Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Celebrate Card for TTCRD Challenge


It’s Tuesday and time for another Through the Craft Room Door challenge. As always the theme is my favorite, Anything Goes! There is a new challenge every Tuesday at TTCRD. I am on Team A and this week is our turn to post our cards. The sponsor this week is That Craft Place. Check out the TTCRD blog for all the details and great cards by the rest of the dt.

For this challenge, I created a card featuring “Catwalk Calli”, a digital stamp from That Craft Place. I stamped her on cream cardstock, did a little coloring and cut her out. I stamped her dress on purple velvet paper, cut it out and embossed it with an embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts.

I made a card at my local stamp shop with this ombre look die cut background and decided to recreate it on this card. I cut a piece of cream cardstock and applied temporary tape on both sides. I sponged very light purple (Shaded Lilac Distress Ink) on the bottom and sponged darker towards the top (Dusty Concord Distress Ink.) Then I removed the temporary tape masks and cut two pieces off the top with Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders wavy die. I attached all the pieces to the cream cardbase with mounting tape to raise them. I attached Calli and a “Celebrate” sentiment cut out with a Cherry Lynn Die. I didn’t have any purple sequins, so I colored some clear sequins with my purple Copic and attached.

**Don’t Miss It! The brand new March/April 2015 issue of Through The Craft Room Door magazine is available for your viewing pleasure in the "Subscribers Only Area" of the TTCRD website.  It is loaded with over 100 pages of paper craft tutorials, tons of inspiration and projects you can create. Plus free digis, two articles by me (CHA review and Zentangle tutorial) and 3 of my cards among dozens of great cards. Come check it out! If you do not currently subscribe to the magazine you will need to go to the top of the page and click on the Subscription/Renewals tab. I highly recommend everyone get a subscription to this great on line magazine!**


I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Scribble and Scrap and 613 Avenue Create, and the Design Team Showcase.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hummingbird Peace Card


This is another card I designed for the upcoming classes in my home. I am sharing a technique using fine glitter, stencils and Copics, as well as a beautiful new Hummingbird stamp by Earth Art International. The side feather piece is very sparkly IRL - here is a close-up that shows that a little better:
I started with a strip of very stickly two sided Sookang tape attached to a piece of cardstock. Then I removed the top piece and poured fine glitter all over the strip, then burnished the glitter into the tape. I attached an open feather stencil from Balzer Designs for TCW and sponged on Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Then I attached the detailed feather stencil that matches and sponged on Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I stamped the hummingbird on peach and aqua papers, cut out and attached to the navy card. I die cut "peace" (Essentials by Ellen) and attached. I stamped the "be with you" from Rubbernecker, punched out with a window punch from Stampin' Up and attached.

I am entering this in the Anything Goes challenges at 613 Avenue Create and Simon Says Stamp.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Dreamweaver Fun Fold Card

I have been playing with fun folds, new stamps and Brusho Crystal Colours for monthly classes that are starting again in my home soon. I recently purchased this Dreamweaver stamp from Fun Stampers Journey and knew I wanted to feature it on a card. I heat embossed it with detail black ink on a piece of watercolor paper, then sprinkled orange, violet and blue Brushos and spritzed with water resulting in a beautiful front piece. The fold is created by scoring an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" aqua blue piece at 2,3,5 and 6". This is what the card looks like from the top, showing the folds:

And here is a look with the card spread out so you can see all the details:
The side panels are cut with a Memory Box die called Lucienne Tile. I cut a small feather with an Impression Obsession die, sponged the edges and stamped "Take Care" from Flourishes.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Simon Says Stamp and Jo's Scrap Shack, and the embossing challenge at Virginia's View.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Faux Leather Look Card with Bisters


I love how this masculine card turned out - looks even more rustic IRL. I started with a piece of thick kraft cardstock and heat embossed an old TAC crackle background with clear embossing powder. Then I sprinkled on mahogany, natural and brown Bister powders (purchased at I Brake for Stamps) and spritzed with water. I soaked up the excess water with a paper towel and dried the piece with a heat gun. I always use extra watercolor or thick cardstock when working with Bisters or Brushos so I can tape the piece down on a craft sheet with removable tape. Then I cut it down to the size I want for the card. I stamped Crackerbox Palace's old time watch on grey paper, cut out and sponged with Black Soot Distress Ink. I die cut For You (from Impression Obsession) and punched it out with a circle punch. I die cut two black braids from the Braid Border set by Dee's Distinctively, laid them down with alternating centers and attached with silver nail heads. The faux leather card front was attached to a black card base. I will be teaching this card in card classes coming up in my home.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Tuesday Throwdown.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Crackerbox Palace Little Black Dress Card


It's Crackerbox Palace Friday and today I am sharing a feminine card I made with Crackerbox Palace’s awesome stamps. I started with a black 4 ¼” x 11” card and folded it at 5 ½”. Then I folded the left side back in half again. I used the partial die cut technique in the center of the black card front to cut only the right half of a label die from QuicKutz (put the top glass only on the half you want to cut.) Then I folded back the cut part and attached to the left side of the card front. I cut a slightly smaller QuicKutz label shaped piece out of script designer paper and stamped Crackerbox Palace’s Party Dress in black and added a flower at the waist. On the inside I stamped “You’re Utterly Fabulous” for the fabulous lady who will receive this card.



**As a present to you from Crackerbox Palace, all the  stamps  on this card will be 20% OFF for one week! What a deal! **

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp and the Fancy Folds challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Yikes! It's Another Sketch Challenge at Repeat Impressions


Happy Wednesday everyone! It's time for another fun sketch challenge at The House that Stamps Built and we are challenging you to make a card using the sketch below and link it up for a chance at some great Repeat Impressions rubber! For all the details on what you can win and to see the other Rock Stars cards using this sketch, please visit our blog.

CAS card and sketch this week and I decided to make a card that would put a smile on someone’s face. I stamped “Yikes!” a bunch of times on a striped dp. Then I stamped the Yikes Cat and cut him out with a scalloped circle die. I colored him and added some blue gel dots around the circle. Then I attached him with a Wobbles spring so he shakes and wiggles. 

Here is the sketch for you to follow when you create a card for our challenge. You do not need to use Repeat Impressions stamps to enter our challenges, but you get an extra chance to win if you do!

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Love to Scrap and Craft Your Passion.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sneak Peak of Wedding Stamp Camp Card


I think white on white is such an elegant look for a card. I designed this card for a stamp camp my friend Jane Luxem and I are hosting on May 16th. More information will be posted on the stamp camp later. This wedding card features my favorite die cut - the leafy flourish from Cherry Lynn Designs and their challenge this week is Anything Goes so I am entering this card. I started with a 6 x 4 1/2"  folded card base and cut off the right side of the front with a large oval die. I embossed the side of the front and inside with an embossing folder by Sizzix. I attached the leafy die cut (Cherry Lynn Designs) and the Congrats die cut (Penny Black). I embossed some punched butterflies in the Swiss dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug) and attached them with some pearls.

I am also entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Scribble and Scrap.