Monday, July 20, 2015

Gilded Lily Envelope and Invitation Tutorial ~ FotoBella DT

     Graphic 45's Gilded Lily I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella is so gorgeous, and really takes you back in time! I imagined getting a fancy invitation, and came up with this project, where I made the envelope with a punched flap.

     It's not that hard and with different types of punches you can get so many different looks. Just click on the FotoBella Blog to see the full tutorial!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Americana Stitched Flower Tutorial ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Recently celebrating our independence here in America, inspired me to make these flowers on a card that I made for a dear friend of mine.

     Please visit the Red Rubber Designs Blog to learn how to make them, and to see the rest of the card with stamps from Red Rubber Designs. Here's another teaser for you!

Have a great day!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Blue Vase Birthday Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     I had a lot of inspiration while making this card, using some fabulous stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

     I was first inspired by this beautiful sketch # 126 @ Cardabilities, which I flipped.  

     Then came the vase which was inspired by The Mixed Media Card Challenge #13 to use the color blue, with an optional vase element. 

     I cut my vase out of white cardstock with my Cricut Expression using the Serenade cartridge. Then I stamped the blue design using two shades of blue and the Victorian Embellishments stamp. To give it some shine, I applied the rest of my Glossy Accents, afraid it wouldn't be enough, which along the top of the vase I did miss a few spots. But it makes it look aged, so in this case it worked fine! 

     I also used white cardstock for the background, and started with the Script Background stamp. Then I used a stencil and some gesso to create the horizontal stripes behind the vase. Once that dried I used three different blue mists to spray all over the card. Next came the leaves, which I embossed with Ranger Blue Glass embossing powder, using the Happily Grateful stamp, which I also used to make the flowers. So that you could see more of the leaf design I decided to hand-stitch more stems to attach my flowers to. I added some light blue bling to the centers, and darker blue bling to the punched flowers along the right. The sentiment was also embossed onto blue vellum using the Darling stamp. 

Stamps from Red Rubber Designs:


Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Basic Grey South Pacific Layout ~ FotoBella DT

      These adorable, older photos of my little sister have been sitting in a box just waiting for the right papers to come along, which happened as soon as I saw Basic Grey's South Pacific Collection from FotoBella!

     I created a diagonal design with the square photos, matting my fave to the pink (Fiji) paper, and machine stitching it to the yellow (New Caledonia) paper. Then I used my paper cutter to create the fringe on the bottom, which was really easy to do by following the lines on the paper, and cutting in between them. To enhance the fringe a little more, I lightly went over it with Distress Ink (Vintage Photo).

     From the pink ribbon that comes in the Ephemera, I made a loop, and added the white buttons, that also come in the Ephemera.

     To make the flowers, I used the same pink paper that I matted my photo with, and embossed them with the Enjoy The Journey Clear Stamp using Ranger's Sea Foam White Embossing Powder. Then to give them some more depth, I colored part of them with a darker pink marker, and curled my petals up. I finished it up with the title that I made from stickers. 

Thanks for looking and have a great day!