29 Apr 2016

Smile with Vellum!

I've joined up with the Online Card Class - learning how to craft with vellum - It's such a beautifully soft way to embellish and I wanted to find more ways to use it.

I'm also entering this card into The Card Concept's inspiration challenge this week - SPRING! Yeehaw if it ever shows up in this neck of the woods - I'll be surprised Lol

I stamped Papertrey Ink's Reasons to Smile stamp set (for some reason I can't find it on the website) with purples and greens and then water coloured around the image just a bit.

I stamped the sentiment with versa mark ink onto a strip of vellum and embossed with gold embossing powder.  That strip was wrapped around the image panel and adhered with Multi Medium Matte at the back.

I also added a bit of the matte glue at the front of the card - behind the vellum - and hid the glue spot with those cute little enamel dots!

I think I really LOVE gold embossing!  Head on over to The Card Concept and try out their challenge - so pretty!

CAS-ual Fridays New Release Sneak Peek Day Five!

Hey there everyone - today is the last day of sneak peeks for CAS-ual Fridays new releases- tonight at midnight all product will be up in the store for sale - YAY!!

…..and did you know that every day of the sneak peeks there has been a new question on the CAS-ual Fridays blog to answer?  You have until 9:00 pm April 29 - aacckkkk - that's today!! to answer the questions and you will be eligible for a gift code to the store woohoo!

Now onto the pretty stuff!

Today's post is all about the backgrounds!  We have a new one called Tin Roof - which can be used vintage-y, modern, classy - whichever way suits your fancy.

I decided to go very black and white - and just be classy with my creation today.

I had a little help with our Pretty Posies sentiments from our new release and Casual Trees Fri-Dies for my embellishments, choosing to tuck those sweet trees into cute little grouping of Prima flowers.

I stamped the sentiment onto a slip of white cardstock and backed it with black cardstock.

I adhered baby blue seam binding ribbon and silver twine onto a doily (from the stationary section at the grocery store haha) and then added my flowers with the attached sentiment.

Then the doily etc. was adhered to my Tin Roof stamped background which was in turned glued onto white cardstock and a Soft Stone card base.

This creation may take a bit of extra padding (and/or postage) but wouldn't it be totally worth it?!!

I hope you have enjoyed our creations this week - I know I have had a grand time playing with all the new product - have fun shopping!!

28 Apr 2016

Your Next Stamp Friendly Hello

I'm on a serious deadline to get this sketch challenge loaded - so this will be short and sweet….Lol

I received some new stamps from Your Next Stamp and I really wanted to ink them up - so I did.

This stamp set is called Basket Animals and I made sure to use the sketch challenge which is almost up yikes!!

The cute sentiment is from Your Next Stamp's Phoebe and her Wagon.

I love how Lawn Fawn patterned papers are such a great match to Papertrey Ink's cardstock - I love it!  The green polka dots is Lawn Fawn and the card base is Mint Julep from Papertrey Ink.

Here is the sketch from Your Next Stamp - I turned it on it's side  woohoo! and if you are a really quick card maker - go for it haha!

Fusion Card Challenge - Sweet Orange Blossoms/Hummingbird

Fusion Card Challenge has a gorgeous photo and/or sketch challenge this week - I am still their guest and haven't been kicked out yet HAH!

Are you thoroughly confused by my title and my creation? Me too.  Although I love little hummingbirds and how they fly around fighting between themselves, darting all over and causing my family and myself to dive for COVER…..I decided to be inspired by the sketch (sort of).

I began by water colouring Clearly Besotted Floral swag from Fairytale Ending and die cutting with the matching dies.

Then, using the gorgeous Neat & Tangled Ornate Frames I stamped and die cut (matching dies) the rectangle frame.  On the inside rectangle I stamped one of the sweet sentiments from Papertrey Ink's Petite Places: Main Street Stamp Set.

I popped up the flowers onto the Ornate Frame and them popped the frame and sentiment panel up onto a piece of Polka Dot vellum.

Using the frame from Mama Elephant's Madison Avenue Framed tags - I die cut a white cardstock frame and inlaid it into the negative frame from a piece of patterned paper - clear as MUD?

I laid those frames on top of the vellum which was layered onto half of piece of Lovely Lady and Soft Stone cardstock.

I finished it off by adding a few enamel dots and iridescent sequins.

Thank you Fusion Card Challenge for having me be your Guest Designer for April - my thinking cap was screwed on tight this month!!

CAS-ual Fridays New Release Day Four!

Good Morning and welcome to another day of NEW Release sneak peeks for CAS-ual Fridays stamps!

Today we are showing off "Bravo" and more Fri-dies and holy wow - I have two cards for you today!

I decided to get with "it" and make one a shaker card - I don't do them too often because I just keep thinking I am doing it wrong lol - but it really was quite easy to create.

I began by die cutting the Bravo Fri-die three times on black cardstock, and adhering acetate with a thin  glue line to the back.

My card base is gold cardstock and after adding strips of foam tape around the outside, (making sure to keep it all closed up so that none of the sequins would fall out when I put it all together)--   I  stuffed this baby full of gold, silver and copper sequins!!

I removed the protective strips from the foam tape and carefully laid the die cut cardstock on top to adhere.  

The gold ribbon and sweet star sequins tied it all together - great for graduation or any other accomplishment for that matter!

For my next card I hand painted gold stripes onto watercolour paper and added the die-cut Bravo - I die cut the word three times and adhered them together to add some fabulous dimension.

I snipped some black cardstock into a flag shape and stamped the sentiment in versa mark ink.  After embossing with gold embossing powder,  I popped it up under the die cut.

I added a few more gold sequins - can you ever have enough?!  I think not.

Take a look over at the CAS-ual Fridays blog to see who else is creating today - there are so many fabulous samples - it's unbelievable!

- Don't forget there is a big sale happening right now in the store - and if you use my discount code "Bonnie2016" (no quotations) you receive another 15% off - crazy good!!

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