"Cuddlebug Quilt"

Sunday, May 29,2011

I wish to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our past and present member of our armed services. With out thier sacrafice we would probably not have the freedoms that we enjoy today. I can only say "Thank You For Your Service" to all those that have served.

Todays card is what I call a "Cuddlebug Quilt". The background is made up of six patterned paper squares that measure 1 7/8" X 1 11/16" squares of different paper. They where run through the Cuddlebug in an embossing folder to give the texture.

Here is the card;

"Cuddlebug Quilt"

After you emboss the squares, glue them to a 4"X5.25" piece of cardstock. This will then be adhered to the base card. The image used on this card is from the "Paper Parachute". It was colored with Copic markers. After coloring the image I used a Spica pen in Green to give some sparkle to the stems and leaves.

The image mat was corner punched with a Martha Stewart corner punc, as was the secondary image mat. The half pearl where origanially cream, but I colored them with a Copic marker to match the card.

The image mat assembly was popped up withPopDots. Also the center of the flower was popped up.

Hint: Use glue to adhere the squares to the mat' this give you more tack time to position the squares.
Use an embossing folder that will give you a high definition pattern so that it shows up.

That's all for today. Enjoy your weekend and your family.

Please leave a comment, they arer always appreciated.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!!
Bob L.

"Your World Is As......."

Friday,May 20, 2011

Where does the time go? I havn't posted to this blog since the 6th of May. Things are starting to settle down so I will try to get back to posting twice a week.

Todays card is one that I made for a "Funshop" that I was doing for "The Angel Company" For these "Funshops" we usually make two cards that I design. The stamp set used is of course from "The Angel Company" and is called "Joy, Found" T-3319.

It's a very cute set.

"Your World is As...."

The card is very simple. I wrapped "Scrapper's Floss" around the back dark blue mat. I cut slits with my scissors to keep the start point end and the end in place. You can use tape if you want, it works just as well.

The dots in the corners were made using "Liquid Pearls". Works quite well but I am limited in the colors that I have. The "Liquid Pearls" dry faster than the "Stickles". I intend to try the new replacement for the Liquid Pearls made by "Viva Decour". They are surpose to be easier to use and give a better results. I'll let you know.

If you have any questions about this card, let me know by leaving a question in you comment along with how I can reach you.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L

"Hoppy Everything"

Friday, May 6, 2011

Todays card is from an image that I colored for Easter. Turns out that I had colored to many so I have turned it into an all occassion card;

Here is the card;

"Hoppy Everything"
The image is from "Art Impressions" stamp number P-1588. It's a cute image and I could not resist using it for a card. So I guess the Sentiment sayes it all, "Hoppy Everything".

I used a Spellbinder die "Labels Small" to cut out the image. I did not have the matching larger die to cut out the mat, so I used the "Ticket Corner" punch to make the mat. The border around the background paper was punched with a "Fiskars Corner,Border punch called Bubbles. The background paper is from "The Angel Company" and is a collection called "Tutti Fruiti". This is a very cute collection of papers.

The sentiment is also from "The Angel Company" and is called "Hoppy Everything" number T-2732.

I added a few rinestones a ribbon and "walla" it was done.

Hope you enjoy todays card. If you have and questions please leave a comment and I'll get back to you.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

"Thank You Friend"

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I want to appologize for the measurement mistake I made on my last posting. I stated that the measurements for the body of the card were 4 1/4"X112". They should have been 4 1/4"X11". I'm not measurement challenged, I'm key board challenged.

Today's card is a variation of the offset z-fold that I posted last. It is a true Z-Fold. Here it is;

"Thank You"

The body for the basic card is 4.25"X9.75". The card is scored at 3.25" and 6.50" from the left. When the card is folded it measures 3.25"X4.25".

The stamp image used is from "Just-Rite" stamps. The sentiment is from "The Angel Company". The top corners were formed with a .50" corner rounding punch as were the bottom center fold corners. The horizontal and diagonal strips were punch with a "Martha Stewart" punch. On the right panel the poka dot trim was cut using a Spellbinder border die and chalked it while it was in the die.

The flower was covered with Fine Flower Soft. It kind of blkocks out the outline of the flower, but looks cute.

Hope you enjoy today's posting. Your comments are always welcome.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.