Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Prima Stencil Fun

Have you played with stencils and paste yet? What a fun way to add texture and dimension to your design! It really gives a distressed overall feel as well.

I began my design with a piece of chocolate brown printed paper from Kaisercraft's "Limelight" dp pad. The small print added some interest, but wasn't an overwhelming to apply the paste over. 

I simply laid Prima's Designer Stencil 6x6 Lattice over the top and used a small artist spatula to frost over it with white Studio 490 Embossing Paste. I didn't cover the entire sheet, as you can see. After the paste dried (quicker than I thought!) I used Tim Holtz Distress ink in Antique Linen and Tea Dye to sponge additional color onto the texture.

I layered the entire panel onto a piece of paper from my stash, then proceeded to stamp and color the peony.

I stamped the LaBlanche Silicone Stamp "Framed Peony" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it with Copic Sketch Markers. It is adhered with Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares.

A Gabriella Venise Lace border, along with a Seam Binding Ribbon bow (made with an Original Bow Easy!) finishes this design. 

I must say that it looks much more charming IRL...I found it difficult to capture the dimension and old fashioned feel with my camera.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Spell it out!


Another one of those days...I need a quick card -- preferably flat for mailing, and have NO time to hunt through my numerous stamp sets for that perfect stamp...

Time to "Spell it Out" using Spellbinders Font One Uppercase dies!

You can find all of the Spellbinder letter and word dies HERE and HERE.

I layered my HELLO over Kaisercraft Bow and Arrow 6.5" designer paper. An arrow accent was added...I love this arrow set HERE.

Glue it all together with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue!

Fast, flat, and ready to go! Now if I could only keep up with the changing postal rate!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

LaBlanche Hanging Hydrangeas


A quick post for today featuring LaBlanche Hanging Hydrangea silicone stamp image...stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers.

The image was then die cut with a Spellbinder Rectangle die and layered onto Kaisercraft Tea Break 6.5" Decorator Paper. A Melissa Frances Trim (available in white) border alone with May Art's 1/4" Silk ribbon bow (made with a Bow Easy) adds a bit of interest. Final touch: two Maya Road Leaves Vintage Pins.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lacy Foxgloves


Hello! Coming to you with a design suitable for many occasions, although more suited to a wedding (in my opinion ;))...

I began with LaBlanche's "Foxglove" silicone stamp, stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it with Copic Sketch markers. I then cut it out with a Spellbinder Petite Oval die (can find Spellbinder Classic Ovals HERE), along with one size up oval to frame out the image oval.

The paper here is from Kaisercraft's 6 1/2" "Something Blue." I was aiming for a vintage, aged look without a lot of distressing.


The border (look close!) is May Arts 1.5" Ivory Tulle layered with ivory Lucia Venise Lace. A Cream Tulle bow topped with a Melissa Frances Tan/Brown Pearl finishes this design. 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Have a wonderful remainder to your week, and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cupcake Birthday


Here's a "frosted" cupcake birthday card featuring JustRite's Small Cling "Cupcake Wishes."

I began with a floral dp base of Kaisercraft "Key to My Heart" paper, then layered a border of May Art's 1.5" Satin Pleats Ribbon and Seam Binding Ribbon. I made up a shabby bow, using a Bow Easy with more Seam Binding Ribbon.

I stamped the cupcake swirl onto a Spellbinder Classic Oval die cut with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose and Aged Mahogany Distress ink. The Candle was stamped with the Aged Mahogany ink as well as with Mustard Seed Distress ink. The little gem is a MME Lost and Found Record It! Heirloom Enamel Dot. The cupcake liner was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink, cut out, then "frosted" with chunky glitter.

A bit of Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip to add dimension, and you are done! Fun!

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by! 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Back in the Design "Groove"

Hello All:  I'm happy to bring a brand spankin' new design for you after enjoying a wonderful time back in the States with our family...
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look!



I made this small wall hanging for a friend who has been through a couple of tough spots as of late...just a little something to brighten her day.

I began with My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio 6" X 6" designer paper...I certainly have enjoyed this pad! Not only does it have pretty, up to date prints, it also has pages of sayings written on a "chalkboard." Fun addition to a smaller sized project! I adhered the background sheet on to a thicker cardstock for extra thickness.

I then used MME Decorative Tape in Ruby to adhere a border of ivory Gabriella Venise lace onto the background. 



Next, Prima Audrey White Gray flowers, along with a Prima Bright Florella leaf. A Seam Binding Ribbon bow (Smoke Grey and Cream), made with a Bow Easy (Tutorial HERE) along with a White Collection Stick Pin by Darsie finishes this pretty design.

I hung the decorated piece with Melissa Frances 6" hanger.

All supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Once again, thanks for stopping by!  Have a great remainder to your week!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

spending time with this little guy...


Back home in the U.S. spending time with this handsome little fella...being a grandma is so very {special}! Grandma and Grandpa cannot get enough of him!

Will be back with more designs in August...see you then!