Monday, December 5, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
|My husband glued the pipes together with PVC glue.|
|I found a cute little plastic container with a lid at Target. It was just the right size with a little extra room on the sides for my Copic Marker Charts and Liners.|
|It fits nicely in the trunk or back seat when traveling.|
|The tubes are 2 inches in diameter (inside) and you can fit 11 Sketch Copics in one tube.|
It is customizable as you can add tubes as you add markers to your collection.
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|The oval die cut used to frame the picture of the children is from Cheery Lynn.|
|This die is a twofer....meaning you get two cuts with one die. This circle is cut from the middle of the die. You can see the intracacy of the die with the embossed lines and small dotted details.|
|I used the outside of the cut as a template to fussy cut a background for the die cut piece. This was Copic airbrushed to match the piece.|
|These are the rubber stamps used to create the picture. The upper three are from Stampscapes. The tree lined hill is Stampa Rosa.|
|Here are the Stampscape details. Many Stampscapes are also sold unmounted. I bought mine before those were available.|
|The sentiment stamp is from Purple Daisy. I used the Deckled Nestabilties rectangles to mat the sentiement.|
Thursday, November 3, 2011
I made this card on Saturday at our Stampin Chix gathering. I know it is a little bit out of season, but I had just bought some new dies and couldn't wait to use them! I attended the Adventures in Stamping fall convention in Strongsville Ohio last Saturday. I spent quite a bit of time at the Our Daily Bread Designs booth. http://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/
Our Daily Bread Designs has been my favorite place to shop this year. They have a large selection of beautiful scripture stamps and their gallery contains the most beautiful cards I have ever seen! This is the place to shop if you want to give the gift of God's Word. You will find an array of Biblical passages in beautiful fonts and beautifully illustrated stamps to accompany them. ODBD also has stamps that frame the scriptures and are compatible with many of the Nestabilities dies. ODBD carry Nestabilities and Cheery Lynn die cuts.
Cheery Lynn die cuts are very intricate and beautiful. I used them for the Butterfly Days Card.
The vine and butterfly on this card are Cheery Lynn die cuts.
|The Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish vine is in the middle.|
|Package with Directions|
|Die Cuts, Quilling Tool and Stems|
|Stack Acrylic bottom plate, then paper, the die cut.|
|Place acrylic mat on top and wind through Sizzix Big Kick|
|Cut out Flower Center|
|Long strip of flower petals and center flower strip with quilling tool.|
|Roll the Flower Center onto the Quilling tool.|
|Outlined edges of petals with Copic Markers R37 and R39.|
|Add Color with Copics around the edges and in the center of the petals.|
|McGill Tools are for molding, pinching and curling the leaves and flower petals. They are best used with the special foam mat that is made with just the right thickness for this task.|
|Using the medium size tool roll the ball in the center of the petal allowing the petal to curl.|
|Using the tweezers, grasp the flower petal at the center.|
|Pinch the petals around the tweezers.|
|Grab the petal and roll the sides toward the tweezers.|
|Fold down the edges of the petals.|
|Roll flower petals onto flower center, dab with a bit of glue.|
|Continue rolling flower petals onto petal center|
|Use a quick drying glue to dab a little on the edge of the final roll.|
|Peel the petals down from the flower.|
|Add leaf veins with stylus.|
|Glue Leaves to flower|
|Add Glimmer Mist|
|Martha Stewart Double Edge Linked Trim Punch|
|Paper woven through punched trim.|
The border is a Martha Stewart Double Edge punch called "Linked Trim". I added color and interest by weaving a strip of turquoise paper through it. The die cuts are placed on a background of the swiss dot Cuttlegbug embossing folder with a turquoise mat.