Saturday, July 14, 2012

Pink Princesses

Mom lent me her Circle Flip-its Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die, and I'm having so much fun with it. For example, I made these Birthday cards for our nieces! [Sorry that the photos aren't great; it's been gray here and I just couldn't get good lighting!]

This first card was inspired by Lili's Little Fairies Pretty In Pink Challenge, so I used one of my precious, long-hoarded, pre-colored die cuts from Lili of the Valley. Using Diamond Glaze, I added shimmer to her bow and FlowerSoft to her boa & tutu.

Mom also sent me some yummy SU! papers she got from a friend of hers who's a consultant...she uses it for rosettes, so I took that tip from her. I cut the rosette with my TH die, and used my Swirl Sizzix die for the flourishes. The sentiment is heat-embossed with a Stampendous stamp on Core'dinations cardstock, and is cut/embossed with the wavy banner die from a•muse studio's Cupcake Toppers set. 

I created borders for the circles with pink Liquid Pearls. For the flip-side, I stamped the crown in pink & heat-embossed it in Kaleidoscope. The "Princess" sentiment is heat-embossed in a coral red.

My second card was inspired by the fact that our niece's birthday party is going to have a "luau" theme. I totally hoard my mulberry-paper flowers, but I sure had fun with them here! I strung the small flowers onto thread, and then carefully glued it down.

The black-and-green card base is actually a black-and-white DP that I sprayed with "Meadow Green" Tattered Angels glimmer mist. I sprayed the white pieces, ribbon, and lizard with "Iridescent Gold".

I heat-embossed the flowers in shiny green onto this great hot-pink, textured Core'dinations cardstock, then colored them in with my Copics (I know, I know, I shouldn't be using my Copics near colored embossing, but I just can't help myself!). The large hibiscus and lizard stamps are from a Recollections set, and the small hibiscus stamp is from Dilo en Español's Que Siga La Fiesta set. The sentiment is from Hero Arts, I think.

I'm entering this card into Shopping Our Stash #59: Extra Fold or Pleats [(much of this uses stash items).

Thank you for visiting,


Manderly said...

CJ- These are great cards! I love how you have made them and would like to try this fold sometime. I think I like your Mulberry flower one best, oh, maybe I like the Princess best...oh, I love all of them! Very creative you are! Thank you for becoming a follower. It means much to me. I hope to see you around!

Annette said...

Great cards, and I love how you've added the flower soft to the girlie's scarf.

Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for Lili’s Little Fairies.

Leslie Hanna said...

These are great! You obviously have way more patience than I do, too! OMGosh, that string of flowers? Pffth. Better you than me. :)

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Elise said...

So very beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Lili's Little Fairies!