Monday, March 31, 2014

Ballerina by Fran


The Star of my card is Abi Ballerina.  She is a digital image by All Dressed Up.  Abi was colored using both Copic Markers and Promarkers.  The card base is made from 110# Solar White and measures 5-1/2” by 6-3/4” (portrait style).


Abi was colored on 110# card stock, solar white.  The mat behind Abi is water color paper. What I did was take three shades of Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, & Peacock Feathers) and rubbed the colors on my work mat.  Sprayed them with water and placed the water color paper on the distress inks.  I loved how it turned out.  Then I measured out a border to add Stickles around the edge (Dry Fine Glitter, Diamond) by Ranger.

The small frame was made using a mold and covered with Fran-tage Shaved Ice fragments by Stampendous.  I added a dashed lines using Gelly Roll Glitter Pen (stardust).  And more of the glitter pen on the TuTu and around Abi.  Remaining embellishments on the corners are sequins and pearls.  And I used Glossy Accents for my adhesive. 

There are so many neat products you can get from the Cutters Creek online store.  Stop in and look around.  And if you don’t see what you are interested in purchasing just ask Kim and she will try to get it for you.


Have a wonderful day!  Fran

Friday, March 28, 2014

Flashback Friday!


I used a cute Digital Stamp Set called Puddle Jumper.  All images and designs are original artwork created and copyrighted by © Ryan Krisher.


 Puddle Jumper JPG and PNG

Puddle Jumper Set copy


My Card


Details:  Neenah Card Stock (solar white, 80#) for card base and card front.  Polka Dot print paper from my stash.  Distress Ink Pad (shabby shutters) for shading,  Spellbinders Nestibilities Labels One and Grand Labels One.  Silhouette Portrait used to cut out card base, printed paper, rolled rose and leaves. And I also used the Print and Cut feature to cut out the image*. The image is attached using adhesive pads for dimension.   Added glitter to the card, rose, leaves and image using Wink of Stella Clear Glitter brush.  Added Glossy accents to the raindrops and umbrella finial. The go to adhesive to hold everything together was Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive. The card size is approximately 5” by 5”.

*I used the colored image in the set.

Thank you for stopping by and if you have some time please stop by the McMahon Five Designs Blog to see the other projects created by our talented Design Team.  And you just have to check out all the digital sets at the McMahon Five


Saturday, March 22, 2014

It’s Officially Spring!


I hope you’re having Spring weather where you are.  Its still cool here in Northeast Maryland but so happy its not snowing.

Today is a new release from McMahon Five Designs.  I rarely make a card where the sentiment is the focal point.  But when I saw the new Sentimental Thoughts by Imagine That!  Digis by Kris I knew right away which direction I was going.


Sentimental Thoughts


Daffodil, Poppy or Queen Anne's Lace Digi Sets






I chose this beautiful sentiment for my card.  Since I wanted the sentiment to be the focal point I kept my embellishments on the simple side.  The card base is Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80#.  All other papers and embellishments are by DCWV (The Rustic Stack). I used Sizzix dies for the sentiment labels.  The scalloped border and swirl filigrees were cut using a Silhouette Portrait. And the flowers were cut from the DCWV papers.  The gold pearls are from my stash. And the card measures 6” by 5-1/2”.

Check out more beautiful creations at the McMahon Five Designs Blog.


Thank you for stopping by and I hope my project inspired you!