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Lovebirds

Good Monday morning.  I have a clean and simple project to share with you today using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Lovebirds and Reverse Confetti Lacy Scallop Frame. I love the delicate limbs and leaves and the placement of the lovebirds. I didn’t want anything to detract from the sweet images so I paired them with an all white background.  The decorative frame adds dimension and grounds the images adding to the overall prettiness. 

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I cut the image using white cardstock and colored the leaves and branches with Memento markers and the birds with Copic.  The only reason I switched is because I didn’t have a light enough blue marker.  I actually covered the bird and leaves with clear Wink of Stella but it doesn’t really show well in the photos.  I cut a couple extra leaf sections to add at the bottom of the branch to soften and cover the bare branch.  I lightly formed all the leaves with my stylus and molding pad.

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I attached the frames together with thin strips of mounting tape and then applied a second layer of tape and attached to the card base.  I applied double layered pieces of mounting tape to the back of both birds and several of the leaves so they would stand well away from the base.

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Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a good week. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

 

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Ornate Wrought Iron Frame

Good Sunday morning.  My project today was made using the Impression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame and Wrought Iron Fence paired together to create this awesome frame.  The floral arrangement was made using the Foliage set, Tiny Flowers and Elizabeth Craft Designs Bunch of Flowers 1.

KC Impression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame 2 right

I thought combining the two dies would make a really pretty frame for my floral arrangement.  The frame die cuts into 4 sections, three frame layers and an oval.  I attached the three frame sections together using double stick tape to create a more substantial frame to attach the fence sections to.   The fence comes in two sections and I attached then together in the center with double stick tape.  This got a little tricky as the border around the fence is very thin.  I cut 1/8” double stick tape sections in half lengthways to create a thin enough adhesive to hold the sections together without showing from the front.  I removed the backing off the tape on the frame and attached the frame to the fence. Once it was secure I used my snips to cut off the excess portions of the fence.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.  I really love how the frame and fence sections look together to create a totally different piece. 

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KC Impression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame 2 center

I had one more piece of this beautiful paper from the Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Collection and I thought it would be so pretty as the background for my frame and flowers.  I had a bit of a hard time trying to decide what color flowers I should use.  The dominant colors of the paper are peach and lavender so that’s what I used.  They are a fairly strange color combination but I went with it anyway.  If I had it to do again I would have created the frame using cream colored cardstock.  I formed the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and attached the sections together using glossy accents. I cut two sections of foliage and attached it to the frame using glossy accents to create the base for the flowers.  I arranged the large flowers and attached with glossy accents. I finished by adding several of the tiny flowers around the edges of foliage to soften the arrangement.  The floral arrangement covered up more of the frame than I had intended but It still shows enough to be pretty.

KC Impression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame 2 left

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have an enjoyable Sunday. One thing is for sure.  I’m gong to have a few hard days getting used to the daylight savings time change.  Ugh!  How about you??!!

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree and a Flower Garden

Good Sunday morning.  I have a fun spring scene card to share with you today made using the Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait setting paired with the My Favorite Things Leafy Greenery, Elizabeth Craft Lilac and Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 4.  I love the whimsical tree and flowers with the green gingham paper from the My Favorite Things Tiny Check Paper Pack.

KC Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait 1 right

I cut the tree frame once using Kraft cardstock and again using Bazzill Lollipop. I applied Vintage Photo ink to the tree using a mini applicator and and then lightly drug the ink pad directly over the tree to add some texture. I cut the tree section off of the pink frame and trimmed the Kraft frame on all four sides to neatly fit behind the pink frame.  I applied double stick tape to the back of the pink frame and attached the tree frame to the back of it. I cut two sets of leaves and two or three sets of tiny flowers and leaf sections from the Lilac set.  I formed the leaves and the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and then attached them to the tree limbs using glossy accents. I cut two sections of ground using the stitched borders instead of the grass section that came with the tree set because I wanted them to fit across the whole scene.  The section in the back was cut on an up hill angle to add interest and attached directly on the gingham card base using ATG adhesive.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and tree and attached it to the card base.  The front grass border was attached to the front of the frame with ATG adhesive.

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I cut several leaf stems from the Lilac set, formed them lightly with my stylus and molding pad and then attached the tiny flowers using glossy accents. I tucked the leaf stems and flowers in behind the grass sections attaching them with glossy accents. I cut a whole set of all the foliage in the Leafy Greenery set and tucked them in and around the flower stems. I added a few tiny butterflies from the Memory Box Butterfly Delights set to finish.  .

KC Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait 1 left

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” X 4.25”

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Straight Stamping with MISTI

Good Saturday afternoon.  I love the new Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set and wanted to make a clean and simple card that lets it be the main focus. I paired it with the My Favorite Things Leafy Greenery, Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and the tiny flowers from the Elizabeth Craft Sunflower and the Elizabeth Craft Take Time sentiment. 

