Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Crayon Resist Butterfly

Welcome - thanks for visiting me again.

I was inspired by my friend Linda's use of the crayon resist technique, and this is the result of my effort.

I stamped the images while the card was still in the die, and then clear embossed them out of the die.

The panel was then placed back in the die, the white crayon applied within the butterflies and ink sponged over the images.

The sentiment was then stamped and embossed in white , and some assorted white pearls added to the panel.

After mounting the coloured panel on the embossed background, I added a ribbon and bow to (ahem) hide the fact that the top butterfly did not stamp well due to the edge of the die holding the stamp off the card...

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Digi Doggie Welcome

Welcome - thank you for visiting me again.

I was recently asked to make a card for a friend whose extended family are planning on adopting another dog....

I chose to go with a doggie theme (what else could I do!!) and also went digital.

The paper is called Dog Day and is from Create with TLC.  I printed it, cut it to size, sponged the edges and mounted it on a dark brown base.

The puppy image, Daisy Dog, is from D'Amour Allure - as a digi I was able to size it as I wished, printed it,  cut it with a spellbinders die and then coloured with chalks before removing the die.

The sentiment was computer generated and cut into a banner shape, sponged with Tea Stain ink and adhered over dimensional foam. Three rhinestones finished the card.

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Washi Tape and Flowers

Welcome - I am glad you have chosen to visit me.

Life has been busy here with family visits and dental visits and a card class taken, but I have popped in today to share a card.

When making this card I went for a more CAS look. I had recently seen a magazine article on tea bag folding, so had a go with some digital paper from the same magazine, and was pleased with my result.  As I wanted it to take centre stage, I kept the card simple.

I used a fabric flower and brad for the centre of the folded flower, and mounted it over some washi tape.

I love the dimension the flower gives, without it being too bulky for the post.

The card was finished with some pearl accents and an embossed sentiment.

I had fun making this card and was pleased with the results.

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Flowers and Scripture

I intended to blog last night, but DH wanted to watch some sport that we can only access online, so the computer was not accessible to me. 

I made this card for a friend who loves green - I think I managed to incorporate some green in this card!

My cuttlebug had a huge workout as I made this card, with both embossing and cutting.

This scripture is from Word Art Wednesday

As you can see the flowers are multi layered, and the paper they are cut from has a subtle sheen to it.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Blue Bird of (Birthday) Happiness

Welcome - I do hope you have all had a Blessed Easter, a wonderful break with family and friends and are enjoying the weather, no matter which hemisphere you are in.

I enjoyed making this card - I started with the paper, added the bright yellow card, and then remembered these die cuts the lovely Shelly Schmidt at  My Creative Rumblings sent me in a RAK. They are a Tim Holtz production.
[If the Card Police heard how I create, I am sure I would be arrested for incorrect protocol;-)]

I coloured the die cut cage with Galaxy Gold ink, and painted the bird with Twinkling H2O paints.

The cage was 'suspended' with a gold ribbon, and the sentiment gold embossed on another die cut.

I managed to retain quite a lot of dimension on this card as the cage warped slightly when I inked it.

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