Saturday, May 23, 2015

Happy Birthday Card with Technique Junkies

 It's always a good idea to have extra birthday cards ready to go at a moments notice, so I whipped up this cute card using TJ's Whimsical Birthday Cake stamp.  I colored the image with Spectrum Aqua markers.  Now I'll have another card for my birthday stash.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Metallic Bee Canvas

I love the metallic trend! and it's even better, when you can distress the finish. The new Tim Holtz Kraft Core Metallic Collection is amazing. I've created a trendy bee canvas to show you just how much fun you can have creating with this new paper.

 Metallic Bee Canvas Supplies:
Step 1. Cut strips of the copper paper 7 3/4" x 1 1/2" long. Emboss the paper. Since the paper is longer than the embossing folder, place the folder on the un-embossed end of the paper, line the design up and run through the machine again to emboss the full strip. 


 Step 2. Distress the raised areas with the Sand-it Gadget. This will reveal the kraft core.

Step 3. Add a layer of black slightly wider to the back of the embossed strip. Distress the edges with a tool or scissors.


 Step 4. With strong double sided tape, attach to the canvas.

Step 5. Die cut and emboss the bee using the gold paper. Distress the raised areas with the Sand-it

Step 6. Ink over the sanded areas with black ink.

Step 7. Use foam adhesives to mount the bee on the canvas.


This was a quick and stylish project to make. Wouldn't you Bee Happy to give it a try? ~ Gini

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Life's a Beach

Oh, the summertime is almost here, and of course, I can't wait.  I  saw this photo of my Aunt Pat and Uncle Conroy at a family reunion and begged for a copy of it!  I love how vintage and charming it is.  I built up layers of stamped images on my base page and then started adding all of the embellishments.  It was so fun to create.


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Thank You - Another Create A Card Die From Crafter's Companion

Last week, Crafter's Companion released the latest Create-a-Card Dies, with sentiments that make card making elegant and easy.  After I die cut my image, I applied adhesive with my Xyron Creative Station, and glittered the surface.  I made a presentation envelope to house the card - and it fits just perfectly!
May Arts Ribbon 
Want2Scrap Pearls
Art Institute Glitter
Xyron Adhesive