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Mixed Media Dies 2 Ways!!

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

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…


Big “Love You” Card ft. MFT

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Hello, crafty friends and welcome back! It’s Laurie with you today to share a love themed card featuring products from My Favourite Things!

I started by using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and a scrap piece of printer paper to add some faint grey lines onto a piece of white cardstock that was cut to 5 X 3.75 inches.  This looked pretty cool but I wanted to step it up a notch. I lined those lines up on my score board and added some simple scores.  This gave it a letter board appearance, which is super trendy right now!

My score lines weren’t super precise but I didn’t stress over it.  I die cut the large “Love You” die out of white cardstock and used my Copic markers to add a bit of colour (B000, B00 & Blender).  I used the same die and cut it from craft foam to give the letters LOTS of dimension.

I adhered the letters onto the scored and inked panel with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The secondary sentiment comes from the From the Heart Stamp Set, also from MFT.  I used Versamark Ink and white embossing powder to create a sentiment strip. (FYI: this sentiment set is amazing!)

I was going to call it a day on this card after adhering the sentiment strip but decided it needed a cute, little critter!  The Bitty Bears set is full of the cutest bear images and they are small enough to add just a little cuteness to your projects! I used the co-ordinating die to cut him out as well as the same craft foam, so he could be at the same level as the large Love You!!

I added Clear Wink of Stella to the letters and a spattering of clear sequins and called this card done!

I hope you enjoyed todays project! Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Panda Birthday with Laurie!

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

Hello friends!!  Happy New Year to all!!  Well, it’s that weird time between Christmas and Valentines Day where us cardmakers are sort of in limbo.  Of course, we can continue to use our winter stamps and dies but I always get a bit antsy to start using my  spring or love themed products!

I need to start building up my birthday card stash so that’s what I made for you today!  I used two Flora & Fauna stamp sets to create this cute card..

I started by stamping that adorable panda from the Panda Set, as well as the two large flowers. Before colouring and fussy cutting the panda, I added the birthday banner from the Woodland Birthday Stamp Set.  A lot of the images in Flora and Fauna sets are scaled to work perfectly together. After colouring with my alcohol markers, I trimmed each image with scissors.

I created a simple background on a white panel cut with a stitched rectangle die by using a hand cut mask to create the hill and sky.  I used Crushed Olive Distress Ink for the green and Peacock Feathers for the blue. After adhering the flowers and the panda with foam adhesive, I decided the scene needed a wee bit more.  I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the butterfly from the Panda Set and the party hat and small leafy image from the Woodland Birthday Set.

I foam mounted the panel onto a white card base, added a few clear sequins, shimmer pen and Glossy Accents to a few areas of the scene.

Thank you for dropping in today! I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at some Flora and Fauna cuteness!!

See you soon…