Saturday, July 31, 2021

House-Mouse Christmas Shaker Card

It's the last day of July so I'm sharing one last Christmas card for now. It's a shaker card featuring the wonderful new Peppermint Hair House-Mouse Designs® Rubber Stamp by Stampendous!® 


Stampendous!® Products Used:
Mixed Media White Paper
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Products Used:
Classic Green and Grey Mono Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Copic® Markers:
   Mouse Skin: BV0000, BV000, E51, E50, R00, R01, R20 (Cheeks), R20 (Noses)
   Fur: E34, E37, E44; E23, E25, E37, T1, T3, T5
   Candy Canes and Snowman Mouth Candy: R24, R37, N0, N1
   Snowman Eyes Candy: Y67, G07
   Snowman Nose: B00, B12,YG67, G07
   Snowman; B0000, B60, RV0000, C00, C0, C1, C2, B0000, B000,
Scraps of Patterned Paper by My Mind's Eye
Acetate from packaging
Rectangle Dies
Black Crafty Foam Tape by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L
Used Dryer Sheet
Christmas Candy and White Snowflake Sprinkles by Kat Scrappiness

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 8.5" x 11" green cardstock to 7" x 10", score at 5", and fold to form a 7" x 5" card. Set aside.
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the image onto mixed media paper.
  3. Color the images with Copic markers.
  4. Trim the image panel to 3.75" x 3".
  5. Cut green cardstock to 3.875" x 3.125".
  6. Mat the image panel with green cardstock. Set aside.
  7. Cut grey cardstock to 6.75" x 4.75"
  8. Use a rectangle die to cut two openings in the grey cardstock as shown.
  9. Use the Merry and Christmas dies from the Truck Load Die set to cut green cardstock.
  10. Adhere the matted image panel and the sentiments to the grey cardstock as shown.
  11. Flip the card over and adhere the acetate pieces over the apertures.
  12. Rub the acetate sheets with the dryer sheet.
  13. Add a double layer of Black Crafty Foam Tape around the perimeter of both apertures to form wells for the shaker contents.
  14. Add the shaker contents to both wells.
  15. Cut a piece of patterned paper large enough to cover both openings.
  16. Remove the backing from the foam tape and place the patterned paper face-down onto the tape, covering the shaker contents.
  17. Add pieces of doubled Black Craft Foam Tape to the edges of the back of the cardfront.
  18. Adhere the cardfront to the green card.
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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Meowy Christmas!

Since it's still July, I figured I might as well share a few more Christmas cards made with three stamps from Stampendous!® new release. 



Stampendous!® Products Used:
Meowy Christmas Rubber Stamp
Onyx Black VersaFine™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Products Used:
Classic Green Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Copic® Markers:
   Kittens: C00, C0, C1, C2, B52, B60, RV91, R81
   Bow: R24, R37, R59
   Ornament: G05, B17, Y11, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
   Stocking Trim: Y0000, B0000, B000, B00, B60, RV000, BV0000, N0, N1, N2
   Yarn: Y11, Y23
   Sentiment Background: YG000
Square Nestabilities® Cutting Dies Set by Spellbinders®
Patterned Paper: Source Unknown, except that it's old!

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 12" x 12" green cardstock in half, score, and fold to create an 6" square card.
  2. Cut plaid patterned paper from the Christmas Wish pad to 5.75" square and adhere it to the card.
  3. Stamp the cats with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Mixed Media paper.
  4. Color with Copic markers.
  5. Use Onyx Black VersaFine ink to stamp the sentiment onto Mixed Media paper.
  6. Trim the Kitten Ornament panel to 2.5" x 2.75" and mount onto green cardstock cut .25" larger.
  7. Trim the Sentiment panel to 2.5" x 2" and mount onto green cardstock cut .25" larger.
  8. Trim the Kitten Stocking panel to 2.5" x 4.75" and mount onto green cardstock cut .25" larger..
  9. Adhere the matted panels to the card front.
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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Happy Purrthday!

 It's Tuesday which means it's time to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. This week my teammates and I are showcasing wonderful products by Carabelle Studio. Since (a) I always need birthday cats and (b) I'm a crazy cat lady, I decided to create a postcard style card with Carabelle Studio's My Stamp Rubber Cling Stamp, the Kooky Cats Cling Rubber Stamp Set, and the Little Kooky Cat Rubber Stamp. I also used the Regal Frame Red Rubber Cling Stamp by Darkroom Door and Purrfect Day Clear Stamp Set by Heffy Doodle.

Here's my card which was inspired by the famous painting, American Gothic! 


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Topflight Stamps Products Used:

PSA: There are loads of wonderful new products available at the store. You should go take a look! I bet you'll find something you want and/or need.

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Blue and Beige Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Gold cardstock scrap from the stash
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Black Soot Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Copic® Markers: 
C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, W1, W2, W3,W4, B21, B91, B93, B95, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28, E40, E41, E42, E43, E57, E74, E77, R22, R24, R37, R81
Clear Detail Embossing Powder by Stampendous!®
VersaMarker™ by Tsukineko
Stamping Platform
Post-It Notes® by 3M
.3 and .5 Multi-liner Pens by Copic®
P-Touch Desktop Label Maker by Brother International
Nameplate by QuicKutz

Instructions:
  1. Create a 7" x 5" card from blue cardstock. Set aside.
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the Regal Frame onto white cardstock.
  3. Adhere Post-It Notes around the inner edges of the frame, covering the frame itself.
  4. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp both of the Kooky Cats.
  5. Use the multiliner pens to add any missing parts of the cats. 
  6. Use the multiliner pens to add the house in the background.
  7. Remove the Post-It Notes and use Copic markers to color the frame, the cats, and the background.
  8. Fussy-cut the frame and use a dark marker to color the white edges.
  9. Use the VersaMarker to add embossing ink to the frame. 
  10. Add embossing powder, dump off the excess, and heat set. 
  11. Repeat Steps #9 and #10 to create a dimensional glossy surface on the frame. Set aside.
  12. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the empty postage stamp onto white cardstock.
  13. Repeat Step #3, this time covering the outside of the postage stamp.
  14. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the Little Kooky Cat.
  15. Remove the Post-It Notes and color the image with Copic markers.
  16. Use Red Chili Prism ink to stamp the postmark onto the postage stamp image.
  17. Fussy-cut the postage stamp and edge with a dark marker.
  18. Cut a piece of beige cardstock to 6.75" x 4.75" and use magnets to secure it to the base of the stamping platform.
  19. Position the two sentiment stamps face down onto the beige cardstock.
  20. Press the stamp platform lid onto the back of the stamps and lift.
  21. Ink the sentiment stamps with Onyx Black VersaFine ink and stamp. Repeat if necessary.
  22. Remove the stamps.
  23. Position the fussy-cut colored postage stamp where you want it.
  24. Place the postmark stamp facedown onto the postage stamp.
  25. Press the lid of the stamping platform onto the back of the stamp and lift. 
  26. Remove the stamped image.
  27. Ink the postmark stamp with Red Chili Prism ink and stamp.
  28. Remove the background panel from the stamping platform and edge with Red Chili Prism ink.
  29. Use label maker to create the title for the framed cats.
  30. Use QuicKutz nameplate dies to cut gold cardstock scrap.
  31. Apply the title label to the bottom nameplate die, then adhere the other one overtop.
  32. Adhere the framed cat stamp to the image panel as shown.
  33. Adhere the nameplate to the bottom of the frame as shown.
  34. Adhere the postage stamp so that the postmark cancellations line up with the ones on the background panel. 
  35. Add some smudges of Black Soot Ink to the background panel.
  36. Adhere the card front to the reserved blue card.
  37. Add two red rhinestones to either side of the nameplate to finish the card.
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Saturday, July 24, 2021

National Tequila Day!

Today is National Tequila Day and I've created a tag for Topflight Stamps. I like discovering and learning about weird holidays and have found a plethora of them on line. National Tequila Day might be one of my favorites. Here's what the Holiday Insights website says about the holiday.
"National Tequila Day is today. Drink the strong and potent distilled sap of the succulent Blue Agave plant. It is important to know, that not just any agave plant will do. It must be specifically from the Blue Agave plant. As you enjoy a margarita, or a shot or two of tequila today, You have the blue agave plant to be thankful for.

