Sunday, April 28, 2013

WMS CASE Flower Show card #2

I created my first card last week and have been thinking that I wanted to have another go with a different card to case.

So, first I figured out that I wanted to use the 2011 Holiday Ornaments because I had this vision that I could turn the ornament into a "tulip" like flower.  After I stamped the ornament and clear embossed it, I cut it out sort of along the center to create the two outer petals of the tulip.  The with some glossy accents I stuck the petals on and then trimmed it down to my liking.  Not a perfect tulip, but I like the way it looks.

With that done, I decided I would CASE (Copy and Share Everything) Debbie Olson, you can find her card here.   I loved looking through her blog!  Here's a picture of her card.


She did some sewing and coloring with Copic Markers, but I stuck with straight stamping and using a white colored pencil to do my sewing...I'm not good with needles or thread of any kind. 

Here's the card I created and you could maybe use it even for Christmas...yikes it has even warmed up and I'm saying that word.  Although I think I'm going to use it for Mothers day.

Supplies:  PTI paper, Memento Black Ink, Versamark, SU Cherry Cobbler, clear embossing powder.  Stamps, Sewing Box Christmas, 2011 Holiday Ornaments, Compact Sentiments Part II, Compact Sentiments Family, red ribbon, white colored pencil. Spellbinders die.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

WMS Flower Show Competition

Claire has come up with another amazing challenge, where does she find the time to get so creative?    To get more details and participate in this challenge please click here. 

It took me looking at the special guest designers over and over to finally decide on a project that I wanted to "CASE" (Copy and steal everything).  Never knew what CASE stood for before and love the concept.  I really like the new look of a blackboard so fell in love with Kimberly Crawford's card that she created for this project.  I knew I wouldn't be able to copy every single detail as I don't have the folk art medallion set (YET).  It's on my list with soooo many others (did you know Mothers Day is coming soon, hint hint to my family).

Here is a snapshot of the card Kimberly created and the link to her great  blog:

So for my take on the card I went with My Heart, Earth Angel, and Sewing Box Hugs.  I just love the versatility of all the Waltzingmouse Stamps.  I tried to get the blackboard to look like the chalk had been erased but may have went a little overboard.  Still I like the way it turned out and here's a Mothers Day Card down.  Woo Hoo!!

I stamped the border with the border stamp from My Heart, the sentiment was from Earth Angel, and the hearts were from Sewing Box Hugs.  I stamped all with versamark ink and embossed them with Martha Stewart dove embossing powder.  Next, I used the mini rose die from My Favorite Things and cut it out twice.  Wrapped one around the other to get an even bigger rose...I love how it turned out.  The leaves were cut with MFT Leaves die.  A bit of glossy accents was then used to hold it all together.  The cute flower paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle "Splash".  I used heart brads to help the border look a bit like flowers and to hopefully tie the heart theme together.   Snow Cap White distress paint was added to try and create some reality to the chalkboard (think I went a little overboard).  And last but not least, I popped the blackboard up with foam dimensionals and adhered it to some pretty yellow card stock.
Hope you had as much fun as I did with this challenge.  Now I really have Spring fever and it has not been that warm in the Northeast yet!  Here's hoping all the flowers will help the sunshine through.