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.
Stick Together



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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.


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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.




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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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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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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spring Card Diecuts & Brushos

Hi, Joyce here with a fun and cheery spring card. Yellow is not usually one of my favorite colors but I've been loving the yellow Brusho paints. This is a quick and easy card using the Weeping Willow tree from Poppy Stamps. If you happen to have a stash of pre-colored and cut images it is even faster. When I have time I like to stamp and color new stamps then put aside for later use. That way they actually get used:-)






 The background is done on Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I sprinkled on Brusho powders and sprayed with water. See the video for step by step demo. The Poppystamps - Dies - Weeping Willow Tree  was cut from watercolor paper as well. This die doesn't require a Sizzix Precison Plate to cut well on regular paper. BUT on watercolor 140# I did use the Sizzix Precision Plate for the extra pressure and ran through 4 times. It fell out and cut great! You can see the results in the video. I then added brown Brusho and painted the trunk and large branches. I used 2 shades of green for the leaves.

I stamped the Penny Black sentiment using a stamp positioner so I could stamp multiple times to get a good impression. Seeing it is the rough side of watercolor paper it did require 3 or 4 times.

I glued the diecut to the background and added the flowers and bird from my Heartfelt creations stash.


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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dies R Us Design Team Wedding Card

Today I made a card for the Dies  R Us Design Team.  I am thrilled to be a part of this awesome Design Team! I will be featuring Cheery Lynn dies today. I used a die that fills the whole card.


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 I cut the Cheery Lynn Designs - Wedding Vows from white cardstock (a light pink shimmer paper that changes colors as it moves  for second card) The small butterfly is cut from the shimmery paper. I love the intricate  border and arch around the silhouette.


 The blue card is made in the video. I simply layered over blue glitter paper and added a butterfly. I embellished around the arch top with some pearls. The dress has little white and silver micro beads and some Distress glitter. I added a few tiny pearls at the dress top. The I DO is chipboad I found in my stash. I painted, added Stickles then silver glitter.

 For the pink version I cut the Cheery Lynn Designs - Wedding Vows from a light pink shimmer paper that chages colors as it moves and depending on what it's near. It did make photographing challenging LOL. The small butterfly is cut from the same kind of paper only a bit darker. I love the intricate  border and arch around the silhouette.

I added a bit of patterned paper behind the arch. Since the color was a bit dark, I covered the paper with vellum. To finish it off I added some ribbon flowers, a silver strip and pearls. It is all mounted on white shimmer cardstock.





Dies R Us Products

Cheery Lynn Designs - Small Exotic Butterflies #1 w/Angel Wings

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