Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Happy Swinging Christmas Elf

Hello there.  I have a fun interactive mini slimline Christmas card to share today.  When I saw the Treat Yours-Elf stamp set from Kraftin’ Kimmie, I immediately pictured a pendulum swing card using the smiling male elf image.  And after many months 🙈, I finally made it!  I created the card from memory, but originally I watched this video tutorial HERE.  I’m sure if you do a google search, there are many other options.


The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Xpress It cardstock and coloured in with Copic markers.  Used a black marker to extend the string.  To give support, glued it to thick white cardstock, then fussy cut it out.  To strengthen the string portion, it was glued to medium weight acetate. The dry embossed wood panel from my stash was trimmed to 3x6 inches and this panel is where the swing mechanism was created from.  


The pinecones and pine branches are from Memory Box Pinecone Stackers and Forest Pine Branch, respectively.  The pinecone layers were die cut from brown cardstock and a sponge dauber was used to apply white gouache paint to the edges.  To colour the pine branches, Rustic Wilderness distress ink was applied directly to them.  Lightly spritz with water and pat with a paper towel. 


The sentiment from My Favorite Things Bitty Holiday Wishes was heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Assembled the card onto a white 3x6 inch card base using foam tape and making sure not to impede the swing mechanism.  Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the bauble for some shine finished off the card.  And here’s a video showing it in action.



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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Memory Box DT Post - Paper Hugs

Hello there.  I’m over on the Memory Box blog today playing with products from the new Sumner Daydreams release.  Please click on the photo below to view the post.



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Thursday, July 15, 2021

CAS Christmas July Reminder - Poinsettia

Hello there.  This is the reminder post for the Poinsettia Challenge at CAS Christmas.


I used a new die set from Dee’s Distinctively for my card.


The poinsettia was die cut in three sizes from regular white cardstock and shaped with my fingers.  To help them hold their shape better, they were spritz with water and allowed to dry. 


Next, Cracked Pistachio distress oxide ink was blended onto a stitched Bristol panel and splattered with water, Rustic Wilderness distress ink and white gouache paint.  The mistletoes (Mistletoe Swags) and pine branches (Antique Pine Label) from Memory Box were die cut from Bristol paper.  The pine branches were coloured with Cracked Pistachio distress ink using the direct to paper method.

The sentiment from My Favorite Things Bitty Holiday Wishes was heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Assembled the card onto a white card base, then added Memory Box Clear Jewels to the poinsettia center to finish.  

A quick reminder that the challenge ends on July 24 PST.  For more inspirations, click HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.

 



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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Memory Box DT Post - Ahoy Matey

Hello everyone.  I’m over on the Memory Box blog today with a nautical themed card created with new products from the new Summer Daydreams release.  Click on the photo below to view the post.


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Friday, July 9, 2021

Spellbinders July Small Die of the Month

Hello everyone.  I’m dropping in today to share the July Spellbinders Small Die of the Month (SDOM).  This month’s Decorative Mini Slimline Card Creator die set contains 5 cutting dies.


As the name suggests, it can be used to make mini slimline cards.  Once again I’ve paired it with this month’s Sending Floral Wishes Clear Stamp of the Month (CSOM) to create a super easy clean and simple (CAS) card.

The largest die in the set measures 3.5”x6.5”, which is the same size as the mini slimline envelopes I have.  To ensure my card fits in these envelopes, the white card base is 6.25”x3.25”.  A piece of Bristol paper was then trimmed to 6”x3” and the second largest die was used to die cut from it, leaving a negative cut.


The floral image from the CSOM was stamped onto Xpress It cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, coloured in with Copic markers, then fussy cut out.  The sentiment from the same set was black heat embossed onto the Bristol panel.  Assembled onto the card base.  Added clear shimmer to the flowers and a few clear sequins for some sparkle to finish.

Had so much fun making this size card with these products that I made another CAS mini slimline card in portrait style this time.


Followed the same process as described above except… swapped out the stamped sentiment with a die-cut one from the SDOM.


There are several other monthly club kits offered by Spellbinders and you can check them out HERE.  This month’s kits are available now through July 24th.  Select past club kits may be available HERE.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful weekend.