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.