Monday, April 29, 2019

Best Catch and Crackle Paint

This card was cased from the very talented Julie Gilson, but I changed the Designer Series Paper color.  So glad this stamp set (Best Catch) is being carried over to the new annual catalog. The base of the card is Mint Macaron.  Then on a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Shimmer White cardstock, I used Versamark ink and used Silver Embossing Powder as well as on the fish.  I heat embossed both and die cut the fish.
Here are more of my written instructions on how I made this card:

Stamp Set:  Best Catch, Crackle Paint (Page 44 in Occasions)

Cardstock:  Mint Macaron, Shimmery White, Silver Foil, Bright’s DSP

Ink:  Versamark, Silver Embossing Powder, Mint Macaron, Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy

Other:  Big Shot, Best Catch of the Day Thinlets, Heat Tool, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes (Circle) Framelit Dies, Silver Metallic Thread, Aqua Painter, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Faceted Dots



1.     The base of the card is Mint Macaron Cardstock cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4” in the middle.

2.    The second layer is Shimmery White cardstock cut at 3-3/4” x 5”.  Use the Embossing Buddy on the Shimmery White cardstock. Ink up the Crackle Paint Background stamp with Versamark Ink and sprinkle it with the Silver Embossing Powder.  Heat set it with the Heat Tool.  Ink up the fish stamp the same way and die cut with the Best Catch of the Day Thinlets.

3.    Fill the Aqua Painter with water.  Now, you will need to watercolor the embossed Shimmery White cardstock that has been embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.   Use blocks to pick up the color from the ink pads and then use them as your palette to pick up the colors with the Aqua Painter.  Do the same process with the fish.  Let dry completely!  When dry, attach the fish with Dimensionals to a Whisper White die cut stitched circle layered onto a Mint Macaron Circle.  Set aside for now.

4.    The Silver Foil is cut at 2-3/4” x 2-3/4” and adhered to the front of the embossed Shimmery White cardstock that is now dry. 

5.    Cut a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock at 2-5/8” x 2-5/8” and layer 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” of the DSP. Optional: Wrap the Silver Thread around your hand 3 or 4 times and adhere to the back of layers with Snail Adhesive.  Attach Dimensionals to adhere over the Silver Foil.

6.   Add a strip of DSP cut at ¾” x 3-3/4”.  Optional:  Add Faceted Dots on either side using the Paper Piercing Tool.

7.    Add the fish layers with Dimensionals to the center of the card.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Sweetest Thing - Never Ending Card




It's been a while since I've made a Never Ending Card and I thought the Sweetest Thing stamp set and the How Sweet It Is DSP would be perfect for making one as a birthday card.  Here are my written instructions after following a video of Diane Hutchison on Crafts by the Bow:

1.     Cut two pieces of Coastal Cabana cardstock at 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”.  Score one of them at 1-3/8” on each side of the 5-1/2” side using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  Turn to the 4-1/4” side and cut in half at 2-1/8” on the Stampin’ Trimmer.  These will be marked 1 and 2.
2.    On the other piece of Coastal Cabana, on the 4-1/4” side, score 1-1/16” on each side.  Turn on the 5-1/2” side and cut at 2-3/4” on the Stampin’ Trimmer.  These will be marked 3 and 4

                                                                   
3.    Use two rows of about 1” each of tear and tape at the top left of 3 and top right of 4.  Repeat at the bottom left of 3 and bottom right of 4 with two rows of Tear and Tape.


4.    Remove the tape backing.  Make sure that 3 and 4 are even before placing 1 at the top of 3 and 4.  Once it’s in place, 2 should be next at the bottom.  You may need to trim on the edge if not even.  Use the Bone Folder to crease each score line as you fold and unfold.
5.    Now you are ready to add Designer Paper cut at the following dimensions:
You need (8) of 2” x 2-5/8” DSP of different designs.
You need (4) of 2” x 1-1/4” DSP of the same design. 
You need (4) of 7/8” x 2-5/8” of the same design.
You need (8) of 7/8” x 1-1/4” of two different designs.
6.    Now using the Jar of Sweets Framelit Dies and the How Sweet It Is DSP, die cut the candy jars in the Big Shot.  Use Paper Snips to cut out candy and attach with Adhesive.
7.    Die cut the small Rectangle Framelits and ink up the sentiment “Sweets for You” and another one with “Happy Birthday” in Coastal Cabana ink.
8.    Add three Glitter Enamel Dots to the front of the card.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Best Bunny Suspension Card


This is a card we made at the last workshop called a suspension card.  I learned how to make this card from a video from Barb Mullikin.  Here are my instructions:

1.     The base of the card is Thick Whisper White cardstock cut at 4-1/4” x 11” and scored at 5-1/2” in the middle.

2.    The second layer is Botanical Butterfly DSP cut at 4” x 5-1/4”. Layer onto the front of the card for placement.  Put a small dap of Snail Adhesive in the middle.  Place oval die over center and die cut out in the Big Shot.

3.    Take the scallop oval and the oval you used in 2. to create a nest together on a scrap of Highland Heather cardstock.

4.    On the front of the card place two strips of Tear and Tape at the top of the oval and two at the bottom of the oval.

5.    Lay a strip of Baker’s over the center of the oval.  Then put more Tear and Tape over the other Tear and Tape to hold in place.

6.    Ink up the bunny pieces with Memento Black ink and punch out with the Bunny Builder Punch.  Color in with the Smoky Slake Stampin’ Blends. 

7.    Stamp the birthday package and fussy cut it out with the Paper Snips.  Color it in with Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends.  The front paws should be attached as though holding the present in front.  Put the tail in the back.

8.    Put the bunny back in the center of the opening with the Baker’s twine down the middle of the bunny.  Add Glue Dots..

9.    Take the front bunny on top of the bunny back.

10.  Ink up the “Surprise” sentiment with Gorgeous Grape on Whisper White 5/8” strip.  Flag it with the Paper Snips to create a banner.

11.   On the inside down at the right bottom, ink up the sentiment “Happy Birthday”.

12.  Optional:  Add sequins to the front.  Spin twine around so when card is opened it spins around.

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