Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Outside In Cards + Clarity Stencil Brushes

Don't you just love it when you have the best time creating a couple of cards?   I'm calling these Outside In cards.  I just made that up because I put elements that might normally be found on the outside of a card on the inside.  Also, this is the first time I used my Clarity Stencil brushes.  And I love the results!

See those hearts?  Created with a handmade stencil and a Clarity Stencil brush.  Love how they look!  I've got a video posted below to show the brush in action.

That cute puppy is from an ancient Sandy Lion set of stamps that I've had for years and never opened.  Seriously. Had it forever.  So cute.  Why did I not use it???  Oh, well... using it now!

Here you can see the Outside In part of the card.  Kind of fun and made me smile!  Created a larger heart stencil for that one.

You know I love sweet and cute!  This card hits all my buttons.  And I finally used one of my vintage candles. 

Here's the Outside In part.  Adorable birthday pups!  If you like them, you can download them below.

I created some circle stencils of various sizes with a die and punches.  You can see one of the Clarity Stencil brushes there.  I've used stencil brushes that you pounce in the color.  This is brushed on, so you get that beautiful gradient look in the color.  

You can see in this video how I used the brush:

Download Birthday Pups HERE.

Dropbox seems to work differently for different people.  Either right click and save when image appears or click the download button in the top right corner.  If neither method works, email me and I'll send the files to you.

So glad you stopped by!  Happy Creating!

Monday, May 22, 2017

"Easy as Pie" Shaker Card

You may be able to tell that I've been scrounging around in my old paper stacks.  I'm trying to tame the beast - my paper stacks look like hoarder territory.  So far, I've chopped a bunch of it into 6x6 and recycled extras of anything that I don't just love.  At first, it was almost like cutting off my arm, but it's gotten easier!  This is some old Basic Grey (I think). 

It was fun to go through all the 6x6 pieces to see what would work with this adorable girl and her kitties (you can download her below).  Once I settled on the old Basic Grey, I created the easiest shaker card ever. Seriously, easy as pie.  Not as easy as making pie, easy as eating pie!

All you need is a plastic bag and sequins.  I found stapling it to the cardstock was the best method for keeping it in place.  See?  Easy as (eating) pie - just not as tasty!

Download Darling Girl with Kitties HERE.

Have you got (hoarded) some old paper?  Drag it out and make something cute!  

Monday, May 15, 2017

Unicorn Pull Tab Slide Out Card

Unicorns are adorable!  Seriously, there are a lot of cute ones out there.  You might remember I gave Louisa a stuffed unicorn for Christmas with a unicorn snow globe tag tied around its neck.  You can see it HERE.

Well, take a look at what showed up on Louisa's doorstep in April!  I found this very cool, very giant unicorn HERE.  Just in case you want to know!

Well, a cool, giant unicorn deserves a very cool, giant (oops, not-so-giant) card.  So...I created this pull tab slide out card for the occasion.   Absolutely fun, from the watercolor to the adorable unicorns, to the pull tab, to the back:

Yeah, the back is fun, too!

You can watch the video on how to make this cool, not-so-giant Pull Tab Slide Out card below:

What do you think?  Would you like to make a cool, not-so-giant Pull Tab Slide Out card?  You'll have fun if you do!

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