Saturday, July 5, 2014

Margareet's Fifth Avenue Floral Birthday Card

I made this beautiful card for my husband's ex mother-in-law's birthday and am really happy with how it turned out. It was inspired by a card made by Paula Sievers of Australia that I found on Pintrest. Paula, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work! I used the stained glass technique to make the roses.It's definitely one of my new favs and it's really easy to do. Just heat emboss the image on vellum with VersaMark ink and white embossing powder then flip it over and color the image from behind. I used a blender pen and a Pretty in Pink Stampin' Up! ink pad for the lighter color, let it dry completely then shaded it with a blender pen and a Stampin' Up! Rose Red ink pad. Here's a couple more pics:



Here's a supply list:
  • White and light pink card stock
  • vellum
  • pink w/polka dots patterned paper
  • Stampin' Up! Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp Set
  • Stampin' Up! Sincere Salutations Stamp Set
  • Stampin' Up! Beautiful Wings Embosslit
  • Stampin' Up! Secret Garden Framelits Die
  • white embossing powder
  • VersaMark Ink pad 
  • Stampin' Up! Twitterpated Buttons
  • Nestabilities Labels Seventeen Die
  • Stampin' Up! Pretty in Pink and Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pads
  • blender pen
  • ribbon
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • micro pop dots
Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help. I always appreciate any comments/suggestions that you'd like to share. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!

Linda Nelson
Linda's Creations Cards and Crafts
www.lindascreationscardsandcrafts.com
lnelson74@clear.net

Monday, May 26, 2014

Leafy Vine with Gelato Background

I made this beautiful card using an embossing resist technique with a Gelato background and I love how it turned out! The colors are so rich and vibrant, definitely not what I was expecting! I know exactly what I'm getting the next time I set foot in a craft store lol! I absolutely love this stamp too. I've seen a ton of absolutely gorgeous cards that were made using it and I just had to have it.

It was actually pretty easy to make. First I heat embossed the image using VersaMark and white embossing powder on white card stock and let it cool. Then I colored over the embossing with the Gelatos directly and gently blended them with my finger (of course you want to wipe your finger between colors lol!). Then I just wiped over each color with a different damp paper towel (I was going to use baby wipes but of course I couldn't find them until after I finished this project. Figures lol!). You can always add more color and wipe again if desired. Then I just finished the card. Here's a supply list:
  • white, turquoise and purple card stocks
  • VersaMark Ink
  • white embossing powder
  • Hero Arts Leafy Vine Stamp
  • purple, turquoise, and dark blue gelatos
  • damp paper towels
Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help. I always appreciate any comments/suggestions that you'd like to share. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!

Linda Nelson
Linda's Creations Cards and Crafts
www.lindascreationscardsandcrafts.com
lnelson74@clear.net

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Crazy for Cupcakes Pop Up Box Birthday Card

This is my second attempt at the pop up box card and I really like how it turned out. The colors are pretty and who doesn't love cupcakes right? I must admit that this technique is a lot easier than I thought it would be although that seems to be the case w/most techniques that I've tried. Half the battle of learning them is just getting the nerve to give them a try lol! Click here to view an awesome tutorial. Here's another pic from the front view:

Here's a supply list:
  • pink 12" x 12" card stock
  • 2 sheets patterned 12" x 12" paper to decorate the box with
  • various patterned papers (if desired) for balloons and cupcakes
  • Stampin' Up! Crazy for Cupcakes Stamp Set
  • Stampin' Up! Build a Cupcake Punch
  • Stampin' Up! Party Time Stamp Set
  • markers
  • various colors baker's twine
  • mini pop dots
  • clear acrylic
  • Nestabilities Labels Four Dies
  • Martha Stewart Score Board
  • sponge
Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help. I always appreciate any comments/suggestions that you'd like to share. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!

Linda Nelson
Linda's Creations Cards and Crafts
www.lindascreationscardsandcrafts.com
lnelson74@clear.net