Friday, April 11, 2014

It's spring...time for Butterflies!

I used the same lovely butterfly from Impression Obsession again on this week's card. 

I am loving working with that die.  It cuts beautifully, the two layers line up perfectly (well, as good as my old eyes work anyway!).    The circle is cut with a Spellbinders circle...use your choice of size.

White and black cardstock
The golden brown is the reverse side of the Glitz designer paper I've been using for the last couple of cards, the Chevron is Hippity Hoppity paper from Echo Park...and is mounted directly to the card front.
The bow is tied around the top cardstock layer only...from the circle to the edge.  It is crinkly paper ribbon from May Arts that looks like rope until you fan it out...CAREFULLY!  Ask me how I know!
Pearls are Zva Creative

Friday, April 4, 2014

Here's that Glitz paper again...

So, I said that I would show you the "front" of that lovely Glitz patterned paper that I used to make the flourish on the butterfly last week.  This card uses it. 

The color is actually in a gradient from light to dark on the paper...just gorgeous!
The die is a Die-Namics die from My Favorite Things, called Fancy flourish.  The tips of the swirls are accented with pearls from Zva.  And the ribbon is a luscious wide silk-look ribbon from May Arts.  All supplies are from A Stamp N Place in Loveland, CO.
Hope you enjoy this simple, but elegant card.  Have a great week and I'll have more for you next Friday. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Design Team Butterfly

Terri (from A Scrap N Place) invited me to participate in her design team again...and of course I said "sure!".  She provided these two lovely dies.

The first is a yummy two-part butterfly die from Impression Obsession.
I've been searching for a butterfly...any kind works...but this one is just lovely.  The two parts to the die are the whole butterfly background, red in this instance, and the detail-cut upper layer, which I did in black.  The butterfly is popped up on dimensionals.
The second die is the Die-namics Fancy Flourish.  It's cut out of the back side of a Glitz Design patterned paper.  I'll show you the front side next week.  The chevron paper is Echo Park Hippity Hoppity.  There's cute bunny silhouettes on the reverse.
Cardstock in White, Red, Black
Designer papers from Echo Park and Glitz Design
Dies from Impression Obsession and Die-namics
Pearls are Zva Creative
Greeting from Stampin' Up

Monday, October 28, 2013

Poinsettia for Christmas

Here's my latest creation for the Bling Girls Design Team...

This is the Spellbinders Poinsettia Die and a collection of May Arts Ribbons, all of which are available at A Scrap N Place, in Loveland.

I didn't go watch Kittie's tutorial before I made this flower, and if I had, I probably would have put more shape in the petals.  But it has a good amount of thickness.  I'd want to use a dimensional envelope if I was going to mail it.

Cardstock in vanilla, red, green
Patterned paper from Authentique (Diverse)
Ribbons and trims from May Arts, along with Rhinestones for the flower center.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A "flocked" tree!

Years ago, when my hubby first started working at the nursery where he has worked for almost 40 years now, they would do flocked pine trees for Christmas.  They came in white flock...and...are you sitting down? flock and blue flock.  They even set them up with rotating strobe lights.  If you remember those days, then you're as old as me!

But I have to admit that the white ones were okay.

Now, I wasn't thinking of them when I designed this card...I just thought of them now, when I was getting ready to do this post. 

I like using white on a color, and I thought I'd try a white diecut on a color this time.  And this is for the Bling Girls...

This was fun to make.  This is the 3rd or 4th time to use this die, and this time I wanted to see if embossing the tree in the green paper helped for placement.  It does.  But the embossing needs to be done very lightly or the paper creases.

Cardstock: Ivory, Green
Designer Paper: Making Memories Twinkle
Die: Impression Obsession Merry Tree
Accessories: Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Star Punch, Iridescent Embossing powder.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Another Bling Girls Project

It's Monday again!  I just can't believe how fast Mondays come around...and Fridays...and...  I think it's a sign of "advanced maturation"!  LOL!

Here's my next project for A Scrap N Place.  I just love the and vanilla always win in my mind.  I used only a portion of my Impression Obsession Merry Tree die, did some distressing on the edges of the layers, layered some ribbons, added some punched branches...but not too many...and some rhinestones. 
Cardstock: Red, vanilla, artichoke green
Designer paper: Making Memories Twinkle
Ribbons from May Arts
Die from Impression Obsession
Punch for the branches from Martha Stewart