Friday, February 11, 2011

JustRite Sketch


This was one of those cards that just made me say, ahhhh! I made the flower first and was thrilled with the results, and then I started adding everything else and was just in love by the time I finished. I used the JustRite Stamps Baroque Nested Frames. Hope you enjoy it!

Challenge:
JustRite: sketch

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Flower Soft - Garden Theme



There is a new challenge up at Flower Soft - and it's super easy! It's a garden theme. Just be sure to use either Flower Soft or a FS product in order to be eligible for the prize of 4 pots of Flower Soft of your choice.

I used all kinds of colors of Flower Soft on this Wishes Stamp from Belles n Whistles. Adding different colors for flowers and leaves, it really gave the illusion of wildflowers. I also added some FS to the butterfly's body.

Challenges:
Waltzing Mouse: sketch

Heartfelt Creations New Life Collection - Release!

Just when you think that Heartfelt Creations can't outdo themselves, they go and release another wonderful collection! The New Life Collection is gorgeous (and you are going to want it all). Be sure to head to the blog and see the incredible inspiration, and then you will want to go to the store. Orders are shipped in the order that they are placed - and I know you are going to want to get your hands on these as quickly as possible!


Here is a card that I wanted to share with you today -

5 x 7 Easter Lily Card

HCPC 3370 Easter Lilies PreCut Set

HCD 710 Decorative Oval Window Die

Other: Graphic 45 Designer Paper (Once Upon a Springtime);Banana Leaf paper, ribbon, pearls, buttons, German Glass glitter, Kreaxions punch #305, Copics (R000,R00, R01,R02, YG91, YG93), Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose)

Stamp Easter Lily and color with Copics or your choice of coloring medium. Cut out, but leave extra space around the curls of the leaves. After you have cut out, you can add some gold glass glitter along those thin edges to make them a little sturdier. Set aside. Use the Decorative Oval window die and make a cut and emboss using the banana leaf paper. Use the Vintage Photo distress ink, to add the details to the stenciled areas. Take coordinating cardstock and run the die through your machine – but this time – don’t use your cutting mat – only emboss the die. When you remove the paper from your machine, you will have the entire die embossed, which will allow you to cut it out with scissors creating a frame for the original die. Back the window openings with a coordinating DP. Add your flower with dimensional adhesives. Add ribbon and punched border . Finish the card with a large bow, decorated with buttons.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Beary Scrap - Sketch with some fabric


For a new take on the Beary Scrap sketch, I decided to try something whimsical. The papers from My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy are certainly whimsical. So that was my starting point. I also used the Fine and Dandy stamp set to stamp my stuffed owl and the embossed cloud.
For my fabric, I cut a piece of felt using my Spellbinders. I have found if you are cutting fabric, you will get a much cleaner cut by adding a piece of paper between the die and the fabric - it gives you a little more "tooth".

You have a little less than a week to play along with our sketch - and don't forget - The Beary Scrap is holding a Guest DT call. We would love for you to give it a try!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Look Ma - No Designer Paper!


I have to admit it - I am addicted to all of the beautiful designer papers out there - I just can't get enough. But, when the Shabby Tea Room put out the challenge for no DP and to make your own embellishments, I thought it would be fun.

I stamped by background using Heartfelt Creation's Elegante Border and Swirl PreCut Set (HCPC-2251). I added some German glass glitter to some of the swirls. I had seen a tutorial on making stuffed paper hearts at Emily Leiphart's blog and knew that I wanted to try something similar on this card. (It really reminded me of the old Iroquois beaded whimsy pincushions). I mounted this on a cut from Heartfelt Creations Decorative Window Scene Die. Finally, I made a stick pin to go through the heart using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals and Tattered Leaves. I tied a bow around the pin with antique seam binding that I got from Debbie Marcinkiewicz . I really love how this one turned out!

Challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room: Get Creative
Simon Says: Love is in the Air
Wild Orchid: Love is
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes plus a flower
Mark's Finest Paper: Self-made flowers