Friday, March 27, 2009

Playful christmas

This quick card uses Kitchen sink stamps' Playful christmas set. I was a super quick card. The 'Happy Holidays' was done with a nestabilities label set. This was another card I sent out this past christmas and made using scraps from my scrap bin!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Winter trees spring brayer class

I did these cards in the fall for a winter class and had a request to do one for the spring, so this is what we did:
Supplies used:
Stampendous winter trees
Hero Arts Fantastic Flourishes
Removeable adhesive
tombow markers
Scrap paper
Adhirondak ink
Circle punch
Vertical card
Cut list:
1 – 8 ½ x 5 ½ - pink bazzill
1 – 5 ¼ x 4 – blue-grey bazzill
1 – 5 x 3 ¾ - white 80lb cardstock

Inks used:
1 – olive stazon – to stamp hill scene
2 – cloudy blue – over whole sky
3 – stream blue – over upper edge of sky
4 – salmon – sponge on horizon and around sun
5 – lemonade – sponge inside sun
6 – willow – over grass area
7 – lettuce – over lower grass area
8 – saddle brown stazon – to stamp deer
9 – lettuce – swirls on the grass area
10 – white versacolor – swirls on sky

Horizontal card
Cut list:
1 – 8 ½ x 5 ½ - blue-grey bazzill
1 – 5 ¼ x 4 – pink bazzill
1 – 5 x 3 ¾ - white 80lb cardstock

Inks used:
1 – olive stazon – to stamp hill scene
2 – cloudy blue – over whole sky
3 – denim blue – over upper edge of sky
4 – salmon – sponge on horizon
5 – willow – over grass area
6 – lettuce – over lower grass area
7 – saddle brown stazon – to stamp trees and deer
8 – lettuce – swirls on the grass area
9 – white versacolor – swirls on sky

Have a great day!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

PMS party challenges

THese are my challenge entries for the PMS march release party on March 15th over in the Papercraft Planet PMS forum.
The first challenge was to create a 3D item. I decided to pull out the polyshrink and make a necklace from PMS' Kirsten fairy. I made it for my middle daughter Kirsten, who is now proudly wearing it! I used 2 pieces of polyshrink and stamped one with the image in black stazon. I cut out one as a circle and one as a scallop circle using nestabilities. After they were shrunk, I used a versamarker and pearlex to add the color to the back of the stamped piece. I then layered the 2 and put them back in the oven for the 2 pieces to fuse together.
The second challenge was to use the colors orange green and white. I kept it simple and watercolored this card:

The last challenge was a sketch challenge, so I created the following card from the sketch.

This is the inside:

What fun challenges these were! Hope there's another PMS party soon!
Have a great day!

Friday, March 20, 2009

cards and gift box set

I did this gift box and cards set for a class in february.
Box bottom: Score 9 x 7 ¾ cardstock at 1 ½” on all 4 sides.

Box top: Score 8 1/8 x 6 7/8 cardstock at 1” on all 4 sides
I absolutely loved this paper and think it looks so nice as a box lid. No stamping at all!
The flowers were painted with shimmerz paint.

They look so pretty IRL.

I couldn't decide which side of the printed paper I liked best, so we did 2 of each card and just reversed the paper. The swirls and butterflies on this one were stamped with a versamark dazzle pad. It gives the watermark look with a touch of subtle shimmer. The final touch was the silver dew drops on the upper right hand corner.

For this one, the flowers in the background were stamped with the versamark dazzle pad and then the happy birthday sentiment was stamped with a cranberry adhirondak ink pad. I added 3 dew drops to the bottom right hand corner of one of the cards.

Each card had envelopes stamped to match. I love the color of this stream adhirondak pad. The flowers in the last 2 cards were also painted with shimmerz paints.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ribbon puff Lily

Ribbon Puff card
1 – 10 x 5 sweetheart bazzill
1 – 2 x 2 white 80lb cardstock
1 – 4 ¾ x 4 ¾ Just in Jersey print
1 – 4 ½ x 4 ½ the fifth add print
1 – 2 ¼ x 2 ¼ rust bazzill
1 – 4 x 1 ½ rust bazzill
1 – 3 ¾ x 1 ¼ Just in Jersey print
1 – 3 x 2 Finished birthday cake
1 – 3 ¼ x 2 ¼ rust bazzill

Other supplies:
7” green ½” grosgrain
15” green polka dot sheer ribbon
15” brown polka dot sheer ribbon
15” pink polka dot sheer ribbon
15” pink ric rac
15” orange plaid ribbon
6 dew drops
black stazon
piercing foam and paper piercer
Plastic Canvas square

Cut 15” pieces of ribbon into 3 - 5” pieces and stack them on top of each other. Use one of the pieces to tie the stack onto the green ribbon. One by one, starting at the bottom of the pile, tie the ribbons around the one use to attach them Alternate tying them first on one side of the knot and then on the other. Continue until all ribbons are tied and make a ribbon puff.

Picture tutorial can be found here on splitcoast stampers
Have a great day!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

PMS blog hop

I'm going to be playing along with the PMS Party and blog hop today. Here's my card using Chelly the clover fairy.
I wanted to make this card with a St Patricks Day theme. Chelly is watercolored and the flowers were colored with copic markers to match the card.
I added stitching detail to the card and love how it turned out.

I also added layers and stitching detail to the inside of the card, as well as a copic colored flower.

Have a fairy nice day:)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Watercolored Jaina

Here's a card I whipped up last night using Jaina Fairy from Paper Makeup Stamps
I have really gotten back into watercoloring this week. I haven't done it since I was in Fashion Design, and I forgot how much I really enjoy it, So I think I'll be doing a lot more watercoloring in the future!

Lily and Billy standing pop up card

Free standing pop-up card
Cut list:
1 – 11 x 4 ¼ - parakeet bazzill
1 – 5 x 2 ½ - white 80lb cardstock
1 – 5 ¼ x 2 ¾ - Just in Jersey print

Other supplies:
6” lime ½” grosgrain ribbon
2 flowers
2 brads
sticklestombow markers
Have a great day!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lily and billy sweethearts card

This was the image that made me fall in love with the Billy and Lily swwehearts set. Although I love all the Billy and Lily stamps, I imediately knew what I wanted to do with this one...a step card.
Step fold card:
Cut list:
1 – 10 ½ x 5 rust bazzill
1 – 5 x 5 sweet heart bazzill (for largest large scallop nestabilities
1 – 5 x 5 Finished birthday cake print (for largest large circle nestabilities)
1 – 5 x 5 white 80lb cardstock (for largest small circle nestabilities)
1 – 5 x 4 parakeet bazzill
1 – 5 x 3 – parakeet bazzill

Other supplies:
Tombow markers
Adhirondak ink in lettuce and aqua
White gel pen
Dew drops
Pink cat studio Lily and Billy sweethearts
Stampendous winter trees set

General instructions:
On the 10 ½ x 5 piece, score at 1 ¼, 2 ½, 4 ¼, 6 and 8 ¼” marks
This pic over on splitcoast was my inspiration for the card.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Swinging Lily

Here's another of the cards for my upcoming copics class. I used the Enchanted Lily set from Pink Cat Studio.
I added stickles to the wings and flowers and 'rubbed' the sides of the card and glittered them for extra sparkle.
The flower is also colored with copics to match the card.

Have a great day!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Four Dolls class

As this post goes live I'm teaching my second four dolls class today. Hows that for double tasking!
The first card is simple using paper piecing and masking to create a group of girls. The lanter in stamped onto a seperate piece and attached with pop dots. Stickles adds a finishing touch.
Our second project is a Folded Kimono with a bookmark inside.
Some General instructions:
1 – Score at the 2” mark on both of the short sides
2 – Score 1 ¼” from the top to the bottom edge at the 1 ¼”, 2 ¾” 4 ½” and 6” marks
3 – Cut from the top of the 1 ¼” score line across to the top of the 2 ¾” score line and from the 4 ½” score line across to the top of the 6” score line. These cut marks will be 1 ¼” from the edge on one of the 7 ¼” sides.
4 – Fold card creating the arms of the kimono. The other scored pieces fold to the inside of the kimono. Fold the top edges over to create the kimono.
5 – Wrap the obi (yellow printed piece) around attaching at the back. Decorate with primas and glue dots.
6 – stamp the doll on the top of the cream piece and cut around the top leaving the doll attached to the bookmark.
7 – stamp the doll onto the printed paper and cut out the kimono and paper piece it to the bookmark.

