Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wedding Gift

Hi ladies,

As promised, here is a picture of my completed wedding project that I will be sending off as a gift.

Im very pleased with the outcome and looking forward to more crafting next week....... so come back to see what else I've gotten myself into....

Have a great week all!!


Wedding Easel Card

Hi Ladies,

As promised, I managed to complete the wedding card tody, at the expense of laundry and cleaning.......hehehehe oh well gotta have fun once in a while.

So here is the wedding card that goes with the picture frame. I went with an easel card to be able to incorporate two things related to weddings, a cake and a garter belt.

I had recently watched a tutorial by Laura Denison from 'The Paper Trail' on how to make her Wedding Mini Album and thought about  making a wedding card using some of her pages. You have to check Laura out if your into envelope and mini albums as she is the best out there in my opinion. You can find her at: or click here to go straight to her wedding mini album.

The cake layers are actual pockets to insert a tag containing a message. If you look closely you see that I have added pearls to the top and bottom tag and flowers to the middle tag.  This makes it easier to pull the tags out.

Here is what it looks like with the tags pulled out from the pockets.
And here are tags out of the pockets.

I liked the idea of a garter belt as when making an easel card you need to put something down to hold the front of the card up.  So it only made sense to add a garter belt... but how? Well I improvised, I put a strip of sticky glue down and added ruffle ribbon across and then added another strip just above it and turned the ribbon around and added another row.  Then I added a very shinny pretty ribbon in the middle and Voila - a garter belt.

Oops almost forgot, I used craft cardstock and inked the edges and surface of the paper with 'vintage photo' distress ink. I also punched the top of the card for a more dainty look.

And once again, just because I love it so much, my wedding easel card.

Hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did making it.

I'll get a picture of both the wedding picture frame and the card together and post it shortly.

See ya,

Lynn XX

Wedding Picture Frame

Hello ladies,

I have a beautiful and easy project to share with you today, it's an altered picture frame. 
A co-worker of mine is getting married and I wanted to make something special for her. I can't believe how pretty this turned out. I will have to make one for myself now, it's a good thing I bought 2 picture frames.... Lol!

I really had no idea what I was going to do with the frame but knew that I had to start by covering the frame in gesso. I then decided that I wanted a vintage look so I turned to my crackle paints and chose 'tattered rose' color. I applied a thin coat and let it dry for a few minutes and then quickened the drying process with my heat tool, too impatient. I repeated the process once again and got the texture I was going for, Love it!

I liked the effect but wanted it to have a shine effect so I applied an irredescent medium water color with a paint brush over the whole frame....WOW!! just gorgeous. I dabbed some gold ink around the edges of the frame to give it a more vintage look as well.

Ok now the frame was painted, onto the next step.  I fiddled around with some ribbon and decided to go with a turquoise rose ribbon as it fit well on the frame and had a vintage look I was going for. I felt it needed something else so I added a fushia color prima flower in the center.... perfect!

I wanted the picutre to stand out so I also added a very delicate dainty ribbon with little roses around the center frame.

I decided I wanted to have something that represented a bouquet of flowers and I just happen to have a little bundle of blue flowers tied together.  I added two white feathers and some wedding bling behind the flowers for more volume.  I made a bow of blue and gold ribbon and glued it all down. Voila, a beautiful bouquet for a beautiful bride.

I added rings across the bouquet to signify marriage and then inserted a vintage bride picture to complete the picture frame.

I really enjoyed making this stunning frame and can't wait to give it to a very beautiful young bride.

Stay tuned, as the wedding card is next.

Bye for now ;)


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Baptism Card

Hi girls,

Here's a beautiful angel baptism card I made last week for my cousin.

I can't take credit for the idea as I got it from a utube video. You can check it out at: She demonstrated how to make the angel for a christmas card but I thought it would be perfect for a baptism card as well.

The angel was made from 3 Stampin UP (SU) punches - large scallop oval, 1-3/4circle and the large tag punch. I used SU 'shimmering white' cardstock for the gown and sleeves and some white glitter paper for the wings and clowds. I used SU 'vanilla' cardstock for the face and hands and inked around the edges with 'more mustard' craft ink. I used SU 'more mustard' cardstock for the hair and the skirt of the gown.

I took a gold inked pen and outlined the edges of the wings, gown and sleeves to make it more church like. I also added a tiny gold cross in the center of the gown. I colored the cheeks with SU pink chalk color.

I didn't have the SU 'boho blossoms flower punch' at the time (definately on my next SU order) so I used a small flower punch and cut it in half to make the hands...came out nice regardless.

I then embossed a baby blue cardstock in a pokadot embossing folder for my background. I inked and distressed the edges and then adhered it to another blue tone cardstock. I then glued it all to a white card and inked all the edges with vintage photo distress ink.

I cut a strip of white and yellow ribbon that matched the colors of the angel and made a double bow. 

Now for the inside of the card, I cut a baby blue color cardstock and inked the edges in vintage photo distress ink and distressed them as well. I then cut another cardstock about 1/2" smaller, punched out the corners with a decorative corner punch and inked all the edges in blue distress ink. I then used a finger dabber and ever so gently rubbed the white cardstock with the blue distress ink just to give it a little shade, like clouds.

I cut out a large oval scallop in the same baby blue cardstock for the background of my oval cut baptism poem.  I used a simple technique to get this aged look. I printed the poem onto a piece of photocopy paper, crumpled it up and then carefully flattened it out without removing all the crumples.  I then used a finger dabber with a mix of vintage photo and old paper distress ink. Once I liked the look I then turned it over and ironed out the wrinkles.  I then inked the edges with vintage photo once again to give a more detailed outline.

I added a shear blue and gold ribbon to the top of the frame.  A beautiful vintage look!

Now for the back of the card. I did the usual, stamped an image in versamark and poured clear embossing powder.

I wanted to add a cross to the card so I added it to the back.  I cut out a cross from a cardstock that had cross images on it and then I inked it up with versamark. I then poured clear Utee embossing powder and heat embossed.  I kept adding the Utee until the cross was evenly covered.

And now for the envelope.  I wanted to keep a vintage look so I inked up my medallion stamp in SU 'more mustard' and/ taken with teal' ink color and stamped the left corner of the envelope. 

I made a tissue paper flower by cutting approximately 12 circles out of blue tissue wrapping paper. I crumpled them all up individually and the carefully opened them and layed them one on top of each other. I then inked the edges randomly and then sprayed white glimmer mist over it. So beautiful!!

I then stamped the back of the envelop opening in the same color using another vintage looking stamp.

And finally, I inked the edges of the envelope in 'teal blue' ink.

Back with more cards real soon!!

Enjoy your weekend.

Lynn xx


Hi ladies,

I made my first medallion card using the medallion stamp by STAMPIN UP.
This mediallon stamp is so beautiful I can't wait to make more cards now.

I used three different ink colors and applied them to the stamp with an ink finger dabber.  Once my color was applied to the stamp I huffed on it to moisten the ink a little and then stamped my image. Cool effect!
I then inked the edges of the cardstock and distressed it with my finger.  I matted the image onto a contrasting color and then adhered it to the card base.

I added a pretty flower in the center of the card and a butterfly on the right corner. Now the card has dimension and pops it!

I used a sizzix's label die and stamped my greeting.  I punched out a few tiny butterflies out of glitter paper to give more color and dimension.

I inked all around the edges of the card and decided that I wanted to do something with the backside.
I inked up a flourish stamp, which works well with the medallion image, in versamark and stamped .
I poured sparkling white embossing powder over the versamark ink and heat set it.... and Voila!

Hope this card inspires you, come back for more fun using the medallion stamp from Stampin UP.

Bye for now ;)