Monday, October 16, 2017

Inspiration Blog Hop with Graciellie Design and Unity Stamp Company

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Hello friends and welcome to the October mid-month Graciellie Design Inspiration Blog Hop.  We are continuing to celebrate the new stamp release from Unity Stamp Company featuring beautiful images and sentiments from Graciellie Design.

You should have arrived here from Arjeta’s blog.  If not, head back to the Graciellie Design Blog which is the beginning of the hop.
Today I’m working with the Sending Kindness stamp set from Unity Stamp Company which includes this pretty flower image, a pear, a bee and 5 sentiments.  So versatile!
I am also honored to be working with some great new tools this month from Westcott Brand.  You can see the wonderful scissors I’ve been working with in the photo below.  Surprise bonus is that they coordinate with the color of my project!  lol   I’m also in love with the wonderful craft knife from Westcott Brand with the soft grip which you will see in the next photo also with the precision scissors that come with a lanyard.  No more lost scissors!!
I decided to give watercolors a go this time and considering I have no idea what I’m doing with watercolors, it didn’t come out half bad…
I stayed in a kinda-sorta autumn color palette and included a little burst of apple green.  I like the way it turned out paired with the brown tones.

For the inside of my card, I stamped the sentiment at the top of the card and added a bee at the bottom left.  I then created some layers with the brown cardstock and some pretty natural mulberry paper.  Why not make the inside of the card pretty too?!

I created my pretty bi-color bow on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using 5/8″ Moss/Cream Plaid Ribbon and 5/8″ Apple Green Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The center of the bow is adorned with a lovely Antique Vintage Flower Charm.

For a video tutorial on how I created this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #304/305 – ATG
Glitter N Sparkle #261 – ATG
The Corrosive Challenge #10 – October ATG
Crafty Friends #68 – ATG
Crafting with Friends #52 – ATG
Crafty Catz #388 – ATG/Use Ribbon
Creative Fingers #138 – ATG
Inspiration Destination #135 – ATG
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #210 – ATG

Your next stop on the hop is Cynthia’s blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I’d love to have you leave a comment before you go.

Stamp Set:  Unity Stamp Co.
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon 
Watercolor paint set
Adhesives:  Scotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000Tombow 3D Foam Tabs
Antique Vintage Flower Charm
Bow-it-All V3.0
Natural Mulberry Paper

Friday, October 6, 2017

New Anything Goes with Ribbon Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.

This time we have a theme of Anything Goes with Ribbon.

My card today was created using pretty ribbons and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon, a wonderful digital sentiment from Graciellie Design, dies from Cheery Lynn Designs, tools from Westcott Brand and I’ve still been playing with some wonderful Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks to create wonderful background papers.
My digital sentiment is from the Sending Kindness set in the Beautiful Duos Stamp Bundle at Graciellie Design.

I love working with digital sentiments because they can be manipulated to different sizes and slightly different shapes if you are looking to fit them in a certain die shape.  I did elongate this sentiment a bit to fit nicely in my oval die.  As long as you don’t go too far with it, the words won’t look stretched or distorted.  I do my reshaping with Microsoft Publisher, but you can do it with whatever program you happen to have.

By reshaping the sentiment a bit, it fits perfectly in my oval die from Cheery Lynn Designs and it becomes the star of the show.

I layered it on several layers including a pretty Distress Ink paper I made.  I ran a strip of 5/8″ Turftan Brown Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon topped with 3/8″ Gold and Copper Diamond Print Grosgrain Ribbon across the middle of the card and layered the sentiment oval on top of that.

Cheery Lynn Dies used:
LPC7 Oval Pierce & Cut Tool Lge
XL7 Oval Classic Large Stacker
B777 Floral Bouqet Kit
DL112AB Small Exotic Butterfies #1

I created a pretty floral spray for the bottom of the card using the Floral Bouquet die set from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The butterflies were also cut from a Distress Ink paper scrap and mounted to the side of the sentiment.The pretty pearl and metal embellishments I used on the flower and the bow are a combination of 8mm Pearls (colored gold) and small Antique Bronze Sprocket Charms as shown below.

My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using 5/8″ Turftan Brown Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and 5/8″ Moss/Cream Plaid Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how I created this bow, please click HERE.

This card has been entered in the following challenges:
I hope you’ll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Happy Anniversary Card

Hello ribbon lovers.  Bonnie here with you today with an anniversary card I created using pretty ribbon, mulberry flowers and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I started off with some Distress Ink paper I made using the color Stormy Sky for a nice mottled background paper.  I then selected the digital sentiment from the Happy Greetings set from Graciellie Design.  I reshaped the digital sentiment to perfectly fit in my oval die and printed it out.  I also used the Lattice 2 die from Cheery Lynn Designs to layer over the bottom 2/3 of my card for added interest.
I ran a piece of 5/8″ Silver Glitz Ribbon topped with 3/8″ Mixed Blue Confetti Dots Grosgrain Ribbon across the middle of the card to cover the top of the lattice die.  I added the sentiment over the ribbon and then added three Royal Blue 20mm Open Roses under the sentiment.
My card was topped off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using 5/8″ Capri Blue and Royal Blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.  The center of the bow is adorned with a pretty Heart Shaped Pearl Embellishment.

For a video tutorial on how to make this beautiful bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #300/301 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments #127 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #134 – Anything Goes
Scrapy Land #74 – Anything Goes with dies
Aud Sentiments #189 – Use a Two Word Sentiment
Moving Along with the Times #54 – Sentiment as Focal Point
Creates and Makes #14 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #175 – Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #51 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #137 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #207 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #50 – Anything Goes

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Digital Sentiment:  Graciellie Design
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs CAFR-22 Lattice 2, M7 Oval Classic, XM7 Oval
Ink:  Distress Ink Stormy Sky
20mm Open Roses Royal Blue
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
White Heart Shaped Pearl Embellishment