Hello there and happy Thursday!! Today I´m sharing a fun set of artist trading cards. I have been using up residue pieces of paper from my older stash and these 3 ATCs are a result of „destashing“ too. I call this set „sweet as candy“. I am/was a huge Sassafras fan and I have been saving and hoarding their papers for the past years in my stash. I still have quite a few „treasures“ from their paper collections in my stash. There bits are leftover strips from a paper I used ages ago.
I just coudn´t throw these cute ducks and the yummy ice cream cone patterns into trash, so I used them to create some „sweet as candy“ ATCs. Some of the papers are older Webster´s Pages lines and there are also Basic Grey flags and tags here and there.
The stamps are again by „Klartext“ and really go with the papers so very well. These ATCs were so much fun to make and I adore the „oldish look“ of the papers.
That´s my project share for today. Do come back for another project on Saturday. And if there is anyone who would like to swap these, do leave me a comment or pm me via my social media sites.
Hello there, fellow creative peeps! I love stencils and media and creating with those. Thus I am sharing a set of artist trading cards created with lots of stencils and media. Here is the set I created:
The first one´s background is misted with a green Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist spray. Then I´ve used a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil and added pearlescent greenish Creative Medium on top of the misted background. I took a separate white piece of cardstock and added red and orange Distress Ink thru a stencil onto the paper. After that I fussy cut the flower forms and outlined with a black pen. Next I added a metal brad in the middle of both flowers and added two stickers for decoration. The white dots are hand drawn. Just a little something to add interest to the ATC.
The second one was originally white cardstock. I sprayed blue spray ink (Tattered Angels) onto a stencil and then pressed the image onto the paper. Followed with a second layer and a new stencil I did the same. That creates this funky background look. Next I grabbed some misted paper leftover pieces and punched butterflies. I layered two various sizes and on the colored ones there is DIY glitter paste applied thru a stencil on those butterflies. All stencils I´ve used are by The Crafter´s Workshop. Here on this video you can see, how I make the glitter paste myself. Finally I just added a few typed words into the middle (typed with my old typewriter).The third ATC is kind bold in color. I first misted the background with orange Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), then I stamped a sentiment (Elizabeth Craft Designs) onto a piece of white cardstock and misted that yellow. Next I mixed some transparent texture paste together with red spray ink and applied that thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil onto the background (in the middle..). I had a leftover circle punched piece on my desk which I taped with Tim Holtz tissue tape onto the ATC. Then I placed another TCW stencil on top of the ATC and applied yet another layer of transparent texture paste thru it. While the paste was still wet, I took a cardboard box and poured microbeads onto the wet areas. They stuck to the paste really well, but you still need a box of some kind to gether the residue beads into the jar. This layer needs to dry properly. After it was dry I fussy cut the stamped sentiment and glued it on top of everything else. The last ATC has a purple Glimmer Mist background (again Tattered Angels sprays). After that I applied pearlescent Creative Medium on top of that ink layer thru 2 different stecils by TCW. The second stencil comes as a mask and a stencil, so I used both to create the blue areas between the pearlescent medium areas. Next I again stamped a stentiment (love these two Elizabeth Craft Designs sentiment stamps!) on white cardstock which I then misted with red Glimmer Mist. Then I adhered a piece of ribbon into the middle, some half pearls (by Zva Creative) decorate the left side with a DIY tissue paper rose. The right side only needed the fussy cut sentiment on top in my opinion. Lots of layers with all kinds of product I really like to use. Fun, creative times!!!
So these cards started off as a challenge under friends. Some Skyping was involved, as well as lots of good laughs and lovely chatting! And a card recipe of course! We were to use (I hope I get this right): black and/or white, plus one extra color (and/or shades of that color), enamel dots, shapes, stamp. Here is what I did:
Now I still have several Studio Calico kits from previous years which urgently need to get scrapped/used, so I dug through them and found all these lovely bits and pieces. Only the felt bow is by Bella Blvd and quite new, everything else is from kits I used to order „back then“. Oh, and the black paper is by SODALICIUOS.
The 3 cards with pink, yellow and blue color I did according to the recipe (we were only to do one, but I could not stop there). And the last one is mainly in black and white – this one I kept for later, all the others are in the mail, or were delivered personally to my scrappy friends :-). And what did I notice, I quite enjoyed creating after a recipe for a change. Someone else giving orders and making plans and me just following those. So much fun! And another surprise – I really, really like my clean & simple style cards!!! Quite much actually. I hope that the recipients will like them too.
The best part? The chatting and giggling with like minded people! Always the best bit!! Have missed that recently. It has been too long since the last time. And again I have to say that this hobby would be only half as fun without all the friends I´ve gotten through it!
Hello everyone, time for another Elizabeth Crafts Designs project post. Today I´m sharing a Mother´s Day card and present box set with you. For this set I used the Through the Lens – Metal paper series papers with the Fitted Circles, the Stitched Rectangles and the Bunch of Flowers 4 die cut dies. This is how I created both the card and the packaging.
Step 1: Take a piece of watercolor paper and apply Brusho Chrystal Colour onto it, mist with water spray and let dry. Step 2: Use the Bunch of Flowers 4 die cut die set to cut flowers from the previously created watercolor paper. Step 3: Apply Double Sided Adhesive tape onto a 4×5,5 inch sized piece of white cardstock and adhere the blue paper from the Through the Lens – Metal paper set onto the white cardstock piece. Now cut a hole into the upper middle of the paper using the Fitted Circles die cut die. Step 4: Cut a piece of brown Through the Lens – Metal paper using the Banners die cut die set. Cut a piece of twine and draw a circle onto a white card base for placement guide.Step 5: Cut a small circle and use a marker to color it red. Then adhere into the middle of the previously cut banner piece. Adhere the banner onto the twine and then adhere the paper over the banner using 3D foam pads. Step 6: Adhere the flowers around the circle overlappingly and add silver puffy stars here and there for additional decoration. Step 7: Outline the card with a white gel pen and attach a bow for decoration. Cut a Hello sentiment and color it with a marker or use a colored cardstock, adhere underneath the bow. The card is finished.Step 8: Use a milk carton cutting template and cut from a light blue cardstock, then assembly the carton, outline the edges with a white gel pen. Cut rectangles with the Stitched Rectangles die cut set and adhere onto the sides of the carton. Use leftover Brusho flowers and mini hearts from the Poppy the Owl set and adhere into the middle of each rectangle piece for interest. Take a piece of hemp cord and adhere two flower pieces together, attach a heart in the middle and hand on top of the carton with a clothes pin. Fill with a present of your choice. This is how the finished set looks like:
I hope you have enjoyed this little step-by-step tutorial and get inspired to get your die cut dies out and create!!!
Hello lovelies and welcome to the Bella BLVD and Canvas Corp Brands Team Up week!! I am very thrilled to be able to be part of this design team-up and today it´s time to share my final project – a super bright and happy layout:
I started with a piece of Ken Oliver Water Media Paper. I always added a small splodge of water mist onto the paper, then opened a spray ink bottle and let ink droplets fall into the wet area. The colors need to dry completely before adding the second color, that way they don´t blend with each other. I wanted to create a half ciecle with the color splodges.
Next I took a circle punch and punched quite a few circles out of the Sweet Sweet Spring collection papers (links to the used products at the end of this post). After that I inked the edges with faded jeans Distress Ink. When I had enough circles, I first adhered the white paper piece onto a light blue patterned paper and then glued all the circles overlappingly next to each other. Then I covered some parts of the colored circle with patterned paper strips and outlined those with a black pen. I added faux stitching around the edges with a black pen, adhered a Chipboard Script word „Hello“ on top of the patterned paper strips and using small alpha stickers, added some journaling underneath the title. There are also stickers from the same paper collection in there. I´ve outlined those with a black pen to make them stand out more from the bold background. I again used black Glimmer Glaze splatters as contrast against the bold and colorful background and fussy cut some sentiments from the patterned paper to add around the photo. This is how the finished layout looks like:
Make sure to check out both the Bella BLVD and the Canvas Corp Brands blog and social media sites all week, as there will be lots of fun projects to be shared. AND there will also be a GIVE AWAY at the end of the week at their blog, so you don´t want to miss that :)!!!