Tuesday, April 26, 2016

CYCI Color Challenge #117

CYCI Color Challenge #117

Silhouette Challenges.com Challenge #36

2 Creative Chicks Showcase #9


This is my entry for the CYCI Color Challenge #117. Since I am a Silhouette Cameo user I thought it would be fun to share this form of card making. This is my own design created for this challenge. It will be available on my profile (http://www.craftsuprint.com/judith-henry/) later today. It is one of now 6 plant card toppers. This one is designed as an open card with a liner sheet for a verse. It is small, 4" x 3.5". Made from 5 layers of card and cover stock from http://www.frenchpaper.com/. I have used the three colors in the challenge and then a hue of the peach for an accent.
CYCI #117
Cards like this do look difficult to cut. With the right product and blade setting the machine can make clear crisp cuts. Hope you enjoy this card for this challenge.

 CYCI #117


I have also found this challenge site just for Silhouette creations.

 http://www.silhouettechallenges.com/2016/04/silhouette-challenges-36-featured-artist.html


In the same manner I invite you to visit this challenge site:

 http://www.2creativechicks.com




Plant Card Topper

How often do you visit someone in the hospital or nursing home and you want to bring a flower or plant with a special something you made. A card that is small, unusual, with just the right sentiment is perfect. I have discovered heavy cover stock makes a durable yet pretty card. I spray with lacquer to water proof the paper and bring out the color in the cover stock.

This past week I created 5 new Plant Card Topper that are 4" x 3.5". I found spiral paper clip picks that work perfect for plants and flower vases. I also found spiral paper clip stands which open up a whole new market. Think of wedding place cards or table decorations. Add a magnet to the back and you have a refrigerator magnet. If you repeat the cutout design on both sides it becomes a cake topper.

But then of course you should not forget these cards can be scaled larger and made for a greeting card or wall art.

Each one of these are 3-5 layers. Using 80 lb cover stock to give it felt dimensions. With this much weight they can also be used to hold down a balloon bouquet.

http://www.craftsuprint.com/judith-henry/







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What's with the name?

In 2012 I became a grandma. My daughter asked me what I wanted my granddaughter to call me. I never thought about this. I guess to keep things straight she could call me Grandma Henry. This might confuse her since she has a great grandma. I told my daughter that Gwen would name me. She did, I'm sure with the help of her mommy. I became Gammy and as she got older the "R" was added. Grammy, Grammy, Grammy.

When I retired I began making more cards. Many of them were with her in mind. My specialty is the popup form of cards. That has led me into a lot of research with the hopes of creating a popup book for my grand "children". This includes my nieces children.