Lime Citron: Cactus et hibiscus en deux versions!

***Attention, contient beaucoup de photos!***

Allô! 

Que dire de ce bel été que nous avons eu et qui laisse la place au brouahah du temps des classes et de l'automne! Je voulais prolonger un peu les moments de rayons de soleil aujourd'hui avec une publication colorée et exotique digne de Lime Citron.

Vous savez peut-être que j'adore faire des versions à double-utilité, alors je récidive!


Toute l'inspiration de ce projet repose sur le fait de créer son propre fond grâce aux étampes à motifs hibiscus de deux dimensions. J'ai travaillé avec les encres Lawn Fawn et Hero Arts qui étaient parfaites pour bien couvrir le plein motif. En passant le panneau créé ainsi dans ma Cuttlebug avec une matrice de découpe, j'ai obtenu un cadre et son négatif, me permettant de faire deux cartes s'agençant parfaitement.

La première carte a utilisé le négatif du panneau. En le superposant sur un carton noir ayant la même ouverture, mais légèrement décalée, ça a créé l'illusion de superposition parfaite pour contenir les petits cactus qui ont été mis en couleurs avec mes marqueurs Copic, comme toujours.


Ne restait plus qu'à estamper le sentiment avec une encre très noire.




La deuxième carte a été faite à partir du cadre obtenu lors de la découpe du panneau. J'y ai simplement ajouté un sentiment directement par-dessus, complété avec une plante grasse montée sur des carrés de mousse pour un peu de dimension par rapport à une base de carte très simple en noir et blanc.





Produits Lime Citron utilisés:

Étampe - Cactus

Merci du coup d'oeil!

Your Next Stamp: Feature day - ABCs!

Hello everyone!

I'm back for my guest spot at Your Next Stamp with a super cute and quick project on the theme ABCs!

I used the super fun Alpha Splatter Stamp (CYNS533) to create a background with Oxide inks. I first added a few swirls of Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio and Broken China on some Bristol paper for better blending. Then, I stamped it with black Archival ink, then I rotated the stamp so that it wouldn't stamp at the same spot and inked it with Versamark, to be able to emboss it later on with white WOW! embossing powder.


The next step was to stamp out the funny cat from the Party Pets stamp set and to colour it with my Copic markers, before fussy cutting the whole thing. Not a fan of scissors?  Your Next Stamp has the coordinating die set just for you!


I completed the card with a sentiment from the  Party Pets stamp set onto black cardstock and that was it!


Like it? Make sure to visit the Your Next Stamp blog and comment! One comment left on the YNS blog will win a stamp set of your choice.  Comments must be left by 8/25, winner announced on 8/27!

LDRS Creative: A teacup full of wishes!

Hello everyone!
I'm back here with you today for LDRS Creative and so excited to show you another quick and fun project! I thought I could show you how to use those scraps of paper lying around your crafty desk on a simple, yet elegant card using the stamp A Teacup Full of Wishes from the Time For Tea collection of Polkadoodles

I have to confess that I'm a terrible crafter when it comes to throwing away bits of papers that I had left from a previous project. Yes, yes, I know there are LOTS of gorgeous pads (including the ones we have in store here at LDRS Creative!) but I simply can't put paper in the trash bin. I can't! So, for all those of you who are like me (and I know I'm not alone!), here's a great project to reuse those tiny itti bitsy bits of papers.

My tip for today's project is to collect and store in a container all those extra paper stripes from previous projects and once in a while, get into a die-cutting frenzy with small dies. Now, you may think I'm going nowhere with this, but once you have tons of little die-cuts all ready to go, simply turn them into embellishments for your projects without losing time!

So, when I decided to create a cardbase using the Majestic Embossing Folder to receive on top a Fancy Rectangle die-cut (from the Fancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set) out of my image, I knew I had to reach out for my little die-cuts made with the Eleganza - 6x6 Paper Pack to create a pop of colour. And it worked!

I can see this technique used with so many small elements from our die sets: the layering flowers from Dotty Doily, the butterflies from Dotted Wings, the leaves or buttons from Grace Build-A-Card (just like on this card) and more!
All I had to do to complete the project was to add some dots here and there, and voila!
Now, did you also know that under each product in store, you have examples of creations using these same products? Great tip when you don't know how to colour an image or what people have done in the past with them!
Until next time! xxx