Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Monochromatic Elegance

Hi everyone!! 
Nora here from A Creative Touch on the blog today with a simple, monochromatic card using the Modern Petals Stencil (my FAVORITE!!!) and a sentiment from the Foxy stamp set. 

I started off this card by creating the background with the Modern Petals stencil and Nuvo Crackled Mousse in Russian White. 

I taped a piece of cream cardstock down on my craft sheet and then taped the stencil over it. I used a spatula to spread the mousse over the stencil like I was frosting a cake.

I had never used this medium before but I watched a couple tutorials on how to use this medium. I carefully took the stencil off the top but left the cardstock taped to my craft mat to dry for 
twenty-four hours. 

In my research, I found that if you didn't dry it taped to something stiff, the panel could roll up when drying. This doesn't hurt the panel in anyway but I wanted to prevent that from happening as 
much as possible.

I die cut the dried panel, added some cream twine and used foam adhesive to adhere it to a top folding, A2 card base.

I added a sentiment that I stamped and heat embossed in gold, using the Foxy stamp set. I thought the font style and the gold went well with the muted colors I used for this card. I used foam adhesive to give the sentiment some emphasis.

I completed my card by adhering some cream and gold sequins randomly around the sentiment. 

This card was really simple to create but there is an elegance to it with the monochromatic colors that I chose to use.

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 I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Be sure to pop back in later this week for some awesome projects by my fellow design team members!!

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Friday, July 31, 2020

If All Else Fails, Put On A Tutu and Twirl

Maria here on the blog with you today sharing a slimline card, showcasing the Tutu stamp set and Ballerina Fri-dies.

I ink-blended my slimline panel with some distress oxide inks and adhered this piece on a slimline card base measuring 8 1/2 by 7 scored at 3/12 inches.

I used a die from my collection to die-cut the "film strip" and foam-mounted this piece on my colored background.

I stamped the little ballerinas with some black alcohol ink and die-cut using the Ballerina Fri-dies.  I also foam-mounted them onto my card for added dimension.

I ink-blended another piece of card stock and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I sprinkled some clear embossing powder, and heat-set using my heating tool.  I fussy-cut the sentiment and adhered this on the card with foam adhesive.

To finish my design, I used my white gel pen to add more texture to the sentiment and adhered some iridescent jewels on each of the ballerina's hair.  Here's another look:

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed below.  Please don't forget to use my coupon code to get 15% off your order.  Have an amazing day!


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Noel - Slimline Card

Hi everyone. Really hope your week has gone to plan and that wherever you live, you and your family are safe. We are still doing well here in New Zealand with no community transmission but have stupid people who are entering the country, that have to be in hotel isolation for 14 days, breaking out to buy booze, cigarettes etc. Its so selfish and putting everyone at risk. I just don't understand it!! Luckily none of them have spread the virus but it only takes one as you all know......

Back to happy stuff now and the thought of Christmas!! I've made a few Christmas cards lately and become hooked on slimline cards. Love that you can fit more on a longer card front but I'm struggling with taking the photos, as with this example:

My idea was to do a card that used only one stamp set (my favourite Joy set) and was all stamping. I love how it turned out but have struggled to take a decent photo with this new shape. So please bear with me while I experiment....

And to find out how I put this card together, with the card dimensions etc, pop over to my blog HERE.

Hopefully this will give you some ideas for your own Christmas cards. You can set yourself up with your favourite ink colours in front of the tv and watch a Christmassy horror movie like I did while I made this one (it was called 'Black Christmas' and not a bad film) or maybe watch another of your favourite holiday movies while you stamp away....

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll be back here again soon with some more cards ideas.

Take care


Monday, July 27, 2020

A Background With A Bang!

Hi all!  Lisa here and today I'm sharing a project with some of my very favorite things!

I started with my favorite stencil... the Starlequin Stencil!  I am not sure what it is about this stencil but it's my go to... if I had it in the picture you'd be able to tell it's my most!  (Which is why it's not in the!)  I applied some gold texture paste through the stencil and while it was wet, I sprinkled on some of my favorite Wow Embossing Powder, Bang Colour Blend.  I didn't cover the entire texture paste area but instead randomly sprinkled it on.  I heated it up... when you use texture paste to emboss you are looking for the "bubble"... it is so cool and fun to watch the powders transform!

I set that aside to be sure the texture paste that was exposed was completely dry and worked on the unicorn from the Be A Unicorn stamp set.  I stamped it using the Wow Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad and then heat embossed it using another favorite, Metallic Gold Rich Pale.  I die cut it with the coordinating die and then I mixed up some white glitter and Glossy Accents and painted the unicorn inside the lines with the glitter mixture.  I darkened his eye using a black alcohol marker and colored in his hooves with a gold gel pen.  I die cut another unicorn in gold and popped up my glittery embossed unicorn onto the solid gold die cut piece, but offset it for a shadow effect.

Finally I stamped one of the sentiments from the Be A Unicorn set in a coordinating color and trimmed it down and popped it up and then scattered a few sequins around.

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That's me for today!   Thanks so much for stopping and I hope you enjoyed it!  Come again soon for more CAS-ual Fridays inspiration!

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Tutu Twirling

Hello and happy Saturday!  It's Michelle here with you today from Seashell Creations.
I needed to put on my Tutu this week and twirl!
I'm sure I'm not the only one feeling that way at the moment so here's a card that I hope will bring a smile to your face and make you want to put a tutu on and twirl!

I've used the ever so cute "Tutu" stamp set on my card today along with some  "4 Petal Fri-Dies".
I stamped the ballerina out with some black ink and die cut her using the coordinating "Ballerina Fri-Dies".  I colored the flowers on her tutu and hair with some Prisma pencils and added a bit of glitter using a glue pen.  I die cut some of the petals from white card stock and sponged them with  distress ink.  I die cut a card panel and lightly sponged some pink ink then popped up the ballerina.  I adhered the petals and stamped the sentiment with some black ink. 

Tutu4 Petal Fri-DiesBallerina Fri-Dies

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Christmas in July

Happy Thursday!! Nora here from A Creative Touch with a slimline Christmas card. This is only the second slimline card I ever created and it was so fun!!

I started off this card by stamping with Versamark ink onto a white card base sized 8 1/4" by 3 1/4" with Bringing on the Snowflakes and heat embossing the snowflakes in white.

Next I used Victorian Velvet as my first color to blend onto the front of my cardstock.

I followed this with Abandoned Coral.

Then I used Festive Berries.

Over that I used Candy Apple Distress Ink.

I did go back and forth with the color before to get this blend. The last color I used was Vintage Photo Ink. When I was done with the blending, I spritzed water over the top to give it some texture. 

I let the cardfront dry while I die cut the sentiment three times using the Merry Christmas Fri-dies. I stacked the die cuts together, adhering them for some dimension. I used some Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops over the top and set it aside to dry.

I then stamped some small snowflakes using the Snowy Sayings stamp set and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. 

I took the card front and sprinkled gold watercolor and watered down white acrylic paint on top. I then dried it using a heat gun and then adhered the panel over a red card base measuring 
8 1/2" by 3 1/2."

I adhered some vellum strips over the top of the card front and then the dried sentiment over that. 

My last step was to adhere some gold stars that I die cut using the Fun-Fetti Fri-dies.

This card was so fun to make!!! I encourage you to create a slim line card of your own.

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Have a FABULOUS day!!!