Monday, September 14, 2020

Get Your Autumn On!

 Are you ready for some glimmer and shine?!

September is here and we are going to get our autumn on with some bright and shiny glimmer foil! Get all the details on the video. 

The Picot Petite Rectangles coordinate beautifully with the Essential Rectangle dies and Glimmer Hot Foil plates. I used the glimmer plates with the Picot Petite dies here on this 5x7 card. 

Even the sentiment is a glimmer hot foil form the Glimmer of the Month kit from last year. Just look at how well that border of foiled dots goes with the die cut rectangle!

The Aura foiled Scattered Dot background is beautiful too!

Loving on the Fall Flora dies from last year too. Using old and new stuff together is my fav!

Thanks for stopping! I hope you have been inspired and are now running to your craft room. Or at least filing away some ideas for your next crafting moment. 

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Picot Around the World

Let's play with the new release from Spellbinders, the Picot Petite Ovals dies by Becca Feeken. 

 

 

Check out the video for the complete details on these cards. 

I love how the Picot Petite dies coordinate with the Essential line of dies and glimmer hot foil plates, sooo many possibilities!

 I did use the August 2020 Spellbinders card kit Around the World on these cards. 

Some tiny airplanes from the kit stamp set finish off this card. 


These are both 5x7 cards, and the largest Picot Petite dies fit on this size very well.

More stamping with the kit stamps in the background with some White Sating Pearl embossing. Look at the detail on this die cut!

The sentiment stamps are from the Super Chill stamp set from the June or July 2019 card kit of the month. That island silhouette is also from the Around the World kit, as is all of the patterned paper used on these cards. 

I even added the island to the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by, and a special thank you to all of you that use my affiliate links. I really appreciate it. 

Come back again is a couple days for another post and video featuring the Picot Petite dies, this time it with be the Rectangles!

Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Festival of Fall: Harvest Goodness

 

 

Playing with Distress Oxides to create a vibrant background!

The Crafty Festival of Friends is doing another series of hops on all the social media platforms. This time it is a Festival of Fall, and the theme this week is Harvest Goodness. I love the variety of produce that emerges in the fall, such a feast for the senses! If you have a garden, you are probably up to your ears in yummy stuff that you now need to preserve. If you don't have a garden, you may be having garden envy, or fending off zucchini from everyone you know, lol!


The Friendship Farms stamps and dies from Concord and 9th are the perfect way to bring that fall vibe to life.  I added the Woven Plaid background to this card for a warm touch. It is already cold here in northern Minnesota. The high today was 56! Much too early for this. But it is never too early for pumpkins and plaid!

You can watch me create this card from start to finish here.


The distress oxides made quick work of the stamping, with a rustic look. If you want a smoother look,  use a dye ink and probably a MISTI for the best images. 

The pumpkin was diecut from some cardstock I have in my stash that I had done ink smooshing with Carved Pumpkin and Spiced Marmalade. I plan to keep some available all the time, because it is amazing!

I did use a dye ink for the plaid stamping for a more subtle and crisp stamping. I made sure to dry the ink well with my heat tool before doing the copper heat embossing.


I had created larger than needed panels with my stamping, and used the leftovers inside the card. The cardbase is a cream speckled cardstock from my stash. If you have been stamping for a while, I am sure you have some version of this style cardstock tucked away. Autumn is the perfect time to pull it out, it adds a warm and cozy feeling to your projects. And there is something to be said about combing white and cream on a project.

The rest of the blog roll is at the end of this post, so don't forget to check it out.

If you are interested in the supplies I used, I have provided links below.

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 Blog Roll:

Tania Cordie          blog

Tanya Boser.          blog        instagram       video

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Picot Petite Dies!

 

 
Spellbinders has a new release from Becca Feeken, and they are amazing!! A new staple for my craft room.
 
 
Check out this video with all the details!
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

PCC 392: This is My Costume


Are you ready for a field of pumpkin projects? I know I am! But then, I love squash of all kinds. So yummy, and pretty!

I was able to get my self organized enough to participate in the Paper Craft Crew Challenges this week. I think I deserve a gold star!


The Paper Craft Crew has a great sketch challenge this. I played a little fast and loose with it, but then a sketch is supposed to be a jumping off point. Click on the link to see more inspiration, and to add your project to the challenge. 

 


 I got a new pumpkin set from The Rabbit Hole Design, and I had to play with it. I also had this background leftover from another craft session, and it looks perfect here! I created that background with the Trinity Stamps Slimline Space Swirls stencil and Distress Oxide inks. Video here:


 

The pumpkin was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then clear heat embossed on watercolor paper, then colored with Daniel Smith watercolors.


Some fun glitter cardstock die cut foliage accents add a great autumn accent. I also used the Candy Corn Shot sequin mix from Picket Fence Studios, so appropriate!!


If you are interested in the supplies I used, I have provided links below.

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Friday, September 4, 2020

Cats, Three Ways

 

It is feeling like sweater weather here already, the last sips of summer will be gone soon. And that putts me in the mood for these warm yellows and oranges with copper and brass accents.


You can watch me create all of these cards in this video. 


 This all starts because I need a cat themed birthday card for work, which means these are all going to be 5x7 cards.  I searched out a good stamp set with multiple cats, and I found the Hero Arts: Knitting set. 


First I stenciled a panel of yellow cardstock with Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon, and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxides. 

Then the cats were stamped in Versamark and Bras heat embossed.


The HB is from Concord and 9th: All the Birthdays stamps and dies, and is die cut from Tonic Studios Rose Platinum mirror card. Gorgeous!

I attempted to stamp the cats inside the card with the Hero Arts Ombre Autumn ink pad and messed up. So that card base was turned into two front panels with cats stamped all over. 

This one gets the same treatment as the first card. Look at those cats! I think the one in the scarf is my favorite.


The last card has double the fun with both backgrounds used. The panels are die cut with the Honey Bee Stamps A7 Double Stitched Rectangles, which is my favorite for A7 cards. 


I love how the inks, embossing powder, and mirror card all complement each other so well! And that this is a great gender neutral design. 

Are you going to give any of this a try? I would love to hear about it! Leave me a comment below. 

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Festival of Fall: New Starts

 

Fall is almost here, in the northern hemisphere. And for those in the southern hemisphere, spring is about to blossom! I love the transition seasons, and there are so many wonderful reason why.  Lots of New Starts, so that is our opening gambit for the Festival of Fall!

My Crafty Festival of Friends and I are doing another series of blog hops. This one is every 2 weeks on a Friday, and it spans a whole lot of stuff. Be sure to subscribe to us all to be sure to catch all of the projects. 


Want to see the creation process? Watch this video!
 


 This is  a super simple card. Stamped and Copic colored image with a white heat embossed sentiment popped on top of this 5x7 card.


The shoe image is from Picket Fence Studios: Walk, Crawl, Run

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp: Fall Frenchies- a favorite of mine. 


The sentiment inside is from My Favorite Things: Be an Original, which is full shoe references.


This is my first effort at creating a shaker pocket with upcycled stamp packaging and a bag sealing tool. Check out that video at the beginning of this post to see the process. 


I recently got several cardstock packs from Tonic Studios, including several mirror cardstocks. Seems the perfect time to use them with the layered sentiment dies from Honey Bee Stamps: Special Teacher!

This is Spring Silver mirror card, layered into white and vellum cardstocks. 

The sub-sentiment on the front and inside are from the Honey Bee Stamps: Special Teacher stamp set- gold heat embossed. 


This time, I had a play with the Spellbinders Glimmer of the Month kit: Have a Crafty Day glimmer plates. The kit has on large background and several sentiment plates in this kit. I used the background plate with the Prism foil to create this background on a light pink cardstock. 

The foiling resists ink, so I was  able to ink blend the panel with Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, and  Spun Sugar Distress  inks. Add some spritzing with Pearlized water, and you have a lovely background!


This mirror cardstock is Petal  Pink, which is another holographic paper that ranges from purple to pink- love it! So many colors it will work with!


That Honey Bee Stamps: Special Teacher set has loads of great sentiments, and I used a few more on this card, also heat embossed. 

I am so glad you stopped by! Be sure to check out the rest of the hop, the full list of stops is at the end of this post. 

Thank you to everyone that has used my affiliate links. I really appreciate it! Leave me a comment to let me know if you made a purchase with my links, and I will send you a card!

Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.


 

 

 

Blog Roll:


  • Tania Cordie            blog
  • Marcia Caradinta     blog     Instagram
  • Tanya Boser             blog     Instagram      video
  • Jenny Hall                blog     Instagram     

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