Sunday, August 13, 2017

Cheery Lynn The Little Things Steampunk



Hi Everyone!  I've been itching to use the new patina paints I picked up last week and the first thing I wanted to paint with them is these gears.  The new Cheery Lynn Vintage Hot Air Balloon has been calling to me too.  I use the smaller hot air balloons a lot and this one is different enough both in size and style that it needed a place in my die collection.


I love how the background of the balloon is a perfect fit behind so it's easy to add additional colors.  I'm looking forward to cutting and paper piecing different colors inside the balloon to create a different look. 

I painted the Gears and embossed both the Vintage Hot Air Balloon and the heart lock from the Whimsical Lock and Key set.  I adhered the front of the balloon to the background with a tinted glaze.  I found the sentiment in a paper pack and thought it was the right size to add to the card. Last I added the black rhinestones and the gold thread to the lock.

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Hugs, Jenny

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cheery Lynn Magic


Hi Everyone!  The new Cheery Lynn Vintage Hot Air Balloon has been calling to me.  I use the smaller hot air balloons a lot and this one is different enough both in size and style that it needed a place in my die collection.


The die is a two piece set and I love having the backing for the balloon.   It is so easy to cut various papers to create different looks.


I started with the dark blue Vintage Hot Air Balloon and then cut the sparkly background.  I was originally planning a more complicated card but once the back was in place I thought the balloon could carry the design of the card on its own.  I ended up using a scallop die to add the white background layer.  The scallops reminded me of clouds and it added some needed interest.  

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Hugs, Jenny

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cheery Lynn Happy



Hi!  I'm back today with a new card featuring the 3D Peacock die.  I love all my dies but I'm always amazed by the level of detail in this one.  It's also the perfect die to use when making a quick card because of its large size.   I had so much fun coloring the peacock and I blended a number of different distress inks to get the blue shade.  I also added flat-backed rhinestones to the feathers and a black rhinestone for his eye.  


I cut the larger Happy word from the Happy die set.  The elegant script and the flexibility of mixing and matching other words makes these dies really versatile.  Last, before I glued the Peacock down I pulled up all the eyes on the feathers to add a three dimensional element.  

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Hugs, Jenny

Monday, July 17, 2017

Cheery Lynn Just For You


Hi Everyone!  I just love these new Cheery Lynn Vintage dies!  For this card I used the new Distressed Honeycomb die.  I colored it with distress inks and used colors from the background paper.


The Just For You die along with the other dies with different sentiments are some of my favorite dies to use on cards.  They are beautiful on their own and easy to add accents to.  I die cut the flourishes twice to get two larger flourishes.  I cut the bottom off one and added the extra flourish I'd cut off in the right hand corner.  The flowers were made using two sizes of tea rose dies.  I added pearls to the centers.  To finish off the card I added a twine bow.  

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Thanks for visiting today!  There's still time to join in the Vintage blog hop if you missed it Saturday. 
Hugs, Jenny 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Cheery Lynn Vintage Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the Cheery Lynn Veriloquent Vintage Blog Hop! I'm so excited to show you a few of Cheery Lynn's brand new Vintage Dies! If you arrived from Bonnie's blog you are on the right track. If not, you can return to Cheery Lynn's blog HERE and start from the beginning. Make sure to answer the questions on the Cheery Lynn Blog for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate.


The base is  a 5.5" white folded card.  I cut through both of the folded layers using the French Flair LG Stacker.  I was careful to make sure I didn't completely cut through the top of the card so the folded top of the card was still connected.  I then cut another piece of 5.5" cardstock with the French Flair die and glued it to the top of the folded card.  I cut design paper with a smaller French Flair stacker and then adhered a Celtic French Flair Boutique Stacker turned in the opposite direction.


I used distress inks and metallic cream pastes to color the books.  To get the worn patina look I rubbed the pastes with my finger.  I added the Dusty Miller Frame Corners behind the center Celtic French Flair Boutique Stacker.  Because of the size and positioning they look like they are part of a larger design.


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Old Leather Books B881 (NEW)
Thanks so much for joining me here on the hop! Your next stop is Amy's Blog. Don't forget to leave a comment on the main Cheery Lynn Designs Blog for a chance to win $20 towards Cheery Lynn Designs goodies!

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Cheery Lynn Birthday WIshes


Hi friends!  I'm back today sharing a birthday card.  Blue is one of my favorite colors and I thought I'd even match the Chrysanthemums.  The patterned card stock is double sided so I played around turning elements over to get the patterns to look best.  I really liked how the Chrysanthemums look cut from the matching patterned paper.  This is a small flower die set but it's a perfect size for cards and packs a big punch.


I used the Birthday Wishes Circle and cut a circle from the Circle Stitch and Cut Tool to add behind.  I really like the extra detailing the stitching adds on the circle.  The two larger Pierced Banners were cut using coordinating paper from the same pack.

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Hugs,  Jenny

Monday, June 26, 2017

Cheery Lynn Teacher Thanks


Hi, it's Jenny here today! I'm happy to be sharing a thank you card I created for my daughter's teachers.  Once I found the cute design paper in my stash and matched colors, this card was a snap to make.  I ended up making a few and they all came out slightly differently but I liked the colors on this one best and my daughter insisted we add the worm to her reading teacher's card.  


I cut the apple and backed it with white paper.  On this one I actually glued in the letters after but for a similar look and a faster card gluing another paper underneath gives a similar effect.  I double layered the ABC as well.  Much like the card I created in my last post I only used three dies.  The apple was adhered with foam tape for dimension.  

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Hugs, Jenny