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Friday, February 25, 2011

For Leah Part One - Cards and Card Box


Hello, my papercrafting pals:o) Before I get into today's creations, I thought I would share some awesome news that I received yesterday...our oldest son, Jonathon, is on his way home from Iraq!!!!!!! He should be arriving here late Friday night or very early Saturday morning:):):) Plus, his wife (Desiree) will be arriving here from Hawaii around the same time...they may even be on the same flight leaving Atlanta, and it was't even planned that way. How awesome would that be? Needless to say, I am one VERY HAPPY MOMMA!!! We may only have them here for two weeks, but it will be the best two weeks until he is home from Iraq for good!!

Okay...now that I got to share my happiness and excitement with all of you...let's get to today's creations. I have a soon-to-be SIL that I absolutely ADORE!!! She and my youngest brother have been dating for quite some time now, and I love her to pieces:o) Her name is Leah, and she is one of THE kindest and most caring people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing...she's also a cutie pie. Well, Leah loves fairies!! So, I decided to make her a gift set with some beautiful fairy stamps I purchased a couple years ago. Since her baby sister recently enlisted into the Navy, I thought she could use some cards to send to her. After making the cards, I figured she would need something to hold them, so I made her a card box. The above piccie is of the box. I kept it rather simple because I wanted the lovely image, Kyra, to be the focal point. Isn't she gorgeous? I just love this stamp!!!


Above is a closeup of Kyra and shows the shimmer in her wings. As soon as I saw this image, I knew I didn't want to color in her wings with markers...I wanted to use my Creative Inspirations paint in Fairy Dust instead. What I like about the paint is it shows her sparkly wings, yet you can still see the details beneath the wings. If you have never tried this fabulous paint, you really don't know what you're missing because it adds a wonderful shimmer to everything and comes in a wide variety of colors. Still, Fairy Dust is my all time fave:)


The card above features the adorable stamp Chloe. Isn't she a cutie? I love the way she seems lost in thought...kinda like she is missing someone she loves. You can get a better idea of the shimmer in her wings from the Fairy Dust paint. No matter what color you use, the paint adds the shimmer and allows the color beneath it to shine through.


The above card showcases the sweet image Mini Kyra. She is almost identical to the image on the card box only smaller and facing the opposite direction. I love the vintage feel to this image...I could see her in a silent movie...can't you?



Above is a closeup showing the shimmer created by the Fairy Dust paint. The paint can be very shimmery or hardly a sparkle at all...it all depends upon the way the light hits the image.


The card above, and the two below, features the darling stamp Paloma. I think she is so sweet and looks a bit dainty.





Above is a closeup of sweet Paloma. Here, you can see how the shimmer in the paint and the shimmer in Stickles differ...the paint is softer.

Okay, I think I have taken up enough of your time. If you would like to know what supplies were used in each card, the list can be found at the end of this post. I still have an altered composition book, a journal and a to-do organizer that accompanies this gift. I will be sharing them with you over the next few days.

Here are the challenges I am playing in today...there are loads of fantasy inspired themes going on this week:
  • Color Dare - Their color palette is: Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke and a Neutral of choice
  • Magical Monday Challenge - Their theme is Lace and you are required to use a magical image...i.e., mermaids, fairies, angels, pixies, dragons, etc...
Have a wonderful Friday everyone!!!! I very much appreciate your visit and hope you saw something you liked and will be back again:o) Enjoy your weekend!!! I will see you tomorrow with another sneak peek of some Freshly Brewed Rubbah!


Card Box and Card Supplies:
Kyra Card Box: Bazzill card stock (periwinkle and violet), Prismacolor markers, Creative Inspirations Paint in Fairy Dust, Crystal Stickles, Nestabilities Curved Rectangles, Paper Studio adhesive pearls, Offray ribbon in cream, violet ribbon from Big Lots (it was wired ribbon, but I pulled the wires out), and eyelet lace from stash

Chloe Card: Bazzill card stock (periwinkle and violet), Prismacolor markers, Creative Inspirations Paint in Fairy Dust, Crystal Stickles, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Offray ribbon in cream, Decorative Trim lavender lace from Hobby Lobby, and button from stash

Mini Kyra Card: Bazzill card stock (periwinkle), Emma from Making Memories Kids Collection - Dots patterned paper, Prismacolor markers, Creative Inspirations Paint in Fairy Dust, Crystal Stickles, Paper Studio adhesive pearls, violet ribbon from Big Lots (it was wired ribbon, but I pulled the wires out), eyelet lace from stash, and EK Success corner punch

Paloma Card #1: Bazzill card stock (periwinkle), Emma from Making Memories Kids Collection - Dots patterned paper, Prismacolor markers, Creative Inspirations Paint in Fairy Dust, Crystal Stickles, Paper Studio adhesive pearls, violet ribbon from Big Lots (it was wired ribbon, but I pulled the wires out), Martha Stewart butterfly punch, and Nestabilities oval and scalloped ovals

Paloma Card #2: Papertrey Ink card stock and satin ribbon (leaf green), Emma from Making Memories Kids Collection - Flowers patterned paper, Prismacolor markers, Creative Inspirations Paint in Fairy Dust, Crystal Stickles, Paper Studio adhesive pearls, violet ribbon from Big Lots (it was wired ribbon, but I pulled the wires out), Nestabilities rectangle, and eyelet lace and rickrack from stash

Paloma Card #3: Bazzill card stock (periwinkle and violet), Papertrey Ink card stock and swiss dot satin ribbon (leaf green), Prismacolor markers, Creative Inspirations Paint in Fairy Dust, Crystal Stickles,  Nestabilities rectangle, Paper Studio adhesive pearls, and eyelet lace from stash

17 comments:

princesskitten said...

They are darling little images

kitten DYSU team

Carmen O. said...

Wow girl! This set is AWESOMELY CUTE! Leah is one lucky gal to have a soon to be SIL like you. :) I must put Fairy dust on my list of goodies to acquire. You always create the most fabulous creations with what you have on hand. Love it! PS you already know how excited I am for you that Jonathon is on his way!!

Miranda said...

gorgeous cards Carolyn, they are both lovely, the images are soooooo cute
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week
hugs
Miranda

Vicky said...

Gorgeous cards I love the images they are adorable.
Thankyou for joining us girlies over at Crafts & Me & Crafty Purple Frog Challenges, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

Sandra P said...

They are all so beautiful! Those images are just darling :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Hugs,
Sandra P

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

gorgeous cards Carolyn, they are both lovely, the images are soooooo cute............

Hugs
Judith

Stacy said...

OH what a Lovely gift! Such a beautiful color scheme, and oh your images are just adorable! I am so happy you are going to get to spend some time with your son and his wife. How exciting! I hope your time together is full of blessings and goes slowly for you!!!!
HUGS!

Shelly's Images said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing your project with us this week for our ribbon challenge at Shelly's Images. I had so much fun visiting your blog again this week. :)

Creative Inspirations said...

Those cards are beautiful. I love the images!!! Thank you for sharing your input on the paints. We really love to hear that people like them and to be able to see how you use them. Great job and we love your projects!!!

Susana M said...

Hey KnK
Awesome job and thanks for the love :o)
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

WencheP said...

Fabulous cards, absolutely love the images. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

very sweet girl!
thanks for joinin us at TCPF!!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful cards and box! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

Heidi said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joinging the Magical Mondays Lace Challenge.

Marisa said...

You have gone to town on this colour combo - wow! Darling set of images and wonderfully coloured. Great projects and cards. Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Dare this week :)

Glenda J said...

So sweet and adorable! Great colouring! Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare!

Sammibug said...

Wonderful projects! Love them all! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Shelly's Images in our ribbon challenge.