Thursday, July 23, 2009

Another card made with FSS Flutterby

Here is another card I made with the flutterby from Fred, She Said's latest release: Flutterbies for Your Flowers. This one is the same coloring as the smaller one I posted on the last card made with the Flutterbies. This one is just printed larger. The backing paper for this one is done with a technique called Chalk Lines (click here for link to the video tutorial). I used Delta Ceramcoat Gold Iridescent Special Effects Glaze on this Flutterby too...just Love the effect it gives! ;-) The Tea Bag fold is Jeannie Pelletreau's Plaid Some More Fold V1 and the tile is from one of the ladies from Circle of Crafters (suerich). The Holographic Mirri Board is from some folders that I found at WalMart. ;-)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Another New Release from Fred, She Said!

Here is another of the New Releases from Fred, She Said. I just had WAY too much fun painting this one in Photoshop with my Wacom Digital Drawing Pad! The backing paper is one from my first Backing Paper CD. I used Tracey's new Lovely Blossom & Butterfly Digi-Stamp Set for the card. The trail of the butterfly is part of a swirl from a QuicKutz Flourish die.

Before I cut out the Butterfly, I used Delta Ceramcoat Gold Iridescent Special Effect Glaze on it. I put tape behind the antenae again so they could remain free after cutting without fear of tearing.
This picture shows a bit of the shine, but not near the iridescent shimmer of the glaze.

If you haven't already checked out Tracey's blog for the Challenge, you really should! The DigiFreebie that she is giving out to use for it is really Awesome! Make a project using the Freebie and post it with Mr Linkie, following the posting instructions and you stand a chance on winning ALL of the New Releases PLUS $20 Gift Certificate to Fred, She Said Store! How cool is that?!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Flutterbies for Your Flowers - New Release!

It is official! WooHoo! I am now a member of Tracey's Design Team! Here is my very first card made as one of the DT Members.

The Flutterbies are one of Tracey's (Fred, She Said) new releases that is being released today. She is also having a Challenge using a Digi Freebie (with Prizes!), so be sure to check out her Blog! I layered the backing paper over one of mine and gave it more of a "gold" color by doing some "tweeking" with different layers and adjustments. I colored the 3-D Flutterby in Photoshop and used Aleene's Tack-it Over & Over brushed on thinly to coat the top Flutterby, then covered with Glamour Dust. I put a piece of clear tape behind the antenae before I cut them out, so they could be "free" without worry of tearing. It is hard to see in the picture, but I also added a bit of Amber Satin Colorbox Ink around the edge of the Flutterbies backing paper and on the top layer of the Big Dahlia using a Large Scruffy Brush from Donna Dewberry to enhance the gold of the card. This card was made for a Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Here is a closer look at the Flutterby.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Folded Ribbon Roses Card and Tutorial

Here is a card I made using Folded Ribbon Roses. The paper is all embossed paper. The lighter paper is a pale Silver stripe embossed. The silver between is a Crumpled Metallic paper that was purchased in a pack with the top piece from Joann's. The ferns are punched using a Martha Stewar punch and the ribbon used for the bow is the same ribbon used for the center rose and was purchased at WalMart. I didn't actually use ribbon for the red roses, but used a kind of hem binding, folded in half lengthwise.
I also made a box to go with this card. The paper I used for the lid of the box was designed by Penny Wessenauer.

Here is a Tutorial for making the Folded Ribbon Roses I made in this card. Have fun!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Tutorial for Cropping to save ink when printing

Here is a Tutorial I have written for Tracey from Fred, She Said. The program used it Microsoft Paint, but will also work in Adobe Photoshop and (I imagine is pretty much the same) in Paint Shop Pro. If you don't know where Paint is on your computer, click on Start, Programs, Accessories and it should be in that drop down menu (unless someone has moved it. ;-) )
The sheet I used for this Tutorial is Tracey's Pink 'n Mellow Faux Foldy Flowers Freebie.

I hope this Tutorial helps you and there will be more Tuts to follow. Click on each picture to bring it to full screen.

(Edited: Again! I figured the image thing out! Wahoo! They now work when you click on them! :->)