Friday, May 3, 2013

Shimmer Sheetz - Els Class Cards

I had a wonderful afternoon today over at Paper Pastimes taking a class with Els Van deBurgt. It's been a while since I've done that... So we made 3 flip type cards all using Shimmer Sheetz in some way along with Els newest dies - love them.

You know how I feel naked when a card doesn't have some words on it, so came home and added sentiments and stamped quotes from Quietfire Design etc. as well as a bit of my calligraphy and some rub-ons.

I goofed on this first card with the lotus... I put the center rectangle on the wrong side. So had to improvise and added a neutral toned piece of Chiyogami paper. The Birthday wishes are white rub-ons and then I shadow outlined them with a black Micron pen. Stamped the quote (slightly altered... the first line is actually "may your home..." so cut the quote apart and realigned the words, then masked off what I didn't want) with Versafine Black Onyx on white cardstock and clear embossed. Trimmed down and adhered to inside.

The Shimmer Sheetz was colored with Alcohol inks, then embossed, then lightly sanded. The lotus is a Peel Off (love this peel off) on watercolor paper colored with Distress Markers and a waterbrush, then cut out and adhered to card with 3D foam dots with the center area having 2 layers of foam for a more rounded look. The edge of the card was outlined with black Peel Off lines.

Goofed a little again, but not drastically this time. We colored the tulips with the Distress markers etc on watercolor paper. But what I thought were two single leaf shapes - which I colored green, was actually another flower petal to give it more of a 3D look. So had to color another one (only had 1 so the other flower is missing the 3D look...). Wrote in "Spring Blooms" with a Micron pen in my "Fickle" font that I created.

Again we colored the Shimmer Sheetz with alcohol inks, embossed and sanded. Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) on white cardstock with the black and die cut with Spellbinders "Tear Drop Circle". Sponged some Distress yellow and red around the edges and adhered to card.

Well finally got it right... Embossed the shimmer sheetz with the honeycomb pattern, then went over the high points with a Staz-On teal pad. It activates the Shimmer which is really neat. (something new for me). Those bees are so cute. We die cut them from a pearlized Shimmer Sheetz, then the body from yellow and black flocked paper and assembled. Some of the  flowers were dipped in Els Micro fine glitter. Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) with Versafine Imperial Purple on white cardstock and clear embossed. Sponged some Distress Broken China and Peacock Feathers around the edges.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
(Lotus card)
Lexis Creations  #89 Birthday
Aud Sentiment  #79 Birthday

(Tulip card)
TSG Clear Stamps  #205 April showers bring May flowers
Pile it on Challenge  #17  April showers bring May flowers

(Bee card)
A Lot A Rubber Stamps  #106  put a bug on it

(All cards)
Paper Playtime  #9 wet or dry embossing
Top Tip Tuesday  #101 something that moves (all cards flip)
CCEE Stampers  #1318  make it shimmer
Southern Girls Challenge  #68 put a sentiment on it
Crafts & Me Challenge  #131 Flowers
Old Back Porch  #70  Card a week
City Crafter  #157 Spring has sprung (inspir image below)


Elaine Stark said...

A wonderful selection of cards. I love this style and don't make it often enough. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Yogi- your cards are so neat! Each card is different and beautiful. Thanks for explaining some of the steps, too! I may need to give one of the cards a try. :)

I enjoy following your blog. Your projects are always unique!

Have a good weekend!

Chris said...

Stunning cards! They're all beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us at Southern Girls.

Lisa S. said...

Lovely cards Yogi! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Moving Parts challenge.

Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips, good luck!

Janis said...

All of these are beautiful! Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Be sure to check out our Facebook Page to see if your project entry was highlighted and linked to your blog!
Paper Playtime Challenge Page on Facebook
:) Janis

Ros Crawford said...

What beautiful creations and such stunning effects! Thanks so much for playing at CCCB!

wannabcre8tive said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the shimmer sheets and how perfect for the CCEE Stampers challenge. Thanks, so much for joining us this week.

Dragonlady said...

Stunning work,bet you were pleased. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments, hope you have remembered to do the hop.

Hugs Ali x

Anonymous said...

gorgeous selection of cards, LOVE the first one is that Metal?
Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Annette said...

Gorgeous card. Love the fancy fold.
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
ABC Christmas Challenge,
Top Tip Tuesday,
As You Like It Challenge - NEW challenge blog

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! Hope you are having fun at the calligraphy workshop!

Charlene said...

Hi Yogi!!! Beautiful creations!!! Thanks so much for playing along this week at CCCB :-)

coops said...

so stunning.really gorgeous designs and i love your floral details.
Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

xx coops xx

rachel taylor said...

I love
the shape of cards and the images thanks for sharing with lexis creations happy crafting to you
Rachel DT

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely selection of flip cards here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Love the look of these cards! Very pretty!

Minna said...

What a wonderful card♥ Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me Challenge - Floral Fenzy