Wednesday, July 31, 2013

More Dahlias

Have I mentioned before that I love these new Dahlia stamps from Heartfelt Creations??  Here is another card using the Dahlia Cluster stamp!  This time I colored the Dahlias with the Y21, Y26 and YR18 to create more of a golden color and the E41, E42 for the cream colored ones.  These Dahlias then match the background paper that I selected for this card from the Burst of Splendor paper collection.  I used a leaf spray for an added accent along with some candi and the lacy border die.  More wonderful idea on the HC blog, so be sure to check it out!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Stampendous/Dreamweaver Collaboration

It's fun in the sun time again with another collaboration between Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils!  We'll be playing together all of this week, with a fabulous hop on Friday, August 2nd, featuring a slew of amazing talent from both teams and of course...prizes!!

Two prize packages will be given away for the comments left on posts Monday - Thursday, July 29th - August 1st and one prize will be given away for comments left on the hop day, Friday, August 2nd.  Winners will be selected randomly and announced Thursday, August 8th. (Note: USA addresses only, please, due to shipping costs.)  Here's what you could win:

Stampendous Surfer and Sandcastle Kiddos, Dreamweaver Hot Air Balloon, Ice Cream Cones, Summer, Mosaic Swirls, Bird Words and Sandcastle Stencils!

Here's what I created:

Today, I am using the Encrusted Jewel Bronze set from Stampendous in both cards.  The first card, I stamped the VersaMark pad directly onto the cream card stock.  Then I sprinkled the different powders onto the inked surface.  Heat the background to melt the powders, then stamp the swirls onto the background and sprinkle with Vintage Mahogany Embossing Tinsel and heat again.  The Buck was pasted with the Black Matte Embossing Paste.  Before I removed the stencil, I sprinkle the body with the Embossing Tinsel.  I then removed the stencil and allowed the paste to dry for about 10 - 15 minutes.  Then use the heat tool to emboss the powder.  Mat the Buck onto brown card stock.  Use the X-acto knife to cut a slit above the swirl and tuck the deer into the opening.  For the second card, I stamped the Nautical Rope frame and embossed it with the Vintage Mahogany Embossing Tinsel.  I cut out the opening with an X-acto knife.  Next, I used the Dreamweaver sand castle with the Black Matte Embossing Paste.  This time I removed the stencil, then sprinkled the wet paste with the Golden Sand Embossing Powder.  I allowed the paste to dry for about 10 minutes, then heated it with the Heat tool.  The paste will puff slightly.  Then I adhered the frame over the sand castle and finished the card.

Now hop on over to the next in line.  Don't forget to leave some love for the chance to win and just 'cuz it's nice!

Monday, July 29, 2013

A little Bird...with Daffodils

This card is using the Daffodils and Bird stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I colored it with Copic Markers.  I cut out the image with and oval die and matted it with the decorative oval.  Add some of the leaves cut out with the Cheery Lynn border die.  Then add more trim with the lacy border die from Cheery Lynn Designs as well.  The embossed background was done with the Wire Fence embossing folder by Darice.  See more inspiration on the PPRS blog!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Blooming Dahlia

I love this large Blooming Dahlia stamp from Heartfelt Creations.  On the first card, I stamped the large dahlia onto decorator paper, then sponged the background with Distress Ink.  I then colored the dahlia with Copic markers to highlight the petals. For the second card, I used the same large dahlia and colored it with the V12, V15, V17 Copic Markers to match the decorator paper.  I cut out the dahlia by hand and popped it onto the card band.  This stamp has so many uses and can create very different looks to your creations.  Check out the HC blog for more inspiration this week!

Monday, July 22, 2013

It's your day to Shine!

Here is the lighthouse from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I colored it with Copic Markers.  For the background accent, I used the gauze die from Cherry Lynn Designs.  The extra embellishments are flags made from Washi Tape and strung on a line of Divine Twine.  The sentiment is stamped onto a tag that was cut out with a MFT die.  The background paper is from Heartfelt Creations and Paper Loft.  Check out the PPRS blog for more ideas today!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

S'more Summertime Cards

We were just up in Door County, Wisconsin for our annual camping trip with five other families.  This is part of our Summertime fun.  There are cherry orchards up on the peninsula and often we come home we have a pail or two of tart cherries to make into pies or jam.  I used the new Dreamweaver cherry stencil for the focus of my card.  I then pasted the image onto white card stock with white matte paste.  After the paste was dry, I placed the stencil back on the cherries and applied a layer of yellow ink.  I then used the screen to create the faux cross stitch look on the cherries and leaves.  It wasn't how I envisioned it, so I removed the screen and stenciled more of the "stitch" color on the cherries.  It was just what I wanted...a subtle hint of cross stitch!  I did add a few highlights with the Signo White Gel pen to give the cherries some dimension.  Then I embossed the Checkerboard background with the cuttlebug and the rubber mat.  Then I used the Gathered Twigs Distress Ink with a large stencil brush and did the Strie technique.  Layer all the pieces and here is my bit of Summertime!  Check out some other fabulous samples from the Design Team...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Dahlias Galore

This Burst of Splendor collection has got to be one of my favorites!  I love that you can color these blossoms different colors for a totally different effect.  The Dahlia's that I colored today were in the soft lavender/mauve colors.  The papers that coordinate with these stamps are beautiful!  Check out the Heartfelt Creations blog for more beautiful projects from the Design Team!

Monday, July 15, 2013

You Color my World

Today I am using the Scalloped Oval Clear Set from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps as my focus along with the Scalloped Oval Die.  Then to add some accents to the card, I used the Spring Poinsettia Clear Set with the matching Poinsettia Leaf Die.  Tuck in some of the olive leaves from Cheery Lynn Designs and pop up onto the Embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  Hop on over to the PPRS Blog for more inspiration today!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Tri-Fold Spring Card

We've been seeing more and more of these little bunnies in our yard this summer.  They look just as plump and cute as this Bunny with Daisy I used today from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I first cut a piece of pink card stock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  Then I used the ScorBuddy and scored at the 2 1/8" and 6 3/8" marks.  There are little dots to show where to score.  I used the Labels 1 Spellbinder die to cut first the left panel, then the right panel.  I lined up the center of the die with the card opening.  Then I cut two pieces of decorator paper 2" x 5 3/8".  I placed these two pieces on the flaps, then I placed the die over the opening and traced the outline of the die onto the decorator paper.  I removed the die and cut on the trace lines.  Now I adhered them to the front panels.  I cut a piece of white card stock 4" x 5 1/4" and adhered it to the inside of the card.  Then I stamped the bunny through the opening of the card and color it with Copic Markers.  I cut out a Blobby Flower and stamped the Blobby Flower over the die cut.  Color the flower with Copic Markers and add a candi in the center.  Cut out the olive branch die from Cheery Lynn Designs and stamp the sentiment onto a strip of white card stock to make a banner. See more beautiful samples on the PPRS blog today!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Summertime, Sparkles and S'more...

The theme for the month of July is Summertime, Sparkles and S'more.  So today I used the butterfly.  Butterflies are definitely a summertime thing.  Catching caterpillars and putting them in a jar with some twigs and leaves.  Then waiting for the caterpillar to become a beautiful butterfly.  On the card today I used some alcohol inks on acetate with some blending solution, then rubbed a piece of glossy paper over the acetate to transfer the ink onto the glossy paper.  Once the glossy paper was dry, I stamped the Petite floral Swirls from Heartfelt Creations with Staz On ink.  With the piece of acetate, I cut it down to the size I wanted.  I then cut a piece of ScorTape to the same size as the acetate and place it on the acetate.  Then I removed the liner from the tape and taped it to a piece of white card stock.  The marbling on the acetate just popped!.  Then I used black matte paste for the butterfly on the acetate.  Once this was dry, I matted it to black paper.  Be sure to see more beautiful creations from the Dream Team!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Burst of Splendor Collection

Today we are pleased to present the Burst of Splendor Collection!!

The classic leaf die is the perfect botanical addition for every project you create.  The open, classic and bold leaf stamps create depth and variety to your crafty projects.  Pick up the Dahlia Cluster, Dahlia Bouquet and Blooming Dahlia stamps to create a stunning floral masterpiece.  These background, accent and corner stamps will add a delightful classic touch to every project you create.  The Burst of Splendor paper pack is loaded with saturated greens and purples, deep greens and golds, sprinkled with colorful dahlias and clusters of wildflowers.  Brightly colored tags and journaling blocks compliment the climbing ivy and plum hues.  Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by July 16th to be eligible to win the entire collection valued at $150.00!

I wanted to show the color sampling that is in this beautiful paper pack.  You can make these gorgeous flowers different colors to create a different feel to each card.  Both of these dahlias are in the Dahlia Cluster stamp set.  Be sure to check out more from this beautiful line on the HC blog!  Don't forget to comment for your chance to win this wonderful collection of stamps!!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Spring Bicycle

Today I am using the Country Bicycle from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. I colored it with Copic Markers.  Then I cut it out with a long thin oval die and matted it onto a long thin scalloped oval die.  I still felt it could pop a bit more, so I added some lines and dots around the edge.  For the background, I used the picket fence from Cheery Lynn Designs and I punched the grass with the Fiskars border punch.  The sentiment is from the PPRS Spring Poinsettia Clear Set.  Be sure to see more beautiful cards on the PPRS blog!