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Monday, July 23, 2018

Spellbinders Floral Background Tutorial

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I have a new tutorial to share for Spellbinders using some of the new Special Moments Collection by Licensed Designer Marsia Job. In her true style Marisa brings together her signature floral designs and sentiments to help create expression through art.  What great tools we have to make beautiful cards - as you will see as you follow along with the tutorial.


'Shapeabilities Flower Background Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job is a set of two dies includes a rectangular outline die with a lovely floral insert die. Nest them together to create a sweet background design' - Spellbinders

1. Cut/emboss one Flower Background using both the outline and insert dies and white card stock.
2. Cut/emboss one Flower Background using the outline die only and Misty Mountain Collection patterned paper.
3. Adhere the floral front to the die cut patterned paper using glue.
4. Pop up onto a slightly larger pre-cut apricot card base using Crafty Foam Tape.

5. Cut/emboss five (5) of the smallest Textured Flowers and one (1) of the second smallest using white card stock.
6. Lightly sponge the flowers using orange ink and a sponge dauber.
7. Using the medium Stylus and a foam mat shape the back of the flowers.
8. Create one flower by layering one smaller and larger die cut with a small 3D Foam Squares in between. Glue the white pearl embellishment to the centre.
9. Create the second flower by layering two smaller die cuts with a small 3D Foam Squares in between - making sure the layers are offset.
10. Add medium White Pearls to the centre of this and the remaining flowers.

11. Adhere a 2.5cm strip of white card stock 3cm from the bottom of the card base, followed by a 2cm strip of Misty Mountains patterned paper to the white card stock.
12. Adhere a sentiment from the Misty Mountains Collection to slightly larger white card stock. 
13. Adhere to the right side of the patterned strip using double sided tape.
14. Cut/emboss two (2) sets of small leaves from the Textured Flowers. Add one small 3D Foam Square behind one set of leaves, adhere behind the flower. Repeat with the smaller layered flower.
15. Pop up the larger layered flower to the left of the sentiment using a 3D foam Square
16. Pop up the smaller layered flower to the top right hand corner of the card front, with the single flowers either side.
17. Trim the Swirls Finesse to the desired lengths and adhere to both lots of flowers.

Spellbinders Products:
    Other:  White, green and apricot card stockScrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares;  Want2Scrap: 250 Count - White Pearls, Swirls Finesse - White; Kaisercraft: Misty Mountain Collection; Pearl Flower centre embellishment

    Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

    {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Keeping You Close

Hello friends, thanks for stopping by.  Today I have a pretty card to share with you - using Spellbinders Dies along with some gorgeous Anna Griffin Inc embellishments and more.


The card front has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Etched Dies cut/embossed using the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform and Anna Griffin Inc flocked paper.


This has been popped up onto cream card stock using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The beautiful sentiment is from the Anna Griffin Inc. Grace Collection and has been layered onto the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares. 

The card front has been created by cutting/emboss two Card Creator Emmeline Treillage Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken  using pink card stock and the outer cutting edge only.  Score one Emmeline Treillage at 2cm and fold forward.  Apply double sided tape to the folded section; add the second die cut to the first to create the card base - making sure to line up the edges.  Pop up the card front onto the base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares. 


The Little Birdie Craft Natalie Pearl Pink flowers and foliage have been glued on the left side of the sentiment  using varying size flowers.


This card is linked to the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Die and/or Punch
Colour Crazy Challenge - ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTION OF DIES OR PUNCHES
QKR Stampede - ANYTHING GOES
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - Lots of Layers
Tuesday Throwdown - Stitching - Real or Faux
Unicorn Challenge - Stitching Real or Faux
Crafter's Cafe - Lot's of Layers
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
Allsorts - Flowers All Over

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting

Friday, July 20, 2018

Tons of Love

Hello friends - thanks so much for stopping by.  I have been praying around with backgrounds and am loving the way this one turned out - and of course the whale.  There are whales surfacing everywhere at the moment and I love seeing the photos - they are so amazing.


The card font has been created by spraying Little Birdie Crafts Color Spray in Ocean Mist onto acetate, this has then been spritzed with water and a piece of white card stock placed on top and the Colour Spray allowed to soak in - the results are instant and I am pretty sure you would never get the same result twice!


I have cut/embossed the card front using the largest die from the Spellbinders Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies and the Platinum Die Cutting MachineIt has then been popped up onto a slightly larger pre-cut white card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.

The Whale has been coloured using Chameleon Pens, fussy cut/hand cut using scissors and popped up onto the card front also using 3D Foam Squares.  A computer generated sentiment has been layered onto slightly larger Black card stock and adhered below the whale using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L E-Z Adhesive Runner Ultra.



I have finished by adding water drops using Imagine irRESISTibles Pico Embellisher in Shimmer.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Die and/or Punch
Moving along with the Times - Wild Animals
Star Stampz Challenge - Summer Is Here 
Craftaholics R Us Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes 
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs -  Add a Sentiment
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Card Mania Anything Goes
Crafteezee - Summer
The Flower Challenge Monochrome

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

On Brave Wings She Flies

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by,  Today I have been playing with Spellbinders Dies, textured paper, inks and Colour Sprays - such a fun combination - hopefully you will like it too!


I have sponged the patterned paper using Imagine Memento Inks in Dandelion and Summer Sky using a Sponge Dauber.  Next Little Birdie Crafts Color  Splash Spray in Lemon Zing has been spritzed onto the inked card front.  The card front has been popped up onto slightly larger purple card stock using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares and onto a slightly larger pre-cut card base.


The Shapeabilities Leaves So Very Gorgeous Etched Dies Good Vibes Only Collection by Stephanie Low has been cut using both the small leaf die and Backer and patterned paper; followed by a Backer only using white card stock and the Platinum Die Cutting  and Embossing Machine.

The Shapeabilities Wandering Butterflies Etched Dies Good Vibes Only Collection by Stephanie Low Wide Wing Butterfly and Backer have been cut/embossed using purple card stock.  The Backer only has been cut/embossed using white card stock that has been sponged using Imagine Memento Inks in Dandelion and Summer Sky.   Finishing with a computer generated sentiment being adhered to the top right corner using double sided tape.

 

This card is linked to the following challenges:
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - Lots of Layers
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Card Mania Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Lot's of Layers
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Animals Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting - Always add an Animal

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

                                                           {{{hugs}}} and happy creating


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Little Birdie Crafts - The Sky is the Limit

Hello friends, I am so glad you stopped by.  I am very excited to be sharing a new card on the  Little Birdie Crafts Blog.  I am having so much fun with their fabulous products - for this card I have used some of the stunning Chipboard, papers, flowers and the NEWLY launched Sparkle Paste - you are able to see a step by step tutorial on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog.


    Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

                                           {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


Cut and Emboss - Hope Shines Through

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I am back with a card using the Spellbinders Rose Flourish Cut and Emboss Folder.  The more I use the Cut and Emboss folders the more I see how amazingly detailed they are, so quick and easy to use - they are totally addictive! I hope I inspire you to check them out - you will not be sorry!


Cut/emboss the Rose Flourish Cut and Emboss Folder using white card stock and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform.


 Sponge the embossed pattern using Imagine Radiant Neon inks in Electric Pink for the roses and Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves on the leaves. Back the die cut areas using green card stock. 


Pop up onto a slightly larger pink card base using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares. Stamp the sentiment from Penny Black Inc using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black  and finish by adding Want2Scrap White Pearls in graduating sizes under the sentiment. It is as easy as that!!

This card is linked to the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Create your own Designer Paper
Dragonfly Journeys - Summer Lovin'
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Totally Girly
Crafty Catz - ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTION OF THINK SUMMERTIME
QKR Stampede - ANYTHING GOES
That's Crafty! Challenge - Close to Nature
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge - In The Pink

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting

Monday, July 16, 2018

Spellbinders Floral Oval Tutorial

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by.  I have a new tutorial to share for Spellbinders using one of the new Special Moments Collection by Licensed Designer Marsia Job. Marisa's beautiful style brings together her signature floral designs and sentiments to help create expression through art and all of her collections work so well together.  The possibilities really are endless. 


'Shapeabilities Floral Oval Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job is a set of three dies includes a lattice oval with a flowered crescent shape, and a set of three different sized flower accents. Assemble them together to create a beautiful garden motif.  Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job brings together her signature floral designs and sentiments to help create expression through art. Special Moments complements her other collection to mix and match for a wonderful collaboration.' - Spellbinders

1. Cut/emboss one Blessings Vine Frame Etched Dies using light green card stock.
2. Adhere to a pre-cut white card base using liquid glue.

3. Cut/emboss one Oval from the Floral Oval Etched Dies using Grey card stock.
4. Cut/emboss the largest Scored and Pierced Oval  Etched Die using white card stock.
5. Glue the grey oval to the center  of the larger white oval.

6. Cut/emboss two Floral Oval Etched Dies Flower Crescent and additional three flowers using white card stock. NOTE: you will have a total of 6 individual flowers.
7. Ink the centres of all flowers using yellow ink, followed by highlights of orange using Sponge Daubers.


8. Sponge the leaves with green ink using a Sponge Dauber.
9. Layer the individual flowers onto co-ordinating flowers from the flower crescent using 3D Foam Squares. Note: Some flowers will remain one layer.

10. Glue the Flower Crescents around the white edges of the layered ovals, intertwining the extra leaves at each end.
11. Adhere a row of narrow scalloped lace along the lower portion of the card.
12.Alternate small and medium white pearls along the scalloped lace.
11. Cut/emboss the sentiment from the Blessings Frame Etched Dies, once using black card stock and once using silver card stock.
12. Glue the silver sentiment onto the black - slightly off setting to. give a shadow effect - this also gives the sentiment more dimension.

Spellbinders Products Used:

Other: Cream,dark green, light green, silver and white card stock; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares;  

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

                                                          {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting



Saturday, July 14, 2018

With Love, Hugs and Kisses

Hello friend, thanks so much for visiting!  It is Saturday here in the Nations Capital and we are trying to warm up from a -6 Celsius night - brrrr!  A good day for  time in The Studio.  Today I have a card to share with you created using one of the Spellbinders Handmade sets by Licensed Designer Stephanie Low Creative


The hearts have been stamped using Imagine Memento ink in Rhubarb Stalk - such a great red!  They have been been cut/embossed using the co-ordinating Die from the Creativity Handmade by Stephanie Low Stamp and Die Set.   Four of the hearts have been glued onto patterned paper from Quick Quotes Company, that has been cut/embossed using the largest die from the Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Squares Etched Dies and the Platinum Die Cutting MachineThis has been popped up onto the top portion of a pre-cut card base using the largest die from the Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies.


The fifth heart has been popped up across  the middle of the card front onto a strip of Seam binding and the computer generated sentiment adhered to the centre using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L  3D Foam Squares.  Ruffled ribbon has been added below the Pierced Square and a double Seam Binding bow added.  The smaller bow has been stamped twice and cut/embossed using the co-ordinating die - it has then been layered with a 3D Foam Square for dimension and glued to the knot of the bow.
This card is link to the following challenges:
QKR Stampede - ANYTHING GOES
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Inspired By Movie (Love Story)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Stitching Real or Faux
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ -  Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting