Wow! It's been a long time since I sat down to make a card! I've been using cards from my stash.
I put this card together for my daughter. Today is her birthday. Happy birthday, Jenny!
My card base is 5 x 7" cream card stock. All patterned papers are by Melissa Frances including the rose sticker. I used a new Spellbinders die, Romantic Rectangles Two, to cut the lacey edge rectangles. The edges were inked with Distress Antique Linen and Vintage Photo. I also stamped faint script around the edges of the background paper. I stamped "you are so special" on a narrow strip of sticker to add to the rose piece. The embossed foil was cut and embossed with a new Spellbinders Gilded Life die, Petite Lace. Love the lacey look! The foil is gold. I sanded it lightly to reveal some of the silver color. Then I sponged Spa Blue paint over it and wiped off the paint on the embossed areas. My card actually started with this piece! It was an experimental piece that I really like so I found papers to go with it. The seam binding was misted and crinkles to look old and tied into a loose bow. I've tucked a small stick pin with a bead into the bow.
Spellbinders is celebrating their Diamond Anniversary this year! To honor the occasion, they have a Sneak Peek and Giveaway starting today! Here's a chance to see some of the new Spellbinders products coming out at CHA! And super awesome projects!!!!
Click HERE to see Day One! Get ready to be inspired!
I decided to take a few minutes to post something! I've got oodles of things to do but this seemed like a good choice for my time right now!!!
This is a scrapbook page I created as a Spellbinders project back in July. In August, I moved to the Mixed Media DT and haven't done a scrapbook layout since. I never thought I'd say this but I do miss doing layouts just a little bit!!! (I should qualify that! I can still do layouts on the MM DT but it's not a requirement now.)
The photos are of my grandson Logan. Last spring, we visited a Dr. Seuss exhibit in Sioux Falls, SD hence the title "Seuss Falls". Logan had fun posing next to the bronze statues.
I used several Spellbinders Die D-Lites on this page. The corner scroll pieces: Corner Flourish; the piece that looks like a sign on the side: Mirror, Mirror; and the small frames layered over the photos and framing the small photo: ATC.
The color combination is what I like best on this page! The red just pops against the blue! Besides the photos of Logan, of course!
You can see this in the Spellbinders Idea Gallery HERE.
I’ve used JustRite’s Festive Poinsettia stamp set to add the pattern to the poinsettia petals and leaves. The verse is also from that set. I cut the poinsettias first. Then I rubbed on Pixie Dust ink and heat set it. I stamped the design with Toffee Crunch ink. I sprayed the flowers with Sparkle Shimmer Mist. I used the biggest poinsettia from Layered Poinsettias for my leaves. There is a leaf die in the set but I preferred a smaller size for this card. I simply cut the petals apart after stamping.
The frame was cut from gold craft foil adhered to paper. I almost always add a paper backing to foil when I make frames. It makes the foil a little stiffer so it holds the shape better. I use my Xyron to add adhesive to the foil and apply it to light cardstock or printer paper. To create this frame, I first cut Decorative Labels Twenty-Eight #3 (#1 being the smallest) from the gold foil. I kept the foil in the die and added Decorative Labels Twenty-Eight #2 die. I taped it in place with low tack tape. Then I embossed only with both dies in place. I placed Decorative Labels Twenty-Eight #1 in the center and cut only. I applied a thin coat of black acrylic paint to the frame, allowed the paint to dry slightly and then wiped off the excess. The paint in the cracks and crevices really defines the embossing and adds an aged look. The verse is stamped on cream cardstock cut with Decorative Labels Twenty-Eight #2. I rubbed some the Pixie Dust ink around the edges after stamping the verse with Onyx Black ink. Be sure to heat set the black ink before rubbing too close!
The back ground mat is Kraft cardstock cut with 5 x 7 Matting Basics #5. Then I embossed it with Harlequin M-Bossabilities folder. I rubbed Pixie Dust over it direct to paper. I hand cut a narrow cream mat to fit behind it.
