Sunday, July 24, 2011

Memory Box Collection

Memory Box supplies from StampinEJ
I was so excited to get my package filled with beautiful new stuff from Memory Box this month!  I immediately fell in love with the new Woven Circle Die and I knew I would have to use it on almost every card I made that week.  It's deceptively simple but you can see I used it to make a flower, a scalloped border and a frill to put behind my sentiment.  I had fun punching it out of book paper (from a Jane Austen novel) and patterned cardstock (the oh-so-pretty Valise 6x6 collection from Memory Box) and putting it everywhere I could! 

Memory Box supplies from StampinEJ
I started by stamping the lovely Birch branch onto some aqua cardstock and added some pretty Valise collage paper for the background.  I stuck a bit of edged paper lace on the side and tied with a ribbon.  I knew the text-page flower would be the perfect focal point.  I used a vintage rhinestone button from my collection and three layers of punched papers.

Memory Box supplies from StampinEJ
My second attempt at using the die had me cutting it out of the same cardstock I used for the background.  If you look closely you can see how I matched the cardstock medallion to the same part of the full-sized sheet that is the background.  Then I popped the sentiment with foam tape after inking the edges.  The background sheet is colored with Copic markers and then the Birch Branch is stamped and embossed using colored ink and clear EP.  The whole thing is mounted on the prettiest-ever tangerine cardstock.

Memory Box supplies from StampinEJ
For my next card I thought it would be fun to make a scalloped edge.  For some reason this one reminds me of the Spirograph drawings I used to do as a child.  I love the look of the swirls against the black.  I stamped the tree onto the paper and then darkened and enhanced it by coloring with Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  I added gold and coral colored pearls for fun.  The sentiment is stamped onto two strips of washi tape for a different effect.

Memory Box and TH20 supplies from StampinEJ
For my final Memory Box card I skipped the die and embossed the forest two times onto some Bristol paper.  Then I colored using my Twinkling H20 watercolor paints.  You can look at the detail to see how it shimmers.  I mounted the sheet behind some torn Valise paper and added a sentiment.

Memory Box and TH20 supplies from StampinEJ
I hope you enjoyed my projects today because I sure had fun making them!

Memory Box Supplies Used:
Patterned Cardstock -Valise 6x6 (10136)
Stamps - Stand of Trees (E1759), Tree of Blooms (G1769), Makes Me Smile (B1765), Birch Branch Print (G1720)
Die - Woven Circle (98114)


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Sue McGettigan said...

Wonderful fun - love that die!!

Daria said...

Wow! Lianna, your cards are all so beautiful. I love all the ways you've used that die, and every card is special. My eyes keep going to that fantastic tree with all the beads. I also love the softness of the card that you made with the pp. Every single card turned looks wonderful. Thank you for all the ideas.

Operation Write Home said...

Lovely work with the MB die Lianna!

Hey did you get my email about helping at the OWH booth at CHA?

Cindi (aka iring) said...

Your cards are beautiful!!! I know they were posted a while ago, but looser (Daniel) just shared a link to an older memory box thread on a Winterfest discussion so I am seeing them for the first time. Your cards are just gorgeous, thanks for sharing all the ways you used one die. I feel some shopping urges! I hope to see you on twopeas!

iring (Cindi)