Be Merry Cards

Hi everyone, Just For Fun Rubber Stamps has disbanded the design team, but I still have projects to share. 

I created 2 cards using the same stamps, just mixing them up a bit.

The Holiday Sentiments Background stamp was inked with assorted colors of VersaMagic ink then placed on a white panel.  I matted the panel with green cardstock then wrapped it with ribbon.


The panel was then added to a striped panel and a red card with foam adhesives for dimension.  Be Merry, from the Sentiments 1 stamp set, was stamped and added to the card.

For my second card, I decided to tear the panel before matting it with red cardstock. 

Twine was wrapped around the panel and it was added to a holly background and red card.  Be Merry was added to the card.

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Imagine Mixed Media Canvas

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog with a fun mixed media canvas using the Chipboard word title - Imagine - as well as the Mini Wood Pallet Star as the focal elements.

Using a paint pour technique, I created the background of my 6" x 6" canvas.

Once dry, I added modeling paste through the Brick Wall Stencil in 2 corners.

Placing the Shattered Glass Stencil on the chipboard word, I sprayed it with a craft spray.

The Star Pallet was painted with gold paint.  I built up the canvas by adding burlap, ticket stubs and a clip to hold them together.  The Star Pallet was then placed on top.

The chipboard word was placed on the star pallet then it was surrounded with flower buds and leaves in assorted sizes.

Imagine what you can create with these products at your fingertips!

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Let it Snow cards

Hi everyone, I've got a set of cards on the Rubber Buggy blog using lots of fun products from the store.  Please visit the store for all the fun products I've used today.

Using Scor-Pal Scoring Tool, I scored cardstock to 5 1/2" x 11".

The pattern paper is the Winter Song collection from Laserowe Love.  The top layer was die cut with Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle dies.  

The Let It Snow Border Die was die cut from Bazzill Lollipop Cardstock and adhered to the cards with Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue.

To add dimension, I used Ranger Liquid Pearls in Raspberry.

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Altered Candle and Card with Rinea Foiled Papers

Hi everyone, I'm on the Rinea blog with an altered decorative candle and coordinating card today.

I found this plain blue sparkly candle and knew it needed to be altered. 

The Frosted Foiled Paper Variety Pack was perfect with it's amazing selection of foiled papers and colors.

I began by cutting the Glossy Silver/Gold Foil to fit the candle.  Next, I cut a strip of  Starstruck Turquoise Light Blue/Gold smaller and adhered it to the Silver.  Using a Memory Box die, I die cut the snowflake spray twice from Glossy Silver/Gold Foil and adhered both pieces to the center of the panel.  Then I wrapped the panel around the candle and adhered it.

Using Joy Clair's Merry Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set, I stamped Let It Snow with StazOn Pigment Ink in Piano Black on Glossy Silver/Gold Foil and then die cut it.  It was then adhered to a larger Glossy Sapphire/Gold die cut shape.

To create a base for the candle, I die cut Glossy Sapphire/Gold Foil with a medallion die.

The medallion die cut was adhered to the bottom of the candle and allowed to sit overnight.  Let It Snow was centered on the snowflake panel.

Such a pretty candle, don't you think?    It would make a nice gift.  But please remember that it is for decorative purposes only.

And since I am giving the candle as a gift, a coordinating card was needed.

I embossed Glossy Turquoise Light Blue Glossy  Foil with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, then used sand paper to lightly sand the embossed portions.

The embossed panel was adhered to white cardstock, then wrapped with ribbon before adding it to a blue card.

A phrase was stamped on Glossy Turquoise Light Blue/Gold Foil and die cut, then matted with white cardstock.  The phrase was then added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.   Finally, dew drops were added to the card.

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Lavinia World Challenge #14

Hi everyone, it's time for the next challenge at Lavinia World Challenges.  Please check it out and join in the fun.

I wanted an earthy look to my card this week so I chose some trees and leaves papers placing them on a black card and adding a strip of burlap on top/

I stamped Oona on black cardstock with white ink.  She did not show up as nicely as I would have liked, so I added color with Ranger Perfect Pearls in Copper and Gold.  I Love how she turned out!

