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May Your Day Bloom!

Hi there, Designer Shona here today to share with you my last December reveal card. Today I chose to work with the Rustic Flower Set 816.

So to begin with, I stamped the jug of flowers in Versamark on Kraft cardstock and then I heat embossed with Sienna. The image was colored  with Copics.

This was then die cut using the Spellbinders Style Nouille Decorative Element, which was sponged with Wild Honey Distress ink before removing the die. I then placed a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet in the center of the reddish purple textured cardstock and removed the backing, the die cut image was centered on the adhesive and then Mystical Mauve was applied to the remaining sticky areas.

I used the Nuvo Fine Tip Glue Pen to add some of the Mystical Mauve Glitter to the purple flowers in the jug.

This tied the jug in nicely with the sparkly border.

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark on Kraft cardstock and then heat embossed with Mulberry, one of the detailed Tuscany colors. This was then die cut with Spellbinders Framed Tags One and was attached with Foam Squares, with one behind the hole which was then sprinkled with the Mystical Mauve Glitter.

I made up a flower from using various Prima flower parts, embossing a little Sienna powder to the larger petals. This was attached to the card front with a copper brad in the center.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my share today.

I’ll be back in 2017!

Big hugs,

Shona

Wishing Ewe a Happy Valentine’s Day

Good morning to Ewe!

Today, I’m jumping ahead to 2017, with this fun little set from the December Reveal, Will Ewe be Mine Set 813, to wish the recipient a Happy Valentine’s Day.

I knew right away that I wanted these little lambs to be fluffy, and what better way to do that than with some fun Snow White flocking! Did you know you can color your flocking? Just dab a Copic marker using the side of the nib and the color transfers nicely on to the flocking. If you are doing larger areas – you can use a dauber. I used the marker for the inside of the little lambs’ ears.

So to begin, I stuck a piece of 2 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape to a piece of white cardstock. I took off the protective backing and added the Snow White Flocking to the sticky surface and burnished it in well with my finger tool. Once I was happy with the coverage, I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black directly on top of the flocking. I then stamped the image on black cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed with White Detail.

After coloring in the lambs’ ears, I fussy cut the two white lambs on the left and right so that I could pop them up along side the little black sheep.

I covered the silver brads in Versamark and then dipped them in the Red Apple embossing powder and heat set them.

Using a Versamarker Pen, I added a little embossing ink to the inside of the black sheep’s ears and heat embossed with Petal Pink.

The white sheep were then adhered on top of the black version and I used a needle with silver thread to make the heart rope, before adding all the little hearts to the image.

Dimensional Glue was used to add the googly eyes. The red background was die cut with Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scallop Rectangles before being embossed with the Darice Hearts embossing folder. This was then layered over the image then layered on white cardstock.

The sentiment was stamped on red cardstock in Versamark and then heat embossed  with Black Detail, this was also cut out using one of the smaller Lifestyle Crafts Rectangles. A piece of red and white gingham ribbon was attached to the back of the sentiment and this was popped up with Foam Squares at the base of the card.

The ribbon was attached to the back of the card front before being layered to the black card base to finish.

I hope “ewe’ve” enjoyed my share today!

Till next time,

Shona

Hello

Good morning all, it’s Belinda here to share a project with you using the new Build A Flower stamp set!!  I love, love, love this set!!

To start my project I needed to create the background panel.  Using a Prima stencil and Blue Topaz Glimmer Paste this was created.  I love how pretty and sparkly the paste looks when using it with a stencil.  A little sparkle was added around the background panel using Nuvo Small Glue Pen and Sparkling Snow glitter.  It really creates beautiful backgrounds for your project.  It is a must try!!   Once that was finished it was onto the pretty flowers.

The flowers were stamped with versamark onto vellum and embossed using White Spark EP.  They were fussy cut out and colored from the backside using copic markers.  The smaller flowers were stamped again, steps repeated and placed on top of the larger flowers using foam dots.  The leaves were stamped in the same way.

For the flower pot I used left over cardstock that has been covered with glue using the Large Nuvo Glue Pen and then covered with foil, distress using black ink.  An embossing folder was inked on the raised side with versamark the foiled cardstock was placed inside the embossing folder and run thourgh the Big Shot.  The embossed cardstock was then covered with Golden Sparkle EP and heat set.

