Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Rebecca Baer Design Team Hello Card

Good morning and happy Tuesday! Today I have a fun and easy card to share with you featuring the Diamond Weave Petite Stencil from Rebecca Baer.
At first glance, this card may seem like its a lot of work but I can assure you in a few simple steps you can make a card that will look like you took hours to make!
This is a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card.

 The first step was getting out the diamond weave stencil and my distress inks.  This stencil is great and you can get so many different designs from it, I just started on one side of the card and worked my way over to the other side. Overlapping the stencil gave a lattice look which I was really please with.

The next step is to take a darker Distress Ink in the same colour family and use the lattice part with the flourishes and lines on. Again starting at one side and working your way over gently put your ink on and the impression will be on top of the lighter coloured lattice.

After I was finished with the stencilling, I got out my heart die and ran it through my Big Kick to create a row of hearts across the lower part of the cardstock.

I used the same die cut to cut out some more hearts in some fun colours.  I cut the hearts into pieces and added two at a time and created a row across the lower part of the card with the die cuts insetting them in to the part I cut out.

I also used a fun Hello die from Spellbinders and die cut that three times so I could layer the die cuts in a staggered pattern to create dimension. Now its time to put it all together.

You can see here a close up of the hearts, and also the Hello sentiment, I love the staggered look of the die against the lovely lattice background.

I mounted it on some navy card stock, and added a few fun sequins for finishing touches.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today, remember to check out all the fun  items in Rebecca's Store and also the DT blog as well.
Thanks for stopping by!
Rebecca Baer Stencil Used
Other Items Used
Spellbinders Hello Die
Paper Smooches Heart die
Recollections Card Stock
Distress Ink From Ranger

Friday, 16 October 2015

A Purrfect Day Featuring Newtons Nook Designs

Good morning friends!  Today I have a fun card to share featuring the stamps of Newton's Nook Designs. I recently purchased them and I am truly in love! I am totally a crazy cat lady, and these stamps really are fun and inspiring.
I created a 5 1/2 x 4  1/4 card on Recollections White Cardstock and designed my own background using fun images from the Newton's Antics Stamp set.
Newton's Antics is a really great set of stamps, it has lots of little images that really are great for creating your own custom background with. I used several images from the set and used some bright colours of inks to show them off.  I randomly stamped four images around the cardstock until I was happy with the outcome. I added some clear Wink of Stella to the solid images for some glitter.
Now it was time to turn to my image from the Naughty Newton Stamp set. This set is so cheeky! Being a Kitty Mom myself, I loved that the images really captured the true personality of our furry friends.  This image in particular reminded me of some fun I have had with my kitties!
I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to colour.  I used three of the grey tones for the kitty to create  his fur, and added shades of tan and brown for the flower pots.

The earth that has spilled out of the broken pots was created again with my markers. I used dots and started with a light colour for the background, dotting it around and continued with a few more tones, going darker each time until I was happy with it.
I added some tiny silver bling to the centre of the flowers and some Wink of Stella glitter to the leaves and the plant and kitty collar.

For the sentiment of the card, it is again from the Newton's Antics set, I stamped it on white card stock and added a fun little mouse toy beside it.

I added a few sequins and a fun little bow for finishing touches.
I hope you have enjoyed my card today, and don't forget to check out the links below for the stamps I used and more fun things from Newton's Nook.

Other Products Used
Simon Says Stamp Orange Peel Ink
Hero Arts Shadow Ink Red Royal
Spectrum Noir Markers
Stayzon Ink Black
Recollections Cardstock
Sequins From My Stash
Mini Bling From My Stash

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

My Friend Owl A Rebecca Baer DT Project

Good morning friends and happy Tuesday. Kim here today to share with you a fun card project using the Petite Diamond Plaid stencil from Rebecca Baer. I created this 4 1/2 x 5 1/2'' card using white card stock as the base. 
 I love fall, and was inspired by the season, but also by a dear friend who loves green and owls. I will be sending this card to her for a little thank you. I started off with white card stock and die cut a leaf image out of the blank card, I set it aside to use later.
I started off with layering on the Petite Diamond Plaid stencil. This stencil comes with three layers. I love working with layers it gives such a great opportunity for dimension and colour.  There is no right or wrong way to layer up this stencil so I just laid one on top of the other, using my Distress Inks in  three different tones.
Once the plaid design was achieved. I got the die cut leaf out and stamped and inked up a cute little owl. I added some stamped pine cones in the background as well.
I popped up the plaid piece with black foam tape and mounted it on some chestnut brown card stock from Recollections. Once the plaid piece was in place I used score tape to tape down the leaf and inserted it into the card. By layering on the plaid and not the leaf it gave it some more dimension to the card.
Lastly I die cut out the word friend and added some bakers twine and a small flower embellishment.


 Here is the finished product! I love how it came out, and this stencil is fun and versatile, so watch for me to use it again soon, it has become one of my favorites!
I hope you enjoyed my project today and will check out all the great items in Rebecca's Store and also the DT blog as well.
Thanks for stopping by!
Rebecca Baer Products Used
Petite Diamond Plaid Stencil
Other Items Used
Cardstock from Recollections
Inkadinkadoo Owl Stamp
Paper Smooches Friend Die
Recollections Flowers
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Inks
Kool Tak Black Foam Adhesive