Saturday, June 30, 2018

Perfectly Imperfect- Cherry Blossom Envelope Art

Hello everyone and happy Saturday!
So this take over the blog post is going to be downright honest and truthful and I am going to share a project that I like now but originally I was not a fan of, and I am going to tell you all why.
So let's get started.

I started with a Kraft envelope and using the Raisin Boat Cherry Blossom stamp set (10149-Z) I colored the stamps with water color pens and spritzed them with lots of water, I then stamped them down around the address area I had doodled around with a thin black pen.  Isn't this stamp pretty and look at how unexpected my results are, I mean they are Cherry Blossoms but are so undefined and ethereal, fun right?

I moved the stamps all around and continued adding water colors to the stamps, spritzing with water and stamping down.  I then set that aside to dry.  When it was dry I took some Perfect Pearls in the color Perfect Pearls and added some water to an acrylic block, mixed them together and then flicked them onto the envelope.  I then added my "To" address (I do have permission from the recipient to use her address) and this is where things took a turn..... I hated my handwriting and messed up the address, so I tried to fix it and it just got worse.  But I did not want to throw away the envelope, I liked it.  So I took an exacto knife and cut out the address portion.  I know right? Crazy!  So then I took a piece of acetate and backed the window like I would a shaker card or window envelope and it was better and then I re-doodled the lines around the window.  I then took a piece of Kraft card stock and re did the "To" address and when I was happier with it I attached it to the inside of the card.
To finish it all off, because I really am going to mail it, I needed a stamp.  And I have an abundance of stamps because I LOVE them and when the post office releases new ones I am generally right there in line adding to my supply.  So the other thing is I try to match stamps on my cards to the recipient, and this recipient is a fan, ahem, FAN of Disney, the stamp does not necessarily match the watercolor flowers, except the brown colors, maybe, sort of.... but I decided to stick with my decision.   And that was the next area I was a little unhappy with, until I started to really think of why I was making the envelope, who I was sending it to and the fact that any kindness or thought of another is generally what makes people smile and gives them happiness.  So although it is not "perfect" and  I see the "flaws" I reevaluated and I like it after all, it is real and shows the true reason I got into card making, sharing a smile and a thought and a bit of happiness.  Because in the end who does not like to get happy mail in their box whether I see an "issue" with it or not, because generally speaking we are our own worst critics and maybe just maybe it was me stepping out of my crafty box and just feeling like it was so different from my normal that it wasn't good enough or perfect. So this Saturday I wish you all patience with your self and your talents and joy that you create and that whatever you create or share is perfect and special and appreciated, no mater what your little inner voice tells you, you rock!
See you all soon

Cherry Blossom (10149-Z)

Friday, June 29, 2018

Way To Go!

Happy Friday! Lisa from The Relativity of Paper sharing four cards featuring the Victorine Originals Bicycles Set with Penny Farthing

Using the colors from the current mood board I did a little repeat stamping with the bicycles, add an embossed line below and above the stamped image using my mini scoreboard, and added a simple sentiment from my stash. 

Using the news print stamps with this set I stamped backgrounds in black and brown, stamped the Penny Farthing in Pink and Green ink, used the scan n cut to cut them out, and popped them up off the stamped backgrounds with 3D mounting foam. The die-cut sentiment is from my stash. 

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Elegant Wedding Card

Good Morning!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here with you today.  The card I am sharing with you uses the Victorine Originals Wedding Couple Silhouette stamp and the Victorine Originals Best Wishes stamp.
The card panel is quite simple.  I stamped the Couple Silhouette stamp using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink and stamp platform.  I used the heat gun to make sure it was dry, then added patterned paper and washi tape in the opposite corner for extra sparkle and elegance.  The Best Wishes sentiment was stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black onto vellum and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I wrapped the vellum around the card front, securing it on the back.  The only embellishments I used were two Pink Diamond sparkling gems near the sentiment.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Night Owl

Good Morning, Sharon here from Mollie Moo's Crafty Place having fun on the blog today.

I love owls, in fact my family would tell you I am crazy about them so for today's post I have been having fun with the Raisin Boat Night Owl stamp set:

 I made my night sky by stamping the moon and masking it. I then blended 3 different distress inks over my card to give a shaded night sky. I stamped the branch from the stamp collection and colored this brown. I then stamped the Night Owl sentiment in the middle of my moon.

These little scruffy bundles of fun were colored with alcohol markers and fussy cut.

I glued them in place on my branch.
My card base was matted with black card before adding my design.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Birthday cards

Hello! Jamie here with more birthday cards. I'm so glad to be building up my stash of these cards, as I always need them, but never have enough made.

Distress oxide inks are quickly becoming some of my favorite inks. Paired with the large Happy Birthday stamp from Victorine Originals, they make a perfect card no matter what technique I use!

For this first card, I dry embossed a paisley pattern for the background of my card. Then I used my distress oxide inks to color in the background with a blending tool. To make the colors blend more together, I took some of that distress oxide ink on a wet paintbrush and flicked it all over my card in the same colors of the background.

I stamped that beautiful Happy Birthday stamp on a white scrap of paper. I didn't like the look of the straight ink, so I traced over the happy birthday in a coordinating color with my amazing Kirarina Wink Glitter markers.

Then I used the same "flicking" method to splatter that white paper. I matted the sentiment on purple paper and popped it up on the card with adhesive foam. To finish it off, I attached some metal curly embellishments.

For my second card, I again used the distress oxide inks, but I applied them directly to my paper. Then I "flicked" more colors over top of it. After that was dry, I random stamped the Victorine Originals Festively Wrapped gift stamp to finish my background. 

I stamped the Happy Birthday stamp on white card stock, and matted it on a pink. Then I added some two-tone twine to the left side of my card to finish it off. 

For my final birthday card, I stuck with the distress oxide inks, but wanted a more masculine card. I started by directly applying the ink to my cardstock, then I sprayed it with water. '

I wanted a more textured look, so I used the Victorine Originals Lined Background stamp. First, I just got the stamp wet with water and stamped it over the background. Then, I used ink to stamp again randomly over the background.

I added a strip of brown cardstock, that I had distressed the edges, to the bottom of the card. I "flicked" it with blue distress oxide ink and added some adhesive triangles.

For my sentiment, I used the Victorine Originals Happy Birthday stamp. I put it on kraft cardstock and then popped that up on the card. I added some splatters of blue to it to finish it off.

Thanks for checking out my birthday creations! Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Friday, June 22, 2018

SumMore Fun Mood Board Challenge #31

 Mood Board #31
Happy Friday and welcome back, everyone! 
We couldn't possibly let June slip away without a wedding inspired mood board. I love the colors of this board, the beautiful florals, and textures. 
Remember, play along with the photos or the colors and if you're feeling really creative use all of it. Either way, we can't wait to see what you will be linking up. Cards, ATC, Mixed Media, Scrapbook Layouts, Journaling, Planners are welcome. 

 The Design Team has created some amazing projects to inspire you. You can visit their blogs by clicking on the blog names below, be sure to visit them and leave them some crafty love. 
Please read the rules before entering.

Now, the winner of Challenge #30

Janis Lewis
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using Raisin Boat Cherry Blossom And
Flourishing Thoughts

MaryAnn - PaperDreamz007
using Raisin Boat Cherry Blossom

Heather Ferguson - SuprFox Designs


using Victorine Originals' Cake and Best Wishes stamps

Lisa - The Relativity of Paper
Victorine Originals Cake Stamp

Amy - The Tigers Haven 

 using Victorine Originals 
Cake and Best Wishes stamps

Sharon - Mollie Moo's Crafty Place

using Best Wishes

Thursday, June 21, 2018

National Anthem.....

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!
DT Theresa here from Theresa's Crafty Creations
and it's my day to take over the blog!!!

Today I thought I would share a Red, White, & Blue Card-

With the fourth of July coming up I felt the need
to create some Patriotic cards that I will mail
off to some of my friends!

from Victorine Originals!! I gotta say this was
so easy to use and I LOVE how my background turned out!!

I used my Distress oxide inks in Candied Apple & Salty Ocean
Then I grabbed my Picket Fence Distress ink and stamped
the center in the white ink - It looked like it might fade out
so I pulled out some White embossing powder and poured
it over the center, part and heat embossed it

It totally made a huge difference and looks great between
the Red & Blue Words ...
As you can tell I did all of that on some Kraft Cardstock
And since it looks so nice, I didn't want to
take away from it too much --

So I decided to use a piece of Vellum and stamp
U.S.A. & an Eagle from the Strokes of Pride Raisin Boat
Stamp set. I used some Ultra Fine Black Embossing
powder on that part and I think it turned out nice...

 I felt my card needed a little something Extra --
So I die cut 2 Medium sized stars in Blue & Red and then 
2 tiny Stars in Silver then I adhered them
in the areas were the vellum was.

-- Just a closer look at my card and the Stamp Sets I used --

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Happy Birthday #2

Good Morning Dreamerz and Happy Wednesday!!

Today is my day to take over the SumMoreFun Designs Blog.

Here's my inspiration for you using the following stamps:

Happy Birthday

For today's post I wanted to share another card using the truly versatile stamp with you. I am always needing gender neutral birthday cards and this stamp is really my go to for a big bold CAS design.  It can be stamped on pretty much any paper, Patterned, Vellum or plain and the results are always perfect.

Card Recipe:
I stamped the Happy Birthday on a piece of vellum then used a real pretty Blue embossing powder and heat set, then I die cut the layer. I then die cut a piece of watercolor that I had previously used as the flick sheet from making some swatches of new shimmer watercolors, my goal when making this was to use the watercolor that was left on my brush and create a confetti look to the paper.

With all the stamping and layers ready to go next up was assembly of the card. I used Tombow Extreme to affix the stamped and embossed Happy Birthday to the top of the watercolor paper.  The final assembly was to attach it to a piece of light grey cardstock and then to the top of a side folding piece of Neenah Desert Storm 100lb cardstock cut to A2 size, a few rhinestones to the corners of the vellum layer and this card was ready for me to mail off to the recipient.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Fish and Gears

Fish and Gears!!

Good Morning crafty friends.
Amy here and
today Im going to share a
Masculine card using Victorine Originals Bass stamp with you all.

I know alot of people have problems creating masculine cards, so I wanted to create something to hopefully inspire those.
I started out with a paper from Prima.
It was tan with splotches of white.
This gave me my base to go from.
I added the dots using oxide inks and a stencil.
I distressed the edges with black oxide ink.
And brushed a little throughout.
Taking a torn peice of cardboard I distressed it as well.
Attached it to my base and added my black peice which is a cut up onion bag, but looks like a net.
I then stamped my fish image.
Fuzzy cut it out and colored it in gel pens to highlight it.
I also added a few metal gears and a crab.
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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Ride On

Hello everyone and happy Saturday!
Heather here and it is my day to take over the blog at SumMore Fun and I went for a fun, summer time vibe with my card.  So let's check it out.

I started with a white piece of card stock cut to 4" x 5 1/4" and stamped the "Bug" stamp with some Archival Red Geranium Ink. I am using the Raisin Boat Off to Party (10003-Z) stamp set and corresponding sentiments.  I then colored in the bumper area and tires with a black fine tip pen.

Using Copic Markers in N0, N1 and N5 I colored in some pavement adding some dot details to where the tires would have driven.  I found some black glitter washi tape and some black and white grid washi in my stash of crafty supplies and added that to the bottom of the card.  I then used the "Ride On" sentiment in the set to stamp on the license plate in black ink and the little flower stamp onto the back window in gold ink. I added the panel to a piece of black card stock cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and then added that to a side folding white A2 sized card base.  To finish my card I added some black enamel dots in small and medium and then used my Silver Moondust Nuvo Crystal Drops on the tail lights and a coating of Grey Mist Translucent Nuvo Jewel Drops over the back window. I set it all aside to dry for 24 hours and that finished off this card.  See you all soon! Thanks for stopping by.

Off to Party -Old Design (10003-Z)
Off to Party

Friday, June 15, 2018

Robo Party Birthday Cards

Hi and welcome everyone! Today I have two fun birthday cards for boys and I share a great way to use up those scraps of patterned papers. I'm also happy to say that I have a video tutorial for you on my blog, 

The images with the Raisin Boat Robo Party Stamp Set are adorable, such a great set for boys, too. 

  • Stamp the images using Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black.
  • Colored with Copics C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, yg13, yg17, B37, and B39
  • Either fussy cut the images or run them through a Scan N Cut, I'm totally against fussy cutting so I opted for the Scan N Cut. 
  • Cut two pieces of paper to 4.25" x 5.5" and embossing using an embossing folder(optional)
  • Cut the two pieces of 4.25" x 5.5" paper into strips making sure to keep the width of the paper the same as the width of your cardbase; the height doesn't matter so much
  • Decide where you how you want to arrange the patterned paper and adhere directly to a 4.25" x 5.5" #110 cardbase. 
  • Add 3D mounting foam to the back of the white strips and position to hide only the edges of the patterned paper. 
  • Add 3D mounting foam to the back of the images and add to front of cardbase
  • Finish off with enamel dots

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