Monday, March 24, 2014

Welcome Spring

With the warmer weather here and the snow melting a little each day, a feeling of spring is in the air!  Today I am using the Vintage Angel from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.   I didn't want here to be an angel for this card, but a beautiful lady gathering flowers, so I cut off the wings and made her what I wanted.  I used parts of the doily dies from Cheery Lynn for the background.  With these larger doily dies they require more effort to get the entire thing cut out.  Sometimes I don't get every thing cut out the way it should be, so I use the parts that are good and cut off the parts that aren't.  This creates a unique look of it's own.  I added a few score lines with my ScorBuddy and sanded the lines.  Then I added the Welcome Spring sentiment and a few pearls.  Now check out more wonderful ideas from our very creative design team  on the PPRS blog!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

March Madness

This month is the month to make things that are outside our comfort zone.  I have been having fun creating Artsy backgrounds with Stencils and different Distress Products from Ranger.  Here I used the Crusade background stencil with the Picked Raspberry Distress Paint in the upper right corner.  Then I used the Mosaic Swirls with the Broken China Distress Stain in the lower left corner.  Then in the middle of the paper I used the Pop Rectangle Stencil which I sprayed with a purple Glitz spray.  Next, I used the Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Broken China and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks to color the entire paper.  Once the paper is covered with a rainbow of color and textures, then I sprayed it with water to add the water spots.  I stenciled the Shasta flower with purple 3-D Paste by Viva Decor.  The hummingbird was pasted with the White Matte paste and when it was dry, I added some of the 3-D Glitz Paste for color and sparkle.  I used the Glossy Black paste to emboss the Birthday sentiment.  Be sure to see more "mad" designs...

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy Turkey Day

Welcome to the Prickley Pear Monday Inspiration!  Today, I am using the Turkey stamp.  I colored it with Copic markers.  Then I used the Gauze border from Cheery Lynn that I added to the background.  I made a mistake when I was cutting it, but it turned out more realistic.  Then I stamped the Thankful for You sentiment onto a piece of cream card stock.  I placed removable scotch tape along the top and the bottom of the strip and sponged it with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Then I removed the tape and adhered it to the card, placing the wheat behind it.  Then I finished the card with some Candi.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Song Birds

Today I am using the new Black Capped Chickadees from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I decided that I needed these birds to be a little more Springy and colored them like Bluebirds.  I guess you would called that "Creative License".  Then I left the Cheery Lynn Oval die over the paper and sponged the paper with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  I used the Scallop oval die from Cheery Lynn to mat the image.  Then I used scraps that were on my desk to add a bit here and a tad more over there:)  Be sure to check our more ideas on the PPRS blog.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A little of this...A little of that!

Today I am mixing some different techniques using the Dreamweaver Stencils on one card.  First of all I made the background with the Stone wall.  I used pigment ink to color the bricks in grays and brown.  Then I used the Strie Techniques in a dark brown ink over the stones with the stencil in place.  Then I removed the stencil and add some of the Walnut Ink Distress Embossing powder which I sprinkled sparingly over the wet ink.  Once it was heat set, I trimmed it down and mounted it onto a piece of mauve card stock.  For the Shasta Flower, I embossed it with the rubber embossing pad.  With the stencil still on the paper, I used some of the dark ink and Strie over the flowers.  Then I removed the stencil and colored over the embossed image with Copic Markers.  I used Copic colors RV91, RV95, YG93, YG95, YG97, E23, and E25.  Once it was colored to my liking, I fussy cut around the flower.  I added a "Thank You" tag to the card.  After I colored the sentiment, I used a fine line black ink to trace around the words.  Finally I used the Butterfly stencil and embossed the black metal with the Rubber Embossing pad.  Then I sanded the raised portion of the butterfly to remove the black paint from the metal sheet.  I cut around the butterfly and bent the wings to make it more 3-D.  Then I added it to the card.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Hush Little Baby...

I love this beautiful, elegant baby stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I chose to color her in soft, pastel colors.  I used the French Scalloped die from Cheery Lynn Designs to cut out the image.  I added some color around the edges with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.  Then I layered it onto French Flair Doily.  To finish off the card, I added some of the Poinsettia flowers that I colored with a light pink and the leaf flourish.  Hop on over to the PPRS blog for more inspiration today!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

PPRS Mini Tags Day #2

 Now that you have your PPRS Minis all made ahead, you can grab some elements and put the card together.  I like to have several of the flowers cut out and stamped  ahead of time too.  That way when I am ready to assemble a card, I just have to color them the way I want to and add them. 
I stamped my PPRS mini with the Spring Scalloped Circle set and the Small Cameo.  I like to stamp the solid stamps with VersaFine, because it gives it a more solid image.  I cut out the mini with the Scalloped circle die and the Scalloped Circle Nesting dies.  Then I have an embossed background paper, a cut out Border, leaves, candi and pearls to finish the card.  So go ahead and make some Minis.  Then you can have them on hand to make some quick and simple cards when you need them!