Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day- Card and Owl Treat bag

 This was a fun little Valentine that we made as a bonus during our February workshop.  The basecard is real red with a strip of Sending Love DSP on the side.  Diecut the right side with the Love Notes framelit.

You want to emboss with Falling Petals embossing folder but put the embossing plates from the Big Shot only to where you want the texture to go so you don't encroach on the hearts to the right.

Stamp little hearts with Sealed with Love set and diecut them out- I like the little white around the edge that offsets it from the background with this die.  Stamp Happy Valentine's day in red ink onto a Stitched Circle cut out of whisper white CS.  Layer on top of the lacy doily.   It looked a bit empty so I was playing with silver thread and cord and ftinally settled on the Sunshine Wishes thinlits dies - I used the flower looking thing because I liked the loop de-loop  of the thicker glittery shimmer paper over the thread that seemed be lost.
I was vising with Mercedes Weber on her workshop in San Jose and she gave me this adorable treat from the February Paperpumpkin kit. Details on her blog here:  http://mercedesweber.blogspot.ca/2017/02/valentine-owl.html

Now that my kids are older they are not doing Valentine swaps- where did the time go? - now I have to justify buying all the Valentine stuff -   Anyhoo,  I just loved it and I thought I should make it for my office staff who work so hard all the time.  With the kit it was super speedy although diecutting the wings with the heart die from the Love Notes framelit took the longest.

The Owl is done with Pink Pirouette CS- the body is made from the Best Badge punch with the heart that comes with the kit stamped with sentiment from same.  Love the little heart outline that fits inside the heart and the sentiment  and the heart nose is from the owl builder punch in Peekaboo Peach.  Take 3/8 inch strip and punched a bunch of hearts in a row to make assembly line style.
Googly eyes and tiny clothspins from local craft shop Beverly's. (Love my Mother in Law who gave me a gift card this year for my birthday to this store- all used up already!)  With this precut bag already with tape on it, it was really speedy once I finished all the owls-  So Sweet!  That's why Mercedes is Artisan again this year! A badge Owl.......so creative.
see my basket of owl valentine treats for my wonderful staff.....

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Basket Bunch February Project

 This is one of my February Stampin' with Lynda projects.
Using whisper white as base, then daffodil delight embossed with Sparkle EF.  Stamp the grass with Mint Macaron and add a layer of In color DSP.  Diecut the basket from Sahara Sand and add the flower stems and the flowers. color in with watercolor pencils and blend with aqua painter to create the soft look.  color the leaves with Mint Macaron marker.  Stamp the chick legs onto the whisper white CS then use dimensionals to add a diectt chickie.  Add the rabbit with ears and bow colored in with pink pirouette marker.  Watercolor pencil the chick in daffodil and use Peach marker for the beak.

A sweet little card- the sentiment "have a happy day" from the Hey, Chick fits on the top corner perfect