Thursday, November 20, 2014

Birthday {cut out}



If you haven't heard, Die-Versions just released 20 new dies, including new fonts, cut-out dies, and new pop-up dies.  This is the new Birthday Cut Out die (and this is the sample project you see on the inclosed packaging when you purchase this die).


I folded my double sided cardstock in half to create my card base, and die cut the word directly onto the bottom of the front panel.  When it's closed, you can see the decorative pattern peeking out from the inside of the card.  I added a quilled flower and some rick-rack ribbon and created a quick and easy card.  

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I {HEART} U {Scrapy Land Challenge #6)


front

inside

Today is the start of a new challenge from Scrapy Land and the theme is to add texture plus use any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells. 

Now there are lots of ways to add texture to your projects, including embossing paste, dry embossing, glitter, mesh, paint....just to name a very few.  I've added texture by adding strips of glitter and ribbon to the front of the card and covering my Die-Versions I {Heart} U Pop Up die with lots of glitter.  Plus the cardstock itself is also textured.

The strips of glitter on the front of the card were created by attaching 1/2" and 1/4" Tear-ific Tape to the front, exposing the adhesive, and covering with Lavender Iris glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  The ribbon is also attached with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape.

The pop up on the inside was covered with Brushable Glue and then more Lavender Iris glitter and allowed to completely dry.  One more strip of glittered adhesive and ribbon complete the inside.

Now it's your turn to create a project that incorporates texture and any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  Upload your projects to the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate from Scrapy Land.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.  

Monday, November 17, 2014

Birthday Friends


Birthday Friends is a fun new stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle released this month and who better to help celebrate other than Gerty and Eunice? 


I used the digi version, printed the image out twice and colored everything with Copic markers.  I doodled the "wallpaper" behind the girls onto the white cardstock with Copic markers and colored in.  The party hats were fussy cut from the second printed image, colored with Copics, and Bubble Gum glitter was added to the hat stripes and Berry Pudding tinsel glitter to the bottom of the party hats and to the pom poms on top.  Spirited Green glitter accentuates Gerty's eyeglasses and Sparkling Snow gives Eunice's necklace a high sparkle.  Bubble Gum glitter also adds sparkle to the birthday cake and candles.

The sentiment banner was die cut from Sticker paper using the MFT Party Banner die and Die-Versions Tide Pool font die.  I randomly sprinkled some Berry Pudding tinsel glitter around (after placing the letters onto the sticker paper) and then covered the rest of the adhesive with Sparkling Snow.  Glossy Accents covers the letters for more of a shine.

1/8" Tear-ific tape covers the seams between the card base and the first layer of patterned cardstock.  After exposing the adhesive, more Berry Pudding tinsel glitter was added for a festive look.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bring in the Clowns


Birthdays are the theme for the 104th challenge at Pattie's Creations, as both Pattie and Sandi have birthdays this month.  Happy Birthday to you both!

I've colored the Clown with Balloons from Pattie's Etsy shop with Copic markers and added Sun Dazzle flock from Sparkle N Sprinkle to the end of the clown hat.  The background was created using Pan Pastels and a bit of doodling was added around the edges.

Glossy Accents covers the shoes (Green Iris glitter was sprinkled in the wet glue) and to the birthday balloons.

Head on over to see what the rest of the crew has created to celebrate birthdays.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

'Anything Goes' Blog Hop with Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions


Welcome to the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions Blog Hop!  

We hope you are ready for some great inspiration - our theme is 'Anything Goes', and what awesome creations there are to see!
  
And...what's a blog hop without prizes?
  
There will be one lucky winner of a $20 gift card from Repeat Impressions
and one lucky winner for a $20 gift card from Die-Versions!  

Let's get hopping!

You should have arrived here from Karen Hasheck's blog.  
If you didn't, and you'd like to start at the beginning, you can find the entire hop list on the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions' blogs.

Be sure to start at the beginning, so you have the maximum chances of winning!  

The more you comment along the way, the more chances you have of winning!
You will have until midnight CST on Saturday, November 15th, to comment.
Winners will be announced on the Die-Versions and Repeat Impression blogs on Sunday, November 16th.


Now for a little bit about my project.  I stamped the Repeat Impressions Portland Head Light (lg) with Archival ink (Coffee) and colored it with Copic markers. The sentiment, also by Repeat Impressions is 424-G, Wishing you a season, was stamped in Barn Red Distress Ink onto vellum and heat set with Clear embossing powder.

Die-Versions Sweet Wordlet "Merry Christmas" was die cut from Sticker paper and covered with Fire Engine Red glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  The moon, Santa with his reindeer, and the "stars" are the negative pieces from the DV Christmas Eve Scene, which was also die cut from Sticker Paper.  The stars were originally snowflakes, but I colored them yellow with Copic markers.  The moon is covered in Firefly embossing powder and heat set and Santa's silhouette is covered with Blue Raven glitter.  Spica glitter pens were also used throughout for a touch of sparkle here and there.



We hope that we have inspired you to be creative, and that you'll do a bit of shopping at the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions' websites!

Thanks for stopping by today!  

Your next stop on the hop is Patti Gilliam's blog! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Finn's Scarf


Finn's Scarf is one of the new reveals from Sparkle N Sprinkle this month.  Instead of a normal card, I decided to create a little wall hanging to celebrate winter.

I used the digi version and printed him out twice.  I fussy cut out the entire image form the first one and the scarf from the second one and colored everything with Copic markers,  I also added a little Lavender Iris glitter to the bottom of the scarf and pop dotted the ruffles up from the rest of the card after adhering it to the main image.  The sentiment, which is part of the set, was manipulated to all be in a single line and was printed on colored vellum.


I found the igloo from some free clip art and added a bit of bling to the snow with Diamond Dust glitter.  The large snowflakes are vellum embellishments that I've had for quite a while.  To spruce them up, I added accent marks with a VersaMarker, covered the embossing ink with Silver Lightning embossing powder and heat set it.  I also added VersaMarker to each individual snowflake in the patterned paper and heat set more Silver Lightning embossing powder.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Woofie's Christmas


Woofie Under the Christmas Tree is a new rubber stamp set released by Sparkle N Sprinkle this month.  The digi version was used and printed out twice.  Woofie and the package was fussy cut from one of the printed images and the entire image was fussy cut from the other printed copy.  Everything was colored with Copic markers.


Firecracker Red embossing powder was heat set onto the ribbon on all of the packages (except for Woofie's package, which was covered in Silver Lightning embossing powder and heat set).  Brushable glue was added to Woofie and covered with Buff flock.  Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft was added to the white portions of the Santa hat and Firecracker Red embossing powder was heat set for the red portion of the hat.  Christmas Red Marbled embossing powder was heat set onto the rug and Gold Detail embossing powder enhances the ornaments on the Christmas tree.

Spellbinder's Grand Labels Twenty Three was used to die cut a piece of Sticker Paper.  The image and the sentiments were then placed on the exposed adhesive.  The rest of the adhesive was covered with Cloud Nine Velvet glitter.

The mat behind the focal point was created by applying Versamark to white cardstock, covering with Firecracker Red embossing powder and heat set.  A small strip of Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh - Green was added for a touch more bling.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Scrapy Land Challenge #5



Welcome to Challenge #5 for Scrapy Land.  The theme for this challenge is Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

Today's card is a wedding card created using the new Die-Versions Congrats cut out die.  These new cut put dies are fun, easy, and are perfect if you need to create a card in a hurry.

Basically these Cut-Out dies die cut the negative space around the letters, leaving the letters as part of the cardstock.  I die cut my word out of patterned cardstock and layered it on top of solid cardstock, so the color would show through the negative spaces.  I also added some ribbon and a touch of glitter with a Spica glitter pen to all of the flowers on the patterned cardstock.

This die is perfect for lots of occasions besides an upcoming wedding....like graduation, getting a new job, new baby.....

Now it's your turn to create a project for the latest Scrapy Land Challenge.  Just be sure to use a brand of die that Scrapy Land sells (there are over 40 and here is the list if you need it).