Saturday, June 22, 2013

Beautiful Bestie

I have another card using Sheri Baldy's Besties stamp for you today.

Mica-Metallic Bestie

I printed her onto Cryogen White and colored her with copics.  I fussy-cut her out.  
For the base of my card I used the gorgeous Mica/Metallic Azalea paper.  Isn't it gorgeous?

 Mica-Metallic Azelea

I used Hambly Screenprint Falling Snowflakes for the frame.  Since it's not winter right now I flipped the paper over and used the back.  Below is a photo of what the front and back of the screenprint looks like.  

Hambly screenprint

Here's the embossed screenprint.  I took a craft knife and cut out the center of the screen print so that pink mica/metallic paper would show through.  

Mica-Metallic Bestie2

I made two flowers our of Vintage Luster Text.  I added some white shine to the embossed swirls and ribbon with Stampin Up's Frost White ink.

Mica-Metallic Bestie5

Below is what the Vintage Luster looks like. yummm....  


Here's a photo that shows all the different layers of this fun card!

Mica-Metallic Bestie4

I added liquid pearls on the embossed dots, and some in the center of the small flower.  The center of the large flower is from Stampin' Up as is the button on the Bestie's headband.  

Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!  

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Asian Beauty & My Great News!

The great news that I've been holding back is finally out of the bag!  Patricia Dunbar asked me to be on her design team for the Paper Temptress!  I'm SO EXCITED!!!  Below is my first post on the Paper Temptresses Blog.  I hope you enjoy it!
My project today  is Asian inspired and I have a little tutorial for you.  This is my first post here so I hope you like it!

First up I used a Sheri Baldy digital stamp for my focal point image, isn’t she cute?  I printed her onto Cryogen White cardstock which has a bit of a shine to it.  I colored her with copics and then carefully cut her out.
Asian Beauty on CW
I used Whip Cream cardstock for the base and cut it out using Spellbinder’s Grand Labels One.  I used #3 for the outside and #1 for the cut-out on the inside.
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 Next I took a 6×6 piece of Bamboo Forest Screenprint and also cut it out using Spellbinder’s Grand Labels One.  This paper is GORGEOUS!  Notice how it shimmers and changes color in the light!  It’s also somewhat transparent as the last photo shows with the dark brown paper behind it.
bamboo forest
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bamboo forest3
I layered the card as such:  First the Whip Cream base with cut-out,next theBamboo Forest,then on top I used Brown cardstock also cut with the Spellbinder’s Grand Labels One.
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Asian Beauty4
 Here is my card once I put it all together.
Asian Beauty1
 The  reason I cut out a window in the base of the card behind the Bamboo Forest is because of how cool it looks with the light behind the top of the card.
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Dontcha just LOVE it?!  Here’s a close up of the Asian girl and of the cherry blossoms which are from Flourishes.
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Asian Beauty7
I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial.  May you have an inky weekend!

Here’s a photo I took of the Cryogen White to show the sparkles and then a photo of the image after I colored her with copics as I was cutting her out.  I hope you can see the sparkles!  The Cryogen White is super smooth which makes it an excellent cardstock for using copics on.

Cryogen White

I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
Besties Challenge - Sewing or use a button (my button is on the bow)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Fabulous Sale at Paper Temptress

Happy Memorial Day and HUGE sale at Paper Temptress!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Cryogen White Iridescent for coloring with Copics and guess what? It's on SALE!  I also LOVE the incandescent paper and Hambly Overlays and screenprints which are also on sale 60% off!  Keep scrolling to see all products on sale at the Paper Temptress!

 posted this in Designer greeting cards on May 25th,2013Happy Memorial Day to all but especially for our soldiers of today and all the soldier’s of yesterday!  Thank you for keeping us safe!  Of course Memorial Day also means great sales so let’s get right to sale!
Patriotic Paper Package 25% off  includes everything to make all the designs below:


The whole Incandescent paperline is 25% off too….the Incandescent line is GORGEOUS…it’s gorgeous finish just doesn’t show thru on a computer screen…this paperline is the main reason doors opened!


And now the best part 40% off the BASIS Paper Package which is one sheet of 20 very popular colors! WOW WOW WOW! and 50% off ALL RIBBON…that’s right ALL RIBBON IS 50% off!


The BASIS pkg of 1 or 2 sheets which contains 20 sheets of a very high quality 80# (base weight)cardstock in the most popular colors is now 40% off. I also HAVE to keep the amazing Vellum Paperline on sale for 25% off too since there is no other paperline that reflects the gorgeous colors of spring's flowers available!

Since the 4th of July is right around the corner this is also a perfect time to offer thePatriotic Variety Package @ 25% too......If that isn't enough (I know I have lost my mind LOL) the whole Incandescent line is also 25% off! The Incandescent line offers the perfect 4th of July colors in a GORGEOUS speciality finish.

Don't forget that PaperTemptress is stocking Hambly Studio's overlays and screenprints that are 60% off too! PaperTemptress is now offering many of the

Overlays and Screenprints in a 6x 6 package that can be used for cardmaking at

a great price!

PaperTemptress has chosen to offer a 10% discount instead of free shipping so everyone gets a discount with absolutely no minimum purchase amount!

Huge Sale! All Hambly Studio Products are 60% off for a limited time only! 20 sheets can be shipped for $3.30 so perfect time to stock up on the very popular Silk Screenprints! See amazing designs using overlays and screeprints here used for home decor, greeting cards, and scrapbook layouts! They are very versatile! All designed by the very talented Alison Kreft now with Webster's Pages!


Everyone has absolutely fallen in love with the Cryogen White Iridescent for coloring with Copics. This is what is said by Suzanne J. Dean, an amazing Copic instructor...."I am using Cryogen White now, love's a mix between a smooth paper & and some with tooth too---lite iridescent too, really pretty and easy to use!" Perfect reason to keep the Cryogen White on sale at 30% discount!

I'm a HUGE fan on the Paper Temptress and I have some great news coming soon to this blog but for now, check out Patricia's great sales!