Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Club Challenge Butterfly Card Using More NBUS


Our challenge this month for our local stamp club was to use butterflies and embossing and a suggested sketch. It was not a hard challenge for me at all because I love butterflies and use embossing folders often. My current favorite brand of embossing folders is We R Memory Keepers and this is a floral one I had not used before. I had some scraps of watercolor paper colored with Magenta Nuance pastels and used them to create some butterflies with my new Tim Holtz Sizzix butterfly die. I added a punched butterfly colored with the gorgeous Nuvo Amethyst Purple Glimmer Paste and added a lovely sentiment from the Tonic Studios Flip Set of the same name. My last step on the front was to add some Nuvo Crushed Grape Crystal Drops. I couldn't stop playing with this pretty purple Glimmer Paste so I added a sparkly Butterfly Sprig (from Tonic of course) to the inside of the card. Here are some pictures of all that sparkle- although it is so much better IRL): 




I am entering this in the NBUS challenge at Darnell's blog here and the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Beautiful Backgrounds Class Cards for Let's Create


I am loving this last card I designed for the Beautiful Backgrounds (With Dies) class I am teaching at Let's Create in Wisconsin Rapids on Friday October 21st at 5:00 and Saturday October 22nd at 10:30. I made a night sky with Color Burst and a masked then stamped moon with a new stamp set by Altenew. The fairy die and stencil are by Tonic Studios and I applied the gorgeous gold Glimmer Paste coming out soon from Nuvo through the stencil. Here is a close up look at the brilliant glimmer: 


We had lots of fun this last weekend at the Embossing Techniques class I taught at Let's Create. Here are some pictures from that class: 




If you are local, I hope you can join us October 20th or 21st at Let's Create for my last special class this year. You will learn how to make some unique backgrounds including Faux Leather, Faux Woodgrain, and Color Burst with Cling Wrap in addition to the card above with Color Burst and Glimmer Paste. Here is a peak at the other three cards you would make in the Beautiful Backgrounds (With Dies) Class: 




Monday, August 29, 2016

Triple Stencils and new Nuvo Glimmer Paste Star Card

I have been playing with my new Nuvo Glimmer Pastes for an article I am writing and wondered what would happen if I used two stencils together with the glittery paste? I created a stencil out of acetate with Tonic Studio's Moonglade Wish Semi-Die and then put my Memory Box Diamond stencil under it over a white cardstock piece. I spread the Blue Topaz Glimmer Paste evenly with a plastic craft knife and let it dry, then cut it out with the outside die from the same set. I love how it turned out! These beautiful Glimmer Pastes in 12 gorgeous colors will be available for purchase in the USA after September 15th. Here's a close up of the double stencil glimmer: 

I used my Clarity Stencil Brush to apply white pigment ink on the navy card base through a stars stencil by Memory Box and added the perfect sentiment from Tonic's die set of the same name to complete the card. 

I am entering this card in the NBUS challenge at Darnell's blog here. The Memory Box stencils and the Blue Topaz Glimmer Paste were NBUS.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Peaceful Christmas Card with Nuvo Glimmer Pastes


Did I mention I was in love with the new Nuvo Glimmer Pastes available soon from Tonic Studios? I tried the Moonstone white glimmer paste for a snowy look through a Hero Arts stencil for this peaceful Christmas card. Then I created a round mask and applied the Golden Crystal Glimmer Paste for a beautiful moon. I die cut and applied Tim Holtz's "peace on earth" for the perfect Christmas wish. 

I am entering this in the NBUS challenge here at Darnell's blog. The Hero Arts stencil and the Moonstone Glimmer Paste were NBUS.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Have a Kitty Cat Birthday with Crackerbox Palace Stamps


It’s Crackerbox Palace Friday and I am sharing a birthday card I made with some Crackerbox Palace stamps and Clarity Stencil Brushes. I am loving the subtle soft look that is so easy to achieve with the Clarity brushes and ink. I inked orange ink through a fern stencil onto the orange card base for a tone on tone look. Then I stamped and paper pieced the sleeping kitty and stamped the perfect sentiment from Crackerbox Palace. This is going to be my husband’s birthday card from me and our kitty Lucky.  He always says he wants to be reincarnated as a cat in a loving home like ours. What a life- eat, sleep, play, repeat.

I am entering this card in the birthday challenge at Live Love Cards.
 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Best Friends Embossed Card with Tonic Studios Dies


It's my turn to post a project on Blog Tonic USA and here, and I am sharing a fun card I created for my BFF who loves teddy bears. Did you know that all of Tonic Studio’s dies can be embossed after you cut them for extra dimension and detail? I did that extra embossing step to the sweet Cuddly Bears best friends after I die cut them out of pink, light and dark brown cardstock.  I also embossed the white center and two corners of the card front with embossing folders. I decorated the other two corners with Tonic’s beautiful Tangled Trellis Mini Indulgence die. The Cuddly Bears die is part of a sweet line of Baby Rococo dies, but I decided they could be used for a friend’s card too. Here is a picture of the inside where I attached the Miniature Moments Best Friends die:




If you love die cuts and crafty project inspiration and chances to win great Tonic Studios prizes, you will want to join the new Tonic Fanatics Facebook group!  Here is a link to the group or search Tonic Fanatics USA on Facebook and join up today!

Tonic Studios and Nuvo Products Used: Cuddly Bears Rococo, Best Friends Miniature Moments and Tangle Trellis Mini Indulgence Dies, Tonic Tangerine Die Machine, Tonic Advantage V Blade Trimmer, Tonic Funky Glue Pen; Other:  We R Memory Keepers and Sizzix Embossing Folders       

I am entering this card in the "Hip to be Square" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
   

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Awesome, Sweet and Cool Shaker Card with Tonic Studios Dies


It's my turn to post a project on Blog Tonic USA and here, and I am so happy to be sharing a shaker card I made recently for a teenage guitar lover. I love the whole Miniature Moments line of sentiment dies available on the Tonic Studios USA website here! These sentiment dies have such a great mix of fonts and sizes. I die cut “Awesome, Sweet and Cool” many times out of white cardstock and attached them around the negative space created by die cutting the Rococo Electric Guitar out of a white square card front. I sponged on four colors of Distress Ink and attached a piece of acetate to the back of the guitar opening. I attached two layers of skinny mounting tape all around the back of the guitar opening and dumped in a bunch of beads and sequins. Then I attached the completed card front to a square card base. Shaker cards are so fun because they are interactive! Here is a picture of the shaker elements all shook up:




On the inside of the card, I attached the die cut electric guitar and “You’re a Star” as shown here:


 If you love die cuts and crafty project inspiration and chances to win great Tonic Studios prizes, you will want to join the new Tonic Fanatics Facebook group!  Here is a link to the group or search Tonic Fanatics USA on Facebook and join up today!

Tonic Studios and Nuvo Products Used: Miniature Moments “Awesome, Sweet & Cool”, Rococo Electric Guitar and “You’re A Star” from Everyday Sentiments Two Dies, Tonic Tangerine Die Machine, Tonic Advantage V Blade Trimmer, Tonic Funky Glue Pen; Other: sponges, Distress Inks, beads, sequins, mounting tape      

 I am entering this card in the "Hip to be Square" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.