Sunday, June 17, 2012

Blue bird of happiness cards.

I created these cards quite a while ago, so I'll give it a shot as to how they were created! I used chalk inks for the dots, and in flowers, I used distress inks to create the blended backgrounds and for the birds. The stamps are all Kaszazz stamps. I created the tail of the bird by punching a daisy punch and trimming 2 petals off, then sticking it onto the bird. The flowers have a petal stamp which I embossed using a pearl embossing powder and then filled in the middle with a circle stamp using tangerine chalk ink. Another thing I did with these is make some features using the smallest double sided tape (3mm) and gold foil. Sorry for the vagueness of this post, but the cards are quite busy and lots of products and techniques were used. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
I hope your week is filled with creative fun.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Funky Flock Card...

This birthday card was created using a black and purple textured cardstock . The flower frenzy flock ( say that when you're drunk!), is a self adhesive flock from Kaszazz. I created the flower using the scallop punch - several layers, spritz with smooch spritz grape and then do some creative crunching!

I needed to create a gift card holder, so made a die cut scallop strip, tied some ribbon around and then could slot my card in. I then used the scallop die at the bottom of the inside piece to tie it all together. The scallop die is from Kaszazz and I used the ezy-press to create it.

Now, I had the age old dilemma of , what to put a 3D card into! Well, I used the envelope template from the ezy- press and loosely folded it over and secured it with a tied bow. I made another flower- I know I must really love the person I made if for , right? Yeah, she is rather spesh. I wanted to make it so the bow was easy to open, so I stuck the flower onto a small clip and slotted it over the middle of the bow!
Anyway, hope your weekend it great, we have a long one- The Queens' Birthday weekend.
Happy Birthday Elizabeth.
Take care

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Cherish Frame

Just a simple frame that I created for a competition. I used distress crackle paint to distress the white areas. I stamped a Kaszazz flourish stamp on both sides using stazon ink. I coloured some white lace to a pink using distress stain- spun sugar. I created the rose using circles and was quite proud, but I have since learned some much cooler techniques on making paper roses!! Oh well, we live and learn. I also used some bling words from Kaszazz - Cherish. Did you know that you can colour any bling and bling words using your re inkers? Just make sure they are permanent ink re inkers, and then you can customize them to your projects. Pretty cool hey?
Anyway, I hope you/re having a creative week so far.
Take care

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Butterfly explosion

I created this canvas for a friend of mine who was turning 50. I decided to do 49 coloured butterflies and then the 50th, in the top right hand corner of the paper, is painted gold. I absolutely love these inspirational words, I don't know who to give credit to for it, but I re typed it and decided that this would definitely suit my friend. I coloured in each butterfly with copics and punched them out using a butterfly punch. Such fun !