I had a class yesterday and we made three cards, one of which I am going to share with you today! I was inspired by Priscilla Ivler. I LOVE getting ideas from others and tweaking it a bit!
Here is the card we made:
Isn’t it stunning?!! It’s not a ‘hard’ card, you just have to work on getting the thinlit to let go of the paper without ripping it. My Die Brush has seen better days and the bristles are falling out! Yay! We get a new one in the NEW catalog!!
Here is the inside:
Everyone at class loved it! And in person it is even prettier than here! I know it’s hard to believe!
This is going to be a quick post today, if you want the dimensions just let me know and I will send them to you!
I posted earlier that I was going to use this stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for Kylie’s International Blog Hop, but I changed my mind! I didn’t think, when I was finished with it, that it yelled MASCULINE. So I am sharing it with you now!
Yes! This is the one that I told you about with the stained glass that came out even better than how I did it in the past! I touched the one that was drying before it was ready so I had to start all over. I don’t want to pray for Patience because I really don’t want to practice it a lot! 🙂 I’m not very good at it!
To start off, I scribbled on a piece of Window Sheet with some of SU!’s markers. I then placed little circles of the Fine Tip Glue Pen over the scribbles and the colors bled and create a really cool pattern!
I used Cajun Craze and Dapper Denim. See how it marbles?!! Once dry it is see through with the colors showing through what looks like an antique stained glass!!
Once it’s dry………..it takes time, it’s probably a good idea to leave it overnight so you don’t mess with it! Trust me!
Once the door is cut out with the thinlit, place the Window Sheet down on the back side (the side that opens).
NOT sure why I took this picture of the door UPSIDE down other than to get a better picture! Can you see the two colors?!!
I have magnet strips on the door between this layer and the next which will sandwich the Window Sheet so you won’t see it. I placed magnets under the inside of the door (under the saying too), so when the card is standing the door won’t flap open. It makes it snap together.
Here is a picture of the other side of the door attached so the Window Sheet is between them:
It REALLY looks like Antique glass, right?
Here is a pic of the card:
Can you see the dog and the cat cuddling together?! I put a piece of ribbon between the door and the ‘sandwich’ so it can’t be seen other than the part I want to help open the door.
Here is the door open:
The welcome mat is stamped and then I cut fringes in the layer under it so it looks like a mat!
I would love to hear what you think! Too much?
Here is a picture of the inside:
I love the dog basket!!
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A California Girl living in North Carolina
For the last week and a half I have been SICK! I’m on the mend so thought I would bring you a new Card from the SU! stamp set called At Home With You! This is another very versatile stamp set! You can do Birthday’s, thank you, Christmas, Fall and today I am doing a Surprise! Birthday card!
For the windows in the door I wanted to show you a Technique that I came up with! It was quite by accident, but I will take it!! I LOVE techniques and am always trying new things! Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t AND SOMETIMES I get surprised! LOVE when that happens!
I wanted to try different ways of using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and wanted to see what would happen if I colored on a Window Sheet with a Marker and then laid down a nice shallow layer of glue over it……….and OMGoodness!! The glue didn’t make the ink from the marker brighter which is what I ‘thought’ it would do, it MARBLED it! Woot! Woot!! I let it dry and it came out so pretty!! Here is a picture:
Isn’t it pretty!!?? This isn’t the one I used for this post, but I forgot to take a picture of the one I used. The one above WAS for a project that I will be putting on another blog where I will be competing for the best cards……….I ended up NOT using the one above ’cause gosh darnit, I got impatient (yes! I know you are surprised!! NOT!!) and I touched it! Well, Poo!! So, I did another one, and used two colors and I put the glue on another way and it came out even better!!!! So, Now I am not so upset that I got impatient! LOL I WILL ‘try’ to be patient with the one that is drying at this moment. Cross fingers!!
On to the card!! Squirrel!! Sheesh! Reign me in! I wanted to use Cherry Cobbler because I have neglected that poor color lately and decided that I needed to use it! I stamped the door image in Versamark and then heat embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder. Silver goes really well with Cherry Cobbler!
I stamped the plant, welcome mat, wreath and the present in Memento Black and then colored over with my Blender Pens and SU!’s inks! Once the Memento is dry you can totally color on it and it won’t bleed!! I also put some Wink of Stella on top to add that bit of sparkly that I HAVE to have on a lot of my cards……who doesn’t like SPARKLE!!??
Can you see the Stained Glass on the Door Window?!! I used Soft Suede 5″ X 3 3/4″ to put behind the door and ran it through the Big Shot using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder! Each image: Door (2 pieces), wreath, matt, present and flower pot has thinlits that fit them!! Once you color them it’s easy to run right through and they look so pretty!!!
I didn’t want the Stained Glass to show when you opened the door, so I sandwiched the window sheet with the ‘stained glass’ between two pieces of the door.
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A California girl living in North Carolina!
Today I made a greeting card from a Retiring stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called Love & Affection. I forgot how much I love this set! I’ll be sorry to see it go!
I used some of the Designer Series Paper called Affectionately Yours that I have HOARDED! Yes, I can admit it, I hoard paper! Sigh……
This isn’t just any Designer paper, oh no! It has Copper embossed in it! Yes! It’s true! Now do you see why I hoarded it? This card today is made up by me……I don’t do this very often. I have been wanting to use the Framelit from the Fiesta Time stamp set! And that’s how my card started! Ha! Funny how that worked! I cut out two of the strips that are the half circles that are attached together to make a banner, I cut out one from Watermelon Wonder (retiring) and Mint Macaron (also retiring). This is where I started, I thought these colors looked good with Night of Navy, so that is what the center cardstock will be, since those will be resting on that cardstock.
Pretty together, right? The colors I used are listed below with a link to my Online Store. The Hostess Code for this month is: 69EGW4G2 If you purchase from me, I will send you a VERY pretty handmade card!
Here are the measurements of my card if you want to try it!
Tip Top Taupe 5 1/2″ X 7 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ landscape
Night of Navy (inside) 4″ x 5 1/4″, (front) 3″ x 5 1/4″
Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) 2 – 3/4″X 5″
Whisper White Inside: 3″ x 5 1/8″, scraps for sentiment
Here is the card in all it’s Beauty!
I used the Petite Petals punch (retiring) to make a focal flower on the front in Copper Foil. And cut out the sentiment using the Decorative Label punch (also retiring), I cut out another two of the Decorative Label from the Copper Foil to give a border around the sentiment. You cut each piece in half and then layer them on the back!
I sponged VersaMark on the edges of the Fiesta Time Framelits to give a little Copper edging to it! Also along the edge of the Night of Navy I stamped in VersaMark the flowers from the Stamp set and embossed with Copper! Added some pearls to each half circle on top, and to the small flowers on the inside flap.
Here is a picture of the inside!
I love how elegant this card is!! So, STOP hoarding your DSP and use it! Before you know it you’ll be getting new DSP and will forget all about the ones you’ve been hanging onto for a special day! The day is NOW!
The side of the inside is peeking out on the front,
I am proud of myself! It’s a little scary to just go with an idea and not know how it will turn out! Sometimes it doesn’t, but that’s where you learn! Remember, it’s just paper! I tell myself that when I am really scared! heehee Are you scared when you try something without any idea on where it is headed? You might just surprise yourself (like I did!) when you give it a try!
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A California Girl living in North Carolina!
Today, I decided to do some experimenting! Ever get an idea in your head and you just HAVE to get it out!? I get them all the time, USUALLY when I’m trying to go to sleep at night……UGH!
