Hey there my blogging family! I was at our cabin for a few days last week and decided it was time to make some cards again…..I had a blast!! One of these days I’ll figure out how to do the delayed blog post thingy so a new post comes up every day or so……but ya, that’s not going to happen today, so I’ll just put them all into one post…..lol. The paper and most of the embellishments used on these cards were all purchased from Leanne’s store called Scrapn’ With Flair…..check it out….she has great prices!!
Have I mentioned how much I love my I Am Roses roses??? I really like how this card turned out and love the shabbiness of it (is that even a word?? lol). I used papers from the BoBunny Country Garden line and the Weathered design. I love this paper line and had such a hard time cutting into it!!! It’s so crazy, but I feel like I have this hoarding vault full of all my favorite stuff and I never want to use it…..soooo silly!!. I used a strip off both sides of the paper for this card and covered the seam with a piece of lace I found at our local Thrift Store…….I LOVE that store!! I’ve got so much stuff from there for just a few dollars, it’s crazy!!. I distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distress tool and then inked the edges with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Weathered Wood…..one of my favorite inks. I attached a butterfly from a package from Close To My Heart and then grabbed my Gesso and randomly applied some to give the card an old weathered look. It doesn’t show in the picture, but I applied some of my Close To My Heart Liquid Glass to the two colored butterflies on the paper……I really love how that stuff just adds to the dimension on a card!
So…….how ’bout this one…..very mixed media…..I really like it. It’s not for everyone, but I’m really having fun with the whole mixed media world lately. For this card I started with a Kraft cardstock base and then layered on paper from the BoBunny Timepiece line and the Country Garden line. I tore the layers and then distressed the edges with my fingernail and inked them with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo…..another one of my go-to favorites! I used my Stampin’ Up! Scallop Trim Border punch, some burlap pieces and some jute twine. The butterfly is from the 12 x 12 Chipboard add-on to the BoBunny Country Garden line and it has a bunch of very cute elements to be used! I took my texture paste and randomly smeared it over the card and burlap and then added a bit of white Gesso to the top of it to give it more of a white look. Once I was all done with the card I grabbed my Tsukineko Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray and gave the whole front of the card a spritz with it……it leaves a very cool raised texture to the card front once dry. Along the left side of the card there is also half a doily pasted on that’s been spritzed with some of my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabios (sooooo love these spritz’s!!!) in Caribbean Blue, Luscious Lime and Mango Mania.
This is more of a traditional card I made for the Alphabet Challenge on SCS. The letter for this week was C. I used the BoBunny Timepiece paper and then took my stamps from a new set made by “darkroom door” called Tick Tock. I stamped all three clocks onto cardstock using my Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distress tool and inking the edges with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I also inked the entire edge of the card base with the Vintage Photo as well. I added some of my Close To My Heart Liquid Glass to the edges of two of the clocks and to the swirls on the card front. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set and the silver butterfly was from my stash as were the brown flat-back pearls.
This is the last card I made…..
The butterflies were stamped onto a piece of paper towel and then spritzed with my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabios in Caribbean Blue, Luscious Lime and Mango Mania. I also took the other half of the doily I’d already spritzed and used it on the side of this card. I added some lace that I died using the spritz’s and a lace bow. I took my texture past and smeared quite a bit of it on the front of the card and then spritzed it as well. I added some stickles to the wings of the butterflies and then traced around them with my white pen to make them pop. I distressed the edges of the card with my Distress Tool and then inked them with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China. I added three I Am Roses roses to the front. These three roses were already inked with the black on the edges of the petals, so I took my spritz’s in the Caribbean Blue and the Mango Mania and gave them a couple of sprays to tie them into the card better.
That’s it for my very long post…….if you’ve stuck around this far, thank you!!! As always I love to read your comments/feedback. I’m off the see what else strikes my fancy……till next time!