Saturday, March 23, 2013

Lacy and Lovely Top Note

I suspect that you are probably getting tired
of my use of this set.  It is just so easy and elegant to
create with!

In this example, the images were stamped on 
Window Sheets and adhered to Glimmer Paper 
with Crystal Effects.  The Crystal Effects is clear
and holds really well, so is the perfect adhesive for the job.

Set:  Lacy and Lovely

Colors:  Whisper White, Basic Black & Stazon Ink, 
Rose Red and Silver Glimmer Paper

Accessories:  Big Shot Top Note Die, Circle Punches,
White Embossing Powder, 1 1/4 inch 
Pink Pirouette/Rose Red Two Tone Ribbon (mini p 13)
Note: I heated the edges of the ribbon to seal and 
curl it.     

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Llama Sale-A-Bration Hop

WELCOME to another Llama Blog Hop!
I'm so glad that you're here.
I bet you enjoyed seeing Stephanie's darling projects.

SU has made some individual clear mount,
single stamps available for purchase.  The 
Ears To You set is one of them. This set is so 
darn cute.  In this example,
I've used a marker (omitting) to position 
the sentiment at the bottom
of the card, while omitting one bunny in the focal image. 

Colors:  Whisper White, Gumball Green, Primrose
Petals, Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Pack

Accessories:  Finishing Touches Edgelits,
Gumball Green Ribbon, Gold Brad 

I wanted to include a Dress Up Framelit sample because
 this product is so versatileYou might also note that
I used the sentiment from "Ears To You" on
this project, too. I used a marker to omit the word "Ears".

The image above shows how I created the vest to go
with the dress cut out.  I cut out 2 Basic Gray dresses and
then positioned the Labels Collection Framelit as shown.
The positioning was flipped for the opposite side of the vest. 
As shown in the photo, make sure that you 1) don't cut off
the shoulder/sleeve portion of the dress and 
2) leave the "bumps" at the bottom of the framelit so that 
you end up with a vest with an angled bottom edge.  I sponged
around the vest edges, to further highlight that layer.

Set:  Ears To You

ColorsPrimrose Petals, Pool Party, Basic Gray,
Very Vanlla

Big ShotDress Up Framelit, Stripes Embossing Folder,
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder

Other Accessories:  Full Heart Punch (for banner end),
SAB Sycamore Street Button and Ribbon set, Pearls,
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Stripes Embossing Folder

Thank you for stopping by to view my projects.  
Now hop on over to Buffy's blog to see her
delightful samples!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Crystal Secret Garden Pursuit

This is another example of the "Caught in Crystal" 
technique.  Reinker colors included Daffodil Delight
and Tangerine Tango (I think??  I tend to grab
reinkers and then forget what I used).
Sets:  Secret Garden, Pursuit of Happiness
Colors:  Whisper White, Black Stazon,
Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  3/8" Black Taffeta Ribbon,
Secret Garden Framelits, Retired Eyelet Border Punch,
Glossy c/s, Window Sheets, Crystal Effects, reinkers 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Caught in Crystal Variation

There are various directions on the internet, 
for a technique called "Caught in Crystal".
That name is often given because it uses a SU product
called Crystal Effects (page 177 of the main catty).
It is an elegant, but very messy technique.


1) Cut pieces of Glossy White card stock and Window Sheet
(p 160) that are the same size.

2. Place the piece of Glossy C/S on waxed paper.
Squirt Crystal Effects on to the piece of Glossy c/s.

3)  Place several small drops of reinker on the
Crystal Effects.   In the example above, I used
Primrose Petals, Delightful Daffodil and Pacific Point.

4) Spread the reinker around, just a little.

5) Press the Window Sheet piece down on the 
Crystal Effects/reinker mixture.

Note:  You can stamp on the Window Sheet with
Stazon ink prior to this step if desired.
6 Let dry, overnight if possible.  This is likely to be very wet

I stamped my sentiment from Lacy and Lovely
 on the c/s layer.  I also 
ran the bottom edge of the layer through the 
Delicate Designs Embossing Folder (p 188).
Assemble layers and Crystal Effects detail.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Lacy and Lovely with Soda Bottle Cap

Here is another card made with the Lacy and Lovely set.
I think that this set enables the quickest cards!
Colors:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, 
Pacific Point
AccessoriesSoda Bottle Cap (squished
with Big Shot), Rhinestones   

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Special Edition Thank You

HAPPY St Patrick Day!

Sets: Lacy and Lovely, Flowering Flourishes

ColorsGumball Green, Primrose Petals,
Very Vanilla, Special Edition DSP

Accessories:  Blossom Punch