I matted her with a scalloped panel and added it to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

I then added sentiments around the image which I die cut from Rinea Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.  Finally, some Robin's Nest dew drops were added to the card.

Would love to see what you create for Challenge #14.  The winner of the challenge will receive a $15 gift certificate to Lavinia World to shop for more goodies.   Remember there is a new challenge every other Thursday.  Can't wait to see what you create.

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Thankful Candle

Hi everyone, I've created a decorative candle with the help of my Proxxon tools.

Drawing the design on a of plywood, I used the Micro Bandsaw to cut the straight edges.

I also used the Scroll Saw to cut around the candle.

Once fully cut, I used the Delta Sander to sand down the candle.  The angled head allowed me to get into the tiny edges.

Using masking tape, I taped off the candle so I could paint the flame with gold metallic paint and the candle base with black metallic paint.

Once dry, I used glitter paint to paint the candle.

I wanted to add some decorative elements, so I went through my stash of flowers and pulled out a rose as well as leaves that would coordinate well with the candle.

Next, I used intricate die cut words with Rinea Gold Foiled Paper to add words to the base.

It now looks wonderful amongst my holiday decorations.

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Cornucopia Thanks

Hi everyone, I've got a new post  project for Dies R Us.

It's Thanksgiving this week so I've created a cornucopia card.

I love this Tutti Designs die so I die cut the cornucopia from kraft cardstock, then lightly inked it with Tea Dye Ink.

To emphasize the pumpkin, I added orange cardstock, adding glue to the thin pumpkin veins.

I created a card from papers I had on hand, creating an assortment of layers.  Then I added a strip of burlap across the center.  The cornucopia was added to a die cut gray circle with foam adhesives and then adhered to the card.

A simple phrase was stamped with black ink and then slipped behind the cornucopia.  Foam adhesives were also placed behind the phrase.

Please stop by the Dies R Us Store to see all the dies that are available!

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Fall Stencilled Cards

Hi everyone, I've got a new post on the Clear Scraps blog using two of their stencils.

Using the 6" Shattered Glass Stencil, I placed it on white cardstock, then used gold metallic paste

I also used the 6" Swirl Pumpkin, placing it on white cardstock and used the same gold metallic paste on the swirl portion.

Once dry, I cut the shattered glass stencil  to fit my card front and matted it with cardstock.  The left over strip was used for a second card.

I stamped and colored 2 mice, die cut them and added them atop a strip of Rinea Mocha/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.  The phrase was stamped and die cut, then matted upon a larger die.  The second card uses the left over strip and which was placed atop a strip of burlap.  Pumpkins, die cut from Rinea Marigold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and backed with Rinea Gold Starstruck Foiled Paper,  were added along the bottom edge.  The phrase was stamped and die cut, then matted upon a larger die.

The swirl panel was fussy cut and matted with cardstock which was also fussy cut, creating a doily-like panel.  It was then placed atop a striped panel.  A burlap strip was placed across the card.  A third mouse was stamped and die cut, then  added to the card.  Two pumpkins were stamped on Rinea Marigold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and die cut.  They were then added to the corner of the card.

Happy Fall.

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Thanksgiving Table Setting

Hi everyone, Thanksgiving is almost here and I've created a Thanksgiving table setting with Makin'sⓇ Clay.  It's not too far off so it's time to get ready for Thanksgiving.

Use the Roller to roll out a variety of clays from the Earth Tones set.

Using the turkey cutter, cut turkeys and use the chisel tool to create turkey eyes.

Use the round cutter to cut out the turkey bases.  Use the chisel tool to create tiny holes around the bases.

To create the leaves I combined left over clays.  After using the Roller to roll out the clay, I used the leaf cutters to create assorted leaves.  Using the Rasp Tool, I added some veins to the leaves.

Using Perfect Pearls, I painted some shimmer to each piece.  While still damp, Perfect Pearls stick to the clay giving them a nice shine.

Create the menu, then adhere leaves to each.

Create place settings from cardstock and add a strip of pattern paper.  Create the gift bags by adding  pattern papers and burlap.  Use Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to adhere the leaves and turkeys to the place settings and gift bags.  Fill the gift bags with small goodies and tie closed.

I love creating table settings for the holidays, don't you?  

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