Saturday, October 14, 2017

Unicorn

Hi, I've been busy making cards and just playing. I haven't made a video in awhile but I will post one soon. I actually do have one for this background but need to edit and do the voiceover:-) It is done using Pan Pastels. I also experimented with sealers. I did a couple of these background and used the wax from Tim Holtz, wax from Liqutex I think and Vaseline. This one was Vaseline. It is so easy It doesn't affect the coloring and it drys non greasy and so much cheaper!

The rainbow die is from MFT. The Unicorn is from My Next Stamp, flowers from Heartfelt Creations

 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Winter Bokeh

I am taking the Merry Making class with Online Cardmaking Class. This time  am trying to do each day while the class is live. This is from Day 1


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Stenciled Fun

I made this card and posted the evening before expecting Hurricane Irma. We will probably loose power so posting early. I did a video but just too tired to edit it plus I probably don't have time for the upload. my uploads take 12+ hours! My internet sucks LOL

This card is for The Modsquad Challenge and the sponsor is Tupelo Designs LLC.



I used the Tim Holtz Layered Stencil  AUTUMN  Distress Oxides Inks (Marmalade, Lucky Clover & Candied Apple) from Tupelo Designs LLC. I simply sponged the colors randomly, cut down my panel. I added a strip of Designer paper and a diecut sentiment. Easy peasy.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Woodsy Fun Scene

Hi, Today I am sharing a fun scene I made for the end of my Dies R Us Design Team term. It's been a great team to work with and a lot of wonderful dies! 

I got a set of tree collage dies from Memory Box. there are 4 and you can layer all of them. I wanted to use my woodsy critters from Heartfelt Creations so I only used the two largest ones. But I will list them all so you can get on the waitlist. They are popular, I had to go on waitlist too!

I started by smooshing Distress ink on an acrylic block, sprayed it then stamped it on watercolor paper. I held my diecut (Sapling) in position for fox placement then glued it. I used pop dots between the die layers. Then I just added my images.


DIES R US DIES USED:



OTHER DIES R US DIES:

Memory Box - Dies - Thicket Collage  (2 x 2.9 inches)


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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Frozen Disney Dies

This card was so much fun! You have to check out all the Disney dies at Dies R Us, they are so fun. Here I am using Frozen Elsa and Frozen Olaf. The shimmery overlay I got years ago to use as water. It is called Vertigo. The Elsa die has a tiny little face stamp so I did a video to give you some tips on lining it up. 


I started with a SceneScape from Lavinia Stamps and then placed the Vertigo sheet over it. In hindsight I would not have glued the sides or used tape (I had to cover with side snowflakes). I cut snowflakes and all the other pieces and glued on. I show assembling Elsa in the video. I placed a bit of black behind Olaf for his mouth and buttons and shaded with N4, N2, N0 Copics



Dies R Us Dies Used:


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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Stitiching a diecut

Hi, this is my project for my Design Team. Today and I am showcasing a great frame die from Jeanine's Art. I cut this Lace frame out as soon as it came so I could see it. I also embossed the die.

 
It has really nice sized holes around the oval. I was able to stitch with some glitter cord with my fingers...no needle required. Here is a closeup view. I added glue to cord ends to better thread through the holes. I used a 3, 2 pattern instead of every other one.



The flower stamp is from Gina K Designs Bold Blooms. The stamping is embossed with Ranger Platinum embossing powder. Then I glued it all onto a Kraft cardbase. That's it!


Dies R Us die used: 



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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Blog Hop My Sweet Petunia & Gina K


This is a fun hop with the Gina K & MISTI Design Teams.


Be sure to comment on every blog post in the hop to be entered into a drawing for our fantastic hop prizes! Which are:

#1 WINNER'S choice of the Original MISTI or the Mini MISTI
#2 Stitched Leaves mini kit from Gina K. 

The deadline for commenting is September 5th at Noon Central.

Winners will be posted on the My Sweet Petunia blog winners page and on the Gina K. Blog no later than Friday, September 8th. 

If you came from Ilina Crouse you are in the right place!

I am thrilled to be participating in this fun hop with so many talented designers! I made a few cards and a video.  

In the video I show how I made this lavender card and the design process for all three.If you are new to my videos, I show how to craft with diminished strength and hand issues. I use and try a lot of products and tools. The MISTI was a game changer for me!




These are the cards I made. Be sure to check out the great selection of top quality Gina K cardstock and matching inks.

I used the Gina K Designs Boho Flowers Mini Kit, Grand Greetings, Pure Luxury cardstock and Rounded Swirl stencil. I stamped with both the Original MISTI Laser Etched & the Mini MISTI Laser Etched.

Next in the hop is Jeanne Streiff. For more inspiration here is the whole list is:




Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Fantasy Fun

I am hosting the Modsquad Challenge this week. The theme is Fantasy. I started making a few quick backgrounds using brushos. Color Burst will work just as well. I simply sprinkled some powder in the center and spritzed. The green is 1 color Olive!

When dry I stamped Lavinia Stamps - Fairy Mystical - Moments Like These.  I had to stamp several times and fill in with a Memento marker because I used the rough side of Tim Holtz watercolor paper.

 I added Gina Marie Designs - Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangles Dies. Gina Marie dies cut great! I then mounted on a test cut from my stash of 2 flower border edges. Any edge die would work. This is a display piece not a card.






Monday, August 21, 2017

Stick Together - Strawberry Jude


Hi, today I am showcasing the new Strawberry Jude's August Release of "Mallow Layers"

This card was really easy to make. I will include links for the Multi step marshmallows video and the background I used from my stash. The background center piece was done with Distress inks dripped on a Gelli Press and brayered.

To frame the marshmallows I used an oval decorative die from my stash by Hot Off The Press. I matted with heavy cardstock from Gina K Designs. The sentiment was cut using a MFT Dynamics banner die.

​Please check out my previous video to see how I stamped the marsmallows
 



Stamps available at:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cheer Up - Strawberry Jude Stamps

Hi,  today I am showcasing the new Strawberry Jude's August Release of "Mallow Layers"
Whether you like your marshmallows lightly roasted or burnt, it's up to you! You can get a variety of looks by changing up inks used. Or you can draw a face like I did LOL. These stamps are really easy to line up! You can see how to use this set in this video. I also make a night sky using Gelatos.

I drew and colored the flames in a graphic editor and printed it. I demonstrate the stamping, sky and assembly in the video. Hope you enjoy!

 Stamping Video


Starry Sky Video 


Autumn Thanks

Today I am showing an Autumn thank you card. I simply colored with some shimmery metallic paints. I used the gold set from Gansi Kuretake.



This is what the diecut looks like. I cut them embossed. You can't see the embossing in the photo.


All I did was paint with all the shades of gold metallic Gansai Kuretake paints I had. I wet the paint a little, not to runny. This is regular cardstock but it is heavy 80# from Gina K. It holds up fine if not too wet. The sentiment was heat embossed with gold.


 Dies R Us Die Used:



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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Friendship

Hi, Joyce here today with an easy and sunny card for a friend. The background came from my stash and was done using Brusho crystals, I thought the bottom being mostly yellow was perfect for this card. I cut the Impression Obsession - Dies - Sunflower Background  frame out in white then colored it. I used a black Copic marker for the thin frame and a yellow Zig Real Brush Real Color marker.

I glued the frame backround to my background then adhered to a yellow card base. I cut the
Lawn Fawn - Scripty Friends Die out from some heavy Gina K Designs Black Onyx cardstock and adhered.

 Dies R Us Dies Used:


 


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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Chibitronics Part 1

I am hosting the challenge at The Modsquad Challenge this week. The challenge is to use foil. You can also get an extra entry if you add lights! Two lights in the white stars show up MUCH better than the one without white around it.





PRODUCTS USED:

Chibitronics - LED Circuit Stickers - Tropical LED Mega Pack

Chibitronics - Copper Tape Roll

Thin Batteries (Amazon)

Concord & 9th - Stamp Set - Globe Greetings

Concord & 9th - Die Set - Globe Greetings

Altenew Space Travel Stamp Set

Chibitronics Part 2

I am hosting the challenge at The Modsquad Challenge this week. The challenge is to use foil. You can also get an extra entry if you add lights!




Chibitronics - LED Circuit Stickers - Tropical LED Mega Pack

Chibitronics - Copper Tape Roll

Thin Batteries (Amazon)


 Therm O Web - Gina K Designs Foil-Mates - Stars & Stripes 

Therm O Web - Gina K Designs Foil-Mates - Polka Party

Therm O Web - Gina K Designs Foil-Mates - Birthday Essentials

Therm O Web - Gina K Designs Die Set - Rectangle (Small Set)

Therm O Web - Gina K Designs Premium Cardstock - Prime Time

Therm O Web - Gina K Designs Fancy Foils - Wild Lilac

Therm O Web - Gina K Designs Fancy Foils - Sweet Mango

Therm O Web - Gina K Designs Fancy Foils - Red Velvet

Deco Foil Transfer Sheets, 6"X12", 20/Pkg - Rainbow

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Encouragement Card

Hi, today for my Dies R Us Design Team project I made an encouragement card which is 5 X 7. I cut my background to fit the opening of the Sue Wilson Australian frame since I wanted to see the coral paper through the cutouts.


The background is done using Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper and Distress inks and a brayer. I demo the technique in the beginning of this VIDEO


Just stamp your favorite sentiment in the center. I used from "His Love" Mama Elephant. Then add the frame and embellish with the Sue Wilson Ornamental Corners. I also added the corners and another part of the frame on the inside.


Dies R Us Dies Used:

Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches - Ornamental Corner

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Relax, Monkey Shaker Card

Hi, Joyce here with a fun shaker card for my Dies R Us Design Team project.  This was a lot of fun and easy to do with some little circle containers from My Favorite Things. I also used some scrap paper from my Heartfelt Creations paper stash.







I used Spellbinders circles but they are not at DRU. You can use any circle die you may have.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Shutter Card - Tupelo Designs LLC Feature


 I am hosting the challenge at The Modsquad Challenge today and the sponsor is Tupelo Designs LLC. If you haven't checked them out yet you should! They sell a ton of items and always FREE SHIPPING! They sell almost everything I used in this project right down to the ink and paper cutter.

The challenge this week is to make a card with a SPECIAL FOLD. But if you make a shutter card you get an extra entry!

To make the card base easier I made you a Silhouette Studio cut file and a SVG file you can download. If you want printed template for hand cutting and scoring I will give you a link. I love Sandy Allnock's files. She has one like mine and a simpler version HERE.

This is my card, you can see the details in the video





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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

4th Of July

This is my card for the Dies R Us Design Team. Here is my card for the 4th of July. The entire "frame" not the fireworks background was cut with Amy Design - American Frame die.

I cut the frame out of white cardstock using the  Amy Design - American Frame. I couldn't just leave it white so I covered a small piece of paper to fit behind the flag and the stripes on the right. I colored the paper red and added a thick layer of red Stickles. I also added a bit of gold to the flame and blue on USA and the flag. I also put silver glitter paper behind the Statue Of Liberty and ended with coloring the skyline dark gray.

For the fireworks I tested embossing powders I thought would show up on the dark background. Since the red didn't show well I stamped with white, dried then embossed in red. Still not so good so I stamped again in silver.The fireworks is a stamp set from The Ton, Pyrotechnics


The blue and pink didn't show the detail lines so well so I experimented. I stamped with Versamark then brushed on Pearl EX powders which worked great! The colors in this shot are more true to life. The gold, greens and purple are the Pearl Ex ones.




DIES R US DIE USED:


Out Of Stock, please add your name to the the Wait List

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Using a Bold Sentiment

Today for my Dies R Us Design Team card I am sharing a card using a bold sentiment die. I just love this die by Penny Black.To see how I made the background be sure to check out the video.


Here is the card  made. I used a background from my stash but I did film it this time:-) I used Gina K Sweet Corn cardstock for the frame Sue Wilson Designs - Belgian Collection - Bruges  and the top layer of the sentiment Penny Black - Just For You.


I cut out the Penny Black - Just For You out of Onyx Black and Sweet Corn. I offset the top layer a bit to show the black.


I embellished the bottom right corner with one lily from  Impression Obsession - Dies - Lily Trio  and positioned behind the 3D lily. The large lily is from y flower stash. Dies R Us has a similar die Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 12PK - Flower, Lily by Susan Tierney-Cockburn



 DIES R US DIES USED


 My Lily from my stash but this one by Sizzix is similar

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 12PK - Flower, Lily by Susan Tierney-Cockburn

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