Thursday, May 29, 2014

Denim Glitter Thoughts



I was in a red, white, and blue mood when I created this card, and I like how it turned out. It's not a "patriotic" card even though I used red, white, and blue. It's more of a "what a great day" kind of card. :-)

I used the following products from Classy Cards 'n Such on this card:

Anytime Sentiments stamp set (Impression Obsession)
Prairie Chic 6x6 paper pad (Bo Bunny)
Gypsy Red velvet glitter
Scor Tape 1/4"
Mini Dimensional Butterflies with Angel Wings (Cheery Lynn Designs)
small butterfly die from Cheery Lynn Designs - SOLD OUT
Kraft cardstock
Joy Foam Pads

I started by adhering some strips of the Scor Tape across the lower right corner of the denim paper, and then I covered the tape with the Gypsy Red glitter. The sentiment was stamped and layered with red cardstock, and I added a braided twine frame (a fun technique from Technique Junkies) around it. The butterflies were cut from Kraft cardstock and placed randomly around the card. I used the Joy Foam pad to adhere the largest butterfly.

I hope you've been inspired to create a fun card using red, white, and blue!  If you'd like to purchase any of these supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such, feel free to use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your entire order.  Just think of all the different colors of glitter you can stock up on, or all the dies you can play with!  :-)  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Girls #19 - Anything Goes
DL.ART #133 - Red, White, and Blue
Mod Squad - Red, White, and Blue





Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Pinwheel Birthday



Have you played in the Happy Birthday challenge on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog this week? It's a really easy challenge - just make a birthday card for anyone and share it with us. I created this card to give to my mother on her birthday - I hope she likes it!

I started by stamping the pinwheel from Pinwheels and Popsicles (Flourishes) onto three small pieces of white cardstock. I also stamped the pinwheel onto three different colors of papers from the Vintage Bliss 6x6 paper pad and then I cut these pinwheels out. After I colored the sticks with a gray Copic marker, I paper pieced (a fun technique from Technique Junkies) the colored pinwheels onto the white papers.

Next, I cut the rainbow striped paper from the Vintage Bliss 6x6 paper pad and adhered it to a gray card base. I added a small strip of gray cardstock across the background and then adhered my three pinwheels to the card with some Joy Foam Pads. Some Mother of Pearl Rhinestones were affixed to the centers of each pinwheel.

For the ribbon, I pulled out some Distress Stains - Peacock Feathers, Brushed Pewter, and Weathered Wood. I smooshed some of each color onto my nonstick craft mat, spritzed it with water, and then smooshed some Chalk White Seam Binding into the ink. I crumpled it up into my hand and then set it aside to dry. Once it was dry, I wrapped it around the card and tied it into a bow. The last thing I did was stamp the sentiment, also from Pinwheels and Popsicles (Flourishes), cut it out with a circle die, matted it to a gray scallop circle, and adhered it to the card right over the ribbon.

Come play along in the Birthday challenge - you could win a fabulous prize!  There are a limited number of the Flourishes stamp sets in the Classy Cards 'n Such store, so stock up now!  Use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your entire order.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Just Inspirational - Paper Piecing
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Starry Dreams



I was playing around with a new stencil and created this card to share with you. Have you seen all the new Memory Box stencils in the Classy Cards 'n Such store? They are awesome!

I started with some Stardream Lapis Pearlized Metallic cardstock, a gorgeous, shimmery, dark blue paper. I laid the new Star Dust stencil onto the top of the paper and used the Palette Knife to smear some Pearlescent Embossing Paste into the holes. After the paste was dry, I embossed the sentiment from the Celebrate set (Stampavie) with some Versamark and some White Detail embossing powder. This piece was then adhered to a white card base.

 

Wouldn't this make a great graduation card? Or maybe it can be for someone who is starting the job of their dreams? It could even be a retirement card for someone who is retiring to pursue their dreams. I love it when a card can be used for multiple occasions and for anyone, regardless of age or gender. :-)

Please take some time to look around in the Classy Cards 'n Such store.  There are tons of new items in stock, such as dies, stencils, Twinkling H2O's, paper pads, and much much more.  Feel free to use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your order.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #133 - Anything Goes
eclectic Paperie - Get Stenciled






Thursday, May 22, 2014

Balloons and Clouds


Did you see this week's challenge on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog? It's so fun to create scenic views, and I tried something new with mine today.

I started with a light blue card base and the Modern Cloud Cover Stencil, and I stenciled some Pearlescent Embossing Paste with a Palette Knife over the stencil. I carefully removed the stencil and let this piece dry for several hours.

