Sunday, June 3, 2012

Vintage and Washi

Hi Friends,

I was able to get some new dies this past week that I've been budgeting for for quite awhile!  I was all ready with design and papers, just waiting to get my hands on these dies!

This lead card is inspired by a card I found on Pinterest (click here) by Mona.  The die used here is border die #LR0202 from Marianne Designs.

I die cut two separate boarders and attached them to a 6-3/4 x 5-1/4" card base that I scored at 1-1/4 and 5-1/2.  That gave me a standard sized gate-fold card once I attached my two border pieces.

From there, I added a background piece (Graphic 45 "A Ladies Diary" collection) on the inside and adhered Prima flowers, a Kaiser Paper Bloom flower, butterflies by Cheery Lynn Designs "DL112 Exotic Butterfly Small" and some pearly swirls by Queen and Co.

Next is card using Heartfelt Creations "Tattered Blossoms" set.
This Spellbinders set comes with 5 dies, which I left adhered to the card that they came on.  I ran the card with all 5 dies still attached to it and my DP through the my Big Shot twice, to get all the flowers cut at once.  That made for quick and easy cutting!

I sponged the cut flowers with TH Walnut Ink.  After that, it was just a matter of "stirring" them from the back side so the leaves curled up.  I turned them over, stacked them and glued the centers together. I stacked the 3 larger-sized flowers to create my big flower and the two smaller-sized flowers to create the smaller flower.  The center of the big flower is a silk flower from a bouquet I bought at HL. 

The leafy stuff is another die from Cherry Lynn Designs, #B118 "Pair of Ferns".

The stamped image in the background is Hero Arts "Timely Bird".  The pearls are Queen and Co.  The bow is made of a fiber ribbon that came in a craft package from Ten Second Studios.

Finally, this much simpler card using Washi tapes.  (I had to check out what the fuss was all about!)

I got my rolls from Queen and Co.  Just some basics, a dotted, a a striped and a plaid.  The strip with little flowers came from Creek Bank Creations.

So this card is what seems to be the "obligatory" first card everyone makes with their first new Washi tapes until they figure out what other designs to make with it.  I added a chipboard heart from Emma's Shoppe collection and embellished it with a button and some bling.

If you want to see an "expert" using Washi Tape, check out Michele Woerner's blog -- I was inspired by her creative cards using the tapes and just by coincidence this month her Washi tape card made the cover of CardMaker Mag! (Congrats to you my friend!!)  Now THATS talent!!

Many thanks for stopping by!



Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Your cards are lovely and that washi tape card is perfect! The mixture of patterns is perfection :-)

Thank you for the kind words!! Big hugs to you my friend -mwah!!

Martica Designs said...

They are all gorgeous....