Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
With the coming of Spring (we all hope) comes for me a lot of birthdays. So, I decided I better get a jump start on some of the cards I am going to need.
I recently heard of a sunburst or starburst card and of course I had to give it a try. I started with 4 different pieces of patterned paper cut 1 1/2" X 4". Take each strip and cut it diagonally corner to corner to form two triangles. Lay your triangles out point side down and decide on the pattern you want.
Next, cut a piece of scrap card stock 2 3/4" X 5". First thing to do is to find the center of the paper along the 5" side. I drew a line from top to bottom to mark my center. Next I covered the entire piece of card stock with some Glue n Seal. Starting from the center of your card stock you start applying your triangle pieces being sure to let the hang off of each end of the paper a bit and be sure you are covering the entire piece of card stock. You may have to adjust your placement to be sure the corners are covered. One done allow it to dry and the cut all the overhanging excess paper off.
Next I adhered the entire panel to another piece of white card stock cut at 3 3/4" 5". And, Joy of Joy's I got to try out my new mini perfect layers when I cut my black mat. I used the 1/8" side and it was fast an easy to get a perfectly centered mat behind my image layer. I also added a 1/2" x 5" piece of black card stock to the front of my card.
I then cut a butterfly out at 2 3/4" using my Cameo and some green and black card stock. Before adhering the layers together I decided I wanted to glitter my butterfly. I pressed the black layer of the butterfly into my Versamark embossing pad and sprinkled it with some Ranger Sticky Embossing powder. I think everyone should have some of this embossing powder it is awesome, because, when you heat it up it goes from the white powder to shiny and becomes sticky. I then sprinkled the layer with some of the Black Soot Distress Glitter and then briefly heated the whole thing again to make sure the glitter was permanently adhered. It was quick and easy with the Sticky Embossing powder and I don't have glitter falling off my project. If you would like some of the Sticky Embossing powder shoot Kim and email and she can special order for you. It is so worth it. The Distress Glitters are also a special order item and they are all gorgeous. Some of the prettiest glitter I've seen.
Once I had the butterfly done, I adhere the two layers together with some Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive. I adhered the butterfly to my card front with some of the Clear 3D foam pads. I stamped my sentiment with some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and added some bling to finish it off.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you will get in touch with Kim to get your Sticky Embossing powdered ordered. You won't regret it!
Monday, February 24, 2014
I made this card with my oldest grandson in mind. He will be 17 in April! Where does the time go? I used a digital image by Simply B Stamps. What a challenge for me when it came to coloring the image. But I do have to say it came out nicely. Below is a photo of the card and you can tell me what you think.
Details: Cardstock by Neenah – Embellishments by Fran using a You Rock Digital Papers and Elements by Ziggle Designs – The hands are a font called Zoeilyhands – Star is a Die Cut called Stacking Stars – Glossy Accents Wink of Stella Clear Glitter used on hands and star to create added dimension –Image colored with Copics (C3, C5, C7 Grey on Suit); (C5, C7, C9 on Hair); Guitar (Boo); (E47 dark brown, Eyes); (E000, E00, E11, R20 Skin); Small dots around image created with a Sakura Gel Pen (Blue Glaze). Last but not least the card is all held together using Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive. And 3-D padded foams for dimension.
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Thank you for stopping by and hope that my project gave you some incentive. Have a wonderful day!
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
I made this card for a very special friend's birthday.
Products from Cutters Creek:
Stickles glitter glue in Stardust to outline the wings
Liquid Pearls in Buttercup for the star on the end of the wand
Perfect Pearls Mist in Turquoise for paper flowers
ATG for putting it together
Glue Dots for adhering the flowers
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
I found a free digital image that I love. But I had no clue on how I was gone to color it. After much thought I chose my Copic Markers. The image is mostly colored black but using dark greys to give it the appearance of looking black. Black and red are the hardest colors to blend and shade. But I think it turned out pretty good. The rest of the colors came from the “E” family of Copic Markers. I Just used the Warm Greys and Skin tone colors. I used a Prisma colored pencil, white for the highlights on the hair.
The card dimensions are 5-1/2” by 6”. The card base is made from Bazzill Simply Smooth, white card stock. The other papers are from my stash. The corners and filigree came from the Silhouette store and cut using the Silhouette. I popped up the image using 3-D Adhesive Foam Pads. The image’s ears and belt are decorated with Gold Vinyl stickers. And I added the same colored vinyl stickers to the borders of the black card stock. I used two types of adhesive: ATG Tape Glider and Glossy Accents. And to finish the card off I used a Wink of Stella Brush marker in Clear Glitter.
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Monday, February 10, 2014
Stickles - Color: Grape Ice for the word love and the hearts at the bottom of the card
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive