Friday, July 30, 2010
It's summertime and a perfect time to spend time in the garden! I've spend the evening in a paper garden full of beautiful peonies from Tracey at Fred-She Said Digital Designs!
For this hop stop I'm using Tracey's Corner Peony, the pre-colored version. There are TEN delightfully pre-colored images. You can also color your own image, of course...but being just home from 2 days at CHA, I opted to go with the pre-colored versions! I cut the flowers out and popped them up on foam tape.
On the way home I stopped in at The Stamp Shoppe in Schofield, WI. This FUN Cuttlebug die followed me home! This is a Cuttlebug Embossing Plus die called Elegant Ellipse. It cuts, embosses and makes tiny prics all in one pass through the Big Shot machine! I fell in love...and if you keep an eye on my blog, you will see the other THREE that followed me home in posts soon!! I'm in LOVE!!
So, we're hopping!! The FSS Design Team has been busy creating and we have some lovely eye candy for you ! Please leave us some love as you wander along the bloggy trail. At each stop on your way, there will be a special word. Collect them up and there will be instructions at the end of your journey on how to enter. ...and enter you will want to do!!
The winning entry will receive $20 GC for the Fred She Said Store AND.... (AND!) ... a $20 USD Gift Certificate for CropStop so you can get that punch, or dies, inks, or embellishments you have been having you eye on :) We will receive entries until Thursday August 5th Midnight EDT.
Here is the order of Blog Hop participants in case you lose your way.
Michelle - you are here!!!
Tracey (end of your journey and blog hop entry instructions) *UPDATED LINK*
My special word: It's
Thursday, July 29, 2010
I colored my image with Copic Markers....I find that the feathering technique works really well on rounded objects. Just one of many fun ways to make the image appear to be round. Start on the edge and lift your pen up in a feathering motion as you near the center of the image.
My first embellishment is a ribbon frame. This is deceptively easy to do! I used some vintage seam binding, but you can use any ribbon you'd like. I would use ribbon that is about 1/2 inch wide, as you want it to be wide enough to be a nice *frame* for your image.
1. Cut the cuttlebugged panel to size and emboss it.
2. Decide where you want your image to be on the panel, but do not attach it. I decided to center my image on the panel.
3. Flip the panel face down and draw an an X from corner to corner.
4. Lay your image as desired over the X to determine where you want your ribbon frame to begin.
5. Using an exacto knife, cut two slits very close to each other, beginning at the corner of your image panel. You are making a narrow slit just a tad bit narrower than your ribbon. You don't want this to be too wide or you will have nasty gappage!
6. I place tape along the edges as shown in this bad photo.
8. Tie a loose knot in the center of each piece and thread them through your slits.
9. Be sure to apply them to the tape as shown in the photo above so that you have the space for your next piece to be threaded through.
10. Trim your edges and flip it over to see your completed ribbon frame! You can attach your stamped panel to the front of the card either after you've cut your slits or at the end of the card.
You will need: straight edge, pencil, SU! scallop circle punch, glue dot, exacto blade and a brad. Sorry I don't have the size handy....I'm still on my way home from CHA...but I think it's about 3/4 inch. I will update this when I get home!
2. Skipping two scallops, repeat this until you are all of the way around and have the star pattern emerge as shown in the photo below.
3. Next cut the star lines with your exacto blade as shown below. DO NOT cut them all of the way...otherwise your hearts will fall off! I only cut them down to where the brad will cover and you won't have a problem.
8. Finally, find the center of your second scalloped circle, punch a hole and then layer your flower through the hole and flatten your brad legs.
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorials today!! Be sure to check out the rest of the D2D team's blogs....it's a great day to hop and gather great ideas to use on YOUR next project!!
|Jane ~ Make Your Own Buttons Tutorial|
|Lola ~ Make Your Own Felt and Fabric Flowers Tutorial|
|Faith ~ Make Your Own Faux Prima Flowers Tutorial|
|Kathy ~ Make Your Own Chipboard Accents Tutorial|
|Debbie ~ Scalloped Punched Paper Flower Tutorial|
|Robin ~ Stitching with Beads Tutorial|
|Michelle ~ Scallop Punched Flower/Medallion Tutorial|
|Michelle ~ Ribbon Frame Tutorial|
|Sherrie ~ Make Your Own Ribbon Roses Tutorial|
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
We hope you can play along with us! As always, there are images to be one by a lucky player! Be sure to check out all of the details HERE!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
If you are not a follower over at The Rubber Cafe...you might wish to become one...I hear buzz that when they reach 100 followers there will be some fun!!
