Papercraft Business Card Challenge: March 2020 – Challenge #27

Another month means another challenge from PaperCraft Business Challenge! Looking for a way to keep track of your card challenges? Check out the Papercraft Business Challenge Planner!Are you ready to participate in the March 2020 – Challenge #27? The theme for March’s challenge is “Boy/Male Birthday Card“.The prize this month is Magnolia – Edwin with Teo Dragon Stamp Set (see image below).

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Check out my Design Team (DT) entry for this month’s challenge:

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I started off by drawing out diagonal lines across the entire A2 panel. I measured the space required for the “Happy” stamp from Altenew’s Birthday Builder stamp set to ensure even spacing for the rows.

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Using Altenew’s Turquoise Crisp Dye Ink and my Simon Says Stamp acrylic block to repeatedly stamp a clean “Happy” to cover the panel.

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Then I grabbed  a scrap of Simon Says Stamp’s Black Cardstock, and prepped it using an anti-static powder bag. Then I heat embossed “happy birthday” using Brutus Monroe’s Gilded embossing powder and Versamark Ink. psx_20200224_2223503865008071884064693.jpg

Then I grabbed Altenew’s Leaf Canopy stamp set and used the large filled leaf set to heat emboss the image onto a panel of Neenah Solar White Cardstock using Brutus Monroe’s Gilded embossing powder. At this point, you could do a second layer of embossing powder, which would make the image much smoother (and in retrospect, I should’ve done that for a more solid look). psx_20200224_2224136367393842161342987.jpg

I cut a panel of Simon Says Stamp’s Black Cardstock to approximately 4×5.25 inches, then backed it with a panel of craft foam measuring approximately 3.75×5 inches. Then I adhered it to an A2 card base of Neenah Solar White cardstock. I trimmed down my  stamped panel to approximately 3.75×5 inches and adhered it to my cardbase. Then I fussy cut my gold embossed leaf image and popped it up onto my stamped panel using some foam squares. I also trimmed down my sentiment strip and backed it with a strip of Simon Says Stamp’s Big Momma foam tape and adhered it to the bottom right corner of my card front. psx_20200224_2225063111077131130847747.jpg

Voila! A simple, yet sophisticated masculine appropriate birthday card.

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Stamps:

– Altenew’s Birthday Builder Stamp set

-Altenew’s Leaf Canopy stamp set

Inks:

-Altenew Crisp Dye in Turquoise

Tsukineko’s Versamark Ink

Other Supplies:

– Neenah Solar White cardstock (SSS)

Brutus Monroe’s Gilded Embossing Powder

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue (SSS)

Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape (SSS)

Tools:

– My Sweet Petunia’s MISTI Stamping Tool (SSS)

Tim Holtz Mini Comfort Trimmer (SSS)

Simon Says Stamp’s Acrylic Blocks (SSS)

Simon Says Stamp’s Grid Transparency (SSS)

WOW Dual Speed Heat Tool (SSS)

Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine

– Anti-Static Powder Bag

Tom Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat

 

PaperCraft Business Card Challenge: February 2020 – Challenge #26

Another month means another challenge from PaperCraft Business Challenge! Looking for a way to keep track of your card challenges? Check out the Papercraft Business Challenge Planner!

Are you ready to participate in the February 2020 – Challenge #26? The theme for February’s challenge is “Love / Valentines Day”.

The prize this month is Lawn Fawn’s “Whale You Be Mine?” Stamp Set (see image below).

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Check out my DT entry for this month’s challenge:

I wanted to create something simple, but cute. I started off with the multi heart stamp from Concord & 9TH’s ‘Little Love Tags’ stamp and die set. I love the look of these hearts and it’s perfect to create a patterned background. I started off with Catherine Pooler’s Dye Ink in Rockin’ Red.

I stamped the Red across the entire bottom of the panel.

Then I grabbed Catherine Pooler’s Polished Dye Ink and created a second row of hearts. This stamp lines up perfectly as long as you take a little time to make sure you’re lining it up. I prefer to stand so I get a nice full view when lining up my stamps. I then grabbed “It’s a Girl” ink from Catherine Pooler and did a third row, making sure the hearts lined up properly.

I finished off the top of the panel with “Party Dress” ink from Catherine Pooler, completing my patterned background.

I trimmed the panel down to approximately 4×5.25 inches. Then I took the large heart die from the same Concord and 9th stamp and die set and lined it up in the center of my panel and ran it through my die cutting machine. I also cut out the same hearts from some scrap cardstock – twice from Neenah Solar White Cardstock and once from Simon Says Stamp’s schoolhouse red cardstock.

To add a bit of pizzazz to my panel, I ran my Versamark ink pad all along the edges of my panel and sprinkled Brutus Monroe’s Gilded Embossing powder and heat embossed it. This gives an organic gold border around the panel – a technique I’ve always wanted to try, but never found the right piece to do it with…until now!

