[TT Video] Altering Diecuts to Make Paper Art Cards by Channin

on April 18, 2017

[TT Video] Altering Diecuts to Make Paper Art Cards by Channin

Hello all!! It’s Channin here and I have a new technique video to share!! I love paper art and papercutting and this love is what inspired this week’s technique. X-acto knives and scalpels are the typical tools of the trade but luckily for us in the stamping world we have many dies at our disposal making mimicking this amazing art very easy and quick to boot! This week I’m altering some of the gorgeous leaves cut with the Greenery Die set to make some dimensional paper art inspired cards.

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First, I created some marble patterned paper using the Layering Marble Stamp Set. There is a new Alignment Guide for this stamp set making positioning the layers a breeze! I used Waffle Flower’s Like a Pro! Dye Ink, Brilliance Starlite Black, and VersaFine Onyx Black inks to stamp my marble patterned paper. Next, I cut 4 pots using the Pots Die set out of the marble patterned paper. I then gathered 4 different shades of green cardstock and cut several leaves using the Greenery Die set. Next, I cut several thin strips using scissors from the green cardstocks to create stems for my potted plants.

Then I arranged all my elements (stems, pot, and leaves) and held everything in place with washi tape once I got the arrangement just the way I wanted. As I arranged, however, I would often alter the leaves by trimming them or folding them to add dimension. Next, using liquid glue with my precision tip glue bottle I applied glue to my arrangement and then adhered it my 5x7 kraft cardbase. Once, my plant had dried I removed the washi tape and then stamped a sentiment using the Bowtiful Stamp Set.


For this second card (my favorite), I followed the same steps as above but I cut thin strips of paper from light khaki paper to create strings to make a hanging potted plant. The sentiment for this card is from the Potted Stamp Set.

Here is my last card. This one showcases the largest leaf from the Greenery Die set. The sentiment is from the Balloon Messages Stamp Set.

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

~Channin

Products:

Layering Marble Stamp Set 

Like a Pro! Dye Ink 

Greenery Die 

Pots Die 

Bowtiful Stamp Set 

Potted Stamp Set 

Balloon Messages Stamp Set 

[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

 

[TT Video] Intricate Die Cutting & the Dryer Sheet Cheat by Channin

on April 11, 2017

[TT Video] Intricate Die Cutting & the Dryer Sheet Cheat by Channin

Hello everyone! It's Channin with new video for Technique Tuesday!!

Intricate die cuts are always so stunning and add great detail and interest to your card designs but the can be tricky to work with. This week I'm focusing on intricate dies and sharing some of my die cutting tips as well as showing you the awesome dryer sheet cheat. In addition I will demonstrate two different cards using the gorgeous Lacy Flower Dies and glitter paper! 

[TT Video] Intricate Die Cutting & the Dryer Sheet Cheat by Channin

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Let's start with this card the simpler of the two. First, I die cut 3 of the largest flowers from the Lacy Flower Die set out of glitter paper. I then ink blended 3 circular gradations on a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" panel of colored card stock. I chose an ink, Shaded Lilac Distressed Ink, that was similar in tone to the my colored card stock just a few shades darker. I then adhered the glitter flowers over each of the circular gradations using a liquid adhesive that I put into a Precision Tip Glue Applicator Quilling Tool. Next, I die my panel down to 5"x7" using the largest die from the Lacy Layers 5x7 Die set.

I then cut 4 "Magical", one out of glitter paper and 3 others from white card stock, using the Magical Word Die. I then adhered the together, one atop the other, with the glitter "Magical" on top. I then stamped "Have a" and "day" from the Little Mermaids Stamp Set in the same ink I blended with onto my panel. Lastly, I adhered my panel to my A7 card base and then adhered the stacked "Magical", some clear sequins, and added a white dot above the "i" in Magical using white Ranger Enamel Accents.

For this second card, I first started by ink blending 3 circular gradations on a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" panel of pink colored card stock. This time I used Picked Raspberry Distressed Ink. Next, I die cut out of my blended panel 3 of the largest flowers from the Lacy Flowers Die set, with the flower centered over each circle gradation. I then die cut 3 corresponding flower mats out of glitter card stock using the Lacy Flower Mats Die set. Next, I adhered my blended panel onto a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" panel of white cardstock and then adhered the glitter mats into the negative flower spaces.

I then adhered my lacy flowers directly on top of the glitter mats using my liquid adhesive inside the quilling glue applicator bottle. Next, I die cut my panel down to 5"x7" using the largest die from the Lacy Layers 5x7 Die set. I then created another stacked "Magical" and also stamped "Have a" and "day" from from the Little Mermaids Stamp Set on my panel. Lastly, I adhered my panel to my A7 card base and then adhered the stacked "Magical", some clear sequins, and added a white dot above the "i" in Magical using white Ranger Enamel Accents.

I hope you enjoyed!! Thanks for stopping by!

~Channin

 

Products:

Lacy Flowers Die

Lacy Flower Mats Die

Lacy Layers 5x7 Die

Little Mermaids Stamp Set

Magical Word Die

 

 

 

[In the Details] Hello Stampurr Card by Nichol Spohr

on April 07, 2017

[In the Details] Hello Stampurr Card by Nichol Spohr

Hello everyone! It's Nichol here!

Creating an effective background scene can be as simple as a single layer like this Hello Stampurr card I’m sharing today!

[Video] Hello Stampurr Card

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The images from Hello Stampurr were stamped on Bristol Smooth Yardstick and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers before being die cut with the coordinating Hello Stampurr dies. A background panel was die cut from another piece of Bristol Cardstock using the largest Patched Layers Die. The "top" of the panel was stenciled with a bricked design using Pumice Stone Distress Ink and then the top was masked off so the bottom or “floor” could be inked solid with the same color of ink! The two sections give the illusion of a room with only a bit of ink and a stencil! The Hello Stampurr images were adhered to complete the scene and embellished with black and white pens and Glossy Accents to make the designs really pop.

Products

Hello Stampurr Stamp Set

Hello Stampurr Matching Die

Patched Layers Die

[TT Video] Using Only One Layer from a Layering/Builder Stamp Set by Channin

on April 04, 2017

[TT Video] Using Only One Layer from a Layering/Builder Stamp Set by Channin

Hello everyone! Channin here with a new technique video to share with you all! This week I am showing you another approach you can take with your layering or builder stamp sets plus I will share some positioning tips for your alphabet stamps when you are creating your own sentiment. And you don’t want to miss the end where I share all 8 cards I created with these techniques!

[TT Video] Using Only One Layer from a Layering/Builder Stamp Set by Channin

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First, I arranged the letter stamps that I needed to create my sentiment in my MISTI. For these cards I used letters from the Cutaway Alpha Stamp Set and the Be My Guest Stamp Set

When I create my own sentiments, I always count my letters to find the approximate center point and I use an acetate grid (which I created myself) to help me get everything lined up just right. Also if my sentiment contains multiples of the same letter but I only have one I will use a “stand-in” letter that is similar in size to act as a place holder which I will eventually replace with the correct letter after I have stamped the first portion of my sentiment. So for example, I used an “R” to act as a place holder for the second “P” in “HAPPILY” and an “F” for an “E” in “AFTER”. After I had all the letters positioned correctly I removed the “R” and the “F” and then inked up the remaining letters and embossed them. Then after I heat set the embossing powder I arranged the second “P” and the missing “E” in the spaces I had left for them and then stamped and embossed them as well.

Once my sentiment was complete I arranged the first layer rose stamps, “B1” and “A1”, and the leaves from the Stitched Roses stamp set in the upper right corner of my card base. I then stamped and embossed them and then rotated my card 180 degrees and stamped and embossed them again but this time in the lower left corner of my card.

Lastly, I ink blended the outer edges of my card base with dye ink that was the same hue as my card stock but just a darker shade. Once I finished my ink blending, I folded a 7” x 9 7/8” rectangle of 110 lb white cardstock in half and adhered it inside my colored cardstock to add strength to my card.

Here’s a couple of other cards I made with Stitched Cacti Stamp Set. Just like my previous cards I also used the Cutaway Alpha and the Be My Guest Stamp Sets to create my sentiment. I also only used only the first layer stamp to create the cacti, however, I decided to do gradation stamping instead of the embosssing I did with the roses.

I hope you enjoyed and I have inspired you to look at your layering/builder stamp sets a little differently! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

 

~Channin

 

PRODUCTS:

Cutaway Alpha Stamp Set

Be My Guest Stamp Set

Stitched Roses Stamp Set 

Stitched Cacti Stamp Set 

[In the Details] Colorful Spring Scene by Nichol Spohr

on March 31, 2017

[In the Details] Colorful Spring Scene by Nichol Spohr

Hello! It's Nichol here with a new video for our In the Details series!

This week I created a spring-themed card with images from the Welcome Spring Stamp Set. I also made a simple frame using the Stitched Layers Die and the Chunky Grass Die. Waffle Flower's spring themed stamps and coordinating dies really make creating a spring scene so easy!

[In the Details] Colorful Spring Scene by Nichol Spohr

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The images were all Copic colored and accented with white and/or black glaze pens. The background, border, and frame were all inked with Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron Distress Inks to perfectly coordinate with the colored images. I also used Glossy Accents to add the perfect finishing touch to the hearts and the noses on the sheep and chick.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Nichol

PRODUCTS:

Welcome Spring Stamp Set

Welcome Spring Die

Stitched Layers Die

Chunky Grass Die

[Video] Interactive - Magical Flower Window Slider Card by Katie Gehring

on March 30, 2017

[Video] Interactive - Magical Flower Window Slider Card by Katie Gehring

Friends, Katie Gehring here.

I have a video to share with you today showing you how I created a Magical Window Slider Card using the Lacy Layers die, the Magical Flower Border die, the and the Monochrome Stamp Set.

These magical slider cards definitely require a bit of paper engineering, but they add a really amazing interactive element to your cards.

I kept things simple by stamping and adhering die cuts to the clear layer so that the decorative scene would remain the same and only the background would change as the slider tab moves up and down. The colorful background was created by watercoloring with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set. I just adore the bright vivid colors that you can create with this set.

 

 I hope you’ll take a peek at my video today to see how I created the slider element and how the card came together.

[Video] Interactive - Magical Flower Window Slider Card by Katie Gehring

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Thanks so much for sliding by! Have a wonderful day!

~Katie

PRODUCTS:

Lacy Layers Die 

Monochrome stamp set

Magical Flower Border die

[TT Video] Shadowing and White Gel Pen Accents by Channin

on March 28, 2017

[TT Video] Shadowing and White Gel Pen Accents by Channin

Hello everyone! It’s Channin here with a new video for Technique Tuesday!! This week I’m demonstrating a different approach you might take for enhancing your more solid stamped images, I’m calling it “Shadowing and White Gel Pen Accents by Channin.

With these two simple techniques you can add a lot of depth and interest to your more solid (less negative space) images.

[TT Video] Shadowing and White Gel Pen Accents by Channin

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First, I stamped all my images and sentiment from the Enveloper Birthday Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black (an alcohol-marker friendly ink) on a kraft 5x7 panel cut using the largest die from the Lacy Layers 5x7 Die set. I then chose a light and a medium alcohol marker in similar color family as my kraft paper. Starting with my medium shade I colored around all the images as well as the inside of the kitty and the girl’s face. After I colored all the images with my medium shade I moved onto my lighter marker and colored adjacent to where I colored previously

After I finished my coloring with my lighter shade I moved onto adding white gel pen accents. First I colored all the negative spaces inside the images except for the body of the kitty and girl’s face. Next, I add a few more details and colored inside some of the solid black areas. Once all my gel pen accents were completed I adhered my panel onto an A7 card base (10x7 cardstock folded in half to create a 5x7 card) made from kraft paper.

I created two other cards with this technique and the Enveloper Birthday Stamp Set. I just used different colored card stock and different alcohol markers.

Here’s yet one more example of this technique but this time with a different stamp set, the Bowitiful Stamp Set. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

~Channin

Supplies:

Lacy Layers 5x7 Die  

Enveloper Birthday Stamp Set 

Bowtiful Stamp Set 

[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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