Friday, May 30, 2014

A Birthday Photo Prop

Here's a simple but super fun photo prop I recently used for my daughter's birthday.

I found the 3d number in the Silhouette Online Store and decided to try it out.

It was a pain to put together, but it looked pretty cool when it was finished.  I simply used Stickles to give it a little extra pop.

See how big and easy it is to see in the photo?  These would be fun to make for baby photos too, for how many months.  Of course it's way too late for me to go back and do that now!  *LOL*

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Rain or Shine

I just love cards that have a bit of a scene going on.

I saw a card with a similar layout in one of my papercrafting magazines and decided to put my spin on it.

The papers are from the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm 6 by 6 pad and the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6 by 6 pad.

I used the stamp set Heart-2-Heart # 6 from Papertrey Ink for the clouds and sun.  I used Summer Sun and Bashful Blue inks from Stampin' Up.

The stamp set Rain Boots from SP & Company provided the boots and the sentiment.  The boots were stamped with Regal Rose.  I used my Copics to color over the patterned paper. It toned down the effect of the pattern a little bit and gave them a tiny bit of the illusion of depth.

The grass was made using a Martha Stewart punch.  After I punched it out I inked it with Weathered Wood distress ink.  The sentiment was stamped onto the punched grass with Versamark ink and then I used some Stampendous embossing powder.

The butterfly is an EK success sticker and I used a white Gelly Roll pen to create the line behind it.

I used a Copic Multiliner to create tiny dots all around the gray layer of the card.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Simple Butterfly Card

This card went together very quickly and I love that I could use it for a variety of occasions since there's no sentiment on the front.

The base is a standard white A2 card.  The layer is a 3 and 3/4 by 5 inch piece up on Pop Dot's.

The swirl was stamped with the Hero Arts set Brush Strokes using Stampin' Up's Certainly Celery Ink.

I stamped the butterfly directly on top of the swirl.  It's from Maya Road's Ornate Vintage Butterflies and stamped in Stampin' Up's Orchid Opulence ink.

I cut out this entire piece and adhered it to my card layer.  Then I added a mini clothespin at the top.

I tore 3 stripes of washi tape and hand them get longer toward the bottom, aligning all of them with the same edge.

Finally I used a piece of silver glitter tape along the side of the layer.  It was pretty thick to start with so I cut it into a more narrow piece.

Normally I don't make such quick cards, but I'm very pleased with the results here.

Have a wonderful and very crafty day!