Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Paper Pumpkin 2018 February

I just love this kit-  I have been playing with the kit and the flower pieces that are supposed to be used on the envelope are so pretty I had to use it on the card.  Then the pieces that are left over from the letter I had to use in another card. So much fun. The card above had a layer of pink pirouette CS added.

 This one used the negative from the words

 I would love a whole sheet of these stickers to buy separate.
 The daisies were popped up to add more dimension.

 The is the celebrate card that I layered over a whisper CS embossed with Layered Leaves embossing folder.  It just seemed too plain without it.

 Since I had some pieces left over I wanted to use it to make some cards for birthdays- this is using the Star Blast Edgelit die ( SU retired) and silver glimmer paper behind the diecut for that sparkle and some clear rhinestone jewels for a little more masculine feel.

Friday, March 23, 2018

A little z box pop-up garden birthday card for someone special

 I have been thinking about this card for a while now-I thought a garden of flowers would be perfect using this z box pop-up template.

The base is Pool Party - I dauber'ed some whisper white ink to make some clouds in the sky although hard to see.  Stam the sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet in Soft Suede.

I diecut the fence-  I collect all these dies so not sure which company this is from- I let the end not cut so I could extend the fence the whole 11".    the tree is from the retired Beautiful Branches but I guess you

could use any tree die in chocolate chip and Old Olive.    Added strips of crumbcake to make the soil in the middle for the sunflowers to bloom from.
The little flowers, leaves and branches are from a Tim Holtz die, retired SU Botanical blooms framelit and little flower stamps I got from Michaels for a $1  over the years. 
 The sunflowers are the centers of the SU retired Beautiful Bunch stamped with soft suede on daffodil delight CS punched out with 7/8 "
scallop punch- see image end of this post.  I colored in the center with bronze Stampin Blends to contrast.  The leaves below are from retired Botanical Blooms in different green CS.  I used a 1/4 inch strips of clear plastic- cut from packages with glue dots on both ends to keep the blowers from drooping.  They are clear so pretty invisible.

My most favorite of all is the little graduated star flowers.   It's from the  Star Border punch- you punch once and you get all these little stars that fit perfectly on a little branch of leave to make such a cute little stick of flowers.  I did add a little starburst in center of each flower with real red and in case of the yellow flowers with soft suede to add a little depth.   Add some butterflies- the bigger butterfly is from You Move Me set- stick a few around here and there. Below is the card totally opened- This card has taken me a better part of a day to cut all the tiny pieces-  I love it and I hope whoever receives this will love it too.

the flower stamp with the center stamped- I use the little stampin spots for this- it's perfect for inking that little area.  The center of the flower colored in....


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Playful background winterberries

I was goofing around and thought the round stamps from Playful Background looked like a bunch of berries- I stamped the branch from Beautiful branches onto whisper white- then stamped the berries in Real Red.  The new foam ink stays wet a little longer than the dye ink and I was able to sprinkle some clear embossing powder to add a little more dimension to the berries.  I cut one of the round circles from the big stamp and used it to stamp some more berries where I thought it needed it.  A real simple, kind of wintery card.  Love the big sentiment from Colorful season- stamped also in real red. Mount on real red CS then on whisper white base.