Hope you all have a great week!!!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
I really have enjoyed the Birthday Set 1. I just had to make another project with it. I made a One Sheet Box (tutorial in SCS's Resources). I colored the image again in Copic Spica Glitter Pens. I colored the frame with teal and greens. I colored the sentiment circle with BG0000. This is the perfect little package for a little birthday gifty!!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
This is a spring card that made out of Pink Pirouette cardstock. I layered a blingy Bazzil scrap under a Martha Stewart punched panel. I printed the bracket borders on green designer paper and cut it out. The celebrate circle was punched out of a piece of designer paper. I used some of Tracey's pre-colored faux foldy flowers and gems to finish the card.
If you haven't checked out the store recently, you may wish to! Tracey has new images in the store...and now that I've cleaned off my desk some, I hope to get at them!!!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Now some fun news!! Faith is introducing Delightful Rewards LOYALTY POINTS!! :)
Each $1 purchased at www.designed2delight.com/ earns you $.10 to turn into a spend on your next order. Your customer account keeps track of your points for you--all you have to do is spend them. :) Be sure to check it out!!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Happy Tuesday to you!! Our challenge this week: Happy Birthday!! We always need birthday cards on hand....so stock up a bit and play along with us!!
Our sponsor this week is Delicious Doodles if you haven't seen any of their images
you must go have a look you will not be disappointed that's for sure.
My card this week features Stitched Bloom from Designed2Delight. I used the paper piecing technique for this card...a fun and easy way to color the image with no pens! This card has no embellishements on it....my only embellishments are a wavy banner sentiment by A Muse and a faux button that I made with a flower center! Light and flat for mailing!!!
I also entered this card in the SCS Dare To Get Dirty Challenge: DTGD10DeborahLynneS
Monday, July 19, 2010
I matched this image with Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety designer paper, Prima Flowers, Pink Paislee Glitter Brad, Mark Richards Glitter Domes and SU! punches. I colored my image with Copic Markers and framed it with Nestabilities. Faux stitching finishes up the card!
I'm also entering this card in the Double Delight challenge which is to Pop It Up! My chick's head is popped up, and the wing tip is popped up. Just For You is Popped up in the frame made with the SU! Modern Label.
Thanks for double the fun!!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I colored my flowers with the Copic Airbrush. I accented my sketch with Martha Stewart Punches. You can check out another take on the sketch....here is Tesa's take!
I also entered this in SCS's Dare To Get Dirty Challenge (DTGD10Kittie747). The gold circle on my card is an envelope liner! Every little pretty piece of paper in my house has it's place on a new creation!! Fun challenge!!
Friday, July 16, 2010
I just love this yummy cuppa love! I colored the image with these Copics: YG91, E41, E47, E37, R59, and R37. I cut the image out with Nestibilities Labels 3 dies. The button is from BasicGrey and is tied with some twine I shredded. The background is an old SU! background stamp that had been navy on white. I distressed it with Tim Holtz's Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. It warmed it up and gave it a very fun look! I added Faux Stitching and photo corners to complete the look.
I'll be back soon with some more D2D cards...I'm behind on the progressive challenges....so I'll have TWO cards instead of one! Be sure you check out the challenge here...it's a ton of fun!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Hope you liked my version of this sketch...your next stop on this hop is Pam's blog. This is a circular blog hop....so the beginning is wherever you start!! And for added fun: BLOG CANDY!! (free 4×5 stamp set (Pam's choice) OR you choose 4 free digis!!) One winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess…so you’ll want to leave a comment on EVERY blog so you don’t miss out! It’s like a treasure hunt inside a blog hop! Be sure to check Pam's blog out to see if you are the winner!! Enjoy! :)
MORE BLOG CANDY: Also be sure to check out Shelley's awesome anniversary candy when you get to her blog...it's worth a few cavities!!! ;) YUM!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
For this card I was playing clean off my desk and found this Paisley background stamped panel. I tore it in half and layered it on a piece of kraft cardstock that I stamped with SU!'s Linen background stamp in Tim Holtz's Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. The Copic Markers I used are below. I added a touch of black Spica Glitter Pen on the black feathers!
Our sponsor this week is Bella Design Studio who are offering 3 digi images of the winners choice. Daphne has some adorable images and she let me choose a few to play with for this challenge.
Lora is our hostess this week and she offered us up a fun sketch! I paired the image with Copic Markers and Art Institute Glitters. Martha Stewart punches and glittery Doodlebug brads. The cupcake buttons are from Archivers and perfectly match the image! The background is an old SU! background stamp that I had stamped up in my stash. It was my inspiration for this card!
Hope she makes you grin....she makes me grin!!
Copic Markers: E44, E43, E42 (dress) E00, E02 (skin) E35, YR24, YR23,Y21 (hair) RV21
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I added a touch of distressing around the image and popped up the dragonfly panel on foam tape. I used SU!'s Top Note Die which has been run through Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and then glittered the outer edge. Happy Birthday and the punches are also SU!