Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sunflowers - Pink and Main

Good Morning!

I hope you all have had a great week!  And I am praying that the new week coming will be even better.  I used two sweet sets for the card I made this week.  The sets are Add a Smile for the sentiment and Sunflowers for the images.  Both of course are from Pink and Main stamps and dies.

Here are my design steps:

  1. Use a white A2 card base then cut a slightly smaller piece of kraft card stock.  For the striped paper you cut it even slightly smaller then the kraft card stock. (All card stock Recollections)
  2. Glue the striped paper to the kraft card stock but do not glue to the front of the card yet
  3. Use a photo corner punch (EK Success) to create the kraft corners and glue to the card 
  4. Cut a strip of orange card stock 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 and a strip of Kraft card stock 2 3/4 x 4 to layer it on.  Run the orange strip through the embossing folder swiss dots and mount to the kraft strip
  5. Glue to striped paper add the ribbon then glue the striped panel to the front of the white card
  6. Cut a 3 x 3 1/2 piece of white card stock and run through swiss dots embossing folder.  Cut a 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 piece of kraft card stock and mount the white piece to it
  7. Use the the wavy stitched die cut to make the grass (Pink and Main) and glue entire panel to card
  8. Stamp and color the images (Sunflowers Pink and Main) with copics: E31, 33, 34, 35, 50 - Y15, 35, 38 - YG23, 25, 63
  9. Die cut out the images use pop dots and add to panel as shown.  Stamp the sentiment (Pink and Main Add a Smile) in brown ink (Memento Cocoa) layer with orange and add to card.  Add pearls in corner to complete!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, September 16, 2016

Tickled Pink - Pink and Main

Good Morning to All!

I can't wait to share a new release set from Pink and Main!  And this is just one of a number of new release sets with matching dies! The set is called Oh Deer!

Design Steps:

  1. Use a red A2 card base (Recollections) and cover with slightly smaller DP (DCWV)
  2. Cut a 2 1/2 x 4 inch strip of dark green cardstock and run through a Big Kick using an embossing folder (Life Style Crafts) glue to the center of the card
  3. Cut a strip of white card stock 1 3/4 x 4 1/2 and stamp with pink snowflakes and the sentiment in black(Oh Deer Pink and Main)
  4. Cut a strip of red card stock 1 3/4 x 4 3/4 and a strip of silver glitter paper 1 3/4 x 5 arrange as shown and glue to card
  5. Stamp 2 flamings and then stamp one going in the opposite directions.  Color with copics YG95, 99 - YR21 - RV21, 11, 27, 37
  6. Use matching dies to cut out the 2 birds then hand cut out the opposite direction bird. Pop dot to the card as shown.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Make a Splash

Good Afternoon!

I am participating in the House Mouse Challenge this week and the challenge is to make a card with water somewhere on it!

This is the card I made for the challenge

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you can join in on the fun challenge!


Music in Life

Good Afternoon!

The card I made is for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge!  The challenge is to use dry or wet embossing so I choose to use wet.  I used embossing paste on my card.  I used a stencil and applied the paste over the stencil.  The Cricut cut is the two violins from the cartridge Quarter Note.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Talk Nerdy! - Pink and Main

Good Morning!

My niece is a teacher following in her aunts tradition! And she went back to school a few days ago so I made her this card to wish her a happy year!  She is going to need it because she teaches Middle School!!

My Design Steps:

  1. Use a black A2 card stock base.  Cut the designer paper slightly smaller then the base and glue to card front
  2. Cut a 5 1/4 x 3 inch piece of white card stock and use the scalloped border die (Pink and Main) then run through the embossing machine (Swiss Dots Folder)
  3. Sponge yellow ink (TH Mustard) on the white embossed piece as shown add your ribbon and glue to the top half of the card
  4. Stamp the owl (Pink and Main Talk Nerdy) and color with copics: C4, 6, 8 - B0000, 000 - E31, 33, 35, 37
  5. Fussy cut out the owl and use a die cut for the frame (MFT)
  6. Pop dot the frame to the card then pop dot the owl inside of the frame

I had a great time making this for my niece!  Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Mixed Media Butterfly

Good Afternoon!

I have been experimenting with mixed media and find that I just love the end results!  Here is the card I made using embossing paste, gesso, acrylic paints and ink

Designer Steps:
  1. Use a cream A2 card base, cut a slightly smaller piece of black card stock and glue to the front
  2. Using a cross stitch die (MFT) cut the next piece using cream card stock.   With the cross stitched edges masked paint with white gesso and let dry
  3. Using inks (TH Broken Glass, Mustard, and Tattered Rose) sponge the background dry
  4. Add the white embossing paste over a stencil (TH) as shown and dry
  5. Using a hexagon die (TH) cut and ink with (TH Vintage) and glue to card front as shown
  6. Remove mask and ink edges with the Vintage also
  7. Using a Butterfly die (Memory Box) cut and ink wings color the body black
  8. Gently fold wings and glue dot to the card front
  9. Stamp sentiment ink and mat and glue to the card

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!


Lovely Leaves

Good Morning All!

Today is Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge and I am helping on the design team! Here is the sketch for today
Today's Sketch by Cathy

The card I made for the sketch

My Design steps:
  1. I used a cream colored card stock A2 card base and I cut a slightly smaller piece of DP (Recollections) and glued it to the front
  2. Cut a 2 1/2 x 4 strip of the yellow DP (Recollection) and glue to the center of the card
  3. Cut a 1 inch strip (Recollections) and glue it to the center of the yellow DP
  4. Cut a piece of cream colored card stock 3 x 4 1/2 and run through cuddlebug embossing folder
  5. Ink the edges (TH Vintage) and glue to the center of the card
  6. Cut out all the die cuts (IO leaves and wheat) (Memory Box Branch) (Pink and Main Thanks)(SU card stock, Artichoke, Saffron, Expresso and Old Olive) (Gold card stock for thanks)
  7. Ink the leaves (TH) and use Gelli Roll Sakura Clear Star on the leaf veins
  8. Glue the cluster of leaves down putting the branch and wheat down first
  9. Add Button and gold embroider thread
Thanks for stopping by!