7/21/18

Small steps with Creative Vision Stamps

Hi everyone, I've created a new card using stamps from Creative Vision Stamps.


I used the Foilables Toner Sheet - Uplifting - for this card.  I used Crystal Ballroom Heat Transfer Foil on the phrase, then die cut it into shape.  I die cut a larger purple shape.


The background is a sheet of Graphic 45 pattern paper wrapped with ribbon.  The die cut panel was added on top.


What do you think?




You can shop at www.creativevisionstamps.com using my code (Steph10) to receive 10% off your next order of $20.00 or more.  Simply enter my code at checkout.  It's valid on regular priced items only, does not count toward shipping and taxes and cannot be used with the custom stamp service.

Thanks for stopping by.


Steph

7/19/18

Whimsical Mushrooms with Proxxon Tools

Hi everyone, my newest post on the Proxxon blog is a set of whimsical mushrooms.



I started by drawing the pattern on my wood.  Then I used the Scroll Saw to cut the pattern.


I used the Delta Sander to sand the mushrooms.



Next, I used the Pen Sander to get into the tiny areas.


I painted the mushrooms with Plaid Coastal Paint.


The stems were painted with Seal Grey Coastal Paint and then the tops were painted green.



I used a stencil with molding paste to create a pattern on the tops.  Next, I lightly inked the edges.  To finish, I added chipboard elements for a whimsical effect.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph




Fabulous Gift Bag with Bowdabra

Hi everyone, my newest post on the Bowdabra blog is a gift bag decorated with a fabulous bow using the Bowdabra.



Supplies:

Bowdabra
Bow Wire
1/2" wide ribbon
3" wide ribbon
Christmas Spray
The Crafter's Workshop stencil
Imagine Crafts Brilliance Ink
Art Dauber


Cut bow wire, place it in the channel and wrap it under the Bowdabra to keep it out of your way while creating the bow.  Cut a 12" length of 1/2" sheer ribbon and place it in the channel.


Leaving a 4" tail, place the ribbon in the channel.


Make a 3 looped bow, twisting the ribbon as it is placed in the channel.


Use the bow wand to push the ribbon into the Bowdabra.


Pull up on the bow wire and tie off.


Fluff out the bow.


Once the bow is done, create a design on the gift bag using a stencil and ink.


Use the 1/2" ribbon to tie the bow to the handles. Next, use the bow wire to tie the Christmas spray to the center of the bow.



 Wrap the bow wire around a pencil to create spirals.




Now you have a personalized gift bag for that special Christmas gift.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph



7/18/18

Summer Crafting with Imagine Crafts

Hi everyone, crafting during the summer months often takes a back seat to outdoor activities and it can often be hard to find some creative time.  Rather than stress about it, doing a little advance prep work will give you the freedom to create even if you only have 30 minutes available.

See how I prepare assorted papers in advance so I can create a card or two when I have limited time.



 
Stop by the Imagine blog for details.



Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

7/17/18

Happy Birthday Card with Rinea Foiled Paper

Hi everyone, I've got a new card on the Rinea blog using the Patriotic Foiled Paper Variety Pack to create a birthday card.



Using an intricate Happy Birthday die from Crafter's Companion, I die cut it from Glossy Ruby Red/Gold foil.


Then I adhered it to a panel of Starstruck Silver.


Next, I matted the panel on black cardstock to make it pop.


I matted black and white dotted paper on black cardstock, then wrapped the panel with red ribbon.  The foiled panel was added to the card on a slight angle with foam adhesives.


Several flowers were adhered to the panel and pearls were added about the panel.



If today is your birthday, I'd love to wish you a happy birthday.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph









Flip Out with Creative Vision Stamps

Hi everyone, I've created a new card using stamps from Creative Vision Stamps.

 
This is a fun stamp when someone you know is having a really bad day!  I added bat wings behind the die cut sentiment.


You can shop at www.creativevisionstamps.com using my code (Steph10) to receive 10% off your next order of $20.00 or more.  Simply enter my code at checkout.  It's valid on regular priced items only, does not count toward shipping and taxes and cannot be used with the custom stamp service.

Thanks for stopping by.


Steph


7/14/18

Slate signs with Rinea Foiled Papers

Hi everyone, Steph here with some mini summer signs perfect for a beach cottage.  The Patriotic Foiled Paper Varity Pack  includes 12 - 6" x 12" sheets.


I found some 5" x 7" slate signs that I thought would be perfect for mini signs



I began by die cutting a chair from both Glossy Ruby Red/Gold and Starstruck Silver Foiled papers.




Cutting RELAX from the Silver Starstruck chair, I placed it atop the Ruby Red layer.   To add a distressed effect to the chair, I inked each of the chair slats with black ink. 


I felt the chair did not stand out as much as I wanted it, so I die cut a large oval from Starstruck Sapphire Blue and adhered it to the slate.


For dimension, I placed foam adhesives behind the chair before adding it to the oval.


I used the same foils for the next sign, die cutting a large oval from Starstruck Sapphire Blue.


The fish was die cut from Glossy Silver/Gold and Glossy Ruby Red/Gold.  So it would stand out, I placed Glossy Ruby Red behind the Silver fish, and pulled up on his fins.  Several of the letters were then cut from the Glossy Ruby Red and adhered to the Glossy Silver letters.  Finally, a gem  was added to the fish's eye.

To finish, I inked the edges of each slate with blue ink.

Thanks for stopping by.


7/11/18

Thanks for Everything with Just For Fun RUbber Stamps

Hi everyone I've got a new card on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog using some great stamps from the store to create my card.



I love this image - Grey Heron at Water's Edge.  I colored the mage with Memento Markers (opting for a pink heron instead of grey), then added additional color with VersaMagic Inks.  


Using scraps from my stash, I assembled the card.  Then I matted the stamped panel with cardstock and placed it.  The sentiment,  from Sentiments 3, was stamped in black ink and matted with a scrap of cardstock.  Then it was place on the card with foam adhesives.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


7/10/18

Trees by Creative Vision Stamps

Hi everyone, I've created a new card using stamps from Creative Vision Stamps.


I'm using the Tree Without Leaves (SM).  Placing it on the MISTI, I inked the stamp with Brilliance inks.


I repeated the process, stamping the tree 3 times on my panel.  Then I stamped it a fourth time and die cut it so it would be prominent on the card.  


Finally, I added wrapped twine around the card and added dew drops to the trees for additional dimension.



You can shop at www.creativevisionstamps.com using my code (Steph10) to receive 10% off your next order of $20.00 or more.  Simply enter my code at checkout.  It's valid on regular priced items only, does not count toward shipping and taxes and cannot be used with the custom stamp service.

Thanks for stopping by.


Steph

7/8/18

Fly High Stenciled Cards

Hi everyone, I've got some new cards on the ExpresionsCraft blog using stencils to create backgrounds.  Stencils can be used to create amazing, one of a kind, patterns for your cards.



Using the new Vintage Style Stencil, I placed it on white cardstock and spritzed it with several colors of Fireworks! by Imagine. Then I flipped over the inked stencil onto another piece of cardstock and used a brayer to release the ink creating a negative effect. The photo on the left is the original spritzed stencil.  Next I matted each piece with cardstock.


I inked the Leafy Wreath embellishments with Brilliance Gold Ink.


I stamped butterflies from the Happy Fly stamp set and colored them with Memento Markers.  I die cut each and matted with a larger die, then added the Leafy Wreath around the butterflies.



 The panel were wrapped with ribbon and twine and the butterfly pieces were added.  



Fly High was stamped, inked and matted then added to the cards.


Thanks for stopping by.


Steph