Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Autumn Leaves

I recently received the new Tim Holtz Fall Leaf cutting die with the Texture fades embossing folder. I love the leaf. Of course I had to try it out.

I die cut my leaf with my eBosser out of some dark coral patterned paper. I then ran it through the embossing folder. I wanted the embossing to stand out more, so I inked the leaf with several distress inks. I used Rusty Hinge around the outside of the leaf to help it stand out. Then  I thought, it needs more yellow highlights and some shine to it. So I spritzed it with Sugar Maple and Sun Sister Glimmer Mist. Once that dried I still thought it could use more yellow gold highlights so I broke out my Twinkling H2O's and added some Mambo Mango starting at the center of the leaf and moving out from the center to each leaf.

While I waited for that to dry, I started putting  my card base together. I started with Kraft card stock and cut it at 4 1/4" then scored it at 5 1/2" to make a portrait style card. I added golden color mat and then some patterned paper. These were cut at 1/8" smaller from the previous layer.  I then added another gold mat cut at 1/4" smaller and the light tan patterned paper cut at 1/8" smaller than the gold mat. I adhered this to the card with some foam tape.

Finally I stamped my sentiment with some Rusty Hinge distress ink and adhered my leaf directly to the card. To finish I added some golden brown mosaic tiles to the upper right and lower right corner of the card.  I am in love with that die.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

You Put a Spell on Me!

So the we have had some very fall like weather the last couple of days. Cloudy, rain, wind, AND I saw some of the trees with their leaves changing color to those coral, red and orange colors so familiar with Fall. However, what type of card did I make? A Halloween card.

I found this cute circle card in the Silhouette store and of course I had to make it. The file cut as is makes a 5 1/2" round card. My base layer is the light gray, then I cut the scallop out of black, the circle out of the light gray and the top layer out of black. Once I had the card put together, it just screamed that it needed a little pizazz. So, I added some Firefly Stickles glitter to the bats eyes. Once that dried and then added some Glossy Accents to add some dimension to the eyes.

Next came the sentiment. I chose the "You put a spell on me" sentiment from the CardzTV stamp set "Trick or Treat". I stamped the sentiment in some tangerine ink on the gray paper. I used some Black Soot distress ink to ink around the edges of the sentiment after I rounded the corners. Next, to jazz it up a bit more, I used some Times Square Glimmer Glam and brushed it over the whole sentiment. The Glimmer Glam added some sparkle and shine but also helped the sentiment square look a little spookier and distressed. Finally to finish the card, I added some Cantaloupe Liquid Pearls to each of the big scallops.

I hope you are having a great Labor Day weekend! Come back and visit again.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Cutie Patootie- Gifts for a Newborn Baby Girl

Wow it has been a while since I have had time to make some projects to post on my blog! Work and life the to big roadblocks for crafting time.

I finally had a chance to spend some time crafting this past weekend. A good friend of mine from work recently became a grandma for the first time to a sweet and adorable baby girl. So this is what I made for her.

I used some dark pink Heat Transfer Vinyl and cut the words Cutie Patootie out and ironed them on to the front of this adorable floral onesie.

Of course I had to a card as well. I found this adorable blackboard a-frame blackboard card in the Silhouette store. The card fits in an A-2 perfectly. I made a couple of modifications to the card. I added some button brads to each corner. I stamped my sentiment with some Colorbox white pigment ink.

Finally I made a little gift box to put the onesie in. I cut the base of the box out of white card stock. I then cut the decorative patterned paper layers out of some patterned paper from a K & Company paper pack that I have had for several years. I thought it turned out adorable and loved the look of the card.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Grillin' and Chillin'

I found this cute little Print and Cut cow BBQ Chef in the Silhouette store. As soon as I saw it, I knew the perfect sentiment!

My card base is Kraft card stock cut and scored to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base. I added an aqua mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4". My yellow mat is cut at 3 3/4" X 5". I used some Glimmer Glaze n Oil Slick to paint the tongs. I also used some Twinkling H2O in Persimmon and Mango to add some shimmer to the BBQ Fire.

My image is applied with some foam tape. The sentiment is from CardzTV Stamp set Summer Fun!

Lot's of great sentiments for you summertime cards!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Just Add Water

Here is a quick card I put together the other day. The card was designed around the sentiment. The sentiment is from the CardzTV stamp set A Day at the Beach.I thought it was such a cute saying so set out to make a card that fit. I found this little turtle in the Silhouette store. He is a print and cut image.  The card base is white card stock cut and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" Portrait style card. The patterned papers were from my stash and went perfectly with the turtle. The turtle is adhered with some foam squares. I added some glossy accents to his sunglasses to make the lenses look more like glass. My sentiment is stamped with some Memento Teal Zeal ink.  I decided to stamp my sentiment at an angle that went with the diagonal stripes on the paper. Just thought it added a fun tough to the card. To finish the card I added 3 buttons down the right side.

Be sure to head on over to Cutters Creek to stock up on your crafting supplies. The store is closing and everything is 50% off and Kim is randomly sending surprise little extras with orders so don't miss out.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

My VERY First Scrapbook Page

I am so excited. I just completed my very first scrapbook page ever! I did have help, Kim from Cutters Creek helped me with some ideas and suggestions. But I am so proud of myself! Let me know what you think?

Bet you can't guess who the star of the page is??? Yep, my grandson Aiden. There was a professional photographer at the hospital to take pictures of the new families and this is two of them that she took. I used my Perfect Layers mini rulers to create a 1/8" black mat around each photo. I found the Little Man cut in the Silhouette store. Aiden's name is just a font that I had on my computer. I used the offset feature in my Silhouette software to create an offset shadow for his name. I added the paper ribbon using the dark turquoise and some patterned paper. I just love these two photo's so much I didn't want the page too busy (and after all it was my first attempt). But I am so happy how it turned out.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Makin' Waves

Today I have a fun summer card for you! The image is an SVG file that I cut with my Silhouette. I cut him about 5" wide. My card base is white card stock folded to make a 5" X 6" card base. I added a black mat cut at 4 3/4" X 5 3/4".  My patterned paper is from my stash. The blue is cut at 4 1/2" X 5 1/2". The reverse side of the blue wave paper is the brown patterned paper. I took a strip of the brown pattern paper and tore it and then cut it to 4 3/4". I then inked the paper with some Tea Dye Distress Ink. For his glass, I added a coat of Glossy Accents to it. I then added some Stampendous Mica Pearlized fragments so his drink had some ice cubes in it. I also sprinkled some Distress Glitter in Rock Candy on the wet Glossy Accents. Once it dried I added a second coat to add some additional dimension to the glass. To add the look of sea spray I added some of the Stampendous Frantage Embossing Powder in Shabby Blue. I stamped my sentiment in some Memento Tuxedo Black ink. To finish my card I added some rhinestones and a small shell from my stash. To attach my surfer penguin I used an Action Wobble so he could "surf".
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