I originally started posting my craft projects on my Pannell Designs Facebook page and it has opened my world to some awesome opportunities. One of those opportunities has lit the fire for me to step out of my comfort zone and create a blog to share my craft projects out in the blogging world.
I love getting inspiration from other crafters and also love encouraging their creativity. Welcome to my blog. I hope you enjoy visiting.
Ever since I bought the Jaded Blossom Dragon Kisses Stamp set I've been wanting to make a birthday card using a dragon with a birthday cake.
As I was browsing thru my SVG data base to find an image that I wanted to use I couldn't find one that was exactly what I had in my mind so I decided to combine two different KaDoodle Bug Designs files to create the image I wanted. I used KBD Shoptastic Cuties-Birthday Cake and weird as it may sound I also used the KBD Cutie KaToodles Tombstone Dragon.
I wanted the dragon to look like he was looking over the cake to the birthday person and saying the sentiment I used.
I also paper pieced and print and cut these files to show that you can combine files either way. You just need to figure out where you're going to fussy cut afterwards and be patient.
While I was working on putting together the print and cut files and paper piecing the dragon together I added Nuvo Crystal Drops to the icing on the paper pieced cake. I took some little accents I bought from the dollar store awhile ago and added them to the icing. These little accents are in tiny glass files and are supposed to be for nail decoration. LOL
In hind sight I wish I would've added the Nuvo Crystal Drops after I put a majority of the cake together.
In this picture you'll see that I used one of my embossing folders to put the icing on so I could set it aside to dry.
Here it is the cake before I combined it with the dragons.
First up are pictures of the paper pieced Shoptastic Cutie Birthday Cake combined with the dragon from the Cutie KaToodles Tombstone Dragon.
I just love how he looks popping over the cake like he's crashing through the candles to say "Need help lighting all these candles?"
Here he is with the white icing.
Here's the print and cut files combined together.
I printed both out separately and then cut the tombstone away from the dragon to put him behind the cake and have his arms in front of the cake.
Here's a close up of the two images together.
Card design is Mojo Monday 453 from scrappydew.com
Thought it would be fun to make the same style card to show one Oh Frap Bear where I used the SVG file and paper pieced the cute bear holding the frappuccino and one where I used the jpg to print and cut the Oh Frap Bear.
To start I'm showing the card I made with the SVG file.
Here is a close up of the bear.
I used Marvy Liquid Appliqué- White for the whip cream on the frappuccino.
Doesn't it look delicious?
Now for the same card but a slightly different look because I used the jpg to print it on my printer and cut it out using my Silhouette Cameo.
SVG pieces inked with Stampin' Up Soft Suede, Glorious Green & Bashful Blue
Used Uchida Marvy Liquid Applique Markers, White on the whip cream piece after I put the three pieces together. Added the chocolate chip squares while it was wet to make them look like they were sticking out of the whip cream.
Word background behind Oh Frap Bear was stamped with my MISTI using the Stampendous Cling Coffee Background stamp
I'm super blessed and excited to be this week's Guest Designer for Die Cuttin Divas.
This week's Die Cuttin Diva's Challenge is Under the Sea.
I have been seeing all kinds of beautiful sea related projects by crafters and I was overwhelmed by their beauty and their creativeness so I had my work cut out for me. One of the things I haven't seen was an underwater scene with a sunken ship so I started searching for the the right images for my under water scene.
I found a pirate ship in my SVG data base by Miss Kate Cuttables that I felt would be perfect for the sunken ship. I wanted snorkelers/scuba divers in my scene but unfortunately I didn't have any in my SVG arsenal so I went to the internet to search which brought me to the Prettygrafik website. They had a boy and girl clipart sets that included a bunch of images that would be perfect for the design I had in my head so I bought them and the designing began.
I put the card mat size on my Silhouette Design Software screen so I could size the pirate ship, all the sea critters and snorkelers. Once I did that I printed and then cut them all out.
I used the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Broken China and Faded Jeans ink to make the ocean water.
I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Vintage Photo and Stampin Up Early Expresso to give the pirate ship character and then I ripped it in half. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye to dirty up the sails and then I ripped them and the pirate flags. A sunken ship has to look damage after all.