You can find a picture tutorial here.

The last card we're making is a coat card.
This is what it looks like closed:

And this is what it looks like open:

Some general instructions...
1 – to create the outer coat, score the red cardstock at 2” on both short sides. Score the 11 ¼ x 2 printed piece at 2 7/8” on both short sides. Attach together. Attach eyelets using the A1 setting on the crop-a-dile.
2 – to create the inner card. Score the purple piece at 5” to create a 5x 5 card base. Round all corners and attach layers.
3 – Dolls kimono is paper pieced and the fan is stamped on purple print, cut out and attached with a foam dot. Flower is also stamped on purple, cut out and attached.
4 – decorate with stickles.

Here's my original inspiration for the coat card.

Have a great day!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Lily and the frog

This is the last of the cards for my copic class using the Enchanted Lily set by Pink Cat Studio.
The flower and the frog were colored twice and then cut out and mounted on the card using pop dots. I added stickles to Lily's wings and diamond glaze to the frogs eyes. The purple cardstock matte is glittered with Stampin Up! dazzling diamonds glitter. The flowers are colored to match.
I also made an envelope out of extra cardstock using my Scor that tool!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Paper Make-up DT submissions

I am applying to be on the Paper Makeup DT and here are the cards I submitted:
Lauren in Love is colored with copics. I did a couple of different layers with her. Her wings are stamped onto vellum and then cut out and covered with micro fine opalescent glitter. They look so pretty!
I mounted the different layers with pop dots for exta dimension. This is one of my most favorite techniques for cards...I think it really brings them to life!
The circles, ovals and scalloped circles were cut out with nestabilities. The scallop ovals and circles were also finished with the microfine glitter around the edges.

My next card uses Chelly with lucky clover.
She is also colored with copics. I used Spica glitter pens to add shimmer to her wings and to the 4 leaf clover. The edge is done using a Martha Stewart edge punch.

The flowers I ussed used to be white. I colored them with the same copics I used on the clover and VOILA! They match perfectly!

I added a layer of Diamond Glaze over the Spica colored clover. It looks awesome together! So sparkly underneath the gloss of the diamond glaze.

I did the last card with one of Paper Makeups awesome quote stamps. As soon as I read this one...I knew I had to get it. It just something I really want my girls to learn!

The ovals are done with nestabilities. The quote is stamped in brilliance ink and embossed. The purple around the edge is done with copics and then blended out with the blender pen.

The brad is a filigree brad from Stampin up! and the butterfly is a Martha stewart punch. I punched the butterfly out of vellum and then colored it purple to match the quote oval. I trimmed the edge with stickles.
Keeping my fingers crossed:)
Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mushroom Lily

I am so in Love with the new Enchanted Lily set that Pink Cat studio just released and Here's one of the first things I came up with....Isn't it adorable? I'm doing this card for a copics class in march and can't wait!
Lily is colored with copics (of course!) I cut out Lily and the top of the mushroom and raised them with pop dots.
I also added glitter, stickles and diamond glaze. The flowers were custom colored to match the rest of the card!

Have a great day!

more PMS:)

Another cute fairy from Paper Makeup stamps.
This little cutie is Jaina Fairy. She is colored with copics a couple of times and then cut out and layered with pop dots. You can see the layers better here:
I've added stickles to her lantern and wings as well as the flowers on the card. The card layout sketch is from the Whiff of Joy blog.

Have a great day!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

I've got PMS!

I recently found Paper Makeup Stamps and their forum on Paper Craft Planet. This company has got the most ADORABLE fairy stamps and of course because I have 3 girls....our whole house just adores fairies of any sort!
This particular card was done for the sketch challenge over on the PMS blog.
Lauren in Love was colored with copics and then her wings and cheeks were covered with stickles cuz every fairy needs some sparkle!

Have a great day! I have a bunch more fairy cards to come....I've been having the best time playing with these cuties!