Friday, October 13, 2017

Halloween is in the Air

Halloween is in the Air


I started this card by trimming down this black and white striped paper for my base panel.


I took a smaller water color panel and used the traditional Halloween colors. . . . I topped it with some FineTec Iridescent watercolors to give it some shimmer.


I used the Jack O' Layers set and stamped out this great Jack O' Lantern. 
I decided to used shades of grey for this one.

I layered up my panels and added my sentiment from the Love is in the Air set. I cut the word Halloween from some adhesive vinyl and added that above my stamped sentiment.

I also used the Don't Forget Fall set to add the corner spider webs and creepy little spiders! I love those! I then added a few black enamel dots to finish up the card.


Thank you so much for stopping by

 Now, Get Out There and Create Something Amazing!! 



Friday, October 6, 2017

PLAN WITH ME VIDEO OCTOBER 9TH THRU OCTOBER 15TH - HAPPY FALL

PLAN WITH ME VIDEO
OCTOBER 9TH THRU OCTOBER 15TH  - HAPPY FALL

Hello! This week I will be using one of the new releases from 
Strawberry Jude Stamps, Falling with Fox and Raccoon.

This week I will be back home in Montana! 
One of my little sisters is getting married!

This week is going to be very open, I want to be able to note what we do each day we are there.
I still want to keep track of a few things like my steps and my water intake but  that's about it!






Stamps available at:

Strawberry Jude Stamps also offers a free printable planner.
They just added a horizontal and a hourly layout!
There are lots of different layouts and printable pages available. 


Now, Get Out There and Create Something Amazing!! 



Monday, October 2, 2017

I'd Roast Marshmallows

I'd Roast Marshmallows



I started this card by using my mini misti and stamping out the Mallow layering set from Strawberry Jude Stamps. This set is actually pretty easy to use and give you some great images! After stamping them I fussy cut them out.

 

I decided I wanted some glitz on my card so I found a silhouette file for the fire and covered it in matching glitter. . . quite a mess!

 

I die cut my banner and used white heat embossing powder on my sentiment.

 

I die cut a base panel from an embossed black card stock and put my glittery fire at the base. I attached both my sentiment banner and my roasted marshmallows with foam tape. I added some matching sequins to my sentiment banner and since my fire is all glittery I added a few black matte sequins to the card.

 

I loved how this turned out!


This card is part of Snarktoberfest
Lots of snarky cards and a few giveaways! Make sure you check it out!

I will also be entering this card in the 

Now, Get Out There and Create Something Amazing!! 



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Heavy Metal Thanks

Heavy Metal Thanks


The Monday challenge over as Simon Says Stamp is Heavy Metal. . . . I knew right away that I wanted to use tin foil! I pulled a piece off, doubled it up and ran it through my Cuttlebug in an embossing folder. I love how it looks! I then cut it down and layered it onto my base panels. 



Then I used this layering Watercolor Roses stamp set and I did the flowers in grey shades and used a pearl embossing powder on the last layer, I think it kinda makes it look metallic. 


I adhered the flowers along the bottom corners and die cut a sentiment and added a few black sequins.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:







Now, Get Out There and Create Something Amazing!! 


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Love

Love




I started by die cutting my base panel out of black card stock. I prepped it for embossing and stamped the word love first. I used a pearl embossing powder so that it was kinda soft, not a start contrast that white embossing would have given. Then I stamped and embossed the roses underneath.

After I embossed my panel it was looking a little like a chalk board so I went over my panel with my black distress ink blender. I didn't add any more ink to the blender, just used what was already in my sponge from the last time I used it. . . It made a big difference.



I colored this using FineTec Iridescent watercolors. . . . 
they are so different when you use them on black paper! 
They are not what I expected them so be.



Since all my painting on this card is shimmery 
I added a few black matte sequins to finish up my card.

I love how this turned out.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


I created this card using two stamp sets from Strawberry Jude Stamps



Now, Get Out There and Create Something Amazing!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

PLAN WITH ME VIDEO SEPTEMBER 18TH THRU SEPTEMBER 24TH - CACTUS

PLAN WITH ME VIDEO
SEPTEMBER 18TH THRU SEPTEMBER 24TH - CACTUS

This week I will be using a combination of stamps and stickers. All the stamps are from Strawberry Jude Stamps and the decorative set is Stand Tall. I will be using stickers from Stickeriffic, Bubba Bear Studios, Little Star Plans and Chic Street Sticker Boutique.



Stamps available at:

Strawberry Jude Stamps also offers a free printable planner.
They just added a horizontal and a hourly layout!
There are lots of different layouts and printable pages available. 

Now, Get Out There and Create Something Amazing!! 


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Secret Ingredient

Happy Birthday Secret Ingredient



So this is my attempt to do a CAS card. . . . 

I took a small watercolor panel that I had left over and stamped the  cupcake in the middle. I used Zig Clean Color markers and a water brush to color the cupcake and used a glitter Gelly roll pen to put some glitter on the frosting. I used a Gelly roll souffle pen to color the flame.

I stamped the sentiment on the bottom corner and colored in the little heart. Then I decided to make it a birthday card. I stamped half  a birthday sentiment and used a die cut for the happy. I covered that in a grey wink of stella marker.

I put my panel on my base panel at an angle and added a few shimmery clear sequins.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:






Thank you so much for stopping by!

Now, Get Out There and Create Something Amazing!! 


Friday, September 8, 2017

Pop Up Twist Card Technique : Camping Day

Hello! 


I decided to do another technique video.

YouTube Link
https://youtu.be/8XiTBY_tTco

This time I show you how to make a pop up twist card.
This card is really easy to make, despite all the steps involved. 
And the more you make the easier they get!

Here are the base panels that you will need to make this card:



Twist Mechanism -
10 3/4 inches x 8.5 inches 
Basically you take a 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and trim 1/4 of an inch of the long side.

Inner Panels
3 3/4 inches x 5 inches
You will need two of these, they are optional.
They will go inside your card, they can be decorative paper or a plan paper for you to write on.

Folded Panel
2 3/4 inches x 11 inches
This is the center of your card and what you will decorate.

Decorative squares 
These are also optional, it really depends on how you want to decorate the inside of your card.
2 1/2 inches Square - Base Layer
You will need 4 of these

2 1/4 inches Square - Top Layer
You will need 4 of these

Other items:
Top Folding Card Base 
Large Score board
Scoring tool
Bone Folder
Scissors
Paper Trimmer
 Ruler 
Strong Adhesive
Decorative Items

First lets work on the Twist Mechanism.

Place your 10 3/4 x 5 1/2 paper on your scoreboard with the long edge at the top. 
We want to score this at 5 3/8 inch - In half



Then turn the paper to the short edge is at the top. 
We are going to score at 2 1/4 inches, 4 1/4 inches, and 6 1/4 inches


Fold paper in half, make a mark 1 inch from the fold on the edge of the paper on both ends.
Then on the score lines on each end mark 1 1/4 inches. 
Trace a line from the spot on the edge to the spot on the score line. 
Now you will cut up the score line and across the traced line. 
You should end up with something that looks like a T.


Unfold your paper. we are going to take the left side and fold it onto the top so that both score lines in the middle meet. This will also create a 90 degree angle with the other score line at the bottom. 
Then we repeat this for the right side. It is very important to get this fold correct. I use a lighter weight card stock so that I can get it to fold nicely.


Now with the paper open you can kind of see that the sides make arrows


We want to push together and pinch the sides so that it folds up and creates a little house.


                                                                                                                                                                                  
Now, if you choose to use the inner panels they need to be trimmed to fit the house shape we now have. Mark each long side at 1 3/4 inches and mark the top short side at 1 7/8 inches.Then using the marks as guides cut off the corners creating your house shape. Now you can adhere these panels on to the twisting mechanism.


Now we can place our twist mechanism into our card base. It is suggested to use a really good strong adhesive for this part, this part of the card really gets a lot of stress when opening and closing the card. I will be using score tape. When placing the twist mechanism in the card there should be a little bit of a border at the bottom and that will make sure that your tip is placed properly.



Lets score the inner folded panel
Place the  2 3/4 x 11 panel on your scoreboard with the long edge at the top.
We want to score at 2 3/4 inches, 5 1/2 inches and 8 1/4 inches
This will get folded into a "W"



Lets decorate this before putting it in the card. This is where you would use your decorative panels.I made base panels and then I cut and colored some images to put on the panels, basically I am decorating the inside of the card instead of the outside. I did cut front panels that go with the card theme. . . you don't want to have a blank front!


Now, lets place the panel into the card. Open your card. On the bottom left tab and the top right tab we will place a piece of score tape. Remove the backing paper on the left side, place the inner folded panel in the middle of the bottom edge, lined up with the edge of the twist mechanism, with the fold on the top, inside the card. Gently close the card making sure that the score tape adheres to the folded panel. Now flip your card over and open it. Remove the backing from the score tape and this time you need to make sure that as you close the card the folded panel is tucked under the tab with the score tape. 

Ta-da! All done! Now you can amaze your friends with wondrous pop up twist cards!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Now, Get Out There and Create Something Amazing!! 

Stamp Sets Used: