Friday, February 24, 2017

Cheery Lynn Hello

Hi, I'm back today with a new card that uses only a few dies.  I used distress ink to color paper in shades of blue before cutting out the feathers and background.  The hello die from the Bohemian Word Set was covered in frantage gold embossing powder.  

This was a simple and relatively quick card to make but I waited to put it together until the ink dried.  I could have used a heat tool but I tend to cut and then color and I wasn't sure if coloring first and heating would cause the paper to warp so I let it dry naturally.

Even with the variegated color you can really see the gorgeous detail on these leaves.  The leaves were secured to the card with double sided foam tape for added dimension.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Hugs, Jenny

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Cheery Lynn Blue & Gold

Hi crafty friends!  It's Jenny here today sharing a centerpiece project I made using Cheery Lynn dies. All of my school-aged children are in scouting and the big cub scout anniversary dinner blue & gold is typically held around February in our pack.  I am helping out this year by creating centerpieces.  

The theme of this year's dinner is Western and I thought the new Mandela Doily die looked similar to designs I've seen on bandanas.  These centerpieces are essentially card toppers or simple lollipop cards.  I taped skewers to the backs of each and then finished the backs by gluing another piece of card stock, sandwiching the skewer in the middle.  I added sand to the bottoms of mason jars so the skewers would stay positioned in the direction I wanted. 

Before assembling, I used a makeup sponge and distress ink to age the edges with a little ink.  The distressing helped tie the blue and gold colors with the western theme.  After I adhered the skewers to the stars, I thought they'd be great done in pink for a girl's birthday and could double as wands.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Cheery Lynn Paisley Love

Hi everyone!  Jenny here today sharing a card using dies from Cheery Lynn's latest release.  I cut the white background with the Paisley Frame and adhered a patterned paper to the back.  I then layered that onto pink card stock before affixing it to the front of an A2 sized card.  I cut the paisley backroud down a little so I had room to add the pink layer.

After the background was set, I started assembling flowers.  I used the Mehndi Botanicals #1 set and cut the flowers a few times out of both pink and yellow paper.  The highest flower was also backed by the cute Mandala Doily.  To finish the card off I added the Love  sentiment and light green rhinestones to the flower centers.

Cheery Lynn Dies
Love B227

This card was quick and simple to create but the intricate Paisley Frame really makes it stand out.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Cheery Lynn Happy New Year!

Hi friends!  Today I'm sharing more dies from Cheery Lynn's latest release.  I've been having so much fun designing with all the new dies.  On this card I used the new Yin Yang to create a Chinese New Year card.  

To create the different colors I cut two Yin Yangs.  I cut one in half and used the smooth half as a mask laying it down over the white side before sponging the patterned side of the Yin Yang with distress inks. The Yin Yang was layered on top of the Florence Filigree Doliy.  The Happy New Year and 2017 are both from the New Year Shaker set.  I cut the numbers out of the shaker rectangle.  They were the perfect size and I really like the classic font. 

To add a little more interest, the filigree doily is popped up with foam tape and I used a Wink of Stella pen to add sparkle to the colored half of the Yin Yang.  I also glued clear rhinestones to the Yin Yang to finish it off.

New Year Shaker K102

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and make sure to check out all the new beautiful Bohemian dies on the website.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cheery Lynn January 2017 New Release Blog Hop - Bohemian Collection!

Hi crafty friends and welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs January 2017 Blog Hop featuring the new Bohemian die collection!  I am excited to show you three of Cheery Lynn's gorgeous brand new dies in action! 

If you arrived from Debbie's blog you are on the right track.  If not, you can head back to the main Cheery Lynn blog HERE and start from the beginning.  Make sure to leave a comment on the Cheery Lynn blog for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate. 

Out of all the new dies I was probably most curious to play with the Hippie Heroine.  She's so fun!  She has beautiful and unique details and she could work on cards for almost any occasion.  I colored her with distress inks and glued her to a piece of kraft card stock which peeks beneath the details in her hair.  She is popped up with foam tape underneath.

As much as I was thrilled with the Hippie Heroine, I'm a flower girl at heart and was over the moon to ink up these new Mehndi Botanicals.  One of the details that makes these flowers amazing is the score lines on blue-green flower.  It makes accordion-folding a breeze.  The dimension and pierced details on the petal and leaf edges are also gorgeous and whimsical.  

The yellow flower was shaped with a stylus tool.  It has so many petals which creates a very full flower.  The cute little orange flower was created by stacking two smaller dies from the flower set.  The new Indie Border die, backed with patterned paper, added just the right amount of interest and balance underneath.

Thanks so much for joining me here on the hop!  Your next stop is Amy's Blog.  Don't forget to leave a comment on the main Cheery Lynn Designs Blog for a chance to win $20 towards Cheery Lynn Designs goodies!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Cheery Lynn Rome

Hi friends!  I'm back to share card I made using a few Cheery Lynn travel dies.  I don't often scrapbook but these dies would make an awesome layout.  I knew I would use these three dies and combine them with a map or vintage paper background but the additional textures and mixed media elements evolved as I worked.

I picked up the piece of corrugated cardboard (that my daughter had left from opening a box) and thought it would create an interesting element on the card.  I colored it with distress ink and glued it to the card front. I also added a crackle glaze to the Italy die and Frantage embossing powder to the Colosseum and World Atlas dies.

I always ike adding a bit of glitz to cards whether it's in the form of rhinestones or glitter so I dabbed a bit of Gold texture paste to the edges of the patterned card stock.  I used a piece of the blue-gray background card stock to also back the World Atlas.  It helped to tie the color more into the piece and made the globe stand out better against the background which was a similar color to the embossing powder.

Cheery Lynn Dies

I hope you enjoyed my attempt at Mixed Media and thanks for stopping by today! 
Hugs, Jenny

Challenges Entered
House of Cards Add a building/Color
Creative Moments Anything Goes

Friday, January 6, 2017

Cheery Lynn Thank You

Hi crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing a thank you card.  I never have enough thank you cards to send after the holidays.  During the summer I made a number of flowers so this card came together quickly.  If you are inspired to make flowers it's so nice to have a number on hand when you want to create a quick card.

I layered the black Royal Scandinavian Doily over a piece of patterned paper.  I then cut the Thank You and glued it to the Quadrafoil Tag using foam adhesive to glue it to the Scandinavian Doily.  The Thank You was cut after another paper in the same mat stack.  I also used it for the Flourish Leaves which I added to the floral arrangement after placing the two Daisies, the Black Eyed Susan and the orange Tea Rose  around the doily.  The flowers were colored with distress inks and I added a clear glaze to the orange tea rose.

Cheery Lynn Dies

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today and Happy New Year!