Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pink roses and lace

After saving my Prima Tales of You and Me patterned paper, I finally decided to use some of it. I made some lovely pink roses and used pearls and lace to finish the card off.

The lace was white but that rather stood out on the cream based patterned paper.  I used Tattered Rose Distress Stain to help it fit in better. I added a piece of stained seam binding over the top.

 I normally use solid colored card bases but I felt like using this lovely patterned paper this time and really liked it.

I am off to make more flowers. 
Hope you have fun crafting.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Simple card but still so pretty.
 I started with a white cardstock card base and inked it purple. Next I added purple cardstock that had been embossed and rubbed with silver gilding paste. 

I placed a panel in the center that was stamped and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I finished the card off with my handmade "open flower" and seam ribbon.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Speak "Birthday" And Enter

We are huge Lord Of The Rings fans. For my son's last birthday, I decided to replicate a scene from the book and movie of a secret door that only shows up in moonlight. I thought holographic foil on a navy blue gatefold card was perfect. The only problem was that I could not find a good image to copy. I ended up recreating the entire image from scratch in Inkscape. (EVEN the elvish writing!) So, despite the fact that this card has no handmade flowers, it still took me an entire week to make. LOL

Friday, November 4, 2016

Stencil and Foil

We are seeing foil accents on more and more things these days. I have used my Minc machine on all sorts of cards. Unfortunately, most of those projects did not get photographed. I will have many more coming soon though. For today's project I took a different route though. I used the Deco Art foil glue and a stencil to add some shiny accents to this card. It was a great way to use up my foil scraps too. I save every little scrap of foil film that I use with my Minc. I found that using them with the glue was the perfect situation. I did not need large areas of unused foil. I just keep laying the foil down in different spots and rubbing until all the glue was covered. I even added some glue to the butterflies and foiled over it once the glue was dry but super tacky.

The paper's used were from All that Glitters from Kaisercraft. 
(I have been trying to actually use all the beautiful patterned paper that I have been hoarding over the years. LOL That is why I have been using so many older paper lines lately. I have barely made a dent in my stash though so this may take a while...
Not a bad situation though :)

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Georgia Peach

One of my nieces hates pink , but she does love peach. She now lives in Georgia so peach is a very fitting color. I turned to some older G45 papers, Le-Romantique Collection - Loves Labyrinth,  that were so pretty with lots of peach. I ran into a problem when trying to match a Distress Ink to the patterned papers. There just was no one color that worked. I decided to use 2 colors instead and got a perfect blend from Tattered Rose and Dried Marigold. Ironically, the Tattered Rose ink is pink which she can not stand. The pink turns a beautiful peach when paired with Dried Marigold. I don't think she will ever guess that pink had to be used to get the beautiful color on these roses. ( is our secret. LOL)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Colorful Butterfly Garden

We all fell in lone with K & Co's Mariposa collection a while back. Scrapadabadoo even bought some extra sets a few months ago. I grabbed some up, but so did everyone else because they are sold out now. Here is a card I made with some of the papers.
I added my handmade flowers and used Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to add accents. (I just love that color!) The picture does not show all the glittery goodness on the paper but, trust me,  It is there.