Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs May Coloring Challenge - Slider and Spinners

Hi Everyone,

It's time for another Coloring Challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Be sure to head on over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to leave a comment on the blog post and answer this question. What Elizabeth Craft Designs image would you like to make spin or slide? The prize is the Slider and Spinners die to 3 lucky people.

Slider and Spinner cards are the rage right now and Elizabeth Craft Designs has your back. With the Slider and Spinners die you can create many different types of slider and spinner cards. Below is one example. Because I used a circle underneath the balloon is makes the balloon turn as it goes from side to side. Head on over to the blog to see more examples using the Slider and Spinners die.

I used the Sliders and Spinners die set for the balloon, the Krista Schneider Bird-day Party Clear Stamps with the coordinating dies. For the layer I used the Stitched Rectangles die from Els van de Burgt Studio.




Thank you for stopping by. Remember to go to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog and leave a comment and while you are there be sure to check out what the rest of the team did.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Club Scrap Adirondacks Kit and Mojo Monday Sketch 496

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing a card using Club Scrap Adirondacks Kit with Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 496.


Here is my take on the sketch. Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded. The Adirondacks Kit is perfect for making Father's Day cards. Be sure to get your kit today.




Friday, May 5, 2017

Club Scrap Cherry Blossom Kit

Hi Everyone,

Today I am going to show you how to mix the Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms Deluxe Kit with the Digital Kit. The digital kit is great for accents in smaller form for cards. The beauty about digital is you can resize the designs. 

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

I used the plain cardstock from the Deluxe Kit for the base of my card. I trimmed the patterned paper to 4" x 5 1/4". With a black marker I applied it all around the edges then adhered to center front of card. I used the cut-a-parts from the digital kit which is also my sentiment.


Thanks for stopping by. The new Adirondacks kit from Club Scrap is now shipping. Its perfect for Father's Day cards and masculine cards. 
  

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Creating a DIY Background using Club Scrap Paris Flea Market Stamps and Distress Oxides

Hi Everyone,

Today I am showing you how to do your own background using Club Scrap Paris Flea Market Stamps and Distress Oxide Inks. I have done this with the regular Distress Inks but never had the same results. I am really excited by how vibrant this technique is with the oxides. Its hard to believe I started with a white cardstock.

First I covered my paper with the oxide inks and used my heat gun to dry, in between adding colors I sprayed some water. When I was finished I set aside to dry completely. I used the Paris Flea Market Unmounted Stamps using Walnut Stain and dabs of Faded Jeans in random areas. I wanted some of the blue on the stamping. Here are the results.


Finshed card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

I didn't have the heart to cover my background with any other paper so I decided to use Diecuts in black to make the background stand out. I used Elizabeth Craft Designs dies Curvy Leaves, Small Butterfly & Happy Flowers (in orange). I used the sentiment from the Unmounted Stamps from the Dahlia Kit. For the finishing touch I added a gem to the center of the diecut flower.



Thanks for stopping by. If you want to create your own background you may want to check out the stamps from the new Adirondack Kit. There are some ideal stamps to use for this technique.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Club Scrap April Artist Team Challenge with Stamped Bouquet

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back to another Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge. The challenge this month is to incorporate the Stamped Bouquet Unmounted Stamps onto our projects. Now first things first if you cam from Lisa's Blog then you came from the right place. If you didn't you can start at the beginning with Karen from Club Scrap's Blog.

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

I heat embossed in clear using the Stamped Bouquet stamp. With distress inks using the Cherry Blossoms color pallet I created a soft background. I stamped the sentiment from the ..... I added a ribbon then adhered the diecut sentiment to my card using pop-ups. All paper is from the Cherry Blossoms Kit except the white cardstock which is from Club Scrap in a previous kit.



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

I created a background with Oxide inks. Once dry I heat embossed with black embossing powder Stamped Bouquet stamp. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Cherry Blossoms kit. All paper is from the Cherry Blossoms Kit.



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

For this card I heat embossed in white the Stamped Bouquet Stamps and .... stamps as well as the sentiment from.... set on kraft paper. I colored the flowers with distress markers. I created some pop-up hearts to the center of the two large flowers. All paper is from Club Scrap.



