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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Please Don't Give Up On Me

I feel like the queen of excuses when I seem to always have something interfere with my being able to blog.  Even I am tired of listening to me!!  So this time I am simply going to beg for your forgiveness, thank you for your patience and move this posting along. 

Remember this card:

Well today we are going to start with the tutorial on how I made it.  Today I will focus on the words and on of the minion characters as I promised in my last blog.  Let's get the ball rolling, shall we?!

For the lettering on this card I turned to the retired big shot decorative strip called billboard.  I cut the letters out of glittery red card stock and adhered them onto the sections with liquid glue.  The hyphen was made using a scrap piece of the card stock.

Here you see the word Minion made the same way as above.

And last is the Avengers.  My son in law to be is really into comics and this was one movie I watched with him.  I chose the entire theme for the card based on the night we watched the movie.

For the happy birthday greeting, I actually used and embossing folder and my big shot to emboss the words onto a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I then cut them out free handed and attached them to Night of Navy card stock using runner adhesive.  I followed the outline of the word to trim the navy to the same shape.

Since the words were embossed, they had not "stand out" feature to them to make them easy to read.  I wanted to highlight them and did so by using my Real Red stampin' marker and tracing over the words.  This allowed them to "pop" off the page and be seen.  I also sponged a bit of red ink onto the white area to differentiate it from the card.  Red rhinestones completed my look for the panels.

Now let's begin meeting our super hero minions!!  The first I want to introduce you to is Captain America Minion.  He is on the center panel of my card.  Now I know these characters may not be the best you have ever seen but I enjoyed making them and was happy with the turnout.  

I used Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White and Basic Black card stock to make this little guy.  The body was punched using the retired key tag punch.  Now I also used this punch to make the pieces of the suit.  If you do not have this punch, you can use an oval punch and trim the sides down.  The eyes and the little things off his helmet are from the owl builder punch.  I made the feet using the small heart from the retired heart to heart punch.  His arm is a scrap of card stock while his hand is an owl foot.  The shield was made using the 1" circle, 3/4" circle, 1/2" circle and the large medium circle from the owl builder.  They are layered together and adhered with liquid glue.  The mouth is the end of the large oval.  For teeth, I used the same punch and punched a piece of white.  I trimmed it free hand.  The tongue is a 3/4 inch circle trimmed to fit.  

All pieces were adhered together using a liquid glue.  The shield was attached to the card with a dimensional.

Well that's it for this time.  Next blog post I will the photos and information about the other little minions on the card.  Thanks again for sticking with me.  I will be back soon.  Have a great day!!

Monday, January 6, 2014

It's A New Year!!!!!!!!

Hi everyone and happy new year to you!!!!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.

I must say this was a very special Christmas for us.  Our youngest daughter, Kaitlyn, was proposed to on Christmas morning by her boyfriend, Robert.  I am happy to say she accepted his proposal.  She has already started the wedding planning.  While no date is set yet, she is working to ensure the details will be exactly what she wants.  I could not be more happy for her.  Robert is a wonderful young man and we are looking forward to having him as a son-in-law.

Our oldest daughter, Heather, also had wonderful news to share with us.  She has gone back to school and made a 4.0 gpa for this past semester!  She received a formal letter of congratulations from the school.  We are so proud of her achievement!!

As promised, I am going to share with you a birthday card I made for Robert's birthday.  I took lots of photos of this card and am going to share it with you for a few days in order to break down the components.  Now as I am typing this for you, I am also preparing to begin keeping my nephew once again as his mommy goes back to teaching.  I am going to try to get 2 to 3 blogs in per week so it may take a week or so to show you all the components of this card.  Let's begin, shall we.

I think last year was my year for tri-fold cards.  I made quite a few of them for my relatives.  This one has to be one of my favorites.  I love the Minions and since Robert is a fan of the Avengers, I chose to pair them together in this awesome card.  The color scheme I went with is Real Red, Night of Navy and Whisper White.  To start this card, you will need a 5 1/2" x 12" piece of red card stock.  You will need to score it from top to bottom at 2", 4", 8" and 10".  Then you will turn it lengthwise.  You will measure 1 1/2" from each side and mark it on the 2" score line and the 10" score line.  Using a ruler to help you, take your craft knife an cut from the 2" to the 10" line.  This is what creates the panels for you to fold.  The panels were made using the navy and white card stock.  I measure the panels one by one and then cut my card stock.  The panels were run through my big shot using the honeycomb textured impression folder.  Panels are attached with runner adhesive.  

Here's a top view of the card.  I love how this one looks when it is open.  Whoever came up with this nifty fold is a genius!!

Here is a flat view of the card.  I forgot to take a photo of it folded up but I think that's okay.  I know I took folded ones of some of the other tri-fold cards.   

In my next blog, I will share the words on the cards and one of the Minion characters with you.  I hope you will return to see them.  Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will continue to visit with me throughout this year.   See you next time!!!!