Sunday, February 18, 2018

Hugs and Kisses Card With Case This Sketch 259

Hi Everyone!
Today I am showing you a card I made using Sketch #259 from Case This Sketch. Case This Sketch is a weekly Sketch Challenge for Clean and Simple cards. Below you will find the steps to replicate this card. But first it's time for a Blog Giveaway.

One lucky winner will receive five die sets. Spellbinders Labels Four, Foliage & Ribbon Banner and Die-namites Wet Tulips & Tulip Garden. The contest is easy. Click on follow my blog. How easy is that! If you are already following me you are automatically entered into the drawing. The contest ends on Friday Feb.23 and the winner will be announced on Saturday Feb.24. Good luck everyone!

Here is the prize

Case This Sketch #259

Finished card measures 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” folded
  • Step 1 - Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Score and fold in half to form a horizontal side-fold card base. Finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (A2)
  • Step 2 - Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”. Using an ink applicator lightly apply Distress Oxide Inks in small areas towards the mid section. Spray water to create droplets. Let dry. 
  • Step 3 - Trim Black Soft Finish Cardstock to 4” x 5 1/4”. Adhere the Distress Oxide panel to the black panel using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Adhere the whole panel to the front of the card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. 
  • Step 4 - Stamp Bugs & Butterflies using Black Ink on patterned paper from ModaScrap Fly & Scrap. Diecut the image with the matching Bugs & Butterflies die set. Adhere to card using Foam Tape in the center. Shape the wings upwards to add dimension. 
  • Step 5 - Diecut the sentiment using Black Soft Finish Cardstock. Using an embossing ink pad apply directly on the Diecut sentiment.  Sprinkle Black Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool. Repeat this 3 times for even coverage. Adhere to card using Multi Medium Glue. Stamp sentiment in Black Ink beneath the Embossed sentiment.
  • Step 6 - Adhere sequins to card using Multi Medium Glue. 



This card can be used for any occasion. Below is a link to all Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used for your easy convenience. Thanks for stopping by.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used

Other Products Used
Versafine Onyx Black
Ink Applicator
Distress Oxide Inks (Broken China, Salty Ocean & Faded Jeans)
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
Avery Elle Sentimental Die
Versamark Embossing Ink Pad
Ranger Embossing Powder Black
Multi Medium Glue
Sequins

Friday, February 9, 2018

Be Mine Card And A Blog Giveaway

Hi Everyone,
Today I have a fun Valentine's Day card for you. The main focus of the card is using a die in a non traditional way. Below you will find the easy steps to replicate this card. But first it's time for a Blog Giveaway.

One lucky winner will receive five die sets. Spellbinders Labels Four, Foliage & Ribbon Banner and Die-namites Wet Tulips & Tulip Garden. The contest is easy. Click on follow my blog. How easy is that! If you are already following me you are automatically entered into the drawing. The contest ends on Friday Feb.23 and the winner will be announced on Saturday Feb.24. Good luck everyone!

Here is the prize

Finished card measures 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” folded
  • Step 1 - Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Score and fold in half to form a horizontal side-fold card base. Finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (A2)
  • Step 2 - Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 4” x 5 1/4”. Ink the edges with Distress Oxide Seedless Preserves. Emboss Large Entwined Heart. To do this you will need to use an embossing matte in the diecutting machine as you would emboss a folder. Remember to offset the die.
  • Step 3 - Diecut Large Entwined Heart using ModaScrap patterned paper Fly & Scrap. Adhere the center part to the center of the embossed heart using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive..
  • Step 4 - Diecut Balloons (the Heart) using ModaScrap patterned paper Fly & Scrap. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  • Step 5 - Diecut Small Entwined Heart using ModaScrap patterned paper Fly & Scrap and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  • Step 6 - Stamp Love Sentiment using Black Ink. 
  • Step 7 - Randonly adhere some sequins in pink and white. 


Below you will find the links for all products used for your easy convenience. Thanks for stopping by! Remember to follow my blog to be entered in my blog giveaway. 

Products Used

Monday, February 5, 2018

Bloom Card

Hello Everyone,
Today I am sharing a card I made from the latest inspiration sketch over at Case This Sketch and the new stamps from Krista Schneider from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Below is the easy steps to replicate this card.


