Monday, May 21, 2018

Even More Spring Flowers Watercolor Background Card

Hi Everyone,
It's been a while since I have used my Gansai Tambi watercolor paints. To be honest it's a large set and it's long to mix colors. I decided to create a palette beforehand using the Tim Holtz Ink Palette. I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner. The paints stay wet and vibrant inside the palette and I can take it out when i want and use it right away. All I did was add a lot of water to each paint, mixed it and dripped the excess into the palette. This saves lots of time. All I have to do now is dip my waterbrush into water and then dip it into the palette. If I want to mix a color I use the empty palette. Below you will find the steps to replicate my card as well as a link to all products used.


Before I show you the details for my card I just to remind you all that I have a Blog Giveaway going on. The contest will run until May 31 and the winner will be announced June 1st. All you have to do is Follow My Blog and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Don’t forget to click on the bell after you subscribe to get notifications. People who already follow me will automatically be entered. The prize is the beautiful Lantern Box Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.



Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded

  • Step 1 - Trim White Cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4", fold in half for a horizontal side fold card (A2)
  • Step 2 - Trim Water Color paper (I used Arches Hot Press) to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Temporarily tape down the paper to a hard surface using painters tape. The surface I used is a wood cutting board. Using a wide water brush thoroughly wet the paper. Using a smaller brush a light shades of paint to create a background. With the wet background you will get easy blending and coverage of paint. Dab darker areas with a paper towel. You can let it dry naturally or use a heat tool to speed things up.
  • Step 3 - Remove the watercolor background. Place it in your stamp positioning tool. Use an Anti-Static Powder over the background. Stamp Even More Spring Flowers and Beautiful Day sentiment using Versamark. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder, remove excess, heat set it using a heat tool.
  • Step 4 - Temporarily tape down the background to a hard surface using painters tape. Using a water brush add a little water inside the embossed areas. Start water coloring by adding paint to the image and see the paint spread. It's ok to paint outside the embossed areas. Let dry before going to Step 5. You might have some warping but this is ok. It will be gone when it is adhered to the card.
  • Step 5 - Diecut Double Stitched Rectangles to the background. Adhere to card using fun foam. Trim fun foam smaller than background. Use collage medium to adhere to fun foam and to card front. Place an acrylic block on top to allow it to dry straight. This will fix the warping that may have occurred. 





This card can be used for any occasion by changing the images, color and sentiment. Below are the links to all products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Simon Says Stamp Products Used:

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Elizabeth Craft Designs May Challenge All That Glitters

Hello Everyone,
Today is Challenge Day at Elizabeth Craft Designs! Every month there is a challenge with a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate. May's Challenge is All That Glitters! All you have to do is leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog Post or Facebook page answering this question....Which of the new Silk Microfine Glitter Palettes is your favorite:  Earth, Beach or Bloom. Below you will find links to the products used as well as the steps to replicate this card.

Before I start a reminder I have a Blog Giveaway. The contest will run until May 31 and the winner will be announced June 1. All you have to do is Follow My Blog and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Don’t forget to click on the bell after you subscribe to get notifications. People who already follow me will automatically be entered. The prize is the beautiful Lantern Box Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


Finished card measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded
  • Step 1 - Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold in half for a horizontal side fold card (A2)
  • Step 2 - Diecut Stitched Rectangles using ModaScrap patterned paper Fly & Scrap. Adhere to front of card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
  • Step 3 - Apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to front of White Soft Finish cardstock. Diecut Party Lanterns (solid die) with the Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet facing up. Diecut Party Lanterns (pattern die) using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. Remove all the center pieces. Remove the top release sheet to both the solid and pattern Diecut Els. Place the pattern on the solid Diecut. Make sure not to touch the solid Adhesive with your fingers. Sprinkle Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove excess with a brush. Use the tip of your finger to secure the glitter by moving in a circular motion. This will also bring out the sparkle. Repeat this step to all the lanterns. Remove the release sheet to apply your second Color using Silk Microfine Glitter using the same process by removing excess glitter with a brush and using your finger to set and activate the glitter. 


