Monday, July 28, 2014

Hello Cards

Today I have a couple simple hello cards to share. These cards can be made using any supplies you have in your stash along with a sentiment craft die.  This first card uses die cuts layered with the addition of fibers and ribbon for texture.

Hello Fibers

First step is to die cut the sentiment from two different shades of card stock, this will allow you to create the shadow look behind the sentiment and make it stand out more.  I used the hello craft die from Studio Calico.

Add liquid glue to the back side of the top die cut.  Be sure not to add too much glue, just enough to allow the pieces to stick together but not so much that it will squeeze out the side when pressed together.

Layer the two die cuts together by off setting them, shift the top layer to one side and up to create the shadow effect.

Next I created my card base, I choose to use a cream colored card stock then picked out a nice woodgrain pattern paper from the Wanderlust collection that adds some nice faux texture to the card base.

After trimming the pattern paper down to fit the card adhere the die cut sentiment.  I like to use my tweezers to hold delicate pieces like this when placing them on my cards.

Next I picked out some fibers from my stash that I thought went well.  I choose a crocheted cream colored ribbon to match the card base.  This light color adds texture and interest without distracting from the darker sentiment.

I cut this ribbon down to a width that fit my card better by clipping the thin latter stitching through the center.

I also found some burlap twine that also goes well with the wood paper.  I wrapped it around the card multiple times and tied it in a bow to one side.  Finally I added a few embellishments.  I picked out some star sequins in colors that matched colors found in the pattern paper and used multi medium in matte to adhere them to the card base. I used Studio Calico Color Theory sequins in Sunny Day, Mint Hint and Orange County.

Here is another idea using the same die but using the negative space instead.  This card is created with a basic white card base with a negative die cut openings and layers of paper behind it.  I used papers from South of Market and woodgrain star sequins.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Studio Calico: Teacher's Pet

Hello! I'm back again with one last card using the August Studio Calico kits Sandlot, Squints and the stamp add-on Teacher's Pet. I really like the images in this set, it would be great for a teacher or to make teacher gifts.


I used white pigment ink around the edges of the black paper to create a chalkboard look to tie in with the school them of the images.  All the images are colored with colored pencils.


Thanks for stopping by today! Check out all of August's kits, SandlotSquints and the stamp add-on Teacher's Pet available tonight at midnight!

Studio Calico: Sandlot + Squints

Hello! I'm back with some more cards using the Studio Calico August kits Sandlot and Squints!  I love the flower images in the stamp set for Squints and how you can layer them on top of each other.  I stamped the more solid petals in a lighter ink then layered the other image in darker ink on top to create this cluster of flowers.


I really love the aqua color of the pattern paper and think it looks great with the peachy colored inks.


For this card I wanted to use the bold stripes included in Squints so I just added buttons to embellish so I didn't take away from the stripes.


I simply used a piercing tool to sew my buttons on the line between the two papers.


This card has that same aqua and peach going on. I liked the pink/peach tag layered together with paper and ribbon of similar color.


I used distress ink in worn lipstick to tone down the pattern paper and distress the edges a bit. I used a white gel pen to add the little specks around with the enamel dots.


Thanks for checking on these projects using Sandlot and Squints.  I have one more project to share later today using the Teacher's Pet Stamp add-on.

Studio Calico: Sandlot Card Kit

Hello! It's reveal day at Studio Calico so I'm here to share a couple projects made with the August Card Kit Sandlot.  For this first card I used the stitching line dies to create the pocket for my sequins.


I embossed the gum ball machine with red embossing powder and cut it out to adhere to the front of my pocket so it looks like the sequins shake around inside the machine.


For my second card I embossed the gum ball machine in silver, lining it up on the pattern paper so that the colors sort of burst out from the inside.


I used more sequins to create my "gum balls" and a button for the front.  I really love how this idea turned out. I added some glitter to the sentiment to tie in with all the shine of the image.


Kits are available starting at noon today for subscribers and midnight tonight for non-subscribers! Be sure to check them out!  I'll be back later today with more card made using Sandlot as well as the Add-on kit Squints and Teacher's Pet.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lawn Fawn Fall & Winter Sneak Week: Snow Day

Hello! I may be a day late but I still wanted to share the project I made with the new Snow Day stamps.  I haven't gotten to play with the papers yet but you can see a peek at the new collection HERE on the Lawn Fawn Blog.  I made this card using the new stamp set along with the new Argyle backdrops.


I think these little bunnies are just so sweet.  I colored them with copic markers and cut them out, matching dies makes cutting out the images in this set super easy. I used the dashed lines of the argyle backdrops and stamped them in grey and filled in some of the diamonds with the tiny heart from the Snow Day set.


If you haven't already, go check out Snow Day on the Lawn Fawn Blog and see all the other products in this collection as well as more projects. You can comment over there for a chance to win these new products before they are available for purchase on August 28th.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lawn Fawn Fall & Winter Sneak Week: Critters of the Arctic and Milk & Cookies

Today on the Lawn Fawn blog you can see a peek at some new winter sets coming out in August.  I have a few cards to share with you using two of these new sets. First up Critters in the Arctic! I love all the animals included in this set, the narwhal is adorable!


I colored the walrus and iceberg with colored pencils, blended with gamsol.  To create the "ice" I covered the bottom half of the light blue card stock circle with transparent embossing paste then sprinkled iridescent white and blue glitter over top. The sentiment is embossed in silver to for a little more icy shine.

I also have a couple cards made with the cute set Milk & Cookies.  I'll be honest I may have squealed when I first saw this set.  I completely wish I had had it when I got married 3 years ago since milk & cookies were on our invites and part of our theme.  But alas, at least I get to play with it now. :)


I used the sweet frame from Sweater Weather to place my little milk and cookie in.  I colored them with copic markers and used the grey heart paper from Let's Polka to cover my card base.


For my other card I went with one of my favorite color schemes, chocolate browns and light blue.  I used the circles and scalloped circle stackables to make my frame and used the banner from the 3x4 stitched journaling card to tuck behind.


So cute! :) This little set makes me happy.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure you check out today's post on the Lawn Fawn blog to see more of the new winter sets coming soon, including the a new coffee set that I just adore! Check it out, you won't be disappointed.  Oh and did you know you can comment on all the posts this week on the Lawn Fawn Blog to possibly win it before you can buy it? How awesome is that!


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