Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Hello Summer…..

Well, I know it’s really half over, but I kind of just noticed it’s summer.  Where does the time go?  Clearly I’m getting old.  Between magazine submissions for the wrong season and Christmas in July themes, I’m more than a little ‘corn-fused’!!  I’m happy to finally be crafting with a summer theme.

I wanted to do a card celebrating summer memories.  
I’m a huge fan of a yellow/gray color combo and I have wonderful memories of picking wild daisies on the side of the road in the summer and dying the petals different colors by putting them in water with different colors of food coloring.  Did you ever do that?
I created my daisy flowers with the Shasta Daisy die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The flower centers are made by gluing Judikins Speckles in Espresso over a white half pearl.
I added a simple double-loop bow from Lemon Delicate Stitched Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It was created with my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view all my Bow-it-All tutorials on my YouTube channel HERE.
My card has been entered in the following challenges:
Sentiment:  Digital Image from Create with TLC
Dies:  Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B; Cheery Lynn Designs Alpine Flourish Doily, Shasta Daisy
Ink:  Memento London Fog
Adhesives:  Scotch AGT, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Design Paper: K & Co (likely retired)
White Mulberry Paper
JudiKins Speckles Espresso

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Vintage Birthday Wishes Card

Hi friends.  Today I have a bit of a vintage birthday card to share.  Never really sure if I can pull off the vintage look, but this fits the bill (a little??).  I’ve embellished with loads of fun ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon where you can find what you need for whatever crafting style you favor.

I used two of the ribbon styles from the new August Ribbon Club Assortment on my project along with a few small snippets of Brown Burlap String.  The August Assortment is Autumn Themed, but when you pull out one or two styles, they can work for any variety of themes or styles.
Not a member of our monthly Ribbon Club yet?  JOIN TODAY and begin your subscription with this Autumn mix.  This assortment has 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  What a fun way to build you ribbon stash and try out new ribbon styles.  You might find a new favorite!
I wrapped a piece of turftan brown satin with grosgrain edge around the center panel of the card and secured it on the back.  I layered a piece of 3/8″ moss/cream plaid over that and dove-tailed the ends.  My double loop bow was created with the same brown ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I added the brown burlap string using the helping hands clips the same way you would add a back ribbon and then trimmed the ends to the desired length.  To view all my Bow-it-All Videos, please visit my YouTube channel HERE.
I embossed an ivory piece of cardstock for the center panel and then inked over it lightly with Gathered Twigs ink to make the embossing pop.  I also couldn’t resist adding some natural mulberry paper behind the panel.  I seriously can’t get enough of this stuff!
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Image:  Cobra Graphics on Etsy
Sentiment:  Gina K All Occasions Tags
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Ovals small and large
Embossing Folder:  Spellbinders M Bossabilities Numbers & Letters
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Natural Mulberry Paper
Brown Snaps
Friday, July 31, 2015

Tri-Fold Butterfly Card with Dyed Ribbon Bow

Hi friends.  Today I have a card I made while playing with my Color Burst powders.  I was having lots of fun creating great background papers and then I realized I could dye my ribbons to match.  Color Burst powders and ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  What a fabulous combination!

These powders are so much fun to play with.  If you want to dye ribbon, it’s done the same way you color your papers.  Simply mist the ribbon with water to wet, sprinkle on some powders, mist again and repeat until you have the desired look.  You can also dye the ribbons with the ‘leftover’ colors on your non-stick mat.  Either way works.  The ribbons don’t come out with colors quite as intense as on the paper, but they will still coordinate wonderfully with your project.
My bow was made with white Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view all my Bow-it-All video tutorials on my YouTube channel HERE.
This is a tri-fold card which is a little hard to photograph.  I really wanted to showcase the pretty papers, so I left one panel free of other embellishments.
This is the inside.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Punchs:  Martha Stewart Butterfly, Scalloped Edge Punch
Embossing Folder:  Darice Brush Strokes, Cuttlebug Dots
Stamps:  My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Colorburst:  Alizarin Crimson, Violet, Aquamarine Blue
Watercolor paper/spray bottle with water
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
White Mulberry Paper
baby white pearls