Tuesday, January 16, 2018

I love you snow much!

Hello everyone,

Sometimes in a crafter's world there is a product (or products) that we see and have to have.  When those moments arise, I generally like to think on them and then decide to order, but sometimes there is no thinking there is just shopping, this card came about due to amazingly cute products that I HAD to have. So let's see what I made and how it all came together:
I started by using the Lawn Fawn Shadow Box die with craft card stock. I cut two panels and in one of the panels I cut the largest stitched rectangle die in the set for the window and I also cut out the two hills for the inside from the dies also in the Shadow Box Die set out of white card stock.  I then cut a piece of patterned paper from my stash for the background.  I set those pieces aside and worked on my inside scene pieces. I used Woodland Critters, Winter Wonderland and Stitched Speech Bubbles all from Pretty Pink Posh.  I stamped out the holly branch, the bunny on the snow covered log and the polar bear onto some white watercolor card stock.  I then colored them in. For all the images I used my Spectrum Noir Glitter Gloss Pen as a water color type pen, I started by laying down some color on my images from my Zig Real Brush Pens and then moving the color with the glitter gloss. It leaves a shimmery effect and the colors move very well this way.  For the bunny and the bear I used a light grey so as to give it some color but to make the critters look more white then an other color and for their ears and cheeks I used a very light pink.  The log and branch were done with two browns and the leaves had one green and the berries one dark red color.  When all the pieces were done I used the matching dies and cut them out with my Big Shot.  I then laid them all down on my craft mat and added some extra touches. For the log I used Frosted Lace Stickles on the "snow" portion and on the hills I used a layer of Clear Rock Candy Stickles.  On the berries I used Nuvo Glitter Crystal Drops in Ruby Slippers and for the eyes and noses of the bunny and bear I sued my black gel pen for some added shine. I then set that all aside to dry and cut out the largest stitched speech bubble in the PPP set from some white card stock, then I laid the cut out inside the negative space and put it all into the MISTI to line up my sentiment stamp and stamped "I love you snow much"  When all the pieces were dry I started to assemble my project and as a finishing touch I added a piece of the same background paper used inside to the back panel.  I used small amounts of fun foam on the branch and critters for some extra dimension, the card still folds pretty flat and fit into an A2 envelope.  I will be sending this to my Grams in Iowa, where they have been having some very cold weather so I felt the sentiment and scene were a perfect fit and who doesn't love cute critters and lots of shimmer and glitter?

See you all soon!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

One Layer Happy Birthday in Rainbow Colors

Hello everyone & happy Saturday,

I am taking over the SumMore Fun/ Victorine Originals Blog today and have a quick and fun one layer Happy Birthday card to share.
I started with a folded A2 sized white card and along the bottom I stamped the Festively Wrapped Gift (1586-B) using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Lucky Clover and Broken China.  I then used my Spectrum Noir Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen and drew out a bit of the color on the bows with the glitter and added some Studio Katia Shimmering Crystals in the smallest size on the bow knots .

I stamped the Happy Birthday (2871-H) in Hero Arts Soft Lilac Shadow Ink and finished the card off with adding some lilac colored sequins from my stash around the sentiment.  This card while quick and easy packs a lot of shimmer and that sentiment is just so pretty I feel it should take center stage.

Please feel free to join in on our current challenge, it is a fun one and we would love to see your projects! Links to the challenge and stamps I used are below.

 Mood Board #19
Mood Board #19

Stamps Used:
Festively Wrapped Gift (1586-B)
Festively Wrapped Gift
Happy Birthday (2871-H)
Happy Birthday 
Until next time.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Try Something New - SumMore Fun Challenge #19

For the new challenge at SumMore Fun (Victorine Originals) it is to try something new: a new technique, a new style, new products, so I went all out and did all three.  I pulled out my alcohol inks and some Yupo paper.  I used Wild Plum, Stream, Purple Twilight and Silver Mixative and let the blending solution do the work. It was fun to watch the inks mix and create. I let it dry overnight and the next day I cut down the piece with a die from my craft room, I popped up the piece with fun foam and then die cut the next size up out of black card stock and popped that layer up with more fun foam. I then put all the layers on an A2 sized white card base. I did not want to take away from the beautiful colors and wanted the sentiment to stand out so I stamped the Happy Birthday (2871-H) in versamark ink on clear vellum and then heat embossed with Nuvo Glitter embossing powder in Glitter Noir.

I then used a little vellum tape runner on the corners of the cut down vellum and attached the sentiment to the front of the card. I finished it off with some sequins in different sizes in a royal blue, silver and marshmallow.  This card has lots of color, layers, dimension and different techniques and products that I had so much fun with.  I look forward to seeing what you create and have you join in with us over on the blog.
Until next time.

SumMore Fun /Victorine Originals Blog
Mood Board - Challenge #19

 Happy Birthday (2871-H)
Happy Birthday (2871-H)