Monday, January 16, 2017

Spring Rose with Metallic Tissue Background


Are you ready for some pretty Spring inspiration? I am sooo tired of all the snow and bitter cold! It's my turn to post a card on Die-Version's blog and mine, and I am sharing a card I made with the beautiful new Rose and Leaves die. This lovely die is just one of many fantastic new dies just released by Die-Versions. I die cut the rose and leaves out of dark pink, light pink and green cardstock. I wanted to keep all the pieces together to be able to easily paper piece them so I put a piece of Glad  Press and Seal under the cardstock when I cut the three colors. The Press and Seal kept all the pieces together right where they belonged as the rose was assembled. I die cut the rose shape out of  the front of a piece of tissue paper I had colored with Brusho Coloured Crystals and embossed with gold embossing powder. Here is a link to the Metallic Tissue tutorial I did on my blog. This background is flatter than the others I did because I ran it through my Tangerine die cutting machine to die cut the rose shape. Then I inlaid the rose outline, inside petals and green leaves.  

Sunday, January 15, 2017

CAS Stenciled Card

Quick post again today as I am packing and preparing for my big trip to CHA Creativation next week. Can't wait! I will do a full report here on my blog what I found at CHA that was new and exciting. I made this card for my daughter after she shared the beautiful saying with me. I printed it on a piece of cardstock and stamped the awesome lady from Dina Wakley for Ranger. I sponged on peach ink through a floral stencil and then layered the finished piece on a black card base.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Altenew Floral Twist Circle Window Card


Yesterday I posted a square twist circle window card with a link to the video tutorial from Karen Burniston of Elizabeth Crafts. Today I am sharing another one I made featuring a beautiful set of stamps and inks from Altenew. I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the front of the card. Here are pictures of the twist circle pop up moving as the card is opened: 





I am entering this card in the Be Square challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, and the anything goes challenges at Scrapy Land and Craft Stamper Magazine.

Friday, January 13, 2017

It's Your Birthday, You Can Wine If You Want to!


Today I am sharing an interactive birthday card I made after watching this video from Karen Burneston for Elizabeth Crafts. On the front of this square card, I have used Simon Says Stamps Wine Aerobics stamps, the birthday wine sentiment stamp from Repeat Impressions and the stitched wine glass and circle dies from My Creative Time. Cute enough, but wait until you open the card:


I have the Twist Circle Pop Up die from Elizabeth Crafts and used it (following the instructions in the video linked above) to create this Pop It Up Twist Circle Window Card. I stamped the inside sentiment with a stamp from the Simon Says Stamp set. The inside circle fits into the circle opening on the front and then twists and pops up when the card is opened.

I am entering this card in the Be Square challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, and the anything goes challenges at Scrapy Land and Craft Stamper Magazine.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Love Card with Tonic Studios Dies and Double Embossed Background





Quick post today as I am still fighting a really bad cold and trying to get healthy and ready for my trip next week to Phoenix for CHA. Can't wait- 70s and sunny is the forecast! 

I created this card using the technique I learned about here and posted many cards with last year. I embossed with a Tonic large embossing folder called Rosalyn and used Nuvo's Crimson Gloss and Gold Enchantment Glitter embossing powders. The dies I used are Tonic Studios First Dance from their Silhouette Scenes and Sent with Love Miniature Moments. (I cut off the "sent with" part.)



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tonic Studios Mandala Love Bug Valentine

Today I am sharing a sneak peak at my love bug card that posted to Blog Tonic USA last night. Do you know what "mandala" means? And what a ladybird is? How about a great new way to add a touch of color to your cards? For the answer to all those questions and more, please visit the USA Tonic blog here.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Sun Paper Luna Card

Last fall I made a series of cards featuring the moon (or luna) as a Christmas gift for my daughter. Now that she has opened her present, I can blog them here. This one was made with Tedco Sun Art Paper. I described the process in this blog post. I created the background with Tonic Studio's Luna die, many punched stars and the sun art paper. After it was dry, I attached it to a white square card base. I raised a few of the punched stars with pop dots and glued on the beautiful sentiment cut with a die cut from Tonic Studios.