Saturday, July 13, 2013

Little Fairy

I tried a new fun fold for this card.  It is called the Double Fold Gate Card.  It's very versatile and works well with lots of different die cuts and stamps.  I used a Stampin' Up Framelit and one of the cute little fairies from Lili of the Valley Rubber Stamps.

Here is how the card looks when it's cute!

and a close up of the little fairy!

I liked this card so much that I made another one using different colors...

I thought the finished card needed some more pink so I used an EK Success punch to make a chain of little circles.  Because of the way the card opens, I needed something that looked good on the inside and out.  Here is a close up...

Thanks for visiting, have a happy weekend!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Lili of the Valley - Fairies on Tiptoes
Cardstock: Scenic Route - Providence - Madison St. (red fairy)
                     3 Bugs in a Rug - Chloe - Mini Floral (pink fairy)
Inks:  Momento - Tuxedo Black
Copics: Hair: E50, E53, E57, E79 (both)
              Skin: E00, E02, R02 (both)
              Dress & Wings (red): R05, R08, R29, YG11, YG13, YG95
              Shoes (red): E50, E33,E53,E57
              Dress, Shoes & Wings (pink): BG000, BG01, BG 53, BG57
                                                                   RV00, RV02, RV04
              Flowers (red): R05, R08, R29
              Flowers (pink): RV04, RV06, RV09, R39
              Leaves (red): YG25, G99
              Leaves (pink): YG13, YG93, G99
              Shadow: BG90
Dies: Stampin' Up - Framlits - Labels Collection 
Miscellaneous: EK Success - Circles border punch 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Itty Bitty Sand Bucket

A friend challenged us with an interesting card sketch this week.  We could either do the square or the round version.  It was a fun one!

I haven't  finished the inside yet, but I used the opposite halves of the circles I used for the front to add some color to the inside.  Pretty cute!

Here's a close up of the cute little sand pail!  It's such a cute little stamp, it's one of the Itty Bittys from Pink Ink Stamps.  They work great for inchies if you are into making those!  I also really like the banner stamp from Taylored Expressions. I used Copic markers to add the shadows so it looks more 3-D!

Here's the card sketch I used. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Pink Ink Stamps - Itty Bitty-Sand Bucket
                Taylored Expressions - It's a Banner Day 2
Cardstock: K&Company Designer Paper - Sea Glass
                    Stampin' Up - Certainly Celery
Inks:  Momento- Tuxedo Black 
Copics: Pail - E31, B93,B95, YG01, YG05, G12, C2, RV06, RV09
               Banner -  BG70 & BG72
Dies: Spellbinders - Standard Circle SM & LG
                                    Classic Scallop Circle LG
Miscellaneous:  Martha Steward branch punch, wood veneer star, 
                             Stampin' Up twine 

Friday, July 5, 2013

One Layer - Crayon Resist Cards

I found out that I really don't like making one layer cards.  I admit they are easy and quick and I'm ok with how the cards turned out...but the stress involved when I was trying to figure out how to make one piece of card stock folded in half look good made me a little bit crazy!  I put my big girl panties on, got some glossy white card stock and my Ranger Distress Stains and Ink Pads and went to town!  Here are the two cards I came up with.  One layer is still weird to me and I don't think it will become a standard fare, but I rose to the challenge!!

On the first one I wanted the look of a layered greeting so I used a die to cut the shape out of Eclipse Masking Paper.  I stuck it on and stamped the leaves with black Staz-On.  I wanted some white spaces to complement the center so I used the crayon resist technique and colored the leaves before adding the ink.  After the background was complete I rubbed off the wax from the crayon with a paper towel and colored some of the leaves with a Copic marker.

For the 2nd card I used the same stamps but didn't use the mask.  These were fun to make, but it was really difficult for me to stop myself from layering them onto something else and adding embellishments!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Dylusions - Around the Edge, 
                 My Favorite Things - Complimentary Greetings 
Cardstock:  Glossy White 
Inks: Staz-On - Black
         Ranger Distress Ink Pads - Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, 
                                                         Mustard Seed
         Ranger Distress Stains - Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, 
                                                     Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, 
                                                    Tumbled Glass
Copics: G99
Dies: My Favorite Things Die-namics - Textile Rectangle Frame
Miscellaneous:  White crayon, Black Sharpie pen, paper towels, sponges  

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Blue Dog!!

I liked this card and the dog so much that I had to make another one!  I decided to go outside my box and color the dog a weird color and I love it so I thought I'd share!

Weird, but cute...right??!!
Thanks for stopping by :)