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!!


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Hey Chick says Have a Great Day

I decided to pull outa set from Stampn' Up called Hey Chick. Most of the cardstocks in this card are from the Treasures line from Paper Temptress.  I used the Crafty Brown Treasures for the base and the sentiment.. The Periwinkle set off  the brown for the second layer.

Now here is my simple technique for today.  The patterned layer is cryogen white. I colored it with distress ink and finger daubers.  I then took a stencil and sprayed it with water and put it down on the cardstock.  I laid a paper towel on top and pushed down on the stencil.  This helped to get rid  of excess water.  Remove stencil and dab excess water off of your cardstock.

The frame around the chicken is made from Goldenrod Treasures.  I needed a bright color to highlight  colored image so I used Mango Orange Treasures.  The image was stamped on Cryogen White.

Add a few rhinestones for some extra bling and there you have it.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

A Camping Birthday

This is a birthday card for my son-in-law.  All the stamps used are from Stampn' Up.  I stamped in Memento Black and colored all the images with colored pencils.

The base of the card has shimmer to it and is Blumarino Incandescent.  The yellow layer is Sunshine yellow columns so there is a little texture there.  The main images are mounted on Opal Mica Metallic.  I did stamp lightly some clouds and grass and then distressed the outside.  All the images are stamped on Cryogen White with black Memento ink.

I have been trying to give a little easy technique in my posts lately.  So I have a second card today.

This card is only two layers.  The bottom layer is Epic Black thick classic columns.  This gives the back a little texture.  The card front is Cryogen White.  I used two colors of bingo markers to make the little monsters.  When you slam the marker onto the cardstock a spatter image is made. I added goggly eyes.  My grandchildren are 4 and 7 months.  This is just perfect.

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.