Friday, June 8, 2012

Beauty In All Things

It's a beautiful summer day, here in the mountains of North Carolina, and I thougt I would share a happy card with you.  I've got lots of projects that I'm working on for the Summer CHA, but just wanted to sneak a fun card in for you today.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Patterned Papers: Pink Paislee
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers
Stamp: Unity Stamp - Kit of the Month June 2011
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies: Horizon Coved Rectangle Reflections Die, Border Carnivale
Wow Embossing Powder
Spellbinders Labels Five
Want2Scrap Nestabling
May Arts Ribbon

Friends With Flair - Friday Hop
Unity - KOTM Sketch Challenge
Simon Says: Diamond Jubilee
Unity Challenge: Stripes
Stamp and Show: Texture

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wow! What a Cute Gift

Recently, I saw the cutest altered mason jars on Pinterest.  Someone had glued real doilys on the outside of them.  This got me thinking of a way to create something similar, without having the bulk of a real doily. 

So, I die cut a doily using my Cheery Lynn Nautical Wheeler Doily die and adhesive vinyl.  I stuck this to my jar, to use as a mask.  Next, I took my Versamark pad, and inked over the doily.  I sprinkled Wow Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder liberally over this, and heat set it. 

Now, there are a couple of things to be aware of when trying this technique...First - the glass will get very hot. So make sure, you have it sitting on a surface - don't try to hold it.  Also, areas if the vinyl will curl up. Don't worry, your embossing powder will stay stay exactly where you want it to.

After all of the embossing powder is melted, just peel off the stencil, and decorate with ribbons and flowers. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Vintage Chocolate Doily Card

I hope your week is going great! Today, I've got a card to share with you that is made with Kaisercraft's Sweet Nothings line.  To me, this card looks like it needs a yummy box of chocolates to go with it, but the good thing is, the card doesn't have any calories.  I really enjoy using different textures togther, and the show-stopping bow is made with lace, crinkle ribbon, organza, and twine - topped with a vintage button.  I added French Knots around the holes on the Cheery Lynn Designs doily, made with the same twine, to help tie it all together (pun intended!)

Kaisercraft Patterned Paper:  Sweet Nothings
Kaisercraft Rub Ons: Madame Boutique (RB949)
Worldwin Cardstock:  Ivory ColorMates
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies:  French Pastry Doily, Lace Corner Deco I
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Accessories Bubble Caps Round 25
May Arts Ribbon
Madeira Thread
Ranger Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Other: Linen thread, vintage button
Tools: Grand Callibur, Basic Grey Rub-On Roller Stylus Tool, Sewing Machine, Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Round 25
GlueArts Glue Glider Pro – Perma Tac; U Cut It Dimensional Adhesive; Extreme Tac Adhesive Squares

Sweet Stamps: For Dad

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Me at 45

The challenge this month at Once Upon a Sketch has to do with birthdays, and many of their DT chose to highlight their current age - and I thought that was a great idea.  I wrote about who I am at 45 on a tag, that slides into a pocket underneath my Horizon Coved Rectangle die cut.  You can see the journaling card pulled out in the picture below.

Creative Inspirations Paint – Beige

Art Institute Glitter – Ruddy Red
Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive and Ultrafine Metal Tip Applicator

Kaisercraft Rhinestones
Ranger Distress Ink: Barn Door, Vintage Photo, Black Soot

Bo Bunny Patterned Paper, stickers:  Serenity
Worldwin Cardstock:  Kraft

Madeira Metallic Thread

Tools: Grand Callibur, X-acto Tool, Sewing Machine

1/8 Scor-Tape
GlueArts Glue Glider Pro – Perma Tac; U Cut It Dimensional Adhesive; Extreme Tac Adhesive Squares

Once Upon a Sketch: Birthday Sketch
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Stamp and Show: Show Some Texture

Monday, June 4, 2012

Vintage Card with Hampton Art and Cheery Lynn

I love everything vintage - so I was really pleased with the results of this card. The stamps, dies and papers all worked so great together.  

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies
Hampton Art Stamps
  Butterflies Are Free IC0153
Donna Salazar:  Honey Mix’d Media Ink
Colorbox Chalk Ink: Dark Moss, Warm Red, Blackberry, Dark Brown
Colorbox Pigment Ink: Curry
Colorbox Archival Dye: Mudslide
Smooch: Log Cabin
Simple Stories papers: Generations
Worldwin Cardstock: Kraft
Want2Scrap Pearls
 Glue Glider Pro – Perma Tac
 U Cut It Dimensional Adhesive

Designer Notes:

1.      Stamp the image twice using the archival ink.

2.      Shade the background of one of the images using Honey  (center) and Dark Moss (edges).

3.      Color the flowers with sponge daubers and Warm Red, Blackberry and Curry.

4.      Ink the edges with Dark Brown.

5.      Spritz with Log Cabin Smooch.

6.      Using the second stamped image, cut out the area to highlight.

7.      Ink the background with the Honey.

8.      Color the flowers as before.

9.      Use U Cut It foam adhesives to raise the round cut-out shape.

10.  Add pearls.

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

Simon Says: Anything Goes
Great Impressions: Die Cuts
Pan Pastel UK: Something Vintage
Hotshot Craft Blog: Die Cuts

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Wishing You the Best Day Ever

I love embossing! and I have a really easy card to share with you today...but it just goes to show how some beautifully detailed embossing, really dresses a project up.  I started with CutMates Cardstock from Worldwin Papers, and embossed it with the Flora M-Bossabilities folder from Spellbinders.  I then took several shades of Faber-Castell's Gelatos, and rubbed over the raised areas.  This added some subtle shading and interest. The Stamp is from Verve, and I added Distress ink around the edges to finish it off.  As my card says, I wish you the best day ever!

Creative Inspirations Paint: CAS
Simon Says: Anything Goes