I was very pleased with the vintage look.  The pot was then stamped with Stazon ink and fussy cut out.  Small drops of Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops were placed on the flower centers.  The flowers and leaves were then arranged in the pot.  I placed dots of blue Tombow markers in the corners and put Morning Dew Crystal Drops on top.  I really love how the drops picked up the color from the markers.

 

The sentiment was die cut using a Anna Griffin die, which was inked with versamark and embossed with Indian Spark EP.  A second die cut was cut using black cardstock and placed slightly off center to create a shadow effect.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!!

Belinda

Dear Santa!

Hi there, and a very Happy Thanksgiving to all,

Designer Shona here today to share my last November Reveal card using the Stella –Dear Santa Set 804. What a fun little “Stella” set for Christmas!

Dear Santa

I started with the background, using the Spellbinders Ripples Embossing Folder – I ran red cardstock through the embossing folder and then daubed Pure Platinum embellishment mouse to the piece to accentuate the pattern (which kind of reminded me of baubles).

Dear Santa

I built her wall with the Darice Brick Pattern embossing folder using watercolor paper (which had the texture already), then I daubed Cosmic Brown embellishment mousse over the bricks and “grouted” with the E25 Copic Marker.

Dear Santa

The wall was layered to the red rippled background. Santa Stella was then stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics, R37, C3, C5, B32, E02, E25, and 0. She was then fussy cut, along with the baubles. I added some Dimensional Glue to all of the white trim around her hat, cuffs and skirt and applied Twinkling Clouds. This was set aside to dry.

Dear Santa

I applied a little Nuvo glue with the fine tip pen and then added some Blissful Blue Sparkle N Soft to Stella’s hair.

Dear Santa

Adding a little of the Nuvo Fine Tipped Glue Pen to the top of the baubles and applied Reflection Velvet Glitter. When this was dry, I covered the colored part of the baubles with Dimensional Glue and they were set aside to dry.

Dear Santa

Dimensional Glue was also applied to her glasses and the new Nuvo Ruby Slipper Glitter drops were used for a sparkly red pair of earrings. I cut a slit in the scroll, so that the scroll would go behind the wall. Stella was then attached with Foam Squares. A piece of silver thread was tied with three little bows and then the shiny baubles were stuck down with glue dots and Foam Squares.

Dear Santa

The card front was layered to a white card base, which was edged with 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape and then the sticky adhesive was covered with the new Merlot Velvet Glitter.

Dear Santa

That finished off my card for today. Hope you’ve enjoyed my share today and that you’ve had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Big hugs,

Shona

 

Winter Birdhouse

Hi there, Designer Shona here today to share with you another card from the November Reveal. My card today uses the fun image Winter Birdhouse Stamp Set 803.

Winter Birdhouse

I decided to do a little spotlighting technique on my card. So to begin with I stamped the image twice with Memento Tuxedo Black on white cardstock and colored one of the images with Copic Markers: Y13, YR04, R17, E31, E33, E13, E35. I then used different sized punches (1″, 1 1/4″ and 1 1/2″) to cut out the three little birds from the colored image. I then applied Dimensional Glue to the “snowy” parts of the circles. Twinkling Clouds was then applied to the glue and set aside to dry.

Winter Birdhouse

On the other black and white version, I applied the new Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste with a paint brush to the patches of snow.

Winter Birdhouse

This piece, when dry, was cut out to 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and was layered to a piece of cream cardstock which had been die cut with the Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders and this was then layered to a black card base.

Winter Birdhouse

The little spotlit circles were attached with Foam Squares. The Nuvo Glitter Drops, White Blizzard and Silver Moondust were applied to the little dots around the image and Moonstone Glimmer Paste was applied to the little snowflakes.

Winter Birdhouse

That finished my card for today. Hope you’ve enjoyed your visit?!

Winter Birdhouse

Till next time,

Shona

CHRISTMAS ELEPHANT IN THE WOODS!

Hi there, Designer Shona here today to share with you another card using the October Reveal Elephant Christmas Tree Set: 802 and the new Nuvo Glimmer Paste Moonstone.

Christmas Elephant

I made my step card base using the Sizzix Balloons Step-Ups as a guide. I cut the inside panels from Super Adhesive sheets and stuck them on to the front panel and the two little steps. I repurposed the stamp by stamping the image on white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black and then I fussy the elephant and tree out, as I wanted him to be decorating his chosen tree out in the woods! I know elephants don’t live in the woods, but call it artistic licence!

Christmas Elephant

Our little friend was colored with Copics: YG03, YG06, YG67, Y17, R37, N2, C3, C5 and Dimensional Glue was applied to the baubles and the star, and to his hat and tail to which was added Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft, for some dimensional sparkle. I die cut the trees with the Die-namites die cut Winter Forest and split it up so that it would fit on the steps of the card. The were sponged with Memento Olive Grove, Bamboo Leaves and Peanut Brittle and then once the inks were dry, I put them on a piece of left-over protective backing and applied the Moonstone Glimmer Paste with a spatula. I find that it is a very easy clean-up when you used the protective backing, none of the paste is wasted, just scoop up any paste from the sheet and put back in the jar. This was put aside to dry – though it doesn’t take very long – half an hour at most.

Christmas Elephant

I did the same process with the Memory Box Curved Merry Christmas, leaving “Merry” white.

Christmas Elephant

The Glimmer Paste makes the piece very pliable.  When this was dry I stuck a piece of 3/4″ Tear-ific Tape to the back of the “christmas” and burnished Cloud Nine to the word. The assembly of the card was next. I started with the steps, by removing the backing of the Super Adhesive Sheet scraps that I had put on the front of the steps. I then placed the two trees on the back step and then covered the remaining sticky surface with Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter. I repeated the process with the three trees and then placed the elephant on the front panel together with the Merry Christmas die. The Merry Christmas die was slightly wider than the card, so I turned it over and cut off the overlapping edges.

Christmas Elephant

 

Here is a closer look at the dimension achieved with the Dimensional Glue.

Christmas Elephant

Hope you’ve enjoyed my share today and that I have inspired you to look at your stamps a wee bit differently.

Hugs,

Shona

Be the Person

Hi there, Designer Shona here to share a card with you using the new reveal set 793: Puppy Girl.

Be the Person

To begin with I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored with Copics, YR00, RV42, RV95, R21, R22, E04, E13, E33, E35. For the background I took a piece of pink cardstock and covered it with a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet. I removed the protective backing and burnished Pink Spirit Sparkle N Soft onto the sticky surface.

Be the Person

I then took Rich Cocoa and inked the raised side of the Darice Paw Print Background embossing folder, The pink, flocked piece was inserted so that the ink would transfer on to the fuzzy surface.

Be the Person

This is the result – a sparkly, fuzzy background.

Be the person

I didn’t want to cover up the majority of my background so I decided to make a frame around the image instead. I cut the background in half, then used the Spellbinders Mega Ovals Large to make an “opening” for my image. Place the die on the cutting plate, then position the background halves, so that the top and bottom corners are where the die will start cutting. I taped them to the plate, so they wouldn’t move, then I ran it through the Big Shot.

Be the Person

The pieces were then taped down on top of the image.

Be the Person

I decided to curve the sentiment along the edge of the image. Place it on the acrylic block and bend it slightly before you ink up. I used Memento Rich Cocoa to stamp with.

Be the Person

Next step was to “give a dog a bone!” In fact he got three! I had little white bone brads, so I dipped them on my Versamark pad and then with tweezers dipped them into Vintage embossing powder and heat set them. They were then added to the image.

Be the Person

 

Be the Person

I attached the card front to a piece of 6″ x 6″ cardstock edged with 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape. Sparkling Sands was then applied to the remaining sticky edge to finish off my card today. Not sure what that little speck is on the leash. Didn’t notice it until now, but it’s not on the card!

 

Be the Person

Hope you’ve enjoyed my share today,

Hugs,

Shona

DIMENSIONAL FLOWER CART

Hi there, Designer Shona here today to share a card with you made with the new Flower Cart set 798 from the August Reveal.

Flower Cart

I decided to spotlight the flowers on the cart, so stamped the image on black cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with White Detail.

Flower Cart

I then stamped the flower part of the cart on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black.

Flower Cart

The flowers were colored in with Copics and then were fussy cut. Dimensional Glue was added to the yellow roses and was left to dry dimensionally clear.

