Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Birthday Song

Time flies by so fast, and by now I should be settled into my new home - I doubt that all the boxes are unpacked yet, but the animals and myself should be getting use to the place and the new routine!  Today I have another card for this month's challenge theme of Flowers for One Crazy Stamper.

This little sweetheart is one of the newer images from Crafters Companion Angelica and Friends line and is entitled Grace.   I have colored her with Copics, then matted and mounted her on dp from Simple Stories Vintage Bliss line.  The small banner and the butterfly were cut from another piece of the Vintage Bliss paper, the flowers are from Prima, and the sentiment is included with the image.  I finally recycled the packaging from some of my Prima flowers - the white doily is actually cut from the hard acrylic backing that the flowers come on. 
You still have a couple of days to enter the challenge over at One Crazy Stamper to win a fabulous prize package, and if you hop over to my post today at One Crazy Stamper and leave a comment on my card, you have the chance to win this stamp set!  I will announce the winner on my post here and at OCS on June 4!!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Spring Fairy

Welcome to another Terrific Tuesday for One Crazy Stamper, and since the theme for this months challenge is flowers, I have designed this card with an abundance of bright colorful spring flowers.

I have used Rangers Distress Ink reinkers, and a water brush to color this cute Young Spring Fairy image from Whimsy Stamps.  The image was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink on water color paper, colored and fussy cut, then placed on some older My Minds Eye designer paper.  The border of flowers is the Memory Box Spring border die, which I cut from several colors of cardstock to get the various colors of flowers.  The ribbon, charm and sentiment are all from my stash.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Secret Gardener

Tomorrow is moving day for me - so I am scheduling this post a whole month in advance.  I am hoping that when this card goes live, spring will have finally arrived here in Alberta, and that the spring flowers are in full bloom.  The theme for this months challenge at One Crazy Stamper is Flowers, and this card fits the bill perfectly.

This gorgeous young lady is Gardener Gayle from Saturated Canary, which I have colored with Copics.  The image was then cut with one of the newest Spellbinders dies called Opulent Ovals, then the edges and background were inked with the Antique Linen Distress Ink Pad.  The card front has layers of designer paper from Graphic 45's Secret Garden collection, and various Prima flowers.  The centers of the lily of the valley flowers all received a bead of Frosted Lace Stickles.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Glitter Fun!!!!!

Welcome to Terrific Tuesday time for One Crazy Stamper, and this month I get to show you all a great tutorial featuring a variety of items that can be purchased at the online store.  When I first saw this tutorial late last year, the original instructions used the Outline Peel-off Stickers from any of the companies that now sell this item, but I wanted to try for the same look using several of the Memory Box dies that I have been collecting.   The end result is stunning!!!
So gather your supplies -
Sookwang Scor Tape, Copic Xpress It cardstock, Glitter Ritz in any of the white or clear colors, Cardstock of your choice, Copics, Glitter Magnet, Tweezers, Cuttlebug, Metal Shim plate, paper trimmer, Memory Box dies, Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive, Microbeads

Cut Scor Tape to the finished size of your card front ( 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" )

Cut Copic Xpress It cardstock to the same size as the Scor Tape.
Peel off backing paper from Scor Tape and adhere to the Copic Xpress It cardstock.
Cut your choice of Memory Box dies from cardstock.

Using tweezers carefully place die cuts on the exposed layer of the scor tape - be sure to not touch the surface of the tape as that will effect the adhesion of the glitter to the tape.

Once you have the dies placed on the sticky surface of the scor tape, you can then add the Glitter Ritz.
With your fingers, carefully burnish the glitter onto the card surface, shake off excess ...

... and remove any remaining glitter with the glitter magnet.
Now, for the fun!!  Use your Copic markers to color your glittered images.

I have used the following on the Memory Box Wild Sunflower diecuts:
Yellow - Y13, Y15, Y17, Y38
Dark Yellow - YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27
Rusty Red - E07, E19, E18
Leaves - G21, G24, G28
Sky - BG01

Now, if you know me, you will know that I love to add more depth to card fronts, so out came my trusty Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive and Microbeads to cover the flower centers.

Here's the finished card front in all of it's glittery finery!!  The butterflies were done using some of the outline peel off stickers from my stash ( and now I will need to add some of the beautiful Memory Box butterfly dies to my collection ), and the sentiment is an oldie from My Sentiments Exactly!

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, and that you want to try this stunning technique for yourself - you will be surprised at how easy this technique is to master!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

One of Those Days.....

Just a quick post today to let you all know why my posts have been sadly lacking lately.  In less than two weeks I will be in the process of moving from my current home to a smaller house outside of Calgary, so my card crafting time has been very limited lately - lots to pack!!  I'm hoping that my new craft room will be set up and ready to use by the end of the month, and then I'll start posting more often, but until then........here's a clean and simple card design using Hazilton Wonders from Eat Cake Graphics.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sending You Sunshine

 I have colored up this ultra cute image from Whimsy Stamps artist Crissy Armstrong called Fistful of Flowers.

 The image is colored with Copics, fussy cut and then mounted on the inside of the card.  The card front has a scalloped circle opening cut with a Spellbinder die, and a frame is also cut with two Spellbinder dies.  The paper is from Dovecraft's Garden Party collection, sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps, and the flowers are from Prima.