Finished card measures 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” folded
  • Step 1 - Trim White Soft Finish cardstock 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, score and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. 
  • Step 2 - Trim Black Soft Finish cardstock 4” x 5 1/4”. Use an embossing magic pad. Stamp Laundry Party twice in embossing ink. Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder, heat set it with a heat gun. Color using coloured pencils. I used Staedtler Ergo Soft. 
  • Step 3 - Stamp Spring Sentiments in embossing ink. Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder, heat set it with a heat gun. Adhere to the front of the card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.






This card can be used for any occasion by simply changing the sentiment. Below are links to the products used for this card for your easy convenience. Thank you for stopping by.

Products Used

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Texture Paste With Silk Microfine Glitter

Hi Everyone,
Can you believe tomorrow is February?!?! That means Valentine's Day is nearly here. I have a fun card to share with you today to help you out. This card brings a great technique to make your own glitter paste. Below you will find the easy steps to replicate this card.


  • Step 1 - Base of card, Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", fold in half for a Vertical Fold Card. Folded card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • Step 2 - Diecut Heart Background 2 times (one of scrap cardstock and one using White Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet on the backside). Trim Black Soft Finish Cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4" 2 times. Take a small amount of Texture Paste Transparent Gloss and add Silk Microfine Glitter. You only need a small amount of Silk Microfine Glitter. I created two colors. One using the Vintage Pink and one using the Bright Cranberry. Place Heart Background stencil (the scrap one) on top of the trimmed Black Soft Finish Cardstock using a Palette Knife. I used the Bright Cranberry mixture. Set aside to dry. On the other trimmed Black cardstock using a floral stencil (I used Tim Holtz Mini Stencil #14) apply both colors randomly. I had to do in two steps because my stencil was too small. If you have a larger stencil you only need to do this one time. Set aside to dry. See photo below for visual.


  • Step 4 - Peel off the release sheet from the backside of the Heart Background and adhere to the top of the Heart Glitter paste background making sure to align it properly. Adhere the whole panel to the front of the card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
  • Step 5 - Diecut Solid Heart from Heart Cutouts using the Floral Glitter paste background. Diecut Solid Heart from Puzzle Heart using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the Floral Heart on top of the White Heart. Adhere it to the front of card in an angle using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. See photo for visual.
  • Step 6 - Diecut Stitched Fishtail Banner (smallest one) using White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Step 7 - Stamp Love sentiment on top of the Stitched Fishtail Banner diecut using Black Pigment Ink. Adhere to card using foam tape.





I hoped you enjoyed this fun technique creating your own colored Glitter Paste. Elizabeth Craft Designs has a wide variety of colors for this super easy technique. Elizabeth Craft Designs has a YouTube Channel Technique Friday with Els using this technique that you may want to check out. While you are there be sure to subscribe to the channel to see new techniques every friday from Els. Below you will find links to all the products used for your easy convenience. Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used

Sunday, January 28, 2018

You Complete Me Card

Hi Everyone,

Before I get started with the card below I want to announce the winner of the Lace Corner Die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Congrats B. Bercu!!! Please send me an email with your full name and address. I will be having another Blog Giveaway starting Feb.1 so be sure to come back. There will be Nuvo Crystal Drops, some embellishments and a few other goodies.

A few days ago I posted two ways to use the Heart Background die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. One was to diecut and the other to emboss. This card I am showing a third way to use the die. This time it is used as a stencil. One die many possibilities. Below you will find the easy steps to replicate this card.

Finished card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded
  • Step 1 - Base of card, Trim Black Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", fold in half for a Vertical Fold Card. Folded card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • Step 2 - Diecut Heart Background using scrap Cardstock. The diecut will become your stencil.
  • Step 3 - Diecut Stitched Rectangles using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink directly on the cardstock using Distress Oxides in colors of your choice. I used Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral. Place the Heart Background Stencil on on top of inked cardstock and ink using Distress Oxides Black Soot. This will give an illusion that it is inked black cardstock. See picture below for visual.

  • Step 4 - Spray Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz to the inked background. This step is optional. The spray will soften the color a bit and add a shine. If you do add the spray set aside to dry before doing the next step.
  • Step 5 - Diecut Stitched Ovals using the background.
  • Step 6 - Diecut Dotted Scallop Ovals (one die bigger than the Stitched Oval) using Black Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the diecut Stitched Oval (background) on top of the diecut Dotted Scallop Oval (black cardstock) using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Adhere it to the card using foam tape making sure to keep the position inline with the background.
  • Step 7 - Diecut Balloons (the heart 2 times) using Black Soft Finish Cardstock as well as the string and ribbon die. Assemble the pieces and adhere to the card using Distress Collage Medium.
  • Step 8 - Stamp sentiment using Black Soft Finish Cardstock with an embossing ink. Sprinkle embossing powder Metallic Silver. Heat set with a heat tool.
  • Step 9 - Diecut Stitched Fishtails Banner for the embossed sentiment. Adhere to card using foam tape.






This card can be used for any occasion by changing the colored background, using other diecut shapes and changing the sentiment. Below is a link of all products used for your easy convenience. Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Happy Valentines Day

Hi Everyone,
Today I have another card to share for Valentines Day. Before I get started I currently have a Blog Giveaway. Click Follow my blog for a chance to win this awesome die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The Lace Corner Die. The deadline is Friday January 26. The winner will be announced on Saturday January 27.

Lace Corner Die

Below are the steps to replicate this card.
  • Step 1 - Base of card, Trim Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", fold in half for a Vertical Fold Card. Folded card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • Step 2 - Trim Buttercream Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 1/4" x 5 1/2". With a Diagonal Stripe Stamp or Stencil apply Embossing Ink and sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder. Heat set it with a heat tool. (I created a Diagonal Stripe Stencil using my ScanNCut. If you don't have a stamp or stencil you can substitute with a Diagonal Stripe Patterned Paper).
  • Step 3 - Diecut a heart from the Heart With Wings using Patterned Paper. Adhere to the card using foam tape (pop ups).
  • Step 4 - Ink a small scrap of paper using Distress Oxide. Diecut 2 outline hearts from Entwined Hearts. Adhere to card using Collage Medium Matte.
  • Step 5 - Diecut Ornate Snowflake (the smallest one) using Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. You will need to use a metal plate for this. Adhere to card using Collage Medium Matte.
  • Step 6 - Diecut Bunch of Flowers 1 using a piece of patterned paper. Shape the flower with All Metal Tool Set. Adhere to card using Collage Medium Matte.
  • Step 7 - Ink a small scrap of paper using Distress Oxide. Diecut 3 small hearts from Entwined Hearts. Apply directly to the diecuts Embossing Ink and sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder. Heat set with heat tool. You will need to repeat this 3 times for each heart. Adhere to card using Collage Medium Matte.
  • Step 8 - Ink a small scrap of paper using Distress Oxide. Diecut Happy Happy Happy word sentiment. Apply directly to the diecut Embossing Ink and sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder. Heat set with heat tool. You will need to repeat this 3 times. Adhere to card using Collage Medium Matte.
  • Step 9 - Ink a small scrap of paper using Distress Oxide. Stamp small sentiment using Black Ink. Trim and adhere to card using foam tape.


I hope you enjoyed today's card. A reminder to click on Follow my Blog for a chance to win the  Lace Corner Die. 

Below is a link to all products used for your easy convenience. Thanks for stopping by and see you soon.

Products Used

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Two cards One Die

Hi Everyone,
Today I have two cards to show you using one die. The Heart Background die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Before we get started a reminder that I currently have a Blog Giveaway going on. Click Follow my blog for a chance to win this awesome die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The Lace Corner Die. The deadline is Friday January 26. The winner will be announced on Saturday January 27.

Lace Corner Die

 Card 1

Card 2

  • Step 1 - Base of card, Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", fold in half for a Vertical Fold Card. Folded card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • Step 2 - Emboss Heart Background die with White Soft Finish Cardstock. To do this you will need to use the embossing mat in your diecut machine. Trim the ends. Diecut Heart Background with Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • Step 3 - Diecut Solid Heart from Heart Cutouts to both the embossed Heart Background and diecut Heart Background in the same position.
  • Step 4 - Card 1 adhere the white embossed background to front of card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Adhere the diecut red heart to the center. Card 2 adhere the red diecut background. Adhere the embossed white heart to the center using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
  • Step 5 - Diecut Stitched Fishtail Banners (one in White Soft Finish Cardstock and one in Red Soft Finish Cardstock).
  • Step 6 - Stamp Love sentiment on diecut Stitched Fishtail Banner. Card 1 on white diecut stamp sentiment in red ink (optional after stamping in red ink stamp again with embossing ink and sprinkle clear embossing powder then heat set with a heat tool). Card 2 on red diecut stamp sentiment with embossing ink and sprinkle white embossing powder then heat set with a heat tool. Adhere using foam tape.




This concept can be used with any background die. Below are the links for all products used for your easy convenience. Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used