Posts Tagged "paper pricking"

2014-June-14a

I always look forward to Saturday’s Inspiration Challenge at SplitcoastStamper – you never know what website Adurie is going to pick, but you know for sure that you’re going to be inspired! This Saturday, she showed us her own Art of Journaling Pinterest board, and oh, my gosh, what a feast for the eyes! There were so many ideas, so many things to be inspired about, not only in art, but also in writing, I almost forgot to make a card, LOL!  Anyway, after going over everything Audrie pinned, I went back to what “spoke” to me the most: this journal. I never tire looking at graceful curves, scrolls and spirals, and that’s what inspired me to make this paper piercing card.

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A Single Rose

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects in General, Projects
22
May

2014-May-22a

I’m excited to post this card and share how I did that rose, but… I’m afraid that I’ll just have to update this post later because I don’t have a lot of time. (*** Update: this post is now updated, LOL! Just scroll down.***) This card is for Ann’s challenge this week at The Paper Players, which is Clean and Simple floral theme. I like how Ann says that if it’s CAS to you, then it’s CAS to us – that is my kind of definition, LOL!

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2014-May-14a

The idea for a tulip birthday card started with the CAS Tulip Color Challenge at SplitcoastStampers – what a delicious color palette! But I was also thinking of Sandy’s Color Challenge at The Paper Players, another delicious color palette! Which one should I do…? Decisions, decisions! Make two cards with the same flowers, same layout, but change the color of the flowers to fit each challenge, says my practical mind. Hmm…. yes, I agree, says creative mind (they are not always at odds, you know, LOL!)…and since the colors came from a tulip picture,  why not make dimensional tulips? You know, just like the daffodil one, says creative mind. You’re on to something…says practical mind. Same concept as the daffodil – use a circle punch to punch out a leaf shape, then use those leaf shapes to form tulips! Ahhh, yes!  Worked out perfectly – just cut a small slit at the bottom of that leaf shape, make each cut part overlap to make the leaf have a shallow “cup” – and there, you have a tulip petal! Make three petals, overlap them – and you now have a tulip!

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Daffodil Tag Card

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects in General, Projects
8
May

2014-May-08-a

I didn’t have time to make a card today. Really. Or that’s what my practical mind was telling me last night before I went to bed. My creative mind wanted to see what’s the Thursday challenge at SplitcoastStampers, and my practical mind let me. Mistake 1. Oooh, the theme is your birthmonth flower or stone! I wonder what mine is? A daffodil! Hmm… creative mind is thinking, if I were to make a card, it would be cute to make a 3D paper daffodil… I wonder if there are instructions on how to make one? Practical mind is saying, it’s time for bed! Creative mind went on Google and searched. Mistake 2.

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2013-Aug-20

I have to admit that before posting this card I made for The Paper Players, I hesitated… a lot! The challenge calls for a one-layer, clean and simple card. For the first requirement – that the card be just one layer – I’ll put a check mark. I printed Tina Wenke’s beautiful tea party scene on GP card stock, then embossed (well, technically, it is debossed or pillow-embossed) it with Spellbinder’s Labels 13. Next, I paper-pierced a frame around the image… and this now brings me to the second requirement – that the card be clean and simple. Does this card look clean and simple? Ummm…I’m not that sure, and that’s when I hesitated posting it.

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Playing with Colors

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects in General, Projects
13
Aug

2013-Aug-13a

I made this card today for the challenge of The Paper Players, which is to use the colors strawberry slush,  crisp cantaloupe and pear pizzazz (sounds fruity and yummy!). This card is just 4½” square and can be done in less than 20 minutes – really!

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Beautiful Friend Tag

This tag is one of my favorite entries for the DTGD Week at Splitcoaststampers, and I got word last week that it is now in the Honors Gallery! Yay! The challenges I entered it for were: to make something with the vintage look, use pink, green and a heart in a project, to feature a feathered friend and to make a tag.

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Geranium birthday

It’s the last day of Dare to Get Dirty Week at SplitcoastStampers, and I’m trying to do as much challenges as I can. For this card, I get to cross out 8 challenges from my list! Yay! The geranium image and the paper piercing are digis from the Paper Piercing Floral Set, while the hummingbird is also a digi from Window Reflections. I’m not too crazy about how the digis printed because my printer is running low on cyan… but oh, well! The sentiment is by Jean Paul Richter and printed using the American Classic font.

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Inspired…

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects in General, Projects
31
Mar

2013-Mar-31

This card is for two challenges at Splitcoast Stampers: Inspiration and Featured Stamper. I loved, loved the inspiration website, Eglantyne! Even though the text is in Japanese, there is no need to translate… just looking at the lovely pictures made me want to create.   The Featured Stamper for this week is Lesley Croghan (Lionsmane) – her gallery is filled with pages upon pages of wonderful cards!

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2013-Mar12

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a post (school time is always busy time *sigh*), but I felt compelled to write a new post because of an e-mail I received last week. I did not know the writer (which made me more intrigued), and in her e-mail, she congratulated me on being published in Paper Crafts. It is my first time, and I was, of course, thrilled! She noticed that the paper piercing  pattern is from Gem’s Cottage, looked up my site, and saw how to contact me. She was having trouble making the flowers, she said, and asked for more detailed instructions so she can make them. Well, Susan, here are the step-by-step instructions with pictures of how I made the flowers in the card above  – and on page 50 of the March/April 2013 issue of Paper Crafts. Thank you for making my day!

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