Friday, April 27, 2018

Yellow Submarine

We all live in a Yellow Submarine, a Yellow Submarine.....

Here with my take on the Submarine exclusive die by Cheapo Dies.  When I saw this die, the Beatles song Yellow Submarine immediately started going through my mind.

I die cut the submarine twice so that I could add a shadow behind the yellow one.  I stamped the music background (Stampabilities stamp) onto black cardstock and then embossed it with Clear embossing powder.  Next I added a couple colors of Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Peony Pink, Cornflower Blue) using my finger tip.  The yellow submarine was pop dotted on top of the musical notes.

The white mats were die cut using the Dotted Rectangle Set of unbranded dies from Cheapo Dies. (Unfortunately, these are temporarily out of stock as of this writing, but these would work just as well.) After adhering the music background, I wrote some of the lyrics to the Beatles' song around the edges.

For a final touch, Nuvo Crystal Drops (limoncello) were added to the corners. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Tassel

Today I'd like to share a card that is perfect for the newly graduating person in your life.  I used the Cheapo Dies exclusive die called Grad Cap and the scalloped/stitched circles are the Scallop Stitch Circles in the unbranded section.

Using the Scallop Stitch Circle set, I die cut a piece of patterned paper and a piece of blue cardstock.  I heat embossed the sentiment (which is from a rubber stamp set called Graduation Party Time) with Bracing Blue embossing powder.

I die cut the Grad Cap twice from black cardstock and saved the negative pieces.  I added a bit of gold to these negative pieces using a Nuvo Mica Mist  (Antique Gold) and then adhered the second outline die cut on top.

I cut off the tassel that is part of the die cut and added this one for an even more realistic look.

The card base was dry embossed using a Tonic Studios embossing folder (Simple Stripes).

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Sweet Baby {Scrapy Land #88}

It's the third Wednesday of the month and you know what that means....time for a brand new Scrapy Land Challenge!  The theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  (You can see just how many brands there are here.)

Today I created this baby card for a friend's daughter who is having her first child.  The happy couple decided not to find out the baby's gender, so my card can go either way😀.

Each individual rectangle was die cut from a Tonic Studios set (Mixed Edge Rectangle Layering Basics) and the images in the center of each of the rectangles are from Die-Versions (Baby Icons; Sweet Wordlets: Baby; Sweet Wordlets: Sweet).  They were die cut from white cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  

A couple of Sue Wilson Designs embossing folders (Climbing Vines; Quilted Flowers) were used to dry emboss the mats under each baby icon.  Lil' Inker Designs (Quilted Stitched Pattern die) was used to give the Graphic 45 background paper a vintage quilted look.  

On the inside, I added a couple more Baby Icons and die cut a couple mats for the message.

Now it's your turn to play along with the Scrapy Land Challenge.  You have until April 29.  Two winners will receive a $10 gift certificate to go shopping at Scrapy Land.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Pretty in Pink

I've used the Flamingo die from the exclusive line of Cheapo Dies to create this very glittery card.   It was die cut from Double Sided Adhesive sheets so that I could add various colors of glitter to the entire piece.

Once the piece was die cut, I used an Exacto knife to carefully cut off the backing sheet so that I could add the colors one at a time.   Tooth Fairy microfine glitter was used for the body, Neon Flamingo glitter accentuates the wings, Blue Raven was used for the eye and the beak, and Tangerine microfine glitter was added to his foot.  Ocean glitter was used for the water, Parisian Mist for the lily pad, and Candy Pink for the blossom.

A stitched circle shape from Simon Says Stamp was used to create the sun.  This was covered with Distress Oxides (Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey), and then heat set with Clear embossing powder a couple of times.  While the embossing powder was still hot for the last heat setting, I sprinkled some Sunny Daze glitter into the mixture for a bit more sparkle.

The card base was covered with Distress Oxides (Broken China, Faded Jeans) and the bottom edge was cut using a deckle paper cutter.

This was a pretty quick and easy card to put together and can be used for any occasion.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Gone Fishing

I used the Gone Fishing Truck, an eleven piece die set from the exclusive line of Cheapo Dies for today's project.  This was such a fun card to create and I love how each piece is individual and you "build" it however you'd like.

I die cut all the pieces out of white cardstock and proceeded to color each piece individually with Copic markers.  The bumper was die cut twice (once from the white and once from mirrored silver cardstock.)

The truck pieces were colored with a Nuvo Glitter marker (Venetian Jade) and the fishing pole was colored with the Nuvo Glitter marker, Purple Passion.  Both of these glitter markers are part of the Northern Lights set.  I used a silver metallic pen for the other parts of the fishing pole.

Distress Oxide (Broken China) was used to create the sky and Copics were used to create the rest of the country-side scene.

This is a great die for anyone who loves fishing but I also think the truck itself can be used for almost any occasion.  I envision die cutting a tree for Christmas time or pumpkins or apples for the fall, or a dog riding in the back 😀.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Happy Mail {Scrapy Land #87}

It's the first Wednesday of the month 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.

For today's project, I used the following dies:

Impression Obsession: Mail Box
Impression Obsession: Grass
Sue Wilson Designs: Just A Note
Sue Wilson Designs: Backgrounds-Swirly Vine

We will be moving in a few weeks and I think this design will be perfect to send our change of address to all our friends that live near and far.

The background is a scrap of fabric that I adhered to a piece of cardstock.  The Mail Box die set is a three piece set, so you can easily cut as many envelopes as you like.  The top envelope is decorated with Nuvo Crystal Drops (Red Berry) to form the heart.

The post is also separate, so you can quickly run that specific die cut through an embossing folder.  I used the Sizzix (Woodgrain) embossing folder and colored the cardstock with Distress Inks (Ground Expresso, Tea Dye).

The sentiment was cut twice, once from fun foam (for dimension) and once from cardstock.  I added the white dots to the solid cardstock using a Sharpie white paint marker.

The Swirly Vine die was also die cut from white cardstock and adhered to the fabric.  The mailbox and tall grass was then tucked in the back of the frame.

All in all, this card came together fairly quickly and I think it will be easy to make lots of multiples of.

Now it's your turn to create a project and upload it to the Scrapy Land Challenge.  You have until April 15 to upload your project.  Two winners will be chosen from all the submissions and each will receive a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.  Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Normal Is Boring!

Fashionista is one of the new stamp sets released in March from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I was fortunate enough to be the colorist for the digi version.  After coloring the image with Copic markers, I felt this image would have more of a punch if I kept clean lines for the card base.

The image was die cut using the Tonic Studios Mixed Edge Rectangle Basics layering die set.  This is one of my go to sets as it is so versatile and has both straight and scalloped edges.  Glue Dots-Pop Up Dots were used to adhere both the focal image to the card base and the sentiment to the focal image.

Her shoes, the straps of her purse, and the dots on her scarf were given extra bling by using Priceless Peacock glitter.  The heart on her purse has added dimension by using Nuvo Crystal Drops (Red Berry).  Glossy Accents gives her sunglasses added shine.

The sentiment was stamped using the Poppy Red Nuvo Hybrid Ink Pad.  After stamping it with the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, I immediately added Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it.  (I use so much of the Clear Detail, that I get it in the Economy size 😊.)

If you frequent my blog very often, you'll notice I do this on almost every sentiment I stamp.  It gives a bit more shine and dimension to the stamped sentiments.  I also added a little more Priceless Peacock glitter to the center of the arrow.  Once my sentiment was complete, I cut the words into three sections and added a some Poppy Red ink to the edges.  Sequins from the Nuvo Golden Years Confetti pack were added for a bit more sparkle.

Products used:
Glitter: Priceless Peacock (G1015)
Embossing Powder: Clear Detail (EP280)
Nuvo Golden Years Confetti pack (Diamond)
Copic markers

Until next time....