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Friday, April 20, 2018

Beautiful Day Pink Daisy Card


Thanks for stopping by. Here is the second of my three cards for my April Card Class.



My card uses the Love Life Stamp Set that is in the FSJ April Bloom Box. Unfortunately, this beautiful set is only available until April 31st. 
This is similar to one of the cards in the kit, but I put my own spin on it. 

The cardstock and ink for the flowers is Outrageous Pink. It's actually from the Be Amazing Collection.

White cardstock was dry embossed using the FSJ Diamond Netting Folder.  Then splattered with Gold Silk. Some was also splattered on the sentiment tag.

The Flowers were stamped with the Outrageous Pink True Fusion Ink and the leaves were colored in with the Journey Color Burst Pencils

The Fern leaves were cut with Sweet Pear Cardstock using the Timeless Foliage Steel Rule Die

The tag was cut from Everyday Tags, a Die Set that will be retiring the end of June. 
The Sentiment, which is from the same stamp set, was heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I added some of the Clear Pigment ink around the edges of the tag also, and used the same Gold Embossing Powder. 

As a finishing touch, I added Journey Lemongrass Thread under the one flower and added Journey glaze and Sparkle cuts in the center of each flower.

Challenges for this card:
Simply Create Too - Use Die Cuts
StarStampz - Pastel Colors
Cute Card Thursday - Shades of Pale
ElliBelle's Creative Moments - Flowers and Sentiment
Stampotique - Flowerbundance
PaperCraft Challenges - Embossing, Text, No DP
Try It On Tuesday - Natures Beauty


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gold Gilding Flakes Cards


Well, I've been away for the past three month and now I'm back with my class cards for April. 


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Gilding flakes are fun to play with but can be quite messy if you're not careful. I have found out through, that the Leaf Foils from Fun Stampers Journey (FSJ), are less messy then other brands. The sheets are larger and easier to handle. This is perfect for teaching my classes where so many people will be using it at the same time.  And for those of you that do mot like MESS. 

First step in this card was to cut a piece of FSJ White Liner Sheets, 3 3/4" x 5". 
1" X 4" strips of FSJ Sunday Adventure Prints were cut from 3 different designs of DP, as well as two colors of cardstock.
These strips were then placed on the sticky piece of white liner sheet leaving a slight gap between strips. Then the Gold Leaf foil was worked into all of the sticky gaps. 
When finished, it was then layered onto a Forest Green Matt.

The sentiment and mat were cut from the Treat Labels and Piercing Dies
The Happy Birthday is from the NEW FSJ stamp set, Inside and Out..

The flower and leaves were cut using the Blooming Details Die Set with Lemon Grass & Bubblegum cardstock and Mirror Gold Cardstock

Other products used:

Challenges for this card:
Die Cuttin' Divas - 3 Dp's, 2 Embellishments, 1 ribbon/Bow + at least one die cut. 
PaperCraft Challenges - Bingo - Die Cut, Embossing, Dots.
Tuesday Throwdown - Glimmer and Shine
Bitten By The Bug - Cricut Challenge - Be Creative. 
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
Die Cut Diva's - Anything with a die cut
Dies R Us - Spring Time
Papercraft Business Challenge - Anything Goes - Birthday

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Storybook Occasions - Wish You Luck



Here is the 3rd and last card for my January Card Class. 



I also made several variations of this same card. Included in the FSJ Storybook Occasions stamp set are the sentiments, Thinking of You, Happy Birthday, Happy Easter, Wish You Luck, & Be Mine. 

The images was stamped with Black Fusion Ink and colored with FSJ Color Burst Pencils.

The paper is from Through The Year Prints. Two sheets of cardstock weight designer paper for Each Month/Holiday. 

The embellishments of this card are three green Rainbow Drops in upper left corner and a triple bow with Lemongrass Thread

The background was dry embossed using the Corrugated Board EF.

The background around the image was colored with Pan Pastels.

Challenges for this card:
Bugaboo Stamps - Sketch










Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything
Simon Says - Use Patterned Paper


Thursday, January 4, 2018

Spring Botanicals - Thinking of You


Another COLD and snowy day here on the East Coast. 
So, THINKING SPRING!!!


Here is my second card for my January Class. This is a NEW stamp set from the FSJ, Bloom This Way Spring Mini
The stamp set is called Spring Botanicals. It's one of the trending new design of stamps for the No Line look. 
All products are from Fun Stampers Journey.

I stamped the two flowers in Summer Days Fusing ink and colored in the light portion with the yellow from the Party Pop PanPastels

The other flower was stamped with Sweet Berry Fusion Ink.  No need to color this one since it will be layered. 

I used the masking technique when stamping the flowers and then masked all the flowers to stamp the foliage.

I stamped the pink flower two more times on scrap paper. The light portion was colored in with the light pink from the Confectionary Days Panpastels. and then cut out. 
The smaller one, I just cut out the smaller part of the flower. I sponged the edges with Sweet Berry ink and them layered with thin foam tape. 

The "Thinking of You is from the Embroidered Greetings Stamp Set

Challenges for this card:
Crafting by Design - Anything
Inspiration Destination - Anything
Simon Says -Something New

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Storybook Occasions - Easter


It's 5° outside here in PA, with snow coming tomorrow and I'm making Easter Cards. I'm thinking Spring. *Ü*



This is the first of three cards for my January Card Class. 
I'm showcasing cards made with New Products from the Bloom This Way Mini Catalog that runs from January 1st to March 31st.  You can pick one up for yourself for only $3.95 by clicking on the link above. 

All products are Fun Stamps Journey.

I first used the Mystic Impression Embossing Folder for the Background. Then splattered Cool Pool and Sparkle Silk on the background. The Sparkle Silk does not show up on pictures. 
The cardstock is Cool Pool. The designer paper is "Spring Filled Prints".

I used the Treat Label Dies and piercing Dies and stamped the chick and eggs from the Storybook Occasion Stamp Set
I colored it all in with the Color Burst Pencils.

To finish off the card, I made a triple Bow out of Whip Cream Thread and topped it with a Orange Rainbow Drop

 Challenges for this card: 
2 Craft Critters - Anything with a critter
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Summer Rose - Valentine


HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Time to start making the Valentine cards. 

This card can be for any occasion, but I stamped Happy Valentines Day for my December card class. 

This is the third and last card for my December class using a new stamp set and new dies. 

All products are from Fun Stampers Journey. 

I embossed the background with the Brocade Imprints Embossing folder. You can get this folder free with any purchase of $100.00. 
I sponged over it with Oatmeal Cookie Fusion ink. Then I splattered it with Gold and Sparkle Silk

The stamp set is called "Summer Rose". I stamped it with Rich Coral Ink onto Summer  Days Cardstock. I cut it out by hand and sponged around the edges of the rose with Rich Coral ink. The leaves are stamped with Limeade Splash and Kiwi Slice. 

The sentiment was stamped with Rich Coral ink onto Summer Days Cardstock cut out using the Treat Label die and piercing die and stamped with the Annual Celebration Stamp Set

Challenges for this card:
A Bit more time to Craft - Anything.
Artistic Stamper - Anything
Country View Crafts - Anything
Die Cut Divas - Something New
Love to Craft - Anything
Cuttlebug Mania - Flowers
Lemon Shortbread - Anything