Friday, July 19, 2024

Rainbow Blizzard

Welcome!

I'm still playing a little catch up on the blog.   I made a bunch of these for my Christmas craft show last year.  They went over really well.   I think it is the rainbow snowflakes.  Who doesn't love rainbow snowflakes?   This was a toner panel that I purchased from Taylored Expressions (I think).  I used rainbow toner foil in my minc machine to adhere the foil.   I thought the panel was a little busy so I decided to cut them in half.     This was a cool bonus because it made double the amount of cards I was originally planning!!!   I think the balance in white space really helped the snowman pop off the background and gave the sentiment a place to rest.     This is a new holiday favorite!  I can't wait to make more of these!

   


 Copics used

Black:  W10, W8, W6
Red: R29
Yellow: Y13, Y    5
Green: YG11, YG13, YG17
Orange: YR07

Thursday, July 18, 2024

To Shake or Not to Shake

 Hello,  

Welcome to another Christmas in July card.   This card is made with a background stamp.  The background stamp had multiple Santa faces featuring several different expressions.  The stamp allows you to customize his hat style and color.  I used glitter to add some shine to the band of his hat. It is a clever designed stamp by Taylored Expressions (sadly discontinued).    I made one version of the card into a shaker card and left the other as a flat panel.   Which one do you like better? 





No copics today

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Birthday Bites

Hello, 

I'm always on the look out for adorable birthday ideas.   This is a new set out by MFT called Birthday Bites there are so many cute critters in it.   This one caught my attention right away. I couldn't wait to get this inked up.   I love the cheeky sentiment that MFT included in the set.  It goes perfectly with these guys. 

Materials:

STAMPS: 
Paper:
paper from Stampin' Up

Ink:
Versa clair: Amazon
Memento Ink: Amazon or Scrapbook

Other:



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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

HOOMAN

Welcome friends, 

This is for all my cat loving followers.   There is nothing new about cats in a bookshelf.  However Waffle flower made it so easy to create.  The created a series of stencils that work together to create the books and then stamps with just the best book titles to add when done.    I hope that they have a dog version in the works.  It makes me wonder what the dogs would be doing.   Sleeping on the couch?  What do you think? 

Materials:

Waffle Flower

Paper:
paper from Stampin' Up

Ink:
Versa clair: Amazon
Memento Ink: Amazon or Scrapbook
White gel pen:  Scrapbook or Amazon

Other:




No copics Today

Monday, July 15, 2024

Most Expensive

 Hello!

It is release day at Technique Junkies!  Pat has another batch of amazing stamps.  I'm using my favorite today.  As soon as I saw it I had to make this card.  I've had this die set in my stash from Spellbinders for a long time.  It is a 3D shopping cart (I didn't use the 3D part).  There are a bunch of accessories that you can put in the cart to customize it.   It is perfect it looks just like my cart when I go to Costco.   Just a mix of items I didn't know I needed!   

I wanted to give this card a little bit of a purpose so I turned it into a fun fold.  When the card is opened, it reveals a hidden gift card inside.  I thought this would be perfect for someone who is going off to college, moving, or just bought their first house.  I thought on the inside you could write something about how the gift card could help out.  What do you think? 

I hope you stop by and see all the other talented makes from the designers (links below).  If you love this card please consider using my code to let me know and save and additional 10% on top of the sale price! 

Materials:

STAMPS: use code TJ10Chris to save 10%:

Paper:
paper from Stampin' Up

Ink:
Versa clair: Amazon

Other:
Spellbinders Right Facing Shopping Cart Dies and Accessories


No copics today

Check out all the cards made by other members of the design team:
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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Time

Hello again, 
Yesterday I posted a new retirement card that I had made.   I had used a die set from Papertrey ink that was about 20 years old.  It is a vintage clock set.  These are the stamps that are intended to go with the die set.   I thought I should use these while I had the die set out.     Did you see the retirement card? (scroll down it was posted yesterday). What do you think?  Do you like the modern or vintage version better? 


 No Copics Today

Clocking Out

Hey friends!
This card was inspired by my friend Patty.  She asked me for a retirement card and some ideas for inspiration and this is what we settled on for a final product.   I love collaborating together on ideas.   This is such a cool idea.  I love the idea of the clock numbers calling off.   I happened to have the hands of time dies from an old Papertrey Ink set from 20 years ago.    While I had them out I made a more traditional card.  (Check that out tomorrow).  

No copic  Coloring Today

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

A Trip Around The Sun

Hello friends, 

These cards were from a kit that I purchased from Taylored Exressions a while back.  They do not sell it as a kit anymore, but the individual items are available.   The part of this card that I think is magic is the background panels are able to be foiled.   I used a holographic gold foil that catches the light really well.   The rays of the sun are stenciled.  The sun is stamped.. then die cut with the clouds.   It is a fairly easy card but the results are bright and cheery.  It has become a favorite! 



No copics today

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Summer Love Letters

 Hello!

One of the most iconic things about the beach are the seashells.  There is just something about them that fills our hearts with wonder.  We all bring them home and put them in a special place.  Every time we see them the sea calls us.  They tie our hearts to a happier place.  They are love letters in the sand. 

To create my background I started wtih kraft cardstock.  I sponged two different shades of brown ink onto the kraft.  I tried to make it uneven.  I was trying to create a sandy look.   I then splattered the background with both shades of brown and then white pigment ink to add some contrast.   Then I set this aside to dry.  I used Seashell Dies to cut the shells out a variety of specialized paper.  They all have a pearl or glitter finish to them. I sponged on a touch of brown ink (just whatever was left on the brush from creating the background).   I arranged the shells and stamped the sentiment.  I hope you love this card.   I wish the camera could capture the shine.   You will just have to trust me. :) 

Materials:

STAMPS: use code TJ10Chris to save 10%:

Paper:
paper from Stampin' Up

Ink:
Versa clair: Amazon
Memento Ink: Amazon or Scrapbook
White gel pen:  Scrapbook or Amazon

Other:

no copics today

Monday, July 8, 2024

Merry Merry

 Hello, 

Look at these two.  I think someone is about to get some revenge.  This cute image was from a Stampin Up set  (Does anyone know the name?).   I had to have the set when I saw how these playful cuties.   This is an A2 card but I trimmed the front panel down to expose the inside of the card a bit.  I thought thought it spiced up the design.   What do you think?




Copics used:

Green: G46, G43, G21
Brown: E44, E43, E42, E41
Red: R29, R24, R14
Grey: C3, C1
Ground: W3, W1, W0
Pink: R10

Monday, July 1, 2024

Watercolor Foil

 Hello!

Well... Christmas in July right?  I'm hoping to catch up on some of my Christmas posts this month.   Let's be thankful for that we still have a few more months before that yucky white stuff falls from the sky.  

Let's ease into this...  this was done with a pre-purchased toner panel.    I found green "watercolor" green foil.  I thought it would be perfect for this tree scene.  I wondered how it look on the snow.   I actually love the green color!   It is such a fun look.   I finished the card off with a die cut sentiment and Santa from Taylored Expressions. 


No copics today