Happy Monday to you all! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine consisted of unpacking boxes and cleaning our NEW HOUSE! Which is the reason I haven't been around lately. This summer so far has been a HUGE whirl wind for me. And it really hasn't been much of a summer due to all of the moving in and moving out. We moved out of our home in Charlotte, in to a rental townhouse, out of the townhouse, and then finally in to our new home in Raleigh. Glad to finally be in our home and getting back to life! I'm so ready for some kind of normalcy!!
Ok, enough of that let me get to my new Imaginisce project....an inspirational card set!
It's always nice to have a set of cards on hand when your in a time crunch. So today I have a set of inspirational cards that would be great for any occasion. And to give them a special touch, I added a lot of bling to each one with the wonderful I-Rock tool and all of the great Hot Rocks and Glam Rocks.
If you'll notice in the picture above I've chosen 3 collections which I made my cards from. My "dream big" card is from the Outdoor Adventure collection. I based the whole card around the journal piece with the moon and stars. I also used one of the new Imaginisce Silhouette cuts....the stars! Aren't they cute?!?!
My next card was made with the "Good Dog" collection. I am absolutely crazy about the colors and patterns in this collection! They are perfect for creating projects that have nothing to do with dogs.
And my last card was made from the "Childhood Memories" collection. This one I thought would be adorable if I used the circle pattern as part of my focal point of the card.
The I-Rock tool is so simple to use it really doesn't need a tutorial but I thought I would do one anyway....just in case. The first and most important part of this tutorial (well, in my mind anyway) is what kind of tape to use when you're using the templates. NEVER use any kind of wrapping tape. It doesn't come up easily and most of the time it will tear your paper. Always use some kind of painter's tape. It holds the template down and comes off without making any kind of boo-boos on your project.
After you have the template in place just start placing your Hot Rocks or Glam Rocks in the pattern holes, heat up your I-Rock tool, and go to town getting those beauties adhered to your project. Like I said, this tool is so easy to use.....and it's FUN!!
Imaginisce - pattern paper (Outdoor Adventure, Good Dog, Childhood Memories), Alphas (Outdoor Adventure), I-Rock tool, Glam Rocks, Hot Rocks, Imgainisce Sky Scene (Silhouette) cut
Other - May Arts ribbon, The Twinery Twine, Silhouette
Hope everyone has a wonderful Monday!