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WINTER??? PUT ON A WARM AND WOOLLY SCARF!

Hi there, Designer Shona here to share with you a card which features another of the November Reveal sets: Finn’s scarf. I decided to make the entire card warm and fuzzy, starting with a cozy scarf!



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black and colored with Copics, I then went over the colors of the scarf with Brushable Glue and some Sapphire and Silk, then repeated with Purple Dazzle. I added Dimensional Glue to his beak and feet and set him aside to dry, while I made the background.


I took a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet and applied it to a piece of white cardstock. I removed the protective backing of the sheet and then began adding different widths of Tear-ific Tape, leaving a little 1/8″ space between each tape. It will look something like this when done.


 

I then cut the piece to 4″ x 5 1/4″:



Then I applied Sapphire and Silk Sparkle N Soft to the exposed tape areas:



Then I continued with Purple Dazzle for the 3/4″ width and Blissful Blue for the 1/2″ and 1/8″ and finally Twinkling Clouds for the 1/4″ width.



The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Dark Night. It was cut and embossed with a Spellbinders Back to Basics Tag and some Lulu Lavender Memento ink was sponged to the tag, before the die was removed.


The blue snowflake eyelets were heat embossed with Sparkle and attached to the striped background, one of them attaching the sentiment.



A piece of 2 1/2″ Tear-ific Tape was attached to white cardstock and then torn diagonally. I removed the protective backing and applied Moonrise Glitter Tinsel, this “snowdrift” was stuck to the base of the background as shown. I edged the background with Copic B69 before attaching to white glossy card base, which had been edged with a Krylon Silver Pen.



Mudd Puddles – Ice Sea Glass was spread over the snowdrift at either side of Finn, after he was mounted to the card base with Dimensional Dots.

Now he’s ready to go out and get in a snowball fight. Bring it on!!

Hope I’ve inspired you to try some new backgrounds with the flocking and Sparkle N Soft that Sparkle N Sprinkle has to offer. They can certainly add warmth and fuzziness to your projects!

Till next time, warm hugs,

Shona

Let It Snow

Good Morning everyone, it’s Belinda here to share a winter layout with you!  The Pine Forest stamp and Snow One Like You stamp set were used on this layout.

The pine trees were stamped with versamark and embossed using Christmas Green Marbled EP and fussy cut out.

I cut the snowflake overlay using the Cameo Silhouette.  The snow banks were die cut and  the edges were inked with blue ink.  The banks were then inked with versamark and embossed using Velvet Sparkle EP.

The deer was die cut using Tim Holtz’s Reindeer Flight from chipboard and inked with dust rust ink.  Pine branches were punched and place on the deer along with a pearl and bow.

The sentiment from Snow One Like You was stamped and punched with a circle punch.  The Let It Snow embellishment were cut using my Cameo Silhouette.  The flourish was die cut and glittered using Silver Dreams glitter.

Along the edges of the LO,  I placed 1/8″ and 1/4″ Tear-ific Tape.  1/8″ Tape was glittered with Blue Lightning, and the 1/4″ with Silver Dreams.  The snowflake was also cut using Cameo Silhouette.

If you would like more details on this layout please visit my Gallery.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Belinda

Beautiful Friendship

Hi! It’s Eret here. One of my latest favorite card fold is Double Zig Zag. They are fabulous with three folds but this time I only made two .

I used two coordinating pattern papers to decorate the card base. Edges of the green paper are inked with Peeled Paint and yellow paper is inked with Scattered Straw Distress inks.

I love new Beautiful Friendship stamp set. These flowers are gorgeous and sentiments are so lovely. All the stamping is done with Tuxedo Black ink and all images are colored with Pro- and FlexMarkers. Flower cluster is stamped two times. On first I colored the leaves and on second I colored the flowers. Flowers are fussy cut and popped up with foam tape.

Instead of using third pattern paper to decorate the card base, I made my own glitter paper by using Glittered Lacy Backgrounds technique. Daisy and Luau Green glitters are fantastic together.

I used strips of Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh to embellish my card. Gold Diamond mesh is used in front and Green inside of the card. In two first panels I covered revealed tape with Luau Green glitter.

Butterflies are cut with dies from Cheery Lynn Design Mini Dimensional Butterflies set. Solid butterflies are cut out of white CS and colored with marker. Top parts of the butterflies are cut from Sticker Paper. I colored back side with light blue marker. The color goes through the paper and adds some tone. Sticky side is covered with Waterfall glitter.

Punched border inside and Floral Ovals are cut out of Sticker Paper. They are covered with Goldenrod glitter. I also used leftover strip of the Glittered Lacy Background to add more sparkle to the inside of the card.

I added a tiny frame around the oval layers with Sakura Glue Pen and Luau Green glitter. You can never have too much sparkle.

Glittered punched border strip didn’t show up from pattern paper very well. So I inked pattern paper with Scattered Straw ink, now you can see it much better.

You can see full instructions of my card in SNS Gallery here. Template is under next photo.

The measurements on the template will work if you use Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch. You may need to re-calculate if you use different punch. Easiest way is to cut your cardstock longer in height, you can trim it shorter later.

Stamp Credits: Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set #665
Glitters:
Daisy (GM2019), Luau Green (GM2004), Goldenrod (GM2006), Waterfall (G1071);
Inks
: Memento (
Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky), Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw);
Adhesives
: Super Adhesive Sheets (SAS02),
Sticker Paper (99558), Sakura Glue Pen, Mon Ami Gabby Bling Tape, Foam Tape;
Dies
: Spellbinders (Floral Ovals, Classic Ovals (optional)); Cheery Lynn Design (Mini Dimensional Butterflies);
Coloring Medium
: Promarkers, Flexmarkers;
Embellishments
:
Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh (Gold, Green)
Cardstock
: White; 2 different Pattern Papers (DoveCraft – Garden Party);
Other
: Lace fabric; Martha Stewart Border Punch (Doily Lace)

Thank you for the visit!
Hugs & smiles,

Eret

HAPPY AUTUMNAL BIRTHDAY!

Hi, designer Shona here with a card to share, made with the new Welcome Autumn set. There is a lot of detail in this pretty image, which means a lot of potential coloring! I decided to use the spotlight technique and just focus on the little animal friends in the image.



I stamped the image in Versamark on mustard cardstock and heat embossed with Teddy Brown. I took an Aqua Pen and filled it with bleach and colored the leaves of the image. I cut and embossed the card front with Spellbinders Fanciful Lattice. The image was then stamped again on white cardstock and I colored just the animal areas using the following Copics: E33, R20, YR21 and YR24.


The big cat area was cut out of the embossed image and the same part of the image was cut and embossed from the white image, using Spellbinders Standard Circles Large. The white image was placed in the “window and was taped down from the back. I then edged another piece of mustard cardstock with 3/4″ Tear-ific Tape. After removing the protective backing, the latticed card front was centered on the edged piece and Goldenrod velvet glitter was applied to the exposed sticky edges.

I continued cutting and embossing the other little animals and they were attached in their places with Dimensional Dots.

The happy birthday was die cut and was heat embossed with Teddy Brown. I attached the sentiment with Dimensional Glue. Friend was cut and embossed and then I ran Memento Cantaloupe ink over the top, before heat embossing with some Clear Detail to give it a bit of a shine, like the happy birthday. This was also attached with Dimensional Dots.

The card front was layered on a mustard card base and a strip of Diamond Mesh was attached to the left hand side for some autumnal bling and to complete the card.

This Welcome Autumn Set has definitely been a favorite with the Design Team this month, I hope we’ve inspired you to take it home and play with it.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Shona

Welcome Autumn

Good morning everyone, it’s Belinda here!!  Today I would like to share a card that I made using Sparkle N Sprinkle’s new Welcome Autumn stamp set.

The image was stamped and colored using copic markers and fussy cut out.

Using a glue pen some sparkle was added to the image using Sparkling Snow on the cats, butterflies and bird. Autumn Medley on the pumpkins, and Green Iris on the white pumpkin.

The grass and leaves were die cut and inked.

The banner was die cut and stamped with the sentiment.

