Sunday, April 29, 2012

Butterflies and Flowers

JustRite Friday Color Challenge #071 - "Perfect Pastels"

JustRite is hosting a color challenge this week.  Not having the colors I needed in designer papers I decided to use Copic Markers and the  JustRite "With sympathy" set to create this card.  The card began with a 5 x 7 base that was airbrushed with Copic YR 31.  On this was mounted the background that was embossed with the new Spellbinder M-Bossabilities "Imperial" folder.This was airbrushed with both the YR31 and YR65.  Pearl Gems were added to this base.  The flower was stamped on a Spellbinder Classic Oval and colored with Copic Markers  YR31 (Lt Reddish Yellow) and RV14 (Begonia Pink) as the tip color.  I did mask off a portion of the stamp to fit the oval.  These were blended which gave a little different color to the flower.  YG 61and YG63 were used on the leaves.   This was framed with the new Spellbinder "Floral Oval" using Neenah Solar White.  Small pearl gems were added to the frame.   A Spellbinder ribbon tag was cut and stamped with a sentiment from the JustRite Set and airbrushed with the YR31.  Butterflies were cut with a Memory Box die and colored using the three challenge colors.  When I started this was a challenge, but with white paper, an embossing folder, the right stamp, a few pearl gems  and some dies it became a card.  Hope you enjoy.


paper:  Neenah solar white

Dies:  Spellbinder Floral ovals, Spellbinder Classic Oval,  Spellbinder ribbon tags, Memory Box butterfly

Accessories:  Spellbinder M-Bossabilities "Imperial",  Copic Airbrush.  Pearl Gems

Ink and Markers:  Memento tuxedo black, Copic Markers RV 14, YG 61, YG 63, YR31, YR65

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Fabulous Birthday

This card started with the new paper I purchased from WeR Memory Keepers "Anthologie".  The colors are so pretty and I could not wait to create with them.   Joan's Garden is having a challenge in which you create a pretty card with flowers you make.  The flowers on this card began with a Spellbinder Scalloped Circle.  I used four of the dies and two DP papers.  A little crunching and a brad/pearl and the flower was done.  Well maybe alot of crunching was needed on both flowers as the paper is a little stiff.  This is a technique that I used a couple of years ago and have not done since.  A sentiment from the Penny Black set "Sweet Wishes" was stamped on an oval cut with a Spellbinder "Floral Oval".  A string of pearl gems frames the sentiment.  This paper is popped up on the card base.  Pearl gems also highlight two of the corners.  Several layers of the DP used in the frame and flowers make up the base of the card.  A fun and really a rather simple card to make.  Hope you enjoy

Sunday, April 22, 2012

a day to celebrate

Wanting to make something a little different I looked at Joan"s Garden Challenge for this week and here it is.  The challenge is to use flowers and make a pretty card. I hope you can see the many flowers in the design of the card.   I started with Bo Bunny "Back to Basics"  paper and a die from Memory Box "Twirling Vine Frame (cut in white). Very small pearls were added on what appears to be small flowers on the frame.    The card itself is a 5 x 7 in size.  The flowers are from the same paper using a Spellbinder Die "bitty blossoms".  The flowers were tipped with a Copic Marker R85.  The sentiment from Penny Black "Gratitude" was stamped on another Bo Bunny "Back to Basics" paper and edged with the Distress marker Worn Lipstick.  The paper was cut with a Spellbinder oval and placed on top of a Spellbinder "Floral" oval cut from white.  Three pearls were added to finish off the oval.  A butterfly was cut with a Memory Box die from the DP and distressed with Worn Lipstick Distress Stain .  The center of the butterfly was distressed with an distress marker.  This was placed on a silk bow and a pearl pin added.  Close ups can be seen of both the butterfly and the flowers (taken from a top view).  This was fun to make.  Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

All My Love

This was a sample card I made for the Fond Memories Spring workshop to highlight the stamp set I used.  This is from the JustRite "With Sympathy" set.  The image is colored with Copic Markers and mounted on a purple frame cut with the new Spellbinder 'Floral Oval" Die.  A Spellbinder ribbon tag was used for the sentiment which was distressed with Dusty Concord.  A really simple card to make.  Fun too.  Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sweet and Sassy

JustRite Friday Challenge #070 -- "Pretty Papers".  

This JustRite Stampers challenge is to create your own background paper.  Using the JustRite Topsy Turvy Cakes set a background was created of flowers.  Four small flowers from the set were repeated on a piece of Neenah solar white paper.  The flowers and leaves were colored with Copic Markers-RV00, YG03, Y13 and Y08.  The paper was then distressed with Antique Linen.  A green bow was added with a pearl pin.  A button holds the sentiment tag stamped from the same JustRite set and cut with a Spellbinder Floral Oval.  Distress ink was used on the tag as well. This was mounted on a card base that was distressed with Peeled Paint for a narrow green border.  A simple card.  Hope you Enjoy.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

I hold you in my heart

This JustRite "With Sympathy" is the card that was designed for the Fond Memories Workshop.  Hope you enjoy.


