1. Colored image with Bic Mark Its and fussy cut, glued to a lovely piece of card stock with music and glued that onto a piece of snow flake cardstock. Everything is inked around edges with Distress Inks. I used Crackle Accents on the snow flakes surrounding her and Glossy Accents on her eyes, cocoa, and steam from her cup.
2. I used the sentiment "love struck" from Smeared Ink's Occasional Grumpys rubber set. I stamped it on white paper and inked the edges before gluing. I glued a pearl pink heart to the top right and 3 of my homemade enamel dots to the bottom right corner (instructions will be below).
3. The sentiment "Warm Wishes" I printed from Photoshop and glued to a glass bauble from the Dollar Tree ( a whole bag for a buck!) and it has a magnifying effect. Before gluing the image down I ran a piece of white ribbon along the top of the card below the fold. I glued 4 green flower beads on top of that. From the roses I ran Stickles and glued some small gems and also put a pink gem for the button of her ear warmers. The bottom edge of the card is a ribbon made from the music print paper...just folded and the glued down. The only problem I had with this was it did tend to make the card not lay down smoothly. But I did love the look.
4. The roses are my own creation taken from bits and pieces of YouTube videos but alas I do not have a punch so I have to draw the flower shape for each size making for random sized each a OOAK flower. But I like this, too! I took a light blue cardstock and cut out 5 of each shape flower, cutting one petal from one layer, and two petal from another layer gluing the petals back together and layering on top, curiing, shaping, and covering with glitter pink nail polish. The leaves were cut from a piece of green cardstock that I ran through my Sissiz Texture Boutique embossing machine and free hand cut out. I also placed a pink butterfly bead on the large rose, then glued them all where I like them.
My TOP TIP for this project is my enamel dots ( and the flowers but really felt a tutorial would have been better and I haven't learned how to do one of those yet~). To make the enamel dots, I took pony beads (I found some awesome glow in the dark ones!) and placed on a piece of kraft paper. Do not use wax or foil! I have a toaster oven just for clay and crafts and I placed the paper in the oven leaving room between beads....and baked at 380 degrees for less than 10 minutes. I have to basically stand there and watch as they go from zero to melted and burned very quickly if not watched! I waited until they had melted into lovely round circles and took them out of the oven. Let cool and them I have to remove mine one at a time as they are melting to the paper and I have tried parchment paper with the same results but still I can make soooo many for $2 and get the exact colors I want. I am going to experiment with other beads as soon as it stops raining here......ugh! and see how that turns out. Translucent beads turn out really pretty! Next time I hope to have figured out how to place a video but for now I must remain low tech:)
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