Saturday, March 18, 2017

Shades of Green - March DT Project

Hello Everyone!


Today I am sharing a card to suit our theme for March on the Auzz Trinklets and Crafts blog, Shades of Green.

This card uses Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Cardstock for the base which is cut with a paper trimmer at 4 ¼" x 11" and scored with a teflon bone folder at 5 ½" to make a top folding card of 5 ½" x 4 ¼".




I began by 'smooshing' four Distress Ink Pads (Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn) onto a Ken Oliver Best Ever Craft Mat side by side and squirted the ink with a little water from a Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer Bottle a few times. I took a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock cut at 5 ½" x 4 ¼" and tapped it into the ink, allowing the ink to spread over the paper. When it was entirely covered, I set it aside to air dry. I quickly cleaned the ink from the mat easily with a cloth - paper towel would also work well.

I opted to create a whale (a long time favourite beastie) for my focal point as the background was reminiscent of a sea spray - albeit green - so I chose the Lawn Fawn Narwhal and Friends die set for this card. I used Bazzill coloured cardstock from my stash to create this happy fellow with his spout. Such a cutie isn't he?!

I used a die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 and cut a bright green piece of Bazzill cardstock from my stash with my Sizzix Bigshot Machine. I stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things Twice the Wishes in Versamark ink onto this piece after using anti-static powder to prevent stray embossing powder from adhering in unwanted places, using my MISTI stamping tool. I then poured Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder onto the stamped sentiment and heated it with a Wagner heat tool.

Once the watercolour piece was dry, I used the Sizzix Bigshot Machine and diecut the cardstock with the My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots background die. I attempted to leave as many dots in place as possible to keep them in order as I wanted to place them onto the card base as they appeared on the previously uncut piece. I placed foam dots onto each and every dot that stayed in place and removed the backing paper from the foam dots before lining up the watercolor piece with the card base and adhering the dots in place. I left the piece holding the dots in place and proceeded to place foam dots onto the 'escapee' dots and then puzzle pieced them into their respective holes. Once they were all laid onto the card base, I removed the negative piece. I plan to use this on a future card.

I doubled the height of the sentiment and whale diecuts using two layers of foam dots and adhered them in place and the card was complete.




Thankyou for following along with me today. Please feel free to ask questions if anything needs clarifying. If you cannot find the items I have used (listed below) in the Auzz Trinklets and Crafts store, be sure to drop Neha a message via email or Facebook and she will do what she can to order the product in for you.
Happy crafting and have a great day! 




Products used:

Paper Trimmer
Twisted Citron Distress Ink Pad
Mowed Lawn Distress Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer Bottle
Lawn Fawn Narwhal and Friends
Bazzill coloured cardstock
My Favorite Things Blueprints 27
My Favorite Things Twice the Wishes
Anti-static powder
Versamark ink
MISTI stamping tool
Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder 
Wagner heat tool
My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots Dienamics

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Romance - February DT Project 2

Hello! I hope you all enjoyed your Valentine's Day yesterday, whether or not you celebrated the day designated for love!

Today I am sharing a card that fits the bill for Romance, our theme for February on the Auzz Trinklets and Crafts blog.




This card uses Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Cardstock for the base which is cut with a paper trimmer at 4 ¼“ x 11” and scored with a teflon bone folder at 5 ½“ to make a top folding card of 5 ½“ x 4 ¼”.

I chose My Favorite Things Cookie Crumbs and the coordinating My Favorite Things Dienamics set You're the Milk to my Cookie for this project.

I used the sprinkles/hundreds and thousands stamp meant for a cookie and stamped it multiple times onto the card base with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Frosty Pink

The layered frames were die cut from Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Smooth Solar White Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies. I lined up the outside die with the third largest die to create the first frame and then used the outside die with the second largest die to create the top frame and adhered them together using 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape and stuck these to the card base with double sided tape.

I cut four milk bottles from Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Smooth Solar White Cardstock and glued them together to create a dimensional piece and did the same with kraft cardstock to create the cookie, using the larger of the two circular dies in the set.

My Heidi Swapp Minc machine then came into action. I foiled Heidi Swapp Minc Sheets using Heidi Swapp Reactive Foil in Light Pink, iCraft Deco Foil in Red and iCraft Deco Foil in Gold. I then used dies from the MFT set to diecut the pieces I needed from the different colours of foil using my Sizzix Big Shot machine. The heart dies came from the Sizzix dies set that coordinate with Tim Holtz's Stampers Anonymous Crazy Things stamp set. The foiled pieces left over, I put away for future projects. I used a shim when cutting the lid for the bottle so the debossing was a little deeper and more obvious. 

I took the label for the milk bottle and heat embossed the word milk from the MFT stamp set using Versamark inkHero Arts white embossing powder and Wagner heat tool. Prior to stamping, I used an EK Success Powder Tool on the foil to prevent stray embossing powder from sticking in places I did not want it, then wiped away the powder once the embossing had cooled with a microfibre cloth. I was not sure how the foil would react to the great heat of the tool, but was happy to see that it provided an interesting effect and a wonderful texture. I think I will be using this technique again as it would be perfect for a vintage look. 




I glued all the pieces together and placed them onto the card base using Ranger Multi Medium Matte before stamping and heat embossing the sentiment from the MFT stamp set with Hero Arts white embossing powder onto a strip of black cardstock which I adhered with 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape. Again, I used the EK Success Powder Tool prior to stamping on the black cardstock, wiping the powder away with a microfibre cloth after the embossing was done.

I showed this to my husband once I had finished and he asked if he could write in it and give it to me. Ha!


Thankyou for following along with me today. Please feel free to ask questions if anything needs clarifying. If you cannot find the items I have used (listed below) in the Auzz Trinklets and Crafts store, be sure to drop Neha a message via email or Facebook and she will do what she can to order the product in for you.
Happy crafting and have a great day! 

Teresa


Paper trimmer
Teflon bone folder
My Favorite Things Cookie Crumbs
My Favorite Things Dienamics You're the Milk to my Cookie
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape
Double sided tape
Kraft cardstock
Heidi Swapp Minc machine
Heidi Swapp Minc Sheets
Heidi Swapp Reactive Foil in Light Pink
iCraft Deco Foil in Red  
Sizzix/Tim Holtz dies set Crazy Things
EK Success Powder Tool
Versamark ink
Hero Arts white embossing powder
Microfibre cloth
Wagner heat tool

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Romance - February DT Project



Welcome to February and our new theme for the month on the Auzz Trinklets n Crafts blog. This month we are celebrating Romance as it will be Valentine's Day soon enough!


I am sharing a fun shaker card today using Altenew inks and Simon Says Stamp dies with sequins from the Auzz Trinklets n Crafts store. I kept the design simple as the elements stand alone.




This card uses Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Paper for the base which is cut at 4 ¼“ x 11” and scored at 5 ½“ to make a top folding card of 5 ½“ x 4 ¼”.


I used the stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 13 and cut this from Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock to create the layer for the shaker.

The cute bunnies are stamped images created with the Simon Says Stamp Bunny Hugs die. I cut these from a Darice Foam sheet using the Sizzix Big Shot Machine.

I placed the stitched rectangle into the lower left corner of my MISTI. I removed the heart from the bunny and put it aside, then put some repositionable adhesive onto one side of the foam bunny and positioned it onto the cardstock where I wanted to stamp the blue bunny, adhesive side facing up. I closed the door of the MISTI, picking up the bunny and inked it up with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink - Ocean Waves. After stamping the blue bunny, I moved the stitched rectangle over to the right by 1 1/4" and leaving it in position, cleaned off the foam with a damp Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy. This time I inked up the foam bunny with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink - Cotton Candy and stamped the image to the left of the blue bunny.

