Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Sympathy Card - Challenge

Take a look at the Simon Says Monday Rubber Stamp Challenge.  This weeks theme is Little Critters.  I stamped & embossed dragonflies onto aqua vellum which created lovely delicate wings. After I cut them out, I attached some Dew Drop gems to form the bodies. You have until Monday May 29th (8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in. More information about participating in the challenge can be found HERE.

I am also entering the Rubber Dance Theme Challenge.  The May theme challenge is to use a  trio. Our theme is called "Rule of Three". You must use or make three of something,
Stamping must be obvious on your project. You do not have to use Rubber Dance stamps to participate. Your projects must match the theme. Max 3 entries per person. Entry via the linking tool with a direct link to your post (not just your blog). No back-linking to projects posted prior to the start of our challenge. You may combine with other challenges, as many as you like.  More information about participating in the challenge can be found HERE. The deadling is May 31st.


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Cherry Blossom - Embossed Foil Card - Rinea

Hi Crafty Friends...Rinea Double Sided Foiled Paper makes a beautiful background especially when you add texture to it by embossing.  Now, here is where I make a bit of a confession. This technique only came about by accident; as I wasn't expecting this result. Instead of a disaster, I was pleasantly surprised with what serendipity revealed (aka: happy coincidence). So let's see what happens when... you apply Alcohol Blending Solution to embossed Rinea foil.

Cherry Blossom Thank You Card: 

Directions:
1. Place a piece of blush foil into the embossing folder and send it through the die cutting machine.

2.  Apply Blending Solution to a felt pad and gently rub over the embossed design. When Alcohol Blending Solution comes into contact with the raised areas of the embossing, that area will lose its color and reveal the silver core color. This photo shows the embossed image after Blending Solution has been applied.

3.  Use black ink to stamp the Fuji Goddess Face onto white cardstock. Color the image with chalks and cut out. Matte the image with silver and pink fibrous paper.
 

4.  Attach the embossed cherry blossom foil to the cardbase. Adhere the stamped face. Next, stamp bamboo stalks with green ink and use a 3" paper punch to cut a circle. Layer it to the left side of the stamped face.

5. Attach a pink fiber along the bottom edge of the stamped face image.

6.  Finally, embellish the card with a dragonfly, gems, and a sentiment.


A Closer Look:
Rinea Supplies: Crafters Glossy Pack: Rinea Paper-Foil 10-Pack 15cm x 25cm (Blush)

Other Supplies:  Alcohol Blending Solution (Ranger), felt applicator tool, Cherry Blossom Embossing Folder, white cardstock, black ink pad, Fuji Goddess stamp (Stampington & Co), chalk (Inkadinkado), mini gems, dragonfly, fiber, sentiment, 3" circle punch, cardbase 5x7"
To purchase the lovely Blush Foiled Paper, visit Rinea.

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the
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Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Vellum Wedding Layout Video - The Robin's Nest

If you are looking for some scrapbooking ideas for an upcoming wedding, you won't want to miss my tutorial featuring delicate glitter vellum, lovely lavendar glitter cardstock, and beautiful white pearl dew drops.
You can see the complete step by step video HERE.

Robin's Nest Supplies:
Iridescent Classic Glitter Swirl Vellum, Wineberry Glitter Cardstock, Black & White Clock Cardstock, Iridescent Glitter Cardstock, Black Glitter Journal Tags, Doilie Die Cuts, Silver Straw, White Pearl Dew Drops, Dew Dew Glue

Other Supplies: 3 photos, white cardstock, vine die, script love die, die cutting machine, small roses

To purchase these supplies, visit The Robin's Nest.
For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at The Chattering Robin's Blog and follow us on Facebook.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Rubber Dance - May Color Challenge


This month they have chosen warm colors that should let us look forward to summer! Here is my card for the Rubber Dance May Color Challenge.  I love the torn edges...it's a technique I forget about but am always happy when I rediscover it.
Supplies: Inhale Exhale Art Stamp Set, Flower Bird Sketches Art Rubber Stamp Set  (Sin City Stamps), Distress Inks (Ranger), dotty stencil, black paper, white gel pen


How to join the Rubber Dance Challenge
The May Color/Theme Challenge is to use orange, red, & rose. You must include stamping on your project and please mention where you have used Rubber Dance stamps if it isn't obvious. You do not have to use Rubber Dance stamps to participate. Enter via the linking tool with a direct link to your post not just your blog's homepage.  The winner will get 5 stamps from Rubber Dance!  Deadline May 14th. Winners announced June 5th.
For the complete set of rules, go to the Rubber Dance Blog.

