Monday, November 17, 2008

A Triangle Medallion Cat and a Shimmery Silver Deer

Oh, my gosh - I am so glad I got this finished! I had a little trouble figuring out how to get this triangle fold medallion together - and I can't tell you how I finally got it done but here it is!!

Phew! and if you would like to give it a try - look here in the Try a New Technique Forum on Split Coast. I used this fun stamp set called The Cats Meow from H & M Stamps and after I attached the cat's head to the center of the triangle folds - I thought it kind of looked like a lion's mane! (sorry the pics not real clear - I couldn't get a good shot of it tonight for some reason).

I used my Nestability Labels One dies for the framing and did a little paper piercing. I used a black Spica pen on kitties nose for a little contrast and shimmer. The ribbon is Papertrey Ink.

I think if I tried this Triangle fold again - right now - I could probably do it faster now that I've done it once! Tomorrow - maybe not!!??

Stamps: The Cats Meow: H&M Stamps
Paper: real red and DP: SU, vintage cream PTI,
Ink: onyx black versafine, real red: SU
Accessories: black Spica pen, paper piercer, grid and mat: SU, nestabilities Labels One, cuttlebug, ribbon: Swiss dots satin Pure Poppy: PTI, foam dimensionals
Techniques: tiangle fold medallion, paper piercing

This second card was made for two challenges - the weekly double dare that I do with some SCS friends and the Our Creative Corner Saturday challenge. Turns out both challenges this week were similar - the Double Dare challenge from Charlene (LilLuvsStampin) was to use Razzle Dazzle on a card - and the OCC was to use a silhouette stamp and some sparkle.So I used this deer silhouette stamp and tree outline stamp - both from Artful INKables - and I used silver embossing powder on the deer and Dazzling Diamonds on the tree and along the ground.

The pretty silver ribbon is from Papertrey Ink and the note card is Amuse.

I think all this shimmer made for a pretty Christmas card - don't you? If you'd like to see the other Double Dare cards look here. and to see the other Our Creative Corner cards look here.

If you want to order any Artful INKable stamps, charms or ribbon today - remember to use the code save10JA and you will save 10% on your total order!!

Thank you so much for coming by today!

Stamps: Peaceful Wishes & Frosty Mug Mates: Artful INKables
Paper: Amuse note card - blue raspberry
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: silver ep, hot gun, dazzling diamonds: SU, perfect medium brush: Ranger, silver ribbon: PTI


Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome cards, Julia. I love teabag folding and how you incorporated it in your card. It works so well with the die cut.
Your silhouette card is beautiful! So pretty embossed in silver.

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous medallion card Julia!!! I gave up after only a few Glad you got it to's beautiful!

Your challenge card is pretty with all that embossing/sparkle!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous cards, Julia! I love your medallion!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Great job on the SCS challenge from yesterday I love the kitty face in the middle.
The other card with the deer is just so elegant and beautiful great job on those challenges as well.
Have a great day and TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Deb Wood said...

Oh my gosh the cat is too cute and the deer card is adorable!!

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty cards Julia! The kitty is so cute! I'm too impatient to do's hard enough for me to fold laundry!! Love the silver deer too, very elegant!

Shirley said...

I think the cat's meow card is adorable and it does look like a lion's mane and that make it even cuter too! I lvoe the deer and tree card! It is very lovely and it does shimemer too! Love it~

Shirley said...

Forgot to tell you, Julia, that I am glad you have a Follow Me thingy. I do too and like it. I have added me to yours! LOL

One4Joy said...

I am so glad you hung in there, Julia, because the card is lovely and I am totally lovin' that kitty!!! cool to use the new label plate also

My lifes inky escape and more said...

So cute I love them!

Heather said...

Great cards! Both are so super fun and adorable! Love the silver emboss of the deer card! So elegant!

Jenn Muraoka said...

Ahhhh, the kittie is adorable. I love that stamp!!!!!! And of course the AI card is gorgeous! I love the pairing of the tree and the deer. They go well together!