Thursday, May 21, 2015


Can I say it again...this was so much fun! The images are pre-printed from a Flower Soft card kit.   Flower Soft  is a 3 dimensional product that adds dimension and color to where you apply it.  It has a rather spongy texture to it.  

The pieces are very tiny, about the size of sesame seeds.  When applied in quantity to an area of flowers, it  brings them to life and adds a dimensional aspect to the card.  You can see the Flower Soft on the card below in the orange and yellow flowers.

I have seen Flower Soft in two sizes, one is regular and the other is ultra fine.  The Flower Soft used on these cards is the regular granularity.

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The kit comes with pictures on cardstock to cut out and layer.  The curtains are two layers and the valance is a layer.  Before I layered them onto the window, I ran them through an embossing machine with a textured embossing folder to give them a look and feel of fabric.  The embossing folder is called square lattice and is made by Stampin Up although it may be retired now.

Note that tiny pink and lavender butterflies.  I cut those using the Brother Cut 'n Boss.  I was amazed that it would be capable of cutting something so tiny, but it did a wonderful job.  It cut several different colored butterflies that did not have a black outline.  However, it does not cut yellow.  It seems that yellow just doesn't register.  I don't' know if the size had any bearing on that or not.
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Flippin for Flip-its!These

I started designing these cards in February wehn the Stampin Chix were supposed to meet.  Unfortunately, the weather was bad on the day that we were to meet and so I didn't get to make them that day.  February was so dreary that I think I was yearning to work with some bright and cheerful colors.  I got my chance in March when I made a trip to Florida and had a little extra time to put these cards together.  They are made with the Sizzix Flip-its die cuts and Graphic 45 paper.  I like that the Sizzix dies not only have a die to cut out the card itself, but they also come with dies for the layers on the card.  Fabulous!!  Now if they would just add another layer or two, they would be perfect!  My chicken is looking kind of streaky here.  Not sure why and I don't recall that it looks that way in person.  I will have to take another look at it and maybe do some blending.  That is one of the reasons why I like to blog.  Seeing the picture on the computer screen helps me critique my work.  The Copics are really great too in that you can go back long after you have finished a project and rework the blending.

The images and sentiments are from Artistic Impressions and are rubber stamped with Ranger Archival ink.  The orange daisies across the top are a Martha Stewart Punch.  Those were not on the original card, but some adhesive ran amuck and I had to do some damage control.

I picked up the dimensional embellishments at Joanns.  I'm not sue what the brand is.

Love this cute little owl guy!  Overall, I give the Flip-its a thumbs up and five stars.  These cards went together very quickly with no measuring.  They also come in a little plastic durable pouch so that you don't have to worry about losing all the little pieces.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Mother's Day Card for a Very Special Lady

Hello, today's card is for my sweet Daughter-In-Love's First Mother's Day. .  What a special day!  She is a world class mother to my lovely little granddaughter.  Each day, together, they discover new adventures around every corner.  Kaydence is the delight of our lives.  I am so thankful for the gift that Kim has given us.  Being a grandparent is just great!

The image is a rubber stamp from Stampin Up.  Stamped with Distress ink.  I airbrushed white flowers with Copics.  The image and scalloped oval were cut with Spellbinders frames.

The greenery is an Impression Obsession die and cut on some colored velum cardstock.   I was pleased with the light airy look that it gave.