Friday, June 14, 2013

Creative Card Ideas With The Crop Stop and LYB

I love the beautiful colors and gorgeous details of Simple Stories' Vintage Bliss collection.  In fact, the Couture Creations doily die cuts completely reminded of the roses and lace in this collection, so I thought I would make a card combining the products.
The Crop Stop sent me the gorgeous embossing folders I mentioned last week, but these great die cuts from Couture Creations are just as much fun, just as beautiful and worked so well with my Spellbinders Grand Calibur.
I thought this rose sticker stacker from Simple Stories was the perfect center for the two layered doilies.  I used some of the Candi Fix foam pads to separate them and add depth to the cluster.  Although the sticker stacker already had a sentiment.  I added one more " Loved." sticker to the mix to extend the thought.  Then I tied a little bit of the sheer green polka ribbon that the Crop Stop sent me into the cluster to complete the look.
The Exotic embossing folder from Couture Creations is such a great background and I love how it looks with patterned paper.  I used this newsprint paper from the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss collection and love how the vines pop right out, but allows you to still be able to see the print on the paper.

Sometimes keeping it simple is a great way to incorporate mixed media elements into a project.  I chose one of the Naturals Canvas Stickers and the Faber-Castell Mix & Match Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils as the focal point of my card.  The colors of the pencils were a perfect match for our Poppy collection.
The Naturals Canvas Stickers are very easy to color and there are so many cool designs to choose from.  I used the Whimsy group, but any of the designs in this collection would have looked great with Poppy.
The watercolor pencils were easy to apply to the canvas and filled in with vibrant color as soon as I added water with the paint brush.  I had a little bit of bleeding, but not too much and the effect is actually pretty cool.  I used some of the Tropical Gelatos to color the leaves of the flower and to add some smudging to the corners of the card.  Finished the card off with some Poppy Vellum Tape

LYB Products:
NA-CV20 Canvas Stickers - Whimsy

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Products:
Mix & Match Gelatos in Tropical
Mix & Match Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

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Valerie Andrieux said...

Great cards ! I love the colors of the Vintage Bliss Collection.

Kimberly Kett said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the layered bits in the first one!