Thursday, April 24, 2014

Slider Cards?

I got an ad in the mail from US Cellular for the new Samsung Galaxy S5.  The ad shows a phone on the front with the screen cut-out and you pull the inside paper through to change the screen's picture.  It was very cool so I thought I can do that!  Here, after much frustration, are the end results.  I may post directions later, please let me know if you are interested.

This is the view closed. Stamps used: Gorgeous Grunge, LOL from Hero Arts and some birthday sets from Papertrey Ink.

The view open. The "screen" changes.

Another try with brown embossing powder and shiny, girly paper. Not sure about this version. 
Above is closed and below is open.

An all Stampin' Up version.  This was tricky because I had to cut the window out twice and cut the frame by hand.  Very time consuming!

My last one closed and then open.  These fit nicely in a #10 envelope as they are 8 1/2" long.  Hope you like them. - Heidi

Mortal Kombat Women

As you know I have been making refrigerator magnets lately.  This is a set for a co-worker that loves Mortal Kombat.  Each magnet is about 5 X 7 with Sindel being a little larger because I had to include her foot. Without further ado, here they are.

Sindel was tough because she didn't have a foot in the original picture.  I had to paint her a foot - which I don't think looks half bad.  I also had to extend her magnetic background which left a nasty seam that drove me insane.  Enter in Tim Holtz Crackle Distress paint.  Gives her an almost rising up from the ashes look.  All ladies are fussy cut out and put up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

All ladies and their backgrounds have been painted over or added to by myself with acrylic paint.

Jade didn't print out as detailed as the other gals did so I had to repaint just about all of her.  I am worried that my co-worker will not like her.  I'll find out tonight if it's okay with him or not.  I know that as a crafter we see all the mistakes and the people that appreciate our work don't see all the flaws.  Here's hoping! - Heidi

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Selena Birthday Card

My co-worker wanted a Selena card and matching refrigerator magnet.  I found the following picture on Pintrest. Did I mention that I LOVE Pintrest?!

Very nice artsy portrait of Selena, but my co-worker wanted it in a bright red not the orange color it is here.  I have no idea how to change things up on my computer to make her red - I use Picture Monkey and I couldn't find a way to do it.  That's okay though - I kicked it old school.  I printed it out on my computer on Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select heavy white cardstock.  Then I painted over it with red acrylic paint.  I think it looks fabulous!  It definitely has an artsy vibe so I used the art deco corner notch for the magnet.

Now what to do for the card?  It is a beautiful graphic, but tough to work with because of the fly away hair.  I just smoothed her hair out by fussy cutting around her and I think it looks awesome.  Now this is a card for a man, but I was afraid to bling this bad boy out.  So I texted my co-worker and he told me the card is for a gay man with a stage name.  Okay, Hello!  If he has a stage name then we definitely need some bling on our birthday card for this boy! I painted her clothes bright red again and fixed some printing issues with black and white wash colors to make the picture look less pixelated.  What to bling though?  I created this background by cutting out rays of glitter cardstock.  Then I arranged them in a starburst behind her.  I am very happy with this card.  
Hope you like it. - Heidi.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Birthday

A co-worker saw a card I made for another co-worker and decided that he wanted a card too.  I do so love that!  He wanted a Buffy the Vampire Slayer card.  I told him that I would probably have to print something off and work with that because I can't really stamp a Buffy.  A quick surf on Pintrest and I was able to find the following picture.

Pretty cool, right?  I was more into a cartoony type of picture than using a real picture - it just looks more artsy to me.  Less cutting and pasting and child-like, if you know what I mean.  I printed the picture out three times on my computer on the gorgeously heavy Stamper's Select white cardstock from Papertrey Ink.  No wimpy cardstock for me!  I fussy cut around Buffy and the stake and axe that she is holding.  I popped her up on stampin' dimensionals to make her more 3D-ish.  Then I cut out the banners.  I was disappointed that I had no light blue cardstock that matched those banners perfectly so I settled on Tempting Turquoise.  Using some Papertrey Ink stamps I bent them to stamp Happy Birthday on the banners.  Then I took my markers and traced around the banners to help them blend in better.  The result is the card below.  Not a great picture because you can't really see that Buffy is popped up.  My co-worker loved it and that is what matters.  I took the extra Buffy I printed and glued her to a refrigerator magnet.  He loved that also.  I found rolls of magnet at Goodwill for $1.00 and they are 5" across by 5' long - what a steal!

Hope you like it.  Have a great night - Heidi

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Frozen's Olaf at Easter

A co-worker and I were talking about her grandchildren.  She wanted something for them for Easter.  Her grandson, Greyson, likes Disney's Frozen.  I found this FREE printable Valentine on Pintrest here.  I just printed it out and added on a few things to make this card.

Cardstock: Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Green Galore, Daffodil Delight, Close to Cocoa, variety for the Easter Eggs and white to print Olaf on and for the bunny ears (along with Blushing Bride).

Stamps: Year Round Happiness from Papertrey Ink.

Ink: Wild Wasabi from Stampin' Up.

Die: One Liners: Happy Die from Papertrey Ink.

Punches: small oval, Easter Basket and grass from Martha Stewart and 1" circle.

I hope Greyson likes the card!  I hope you enjoyed it also! - Heidi