Sunday, July 31, 2016

Birthday Cake Card

Hi Friends:  Today's creations are all about cards being created for a donation to my church.  Here's the birthday cake card.  Hope you enjoy it - see below for process, challenges, and products used. Thanks for taking a peek!  Happy Sunday!



Process:
I started with an A2 white card base.  I trimmed 2 panels from the This and That Epic Day DSP papers to 2.5 X 5.5, and embossed one of the panels.  I used the Basic Gray ink pad to edge the pieces and highlight the raised portions of the embossed panel, then adhered them to the card front.  On a separate piece of white card-stock, I stamped the birthday tag in 3 colors of Stampin' Up! ink:  Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, and Pool Party.  Then I punched the images using the tag punch, edged them with Basic Gray, then added them to the top panel using craft fun foam.  I added the Pool Party ribbon to over the seem of the 2 panels, then added silver brads to each end of the ribbon. On black card-stock, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink, then added white embossing powder and heat set it.  I cut the sentiment using the Stampin' Up! Bitty Banners framelits die and added it to the card front.  To finish, I added some gems to the candle flames, and Wink of Stella clear glitter to the birthday cakes.


Challenge Entered (click on caption for link):
SR#340



Products Used:
Wink of Stella clear pen (SSS)
Versamark Ink Pad (SSS)
Core'dinations A2 Card base (SSS)
Stampin' Up! Products - some are retired:  Happiest Birthday Wishes and Express Yourself stamp sets; This and That Epic Day DSP; Ink Pads:  Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Smoky Slate; Bitty Banners framelits die; Pool Party ruffled ribbon; Small Tag punch
Making Memories Black Ink Pad
White embossing powder and heat gun
White and black card-stock
Silver brads, gems
We R Memory Keepers Embossing Folder

Birthday Floral Card

Hi Friends:  Today's creations are all about cards being created for a donation to my church.  Here's the birthday floral card.  Hope you enjoy it - see below for process, challenges, and products used. Thanks for taking a peek!

Full Card:



Detail to show the shimmer from the Wink of Stella pen:


Process:

I started with an A2 card base.  I cut 2 panels using my Stitched Rectangle dies - the larger from the Razzleberry paper and the smaller from black card-stock and layered them on the card base.  On a panel of white card-stock, I used the Stampin' Up! Awash with Flowers set and stamped the flower / stem / leaf outlines in black ink, then overstamped with the fill-in stamps using the Stampin' Up! colors listed below.  I added some ink splatters using the same colors.  Next, I cut the stamped panel using the next smaller size stitched rectangle die, added the baker's twine, then adhered it to the card front with fun foam.  On black card-stock, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink, then added white embossing powder and heat set it.  I cut the sentiment using the Stampin' Up! Bitty Banners framelits die and added it to the card front.  To finish the card, I added shimmer to the flowers with my Wink of Stella clear pen.

Challenge Entered (click on caption for link):
cQC #352


Products Used:
Wink of Stella clear pen (SSS)
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies - Large and Small (SSS)
Versamark Ink Pad (SSS)
Core'dinations A2 Card base (SSS)
Stampin' Up! Products - some are retired:  Awash with Flowers and Express Yourself stamp sets; Lovely Flowers DSP; Ink Pads:  Only Orange, So Saffron, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery; Bitty Banners framelits die
Making Memories Black Ink Pad
White embossing powder and heat gun
White and black card-stock
Baker's Twine

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Have Fun tag

Hi Friends:  Today's creation is another tag - Have Fun.  It really was lots of fun to create.



Process:
I started with a plain manila tag and covered it with washi tape.  I covered with a layer of gesso, then added molding paste with a spatula and the Prima texture brushes to create lots of texture.  Once dry, I dripped the acrylic inks onto the tag, added a spray of water & let them drip and move along the tag. When dry, I added a bit more gesso, then stamped "Good Times" into the whiter area.  To create more visual interest, I stamped the word stamp around the tag, then covered the tag with strips of Tissue Wrap using gel medium. I added some LSG spray in Screamin Banshee Black and let it drip and move around the tissue wrap strips.  I stamped the bicycle and balloon stamps onto white cardstock, fussy-cut them, then colored them with the same acrylic inks.  When dry, I covered the stamped images with Liquid Embossing gel then glued the images to the tag.  I colored some Alpha Tiles with the blue ink, then used rub-ons to spell the word "fun", and added them to the tag.  To finish, I added some dew drops, some LSG ink and gesso splatters, then edged the words and tag with Black Soot Distress Crayon, and topped the tag with a few strands of fibers from my stash.


Challenges Entered:
Add Some Texture
Anything Goes
More Than Words Facebook Challenge

Products Used:
Lindy's Stamp Gang spray (SSS) in Screamin Banshee Black
Hampton Art - 7 Gypsies stamps - bicycle + words + "Good Times"
Making Memories rub-ons - Destination
All Night Media Liquid Embossing - Antique Glass Finish
The Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Other Items from my stash: manila tag, fibers, matte gel medium, gesso, Art-C white molding paste, washi tape

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Moon and Stars Tag

Hi Friends:  Today's creation is a Moon and Stars Tag.  I loved creating this tag - it uses lots of texture and paint and was loads of fun!  See below for process, challenges, and products.  Have a super crafty day!

Full Tag:


Detail of the sentiment:



Process:
On the base tag, I layered strips of washi tape for texture, then used a moon/stars stencil with silver embossing paste near the top.  I used several layers of colors (see below) of Distress Paints to color the background, edged the tag in black, then sprayed the tag with LSG spray to add even more shimmer.  (I love the effect of the silver Distress Paint on the tag - in person, the use of the dabber top makes the spots almost look like stars!)  I stamped the saying with Stazon silver ink onto recycled plastic packaging, edged it with silver and black paint, then stapled it near the bottom of the tag.  I also used recycled plastic packaging to cut out the stars, then colored them with the below Alcohol Inks, edged them with the black paint, then attached them to the tag.  I finished the tag off with a generous bunch of blue and silver fibers from my stash.

Challenges Entered:  (Click on the captions to go to the challenge website)
MMMC #26 - Reach 4 Stars
HLS - Recycle

Texture


Anything Goes

























Products Used:
Ranger Alcohol Ink (SSS) in: Stream, Denim, and Silver Mixatives
Distress Paint (SSS) in: Black Soot, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, and Brushed Pewter
Lindy's Stamp Gang spray (SSS) in Screamin Banshee Black
Art-C Molding Paste - silver
InkaDinkaDo stamp

Other:  Fibers, stencil, recycled plastic, manila tag, washi tape




Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Smile Wedding Layout

Hi Friends:  Today's creation is a new layout of my dad's wedding.  It was a beautiful wedding, but it happened to be a rainy day.  That didn't stop them from being truly happy - this picture really captures the joy of the day!  Thanks for taking a peek!

Full View:



Area Views:



Process:
I started with a gray cardstock background, then layered my MME pattered paper sheet, with torn/distressed edges.  I prepped with clear gesso, then used my Teardrop stencil to add raindrops to the background, using Chartreuse CM Iridescent Medium.  Once dry, I added the below Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays on the edges and around the stenciled areas and used them to color the doily.  I colored the ribbons with Distress Stain and the silver LSG spray, then colored/edged the sentiments and picture frame, as well.  I cut the title with my Cricut from the same background cardstock, then heat embossed with LSG embossing powders.  I found the Live Your Story charm in my stash and thought it was perfect for the story of my dad's wedding.  I added some cheesecloth, Prima flowers and wire borderss, then finished it off with splatters of white gesso and the LSG sprays.

Challenges Entered:
Please click on link in the caption of this image:
Smile














Another link to the challenge:  MTW July - Smile

Products Used:
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (SSS):  Ponderosa Pines Olive, Black Orchid Silver, Gag Me With a Spoon Gray; LSG Embossing Powders (AZ):  Twilight Jade Slate, Midnight Emerald
Imagine Crafts Iridescent Creative Medium (AZ)
Distress Stain - Forest Moss (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON (SSS)
Prima flowers
Prima Cinderella Collection border stems
Momenta Wood Embellishments
Art-C™ Ephemera Collage Kit (sentiments)
We R Memory Keepers paper Doilies
Cricut Artbooking cartridge
Jenni Bowlin Teardrop Stencil
MME Imagine Stripe paper

Other items from my stash:  cheesecloth, charm, gesso, cardstock

Monday, July 25, 2016

Fairy Tag

Hi Friends:  There is a new challenge today over at the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog, where the challenge is Always Anything Goes, and any handcrafted items are welcome.

Please visit our fabulous sponsor this week, Little Blue Button Stamps, to see all of their wonderful products!

My creation for this week is a Fairy Tag using the Princess Fairy digital stamp from our sponsor.

I hope that you are inspired by my creation and will join us over at the CYP blog to see the creations of the other design team members and enter for your chance to win a great prize from our sponsor.

See below for my creative process and supplies.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great CRAFTY day!




