Sunday, June 25, 2017

Fun with punches



 All the cardstock in this card is from Paper Temptress.  The base of this card is Serpentine Mica Metallic. If you look closely there is a slight green color to it.  It is also shimmery.

The two frilly layers at the top and the bottom are Monterey Sand Classic Linen.  This cardstock has a slight texture to it. The coral distress layer was also the Monterey Sand Classic Linen.
The brown piece in the middle and the layer around the main image is Hot Fudge Pop Tones.  I had a punch set that did the corners of the brown layer and a straight punch that matched to do the accent on the top and bottom.

The main image was stamped on Cryogen White.  I did cut a piece larger than my image and used a stamp positioner for this image.  I stamped with Distress Abandoned Coral.   I then stamped it again with the same color and got out my water brush.  The idea is to drag the color to the ends of the petals.  I added Distress Peeled paint to the leaves also with the water brush.  A little Distress Mustard seed was added to the middle.  The final step was to stamp the image with Distress Brushed Corduroy.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Wood Planks for Father's Day

I was looking for a different look for Father's Day.  My sister-in-law recently taught me how to make the wood planks.

I used the Brown bag cardstock for the base of the card and for the planks.  I cut a piece of the Brown Bag cardstock to 3 3/4 x 4 inches.  I used a sort of dry dark brown stamp pad to make the wood marks on the cardstock.  You  can then stamp whatever you want on the piece.  There are (5) 3/4 inch pieces cut.  Paper should be layed with the 3 3/4 inch side laid left to right.  I edged the planks with a dark brown ink pad.  To make it easier to assemble I cut a piece of cardstock 3 3/4 x 3.  I raised by planks a little with foam mounting tape.  I used the 3 3/4 x 3 piece to apply my planks to.  The first plank can be put right on the edge and all the rest will follow.

The second layer is Eggplant Brown Bag.  I sort of messed up here.  The cardstock is no longer available.  There is a color called Cranberry Brown Bag that would do the trick.  I roughed the edge a little and applied dark purple ink around the edge.  It needed a little bit of something so I added the twine.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sparkle for Mother's Day

This is another Mother's Day card.  All the cardstocks used here have some sheen to them. The cardstock is all from Paper Temptress. The base of this card is Kunzite Mica Metallic.

The main layer is Cryogen.  I decided to use some chalk on it and then top the chalked image with a beautiful rose cute from Vintage Silver Lustre.  Final step was to add the sequins and sentiment.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Starting on Mother's Day

It was time for me to make my post and thought I would get started on Mother's Day cards.

The base for this card is Eggplant feltweave.  It is great for a base because it is thick and has a little texture to it.

The rose and the leaves were cut from Vintage Silver Lustre.  It has a sheen to it.  I colored it with distress ink.  The backing for the leaves is Jelly Bean Green  pop tones and the backing for the rose is Bananna Split Pop Tones.

To bring in a little more sheen I used Rose Quartz Mica metallic behind the rose as the first layer and Mars Mica Metallic for the second layer.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Classic Linen can say thinking about you

 
 
 
All cardstock in this card is from Paper Temptress.  The base for this card is Earthstone Classic Linen.  The Mauve colored layer is Royal Mauve Classic Linen.  The beautiful brown is Chocolate Truffle Classic Linen.  Sorry I can't find a link for the chocolate linen.   The oval, butterflies and layer under the Hamby print is all Classic Natural Linen.

 

I know the butterfly in the second picture is a little blurry, but the point of this picture was to show the texture in the Classic Linen line.  On the butterflies I tried using some chalk and I used distress ink on the oval sentiment.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Layers for You


I played around with some layers in this card.  The base of this card is Solar White.

The beautiful teal layer is Lagoon Mica Metallic.  I stamped on Coral Mica Metallic for the second layer.  For you was stamped on Solar White.


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Butterflies say thinking of you


Happy Sunday everyone.  I just can't get enough of the mica metallic cardstock.

I used the cryogen white for the base of this card to keep with the glitzy  look.  The blue green layer is Lagoon Mica Metallic.   I also made the frame from Lagoon Mica Metallic. I then layered Opal Mica Metallic on top of that.  The lines were put on the Opal cardstock with a scoring tool.  It needed a little bit of something so I added some distress ink.

The tag was made from Amber Mica Metallic.  Finally all the butterflies were cut from Azalea Mica Metallic