Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Wonderful Time of Year

 


Hello and Welcome
Have you ever used some low tack tape to create a card front panel?
It is super easy and fun to try with different colours.  
Today, I am using some traditional colours for Christmas.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock and got out my low tack tape.  I pressed the tape onto my Lucky Clover Distress Oxide pad, inking up the length of the strip of tape, then lifted it off and pressed it onto my piece of cardstock.  If you don't get a good transfer of ink, just press the tape onto the pad again, match up the lines and repeat.
  • Next, I repeated that process using some Candied Apple DOX ink.
  • When I was happy with the inking, I splattered with my white Posca pen.
  • When it was dry, I placed it into my Misti and stamped the sentiment into the center.
  • I rubbed my Versamark ink pad along the edges of the panel and white heat embossed them to add to the snowy look.
  • I stamped the snowflake along the outer edges and white heat embossed them as well.
  • I popped the panel onto a piece of red cardstock, then onto a white 4 1/4" square note card.
  • Finally, I added 3 red gems for another little pop of colour.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crafty Friends- TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLOURS 

Supplies
Stamps- Wonderful Year (SU); Snowflakes (?)
Inks- Versamark, DOX, Versafine Clair
Paper- white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- low tack tape, Misti, Lawn Fawn white EB powder; red gems

Monday, 5 December 2022

Snowy Night


 Hello and Welcome
A quick Mini Slimline card using some leftover pieces I had in my stash.
For all measurements go HERE.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I went through my stash of backgrounds and found this one.  It was a piece of cardstock that I had rolled my brayer onto to remove the excess ink when I was Gel Plate printing.  Instant background!
  • I glued the inked panel onto a piece of white cardstock to fit the front of my Mini Slimline.
  • I splattered with my Posca pen and set aside to dry.
  • Next, I die cut the deer scene and glued that over the blue inked piece.
  • I added a pre-printed sentiment using some foam tape.
  • I glued it onto a 6 x 3" card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
CAS on Friday- GREETING CARD
Simon Says Mon.- CHRISTMAS CHEER

Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- Distress Oxides
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Deer die (Amazon); Christmas sentiments (SSS); Posca pen;
Speedball Brayer

Saturday, 3 December 2022

Snowy Greetings


Welcome
I picked up this fun Snowflake Cluster stencil from Simon Says and wanted to get a chance to play with it.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by placing a piece of white cardstock onto my Make Art Station and then positioned the Snowflake stencil over that.
  • Next, I sprayed my panel with some water, then sprinkled on some Brushos.  (Brushos are highly concentrated crystals of colour that are activated by water.) 
  • I used a baby wipe to dab over the stencil to help spread the colour of the Brushos, covering the panel, then removed the stencil and let the piece dry.
  • I die cut the sentiment next.  The script with some white and the outline with a dark purple to match the card front and glued them together.
  • When the snowflakes were dry, I splattered with my white Posca pen to add a more snowy effect.
  • I glued it onto a piece of pale purple cardstock, then onto an A2 card base.
  • I popped the sentiment over the background and added 3 silver gems.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Beyond the Blue- WINTER HOLIDAY
Allsorts- IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- Brushos
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Snowflake Clusters (SSS); Snowy Greetings die (SSS); 
Brushos; baby wipes; silver gems; white Posca pen; Make Art Station (Ranger)

Friday, 2 December 2022

HO, HO, HO

 

Welcome
A fun card today using this Ho Ho Ho Circle stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.

So, here's what I did to create my card.

  • I began by placing a piece of white cardstock onto my Make Art Station and positioned the Ho Ho Ho Circle stencil over that, closer to the top of my cardstock.
  • I inked the stencil up with some Candied Apple and then some Barn Door Distress Oxide inks along the edges.
  • Leaving the stencil in place, I splattered with my white Posca pen, then removed the stencil and let it dry.  
  • While that dried, I stamped the little Santa in my Misti, coloured him using my Copic Markers and fussy cut him out.
  • I sponged on some Barn Door DOX ink along the edges of my card front panel to add interest.
  • I stamped the sentiment strip next and set aside.
  • I glued the stenciled panel onto an A2 card base, then pop dotted the little Santa and the sentiment along the bottom edge.
  • I added 3 black gems to match the black in the Santa.

