Saturday, January 22, 2022

Just Us Girls #616 - Photo Week

 Hello!  It's Photo Week over at Just Us Girls, and look at this adorable photo Lisa E. chose!  Cute, right?

I was in a Valentines mood when making cards for this challenge.  I was going to use snowmen, but saw this new set that I haven't used yet and thought it was so adorable and perfect for a Valentine card.  I stamped and colored it with copics and fussy cut it because I couldn't find the die for it (found it afterward!).  Then I hot foiled the heart background with red foil.  I die cut the heart and set that aside to use on other cards (see below).  I stamped and die cut the sentiment and set that aside too while I worked on the shaker part.  This is what they are calling a "flat shaker".  I took a piece of dark purple card stock cut to size and the original clear packaging from a stamp set cut to about a 1/4" larger on each side.  I added double-sided adhesive to each side of the clear packaging.  Then I folded it over three of the four sides, adhering it to the card stock.  I left one open to fill it with the shaker bits, then closed that up as well.  I adhered that to the back of the main panel, then put dimensional tape around it to account for the thickness of the shaker packet (even though it's supposed to be wasn't!).  Before adhering this panel to the card base, I added some coordinating strips of card stock to it for more color.  I saw someone on YouTube do this (I think Nichol Sphor).  I added shimmer to the sentiment and parts of the penguins. 

Same card, different colors, sentiment and image.  Love these penguins!

Did I mention I love these penguins??

So here's what I did with the hearts I die cut from the panels above.  I stenciled, stamped, and die cut the floral image and adhered it to the green panel.  Then I stamped and embossed the sentiment and added pearls.  Love these colors!

I had this floral image already done and sitting on my desk, which gave me the idea to create these additional cards.  

You can see more inspiration from the JUGs design team and our January guest designers on the JUGs blog.

That's it for me!  Thanks for sticking around!

Recipe Penguin Cards
Stamps:  Playful Penguins (Gina K), Love & Hugs (Taylored Expressions)
Paper:  Hammermill, white, dark purple, violet, red, pink
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, candy apple, copics
Accessories:  Playful Penguins dies (GK), Love & Hugs (TE), Happy Hearts die (Stamp Market), stitched rectangle (MFT), heart grid hot foil plate (Pink Fresh), red hot foil, sequins, confetti, shimmer

Recipe Floral Heart Cards
Stamps:  Choose Hope (Pink Fresh), Hearts on Fire (Verve)
Paper:  Hammermill, white, green, purple
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, Versamark; berrylicious, candy apple, candy violet, lavender, mint, key lime (Pink Fresh)
Accessories:  Stitched rectangle (MFT), Happy Hearts die (Stamp Market), Choose Hope die (PF), heart grid hot foil plate (PF), red hot foil, white embossing powder, crystals, pearls


ElizStewart said...

Lisa... LOVE the hot foiled hearts! I don't foil but I really need to learn. I love the effect on everyone of your cards. Also great use of the edge-to-edge shaker technique! Will have to give that a try!

JoAnn said...

All your cards are adorable. I love the way you used the hearts from the first cards, very creative.
I e-mailed you about the JUGS Badge for Chic of the Week.

Lisa Elton said...

Wow, you've been busy! These are all fantastic, Lisa! Love those cute little penguins and your fun shaker cards!

Julia Aston said...

Love your colorful shakers and cute penguins!

Nancy said...

Lisa, What a post! Your penguin shakers are wonderful and you seem to really be enjoying that hot foiling. Love each card and the dainty heart backgrounds!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW Lots of fabulous eye candy in this post! You Go Girl! Super fun valentines

Bobby said...

I can see why you love those penguins, Lisa, and they go perfectly with your shaker hearts. And what a great way to use the cut out hearts. Those cards are beautiful.

Stef Perry said...

You were one busy Valentine maker Lisa! I love your flat shaker (I just made my first one recently), especially with the foiled hearts. And those cute penguins! I don't blame you for using them on multiple cards. So fun to see all your great cards!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I LOVE all of these! Super cute valentine cards. I really love those shakers and you are inspiring me to make one, even though I struggle with them.

cm said...

A whole lot of love happening with your array of cards! The penguins snuggling in the scarf are just way tooooo cute!

Ina G said...

Wow Lisa you certainly were on a roll here. Loving all the cute penguins and all the pretties with the die cut hearts. Way to go!

Cécile RIBON said...

What a fabulous set of Valentine's cards, Lisa! I just can't resist these cute loving penguins.


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