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Asian Lady Card for Unscripted Sketches

So this week I actually made something for Unscripted Sketches that has a full, proper name!! hee hee!! I got a gorgeous embossing folder but it was hard to use until I got some Asian paper to go along with it.

Asian lady get well

As you can see, this embossing folder wouldn’t suit a lot of designs as it is very Asian. But also very lovely! I needed a couple of get well cards for some classy ladies so this was a perfect design. The gold accents are just an ink pad swiped across the edges of the paper and over the embossing.

Here’s a tip for you. I didn’t want to raise the sentiment panel on two layers of foam dots. But the embossing underneath raised the lady panel up on one side so she would sit lopsided if adhered flat on the left. So I added scraps of the embossed panel under the lady panel on the left so it was balanced but still not higher than the foam raised panel above it.

Asian lady get well2

I also used the WRMK envelope maker to make a matching envelope out of one of the busier patterns I’m less likely to use. I’m like most and have way too much paper so I’ve got to use it up! There’s always another new gorgeous paper pack on the horizon!

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Please come on out and create something lovely with our super talented team this week at Unscripted Sketches! You can create anything your crafty heart desires from any type of artistic or creative endeavour! Just make sure we can still ‘see’ your use of our sketch. You can rotate, flip, turn and change proportions in any way you see fit and also change one shape for another. Have fun with it, take a pic and link it up! You don’t have to have a blog to play!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
PTI
Ink: Encore gold pigment, rose shadow ink-HA
Paper: G45 Bird Song, Blushing Bride CS-SU!
Accessories: ribbon-American crafts, lace-vintage, Embossing folder-Spellbinders, rhinestones-TE, corner chomper, envelope maker-WRMK, foam dots-Jody Morrow

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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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World Card Making Day!!

Welcome to my WCMD post! I’ve saved several cards I’ve made lately just for this special occasion! So sit back and enjoy! (Check out the end of the post for what’s coming up on my blog soon.)

First off a little card inspired by Jennifer McGuire or maybe Kristina Werner. But if Jenn made it the sentiment would be black and if Kristina made it there would be dash lines somewhere or rounded corners so I suppose that makes it all mine!

heart happy

I cut apart a SSS heart die to get just one heart to cut it from each of two banners. The background was sponged with broken china ink over the SSS Moroccan stencil.

Next up is a Copic coloured card I spent a TON of time on. Not only did the colouring take a long time but the card design did too.

tag slider card

It’s a surprise pop up card but I call it a tag slider card. I changed hte measurements of the tutorial quite a bit though as my card is larger. Cuz when you pull on the tag, the front panel slides up to reveal a message underneath and a place on the tag for a message!

tag slider card 2

Cool right?

tag slider card 3

tag slider card 4

tag slider card 5

The Copic colouring looks smoother IRL. Strange, soft colours usually fades completely on a computer screen. In this case, it actually shows up more strongly! Weird!

vintage hearts

I made this card for a challenge on Swap-Bot to go green and use coffee sleeves. I love the tiny corrugations and that one side of the cardboard is already removed. I die cut the heart and painted the ridges white. Then I used Versamark to add gold embossing to the edges.

And last but not least, two ATCs. They are still cards right? First, a mixed media piece inspired by a canvas I did for my bathroom. I’ll be posting that soon so if you are new to my blog and want to make sure you see it, be sure to subscribe or bookmark me!

sea mm ATC

I used a kraft cardstock base and added some sticky back canvas. Then I added two colours of turquoise, ivory and yellow-green Golden fluid acrylic paint. Then I dry brushed on some gold. I stamped the shell in Archival ink and added the ribbon and button when dry.

rainbow butterflies ATC

This one was sponged with a rainbow of distress ink colours on vintage sheet music paper. Then I added ink direct to paper on white cardstock so the colours would match the sponging when I punched the butterflies. And I added Copic markers to the centers. They are glued on their middles only so the wings can be lifted up.

Have a great WCMD. I hope you enjoy clicking on all the links and I apologize that this post wasn’t up right away. Coming up soon on my blog: how to make multiples of a project-3 parts, preparing, die cutting, stamping; 2 mixed media canvases and how to make a super easy super-hero cape! I also have a few jewellery projects to show you! Make sure you come back now, ya hear?

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
(Heart Happy)
Stamps:
SSS
Ink: Memento London Fog, Distress Broken China, Scattered Straw
Paper: white CS-PTI, DP-MME
Accessories: foam dots-Jody Morrow, Rock Candy Distress Stickles, SSS banner, heart dies, stencil, lifestyle crafts label dies

(Thanks-Tag Slider)
Stamps:
PTI Thanks all Ways, Flourishes Hollyhocks
Ink: Memento black, night of navy-SU!, HA-Field Greens, Frayed burlap, antique linen distress
Paper: Kraft, vanilla, moss CS-PTI, white CS-XPress it, DP-MME, vintage music paper
Accessories: Cropadile, 1/2”, 1 3/8” circle punch-SU!, Ornate ovals, Rose Creations dies-Spellbinders, mini scalloped punch-EK success, foam dots, Copic markers

(Vintage Hearts)
Ink:
vintage photo, antique linen distress ink, Versamark
Paper: Trousseau 7 Gypsies, kraft, vanilla CS-PTI, coffee sleeves
Accessories: SSS banner, heart dies, PTI heart die, white paint, gold EP-SU!, MOP button-ebay, lace-vintage, flower-Jesse James buttons, foam dots

(Sea Mixed Media ATC)
Stamps:
SU!
Ink: cobalt Archival ink
Paper: Kraft CS-PTI
Accessories: Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints, sticky back canvas-Ranger, MOP button-ebay, ribbon-stash, MS butterfly punch
In case you are wondering, the shell with the slit in it is a name holder from a wedding store.

(Rainbows, Butterflies and Music ATC)

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SAF Tea Staining–Vintage Daisy Card

I just got a new Sizzix die I used to make this sweet little daisy and I thought it would work perfectly with the deep tea staining I got on this seam binding ribbon.

SAF13 Tea Stained challenge

Instead of bright yellow, I used a deep, almost brown-yellow Copic to tint the middle of the petals giving it a vintage look to match the card. I have no idea who made the papers as someone gave them to me to use to make ATCs. They were sitting on my desk and looked so pretty and vintage they found a new purpose.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE: kraft, ivory, ocean tides cardstock-PTI, avocado cardstock-SU!, Hug Snug seam binding ribbon, Sizzix min daisy die, Viva decor paper pen, Kaisercraft pearls, Copic marker. Spellbinders embossing folder

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Girlie Celebrate Card

I needed a card for a 14 year old who was baptized recently and to be honest, it isn’t a niche I cater to in my stash. I have tons of girlie stuff but more for younger girls and women. I have more for teen boys since I have boys myself! I could have gone for flowers or something shabby or vintage of course but that wouldn’t have been as special or personalized.

alexis celebrate card

I had some of this funky Upcycle paper by Cosmo Cricket. Perfect for a teenaged girl. Amazing that I recently bought some washi tape that matched so well I could hardly tell it was added on once I added it and I found some rectangular rhinestones that were too unusual for my shabby or vintage projects but perfect for this funky card. The people stickers came from the paper pack I bought and were de-sticker-ified with baby powder in the areas not touching the vellum. I made the button by adding paper to the back of a clear button with Glossy Accents.

I used a sketch for this card but sadly I forgot to post it in time (as usual) so no point in bothering to show the sketch. I hate when I do that! I think it was a Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
WMS
Ink: Versamark
Paper: chartreuse-PTI, vellum-stash, DP-Cosmo Cricket, going grey CS-SU!
Accessories: oval dies-Spellbinders, foam dots-Jody Morrow, silver EP, clear button-SU!, Glossy Accents-Ranger, stickers-Cosmo Cricket, edger die-PTI, washi tape-??

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Waltzing Mouse Stamps PJ Party–Classy Lady Card

WMS PAJAMA-PARTY-LOGO

Apparently Waltzing Mouse Stamps wasn’t happy to simply have a plain old blog hop, no sirree! Claire decided to have a PJ party! Wahoo! Sounds like fun to me!

classy lady

The new PJ party has several challenges. Most of them only have prize opportunities if you use new stamps which I don’t own. However, the last one asked you to use any WM stamps to create a background. This I CAN do. I decided to use a sentiment stamp stamped repeated for my background with one stamped in a darker colour as the actual sentiment! Inspired right? OK, not that inspired but still pretty nice. (Its a bit hard to see above to check out the close up below. It shows up way better IRL.)

classy lady bg

I also made this for a challenge on the Joan’s Garden’s Blog for this week which asked us to use a floral patterned paper, a doily and a 3-D flower with greenery as well as the challenge constant which is to use a product sold at Joan’s Gardens. Uh oh. Until I just looked this up, I thought it was any patterned paper! I used music paper except for the tiny paper piecing at the top of the mannequin and you can’t tell it’s floral because its sooo tiny and so light. I hope you trust me Joan! 🙂 I used Distress ink which she sells but that was so easy it almost felt like cheating and although she sells MME paper I couldn’t remember if she sold that particular pack or not. So while I was pretty sure I was already covered, I decided to use Rose Creations dies to make my flower.

classy lady flower

I used vintage music paper and cut the flowers. Then I used pink ink to sponge the petal tips. No need to get fancy, just slap some ink on there, oh, I also used an ink blending tool she sells. Then crunch the petals up into little balls which gives them some texture, uncrunch them and stack onto a brad. Form the innermost flower layer’s petals into a bud shape and glue into place holding it while it dries. Repeat with the next flower layer making a slightly less tight bud shape. Now start pulling the petals up tight towards the bud holding it in your hands as you go working around the flower. When you get to the end, surprisingly, it will hold its shape! Now, with a fine tipped bottle of glue, shoot some glue deep in between the petals to help the flower hold its shape. I hold it for a couple of minutes while it starts to dry or you can tuck it into a small circular container like a toilet paper roll or a small jar.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
WMS
Ink: chocolate, berry sorbet-PTI, Antique Linen Distress
Paper: DP-MME, chocolate, vanilla CS-PTI, vintage music paper-stash
Accessories: Foam dots-Jody Morrow, doily-local restaurant rescued from under dessert 🙂 rose creations dies-spellbinders, leaf die-SU!, W00, 01 Copic markers, embossing stylus (veining on leaves), washi tape-Freckled Fawn, Glossy Accents, brad-SU!

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Relax Card

I had a BLAST making this card. I started with the Verve challenge going on right now but realized that it worked for several other challenges! Scroll down to see the other card I made for those challenges as well. 9 challenges in two posts, that is a record! Wahoo!

relax verve challenge card

The Verve challenge was to combine the styles of two of their DT members, Jen, who is known for her colouring and Janelle, who is known to have  a paint brush in one hand and a Copic in the other. So combining those two styles is the goal but if you really want to make it challenging, add Jen’s love of kraft paper and Janelle’s love of mixed media.

Since I’ve been trying to add more mixed media to my work, I decided this was a challenge made for me. Especially since I won a Mojo Monday recently and had some brand spankin’ new Verve stamps to try out! And some new mists and masks… Yeah! I started by getting out my new Mister Huey’s mists but then I made the wise decision to cut some tags and test spray the mists. Sooo glad I did because they are so NOT the colours on the label!

Then I sprayed the background on my card base. Next time I will use some adhesive because the paper curls when the first few spritzes hit it but the mask doesn’t. I allowed it to dry while I prepared my tag. When I die cut the corrugated cardboard, the bumps got all squished so I lifted them back up with my bone folder. Then I applied two colours of paint, the turquoise you can see easily and a gold glimmer paint that is harder to see, along the edges. Then I added the sand and shell bits and while still wet I added some glitter. The rest is pretty easy to figure out.

I’m entering this in the following challenges.

Verve Dive Dare

DivaDare logo

Simon Says Stamp: Transport. I know a surfboard is a bit of a stretch but lifeguards use them to get to swimmers in danger so I figure that makes it count!

CAS-ual Fridays 105: Mapquest Summer Vacation

CAS-ualFridaysNoWords

Ribbon Carousel 82 Fun in the Sun

ribbon carousel 82

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
Verve
Ink: Mister Huey’s Bonny Blue, Memento black, teal zeal, Vintage photo Distress
Paper: reclaimed corrugated cardboard, kraft, aqua cs-PTI,
Accessories: mask-Crafters workshop, Copic markers, acrylic paint, Divine Twine, WRMK grommet, MuddPuddles shell bits, Malibu sand, foam dots-Jody Morrow, tag die-Spellbinders

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PTI Blog Hop Pastel Smiles

PTI blog hop logo

Time for another PTI blop hop! This month the challenge was to pull out our favourite floral set and combine that with a colour palette featured on Nichole’s blog.

bouquet builder pti blog hop may 13

I’m afraid this isn’t my favourite floral set but my favourites don’t lend themselves to being stamped in multiple colours which is the second part of the challenge. I love larkspurs but it really works best in one colour and my other favourite is Sweet Life which could be stamped in multiple colours but I often find myself challenged to find three colours that work well to come up with one coordinated final blossom so trying to get them done in multiple colours seemed like too much work! It wasn’t until I started typing this that I thought about Life which would have been great, darn it! Oh well, this turned out really well even if it is CAS which isn’t my forte.

PTI may blog hop neutrals palette

I personally don’t think of these colours as neutrals as referred to on Nichole’s blog, they are lovely pastels! I didn’t end up using the fine linen though. The layered die cut technique is from JJ Bolton’s blog, if I wasn’t typing this at 3;30 am I’d happily link it! She was featured at the CASE Study blog recently which is where I found the link so that might help you find it.

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I hope you enjoyed my card! If you’d like to see more of my work, be sure to visit again by subscribing by email, I have to get a new RSS feed thingie since I think mine is the type that is ending soon or bookmark me! Thanks so much for dropping by and have fun visiting some more blogs on the hop!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
PTI
Paper: white CS-PTI
Ink: wisteria, lavender, moss-PTI, pirouette, eggplant-SU!
Accessories: tag die-Spellbinders, rhinestones-Dollarama, eyelet-WRMK, ribbon-Masterstroke ribbon, twine-Queen and Co, foam dots-Jody Morrow, eggplant marker-SU!

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Elegant Floral Sympathy Card

Sadly I needed a sympathy card last week. An old fellow from my congregation passed away at over 90 years old after nearly 67 years of marriage, a pretty good run huh? He had a long, good life. The weekend before he passed he was at a party listening to us all sing karaoke! Apparently not his thing even though we tried to get him to join!

elegant floral sympathy

So this card was for his sweet wife. I tailor the card to the recipient, I don’t base it on the gender of the deceased. Is that what you all do? I layered ribbon, twine, leaves, small flowers and a larger rose then tucked in a tied bit of tulle. It made for a lovely embellishment cluster. This is such a heartfelt sentiment isn’t it? It really sums up how I feel when someone I really care about loses someone close.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
JustRite
Ink: chocolate-PTI
Paper: dk green, red SU!, light green, ivory CS-PTI, DP-Webster’s Pages
Accessories: rose-Prima, white flowers, tulle, ribbon-unknown, twine-PTI, oval Nestie dies, May Arts lace

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Snowflake Candle for Moxie Fab Winter Challenge

Whew! I am going to make it under the line for this challenge!Winter Home Decor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. You have 30 minutes to play!

snowflake candle

This is the simplest project ever but it is so pretty and elegant! I die cut the snowflakes from metallic paper and mulberry paper. Then I added rhinestones to some of the snowflake tips to add some sparkle. The snowflakes are held together with a brad and pressed through the ribbon and directly into the candle.

snowflake candle2

As long as you don’t let the candle burn down too far, you could easily remove the snowflake and ribbon and add them to a new candle! It would be so easy to make a set as a gift or a whole table full! Sorry the candle is so crooked. I set it straight so many times! Because a candle is often seen from both sides, I tied the ribbon in a pretty double bow on the back. The dies are Spellbinders, everything else is unknown.

Enjoy!

Rebecca