Thursday, August 8, 2019

Altenew Projects- Dancing in the Rain: One set Four ways

Hello Cardmaking friends!
I have a fun post today sharing 4 cards created using the Dancing In The Rain Stamp & Die Bundle from AltenewThis stamp and die bundle is very different from all the flowery stamps that I usually create with..so I'm stretching out of my comfort zone with these.

Take a look:
Here is a look at the 

This first card took several tries to work out .. creating a Mandala using the large umbrella image.  What do you think? 
Choosing the RAINBOW of Crisp Inks was fun. 
The Wreath Builder Template from GinaKDesigns came in handy for stamping an almost perfect mandala:)) and a die cut umbrella mask was just the ticket for the slight overlap on the one side of each one.
These are the inks I ended up using to stamp the umbrellas:
*Hydrangea
*Puffy Heart
*Heartbeat
*Snapdragon
*Maple Yellow
*Grass Field
*Volcano Lake
*Ocean Waves
After stamping each umbrella in the 8 colors of the rainbow onto a 4x5.25 piece of 110lb cardstock, I went back with Artist Markers to quickly color the underside of each one. Not all the Crisp Inks have the coordinating markers, but I made due with what is available.
*R 820 Deep Iris
*R 603 Puffy Heart
*R 206 Crimson
*Y 514 Orange Cream
*Y 205 Warm Sunshine
*G 804 Bamboo
*B 714 Volcano Lake
*B 002 Caribbean Sky
TG 02 Limestone for a kiss of shadow
A fine Liner pen is all it took to add to each handle for more definition.

So now that the Mandala was completed, all I had to do was: 
  • Stamped the girl and puddles with Persian Blue in the middle of the mandala 
  • Stamp the dancing girl and smaller umbrella with my FAVORITE black ink...Obsidian Pigment Ink
  • Die cut them out
  • Cut a second layer of girl and umbrella from Silver cardstock (for that silver lining)
  • Color small umbrella with: Y 204 Mango Smoothie and Y 608 Autumn Blaze
  • Carefully stamp the sentiment with the rainbow colors and DANCE in black onto a white strip of cardstock using the MISTI tool
  • Matte the whole card front onto an A2  cardbase with the edges embossed with Antique SILVER  
  • Finished by adding a thin strip of silver underneath the sentiment strip
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Moving on to a very simple card for the next one:
To make this card: 
  • On an A2 cardbase, I repeat stamped the Rain image three times using Crisp Inks

*Caribbean Sky
*Ocean Waves
*Turquoise
  • Then I scored a single horizontal line at the end of where the rain was falling.
  • Scored more lines to the right as if to make a stone wall with bricks...(this is very difficult to see in teh photos)
  • Stamped the sentiment below the horizontal line using Ocean Waves and Persian Blue
  • Die cut the cat silhouette from white cards stock
  • Colored with Artist markers:
*Y 911 Sand Dunes
*Y 612 Caramel Toffee
*TG 02 Limestone
*TG 05 Industrial Diamond
*WG 07 Lava Rock
  • Glued the cat in to place
If you look close enough the score line can be seen in the photo below.
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I enjoyed some scene building for this next card:
Building this card:
  • Stamped some foliage in Turquoise and Persian Blue onto a white A2 cardbase
  • Trimmed pattern paper to 3.5'x5" and layered it onto the stamped cardbase
  • I stamped the Window image from Dancing In The Rain with the Obsidian Pigment Ink and framed it with the largest of the Fine Frames Rectangles Die.
  • Added more floral texture with the Antique Engravings Cover Die
  • Cut several cats out with the dies from White CS..layering/glueing them together to give more dimension...flipping one over to so the tail is going the other way:)
  • Stamp the tea cups with Turquoise and Persian Blue and cutting them out with the coordinating die
  • Tuck them in between the two cats on the window seat
  • stamp the sentiment onto a banner strip with the  Obsidian Pigment Ink and place it under the cats

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And for the final card I stamped a background for the dear couple under the umbrella.
Using these Crisp Inks:
*Hydrangea
*Puffy Heart
*Maple Yellow
*Grass Field
*Volcano Lake
*Ocean Waves

  • I stamped several of the smaller Umbrellas and Teacups onto an A2 cardbase
  • Cut masks for the Teacups and put them into place
  • Heat embossed the Raindrops image over the top with Antique SILVER EP, remove masks
  • Carefully remove unwanted powder from the umbrellas with a tiny brush before heat setting the Silver
  • Sliver Heat emboss the couple image in the center 
  • Stamp the Couple with Ocean Waves and Turquoise on a separate piece of white CS,use the die to cut them out.
  • Smoosh Turquoise onto a white sentiment strip, allow to dry
  • Stamp sentiment with Obsidian Pigment Ink
  • Glue both the die cut image and sentiment banner into place


And there you have four very different cards from the one Dancing In The Rain Stamp & Die Bundle. I hope you enjoyed them as I enjoyed stretching my imagination to work with them:)))
A big Thank you Altenew for sending the bundle and inviting me to create with it!

Thanks for taking time to stop by. Hope you are inspired to create something you LOVE!
LauraJane:)
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Monday, August 5, 2019

Spellbinders August 2019 Card Kit



Hello Everyone! hope your weekend was refreshing :))
Today I have several cards made using the Spellbinders August 2019 Card Kit.

Take a look:


These three were made using the Paper pack, Memory cards, and the Layered Stickers found in the kit. All embellished with the Gorgeous blue Sequins!! I believe most of these are listed as Card kit extras:) which means they are in the shop and available to everyone! not just Club kit members

Check back next week for more cards featuring the super cute SLOTH die cuts...shown below.

SPELLBINDERS has a Club Kit of the Month for all kinds of paper craft needs!


And there are VALUE CLUBS for those who wish to join several monthly clubs for a great price!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today..Hope you are inspired to #NeverStopMaking!

Crafty hugs and paper kiss,

LauraJane :)


P.S. I am part of the affiliate program at SPELLBINDERS, so any purchase you make by clicking a link helps fuel my crafty addiction..at no extra cost to you!

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#SpellbindersClubKits #NeverStopMaking #Spellbinders

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Bellflower Release Blog Hop and Giveaway +video

Hello Flower lovers!



I'm excited to be part of the Newest Build-A-Flower release Blog Hop at Altenew! This month's flower is the Bellflower!
The set has a handy layering system for each of the three blooms. I will be stamping with the lovely blue ink collection Cool Summer Night color palette for these two cards, along with my favorite Greens... Frayed Leaf, Olive, and Moss Crisp inks.


 For my first card I stamped each bloom layer of the  Build-A-Flower: Bellflower onto a card front and then stamped a second of each then cut them out with the coordinating dies in the set. Popped them up with foam tape onto the cardfront for a 3 dimensional card. I then added some Freeform Greenery to fill in the arrangement.
 The Bubbly Blues Washi Tape made a great accent for the Congrats die cut sentiment.

Here is a video share of this card coming together:)) You can see it on my IGTV or on YouTube.   Thanks for watching!! I've been filming vertically so the format is more IG friendly...that is why the ratio is 9x16.


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 To make this card:
  • I cut several of the coordinating dies from printer paper to make masks 
  • Using an A2 white card front
  • Stamped a stem using Frayed Leaf 
  • I then stamped a group of three blooms.... adding masks as I went along. 
  • The Bellflower layers are labeled for easy color building: 
  1. *A1 & A2  Seaglass 
  2. *A3 Ocean Waves 
  3. *A4 Dusk
  •  Then I stamped a second group of Blooms using a different combination of inks: 
  1. *A1 Sea Glass 
  2. *A2 Soft Lilac ....and then again in Iceberg 
  3. *A3 Ocean Waves *
  4. *A4 Dusk 
  • Stamped more Stems: Frayed Leaf, Olive, and Moss
  • Ink Blended Frayed Leaf with a brush
  • By smooshing inks onto an Acrylic block and flicked a wet brush off the edges to add tiny splatters
  • Remove all the masks
  • Die cut HELLO from Gold and Green cardstock
  • Offset the diecuts for a shadow effect
  • Stamped LOVE with my favorite BLACK ink and cut it out
  • placed both sentiments onto the card front
  • Ink 1/4" of the edge of a cardbase with the black Obsidian Pigment Ink
  • Layered the finished cardfront just to the side to allow the black to be seen
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Just for fun, I created this last card because I thought the BAF: Bellflower looked like my yellow hat...perfect for Tea Time with the Chicks!! 
 I stamped each Tea Time and Chick image with Buttercream Crisp ink, then no-line colored with the Artist MarkersI love that the Enamel Dots coordinate perfectly with the Inks:)))


I hope you enjoyed my cards today featuring the Build-A-Flower: Bellflower and a few older stamps and dies:)))

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/10/2019.

