Thursday, August 27, 2015
You can see that I cut an extra circle of Lavender card stock to fit under the die-cut and to match the flowers...of course the image was colored with Copics....
The 6x6 paper pad, Beau Jardin by Penny Black, is just packed with beautiful papers and is so perfect for the types of cards I often choose to make.
These little flowers were crying out for tiny Pearl centers...don't you think?
One last item...the message from Signature Greetings 2 by PTI...I had my doubts about stamping on the flower paper...is it going to be bold enough to see? That's where the MISTI comes in...I stamped over the image 4x until I was happy with it...could I do that without the MISTI? NO way!
A look at the Copics...
TGIF tomorrow and have a wonderful weekend!
Labels:A Day for Daisies,Beau Jardin,Flowers in a Tea Cup,Large Circle Burst die,Signature Greetings 2 (PTI),TLC548 | 0 comments
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
I think these funny little birds made such a sweet card! They were colored with four Copic Markers...B02, B24, B32, and YR04.
Have you ever bought products from Ellen Hutson? She always sends beautiful satin ribbon with each order as a little gift-y. The yellow ribbon is one of those!
The flower is made from two different dies....Small Spiral Flowers (IO) and Bunch of Flowers (Elizabeth Craft).
Have a great rest of the week!
Labels:Bunch of Flowers dies,Crop-a-Dile 1/4' Corner Chomper,FS446,Small Spiral Flowers die,Stitched Borders 1 die,Things with Wings | 0 comments
Saturday, August 22, 2015
This card gave me a chance to use my new Tattered Lace Christmas Florals dies (inspired by Kitty Carracciolo). Kitty showed a tutorial on how to shape these flowers so I followed along and was able to create a reasonable facsimile with another suggestion of hers: the Elizabeth Craft Designs (Susan's Garden Tool Kit)...a tool kit for molding and shaping paper flowers and leaves. Exciting!
For the poinsettia mid-sections, I used Gold Bo Bunny Jewels...and aren't the leaves well-defined? Not by me...that's just the way they look when they are die-cut!
The designer papers are from Trim the Tree (retired SU) and Home for Christmas (Pebbles).
I chose the Merry Christmas message from a Hero Arts stamp set called Sending Holiday Cheer.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Labels:Home for Christmas 6x6,Merry Monday #169,MFT dies,Mojo #411,Susan's Garden Tools,Tattered Lace Christmas Florals dies,Trim the Tree (retired SU) | 7 comments
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Isn't that dog a hoot? He is one of several darling images from the You Make My Tail Wag stamp set by MFT. And since this is an encouragement card, I decided to replace raindrops with little stars and metallic gold sequins.
Making a card like this is kind of bittersweet because by the time the card reaches the person via mail, the "Ruff Day" is probably over! At least that person will feel the concern!
Hope there are some twinkling stars falling in your life!
Labels:Copics,FS445,PI Sunny Thoughts,Plaid Patterns 6x6,Wink of Stella,You Make My Tail Wag | 1 comments
Sunday, August 16, 2015
I wasn't sure I could fit a tree into the sketch, but it seems to have worked out pretty well...the tree gave me the opportunity to use lots of embellishing flowers and pearls, in addition to a sleeping kitty and butterfly. I added green leaves to represent a spring-summer tree.
The kitty stamp and matching die is from MFT's I Knead You....flower paper from a 6x6 paper pad called Springtime (Doodlebug). I ended up fussy-cutting the white edge from the die-cut kitty, coloring it with Copic YR02 and and outlined with C9. All the teeny flowers by Impression Obsession...Tiny Flowers and are die-cut from MFT card stock. I glued all of the flowers and leaves to the tree with Ranger's Multi-Medium Matte Glue.
The tree die is Impression Obsession's Reading Tree...Yes, it took a little while to glue everything to the tree, but not as long as I had imagined and it was so worth it!
I thickened up those kitty whiskers with a Black Glaze pen just for emphasis.
Hope you are having a fun weekend!
Labels:Copics,I Knead You,Reading Tree,SC553,Small Butterflies dies,Springtime 6x6,Tiny Flowers dies,Virginia's View #17 | 3 comments
Thursday, August 13, 2015
I selected the bow from MFT's Blueprints 26 and placed the Ladybug Sprinkles by Doodlebug.
The wreath was colored with Copics (R29, G46, & G43) and the berries and bow were brushed with Wink of Stella clear glitter.
As I look at the card right now, I think I'll add Wink of Stella to the leaves, too....love the sparkle!
Have a marvelous weekend! Hope you find a way to beat the heat!
Labels:52 Christmas Color challenge August,A Wish for Peace,Copics,Home for Christmas 6x6,Pinpoint Scalloped Circles,Red and Green,Sunday Stamps 107 | 6 comments
Monday, August 10, 2015
I used a couple of Ranger Distress inks for the stenciled first layer (Tiny Dots by SSS) and for the watercoloring on the penguin tag...Squeezed Lemonade and Salty Ocean...great summer names, don't you think? The penguin was colored with Copics.
The embossing challenge (STB) could be any type of embossing...I used two...dry embossing on the yellow tag with a polka-dot embossing folder and heat-embossed black powder on the outlines of the penguin. The penguin stamp set (Penguins in Paradise...MFT) does have matching dies, however I chose to fussy-cut because I was afraid I would accidentally disturb the embossed outline!
I LOVE the font on the Happy Birthday sentiment (You're the Sweetest...MFT)...I tell ya..it's hard to choose another one because I love this one so much!
Have a great week!
Labels:Copics,Distress inks,embossing,Penguins in Paradise,STB,Tiny Dots stencil,TYIC27,Watercolor | 4 comments
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