**Mask off the leaves on the left flower .  Using the Tuxedo Black prepare the image to stamp.  Remove the masking tape and stamp on the Classic Oval largest die (2.75 x 3.75).
**Color the flower with YR 27 shading portions darker than others.  By going over an area more than once will make the image darker.  Color the leaves starting with the YG 95 on the veins and finishing with YG 93.
**Spray Goose Bumps 2-3 mists from 12 inches on the flower image.  Let Dry.  When dry Distress with the Vintage Photo
 **Mount the Kaisercraft “Tradition” on the Kaisercraft “Reunion” floral side.
 **Stamp the sentiment on the Memory Box die and Distress with Vintage Photo.
 **Wrap the Twine around the card 3 or 4 times.  Add the tag and tie a small bow on the right side of the card. 
 **Mount the stamped image on Kaisercraft Reunion (solid side) that was cut with the JustRite Custom Die #5 (being the largest). 
 **Mount the assembled card on the card base.  

Supplies and Paper Cuts:
Paper:  Neenah Solar White  (for stamping )
            Royal Fiber Birch cut to 5.5 x 8.5 (card base)
            Kaisercraft  These Days “Reunion”  cut to 4.25 x 5.5
            Kaisercraft These Days “ Tradition”            cut to 3.75 x 5
 Ink:     Memento Tuxedo Black
            Distress Ink:  Vintage Photo
 Twine:  30 inches
 Eclipse masking tape
Dies:   Justrite Custom Die
            Spellbinder Classic Oval large
            Memory Box Tags           
Copic Markers:  YR27, YG 93, YG95
Goose Bumps Spray

Friday, April 13, 2012

A card for any occasion

  A sneak peak at one of the stamps being used for the Fond Memories workshop this weekend.  The card shown here is a sample I made and not the workshop project.  This is a card for most any occasion made using the JustRite "With Sympathy set",  Spellbinder Grand square scallops  and regular squares were used for the base of the card.  Antique Linen distress was used on the white paper.  (sorry I do not remember the paper used for the top of the card).  A Spellbinder die (name slips me) was used to cut the floral image which was colored with Copic markers and distressed.  A bow, some gems and a pin finish off the card.  Fun to make.  Hope you enjoy

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Special Wishes to those with an April Birthday

This card was made for the Mojo Monday 235-challenge. 

Both stamp sets used are from Penny Black:  Big Wish and Gratitude.  This Penny Black set reminds me of my Granddaughter.  Copic markers (pictured below) were used to color the image.  Antique Linen distress ink was used to finish off the image circle cut with a Spellbinder Die.  The patterned paper is from a 6 x 6 Cosmo Cricket "Pixie-Licious".  The solid papers are ones I created using a technique from Tim Holtz.  I used distress ink to color the paper and then added Ranger Fine detail clear embossing powder and then heat set it. This was used on  the background behind the stamped image, the green border cut with a Spellbinder Edgeabilities and the paper ribbon.  Archival black ink was used to stamp the sentiment before adding the embossing powder on the paper ribbon.  The Distress Ink colors used were Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint and Tattered Rose.  A purple bow was added to finish off the sketch challenge.  A fun card to make.  Hope you enjoy.



Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter weekend.

This card was made with the Hero Arts/Sizzix set used in another post, a Penny Black sentiment, memento inks and paper from Echo Park.  It is on display at Fond Memories in Walnut Grove.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Happy Birthday

JustRite Stampers Friday Challenge this week is to create a spring card with a butterfly.  I Started the card with BasicGrey "Picadilly" paper and a JustRite "Breath of Spring" stamp.  The flower image was stamped and cut with a Spellbinder oval.  Copic markers were used to color the image and Antique Linen distress finished off the oval.  The stamped image was mounted on the new Spellbinder Floral oval.  A JustRite "Happy Everything" "Happy Birthday" was stamped and cut with a Spellbinder Tag.   While taking the Tim Holtz online class he showed how to use the Rock Candy Crackle Paint and I thought it would make a perfect butterfly.  Hope you can see it in the picture on the right (it will enlarge if you click on the picture).   I cut the butterfly using the Sizzix die and added the paint and allowed it to air dry.  After it had dried I used my Memento markers on it and added some pearls to finish it.  I put this on a ribbon that was colored with Antique Linen Distress ink and added a pearl pin colored with a Copic Marker-RV32 . This is a 4.25 x 5.5 card.  Copic markers used include  Y15, Y18, RV32, B21, YG91, YG93    Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Bold Pop Designs

The inspiration for this card came from a "Clean and Simple" card class I took a few months ago.  No it is not a windmill.  The stamp and die set used is from Hero Arts/Sizzix "Bold Pop Designs".   This card was made for Fond Memories in Walnut Grove and can be seen there.  I stamped the flower on white paper and inked with a Memento yellow and cut it.  The  blue was stamped with one of the flowers and a VersaMark pad for a watermark effect.  A circle was cut with Spellbinders on the blue paper, the corners were punched.  The next step was to take yellow twine wrapping it  around and then mounting on white.  The flower was added with a pearl gem in the center.  A Spellbinder tag was cut and stamped with a Penny Black "gratitude" sentiment.  I really like this Penny Black set from their "T for Transparent" series.  The card is rather simple and lots of fun to make.  Hope you enjoy