11/17/17

Let It Snow Sign

Hi everyone, I'm on the Proxxon blog today with an upcycled winter snow sign.


Use a stencil to draw a snowman on a left over piece of a 12" x 12" panel of  Smoothfoam.


Using the Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter, I quickly cut off what I did not need.  If you haven't tried the Hot Wire Cutter yet, I will tell you that it heats up quickly and then cuts through Smoothfoam like butter. 


After removing the excess panel, I began cutting around the snowman.  The Hot Wire Cutter cuts so smoothly and easily.  Even the tiniest of areas are no problem to cut!  I always save my scraps because you never know when you'll need them!


I had a wood and metal sign that I decided to upcycle so I added gesso to both the snowman and the sign. 


Using Plaid Metallic Paints in Antique Gold, Gunmetal Grey, and Black, I painted both the snowman and the sign. 


Once the sign was dry, I used a stencil with molding paste to add stars to the background.  Then I added molding paste along the bottom to create the snow background.


I then finished the snowman, adding a carrot nose, a scarf, a pompom and holly to his hat.


Let It Snow was die cut from white cardstock.  While still in the dies, I colored the words with Antique Gold Metallic Paint.  The holly was painted with Green Flash and the berries with Red Flash.


Using Beacon Adhesives, I added all the elements to the sign.  Now I am ready for winter.  Are you?



Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Wishing you Blessings with Rinea

Hi everyone, have you checked out the Rinea store yet?  You have to see the new line paper foils now available.  I'm on the Rinea blog today with this fall card.


Using Rinea Ghost Ink, I stamped Leaves from Joy Clair about a panel of Marigold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.


I cut the panel to fit green cardstock, then used the reverse side of the Marigold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper  to add a small strip across the center of the card.  Whisker Graphics twine was wrapped around the panel which was then added to the card.


Next, I die cut assorted leaves using Spellbinder dies.  For dimension, I scrunched the leaves with my fingers.



The phrase was stamped and die cut, matted with a larger die and added to the card with foam adhesives.  The leaves were then added around the phrase.



Don't you love those leaves?


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph



11/16/17

Miss You Lots in purple

I'm on the Rubber Buggy blog today using the Tutti Designs - Rose Branch Frame.  Using white cardstock, I die cut it and adhered it to lavender cardstock using a Nuvo Glue Pen.


I used the Wplus9 - Miss you lots stamp and coordinating Miss you lots die with white cardstock. Then I colored the image with Copic Markers


She was added to the die cut opening on the card front with foam adhesives and the sentiment was slipped behind her.



Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph



11/14/17

ATSM Challenge # 268




Hi everyone.  It's a new challenge at ATSM and this week it's all about Holidays!






I wanted to do something a little different with Santa, so I fussy cut him, added color, then used modeling paste on his beard and for the fur.


Once dry, I added him to to my card with foam adhesives for dimension.



Thanks for stopping by.

Steph




Glory for the JC blog

Hi everyone, I've got 2 different cards on the Joy Clair blog today.  It's new release month and I'm showcasing 2 of the newest stamp sets - Born is the King and 3D Christmas Pointsettia.


 The Born is the King stamp set contains 5 phrases, a dove and assorted leaf branches.


I wanted to keep the card fairly simple to focus on the phrase so, using pattern paper from my stash, I matted it with navy cardstock.  I wrapped a ribbon around the center before adding the panel to the card.  The phrase was stamped on white cardstock, die cut it, then added to a coordinating scalloped die cut which I then added to the card with foam adhesives.


Finally I stamped and fussy cut the dove, adding it to the corner.  To finish, I tied Whisker Graphics twine to the ribbon.

My next card using the lovely 3D Christmas Pointsettia stamp set.  This set consists of assorted sized pointsettia petals as well as leaves, berries and 7 different phrases.  You can mix and match the stamps to create a wide variety of cards.


I began by stamping assorted sized pointsettias on red cardstock in gold ink.  Next, I embossed them with clear embossing powder.


I stamped and fussy cut additional pointsettias.  Then I stamped Merry Christmas in black ink and also embossed it.  After die cutting, I matted it with a larger die then stamped some leaves in green ink.


I added the smaller fussy cut pointsettias to the card with brads then added the panel to the card.  Merry Christmas was then added to the card with foam adhesives. 



What do you think of the new stamp sets?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


Home Sweet Home

Hi everyone, I'm on the Topflight Blog today using fun stamps from Carabelle Studio - Maison House by Zorrette, Indigo Blu - Rain Droplets and Creative Expressions - Home Comforts.


I used the rain droplets as the background, stamping it in blue ink and adding it to a back card.  I wrapped ribbon around the card.


I stamped the House in black ink and colored it with Copic Markers.  I then added some Glossy Accents to the windows.  Once the house dried, I matted it with cardstock and fussy cut the House again, adding it to the card with foam adhesives.


I stamped Home Sweet Home, cutting apart the words and matting with black cardstock.  I then added them to the edges of the house.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

11/13/17

Fall Cards with Clear Scraps

Hi everyone, I'm creating with  the Clear Scraps November kit.   This kit includes a Deco Printer Tray, XL Scallops, Together Word Title, Vine Chip Embellishment and paper from Simple Stories.

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I cut pattern paper to fit my cards matting them with cardstock before adhering to the cards,

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I stamped leaves in from Joy Clair brown ink about the cards.

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I cut apart the Vine Chip so I could create two cards.  I painted the large outer vine with green ink before adding it to the card.  A sentiment was added inside the vine.

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I inked the interior Vine Chip then poured glitter on top.  A sentiment was added to the center.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph



Happy Birthday Butterfly

Hi everyone, it's my turn on the Skipping Stones blog and I've used the Heartsong Stamp set.


Using a left over die cut, I embossed it and lightly inked it.  Adding pattern paper behind the opening, I matted the panel on cardstock.   


I colored the butterfly with Copic Markers then fussy cut it, adding it to the card.  I inserted the phrase behind the butterfly.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


11/10/17

Clear Scraps Printer Tray

Hi everyone, I'm creating with  the Clear Scraps November kit.   This kit includes a Deco Printer Tray, XL Scallops, Together Word Title, Vine Chip Embellishment and paper from Simple Stories.
The Clear Scraps printer trays are so much fun to create with because the possibilities are endless.



I used several of the Simple Stories papers to create the background.  Using the base tray as a template, I cut the papers to fit, then added 3 photos across the center.

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I painted the trays with metallic paint then I used the pumpkin stencil from the October kit to create a design on the top layer with green ink.

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The swirl pattern adds a nice finish to the top layer.

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I glued the layers in place.  For a shaker effect, I added assorted colors and sizes of dew drops in the top section.  FALL was die cut and added in the bottom section.
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Finally, I adhered the acrylic panel and top layer to complete my project.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph





11/8/17

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog today with a new Thanksgiving card.  Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.


I stamped the Harvest Bounty image on white cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.  I selected a square card and created layers with cardstock. 


Orange and green cardstock were perfect for this time of year, coordinating with the stamped image.


Happy Thanksgiving was stamped on white cardstock, die cut and matted with orange cardstock.  It was then placed on the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

11/7/17

Clear Scraps Fall Panel

Hi everyone, I'm working with the Clear Scraps November kit.   This kit includes a Deco Printer Tray, XL Scallops, Together Word Title, Vine Chip Embellishment and paper from Simple Stories.
Fall is finally here and it's time to get Fall home décor out.  This kit has everything you need to create some wonderful Fall pieces.

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Using one of the XL shapes, I painted it with copper paint, in keeping with my fall theme.  I removed the film from one side of the shape at a time to keep the other side clean while I painted the other side.

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Next, I die cut a 9"" circle from one of the included Simple Stories papers to fit the front of the acrylic.  Then I die cut cardstock at 10" to fit the back of the acrylic.

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To decorate I created leaves using white clay from Makin'sⓇ Clay.  I  painted them with assorted Tattered Angels paints and embossed with several embossing folders.



The acrylic word "Together" was painted with Tatterd Angels Copper paint and allowed to dry.

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With all elements ready, it was time to assemble my panel.  I arranged the leaves along the left edge and adhered them with Beacon Adhesives.  Next, I added my photo and the tag blocks which were cut from the Simple Stories collection using foam adhesives for dimension.  I wanted the elements to appear as if they were floating on the page.

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Finally, I used a clothes pin to clip Together to the layout, adding a touch of Beacon Adhesives to the "T" for more stability.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph