Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sending You a Smile!

Hi there, today I'd like to share with you a card I made using the new Flowers Silhouettes Set 824.
Such a fun and versatile little stamp set. I decided to go monochromatic with my card this time round, incorporating some of the awesome Nuvo products that Sparkle N Sprinkle now carries. To begin with I made some plaid background paper by daubing Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Peony Pink in stripes on white glossy cardstock and then turning it a quarter turn and sponging lines over the top with Lilac Lavender. I then ran the plaid cardstock through the embossing machine with Spellbinders Floral Doily Motives. 
A circle was then cut (using Lifestyles Nesting Circles) from the middle of the plaid background. The image was stamped on glossy white cardstock and then heat embossed with Concord (one of the fine detailed embossing powders that work so well on detailed images). A portion of the image was cut and embossed with the same circle used to cut the plaid layer. 
After turning the "doily", to break up the plaid a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet was put behind the entire piece. Purple Rain Microfine Glitter was added to the sticky surfaces around the doily.
The flowers were then colored with Copics. Next a piece of pink cardstock was dry embossed with the Die’sire Ornate Butterflies Embossing Folder. Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Lilac Lavender was sponged over the raised butterfly pattern.
This was then cut into a circle using Lifestyles Nesting Circles, and three butterflies were fussy cut from the middle of the piece to be used as embellishments.
 
A real doily was then sponged with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Peony Pink, as the last layer to the card base. 
The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with the same Concord EP and was die cut with the little doily from the Floral Doily Motifs set. 
The card was put together with Tear-ific Tape and Mounting Tape on top of a textured pink base. Pale Periwinkle Nuvo Jewel Drops were added around the card for some extra dimension.
That finishes my card for today. Hope you've enjoyed my share today?
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Double D Challenges: Things that Fly
Shona

Thursday, March 9, 2017

God Shed His Grace on Thee

Hi there, 
Today, I'd like to share with you a card made using the Patriotic Girlfriends Set 827 from the new March Reveal.
 
To begin with, I stamped the image in the bottom left corner of the 5" x 5" white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. I took a 5" x 5" piece of Super Adhesive Sheet and using a Lifestyle Nesting Circle Die I cut out the bottom corner of the square. This was stuck down on to the top of the cardstock with the stamped image and then lines were cut with an exacto knife lightly through the protective backing but not through the cardstock. Every third strip of protective backing was removed and Pinkerbell Glitter was applied.  
Each strip to the right was then exposed and applied with Cloud Nine. Then Rapture Blue was applied to give us the Red, White and Blue!
The girls were then colored in with Copics. America was stamped on top of the white strip of glitter in Memento Tuxedo Black and then was colored on top of the glitter with Copics.
Next I took a Heidi Swapp Star stencil and stenciled with Nuvo Embellishment MoussesBlue Cornflower and Peony Pink. This is very fast drying, so I just did some and went back when dry and filled in the spaces.
Now I had both stars and stripes!
I took a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of corrugated blue cardstock and edged it with the Peony Pink Mousse.
The sentiment from the same set was stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with Mulberry, this is one of the fine detailed Tuscan powders. It was hand cut into a banner shape and was backed with the same blue used in the base layers. A piece of a skewer was attached to the back of the flag with Tear-ific Tape and then it was attached to the card front with mounting tape.
The entire card front was attached to a base layer of glossy white cardstock to finish off the card.
I'd like to join in the following challenges this week:
Stampavie and more Challenge #282: Stars
Paperminutes #477: Musical Instruments
Classic Design Team Challenge #12: Anything Goes (1st March - 31st March)

Hope you've enjoyed popping by today?
Till next time,
Big hugs,
Shona