Monday, November 28, 2011

Embossed Fairy

I used Inkadinkadoo Fairy Stamp on a direct to paper background make with Adirondak Inks.  I use Art Glitter Black with irridenscent bits, which actually show up in this photo.  I used the embossing powder around the edges to create a matte.

Crafty Card Makers #57 Heat Embossing
Scrapbook Sisters: Card 62 Challenge, anything goes

Friday, November 25, 2011

I'm Grateful and Thankful

This card will be a challenge card.  See listings below, which are made as I enter the chanllenge.

The papers are Creative Memories, the flowers are things I have had in my stash for 10 years at least, and the packaging is gone.  I use Spellbinders dies to cut the shapes and bling is BoBunny.

The inspiration room.

I used the patterned paper because is resembled the pattern in the table cloth.  I chose the gold for the gold flatware, the blue in the goblets and candles, and the crystal bling for the chandelier.  The orange and white flowers are for the floral arrangement.

Belli Challenge #131 - Thanksgiving
TPE126 ThanksGiving
Being Thankful at PaperPlay Challenges
'11 Week 47-Being Thankful

It's Black & White

I made a winter wonderland.  This Thomas Kinkade stamp is an all time favorite, and I understand that another company has bought the stock of the Cornish Heritage Farms so hopefully I can get all the rest of them.  These stamp look stunning done just in black ink on white paper.  I really enjoyed planning and making this card.

I like to write a little about how I made this.  I used Ranger Archival Ink and LaBlanche Speciality Paper to stamp the Thomas Kinkade Stamp.  The Ink and Paper make this highly detailed stamp into a perfect image.  You can see ALL the detail without any bleeding of the ink.

I cut the sentiments with my Cricut Imagine using the Winter Frolic cartridge.  I used a Sakura Stardust Clear pen to make the black stand out like that.  Wow, it even shows up great in this picture.  I was rather surprised by that.

I made the flowers with the Tim Holtz (TH) Sizzix Die-Tattered Florals, and Tags & Tabs is also TH and the snowflakes are from a Sizzlet Die.  I embossed the black cardstock with the music embossing folder from Sizzix.

Challenges Entered

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C115

Rainbow Lady Challenge
Lexi's Creations: Challenge 55-Non-Traditional Christmas


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Butterfly the Beauty

The recipe is:
  • Ribbon-I used Mizuhiki paper cord ribbon, but you can't see it very well as it is behind the flower and is cropped by the program.
  • Layers-I used a decorative paper on a white card that was distressed with Vintage Photo by Ranger, then a top note die cut.
  • Image-I used the Hampton Arts Stamp that goes with the Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime, and used Copic Markers to color the Fairy.
  • Brad to hold the ribbon and flower together.
  • Patterned paper from Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutant
I love the Graphic 45 papers, and the grunge and steampunk art.  Vintage and shabby chic also have a place in my designs.

    Tuesday, November 22, 2011

    Acetate & Chalk

    This card is stamped on acetate I salvaged from embelly package, using stazon black.  Let it dry completely.  Run the backside, not the stamped side through the xyron machine to get glue on the backside.  I painted it with Pebbles Pearlesent Chalk and a No. 2 Filbert White Taklon brush on the side with the glue.  It's hard to see on the web, but this has a really nice sparkle to them.  You needn't worry over much about staying in the lines, as they will show through regardless.  I mounted the acetate on a white piece of paper.  The thing will still stick to paper after the chalk.  I cut it into perfect quarter square, and glued the squares equal distance apart.  I placed this on the inside of a card into which I had cut a square.  Make sure to line up the center of the picture with the center hole in the card.  I used a white piece of paper to create a frame for the inside piece.
    The front I decorated with a BoBunny decorative paper, and created a white frame for the hole.  I like to think of these as windows, but this one doesn't quite looke like a window.  I cut the snowflakes with a sizzix die.
    Greetings and Scene by Northwood Stamps.

    Monday, November 21, 2011

    Was Gonna Wait, but here they are.

    I made these cards for a card class I did at The Scrapper's Place in Findlay, Ohio.  These are just the nicest stamps, and the LaBlanche Stamps and Paper are supurb for stamping their silicon stamps.  I'm sad that the photos aren't any better than this, but they are gorgeous.  I'm going to try to get some better photos tomorrow.

    Made this guy for a friend who is, can ya guess?  An Ohio State fan.  He is a CC Design, and painted with Copics.  I like the way her turned out.  At the same time I did a little girl by CC Designs, and I called her Apple Gal as he is surrounded by apples.

    Let's Make a Tattered Rose

    November 21, 2011
    Tutorial for the Tattered Floral paper Rose


    ·       Tim Holtz Alterations Die Tattered Florals
    ·       Cardstock of about 80# weight
    ·       Scissors
    ·       Quick Dry Glue such as Scotch
    ·       Large Glue Dots

    1.     Cut 3 six petal flowers from with the next to the smallest flower.
    2.     Fold the flower petals into quarters.
    3.     Cut the point at the center of the flower in a curve to form a circular hole in the middle of the petals.  Do this to all three of the petals.
    4.     Cut one of the petals to remove 1/2 of a petal, and throw the cut out away.  Cut the second on to remove
    1 1/2 petals, and keep both pieces.  Cut the third petal to remove 2 1/2 petals, and keep both pieces.
    5.     Starting with the 5 1/2 petal piece, run a small line of glue along the front of the 1/2 petal, and attach it to the backside of the petal to form a 5 petal flower piece.  Do this same thing to all the rest of the pieces except the one petal.  The single petal piece you just roll into a tube with one end small than the other, and this forms the center of the rose.

    6.     Leave the glue dot on one of the pieces of paper that it came adhered to.  Press the 5 petal piece into the glue dot, the press the 4 petal into the glue dot in the center hole, then 3, 2,1.  Now you have a rose that you can stick anywhere that the glue dot will hold it.

    You can roll the petals over a skewer, distress the edges before assembling, highlight them with pait.  All kinds of nice stuff can happen with these.

    ©The Copyright to this tutorial is held by Lynne Neumann.  This material may not be reproduced in full or in part without the express written permission of the author.  You may feel free to link to this tutorial.

    Saturday, November 19, 2011

    Yikes it's a Box

    These boxes make great gifts for teacher with this paper.  Other papers will make great gifts for friends and family.

    ·        Graphic 45 Box & Mini-Album
    ·        Graphic 45 Paper of Choice
    ·        Strong Dry Adhesive Runner
    ·         Small Glue Dots
    ·        Adirondack Acrylic Paint Daubers in Gold and Black
    ·        Maya Road-Embellishments, ruler, bingo like chips, library like pockets, wooden buttons & journal blocks
    ·        Crochet Ribbon
    ·        Black Patterned Ribbon
    ·         Sentiment Stamps
    ·        Buttons
    ·        Black Floss
    ·        Green Leaves
    ·        Knob for Cover Pull
    ·        Crystal Lacquer, Diamond Glaze
    ·        Tissue Tape

    ·        Paper Trimmer
    ·        Dry Adhesive
    ·        Journal Pen/Marker
    ·        N0. 8 Bright Taklon Paint Brush-Cheap is good. 
    ·        No. 8 Bright Bristle Brush, Cheap is the only way here.
    ·       Fussy Cutting Scissors


     1.      Choose an art picture from one of the many in the G45 papers available.  Paint the art with the crystal lacquer on the first side.  Put aside to dry.  CLEAN BRUSH IMMEDIATELY.

    2.    Paint all surfaces of the box black using the black paint dauber.  Use a white taklon brush to get into the corners.  Leave box dry before performing other painting steps.  There is no need to waste paint for under the areas that will be covered by the G 45 art work.  CLEAN BRUSH IMMEDIATELY.

    3.      Chose your artwork for the inside box, and cut the pictures in a way that is appealing, and a proper fit for the space.  Cut instructions as follows:

    a.      2 box panels of an all over patterned paper cut @ 4 3/4" x 1 3/8"

    b.      2 box panels of an all over patterned paper cut @ 4 7/8" x 1 7/8"

    c.      Inside Top that shows through the cut out has a max size of 4 1/2" square, and can be as small as 3" square and still fit the space where the whole is, as long as it is aligned properly.

    d.      On the back side of the inside top you can attach another graphic from the G45 Cardstock which should measure no more than 4 1/2 inch square and should be centered to prevent the graphic from holding the book opened or placing tension on the cover that won't allow the magnet to hold it closed. (a lesson learned the hard way.

    e.      Cover the bottom of the inside with a graphic cut to 4 3/4" square.

    f.       Adhere the all over graphics to the outside small panels.  Do not use them on the inside two panels, as they will prevent the magnet from holding the box closed.

    Mini-Album Assembly


    1.      Cut the accordion folded album into 4 pieces on the folds.

    2.       Dry brush the edges of the pages with black dauber paint, and also some gold.

    3.      Dry brush the edges of the library like envelopes and journal cards.

    4.      Decorate the pages of the album with flowers, bingo chips, library envelops, tissue tape.  Remember, we will be punching holes in the corners for the ring to hold the mini together.

    5.      Cut a graphic out of a piece of paper to adorn the cover.  I used decorative corners from some of the papers where I had cut an image from the inside, and used to decorate the front corners of the mini-album.

    6.      Make 4 roses from the Tim Holtz Die cut.  I also used several of the single petals to make flowers for inside the album.  I used the wooden buttons and bingo chip  pieces for flower centers.