Sunday, May 3, 2015

My Scrap Chick Easter Card

I purchased this file from My Scrap Chick. It was a lot to put together but the end result was amazing! I made 4 of these at one time. It took me 3 days to complete them! I cut them all out one evening. The next evening I spent inking and decorating all the tiny pieces and the third evening I put everything together. I love the trifold card  design and all the cute faces! I did make the card a bit larger then the original file. I accomplished that in my silhouette design edition software for my cameo. The embossing folders I used for each of the backgrounds were Darice.

Penny Black

This Penny Black stamp set is great for all occasions. I water colored the image and used my nestabilities dies to cut the mats out. I used a faux water color paper for the background and added some flowers I purchased at Michale's. The other little goodies I purchased at my local dollar store. For the finishing touch, I used glossy accents on the balloons.

Quick card

My son's girlfriend, Rachel needed a thank you card for a friend. Rachel is a teacher so I knew this was the card for her. I purchased the design from silhouette, cut it out, glued it together and I was done. Sometimes it's nice to have someone else do the hard work! I used an old white gel pen to write with so it looked like chalk. The pieces of chalk are just gel pen with glossy accents over it. A Great card to use up scraps of paper too!

Getting Ready

Getting Ready is another great stamp by Lili of the Valley. This was colored on watercolor paper using Tim Holtz distress ink markers. You can't see it in the picture but I used wink of stella on the dress. It adds a lot of sparkle but it isn't distracting like glitter. When I am tight on time, I like to make simple cards like this one. I precolor the images to speed things up even more. 

Basic Copic Coloring

This cutie is a Magnolia stamp. The card was a simple copic coloring class I held. We used only a few markers with the tip to tip technique to get different variations of colors. You don't have to be a professional to get artist looking results with copics.

Lili of the Valley

This stamped image from lili of the valley is adorable. Actually, all their stamps are adorable! I chose, Feathered Friends, to watercolor. I used my new distress markers to watercolor this image. It is very easy to do and I love the results. I was in a water coloring mood one day so I sat down and painted a bunch of images. I like to have them ready so my card making sessions aren't so long doing the painting and card making at the same time. I do like to pull some papers to match my inks and then store the colored images and the papers in a plastic folder. Then when I am ready to make cards, I have the time consuming part done already.

Here are some great tutorials on watercoloring with distress markers.

Easter Bunny Pop Up

People love to receive pop up cards. They are as fun to make as they are to receive. I made this for a family member for Easter. I made the front cover (hop, hop, hop) from a file the Silhouette design store. The die on the bottom is from Spellbinders Card Creator. The paper was from my paper stash.

This is the inside of my pop up card. I used Karen Burniston's lots of pops die. It is my "go to die" when I am making pop up cards. The fancy labels are from sizzix and the cute bunny is from kadoodlebug. I used a neat grass die from Lawn Fawn.

Box card mania!

Once I saw the cute box cards at SVG CUTS I knew I had to have them!! I made this adorable love mailbox for my hubby for Valentine's day. I didn't have to mail it but it's good to know that all box cards lay flat and fit into an A2 envelope and require no extra postage. This was cut using my silhouette cameo.

Diet Joke

I made this pop up card for a family member as a joke. She loved it! I used Karen Burniston's Lots of Pops die. The stamp is from Art Impressions. I colored it with copics using basic shading. The faux m&m's are melted perler beads. The cute paper is from DCWV Sweet Stack.

Shaker Fun!

It's been a while since I made a shaker. I used to make them all the time in my scrapbooks. I made this cute little shaker card with my Silhouette Cameo. The two files I used were from Miss Kate Cuttables. Pet fish Set and fish in a bowl from the Silhouette Design Store also by Miss Kate Cuttables. The decorative paper was paper from my stash, card stock from Michael's and sequence and beads from my dollar store. The twine was from Annie's Paper Boutique.

I cut a window of a fish bowl on the front of my card using my silhouette. I also cut two fish bowl outlines to hold the recycled plastic in place for the shaker. Next I cut all the fish elements from the Michael's card stock and glued them on the inside of the card showing through the fish bowl window. Before adding the shaker elements, I placed my decorative paper where I wanted it to be on the front of the card, traced the opening from the inside.

Then I cut out the fish bowl shape with scissors. I added a piece of recycled plastic cut 1/2 of an inch larger then the fish bowl opening and glued it to the outside of the card. Then took the decorative paper and taped it over the plastic and added the outline of the fish bowl to cover any edges. On the inside of the card, I added beads and sequence to the plastic fish bowl.

This next part is really important, you need to use double sided foam adhesive tape to make the shaker work. I used the tape around the opening of the fish bowl to seal in all the shaker goodies. I cut the tape to make long 1/8 inch strips and completely surround the fish bowl opening and then laid another piece of recycled plastic over the tape. I glued the fish bowl outline over the plastic to cover the tape. I also added the twine to the top of the card for decoration. I made a slit in the fold of the card to feed through the twine. Lastly, I added the fish food container.