Thursday, April 14, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs Flower Challenge

Hi friends.  This week we have a great new Flower themed challenge over on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog.  I hope you’ll head over and link up a project to share with us.

Today I’ve created a sympathy card using a great sentiment stamp called Invisible Tears from Quietfire Design.
My card features the Quadrafoil Square Doily from Cheery Lynn Designs which is one of my favorites and some handmade tea roses. I stamped the rose petals with an old script stamp and inked the edges before shaping them and assembling the layers.  
I added a layer of white mulberry paper right above the card base to soften the look a little.  To create this effect, just cut your mulberry paper a little larger than your finished dimensions, then use a paintbrush and water to wet a line where you want to tear the paper.  When you tear, you will have a wispy, feathery edge on the paper.
Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
DL314 Quadrafoil Square Doily
XL-21 Pierced Stacker #3
LPC-4 Circle Pierce & Cut Tool Lge Silver
XL4 Classic Circle Lge Stacker
B435 Tea Rose Small
B436 Tea Rose Medium

Here is a close-up of my tea roses.
I’ve topped off my card with a gorgeous bi-color double-loop bow made from 5/8″ Yellow Plaid Ribbon and 5/8″ Lemon Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The bow was created on my Bow-it-All Tool.
For a video tutorial on how easy this bow is to make, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll head on over to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and play along with our challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs Store.
Supplies
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamp:  Quietfire Design  Invisible Tears
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Memento Dandelion, London Fog
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper – mulberrypaperandmore.com
Old Script stamp used for texture marks on flowers
Share
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop




Welcome to the RRR April Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Amber’s blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the RRR Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the terrific projects.
This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment is a bight and summery assortment containing red and turquoise ribbon styles. 

Isn’t this a fabulous assortment!! This assortment contains 9 fun ribbon styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon. Not a member yet? JOIN TODAY and begin with this April assortment. What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

For my card today I used a wonderful image from the Summer Cherries Digital Collage Sheet from PollysPaper on Etsy.  I just love the images on this sheet!  Add some pretty Mulberry Flowers and a gorgeous bow and wow – what a card!

My gorgeous bi-color double-loop bow was made with two of the pretty ribbons in the April Ribbon Club assortment.  It was created on my Bow-it-All Tool.
For a video tutorial on how to create this bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

Now for my headband of the month…
This headband was created on a 1/2″ White Plastic Headband base using two of the ribbons from the April Ribbon Club Assortment.  It’s the basic woven ribbon headband weave and I positioned the red scalloped satin ribbon in the bottom positions of the starting X and the red and turquoise diamond print grosgrain ribbon pieces were at the top.  This is what creates the diagonal striped look.
To view a video tutorial on how to create this pretty headband, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Nancy’s fabulous blog.

I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.

Supplies Used for card:
Digital Image – PollysPaper – Summer Cherries Digital Collage Sheet
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs FRM114 A2 Frame Small Window; Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Adhesives: Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Mulberry Flowers: Cherry Blossoms Mixed Red/White, 25mm Cottage Roses Mixed White/Cream, 35mm Trellis Roses Mixed Blue Tone
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Share
Saturday, April 9, 2016

New Challenge over on the My Sheri CRAFTS Challenge Blog

Hi everyone.  I’m thrilled to be the guest designer on the My Sheri CRAFTS Challenge Blog for the new bi-weekly challenge.

The theme this time around is Mother’s Day with Flowers.  

I went with the fabulous color combination of Red and Turquoise which matches the color theme for the Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club Assortment.  Isn’t is wonderful?!!
Not a member yet?  JOIN TODAY and begin with the wonderful color themed assortment which contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try out new ribbon styles.  TREAT YOURSELF TODAY!

It’s certainly not too early to begin your cards for Mother’s Day.  It’ll be here before you know it!  
I used one of my favorite Cheery Lynn Designs border dies to create the background for this card.  It’s a 2″ wide border die, but I cut it twice, overlapped the seam and lining up the pattern.  Then I trimmed down the middle so it would fit perfectly together.  You can barely see my seam on the top and it’s disguised on the bottom with the Flourish die.
I created the beautiful roses with the small medium and large rose dies.  I cut the layers, inked the white layers with my old script stamp and inked the edges.  Then I shaped the petals and assembled the roses.  I do love to make paper flowers!
Cheery Lynn dies used:
I ran a strip of 5/8″ Turquoise Plaid Ribbon across the center of my card and topped it with the Red and Turquoise Diamond Print Grosgrain Ribbon both from the April Ribbon Club Assortment.  
The beautiful bi-color double-loop bow was made with 5/8″ Red Houndstooth Plaid Ribbon from the April Assortment along with a piece of 5/8″ Red Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.  I created the bow on my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool.
For a video tutorial on how to create this beautiful bow, please click HERE.
For a video tutorial on how to create the beautiful whispy-edged mulberry paper layer, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
I hope you’ll head on over and visit the My Sheri CRAFTS Challenge Blog and share your project with us.
Supplies:  
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon 
Digital Satmp:  freebie from Spectacular Printable Blog
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ink:  Memento Love Letter
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Bow-it-All
Zutter Tool-it-All
White Mulberry Paper:  mulberrypaperandmore.com
Cardstock:  Recollections
Script Background stamp
Share