I just wanted to say "thank you" to everyone who stopped by for the blog hop this last weekend. Your comments are SOOOOO appreciated! I cannot say thank you enough or tell you just how uplifting and motivating they were. I am so glad I am able to share my cards with you and humbled that so many stopped to look!!
I'm gonna need to start looking for blog candy to give away soon too . . . . .
Welcome to the Cutters Creek Spring Blog Hop! All of our designers have created some wonderful Spring projects featuring products that you can purchase at the Cutters Creek Store! If you would like to start from the beginning head on over the the Cutters Creek Design Team Blog. Each blog along the way will have a link to the next blog in the chain. Don't forget to make sure you are following each of our personal blogs and leaving comments along the way to enter to win a box full of CHA Swag!!!! So I decided to use a favorite stamp of mine, Wishing Well. After stamping I decided to color using my copics, with the sun coming from the top right corner. For the background, I wanted it to look similar to sunrise; that soft glow in the sky where the light gradually becomes brighter. So I used my copics again to try and get an airbrushed background with the airbrush! Used a few more green colors to add random grass as a horizon and some butterflies to add a more spring feel to it. I also added some clear accents to the well to give it a 3D look for "water".
Lastly I added my Flower Soft and assembled. It only took about 5 minutes to dry which was great! So here it is!
So today I am sharing a super easy card with no stamping involved; took me less than 10 minutes from start to finish! You absolutely have to try this! It is simple and quick for mass production or just a quick card on the go. I got the idea from my good friend KellyRae. She got it from here (video included).
Start with putting your adhesive on the papers; make sure the tape goes in the same corner for the 1 1/4" squares on the back side of the paper. As you can see in my pic, I didn't follow the steps on the first try :o)
Next add tape to one 2 5/8" square and place the other square across it, twisted.
Now add your first square. The rest is easy! Just alternate the color or pattern papers aligning it with the corner of the base card stock. For the last piece, you simply lift the edge of the first piece you laid down and work the last piece in so it is layered. Very, very easy to do.
And here is the end result of the layering. Hmm, I think I need to change my trimmer blades . . . . .
I than added an embellishment in the center and used Scor-Tape again to adhere it to the card base. I chose the smaller card base of 3 1/2" x 5" as I wanted the Pinwheel to dominate the card front so all of my stamping can be on the inside. Think it worked?
So I wanted to show some new products that Cutters Creek now has and what better way than making a card! I started with the Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime Paper. I have never used their paper before and I can honestly say I cannot wait to buy more! This card was a learning curve for me and I loved it!!
I have a tendency to lean towards mythical in stamps and papers and this just fell right into my element. I loved the fairy and butterfly theme in this collection and was trying to find the perfect stamp set to complement it. I came across a new stamp set from In Style Stamps; Fairy Tales. Perfect! There is an image of Thumbelina that would work perfectly with the fairy theme.
I wanted to make the wings pop from the paper and also just add a shimmer effect to the stamped image but I wanted something more popping than the subtlety of Spicas; Stickels! They were the product of the month for February and I have never used them before. I really like how it gave the fairy wings a realistic look and added a fantastic feel to the Thumbelina image.
I love how I was able to blend the Graphic 45 paper with some from my stash for the inside of the card.