Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Warm Hello

A Warm Hello to you all!  Today, I'm happy to be posting for Die-Versions.  My cards today are featuring dies from the April release.  Both were fun to create, and I hope they give you a smile or two!

This card was my very first attempt using modeling creme.  

Supplies:  Die-Versions Whispers DVW-348 'Pebbles Background' Die, Tiddly Inks Image, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Perfect Papercrafting tools (see sidebar for details), Copic Markers.

To begin, I die cut the fabulous Pebbles Background to use as a stencil.  Seriously, love this die!
A piece of cardstock was cut to the same size.

The next step was to place the 'stencil' over the cardstock.

Then I quickly spread the modeling creme over the top of the stencil.
I immediately removed the 'stencil', and scraped the excess back into the jar.
Of course, since I am a hoarder, I saved the 'stencil' for another project!
The modeling creme takes only a short while to dry.  Once dry, I just sponged
some pretty ink colors on, and used the beautiful pebble background to create this happy card!

The white panel was cut to card front size, and I die cut the border on each side. This would
have been fun to just leave the white space in the center, but I couldn't resist using a fun digi image,
and doing an 'outside the box' type of center panel.  Don't you just LOVE these drops?
Here's a giggle for you - after the card was entirely finished, I realized that the teardrops were 
upside down!  Go ahead and laugh - I'm sure you've had days like that!

Supplies:  Die-Versions Whispers DVW-351 'Teardrop Punch Border', Bugaboo Image, Copic Markers, Perfect Papercrafting Rulers (see sidebar for details)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope that you are all well, and enjoying your week.

Hugs and Blessings,
Patti J.

I'm entering the first card in the Tiddly Inks Challenge #131 - Celebrate (Easter Celebration!)


Anne Temple said...

Love both of these! That Pebbles Background is definitely on my want/need list! Love it.

Lynette said...

Great dies and great cards, Patti! Love the way you did the cutting on that second one. I've never heard of modeling creme. Looks interesting!

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Patti!! Your first attempt at modeling paste is a huge success!! The Pebble Background looks amazing!! I love the colors!! And the Tear Drops (or is it Tear Ups ;) just kidding!!) look amazing no matter how you put them!! Fabulous job with both!! Have a great day :)

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Pattie J. said...

Patti, you did a wonderful job with the molding paste. Both cards are beautifully done. hate to say it, I to have done things upside down at one time or any other. just busy thinking ahead. I had a chuckle when I read it. .....have a good day.

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Love both card, Patti! Your tutorial and experience of use of modeling paste are useful to us. Thanks for sharing. hugs, Helena

Bonnie Weiss said...

Great cards Patti. The modelling creme looks cool ... something else on the to do list.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh cool card Patti, the colourful background is fabulous!!

And yes please I'll try a cup of that 'coffee', though I'm not sure if I'd need a lie down afterwards, or a night out on the town ;)

Annette G said...

Love your cute card Patti and your fab background, Annette x

Michelle said...

Fab cards Patti!! I would love to try the modeling crème technique, it's amazing. As for card number two, well I'm still laughing at your sentiment, I think I need one of those coffees, lol, fantastic. xx

Glittered Paws said...

Love both cards and love your tutorial on the texture paste - looks like fun. SOME day we will have to get together and play.

Laurie Unger said...

Love the texture on the first card and that you created your own stencil. Had to chuckle with you on the last card with the tear drops. I do like the sentiment on the last card as well. TFS and Happy Easter!

Joan Ervin said...

Love both of your cards, Pattie!! The pebbles background looks awesome with the modeling paste...thanks for the tutorial!!! Love the second card, too, with that adorable image and all the sequins!!!

MaryH said...

Great job on your 1st modeling paste. It's fun, and yours turned out a lot better than my first try. And you even cut your stencil, which is really neat too. You did wonderful, and this turned into a very pretty card. Love the way you sponged over the paste to create the happy colors. No laughing here, except to smile at the delightful card! Well done & I hope you do more. I'm looking for some good tips so I can get better too! Happy Easter & TFS

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, something new to try, love learning new techniques!

Shirley said...

The tear drops just show you are an 'up' kind of lady!! I love your card above and how the stencil worked! I really like your drop card too!! You've been hanging around me too much!!

Loopylou. said...

oh I love them both! your embossing cream card is just amazing, I love the rainbow colour on it too.
Thank you for playing along with the tiddly inkers
hugs Lou x

Unknown said...

Oh wow Patti! I absolutely LOVE this. The colors are so perfect for the image and that texture is fab. I really want to try my hand at this now. :D Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this with us for the Tiddly Inks Celebrate Challenge!

Lisa Lara said...

Q is so cute Patti. I love your embossed bg, it is stunning. So happy you played with us at Tiddly Inks.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Both lovely cards Patti. The first, with the beautiful, striking background and seriosly ace layout, is fab. Thanks for playing at Tiddly Inks... Good Luck :)

Anonymous said...

I love the teardrops background. I also think the edge borders are great. Good luck to everyone.

Laurie said...

Love the pebble background! Thank you for sharing!