Friday, August 28, 2015

Hankie Print

I found this hankie print Duck Tape at the dollar store and knew right away what I'd create with it.  I cased one of my own cards which also used tape but with snowflakes - check it out here.

I made 15 kits and one example of this card to use in a class for an assisted living home but I left off the tiny black border and I much prefer this card, that tiny black border really makes a difference.  I cut the border using  Perfect Layers Mini with a craft knife and Perfect Cutting Mat.

Other materials used:
Chameleon Pens: OR4, CG8, OL3 to color the flowers and leaves
Scalloped black border - Cheery Lynn
Black label - Quickutz
White label - MyArtC
Flowers and leaves - My Favorite Things
Foam tape to pop up the flowers and sentiment panel
Duct Tape - Duck Tape (brand name)

Friday, August 7, 2015

Floral Oval

The Just For Fun - Floral Oval image was colored first with Chameleon Pens PK3, RD4, BG4 and then highlighted with Prismacolor pencils Pink, Cobalt Turquoise, Light Aqua, Olive Green, Process Red.  The pencils are used after the markers to avoid damage to the nibs.

Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini were used to cut the straight borders.
Spellbinder border, Lea'bilities flourished oval, Cuttlebug die for small circles in right lower corner

AC Cardstock - white textured, Bazzill - turquoise, Coordinations pink,  Beckett Expressions for image

Other supplies and tools:
Foam tape for popping up the oval panels, Paper Glaze to cover the pink circles, detail scissors to cut the oval image

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Perfect Paper Crafting - Design Team Call

If you're interested in joining the team please click the link to read the details: 
Perfect Paper Crafting - design team details
If you'd like to check out all the tools from PPC click HERE

Monday, July 20, 2015

Birdcage and Flourishes

I was playing with Globecraft and Piccolo products to create this card using the following supplies:

Globecraft and Piccolo - birdcage, small bird, Siam Silver and Micro White embossing enamels

Chameleon Pens were used to color the berries and if you look close you'll see some contrast color on the pink and blue flowers that didn't photograph well.

Tools:  Cheery Lynn - flourish dies, Martha Stewart branch and hydrangea punch, EK Success flower punched (smallest flower is from a border punch), Gelli Plate, sponges,
Sweetstamps stencils - Encircled Diamonds, Wrought Iron, Kitchen Floor
Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers for 1/8" border, Perfect Ruler for spacing the decorative tape

Other supplies: acrylic paints, Ranger Crackle Paint, Ranger Spray Stains,  variety of companies for the pearls, Little B thin decorative tape, Aleene's tacky glue, decorative floral berries.

Note: I avoided heat embossing where I knew the flowers would be attached so the tacky glue would stick.

Monday, July 6, 2015


A pretty simple card using the following tools for cutting:
Spellbinder circle and curved edge dies
Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini for 1/8" border

The image was colored with Chameleon Pens: OL3, YO3, NU3, PK3, BL3

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - 4 sided Floral Block RB7004Webbed and Spattered Background J2209, Sentiments 1 UMS7018

Paper: Beckett Expressions - image panel,  Recollections - white, Bazzill - pink, green, Jelly Bean Soup - designer paper

Accessories: Recollections - enamel dots, foam tape

Spring Bouquet

The Printworks image Spring Flowers was colored with Chameleon Pens.

The 1/16" and 1/8"  Perfect Layers Mini rulers, Perfect Cutting Mat, and craft knife were used to cut the borders.  Perfect layers every time!

The Perfect Airbrush and stencil were used to create the designer paper using a marker for ink.

Once colored the chevron stripes were cut apart using the Perfect Ruler and Perfect Cutting Mat.All pieces were put to use on the front and one left over for the insert. 

Other supplies:
Paper: AC Cardstock - textured purple, Beckett Expressions - white for image, unknown smooth white
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Hero Arts regular gems and flower gems, foam tape, Paper Glaze for gem adhesive, Clear Star Gelly Roll pen to accent flowers
Chameleon Pens: VO4, PR4, BL6, RD4, NU1 over PK3, YO3, YL2, OR4, OL3, YG3, GR3, CG8, NU3
Stencil - Die Cuts with a View

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Flowers and Bees

The image and die cuts were colored with Copic markers: petals - RV69,YR18,16,15,14,12, centers Y17,19,18, E15,13,11, leaves - G99,94,85,82, bees C10,9,6, Y17,19,18, B000,0000

The background was created with one of the new SweetStamps stencils named Roof Tiles and Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen.  No masking but I was extra careful to avoid the image using a makeup wedge as a sponge.

Images: SweetStamps -Autumn Blooms

Paper: Bazzill - orange, Beckett Expressions - image panel and bees, Recollections - cream, unknown burgundy

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen

Tools: Spellbinder frame die, Memory Box bee die, Scor-Pal - line embossing, SweetStamps stencil -  Roof Tiles

Accessories: Eyelet Outlet - pearls, Paper Glaze to attach pearls, Aleene's tacky glue to attach bees, foam tape

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gathering Pollen

 The image was colored with Chameleon Pens: blossom - BK4, OR4, stems and leaves - OL3, bee - YL2, YO3, BL3, and Yellow and Star Dust Stickles.

Image: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Gathering Pollen E2885

Paper: Beckett Expressions Radiance - for image,  Die Cuts with a View - designer paper, Bazzill - blue,  unknown leather texture white

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Tools: Spellbinder oval dies, Scor-Pal for embossed lines, Perfect Layers from Perfect Paper Crafting to measure the exact 3/4" space over the designer paper

Stencil Patterns and Butterflies

This is a great layout to show off some of the new stencils from SweetStamps.  The top design is 3x6" Tangrams, center - 3x6" Checker Flowers, bottom - Backsplash.  Ranger Distress Ink was used to sponge the colors.  Over the stop of the stenciling molding paste was applied using the stencil 6x6" Encircled Diamonds and once the paste was dry the stencil was replaced and distress ink was applied for color then sticky powder and Micro Fine Glitter was applied.

Aged White enamel was sprinkled on the edges and popped into the toaster oven to melt.  I found a very small one at Salvation Army and it's much easier to use than a heat gun - no fly away powder!

Glitter paper was created using heat and stick and Micro Fine Glitter, one set of butterflies were cut from the glitter paper and a second set from the purple.  Also four backs (this is a two pieces butterfly set) were cut so the glitter paper pieces could be inlaid into the purple outline and just the opposite was also created and I'll have a second set on hand for another project.   

Other supplies:
Paper: Coodinations - purple, all other papers unknown
Ink: VersaMark for embossing, Ranger Distress Ink - tumbled glass, squeezed lemonade, spun sugar, shaded lilac
Tools: Perfect Layers used for spacing the panels, butterflies -  Flutterby #2
Accessories: unknown gems, Paper Glaze for adhesive, Aleene's tacky glue for butterfly assembly and attaching to the card