Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Club Scrap June Blog Hop With Boardwalk Kit & Blog Candy Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the June Blog Hop with the Boardwalk Kit from Club Scrap.  First things first if you came from Anne Marie's Blog.  If you didn't then you can start at the beginning with Karen on the Club Scrap Blog.

This card was a little out of my element.  I decided to give Color Burst a try.  After a few failed attempts I tried something different and I just love the results.  First I stamped my Boardwalk Greeting Unmounted Stamp using Club Scrap's Watermark Ink Pad on a clear white cardstock from the kit.  Then I sprinkled embossing clear powder and heat set. Next I generously sprayed water and sprinkled 2 colors from the Color Burst Earth Tone Collection.  I had way too much so I let the ink run down onto my craft mat and with a piece of white cardstock cut 4"x 5 1/4" I dipped the paper into the excess to use for my background.

This card will surprise you.  It is made with the Boardwalk Digital Collection!!!  Yup you read correctly.  I decided to try it out.  There are some different paper designs in the Digital Kit so I printed it out on my Canon Printer and here are the results.  To top it off I added some of the buttons from the Boardwalk Deluxe Kit.

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is Lisa's Blog.  

It's time for some Blog Candy.  All you have to do is follow my blog.  Be sure to spread the news and if someone follow's my blog you will be entered a second time.  The prize is some fabulous dies.  Photos will be posted the first week of July.  The deadline is end July.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Club Scrap June Artist Team Challenge

Hi Everyone,

It's that time again!!!  This month's Artist Team Challenge from Club Scrap is to incorporate the Hypno special edition collection into projects.

Now first things first if you came from the Lisa's Blog then you came from the right place.  If you didn't you can start at the beginning with Karen at Club Scrap's Blog.

For my first project I decided it was time to take my plain box I bought at the local Dollar Store and jazz it up.  I am so happy with the results.  This box went from super plain to super funky!!! I didn't have the heart to add any finishing touches so I let the patterned paper speak for itself. I did remove the handle and elastic first before I glued the patterned paper.  You'll notice I even decorated the handle as well.

I used some stencils and chipboard designs with acrylic paint to add detail on my page. I felt adding additional papers would take away from the patterned paper.  The patterned paper from the Boardwalk Kit which is matting my photo was colored with distress ink so the color would blend in more with the colors from the patterned paper background.  The title of my page is You Are Getting Very Sleepy...Not.  My son was a great joy to raise except he never napped.  I crossed out "sleepy" with a Club Scrap ribbon and added "not" with chipboard letters.

For my tag I cut the patterned paper 2 1/8"x4 1/4" and snipped the top corners on an angle.  I used a kite die to create the kite and added the Boardwalk multi colored ribbon.  Topped it off with a Club Scrap ribbon at the top circle.  I cut the word Play from one of the patterned papers and with a black marker I added lines all around.

TFL! and stopping by.  Your next stop is Anne Marie's Blog.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Susan's Garden Club - How Does Your Garden Grow

Hi Everyone,

I have wonderful news to share.  Today is my first official post as one of Susan's Designers for Susan's Garden Club. Yeah!!!  I am super excited to be joining her wonderful team.

My card for today was inspired by Spring which has finally arrived here in Canada. It took it's sweet time.  Everywhere I go I am seeing gardens bloom.  I knew my first card would have to be a garden.

Here are the steps to recreating this 6"x6" card.

Step 1: Cut cardstock 6"x12", fold in half for 6"x6" finished card.
Step 2: Cut white Soft Finish cardstock 5 3/4"x 5 3/4", paint background using acrylic paints with a touch of silver metallic acrylic paint.  Once dry ink the edges with distress ink.

Step 3: Adhere background to the front of the card.
Step 4: Die cut CountryScapes Nantucket Arbor & Picket Fence with patterned paper Through the Lens Stone Series. 1 arbor and 2 picket fence.
Step 5: Cut Picket Fence as picture below. You will be using the cut piece with 4 posts.

Step 6:  Adhere Picket Fence and Arbor to front of card.

Step 7: Die cut CountryScapes Garden Edges Hyacinth with Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock (use Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back of cardstock).  Cut off 3 Hyacinths from each edge.  Once you finish creating the Hyacinths adhere to the bottom of the picked fences.

Here is a tutorial on YouTube from Susan Tierney-Cockburn to help you with layering the Hyacinth. The video is using the Garden Notes - Hyacinth but the technique is still the same.
Step 8: Die cut Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath Oval with Brown Soft Finish Cardstock.  Cut in half and adhere to the top of the Arbor.
Step 9: Die cut Leafy Branch with Green Soft Finish Cardstock.  For texture ink the edges with distress inks or other medium of your choice.  Cut in half and adhere on top of Grapevine Wreath Oval.
Step 10: Die cut Bunch of Flowers.  Ink the edges and shape using Susan’s Garden Club CountryScapes Tools Buy It All.  Adhere randomly over the Leafy Branch.
Step 11: Add pearl embellishment to create a doorknob.

Step 12: (Optional) Die cut Lady Bugs and adhere to card.
Step 13: (Optional) Die cut CountryScapes - Country Critters 1 and adhere to card.
Step 14: Die cut Happy Birthday with Clear Double Sided Adhesive only.  Peel back off and place in the center of Arbor.  Once placed peel off front and sprinkle Silk Microfine Glitter (your choice of color).

This card can be used for any occasion.   I hope you have enjoyed this project.  What will your Garden Grow!

Elizabeth Craft Designs
Distress Inks
Acrylic Paint
Glue Gun
Pearl Embellishment
Foam Pop Ups

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Tag with Boardwalk June Kit from Club Scrap

Happy Saturday Everyone,

Here is a tag I did using the Boardwalk Kit from Club Scrap. I cut out a tag from the red patterned paper. The dimensions are 2 1/8"x 4 1/4".  At the top I cut an angle at the corners.  For the circle I used my Crop-A-Dile. The crab metal ornament is entwined with the multi colored yarn and wrapped around the tag several times before I tied it.  I cut out the bathing suit from the cut-a-part and used foam pop-ups for depth. The white metal dots are from my stash.  Finally I tied to big red ribbon at the top.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend. 

Friday, June 17, 2016

So Suzy Stamps Stamp of the Month Club

Hi Everyone,

Today I am showing you another stamp from the June Release for So Suzy Stamps Stamp of the Month Club.

Isn't the sentiment awesome! It's a fabulous quote.  Before I stamped the sentiment I used plain white cardstock and inked it with distress inks and water on a craft mat. Once dry I then stamped the sentiment.

The patterned paper is from Echo Park 6x6 Reflections.  The edges is inked with Distress Inks.  The stunning ribbon is from Club Scrap.  TFL!  Be sure when you place an order to use TINA10 for a 10% discount off stamps and ink bites.

Friday, June 10, 2016

June Technique

Hi everyone! It's Tina with the June Technique at Club Scrap.  Handmade Embellishments.  A project never feels complete to me without adding a handmade embellishment that is coordinated with the kit.  Below I will show you some easy ways to create your own embellishments that add a uniqueness to your project.  All projects are used with this years kits and can be found at the Club Scrap's store.

Card made with the Paris Flea Market Kit

The handmade embellishments are the flower, butterfly & tag.
  1. The flower is 4 layers of a cut flower in different sizes.  You can use dies, a cricut or any cutting machine or hand cut to cut out the flowers.  Once cut you ink the color of your choice and shape the flower using an embossing pen.  If you don't have an embossing pen and mat you use any small rounded tip as an emossing pen and for a mat you can use a sponge or something foamy.  Once your flowers are shaped glue together and add a pearl in the center.
  2. The butterfly was cut with a die and I shaped a metal wire as antennas and passed it through a button to be able to glue it to the butterfly.
  3. The tag.  You can use any size, however, for this card I cut a patterned paper 4 1/4" x 2 1/8" and snipped off two sides from the top. I added a hole at the top center to insert an eyelet.  Once set I used a ribbon to complete the tag.
Card made with Dahlia Kit

The handmade embellishment is the ribbon flower.

The Dahlia comes with a gorgeous multi color ribbon.  Below are pictures that show you how to create this super easy flower.
  1. At the edge do a loose stitch as photo until the end of the ribbon
  2. At the end of the ribbon hold the thread and start to pull the ribbon up going towards the beginning of the ribbon.
  3. You start to see the ribbon with folds.
  4. More folds as you get to the beginning of the ribbon.
  5. Now the beginning and end of ribbon meet.
  6. Sew the two ends together.
  7. Add a brad, pearl, etc at the center.
Card made with Dahlia Kit

The handmade embellishments are the flowers with the brad center pieces.

The flower is 2 layers of a cut flower in different sizes.  I colored them with distress crayons.  The brads were created with Imaginisce I-Top tool but if you don't have one it is simple to create a brad with an existing brad.  Cut out a circle with your patterned paper.  If you don't have a circle die or punch you can handcut it.  Adhere to your existing brad with Glossy Accents.  Once dry go over on the top again using the Glossy Accents.  This will seal your handmade brad as well as adding a glossy surface.  Once dry you can add it to the center of your flower.

Card made with the Crewel & Unusual Kit

The handmade embellishments are the butterfly paper clip, flower & diamond swirls.
  1. Adding a simple embellishment is stamping your choice of stamp, coloring it (or stamp on patterned paper) cut it out and adhering to a paper clip.  Easy peasy! 
  2. The flower is another stamp inked and cut but I decided to add some stamens in the center.  
  3. The diamond swirls was very easy to make.  All you need is double sided tape sheets.  If you don't have you can make your own with double sided tape. (To make your own on regular paper add some strips of double sided tape on the top of paper and the bottom of paper)  Using a die or handcut a swirl on the double sided tape sheet. Once cut take off the coating of the bottom and place on your project.  Once placed remove the top coating.  Now you have a pattern and can start to add your pearls or gems.
TFL!  I hope this has inspired you to create your own embellishments.  I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

So Suzy Stamps Stamp of the Month Club June Release

Hi Everyone,
Its that time again!!! Its the June Release for So Suzy Stamps Stamp of the Month Club.  When I saw the starfish stamp it just made me smile!  Starfish represents summer at the beach which made me want to create a colorful and summery card.

Now is your chance to get it along with other stamps with a 10% discount. Just type Tina10 at checkout to receive your 10% discount for this month. 

Finished card 4 1/4"x5 1/2" folded landscape.

Here is a close up.

First I stamped the starfish stamp with archival black ink.  This will allow to color without creating ink blotches when coloring.  I colored the stamps with promarkers to be able to create blending.  You can use copics as well.  The colors I used is Burnt Orange and Mandarin.

For my background I cut a patterned paper 4"x5 1/4" from Echo Park - 6x6 paper pad - Sunshine. I inked the edges with distress ink - Mustard Seed. 

With the same patterned paper I cut some smaller strips for layering.  TFL!  Be sure to check out what the rest of the team did.  You can go here.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Can You Case It - Using Club Scrap Boardwalk Kit

Good Morning Everyone,

Sometimes we need some inspiration and a push to get our creative juices flowing.  I have some wonderful challenge sites on my side bar.  Today I am using the Can You Case It Challenge #123 - Red, White & Blue and the gorgeous kit Boardwalk from Club Scrap.

With Canada Day and Independence Day in the US coming up shortly I thought this would be perfect with the challenge colors looking very patriot.  I am from Canada and we don't have Blue in our flag but Britain I added blue.

For my card I used the scrap left over from the 8 1/2" x 11" patterned paper.  The banner is from the cut-a-part.  The gorgeous wood tag and stars were colored with a promarker.  I added the multi color yarn to the tag.  Last my sentiment is a first line from a quote by Jack Sparrow - I'm Free Forever which speaks volumes.  I used the Club Scrap Pigment White Ink.

TFL! Remember I to check out the challenge blogs I have on my side bar if ever you need some inspiration!