Friday, June 29, 2018

Impossible Card Kimono

Today I'm trying my hand at an "Impossible Card", which is so popular at the moment.  They are really easy to create and you can find tutorials all over the internet.  I used the one from SplitCoast Stampers.

I used the new Kimono die from Cheapo Dies and followed the guidelines for the second card shone on the tutorial.

Once everything was ready, I colored the Kimono with Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers and adhered patterned paper to my card base.

The sentiment is an older rubber stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle (Leaf Robe) and was stamped with Versacolor ink (Lagoon Blue).  For a little added dimension, I heat embossed it with Clear embossing powder.

This was so easy to make that I'll definitely be making more in the future.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Geisha Girl

Today's project uses the Geisha die and is embellished with some negative pieces left over from one of my Fan die projects. Both of these dies are from Cheapo Dies.

I began by die cutting the Geisha from white cardstock and then applying VersaMark over the entire die cut and heat embossing it with Gilded Ivory embossing powder.

The crane was given a bit of color from Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Indian Gold).  Nuvo Sequins (Vanilla Delight) were added here and there for added eye candy 😀.

The sentiment was given a bit of extra bling by coloring the letters with a Spica glitter pen (Lavender).

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Let's Celebrate {Scrapy Land #92}

It's time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge and I have a pop up birthday card to share with you. The theme is always anything goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

I used the following dies to create this card:
Tonic Studios: Bottle Wrap die set
Die-Versions: Happy Birthday Pop Up (here are some other choices)
My Favorite Things: Party Banner (here are some other choices)
Spellbinders: Grand 12" Heirloom Scroll Border
Sizzix: Balloons Step Up (here are some other choices)

You have until July 1 to come join the fun at the Scrapy Land Challenge and have a chance of winning one of two $10 gift certificates to go shopping at Scrapy Land.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Red Kimono

For today's project, I've combined two of the new Exclusive dies from Cheapo DiesKimono and some of the negative pieces from the Fan die.

I began by stamping an old medallion rubber stamp from Outlines (I don't think they are in business any longer) with VersaMark and then heat setting it with Gold Detail embossing powder.

Next I die cut the Kimono from white cardstock and then adding color using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker (Red Berry).  I love the shimmer these markers give. I wanted a background so I used the die cut and traced around it onto a piece of glossy paper and fussy cut it out.  I adhered the die cut on top of the cut out.

The four corners of the card base are embellished with pieces from the Fan that was die cut for an earlier project.  I used some of the dots as well as portions of the fan pieces at the bottom.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Oriental Fan

Hi everyone, today I'm using the Fan die from Cheapo Dies, along with some Distress Oxides and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

My card today uses the inlaid die technique.  To start out, I die cut the Fan from white cardstock.  I saved all the negative pieces for future use.  Then I started to add color to the main negative piece by applying Distress Ink (Festive Berries) and Distress Oxide (Fossilized Amber).

Once I was happy with the blending, I added another layer of texture using a The Crafters Workshop stencil (Mini Chicken Wire Reversed) and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Indian Gold).

The die cut Fan was lightly covered with Black Soot Distress Oxide.  The DO gave it more of a bluish grey tone instead of a deep black tone.

I also covered the mat below the focal point with more Indian Gold embellishment mousse.  This is what is showing through the cutouts on the Fan.  A Zva Creative self adhesive embellishment adds more interest.

The final step was to add two strips of black cardstock behind the focal point.  I wanted a gap between the two, and if you look closely, the strips are of different widths.  All of this gives it a bit of "not the normal type card" look.  Streaks of Indian Gold embellishment mousse finish it off.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Radiant Candle {Scrapy Land #91}

Hey everyone.  It's the first Wednesday of the month (can you believe it's June already!?!), so that means there is a new Scrapy Land Challenge beginning today.  The theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

It's never too early to begin Christmas cards and this is an easy one to do (five quick steps) and you can make lots of duplicates in a short amount of time.  

I used the following dies to create this card:
Memory Box - Radiant Candle
Tonic Studios - Mixed Rectangle Layering Basics set (any rectangle die will work. Here are some other examples.)

1. Die cut the rectangle piece and dry emboss it.  I used the Crafters Companion Christmas Merriment embossing folder.  
2. Die cut the Radiant Candle and be sure to save the negative pieces.
3. Color the holly leaves, berries, candle glow, and candle flame with Spectrum Noir Sparkle glitter pens.  
4. Adhere candle to dry embossed mat and insert the negative pieces.
5. Adhere the focal point to card base.

Now it's your turn to create any type of project (as long as you include any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  You have until June 20.  Two winners will be chosen and each will receive a $10 gift certificate.  Be sure to check out the details on the Scrapy Land Challenge blog.  While you are there, definitely check out what the rest of this awesome team has created.