Friday, July 31, 2015

God's Child

Good afternoon! Joy here today, showing you a card I made with some supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.

One of my all time favorite die sets is by My Favorite Things called Blueprints 13.

The drummer boy silhouette, and sentiment, are from Sweet 'n Sassy God Is stamp set. Such a sweet and true sentiment.

I used Joy Large Foam Pads to pop up the silhouette element. The edges of each piece were shaded using a Mini Ink Blending Tool.

Thanks for looking at my card. Have a Happy stamping day! 

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Get Well Soon

Hi, it is Shirley posting today. I have made a "Get Well Soon" card to share with you. I have a friend who had surgery, so this card will be sent to my friend.

I started out using a white card base. I used a corner rounder to round the corners. I used the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace die with blue card stock. I like this frame, it always give a card an elegant look.

Next I used black card stock with the Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence die, to layer over the top of the mystical embrace die cut. The two center pieces were made using the Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight die set. I really liked how all of these dies looked together. I sponged blue around the white die cut and stamped the sentiment with black ink. 

I used Art Institute Clear Adhesive to adhere the die cuts to my card base. White pearls were chosen as the finishing touch.

Thank you for coming by to take a look at my card.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Butterfly Collage

I love butterflies, but I think I have mentioned that before.

Mindy with you today with another Butterflies are Free card, celebrating the many butterflies available with the Butterfly Medley stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations.

I started by stamping the Butterfly Medley stamp set on card stock, and coloring them in with various colors of Distress Markers by Tim Holtz. The next step was to die cut them with the Butterfly Medley die set also from Heartfelt Creations.

I also used the two larger butterfly dies also included in the die set, and cut three butterflies from watercolor paper that was colored with Ken Oliver Color Bursts pigments.

I arranged my collage of butterflies on my card front, and adhered them with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive and Joy! Large Foam Pads. By alternating adhesives, it gives my card front depth and dimension.

A few Teardrop Bling Pearls were added, along with a banner and saying from my stash, and my card was complete.

Thanks for visiting with me today, I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

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Twinkling Butterflies Tutorial

Hello! Diana here today and I am combining a couple of my favorite things today:  watercolors and butterflies.

To make this card, I first collected all my dies that are what I call, the thin outlines dies. They are very dainty and are just full of possibilities. Here I have the Open Scroll Leaf by Impression Obsession, PoppyStamps Delaney Butterfly,  and the Memory Box Rhone Butterfly. As you can see, they are by different companies so you can mix and match any of them that you have.

First, I made a frame using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A and set that aside. I then die cut a couple of each outline dies in white card stock. I placed them inside my frame and glued one set very slightly where I wanted them. The next step is to use my Twinkling H2O's Thankful set, to color around the die cuts and the inside of the butterflies. The dies help me not to bleed too much outside of the lines, but I think that would be a cool effect too. I then removed the dies and glued on fresh white ones. 

I also decided to add a sentiment which I stamped and heat embossed with Black Detail embossing powder onto Vellum. I wrapped the Vellum around the painted watercolor paper, and then popped up my frame with Joy! Small Foam Pads to hide the seams. 

I hope you like it and that the pictures were helpful! 

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sofia Stripes

Hi, it's Jenny here today with a card inspired by the #95 Colors and Patterns challenge. When I saw the inspiration photo, it reminded me of this adorable Stampavie Sofia Wishes stamp.

I stamped Sofia once on white card stock, and then a second time onto a piece of green patterned paper, from the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea paper pack. This has become one of my go-to paper pads. I love the slightly muted colors and print patterns.

I colored her with alcohol ink markers, and then cut out her dress and glued it over her body. I was planning on paper piecing her apron also, but the bow was tricky to cut. So I ended up coloring in the apron with a yellow-orange marker.

I cut Sofia out with a Spellbinders Elegant Ovals die, and popped the oval up with Joy Crafts Large Foam Pads.

The green striped paper is also from the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea paper pad.

To add a little interest I wrapped the card with twine from my stash and added adhesive Mother of Pearl Rhinestones.

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Daisy Birthday

Happy Wednesday friends! Mindy visiting with you today, with my card for this week's #95 Colors and Patterns challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.

My card, Daisy Birthday, is inspired by the beautiful colors included in this week's inspiration photo. The challenge, using Colors and Patterns, is a fairly simple concept to achieve. I hope you will all create a card for this challenge, and submit it for a chance at a wonderful prize!

Now on with my submission! I started by making a patterned background with the Cascading Ferns Background stamp by JustRite Stampers on my card base. Note - An easy way to apply big stamps to paper? Try the Mega Mount. It is a 6" x 6" slightly curved acrylic block with a handle.

I then die cut the elegant scroll background with the Fleur de Elegance die from Spellbinders, and adhered it to the card base with Joy! Large Foam Pads.

Next, I stamped the Daisies stamp set from Stacy Stamps  on watercolor paper, both the single flower and the background flowers. I colored the blooms with Distressed Ink Markers from Tim Holtz, in both Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade. I cut the background stamp in an oval, and fussy cut the single daisy, so that I could pop it up with the foam tape. A birthday banner stamp from my stash was used to finish my card.

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