Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge

Hi Everyone!

It's time for Papertrey Ink's June Blog Hop Challenge.  

Here is the photo provided for inspiration:

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I was inspired by the soft, serene look of the photo with the clear bottles and soft colors:

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Using Ocean Tides cardstock as a backdrop, I added vases from Mega Gracious Vases  die cut from vellum.    Overlapping them gives a look of dimension.  Blooms from In Bloom were heat embossed with Blush and Rose Zing embossing powder.  To fit a sentiment in without covering the vases, I trimmed the Ocean Tides panel down and popped it up with foam tape over a white notecard leaving a little area at the bottom.  A sentiment from Healing Touch Sentiments fit perfectly.  

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 Thanks so much for joining me today!

 

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Camp Create 2017: Divine Dry Embossing

 

Hi Everyone!

I'm back with my final project for My Favorite Things' Camp Create 2017.  This time, it's Divine Dry Embossing.

 

I'm back to my graphic ways with this card :).  I used my favorite daisy die--an older set from My Favorite Things for the focal point.  To color the flowers, I blended 3 different MFT inks on the layers.  Normally, dry embossing would mean using an embossing folder, but this time, Stephanie showed us how to use our dies to impress into the card rather than cut.  Another great way to stretch your supplies!

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For the embossing, I used all the circles from  the Inside Out Stitched Circles die set to create the backdrop for the daisy.  I ran them through my Sizzix with no tabs and 2 embossing pads underneath the cardstock panel.  

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I love this look.  It works just like an embossing folder.  I can't wait to see what other dies I can try this technique with!

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Thanks so much for joining me today!

 

 

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Camp Create 2017: Glitzy Glitter

 

Hi Everyone!

We're in the home stretch of all my projects for Camp Create.  I don't think I've ever created this many cards in this short of time, but I'm finding that it's true, the more you create, the more ideas you get.  It's been fun experimenting with different techniques and getting out of my comfort zone.  Today is no exception.  

Glitter is the theme for today's project.  Now, I love the look of glitter, but  I don't usually work with loose glitter on projects.  I have my favorite Glitzy Glitter paper pad that I reach for all the time--all the sparkle, but none of the mess :).   I'll also add glitter to the inside of my shaker cards for more sparkle.  This is about as far as I go.  I saw all the pretty projects Stephanie put together with her glitter, though, and I thought I'd give it a try. 

For this project, I used dies from MFT's Wild Greenery set and framed the card with a square from Stitched Square Frames.  I cut the card down to the size of the square frame.  I like this small size, especially for thank you cards.  

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For the glitter, I heat embossed some Vertigris embossing powder I mixed with holographic embossing powder and used that for the green leaves.  For the gold leaf,  I die cut the leaf onto some Be Creative tape and sprinkled gold glitter onto the sticky side.  That tape is the best for adhering glitter !

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That's it for today.  I'll be back soon with one more project for Camp Create--until then, have a great day!

 

 

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Camp Create 2017: Sensational Sliders

 

Hi Everyone!

Today's challenge for My Favorite Things'  Camp Create is to create a card with an interactive slider element.  This is a new to me project because I really don't tend to do anything interactive on a card other than maybe make a pocket for a gift card.  Because of this, I don't own any types of products to create movement on my cards.  I was able to put something together though, that I think works pretty well and uses the things that I already own.  Always a good thing, right? :).   

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I'll take you through the steps to create this card:

I first cut out a frame using some paper from Tiny Check: Brights and the Inside and Out Stitched Rectangles from My Favorite Things.  I used the first two largest rectangles.

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I adhered the frame to another frame cut with heavier cardstock to give it some strength.   I also used the second largest rectangle to cut out a piece of paper from the Plaids 6x6 pad.  This is the backdrop to the gift card.

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I adhered the plaid piece to the front of a white notecard and put my "gift card" over it.  

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Next, I put foam tape around my frame leaving one end without it.  This will be where the slider goes.

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I then adhered the frame over the top of the plaid piece on the front of the card.

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To create the slider, I cut out a piece of white cardstock with the second largest Inside Out Stitched Rectangle and adhered a file tab from Blueprints 9 to it.  

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I decorated it with all kinds of coffee embellishments from MFT.

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I then tucked it into the frame so it covers the gift card completely.

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You can then, pull the coffee cup or the tab to reveal the gift card!

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Super cute and you can decorate your slider piece to go with whatever gift card you have hiding underneath.

I put a quick little video on my Instagram to show you how it works.  Click here to take a peek.


Thanks for joining me today!

 

 

 

 

 

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Camp Create 2017: Spectactular Shakers

 

Welcome back, Everyone!

I'm back with another project for the My Favorite Things Camp Create challenge.  This time, it's shaker cards.   I love these and haven't made one in awhile, so I was ready to go!

This photo is a little bright, I'm still learning and was trying to fix the glare from the clear acetate over the glasses :).... For the shakers, I die cut the Geek Is Chic glasses onto a white panel cut from the stitched Blueprints 15 rectangle.  I covered the back with clear cardstock, then cut 2 more pairs of glasses from the Rainbow Stripes 6x6 paper pad.  I adhered these over the top of the cut out glasses.  

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To create a place for the shaker material, I placed foam tape in a rectangle behind the glasses on the white panel and filled the space with a large amount of Martha Stewart Hearts and Stars glitter.  I finished it off with a sentiment from MFT's Happy Graduation stamp set and some stars from Stay Tuned.

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Thanks so much for joining me today!

 

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Papertrey Ink Create Along With Us Challenge

Hi Everyone!

It's release week over at Papertrey Ink and I'm joining in with the Create Along With Us Challenge.  This is where you create a project inspired by one of the talented ladies on the design team.  This time, I chose a card from the wonderful Wanda Guess: 

 

The clean and fresh design of her card immediately caught my eye.  I decided to use the same color palette for my card-- Hawaiian Shores and stamped white on Kraft.  I admire Wanda's photography too.  She takes really amazing photos!

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Here's my version:

I used the lovely, Gran's Garden for my florals along with a frame from the Shaker Shapes: Square die.

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The word die is from Big Basic: Thanks and the tiny sentiment is from the Thanks All Ways stamp set.  

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 Papertrey Ink's June release is tonight at 10pm.  You can find all the info over on their blog.

 

Thanks for joining me today!

 

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Camp Create 2017 Day 2: Remarkable Resist

Hi Everyone!

It's Day 2 of Camp Create and today, I have a card that features a resist technique using a heat embossed background.

I first heat embossed MFT's Simply Circles background stamp in white embossing powder on a white card panel.  

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I created the heart stencils using the negative portion of some die cut hearts from MFT's Heart Stax.  I used three different inks to blend the color onto the card panel overlapping the hearts.  

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Here's a closer look at the heat embossing.  I love how the heat embossed background resists the ink.   This is a really fun technique!

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Be sure to visit My Favorite Things' blog to see more of Camp Create and all the fun techniques that are demonstrated.

 

See you soon!

 

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Camp Create 2017--Day 1: Wonderful Watercolor

 

 

Hi Everyone!

I'm so excited because this week is My Favorite Things' Camp Create week.  It's a whole week of challenges where you get to practice some fun techniques and have a chance to win prizes.  This is my first time, and I'm so excited to jump in and get creative.  

It's Day One and the challenge is to create a watercolor background.  Here's what I came up with:

 

I used my Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor palette with a flat brush to create a shimmery background on black cardstock.  I used from the top down: Light Gold, Champagne Gold and White Gold.  I used even more shimmer on the diamond die cuts by brushing them with a Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen.  

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Here's a closer look.  It was hard to capture all the sparkle in the photo, but it was really sparkly!

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Be sure to visit My Favorite Things' blog for all the info on Camp Create 2017.  They have great videos featuring daily techniques and lots of chances to win prizes.  The deadline is June 22 to create all the projects so there's plenty of time to join in!  I'll be back soon with more Camp Create projects.  

 

Have a great day!

 

 

 

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CASology Challenge: Insect

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a card for the CASology Challenge where the cue word is "insect".  I took a deep dive into my collection to create this card.  I actually don't have a lot of insect stamps besides butterflies.  

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I was kind of going for a graphic French Country look (I think, LOL!) with the blue, yellow and white along with the bee theme.  I'm not sure if I pulled it off or not, but I think it's cute. Great for a "welcome to the neighborhood" basket or something like that!

 

Here's the "aerial view"

 

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It was fun breaking out some older supplies this time.  I think everything on this card is over 5 years old and finally got some much needed love.

 

Thanks for joining me today!

 

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CAS(E) this Sketch-You Make Me Happy

Hi Everyone!

I'm playing along with the current CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge this week.  I love a cluster pattern--there are so many things you can do with it using small stamps or shapes.  For this one, I chose to follow the sketch pretty much as is, but then put a focus on color.  

 

I finally got to try out my new Pretty Pink Posh Blissful Butterflies stamp.  This time, for color, I broke out my Sakura GellyRoll Metallic pens.  Not something I use that often, but I thought they would be fun to use in the lines of my  heat embossed butterfly image.  I added a little bit of my Zig brush pens with water for some depth.  That paint swish of color is meant to mimic the strip of white down the left side of the sketch.  This was a stamp from My Favorite Things' Jumbo Abstract Art.

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 I did some more cutting apart of my stamps with one of the sentiments from Lawn Fawn's Happy Happy Happy.  I've been doing this a lot more lately.  It gives so many more options when using sentiment stamps.


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Thanks so much for joining me today!

 

 

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