May 18, 2015

Stained glass look

knk zing, stained glass

I used the same stencil pattern as I did here. Instead of using a blade, I used a sharpie marker to draw with my Zing on acetate cardstock. Then colored on the back of the acetate with various sharpie/bic markers. I die cut the window using Nestabilities. The panel is adhered on foam tape to the base cardstock.

  • Stamps: Stampendous Birthday sentiments
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock, sharpie/bic markers, Swiss dots embossing folder, knk zing

May 11, 2015

Bold and Beautiful

Hero arts Blossom Art, Copics

I love bold and bright colors. So when I saw this card from Sandy Allnock, I wanted to make something similar. Lucky for me, my small stash of copic markers had just arrived and I knew the perfect stamp set for this. The background is done using Bic marker since I didn’t have a copic in that color. I love how this card turned out. What I learnt from Sandy’s card is – don’t be afraid to use two totally different colors together. In fact that’s what is the beauty of this card.Love it! Thanks Sandy!

  • Stamps: Hero Arts Blossom Art
  • Papertrey Ink Cardstock, Copic Ciao markers

May 4, 2015

Foiling with printer and iron


Foiling is all the rage these days and for good reason! Not only is it fun doing it but the results produced make you feel so smug Smile For the above card, the scrolls were foiled using some adhesive designs from clearsnap. You apply the design like a double sided tape, put the foil on top and rub on it (like rubons). For the sentiment, I printed it on a laser printer and then used my iron on the wool setting. Now this took some trial and error before I got it right. Cotton setting was too hot and the nylon setting too cold for it. So I would suggest that you print out some small star or other design in multiple copies on your paper and then try with different settings. Now when I did this, I was too confident! How could anything go wrong. So I just started with my original design and ended up wasting so much of my foil Sad smile that towards the end I was worried I wouldn’t have any when I finally got it right!!

I did another card:


The setup that worked for me:

  1. lay your heat resistant craft sheet on the table ( I use the ranger’s craft sheet).
  2. Put your cardstock with laser printed design on it.
  3. Put your foil the shiny side up on top of the cardstock.
  4. Now iron on top of the foil.
  5. Regarding how long you need to iron – that too is trial and error. I did for around 40-60 seconds I think.

A close up of the first card


As you can see it may not be perfect but the flaws are not so obvious. For the effort it takes and the results it produces, I think it is totally worth it!

  • Papertrey ink cardstock, Thermo web deco foil, Clearsnap adhesive design

April 27, 2015

Glittered stencil

KNK Zing, MTC, Stencil

Ooh I love what I did here Smile. I used the stained glass pattern here and traced it in MTC. Then I used the technique described here to do the glitter part. The “Mother’s” is also cut out using Zing. White embossed “happy” and “day”. Rounded the corner using the We r memory’' keeper’s corner chomper.

April 20, 2015

More rainbow background


 hero Arts Basic Grey Large Petal background, My Sentiments Exactly Anniversary sentiments

I used a similar technique to make this background as I did here. Except that I forgot to wet the cardstock in this case and I like how it turned. You can see defined squares of colors and that’s because the distress ink pads are squares Smile  I white embossed the stamp on the cardstock. Smooshed them on craft-sheet, mist with water and then press the cardstock onto it. If you miss some areas, just press it again. I misted the cardstock a little after doing it to ensure a better coverage. After it dried I squeezed some stickles on the craft sheet and then using my finger spread it onto the cardstock. Pretty simple eh!

  • Stamps: hero Arts Basic Grey Large Petal background, My Sentiments Exactly Anniversary sentiments
  • Distress Inks, white embossing powder, stickles, memento tuxedo black ink

April 15, 2015

Rainbow background

Waltzingmouse text-it, Hero Arts Cuckoo

I had so much fun making this background and love how it looks! I pounced various distress inks on my non-stick craft sheet, misted it with water, wet the watercolor cardstock and then swiped it across the color puddle on the sheet. Stamped text. Embossed the image in gold. Stamped the sentiment around it in black. Easy and so much fun!

  • Stamps: Waltzingmouse Text-it, Hero Arts Cuckoo
  • Distress inks, Gold embossing powder, Memento tuxedo black.

April 6, 2015

There’s gnome place like home

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This is one of my favorite cards – clean and simple!

Stamped all the images on crafter’s companion cardstock, colored with spectrum noir markers and then cut them out.

Created a rolling hill mask by fuzzy cutting printer paper. Using the mask, created the grass. Then using the reverse mask sponged the sky.

Stamped the bee trail and then added all the images. Stamped the sentiment.

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Gnome Sweet Gnome
  • Spectrum noir markers, Distress inks, memento tiuxedo black