Monday, January 10, 2011

Stampendous Star Lilies + Nellie Snellen Multiframes and border dies!

Hello Blogging friends!  I made a Mother's Day card using a fabulous sketch from Taylor Von Bruggen of Taylored Expressions (USA) from way back on June 11, 2010:  Sketch Challenge #117.  I am a big fan of Taylor's Sketches and a few days ago, downloaded her 2 x Sketch Books which are on the RHS of her Blog listed under the Baker's Dozen Design Team members.  It is a PDF file so you will need Acrobat Reader (free download from the Web) to open it.  I have a folder with Sketches which I love to look through when my mojo has gone missing or I just need some inspiration.  THANKS Taylor!!

Anyway, onto the card.  The stamp is a beautiful NEW stamp by Stampendous called "Star Lily" and was coloured with Derwent Coloursoft and Prismacolor pencils + OMS.  It was really easy to colour as I just coloured the centres of each petal and left the white as highlight.  I added a tiny bit of pink here and there on the leaves and stems which was something I learnt from my Decorative Painting teacher many years ago.  If you add some of your flower colour to leaves, it really "lifts" the whole picture.  I didn't draw on the colour with my pencils: I just used my paper stump that already had the pink colour on it + OMS, and just "smudged" it on.  I lightly coloured around the image with blue chalk.

I decided to add some fun flock to the pollen on the stamens.  At first, I added some glitter, but it didn't look right, so I scraped it off and went with the flock instead.   Here is a close-up piccy:

The rosepink punched border was made with one of my NEW Nellie Snellen border dies - you get 2 in a pack.  Isn't it pretty?!!  You use the same sandwich in your Cuttlebug as for Spellbinder Nesties: A plate, C plate, die, cardstock, B plate.  This particular set of border dies is not listed on Fat Cat Card Corner's website at the moment, but will be soon (although there is another border set there).  I added a Scor-Pal line just above the punched border (bit hard to see in the photo).

I ran the designer paper through my Cuttlebug using my Jamara embossing folder just because I LOVE texture - but really any folder of a similar nature would work equally as well.  The ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements, and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy.

I added the tiny punched hearts which are the leftover punchies from using Arrows border punch (you know how much I love these little hearts LOL!!)

And here is the card inside:

I used the largest of my Nellen Snellen Doily Flower Multiframes to diecut the rosepink cardstock, and the matching plain circle (from the same dieset) to diecut the sentiment circle.  The sentiment is a retired Elzybells stamp.  And those tiny hearts just had to added!

Check out the button!  I used a new product called the Epiphany Button Studio which is for making your own buttons, ie: you buy the matching clear see-through buttons (in my case, I used 20mm buttons) and peel off the film to reveal a sticky side.  You slide your cardstock or designer paper into the Button maker, put the button on top (sticky-side down), then press the top of  the Button maker and it punches your cardstock/dp to the same size as the button, sticks the button to it and punches the centre holes.  Confused?  Well, here is a video from You Tube - I am a visual learner, so found this easier......  I tried to "embed" the video, but couldn't work it out, so I'll just have a link here for now and try to work it out later.  It really is a very easy product to use and great if you need a matching button, but don't have one in your stash.  Fat Cat's Card Corner have 2 sizes of the round buttons:  14mm and 20mm.

And there is even a flower button maker - this is next on my list of "must-haves".  The size is 20mm.

You-Tube video of how to use the Epiphany Button Studio button-maker

Here is a close-up of my button.  I used the same rosepink cardstock to make my button and threaded some pink and white twine through then popped it up on 2mm mounts (dimensionals).

Phew - that was a long post!!  Thanks for stopping by!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Stampendous Star Lilies CRP115 foam-mounted cling rubber
              Happy Mother's Day sentiment - from Kaisercraft CS916 Occasions clear set of 3
              Beautiful Day - Elzybells 03-252 (retired)

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black

Designer paper:  Daisy d's Sweet Baby Jane Collection - Sleepy time

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Nellie Snellen dies: Doily Flower MFD020 and Border 2 MFD023, Cuttlebug Jamara embossing folder, Scor-Pal, Bow Easy, grosgrain ribbon, pink/white twine, OMS, Derwent Coloursoft and Prismacolor pencils, paper stumps, 2mm mounts, Kaisercolour chalk, Stampendous Fun Flock - Lemonade yellow, Designer Dries clear adhesive (for the flock), Epiphany Button Studio 20mm, Button Studio clear round buttons 20mm, cardstock: rosepink, KW Doggett "Knight" white

Punches:  Stampin' Up corner punch, EK Success Arrows border punch


ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Well done just love the subtle tones you used Jobear, the paper matches the stamp and colouring beautifully.. and also the button maker looks super it! might just have to add it to my wish list.God bless your day!
love Shaz in Oz.xx
PS I better get off here and DO something!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Oh my Jocelyn, this card is as gorgeous inside as it is on the outside. Your coloring brings out the true dimension of this beautiful image and the touch of fun flock is the perfect addition. Looks so real, I just might sneeze. =) Thanks for sharing your creativity!

PepPop said...

Beautiful card Jocelyn. I love the textures pattered paper and wow how cool is the button maker. I must look out for it in the UK. Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year. Jaqui x

Sarah said...

Jocelyn this card is beautiful! Your colouring is superb and I think the flocking is great as the pollen. I loved how you embossed the DP, if anything, it enhanced it's beauty.

I'm doing okay, thanks for asking hun. Suffering a bit at the mo cos hubby has passed on his germs, but apart from that I've been enjoying my card making again.

Sarah xx :0)

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

OH, I love stargazer lillies! Had them in my wedding bouquet. Your coloring of them is perfect! Love the fuzy stamens too! Hmmm, that button maker looks interesting....

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

PS: And look at you doing the inside of the card right away!!

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