Saturday, January 29, 2011

Heart to Heart Doliy Card

                                                     Valentine Heart to Heart Doily Card

Center Large Heart Doliy die on 6X6 red light weight paper and cut out.  Center Medium Heart Doily die on solid heart that was left over from cutting large heart, tape down with removable tape and cut out (this will give you a heart frame).  Stamp Blossoming Heart on vellum with White Dye ink and emboss with Medieval Metals EP.  Use glue pen to attach heart frame to vellum, centering embossed heart in frame.  Trim excess vellum around heart frame.  Layer 6x6 cut out on square white card, use micro glue dots to layer the heart doily to the cut out heart fitting together, layer the heart frame in place and mount with tiny foam dots.  Add pearls to the corners.

Products used:
Cheery Lynn Design-Heart to Heart Doily #DL106
Great Impressions-Blossoming Heart #G401 vellum, Medieval Metals EB, White Dye ink
Quickie Glue pen
Micro glue dots
Mini Foam dots
Kaiser Craft-pearls SB713
Misc paper

Thursday, January 20, 2011

January Walk in Workshop 2011

Here are some Valentine cards I made for the January walk in workshop at retail store in Fowlerville, MI

Ink Love Hearts embossing folder with Sunrise Orchid ink and emboss white layering swatch.  Color ribbon using Dark Pink copic marker and attach to card taping tails to the back.  Round corners of  embossed cardstock and A2 white card.  Layer embossed piece to front of A2 card.  Cut  circles (2 white & 1 pink) using Cherry Lynn’s Inverted Scallop Circle Little Stackers dies.  Stamp Be Mine on smallest white circle, attach to pink circle, sponge ink on largest white circle and layer with pink circle to it.  Attach circle to card using foam dots.

Items used for this card;
Copic marker #RV34 
White 3/8" grosgrain ribbon
Small corner rounder
foam dots & sponge

Emboss white cardstock using Hearts/Frames embossing folder, trim where needed to fit card.  Round corners of embossed cardstock using small corner rounder.  Stamp Country Hearts on dark pink paper using Distress embossing ink and emboss with detail white embossing powder.  Cut out hearts and attach to card using foam dots.  Cut strips of dark pink cardstock 1/2” X 5 1/2” attach to front of A2 white card and round corners using small corner rounder.

Items used for this card: Country Heart Small #111, Country Heart with Button #110, Heart Patches #108 
Crafts-Too Hearts/Frames Embossing folder #3037 
Small corner rounder
Distress Embossing ink
foam dots

Stamp Heart to Heart using Distress ink on Stardream text weight paper.  Emboss with Queen’s Gold embossing powder.  Heat with heat gun.  Repeat step using Happy Valentine’s Day in center of heart.  Emboss front of small square cream card using Cherry Lynn’s Hearts and Roses X-Large embossing plate.  Attach heart to card using foam dots.

Items used for this card: Heart to Heart frame stamp #469 and Happy Valentine's Day #952
Distress embossing ink
Stardream's Hera text weight paper
foam dots

Saturday, January 1, 2011

More cards from the January walk in workshop 2011

Emboss cream cardstock using the Happy Valentine’s embossing folder.  Color in hearts with Red Spica glitter pen.  Emboss center of  frame area of embossing folder using a 4 1/2” X  2 1/2” piece of Bo-Bunny’s Gift of Love paper.  Trim around the embossed area.  Attach ribbon to embossed frame and tape tails in the back.  Emboss Vertical Happy Valentine’s Day on red cardstock using Distress embossing ink and Medieval Metals EP.  Round corners using small  corner rounder, slide red embossed piece under ribbon.  Layer to red cardstock and attach to A6 cream card.

Items used for this card:

Emboss white postcard using Happy Birthday embossing folder.  Stamp Heart background on top half of card using In the Pink ink.  Attach lace ribbon to front of card taping the tails in the back.  Stamp Heart by first inking with Distress embossing ink and then ink with Raspberry ink and stamp on white cardstock, emboss with Pearl EP.  Repeat same step with I Love You stamp and stamp in center of heart.  Cut out heart and attach to card with foam dots.

Items used for this card:

Christmas cards using stickers

Here's a few of the Christmas cards I made over the past couple of years using stickers from various companies.

Last but not least Christmas 2010

I started by embossing the light blue cardstock with the snowflake die plate and using the white dye ink direct to paper to highlight the impressions.  The dark blue oval was cut using the oval scallop dies (cutting the larger oval first then cutting the smaller oval out of that piece to make the frame).  I embossed the house scene on vellum and added the small snowflakes to the shaker before layering the vellum to the shaker.  The dark blue frame was attached to the shaker and then layered to the blue embossed piece.  I rounded the corners of both the larger blue layer and the corners of the card with a corner rounder. 

Items used: Sweet Stamps white dye ink and 36# vellum
Cherry Lynn Designs Ex Lg Scalloped Ovals and Snowflake embossing plate
Impression Obsession's Large Oval Shaker
Sizzix embossing folder (Christmas set)
small snowflakes
corner rounder

Emboss the Stardreams paper using the Snowmen embossing folder.  Apply flock using a Quickie glue pen.  Layer to black cardstock and attach to card.

