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Rose Card for PTI Challenge

PTI had issued a challenge to make a 3×4 card such as you would use for Project life but in this case you can decorate it in any way you wish just like you would an ATC! Nichole is even setting up a way to trade them if you wish!

roses n gold for PTI 7th chlalenge 3x4 card

I have to make this quick as hubby just got home with the groceries so suffice it to say that except the gold spray, ribbon, pink and red ink and foam dots, everything is PTI. (The middle ink colour is melon berry.) The only thing about ink splatters I don’t like is dang it, I can’t control them. I am a bit of a control freak!!

I’m not going to trade this, so it will likely end up as a mini card, a place card or a tag. It is a nice size.

Enjoy the PTI 7th Anniversary Celebrations.

Rebecca

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Roses Sympathy Card

A dear friend of mine’s mother died back in the Philippines and poor thing wasn’t able to go back in time for the funeral. She will be going just not right away. She displays my cards for months or longer so this one had to be a really good one!

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The colours aren’t quite right, a bit too yellow, but I had to make sacrifices to get the white to look white. The background colour is Soft blush which is practically the same as pink pirouette, much pinker than it looks. I shamelessly CASEd Debbie Olson so I have to give credit where credit is due. This is one of the stampy-est cards I’ve very made! It was super fun though!

Lining up these stamps takes some practice but when I got these stamps I practiced until I got it right. Then I kept the best ones in the case with the stamp set and marked the points I found easiest to look at while lining up. I marked these same points in the actual stamp too. Now I look at the stamped images I saved for a few seconds and I’m ready to go!

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Choosing colours is hard too. This time I got brave and used a bright red (poppy for PTI fans, real red for SU!), berry sorbet and blush. I was surprised that it was bright but not garish. I save combos I like on the back of the same practice stamped images. I also like autumn rose with blush, stamped off once for one layer.

I pretty much copied Debbie’s card by looking at the photo so you can do the same by looking at mine! Foam dot layering is the key along with not adhering the edges so you can curl them forward slightly to give a realistic look. Thanks for visiting!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
PTI
Ink: chocolate, melon berry, chartreuse, moss-PTI, pink pirouette, real red-SU! antique linen distress
Paper: ivory, blush CS-PTI
Accessories: labels 8 Nestabilities, foam dots- Jody Morrow, silk ribbon-May Arts

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Vellum Window Wine Glass Congrats Card

Whew! That’s a mouthful huh? This card loses so much in the translation to a screen. I am going to have to take some classes in macro photography because with me saying that with practically every other card, I have got to learn more.

vellum wine glass congrats

I was inspired by the latest Mojo Monday Sketch #327 and C4C217 which had the lovely inspiration photo below. So used the colours (plus I added pink) and celebratory aspect of it for my card. I rarely mix metals but it seems to work with black and white. This cardstock is supremely stubborn and refuses to crease nicely despite scoring it properly and using my bone folder repeatedly or you would see my card insert had lovely stamped bokeh on it. I even jammed it into my floral frog to try and get the bokeh ‘confetti’ to show through the vellum. Oh well.

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My camera wouldn’t focus on it because it was so faint then my camera moved slightly after I focused on a pen I held in front of it then moved it before shooting so it’s hard to see but you get the idea. Turned out so sweet. I found the trick to making it look good was to stamp very randomly and immediately generation stamp right near the first impression usually overlapping. I also added some more full impressions without the second generation and vice versa. I also airbrushed the background both the normal smooth way and with the brush tip to achieve a fine splatter pattern.

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I added glitter to a brad for one heart, the two top ones were die cut from glitter tape, the ornate white one is a button with the shank cut off and the bottom one was cardstock layered 4 times and stamped with a Damask stamp using Versamark then brushed with Perfect Pearls.

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Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
sentiment-SSS, wine glasses-unknown, damask-Gel-a-tins
Ink: versamark, pink shadow ink-HA, harvest gold-PTI
Paper: black CS-Bazzill, Vellum-SSS, white CS-scraps
Accessories: brad-stash, rhinestones-TE, button-Jesse James, heart dies-Lg-PTI, Sm-SSS, Perfect Pearls-Ranger, rectangle dies-Nesties, silver and gold embossing powder-SU!

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Elegant Anniversary Card

I made this a very long time ago, maybe a year and a half. Sometimes I browse my photos and wonder if maybe a card has been missed. Now I have a ‘Not Posted’ File so that helps but when I’m in a hurry, it’s so hard to keep track!

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Originally I designed this layout as a ‘thank you for your business’ card, without the pearls and with black and gold or black and ivory paper on bottom, for a friend’s business. My BFF saw it and much to my delight, went on and on about how it was hte prettiest card she’d ever seen and how she’d frame it. So of course, I obliged making her one. Then I had the opportunity to make it again for a very classy couple for their anniversary . I thought adding the dancing couple was a nice touch.

I’ve made this as multiples so I know it isn’t that hard and I think it would also make great monogrammed stationery. It would also make amazing formal shower, wedding, anniversary party or any formal invites

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
please email for details. Most manufacturers are found in the tags.

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Snowflake Crocheted Bead Wreath Tag

I’m a bit bummed about the photo of the wreath on this tag; it’s so pretty IRL and so hard to see in the photo!

snowflake double embossing tag

I would have made the crocheted strand much longer so the final wreath would be thicker but I ran out of time. Maybe if the background was solid it may have stood out better, in fact I’m pretty sure it would have, my bad.

It’s actually really easy to make, you thread your beads on thin wire, 26 gauge or thinner. Keep your wire on the spool, don’t pre-cut it. Then just start chain crocheting it. Every so many stitches, you have to decide what look you want (one bead every stitch, every second, third…), you slide a bead along and stitch it in. Easy Peasy! I wrapped mine twice but I think I should have wrapped it at least 4 times to make it more dense and stand out from the background more.

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For the background, I used Sharon Harnist’s double embossing technique. You can find her tutorial at the Classroom as part of the 12 tags of Christmas. I started by using glitter embossing powder but I overheated it so I embossed over it with clear embossing powder. Then I used two blues, one was more turquoise-ish, and E77 to airbrush the background. Removing the colour from the embossing was the fun part; it is quite dramatic!

I’m also going to enter this in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 62 to create anything!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
Thanks All Ways-PTI (on back)
Ink: Teal Zeal-Memento (on back)
Paper: white CS-PTI, chocolate CS-SU!
Accessories: craft wire-Michaels, beads, lace, crochet hook-stash, metallic string, embossing folder-Cuttlebug, 1/2” hole punch-SU!, small hole punch-WRMK Cropadile, Hero Arts ultrafine embossing powder, iridescent ice embossing powder-SU!, Copic airbrush system

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Door Sign for Unscripted Sketches #235

This week I took inspiration from an unconventional source. An item from a women’s steals site.

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The item I was inspired by was basically the same, a sign for your door with a turning upper layer that rotates to reveal several different signs which I should at SheSteals.com. There was one for your dishwasher, clean vs dirty, too. There are magnets on the back to hold it in place. I would have added some lade or ribbon or more layers of paper but I wanted it to be weather-proof in case I left it out and it started to rain or snow. What I have to really remember is to not leave it out too long with the ‘Come on in’ left showing!!

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I made it with die cut circles of craft-a-board and patterned paper with a brad and a flattened bead cap in the center. The flower is made from a Memory Box cherry blossom die which I stiffened with outdoor Mod Podge also applied to the rest of the project. Unfortunately, outdoor Mod Podge is sticky even when dried for a long time, I feature I HATE (I hear Martha Stewart decoupage medium is weather proof and not sticky but I didn’t have any) so inside I added two 1” circles of naked craft-a-board so the larger circles would rotate smoothly.

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There is still one more spot on the under layer for another little note but I couldn’t think of anything else. I can still add something if I want to later. I’ll probably have to add a piece of paper or use Staz-on or archival ink because I’ve sealed it but it could work. These are quick and easy to make; contact me if you’d like the exact measurements. It turned out that three messages underneath would fit perfectly so just email me for the circle and cut off dimensions!

We will still be having sketches all through the holidays so if you find yourself bored at all be sure to come on out and play. Do you sew? Quilt? Knit? Do Mixed Media? Paint? Doesn’t just have to be basic card making, paper crafts and scrapbooking though of course we love to see those crafts! We welcome anything you create! We’d even be happy to see baking that fits the sketch! Please play with our super talented team this week too at Unscripted Sketches!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Paper:
Authentique, Craft-a-board-Ellen Hutson, chocolate, peach (don’t know real name) CS-SU!
Ink: Teal Zeal-Memento
Stamps: really old alphabet stamps
Accessories: Memory Box cherry blossom die, bead cap, brad-stash, Mod Podge, Circle Nesties

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Snowman Shaker Card for Unscripted Sketches #233

I decided to make a shaker card for this week’s Unscripted Sketches. It’s always fun to make something beyond a basic card!

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In the shaker box I added white glitter, tinsel glitter and microbeads. Microbeads are idea because they heavy enough to not stick to the acetate window. The tinsel glitter doesn’t stick much either but the regular glitter sure does! The snowman is popped up on foam dots so my shaker is two foam layers thick.

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I die cut the frame but since my dies weren’t quite the right size, I partial die cut both ends of the rectangle. It’s a great way to get more use from your dies. I used mirrored paper to cut the big snowflake and I used heat n stick powder to add glitter to the white one.

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Please come and play with us at Unscripted Sketches this week! We’ve been a bit down in numbers lately so that  means there’s an even better chance of your project making the top three! It’s such a good feeling to be chosen!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
SU!
Ink: not quite navy-SU!, Memento black
Paper: CTMH, not quite navy-SU!
 Accessories: snowflake dies-MFT, snowflake ribbon-May Arts, rectangle nesties, tinsel glitter, microbeads-MS, Stampendous white glitter,

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Winter Pillow Box for Unscripted Sketches

I decided I am going to make an effort to make items other than cards for my Unscripted Sketches design team projects. I was looking through my alterables and the first thing I found was this pillow box.

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I ordered a few of these as possibilities for my sister’s wedding but they were way, way too big. I find it hard to judge sizes unless something is in front of me. Anyway, I swiped the edges with Versamark then added a mix of white and blue embossing powder and white glitter to the pillow and label. The blue snowflake has heat n stick powder and white glitter on it.

I do hope you will join us at Unscripted Sketches this week. You at least want to visit to see all the awesome projects made by the design team! They are really awesome this week (I think I am going to find myself saying that EVERY week; these girls are talented!) You can make any type of project you like; we welcome things other than cards like scrapbook pages, packaging, notebooks or journals, home dec like configurations, frames, wall art or boxes, sewing projects, mixed media, even ornaments! Or anything else you can think of!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
SU!
Ink: baha-SU!
Paper: echo park, kraft pre-made box
Accessories: snowflake buttons (backs removed) Jesse James buttons, Snowflake dies-Spellbinders, ribbon, white, blue EP, Dazzling Diamonds glitter-SU!, foam dots-Jody Morrow

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Hi Inlaid Die Cuts Card

I won a set of alphabet dies from Taylored Expressions a few months ago and I decided to use them for the PTI Make It Monday challenge to embed die cuts in the background.

hi embedded ie cuts

I used washi tape for the black dots. The paper is from Webster pages I think. You can check out the post on Nichole’s blog for directions but the basic idea is that you use the dies to cut the shapes out of the background then also out of a contrasting paper and put the die cuts into the holes in the background. Easy right? I thought my die cuts didn’t have enough contrast so I inked them. Tricky since I’d already adhered them into the background but I cut the dies again from scratch paper and used the negative space as a mask. I also cut the letters from the same paper as I used on the card; the holes are hiding underneath the white panel! 🙂

I’m also entering this in Seize the Sketch 7. And in the SSS Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

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Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Ink:
Berry Sorbet
Paper: white CS-PTI, DP-Webster’s pages
Accessories: TE alpha dies, heart die-PTI, washi tape-Queen and Co

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Sea Shell Mixed Media Canvas

I ADORE anything beachy or ocean-related and I was in desperate need of some decor for my powder room AND I’m learning to do mixed media so this is what I created!

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It also happens to be perfect for this week’s SSS Monday Challenge Blog to create something with a nautical theme!

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I used die cut paper, lace, washi, glitter and charms to create little spots of interest on the sides of the canvas.

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You can see the shells I stamped. Because they were stamped with dye ink on acrylic paint, they didn’t dry so I clear embossed them. Since they didn’t stand out as much as I had hoped, I added some Faber-Castel Big Brush pen and smudged it in to accent them just a bit.

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The stamps are part of a sheet of rubber I bought so sorry, I don’t know who created them. Maybe Rubber Buggy Bumpers? They are out of business now. The background is music paper and book paper in three languages (French and Dutch) on top of a canvas board and then covered in gesso and paint.

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Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
large shells-SU!, small shell-Flourishes, other ‘botanical illustration’ stamps-stash
Paper: vintage music and book paper, hawaiian shores, aqua mist CS-PTI
Ink: hawaiian shores-PTI, Archival cobalt, potting soil
Accessories: charms, lace-stash, MFT scallop die, various PTI dies, washi tape-MME, shells-school supply store, E6000 glue, Golden Fluid Acrylic paints