I cut the cream card base with 5 x 7 Matting Basics #6 . To do this, I folded a 9 x 6 1/2” piece of cream card stock in half. I placed the fold edge of the cardstock to the inside of one long cutting edge on the die. I used low tack tape to hold the die in place while running it through the Grand Calibur Machine. The card is the perfect size to match the mat! I inked the edges with Pixie Dust ink to match the flowers. It would have been a lot quicker to use pink card stock for the card but I didn’t have the right color!
I sprayed the whole card with a light mist of Sparkle Shimmer Mist.
The bow is tied through the hole in the edge of the frame.
Thank you so much for stopping! I hope I've inspired you in some way with this Pretty in Pink card!
Hello! My name is Judy..........thought I might need to introduce myself again!!! It's been a very long time since I posted here.
I needed a break......some time to refocus. I'm working on renewing some of my creative energy! I took time to create some art for myself, no deadlines, no requirements! I'll share a journal that I'm working on in some future blog posts.
Here's a few highlights from the last 2 1/2 months.......
In early August, I went to Phoenix for the Spellbinders Design Teams retreat, my 4th trip. Wow, time does fly! A big change this year with all the design teams attending the retreat. So much talent! What fun!
Later in August I had some minor surgery. Everything went well but boy did it zap my energy for a week or so!
In September, I went to Sweden and Norway with my parents, husband, sisters and nephew. A trip of a lifetime! We went to see where my Mom's grandfather came from in Norway and visit cousins there. We also visited the area of Sweden where my Dad's grandfather came from. Lots to see, lots of travel! Wonderful to experience it with family!!! A great trip!
Back to reality when I got home........projects due!
October brought birthdays to celebrate! My youngest granddaughter turned 1! My grandsons turned 12! My son in law celebrated a birthday, too. We celebrated an anniversary!
Now, it's already the 22nd of October!
This is a simple beaded design composed of 2 rows of seed beads on each side of a row of black bugle beads. It's fairly simple to do on Julianna's Jewel Loom. You can see a video about the Jewel Loom at this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs3JLbrNbXE
When I started the bracelet, my intention was to make a simple, quick bracelet. I wanted a narrow bracelet that I could pair with other bracelets. I really like how it turned out!
As I finished gluing the string ends and put the clasp on it, I noticed some charms laying on my work table. An "Aha!" moment! Why not add a charm to the bracelet clasp?
So that's what I did! My first photo shows the leaf charm added to the clasp with a jump ring. I glued 2 seed beads onto the leaf which adds the blue color to it and ties it to the bracelet.
I still like the bracelet without the charm!!! I really should make a couple more to wear together!
Good Morning Blog Friends! Today is my first day on Spellbinders new Mixed Media and Jewelry Design Team!!! I'm really excited about this new venture.
At the same time, I'm a bit sad that my three plus years on the Spellbinders Design Team has ended. Yesterday was my last official day on that team.
I'm looking forward to new challenges! Mixed Media is a perfect fit for me!!!
Here's a fun mixed media book that I created for one of Spellbinders' classes taught at CHA last week. It was fun to be at the class and see the attendees put together their own version of this book! It was a lot to do but I think they all enjoyed the class!
The journal is covered with black fabric with faux stitches made with a Elmer's Painters white marker. Brightly colored flowers, butterfly, birds and a birdhouse are glued to the cover. The birds and butterfly are Spellbinders blanks from the Media Mixage line. I've painted them white before adding StazOn ink for color. The flowers are all cut from Roc-lon fabric. It takes color so well and does not fray! To cut the fabric, I've used a new metal shim from Spellbinders that makes cutting most fabrics easy! All the flowers were colored with StazOn inks sponged onto the fabric. The bird house is one of the new hatpins revealed at CHA. It makes a cute birdhouse with an aluminum roof, don't you think?!?
Along with the book is a jewelry piece pinned onto the book ties. The bird and house are blanks. The flower is cut from fabric. The art words are from Cosmo Cricket "Life" Tiny Text sheet.