Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Flowers Everywhere

Spring is in the air. Flowers are blooming at my house. I just can't stop making flowers lately. I have had so much fun trying different techniques I've seen on several blogs. I cased the pansy flower card that Mary Jo Price-Williams displayed on her blog. I will use it as a birthday card for a friend who really likes pansies. I used the SU Butterfly Punch to creat each flower (2 butterflies needed for each flower) punched out of Shimmery White CS. Spritz the butterflies with water. Load the edges of a small paint brush with any color reinker, I used Elegant Eggplant and go around the edges letting the reinker trickle down the petal of the flower. Set aside to dry. I sponged So Saffron ink ever so lightly over each flower and placed a So Saffron brad in the center.
For the base of the card I used SU CS Elegant Eggplant,and matted it with Whisper White and So Saffron (embossed) tearing the bottom edges ever so slightly). For the leaves I picked SU CS Certainly Celery and used the Five Petal Flower punch. Once punched I ran the flowers through the crimper to add texture to the leaves.

For the roses I copied the receipe found on the Creations on Paper website.Three flowers are punched using the XL Fancy Flower punch of your favorite color CS that has been run through the crimper and flatten out with a bone folder. I used Tempting Tourquiose and So Saffron . I than spritzed them with water.I cut them as directed, glued, sniped the ends and curled the edges outward. I started by gluing the tip of the center petal and sliped this into the 2 petal cone, followed this using the 3 petal cone until all parts are together and you have a flower. Leaves can be added.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Flower Card

I used the tutorial created by Lisa Freeman to create this card. The flower was much easier than I thought it would be.I used CS Not Quite Navy, Kraft, Very Vanilla and paper from the DSP Bella Bleu collection. The stamp set Vintage Vogue, Kraft Taffeta ribbon, and Not Quite Navy ink were used to complete the card.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Chalkboard Technique

I CASED this card from Lynn Starzl.I first stamped with SU Craft Whisper White using the Inspired By Nature stamp set onto SU Basic Black CS.I let it air dry and than used Stampin" Pastels to color in the image. I used the SU Scallop Trim Border punch on Summer Sun CS to trim. I ran a piece of Lovely Lilac CS through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder.I attached this to a card base of Confetti Cream CS.To complete I embossed butterflies of Summer Sun and Lovely Lilac using the Beautiful Wings embossilit die.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Masculine card

I wanted to work with DSP that I had not played with in a while so...Bella Bleu and To the Nines came to mind. Using Sahara Sand CS as the card base I placed Brown Polka Dotted (To the Nines)CS and then matted the stamped Asian Aristry design (Hostess Set)with CS from the Bella Bleu collection. The lower right corner was decorated using both DSPs punched with the Photo Corners punch. Colors used to stamp the design on Confetti White CS were SU Sage Shadow and Pretty In Pink.I left the sediment off since it could be used for any occassion and could be a guy card.