Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Christmas Poinsettia Tag


Sandy filling in for Karen over at Cheery Lynn Designs.  I have made a quick Christmas Tag for my project today.  I began with a #8 tag, adding some wonderful DP from My Mind's Eye which I sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I added my Double Scalloped Border along the top and the words For You below.


To create the flower, I die cut my Rose Leaf Strip 3 times from DP adding Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I used a small circle as a base, then glued the leaves on staggering them as I went.  I pinched the petals to give it some dimension.  I added Bundled Sage to the last petals and glued them on the bottom for leaves.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Anything Goes


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is Anything Goes.  I just purchased the newly released French Flair Stitch and Cut Silver Stackers and wanted to try them out.  They not only cut out the great French Flair shape, but they also add a wonderful stitch line just inside the outer edge.  A very classy touch to an elegant design.  I paired them up with the matching French Flair Stackers and the French Flair Doily Stackers. 


I added a simple Chrysanthemum flower and leaves using Flourish #13.  Finished size is 5 5/8" square. 

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Back to Nature


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is Back to Nature.  I began my card with my Scalloped French Flair Stackers adding a DP panel with my coordinating Silver French Flair Stackers.  Next using my Circle Stackers and Silver Circle Stackers I created a frame for my French Lattice Small.  I used dimensional foam to mount this to the card.


Using text weight metallic yellow paper, I die cut three sets from my Shasta Daisy Strip.  I curled the ends of the petals, dry embossed the center and then stacked the petals to create my flowers.  Lastly came my Dragonfly.  Finished size is 5.5 inches square.

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Summer Fun Challenge


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is Summer Fun.  Here in Michigan summer means Hot Air Balloon Festivals and fresh produce.  My neighbor has been giving me lots of zucchini so I have been making bread and needed a tag to go with one for a gift.  So I grabbed my dies and a blank tag and came up with this.  I started by adding Broken China Distess ink to a white tag, then I spritzed it with water.  Next I added the Garden Gate and a small piece from the Victorian Picket Fence along the bottom.  I die cut them out of Coredinations paper so they have great texture.  Next came the newly released Grass Border 2.  I cut it from Cryogen white card stock and then colored it with Copics.  Next up with the clouds, I added a bit of blue shading along the bottom for some interest. I die cut my hot air balloon again from Cryogen white.  I ran the die back thru the machine on another piece of Cryogen and embossed it with my rubber mat.  This makes a wonderful backing for the balloon that is easily hand trimmed and then colored.  It pops right into the die.  I used dimensional foam to mount the balloon.


Lastly came the sentiment, I trimmed the oval from my Paris Sign #1, stamped a sentiment and then added some color.  This was mounted with dimensional foam as well.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Blue Poinsettia


I recently purchased some of the new Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia stamps and dies.  I saw a card that Kathy Roney from their design team created and decided to try my hand at it.  I just happened to have the same inks that she used: VersaMagic Aegean Blue and Tea Leaves.  I used the Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp set and the coordinating Sparkling Poinsettia dies.  I stamped twice with VersaMark onto Beckett Radiance White card stock and then added Piccolo Aged White embossing powder.  This is a wonderful mix of white chunky embossing powder with flecks of gold.  Be sure to click on the photo for a closer look!  Then I die cut them out.  I used a stipple brush to add Aegean Blue ink to the flowers.  I swirled the color around the center of the petals; moving the brush out towards the ends to create a nice soft graduated color.  I stacked the petals to create 3 sizes of flowers.  Lastly I added white pearl beads for the centers.


My card began with a 6 x 6 black card stock base.  To that I added a piece of DP from the Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Journey paper pack.  I also used one of the frames from the same paper pack adding a black card stock backing.  I arranged the flowers around the frame and then added greenery from the Open Leaf Cling Stamp set; die cut with the coordinating Open Leaf set and colored with Tea Leaves ink.   The words are from my Cheery Lynn Designs Joy to the World Wreath.  The last step was to add some silver Peel-Off stickers around the edge of the card.  It needed that last little something! 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Anything Goes Challenge


