Thursday, February 20, 2020

More Fun Melted Crayon Background Cards From My Newest Video


I created this patriotic red, white and blue card with metallic crayon shavings for my newest video where I show how easy it is to melt crayons without an iron for mixed media backgrounds. I simply added some stickers from a patriotic collection and one more card is done for my brother's Honor Flight.


I love this new cover die from Gina Marie Designs and cut it out of a melted crayon background with greens and blues and gold embossing powder for an easy birthday card for a friend. I hope all the cards I shared in the video and on my blog tempt you to try this technique. I did not try it in a laminator, but it might work in those too, or you can use an iron if you don't have a MINC.

I am entering the first card in the Simon Says Stamp Add a Sentiment Challenge.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Easy Guys and Kids Cards with Melted Crayon Mixed Media Backgrounds


I had so much fun making cards with melted crayon backgrounds for my newest video and this guy's card is one of my favorites from the video. Melted metallic crayon shavings and black embossing powder created a grungy masculine background and then I added the perfect beer die cuts from Sue Wilson's Birthday Brewing die set. I added some metallic rub-on to the beer keg and the beer glass inside: 

The melted crayons make easy backgrounds for kids cards too as in this fun card: 
I used stitched dies from Gina Marie Designs and My Favorite Things as well as the cute frog die from Simon Says Stamp and Howdy from Karen Burniston. 

To see how easy it is to make mixed media backgrounds with crayons, watch the video here. I appreciate every minute watch on my YouTube channel as well as shares and comments and new subscribers!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Video - No Iron Melted Crayon Mixed Media Card Backgrounds


I have shared in previous videos how a MINC machine can be used to melt cling wrap to easily attach napkins and also how it can melt embossing powders. I recently watched a video where crayons were melted to create cool backgrounds and wondered if my MINC would melt crayon shavings too and the answer is YES! It is so easy to create fun colorful mixed media backgrounds and in my newest video I show how it is done and many card samples with this technique.

This is the card I create in the video with metallic crayon shavings, embossing powder and a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. The sentiment dies are from Bright Rosa. Here is another version of this card with slightly different colors:


This card example shows you can emboss the crayon background and add metallic rub to your cards. A tip I share in the video is when you want to add a die cut sentiment to a very busy background like this one, if you attach it to a vellum strip it will stand out and not distract from the background. The scripty Celebrate is a die from Tonic Studios.

I had so much fun with the easy melted crayon backgrounds made with my MINC, I share many more cards in the video and later this week on my blog. Thanks for your visit today and your support of my YouTube channel.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's or Galentine's Day!

This is my favorite of the seven cards I made for my newest video with the same embossing folder and stencil set from Crafter's Companion and I show easy it is to get this look in the video. I started with embossing Tonic Studio's Scarlet Organza Mirror Card in the embossing folder and then applied Deco Foil's Transfer Gel through the matching stencil. When it was dry, I ran the piece through my MINC with a piece of Brutus Monroe Sunrise Foil which has a lovely mix of red and gold changing colors. I love how this turned out!

Not every Valentine has to be romantic and I made this one for my dear friend by changing a Karen Burniston die to say "Happy Galentine's Day". She should have it by now so saved this one for the last card to share this week. 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Foiled and Mixed Media Love Cards From My Stretch Your Supplies Video Series


Today I am posting two more cards I made with the same embossing folder and stencil set from Crafter's Companion as well as the same blue  mirror card from Tonic Studios and Silver Sketch foil from Brutus Monroe and Therm O Web. As I show in this week's video, it is easy to apply Deco Foil Transfer Gel through a stencil and then when it is dry, attach the foil by running it through a laminator or MINC. I can't wait to try the brand new Duo Gel from Therm O Web which allows you to attach foil without the heat of a MINC or laminator! The Mr. and Mrs die on the front of my first card is from Honey Bee Stamps and the die on the inside of this card is from Lil' Inker.


This mixed media version of this card started out with a big mistake but I turned it into a happy mistake. I accidentally smeared the Deco Foil Transfer Gel while it was still wet, so I deliberately smeared the other hearts and transferred some of the gel to the rest of the background with a scrunched up paper towel. When it was dry, the silver sketch foil attached to all the gel creating the hearts and the silver spotted areas on the blue mirror card. I also spattered on some white paint for more of a mixed media look. "Forever" is a die from Cutplorations. 

I had fun making 7 cards using the same embossing folder and stencil for this video and on Valentine's Day I will share the last card which is my favorite of the bunch. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

More Love Cards from My Newest Stretch Your Supplies Series Video

If you follow me on my blog or YouTube channel, you know one of my favorite techniques with a stencil is to apply Therm O Web Deco Foil Transfer Gel through a stencil and then add gorgeous foil to it when it is dry and I share how to do that in my newest video here. All of the seven cards in this video started with creating a background with the Gemini Contemporary Hearts Embossing Folder.  Amber Watercolor is one of my all time favorite colors of Deco Foil and I used that one this masculine love card on the stenciled hearts. I also cut the layer on the love die from Honey Bee Stamps out of that foil and punched some hearts.

Another fun way to use this matching embossing folder and stencil is to brush on ink through the stencil and then add Nuvo Gold Aqua Shimmer on the inked hearts. My husband's favorite colors are orange and yellow so this card will be saved for our anniversary. The scripty "with love" die is from Tonic Studios.

Be sure to stop back the rest of the week as I share more of the seven love cards I show in the video here. 

I am entering the first card in the With Love Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Video - Stretch Your Supplies Series - 7 Love Cards with 1 Embossing Folder and Stencil


We all need to find ways to stretch our crafty dollars and supplies and in this week's video, I am sharing 7 different love cards made with one embossing folder and matching stencil from Gemini and Crafter's Companion called Contemporary Hearts.


My first card shares the easiest way to get a gorgeous card by simply embossing Tonic Studios Scarlet Organza Mirror Card with the Contemporary Hearts Embossing Folder and adding a fun "happy heart day" diecut from Lawn Fawn. 

I show in the video how I made this tone on tone love card with Therm O Web Deco Foil White Pearl Metallix Gel on a cream suede heart cut out with a Kat Scrappiness Wonky Heart Die. I embossed the cream colored background with the Contemporary Hearts embossing folder and also embossed the suede heart. Then I applied the metallix gel through the matching stencil. I raised the heart on pop dots and attached so the hearts pattern continues from the background through the heart. The gorgeous Love die is from Quietfire Designs. 

There are 5 more cards I share in the video using many other products and techniques so be sure to watch it here. Thanks for your visit here today and any minutes spent watching my videos as well as your comments and subscribing if you have not already! 

I am entering the first card in the With Love Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday and the second card in the Hearts challenge at Kat Scrappiness.