Sunday, May 31, 2015

May Design Challenge- Follow Your Heart

Hi Everyone!

Today is the day for the Elizabeth Craft Designs- Design Team Challenge for May. The theme this month was to use one of our new large stone, bricks or circles dies.

The bricks were calling to me to make them into the Yellow Brick Road which inspired me to create this card. I diecut the bricks twice from yellow bling cardstock to make it extra long. I wanted the road to get wider as it went so I used some of the bricks from the extra piece to fill in on the sides to make it wider, Worked perfectly! Next I needed the ruby slippers- I used the beautiful shoes/feet from  Jackie's Dolls 1 Peel-Offs- glittered and colored with E01 and R39 Copic. I diecut the letters for the word FOLLOW from Alphabet 1- Caps and adhered them to a strip of vellum. The word "your" is cut from an old book- I thought it would be a nice nod to the Wizard of Oz to use real book text. A glittered heart finishes it off. 

Don't forget to visit the ECD blog for links to all the other amazing Design Team projects You will be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by today! Remember to always follow your heart!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Yellow Rose of Texas

Hi Friends,
Being a Texan, the song The Yellow Rose of Texas inspired me to create this card featuring Susan's Gardens Garden Note -Rose 2 die. The sweet rose and bud were perfect to create a tag card with Texas flag colors and 2 yellow roses.

For the card, I diecut the base with Tags & More 7- Vine, embossed the front with Lots of Dots embossing folder and added the pattern paper. Next I diecut  the Tags & More 4- Flourish tag to build my roses on. You can see a video explaining how to create these Roses from Susan HERE.  A few strips of Glitter Stars Border and some ribbon and the card is complete. 

Garden Notes dies are perfect for cards and easy to put together. Give the Rose 2 a try and create your own special card!

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Flower Shop- Susan's Garden DT blogpost

Hi Friends!
I'm featured on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today with a post for Susan's Gardens Design Team. Come on over and see how I made this card using the Country Scapes line of dies. I just love the way you can customize your story!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Watercolor and Sequins!

Hi Friends,
Today I am sharing a card with you I created for my card class this month. I've been fascinated by sequins lately and finally got some to play with. This card is inspired by Kristina Werner - she plays around with inks and vellum  and sequins a lot and I always love the look.

Wartercolor Inked Sequin Card
Fold card base in half. Stamp sentiment on vellum with Versa Mark Ink. Be sure to use the embossing buddy before stamping. Set aside. Create the inked background. Dribble each color of Distress ink/mist on the top of the water color paper, varying the colors. Tilt card upright and spritz with water to make colors run. Keep adding colors and drying until the desired look is achieved. Sprinkle with inks to get droplets. Spritz with both mists for the pearlized sheen. Add a few lines of blue Wink of Stella. Dry. Adhere to card front. Adhere vellum sentiment strip about 1” from bottom. I used tiny gluedots that can be covered with sequins. Add sequins to complete.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you are inspired to get out your inks and some water color paper and let your inner artist out!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Floral Cupcake Birthday Card

Hi Friends!
Today is my day to share a project on the ECD blog. Come on over and see how I created this flowertabulous card using the new Bunch of Flowers 4 dies from the Spring release. Love it!!