Sunday, January 25, 2015

Vellum and Valentines

This card was inspired by a technique tutorial by Sandi MacIver at in her member's area.  For this card I used SU  DP from "Stacked with Love" the  SU Hearts stencil, Real red and Regal Rose inks, the SU embosslits Fashionable Hearts, and SU pearls.
The little lovebird is an EK Designs (Jolee) embelli.   The corners are edged with the scallop chomp-a-dile (and I don't like it left alone..I'm going to put a heart with the point forming the corner under all the corners to square it up and accent the "heart shape" that will be formed of the scallop cut.) The largest heart is cut from Sizzix 675561 Hearts (dieset smallest heart).  Changes I would make would be to watch the directionality of the teeny black and white hearts on the DP so that this card might be top, instead of side-folded.  My Love You sentiment is stamped on vellum from the Just  Right Fancy Sentiment stampset.  AGAIN---pay attention to what you do with the "do not discard" top for the Staz-On ink that you stamp on vellum.  I found that the inkpad needed to be reinked to get a tack sharp image, and since it hadn't been when I stamped this, I went over the sentiment with a black Sakura Glaze pen.  My vellum is tacked down with vellum tape, which is virtually invisible. There are no embellishments where that tape has been applied.   There are lots of possibilities to the "blushing stencil" design.  Thanks Sandi for the ideas.  It is for a card like this that I am SERIOUSLY considering working with Craft attitude printable film and some digital graphic sentiment lines  instead of stamping on vellum.  The printable film simply is "ironed on" or laminated into your base. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lotus Birthday Pop Up

This card was inspired by Julie Davidson in her Wednesday Techniques Tutorial for a Pop Up Diorama Card.  I used SU Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss papers, ribbons and inks.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from SU stampset Elementary Elegance, and the INSIDE sentiment is from Impressions Obsessions Maya stampset and reads:  "Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that the quicker we will be able to treat life as Art."  The inside detail is SU Designer Washi tape (Stamped with Love) on Hello Honey.  The Butterfly is from Le Papillon 2 dieset. (a Spellbinder die).  The yellow outline flower is centered with Wink of Stella clear and so is the butterfly's body.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Get Well Shadow box Window Card

I was inspired for this card by the pretty shadow box card created by Barb HERE.  I used SU designer paper from the Moonlight collection, and coordinating cardstock. SU's teeny tiny wishes stamp and some grosgrain to finish the card. For coloring, I used SU Blendabilities (Rich Razzleberry) collection, and the blue collection (as well as Tim Holtz distress markers) The graphic is by Elizabeth Bell.

Inside there are fitted triangular cuts of the coordinating paper on the right hand side, under the inside sentiment and note area.  They are 4 x 1 1/2 inch strips cut diagonally and placed in the upper left and lower right corners underneath the ivory square cut sentiment area...for a "sorry you are under the weather" sentiment!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Kick up your Heels

This Card was inspired by "Triangle Hello" in the Cardmaker  Spring Magazine (p. 29) tutorial by Kimber Mc  Gray.  The products I used were SU Season of Style DP, SU Petite Pairs Happy Birthday wishes sentiment, gold foil for cutting the boots and horse shoe.  Inside is a cowboy hat.  This cute dieset is by  Cheery Lynn Designs

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Butterfly Basics Thinking of You

This card was inspired by Sandi MacIver's Butterfly Basics Card 2 tutorial found in the member area of Stampin and Bloggin.  I used SU papers whisper white, and Baja Breeze, with stampsests Gorgeous Grunge and Love and Sympathy.  Ink Colors (SU) are Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi and Hello Honey.  The sentiment is a stamp from the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 1 stampset.  The butterfly is double-cut from gold foil and Baja Breze with the SU Butterflies thinlits, and embellished with black glaze pen for the butterfly's antennae and pearls for his body.  

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Get Well

This card was created for a challenge at Splitcoast Stampers (a get well card).  It is done with SU papers Cherry Cobbler, and one of the decorator papers, crumb cake, and whisper white Matte #1 is embossed with the "bubbles" EF.  The sentiment is from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes.   The Little Tilde (Sweet Magnolia Stamps), is inked with Stampin Up Blendabilities, Copics and colored pencils and gamsol.  

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Butterfly Wishes Birthday

The  colors used for this card are  Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White (SU)   The Happy Birthday  and have an awesome day sentiments from the Justrite Grand Sentiments Collection.  Background stamping  (Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry) are from the Gorgeous Grunge SU stampset. The butterflies are cut once in white and once in Rich Razzleberry from Spellbindfers S4 395  Les Papillions 2.  Sequins and pearls, some Tushinko Shimmer for the butterflies, & some seam binding ribbon finished this up.
An ESPCIALLY BIG Thank you to Sandi MacIver for her awesome big-shot cutting tip.  See her tutorials in the membership area of StampinAndBlogging where you will find her  Butterfly Basics  series.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

One Sheet ATC Book

This tutorial was designed and filmed by Dina Kowal at Splitcoast Stampers and was the Wednesday Challenge January 7th.  The first attempt at the watercoloring and the stamping was so much fun.  Thank you Dina for the wonderful project.  I used Mava (#Cl559) stampset by Impression Obsession, Night of Navy and Whisper White paper by SU, Clear stickles and pearls for embellishment and touches of Wink of Stella in both silver and clear for this project. The corner punch is a We Are Memory Keepers Corner Cropper. (Deco and ticket)

You will have some extra sheets left over that you have watercolor washed.  Use them for an artpiece on a card.  

A second ATC book is so sweet.  I  used stamps from Maya, from Painted Petals (SU), and others from Close to My heart and my stash.  I've used Rich Razzleberry papers and inks, and Wild Wasabi ink (SU).  Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, liquid pearls and Wink of Stella  are used on the cover, a stamp designed by Dufort (Jade Dragonne)