The Simon Says Stamp Heart Smile sentiment was then die cut with the Sizzix Big Shot Machine. After removing all the diecut pieces I adhered a piece of acetate from my stash behind the sentiment with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and used it also to replace the centres of the letters onto the top of the acetate and set it aside to dry.

Once it was dry, I took the Darice Foam Sheet and cut pieces to fit behind the stitched rectangle layer and doubled the pieces, adhering with the Ranger Multi Medium Matte in order to offer height and give the shaker pieces clearance when the card was put together.

I placed the various sequins onto the card base where they would be seen under the sentiment window - Auzz Trinklets N Crafts Star Shape FillersAuzz Trinklets n Crafts Shaker Mix Red Salsa and added a touch of blue from my stash. I then used Wonder Tape to secure the layer to the card base. 

I finished off the card by taking the heart from the foam bunny I put aside earlier and coloured it with a Copic marker, R46 and after allowing it to dry, I glued it between the two bunnies, an exchange of love! 



Thankyou for following along with me today; please feel free to ask questions if anything needs clarifying. If you cannot find the items I have used (listed below) in the Auzz Trinklets n Crafts store, be sure to drop Neha a message via email or Facebook and she will do what she can to order the product in for you.
Happy crafting and have a great day! 


Teresa

Products:

Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Paper
My Favorite Things Blueprints 13
Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Bunny Hugs
Darice Foam Sheet
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
MISTI Stamping Tool
Altenew Crisp Dye Ink - Ocean Waves
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
Altenew Crisp Dye Ink - Cotton Candy
Simon Says Stamp Heart Smile
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Auzz Trinklets N Crafts Star Shape Fillers
Auzz Trinklets n Crafts Shaker Mix Red Salsa
Copic marker, R46

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

All About the Girls - January DT Project 2

Hello! Today I am sharing my second design team project for January for Auzz Trinklets and Crafts with the theme All About the Girls.

When I ordered the Honey Bee stamp set Little Pickup from Neha, I knew I had to create with it right away! It kind of screams to be used on a card for a bloke, but the set itself is so versatile with all the sweet additions you can have loaded into the back of the ute. I figured that pink and frills are not for all girls…but (I think) most of us like to receive flowers!

There are words from the Honey Bee Sending You Sentiments stamp set that coordinate with this set which can be used for a celebration, a get well, a heads up on a change of address and on an occasion when you want to lift someone’s spirits.




This card uses Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Paper for the base which is cut at 4 ¼“ x 11” and scored at 5 ½“ to make a side folding card of 5 ½“ x 4 ¼”.

I applied Tumbled Glass and Broken China Ranger Distress Inks directly to the top half of the card base with a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool to create a sky back ground. I coloured the area in Peeled Paint Ranger Distress Ink that would be seen behind the track.

The hills with tree trunks were die cut with the Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Stitched Tree Borders and I also used the coordinating Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Grassy Hillside Borders for the foreground of the scene. These pieces were coloured with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Ranger Distress Ink as were the green leaf pieces for the trees. I coloured the tree trunks with a Ranger Distress marker in Gathered Twigs.




On each piece – the sky, hill and two layers of grass, I squirted water using my Ranger Distress Sprayer which left the splotchy texture.

I took the first layering piece with the trees and die cut a track into it for the ute (pickup truck) to move along. The Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Slide On Over set also coordinates, however I wanted the track to be a little longer than the die would allow. I placed the piece into the Sizzix Bigshot so that the right side of the die was hanging outside the sandwich of the plates so that it would not be cut.

Please excuse the state of the plates!


 I then flipped the die around and matched it up with the cut piece and again ensured that the die would not cut at that end by leaving it outside the plates. This enabled me to have a longer track along the card.


Again, please excuse the state of the plates!!

