Sunday, November 16, 2008

November A La Tart

I got my a la tart kit from OBP last night and I got to play with it a bit. Let me tell you, I love the papers, the embellishments and the STAMPS! Did you know you get new, unreleased, wood-mounted stamps in the a la tart kits now? In this month's kit, you get that cute little mouse dude over there and the sticks of candy in the next card. You can get a look at the kits over on the Odd Bird Planet site or if you are in Australia, you can get it from Lime Tart and save some moolah on shipping. I colored the little mouse with Copics and then cut him out. The laser cut tree was first colored with Copics, but the color didn't show up well, so I covered that with Shimmer (Thanks, Ryann), but that didn't sparkle enough for me, so went straight for the Stickles. Yes! I added a gem star and some opalescent mica chips for snow. I cut out the sentiment from the vinyl sheet included in the kit. For this card, I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig and lined up the candy stamps in a row. I colored it all with Copics. I didn't know what to call this card and asked the other crafters for suggestions on sentiments and this is the best one we came up with. Instead of stamping the sentiment, I used the rub-ons that are included in the kit. I'm not sure of the wonky letters, but it's a done deal now. I like how these candies look like candy as well as flowers. I know I'll be getting a lot of use out of this stamp. BTW, isn't that pom-pom strip just the cutest? Yep, you get some of that in the kit, too. Oh yeah, baby! Another card made with the a la tart kit. I just love those pink pom-poms. The other embellishments in the kit include the buttons, some brads, a small jar of glitter and charm paper clips.
I haven't shown you all the cards I made because, well, the other ones are odd and not worth taking up bandwidth or server space.
I almost forgot to post this easy card. As I was perusing some inspirational magazines, I saw a card with the Cuttle-Bugged background like this one. I was instantly enamored and had to reproduce it. I borrowed Tiff's CB and folders and went for it. You put your cardstock in about 2/3 way into the embossing folder and emboss. That's the top part here. Then you use your Scor-Pal or whatever you use to score stuff and score two narrow parallel lines after the CB area. Then put the other end of the cardstock a little less than 1/3 of the way into another CB folder. Emboss. Then do the parallel line thing again. That's it. How fun is that? I know I'll be doing this technique again and again. It'll be fun to mix up the CB folders in different combinations.
Thanks for stopping by today.


Kathi said...

Those are all great. I really totally love that mouse. He's just great. He reminds me of the Nutcracker Suite critters.

Anyways, your coloring is awesome as usual.

That cuttlebugged background is sooooo very cool. It reminds me of a wallpapered wall with a chair rail.

BTW I'm jealous that you got to craft with some dters too!

LittleSeaOtter said...

You've been very busy lately. I really like all of your cards, but I especially like the "Sweetness" card. Great colors, and great coloring too.

Mary said...

Great job CB'ing. Love that bottom card!

Tiff said...

I love all your cards! I especially love that cuttlebugged one! Makes me think of The Nutcracker ballet!

Jennifer said...

Debbie, I love how you've embossed with your Cuttlebug. This is such a striking look with different embossing on the same card. I love it.

You've been a busy gal! Great cards, one and all!

Dianne said...

Wonderful cards...all of them!

Heather Grow said...

You are really becoming a Copic expert. Your cards look great.