Monday, May 30, 2011
When I saw these flowers I knew I had to learn to make them. I saw them first here which had a link to the tutorial here. They are so super-easy and can be done in a variety of mediums - I have made them in felt, foam, and cardstock; felt is my favourite, but the others are fun too. Be careful because if you give this a try, you will be addicted! I thought this would be perfect for the Paper Players Anything Goes challenge this week. Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Fabulous Frames
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: White, Green, Pink (dark and light) felt, basic pearls
Sunday, May 29, 2011
I just discovered the blog My Pink Mexico and have been doing some casing! Today's card is one I cased from this card. These are not normally colours I would choose, but something about this card just caught my interest. I don't have the Fabulous Florets stampset, but did get the brush set for My Digital Studio - I think it is too much like Fifth Avenue Floral. I created the background on MDS and printed it. I also did a sheet of the flower that I cut out - I did them in all different colours and will cut them out and use them in later projects. I like the way it turned out. TFL.
Stamps: Cheep Talk (Branch, MDS), Fabulous Florets (MDS), Wordplay
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Plim, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Hemp Twine, Basic Pearl
Thursday, May 26, 2011
You may recognize this card from Tuesday's post - can you spot the difference? Instead of the buttons and pearls I used on the last card, I used brads in order to play along with Pals Paper Arts. I love these challenges. I have to admit I think I like the brads better than the buttons and pearls. I had to take this picture in low light, so it looks like Very Vanilla, but it is in fact Whisper White and PPoint. I love the little rose made using the Sizzix 3-d Flower die - they are much easier to roll in felt than they are in paper. What do you think - buttons and pearls or the simplicity of brads? TFL - Meg
Cardstock: Beyond the Garden (MDS), PPoint, WWhite
Stamps: Wordplay - Love it!
Accessories: blue metallic brads, basic pearls, rosette
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I am really enjoying making hybrid cards. I made this one by printing the background DSP from MDS - it is one of the patterns found in the Beyond the Garden DSP. I used the sentiment from Word Play; I waited awhile to get this set, and I am loving it. I made the rose from some felt I got at another craft store - the die cut I used is the Sizzix 3-d Flower die; I love this die. I used the Pacific Point buttons and put some basic pearls in the centers. I am really thrilled with the way this card turned out. TFL.
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Beyond the Garden DSP
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: Sizzix 3-d flower die, PPpoint buttons, Basic Pearls, Large and Small Oval Nesties
Monday, May 23, 2011
It has been awhile; I really admire those of you who manage to post everyday - it really is a lot of work and a real commitment. This is a hybrid card I made. I cased a couple of different cards - you can find them here and here. I will be doing this card at my next club meeting. I want to show how easy it is to use MDS to create background papers on which you can stamp. I wasn't thrilled with the stamp selection in the Summer Mini - so I didn't order any. I did order a couple for MDS though (Open Sea and Fabulous Florets). I have also started doing this with designer papers too. I find that in each pack of designer paper there are always pages I don't like and never use. Ordering these through MDS allows me to save money and to simply print/use the deisgns I do like. I saw the technique of using the baker's twine as a frame on someone's blog - I don't remember whose, but if I come across it, I will link it. I love the way this card turned out. Hope you are all having a great long weekend (those of you in Canada). TFL.
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Whisper White, White Embossing powder
Stamps: Open Sea (MDS), Wordplay, Well-Scripted
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, copper brads, Large scallop border, 3/4" circle punch