Sunday, July 28, 2013

A day at the beach

Here is a card for the Cornish Heritage Farms' Lighthouse/Beach theme challenge.
I used the Cheesecloth background stamp, the shell from the Sara England Emerging Crab set, and "Simplify" from the Rummage Bin Primitive Beginnings set. All the stamps are CHF. It was a fun challenge.                                                                                                                 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Fork over the cake!

It has been a while since I last did one of the Sunday sketch challenges from the Star and Stamps blog. This is from their sketch #179 challenge.
How fun is this bear and girl image from Birdie Brown's digital images on Etsy.  I added the text before printing the black and white image.
Used Prismacolor pencils in yummy brown and pink. Pulled out one of my earliest dies from Cuttlebug for the 'mod' flowers and raided my old packets of gold sequins. It was a fun project.

Monday, June 10, 2013

I bought a new toy, a floral heart die from Impression Obsession. This just happens to fit in with their current challenge- "blooming where they're planted". This is my first time trying one of their challenges and I hope I got it right.

The idea of using die cuts as a stencil occurred to me when planning my card. I did that by cutting the floral hearts from Reynolds Freezer Wrap which is plain paper on one side and plastic on the other. Once cut I ironed the die cuts onto the white cardstock and sponged on Distress inks. The wrap needs to be rewarmed with the iron in order to peal it back off. The focal heart is one of the stencils adhered to a cut green heart and embellished with punched hearts, Viva Pearl Pen, and sequins. The printed ribbon tied it all together.