Saturday, January 21, 2012

More Fun with Greeting Card Kids

Happy Saturday!

Bill and the kids all went fishing and target practicing today, so instead of going with them, I thought I would use this opportunity to have some uninterrupted crafting time to myself. 

To get the little girls dress to match the background design I stamped the image on the cardstock and cut the dress out.  Then I stamped the image on Whisper White cardstock and adhered the cut out dress over the stamped image on white.  I believe this is called Paper Piecing. 

I just love  the Greeting Card Kids stamp set.  The children are darling and the images are versatile, they can be used for many different cards.

 Goodies used to create this card:
  • Greeting Card Kids stamp set
  • You are Loved stamp set
  • Brads
  • Clearlits Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Corner Rounder Punch
  • Decorative Label Punch
  • Scallop Border Punch
  • Scallop Trim Border Punch
  • Ribbon
  • Watercolor Wonder Crayons

Thank you all for stopping by! 

Blessings & Inky Hugs;

~Shawnie B.

Toucan of Friendship

I stepped outside my comfort zone on this one.  I went with bright cheerful tropical/type colors since the Toucan is a tropical bird (isn't it?).  Well, if they are not normally, this one is.  lol

This stamp set is a retired stamp set, but I couldn't resist using the cute images for Valentines Day.

It's difficult to see, but I used Crystal Effects to help the birds eyes bug out and be more googlie.  

Goodies used to create this card:
  • Toucan of my Love stamp set used
  • Watercolor Wonder Crayons
  • Aqua Painter
  • Brads
  • Crystal Effects
  • Big Shot
  • Lacey Circle Nestabilities Die
  • Love Language CB embossing folder
  • Vines CB embossing folder
  • Modern Label Punch
  • Word Window Punch
  • Dimensionals
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Blessings & Inky Hugs!


Friday, January 20, 2012

Pearls & Bows

I'm not really sure what I was going for this time around, I went into my craft room and just started putting things together.  With my "Mojo" difficulties here lately, I was welcoming any kind of inspiration so when ideas started popping into my head I didn't question them.  (Don't you hate months like that?!)  lol

The picture doesn't show it, but the butterflies are covered by Dazzling Diamonds to add a delicate sparkle to the card.  

Goodies used to create this card.
  • You are Loved stamp set
  • Cutter Kit - for distressing the mat under the sentiment
  • Dazzling Diamonds
  • Glue Pen
  • Framed Tulips Embossing Folder
  • Big Shot
  • Halfback Pearls
  • Beads from the Pretties Kit (now discontinued but you can use an combination of beads and or charms)
  • Ribbon 1 & 1/4 Grosgrain and 1/4 sheer
  • Thread - for bunching the grosgrain ribbon and stringing the pearls and crystal charm
  • Ticket Corner Punch
  • Glue Dots for adhering the sheer bow
Helpful Tip:  If you do not have a cutter kit or distresser, but would still like to get the same results, you can (carefully) run the blade of your scissors along the edge of your paper to get a raised distressed edge effect. 

Another Helpful Tip:  Would you like to add flock to your supply stash AND in any Stampin' Up! color to coordinate with your project?  The Cutter Kit works so well that when distressing you get shaved cardstock, just like flock.  Simply save your trimmings when distressing your cardstock to have for later or shave it as you need it!  Please be sure to let me know if you have any questions on how to do this!  ")

Thank you so much for stopping by & God bless!

~Shawnie Bartron
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