  • Step 4 - Diecut Stitched Fishtail Banner using Pewter Soft Finish cardstock. Adhere to bottom left of card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Adhere the lanterns on top of the Stitched Fishtail Banner using Foam Tape. 
  • Step 5 - Apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to the top of a Scrap piece of White Soft Finish cardstock. Diecut Party Lanterns small piece that holds the lanterns. You need 4 of the 5. Peel off the release sheet and sprinkle on Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove excess with a brush and use your finger to set and activate the glitter. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue. Adhere string through each loop and secure the top piece with tape. 
  • Step 6 - Diecut Stitched Fishtail Banner using Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere to card to top left side side using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. This will cover the string secured with the tape.
  • Step 7 -  Apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to the top of White Soft Finish cardstock. Diecut Words 1 - Celebration sentiment. Peel off the release sheet and sprinkle on Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove excess with a brush and use your finger to set and activate the glitter. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue. 



It is hard to capture the sparkle in a photograph but IRL the glitter sparkles even under minimal lighting. This card can be used for any occasion by changing the sentiment, color and patterned paper. Below are links to all the Product Used. Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Getting The Most Out Of Your Alpha Dies

Hi Everyone,
Today I have a video showcasing yet another fun way to use the Condensed Uppercase Alpha Dies from Kat Scrappiness. This video shows you how to create a word using the negative panel to pop up instead of the popping up the diecut alphas. Below are links to the all products used as well as Mother's Day sales from Kat Scrappiness, Elizabeth Craft Designs and Simon Says Stamp.

Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded

Below is the process video which you can view here or open in YouTube
 




I hope you enjoyed yet another way to use your Alpha Dies. This card can be used for any occasion by changing the word, colors and/or diecut image. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

www.katscrappiness.com
Use code: LOVEUMOM to receive 20% off your order at checkout
If it is after May 13 midnight use code TINA10 to get 10% off your order at checkout.

www.elizabethcraftdesigns.com
Use code: LOVEYOUMOM to receive 20% your order at checkout

www.simonsaysstamp.com
Use code: THKUMOM to receive $20 off your purchase of $100 or more or
Use code: SUBFVE to receive $5 off any purchase of $5 or more

Products Used:

Thursday, May 10, 2018

One Stamp Same Technique Two Different Looks

Hi Everyone,
Today I have 2 cards to share with you today. Both are using the same stamp with the same technique but by changing the color embossing powder how completely different the results are. When using the clear embossing powder you get a soft subtle image and by using black you get a much bolder image.

Before I start a reminder I have new Blog Giveaway. The contest will run until May 31 and the winner will be announced June 1. All you have to do is Follow My Blog and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Don’t forget to click on the bell after you subscribe to get notifications. People who already follow me will automatically be entered. The prize is the beautiful Lantern Box Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


Finished cards measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded




  • Step 1 - Trim White Cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4", fold in half for a vertical side fold card (A2)
  • Step 2 - Create a Distress Oxide background using heavy weight cardstock. Add colors Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey and Seedless Preserves to a craft mat. Spray with water. Dip the cardstock into the activated inks. Heat set it with a heat tool. Repeat the process until desired effect. Let dry.
  • Step 3 - Diecut 2 Double Stitched Rectangles using the Distress Oxide background created to create a frame. Stamp Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink on the center piece. Adhere the center piece to the front of the card using clear double sided adhesive. The frame will be adhered using foam tape.
  • Step 4 - For a soft finish - Stamp Waffle Flower Autumn Time Sunflower Image using Versamark using watercolor paper, sprinkle clear embossing powder and heat set it with a heat tool. Color image in using any watercolor medium. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush. For a bold finish - Stamp Waffle Flower Autumn Time Sunflower Image using Versamark using watercolor paper, sprinkle black embossing powder and heat set it with a heat tool. Color image in using any watercolor medium. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush. Adhere to card using foam tape.














I hope you enjoyed seeing the same stamp and technique but by changing the color of the embossing powder how different both looks are. Both are pretty but it all depends on what you want. Soft or bold. This card can be used for any occasion by changing sentiment, image and colors. Below are links for all products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Products Used:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

New Release from Joset's Designs from Elizabeth Craft Designs



Hi Everyone,
Today Elizabeth Craft Designs has a new release from Joset's Designs! To see the full release go here. For today's card I used the new Fitted and Stitched Hexagon Dies along with the Flamingo Dies. Below you will find the steps to replicate this card.



