Friday, September 30, 2011

Trust in Him

The patterned papers used are from the same
stack. I just don't remember which one.
The beaded oval by Spellbinder's
has been cut, embossed and dark brown
in was used to accent the embossing while
the paper was still in the die.

The EK Success border punch was trimmed and
added on both sides a almost a frame.

The scripture was computer generated
using Paint Shop Pro. It was then
cut out with a Spellbinder's Label.
As I am looking at the photo I am thinking that
I should have sponged the edges of the
scripture to provide continuity with the
sponging on the beaded oval.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lattice Over Texture

I really really like this Cheery Lynn Designs
lattice die cut. It has so many possibilities.

I had this idea. Now like all ideas the
execution is often leaves you with something
far more different than the vision in your head.
This one is OK. Not earth shaking, but OK.

The biggest leaves are a Spellbinders die cut.
The flowers and branches are punched from
Punch Bunch punches.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Butterfly 1

The card stocks used on this card are
light peach and white.
There is a very fine border of peach beneath
the textured layer. (done with embossing folder)

Spellbinder's beaded oval was cut and
embossed in white.
I attached the flat part of paper egg
cartons to the back to attain
the 3-D look.

The oval in the center of the
beaded oval is in peach also.
It was embossed with the Cuttlebug
Dotted Swiss folder.
I really do like the dainty dots on this folder.

The fragile flourishes are from
Cheery Lynn Designs Victorian Flourish
die. This die is a real pain to cut,
BUT look at the results. Just stunning.

Now for the butterfly.
The die is another Cheery Lynn Designs beauty.
It has been cut from highlighting foil.
This can be obtained from most beauty supplies.
Spray glue either text or card stock weight
paper and attach the thin foils.
We at Wild Women of the West Stampers
spent one whole Tuesday wading up foil,
unwading it and attaching to papers.
We all liked the texture of the crinkled foil
more than the plain shiny that it was
when we purchased it.
It is well worth the effort.
It is also considerably less expensive than
buying metallic papers.

Cheery Lynn also makes a matching solid butterfly
to put under the delicate lacy one.
In this case I used the light peach paper and
lightly sponged it with
Ranger's Distress Ink, Rusty Hinge.
The edges were also sponged again to darken
them even more.

I am very please with the end result
of this card making endeavor.

Monday, September 26, 2011

I Am The Way

Begin with a white A2 (5.50 x 4.25 inch) card base.
The next layer is a pale lavender card stock that has
been punched with one of EK Successes Martha Stewart
punch around the page punches.
The textured layer is made using an embossing folder,
the corner has been rounded to match the punched border.

The scripture was created in PSP X, cut into a rectangle and
the corners rounded. It has been mounted on the same pale
lavender card stock that was used for the punched border.
A Spellbinders Label was the die cut used.

Now medium purple shaped flowers and
a dark sage green flourish are
added as embellishments.
Half pearls were glued as the center of
the flowers.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Sympathy Card

Recently the husband of a very very special aunt died.
They had been married for 62+ years.
I wanted to do something extra special for my
dear Aunt Donna.

Rust and cream are the colors.
I used a scrapbook paper under the stamped phrase.
The frame was created with two Spellbinders dies
used at the same time and then embossed.
Rusty Hinge Distressed Ink was used
to sponge the outer and inner edges of the frame.

The Cheery Lynn butterflies are cut from
card stock that has been stippled with
Lumiere paint.
I brushed it on first and then quickly stipple dabbed
more of the same color on to remove the brush strokes.

The flowers and leaves are Punch Bunch punches.
The flowers have been shaped.
The leaves have been lightly sponged
the Rusty Hinge Distressed Ink
to tone down the green.
It also blends the whole of the card together.

The lowest cream layer has been textured
in an embossing folder.
K & Company scrapbook paper was used
under the phrase.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lattice 3

Here is a third version of the lattice card.
I really was not to sure about using a white lattice,
but over the pale green it is stunning.
The lattice is a die cut by
Cheery Lynn Designs.
The punches are from various companies,
mostly Punch Bunch.
The punched flowers have been shaped
as described in my post for Lattice 1.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lattice 2

Another beautiful lattice design.  
This Cheery Lynn Designs lattice die
is so much fun.
This is a medium brown lattice over
a pale green.
The flowers are several shades of pink
with a kelly green fern looking leaf punch.
My goal was to make it look 
like a trellis with a flowering vine
winding it's way up the card.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lattice 1

Isn't this lattice just stunning?  This is
the very first card I made with
Cheery Lynn Designs Lattice.
It has been die cut using medium brown
card stock.  A soft yellow scrapbook
paper covers the card front with the
perfect A2 size lattice attached over the yellow.
The punched flowers are from various punches,
all from Punch Bunch.
The large leaves are a 
Spellbinders die.

The flowers are shaped.
Here is how-
1. punch out the flower with your choice of card stock
2. place the flower on a mouse pad or thick craft foam
3. gently rub the flower with a large stylus until it cups around the tool
4. turn the cupped flower over and use a smaller stylus to press in the center.

This is an easy technique, time consuming if you want a lot of 
flowers, but the results are impressive.
I have even shaped larger leaves, butterflies and dragonflies.
I don't see why you couldn't try this with any punched 
or die cut piece of card stock.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


 The background paper has a geometric appearance.
It really had me puzzled for a while.
Then I went to Maria's in Commerce City CO.
For those of you who don't know about Album Memories
or It's Cheaper Than Therapy, this is
the ultimate die cut store.  Check out
You may also find them at a stamp or scrapbook
convention in your area.  She has more Sizzix dies
than anyone I know of.  (and better prices too!)
 The plaid looking texture is from a Sizzix folder.  It
came as a set.  A Christmas set I might add.
The other folder is snow flakes.
I bought it for the plaid. 
 I also tried this plaid folder on some green stripe
scrapbook paper.  By brayering over the
top of the finished resulted with dark brown ink, the plaid really popped.
 The have a heart and special card phrases are stamps,
the remaining phrases are computer generated using
Paint Shop Pro X.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Black and White

 The scripture for these cards was done in 
Paint Shop Pro X by me.
The black and white papers come
from a stack called Formal Affair
by scrapworks.
It may  not even be available now
as I bought it at least 5 years ago.
 The punched border is an EK Success border punch.
There is ribbon on each card.
Note that each piece of white paper
has a narrow black border.
I use Perfect Layers rulers to get those
perfect narrow borders.
Spellbinders is the maker of all the dies used on 
these cards.