Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sweet as can be


 Love this Ice Cream Scream set from SweetStamps, it comes with 9 images (one is a sweet little cherry) and four sentiments...a full variety of ice cream treats!!

The image was colored with Chameleon Pens: PK3, YG3, BR2, RD4, VO4 and the background with Copic markers: B000, 0000.  

The 1/16" and 1/4" Perfect Layers Mini from Perfect Paper Crafting was used to cut the green and pink borders for the image panel and 1/8" ruler for the sentiment panel border using the Perfect Cutting Mat and Xacto craft knife.


Glitter Adhesive was applied to the hearts to hold on the Microfine Glitter, such a nice sparkle!

Images: SweetStamps - Ice Cream Scream
Paper: Die Cuts with a View designer paper, Bazzill green, dotted swiss pink, Beckett Expressions for image
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Eyelet Outlet and Brads - pink pearls and Paper Glaze for adhesive, Microfine Glitter and Glitter Adhesive  

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Little Sneak Peek

I have a card on the Perfect Paper Crafting blog today, here's a peek of it, see the entire card HERE and check the PPC tools I used to create the card.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sealife




I did a color wash of light blue on the watercolor paper and let it dry naturally but you could heat dry it if time is a factor.  I then lined it up on the Perfect Mat and used the lines as guide to place the smallest design (shown in the photo below) of the Perfect Tears ruler and made my tears all around the panel using extra water on the tear line to soften the thick paper.


I also used the Perfect Ruler and the those guide lines again to cut the borders.  All the Perfect tools mentioned are from Perfect Paper Crafting.

I used every Chameleon Pen in the set for this card and had some relax time cutting out the images.


The images waves and bubble circles were attached with Aleene's tacky glue except for the fish, the top half of the seahorse and the top of the highest kelp leaf which were attached foam with tape.

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: Stamptangle -Star Fish, Sm, Spiral Shell, Seahorse, Fancy Fish, Sm. Lady Slipper, Sea Coral (this image was cut apart), Sea Kelp Lg, Sea Plant Lg
Paper: all unkown brands
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Aleene's tacky glue, Glitter Adhesive, Martha Stewart glitter.
Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Mat, Perfect Tears, Perfect Ruler, Xacto craft knife, Sizzix flourish die (waves and bubbles)

Iris


A clean and simple card, I colored the images with Copic markersover a year ago and finally putting it to use.  Sorry, I didn't save the marker colors. 

I used the Scor-Pal to emboss the line around the image and it's 1/4" from the edge.

Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect layers 1/16" were used to cut the border.  When I want a wider border like I did here, I keep the knife very straight up and down but you'll often see where I've created a smaller border using the same layers ruler and I achieve that by slanting the blade tip towards the ruler as it rest against the metal edge.  These rulers are easy to use but you need to give yourself time to get used to them just like any new tool.

Images: SweetStamps -Irises, Tiny Happy Day

Paper: Beckett Expressions Radiance for image, Bazzill - white textured, smooth Raspberry Splash

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Eyelet Outlet & Brads - corner gems, smaller gems are unknown, Paper Glaze to attach gems, foam tape to pop up the image panel

Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Cutting Mat, Xacto craft knife, Scor-Pal

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Spring Hi


This is not at all the layout I planned in my head but sometimes surprises work out for the best!  Love the spring colors here too.

A stencil and Ranger Distress Inks were used to create the background panel, after sponging on the colors the panel was spritzed with the white distress spray to create some watermarks.

The image was colored with Chameleon Pens and all image fuses were three to seven seconds, the background was fifteen to twenty seconds.  Colors used: PK3, OR4,VO4, BG4, YG3, BL3

Images: SweetStamps - Sketched Floral Borders,  Hi

Paper: Beckett Expressions - white (image), DMD Inc - white mini groove, unknown pink textured, unknown smooth white for sponging

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Ranger Evergreen Bough, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Ranger spray stains - Picket Fence

Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers, Perfect Cutting Mat, Xacto craft knife, SweetStamps - stencil - Fancy Flowers, eBosser to cut the circle dies, Spellbinder circles die

Accessories: Generations - brads, foam tape

The following items can be found in the SweetStamps store:
http://shop.sweetstamps.com/Sketched-Floral-Borders-Clear-Stamp-Set-SS4411-SS4411.htm  http://shop.sweetstamps.com/Hi-986-986A.htm?categoryId=-1    http://shop.sweetstamps.com/Distress-Spray-Stain_c756.htm  http://shop.sweetstamps.com/Distress-Ink_c445.htm  http://shop.sweetstamps.com/Tuxedo-Black-Memento-Ink-Pad-mptuxedoblack.htm?categoryId=-1  http://shop.sweetstamps.com/Art-Stencil-FANCY-FLOWERS-as46003-as46003.htm http://shop.sweetstamps.com/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=ebosser  http://shop.sweetstamps.com/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=chameleonhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/Perfect-Layers-Deluxe-3-Tool-Set-PL300.htm

Small and Large Daisies


I stamped the StampTangle Pattern Block image and intended to color it but my choice of ink color just wasn't going to work for me and since I can't let anything go to waste I found a new way to use it.  Once I cut the angled panel for the first card I had to put the opposite cut to good use too and I found a way to use the negative border cut also. 

The small pink flowers:
Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: StampTangle Leaf Flourish sm, StampTangle Pattern Block size approx 4 3/4" x 6",  StampTangle borderSmall Loop Daisy, Sentiments 1
Paper: unknown whites, Beckett Expressions for images, Remember When textured black
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Chameleon Pens for coloring
Tools: Spellbinder border die, Crop A Dile - corner chomper, cutting scissors, ScorPal
Accessories: Yellow Stickles, black gems, Aleene's tacky glue and Paper Glaze for gem adhesive, foam tape 

The large teal flower: 
Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: StampTangle Leaf Flourish Lg, StampTangle Pattern BlockStampTangle border, Large Loop Petal Diasy, Sentiments 1
Paper: unknown whites, Beckett Expressions for images, Remember When textured black
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Chameleon Pens for coloring
Tools: Spellbinder border die,  cutting scissors, ScorPal
Accessories: black gems, Aleene's tacky glue and Paper Glaze for gem adhesive, Recollections decorative tape, foam tape

Friday, February 6, 2015

Wild Roses


Watercolor pencils from Faber-Castell were used for coloring.

The large flower is cut out and both embossed and debossed.  Yellow Stickles was applied to the center.  The leaves are debossed to create the veins.

Images: SweetStamps - Flower Top, Filagree Frame, Wild Rose Vertical

Paper: watercolor for images, Remember When black texture, The Paper Company white textured base

Ink: StazOn - Jet black

Tools: Martha Stewart - leaf punch, Chomper corner rounder, Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect layers mini for cutting black border, Perfect Cutting Mat, Xacto craft knife

Accessories: Yellow Stickles, Aleene's tacky glue to attach leaves, and Paper Glaze to attach the Spellbinder pearls

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Just a Peek




I have a card on the Perfect Paper Crafting blog today and this is just a peek of it, see the entire card here and check the PPC tools I used to create the card.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Winter Berries


Our new fallen snow inspired me to create this card.  Compared to last year we've had a much milder winter here in Michigan but mother nature did blast us over the weekend with of one the largest snowfalls in 40 years and we got some really pretty drifts in the backyard.  I love to look at the snow from inside my toasty warm house! 

I did some masking and sponging to create the scene using distress inks , punched sticky note circle, and torn paper.

To create the shadows I used the stamp positioner sheet that helped me place the images and flipped it over, lined it up to the image and carefully placed it on the panel and I was satisfied with how it turned out.  I was also lazy and thought this would be a fast way to create the shadows...worked for me!

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps -  Berry Branch, Pine Forest, Wildflower Silhouettes, Sentiments 1

Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Memento - Tuxedo Black, Memento - Rhubarb Stalk marker for berries

Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Cutting Mat, Xacto knife, Crop A Dile - Corner Chomper, Cuttlebug and die to cut faux brads, stamp positioner

Accessories: Aleene's tacky blue to attach and Paper Glaze to cover faux brads

Treat Birdhouse

My daughter found the pattern for this little birdhouse on Pinterest and asked if I could make a couple for her daughter's pre-school teachers for Valentine's Day, I did and just because they're so cute I wanted one for myself for any occasion!  It's very easy to create but the pattern didn't have the roof pieces large enough for the house so after assembling the body I measured and made mine 1/2" wider and longer than the house top which actually ended up being a square cut.
The original post/pattern has been replaced with a purse pattern so I linked my Pinterest page here.

Here is the open view.

Images: SweetStamps - Country Grass, Always On My Mind

Paper: Recollections heavy weight white cardstock, The Paper Company - purple

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, VersaMark for heat embossing

Accessories: Aleene's tacky glue for assembling, Offray ribbon, Chameleon Pens for coloring

Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect Ruler and metal ball stylus for scoring, Xacto knife, cutting scissors, 1/4" circle punch, Spellbinder circle die, Memory Box bird die, eBosser die cut machine

The following items can be found in the SweetStamps store:
http://shop.sweetstamps.com/Perfect-Ruler-PR100.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/ATC-Mini-Art-Stencil-CIRCLE-PAVERS-asm015-asm015.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/Country-Grass-795-795B.htm?categoryId=-1http://shop.sweetstamps.com/Tuxedo-Black-Memento-Ink-Pad-mptuxedoblack.htm?categoryId=-1http://shop.sweetstamps.com/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=chameleonhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/Enamel-EP-ROYAL-STERLING-eeproyalsterling.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/Always-on-My-Mind-Clear-Stamp-Set-SS4409-SS4409.htmhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=ebosserhttp://shop.sweetstamps.com/98527-Resting-Birds-Die-98527.htm