Friday, December 19, 2014

Pink Sunset

To create this card I used the sponging technique and masking of the large tree, this was done first.  The snow was created by cutting hills in paper and sponging on the blue.  I then mask off the snow area and sponged on the pink sunset using three shades of pink, then the blue using two shades.  Removed the tree mask and colored the trunk and also did a touch of Copic coloring to the snow then added Stickles to the tree snow and ground snow lines.

Copics: tree trunk - C10,7, snow on tree - B32

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Pine Forest, Small Snow Pine

Paper: Die Cuts with a View - light blue, glitter cardstock, The Paper Company - black textured, unknown speckled navy and white

Ink: Ranger Distress Ink: Pinked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire

Accessories: Eyelet Outlet & Brads - deer brad, Chrystal Stickles

Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers and Perfect Cutting Mat, Xacto craft knife, Cuttlebug star die, Impression Obsession snowflake dies

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Tags

Today I have some Christmas tags and ornaments to show you created with Just For Fun Rubber Stamps images and some products from Altered Pages.


The snowman tag's background was created using a Memory Box snowflake stencil and Ranger Distress Inks and the snow is torn paper with Stickles on the torn edge.

The tree was created by tearing pieces of Vintage Text Pages and rolling them into tubes, gluing the ends together and then gluing to the card and decorating.  The trunk is Burlap glued to the background paper.

Image: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Classic Snowman

Snowman Copic colors: scarf - BV17,11, BG09,07, holly leaves - G29,37,35, berries - R89,85,83, candy cane - R39,37,35, snowman - B32 and blender, creeks - RV00,000, stake - C6,5,4, sign C0,000

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black for snowman, Ranger Distress Inks: backgrund - Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, tree - Evergreen Bough

Papers: Altered Pages:  Tags Assortment Packs, Beckett Expressions Radiance for snowman, Die Cuts with a View - glitter paper

Tools: border - Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Cutting Mat, Xacto craft knife
snowflakes - Impression Obsession

Accessories: unknown star and circle gems, Aleene's tacky glue, Diamond Stickles

For this tag I first ink distressed it then using a stencil I sponged on the shining star image then stamped the musical score and started decorating. 

Image: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Stamptangle Peace Ornaments, Stamptangle Joy Ornament, Glorious Song

Paper: Tags Assortment Packs, Large Color Kits brown trim, Stampin Up - green, recycled glitter paper, border - Bazzill - teal, The Paper Company - purple, Beckett Expressions Radiance for ornaments

Chameleon Pens - ornaments: large - GR3, RD04, BL3,BV4,BG6,CG3, small - RD4,BL3,YO3,VO4

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black for ornaments, Grape Jelly for music, Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Salty Ocean, Pine Needles (on the pin die cut)

Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - 1/6" Perfect Layers, Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect Ruler to line up the border paper to the music image for cutting, Xacto knife, Impression Obsession dies - snowflake, pine branch, Crop A Dile for punching ornament holes

Accessories: Darice - wire, foam tape, Aleene's tacky glue,  Crystal Stickles on ornaments, Stampin Up - gold trim bakers twine, Mark Richards gems and Paper Glaze to attach to paper


The stars can be tags or ornaments and so easy to create!  I used a die to cut all the stars except the largest of the small star which I hand cut and that hanger is a piece of the burlap glued to the back with tacky glue. 
The paper portion started out as a tag using Ranger Distress Sprays but went terribly wrong but I can always find a way to use a goofed up project.  So it's paper on burlap or just opposite for each tag.

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Glorious Song, Stamptangle Joy Ornament (this is the embossed gold you see on the middle tag

Paper: unknown white, 

Fibers - Altered Pages -Burlap, Stampin Up - Stampin Up - gold accented bakers twine

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Ranger Distress Sprays - Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberries

Tools: Spellbinder - star dies, cutting scissors, Crop A Dile for circle punching,needle

Accessories: Aleene's tacky glue, unknown buttons, thread

Snowflake Ornaments

The snowflakes in this post are from Globecraft & Piccolo which is now owned by SweetStamps, I just love this Elegant Snowflake that measures 2 15/16" (not quit 2  7/8") across.

Enamel Embossing Powder Fluid is the adhesive applied to the bookboard avoiding the center where the decoration will be attached.
It's then covered with Micro White Enamel Powder and heat embossed.  I used this simply because it's very fine and give a good white coverage.   
I then apply the adhesive again and cover with Aged White Enamel Powder and heat emboss.  This is very thick embossing powder with gold and glitter added and I must say the photographs do not do it justice.
I repeated the process on the opposite side of the snowflake then added the pearl on metal accent using Aleene's Paper Glaze for adhesive (gifted to me without a company name).
A strand of metallic blue embossing thread was used for the hanger.

This is the Crystal Snowflake (largest snowflake in the set measuring 2 1/2") paired up with the larger stars from Tiny Hearts, Flowers, Stars & Flourishes bookboard set.
I used the same adhesive and powders as described in the description of my first snowflake above.
I also avoided the center as much as possible when applying the adhesive and powder but as you can see in the left photo below I placed the star on the snowflake before pouring on the powder to avoid heavily covering that area. 
For the star I used Enamel Powder Deep Blue Sky. and only on one side, it was also attached to the bookboard center with Aleene's Paper Glaze.

The photo on the right shows how I held the snowflakes to emboss the 2nd side.  Once embossed I went back to cover the area held by the tool and could hold the opposite side of the snowflake with my fingers to heat emboss.  You can't lay it on a surface or it will melt the first coat of powder and stick to whatever surface it's on.

Friday, December 12, 2014

SweetStamps Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweeties Holiday Blog Hop!!

With the Holidays right around the corner we thought it would be fun to share some lovely Holiday inspiration with you!

You should have arrived here from Monica's blog!  If you haven't and would like to hop with us, please go back to the Sweet Stamps Blog to start at the beginning!

Be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose one winner from all the comments left!  You have all weekend to hop, winner will be announced Monday Dec 15 with the new challenge.

 My card features the Bells and Bow image from SweetStamps which works well for Christmas and weddings.  The background image is Starstruck Medallion.  The sentiment is Happy Christmas.

The colors on the background were created by inking up a piece of plastic (I used a notebook page protector) with Memento Summer Sky and Lulu Lavender ink, lightly spritz with water and rub onto the glossy cardstock panel.
I then used VersaMark ink and stamped the medallion image and heat embossed with White Fine Detail Embossing Powder

The Bells and Bow image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers:  C4,3,2,00,0, BV17,13,11, V17,15,12. The white areas were covered with Paper Glaze and Micro Fine Transparent Glitter Golden Glitz was sprinkled on.  The tiny Spellbinder pearls were also attached with Paper Glaze.
Once finished the bell image edge was colored with Memento Tuxedo Black marker and it's mounted to the card with foam tape.

SweetStamps has some perfectly sized images for the those of us that like to decorate an insert for the card, also the right size for the back of the card and Poinsettia Border is one of them, the sentiment is May the Peace.  I colored the poinsettia image with Chameleon Pens: PR4, YO3, GR3, CG8

Paper: Core'dinations Orchids, Pantone glossy, smooth white

Tools: Spellbinder border die, Perfect Layers for cutting borders
Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop in the hop is Shelly's blog!  We hope you are inspired all along the way!
Check out all of Sweet Stamps "sweet" goodies here!
Happy Hopping and...HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Filigree Frame and Snowflakes

I was playing with some Globecraft and Piccolo snowflakes accents and enamel embossing for this card.  The powder is a thicker product and this Aged White has gold powder and glitter mixed in with the white and is much prettier in real life when the light hits the gold and sparkle.  The snowflakes are attached to the cardstock with Aleene's tacky glue.

A Blue Lake Prismacolor pencil and baby oil was used to the color inside the white embossed frame image.

Image: SweetStamps - Filigree Frame

Paper: Bazzill - textured white, Beckett Expressions Radiance for image, My Paper Garden blue

Ink: VersaMark

Accents, Adhesive and Enamels: Crystal Snowflake LA126 accents, Fine Detail White, Enamel Embossing Powder Fluid, Aged White enamel,

Accessories: Self Adhesive Pearls - Snow (largest pearls), Spellbinder medium and tiny pearls with Paper Glaze to attach to the card

Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini

The following items can be found in the SweetStamps store:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Cards

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps has teamed up with Altered Pages for the month of December and both teams will be combining products from each company for our projects when we post on the company blogs so be sure to check out more inspirational post during the month on each blog.
Just For Fun
Altered Pages

For today's card I used an festive moose image, which is also available as Cool Yule Moose with sunglasses, either way it's a fun image!  The patterned paper offered from Altered Pages was perfect for the fun image.

Copics: ornaments - R37,35,32, YG67,63,61, YR24,23,21, B97,95,93-C0,00, moose fur - E49,47,44,43,42, antlers  - E99,97,95,93 background - W2,1,0, scarf - G67,63,61, R37,35,32

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Yule Moose, Sentiments 1

Altered Pages items: Edges Mini's - brown loop trim, KaiserCraft designer paper

Other paper: Beckette Expressions - Radiance for image, other white is unknown

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Tools: Stampin Up - banner punch,  click here for punching directions and photo
Cuttlebug - embossing folder, Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Square, Perfect Cutting Mat, X-acto craft knife

Accessories: Yellow, Red and Diamond Stickles, foam tape, Aleene's tacky glue

This second card has one of my go to layouts, so easy and worked well with the JFF musical background and horn and the paper from Altered Pages worked perfectly for the horn background panel.
The hollies were created last Christmas and never used, it's always nice to have that little stash of items that didn't workout for a project but you just can't throw them's my someday box.

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: Glorious Song, French Horn

Altered Pages items - Glitz designer paper

Other Papers: The Paper Company - black and vintage red, Beckett Expressions Radiance for image, Stampin Up - green and red for holly, unknown white for background

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen

Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Cutting Mat, Xacto craft knife, Cheery Lynn - holly die, Spellbinder - circle dies

Accessories: Recollections - enamel dots

Colorful Birthday

I had fun creating this happy card, I like the open letters of the sentiment so it can be colored in.

The cupcake paper is a solid image on the clear stamp so to get an outline I inked up the top of the image with an ink pad and used a wet wipe to remove the unwanted ink but also took advantage of the ink to use as a shadow.  I used a marker to outline the solid image so I could color it in.

The balloons, cupcake and sentiment are popped up with foam tape.

Copics: flame - Y38,17,15, candle - V17,15,12, frosting - R29,27,24,22,21, paper - YR31,30, sentiment - R29,27,24, V17,15,12, Y38,17,15, YG95,93,91, B95,93,91

Images: SweetStamps - Sweet Treats

Paper: The Paper Hallow (local store) - black, DMD Inc. red groove, Beckett Expressions Radiance for images, Die cuts with a View - yellow, green, purple, blue, glitter paper - recycled greeting card

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black ink pad and marker, Ranger Distress Ink - Tea Dye (balloons)

Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting: Perfect Layers Mini, Cuttlebug - balloons, stars

Accessories: nailheads, Paper Glaze to attach them, silver embroidery thread, foam tape, Aleene's tacky glue, red, diamond, yellow Stickles

The following items can be found in the SweetStamps store:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Silhouetts Over Color

I created a rather colorful card today using distress inks for color and the Perfect Airbrush to blow white acrylic paint in full strength and also slightly diluted onto the colors.  The chevron pattern is created with stencil and molding paste.  The black images are stamped on, the white images are die cuts.

I used the 1/16" and 1/4" Perfect Layers Mini rulers to create my mats/borders.

The envelope and insert were masked off, sponged with ink then the black image stamped beyond the color line.

The flower die was cut in both white and black and the white is offset over the black to create a slight shadow effect.

Ink: Ranger Distress Inks - Peacock Blue, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Memento - Tuxedo Black
Paint: Ranger -Adirondack- white acrylic
Image: SweetStamps - ArtsyFarty - Foliage #1
Dies and Punches: Die-namites - flowers, Martha Stewart - butterflies
Plastic stencil: Die Cuts with a View
Paper: Core-dinations - dusty purple, yellow, Remember When - black, Beckett Expressions - Radiance for image panel
Other: Golden Gel Mediums - light molding paste, Aleene's tacky glue for attaching flowers and butterflies, self sticking Forever in Time gems, unknown clear gems (scattered around the flowers), Aleene's Paper Glaze for adhesive, Stickles - Yellow

Monday, November 24, 2014

Dried Flower Stalks and Pumpkins

The background was created with acrylic paints, stencils and the Gelli Plate and I should mention it was done by my four year old granddaughter, she loves anything artsy and has a great time with the plate and a roller (brayer).  I squeeze on the paints of her choosing and she does the rolling and I help her with the stencils too.  I was happy to know she didn't want to take it home this time and I could use it.  I have about six that we did together and really like her choice of colors for this one.

I stamped the grass image with white ink before stamping the main image in black.

The pumpkins were colored with Chameleon Pens orange - OR4, stems - BR2 and CG8 which is a gray to mute the color so it was more compatible with the background.  I used a Memento marker - Espresso Truffle to color the edge.  The shorter pumpkin was built up with a layer of cardstock on the right side and the left side is supported by the pumpkin under it.  They are attached with Aleene's tacky glue.

The corner feature is created with black gems and a negative piece from a Cuttlebug die.

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: Dried Flower Stalks, Mini Tall Pumpkin, Mini Squat Pumpkin, Sentiments 1

Paper: The Paper Man (old purchase from a convention) - blue, Bazzill - greenish blue, Georgia Pacific - white for mixed media

Ink: Memento - Espresso Truffles to stamp the pumpkins, Brilliance Moonlight White - stalks, StazOn Jet Black - stalks

Stencil: Studio Calico
Borders were cut with Perfect Paper Crafting tools: Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Cutting Mat

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fall LIghthouse

The image is colored with Chameleon Pens (if you aren't familiar with these alcohol pens click the link for videos showing how they work)
Lighthouse - CG8, RD4 and a white Sakura gel pen was used to add a bit of texture to the white
Grass - GR3, YG3, OL3, YL2,BR5
Sky - BL3, PK3, C8

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Lighthouse

Perfect Layers Mini and Perfect Cutting Mat from Perfect Paper Crafting were used to cut the borders using a craft knife for cutting.

Fleur DE Les and small triangles - Spellbinder border die, attached with Aleene's tacky glue

Enamel Dots - Eyelet Outlet and Brads