Thursday, May 17, 2018

Denim Pocket Happy Birthday

Hi there,

Today I'd like to share with you, my first May Reveal card using the fun Pocket Full of Posies Set 896 along with my homemade denim cardstock!

As soon as I saw this stamp set, I had the idea of using the denim pocket in my card design. I had used the pocket idea many, many years ago when I had photocopied the back pocket of one of my toddler's jeans (the youngest of which is 18 today!!). I had taken several copies of it, and it was tucked at the bottom of my homemade background's drawer. I thought it would be fun to have denim on the background too, so I put a leg of a pair of jeans in my printer and took a copy. Here are the beginnings of the card:

I made my tag using the Memory Box Stitched Main Street Tags, but the tag that was wide enough was not sufficiently long, so I ran it through the Tangerine machine and put a doubled up piece of card at the bottom of the tag, which acted as a stop and then I pulled the tag die down, in order to elongate the die cut. I made two of these elongated tags, so that I would have a backing to the tag, as I wanted to stamp a sentiment on the back and make it sturdier.

On one of the tags, using the Stamp Platform, I stamped the sentiment from another of the May Reveal Sets - Cardinal and Holly Set 895 in Nuvo Clear Mark and then heat setting with Cerulean. A little ribbon of denim was added, when the tag was finished.

Now on to the front of the tag. Using the Stamp Platform again, I stamped the image with Nuvo Clear Mark and then heat embossed with Black Detail.

The background was colored in with Cornflower Blue Embossing Mousse applied with a waterbrush. Then the flowers were colored using an acrylic block and Aquaflow Markers: Spiced Ginger, Lemon Zest, Red Apple and Fresh Green, also being applied with the Nuvo Water Brush.

The stamp was positioned in the Stamp Platform to fit inside the lines of the pocket. This was then stamped in Nuvo Clear Mark and heat embossed with Sienna. This was then fussy cut with the 5" Mini Scissors

This pocket was layered over the stamped pocket with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape. I used the Black Micron Pen to add the little leafy squiggle. Then Tangerine and Butterscotch Microfine Glitters were added to the flowers using the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.

Winter Cranberry Glitter Accents was added to the red centers of the flowers.

I cut out the printed jean pocket with the mini scissors for the front of the card. The back and front of the tags were glued together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

The card base was cut and 1/4" Tear-ific Tape was added around the edges. The denim cardstock was then layered to the center of the card base and both Tangerine and Butterscotch Glitters were applied to the exposed adhesive. The little sentiment was stamped in Nuvo Clear Mark and heat embossed with Cerulean and was then cut out using a small die from the Stitched Main Street Tags. It was attached to the pocket with a little gold brad.The copied pocket was attached to the front panel with Mounting Tape, which would allow the tag to be pulled in and out.

Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops were added to the card for finishing touches.

Here is a list of the Products used in my card today:

Black Detail (EP171), Sienna (EP413),
Memory Box Stitched Main Street Tags
Copic YR16 Marker
Gold Brad
Denim (home copied paper)
Micron 08 Pen
Mounting Tape

Please leave a comment here on my personal blog and also over on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog and that will put you in the running to win a $20 gift certificate to the Sparkle N Sprinkle store.  The winner of the certificate will be announced on the SNS blog and on the SNS Facebook page at the end of the month. You have to leave a comment in both places to be eligible. Good luck!

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge #366: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #165: Add a Flower
Scrapy Land Challenge #90: Anything Goes, using a die cut
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge Blog: Use flowers
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #5: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge #25: Anything Goes
Craft Stamper Take it Make it May Challenge: Anything Goes

I hope you've enjoyed my share today. Thanks again for stopping by!


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Have a Tail Waggin' Day!

Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by today! I'd like to share with you my third April reveal set card, where I chose to use the cute Just me and my Dog Set 892 along with the older Puppy Girl Set 793.

Using the Stamp Platform so I would get good coverage of ink and get the images lined up nicely, I stamped with the Nuvo Hybrid Ink Acorn Brown.

The images were then colored using the new Nuvo Creative Pens, which are Alcohol Markers. I wanted to keep the color palette browns and pinks with just the splash of blue, so the packs of the pens I had on hand covered this just adding in a couple of blue Copic markers.

After the images were colored in, I set to work on the background. I cut a piece of the Craft Perfect Blush Heartbeat specialty paper using the Tonic Guillotine (I found that other cutters just don't cut the fabric paper out crisply). Before layering the piece to the brown card base, I cut out some little hearts using the Tonic Traditional Hearts Layering Basics Die set using the Tonic Tangerine to use as embellishments later.

A white heart was also cut out using the heart die set and then the sentiment was stamped in Nuvo Clear Mark ink and was heat embossed with Teddy Brown, a lovely rich detailed brown embossing powder.

After the sentiment was stamped, it was edged with Pink Sherbet, one of the little inks from the Diamond Hybrid Ink Rose Garden Collection.

I also swiped some of the same ink on to the colored scene and edged it before layering to the Blush Heartbeat paper and then to the brown card base. The little die cut hearts were popped up with Mounting Tape and the sentiment was attached with an Action Wobble, which makes the sentiment "wag". This finished off my card for today.

Hope you've enjoyed seeing how my card was created? Please let me know in the comments below and also over on the SNS Blog in order to be eligible to win the $20 gift certificate to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Store. The winner will be announced at the end of April. Not many people comment in both places, so you have a good chance of winning if you do! Just saying!

Below is the list of product that I used, the majority of which can be found over on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Website:

Just me and my dog Set 892
Puppy Girl Set 793
Teddy Brown (EP187)
Nuvo Clear MarkNuvo Hybrid Acorn Brown
Nuvo DiamondsRose Garden: Pink Sherbet
Nuvo Creative Pens: Natural Browns,Depth & Shadows,
Fair Skin Tones
Stamp Platform
Copic Markers
Tonic Craft Perfect Specialty PaperBlush Heartbeat
Tonic Guillotine
Tonic Tangerine
Tonic Traditional Hearts Layering Basics Die Set
Mounting Foam

I'd love to play along in the following challenges with my card:
Crafty Creations Challenges# 365: Anything Goes
Double D Challenges: Friendship
Crafting from the Heart #203: Anything Goes
Crafty Animals Challenge #13: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #04: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog #24: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday # 332: Anything Goes

Have a great day!


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Calla Lilies with Love!

Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by! Today I'd like to share my second April Reveal project, which highlights the new Calla Lilies Set 888 along with the jar from an older set, Fill the Jar 423. The jar can now be found in the Bugs in a Jar set 510, featuring the Faux no line watercoloring technique, which blogger friend Verna introduced me to.

For this technique you stamp on to normal printer paper, not cardstock, color in your image and then turn the paper over to get the no line effect. So I began with stamping the Calla Lilies with the Hybrid Safari Green ink using the Stamp Platform.

The jar from the Fill the Jar set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black using the Stamp Platform for positioning.

This was then colored in with Copics.

Turning the paper over you will see that the lines are not seen - and it looks like a watercolor painting. You can use the Copic Blender pen to take away any color that is too "outside the lines" if you wish.

I then cut a piece of 3 1/4" x 6 3/4" piece of Super Adhesive Sheet and centered it on to a piece of white cardstock. My image which measured 3" x 6 1/2", was then centered on top of the Super Adhesive Sheet. This gives a sticky edge to which you are going to apply Daisy (GM2019), Margarita (GM2032) and Ocean Breeze (GM2039) Microfine Glitters. After the glitters were applied I used the Tonic Guillotine and cut off the white edge (which served as rigidity) as the panel will be layered to a piece of 7" x 3 1/2" blue cardstock.

Next I cut out the Tonic Mini Moments With Love die, using the Tangerine - once from blue cardstock and twice from white.

Using the Nuvo Medium Glue Pen, I stuck the three die cuts together.

I placed a little strip of adhesive-backed lace to the top of the jar and filled in any remaining adhesive with the Ocean Breeze Glitter.

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive was applied to the Die cut piece and it was adhered to the front of the jar.

Some of the adhesive was also applied to the front of the die cut, not completely covering it and then I added some more of the Ocean Breeze glitter, for a slightly distressed look.

Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard were added to the center of the flowers for extra "pop" and dimension.

and that finished off my project for the day.

Hope you've enjoyed my share today. This really is a fun technique, thanks again Verna for the inspiration! Listed below are the materials I used to make my card today, most of which can be found in the Sparkle N Sprinkle store.

(using Faux no line watercoloring technique)
Recollections Lace on a roll
Copic Markers

Remember to leave a comment here, and then pop over and leave one on the SNS blog and that will get you in the running to win a $20 gift certificate to the store. The winner will be randomly picked from the comments at the end of the month. Good luck!

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Get Creative Challenge #68: No pattern Paper
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge # 50: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #4: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge #24: Anything Goes
Craft Stamper April Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks again for stopping by,