Memory Box has started a new Project of the Month that I've chosen to participate in. And here's the first one . . .
Deb and Dianne will be doing "Make & Takes" using Memory Box dies and card stock from February 1 thru February 14 (except Saturday, Feb. 4). The cost is $1 for each 'Make & Take'; OR a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank barrel for each "Make & Take". Come in anytime during those days except for Saturday, February 4, which is our Recycled Rubber Saturday.
Look at this last-minute project using Shimmer Sheetz by Els at Elizabeth Craft Designs . . . how much fun would this be to make! I see this in our future at Art 'n Soul!
|by Els for Elizabeth Craft Designs|
From Karen Lockhart's website . . .
From Outlines Rubber Stamp Company . . .
Cards by Jenny Gropp
All of these cards feature printed-paper from Bo Bunny’s: Smoochable 6x6 paper pad.
All images are stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Natural White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
H-911 Sparkle Love
|Stamp the image on Neenah Classic Natural White (ivory) using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.|
I colored the image using Copic Markers. I tried to choose colors that were a close match to the paper.Copic Markers:
YG 11, 17
V 12, 15, 17
R 81,83, 85
|After coloring, I added a small brown mat to the image.|
I used a piercer and a template to add piercings in each corner.
|I wanted the stripes to be going vertically and horizontally for the next layer.|
I added this layer first, cutting it right to the brown edge on the right and left side.
You can see here, how I turned the paper to align the stripes in a different direction.
I did the same on the left side.
Create the card base as shown, using brown card stock.
I lined the inside with ivory card stock.
The front flap is about two inches shy of the back flap when it is closed.
|I used foam tape to adhere the image to the front flap.|
I used Ultimate Glue to add a green button along the side.
|I used Ultimate Glue again to add a fluffy bow on top of the button.|
It dries clear, so no worries if a little glue peeks out.
|I used Viva Pearl Pens (Green and Violet) to add pearl embellishments.|
|Using Picksey Pick Ups and Glossy Accents, I added a little sparkle to the dragonfly wings.|
Clear Crystals - Size 7
|Here is the finished card.|
You can see the image overlaps the front flap of the card.
H-917 Heart Vine
B-1055 Script Love You
|Stamp the images on Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.|
Stamp extra heart pieces using printed-paper from the pad and two of them on Neenah paper to be colored.
You can see the Copics that I used to color the heart vine.Copic Markers:
YG 11, 17
V 12, 15, 17
R 81,83, 85
|Create the card base with folded ivory card stock.|
Add strips of printed-paper on the left and right side.
Cut out the heart vine flowing along the curves of the stamp on the right and left side.
|Add the image to the front of the card, popping it up with foam tape.|
Add a band of ribbon and bow to the left side of the card.
|Add the additional hearts, using foam tape for dimension under some of the layers.|
|Use Viva Pearl Pens to embellish the image.|
Pearl Pens – Cream, Green and Lilac.
Use Picksey Pick Ups and add a few Light Rose Crystals to the flower centers.
|Stamp the sentiment along the edge of a strip of printed-paper and add it to the inside of the card.|
|Here is a picture of the finished card.|
H-1006 Hanging Heart
|Use the Spellbinder’s Grand Labels 23 to create the card base.|
Cutting the folded piece of paper by keeping the fold line just shy of the cut line on the die.
Using the same size die, cut a piece of the paisley paper.
|Adhere the paisley layer on to the card front.|
Stamp the image and cut it out using a smaller die.
Use a Copic to add the brown edging.
I also airbrushed the pink color.Copic Markers:
|Stamp additional heart pieces and cut out different sizes of the heart layers.|
Here are the Copic Markers that I used to color the image.
Again, I chose colors based on the colors in the printed papers.Copic Markers:
YG 11, 17
V 12, 15
|Add the heart layers, some flat and some popped up using foam tape.|
|I added AB Crystals (Size 7) around the heart edge.|
|Additional embellishing with Viva Pens:|
Glassy Effects on the flower center.
Green small pearls along the vine.
In the center of the flowers I used the Glass Effects Pen to add a clear glaze.
Lilac and Cream Pearl Pens for the Hearts.
|I added a bow and a ribbon band in the opposite corner to finish the card. |