Monday, May 16, 2011

Since many of you requested....

Hey Everyone!

Last week was a very hectic week for me! I literally had something going on every day!  I haven't quite been myself. I feel super sleepy all the time and not really up for doing anything. My allergies have literally sucked all the energy out of me! When I lived in NY, my allergies consisted of: stuffy nose, sneezing, and post nasal drip. Ya know... all that "good stuff." It lasted a couple of weeks and I'd even have a day or two in between where they just went away! Can I tell you... I'd MUCH prefer THAT over the lack of energy I have had this allergy season! I read that this is a horrible allergy season and people are really being affected! This lack of energy has somewhat brought on my depression again, which is just wonderful I tell 'ya! So far, the Allegra hasn't done anything for me... I'm going to try some Zyrtec, soon! If that doesn't work... I think it'll be time to go back to the doctor for some other Rx...

On my last post, I posted two cards that some of you seemed to want to know the details about. Well, this post is where you will find how to make this pink and white "Newlyweds" card.

Here are the supplies I used to make the card above:

Stampin' Up! stamp set called "On The Grow"
White (I used Shimmery White) Card stock
Pink Pirouette cardstock
The embossing folder I used was "Vintage Wallpaper" by SU!
I used a round 4" doily
To create the circles I used Nestabilities standard circles large
SU!'s Paper piercing pack
Ribbon of your choice (I used some super thin silk ribbon)
I also added some pearl corsage pins and added a little rosette
Crystal Effects was used to create the "glass" appearance on the vase
Dimensionals and double sided tape were used to put my card together

The following markers were used:
 -Pink Pirouette
 -Blushing Bride
 -Daffodil Delight
 -Pear Pizzazz
 -Garden Green
 -Sahara Sand
 -Crumb cake
 -Gel Pen
  -Blender pen

Measurements and details of the card:
-The card size is 5"x5"- I then embossed the front of my card using the Vintage wallpaper embossing folder. Next I roughed up the edges!
-The next layer: Pink Pirouette is 4.5"x4.5" I (faux stitched) paper pierced around that piece of card stock. Then i ran it through the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder THEN I used the gel pen to create the "stitching." If you use the gel pen first and then run your paper through the embossing folder (ef), you may get some gel pen on your ef. Sometimes that can be annoying when you put a darker piece of cardstock in your ef and the gel pen shows up! Now you can rough up the edges!
-Your next layer: Shimmery White (or white) is 4"x 4" This is also paper pierced, then put through your ef. Now you can use your gel pen to create the "stitching." You will also rough up the edges on this layer as well!
-Next I used the doily.

Time to Color!

I used Shimmery White cardstock and stamped sown my image in black Staz-On
I colored each of my flowers in using Pink Pirouette first. Then to add some dimension to my flowers, I used the darker pink, Blushing Bride. Just adding a bit here and there on each flower leaving the center white. Next I took my Daffodil Delight marker and added a bit in the center.
For the leaves on my image I colored each leaf with Pear Pizzazz. Then to add some dimension on the leaves, I added a bit of Garden Green marker where all the "shadow" markers are on my image! Next, I used Sahara Sand to outline the vase of the flowers. Then, I lined the whole image with some Sahara Sand. Using my Crumb Cake marker, I added a line under the image where the shadow of the vase is and then used my blender pen very lightly to move the color around. If you use too much blender pen on regular cardstock, it will begin to tear!

Once you are finished coloring in your image to your liking. (I tried to give you a loser view of the coloring on my image... hope the above photo helps!) You will now need to choose the proper size to cut out your image. Next, you will need to start layering your image. For each layer behind my image, I used the same Vintage Wallpaper ef and roughed up the edges as well!

After all your layers are competed, you can start putting together your card! I always wait to put my card together until the end. That way, if there is something I want to add, or take away I won't destroy the whole thing! I used some dimensionals and my double sided tape runner to put my card together!
Another thing is: I usually embellish my card after I have put it together! You can add some pearls or bling and use a punch to add your sentiment. You can also add the Crystal Effects to your image and sit your card up to let it dry!

I hope all these are the details that you were looking for! If you re-create this card using this "How To" I would LOVE for you to send me a link so I can see it! If there is something I missed or you have a questions regarding one of the steps, don't hesitate to ask!

 My next Blog post will be a TUTORIAL using SU!'s Top note! Let's just say, if you are looking for a sturdy little something to place a small card, some chocolate or whatever in it, this next tutorial will be RIGHT up your alley! Here's a little sneak peak of what it looks like! :o)
Some of the supplies you will need for the above project are: SU!'s Top note die, your favorite embossing folder (This should be one with a large design, the ef's with too much detail may become flimsy), Your favorite mini floral set, some of your favorite ribbon, some pearls (Obviously, right??) and a small oval punch. There are more supplies and details that will be given shortly!
See you soon!! Hope you all are interested in another tutorial!!

1 comment:

  1. OH my I love your cards and your explanation of how to make them. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to your tutorial.

    Allergies are the pits and the lack of energy is even worse. I can share your pain. Here in Florida we are almost over my spring allergy season... and in 2 weeks we head back to Michigan where I get to start spring allergies all over again!