Saturday, January 28, 2012
Hi, it's time for a new sketch at Card Patterns. This week we're sponsored by My Favorite Things. Here's this week's great sketch. I flipped the sketch on it's side for my card.
Each team member was given a gift certificate to purchase some stamps from My Favorite Things to use on their creations this week.
This fab bird is from Inspired By - Caged Bird from My Favorite Things. I simply stamped it in black and cut it out leaving a small edge. I added to my card using foam pads. I really love this little bird!
The sentiment is from Die-namics Vintage Cameo Frame Die & Stamp set, the frame behind the bird is from the same set.
The die cut frame has a co-ordinating frame stamp, it's such a classic shape. There's some fab cameos in the same set too. I added a little bit of baby pink seam binding and a funny button from my stash. The background I embossed using the woodgrain embossing folder.
Don't forget to visit Card Patterns this week and see what the rest of the design team created and play along with us if you have time. There's a great prize up for grabs and a chance to be our guest designer! Thanks for dropping by! Enjoy the rest of the weekend! : )
CARDSTOCK: EMERALD GREEN, SKY BLUE, WHITE, CREAM
PATTERNED PAPER: CATH KIDSTON MIX AND MATCH STATIONARY
CLEAR STAMPS: INSPIRED BY CAGED BIRD BY MY FAVORITE THINGS, DIE-NAMICS VINTAGE CAMEO FRAME DIE AND STAMP SET
INKS: JET BLACK ARCHIVAL INK, MEMENTO ROSE BUD INK
DIES: DIE-NAMICS VINTAGE CAMEO FRAME DIE
OTHER: WOODGRAIN EMBOSSING FOLDER, PINK SEAM BINDING, BUTTON, SEWING MACHINE, SIZZIX BIG SHOT, PAPER DOILY.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
It's our final week with Jen Rzasa as our muse at CASE Study, Jen's stunning CAS cards have been quite the challenge for me! So much white space!! I managed to fill it with some debossing this time, for a sweet and fairly simple card! : ) Here's Jen's fab card this week.
I love the knotting technique Jen used in her card, I chose to CASE this but I used some twill ribbon instead of twine. I also added a few feminine elements. I interpreted the white space as an embossed area and teamed some cream card with some white for a light and fresh look.
The Antique White and Willow Green Twill ribbon are from the Craft Fairy. I love this shade of green. Perfect for Spring cards, yes, I'm ready for Spring already. We've had such a mild winter, the daffodils are starting to bloom already!! The embossing folder is called Garden flowers from Bringing Crafts Too You. I used the debossed side for a change.
I just tied some simple knots in the ribbon and added some sweet Pink Cherry Blossoms from the Craft Fairy. You can't beat a pink and green color combo! It's just so fresh!
For the sentiment I used one of the gorgeous stickers from Fancy Sticker Sentiment - Love from SRM Stickers. I love this beautiful font!
Don't forget to check out the rest of the CASE Study DT members creations this week and play along if you have time! Have a great day! : )
CARDSTOCK: WHITE CARD, CREAM CARD
PAPER: GREEN POLKA DOT PAPER (DIGITAL)
STICKERS: FANCY STICKER SENTIMENT - LOVE BY SRM STICKERS
RIBBON: ANTIQUE WHITE AND WILLOW GREEN TWILL FROM THE CRAFT FAIRY
FLOWERS: PINK CHERRY BLOSSOMS FROM THE CRAFT FAIRY
EMBOSSING FOLDER: GARDEN FLOWERS BY BRINGING CRAFTS TOO YOU
OTHER: WHITE CROCHET LACE, SEWING MACHINE.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Hi, just popping in with some cards I have in the current issue (101) of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine (UK). I was asked to make some cards for the gilding flakes feature. I had to use gilding flakes in several different ways, I hadn't used them before so it was fun to experiment!
Here I used a chipboard piece and gilded the reverse (the self adhesive side), it worked really well on this surface. Once you have the surface covered, brush off the excess and buff the surface with a soft brush.
