[Technique] Stamping Chevrons by Channin

on August 21, 2017

[Technique] Stamping Chevrons by Channin

Hello everyone, it’s Channin here with a new technique video! This week I’m making chevrons with the new Plaid Play Stamp Set. In the video I demonstrate my method for stamping chevrons and I also show you how to create 3 different chevron designs with simple modifications to the same technique!

[Technique] Stamping Chevrons by Channin

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First I cut an A2 panel in half vertically to create (2) 5.5” by 2.125” panels. I then positioned the largest solid stripe stamp from the Plaid Play Stamp Set in my MISTI at an angle with the help of the smaller triangle from the Creative Corners set. I then stamped a series of stripes in My Pleasure, Happy Go Lucky, Oh Happy Day, New Fish in Pond, and Peace of Mind till the half was completely covered. I then stamped the other half of the panel in the same process except with the strip flipped.

I then glued the halves onto an A2 panel, trimmed it down and adhered it to an A2 top-folding card base. Next, I diecut a circle out of vellum using the Flower Circles Die set. I then stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment and hearts from the Big Day Stamp Set. Lastly I added small strips of foam tape to the backside of the vellum, behind the sentiment and hearts and then adhered it to the center of the card.

For this card I followed the same steps as before to create the chevron stripes except this time I used a smaller solid stripe stamp from the Plaid Play Stamp Set and I some used different Waffle Flower Inks (Daydreaming, New Fish in Pond, Chirp Chirp, You Said What, Oh Happy Day, My Pleasure, Safe Choice, & Happy Go Lucky). I then cut the halves in half again vertically and then adhered them to an A2 panel.

I then trimmed the panel and adhered it to an A2 top-folding card base. I then diecut “good luck” out of white cardstock and craft foam using the Good Luck Word Die. I then trimmed off the luck portion with scissors and adhered the cardstock “good” and the craft foam “good” together. Next, I stamped and white heat embossed the rest of the sentiment using the Happy Day Stamp Set onto a strip of black cardstock. Lastly, I adhered all the portions of the sentiment onto the card front.

I also followed the same steps as before to create the chevron stripes as in card 1 except this time I didn’t cover the entire half. I also used a smaller stripe stamp and Peace of Mind, New Fish in Pond, You Said What, and Oh Happy Day inks.

I then adhered the halves to an A2 panel, trimmed the panel, and then adhered the panel onto an A2 top-fold card base. Lastly I created a sentiment in the same manner as I did for card 2 and I adhered it to the card front.

I hope you enjoyed. Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

271119 Plaid Play Stamp Set (chevron) 

271115 Big Day Stamp Set (sentiment, card 1) 

271105 Happy Day Stamp Set (sentiment, cards 2 & 3) 

310015 Flower Circles Die Set (vellum) 

310146 Good Luck Word Die (sentiment "good", cards 2 & 3) 

120001 Ink - Dye - Chirp Chirp (green) 

120002 Ink - Dye - You Said What (yellow) 

120004 Ink - Dye - Oh Happy Day (orange) 

120005 Ink - Dye - New Fish in Pond (aqua) 

120006 Ink - Dye - Daydreaming (blue) 

120008 Ink - Dye - Safe Choice (pink) 

120010 Ink - Dye - Happy Go Lucky (purple) 

120011 Ink - Dye - Peace of Mind (dark aqua) 

120012 Ink - Dye - My Pleasure (red) 

[In the Details] Tea for Two Trifold Card by Nichol Spohr

on July 28, 2017

[In the Details] Tea for Two Trifold Card by Nichol Spohr

Hello there! Nichol here today with a trifold card featuring the new Tea For Two Stamp Set and coordinating dies. This adorable new set designed by Big Bear and Bird for Waffle Flower coordinates wonderfully with the previously released Happy Day Stamp Set. Multiple images from each stamp set were used to fill a trifold design card.

[In the Details] Tea for Two Trifold Card by Nichol Spohr

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The card base was created from a 5 1/2” x 12” piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock and inked with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. A border was die cut from another 12” long piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock using a new Scenery Die. The border was inked with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Both pieces were spritzed with water from a Distress Sprayer and blotted dry with a paper towel. The panels were scored 4” from each end to make the trifold design.

Images from the Tea For Two and Happy Day Stamp Sets were stamped on smooth white cardstock using black ink and colored in with Copic Markers before being die cut with the coordinating dies. The die cut images were adhered to the card as shown to build the extended scene. Greetings and thought bubbles from the Congrats Stamp Set were stamped on the panels to finish the design.

Thanks for stopping by!

Nichol

 

PRODUCTS:

271121 Tea for Two Stamp Set (images) 

310151 Tea for Two Matching Die (images) 

271105 Happy Day Stamp Set (images) 

310130 Happy Day Matching Die (images) 

271035 Congrats Stamp Set (sentiment) 

310160 Scenery Die (grass) 

[TT Video] Pom-Pom Accents by Channin

on June 13, 2017
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[TT Video] Pom-Pom Accents by Channin

Hello everyone! It’s Channin here and I’m so excited to be with you all for another Technique Tuesday! This week I’m focusing on CAS cards with 3-D accents, pom-poms accents to be precise. Pom-poms are a very popular trend in clothing right now and it seems I can’t get enough because I couldn’t resist putting some on my cards! Today I’m making 4 different cards showing just a few ideas for incorporating pom-poms into your cards.

[TT Video] Pom-Pom Accents by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

Card 1

For my first card I stamped 3 different dogs and 3 party hats from the Pawsome Stamp Set on 110lb white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black, an alcohol marker friendly ink. I then colored all the images in with my alcohol markers and then diecut them with the Pawsome Matching Dies. Next, I adhered the party hats onto the dogs with liquid adhesive. I then strung some 10mm pom-poms on some black and white twine using a needle to create a garland. Next, using an x-acto knife I cut small slits in the mouths of each one of the dogs and then fed some of the garland in. Then I stamped my sentiment onto my A2 white, top-folding card base and then adhered the dogs, holding the garland, down with foam tape. Lastly, I glued some 5mm pom-poms onto the tops of all the party hats.

Card 2

This second card is a bit simpler. First, I stamped 3 corgis from the Pawsome Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black on white 110lb cardstock. I then colored all the images in with my alcohol markers and then diecut them out with the matching dies. Next, I stamped a sentiment from Happy Day Stamp Set on an A2 white, top-folding card base. I then adhered the corgis down with foam tape and then drew curved dotted lines behind and in front of each corgi with a pencil and then a permanent marker. Lastly, I erased my pencil marks and then adhered 3 green 5mm pom-poms in front of each corgi.

Card 3

For card three I stamped the Shiba Inu dog from the Pawsome Stamp Set and a party hat on 110lb white cardstock. I then colored the images in with my alcohol markers and then diecut them with the matching dies. Next, I adhered the party had onto the Shiba Inu’s and then set it aside to dry. I then diecut 5 photo frames out of 110lb white cardstock using the medium frame from the InstaLove Die set. I then adhered all the frames together using liquid adhesive so that the frame was very thick. Next, on one of the left over inserts from the Instalove frames, I colored a rainbow background of circles to resemble the 5mm pom-poms. I then trimmed the dog down to fit into the frame and adhered her with some doubled up foam tape and some glossy accents. I then adhered 5mm pom-poms behind and in front the Shiba Inu to make it appear as though she is partially buried in a ball pit. I then set the frame insert aside to dry and then stamped my sentiment at the bottom of an A2 top-folding white card base. Once the insert was dry I popped it into the photo frame and adhered both onto my card front.

Card 4

This last card is the simplest. First, I stamped a cat from the Hello Stampurr Stamp Set on 110lb white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black. I then colored the image in with alcohol markers and diecut it out with the Hello Stampurr Matching Dies. I then stamped a sentiment from the Flora Cat Meow Stamp Set on an A2 top-folding white card base. Lastly, I adhered the cat down with foam tape and then added a glitter 10mm pom-pom in its paws with glossy accents.

I hope you enjoyed and I’ll see you next Tuesday with a new technique!

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

Stamps:

Pawsome Stamp Set

Happy Day Stamp Set

Hello Stampurr Stamp Set

Flora Cat Meow Stamp Set

Dies:

Pawsome Matching Die

Hello Stampurr Matching Die

InstaLove Die

[TT Video] Faux Laser Cut Panel Technique by Channin

on June 06, 2017

[TT Video] Faux Laser Cut Panel Technique by Channin

Hello everyone and welcome to another Technique Tuesday! It’s Channin here and this week I’m demonstrating how to create the look of a laser cut panel but using coordinating stamps and dies. I had a lot of fun with this technique and made 5 cards! Please check out my video below to see them all and to get all the details.

[TT Video] Faux Laser Cut Panel Technique by Channin

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Card Set 1

For my first set of cards, I first diecut several flowers and butterflies using the Pretty Wings Matching Die set from 110lb white cardstock. Then using the negative space in the scraps to position the diecuts, I stamped the flowers and butterflies using 3 shades (light, medium, and dark) of blue for the various layers in the Pretty Wings Stamp Set.

Next, I constructed my cardbase by trimming a sheet of colored (pink) cardstock to 4.25 x 11 and a sheet of 110lb white cardstock to 4.25 x 10.875. I then folded each in half and adhered the colored sheet over the white using adhesive tape. I do this because my colored cardstock is only 65lb weight and is rather flimsy without the additional white cardstock layer.

I then stamped the second part of my sentiment, “A GOOD DAY”, from the Happy Day Stamp Set using Versafine Onyx Black ink in the lower right side of the card but with the card opening from left to right because I will eventually turn this card into a trifold card. Next, I constructed my faux cover plate layer by postponing my diecut flowers and butterflies within a 4.25 x 5.5 space and adhering where the overlap with liquid adhesive. I used a sheet of acetate over my actual card and used my card base as a guide which also helped me to position the diecuts precisely over the sentiment so you wouldn’t be able to see it through the front panel. Also when positioning my diecuts, I made sure to make some of the diecuts overhang on one of the 4.25” sides. Once the diecuts were adhered and the panel dry, I folded over the overhanging portions and adhered them onto the backside of my card to create hinges.

After my faux cover panel was adhered to my cardbase and dry, I stamped “TO BE HAPPY” on the inside of my card in Versafine Onyx Black and then stamped and white embossed “TODAY IS” on a strip of black cardstock, adhered it to some black craft foam and then adhered it to the card front.

 

Card Set 2

For my second set of cards, I first diecut several of the smaller butterfly from the Pretty Butterflies Die set and several of the flowers from the Lacy Panel Die set out of 110lb white cardstock.

Next, I colored the diecuts using alcohol markers. I then created my cardbase by trimming a sheet of colored (yellow) cardstock to 4.25 x 11 and a sheet of 110lb white cardstock to 4.25 x 10.875. I then folded each in half and adhered the colored sheet over the white using adhesive tape. Again I only do this to add strength to my colored cardstock.

Next, stamped stamped “A GOOD DAY”, from the Happy Day Stamp Set using Versafine Onyx Black ink in the lower right side of the card but with the card opening from left to right. I then constructed my faux cover plate layer by postponing my diecut flowers and butterflies within a 4.25 x 5.5 space using my actual cardbase as a guide with a sheet of acetate over it to protect it from the liquid adhesive. And again I made sure to make some of the diecuts overhang on one of the 4.25” sides which I folded over and adhered onto the backside of the card to create hinges. Lastly, I stamped “TO BE HAPPY” on the inside of my card in Versafine Onyx Black and then stamped and white embossed “TODAY IS” on a strip of black cardstock, adhered it to some black craft foam and then adhered it to the card front directly over the second portion of the sentiment to hide it from the front.

I hope you enjoyed! Thanks so much for joining me today and I’ll see you next week!

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

Stamps:

Pretty Wings Stamp Set

Happy Day Stamp Set

Dies:

Pretty Wings Matching Die

Pretty Butterflies Die

Lacy Panel Die

Ink:

Daydreaming Dye Ink

[In the Details] Circle Framed Happy Day Card by Nichol Spohr

on April 14, 2017

[In the Details] Circle Framed Happy Day Card by Nichol Spohr

Hello everyone! It's Nichol here!

Framing up images is one of my favorite ways to create a scene. It’s fun to mix it up a bit with the Flower Circles Inverted Die.

[Video] Circle Famed Happy Day Card

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Placing some of the Happy Day elements inside the frame and some around the outside of the frame give the card a cohesive look. Distress Inks were added to the panel and background to perfectly match the Copic colored Happy Day images. I popped up the die cut frames with a bit of foam adhesive to give a bit of dimension to the scene. A greeting was stamped on the bottom edge of the panel before applying the Distress Inks over the background. The remaining Happy Day greeting was stamped inside the card. Simple details were added to the stamped images with white, black, and stardust glitter pens and a bit of Glossy Accents.

Products

Flower Circle Inverted Die

Happy Day Stamp Set

Happy Day Matching Die

 

[Video] Make a Happy Day Slider Card with Laura Bassen

on March 27, 2017

[Video] Make a Happy Day Slider Card with Laura Bassen

Hello everyone! It's Laura here!

I used the Happy Day stamp set & coordinating dies to create a fun & interactive, slider card.

 

[Video] Make a Happy Day Slider Card with Laura Bassen

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[WIW Video] Happy Day and Simple Copic Coloring by Debby Hughes

on March 22, 2017

[WIW Video] Happy Day and Simple Copic Coloring by Debby Hughes

Hello! It's Debby here for this week's Watch It Wednesday.

[WIW Video] Happy Day and Simple Copic Coloring by Debby Hughes

Watch below or on YouTube channel.

I adore the bear from the Big Bear & Bird designs and so from the new Spring release I automatically reached for the Happy Day set first. Is there anything more adorable than a big bear on a bike!

I stamped a bunch of the images from the Happy Day set in black ink on Neenah Solar white card and copic coloured them before die cutting with their matching dies.

With the colouring complete I laid out the images and realised I wanted to make a long landscape card for my Spring scene. I cut a rectangle of white card and softly blended in pink, peach and light blue inks, which I then splattered with a solution of Perfect Pearls.

Laying out the images again on the ink blended background I realised I didn't have a lot of room for a sentiment so found a skinny 'congratulations' sentiment in the Popping In set which would work perfectly. I stamped the sentiment in clear embossing ink and then trimmed to a skinny strip.

 

I added all the elements with foam adhesive and then mounted the panel on a white top folding card base and added a few clear sequins to finish.

Thanks for calling by and I'll see you next time.

-Debby

SUPPLIES:

Stamps - Happy Day, Popping In

Dies - Happy Day