Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Flower Soft is sposoring CPS

Flower Soft is sponsoring CPS this week - So all of the Flower Soft team has used this week's sketch. I used a stamp from Unity/Samantha Walker and colored it with my copics. I added some of the new Ocean ultra fine Flower Soft in the centers of my flowers - This is such a gorgeous color - if you don't have it, you need to grab some! It is going great with so many of the new paper lines that I am seeing introduced. The papers for today's card are all by Prima.

Heartfelt Creations Release Day!

It's reveal day at Heartfelt Creations! And with all of this snow that has been hitting so many parts of the country, I know this Springtime Medley release will be a welcomed sign of spring.

I have two cards to share with you today. The release actually has 5 stamp sets and a new die!, so you will want to head to the blog to see examples from the other sets and then go to the store and get your orders in! This is one of my favorite releases yet.

HCPC 3362 Angel Trumpet Flower

HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments

Spellbinders Fancy Tags

HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly/Border Die

Other: Distress Inks: Rusty Hinge, Victorian Velvet, Spiced Marmalade, Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold

Paper: Basic Grey - Curio

Black embossing powder, Sakura Glaze pen in olive, My Mind's Eye jewels and velvet ribbon, May Arts grosgrain ribbon

I created my colored paper for the flowers by rubbing distress inks onto a non-stick mat, spritzing it with water and rubbing my watercolor paper onto the mat. I added some direct to paper ink as well. After I was pleased with the amount of ink, I sprayed Glimmer Mist over the paper to add more depth. I dried the paper with my heat tool and then stamped and embossed each set of flowers 3 times. I also stamped/embossed the upper left bunch of flowers onto white cardstock and fussy-cut it out. I colored the leaves using a glaze pen. I assembled the card, and started adding layers of cut flowers with dimensional foam between each layer. The large flower bunch at the bottom right of the card, was stamped directly on the designer paper, and then built up in the same manner. I added jewels to each of the flower centers. My sentiment was stamped and then cut out using the Fancy Tags. For my "stopper" for the bottom portion of the easel card, I put ribbon embellished with more ribbon and a die-cut from the Decorative Butterfly/Border die set.

HCPC 3361 Semper Augustus Tulips

HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments

Spellbinders Scalloped Circles Small

Other: Copics: R000, R01, R22

Distress Ink: Tattered Rose: Sakura Green Souffle pen, Versamark

My Mind's Eye paper: Fine and Dandy Tickled Pink; Bazzill cardstock

Vintage Seam binding, Tim Holtz button, Dark Green embossing powder, pearls

Stamp sentiment onto ribbon and set aside. Stamp tulip flourish onto pink cardstock using Versamark and emboss using dark green powder.Cut using the largest die form the Scalloped circles small nestabilities. Color in the leaves with the souffle pen and set aside. Using the single tulip stamp, stamp 6 tulips (2 for each flower). Color and cut. For the top layer only leave the bottom petals - cut the rest away and bend petals out towards you. Assemble the flowers on the flourish, using dimensional adhesives between each layer. Tie a multi-looped bow to the back of a button and assemble card as shown.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2nd Round - Beary Scrap Sketch

It's my turn to take another swing at our sketch at the Beary Scrap (remember you have until January 14th to play along) For my card today I used Sweet Love from Belles n Whistles. I've got some great news for you - Kimm is going to start carrying BnW stamps at the Beary Scrap! Can a hear a big YAY!? This was the perfect stamp to pair with Echo Park's Be Mine papers (I'm telling you, you will want to use this paper year round - not just for Valentine's Day!)

The DT decided that this week, to celebrate the New Year, we would add something new to our card. So this afternoon, my mail lady delivered me some yummy German glass glitter, which I used on the hearts on my card. It is so sparkly and pretty in person!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Graphic 45 and Unity!

** Edited to add: I just found out this layout was chosen as one of the finalists for Unity's Co-brand challenge. This layout is going to CHA!

I knew as soon as I saw the first sneak peek at Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime, that I was hooked! When my papers arrived last week from the Beary Scrap, I was not disappointed! Yesterday, I had the chance to sit down and play and this is the layout that I came up with. I used some of my prized stash of Dusty Attic chipboard (I colored it with glimmer mist and Smooch and then sanded part of the color off). For the sentiment, I just painted some Stickles over it. My butterflies were stamped/embossed on vellum and are from Unity's Iron Orchid line (The frame around my title was also stamped using an Iron Orchid stamp). My punched border was made using one of my newest punches from Kreaxions #913.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I love glitter!

I just got an order of gorgeous Vintage German Glass glitter today, from Meyer's Imports and just thought I would share with you a chance to win some of your very own!



Go to Everything Glittery Blog to enter

We are continuing Give Away January with a Great Set of our Five new Glitter Crystals.

These are a different look from our standard glass glitter, Translucent Glass Glitter Crystals! This is what our glass glitter looks like without it's sterling silver coating. Use to layer over other colors or use on a white or light background for a pure, pastel color!

We will only run this Give Away for one week, so get your comments in to make sure you are in the running for this really nice set! The winner will get a package that include a generous amount of EACH of our five Glitter Crystals.

We have had these in our catalog for a while, but most people go for the more sparkly Glass Glitter, but you have to give these little Crystals a chance! Play with them, create something wonderful.

Got a blog and want to promote this give away? We'll send you a small sample to play with! Just re-post this offer on your blog this week and send me an email!

Crystals for all. And for one, a complete set! Leave your comments now to play along!