Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pretty as a Picture...

Here are a few cards I made with Stacy Marks' (Marks Paper Company) latest release - Pretty as a Picture.

I love the way the white paint ended up looking on this card, especially the stamped "hello". Using acrylic paint on a rubber stamp sort of created the reverse on what you would get with ink. The paint was pushed out from under the stamp and created an outline around the letters.

Products: Cardstock: Bazzill; Flower: Prima; Ribbon: Offray; Pearl Center: Making Memories; Letter Stamps: Creative Imaginations; White Acrylic Paint:: Folk Art.  Digital Products: Pretty as a Picture Kit by Stacy Marks at Two Peas in a Bucket.

The color combo in the kit is really nice and very versatile. On the next two cards, I made an everyday card and a holiday card using the same base design on both - I just changed up the embellishments a little.

Products: Cardstock: Bazzill; Flower: Martha Stewart; Ribbon: Pebbles; Liquid Applique: Marvy Uchida. Digital Products: Pretty as a Picture Kit by Stacy Marks at Two Peas in a Bucket.

Products: Cardstock: Bazzill; Flower: Offray; Glitter Glue (Stickles): Ranger; Ink: Clearsnap. Digital Products: Pretty as a Picture Kit by Stacy Marks at Two Peas in a Bucket.

Thanks for stopping by - Patty

Monday, July 12, 2010

Tattered Paislee Love...

Hi everyone! I wanted to thank all of the wonderful crafters that stopped by the Tattered Angels booth last month at GASC in Chantilly, VA. I had a lot of fun at the demo table and all of you ladies were awesome! It was also very nice to meet some of the Tattered Angels team! So, now on to some projects. In June, we (the Tattered Angels DT) got to work with Pink Paislee products. It was a great month on the Tattered Angels blog, Pink Paislee and Tattered Angels are a perfect combo. First I have a card made using one of the Tattered Tags: Frames and Flourishes.

Products: Tag, Butterfly Chipboard: Tattered Angels; Small Black Tag, Siwrl Accents (foam), Patterned Paper, Twill; Brad, Glittered Chipboard: Pink Paislee; Rub-on and Patterned Paper (inside the butterfly frame): Basic Grey; Glimmer Mist (Lemon Zest, Turquoise Blue): Tattered Angels.

The little black tag layered with it is from the Pink Paislee Baybeery Cottage Collection. The foam swirls, glittered chipboard, brad and twill ribbon are also from Pink Paislee. The butterfly is from the Tattered Angels Framed Fonts Nature Collection. I sprayed the foam swirls (artisan elements) with Key Lime Pie GM. The butterfly, flower, and trim were all sprayed with Turquoise Blue GM. The trim and flower were made from the Pink Paislee Pleated Ribbon. I cut slits all along one side of the ribbon, I didn't cut through the stitching that runs down the middle of the ribbon. Then I rolled the ribbon into a flower (using the same technique you would use to make those rolled paper or ribbon flowers that are very popular right now).

While I was at GASC last weekend I picked up the Spellbinders dies I've been wanting (Labels One and Labels Eight). The next two cards use the Labels Eight dies. I love these dies and I think you all are going to be seeing a lot of them! :)

The card below uses patterned paper and die-cuts from the Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage Collection and the Queen Bee Collection. The chipboard is all Tattered Angels.

Products: Patterned Paper, Diecut, Sticker: PInk Paislee; Chipboard (frames and bird): Tattered Angels; Pearls: Mark Richards; Glimmer Mist (Caribbean Blue, Electric Blue, Key Lime Pie, Meadow Green, Sunshine, Wheatfields, Black Cherry, Cranberry Zing): Tattered Angels.

The frame around the bird is from the Framed Fonts Postage Stamp Set (sprayed with Key Lime Pie, Meadow Green and Forest Green GM). The brackets around the die-cut are pieces cut from the frames that come in the Regal Framed Fonts Set (sprayed with Caribbean Blue and Electric Blue GM). The chipboard photo corner used as the roof is from the Regal Glimmer Chips Set (sprayed with the same colors as the postage frame). The bird is from the Va Va Victorian - Irresistable Chips Set (sprayed with Black Cherry and Cranberry Zing).

My last card uses patterned paper, die-cuts and large chipboard letters from the Pink Paislee 365 Degrees Collection. The foiled chipboard (wings, crown and stars) is from the Tattered Angels Rockin' Royalty - Foil Chips Set.

Products: Pattered Paper, Chipboard Letters, Blue Diecut: Pink Paislee; Chipboard (frame, crown, starts, wings): Tattered Angels; Gems: MAMBI; Glimmer Mist (Scarlet, Key Lime Pie, Golden Terracotta, Tiger Lily): Tattered Angels.

The wings were sprayed with Key Lime Pie GM. The crown and stars were sprayed with Golden Terracotta and Tiger Lily GM. The postage stamp frame was sprayed with Scarlet GM.

Here is a series of photos to help describe the process for making the flower used on the Hello Card shown in this post.

 Thanks for stopping by today!  Patty

Saturday, July 10, 2010

July Hybrid Challenge Inspiration...

Hi everyone, today I'm going to show you some cards to get you thinking about July's Hybrid Challenge that I'm hosting over at Scrapbookgraphics.com. You can read the details of the challenge here, but basically there are two requirements: 1) make a greeting card using a quick page as the starting point and 2) use buttons (real ones) on the card. 

On my first card I used the quick page shown below. It is from What Dreams May Come CD Album By Flergs.

An easy way to incorporate some real embellishments into your hybrid projects is to just place them over the ones that were placed on digitally. On this card, I added some real embellishments to the flower center. I also added a piece of chipboard wordart where the paper and tray were drawn on the quick page.

Products: Blank Card: PaperSource; Cardstock: Bazzill; Flowers: Bazzill, Prima; Chipboard: Technique Tuesday, We R Memory Keepers; Buttons: Papertrey Ink; Liquid Applique: Marvy Uchida.   Digital Products: What Dreams May Come CD Album By Flergs at scrapbookgraphics.com.
On this next card I used a quick page from CF-OUAT: Happy Merry Unbirthday Quick Pages By Baersgarten.

I filled the photo spots with patterned paper and added some buttons. As I did on the first card, I took the cue for where to place my flower embellishments from the ones that were already drawn on the quick page. For a little extra detail, I cut around the banner flags so I could lift them up off of the paper a bit.

Products: Blank Card: PaperSource; Cardstock: Bazzill; Flowers: Prima; Buttons: Autumn Leaves; Ribbon: Morex Corp.; Brads: Bazzill; Diecut Circle (red polkadot): Crate Paper; Letter Stickers: Making Memories. Digital Products: Creative Fusion-Once Upon a Time: Happy Merry Unbirthday Quick Pages By Baersgarten at scrapbookgraphics.com; Everyday 365: Gingham & Dots & Stripes By Baersgarten at scrapbookgraphics.com. 

The following card is made from a quick page in the My Happy Home Quick Pages Size A4 By Baersgarten.

Like I did on the previous card, I filled the photo spot with patterned paper and printed the quick page at a card size. Next, from the full kit, I got the digital flowers that were used on the quick page and I scaled them to match the size of the ones on the quick page. I printed them separately, trimmed them out and attached them to the card with pop-up dots. I added some buttons to the flower centers, added the 'congrats' letter stickers, and hand wrote 'on your new home' in the journal spot that was already provided on the quick page. I covered a chipboard house and heart in patterned paper and then sanded the edges to give it a bit more interest.

Products: Blank Card: PaperSource; Cardstock: Bazzill; Buttons: Autumn Leaves; Chipboard House: Maya Road; Letter Stickers; Jenni Bowlin. Digital Products: My Happy Home Quick Pages Size A4 By Baersgarten at scrapbookgraphics.com.

Next up is a card that was made from a quickpage found in Apearantly Quick Pages By Rosey Posey.

This quick page has multiple photo spots. I used them as placeholders for each word in the "I love U" sentiment. Then I added the embellishments (flowers and buttons) in the locations they were provided in the quick page.

Products: Blank Card: PaperSource; Cardstock: Bazzill; Buttons: Papertrey Ink; Chipboard Letters: Crate Paper, Tattered Angels; Chipboard Butterfly: Autumn Leaves; Chipboard Circle with Heart: Fancy Pants; Flowers: Bazzill, Petaloo; Small Letter Stickers: Cosmo Cricket; Glimmer Mist (Indian Corn, Candy Apple Red): Tattered Angels. Digital Products: Apearantly Quick Pages By Rosey Posey at scrapbookgraphics.com.

The final card for today uses a quick page found in What Dreams May Come Bracket Album By Flergs.

Here I did something a little different. I made a striped background that coordinated with paper pieces drawn in the quick page. I glued color coordinating buttons down to each colored strip. Then I cut the photo area out of the quick page to make a window. I layered this over the button-covered paper. I just happened to have that chipboard word 'smile' that matched the card perfectly.

Products: Blank Card: PaperSource; Cardstock: Bazzill; Buttons: Papertrey Ink, Autumn Leaves; Chipboard: We R Memory Keepers; Flowers: Prima. Digital Products: What Dreams May Come Bracket Album By Flergs at scrapbookgraphics.com.

OK - so I have one last thing to show you, since this month's challenge involves buttons, I thought I would share my clear button technique card with you. The different techniques shown here include: stamping on the backs of the buttons, covering the backs with patterned paper, covering the backs with ribbon, coloring the buttons with alcohol ink, filing them with micro beads, coating them with flocking, and placing small paper flowers underneath them.

This technique cards is something I made a couple of years ago in a technique class I took online. We did one technique each week for a year. Each week resulted in a 5x7 card that when put together made a 52 card deck. For me, this deck has been a really good resource for inspiration. If you are interested in seeing more of the cards, here is a link to view all of the cards in my technique deck.

So, I hope you are a little motivated to join in the hybrid challenge this month. Here is a link to the challenge in the Scrapbook Graphics forum.   Thanks so much for stopping by today!    Patty