Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Pop N Cuts Label Window

I absolutely love Karen Burniston's Pop N Cuts dies! She has done all the thinking and the work for you so all you have to do is cut and decorate. Karen teaches with me at Scrapp'n Savvy and I have taken many of her classes. She is so much fun and I learn a lot every time. I used one of her Journey Collection PNC dies - Label Window - along with the accessory dies -  Edge and Scroll and Butterflies and Labels- to make this card. I love how easy it is to get such a "wow" effect.  I did some piercing following the contours of the label with the sentiment for a little extra touch. Super easy- super sweet! Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, August 26, 2013

I'm Back!

Hey there! Surprise! I'm back! Life has been crazy busy since my last post...but have settled down a bit and I am hoping to be posting often and sharing my creations with you. I have several new cards to share that I have taught in my DistINKtive card class at Scrapp'n Savvy. I loved teaching there!. Everyone is so talented- we have a great team of instructors and a the most amazing owner- Karrie Allen. It's an honor to be part of her team.

I'll be posting my cards a few at a time- forgive the lack of details regarding materials- its been a while and I didn't have everything written down. The great thing about sharing our creations is that the layouts can be redesigned with any variety of pattern papers and color schemes. I hope you get a little inspiration to spark your creativity- thanks for stopping by!

My first card using a fun technique I learned from Els of Elizabeth Craft Designs when I took her class at CHA this summer ( Yes I went to my first CHA!!). I use her products almost every month in my classes and this was one technique I didn't know. You can find a tutorial here from Els herself. Basically you emboss Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz. Attach it to a double sided adhesive that has been attached to white cardstock. Stick on the Shimmer Sheetz and brayer it down well. Peel it off and the iridescence stays behind in the design of the emboss. Next add microfine glitter and you end up with a beautiful glittery design. I used the negative piece on the bottom of the card. Two great uses from one piece of Shimmer Sheetz.. I used Sizzix Bigz Borders and Hydrangeas die for the flowers and a leaf punch from my stash. I inked one of the flowers in each bud set and alternated them for some dimension. A stamped sentiment and a little bit of tulle tucked in added a finished touch.

The second card for today also uses an Elizabeth Craft Design product- outline stickers. In this class I wanted to show how to use then on watercolor paper and color them with Distress Markers and a water brush. I love the effect. It's a nice change from the Copic on Glitter technique we often use with the outline stickers. The background is embossed and inked with Versamark to bring out the design. The edges of the floral panel are distressed and popped up on foam adhesive. I added some washi tape, glitter dots and a few staples as embellishments.
Again thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear from you ( So I know someone is still out so please leave a comment!
Have a great week!