22 May 2008

Penny Thoughts


Phew... finally... a moment to share 2 of 3 "re-created" designs for this years AES Penny Sale donation.

During my l-o-n-g hiatus from blogging this was one of many projects on my honey-DO list as long as my arm and ever growing. {wink} I mention re-create due impart to the lack of photographing prior to delivery. This years penny sale raised just around $4,000 for the AES scholarship fund.

Card No. 1 -

1. Finished card measurements of 4 3/4 X 4 3/4.

2. Use a 1 1/4" square punch for 8 DP pieces and 1 solid square. Ink a BG with VersaMark and pierce. Adhere squares to card base... using dimensionals on middle square.

3. Punch either side of sentiment, thread ribbon, adhere oval to green square and finish off with two pearls.

Card No. 2 -

1. Finished card measurement of 4 3/4 X 4 3/4 with rounded corners.

2. Cut {approx.} a 2 3/4" X 4" strip of violet cardstock, stamp with BG and round corners with a corner rounder.

3. Cut {approx.} a 2 7/8" X 4 3/4" strip of olive cardstock, adhere a 2 1/2" X 5" strip of DP to your olive cardstock leaving an appealing amount of color to pierce on either side. Wrap, tie and randomly adhere ribbon into position.

4. Adhere strips in place. Using dimensionals add oval containing sentiment to ribbon. Add pearl accents.

XTRA -
1. Figure placement of card pieces prior to piercing unseen areas.
2. Add a clean finish to any card simply by wraping a layered strip.

Stamps:
- Lots of Thoughts by SU!
- Sanded BG by SU!

Ink:
- Eggplant Adirondack Dye Ink by Ranger
- VersaMark by Tsukineko

Cardstock:
- Old Olive and Vintage Violet {retired} by SU!
- Ivory {unknown}
- DP by Heidi Grace Designs

Accessories:
- Vintage Violet Stitched Grosgrain by SU! {retired}
- Pearls by Hero Arts

Tools:
- 1 1/4" square punch by EK Success
- 1/4" circle punch {unknown}
- corner rounder by CM
- oval punch by SU!
- paper piercer

Thanks for taking a moment to mosey over the pickets for a chat neighbor!

9 comments:

Lorie said...

They are both absolutely beautiful Anne! Did you get my contact card? Just makin' sure! ;o)

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Love this Anne.....Super!!! BTY got the template a few days ago. I will get busy....(((Hugs)))

Angelnorth said...

Great cards Ann, love the first one especially - a grid layout looks simple but it can be difficult to have it looking not too 'regular', IYKWIM. Great job! Excellent job on the fundraising for the scholarship fund too - well done to all involved!

KimberlyG said...

Oh Anne! These are both so lovely! I just love this mix of colors! School will be out soon! I can't wait for some extra time for one of our chats! Have a Happy Memorial Day weekend! :D

Amanda McIlhatton said...

Hi Anne
Just wanted to pop by and say hello. Both cards are gorgeous - I love the colours. Have a great weekend.

asela said...

Love them Anne. Nice to see you posting again. Big hugs

Melanie said...

WELCOME BACK! You've been missed! Awesome cards, love the colors and all the details! Hope your 'to-do list' is shrinking... but I think I know better! :)
Love, Me.

paul profitt said...

Great stuff.
I just found your blog and love it.
Look forward to reading more.

Clara said...

This is a great card, and the colors are perfect for it. Glad the fund raising went so well!