Thursday, May 31, 2012

Crepe Paper Flower for the Queen

Did I ever have fun making this card. More about that in a sec. I made my card for the newly crowned Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers. She is Becky aka BeckyTE and does she ever have some awesome cards. There were several I wanted to case but landed here because I wanted to make a crepe paper flower.

 I found this awesome flower tutorial on Linda's Works of Heart. I shouldn't show you because hers is soooooo gorgeous. O.K., this is my first one....maybe I'll get a lot better, although I do like mine.   Linda's video  is so easy with such super instructions. I can hardly wait to make another one.

I'm entering my card into the Simon Says Stamp challenge-Anything Goes 
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog-Use Die Cuts or Punches-Used a die cut for making flower and die cuts for swirls and leaves
Divas by Design - Anything Goes

I think I'll also enter this into the HOT PINK challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Of course, that was a few days ago but that is o.k.  It is F4A118.

Paper: PTI white cs, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, and unknown dp
Ink: Stampin'Up Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Spellbinder Shapeabilities Foliage die, Spellbinders Scalloped rectangle nestabilitie, Cheery Lynn Design Fanciful Flourish, Say it In Studs, crepe paper

CCEE Stampers-Piercing Challenge

Charlene Merrick, the hostess this month for the CCEE Stampers, gave the challenge to make paper piercing the focus of our cards. I'm using a Spellbinders Piercerabilities 5 1/2" fancy scalloped border die. I ran it through the machine and then did the piercing.

My stamp is La Blanche Meadow Stamps. There were two fairly similar stamps in this package I bought at my LSS. I just love them.  My sentiment is from the Inkadinkado Garden Flower set. I really like the font.

I colored with Copics and the paper is PTI white cardstock. The green was a blank card I found in my idea where it came from. Added a gemstone center to the center of pierced flower and that finishes my card.

Hope you'll come along and join us this week. Piercing is so much fun. CCEE Stampers

Monday, May 28, 2012

FOSTV-Burned Batik

I tried a new technique for the FOSTV (Friends of Speedy TV) this week. That is the new challenge starting today. I had never done Burned Batik so I thought I would try it. It took several attempts for different reasons.  If you would like to try this technique, it can be found at here at Splitcoaststampers.

I'm using two stamp sets from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company. For the butterfly in the background and the daffodil, I using a set called Daffodil Greetings. For the sentiment, I am using Dogwood Blossoms.

Rest of recipe:
Paper-Mark's Finest Paper, A Heinrich Co. -Orangie Sunset, Blue cs is unknown, white cs
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint, and Stormy Sky--Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, clear embossing powder, VersaMark, Spellbinders Fancy Tags

Here is the prize to be given to some lucky winner this week. It is the North American Woods stamp set.

Come over to Home of Speedy TV and join this challenge. It's fun to try a new technique and you can choose whichever you please. Then, link up your photo. Maybe you'll be the winner.