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. 
Gelatos:  https://youtu.be/VpHLsjjgVUQ

Ink:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZytAlS0pMbg

Watercolor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpfDiuXy5Ck

Brushos:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j-TCPEesDI


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 https://youtu.be/L9_MLkvpGPQ.
Check out EZ Steps to Create Elegant Foam Flowers and Stamens  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oma6ctVmUD0


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
6
901 Krystallos Shard Glass

PIN6 Glue Tip Pins

352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles

159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping
Kit
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


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spring Time Box

The Box I made for the coordinating set of cards I made.


 

For more tips on coloring and flower shaping with vellum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy0_MkkXRb8

For more tips on creating with the Sweet Peony Collection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9_MLkvpGPQ&feature=youtu.be

To start with we need a box with a lid to fit 5” X 7” cards. I used a cut file but you could buy a box or use a template. Finished size is 5.25” X 7.25”.  Cut a 5” X 7” background for the box top. I used a lovely blue woodgrain from the Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection. We will assemble the entire design on this base.

Cut the center frame from White shimmer cardstock using Cut Mat Create 2A.  Center the Cut Mat Create 1B rectangle die in the center and cut. 1B is the same die you use to cut the image for the frame. This image is from the  Classic Petunia Paper Collection. The sentiment is also fussy cut from the  Classic Petunia Paper Collection.

Cut 2 of the Medallions from the Decorative Medallion Die set and adhere to top and bottom of the background panel using Designer Dries Clear adhesive. Add pop dots to the white frame and adhere to the center of the panel. Glue the image in the center of the frame.

Stamp the bunny, butterfly and bird from the Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set, color and cut with coordinating dies.

All the flowers are made from vellum, stamped with Versamark and White embossed. Except for the Coral, it was embossed with Coral. You will need to stamp a total of 5 sets of the Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set with Versamark. and Coral embossing powder to 1 set and White to 4 sets. Heat set all. Also stamp 2 sets of the Large Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set with Versamark and White emboss. Cut 2 sets of all the leaves from both the Large & Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Sets, White embossed. Cut all with the coordinating dies.

Lay out your flowers and decide on layers and sizes and colors. Color the backside (not embossed side) with alcohol markers (Copic V17, YR65, BG09, YG45). You could also use the Stack and Store Daubers and sponge on ink. For shaping tips watch the video above for more tips on coloring and flower shaping with vellum. I used mostly Heart Of Gold Prills for the peony centers and a few medium stamens on the tiny flowers.

For the finishing touches I added a mirror dragonfly and rhinestone flourish. Curl the sentiment banner slightly and adhere. Adhere the flowers and leaves as shown. I found hot glue was the easiest with vellum.

Before we add the panel to the box top let’s decorate the sides. I cut 5 of the borders from the Sweetheart Borders die. Apply Designer Dries Clear glue to 1 strip at a time. Start with a scallop overlapping a corner and continue around the box. If your box has finger holes just trim the lacy border.

Add a generous amount of double sided tape to the box top (or adhesive) and add your finished panel to the box carefully. Designer Dries Clear will give you some wiggle room.





Heartfelt Creations Products used:
HCDP1-288 Sweet Peony Paper Collection
HCDP1-278  Classic Petunia Paper Collection
HCDP1-274 Wildwood Cottage 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
HCD1-7144 Decorative Medallion Die
HCD1-7161 Sweetheart Borders Die
HCD1-7124 Woodsy Critters Die
HCPC-3768 Woodsy Critters Cling Stamp Set
HCD2-751 Cut Mat Create 2A Die
HCD2-752 Cut Mat Create 1B Die
RPEJ685 Embossing Powder - White
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
242174 Vellum Paper - 10 Sheets
DDOTS Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles
HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
359848 Spellbinders Tool N' One
ANC804 Heart of Gold Prills

Other Products:  
Swirl rhinestones, mirror dragonfly, White shimmer cardstock, double sided tape & Copic Markers V17, YR65, BG09, YG45

Heartfelt "Easy Mail" Card Set

I made a set of four 5X7 cards to go inside a box I decorated.I made this using the New Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony collection.


