Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Inky Mummy

We made some great cards this month in my class at Scrapp'n Savvy. Today I am sharing the Halloween card we did. I wanted to teach how to create a beautiful background using various colors of ink. For this card, we started with just a white piece of cardstock and ended up with this fun spooky background. We punched a circle out of a sticky note and stuck it on where we wanted the moon to be. Then using four colors of Distress Inks- Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Crushed Olive and Pine Needles, we sponged around the circle getting darker the further from the moon. next we filled in space with the bats and tree images stamped in black ink and added the sentiment. The adorable mummy is a digi image from Tiddlyinks called Be My Mummy. I absolutely love Christie's images- they are sooo cute! We colored him with Copics- W1, W3, E02, YG11, cut him out and added him over the fence die with pop dots. The little pumpkin treat pail is from another stamp set. Isn't a fun card?

Friday, September 20, 2013

DistINKtive Cards Sept Class Projects

I had a great time teaching this month's DistINKtive Cards class at Scrapp'n Savvy. I have such a great group and enjoy working with them every month! We almost always do 4 different cards and I try to teach them something new every time. Here's what we did:

First up- I attended CHA this year and came across Darcie's stamps and tin pins. I thought they were sooo cute and would be perfect for Copic coloring. The stamps are adorable and most of the main images have coordinating tin pins. I loved the fact that the most intimidating part to color- the face- comes in a tin pin so anyone can create an adorable image! For this card we colored the bear and jam jar with Copic markers (R20, R27, R29, BG15, W1, W3, W5, E33, E35, E37 ).

Card 2- Embossed Acetate Stepper Card. We embossed the acetate card base used a Cuttlebug number embossing folder to add texture. Then we made an accordion folded base and attached it in the inside of the acetate- this makes it stand up on its own. We then added the stamped images and other embellishments including the glittery balloons cut from an Elizabeth Craft design die and her amazing ultra fine glitter. It's hard to see the embossing but it turned out really cute!

Card 3- Birdcage Card- With this card I wanted to show how to take simple flower punches and make more elaborate flowers. We punched two of each of the white flowers- cut fringes into all the petals of one of each pair, cupped them on a piercing mat and adhered them together offset. A pearl in the middle adds the finishing touch. For the bird- we covered it with washi tape and inked the edges for a different look. The base pattern piece was embossed and sanded to bring out the pattern. Overall I think this was everyone's favorite.

And Finally Card 4- Letterpress- I try to keep the last card quick and simple because of time issues. ( Plus everyone is worn out by the end of class ;-) ) This card is made with the Lifestyles Craft Letter Press. I inked the tree plate in gold ink and printed it on cream colored Bazzill Bling cardstock. It printed beautifully. A simple pleated ribbon with a heart brad and you have an elegant and fast Christmas card.

Thanks for stopping by- let me know what you think! I love comments!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Pop N Cuts Label Window

I absolutely love Karen Burniston's Pop N Cuts dies! She has done all the thinking and the work for you so all you have to do is cut and decorate. Karen teaches with me at Scrapp'n Savvy and I have taken many of her classes. She is so much fun and I learn a lot every time. I used one of her Journey Collection PNC dies - Label Window - along with the accessory dies -  Edge and Scroll and Butterflies and Labels- to make this card. I love how easy it is to get such a "wow" effect.  I did some piercing following the contours of the label with the sentiment for a little extra touch. Super easy- super sweet! Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, August 26, 2013

I'm Back!

Hey there! Surprise! I'm back! Life has been crazy busy since my last post...but have settled down a bit and I am hoping to be posting often and sharing my creations with you. I have several new cards to share that I have taught in my DistINKtive card class at Scrapp'n Savvy. I loved teaching there!. Everyone is so talented- we have a great team of instructors and a the most amazing owner- Karrie Allen. It's an honor to be part of her team.

I'll be posting my cards a few at a time- forgive the lack of details regarding materials- its been a while and I didn't have everything written down. The great thing about sharing our creations is that the layouts can be redesigned with any variety of pattern papers and color schemes. I hope you get a little inspiration to spark your creativity- thanks for stopping by!

My first card using a fun technique I learned from Els of Elizabeth Craft Designs when I took her class at CHA this summer ( Yes I went to my first CHA!!). I use her products almost every month in my classes and this was one technique I didn't know. You can find a tutorial here from Els herself. Basically you emboss Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz. Attach it to a double sided adhesive that has been attached to white cardstock. Stick on the Shimmer Sheetz and brayer it down well. Peel it off and the iridescence stays behind in the design of the emboss. Next add microfine glitter and you end up with a beautiful glittery design. I used the negative piece on the bottom of the card. Two great uses from one piece of Shimmer Sheetz.. I used Sizzix Bigz Borders and Hydrangeas die for the flowers and a leaf punch from my stash. I inked one of the flowers in each bud set and alternated them for some dimension. A stamped sentiment and a little bit of tulle tucked in added a finished touch.

The second card for today also uses an Elizabeth Craft Design product- outline stickers. In this class I wanted to show how to use then on watercolor paper and color them with Distress Markers and a water brush. I love the effect. It's a nice change from the Copic on Glitter technique we often use with the outline stickers. The background is embossed and inked with Versamark to bring out the design. The edges of the floral panel are distressed and popped up on foam adhesive. I added some washi tape, glitter dots and a few staples as embellishments.
Again thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear from you ( So I know someone is still out so please leave a comment!
Have a great week!