Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Parchment Candle Card


Here's a little Christmas inspiration for you today using the new Parchment Candle from Stampendous.  I made this Christmas card to have an old time feel and gave it some bling, using the Frantage technique with the embossing around the image. You always have to have a little bling at Christmas!

Here's how my card was made;
1.  Stamp Parchment Candle on white cardstock with black ink, color with colored pencils, cut out and sponge around the edges with Antique Linen ink.
2.  Randomly apply Gold Dot Sparklers and add Glossy Accents to the flame and set aside to dry.
3.  Stick a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Sticky Panels onto a kraft color card and place the image centered on top.
4.  Sprinkle the edges of the Sticky Panels with the Gold Encrusted Jewel Kit and emboss.
5.  Sponge the edges of the card with Antique Linen ink.

Supplies
Stampendous
R302 Parchment Candle
EJK09 Gold Encrusted Jewel Kit
FX71 Sticky Panels
AC672HSG Gold Dot Sparklers
EPA50 Embossing Heat Tool
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Plus
Prisma Colored Pencils
Kraft cardstock
Glossy Accents
Antique Linen Distress Ink

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Thank a Teacher


Today I'm excited to be sharing my first post as a member of the Rubbernecker Design Team!! I saw them at the Arlington Texas Scrapbook Convention and really liked their wide variety of humorous stamps along with their two part watercolor stamps. So when I saw they had a Design Team Call, I had to give it a go and I'm happy to say they picked me!

For this weeks Challenge, the theme is "Back to School" and I thought a teacher would really enjoy knowing that they are appreciated for all of their hard work. 

I used the Poppy Trio, a two part stamp and the Nested Rectangle Small Stitch Dies to make this fun shaker card. My secret to making shaker cards is to die cut the window frame from two panels of cardstock. That way you glue down one panel onto your card, with out the diecut center.  Next you stamp your sentiment on the center piece and glue it into place. I to this for several reasons, 1. I know the sentiment will be aligned in the window and 2.  I know where to place the foam tape around the window.


Prizes
 Join in on the challenge on the Rubbernecker Blog by clicking HERE.  They're giving away prizes, first place is a $25.00 gift card and for 2nd place a $10.00 gift card, good to use online at Rubbernecker.com.

See a video on how to use the two part stamps HERE.

Rubbernecker Supplies
869 Poppy Trio
D869 Poppy Trio Die Cut
3032 Best Friends Etc
5007D Nested Rectangle Small Stitch Die Cut
Ken Oliver Color Burst 6 Pack Set Rich Moroccan Shades

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Sunblock Squirt


Here in Oklahoma school has started in some areas and others will start in a couple of weeks, well I'm not ready for summer to end.  To celebrate summer before it's officially over, I'm sharing this card made with the House Mouse "Sunblock Squirt" from Stampendous.

Here's how my card was made;
1.  Stamp Sunblock Squirt on white paper with black ink.  Color with colored pencils and watercolor pencils.
2.  Shadow around the image with blue chalk.
3.  Stamp saying in the top left corner with black ink.
4.  Add glitter to the sunscreen that is being squeezed out using a Quickie Glue Pen to adhere it.
5.  Layer onto orange paper and mount to a blue card.

Supplies
Stampendous
HMR91 Sunblock Squirt
SSC1239 Spring Sentiments
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
EP020 Clear Embossing Powder
EPA50 Heat Tool
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Plus
Zip Dry Glue Beacon Adhesives
My Colors Cardstock
Decorative Chalk
Watercolor Pencils
Prisma Colored Pencils
Quickie Glue Pen

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Road Trip


Here's a sentiment that makes life a little bit better if we just remember to live by it.  It's from the Campground Perfectly Clear Set from Stampendous and it works perfectly with the new WF Travel Perfectly Clear Set.

Here's how I made my card;
1.  Stamp images from the WF Travel Perectly Clear Set, color with colored pencils, cut out and set aside.
2.  Sponge blue and purple inks on a white panel, splatter with water to give a water drop look.
3.  Use Fitted Frames A to die cut a frame in the card.  Use the same die and one size larger to diecut a white frame and glue around the opening.
4.  Glue acetate to cover opening by gluing to the back.
5.  Stamp sentiment on a white panel that is slightly larger than the sponged panel, with black ink and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
6.  Apply strips of foam tape around the sentiment making sure it won't be seen through the frame.
7.  Put sequins and beads in the foam area and place the window panel on top of the foam.
8.  Glue cut out pieces to the front of the card as shown.

Supplies
Stampendous
SSCP112 WF Travel Pcs Perfectly Clear Set
SSC1253 Campground Perfectly Clear Set
DCP1005 Fitted Frames A
EP020 Clear Embossing Powder
HT400 Heat Tool

Plus
My Colors Cardstock- Sweet Potato
Beacon Adhesives
Prisma Pencils
Acetate
Sequins
Beads
Distress Ink- Stormy Sky, Wilted Violet

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Pencil Sharpener



It's almost time for the kids to head back to school and when sending a note to the teacher, how cute would it be to write it in this sweet note card? It's sure to put a smile on any teachers face!
(You guys know I get free goodies for blogging about craft products!  Today I'm sharing some fun new products sent to me from Stampendous! and Graphic 45 and Beacon Adhesives.)

Here's how my card was made.
1.  Stamp Pencil Sharpener on white cardstock with black ink and color with colored pencils.
2.  Mask image and stencil the background with Stone Background stencil using green ink.
3.  Sponge the ground with brown decorative chalk and layer image onto slightly larger brown and green panels.
4.  Glue decorative paper onto a green card, glue Pencil Sharpener to the card and stamp sentiment at the bottom with black ink. Add red Dot Sparkerlers near the around the sentiment.

Supplies
Stampendous
HMP77 Pencil Sharpener
SSCM5000 Mice Wishes Perfectly Clear Set
Stone Background Stencil
AC672HSR Red Dot Sparklers

Plus
My Colors Cardstock
Zip Dry Glue Beacon Adhesives
Prisma Pencils
Decorative Chalks

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fabulous Flamingo!


I usually keep my Blog posts to strictly crafting, but to explain my flamingo card, I'll share how it came about with some personal stuff.

This month my husband and I moved our daughter and her husband out of state.  My husband rode in the U-Haul with our son-in-law, Tyler and I drove with my daughter, Melanie.  This was a life changing time for me, having Melanie and Tyler so far away where I can't just jump in the car and see them any time I want, an hour and a half later.  Now it's a two day drive or an expensive flight to a small town airport, since the big airports are a couple of hours away, I'll be saving my pennies! 
On the road, her little dog Okie's in the back 
but she's black and blends into the seats. 

Well in June a few of my friends and I took a road trip to Arlington, Texas to attend the Great American Scrapbook Convention and we had a blast!! It was the first time I was on a girls get away since I've been married (cough, cough 30 years).  We will be doing it again, that's for sure!  
L-R Brenda, Melissa, Jamie (me), Dorothy

Melanie loves flamingos (I have no idea why hahaha)  so when I ran across this 3 part clear flamingo set with a die, I just had to get it!  Now I'll have to come up with a bunch of layouts so I can use it over and over again, since I plan on sending a lot of cards.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Snowflake Shaker


Stampendous has this great new snowflake stamp with matching die set called Winter White.  I just screamed shaker card to me and I paired it with the really pretty Bo Bunny paper that's blue with specks of gold.

1.  Place a panel of decorative paper on top of a slightly larger cream panel and use removable tape to keep the two together.
2.  Stamp the center with a snowflake from the Winter White Set and use the matching die to cut it out.
3.  Stamp the snowflake again on the cream cut out with VersaMark, emboss with Champagne embossing powder and place Turquoise Dot Sparklers on the snowflake.
4.  Glue the Cream panel to a blue card and inlay the cut out snowflake using Zip Dry Glue.
5.  Place strips of foam tape around the snowflake making sure all of the strips are butted up against each other.
6.  Sprinkle the Glass Glitters and Fragments on the snowflake and set aside.
7.  Glue acetate to the back of the decorative paper panel to cover the snowflake opening. Wrap the decorative paper panel with ribbon and mount to the foam tape.
8.  Stamp sentiment on cream paper with Versamark ink and emboss with Champagne embossing powder.
9.  Diecut using the Fitted Frames B Set and also a larger gold frame.
10.  Glue to the ribbon and add Turquoise Dot Sparklers.

Supplies
Stampendous
CLD05 Winter White
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B Set
FRC01 Fragments Powder Blue
FRC13C Crushed Glass Glitter Royal Blue
FRC02C Crushed Glass Glitter Champagne
EP226 PEARLustre Embossing Powder Champagne
AC672HSQ Turquoise Dot Sparklers
AC672HSG Gold Dot Sparklers
STF082 Onyx Black VersaFine Ink Tsukineko
VM001 VersaMark Ink Tsukineko

Plus
My Colors Cardstock
Cardstock- Cream, Gold
Bo Bunny Decorative Paper
Zip Dry Glue Beacon Adhesives
Foam Tape
Ribbon (unknown brand)

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