Friday, December 28, 2012

Freestyle Fridays - Black and White

WOW this week has gone by fast!  It was only this morning that I realized it was Friday.  Having a lot of time off can make you lose track of time. I hope that you all have had a safe and Happy Holiday.
A friend of mine is celebrating her birthday on Sunday so I thought I would surprise her with a set of all occasion cards since she is a fan of my work.  This is going to be the actual Birthday card.  I haven't decided if I'm going to add a sentiment to the front.  I just might leave that for the inside.
It's been a long time since I've done anything with Black and White which is why I chose these two neutrals. And, I've had the Silver Glass Glitter since it came out and decided it was about time to use it. Although I used it a little too much I still think it was a good first attempt.
The flower is from Field Flowers which was stamped with Memento Black 4 times on a piece of scrap, then cut into squares and added to each corner on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  This was all ran through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  In the center, a strip of Basic Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon was added.
The center flower and stem was all put together, including the black layer and sticky strip, prior to adding the glass glitter.  I put a blob of Glossy Accents in the center of the flower and then sprinkled the Glitter all over it and let it dry overnight.   Next time I try this I'll be a little less heavy handed with the Glossy Accents but still happy with the end result.  
********REGINA'S MISSION********
Regina, this is your last mission of the year.  Can you believe it?!?!  Your mission this week is to use only black and white to create a project.  You can embellish with silver or glass glitter if you like. 
Be sure to come next week and see what fabulous creation Regina has come up with.
Happy New Year!
See Ya Next Year!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Freestyle Fridays - One Background

Regina is up this week and what an extraordinary job she has done.   
Her mission was to follow the layout from last week and apart from a sentiment she was to only use one background stamp. You'll learn from her post here how she came about to complete yet again another successful mission. 
Happy Holidays!  Stay safe out there.
See Ya Next Week!  

Friday, December 14, 2012

Freestyle Fridays - Welcome to the Office

At my full time job I am the official welcome committee.  The is one of the cards that I've made for that occasion. 
I started with Old Olive and added a layer of Perfect Plum first stamped with Basic Gray. I believe the background stamp to be Floral. I then stamped it again on Very Vanilla, again using Basic Gray Classic Ink. Did little panels with Old Olive and "squared" the Very Vanilla to fit onto them.  Needed to add a little bling of course.   Unfortunately the photo does not do it justice.
********REGINA'S MISSION********
Regina, your mission this week is a sketch one.  So follow the layout and let your creativity guide you.   The tricky part, you can only use one background stamp for your image.  You can do it!
See Ya Next Week!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Freestyle Fridays - No Layers for Regina

Hello Blog people!  Hope you are all warm and cozy.  It's still fall in this area and it feels like its been winter from months......
Regina has made us a stunning card this week and fulfilled the mission like no other.

To get all the details on this little beauty go to Regina's post here.  You may find a new to you technique too!  Please take 10 seconds to leave a comment!
See Ya Next Week!