Wplus9 - Flowers & Glitter

mardi 21 mars 2017

Hey there!

Here is a new birthday card. It's quite simple and I used my favorite technique: embossing powder + watercoloring, but I love that beautiful stamp set!

I first started by die cutting a stitched scallop rectangle in watercolor paper. I stamped my image using my misti tool and versamark ink, and gold heat embossed it. Then I colored my flowers using distress inks.

To create my sentiment, I die cut the word Birthday one time from gold glitter paper, three times from white cardstock to create a dimensional effect, glued the four pieces together and attached the finished word on my panel using liquid glue. I stamped the word Happy on white cardstock, gold heat embossed it, and attached it to the panel using foam squares.

I attached my panel on some yellow cardstock, glued the whole piece on a white card base and added some clear droplets to finish the card.

Below or here

- Beautiful bouquet: mum stamp set from Wplus9
- All prettied up die from Mama Elephant
- Magical birthday stamp set from Simon Says Stamp
- Happy birthday craft die from Simon Says Stamp
- Picked raspberry, wild honey, mowed lawn, crushed olive, mustard seed distress inks from Tim Holtz
- Antique gold embossing powder from Simon Says Stamp
- Yellow paper from Toga
- Gold glitter paper from American Crafts
- Watercolor paper from Canson
- Clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh

My Favorite Things - St Patrick's Parade - Shaker Card

vendredi 17 mars 2017

Hello there!

Here is a new shaker card -yes I know, again, but I think they're my favorite to make, they're so fun- to celebrate St Patrick's day. I also use Spectrum Noir markers for the first time, and I have to say that I really enjoyed coloring my little mice with them!

I first started by preparing my two main papers. I die cut three windows from a green pattern paper (I switched it later in the process for a brighter one) and two scallop borders from a white rectangle.

I stamped my three little mice on white cardstock using my misti tool and an alcohol marker friendly black ink, colored them using Spectrum Noir markers and cut them using the coordinating dies.

Next step: I started to build the shaker card. I glued a piece of clear acetate at the back of my green panel using double sided tape. And then I attached several thin strips of foam tape to create three spaces for my shaker material.

With all the sequins, beads, etc... in their little area, I applied white glue to the foam strips and attached another piece of the same bright green patter paper. Then I stamped my sentiment under the three little windows using my misti tool. It wouldn't stamp correctly because of the foam under it, so I fixed the letters with a black pen off camera.

I attached the mice using double sided tape and liquid glue, and then the green panel on the white scallop piece. I finally attached the whole thing on a white card base, glued some clear sequins, and added black dots on the eyes and white on the tails to finish the card.

Below or here

- Strike up the band stamp set + coordinating dies from My Favorite Things
- Stitched triple peek-a-boo window die from My Favorite Things
- Scallop border die from Pretty Pink Posh
- Green pattern paper from the Celebrate Easter 6x6 pack by Echo Park
- Spectrum Noir markers: CG1, CG2, IG1, IG2, PP1, CT1, CT2, BG4
- Memento tuxedo black ink from Tsukineko
- 80lb + 110lb solar white cardstock from Neenah
- Sequins, beads, clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh and my stash
- Black enamel accents from Ranger
- White gel pen from Uniball

Under the Sea Card Series w/ Lawn Fawn - Waving Hello - Shaker Card

mercredi 1 mars 2017

Hey there!

Here is the first card of a new series called "Under the Sea". Through the years but more recently, I've been gathering some stamp sets and other stuff representing fishes, mermaids and other pretty things we find under the sea, so I thought it would be fun to make several projects using all this stuff!

To create the frame, I first started by cutting one circle using two circle dies. I taped together the circle frame and the middle piece at the back and applied my favorite "sea/ocean" colors of distress inks. And as it is an "under the sea" scene, I splattered some water to create a nice effect.

It's a shaker card, so in order to build it, I cut a circle from fun foam and a piece of acetate that I attached to my frame using thin double sided tape.

Then I stamped all the sea weeds using a bunch of bright inks and cut them using the coordinating dies. I placed them around my middle piece and attached them using mini glue dots.

I stamped my sentiment and some bubbles directly on the acetate using my misti tool and black non slick ink, and my little turtle on watercolor paper using black waterproof ink. I colored this cutie using my watercolor pens and cut it using the coordinating die.

I attached my sea weed panel on a circle that I colored with blue distress ink off camera. Placed a bunch of clear droplets on it and glued my frame on top using liquid glue.

I attached my panel on a white card base cut at the same size, and glued my turtle on the acetate using double sided tape. And voilà!

Below or here

- Mermaid for you + Critters in the sea stamp sets + coordinating dies from Lawn Fawn
- Orange soda, butter bar, pale tomato, soft cantaloupe, tide pool, passion flower, cornflower and green hills inks from Hero Arts
- Tumbled glass, salty ocean and blueprint sketch distress inks from Tim Holtz
- Dual-tip watercolor pens from Santoro
- Watercolor paper from Canson
- 80lb + 110lb solar white cardstocks from Neenah
- Clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh
- Fun foam
- Circle die from my stash
- Acetate from my stash
- Black stazon ink from Tsukineko
- Black dye ink from Hero Arts
- Black enamel accents from Ranger