Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Welcome one and all to another fun Monday Montage Blog Hop. Since blossoms are popping everywhere and Easter is two weeks away I am going to show off my take on a card that screams "SPRING!" This Big Egg card is cheerful and bright and a tad bit out of my typical style, but I like it all the same.
I don't remember which came first, the embossed circles or the egg. But I do remember thinking this is an egg and nothing else so I watercolored it to resemble an Easter egg. A little Crushed Curry and Coastal Cabana ink picked up with an Aqua Painter and I had instant cuteness and still a definite egg. I tucked the egg in a bed of grass, then I embellished it with flowers, and finished it off with a greeting and stamped Wooden Element banner.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
To achieve this look start by making a stencil with a piece of Vellum Card Stock. Then add Two Way Glue Pen to the back side of the cut stencil and let is dry thoroughly. This drying makes the glue a temporary adhesive. Lay prepped stencil on paper and lightly secure in place. Paint inside the cut outs with an Aqua Painter.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Aren't these three colors simply divine together? This color challenge combo is being hosted by Hand Stamped Sentiments. Do jump over to the site and see all the gorgeous stuff the Design Team has crafted.
If you haven't got your hands on the Butterfly Basics stamps and the Thinlets you need to. The eclectic collection of images is perfect for making super gorgeous stuff. The images layer and blend for easy collage style stampin' and the Thinlets are the most exciting butterfly cutouts Stampin' Up! has ever offered.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
The process was actually quite fast to fill the wreath in. I wrapped each doily around my finger, added a blob of hot glue, and then tacked them one by one to the wreath form. So, I will say saying what took the longest was waiting for more packs of doilies to arrive. All in all it took 11 packs of doilies!
Added to the new White Jute Ribbon and Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim are White and Soft Sky Seam Bindings. The entire wreath glistens and sparkles as it is coated with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. I sprayed sections with Aqua Net Hair Spray and then sprinkled on the glitter then sprayed again to really make it hold. I put the glitter in a salt shaker so the whole process works like a charm.
Friday, March 6, 2015
For this card I started with Ivory Naturals to watercolor emboss a panel and then layered it on a card base of more Ivory Naturals. I inked up the Lovely Lace TIEF with Blushing Bride and Pool Party and then spritzed the folder with rubbing alcohol. I put in the Ivory Naturals panel in the inked folder and then ran it through the Big Shot.
I love the little collection of design elements I used to create a focal point for the theme of the card, but I think my favorite touch is the skinny strip of Champagne Glimmer across the top of the panel. In person it is elegant and helps direct the eye down the card to the greeting and then the mini butterfly.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The background design is a piece of Smokey Slate cardstock that I water embossed with the Ampersand TIEF. To water emboss start by applying inks directly to an embossing folder, mist it with water or rubbing alcohol, add a piece of cardstock, and run the folder and piece through the Big Shot. Each time I water emboss it come out completely different but always super cool!
Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Celebrate Today stamp set and Balloon Framelits are super amazing. Every stamper, I mean every one of us, needs this bundle. It's perfect for so SO many occasions. Not to mention that it's cute and stylish.
For the hot air balloon I inked up with Whisper White, stamped off, and then inked up again in a Rock and Roll Around the edges manner. This created highlights and contours and a dimensional appearance. The piece of pattern paper is from the Sale-a-Bration pack Best Year Ever. The pack is chuck full of awesome prints. Every sheet is fresh and fun.