Guest Designer – Rebecca Yahrling

We’re back with another guest designer post! Today my sweet friend, Rebecca Yahrling is sharing not one, but two projects with us! (You can view her Flickr gallery here.) She created a beautiful window card (so lovely and elegant!), AND a set of Christmas ornaments. Without further ado, here’s what Rebecca says about putting both of these projects together:

“One of my favorite techniques is to use ink sprays on watercolor paper and then use die cuts. It’s so fun to experiment with the different colors and they take less than 30 minutes to dry naturally (& I always heat set them as well with my heat gun). And I save all my scraps to use for smaller dies. So for today’s post, I have made a card and 4 ornaments (that I will give to my youngest niece & nephews to hang on their Christmas tree, as I do every year until they reach 16).

For the card, I started with a white card base. Then I cut (Fiskars) a light grey cs slightly smaller and stamped (Versafine black) & embossed (clear, Stampendous) the sentiment (Unity Stamp Co.) at the top. Then I dry embossed that panel (Taylored Expressions ‘weathered’) and adhered it to the card. Next I die cut all my pieces from the watercolor papers I made (using Ranger dylusions ink sprays and Heidi Swapp color shines).

The window is by Sizzix. The flowers are from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The leaves are from Spellbinders. I backed the window with a dp from 7 Gypsies (using Tombow mono liquid glue), then adding it to the card with double sided tape.

I used foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesives to the window box for dimension. Then I arranged my flowers and leaves. To finish, I added white half pearls (Michaels) to each flower. I think this will make a lovely wedding card.

The ornaments were made the same way as the card. I simply die cut the butterfly (Spellbinders), Owl (Echo Park) & tree (Spellbinders) from the watercolor papers . I also die cut a 2nd cut in white as a backing and glued a hanger (twine by American Crafts) in between the layers. I added gems to the owls for eyes and to the butterfly’s antennae. I also added gems to the tree, as well as a die cut cardinal (Sizzix) and star (Concord & 9th). And the owls also received some leaves (Spellbinders). These ornaments are small enough that they would work well on a miniature tree, too.

Thank you to Esther and Crop Stop for inviting me to be a guest designer. And I hope that everyone has a blessed holiday, whatever you may celebrate.
Becca”

Now it’s your turn to show us what you’ve been creating of late. Stop by the CURRENT LINK PARTY and showoff any projects that use products from companies CROPSTOP carries in the store.

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2 Responses to Guest Designer – Rebecca Yahrling

  1. Janis in ID says:

    Lovely work as always, Becca! Your wedding card with the window box overflowing with beautiful flowers is so pretty and fresh……perfect for a future full of hope. It will be treasured by the lucky couple. Those ornaments are just the cutest things ever!!! The adorable owls are my favorites with their bejeweled eyes and perched on the wonderful branch and leaves. These fun decorations will be extra special for your niece and nephews because they are made by Auntie Becca.

    Each of the projects you shared is just wonderful. I esp love the beautiful marbled look of your misted and die cut pieces. I need to remember to do that with my leftover pieces of background. Thank you for the reminder and inspiration!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

  2. Very pretty, neat background to the window and pretty flowers to accent it, cute little ornaments!

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