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Friday, March 27, 2015

Zentangle Workshop!

Zentangle Workshop at The Stamp Shoppe in Schofield WI
Thursday April 2 - 1:00 to 3:30 PM
Learn to new Zentangle patterns to use on your greeting cards!
** preregistration is required. Call 715-355-6735
These  cards are done using Dreamweaver stencils and a black micron pen.  The patterns we will be working on are:

Telis
Four Corners Variation
Cracked
Crux
Daggerly

These Zentangle-inspired cards are such fun to make and they are easier than they look.  We will break down the steps and create these cards together!  Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Get Well Bouquet

What a great image for spring...and for a pick-me-up sort of card.  These images are found in The Rubber Cafe's  Spring is Here Creative Cafe Kit's Wishing You Well Add-On Stamp Set.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and then distressed the edge of the panel for some dimension.

I added some faux stitching around the edge of this card with a white gel pen.  The felt flowers are included in the kit as well as the fun green fiber.

Supplies:
Spring is Here Creative Cafe Kit and Wishing You Well Add-On Stamp Set.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Welcome Spring!

Welcome Spring!  So excited that spring comes this week!  Loved making this card with supplies from The Rubber Cafe's Spring Is Here Creative Cafe Kit! 

I colored the cute chick image and fussy cut it as well as some flower motifs from the designer paper collection.  I created mats for all of my designer paper panels with Scor-tape and Limeade Green You're So Fine Glitter.  I love that the glitter is a perfect match for the fiber included in this kit!

I popped the the chick and the sentiment up on foam dots for dimension.

Supplies:
Spring Is Here Creative Cafe Kit!
Scor-tape
Limeade Green You're So Fine Glitter

Thursday, March 19, 2015

My Favorite Weather...

Not sure the puddles are a mother's favorite thing....but I have a daughter who loves to go in over her boots!  There is a little hooting and hollering involved since there are still some ice chunks in some of our puddles....but she would tell you it is worth it all!

Today's card for The Rubber Cafe features the Spring Is Here Creative Cafe Kit.  I used the Add-On stamp set Wishing You Well.  I stamped my images with Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry. I fussy cut the raindrop, cloud and flower elements from the paper collection.  I also fussy cut the boots and popped them up on foam tape to add some dimension.

I couldn't make a card without glitter, so I used Scor-tape and Blue Skies You're So Fine Glitter to frame my card and I added Scrap Happy Sheer Glue with a detailing tip to the raindrops to add some as well.

Supplies:
Spring Is Here Creative Cafe Kit
Add-On stamp set Wishing You Well
Foam Tape
Scor-tape
Blue Skies You're So Fine Glitter
Scrap Happy Sheer Glue
Detailing Tip

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

You're Egg-stra Special!

I just had to break out the White Socks Funky Flock on this bunny!  It is the perfect foil for the shimmery fiber that is included in the Spring Is Here Creative Cafe Kit.  I colored the images with Copic markers and then fussy cut them out.  Some are popped up on foam tape for dimension, however the bunny is attached to the card flat behind my fiber grass.  I added a touch of faux stitching to finish my card.

Supplies:
Spring Is Here Creative Cafe Kit.
White Socks Funky Flock 
Scrap Happy Sheer Glue
Foam Tape

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Daisy Days...

Sorry for a bit of an unintentional break...my mind has been scattered as my son headed to Solo and Ensemble over the weekend and other things kept popping up.  This little lady made it onto the Prickley Pear blog on Monday, but not here. 

HH0157 Penny is colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut.  She is popped up on foam tape over a Cheery Lynn die.  I did a touch of paper embroidery to frame this card and tied a soft seam binding bow to ground everything. 

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

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