Saturday, September 6, 2014

Scrapadabadoo Blog post Mica Flakes and LSG Sprays

Hello, I hope you are doing well today.
I have posted the details and a video showing this card on the Scrapadabadoo Blog today.
The cut file and pattern for the elk is available in my Etsy shop. The elk is part of a Wildlife set here.
Head over to the Scrapadabadoo Blog to find out more.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New LSG Under the Boardwalk Sprays

I have a couple of chalkboard cards to share with you. I have use the  Under the Boardwalk LSG sprays for the flowers, leaves, and cardbase. Theses lovely sprays are not shimmery like the regular Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays. They appear a little chalky when they dry. There is no chalky residue though so they are great to use on all sorts of projects.

For this A2 sized card, 

I started with a white cardstock base and applied the Raspberry Lemonade LSG using one of the Lindy's "Old Baldy" Dauber Caps  instead of the spray nozzle.

Then I trimmed the top and sides from this sheet from the Prima Optimist 6 by 6 paper pad.

I adhered it to the cardbase.

Next, I cut a white cardstock mat and another piece of paper from the 6 by 6 pad and added some seem binding that I colored with the Raspberry Lemonade.

Then I cut a white cardstock mat for one of the chalk note cards and added some of my handmade flowers that I colored with the LSG sprays.
The centers are from the gems package for the Prima Optimist line.

For this 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 card, I colored the white card base as before, added a layer of MME Chalk Studio patterned paper.
The top layers are chalkboard cards from the Prima Chalk Note Cards pack.
I added one of my flowers colored with the LSG Under the Boardwalk Set and placed a button in the center from the Prima Optimist Wooden Button set.
The banners from the Optimist chipboard stickers set finished it off.

Be sure and drop by the Scrapadabadoo blog to see the other lovely cards I made with the LSG Under the Boardwalk sprays.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Cards using Kaisercraft BeYoutiful papers

The Kaisercraft paper line, BeYOUtiful, is stunning.
you can check the papers out on this video.

All the lovely flowers on the patterned papers inspired me to make flowers of my own.

I usually use Neenah White 110 pound cardstock paper for my flowers.
Then I ink them with TH Distress inks or LSG sprays/
This time, I tried to use the Kaisercraft papers.

The colors are great but the paper did not hold up well
under all the shaping that I do to make the flowers.
 I pieced the broken petals together but it was a labor of love.

I already have video tutorials on these flowers.
The small dark red flowers are Open Flowers. The medium yellow flowers are here.
The Large rose tutorial is offered on my sidebar.
This Open Rose tutorial includes the cut files and links to 1 1/2 hours of video instruction.

For the next card, I went back to the Neenah cardstock for the flowers.

These Loose Roses are colored with
Scattered Straw Distress Stain and Mustard Seed Distress Ink.
There is a 2 part tutorial.
Part 1     Part 2

The rest of the papers were just calling me to make more cards.
So I did. LOL

Here is an A2 sized card with yellow roses
from the Collection pack.

Here is a video showing how it came together.

I used a white card base, black mat, yellow mat, 3 by 4 cut apart card, and the rose is from the Collections pack.

And here is another A2 card