How to join the Craft Stamper Challenge
I am also submitting this card in the "Take It, Make It Challenge." The theme for May 2017 is Anything Goes. The complete set of guidelines for the competition can be found HEREThe deadline to enter is May 24th.
Simply be inspired by one element from the picture below.  Be sure to let us know how the picture inspired you. The twist is to stamp an image to the background of your project.
Deadline to enter is May 31st.
The complete set of guidelines for the competition can be found HERE.
https://creativeembellishments.com/blog/?p=11236

Thanks!

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Embossed Resist Background - Sin City Stamps

Hi There,
Let me show you how easy it is to create your own unique background with just a single stamp.
You can find the whole tutorial today over on the Sin City Blog.

A Sneak Peek...

Supplies:
1. Art Journaling #2 Rubber Set (Sin City Stamps)
2. Inhale Exhale Art Stamp Sheet (Sin City Stamps)
3. Flower on Stem Art Rubber Stamp (Sin City Stamps)
4. Watermark Ink Pad / White Embossing Powder / Heat Gun / Anti-Static Bag
5. Pigment Inks / Sponge Applicator
6. White Cardstock / Pattern Paper Scrap
7. Water Color Paints / Waterbrush
8. Dimensional Foam Pads
9. Permanent Black Ink Pad / Transparency

To purchase these stamps, please visit www.sincitystamps.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the
Sin City Blog  and follow us on Facebook.
Don't forget, you can also join the Fan Page HERE.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Little Sailor Layout - The Robin's Nest

When I found this blue & white stripe paper, I knew it was time to scrap my little nephew dressed in his sailor outfit. He is such a bundle of energy I don't know how they managed to capture photos of him that weren't just a big blur. The Gold Metallic Dew Drops finished off the layout perfectly. Go see more of my cute little sailor today over at The Robin's Nest where you will find the whole tutorial.
http://chatteringrobins.blogspot.com/2017/05/cutest-little-sailor-layout.html
The complete step by step tutorial is available HERE.

Robin's Nest Supplies:Winter Deer Glitter Cardstock (reverse), Red Rope Glitter Cardstock, Nautical Stripe Specialty Paper, Blue Glitter Chipboard, Metallic Gold Dew Drops, Red Straw
Other Supplies: red & blue pattern papers, nautical embellishments (Paper House), 4 photos
4x5" & 2x3"
To purchase these supplies, visit The Robin's Nest.
For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at The Chattering Robin's Blog and follow us on Facebook.
Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Craft Stamper Magazine -Ready Set Stamp - June 2017

Craft Stamper Magazine (June 2017)


My card was selected for the Ready Set Stamp Section. This month we were to be inspired by bright bold colors and summertime scenes. This issue should be in shops beginning May 5th.

A Sneak Peek:



To get a copy of the magazine visit, www.craftstamper.com.
To buy subscriptions visit, www.mags-uk.com
To buy digital copies visit, www.pocketmags.co.uk







Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Let's Celebrate National Craft Month - Blog Hop Party!!!

Come join the celebration...we're having a 


Here is my contribution showcasing Sin City Stamps. I hope you like my creation for the hop featuring Fairies & Blossoms 2. I created the wings by stamping onto transparency and adding some Stickles Glitter Glue. I applied Distress Ink (Barn Door) randomly to white cardstock. Then I embossed a demask design on it.  To add more contrast, I swiped the same pad of Distress Ink over the design to give the raised areas a darker shade of red. 

Giveaways: To be eligible to win, follow the Sin City Blog, then visit all the blogs participating.  Please leave a comment on the Sin City Blog and let them know about your blog travels and tell them about some of your favorite projects! Winners revealed May 10th.