Friday, February 23, 2018

Steampunk Shaker

I got inky this week! I started with a piece of Tim Holtz's Grunge paper: I stamped it with a stamp & heat-embossed it in rose gold (Lawn Fawn); I inked an embossing folder, lightly embossed it in my BigShot, and heat-embossed it in gold; I inked it with gold metallic ink and Cosmic Copper pigment ink; I stamped the corner & embossed it in silver.  For the bottom portion, I cut the border from an aluminum can, added some embossing powders, then ran just the bottom of the card through my BigShot with the same embossing folder. Such a fun effect! The shaker portion is from a Shake It kit; I used StazOn ink to stamp directly onto it. I filled it with die-cut gears & actual metal gear embellishments. I made the frame with two stitched circle dies, and added lots more embossing powder; all together, I used gold, silver, copper, rose gold, and aged copper enamel powders.
Dream Factory #53: Grease
Make My Monday: #65 Messy Backgrounds
SanDee & Amelie's Challenges: Steampunk/Industrial
Try Stamping On Tuesdays #357: Sketch + optional theme: Shaker Cards

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Forest Love - Pilin' On the Washi Tape & 3D Embellishments

The theme this month at Pile It On is 3D Embellishments (buttons, bows, wood veneer, etc) and/or Stickers/Washi Tape. We're sponsored by Freckled Fawn.
A friend recently sent me this fun 3D plastic sticker, and I paired it with this cute wood veneer fox from Freckled Fawn. The plastic is popped up from the base, but it came empty. I just had to make it a shaker, so I carefully slit one of the ends with a knife and slipped in heart-shaped confetti & butterfly sequins with a Slurpee straw (see photo on right); I sealed the slit with Washi tape, and lined the rest of the edges with the same tape.

I decorated a pre-made tag with green & brown inks, a woodgrain-patterned stamp from Red Rubber Designs, and a "ribbon" made from the Washi tape. I heat-embossed the sentiment (Pink&Main) directly onto the patterned paper with hot pink power. I made the little bow for the wooden fox from pink paper that I covered with a dotted Washi tape and a Elizabeth Crafts die. The little leaves were cut from a wood tape with a Sweet Stamps die. The pretty papers are from DCWV.

Animal Friends Challenge #59: Stripes and/or Dots + Animal
Crafty Gal's Corner #159: Add a Heart
Cute Card Thursday #517: One Word Sentiment
Sweet Stampin: Add a Tag + stamping
Try Stamping On Tuesdays #356: Sketch + (optional) Polka Dots

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Succulent Vibes - Pilin' on Stickers/Washi Tape

The theme this month at Pile It On is 3D Embellishments (buttons, bows, wood veneer, etc) and/or Stickers/Washi Tape. We're sponsored by Freckled Fawn.

I used the glitter masking technique along with vinyl outline stickers from Krazy Kreations. The cactus die-cut & pot are from the Succulent Garden set by Spellbinders. I covered the cactus with glitter & glittery flowersoft. I cut the pot from a patterned paper & heat-embossed a sentiment from Technique Tuesday. The lovely Washi tape is from the Paper Studio. I used a stained glass stamp from DRS Designs and the emboss-resist technique to create the bottom panel. I added some Aged Copper enamel to complete the design.
As You Like It Challenge: Favourite Way to Add a Sentiment & Why (stamping onto a small die-cut piece not really intended for a sentiment; because it's fun to get creative!)
Get Creative Challenges #66: Ribbon and/or Washi Tape
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Die Cut (2nd entry)
Through the Purple Haze #141: Add Some Turquoise (patina)
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #440

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Out of this World - Stash Only at International Art & Soul Challenge

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge, chosen by DT member Chriss, is Use stuff you already own/Stash.

I've had this alien scene rubber stamp for a long time; it managed to organized away from my craftroom, so this is my first time using it. I used colored embossing markers (Marvy) to color the this stamp & the one on the back (V's Sweet Ideas) before heat-embossing in clear powder. I then used the resist technique to add the background. I used circle dies to create the holes & "planets" and used a die to cut the stars from a hand-inked paper. For the alien on the second panel, I fussy-cut just the skateboard part, reversed it, colored it & heat-embossed "rock on" directly into it. Then I added the little stamped alien. I made the blue paper with ink smooshing.

Inkspirational #154: Aperture Card
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers #103: Galaxy

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Castles & Cake -- Special Folds at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is Special Folds.

My dad just turned 81, and some of his favorite memories are working & traveling in Europe. I used dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs, Cuttlebug, Crafter's Companion, & Cheery Lynn Designs, and papers from Graphic 45 & Imaginisce.

Calla Lily Studio inspired me to try an Open center Box pop-up Card; we both used the tutorial from Maymay Made This. I modified the instructions to make a 6x6 card.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Die Cut
Tinker- Dream #62: Birthday/Party

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