July 28, 2014

It’s time to say…

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To create the background: dab salty ocean and tumbled glass on Honeycomb embossing folder. Spritz it with water. Emboss a watercolor cardstock using the embossing folder.

Clear embosssed the cuckoo clock. For the alarm clock, stamped it in black on white cardstock and then colored it with Spectrum noir markers. Stamped the sentiment on vellum using Milo’s ABC.

  • Stamps: Hero Arts Cuckoo, Lawn Fawn Milo’s ABC
  • Papertrey ink cardstock, vellum, distress inks, versamark, memento tuxedo black

July 21, 2014

Western themed goodbye

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The background was created by sponging barn door, pickled raspberry and dusty concord.

For the sentiment, I cut it out using Zing and then double embossed it in clear embossing powder. Stamped the moon in white pigment ink and went over it with white gel pen. Stamped the cowboy in black and the cactii in walnut stain. Tore same random strips from brown cardstock to create the desert.

  • Waltzingmouse Way out west
  • Zing, Distress Inks, clear embossing powder, white gel pen, white ink

July 17, 2014

Thank you card

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To create the background: I sponged the card with Antique Linen first. Then stamped music background with Antique Linen and finally sponged around the edges with Walnut Stain.

Stamped the thank you on brown cardstock and embossed it in gold embossing powder. Distressed the edges using a ruler. Punched a hole and put in an eyelet.

  • Stamps”": Impression Obsession cover a card music, Waltzingmouse Say it loud
  • Distress inks, Papertrey Ink cardstock, gold embossing powder

July 7, 2014

Flip it card

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I’ve been seeing a lot of flip-it cards so decided to give them a try. It was so much fun making this card and I love how it came out. In fact I want to make more of these flip-its. Probably with different shapes flipping.

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Admit One
  • Papertrey cardstock. spectrum noir makers, memento tuxedo ink, white gel pen, aged linen distress ink, white embossing powder.

June 30, 2014

Hope your birthday is a blast

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Stamped the astronaut on a piece of white cardstock and colored with spectrum noir markers. Splattered various blue colored distress inks on a white cardstock. To splatter, impress the stamp pad on a craft sheet or other non-porous surface and then use a brush/water brush to flick ink on the cardstock. Sponged the cardstock with tumbled glass ink. Stamped and colored various space images on the base cardstock. Stamped the sentiment on vellum and added it to the cardstock base using vellum tape.

  • Stamps: Technique tuesday
  • distress inks, papertrey ink cardstock, spectrum noir markers

June 23, 2014

Another version…

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Here’s another card using the same technique as I used in the previous card. In this case, the edges of the oval were a little rough due to some “accidents” and so I added a oval outline using black cardstock. Like they say “every mistake is an opportunity to embellish” Smile

  • Stamps: Stampendous greetings
  • Papertrey ink cardstock

Glittered sentiment

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This card follows the same technique as my last card.

Cover your cardstock with double sided adhesive tape/sheet. Die-cut the sentiment, with the die on top of the side with the liner (for the double sided adhesive tape). In my case I die cut the sentiment using Zing, my electronic die cutter. While die cutting make sure that you don’t cut all the way through. In fact you just need a light enough impression that it cuts through the liner of the double sided adhesive tape.

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Remove liner for C, N, R and T.  Alternate letters in “CONGRATS”

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Pour purple glitter on it, burnish it with a bone folder and then clear away the excess using a painting brush with soft bristles.

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Do the same for gold glitter.

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And lastly with the background, silver.

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After finishing all colors, pour some glossy accents on your craft sheet. Using your finger spread it over the glitter. This will seal the glitter and you wouldn’t have the recipient having glitter all over them.

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Stamped the Damask background using Aged linen.

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And finally add the glittered panel to the base using some foam tape.