Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Glitz Design April Challenge

Hi there sweet friends!!  It's time for the Glitz Design Blog Challenge!!!
Here's the challenge:
and here's my take on the challenge:
I decided to pull out my Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer papers for this challenge!!  They are absolutely perfect for Spring Themed cards!!!  With Easter just a few days away, I couldn't help but make a fun little card for Easter!
  
The base for the sweet little Easter Scene is a Beautiful Dreamer Cardstock Sticker.  I added some bunnies, butterflies and a hand made flower to complete the scene.  I only had one bunny stamp and I really thought the scene needed two.  I decided to try out a technique that I had seen on Jess Witty's Blog.  I found a stamp that was thick and flat all the way across. This wood grain stamp was nice and thick and flat.  I place the wood grain stamp on the acrylic block wrong side up:
Then I stamped the image onto the smooth side of the stamp:
Then I stamped the "stamped"  image onto the paper:
and there you have it, a nice mirror image of the original stamp!  It works pretty slick and it's a very easy way to create a mirror image stamp!!  The image stamps a little lighter, but still looks great!!!
Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Papers:  Houndstooth, Stripe, Polka
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Cardstock Stickers: Journaling
Other Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock and Felt, Papertrey Ink Spring Friendship Jar Fillers and Sweet Spring Stamps, Papertrey Ink Love Lives Here and Heart Border Die; My Craft Spot Crinkle Ribbon; My Favorite Things Rolled Flower Die; Recollections Pearls; Florals from my stash; Copic Markers: R20 Blush and R000 Cherry White

My second card uses a Beautiful Dreamer Whatnot as the base:
I embossed a rustic white panel and matted both the embossed panel and the Whatnot with the pink stripe paper to add color.
I added some die cut leaves, seam binding, hand rolled flowers and a cardstock sticker to complete the card.  The rolled flowers made with the Beautiful Dreamer Stripe paper are so pretty!!!  I love them!

Supplies used:
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Cardstock:  Houndstooth and Stripe
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Whatnots
Glitz Design Beautiful Dreamer Cardstock Stickers: Journaling
Other Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock, Embellishments Stamps, and Turning a New Leaf Die; My Craft Spot Crinkle Ribbon; Recollections Pearls   

I hope you join in the Glitz Design Blog Challenge this month!!  
Looking forward to seeing what you create and wishing you a very Glitzy Day,
Kristii




4 comments:

Lea L. said...

These are such pretty Easter cards, Kristii!! Love your fun tutorial, and the rolled flowers on the second one are fab!

suzanne said...

such a beautiful blog!
i love the tutorial and will be giving this a try.

Audrey Pettit said...

Your cards are so amazingly beautiful, Kristii! So elegant and sweet all at the same time. Love the vintage styles. And thanks so much for sharing that stamping technique. I'm definitely going to try that sometime!

Jessica said...

GASP ... Absolutely gorgeous!