Card Basics

Card Basics ~~ One 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of card stock will make a base for 2 cards. Cut it at 4 1/4 portrait and score at 5 1/2. Or for landscape cut at 5 1/2 and score at 4 1/4.

Here is a list of some of my favorite tools: BIG SHOT die cutting machine ~ Grid paper ~~ Stampin' UP! Stampin Trimmer (cutting and scoring) ~Bone Folder - this little tool is a MUST! ~Multipurpose Liquid Glue ~ Glue Dots ~ Stampin' Dimensionals, Score tape, Stickles. BLING, BLING AND MORE BLING.... If it sparkles, I love it!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Happy Sunday!!!

I've been a slacker lately... but not in making my cards, just in blogging!  I've been trying to get my head in gear and get some swap cards made for convention.   Not getting much done though... Here is a new card I made and thought I would share.

Base (Pink Pirouette) is standard card size, 4 1/4 X 11 scored at 5 1/2
Whisper White is 5 1/4  X 4.

I just stamped the flower from Backyard Basics in StazOn Black (a few times across the paper) and colored with my markers. Very sloppy I might add. Then sponged on a little of the Sky Blue ink and I used  Dazzling Details on the center of the flowers then ran it thru the big shot with the hexagon embossing folder.

Then attached it to the base (pink) with snail.

Stamped the bee on a piece of  Very Vanilla CS then used the die to cut it. Colored the yellow on his back and the stripes, then a little on his legs, then put Dazzling Details on his wings and eyes.  And "popped" him on the embossed/colored CS using a dimensional.

Stamped the sentiment from Petite Pairs on Whisper White in Black StazOn  and punched it with the Word Window Punch. "Popped" it with a dimensional.  The inside sentiment says "...begin with you!" and I used the small oval to punch it out.  On each of these punches, I went around it with my sponge using the Sky Blue ink. 

One thing .... I'm not a good "colorer" so using the embossing helped to hide my imperfections a lot! I hope you enjoy making the card as I did.

Have a blessed day!!  Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. This is gorgeous Tonawanda, I like the embossing the flowers and the bee.
    Kevin xx

  2. Thank you so much Kevin... kind words are very much appreciated.