Friday, February 24, 2017

Cheery Lynn Hello

Hi, I'm back today with a new card that uses only a few dies.  I used distress ink to color paper in shades of blue before cutting out the feathers and background.  The hello die from the Bohemian Word Set was covered in frantage gold embossing powder.  

This was a simple and relatively quick card to make but I waited to put it together until the ink dried.  I could have used a heat tool but I tend to cut and then color and I wasn't sure if coloring first and heating would cause the paper to warp so I let it dry naturally.

Even with the variegated color you can really see the gorgeous detail on these leaves.  The leaves were secured to the card with double sided foam tape for added dimension.  

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Hugs, Jenny

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Cheery Lynn Blue & Gold

Hi crafty friends!  It's Jenny here today sharing a centerpiece project I made using Cheery Lynn dies. All of my school-aged children are in scouting and the big cub scout anniversary dinner blue & gold is typically held around February in our pack.  I am helping out this year by creating centerpieces.  

The theme of this year's dinner is Western and I thought the new Mandela Doily die looked similar to designs I've seen on bandanas.  These centerpieces are essentially card toppers or simple lollipop cards.  I taped skewers to the backs of each and then finished the backs by gluing another piece of card stock, sandwiching the skewer in the middle.  I added sand to the bottoms of mason jars so the skewers would stay positioned in the direction I wanted. 

Before assembling, I used a makeup sponge and distress ink to age the edges with a little ink.  The distressing helped tie the blue and gold colors with the western theme.  After I adhered the skewers to the stars, I thought they'd be great done in pink for a girl's birthday and could double as wands.  

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today and Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Cheery Lynn Paisley Love

Hi everyone!  Jenny here today sharing a card using dies from Cheery Lynn's latest release.  I cut the white background with the Paisley Frame and adhered a patterned paper to the back.  I then layered that onto pink card stock before affixing it to the front of an A2 sized card.  I cut the paisley backroud down a little so I had room to add the pink layer.

After the background was set, I started assembling flowers.  I used the Mehndi Botanicals #1 set and cut the flowers a few times out of both pink and yellow paper.  The highest flower was also backed by the cute Mandala Doily.  To finish the card off I added the Love  sentiment and light green rhinestones to the flower centers.

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Love B227

This card was quick and simple to create but the intricate Paisley Frame really makes it stand out.  Thanks for stopping by today!