Saturday, October 22, 2016

Happy Halloween and Simon Says Blog Challenge

Love making Halloween goodie bags/boxes for my grandchildren!

This is a box card I created putting a bottom on this box card which doesn't show in the photograph and I will tuck some money in there for my kiddos:)  I will also be submitting this box card to Simon Says Monday Challenge.    The dies are from Little B, Memory Box and Impression Obsession.  The orange glitter paper is from Stampin' Up.  The designer paper is from Authentique and the box card itself is from the Paper Cut.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Embossed Foil Technique

Here's another embossed foil card.  I rubbed brown Staz-On ink onto copper foil.  Then I applied Versamark ink onto a leaves embossing folder and placed the foil in the folder and ran through my Vagabond die cutting machine.

I then applied Stampamania copper embossing glitter onto the foil and heat set.  If you have too much embossing powder on your foil, you can always brush off some of the embossing powder prior to heat setting.  The cork paper leaves I happen to find in my stash and embossed the edges with the copper embossing glitter.  I edged the brown card stock with a copper leaf foil pen.  A fun technique and more to come!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Foil Technique

I recently saw this technique on-line and fell in love with it and had to give it a try. 

I changed the technique up a bit by using foil instead of aluminum-wrapped card stock.  Black Staz-On ink is applied to the foil (direct-to-paper technique or in this case, direct-to-foil).  Then Versamark ink is rubbed on the inside of an embossing folder and the foil is embossed.  You then sprinkle gold embossing powder onto the foil and heat set.  I came back with brown Staz-On ink and applied with a sponge onto the clock faces.  All elements of this card are Tim Holtz products except the watch face which is from Bo Bunny.  

A very fun technique and I will add some other samples in future posts.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tonic Fanatics and Stamp Club Challenge

I created this card for our October stamp club sketch challenge.  I had to use all glittery card stock, of course (because I loved it!), so the card does not show well in a photograph.

The main image die is from Tonic Studio's Rococo line called Luna.  The inside (forgot to take pic) has a Tonic happy birthday die cut from silver glitter paper.  Got a little carried away with the glitter paper but couldn't resist.

I have other creations waiting in the wings so will start posting again:)

Friday, September 2, 2016

September Stamp Club Challenge

I really like the sketch challenge that Marie provided for our group and we had to incorporate butterflies and dry embossed background.

My new Memory Box die was perfect for this challenge and it is called Butterfly Tryptych.  The background behind the butterfly die cuts is new paper from Ken Oliver.  The embossing folder is one of Cuttlebug's originals and one of my favorites.  Have a great holiday weekend!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sun Print Note Cards

I've been having fun creating this set of note cards!  The idea was taken from an article written by Deborah Nolan in the summer 2016 issue of CardMaker magazine.  Cyanotype paper was used to create these fun sun prints from die cuts and printed acetate sheets.


Here is the set of five together.  To complement the cyanotype paper, I used gold and dark pink card stock.  Deborah also used these colors in her article and I really liked the combination.

In the above two cards, I used die cuts from Memory Box to create the sun prints.  I did these very simply by layering the following:  piece of card board, cyanotype paper, die cut, clear acrylic sheet and placed in the sun for just a few minutes.  (Both days were bright, sunny days so the "printing" didn't take long.)  The paper goes from deep blue to pale blue as the sun is doing it's magic with the paper.  You then rinse the paper for a minute and set on paper towels to dry.  As it dries, the paper once again turns dark blue, leaving the print a light blue.  Fun to watch the magic happen!  

My granddaughters and I also created sun prints when they were visiting.  A fun craft for all ages!

These two cards were created using preprinted acetate images.  Same method of sun printing as done above.  The same sentiment die was used on all cards and is from Spellbinders.  

I purchased the cyanotype paper from Amazon (TedcoToys).  Thinking I might have to buy another pack of this paper to create some winter cards.....

Monday, August 1, 2016

August Stamp Club Challenge

Karen provided our sketch this month and here is my interpretation.  We had a play date recently and I created the heart using the Melt Magic technique with Stampendous's embossing powders and fragments.

Since I used metallics on the heart, I decided to use glitter papers on the card itself.  The border punch is from EK Success.  Lots of shine going on!