Sunday, October 29, 2017

Cable Knit Christmas

Christmas is sneaking up so I thought I would share my first Christmas card.

This was my card for Paper Temptress this week.  The base is Brown Basis.   The wreath was also cut from the Brown Basis.

 I thought the Green Basis would make a great second layer.  The Green Basis was also used as second layer on the sentiment.  I used Kraft Treasures for the cable knit layer.  It has a little texture and worked perfectly.

Olive Basis seemed to be the perfect cardstock for the greenery.  Gold Pearl Linen was used for the sentiment.  Last but not least was the shiny Red Ribbon Bow.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Troll For Aria

 Good thing is that this is a birthday card for my granddaughter and it is actually done early.  Guess what the theme of the part is.  TROLLS

The base of this card is amethyst mica metallic.  Mica metallic is shimmery and a really nice weight for the base.

I tried the Heavy Weight Vellum for the second layer.  It embossed so nicely.  I colored some of the areas on the back side.

The troll is actually 2 colors of Basis.  The bottom layer is Pink Basis and the top layer is Magenta Basis.  The wording is actually two colors.  I tried Aqua Basis (light ) first and it was to light, so I cut the words in Teal basis and placed it on top of the first layer.  It raised my words off the page and if you look at the side you can see the layers

Sunday, October 1, 2017

For the Newlyweds

Well it must be wedding season.  The base for this card is Neenah Ivory.    I used Burgundy Basis for the embossed layer.  The basis line because of the cardstock weight takes embossing just perfectly.

I wanted to carry on the heart theme.  The first layer of the heart is Pink Ice Antique Parchment. The antique Parchment is a light pink variegated cardstock.   Top heart is the Neenah Ivory again only I added distress ink to the cut out image.  This cardstock took the ink accent just wonderfully.  The sentiment is stamped on Gold Pearl Linen.  The picture does not show it , but it has a beautiful shimmer to it.

Lastly the ribbon is some that I had in my stash.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Love is in the Air

I needed a wedding card for a girl at church.  Don't really know the colors for the wedding so I used colors that I like.   All the cardstock used for this card came from Magnolia Dreams cardstock pack.  The base for this card is Solar White Thin Columns.  I wanted the columns to show slightly so I used Antique Linen  distress ink.

The accent for the main image and the Love are both cut from Teal Basis.  I love this color because it is so rich and highlights beautifully.

Background for the hearts is White Pearl Linen.  Last month Paper Temptress paired with  Gracielle Design .  The polka dot pattern came from Magnolia Dreams pattern from Gracielle Designs. I did add some Victorian velvet distress inks to the edges

Hearts were cut from Azalia Mica Metallic.  Love the shimmer here.  Added the bow to symbolize a sort of union of the hearts.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sharing one more Graciellie Design

I know the blog hop with Graciellie Design is over, but I just had to make one more card.  The previous link is for the etsy store.  Here is the link to the Graciellie Design blog

I have never really been one to print out digital paper and use it on cards, but love these designs.  The polka dot was printed on white pearl linen .  There is some slight texture there and a beautiful sheen.  I did add a few rhinestones for a little more glitz.  Cryogen White  always works beautifully for the digital paper designs and also for coloring.

The base for the card is Magenta Basis and the light blue layer is Aqua Basis.  The dark teal ribbon was calling to be added , so there you go.  Thanks to Graciellie Design for some great patterns and Paper Temptress for some great cardstock.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Another blog hop card

I have fallen in love with the cut files and digital designs from Graciellie Design.  Add Paper Temptress cardstock and you have it all.

Tried taking a little different angle on this card.  The base is epic Black Thick Columns.  The Columns are a little bit hard for me to photograph but you can see them if you really look close.  I love cutting things on my cricut and these cut files cut perfectly.  The ornate side panel is gold pearl linen.  This cardstock has a little linen texture and a small amount of shimmer.

The flowers were printed on cryogen white.  I did the print and cut on the cricut.  Flowers were colored with copic markers with a little yellow glitter in the middle.

Finally I added the shimmery gold bow.  Everything in this card is in the special cardstock package made especially for this Graciellie collection. It is called Magnolia Dreams
Don't forget the blog hop to showcase the Graciellie collection and Paper Temptress cardstock is still going on.  Here is the list.
Gracielle Designs 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Magnolia Dreams and Paper Temptress

Hi all.  Welcome to the blog hop.  If you are following the hop you should have arrived here from Ginny's blog.  Design team members from Paper Temptress and Graciellie Design will be showcasing some great cardstock from Paper Temptress and some gorgeous  digital images, paper and cut files from Graciellie Design. Graciellie Design is where the blog hop begins.

The base for my card is Cotton Candy Pop Tones.  I wanted a nice light base to show off the other beautiful colors.  The flower and the patterned cardstock(which is a digital paper design from Graciellie Design) are both done from Cryogen White.  To say the least the design printed out perfectly and the cardstock has a little shimmer to it.  I colored the flower with copic markers.  Finally the teal frame was cut from Teal Basis.  I felt like this dark cardstock really set off the nice flower.

Just loving the cardstock and designs being showcased so I decided to add another card.
It is very difficult to photograph silver cardstock.  That is exactly what the base of this card is.  It is called Silver Metallic Glossy

Another thing that the previous post did not show was the cut files from Graciellie Design.  I used a Cricut and cut the fancy piece in the middle from Teal Basis.  Middle oval is also  Teal Basis.
The flower was again printed on Cryogen White  and colored with distress ink and a little water on a brush.   Pink layer in the middle is Azalea Mica Metallic  and has a sheen to it.  Both ovals were cut from dies from Stampn' Up.

Sorry for the long post, but I just have the need to show as much of this cardstock and designs as possible.  Just one more. I did use one of the sentiments from Graciellie Design in this card.   Base for this card is Kraft Treasures.

The flowers are printed on Cryogen White and the spots are printed on White Pearl Linen.  Both worked perfectly but if you want a little sheen and a little texture the Linen is the answer.

The light blue in the layers is Aqua Basis.  The accent on the sentiment is Teal Basis

There is a special cardstock pack available from Paper Temptress that was put together just for this blog hop.  The colors  showcased in the hop are to die for.

The next stop on the hop is Holley.  Have fun!

Here is the full blog hop list and link to cardstock pack if you need it for reference.

Magnolia Fields Variety Pkg

Two people will win the beautiful Magnolia Dreams Variety Pkg. which includes 25 sheets of very high quality cardstock, five ribbons, and one adorable bow.  One winner will the complete Magnolia Dreams collection from Gracielle Designs...To enter to win all you have to do is leave a comment on every post in this will be selected on August 14th... GOOD LUCK!!