Monday, October 16, 2017

A Moving Halloween Card!

I've been MIA with dental woes and just a lot of not-so-fun life stuff. But I'm back and I have good news! I'm now on the design team for The Stamp Doctor! I've never been really good at paper engineering (all that pesky measuring and math stuff), but love cards that move and have interesting folds, so I was delighted to get my hands on the Flip Flop die.

Here's my first project (and my first video), using the Flip Flop die (The Stamp Doctor) with Kitty Skirt (Stampendous) and the Mini Branches Reversed stencil (The Crafter's Workshop).

video

Here's the unopened card:

And the opened card:


Kitty Skirt was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts), colored with Copic markers, then trimmed to fit the card.

Cardstock was die-cut with the Flip Flop die, folded per the enclosed directions, then Black Soot Distress ink (Ranger) was sponged over the Mini Branches Reversed stencil. Old crusty Remnant Rubs (Idea-ology) were used to add the "Happy Halloween) sentiment and the dangling spider. A piece of old Graphic 45 cardstock provided the cat Halloween quote. 

The panel was adhered to the front of the card, all edges were sponged with Black Soot Distress ink, and I called it done. I could NOT believe how quick and easy it was to create a moving card with the Flip Flop die. You definitely need to get this die now and to check out all the other fabulous dies and stamps available at The Stamp Doctor!

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

A Sweet Gift Card!

I don't know about you, but I tend to give a lot of cards containing gift cards during the holiday season. Here's one  with  Sweet Holly Penguin (FRA-DIE-10309) and Gift Card Corner Holder (FRA-DIE-10301).

Outside

Inside:

Sweet Holly Penguin was die-cut from white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. Several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) were added to the Sweet Holly Penguin's holly berries to make 'em dimensional and shiny.

Old patterned paper was layered and Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops (Tonic Studio) was added to the seam between the papers and to the grey and blue dotted paper. The Sweet Holly Penguin was adhered and more Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drop were added underneath him so he appeared to be on icy, snowy ground. 

White cardstock was cut to two 4" x 5.25" panels. The image panel was matted with one of them, then adhered adhered to an ice blue card.

The second trimmed white panel was die-cut with the Gift Card Corner Holder die, then adhered to the inside of the blue card. An Starbucks gift card was added to illustrate the way the Gift Card Corner Holder works.

A scrap of the icy blue cardstock was die-cut with the the sentiment "A Gift" from the Gift Card Corner Holder die set, then adhered to the card front to finish the card.

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Christmas Cardinals

Here's another holiday card with the Modern Cardinals (FRA-DIE-10308) die set from Frantic Stamper's September release.



Both cardinals from the the Modern Cardinals die set were die-cut from red textured specialty paper (FiberMark). The mask, beak, and eyes were die-cut from black, yellow, and white cardstock respectively. The red portions of cardinal were edged with a dark red Copic marker, then the both Modern Cardinals were assembled.

Patterned paper was layered and silver foil border stickers were adhered over the seams. Silver Metallic Leafing pen (Krylon) was run along all four sides to edge the card front. The cardinals were adhered to the card front.

Another piece of red textured specialty paper was adhered to 5.5" square card and the card front was adhered to complete the piece.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Happy Holidays!

Here's the third holiday card with the Truck Tidings Cling Stamp and Die set (Stampendous)


The truck and the gift pile from the Truck Tidings set were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts), colored with Copic markers, die-cut with their corresponding dies, then edged with a black marker. The headlight was coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen to add glassy dimension and shine.

Hickory Smoke Distress ink (Ranger) was sponged over the Cityscape stencil (The Crafter's Workshop) onto patterned paper. The paper was then trimmed and edged with more Hickory Smoke Distress ink. The Happy Holiday sentiment from Christmastime Remnant Rubs sheet (Idea-ology) was added to the top of the stenciled paper. Road-patterned washi tape was adhered along the bottom of the stenciled patterned paper, then the panel was matted with coordinating patterned paper.

A small scrap of vellum was adhered behind the truck's open window and the pile of gifts was adhered slightly behind the truck's bed. The truck was adhered to the card front as shown. The card front was adhered to an A2 card.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Season's Greetings



The truck and the gift pile from the Truck Tidings set were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts), colored with Copic markers, die-cut with their corresponding dies, then edged with a black marker. The headlight was coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen to add glassy dimension and shine.

White cardstock was die-cut with the Stitched Valley dies (Die-namics), colored with Copic markers, then adhered to piece of patterned paper from a 6x6 pad. Road-patterned washi tape was adhered along the bottom of the patterned paper.

A small scrap of vellum was adhered behind the truck's open window and the pile of gifts was adhered slightly behind the truck's bed. The truck was adhered to the card front as shown. The card front was adhered to an A2 card.

Grey cardstock was die-cut with the Season's Greetings die (Elizabeth Craft Designs) and adhered to the top right to finish the card.

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Merry Christmas


I submitted a trio of cards using the Truck Tidings Cling Stamp and Die set (Stampendous). Unfortunately, they were not picked up for publication, though the cards themselves were then donated to charity by the publication. So, it's a win of sorts. That means that I can share the cards now, which is a good thing since I've been kept away from my craftroom because of  the renovation of my house and my mouth. Neither project has been much fun.

The truck and the tree from the Truck Tidings set were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts), colored with Copic markers, die-cut with their corresponding dies, then edged with a black marker. The ornaments on the tree were touched with a Clear Stardust marker (Sakura) to add a touch of bling to them. The ornaments, headlight, and the side mirror were all coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen to add glassy dimension and shine.

Bundled Sage Distress ink (Ranger) was sponged over the fir tree on the Woodland Mini Layering Stencil (Stamper's Anonymous) onto patterned paper from a 6x6 pad in a repeating manner, varying the darkness of the ink. The patterned paper was edged with Bundled Sage and Hickory Smoke Distress inks. Road-patterned washi tape was adhered along the bottom of the patterned paper. The stenciled patterned paper was adhered to a card.

A small scrap of vellum was adhered behind the truck's open window and the tree was adhered slightly behind the truck's bed. The truck was adhered to the card front as shown.

Grey cardstock was die-cut with the Merry Christmas dies (All Occasions) and the sentiment was added to finish the card.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Here's a Halloween card featuring the ever-so-dapper Skelly Tonn from the Randi Dandi Halloween Series 1 Collection of Rick St. Dennis rubber stamps available exclusively at I Brake for Stamps.


Skelly Tonn was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) and colored with Copic markers. The tip of his cigarette, eyes, and nose apertures of the skulls on his bowtie and fashionable cufflink received dabs of Red, Orange, and Yellow Spica Glitter pens(Copic). The skulls, buttons, and his cigarette holder were coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) to add dimension and shine. The Skelly Tonn image was then fussy-cut and edged with a black marker.

I selected a sheet of patterned paper from the Enchanted 6x6 pad (Authentique), then placed the Skelly Tonn image upon it. I loosely traced Skelly Tonn's shape onto the patterned paper using a charcoal pencil, lifted the image, then used the charcoal pencil to color the traced image. When I was happy with the coverage, I also used the charcoal pencil to edge the image panel. The image was loosely adhered inside the charcoal-colored area.

Orange cardstock was cut and folded to form the card. The image panel was adhered to it. A scrap of the excess cardstock was die-cut with a Happy Halloween sentiment die. Pale yellow orange vellum was die-cut with the shadow dies from Happy Halloween sentiment die set and the vapor die from the Grim Cauldron die set (Memory Box). The vapor die-cut was adhered behind the cigarette on the Skelly Tonn image, which was then more firmly adhered to the image panel. The orange Happy Halloween sentiments were adhered to their vellum shadow counterparts, which were then adhered to finish the card.

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