Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Dream

It's Tuesday, which means that it's my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps! This week, my TFS teammates and I are featuring That's Crafty's fabulous stamps, stencils, and other products. Be sure to check the blog and Topflight's other social media to see the art created by my talented teammates!

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My card features the gorgeous Boho Vibes Clear Stamp Set 1 by Ingrid Kristina V, which contains a large, beautiful dreamcatcher and three sentiments. As sometimes happens, this card decided what it wanted to be and I went along for the ride. I had decided to use my sad, neglected Derwent and General watercolor pencils to color the image, then was going to add a background using Brusho Crystal ColorsCrystal Colours. However, once I finished coloring the image, I decided that the image was enough to carry the card and left a white background with a torn gold-leafed edge.

Here's my card, that will fit into a #10 business envelope:



Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
140 lb. Mixed Media Cardstock by Strathmore®
Grape Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Crystal Embossing Powder by Stampendous!®
Imperial Purple, Violet Lake, Ultramarine, Prussian Blue, Crimson Lake, Rose Pink, Olive Green, May Green, Grass Green, Light Green, Golden Brown, and Straw Yellow Watercolor Pencils by Derwent
Yellow, Blue, and Green Watercolor Pencils by General's®
Yellow and Gold Uni Posca Paint Pens by Posca
Gold Nugget Metallic™ Spectrum Noir™ by Crafter's Companion
Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz by Imagine®
18 Kt. Gold Leafing Pen by Krylon®
Clear Glaze® 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura
Dream Die by Elizabeth Crafts

Instructions:
  1.  Cut a piece of cardstock to 8.25" x 9.25", score at 4 1/8", and fold to form a tall card that will fit in a #10 envelope.
  2. Use Onyx Black ink to stamp the Dreamcatcher onto Mixed Media cardstock. 
  3. Sprinkle with Crystal Embossing Powder, dump off excess, and heat set.
  4. Using watercolor pencils and a water-pen or paint brush, watercolor the image.
  5. Use the Paint Pens to add details.
  6. Use Gold pens to add detail to the setting for the crystal.
  7. Coat the crystal with several layers of Glaze pen, letting the ink dry between layers.
  8. Trim the image panel, then distress the edge with a distressing tool or a scissor blade. I like to use both.
  9. Coat the distressed edges with Krylon Gold Leaf pen.
  10. Adhere the image panel to the card.
  11. Spritz a piece of watercolor paper with water. Sprinkle on Purple, Violet, and Ultramarine Brusho Crystal Colors. Watch the colors bloom. 
  12. Spritz with water again. Press another piece of watercolor paper onto the Brusho'ed paper. Sprinkle on more Brushos, spritz with water, then heat set. See below for photos of the papers.
  13. Use the "Dream" die to cut the Brushoed paper and realize that the sentiment gets lost. Set the Brushoed papers aside for another day.
  14. Use the Gold Leaf pen to color the sentiment.
  15. Adhere the sentiment to finish the card.
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Friday, May 29, 2020

Birthday Wishes from Obi Wan Gnomie

The gnew Stampendous Gnomes have been to the beach, frolicked in their pool, and now are cosplaying on the moon and sending birthday wishes to everyone.

This card uses the Gnome Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamp Set which contains three fabulous gnomes and a whole mess of sentiments.


Stampendous! Products Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Copic® Markers:
   Skin: BV000, E50, E21, E11, E00, R00, R02, R20
   Beard: BV000, C00, C0, C1, C2
   Cape: E70, E74, E77, E89
   Robe under Cape: T0, T1, E40
   Lightsaber Hilt: Y23, Y26, Y28, C3, C5
   Lightsaber: Y19, YR30
Beachside Pint Size Patterns 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by LawnFawn®
Copper Metallic Cardstock by Recollections®
Swirling Stars Thinlits™ Alterations Die Set by Tim Holtz®/Sizzix®

