I trimmed it down and layered it on top of some black cardstock and gold foil trim.
I made 3 different types of flowers. I have some small simple flowers that I inked with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink. Then there are some Loose Roses that have been stained with Aged Mahogany Distress Satin the I brushed over them with Clear Wink of Stella. I could not resist brushing over the edges with Gold Wink of Luna. The centers where filled with gold micro beads, I did something special to the Open Rose. I started out staining it with Aged Mahogany but with all the gold foil on the patterned paper I felt the rose needed a little gold, I dabbed Flittler Glu onto the petals and then rubbed on some Minc Gold foil. The outcome is so pretty and once the foil was on there it did not come off as I shaped the petals.
I added some Prima bling from my stash then sat back and admired all the gold foil on the card. :)
Just like every other paper crafter, I feel in love with the DCWV Mariposa papers when they first came out. I hoarded the beautiful sheets of paper because I could not bear to part with it. Well guess what? Scrapadabadoo has ordered more of the Mariposa 12x12 paper pads and the 6.5x5 paper pads ! This means I can use one set of papers and keep the other set. LOL I made this side step Thank You card and actually used several sheets of paper. haha
I started with this teal sheet then layered the coral and butterfly sheets.
Then I fussy cut some butterflies from these sheets:
Of course, I had to add some of bling (although it is difficult to see)
So now that I can have my Mariposa ans use it too, I think I will make more cards with the lovely papers.
Hello crafty friends. I made this card months ago but am just now getting around to posting it. Better late than never, huh? My sister had double knee replacement surgery. While nothing can actually make that feel better, I thought a card might cheer her up a little. I had just watched this video that Jennifer McGuire made in August: Faux Textured Metal Paper with Perfect Pearls The video shows how to create a cool metallic paper look by use Distress Inks, embossing with embossing folders, then adding Perfect Pearls. The effect is quite nice in person.
I used Seedless Preserves, Milled Lavender, and Salty Ocean Distress Inks and an Anna Griffin embossing folder along with Perfect Pearls (in Perfect Pearl color). I added some of my Multi layered flowers inked with Seedless Preserves.
I added some seed beads that I had in my stash to the center and finished the card off with some bling.
Not sure if I ever posted this card. I used Heartfelt Creations Burst of Splendor papers and of course my handmade paper flowers. Funny thing is that I chose this paper because it was so beautiful then I ended up covering it up with flowers. LOL
I tried something a little different with the roses for this card. Instead of inking the whole petal with Distress Inks, I just barely inked the edges of each petal then went over them with LSG sprays using the dauber tops. The finished product is a very pretty pastel effect.
Well, I have been busy. We had a house built and have recently moved in. YAY.
I love it.
So while I take a little longer to sort things out, I thought you might want to look at a few of the cards I have made this summer that never actually made it to the blog. I don't remember a lot of details but they were worth showing.
The bling shown here has become my favorite go-to embellishment lately. It is from a pack of flat backed pearls and rhinestones that I bought from Scrapadabadoo.
Wow, sorry for not posting in so long. The good news is that I have felt better and been able to do more and go a few places. The bad news is that I have neglected my blog. I have been crafting though. It will take me a while to get caught up with all the pictures. That just means you all get to see lots of posts in the next few weeks. :) So let me start with some cards that I planned to be for Valentine's but would still be good for several other occasions such as love, Mother's Day, or weddings. All the cards were made using the Authentique Classique Pretty paper collection from Scrapadabadoo. Heart Card 1
Hello My wonderful craft friends.
I made this card months ago but forgot to post it. Better late than never. LOL
I used Graphic 45 papers from The Secrete Garden that I have been hoarding for a while.
(I know it is silly to hang on to the pretty papers, but I also know I am not the only one who does it. LOL)
I made some handmade paper roses using Tattered Rose and touches of Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks.
Since it was Secret Garden paper I though a key charm was the perfect edition.