Friday, October 15, 2010

Fisk-a-teers Support the Fight against Breast Cancer! Go Orange and Pink!

 Here's my entry in the Pink and Orange Challenge issued by lead Fisk-a-teer Tami.  I somehow had the idea pink and orange didn't go together.  Was I wrong!  Love it!  Can't stop using it!  I made a couple more cards after the challenge.

This picture shows some of the Fiskars tools I used; some, because I forgot the one I used the most, the Threading Water Edge Punch!  I especially love the finished look the crimper and pinking shears give candy wraps.  Looks so professional! 

Tami posted a wonderful video on the Fisk-a-teer site.

I hope you'll check it out.  It's very moving.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Clearly Inspired Challenge #18 - Color me Fall

     I've gotten really excited about this little company, Clear Dollar Stamps, and thrilled that they now have dies.  I love the label designs, but I was afraid the paper would stick inside.  No worry.  It fell right out.  The clear templates make it very easy to line up with sentiments or graphics.  I found that the main sentiment I wanted to use, the scripture, was a wee bit too big, so I masked off the "address, " Jeremiah 29:11, and it fit fine.  I had fun laying out the tiny individual words from "Card Categories Too" for the greeting.  Don't they look like they were made that way?  Nope, just individual words in a lovely script.
     It kind of stretched me to make a birthday card in these colors, but it is a Fall birthday, so it makes sense. . .I hope!  The card is accordian style which folds up to a standard A2 card.  Happy Birthday to my friend, Darlynn!