Friday, April 9, 2010

Friends with Flair and Helmar!

Happy Friends with Flair Friday to you! Are you ready for the weekend??? I sure am. We might actually go for a walk on the beach this afternoon and go see the Clash of the Titans movie in 3D after that. I bet that will be fun, so I am looking forward to that!

Today I have a fun and pretty card to share with you, where I used two different fun techniques and both are highlighting the use of Helmar products. You may have seen me post about them in the past, but on my card today I have a few fun ways to use them, so I think you will like it.  So here is the card I made with them.


Anyway, one of the techniques I used is foiling on my stamped image.  Like yesterday, I have to thank Beate (March 31st post) again for this fun technique and I will send you to her blog, as she is the queen of video tutorials, and I don't like to reinvent wheels...hehehe.  However the glue I used for this technique is Helmar's Gemstone Glue.  And it worked perfect with my foil!  Here is the close up of my foiling on the stamped flower..isn't it just so pretty???


The other Helmar product I want to highlight as well is their V2 Vellum Spray.  When I first got it, I was thinking...hmmm..not sure how I will use it, as I don't work with vellum that much, but I just KNEW there had to be a fun way to use it and boy, I was right!  Can you see my gorgeous???  So to make the flower I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive and it IS indeed a quick dry adhesive..hehehe.  I so love that about this liquid glue.  Once my flower was done, I just sprayed it with the V2 Vellum Spray and sprinkled it with Shaved ice I had from years ago from Magic Scraps (it's worth holding onto goodies...that is for sure...hehehe) and that is how I created this gorgeous flower.  Hope you like it!  What do you think???

Details of this card:

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper:  American Crafts Botanique collection
Stamps:  Unity Stamps Meadows by Donna Downey
Ink:  Ranger Distress ink
Foil: PC Art Accentz (from very old stash again... :))
Wired ribbon from Micheals
Shaved ice by Magic Scraps
Ribbon from local ribbons store
Recollections pearls
Tools:  Slice (label was cut with that), CM circle cutter, Martha Stewart punch, Fiskars deco scissors

Well, that is it for today...enjoy the hop and your Friday and wishing you a wonderful springy weekend!

Hugs,
Eva

39 comments :

Mary Friederichsen said...

Eva, this is beautiful! And that flower is gorgeous!
I love how you combined all the different DP and colors together, that is one area I struggle with and you did it so beautifully!

Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

Eveline said...

Beautiful card and flower.
Eveline.

jennifer mitten said...

What a gorgeous card!!

lynn said...

this is gorgeous, eva! love the foil idea, the ribbon rose-all of it!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

You are amazing, Eva! This is gorgeous!

the whimsical butterfly said...

SO stinkin' AMAZING and beautiful!!! The soft spring colors are beautiful and I love the wonderful sparkly elements, too :)

Sherry Campbell said...

WOW! Eva, my jaw hit the floor as soon as I saw this card. It is truly STUNNING!

Kelly Landers said...

Such an amazing card Eva!! That foiling looks awesome on those blooms. And the flower you made is incredible!!

BonnieRose said...

gorgeous card!

Stephanie Zito said...

WOW WOW WOW Eva!!! I'm speechless! Such a breathtaking card! You are so talented! I'm definitely going to try this technique! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend!

Heather said...

Eva, your stuff is always so fabulous! What more can I say? I'm just always so blown away. So if I may, I'm gonna go crawl under some hay, so I get out of your way, but if you want me to stay, I really just may...Ok, sorry for that, was on a rhyming GENIUSness! LOL...Getting my nerd on!

Liz said...

Just another beautiful creation.
I love it.
Congrats on being featured on FB as well today

Martha said...

ahhh this is beautiful

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

OH MY!! I mean just OH MY!! Girl you just ROCK!!

StacyC said...

Gorgeous Eva.. Love the flower..

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful, I do believe this is just about my all time favorite card of yours!

Amy said...

So pretty Eva! love the sparkly!

Jessy said...

BEAUTIFUL card. Love the details. :-)

Tanya said...

Wow! This is a gorgeous card!!! What a great way to use Helmar's Vellum spray!!

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

Becky Carafa said...

Wowie, what gorgeous techniques! Love it!

MrsETaylor said...

Holy Cannoli Batman. You did it again!!!!!

Love this so so much Eva

Rona said...

pretty!! love the glitter on your ribbon flower and the foil is a very cool technique :)

Maria Gurnsey said...

WOW...I'm gonna just start casing your cards unitl my mojo comes back :)

kmassman said...

Gorgeous!

Shirley said...

I really love your card and the flower is awesome! Very beautiful!!!

Shirley said...

I really love your card and the flower is awesome! Very beautiful!!!

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Very pretty, Eva!

Debby said...

Gorgeous. And I can see you are very creative and clever. Hope you get that walk on the beach. :-)

Laurel said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Eva this is simply gorgeous. I love the technique you used. Thanks for sharing today!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Beautiful card! Great details.

Karen said...

Great details and love that foil technique. Beate does rock those tutorials!! Your card is awesome!!

Hugs,
Karen

Jen said...

Ooooh, aaaaah....this is FABulous Eva! You ALWAYS have something cool to try and I love the foil on the stamps, and that flower is soooo pretty! Enjoy your weekend!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful Eva!

Gwen said...

Love the foiling and the flower. Will have to go check out that technique!

Susan said...

gorgeous card...love the stamp and the foiling!
Susan

Lori said...

Eva, this is gorgeous! Love the look of the foil on the flowers.

Linda Beeson said...

I love this sooooo much! LOVING the wonderful colors you put together and the really neat flowers.

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