Monday, May 27, 2019

Bee Happy Reveal Wheel Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have a Reveal Wheel Card to share with you today, using Lawn Fawn's Reveal Wheel Card and the Honey Bee Stamps Bee Hive Box die set.

This card is a tall card measuring approximately 7 1/2 inches high. To be able to incorporate the reveal wheel die on this card I partially die cut the top part of the reveal wheel die and then move the die down and die cut the bottom portion of the die,



Here is a quick video to see the card in action.


For the background of this card I used Distress Oxides blending three different colors together. 


Along the bottom of the card I added grass borders which are from Karen Burniston's Nature Edges die set.


To decorate my card I used stamps and dies from Honey Bee Stamps. I die cut the Bee Hive from white cardstock and then colored using copic makers to get a wood effect.


Here is a look at each of the 4 different sentiments which are revealed when you turn the wheel at the side of the card.

I used sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Bee-You-Tiful Sentiments and Hi Honey Clear Stamp sets.


For the inside of my card I added sentiments from the Hi Honey Clear Stamp set and added bees which is a freebie stamp/die set that I received with my order.


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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Bloom Flower Pot Card


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a shaped card I created using some of the new Honey Bee Stamps products released in April.

The flower pot, pull tab and flowers are all from the Flower Pot Card die set. I die cut the flower pot and pull tab from orange cardstock and the front of the flower pot again from patterned paper and then adhered them together to form a flower pot pocket.

I decorated the top of the pull tab using the flowers from the set.


I added the bloom die cut sentiment to the front of the flower pot and then added the other part of the sentiment using the Bloom Sentiment Clear Stamp set.

To finish off my card I added two bees which are a little freebie I received with my order to the top of the flowers using acetate so it appears like they are flying around the flowers, and a third bee above the sentiment.

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Cheers


Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Maryann Einam our challenge hostess for the month finishes off the month with one last challenge.

According to the days of the year calendar it is wine day, create a card with this in mind.


For my card today I pulled out my MFT Stamps Wine Glass Shaker Window Die-namics to create a shaker card. I added two different shades of red sequins into the shaker pouch. 

I added the "Cheers" sentiment die cut to the bottom of the glasses, die cutting it three times from gold cardstock and layering the die cuts together. 

To finish off the front of the card I added some Clear Acrylic Heart embellishments.


For the inside of my card I used Karen Burniston's Circle Tag Book Pop-up to add a pop-up feature to the inside of my card.

I added two more of the wine glasses to either side of the card.


On the circle panels I added the "Cheers To You" sentiment from the Ranger Letter It Birthday Die Set.

I also added a wine bottle and glass which is from Karen Burniston's Wine Charms die set.


The two wine themed sentiments I added on this side of the card are from the Art Impressions Wine Tasters stamp set.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.



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Friday, May 24, 2019

Class of '19


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another Graduation card using some of the new Divinity Designs products from the May Release.

When I saw the Graduation hats (mortarboards), I could see them all being flung in the air once all the graduates have been given their diplomas. So for my card today I decided to create a Waving Pop-up card. The mortarboards are attached to a piece of acetate in the middle of the card so that they move when the card is opened and closed.




Here is a quick video to see my card in action.


I used the Grad die set to create this card which includes the mortarboard and all the die cut sentiments. I also used the Long and Lean Numbers for the "19" and The Future Stamp set for the stamped sentiments.


Both sentiments were layered using the Double Stitched Ovals and Ovals die sets. 



The woodgrain paper is from Divinity Designs Weathered Wood Collection. Each of the woodgrain panels were die cut using the Double Stitched Rectangles die set.


I kept the front of the card simple, seeing the focus is on the inside of the card. I added the Congratulations sentiment which is also from the Grad die set and another mortarboard.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

You Are Turtley Awesome


Hi Crafty Friends,

t's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. As challenge hostess for the month, I continue to issue the challenges.

Our challenge this week is to create a card using at least one die.


Apparently today is also Turtle Day, and as I had a turtle stamp set I purchased from Hero Arts sitting on my desk waiting to be played with I decided to incorporate that stamp set on my card today.

I have again be playing with my Alcohol Pearl inks I received at the end of last month. I am totally or should I say turtley in love with these inks. This time around I used the two blues and two green inks and Yupo cardstock on my panels so that they resembled grass & sky.

I then used Sunny Studio Stamps Dapper Diamonds Embossing Folder to emboss each of the panels and sanded the raised area to reveal some of the white.

I created a belly band and added on oval to create my turtle scene on the front of the card.


For the inside of the card I have used MFT Stamps Shutter Card Components die to create a Gatefold Shutter Card.


Here you can see when the card is partially open and the image in the top centre is only 
partly seen.


