Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hi Everybody!

Well, I'm baaaaack!  I have been doing cards and cross stitch too, until I broke my left arm.  That's almost behind me and I am so excited to have some cards to show.  For those of you who are still out there, thanks for waiting.

I find that I am really into layering things and not just DP.  Acutally, I love cutting and almost creating a tole look.

I stamped this image on Neenah Solar White cardstock always using Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink. I use this ink like its water.  If you want to know why, look HERE.  The bugs and heart leaves were then stamped again twice.  The Lovebugs on all were painted with Twinkling H2O's Garnet and Olive Vine on all copies.

The scalloped edge around the background copy was done using The Crafter's Workshop 6X6 Template - Stitch Doodle Dot. 

The heart leaves were cut out and mounted on the ground copy using pop dots.  The Love Bugs were then prepared to be mounted.  If you look at each you will see some White Pearl Antennae.  Those are Flower Stamen used by cake decorators.  I bought mine from Golda' Kitchen online.  She had the best selection of sizes and colors too, and shipping was resonable.  I bought micro and small.  You are looking at the micro here.  They were curled around a think croched hook and then mounted to the back using scotch tape.  Then the bug was mounted to the leaves, etc.

The dots on the backs of the Lovebugs were done with Ranger Liquid Pearls White Opal.  I wanted the spots to have diminesion like the pearls, so Rangers Glossy Accents was used first.  Then the sparkles were done by sprinkling lightly with Deco Art Glamour Dust.  All Love Bugs were mounted with Pop Dots.

The ribbon is May Arts, done with the Bow Easy, and mounted with glue dots.  The Stick Pin is from the Making Memories Mistletoe Deco Pins.  A white freshwater pearl and crystal round bead were added too.

The tag is from Spellbinders round die set.  I edged it with Brilliance Galaxy Gold using a Niji Waterbrush, wrote the words with a Galaxy Glitter pen, added some Glossy Accents, and added some of the Glamour Dust to that.  It was moutned with pop dots too.

And that wasn't enough.  I needed the inside for the card and the envy, both shown below.  I actually made the envelope so there would be room for the bow and it wouldn't be smooshed.  I used some Neenah Solar White text weight paper for it.  LOLOL


Stamps:  Impression-Obsession - Love Bugs (Red Rubber Stamp) Can also be purchased in Clear
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb. cardstock,
Inks:  Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Twinkling H2O's Garnet, Olive Vine
Accessories:  Rangers Liquid Pearls White Opal; Glossy Accents; Deco Art Glamour Dust; White Pearl Stamens,  Crafter's Kitchen Stitch Doodle Dot TCW131, Making Memories Mistletoe Deco Pin, white freshwater pearl and clear crystal bead. 1/16" and 1/8" pop dots.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  My email is in the upper left hand corner of the sidebar.  It's great to be back and thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!!!



craftimamma said...

Hi Shirley, So good to have you back and what a fabulous card to return with. It's stunning. Those little lovebugs are gorgeous and the envelope and insert really make the card special. Lucky person who gets this.

Sorry to hear about the arm. It could so easily have been me. I've had two tumbles this year, the first one I slipped on the snow and damaged a tendon in my knee and the second was four weeks ago when I tripped over my backdoor step and crashed into the patio table. Landed on the same knee and still can't kneel on it and blacked my right eye, Lol! Somehow managed not to break my glasses though!

As I keep being told, we'll have to take more water with 'it', Hee! Hee!

Lesley Xx

Teresa said...

SHIRLEY!!! SOOOO glad to see you back!!

You card, as always, is TOTALLY gorgeous- and your tutorial, as always, is so helpful!!

Thanks for some great inspiration!

Crafting Queen said...

Great to see you back. Sorry to hear about the broken arm, hope it's all healed now. Great card, really lovely. Hugs Anesha

Suzanne C said...

Honey I'm home!!!! Yeah!!! So glad you are back and creating! And such a lovely return. Love your card. The ladybugs are so sweet and you put them on the inside too!

Lyn S said...

Hi Shirley, great to see you back again! Sorry about your arm, hope it's all better now.

Love your card, the layers look great and those little bugs are so cute!

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Welcome Back Shirley! So glad to hear your arm is better and that you are crafting again! I have missed you! your card is beautiful as always! cn not wait to see all the rest! xxx

6 wacky women said...

WELCOME BACK....Shirley!!!
Your card is absolutely gorgeous, love the layers and how you did the inside and envelope too.

Karen x

Anonymous said...

Well hello there you! I thought you fell off the face of the earth. LOL Sorry to hear about the broken fun. Sweet card Shirley, so soft and delicate. Hope your summer is going well.

Jane Wetzel said...

hi Shirley- glad to see you back- tho I may not comment much I do try to keep up with you! :) Gorgeous card!

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JoAnn said...

Right after I subscribed to your newsletters you must have broke your arm. I was wandering what had happened to you. I'm glad your back and will be posting more inspiring projects. I love the card!!!
God Bless, JoAnn

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