Sunday, April 23

Springtime butterfly...



This is a one layer card so the base card is the whole card and that is white card stock.
I did corner round two opposite corners.
I stamped the Stampin' Up "swallowtail" stamp with StazOn jet black ink.
I also stamped the verse from Stampin' Up's "Happy Harmony" set with the same ink.
It was back to the Prisma color pencils with Gamsol and stumps for the coloring.

Here is a link to a good easy instruction video for blending with Gamsol...

Reprising an old technique...


I had truly forgotten how smooth and bright using Gamsol with Prisma color pencils was.
But hopefully I won't forget again.
The base card is white card stock with a layer of hot pink card stock and then a layer of plaid patterned paper. 
On the plaid paper  I stamped the "You're So Sweet" verse from MFT Stamps "Peanut Butter & Jelly" set using StazOn jet black ink.
On another piece of white card stock I stamped the little girl holding the chocolate chip cookie from the MFT Stamps "Milk & Cookies" set using StazOn jet black ink and coloring it with Prisma color pencils.
I then added Gamsol with art stumps to blend the pencil for a smooth look!
I die cut her out using the MFT Die-namics coordinating die and applied her to the front of the card.

This is called "using what you have"...


So I didn't have any flower dies from ODBD, but I did have a snowflake!!!

The base card is plum card stock with a layer of purple polka dotted card stock.
The main image piece is white linen card stock .
Using another piece of the purple polka dotted card stock I die cut 6 snowflakes from ODBD "Snowflake Dies".
Then from another piece of plum card stock I cut  out the "blessings" from ODBD "Many Blessings" set.
Before gluing the sets of snowflakes together to form the flower I used my Distress ink seedless preserves marker to draw three "stems" then glued the two snowflakes die cuts together ,then onto the card front.
The "blessings" I glued on but I have to be honest I am not in love with the heart that dots the "i" on this set so I punched out a 1/8" circle to use for dotting the "i".
I then stamped the "showers of" because it's Spring, using the Distress marker.
To finish I used white Nuvo drops to make the seedy centers of the snowflake flowers!!!

Couldn't wait to play with this challenge...


I don't know about you but I love those "cake" shows on TV.
So as I went through my IO stamps I found this flower (G2062) that reminded me of the "piping" they do.
The base card is white card stock with a piece of red striped vellum taped to the front.
I then cut 1/4" black card stock to attach around the outside.
With the rest of the black card stock I cut layers for the cake and taped them to a strip of black card stock.
I then stamped the flower using Versmark ink and using white embossing powder for the "piping" and heat set it.
I cut a piece of white card stock using my oval die for the plate.
I attached the "cake" and applied mini-pearls in between the layers and in the corners of the card front.

Glittery sketch...


Back to the $1.99 paper pad that I bought on clearance at Michael's.
Because the card stock is patterned on one side and white on the other I can use it as a base card.
I trimmed one piece of black glitter paper and another piece of the same card stock as the base card for the strip on the front.
Next I used the another piece of base card stock and stamped the verse from Unity Stamp Co.'s "Spring and bloom"using StazOn jet black ink.
I trimmed that out and added black glitter paper to the back before attaching it to the card.
In the same paper pack I had a sheet with the flowers so I trimmed out two flowers and glue dotted them to the card front.
To finish off the card I added black Nuvo drops for an accent on each flower.