And one last photo of the front of the card with the belly band removed.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:



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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Make A Wish Upon A Starfish


Hi Crafty Friends,

My card today is for a challenge I do with a couple of friends of mine. Each month we challenge each other to create something using supplies we all own.

This month our challenge is to create a card using any Tim Holtz product. This could include Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, Alcohol Inks, Stencils, Stampers Anonymous Stamps etc etc .... lots of options for this one.


As I recently received my order of the new Alcohol Pearl inks, I decided to use those for the challenge this month. I love the pearl finish these have on a card and I can already tell I will be using these a lot!

So far I have been having fun playing with a technique that Jennifer McGuire shared back in March where she applied a long piece of felt to a protractor or stamp block and added the alcohol pearl ink to the edge of the felt and then swiped it over the card a number of times until you get the look you want. You can see her tutorial here. When I was making a card recently for an upcoming challenge, I noticed that I could apply the alcohol pearl inks to normal cardstock using this method. As I had so many panels to ink up for the card I was creating today, I decided to use normal white cardstock rather than Yupo Paper to save my Yupo. Please note that the inks don't move on this cardstock for other alcohol ink techniques, just the swiping method.


For my card today I decided to pull out my Crafter's Companion Square Twist Card which makes a Pop Up Book Card. 

For my background panels, I applied Tranquil, Celestial & Sublime Alcohol Pearl Inks to a long piece of felt attached to a protractor and swiped it over my cardstock continually until I got the look I wanted. I then used the large background stamp from the Honey Bee Stamps Ocean Borders Clear Stamp set using white embossing powder. These were then die cut using the layering dies from the Square Twist Card.

To decorate my card I used Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Mermaids Clear Stamp set.


For the front of my card I added another background panel and then added a circle to the lower left hand corner of the card.

I added a sand base to this circle using Lawn Fawns Stitched Hillside Border. This was colored using Alcohol Pearl Inks in Alchemy and Mineral.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sending You My Love


Hi Crafty Friends,

I have another card to share with you all today, using the Alcohol Pearl Inks.

To create my background I used Alcohol Pearl Inks in rainbow order using the swiping technique Jennifer McGuire shared a few months ago. You can see her technique here

On top of the rainbow panel I layered Hero Arts Flower Garden Fancy Die which I die cut using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front, and adding Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over the top.

I colored clear rhinestones using the same colors of Alcohol Pearl Inks that I used on the background adhering them onto the card over the flower that was over the relevant color on the background.

To finish the front of the card I added a sentiment from Altenew's Dotted Blooms Clear Stamp set.


I added a rainbow panel to the left side of the inside of the card, and also die cut a bunch of the flowers from the Flower Garden Fancy die I used on the front, cutting out just a few.

I added a birthday sentiment to the top right hand side of the card.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

7th Birthday




Hi Crafty Friends,

I have been waiting a couple of months for the new Pearl Alcohol Inks to finally make their way down to Australia! Well they have finally arrived and I couldn't wait to play with them.

For my first card I created a rainbow background using seven of the new colors. Once the alcohol inks were dry I embossed the card using Sunny Studio Stamps Quilted Hearts Embossing Folder and then sanded the embossed area to reveal the white yupo paper.


I used Divinity Designs A2 Center Step Card and A2 Centre Step Layers die set to create my card. To decorate the card I used the Stampendous Birthday Kids Clear Stamp set. Along the bottom of the card I added the Birthday Edge'ables die from Crafter's Companion.


For the inside of my card I added another striped of Pearl Alcohol inked Yupo Paper along the bottom of the card and then added two sentiments and the three balloons from the Birthday Kids Clear Stamp set.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Best Dad Ever


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a card I created for Divinity Designs Color Combo Design Team Challenge. This month the colours to be used are Medium  Blue, Cherry and Bright Blue. For more inspiration from the Divinity Designs Design Team visit the Divinity Design blog.



For my card today I created a Father's Day using the new Couture Collection die set. 

To decorate the tie I used the Arrows Stencil, embossing it onto the tie and then adding some red ink over the top.

I added a sentiment to the lower pocket, using one of the sentiments from the Best Dad Ever stamp set and using one of the rectangles from the Double Stitched Rectangles to die cut the sentiment. I adhered it to the pocket so it could resemble a card or piece of paper which is inside the pocket.


For the inside of the card, I added the left over stripe of cardstock to the left side of the card. This was left over after die cutting the paper for the shirt on the front.

I added two sentiments from the Best Dad Ever stamp set which is layered using the Ovals & Scalloped Ovals die sets.

Don't forget to check out the Divinity Designs Blog, so you can see what the other Design Team members created for this challenge.
Thanks for visiting my blog today!



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