Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pyramage Revisited

Hello, I went back and tried the Pyramage technique again with a twist. Since I wasn't real pleased with all of the white around the focal image and the cards looked flat to me. LoL So here is my revised version of Pyramage which I am submitting to Joan's Gardens Challenge #7. The challenge criteria: use lots of layers; pink and white; dimensional flower(s); use an oval and a rectangle.

A dreary, cloudy, rainy day in Central FL (cancelled the 500!) so forgive low light pics.  Below is a close up to really show the layers and the embossing on the ovals with a bit of distressing ink.

Bazzill cardstock; spellbinders (scalloped ovals and fancy tags 2); memenot ink; stamps (HC posies and TH Stampers Anonymous book cover large); ranger liquid pearls(pearl and rouge); ef (swiss dots)


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Another sneak peek.....

Hmm, now what's she up to?

This is part of a project I'm working on for upcoming county fair.



Something new to try - Pyramage. I've never heard of it before seeing it on Dar's Crafty Creations  blog. You can also see a tutorial on Riette's blog, Red's Card Corner. So the following cards are my attempt at it.

The rose was a little flat and dull looking so I covered it in Glossy Accents after I had attached to the card. I like the way the edges of the rose curled up. And I love the Tim Holtz background stamp which is one of his book cover stamps.

Would you believe I do not have many butterflies in my collection of stamps? This small one was the only one that I thought would work for this techinque.

My little butterfly turned out nice. I added some crystal stickles to the spots on his wings for a bit of shine.

This is a very different technique and it is easy peasy, just not sure if I like all of the white surrounding the focal image. I may experiment with this some more using different shapes instead of the ovals and larger stamps. Stay tuned.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lattice & Lace

My second post for today.

I saw a card quite awhile ago by Becca of Amazing Paper Grace , where she mitered the corners of the Garden Trellis punch. Though her lattice did not turn the corner as mine does. I like that the scallop turns the corner! The lace flower was made using Peel N Stick Thermo Web; while I waited for my glubbers from Joan's Gardens. I punched a scalloped circle from the Peel N Stick, gathered and adhered my lace spiraling in to the center. I hot glued a resin dancing cameo in the center for a focal point. Adhered the flower to a pink dp scalloped circle then to the latticed card base. This is a 5.5" x 5.5" card. The recipient was thrilled with this valentine. Yes, that's 2 valentine's from me this year. Oh wait make that 3 valentine's counting the Hearts a Flutter card. I'm done. LOL


Valentine revealed

Hello everyone, A few weeks ago I posted a sneak peek during the height of the CHA sneak peeks, well,  here is the full reveal of that card.

I used a new Tim Holtz paper called Kraft Resist. It's going to be a lot of fun to work with, however, it doesn't photograph very well. You'll notice a bit of the resist pattern on the left side of the card. The swirly design did not show up at all. (bummer) Anyway, I embossed the sunflowers using the spellbinders dies. Left the dies in place to add color but didn't like the way it was going so I removed the dies and just free-handed the color using a small finger dauber. The flower centers are covered in bark flower soft. The sentiment is one of the two valentine's stamps I own. lol  Several wrappings of twine hold the sentiment label in place. This card has been sent to a very close friend, whose become like my younger sister and she loves anything TH or distressed! Hope she enjoys her Valentine's Day card.
If you celebrate Valentine's Day I hope you had a good day.


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Floral fancy fold

Hi everyone, hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
It's 80 degrees here in Central FL today, Love it!!
I was so enamored of this napkin fold card I made two of them. Actually, this was the first one I folded and started punching the edges with the Martha Stewart double arches punch around the page must be careful of the thickness of the card stock one chooses...LOL! Took awhile to finish the edges, so I switched and worked on the Hearts a Flutter card.  Again, I've taken several pics to try to show the various layers and elements of this type of card. All that's left is to add a sentiment and mail to some lucky person.

 (partial open)

The blue triangles were embossed and lightly brushed with cement Versafine ink.

 (full open)

The inside panels were faux stitched using the Cutterbee Bug and a black Micron pen.


And finally, a close up of the flowers. The metal ones are made out of a thin sheet of tin inked with copper StayzOn, music was stamped with Iris StayzOn. The top right flower was inked with Rusty Hinge distress ink, sprayed with copper Liquid Pearls Mists and Sunflower Mists, then the edges were distressed with a bit of vintage photo. The leaves and brackets are: Bella Rose and a fern punch.

You can find the tutorial links for this napkin fold card on my Hearts a Flutter post, here.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Joan's Gardens challenge #3

This'll be a quick post so I can just get this in to Joan's Gardens challenge #3.
■Create a 4.25" x 5 1/2" birthday card

■Colors to use are Pink, green and some purple
■Include some distressed edges
■Add piercing
I used my new clover stamp and die from ODBD. Love this little stamp.
That's it from me tonight. Oh supply list is two posts below.