Thursday, December 27, 2018

Tweetie Pies



Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Tweetie Pies


As I look out the window at the snow covered ground this card reminds me of summers passed.  I made this 'Just because' card using my favorite palette of turquoise and gold.


I colored this elegant beauty using the following color chart.


Copic Color Chart
Bird : Y11 Y13 Y15 Y19
Dress : BG23 BG13 BG15
Skin : E000 E00 E01 E02 E04
Flowers : V17
Hair : E31 E23 E25 E27 E47 E49







This base of this top folding 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card was made using 110lb coverstock. I covered the front using a pretty and shiny gold with turquoise dots paper I found in a 6x6 Molly & Rex paper pad that I cut the 4 1/4" by 5 1/2". I left no white border on this card base which is not a common thing for me however for this one I preferred this visual without a border.











I used a unique rectangle die by Elizabeth Craft Designs called Dashed Rectangles . I was very happy to find this great die which adds just the right amount of subtle detail. The die I chose for this card was the 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" with a scrap piece of aqua paper.















I cut a piece 3 1/4" x 2" of aqua gauze paper from the Die Cuts With a View 6x6 The Gauze Paper Stack. I secure this piece to the aqua dashed rectangle and secured it to the base of the card.




I cut a pale aqua piece of paper from the Teresa Collins - Something Wonderful 6x6 paper pad to measure 3" wide and 4 1/2" tall I then cut a flag out of the bottom. I cut the stamped and colored image 2 1/2" wide and added a flag base to it as well. I adhered these pieces together and added foam and secured it to the card.  I stamped the sentiment and cut the sentiment to 2 1/4" X  1/2", added foam and adhered it to the top of the image piece.



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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Troll Trouble

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Troll Trouble








This great stamp set is one of my favorite Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps sets. I love how cute these trolls are and I loved experimenting with colors and making the hair fun and fresh using green





The base of this card was made using 110lb white coverstock for a side folding  4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card . I covered the front of the card using a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of green chevron paper from the 6x6 paper pad by My Favorite Things called Calm & Cozy Chevron. I covered the inside of the card using a color coordinating plain green paper which I had in my scraps bin and cut to size at just shy of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" to create a pretty white border.  








Using a simple inexpensive / unnamed die I found on ebayI created a fun cut out. Before using the die I unfolded the card to be sure only the front of the card would be cut. I placed the die vertically on the  front card at approximately 3". 






I then used the dotted rectangle die to create the base for the stamped images. I used a mini blue chevron piece of paper from the Pebbles "Happy Day!" 6x6 paper pad. I added foam to the piece and adhered it to the card base.











I used the same mini blue chevron piece of paper from the Pebbles "Happy Day!" 6x6 paper pad to create the "awesome" sentiment. This die set is by Mroowvibes. I used white card stock to create the shadow. I cut both the sentiment and the shadow twice to add extra depth and then secured the sentiment to the card base.




I used the Copic Color chart below to color my beautiful trolls and then fussy cut around them.

Copic Color Chart
Blue : B24 B28 B29
Red: R24 R35 R29 R59
Green : YG05 YG06 YG07 G07 G28
White Shirt : C1 C3
Skin : E000 E00 E01 E02
Mouth : R89
Tongue : E04 RV54

















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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Schoffie's Skipping


Nellie Snellen - Schoffie's Skipping


For this card I used a large piece of 110lb white card stock and stamped the image in the center. I then stamped the image a second time but this time on Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask paper. I then fussy cut around the image as closely as possible and then covered the card image using the mask and used Tim Holtz Weathered Wood Ink to color the background. I then colored my Schoffie's skipping image using the following color chart:

Copic Color Chart 
Shoes : E23 E25 E27
Soles of shoes : N4 N6 N7 N9
Red : R24 R29 R39
Yellow : Y11 Y13
Hair : E44 E47 E49
Skin : E000 E00 E01 E02
Rope : N0 N2 N4



I then cut a Yellow Base using Bazzil Yellow 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" which I pasted to a 110lb card base with top fold. I then cut a piece of patterned paper Hip Hip Hooray by American Crafts 4 1/4" by 5". I pasted this piece to the center of the card leaving a 1/4" gap on the top and bottom.






I cut the colored image to 3" by 5 1/4" and added foam to the back and adhered to the card.
I used the left over patterned paper piece and fussy cut more word tags to decorate the top, When cutting the words I made sure to leave a little white frame around each word. I used Glossy Accents on 3 of the words to add extra detail and adhered them directly to the colored piece.




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Friday, December 21, 2018

Let Them Eat Cupcakes

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Let Them Eat Cupcakes











I stamped a piece of white 110lb cardstock using this wonderful stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I especially love how the feel of this card. She is sassy and bright, I really loved my color choices.









I colored the stamp using the following Copic Color Chart:

Copic Color Chart
Pants : Y02 Y13 Y15 Y19
Vest and Headband : B02 B04 B05
Cherry : R29 R39
Muffin : YR21 YR24
Muffin Base :  E40 E43
Skin : E000 E00 E01 E02
Hair : E33 E08 E09 E19
White Shirt: C1
Ground : C1











I used 2 layered oval dies. 1 oval approximately 3 7/8" tall and 2 3/4" wide to cut the image. The second to cut the spotted pattered paper background by Bo Bunny in the pad called "Surprise! collection". I then cut the speckled patterned paper to 4" by 4 1/2" and pasted it to the white top folding card base. 










I then used Apricot Bazzil cardstock and Spellbinders S5-181  Borderabilities A2 Bracket Borders Die Templates to create the layered apricot strips. Once they were adhered to the base I added foam to the back of the image piece and adhered them to the card base.












I cut the sentiment form Pebbles Spring Fling 12X12 paper From me to you and added foam for dimension being careful not to add foam where the sentiment overlaps the image oval so it could lay flat. I used 10 Orange rhinestones to add detail, these I adhered with Glossy Accents.





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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Young Rebels - Revolver Hero


Nellie Snellen - Young Rebels - Revolver Hero





I've come to really enjoy getting my hands on a great Nellie Snellen stamp here and there. They are all very cute and fun to color. 

I cut a piece of red striped paper to 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" for the background, which I pasted to a 110lb white cardstock left side folding card base

For this card I stamped the image on 110lb cardstock and colored using the the following color chart :

Copic Color Chart
Skin : E000 E00 E01 E02
Shirt : R24 R29 R39
Scarf : R56 R59
Belt : E44 E47
Boots : Y15 Y28
Soles : N6 N7 N9
Hat and Chaps : E31 E53 E44
Jeans : B23 B24


I used a 3" square nestling die to cut out the image.  I then used same 3 inch square die and another 3 1/2" square nestling die to create the dark red frame. I pasted the red frame titled directly to the card and added foam to the base of the colored stamped image. 

I cut a piece of the same red cardstock cut to 3 1/8 " by 1" to create the base for the sentiment.  I then stamped "Happy Birthday" by Stampabilities called Happy Birthday #1 using my Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler ink pad. I cut the piece to 7/8" by 2 7/8". I added foam and pasted this to the card base.

I used a piece on 1/4" wide twill ribbon and tied it into a bow... I cut the ends long and tied a knot at each end. I used Scor tape to adhere the bow to the card.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Life is Simpler


Penny Black - Life is Simpler









This masculine card was made using the slapstick/Cling stamp by Penny Black - Life is Simpler. 









The image was stamped on white 110lb cardstock and then colored.


Copic Color Chart
Tractor: R29 R37 R39
Tires: N4 N6 N7 N9 N10
Rims and axel support : N0 N2 N4
Lights: Y11 Y02 
Shirt and Hat: B21 B23
Pants and Hair : E23 E25 E27
Skin: YR000 YR00 E02

 I stamped the image a second time on Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper. I then fussy cut the image as closely as possible , covered the colored image and used Tim Holtz distress ink for the sky and ground. To create the glowing line I covered the sky with a fussy cut piece to create the ground line... I used the opposite piece moving it down a bit to then blend the sky and kicked up dirt.

I cut then cut the the image 4 1/8" by 5 3/8". I cut red card stock just shy of 4 1/4" by 5 1/2". 

I used a "happy birthday" sentiment stamp and created a border using a slightly larger piece of red card stock. I added foam and adhered to the card base. I added a tiny wood piece. 



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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Dragon




Pink Ink Designs - Dragon



Pink Ink Designs - Dragon

As part of the Scrapofparadise.ca design team I created this colorful card.  







I absolutely love this great over-sized dragon stamp by Pink Ink Designs. This card is 5 3/4" by 5 3/4" and the photos do not do it justice.  The set comes with the dragon, a butterfly, a single dragon wing, a flourish, 3 different stars and a sentiment "Just Imagine"









I stamped the image on 80lb Neenah Smooth Classic Crest Solar White Paper. Colored as per chart below

Copics color chart:
Orange: YR16 E08
Yellow: Y11 Y15 Y35
Red: R35 R46 R59
Orange: YR16 E08

I used a piece of square paper 4 1/4" by 4 1/4" and traced out a square except where the dragon met the edge and and carefully cut out the square omitting the dragon. I used a Slice Precision Cutter with Ceramic Blade to cut out the tiny pieces. 
 I then fussy cut as close to image as possible. To finish up the image and for a clean finish after fussy cutting I used Copic marker 100 along the outside edge to cover the white core of the paper.