Here I used a combination of different techniques, I highlighted sections of the stamped cakes using a glue pen and the gilding flakes. I used double sided tape and gilding flakes to create the frame. I loved the results I got with the stamped text, I used a glue pad to stamp the text and added the gilding flakes. Buffing with a soft brush really makes a big difference.
Here I created a shimmery butterfly background by stamping the butterflies using a glue pad and adding the gilding flakes. The border at the top and bottom was created with double sided tape.
Here are the cards in the magazine. I had to make six altogether. So if you haven't tried gilding flakes before I'd really recommend giving them a go, you can get some really great results. Check out the current issue (101) of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine for more details.
I'll be back tomorrow with my CASE Study card. See you then! : ) I hope it's not raining where you are, it hasn't stopped here all day!
Saturday, January 21, 2012
If you're here for my Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge card scroll down to the next post. We have a fun sketch this week at Card Patterns, it's a circular shape but you can opt to incorporate it into a square card (like I did!) if you're not fond of circular cards. Here's the fab sketch! I love that sweet heart tucked in there!
I also used this week's Trigger Tuesday - Winter Blossoms from Moxie Fab World as inspiration for my card this week. Such a fab trigger this week. I love the soft muted tones and of course the soft, feminine fluffy textures of those pom poms!!
I used the colors from the trigger in my card and I made a fun pom pom flower from some tissue paper. The pom pom was very easy to make, I just folded over a length of tissue paper several times, stitched along one side on the sewing machine, then fringed with a scissors and rolled into a flower.
The sweet pink crochet heart I bought from Annie Design on Etsy. The patterned papers are from Pink Paislee Nantucket. I love the colors in this collection.
I used Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circles Large for my circle and embossed with a roses embossing folder. The Ivory chiffon ribbon and Antique White Twill are both from Craft Fairy. The sentiment is a sticker from We've Got Your Sticker - Forever by SRM Stickers, I also used the white 'Happily ever after' text sticker from the same set to create the background paper below the sentiment.
Don't forget to visit Card Patterns this week and see what the rest of the design team created and play along with us if you have time. There's a chance to be our guest designer. Thanks for dropping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! : )
CARDSTOCK: WHITE CARD, YELLOW CREAM CARD
PATTERNED PAPER: PINK PAISLEE NANTUCKET COLLECTION
STICKERS: WE'VE GOT YOUR STICKER - FOREVER FROM SRM STICKERS
OTHER: CROCHET HEART, BUTTON, MUSTARD/WHITE BAKER'S TWINE, SPELLBINDERS BIG SCALLOPED CIRCLES LARGE, BIG SHOT MACHINE, SEWING MACHINE, CREAM TISSUE PAPER, FOAM PADS.
Hello, I managed to squeeze in a card for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge this week. I do love making Valentine's cards, so you'll be seeing quite a few more in the run up to Valentine's Day. A nice simple sketch this week. Check it out.
I used the lovely heart stamp from Seasons of Love - Tags from Waltzingmouse Stamps as a base for my roses. I used some sweet Pink Paper Tea Roses and Fuchsia Medium Tea Roses from Craft Fairy. These are just so pretty!
The green chiffon ribbon is also from Craft Fairy. For the sentiment I used Say it Loud from Waltzingmouse Stamps, cut out and propped up on several foam pads. I used a Script embossing folder on some plain white card for the square behind the heart.
The bottom half of the card I stamped some text from Text-It, the sentiment is from Roses in Bloom, both from Waltzingmouse Stamps.
I stamped the polka dot background using Gingham & Co from Waltzingmouse Stamps, the green paper was from my scraps box. Check out what the Mischief Makers have created this week at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge and play along this week if you have time. I'll be back a little later with my Card Patterns card. See you then! : )
CARDSTOCK: WHITE CARD
PAPER: GREEN PAPER
CLEAR STAMPS: TEXT-IT, SAY IT LOUD, SEASONS OF LOVE - TAGS, ROSES IN BLOOM ALL FROM WALTZINGMOUSE STAMPS
DYE INK: MEMENTO ROSE BUD, VERSAMAGIC TEA LEAVES, RANGER JET BLACK ARCHIVAL INK
FLOWERS: PINK PAPER TEA ROSES AND FUCHSIA MEDIUM TEA ROSES FROM CRAFT FAIRY
RIBBONS: GREEN CHIFFON RIBBON FROM CRAFT FAIRY
OTHER: SCRIPT EMBOSSING FOLDER, SEWING MACHINE.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
It's our third week with Jen Rzasa as our muse at CASE Study. Here's Jen fabulous inspiration card this week! A bold and striking beauty.
Sweethearts by Waltzingmouse Stamps stamped and clear embossed them onto a mix of patterned paper from Lost and Found Market Street by My Mind's Eye. The centre is a fabric brad. I made two layers of petals, the bottom layer I left flat, the top layer I folded the petals gently in half to add dimension.
I played around with the text on this card using some SRM Stickers. I used Sticker Sentiments - Thank You for the flower stem and surrounding text grass, I trimmed the text to give myself some shorter lengths to work with.
I added a layer of sweet green buttons at the base of the card and some faux stitching in the form of a sticker from We've Got Your Stickers Plus from SRM Stickers.
I added a little bit of tied lace for the leaves. Check out my CASE Study team mates cards for some more inspiration. Oh, I almost forgot we have a sponsor this week, My Creative Classroom, they're offering a free seat to a class of your choice to one lucky winner. Visit the CASE Study blog for full details. Have a great day! : )
CARDSTOCK: RED CARDSTOCK, WHITE CARDSTOCK
PATTERNED PAPER: LOST AND FOUND MARKET STREET FROM MY MIND'S EYE
CLEAR STAMPS: SWEETHEARTS FROM WALTZINGMOUSE STAMPS
STICKERS: STICKER SENTIMENTS - THANK YOU AND WE'VE GOT YOUR STICKERS PLUS FROM SRM STICKERS
OTHER: CROCHET LACE, FABRIC BRAD, SEWING MACHINE, BUTTONS,
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Hello, I've put together a little tutorial for the paper flower I made (I used it on a card in my previous post) using the Spellbinders Rose Creations Die. I've made a medium sized flower here but you could make any size you like using the same techniques with the different sized flower dies. I used some paper from the Random Collection (Crate Paper). I painted the back pink to match but you could use any double sided paper.
You can play around with the number of layers, I didn't use the largest flower die and I graduated the size of the layers. After I die cut and embossed the flowers I inked the edges with Distress Ink (Antique Linen) because I was going for a more shabby look.
This step is optional, continuing the shabby look I lightly sanded the edges of the petals, just roughly, don't be too uniform about this.
Now you need to curl each of the petals of every flower except the smallest one. I used a bone folder for this, I bent the edges over it to form a gentle curl.
Now using the rounded end of any pen rub the centre of each flower to create a cupped effect. You need to do this on a foam pad or upturned mouse mat. (as you can see mine gets a lot of use!)
For the smallest layer rub the centre and petals so it rounds up almost into a ball. This layer will be pinched closed.
Now using a needle nosed tweezers pinch and twist clockwise along the middle of each petal to form a little line, do this for each layer except the smallest.
Ok, so all your flower layers should look a bit like this, depending on how many layers you want and how full you want your flower to be.
I like to glue three layers together separately and let them dry a little before assembling the flower. (You could use a brad to secure them together but I prefer to use glue to make them really solid!) When gluing the layers make sure you alternate where the petals are, the petal above should be between the gap of the two petals below.
I usually add a dot or two of glue with a toothpick to the smallest layer to keep it closed so it looks like a bud. Squish the smaller layers together a bit.
Then glue the two sections together and make any adjustments. I kinda think this one looks a bit like a carnation! Maybe with a few more layers! Anyway it's a sweet little flower. Oh and I just discovered a REALLY cool tutorial using the same Spellbinders Rose Creations Die, this one shows you how to make a large Cabbage Rose, using similar techniques, I'm off to give it a try!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Hello, here's my card for the January 2012 Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Party! This month the theme is "SWEET THINGS". Sweet things can be food items, a Valentine for your sweetheart, something you consider to be a sweet thing or however you interpret "sweet things" and as long as you use Waltzingmouse Stamps images on your creation. You can link your card or project on the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog, check it out for full details.
I mixed up a few different Waltzingmouse Stamp sets for my creation! The celtic heart is from Celtic Heritage Stamp set, the label is from Very Vintage Labels No.10, the sweet text is from Rescue Remedies (I masked the rest of the stamp) and the 'darling of my heart' text is from the Irish Blessings stamp set. The motif in pink is also from Very Vintage Labels No.10.
The flowers I made, the larger one I made using the Spellbinders Rose Creations die. The other one is a Quilled Rose and I painted the tips in white.
The white background paper I repeat stamped using text from the Sweethearts Stamp set from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I stamped it several times before inking up again to get that effect. The Inklinkz tool closes later today, so you only have a little while to get your creation linked up. Pop over to the Waltzingmouse Stamps blog for more details. Have a great day! : )
CARDSTOCK: DARK PINK, WHITE CARD
PATTERNED PAPER: CRATE PAPER RANDOM
CLEAR STAMPS: CELTIC HERITAGE, VERY VINTAGE LABELS NO.10, IRISH BLESSINGS, RESCUE REMEDIES AND SWEETHEARTS ALL FROM WALTZINGMOUSE STAMPS
DYE INK: RANGER COFFEE ARCHIVAL INK, RANGER JET BLACK ARCHIVAL INK, RANGER DISTRESS INK VINTAGE PHOTO, MEMENTO ANGEL PINK
FIBERS: BABY PINK SEAM BINDING
OTHER: PINK GEM, WHITE ACRYLIC PAINT, PINK PAPER, SEWING MACHINE, SPELLBINDERS LABELS 10 AND ROSE CREATIONS DIES.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Well it sure has been a great start to 2012! I can finally let the cat out of the bag and announce I'm one of the new team members of the SRM Stickers 2012 Design Team! I'm so excited to be part of such an amazing team and can't wait to create with more of SRM Stickers fabulous products! You won't want to miss out on the SRM Reveal Party, along with revealing the new 2012 SRM DT Members, a week long reveal begins of all the new CHA introductions with a giveaway everyday!!
If you haven't tried these amazing stickers yet, you really have to grab yourself a packet or two! I personally adore the Fancy Sentiments, I love the elegant font! The quality of the stickers is what is amazing, they really are something else! On my card I used Fancy Sticker Sentiment - Birthday by SRM Stickers. These stickers have a transparent background so they really are versatile.
I added a sweet fabric flower trim to the bottom of my card, trimmed the ends and added some pearls to the centers. I love the texture they add!
The floral pattern on the top half of my card I made by stamping with the raised section of an embossing folder and some white acrylic paint mixed with some modeling paste medium. I love this effect. It's stamped onto some recycled card.
So pop over to the SRM blog to check out the Reveal Party!! You won't want to miss this one!!! Have a great week!! : )
CARDSTOCK: LIGHT CREAM CARD, WHITE CARD, RECYCLED CARDBOARD
STICKERS: FANCY STICKER SENTIMENT - BIRTHDAY BY SRM STICKERS
EMBOSSING FOLDER: BRINGING CRAFTS TO YOU - GARDEN FLOWERS
FIBERS: LIGHT CREAM FABRIC FLOWER TRIM
OTHER: WHITE ACRYLIC PAINT, MODELING PASTE MEDIUM LIQUITEX, PEARLS.