Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Birthday kitty

Every time I see a card with a kitty cat on it I think of one of my favourite relatives--my great aunt whom I spent many a summer day with.  She loves cats and has had many over the years.  This card was made with her in mind, using a darling image from Heartfelt Creations.

Products Used on This Project

Card size is standard 5 1/2 by 4 1/4
Background is created by running cardstock with a light core (Co-ordinations used here) through an embossing folder and then sanding.  That is adhered to a white base, and then ruffled lace added on the bottom.  The image of the kitty cat is stamped on white card stock, and everything including background except for cat was coloured in, so the kitty cat stands out.  Copics were used for all colouring, the greys for the watering can used were in the C range (C1, 3, 5 and 7).  Metalic rub on paste was used on the edges of the sentiment to accent it and both the main image and the sentiment are popped up using different height layers of pop up dots.

Monday, January 24, 2011

My first coasters!

I've been experimenting with some different projects lately, and one of my favourite discoveries has been how easy it is to make coasters!

Here are some I made using floral images from the new Springtime Medley Collection by Heartfelt Creations.

Products Used on This Project
HCPC 3320 Vintage Word Background PreCut Set 
HCPC 3360 Exotic Fuchsia PreCut Set 
HCPC 3361 Semper Augustus Tulips PreCut Set
HCPC 3362 Angel Trumpet Flower PreCut Set 
Obtain glazed 4x4 white tiles from hardware store.  The ones I used here were about 25 cents each at Home Depot.
Stamp images on tissue paper that has been cut to slightly larger size than tiles.  Use black Staz-On ink.  Colour on reverse side using Copics.  Spread Mod Podge over tile using sponge brush.  Carefully layer tissue paper overtop and pat out the bubbles with your fingers.  Allow to dry and then add another layer of Mod Podge.  Allow this to dry and add another layer of Mod Podge.  Do this a few times leaving several hours between layers.  At the end spray with Krylon sealant.  Add foam dots to the bottom so the tiles don't scratch surfaces.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Colour challenge at Sentimental Sundays

This week at Sentimental Sundays we've got a fabulous Spring themed colour challenge for you.  I hope you will play along with us!


Here is my card--I had to use some substitutes, but got as close as I could colourwise...

Products Used on This Project - all images are from Heartfelt Creations

Stamp Daffodil on white card stock using black and and colour with Copics.  Add colour to background using Copic airgun (sponging could be used).  Stamp swirly daffodils on background green card stock using light brown ink so that it creates a patterned paper.  Stamp sentiment on white card stock using black ink and cut out using die cut.  Adhere all pieces as shown in photo, using pop up dots to layers, and add pearls to top right hand corner.
Card Size is 5x5
Copics used: YG63, G28, E99, Y08, Y17, Y38

Thursday, January 13, 2011

More Hoorahs to the Springtime Medley Collection

Here's another sweet card I made using a new image from Heartfelt Creations Springtime Medley Collection.

I love these cheery flowers and they have coordinating die cuts that work so easily and make it so quick and easy to make a stand out card!

Products Used on This Project, stamps and die from Heartfelt Creations:

HCPC 3361 Semper Augustus Tulips PreCut Set
HCD 709 Springtime Medley Die

Stamp Tulip image on patterned paper using black ink, then colour (Copics used here). Stamp tulip on coloured card stock then cut out with die cut and adhere on top of image using pop up dots. Stamp and cut with die cut 1 extra tulip and cut the petals off with scissors, and adhere these as a third layer on the middle tulip. Punch edges and layer with other card stock as shown, and add pearls on corners.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hoorah to the Springtime Medley Collection!

A new release from Heartfelt Creation this week, yay!  For those of you gettting tired of snow and ready to celebrate the coming of spring, you will LOVE these new images.

Here is the first cards I made using it:

Products Used on This Project, all Heartfelt Creations stamps

HCPC 3329 Pumpkin/Autumn Vines PreCut Set
694D Cry Of The Northland
HCPC 3359 Daffy Daffodils PreCut Set
HCD 709 Springtime Medley Die


Stamp duck image on white card stock with brown ink and colour (Copics used here). Cut blue background sheet and emboss using embossing folder. Stamp swirls and flowers on velum sheet and allow to dry, then colour on the reverse side (Copics used here). After allowing that to dry add some white Staz on ink using a sponge. When fully dry layer all sheets as shown.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy Sunday!

Welcome to 2011 Everyone!

I've been taking a bit of a break from crafting for family an the holiday, and it feels great now to be back to crafting!  I'll be coming round to visit all your blogs and see what all you've been creating the last little while, and thank those of you who've left sweet comments here this past two weeks.

This Sunday at Sentimental Sundays the challenge is to make a card using something with WINGS - a bird, an airplane, you name it!  Oh yes, and not to forget, a sentiment on it too.  I hope you will join us!

Here is the card I made for this challenge:

The image is one I got in a swap quite a while back, and is coloured using Copics.