Quick and Easy David Tutera Celebrate cards are too much fun! Designer Trine Brandt Lassen puts her own twist on these little Happy Birthday mini cards. Take a ProMarker (any kind of marker will do) and have some fun!
Trine used the ombre look on this one….so easy yet looks amazing!
Don’t forget only ONE more day to create your card for the Cupcake Challenge Blog! We have one more piece of inspiration for you today from Vivian:
Hi there, Core fans. Vivian Keh here to share with you some easy techniques to craft the delicate butterflies on this pair of cards. Paper punches were used extensively for the major element – the twiggy strips and the butterflies. Within seconds, Core’dinations Cardstock plus the right paper punches provide us with spectacular embellishments, don’t you agree? For the trio of butterflies in the focal image, I used an EK Success Butterfly Layering Punch. Talk about compact – love that thing. A flat solid butterfly was punched for the base layer, and a more intricate punch option was utilitized for the top layer. I haven’t used my Crackle Accents in ages, and I’m glad I picked it up for these projects. To achieve this delicate glossy texture, simply apply the Crackle Accents and set aside to dry. Once dry, gently fold the wings upward and adhere to the base layer with a line of glue. I think this little bit of effort here pays off in the end, adding that special something which draws your recipient in for close ups and perhaps a few “ooh”s and “ahh”s.
How cool are these butterflies?
And a close-up!
Now are you ready to see the amazing card Clare made to go with this flower?
I stamped all the bunnies using Quick Quotes Chalk Ink. The pretty stamped images totally pop on the 110lb Cardstock.
Each card also uses the pretty Pastels Collection. By embossing and sanding the Pastels, I added just the perfect touch of texture to my simple Easter cards.
Wishing you a hippity, hoppity good day!
SO WOW! Are you ready for a gorgeous piece of art from Clare Buswell?
Take a 12×12 sheet of Cloudburst Core, fill a spray bottle with 1 part glycerin to 16 parts water, shake and spray the sheet of Core on both sides, rubbing the surface gently with your fingertips. Scrunch the sheet up into a ball, flatten out and spray and scrunch again. Flatten out and leave to dry. The glycerin and water mix makes the cardstock more flexible and will be easier to work with when covering the canvas.
Cover the 6×6 canvas with a layer of Mod Podge and cover with the sheet of flexible Core, brush with another layer of Mod Podge, trim excess cardstock and leave to dry. Using acrylic paints paint the lower half of the canvas green and the top half blue, blend the colors in the middle. Add some highlights of white acrylic paint to the sky with a dry brush and blend.
Spray sheets of Core Buttercup, Meadow and Emerald with the water and glycerin mix and set aside to dry. Die cut four daffodils from Buttercup Core, sand tips of petals with Sand-It Gadget and assemble. Use blending chalk to color the centers of the daffodils. Adhere daffodils to canvas with a strong adhesive. Roll four strips of Meadow Core into tight tubes to make the stems and adhere to canvas. For the foliage, cut a selection of long narrow leaf shapes from Meadow and Emerald Core and sand with Sand-It Gadget. Arrange foliage on canvas and adhere to create a layered effect.
Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock – Buttercup, Meadow, Emerald, Cloudburst; Sand-It Gadget; Dust Buddy.
Other: 6×6 Box Canvas, Mod Podge, acrylic paints, blending chalks, green and white gingham ribbon, glycerin, spray bottle, Sizzix Thinlits Daffodil Die, Big Shot.