Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I started making this card at the same time I did the accordian book.

Ever since we did the Urban set I have been wanting to be able to deliver a care package. Well with the addition of the Valentines ReMix set to the DoodleFactory line we have finally been able to do it! This card was a long time coming!

Colored with Copics on 110# PTI paper
Stamps used:
Starving Artistamps DoodleFactory Collections:
Urban -Arno and airplane
Valentine ReMix- Sack
Rooftops backdrop
Sentiments: All about Love and Valentine sets

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Some new Flower Soft Cards

Here are a couple of new cards using some of the new flower soft stamps and new colors. Both of these are done with alot of dimension. I like to do 3D on my cards alot. I usually have at least a low layer paper tole style with some 110 # or 120 # cardstock and then the foreground elements are usually done with pop ups. Its hard to see in the photos but in real life these look really cool.

Flower Soft colors used:
Bright red, bright orange, bright yellow. Shamrock green and light green.
Stamps used:
Starving Artistamps brick outline background
Flower Soft country window and cat from quiet corner bench

The back of the bench, cats head, toes, top pages of the book and ribbon on the hat all have an additional layer of 110# cardstock for dimension, the front of the bench is popped up on pop up dots.
Products used:
Flower Soft flowers: summer, and shamrock. Also either heather or Fuscia for the hat, im not sure which it is.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

CPS sketch 102

We are sponsoring the CPS Sketch blog anniversary this week (yesterday and today) and it uses a really fantastic sketch (#102) Here is my card for the sketch.  The center Iris is actually raised up sort of paper tole style with an additional layer of 110# cardstock.  The heart and both bees are on pop ups, this card has lot more dimension than it appears.  

Stamps I used:
Starving Artistamps Big Iris,  bees, leaf. 
The sentiment is from the Valentines sentiment set.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Coming home project booklet

Today is the day of our new release blog hop. If you haven't started your hop stop reading and go visit our company blog for the list! There are so many amazing projects and one of us has blog candy! If you are already done with the hop but just can't get enough of our great new DoodleFactory backdrops then read on!

Normally I'm someone who is big on instant gratification, so this project was a demonstration of my patience. It took a few hours to put this project together but I really love it and I think it was worth it. See if you can guess what the theme for this booklet is!

This is the inside of my four panel accordion booklet:
first two pages:

Last two pages:

Back of booklet, grosgrain ribbon secured with ATG gun
and reinforced with red snaps (on the inside)

Front cover
I ran into some technical difficult when I realized all the backgrounds
except for the jungle are all horizontal! So I did some clever editing
some nipping and tucking and expanded the vertical layout on the
jungle by adding the plant and vines to the sides.
First page:

Second page:

Third page:

Last page:

So what's the theme? Well it's returning home!
Be it by airplane, skateboard, helicopter, taxi or bicycle,
however you have to get there, just get there!

Stamps used:
Set the Scene backdrops: Jungle, Tropical, Countryside, and Rooftops.
DoodleFactory collections:
Urban: skateboard, helicopter, airplane, taxi, guaco the mole
Valentine ReMix: vines and plant, chip the monkey
Outdoors: sneeq the racoon and the bicycle
Fairytale: princess winifred
Creatures: Skoober
Sentiment: From Urban sentiment set # 2