Monday, May 3, 2021

Wedding Bells

 Hello Again Crafty Friends!

I have for you a sweet card that would be perfect for a Bridal Shower, Wedding or Anniversary.

For this project, I started my background piece on watercolor paper using Brilliant Red Colourcraft Crystals.  After that dried, I added some Gesso using the Mandala Stencil across the center.  I also used some versamark ink and the same stencil to add some superfine silver glitter from the Silver Fiesta Bling pack.

I used a sticker from the Marriage Bells sticker pack for the cake image and the little flower and heart images.  I added one of the super cute butterflies that I painted with cream colored chalk paint and more of the fine glitter.

The large flower needed some silver glitter as well so I added that to change the color of the center from the original shade.

For the Love Story greeting, I used a piece of the primed chipboard "Wedding Bells" and colored it using walnut cream chalk paint.  Before adhering it to my card, I added some of the silver metallic wax for contrast.

Lastly, I added some embellishments using some of the bright silver mirror pieces from the Bling Fiesta pack and also some Pearl Drops in both Dew Drop and Candy Glaze.

All of this was mounted to a light gray card base.

I hope you enjoyed my love story card and perhaps try some of these ideas on a project of your own.  Thank you for reading!  Enjoy!


Supplies Used:

Bling Fiesta Silver pack

Wedding Bells Collection stickers

Wendy Celebrate Life flowers

Wedding Bells chipboard

Jewel Butterfly Shabby Chic

Pearl Drops - Dew Drop

Pearl Drops - Candy Glaze

Muted Chalk Paint

Mandala Extravaganza Stencil

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Father's Day Wishes

 Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I have for you a brightly colored Father's Day card.  I've incorporated a chalk paint background that I made on a Gelli Plate to coordinate with the sticker I used from Little Birdie Designs.   

So to start, I applied the chalk paint directly to my Gelli Plate in the colors of Salsa Red and Orange Splash.  I did use a little acrylic paint in bright yellow as well. I then swiped my texture tool over the paint I rolled on the plate and pulled my print to come up with the design you see here.

After the chalk paint dried, I used a sponge dauber to add some dots of the Silver Charm Shimmer paint to my project for some added shine since this was a card to celebrate someone special.

I made a quick banner with my scissors and added a greeting in navy ink from the stamp set Loads of Wishes.  After adding my sticker, I finished up with some Pearl Drops in Tangelo Citrus and a combination of Aqua Drop/Jade Isle.  I like to mix drop colors if I need a particular hue that Little Birdie doesn't have.  I think I was able to get closer to the blue on my card base and the collar/dots in the shirt sticker.

I hope you enjoy this bright and colorful card I created to celebrate Father's Day.  I thought it was a fun way to incorporate these adorable stickers :) Enjoy!


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Monday, April 5, 2021

Sunset Dreams

 Hello Again Crafty Friends!

     Today I have for you a warm greeting with inspiration to "Live Your Dreams!"  This project has many layers and I wanted the different textures to really shine through.

     To start, I wanted to add a weathered look to my piece of paper from the Boho Dreams 6x6 paper pack.  It was a little too bright for the look I was going for so I swiped a brown ink pad across it horizontally to dull down some of that brightness.

     Next, I used the gorgeous Mandala Extravaganza stencil to add texture with some of the Fired Brick Metallic Paint mixed into some Glitter Embossing Paste I had on hand.  I love the warm coral color against the Boho paper.

     I wanted to keep going with my weathered look, so I tore the paper and then painted on some of the chalk paint in the shade Walnut Cream.  I also used a little strip of white paper and the Chevron Stencil to sponge some of that Fired Brick Metallic Paint and make a little accent piece.  

     On top of those, I added a piece of the mint colored paper from the Chevron in Aquarelle paper pack and sponged on some of the Walnut Cream paint there as well. I then colored some of the cream colored flowers with my ink pads to bring out the colors in my main image piece.

     The Live Your Dreams piece I grabbed out of the Boho Dreams paper pack was punched out using an 1 3/4" circle punch and popped up on dimensional tape to complete my design.  I added some of my favorite embellishments at the very end - Pearl Drops in the color Lemon Whip.

     Thank you for taking a look at my card today!  I hope you have a wonderful week and I can't wait to share with you again real soon :)


Supply List:

Boho Dreams 6x6 Card Stock Pack

Chevron in Aquarelle Paper Pack

Mandala Stencil

Chevron Stencil

Pearl Drops - Lemon Whip

Fired Brick Metallic Paint

Natalia Shabby Chic Flowers

Chalk Paint - Muted Colors