Friday, July 4, 2008

Two A-muse-ing Cards - Scores & Dots

My first card was made for the Ways to Use It Challenge on Split Coast- to score something on your card - and for the A-muse-a-palalooza challenge to use black & white and a touch of pink on your card. I made 2 score lines 1/4 inch apart on the black scalloped canopy and folded it so it stuck out over the card. I also made 2 score lines on the white panel on the canopy just to give the look of canvas.

I stamped the lanterns on a white scrap and then cut it out with a scalloped circle nestability and cut off the top along the rope line. Then I attached it to the card with foam dimensionals. I cut the sentiment with my Spellbinder ribbon tag die and wove the pink ribbon through it attaching the ends under the tag so it looked nice on the inside of the card where it wrapped around.

Stamps: Amuse: Party Lanterns, Luck and Fortune
Paper: Basic Black: SU, white: PTI
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Scor-Pal, prismacolor marker: Blush Pink, foam dimensionals, sweet blush twill ribbon: PTI


I made my second card for the Amuse Apalooza challenge to use dots on your card.

As you know if you've been looking at my blog this past week - I am on vacation and don't have a lot of supplies with me (tons but not quite enough it seems!) - so I used the eraser on the end of a pencil to make my dots! (where there's a will, there's a way!) I embossed the square on the white panel - then cut 2 more squares, one rust and one white, with my nestabilities and layered it over the embossed square. I popped up the computer panel on foam dimensionals.

For a little touch of humor I cut out a weather screen from a magazine my DH brought to camp and attached it over the computer screen. I thought that it came out really cute! Guys are always checking the weather right?!?!

The sentiment is cut using a spell binder tag die. Inside I stamped the sentiment 'that bytes!'. I used these colors and no ribbon so it could be used as a masculine card.
Have a safe and Happy 4th of July everyone! We'll be watching fireworks shot off over the lake tonight - can't wait!
Stamps: Amuse: Mainly Men Clear Stamp set
Paper: really rust:: SU, white PTI
Ink: Really Rust: SU
Accessories: pencil eraser, foam dimensionals, spellbinders tag trio, cuttlebug, nestability square

5 comments:

Kim Gasper said...

These are both adorable. I love the awning and touch of elegance from the first card. The sentiment from the computer card cracks me up!

LeAnne said...

Wow, I can't believe you took your stamping stuff on vacation....I think my DH would shoot me!! Anyway, your cards are fabulous--especially the dotted one! So cute!
Enjoy your vacation!
LeAnne

kim evans said...

haha! Love the sentiment!! These are both wonderful - love all your detail work! The Nestabilities are FABULOUS!!! Thanks for sharing,
Kim

Beth said...

These are just too cute and a clever use of materials. No matter how much I seem to lug along with me, there is always something that I seem to need- bwahahahaha!

~amy~ said...

FABulous cards Julia....love the lantern one, I {heart} pink!