Wednesday, July 29, 2015

CottageCutz Seahorse

Where do you get your inspiration?  Great questions right.  Inspiration comes from everyday things.  It might be anything, nature, food, clothes, magazines, other people, the internet!  The inspiration for this card came from a Dragonfly that I saw when I was in the pool last week end.  The dragonfly was the color of these Seahorses from CottageCutz.  I had never seen a dragonfly that color and I was just so amazed.  I knew I just had to try the color.
I cut the CottageCutz Seahorse on watercolor paper.  To achieve this beautiful color, I distressed inked the seahorses with ripe persimmon and barn door distress ink and placed crystal stickles on the top.  They are so pretty layered on this label die.  For the wave border, just cut on white cardstock, paint with glitter and you have yourself a sparkly border.

Thank you so much so much for visiting today.  Hope you take time to find your inspiration for your next project in your everyday activities.  Until next time.  Happy Crafting.  See you soon.  Here are the dies used:

Sunday, July 19, 2015

CottageCutz-The Three Mermaids

 Greetings everyone and welcome to another addition of CottageCutz.  Today is a post featuring the beautiful Mermaid die from the Tropical Release.  What a beautiful set for the summer.  You will love creating with these.
 To create the mermaids I die cut them from watercolor paper.  I then used Adirondack ink in Meadow and Steam to color these beautiful ladies.  They were then glittered with "Lagoon" Stickles.  Don't these colors sound so tropical!!!  Perfect right!!!!
It's the perfect summertime card.   Oh, did you notice the burlap......yes, it's back again in my cards.  But this time it's in a beautiful tropical color.  I just love the texture.  Thanks so muck for stopping by today to take a peek.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!  See you again soon.  This was the die used:

Thursday, July 9, 2015

CottageCutz Flamingo

Greetings friends and crafters from Florida The Sunshine State.  Have you been to Florida and seen the beautiful Flamingos.  Nothing says tropical paradise like Flamingos and Palm Trees.   How cute is this Flamingo die from CottageCutz!  The Tropical Frame die was used for the Greetings sign.  I love the rustic tropical feel of the frame.  It reminds me of the decor at the Polynesian Resort at Disney World.
 What's a tropical vacation without your flipflops.  That is such a super cute die from CottageCutz.  A Martha Stewart punch around the page was used for the white square.   The palm tree was cut free hand out of a printed green cardstock and a plain green cardstock with the trunk of the tree with brown cardstock.
 The sign was printed and cut out from my computer.  The word Florida was cut with a Cricut.  The beaks on the Flamigos were colored with a Black Copic Marker and their bodies were painted with glue and glittered with Martha Stewart Pink Glitter.
Thank you for stopping by to take a peek at this creation.  It's such a fun project to create.  Until next time, happy crafting.  See you soon!  These were the dies used: