Tag Archives: Prism Papers

You’re the Best (CPS159)

21 Mar

Here is a little something inspired by the Card Positioning System blog and as a little warm up for the Mega March Blog Hop with JustRite® Stampers. My set to share is Stitched with Love Borders & Centers. First, I gathered a few of my favorite supplies:

You know, this card turned out to be a love/hate project for me. Not that I actually hate it but sometimes when I design cards (I started out a full-on scrapbooker so card making still baffles me…) it doesn’t hang together.

So…I love the heart/flower element, from the Stitched with Love set…

and then, not so much lovin’ the sentiment. I don’t know what could fix it but something is not quite right.

Here’s a challenge, maybe you can make a suggestion on how to fix this card…I mean it.

If you put a comment that gives me a good idea…AND I make your suggestion to create a new version, I’ll reward you…with candy…blog candy. (I’ll let you know tomorrow what that is…I have to think of something fun and worth your time.)

One last look

So why not give it a whirl and see what you can imagine would help this card…

Thanks, Eli

Important Stuff:
Papers: Natural cardstock (WorldWin), Red cardstock (Prism), Brown dot paper (My Mind’s Eye)
Stamps: Stitched with Love Borders & Centers, Small Oval Sentiments, retired (JustRite® Stampers)
Colorants: Sketch Markers: E31 Brick Beige, R29 Lipstick Red, Y19 Napoli Yellow, YR07 Cadmium Orange, O Colorless Blender (Copic)

Other Stuff: Gloss sealer, Brown dye ink, Green organza ribbon, Corner rounder punch, PVA glue


Happy Spring (Caardvarks)

6 Mar

Caardvarks is offering a photo challenge over the next couple of weeks and it is a stunning picture that offers so many  items of inspiration.

I began with the colors as inspiration and the rest just flowed. The S4-104 Wreath die template (retired) from Spellbinders™ offered a delicately embossed, leafy wreath. After cutting and embossing, I stenciled the die cut with Copic markers and Airbush system. This gave the wreath a breathy, green appearance. I colored the ribbon with an orange Copic marker.

The photo inspiration also spoke to me of clean design. I added a polka dot, organza ribbon, the wreath and a stamped sentiment. A bit of glitter pen and an acrylic sticker to finished it off.

A couple of close-up images.


Important Stuff: Textured white cardstock (Prism);  G21 Lime Green,YR61 Yellowish Skin Pink Sketch markers, Mint Atyou Spica glitter pen (Copic); Vivid! Wild Lime die ink (Clearsnap); Sentiment stamp (Taylored Expressions);

Other Stuff: White “color copier” paper, organza ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy this beautiful (nearly spring) day!


Faith, Hope, Love (Caardvarks)

13 Feb

This week Caardvarks is having a “Get Published” challenge. They are asking for Wedding cards and the top card will be published in the July 2011 issue of Cards Magazine. Here is where you can find out more information: Caardvarks Challenge; and here is my take on it.

I love these spring colors, purple and green, so I made this card to reflect that lovely spring feeling.

As I did with this card here, I used the Airbrush System, Copic Sketch marker and a Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® template to color the white silk flower with a pattern. I also did the same thing with the sentiment tag. Here is a closer look.

The keys to making this work beautifully can be seen in the instructions on this post but basically, I layered the following: chipboard sheet for stability, Spellbinders™ magnetic spacer plate (dark side up), scratch paper, silk flower, Impressabilities™ template (which will “hold on” to the magnet). I used the Airbrush System to color over the template and did the same for the chipboard rectangle. I stamped the sentiment onto the patterned rectangle and enhanced it with Spica glitter pen.

Besides the airbrushed flower, I cut/embossed the S4-205 Eyelets Pendants Center die template and the S4-214 Eyelets Borderabilities® Petite die template. Added some ribbon, pearls, more Spica glitter lines and heart brads that I had covered with several layers of white embossing powder. I hope it inspires you.

Important Stuff: Wizard™, S4-205 Eyelets Pendants, Center, S4-214 Eyelets Borderabilities® Petite, I2-1006 Floral and Stone Impressabilities™ (Spellbinders™); Greens and purple cardstocks (Core’dinations); Galvinized cardstock (Prism), Sweet Chips chipboard (Crafty Secrets); Heart brads (Creative Impressions); Watermark ink, Warm Violet chalk ink (Clearsnap); Sketch BV01 Marker, Spica in Clear and Mint (Copic); Craft Glue Dots (Glue Dots); 3D Squares (SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVE by 3L); 3-n-1 Advanced Craft Glue (Beacon)

Other Stuff: White embossing powder, Ribbon, Pearl beads

It’s a Girl!

3 Oct

Yes, I do have a girl but most of you probably already knew that.

But while I get ready for the craft fair in November, I’m trying to anticipate what some of the folks might want. As you can imagine: baby, wedding, holidays, birthdays… at the top of the list.

So here is a little altered frame I created for a new baby girl. I had a blast creating this, imagining my little princess, oh so many years ago. (Wish you could see me making that puddin’ face with my lips stuck out. Sorry, no one here to photograph it right now. You’ll just have to imagine.)

The most delightful part was airbrushing the very subtle images on the bottom of the frame. I used Spellbinders™ Impressabilities® template to mask off parts of the frame and simply airbrushed over it with RV11 “Pink” Copic Sketch marker. Ooh, la, la!

its grl frame full

I love the soft and elegant images. Now check out the top. I cut Spellbinders™ Lattice Borderability® out of pink vellum and airbrushed through the die template to get the pink swirls. Then I layered the two metal embellishments.


So, if anyone knows someone with a new baby girl…be sure to let them know about the craft fair…lol

Important Stuff: White Exclusives cardstock (Prism), PVA Glue (Lineco), S4-218 Lattice Borderabilities®, I2-1009 Flourish, Wizard™ (Spellbinders™), RV11 Pink Sketch Marker (Copic), Pink fibers (Kreinik), Glue Dots
Other Stuff: Pink striped ribbon, 4×6″ wood frame (Michael’s)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Eli