Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Perfect Harmony: Xyron & My Favorite Things

Welcome, welcome to day #1 of the
Xyron and My Favorite Things Blog Hop!
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For my A2 card project today, I'll be using the
Xyron 9" Creative Station, the 9" Permanent Adhesive Refill Cartridge and the 3 Inch Permanent Adhesive Refill Cartridge.  From My Favorite Things, I'm using the Pure Innocence Perfect Harmony Stamp
and the Die-Namics Jumbo Peek-A-Boo Circle Windows Dies.

The 6X6 papers are from Echo Park's Simple Life Paper Pad.

To begin, I stamped the image onto Neenah Premium White 65 lb Cardstock
and a sheet of the 6X6 patterned paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Next, I used both
 Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils and a few of the Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
for shading on the dress and coloring in the flower in the girl's hair.

After cutting out the image that was stamped onto the Neenah cardstock and
dressed with the patterned paper dress, I also stamped the image onto a
circle that will be added to the base of the card.  I did this mainly so that
I could color in the pigtails :)

The 3" Permanent Adhesive was placed into the Xyron 9" Creative Station
and the cut-out girl was ran through and adhesive applied
NOTE: Just be sure to place your image FACE UP when running through
any of the Xyron adhesive machines (yes, I have learned this from experience LOL)

After cutting the smaller mat to 3.75"W X 5"H, I used the solid circle die from the
die-set to cut out the shape in the center.

I wanted to add foam adhesive to the back of the mat, so adhesive was applied
and then pieces of foam were cut and placed where needed.  To apply adhesive
to the other side of the foam: lift the top of the Creative Station so that the rollers
are slightly disengaged; roll through the paper with the foam on the back.
It's now ready to attached to the card base.

The scalloped circle die was used to die-cut a piece of solid turquoise paper;
this was attached to the inside of the stitched circle.

Here is a better view of the dimension that you can create by using
the two dies and foam adhesive...I love the way she appears to be veiled in
a stage's curtain!


One of the sentiments from the stamp set was added to the bottom,
along with a strip of the same yellow dot paper and buttons/enamel dots from my stash.

And to make things easier, My Favorite Things also offers matching dies for
many of their stamp sets!
Visit the Xyron Facebook Page to learn more about this week's blog hop...enjoy!

15 comments:

  1. Such a cute card
    and love all the
    layers to it.
    Carla from Utah

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  3. Love your card, so creative!

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  5. darling card! Love the layering and the colors!

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  6. Although I don't have a Xyron machine, you made the process seem very easy!! It does seem to make cardmaking easier. I love how you used paper piecing to get the flowered pattern on the dress! I also like the dimension of the window, and window itself!! The buttons/enamel dots from your collection look very similar to the clip in the girl's hair! Fantastic and Great card!!!!!

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  7. This is the cutest Shellye. Great pics for demo.

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  8. Such a sweet card! Love how you paper-pieced her dress! :)

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  9. Super cute card and great coloring!

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  10. What a sweet card and wonderful coloring too! Great inspiration!

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  11. what an AMAZINGLY cute card!! Love the colors and all the fascinating details you added to it to make it a ROCK STAR card!! You are so amazing and this card is delightful!!

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  12. What a sweet card. Love the layers and colors.

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  13. Very cute! I like how you shaded the paper piecing, and used the Xyron to adhere the front section that had foam dimension.

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