Monday, January 20, 2014
The 2nd weekend homework assignment for the survey class had 5 new required elements: *(not pictured: sketch layout; lots of rectangles) *use of gray and another color; suggestions were gray and peach, gray and pink, gray and yellow, or gray and turquoise *one tracing of a household or office item *sentiment contains theme of "I have a dream" or "My wish" *one use of zig-zag lines (chevron, zipper, lighting bolt, etc) (ch
Posted by Becca Sadler at 8:56 PM
Students in my survey class (Orientation to Home Economics) have been challenged with weekend homework assignments this quarter by creating cards using a "recipe" I've put together for each time. The first weekend's five required elements included: *two tones of blue *one use of plastic wrap or foil or waxed paper *winter theme *sentiment includes thanks *one part from front needs to be repeated to the inside
Posted by Becca Sadler at 8:45 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Birthday card for aunt
Supplies and layout could easily switch to Valentine's, Best friend, or Anniversary
About 10 days or so ago, one of my aunts had a birthday. This was the card I created last week for her:
|front close-up of the chipboard embellishment from Special Moments|
|front close-up of stamping|
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Feminine birthday card creation
for adult-age nieceLots of different aqua, teals, and spring greens mixed to create a fluttery girly-girl card:
|Studio G card base was purchased embossed and the area was inked so the butterflies would stand out.|
|angled view to see how the paisley cardstock is repeated; the flower cutout is the reverse side to the paisley from Wild Raspberry Papers from K and Company|
anniversary cardMy sister and brother-in-law have been married for 24 years. This is the card I created last week for them:
|inside angled close-up|
Sunday, March 3, 2013
BFF: best friend forever--her 2013 birthday card creation
Birthday card using lots of blue-green huesIt was soooo good to be creating a card instead of grading papers or fixing 'babies' (Baby Think It Over babies for parenting class students) or grocery shopping for one or more food classes! I just LOVE when I get the chance to be creative and especially love when I coordinate an extremely eclectic grouping of items and techniques to create a charming card.
The embossed-edged card is from Studio G. I used a peacock blue-green ink pad (also from Studio G) to apply color to the embossed edge in order for it to 'pop'. The white doily was also bordered with the same ink application. Studio G's "make a wish" stamp was used to create another bottom border.
A circle of white tulle was folded, crimped, and trimmed at each end in order to overwhelm the card.
The paper heart shape is from a set of memo pads purchased a few years ago from Current Catalog. I felt that since Valentine's Day was only a few weeks back and I have also know my BFF Susie since we were in first grade, a heart focal image for her birthday card was very appropriate. Half of the ribbons are from Martha Stewart Crafts ('congratulations' and 'best wishes') or from Studio G. The epoxy brad and the chipboard flower (inside) are also from Studio G.
Overall, I'm extremely happy with the final results: