Friday, May 5, 2017

The Great Outdoors

If only it was warm and sunny here today
,but it's rainy and cool. Oh well this card is my entry into several challenges.

StampTV MIUM challenge is Nautical
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge- The Great outdoors

products used:
GKD-By the Sea Stamp set
GKD-inks was sweet mango, wild dandelion, kraft, and ocean mist
Memento Black Tuxedo

Hoping it clears up and everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Winner Winner!!

Happy Sunday everyone! Just popped in to announce the winner of my giveaway and without any further babble the winner is:

  1. Oh you know I am in for a drawing. Don't have either one of these.

    Your glitter is over the top. Now I do have to get some Nuvo. Have resisted till now.

    Congratulations Bonnie, please send me your address to and I will send it right out.  I have some more items to pass along so keep your eye out will have another drawing sometime this week. Thanks everyone!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Yupo Paper

I made my background using the Yupo translucent and alcohol inks. Put a couple of drops for ink onto a pad and added a little blending solution and started dabbing the paper. I was going for a soft look and it only took a couple of small drops of ink. I like the look, but you could do this on glossy card stock too. I will say it was a little difficult to color the flower, I had to dab on the ink as not to smear the black. Will need to do a little more research on using the Yupo.

My card is for the challenge over at StampTV Here,  a sympathy card. I used the Birthday blessings Stamp set from GKD for the flower and the sentiment is from the Heartfelt Stamp set also from Gkd.

Don't forget to check out my giveaway Here.
Hope everyone has a crafty weekend!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Happy Sunday

Just a quick post today. Made another card for StampTvs birthday challenge, I can never have too many birthday cards.Also entering in the Simon Says:Anything goes Wednesday challenge.

Don' forget I have a giveaway going on here.Here

CS is GKD black onyx and pure luxury white
Inks -Tim Holtz distressed, salty ocean,  cracked pistachio and mustard seed
GKD-Black Onyx
Stamps - GKD Handmade Botanicals and Scripty Sayings

Ok that's it for now, hope everyone has a blessed Sunday!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Happy Birthday + Giveaway!

Today I worked on a birthday card for a challenge over at Stamp TV, it's my party! I love to do birthday cards and never seem to have enough.
I made the striped paper by making my own glitter paste, my first attempt and I love how it turned out! Now I can make any color paste I want to match my card stock. It's just a mixture of texture paste, I used transparent gloss and added Nuvo pure sheen glitter and Gina K lemon drop dye reinker. Mix it together and spread a thin layer over a stencil. Remove stencil and clean immediately along with your spatula. Allow to dry before stamping or cutting.

Products used
GinaK Jelly Bean green cs
GinaK pure luxury white cs
Stamps are all GinaK - Holiday Frame, Country Roads 2, A Year of Flowers 3 and A Year of Flowers
Spellbinders-Romantic Rectangles

Now for the give away, I've been organizing and cleaning up my craft room and found several duplicates of items, so I've decided to pass them along to someone else. Just leave me a comment if you're interested and I will draw a winner on Sunday February 5, 2017!  The winner will receive More Massive Messages from GinaK design Stamp set and the Spellbinders Label 37 set.

Hope everyone has a crafty happy weekend!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Acetate Panel Card

       This card is for the Mix it up Monday challenge at Stamp TV, Going Gingham. Trying out something different today!!  I added an acetate panel to the center of my card so that the inside sentiment would show through.

     I cut an 8 1/2 x 11 to 4.25 x 11.  Scored at 5.5, 7.25 and 9.  The second and third score lines are were you are going to cut out your center panel.  Save your bottom piece when you cut , you will reattach to the acetate panel.  For the acetate panel I cut a 2.5" x 4.25". attach to inside of card bring in 1/2" to adhere to card. Take your bottom panel and reattach bringing in 1/2" to attache.  Whala, you now have an acetate panel card.


     For my base layer I used pink gingham paper cut a 1 3/4"x 4,25 for my top layer and a 2"x 4.25" for my bottom panel.  Next I cut pattern paper at 1.25 x 4.25 for top panel and 1.75" x 4.25 for bottom.  Ok now we'll do the focal image panel, bottom panel is 3.5" x 1.5" and your top piece is 3.25 x 1.25.
     My image is from Gina K "Genevieve Giraffe" set and added a pink gingham bow, isn't she cute?  Now just attache to front of card and stamp your sentiment making sure it shows thru the acetate.
I also decorated the inside to hide where I added the acetate.
Hope you have a great day!!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Foiling Your Dies

I entered this card in the Gina K Design Stamp TV challenge and have had a few questions on how I add the foil to my embossed die image, so I'm happy to try and help.

To start off you need a laser printer.  I was lucky enough to pick one up on black Friday that scans and prints, it only prints black ink so it was fairly cheap. Place your  dies on your scanner flatbed in the configuration you want them on your card.  So mine was the large rectangle outside and the label die in the center of it (I lay them flat side down) then copy.  I usually copy first onto copy paper to make sure I line them up correctly, if happy print onto card stock.

This photo is not from this card it's from one I did yesterday but it gives you the ideal of how I did it.  Next I take the card stock with the printed die on it and cut it down to the size card or card front that I want. Such as a 11 x 4.75 when folded your card would be 4.75 x 5.5.  Now comes the fun part, select your foil and cut down to cover the copy of the die and place with shiny side up and run through your foiling machine.

I then took my dies and laid them over my foiled image and embossed them. You should now be ready to decorate your card.

Supplies used:

Gina K Designs Sending Sunshine (retired set)
Sentiment GKD Hello Sunshine
GKD Pure Luxury Cardstock
Spellbinders Matting Basics A second to largest
Spellbinders Label 28
Spectrum Noir CG2, CG4, CT4, CR1
Yellow Sitckles for center

I hope this helps, it really is an easy technique that I think adds a touch of elegance to any card.  I hope you have a fabulous day and happy crafting!!