Monday, August 31, 2009

Clean And Simple Autumn DT Search

These are the cards I made for the CAS Autumn DT Search. There were three challenges to choose from, you could do one or all and as many times as you like. The search is now closed and new DT members will be notified Sept 1st.

The above card is the one I made for the sketch challenge. I went digital for all these cards. I love being able to manipulate text and the image to the size and angle I want.
WHAT I DID: I used Microsoft Publisher blank document. I opened a text box and made it the size of my card but not on the edge of the paper size. If I made it on the edge my image, even though it is off the side would print out with a little gap of blank page rather than clean off the page. I opened two other text boxes, one for my flower and one for my text. I angled my flower and enlarged it to the size I wanted.
I printed the flower out once on the blue paper, and three times more on my patterned paper. I cut out just the flower top twice and just the flower center once. I glued down one flower with two way glue. Then the second one I adhered only at the flower center, so the leaves can pull up for dimension and effect. I cut out the last flower, only the center this time and adhered with a dimensional.
Lastly I covered the flower with dimensional glaze because I wanted it to shine and stand out and boy does it. I like it. At the top of the card, for the part of the sketch that had a ribbon going across, I paper pierced and faux stitched using a gel pen.
STAMPS: NONE Fonts: DB Frilly Words, DB Cutesie Doodles (
INK: Printer, White Gelly Roll Pen
PAPER: Black(The Paper Company), Summer Sky (ANW Crestwood), Salsa Paperz (Junkitz)
ACCESSORIES: Paper Piercer, Mouse Pad, Dimensional Glaze (Inkessentials), Dimensional
The above card is for the monochramatic w/a twist challenge. It was to use browns with a tiny bit of red.
WHAT I DID: I made a skinny card base with the brown 3 1/4 x 5 3/4. The chocolate sqares are 5/8" with three rows of them. For the wrapper, white CS that I ran through the printer after using Microsoft Word to create the text. I love copy and paste. I cut the top at an angle with the Deckle edged scissors and punched the bottom corners. Who doesn't love chocolate?!
STAMPS:NONE Font: CK Elusive (
INK: Printer
PAPER: Espresso (The paper Company), Westcoast Hyper White CS
ACCESSORIES: Dimensionals, Small Corner Punch, Fiskars Deckle Edging Scissors
This card is for the theme challenge. I chose Christmas
WHAT I DID: I used Microsoft Word using two different text fonts and got as close to the lights as I could. Then I colored them in with markers and used dimensional glaze on top for the shine and a little dimensional.
STAMPS:NONE Fonts: LD Hallmark, DB Christmas Fun Doodles, CK Script (
INK:Printer, Bic Mark-It Markers
PAPER:Black, White (DCWV), Berry (The Paper Company)
ACCESSORIES:Dimensionals, Ribbon (Joanns), White Gel Pen, Dimensional Glaze, X-acto blade

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Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! And the chocolate bar is fantastic! I thought it was real at first glance! :0)

Crystal said...

These are AWESOME Lisa!!! I wish you the BEST of luck girl!

Chef Mama Lori said...

Lisa these are super! Hope they pick you! Sorry about taking that bite out of the chocolate bar. I just can't resist a good chocolate! LOL! It does look real! Love it!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!! Girl, you nailed all three challenges...such AWESOME CAS cards!!!!! You are a winner, for sure!!!!

Gloria said...

Beautifully done Lisa. I love them all.

Alysabeth said...

These cards are great:o) I love the string of lights. Thanx for all the kind words on my blog, it means a lot.

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