Thursday, June 16, 2011

Making Cards with Best Creation & Helmar!

I hope you are enjoying this week at Helmar paired with Best Creation Inc as much as I am! I have absolutely LOVED visiting both DTs this week and being completely blown away each day. When I got these papers to play with I was in love with both lines. It was awesome to see such a beautiful pink girly line and then a fun bright boy line. They both have this amazing glitter to the pages that is completely coated so it doesn't get everywhere!!! I am definately a new & excited fan for Best Creation Inc paper - its quality is superb!!!

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For my first card, I just had to cut into that beautiful Ballet Princess line! I love anything girly - must have to do with having 2 girly girls of my own! And I had just picked up this sentiment stamp a couple days ago which was just begging to be paired with this cutie patootie! I love how you can see all the glitter in the picture. Sometimes it's so hard to photograph! For the crown and tulle on the image I used Helmar Gemstone Glue to apply the glitter. Now, the way I've found the best to apply this to small areas is to paint it on using a paintbrush. It's so easy and I know I'm getting the glue exactly where I want it to be and nowwhere else. I am addicted to using the gemstone glue with glitter because it holds it really well and because it dries clear it's still so shimmery which is what you want when using glitter!

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I love being able to show you where I used the product on my card. I love this pretty satin and tulle ribbon and Helmar 450 Quick Dry is the perfect adhesive to attach it to my card. I don't sew on my cards - I'm too lazy so I love how it looks stitched on the card even though it isn't! Shhh, our little secret. haha I used two different sized zap dots for my sentiment and image so they would have a bit of different height.

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My 2nd card was a no brainer for me! My hubby is an engineer and the Robot Line was perfect to create a fathers day card for him!!! I started with one of the journaling pieces with the gears on it and built it from there. The yellow paper was perfect design for the shirt & I added Helmar Zap Dots to give it some dimension! I used Liquid Scrap Dots for the laser chipboard gears which is just perfect for intricate designs like this that you still want to give dimension to. For the paper since I used most of it that does have the coating on it, I used Helmar Craft Glue to adhere together. I am thrilled with the outcome and cannot wait to give it to my hubby on fathers day! I'm so proud of him and this card is everything that he is.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the Best Creation Blog today for even more inspiration by their DT as well as both Helmar Facebook & Best Creation Facebook pages all week long!

Challenges I'm Playing:
The Greeting Farm - Royalty Sketch Challenge
Little Red Wagon - Cards for Dad
Sisterhood of Crafters - Celebrating the Man in Your life
Crazy Amigo - Pink
Papertake Weekly - Dads/Lads
Bows & Berries - Masculine
Cards for Men - Blue & Black
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Boy oh Boy oh Boy
Oh La La Creations - Father's Day

Supplies:
Paper - Best Creation Inc. Robot & Ballet Princess line; Copic Xpress It Blending Cardstock
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Black Soot
Stamps - The Greeting Farm CC Tuesday; {ippity} The Man
Copics - E000, E00, E11, R20, R01, E25, E27, E30, BV00, BV01, BV02
Embellishments - Liquid Pearls Rouge & Platinum, Satin & Tulle ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Adhesive - Helmar Craft Glue, Helmar Tape Runner, Helmar 450 Quick Dry, Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots, Helmar Gemstone Glue, Helmar Zap Dots

12 comments :

Jacilynn said...

oh I love these! I spy some fun new goodies...I need to come to your house to play ;) super sweet x

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

Those are so cute!!

Jen said...

Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men this week
Jen xxx

Noelle Reese said...

Super cute girlfriend. Way to rock the new loot!!!

Anonymous said...

Both cards are terrific!Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.
Rosanne

louise said...

Gorgeous cards and love them both,thanks for joining us on Cupcake this week.
Louise xx

Tussemaja said...

Really great card. Love the wheeles and the shirt. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men - Tussemaja.

Faye said...

What a gorgeous male card. I love all the little details. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. Good Luck! x

Digi Darla said...

That Father's Day card was awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Gill McCall said...

both cards are adorable but the my guy one for BnB challenge is really sweet. thanks for playing along with us at BnB this week

bosenberries said...

Thanks so much for playing in Bows and Berries Masuline challenge!! Robin

Sharon Caudle said...

They're both fabulous, but I am totally in love with the princess card! LOL! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly! Hope you're able to join us again soon! Hugs! Sharon

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