Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Ismaki Challenge with some Chocolate!

Today I have two cards again, the first is for the Ismaki Challenge. I am going to admit, I wasn't sure about the sketch at first I don't do a lot of pocket cards with tags. But liked the samples and thought I would give it a try.
I decided to use a card base left from last years Christmas cards. I pulled out a this adorable set of Hanglar stamps, I just love them, I think it is the polka dots. I colored them to match the base and the dark chocolate brown card stock with my Copics and white gel pen. I also used a clear Sakura glaze pen to color over the lock and the key, I couldn't get this in the photo... but it looks kind of cool in person.
A Martha Stewart punch to make the scalloped border for the top of the pocket, and placed a satin ribbon around the pocket. I doodled the edges of the pocket and base.
Now to the tag. I was lucky to find a chipboard tag from Basic Grey in my stash that was the perfect size. I inked it with Brilliance Cocoa ink pad and "stitched" the edges of it as well.
The sentiment is from Paper Inspirations and was one I purchased on a clearance rack months ago and have never inked up, $2.49 well spent now! I thought it fit perfect with the image and colors of this card. Tied some fibers to the top of the tag and done!
Love the colors and the chocolate them. And love this sketch and now plan to use it again. Wonder why it threw me at the start so much?






My second card was just plain for fun. I got a new toy yesterday! I was quickly passing through Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon. Thinking wow... nothing to buy this time, then I found on the punch isle.... the brand new Fiskars corner/border punches! I have really been wanting these since I saw them online, but knew they would take forever to get in the stores here! Well surprise surprise! I found them hanging there just waiting for me!
As soon as I got home I pulled out a scrap piece of card stock and punched. Yep this is my first punch from that scrap! If you haven't seen these punches... run and see if you can find one, or come here and I will let you play with mine =)
It punches the corner, then also the border to match in perfect one inch increments, now to get all of the other patterns!
I layered the purple decorated piece with a light pink to show off the punched design. Then laughed, cuz I had no other plan for anything else just ran around showing off how cool it looked. Well I didn't want to waste it so I colored up a Sweet Ebony image with my Copics and white gel pen, and cut it down to the correct size. Now I quickly found that if I cut to the correct size the slits on the corners of the punch are designed to be corner holders! Wow cool! I had to cut through the pink behind but loved the look. I doodled the edges, added a plastic iridescent flower and leaves on the bottom corner with a purple brad. Then I stamped the sentiment from Hanna Stamps. I then placed everything on a pre-purchased kraft paper base, fit perfect. From start to finish.. maybe 30 minutes! That is fast for me.



Hope you have a great Wednesday, Hubby is off again today so who knows what I have planned. It is just easier that way, most all of my plans get thrown up in the air when Hubby is off, so I am just going to go with it =)
Hugs and -

22 comments:

ink'n'rubba said...

two fabulous cards again Michelle! I love the chocolate and red one, very luscious! and that Fiskars punh has added such detail to the Elizabeth Bell image, love how the pink shows through. Today is dreadful in Cornwall, we need some of your sunshine! annie x

Bev said...

Gorgeous cards Michelle

Anesha said...

Your cards are wonderful. I love the first one, the colours are great and the image is so sweet.

Heidi said...

Oh and I love the pocket cards- this is so sweet! Love that punch, I always look at them and then think, "will I use it enough?" Enjoy it.
Heidi

NanaBeth said...

These are both just beautiful. I love the tag and the punch.

sonic said...

Tes deux cartes sont vraiment très belles !

sassu said...

So delicious card, I love chocolate so much!
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Allison said...

Gorgeous...the first one is a fav (esp. the color choices!).

Parvati said...

Very beautiful card, clean and smart !

mariaadams said...

Two beautiful cards, Michelle. I love your new punches too.
Maria x

Claudia Rosa said...

gosh you amaze me every day.
faboulous

Donalda's Blog said...

These are so gorgeous dear

Maria said...

Beautiful cards and loving that Fiskar punch. It adds such a nice dimension to your card. Hugs, Maria

Maria said...

Beautiful cards and loving that Fiskar punch. It adds such a nice dimension to your card. Hugs, Maria

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous cards Michelle, I love the colours of the first and the cute Hanglar couple and the I love your new punch too. Will have to look out for one of these, Have a great day, Hugs, Nikki x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous cards Michelle I love the hanglar couple and i love the punch on your second card.

Deb said...

just beautiful cards Michelle, love the red and chocolate one, stunning colours

mu42800 said...

superbe carte couleur chocolat !!! lol les deux tampons sont superbes
bizzzz Mu

Tova said...

beautiful card for Ismaki's challenge, love stamp and colors !

Jill said...

gorgeous pocket card, love the cute stamps and colours. Jill x

Ila said...

Wow!! both of these cards are Fabulous!! I love the colors of the first one...those hanglars are so cute!! I love the coloring and paper on the 2nd one!!

titisonia said...

wahooo
very great card
so so nice