Thursday, March 5, 2015

It's a Shoe Thing!

Hey, crafty peeps! It's Ro back with some card fun!  But first I want to give you a little heads up for some REAL FUN!!!


That's right! It's a blog hop!!! March 31st we will be doing a blog hop with prizes available on each and every participating designer's blog! Mark it on your calendar!  Now, on to our regularly scheduled programming....

Marilyn Monroe said, "Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world."

Well, that's our theme this month! And since my BFF's daughter just had a baby girl, this card fit both the theme and the need for a baby card.


So true! Here is the recipe for this 5.5" x 5.5" card. Supply links will be listed below.

I cut a white piece of cardstock to 5.25" x 5.25" and embossed that with the Simple Flowers Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and adhered that to my card base. I then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the shoe pieces from the beautiful Rosy Chevron cardstock from The Robin's Nest.  I used both sides of the paper...the front for the top of the shoe and the reverse side for the inside of the shoe. The straps were cut from scrap cardstock I had in my stash.


I popped out the center of the flowered part of the shoe and added some foam tape to the back to give the shoes a little dimension.


I used my Silhouette to journal the sentiment "You are never too young for fabulous shoes" using a green glitter Cri-Kit pen and then cut that out along with a background shape for it.  The flowers were in my flower stash and the metallic pink jewels are Dew Drops.

Once I had the shoes assembled, I attached them and the sentiment to the card front using a combination of adhesive and foam tape to add even more dimension to the card. I colored in the "Fabulous Shoes" with a Dark Pink Wink of Stella pen to add a little more sparkle.


I was commissioned to do some canvas pictures for my friend's daughter's new room. I had never worked with canvas in this manner before and this was way out of my comfort zone. I much prefer making cards...it's what I know. But I think they turned out pretty good, so I thought I would share them with you. The new mama had something very specific in mind, and this is how I interpreted it.


This is a small one that I practiced on to get the feel for what I was doing. I then did two 16"x20" canvasses.


I think they turned out pretty good. She was thrilled with them. And I was happy I tried and succeeded with something new.

My point is, never be afraid to step out of your comfort zone with your crafting. You may even surprise yourself!

Hope I was able to inspire you today!

See you soon!







The Robin's Nest Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:
Silhouette Cameo, Evolution Advanced, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Wink of Stella Pen, Cri-Kit Pen, Foam Tape, Adhesive, Pink paper flowers, and Cardstock in white, pink and green

9 comments:

Terri Sproul said...

cute shoes

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

I love your cards AND your canvas, they are both wonderful!

Ann Strecko Koeman said...

Very cute shoes.

Robin O'Crowley said...

Love these shoes and great pattern to share. Love your tree and swing! Too.

Tonya said...

Adorable card and canvases! Wonderfully done!

Betsy Skagen said...

Ro, I just love the swing. It is so adorable.

LisaM said...

Cute card and canvas!

frezja said...

adorable :)

Bev Code said...

those little shoes are my fav.. awesome

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