I stamped the ute and flowers from Honey Bee Stamps Little Pickup with my MISTI stamping tool in Memento Tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloured the ute and flowers with Copic markers. The flowers and ute were then diecut using the coordinating Honey Bee Little Pickup dies.

I chose 'a little pickup' sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Sending You Sentiments and stamped in Versamark ink using the MISTI stamping tool to assist with placement and embossed with Hero Arts white embossing powder using the Wagner heat tool.




As the ute is a large image, I cut four cardstock discs with the My Favorite Things Surf and Turf dies so that I could secure it in two places. I glued a My Favorite Things Spin & Slide Disc onto two of the cardstock discs with Ranger Multi Medium matte and placed them into the tracks underneath so the Spin & Slide discswere facing up. The other cardstock discs were then adhered onto the other  side of the Spin & Slide discs. At this point, both ran freely along the track. I placed them apart so the ute could then be glued to the discs in a sturdy position.

I then adhered this layer to the card base using 3M Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape and used it also to adhere the first layer of grass in order to give the ute clearance to move along the track. I adhered the final piece directly using Ranger Multi Medium matte and added the single flowers along the bottom of the card.

I finished off the card by diecutting three of the 'Sending you' sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Sending You Sentiments die set from white cardstock and layered them together, adhering the words to the card base using Ranger Multi Medium matte. With a lick of Zig A Wink of Stella in clear over the sentiment, the card was complete.





Thankyou for following along with me today; please feel free to ask questions if anything needs clarifying. If you cannot find the items I have used (listed below) in the Auzz Trinklets and Crafts store, be sure to drop Neha a message via email or Facebook and she will do what she can to order the product in for you.
Happy crafting and have a great day! 


Teresa


Products:

Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Paper
Tumbled Glass Ranger Distress Ink Pad
Broken China Ranger Distress Ink Pad
Peeled Paint Ranger Distress Ink Pad
Shabby Shutters Ranger Distress Ink Pad
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Stitched Tree Borders
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Grassy Hillside Borders
Gathered Twigs Ranger Distress marker
Ranger Distress Sprayer
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Slide On Over
Sizzix Bigshot
Little Pickup stamps - Honey Bee Stamps
MISTI stamping tool
Copic markers – R02, R14, R24, N0, C0, C1, C4, W5, W7, YR15, YG23, Y06
Honey Bee Stamps Little Pickup dies
Honey Bee Stamps Sending You Sentiments
Versamark ink pad
Hero Arts white embossing powder
Wagner heat tool
My Favorite Things Dienamics Surf and Turf
My Favorite Things Dienamics Spin & Slide Discs
3M Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape
Honey Bee Stamps Sending You Sentiments die set
Zig Wink of Stella - Clear Glitter marker

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

All About the Girls - January DT Project 1

Hello Everyone, welcome to my first DT project with Auzz Trinklets n Krafts – I am thrilled to be sharing projects with you over the coming months!

The card I am sharing today features the fabulous stamp set Trouble in a Tutu, by Clearly Besotted. These hippos are so fun with their leaping, twisting and twirling ways!




I love a sturdy card base when creating dimensional cards, so I tend to use a heavyweight cardstock.
 
This card uses Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Paper for the base which is cut at 4 ¼" x 11" and scored at 5 ½" to make a top folding card of 5 ½" x 4 ¼".

I cut a layer from Strathmore Bristol cardstock using a die from Blueprints 27, by My Favorite Things. Bristol has a perfectly smooth surface which makes it great for stamping and handles Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers very well.

I placed the cut piece into my (Original) MISTI stamping tool, fitting it snugly into the bottom left hand corner and arranged the three Clearly Besotted hippo stamps at the bottom and two hippo stamps at the top onto the cardstock, before closing the lid of the MISTI to take up the stamps.

The stamps were then inked with Simon Says Stamp black dye ink. I stamped twice with the MISTI to ensure the outline of the images were precise and then stamped these images onto Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper and fussy cut each hippo closely against the image. After placing the masks of each hippo over the images stamped onto the Bristol cardstock, I placed the piece back into the MISTI stamping tool and inked up a background stamp, Tiny Birthday Cling Background, from The Ton with Lawn Fawn ink, Merman. Again, I stamped this twice for a darker impression.
I stamped the sixth hippo onto a separate piece of cardstock and after removing the masks from the hippos (tadaaa!), I coloured them all with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto the layering piece and also stamped the banner with Simon Says Stamp black dye ink onto a piece of textured cardstock from my stash, which matched nicely with the Lawn Fawn Merman ink.

The sixth hippo and banner were die cut with the co-ordinating dies from the Clearly Besotted Trouble in a Tutu die collection with my Sizzix Bigshot Machine. I placed the banner onto the layering piece and then the layering piece onto the card base using 3M Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape. The sixth hippo was adhered onto the banner with Ranger Multi Medium Matte as was the sweet tiny heart I pulled from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards, in Phosphorescence. As a finishing touch, I added Tsukineko-Irresistible Shimmer Pico Embellisher to the bow of each hippo to add some glitter and shine.

Thankyou for following along with me today. Please feel free to ask questions if anything needs clarifying. If you cannot find the items I have used (listed below) in the Auzz Trinklets and Krafts store, be sure to drop Neha a message via email or Facebook and she will do what she can to order the product in for you.
Happy crafting and have a great day!

Teresa

Products:

Trouble in a Tutu, by Clearly Besotted   
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Paper
Strathmore Bristol cardstock
Blueprints 27, by My Favorite Things
(Original) MISTI stamping tool
Simon Says Stamp black dye ink
Tiny Birthday Cling Background, from The Ton
Lawn Fawn ink, Merman
Clearly Besotted Trouble in a Tutu die collection
3M Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape
Little Things from Lucy’s Cards, in Phosphorescence
Tsukineko-Irresistible Shimmer Pico Embellisher


Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers used:
No. 026 Light Pink
No. 036 Light Blue
No. 091 Light Gray
No. 095 Dark Gray

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Birthday Smiles!

Hello! Today I am sharing the sweetest little elephant from the WPlus9 Unforgettable stamp set.


Isn't he the cutest?! I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to watercolour the image and covered the balloon with a layer of glossy accents. The rectangle die is from My Favorite Things Cross-Stitch Rectangle Stax and I diecut the background repeatedly with a die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 20. It is not evident in the photo, but the black piece behind is a sheet of sparkly glitter paper which adds more interest to the card.

I hope your day is wonderful!


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

You're Out Of This World

Hello!

Ahh, I have to say how good it felt to have a play with my Distress inks again - it has been a while. I used the Tim Holtz watercolour paper and while I have found it wasn't really great for wet techniques for me, the ink glided on and blended beautifully. Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire were used. I then sprayed on some water to get the effect that these inks are known best for, followed by Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz by Imagine Crafts (a little difficult to see in this photo) and then spattered some Studio Calico Mr Huey's Colour Mist in Opaque White to finish off the sky background.
The moon and sentiment are from Altenew's To the Moon stamp set - it is so fun! The moon was stamped first with Tsukineko Brilliance Platinum Planet ink for a slight shimmer. The second layer I then used Simon Says Stamp ink in Smoke and the final layer in Versamark ink with Ranger's Liquid Platinum embossing powder. The moon happily fits perfectly into a 2" punch which allowed me to adhere it to the card with dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped onto black cardstock with Versamark and white embossing powder, then diecut with a label die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 13.



As an afterthought, I decided to add the woodchip stars and coloured these with Zig's a Wink of Luna in silver, topping that with A Wink of Stella in silver to add some more shimmer! It is unfortunate that all the shimmery bits are so difficult to capture in a photograph!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Challenge #87 - Three of Something

Stamp and Punch/Diecut


Have a fabulous day!


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