Friday, August 14, 2009

Lazy Days of Summer - I am back!!

Hi all, I know I have not posted about anything besides my new baby, my new company, La-La Land Crafts for awhile.. You know why? I have been SUPER BUSY with it!!! But now I am BACK!! I made a card today with Tilda stamp from the new Lazy Days of Summer Collection. I just adore her!!! So CUTE!!!

This will be one of the cards for my upcoming card class at Cranberry Hill Mercantile. Yes, yes, yes, I am back to teaching classes too ;-) !!! We will make two different design cards plus custom envelopes in this class. This class is scheduled for:

Sunday, August 23rd, 12 pm to 3:00 pm
Thursday, August 27th, 11 am to 2 pm
Thursday, August 27th, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The cost of the class is $30.00, 10 participants max.

Class Kits will be available until August 27th, $35.00 each.

Please call Cranberry Hill Mercantile at 408-736-9151 to sign up for the class and/or to purchase your kit/s.

This card measures 6" x 6". There is tons of stuff going on on this card, I had tons of fun making it and took tons of photos to show you everything ;-)

Can you tell I really LOVE this new paper by Best Creations!! It has such summery look and is just perfect to use with Tilda. This Tilda stamp is from the new Lazy Days of Summer Collection by Magnolia, she is called Strawberry Tilda. Tilda was stamped with Memento ink, colored with Copics and cut out. I applied Crystal Effect to the water can and also the flower. Crystal Stickles on the flower, Tilda's hair and her shoes. I got a GREAT tip from my friend (and my DT Coordinator) Jane, she advised me to store my White Gel pen vertically upside down, this way it is always "juicy". It makes such a huge difference, thanks for the tip Jane!!

For the fence I cut the strips of the Coconut Swirl cardstock and used the corner punch to make the points on the top of the planks. I then run them through the Cuttlebug with one of my Cuttlebug embossing folders (don't remember the name of it, sorry) to give them some texture. Copper brads for the nail heads.

For the grass on the bottom of the fence I have used Flower Soft in Shamrock Green. Flowers were punched out with Fiskars punch. Pink pearl stickers in the centers of the flowers.

The envelope was made out of double sided designer paper (again by Best Creations) using the Enveloper. I made a dimensional envelope for this card so it is displayed inside of it nicely.. And, because the paper is double sided, I got an instant lining!! Nestabilites Labels One on the front of the envelope.

All of the supplies used to design this card (including this Tilda stamp) are available for purchase at Cranberry Hill Mercantile. If you don't live in the area, please call the store at 408-736-9151 during business hours to place your order.

I will be out of town for a few days, I will show you the second card for this class when I come back..



Sharri Seffens said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Christina C. said...

Irina, this card is absolutely stunning. Love the fence background and Tilda is colored to perfection. A lot of wonderful details on this card. Hugs, Christina C.

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow, wow, gorgeous! Lots of embelli details make is so interesting. The envy is it...hugs...Barb

scrappypug said...

this is just fabulous! the colors are just beautiful!

cabio's craft corner said...

Love those busy details and the gorgeous design. A very pretty card!

Riet said...

What beautiful Irina,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

glowinshadow23 said...

Really cute card! Tilda is colored beautifully. The matching envelope is a great touch!

Tracey said...

Just gorgeous!

Kimmi said...

Hi Irina.

How cute does Tilda look ? She is looking very smart in these colours and the papers are gorgeous. I esp love the cloud paper and the sparkle you have added to it! Love the fence too. Beautiful layout !


Kimmi x

Regina said...

It´s fantastic Irina!!! I love the card, the envy and all the details you did inside the card.
Have a great week end!!

Kim Y. said...

Love this card, Irina! Lots of details!

Norma said...

Irina, beautiful card. Adorable Tilda, wonderfully coloured. Love your fence and your use of all the brads as nails.


Sue from Oregon said...

Darling card...again what catches my eye about your cards is the attention you pay to detail...the fence is just great and I so envy the patience you must have to do such a great job with your scissors!

Suzan L said...

Hi Irina, You sure have been busy with your new company!! I love your new stamps!! And I love this Tilda card that you have made. The fence is so cute and I love the corner accents.
Hugs, Suzan

Marcea said...

Fabulous card irina full of so many delicious details. Glad you enjoyed making it - what a beauty!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful card! I love all the details! The picket fence is so very cute and of course Tilda is also! I love the DP that you used.

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Stunning! I love the extra detail with the fence and the FlowerSoft grass!