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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Just Basketball Shaker Card

I always find it challenging to come up with masculine cards, so I thought it would be fun to do a masculine shaker card using a sports theme.

This card was created using the Just Basketball stamp set.  The color combo is Basic Grey, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie

The hoop image was stamped twice, once on clear acetate and again on Whisper White using Black Stazon.  I created a space between the two pieces for the shaker effect using Stampin' Dimensionals and inserted the punched out basketball image between the two layers.  The basketball image shakes around freely within the window, giving you the appearance that you can "make a basket."

Thanks for looking,
~ Maria

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Birds & Blooms Bookmark

This Spring-inspired bookmark was created using the Little Leaves and Birds & Blooms Stampin' Up! Sizzlits.

The flowers were cut from Raspberry Tart DSP (retired, but available on the SU Clearance Rack), sponged and then layered together with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The flower centers were created by punching out a 1/4" circle in Whisper White, applying Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds and then adhering to the flower.

After the leaves (used at the top of the bookmark) were cut out by the die, I used the remaining card stock "negative image" (see below) and a Sponge Dauber to create a reverse-masking effect in Old Olive.

Thanks for looking,
~ Maria