I wanted to see what would happen if you added Mod Podge to SU!’s cardstock so it’s covered and THEN run it through an Embossing Folder. Yes, it’s messy. Yes, you will want to wash your folder right away! And YES it it really cool!! After running it through (and washing my folder) I heat set it. I am NOT very patient…….hence the heat drying! I did it on Garden Green cardstock and I did it on Shimmery White from Stampin’ Up! LOVE, LOVE LOOOOOVE their paper! Well, let me be honest, I love all their product! hahaha This is the main reason I became a SU! Demonstrator! I wanted the discount since I wanted it ALL!!
After heat setting the paper, it dried so nicely, I just looked at it to decide what to do with it! Yes, I fly by the set of my pants……Is that the right expression? Well, the green called me more even though I had sponged the Shimmery White with multiple colors (it was gorgeous!), but the Garden Green looked so striking!
Here is a picture of the finished card and you tell me if you think it is striking!
I know! Right!? It made me want to let the Paper be the STAR! Since it was leaves, I pulled out my Vintage Leaves Bundle. The front has the Framelit and the inside has both the stamp and the framelit! I am so astonished how beautiful this turned out! I’m going to be honest again……….I’m ALWAYS surprised when I design something and it comes out this good! Don’t get me wrong, I can CASE with the best of them, but my ‘ideas’ don’t always work out! I bet there a quite a few of you who can relate!
Here is a picture of the inside!
I think it has the perfect amount of space to write in, since I never have enough to say to fill it up! Now, WHO do I send it to?!
Here is a close-up of the leaves:
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California girl living in North Carolina
I LOVE sunsets, don’t you? I wanted to make one that was easy but still be stunning…….at least I think so, hopefully you do too!!
I have a video on YouTube walking you through this technique, I hope you check it out here. You can also shop for the products you see in this post and on my videos at my Online Store!
Making a Desert scene was my final one, I had to make FOUR cards with Sunsets! Just couldn’t help myself!
The first one is one I posted on my FaceBook page Let’s Stamp!
It features a lighthouse and this is where my Sunset journey started! I saw a video by Tina Zinck on making sunsets, so off I went!
This was so fun and easy (Thanks Tina!!) That I didn’t stop there! But first let me tell you what I used to make this card!
Stamps: High Tide #143006 Inks: Cherry Cobbler #126966, Watermelon Wonder #138323, Night of Navy #126970, Perfect Plum #126963, So Saffron #126957, Crushed Curry #131173, Crumb Cake #126975, Early Espresso #126974, Chocolate Chip #126979, Whisper White #101731, Momento Black #132708, Versamark #102283 and Sahara Sand #126976 Paper: Cherry Cobbler #119685 – 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, Whisper White #100730 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ Misc: Project Life Corner Rounder #135346, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine #123125, 1″ circle punch #119868, Gold Embossing Powder #133457
Now, on to the next Sunset Card! This one uses the Lift Me Up Stamp set, but uses the same techniques as on my video.
I love how the Ocean/water came out on this one! This uses the same color palate as the card above. Here are the dimensions for the card stock, since everything else is the same:
Cherry Cobbler 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, Crushed Curry #131199 – 3 1/4″ X 4 3/4″, Cherry Cobbler- 3 1/8″ X 4 3/4″, Whisper White – 3″ X 4 3/4″ and 2″ X 1 1/2″ (for the sentiment).
I also used Dazzling Diamonds #133751, and Fine Tip Glue to make the Dazzling Diamonds stick #138309
What else can I make with this Sunset? I just HAD to make more!! So I pulled out my Trusty set of Lovely as a Tree!!! Love this set!
Again, I used the same colors, just used the Stamp set Sending Thoughts #142965 from the Occasions Catty 2017 and I also used the FREE with Sale-A-Bration ribbon Metallic Gold #143601!
Here are those dimensions:
Elegant Eggplant #105126 – 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, Whisper White 5 1/4″ X 4″
The Elegant Eggplant Ink # is 126969, Gold Embossing Powder #133457
And now for the Final Card, this is the one I made the video on!!
