Thursday, May 11, 2017

You Are The Best

Hey there, crafters! Cheryl here.
I have always this turtle image and haven't ever played with it. So glad I did!
I started by stamping a full background of turtles onto watercolor cardstock. I then pulled out my Zig Clean Color markers and set about coloring the images. I then took blue and created some water background. I also stamped some of the bubbles and added Glossy Accents over the tops to make it look like real water.

I stamped one other turtle and fussy cut it out. I attached it to the card front directly over top of another one, using an Action Wobbler. So fun to see it shake about! And how much cuter it is with those google eyes! 

I stamped out a sentiment onto black cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder. I popped it up with foam tape. Grabbed some sequins from my stash and glued them on using Ranger Multi Matte adhesive. I also added a few Nuvo enamel dots. 

This card was fun to color and to put together. Love this turtle! Hope you got a bit of inspiration. Get out your toys and play!

Happy Crafting!



Coffee & Donuts...

Hi everyone, Cheryl here, with another project to share. Ever hit a brick wall in crafting? That was my week! Every thing I tried to  make didn't work, fought me every step of the way! Lol, finally just had to push through.
 I ran out of time and had to go with what I had, and this is it. Who doesn't love coffee and donuts? I chose this stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs and colored it using my Zig markers. I added a bit of highlights to the "hair" with a sparkle pen. I fussy cut them out.
I chose the paper pad from Doodlebug called Cream & Sugar. Sooo cute! One of the papers is all strips so I picked a few and made an element of a few of them. I cut the coffee bean paper down to 5.25 x 4. and the pink layer is 5.o x 3.75. I layered them together and ran the strip element up from the bottom edge a bit. I popped up the two hedgehogs on foam squares and the coffee cup.
I then used a small circle die and cut out several of the little donuts from another paper from the pad. A few I popped up and a few I left flat on. I brushed them with a bit of  Spectrum Noir sparkle brush. For the coffee cup, I stamped it on different papers and cut apart to paper piece it.
I selected sentiments from two different Gerda Steiner stamp sets. Stamped it out in a dark brown ink. And added some cute stamped hearts, too. Like...Sending you Coffee!
So, that's about it. Pretty easy, actually. And anyone can send me some coffee and donuts anytime! Hope you got a bit of inspiration, even though there are three cards laying on my desk that butted heads with me...and this one was a fight too. Oh well, we all have those days, I guess! Get out your fun things and craft something!

Wish Big...

Cheryl here today with another card project to share. We all love the cute critters in Lawn Fawn stamp sets. Adorable! I had an opportunity to work with the Elphie Selphie stamp set. How cute is this set? Here's what I did with it.
I stamped out the box from a stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps called Celebration Box. I stamped it on paper from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper pad, and a scrap I had that matched for the flaps. I also stamped it on plain white cardstock. I cut the box base from one and the flaps from another and then glued them to the plain white piece. I cut along the lines to be able to have the elephant appear to be coming out of the box. So cute! I stamped the elephants and colored with my Copic markers. I stamped the flag and balloons onto some colored scraps and fussy cut them out. I popped up with foam squares and added some twine to the backs and tied with a bow.
I found a piece of watercolored cardstock I had created one day just playing around. I liked the colors for this and used a Kat Scrappiness Rectangle die to cut it out. I stamped the sentiment and added some glitter pen accents by tracing over it. I then added the elephant into the box and glued it down to the base. I used a foam square behind the elephant's head for dimension. And the adorable baby was added with foam squares as well. Finally, I added the balloons in place and a bit of glue behind the bow. I added some bling with a Kat Scrappiness sequin mix. Also added some Fabrika enamel dots in Northern Lights, and a few stars from my stash. The entire panel was then mounted with foam tape to an A2 card base of 110 lb Neenah Solar White cardstock.
So there you have it. A super cute card using a variety of supplies. Go through what you have, mix and match, and have fun playing! That's what it's all about.
Happy Crafting