Sunday, August 28, 2016

Halloween Owl

Good morning!  Today I'm posting the first owl card I made.  It's similar to the previous post but I switched up a couple of the dies I used and the colors are very different.  The stamp is from IndigoBlu.  I stamped it in black on white card stock and then colored the background with a blending tool and distress ink.  I mounted the imae on black cardstock and distressed the edges of the frame.  

The dies used are all from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I used the Spider Net in the corner, the Witch Hat, the Key from the Lock and Keys set and the Pierced Banner,  

Cheery Lynn Dies

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Cheery Lynn Happy New Year!

Hello!  I created this card using only three Cheery Lynn dies, it has to be a record for me only using three dies.  The new Happy New Year die makes such a graphic, bold statement on projects that I didn't need to add a lot to this card.  I began by cutting the Happy New Year die in a silver metallic paper and then again in black.  I offset the two die cuts and glued them together, sandwiching a little bit of blue card stock under the hats.  

Then I created the background by taking an A2 sized top fold card and adding a layer of black, then a layer of blue and then a white layer cut with the Lattice Circle Frame background die.  After the layers were assembled I played around with the Pierced Star dies, cutting the centers out using smaller star dies from the set. I added two rhinestones last after popping the sentiment up with foam adhesive for dimension.  


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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cheery Lynn Hedwig Halloween

 Good morning!  My daughter requested I make a Harry Potter card for her friend's birthday.  I enjoyed making it so much that I made a second using different colors.  Here it is...

I stamped the owl in black and then used distress inks to color the background.  I stamped the owl twice and cut one out which I then used as a mask when I colored the background.  I didn't use tape to mask, I just held the cut out owl in place over the "good owl" as I sponged color onto the background.  The card base is an A2 size.  I layered black card stock, then a design paper and then framed the stamped image in black too.   

I added two Spider Nets, a little dangling spider from the new Whimsical Spider set, the key (using wings from the Dragonfly #13) and the Witch Hat.  I embellished the die cuts with glitter glue, rhinestones, white frantage embossing powder on the side of the card and dragonfly wings, and silver frantage on the key.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Cheery Lynn August Blog Hop - Flower Power!

Hi crafty peeps!  Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs August Flower Power Blog Hop featuring my personal favs - flower dies! 

I am so excited to show you some of Cheery Lynn's amazingly beautiful and versatile Flower Dies.  Check out my teammates blogs along the hop so you can see more flowers in action!  If you arrived from Debbie's blog you are on the right track.  If not, you can head back to the main blog HERE to start from the beginning.  Make sure to stop back at the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and comment there for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate. 

Flowers are so fun to play with!  This summer I challenged myself to use all the Cheery Lynn flower dies to create different bloom effects by folding and scrunching petals various ways.  For instance I found that the Daisy Strip (which has become one of my favs) can look like three completely different flowers by folding petals up, down or leaving them to lie flat.  I used some of the flowers to create this name frame for my new niece.  All the flowers were cut with white paper and colored with distress ink.  Using inks gives the flowers a realistic look.  It's also easy to layer, blend or add color until you achieve your desired effect.  For shimmer, glimmer mist was sprayed on some flowers and glitter glue was added to a few leaves.  

I used dotted paper for the background cut to the size of the frame.  Then I cut  Fanciful Flourishes and glued them around letters from my stash.  I played with flower placement until there was enough visual balance between style and color.  For the leaves I used three different dies:  Flourish Leaf StripFanciful Flourish, and Flourish #13.  The peach flower is the Gardenia Strip die, the dark pink is the Tea Rose Medium, the white flowers are the Chrysanthemum Strip, the yellow are the Shasta Daisy Strip and the 3D Daisy and the largest pink flower is the Stacker Flower #5.  The center of the Stacker Flower was made using the Embellishments #3 set.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Cheery Lynn Walking Zombie

 Hi crafty friends!  I'm back today with a Halloween card using some of the latest Cheery Lynn dies from the Fall and Winter Release.  I love this Walking Zombie, he's got great detail and he can be dressed up in so many ways.  He's also really different.  I tend to collect Halloween dies and I have nothing like him.  He's an individual!  

 I began this card with a 5.5 inch white card base.  I then adhered an orange square cut with the Castle Edged Squares die. On top is a piece of patterned card stock cut with the Square Pierce & Cut Tool. It has a great little pierced detail edge. I cut the Zombie once to create the body and then again to make his clothes.  The shirt was cut out of green paper and his pants out of blue and they were aged using distress ink.  I added a little bit of red card stock behind his clothing and blue behind his eyes to accentuate his scars and eyes. 

The grass was made using both the Grass Border and the Grass Border 2 dies.  The little toxic beaker was backed from behind with black paper.  The Happy Halloween sentiment is from the new Witch's Skirt set.  

Cheery Lynn Dies

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