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Embossing Paste With a Stencil…

Celebrate! Hello everyone! I watched a video by Shauna from the Foiled Fox and loved her cards.  I don’t have the same things but I want the stencil she used too! lol Her cards are so pretty…I just had to make some!  The theme for this months swap at stamp club was anniversary so I had added incentive to make!

I used a Memory Box stencil and had to tape off some of it like she did, so go through your collection and be amazed at what you come up with… like I was!

I won’t explain much because her video tells easier than I can write it up…

I’m really happy with my two cards… already used this gold one (for the card swap)!  I used gold glitter embossing powder from Judikins.

The celebrate die is from birchpressdesigns.

 

The next card is the same technique but using Silver glitter embossing powder…

I wish you could see them IRL…so pretty!

This one I used a Simon Says stamp die and stamp set for the sentiment.

Holler if you have any questions.  What’s old is new again!  Gotta love revisiting the old techniques.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hey before you click away…. be watching…NEW Memory Box and poppystamps coming very soon, like tomorrow! hehe

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cards · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Printworks · Stencils · Watercolor

Printworks Collection Watercolor Poinsettia and new stencil…

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Did you know Printworks Collection has stencils now?!  Yes!  They are so cool too…random and fun!  Here I used the new Summer Rain stencil with the Watercolor Poinsettia J2288.  HERE they are in the store…

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I heat embossed the poinsettia with gold powder and colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. To get the shimmer on the petals and leaves, I colored it with a Spectrum glitter brush marker.

I edged the background stenciled piece with Gold Delicata ink and an ink dauber.

The frame is from Taylored Expressions. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh, the Christmas collection.

How are you?  Yikes, don’t ask me. lol  I have stuff everywhere.  I keep starting things and then starting something else! HELP!  I wrap presents until I can’t find the right size box so I try to design a tag until I can’t find the right die for what I want to do.  How could I not have the right die you ask?  Well, I wonder the same thing!!! Cards started then stopping for life.  This morning I went to get a hair cut and I forgot to take the little bag of cards that I’d put together to give the gal. So another trip out and about.

I have another birthday card done though!  YAY!  I’ll post it next.

Thanks so much for your sweet comments and encouraging words! I need them! Take care and keep warm and cozy!

P.S.  Order from Printworks today through Friday, December 16th and receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $20. No code needed!

oh man!  These snowmen are SO cute and the sentiments!  I NEED them!

Annette has come out with her 2016 Limited Edition Snowman “Little Rascals” and Christmas release! Get them here!
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cards · Memory Box · Spring · Stencils · Techniques

Memory Box cards, HELLO and more…

 

I have a bunch of cards I made a few months ago that were too late to get in the first Memory Box look book, so I’m going to start sharing them here before we’re on to another release!

* * * In case you haven’t noticed, I added a new TAB under the blog header with my photos of the cards I made for the first Memory Box look book…take a look!

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For this HELLO card, I stenciled the background on watercolor paper with Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks.

 

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I was inspired by Cindy’s fabulous card to make this nest in a tree card… at the time I took the photo, I didn’t have a stamp from MB to use but if I was to add a sentiment, I would use an alphabet set and stamp, “What’s Up?” or Hello!  Look around Cindy’s blog… so many gorgeous creations!

 

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One more bird idea…I’m bummed I can’t remember what I did here. ugh.  Too many cards since!  I know it’s regular embossing paste over a stencil.  Pretty sure I sprayed it with the color spray stuff.  Sorry about that.

I’m pretty sure I colored the branch die cut with markers…might’ve been Distress markers but it could’ve been Copics too!  I use both all the time!

 

I better quit for today! Memory Box overload!  Thanks for stopping by!  Holler if you have any questions and thanks for looking and commenting!  I appreciate it so much!  ttul!

 

Dies and Supplies I used…

 

Christmas · copics · Penny Black · Stencils · Tags

Mixed Media Tag…

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Festive and lots of techniques!  I just had to play in Loll’s Twelve Tags of Christmas!  I LOVE tags!

 

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Getting a good photo of all these techniques was almost too much for a very amateur photographer like me!  I have a terrible time giving up though! lol  So, the top two close ups are to show the gold embossing powder on the embossing paste.


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Here’s what I did…

I cut a tag with the largest MFT pierced tag die in white 110# cover card-stock

I did Loll’s pearl background technique on it next…the only thing I changed from what she does is instead of using plastic wrap, I used a plastic bag and put my hand inside it, scrunched it up a little, picked up the pearl mixative and pounced, keeping my hand clean! haha The right one anyway! lol

Next, using the ink blending tool and Gathered Twigs Distress ink pad, I inked the whole tag.

Over the top of that I placed the Tim Holtz stencil and applied white embossing paste. Cleaned it up then…

I dumped Ranger Queens Gold embossing powder over the whole tag, removed the excess and heated it with a heat tool.

I LOVE the look of the powder on the paste!

