Monday, January 25, 2016

You're Egg-Stra Special!

 
I have a sweet little card today using the Egg-Stra Special stamp set for The Rubber Cafe.  I stamped the image on white cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.  I stamped the image twice so that I could have the top portion of the egg as well as the bottom.  I trimmed off the chick and used a white gel pen to get rid of the shadow portion of the image....though I guess I could have left it intact.

Here you can see that I cut out some of the eggs from the Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead collection and scattered them on the fun background.  The background inspired the card...it was a piece of mail I received that I upcycled...it went perfectly with this collection!  I added some pink paper embroidery around the panel for a fun touch.   Note the egg-substitue for the word egg in the sentiment!

Here you can see the dimension...the little chick is popped up with an Action Wobbles that I cut down so it would fit behind the chick image.  I popped the top portion of the egg up on foam tape as well.

Here is a little video peek of the wobble action:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Hs_FETkcE

Details:  Attach designer paper measuring 4 x 5 1/4 to a piece of blue cardstock measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.  Pierce the edge of the designer paper with piercing tool on a foam mat, if desired, and embroider with the embroidery floss and needle.  I used 2 strands.

Cut the egg designer paper to 3 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches and mat on blue cardstock measuring 4 x 1 1/2 inches.  Attach to card as shown with foam tape.  Wrap the sparkly green fiber around the card to mimic grass and attach the tails to the back of the card panel.  Attach panel to A2 folded card.

Cut out eggs and decorate card if desired.  Stamp the sentiments on yellow designer paper measuring 1 7/8 x 1 1/16 inches.  Attach sentiment to card with foam tape.  Add an egg to cover the word egg if you wish!

Trim the edges of the Action Wobbles off so that it fits behind the chick image and affix to card as shown.  Attach the remaining egg shell to the card with foam tape. 

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Supplies:
Paper: Bazzil Cardstock, White Cardstock, Echo Park; Sunny Days Ahead
Ink:  Memento Black Tuxedo Ink Copic Markers
Adhesives: Foam Tape, Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Ribbon, Embroidery Floss
Other: Piercing Tool, Needle, Scissors, Foam Mat, Action Wobbles

Friday, January 22, 2016

Keep Punching

Today's card is for Art Gone Wild and features images from Steve Fadie's collection.  Seems we all know of fighters of one kind or another. 

I used metallic silver cardstock to frame this card, some older Basic Grey paper I had in my stash and some seam binding.   The butterflies are punched from some glittery wrapping paper from my daughter's birthday present in October....it was a nice big box....so I am happy I will have LOTS of glittery goodness to come!

Hope you have a happy weekend!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Christmas Is Still Coming Ribbon Slider Card

Hi there!  You didn't REALLY thin I was done playing with slider cards, did you?  I promise to have something else for my next card....but how stinkin' cute is this with the reindeer dragging his feet?  This is the L-1292 Christmas is Coming clear set.    I stamped the image on white cardstock and then fussy cut it, leaving a narrow white border.    I again used papers from the Echo Park The Story Of Christmas 6x6 pad.  I based the card on a piece of green cardstock measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.

The banner strip measures 5 1/4 x 1 1/8 inches.  The candy stripe paper measures 5 1/4 x 3 inches.
I cut my parallel horizontal slits 4 7/8 inches long, 1 1/2 inches from the bottom of the card and 1 7/8 inches from the bottom of the card.  My vertical slits are 3/4 inch long and are cut 1/8 beyond the ends of the parallel slits.  I wove the ends of my 18 inches of seam binding through the slits towards the back of the card, over my horizontal slits.  I tied knots on the ends of my ribbon and then added some Doodlebug charms to the end for a fun, festive touch.

To finish the bottom of my card I ran a strip of 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Scor-tape and covered it with You're So Fine Silver Medal Glitter .   I added some velvet trim to the bottom for an additional snowy touch.


Again, for this card I made two little paper loops to attach to the ribbon behind the elf and the reindeer to give the slider more stability.  I added two little sentiment banners and a few misc. snowflake button elements I found in my stash. 


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Supplies:
Stamps: Christmas Is Coming Clear Set
Paper: Bazzil Cardstock, White Cardstock, Echo Park; The Story of Christmas
Ink:  Memento Black Tuxedo Ink Copic Markers
Adhesives: Scor-Tape, The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue,
Embellishments:  Ribbon, You're So Fine Silver Medal Glitter
Other: Ruler, Craft Knife, Cutting Mat

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New Bump It Up from Inky Antics

 Hi there!  Sorry a few days snuck by on me there with no cards...I had an Grand Opening/Customer Appreciation event in my home over the weekend for my Lilla Rose business, so I have been busy tying up loose ends and mailing out prizes! 

Today's card features Inky Antics' new Bump It Up collection.  As you can see in the photo below the image is embossed for some very fun dimension!
The image is stamped and colored with Prismacolor Pencil and Gamsol.  Then you use a coordinating stencil and light table to add some fun dimension! 

I used papers from Bazzill and Darcies. 

Thanks for popping by!

Friday, January 15, 2016

New Bible Journaling Stamps from Inky Antics

I have two cards today that feature new Bible Journaling stamps from Inky Antics.  The stamps come separately so you can put them together in a variety of different ways and versions.

For my cards I added some pops of color with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.  Papers are from Darcies and the soft pallet paired beautifully with the theme of the stamps. 
Similar layouts, but a totally different feel by switching up papers and embellishments.  Thanks for popping by...there is soooooo much more to share!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Happy Howlidays!


Oh my, I must tell ya, if you make a ribbon slider card....you will probably make another...and another!  I couldn't help but make a slider with this adorable image from the L-1291
Hearts of the Season Clear Set.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on white cardstock and colored the image with Copic Markers.  I fussy cut the image, leaving a narrow white border around it .

I used paper from the Echo Park The Story of Christmas 6x6 paper pad and cut along the snow line to create a scene as shown.  I attached the  5 1/4 x 3 inch piece of patterned paper to a green cardstock panel measuring 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.

To create my slider I cut two parallel slits 5 inches long that are 7/8 inches from the bottom of the cardstock and 3/8 inches apart.  Then, at the end of the 5 inch slits, cut a perpendicular slit 1/8 inch from the ends that is 5/8 inch long on each end of the card.  Insert 18 inches of green seam binding through the slits towards the back of the panel as shown.

To make this ribbon slider more sturdy I made to little loops with the white cardstock scraps, one to put behind the rein-dog and one for behind the wagon/sleigh.  Tuck the loop under the parallel slits that you cut and around the ribbon and attach to the ribbon with ScorTape as shown.  Make sure you adjust them so that there is one hidden behind each half of the image.  Attach your image to your ribbon slides with ScorTape.

I used embellishments from a Doodlebug embellishment kit to decorate my ribbon which I tied a knot in each end.  A few sequins and snowflake punches add some snow detailing.  I created a tiny banner with a sentiment from the set as shown.

Finally to add a bit more sparkle and fun I cut a strip of Scor-Tape that is 1/2 inch wide and covered it with You're So Fine Silver Medal Glitter.  I topped it with a piece of white flocked ribbon to mimic snow.

You can attach this panel to an A2 folded card, just remember not to put adhesive where the ribbon needs to sneek through so that your ribbon slider works!!

I hope you have enjoyed my second ribbon slider card.  You'll have to wait until next week to see if I am done with the spree just yet!

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Supplies:
Stamps: Hearts of the Season Clear Set
Paper: Bazzil Cardstock, White Cardstock, Echo Park; The Story of Christmas
Ink:  Memento Black Tuxedo Ink Copic Markers
Adhesives: Scor-Tape, The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue,
Embellishments:  Ribbon, You're So Fine Silver Medal Glitter
Other: Ruler, Craft Knife, Cutting Mat

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Nicole Tamarin Release with Art Gone Wild!

Happy Wednesday!  I fell in *L*O*V*E* with these new Nicole Tamarin images that are in the CHA release from Art Gone Wild!  Beautiful florals and such fun background images too! 

For this card I stamped the NT-005 Indian Lace Elements images on my blue cardstock with a slightly darker blue ink.  Then I went in with some very pale Copic Markers and created a very pretty designer paper look background.  The very fun thing about this stamp set is that I can change up the color combo and stamp layout and make many, many different looks!

I colored my image from NT-003 Fancy Florals with Copic Markers and then fussy cut it leaving a narrow white border.    Nothing like a bit of hand embroidery to add some detail and a sprinkling of sequins for fun! 

The sentiment is from NT-004 Canning Jar Messages is just stamped on the background paper with Versafine Black ink.

Yes, I was having MUCH FUN this last month when the blog went on vacation!! 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

More Catherine Scanlon Goodness from Art Gone Wild!

Oh, yes...I had fun with these Catherine Scanlon images from Art Gone Wild!  I love the goopy frosting on this cupcake....makes me hungry every time I color it!   And the flowers are just such a fun touch along with the little banner pick! 

I colored my images with Copic Markers and then fussy cut them all, leaving a narrow white border around them.  I popped my images up on foam tape. 

I found these fun papers in my scrap bin after I colored the image....how lucky was I to find the perfect match? 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Art Gone Wild - Steve Fadie Birthday Wishes

I had fun making cards with the new Steve Fadie images for Art Gone Wild.  The sets have two part images that are great to use on the front of a card like I did here, but also would be perfect to use for outside/inside images.  So many possibilities!

I colored the images with Copic Markers.  The backgrounds are done with Distress Spray Stains that I spritzed onto a craft sheet and then diluted with water and Perfect Pearls for some awesome shimmer.  I used some silver cardstock which is the perfect touch with my silver cord, gitter tape and Candi Dots. 

Here it is again with different papers. 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

New Scratch Off Cards from Inky Antics!

CHA has begun and how about a sneek peek of some of the fun new things that are coming out from Inky Antics!  This card features Valentine Riddles and Scratch Off Stickers that make for a fun presentation.  Tuck a penny, or in this case a dime into the design and you have a fun interactive card! 

Supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper:  Darcies
Prismacolor Pencils/Gamsol
Seam Binding
White Thread/Needle/Piercing Tool
Black Nailheads
Glue Dot

Thursday, January 7, 2016

All You Need Is Ice Cream Ribbon Slider!

Today I am sharing some images from The Rubber Cafe...we spotlighting some of our favorite sets that are in the store.   What brings a smile to the face more than the tinkling music of an ice cream truck?  We have one in our town...and while we have better ice cream in our freezer....the music always reminds my kids to ask if they can have a frosty treat!  

For today's card I chose the Fun In The Sun set.  I decided to make a ribbon slider card for this adorable little image!
My folded white cardstock measures a bit smaller than usual at 5 1/2 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches tall and set it aside.

I cut a piece of turquoise cardstock to 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.  I cut a piece of designer paper to 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches tall and matted it on the .  I used designer papers from Doodlebug's Sunkissed 6x6 paper pad.  I matted the designer paper on the teal cardstock panel as shown. 

To create the ribbon slider, I used a metal edged ruler and cut 2 horizontal lines 4 3/8 inches long, 3/8 inch apart, 1/2 inch from the bottom of the panel.   Next cut 2 vertical lines about 1/8 inch from the ends of the horizontal slits. 

I cut the summertime element out and matted it on  cardstock measuring 2 1/8 inches square and attached it to the card as shown.    I cut a 13 inch piece of ribbon and got a 1 5/8 inch piece of white cardstock.  You will fold this piece in thirds as shown.  Next weave it through the horizontal slits you made and lay your ribbon over the horizontal slits you prepared and attach the paper flaps to the center of your ribbon with Scor-tape.  This will provide the base that you will attach the truck to.

Weave your ribbon ends towards the back of the panel through your vertical slits, as shown.  You are now ready to attach this panel to your prepared white folded card.  Just remember not to put tape or glue over the area where the ribbon slides through. 
 
Finally, you can decorate the card with stamped images from the set and paper pack.  I used copic markers to color my images.

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Supplies:
Stamps: Fun In The Sun Clear Set
Paper: Bazzil Cardstock, White Cardstock, Doodlebug Sunkissed
Ink:  Memento Black Tuxedo Ink Copic Markers
Adhesives: 3D foam squares,  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Ribbon
Other: Ruler, Craft Knife, Cutting Mat

Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy 2016!

Hi there!  Wowzie!  I ended up taking more of a break than I had anticipated there....I was working on CHA samples and I know there were over 100 before I was done.  That is in the mail and they will be at CHA next week....and then I can start sharing some of what I have been up to!  Hope you all had happy and healthy holidays and are ready to take on 2016!

Today's card is an image from Stampington and Co that I stamped on a piece of glossy paper that I did the smackin' acetate technique on many moons ago.  You know me and my infamous bins of things I don't toss...they come back around and make such fun cards!

The die cuts are another such thing....cut offs that I tossed in a drawer and decided to use as embellishments on this card.  I believe the dies are by Cheery Lynn.  The designer paper is some I picked up on a trip a few years ago at a discount scrapbook store.  LOVE it! 

Another sweet touch are the black nailheads. 

Also sharing a fun wedding card my mom came up with using a Mariann Designables Die and a few Cuttlebug scraps and die punches.  Very elegant and simple, I love it!