Tuesday, January 27, 2015
It was not as hard as I thought it was going to be to make these. Once I started, it got easier and easier to put them together.
Thank you for looking!
Monday, August 25, 2014
This one was Vintage Patterns for a 1940s look. I tried to do a bigger pattern across the page but that was a disaster! (Well, maybe five disasters...) I finally decided to do smaller patterns and tried to make it like an embroidery hoop.
Materials: Classic Kraft paper, Explore the 1940s with Besty Veldman stamp set and background paper (PTI), lace
This one was called Sparkle and Shine for a 1920s look. I really liked doing this one. I used sticky embossing powder for the glitter and it worked like a charm. The end result was super elegant.
Materials: Fine Linen and Smokey Shadow, Deco Die Cover Plate, Explore the 1920s with Heather Nichols stamp set and paper (PTI), Styled Labels die (Sizzix) embossing powder, Sterling glitter (Martha Stewart) and rhinestones
Antique Embossing is from the Regency Era challenge. I used silver embossing powder, stamped it, and then used Distress Ink Black Soot for that antique look. Loved it! It gives the embossing a look like it had aged.
This one is Renaissance inspired. The challenge was for Velvet Stamping but I had no velvet fabric or even flocked paper that might work. I really wanted to used the stamp and dies, though. They are so elegant. Put together they remind me of the beautiful stained glass rose windows one sees in old churches and cathedrals. I did not stamp on velvet - just regular paper. I added little liquid pearls and ribbon.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Papertrey Ink has a tutorial about making your own background using stamps for Make It Monday #174. It looked cool so I decided to try it out. My first couple of tries were duds! I was rushing things so the diamonds were super crooked. I was more careful with this one and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I popped up the Chrysler Building, which is my favorite building in NYC. I love that Art Deco look.
All the stamps used are from City Scene by Papertrey Ink, which I was happy to finally use! Oh, except the sentiment. That's from their Road Trip stamp set.
My husband and I live near the NYC so I am going to use this card to ask him out on a date. Of course, he will say yes ;-)
Sunday, June 8, 2014
The pattern paper is from SEI. Hard to see but is a very light green with light gold. So pretty! The shimmery white paper is from Papertrey Ink. The blue paper is from DCWV.
Here was my tag:
Saturday, May 3, 2014
I love butterflies. I think of spring and flowers and beauty when I see them. So I decided to make a stencil with butterflies to make a card using them.
I placed it on top of cardstock and then I pounced some color. I wanted it to be colorful so I used yellow, blue, green, and a touch of pink to pick up the color of the die cut butterfly. I like that adding the colors lightly gave the background a soft, watercolor look to it.
|The paper is 6 x 6|
|I only did some of the butterflies not all.|
Next, I cut a butterfly from the Hannah Montana Cricut cart. The butterfly images in this cart are so pretty.
The sentiment also a stencil. I used the Everyday Fonts cart for it. I pounced the color and then outlined the letters with a fine line marker to make it stand out a bit more than the butterflies in the background.
I left it simple for the CAS look which I seem to be gravitating towards now :)
I cut the butterflies at .50 in each and the font at .75 which is why called the stencils itsy, bitsy -- plus it sounded cute :)
I used gesso on this card for some texture and a different look. I used the herringbone image from the Edge to Edge cart. I cut it at 8 inches and just slapped on some gesso - which shows in some places... I think that if I use a temporary adhesive next time it will give me a sharper image. I'll try it out next time.
The suave gentleman is from the Suburbia cart. I was inspired by Nadia from With Glittering Eyes blog here and here to change the image a silhouette to a more dimensional image. He is no Ryan Gosling but I think he came out alright! :D
I added a "hey, girl" sentiment to it. If you're not familiar with "Hey, girl" and Ryan Gosling, check out this pinterest board. I don't know what I am going to put inside it, yet. Maybe: "hey, girl... the glitter in your hair, ears and teeth really set off your eyes" or "hey girl... let's organize your paper collection by color and texture." I get a kick out of these!
Friday, April 4, 2014
It could make you wonder why
But why wonder, why wonder?
I am green and it'll do fine
It's beautiful and I think it's what I want to be"