Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Inspired Flutter

This butterfly card was inspired by Karen's beautiful card seen here. The layout and elements are her ideas.

I used the lovely Thoroughly Modern DSP and a fun piece of hardware for my ribbon. I used the BIG SHOT for the Top Note die, butterfly die and embossing folder.

I did a row of piercing along the outside layers and I embossed the butterfly and highlighted a few spots with white gel pen.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

PP and PP

Paper Piecing and Patterned Paper!

This layout is from Diva Coffee Break Designs.
I used a retired SU set "And Many Mower". It's my favorite set to paper piece! I used designer papers - To the Nines and Kraft. The whole golfer panel is popped up with Stampin Dimensionals.

I paper pieced the whole golfers outfit. How you do this?: Stamp the image on the piece of paper you want to be your main image (in this case Kraft). Stamp the same image on any other colors/patterns you want for part of the image (Kraft grid and chocolate chip). Cut out the parts of the image you want in a different color and glue to the main image (hat, shirt, shorts, shoes).

I also used a white gel pen to highlight the golf ball.

Hope you enjoy my Paper Piecing with Patterned Paper! Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Short and Sweet - a tiny layout

I absolutely love this Short & Sweet set. The sentiments are so great and go with any other set. I love the cute little images too, but often find them hard to use. Mary Jo from Technostamper had a great layout this week that I immediately thought of this set.

I used circle, heart and horizontal slot punches and corner rounder. The paper is Thoroughly Modern DSP. I embellished with a clear rhinestone and two ribbons.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sweetheart - original

When I was debating getting the Sweetheart stamp set I really wanted to make sure I could make cards (and scrapbook pages) that would be fun and I didn't want to get bored of the set. I finally decided to get it to go with the treat cups. Here are two original projects I created using the Sweetheart stamp set...

For the sunflower I only inked one part of the stamp - just one leaf. I stamped in a circle with yellow. I then made two masks and stamped in orange. For the center I cut out one larger circle and a bunch of small circles with my crop a dile.

The panel in the background is texturz embossed with the Big Shot. I used a bit of Chocolate Chip tafetta ribbon and I distressed the edges of one of my layers. Here's the close up...

Colors: Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla

I wanted to make another original card, still using that same part of the stamp. I was going to make another flower, but when I had it part-way stamped it reminded me of a peacock. So I punched a few shapes - circle, word window and boho blossoms to finish this off as a peacock. I cut around the stamped part and popped it up on the panel.

I embossed the background with texturz and my Big Shot. I used a tag die cut to put the ribbon on for a Stampin' Addicts sketch.

Colors: Almost Amythyst, Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Black

Thanks for looking. I hope this inspires you to see your stamp sets in a new way and create something unique!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Watercolor Wonder Class Part 3

This is the 3rd card for the Watercolor Wonder Crayons class. For this card I used the technique Crayon Resist. I stamped my image, used a white crayon and then sponged. Then you buff the color off the image and the white highlights show up!

All supplies Stampin' Up!: Embrace Life (flower), Short & Sweet (sentiment), Top Note die cut, Big Shot, horizontal slot punch, old olive satin ribbon, black gingham ribbon, word window punch, modern label punch.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Watercolor Wonder Class Part 2

This is the second card for my Watercolor Wonder Crayon Class. This technique is to wet the stamp, then use the crayon directly on the stamp.

I'm using quite a few new supplies - Tart & Tangy and Sweetheart stamp sets, Real Red and Chocolate Chip ribbon. Yum - chocolate dipped strawberry!

Very clean and simple layout and I did a bit of piercing in the corner.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Watercolor Wonder Class Part 1

Here's the first card for my Watercolor Wonder Crayons Class. This card uses the crayons to watercolor the image with the aqua painter!

I used a flower embossing folder for the background and a few layers. My favorite part (other than the cute frog image from A Flower for All Seasons) is the glitter around the edge of the image. I hardly ever use glitter and am so glad I did here, it adds such a fun touch!

Check back in the next few days for the other cards we'll be making.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Cards again!

Hope you had a nice Easter. I was happy to find some challenges to get me making a card today!

Clean & Simple inspiration challenge from Splitcoast Stampers and Fall To Layout from Clean&Simple Stamping.

I shadow stamped the tree image by stamping first in white, then lining the image up with Stamp A Ma Jig and stamping with a different color. Here's the close up...

I chose the colors Old Olive and Ballet Blue with white and I think they look great together (and I used to HATE green/blue combinations together!) I ripped some edges, added 2 ribbons and some butterflies from Beautiful Wings Embosslit.

I even decorated the inside to match!

Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Forest Friends (tree image), Sprinkles (stamped with white on the blue panels)

Thanks for looking. Have a great week!