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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Chase Your Dreams

Just loving Rubber Cafe's Take Flight Creative Cafe Kit.  I kept today's card extremely Clean And Simple, using just two of the images from the Soaring Above stamp set included in the kit, letting the images shine.

I stamped the images on some of the designer paper and kept the color scheme of this card simple.
The sentiment is popped up on Kool Tak Foam Tape over the ribbon.  The bird is popped up on foam tape as well for added dimension.

Stamps, Papers, Ribbon, Bling: Take Flight Creative Cafe Kit
Adhesive: Kool Tak Foam Tape
Copic Marker E59, E57

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Girly Baby Cards

Tis baby season around these parts...had a request for a few baby cards recently of the girly variety. 
Had a little fun with some Endless Creations images and paper piecing!

Papers come from some DCWV paper collections I had on hand.

Just love a little paper distressing along with hand stitching and ribbons to dress things up a bit.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stenciled Polished Stone Tutorial

Today's card for Prickley Pear features the Polished Stone Technique.  There is just something magical about alcohol inks on glossy papers!  I decided it was time to get them out again and play with them along with some Tim Holtz Stencils. I used CLR025B Steampunk Gears 3 Clear Set.

For my backgrounds I am using some old Studio 2 alcohol reinkers (similar to Copic makers).  You could either use Copic reinkers or some Ranger alcohol inks.  I chose Mauve, Indigo and Ice Blue.  I am using alcohol, but you could use Ranger's Alcohol Blending Solution or Copic's Colorless Blender Solution.
 I am using a Ranger handle with some felt on it.  I added some Ranger Silver Mixative to the  mix for a bit of shimmery fun.
When I do this technique I usually do a whole pile.  I use glossy cardstock, but I also throw some matte photo paper scraps into the mix, I love the alcohol inks on this coated paper.
I mean, the mixture of colors you get when you mix the inks together!  Pure watercolor wonder!

So, use whatever inks you might have available to you to create some fun backgrounds today!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Anniversary Wishes...

It's Prickley Pear Monday and today's card is an anniversary card...wishing my parents a happy anniversary this weekend.  Nothing like seeing marriages going strong over 40 years! 

Today's card uses some vintage sheet music and these stamps:  GG0081 Flourished Dancers, CLR013 Spring Scalloped Circles, D045 Flourish Die

Thursday, December 11, 2014

It's About The Journey!

Today's card for The Rubber Cafe features the Take Flight Creative Cafe Kit.  For this card I used images from the Soaring Above stamp set included in the kit, as well as the bonus add-on set Winging It. 

I stamped the balloon image on acetate with Stazon ink and the glittered the back with You're So Fine Glitters in Copper and Silver Medal using Scrap Happy Glue and the Tiny Detailer Kit.

I popped the balloon, sentiment and the strip along the bottom up with Kool Tak Foam Tape.  I folded the ribbon in half and tucked it under the strip along the bottom for a fun and different ribbon treatment.  A fussy cut bug and a few gems finish off my card.

Stamps, Papers, Ribbon, Gems:   Take Flight Creative Cafe Kit
Stamps:  Winging It 
Glitter:   You're So Fine Glitters
Adhesives:   Scrap Happy Glue, Tiny Detailer Kit, Kool Tak Foam Tape.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lilla Rose Flexi Clip Review and Giveaway!

I was thrilled when Stacy Ransom from the blog Share and Remember agreed to to a Flexi Clip Review and Giveaway on her blog for my Lilla Rose business!  Stacy writes a super lifestyle blog covering topics from family childcare, to home and family, digital scrapbooking and more! 

The Giveaway runs through December 10th.  Hop on over to her blog and check it out!
Good Luck!

Out of Silence Music...

Happy Monday!  This week's Prickley Pear card is a clean and simple one that was requested by the kid's piano teacher.  I used JJ0081 Nativity, CLR019A Victorian Ornaments 2.

The backgrounds were created using the polished stone technique on glossy papers.  The music is vintage sheet music that was crumbling apart.  The star is from Oriental Trading.

Here is a look at the variety of cards I created for this set: