Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sip It with LRW



Welcome to our new challenge over at Little Red Wagon.  Heather is our hostess and she wants to see  what a creation with a drink on it.

For my card, I used one of my most favorite images, our beloved Birdbrain needs Coffee, which may be my most favorite beverage -

I found this great coffee themed paper which is a freebie over at the CoffeeShop Blog, here.  

Can't wait to see what you do with this challenge.  Be sure to stop by the Little Red Wagon to link up your creation and leave the Girlfriends a little be of love!  

Thanks for stopping by.

Aloha,
Brenda

Monday, August 21, 2017

Your's Only




Just a quick post to share another darling Sasayaki Glitter image.   I am honestly in love with so many of these darling images!  This cutie is called Your's Only and can be found here.  I used papers from an older Basic Grey stack called Picadilly.  He is colored with Copic markers and just a bit of Glossy Accents to make his glasses pop.  



For more Sasayaki goodness you can stop in at the blog or join in on the fun on Facebook.  Thanks for stopping by!

Aloha,
Brenda

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Thankful Trifold Card Tutorial

I've gotten a request to share how this card was made.  I'm not sure where the idea for this folded card came from...it's pretty safe to say I didn't come up with it on my own.  Here's my take on a triple fold card and a really rough tutorial on how I made this one -


I cut a piece of cardstock 12" x 5 3/4".  I leave a bit extra in width so I can even up the edges after folding.  The finished card should be 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" but you could adjust and make it taller if you wish.

I used a scoreboard to score at 4 1/4", 7 1/4" and 10 1/4".


I folded the first score(4 1/4") into a valley fold using a bone folder to burnish.


Then I folded the second score (7 1/4") into a mountain fold and again burnished with a bone folder.


The last score line (10 1/4") was made into a valley fold and burnished.


It looks like this from the side 

and this from the top.

At this point I would trim the card base to assure the ends are even and the height is as I intended.  Once that has been established I cut the design paper 1/8" smaller and adhered it to the card base.  For this card, I chose 3 different design papers and cut them into pieces 5 3/8" x 4 1/8", 5 3/8" x 2 7/8" and 5 3/8" x 1 3/8"

I adhered the two larger pieces to this side... 

flipped it over and adhered the smallest piece to the other side and then folded it all together as shown in the very first picture.

Last of all I cut a piece of cardstock 1" x 10", scored it at 4 14" and at 8 5/8", wrapped it around the card and glued down after cutting a wide V and adding some gold cardstock beneath.  Slip this over your card and you're done!  Easy peasy, right?

Hopefully this is helpful.  I realize it's very rough, keep in mind it's my first tutorial and I need to learn from this.  If you have questions or suggestions, please leave in the comments and I will try to answer them.  

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Dies - Frantic Stamper Elegant Thankful (FRA-DIE-10279), Wheat Stalk (FRA-DIE-10284)
Paper - DCWV Autumn Melody (found it!), Bazzill cardstock and gold posterboard from a local art store 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Frantic Stamper Thanksgiving Card



I wanted to share a trifold card I made with dies from the August release over at Frantic Stamper.  The dies used here are Wheat Stalk and Elegant Thankful.  These beautiful dies are so elegant and work so well with any of your Autumn creations.


I hope you'll stop in over at the Frantic Stamper Facebook page to take a look at all the wonderful creations the designers have created.  

Thanks for stopping in!

Aloha,
Brenda

PS - here's the tutorial as promised, a little rough, but now I've done my first one!

Supplies:
Dies - Frantic Stamper Elegant Thankful (FRA-DIE-10279) and Wheat Stalk (FRA-DIE-10284)
Paper -I think its DCWV but it's MIA in my studio, gold poster board from a local art store

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

LRW #407



Sandy has a fun challenge for us today.  She wants us to use bows or arrows on our projects this week.  This was the perfect time to pull out a set I got awhile back and hadn't had a chance to ink up.  It also gave me a chance to use some of the yummy Distress Oxide inks...gotta tell you, they are so nice to stamp with, such great coverage.  

Here's my card using "Go With It" from MFT -




It's always nice to have some cards in your stash to send when someone is having a tough go with life.  This should do fine.

Hope you can join us at Little Red Wagon this week!

Aloha,
Brenda

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Flamingo On The Beach




If it's August 15th and it is, that means there's a new release happening at Sasayaki Glitter!  I made my card with the freebie available for a very limited time over in the Facebook Group.  I would like for you to meet Flamingo On The Beach -


I wanted to make this look like a page out of her scrapbook.  Can't wait to see what you do!

Aloha,
Brenda

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Abstract Feathers



My card today is made with a beautiful Frantic Stamper background stamp, Abstract Feathers (FRA-CLG0B019) and the Elegant Thankful die (FRA-DIE-10279).  I stamped the image with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with Brutus Monroe's Copper Penny embossing powder.  The image was colored by blending Distress Inks onto the cardstock. This card has such a lovely shine thanks to the beautiful, intricate design.


Please take a minute to stop by the Frantic Stamper Facebook page to see the other wonderful creations made with this fabulous release!

Aloha,
Brenda