Flower Cart

When the glue was dry, Orange Crush and Sunny Daze were added to the orange and yellow flowers with the Sakura Glue Pen. Black cardstock was run through Spotted Flowers embossing folder by Crafts Concepts.  I applied the Green Apple, Dandelion Yellow and Ripened Pumpkin Nuvo Crystal Drops to the little wells, as shown.

Flower Cart

When the drops were dry, I tore around the image and attached it with Foam Squares. I then centered this to a piece of white card base, edged with 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape, after removing the protective backing and burnished in Sun Dazzle Sparkle Sparkle N Soft to the exposed adhesive.

Flower Cart

The flowers were then popped up on top of the white image with Foam Squares.

Flower Cart

Depending on how you look at this card with the torn edges, it looks like the image is actually sunken in, instead of being popped up as in reality:

Flower Cart

Hope you’ve enjoyed my share today.

Till next time,

Shona

 

 

Hap-bee Birthday!

Hi there, Designer Shona here today to share a birthday card with you, created from the new Honey Bees Set 775.

Hap-bee Birthday

To begin with I cut the two corners of the square yellow cardstock with the honeycomb die from the Sizzix Mixed Media 660220 die set. The honeycomb image was then stamped a few times in Versamark and heat embossed with Black Detail in the other corners.

Hap-bee Birthday

The bee hive image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo black and was colored with Copics: Y13, Y17, E33, YR24, YR07, YG23, YG25. The image was then cut out with Spellbinders Hexagons.

Hap-bee Birthday

The honeycomb images were also colored using the same Copic markers as were the little bees that were also stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Black Detail.  A piece of Super Adhesive Sheet was adhered to the back of the corners and Black Suede Velvet Glitter was applied to the sticky surface. A yellow ribbon was then tied around the cardfront and attached at the back, before being layered to black cardstock. 

Hap-bee Birthday

Green Iris and Energized Glitters were applied to the flowers and grass of the image with a Sakura Glue Pen. The entrance of the beehive was applied with Dimensional Glue and Green Iris Glitter. A larger hexagon was cut from black cardstock and the image was layered to that, before being attached to the cardfront with Dimensional Foam.

Hap-bee Birthday

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Black Detail. The small die from the Hexagon set was used, using the out of the box cutting technique, so that the sentiment would “hang” over the edges. Some Dandelion Memento ink was sponged on to the sentiment before removing the die. After cutting the fish tails, the entire piece was edged with Memento Black ink. This was also popped up with Dimensional Foam.

The cardfront was then attached to a yellow cardstock base.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my share today.

Shona

 

The Secret Garden

Hi there, Designer Shona here today to share with you my take of a card from the new Secret Garden Set 773!

Secret Garden

Little Mary Lennox  and the Robin were stamped on white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black and were colored with CopicsY17, Y21, Y32, YR61, E07, E33, E13, E35,  YG03, YG67, N4, B32, B95, B63 and C1. The key and the lock in the image were applied with Silver Dreams Glitter and the flowers with Celestial Glitter, after being applied with the Sakura Glue Pen

I cut an arch from a piece of Kraft cardstock, using the Spellbinders Mega Ovals Large (stopped cutting 2/3 of the way down the shape, so as not to cut out the bottom – cutting a straight line along the base to line up the two sides to leave an arch aperture for Mary).  After inking this with Memento Rich Cocoa, I then ran it through the Darice Brick Pattern Embossing Folder and ran Memento Toffee Crunch directly over the surface of the bricks.

I made a flower with the two colors Beige and Brown of the Mon Ami Gabby Pull ribbon and punched a hole at the side of the arch to poke the pull thread through and attach with tape on the back side of the arch.

I distressed the edges of the arch and the Kraft card base before attaching Mary behind the aperture.

The sentiment from the set was split in two and stamped on white cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with Silver Detail. The two pieces were cut into banners and were distressed on the edges with Rich Cocoa before being attached to the card front with Dimensional Foam.

A Want to Scrap Chipboard Antique Key 4304 was applied with Versamark and heat embossed with Silver Detail and applied again with Versamark and heat embossed with the new Super Thick Silver. The key was attached with Dimensional Glue to the card front. The Robin was cut from his original image and was placed with Dimensional Foam, to look like he was holding the key for Mary.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my share today.

Till next time,

Shona