Thursday, June 14, 2018

Using Distress Oxide to color on Kraft cardstock

Happy Thursday to you all!!
I must admit that I am so enjoying coloring on Kraft cardstock! So much fun!

Today, I embossed  Altenew Garden Treasure images in white and then colored it with Distress Oxide ink. The inks I used were: Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet. You can see all the details right here :

Monday, June 11, 2018

Multi-Color Stenciling

Hi Everyone and a very Happy Monday to you all!!
Several weeks ago I made a video with Altenew Dahlia Layered Stencil using embossing powders and one color sponging. This time around I decided to use different colors on the stencil to add a completely different feel to the card. Watch the video below to see how I did it. Enjoy!!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Adding foil to diecuts without a laminator

Happy Friday to all!!
I have been experimenting with foil lately and I tell you that I love it, love it, love it! There are many different ways of adding it to your lovely cards and the technique I will show you today uses double sided tape. It's super fun and super fast too!

Butterfly Basics dies by Stampin Up are amazing even after being around for quite a while. I always get a tickle when I cut out the butterflies and they always look magnificent especially when you add some foil or glitter to it.

The greetings on both cards are stamped with old SU stamp sets: Just Believe and Fabulous Four.I am just trying to remind myself to use some of my older sets because afteral there was a reason why I got them in the first place.

In the video below I am showing you how to make both cards so make sure that you watch it.

What I am going to show you right now was a total afterthought.... As I was cleaning up after my project, I was left with few butterfly foil left overs such as this.....

 In my frugal crafty ways I thought that .... it's too much foil to waste especially because it already has an image of the butterfly on it. I also had an extra butterfly inlay on white card stock and I already foiled the body with the turquoise foil and I was missing the little insets (see the second project on my video if I'm confusing you!! I'm good at confusing people!). I took the above foil and placed it on my butterfly.... The turquoise you are seeing is from butterfly on the white card stock... just like in my video. I then started applying the little pieces to my butterfly...
I then pealed it off....

.... And the technique worked!!!! Yay!! Below is my completed project!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Stencil Heat Embossing - Solar Burst Stencil by Simon Says Stamp

Happy Tuesday everyone!!
Last week I did some dry embossing using Solar Burst stencil by Simon Says Stamp with a touch of clear embossing. Today it's time to use some color: gold and silver to be precise.

Once again I layered the stencil. I feel that it just adds so much dimension to the card. You can watch the video for all the details:

The greeting is from My Monthly Hero May 2018 and the die cut for the greeting is from My Monthly Hero March 2018. Enjoy!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Masculine Card Challenge

Open Sea stamp set by Stampin Up is one of my all time favorites. Masculine cards are definitely a challenge for me, because I have a natural attraction to glitter and bling bling. This set, however, makes it simpler on me. Every time I pick it up, I know exactly what to do with it.

  Today I used Kraft paper along with Cherry Cobbler by Stampin Up. The ocean was sponged with Marina Mist and touched with Night Of Navy on the edges. I don't know if you can see that I did some background stamping on the Cherry Cobbler card stock as well. And of course the greeting.... Yes, it was stamped on burlap .... Right now I can honestly say that the greeting was too small for the fabric and although we all know what it says, it's not very clear. I would definitely use a large stamp for that next time around.

Enjoy and I hope I inspired you today!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Stencil embossing with Solar Burst stencil by Simon Says Stamp

Hello there Stampers!
I'm having some fun with Solar Burst stencil by Simon  Says Stamp and I absolutely love it!

I used white card stock and all the sponging is done in Distressed Inks: Fossilized Amber, Marmalade and the for the center part, Fire Brick.


I decided to create different layers with the stencil and I used foam tape to  pop them up. There is sponging, embossing, die cutting, cutting and stencil embossing going on. Make sure you watch the video for all the details.

I used crystal effects for the little wet drops and the greeting is from My Monthly Hero May 2018. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Glitter card

Glitter galore on the menu for today! All I do is play with glitter, glitter and some more glitter!

The technique is pretty simple. I am using a 2 inch double sided tape which I attach to the card stock. After you peal off the backing, you are exposing all the sticky area which we are going to use to attach glitter to. 

After you apply the glitter, you want to make sure to use your bone folder and run it thru to make sure that everything is attached well and glitter is not falling off.
It's truly an easy and fun card. Enjoy the video!!!