24 posts categorized "Tricia Barber"

Flower Cart
by Tricia Barber


Hello! Tricia here with you today sharing a card that I made with the Corner Shoppe release.  I used the new Corner Shoppe Wooden Cart die set along with Flower and Leaf Sprinkles die set.  I love this vintage inspired flower cart.  The Flower and Leaf Sprinkle die set is so adorable with the cute tiny flowers.  So much fun to create! I used the die to die cut several different colors of cardstock.  Now I have plenty to use for future cards! 


I created a focal point with the Scallop Pinpoint Rings. I layered this onto a panel of light orange vellum.  I love using vellum on my cards.  It softens the look of the cardstock and I layered a lacy panel underneath.  It is hard to see in the photo but in real life it adds just a little extra to the card panel! 


I finished off the card panel with some fairy jewels.  I added a foiled sentiment using the Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate and Die.  I hope you have a wonderful and crafty day! 

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It's Cake Time
by Tricia Barber


Hello!  Have you checked out the new Corner Shoppe release?  It has some adorable new dies with tiny little details!  Love it!  I decided to create a bright and cheery birthday card.  I started with some yellow patterned paper from the Memory Box Glimmering Gladiola paper pack.   I used the new Scallop Pinpoint Rings using the second largest die to cut a circle.   This actually gives two die cuts and you can use them together or seperate.   This started the foundation of my card base. 


I used the new Flower and Leaf Sprinkles and Corner Shoppe Birthday Treats dies and die cut from white cardstock.  I used the negative die cut to hold the pieces in and backed it with some post it tape.  I colored the tiny die cuts with my Copic markers.   Keeping them in the negative makes it much easier to color.  I love all the little details in the Flower and Leaf Sprinkles set.   This was perfect for adding details to the tiny cakes.  


I added some details to the banner by adding some of the tiny flowers, fairy jewels and a white gel pen.  I love all the details that you can add with the tiny die cuts.  How adorable would these be to make tiny cards for a Barbie or doll house set?    The sentiment is from the new Birthday Banners stamp and die cut banner set.   I hope you have a wonderful day!  

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Birthday Wishes
by Tricia Barber

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Hello! I am still a newbie when it comes to Hot Foiling.  I have foiled many a plates instead of my cardstock!  I thought I would share a tip that I have found has been useful and helped with my foiling process.  For today's card, I used some dark blue cardstock with the Deco Shells Hot Foil Plate.  You can foil on any cardstock!  I always thought that you could only foil on white, but foiling on colored cardstock creates such a wow effect! 

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Believe me when I say I have thrown away many panels!  I traditionally cut my cardstock down then foiled on a perfect 4.25 by 5.5 panel.  My results were never great until I learned to use a larger piece of cardstock, larger than your hot foil plate!  Trim your panel down to 4.25 by 5.5 or 4 by 5.25 panel after it has been foiled.   I typically will use half sheet and then trim away the edges.  Yes, you will have odd pieces of leftover cardstock but it is better than throwing an entire panel away!  The Deco Shells Hot Foil Plate created such a pretty panel on this darker cardstock!   For my sentiment, I die cut the Birthday Wishes Moonlight Script die from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Gold Foil cardstock.   The shadow die was die cut from light blue vellum and white cardstock. This created such a soft background for the gold foil sentiment.  

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I thought the panel still needed a little something and added a matching light blue butterfly using the Nordic Butterfly Trio craft die and added a small gold jewel from the Christmas Fairy Jewel to the center.  My mother loves butterflies, so this card will be added to her card stock stash to use!   What are your tips for hot foiling that you can share with me?   I would love to know!   Happy Foiling! 

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Spring Blooms
by Tricia Barber


Hello!  I am so happy it is Spring!  I love the warm weather, planting flowers and pops of color everywhere!  Thinking of planting flowers is what inspired my card today.  I used the Nordic Flower Heads and Nordic Flower Pots and Stems dies to create a trio of bright and cheery flower pots!   I die cut the flowers and pots from several different colors of cardstock using Memory Box 6x6 pads and layered them together with some foam adhesive. 

I used some Distress Oxide ink to darken my pots to look more like clay pots adding with a detail ink blender brush.  I had die cut the leaves and stems from different colors of green cardstock.  I mixed up the colors as I built my stems.  The background panel was die cut with the Cortina Pinpoint Plate.  I love all the details that this die adds to a card panel.   Poppystamps has the best details in their dies! 


The sentiment was stamped and die cut with the Spring Banner craft die - this comes with the stamps and banner dies.   To finish off my card, I added some jute twine tied to the top.   I hope you have a wonderful day!   


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Spectacular Butterflies
by Tricia Barber

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I have an obsession of blue butterflies! Around my home, I typically only see the Tiger Swallowtail which is yellow, but we have a nature center that has a butterfly house and they have some of the most gorgeous blue butterflies. I gravitate to the blue color combinations, likely because they are some of my favorite colors.   I created this set of cards, one a birthday and one a thank you using the Nordic Spectacular Butterfly die.   I die cut the butterfly several times from blue and aqua cardstock and created 4 butterflies, using two of them today and saving two for later!  


I used the Memory Box Pinpoint Leaf Circle Collage to die cut the main card panel.  I layered some blue vellum behind the card panel and mounted onto an A2 card base.   The sentiments were hot foiled gold using the Poppystamps Foil & Cut Modest Greetings 1 die set.  This set comes with the hot foil sentiment stamp and die to trim the sentiments.  This set will hot foil all 8 greetings at once.    I finished off the card using gold jewels from the Fairy Jewels.   


The butterflies were layered together with liquid adhesive and then popped up with foam tape to the center of the card.  Swallowtail butterflies have the distinctive tails on the end.  So this is definitely a swallowtail butterfly!  There are many ways that you could use this die - instead of using colored cardstock, try with white and color with your favorite coloring medium.  I love the details in all the layers and the beautiful tail on the end.  I think the butterfly on the happy birthday card is my favorite with the dark to light color layers!  What would be your go to color combinations for this die?   

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It's Bunny Day
by Tricia Barber


Hello!  When I was young, I could not wait for my Easter Basket.  The one thing I always treasured was getting the big solid chocolate bunny in my basket.  It was something that would last a long time and we did not get things like this often so it was a special treat.   It's hard to find those now as most are hollow. I decided to use the Nordic Bunny die and used the outline die to create the big solid chocolate bunny.   I inked the edges for some dimension. 


To create the card base, I used the Nordic Lacy Plate along with the Nordic Pattern Rings die.  I love all the details in both of these dies and did use my metal shim in my Big Shot for both.  I die cut the Nordic pattern rings from light pink, yellow and light purple cardstock.   I layered this onto a die cut circle that was just under the size of the Nordic Pattern Rings die.   The Nordic Lacy Plate was die cut with darker purple cardstock and I layered some light pink vellum underneath.   I added this to the card panel. 


The sentiment is from the Spring Banners craft die.  I used the same light purple cardstock and white embossed a sentiment.  I die cut the sentiment using the flag die included in this set.   I adore all the details that the Nordic Lacy Plate and Nordic Pattern Rings provide!   Did you get Easter baskets when you were young?  What did you treasure most?    I hope you have a wonderful day! 

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