Wednesday, December 20, 2017

3-D Christmas Tree {Scrapy Land #80}

Hey everyone, it's time for a new Scrapy Land ChallengeThe theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

This month, the Designers had another fun card exchange with each other.  This time it was Christmas cards.  I created this card (and box) for Maryvonne and received a gorgeous tag and card (along with some sweet goodies) from Sherrie.

Dies used:
Sizzix - Christmas Tree - Flip and Fold
Sizzix - Home For the Holiday
Sizzix - Retro Christmas
Tonic Studios - shaped die set (any shaped layering set would work)

I added Golden Silver glitter to the inset areas for more sparkle.  The star was given added bling from a Spectrum Noir glitter marker (Sparkle). 

For the inside, I used my finger tool and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Mother of Pearl, Indian Gold) to add a bit of color to the white cardstock base.

More Golden Silver glitter was applied to the "Merry" and Clear embossing powder was applied to the "Christmas" for a high gloss look.

I also decorated a box that held the card as well as a few goodies.

Although it's hard to tell in the photo, the snow banks and trees are covered Nuvo Glitter Drops (White Blizzard).

You have until Dec 31 to play along with us at the Scrapy Land Challenge.  Two winners are selected, one random and one chosen by the Design Team.  Each winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to go shopping at Scrapy Land.

Wishing everyone a very Merry of Christmas and a wonderful 2018!

Monday, December 18, 2017

3D Winter Wonderland

Products used:
Sparkle embossing powder - EP107
Elephant flock - FL111
Amber Wheat flock - FL116
Tonic Studios - Christmas Header Fold Winter Wonderland die - 1410E 
Tonic Studios - Starry, Starry Night Simply Screens
Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Golden Crystal - 950N
Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Emerald - 955N
Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Peridot - 958N
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red Berry - 667N
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss White - 651N
Nuvo Glitter Accents - Fresh Snowfall - 948N
Dreamweaver stencil - LG651
Penny Black die - Moose
Impression Obsession - Rabbit set

Winter officially begins in a few days, but I know a lot of people have already had lots of snow.  They are even predicting a few snow flurries in my area, which is unusual for the South.

To create today's winter playground for a few furry friends, I started off by cutting a large piece of white cardstock (8 1/2" x 5 1/4") and adding the tree using a Dreamweaver's stencil and Nuvo Glimmer Paste (Emerald, Peridot, Golden Crystal).  I applied the Peridot Green first, as it was the lighter of the two colors, and then added a little of the Emerald Green.  I applied the Golden Crystal to the star.  I quickly removed the stencil (dropped it in a pan of warm, soapy water) and used my finger tool to combine the two greens together and fill in some of the open areas.  This stencil has a lot of open areas, but I wanted a dense tree.  I let this dry for completely before adding my ornaments (Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red Berry).  Next I squeezed some Nuvo Glitter Accents (Fresh Snow) onto the background and spread it around with my handy dandy finger tool. :-).  Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops were also added for some falling snow.

Next I die cut my moose (a Penny Black die) and a couple bunnies (Impression Obsession - Rabbit set) and colored them with Copic markers.  Amber Wheat flocking was added to the Moose's antlers and Elephant grey flocking was added to the bunny tails.

Here's what the background looks like before adding the front:

For the front of my project, I cut another piece of white cardstock the same size as the background.  I used the Tonic Studios Winter Wonderland die set to add my sentiment and then die cut the huge snowflakes using the Tonic Studios Starry, Starry Night Simply Screens die set.

After the front was die cut, I heat embossed it using Sparkle embossing powder.  The front was adhered to the background, leaving a slight curve in the center.  To allow for the curve, the background piece was cut to 8 1/8" x 5 1/4".

Monday, December 11, 2017

Special Friend

The following products were used:

Ornate Greetings stamp set - 00-880P5
VersaMark - VM001
Encore metallic ink (Tsukineko) - Gold

Today's post is sharing two of the thirteen new microfine glitters that were just released from Sparkle N Sprinkle and a sneak peek at one of the new stamp sets being released in January.

I started out by die cutting the Tonic Studios die from white cardstock and then using the Glueless Glitter technique to add Caspia Sea microfine glitter to the intricate brambles.  Be sure to save the negative piece that cuts out the center.  I added dimensional tape to all four sides of the die cut as well as various parts toward the center, as I wanted to have the sentiment recessed in the center.

To create the sentiment, I used the negative piece that I saved and covered it with VersaMark and then heat set Velvet Sparkle embossing powder for a subtle shimmery background.  Using the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform and the Stamping On Embossing Powder technique, I added my sentiment.  This is one of four from the upcoming Ornate Greetings stamp set.  In order to stamp on embossing powder (or glitter), it is much easier to use some kind of stamp positioner so that you can apply the ink multiple times.  The Stamping Platform is by far my favorite type of stamp positioner that I've used (and I've tried a bunch!).

Now that all the pieces of my card are ready, I created the card base.  I used the largest outline die from this same set and die cut a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet.  The back side of the super adhesive sheet was adhered to white cardstock. After exposing the adhesive on the top, I added the glittered bramble die cut piece and then gently pushed the sentiment down in the center.  Next I poured Purple Fig microfine glitter over the rest of the card base, covering the rest of the exposed adhesive.

Until next time.... 😀

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Hey Y'all {Scrapy Land #79}

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

I felt like making something other than a holiday card today (although I'm still behind on making my Christmas cards 😮).  Today's card is definitely bright in person and it makes me smile every time I look at it.

The following dies were used to create this card:

Cheery Lynn Designs: 3D Rooster
Frantic Stamper: Hey Y'all
Taylored Expressions: Ray of Sunshine cutting plate
Sue Wilson Designs: Noble dies - Ornate Pierced Rectangles

I started off by die cutting the rooster from white cardstock and coloring him with Copic markers.  I die cut him a second time from black cardstock to use as a shadow.  I love how his feathers fluff up for a great 3D look.

Next came the sunny background.  I wanted this to be dimensional as well.  After die cutting from white cardstock, I flipped it over and taped the center and the edges of the rays near the center so that they wouldn't lift out.  Next I applied Distress Inks and Oxides (Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade) to the front until I was happy with the results.  To get the dimension on the individual rays, I added pop dots in various depths to back of each ray.  That way, some of the rays were higher than others.  The card base was die cut using the Sue Wilson die.

This was a pretty quick and easy card to make and I was quite happy with the results.

Now it's your turn to join us.  You have until December 17 to play along in the Scrapy Land Challenge.  There are two winners, a random winner and a winner chosen by the Design Team.  Each winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to go shopping at Scrapy Land.