Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Honey Bee Frappe

Honey Bee Stamps is the sponsor this week at the Modsquad Challenge. I had to use the NEW  Frappe Shape Card Dies. I started with cutting the base on my large Gemini. The die is 12" tall. I also cut 1 whip cream and a card front all from white cardstock.

My plans mostly changed LOL. I originally covered a piece of acetate with Crystal Crackle. It didn't crackle! Not even when I tried to twist and crack. The idea was the cracking would resemble crushed ice.


But it had good dimension and some air bubbles so I used it. I cut a frame from 1 front and adhered the acetate then colored with pink and orange alcohol ink.  Here I stamped with a TH tool & felt.

It wasn't vibrant enough so I cut another card front from a watercolor staming with a block in my stash.

 I still wanted an ice look so I embedded some holographic grass between the front acetate and colored panel.

 For the cream I used a crystal glaze and snow texture embossing. It wasn't enough for me and I couldn't find my Snow Marker. I has these tiny sequins in an unmarked package. Darn it, I want more. I glued all over cream and the acetate portion.

I had intended to stamp Enjoy on the acetate but added the sequins already so I used the "Just For You" from the Enjoy stamp set. I used the Shake It Off sentiment set on the inside. Also the inside of the front is a great place to put the Gift Card Pocket.

SSS Work It Wednesday

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Unto Us...

I made a move from Florida to Massachusetts mid April. It has been eventful LOL. This is my first project in 3 months! I finally found my Gemini and a table that isn't collapsing under the weight of supplies. I have a temporary space for now but I can craft again! YEA

The theme this week at The Modsquad Challenge is CHRISTMAS IN JULY. I used one of the galaxies from my stash. This one is watercolored. I am addicted to making these. My next ones will be with alcohol inks. I have a few videos of making galaxy backgrounds. 




For this card, I used Stamplorations A Child Is Born – Typografia Christmas  I love this huge stamp. I heat embossed onto a watercolored background.

I added a diecut Christmas Icons – Christmas Angel – CUTplorations  using gold mirror cardstock. To finish the inside I added a gold mirror cut of  Christmas Icons – Nativity – CUTplorations

Friday, March 23, 2018

Forever And Always

A wedding card I made using mostly the Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony Collection

To see Sweet Peony Flower Shaping Basics wattch the video at
Check out EZ Steps to Create Elegant Foam Flowers and Stamens

To make the card base cut White cardstock 6” X 12” and score at 6” for a 6” X 6” card. For the card topper I used a 6” X 6” Dark Pink corrugated cardstock. Cut a 5.5” X 5.5” piece of the striped pattern from the Sweet Peony Paper Collection and distress the edges. Adhere the pattern paper to the corrugated base.

For the heart layer place the large Eyelet die on Pink cardstock. Place a straight edge smaller heart die in the center to form a frame and cut. Using a slightly damp Hydra sponge, rub over the Nuvo Gunmetal Grey Mousse and dab randomly around the heart. Repeat with Nuvo Mother Of Pearl. If you wash your sponge it can be used again. Cut 2 of the curved top Medallion die from White cardstock. Glue the lacy cuts behind the heart and overlap in the center. Don’t worry about the seam, the sentiment will cover it. Place Pop dots behind the frame and adhere to the right and a little above center.

*TIP* When I get a new Heartfelt Creations collection, I always stamp numerous sets of all the stamps in various colors using the Misti positioning tool. Then you will have lots of extras to design with. For this project I used White cardstock, Foam Paper and Vellum.

Stamp 2 sets of the  Large & Small Sweet Peony stamp sets on white cardstock with Memento Rose Bud. I place the entire set in a Misti and stamp all at once. You can stamp again to get a darker color. Use a slightly damp Hydra sponge and Nuvo Peony Mousse to color the front and back of the flowers, let dry then cut with coordinating dies. The mousse gives a gorgeous metallic sheen. Shape a large flower and and a couple of buds. Refer to the Sweet Peony Flower Shaping Basics video link above.

Stamp 1 set of the Small Sweet Peony stamp set & 3 of the branch with berries from the Wildwood Florals Cling Stamp Set,  on White cardstock with Versamark and cover with Silver embossing powder,  heat set. You can also do a few small flowers with White embossing powder. Use a slightly damp Hydra sponge and Nuvo Gunmetal Grey Mousse to color the front and back of the flowers, let dry then cut with coordinating dies.

Stamp 1 set of the  Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp sets on Foam Paper using Stazon Blazing Red ink. Use a sponge dauber with Colorbox Red ink to color front and back. Refer to the video listed above - EZ Steps to Create Elegant Foam Flowers and Stamens  for shaping instructions.

Stamp 1 set of the Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set on Vellum with White Pigment ink and cover with White embossing powder,  heat set. Cut with coordinating dies and shape a small flower.

If you have a stamp positioning tool such as the Misti, place in all the leaves from the Large & Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp sets and the swirly leaf from the Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set. Stamp on White cardstock with a dark green ink. Use the Stack and Store Daubers to sponge on a lighter green such as Memento New Sprout. Stamp and color all this 3 times and cut with coordinating dies. You will have extra Peony leaves. Shape slightly on the back  using the Flower Shaping stylus.

Adhere all the flowers and leaves as shown. Start with the swirly Rose leaves then the flowers. Tuck in the rest of the leaves as desired. Dries Clear adhesive works well but a glue gun is quicker. But the Dries Clear gives you the chance to lift a flower for leaf placement, I use both.

Cut the sentiment from the Classic Wedding Paper Collection and mat onto a strip of the Pink corrugated cardstock. Curl slightly and tuck and adhere under the large peony. Now just dab on some glue and randomly add some Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear and Glass Shards. I also added a few crystal drops

Heartfelt Creations products used:
HCDP1-288 Sweet Peony Paper Collection
HCDP1-279 Classic Wedding Paper Collection

HCD1-7173 Small Sweet Peony Die

HCD1-7174 Large Sweet Peony Die

HCPC-3819 Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set

HCPC-3820 Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7125 Wildwood Florals Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7125 Wildwood Florals Die
HCD1-7162 Eyelet Hearts Die

HCD1-7144 Decorative Medallion Die
CD1-7110 Classic Rose Die

HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set

HCFS1-465 Art Foam Paper-10 Pack

HCS1-459-3 Assorted Bead Stamens-Medium

TSSZ21 StazOn Ink Pad - Blazing Red
TSMP400 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rose Bud
TSMP704 Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout
242174 Vellum Paper - 10 Sheets

PGM15015 Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear

HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of
901 Krystallos Shard Glass

PIN6 Glue Tip Pins

352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles

159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping
RLHS100 Hydra Sponges

Other Products:
Nuvo Gunmetal Grey Mousse, Nuvo Peony Pink Mousse, Nuvo Mother Of Pearl Mousse, Memento Bamboo Leaves, crystal drops, DCWV Corrugated yardstick, Distress-It-All, Versamark, White embossing powder, White pigment ink, Pink card stock