Next, I cut some fun hot air balloons using the Beautiful Balloon die and some papers from the Secret Garden 6x6 paper pad. These balloons were adhered with some Joy Foam Pads, and I curled up the edges of the balloons for extra dimension. Last, I stamped the sentiment from the Hello Daisy set (JustRite).

It was fun to combine stencils, die cuts, and stamping to make this "sky" themed card. I hope you join in our challenge and show us what kind of scenes you create!  Please feel free to use this code, Holly-10, when you shop at Classy Cards 'n Such.  You'll save 10% off your entire order.  Have fun!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Red Bike




It's almost summertime in Texas and that means it's time for more outdoor activities. We're seeing a lot of folks riding bikes now that the crazy winter weather is finally over.

For my card today, I die cut the bike from the Bicycle Die Cut Set (Impression Obsession) and then stamped the matching bike from the Riding Pretty stamp set (Impression Obsession) right onto the die cut. I also cut the flower bunch from the same Bicycle Die Cut Set and then stamped the matching flower bunch from the Riding Pretty stamp set. I colored the bike and the flowers with Copic markers and then set them aside.

Next, I sponged some soft blue ink over the Texture Mesh Stencil onto some white cardstock. I cut some green paper into some rolling hill shapes and adhered them at the bottom of the stenciled piece, and then I adhered this to a soft blue card base. The bike was glued onto the rolling hills and then I affixed the flowers so they were spilling out of the basket on the bike. Last, I stamped the sentiment from Pinwheels and Popsicles (Flourishes) near the top of the card.

You can purchase the stencils, stamps, and dies I used on this card from Classy Cards 'n Such.  Be sure to use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your entire order.  Have fun shopping!
 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lilac Stencil Blooms


Have you played in our Lilac Festival challenge on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog yet? Go check it out and play along with us! This is the card I created for this challenge.

I started by placing the Modern Flower Power stencil on some white cardstock. I then sponged on some purple inks, including the Shaded Lilac Distress Ink. Next, I cut the stenciled piece in half and adhered them at an angle to some white cardstock, and then I glued these layers to a lilac card base.

I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Wishes set (Stampavie) and adhered that near the bottom of the card. Some pretty little Silver Rhinestones were added to the centers of the flowers.  This is a fun and easy card to make and it will be easy to mail as well.  If you'd like to buy some stencils to play with, please feel free to use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your order at Classy Cards 'n Such.  I hope you play along in our Lilac Festival Challenge with us!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Dream Valley #81 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #91 - No Designer Paper
Tuesday Throwdown #195 - Spring Blossoms

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Damask Blue Love




Hi friends!  When I was making this card, I was in the mood to get back to my stamping roots and get inky. So I pulled out my stamps from Classy Cards 'n Such and put this together.

I started by very lightly sponging some medium blue ink over the Texture Mesh stencil onto white cardstock. Then I stamped the Worn Rose Branch (Impression Obsession) right over the stenciled area. Using a dark blue ink, I stamped the sentiment from the With Love set (Stampavie) at the bottom. This piece was matted with a blue cardstock, and I used the Curled Corner Technique from Technique Junkies to give it a little dimension.

Next, I stamped the Damask Cover-a-Card background (Impression Obsession) onto white cardstock using the Mega Mount tool. This is invaluable for helping you to stamp with your larger stamps like backgrounds. I adhered this background to a blue card base and then I glued the rose branch piece to my card.

Sometimes a gal just has to play with her stamps, and that's exactly what I did. I love how the rose branch looks with the faded stencil-work in the background, and that Damask background looks so rich and elegant.  You can purchase these stamps and stencils at Classy Cards 'n Such.  Feel free to use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your order.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #131 - Anything Goes
eclectic paperie - Get Stenciled
Hobbybook Blog - Add a Sentiment
Craft-Room Challenge - Roses and Romance

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Peacock Peony



Have you played in the Mother's Day challenge over on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog yet? This is the card I created for the challenge, and I kinda hate to give this one away. LOL That flower is just so pretty! But I know my mom will enjoy this card, and she totally deserves to have a pretty card for her special day. :-)

I started this card by smooshing some Peacock Feathers Distress Stain and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Stain onto a nonstick craft mat. I spritzed it with water and then dragged some white cardstock through the stains. After this dried, I used it with the Lovely Peony Background die for my flower background. I cut out some black cardstock with the Lovely Peony Outline die and then glued this black outline to the blue flower with a Quickie Glue Pen. Some Baby White Pearls were affixed to the center of the flower and then I set this aside while I assembled the card.

I stamped the Wooden Plank Cover a Card background (Impression Obsession) using the Mega Mount Tool with Versamark onto some Kraft cardstock. I wanted a more distressed, weatherbeaten look to my background, so I smooshed the Versamark inkpad all over the stamped kraft cardstock background. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Hugs and Kisses Sentiments set (JustRite) with black ink at the bottom.

I cut a strip of the plaid paper from the Vintage Bliss 6x6 paper pad and glued it at a diagonal onto my wood background and then I tied some Chalk White Seam Binding around it. The flower was affixed to the card with some Joy Foam Pads and then I glued this onto a pink card base.

This turned out to be a fun, happy, and sweet Mother's Day card. I can't wait to see the look on my mom's face when she sees this card. :-) I hope you play along in the challenge!  Feel free to use this code, Holly-10, when you shop at Classy Cards 'n Such.  You'll save 10% off your entire order.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #131 - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant #249 - Mother's Day
2 Cute Ink #105 - Mother's Day
Tuesday Throwdown #195 - Special Lady




Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Shimmery Dreams



I was in an experimental mood the other day, so I pulled out some toys from Classy Cards 'n Such and started playing around.

Check out that shimmery background. Isn't that purrrrrrrrrrrrrty? LOL I had played around with the new Texture Mesh stencil and some gorgeous pale blue Trunk Bay Glimmer Mist and this is the result. I laid the stencil over some white cardstock and very very lightly sprayed the Trunk Bay Glimmer Mist over it. I then carefully picked up the stencil and set the paper aside to dry. Meanwhile, I cleaned my stencil under running water in the sink.

Once my background was dry, I was able to pick it up and move it around in the light. Isn't that shimmer just yummy?? This is why I love playing with the Glimmer Mist sprays.

I did not want to cover up all that gorgeous pale blue shimmery goodness, so I kept this card simple by adding a beautiful Honey Blossom Sprig die cut with Kraft cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from Stampavie's Celebrate set and cut it out with an oval die. This was then matted with a matching scallop oval die cut from Kraft cardstock. I then glued my card front to a Kraft card base.

Give this fun technique a try - spray some Glimmer Mist over a stencil and see what kind of gorgeous backgrounds you can create. There are plenty of stencils and Glimmer Mists to choose from in the Classy Cards 'n Such store! :-)  Use this code, Holly-10, to save 10% off your orders when you shop at Classy Cards 'n Such.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #130 - Anything Goes


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Envelope of Flowers



This week's challenge on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog is Garden Party, and I've got an envelope full of flowers to share with you today.

I have had this idea in my head for a while, and it's fun to see my ideas come to life. I wanted an explosion of flowers on a card, and since I bought the Envelope Punch Board tool, I knew I could make an envelope small enough to fit on my card. So I started with the envelope first by using Kraft cardstock and the Envelope Punch Board. The smallest envelope listed on the board was actually too big for my card, so I experimented with smaller sizes until I got the one that was just right. I cut the Kraft cardstock to 4" x 4" and then scored it on the board at 1 3/4", and then scored the rest of the cardstock as indicated by the slot on the board. That's how I got this cute little envelope. :-)

I glued the three sides of the envelope together, leaving the top open. I then set this envelope aside while I prepared the rest of the card. I stamped the gorgeous Tapestry 2 background (Impression Obsession) with pink ink onto pink cardstock, and then I stamped the birthday sentiment from the Happy Birthday set (Stampavie) with brown ink at the bottom. I glued this pink background onto a white mat and then I glued these onto a Kraft card base.

The envelope was adhered to my pink background right above the birthday sentiment. I then cut out a bunch of flowers using the Miniature Rose die (Cheery Lynn Designs) as well as the Tiny Flower Kit die set (Cheery Lynn Designs). I had fun adhering all the flowers all over the card as well as inside the envelope. For my final touch, I squeezed a dot of Ice White Viva Decor Pearls in the centers of the flowers.

I hope you play along in our Garden Party challenge this week.  It's a fun and easy challenge, and we'd love to see what you create.  Remember, you can save 10% off your order at Classy Cards 'n Such when you use this code, Holly-10, at the checkout.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #130 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #257 - Make your Own Embellishment
Crafty Little Fairies - In the Garden
Creative Knockouts #35 - Flowers Galore
Stamp and Create - Spring Flowers