Sunday, February 7, 2016

fringe flower

it seems like fringe is having a moment...in fashion, home decor and now crafting! and i love it! we r memory keepers fringe tape is super fun. it is fringed strips of tissue paper with a line of adhesive on the back. it comes in multiple colors but i chose white for the versatility. here's what i'm guessing is the first of many fringe cards for me:
-i started by coloring my fringe tape with distress ink and an ink blending tool.
-then i cut a flower from a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 solar white panel.

-i applied my layers of inked fringe tape to my flower die just because it was handy but any scrap or the front of my card would have been fine too.
-then i die cut a smaller flower from scratch cardstock and used the negative as a stencil to ink flowers on my panel (with the larger flower negative space).
-i added some little black dots and leaves with versafine ink.

-i die cut thanks once from gold foil & three times from solar white. then i adhered all the layers together for a dimensional sentiment.

-then i assembled all my pieces...a gold foil "thanks" die cut, gold sequins and my fringe tape.

xo,
carly

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

sneak peek!

there's exciting stuff coming in the essentials by ellen release next tuesday! here's a little sneak...

make sure to mark your calendar for the blog hop and giveaways, tuesday, february 9th!

xo,
carly

Thursday, January 28, 2016

talking about tissue today...

i'm over in the classroom at ellen hutson llc today talking about trendy tissue! come on by!



xo,
carly

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

watercolor + foil

i finally finished the card i started 5 days ago! i'm in a little bit of a creative funk, i can't quite get my ideas to come to life.

but i couldn't let this one go. i really wanted to do something with hot pink, navy and gold. so here's the final version:
-on a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 bristol panel, i created a really loose distress ink watercolor background (well i actually made like 6 before i was happy).
-on my dry background i stamped and embossed "love". for foiling over embossing, i have found that super fine powder works the best and my fav is stampendous.
-then i cut a piece of gold transfer foil to fit my "love" and ran it through my laminator.
-i sprinkled a little gold embossing powder right onto my panel and heated it from below (so the air wouldn't blow it around). once melted the powder stays put and creates a fun, messy metallic look.
-to finish my card i added a washi tape strip, some gold sequins and some gold thread.
thanks for stopping by!

xo,
carly