Friday, May 25, 2018

Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to the Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! It starts today May 25 and ends June 1st! Kat Scrappiness is Super Sponsor and has fabulous giveaways, flash prize and a 10% off coupon for any orders you place between May 25 - June 1st. To start the blog hop visit Kat Scrappiness Blog.

Anyone is eligible for the Super Sponsor/Flash prize if you link up a newly created Spring/Summer Themed Coffee, Tea &/or Cocoa project, no back-linking allowed. Randon.org is used to draw for winners. To link up your project go to Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog.

Prizes:
2 $25 gift cards to Kat Scrappiness store

Flash Prize:
Kat Scrappiness Layered Coffee Cup and Got Coffee Sentiment Die to one winner

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Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded

For my background I used a script stamp on Kraft Cardstock using Distress Oxide Ink Walnut Stain. I used the Honeybee Coffee Rings Stencil and sprayed some water on top of the cardstock. I wanted an inked stain effect. Once it was dry I Diecut using the Distressed Edge Rectangles Die. I inked the edges using Distress Oxide. I then used Kraft Cardstock for the coffee cup and white cardstock for the top cover. I used a Distress Oxide Background to create the center piece and topped it off with the sentiment die Coffee in white cardstock.





Kat Scrappiness Products Used:

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Elizabeth Craft Designs New Release from Susan's Garden

Good Morning Everyone,
Today is exciting news! Elizabeth Craft Designs has a new release from Susan's Garden. To see the Focus Blog Post go here. Susan's Garden dies makes the most realistic looking flowers. They are easy to make and Susan has plenty of YouTube videos to help you out. I have been asked on social media if I can do some videos showing how to create and assemble Garden Notes flowers. I am happy to say that I will be making some videos so keep an eye out. My card for today's Focus is using the new Shasta Daisy and Baby's Breath dies. Below are the easy steps to replicate this card.

Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded (A2)
  • Step 1 - Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4", fold in half for a vertical side fold card (A2).
  • Step 2 - Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 1/2" x 4 3/4". Apply Distress Oxide Inks Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey onto a craft mat, spray the inks with water. Dip White Soft Finish Cardstock into the ink, dry with a heat tool. Repeat this step until desired effect is achieved. Once the background is completely dry adhere to center front of card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
  • Step 3 - Create a frame - Diecut Stitched Rectangles with a smaller size Fitted Rectangles using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere to card using foam tape.
  • Step 4 - Apply Distress Ink Mowed Lawn directly on a scrap piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock using a mini blending tool. Spray water on a craft mat and place the inked cardstock on top of the water. Let dry. 
  • Step 5 - Diecut Baby's Breath Mowed Lawn Inked Cardstock created for the stems and White Soft Finish Cardstock for the Baby's Breath Flowers. Using a green alcohol marker color in a small dot to the center of the flower. Shape and assemble the flowers using Susan's Garden Flower Making Set and Kid's Choice Glue.
  • Step 6 - Diecut Shasta Daisy using White Soft Finish Cardstock for the petals. Use yellow/orange cardstock or create your own and diecut the center pieces. Shape and assemble the flowers using Susan's Garden Flower Making Set and Kid's Choice Glue. I created 3 flowers. Optional - add some Kid's Choice Glue to the center of flower and sprinkle Pollen and remove excess. Let dry.
  • Step 6 - Adhere Shasta Daisy's and Baby's Breath to the card using Kid's Choice Glue.
  • Step 7 - On a scrap piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock apply Distress Oxide Ink Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey using a mini blending tool. Diecut Words 2 - Thinking of you sentiment die Smile. Apply Versamark directly on sentiment diecut and sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder, remove excess. Heat set it with a heat tool. Repeat this step 2 more times. 
  • Step 8 - Diecut Stitched Fishtail Banners using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim until desired length and adhere to card using foam tape. Adhere sentiment on top of Stitched Fishtail Banner using Kid's Choice Glue.




I hope you enjoyed today's card focusing the new Susan's Garden dies. Be sure to go to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what the rest of the team did. This card can be used for any occasion by changing the colors, sentiment and flowers. Below are the links to all products used. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:

Monday, May 21, 2018

Even More Spring Flowers Watercolor Background Card

Hi Everyone,
It's been a while since I have used my Gansai Tambi watercolor paints. To be honest it's a large set and it's long to mix colors. I decided to create a palette beforehand using the Tim Holtz Ink Palette. I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner. The paints stay wet and vibrant inside the palette and I can take it out when i want and use it right away. All I did was add a lot of water to each paint, mixed it and dripped the excess into the palette. This saves lots of time. All I have to do now is dip my waterbrush into water and then dip it into the palette. If I want to mix a color I use the empty palette. Below you will find the steps to replicate my card as well as a link to all products used.


Before I show you the details for my card I just to remind you all that I have a Blog Giveaway going on. The contest will run until May 31 and the winner will be announced June 1st. All you have to do is Follow My Blog and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Don’t forget to click on the bell after you subscribe to get notifications. People who already follow me will automatically be entered. The prize is the beautiful Lantern Box Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.



Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded

  • Step 1 - Trim White Cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4", fold in half for a horizontal side fold card (A2)
  • Step 2 - Trim Water Color paper (I used Arches Hot Press) to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Temporarily tape down the paper to a hard surface using painters tape. The surface I used is a wood cutting board. Using a wide water brush thoroughly wet the paper. Using a smaller brush a light shades of paint to create a background. With the wet background you will get easy blending and coverage of paint. Dab darker areas with a paper towel. You can let it dry naturally or use a heat tool to speed things up.
  • Step 3 - Remove the watercolor background. Place it in your stamp positioning tool. Use an Anti-Static Powder over the background. Stamp Even More Spring Flowers and Beautiful Day sentiment using Versamark. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder, remove excess, heat set it using a heat tool.
  • Step 4 - Temporarily tape down the background to a hard surface using painters tape. Using a water brush add a little water inside the embossed areas. Start water coloring by adding paint to the image and see the paint spread. It's ok to paint outside the embossed areas. Let dry before going to Step 5. You might have some warping but this is ok. It will be gone when it is adhered to the card.
  • Step 5 - Diecut Double Stitched Rectangles to the background. Adhere to card using fun foam. Trim fun foam smaller than background. Use collage medium to adhere to fun foam and to card front. Place an acrylic block on top to allow it to dry straight. This will fix the warping that may have occurred. 





This card can be used for any occasion by changing the images, color and sentiment. Below are the links to all products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Simon Says Stamp Products Used:

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Elizabeth Craft Designs May Challenge All That Glitters

Hello Everyone,
Today is Challenge Day at Elizabeth Craft Designs! Every month there is a challenge with a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate. May's Challenge is All That Glitters! All you have to do is leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog Post or Facebook page answering this question....Which of the new Silk Microfine Glitter Palettes is your favorite:  Earth, Beach or Bloom. Below you will find links to the products used as well as the steps to replicate this card.

Before I start a reminder I have a Blog Giveaway. The contest will run until May 31 and the winner will be announced June 1. All you have to do is Follow My Blog and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Don’t forget to click on the bell after you subscribe to get notifications. People who already follow me will automatically be entered. The prize is the beautiful Lantern Box Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


Finished card measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded
  • Step 1 - Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", score at 4 1/4" and fold in half for a horizontal side fold card (A2)
  • Step 2 - Diecut Stitched Rectangles using ModaScrap patterned paper Fly & Scrap. Adhere to front of card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
  • Step 3 - Apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to front of White Soft Finish cardstock. Diecut Party Lanterns (solid die) with the Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet facing up. Diecut Party Lanterns (pattern die) using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. Remove all the center pieces. Remove the top release sheet to both the solid and pattern Diecut Els. Place the pattern on the solid Diecut. Make sure not to touch the solid Adhesive with your fingers. Sprinkle Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove excess with a brush. Use the tip of your finger to secure the glitter by moving in a circular motion. This will also bring out the sparkle. Repeat this step to all the lanterns. Remove the release sheet to apply your second Color using Silk Microfine Glitter using the same process by removing excess glitter with a brush and using your finger to set and activate the glitter. 


  • Step 4 - Diecut Stitched Fishtail Banner using Pewter Soft Finish cardstock. Adhere to bottom left of card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Adhere the lanterns on top of the Stitched Fishtail Banner using Foam Tape. 
  • Step 5 - Apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to the top of a Scrap piece of White Soft Finish cardstock. Diecut Party Lanterns small piece that holds the lanterns. You need 4 of the 5. Peel off the release sheet and sprinkle on Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove excess with a brush and use your finger to set and activate the glitter. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue. Adhere string through each loop and secure the top piece with tape. 
  • Step 6 - Diecut Stitched Fishtail Banner using Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere to card to top left side side using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. This will cover the string secured with the tape.
  • Step 7 -  Apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to the top of White Soft Finish cardstock. Diecut Words 1 - Celebration sentiment. Peel off the release sheet and sprinkle on Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove excess with a brush and use your finger to set and activate the glitter. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue. 



It is hard to capture the sparkle in a photograph but IRL the glitter sparkles even under minimal lighting. This card can be used for any occasion by changing the sentiment, color and patterned paper. Below are links to all the Product Used. Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Getting The Most Out Of Your Alpha Dies

Hi Everyone,
Today I have a video showcasing yet another fun way to use the Condensed Uppercase Alpha Dies from Kat Scrappiness. This video shows you how to create a word using the negative panel to pop up instead of the popping up the diecut alphas. Below are links to the all products used as well as Mother's Day sales from Kat Scrappiness, Elizabeth Craft Designs and Simon Says Stamp.

Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded

Below is the process video which you can view here or open in YouTube
 




I hope you enjoyed yet another way to use your Alpha Dies. This card can be used for any occasion by changing the word, colors and/or diecut image. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

www.katscrappiness.com
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If it is after May 13 midnight use code TINA10 to get 10% off your order at checkout.

www.elizabethcraftdesigns.com
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Thursday, May 10, 2018

One Stamp Same Technique Two Different Looks

Hi Everyone,
Today I have 2 cards to share with you today. Both are using the same stamp with the same technique but by changing the color embossing powder how completely different the results are. When using the clear embossing powder you get a soft subtle image and by using black you get a much bolder image.

Before I start a reminder I have new Blog Giveaway. The contest will run until May 31 and the winner will be announced June 1. All you have to do is Follow My Blog and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Don’t forget to click on the bell after you subscribe to get notifications. People who already follow me will automatically be entered. The prize is the beautiful Lantern Box Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


Finished cards measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded




  • Step 1 - Trim White Cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4", fold in half for a vertical side fold card (A2)
  • Step 2 - Create a Distress Oxide background using heavy weight cardstock. Add colors Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey and Seedless Preserves to a craft mat. Spray with water. Dip the cardstock into the activated inks. Heat set it with a heat tool. Repeat the process until desired effect. Let dry.
  • Step 3 - Diecut 2 Double Stitched Rectangles using the Distress Oxide background created to create a frame. Stamp Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink on the center piece. Adhere the center piece to the front of the card using clear double sided adhesive. The frame will be adhered using foam tape.
  • Step 4 - For a soft finish - Stamp Waffle Flower Autumn Time Sunflower Image using Versamark using watercolor paper, sprinkle clear embossing powder and heat set it with a heat tool. Color image in using any watercolor medium. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush. For a bold finish - Stamp Waffle Flower Autumn Time Sunflower Image using Versamark using watercolor paper, sprinkle black embossing powder and heat set it with a heat tool. Color image in using any watercolor medium. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush. Adhere to card using foam tape.














I hope you enjoyed seeing the same stamp and technique but by changing the color of the embossing powder how different both looks are. Both are pretty but it all depends on what you want. Soft or bold. This card can be used for any occasion by changing sentiment, image and colors. Below are links for all products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Products Used:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

New Release from Joset's Designs from Elizabeth Craft Designs



Hi Everyone,
Today Elizabeth Craft Designs has a new release from Joset's Designs! To see the full release go here. For today's card I used the new Fitted and Stitched Hexagon Dies along with the Flamingo Dies. Below you will find the steps to replicate this card.



  • Step 1 - Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, score at 4 1/2” and fold in half for a 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” horizontal side fold card (A2)
  • Step 2 - Diecut Stitched Rectangles using Patterned Paper Thinking About...Grand Canyon. Adhere to front of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. 
  • Step 3 - Create a background using Distress Oxide Ink by applying ink directly to a craft mat and spray with water, dip White Soft Finish cardstock into the ink, heat set with a heat tool. Repeat this step until you reach the desired effect. I used Vintage Photo and Tattered Rose. Diecut Fitted Hexagons Die and adhere to center of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. 
  • Step 4 - Diecut Stitched Hexagons Die and Fitted Hexagon using Patterned Paper Butterfly Dreams to create a frame. 
  • Step 5 - On scrap paper apply Distress Oxide Ink using an ink applicator. I used colors Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo. Diecut Flamingo body to Tattered Rose, Flamingo eye and beak to lighter Tattered Rose and beak to Vintage Rose. assemble the pieces using Multi Medium. Adhere the Flamingos to the backside of the Hexagon Frame. Trim the excess. Add foam tape to the backside of the Hexagon Frame and Flamingos. Remove the release sheet and adhere to the card. 


  • Step 6 - Stamp Sentiments 2 - Just Because using  Versafine Onyx Black Ink. 






I hoped you enjoyed today’s card. This card can be used for any occasion by changing the sentiment and colors. Be sure to check out what the rest of the team did from Joset's new release by going here.

Below is a link to all products used. Thank you for stopping by and see you again soon.

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