Thursday’s Design by Candice

Great job Robbie on the beautiful background (Michelle Zindorf really does some beautiful cards using that method, my favorite is Lite Up Cowboy). I’ve tried doing this method but have not had much luck, I’ll have to give this another try.

I saw this flower on another blog, and thought I would give it a shot. Kudos to the person who came up it, love the dimension it adds to the card.

1. Stamp the Big Flower from Doodle This and cut it out

2. take your bone folder and curl all the petals (on the none stamped side)

3. put a dimensional in the center of the side that is not stamped

4. start adhering the petals to the dimensional

5. stick a brad through the middle, that will help hold the petals is place.

Stamps: Doodle This and Friendship Blooms Paper: Wild Wasabi, Confetti White, and East Coast Prep DSP Ink: Wild Wasabi and Pumpkin Pie Accessories: Wild Wasabi Double-Stitched Ribbon, Fire and Ice Rhinestone Brads, and Photo Corners Punch. 😉

Wednesday’s Design by Robbie on Thursday

I have been wanting to try the brayered background technique for quite some time. MichelleZindorf creates some beautiful background using this method. When I finished the background I was not happy and thought Yuck! I decided to keep going and see how it turned out. After finishing I somewhat liked the final product. I did find out that I did not do the technique correctly. I was supposed to brayer top to bottom and I went side to side. I also don’t know if you can use yellow and blue together as you usually get green (I was very careful not to mix the 2 for fear of this). I will continue to play with this technique as I think it makes a fabulous background. I will post some more cards made using this technique so you can see my progress. 🙂 Let me know what you think.

Stamps: Terrific Tulips, Watercolor minis, Scenery Set (all retired), grass stamp from Posh Impressions Paper: White, Garden Green, Green Galore, Night of Navy Ink: Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue, Barely Banana, Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore, Garden Green, Glorious Green Accessories:brayer, dimensionals, post-it notes

Let me know what you think. Don’t forget to check back and see my progress on this technique. For you teachers out there feel free to grade me! 🙂 I would love to work towards an “A”! Thanks for looking!

Cracked UP!

Here is another project that we did at Grace’s home workshop this past Sunday. I just love the eggshell, just stamp your image onto a piece (scrap) of DSP and cut just on the outside of the line. This can be done with any stamp set that is an outline image. Thanks for stopping by. 😉

Stamps: A Good Egg Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, White, and Berry Bliss DSP Ink: Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink Accessories: Pure Color Pencils, Brads, Grosgrain Ribbon, Distressing Tool, and Clear Stardust Pen.

Color Challenge Monday – Candice

Tami at A Walk on the Mild Side challenged readers to make something using these fabulous pillows as inspiration, I just love the colors of the middle one.

My colors this week are Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, and Brocade Blue.

Stamps: Boho Backgrounds Paper: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Brocade Blue, and Vanilla Ink: Versa Mark, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, and Brocade Blue Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers, Sponges, Diamond Dust, Sticky Strip, and Stickles. On the card with the Always Artichoke I used Pearl Glimmer Mist, I like how the colors ran together. Hope you enjoy what I came up with. 😉

Color Challenge Monday – Robbie

I cannot remember who picked the colors for this week. When I looked at my colors all I could think of was a western flair. With that in mind I grabbed my Wanted set and got busy. I started out using Lauren’sSaturdaySketch. As my card progressed I could not use the other piece on the left she had included. Knowing that I modified it even more by moving the circular piece to the left and adding brads to the right corner. Hope you like it.

Robbie’s Card

Stamps: Wanted, Seeing Stars (Verve Visual – star on twill tape) Paper: Sage Shadow, Creamy Carmel, Brocade Blue, Very Vanilla Ink: Sage Shadow, Creamy Carmel, Brocade Blue, Close to Cocoa Accessories: Sage Shadow – Brocade Blue – Creamy Caramel markers, twill tape, pewter brads, scallop punch, cutter kit, crafter’s tool kit, sponges, dimensionals.