Nov 18, 2013

Happy as a Lark.


Good morning!

Today, I'm thrilled to be joining in on a joint blog hop with several designers from The Craft's Meow and the Perfect Paper Crafting company


If you've been hopping along with us, you should have arrived here from Jenny Gropp's blog.
(The full list of blog hop participants can be found over on TCM's store blog.)

I was sent the Perfect Layers Tool 3 to play with as I already had the Tool 1 and 2 in my stash!  I used the 1" side on Tool 3 and 1/8" side of Tool 1 to create my faux polaroid vanilla mat on my first card.  Then, I used the same 1/8" side to cut the green mat for the frame.  


For the card itself, I cut a 1" brown mat for the patterned paper strip on the card front, stitching both edges with a zig zag stitch with my sewing machine.  I used the lovely Happy as a Lark (for the bird) and Lark Additions (for the sentiment) on my card, stamped in coordinating colored inks.


For my second card I used TCM's Lark Additions along with my Tool 3, 3/4" side to cut several strips of patterned papers to weave on my card front.  After I weaved them, I adhered the strips down and then embossed it with a texture embossing folder.  I wish I would have picked a less textured folder because I think all the embossing is too busy with the strips, but what's done is done, right?


It's time for me to send you on to the next stop on the hop: Karen Baker!  

Before you go, I need to let you know that there are two $50 gift certificates up for grabs (one from TCM and one from PPC) for leaving comments along the way on the hop.

Don't forget TCM is currently having a huge sale on many stamps Lisa decided to retire. 

And, in honor of today's hop, PPC is offering a 5% discount on their tools.  
The code is meow5%
(I have to mention that not only are their cutting tools great, I adore the perfect air brush tool and use it often on my cards.  It's a must have if you don't have one in your collection yet.)

Happy Hopping!
Jessica

30 comments:

Karen Conner said...

I'm so jealous of the stitching on your card! I'm still trying to get the hang of doing it.

Great cards!

Patti J said...

Beautiful use of the Perfect Layers Rulers, and you've done such a wonderful job of showcasing the wonderful stamps! Thanks for sharing :)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Gorgeous cards, Jess! I love your stitching and that beautiful bow on the bird card, and the weaving on the second card is inspired! Thank you so much for always making TCM stamps shine! <3

Barbara said...

Jessica your cards are gorgeous! Love the color palette and on the first one and the paper weaving background on the second. Beautiful cards and very creative.

Dee dee said...

I love the colors and the stitching as well as the plaid affect. Very nice!

Maxine D said...

Sssssssssh - don't tell me about more tools that I need....
Love your cards, particularly the top green and brown - love them together, and the card itself is beautiful.
Blessings
Maxine

lindaplus3 said...

wow,, you have done a very very pretty job,,,, love the stitching you added :)

Iris said...

Beautiful cards - love the ribbons and the embellishments and the bird.
isoscia at aol dot com

Sherri P said...

very nice. great stitching

M DelValle said...

Awesome cards!! :)

joy said...

Love the first card and the woven stips look so nice on the second. I, for one, do like the added dry embossing; looks great to me!

Kris B said...

Both your cards are fabulous! Really love the colors and image on the first one! Wonderful layers and stitching!

Vicki said...

I think the card with the weaved strips is fantastic. So unique.

Barbara said...

I love both cards! The stitching on the first one is just the perfect touch and I do like the embossing on the second because of the beautiful texture and dimension it creates!

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful cards! I don't think the embossing etc. it too much, I love the texture with the tapes. TFS.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hi Stranger!! [insert wave] -- this bird card is quite fabulous~ done in the soft colors its beautiful!

quilt4fun2 said...

Card 1 is so soft and pretty...I like the stitching and the little bird. Card 2 is so clever to think of paper weaving, and then to emboss it is Wow! Great job!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Pam said...

Great cards. I have to learn to sew on mine. Your stitching is fabulous.

frommycraftroom said...

Beautiful cards. Like the colours of the first and use of the doliey in the second. Thank you.

loulou said...

Beautiful cards. They have such a lovely vintage feel. I really like the colours on you first card and the stitching really adds some elegance. I don't think the embossing on the second card is too much it adds great texture and compliment the texture heart stamp.

Sabrina said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful!!

Sue D said...

Lovely cards--my fave is the first one--love that bird.

Cards By Betty said...

cards are beautiful and loved that you used the perfect tool this is the first I have heard of them sure will have to have them soon.

jusaweecatnap said...

Love these cards--beautiful layering and textures.

Jean Bullock said...

Beautiful cards ...AS USUAL! I especially enjoyed the first card. Great layers and colors and the stitching added the finishing touch. Great job!

Janis said...

LOVE your cards.....love anything with birds and also crazy abt your weaving on the other card!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Pat said...

LOVE your work! Such pretty details and the textures are great, too!

marylouh said...

love the basketweave. Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty...love the weaved look on the last.

Nancee Purdum said...

What lovely cards! Both are so pretty! :) Nancee

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