Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Perfect Paper Crafting - Design Team Call

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Birdcage and Flourishes

I was playing with Globecraft and Piccolo products to create this card using the following supplies:

Globecraft and Piccolo - birdcage, small bird, Siam Silver and Micro White embossing enamels

Chameleon Pens were used to color the berries and if you look close you'll see some contrast color on the pink and blue flowers that didn't photograph well.

Tools:  Cheery Lynn - flourish dies, Martha Stewart branch and hydrangea punch, EK Success flower punched (smallest flower is from a border punch), Gelli Plate, sponges,
Sweetstamps stencils - Encircled Diamonds, Wrought Iron, Kitchen Floor
Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers for 1/8" border, Perfect Ruler for spacing the decorative tape

Other supplies: acrylic paints, Ranger Crackle Paint, Ranger Spray Stains,  variety of companies for the pearls, Little B thin decorative tape, Aleene's tacky glue, decorative floral berries.

Note: I avoided heat embossing where I knew the flowers would be attached so the tacky glue would stick.

Monday, July 6, 2015


A pretty simple card using the following tools for cutting:
Spellbinder circle and curved edge dies
Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini for 1/8" border

The image was colored with Chameleon Pens: OL3, YO3, NU3, PK3, BL3

Images: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - 4 sided Floral Block RB7004Webbed and Spattered Background J2209, Sentiments 1 UMS7018

Paper: Beckett Expressions - image panel,  Recollections - white, Bazzill - pink, green, Jelly Bean Soup - designer paper

Accessories: Recollections - enamel dots, foam tape

Spring Bouquet

The Printworks image Spring Flowers was colored with Chameleon Pens.

The 1/16" and 1/8"  Perfect Layers Mini rulers, Perfect Cutting Mat, and craft knife were used to cut the borders.  Perfect layers every time!

The Perfect Airbrush and stencil were used to create the designer paper using a marker for ink.

Once colored the chevron stripes were cut apart using the Perfect Ruler and Perfect Cutting Mat.All pieces were put to use on the front and one left over for the insert. 

Other supplies:
Paper: AC Cardstock - textured purple, Beckett Expressions - white for image, unknown smooth white
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Hero Arts regular gems and flower gems, foam tape, Paper Glaze for gem adhesive, Clear Star Gelly Roll pen to accent flowers
Chameleon Pens: VO4, PR4, BL6, RD4, NU1 over PK3, YO3, YL2, OR4, OL3, YG3, GR3, CG8, NU3
Stencil - Die Cuts with a View

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Flowers and Bees

The image and die cuts were colored with Copic markers: petals - RV69,YR18,16,15,14,12, centers Y17,19,18, E15,13,11, leaves - G99,94,85,82, bees C10,9,6, Y17,19,18, B000,0000

The background was created with one of the new SweetStamps stencils named Roof Tiles and Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen.  No masking but I was extra careful to avoid the image using a makeup wedge as a sponge.

Images: SweetStamps -Autumn Blooms

Paper: Bazzill - orange, Beckett Expressions - image panel and bees, Recollections - cream, unknown burgundy

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

Tools: Spellbinder frame die, Memory Box bee die, Scor-Pal - line embossing, SweetStamps stencil -  Roof Tiles

Accessories: Eyelet Outlet - pearls, Paper Glaze to attach pearls, Aleene's tacky glue to attach bees, foam tape

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gathering Pollen

 The image was colored with Chameleon Pens: blossom - BK4, OR4, stems and leaves - OL3, bee - YL2, YO3, BL3, and Yellow and Star Dust Stickles.

Image: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Gathering Pollen E2885

Paper: Beckett Expressions Radiance - for image,  Die Cuts with a View - designer paper, Bazzill - blue,  unknown leather texture white

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Tools: Spellbinder oval dies, Scor-Pal for embossed lines, Perfect Layers from Perfect Paper Crafting to measure the exact 3/4" space over the designer paper

Stencil Patterns and Butterflies

This is a great layout to show off some of the new stencils from SweetStamps.  The top design is 3x6" Tangrams, center - 3x6" Checker Flowers, bottom - Backsplash.  Ranger Distress Ink was used to sponge the colors.  Over the stop of the stenciling molding paste was applied using the stencil 6x6" Encircled Diamonds and once the paste was dry the stencil was replaced and distress ink was applied for color then sticky powder and Micro Fine Glitter was applied.

Aged White enamel was sprinkled on the edges and popped into the toaster oven to melt.  I found a very small one at Salvation Army and it's much easier to use than a heat gun - no fly away powder!

Glitter paper was created using heat and stick and Micro Fine Glitter, one set of butterflies were cut from the glitter paper and a second set from the purple.  Also four backs (this is a two pieces butterfly set) were cut so the glitter paper pieces could be inlaid into the purple outline and just the opposite was also created and I'll have a second set on hand for another project.   

Other supplies:
Paper: Coodinations - purple, all other papers unknown
Ink: VersaMark for embossing, Ranger Distress Ink - tumbled glass, squeezed lemonade, spun sugar, shaded lilac
Tools: Perfect Layers used for spacing the panels, butterflies -  Flutterby #2
Accessories: unknown gems, Paper Glaze for adhesive, Aleene's tacky glue for butterfly assembly and attaching to the card

Monday, June 15, 2015

At the Beach

Perfect Paper Crafting has teamed up with Chameleon Pens and Art Impressions for a cross promotion hop and this is one of my cards using the AI - Beach TF set.  This image set is designed for a tri-fold card but as you can see it works fine for the traditional layout as well.
The blog hop starts HERE.

The background/sky was created by spritzing the non absorbent worksheet with water and adding Color Burst, then soaking it up with watercolor paper.  I continue to pick up the stain until I like the results and if you get a too dark spot place a drop of water on the spot to lighten it.

All the images were colored with Chameleon Pens: house siding - BG4, shutters and door - RD4, cedar shingles - NU3, BR5, railing, lattice, roof pipe, fence - CG8, roof - YO3, RD4, shrub - YG3, GR3, palm tree - OL3, BR5, rentals sign - BG4, beach sign - OR4 with a touch of the nib to BR2, hiking fishing - BL6, BL3, shop sign - YL2, YO3, ball - BV4, RD4, YL2, chair YO3, YL2, BR2, umbrella - BV4, RD4, CG8, flip flops - VO4

The beach scene was cut out a attached to the watercolor sky background and the chair etc was cut out also.

To cut the out of the box images (bottom 2 signs and fence) I used the Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Square
The Perfect Layers Mini rulers were used for the 1/16" and 3/16" borders.
The Perfect Cutting Mat and an Xacto craft knife were used for cutting and I sharpen the Xacto blade with a ordinary kitchen sharpener when it starts to get dull, this really prolongs the life of the blade.

Other supplies:
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Paper: unknown white leather texture, Bazzill - turquoise, Canson watercolor paper, Beckett Expressions Radiance for images
Accessories: foam pop up circles, Aleene's tacky glue and tape for assembly

Don't forget the blog hop starts HERE, where you'll also see the full card of this sneak peek:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


I used the Langrams stencil with Ranger distress ink both from SweetStamps for the background on this card and the stencil will be available in the store soon.

The image was colored with Chameleon Pens: flower - VO4, YL2, stems and leaves - OL3, background - BL3, PK3, BG4

Images: SweetStamps - Tiny Happy Day 9078Elizabeth's Wildflower

Paper: Beckett Expressions Radiance for image, others unknown

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers

Tools: Perfect paper Crafting - Perfect cutting Mat, Perfect Layers Mini, Xacto cutting knife, Spellbinder border die, eBosser for cutting the die

Accessories: foam tape, decorative tapes: chevron - Recollections, stripe - Stampin Up, pattern - Amy Tangerine, enamel dots - Eyelet Outlet and Brads

Monday, June 8, 2015

Birthday Cupcake

The cute Cupcake is from PrintWorks, it's colored with Chameleon Pens.

The cupcake panel was spattered with alcohol ink using the Perfect Airbrush and as I was worked on another panel this one was sitting off to the side so it only received a mild spattering.  It was also sprinkled with enamel powder and heat embossed from under the panel to avoid it blowing off.

The designer panel was created using the Happy Birthday Script stamped first in the center bottom line then offset using two more colors.  This panel along with the pink and purple were torn with the Perfect Tears and the Perfect Cutting Mat was used as a guide for placing the panel and ruler to achieve even border.

The inside was stamped with PrintWorks - Today is a Cupcake and the script again.  It also has a very light pink sponging of dots using a stencil (listed below).

Before I got the card finished I got a visit from my five year old granddaughter so before we could play at the craft table I had to cover my card pieces and the Perfect Portfolio made it easy...

 I placed all the card pieces inside...

closed it and tucked it away under my side table so if that paint spray gets out of hand as it did when the white wall got decorated with paint spots the card will be safe! 

More card supplies:
Paper: Beckett Expressions - white for image, DMD, Inc. white mini groove, AC Cardstock - textured purple, unknown pink, smooth white
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Grape Jelly, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink
Chameleon Pens: VO4, PK3
Accessories: Glitter Ritz, Paper Glaze for adhesive, baker's twine, Globecraft and Piccolo - Aged Pink enamel, foam tape
Tools: Spellbinder - oval dies, eBosser for cutting, stencil - Simon Says - Falling Snow