Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Floral Delight

Today we're showing the results of using the Perfect Air Brush.

Color the images and then cut out, add Stickles to the yellow center and berries, then set aside to dry.

Sponge the panel with dusty concord and spun sugar.

Add the harlequin design with the Perfect Air Brush and metallic marker using a stencil.

Using the dusty concord ink to stamp three smaller flowers on both sides and the bottom.

Add the raised flourish with molding paste.  After cleaning the stencil place it over the design again and ink up with VersaMark then heat embossed with glittered white powder.

 Next using the Perfect Air Brush and the Grey Flannel marker spritz the panel to add more texture.

Using the 1/6" Perfect Layers Mini and Perfect Cutting Mat with craft knife cut a silver border around the image panel.

Cut the white lace from shimmer card stock, cut a piece of pink shimmer card stock and weave through the white to act as ribbon.  Tacky glue the lace to the card panel then attach the panel to the white card base.

Attach the large flower with foam tape and then arrange and glue the smaller flower and leaves.

Drop some Pewter spray stain on the card.

Images: Stampin Up - Bloom with Hope
Chameleon Pen colors: V04, YO3, CG8, OL3, RD4
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black for images, Ranger Distress - Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar
Paper: AC Cardstock - white textured, unknown silver, white and pink shimmer card stock, Georgia Pacific for images and top panel
Markers:  metallic silver, Memento - Grey Flannel
Accessories: Stickles - Red, Diamond, Gel Medium - molding paste, Joann - white glitter embossing powder, Aleene's tacky glue, foam tape, Ranger Brushed Pewter spray stain
Tools: Perfect Layers MiniPerfect Cutting Mat,  Perfect Air Brush, Die - Mariannes, Stencils: The Crafters Workshop - harlequin, Prima - flourish

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Quick Thank You Card

Stamp the bottom border then attach the decorative tape and wrap the ends to the back side of the panel.

Stamp the images using a stamp positioner and starting from the right side working to the left.  The yellow flower was inked up with yellow and rock and rolled in orange to give the edges a contrast.
Stickles was added to the blue flowers.

The measurements on the Perfect Cutting Mat were used to align the top panel to the pink.  Using the graph made the task very simple.

Cut the border 1/8" on each side using the Perfect Layers Mini and a craft knife.

Attach the panel to the card base, add the glittery enamel dots and the card is ready to jot a note of thanks inside and send it off.

Images: Stampin Up - Summer Silhouettes, Lotus Blossom (thank you)
Paper: Bazzill - white textured, pink, unknown white
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy, Tangerine, Dandelion, Rose Bud, Paris Dusk
Accessories: Recollections - enamel dots, Amy Tangerine - decorative tape, Stickles - yellow

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Polar Family

Chameleon Pens for coloring the image: bears - CG8, large hat - BL6,YO3, small middle hat - BL3,YO3, small left hat - PR4,PK3, background BL3, die cut border - OL3, RD4

Image: Stampendous

Tools: Memory Box die, Stampin Up photo corner punch, Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers, Perfect Cutting Mat, Exacto craft knife, Marvy snowflake punch for envelope - these are cut out of the designer paper

Paper: Bazzill white textured, sold turquoise, Recollections shimmer for image, De`ja︠´ Views designer paper

Accessories: foam tape, Stickles

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Too Cute Penguins

What a happy little pair, you can't help but be in a good mood while coloring this cute image.

Color the image, apply the Stickles and set aside to dry.

Cut the red card stock and attach to the card. To reduce the bulk of layer: Place the white cardstock on a line of the Perfect Cutting Mat, place the Perfect Ruler at the 1/16 mark and cut a strip of white then glue it to the card above the red panel.  Cut the border die and attach to the card above the white strip.

Using the Perfect Layers Mini cut a 1/16" border all around for the image panel.

Using the Perfect Layers Mini cut a 1/4" border to the opal layer.
Punch the opal photo corners and attach under the white layer.  Attach these panel to the card with foam tape.

Attach the enamel dots.

Cut a wide strip of red and 1/16" strip of opal and glue to the insert then attach to the card.

Chameleons Pens: left hat and scarf - RD4, CG8, right hat and scarf - VO4, BL3,  feet - OR4, YO3, breast - YL2
Copic markers were used for the cheeks - R81, background - B00, 000, 0000.
Accessories: Stickles - Diamond, Eyelet Outlet - enamel dots
Paper: AC Cardstock - winter white textured, Die Cuts with a View - red designer, Bazzill - opal, Beckett Expressions - Radiance - image panel
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Border Die: Stampin Up, Corner Punch - Stampin Up

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Glowing Candles

Tools: Memory Box - candles and greenery, Scor-Pal, metal ball stylus

Copic markers for coloring

Paper: Bazzill - green textured, Me and My Big Ideas - designer paper, Beckett Expressions Radiance

Accessories: yellow and red gems and Paper Glaze for adhesive, Stickles - Crystal, Red and Yellow, foam tape

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Embossing Plate Fix

I thought this might help some viewers save a little on die cutting plates.  I've done this procedure with Ebosser and Cuttlebug plates in a convection oven. (Convection ovens contain a fan that circulates the air inside the oven, while conventional ovens have no air circulation.)

As you can see below my Ebosser plate was really bowed so I decided to experiment with it.

Using aluminum foil I wrap one side of the plate or place it on the foil; I do this so the paper shards that fall out will land in the foil for easy clean up.

After cooking in the oven and reaching a 425 degree temperature, remove the food, place the aluminum foil covered plate in the oven so it's on the oven's flat bottom, close the door and turn the oven OFF.

Leave it in the oven until it's cool and it should go back to a flat plate like this below. I use a denture brush to remove the small paper shards from the plate on both sides.

So far I've done this procedure with the plate in the photo five times.  I do not suggest baking your plate with the oven on because of the gases plastics release.  If cooking at a higher temperature don't insert the plates into the oven until the temperature is down to 425.  I inserted the plates once at 450 and smelled the gases even though I had turned off the oven and those fumes aren't healthy.

If you give it a try I hope it works for you and keep in mind ovens can vary.
My first attempt to straighten the plate was to do what my husband suggested which was put it under the vehicle wheel for a day or two on a hot didn't work.
I got this idea from a post I saw on SCS about baking the plates but the released gases freak me out so I thought this would be the next best thing to try. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hugh The Speedster

Hugh the Sled Speedster is an image from the digi file at Chameleon Pens, he was such fun to color and place into this winter scene.

The designer paper was matted with white cardstock using a craft knife,  and the Perfect Cutting Mat. 

The Perfect Tears were used to create the snow layers, first wet the cardstock by running the water wand over the edge three to five times depending on the weight of the cardstock.  Let it dry then attach to the designer paper.

Distress ink was sponged on to add some shadow between the layers of snow.

After stamping and coloring the image it was cut out using detail scissors and craft knife on the Perfect Cutting Mat.  A black marker was run along the edge of the image then foam tape was used to pop it up on the card.

The three snowflakes were cut with a die and glued to the card.

Image: Chameleon Pens - Hugh The Sled Speedster, Just for Fun - sentiment

Paper: Bazzill - teal textured, AC Cardstock - white textured, Heidi Grace, Recollection -glitter paper

Ink: computer for digi image, Ranger Distress Ink, Chameleon Pens: BR5, BR2, RD4, CG8, NU3, NU1

Tools: Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect TearsPerfect Layers Mini, Impression Obsession - snowflake die, detail scissors, craft knife, sponge 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Thanksgiving Leaves

These leaves remind me of the last few maple leaves blowing around the yard on Thanksgiving Day.

The leaves were created on white cardstock with acrylic paints on the Gelli Plate, black was the first color on the cardstock and then apricot, yellow, flesh, red, butterscotch, terracotta and lettuce green.  Just continue rolling and pressing colors until you like it.  I wanted just a little more red so using a sea sponge I rubbed on a little distress ink.  Then cut the leaves with a die.

This was my first time using the border dies and I did some thinking on how to place them evenly on the card panel and decided I could line up the panel to the Perfect Cutting Mat's markings and then use the markings to evenly place the die.  Worked perfectly for all three borders! 
Since I  held the die in place with inexpensive painters tape on the section that wouldn't be used, it's easier to emboss first and cut second.

The Perfect Layers Mini made it easy to cut my borders and have them perfect on the first attempt. 

Sentiment Image: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps
Paper: Bazzill - colors,  The Paper Hallow (local stamp store) - black, AC Cardstock - white textured, Georgia Pacific for leaves
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black, Ranger - Festive Berries
Paints:  Ranger, Apple Barrel, Art Deco
Dies: Impression Obsession - leaves, Spellbinder - Borders, Punch - Martha Stewart - inside leaf
Accessories: Eyelet Outlet - enamel dots, black gems, Paper Glaze to attach gems
Perfect Paper Crafting tools: Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect Layers Mini: 3/16, 1/16, I use an Xacto craft knife for cutting

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American viewers!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Spooky Night

 Card Size: 5" X 7"

What could be creepier than bats silhouetted by the moon!

To start the project I punched a 1 1/2" circle from black cardstock and replaced it with white cardstock that was sponged with Ranger Distress Ink : Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon.  Clear tape holds it in place.

Using the Perfect Tears and scrap paper I created the templates you see in the photo below:

Some freehand tearing was done after the rulers were used.  These templates were placed over the moon panel and a white Brilliance ink pad was rubbed over the opening and the process was repeated as I moved the templates around.

Chameleon Pen - Cool Grey was used to color the Taylored Expressions birch trees die.

Perfect Layers Mini - 1/16", 3/16" and 1/4" were used to create all the borders on this simple layout.

Other supplies:
Martha Stewart - bat punch, metal ball stylus to shape them, Spellbinder die - white sentiment panel, foam tape to pop the bats and lower edge of sentiment panel
Paper: Neenah - flexed grey, Recollections - black, unknown white and orange 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Vintage Woody

Images: Printworks - woody, Stampin Up - Linen (lightly stamped on the white)

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo White, London Fog

Chameleon Pens: BR4, CG8, RD4, NU3, BR2

Tools: Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini, Perfect Cutting Mat, Xacto craft knife, Spellbinder - border die

Accessories: Recollections - Enamel Dots