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!