I cut a smaller square from Brown paper from the Echo Park - Wish upon a Star - 12x12 Solids pack.  4" by 4". I adhered the brown piece to the back of the image. 







I used another piece of Neenah 80lb Solar White cover stock approximately 5 1/2" by 5 1/2" to create a sky background.
I created clouds are made using the My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges stencil ST-100 and Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. 

I used a piece of brown paper from Echo Park - Wish upon a Star 12x12 solid pack just shy of 5 3/4" by 5 3/4" and cut the dragon piece to 5 1/2" by 5 1/2". I added foam to the dragon image and adhered the pieces to the card base.



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Polynesian paradise card 3



My Favorite Things - Polynesian Paradise


As part of the Scrapofparadise.ca design team I created this card. 

I stamped the images on 80lb Neenah Smooth Classic Crest Solar White Paper. Colored as per chart below and then fussy cut each image leaving a small white border around each.

Copic Color Chart 
Lizard : G05 YG00 YG03 0
Parrot : C3 C5 C7 100 beck/ B02 C3 feet / B02 B05 YG03 YG17 Y11 Y15
Turtle : G02 G05 YG00 YG03 YG17
Hibiscus : RV10 RV34 C1 Y11 Y15 Y35
Toucan : Y15 Y35 YR16 E08 B02 C3
Pineapple: YG17  YG03 Y11 Y15 Y35 Y28 E35 


I used striped yellow from Echo Park  6x6 Paper pad A Boy's Life 5 1/2" by 4 1/8". Solid yellow from Echo Park Wish Upon a Star- 12x12 solids 2" by 5 1/2". I also used a thin piece of brown from the same pack to create a brown line. see photo. I adhere the brown line edge to the underside of the yellow. I cut a piece of yellow 1/2" by 5" and used scissors to cut a flag edge and stamped the sentiment using my Jet Black Lawn Fawn premium ink pad.



I added foam to the back the the large yellow and brown strip of solids, the parrot, the turtle and the lizard. I Adhered the other pieces directly to the card.





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Polynesian Paradise card 2


My Favorite Things - Polynesian Paradise



As part of the Scrapofparadise.ca design team I created this colorful card.  

I stamped the images on 80lb Neenah Smooth Classic Crest Solar White Paper. Colored as per chart below and then fussy cut each image leaving a small white border around each.




Copic Color Chart 
Skin E31 E33 E35 E57
Grass Skirt : YG17 G14
Hair : C3 C5 C7 100 
Shirt: Y15 Y35 Y28
Hibiscus : RV10 RV34 R20 YR31
Leaves : G28 G02 G05 YG03



I cut a 4 inch square using the Lawn Fawn - Small Cross-Stitched Square Stackables Die from Brown piece of Echo Park - Wish upon a Star 12X12 solids pack I cut 1/4" off one edge. I also used the tan paper from the same pack 4" by 5". See photo for placement.

I used the Lawn Fawn "Cuts Die Outside In Stitched Scalloped Circle" cutting the largest 4" circle from White and foam and the brown from Echo Park -Wish upon a Star 12x12 solids  using the 3" scalloped circle. I pasted the brown circle off center and adhered the 3 pieces together. I then cut approximately 3/4" off the side.






I used foam to add dimension to the sentiment, the girl and a few flowers. I like to cover as much of the images in foam as possible so they are firm and won't buckle in transit and will last the test of time.







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Polynesian Paradise


My Favorite Things - Polynesian Paradise

As part of the Scrapofparadise.ca design team I created this colorful card.  

I stamped the images on 80lb Neenah Smooth Classic Crest Solar White Paper. Colored as per chart below and then fussy cut as close to image as possible. To finish up the image and for a clean finish after fussy cutting I used Copic marker 100 along the outside edge to cover the white core of the paper.

