Monday, June 27, 2016

Layered Butterfly

Good Monday Morning! 
Back on the Dies R Us Blog again, to share another butterfly card with you.
I die cut the Small Lace Butterfly With Angel Wing die, by Cheery Lynn out of Core'dinations Glamorous Glitter Paper.  Man, is this butterfly gorgeous.....and it is anything but small.  It measures 2  3/8 x 3  3/4.  BIG.  BOLD.  BEAUTIFUL.  The lacy details are remarkable!  I also used the Angel Wing die.  This thing is so clever!  It's really only 'half' a die.  Which cuts down on your cost, what's not to love about that!!!
You just fold your card stock in half and line the end of the die up to the fold line, cut and wha la, a beautiful full sized die cut butterfly to back on to your beautiful full sized lacy butterfly die cut.  CLEVER!!!
After layering my lacy butterfly cuts I thought it would be interesting to cut another, totally different shaped butterfly from some Designer Paper, and layer that on top!  I cut one butterfly from the Butterfly Set #2 by our very own product line, Dies R Us Dies, from a very thick card stock that I have in my stash and then Designer Paper, adhering the 2.  This made a nice sturdy chipboard-like accent.  What do you think?  Kind of different, kind of interesting?  Kind of? 

Texture added to my Blue Raspberry card stock using a Darice Lace Doily Embossing Folder.  I also added an actual doily to place my butterfly centerpiece on.  Beneath the doily I die cut a Spellbinders Standard Circle out of Fun Foam.  This gives the card a bit more dimension and makes for a nice sturdy resting spot for my butterfly.  I decorated all around with the Dogwood Blossom Corner die by Poppy Stamps, cutting several and snipping apart, placing them where I needed them. 

Lastly I added lot of adhesive pearls in different sizes, including one as a flourish, to show the flight of my butterfly.  A strip of Designer paper on the inside to finish the card off.  I very rarely add an inside sentiment, preferring to write a heartfelt note.
Here's what I used:
Small Lace Butterfly With Angel Wing
Cheery Lynn
Butterfly Set # 2
Dies R Us
Dogwood Blossom Corner
Poppy Stamps
Thanks so much for fluttering by!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sweet Birthday

Good Morning!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at; Simon Says Monday, Patterned Paper and Simon Says Wednesday, Add Some Shine.

Using the Papertey Ink Jar And Lid die set, I created my jar to hold my strawberries.  Images and sentiment from Gina K Designs, Sweet Strawberries and Enjoy The Sunshine stamp sets.  Copic Markers for coloring.  My shine comes from the Glitter Designer Paper (the green strip) by DCWV, Glitter Basics.  

 MFT Cross Stitched Rectangles die for sentiment.  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and heart Designer Paper, I thought both would mimic the strawberry seeds, which were hi-lighted using a Black Sakura Glaze Pen.  Red and White Gingham Ribbon, Green Button and Doily for accents.  Inks in Real Red and Black Licorice.
May all of your summer days be sweet!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink June 2016 Blog Hop

Hello....once again hopping along at the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at Papertrey Ink, Blog Hop and Simon Says Wednesday, Add Some Shimmer and WOW! Embossing Powder

This piece of artwork is titled Reef.  I totally went for the sea-like vibe.

I used Fired Brick Distress Ink and Stampin' Up! Inks in Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise to create my background. I just smeared them all around using a swiping motion and a water brush.  Then using Versa Mark Ink, White Embossing Powder and stamps from Papertrey Ink's Daydreamer and Flower Favorites sets I stamped my background.  Then I decided, hey why not make a Shaker I did!  lol  

Using Spellbinder's Standard Circles I created my frame.  I always use this method for making my Shaker cards, it's so easy and Heather shows you exactly how to make them in this VIDEO.  A little Fun Foam, Scor Tape and Plastic Packaging is all you need.  I have added seed beads, glitter and sequins to make everything sparkle and shine!  I also added Wink Of Stella White Glitter Pen to all of the white embossing.....still quite difficult to see.  Grrrrr.......

Thought I would add this fun little die cut by Simon Says, Smile Circle, so cute!
Thanks for swimming by.

