Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Christmas Tags

 This week's challenge on the SweetStamps blog is Christmas Tags, play along and upload your card to the challenge to be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to the online store.

This is a very simple tags to create, stamp the tag image, color, cut the borders, glue on the tiny snowflakes and they're ready to attach with a strip of double sided tape on the back.
Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, Perfect Layers Mini from Perfect Paper Crafting, Fiskars border punch (tiny snowflakes), image linked below:
I had created this panel for a card and made an obvious mistake so rather than call it a lose I just cut out the mistake and created a tag.

The sky is created with Ranger Distress Inks and water.  The snow shadows were created with distress inks, cut paper and sponging.

The snowflakes are created with accents and enamels from Globecraft and Piccolo.

The moon is created by punching a 1/2" circle and punching again after moving the punch left or right of the previous punch and I'll save the perfect circle for another project.


The tag is designed to open and write the to and form info on the white border layer.  The white and navy were attached together, scored at 1" from the top of the navy and only attached to the pink layer from the score line up.  A hole was punched for the ribbon to feed through.

Other tools and supplies: Perfect Layers Mini from Perfect Paper Crafting,
Crop-A-Dile corner chomper, Aleene's tacky glue to attach snowflakes and moon

The following items can be found in the SweetStamps store:
Chipped Sapphire distress ink
This tag was a lot of fun to create but took a bit more time than the others shown in this post so it's designed to also be used as an ornament if the recipient wishes to by closing the back of the tag permanently with a touch of glue or double sided tape.

I cut button shapes from heavy cardstock and layered four together with Aleene's tacky glue, lightly rounded the edges with a sanding block then covered with embossing powders or Globecraft and Piccolo enamels.
-The polka dot hearts were heat embossed first with white embossing powder then added dots with a VersaMark pen, covered with silver embossing powder and heated again.
-The star was heat embossed with Siam Silver and I quickly poured on Golden Glitz glitter before it had a chance to cool off.

All buttons were attached with Aleene's tacky glue then stitches added with needle and thread.

Paper: Recollections 120 weight (purchased at Micheal's) for buttons and back, shimmer white for the front base and to cover the stitching on the back of the front

Dies: Sizzix - buttons, Lea'bilities - star

Pearls, Mickie's - blue pearls (dollar store find), Eyelet Outlet & Brads - pink pearls (dollar for about 400, Spellbinder - tiny ovals and round pearls (dollar a pack), Kasiercraft - large and medium white pearls, all were attached with Aleene's Paper Glaze

 I back panel is scored approximately 1 1/2" from the top, the silver embroidery thread was put in place, Aleene's tacky glue was applied then the back was closed as you see it int he photo below:

The following items can be found in the SweetStamps store:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Polka Dots and Daisy

The daisy is colored with Copic markers, cut out, a black marker colored the edges, lightly embossed on the back side and popped up with foam tape attached just under the yellow center and a thin strip under the stem.  I also popped up the large panel and it's stitched on the sewing machine.

Copics: Y38,17,19, C0,00, G24,21,20

Paper: Recollections white (for base) and designer paper, DMD Inc red linen, unknown black, Beckett Expressions white (for daisy image)

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Copic ink, Marvy black marker ink

Accessories: Eyelets Outlet & Brads - black acrylic dots, Coats and Clark red thread 

Tools: Spellbinder circle dies, Perfect Layer Mini from Perfect Paper Crafting to cut the borders, sewing machine for stitching

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Parchment and Tape

The challenge on the SweetStamps blog this week is to use parchment paper, play along and link your card to the company blog to be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to the online store.

The image was stamped on parchment vellum, dry embossed on the back side with a small metal ball stylus and colored on the back side with markers.
Attaching parchment vellum to the card is always an issue - adhesive shows under it, folding to lap over the back might crack I figured this would be a great time for some decorative tape and overlapped the parchment about 1/8", decided it needed a little extra so I zig-zagged a stitch on the machine.

Image: SweetStamps

Paper: Bazzill white textured, Coordination colored textured, Recollections smooth white, Stampin Up parchment vellum

Accessories: Recollections - acrylic dots, Forever in time - decorative tape, Coats and Clark - white thread, white 1/8" ribbon

Ink: StazOn - Jet Black for vellum, Memento - marker ink for image, Tuxedo Black for envelope

Tools: sewing machine, Perfect Layers Mini from Perfect Paper Crafting for borders/mattes, Martha Stewart - border punch, Nellie Snellen - Swirls embossing folder and eBosser machine

The following items can be found in the StampStamps online store:

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Grassy Sunset

The background scene is created with Ranger alcohol inks and the images stamped with StazOn.

The black and red mattes were cut using the Perfect Layers Mini from Perfect Paper Crafting.  To cut the red mat the 1/2" ruler was lined up against the image panel.

The yellow matte was created with one of the Perfect Tears rulers, using the Perfect Ruler line up the edge of the image panel to a line on the Perfect Cutting Mat and secure in place.

Replace the ruler with the Perfect Tears ruler to the desired width of the mat which in this case is 3/8".  Wet the edge and tear.  I roughed up the edge a little so more white core would show.

The faux brads were cut with the Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die, glued to the card with Aleene's tacky glue and covered with Aleene's Paper Glaze.

The insert and envelope were created with Ranger Distress Inks.

Images: Stamping Sensations - grasses, Third Coast - trees

Inks: Ranger alcohol inks - cranberry, butterscotch, sunshine yellow, lettuce, willow, latte, caramel, cloudy blue, sail boat blue, Ranger distress inks: tumbled glass, frayed burlap, crushed olive, mustard seed, fired brick, StazOn - Jet Black (card images), Memento - Tuxedo Black (insert and envelope)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Silver and Gold

Silver and/or Gold is the SweetStamps challenge #177 this week.  Play along and link your card to the challenge and you'll be entered in a chance to win a gift certificate to the online store.

I heat embossed the image silver and water colored using an artist brush and Memento marker ink.  I added gold with a shimmer cardstock layer.

Images: SweetStamps

Tools: Spellbinder - Petite Ovals and Floral Ovals, Detail cutting scissors

Paper: Bazzill red, unknown gold shimmer, watercolor paper, white textured and white smooth

Accessories: foam tape, Eyelets Outlet and Brads - blue gems and Aleene's Paper Glaze to attach them, VersaMark - watermark (embossing ink)

The following items can be found at the SweetStamps store:
Memento - Rhubarb Stalk ink pad