Monday, February 25, 2013

Pink Bling and Shabby Flowers Birthday Card



Howdy, folks! This card has some gorgeous pink bling swirls on it that contrast with the shabby crumpled flowers that I created. I hope you enjoy it!

I used a lot of products from the Classy Cards 'n Such store on this card:

Turkish Lace Doily with Angel Wing die set (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Build a Flower Set #2 die set (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Rose, Medium die strip (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Leaf Flourish Strip die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Labels 22 die set (Spellbinders)
Birthday Sentiments Set (JustRite)
The Lake House paper pad
Swirls - Pink Rhinestones

My card base is an A2 dark gray cardstock, and I added a layer of patterned paper from The Lake House paper pad. I then die cut the Turkish Lace Doily from dark gray cardstock and the matching Angel Wing from pale pink cardstock. I glued these down onto the patterned paper towards the left side and trimmed the excess. The birthday sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and cut with a circle die and adhered to a Labels 22 die shape cut from a dark berry cardstock. I glued this sentiment down in the center of the doily.

I cut out one of the pink swirls and pressed it down on my card, adhering the tail end to the bottom of my sentiment. The leaf flourishes were cut from olive cardstock and glued down below the sentiment and the pink swirl.

To make my flowers, I die cut the white ones from the Medium Rose strip and the pink one from the Build a Flower Set #2. I used some rhinestone brads to layer the white flowers together, spritzed them with some water, and then used my fingers to crush the leaves together. I repeated this with the pink flower petals and a larger rhinestone brad, except I sprayed these flower petals with a shimmery pearl spray. I let my flowers dry for an hour and then I glued them down onto my card. I love the contrast of the shabby, crushed flowers with the shiny pink rhinestone swirl.

To help you save money, please feel free to use this code, Holly-10, when you shop at Classy Cards 'n Such.  You'll save 10% off everything in your shopping cart, so load it up with dies, papers, bling, stamps, and more.  Have fun!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Cheery Lynn Designs #69 - Die Cut Flowers
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle #21 - Bling it On
Sentimental Sundays #143 - Flowers, Flowers, and More Flowers

Thanks for stopping by to view my artwork today!  Hope you have a wonderful week!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Thanks Mom!



Hi friends!  I made a cute little thank you card to give to my mom and I thought I'd share it with you.

Are you wondering about that lacy flower? Let me tell you what products I used from the Classy Cards 'n Such store, and then I'll explain how I created that lacy flower. I used the following:

Vintage Blue 6x6 paper pad (Glitz)
Lady Kate edger die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Hugs & Kisses Sentiments stamp set (JustRite)
Ecru Delight lace
Whimsy Perfect Petals resin flowers
8.5" x 11" Double Sided Adhesive Sheet

My card is a 4.25" square card and I cut the patterned paper to 4" x 1.5" and adhered them to a dark blue cardstock layer, then adhered that to my vanilla card base. I added the Lady Kate Edger die cut (with vanilla cardstock) at the bottom of the card. I stamped the sentiment with dark blue ink, cut the fishtail notch with my scissors, and adhered it to the patterned paper.

For my flower, I cut a small piece (round or square, shape doesn't really matter) from the double sided adhesive sheet. I peeled the backing off from one side, and then stuck the Ecru Delight Lace onto the sticky side. Working slowly, I folded the lace and pressed it down onto the sticky piece, going around in a circle. When the lace started to overlap, I cut the end and tucked it down.

I cut another small piece of the double sided adhesive sheet and peeled the backing off one side, and then I pressed the sticky side down on top of the lace circle. Next, I removed the backing off the other side of the sticky tape and pressed the gorgeous dark blue Whimsy Perfect Petal flower into the center of the lace circle.

With my lacy flower completed, I peeled the backing off the sticky tape that was on the bottom of the lace and stuck this down on my card next to the sentiment. This turned out even cuter than I "saw" it in my head!!

Feel free to use this code, Holly-10, when you go shopping at Classy Cards 'n Such.  You can find all of the products I listed above as well as many other supplies for your crafting needs.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine #74 - Lace, Ribbon, Twine
Anything Challenge #86 - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Crafts4Eternity #112 - Very Vintage
Crafty Catz - Dies and Punches


Monday, February 18, 2013

Glittery Peony



Hi friends!  I'll be honest. I totally squealed when I finished this card. I love this glittery flower!!!

I started by cutting the Lovely Peony Outline from black cardstock and carefully pulling it out of the die. I cut a piece of the 6x6 Doublesided Adhesive Sheet just big enough to fit the Lovely Peony Background and adhered one side of it to some white cardstock. I left the adhesive paper backing on the other side and placed the Lovely Peony Background die onto it and cut it out.

Now with my sticky adhesive background flower and my black outline flower, I worked very slowly and carefully. I peeled the backing off the top of my adhesive flower and laid down the black outline flower onto the adhesive, matching up the edges very carefully. Once my black outline was in place, I pressed it down to seal the two flower die cuts together.

Next, I pulled out my Chantilly glitter and poured it over my adhesive flower and used the Glitter Roll technique from Technique Junkies to set the glitter. This Chantilly glitter is gorgeous! It's got a gold/yellow undertone with pinks and roses and and a hint of brown in it. You can see the gorgeous colors in the close-up picture. The areas that were not covered up with the black outline were the sticky part of the background flower and the glitter sticks beautifully to this adhesive sheet.



