Sunday, April 9, 2017

Happy Birthday, Friend!

My friend, Karen, recently celebrated her birthday and I created this card for her.  She designs for Tonic so thought she'd appreciate this card using Nuvo mousse.  I will also be sharing this birthday card at Simon Says Wednesday Birthday Challenge.


Using a stencil, I started with the cream-colored mousse on the top, then the gold mousse in the middle, ending with the copper mousse.  The card is otherwise pretty straight-forward layering this panel on gold card stock from Tim Holtz and then onto a 5x7 white card base.  The flower is from Prima and added some beautiful gold thread that I collected some years ago.  The friend sentiment die is cut from the same gold card stock and is from Quietfire Designs.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Spring Birds

I created this triptych panel for a friend's birthday and will be entering it in the Take It Make It April Challenge at Craft Stamper Magazine.


The chipboard panels, wood pieces and some of the ephemera is from REDlead Paperworks.  The remainder of the ephemera is from my stash.  Each panel was covered with various designer papers and edged with distress inks (broken china and vintage photo). The wood panels are stained with broken china distress stain.  The fern stamp on the right is vintage from Hero Arts and stamped in vintage photo distress ink on both the wood panel and the chipboard panel.  The stencil in the center panel is from Tim Holtz and stenciled in broken china distress ink.  The panels were tied together with dyed silk ribbon and yarn.

This was a fun piece to create!



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Fairy and Butterflies

More fun playing with Nuvo mousse, glimmer paste, stencils and new dies!


     The butterfly stencil is from Memory Box.  I applied Nuvo mousse and then immediately followed with Nuvo clear glimmer paste.  The fairy die is from Sizzix cut from white card stock and colored with pink Nuvo mousse.  I attached this piece to a pink glitter card base and added a few sequins.  Think this will be the perfect birthday card for one of my granddaughters.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Playing with Stencils

     This is a newer stencil from a company I've never heard of until recently called Die Cuts & More.  Two stencils come together in the package and you can layer them to achieve the look below.  I had also recently received the entire set of Tim Holtz's (Ranger) Distress Oxide inks (awesome!) and used them for the first time on this card.  I used them like distress inks instead of spritzing with water this time just because I wanted this color combination.  They go on card stock like a dream and are so soft looking and look like suede!


I will also be sharing this card over at Just Us Girls Weekly Challenge.

     The sentiment is a die from Penny Black.  

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Peacock Feather

     Here's another creation using Nuvo mousse and glimmer paste and a stencil from Stencil Girl.


     I used the same technique as in my previous post.  Using heavy card stock, I secured the stencil with removable tape.  I then added several different colors of Nuvo mousse and then added a layer of clear glimmer paste over the mousse.  Such a fun and easy technique.  Give it a try!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Nuvo Mousse and Glimmer Paste

     Recently, a few of my stamping friends got together and we spent an afternoon playing with stencils.  Over the next few posts, I will be sharing some of my creations.  I will also be sharing this card over at the Paper Players blog for this weeks challenge.


     The stencil in this card is from Crafter's Workshop.  I adhered the stencil to heavy duty white card stock and added two different colors of Nuvo mousse to each of the two feathers with a sponge.  I then took a craft spatula and spread Nuvo clear glimmer paste over the feather stencil.  Carefully remove the stencil and immediately wash with warm, soapy water to remove the paste (it dries quickly!)  

     The sentiment is a die from Tonic and cut from white card stock. I sponged the blue mousse over the die cut and then adhered it to the front of the card over the feathers.  I layered this onto teal glitter paper and then adhered these layers to a white card base.  More to follow......

Monday, March 6, 2017

Foil Card for a Friend

This card is so appropriate for this morning!  It is a cloudy, damp, drizzley kind of day.  I made this card for a friend's birthday coming up in April.  You know, April showers brings May flowers😊


I created this card using Dreamweaver's white stencil paste and their stencil.  Once dry, I placed Deco Art's aqua watercolor foil on top of the stencil paste and run through the laminator.  The umbrella die is from My Favorite Things.  I cut the umbrella from Deco Arts toner paper, placed the foil on top and once again, run through the laminator.

I've been having so much fun creating with the foil and all my different types of stencils and dies.  Highly recommend you give it a try!