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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. 

KC Elizabeth Craft Lovebirds 1 left

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.

 KC Elizabeth Craft Lovebirds 1 cemter

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.

KC Elizabeth Craft Lovebirds 1 right

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

 

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Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz

Good Saturday morning.  I have been having such a wonderful time pulling up the Ellen Hutson store site every day to see what new things have come in. Shhhh!  Don’t tell my husband how many orders I have placed over the last couple of weeks.  I just can’t seem to help myself.   My project today is  a clean and simple floral project made using the Tim Holtz Small Tattered Florals and Reverse Confetti Lacy Scallop Frame.  I started going in one direction to use several different color flowers but ended up with this.

KC Sizzix Small Tattered Florals 1 left

I attached  the lacy scalloped frame to the card base using mounting tape. I formed the flowers and foliage using the stylus and molding pad and attached the flower sections together using glossy accents.

KC Sizzix Small Tattered Florals 1 center

The large flower and leaves and small flowers and leaves were attached to the card base using glossy accents. I applied snow pearls in the center of each flower to finish.  I’m not really very happy with the floral layout But I do really love the pop of the green and blue colors against the all white background.

KC Sizzix Small Tattered Florals 1 right

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

Card size:  5.50”  X  4.25”

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Framed Pine, Holly and Christmas Berries

Good Sunday morning.  I have an old-fashioned Christmas card to share with you today with pine, holly, berries and a multi looped tartan bow.  The frame was made using the Poppystamps Leafy Frame and the pine, holly and berry stems were made using the Sizzix Mini Holiday Greens set.  The bow was made using ribbon I found at Michaels. 

KC Sizzix Mini Holiday Greens 1 left

I applied strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.  I wanted to create an all white background for the foliage and ribbon and the die cut frame added another element of interest without distracting from the arrangement.

KC Sizzix Mini Holiday Greens 1 center

I lightly formed the holly leaves with my stylus and molding pad and bent and formed the pine using my fingers.  I  applied 1/8” punched red circles to the berry branches and holly stems with glossy accents.  I arranged the pine branches, holly and berry stems and attached to the card base with glossy accents.  I tied the bow and attached it to the arrangement with glue dots.  Check out my multi loop bow tutorial if you would like to see how I make my multi loop bows.

KC Sizzix Mini Holiday Greens 1 close

Here’s a little closer view. I added red stickles to the red berries to create a bit of sparkle.

KC Sizzix Mini Holiday Greens 1 right

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Snowglobe Village and Holiday Sales Alert

Good Saturday morning.  When I first saw the Tim Holtz Snowglobe die set I couldn’t resist purchasing it because I love creating village cards.   I must admit that I was a tiny bit addled when I opened the envelope and saw 23 pieces in the set.  I was sure I had bitten off more than I could handle but after laying out all the pieces everything made sense.  There are two large dies to make mountains and matching pieces to create snow caps but I made them green so there wouldn’t be too many colors to muddy up my scene. I think they just look like large snow caped trees.  LOL!  Instead of using the arched snowglobe frame that comes in the set I opted to use my My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames.  I added tiny evergreen boughs to the houses made using my Martha Stewart Branch Punch and 1/16” punched circles.

KC Sizzix Snowglobe 1 right

I assembled all the pieces to create the houses.  There are two different  roof pieces to use with the house die so you can create variety in the scene. I backed all the house windows with a Gold Shimmer cardstock from Papertrey.  I used the same paper to cut several stars.  The two large mountain sections in green along with several small trees. I cut and attached the snow caps to the mountains with glossy accents.  I wanted the small trees to have snow caps so I cut them out in white and cut them with my scalloped scissors and attached them with glossy accents.  I cut the frame, applied double stick tape to the lower back  section of the frame and attached the ground snow.  Then I attached thin strips of mounting tape and attached a back ground snow section, applied double stick tape to the back of that section and then attached the whole frame to the card base.  I could have left off the back snow section because it is almost totally covered by the tree and houses. 

KC Sizzix Snowglobe 1 center

I began applying mounting tape to the back of the green tree sections and attached to the card base.  I tucked the houses in behind the ground snow and attached them in place with mounting tape. I added the one small tree with the star and two larger trees on either side of the scene for balance.  I finished by attaching several stars in the sky with glossy accents.  I added sparkle to the stars with yellow stickles and to the red berries with red stickles.  Too bad you can’t really see the sparkle in the photos.  This set is fun to play with but I must admit that I would have much preferred using softer more natural shaped trees.  My husband, however loved the mod feel of the trees.  Just to shed a little light on our differing tastes Bob says he felt like was the Jetsons moving in with the Waltons.   LOL!

KC Sizzix Snowglobe 1 left

Have you had a chance to check out the sales listed below.  I would be so honored if you would shop using my direct store links.

Check out Ellen Hutson’s 10 year Anniversary Sales.  Be sure to check out the three different sales times and coupon codes.

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Impression Obsession

Impression sale

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Thanks for coming by today and I hope you continue to have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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