Thursday, May 19, 2022

Combining Diecut Images

Hello friends!

I have a super fun project to share. This time, I am using my new favorite along with my old favorites. Sometimes, you've got to mix up the sets and have a play with it.

 
Itty Bitty Branch Die Set (only Scrapbook.com has it in stock). Itty Bitty Flowers Die Set is a good alternative.
 
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I had a few leftover pieces from the card above. So, I used up the rest for today's project.I was inspired by the watercolor mix of the branches. I decided to use the vase for them.

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 I chose the Nesting Slimline  Rectangles Die Set. I love the convenience and ease of using regular business envelope for the mailing. 

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 The alcohol Ink paper pad was idea for the branches in the vase. You can simply create your own blend if you already have the Vase die. you are the best -001

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Simple Stitched Card

Hello friends!

I have a fun card to share. This time, I am using one of the die from Spellbinders May release. 

There are two pieces of dies in each of the alphabet set. I did the simple stitching with orange thread,

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It didn't take long to stitch. Once I finished that, I created the background with the Embossing Folder of the Month.  I paired it with the Stitched Alphabet Descriptors Sentiments Clear Stamp Set that is specifically designed for the stitched dies.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Creating an Interesting Textured Background

Hello friends!


I am back to share a recent project I made. This time, I am utilizing Spellbinders Monthly Club Kit (dies, pattern paper and embossing folder) and put it all together as one background. 

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To start, I selected the pattern paper from this month's card kit. I ran them all through the smallest rectangle die from Precision Layering Rectangle Die Set.These two sets of rectangle dies are staple to all of your layering. I used the smallest rectangle die.
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Once I die cut them, I layered them up and pasted them onto the thin paper. Next, I ran the entire piece through the die cut machine with this month's Embossing Folder. Now you can see why this background is looking very interesting....

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I then chose the frame image and ephemera for the focal point. Here are the two cards that I made with a twist to the background (dry-embossed pattern paper background). 

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I hope that you are feeling inspired.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Masking With Stripey Background

 Hello friends!

I am sharing a stamped project with stripey background. It is always a delight to incorporate two stamp set in one design. 

 
 
This Graceful Blooms is part of the May release from Spellbinders. I paired it up with the stripey background from Simple Stripes Stamp Set (also part of the May release).

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Stamping an image like this seems complex. However, with a few simple steps, you will really enjoy the masking process.

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As usual, I started with stamping the main floral image. I then cut a mask and carefully covered it.

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I then stamped the Simple Strips over. The coloring are done with ink-smooshing respectively.

Simple Stripes Stamp-Graceful Bloom Stamp

I used Distress Oxide for the coloring and stamping.

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 With the Spellbinders Glitter Foam Sheets, sequins and gold thread, I popped up the sentiment. This was a really fun and relaxing card to make.

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Mini Delight-You're a Classic

 Hello friends!

It's my turn to share a project over Altenew Card Blog today.
  I am excited to kick off the Mini Delight: You're a Classic Stamp and Die Set Release Instagram Hop + Giveaway
 
Father's Day is just around the corner. This set will definitely make masculine cards fun and easy to create! Do hop over to Altenew's Instagram Page HERE for the Instagram Hop. You will be wowed by the wonderful projects our designers and guest designers shared featuring this new set!

The Mini Delight Stamp and Die Sets are part of our fast-growing selection of paper crafting products, and the You're a Classic Set is the latest in this exciting new collection. Let's take a quick look at the new set.

Altenew-MD You're a Classic -Fine Frames Square Die Set
 Project Inspiration with You're a Classic Stamp and Die Set

I stamped the classy car in Velvet, Heart Beat, Mocha, and Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink. You see the car coming to life right in front of you with each step.

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To showcase this wonderful classic car image, I find it helpful to use frame dies. I created frames with Fine Frames Square Dies. Next, I die-cut all three sizes of the fine frames die with Velvet Cardstock.

