Archive for May, 2014
Don’t you love these beautiful peony images? I think they are just gorgeous and I couldn’t wait to color them. For my first card, I’m using the Unabashedly Upbeat Challenge (PPUPBEAT1) on the Power Poppy Blog. I thought it was an awesome album cover but for some reason I remembered it having some lime green, so I added it. Anyway, I like the lime green added to the mix and that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
I played around with the images for quite a while since my images are digital and I’m not really used to using digital on a regular basis. Originally, I had the peonies and the greeting all on one page, layered on a copyright free script ledger image and a gradient background I made. You can see how it originally looked after I colored in the peonies on the image below. It looked ok, but a tad flat for me, so I printed out another background w/ just the ledger and gradient bg, fussy cut the original Copic colored peonies and put them together like you see above. I added a die cut black frame and die cut the greeting then attached my peonies on top using some dimensional silicone.
|Stamps: Power Poppy – Peonies|
|Paper: X-Press It white, black|
|Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders Resplendent rectangles, matting basics A & B dies, Gimp software (for making background)|
On my second card, I used the Sketch Challenge (PPSketch1) on Power Poppy blog. Again, since my images are digital, I printed out the peonies in a medium/large size and colored them with Copics. Usually I’ll just do an out of the box treatment on the image, but I wanted the peonies to be slightly elevated so I fussy cut them and attached them to a large white oval with foam tape. The green background was die cut w/ one of the matting basics dies then embossed for a little texture. I used the Perfect Paper Crafting mini rulers to cut the 1/16th white mat before adding it all to a die cut coral layer.
I had a little trouble with the two horizontal bands, and I actually ended up using the negative from a die cut flag and backing it with a textured white strip. Two Candi dots in slightly different green shades were added as a finishing touch.
|Stamps: Power Poppy – Peonies|
|Paper: X-Press It white, coral, moss green|
|Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders petite ovals, labels 16, matting basics A & B dies, Candi dots, MFT fishtail banner dies, Lifestyle/Quickutz embossing folder (Chevron set), Perfect Paper Crafting mini layers|
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Best of 2014 x 5!
Congrats to Peggy, the newest Featured Stamper on Splitcoast! What a fabulous gallery full of die cut wonders! After much browsing, I chose THIS card of Peggy’s to case. I kept the layout, flowers, and multiple die cuts, but I used different die cuts, a little deeper color and a different greeting.
So in trying to keep my CASE in true Peggy fashion, I used a whole bunch of die cuts and only 1 little greeting stamp. I used the Anja corner on all 4 corners of the white panel before attaching it to a wedgewood blue panel. The fancy frame was die cut and I backed it with a larger blue oval before attaching all my little die cut flowers and grass. The greeting was die cut using the insert of a Spellbinders tag die and I added a mini flourish around it.
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|Stamps: North Coast Creations – Floral Sentiments 3|
|Paper: white, wedge wood blue|
|Ink: Versfine onyx|
|Accessories: Spellbinders Spellbinders Fancy Framed tags 2 & petite oval dies, Memory Box poppies, field of flowers, Palace oval dies, Cheery Lynn grass border & mini flourish dies, Marianne Anja corner die|
The Sketch Challenge (SC489), is an interesting one. I did tweak it a bit, since the original sketch was square, and the large circle element is a heart shape on mine. I die cut the two largest and two smallest hearts as well as the lacy border. The black scalloped heart layer was made by die cutting the 2 of the smallest lacey circle & 1 of the smallest lacey squares and attaching them to back of the sentiment heart. The sentiment is on a large punched heart. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25.
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|Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Key to Heaven
|Paper: X-press it white, ODBD Chalkboard Collection
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black|
|Accessories: ODBD Angel Wings dies, ODBD Ornate Hearts dies, ODBD Beautiful Borders dies, Spellbinders A2 Matting basics A & B, Lacey circles & Lacey Squares dies, Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder, Candi dot, Marvy heart punch, Cuttlebug heart die|