Friday, June 14, 2019

Splat Island Golf Green Father's Day Card

And here is my second Father's Day card...this one is for the hubs...the golfer in my life! Too bad I can't add two tickets to where ever this fab place is, and it's probably the hardest green on the planet! I think Jack Nicklaus would be proud! On this one, I used Tim's Sizzix Splat Thinlit in a totally different way, as well as the Beach Sidekick Order. The Splat totally spoke golf to me the first time I saw it on his FB Live. I can never have enough golf goods in my stash since my household is full of golfers. I had way too much making this one, and it came together fast. I know the hubs will love this card.
I die cut the Splat with Kraft Core Nostalgic Cardstock, and the ocean is Metallic Jewel Cardstock.
Aren't the Pennants from Tim and Stamper's Anonymous super fun?!! So many uses. I stamped the banner in Barn Door Archival from Ranger onto Specialty Stamping Paper. The #1 and dad sentiment is from a Pegz set. I used the smallest circle punch for the golf ball.
Using the mini Texture Fade from the Beach Sidekick Order, I embossed with it many times onto the blue metallic cardstock. It created some flat spots since I embossed so many times, but that mostly gets covered up. I didn't have a larger folder with me, so I had to make due. Sadly, I didn't have any sand paper with me to rough up the raised designs...go figure! I also embossed the golf ball with the Dot Matrix Fade. I hand cut a pole for the flag, and die cut all the tiny palms with more Nostalgic Cardstock. I also hand cut a tee from SSP and inked over it with Barn Door, cut a mound for the tee box on the mainland, and made a slit in it for the tee to slip into.
The golf green island, palms, and sun got a thin coating of Distress Glitter with the Glitter that thing.
(Die Cut Machine, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Stamp Platform, Adhesive Strips, Foam Tape)
-Core-dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core: Nostalgic
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Splat
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft Stock: Metallic Jewels
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Pennants
-Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Barn Door, Black Soot, Vintage Photo
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Paper Punch: Small Circle
-Pegz Alpha Stamps
-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Sidekick Side-Order: Beach
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Texture Fade: Dot Matrix
-Ranger Tim Holtz Collage Medium: Matte
-Stamper's Anonymous Glitter Duster
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Glitter: Clear Rock Candy
-Ranger Surfaces Cardstock: Black

Thanks so much for coming by. I hope all you Dads and Granddads have a great weekend. Until next time, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Wacky Professor Father's Day Card

Hello All! Sorry it's been so long...the Summer months keep me lazy...sort of anyway. I will try to visit everyone soon. Today, I have the first of two Father's Day cards...this one a wacky Steampunk type card made for my FIL, full of stamps from Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous...namely The Professor, and lots of new Tim Archival Ink from Ranger...oh and his great new Voltage Sizzix Die too. Phew...a lot went into this card!!!  I love The Professor stamp set, and there are so many images to keep you creating. The vintage style makes me happy I had to add many more images from other vintage looking sets. Hope you like, but more importantly I hope the FIL likes it. 
I'm on the road so time and products are light, so I only have three step out photos. I started by stamping images from The Professor and Noble Gent sets, using Archival Ink onto Distress Heavystock. I stamped over the images many times using different colors of ink for a layered effect. I messed up on the second briefcase, so I stamped another...thank goodness for the Stamping Platform. I fussy cut all the images out...ugh...and stacked them up. I made the Professor into a bust, as I ran out of room on my card...typical...and stamped his face again, cutting out the goggles, nose, and mustache, for a 3D layer.
I put together the Voltage meter, but I added stamping to it from The Professor, and then added sides and a top to it, so it would become a that collects data and spits out an informational ticket! could happen!!! I made the ticket from a Label Sticker and added stamping to it with Pegz Stamps.
Then came lots more stamping using four more sets. The background was extra busy, but I like it. The important thing is, I stamped the zig zag thing...a cranking lift jack thingy now...hopefully to give the illusion that the wacky Professor rises from his hat and into the sky. seriously could happen!!! Then I added the rest of my pieces on.
(Stamp Platform, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Die Cut Machine, Adhesive Strips, Foam Tape)
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Brown Espresso, Vintage Photo, Barn Door, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: The Professor, Noble Gent, Tailor and Houndstooth, Vintage Auto, Merchantile, Merchant
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz Die: Voltage
-Pegz Alpha Stamps
-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
-Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Pen: Silver, Gold
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Classic Label Stickers, Long Fastener, Hardware Heads, Heirloom Rose Halloween
-Ranger Glossy Accents

I'll be back tomorrow with another Father's Day Card. Thanks for stopping by! I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Glorious Garden Cutout Mother's Day Cards

Hey there everyone! I finally made some time...very short time to make my Mother's Day cards for my Mom (red) and my Mother In Law (yellow). I've been creative but haven't touched inks, stamps, or card making goods for awhile, so it was nice to have some Paper Crafting time. These were super simple and so fast to make...about an hour and a half to make both. Hope you like.
I wanted to make sure my image came out perfect so I used the Stamp Platform to stamp the Glorious Garden stamp from Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous, using Jet Black Archival from Ranger, and onto Tim's Heavystock.
I used the 'mom' from my May Set of stamps from WeCraft for the sentiment, stamping with Jet Black and embossing with Clear powder.
I used Tim's new Cutout Blossoms Thinlits from Sizzix to die cut over the large flower in the top left corner. These dies are too too cool!
Tim has a few borderless floral background dies now, but I don't have the new one that I wanted to use on this, so I dug through my stash. I found the packaging from my favorite Hand Creme...Margot Elena's Lollia At Last. Not only does it smell divine but the packaging is fabulous with the lacy cutout. I adhered it to colored cardstock from Tim, trimmed around it to the size of my card. I also adhered the floral card to the same colored cardstock, and then added a Kraft matting as well. I stitched around the floral card and the background base.
I inked the edges of everything, and used a Distress Tool to tatter up some of the edges of the card. Then I used Distress Inks and a Detail Water Brush to color in some parts of the floral card using yellows or reds. I love the way the cards came out, and I'm sure my special Mothers will too!

(Stamp Platform, Paper Trimmer, Craft Pick, Paper Distressor, Scissors, Ink Blending Tool, Detail Waterbrush)
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Glorious Garden
-The Artful Maven Holiday Collection Stamp Set: May
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Cutout Blossoms
-Coordinations Tim Holtz Cardstock: Kraft Core Nostalgic, Distress Collection
-Ranger Adhesive Strips, Sheets
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Aged Mahogany, Festive Berries, Antique Linen
-Lacey Cutout from Lollia At Last Handcreme Packaging

Happy Mother's Day to all you lovely crafting Mother's!!! I hope you have a super special weekend filled with love!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Friday, May 03, 2019

Ranger Glacier White Pigment Ink Steampunk 'Proud' Card

Hello All! Today, I have my last Ranger sample card from Creativation this year, this time using Glacier White Pigment Ink in many ways, along with lots of Tim Holtz goodness. This one was probably my fav...I think...from the six that I made, mostly because of the Industrial Steampunk type feel that I LOVE to get messy in. And...the sentiment is a fav (from Wendy Vecchi), as I try to live by that especially while creating. Hope you enjoy.
I cut a piece of black cardstock to just under A2 card size, and die cut the brick thinlit from Tim's Mixed Media 3 from Sizzix. I used a bunch of post it notes to cover up the area without the die cutting, and I inked over the bricks with the Glacier White Pigment Ink and an Ink Tool, so that it looks like a gray mortar.
I rearranged the post it notes to cover up the bricks this time, leaving the rest of the cardstock for stamping. I stamped Tim's images from Inventor 1 and Inventor 2 from Stamper's Anonymous using the Glacier White. I love the crisp white against the black.
I trimmed a piece of Kraft Cardstock the same size as the black, and stamped the alphabets from Tim's Newsprint and Type...a fav the corners so they will show through under the bricks, using the Glacier White.
I adhered the two pieces together using Tim's Crazing Collage Medium, and applying extra inside the the look when dried.
Using a #5 Kraft Tag, I embossed the Mechanics 3D Texture Fade. I rubbed the Glacier White Pad over the raised images and then added Clear Embossing Powder over and heat set it. I inked in all the unembossed areas with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I mounted the card onto a piece of Heavystock, and added the tag to the card.  I left a wider border on the left side so I could sew a thick zig-zag stitch.
I mounted the card onto Kraft and finally onto a black cardstock base. I adhered a Mini Gear to the tag hole. Using a Paper Doll, I stamped Wendy's sentiment with Glacier White and heat embossed it with Clear Powder. I inked the edges in Pumice and added him on with foam tape so it looks like he is resting on the gear.
(Adhesive Strips and Sheets, White Foam Tape, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Multi Matte)
-Ranger Surfaces: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock
-Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Thinlits: Mixed Media #3
-Ranger Pigment Ink Pad: Glacier White with ReInker
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Inventor 1, Inventor 2, Newsprint and Type
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Crazing
-Ranger Paintbrush
-Tonic Tim Holtz Paper Distressor
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Tags: #5 Kraft
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations 3D Texture Fade: Mechanics
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Pumice Stone
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Stamp Set: Party Art
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Paper Doll, Mini Gears, Tiny Fasteners

Thanks for stopping by today and for all the love and support. Don't stop until you're proud, and as always...I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Ranger Archival Ink and Texture Pastes 'Cheers' Card

Hello everyone! Here is the fifth card (for a birthday I think) I made for the Ranger booth for Creativation this year, using Archival Inks, Texture Pastes, and lots of Wendy Vecchi goodies! There are several steps to this, but it really comes together fast...just look at the vivid and fun colors and so much texture! Enjoy!
I stamped Wendy's Paper Doll stamp from the Stamp It Stencil It set from Stamper's Anonymous, onto Tim's Heavystock with Jet Black Archival, and again on post it note to use as a mask.
I masked the Paper Doll and then spread a thin layer of Opaque Crackle Paste onto the tag and also on another card for the base.
Once dry, I added Transparent Gloss Paste through Wendy's Lots of Dots Stencil onto both the tag and card. You can never have too much texture.
While still keeping the mask on, I inked over the tag and card base using lots of Archival Inks, blending them into each other, and pushing the ink into the cracks.
Using Paradise Teal Archival and Wendy's Alphabets Stencil, I randomly inked in the smaller alphabet over portions of the tag and card.
Using Vibrant Fuchsia Archival, I stamped the Script Background Stamp over the tag and card.
I added Opaque Matte Paste through Tim's Mini Falling Stars Layering Stencil onto the tag and card, and then sprinkled Gold Embossing Powder onto the stars, and then heat embossed for even more texture.
I removed the mask, and wow it did such a good job, and then I laid the coordinating stencil on top of the doll and inked in the hat with Coffee Archival. I left the stencil on and stamped on top of it with Coffee using the Ticking Background Stamp for a texture look on the hat.
I positioned the stencil on again this time for the ribbon on the hat, and inked in with Paradise Teal. Then I inked in her face with Pale Ochre, her lips with Vibrant Fuschia, and her hair with Saffron all using the Detail Ink Blending Tool.
I laid the stencil on again for the ribbon on her hat (as well as her lips) and added Transparent Matte Paste for a little depth.
I stitched around the card and tag with white thread, and matted each onto more Heavystock, and a card base. Then I stenciled in the Cheers with Jet Black using Wendy's Occasion Sentiments, added the Crinkle Ribbon and Heirloom Rose, and then mounted the tag onto the card. Oh and I added dots of Glossy Accents onto her eyes.
(Adhesive Strips, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Craft Squegee, Palette Knife, Detail Blending Tool,
Multi Matte, Glossy Accents )
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock #8 Tag
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Vibrant Fuchsia, Majestic Violet, Paradise Teal, Vivid Chartreuse, Saffron,
 Pale Ochre, Coffee
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Stamp It Stencil It: Paper Doll
-Ranger Surfaces: Mixed Media Cardstock
-Ranger Texture Paste: Opaque Crackle, Transparent Gloss, Opaque Matte, Transparent Matte
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Stencils for Art: Lots of Dots, Alphabets, Occasion Sentiments
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Mini Falling Stars
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Gold
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Background Stamps: Ticking, Script
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Heirloom Roses, Crinkle Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by everyone. I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!