Saturday, August 30, 2008
There are 6 different cricut cartridges used in the making of these!
"Mom" was cut from All Mixed up. A rose from Walk in my garden replaces the "O". I welded the shadows of the letters with the rose in Design Studio then cut the m's out of DP and the rose out of glitter white paper. I tied pink fiber on some of the letters to jazz it up.
"Grandma" and the balloons are from the Tear Drop cartridge. I welded the shadows of the letters and the balloons together in Design Studio then cut separate letters and balloons out of DP. The balloons were covered with Glossy Accents to give them some shine. I replaced the paper strings on the balloons with fibers. Fuzzy fibers were tied to a couple of letters to finish it off.
"Great Grandma" was cut using the Jasmine cartridge. I love how Jasmine looks but I have a very hard time getting it to cut without tearing. The heart is from Beyond Birthdays. Again I welded the shadows together in DS then cut the letters and heart pieces in DP. I made 2 small cuts in the center of the heart and tied tiny ribbon through the cuts. Fiber again on some of the letters for "Bling"
And finally the "Happy Birthday". This is pre-done on the ZooBallo cartridge. In Design Studio I welded the happy above the birthday and added the butterfly from Walk in my garden. Cut out all the letters and butterfly pieces in DP. I added rhinestones to the butterfly, and as the dot above the "i". More fiber to finish it off.
All the final pieces were mounted on b-b-que skewers that I cut down to size. I used double sided tape to hold the skewer to the back of the piece.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I love this simple little stamp. It is "Max Tree" by Stampendous.
Max was stamped on white cardstock that I cut into an oval using a Nestability die. I also used the scallop Nestability die to cut the scalloped oval behind him.
I used Prismacolor pencils (my favorite coloring tool) and smoothed the color with gamsol. Max was mounted using pop-dots to give the card some depth.
The DS paper was purchased at Hobby Lobby, but I can't remember who makes it. I like the swirly leafy things. They remind me of swirling snow and windy winter days.
This was a simple card, but I love how it turned out.
I spent a terrific day on Sunday at a local crop. We talked so much that I only completed 2 Christmas cards. This one is done using the Cuddlebug Lace Tree embossing folder.
I inked the debossed side of the folder with Stampin' Up's Glorious Green ink. I find it is easier to do this using a brayer. After the ink is on the folder place your white cardstock in the folder and close it. Run it through your cuddlebug machine as you would normally do.
When you remove the cardstock the embossing folder can be cleaned very easily with a baby wipe or mild soap and water.
The ink will dry almost instantly on the cardstock so you can add embellishments right away. I put small dots of Crystal stickles on parts of the tree and small dots of Christmas Red stickles in the center of the 2 flowers on the tree.
Give this technique a try. It is super easy and the results are fantastic!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and smoothed out with Gamsol. Nestabilities were used to create both ovals. Matching buttons and "Fun Fur" accent the corners. The edges of all were inked with Colorbox Chocolate pigment ink. I have no idea who makes the DP. It was part of my stash. The brown CS is from the DCWV's Fall Stack. The Rose CS is from Archivers.
FYI: The card is 5 x 7, DP is Paper Company "Starburst Translucent"
Monday, August 18, 2008
The inside of the card was done on my computer by printing onto the cardstock before adhearing to the card.
I love fall colors and this paper really caught my eye.
The paper is Heidi Grace, Shimmer Glitter Harvest Row
Border Punch is Martha Stewart Floral Lace
Flowers cut from WIMG at 1" (Paper pieced each one and used pop dots to raise 2 of them)
Thanks a bunch cut from WIMG at 1"
Nestabilities were used to cut out the oval from front of card and also for the background for flowers.
I added a few tiny rhinestones to several of the flower center on the front of the card.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Here is a card I created for my Secret Sister.
I stamped the image onto ivory smooth cardstock using SU Basic Black.
The hat was colored with Prismacolor pencils and smoothed out with mineral spirits.
Diamond stickles was added to the white "feathers" to give them some bling.
The center of each flower was dotted with Starry Night stickles. I also added Crystal stickles accents on the background paper.
I needed to tone down the white brad in the center of the large flowers so I covered the brad with Diamond stickles. (I was on a "stickles kick" I guess!)
To create the background around the image I took a small piece of plastic wrap and bunched it into a ball. Then I tapped it onto a Versa Color Sand Beige ink pad and tapped it onto the cardstock. You just repeat the process, ink up the plastic wrap, tap it onto the cardstock until you have as much color as you like. Using the same process I added a few hits of gold pigment ink to fill in some of the extra space.
The ivory cardstock edges were stamped with black ink and the edges of the lilac cardstock were also stamped with black ink.
The background paper was matted with black cardstock and I finished the card by machine stitching the background paper to the black mat.
FYI: The card is 6 1/2" x 5"
The background paper is Heidi Grace Designs "Cherrywood Lane Paisley"
The Stamp is PSX "Hat Stand"
Stamp the cupcake image twice onto white smooth cardstock.
I used black pigment ink and on one of the images I heat embossed it with clear ep.
Cut out the icing from the unembossed image and run it through a Xyron UPSIDE DOWN. This give you the adheasive on the front side. Sprinkle the flock onto the adheasive and use your finger to gently press down on the flock. Tap off any excess flock.
Before I assembled the two images I used nestabilities to cut out the embossed image in an oval. I used a pink embossing pen to color in the cupcake's paper bottom and heat embossed with clear ep.
Now you can adhear the "icing" to the top of the embossed image.
To create the "sprinkles" I used tiny pink rhinestones and waterfall blue stickles.
The cherry is another stamp from this set that I stamped onto white smooth cardstock and colored in with a red Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen. I cut out the cherry and used a pop dot to stick it to the top of the cupcake.
FYI: Stamps are Hero Arts Cleardesign "Cupcakes" Set
The Pink plaid paper is from DCWV Blossoms & Butterflys
The floral paper is from DCWV Floral Prints Mat Stack
The card is 5" x 6 1/2"