Tuesday, February 20, 2018

See Through Die Cut Cards

This card was cut with the  Spellbinders  Designer Series Vintage Elegance on two pieces of Neehah very heavy paper stock.  The  stamp in the front is gtom SU "Thoughts and Prayers" and the inside sentiment is from SU "Sassy Salutations"  The inside ovals are cut from Lil Inker Stitched Oval dieset.  The ink is Ranger Distress ink in Evergreen Bough with matching paper from my stash. The happiness blue bird is from a digital scrapbooking kit by Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen, manipulated in size with Photoshop and flipped for the back of the bird. Accented in enamel dots and 3D crystal glaze. The card was inspired by Jennifer Mc Quire's similar See Through Card ideas.     

Monday, February 19, 2018

Ornament Girls Club_ Ornament #28 for St. Patrick's Day

I could hardly wait when I got the notification the this month's Club Kit had shipped.  With A PHENOMENAL video tutorial for gaining perfect measurements, that came with the E book this time---I was thrilled to complete the project without a boo boo this time.   Thank you Staci Lowry for the plesure that being an Ornament Girl brings me.


Aurora Wings Birthday Sprite

I absolutely LOVE this little Cupcake Sprite and have created cards with her many many times.  This is the first time I have placed her behind raised acetate--because the surface of the artpiece is quite fragile.  This card was made for Challenge #64 at Aurora Wings Challenge  This month it is a "Bingo Challenge"  My Bingo "win" is the center vertical column, containing glitter, die cuts and layers.  The Card is created on pink cardstock an with a light pink mat that has been embossed with Iridiscent glitter EP through the negative side of the Happy Birthday Cuttlebug folder by Provocraft (37113).   And you can see not one drop of the glitter background in this photograph.  The die I used was one of Lil Inker's Stitched Ovals


The Sprite is colored in Prismacolor pencils, and accented with! !!!  Glitter Snow, Glimmer paste, cut up sequin bits, Nuvo crystal and glitter drops, glimmer gel pens, 3 D crystal glaze, and Wink of Stella (white and clear)  The cupcake paper is silver and white Wink of Stella and Silver Glimmer paste.  Sequins are from a couple of collections in my stash, but are almost always from Pretty Pink Posh collections. 

 When I printed this sprite, I printed an almost "no line" of the cupcake, leaving the black artist drawn lines for the face and head of the little sprite.  This way the frosting and the cupcake itself is very transparent and detail is acthieved with the pencils and gel pens or Wink of Stella.  

Friday, February 16, 2018

Papers N Pixels Shaker Card Workshop

I taught a class on creating simple Shaker Cards.  The first cards were to learn how to make them, and the second cards (not shown) were St. Patrick's Day shaker cards.  We had a wonderful time, and learned new skills and techniques.

For some of the Shakers we tried see;  The Shaker Variations Post 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Thank you Chief Tanner

This Thank You card was made for our Police Chief who nominated Roger as Volunteer of the Year for the Local BPOE  Handwritten Thank you note is inside. It is created with the  Hinged Word Thanks by Ellen Hutson, and a sentiment stamp from Avery Elle. Accent papers are from SU.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Irish Blessings

This 5x5 topfold card uses the adorable Leprechaun from Aurora  Wings   The card is created for the Aurora Wings Challenge #63   Mid Chanllenge Anything Goes Inspiration.  The lucky little Leprechaun is colored in Prisma Color pencils, with  Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink waterbrushed over his pot.  The coins are tiny gold beads, microbeads, (and wink of stella gold brushing) The other accents are embellished with 3DCrystal Glaze  The Irish Blessing is Create with TLC.  The doily is from a local restaurant.  It's supposed to be "Irish Lace!  


May the Road rise to meet you,
May the wind be at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sewn With Love

The new Alte New "Sewn With Love" Stamp and Die set was the basis for this really spectacular card.  I used a combination of SU and Hero Arts inks and a green and pink ombre ribbon for this card.  As with All Alte New multilayer stamping the detail is a little tricky if you stamp first.  Next time I will pierce first and then it should be a lot easier to exactly position the stamps. Papers are Blushing Bride and Card base is Cucumber Crush (SU)

Results on the second card were better.  
This time I die cut the holes first, then positioned the stamps on top of them. 
 A better match, and a prettier card!  Accented with Prity Pink Posh Hearts.

The Good Luck Clover Pixie

This adorable pixie is colored up for St. Patricks Day, but she's really a Good Luck Clover Pixie, not a little Shamrock princess! This is a double deep window cut with Dotted Frames die, on paper prepared and created in Photoshop for the project which is edge with green glitter liine stickers from Pop Ups Etc.  The glitter paper four leaf clovers are punched from a Tim Holtz Punch.  She is worked in Prismacolor Pencils and with Glitter Gel Pens for the Aurora Wings Challenge #63 (Anythings Goes)  

Project notes;  Doubled-deep mounting tape cannot be cut on a paper cutter to size.  I started out planning this to be a shaker card with Pink Posh' Lucky Sequins collection, BUT worked OUT of sequence, and adhered the back firmly to the artpiece before I put the sequins in.  This was a "Happy Accident" though, becaause there is so much detail in this little Pixie, and sequins would have been a very poor choice for this window card.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Spring Sprite (with Bunny Ears)

This Spring Sprite is a lavender and purple shaker card, created in prismacolor pencils, and glitter pens.  She is created for the Aurora  Wings Challenge # 63 (Anything Goes)  She may bea Get Well Card, or perhaps saved for Easter.  

Monday, February 5, 2018

Smile Shaker Options

This is an inlay using the Smile Shaker die from Pretty Pink Posh, and a stamp from Maya stampset.   The smile cut out cut from the background for the inlay is used in the card below; the background is  created with distrss oxide ink spritzed with Sparkle spritzer. The inlay is cut from white photopaper.

The Negative space of the cutout in the card above is a shaker top for "confetti" paper below.   The sentiment is photoshopped in, but I think it is going to be white embossing on acetate below the bow.  It will be whatever is right for the recipient.  Smile--"Things will get better"   "It's your Birthday" "You Won"  "You Did it!"  "or a scripty saying that suits the recipient.  This is double stacked orange fun foam behind the diecut, and organza ribbon with DP on Tangelo Twist (SU)  and the shaker part is raised, not recessed.

This is a 4.25 x 4.25 shaker card that is see through to the inside background (double window).  All layers are touched with three colors of distress oxide. See Here for more info