Monday, March 17, 2014

House of Cards Guest Post #2

Luck 'o the Irish to ya!  I'm back with another post for my Guest Designer stint at The House of Cards!  Thanks again to Mynn & the crew for inviting me to be a part of the team this month!  I really enjoyed the fun!
 The challenge this month is to Add a Button.  I went pretty Classic style with this card & I love how it turned out!  This is kinda whismy but still CAS.  I embossed the swirly lines in White then added a strip of DSP.  Diecut the star & garland then assembled this altogether.  I added another sparkly embossed button b/c I just love the sparkle!

SU! Ink & Cardstock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party (star garland)
SU! DSP: Winter Frost
Stamps: Hero Arts Happy Birthday, Recollections Swirly Line from Valentine's Day
Accessories: Momenta Cut & Emboss Stars, Papertrey Ink Confetti Garland Border Dies, Vellum, Stampendous Stardust Embossing Powder, Silver Thread, Button, Shimmer Mist

Have a fab St. Patrick's Day!
Julz :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Technique Time Tuesday: Caught in Crystal

 I adore "out of the box" techniques!  So much fun to play with!  This month at Technique Time Tuesday, we're playing with the Caught in Crystal Technique.  Mynn has a fantastic video tutorial up for you!

I did mine a little different.  I took some white tissue paper & lightly sponged on some Daffodil Delight to give it kind of a summery background (Summer just can't come soon enough for me!!!).  Then I adhered it to the Window Sheet.  Once dry, I used an Aqua Painter & colored the berries and leaves through the tissue paper on the back side.

Come join us & show us your version of Caught in Crystal!  You just might win a prize!

Supplies: (SU! unless stated)
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Stamps: Strawberry Bush by Rubber Stampede
Accessories: Stampendous Stardust Embossing powder, random ribbon, Garden Delight Washi Tape, Shimmer Mist

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

House of Cards Guest Designing

How cool is this?  I'm the Guest Designer over at The House of Cards this month!  
I'm so honored Mynnette & the crew asked me! :) 

The challenge this month is to Add a Button. I created a Cute style Easter card using the White Wash technique on my eggs.  It's a pretty simple technique - emboss your image in White, use an Aqua Painter or waterbrush to color in the image with white ink.  Let it dry.  Then color over the white with a blender pen and ink.  

I think buttons are fun but sometimes they need a little shimmer!  The easiest way for me is to emboss them with a little Stardust Embossing Powder.  Press the button into Versamark then drop it into your powder.  Blast it with a heat gun & let it cool a second.  

Come join us at The House of Cards!

SU! Ink: Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay
SU! Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Accessories: Stampendous Stardust Embossing Powder, Whisper White organza ribbon, button, Early Espresso Baker's Twine

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Shave Cream Hearts

We're whipping out the shave cream this month over at Technique Time Tuesday!  
Come play along with us & learn (or revisit) this fun technique!

I took some shave cream & swirled in Real Red reinker.  Then I smooshed Pretty in Pink & Calypso Coral cardstock into the conconction.  After wiping off the shave cream, I sprited it with some Shimmer Mist for a great shimmer.  I diecut the LOVE & the hearts then adhered them to my base.  A few sequins & voila! 

SU Cardstock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Calypso Coral
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot, SU! Thinlets Expressions, SU! Fashionable Hearts Embosslit, sequins

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Technique Time Tuesday: Triple Stamping

Have you ever triple stamped?!  Yes?  No?  Well either way, come join us at Technique Time Tuesday b/c that's the Technique this month!  Mynnette posted another wonderful video with great tips!

I decided to twist it up a bit and stamp on Window Sheets.  The stars are stamped in Mambo Melon and embossed with Stampendous Stardust embossing powder.  

SU!: Cardstock: Mambo Melon, Whisper White
SU! Ink: Mambo Melon
SU! Stamps: Christmas Star
Accessories: Big Shot, Thinlets Expressions, Rhinestones, Stampendous Stardust Embossing Powder

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

A little stars & bling!

There are a bunch of great challenges to start off the new year! 
I picked three & made a fun cascading card with stars & sequins!

I decided to switch out the Gray for Silver.  The stars are shimmery but it's hard to tell in the picture.  Merry is the word I chose for the year as it goes hand in hand with positivity & happiness!

SU! Cardstock: Silver Foil Sheet, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Brillance Galazy Gold
Accessories: Big Shot, Momenta Cut & Emboss Stars, Thinlets Expressions, Sequins

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Twisted Challenge 14: Blurred Vision

Happy New Year to you & your family!  It's a brand new year & there are just so many possibilities - very exciting!  Even more exciting is that The Technique Twist is hosting a blog hop to introduce you to the latest members of our Fabulously Twisted Design Team!  

We're playing with the Blurred Vision Technique this challenge.  I had a lot of fun using of my fav oldie but goodie stamps!  This little guy just makes me happy to look at him!  First I rocked 'n' rolled some Calypso Coral around the edges after inking up the whole stamp in Daffodil Delight.  After stamping the image, I added some SMOOCH in Gold Lame & then used an Aquapainter to blur all the sunny swirls.  The SMOOCH gave this wonderful glimmery glow to the sun.   

If you're following along the blog hop, then you just came from The Technique Twist Blog.  The next stop on the hop is Becky's blog so hop on over and see what she's created to share with you! Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to The Technique Twist  for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop!  There's a great prize involved so be sure to comment on each blog as you hop & don't forget to play along! :)

SU! Ink: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral
SU! Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Stamp: See Do's
Accessories: SMOOCH in Gold Lame, SU! Garden Party Washi Tape

Have a fabulously twisted day!
Julz ;)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A little toot-toot for the New Year!

So excited to find out this card was chosen as one of the Top 3 for the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge for December & an Honorable Mention at Just Add Ink!

Have a fabulous day!
Julz :)