Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hybrid Card with E. Bell for SCACD

Hey friends!  I've missed you...  I decided to make the entire Thanksgiving week a vacation for me.  I didn't really do much - a couple of days I even stayed in my jammies :D  However, I did get a couple of projects finished while my belly was stuffed with all the traditional Thanksgiving Day goodies!

Today I'd like to show you a fun card I made using both digital and traditional supplies.  I began by stamping Who's Me by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and coloring with my fave Copic Markers (ShinHan's can be found HERE).  Who's Me is from Sampler #8 which is a fabulous collection!  This sweet image is accented with Stardust Stickles (which I can not live without!) and Transparent Gloss Gel on her shoes and eyes for that shine   : )

Since I had time to clean up my craft room a bit, I was able to get to my sewing machine - yay!!!  The image, layered over a Nitwit digi paper, was sewn around the edges.  I've also sewn a zigzag pattern over the background digi papers.  (Don't have a sewing machine?  Try the Sew Easy HERE).  I used Photoshop Elements to print the paper and my Cameo to print and cut the cute li'l flowerpot and heart.

*Tip #1:  I've just recently discovered both Epson Presentation Paper 44lb. and HP Matte Brochure Paper 48lb.  It makes a HUGE difference in the quality of the digi prints!  As you can see, the colors are bright and (I think) you can't tell that these are not 'real' lol!  You know what I mean... I didn't cut them from a paper pad, but printed them from a digital file : )

In case you are wondering if I'm a paper pad hater... fear not!  In fact I LOVE 'em!!!  I'll be showing you some NEW from the store at the end of this post!

To give the flowerpot a little more dimension, I layered the pot twice and covered it with Transparent Gloss Gel; then layered the flower three times and gave it a Stardust Stickles center.  It's popped up with foam dimensionals.  My fave Best Glue Ever was used to adhere the rest of the card.

*Tip #2:  I have found that using a regular pencil eraser works great at cleaning up any extra glue that got where I didn't want it!  I tried the Adhesive Pick-up HERE which works great for other adhesives, but for the Best Glue Ever, try an eraser (you're welcome!) lol.

The sentiment is from My Time Made Easy and the gorgeous lace-rose ribbon I picked up from Hobby Lobby.

Challenges Entered:
Pile It On - Anything But a Christmas Card
Cute Card Thursday - Girls Only
Totally PaperCrafts - All Stitched Up
Loves Rubberstamps - Fun with Ribbon
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Make it Girly

New Products You'll Want to See!!!

  • New 6x6 Paper Pads- Bazzill, Simple Stories and more- HERE!
  • Newest Distress StainsHERE!
  • New Artistcellar 6x6 StencilsHERE!
  • New Spellbinders D-LitesHERE!
  • New Stamping Bella Uptown Girl stamps-HERE!
  • New Make It Crafty ChipboardHERE!

So happy to be back... I hope to visit you soon too!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~


mariska said...

This is such a beautiful card Lori.
And I love the collors you use.


Sandra H said...

Hi Lori, Oh your card and image is stunning and that stitching is amazing great tools to use too! x

Wendy said...

Totally gorgeous, love your fantastic colouring....Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

mixamatoasties said...

Beautiful card.

Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts this week.


Kathi said...

Absolutely beautiful card.

I love your color scheme, design, embellishments, and coloring.

Stitching adds the perfect finishing touch.

carol said...

Gorgeous card, so sweet, thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at TPC x carol

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