December 22, 2014

Sleigh Bells Ring

I don't know about you, but I just sent out the last of my Christmas cards today, at least I got them out, right? Today, I'm sharing a card made with the Artistic Outpost Sleigh Ride stamp set.  



The sweet children are decked out in their holiday best, stamped in Black Archival on a scrap of Authentique pattern paper then colored with Staedtler Karat Watercolor Pencils, blending with Gamsol.  For a bit of Sparkle, I went over the colored areas with a Zig Wink of Stella Silver Waterbrush.

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Sleigh Ride
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler, Black
Other - Zig Wink of Stella Silver Waterbrush, STAEDTLER Karat Watercolor Pencils, Gamsol, Bending Nibs, Ink Blending Tool, Authentique Pattern Paper, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Twine, Button, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

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December 19, 2014

Mason Jar Snowman - Bloggers Challenge Gift Packaging

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Holiday Ornaments Challenge, the challenge this week is Holiday Gift Packaging.

I used the Mason Jar Snowman File from SVG Cuts Santa's Sweets SVG Kit to create my holiday packaging.  


Using the Silhouette Cameo, I cut the snowman and hat pieces from White and Black card stock and the hat trim and leaves from scraps of Bo Bunny pattern paper.

The pint sized mason jar is the perfect size for holding a gift card! Speaking of Gift Cards!  If you are looking for a gift card for the stamper on your list, Our Daily Bread Designs, Artistic Outpost and North Coast Creations are all running Gift Certificate Specials through Saturday, December 20, 2014.  Simply click their names to be taken to their Blogs for more details.


I used Zva Creative Crystal Gems for the holly berries, eyes and mouth, then added stamped tags using stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs Mini Tag Sentiments and Let It Snow stamp sets, die cutting the White card stock using the ODBD Custom Mini Tags Dies.

Details:
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Let It Snow, Mini Tag Sentiments
Card Stock - White, Black
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Cherry Cobbler Marker
Other - Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal, Silhouette Cameo, Zva Creative Crystal Gems, ODBD Custom Mini Tags Dies, Twine, Red Seam Binding, Button, SVG Cuts Santa's Sweets SVG Kit
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December 16, 2014

Snowflake Frame - Home Decor

Today I'm sharing an altered frame for Christmas using the eBrush.  This month, the eBrush Design Team is sponsored by Atlantic Paper and I've used some of their fabulous Evolon Paper to alter my frame.  


Evolon Paper is a Polyester and Nylon material which is light in weight.  You can paint, dye, print and heat distress this fabulous paper, it will not fray when cut with scissors and it excels as a base for stitching, by hand or machine and works well layered with sheer elements. This tear resistant paper is perfect for Mixed Media Projects and works wonderfully with the eBrush.  When using this paper, be sure to work on a covered surface, as you mediums may bleed through.

Here's my finished frame 


Supplies:
eBrush with Spectrum Noir and Sharpie Adapter
Unfinished Frame
Evolon Paper
Stencil - Winter Wonderland TCW168
Foam Brush
Crafter's Companion - Spectrum Noir Pastels (PP2/PS8)
Sharpie Metallic Silver Marker
Zva Creative Crystal Gems
Pink Seam Binding
Our Daily Bread Designs - Mini Tags Dies, Snowflake Dies
Artistic Outpost - Snowy Woods stamp set (sentiment)
Silver Embossing Powder
Versamark
Heat Gun
Glue Dots/Dimensionals
X-acto Knife
DuraSand Block
Card Stock - Metallic Silver, White

I'm sharing a few step outs here on my blog - for full details and step outs, please visit the Craftwell Blog.


Using the eBrush with the Spectrum Noir Adapter and Spectrum Noir PP2 Marker, spray over Evolon Paper using the Winter Wonderland Stencil.  Move stencil and repeat until paper is covered. Repeat using the Spectrum Noir PS8 Marker.


Using the eBrush, Sharpie Adapter and Silver Metallic Marker add Silver as desired.  I wanted the "splotches" of silver on my Evolon Paper as well as some fine misted areas.  I wanted the "splotches" of silver on my Evolon Paper as well as some fine misted areas, continue until paper is covered to your liking.


With the Metallic Silver Marker still in the eBrush, spray the sides as shown.

Using a Foam Brush, apply Decou-Page to frame.


Adhere Evolon Paper and let dry.

Once dry, use X-acto Knife to remove center from frame.


Using a DuraSand Block, sand all edges.


With the Metallic Silver Marker still in the eBrush, spray the inside as shown, and any edges you may have sanded.


To embellish my frame, I used the eBrush, Metallic Silver Marker and stencil and sprayed over the die cut snowflakes to add a pattern to the Metallic Silver card stock.  I also added some stenciling to the Pink Seam Binding (not shown).

No Silver Gems....No Problem! Simply spray them using the eBrush and a Metallic Silver Marker and allow to dry.


Here's a close of the Snowflake, finish embellishing as desired.

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December 15, 2014

Can You Dig It - North Coast Creations December Release

Welcome to North Coast Creations December Release! This month, North Coast Creations is releasing two stamp sets that are perfect for the truck and tractor lovers in your life!  Dump Truck Birthday and I Dig You are great stamp sets for creating kids birthday cards, invitations or scrapbook pages!  Continue reading below to find out how you can win one of two North Coast Creations $10 Gift Certificates good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps.

Today, I'm sharing a cards I created with each of these stamp sets.  Both cards also use Our Daily Bread Designs Custom Dies and an the Tractor card also uses an ODBD stamp set.  Before I share the details of my cards, I wanted to let you know that North Coast Creations is having a Gift Certificate Sale, details can be found on the NCC Blog.  NCC is also have a DT Call, click here to read more.

This first card uses the dump truck and sentiment from Dump Truck Birthday, I've also used the presents from the Santa's Sleigh stamp set, as they fit wonderfully in the dump truck.



I paper pieced the truck using MME pattern paper, cutting out the truck and mounting it over the stamped image.  I stamped the presents multiple times on scraps of the pattern paper, paper pieced them and added them to the truck as shown.  The truck is mounted on dimensionals and adhered to circles that were die cut using the ODBD Circle Ornament Dies and Matting Circles Dies.  The sentiment is from Dump Truck Birthday, stamped in Black ink on scraps of the pattern paper, then die cut using Our Daily Bread Designs Mini Tags Dies and layered on a Black panel also cut using these dies.

Details:
Stamps - North Coast Creations Dump Truck Birthday, Santa's Sleigh
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Black - Vanilla
Other - ODBD Custom Mini Tags Dies, ODBD Custom Circle Ornaments Dies, ODBD Custom Matting Circles Dies, My Mind's Eye Pattern Paper, Dimensionals, Black Twine, Glue Dots, Big Shot, Ink Blending Tool, Button, Silver Cord

This next card uses the Tractor and part of a sentiment from the I Dig You stamp set, along with Our Daily Bread Designs Mini Tag Sentiments stamp set and Mini Tags Dies.


Again, I've done some paper piecing, this time using paper from Farm House Paper Company.  All stamps are stamped in Ranger Coffee Archival ink and clear embossed.  The tractor tires are popped up on dimensionals.  The word "celebrate" is from the ODBD Mini Tag Sentiments stamp set, stamped and embossed on a tag that was die cut using the ODBD Mini Tags Dies, then mounted on an Espresso Tag that was also die cut using this die.  To embellish I added Vintage Brown Seam Binding and an Olive Button tied with twine.

Details:
Stamps - North Coast Creations I Dig You, ODBD Mini Tag Sentiments
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival, Versamark, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Card Stock - Olive, Vanilla
Other - ODBD Custom Mini Tags Dies, Farm House Paper Company Pattern Paper, Ink Blending Tool, Olive Button, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Vintage Brown Seam Binding, Big Shot, Clear Embossing Powder

Products available from North Coast Creations:

Products available from Our Daily Bread Designs:


Prize Details:
Two randomly selected winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate to North Coast Creations, good towards the purchase of NCC stamps,  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until December 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM EST to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win!   Winners will be posted December 18th, on the North Coast Creations Blog, so be sure to check back there to see if you are one of the winners! 

For more inspiration using the December Release you can see the other Designers projects on the North Coast Creations Blog, or visit their blog links below:

Lori * Julie * Lisa * Dawn * Amber * Sandee * Angie

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December 12, 2014

Holiday Ornaments - Bloggers Challenge

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Christmas Stockings Challenge, the challenge this week is Holiday Ornaments. 


I like to create and give ornaments as gifts at Christmastime, and thought that the Coffee Box SVG File from SVG Cuts Santa's Surprises SVG Kit, would be perfect for housing a single ornament.  Using the Silhouette Cameo, I resized the file pieces to fit the ornament I was using and cut the pieces from Bo Bunny pattern paper.

To decorate the ornament I used the eBrush and a Gold Sharpie Marker to spray the inside, then cut the Ornament Design from SVG Cuts Santa's Surprises SVG Kit from White Vinyl.  To add color to the vinyl, I used the eBrush and a Silver Sharpie Marker, then used transfer tape to adhere the vinyl to the ornament. To embellish, I added Silver Gems to the center and points.

You can see it fits nicely in the box.



To embellish the box, I added Vintage Brown Seam Binding, a button tied with twine, and a reindeer that was die cut from scraps of the pattern paper.  The tag was stamped in Coffee Archival using Our Daily Bread Designs Mini Tag Sentiments.

Details:
Cutting File - SVG Cuts Santa's Surprises SVG 
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs Mini Tag Sentiments
Ink - Coffee Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Silver Gems, Twine, Dimensionals, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Silhouette Cameo, Reindeer Die, Vintage Brown Seam Binding, Acetate, Button, Bo Bunny Pattern Paper, eBrush, White Vinyl, Sharpie Silver and Gold Markers

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Holiday Ornaments Challenge.  Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments. 

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