Here is the stencil I used:

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crazy is Our Fame- Stencils are Our Game- STENCILING- OPTION FALL 
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Supplies
Stamps- Jingle All the Way (MFT)
Inks- DOX, Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (ACLD); Make Art Station (Ranger); Misti;
TE Blending Brushes; white Posca pen

Thursday, 1 December 2022

Christmas Mini Slimline


Welcome
Today's card has more of a masculine feel to it.
I'm using up some scrap pieces to make this mini slimline.

Super easy to make but may be difficult to find the right size envelope so I will add how I made one at the end.
A standard Slimline card is size is 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 whereas a Mini Slimline is 6" x 3".

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I had these scraps of cardstock leftover so decided to use them on this card.  I had stamped it with the Plaid Turnabout stamp and Distress Oxide inks.  The colours I used were Iced Spruce, Uncharted Mariner, Brocken China and some Rustic Wilderness.  
  • I cut the leftovers into strips to fit on the white panel that was 5 3/4 x 3".  
  • Next, I die cut the sentiment outline in white and then the backing in some blue cardstock and glued them together.
  • I glued the sentiment over the plaid flag background.
  • I glued the finished panel to the slimline base.
  • To add some interest, I punched out the holly leaves and added 3 silver gems.


ENVELOPE:
  • The envelope to mail this card is very simple.  I used my Envelope Punch Board to create it.
  • I cut my lightweight white cardstock to 8 1/4 x 8 1/4".  (I used the lightweight cs as it is easier to fold and not as stiff as the heavy.)
  • I placed it into my Envelope Punch Board and punched the first mark at 3 1/8" and scored along the marked line.  I rotated my cardstock and followed the instructions, continuing around until my envelope was made.  It is so simple to do using this Punch Board.  You can make any size envelope. All the measurements are included on the front of the board.
For mailing purposes, I would mail it in a business size envelope so 
you wouldn't have to pay extra postage.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Paperminutes- WINTER/CHRISTMAS
The Sisterhood of Crafters- CHRISTMAS or WINTER

Supplies
Stamp- Plaid Turnabout (Concord and 9th)
Inks- DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Merry Christmas die (Amazon); Misti; punch (Martha Stewart);
silver gems

Saturday, 26 November 2022

Christmas Blessings

 


Welcome
Today's card came together very quickly, a good thing at this time of year when the final push is on for the holidays.
I used another one of my roll-off sheets I had done when I was Gel Plate printing.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • Like I mentioned above, this card started with a piece of cardstock that I had rolled excess paint off of when I was Gel Plate printing.  I save all the 'roll offs' to make simple backgrounds.
  • I placed the panel into the Tim Holtz Poinsettia embossing folder and ran it through my machine.
  • Next, I got out my sanding block and sanded off all the raised areas to reveal the flowers.  
  • I glued it onto a piece of white cardstock.  I also glued a piece of cardboard behind so when I glued it to my A2 card base, it would be raised.
  • I added the pre-printed sentiment and 2 gems on either side.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Can You Handle the Pressure?- ANYTHING GOES-OPTION THANKS
The Sisterhood of Crafters- ANYTHING CHRISTMAS OR WINTER
Craft Rocket= CHRISTMAS/WINTER


Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- paint
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Poinsettia EB folder (TH); Christmas sentiment strips (SSS); 
foam tape, cardboard; gems

Monday, 21 November 2022

Lots of Holiday Cheer


Welcome
Today, I am playing with 2 new stencils from A Colorful Life Designs.
On the background I used the Dotted Poinsettia and for the bow I used the Christmas Cover stencil.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock and placed it onto my Make Art Station with the Dotted Poinsettia stencil over that.
  • I inked it up with some Rustic Wilderness and some Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink.
  • I got another piece of white cardstock and placed the Christmas Cover stencil over my paper and inked that up with more Candied Apple and added a bit of shading to the bow with some Barn Door DOX ink.  I repeated that process as I wanted the bow to be layered up.
  • Next, I fussy cut the bows out, one I cut the whole thing out and the other one just the bow portion without the tails.
  • I splattered with my white Posca pen.
  • I used some foam tape to pop the largest bow over the front of my stenciled panel, then foam taped the bow part from the second piece I had cut out, over that.  It really added great dimension to the overall look of the bow.
  • I glued the main panel onto a piece of red cardstock and then onto an A2 size card panel.
  • I die cut the sentiment and inked just parts of it so it wouldn't get lost against the background.
  • Lastly, I added some red gems for interest.


Here are the stencils I used:



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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencils (ACLD); TE Blending Brushes; Die (WPlus 9)
Make Art Station (Ranger); red gems; foam tape; Posca pen