Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Texas Two

Supplies: Supplies: SugarPea Cuts-America the Beautiful and Beautiful Bauble,  foam tape, Copic liner and markers, B26& R27, Uni-ball white gel pen, Printmaster program.

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Texas Three

Supplies: SugarPea Cuts-America the Beautiful and Beautiful Bauble, Copic liner and markers, B26& R27, Uni-ball white gel pen, Printmaster program.

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Texas Proud One, Two, and Three

 After checking the Simon Says Wed Blog Challenge I went into a different direction than I originally had planned.  In the end I made three different project/cards.  While looking through supplies I came cross the Sugarpea map when an idea popped into my head.  The state of Texas definitely has a distinctive shape so I went with TEXAS.   The card on the right is the sketch from Sugarpea Designs. The other card and the tag were some left over pieces I thought I needed to use and after cutting several more dies I ended up with three finished projects.  All the states of Texas have three layers. The card on the left uses the negative space of the map. The tag has a full backing die cut and a pieced front with the outline diecut of the map.  I played around with a couple of different Headline font shapes and couldn't decide which to use so I used both. I drew the lines on the the Texas diecut and used the colors of the flag. The star was just added with a white gel pen.   Part of me wants to laminate the tag but I'm not sure if it will adhere evenly.  All sentiments are computer generated.

Supplies: SugarPea Cuts-America the Beautiful and Beautiful Bauble, My Favorite Things First Place Ribbon Award Die-namics, foam tape, Copic liner and markers, B26& R27, Uni-ball white gel pen, Printmaster program.

Sugarpea Designs   Mix It Up Challenge #29 ~ Fresh Inspiration 

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Some-Bunny Egg

I used the Gerda Steiner Bunny digi for my card today and thought it would be cute to use as a spinner image.   I printed my digi and colored him with Copic Markers and fussy cut him out. I die cut some YNS mini slider die circles to use as the spinner.  I use two large circles and 4 smaller ones.   I used a Sizzix paddle punch for the circle on the front of my card for the image to spin freely around.    I had to use a 5 inch card base to make sure the bunny had enough room to spin right side up within the popped up grass panel. I added distress ink to my kraft mat, I sprayed it with some water and took a baby wipe and rubbed it in the middle of my Bristol paper to form a circle for the sky. The bunny was placed in the center hole of my card front and adhered to my circle spinners and the grass was popped up over the bottom half. The foam tape was applied only to the sides and the bottom so the bunny could spin freely.

Stamps: Gerda Steiner Bunny in egg Digi
Supplies: Your Next Stamps mini slider die set, Sizzix paddle punch circle #2 38-0828, My Favorite Things grassy edges die, Bristol paper, Neenah white and Stampin Up certainly celery card stock, Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink, baby wipe, water, Copic Markers.

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Gerda Steiner Share your Design March

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Friendship in Tulips

 The Ways to Use It challenge at Splitcoaststampers it to use your own handwriting. Thanks Sabrina. I looked up a poem online and wrote it out in paint using my Surface Pro pen. I changed it into a Jpeg file. I printed the Power Poppy Tulips onto Papertrey Ink card stock then printed my handwritten poem over the vase. I didn't want any issues with my Copics and thought this was my easiest way to avoid mistakes.  I colored the tulips with Copic Markers and Diecut the FRIEND with MFT friend Die-namics.   I also cut 2 extra friends from white card stock so I could layer and pop it up.

Friendship is not about who you've known the longest. It's about who walked into your life, said "I'm here for you" and proved it.  Unknown author

Stamps: Power Poppy: Tulips In Hobnail Pitcher Digi
Supplies: My Favorite Things Friend Die-namics, Papertrey ink and Neenah white card stock, Copic Markers.

Power Poppy Stamps    Let's Go Green
Splitcoaststampers WT627  ~ Handwriting - Yes, Your Own!! ~
Splitcoaststampers Central Theme  CT0317   Secret Garden
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

My Favorite Butterflies

My card today was made using the My Favorite Things Lace Flutter of Butterfly Dies. I die cut three of the butterflies from my card front, removed the insides of the butterflies and then taped the butterflies back into the card front. I cut several pieces of copy paper about an 1/8 inch thick, I used Zig two way glue and adhered the copy paper over the cut lines.  I also added thin strips of foam tape over these area when popping the card front onto the card base. The card base was created by sponging on Distress Inks. I created masks for the butterflies using the MFT Solid Flutter Butterfly dies before watering down two of my colors and flicking dots of color with a paint brush onto my card front. I stamped the Sentiment using my Misti. The butterfly bodies were die cut out of black card stock and adhered in place.

Stamps: Stampin Up: Flight of the Butterfly sentiment
Supplies: foam tape, My Favorite Things Solid and Lace Flutter of the Butterfly Dies, Misti, Black and Neenah white card stock, Tim Holtz: picked raspberry, shaded lilac, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch Distress Inks, Ranger mini spongers, and a paper piercer.

My Favorite Things: Color Challenge 65  

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Lucky Chick

My Lucky Chick card was made with the From the Heart stamp of the month digi.  I cropped the clovers a few times so I could add a field of clovers to my scene.   The chick has 3 layers, the second layer is the horseshoe and the third layer are the wings holding the horseshoe. The different layers were popped up using rolled glue dots. I die cut the rectangle from the scene so I could pop it up to add dimension. The sentiment was stamped using my Misti and the score lines were put in for the sketch. The banners were just cut by hand.

Stamps:  From the Heart Stamps: Lucky Lil Birdie digi and Paper Smooches: A Magical Spring sentiment.
Supplies: Taylored Expressions foam tape, glue dots, Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles, Reverse Confetti Edges die (hill), scoreboard, Misti, Memento black ink, Papertrey ink white card stock, Doodlebug Designs gingham-linen rainbow petite prints dp, Copic Markers C0, 1, 2, 3, 5, G03, 05, 07, 12, 14, YG03, 05, 06, 07, 17, 21, 23, Y02, 11, 13, 15, 18, YR04, Printmaster Program.

From the Heart Stamp of the month  March
From the Heart Stamps I {heart} Sketches with a tWist #166

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