Do you have a MISTI or Mini MISTI? I love paper crafting and playing with dies, stamps and ink but I have to admit that I am the world’s worst at lining stamped sentiments.  I took a couple photos this morning to show how I used the MISTI to guarantee a perfectly straight image.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 2 right

I placed the scalloped layer on the MISTI, lined it up perfectly and anchored it in place with the magnets. I placed the sentiment stamp exactly where I wanted it to be on the paper.

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I closed the clear lid of the MISTI and lightly pushed down on it to secure the stamp in place and opened it.  I applied ink to the stamp, then closed the lid and pressed firmly with my fingers directly over the stamp. The sentiment was stamped perfectly.

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I cut a brown cardstock strip about one inch wide and then die cut with the scalloped rectangle so it would line up over the white layer. I applied ATG adhesive to the back of the strip and attached to the white layer making sure the top and bottom eyelet holes matched up. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the white layer and attached it to the card base.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 2 center

I cut the flowers using Marshmallow Chick cardstock. I applied Wild Honey Distress Ink to the inner portion of the flowers with a mini applicator and lightly worked the color partially out on each petal to add depth of color for a more natural look. I placed the flowers face down on the molding pad and formed the petals using the large ball end of the stylus from the Garden Tool Kit.  I turned the flower face up on the molding pad and gently pushed down on the center of the flower to press the petals upward. I cut the round center section of the set using the Peanut Fudge cardstock , formed it with the stylus and molding pad to create a round dome. I cut a whole section of the mini flowers to match the flower center, molding them with a tiny tipped stylus and molding pad and attached them all around the flower center with glossy accents. I cut the foliage using Easter Grass cardstock, trimmed the ends off to shorten so they would fit on the card well and attached them to the brown strip with glossy accents.  The flower was secured in place of the foliage and attached with glossy accents.

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Here’s a closer view  to show the tiny flowers placed in the center of the flower.

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Now is the time to purchase a MISTI if you haven’t taken the plunge yet.  Ellen Hutson is holding a special event and is offering a free stamp set with the purchase of a MISTI or Mini MISTI.  While you are at it you may want to check out the new MISTI Creative Corners. The MISTI is even more incredible with the addition of the Creative Corners! These magnetic corners and positioning pieces provide even more possibilities for precision stamping with the MISTI.  Ellen just got them in the store and I placed my order yesterday.  Woo Hoo!  See link below.

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Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Essential By Ellen Holiday 2016 Release Hop

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Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the Holiday 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing just a few of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!  You will definitely want to hop along to see all the wonderful new sets and all the designer’s beautiful projects.

And, yay!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, October 25th!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, October 25th!

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, November 4th! Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

Happy hoppin’!

My first Project was made using the Season to Sparkle Stamps and Season to Sparkle Die Set. I love the shape of the deer and thought it would be so pretty embossed in gold on a clean white background.   

KC Essentials by Ellen Season to Sparkle 1 left

I cut the deer and the stars and embossed them with gold embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment with versa and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I wanted to have one more element of gold so I applied versa along both edges of a piece of cardstock, embossed with gold and then attached to the sentiment layer. The sentiment strip was attached to the card base with ATG adhesive.  The deer was attached with mounting tape and the stars were popped up on glue dots.

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My second project was made using the Stitches Cover Plate, Homespun Holiday Stamps and Homespun Holiday Die Set. I think the pattern on the Stitches Cover Plate is so pretty and wanted the majority of it to be uncovered for my project.  The tree from the Homespun Holiday set was just the perfect thing to add a holiday image to go along with the sentiment but still allow the stitches to show well.

KC Essentials by Ellen Stitches Cover Plate 1 right

I stamped and cut the tree image twice and colored with Peeled Paint and Candied Apple markers. I applied versa to the images and embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut the bottom portion off of one of the trees and offset and layered it to the back of the front tree.  I wanted to show a few more branches. I stamped and cut the red tree trim piece and star, colored with red marker and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The star was attached to the tree top with glue dots.  I cut the trim into three pieces and attached in the branches with glue dots.

The sentiment was stamped using black versafine on the white layer and embossed with clear embossing powder. The sentiment was layered with red cardstock and attached to the card base using ATG adhesive.  The tree was attached to the card base with mounting tape.

KC Essentials by Ellen Stitches Cover Plate 1 left

The sentiment was stamped using black versafine on the white layer and embossed with clear embossing powder. The sentiment was layered with red cardstock and attached to the card base using ATG adhesive.  The tree was attached to the card base with mounting tape.

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You should have arrived here from Julie Campbell and Kimberly Crawford is your next stop along the hop trail.  If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Thanks for coming by and I sure hope you have fun checking out all the wonderful creations and the fantastic holiday stamps and dies.

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