Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A Friend Like You.....

.....Is Hard To Find!

Good afternoon!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenges at; Stamp TV, Grey Is The New BlackSimon Says Wednesday, Anything GoesScrapy Land # 92 and Crop Stop Party # 40.

I created a wood grain background using Moonlit Fog card stock which I scored every 1/2 inch.  I then swiped Dove Grey and White ink all over it.  I then cut out a spot for my sentiment using a Spellbinders Standard Circle die.  I placed a piece of white card stock behind my wood grained panel and stamped my sentiment in Raven Black ink. Layered the 2 and adhered it all to my In The Navy card base.

Sentiment and flower stamps and dies by Gina K Designs, Sentimental Summer and Wreath Builder.  I used the MFT Blueprints 12 Banner die and cut 3 banners in different Designer Papers, staggering them on the left.  Flowers stamped with Daffodil Delight ink and outlined with Dove Grey.  I also stamped the leaves in Dove Grey giving them a different look.
Yellow and Grey Enamel Dots for accents.

Foam Squares to pop up the small flower for dimension.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Vellum Beach Bags

Back again on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog

Today I have decorated 2 Vellum Envelopes turning them into Treat Bags.  

I created my shells first.  I die cut the large Scallop shell using the Die Versions Whispers Scallop Shell and the smaller ones using the Cheery Lynn Sand Dollar Starfish
I sponged Oxide Inks in various colors on to the white card stock designs.  I then splattered water on to the ink to lift some of the color up, while the card stock was still wet I also sprinkled some White Embossing Powder here and there, heated to seal it in.  You get  a weathered,  aged look, or possibly the look of barnacles.  It makes for an interesting look.

I stamped the shell border in Raven Black ink and colored with Copic Markers, 
stamp set by Gina K Designs, A Year Of Borders
I then added some Heat And Stick Powder, heated that and doused it all over with a Dazzling Diamond Glitter, then reheated it all to seal it in.  It sparkles!!!  

Wrapped each bag with twine 3 times and threaded a few pearl beads on to it.
Layered my shells together and adhered them to the folded lip of the bag.  Adding an Adhesive Pearl to the Sand Dollar for accent.

'Randomly' glued Orange and Yellow Sequins all over.  

Check out those barnacles lol

These treat bags will be entered into the following Challenges:

Scrapy Land, Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday, Bright And Beautiful

Here's what I used:

Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Fired Brick

Die-Versions - Whispers - Scallop Shell

Cheery Lynn Designs - Sand Dollar & Starfish

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Double D, Butterflies

Good Morning!  

A brand new Challenge is up and running over at the Double D Challenge Blog. 

Check out this Butterfly Inspiration:

I found this cool Tea Light card technique online.  It was FUN!!!
You can find the video right HERE.

This all starts with an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of card stock
scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2 and 8 1/4 on the 11 inch side
rotate and score at 4 1/4.

This will be entered into the following Challenges:

Scor Pal, Pretty In Pink
All Sorts, Use At Least 2 Dies
Crop Stop , Party #40

Unfortunately it was hard to capture the glimmer of light in a photo, but here we go!

Now the front isn't that exciting to look at....but wait for it!

Dies; Memory Box Butterfly Exhibit.
Spellbinders Labels 4.
MFT Notched Border.
Chipboard Heart.
Baker's Twine.
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.
Designer Papers by Craft Smith, Tea Party.

There are 4 inside panels to decorate.  I cut the 2 middle panels out using Spellbinders Classic Ovals dies.  Then I covered the openings with Vellum.  On the inside of that I adhered 2 different die cuts; Wildflower Corner and Butterfly Exhibit both by Memory Box.  These are the windows that the tea light will shimmer through.

Dies R Us Butterfly #2 set.
MFT; Stitched Traditional Tags, Open Bracket Border and Fancy Flourish (cropped).

Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamp set.
Bermuda Bay ink.
Gingham Ribbon.

(blurry) Lighted Butterfly Window.

Fully opened, and it folds flat and fits nicely into an A2 envie.

Battery Operated Tea Lights from the Dollar Store make these very economical to make.

Please come on over to the Double D Blog and join in all of the FUN!
You'll be glad you did as there is always a pretty prize up for grabs! 
Here is the FAB prize for this Challenge: 

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