Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Holiday Card Workshop Day 1

This class started on Monday....and as usual I am a little behind.  At any rate here is my first assignment or at least part of it.  The card is 3" X 3" and the envelope to fit is Stampin' Up.  Yes....I could make my own but since I was running slow....I decided to just stamp the front of a small envelope.  The teacher for this assignment is Kristina Werner.....and we website is www.onlinecardclasses.com (Holiday Workshop Day 1).  This is a great on-line class resource and since you always have access to past class information and videos....I will keep taking more and more classes!
This is a simple card....
Card base is 3" X 6" Whisper White Cardstock (Stampin Up!). Next I chose a patterned paper and cut the first layer 2 3/4" X 2 3/4".  The third layer is the stamped image layer.  This is 2 1/2" X 2 1/2".  Next I stamped the image with Stazon black ink.  The color is Copic Markers.  These are attached using double sided tape.  These mini cards are perfect on a package or attached to a food item Christmas gift.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Heartfelt Creations 'Peace' Christmas Card

With October almost over I am more and more aware that I need to work on my Christmas Cards!  I saw this one on the 'Heartfelt Creations' Website at http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/gallery.php?project=1595&product=2827 created by Kristina King.  She is one of the very talented artists showcased in the 'gallery'. This picture is the card that I made but you can see Kristina's at the above link.   My supply list is slightly varied from hers and is listed below.

Heartfelt Creations: Holiday Dove, Dove Of Peace, Snowy Winter
Paper:  Stampin Up': Brushed Silver, Whisper White, Midnight Muse
Ink:  Stampin Up':; Whisper White Craft Ink; Stazon: Black; Distress: Clear Embossing
Chalk:  Pan Pastels
Embossing Powder:  Ranger: Silver, White
Ribbon:  Celebrate It (From Michaels) Silver or White.
Embellishments:  Misc. Bling
Adhesive:  Pop-up Dots and Double-sided Tape
Misc:  Glitter Spray,  Finishing Spray
Dies: Spellbinders: Christmas Cheer

1.   Cut card base so that card measures 5 1/2" X 4 1/4".
2.   Cut a card front to measure 5 1/4" X 4 1/8".
3.   Stamp card front with the 'Snowy Winter' Stamp using clear embossing ink.
4.   Sprinkle with Silver embossing powder pouring off excess.
5.   Heat with heat-gun to melt powder.
6.   Ink around the card with white ink and a sponge, then wrap ribbon around card front and tie a
7.   Attach to card base.
8.   Stamp 'nest' from the Holiday Dove stamp set with clear embossing powder onto White   
9.   Sprinkle with white embossing powder, pour off excess.
10. Heat with heat gun to melt powder.
11. Cut out nest with small scissors.
12. Chalk with gray to shadow.
13. Spray with Working Fixative and then Glitter Spray.  Dry.
14. Attach nest to card with Pop-up Dots.
15. Stamp the 'Dove Of Peace' onto white cardstock with black Stazon ink.
16. Cut out and emboss the dove with the dove die.  If you don't have the die just cut out around with
      small scissors.
17. Shadow and highlight with gray, blue and yellow chalks.
18. Spray with Finishing Spray.  This keeps the chalk from rubbing off or transfering to places you  
      don't want it to go!
19. Spray with Glitter Spray.
20. Attach to the card front and placing so that it looks like the dove is sitting in the nest.  Here I
      attached the bottom part of the dove with double sided tape since the nest was already elevated.
      I attached the top part of the dove with pop-dots....since nothing was already elevated beneath.
21. To complete the card I added 'bling' here and there.  In the four corners I added 'pearls'. 
      Also at random I added glass rounds here and there on the body of the dove. 

Any questions please ask.  Thanks for taking time to look at my project!  It was so much fun.....
I am thinking this could look wonderful in other colors as well.  Maybe light green or red?  I'm just saying.....

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I saw a card like this on the internet at some point and have to give the credit to Sharon Field at www.createdbyu.blogspot.com (who is a Stampin Up Creative Coach).  Check out her website for inspiration.  You will love it.   My card isn't exactly like hers but the style is very close.....

Paper:  Stampin Up 'Whisper White', 'Old Olive', 'Real Read', Water Color Paper
Stamps:  More Merry Messages and Kidoodles
Ink:  Black Stazon
Chalk:  Stampin Up
Embelishments:  Rubber Cafe 'Red' Jellies and Stampin Up Red Polka-dot Ribbon
Adhesive:  Rubber Cafe Double-sided tape and Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, Dimensionals (SU), Pop-up Dots (SU).
Misc: Paper Cutter, Big Shot, Embossing Folder 'Holly' by Sizzix,Postage Stamp Punch from Stampin Up, Blender Pen (SU).

  1.  Cut a card base that folds to 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" using Whisper White.
  2.  Cut card front to emboss 4" X 5 1/4" using Whisper White.
  3.  Run card front through Big Shot to emboss.
  4.  Adhere the card front to the card base.
  5.  Cut a green strip from Old Olive Cardstock measuring 5" X 1 1/2".
  6.  Cut a red strip from Real Read Cardstock measuring 4 7/8 X 1 5/8".
  7.  Adhere the red strip to the green strip. 
  8.  Stamp the images on Water Color Paper using Stazon black ink.
  9.  Color the images using a blender pen (SU) and chalk.
10.  Punch out the images using the Postate Stamp Punch.
11.  Adhere to the red strip with double sided tape.
12.  Using Pop-up Dots....adhere the decorated strip to the card.  This will lift the strip a bit giving
       it dimension. 
13.  Stamp the 'message' on Water-color paper with Black Stazon or any black ink.
14.  Cut a piece of 'Old Olive' slightly larger than the word image.
15.  Mount the verse on the green cardstock and then adhere to the card front.
16.  Tie a bow and stick it to card-front with a glue dot. 

So fun!  Hope you will try it.....
Blessings to you.....

Sunday, October 7, 2012

'All Things Tim' Christmas Patchwork Swatches

These are pictures are of the swatches I sent in to our Host 'Mom' from my 'All Things Tim' group.
If you are much of a crafter I am sure you have heart of Tim Holtz.  He is an amazing artist and also a Designer for Ranger Inc.  If you care to look...check out www.timholtz.com and you will be amazed.
Currently I am part of this swap where you are assigned a certain size of a piece of a patchwork.  We were assigned 27 pieces....and mine was 2" X 3".  Finally I am done....and soon I will receive all of the other pieces and assemble them into a 12" X 12" work of art.  Maybe I should say....works of art.  How amazing to get mini masterpieces from all over the world and be able to look at it every year for many years to come.  I don't enter many swaps but this one is one I could not pass up. 

Supplies I used:
Embossing folder (Tim Holtz - Alterations Brick Wall)
Watercolor Paper
Stazon Ink (Black)
Distress Ink (Barn Red and Black Soot)
Stampin Up Chalks/Blender Pen
Glossy Accents
Embellishments (I used charms, brads, bristle Christmas trees, and anything else that looked good at the time....

Thanks for taking a look and have a great day!