Sunday, March 18, 2018

AAA cards challenge #111: use only 1/3, with video

This fortnight the Challenge is to use only one third of your card. It's our DT fellow Lucie that came up with this challenge and our sponsor is Winnie and Walter, so I used their Big Hugs set.

To determine 1/3 I used a bit of folder plastic, the right size for my card 10,5x15cm, so I measured thirds and ended with 9 rectangles. Three of those would be a third. Whether you use them horizontally, vertically, diagonally, the choice is yours.

At first I thought to make a small inkblended snowbank on the bottom, but I decided to use my 1/3 in the centre and stick the image on the inkblended bit so not to use up  more white space.

For the inkblending I used Distress inks shaded lilac, tumbled glass and peacock feathers, then water and bleach for droplets and Talens white ecoline. As I used the bendy coffee stirrer I got elongated droplets, so I switched to a rigid brush for the round ones. It looks to me like a blizzard now lol.

I stamped the image from Winnie and Walter onto Crafter's Companion Neenah paper, had the Scan N  Cut do the cutting and I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers.

The sentiment is from Newton's Nook designs ( wild child) and I stamped it with Versafine Onyx black ink.

Mounted the bears with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase.

For more information, more DT work or to play along int he challenge, see this

Saturday, March 17, 2018

One layer stencilled Happy B-day

It's One Layer week at Less is More and the theme is use a stencil

For my card I used a Scrapberry Stencil, Versamagic ( Key Lime and Turqoise gem) and Distress Oxide (Mermaid Lagoon);

I used mini inkblending tools to apply these inks through the stencil.

The senitment ( Sizzix Happy Birthday by Stephanie Barnard) I stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink. Heat set it to be sure.

Added a few matching enamel dots.

For more informatipon or to play along the this.
Less is More Challenge, see.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

6,5"square box and two more patterns, with video

Today's box was designed as 1"high for pretty necklaces we make and sell in our giftshop where I volunteer.
But in the video I made a 2" high one for a more versatile size, to keep or gift square card  for example.
If you don't any scraps you can make the box 6"square and 3"high and use the whole 12"x12"sheet.
I used pretty foiled papers from Craft Sensation, but any you have will work, of course.

Start with the bottom piece and add a scrap as a shim.

So for this exact box I show in the video, you need a piece of paper that is 10,5"square.
And you score at 2" and 8,5"inches on  both sides, or 2"on all 4 sides .
Burnish and reinforce the scorelines, then notch and if you want add a thumbnotch.
Glue as indicated. FOld the top piece around the bottom one, so it will fit exactly.

Add a pretty ribbon or diecuts, felt flowers etc, whatever you like.

Monday, March 12, 2018

"Happy" Easter

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Easter inspiration. There's a moodboard and I took the bunny and the eggs from it with this digistamp from C.C. Designs (Grouchy bunny 2) and I printed it on the Crafter's Companion Neenah paper. I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. Cut it slightly smaller and adhered it with tape runner.

Of course I had to color the grumpy cat like my own ;-). I used Nuvo shimmer pen on all the eggs and paint.

I love the expression of the cat...playing dress up is not a cat thing ;-)

For more information or to play along the Simon Say Stamp Monday Challenge, see this

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Marianne design cute animals, with video

I just got these cute little animal stamps from Marianne design (EC0169 and EC0171). I thought the other stampset were donkey or horses, but on closer inspection there are zebra stripes in the set, but if you leave those out it's pretty much a donkey, which I also like for baby I'll be off to get those as well lol....
I stamp the images using my Stampers' friend,first on scrap printer paper, then on the Crafter's Companion Neenah paper, then back to the scrap paper, so I could position the paper, turns out I had to move the spots twice. I used Memento Espresso Truffle for the spots.
Simon Says Stamp Intense black for the outline, could also have been brown, but I have a thing for black outlines, I can't help it...
Colored the images with Spectrum Noir and Illustrator markers and then stamped the spots on top. I had to fix a few with a marker anyway, but I don;t think you can see it.
Had the Scan N Cut  do it's magic, but it cut off one nose, I think I zoomed in too much, but I hid the mistake underneath the other giraf. I could have made two cards, but hey...that's is kind of why I stamp, cut, then color, I thought it would be too difficult to do the spots on cut out images, or my paper moved as the white rim is a bit weird...
I diecut the star window with the spotty edge with Nellie Snellen Multi frames ((MFD050) and traced the opening onto the cardbase, masked the edges and inkblended more Memento inks (Lulu Lavender and Summer Sky).
The sentiment in from another Marianne Design set (Ec0171) and I stamped it with Versafine Onyx black ink.
Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it to the cardbase. I then placed the giraffes with taperunner and foamtape inside the window and so you can't see the chopped nose.
The enamel stars are called enamel treats and are from Create a smile, but any will do.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

5x2 inch box for storing Washitape or tealights and more, with video

 I made this box for something else, it is a bit roomy for my washi tapes, but I already have 4 or 5 different sizes, width and height are also all different, so I think it's better if it's not a super snug fit as others might not fit.

For the box you need a piece of cardstock that is 9x10inches.
on the 9inch side you score at: 2 and 7 inches
on the 10inch side you score at: 2,4,6 and 8 inches.
Punch a thumb notch now as you can use it to see where you need to shorten the tabs easier, see pattern.
Cut away all the ||||| bits and glue with gluegun.