Saturday, May 21, 2016

I'm A Guest!

I'm so excited to be over on the Inspired By All The Little Things blog today as a Guest Designer!!! My talented friend Karen asked me to be a Guest and of course I said yes!

I was asked to look at the inspiration photo below and create something!
I was inspired to use the colours in the picture as my background. Funny enough I had just purchased a YNS Build a Bike die set, so of course it fit perfectly with the inspiration photo!
I recently purchased one of the Ken Oliver Color Burst sets and was so excited to get it out and play with it. I tried a bunch of different techniques.
I decided the use the Brick look for my cards. I used the MFT Brick Wall Stencil, Color Burst powders in Pthalo Green & Ultramarine Blue. To obtain this look I put a bit of powder on my craft mat and added some water to it. Then using the stencil and a Distress Ink applicator, I sponged it over the stencil. Once I got it how I wanted it to look, I took another piece of watercolour paper, turned the stencil over rubbed the access ink off onto the paper. It creates a "negative" of the stencil!
I then die cut my bike and added an inlay of the Hello die. I added some yellow accents layered and some coordinating cardstock behind it.
For this card I decided to make it into a shaker card. I used my Fuse tool and an empty Pocket Page to create the little packet of sequins. Then I glued it behind the cut out window. I adhered the front panel to the card base using some foam tape, which pops it up helps give the sequins room to move. Another bike die cut, some clear sequin and a stamped sentiment finish everything off!
I used a piece from one of the other samples I made to layer behind my sentiment on the inside!

Thanks so much Karen and Inspired By All The Little Things for asking me to be a Guest on your blog! I had a blast!

Happy Stamping!



Leigh Penner said...

Congratulations on being featured at Inspired By All the Little Things! Your cards are fabulous! Wonderful takes on the inspiration photo!

Karen Day said...

Cheri, this looks like some seriously messy fun! All of those background panels turned out really well - can hardly wait to see what else you use them for! Your two Inspired By cards are just awesome - and I love the shaker in the window idea! Thanks for being such a wonderful guest :o)

Sharon Caudle said...

Congrats on your guest spot, Cheri!! Gorgeous cards!!! I didn't realize the window was a shaker on the other blog, and I LOVE it!!! All the backgrounds you created are amazing!!! Fantastic work as always!!

Sheri Gilson said...

Awesome cards, Cheri! Congratulations on guest designing at Inspired By All The Little Things!

Donna Rudy said...

Love what you did with the stencils! Both cards are awesome but I LOVE the shaker window! Congratulations on your guest designer position!!!

Michele Henderson said...

I love your bright and beautiful cards, Cheri! This stencil idea is amazing--I can't wait to try that! Love the bicycles too!
Take Care!

LauraJane:) said...

Super having you guest with us at Inspired By! Your textured backgrounds almost glow. I like how you used the extras for the insides. Good idea.

LauraJane:) said...

Super having you guest with us at Inspired By! Your textured backgrounds almost glow. I like how you used the extras for the insides. Good idea.

maria f. said...

These are so cool and totally capture the feel of the inspiration photo. And I bet those BGs were super fun to make too ;)