Sunday, May 16, 2010

Girly Girl Card and Quickie Ornament Tutorial

Yesterday I was able to play in my craft room for no other reason than to play. I love being on design teams, because they give me a "reason" to craft as well as give motivation when I just don't feel like it. Sometime, though, it is fun to play for not reason whatsoever.
I looked through my images and found one I purchased that has been saved yet unused. This is Country Maisy with Birds by Di's Digi Downloads. She is so pretty and Innocent. To fit her in this nestie frame, I had to use a size that left a big white area. Paper piercing seemed the perfect filler. This piercing pattern is new from Fred She Said which was made for the Nestie label #8 or the SU Top Note Die.

I added some Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium to the flowers to create a subtle shimmer, almost like a fine morning dew.

Using my Sakura silver gel pen, I outlined all the flowers.

I need to mention this paper! It is called Vintage Luster which I purchased from Paper Temptress. You can get a good look at it when you click on the left photo below. What beautiful swirls it has. There is no need to add texture to the paper with an embossing folder! Best of all, though she only sells it in the silver/white, you can make it any color you would like to match your other paper perfectly. All you need to do is give it one coat from your makers, which is absorbed instantly and evenly. You will not loose any of the luster either! Stunning!!!

I love this ribbon. I have had it for over a year, maybe even 2. It simply has not matched any projects I have made until now. How exciting it was to find it matched perfectly with the paper piercing.

The sentiment says : "Happiness comes in many forms but always from the heart." which is from the Stampin' Up set "Heard from the Heart".

Challenges I am entering her into:
Digi Doodle Shop: Ribbon
Meljens Designs: Flower & Bloom
Prairie Fairy: Flowers
Whimsical Ink Sorority: use a word with only 4 letters (I used bird and girl)
Belli Challenge #91: Holes Punches (paper piercing)

Very Quick Ornament Tutorial:
A few people have asked about the ornaments I made that I posted here. Here is a quick run down and an other tutorials for you. I decided to post these for you rather than recreate the wheel, LOL.

The first thing I did was make some rub-ons of the digital images. You can read how to do this in my tutorial here.

Next I made the glitter ornament out of a round plain one that I purchased after Christmas last year. Who here does not love and after holiday sale!?!!! The price was super, just about 50 cents per pack of 6!!!

As that drip dried, I made the heart ornament. This is a flat glass ornament that I purchased at the same sale. Another 50 cents per ornament I believe. I chose the heart since it is less Christmas like, therefore can be used all year long as well as hung on a tree.

To add the shine, I went over the image with the Sakura glitter pens AFTER adhering to the ornament. All other coloring was done before adhering.

I did the same thing to the round ornament after the excess ink finished dripping out of it.

Finally adding some to the outlines stickers and running my Kryon gold pen around the edge of the flat ornament.

To easy really. I made some of these for Christmas gifts last year. Very quick and easy, which is what I needed since he is the youngest of 10!

Here is a video tutorial for you showing how to make the glitter ornament, which is absolutely stunning without any stickers or images. I am sorry that I do not yet know how to embed a video into a blogger post, since I have only been using it for about 3 weeks. All you need to do is click on the link below and you will be brought right to it.

Youtube glitter ornament

ANNOUNCEMENT: I will be adding even more blog candy tomorrow for the 25+ followers. Only 3 away for yet more! Thank you all for following and I hope I can make it fun for you :o)

Thank you all for sharing this day with me :o)



Judy said...

Hi Sandy. What a precious card! Your coloring is impeccable, and you really have a flair for design. Just love it. Thank you so very much for entering our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best. It's an honor to have you.


joy said...

How pretty. The coloring is beautiful and your paper piercing perfect. Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

Karen said...

Lovely pretty card, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Lauretta See said...

so beautiful!! great job!
thank you for joining the challenge this week on MelJens Designs.
good luck! said...

Beautiful card... I love the colors ..thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge this week.


KymKreates said...

Lovely ribbon application!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Monika Reeck said...

Your paper piercing is soooo lovely..wooow and your flower is adorable..yummy ribbon too..and the coloring of Images is super...thanks for joining us at DDSB Challenge this week, hugs, Monika

Trisha said...

Such a pretty and dainty card! Thanks for joining us at FFF this week! Come check-out my blog candy if u wish! I'm becoming a follower-love your work! Hugs, XXX Trisha

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card love the colouring.Thank you for sharing this with us at Digi doodle this

Suzi said...

Such a pretty card, and I love your flowers. Thank you for joining in with us at Fairy Fun Fridays. Hope to see you again soon.
Suzi xx

Amber said...

Beautiful card Sandy! So elegant and I love the colors!

Karen Howard said...

Beautiful layout and stunning image! Love the paper pierced swirls!

Sprytebyrd said...

What a lovely card! Such a good idea to use paper piercing to fill up that space, it looks fantastic!
Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!! Good Luck on the challenge!
♥Dee (Spryte)♥

Pascale said...

This is so beautiful Sandy such gorgeous colouring thanks for sharing with us at digi doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale

jo said...

So pretty! Thank you so much for playing along with us at DDSB! :)


Nicole said...

WOWSERS, you are on a roll! thanks again for joining us at meljen's!! xoxo

Maria Matter said...

Hi Sandy! this is so beautiful! the paper piercing is perfect for the belli challenge, thank you for playing along!

Jean said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Sandy. Your coloring is perfect!