Friday, November 1, 2013

Its your smile that captures my heart- Girly Goodness

Hi There!

Shell Carman here today with some girly goodness plus a vintage card!

My little Evil Evie recently turned 3. This is a pic of her before her party. She looked totally adorable (& innocent but don't be fooled!!) and she couldn't keep that big cheesy smile off her face! I wanted to put together something bright but girly. I'm spoilt for choice with all the gorgeous girly chippies Imaginarium Designs has!

Flourishes are definitely a favourite of mine. I love adding them to flower clusters for extra texture. I first painted them with gesso then used a small paint brush to add some Shimmerz in Sunny

The Embellishment 4 was painted with gesso then I used my fingertip to dab on Shimmerz in Magenta.

The title was also painted with gesso and Magenta Shimmerz. The border was inked with Prima Chalk Fluid Ink in Teal Damask down the centre then inked with Prima chalk fluid ink in Coltsfoot Stemens. I added some Shimmerz Sunny over the top for more texture

Imaginarium Designs Products Used
IDS0013 Embellishment 4
IDB0002 Four circles border
IDP0093 Its your smile Phrase
IDFL001 Flourish 1
IDT001 Flourish 1 Tinies

Other Products
Prima Anna Marie paper
Prima Anna Marie tag
Prima Anna Marie flowers
Manor House Creations flower
Prima Resin Butterfly
Shimmerz Sunny
Shimmerz Magenta
Prima Chalk Fluid Ink Coltsfoot Stemens
Prima Chalk Fluid Ink Teal Damask
Prima Chalk Fluid Ink Pastel Green
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares White
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Dodz 3D

I'm still trying to get ahead with the Xmas card making so here is another one for my stash!
I prefer my Xmas cards & decorations to be more traditional & vintage Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas is a great traditional collection & blended beautifully with the chippies. I especially love the little reindeer! Too cute!
The tulip flourish was coated with mod podge then dipped in clearsnap glitter. The reindeer was painted with the Tim Holtz dabber in Antique Linen. While the paint was wet I dipped it into some micro beads

I inked the Edward Relief Border with Ranger Distress Ink in Walnut stain then painted a coat of mod podge. While it was wet I sprinkled some copper gold embossing powder & set it with a heat gun. The Happy Christmas title was painted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze in Paradise Pink

IDS0073 Two Reindeer in a board
IDFL0007 Tulip Flourish
IDB0010 Edward Relief Border
IDP0073 Happy Christmas 

Other Products Used
Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas paper
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fleur De Lis Motifs
Spelbinders Decorative Labels 28
Kraft paper
Ranger Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Mod Podge
Clearsnap glitter Peridot
Bella Boulevard Micro Beads
Tim Holtz Distress Paint Antique Linen
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Paradise Pink

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Thanks for looking!


  1. Gorgeous Christmas Card, and what a beautiful layout!!!

  2. I love the magenta on your layout, it really pops! The card is gorgeous, I love the reindeer and the way you've embossed the border. Thanks for the tip about using mod podge to heat emboss the powder, I never thought of that!

  3. so colorful layout, so pretty and funny! and the card is beautiful!

  4. Oh wow, both your lay-out and your card are seriously gorgeous! I really like your use of colours on both of them.

  5. Beautiful layout! Love your gorgeous card. Love all the details.

  6. Beautiful layout, love all the colors and the textured look you created on the beautiful chipboard pieces, the Christmas card is wow, stunning.