Saturday, 21 March 2015

SSS March 2015 card kit Card

Yay! That's twice now I've done a card for the kit during its actual month! Lol. So If you got the kit most of the is pretty obvious, so I'm not going to go into too much detail. The frame for the picture was die cut using Lawn Fawn's 'say cheese' Polaroid die (the paper was I gift, sorry I don't know from what company), I used the die again around one of the included journal cards to get the image a perfect size (also left me with a super cute Polaroid frame!), I die cut the sentiments using SSS' 'love, family, life' set, and the crafter workshop's 'today' die. The background was made with the stamps included in the kit using SSS inks 'sunshine', 'slate' and 'fog'. I also used Tim holtz's distress inks 'mustard seed' and 'pumice stone' to edge the card base, 'photo', frame, and inside sentiment journal card. I embellished with a few homemade enamel dots and a paper flower. Hope you got inspired, happy crafting!!

Oh ship! Late birthday card.

I created this card for my sister and her husband (waited to post anything till they got it), because I was working during both of their birthdays and completely forgot to even message them! I the insperation for the background from "Theresa Momber" on YouTube video titled 'Tropical sunset card making tutorial', the only big difference is that I used Tim Holtz (TH) distressed ink in colors 'Picked raspberry', 'Spiced marmalade' and 'Mustard seed' for the background. I also versamark stamped and clear embossed the ship from the SSS (Simon Says Stamp) 'Naughty nautical' stamp set, this is also where all the sentiment stamps come from. For the sentiment clouds I hole punched them out of white cardstock with a Fiskars paper punch, created "shadows" using Copic Caio markers C-0,1 & 2, took my blending tool around the edges to reflect the sunset colors, stamped them with the 'oh Ship' sentiment in onyx black versafine ink and attached them to my base with foam squares. The background clouds were created using memory box's 'cloud cover' stencil and TH distress paint in 'picket fence' (layered a few times for depth) applied with my finger. I added some homemade enamel dots and some clear shimmery sequins for a little pop.
The cloud inside is the exact same technique as the ones on the front. The skull and speech bubble were stamped using the onyx black versafine, and color box petal point 'brocade' dark purple pigment ink for the sentiment on the bubble. The top sentiment was stamped with clear versamark and heat embossed with gold powder. The gift card holder was made with some scrap paper I had, colored with the same distress inks as the front, and I just used the gift card I got as a template for size. I also made a hand made envelope that where I embossed my 'calligraphy' and water colored over the whole envelope using "Kristina Werner's" technique (not shown due to address'). I hope you get inspired, happy crafting!!

Sunday, 25 January 2015


This a page from my art journal, I'm not going to list anything, but if you have an questions about techniques or supplies just ask. This was heavily inspired by Vicky Papaioannou's blossom art journal page, there is a YouTube video of it, and it is wonderful. Happy crafting!!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Valentine's Day card #1

Time for some lovin'!! Lol. Simon says stamp has issued a Valentine's Day card challenge, and I have made my first! Nothing too complicated, it was fun though! The base card is white Simon says stamp (SSS) 150lb base weight card stock, cut to standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size, short top folding. The SSS largest sized stitched rectangle die was used to cut the center panel (pnl) out of blue paper, I added edge blending w/ Tim holtz (TH) distressed ink broken china, I used the cloud die from the SSS soaring for you set to cut out cloud shapes from the pnl, & attached it to the card base w/ thin foam tape. I also added the frame cutout from the center pnl to the base card, fussy cut it to size & attached w/ glue runner. Then I cut more clouds from plain white cardstock that I attached w/ doubled up foam squars, edge blended w/ TH distressed ink broken china and shaded w/ copics. The grassy hills at the bottom were just fussy cut from green scraps, and were edge blended using the TH distress ink fresh cut grass. I stamped all of the images using the versafine black ink, colored using copics (I have a list of what was used if anyone wants me to start posting that too), the stamp sets used were SSS soaring for you stamp & die set and Julie Nutting's lots of love stamps. I stamped and fussy cut the girl, used glossy accents, white enamel accents, and clear wink of Stella to embellish. The hearts were all punched out of random patterned paper from my scrap stash using a Martha Stewart heart paper punch, attached w/ elders glue & foam squares, accented w/ a uniball white pen. I hope you like it, and find inspiration! Happy crafting!

Friday, 23 January 2015

SSS January 2015 card kit card.

Yay! This is the first time I've gotten a card done within the month of the kit! Lol when you are station overseas and have an APO address, things tend to take a while for shipping! I had a lot of fun with this one, the base card is Simon says stamp (SSS) white 150lb base weight card stock cut to standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 side folding size. The background panel (pnl) is 4"x 5 1/4, the wood fence paper is 3x3, all attached w/ the glue runner pictured above (all patterned paper, stamps and most supplies were included in the card kit). I cut out the "doors" from one of the patterned papers, used thin scraps as hinges, and cut the inside of the "doors" from the same paper. I used the Tim holtz distressed embossing ink to stamp the "thanks", covered it w/ ranger "sticky" embossing pwd and heat set it, then covered it in the purple perfect pearls, misted it with water (using the mini mister) after wiping off the excess to set the pwd. For the "snow much" I tried to use the SSS white pigment ink, but had some difficulties getting a clean image (it's not something I've used before), so I then covered it in ranger fine white embossing pwd and heat set it. The "for everything you do" and internal snow flakes I used the color box dark & light purple pigment ink. The "door handles" are clear iridescent sequins (available @ SSS) and the clear snow flake sequins are from a previous card kit (also available @ SSS) all attached w/ matte medium. I used an awl (bought at a dolor store) to poke a hole in the side of the card where I ran the lt blue twine through (from American crafts) and tied a bow to keep the doors closed. Hope you like it, and find insperation. Happy crafting! (P.s. I feel like I could improve this, if you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments!)

SSS Aug 2014 card kit card.

I have to admit, the teal colored one is my fav so I'm going to focus on it. All of the card stock used started off as smooth white, the background panel was stamped with the small ice cream stamps w/ clear versamark ink in a random pattern, heat embossed w/ ranger clear embossing pwd, and Tim holtz peacock feather distress ink blended on top. The big ice cream image was stamped using memento tuxedo black ink, colored w/ copics, fussy cut and covered w/ ranger glossy accents and attached w/ foam squares. The top panel's images were stamped with the same peacock feather distress ink and clear embossed, w/ slight edge blending around the whole pnl attached w/ foam squares. The banner is hand cut using the exact same technique as the background pnl also attached w/ foam squares. There are also a few random gem stones attached to the surface as well. I hope you find insperation, happy crafting!!

"Classy" Halloween card.

Ok, this one was a fun accident! The stamp is from tattered Angels vintage seasons Halloween hauntings, stamped w/ clear versamark ink, heat embossed with ranger super fine white embossing pwd. On top of the image the gradient candy corn colors were made by blending Tim holtz distressed inks spiced marmalade (bottom), and mustand seed (middle) onto white Simon says stamp (SSS) 120lb base weight cardstock, cut to standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 long top folding size. I used store bought thin garden twine to wrap around it, and attached homemade perler bead enamel dots (there's a great tutorial on YouTube by corenscreations) glued down w/ multi-matte medium.