Wednesday, August 29, 2018

TWO OF A KIND



These two cards were made as a result of pressing the leaves between 2 panels of cardstock or watercolor paper, placing both panels in a folded  piece of typing paper and running it through the die cut machine. I then cut each panel using a stitched die.

Next, I added the greeting and glued the panel to some fun foam to keep the warping to a minimum.  The only embellishments I used for this card were the three tiny pearls.

You can do this with any green leaf that is still moist.  The chlorophyll in the leaf acts as a natural ink that is transferred to the paper "sandwich" giving you two prints at a time.   Try it--it's fun!

Monday, August 13, 2018

TWO OUT OF THREE


Jennifer McGuire inspired me to try "having fun" with water coloring, so I used the three roses from the SSS "Beautiful Flowers" stamp set.  I clear embossed them, coated them with water, and added Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade, then fussy cut them and mounted them over some green leaves.

It was sort of fun, but I still don't have it down when it comes to using water colors.  To "pep" this card up a bit, I added the dsp strip on the side, the copper thread and the tiny tag.  After I took the picture, I also added a few sequins.


For card #2 I used the third rose, the leftover leaves and a few gold sequins.  Both cards will make good summer notes since I already have quite a few birthday cards made.  I'll be moving on to Christmas cards soon!


Friday, August 10, 2018

FEMININE WINDOW CARD



This was sooo easy to make!  It's hard to see the depth of the window here, but it's mounted over the embossed piece with dimensionals.

The flowers are punched and the centers brushed with white WOS.  (Did you know it comes in white?)  The pearls were added to the centers, and the flowers are mounted with one on the top, one attached to the back of the green cs, and the 3rd one attached to the white cs beneath; so they're on three different levels.

The butterfly is sponged lightly with Marmalade Distress Ink and mounted with glue dots.

I like the scalloped edges peeking out from beneath the green cs.  That die should get used more often!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

PAPER ROSES





I CASEd this from a few cards on Pinterest that used the SU die set.  I'm not sure I really like the open-ness of the flowers.  I finally settled on this arrangement.

For embellishment, I used the leaf sprig from the same die set and added matching pearls.  They matched the pearlised cardstock perfectly.

This will make a handy note card for someone who needs a lift.  It's good to have these on hand.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

PAPER PLAYERS--Humor



This was an easy card to make with the Sizzix die set.  However, it was tough getting it through the machine having two layers plus the die to cut.  I was a little nervous that it might break the machine, so I don't think I'll use this set again.  Thankfully, it was borrowed; and I'm glad I got to try it.

The die set includes one for the sprinkles, but I chose to use the stick-on dots from my stash--much easier thank cutting, coloring and gluing paper ones. 

This cupcake/food group stamp is just one of many humorous ones in my stash.  I love to make cards that will make someone laugh.


Paper Players are HERE.

Monday, August 6, 2018

FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY BIRTHDAY



Today is the first day I've used this tag die (using scraps, of course.)  I started by cutting the whole die in white.  Next, I cut the top part from green cs, and again the light blue; then I glued the leaves and birds on top of the white.

After stamping the verse and sponging the edges with the same Distress Oxide ink, I tied the silver cord around the tag and mounted it on the card front.

This is one of those cards that looks better IRL!