Hello everyone! I was excited about all the new dies and embossing folders from Lifestyle Crafts / We R Memory Keepers. I immediately ordered a few of my favorites using my Studio Team credits. I played with the Mason Jar Die yesterday and wanted to share what I have discovered while playing: a faux watercolor look on Vellum! The Mason Jar was screaming to be cut with vellum! The technique is very simple: use your Copics or any other alcohol markers to color in the embossing window. Use as a template is one of my favorite features of this die! I was putting the colors on very liberally and was happy with the results! I traced the patterns with a 0.05 Copic multiliner to give them more definition. It was a nice surprise to find out that the “Be happy, it’s a decision.” sentiment from our Bowtiful Stamp Set fits nicely in the banners. Remember to bend your clear sentiment stamps if needed. I die […]
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Hello everyone! Happy Chinese New Year if you celebrate it! I was very excited to find out that Stamp It! Techniques Vol. 2 is now available in both print or digital format! I was lucky to get a copy of it a few days ago and enjoyed every page. I wanted to share one of my cards that was published in this issue. The challenge was to Create a Scene! I was immediately inspired to make a polaroid frame with a landscape scene. As in real life, the subjects that are closer to us will appear bigger in scale in a photo! Think all the possibilities with the stamps we already have! Go ahead and have some mix-n-match fun! I punched a square from white cardstock; Stamped the bottom with flowers and leaves and masked them to stamp the water and mountains. I also heat embossed a cloud in the corner. A little […]
Made for Silhouette Sketch Challenge. I drew the card base panel, the center window and the zigzag shape in Silhouette Studio. Silhouette shapes used: present, present tag (both are free shapes) I am very surprised how well the pattern on the small tag is cut – the smallest window is less than 1/16″! The present, dino, tag background piece, the cloud are all colored with copics: Y38, YG03, Y06, R22, BG0000; Patterned Paper: Sweet Sundress (Neapolitan – American Crafts); Stamps: dino and party hat (Party Posse – Paper Smooches), sentiment (Holiday Occasions, Everyday Occasions – Joy’s Life)
Phew… I really struggled with this card! I almost fainted when I saw myself keep adding stuff to it… Because I just need that many layers to cover the mistakes I made (sign…) As you can see in the photo, the ruffled paper is very pretty itself… I do not wish to cover it with the butterfly but it feels empty without it… Let’s just say that all the layers and textures of this Case Study Challenge inspired me… Using Play Date Cafe Color Palette and Freshly Made Sketch: Also enter for Paper Players Challenge: floral and Runway Inspired Challenge. Supplies: Stamps: Unity Stamps; Ribbon: May Arts; Ruffled Paper: Dear Lizzy Neapolitan; Flower dies: My Favorite Things; Spellbinders ovals; butterfly from thegildedbee.etsy Thank you for stopping by:) Happy pre-friday!
Happy New Year, Crafters! As a member of PS Club, I get this super cute set before Christmas:) First time breaking it out! Copics: BG15, YG13, Y13, R24, RV14, E00, R20, C1 Glossy Accents for the circles in the sentiment and the tiny noses:) They are shining! Stamps: (Party Posse, Word Salad) Paper Smooches. Entered for Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge: Inspired by the color scheme and to color the letters. Also for Wee Memories Challenge: “New”! I have had those gems for ages! Also enter for Simon Says Stamp and Show Something Old… Something New! Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting~
My, My, I think I just made my favorite card! :) Here shows the back:) It was my first try on the text background but it was too busy for the card. Polka dot from Tim Holtz. Card Base: 4-1/4” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4” Center piece: 2-1/2” x 3-1/2” (ATC size) Simple Steps: 1. Stamp Hero Arts “Envelope Pattern” on card base with “Tea Dye” 2. Stamp sentiment from My Mind’s Eye “Black Bird” stamp to create background with “Peeled Paint”; Clear Emboss 3. Ink the entire piece with “Rusty Hinge” and “Vintage Photo”; Highlight main sentiment with black pen. 4. Stamp the witch, zombie and spiders onto ATC; Paper piece the clothes; Color in; Add Stardust to belt and screws. 5. Ink the entire piece with “Rusty Hinge” and “Vintage Photo”; Stamp “You’re Invited”; Apply glassy accent to spiders 6. Add ribbon bits and adhere to card base. […]
Made with the sketch at CPS: http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2011/06/cps-222-part-1.html I was cleaning my craft room and found a pile of cheap stamps I got from Michael’s when I first started stamping about half a year ago (Well, it feels like ages though). The patterns are cute but I was unable to make a crisp impression from any of them. These stamps are much softer than photopolymer. Anyway, I found the trick: use very light pressure and the results can be acceptable. Here is the card I made: That scalloped border is so cute! I started my paper crafting by buying beautiful pattern papers for origami. I always like to fold. Then I found Tim Holtz, then distress inks, sizzix dies, other dies, then stamping and card making (Tim’s stamps, Hero Arts, PTI, Gina K, Lawn Fawn…). Just got into copics, oh my… When I am in my craft room, […]