Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bo Bunny Sweet Life Layout ~ FotoBella DT

     Bo Bunny's Sweet Life I Want It All Bundle, from FotoBella, worked perfectly with this photo of the flowers that my sister sent me for my birthday! She's such a sweetie!

     I fussy cut the flowers and mirror, making a bow right under the photo with the ribbon from the Ephemera. Also from the Ephemera, is the lined pink and yellow papers, which I punched along the bottom, and the bling, which I added to the punching. The edges of the pink paper were inked with Distress Ink (Abandoned Coral), which goes so well with this bundle! The edges of the yellow paper were done with some gold embossing powder, and then I gave the background a few sprays of Lindy's Stamp Gang (Gold Doubloons), and Distress Spray Stain (Antiqued Bronze). I also punched around the edges of the floral paper, painted the edges with white paint, and adhered it to red cardstock.

     I layered the message that came with the flowers under the photo, and added some buttons and chipboard, which includes the butterfly, mirror, stamp, and floral cluster on the right. The flowers were stamped with the Bo Bunny Floral Stamp. I also stamped "Birthday" and used the Alpha Stickers to spell "delivery". 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Inspirational #216 ~ Make a Fuss

     I'm hosting Inspirational #216 this week at Red Rubber Inspirationals! Come join us and make a fuss, by fussy cutting your stamping! I fussy cut all of the butterflies on this card that I made from plain cardstock.

     I used a blending tool and Distress Inks on some white cardstock, and then flicked it with some water drops. The butterflies were stamped with black ink using Beautiful Butterflies , fussy cut out, and colored with markers. I curled the wings a little, and then applied Glossy Accents to them for some shine. Then I used the Fern Frond stamp. The stitching on top was stamped using Running Stitches, and for the sentiment below, I used Darling, all from Red Rubber Designs.

     Finally, I added some flowers and bling, coloring the little orange flowers with some mists. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Inspirational #215 ~ Spring Flowers + Lindy's Stamp Gang

     Spring flowers are in bloom with Inspirational #215, hosted by Barb, at Red Rubber Inspirationals! Originally I was just going to make these tags, until I remembered this photo of Prosser Lake in Truckee, CA with the flowers in bloom.

     It worked perfectly for the April color challenge at Lindy's Stamp Gang!

     I started by cutting 3 tags from white cardstock with my Cricut Expression (Plantin SchoolBook) at 4". Then I used a spray adhesive to apply cheesecloth to the tags. I applied gesso to the tags using the Textured Stencil from TCW, and once it dried, had fun with my Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays! Starting with the tag on the left, I used Witch's Potion Purple on the bottom, and Cotton Candy Pink on top. For the middle tag, I used Cathedral Pines Green and Mystic Malachite on the bottom, and Tiffany's Blue on top. On the third tag, I used Yellow Rose of Texas on the bottom and Cotton Candy Pink and Witch's Potion Purple on top. After machine stitching the tags, I added the fussy cut stamped flowers that I made with Charcoal Flowers from Red Rubber Designs. I also stamped the purple swirls using Butterfly Flourish.

     I misted the background and dyed the lace with Cotton Candy Pink and Witch's Potion Purple. I also used the Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil on the background with Distress Inks (Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves). In between the tags, I added some vintage buttons.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bo Bunny Sweet Life Title Tag Technique ~ FotoBella DT

     I'm loving my new Bo Bunny Sweet Life I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella! It's full of blossoms, butterflies, and touches of glitter, making it perfect for this old photo of my dad with some of his siblings.

     I started this page with some gesso and glitter on the top right using the Tim Holtz Lace stencil.

     On most of the paper edges I used the new Distress Ink (Abandoned Coral), to give it a more vintage look and soften it up a little. I fussy cut some of the flowers, and stamped some with the Bo Bunny Floral Stamp, applying Stickles to them for some sparkle. The other flowers are Petaloo's Pink Mini Burlap Flowers. From the Ephemera, I tore the edges of the book page, and inked them with Distress Ink (Mustard Seed). I also used the ribbon and cream paper on the top left from the Ephemera. I cut part of the large butterfly wing from the paper, and curled it up for some more depth.

        I cut two of the tags from paper, layering the smaller one underneath the Film Sticker.To pick up some of the gold from the framed Layered Chipboard butterfly, I added a sparkly gold Brad. I made the title tag by masking my Alpha Stickers that come in the 12 X 12 Collection Pack. To see how please visit the FotoBella Blog.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Bo Bunny Sweet Life Card Tutorial ~ FotoBella DT

   I had a blast using Bo Bunny's new Glitter Paste for the first time combined with their new Sweet Life I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella! The inspiration and colors on this card all came from the beautiful, chipboard, butterfly, which is my favorite piece from the whole bundle!

     For a complete supply list and a tutorial on how I made this card, please visit the FotoBella Blog!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Bo Bunny Sweet Life Stamping Technique ~ FotoBella DT

     I'm so excited to showcase the new Bo Bunny Flutter and Floral stamps, which I used with their latest Sweet Life I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella! The butterflies, blossoms, and colors remind me of my very sweet, late, great grandmother, so I scrapped this old photo of her at the Truckee River in Verdi, CA.

     I started by masking the pattern on the top right with the Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil and some Distress Inks (Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire). I love how it matches the paper from the Ephemera, which is always packed FULL of goodies, including the yellow and blue layered flower, the oval embellie, colored pearls, and blue paper under the photo which I used here! Along the bottom I used a deep punch and inked the edges with Distress Ink (Broken China).Right above that I added the blue and white Chipboard scallop border. I used the alpha stickers from the 12 x 12 Collection Pack to spell soul, right under beautiful, which is part of the paper. Besides the Brads, the rest of the embellies were stamped.

     To see how I made the butterflies, please visit the FotoBella blog!

Have a great day!