Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge

I was playing around with 3-d stars, and decided to use it for the sketch at Waltzing Mouse designs. The stamp in the center is a new one from Graphic 45/Hampton Art.

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

I shared one of my cards for Heartfelt Creations with you yesterday - but I have a fun little Easter Card to show you today. Remember to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog every Wednesday for inspiration from your favorite HC Designers! Heartfelt Creations is also holding a Design Team call until Feb 28th! They will be adding 10 new designers - so if you've dreamed of working with this fabulous company, now is your chance!

HCPC 3366 Wrought Iron Cross PreCut Set (sentiment only)

HCPC 3368 Egg-Citing Day PreCut Set

Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three

Spellbinders Standard Circle Small

other: Copics (YG21,Y21,R21, BV02); Souffle pens, Martha Stewart Fringe scissors, pearls, ribbon, Echo Park paper (Little Girl)

Stamp, cut and color the three eggs for the Egg-Citing Day stamp set. Cut a strip of green paper 1.5" x 6" for your grass. I used Fringe scissors to cut the grass, but if you don't have these, you can just individually cut each blade of grass. Roll each blade of grass in various directions and amounts. Attach to your card base and "hide" the eggs, by gluing them in the grass with dimensional adhesives. Stamp the sentiment and cut out using a Standard Small Circle. Pop it up from a cut from the Fancy Labels 3 set. Finish assembling the card as shown.

Chapel Road Stamps

I don't know if any of you noticed, there is a new "I design for" blinkie on my sidebar! I couple of weeks ago, I got the wonderful news that I had been asked to be a designer for Chapel Road line. These stamps are part of the Class Act Stamp company. My term doesn't officially start until March, but I just wanted to share a card with you today, so you can see the fun things that will be coming your way. There will be monthly challenges, that you will want to play along with, for your chance to win some great stamps!

Stamps used:
Butterfly Angle
Birthday Abermarle
Butterfly Background

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Let's beat those Winter Blues!

Hi! It's the second week of our challenge at the Beary Scrap - Winter Blues. This week I am sharing a way to help beat those winter blues! Flowers and springtime colors - yay!

I made a never-ending card (which is so fun- it just keeps opening, and opening and opening!) If you have never made one of these, there is a great video tutorial at Creations by Christie. I used the Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime paper, tons of vintage German Glass Glitter, and stamps from Heartfelt Creations - all things that I love!

Here is what the front of the card looks like...

And then you open it and see this view....

And then this view...

And finally this one - after this is goes back to the beginning.

This card would have been pretty, but when I added all of the German Glass Glitter, it became a wow card!

I know some of you are wondering what adhesive to use with this glitter.... You can use all kinds of different things, but, you will get different effects. I experimented a little with some of the glues that I had around the studio and thought I would share what I found.

Fabri-tac glue: one of my favorite glues - It will work with this glitter, but doesn't give you much control. That could be good if you wanted a random type effect.

Flower Soft glue (or Aleene's tacky glue): This gives you a rather 3-d effect as the glue dries without spreading out. You can't really get fine detail effects, but if you want chunky, with lots of dimension, this is great.

Scor-tape: This is easy and quick with no drying time. Perfect if you want very uniform borders. You can also get sheets of Scor-tape, and cut with your die-cut machines to make a very glittery embellishment.

Art Glitter Glue Dries Clear (there is also a dries white version) with the fine metal tip applicator: This is a much runnier glue, which allows you to use the metal tip that will dispense the finest lines of glue that you can imagine. This will let you take a stamped image , and trace around the areas that you would like to highlight and add your glitter.

Another great thing that I've found when using this glitter is that it's not as messy - there is no static cling to the glass, so it goes right back in it's container when I'm finished. And the sparkle does not even compare to your normal plastic glitter. Once you try this, you will end up wanting it in every color (I think I have almost all of them now!)

Remeber, you still have about a week and a half to get your entries in for our Guest Designers!