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TBT – A Little Ray of Sunshine

Thursday, August 6th, 2020
Chala has created a card using the Shine on Set of stamps and dies from Concord & 9th.  Since sunshine is today’s facebook challenge word  and  it’s Throwback Thursday so I thought what could be better! Enjoy!
A Little Ray of Sunshine – Concord & 9th – Shine On

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas! I am not sure I am ready to get back to the hub-bub of life…..but, we are on the brink of a New Year that I am sure will be filled with beautiful memories and amazing opportunities!

Since my creative mojo has been in a bit of a slump, I had my son pick out the stamp set to use. I thought this would give me a creative challenge and hopefully spark some new ideas. I was pleased when he pulled out the Concord & 9th Shine On stamp set as I had’t used this set in a while and I sure could use some sunshine and colour.

To begin, I pulled out my Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion and ink blended some colourful clouds using the My Favorite Things Cloud stencil onto some Lawn Fawn White Cardstock. I then ink blend using Distress Inks in the colours Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Victorian Velvet and Shaded Lilac and the Picket Fence Life Changing Blending Brushes.

Next, I position the sunshine die from the Shine on Die Set to appear like it was peaking through from the clouds. I secured it with some Thermo-web Purple tape and ran it through my Gemini Jr. die cutting machine. To make the sunshine die cut pop, I will place a smaller piece of Lawn Fawn Sunflower cardstock behind the sunshine and adhere that with some washi-tape. You can use a glitter cardstock to add some extra sparkle if you like.

I chose the phrase “A Little Ray of Sunshine to Brighten your Day” and using my Stamp Perfect I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Claire Nocturne Ink in the lower right hand corner and adhere the panel down onto my A2 side folding card base.

To take it to the next level I decided to create a coordinating envelope. My goal in the New Year is to create a matching envelope for each card I make.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and if you like you can see the card come together by clicking the video below.

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I wish you all much love and happiness in 2020!

~Chala, xoxox

TBT – 2 Ways to use Tim Holtz Mixed Media Dies

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

It Throwback Thursday and I thought I’d share TWO great ways to use your Tim Holtz Mixed Media Dies.  Have you heard that Sizzix is 30% OFF ? Ends Midnight

Welcome back, crafty peeps!!  Laurie here to share two cards using dies from the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Set #5.  If you’ve never seen or used these, I highly recommend you check them out!  Each set has 3 large, amazing dies and the price point is awesome!!

My first card features some lazy watercolouring which will be hidden behind a panel cut with one of the floral dies in this set.

I cut the image out of white cardstock and inked the edges with Wild Honey and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  For the watercolouring, I used Bristol Smooth paper and a cheap set of watercolour paints.  I’m sure there was an easier way to do this but I just kept putting the die cut panel over the Bristol and roughly lined up where the ink should go!!

I think that this panel looks pretty cool on its own!!  But layered up together, it looks like this:

Before adhering the two panels together, I added some splatters with the Vintage Photo as well as Ground Espresso Distress Inks.

I added some twine to the left side and stamped the sentiment in Vintage Photo. I used my Misti for this as Distress Ink doesn’t stamp well and I need multiple impressions.  The sentiment comes from the Penny Black Choose Happy Stamp Set.

For the second card, I used another one of the dies from this set and used it to emboss!  You can do this with all your dies as long as you have a tan embossing mat and the correct sandwich for your die cutting machine!

This gives a very pretty result. To bring out the embossing a bit more, I lightly blended some Tattered Rose Distress Ink over top. I should mention, that I had that stitched rectangle in my “spares” bin so that was cut already.  You would want to make sure you cut down your panel BEFORE embossing it!

I adhered the embossed panel onto a piece of black cardstock that was slightly larger.  The “thank you” sentiment and heart come from the From the Heart Stamp Set from MFT…this is a great set to have in your stash!!

As an added touch, I used a couple dies from the Spring Floral Cluster Dies from Flora and Fauna and some shimmer pen on some of the raised portions!

And those are my projects for today!! Hope you found a little inspiration here today!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

See you soon…

Laurie

Crazy Bird Card for TBT

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Check out this Card using Tim Holtz Crazy Bird stamp for TBT (Throw Back Thursday). Tara has been blogging for us for 4 years now and her style is classic so I thought I’d REshare one of here early posts! She was so right about the Crazy Birds!

Hey!  Happy Tuesday!  Since I hear things are a little BIRD CRAZY in the store, I thought I’d share a card I made with those awesome stamps. This one I made for my husband (we just celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary yesterday!) for Valentine’s day! It’s just a fun take on the stamps that I hope you’ll enjoy!

My crazy bird is stamped twice in black on watercolor paper and colored up with Distress Markers & a water brush.  If you purchase the new dies as well as the stamps, you’ll easily cut out some pieces (like the wings) to layer 3D over the base image.  I used some fine tip scissors and foam squares to add some dimension 🙂  All of this is layered over a bird stamped on a small tag, so I didn’t worry about cutting out the feet or smaller details like that!  A bit of clear texture paste is applied to my tag through a small detail stencil to act as a resist under some Distress Ink which I did around the edges and corners.

I used some vintage (aka really old ones that I’m not sure are still available!) alphabet stamps from Hero Arts to stamp my sentiment and the big 4 is from a Tim Holtz BIGZ alphabet die.  The hearts & patterned paper were also from my stash, but you can totally mix things up with whatever is in YOUR stash to create something similar yourself 🙂

I used a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to add some shimmer and some Glossy Accents on the eyes to make them pop a bit as well.  These crazy birds have been CRAZY popular! I think even Tim Holtz is surprised by it! It’s so fun to see the new additions to the Crazy Bird collection, that way you can really get some mileage out of them!  They’re a ton of fun to play with, and if they make you smile, pick up a set and get creating with them 🙂   Have a very happy Tuesday and a creative week!   Inky hugs, Tara