Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This is the challenge for the week with the NAC.
It was easy, peasy for me this week. I saw a card I had used the pinwheels on and decided to use those for the focal points on the circles! A fun, bright birthday card.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
This is the sketch and the challenge for this week with the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.
Here is my card for the challenge. I need a baby shower card for this Saturday!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
As you can see the challenge for this week with Connie and Mary is a color challenge. I was stumped at first then I got my new catalog and started sorting my stamp sets and forgot to pull Artistic Etching (sniff, sniff). Well, not to miss a chance to use such a fun stamp set I set about using these colors to make a vintage looking card. Click here to see the challenge and all the cards the creative team and others have made.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Ooh, a color challenge and I am using the sketch from the CCMC 251 challenge to make this card. How fun is that? I love these bright colors, they just speak to my heart. Spring is here and I like to dress the part. The DSP is from SAB this year. Click here to get more ideas.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Ok, the challenge for this blog is to make anything using butterflies. What a great challenge and the butterflies are flitting around here in May in Atlanta so inspiration is all around. This is a card I made with my stamper's club and I added the little butterflies to make it fit the challenge and to be more fun! The background is sponged to make it a very light colored Pool Party sky. See all the other cards here.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Now for my version. I played rather loosely with this sketch and used a retiring set that I will miss. I love the classic look of the bird from Nature Walk. Although this card is busy, I really like how it turned out. I used Early Expresso, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla for this card. Good bye to the stamp set as well as Baja Breeze and Sahara Sand. BTW, this card also works for the MOJO Monday challenge this week. One bird...2 stones. Enjoy!
Oops, I forgot to post to CCMC...better luck with Mojo Monday!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
by Marie Carlsson
Create a rose bud out of a few punch out flowers.
- 3 die cut, or punched flowers
- Barbecue pin
- Draped wire
- Soft green paper (small square, hand cut a star)
Step 1Bend each petal of your first flower.
Step 2Cut out the middle of each flower.
Step 3Add glue to the petal next to the cut.
Step 4Place the wire at one edge of the first petal and wrap the paper around it tight, then add glue on the half of the other petal. Place seam in the middle of next petal … and so on until all the petals are mounted around the wire.
Step 5If you want a small rosebud, you stop here and don’t add anymore layer… and jump to step 8.
Step 6Add glue on the half of the all the petals of the next flower.
Step 7Here are two layers added… stop here if you like a middle sized rosebud, if you want a big rosebud add a third layer.
Step 8Cut from corner to corner a V on the small square, the end result should look like this, that they are uneven doesn’t do anything, they look more natural if they are uneven. Add glue all over and bull it up and over the bud.
Step 9Here are the roses with one, two and three layers.
Step 10Finally, use a tweezers to bend the petals, to create more life to the rosebud.
- Work your way in to the middle.
Step 11Your rose bud flowers are finished.
Read more: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/rosebud/#ixzz2TB9PLuTE