Agave plants can be grown in any hot, arid area. By Mexican law, Tequila can only be made from the Blue Agave plant grown specifically in and around Tequila, Mexico, and a few select areas nearby. To meet demand for Tequila, over 300 million plants are harvested a year!

The word "Tequila" has its roots in the Arabic word "Thaquila", which means heavy and strong.

One Tequila, two Tequila, three Tequila floor. Lift your Margarita or shot glass in celebration of National Tequila Day !"
  


Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Cobalt and Turquoise Brusho Crystal Colors by Colourcraft

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
140 lb. Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore®
Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Black Soot Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Copic® Markers:
   Bunny: E30, E31, E33, DE35, E50, E51, R000, R00, R20, R21, BV0000, BV000
   Margarita Glass: BG000, BG10, YG00, YG01, YG21
Frantage Crystal Micro Glitter Stampendous!®
Quickie™ Glue Pen by Sakura® of America
Framelits™ Alterations Tag Dies by Tim Holtz® for Sizzix®
Cheers Glass Charm Die-namics Die Set by My Favorite Things
Striped Washi Tape
Ribbon from my stash*

Instructions:
  1. Use the largest die from the Tag Framelits set to cut black cardstock. Set aside.
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the upward-looking bunny from The Bunnies Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Set by Katzelkraft onto white cardstock. 
  3. Cut a little slit on the top of his hand so he could hold his margarita. Fussy-cut the rest of the image.
  4. Color him with Copic markers, edge with a dark marker, and set him aside. He won't be bored because he'll have a margarita die-cut to keep him amused.
  5. Use the margarita charm from the Cheers Glass Charm Die Set to cut a scrap of 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock.
  6. Color the margarita with Copic markers.
  7. Use the Quickie Glue Pen to add glue to the rim of the glass. 
  8. Add glitter, shake off the excess, and let dry next to the bunny.
  9. Use the 2" brayer to apply Sundance and Pine Elements Inks by Lavinia Stamp to the 5" x 7" Gel Press. 
  10. Place a piece of 140 lb. Mixed Media paper onto the Gel Press and pull the print.
  11. Dip a paint brush into a pot of diluted turquoise Brusho Crystal Colors and splatter the Gel  Press Print. Dab the droplets with the edge of a paper towel.
  12. Repeat step #10 with Cobalt Brusho Crystal Colors.
  13. Trim the gel press print to 2.875" x 5.25".
  14. Use Pine Elements Ink to stamp the  Background Clocks Solo Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp onto the trimmed gel press print.
  15. Use Onyx Black VersaFine Ink to stamp the tequila sentiment from the Relax Sentiments Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Set onto a scrap of the leftover gel press printed background.
  16. Trim the sentiment panel to 2.875".
  17. Use Black Soot Distress Ink to edge the sentiment strip and the tag background.
  18. Add Striped Washi Tape and the Take Risks Dark Washi Tape #31 by AALL and Create wto the base of the background panel.
  19. Adhere the background panel to the black tag.
  20. Adhere the bunny and margarita tag.
  21. Thread ribbon through the tag's hole to finish it all up.
*I used YG Copic markers to color a black and white gingham ribbon.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Dreaming...

The cardmaking community is still celebrating Christmas/Winter in July, so I figured I'd share another card using brand new Stampendous!® stamps from their July 2021 release. Have you seen the new stamps yet? You really ought to pop right over to take a look at the new catalog!


Onyx Black VersaFine™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Products Used:
Copic® Markers:
 Mouse Skin: BV0000, BV000, E51, E50, R01, R00, R20 (Cheeks and Lips), R22 (Nose)
 Mouse Fur: E37, E25, E23
 Candy Jar: B00, B02, B91, B93
 Candy Canes: N0, N1, R24, R37
 Cup: G20, G21, G24
 Cocoa: E47, Err, E27, E2e, E74, E74
 Spoon: T0, T1, T2, T4, E70, G20
 Ground: N1, N0
 Background N0, N1, B000
White Snowflake Sprinkles by Kat Scrappiness
Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Square Nestabilities® by Spellbinders®
Nameplate Dies by Spellbinders®
Rain Forest Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Christmas Wish 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by My Mind's Eye
Noel 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Teresa Collins

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 8.5" x 11" green cardstock in half, score, and fold to create an A2 card. 
  2. Cut plaid patterned paper from the Christmas Wish pad to 5.25". 
  3. Cut two .5" strips of red striped patterned paper from the Noel 6x6 pad and edge with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
  4. Cut two .625" x 6" strips of green cardstock. Use them to mat the red striped strips.
  5. Adhere the two matted strips of striped patterned paper to the plaid patterned paper as shown to form the background panel.
  6. Trim the assembled background panel to 4" wide and edge with Distress inks.
  7. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the image.
  8. Color with Copic markers.
  9. Cut the image panel with one of the dies from the Square Nestabilities Die set.
  10. Cut green cardstock with the next largest die from the Square Nestabilities Die Set.
  11. Adhere the matted image panel as shown.
  12. Use Onyx Black VersaFine ink to stamp the sentiment from the House-Mouse Designs® Holiday Happy stamp set.
  13. Cut the sentiment with arounded rectangle Nameplate die.
  14. Cut a piece of coordinating patterned paper from the Christmas Wish pad with the fancy nameplate die. Edge the die-cut with Distress ink.
  15. Adhere the sentiment die-cut to the fancy nameplate die-cut.
  16. Adhere the matted sentiment die-cut to the top strip.
  17. Add the two snowflakes to finish the card.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Journey Card

It's Tuesday so I'm sharing a project created for Topflight Stamps. I'm back to celebrating summer with a card created with the ship, compass, and anchor stamps from the Eclectica ES11 Cling Mounted Stamp Set by Scrapcosy for PaperArtsy and two sentiments from the Destination Unknown Clear Polymer Stamp Set by Visible Image. The background was created with the Acetate Circle Masks by Lavinia Stamps and Distress Oxide inks.

Here's the card!


Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
140 Lb. Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore®
Blue and Black Cardstock
Jet Black Archival™ Ink by Ranger Ink
Shell Beach Perfectly Clear® Stamp Set by Stampendous!®
Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Worn Lipstick, Kitch Flamingo, Fossilized Amber, and Scattered Straw Distress® Oxide Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Distress® Mister by Ranger Ink
Cream Yellow, Citrus Yellow, Black, Grey, Sepia, Crimson Lake LePlume II Watercolor Markers by Marvy® Uchida
Removable ID Labels by Avery®
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform
Purple Tape

Instructions and Notes:
The Acetate Circle Mask set contains the positive and negative parts of two sizes of circles for a total of four pieces. 

1. Use Jet Black Archival ink to stamp the ship from the Eclectica 11 Set with Archival ink onto 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock and onto label paper

2. Fussy-cut the ship's body, sails, and flags and adhere over their counterparts. 

3.  Use purple tape to secure the image panel was taped to my STAY-tion.

4. Position the large circle mask from the Acetate Circle Masks over the ship and secure it with a magnet. 

5. Place a strip of a magnetic vent cover across the image panel to create a horizon line. See Photo #1 below.


6. Sponge and/or brush Worn Lipstick, Kitch Flamingo, and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide inks along the bottom edges of the circle and the along the horizon. See Photo #2.


7. Sponge and/or brush Blueprint Sketch and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Inks above and around the circle mask to create the rest of the sky. See Photo #3.


8. Remove the magnet cover and the acetate circle mask. Clean the circle mask and set it aside. Replace the circle with the mask with the circle aperture. Reposition the magnet cover as it was before. 

9. Sponge or Brush Fossilized Amber and Scattered Straw Distress Oxide Inks over the masks onto the circle to create the sun. Remove and clean the masks. See Photo #4.


10. Place the vent cover on the horizon line covering the sky. Alas I forgot to take a photo. 

11. Brush or sponge Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks  horizontally over the base of the image panel to create the sea. I found that working from the horizon downward worked well and facilitated blending.

12. When  happy with the coverage, spritz water overtop and then heat set. See Photo #5 for the result. Remove the purple tape.


13. Lift the masks from the ship. Use LePlume watercolor markers to color the ship, lifeboats, and sails.

14. Use magnets to secure the image panel to the base of the stamping platform.

15. Position the compass stamp facedown on the upper right and the anchor facedown on the lower left of the image panel. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamps and lift.

16. Ink the stamps with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink and stamp.

17. Remove the stamps, clean, and set aside.

18. Position the fishing net from the Shell Beach Perfectly Clear Stamp set facedown on the lower right of the image panel. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp and lift.

19. Ink the stamp with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink and stamp.

20. Remove the stamps and clean.

21. Heat set the image panel.

22. Position the the sentiments from the Destination Unknown Clear Polymer Stamp Set by Visible Image facedown on the image panel. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamps and lift.

22. Ink the stamps with Onyx Black VersaFine Ink and stamp. 

23. Remove the stamps from the stamping platform and clean.

24. Remove the image panel from the stamping platform and heat set.

25. Trim the image panel to 4.625" x 6.625". 

26. Edge the image panel with Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink, then Black Soot Distress ink.

27. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4.75" x 6.75". 

28. Mat the image panel with the black cardstock.

29. Adhere the matted image panel to a 5" x 7" card.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Penguin Shaker Christmas Card

The cardmaking community seems to be celebrating Christmas/Winter in July, so I figured I'd play along using brand new Stampendous!® stamps from their July 2021 release. Have you seen the new stamps yet? You really ought to pop right over to take a look at the new catalog!

You might know that I love penguins and there are quite a few of them in the new release. There are also polar bears, cats, dogs, and new House-Mouse Designs® stamps.

Here's a shaker card featuring the penguin and the fish from the new Polar Play Perfectly Clear® Stamp Set.


Stampendous!® Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Copic® Markers: 
 Penguin: C00, C0, C1, C2, C6, C7, Y35, Y38, E04, B60, BV000, R81
 Fish: YG63, YG67, B34
Black Copic® Fineliner
Embossable Window Plastic Sheets by Judikins
Joy to the World 8x8 Patterned Paper Pad by Graphic 45 Papers®
Parrot Cardstock by My Papers
Silver Metallic Cardstock by Recollections®
Pearl Sparkle Blend and Penguin Play by Doodles Paper Playground
Black Crafty Foam Tape by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L
Stamp-a-Ma-Jig® Stamp Positioner by EK Success
Stamping Platform
Used Dryer Sheet

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 8.5" x 11" Parrot (green) cardstock in half, score, and fold to create an A2 card. Set aside.
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp penguin onto mixed media paper.
  3. Use stamp positioner to stamp the three fish as shown.
  4. Color the images with Copic markers.
  5. Add the movement lines with a fine tip black pen.
  6. Cut a piece of silver metallic cardstock to 4" x 5.25".
  7. Cut a scrap of silver metallic paper with the lid die from the Window-Rama Dome Jar Shaker Die Set. Set both the silver metallic panel and the jar lid die-cut aside.
  8. Use the jar-shaped die to cut a window in a panel of plaid paper from the Joy to the World 8x8 paper pad.
  9. Trim the die-cut plaid panel to 3.875" x 5.125".
  10. Run a red marker along the edge of the card and around the aperture.
  11. Use magnets to secure a piece of Embossable Window Plastic Sheets to the base of the stamping platform. Rub the dryer sheet onto the plastic.
  12. Position the the sentiment from the Festive Season Perfectly Clear Stamp set face-down onto the plastic sheet. Press the lid of the platform onto the back of the stamp and lift the lid.
  13. Lightly ink the stamp with Onyx Black VersaFine ink and stamp.
  14. Sprinkle the wet ink with Silver Detail Embossing powder, dump off the excess, and heat set. 
  15. Flip the plaid panel over and adhere the stamped embossing window plastic sheet over the aperture.
  16. Rub this side of the plastic sheet with the dryer sheet.
  17. Add a double layer of Black Crafty Foam Tape around the perimeter of the aperture to form a well for the shaker contents.
  18. Add the shaker contents.
  19. Remove the backing from the foam tape and place the image panel face-down onto the tape, covering the shaker contents.
  20. Add pieces of Black Craft Foam Tape to the edges of the back of the shaker panel.
  21. Mat the shaker panel with the silver cardstock from step #6.
  22. Adhere the matted shaker panel to the reserved green card.
  23. Adhere the jar lid die-cut to finish the card.
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