Just for Ewe April 1, 2017Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: Flip It, Neenah, Paper Temptress, Sizzix, Stephanie Barnard, The Stamps of Life
Hello, I hope you are enjoying your Saturday!
For today’s card, I’m sharing one of my favorite styles of card – a Flip-It! I think they are just a lot of fun, and I know my nieces and nephew enjoy receiving them because they have moving parts. I couldn’t resist the sheep image… March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb, right?? It sure did for us this year!
For the card base, I used Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock. It is nice and heavy, and the score lines create nice, clean creases. I also used Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock for the sheep, which is stamped with Tuxedo Black ink, die cut, and colored with Copics. For an accent, the strip along the side of the card is cut from Epic Black cardstock. The green paper on the sides of the card is some origami paper from my stash, and the yellow textured cardstock is from my stash as well.
The stamps and dies I used are new for me. They are by Stephanie Barnard, one of Sizzix’s designers, called Sheep2Stamp and the matching Sheep2Stamp die set. Inside the card, I also used the Elegant Labels framelit dies to cut out solid shapes for the other side and stamped “Just for Ewe.” The flip-it card die set is the Elegant Flip-it Card Set and I used it in conjunction with the Elegant Labels framelits.
Brusho Christmas Ornament Card November 26, 2016Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: Brusho, Crafter's Companion, My Sentiments Exactly, Neenah
Hello, and I hope that everyone who celebrates it had a wonderful Thanksgiving and was able to spend it with family and friends. For this week’s project, I’m bringing you another Brusho card.
For this card, I started out with a card base of Neenah Solar White cardstock. Layered on top of that is some Pool cardstock, which is a gorgeous blue. the ornaments are watercolor paper that have been sprinkled with Brusho in Sea Green and Alizarin Crimson. I used some black thread to tie bows to the tops of the ornaments, and the sentiment is from the My Sentiments Exactly Holiday Squares set. The dies are Crafter’s Companion Die’Sire ornament dies called Snowflake Bauble, Ornate Bauble, and Teardrop Bauble.
Brusho Christmas Tree November 12, 2016Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: Brusho, Classic Linen, Crafter's Companion, My Sentiments Exactly, Neenah, Paper Temptress, Richeson watercolor paper
Happy Saturday! Time for another Christmas card… I really like the way the tree pops on this card.
For this card, I stared out using Sea Green Brusho on some watercolor paper. I cut out the tree using the Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Seasonal Tree die, and then I used some scrap red paper for the pot the tree is in. The card base is Neenah Solar White, and the black background paper is my favorite textured black paper, Classic Linen Epic Black. The sentiment is heat embossed using a stamp from My Sentiments Exactly set Rockin’ Around with Tsukeniko white embossing powder.
Christmas Deer October 15, 2016Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: Hambly Studio, Memento, Neenah, Paper Temptress, Perfect Pearls
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! For today’s project, I’m sharing an easy Christmas card.
For this card, I started out with some Neenah Solar White cardstock as the base. I cut out the red mat using Neenah Classic Linen Red Pepper cardstock. The deer has some copper Perfect Pearls layered on some Neenah Desert Storm with a strip of the Hambly Overlay Antique White Falling Snow. The “Ho Ho” sentiment was cut using a scrap of green textured cardstock from my stash, and inking it with Memento Northern Pine ink.
Sweet Thank You September 17, 2016Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: Classic Linen, Colorista, Paper Temptress, Retro Silver Lustre, Spectrum Noir
Good morning, everyone! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend. Today, I’m sharing a thank you card I made for a very dear friend of mine with the help of some gorgeous specialty cardstock.
For this card, I went a little bigger than my usual A2 size, and this is done as a 5×7. The image of the perfume bottle is from the Spectrum Noir Colorista marker pad called In Full Bloom, and it is colored with a combination of the Spectrum Noir and Colorista markers. My card base is Solar White Classic Linen cardstock, and I matted the image using one of my favorites from the Spring Premium Package, Vintage Silver Lustre text weight. The Thank You is cut using a Die-Versions die from Greystone, which is also from the Classic Linen line. Thanks for stopping by!
Fun Paper Tassels August 20, 2016Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: beads, Classic Linen, Neenah, Paper Temptress, Tassels, Treasures, washi tape
Hopefully, everyone is having a wonderful day! I’m sharing something a little different today – paper tassels made using some of the beautiful papers that Patricia carries at PaperTemptress.com.
These tassels sure are fun to make! To start, I used some 24 gauge wire and made a loop at one end. These three tassels are made using Haviland Blue Classic Linen, Neenah Solar White 80#, and Mango Orange 80# cardstock. To create the tassels, I started with a homemade quilling tool to get the paper started. Then, I removed the tool and replaced it with the wire, loop toward the bottom, and I glued it to the paper. The paper is rolled around the wire, with some glue added as the paper was rolled to secure it and keep the roll tight. I added a dollop of hot glue to the top of the tassel to help secure it. Then, I added some bead caps and beads to the top, creating another loop at the top when I was finished. This way, the tassel can be attached to whatever you decide to create. To decorate the top of the tassel, I also used some Washi tape.
Mixed Media Book Pages August 19, 2016Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: book pages, mixed media, oil pastels, Prang, Watercolor
Today, I’m branching out again into the world of mixed media. I was inspired to give this a try after watching Shemi Dixon’s YouTube videos.
For these pages, the idea came from this video. She used inexpensive watercolors from Michaels. The ones she used seemed to have quite a bit more filler, and her colors came out much more chalky. I was using my set of 16 Prang watercolors. They are not artist-grade by any stretch of the imagination, but they produce nice, bright, translucent colors. Even with the darkest colors, you can still see the text beneath the paint. I used a combination of paint and metallic markers to do the designs on the stripes of paint colors.
These are some flowers. I had a lot of fun creating them. Again, they were inspired by another one of Shemi’s videos. I did mine a little differently, and the petals aren’t as curled. Again, I used book pages to make these. I cut out some wonky circles and then I drew on them with oil pastels – the kind that are not water-soluble. For the most part, they did a good job resisting the watercolor that I layered on top of them. Shemi used brass brads, but I did not have any of those, so I used some yellow gingham covered brads that I have had for ages as the centers. I’m not sure what I will be using these for, but I had fun making them for sure! Hope you enjoyed my projects today.
Simple Birthday Card August 6, 2016Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: Anna Griffin, Classic Linen, Memento, Neenah, Paper Temptress, Sizzix
Happy Weekend! Today, I am sharing a birthday card.
I really like how this card turned out, and I think it would be perfect for a masculine card as well. I chose to do the card using only Neenah Solar White Classic Linen. This cardstock is lightly textured, and I love how it looks. The panel on the card base is embossed using Anna Griffin’s Feather Blanket embossing folder combined with a Sizzix stamp and die set created by Jen Long called Feather Wreath. The stamps are inked with Memento Tuxedo Black and Nautical Blue inks.
Christmas in July July 23, 2016Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: American Crafts, Cuttlebug, Neenah, Spellbinders
Hello! Well, we’re having a serious heatwave here in the Midwest, so it’s the perfect time for a Christmas in July card… If you’re caught in the same insane heat as we are, please stay safe!
For this card, I used one sheet of Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock. Since this is a top-folding card, I cut it the long way so that I had a piece that was 4.25 x 11″. Then, I cut the embossed layer of the card to 4 x 5.25″ and embossed it using a snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder. The wreath is cut using two Spellbinders scalloped circle dies, and then I created the spirelli design using American Crafts green and white baker’s twine. The bow is from a scrap of ribbon from my stash. The idea for this card came from MayMay Helms.