Saturday, June 29, 2013

Peachy Paint Chips

Hi friends!

Bruce brought home some paint chips from where he works, so I tried to make a CAS card with one of them (LOL), not.

The circles and butterflies are darker peach (bottom), medium peach (center), lightest peach (top). I used Dried Marigold Distress Ink to sponge around everything. The background is a JustRite stamp "Elegant Fronds." The sentiment and little stamped butterflies are from Theresa Momber's sets, "Mountain Wilderness" {I LOVE VERTICAL SENTIMENTS!!!}, and "Sending Sunshine" which has two tiny butterfly stamps in it.

I cut out 3 smaller circles from an embossed white card to place on top of the peach circles. Then distressed the edges of the layer, used a Fiskar's corner punch on two corners of the same layer, and added rhinestones to butterflies and one corner. Touched up the butterflies and circles with Perfect Pearls pearl with water. I do like shimmer and sparkle!

It's so very hard for me to do CAS anything. So, it turned out more shabby chic :D  The inside top flap is stamped with same background stamp in same ink, with two small butterflies on the main inner layer.

Thank you for stopping by to peek!

Thank you for coming by!!!!

Friday, June 21, 2013


Hello, everyone!

I would like to thank Laurie Morris at StampTV and Outlawz for showing how to make hydrangeas out of the heart paper punch, I just sponged some colors onto the petals and glued together, pinching and using a stylus to make them have some dimension. Finally, I painted a sheen of water mixed with Perfect Pearls silver.

Here is Laurie's Hydrangea Tutorial on YouTube

Entered into: Through the Craftroom Door

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A "Golden Hello"

{The recipe follows after photograph}
I cut two die cut layers from white card stock. I used VersaMark to stamp the small flower from "Grand Sentiments" all over the main panel, sprinkled with Gold embossing powder and then heat until shiny.

I colored in all the flowers with some Copic markers from the tan group. Cut the oval out of tan card, popped up with two layers of adhesive foam dots, added four small pearls. Cut the white oval, sponged inside then stamped with Hello and curly horse shoe kind of design, both from "Lace Medallion Labels" and added the six tax rhinestones. Used double layer adhesive pop dots under the white oval.

I took some gold shiny tulle, laced it through the sides of the deco label, and tied a bow. I spread the bow into a circle shape.

Cut three round layers out of white card, sprayed it with water and scrunched up tightly and let dry. Opened, sponged with tan colors, painted edges with gold. Added large gold brad to center and made into flower. Glued onto tulle flower.

Used three premade paper flowers, and after coloring and painting with gold, placing them to upper right of focal image. Painted gold into centers of all background flowers.

Final step: Cut scallop, and applied two layers of gold embossing powder, heat set. Placed just under gold tulle to meet the Flourish Challenge this week :)

Entered into:    JustRite Challenge #099
                       Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #225
                      Through the Craftroom Door

It took me three days to make this. I can only do so much at a time.
Thank you SO MUCH for looking!


Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, Opulent Ovals, Classic Oval and Scalloped Borders Dies
EK Success 2-1/4" scallop punch
Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury 80# white card stock
Stamps by JustRite Stamps
Bazzill tan card stock
PSX detail gold embossing powder
VersaMark embossing pad
Perfect Pearls gold, silver
Memento VersaMagic inks in Pixi Dust, Sahara Sand, Toffee Crunch & Brilliant Galaxy Gold
Copics, Cropadile, Brad, pearls, rhinestones, tulle, three small paper roses


Monday, June 10, 2013

CAS hexagon shaped paper punches

Well, {stretching fingers} I've been doing some online shopping & I have a new toy - a Stampin' Up hexagon paper punch (feeling giddy). So, after punching out shapes from a paper pack from Basic Grey, I made some simple cards. I used JustRight stamps for sentiments and borders, and a Hero Arts bumble bee stamp with a dab of Glossy Accents on his wings, then some adhesive pop dots behind the hex shapes for dimension. I placed a few sparkles behind the bee for his sparkle trail.

The last honeycomb type card has a double stitched tan ribbon (Gina K Designs), lavender pearls, a pierced label and Swiss Dot embossed panel (sorry I got the date stamp on that one). Thank you Beate Johns - I watched your video on SCS for the piercing around an oval or other shape technique you shared!

There is a simple sweet bee stamped and colored on the insides and backs of the cards.

Hope you try it -- it really is so much fun!

Thank you so much for coming by ♥