Items used:
Crafts-Too Snowmen embossing folder #3009
Stardreams Iced Silver text weight paper
Black cardstock
Quickie glue pen
Various colors of flock

Emboss front of large white square card with embossing plate.   Emboss dark green Stardream text weight paper using the Christmas tree embossing folder and cut out.  Emboss star only on Iced Silver Stardream text weight, cut out and attach to tree.   Emboss Snowman on Iced Silver text weight paper and color with Shades dye inks using dove blender pen.  Assemble pieces to card (use pop dot behind snowman).  Add Liquid Pearls to tree and glitter to snowflake background.

Items used: Shades Dye inks (Kilkenny Green, Brownie and Valentine)
Cherry Lynn Designs Snowflake embossing plate
Crafts-Too Christmas Tree embossing folder #3001
Sizzix Snowman (Christmas set)
Stardreams text weight paper Iced Silver and dark green
Liquid Pearls (Ruby Red, White Opal)
Stickles glitter glue-Frosted Lace
pop dots

More Christmas 2010

I embossed the blue cardstock with the snowflake embossing plate then used white dye ink direct to paper to make the impressions stand out.  The circles were dye cut using both a plain and scalloped circles.  I embossed the snow scene on the white circle and water colored using dye inks and a dove blender pen.  I added flock to the houses using a Quickie glue pen and white dots to the scallops with a white gel pen.    

Items used: White dye ink, Shades Dye ink (Rustic, Brownie, Nassau Blue, Tank, and February Gold)
Cherry Lynn Designs Ex Lg Scalloped and plain Circles, Large Snowflake embossing plate
Gray and Twinkling Clouds flock
Quickie glue pen
White Gel pen
Core'dinations Brilliant Blues paper
Cuttlebug Winter House embossing folder

More Christmas 2010

Both of these cards were embossed using embossing folders.  I also embossed the center frame of the folder in a different color of paper and trimmed down to fit in the frame.  I stamped Peace with distress embossing ink and embossed it with Queen's Gold embossing power on the gold card and used Shades dye ink on the blue card.

Items used: Peace stamp #9075,  Tidal Wave Shades Dye ink
Crafts-Too Christmas Trees Frame # 3035 (gold card) and Christmas Frame  #3033 (blue card) embossing folders
Gold Mirror cardstock
Light Blue Stardreams text weight cardstock
Ice Silver (blue card) and Champaign (gold card) text weight cardstock
Distress embossing ink
Queen's Gold embossing powder

Christmas cards 2010

I used Valentine Shades Dye ink direct to the Merry Christmas embossing folder.  I layered this under the oval and attached brads to the corners.

Items used:
Valentine Shades Dye ink from
Sizzix Merry Christmas embossing folder from the Christmas set
Scallop Overlay kit from Paper Cut (wild cherry/jellybean green/hopsack land)

I used the Cuttlebug folder with the house and trees.  I colored both with Marvy markers.  I added twinkling clouds flock using a quickie glue pen.  I stamped Holiday Happiness onto a die cut piece of white paper and sponged the edges with ink, then layered this to a larger blue die cut piece.  I attached ribbon to a piece of blue cardstock then layered the  winter scene to this.  Then I attached the Holiday Happiness to the card using pop dots.

Items used: Holiday Happiness stamp and Royal Shades Dye ink 
Cherry Lynn Designs Mini Stackers Coved Rectangles
Marvy markers (Potter's Clay, Rich Cocoa, Summer Sky and Bamboo Leaves)
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Twinkling Clouds flock
Core'dinations Sky Blue paper
Grosgrain ribbon
pop dots
Quickie glue pen

Howdy 2010

This card I made for my Grandson's birthday.  I used a Scalloped Tag card from Paper Cut for the base.  I inked the  Ranch Brands & Cowboy Boots/Hat 2 sided embossing plate from Cheery Lynn's Designs with Shades Dye inks (French Roast, Latte and Brownie) from before embossing with my Big Shot machine.  I cut out 2 circles using the Little Stackers Inverted Scalloped circles from Cheery Lynn's Designs.  The stamps are some of the new designs from (Howdy #3013 and Two Horse Silhouette #3002).

Cards using Rodeo Embossing plate

I used
Horse Silhouette Oval, Whoa! stamps
and Shades Dye inks,
 Cheerly Lynn's  Rodeo
XL embossing plate and
Nellies MFD 007
oval frame die .
I inked the plate
before embossing
then sponged ink
on the paper
to give it a
leather look.
I used my Zutter
to distress the
paper after embossing
and coloring.

I used
  Two Silhouette Horses stamp,
Shades Dye ink
 and Cheery Lynn's Rodeo
XL embossing plate.
I inked the plate
before embossing
then sponged ink
on the paper
to give it a
leather look.
I used my Zutter
to distress the
paper after embossing
and coloring.
The background paper
is Kaiser Craft
"le chateau"
I glued the paper
to a chipboard
tag and inked
and distressed the
tag.  The buttons,
wire and twine were
from my misc supplies
I've collected over the years

A couple of cards I made using stamps and
Shades Dye ink, Cheery Lynn's
X Large Embossing "Rodeo" plate, Zutter's Distrezz-it-All and Nellies
MFD 007 Oval Frame dies.