I finally found a need for the bee set! I borrowed this from a friend to make this layout now I want the set. The bees are so cute. I don't know why I didn't like them before. I used daffodil and black. I stamped the bees, colored them with a blender pen and daffodil ink pad, used a blush blossom marker for the faces, then added glitter to the wings. Too cute!!!! I sponged around the edges of the white circles in daffodil then added them to small black scallop circles. I stamped the hive on daffodil, cut it out, colored the hole and the table in with a black marker, then sponged around it in daffodil. Sponging makes a huge difference in punching and cutting. I used the top note die for the hive background. The yellow paper is from the Playdate DSP. I cut out two black top notes and cut and layered them just like we do for the designer label punch. I added two leaves from little leaves in celery. The words are from some old letter punches I have.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I think I am going daffodil crazy. All of a sudden it is my favorite color. The base of this card is a fun fold. You start with a regular card size. Score it at 1 and 61/2 from the bottom edge. Then cut between these two score lines at 1 from each side edge. Just above the bottom score line score again at 2 but only on the two outside pieces. Then score the inside piece at 51/2 from the bottom. When you fold it up it fits into a regular envelope. I cut some strips out of daffodil DSP for the outside edges. For the inside I cut certainly celery to fit (4x21/4), then I cut white at 33/4x2. I stamped the tree off to the side in chocolate chip. Then I stamped the celery leaves. I made the flowers using the boho punch. I placed them in the palm of my hand and pushed down the center using the eraser end of a pencil to get them to pop up. I added small pearl to the center of each flower. The ribbon is the wide daffodil stripe. The frame is from a new set available only this month then not again until July called Four Frames. I stamped it in chocolate chip, added thinking of you from sincere salutations (use s stampin' jig to get it straight).Then I colored the bird with sahara sand regal rose markers.
Happy Easter! I used A Good Egg to make this adorable card. I stamped everything in black stazon, colored the egg dots with markers (pretty in pink, certainly celery, rose red, and bashful blue), then I used an aqua painter and a daffodil pad to color the chicks. The flowers are from the boho punch. They get the cool 3-D effect if you poke them into your palm with the eraser end of a pencil after you punch them out. I added a large pearl to each flower center. I punched Happy Easter out with the medium oval, sponged the edge with pink, and then I added a scallop oval layer behind it using celery. The base is daffodil textured by using the dotted folder and my Big Shot. After I assembled the entire card I added crystal effects over each egg. I love that shiny look. Sounds easy, doesn't it. Try it!
Friday, April 15, 2011
I started out using the new Four Frames and matching DSP. This is what I ended up with. Not even close! I made the box with my Big Shot and two scallop envelopes. I had to cut down the bottoms to make them fit together using sticky strip. I added leaves from the bird punch and a flower I made from the small scallop circle (white cs- need 6, sponge edges in mambo, wet, crumble, uncrumble, stack up, add brad to center, then pinch up around brad). The cards are 3x3. I used markers on the rubber in mambo, turquoise, and daffodil. The flowers are from pocket silhouettes. I used three different punches to decorate the edges of the colored cardstock. I added butterflies using the beautiful wings die. Can you see the butterfly on the flower? Very cute! I stamped on the mini envelopes (found in the main catalog) to match. I seem to need a small gift card quite often. These can be stamped with a saying as needed.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sometimes simple turns out to be beautiful! This card came together in minutes. Nothing fancy, just some stamps and my Big Shot. The flower stamp is from Nature Walk. I used markers on the rubber- pear pizzazz, daffodil delight, rose red, and tempting turquoise. The white card base is embossed with the dotted folder. I used the scallop trim border on daffodil cardstock, and tied it with daffodil striped ribbon. I didn't do a fat bow because that makes it so hard to mail. This one fits in an envelope. I did add three tiny butterflies from the beautiful wings embosslits die.I added a tiny pearl to each one. The inside is also really pretty. I just stamped the flowers again. The saying comes from All Holidays.