4/21/17

Blue Plant Stand

My newest project is on the Proxxon blog.


I sanded the plant sand with the Proxxon Delta Sander.


I painted the stand with Plaid Milk Paint in Jamestown Blue (on the top) and Meeting House Blue (on the base).



I used the Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to cut Smoothfoam into a heart and used the heart as a stamp.  I painted the heart with Plaid Coastal Texture Paint in Sand Dollar and stamped it on the plant stand.


Painting the heart with Plaid Coastal Texture Paint in Sand Dollar, I used the heart as a stamp and stamped a heart in each corner.  I also painted Sand Dollar within the hearts of the base.


And a pretty stand is ready to be used.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Picture Perfect Wishes

 I'm using two of the newest stamp sets this month - God's Focus and Hello Sentiments.  God's Focus has 3 word and tons of elements to create some amazing projects.  The Hello Sentiments has tons of words that are perfect for many occasions.

 
 
I created the background by repeatedly stamping the camera on a panel of peach cardstock using black ink.  I alternated the positioning so the cameras were offset on the panel.  I then cut the panel to fit black cardstock and added it to my card.



Using the larger "Sending" stamp from the Hello Sentiments stamp set, I stamped it on white cardstock.  I wanted to use part of the sentiment stamp included with the God's Focus stamp set so I masked off the words I did not want to use.  For this purpose, I used a post it note to hide the words I did not want.  Then I inked the stamp.  I pulled away the post it note before stamping under "Sending".

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Next, I stamped wishes to complete my phrase.  Finally, I used a circle die to  die cut the phrase and matted it with a scalloped die which I then added to the card with foam adhesives.



What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

4/20/17

Sew Sweet Card with Rinea Foils

Hi everyone, I am participating in the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop this month.  And this month we are working with Rinea Foils.  Rinea Foil is made up of a thin sheet of paper sandwiched between two layers of thin aluminum foil - the paper gives it sturdiness and stiffness while the foil gives it the shininess and the malleability to maintain the shape however you bend or fold it.

I know I've said it before, but these foils are absolutely amazing!  Check out all those gorgeous colors!


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If you haven't worked with Rinea Foils, I've got an amazing card to share with you. 


Rinea Foils die cut beautifully and easily no matter the size or intricacy of the dies.  I paired some fun stamps from Rubber Dance - Sew Sweet, with a collection of Spellbinders dies - All Stitched Up.


I created the background for my card using the stamps from the Sew Sweet set.  I wanted to create a pattern effect by randomly stamping the images.  I lightly inked the panel and matted it with black cardstock before adding it to the card.



Next, I used assorted foils, both embossed and glossy, to die cut all the elements for my card.  How fun that all these elements came together effortlessly.  I even die cut 2 pairs of scissors and placed them to appear as if they were open and ready to cut the pattern.

I wanted all the sewing elements to pop, so I placed them atop a black cardstock oval, then adhered them to a large oval die cut from Embossed Violet Foil.



The sentiment was added at the end with foam adhesives for dimension.

What do you think?

Please stop by the  Designer Crafts Connection blog to see an assortment projects using Rinea Foils.

Steph


4/17/17

Mothers' Day with Joy Clair Stamps

Hi everyone, today the design team for Joy Clair stamps is showcasing Mother's Day projects.  With the wide variety of stamps available, it's easy to create something Mom will love.  Stop by the Joy Clair blog to see all these fun cards the designers have created.


This Mother's Day stamp set has 9 stamps has something for everyone whether you want to create a general Mother's Day card or a funny Mother's Day card.


I stamped the teacup and sentiment in purple ink, then embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I love how the embossing powder really highlights the image.  I then die cut the image into an oval shape and die cut a larger purple oval to mat the image.


I lightly distressed some pattern paper and inked with purple ink.  Next I wrapped ribbon around the panel before adding it to a purple base.  The image was added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Please stop by the Joy Clair blog to see what the designers have created for Mother's Day.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

4/16/17

Easter Gift Bags with Whisker Graphics

Hi everyone, Happy Easter.  My post on the Whisker Graphics blog is all about Easter gift bags.


Supplies:
Middy Bitty Bags
Divine Twine - Gold Metallic
Spellbinders Dies
Rinea Foil - Embossed Emerald
Joy Clair Stamps - sentiment
Sunsational Stamps - images
Copic Markers

Using a selection of Middy Bitty Bags, add a large oval to each.  Prepare images, coloring and fussy cutting them.  Add each image to the bags.


Die cut leafy stems from Rinea Foil then add behind each oval.


Fill the bags with goodies the fold down the tops of each bag and punch holes.  Thread Metallic Twine through the holes and tie the bags closed.  Next, stamp and punch Happy Easter. 



Tie the Happy Easter labels to each bag with Metallic Twine.




Happy Easter.

Steph

4/15/17

To my favorite Peep

Hi everyone, it's almost Easter and I've got a fun Easter card on the Ann Butler Designs blog today.
 
 
 
If you want a different background consider using the inked side of an art screen.  Since there is plenty of ink remaining on the art screen, turn it over, lightly spritz it with water then place it on a white panel.  Place a baby wipe on top of the art screen then use a brayer to release the ink.  You will get a different background every time you use this technique.
 

I stamped the eggs then I colored them with Ann Butler's Crafter's Inks using a water brush.  Since I wanted one egg to be more dimensional, I fussy cut the egg and adhered it to the other with foam adhesives for dimension.



Happy Easter.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

4/13/17

Happy Easter

Hi everyone, Happy Easter!!

I've created a wonderful card using an assortment of products and Rinea Foils take center stage in showing how detailed dies can be used with Rinea Foils.


The background of the card was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then lightly inked with assorted colors of the new Ranger inks.


I created the bow using the Bowdabra, an amazing bow making tool.  I was able to create small loops, perfect for a card.  I rolled the wire creating an nice design element for my card.



The Easter Eggs are Spellbinders dies which were die cut from Rinea Foils.  The base of each egg was die cut from Gold Metallic Foil and the top layers were die cut from Embossed Violet and Embossed Copper Foils.  These foils are so easy to die cut even the most delicate of dies.


To finish I used a Happy Easter stamp from Joy Clair stamps and nestled it around the Easter eggs, placing it on pop dots for more dimension.
 


 
Happy Easter and happy crafting.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph









4/12/17

Spring Time Cards

Hi everyone, while we are still waiting for signs of Spring I created some cards using Makin'sⓇ Clay and Push Molds.




Supplies:
Makin'sⓇ Clay - Push Molds - Gardening Tools, Florals
Spellbinders dies
Clearsnap Ink
Hero Arts Stamp



Makin'sⓇ has a wide variety of push molds that are quite detailed.  Once you remove your clay, those details are quite visible.  I kept the gardening tools as I molded them, but decided to add color to the flowers with ink.




I love creating shaker cards and decided to use some small flowers in the shaker.
Behind the window I stamped a Spring sentiment then placed the flowers inside and sealed the shaker.  Next, I stamped some stems and added additional flowers.  Gardening tools were added in the corner.


For my next card, I repeatedly stamped the Spring sentiment to create the background.  After mounting it on my card, I die cut an oval for the center of the card then placed gardening tools and flowers on top.


Is it Spring yet?


Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph


Clearscraps April Kit

Hi everyone, my newest post on the Clear Scraps blog is a set of cards and a tag using the Clear Scraps April kit.



I've used the Corner Mixers that were included in the kit.  My first card uses the Corner Mixers as stencils.  I left the film in place and inked over the Mixers to achieve the design.  I lightly scored the opposite edges and wrapped twine around the card.  A simple sentiment from Joy Clair was the perfect finish.
 
For my next card, I used Tattered Angels to create a negative image which I mounted on cardstock and added to my card.  I created this card for Father's Day with stamps from Joy Clair.

Finally, I created a tag, using the Mixer as an embellishment.  I removed the film and painted the Mixer with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam.  It was the perfect embellishment for a tag.  I fussy cut stamps from Joy Clair and added some cash to the pocket. 


 
Please stop by the store for more information on the April kit.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

 

 

 

Sentimental Cards

Hi everyone, I've created cards using some wonderful sentiment stamps from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps.

I created a bright, sunny card with this Bliss sentiment.

Seeing this butterfly sentiment, I knew it would be perfect with a die cut butterfly.



This Enjoy Life sentiment can be used for so many different cards, but I chose to pair it with flowers and several leaves created with Makin's Clay.


So pick your sentiment and use them as a starting point for your cards.

Steph




4/11/17

Will You Be My Hunny Bunny?

Hi everyone, I've got another post up for Sunsational Stamps. 

Have you seen all the stamps and images in the store?  I'm using Hunny Bunny today.

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I wanted to create an Easter Egg shaped card so I used Spellbinders oval dies.



I die cut a blue oval for the card, then scored the oval in half.  I die cut another layer and placed it on top so you now have an oval card.  I then die cut a smaller layer from yellow cardstock.


I printed the image and colored it with Copic Markers.  Next, I die cut it smaller and placed it atop the yellow layer. 


I wrapped yellow ribbon around the card then placed the yellow layer on top with foam adhesives.

Be sure you visit in the store to see all the fun products available.

So happy you stopped by.

Steph

4/9/17

Amazing floral cards with Rinea Foils

Hi everyone, I've got some amazing cards to share with you today using Rinea Foils.  I know I've said it before, but these foils are absolutely amazing!

Check out this Mothers Day card I created.  I love it.  And it is stunning in real life!


I had this lovely Spellbinders die I wanted to use and since it came with 2 dies, it was easy to mat the main die cut panel with another color.  I used Embossed Violet and Glossy Silver.   The foils cut beautifully with the Spellbinders dies.


I created a 5 1/2" square card from white cardstock and lightly inked the edges with purple ink.  Then I used Beacon Adhesive to adhere the Violet layer to the Silver layer.  Then I adhered it across my card.


Happy Mothers Day from Joy Clair Stamps was stamped on white cardstock and die cut into a circle.  A larger die cut circle was created from the Embossed Violet foil.  Then I used foam adhesives to adhere the circles to the center of the card.


To finish I added a few dew drops to the flowers.

And since I needed a wedding card, I created another card.


After creating my card, I die cut and embossed flower petals and a label from Glossy Gold Foil and leaves from Glossy Emerald/Gold Foil to create leaves.  The flower looks gorgeous created from foils and you can form them any way you want.


The wedding sentiment, from Joy Clair stamps, was stamped on white cardstock and was added to the foil label.

Rinea Foils really add an amazing look to your projects. 

Supplies:
Spellbinders Dies
Beacon Adhesives
Joy Clair Stamps - Mother's Day, Wedding Sentiments
The Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph