Monday, May 29, 2017

Poppies of Remembrance

 Today is Memorial in the USA and I wanted to share a vintage style patriotic card I created featuring poppies (used sine 1921 to commemorate military personnel who have died in war).  After die cutting the petals, I added some walnut stain distress ink to the edges before assembling them.
(Inside View)
Supplies and Tools:
Exquisite Poppy Dies (Sue Wilson), Stars Embossing Folder (Darice), Walnut Stain/Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), White Pigment Ink, Coffee Stained Paper Doily, Burlap String, Blue Button, Thankful Thoughts (Stampin' Up), All Year Cheer (Stampin' Up)



This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Vintage
Shopping Our Stash - Musical Notes (Song Lyrics and kids playing instruments inside)

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Gerbera Daisies

I have another Power Poppy digital stamp card for you today. The Gerbera Daisies set is on 1/2 off this week-end (till Sunday), and since I had so much fun with the Geraniums I "splurged" and bought it!
 I printed the image out twice on coffee stained paper and colored it with my Prismacolor Pencils. After I finished coloring and blending, I went over some of the flower lines with a sharpie marker. I also added a "fuzzy look" to the flower centers by dotting my white gel pen all around the yellow center. The second set, I fussy cut and glued over my main image to make the bouquet 3D.
To give my frame a little more dimension I glued two layers of  white cardstock under the designer paper part and added the floral image to the bottom layer making my frame four layers thick!
(Inside View)
Supplies and Tools:
Gerbera Daisy Digital Stamp (Power Poppy), Circular Grid Embossing Folder (Anna Griffin), Pastel Core'dinations Cardstock, Prismacolor Pencils, Baby Oil (for blending), White Gel Pen, Pink Sharpie Marker, Beaded Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Burlap String, Mixed Media Thinlits Die (Tim Holtz), Pearls, Monarch Butterfly Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Embroidered Lace Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Labels 10 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide (Tim Holtz), Butterfly Fancy Stamp Set 

This post linked to:
Power Poppy - Frame It Up
The Card Concept - Freshly Elegant (Inspired by the colors -- Shabby Vintage card)
Allsorts Challenge - Vintage
Paper Sweeties - Inspiration Photo
Craft-Dee Bowz - Handmade Bow
Creative With Stamps - Flowers

Friday, May 26, 2017

Simple Elegance

Today's card was inspired by the inspiration photo over on the Card Concept blog. The pretty background paper made this a fairly quick and simple to whip up.
I created my glitter panel using the old packaging tape trick! (Place a piece of clear, wide packaging tape over your die cut piece, turn over and add glitter! It's one of the easiest ways to add extra sparkle, and I love the finished look!)
(Inside View)
Supplies and Tools:
Petal Heart Punch All Over The Page (Martha Stewart), Gold Glitter, Love This Die (Echo Park), Gold Ribbon, Inside Sentiment (PSX), Embroidered lace deep edge punch (Martha Stewart)


This post linked to:
The Card Concept - Freshly Elegant

Repeat Impressions - Anything Goes

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Woodsy

Today's card features the FREE Scripture Art from Word Art Wednesday this week.  I had a lot of fun creating this woody themed card. After punching my background piece with a Martha Stewart punch, I stamped over it with a crackle background from Stampin' Up.....I love how it turned out. Those leafy vines are dried baby wipes (that I used to clean up ink messes on my desk) -- die cut with a Spellbinders die.
Here's how I decorated the inside:
Supplies and Tools:
Petal Heart Punch All Over The Page (Martha Stewart), Crackle Background (Stampin' Up), Walnut Stain/Gathered Twigs/Pine Needles Distress Inks (Tim Holtz), Free printable from WAW, Beaded Ovals Die (Spellbindes Nestabilities), Ink Applicator, Seam Binding, Used Baby Wipe, Wreath Dies (Spellbinders Shapeabilities), Tree Punch (Martha Stewart), Leaf Stencil (Ranger), Stencil Brushes, Home Tweet Home Sentiment (Hampton Art), Paper Crimper (Fiskars)

This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Father's Day

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Earth Laughs in Flowers

I recently discovered Power Poppy on Instagram and saw they were running a special this past weekend on the above stamp set. I bought the digital version to create this garden themed card.
I printed both the image and the sentiment from the Geranium set onto coffee stained paper and colored the flowers with my Prismacolor Pencils. After blending them (with Q-tips and baby oil), I added a few highlights with markers. I finished the image off by adding some white to the flower centers with my gel pen.
Supplies and Tools:
Power Poppy Geraniums, Prismacolor pencils, Baby Oil (for blending), Walnut Stain/Vintage Photo/Picked Raspberry/Ground Espresso Distress Inks (Tim Holtz), Ink Applicator, Mixed Media Thinlits (Tim Holtz), Dictionary Page, Classic Scalloped Squares Large Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Honeycomb Embossing Folder (Darice), Fancy Corner Die (Provo Craft), Stencil Brushes, Watercolor Stamp Set (Tim Holtz), White Gelly Roll Pen

This post linked to:
Power Poppy - Frame It Up
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Repeat Impressions - Anything Goes

Monday, May 22, 2017

Faux Epoxy Sticker with UTEE

 Today I’m sharing a mini tutorial for creating faux epoxy stickers as well as showcasing more backgrounds I made using the NEW Distress Oxides from Tim Holtz!
 To create the background for this first card, I pulled out my Watercolor Stencil (Tim Holtz), and laid it over a piece of kraft cardstock. Using a stencil brush, I applied Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide on the left side of my cardfront. When I had a good cover on the card, I misted it with water and heat set it. (NOTE: I prefer to spray my water in the air and wave my cardstock through it till it’s wet enough rather than spraying the card front directly. It helps me control the amount of water better and not get puddles and runs!) Next I realigned my stencil and switched to Broken China Distress Oxide ink applying it in selective areas for added accent and color. Once again I misted it with water and heat set it.  You can repeat the layers or add different colors of ink to your hearts content!

To finish off my card, I used the Tonic Studios Paper Distresser along the edges of the top panel and layered it on colored cardstock. Next I cut 3 Billow Flowers (Memory Box) and leaves (EK Success) and inked them up with Distress Oxides. I added some pretty pearls to the centers of the flowers after gluing them to the right corner.
 To create the epoxy sticker look: I die cut a sentiment from the Hello Doily Die set (Sizzix) and applied Versamark Watermark Ink and a layer of  Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel to the front. I heat set it and then repeated the process once more. I glued this and two pretty sequins to the top corner to finish off this grungy floral card!
 I’d love to see what you’ve been creating with your Distress Oxides, so stop by the MAY CHALLENGE and link up any projects that use products from companies that Cropstop carries in the store.

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