Good afternoon, I have been going back and forth in my thoughts about whether to sell or donate some large, heavy items that would be costly to mail. I’m going to post them with a price of the item and postage will have to be figured by your zip code. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to make a purchase. You can find the sale items here.
Good Saturday morning. My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and the Craft-Tim Holtz Pinterest site was our inspiration. Wow! There was tons of fantastic inspiration on this site but with that said the Tim Holtz vintage and mixed media techniques take me way out of my comfort zone. My card was inspired by several different creations on the site but it was the Paper Roses found here that was my initial inspiration. This is one of those projects that I just couldn’t leave well enough alone and kept adding and adding until I finally couldn’t add any more. I pulled several Spellbinders sets that I haven’t used in quite a while. The roses were made using the Rose Creations set, the larger leaves were made using the Foliage set and the decorative background layers were made using the Decorative Labels Eight. The smaller sections of foliage was made using the Impression Obsession Foliage set.
I cut the background layers and attached them to the card base with strips of mounting tape. The large foliage leaves were cut and scored with the leaf tool. The rose layers were cut using pale pink and before forming them I sponged them with Antique Linen and Worn Lipstick Distress ink. I formed the petals of the roses using a larger stylus to soft the paper and then used a much smaller one to roll the petals inward. The center section of each rose was rolled tightly and then attached together with touches of glossy accents.
I attached the large leaves to the card base using glossy accents. Nest I attached the three roses with glossy accents and then filled in around the roses with the small foliage sections. I was basically finished with the card and was getting ready to take my pictures when it struck me that the dark green foliage was a little stark for the delicate pink roses. I decided to apply gold Wink of Stella to all the leaves of the smaller foliage sections to soften the arrangement. From there I thought pure gold foliage would be pretty so I cut the smaller sections of foliage using white cardstock and then colored each piece with the gold Wink of Stella and tucked them around the arrangement. I just couldn’t stop there. I pulled out some thin gold organdy ribbon, created a multi loop bow and heated it with my heat gun to crinkle and curl for another touch of vintage. I attached the bow and streamers with glue dots. So as I sat looking at the card I felt the roses were too plain now that they had all the gold foliage around them so I took to coloring the edges of the petals with the gold Wink of Stella. Whew! Finally I had to let it go and just take my pictures. LOL!
Here’s a closer view. I like how it turned out.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Thanks for stopping by.
Good Sunday Afternoon. My project today was made using the Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers Large and Leafy Branch along with the Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles. I have a drawer full of Spellbinders die sets and somehow forget to use them. I decided to that I would do a pretty layered card in all white with just the color of the roses and foliage.
I assembled the pieces of the card base and frame and attached with mounting tape. The largest section of the die set is 6” x 4” so I cut a background card base when folded that is 4.75” x 2.75”. I didn’t want the card base to show under the decorative cutouts.
The roses were rolled around my tweezers and closed and attached with glossy accents. I attached the three roses to the center layer of the frame and then pieces of foliage were tucked in under and around the roses and attached with glossy accents.
Here’s a closer view. Aren’t the soft colors pretty against all that gorgeous white decorative paper!!
Thanks for coming by and I hope you have been having a wonderful weekend.
The frames were cut and layered together with double stick tape. I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and then attached it to the card base. I have to fess up that I had a hard time getting my frames to attach perfectly straight so the mats are a little crooked.
I cut nine sets of the three layered flower in purple and nine of the largest flower in green for the base of each flower. I placed all the flowers face down on the molding pad and rounded and formed them using a light rolling motion. Then I turned them over and pushed down on the center of each flower with the small ball end of the leaf tool. I assembled and attached all the flower sections together with glossy accent. I used a 1/8” circle punch to punch out the tiny yellow flower centers, formed them with the stylus and attached them in the flower using glossy accents. The flowers were attached to the card base with glossy accents.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great weekend.
The snowflake background was cut and then I cut an oval opening in it for my scene. I cut the oval frame and attached it with double stick tape. I added snow layers to the back of the oval frame along with the back row of fir trees. The larger rectangle frame was attach to the snowflake background with double stick tape. Thin strips of mounting tape were attached to the back of both the rectangle and oval frames and then I attached it to the card base.
The deer and the front fir trees were attached to the scene with mounting tape . It was hard for me to get good clear pictures that showed all the detail. I took a couple close-ups from both sides to show not only the detail but the dimension of the scene.
I love how this turned out. There is something so calming to me about all white images against a soft blue background. I think the snowflake frame adds another pretty element of dimension.
Thanks for coming by today and I hope you enjoy your Sunday.