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!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Glitter Technique

I've recently taken a couple of glitter technique classes at Let's Create in Wisconsin Rapids as refreshers so thought I'd better play quickly before I forgot what I had learned...again!  I'm also entering this tag in Simon Says Blog's Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

The main image is a sticker from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I placed Sookwang tape onto white card stock the size of the sticker.  The next step is to cut out the sticker and place onto transfer tape.  The image is then transferred to the Sookwang tape.  The glitter used on the image is from Glitter Ritz.  The image was then colored with Copics.  I added bling to the images belt and shoes.  I also added a large bling flourish to the background.  The designer paper is from Bo Bunny and distressed with tea dye distress ink and adhered to a large tag.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July Stamp Club Challenge

Once again, I followed the challenge provided by Margie perfectly.  So proud of myself!  We were not to use any dies on the challenge.  Hard not to do since dies are sooo popular now!

The images are from Stamplistic and stamped in cocoa pigment ink and then clear embossed.  The images were colored with Distress markers and mounted onto brown card stock.  Added some pearls and distressed designer paper.  

Thursday, June 9, 2016

New Pigment Powders For Me!

Had some fun playing with powdered pigments from Lindy's Stamp Gang.

Lindy's Stamp Gang calls them Magical Powders.  They come in sets of various color combinations.  This is the Autumn Leaves combination.  They are very similar to Perfect Pearls as far as I can tell but haven't done other techniques with them yet so will hold back on further comparisons.  They do have glimmer built into the colors which is way fun!

The butterfly die image is from Penny Black and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I embossed the piece on the left with one of We R Memory Keepers new embossing folders.  The embossing does not show up well in the photo.  

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June Stamp Club Challenge

Barbara provided these adorable images for our group to create a card.  Each image was different and I don't know the name of the company, unfortunately.  I do know that Let's Create in Wisconsin Rapids sells these images.

I colored the image with Copics and mounted on various card stocks along with the ribbon I purchased from The Lighthouse in Wisconsin Rapids.  The lady bug dimensional stickers are from Little B.  Aren't they too cute!  I love Little B stickers!