Monday, June 30, 2014

Fourth of July Week

Are you getting ready for the Independence Day weekend beginning Friday this week? Since the fourth is on Friday, I'm sure folks will be celebrating all weekend long, with family and friends. I decided to make a few patriotic decorations and cards to share with you this week!

The first item is an A2 sized card that celebrates the 4th with a flag patterned heart.  I started by cutting a top opening A2 size card from Neenah white card stock and a background for it with some shimmer sparkle Star Metallic Holographic paper I had.  I then cut a frame and title strip from the Spellbinder's Valiant Honor Card Creator die set.

The heart was cut from the Patriotic Flag Heart die from Frantic Stamper. I cut it in white, then colored it in with Copic Markers, then adhered it to another sheet of Neenah White stock for backing, and then fussy cut around the edges.  The letters were cut from a Sizzlets Alphabet set from Navy Blue card stock, and the number "4" from a Die-Namics Number Die and Glittered foil paper. The layers were attached with foam tape for dimension, and then Baby Pearls applied for a little bling. The Baby Pearls were from Want2Scrap, sold at the Classy Cards 'N Such Online Store . Classy Cards also sells Spellbinders Dies, but if Beverly doesn't have the set you are looking for, she will happily special order it for you!

I hope you will join me in participating in this challenge, they are so much fun, and if you win, you get 
FREE goodies to boot!  Stop by and check out the requirements, and then create some beautiful cards!  Most of all, Have a lot of FUN while doing so!  See you again soon,

Monday, June 16, 2014

Our Family Stay-cation . . . Boring!

Greetings All!  Summer is here, and vacations are on the rise.  Here is a card to celebrate "staying at home" instead of "hitting the road" this year!

A friend of mine had to inform her kids today, that there would be no vacation trip this year, and they would have to enjoy staying home this summer!  Of course, the reply was "Boring"!  School has only been out less than a week, and they are already bored silly.

To start, I used a precut A2 size card and attached a piece of patterned paper to it.  I stamped this image, one of Janie's Girls from Hot Off the Press on X-press blending card and colored it in with my Copic markers. I then stamped the plumeria flowers from the Tropicals flower stamp from Stampendous, and trimmed along one edge. These were also colored with Copics. I fussy cut around both the girl stamp and flowers, and then mounted them to the background with foam adhesive tape. Before attaching the girl's image to the floral background, I attached a square of vellum that I embossed in my Stripes Embossing Folder by running through my Cuttlebug machine. It diffused the bright flowers from the background, so the girl's image could more readily be seen.  I then stamped the saying from one of Winnie & Walter's new stamp sets, "The Big, the Bold, and Fun" stamp set.

After I finished this card, and was writing this post, I decided the plumeria needed a tiny pearl in the center of each flower.

I hope you all have a wonderful week. I took off a little time last week to work on some "special" projects, and to celebrate my birthday on Wednesday. I am now back on track and will visit again with you soon. 
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Wedding Arch

June is the month a lot of couples get married. I found this birdcage die in my stash, and it looked like a Wedding Archway.  It had lots of details at the top, although I covered some of them with flowers, greenery, a ribbon, and butterfly. The birdcage die also came with the die for the tiny bird, which I punched twice to make a pair of lovebirds.

The card itself is made from the Neenah metallic white/gold card stock cut to an A2 size greeting card.  The background paper I used was the Silver Metallic card stock embossed with a  Swirl Frame embossing folder from Mpress and Nellie Snellen.  These items were all available from the Classy Cards 'N Such Online Store.  Their card challenge for this week is Wedding- Challenge #35.

After embossing the swirl frame on the silver stock, I used a rub-on from Autumn Leaves.  For the embellishment I cut the large birdcage from Xpress Blending stock, and trimmed of the bottom of the cage to leave just the legs. I then applied Silver Stickles glitter glue on the die.  While the Stickles was drying, I tied the white satin bow, die cut several sets of Distinctively Dies leaf set, and made 3 tiny folded roses from crinkle white paper ribbon.  The clear acetate butterfly was a die cut from Hot Off the Press.  When the glitter was dry, I mounted the birdcage to the silver background with Joy! tiny foam squares to give it dimension, then glued the bow to the cage and added the leaves and flowers. The final step was to glue the butterfly to the arrangement, and add the two "lovebirds" to the bottom of the card with foam tape.

I am adding this card to the Weekly Challenge #35 at Classy Cards 'N Such.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and the warm summer weather. Until next week, take care.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mindy's Wedding

Probably the only way I will ever be seen in a wedding gown, is through this Julie Nutting Prima Doll Stamp named Mindy! So here is my version of Mindy's Wedding!

The theme this week at the Classy Cards 'N Such Weekly Challenge #35 is Wedding.  Last year when the Prima Doll stamps came out, I did a card with a full length bridal gown on one of the dolls, and it has shown up on Pintrest so many times, I cannot count.  This year when one of the Prima Dolls came out with my name, and this challenge came up, I knew I had to put her in a wedding dress.

I started out by cutting an A2 size card base from Stardream Punch metallic card stock. I then used the Heartwood plastic stencil from Memory Box and applied a layer of Translucent Embossing paste from Dreamweaver Stencils on the pink card stock.  Before it was completely dry, I used my gold Perfect Pearls and brushed on a layer of the gold powder for the background. I also attached an embossed border around the edge, and some antique and white lace down one side of the card.

For the doll, I stamped the Prima stamp on a light colored printed paper and cut out the doll along with an extra layer of the short dress.  Between the layers of the dress, I gathered a length of the heavy antique lace and glued it down to the card base.  I colored her hair and skin with Copic markers, and then added tiny adhesive pearls to the headband, necklace and earrings.  I completed the doll with some leaves and rose tiny bouquet from Distinctively Dies and adhered them to her waist, where her hands would be.  I also attached a satin bow to the top of the card to cover where the embossed frame met the lace edging.

The Stardream Punch Metallic Card Stock and Heartwood Stencil are both available in the Classy Cards 'N Such Online Store, and I am submitting this card in their weekly challenge.

I hope you have enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it.  Have a wonderful week, and I will visit with you again soon.