Monday, October 27, 2008

Is Frosting in the 5 Food Groups? and a Travel Napkin

My first card today is for the weekly Double Dare Challenge I do with some SCS friends. Joan Ervin was our hostess this week and she challenged us to make a card with plenty of sugar and calories - something good to eat!

I thought this fun sentiment stamp by Inkadinkado (don't try the cupcake - go for the frosting, happy birthday. Liam Holland Age 8) and yummy little cupcake by Lockhart Stamps would fit the bill!

Remember when you just lapped the frosting off cupcakes and then didn't eat the cake?!?!?! Or was I the only one that did that?!?!?

You can check out all the high calorie cards here!!

Stamps: sentiment: Inkadinkado, Cupcake: Lockhart Stamps
Paper: white, PTI, Ballet Blue, Real Red: SU, DP: basic grey Cupcake
Ink: onyx black versafine
Accessories: SU markers, coffee ice stickles, hole punch, nestability circles, foam dimensionals

My second card was for Today's Try a new Technique challenge on Split Coast that was to use a decorative paper napkin on your card.

These are the Lynn's instructions: Supplies:
Decorative Napkin
Freezer Paper (the white stuff with a waxy coating on the backside)
A piece of scratch or copy paper
Other cardstock and supplies you would like to complete your project.

First start by unfolding your napkin and if it is a multi-ply napkin, carefully pull the layers apart so that you only have the top decorative layer for your project. Cut a piece of freezer paper a little larger than your napkin (about 1/2 to 3/4") Heat your iron while you first lay your freezer paper, shiny side up, on your ironing board.

Next, lay your decorative napkin (pretty side up) onto your freezer paper, then lay your copy paper on top of your napkin.

Heat with your iron (set on medium - no steam) for about 15 to 30 seconds, moving your iron over the copy paper, applying gentle pressure until your napkin is adhered to your freezer paper.

Now just apply your pretty napkin to your cardstock, (just like you would if you were using patterned paper) and complete your project as desired.

I used this pretty scenic napkin that I got on a summer vacation on Prince Edward Island. I thought it looked so lovely - I didn't add anything accept the sentiment under the image.

I must say that I had some issues with the napkin separating from the freezer paper when I put the double sided adhesive on the paper. So I think I need to play around with the ironing bit a little - maybe I ironed it too long? Most of it stuck together - just a few areas pulled apart and I just put some adhesive between the layers and stuck it back down! I think it's a great new technique for a different kind of card though and worth another shot to get the technique down pat.

That's it from me today - I appreciate your stopping by!

Saturday I'll be participating in the H&M Design Team Blog Hop - all the DT members are making lovely holiday decorations to inspire you - so be sure to come by this Saturday - Nov 1!

Stamps: Sentiment: Simple Little Things: PTI
Paper: Kraft, Ruby Red: SU
Ink: Onyx Black versafine
Accessories: decorative paper napkin, freezer paper, iron, sheet of typing paper
Techniques: paper napkin transfer


Pat (mspfd) said...

Both of these challenge cards are great. I'd say you nailed both!

~amy~ said...

CUTE Frosting those inkadinkado kid quotes! Great job on the technique challenge turned out gorgeous!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love the water colored feel of your napkin card. And let me say that YES, frosting is a food group! My favorite snack is dipping pretzels into cream cheese frosting! Y-U-M!!
hugs, Jami

LeAnne said...

Cute birthday card---I love that sentiment! And your napkin card is BEAUTIFUL! What a great scene. I wouldn't want to give it away, just frame it! Oh, and I thought I was the only one who liked pretzels and icing--seems I have a cohort in Jami!

dpkennedy said...

Wow, what a great technique! Your napkin card is awesome! The cupcake is just adorable too...the no calorie type of sweet!

Heather said...

Wonderfully delicious cards Julia! Super fun!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Cute cards and to answer your question of course frosting is a food group ;-)

Debbie/Phx AZ

Anne said...

This is the coolest technique! I'll have to go see what everyone is coming up with. I love your napkin card!!

I'm bummed I won't get to blog hop with you on Sat.!! Rats!! I have guests coming and we're taking a road trip. But I'll follow you later in the week GF!!

Beverly said...

Lovely card Julia! I love the napkin you used. I only have boring white napkins - wahhh! I may need to head out and get some of those funny cocktail napkins, so that I can participate in this challenge.
This is gorgeous!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

These are wonderful cards! Love the cupcake one and the watercolor one....fab!

Jamie Martin said...

Both cards are super nice :)