Continue hopping along, your next stop is...Mindy Eggen.

LauraJane <<<YOU are Here



Bundle at 5% off:


Thanks for taking time to stop by. Hope you are inspired to create something you LOVE!
LauraJane:)
****I am part of Altenew's affiliate program. Which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you every time you click through and purchase product(s) linked in this post. Thank you for your support!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

SPELLBINDERS - Scribe by Paul Antonio Collection


Hello again! 

I have a some more Glimmer Hot Foil System goodness for you today featuring Dies and Glimmer plates from the PA Scribe by Paul Antonio Collection. Spellbinders sent me these two products from the new collection to play with:
*Nesting Frame Etched Dies PA Scribe
*Hey Beautiful! Glimmer Hot Foil Plate PA Scribe Collection


The Nesting Frame Etched Dies PA Scribe has very intricate cuts and etchings, yet I thought the small frame could make a fabulous masculine card.
Take a look!


The small frame looks great cut from Pattern Paper, and I just LOVE that Glimmer from Silver Foil and the Hello Handsome plate! All decorated with die cut shapes from the July Card Kit of the Month and July CARD CLUB KIT EXTRAS, this card would be enjoyed by any seaside loving fellow.
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For my next card, I went with the small frame again, on;y this time on white cardstock, layered over pattern paper. 

Notice how the EMBOSSING is more evident on the is 110lb cardstock :) adding just a hint more texture to the small frame diecut. That Teal die cut is the ACCENT die from the Nesting Frame Etched Dies PA Scribe as well.

HELLO is hot foiled in Silver to complete this His and Her cardset.

That's it for me today! Hope you enjoyed my projects using the PA Scribe by Paul Antonio Collection.
All papers and Die cuts used in today's makes are from the  are from the July Card Kit of the Month . you can see more creations from this kit by clicking, here, here, and here.

Thanks for stopping by!
LauraJane :)

P.S. I am part of the affiliate program at SPELLBINDERS, so any purchase you make by clicking a link helps fuel my crafty addiction..at no extra cost to you!

You can also find me:
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

SPELLBINDERS- Happy collection by Sharyn Sowell

Hello Friends!

I have a few cards today featuring FOILING with the SPELLBINDERS- Happy collection by Sharyn Sowell and the GLIMMER Hot Foil System.
The more I use the Glimmer, the easier it is to create with foil.  I still seem to foil the plate first, almost every time I get started! Remember to place that foil shiny side toward the glimmer plate when on the warming platform. You can find other very helpful tips and tricks from Yana, on her YouTube channel.

Take a look!
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I thought the BIRDS FOREVER GLIMMER HOT FOIL PLATE HAPPY BY SHARYN SOWELL was perfect for an Anniversary card.

I hot foiled BIRDS FOREVER with POLISHED BRASS GLF-024 onto 110lb cardstock, then I stamped several leaves and flowers from THANKS a BUNCH STP-002 and added a sentiment from STP-011
Adding a few dot details with fine liner markers was all the embellishing needed with all that GLIMMER!

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The small plate in the BIRDS FOREVER  worked nicely as an accent for a sweet mermaid scene using the SHELLEBRATE stamp set from the July Card KOM.
Hot foiled with POLISHED BRASS GLF-024 I then colored the stamped images with Altenew Artist Markers.
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I tried some REPEAT foiling on this one using the STARBURST foil..I just adore the variation of color that comes from this Glimmer foil!!  I added some colorful free form flowers to the Vine for a splash of interest using the Artist Markers :))
The vine lends it'self to easy coloring if you simply follow the organic lines with a green marker then choose where the blooms should live. DOTS are a fabulous way to create a flower if you are like me and have difficulty drawing anything!

That's it for me today! Hope you are inspired to add some GLIMMER HOT FOILING to one of your projects soon! #neverstopmaking

Crafty hugs,


LauraJane :)

P.S. I am part of the affiliate program at SPELLBINDERS, so any purchase you make by clicking a link helps fuel my crafty addiction..at no extra cost to you!

You can also find me:
Instagram @mammacooksalot  
YouTube: Mamma LauraJane
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