Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Dowbton Abbey Car Card

Hi all,

The picture of the car on this card is a bit wonky.  I fixed it and it looks a lot better now...LOL.  Unfortunately I couldn't fix the gold background.  Its still on a tilt.  Oh well, a learning opportunity!

Items used:
  • Downton Abbey Dies (car, feather, the Abbey)
  • Downton Abbey paper
  • Tonic card die (verso)
  • gem brads
  • Bo Bunny Brads
  • silver glitter card
  • gold glossy card
  • White card for the card base
  • dark brown card (The name of this cardstock is Canyon Brown and is a linen cardstock/cover made by Neenah.  It is the most beautiful and rich color brown I've been able to find.  You can order it through either Kelly Paper or The Paper Mill Store.  Neenah also makes a rich rich black called Epic Black.  It is also part of Neenah's Linen Line.  This is a deep rich black that I truly love.)

I had planned to cut out the entire gold background but it didn't cut completely.  Rather than try to match it back up to the die (that never seems to work for me on foil.  It always shows a second cut line.) I decided to add what I had as a distressed piece.  I added the Downton Abbey in silver glitter in front and behind the car (which I SWEAR has straight lights now!)

I really like the brads from Bo Bunny.  They are old fashioned so that is what I used here.  I probably should have used another color for the feather rather than gold again so that it would stand out more.

Take care, Lis

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Longing for the Sea Card

Items Used: (Card size: 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches)
  • Golden Peach, Green Silk/Satin card
  • Spectrum noir Watercolor pencils
  • Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea stamps and dies
  • Trimcraft First Edition Leaf Die
  • Graphic 45 Sea themed paper
  • Tonic Frame Die
  • Dried star fish and sea dollar (Michaels)
  • Hot glue
  • Light green pearls
  • White card for card base
  • Anna Griffin swirl (gold and white) with a gold heart (I had this as a leftover and added it behind my turtle.)
Hi everyone!

I purchased the Heartfelt Under the Sea collection with the dies and stamps.  Its SO pretty!  I used watercolors to color my stamped items and then die cut them.

I didn't have any seaweed so I used some die cut leaves. I think they came out ok.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Fleur de Paris Card

Items used:
  • Paper roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Green pearls
  • Die cut from K&Co
  • Washi Tape (yes, the gold fancy border) - Michaels
  • paper from Crafters Companion Downton Abbey Line
  • gold foil card
  • lavender card for card base

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Three Flowers Card

Items Used:
  • Tonic Verso dies
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen-green
  • Green gems
  • Drab green organza ribbon
  • White card
This is actually a brightly colored card.  I think I didn't get enough light on my card to get a decent picture.

I just got some "verso" dies from Tonic.  These are dies that can cut into the paper or cut out something from paper.  I was really intrigued by the former so I got a set from Create and Craft (my new favorite channel to watch).

I cut the flowers into the card and backed them with silk foiled card in different colors. (Tonic gives you an outline die in case you want to cut the flower out and have a die cut.  The dies are fairly intricate.  They cut very nicely.

I didn't do a very good job making leaves though...LOL.  I should have cut some out instead of trying to paint them on.  I have a pretty picture in my mind of what I want to do  - sometimes the hands don't follow the mind!

A last look...

Thanks for stopping by!