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is Anything Goes.  I have used some more of this month's new release dies.  Everyone knows I love making Halloween cards and this one came together very nicely.  Other than the fence, I die cut everything from Curious Cryogen metallic paper and colored them with Copic markers.  I added a wonderful piece of starry sky paper to my 6" square black card base.  Next using green card stock, I created a rolling hill for my haunted house.  I die cut my fabulous Home Sweet Home and colored it up with spooky shades of blue/violet.  I added yellow card stock to the back to look like lights are on.  Next came my Victorian Picket Fence die cut from black card stock.  In front of this I added two of the pumpkins from the Jack-O'-Lanterns set of 3.  I used black card stock on the back of these.  My Horrible Cat was next, I used green card stock for his eyes and pink for his nose.  I colored him a dark gray so he would show up against the fence.  Using my Circle Stackers I die cut a moon and then embossed it with my Cheetah Grunge Embossing Plate.  Doesn't it look like craters on the moon?  I added some purple shading with my Copic pens.  Next came the new Trick or Treat, love this big drippy font!  Again, colored with Copic markers.  And as a last embellishment, I added a couple of bats from the new Bat Family die.  I am really pleased with the way this turned out.  I hope you like it as well.

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs Silver and Gold Challenge


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is Silver and/or Gold.  You can use one or both.  I have used silver mirror card and gold beads.  I began with a red card base 5 inches square.  To that I added a white panel 4 13/16 inches square.  (Yes, I used 1/16 inch increments; 1/4 is too large, 1/8 is too small and 3/16 is just right for a border)  Next I cut my gorgeous Snowflake Wonder Doily from white card stock.  I used only the outer die of this 2 piece set.  Next I used the newly released Doily Companion Square die set to cut a red backer for my doily as well as a perfectly sized red square for the center of my doily.  

 
Using silver mirror card, I die cut the new 3-D Poinsettia and mounted it into the center of my doily.  Just look at all that beautiful detail.  I bent the inner petals up for the 3D effect.  Then I added some gold embellishments to the center of my poinsettia.  Using my silver mirror card, which is adhesive backed, I die cut some strips using the medium ones on my Expandable Quilling Strip Die.  I miter cut the corners for a clean look.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs July 2015 New Release


Today is new release day at Cheery Lynn Designs.  The design team has come up with some wonderful projects using the new dies.  I have created a card using two new sets:


I began with a card base 6 inches square and added some holiday paper.  I trimmed the green panel on the bottom to create a hill for my house to sit on.  I die cut everything from Cryogen Metallic paper and colored with my Copic Markers.  I added accents to the Gingerbread House using Piccolo 3D Enamel Gels.  They have a wonderful shiny finish.  


For my Gingerbread kids, I used my Sakura White Glaze pen for the icing accents on their arms and legs and Sparkly Fluff for the hats.  I added my Victorian Picket Fence behind the kids.  Lastly I used my Paris Signs #3, trimming off only the sign and then stamping Sweet Stamps Happy Holidays.  The sign and the Gingerbread Kids were popped up with dimensional foam. 

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs blog for more inspiration with the new dies.  And join us this week for the White on White challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree. 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs White on White Challenge


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is White on White.  You can use color on an image, but not on the actual card.  I love making WOW cards; they are very quick especially if you use Cheery Lynn Stackers and Doilies.  I began with the largest die from my Heart Edge Square die set, then cut a card base that was 5 1/8" square and mounted it to the back.  I wanted the hearts around the edge to show.  Using the next die down in my Heart Edge set, I cut another panel and popped this one up with dimensional form.  I centered my gorgeous Dutch Daisy Square Doily on this panel, adhering it with spray adhesive.


I cut a 2 1/8" square and embossed it with my Dotted Swiss Embossing plate and then popped that up on my square doily with dimensional foam.  Lastly, I cut my Thank You #2 twice, glued them together and then added it to my center panel.  

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Cheery Lynn Designs In Stitches Challenge


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is In Stitches (real or faux).  I have used the beautiful Lords & Common dies which work wonderful with embroidery floss.  I only added a few cross stitches, but you can add lots should you desire.  I began with an A2 card base; 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  I added 3 layers from the Lords & Commons Boutique Stacker A2 Frames using dimensional foam between layers.  I added the center from the coordinating Lords & Commons Doily as my center focal point.  I used 3 strands of embroidery thread to add my cross stitches.  I popped this center circle up as well.


I added two of the smallest flowers from my Poinsettia Strip and two small Holly Leaves.  And lastly added some red Stickles accents.
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