Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A picture of our new house!


Just some Crafty Secrets goodness here! I made a crepe paper flower, then added some die cut flowers, a large Prima and a Bazzill flower and sewed them all together with a button. I use a Sizzix die to cut my pattern tissue flowers, and I do about a dozen layers at a time. They are fun and quick to make, and I use them on almost every card. For a little extra sparkle, I added Gold Stickles throughout the card. The card base is just a piece of Crafty Secrets Pastel Pad paper folded in half, so this card is 6x6. The main image is from Creative Scraps-Garden, I added a making memories rubon. I love the way rubons show so well on top of other stuff. Sometimes I feel that a stamped image won't have quite the impact, or show well enough on a printed or distressed surface. That's when I pull out a rubon. If you have rubons and don't use them, I suggest you get them out and use them, as they do go bad. I had to throw away an entire package of Basic Gray rubons once. I never buy them on sale. The savings is not worth the trouble of trying to get them to lay donw right, or even worse, scrap them off when you only got part of the rubon down.


This one's all Unity, and some DP I don't know about. The maker strip is gone, but the colors are cool, and I followed them for the card. I made this for a Unity challenge. When I went to upload it, I read the challenge more carefully and discovered that it was a MONOCHROMATIC challenge. Oh, well, I still love the card. It's not my usual style, but I had a lot of fun with it, and was pleased with the way it turned out. I colored the images with markers and reinkers, after embossing them with VersaFine Onyx and Crystal Clear ep. I did a litlle sewing, a little punching, a scrap of ric rac and a button. There is Angel Dust Art Glitter on the cloud, and Aqua Stickles on some of the green parts of the images. Not as sparkly as usual, but sparkly enough to keep me happy! The base of this card is Leapfrog Green Mono #4 Bazzill Canvas. I get all my Bazzill at Creative Cuts and More.

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10 comments:

Justine said...

Both of these are Fabulouso

Кари Сол said...

Just a wonderful mashrums and sky!!!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Great cards, Carla! I'm glad you mentioned that about the rub-ons since I tend to hoard rather than use...I'll start using them now! TFS!!

~amy~ said...

cute cards...you are on fire these days sista...

Linda Beeson said...

That cloud on your card is such an adorable and clever accent!

thefrugalcrafter said...

you tease, I thought you would have a pic of your NEW house! Love the cards and the coloring on #2 is divine!

Etha said...

OMG both cards are just so beautiful! You do color!!! wow!
Can you come over for a bit and show me how to do those paper flowers, they look fabulous :)

Heather the Mooselover said...

Both cards are so nice. I especially like the blue and green with the shrooms! I love how you added the extra glitz too.

Kit said...

your blog is beautiful.

Toni said...

ooooooooooohhhhhhhhh what a gorgeous flower card ... I want to journal on that page!!! And the house, fun! I love the retro feel -- and 'shrooms right outside the door, Baby! Groovy! (hee!)