Faux Metal Tutorial

This was so much fun!!! My page titled The Journey (above this tut) features this faux metal. Here are the supplies you'll need...

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Crepe Paper Carnations

How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways!! Isn't this flower adorable!? I ran across this tutorial on the web months ago and it has been rolling around my head ever since. It is so versatile making it perfect for every one one of your gorgeous creations. Let's go!

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Calla Lily

I fell in love with this flower when I saw a video for it on the Heartfelt Creations website. So, if you don't want to read my tutorial you can click here to watch it over at HC. I did distress this up a little bit, which is not on the video. All right! Let's get started......

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Faux Leather Tutorial

Making faux leather is easier than you think. I know, I say that about a lot of my tutorials. Have I been wrong? LOL...

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Snowy Poinsettia

These flowers are just too cute! They are beyond easy to make too...BONUS!

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Emerging Color Stamping Technique

Ok, I'll admit it...I really love stamping and the more I stamp the more I want to stamp. It's a wonderfully vicious circle. Emerging Color is one of those techniques that have some very basic and constant elements to it, but the creative license is all yours in how you present it. I'm sure if you Google or YouTube you will find a ton of tutorials and a lot of them will be very similar. Emerging Color boils down to this one word: resist. This is at its very core a resist technique. The whole trick to doing this is to remember that you will work in layers.

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Petaloo & Jillibean Soup Week

This has been such a fun week over at the Petaloo and Jillibean Soup Blogs.   Go check it out!!!

Imagine my surprise when I opened my box and saw all of the fun and cheery product I got to play with!!!  Jillibean's Christmas Eve Chowder screams "make cards with me...make cards....!!!"  Can you hear it?  Ssh...listen.....Yup, there it is!  This paper line is soooooo much fun.  Full of bright and cheery colors and fun images.  The year making cards has been one of my goals.  I never considered myself a card maker, and I certainly wouldn't show you one if I made it. LOL  However, you can't get better if you don't practice.  So, here I am practicing! 

Look at that chubby little penguin!  Love him!  Petaloo's Jeweled Florettes are a perfect accent and are oh-so-stackable.

Say it with me... "candied poinsettias". :)  How awesome are they?! I gently bent the petals upwards and placed a color me crazy dahlia behind it to make it POP! mmm-mmm-mmmm!  Yummy!

 BAM! Hearty Barley by Jillibean evokes images of a vintage 60's cabin.  I love the Kraft paper in this line. 

Christmas Eve Chowder and Hearty Barley...sounds like a great combo and it looks even better.  I mixed and matched these two lines to dress up my card.

I cut some flowers out of the Hearty Barley paper to use as a back drop for my Candied Poinsettia.  I plumped up my flower arrangement by adding some Devon Silk paper Flowers.  Ahhh, so fresh, crispy and snowy-feeling.
I hope these cards get you in the mood.  Most of all I hope they bring back that innocent and magical feel of the holiday season.  To you and yours....may you have the happiest and healthiest of holidays.

Hugs, Lisa V.
Jillibean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder
Jillibean Soup Hearty Barley
Petaloo Jeweled Florettes
Petaloo Candied Poinsettias
Petaloo Devon Collection Silk Paper Flowers
Petaloo Tiffany's Treasure Jeweled Centers in emerald green
Petaloo Color Me Crazy Collection


MONICA said...

Lisa,tus trabajos son realmente maravillosos, me alegro de haberte descubierto.
Un saludo y te invito a visitarme si tienes un rato libre y te apetece, estaria encantada

LISA said...

Beautiful cards!! I love them all!!

Robin Shakoor said...

These cards are terrific!