Process:
The tag was created by printing the image onto copier paper, then doing a packing tape transfer to place the image on the manila tag.  I used CM Iridescent paint with the Tim Holtz Flourish stencil to add texture to the background.   I painted the image and flowers with the below colors of Viva Decor 3D Stamp Paint, then printed the quote onto cardstock and painted it with a wash of the same light blue metallic paint and layered them around the fairy image.  I colored the lace trims with a combination of the rose paint and Distress Stain in Milled Lavender.  Once the trim was added, I layered the flowers and added seed beads/tiny marbles to the centers - with a touch of cheesecloth and dryer sheets behind them.  I added a couple of wing charms, some hand made wire flowers, and some gems to the crown.  I added a couple of layered butterflies and some fluffy yarn fibers to finish off the fairy-tale effect.

Supplies Used:
Little Blue Button Stamps Princess Fairy digital stamp
Viva Decor 3-D Stamp Paint (Amazon) in Light Blue Metallic, Gold, Rose Metallic, and Copper
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (SSS) in Frenchy's Pink Pouf, Blazing Sun, and Gang Me with a Spoon Gray
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil FLOURISH (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stain MILLED LAVENDER (SSS)
CM Iridescent Medium - Purple (Imagine Crafts)

Other items from my stash:  seed beads/tiny marbles, Prima flowers, lace trims, yarn, silver wire, cheesecloth, metal charms, gems, layered butterfly stickers

Challenge Entered:
Things with Wings

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Beautiful Destination Tag

Hi Friends:  Today's creation is a beach scene tag:



Process:
To create the tag, I used the 2 techniques in the Tim Holtz Tags - July Remix.  I stamped the beach scene using the Lawn Fun Life Is Good stamp set onto water-color paper using Jet Black Archival Ink. I water-colored the lighthouse and waves with Distress Inks, then added some white caps using my White Signo pen.  I don't have the distress micro glaze, so I used Glossy Accents to cover the lighthouse, gulls, and whitecaps to create the resist.  I used some Texture Sand Paste colored with Distress Inks/Stains to create the sand on the beach.  Then I used more Distress Inks to water color the full panel (except the sand), using the watercolor resist technique.  I used the Adventure Thinlits to create my titles, using the Layered Words technique.  I colored my base tag with Distress Stains to accent / coordinate with the beach colors.  I cut the word "beautiful" out of the tag, then layered back in the negative spaces in the letters.  I cut the word "destination" from black cardstock.  I used my craft knife and design ruler to cut the tag to create the slits in the tag, then carefully slid the watercolor panel through the slits. (Tim was right - it took some care to slide it through and not snag anything.  lol.)  I adhered the "destination" word to the bottom of the tag, added some Industrious border stickers, and edged the tag with Distress Ink.  I colored some crinkle ribbon with Distress Stains, then threaded them through a palm tree charm and added them to the tag.  To finish, I found some small sea-shells in my stash, and added them to the beach/sand.  Then I masked the scene off a bit and sprayed a bit of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mists into the sky area to give a bit of sparkly sunlight.  This was really fun!  Note:  I tried to do my words like the one's in Tim's tag - with the word "destination" cut from the tag, but it was too long & cut my tag in half, so I had to start over with the words as shown.  LOL.  Now I need to figure out how to use the cut-up tag for something else!  :-)

Thanks for taking a peek!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Challenges Entered:
Nautical/By the Sea
Tim Holtz 12 Tags - July Remix














Products Used:
Tim Holtz Idea-ology GALLERY Industrious Stickers (SSS)
Tim Holtz Sizzix ADVENTURE WORDS SCRIPT Thinlits (SSS)
Lawn Fawn LIFE IS GOOD Clear Stamps (SSS)
Distress Stains (SSS):  Stormy Sky, Walnut Stain, Old Paper
Distress Inks (SSS):  Candied Apple, Scattered Straw, Old Paper, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, Tea Dye, Antique Linen
Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS (SSS)
Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE  (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 75 JUMP RINGS Hardware (SSS)
Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology DESIGN RULER (SSS)
Tim Holtz Tonic CRAFT KNIFE (SSS)
Ranger 2-Ounce Perfect Pearls Mists, Heirloom Gold (Amazon)
Deco Art Media Texture Sand Paste (Amazon)

Other Items from my stash:  charm, shells, paint brushes

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thanks Card

Hi Friends:  I found myself in need of some more Thank you cards, so that's what I worked on today.


I stamped the Scribble Flowers solid stamps using Stampin' Up! inks onto white cardstock, then overstamped the outline stamps with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I cut the sentiment from a Minc toner sheet and foiled it with gold using my Minc machine.  I added gold in 3 ways:  there's some gold LSG spray on the background, gold Minc foil on the sentiment, and finished with gold sequins.  I used a sponge to add the Bermuda Bay ink to the edges, then used craft foam to pop the panel up over the base panel using Welcome Neighbor patterned paper.  While I had my supplies out, I did a couple of variations of the same card, using different sentiments / dies.  Thanks for taking a peek.  Have a great day!


Challenges Entered:
CQC#351


Products Used:
Simon Says Clear Stamps SCRIBBLE FLOWERS (SSS)
Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD (SSS)
Heidi Swapp MINI MINC 6 INCH FOIL APPLICATOR Machine (SSS)
Lindy's Stamp Gang BLAZING SUN Glitz Spritz (SSS)
Stampin' Up!:  Inks:  Concord Crush, Midnight Muse, Bermuda Bay; DSP:  Welcome Neighbor
Other:  Thanks die, Minc toner sheet, sequins, white cardstock / card base, craft foam


Monday, July 11, 2016

Simply Beautiful Card

Hi Friends:  There is a new challenge today over at the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog, where the challenge is Always Anything Goes, and any handcrafted items are welcome.

Please visit our fabulous sponsor this week,  SLS Lines, to see all of their wonderful products! 

My creation for this week is called Simply Beautiful and uses Classical Lady with Flowers in Hair digital stamp.  I printed the digital image onto smooth white card-stock and colored it with various Copic markers.  I cut the upper part of the image into an oval shape and attached some lace that was colored with Tattered Rose Distress Stain.  I cut some flowers from Prima papers using the Tiny Tattered Florals dies and colored them with pink/red colors of Glimmer Mists, then attached them over some of the floral designs in the image.  I added gems and beads to the flowers, then added "jewelry" gems to her neck and ear.  This panel was glued to an oval diecut from the same Prima papers.  The black card base is covered with torn strips of the Prima papers colored with Glimmer Mists, with strips of "gauze" on top (this is actually left-over dryer sheets that I have torn and frayed - it's a great way to upcycle them!  lol) .  The image panel is attached with foam dots to the card base.  To finish, I added the Chit Chat stickers that were edged with Black Soot Distress Ink.

I hope that you are inspired by my creation and will join us over at the CYP blog to see the creations of the other design team members and enter for your chance to win a great prize from our sponsor.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great CRAFTY day!



Detail Image:





Supplies Used:
Classical Lady with Flowers in Hair digital stamp from SLS Designs
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen (SSS)
Glimmer Mist (Amazon) in various pink / red and gold colors
Copic Markers (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stain TATTERED ROSE (SSS)
Tim Holtz Sizzix TINY TATTERED FLORALS Thinlits Dies (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 1088 CHITCHAT STICKERS (SSS)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT (SSS)
Prima Stationer's Desk (Amazon)

Other Items from my stash:  lace, gems, black card base, Prism Simply Smooth White Card Stock


Friday, July 8, 2016

Anniversary Gift Canvas

Hi Friends:  This week's creation is a first anniversary gift for my daughter.



I used the same basic photo as my layout a week or so ago (it's one of her favorites), but put it on a mixed media canvas.  I started with embossing paste & 3 stencils to add texture  / interest to the background.  For the LOVE and YOU AND ME stencil, I mixed the embossing paste with a bit of 3-D Stamp Paint so that I could get the exact color I wanted.  Once dry, I added a bit of cheesecloth before spraying the background with my LSG and other sprays.  I backed the photo with some MME papers from my stash and popped it up from the background with some cardboard.  I colored the lace and flowers with the same LSG sprays, and added blue beads to the center of the bottle cap.  All of the charms attached to the bottle cap and on the canvas represent things of meaning to the couple:  a cross and winged heart for their faith, a key and lock for their love and commitment, and musical notes and a sun for their participation in a college a capella group.  (I added some things that represented them individually, too - the "Magic" cards for his love of that game, and the butterfly because Jenny loves them.)  I added some word bands representing love, arranged the embellishments, then finished the canvas off with some lovely seed beads.  Thanks for taking a look.  Have a great weekend!

Challenges entered:
Red, White, &/Or Blue  (I chose Blue!)
Photo Inspiration (I used the colors!)














Products used:
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste WHITE (SSS)
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil VALENTINE (SSS)
The Crafter's Work MINI ART IS 6 x 6 Template (SSS)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metal WORD BANDS (SSS)

Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (SSS) in Blazing Sun, TiffanyLou Blue, Opal Sea Oats
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists sprays (Amazon) in Denim Blue and Bubbles
Ranger TCW-TIM-29694 Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Wash Dye Spray, Sailboat Blue (Amazon)
Ranger 2-Ounce Perfect Pearls Mists, Blue Smoke (Amazon)
Viva Decor 119390836 3D Stamp Paint, Light Blue (Amazon)
Iceberg Paper Blooms By KaiserCraft (ACOT)
Tim Holtz metal words and chain tassels
Prima Flowers
Momenta Wood embellishments

Other items from my stash:  canvas, lace, beads, charms, flowers, cheesecloth