Friday, May 1, 2015

May 1st Technique Junkie Blog Hop

Happy May Day, Junkies!!  Now that the warmer months are upon us, our thoughts turn to sun, sand and all kinds of summer fun!!  Technique Junkie Stamps is  right there with you celebrating the things that are important to you with wonderful new images and just the right kind of sentiments!  Join us on our hop today as we usher in the month of May and showcase many new goodies! You should have started off at the Technique Junkies Blog,  and ended up here after visiting Jane Bosi's fabulous blog. If not, you may want to start at the beginning so you don't miss anything. There are some wonderful new stamps that have just been released, and for the next week they will be 15% off!

I used the Rubbed Gelatos technique from the Artistic Effects CD, along with the new release stamps.  I love how this technique creates such an easy landscape effect.  Now it's time to hop along and see the what great project Jerri Jones has to share with you.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop for April

Welcome, to the April Edition of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog hop! The hop runs now through Friday night - at midnight.  And one lucky commenter, chosen from one of the stops on the blog hop, will win a $25 gift certificate to HC.  How great is that?  You get to hop around and see some wonderful projects, plus have the chance to win some goodies of your own!  The winner will be announced on Saturday, May 2nd, and will have 72 hours to claim their prize.

I loved the Peacock Paisley Collection  from the moment that I saw it.  My great-grandparents always had peacocks at their house, so this brings back so many wonderful memories.  I embossed a peacock with Core'dinations cardstock and sanded the image.  The peacock on the fence was fussy cut from the paper collection.  I added some fussy cut white daisies and then stamped and cut the Delightful Daisies to create the flower cluster.

May Arts Silk Ribbon Sk-125-04
Darice Embossing Folder
Spectrum Noir Markers: BT1, BT7, BT4

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Shutter Card Tutorial for Crafter's Companion

Crafter’s Companion US supplies:
Sentimentals - Phrases Stamp Set
 Textures Embossing Folder - Hessian
The Big Score
 Die’sire Essential Dies – Flowers for All Occasions
Dies’sires Classiques Collection – Wildflower Trio
Sheena – Acorn and Leaves Die
 Shimmering Cardstock – Pink Pearl
 Construction Cardstock 12” x 16”;
Other Supplies:
 May Arts Ribbon
 Want2Scrap Pearls
Xyron Adhesive
VersaFine Ink – Onyx Black
VersaMagic Ink – Pink Petunia, Spanish Olive


Cut construction cardstock 6” x 15”. 

       Using the Big Score, score as marked above. Cut as marked above. 
      Fold the scores as shown.

Cut mats for each section of the card:
-          5 ¾” x 1 ¾” (2 for front, 2 for back)
-          2 ¾” x 3 ¾” (2 for front, 2 for back)
-          4 ¾” x 3 ¾” (1 for front, 1 for back)
-          ¾” x 2 ¾” (6 for front, 6 for back)
-          ¾” x ¾” (8 for front, 8 for back)
       Adhere the mats to the card base, using double sided tape.
Cut the panels for each mat:
-          5 ½” x 1 ½” (2 for front, 2 for back)
-          2 ½” x 3 ½” (2 for front, 2 for back)
-          4 ½” x 3 ½” (1 for front, 1 for back)
-          ½” x 2 ½” (6 for front, 6 for back)
Emboss the panels using the Hessian embossing folder.  Adhere to card.

    Die cut the flowers and leaves. Shape with stylus. Adhere to card.

Stamp the sentiment. Mat with matching cardstock and adhere to center panel. 
      Finish card with pearls and ribbons as shown.

Where I Needed To Be

Hi, it's Gini, and I'm back to share with you a card that uses the gorgeous Vintage Ship Collage from the Palettini Collection. After I stamped the image, I added color using Spectrum Noir Blendable Color Pencils to the images, and then filled in the background with Distress Inks. The sentiment, Needed to Be, was stamped with VersaMark ink onto vellum and then heat embossed with gold.  I always like a little dimension on my cards, so I stamped the Butterfly 5 twice with the watermark ink, embossed them, cut and layered them.  Thanks for stopping by!