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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Little FUNN-ercise

My friend and upline, Mary Gunn, gave her team a little FUNN-ercise challenge a few weeks ago to create a card from Make It From Your Heart Volume 2: Pattern 28.  Mary is so creative and inspirational.   I made the card, but didn't get around to sharing it.  So, here it is...



Part of the challenge was to use background and texture paper from two different packs.  I used scraps from Lollydoodle and Balloon Ride.


I paper pieced the car image by stamping it on several different paper scraps. Then, I added Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint to the back windshield to give the illusion of reflection and red Glitz glitter gel for the taillights.  The cans are colored in with a tiny bit of Juniper ink on the tip of a slightly damp watercolor brush.  The sentiment in the stamp set says "You are the One."  I masked off the "the," giving the sentiment a new meaning.  A few sparkles and Teal Shimmer Trim add a touch of bling to the sentiment area.

Supplies:
X7180B Balloon Ride Paper pack
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Pack
X5929 Whisper Cardstock
X5752 Juniper Cardstock
D1584 Big Hug
M1035 Newlyweds
Z2173 Slate Ink
Z2165 Juniper Ink
Z1754 Black & Grey sparkles
Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
Z1039 Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Red Glitz Gel (Retired)
Watercolor Brush (Retired)

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'm hoping I can get the Balloon Ride layout I created photographed and up this weekend.




Monday, March 3, 2014

Three Amigos March Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos CTMH Mini-Blog Hop. We are three Close to My Heart Consultants with a love for Stamping and Scrapping and would like to share our creative ideas with you. Each month we feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout or other project. There are only 3 stops on this hop so it will only take a few minutes to hop through.

This month we chose to create with our new embossing folders.  A few days ago, I was looking at some of my favorite blogs and creative websites and was inspired by a project at Scrapbook & Cards Today.   I immediately imagined the card with the Lollydoodle paper pack. 




I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the placard shape behind the flower as well as the flower circles.  To add interest to the placard, I stamped a wood grain background and anchored it with two Aqua Dots.  I embossed the sentiment banner with the new Strip Embossing Folder, adding a subtle texture.  The sentiment was stamped on the banner after it was embossed using White Daisy Pigment Ink.



The placard and flower are popped up with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  You can see a video of Lynn Ghahary's "Hello There" card here.

Thanks for hopping by!  Now, hop on over to Lisa's Blog to see what she created for you this month.

Supplies:
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Pack
D1587 Lollydoodle Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp Set
D1585 Lollydoodle Cardmaking Workshop Stamp Set
D1584 Big Hug Stamp Set
Z2163 White Daisy Pigment Ink Pad
Z2172 Whisper Ink Pad
Z2193 Cotton Candy Ink Pad
Z2197 Pear Ink Pad
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1960 Stripe Embossing Folder
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Z726 Sponge Daubers
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Pink Button (Retired)
White Baker's Twine (Retired)