Monday, August 22, 2016

Gotta Wear Shades

I couldn't help myself I saw the neon and went for it!! Today I'm using Craftin Desert Diva's stamp set called Gotta Wear Shades. It has these adorable bears hanging out in the sun and the cutest sentiments! So I start this card by cutting a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper using my Fancy Frames die the biggest in the set. I then use Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade to watercolor my background. I put this aside to dry and stamp my image using Ranger Jet Black ink. I then watercolor my images using Stabilo Pens and a small brush. Once this is finished I fussy cut the image which I didn't realize but Craftin Desert Diva's sells the SVG for this and I would recommend if you have a cutting machine. (I did go and buy it after this project!) 

So I checked my base panel to make sure it was dry and stamped the Wishing you from the Wishful Thoughts stamp set and A splashing good time from Gotta Wear Shades. Added foam tape to the back of my image and placed that down and finished this off with some black dots using a jelly roll pen and sequins from a few different CDD mixes! I hope this brightens your day!! Happy Craftin! 

Sequins mixes used

Citrus Bliss sequins
Trick or Treat sequins
Comet sequins

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Elegant Winter Card

I know it's still hot outside but I couldn't resit these adorable deer from the Avery Elle Set Kitsch Christmas. 

I started with my card base. I cut an 8.5"x11" sheet of white card stock in half, and scored at 5.5" to make a A2 sized card.

I then stenciled the background with Memory Box Winter Scatter Flakes with Distress ink in Tumbled Glass. 

I'm almost ready to assemble, I cut a snow border for the bottom portion of my cards using My Favortie Things Surf and Turf slider die set. I stamp my sentiments the Merry Christmas is a Jillibean set called Christmas Cheer and the Happy Holidays is from an old set I don't have the name for. (sorry) I use Memento Summer Sky  to compliment the Tumbled Glass ink from the background. 

I simply lay out my pieces and add a bit of Tombo mono glue to put everything in place. For my final touch I add small dots with my Start Dust glitter pen.  I hope you like my clean and simple design making these adorable deer pop off the page! 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Vintage Easel Card

 So I started this project by printing this beautiful stamp by Lily of the Valley called Edwardian Christmas.  I printed this on vellum and colored her with Copic markers. R59 for her hat, W5 dress, E13 face, C5 for the muff, E57 hair and G99 for the green areas.  You want to flip over the image and color the back of the vellum. Color quickly and don't go over a colored area because it will cause streaks. 

Once I finished coloring I cut a white panel with My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched dies. I line up the vellum panel with the white piece and stitch them together using my sewing machine. I then cut my front panel for my card which is 4"x5.5" and adhere it to the card base.  I add a matching 1.5" strip to the inside bottom so they line up when the easel is up. 

I cut the smallest rectangle from the Wonky Stitched set and stamp Have a Jolly Christmas from Woodware Craft in Memento London Fog grey ink.  I added a bit of foam tape to pop it up and place on the bottom inside of my card. This holds the front panel in place. 

After I cut six Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia's in the smallest size and three Pine Needles to decorate my card.  I tape the pine needles to the back of my image panel and once all those are in place I take the second white stitched panel and glue them together. This creates a nice clean white back for when the easel is up. I then glue two poinsettia flowers together with a little Tombo Mono glue and place a The Paper Studio gold glitter gemstone in the middles. I then pinch the petals together to add interest. 

I glue the flowers in place and that finishes the card!! I hope you like it. Happy crafting! 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

So Blessed


Thanks for visiting today for a beautiful card that is fun and easy to make! I started by cutting my panel with Craftin Desert Diva's Crazy Stitched Frames, the largest one in the set. I then took Wild Honey Distress ink and with my blending tool added the ink around the edges. Since Distress ink stays wet a bit longer I added Perfect Pearls in gold with a soft brush. 

This is a close up of the shine the Perfect Pearls gives. I then cut out a window using Craftin Desert Diva's Fancy Frames, the second largest in the set.

I put this piece aside and started working on my flowers.

I uploaded the SVG files for the Flowers in Bloom stamp set , and cut them out with my Cricut machine. I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used Copic markers in Y13 and Y17 for the flowers and G24 and G21 for the leaves. Simple coloring and blending. 

I put these aside and started on my base layer.

For my card base I cut a piece of white paper to be 4.25" X 11" and folded in half making a top folding card. I used Crafting Desert Diva's Tiny Sentiments for the I am & To Have You words. I then glued a piece of fun foam to black card stock and cut out the Blessed from Craftin Desert Diva's Greeting Word Dies. Once this is all set I'm ready to put my card together! 

I layered my flowers to be behind the frame and on top. I used some thin 3D foam tape to raise a few off the frame. I only wanted to cover the left side of the frame. I added Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen to the flowers and Liquid Pearls in gold to the centers of the flowers. 

This is the final card! It could be done in so many colors and so many different sentiments. I hope this inspires you to make something awesome!