Monday, February 20, 2012


Good Morning,

I'm so glad to be back today. I really enjoy creating projects for the Creative Critterz Imagination blog. Our theme over there for the next two weeks is St. Patrick's Day!

This week over at Cricut all the digital craft room images are 20% off! I'm a circle member and get another 10% so figured I'd get the St. Patricks Day release. Click here to view the content (there are 6 images). There are other cartridges out there that have suitable images such as Designer Calendar, Paper Doll Dress Up.

Todays card is interactive. It's called a view finder card. Directions can be found at Splitcoaststampers. You remember when we were kids and we would put this thing up to our faces like binoculars and you'd pull a little leaver and the picture would change....same idea here ....turn the wheel on the right and the saying will change. I wrote four different sayings on the wheel that rotates. Happy Birthday!, Happy St. Patrick's Day!, It's 5 o'clock somehwere!, Whatever! The card is for my friend who's birthday is on St. Patrick's Day.

My background paper was created using the Imagine and CCR. Filled a 6 x 6 inch square with green from Blast Off and then using the shamrock image from Paper Doll Dress Up I randomly placed shamrocks over top. Click here for a video tutorial on creating background papers.

Cheers! - Art Nouveau

Sponged ink on the edges of the glass for depth. Placed vellum behind the holes.
Don't you love the foam on the beer? Squeezed Puffy Paint over the cardstock and allowed it to dry a while. Then I heat the image with a heat gun. The heat causes the paint to puff up.
You can see the different saying in the window.
I used gold and diamond stickles to accent the pot of gold and well as a rhinestone on the clover.
I did use punches/spellbinders for making the scalloped circles.
This is what the foam on the beer looked like before it was heated. If you heat it as soon as you apply it the end result will look more like popped popcorn. The more you leave it dry when heated it still puffs up but with more bumps. Just experiment! If you don't have a heat tool your hair blower might work or if you have a tool in the garage that you use for taking off wall paper it will work to but be careful cause those get really hot.
All images were printed and cut with the Imagine.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Also entering in a challenge at Little Scrap Pieces - anything green


marlene said...

Saw this on the other site you are connected with. Love the suds on the glass. Neat!

Kerry~Momma K said...

Awesome project. I love the paper you created.

Karen said...

Yvonne omg this card is fabulous what a great masculine birthday card done to perfection. Thanks you so much for joining my challenge this week! Karen

Melissa said...

I love your project!!! This is such an awesome idea!!! I wanted to let you know that we are going to feature it at Fantabulous Cricut on our Scrappin' Saturday post this week!

AmyJRockstar said...

All I can say is Wow! Okay, I'm sure I can say more...LOL I'm here from FCCB (Saturday Post) & this is the card I originally came to check out, but I got caught up in all your awesome other creations first! This card is PERFECT!!! OMG, this design is just amazing! I love every single detail and thank you so much for all the links! I really appreciate that! I am learning so much from your techniques. That foam is amazing, the vellum is extremely clever, the inking is gorgeous and the viewfinder is just too darn cool! I can't wait to try out some of these things! Thanks so much again for the AWESOME inspiration and brilliant tips! :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB DT member & former coordinator)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Your project is awesome!! Great St. Patricks Day card! I just came over from FCCB where it is featutred on the Scrappin' Saturday post:)
Sherrie K