Friday, February 21, 2014

Friends With Flair

It's time for another Unity Stamp Co. Friends with Flair!  Head over to the Unity Blog to see who is hopping today!

1.  Cut a 5 x7" card base from WorldWin ColorMates (Deep Orange Dream).
2. Emboss a 4.75" x 6.75" piece of ColorMates Textured Denim (Aqua Denim), using the Spellbinders Decorative Fancy Tags 2 folder.
3.  Rub Tsukineko VersaMagic ink (Persimmon) over the raised areas.
4.  Cut two borders from the orange cardstock using Memory Box die (Meridian Border).
5.  Stamp the word text from Unity Stamp Co.( Bloom and Simplify stamp set), using VersaFine ink onto panel of patterned paper (Webster's Pages).
6.  Stamp slightly over the text with the flower from the same set, using Versamark ink.
7.  Heat emboss with a green powder.
8.  Use Faber-Castell Gelatos to color in the leaves and stem.
9.  Stamp a second flower image on white cardstock , using Memento ink.
10.  Color flower with Copic markers and cut out.  Apply to card.
11.  Add glitter to the flower center and finish with orange crystals (Zva Creative CRW-03CB-146)
12.  Assemble card as shown.  Finish with a bow (May Arts Ribbon 444-58-28)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

CAS Vellum Butterfly Card

 Hi!  Most of you know that I don't do clean and simple cards very often - but sometimes and idea hits and you just have to go with it.  So although it's a simple design, I'd love to share with you how I created it.

1.  Tape the Dreamwever Stencil (Daisy Background LX7014) to WorldWin's ColorMates Light Ocean Blue Cardstock.  I used the old school method to emboss this with a light box and stylus (stencil is on the underside).

2.  After embossing, use Viva Decor Metallic 3D Stamp Paint to add some glittery highlights to the flower centers.

3.  Rub turquoise ink over the entire stenciled area.

4.  Spray with Lindy's Stamp Gang - Opal Sea Oats.  Use this background paper to die- cut a butterfly from the Spellbinder's Wings of Hope set.

 5.  Cut a piece of ColorMates Heritage White 7" x 4".  Score at 1"

6.  Cut a piece of 29 lb.Translucent  Vellum 6" x 4".  Use Xyron Double Sided Tape to adhere to the inside of the short flap of cardstock.  The vellum should line up straight with the cardstock to complete the card base.

7.  Stamp matching Unity Fly With Wings of Hope butterfly, using Versamark ink and heat emboss with LSG Silver Moon Turquoise.  Shape the die cut butterfly and adhere slightly above the stamped "shadow".  Stamp the sentiment and heat emboss with black powder.


May Arts and Stampendous Blog Hop

Welcome to the fourth day of May Art's hop with Stampendous!  If you haven't checked out the rest of the week's inspiration, be sure to see the links at the bottom of this post.  There have been some amazing projects! And what would a May Arts Ribbon Hop be without prizes?  How about 3 sets of the following:
1 spool of ribbon and a jumbo cling set and a handle.

That means there will be 3 winners at the end of the week.
To win:  comment on any stop along the way.  Easy enough!

I worked with the Vintage Ladies stamp set - and decided to make a ribbon skirt for this corseted lady.


May Arts Ribbons
5/8" Sheer/Ruffle Edge Ribbon 350-58-33
5/8" Satin/Pleats Ribbon 379-58-36
3/8" Velvet/Gold Dots 456-38-04
1/8" Velvet Ribbon 389-18-33
Vintage Ladies Clear Stamp Set SSC1194

Survival Stack Art Elements EKM05
Stack Art Kraftboard  Angel Wings Kit
Partners In Craft Supplies
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells
Spellbinders -  Elegant Labels 4
Xyron 1/4" Double Sided Tape, 9" Creative Station
Tsukineko Ink: Memento: Tuxedo Black; Brilliance - Crimson Copper
Other Supplies
WorldWin Papers - Kromekote - Copper; DoubleMates - Spring Green; Glorious Green
Copic Markers
Dew Drops

This week's hop order






Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 

HCDP1240 Raindrops on Roses Paper Collection
HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses Die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die
HCD 740 Sweet Juliet Die
HCPC 3583 Adorned in Roses PreCut Set
HCPC 3577 Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set

1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)
Rose Metallic 3D Stamp Paint 

Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
Other Products Used 
Spellbinders Labels 27

Tsukineko Ink: Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy)
May Arts ribbon
Xyron Mega Runner, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives

WorldWin Cardstock

Cut a 4 x6" card base from purple cardstock. Cut a piece of green patterned paper  slightly smaller than the base. Ink the edges.  Glue a piece of ribbon around the bottom.  Cut a decorative rectangle from the patterned paper and adhere to the green layer with foam adhesives.  Die cut the decorative Raindrops on Roses die and glue to the center panel.  Stamp the birthday sentiment on the green patterned paper and die cut with Spellbinders Labels 27.  Adhere to the card with foam adhesives.  Stamp  the Vintage Morning Background flowers and cut with the corresponding die. Paint a light coat of the Rose Metallic 3D Stamp paint over the flowers and shape.  Add bling for the flower center.  Use leaves from the Sweet Juliet die around the flower.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Bring On Spring!

 After the big snow storm we received last week - I am hoping that things will kind of be back to normal this week!  But while I was snowed in, I did have a chance to create some projects that I will be sharing with you this week.  I decided to play along with two challenges for today's card - Lindy's Stamp Gang color inspiration and JustRite's Friday Challenge (which was to use Butterflies and/or flowers).

 I love how great these colors worked with the JustRite stamps!  I stamped the Fleuriste Newsprint Background stamp with Versamark ink and embossed with Morning Glory Azure powder.  I spritzed the image with Opal Sea Oats.  I stamped and embossed a second image, and fussy cut the main image.  I used a Versamark pen to color inside the design and heat emboss the ribbons and butterflies using the Morning Glory Azure and Hollyhock Scarlet Plum powders.  I then glued this to the base, but allowed the butterfly wing to stick up, for dimension.

The flowers were die cut from Spellbinders Rose Creations and more of the Hollyhock Scarlet Plum embossing powder was added to them, after they were shaped.  The greenery was die cut using Spellbinders Foliage 2 and Spellbinders Tiger Lilies.  After they were cut they were embossed using Desert Moon Turquoise and Starbright Gold Green.

These are both such fun challenges! I hope you will join in and share your creations!