Sunday, July 10, 2011

2 more sneak peaks and a tea-rrific invitation!

Hi Paper Crafters!  I have 2 NEW RELEASE cards to share with you today.  One more day and you get to see them all!!  The blog hop begins at 8am EST monday morning.  And as mentioned before there are lots of stamps being given away.  It's Layers of Colors 3rd birthday and we are celebrating in style.  We are going to have a tea-rrific time!!
So are you ready to win some stamps??   You can begin the hop over on the Layers of Color blog tomorrow.  HERE.  It's a circular hop, so you want miss a thing.  Comment on each designers blog for a chance to win a free stamp set.  Winners will be announced Tuesday and you will be ask to contact Laura with your mailing info so she can get your stamps in the mail to you.  Easy peasy!

You can see the glitter on the birds and around the frame on this close-up.

Masking Technique
I did wan to take a minute to explain the masking technique used in this card.  The image is a corner - triangle image.  I decided to stamp the image twice to create a square.  I wasn't brave enough to try in directly on the front of the card, so I stamped the images on a seperate piece of white cardstock, colored and then trimmed.  But with a little practice, you might be able to stamp it perfectly directly on the card and save a little time.
Stamp Pansy Corner once on cardstock and a second time on masking tape.  Trim masking tape and cover image on cardstock.  Save you mask and you can re-use it.  (I stick mine to the back of the stamp board panel that my stamp is stored on).   Stamp other corner, overlapping the edges, to create a box.  Remove masking tape and color with markers. 


******  YOU CAN WIN Layers of Color stamps ******
 by playing along with the CR84FN Challenge HERE (deadline July 14th)  and by leaving a comment on this Moxie Fab Stamp of Approval post HERE


Project Details
Card #1
Stamps : Layers of Color NEW RELEASE "Gifts of Love"
Patterned Paper : Lilybee Designs Picket Fence
Copics : BV31 and V15 (tip to tip around edges)
Border Punch : Fiskars
Glitter : Stampendous

Trim patterned paper and adhere to front of A2 card. Trim purple and white strips using deckled scissors and border punch as shown. Adhere lace to white strip, wrapping ends around edges. Adhere both strips to card front. Stamp image, color and trim. Embellish birds and around edges with glitter. Adhere to card front. Embellish ends with pearls.

Stamps : Layers of Color NEW RELEASE "Pansy Corner", "Encouragement"(sentiment), "Butterfly Collector"(large butterfly) and  "Flutterescent"(small butterfly)
Copics : BV02, BV13, BV17, Y11, E43, YG61, G82, G24
Eclipse masking tape



Card #1
Fab N Funky - purple
Tuesday Taggers - flower power
Crafty Catz - vintage

Card #2
Stamp Something - bugs and butterflies
Charisma Cardz - flowers

See ya tomorrow!


Patti J said...

These are simply stunning, Melisa! Love them both - your little accents of pearls, sparkles, and butterflies are beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

Alexis said...

Both of them are real beauties!! Great cards. Thanks for joining us a Fab 'n Funky.


Janette said...

Hi Melisa, your card is fabulous, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

heidy said...

Gorgeous cards!
thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week

Shirley said...

Melisa! Your cards are outstanding!!! Your technique for your square is awesome and I prefer the cutting. :-) I am in love with the butterflies too! Awesome!

Unknown said...

Beautiful colours in this very elegant creation. Thanks for joining in with us on Cute Card Thursday. Lol Lynn ♥

Lovely Linda said...

Oh my giddy aunt Melisa - these are divine! I love the Gifts of love set - it is beautiful in the colours you have used - but Melisa - the Pansy Corner - it has to be said - is divine!! I love the square and the addition of butterflies!! Fabulous! You and the other LOC DT's have inspired me this morning am sneaking some peeks at the NR previews!! C U at the Tea Party my friend - save me a seat!! Sigh - if only it was IRL! LOL! {{{Hugs}}}

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kiwimeskreations said...

These are fabulous Melisa, you have really showcased the stamps beautifully.
I will definately be at the tea party :-)

marsha said...

The Gifts of Love is such a fabulous stamp set and I just love the lavender and black colors!

Debbles Dabbles said...

I really like the stamps and the sentiment here but also the colours. Gorgeous card.....inspiring!


Hi Melisa
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Ginny said...

fab card. . Thanks for joining us at FnF this week.

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