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 I then die cut the smallest square frame with Gold Mirror Cardstock. Then, I inserted the solid gold square into the frame (so-called inlaid-die-cutting).
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 Before adhering the frames and card onto the card base, I inked it up with Warm Sunshine and Honey Drizzle ever so slightly with some Ink Blending Tool (Small). Finally, the sentiment was die-cut in gold, and this card was complete.
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I hope you enjoyed my card inspiration using the You're a Classic Stamp and Die Set. How much do you adore this new set? Let me know in the comment section over Altenew Card Blog
 
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Saturday, May 14, 2022

Get Creative with Mini Petals Etched Die

 Hello friends!

I am delighted to share a new project with Color Block Mini Petals Etched Die. Playing with geometric dies may seem daunting and boring. But it really is quite the opposite. If you are not comfortable using simple geometric dies, you must check out today's post.

 
 I am listing the steps in the following and you will definitely get a good idea how this was created.
 
Color Block Mini Petals Etched Dies

3 cards 

1. Pick out a few (5 colors in this case) colored card-stock. Use your favorites whether they are contrast or complimentary colors. They all work.

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2. Die cut as many as you can. Then start rearranging, playing and experimenting the shape and orientation. Virginia Lu-Color Block Mini Petals Etched Dies-April 2022-001

 3. Design how you like it! Yes, it's that simple.

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4. Decide on the theme: would like like to make it graphic? Or masculine? In my case, I took a floral/feminine approach. I added pattern paper and embellishment. Geometric design can be anything you want. 

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5. Add a little BLING (optional). Notice the tiny diamond in the center? I used the Spellbinder Glitter Foam Sheet (Painted Desert) and diecut the diamond as part of the design. 3 cards

 What do you think? I hope you enjoy today's post. Thanks for stopping by!
 

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Spellbinders May Club Kits Blog Hop

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๐Ÿ‘‰ For Altenew Craft Your Life "Florescence" Blog hop, please click here or scroll down. 

I am super excited to be part of the Spellbinders May Club Kit Blog Hop.


1 Featured products: stamp set, paper pad and embellishments from May Monthly Card Kit

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This stamp set from the "Koala Smile" is absolutely gorgeous. It has such a delicate and beautiful feel. So, I decided to white embossed the image on vellum. 
 
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I colored the backside of the vellum and the colors really popped behind the vellum. To make the card more interesting, I stamped the sentiment around the white card base.

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The ephemera "Hello Lovely" from the card kit provide the sweet touch.

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2 Featured products: Clear Stamp and Coordinating Die

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 This card looks fun and requires no stitching and threading. stitches -001

I chose two main colors and started stamping the entire background. I die cut and added sentiment and thread around the "Cardboard Floss Bobbins" (I had to look that up to see what it's called). I then looped two colors of thread and popped it up. How cool is that!?

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 3 Featured products: Embossing Folder of the Month

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 This embossing folder can be used as a guide for stitching. I have yet to try that. However, I find it beautiful just to add colors over it. 
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I used Distress Oxide (Mustard Seed, Tattered Rose and Peacock Feather) for the shades and colors.
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 The ephemera made this deign extra dreamy, don't you think?

 Honestly, these kits are amazing to get your creativity going. I know that once I made a few, I can't stop.... the kit pretty much made itself!

Giveaway:
To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $25 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog Giveaway closes on Sunday, May 15th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this blog hop post the following Wednesday. The winner is responsible for shipping costs, duties, and taxes.

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Today's Blog Hop

 Spellbinders Blog
Bibi Cameron
Becca Feeken
Sandi MacIver
Yasmin Diaz
Kelly Taylor
Jennifer Kotas
Jean Manis
Jill Hilliard
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Carrie Rhoades
Sandra Nagel
Alanna Moses
Ilina Crouse
Linh Van
Hussena Calcuttawala
Rosemary Dennis
Birgit Norton
Michelle Short
Melody Rupple

THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY.