Thursday, July 31, 2014

Snowman Ornament by Fran


Today I am sharing a Christmas Tree ornament.  You know how you start thinking about Christmas in July to try to get a head start on things.  And I like to make small gifts to hang on the Christmas Tree for my family.


I used a Magnolia snowman stamp from my stash.  I stamped it on an oval shape card stock and colored it with my Inktense Paint pencils and my Dove pen applicator.  The star on top his head was colored in yellow gold and then I applied Glossy Accents for a neat dimension.  Behind the snowman are tiny stickle dots using Star Dust.  I placed three rows of iridescent sequins on the bottom portion of the snowman to give it a snowy look.  Behind the snowman panel is a snowflake embossed oval panel.  And behind the embossed panel (larger of the three) has snowflakes around the border and colored with Broken China Distress Ink (very lightly).  Every other snowflake has a Clear Rhinestone in the center.  (The snowflakes were punched using a Martha Stewart punch).  The hanging hook is made from snowflake printed ribbon.  Attached using Glossy Accents for a strong hold.  Two of the oval layers are popped up using dimensional adhesive.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Glitter Balloon Card



I made a set of glitter balloon cards to give to my sister.  I used Glitter Cardstock Stack by DCWV called Glitzy.  It comes with very vibrant colors.  And it cuts like butter.  The sentiment was cut using a die.  The balloon string is pink and white twine and glued in place.  The card was so easy to make using a curved shaped die to get a nice balloon edge effect.  So simple and yet perfect for making a quick birthday card when one is needed in a hurry!


Monday, July 14, 2014

Just A Note To Say….by Fran


I tried a new technique (for me) on my card.  I’ve been wanting to use embossing paste for a while now and thought this was as good as time as any.  I used a stencil called Garden Whimsy Branch by Memory Box.  And the embossing paste is by Studio 490. 



Details:  All papers used are from my stash.  I used water color paper for my embossed background.  Once the embossing paste dried I colored the leaves using Distress Ink Pad in Mowed Lawn (my favorite green color).  In between the card base and the embossing layer is a layer of green card stock that matched the mowed lawn.  I wrapped a vellum band around the card and placed a label created on my Silhouette using the Print and Cut feature.  Inside I stenciled a smaller branch in mowed lawn and used the silhouette to cut out the sentiment “Hello”.

I thought it would be hard using embossing paste but it only took me two tries to get the look I wanted.  I plan to use this technique more often.

Pull out your stencils and embossing paste and have some fun with it.  So what if you don’t get it the first time.  You know it takes practice to do a new technique.  Once you get the look you are after then the rest is easy.  And I would love if you share your embossing paste technique with the Cutters Creek Online Group.


Items used to create my card:


Summer Seasonal Distress Ink Pads

Card Stock

Dimensional Adhesive


If there are any products I used that are not currently sold on the Cutters Creek Online Store you can contact Kim Bush to see if she can special order it for you.



Thursday, July 10, 2014

Birthday Beauty by Fran



I made this Birthday card for my surrogate daughter.  She has a special place in my heart.  The digital image is by Redonkulous Designs called Birthday Beauty.  She was colored using Promarkers.  The papers are by Echo Park called A Walk in The Park.  And the card base is Neenah 80# Card Stock (McMahon Five Designs).  Plus there is a hint of shimmer using Clear glitter by Wink of Stella.