10/19/17

Joy Clair New Releases

I'm on the Joy Clair blog today using 2 of the newest stamp sets.

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I used Faith Quotes and Be Brave for my first card.  Using the MISTI I stamped the feather from the Be Brave stamp set in several colors of ink.  The MISTI makes it easy to stamp several colors and keep the feather aligned at all times.

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I matted the feather panel with black cardstock, then wrapped Whisker Graphics twine around the panel.  The panel was then added to a green card with foam adhesives for dimension.  I added a phrase from Faith Quotes   which I stamped in black ink and matted with black cardstock before adding to the card with foam adhesives.

Shine Bright is from the  Salt and the Light stamp set.

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I began by cutting strips of cardstock on an angle, then placed them on a cardstock panel so they radiated from one corner.  Each strip was inked before adhering to the panel.  Once adhered, I added embossing powder and heat set.

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Using foam adhesives, I added the panel to a black card.  Shine Bright was stamped and die cut, then added to yellow and black die cut circles.  It was also added to the corner of the card with foam adhesives.

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Thanks for stopping by.


Steph








Happy BIrthday with Amazing Cast Products

Hi everyone, I am participating in the Designers Craft Connection blog hop this month and this month we are working with products from Amazing Casting Products and the theme is jewelry.




I had fun working with Amazing Clear Cast Resin and  Alumidust in Deep Purple and Gold.  Alumidust is a fine powder in amazing colors which can be mixed with resin or lightly brushed into molds as I have done.




Next, I poured the resin into the molds and allowed them to cure for approximately 24 hours.  Once cured, the pieces easily popped out of the molds.


I have 2 young ladies with birthdays this month, each with very different tastes.  One loves angels so I created an angel brooch.  The Alumidust is gorgeous on this piece and really brings out the details of the molded angel.


The other loves very simple designs so I created a simple necklace with Whisker Graphics twine and added jump rings to the purple bow.



Please stop by the Designers Craft Connection blog to see all the projects created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


10/18/17

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi everyone, I'm excited to share that Rinea has paired with Pink and Main this month.  Pink and Main offers amazing products including stamps and coordinating dies.

I have paired Rinea's Ebony/Ebony Star Struck Foiled Paper and Marigold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper with Pink and Main's Autumn Blessings stamp set and coordinating dies.


I stamped this cute couple and die cut them with the coordinating dies and then colored them with Copic Markers. They are just too cute!


I stamped the pumpkins on the Marigold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper then die cut them.  Using a Fantastik stick with Ghost Ink, I ran it over the pumpkins to remove some of the color.


The couple was added to an oval die cut from Marigold/Gold Foiled paper and Happy Thanksgiving was stamped on a scrap of foil. 



I loved this set so I decided to make some Thanksgiving place cards.  I stamped Happy Thanksgiving on Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.


Be sure to stop by the Rinea Blog as well as the Pink and Main Blog to see some amazing creations from the design teams.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph


10/17/17

Creating Backgrounds with Rinea Ghost Ink

Hi everyone, I'm on the Rinea Blog today creating some fun backgrounds with Rinea Ghost Ink and Rinea Foiled Papers


I experimented with assorted foiled papers and Joy Clair stamps to create a variety of different backgrounds.  I began by first creating a birthday card.


I stamped the background images with Ghost Ink on Saphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.  Once stamped, I used a baby wipe to remove the color and had this amazing background.


I matted this panel with cardstock, wrapping it with Whisker Graphics twine before adding it to the card.  I added a stamped and colored party girl on top to create a fun birthday card.


For my first Christmas card, I stamped reindeer images on Blush/Blush Star Struck Foiled Paper


Again, I used a baby wipe to remove the color.



I created a top fold card and die cut a circle in the front.  The panel was placed behind the opening which was enhanced with a scalloped border using Silver/Silver Star Struck Foiled Paper.  A sentiment was popped on top.


My next Christmas card uses a pointsettia stamp on Ruby/Ruby Star Struck Foiled Paper.



Again, I used a baby wipe to remove the color and love the effect.


I matted the panel with cardstock and added it to the card with pop dots.  Pearls were placed in the center of each pointsettia and the phrase added between the stamped images.


Ghost Ink has a different effect on the foils, so experiment and see what fun effects you can get.

Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph



Happy Halloween with Sunsational Stamps

Hi everyone, it's October and that means Halloween is coming.  I'm on the Sunsational blog today with this Cornfield Scarecrow.




I colored the image with Zig markers, then fussy cut it.





I had some fun Halloween paper in my stash which I layered with cardstock.  For a rustic effect to coordinate with the image, I used distress inks on my papers which I then added to my card.


Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

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I'm on the Topflight Blog today creating with stamps from Studio Light, Rubber Dance Art Studio and IndigoBlu.


I stamped the  Studio Light butterfly  and colored with assorted colors of Copic Markers before fussy cutting it.


The Rain Droplets background  was stamped in blue ink on white cardstock and then matted with blue cardstock.


A die cut oval was added to the card and the butterfly was added on top.


The Rubber Dance Affirmations stamp set phrase was tucked in just under the butterfly.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph




10/16/17

Happy Birthday to You

Hi everyone, I am so excited to share that I am now a part of the Skipping Stones Design Team.  Today the design team is participating in a blog hop.



I've used the Green Birthday stamp set to create a birthday card.  Who doesn't love cake or cupcakes for their birthday?


All the elements were matted on black cardstock and then adhered to a paper doily.  Happy Birthday was inserted amongst the cakes.

Here is the blog hop list.  Please stop by and see what the team has created.









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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph



10/13/17

Halloween Bats with Clearscraps

Hi everyone, one of the items included in the Clear Scraps October kit is a Bat mini album with 5 acrylic bats.


Removing the acrylic from one side of each bat, I roughly painted each bat.  After they dried, I removed the acrylic from the other side and roughly painted each one.


Rather than create a mini album, I added twine to each bat and hung them from my fence.  They are wonderful Halloween decoration and are light enough to blow in the wind.



 


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

10/12/17

Etched Spooky Treats Plate

Hi everyone, Halloween is around the corner and it's time to decorate.

Using etchallⓇ etching creme, I've created an etched Spooky Treats plate to hold all kinds of Halloween goodies.


Using left over stickers I spelled Spooky Treats along the edges of the plate.  Then I used my Cricut to die cut the hand from vinyl - I thought that would be a fun element in the middle of the plate.


Once all my elements were adhered, I use etchall etching crème, covering the plate with a nice layer of etching crème.  You can never go wrong with the amount of etching crème you use because it is reusable.




I waited 15 minutes, then scraped the etching crème back into the jar.


Next I rinsed off the plate and removed the stickers and vinyl under running water. 


Taking photos of glass is a little tricky so I put the plate amongst the pumpkins on the front porch.  I think it makes a nice Halloween décor piece too.


How fun is this?


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


Prima Gift Bags

Hi everyone, I love decorating bags to give as little gift packages.


I used Ranger Distress Ink to ink the bags.  Layers of pattern paper from Prima Marketing's Julie Nutting's 6" x 6" paper pad were added to the front.


Using some of the papers in the collection, I cut them to a variety of sizes, inked them and matted with Bazzill Peanut Cluster Cardstock.





The sentiment is from WPlus9 and was die cut and tied to each bag with Baker's Twine.



These are such fun projects to make whether you need something for a small gift or even a gift card to make it more personal.



Thanks for stopping by.

Steph