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Monday, August 31, 2015

Scrapbook Page with Lea France Celtic Knot Template

So, I've been working on my scrapbooks instead of card making.  I really like using the Lea France templates for my scrapbook pages, since I can get lots of pictures on one page, and end up with a great layout.  There are several templates available from Lea France.  For these pages I used Celtic Knot.


Yes, even this page used the Celtic Knot template.  I wanted to use the patterned paper, and only used a portion of the template.  Without the use of the templates it would have been much harder to align the pictures and keep everything even and aligned.

 


Monday, August 3, 2015

Weekend Warrior by Art Impressions

Here is a card that I made for my husband.  While he is no longer a "weekend warrior", I knew he would still enjoy it.

I used the following to make the card:

  • Copic Markers - B14, B12, C3, C5, C7, YR07, YR18, B95, B97, B99, E31, E33, E11, E13, E15, E35, E37, E42, E44
  • Art Impressions - Weekend Warrior 4378
  • Lawn Fawndementals - Walnut
  • Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
  • Wink of Stella - Clear
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detailed Silver Embossing Powder
  • Grumbacher Miskit Frisket
  • Spellbinders large circle die
  • Cricut Artiste Cartridge
  • Embossing Folder

To make the card, I stamped the image with Versamark, and then colored it with the Copic Markers.  I added the floor using grays.  I then covered the entire colored image with Miskt Frisket masking liquid.  Once dry, I stamped the background using a wood grain background stamp, stamped with Walnut ink.  This was then sponged over with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  The Frisket was then removed.  The image was cut with the Spellbinders die.  A slightly lager circle was cut from my Cricut.  The image was then mounted to the larger circle.  Wink of Stella was added to the tools, for a slightly metallic look. 

The cad base is silver and was embossed with an embossing folder.  The image was then added to the card.  A one inch strip of dark blue card stock was added to the bottom of the card. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark, the embossing powder added, and heat set to finish the card.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Vintage Roses by Altenew took over my craft desk!

I really like the Vintage Roses stamps from Altenew.  The biggest problem I had with them was that I didn't have enough different colors o inks - at first.  To stamp these you need 3-4 different shades of similar colors.  It was a good reason to get some inks. 


 
Then the problem I had was that I stamped and cut so many of them, in a variety of colors.  They took over my craft desk.  So I needed to find a way of incorporating them into some cards.  I found a wonderful layout at:  http://heartshugsandflowers.blogspot.com/2015/07/marika-blue.html. So I used that as a basis for the cards that I made.



To make the cards I used:

  • Vintage Roses - Altenew - Stamps and Dies
  • Yellow Roses - Altenew Ink - Warm Sunshine, Butter Cream, Caramel Toffee, Paper Bag
  • Green Leaves - Altenew Ink - Evergreen, Forest Glade, Frayed Leaf
  • Pink Roses - Altenew Ink - Grape Vine, Ruby Red, Coral Berry, Frosty Pink
  • Purple Roses - Memento Ink - Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum, Grape Jelly
  • Red Roses - Memento Ink - Rhubarb Stalk, Lady Bug.  Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Raspberry Jam 
  • Blue Roses - Memento Ink - Summer Sky Danube Blue (second generation stamping).  Ranger Dye Ink - Blue Ribbon
  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark
  • CTMH - Happy Birthday Stamp
  • Unknown - Happy Anniversary
To make the cards, I added a 2" strip of either green or purple card stock to the bottom of a white card.  I then cut a 1" strip of black paper, and stamped the sentiment with Versamark to the right of the strip.  Detailed White embossing powder was added and heat set.  This strip was added to the card.  The flowers were then added to the card.

Here are some close up pictures of the cards:



 
          







Monday, July 20, 2015

MFT Quilt Square Cover-up with Glitter

I really like the MFT Quilt Square Cover-up die, and I really like glitter.  So I had to use both for this card.


I used the following to make the card:
  • MFT Quilt Square Cover-up die
  • Glitter Ritz Micro-fine Glitter in Pink, Lilac, Silver, Merlot
  • Sookwang Tape
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detailed Silver Embossing Powder
  • CTMH Joyful Birthday Occasions

To make the card, I added the Sookwang tape to white card card stock.  I wanted to cut the Quilt Square just so the tape cut, but not all the way through the card stock.  It took a few trials with my Cuttlebug to get the layers right for this, but for me it was the A plate, C Plate, card stock with the Sookwang tape (Tape side up), B plate.  What worked out great, for me, was that the edges cut all the way through, so there was no trimming.  

I then carefully pulled off the section where I wanted to add the first color of glitter.  


Glitter was added, the excess brushed off, and then burnished into the tape.


 I repeated the process for the remaining colors.


And here is the completed Quilt Square:


I then mounted the Quilt Square to the front of the card base.  The sentiment is from CTMH Joyful Birthday Occasions.  This was stamped with Versmark, the embossing powder added and heat set to complete the card.

Monday, July 13, 2015

More cards with MFT Quilt Square Cover Up

For this card I used some of the left overs from the previous cards I made. 



I used the following to make the cards:
  • My Favorite Things - Quilt Square Cover-up - left over cuts
  • Gina K Simply Snowflakes Stamp Set
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
  • Various Buttons from RosiesButtons
  • Kreinik #16 Braid 002HL
To make the card, I used the left over cuts from previous cards made with the Quilt Square Cover-Up.  For this card, I used the larger pieces, and carefully aligned them near the top of the card base. A strip of matching paper was added to the bottom of the card.  The sentiment from the Simply Snowflakes stamp set was stamped in Versamark.  Detailed Gold Embossing Power was added and heat set.  Kreinik braid, was tied through the button.and added to the front of the card to finish the card.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Christmas in July with MFT Quilt Square Cover Up

Last Christmas I got the die-namics quilt square cover up as a Christmas gift.  I finally was able to have the time to use it, and figured Christmas Cards would be a good use!  I was also able to use some vintage buttons from RosiesButtons.

Here are the cards I made using the die:

And some closeups:



I used the following to make the cards:

  • My Favorite Things - Quilt Square Cover-up
  • Gina K Simply Snowflakes Stamp Set
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
  • Various Buttons from RosiesButtons
  • Kreinik #16 Braid 002HL
To make the card, I first cut several different patterned papers and solids using the Quilt Square Cover-up.  I then cut a square out of white card stock slightly smaller than the outline of the Quilt Square.  Double sided tape was added all over the white base,


The outline for the quilt was added to the base.


I then started adding the patterned papers.  I did this for all the different variations.  


To finish the card, I added the quilt square to the card base, near the top of the card.  The sentiment is from the Gina K. Simple Snowflakes stamp set.  This was stamped in Versamark, the Gold embossing powder was added, and heat set.  I then raided my needlepoint stash for some Kreinik braid, which was tied through the button.  The buttons were then added to the front of the card to finish the card.



Monday, June 22, 2015

Narwhals for Fathers Day?

Yes, if you have a husband that will sing or hum the Narwhal song!  (You can the Narwhal Song on YouTube).  The Lawn Fawn 'Critters in the Arctic' has the cutest Narwhal, which is what I used.



I used the following to make this card:

  • Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire
  • Simon Says Stamp - Wave Stencil, Stitched Rectangles Die
  • Lawn Fawn - Critters in  the Arctic, Stitched Hillside Borders
  • Copic - C1, C3, C5, C6, YR14
  • Memento - Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versamark
  • Ranger - Blue Ribbon Dye Ink
  • Stampendous - Detailed White Embossing Powder


To make the card, I first used the Wave Stencil and Distress Ink, on white card stock.  I started with the darkest color and slowly moved to the lighter colors.  I would occasionally move the stencil around, to get a more realistic looking waves.  I then added the lightest color to the remaining white areas.  I then used one of the Stitched Rectangles dies to cut the 'waves' into a rectangle.  The rectangles was then cut using the Stitched Hillside Borders dies, to get an even more wavy looking background.

The Narwhals were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black, and then colored with the Copic Markers.  These were then cut by hand.  I then placed them between and over the "Waves".  I used the water droplet stamp that is part of the set to add the water splashes.  The entire image was added to the card base.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark.  The Detailed White Embossing powder was added and then heat set.