I die cut the Seasons Greetings Avery Elle die from gold metallic card-stock

I did cut the Penny Black holly die from Copic coloring card-stock.

Color the holly cut with Copic markers

Then with the matching Penny Black holly stamp, I stamped the colored die cut, after stamping off on scrap paper, with Gathered Twigs Distress ink pad.  This stamp is from several years ago and they don’t advertise that it matches but it does and looks so awesome!  Another, exclamation when finished!!!  LOVE it!

I adhered everything to the tag with mounting squares cut to fit.

I think I will hang this on my Christmas tree, that’s how happy I am with it! : )

Linking to some challenges…

Stamping with Loll – 12 tags of Christmas

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Virginia’s View Challenge – all things metallic

CASology Challenge – festive

Winter Wonderland Challenge – Christmas Decorations

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Ornaments

Cute Card Thursday Challenge – Red and Green

Sweet Stampin Challenge – To Die For

Stamping Sensations – Christmas

 

 

Thanks for clicking over to my blog today!  I love to share what I’ve been up to with you.  Leave your blog link when you comment so I can come visit you too!

p.s. I still have some card kits for sale too…thank you!

Supplies I used for this tag…

cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · rubber stamps · Stencils · Techniques · Tutorials · Winter

Memory Box and Imagine Crafts…

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Hi everyone! Today I’m posting with some Memory Box and Imagine Crafts goodness!

I started with a Memory Box Parchment A-2 Notecard for my card base.

I cut another Parchment A-2 Notecard in half and die cut the Musicality collage die in it. (don’t worry about keeping any of the pieces, you just want the hole)

I die cut the Musicality Collage die in black glossy card-stock and inlaid it into the cut in the parchment piece.  Doing it this way keeps the lines straight and everything in place. Because I’m mounting it on the same color card-stock, I don’t need to inlay all the little pieces. Works slick!  : )  I scotch tape it in place on the back side.

Adhere the Parchment panel to your notecard.

I stamped the sentiment Joyful Combo  with Imagine Crafts Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black Pigment Ink and embossed it with Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder. (I use a stampamajig for stamp placement)


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I die cut the Poinsettia Bloom Trio die in Cranberry card-stock and covered all the pieces with Imagine Crafts irRESISTible Love Letter Pico Embellisher. It’s a glossy color finish that comes with a  fine line applicator.

Add a black pearl in the center of the poinsettia.

I die cut the Elliana Ornament die in White card-stock.  I inked all the pieces with Imagine Crafts Versamark ink and embossed them with multiple coats of Imagine Crafts Black and Sparkle Embossing Powders to get an ornament that ‘looks like glass’ effect. (You might want the background ornament too… it’s HERE)

I die cut the Ornament Hooks and Caps die in Black glossy card-stock for the cap and from Silver Glitter card-stock for the hook.

Wish I could show it to you IRL!

I’m linking up to some challenges…

House of Cards Challenge – use a die or punch or both

Christmas Card Challenges – Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge – Christmas

 

Here’s another card I made because I wanted to use some more inks and spray… as if I hadn’t made a big enough mess already! haha

 

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I started with an A-2 top folding White card base.

I cut a white card-stock panel and embossed the panel with the new Large Snowflakes Stencil  by running it through my Big Shot. (I show this on a couple videos. Click on the video tab under the header)

Leaving the stencil in place, I adhered it to my desk with removable tape and using Imagine Crafts finger daubers, I inked the snowflakes with Imagine Crafts Memento Luxe Wedding Dress pigment ink.  Remove the stencil and emboss with Imagine Crafts White Embossing Powder.

Using three Imagine Crafts Versacolor square ink pads, Opera Pink, Peony and Raspberry, I rubbed ink over the snowflakes.

Then I sprayed on Imagine Crafts Sparkle Shimmer Spritz and rubbed the inked surface to blend and wipe the ink off the snowflakes.

I die cut the Peace Script die in White card-stock, smeared it with Versacolor Opera Pink ink and embossed it with Imagine Crafts Iridescent Embossing Powder.

I die cut the Pine Border Background die in White card-stock also.  I adhered the Peace Script cut to the trees with little dots of Tombow Mono Multi glue, then sprayed them with the Sparkle Shimmer Spritz and mounted the trees to the card with mounting squares.

I hope you can see the sparkle in the photo.  I took the picture in full sunlight, hoping it would show up.  I really like all of Imagine Crafts products.. hard to say what is my favorite because they are all FABULOUS!!!

THANKS so much for stopping by today!  It’s sunny and beautiful here in IA… yay!

 

Supplies I used on these cards… 

cards · Christmas · Fall · Memory Box · Stencils · Winter

Frosted Pine trees and Maple Leaves…

A couple cards I posted on the Memory Box blog today…


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No, I’m not ready for the sparkly, fluffy stuff but I sure like it on cards! lol

For the starry background, I applied Imagine Crafts Delicata Silver ink through the Stardust Stencil with Imagine Crafts large round ink Dauber onto a Memory Box A-2 Sapphire Notecard.

I die cut and embossed the Frosted Pine die five times in Memory Box Dill card-stock.  I went over the embossed snow areas with Dries White glue, shook on and tapped off the glitter and let it dry.

Merry is die cut from a Memory Box White notecard.

The word Christmas is left over from the Grand Merry Christmas Script die card I made and posted last week HERE.

I used two of the holly leaves from the HO HO Holly Leaves die and a couple red glitter domes finish it off.
Now for some Fall colors!


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Very simple but maybe a nice, easy to mail, ‘flat’ card! Gotta love that once in awhile! lol

The card base is a Memory Box Lagoon A-2 Notecard with a 5 1/4 inch x 4 inch panel from a Memory Box Parchment Notecard layered on top. I used Gathered Twigs Distress ink to edge the panel and all the leaves, letters and the Woodland Branch die.

I used the new Marvelous Maple Leaves die and cut the small leaf in 3 Memory Box card-stock colors, Meadow, Sweetcorn and Jack O Lantern. The large leaf is cut once out of Jack O Lantern.

Upper and lower case Classic Alphabet dies for happy FALL.


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Our daughters call their baby diaper inserts ‘flats’, so I can call my flat cards ‘flats’!  lol  Children are a blessing even when they create a lot of laundry!  I guess we big people make a lot of laundry too!  Now how did I get off on that! lol

I’ll link up to some challenges and call it a post!  ttul!  TFL!

(my merry Christmas card at the top)

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge – the words have it

Simon Says Stamp – Make your own background 

Divas By Design – Anything Goes 

Sister Act Card Challenge – Anything Goes 

Paper Creators Crafts – Early Christmas

(my happy FALL card)

2 Cute Ink Challenges – Fall 

 

 

Dies and Supplies I used on these cards…

 

cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Shopping · Spring · Stencils · Summer · Techniques

More New Memory Box and SALES!!!

 

First up…the SALES!!! 

I use my Perfect Layers tools all the time!  Perfect Paper Crafting is offering an awesome deal!  If you haven’t gotten yours yet…don’t miss this opportunity to get a deal on the new set of Mini Rulers and the mat!  You will not be sorry!  LOVE them!   If you already have them, maybe you want another set or what an awesome gift for a stamper friend!
Click the box below to check it out!

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I have admired and been tempted to buy for some time the New stamp and die sets from Simon Says Stamp.  I still don’t have any but if I have time to shop tomorrow, I want to but where to start!   In case you didn’t know and want to shop too… here’s the deal and a link to the sale. 

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thanks for shopping through my links! 

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Cards! Here’s another card using the NEW Summer 2014 Memory Box release. I started with the Floating Butterflies die cut out of a Memory Box white notecard. Next I cut out two of the inner lines with a scissors so I would have one complete butterfly.  Here’s a picture of the die so you can see the lines I cut off.

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I cut the Floating Butterflies Background die from a Memory Box Sweetcorn notecard. Using the Butterfly Vine stencil, I inked up the complete butterfly first, with Wild Honey Distress ink and the mini round ink blending tool.  Then moved the stencil to fit over the other two butterflies, making sure not to ink into the complete butterfly I stenciled first.

I die cut the Bursting Berry Vine and Blushing Flower Branch from a Memory Box Kraft notecard. I inked them with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool and then colored the leaves with YG Copics.

Cut the Blushing Flower Branch again with little pieces of Memory Box Lavender notecard placed over the flowers, emboss them with a stylus or run it back through the Big Shot with a tan mat and shims.  Leaving the flowers in the die, flip it over and ink through the die with Dusty Concord Distress ink and an ink blending tool.

 

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Using a variety of Memory Box butterfly dies… cut some butterfly bodies in lavender card…ink them a little with Dusty Concord Distress ink too.

The word ‘fly’ is cut from the Library Alphabet Tags set.

I glued with Tombow Mono Multi, Scrapbook Adhesives mounting squares and the ATG gun.

A2 size card…

Linking up to the NBUS Challenge HERE…  all of the dies have never been used!

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Over on the Memory Box  facebook page this a.m., I posted the Floating Butterflies card and a gal said she wanted to see something with the Curling Cloud die.  So I took the challenge for this afternoon!

I inlaid the Mini Hot Air Balloon and Beautiful Balloon dies with the Curling Cloud, cut the Memory Box initials with the Classic Uppercase Alphabet dies, cut summer with the Alphabet Soup die and fun with Parker Lowercase Alphabet dies.

 

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Another Curling Cloud glued on top of the card to finish it off.

It’s an A2 size card – Memory Box Lagoon notecard for the card base, white, cranberry and meadow for the cuts.

 

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So when it’s hot and humid… I stay in the house and keep cool!  How about you?  So my Summer fun is not in the air but on the ground, in the house playing with Memory dies, stencils and stamps!

I still have 3 class cards to post next week, some new Printworks stamps to play with and it’s time to color again!

TFL! and happy weekend…hope you get to make something too!

Here’s what I used to make these cards…