Monday, April 16, 2018

Distressed Edge Card

Hi Everyone,
Today I have a fun card to share with you using the Distressed Edge Rectangles Die from Kat Scrappiness. I just love this dieset. So before we get started I will giveaway a set to one lucky winner. In order to be eligible for the contest you must Follow my Blog and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. The link to my YouTube is on the right sidebar. The contest ends May 4 and the winner will be announced on May 5.  Good luck everyone. 

Here is the prize

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

I created a background using Distress Oxides. I spread some colors on a kraft mat and sprayed some water and dipped the cardstock into it. Before applying next layers I dried it using a heat tool. Once I was happy with my background I Diecut the background using the  Distressed Edge Rectangles Die. I stamped the sentiment and swirl using versafine onyx black ink. I created another background using Spring colors and stamped the butterflies on top using versafine ink. Then I fussy cut them out and adhered to the card using Foam Tape. 




I hope you enjoyed today’s card. This card can be used for any occasion. The products I used are linked below for your easy convenience. Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used
 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunshine to a Gloomy Day Card Plus Blog Giveaway

Hi Everyone, today is a gloomy day with freezing rain in the forecast so I wanted to create something sunny and fun. But before I get started I have a Blog Giveaway. Most of us are not having much of a Spring so far so I decided the Blog Giveaway should be Spring Themed. The winner will receive 2 new Distress Oxides (Mermaid Lagoon and Squeezed Lemonade) and the Tulip Garden die from Die-Namites. To be eligible you must follow my blog. The contest ends May 4 and the winner will be announced on May 5.

Here is the prize.


Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" for a horizontal side fold card


I used the gingham stamp from the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit. I used my stamp positioner tool to create the pattern because the stamp is small. I used Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade by applying it directly on White Soft Finish Cardstock stamping with versafine Onyx Black. From that point on I decided on a yellow/black card. This was a challenge but it worked out in the end. I created my background by applying Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade with a brush. Then I sprinkled some water to get the oxidized look. The gingham pattern is matted on a Diecut Stitched Postage Stamp Edge Rectangles Die on Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock. I stamped the flower and vase from Newton's Nook Designs Versatile Vases Stamp set. The sentiment and banner is also from SSS March kit. I finished the card by adding dashed lines in a black fine tip marker.








I created a card for me without any DT projects in mind which is a rare occasion. I have listed all the products I used below. Thank you for stopping by and remember to Follow My Blog for a chance to win my Blog Giveaway.

Products Used:

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Everyday Brush Strokes Shaker Card

Hi Everyone,
Kat Scrappiness has a super fun stamp set Everyday Brush Strokes. This was the March Release and in case you missed it today I am showing you a fun way to use this set.



For this card I decided to make into a shaker card. I used the Sun Kissed Sequins which went well with the Distress Oxide colors I selected. I used an ink applicator to apply the Distress Oxide directly on white cardstock. I sprinkled some water to have some oxidized effect. I stamped the Everyday Brush Strokes using the same Distress Oxide Colors and cut them out and adhered to the card as Exclamation Marks. I topped it off with the Happy Birthday sentiment from the set.









I hope you enjoyed today's card. Use code TINA10 to receive 10% off your next order. Below is a list of supplies used from www.katscrappiness.com. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Kat Scrappiness Products Used

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Scrapbook Quebec A Canadian Monthly Card Kit

Hi Everyone,
Calling all Canadians!!! Do you want a monthly card kit that comes from Canada. Look no more. Scrapbook Quebec has a monthly kit. It's $25 a month for a 6 month subscription. Below are some samples using the March 2018 Kit. To subscribe visit Scrapbook Quebec's Facebook Page.

Scrapbook Quebec March Kit

Card #1


For this card I heat embossed the Eiffel Tower using Wow Embossing Powder Silver Sparkle. I trimmed the cardstock and used the negative patterned paper as panels. I heat embossed the sentiment for a simple card.





Card #2


For this card I inked the Eiffel Tower then used Wink of Stella for some sparkle. I created a Distress Oxide Panel and used the Rub-Ons from the kit. I topped it off with the Camera embellishment.





Card #3


For this card I layered the patterned paper. Using a flower die with patterned paper I created a flower. I topped it off with some brad embellishments.





Card #4


For this card I layered smaller pieces of the patterned paper left over from Card #1. I used the Doily to ground the layered pieces. I topped it off with the airplane embellishment.





I hope you enjoyed these samples using the March Kit. The kits are well put together and each kit can make 8 cards. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.



Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter Basket Card

Happy Easter Everyone,
A few weeks ago I had a Blog Giveaway but it’s been super crazy around here so before we get started I think it’s time I announce the winner. Congratulations Deb your name has been selected!!! Please email me your address so I can send the dies to you. 

I will be having another Blog Giveaway and the details will be posted on Friday April 6. It's in celebration of my Blog Makeover. I realized my Blog had the same design since 2016 so it was time to change it. Come back on Friday for more details.

Now let's get started. I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs Spring Basket for my card. Because it has patches of grass and flowers this dieset can actually be used for any occasion, however, I chose to showcase it with Easter. Below you will find the steps to replicate this card. 


  • Step 1 - Cut White Cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Score and fold in half to form a vertical side-fold card base. Finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (A2)
  • Step 2 - Trim a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4". Ink directly on the cardstock using Distress Inks. Apply the ink pads by sliding it up and down. See photo below. I used Vintage Photo and Victorian Velvet.

  • Step 3 - Diecut Spring Basket using the Distress Ink Background. Using a paintbrush add Distress Inks sprayed with water and fill in the areas of the basket. Adhere the rest of the background to the card front panel using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
  • Step 4 - Trim Patterned Paper from Moda Scrap Christmas Holidays to 3 3\4" x 5" and adhere to the card front panel using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
  • Step 5 - Stamp sentiment (I used Winter Sentiment for the word Happy & Spring Sentiment for the word Easter) using an embossing ink pad. Sprinkle Copper Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool.
  • Step 6 - Using Soft Finish Cardstock ink Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio directly using an ink applicator. Diecut Adventure Edges (Grass) 2 times. Adhere bottom piece using foam tape and the top piece with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
  • Step 7 - Adhere basket to card using foam tape to add some dimension.
  • Step 8 - Trim a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4". Ink directly on the cardstock using Distress Oxide Inks. Apply with the ink pads by sliding it up and down. See photo below. I used Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and Broken China. Using a waterbrush splash some Black Acrylic Paint mixed with water onto the background. See photo below.

  • Step 9 - Diecut Spring Basket (small and big eggs) in various sections. Adhere inside the basket using foam tape for some and Clear Double Sided Adhesive for the rest.
  • Step 10 - On a scrap piece of Soft Finish Cardstock apply Distress Oxide Ink directly to the cardstock using an Ink Applicator. Using Spice Marmalade and Wild Honey for the flowers and center & Peeled Paint for the grass.
  • Step 11 - Diecut Spring Basket, the flowers on the Wild Honey, the center flower on the Spiced Marmalade, the grass on the Peeled Paint. Adhere the center to the flowers using Kids Choice Glue. Adhere both the flowers and the grass to the card using foam tape for some and Clear Double Sided Adhesive for the balance.






This card can be used for any occasion by removing the eggs and changing the sentiment. It can be used for a birthday, baby shower, anniversary, etc. Below is a link to all the Elizabeth Craft Designs Product Used for your easy convenience. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Easter.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Product Used:

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Happy 68 Eclipse Card

Hi Everyone,
A few days ago on the Kat Scrappiness Blog I posted a video tutorial for an Eclipse card using the new Condensed Uppercase Alpha Dies from Kat Scrappiness. After the video went live the dies were sold out and many people reached out to me to find out if there will be more coming.  I am happy to say that more are coming and you can now place an order to reserve them. On the blog post I mentioned the Condensed Number Dies would be great to make for a birthday or Anniversary. Today I am showing an Eclipse card I made for my Mother’s 68 birthday using the Condensed Number Dies. Below you will find the steps to replicate this card. Before we get started I have a Blog Giveaway going on.

Blog Giveaway
One lucky winner will receive five die sets. Spellbinders Labels Four, Foliage & Ribbon Banner and Die-namites Wet Tulips & Tulip Garden. The contest is easy. Click on follow my blog. How easy is that! If you are already following me you are automatically entered into the drawing. The contest ends on Friday March 16 and the winner will be announced on Saturday March 17. Good luck everyone!

Here is the prize



  • Step 1 - Cut White Cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Score and fold in half to form a vertical side-fold card base. Finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (A2)
  • Step 2 - Trim White Cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Apply Distress Oxide onto a craft mat and spray water to activate the Distress Oxide. Dip the cardstock into the Distress Oxide. Dry with a heat tool before adding more layers of color. Once you reach the desired effect using a paintbrush gather the remaining ink and splatter. Let completely dry before moving onto the next step.
  • Step 3 - Optional - Place a stencil over the Distress Oxide panel and secure it using painters tape. Apply Texture Paste. Let dry.
  • Step 4 - Diecut Double Stitched Rectangles Die using the Distress Oxide panel.
  • Step 5 - Diecut Condensed Numbers Die using the Distress Oxide Panel. Adhere the panel to the card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. The inside pieces of the Numbers must also be adhered to the card front. Apply Pop Ups or foam tape to the Numbers and adhere it to the card.
  • Step 6 - Stamp Everyday Brush Strokes sentiment using Distress Oxide. Once dry use the anti static magic pad then restamp using an Embossing Ink Pad. Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder and heat it with a heat gun. Trim and adhere to the bottom area between the Numbers using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
  • Step 7 - Randomly place sequins for added interest using Multi Medium Glue.






Below is the video tutorial using the Condensed Uppercase Alpha Dies.


Below is a link to all products used for the Birthday Eclipse Card. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

To receive 10% off your order at www.katscrappiness.com use TINA10 at checkout.

Kat Scrappiness Products Used:

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Mothers Day Card Using April Showers Stamp and Dies

Hi Everyone,
Today I have a card to share with you using the new Krista Schneider stamps from Elizabeth Craft Designs  At first I intended to make this an Easter card but when I added the 3 chicks it made me think of my mother so I changed it for a Mother’s Day card. Below you will find the easy steps to replicate this card but before we get started I have a blog giveaway. I have extended the deadline due to a busy schedule.

Blog Giveaway
One lucky winner will receive five die sets. Spellbinders Labels Four, Foliage & Ribbon Banner and Die-namites Wet Tulips & Tulip Garden. The contest is easy. Click on follow my blog. How easy is that! If you are already following me you are automatically entered into the drawing. The contest ends on Friday March 16 and the winner will be announced on Saturday March 17. Good luck everyone!

Here is the prize

Finished card measures 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” folded
  • Step 1 - Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Score and fold in half to form a vertical side-fold card base. Finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (A2)
  • Step 2 - Trim Black Soft Finish Cardstock to 4” x 5 1/4”. Adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. 
  • Step 3 - Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 3/4” x 5”. On a kraft mat add Distress Oxide colors Broken China and Faded Jeans. Spray water to activate the ink. Dip the right bottom into the activated oxides. Dry using a heat tool. Repeat until you reach the desired effect. Place a stencil on top of the dried ink. Add Faded Jeans ink on an ink applicator and apply in a circular motion. Emboss Stitched Stars using the panel. Make sure you use the embossing mat in your Diecut machine. Adhere to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  • Step 4 - Diecut Stitched Stars using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Stamp April Showers (the raindrops) inside the star using Black Ink. Adhere to the card in the center of the embossed star using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. 
  • Step 5 - Stamp April Showers using Bristol Smooth Surface paper using Black Ink (for watercoloring) (Duck and chick 3 times). Color in watercolour medium of your choice. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush. Once dry Diecut with the matching dies from April Showers. Adhere Duck to card using Foam Tape and the 3 chicks with Kids Choice Glue. 
  • Step 6 - Ink a Scrap piece of cardstock with Distress Oxide Broken China. Diecut Words 1 - Celebration (word Happy). Stamp it with an embossing ink and sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder. Heat set it with a heat tool. Repeat this step another 2 times. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue. 
  • Step 7 - Stamp sentiment in Embossing Ink using Black Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder. Heat set with a heat tool. Adhere to card using Foam Tape. 



As mentioned above this card can be used for any occasion by changing the stamps and/or the sentiment. Below is a link for all the products used for your easy convenience. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and see you again soon. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used: