Saturday, July 30, 2016

Happy 65 - Sunflowers - How Old Would

Another of my friends is having a 65th birthday and I thought I would use a couple of Suzanne newest digital files "Flourished Happy Birthday" and "Flourished 65" and I paired it up with the "Sunflowers" all of them available on the Silhouette onLine store.
This is what the files look like:

I opened the "Happy Birthday" Silhouette file in Sure Cuts A Lot software . Ungrouped the words and hid the word "Birthday". Opened the "Flourished 65" and moved it into a pleasing arrangement with the Happy., selected all and enlarged it to about 4.75" square. Welded everything and cut from cream toned cardstock. Inked it with Versamark and embossed with Pearlescent embossing powder. Also cut a shadow layer and painted it with Distress acrylic dauber "Walnut Stain". Adhered both together.

Opened the "sunflower", adding another flower image, cut from the cream toned cardstock. Painted with the acrylic daubers "Mustard Seed" for the flower, Walnut Stain for the flower center and "Mowed Lawn" for the leaves and stem. assembled the flowers and added glue to the centers adhering some "Nut Brown" Flower Soft .

Side folded my forest green toned Bazzill Monochromatic card. Adhered a piece of dark green/gold variegated ribbon, then my word and flower elements,

On the inside: Stamped the quote ("How Old Would You Be...") using Distress Picket Fence and embossing with Emerald Creek "Glacier White" embossing powder.

Masked the quote and stamped the daisy/sunflower (Stampendous "Jumbo Daisy") using Archival "Saffron" and embossing with a bright yellow embossing powder. Added color using Prisma colored pencils in a yellow and orange. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Flourished Numbers!

This week over on the Silhouette Design Store, I've added some flourished numbers. They're ready to cut and perfect for anniversaries and birthdays!  Here is the full set of numbers which are all available now HERE.
These started with a request from The Fairbank Calligraphy Society in Victoria, BC for number forty designs for the 40th anniversary of their guild.  I had this idea in my head for a couple of weeks.  It finally leaked out onto paper, which then became a video!
I think these would make perfect additions to your cards and scrapbook pages - and I'm going to have to make a cake-topper some day soon!
The card is made from:
20 - flourished icon (enlarged to 2.75")
A Way With Words Happy Anniversary
Kaisercraft Mermaid Tales
Core'dinations Poseidon cardstock 
Happy cutting!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Daisy Rosettes - Sunflower

Yogi here today with using one of the newest digital files created by Suzanne "Daisy Rosettes" available on the Silhouette onLine store. Just because it says daisy doesn't mean it has to stay a daisy... Since I painted mine a bright yellow it became a "Sunflower" BIG GRIN

I'm also using the "Sunflower" electronic file for the word. 

These are what the files look like:


Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

I side folded my white card (5.5"w x 4.25"h). Embossed it with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Flower Mosaic" embossing folder.

eCut the
Daisy Rosettes leaving the same size as the file,and cut from white cardstock, then used a Distress acrylic dauber "Mustard Seed" to color the petals and the larger circle while still on my mat. I just swiped my dauber across the paper without pouncing it. Allowed it to dry for a minute and removed all from mat and folded along the score lines. Adhered the ends together. Applied a good amount of glue to the large painted yellow circle, then pressed the rosette down and held for a minute to allow it to adhered. Placed a flat object on the rosette while it continued to cure.

Colored the smaller circle with a brown marker, applied a bunch of glue and adhered Flower Soft "Nut Brown" all over the circle. Allowed to dry then adhered to sunflower. Adhered flowers to card front.

eCut the "
Sunflower" word and also a shadow layer from white cardstock. Painted the top portion with the mustard seed, dried, applied Versamark and embossed with "Yellow" embossing powder.

Painted the shadow layer with Distress "Ground Espresso", dried and adhered both layers together, then on to card front.


On the inside: Stamped the top border of butterflies & the bottom lace border (Darice "JCS172" 8pce set) leaving a space for the ribbon, using Distress "Fossilized Amber" and clear embossed.

Adhered the yellow gauze ribbon.

Dry embossed the words (Sizzix "Butterfly Migration" 4 pce set) on white cardstock, trimmed down, used a corner rounder and hit the high points with "Scattered Straw" direct to paper. Sponged around the edges with a yellow sponge. Adhered to inside.

Cut off some yellow petal flowers from a piece of floral ribbon and adhered on either side of words.

Monday, July 11, 2016

It's Summer Fun Rosette Week!

Here is a fun party decoration - or use it as a dimensional scrapbook or card embellishment - or make it into a lapel badge! I've also thrown in some brush lettering for your summer creations!
All these are available for download on the Silhouette Online Store today.

Using the Cameo to make these rosettes is a snap.  No measuring or cutting or scoring. Just cut and you're ready to go.  The hardest part will be deciding which papers to use!
I've created a basic rosette with a large scalloped base and paper button accent, a basic scalloped edge rosette, a double rosette, a heart-edge rosette (do this in pastels for a wedding or hold onto the idea till Valentine's Day) and a daisy rosette. 
I would have made the daisy in traditional white, but all my designs have to be on a white background for Silhouette, so you would have only seen the center! The petals are not scored all the way to the tips so you can curl the tips to make the flower more interesting. 

General Instructions:
Cut all elements in the colour of your choice. If possible, cut the base circle (the largest circle in the file) out of heavier cardstock. This will keep your rosette from buckling when it’s assembled. It’s important to use strong glues when you make these as the outer edges of the rosettes are under quite a bit of tension.

Accordion fold the rosette with your fingers and attach the ends together so that you maintain the Mountain-Valley-Mountain folds continuously around the ring. Press the accordion folded ring flat on your work surface. This might take a little practice and patience! Adhere the largest (base) circle to the flattened rosette. It doesn’t have to be perfectly in the middle, just make sure it doesn’t show from the top. Add the top embellishment and you’re good to go!
Happy Creating!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Feather & Holly Card - Remember die - Christmas Is The Day

Yogi here today with a Christmas card... I LOVE this Feather and Holly Silhouette file from Suzanne.

I'm using one of the NEWEST "A Way With Words" dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs ("Remember") (also available on Quietfire Design HERE).

I'm also using a quote stamp on the inside from Quietfire Design 

("Christmas is the Day..." 9pce set); eCut ("Feather & Holly card")

Scored and folded my cream toned cardstock.

Place my feather and holly card on my mat. Ungrouped everything and set the card base to the side. Gathered all my feather and holly elements and increased the height of the feather to 6".  eCut everything from white cardstock.

Scored vein lines in the holly leaves and hit them direct to paper with Distress "Crushed Olive" then a bit more lightly with "Mowed Lawn".

Direct to paper with "Antique Linen" on the feather, then scored lines for the feather details. Went over the feather again with "Aged Mahogany" and then with a bit of "Fired Brick".

The berries I inked with "Candied Apple and embossed with UTEE twice. Adhered them to the white under layer. Added dots of Liquid Pearls "White Opal" to the white areas.

Layered two pieces of Ruche cardstock leaving a 1/4" border all around. Adhered a piece of gold ribbon, then adhered my feather & holly elements, then all of that to the card front.

Die cut the word
"Remember" (also available from Quietfire Design HERE) from cream toned cardstock, inked with Versamark and embossed with Distress "Antique Linen". Die cut another word from the red Ruche and adhered both together slightly off set, then on to card front.

On the inside: stamped the holly detail (Flourishes "Naturally Merry") inking the stamp with the mowed lawn and the berries with the candied apple, misted with water, stamped and clear embossed.

Stamped the quote with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Butterfly Flourish Frame Card - Elizabeth Craft Designs die Dream - And the Day Came

Yogi here today with a fun card. I've been playing with Tim's "Faux Marble" technique, and it had such a nice summer feel to it. I then was thinking about those butterfly cards Suzanne recently uploaded to the Silhouette onLine store and decided to put the 2 together... Here's how

I'm using an A Way With Words die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Dream" also available on Quietfire Design HERE

I'm using a quote & sentiment stamps  from Quietfire Design  

I opened the Silhouette file ( HERE )  in Sure Cuts A Lot software. Altered the size to 7"w x 10"h. I only used the frame/card portion cutting it once for my main card from white cardstock,  then moving most of it off my mat and cut again to get the butterflies. Used my scissors to separate the butterflies from the frame.

For the inside: I then moved it of my mat to only get the frame/butterflies portion of the card, flipping it over to get the butterfly on the left side and then cut.  Trimmed off the excess frame following the contours of the design.

Masked off the border and inked the flourish/butterfly with Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with Emerald Creek Hot Stuff "Oil Rubber Bronze" embossing powder.

Applied glue to the large butterfly and sprinkled with Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter "Java Bean" for the body and "Warm Highlights" for the wings.

Inked the small butterfly with Distress "Antique Linen", applied glue and sprinkled with the warm highlights.

Sponged various colors of Distress on the frame ("Broken China", "Mustard Seed", "Picked Raspberry", "Peacock Feathers") masking off the butterfly flourish, applied a generous coat of Distress Crackle Medium and set aside to dry. Sponged "Ground Espresso" all over.

The under layer is part of the Tim Holtz "Faux Marble" technique done on white cardstock using acrylic daubers on a craft sheet, misting with water (I used Perfect Pearls "Perfect Pearls" mist) and swishing your cardstock through the wet paint, misting with more water, tilting etc to achieve the marble look. This background was done as a 2nd generation through the paint.. Dried and adhered to frame. Trimmed off the excess. Adhered the glittered butterflies by the bodies only.

Stamped the quote using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Die cut the word "Dream" from cream toned cardstock, sponged with "Spun Sugar" and clear embossed. Adhered to frame.
On the inside, I adhered a piece of scrapbook paper that matched my colors.

Sponged some of the colors from the front to my butterflies and clear embossed. Carefully inked the rest of the flourishes with the brown and embossed with the bronze. Adhered to inside.

Added the lace trim to the borders.

Stamped the sentiments (Happy Birthday; My Friend") with the black and clear embossed.

Final touch added the amber rhinestones to the large butterfly.