I think it’s safe to officially post the card now….since it’s “old news!” I had to chuckle when this was the one accepted; the others all had Copic coloring on them….and they picked the one without. Heehee!
I used a Tim Holtz die for this…I’m going to have to play with it to see if I can turn it into a spring card now. When I saw the die I only saw it with snow, believe it or not. But maybe I can do a spring scene?
Here’s the magazine page itself…I posted it back in December, but thought I’d repost it with the card itself:
I’m stoked that I have another piece for the Mother’s Day issue….no Copics in that either, so maybe I need to take a hint! haha. I’ll be trying to create something to submit for their Christmas issue; yes, the deadline’s coming up March 5th! Hope you’ll try for something too!
I sure hope everyone’s having a great day, spending down the work week toward the long weekend ahead! Woohoo! I’ve got another Hero Arts new release for you, and I made it with a fancy closure. I’m calling it a slot card – is there a better name for it? I created it by punching a slot in the white top cardstock, and made sure I glued down the OUTside edge, but didn’t put adhesive along the inside part of the slot, so the pink wrapper could slide in. The ribbon is some reversible mmmmmmmm satin that I just got from May Arts and WOW I just really love this stuff. DeLISH!
Here’s a view of it open:
The stamp set is called Fantastic Birthday – it’s got cake, cupcakes, ice cream – all the things that’ll make a birthday fantastic! I did some simple shading on the frosting and cake (YG05 E79 E35) and then added brown pearl pen and white puffypaint as the sprinkles!
And for those who are wondering when I’m going to get ’round to showing you more for the ICSE Show – last night I checked off some HUGE items from that to-do list. That means tonight I get to start planning content for the show and coloring up some samples in the next day or two. Along with getting OWHtv planned for this Thursday – yeep, I totally forgot I don’t have any cardshares yet! ha. I am sooooo last minute sometimes.
Is this not THE best snowman stamp out there??? This will be another AnyHero card for one of my very special contacts…..sentiment is by Hero Arts, papers by October Afternoon, and star punches are by Fiskars.
Copic colors used: R89 R27 E39 G16 B26 W4 W1 W000 B0000 – the warm greys are outside the image so the whites would look whiter. After I was finished and had picked out the paper – I realized I needed to dull down more of the bright white paper around the snowman and sentiment, so I distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz tool thingamabob.
By the way – are you taking the Holiday Card Workshop?? I’d love to know how many of my readers will be there….I need a cheering squad!
I’m celebrating the day with a couple cards made with…stickers! The flags and stars are by K&Co – really nice ones! This first one is a shabby chic take on it, with distressing, sewing, inking…don’t be afraid to take some sandpaper to a sticker if it’s a quality one. (Some will fall apart if you try altering them, but K&Co don’t do that.) The paper base here is the back of some Crate Paper, with just a light subtle pattern.
I also altered the alphabet stickers by adding pearl pen. You can also see the roughness of the edges since I distressed the paper layers as well as the alpha stickers.
Another card, same layout…but a totally different look. Not only is it all layered with black and added to rich kraft paper – but I colored over the red stripes with an R29 Copic marker. It held the shadows while darkening the color – if I hadn’t done that, the red was all washed out. The black was originally inspired by the letter stickers by Creative Imaginations…really cool ones but black, and needed some heavy contrast in the card in order for them to work.
Here you can see the difference between the darkened flag on the left and the lighter on the right with a little sanding done on it.
Are you doing anything to mark Flag Day? Leave me a comment – I’d love to have some ideas to share on the show tonight to inspire others to do something, even if it’s just making a card Thanks for visiting!
A blessed Sunday to you all! I’ve got another simple bow for you today…and I’m gonna call this one SVCAS. Maybe that’s a stretch…but it is what it is, peeps!
This card uses a stamp I borrowed when at an LSS – I wanted to use it for background paper sometime so had stamped a bunch. Not a clue who makes it! Nor the sentiment, that was from ages back, way before the days when I thought it was even remotely important to know who made what. LOL. Nonetheless – it’s the ribbon I want to talk about here.
First step is laying down adhesive for the cross piece of the ribbon on the panel it’s attached to. Before laying down the long one though, lay the piece you’ll make the criss cross bow from. That way it’ll be attached and stay put! If you want banner flares on the ends, you might try cutting them now, it could get harder later.Then fold over one side, and put a little adhesive under it; I recommend a little ScorTape or a glue dot, you won’t want liquid adhesive, and you also want something that will really stick.
Fold over side two, attach the same way.
Using a piercer (I have no idea why Tonic calls it a craft pick. lol), make a hole for the brad. Holepunches may go through some ribbon, but not this yummy May Arts satin.
And you’re done! Attach the panel to your card and you’re done. It’s a good flat technique, just make sure you don’t use supergiant thick brads or you defeat the purpose of a flat bow.
Did you see this week’s vlog yet? They’re baaaack, at least for now – I’ve had a couple topical videos to make by special-request of one of our partners
And now for that candy I’ve been taunting you about!
Tonight I’m going to go through all my blog comments since the hop, and do a random.org to pick a winner for a BIG YUMMY BAG OF RIBBON! It’ll be mostly May Arts – though I might include some others too. I’m trying to wrangle my way out of a ribbonfest around here, and want to give away goodies to one of my faithful followers! You can go through the week’s posts today if you’d like, though it was a lot easier doing it throughout the week – subscribe and you’ll get notified of my new daily posts – and when there’s more candy Stay tuned for the winner to be posted tomorrow…it’ll make someone’s Monday a GOOD DAY!
I did say the other day I had a “Sandy style” cricut card to share….today’s the day! lol! My friend Sheila made the cricut critters for me – she picked out papers from her stash to use. On this lil dragonfly, she picked a graphic yellow with a purple layer for it….and I ended up fighting with it! I wanted the dragonfly to be in his element…the jungle. And my only really cool jungle paper? Graphic 45. Not quite a match! The whole card took a bit to come together…each step of the way the card seemed to dictate that it wanted to do something different than I had planned. So….let the storytelling begin.
I ended up first taking my Memento ink pad and directly applying it to the purple paper. It didn’t completely cover it – just left a little color peeking out.That gave me the thought to distress the whole look of the card. I applied some Ranger Vingage Photo ink with the Distress tool to both the dragonfly and the background yellow paper. In trying to glue the dragonfly back together – I realised I had goofed. It wouldn’t stick to the inked paper! That led to sewing it on, and that’s where I started falling in love with the precess on this card. I let the stitching on the dragonfly be really looseygoosey to let the feel be kind of vintage casual. (Okay, it’s coz I can’t sew worth a darn, but gimme a break here! lol) I also stitched around the yellow base too, after ticketpunching the corners.
I used the Labels 8 Nestabilities for the patterned shape – but I sure wish someone would invent nesties with a teenier distance between them and the next size; and evenness between them! I can’t stand using them in layered fashion since most of the odd shapes get wider in one direction than another as they go up in size Maybe I need a rant video about that! Anyway – I handcut the black layer.
I used a slot punch from SU to make the wide opening for the ribbon….and loosely glued the back side of the ribbon first (after trimming the edge into the banner shape of course). I folded the other half over and pinched it, added a teeny bit of adhesive to hold it for just a moment, then stitched across the ribbon. I know you can’t see it much, but the ribbon wouldn’t have held as nicely while poking those brads through it, trust me! The brads were the finishing touch.
So…that’s kind of a crazy story for just one card. Do you have any cards that just took on a life of their own – and turned out completely different than planned? Tell me about it!
If we didn’t learn anything else from Thanksgiving – there’s always that lesson. Who doesn’t love a good cranberry-and-turkey sandwich? Or a yummy casserole or soup?
Well I applied that to crafting for the card share today. I made a whole bunch of practice backgrounds using Tim Holtz’s alcohol ink tutorial here. A bunch had turned out really cruddy! lol. I really wanted some that would be simple and luscious on their own – and a lot only had a good spot here or there. (See the good ones here.) So I still saved the work I did and instead punched out these darling Memory Box ornaments, and matched them up with some fun papers that were donated by…hmm. Can’t remember, but I think it was a cardmaker or a store? They were already chopped up so I never saw who the manufacturer was. I distressed edges a bit…and the layout was the one from Day 1 of Holiday Card Boot Camp. Which I never finished, by the way…gotta go back and see the last couple projects!
You might also be wondering about all the SRM lately. I’m normally not a sticker gal, but am being converted by these awesome stickers. SRM donated huge piles of them for the cruise and CHA, and I’m using up the Christmas and Valentines ones as fast as I can….it’s my goal not to hold things over for the following year! Thanks Susan, SRM stickers are AWESOME and are helping me keep my head above water and get my holiday cards tackled! Can’t wait to see what everyone makes with them on the cruise, too!Read More
This little card…well it has a special meaning. It’s going to our heroes, for them to use, but it’s dedicated to a really special family. I used my new Tim Holtz die, punched it out of some BoBunny paper and added yellow behind the windows; added some hand-cut waves of snow (on dimensionals), and the sentiment is one I got years ago in a collection of grab bag stamps from somewhere. I added the four little hearts…for four special people.
Some of you know them – you’ve seen some of Lainey’s cards here – and their family is moving. ‘Coz of the Army. I’m so sad! When I was little and I had to part ways with someone (usually when leaving the relatives after a great visit), I was a real crybaby…and this weekend as I drove home after a last visit with my friends before their move this week, well…that all came back. I’m really going to miss them a ton! I know it’s not the last time, we’re already concocting a visit…but it’s still sad for me.
Lainey made this card…I wanted to send it to our heroes as an AnyHero card, but she said she wanted me to keep it to remember her by. She colored the image (see yesterday’s post about the cute Stampendous set!) with my Copics, and picked out Studio Calico paper for it.
Sigh. I can’t wait til our Skype visits start… Drive safe, my friends!Read More