Saturday, May 28, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
April Showers bring May Flowers! Make a wish!
For the design: I used clear embossing power on a white card stock card base and stamped the dandilion and floating seed from the (stamp set that escapes me right now - I think its Make a Wish, but I might just be making that up because it sounds good!) and embossed as per usual.
For the "sky": I used the Zindorff brayering technique and brayered right over the top of my clear-embossed dandilions using Heavenly Blue, Crystal Blue and Dutch Blue. Once I was done I buffed the excess ink off the embossed parts with a tissue. By doing this, the dandilions appear white. Mission accomplished.
For the Sentimate: I used Out Door Denim ink to stamp the "Spring Beauty" from the April Word puzzle.
For the Card Base: I layered White, Indian Corn Blue and Outdoor Denim card stock. I then attached the embossed/brayered card to the tri-layered background and wrapped white generic ribbon around the whole thing. The back is not pictured, but I attached a white piece of cardstock to the back to hide the ribbon ends.
For the Bling - because if it don't shine, then it ain't mine: I used CTMH tiny blings.
Everything is dobbered in Outdoor Denim.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Ok, so really all I did was turn the sketch sideways and the rock out the design.
I used colonial white, tulip and sorbet cardstock. Also used a piece of the double sided paper from the Key To My Heart Level 2 paper pack and a piece of vellum paper (purchased at my local craft store). Everything is edges in Cocoa.
For the background: I used the Zindorff brayering technique. The sky is inked in Buttercup, Cremebrule, Honey and Blush. The grass is inked in Sweetleaf and Olive. This was done on a solid piece of paper (I cut the panels later.)
For the vellum "rice paper panels": I cut a piece of vellum to match the size of my brayed background. I then stamped and embossed the cherry blossoms and branches from the Aspiration stamp set. I used Cocoa for the branches and Sorbet edged in Tulip for the flowers.
To create the "rice paper panels": I measured my brayerd background and divided it into thirds and cut it. I did the same for the matching vellum (cutting straight through the embossed branches). Then used clear adhesive to affix the vellum to the bryaered background. I then affixed the "panels" to a piece of Cocoa cardstock, spacing evenly. I mounted that on Tulip cardstock, then Sorbet cardstock, and the double sided paper.
For the kanji: I stamped the 3 kanji symbols from the Wisdom stamp set and simply cut them out and popped them up. These were NOT edged. I then stamped the meanings of the symbols on a small strip for the sentiment and affixed it in the proper place.
For the bling...because if it don't shine, then it ain't mine: I used CTMH bling and placed them in the middle of the flowers. So super simple!
I hope you enjoy!
Friday, January 28, 2011
Hello happy crafters!
I have made a wreath. It is my first one and I think it turned out totally adorable! Unfortunatly, I won't be keeping it - its for a raffle at my work. But it was so super easy that I will probably be making myself a similar one very soon! All I did was wrap a foam wreath base with ribbon, using a hot glue gun to secure the ends (yea, the back of the wreath isn't quiiiiiiite as pretty). I used my mother's Bowdabra to make the bow and ties it to the top. Then, of course...I added BLING! So...super simple, super fast, and super CUTE! Gotta love it.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I havn't run across anyone else who sells this paper nor have I seen any other cards or scrapbook pages with it. If anyone knows where to get more, that would be wonderful becuase I'd buy it all!! It is probably my favorite paper I have ever bought!
If you have made anything similar to this, please link it up so I can look! I'd love to see other designs with this 40s/50s sort of feel!