Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ball Gown Gladys Bow Card

Hi! Spring is here and soon it will be Prom time. Do you know someone who will be attending her first Prom? If yes, why not make her a cute bow card to celebrate the occasion?


CARD RECIPE

All DD Stamps & Products Used: Ball Gown Gladys Set, Bow Card Template

Cardstock & Papers: Floral from "Joplin" by Colorbok, Paisley is from "Bejeweled" by Colorbok, cardstock by Recollections, images printed on Spectrum Noir Cardstock from Crafter's Companion

Markers: Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers & Glitter Pen

Acc. & Embellishments: Bow Card Template from Digital Delights, Mats, butterflies and flourishes by Cricut, small aqua gems, various small silk flowers, glue runner, glue , foam tape, paper clips

Special Technique:

I made the bow card over sized at 9 3/4 inches. All the base pieces, and decorative mats were made from aqua cardstock. The top layers were made from the patterned papers. I layered the patterned pieces over their corresponding aqua pieces. When dry, I formed the bows, glued them in place, and used paper clips to hold them in place while they dried.


I put the card layers together as shown using a combination of tape runner, glue and foam tape. I used paper clips to hold it all together while everything dried.




Four flourishes and two butterflies were tucked between the layers and aqua gems were added as shown.  Five little silk flowers were added to each side of the completed image. 


The image was printed on a 3 1/2 inch circle and the sentiment was made 1 1/4 by 1 3/4 inches. Both were added to decorative mats.

Color Palette

Skin: FS2,4, TN2, PP2
Hair: CT1, LY3, CT4, GB6, 9
Gown: MG 1, 2, 3, glitter pen
Background: BT1, 2, 4


This card was so much fun to make! I love this bow card, and I'm sure I will be making more of these in the future.

If you liked my card be sure to leave me a comment. I love to hear from you!




Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bunnies in the Carrot Patch



Bunnies got into the Carrot Patch!




This cute little centerpiece would be perfect for any Spring/Summer event. I used the Carrot Patch Box for most of my project, and the tired bunny from Chubby Bunnies for face, ears and paws of the bunnies.


MATERIALS

Pink dotted cardstock from "Watercolor Ombre" by DCWV
Antique tan cardstock from Basic Grey
Colored cardstock by Recollections
Orange dot cardstock from my stash
Orange 1/4 inch ribbon
Wood Grain embossing folder from Cuddlebug
Small white pom poms
Adhesive, foam tape
Small amount of self stick Velcro
Exacto knife

I used the carrot pattern to make the bunny bodies from the pink dotted cardstock. The facial features, ears and paws are from the tired bunny from the Chubby Bunnies file. I placed the ears up instead of down, and also made the eyes larger. The muzzle was attached with foam tape to add some dimension.


A 1/4 inch piece of self stick Velcro was used as a closure behind the ears.




The little carrots were made at 2 1/2 inches using the carrot pattern. Each bunny got a carrot, one was put outside the fence, and two were put between the bunnies inside the fence. I used an exacto knife to make a small X for each carrot inside the fence.




I used small pom poms to give the bunnies little tails. ( A larger pom pom would probably have worked better, but I used what I had.)


The fence was made using the Basic Grey cardstock. The pickets were embossed using the Wood Grain Cuddlebug folder. I used my Cricut Explore to write the message on the sign.


I hope you liked my Bunnies in the Carrot Patch. I had so much fun making it.  If you liked it I'd love to hear from you! 

HAPPY EASTER



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Laughing Dog Spinner Card




Hi! Today is New Release Day for Digital Delights by Louby Loo and I made a spinner card using "Laughing Dog," "Lonely Pups Accessory Set" and "Man's Best Friend Sentiment."


CARD RECIPE

DD Stamps used: Laughing Dog, Lonely Pups Acc. Set, Man's Best Friend Circular Sentiment

Papers & Cardstock: Image printed on Spectrum Noir Cardstock by Crafter's Companion, Bow Wow Paper by Scrap Happy, cardstock by Recollections

Coloring Medium: Prismacolor Pencils

Acc./ Embellishments: Collar SVG by Cricut, glue, foam tape

Special Technique:

This was my first spinner card so I'm not sure I followed the traditional technique or not. I printed my main image on a 3 1/2 inch circle and colored it with my Prismacolor Pencils. The dog dish and bones are about 1 1/4 inches. The sentiment is 1 3/8 inches in diameter.

I used a 6 inch square card base and cut a 4 inch circle 1 1/4 inch down from the top and centered side to side. I did the same thing to a 6 inch square used as a mat. The dog dish is mounted on a 1 inch circle and the circle is attached to a penny so it can travel along the groove. The whole thing is put together with foam tape so the dog dish can travel in the space between the circles. I did this by putting the penny in place tucked under the image from the back and marking the outside edge as I moved the penny around the circle. Foam tape was placed all along this edge and around the outside edge of the mat.

The collar is 5 3/4 inches long and the Man's Best Friend Sentiment was attached to the collar. I made four bones that were added to the lower corners.




I hope you liked my little spinner card! Please leave a comment. I'd love to hear what you think.



Monday, April 3, 2017

Paper Egg Candy Holder


Hi! I've been having so much fun making Easter projects using the great files from My Scrap Chick! Today I am sharing two umbrella style candy holders I made using Paper Egg from My Scrap Chick.




MSC Files Used



Materials List

Pearlescent Cardstock: Watercolor Ombre from DCWV
Cardstock: Recollections
Diamond Wrap by Floral Garden 
3/8 inch fushia ribbon by Offray
Clear and yellow gems 
White paper flower
11 inch- 5/ 16 diameter dowel
Purple/white  twine
Gathered 1/2 inch white lace
2 inch ungathered white lace
Tape runner, glue, glue dots, double stick tape

For the 12 inch umbrella candy holder, keep the pieces grouped together and size it so the largest piece is 11.5 inches. I put the pieces together with a combination of tape runner and glue, then paper clipped the seams while they dried.



When the pieces are dry add the lace and Diamond Wrap as shown using a combination of tape runner, glue and glue dots.


Take your dowel rod and wrap it with double stick tape, then the ribbon.


 Use hot glue to attach the dowel to the inside of the egg halves.
    Hold the dowel vertical while the glue sets.



Use the Rosette pattern to make the base and the Daisy Garden Flowers to decorate the egg. Add other accents as shown.

                 


The smaller version is 8 inches tall. The largest piece was sized at 9 inches.


Additional  Materials Used

September Flower Borders
Clear gems
Paper Flowers
Butterfly from K & Co.
8 inch straw


I had so much fun making these and they were a lot easier to make than they look. Give one a try!

Please leave me a comment. I love hearing from you! ~ Shirley