Thursday, January 29, 2015

Let Love Grow

I am sure I have mentioned it before, but I just love Valentines Day and working with hearts. When I saw this new stencil Beverly had in her shop, Memory Box Heart Confetti, I loved it at first sight!

I sure wish you could see this card (and feel it) in person.
The hearts look like and feel like pink velveteen! I stenciled it with Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste.
Before applying the paste with the Paste Spreader, I wanted to give it some color, so I just applied a small amount  of TH Distress Picked Raspberry ink to my mat
and mixed in the paste with the Palette Knife, bringing us to the beautiful color the hearts are!

Another favorite technique of mine lately is coloring on Vellum. It is so easy, just stamp your image with VersaMark, cover with a fine White Detail Embossing Powder, heat set, flip your image over and color. I find Copics work the best, as it gives a soft, muted look, 
which is the look  I am after!

The image I used is JustRite Hope and Love Vintage Labels Eight and Nine Stamp Set. Before coloring the image, I used Spellbinders Heart Circles to cut it out. I love how you can softly see the hearts underneath the vellum. I added a bow and a White Pearl to the center of that.

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Parisian Postcard

Hello, it's Gracie. This week our challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such is: Letter It. In other words use a letter or more on your creation! I went ahead and used some letter stickers on my freestyle collage card!

To make it I stamped, colored and heat embossed images from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Parisian Postcard set. I stamped some images on the background, some I heat embossed in Gold Detail on Heavyweight Vellum. Others I fussy cut and mounted using foam tape, on a pretty label die cut with Our Daily Bread Designs Vintage Flourish Pattern, from White Pearl Linen card stock. I stenciled the label with Spun Sugar Distress ink.

The bottom half of the base mat was cut from the gorgeous Stardream Rose Quartz metallic cardstock. I cut a doily from vellum with the English Tea Party die from Cheery Lynn Designs, cut it in half and adhered it on top of the pink layer with thin pieces of 1/2" Scor-tape.

Before adding the fussy cut images to the label, I added a piece of Chalk White Seam Binding, that I colored and wrinkled by spraying a mix of Peeled Paint Distress re-inker and water in a Spritzer Bottle. (You could use the Peeled Paint Distress Spray). I completed the card with a few Baby Pearls Le-Creme that go along very well with the vintage design. I adhered the finished layer on a white mat cut with A2 Matting Basics A, using 1/2" Scor-tape and then mounted it on a white card base.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hello Princess

Hi, it's Jenny posting this afternoon with my card for the new Letter It challenge.  I took inspiration from some of the gorgeous new dies now in the Classy Cards 'n Such store.


I used Pearlescent Embossing Paste and the Memory Box Tula stencil to create the background.  I die cut two of the same Tattered Lace Ferns, sponged distress ink on the edges with my Mini Ink Blending Tool and then glued them to the embossed background.

The Poppystamps Princess Butterfly was cut twice, with an apricot paper and again in white card stock.  I bent the edges of the butterflies to give them a more 3D appearance.  I then covered the white butterfly in glue and sprinkled it with glitter.  I attached the two butterflies together with glue, offsetting them a little so the bottom color would show. I added rhinestones to the center of the butterfly and then popped it up with Joy Foam Pads.


I wrapped the top layer of card stock with twine, and then used Joy Foam Pads to adhere it to the green card stock underneath. I glued down the green layer and then cut the Hello word out of the same green card stock with an Impression Obsession alphabet die.

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