At the top of my favorites list is Crumb Cake or Kraft cardstock. It just goes with everything. Another favorite is Gold Encore ink and Champagne Glimmper Paper. And a new super duper favorite is the banner die that comes in the Balloon Framelit set. Oh how I love that die. It looks fabulous where ever goes.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Hand Stamped Sentiments has interpreted this sweet sketch.
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 to finish the wreath was actually quite fast. Getting to the point where I had enough doilies took a little time. I thought five packs of doilies would cover the wreath, but I was way off. I bought five more packs and was still off by a pack and a half. All in all it took more than 11 packs of doilies!
The process was simple. I wrapped each doily around my finger, added a blob of hot glue, and then tacked them one by one to the wreath form. When I got the entire form covered I added a White Jute Ribbon, Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim, White Seam Binding, and Soft Sky Seam Binding multi-looped bow. The entire wreath glistens and sparkles as it is coated with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. To do this I sprayed sections of the doilies with Aqua Net Hair Spray, sprinkled on the glitter, and then sprayed the glittered area with more hair spray to really make it hold. Here's a tip for you: put the glitter in a salt shaker to make the whole process a breeze.
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!