Friday, March 30, 2012

Paper Quilt

I have another fun card for you.

For this card, I cut up some scrap paper I had and laid it out in a pattern I like.  Then I sewed all pieces to the white card stock.  I creates a fun background paper.  I liked it so much I didn't want to cover it up with a main image, so I put a smaller image in the corner so you could still see all the quilt pieces.

Supply list:
Stamps - You are not alone - GinaK designs
Card Stock - purple and white
scrap paper, momento ink

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Baby Gift

Today I have a quick project I made for a friend that recently had a baby boy. 

I often make fleece tie blankets for friend that have babies.  They are quick and easy to make and provide a nice place to lay the baby while the mom is doing other things.  This is some material I have had for a while, but no one had a baby for a while.  I like to look for fun fabric on sale to have on hand when I need it.

Here is the card I made to send to them with the gift:

This is a 4x4 card with matching envelope.  I love this image of a baby's hand and a parents hand, so I thought it was perfect for these new parents.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Athletic Boy

Here is a quick card I made for a teenage boy who is very into sports:

I love the sports bag, basketball and running shoes.  These were the perfect image for him.  Our school colors are blue and gold, so I used that for the colors of the card and envelope.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Distressed Newspaper Bear

Today I have a card where I played with a bunch of distress inks:

I started with a piece of newspaper.  To this piece I added wild honey and crushed olive to the paper by blotting the ink directly from the pad onto the paper.  Then with a sponge dauber I added tea dye ink.  Then I crumpled the paper up and added vintage photo ink to the raised places.  Where I thought it needed more I crumpled that section again and added more ink until I got an image I like.

Then I stamped the mountain, trees, and bear.  Instead of coloring, I decided to sponge on my main image with the same ink combinations to tie all the colors together.

Supply list:
Stamps - mountain wilderness - GinaK designs
Ranger distressed inks - wild honey, crushed olive, tea dye, vintage photo
Card stock- black, yellow, cream

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cracked Glass Barn

Happy 1st day of Spring everyone.  We are having a beautiful day here in the UP of Michigan.  This just makes me want to get outside and work in my flower beds.

Today I have a very interesting project for you. 

This technique is called cracked glass.  You can see a video for this technique over at StampTV - Cracked glass video.  (I love all the videos on that site and have learned a lot of new techniques from there).  Basically to do this technique you stamp, cut out and color your image as normal.  Then cover the entire piece with versamark ink and clear embossing powder.  Heat the powder and while it is still warm add more embossing powder.  Do this so you have 3 to 5 layers of powder on your image.  Then you place it into the freezer for a couple of minutes.  The image will curl and then you bend it flat, which causes all the cracked glass lines.  I then added some distressed ink over the cracks so they were highlighted more.  Interesting look and technique.

Supply list:
Stamps - Farm life
Copics - E09, W-5, E37, YG67
Wood paper was a scrap I had in my file
Card stock - SU - forest green

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Busy Time

Hey everyone ~ life sure seems to be busy these past couple of weeks.  We have had a teen spa night, women's retreat, craft day, potluck, and pastor's fellowship all within a couple of weeks.  Also my mother-in-law was hospitalized.  She is doing much better now.

All this to say that my crafting time has been very limited the last couple of weeks, but I did manage to get a couple things done.  I will try to get pictures of those projects in the next few days.  Thanks for being patient with me.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Dry Erase Board

I watched a video over at StampTV on how to take an acrylic picture frame and turn it into a dry erase board.  So I thought that would make a great gift for my sister.  I used the colors of her great room.

It is really easy - Just cut your base paper to 8" by 10" then design the way you want.  Leave open space for them to write their notes on.

Supply list:
Stamps - Whimsical Spring, Holiday basket - GinaK Designs
Paper - SU
Momento Ink - London Fog, Danube Blue

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Mountain Sunset

I lived in Utah for several years and watched the sunrise over the beautiful Wasatch mountain range.  Thinking about all those mornings inspired this card.

I have always enjoyed camping high up in the mountains beside a lake.  We have spent some wonderful times as a family camping.

I sponged the background sky and lake with momento ink.  Then added some color to the images with copic markers

Supply list:
Stamps - All from GinaK designs - Happy Camper, Follow Your Dreams
Card Stock - SU - Brilliant blue
Memento ink - black, danube blue, rose bud, angel pink, grape jelly
Copic Markers

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