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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Live. Love. Bark!

Ooh, I couldn't let one more flocking idea get away on me...for this cute card for The Rubber Cafe I flocked the  pup's footprints!  I stamped them with brown ink and then I used the Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and the Detailer Kit to add glue to each paw before flocking.  Once the glue dried, I did cut out.  I had thought about just stamping on the designer paper, but decided that on white paper the paws would pop just a bit more.  They are quick and easy to cut if you remember to turn the paper and not your scissors when you cut.

I used the heart from a prior card and distressed the edges.  My other elements are cut from the designer paper included in the kit...such a happy little collection!

The images are colored with Copic Markers and then popped up on foam tape for dimension.

Supplies:
stamps, paper, cardstock: Love The Most Wonderful Feeling Creative Cafe Kit
Funky Flock
Scrap Happy Sheer Glue
Detailer Kit

Entered in the Design Team Showcase Challenge.

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Bit o' Zen...

When I saw this image in the new Prickley Pear release I immediately thought of Zentangle.  It's been a bit since I shared a Zentangle creation on my blog....so for today, I did a frame for my feature image.

GG0209 Graphic Flower

Entered in the Design Team Showcase Challenge.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Love is a Four-Legged Word!

No flocking on my Rubber Cafe card today featuring the Love, The Most Wonderful Feeling Creative Cafe Kit.

I loved the kitties, so decided to dress them up with Copic Markers and the fussy cut the image.  I know everyone is not as nutty as I am with cutting, but I love that you can  peek between the  kitties and their tails...so fun!

I stamped the sentiment on the acetate in the kit with Stazon Ink.  I cut a heart aperture in the card by tracing a heart shaped piece of cardstock I had on hand and then cutting with a craft knife.  I hand pierced around the heart and then used embroidery floss to frame my heart and attach the acetate to my designer paper. 

The shaker pieces are from last month's kit, but there are similar sequins in the store.  The cardstock and pearl stickers are included in this month's kit.  I added a few tiny glass ball beads for a fun effect.

Supplies:
Paper,  Cardstock, Cardstock Stickers, Pearl Stickers: Love, The Most Wonderful Feeling Creative Cafe Kit
Sequins 
Love is a Four Legged Word Add On Stamp Set

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Spring Is Coming Blog Hop Day 3 ~Rockin Robin!

Welcome back!  Hope you enjoyed joining in on our Spring Is Coming Blog Hop Days 1 & 2 and are back for some more inspiration today!!!


We are blog hopping for three days to give you a great peek at the new release!  Be sure to leave comments at all of the stops along the way every day....for your chance to win a FABULOUS PRIZE!

The winner will be selected on February 22 and announced on February 23 in our Monday Inspiration post.  Good Luck!

I have a fun tutorial to share with you for a peek-a-boo shaker card.  I gave you some ideas of this a week ago, but here is the process.
Supplies:
I used a frame/card set from The Paper Cut, but you could create your own frame/card with your dies of choice.
JJ0090 Stacked Robins
EE0207 Rockin Robin
Copic Markers
Acetate (2 pieces)
Foam Tape
Scor-Tape
Birdseed ( or in a pinch I made some faux birdseed up with Poppy Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Quinoa and Mustard Seed)
Assorted Prima Flowers
Pearl Stickers
Glue Dots

Tape the acetate on with some ScorTape.  I wasn't thinking here and did the edges of the card, but I ended up covering that up with foam tape.
Not pictured, but I also added tape around the window on the front of the card and added acetate.
Here I added the foam tape, so the top of the card is popped up and the birdseed floats between the two pieces of acetate.

I added a piece of newsprint designer paper to the inside off the card so that it shows through the clear acetate shaker box.  Just be sure to write your message so that it doesn't peek out as well!

I added the birds and the flowers onto the front of the card and there you have it!

Thanks so much for hopping with us...I hope you have been inspired!

Here is the hop order for today:
Prickley Pear
Rene'
Angie
Melissa 
Rita
Heidi
Michelle - you are here!

Entered in the Design Team Showcase Challenge.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Spring Is Coming Blog Hop Day 2 ~ Fly Away!


Welcome back!  Hope you enjoyed joining in on our Spring Is Coming Blog Hop Day 1 and are back for some more inspiration today!!!


We are blog hopping for three days to give you a great peek at the new release!  Be sure to leave comments at all of the stops along the way every day....for your chance to win a FABULOUS PRIZE!

The winner will be selected on February 22 and announced on February 23 in our Monday Inspiration post.  Good Luck!

Oh, this card was so fun to make!  It is so fun when they just fall together!
I stamped the background with EE0208 5 Cent Hugs & Kisses with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
I did some paper embroidery with red embroidery floss.  The star is from some designer paper and then I did the paper embroidery border on that as well with black embroidery floss.  The white star is actually a piece of waxed paper that I used on a different technique many moons ago...I couldn't toss it, so I cut one of them out and created this embellishment from my scrap bin with a piece of cork.  Not sure if those are Tim Holtz brads or not...but they were my perfect finishing embellishment.  I tucked the sentiment from the new CLR013E Circle Set Sentiments set in there and the super-adorable HH0173 Boy with Airplane image is colored with Copic markers. 

Your Blog Hop Stops today:

Friday, February 13, 2015

Spring Is Coming Blog Hop Day 1 ~ Circle of Love!

We are Blog Hoppin with Prickely Pear Rubber Stamps today!

If you have arrived here from Renee's blog, you are right on track.  If not, you will want to start back at the beginning and hop all of the way through, leaving comments along the way for your chance to win some of the fabulous new release!

This set is called CLR013E Circles Set Sentiments.
I used four stamps from this set as well as the new D052 die.

I hand stitched some silver designer paper as well as some pink designer papers from my scrap bins.  My embellishments were some Candi dots and a few gems. The circle sentiment is popped up on foam tape.


Here is today's Hop List, Enjoy!


Thursday, February 12, 2015

You're So Pawesome!

Eeps!  I can't stop flocking these sweet little critters from The Rubber Cafe's Love, The Most Wonderful Feeling Creative Cafe Kit! 

This week I stamped the critters on white cardstock and then colored the dog brown with a copic marker. (E44)  I then covered the pup with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue using the Detailing Kit, being careful to avoid the lines of the image and added the Bow Wow Brown Flock.  I repeated the process on the kitty with White Socks Flock.  I fussy cut the image and then added a touch of to the pup's nose for a fun textural detail.

I made a border by fussy cutting one of the papers included in the kit  Added a banner and a few gems to ground my image.  I added a cardboard sticker from the kit over a ribbon as my only other embellishment.

Supplies:
Papers, Ribbon, Pearls, Cardboard Sticker, Stamps: Love, The Most Wonderful Feeling Creative Cafe Kit!
Glossy Accents 
Scrap Happy Sheer Glue
Funky Flock

Entered in the Design Team Showcase Challenge