Copic Color Chart 
Skin YR000 YR00 YR02
Grass Skirt : G05 G21
Hair : E31 E33 E37 E57
Shirt: RV29 RV34
Lizard :Y15 Y35 YR16 E08
Parrot : C3 C5 C7 100 beck/ B02 C3 feet / B02 B05 R35 R46 R59 YG03 YG17 Y35 YR16 E08
Turtle : G02 G05 0
Hibiscus : Y15 YR16 E08
Leaves : G02 G05
Toucan : C1 C3 C5 C7 100 Y15 Y35 E08 YR16 Y35 Y15 B02 B05 YG03 YG17 R35 R46
Pineapple: YG17 G02 Y11 Y15 Y35 Y28
Blue Flowers :  B00 B02 B05 RV34 (speckled)
Pink Flower: RV34 RV10
Yellow Flower: Y15 Y35 YR16
Red Flower : R35 R46 R59

I used a piece of white card stock to creat a beach scene using Tim Holtz Distress Inks... Tumbled Glass for the sky ..Salty ocean for the water..  and Antique Linen for the sandy beach. 

I cut a 3 inch scalloped circle using Lawn Fawn "Cuts Die Outside In Stitched Scalloped Circle" from the center of a 4 /4" by 5 1/2" piece of brown solid paper from the Echo Park - Wish upon a Star 12X12 Solids pack. I then cut a large piece of foam using the same die and traced the outside edge of the brown piece on the black foam as a guide and then cut the foam a bit smaller to ensure the foam would not be seen on the outside of the card. I lined up the pieces and adhered them together. I then adhered the beach scene underneath. 

Arrange the colored images around the card using foam on some images to add dimension. I used foam on the girl, the lizard, the blue flower, the pineapple, the parrot, the toucan and the sentiment.


 

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

What's Up, Dude?

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - What's Up, Dude?




I love a great "man card" and the masculine stamps are so hard to come by so I was really glad to find and snag this one. I was saving the perfect pizza paper for just the right occasion.

For this card I first stamped the image on white 110lb cover stock 3 inches by 4 1/4 inches.





I used the following colors:
Copic color chart:
Skin : E00 E01 E02 E04
Shirt: R32 R29 R59
Shorts and Skate Board : N4 N6 N7 N9 N10 
Skateboard texture - 0
Shoes and Hat : YG03 YG05 YG06
Socks : C1 
School Bag : E40 E43
Hair : N6 N7 N9 N10
Ground : C1 C3     

                 








I cut a black piece of card stock 3 and 1/8 " by 4 and 3/8". Pizza piece of patterned paper is 4 and 7/8" by 3 and 1/8". I also used a piece of black card stock to add a border to the patterned paper, which is cut to 5" by 3 and 1/4"

I cut bright neon green paper 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" from Forever in Time -Tropical 6x6 Select Cardstock paper





I used White - Yeti Lawn Fawn pigment ink pad - to stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment on a piece of 2 and 5/8" by 3/4" black cardstock. I used black foam to add height to this piece.

Lastly I glued black half pearls to a portion on the card surrounding the image.


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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Girl Power

 Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps set called "Girl Power".






To create this fun card I  first stamped the image on white 110lb cover stock paper. After I had colored in the image - see Copic color guide below - I stamped the same image on Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper cut out the girl as closely as possible. It's okay to leave a little extra for the legs since they are very narrow and it is difficult to cut out. 

After covering my colored image with the Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper I used a Tim Holtz stencil called "Mesh THS041" and stamped using the Fired Brick - Red Distress ink pad. I then removed the stencil and lightly stamped around the image to soften the sharpness and cover some of the white. I then removed the Inkadinkado Masking paper. 

To create the star cutout I first created a black star outline using 2 medium star nesting dies. I used a larger star die set to cut the background for the image. In order to not cut the entire image and black outline piece I used only a portion of the cutting plates on my BigShot die cutting machine. By over hanging the image in between the sandwich it will only cut where there is pressure on the die. I suggest taping the die to the paper so it won't move using a piece of your least favorite washi tape, since it can easily be removed without damaging the image.

 I created a black border by using rectangle dies. I layered a "Happy Birthday" die slightly askew  to create a white shadow effect. 

I used foam tape to add dimension to the black border and the star/image piece.

Although difficult to see in the photos I finished up the card by using Clear Wink of Stella to outline the image in glimmering sparkle. I took as best a photo as I could as reference.





Copic Markers used :
Skin : E000 E00 E01 E02
Hat and Coat : R14 R29 R59
Socks, School Bag, and Shorts: E40 E43
Skate Board : YG91 YG93 YG99
Boots: C1 C3 C5 C7 C9 
Headphone and skateboard wheels: C1 C3 C5
Hair: E23 E25 E27 E29



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Gift Wrapping Elf

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps -  Gift Wrapping Elf                                                                          ...