Monday, October 20, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Vintage Holiday


For my Cheery Lynn Designs post today I have a cute vintage holiday card, at least my version of vintage, lol.  I started with a burgundy French Flair Stacker card base, 5 5/8 inches square. I die cut the largest die from the Horizon French Flair Boutique Stacker set from cream DP and layered that onto the card base.  Then using the next to the largest Silver French Flair Stacker, I added another layer of DP.  You can see how well these dies match up to give you perfect layers.  The same thing for my fancy oval; a burgundy panel cut from the mid size Horizon Oval Boutique Stacker with a coordinating DP panel cut from the Silver Oval Stackers.  I added a straight piece of Horizon Square Boutique Stacker for Tilda to perch. 


Using cream mulberry paper from a Touch of Grace, I die cut my Poinsettia Strip die, layering two large, one medium and one small petal.  I pinched each petal down the middle and fluffed a bit for some dimension.  Next using burgundy mulberry paper , I created two roses from my Miniature Rose die.  I dry embossed the backs to give them a rounded shape, then layered and shaped them.  I added three Holly Leaves and pieces from my Holly Lace Flourish.  

Be sure to check out this week's Vintage Challenge.  Join in the fun for a chance to win a $20 store credit at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Challenges:
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge - For a Friend
Tildas Town - Use Dies or Punches
Midweek Magnolias - Special Celebration

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs October 2014 New Release


Today is new release day at Cheery Lynn Designs and there are some great new dies for your shopping pleasure, lol.  My cards today use the new Snowflake Wonder Doily, set of 2 dies.  


You will notice you get two dies in the doily sets now; an outer frame with a fancy insert.  You have the option of only cutting the outer frame which leaves a solid center.  Or you can take the die cut outer frame; align the insert and die cut it again for a fabulous detailed doily.

 
Beginning with a card base cut from my Scalloped Square Stackers, I cut the outer frame and mounted it onto a burgundy square.  Then I cut the center die out of a white square and mounted that onto burgundy card stock.  I popped it up with dimensionals.  I created a layered snowflake using Snowflowers Set One, Snowflowers Set Two, Snowflake #7, and Snowflakes adding dimensionals between the layers. Finished size is 5 5/8" square.


Another fun thing you can do with the center insert from the Snowflake Wonder Doily is create openings.  Here I die cut the insert three times to create a border.  You could also use it to cut a fancy window in your card front.


This card is 5 x 7 inches and 3 of the inserts fit perfectly.  I added the largest Horizon Fishtail Banner (Set of 3), airbrushing some color before removing the paper from the die.  Then I added Noel using a Double Sided Adhesive Sheet on the back of the card stock before die cutting it out.  I added a bit of bling and I was all done.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration from the new release and then hurry on over to the Cheery Lynn Designs store with your shopping list. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Boo!


For my Cheery Lynn Designs post today, I have a cute Halloween Boo Bear!  One of my favorite die designs are the Horizon frames.  I have used both the Horizon Square Boutique Stacker Frame and the Horizon Circle Boutique Stacker Frame.  These coordinate with the Square and Circle stackers so you can make masks or inserts.


Once I created my 5.5 inch square card base, I added both of my Horizon panels.  Then I added a Spiderweb off the edge of the card and this adorable Teddy Bo digi image which I popped up with foam dots.

 
My last addition was the flowers.  I love using my Poinsettia Strip for Halloween flowers.  Their spiky petals are perfect.  Be sure to check out this week's Orange and Black Challenge.  Join in the fun for a chance to win a $20 store credit at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs Happy Halloween


I am filling in for Rhonda on the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for the next few months.  This card is not what I intended to make but I could not find the majority of my Halloween dies.  Seems I have misplaced them, ack!  But I did find my Enchanted Flight Frame.  I die cut the frame from black card stock then centered the die onto a 5 x 7 inch orange card front and cut it again.  I inserted the black frame into the orange card adding super sticky tape to the back to hold it in.  Then I added Sugar Sand for a wonderful sparkle.  I removed the backing from the sticky tape and added vellum to the back of the frame.  Using dye ink markers, I added color to the back of the vellum. 