I had so much fun making this one!! Like I said at the Beginning, I LOVE sunsets, by this time you might just believe me! hahahaha
The supplies for this card are:
Stamps: Birthday Fiesta #141500, Thoughts and Prayers #127805, Here for You # 142164 Inks: Watermelon Wonder #138323, Night of Navy #126970, Crushed Curry #131173, Crumb Cake #126975, Early Espresso #126974, Chocolate Chip #126979, Momento Black #132708, Night of Navy #126970, Black Marker Paper: Night of Navy #100867 – 5 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ , Watermelon Wonder #138334 – 5 1/4″ X 4″, Whisper White #100730 5″ X 3 3/4″ Misc: Sponges #141337, Big Shot #143263, Up & Away thinlits #142748
If you love these colors together, make sure and stock up on Watermelon Wonder!! It’s one of the In Colors that is retiring this year 🙁 This is a GREAT color to make your sunsets with! The other reds are either too red, or too dark. It’s doable, but this one just makes it easy!
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Today I am showing you how I go about doing a Scrapbook Page by showing that you can make ANY size page depending what you like. I started off making a 6 X 6 page:
The red block is for putting your picture in. I LOVE handmade scrapbook pages! And the Stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called Christmas Magic is one of my FAVES! It’s so pretty and versatile! I made tags too with the sets I used for this page, check it out at the end of this post!
For the next part of the page I made an 8 1/2″ x 11″ page and placed the 6 x 6 on that one.
The White under the Santa and next to the snowman is where You put the picture on this part! I used the Santa from the Stamp set Cookie Cutter Christmas. This was so much fun to do! I stamped it on Vellum using Black ink and embossed it with clear. I then turned it over and colored the back, making sure I shadowed it. I put it on my Stampin’ Pierce Mat and with my embossing tool from the Simply Scored Scoring Tool upside down (embossed side down) and rubbed the embossing tool over all the white pieces. This raises the vellum and makes it white. REALLY WHITE! It is so much fun to do this technique and looks great on sails and other stamped images that need to be white and fluffy.
This is what it looks like before you turn it over.
Once you turn it over you can really see the white is white! I did NOT use ANY ink on the white parts, that is all because the vellum changes to white when you press on it with the embossing tool.
Now, here is the finished page on 12 x 12 :
I die cut the ‘Merry’ from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits. I also stamped the bells from the Christmas Magic stamp set and embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder, then using my blender pen colored in Smoky Slate to ‘look like’ silver. But first I stamped the Swirl from Star of Light and ‘hung’ my bells from that.
If you notice under the snowman, I have three bells on white bakers twine, this is so they won’t fall off (my daughter is going to frame this with her Christmas pictures on the wall), and I wanted to make sure that no matter what they wouldn’t fall off. I made the white twine go through the paper and I tied a knot in the back.
This page, in person, is so pretty!! Have you ever made something and are impressed with how much better it came out than you thought it would when you started?!! That’s how I feel, I hope you like it too!!
Now, here are the tags that I made to go along with this gift:
I love the simple yet elegant feel of these! Which is perfect for something that you will want to make a lot of! I used the Scallop Tag Topper for all of these, the middle one is just a little bit shorter than the other two.
Here is the details that you might want to know!
Christmas Magic #142119
Star of Light # 142110
Merriest Wishes # 142066
Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″, 4″ x 6″, 6″ x 6″, 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2, scrap for ‘merry’ and the bells and 2″ x 5″ for tags
Real Red 12″ x 12″, 3″ x 5 3/4″, 8 1/4″ x 10 3/4
Dapper Denim 2″ x 4 1/4″ for tag
White embossing powder #109132
Silver Embossing powder #109131
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch #133324
Classic Label punch #141491
Mini Jingle Bells #142002
Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334
3/8″ Ruched Ribbon – Dapper Denim #141424
3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon – Real Red #141693
Dazzling Diamonds #133751
Blender Pens #102845
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Christmas Greetings Thinlits #139659
So? That is what I am presenting for you on this blog hop! I hope you love them as much as I do! I would love to hear from you!!