Start with a  5" x 7" white card base. Cut 2.5" off the front and repeat for all four cards. 

Cut 4 pieces of vellum 3" x 7", also cut 2 - 2.5" x 7" panels of background paper that coordinates with your flower colors for each card. I used background paper from Sweet Peony, Classic Petunia and Wildwood Cottage paper collections.

Stamp the whole set of Peony Bud and Blossom stamps. Stamp each of the flowers and buds with the flower color. I used Memento Dye Ink Pads,  Lulu Lavender, Tangelo, Teal Zeal & Rose Bud. All the leaves on the buds were stamped with Memento Green Moss.  Also stamp 8 of the swirly leaves from the Classic Rose cling stamp set using Moss Green. I added some of the Peony leaves stamped in Moss Green and some on vellum embossed in white (leftovers from other projects) to a couple of cards.

Color with the medium you like. I used Arteza, a watercolor marker in colors that matched the stamping. Arteza has no color names.  The Rose leaves were sponged using Stack and Store Daubers and a combination of Memento Moss Green and New Sprout. Once colored, cut everything out with the coordinating dies. Color the back of the right side petals of the large Peony since it will be seen through the vellum.

Select sentiments for each card and sponge edges with the flower color. I used several collections. Also cut 6 of the Decorative Medallion Die from white cardstock. Select about 16" of coordinating ribbon for each card.

To assemble the cards, start with gluing a pattern background to each card front. I use Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. Next, open the card and apply glue or double-sided tape to the card front edge. Place the vellum to line up with the inside outer edge. Hold vellum in place and close the front to adhere the vellum. Now adhere the inside background panels to each card. 

The ribbon will hide the seam. To hide the ribbon seam we will place the end under the large flower on the front. So carefully place double-sided tape to the front seam about 3" from the bottom, right at the edge of the pattern paper. Wrap the tape over the bottom edge and on the backside. Continue by wrapping tape over the top and on the front, almost meeting the starting point. Pull off the protective paper from the tape on the bottom section. Place the ribbon just a tiny bit over the background paper edge. Flip the card upside down and open it. pull back the tape from the back. Continue placing ribbon carefully. Be sure it lines up exactly with ribbon from the front. Flip to the front and add the ribbon to meet the starting point. 


To prepare the inside, glue down a Decorative Medallion to the right bottom edge of each card. Cut the corners off the 2 extra Decorative Medallion (enough to cover the top corner (not needed if making a A2 sized card). Glue on the corners. Don't worry, the seams won't show.

To finish the front, glue down the leaves top & bottom then add the small bud then the large Peony as shown (before gluing, check the inside to see if you need any more color on the back of the flower). To finish the inside, glue down the large bud in the top corner then glue on the small Peony. Sponge the sentiment edges and apply as shown.

My envelopes had a V flap so I decorated with the large Corner Blossom die. The large die from Sweetheart borders works great if your envelop has a straight edge.




Heartfelt Creations Products Used
HCDP1-278  Classic Petunia Paper Collection
HCDP1-288 Sweet Peony Paper Collection

HCDP1-274 Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection

HCD1-7175 Peony Bud and Blossom Die
HCPC-3821 Peony Bud and Blossom Cling Stamp Set

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
HCD1-7144 Decorative Medallion Die

HCD1-729 Decorative Blossom Corner Die

HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die

HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set

TSMP504 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Lulu Lavender

TSMP707 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves

TSMP602 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal

TSMP200 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tangelo

TSMP704 Memento Dye Ink Pad - New Sprout

TSMP400 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rose Bud

242174 Vellum Paper - 10 Sheets

HCDA1-449 Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6

352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles

159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

359848 Spellbinders Tool N' One

Other Products: Misc. ribbon,  5X7 card bases & envelopes,  Arteza Brush watercolors, Memento Moss Green,