Instructions:
  1. Stamp OB1 onto white cardstock, fussy-cut, edge with a dark marker, and color with Copic markers. Set him aside.
  2. Stamp the sentiments as shown onto white cardstock. 
  3. Using the circle die from the WindowRama die set, position the die so that the sentiments are kinda centered and bottom part of the circle is off of the paper. Die-cut.
  4. Cut a piece of star patterned paper to 4" x 5.25" to create your card front.
  5. Use one of the dies from the Swirling Stars die set to cut the patterned paper.
  6. Place double-sided adhesive tapes on the reverse of the patterned paper behind the star swirls.
  7. Shake glitter onto the patterned paper over where the star area is. Press with your fingers to get glitter all over yourself and get the glitter firmly adhered to the inside of the stars.
  8. Shake off excess glitter, preferably on your lap and the floor, so your cats get all glittery.
  9. Create an A2 card from the copper metallic cardstock.
  10. Adhere the glittery star patterned card front to the card.
  11. Adhere the sentiment semi-circle/moon.
  12. Adhere OB1 Gnomie to finish the card.
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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Staying at Gnome -- The Backyard Pool

Some gnomes aren't ready to travel to the beach. However, these gnomes are lucky because they have a beautiful outdoor oasis in the backyard including a fabulous pool, complete with a water fall. If you're wondering, that gnome is not me, except in my dreams.


Here's my card featuring Stampendous' fabulous new Gnome Pool Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.



Stampendous! Products Used:
Gnome Pool Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
Spring Borders Cutting Dies Set
Fitted Frames A Cutting Dies Set
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Paper
Copic® Markers: 
   Skin: BV000, 350, E21, e11, E00, R20, R01, R00
   Hair: E97, E99
   Hats and Suits: R24, R27, Y000, Y13, Y21, Y23, V22, V25, B91, B93
   Inner Tube: BV23, V22, V25
   Pool Water: BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, B06
   Pool Deck: W1, W2, W3,W4, W6
   Waterfall: BG02, BG05, BG11
   Rocks: N0, N1, N2, N3, YR000, YR00, B60, RV000, RV0000, E41
   Planter: E97, E99
   Slide: B06, B18
   Shrubbery: G43, G46
   Trees: YG17
   Sky: B21
Triplus® Fineliner by Staedtler
Silver Stardust® Glitter Pen by Sakura
White Gelly Roll® Gel Pen by Sakura
Mellow Yellow Double Dot Designs Patterned Paper by BoBunny Press®
Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Removable ID Labels by Avery®

Instructions: 
  1. Cut a piece of 8.5" x 11" black cardstock in half. Reserve one piece. Score the other at 4.25" and fold to form an A2 card.
  2. Cut patterned paper to 4" x 5.25" and adhere to the card.
  3. Stamp the three gnome ladies onto white cardstock and onto the label paper. 
  4. Fussy-cut the label paper to create a mask. 
  5. Place the mask over the gnome ladies on the image panel.
  6. Stamp the pool deck in the foreground and the waterfall, slide, and scenery towards the top of the image panel.
  7. Stamp the two gnome dudes that are floating in the pool.
  8. Lift the mask and reserve for another day. 
  9. Use Copic markers to color the scenery.
  10. Use Stardust glitter pen to paint the pool stairs' railing.
  11. Add water splashes with the white gel pen.
  12. Trim the image panel and double mat with yellow and black cardstock. 
  13. Stamp the sentiment onto yellow patterned paper and cut with one of the dies from the Fitted Frames Cutting Dies Set.
  14. Cut black cardstock with one of the dies from the Spring Borders Cutting Die Set.
  15. Adhere the image panel.
  16. Adhere the border die.
  17. Adhere the sentiment onto the border die as shown.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Getting Away from Gnome -- The Beach

Have you checked out Stampendous! fabulous gnu gnome stamps? If gnot, you should! I'm going to spend the next few days sharing them because they're just that freakin' fantastic!

