Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Chick's Hello

Hello all!
Agnes here today happy to share another project I made using the so very beautiful Curious Metallic Cardstock.
This time I am using botanic (green), the cognac (brown), the white gold and the mandarin (orange). These cardstock are 111# except white gold being a 92#.
I also used the 130# Classic Crest Recycled White, not from Curious Metallic, but I chose it because it's thickness was perfect for my card base. The layers on this card needed some good support and therefore it came in very handy. I might use it for some mini albums and or tags in future projects.
My two favorite cardstock colors on this card ended up being the botanic and the white gold. More about them later on.

Below is a pic of Cricut Design Space virtual mat of some of the images used and a few+ words about my process making this cute card.

Sometimes I do not use all images I cut or follow the plan as you will see in a moment.

This time I ended up just using two of the chicks and some of the flowers but not those exact leaves. 
The chicks were cut using white gold which is like a frozen white kind of winter wonderland with a soft hint of gold....simply beautiful but, I wanted my chicks in yellow. I had seen Amber do something similar here, where she used ink to color her bunnies. I chose a dye ink for mine and I have to say I was a bit apprehensive I would take the fabulous glitz away, but it was time to experiment and so I did with great results. The beauty of the white gold was accentuated even more. I love how it shines throughout and made my chicks stand out even more. 
I decided to ink some flowers too in pretty soft pink with the same results, and then I decided to emboss the coppery cognac with a Cuttlebug folder. Again, with awesome results. This time the copper color in cognac shows magnificently on the embossing. 

Now white gold is not the only exquisite color in this collection. Check these leaves out. Check the before and after shaping. Awesome. Botanic looks so velvety and soft and so pretty. Shame on me for not using those leaves but I am showing them anyway because they deserve it well. I love the orange too but as I previously stated, on this card I am more in love with botanic and white gold.

I achieved that dimension and texture by gently pressing and circling around them with a stylus, shaping as needed. 
I was almost done adhering all layers with trusty Tombo when I realized my chicks were almost eye-less, lol. I grabbed this Sakura pen and voila, my chicks were eye-less no more.
After changing a few things around and adding a drop of liquid pearls to the flowers centers and adding the tiny leaves instead the larger ones, I am finally able to show you the finished card.

I love the shimmer you can't see, but you have to believe me when I say it is stunning.
I hope you like the composition as well.
You could adapt this card for any other occasion or simply use it as an embellishment on a scrapbook page or re-size it to a bigger size and hang it on a wall or frame it if you want to. The possibilities are endless. Make it yours!

Well, time to go...thank you so much for your time .
Hope you enjoy today's post and smiled at least once.

Have a great Easter!

Cut Cardstock supplies used in this project:
Curious Metallic BotanicCurious Metallic Cognac Curious Metallic Mandarin


Neenah classic Crest Recycled 100 Bright White Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid GlueGloss Black

Warning: This Curious Metallic Cardstock will mesmerize you with its shimmer. It will be love at first sight.
You have to see it to believe it. (wink-wink) 
Please know these pics do not do justice to the real colors on his collection. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Just a Little Hello



Cut small piece of the text paper from the Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss paper pad to 3.75 x 5 and round the edges. Then adhere to the card making sure to leave a space to add the ribbon under the paper.

 
      Feed the ribbon through and tie in a loose bow-I doubled it so I would have 2 loops on each side of the bow.
 


      Add the slide frame and the heart in the middle-I put some small foam dots under the heart to add a little dimension since it was looking a little flat.

   
      Then add some letter sticker or stamp Hello or another sentiment.


       I also added a piece of the text paper I cut to fit the flap of the envelope.


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Monday, March 28, 2016

Grey is Still The New Black!

G R E Y  I S still T H E  N E W  B L A C K



I was recently commissioned to design and create Black Tie wedding invitations for a client in Dallas.  A couple of details the bride indicated to me upon our early consultation was her desire to have a calligraphed and letterpressed invitation incorporating the colors white, grey and silver.  I selected various papers from Cut Card Stock's collection to use and aid in production of this sophisticated suite.

Perhaps one of the most useful papers in my shop is Kraft Chipboard.  I religiously use this paper as a base for cutting letterpress papers on my heavy-duty Challenge paper cutter.


  

By using such, I get clean and crisp cut sheets every time!  Keep in mind; however, if you don't have a quality cutting machine at your disposal, Cut Card Stock can cut paper for you per your specifications quickly and reasonably!

The other papers I selected from Cut Card Stock were Curious Metallic Silver for the inner envelope liners, and Gmund New Grey for the Rehearsal Dinner Invitation and Response Cards (which were included in the suite).



  



This was the first time I've used Gmund paper and I have to say I was thrilled with the quality of it for letterpress.  I also appreciate the smooth texture and cotton feel of the paper.  The New Grey color was  pleasing with the charcoal grey letterpress ink and it complimented the shimmer lining paper well.  

To repeat the shimmer from the Curious Metallic Silver lining paper, I edge-painted all of the white, 600 gsm. Arturo paper stock with silver paint.  The white stock was used for the ceremony invitations as well as for small information cards also included in the suite.


I used the scraps I cut from the Gmund stock to create a set of sweet gift tags as a little surprise for my client.  


It was truly a pleasure working with Olivia and her mother Susan and it is my hope they receive rave reviews on the invitation suite we co-created.  Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, and don't hesitate to reach out to me with questions or comments.  Kathryn Podorsky, Della Carta Studio.


        















Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Easter Card

Hello and welcome! It's Gloria with you today, sharing another Easter card. My card is filled with lovely, shimmery flowers made from Curious Metallic Cardstock!



To make this card, score an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of White Gold Curious Metallic Cardstock at 5 1/2" on the long side. Fold on the score line and burnish to make a top-fold 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" card base.

Trim a piece of plaid printed paper to 6" x 5 1/4" and mat with Chocolate Curious Metallic Cardstock cut to 6 1/8" x 5 3/8". Wrap a length of ribbon around the bottom of the panel and attach the panel to the left side of the card base. Create a bow from the ribbon and glue to the center of the ribbon strip.

Color an Easter image with markers and trim to 6" x 3" Mat the image with Mandarin Curious Metallic Cardstock cut to 6 1/8" x 3 1/8". Attach the image to the card front, 1 1/8" from the left edge and 5/8" from the top edge.

Using flower die cut templates, cut flowers from Mandarin and Super Gold Curious Metallic Cardstock. Die cut flower centers from scraps of Chocolate Curious Metallic Cardstock. Using leaf die cut templates, cut leaves from Botanic Curious Metallic Cardstock. Arrange the flowers around the right side of the card as shown.


Glue one small flower and leaf to the upper left corner of the image.


Decorate the inside panel of the card by cutting a strip of Chocolate Curious Metallic Cardstock to 8 3/8" x 1 1/2" and attaching the strip to the bottom of the panel. Cut plaid paper to 8 1/4" x 1 3/8" and attach to the center of the Chocolate strip. Color the basket image with markers and fussy cut. Attach to the plaid strip with foam adhesive squares. Glue a small flower and leaf to the basket as shown.

Thanks for looking!

~ Gloria Stengel: Scraps of Life

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Easter Egg Hunt Layout



Hello everyone. Lisa M here today sharing an Easter layout using CutCardStock Curious Metallics (which are on sale this month). My layouts are usually done as two 8.5" x 11" pages. When I started the scrapbook for my daughter this was the size available. (As you can see by the date, I am a little behind.)


I started with 2 sheets of Curious Metallics in Cryogen White. I wanted to to add a splash of color, so I used the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer and Distress Markers.



Next, I used We R Memory Keepers Patterned Paper for some background mats. I matted the larger picture with Curious Metallic in Violette and pink from the Core'dinations Adhesive Back Card Stock in Carnival.


I used my Sizzix eClips 2 to cut the title for my page from the Core'dinations Adhesive Back Card Stock. You can see how detailed I was able to cut the words. 


The Core'dinations Adhesive Back Card Stock made it easy to apply the words to the page.


Then I added several Easter Eggs cut from Curious Metallics (Violette, Mandarin, and Lime) and Core'dinations Adhesive Back Card Stock. I matted some smaller pictures on the eggs. The large egg is hiding my journaling.

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