I sponged the edges of the base card, the polka dot paper, and the sentiment panel. The double-stitched die I used comes from Gina Marie Designs.
And now, it's off to find an old sweater to get comfortable in...
There's something about this card that is comfortable like an old sweater. The sentiment comes from The Project Bin's "New Leaf" set, and is embellished with some really pretty Stickles.
I sponged the edges of the base card, the polka dot paper, and the sentiment panel. The double-stitched die I used comes from Gina Marie Designs.
And now, it's off to find an old sweater to get comfortable in...
I do not actually drink coffee, which for someone from the Land of Starbucks, kind of makes me a heretic! However, being a non-coffee drinker doesn't keep me from making a cool card featuring coffee!
The images and sentiments used on the card are from Skipping Stones Designs' Coffee #2. I used three of the coffee cup images to make this simple pop-up card. I used Copic markers to color all three of the coffee cup images and also to add dimension to the large flower images. Each of the smallest flower images also has Spectrum Noir clear sparkle on them.
The pop-up mechanism is simply a piece of cardstock slightly smaller than the width of the things I wanted to move when the card is open. Mine needed to be 1" wide. I made it 5" tall because the images are fairly tall.. To make the mechanism, fold your piece of cardstock in half and then in half again. The end pieces get attached equally to the area just above and below the card's crease. The mechanism should lay flat against both the top and bottom of the card. Attach the pop-ups to the quarter let free on the bottom of the card's crease and you're done. (The is actually really simple but sounds from my description!)
I provided a little "counter for the cups to sit on and the message would go beneath it.
Cheers to hot tea . . . the rest of you can have the coffee!
Welcome, or should I say Velkommen, to Club Scrap's "Scandinavia" blog hop! If you've been following the hop order since the beginning, you've arrived here from Wendy's blog. If at anytime you wish to restart the hop or check the order, all you have to do it head back to Club Scrap for the full hop list.
My first card today relies heavily on the luscious papers from the kit. I cut a section from one of the printed papers that is gray on white. I added a contrasting paper behind it. Then, I fussy cut the matching flower from another printed papers and embellished it with Glossy Accents and black/brown Souffle pen. After tying on a smidge oftwine, I attached it over the gray flower.
For me, the best part of this card is the incongruous nature of the images and the sentiment, which I plan to use a lot in the future!
It is hard to tell from the picture below that the owl is holding the sentiment strip in his beak. I added Glossy Accents to his eyes and beak. I just cannot get enough of the printed paper!
My last card for the hop is an anniversary card featuring two of the owls. The girl owl (red) is on an action wobbler, so she really shakes her tail feathers when you touch her! The male owl (brown-black) is actually a picture of my first husband - never wated to go out and do things, was wise on old car repair, baseball, and classical vocal music . . .all things I was not. (Seriously, age matters when you're in your early 20's. We couldn't have been farther apart with him being in his early 30's.) In other words the two are a typical couple!
(Said in your best flight attendant) This concludes our glance at three cards featuring the "Scandinavia" kit. You will see more of this kit at the team challenge posting,where I'll be sharing a project and several more cards!
Next up on the bunny trail is Lisa at Rockin Paper and Scissors and Glue.
Thanks for dropping by, and I hope to see you again soon!
There are simply not enough Fall stamps for my collection. This sentiment, from The Project Bin's "New Leaf," is one of my favorites.
I paired the sentiment with some homey paper from Simple Stories and a couple of wooden leaves from my stash I colored with Copic markers.
We're expecting some serious wind and rain this week, so the leaves will be gone from the trees, which makes me a bit sad. But with rain comes guilt-free crafting time!
HOW EXCITING IS THIS?
Skipping Stones Designs has a new crew of designers and we are ready to shake, rattle, and roll! Today's blog hop order is shown below. If you reached me from Steph's blog, you're in the correct order. But If you are feeling all renegade, jump instead of hop!
I used one of the beautiful floral images from the "I'd Pick You" set. I whipped out a couple of Distress Oxide pads and Copic markers to make this simple card.
I created the background for the card using the drip-and-dip method - yeah, I just made that up! - and used my old art air tool to add a smattering of splatterings. (Am I on a roll or what!)
After coloring the floral image, I fussy cut it out, mounted it on a tag, and added a sentiment. Bazinga!
Next on the hop is Jessie. I hope you have enjoyed your stay and will come back soon!
A cute treat bag topper featuring an image from Bugaboo Stamps. I like working with digital images because I get to decide on the size of the image.
This topper is 4" x 4", I colored the broom and pumpkins separately and the entire image with Copic markers. I fussy cut the broom and pumpkins and used mounting tape to pop them off the base. I finished it off with some ribbon from my stash.
Bring on the candy!
The sentiment for this sweet floral card comes from The Project Bin's "Born Yesterday" set. I thought the floral paper worked well with the old-fashioned cursive writing. As luck would have it, I picked up the bird embellishment for a song - see what I did there? - from the clearance section at Mike's. I am still working on using thread as an embellishment. Maybe next time...
Annnd, I couldn't wait for the sentiment to dry, and of course, I screwed it up. I added small gold dots on it and the floral cardstock as camouflage! Whatever works, right?
Emily Bronte sure had it right. So many beautiful trees to savor; leaves twirling toward the ground. Sigh. (And that's a good sigh!)
The sentiment on this card comes from The Project Bin's "Autumn Calling" set, which I can't get enough of. There's the card base, then decorative paper, and then a dry-embossed Fall scene. Could that sentiment have been any more perfect for the scene??
This little birthday card uses a sentiment from The Project BIn's "Born Yesterday" set. I know a few people who resemble that sentiment . . . I wish I was one of them!
Love that plaid paper with the other patterned paper and the sweet heart pin is super cute!
Blog hoppin' today? If so, you probably came from Wendy's blog. If not, and you want to know the hop order, Karen has the list over at Club Scrap!
I decided to go with gift packaging for this month's hop. I'd like to say I love what I made, but my mojo took the week off.
This box-in-a-card (as opposed to a card-in-a-box) was made following these instructions from Kay Williamson at Club Scrap. I ended up having to jigger the opening for the gift box a little at a time until it fit snugly without the box warping the card.
I stamped the peach in the background of the actual card and added some peaches I cut out from one of the pieces of decorative cardstock.
This card/box tutorial was shared on Beccy's blog. I like easel cards and making this one was really simple. This is definitely a gift for someone you'll be seeing because mailing it will cost a fortune!
These were quick to put together. The pumpkin is designed to hold a Ferrero Rocher candy (or other candy that's round) in the middle. The gift card holder isn't anything you haven't already seen, but I like the "button" closure.
That's it for me. You're only a couple of keystrokes away from Lisa's blog, where there's more tasty stuff from "Orchard!"
See ya soon!
Blog hoppin' today? If so, you probably came from Wendy's blog. If not, and you want to know the hop order, Karen has the list over on Club Scrap!
This month, the team was challenged to watercolor using whatever mediums worked for you. I used materials from the "Orchard" kit, as well as Memento Luxe hybrid inks, Inktense watercolor pencils, and Prismacolor pencils. The one thing I DIDN'T use was watercolor paper because it was nowhere to be found! (The results were certainly acceptable for someone who only sort of knows what she's doing! Watercolor paper would definitely work better, though!)
This card above was done using Prismacolor colored pencils. I know what you're thInking - Kelly, this isn't watercoloring. I get it; but hear me out. It is possible to emulate watercoloring with pencils and markers. (My friend, Sandy Allnock, who is a watercoloring genius, has demonstrated how it is possible to make Copic markers look like watercoloring, bowling over Tim Holtz who said it couldn't be done!)
I slowly built up the pencil color, but you can still see some of the stroke lines, especially in the cherries. I also had some trouble managing the color where I placed the light source; only the peach really worked.
More practice required!
This card was done using Inktense watercolor pencils. Again, I slowly built up the color, which helped some with the shading. I also had some trouble managing the color in the area I selected the light source..
This was my first time using Inktense pencils. One of the most difficult parts of using them was figuring out what color a specific pencil would yield. I probably need to create a chart and watch a few YouTube videos before I try them again!
I used the Memento Luxe ink pads on this one. I created a palette by smooshing the ink onto a piece of acetate. I really like the apple on this card. I wasn't able to blend a good peach color, and I blurbeled on the cut apple.
This was my least successful medium. I know the Distress Oxdes would be stellar, but I'm not sure how many of the colors now available would work with this fruit.
This was a fun challenge. Give it a go!
That's it for me AND for this hop. If you've been inspired to make something gorgeous from the "Orchard" kit, you're only a couple of keystrokes away!
See ya soon!
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Let me think . . . is there anything about Fall that I don't like? Hmm. Nope, not one thing!
This card features one of the images from Club Scrap's latest kit, "Orchard." I used Copics to color in all the beautful fruit and added lots of distressing with the speckle stamp that is part of the kit. I used some gold Wink of Stella on the outside frame and also dribbled some onto the image itself.
This card is being entered into The Heart Desires color challenge!
Ahhh, Fall, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways!
Yum. It's Fall and I love it! This cute little card uses elements from Club Scrap's latest kit, "Orchard." The main image is from one of the cut-apart sheets and is incredibly beautiful. I added green sequins with a red-orange rhinestone in the center.
I'm entering this card into Stamp, Ink, Paper's Fall challenge.
Going to the Fair this weekend and a double caramel apple with chopped peanuts is my first stop!
Seriously . . . yum!
This chant may be followed by a 50-something, menosausal, woman dancing naked in the moonlight. I'm willing to sacrifice for all of you so that we might embrace Autumn once again. But no flash photography. Oh, who am I kidding? No photography of any kind. Let's not spoil Autumn, right?
So, this is from one of my favorite sets from The Project Bin, "Autumn's Calling". I used glittery embossing powder that didn't quite live up to it's potential, but the idea is a good one. I die cut the two leaf shapes and love how ornate they are.
Surely Autumn will show up soon!
Howdy! If you've been hopping along with the Club Scrap blog hop, you're here from Wendy's blog. If you started somewhere else or came straight here and want to know the hop list, check out Karen's post.
As usual, I ended up with a collection of cards that are kind of all over the place. Since that is so much like me personally, I shouldn't be surprised, right?!
For the card above, I made the background paper using Distress Oxides. I spritzed a good amount of gold Tattered Angels glimmer mist on the paper and when dry, added the panel to a card base. Next, I secured the dark teal paper to the front of the card after adding several layers of gold thread around it. I mounted the cut-apart to the card with mounting tape and rounded the corners.
For this card, I layered a band of seaweed from one of the papers in the kit to the bottom portion of the card, which had been covered with the dark, mysterious-bottom-of-the-ocean paper. I mounted the sentiment on some silver paper from my stash and then added Glossy Accents to the bubbles on the dark paper. Love the moody look!
This card is what got me thinking about the wall hanging I did for the Artist Challenge. The card base has a layer of the dark green on it and then a layer of the mermaid paper also from the kit. I Glossy Accented the mermaid tail, stamped and mounted the sentiment and rounded the corners. For a little more fun, I added some droplets around the tail to look like air bubbles.
And then I completely moved away from the mermaid/water theme and make a birthday card using some of the cut-aparts and a few buttons from my stash. I mounted the sentiment onto the dark green cardstock from the kit and added the "tatting" border around it.
Can you tell I added white gel pen dots to some of the buttons? They're my favorite part!
As auntie to five nieces, I need lots of graduation cards and this sentiment is perfct for that! I started this card with the dark teal panel on the cardbase. I stamped the bubbles in Versamark ink for the tone-on-tone look. Next, I created the small panel that has a sandy neutral base and the scale print on top. I stamped the sentiment on the same sandy neutral cardstock and added it to light blue and dark teal cardstock. I finished the sentiment panel with some of the dark teal/gold stickers from the kit and then mounted it to the center of the card with mounting tape.
More of this incredible paper that reminds me of Japanese woodblock illustration! Again, I cut out some of the seaweed and popped it up with mounting tape. I die cut a circle out of the corner of the main panel, then cut out a slightly smaller circle that I stamped and embellished with small rhinestones from my stash before adding it back to the card.
Now THIS card, THIS card required a lot of thinking for me since I am self-diagnosed "spatially-impaired." I added gold gel pen around the bottoms of the scales to give them a little more definition and then cut some of them so they would come up off the card by wrapping them around a pen for a few seconds.. I attached the panel of the scales to the cardbase and inserted the stamped sentiment underneather a couple of scales for interest.
This Z-fold card is going to get remade once I get my hands on another sheet of paper I made the waves from. I created the card base and added some dark brown from my stash to the outer panel and a panel of brown with the bubbles cardstock from the kit atop it. I used the same brown cardstock to create the skinny panel that the waves are glued to. I didn't think the fold would work if I stretched the waves across the whole thing, so I made small sections that ended just before each crease in the z-fold. It looks crappy.
But I love the rest of it! I fussy cut some of the mermaid tails from the cut-aparts and snugged them into the waves. I also used one of the cut-apart sentiments and stamped a few starfish to go around the sentiment in the back. I'll update the photo when I get the change made.
I'm still learning how to use the Distress Oxide inks and often just make a muddled mess, but this one turned out nicely. I used a die to make the white frame and the rest is pretty self-explanatory. (I colored some pastel-colored pearls with one of my Copics to get them the color I wanted. And while I had the Copics out, I filled in the space where my nail polish had grown out. Worked pretty well. in case you need a quick nail fix!)
i really like stamp sets that have images I can use to make my own paper; this starfish really worked great! I used some gold thread from my stash behind the sentiment and added Glossy Accents randomly on the background.
I picked up some glitter paper at the Dollar Tree and discovered it is sticky-backed. I cut a hole in it and slapped it onto my cardbase. All that was left at that point was to stamp the sentiment in the center, stamp and fussy cut some starfish and mount them around the opening. Sometimes ya just need some flash, ya know?.
This is one of my favorites from this collection. I used a die to cut a shape into the upper corner. I added in a panel of the dark teal print on the right side of the open card, then I trimmed out one of the mermaids from the cut-aparts and attached it to the corner. I spritzed some sandy ink onto the card front and threw in some gold thread for interest behind the sentiment.
OK, this is a cool card that folds flat for mailing and will stand up on its own out of the envelope, but I want you to watch the video and follow the directions, which I did not do. Because I am from Mars instead of Venus and therefore don't read directions. Pfffft! I don't need no stinkin' directions! (And that planetary reference is based on the book Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, a self-help book from the early '90's.)
I wanted to make the card 5" x 7" instead of the A2 card the directions are for and didn't quite get the math right; consequently, my card leans just a little. Anyway, I used my favorite cardstock from the kit behind the main image, Glossy Accented the mermaid tail, mounted the sentiment with a gold bauble from my stash, and added in pieces of seaweed in front of the tail to add dimension. There's a large area on the back of the card to write in.
But seriously, watch the video!
That's it for me today. Your next stop is Lisa! Thanks for coming by and I hope you'll visit again soon!
This card features a cat made from The Project Bin's "Feline Good." The set comes with two dies, and man, did I put one of them to the test! I ran the die through my Big Shot with a piece of corrugted cardboard, and it came out beautifully!
I added black cardstock cat shapes to the front and back of the corrugated cardboard shape I made and used a marker to color the edges of the inside piece.
Here, kitty, kitty!
I spent an incredible amount of time fussy cutting to get the pieces I wanted onto the book-board "canvas" I created. I used a modified version of this tutorial to help me with box basics.
First, I covered the outer edges with the scale paper from the kit and then glued the section of paper I wanted as the background onto the front panel.
I attached the two mermaid tails I'd fussy cut and then covered them with a Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen. (Sadly, I couldn't get a photo that really shows the beautiful shimmer the tails have.)
Next, I added Glossy Accents to the shimmery tails. While I waited for HOURS for the Glossy Accents to dry, I trimmed out some of the seaweed to use in front of the tails and stamped/layered the sentiment for the corner of the box.
I toyed around with adding one of the starfish from the kit to the box, but it didn't look right to me with the paper. I thought aboud some sand at the bottom - yes, Dollar Tree DOES sell sand, in different colors even - but chucked that idea because I didn't think it would add anything to the scene and might ruin the good thing I already had going on! (After it was all said and done, I went back and sponged the edges of the frame, but that's all the embellishment it was going to get!)
This is going somewhere where it can be seen in the library where I work. Kids get encouragement from places and things we don't even realize. Maybe this will resonate with one of them and make a difference!)
Oh, and just to make all of us feel really old, I thought I'd remind everyone of the movie called Splash, that starred Daryl Hannah and Tom Hanks in 1984. Bonus points if you remember the name she ended up with!
For you younger chicks, or you older chicks who had to watch it repeatedly when your kids/grandkids were little, there's Disney's The Little Mermaid from 1989. I'm sure you know all the songs by heart, yes?
Well, that does it for me. Next up on the hopping trail is Wendy. I hope you have a terrific day and look forward to you visiting again!
Today I have another card featuring one of The Project Bin's latest sets, "Creepy Halloween." After Halloween last year, I picked up these fun, glittery, gatefold cards for next to nothing. I added the colored panels to the inside and created a belly band to hold the card closed.
For anyone confused about the title of this post, "Neewollah" (Halloween spelled backwards) was a mystical chant noted in the Labor Day weekend celebration in William Inge's play-turned-movie, "Picnic," which was filmed in Inge's south central Kansas, including the place I call home, NIckerson. I also played the female lead, Madge, in the play, back when I was young and thin.
The weather here has been beautiful (read in the low 70's) the past three days, and my mind naturally wanders to Fall. I used The Project Bin's new Halloween set, "Creepy Halloween" to create this wiper card. Wiper card, you say? Why, yes, and here's one of the many tutorials you can use to learn how to make this type of card!
If this were a video, you'd see how pulling on the back sections of the card cause the sentiment to pop-up from inside the structure of the card. Any further message you'd like to send the recipient could be written on the back of the card.
I read a lot of dystopian and science fiction, so the zombies in the "Creepy Halloween" set really filled a void in my stamp collection. What are you waiting for? I can hear the set calling your name!
I used the ".Lagoon" kit from Club Scrap I made the base card from one of the patterned papers, fussy cut out three starfish, and added them with mounting tape to the card. I rounded the corners added the sentiment and sponged the edges with silver ink.
Annnnnnnd, Bob's your uncle!
The new "Lagoon" kit from Club Scrap is O. M. G. incredible! The core colors are some of my favorites, and I really love all the stamps that came in the kit.
First thing I did for this card was to randomly stamp the mermaid silhouette on the card base. Then I added the ribbon. Finally, I added some gold metallic paper from my stash behind the sentiment for a splash of awesomeness; otherwise the whole card was made from the kit.
I'm playing the Sugar Pea Designs' challenge #34! (Yay for those sea colors!)
This little owl has been sitting, waiting for a sentiment SO long I can hardly remember whose image it is! (It's from www.2CuteInk.com.)
I made this for a co-worker who retired. this year. The owl has an action wobbler behind it. I use Stampin Up!'s "Labeler Alphabet" for the sentiment. The sentiment stamped kind of wonky because it was brand new. (Note to self, condition the stamps next time, Doofus!)
Now to get the card into the mail!
This 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" uses the purple cardstock I love over the mossy green cardstock. I bought crackle paint to try to give the focal image, a cut-apart from the kit, some really cool texture, but that didn't actually work. You are seeing a thick coat of Glossy Accents, a thick coat of crackle paint, and a spritz of a Tattered Angels gold Glimmer Mist. (Oy! And I all really needed to do was find the crackle stamp from the "Delft" kit!)
I cut apart sections from one of the sheets of patterned cardstock, ran a bead of gold WInk of Stella around the edges, and mounted the sentiment and popped it up with a button on the side. The "thread" in the button is simply some thin strips of cardstock I had left over from making another card. I did a lot of ink pouncing on the card as well as using my art air tool to add larger splotches.
I used some nearly invisible fibers from my stash and the "Thank you" stamp from the "Color Me Happy" kit.
I'm playing along with Come and Get It's "Just Add Flowers" challenge!
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