For a step by step tutorial, you can check out a previous post of mine.  Using Double Sided Adhesive Sheets, I die cut just the sentiment from the Happy Halloween Twiggy Wreath.  Love this adhesive, it makes adhering words so easy.  Finished size is 5 x 7 inches.  

Be sure to check out this week's Halloween Challenge.  Enter for a chance to win a $20 gift card to the Cheery Lynn Designs store

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Trellis and Brick Wall


Check out this great brick wall I created for today's Globecraft Piccolo card.  Using the newly released Sweet Stamps Art Stencil Stone Path and White Embossing Paste  I created my background and then while the paste was still wet, I sprinkled Piccolo Brownstone Enamel and then let it dry for 2 hours.  Once it was dry, I heat embossed it and look at the fabulous bricks!  Be sure to click on the picture for a closer view of this wonderful enamel.
 

 I die cut my Cheery Lynn Designs Trellis; heat embossing it with Piccolo Aged White Enamel.  I added both the Right and Left Mini Fanciful Flourish from Cheery Lynn.  Then added a couple of Piccolo Dragonflies Accents, using Piccolo Girls Night Out Enamel for the smallest and Turquoise Lagoon Enamel for the larger.  I added a coat of Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze to my dragonflies; it makes them a bit more flexible and easier to shape the wings.   Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Piccolo and Sweet Stamps Halloween Tag


For my Globecraft Piccolo project today, I have created a fun Halloween gift tag.  I began with the newly released Sweet Stamps Art Stencil Going Batty and Black Embossing Paste.  This give the bats wonderful raised dimension.  I added some random Piccolo Purple Mist 3D Enamel Gel dots between the bats. 


I love using my Cheery Lynn Designs Poinsettia Strip for Halloween flowers.  I die cut them from 3 papers and then coated each petal with some Glastique.  This gave them a wonderful glossy shine and made them easier to mold.  I used Piccolo Shamrock Dreams Enamel on my Medium Flourish Accents and the Cheery Lynn Designs Happy Halloween.  Adding a spiderweb ribbon finished off the tag.  I hope this inspires you to get your crafty supplies out and create.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Piccolo Haunted House and Graveyard


Here is a fun dimensional card I made using Piccolo Haunted House Accents and Haunted Graveyard Accents.  These are such fun sets for those crafters who love Halloween as I do!  This card will fold flat and measures 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  I used three different embossing enamels on this project:

House and Fencing - Vintage Black
Tombstones - Aged White (added a touch of Black Soot Distress ink)
Grass - Mossy Glen

For the Gnarly Tree, I used a combination of Burnt Umber and Mars Black 3D Enamel Gels.  I also used the Mars Black to create the steps leading up the hill.


For this pic you can see all the parts that create the scene.  You just make long rectangles any size you need, adhere them to the back and bottom of the card stock and they will fold forward when you close the card.  You just have to make sure your items are not too tall when closed.


I added a bit of yellow card stock behind the House to simulate candlelight.  And for the great background, I used the newly released Art Stencil Going Batty from Sweet Stamps.  I used painter's tape to mask off the bats I did not need and then applied Black Soot Distress ink.  I added a bit of distressing around the edges as well.  The Happy Halloween is from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I hope you enjoy my card,  I had great fun creating it.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Punches, Dies and Stamps Oh, My!

Today I have added punches to my "for sale tab" at the top of this blog post.  Some great deals, check them out. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Stampin Up Stamp sets for sale

I have added some Stampin Up stamp sets to my "for sale tab" at the top of this blog post.  Some great deals, check them out. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Piccolo Vintage Black Enamel


My Piccolo project for today features Vintage Black enamel.  I love the beautiful mix of black, silver and gold in this enamel.  It is such a rich color.  Please ignore the plum tones to the above picture, it was taken inside under lamplight and I am unable to adjust the color.  In real life this is warm gray/taupe color.  I used the gorgeous French Oval Piccolo as a backdrop, adding a Vintage Dress Form Piccolo.


This picture is more the true color.  I added an insert to my French Oval Frame on which I stamped Sweet Stamps French Writing with Black Soot Distress ink, then shaded the oval.  On my card base, I stamped a Flourish and again added ink around the edges.   The lovely lady, Sasha, is a new release Glam Girl from Sweet Stamps.   I thought she was perfect for this card.  Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.