Saturday, July 30, 2011

Christmas in July

Still on vacation but wanted to post this 3D ornament I made here this past week. I only had this one hexagon-shaped Magenta stamp (C14117-P) with me here and a limited amount of supplies; colored pencils, white cardstock, glitter and glue. I did manage to find a gold leafing pen and this red crystal at a store in town that adds a lot to this design. I started by stamping the image four times and coloring them with colored pencils. I cut two of the images out in the hexagon shape, leaving a border around the images to add the gold leaf border. The other two images were cut just using the center flower. I added glitter to the petals of the flowers that I left mostly white. I took a piece of white thread that I colored gold and threaded the red crystal onto it. I then glued five of the sides together of the main two images, with the thread between them, and once dried, stuffed with some tissue to give it some dimension. I then glued the final side shut and adhered the two flower images on either side of the ornament. TFL!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #46

Well, it's Jill Foster's last week at CASE Study Challenge blog and I thought I would submit one more card. I found this week difficult since I'm on vacation and working with very limited supplies. Below is my take on Jill's lovely card above.

I started coloring some white cardstock with Distress Inks in reds, yellows, and blues. I then punched out the cosmos flowers with a Martha Stewart punch. I adhered the flowers with pop dots to a white card that I had previously embossed with a Cuttlebug swiss dot folder. In the center of the flowers I glued a small black glass bead. I trimmed the card down a bit and with the leftover piece I cut a small banner for the Paper Trey sentiment which I stamped in black ink. I cut a thin strip of black cardstock to go beneath the sentiment which I pop-dotted and adhered to the card. TFL!