Monday, October 16, 2017

Penguin-ing to look like a gift card holder!

Christmas is coming up fast!
I'm entering this card into two challenges:
Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 15 – Clever Gift Packaging and
Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday August/September 2017.
I must be a little rusty with my crafting skills; I made a few obvious mistakes with this one. But I like how it turned out overall. I used the gift card holder die from Lawn Fawn for the base, covered the bottom to keep it snowy, and blended Distress Oxide inks in Faded Jeans and Broken China for the sky. After removing the paper at the bottom, the snow background stamp from Lawn Fawn's "Snow Cool" was used with Colorbox White Pigment Ink and Recollections Pearl Embossing Powder in Snow, heated to set.

The penguins and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn's "Here We Go A-Waddling". I stamped them on white cardstock with Memento Dye Ink in Tuxedo Black. The colors used for the penguins were Spectrum Noir True Black, GY4, DR3. and LG5. After cutting them out, I glued them on and stamped the sentiment in Colorbox Pigment Ink in Archival Black. Because I didn't use my MISTI, I couldn't re-stamp when it didn't take well the first time. I still added Recollections Detail Embossing Power in Ebony and headed to set it. A little glue on the tabs and it's ready to go.

Before gluing up.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


I'm entering this card into two challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Summer Sunshine and
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday June 2017: Summer Icons.
After planning and executing a move across state, I am getting back into crafting! Unfortunately the first thing I packed and the last thing I unpacked was my papercrafting supplies, and life has also interfered with my crafting time.

I decided to keep this one clean and simple, and it was a test of several new supplies. This was my first test of the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads, for the center of the sun. I also tried out my Pixscan mat for the Silhouette Cameo 3. Neither turned out perfect but I think with a little more work they'll really shine (no pun intended!)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Jillibean Soup Birthday Mock Shaker Card

My original thought was to make the gumballs in the machine a little 3-D with pop dots and leave them loose, but they kept flipping over in the shaker. So this turned out to be a mock shaker card as I ended up gluing them down.

I'm entering this card into one challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make Your Own Background.

Jillibean Soup Clear Stamps Sweet Treat
Jillibean Soup Small Circle Die Cut Shaker Card
Jillibean Soup Small Circle Shaped Shaker

Other Materials
pop dots; white cardstock; embossing heat tool; Versamark ink pad; Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder in Red Geranium; Memento Dye Ink in Love Letter, Tangelo, Dandelion, Bamboo Leaves, Danube Blue, and Grape Jelly; masking paper or pen (having neither, I resorted to using Post-it notes); and a MISTI

Start with the Versamark and stamp the gumball machine and sentiment. Dust with embossing power and heat set. Mask the gumball machine with whichever method you choose, and use the various Memento Inks to stamp a gumball background. With the same inks, stamp some gumballs on white cardstock and fussy cut them out. Remove the masks from the gumball machine. Line up the gumballs with the opening in the front of the card and pop dot them to the back of the card. Add the shaker plastic and you're set!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

"Darn Amazing" Butterfly Stamp Card

I tried for colors as close to the given challenge colors as I could get, but I didn't quite make it. Clearly this means my crafting stash isn't big enough yet! ^_~  This particular card is full of shimmer and sparkles, but sadly those never photograph too well. The only exception to the shimmer or sparkle is the outer border of flowers, which is plain.

I'm entering this card into two challenges:
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 322
MFT Color Challenge 64.

Sizzix Framelits Die Set with Stamps Limitations by Tim Holtz
Avery Elle Clear Stamp Set: Simply Said
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive: 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles: 352854

Other Materials
pop dots; shimmer cardstock: black, gray, and light yellow; patterned paper with flowers; card: A7 ivory shimmer; Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen; Tsukineko Pearlescent Sky Blue - Brilliance Pigment Ink; Colorbox Archival Dye in Wicked Black; Sizzex Big Kick; Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) with Acid Free tape; embossing heat tool; cutting tool (I used my Silhouette but even an Exacto would work); and a MISTI

Cut the patterned paper to 5" by 7"; cut a rectangular hole in the middle half an inch from each side. You can use the inner rectangle to cut the banner strip of patterned paper. Cut the gray shimmer cardstock to 4" by 6", again with a rectangular hole in the center, leaving a thin border of shimmer gray. Cut some of the black shimmer cardstock to a 5" by 2" piece.

Stamp the butterfly with the blue ink and use the heat tool to dry. Die cut the butterfly. Stamp your choice of words on the banner strip of paper using the black ink, and trim the end to a fetching arrowhead. Swipe the banner strip with a sparkle pen.

Glue the patterned rectangle on your card first. Next glue the black rectangle, then the gray border. Add the banner strip to the top of these with pop dots, and use pop dots to adhere your butterfly. I seem to be addicted to using pop dots; I love the dimension they add to any piece!

Another angle in an attempt to show the shimmer!