Thank you for stopping by. Now it's time to head on over to Roni's Blog.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Club Scrap Cherry Blossom Blog Hop and Linky Party

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the Club Scrap Cherry Blossom Blog Hop and Linky Party. Now first things first if you came from Julie's Blog then you came from the right place. If you didn't you can start at the beginning with Karen from Club Scrap's Blog.

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

This card is using the Cherry Blossoms Digital Kit. All designs are printed on white cardstock then assembled by hand. I cut out the cherry blossoms and branch using the ScanNCut2. I adhered all the pieces then adhered the cherry blossoms using pop-ups. 



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

I created my background with the Oxide Inks using the Cherry Blossoms colors. I used a cut-a-part for the center and added some ribbon in the lower right corner before adhering to the card. 



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

For this card I used the cut-a-apart's for the border and center. I created some butterflies using a diecut on patterned paper. I added some Wink of Stella to create a shimmer throughout the card.

Thank you for stopping by. Your next stop is Lisa's Blog.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs Inside and Out Coloring Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Today is the Elizabeth Craft Designs Coloring Challenge. The challenge this month is Inside and Out. This was a great challenge for me since I often don't decorate the inside of my cards. For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs is giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on their website to 3 lucky winners. To be entered all you have to do is comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. Below you will find the steps to replicate this card.

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

Inside of card

  1. Trim Soft Finish Cardstock white to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score in half to create a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded card.
  2. Diecut front of card with Fitted Circles at the right bottom corner to create a window (see photo for visual).
  3. While your card is folded place the Flower Power Clear Stamp in the position to want to stamp it so that it shows through the window. Once you find your position stamp inside the card with versamark then emboss with black embossing powder.
  4. Trim Soft Finish Cardstock black to 4" x 5 1/4" then a patterned paper 3 3/4" x 5". Adhere together with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape with the patterned paper on top. Place inside card and with a pencil outline the circle. Diecut with Fitted Circles. Set aside.
  5. On Vellum emboss in clear Flower Power Clear Stamp. Be careful to not over heat the Vellum. Color using any alcohol markers. Diecut with a larger circle. Trim Soft Finish Cardstock white to 4" x 5 1/4" and once again trace the outline of the circle window. Diecut with Fitted Circles. Adhere the vellum inside the card on top of the window but be sure to align so that the clear vellum will overlap the stamped embossed black. Now adhere the white cardstock inside the card to hide the excess vellum. (see photo below for visual).
  6. Adhere the patterned paper to the front of the card making sure to align the circle.
  7. Diecut Soft Finish Cardstock white with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on top with the circle size you have been using with the next size larger. Use masking tape to position and hold the two Fitted Circles dies together. You now have a border circle.
  8. Remove the backing from the Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape and pour Silk Microfine Glitter Bright Cranberry. Remove the extra. With your finger tip in a gentle circular motion work the glitter so that it absorbs on the Clear Double Sided Tape and the glitter shines. Adhere over the window creating a glitter circle border.
  9. Stamp a sentiment with Bee Sentiments Clear Stamp. Diecut on the right the larger Fitted Circles die you used to create your circle border so that your sentiment will follow the circle. (see photo for visual).
  10. Diecut sentiment with Stitched Fishtail Banners so that the banner end is on the left side. Adhere to card aligning with the circle.
  11. Diecut Soft Finish Cardstock white with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on top with Leafy Branch 4. Remove the backing from the Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape and pour Silk Microfine Glitter Spring Peridot. Remove excess and in a circular motion with your finger tip rub the glitter to create a shine. Adhere to card.



I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make a window card which shows color on the front and when you open it the flower is black outline. Thanks for stopping by. Make sure you leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog for a chance to win a $20 Gift Card.


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Club Scrap Cherry Blossom Kit with Mojo Monday Sketch 491 Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing a card I made with the fabulous Mojo Monday 491 Challenge and using the stunning new Cherry Blossom Kit from Club Scrap.

Mojo Monday Sketch 491

Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded.
Below are the steps to replicate this card.

I used plain cardstock for the base of my card. I used Oxide Inks to create a background matching the Cherry Blossom Color Pallet. It is trimmed to 4" x 5 1/4". I adhered a strip of wide ribbon from the kit to the back of my background and left the front unglued then adhered the background to center front of card. I trimmed a patterned paper to 3" x  4 1/4" and matted it with plain cardstock and adhered it slightly offset. (See photo for visual). I trimmed a cut-a-part 2" x 3 1/4" and matted it with plain cardstock and adhered it slightly offset in the opposite direction. (See photo for visual). I trimmed the ribbon to create a banner then used double sided tape to secure the ribbon on the front. I diecut a stitched circle from the patterned paper and used pop-ups to adhere to card. I diecut the sentiment on fun foam and then a second time on plain cardstock. Both have double sided adhesive on the back prior to diecutting. First I secured the sentiment with the fun foam then I offset the plain diecut to create a shadow effect. For the finihsing touch I added some Blossom Stickers.



Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Club Scrap Cherry Blossom Blog Hop and Linky Party which is on April 26. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Club Scrap with Delft Kit

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing a fun card using the Club Scrap Delft Kit. It's a stunning kit filled with a variety of blues with a splash of yellow. Below is a card I made using the kit.

Finished card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 folded. 

I used the 12"x12" patterned paper for the base of my card. It is cut at 8 1/2"x5 1/2" then folded in half. I used the light blue plain paper trimmed at 3 3/4"x5". Using the cracked stamp I stamped with a medium blue color. Then stamped the flower with a darker blue as well as the sentiment. I then colored in the flower petals and went over with a shimmer pen. I matted it with the navy plain paper trimmed at 4"x5 1/4" and adhered to the center front of the card. I added a cut-a-part strip to the top and bottom. For a finishing touch I added some crystal nuvo drops. All product is from the kit with the exception of ink and drops. 



Thank you for stopping. Be sure to come back soon to see Club Scrap's Cherry Blossom kit. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Club Scrap March Blog Hop And Linky Party With Delft Kit

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Club Scrap Blog Hop and Linky Party with gorgeous Delft Kit. Before we get started if you came from Julie's Blog you came from the right place. If you didn't you can start at the beginning with Karen from Club Scrap's Blog

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

I just love the cracked stamp and had to use it. I heat embossed it on plain paper and created a resist with distress inks matching the blues from the patterned paper. I stamped the house and sentiment stamp with distress ink in blue. This makes for a nice house warming card. Topped it off with the gorgeous ribbon. All product is from the kit except the distress ink and embossing powder.



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

For this card I created a background design using the cracked stencil with texture paste. Once dry I colored over the texture paste with distress inks. I used the cut-a-part for the center of my card. I embossed the sentiment in white on the navy plain cardstock. I topped it off with the super big yellow ribbon.



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

For this card once again I created a background I used the cracked stencil with texture paste. Once dry I added color with the new Oxide inks then sprayed with water. I just love the effect. I added a cut-a-part in the center and added a ribbon with a bow at the bottom. 



Thanks for stopping by. Your next stop is Lisa's Blog.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Club Scrap March Artist Team Challenge With Delft Kit

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back to another Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge. The Challenge this month is to create projects that incorporate the digital kit. I chose to go all the way and use most elements with the digital kit. Before we start if you came from Lisa's Blog you came from the right place. If you didn't you can start at the beginning with Karen from Club Scrap's Blog.

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

I printed the digital design backgrounds on white cardstock. I used the colored plain cardstock from the paper kit. The base of the card is using the plain cardstock. All printed design are matted with plain paper and adhered to the card like a regular paper kit. Added some ribbon and crystal nuvo drops for some eye candy.



Finshed card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded.

Once again I printed the design backgrounds on white cardstock and used the plain colored cardstock from the paper kit. I layered it as I would from a paper kit. I diecut the flower and added a crystal nuvo drop to the center.



I love using the digital kit for my Happy Planner. I print the design on a sticker sheet then trim down to size to fit in the rectangles. Easy Peasy!


Thanks for stopping by. Now head on over to Roni's Blog for more exciting projects using the Digital Kit.