Sunday, February 15, 2015

Steampunk time!


We've gotten all kinds of weather here lately... -30C, freezing rain, snow, +2C, sun... it's enough to make a body cry! (For those who do not know, I have Fibromyalgia and changes in weather DO make our body ache)  So I've not been too creative, but intend to start up again... Just Because!

This is a card I made for a friend of mine before Christmas.  Rhea is an amazing person with a dream come true basement FULL of scrapbooking and stamping product.  If you get a chance check out her place:

I really enjoy the look of Steampunk and combined a few different companies' product to make this card.  I had just received the paper and some of the stamps/dies from Heartfelt Creations and was dying to use them (sorry for the pun!)  The steam butterfly is by Cherry Lynn, used on old Micheals shimmer cardstock.  I also used a large Gear Assembly die from Memory Box to cut out a vellum layer between the butterfly and the background. 

And voila!

And I am trying to get used to decorating the inside of cards now too!
See you next week!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Valentine Tag


I joined a local scrapbook store tag swap in January.  As mentioned before, I do like a challenge.  Scrap N Bean set up a monthly challenge using the Prima tags.  The theme for January was Valentine.

I started with the basic vintage tag.  I used part of the Magenta TCW77 stencil and sprayed Lindy's Gang Hibiscus Rose for the heart and swirl pattern.  Then I used Stencil Girls' L169 Kalbach stencil and the Tattered Rose Distress Crackle Paint for the distress texture.

Then I started stamping elements and cutting them out:
- a quote from the Stamper's Anonymous Stuff to Say CMS110 stamped on vellum
- Magenta Heart C43006J and an unknown key stamp stamped on CM paper and cut out.
Then added all these elements plus a Magenta cork heart sticker and a Valentine ticket I received in a swap.  Eyelets and staples to tie it all together.

And voila!

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