Thursday, September 23, 2010

Changing a template

Hi there, here is a card I made using a new Lasting Impressions template. The first picture shows how the template looks normally. I didn't like how the 'a' in the word Thanks was out of place above the rest of the words. That bothered me, so I changed the look of my card, simply by moving the template under my paper as I embossed. I'm happy with how it turned out. I'm really enjoying using this brightly colored paper, I stocked up on it when Lasting Impressions had a big sale so I'm trying to make sure I use it rather than just hoard it! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Template Challenge

I belong to a yahoo embossing group and each month we have a challenge to create a card using the same template. August was my month to host the challenge and I used this happy birthday template by Lasting Impressions. The first card is the card that I created. I'm not crazy about it, I think it's plain and boring! That's why I like these challenges, I get lots of new ideas for using my templates! I wanted to share a couple of the cards that other participants made. The second card is made by Donna, and the third card is made by Cin. I love their cards, thanks for sharing them with me ladies! Hope you have a great week!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Lemon Ice Cream

Here is the latest card I made for the monthly Iron Chef recipe card swap that I participate in. My category was cold dessert, and the secret ingredient was lemons! Our hostess, Jessica, sent everyone some patterned paper and challenged us to use the paper on our cards. The paper is blue, brown & white! Doesn't exactly go with yellow or a lemon theme, so it was definitely a challenge for me. I am pretty happy with how my card turned out though. I dry embossed the "Lemon Ice Cream" title, the lemon and lemon slices using a Lasting Impressions brass template. I put the recipe itself into a pocket I created with brown cardstock. Hope you're having a great holiday weekend!