Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Follow Rainbows and Chase Moonbeams

Hello all. I wanted to share with you a card I made using Magnolia's Flying Tilda, which I colored with Copics and added a soft shine to the wings by painting on several colors of shimmery Smooch. I have had this Tilda for a while, and for some reason haven't gotten around to using this stamp until now. I'm so glad I did. I love the fairy wings!

I think you can tell that I stamped her on a separate sheet of cardstock, then colored and cut her out. I added her with 3D Dots for dimension. It is hard to see the lovely shimmer of the Smooch, so I took a closeup, but even so, I don't think it really shows the shimmer very well. You'll just have to take my word for it! : )

See what I mean? Oh well......The base card is made with Bobunny "dotted swiss" paper, and the gorgeous stitched paper (NOT stitched by me!) is from Prima's SEW cute stitched collection of dp. I cut it to make 2 triangles - just to add some character to the look. On top of that is a circle that I cut out of some Heidi Grace glitter paper - more subtle bling. I added some pink ribbon, flowers, and pearls from my stash. I colored the flowers with Copics to match Tilda's dress. See - that's just another reason that I love my Copics. Wish I had LOTS more!   Back to the card, I THINK that beautiful pink glittery butterfly is from K & Co. The sentiment is actually written on a clear peel off that was also in my stash. I'm not sure who made it, but I do love the thought. I adhered it to a piece of cardstock that I cut out, inked the edges, and popped up using 3D Dots again.
I am entering this in the following challenges:

My Grafico - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Use Circles
Crafty Creations - Let It Shine
Just Magnolia - Butterflies

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Lovely Sentiment from ODBD

Hello all. I finally had time to post a card for a few challenges. I have been busy working on some scrapbooks for my sil's and a mini-album for a friend,  but all of these things are secret....shhhhh.......so I can't post anything about them yet!
I missed my card making, and then a friend needed a card for her mil, who had been in the hospital, so here is the card I made using a stamp from ODBD's With Heartfelt Sympathy set.

Here is a closeup of the lovely sentiment, which I stamped with black pigment ink and heat embossed with Ranger clear embossing powder. I then punched it out with a 3 inch scalloped punch and added a drop of Stickles (in a color I really like called Patina) in each scallop. I raised the whole sentiment up on 3D Dots. That is a Spellbinders Pendant Shapeability underneath.

                                                                                   Who wouldn't love to get a card expressing such a sentiment? How nice to know you mean so much to someone! ODBD has so many great sentiment sets, including some brand new ones that I really want! This card happens to fit their current Shining the Light Challenge 63 which is a Sentiment Only Challenge.
                                                                                     In addition, this week Linda Lucas is hosting Stamping Sisters in Christ's Challenge #92, which is based on John 13:34-35. Here Jesus is giving us a NEW commandment to love one another as He has loved us. So Linda has cleverly turned this into asking us to use something NEW TO US on our creation. In my case, the lavendar dp is new to me (and I have already forgotten who made it!!!), as is the lovely Prima flower (which I have been saving for just the right creation), and the beautiful Floral Butterfly Ribbon Round from The Paper Company is new to me also. So I have all sorts of new goodies on this card for this challenge! Oh, btw, I did want to add that the pale green floral dp is from K & Co. - specifically from a collection by Brenda Walton. She always designs the most beautiful vintage-look creations!
                                                                                      I am also entering Shabby Tea Room's current challenge #65 (Technique Week), where the technique is to use wet or dry embossing. I used wet (or heat) embossing on my sentiment, as I mentioned previously. 
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