Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Card in a Box 3D

Hello Everyone,

I was loosing my creative mojo and I turned to my trusty YouTube for ideas. I looked at few different techniques but card in a box caught my attention. I am always fascinated by different card fold. I haven't try this one before so I decided to give it a go.
Here is youtube link on how to do it, if you would want to try

Here is the card:

I've started with craft cardstock to create the base for the card. If you follow the instructions on YouTube video it's really easy. I have pulled out my pattern paper. I don't use pattern paper often. This was from recollection. It was sitting in my drawing for long... long time. I feel that if I will use pattern paper then I won't have this pretty paper anymore.... Yes I know I am hoarder... my addiction confession: " Hi My name is Stacy and I am hoarder" ... See I can admit to it :)
I glued my panels to the card base and use seweasy stitch stamper. I am not a fan of this product but since I have it I will use it. I couldn't get a straight line.... so I gave up and made all the lines tilted. Let's call it a design :P I have out the box card together and I am ready to decorate.

I have stamped all my flowers I used JustRite seeds of summer stamp... it seems to be my "go to" stamp for flowers. I did very and I mean very easy colloring. I just lay down a color and then used darker tone to highlight. I normally would spend hours on coloring perfectly and laying tons of layers of different shades and colors. Not this time. There were just too many of them. I fussy cut all of them and I have glued to the tabs inside the box. One thing I found that I had to check my positioning of the flowers to make sure that the card can still close.
For the sentiment: I used thank you from Just rite seeds of summer and for the main quote I got it from affirmation ( "positive thinking") book. It says that if a person constantly see it and repeat it than the person would healthy. I thought what a perfect card to put it on. So I wrote it.

The bonus to this card that I can close it and mail it easily. Although when recipient opens the card it would look like it has a lot of embellishments. There is tons of space to write on this card as well.

That's it for this card. Any thoughts?

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easy Card

Hello Everyone,

There are 2 great things I found this weekend. First I finally found 110 pound paper at Michaels and at 50% off I might add ( super happy). Second everything on kraft card stock looks so much better.

Here is the card:

This one was really... Really easy to make. I started with kraft card stock, stamped Justrite stamps from seed of summer and sentiment. I then embossed it with the white embossing powder.
I have used penny black "love" stamp for to stamp script. I really feel that JR needs a "script" stamp. I've been hinting for a while now :)
I taped around the edges and used light pink ink to to add shading. The coloring on the flowers was really easy. One blue marker from my stash, the embossing ink and kraft card stock did the shading for me. I have added faux stitched lines and the card is done. Really simple. If I ever decide to do tons of "thank you" or "note" cards this would be the design.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Poppies-- I won Yeey JR Challenge


I have created another card for the challenge.

Here is how the card is made:

I have started with poppies set from JR. I have layered them and colored using inktense pencils. I love those pencils. They truly have a lot of pigment and tons of punch.
To create a background, I have made my own stamp from embossing folder. There is such a thing as magic stamp. Its a foam that when you heat it you are able to press the impression into it and it holds the shape. That's what I did. I heated it and pressed Tim Holtz embossing folder into it. I have mixed inks to stamp it. Before stamping the background I have taped the edges to create a border.
I used distress market to color in white spots in this nice beige color.

For the sentiment I have found couple letter stickers that I had laying around. I just bought new spellbinder's die with ticket stabs and those worked perfectly. For "you" I have used Simon Says Stamp die cut and covered it with glossy accents.

That's it.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Playing with Masking


I've been very busy at work didn't have as much time to play with the last challenge. This new challenge I defiantly wanted to play in.

Here is the card:

I have started with the craft card stock. I created masks using JR stamp set * Seeds of Summer*. Using white pigment ink I 've stamped the flower few time. I had to wait in between the flower for ink to dry so I can mask it.

For the flowers I've used soft color pencils to color the flowers and to add more shine to them I have used perfect pearls as water color idea. I have put some on my craft sheet and added powder.

I love that extra added shine. It really makes flowers pop

To create the boarder, I have used masking tape around the edges and inked with pale pink.
I covered the flowers with the mask while I was doing so. I wanted to create so shadow around the flowers.

I squished some white ink on my craft sheet, deluded with water and splattered the color all over the picture. I did the same with sapphire chipped distressed ink. I stamped sentiment when everything was fairly dry.
I used my ink pen and carefully gone over the letters to make them bright.

Used white gel pen to add the faux stitching and adhered it to the ivory card case. The card is done.

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