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Thursday, September 14, 2017

CAS card starring LBBS digi stamp

Hello everyone!
I am thrilled to be a Guest Design Team Member for Little Blue Button Stamps they have a GREAT selection of super cute digital stamps at FANTASTIC prices.
 I chose to make a CAS card with the digi stamp Charlie with teapot .
 The first thing I did was print out Charlie on Georgia Pacific card stock with my laser printer. I then colored her up with alcohol markers by Copic and Spectrum Noir. I added a few glitter gel pen accents.
 She was a breeze to cut out with my Scan N Cut 2.
 Using two dies from the MFT dienamics Mod rectangle stax, I cut one mod rectangle from yellow patterned paper and a slightly smaller mod rectangle from white paper.
 I layered both mood rectangle die cuts onto a standard A2 size blue card base using a tombow dot tape runner.
I decided a shadow spot was necessary and cute for Charlie to stand on so I cut one out of black paper from the MFT dienamics shadow spot die.
I glued the shadow spot and Charlie onto the layers with liquid adhesive along with a speech bubble from the Sweet Stamp Shop speech bubble die set. I had printed out the words "Hello Friend" for the speech bubble.
I used foam tape to adhere the speech bubble to the card.
Lastly I added 3 blue sequins to the card.
 My CAS card is finished and looks adorable.
If you'd like to watch me make this card you can click HERE to view my speed process YouTube video.
Have a wonderful day and create something great!


Monday, August 28, 2017

Art rocks, faux painted rocks to hide

Happy Monday!. My daughter and I faux painted rocks to hide.  The concept of the rocks is to paint rocks and hide them for others to find.

The painted rock craze has just started to show up around our area. I don't paint very well especially on rocks so we decoupaged colored images onto our rocks.

The stamps that I used are Windswept pine, ATC Pansies, and Roaring Tiger and Crescent Moon
The rocks were first completely painted with light colored acrylic paint, then with a natural sponge blue, pink and purple acrylic paint was sponged on each of the painted rocks. My daughter did a great job with the painting of the rocks.

While the rocks were drying I used my stamping tool to stamp each of the images onto white tissue paper with a water proof ink.

Using Prisma colored pencils I colored each image carefully so I didn't rip the tissue paper.
With the coloring complete I carefully tore the extra tissue paper from around the images until they would fit perfectly on the rocks.

Using a matte decoupage glue I glued the images to the rocks adding at least 3 layers of the glue.
I taped a piece of tissue paper onto cardstock which I then ran through my laser printer, printing out this info "This painted rock was hidden for you to find & keep. Painted by Tabitha and Lori. contact us here Stamps used by" I decoupaged this onto the bottom of the rocks.

Once the decoupage glue was dry, I sprayed all the rocks with a waterproof non yellowing lacquer. The rocks are ready for hiding!

I really hope whoever finds these pretty rocks contacts us at the special email I created just for the rocks. For a detailed process video of how I created these rocks click HERE. Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Just relax!

It doesn't get any better then a penguin in a donut floatie, wearing a polka dot bikini, sipping a cool drink!
 This fun interactive action wobble card was created with supplies from Tupelo Designs LLC where U.S. shipping is always free with no minimum purchase and international shipping is discounted.
 I started by stamping the Whimsy Stamps "lazy days of summer" penguin stamp on Neenah cardstock with memento tuxedo black ink. I used my new Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz stamping platform to get a nice crisp image.
 Spectrum noir alcohol markers were used to color this summery stamped image. I then cut out the colored image.
 To create the background I used one of my favorite techniques the "smooshing" technique with distress crayon salty ocean and distress oxide ink broken china and a bit of water.
 Whimsy stamps hand stitched rectangle die was used to cut out a panel from my smooshed background.
 To make my layering card front the background panel was glued onto a 3.75X5 inch blue panel which was then glued onto a standard A2 sized aqua blue card base.
 From my printer I printed the word "relax" from the same smooshed background. Cut that into a banner. with foam tape it was glued onto the card front.
 Application of the action wobbler onto the back of the penguin and card was super easy thanks to the peel and stick that is already on the action wobbler.
 My last finishing touch was 3 blue sequins.
 A great summery card was created!
 I have a detailed process video of this card on my YouTube channel just click HERE to watch the video.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Mail Art! Useable postcard

How fun would it be to make a postcard that you actually can mail to someone as is? No envelope, no layers just a postcard! Personalize it, make your own scene, the possibilities are endless! Plus its cheaper postage then a card!
The supplies I used are from Tupelo Designs LLC they have FREE U.S. shipping with no minimum purchase and International shipping is discounted.
 I used 110Lb water color cardstock sized to 4.25 by 6 inches, I brushed on two different colors of Gansai Tambi water color paint let that dry.
I sprinkled some distress spray abandoned coral over the dried paint.
I used Altennew halftone circles to stamp random circles in three different sizes with distress oxide worn lipstick and Hero arts unicorn white inks.
Using my stamping tool I positioned the Stampendous house mouse coffee crazy stamp in the middle and using Stazon Ganache ink stamped it repeatedly to get a nice dark impression. I did the same with the Hello sentiment from the Altenew set.
On the back of the postcard I used my Memento marker to draw a line in the middle and to write "post card" "to" and "from". Finished! my mail art and its ready to mail. For a complete process video of this project on my YouTube channel CLICK HERE Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Buzz! Bee kind!

Newest release from Ericraft Stamps is appropriately called "Buzz" I had so much fun coloring this digi stamp with copic and spectrum noir markers. This image makes a great card. All I did was color, use a Fun Stampers Journey die and layer it onto an A2 size card base. I used a vintage embossing label maker to print out BEE KIND for the perfect sentiment. CLICK HERE to see a detailed process video of how I made this cute and easy card.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Masculine spotlight technique card

Hey all! Check out my design team project for Art Neko Stamps It's a masculine spotlight technique card featuring Art Neko’s  Japanese Fishing Boat Silhouette stamp.
I know sometimes I struggle with making masculine cards this technique is a NO FAIL way to make a great masculine or really any card. All you have to do is stamp your image on white card stock I chose to use a 3.75X5 inch piece of cardstock and stamped my image right in the middle.
I placed a circle die on the image lower right just enough so I caught part of the image and part of white space, I ran it through my die cutter, removed the circle and water colored the circle with with distress inks tumbled glass, salty ocean and tea dye on the appropriate spots of the partial image on the circle.
I layered and glued the white card panel onto a medium blue card panel 4X5.25 inches then those 2 card panels were glued on a light blue card panel 5.5X4.25 inches. Now its time to replace that watered colored circle into the cut out circle(negative space), I like to use dry adhesive for this so there is no oozing of glue around the edges, I also make sure its not crooked.
Those layered card panels completed my card front so I then glued it onto a white standard A2 sized card base. I printed “Sail away with me” from my computer and cut that into 3.75 inch strip and glued it towards the top of my card so it is placed white on white.  That’s it all done! It looks great and was super quick. In the words of my husband when I asked him his opinion of the card “I’d give that that to a dude if it didn’t say sail away with me” LOL.
CLICK HERE to see a detailed process video of this card on my YouTube channel. That ends my blog post for today. Have a GREAT week and stay crafty!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Quick envelope art

For todays project I needed to make something quick but still looked great! So I chose to make envelope art, all I needed were some crafty supplies from Tupelo Designs LLC I LOVE this online store because not only do they have a large variety of craft supplies but they also have FREE U.S. shipping with no minimum purchase!! I grabbed some Tim Holtz distress oxide ink and my tonic studios blending brush, and proceeded to brush on broken china, worn lipstick, fossilized amber on the right side of my A2 sized envelope. Once the ink brushing was complete I used the Laurel Burch stamp Whiskers by Stampendous with blue Hawaii staz on ink and stamped half the kittys onto my envelope. For added touch I brushed on the very same oxide distress ink onto the flap of my envelope. That's it my envelope art is finished. How easy was that? Click here to watch my detailed YouTube video showing how to create envelope art. Click here to watch my detailed YouTube video showing how to create envelope art.