Sunday, July 15, 2018

Super Card Team-Up with Eileen Hull

What happens when you combine Eileen Hull's new Book Club Ch. 2 collection, ColorBox Blends ink and DCWV paper? You get a super cool team-up that packs a punch! Check out this card I made:

Papers are from the DCWV Palms & Ferns stack.

I based my card off off the July DCWV challenge on their Facebook page using the challenge sketch:

Here are a few tips and tricks I used making the card and utilizing Eileen's ColorBox Blends inks. The Blends pigment inks contain about 10x more ink than a standard ink pad and come with a built in applicator.

Technique 1 – I first used the Hearts Journaling Card die to cut a stencil out of transparency film.

I stenciled a pattern of hearts through a circle mask I cut and onto the card base. The Blends applicator makes it super easy to stencil!

(The new Credit Card Sleeve Die has a separate slot piece so you can cut them wherever you want in the sleeve.)

Technique 2 - You can also use the Blends to create interesting backgrounds. Squish a quantity of ink onto your craft mat and then spritz with water. Drag and blot your paper through the ink to build up layers of splotchy goodness. I dried it in between layers.

I used these backgrounds to cut my flower pieces from. Keep an eye on Eileen's blog this month as the Inspiration Team shares more projects and tips for using her new die Collection and Blends inks! You don't want to miss all the creative fun! You can also ask to join the Eileen Hull Fan Club on Facebook and soak up the creative tips, inspiration and sharing in our supportive, friendly group.

I am also sharing this card with the Frilly & Funkie Blog "B" Happy challenge. There is always fun stuff to see there so check them out too.

Eileen Hull Sizzix -
Scallop Border ( SizzixSSS )

Credit Card Sleeve & Tags ( Sizzix )
Journaling Cards - Hearts ( SizzixSSS )
Journaling Cards - Flowers & Leaves ( SizzixSSS )
Journaling Words ( SizzixSSS )
Bird & Butterflies

Paper - DCWV Palms & Ferns stack
Eileen Hull's ColorBox Blends Ink - Melon, Wildberry, Tutu, Bay, Beach, Flagstone, Frog, Leaf, Sunshine, Ebony

Archival Ink - Jet Black
Distress Resist Spray
Gold embossing powder
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Tim Holtz Big Chat stickers
ribbon scraps

Sizzix & Simon Says Stamp links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!)

Friday, July 13, 2018

ACEO Display

Happy Friday to you all! My husband enjoyed the anime series One-Punch Man so I purchased an Artist Trading Card (aka ACEO) of the hero, Saitama for him as a Father's Day present. (The artist is Anne Dandan and you can see her work at her etsy store and follow her at @WrathOfBom.) I wanted to make a little display for the card so he could take it to work and use it for desk decor. ;-) Here is what I came up with:

Most of the supplies and dies I used are from Tim Holtz! Oxide Inks for the background (I loooove them!), the Cityscape dies and a Silly Monster provide the perfect setting for the card.

FYI the Cityscape die sets are on sale at right now at Sizzix. I love all the details they have. Check out the sale and see what other trouble you can get into! ;-)

Sizzix -
Tim Holtz Cityscape, Metropolis ( Sizzix / SSS )
Tim Holtz Cityscape, Commute ( Sizzix / SSS )
Tim Holtz Silly Monsters ( Sizzix )
Tim Holtz Mover & Shapers Mini Airplane & Cloud - retired
Tag Die - retired

Distress Ink - Black Soot
Distress Oxide Ink - Broken China, Salty Ocean
Embossing Powder - white
Ranger Emboss-It Dabber
caution washi tape
Tim Holtz Hinge Clip

Sizzix & Simon Says Stamp links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!)

Monday, July 9, 2018

Christmas Decor with Topflight Stamps

Hello there! It's Christmas in July time and today I'm sharing a project I made for Topflight Stamps using a Lynne Perrella Christmas stamp set. It's a simple little mixed media canvas that would make a great decoration for Christmastime.

This started as a 5x7 inch canvas that I painted dark blue. I used the (non flowery & buggy) corner of the Stamperia Dragonfly & Butterfly Stencil with black modeling paste to add some texture. When that was dry, I misted it with Mica Spray and Spray Distress Stain to add some glimmer and help delineate the stenciled texture.

Next I used Prima waxes to highlight the raised areas further and add more glimmer. (You can't have too much shine in a Christmas decoration. ;-) )

I stamped the PaperArtsy angel image onto Distress Watercolor Cardstock (smooth side) with archival ink and then watercolored and stenciled on it.

Thanks for stopping by! Below is a list of supplies I used. Be sure to check out the Topflight Stamps blog for more inspiration. There is always something fun to see there! Have a great week. =)

Also, there is a Christmas in July sale going on right now through July 15th at Topflight Stamps!

Topflight Stamps Products:
PaperArtsy - Lynne Perrella 20

Stamperia - Dragonfly & Butterfly Stencil

Vintage Tidings (Sizzix ) 

Tim Holtz Texture Fade - Trellis (Sizzix) retired

Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Distress Inks - Ground Espresso

DecoArt Media - Black Modeling Paste
Prima Art Alchemy Opal Magic Wax - Blue Velvet
Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Wax - Brushed Iron
Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Distress Mica - Tarnished Brass
Distress Spray Stain - Tarnished Brass
Wendy Vecchi Sunburst stencil

Sizzix & Simon Says Stamp links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!)