I set aside my glittery flower and put together my card by cutting some papers from the Printery Collection (Prima) and glued them to some vanilla cardstock.  I bought the Prima paper from Classy Cards 'n Such, but they are sold out now.  I wrapped some Black Cluny lace around the the middle of the two papers and glued them down on the back of the vanilla cardstock. I then adhered the papers to a black card base. The glittery flower was affixed to the card with some Joy Foam Pads (small).

I absolutely love the way the glittery flower turned out! Now I want to try this with all the different colors of glitter that I have! I could also use different colors of cardstock for the outline instead of the black that I used here. Wouldn't this be gorgeous with some deep red glitter and a pale pink outline? What about a sunny yellow glittery flower with a chocolate brown outline? I could also see a beautiful blue glitter with a white outline and a purple glitter with a pale blue outline. See, the possibilities are endless!!! :-)

I know you want to buy these dies and some glitter so you can try this out for yourself, so feel free to use this code, Holly-10, when you shop at Classy Cards 'n Such.  You'll find tons of gorgeous dies and papers and glitters as well as many other supplies that you need for your own beautiful creations.  

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion #150 - All that Glitters
Crafty Cardmakers #85 - Blooming Images (Flowers)
Love to Create #53 - All that Glitters

Monday, February 11, 2013

Mexican Tile Frame with Fringed Flowers


Hi friends!  I've got a bright and funky card to share with you today. I used some new products from the Classy Cards 'n Such store along with some well loved stamps, dies, and bling.

Botanical Butterflies stamp set (JustRite)
Hugs & Kisses Sentiments stamp set (JustRite)
Mexican Tile Pattern frame die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Rose Leaf Strip die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Olive Branches die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Cutie Fringe II (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Silver Rhinestones

I cut the Mexican Tile frame first and then cut some white cardstock to fit the frame. I stamped the butterfly and the sentiment inside the frame and colored the butterfly with Copic markers. Next, I die cut some Rose Leaves and some Olive Branches and adhered them to opposite corners of my frame. I then die cut the fringe flowers from yellow and orange cardstock and followed the instructions for rolling them up.

To make the yellow flowers smaller than the orange one, I used scissors to give the fringe a trim around the edges. Once I got them to the size I wanted, I glued all the fringe flowers down onto the frame. The silver rhinestones fit perfectly inside the centers of the fringe flowers, so I used the handle of a small paintbrush to press the rhinestones down.

These new fringe flowers are the easiest ones I've ever tried to roll up. I just use a little quilling tool and just roll and go. It's easy to pull the petals down with your fingers and fluff them to make a perfect fringed flower.

Please feel free to use this code, Holly-10, when you shop at Classy Cards 'n Such.  You'll save 10% off your order, so fill up your shopping cart with paper pads, Cheery Lynn Designs dies, stamps, rhinestones, and more.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Cheery Lynn Designs #67  - Frame It
There She Goes #194 - Flowers
Tammy's Scrapin Corner #49 - Handmade Embellishments

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pale Pink Just for You


Hi friends!  Today I'm sharing this sweet pink card with you. I created it as a generic card for any occasion, so this can be used as a birthday card, a Valentine card, a Mother's Day card, a thank you card, anything you can think of!

The products from Classy Cards 'n Such that I've used on this card are:

Sophie's Heart Mini Doily die - Cheery Lynn Designs (LOVE these smaller doilies!!)
Fanciful Flourish die - Cheery Lynn Designs
Mini Fanciful Flourish die - Cheery Lynn Designs
Tropical Flourish die - Cheery Lynn Designs
Judy's Blooms dies - Cheery Lynn Designs
Love Letters 6x6 paper pad
Anytime Sentiments stamp set - Impression Obsession

My dark brown card base is a regular A2 size (11" x 4.25" folded in half). I cut one of the papers from the Love Letters pad and adhered that to the card base. I then cut two smaller layers from the same Love Letters pad and matted them with the dark brown cardstock. Next I cut out the three flourishes from vanilla and olive cardstocks and arranged them on the card.

The sentiment was stamped with dark brown ink onto vanilla cardstock and I cut a notch on the left side. I matted this with dark brown cardstock and adhered this near the bottom of my card. I die cut the Sophie's Heart Mini Doily from dark brown cardstock and adhered that over the flourishes. I then die cut the Judy's Blooms flowers, painted them with shimmery Creative Inspirations paint (Pink Highlights and Tutu Pink), and adhered them together with a brad in the center. You can see the sweet shimmer in the picture below.  I carefully glued my flower in the center of the mini doily and fluffed up the petals.



I love this card! These pretty pinks with the gorgeous doily and those flourishes - I don't think I could give this away just yet. I think I'll have to admire this in my studio for a few months first. :-)  

If you'd like to go shopping at Classy Cards 'n Such, please feel free to use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your order.  You'll find all kinds of dies, papers, stamps, embossing folders, and bling in the store, so shop to your heart's content.  :-)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Cheery Lynn Designs #66 - Add a Flourish
Sweet Stamps - Think Pink