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January 2012

CAS Scene and Lavender Lace

I have a couple projects to share with you today.  The first was made for the Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge.  Here is the inspiration photo called Summer Gold that was provided for the challenge.

Summer Gold Puzzle

Here is what I came up with.

KC Trees and Lake

I sponged in the ground and water, applied texture using the mini fern stamp in my Kittie Kits Outdoor Master and then hand painted the trees and tree tops.  I am no painter but I enjoyed creating this scene. I have a tutorial on creating a scene around an image if you would like to check it out.

My second project is a duplicate of the cards I have been making this past week using my brayer with embossing folders. I just love the dimension the color adds to the embossed background image. I made this lavender lace card for my friend, Barb.

KC MArtha Stewart PATP Flowers 4 right

You can check out my post from last week called Belleek Pottery Inspired to get more information on how I made this project.

I hope you are having a great day and I really appreciate you stopping by.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Kittie Kits Outdoor Master
Paper: Watercolor, White, Soft Sky
Ink: Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Accessories: Brushes, Sponges, Nestabilities,

Paper: Lavender Lace, White
Ink: Lavender Lace
Accessories: Martha Stewart PATP Flower Box Set and Butterfly Punch, Our Daily Bread Fanciful Flourish, Mounting Tape, Flossy Accents, Glue Dots, SU Embossing Folder

Pink and White Fanciful Flourish

Happy Monday!  I have been having a great time playing with brayering ink to the inside of embossing folders to create unique and lovely embossed backgrounds.  I made today’s project just for fun to see how light pink ink would look on pure white cardstock. I like how it turned out.

KC MArtha Stewart PATP Flowers 3 right 

I really like the long open frame over these backgrounds.  It creates dimension and a point of interest but still allows the background to show well. I think the floral pattern is exceptionally pretty in white with the pale pink background. 

KC Martha Stewart PATP flowers 3 center

I decided that pure white foliage would look perfect against the pink frame and with the tiny punched flowers on the vines. The little flowers are the punches left from the punch around the page punch used to create the frame.The pink butterflies with the white pearls are the perfect finishing touch. This project looks like it took lots longer than it really did and was lots of fun to make.

KC MArtha Stewart PATP flowers 3 left

I would love for you to pop over to the Rubbernecker blog and check out my Kittie’s Korner post.  Here is a little glimpse of my fun and cartoony project.

KC Dog Alfie 1 center

Have a great week and try to make time to get your fingers inky. 

Paper: Pink, White
Ink: Shell Pink
Accessories: Martha Stewart PATP Flower Box Set and Butterfly Punch, Our Daily Bread Fanciful Flourish, Mounting Tape, Flossy Accents, Glue Dots, SU Embossing Folder, Nestabilities

Elegant Flowers and Butterflies

Good morning!   I want to thank you for your support and for making my card sale such a success.

I had a great time playing in the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge yesterday. The inspiration site was Everything Turquoise and I was inspired by the South Hampton bedding collection. 

Although this bedding isn’t something I would choose for my home I loved the elegance and the soft pale aqua and taupe.  Here is what I came up with.

KC Martha Stewart Hydrangea Punch 5 right

I made a card earlier this week that used the technique of brayering a light ink color onto the front face of an embossing folder.  I love how the soft color allows the embossed pattern to show. I created an additional embossed piece of cardstock to create the flowers and butterflies with. I wanted them to blend in with the background.

KC Martha Stewart Hydrangea Punch 5 center

The frame was punched using a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set and the frame opening was die cut using a rectangle Nestabilities die. It was mounted on the card front using mounting tape. The foliage was die cut using a leafy flourish die. The flowers and foliage were attached to the frame to create a flower spray. KC MArtha Stewart Hydrangea Punch 5 left

The patterned butterflies were layered over a plain vanilla butterflies to create additional dimension. Tiny taupe pearls were added to the flower centers and butterflies for one additional touch of elegance. I really love how this card turned out. It would be perfect for so many different occasions. 

Check out today’s Rubbernecker Blog design team  post if you are interested in taking part in a fun inspiration challenge.  The team has some fun inspired projects to share.  My challenge project is a simple scene with a sweet punched flower garden.

KC Fall HArvest 11

I hope you are having a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

Paper: Vanilla
Ink: Soft Sky
Accessories: Martha Stewart Hydrangea, Butterfly, Branch Punches and Vintage Deco PATP Punch Set, My Favorite Things Leafy Flourish, Mounting Tape, Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder, Glossy Accents, Stylus, Mat

Clean and Simple Fanciful Flourish

Happy Wednesday.  I have a clean and simple project to share with you today.  I love white on white cards with pops of color. The punched border layer is decorative but still allows the flower and fanciful flourish be the star of the show. 

KC Martha Stewart PATP Flower 3 center

The flower was made using several layers created using the Spellbinders Blossom Two die set. I altered the layers a little by cutting down in between each petal so I could create a little more dimension. I distressed the layers, sponged lightly with pink ink to add a touch more life to the pink and then attached.

KC Martha Stewart PATP Flower 3 left

I mounted the punched layer on mounting tape to add another element of dimension and attached the foliage and flower. This was really a very fast and simple card to make.

KC Martha Stewart PATP Flower 3 right

Cards like this can fit any occasion- thinking of you, birthday, get well, etc.  You can pop in any sentiment you need when you are ready or simply write your note.

Have a great day.  It’s Wednesday and we are half way through the week.  Thanks for looking in.

Paper: Pink, Spring Moss, White Accessories: Spellbinders Blossom Two, ODBD Fanciful Flourish, Martha Stewart Flower Box PATP Punch Set, Glossy Accents, Stylus, Mat, Mounting Tape