Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Some things are just better strong......

Hello, everyone! I'm here again today to show you how I did this fun card and embossing technique. My husband brought home this really cool metal tape to fix a dryer vent. Once I saw it, I couldn't wait to get ahold of it because I knew that the Wire Barbs Embossing Folder from Couture Creations would be perfect for it.

The quote on the card says, "Some things are just better strong; coffee, men and the button on my jeans!"  The coffee stamp and quote stamp are from Skipping Stone Design.

I covered a piece of cardstock with the metal tape and then embossed it with the Wire Barbs Embossing Folder. I reversed the folder, so the embossing was indented into the foil instead of popping out. Once embossed I mixed some black acrylic paint with some Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel Transparent from Prima and with my finger rubbed into over the top of the embossed foil.

Before it dried, I quickly rubbed the gel off with a paper towel from the smooth surface only leaving the gel inside of the embossed areas.

I did some heat embossing with black embossing powder and Versamark using the Fence Vintage Vanity Clear Stamp by Prima. Flicked some watered down Viva Decor Inka-Gold in Orange to give it a rust effect and then wrapped some burlap string in black around it. I then embellished the card with some flowers I made from ribbon and brads and some super cute tiny clothes pins from Kaisercraft.

Here are some close up pictures of my completed card.

Thank you for looking, and I hope I inspired you to give it a try! Be sure to check out the CropStop Shop to find all the supplies to create this project and so much more!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I Gear It's Your Birthday

Hi, everyone! Here is a mixed media masculine card that I made using Spellbinders, Sprightly Sprockets die cuts for Scrap n' Art magazines.  I love using gears when making guy cards or layouts, so I use these dies a lot.

After cutting the gears out on black cardstock, I painted them with some Prima Texture Paste in Copper Crackle.  I printed the sediment out on my printer and then traced it with an Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko VersaMark Pen and then embossed it with some Stampendous Penny Copper Opaque embossing powder.

On the background, I sprayed some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Antique Brass and Tokyo.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Back To School Card for CropStop

Hello, everyone! I hope you all are having a great month so far. I don't know about all of you other moms out there, but I am so ready for school to start back up again. So with back to school on the brain I decided to make this fun back to school card that is perfect for teacher's or anyone going back to school.

The Alphabet Border - Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions 5"x 8" Stencil is perfect for school themes. I used the Texture Paste Platinum Crackle - Art Extra Vagance - Prima over the alphas on the stencil. I love how this texture paste crackles as it dries!

It's Back To School Time
I printed the sentiment out with my printer and used a 2" circle punch to cut it out, then matted with a yellow and black circle. Added some foam adhesive to pop the sentiment up and then added Idea-ology - Tissue Tape - Laboratorie Black and Yellow Chevron - Trendy Tape Core Collection 10yds washi tape behind that.

Thank you for looking and I hope I inspired you to give it a try! Be sure to check out the CropStop Shop to find all the supplies to create this project and so much more!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Snap Shot Layout and Sketch

Hello, crafty friends! Today I'm sharing a sketch I designed and the layout I created to go with it for Scrap n' Art magazine.  I had a lot of fun making this grungy page of my son, Trevor.

Imagine Crafts Amplify! is such a cool product! When you use a heat gun on it, it puffs up like how you see on the title letters and on the gears.

I used a sponge dauber brush to paint the gears with Imagine Crafts Creative Medium in Bronze to give it more of a rustic texture.

Here is the sketch I designed for the May Get Sketchy with Us article in Scrap n' Art Magazine.

Supply List:

Adhesives: Beacon AdhesivesZip Dry”; Die Cuts: Spellbinders® "Sprightly Sprockets"; Embellishments: Jillibean Soup "Corrugated Alphas: White"; Inks: Imagine Crafts "Memento™ Dew Drop: Peanut Brittle", "VersaMagic® Dew Drop: Midnight Black"; Mixed Media: Imagine Crafts "Amplify!™: Black", "Creative Medium™: Bronze, Silver"; Tattered Angels "Glimmer Mist: Beetle Black"; Paper: Fancy Pants Designs "About A Boy"; Chipboard Paper; Stamps: Unity Stamp Company "Chicken Wire"; Tools: Imagine Crafts/TsukinekoCraft Mat”; Spellbinders®Grand Calibur® Machine”; "Westcott®Westcott® Craft Self Healing Cutting Mat, 12" x 18", Pink and Purple”, “Westcott® Craft Titanium Non Stick Scissors, 8" Bent, Pink”, “Paper Trimmer: TrimAir Titanium 12” Wide (Pink)”, The Creative Workshop Stencil; Miscellaneous: Bubblewrap, sponge dauber.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Dream Layout & Video

I was so excited to have Prima sponsor us over at Scrap n' Art magazine! I made this mixed media layout using the products we received. Loved them all!! See video below to see how I created this page.

To see how I made this page watch the video. Follow me on my YouTube channel for more of my videos.

Supply List: Prima Marketing, Inc.: Embellishments: “Del Mar - Quarter Flowers”, “SIIS - Timeless Memories Crystals”, "Metal Trinkets - Remembrance", Wood with Gold Foil - Keys & Doilies"; Mixed Medias: “Art Basics - Heavy Gesso: White”, "Art Basic - Modeling Paste", "Art Extravagance - Texture Crackle Paste: Copper", "Art Ingredients - Mica Powder: Rust, Teal", "Art Ingredients - Micro Beads: Copper"; Paper: "4x6 Journaling Pad - Bella Rouge", “6x6 Paper Pad - Bella Rouge”; Stamps: "5x3 Clear Stamps: Messy"; Tools: "6x6 Stencil: Anenome"; Adhesives: Beacon Adhesives3-IN-1 Advanced Craft Glue”, Love My TapesDouble sided adhesive tape 33' length tape runners”; Inks: Imagine Crafts/TsukinekoBrilliance: Cosmic Copper", “StazOn: Ivory Black”; Paper: Bazzill "Cardstock: White"; Ribbon: May Arts "1.5 Inch Tulle: Robin's Egg Blue"; Stickers: American Crafts "Amy Tangerine Stitched Thickers"; Tools: Imagine Crafts/TsukinekoCraft Mat”, Westcott®Westcott® Craft Titanium Non Stick Scissors with Microtip, 5", Pink”, “Paper Trimmer: TrimAir® Titanium 12” Wide (Pink)”; Miscellaneous: Baby wipes, paintbrush, spatula, tray for beads.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Christmas In July Embossed Card for CropStop

Hi! Today I am sharing a Christmas in July embossed card I made for the CropStop. I admit it I usually wait until the last minute to make my Christmas cards and then end up not having enough time to do them. So this year I decided to start early, really early!

The first thing I did was apply some red and white acrylic paint onto a Gelli Arts Plate and spread it around with a brayer and then pressing a piece of white cardstock onto it. Using Gelli Plates is a fun way to create different textures and designs. Once the paint was dry, I used a punch to create the ornaments. I then used some gold embossing powder on the ornaments to add the polka dots and the top of the ornaments.

On a piece of green Core'dinations Cardstock, I embossed it with the Couture Creations Tickle Me Feathers Embossing Folder. I then lightly sanded the embossed areas and then with my finger I applied some gold ink onto the embossed areas. Then using some burlap string I tied little bows for the ornaments and on the hangers for the ornaments. Added some bling and viola, I have a Christmas in July embossed card! One card down many more to go!

Thank you for looking and I hope I inspired you to give it a try! Be sure to check out the CropStop Shop to find all the supplies to create this project and so much more!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sweet Memories With You Layout

A cute Easter layout I made back in April of my daughter for Scrap n' Art magazine using products from Heartfelt Creations and some of our other sponsors.

I love using Heartfelt Creations dies and stamps to create my own flowers for cards and layouts.

This was my first time using the Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Creative Mediums and wow! I used them with a stencil and check out the iridescent shimmer they add to your page. 

Supply List: Heartfelt Creations®: Die-cuts: “Botanical Wings”; Paper: “Majestic Morning”; Stamps: “Botanical Rose”; Tools: "Paper Shaping Tools," "Paper Blossoms Molding Mat”; Adhesives: Beacon AdhesivesZip Dry”, Love My TapesDouble sided adhesive tape 33' length tape runners”; Embellishments: Paperbilities “Mini Bunny Accent”; Ink: Imagine Crafts/TsukinekoVersaFine: Majestic Blue”, Imagine Crafts/TsukinekoVersaMark: Clear”; Mixed Media: Imagine Crafts/TsukinekoCreative Medium:Purple”, “Fireworks!: Pear Tart”; Prima Marketing IncArt Basics - 3D Gloss Gel”, “Art Basics - Heavy Gesso: White”, 13arts “Ayeeda Powder 3D Glass Filler Microspheres”, Art Glitter “Gala Glitz: White”, Faber-Castell “Gelatos: Pink, Yellow”, Stampendous “Stamp-n Stuff Embossing Powder: Sunny Yellow Pastel”; Paper: Bazzill “Cardstock: White”; Stamps: Studio G “Series 6”; Stickers: Stampendous “Class a’ Peel Stickers Easter Egg Waves: Pink”; Tools: Imagine Crafts/TsukinekoCraft Mat”, Spellbinders®Grand Calibur® machine (GC-200)”, Westcott® “Tools: Imagine Crafts/TsukinekoCraft MatWestcott® Craft Self Healing Cutting Mat, 12" x 18", Pink and Purple”, “Westcott® Craft Hobby Knife with 5 Assorted Blades, Pink”, “Paper Trimmer: TrimAir® Titanium 12” Wide (Pink)”; The Crafters Workshop “12x12 Stencil”; Miscellaneous: Paintbrush, spatula

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Embossing Folder Fun with CropStop

Hi, Scrappy Friends! Today I have some embossing folder fun to share with you. I love to make cards using embossing folders, and the CropStop Shop has a huge selection of embossing folders. The one I used on my Happy Birthday card is the Couture Creations Chiaro Serenity Collection.

After embossing a piece of white cardstock, I rubbed some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Mustard Seed and Forest Moss over the raised areas. Then sprayed with some water to get the inks to bleed and run together slightly. I then used a heat gun to dry after I got the look I wanted.

Then over the raised embossed areas I applied a really thin coat of Prima Texture Paste Platinum Crackle. I then embellished with some Petaloo White Jeweled Flowers and some Yellow Organdy Swirls Ribbon and Scrappers Floss in Sunshine. Now it is your turn to create some embossing folder 

Thank you for looking and I hope I inspired you to give it a try! Be sure to check out the CropStop Shop to find all the supplies to create this project and so much more!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Love Life Layout

Hello! Sharing a layout I created for the July challenge over at Creative Embellishments. The challenge was to use the provided picture as my inspiration and a sketch from Sketchabilities with a twist to use something made of wood. I used some wood butterflies I found in my stash. The inspiration picture made me think of this picture of my Grandmother sitting in front of a water mill and the flowers. The red flowers and blue sky inspired my color theme.

I love these flourish chipboard pieces by Creative Embellishments that I used. I cut one of the flourishes up into smaller pieces and applied some StazOn Studio Glaze in St. Valentine over them and on the wood butterflies.  I used the Studio Glaze in Emerald City over the title pieces.

On the background, I used lots of Gesso, modeling paste with a Prima stencil. Sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Ruby Slippers and water. For the papers I used My Minds Eye Now & Then Dorothy and Simple Stories Homespun and Petaloo flowers.

 The picture and sketch that I used for inspiration.

Beautiful Layout for My Scraps & More Sketches

Happy Friday everyone! There is a new sketch up over at My Scraps & More Sketches, sketch #110 by guest sketch designer Juliana Michaels.
I used this beautiful picture of my mom for my layout.

I decorated some Creative Embellishments Rings For So Many Things with Gesso, spray mist, and embossing powders. I also used lots of Prima Flowers, Heavy Gesso, Modeling Paste, Color Bloom Spray Mist in Ginger Coral, Smooch Spritz in Gold Glow and 13arts Ayeeda Powder Fine Grained Grit in Faded Pink on my page.

The gorgeous papers I used are from the Prima Debutante Collection & Lemon Craft House of Roses Collection.

Hope you all play along with us over at My Scraps & More Sketches! Here is the awesome sketch I used for my inspiration: