Friday, May 25, 2012

So Blessed

Welcome to the weekend! I have an elegant card to share with you today.  I love the elegant look of black and cream together - and thought this October Afternoon paper, would make a lovely statement.

The Craft's Meow:  Sketch

Have A Blooming Good Day

When I saw this paper (Dilly Dally from MME), it reminded me of a day in the country, surrounded by barns, flowers and fields.  So, it should be no surprise that I paired this paper up with some wonderful Cheery Lynn Designs dies to create a fun and nostaligic card.  I pictured an old church window, with vines and flowers trailing around it.

I used Judy's Blooms and Build A Flower One to create my Camelia.  (Let me just tell you the stamens that come with the Build A Flower are going to become one of your favorite dies!) I took Fiona's Magic Window, and cut away the middle of it, to create a wonderful border. 

Remember, if you would like to add a window or a door to your project, then go enter it in this week's challenge for your chance to win a $20 CLD gift certificate!

For those of you in the States, I hope you have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye Dilly Dally
Stamp - My Favorite Things

Simon Says Stamp and Show : Summer Holiday
Creative Card Crew: Add Dimension
Flourishes: Use a Flower
Sweet Stamps: Anything Goes
MFT: Sketch

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Flower Wishes

I've got a fun card to share with you today that uses lots of wonderful embossing powder from Wow!  There are so many ways to use embossing powder, and this card shows you several of them.  First I used Wow's Call Me Stamp Set and embossed it using Suzy West Angel Wings.  After that powder was heat set, then I rubbed the entire image with Versamark ink, and sprinkled it heavily with the Ultra High Clear powder.    Look at all of the texture you get!

The flower is a brass flower from Graphic 45 - so yes, you can emboss on metal too!  I inked the entire flower with Versamark ink, and sprinkled it with Opaque Pastel Pink Regular and embossed it.  Then I took a Versamark pen, and drew detail lines on the petals, and added Suzy West Angel Wings to it.  It's amazing how quickly and easily you can add a few special details.

Wow Suzy West Angel Wings Embossing Powder
Wow Ultra High Clear Embossing Powder
Wow Opaque Pastel Pink Regular Embossing Powder
Wow Call Me Stamp Set
My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies

And remember
It's WOW! Week on the Paper Crafter's Library blog and we've teamed up with Paper Crafter's Library to showcase Wow! embossing powders.

Every day this week our friends at Paper Crafter's Library will be sharing fantastic projects featuring WOW! Embossing Powders created by both the WOW! Design Team as well as the Paper Crafter's Library Designers/Educators.

At the end of this week, one lucky winner from the Paper Crafter's Library Blog will receive a Wow! Embossing Powder Prize Pack consisting of 12 different Wow! Embossing Powders, and one winner from the Wow! blog will win a set of 6 embossing powders. The winners will be drawn from all the comments left either on the Paper Crafter's Library blog or the Paper Crafter's Library Facebook page , and one winner will be drawn from all the comments left either on the WOW! blog or the WOW! Facebook page. Remember, each comment you leave is one entry, so be sure to visit every day not only for the great project ideas, but also to enter your name into our give-away.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Love is the Flower

Have you ordered your new Cheery Lynn Designs dies yet? It was such a great release, I've added more to my wishlist too! The Build - a -Flower I is a must have for anyone who likes making their own flowers.  I used it to create the Clematis for this card.  I used the Princess Tree for my buds.  Something else that you might not recognize is the Wedding Vows die ~ I made two cuts with it, and just used the background portion of it for my rectangular frame.  So don't think that it is limited to wedding only projects. It's such a beautiful die, you will want to use it any time you can!

There is also a new challenge this week - Add a door or window.  This will be the perfect time to try out the new gorgeous window dies!

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies
Webster's Pages Patterned Paper
Verve Stamps

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Family Memories with Hampton Art

This week, I shared my first official project on the Hampton Art Blog, and wanted to share it with you here today.  If you aren't already following the blog, be sure to check it out for tons of inspiration and fun!

Supply List:

Hampton Art Stamps:  Birdhouses  IC0054M; Word Collage Borders SC0402

Hampton Art Embossing Powder: Pastel Glitter Blue


Colorbox Pigment Ink: Aqua

Colorbox  Chalk Ink: Dark Brown

Top Boss: Watermark Ink

Smooch: Pearlized Top Coat

Graphic 45 papers: Little Darlings

Worldwin Cardstock

Sizzix Embossing Folder

Tools: Spellbinder’s Grand Calibur

Adhesives: GlueArts Glue Glider Pro – Perma Tac; U Cut It Dimensional Adhesive

Designer Notes:

1.      Stamp the house image using the watermark ink and sprinkle with the embossing powder and heat set.

2.      Cut the image and ink the edges with Dark Brown.

3.      Stamp the border image in Aqua and cut to size to fit the card. Ink the edges with Dark Brown.

4.      Ink one side of an embossing folder using Dark Brown and run through the die cutting machine. Add more Dark Brown ink to the edges.

5.      Ink all pieces of patterned paper using the Dark Brown.