Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rock Star

Here's a short post with a birthday card that I made for my rocking son-in-law(he loves all things music) using a My Favorite Things die set, Rock and Roll...
I tried to make the guitar as close to the "real thing" that I could.   I made this card die cutting the star AND guitar with shimmery paper from Papertrey Ink.  I then die cut the guitar again with wood veneer paper, twice.  The neck of the guitar I used some distress ink and made the wood paper darker, the top I left natural.  I then die cut the middle part of the guitar with white cardstock and in silver shimmer and wood paper, and filled in the holes on the white piece with the silver dots and wood rectangle...
Wanted to make strings, but couldn't think of anything small or thin enough?!  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and I thought went perfectly with the star and guitar.  The inside simply reads "happy Birthday".  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reverse Confetti April Color Challenge

It is the 16th of the month, and the Reverse Confetti Blog Color Challenge for April begins today!  Here is my card and the colors for April's challenge...
Here are the colors:
 I thought these three colors PERFECT for a bouquet of flowers, although I DID add yellow centers to the flowers!  I used the Confetti Cuts Petals n' Posies dies for my flowers and their centers.  I simply used very thin strips of green paper for the stems and cut the leaves with a circle punch(cutting from both sides to make a leaf).  I used a Spellbinder Sunflower die center for some small dots for added dimension and texture for the middles of the flowers.  The tag and sentiment are from the Reverse Confetti Beautiful Banners set.  Here is a close up of the flowers...
I have had such fun these last two months designing for Reverse Confetti with the rest of Jen's team!  Reverse Confetti is a wonderful company with some wonderful women at the helm along with a  wonderful design team!  Reverse Confetti has  amazing stamps and dies...I can hardly wait for next month's release!!  Thank you so much, Jen, for allowing me to showcase your most recent release!!
I hope you will all check out the Reverse Confetti Blog for more inspiration and to join this month's challenge!!



Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Vellum Butterflies

I LOVE butterflies!!  This new die from Simon Says Stamp has endless possibilities, and here is my first...
I die cut the butterflies from a white panel.  This die cut has the outline, the border, and the butterflies.  I put both the border and the butterflies to the side for another day, and die cut the die again with a thick piece of vellum.  I then sponged and heat set each butterfly in a different color. I adhered all of the butterflies into the openings of the die cut...so cool, because without the outline, the butterflies have a small natural border!   I gave flight to the 3 butterflies that are total, not partial butterflies...keeping all the others flat. The sentiment is from a new Simon set, Summer Garden.  Here is a close up...
I love the kind of "artsy" look of the different looks of the sponging achieved on the butterflies!  Hope your day is fantastic!! Hugs!! Lisa

New Colors at Simon!

Simon Says Stamp has released SEVEN new colors of ink and cardstock today, the collection is called Daybreak...
The colors you see at daybreak...a beautiful and handsome array of colors!!  I have made a card with 5 of the papers from this new collection...together, the beautiful grays(and I am LOVING grays these days!!!  Gray is not just for elephants anymore:)!!) soft navy and lemon chiffon go together wonderfully for a masculine card!!...
LOVE these colors!!  I used the lightest gray(Fog) for the card and full card die cut.  I layered, using 2 layers below it, and placed the various other colors in the blank chevrons.  I glossy accented the "thanks".
I hope you will check out Simon Says Stamp, with this collection, there are also matching sequins!
Thanks for spending some of your day with me!! Hugs!! Lisa