For the sunflower I used the Sunflower stamp set.  I stamped the flower with black ink and fussy cut out.  The center of the flower was filled in with dimensional glue and Bronze Splendor glitter was added.

For the rest of the flower Evening Glow glitter was applied using a glue pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by, if you would like more details, please visit my SNS Gallery.

Have a wonderful day….Belinda

Beautiful Frienship Purse

Hi! It’s Eret here. I like to make dimensional paper projects. Here is a purse shape gift box. It is very easy to make and addictive. I have made six purse already.

I liked Wonky Line Background stamp before I discovered how easy it is to spice up the plain cardstock with it. Now I love this stamp. It is perfect for paper purse.

Pattern is stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Copper Kettle EP. It looks really pretty on top of the Burgundy CS.

I stamped small flower from Beautiful Friendship stamp set two times with Tuxedo Black ink, colored them with markers and fussy cut. One flower is popped up on top of another with foam tape.

To hide the magnet which keeps the purse closed I adhered a Silver Diamond Mesh Flower on top of it. I colored it with orange marker. To the center of the flower I added SNS Dimensional Glue and Sunset glitter.

The decorative strip in front flap and handle of the purse are decorated in the same way: I adhered 1/2″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape to the white CS, covered tape with the Cloud Nine glitter and trimmed it to the correct size. Orange Diamond Mesh is attached with Bling Tape. I covered rest of the sticky parts with Sunset glitter.

The purse is kept closed with two magnets. On following photo you can see how the purse will open up.

Full directions of how this purse was made are in the SNS gallery.

You don’t need any measurements to make this purse. I have them on the template but you can just print the template, cut it out and trace it to the cardstock you want to use. I cut little notches to mark the places where the score lines will go.

Materials used:
Stamp Credits: Wonky Line Background #659, Beautiful Friendship #665
Embossing Powders
: Copper Kettle (EP341)Glitters: Cloud Nine (GM2000), Sunset (G1040)
InksVersaMark, Memento – Tuxedo Black
Adhesives1/4″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape (SAT01), 1/2″ Double Sided “Tear-ific” Tape (SAT04), Mon Ami Gabby Bling Tape, SNS Dimensional Glue (539)
Coloring Medium: Promarkers
Embellishments: Mon Ami Gabby – Diamond Mesh, Diamond Mesh Silver Flower
Cardstock:  Burgundy, White
All Other: 2 Magnets

Hugs & smiles,

Eret

PAPER-PIECED PARTY PENGUINS

Hi there, Designer Shona here to share a card using another of the October Reveal Sets: 654 – Party Penguins. These guys are all dressed up in paper-pieced tuxedos ready for their festivities!


First, I stamped the image twice – once on white cardstock in black ink and then again on the Paisley, Pocket Full of Papers paper. I fussy cut the penguin backs, using the paper-piecing technique and set them aside, while I colored the image – beaks, feet, eyes and water (not the ripples) with Copics. I then took a Versamarker Pen and applied ink to the iceberg and over the top of the blue water and heat embossed with Ice. This gave the water a glassy look.



Try embossing the water in a vase of flowers or a jar to give the jar a glassy look!


I attached the designer paper penguin backs with Brushable Glue and added Twinkling Clouds with Dimensional Glue to the tummies. The party hat was done in the same way, but I used Purple Dust glitter for the trim.



I added Surf (G1117) glitter to the ripples in the water with a Sakura Glue Pen and Diamond Dust (G1116) to the edge of the ice block with Brushable. The Sakura Pen was scribbled over the snow ledges and Sparkling Snow Glitter was applied. You can see from the photo above, the different dimensions achieved using the various glues and glitters.


I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo black and cut and score to make the banner. It was also covered in Versamark and heat embossed with Ice.



The paisley designer paper was layered to a white card base. I then applied some Versamark around the edges and heat embossed with Sparkle. This gave a sparkly edge for the card front to be layered to. Full directions can be found in the SNS gallery if needed.


Hope you’ve enjoyed your visit today and that I’ve inspired you to get out some glitter and glues!


Thanks for stopping by,


Shona