Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Copper Gear CAS Father's Day Cards

I have a busy few weeks up ahead. We are expecting about 25 guests from America to help with our annual English camp in our little town. I have some posts written that I still need to tweak. In light of the busyness of this time of the year, I may not be able to update my blog as regularly as I would like. But I should be back before the month is over! :)

I have a pair of CAS Mixed Media Cards today for Father's Day.  These are mass producible and show that Want2Scrap® bling works well with masculine cards as well. I started with embossing the white panel with Spellbinders’ Bricks and Bar M-Bossabilities, then I swiped it with two shades of brown Distress Inks, and adhered them to black card bases.
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I then rubbed some DecoArt Copper Kettle Metallic Lustre on the Want2Scrap Shifting Gears Large Silhouette and cut it in half to use on 2 cards. I intentionally didn’t cover the silhouette completely to show the texture of the paper. I then embellished the round gears with the Nestabling Petite Scalloped Circle Sm Black Rhinestones and Baby Bling Pearls LeCreme pearls.
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I added some SRM Stickers on the embossed panel. The sentiment is by Penny Black Hot Rod and stamped using Clearsnap inks.
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I adhered the cut gears die cuts using foam squares. Here you can see the layers and many dimensions of the cards, which is made possible by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner and foam squares.
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I'm entering these to the following challenges: The Pink Elephant (father's day), Crazy for Challenges (masculine), SSS Monday Challenge (use paint); CASE This Sketch; SSS Wed Challenge (masculine).
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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Delicate Mixed Media Butterfly Card

I have a delicate, very feminine (perfect for my girly girls) card today. I used two kinds of media for coloring this card including Distress inks and pigment inks.

I first smeared the Worn Lipstick pad directly on the paper, brushed water over it, then when it's dry, I stamped Penny Black's text background in pigment ink to get this background effect. For the butterfly, I inked Penny Black's Soft Wings stamp with the same distress ink, spritzed it with water before stamping. The sentiment is by SRM Stickers.
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The teal butterfly was die cut using Spellbinders' Wonderful Wings. To color it, I smeared Evergreen Bough on my plastic surface, spritzed it with water, then wiped my butterfly die cut through it. The pretty rose is by Want2Scrap. The sequence was a local find (yay!). Adhering them one by one would be a challenge if I didn't have my handy Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Dodz Small. They're just the perfect size for those tiny embellishments.
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I'm entering this to the following challenges: Seize the Sketch (layout), The Shabby Tearoom, Card Mania, Word Art Wednesday, Altered Eclectics, and Vintage Stamping. Have a great day!
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Beautiful View, Vintage Fashion and New OWH Winner

We have had wonderful weather here and enjoying being outside. I finally put out some potted flowers and can't believe I waited this long to do it. Here is the view from my house. Our terrace is the perfect place for reading, having coffee and entertaining friends. I have even held craft classes here, but sometimes the wind makes a mess of our projects. :) God truly is the most amazing artist. And I am thankful that we get to express creativity ourselves having been made in His image.
I have a thank you card for you today that was inspired by vintage couture. I used some lovely Graphic 45 papers as a background for this card that I stitched in place.  I then placed an SRM Stickers doily off center. I then adhered Spellbinders die cut and Nestabling Petite Scalloped Circle Sm Black Rhinestones on top of the doily. I saved the cut portions of the die cut and doily to embellish other parts of the card.
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The Want2Scrap Dress Form Silhouette – Card Sized (2 Pack) fits perfectly with this Graphic 45 paper. I placed the doily scrap as a skirt and Sleek Strips Pearls-White pearls as a belt on the dress form. The chipboard bird is from Bird Flourish – Chipboard and colored on the edges with Clearsnap white pigment ink. For the wing, I placed 3 72 Count – Teardrop Bling – White Pearls and a black pearl (from 72 Count – Black Pearls – Self Adhesive) for the eye. The sentiment is by Penny Black. which is anchored by a big Bulk Bling black pearl and the cut scrap from the off center die cut.
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Finally, I never heard from my OWH Blog Hop winner, I'm drawing another one. The winner of my giveaway is...#84 By Annette. Please contact me (via Contact tab above) to claim your prize. Please put in your subject line, "OWH Memorial Blog Hop Winner" so I can easily spot your email in my every growing inbox. Have a great day!
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