Friday, February 15, 2019

Hip to Be Square: Butterfly Square

Here is a card I made for the currently running "Hip To Be Square" challenge going on at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.   I used the Butterfly Square stamp for this card, which can be found, along with 34 other amazing square stamps, on the Carmen's Veranda web site.

I started by stamping my square onto a piece of a Gelli print I had made with yellow, green and pink acrylic paints.  I then stamped the image again and cut out each of the butterflies, positioning them atop the original stamped images with foam tape.  I "stitched' around the square with a black fine- tipped marker and edged the square in black.  I then layered my square to white and dusty rose card stock squares to complete my card.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Steampunk Heart

Here is a card I made for the Lost Coast Designs February Challenge:  Love and Hearts.  I used the Steampunk Heart stamp from  Lost Coast Designs.  

I started by stamping my heart onto red paper with Versamark ink and heat embossing my stamped image with gold embossing powder.  I cut it out and added some red rhinestones in random spots.

I then cut a square of gold paper and stamped it with the Loopy Calligraphy background stamp and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder to create a tone on tone effect.  I mounted my heart into the center with foam tape and layered my gold square with a red square.

The end result is a shiny gold and red card, perfect for any Valentine who has captured your heart!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Embellishment Cluster Ancestor Mini Album

I have been having a lot of fun making embellishment clusters for several swap groups that I am in.
I am fairly new to journal or album making so thought I would start with something small for the Mini Album Makers Challenge and incorporate embellishment cluster making into my album.

I used playing cards as the base for my pages which I covered with papers I had created using my Gelli plate.  I tried to coordinate my colors so the book had some continuity.  I love vintage photos so decided to feature one on each page of my album.

I glued the front and back papers to each playing card then created an embellishment cluster for each page with the focus on the vintage photo but adding in die cuts, scraps of lace and fabric, cut outs from collage sheets, old postage stamps and book pages, etc.  I stapled the clusters together and used a glue stick and white craft glue where needed to hold everything down on the page.  I joined my pages with some Tim Holtz brass book binding rings.  The front cover features a vintage photo of a girl framed with a vintage optometrist's lens and some vintage lace and buttons.