Thursday, March 27, 2014

Textural Effects

I used post it tape to tape off a border (Stephanie's Ballon card was my inspiration). Then I used Tim Holtz Peeled Paint and Salty Ocean, that I brought in from the edges.  And finally I the stamped the hero Arts Wild Flowers in Black. I just couldn't leave it totally flat (sorry). It started as a one layer card but them I just wanted more and I love how the black and Pool Party (SU) CS make the main image POP. 
The only thing is I feel like I have seen this card before, even though I wan't copying anything. So if you have let me know. 

Faux Effects- Online Card Class

This card has been laying on my desk for 2 1/2 weeks now. I like the effect and how it turned out, but is just seems like it is missing something to me. I don't know. I used Gold Embossing Powder and a small star stamp from Paper Smooches to make the Faux Metal Effect. (Dots are from a PTI Polka Dot Bkgs)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March Blog Hop 2014


High Gloss is PTI's March Blog Hop inspiration. Love it!

This is my take on the inspiration collage. 
Even though the photo doesn't really show it, I embossed the petals with clear embossing powder and in real life it has an amazing shine. I used the Mighty Bloom cover plate to cut a 'stencil' out of scrap CS and then smooched versa mark over the stencil and embossed with clear embossing power. As always I left it simple because that is my style. I love the bright colors! Please come soon Spring! 

Supplies: Hello is from Think Big Favorites #3 (I omitted the Friend), PTI Mighty Bloom, PTI Limeade Ice & Raspberry Fizz CS, MME enamel dots.)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Clean and Simple Card Class #3- Creative Coloring

Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card and I wanted to make something special for my aunt. I used a little of Dawn's idea about pushing ink around with the Copic colorless blender. I stamped the hero arts tulips (colored with 2 markers in purple tones) and then went over  the top of them with the colorless blender to mute the newsprint and to give them a more filled in (solid) look. I love the results but hate to have a reason to make a sympathy card ;-(

Clean and Simple Cards 3- Faux Effects

I  think the inlay idea is so much fun! I needed a card that used Iowa State University colors- red and yellow so this is what I came up with. The Thanks (Memory Box) is inlayed and the thanks is stamped over the top. My hubby really liked it and thought it really worked for a 'male' card. I am loving this class!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

MFT Card Sketch 166

This is MFT's card sketch 166 and I really love the simplicity for showing off a large background. I used the MFT Stencil Scrolled bkgd, versa mark, and clear embossing powder (which is my favorite way to use stencils). I love the results of the background. I also embossed the greeting (MFT Celebrate Big) with black embossing powder and layered it with the die from Blueprints #3. Finally, the gold accents are punched gold paper from Michaels. Hope you have a great day!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Make it Monday #153

Love this technique Dawn featured this week for Papertrey's Make it Monday. I used water color paper and did the same fading effect Dawn did, let it dry and then die cut the paper with PTI Mighty Bloom cover plate. And then cut it again with a clean piece of watercolor paper and added the petals for an inlay look. I embossed the celebrate with gold EP on vellum (I really didn't want to cover up the bloom). The gold accents are from some gold paper that I punched with different sized circle and hole punches. If you scroll down my blog, I am obsessed with gold and this color combo. I really need to move on ;-)  Hope you have a great weekend! (Snowing yet AGAIN in Iowa.)