It's after Memorial Day and the beaches are beginning to open, albeit with social distancing in place. As you can see in the card below, my gnomes are doing exactly that. They're mostly separated, except where they are family members who share a house. Gnomes are law-abiding citizens, don'tchagnome?

Here's my card with the wonderful gnu Gnome Beach Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. I've also used a sentiment from the Ocean Wisdom Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.


Stampendous! Products Used:
Gnome Beach Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
Ocean Wisdom Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Onyx Black VersaFine™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Products Used: 
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Desert Sand Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Copic® Markers:
    Sand: E40, E41, E42, E43
    Ocean: BG02, BG11, BG23, BG72, B01, B02, B52
    Sky: B21
    Gnomes:
      Skin: BV000, E21, E11, E00, R00, R01, R20
      Beards: C0, C2
      Hair: E08, E44, YR27, YR31, Y23
      Bathing Suits and Hats: R24, R27, R30, R32, B02, B04, B16, N4, N6, BG11, BG23
      Chair: E23, E27, E47
      Surfboard: BG11, R30
Grey and Red Triplus® Fineliner Pens by Staedtler
White Gelly Roll® Gel Pen by Sakura
DoubleDot Patterned Paper by BoBunny Press®

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of Desert Sand cardstock to 11" x 5.5". Score and fold to form a 5.5" square card.
  2. Cut a piece of BoBunny patterned paper to 5.25" square, then adhere to the card.
  3. Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamp the images onto white cardstock.
  4. Color the images and background with Copic markers.
  5. Use white gel pen to add sea foam to the waves.
  6. Use Onyx Black VersaFine to stamp the sentiment onto the image panel. Heat set.
  7. Trim the image and mat with the reserved Desert Sand cardstock.
  8. Adhere the image panel to the card.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop -- Card #3

It's still Tuesday, which means that it's still my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps and for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Topflight Stamps is a sponsor and is offering a $25 gift card to one lucky person. All winners will be announced on the Coffee Lover's Blog. Pretty nifty, eh?

As stated, I had started a second card, but ran out of time to get it posted at midnight. Alas. So, here it is! Two cards in one day! Don't get spoiled!

BTW, if you'd like to get 12% off your order at Topflight Stamps use THIS LINK or the Coupon Code: KATHIREREK855!

Here's the card which features the "Safety First" Clear Stamp Set #254 by AALL and Create.


Basically, the safety warning sentiment included in the "Safety First" best reminded me that I had the Caution Washi tape in my stash and also had the Redemption Stencil which had words like Dark, Danger, Poison, Toxic, etc, all of which describe my usual morning mood. Hence this card. 

Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Pumpkin Soup and Yellow Submarine Fresco Chalk Paints by Paper Artsy

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
White Metallic Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Kraft Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper, Inc.®
Dot Embossed Kraft Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper, Inc.®
Copic® Markers: C0, C1, C2, C4, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19, Y26, Y28, R14, R17
Coffee Cup Die Set by Top Dog Dies/Accucut®
Steampunk Man Stencil by Stamperia
Ochre Archival™ Ink by Ranger Industries
Caution Washi Tape: Source Unknown
Clear Embossing Powder by Stampendous!®
Label Die Set by Spellbinders®
Faucet: Prima Marketing
Drip Epoxy Stickers by Cloud 9/Fiskar's®
STAY-tion® by Wendy Vecchi/Ranger Industries
Adhesive Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L

Instructions: 
  1. Cut a sheet of 12x12 Kraft cardstock in half. Reserve one 6x12 piece.
  2. Score at 6" and fold to form a 6" square card.
  3. Take the other piece of Kraft cardstock and place it onto the STAY-tion.
  4. Secure the 7x7 Redemption stencil over the Kraft cardstock with magnets.
  5. Sponge yellow ink over the stencil onto the Kraft cardstock.
  6. Remove the stencil and place the Time Tunnel stencil over the word-stenciled cardstock. Secure with magnets.
  7. Sponge Ochre ink, which is a paler yellow) over the Time Tunnel stencil.
  8. Remove the stencil, trim the stenciled panel to 5.75" square. Edge with yellow ink.
  9. Add the Caution Washi tape to the panel and secure on the reverse.
  10. Adhere the stenciled Washi embellished cardstock panel to the card.
  11. Using the Coffee Cup Die set, cut chipboard, white metallic cardstock, textured Kraft cardstock.
  12. Paint the chipboard Coffee cup with Fresco Finish Acrylic paints. Heat set.
  13. Use magnets to secure the chipboard coffee cup to the STAY-tion. Position the Steampunk Man  stencil so the man is trimmed off and the clock shows. 
  14. Sponge Yellow Prism ink over the stencil onto the painted chipboard coffee cup.
  15. Lift the coffee cup from the STAY-tion and sprinkle clear embossing powder onto the cup. Dump off the excess embossing powder, and heat set. Yep! Prism ink stays wet and tacky enough to use with embossing powder. Sweet!
  16. Stamp the sentiment with VersaFine Ink.
  17. Cut the sentiment with a label die, then edge with Red Chili Prism Ink.
  18. Assemble the coffee cup as shown.
  19. Stamp the Grumpy Cat with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  20. Fussy-cut, edge with a Multiliner pen, and color with Copic markers.
  21. Adhere the assembled coffee cup to the card. 
  22. Use wet adhesive or strong tape to secure the faucet to the coffee cup.
  23. Use a dark brown Copic marker to color the clear epoxy drip stickers.
  24. Adhere the colored Grumpy cat to the card front using dimensional foam squares.
  25. Add the colored clear epoxy drip stickers under the faucet and above the cat to finish the card.
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Spring/Summer Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop -- Card #2

It's Tuesday, which means that it's my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps and for the  Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Topflight Stamps is a sponsor and is offering a $25 gift card to one lucky person. All winners will be announced on the Coffee Lover's Blog. Pretty nifty, eh?


I was going to create at least two coffee-themed cards for this post, but I optimistically decided that one would be a shaker card. I like shaker cards. They don't like me. It went south several times, which ate up a bunch of time. Sadly, I don't think I learned from my mistakes and am not over-the-top thrilled, but perfection is overrated. Or so they say. I'm a Virgo, so I'm not sure I agree, but there comes a point...

Anyway here's my shaker card using the Morning Clear Stamp Set #253 by AALL and Create, the Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Stencil by Visible Image, and Prism Ink pads by Hunkydory Crafts. 

BTW, if you'd like to get 12% off your order at Topflight Stamps use THIS LINK or the Coupon Code: KATHIREREK855!




Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® by Neenah Papers
Avalanche Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Papers®
Orange Peel White Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Papers®
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers: 
    Bear Fur: E31, E33, E35, E47
    Bear Mouth: E04, RV95, RV99
    Bear Tongue: E04, RV43, RV93
    Pajama Top: B04, B16
    Coffee Cup: Y000, Y13
Copic® Multiliner
Dot, Grid, Daisy Stripe Pattered Paper by Doodlebug Designs Inc.™
Cozy Mugs Metal Die Set by Memory Box Inc.
Black Crafty Foam Tape by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L
Sequins/Shaker Contents by Doodles Paper Playground/Sparkle Blends Shop
Acetate from my stash


Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 12x12 Avalanche cardstock in half. Reserve one sheet. Score and fold the other sheet in half to form a 6x6 card.
  2. Cut a piece of Orange Peel cardstock to 5.75" square.
  3. Sponge all the colors of the Prism Inks listed above over the Tea Party Stencil onto the Orange Peel cardstock. 
  4. Use the largest mug from the Cozy Mugs die set to cut the stenciled cardstock. 
  5. Use the Blue Lagoon Prism ink to sponge the edges of the mug-shaped aperture and the edges of the stenciled die-cut square.
  6. Use Memento ink to stamp the bear onto Neenah cardstock.
  7. Fussy cut, edge with a black Multiliner, and color with Copic markers.
  8. Use Onyx Black VersaFine ink to stamp the sentiment onto the patterned paper.
  9. Use glue or strong tape around the edges of the mug-shaped opening. Position the adhesive and let dry.
  10. Use two layers of black Crafty Foam Tape all around the mug-shaped aperture. 
  11. Add the sequins to the well created with the foam tape.
  12. Use the stamped patterned paper to seal the aperture.
  13. Adhere the shaker card front to the 6" square card.
  14. Adhere the bear to finish the card.

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop



I'm delighted to be playing along with the folks at the Coffee Loving Blog for their Spring/Summer Blog Hop! If you love coffee, you should play along or at least hop because not only is there loads of eye candy to enjoy, there are prizes to be won!

Stampendous! is a super-sponsor and I'm pleased to be sharing my card using Donut Day, one of the fabulous House-Mouse® Designs Stamps along with the Coffee Background rubber stamp and a die from one of my favorite die sets, Spring Borders.

Here's my card!

Stampendous Products Used:
House-Mouse Designs® Donut Day Rubber Stamp
Coffee Background Rubber Stamp
Spring Borders Cutting Dies Set
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Mixed Media White Paper
Shaved Ice Glitter

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Brown and Green cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper Company®
Copic® Markers:
   Skin: BV0000, E50, E51, R01, R20
   Fur: E31, E33, E35, E47
   Outside of Donut: E21, E31, E33, E44 E47
   Inside of Donut: W1, W3, 11, Y23, YR31
   Cup: B32, G12, G14 G16
   Coffee: E44, E47
   Background: G000, E30, E40, E41
Ground Espresso, Gathered Twigs, Evergreen Bough Tim Holtz® Distress® Oxide Ink by Ranger Industries
Gathered Twigs Tim Holtz® Distress® Ink by Ranger Industries
Acorn VersaFine™ Clair Ink by Tsukineko®
A2 Layers Cardmaking Die Set by The Stamp Doctor
Sailor® Glue Pen
Gel Press
Brayer
Burlap

Instructions: 
  1. Cut a piece of 8.5 x 11 brown cardstock in half, score, and fold to create an A2 card.
  2. Using the A2 Layers Die Cut set, cut the remaining brown cardstock and green cardstock to form mats.
  3. Using the A2 Layers Die Cut set, cut green cardstock with one of the cutting dies from the Spring Borders set. Edge with Distress ink. 
  4. Use Memento ink to stamp Donut Day onto white cardstock. Color with Copic markers, trim, and edge with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.
  5. Use glue pen to randomly add adhesive to the donut. Sprinkle on the Shaved Ice,  brush off the excess. Voila! You now have a sugar glazed donut that has no calories! Yahoo!
  6. Smoosh Distress Oxide inks onto Gel Press and use a brayer to blend the ink.
  7. Press Mixed Media White paper onto the Gel Press and smooth the back.
  8. Lift the paper for your print.
  9. Press Burlap panel onto the remaining ink on the Gel Press, place the inked print atop the Gel Press, smooth the back, and lift the print.
  10. Smoosh the Distress Oxide inks onto different parts of the burlap, place the inky side of the burlap against the print, and brayer over the burlap to transfer the burlappy pattern. Repeat as necessary.
  11. Lightly spritz the print with water, then thoroughly heat set the print.
  12. Place the print between scrap paper, place this print sandwich on the platform of your die-cut machine, put both cutting plates over it, then run it back and forth through the machine to flatten it as much as possible.
  13. Place the now flattened desert dry print onto a stamping platform, secured with magnets.
  14. Position Coffee Background stamp* onto the print as desired, press the platform's cover onto the stamp, ink the stamp with Acorn VersaFine Clair ink, and stamp.
  15. Using the A2 Layers Cardmaking Die Set, cut the print as desired. 
  16. Adhere the layers of the card as shown, then adhere the image panel to finish the card.
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