Hi everyone! Hope your week is going great so far. Today I have two ideas to share with Waffle Flower Crafts and both show unconventional uses for the Calendar stamp set. You can make lots of things with this set besides of calendars!
I started stamping the calendar base and colored it with copics. Then, I used post it notes to mask the center of the calendar and blended distress inks. Once I was happy with the blending, I stamped the sentiment and the stars, which I colored with a white gel pen.
As a final touch, I scored a double frame for the calendar and threw in a couple enamel dots for good measure :)
I also used the Calendar main image to make a masculine gift tag.
Here, I stamped and clear heat embossed the image on kraft cardstock and sponged distress ink on the outside. On the inside, I used a sentiment and stars from Surface - Tag stamp set. The stars were heat embossed in white, and also stamped with Versamark.
While I'll be using this set to make a lot of calendars to give this Christmas, I wanted you to see there are many different uses for it besides making adorable itty bitty calendars :)
Oh, one more thing. Have you heard about the new Waffle Flower Crafts Holiday Gift Sets? You can check them here and here.
They make an awesome gift for a crafty friend or four yourself, and they're chocking full of stamps and dies perfect to get you started in gift wrapping and die cutting! Nina explained everything about the sets in this post.
Hello, friends! Today I have a card for the Tree-mendous Trees challenge at the Moxie Fab World. As many of you know, this week Paper Crafts Magazine is closing it's doors. I'm still speechless and pretty much trying to digest the news. I'll write a post about this in the future, but for now it's still painful to do it. Also, I've never been one to cry the death of something that is still alive. So here I am, playing at the MFW as long as we still can do it.
I used this geometrical set and a sentiment from PTI.
Before adhering the panel, I adhered two strips of scor tape to the edges of the card and sprinkled them with glitter.
I was saving this idea for next's year Holiday Cards & More special issue. As it will no longer be, I thought I might as well share it on the Moxie Fab place. I highly encourage you to play along!
Ooooops! I almost forgot to share a couple more things I made based on the Holiday Card Workshop at Online Card Classes.
So without further ado here's one of them. This is homework for Day 5 and is based on a tag-gift card holder by Kristina Werner.
I used the same measures and overall design she gave in class, but I changed a few things. I made the sentiment the star of the show and used a few die cut stars as embellishment. I also covered the whole front with patterned paper. This class has helped me dehoard some of my older Christmas patterned paper pads :)
For stamping the sentiment I partially masked it, so I could use two different colors. Love how the heat embossing in the middle turned out. The sentiment is from this Hero Arts Naughty or Nice set.
Hi friends! Here I am with my homework for the Bonus Day we got last Saturday on the Holiday Card Workshop at Online Card Classes. Tle classes were about coloring, something I'm not very good at. But I did my best :)
This card is inspired by the amazing lesson from Kathy Racoosin. There's nothing that lady can't do with a marker and a white gel pen. Nothing.
I used a Hero Arts poinsettia and chose an unconventional color for it: shades of teal, one of my favorite colors. And well, I followed Kathy's instructions when coloring it with markers, but still I didn't get a stunning contrast in the shades. I guess it's a matter of practice :) Oh, and I can't believe I haven't a single holly outline stamp in my Christmas collection.
For the poinsettia center I used red stickles, and added a few white lines. Finished the card with a sentiment die cut with the Silhouette Cameo and heat embossed several times with red embossing powder. I love to do this!
Good morning! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! Popping in quickly to share card two for Day 4 of the Holiday Card Workshop at Online Card Classes.
I can't believe that for once I am more or less keeping with the pace! This card was inspired in the techniques shared by the delightful Laura Bassen.
I had this little houses die from Memory Box and I thought they would be perfect for this technique. First, I masked and inked the background. Then, I die cut the houses from acetate to make my own stencil. I used the negative portion for the colorful houses, and then the positive (the actual acetate little houses) to add the doors and windows with white pigment ink. A LOT of masking tape and posts it were involved, ha!
I used all Distress Inks. Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Chipped Saphire for the background, The houses -ala Bassen rainbow style- are Festive Berries, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry. The sentiment is Technique Tuesday.
So one more card down! And I still have a third one, plus all the tags from Day 5. Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by :)
Hello there! And no, the title of this post is not wrong. I've jumped from Day 2 to Day 4 because my Day 3 watercolored cards are still on the making. So today I have three cards to share from Day 4 of he Holiday Card Workshop at Online Card Classes. This time it's all about one layer cards.
My first one is based on Jennifer's lesson, a window card with partial die cutting.
I went for a circle window where I fitted the lovely bow from Loved stamp set by Waffle Flower Crafts. I used the bow coordinating die.
On the inside I stamped some images from the same set in Christmas colors. Everything was stamped with pigment ink, so I could clear heat emboss it. The reason for this is that I left the background inking for last, and the if flowers and vines weren't protected by the clear embossing powder, they would have smudged when I started blending the blue ink on the background. Hope that makes sense!
Here's another pic. The sentiment is from a veeeeery old Hero Arts set that has lots of Christmas sentiments in every possible size and font.
Ok, so there's the first one. Back later with more!
Aaaand, here I am again! This makes my second card for Day 2 of the Holiday Card Workshop at Online Card Classes. You can check the first card here.
This one was inspired by Chari Moss, who in yesterday's class showed how to create an adorable shaker card scene. I'm terrible for creating those super cute landscapes full of critters, but I managed to make a shaker card with two cutie birds, ha!
I used the Bannerific set from Lawn Fawn. Such a classic! I think it's one of the first Lawn Fawn sets I owned. The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp Christmas set from maybe 2 years ago.
To create the shaker portion, I stamped the banner on a die cut stitched panel and then trimmed just the inside portion of the banner using a craft knive. I also made a bit of paper piecing. The panel sits on a base that I embossed with a woodgrain folder to give the whole thing a bit of texture so it wouldn't look too plain.
Here's a closer look of the shine inside the banner. I combined red chunky and white fine glitters. No stars, sequins or other doodads, as they would have been too big for the size of the shaker :)
And we're done for today! Crossing fingers that I find the time for popping back tomorrow with my homework for day 3. Thanks so much again for visiting!
Hey there! As promised, I'm back with my homework for Day 2 of the Holiday Card Workshop at Online Card Classes.
Yesterday's lesson was about interactive Christmas cards, and I made two different cards: one inspired by Jennifer with a removable ornament and another one inspired by Chari's shaker card. In this post I'm sharing the first card.
I switched the circle ornament for a star shaped one, and instead of using holly I went for a bokeh inspired background stamped over a Hero Arts starry background. The first time I stamped the dots, the starry background previously stamped with pigment ink was not showing, probably because I used light colored inks. My solution for this was re-stamping the dots again, so the impression darkened, hoping the contrast would be higher. It worked :)
I didn't have a die that would work for the size of the star ornament, so I used a small Memory Box alphabet die set and heat embossed the letters in gold. Finished the card with some pearls I turned gold with a Pilot gold marker. What are pearls, you ask? They are lovely round ornaments that existed pacifically way before the enamel dots and sequins invaded planet craft. Ask your grandmother ;)
Another thing I did was adhering a kraft die cut star behind the ornament, with a sentiment heat embossed, so that when the ornament is removed the card still looks finished. For the edges of the card I made a scor-tape frame and heat embossed it with gold powder.
And a closer look to the ornament:
There we are! Back later with my second card. Thanks for stopping by!