Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Monochromatic Butterflies!

Hey Yáll... Delaina here again this week with my last project for March. I have enjoyed being a GDT this month and working with the beautiful products from Crop Stop. Today I am sharing  a generic card for any occasion in all white.




Thanks so much for having me this month!
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Thanks for stopping by!
Delaina
 
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Friday, March 21, 2014

Follow Up Friday!

  Vicki here...A few weeks ago, I spent the day with a friend of mine at an all day crop. I made cards for a while, but wanted to scrap these snow pictures of our granddaughter.  Winter seems to be a topic that we just can't let go of around here.  It is never ending and she is certainly "A ROSE IN WINTER"!

 "A ROSE IN WINTER"

I wanted texture on the layout and used lots of clear dry glitter, glass beads and glitter dust.

 I love how the glass bead gel made the inks and paper colors bleed and change color.

More glass beads on the fence and trees.  I inked, misted and sealed the chipboard snowflakes with glitter dust.  For dimension, I added pop dots under the sticker tags, fence and boarder roses.

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Beacon 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue
Dylusions Calypso Teal Mist
 Liquitex Glass Bead Gel 
 May Arts Burlap String-Pink 

I hope I have inspired you today!
Thanks for stopping by.

Vicki

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Julie Nutting makes a splash!

Hey Yáll! Delaina Burns here once again to share a project I created especially for Crop Stop. Today I am featuring this beautiful Julie Nutting Mermaid Doll Stamp Tag. These doll stamps make me happy!



I'll be back next week with another awesome project!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Delaina

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Follow Up Friday - "Lucky to have you!"

Vicki here today....sharing a wee bit of St. Patrick's Day inspiration with you.
And, with any luck at all, I'll be celebrating the day with the someone special in my life!

"Lucky to have you!"
Again, I have used a square base, which if you haven't read before, is my favorite!
There is something about creating on a square space that makes me happy.  It's like a mini scrapbook layout the takes on a life of it's own and doesn't have to go into an album!

I used cardstock matted with both a layer of patterned paper and more cardstock as the card base.  Next, I die cut the lace doily background for the bouquet from white cardstock using Couture Creations Les Fleurs Die.  It's inked in a rainbow pattern with distress inks.  I saved the negative piece cut from the center of the doily for use on the card later.  The bouquet base is next and cut from green glitter paper using the Couture Creations Nesting Rose Die.

 The shamrocks and four leaf clovers are made from cardstock, gold glitter and velvet specialty papers with the Memory Box Lucky Leaves Dies.  I adhered them to the doily starting on the outer edge and working toward the center.  The different colors and textures are placed alternately throughout and I added dimension to them as I built the bouquet higher.  In the very center of the bouquet I added another smaller Couture Creations Nesting Rose Die-cut and matted it with the negative piece of the doily that I saved.  I tucked in gold vines around the outer edges of the doily and under the bow that were cut with Couture Creations Jasmine Dream Die.

The computer generated sentiment is cut with a banner die and inked with gold along the edges.  I tucked the it under a stack of clovers and shamrocks on top of the nesting rose die-cut.  For a pop of color and to emphasize the sentiment, I made two shamrocks from red velvet.  One is stacked under the gold shamrock and I cut the heart shape on top from the other.  The final touch to the bouquet is a gold mesh bow that I made using my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.

I love the contrast between the gold, green and red that is so evident in this close up.

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Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Inks
From my stash...
American Crafts POW Gold, Green Glitter Paper
Bazzill Bling Diamond and Hollywood Cardstock
Close To My Heart Patterned Paper
Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool
SEI Green and Red Velvet Paper
Spellbinder Pennant Die-cuts
Other: Gold ink and gold mesh ribbon

Thanks for stopping by to share my St. Patrick's Day inspiration!
Vicki

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