Monday, June 17, 2019

Video - Die Cut Crazy Series - "Wishing You" Quilted and Shutter Cards


I am die cut crazy and have so much fun designing with all the awesome dies that are available from my favorite companies! In the video I posted today I feature a "Wishing" die and stamp set from Divinity Designs (formerly Our Daily Bread) on all the cards I share. Here is the one of the cards I show how to make in the video:  


It is a gatefold card with a belly band with the "Wishing" die cut and a butterfly. The pretty pink paper was created with Altenew's Painted Fantasy wide washi tape over pink cardstock. Look at the fun surprise when the card is opened: 


To see how easy this card is to make and many more samples with these great dies, watch my newest video here. Thanks for visiting here, watching and subscribing at my YouTube channel and for helping me #share the joy of creativity.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Alcohol Ink and Deco Foil Wedding Card


I played with alcohol inks on Yupo paper and while the inks were still tacky, adding some gold Deco Foil for sparkle a long time ago and never got around to blogging this card. Here is a close up of the alcohol ink and gold foil:


I die cut LOVE out using a die from Die-namics, then raised it on black fun foam for the eclipse look. I die cut the bottom edge with a die from Lawn Fawn and the layered Mrs. and Mrs. were cut out of the same alcohol inked piece with layering dies from Honey Bee Stamps. 

I am entering this card in the Wedding/Anniversary challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Sneak Peak of Next Week's Video Quilt Cards


I had so much fun making quilt cards with my new Quilted Triangles Die from Our Daily Bread for next week's video, I have two extra cards to share today as a sneak peak. I show in the video (which is live Monday the 17th) how easy it is to use this die set to make fun quilt cards. I had a previous quilt die set that I used once and swore never to use it again because it was so difficult to figure out where the pieces went! This die set is beautifully stitched and the sized triangles can go into any of the same size openings. I did the first card in patterned flowers, pink and white and adding a pink butterfly and "thinking of you" from Sue Wilson of Creative Expressions. 

My second card was made in shades of peach and green and is prettier IRL. Come back Monday for more quilted cards with this great die set from Our Daily Bread (now known as Divinity Designs.)

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Thank You Card with Stencils, Stamps and Punches and No Dies

I made this card for a recent challenge at our monthly stamp club to use NO DIES in the making of a card. This is a real challenge for me as I would say about 99% of my cards nowadays are made with dies. But I faced the challenge and love how this card turned out. I brushed on pink ink through a TCW scalloped mandala stencil going lighter as I moved out from the center. The pink circle and flower were created with punches. I stamped a lovely sentiment from Gina K Designs and added some clear sparkly gems. So pretty and no dies! 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Layered Positive and Negative Foiled Cards

I combined a couple techniques from recent videos to make the two cards I am sharing today: layered die cards and Brutus Monroe foils in the positive and negative versions. I used the fun 6 sided shaped dies from Gina Marie Designs for these cards and alternated the layers up and down with foam strips on the raised ones.

The beautiful foiled flower was created with a Gina K Designs stencil, Therm O Web transfer gel, and Silver Sketch foil from Brutus Monroe. "With Sympathy" is a new die from Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions. Here is the version I created with the negative of the foiled piece:


Same foil, stencil and technique and I made this one a celebration card with a scripty Celebrate die from Tonic over a vellum layer. I love the silver foil and black together and hope these cards inspired you to try these techniques or products.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Video- Part Two Making Memory Books with Tonic Studios Dies


Today's video is Part Two of my series on how to make memory books with Tonic Studios dies and in this video I show a new Memory Book from our trip to New Orleans as well as how to make a magnetic center flap page and a double flap page. I learned how make these pages from Jodie Johnson on her Memory Makers Facebook Group. It is a private FB group so you do need to apply to become a member and then you can see all of Jodie's videos as well as many member's memory books.


There are many different memory book die sets from Tonic Studios and I own the first set. In the video, you will see all the pages of this memory book and how to make a couple more detailed interactive pages. Here are a few more pages of this New Orleans Memory Book:




I am finding it is more fun to make these smaller memory books than to do a full size scrapbook for our trips and family celebrations! Watch here for some tips on how easy these books come together.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Embossed Hello Card

I have been playing with embossing powder techniques and made this sparkly embossed hello card with a technique from years ago. I simply applied Versamark ink all over one side of a Crafter's Companion embossing folder (the front side with the label on it), put a piece of yellow cardstock in it and ran it through my embossing machine. Then I dumped on Nuvo sparkly black glitter embossing powder and heated it with my heat gun. It is hard to see the sparkle in the picture, but it adds a lovely touch to the embossed card front. I layered it on black and then on a yellow card base and added a scripty hello from Tonic Studios.