I then cut a piece of craft foam measuring approximately 3.75×5 inches and adhered it to the back of my panel. Then I used some liquid glue to adhere everything to an A2 cardbase of Neenah Solar White Cardstock.

I also stamped “Love and Hugs” from the stamp set inside of the Schoolhouse red heart using Versamark ink and heat embossed using more of the Brutus Monroe Gilded embossing powder. Then I stacked the two white hearts and then added the Red heart on top. Then I placed the stacked hearts into the previously cut out heart opening in the panel.

Then I grabbed a piece of scrap Simon Says Stamp’s Black cardstock and heat embossed “XOXOXO” sentiment from the stamp set using Brutus Monroe’s Alabaster White embossing powder. I trimmed down the sentiment strip and adhered it to the panel using Simon Says Stamp’s Big Mamma foam tape.

I wanted to add a bit more shimmer, so I grabbed Tonic’s Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen in Midas Touch and coloured in random hearts all over the panel. Then I used Gina K. Design’s Crystalline Drops over top to add some clear dimension.

Voila! A cute, and simple LOVE card. This could be for Valentine’s Day, Anniversary, Birthday even! Thanks for checking out my blog and I hope to see you enter this month’s Challenge!

Stamps:

Concord & 9TH ‘Little Love Tags’ stamp and die set

Inks:

Tsukineko’s Versamark Ink

– Catherine Pooler Dye Inks: Party Dress, It’s a Girl, Polished, Rockin’ Red

– Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink

Other Supplies:

Neenah Solar White cardstock

Simon Says Stamp’s Cardstock – Black

Simon Says Stamp’s Cardstock – Schoolhouse Red

-Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen – Midas Touch

Brutus Monroe’s Gilded Embossing Powder

Gina K Designs Crystalline Drops

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue (SSS)

Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape (SSS)

– Craft Foam

Tools:

Crystal Katana Jewel Picker (SSS)

Tim Holtz Mini Comfort Trimmer (SSS)

Simon Says Stamp’s Acrylic Blocks (SSS)

WOW Dual Speed Heat Tool (SSS)

– Anti-Static Powder Bag

Tom Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat

Therm-O-Web Purple Tape

– Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine

It’s Christmas!

Feeling super festive, I’ve been working on wanted on my cards for Christmas. I used several dies which is outside my wheelhouse and my stamping was really all about creating a nice background for my die cut letters – hope you like it!

I started off by using Concord and 9th’s Holly Berry Turnabout stamp set to create a panel that can be used as a background. Concord and 9ths turnabout stamps are really unique because there are so many options with one stamp set! They do however require a stamping tool. I use My Sweet Petunia’s MISTI Stamping Tool but really any stamping tool will work. You MAY be able to use a very large stamping block…but that’s not something I’ve ever tried.

I opted to go full out with it for this card. Here’s are the basics behind turnabout stamps. First things first…the jig. The Jig is a plastic template that you place down in your stamping tool to line up your panel. There are little corner marks to show you exactly where your paper should be placed, as well as numbers in the top right corner of each side – 1, 2, 3 & 4 so you know which side you’re rotating/stamping on. Then you place your cardstock – I used a bit of removable tape runner to the back of the card panel to help it stay in place temporarily. I’m using an A2 sized panel of Neenah Solar White cardstock. Then in the stamp set, there’s an acetate sheet with a giant ‘X’ on it as well as some printed portion of the stamp. You’re going to line that up with your jig and paper so that the center point is in the center of your panel.

Then you’re going to line up your stamp with the printed images on on the acetate sheet, then close your stamping tool and the stamp will get picked up on the cover of your stamping tool ready to be stamped. Just remember to remove your acetate template before stamping.

I opted to stamp my greenery using Altenew’s Just Green Crisp Dye Ink. Then…you rotate the jig (with the card panel still stuck to it) to the next number. I started off with my jig in position 1 (top right corner), so I rotated the jig so that number 2 was now in the top right corner. I inked the stamp up again, and stamped it down. You’ll see that the panel is starting to fill up with the greenery in a really cool pattern. You can always opt to stop here, or to change the colour you’re stamping with, however I opted to use the same colour for all the greenery.

Turn to position 3 in the top right corner….ink, stamp….rotate to position 4, ink stamp….done with the greenery!

In this particular stamp set, there’s a second stamp with berries. You can opt to just have the greenery, just have the berries or do both…I’m doing both. So same process. I started back in position #1, applied the acetate template for the berry stamp, lined up the berry stamp, then started stamping.

Same process – ink, stamp, rotate…ink, stamp, rotate…ink, stamp, rotate….done! Below shows the completed panel with all of the greenery and the berries stamped out.

This would make a really great background, but for this particular card, I’m die cutting the word “NOEL” using EK Success Cutter BEE Alphabet Dies. I made sure the letters were lined up with proper spacing, then I used a piece of purple tape to keep everything together. I placed it onto my stamped panel, ran it through my Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine (any die cutting machine will work here). Voila….a really cool patterned “NOEL”, plus…I can use the negative space on another card! I love being able to get two cards out of one technique!

Then on to my base panel. I stared with an embossing folder from Darice with a really cute Christmas pattern on an A2 panel of Neenah Solar White cardstock.

Then I took the bow out of Cheery Lynn Designs Die – Ornamental Wreath – DL143 die set, and a piece of Simon Says Stamp Glitter Paper – Crimson and ran it through my die cutting machine again to get a really sparkly bow 🙂

Then I grabbed a wreath die I found in my stash – I don’t have the details for it as it’s an older die, but I loved the size of this wreath. I ran the die through my die cutting machine twice with a piece of DCVW Green Shimmer Cardstock to get two subtle sparkly wreaths.

Then I put everything together….I trimmed down the embossed panel to approximately 5.25×4 inches, then adhered it to an A2 card base of Neenah Solar White Cardstock. Then I placed all of the dies..starting with the wreaths. I staggered both wreath die cuts to get a fuller looking wreath. I then placed the sparkly bow, using some pieces of Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape to give the bow a bit of dimension.

Then I lined up the “NOEL” letter die cuts at the bottom of the panel and eyeballed the spacing a bit. I started with the first and last letters, then aligned the center letters….this allows for a bit of better placement overall.

That’s it! Lots of different elements to this card, but I feel like it really came together nicely. I paired the card with a Christmas red envelope to finish things off.

Stamps/Dies/Embossing Folders:
Cheery Lynn Designs Die – Ornamental Wreath – DL143

Concord and 9th’s Holly Berry Turnabout stamp

-Darice Embossing Folder

-EK Success Cutter BEE Alphabet Dies

Other Supplies:

– Neenah Solar White cardstock (SSS)

-DCVW Shimmer Cardstock

Simon Says Stamp Glitter Paper – Crimson

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue (SSS)

Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape (SSS)

Tools:

– My Sweet Petunia’s MISTI Stamping Tool (SSS)

Tim Holtz Mini Comfort Trimmer (SSS)0

Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine

Tag! You’re It! – Papercraft Challenge #23 (New DT)

So I’ve been accepted by an awesome design team at Papercraft Business Challenge. It’s a great monthly challenge for paper crafters and definitely a way for me to think outside my usual box. I’m beyond excited! One way to help keep track of dates for this as well as other challenges grab a Challenge Planner! They’re handy and stylish.

The October challenge #23 is Tags! Check out the blog at Papercraft Business Challenge for all the details and to submit your entry!

My entry for this month is a Halloween inspired card using a tag.

It’s a pretty simple card but I thought it was really cute. I started off with Simon Says Stamp’s ‘Jack O Lanterns’ stencil, Spectrum Noir Midus Pigment ink in Silver and Pickett Fence’s Life Changing Blender Brushes and stencilled faces on the black cardstock tag.

I repeated that several times using different faces from the stencil until the tag was filled. Then I used Clearly Besotted’s ‘Spooky Spirits’ stamp and die set to stamp and cut out several ghosts.

I cut a sheet of zig zag patterned paper measuring approximately 4.25×5.5 inches from Tim Holtz’s Ideology Halloween Kraft Stock Paper Pad. I adhered the tag using a 3M neon orange washi tape and stamped a sentiment across the bottom using Gina K Amalgam Ink.

I added the ghosts using some foam squares around the tag.

Then to add a smidge of dimension I used Nuvo Drops in ebony black on the eyes of each of the ghosts.

I then added the panel to a card base measuring approximately 4.25×5.5 inches and my Challenge card is complete!

Stamps/Stencils:

– Clearly Besotted ‘Spooky Spirits’ stamp set

– Simon Says Stamp’s ‘Jack O’ Lanterns ‘ Stencil

Inks:

– Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink – Black

– Spectrum Noir Silver Midas Metallic Pigment Ink

Other Supplies:

– Neenah Solar White cardstock

– Simon Says Stamp’s Cardstock – Fog

– Tim Holtz Ideology Halloween Kraft Stock Paper Pad

– Tonic Nuvo Drops – Ebony Black

– Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen – Glitter

– Scotch 3M Xpressions Washi Tape

– Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue

– Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares

Tools:

– My Sweet Petunia’s MISTI Stamping Tool

– Tim Holtz Mini Comfort Trimmer

– Simon Says Stamp’s Acrylic Blocks

– Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine

– Pickett Fence’s Life Changing Blender Brushes

CAS(E) Card Challenge #312 (cts#312)

Another Card Challenge!

CAS(E) Card Sketch Challenge #312:

Below is my submission:

My card features:

1. Carta Bella Spring Market 6×6 Paper Pad (cbsm80023)

2. Simon Says Stamp “Moments of Grace” stamp set (sss101951)

3. Ranger’s Distress Oxide ink

4. We R Memory Keepers’ Precision Stencil (stripes)

5. Recollections “Gold” Embossing powder