Monday, July 16, 2018

Three Cards - Same Sentiment

Today's cards have the same sentiment and are all made the same way.  I also learned a lesson that I will share!  The sentiment is from Sizzix and is meant for a pop-up inside a card called Scallop Drop in with Gifts.  I simply die cut the Happy Birthday and then used my Pen Blade to cut the sides.  Then I used VersaMark Ink and embossing powder to change them up.  

The first card uses the Ornate Background Stamp on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.  Then I used Distress Oxide ink in Faded Jeans over the embossed area.  I do love the look of white and blue!  This was mounted on blue card stock from Michaels.  The sentiment is covered with watermark ink and heat embossed with Navy Embossing Powder - I did a few coats.  Then I cut slivers of foam tape and attached it to the card.
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The next card is where I learned a lesson - the card is made the same way as above with a few changes.  The background is Abstract Waves Bold and colored with Distress Oxide Inks direct to paper and sprayed with water.  This time I used a glitter embossing powder and that where the problem came - it was very particular with heat embossing.  When I repeated the VersaMark Ink, loose glitter stuck to my ink pad - it made a huge mess - glitter was everywhere...  I finished with two coats of heat embossing and adhered it to the card with Collage Medium.  I was looking for a slightly raised sentiment - in hind sight, I should have rolled the piece so it was flat.  I ended up pressing it down, losing the dimension :(  
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For my third card I used the Family Word Bold Background Stamp and used several colors of Distress Oxide Inks and blended them together.  Once the sentiment is heat embossed, it too, was attached with foam tape.   Lesson learned again - blue glitter transferred from versa mark ink pad is not covered up by the beautiful White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder.  If you look closely you'll see tiny blue dots in the sentiment.  This time I added a sheer ribbon to the card.  After heat embossing and seeing it - I took a stiff piece of card stock and "scraped" the glitter off the ink pad.  
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So I hope you learn from my mistakes.  Have a great day and keep crafting!

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Another Card using Coloring Challenge Image

Today's card uses an image from Simon Says Stamps called Choose Joy.  The rain boots was stamped on Watercolor Card Stock with VersaFine Ink.  Masking Fluid was applied on the dots and once dried, I began watercoloring with these watercolors.  To bring the card together I whipped out my trusty Big Shot and began die cutting.  I used Spellbinders Labels 18 in two sizes to cut the image.  For the background I used 3D Woven Embossing Folder and used a Tim Holtz Blender Brush and Tide Pool Ink to really show the dimension.  A piece of aqua ribbon from my stash is tied around the background.  The die cut image is applied with Score Tape to really secure it.

I actually bought the 3D embossing folder back in April and this is the first time I used it - and I love it!!!  

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Making Cards with 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello all, 
Hope everyone had a good time celebrating the 4th of July!  I'm back from a break and have three cards using the same image I colored for the challenge.  All three images are from the most recent sale from My Favorite Things called Fresh Squeezed.  All three uses Tuxedo Black Ink stamped on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Card Stock and colored with Copic Markers.  A few have liquid masking applied before coloring.  All are raised with foam tape and have Glossy Accents on the glass and shoes.

This background has lemon slices stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder then die cut with Stitched Rectangles through my Big Shot.  The sentiment is stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink and die cut with Hearts in a Row.  Bakers twine and sequins are added embellishments.
This card uses the Horizontal Stripes Die negatives that was leftover from a previous card.  The pieces are attached with the die cut for correct placement.  The circle is inked and placed on a larger Stitched Circle Die cut from vellum.  The sentiment is stamped on vellum and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder and die cut using Hearts In A Row.  Sequins and Bakers twine are added embellishments.
This card uses the Quilted Back Drop Die and placed over Aqua linen style card stock.  Again the Stitched Rectangles Dies were used and some ribbon from my stash.

Hope you like them and inspire you to play more with backgrounds.  Have a great day and keep crafting!


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Friday, June 29, 2018

Glitter and Foiled Birthday Card

Todays birthday card is for a two year old.  It's a total scrap lift from a pin my daughter sent me, only the pin was for a cake topper.  I changed it up a bit and turned it into a card.  Got to love my Silhouette Cameo for making it super easy!  I whipped out some glitter card stock and cut the "TWO COOL".  For the sunglasses, I used Deco Foil Toner Sheets, covered it with Black Deco Foil and ran it through my Laminator.  I placed foam tape behind the words for dimension.  For the background, I die cut the number 2 out of fun foam and used a temporary adhesive to attach to a stamp block.  Then stamped with cloud ink all over my Neenah Card Stock.  A Stardust Pen adds shimmer around the "2's".  To bring the card together, the stamped piece was adhered to a piece of light grey card stock then the glitter piece and attached the sunglasses with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Have a great day and keep crafting!

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

All Die Cutting Card

I have a lot of stamps but sometimes you need a quick card.  If you have done some "extra" die cutting, a card can come together very fast!  It's rare that I make a card without using my trusty Big Shot.  Today's card came together really fast because I like die cutting and do a lot of it.  If there is a die that I may use frequently, I just cut extras and store them with the die.  When I purchased the Delighted Mickey Mouse Die, I had to play right away and set it aside for a special little boy.  Today I pulled out that completed die and others to make a card for Three Year Old Landon!
The Happy BirthdayStitched Squares and Square Die Set are all from The Stamps of Life.  The large 3 is adorned with a Stardust Pen and popped up with foam tape.  The border has a quick doodle with my Micron Pen.

Happy Birthday Landon!

Have a great day and keep crafting!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

30 Day Coloring Challenge and Cards Made

I've been having a ball coloring everyday - playing along with The Daily Marker - 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  With everyone sharing and showing their talents, I've been inspired to step outside my comfort box and try new things.  Below are cards I've made with those days of coloring.  
For the first card, I used Copic markers on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb card stock and then followed up with PrismaColor Colored Pencils to add depth.  Ornate Background from Simon Says Stamps is the background image.  When I first got this gorgeous stamp, I went ahead and stamped several times with Tuxedo Black Ink to have extra on hand.  My sentiment is a die that has been out of stock for a while, but I finally have it in my hot little hands!  Using my Big Shot I cut 4 and stacked them up.  VersaMark Ink coated the dies and then I heat embossed 3 times with Clear Embossing Powder for that pretty shine.  
This next card stamped image is also from Simon Says Stamps called Beautiful Flowers and I decided to go with a teal flower - the heck with reality - this is the color I wanted to play with.  Again, I used same inks/papers as the above card.  And again, I used Copics with Colored Pencils but I also used Micron Pens to darken the nooks and crannies.  The sentiment is from Always Here and stamped and heat embossed.  I apologize for the poor quality photo - I took it with Instagram and then emailed the image to myself.  (Lesson learned - take the dang pic and then post to instagram). Here is a link to instagram - ukidz
Final card is also a poor quality pic - see above - 
For a better look click here.  The image is Peonies and Tulips and uses the same papers/inks.  The image is die cut with Stitched Rectangles in my Big Shot.  The base is stamped with Cloud Ink from The Stamps of Life using an older stamp set from Inkadinkadoo.  

Have a great day and keep crafting.

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A Late Fathers Day Card

I didn't want to post this til after Father's Day because my Dad reads my blog.  Didn't want to spoil it :)


Sorry this two photos show different colors, the true colors are more like the first photo.  This stamp/die set All The Fixings was part of a class kit from Craft Fancy at the CK Convention.  We made three male cards with it.  Now to the card, I didn't have silver card stock for the saw so I whipped out my Silver Deco FoilToner Sheets and my trusty Big Shot.  After die cutting the saw twice, it was time to run it through the laminator.  Trimmed the red saw handle and adhered it to the silver saw.  Avery Elle's Horizontal Stripes Die takes care of the background with two shades of blue card stock.  The sentiments are stamped with Versafine Black Onyx on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  Details were added with a Metallic Gelly Roll Pen.

Hope you have a great day and keep crafting!

Affiliate links used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share what I used.  All products were purchase by my unless noted.  I don’t sell anything nor am I employed.  This is my hobby and I hope to inspire you to play :)