Author Archives: Yvonne

Bunnies to warm your heart

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  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Snow Day” set
  • Patterned paper – KaiserCraft “Bluebelle Collection: Capri” (both sides)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities – Standard Circles Large
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This is a very simple card in which I used a number of images from the new Lawn Fawn “Snow Day” clear stamp set. I colored the bunnies with Copic Markers and edged the elements with Black Soot Distress Ink. I added a smattering of little stamped hearts from the same stamp set down the left side of the main panel to tie the heart theme up. This week’s Friday Mashup challenge (#175) is to create a card using animals, so here it is. Thanks for visiting.


Rose Mixed Media Tag

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  • Tag – Ranger #5 Manila
  • Stamp – Visible Images “Roses”
  • Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop “Mini Damask”
  • Die – Lawn Fawn “Stitched Leaves” set
  • Ferro – Viva Decor “Gold iron” (modeling paste)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Paints – Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Tarnished Brass
  • Faber Castell Gelatos – Red Cherry, Raspberry and Watermelon
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Walnut Stain and Spiced Marmalade
  • Ribbon – May Arts “Solid Wrinkled” in Olive and Brown
  • Corrugated cardboard

I sure used a lot of supplies for such a small tag! I really enjoy it when I can use a lot of different stuff from a lot of different companies to complete my final project. Makes me feel like I’ve made good use of my stash!

I started out with a plain, manila tag and brushed it with Distress Paints. I then applied Ferro through the stencil for the damask layer. Ferro is thick and has some metallic properties. Its consistency really stands up to a detailed stencil, which you might not expect. I then tore strips from the corrugated cardboard, which had come from the sleeve on my coffee cup! I distressed it with ink before adhering with gel medium. I then added the rose that I had colored on watercolor paper and smoothed out with a baby wipe. I cut the leaves from a scrap from a Gelli Plate print. I distressed the remainder of the elements with walnut stain ink and tied up the tag with the ribbon. I created this for the August Tag Challenge at Mixed Media Mojo.

For a closer look, here’s a detail shot:

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Thanks for stopping by.


Happy Birthday Wishes

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Hearts and Flowers” and “Commemorating You” sets
  • Corner punch – Fiskars “Romantique” 3-way punch
  • Border punch – Stampin’ Up “Scallop Edge”
  • Patterned papers – Doodlebug Designs and BoBunny
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Stickers – Stampendous “Class A’Peel – Geo Shapes Sparklers Blue”
  • Trim – from stash

Whew! It has been a long while since I’ve posted. This card features a fairy standing atop a sunflower. This is the time of year for sunflowers and I should probably head out to the garden to see if I can catch a fairy standing on any of our sunflowers. I created this card for the  TCP Tuesday Inspiration Challenge. The inspiration for this challenge consists of photos of sunflowers and one with sunflowers and globe thistles for a rich blue. I colored my stamped image from The Cat’s Pajamas with watercolor pencils and filled in with a water brush to soup up the color into watercolor. I added some salt to the background to give it a little more visual interest. This will be a nice card for an overseas hero to send home to a birthday girl, so it will be included in my Operation Write Home box. Thanks for visiting today.


Autumn Blessings – Perfect Pearls Background

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  • Stamps – Hero Arts “Simple Leaf Background” and Rubbermoon “Autumn Blessings”
  • Die – Memory Box “Oak Leaf”
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls – Forever Green, Turquoise, Rust, Perfect Gold
  • Embossing Powder – Stampendous – Ultra Detail Gold
  • Gold specialty paper – ANW Crestwood “India Gold”
  • Gold embellishments – Mark Richards Enterprises – metal dots
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Another fun and shiny card that I made with a background stamp and Perfect Pearls! The focal point is the die cut leaf and gold accents tie it all together with the gold heat embossed sentiment and gold metal dots running through the leaf. Thanks for visiting.


TCP Tuesday – The Sky’s the Limit

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Away We Go” set
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Nested Oval Medallion Labels”
  • Patterened paper – Echo Park Paper “Everyday Eclectic: Hexagons”
  • Enamel dots – Doodlebug Designs “Limeade”
  • Pearls – Hero Arts “Foliage”

This card is for The Cat’s Pajamas Tuesday Challenge #272. This week’s theme is to use Mint Green, Navy Blue and Lemon Yellow in a card. I colored the bunny image with Copic markers and fussy cut it so it could stand out on the navy die cut. I accented the elements with minty enamel dots and pearls. I used Sketch # 148 at Freshly Made Sketches for design inspiration for this card. I liked this sketch because it gave me a nice, large area for the main image. Thanks for stopping by.


Butterfly with Perfect Pearls Background

 

 

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  • Stamp – Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous “Reverse Damask”
  • Dies – Memory Box “Swirl Butterfly”, Elizabeth Craft Designs “Best Wishes” and Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls – Plum, Perfect Gold, Kiwi, and Rust
  • Embossing Powder – Stampendous – Opaque Gold
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

I was inspired by a lesson in the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps 2 class to play with a background stamp and Perfect Pearls. I stamped the lovely background image with Perfect Medium and then applied Perfect Pearls to make an elegant sheen on the dark brown cardstock. I covered the die cut butterfly with gold embossing powder and heat set it. I wanted to repeat a little of the gold used in the background to tie the butterfly focal point to the background. For the sentiment, I used the die cut words, adhered them to a fishtail-cut flag, and covered it all with Glossy Accents to bring on a little more shine. Thanks for visiting.


Freshly Made Sketches #147 – Hello

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  • Patterned paper – Heidi Swapp “Favorite Things” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Emobssing folder – Cuttlebug – Anna Griffin “Pirouette”
  • Die – Lil’ Inker Designs “Hello Word”
  • Felt Flower – Hero Arts “Buttons Galore”
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Paper String – Tim Holtz Idea-ology

For this card, I used Freshly Made Sketches #147 as a guide. I thought the sequins helped tie the pattern in the floral paper to the background by repeating the round motif and colors a little bit. I dug deeply in my stash for the felt button. I think I’ve had those for years and still have a few more. Such treasure! Thanks for stopping by today.

 


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