Friday, June 24, 2016

mmmmm coffee

One of my most favorite beverages....evaaaaah!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at; Stamp TV, Coffee, Tea, Sweets, Oh My!, Simon Says Monday, Patterned Paper and Simon Says Wednesday, Add Some Shimmer.

I used the coffee/cocoa mugs from the Gina K Designs stamp set, Season's Greetings, which were fussy cut out.  They do have snowflakes on the front of them, but I colored them over using a Copic Marker.  Then using Spellbinder's Hearts dies I layered heart die cuts in Kraft card stock over them.  Adding my shimmer to the hearts using extra fine Martha Stewart Glitter.  Talk about sparkle, shimmer and!  I also stamped the mugs on the Kraft card stock, die cut using Spellbinders Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames,  and then traced the steam using a Sakura Black Glaze Pen.

Pretty teal Designer Paper.  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder for texture.  Wink Of Stella White Pen added to the 'coffee' for a bit more shimmer.  Enamel Dots. 
Quick.  Easy. Card.
Thanks for coming by.....the coffee is always hot!

Hello Stencil


This card will be entered into the following Challenges; Papertrey Ink, Reverse Stenciling, WOW! Embossing Powder, Simon Says Monday, Patterned Paper and Simon Says Wednesday, Add Some Shimmer.

Here's Betsy's VIDEO so you can try this technique too!  I used a stencil I found in a long lost stash of them, kind of all flourishy.  Inks in Wisteria Wonder and Melon Mambo.  Papertrey Ink's Swoosh stamp set used, heat embossed in Black on to a Vellum strip.

Designer Paper layered on to lilac card stock using MFT's Bracket Edge Duo dies.  Pink Rhinestones for accent and Wink Of Stella Clear Pen for shimmer.....which is super difficult to see.  No matter what angle I photographed it.

I did paint the WOS on to each little flourish swirl.  Totally sparkles in real life.
Thanks for popping by.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Yellow Crocus


Today's card will be entered into the Challenges at Simon Says Monday, Patterned Paper and Simon Says Wednesday, Animal Magic.

Technically there are still a few hours left of Spring, hence my crocus card.  Summer arrives at 6:34 p.m.  :)   I used the Gina K Designs stamp sets; Signs Of Spring and Stately Flowers 8.  Images colored with Copic Markers.  MFT Bracket Edge Duo die and an EK Success Butterfly Trio punch--layered in blue and green card stock and Vellum.  Sentiment stamped in Black Licorice Hybrid ink. 

Sheer Yellow Organdy Ribbon, Adhesive Rhinestones in Yellow and Turquoise for accents.  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.  Vellum.  Wink Of Stella Clear Pen.
Just a fun card to color and make. 
Thanks so much for coming by!
Happy Summer Solstice.....almost.....enjoy the longest day of the year.  And if you want to know more about the Solstice Read Here.


Good Monday Morning! 
On the Dies R Us Blog today to show you a quick and easy card using only ONE die set. 
When buying dies I always look for the biggest bang for my buck!  And this fantastic set from our very own product line, Dies R Us Dies, fits the bill! 
Only using the Butterfly Set #2  I was able to create this pretty little card!
The set contains 5 different butterfly dies.....FIVE!!!  Now that's A LOT of bang for my buck!  I die cut 4 of the different butterflies in 4 different black and white Designer Papers.  In white card stock, the base panel, I cut the same butterfly dies (saving for a future project).  I layered the white over a pretty pink card stock, which I sent through a Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.  This just adds a bit more interest and texture.  Then I lined up my pretty Designer Paper butterflies accordingly, to match up to the pink silhouettes.

My sentiment from Gina K Designs, Master Butterfly, was stamped in Black Licorice Hybrid ink on to a Vellum strip, which has been layered twice, so you can actually read it, but allows you to still see the pretty butterflies beneath.  The inside bottom left corner is an inlaid pink butterfly die cut.  This just finishes off the card nicely while still leaving plenty of room for a handwritten note.  4 pink Sequins as accents.
I will also be entering this card in the Challenge at Simon Says Wednesday, Animal Magic.
Here's the one and only die set I used!
Butterfly Set #2
Dies R Us
Thanks so much for stopping by!