Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mix & Match Diecuts

Today I made a card with diecuts from several different companies. I am also on a mission to use my background stash:-) I'll be doing videos for some of the backgrounds used soon so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel:-)





You can see the layering on the video. I just had a selection of diecuts that I glued onto a background. Using dies is a great way to make a quick and easy card that will WOW the recipient!


Dies R Us Dies Used:





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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Background Stash & Dies

If you are like me you may have a bunch of backgrounds you made in your stash. Maybe you tried different techniques or products then saved the results. If not then you can substitute patterned paper. But seriously, making backgrounds is sooo fun! 




I started with a background from my stash. It is glossy paper with alcohol inks dabbed on. Then add a few drops of alcohol.


I cut the Penny Black Half Circle out 2 times then trimmed off the top corners. This die is currently on the waitlist so be sure to add your email.


Next I glued onto the background (see video for specifics). Then added the sentiment which is a die from Pink & Main - Hello.  The panel is then mounted onto a blue cardbase. I use Gina K cardstock for my bases.


Dies Used From Dies R Us



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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Simple Pleasures

Happy Easter everyone! I made a simple card using a sponged background and a Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly die. I don't have a video today but will explain the process:-) This was made for my Dies R Us Design Team project



I started with a piece of precut Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I was practicing different sponging tools and paper. I was pleasantly surprised how well the Distress Inks (Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Mustard Seed) went on with a mini distress tool. Normally I have a difficult time using the distress tools for sponging. I applied the yellow mostly in the center. The other colors were applied randomly. Then I spritzed heavily, waited about 30 seconds and dabbed off. This helps cover any blending that isn't smooth.

I used a textured stamp and Versfine gray ink randomly in the background. I also used Cracked Pistacio Distress ink and stamped some foilage slightly for texture. I have a closeup before I added the splatters and butterfly but I lost it:-( So here is a closer look at the background. You can't really see the foliage.



I used Kuretake Gold paints and splattered the background with 3 shades of gold. Then added the Cheery Lynn - Exotic Butterfly Medium cut from some glimmer paper and added pearls.

I used a yellow cardbase with a black mat. 

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