Thursday, September 24, 2015

Flower Bird

It's the last week of the month and so we have an anything goes over at Twisted Thursday on The Outlawz. I chose this sweet little bird from our sponsor, Bugaboo, called Flower Bird.
I used an embossing folder with a round diffuser which I then painted the raised butterflies with watercolors. I also used my Copic air brush to fill in the remaining background circle in blue. The image is raised with some foam tape. The quilled flowers that I made were sprayed with the Copic air brush as well, and I added some yellow dots to the centers. Everything is edged with Distressed Inks in a variety of blues.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

That Folder with Butterflies

I finally got "that" folder as it is called by everyone on Facebook. It is such a beautiful folder and had to be special ordered as it came with one of those English card making magazines, Papercraft Essentials #122. There have been so many beautiful cards made with this folder by others and I knew I couldn't possible make anything so elegant. So, in my normal fashion, I played with the folder. I used a different folder for the top portion with all the little butterflies. I used Dylusion Ink pads to do the background on top of some white embossing. The bottom was rubbed over with inks as well. I made two of the die cut butterflies. The bottom one has the same inks over it to make a shadow. the butterfly is popped up. I used the watercolor technique with the ink pad to color the borders and the circles. Finally, a bit of Wink of Stella was added to the large butterfly.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Swinging into Fall

The optional twist is "Fall" for Twisted Thursday over at The Outlawz. The image is from Bugaboo and is called Ava Swing. The paper in from The Paper Studio, Tattered and Worn collection. The leaves are silk leaves from my stash.
Side View of Step Card
Copic Colors Used
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Thursday, September 10, 2015

All Dressed Up

The twist this week for Twisted Thursday, over at The Outlawz, is "All Dressed Up". I used this cute image, kidlet hat girl, from our sponsor this month, Bugaboo. The sky background is done with Distressed Inks pushed off from a cloud shaped cut paper strip. The grass is a die cut. The butterfly and the hello were die cut from a white foam sheet, shrunken with a heat gun, and sprayed with Copics. The image is fussy cut and popped up with foam strips.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Live, Laugh, Love

It's always fun to make cards for a friend. I love the stamps from Art Impressions. This one is called Live, Laugh, Love. One night a week, I meet with two friends and we just have such a wonderful time laughing as we knit. Happy Birthday, Betsy!
Copic Colors Used
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Rosy Hello

This week, the optional twist for Twisted Thursday on The Outlawz is to make a layered card. I chose to make a flap fold card since I have never made one before. It's kind of like a tri-fold and the top flap slips over the center image. I started with a green cardstock, then layered the ribbon, pink cardstock, patterned paper, then the image popped up on foam tabs for the smaller one that you use to open and close the card. I followed the directions from Splitcoast Stampers. The image is Sketchy Rose Circle and comes from our sponsor, Bugaboo. I used die cuts for the shapes, and a punch for the border.

Card Partially Open
Copic Colors Used

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Flower Child

The  Progressive Freebie Challenge over at The Outlawz has a super image from Ignacio at Nicecrane. It is part of the Flower Children Digi Sheet and is image #4. I colored her with Copics, die cut and edged with Distress Inks, added a quilled flower and a couple of pink pearls.
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Deedee's Elephant Flip Card

The September Progressive Challenge is ready over at Deedee's Digis. I just love this little elephant called "Leaf your cares behind". He comes with tons of extras. Do take a peek. I could hardly wait to color him. I found a great tutorial in Issue 139 of Simply Cards & Papercrafts for making tie dye baby wipes. You used them to transfer the design to paper, but I just loved the brightness of the original baby wipe so I glued that to the front of my card. I also found a wonderful tutorial for this card fold by France Martin that she calls a flip card.
Copic Colors Used

I used the remainder of the baby wipe to die cut the leaves for the inside.
Baby Wipes and Prints
View from Top

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