  • Step 1 - Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, score at 4 1/2” and fold in half for a 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” horizontal side fold card (A2)
  • Step 2 - Diecut Stitched Rectangles using Patterned Paper Thinking About...Grand Canyon. Adhere to front of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. 
  • Step 3 - Create a background using Distress Oxide Ink by applying ink directly to a craft mat and spray with water, dip White Soft Finish cardstock into the ink, heat set with a heat tool. Repeat this step until you reach the desired effect. I used Vintage Photo and Tattered Rose. Diecut Fitted Hexagons Die and adhere to center of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. 
  • Step 4 - Diecut Stitched Hexagons Die and Fitted Hexagon using Patterned Paper Butterfly Dreams to create a frame. 
  • Step 5 - On scrap paper apply Distress Oxide Ink using an ink applicator. I used colors Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo. Diecut Flamingo body to Tattered Rose, Flamingo eye and beak to lighter Tattered Rose and beak to Vintage Rose. assemble the pieces using Multi Medium. Adhere the Flamingos to the backside of the Hexagon Frame. Trim the excess. Add foam tape to the backside of the Hexagon Frame and Flamingos. Remove the release sheet and adhere to the card. 


  • Step 6 - Stamp Sentiments 2 - Just Because using  Versafine Onyx Black Ink. 






I hoped you enjoyed today’s card. This card can be used for any occasion by changing the sentiment and colors. Be sure to check out what the rest of the team did from Joset's new release by going here.

Below is a link to all products used. Thank you for stopping by and see you again soon.

Products Used:

Monday, May 7, 2018

Another Fun Way To Use Your Alpha Dies

Hi Everyone,
Today I have a video to share with you showcasing another fun way to use the Condensed Uppercase Alpha Dies from Kat Scrappiness. This video shows how to create a word on a panel. This can be placed on the front of your card as well as a fun element for a pop up card.

Here are some examples using this technique. All cards are 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded.













You can watch the video here or click on the link to watch in YouTube.
   

Below are links to all the products used from Kat Scrappiness who has a Super Sale going on until May 8. At checkout use code: NSD2018

If it is after May 8 use code TINA10 to get 10% off your order at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Products Used:
 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Kat Scrappiness Celebrates National Scrapbooking Day With Lots of Giveaways

Hi Everyone,
Today is National Scrapbooking Day and Kat Scrappiness has much to share with you. They are celebrating the love of paper crafting in several ways and hope you will join in!


First thing there is a sale!!! EVERYTHING at Kat Scrappiness is 20% off!!! Just go here and use coupon code: NSD2018

National Scrapbooking Day

Next there are GIVEAWAYS AND CHALLENGES
There are several giveaways today! Here is what you can win and how to enter.
  • GRAND PRIZE: $75.00 worth of Kat Scrappiness brand products (of your choice). This includes their stamps, dies and sequins!
  • FIRST PRIZE: A set of the Large Alpha Dies by Kat Scrappiness! Valued at $36.99!
  • SECOND PRIZE: Your choice of $30.00 worth of Kat Scrappiness Sequins! They have almost 400 different sequin mixes to choose from!
  • THIRD PRIZE: Lola The Giraffe Stamp Set by Kat Scrappiness
  • FOURTH PRIZE: Interactive Card Stamp Set by Kat Scrappiness
Last but not least, you can also enter to win the Card Challenge Prize!
  • CARD CHALLENGE PRIZE: Four (4) Kat Scrappiness' newest dies. WIN THEM BEFORE YOU CAN BUY THEM! This includes the Stitched Scalloped Rectangles, Circles, Squares and Ovals Dies which haven't been released yet!!!
To win just enter the Card Challenge (scroll to the bottom of this page).

To enter all of the other giveaways, go here and do the 4 requirements by using the Rafflecopter:
  • Follow Kat Scrappiness on Instagram
  • Visit Kat Scrappiness on Facebook
  • Leave a blog comment on Kat Scrappiness Blog
  • Follow Kat Scrappiness on Pinterest
Phew! That's a whole lot of chances to win something spectacular! The winners will be chosen on May 8. Now onto my card which I am entering to the Card Challenge using my favorite stamp set Everyday Brush Strokes!

Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded


  • Step 1 - Trim White Cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold for a vertical side card (A2)
  • Step 2 - Stamp Everyday Brush Strokes ink splatters on White Cardstock trimmed to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" in various colors of inks. I used Distress Oxide Inks.


  • Step 3 - Stamp Everyday Brush Strokes sentiment on front card base in various colors of inks. I used Distress Oxide Inks.


  • Step 4 - Diecut Stitched Postage Stamp Edge Rectangle Die by off setting it on the ink splattered background created.



  • Step 5 - Add foam tape to the back of the diecut and adhere to the front of the card.





This is a fun card and can be used for any occasion by changing the colors, image and sentiment. Below is a link to all products used. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful NSD weekend!

Products Used: