Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Spellbinders – Laurie Willison: Effortless Greetings

Hey Ho Friends!

One of my favorite CAS carmakers in the community is Laurie Willison, What a thrill to see her design a few Hot Foil Glimmer plates for Spellbinders!

Today I'm creating with two of the plates from her first Glimmer offerings; Effortless Greetings collection by Laurie Willison.

Check out my three cards below Hot foiling with Rainbow Glimmer Hot Foil Roll :

I simply placed the Foiled Brushstrokes and Stripes Glimmer Hot Foil Plates on the heating platform of my Glimmer Hot Foil System then cut a piece of the Rainbow  foil and foiled onto an A2 size card front.
Added an embellishment/sentiment Heart... with one SNARKY HEARTS GLIMMER HOT FOIL PLATE & DIE 
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Next, I used the beautiful Sweeping Thanks Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and
Foiled Brushstrokes for a quick thank you card :)))

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And finally, stamping over the top of the Sweeping Thanks Glimmer Hot Foil Plate makes another quick, yet pretty thank you.

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I hope you have been inspired to heat your Glimmer system up and enjoy some Hot Foiling creative time :))
Thank you for stopping by today. 
Hoping that my cards inspire your masterpieces!!


LauraJane:)

Friday, June 19, 2020

Spellbinders – Glimmer Backgrounds

Happy Friday friends!!

I have two more cards using Spellbinders Hot Glimmer foiling featuring the Twinkle Lights Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Rainbow from the Glimmer Backgrounds Collection. It's always fun to heat up my Glimmer Hot Foil System!

Take a look:

Three passes with the Twinkle Lights Glimmer Hot Foil Plate horizontally gives the illusion of an 'full panel cardfront' covered. I broke up the miss alignments with a solid strip of pink glimmer foil.

 Then embellished with a modified Splendid Trilliant Etched Die as a sentiment banner.
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 Next, I used one thin panel over rainbow washi tape for a bright card. Also featuring the word die LAUGH, cut from a piece of  Negative glimmer foiled paper. Never missing out on left over Glimmer goodness!

Two easy cards with the kiss of Hot Glimmer foiling! And yes, I accidentally foiled the Twinkle Lights Glimmer plate with the Rainbow :)) But it does not affect the foiling capability of the plate.

Thank you for stopping by today. 
Hoping that my cards inspire your masterpieces!!

LauraJane:)

Monday, June 15, 2020

Spellbinders: Elegant Twist by Becca Feeken

 Hello Friends!

I had the pleasure to create with two products from the Elegant Twist by Becca Feeken collection at Spellbinders. Today I am sharing two cards featuring 
Elegant Twist Squares Etched Dies and two cards embellished with Splendid Trilliant Etched Dies.

To begin with, I stamped several backgrounds onto A2 sized white cardstock with one of my favorite stamp sets from Altenew; Watercolor Wonders Stamp Set . This is a forgiving multi layering set that is very relaxing to work with. I enjoyed several creative sessions stamping different colored blooms and leaves!
While completing the backgrounds, I planned out how to use both Etched die sets in unique ways.

Take a look at all four cards together, and then I'll briefly explain how each Elegant Twist embellishment was achieved. With summer fast approaching, I couldn't resist adding a few Glimmering Butterflies :))) 

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 First up, the Elegant Twist Squares Etched Dies are prefect for a subtle frame for a square card. I like how there are so many size options in the set as well as thin line frames and Twisted decoration.


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Next, the Frames are used as points of interest and drawing the eye to specific areas in the floral background.  Like Highlighting a cluster and bloom. 
More interest is added by cutting the thinner frames from paper with Hot Glimmer foiling.

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Moving on the the Splendid Trilliant Etched Dies; I cut one of the pretty Trilliant dies apart to make it look as if is hugging the card with a Butterfly to  hold it together. 

 All the delicate details in the die cut add interest without overpowering the card. 
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And finally, the Corners of this background are embellished with the triangles as decorative accents.


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 As you can see, the Elegant Twist by Becca Feeken collection is versatile and a super simple way to add a kiss of die cut elegance to your projects!

Thank you for stopping by today. 
Hoping that my cards inspire your masterpieces!!
LauraJane:)

Sunday, May 17, 2020

AlexSyberiaDesign May Digi Stamp Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



Hello everyone!

Just popping in to share the news of new Digital goodies in the
AlexSyberiaDesign Etsy shop!

Alex is releasing beautiful floral images as well as three super Cute Japanese Kokeshi Dolls.
When blessed with the honor of creating with Alex's digital stamps, I like to print several of my favorites onto mixed media paper in various sizes to have on hand for coloring therapy moments. 


 My 1st card features the Kokeshi Doll Mitsuki
To make this card:




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Next up is the Succulent Close-Up
A beautiful full card front image that can be sized up or down..I think it makes a lovely piece of art for framing.
 Watercolored with the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set.

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Be sure to check out Alex's shop to find all the new stamps which are available for immediate download today:))
Giveaway:
To celebrate this release, Alex is giving away 7 $10 gift certificates.
Please leave a comment on each of the participating designers’ blogs/IG accounts in this blog hop by 05/22/2020 for a chance to win.
Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs/IG accounts listed below and will be announced on Alex's blog on 05/23/2020.

Blog Hop Order:

Thank you for stopping by today. wishing you a Blessed Easter weekend and hope you are staying safe and well!
Hoping that my cards inspire your masterpieces!!
LauraJane:)

Friday, May 1, 2020

Altenew + The Daily Marker Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway


Altenew is collaborating with the amazing Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker to inspire crafters to find joy through coloring. Kathy is celebrating her 16th 30 Day Coloring Challenge until 5/7/2020. Please encourage your followers/blog visitors to participate in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge by coloring something and share it on social media using the hashtag #TheDailyMarker30Day. We hope they find “Me Time” and enjoy the benefits that coloring will give. 

I LOVE to color and Kathy Racoosin has been a huge influence for me. Her challenge #TheDailyMarker30Day is a fun way to get that 10 minutes of coloring a day in as well as supporting other colorists by LIKING/commenting/ Encouraging them as they share their colored projects on social media. I've participated in several years of the challenge and enjoyed being an Ambassador for Kathy and her 7th challenge. Coloring 10 minutes a day, has increased my skills and is a great stress reliever too!

Below you can see two projects I've been working on for today's post using the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set.

This first one is some messy watercoloring on the A Study in Watercolor Stamp & Die Bundle which I die cut onto Watercolor Paper Set (A2 loose sheets) and then lightly stamped with Sea Breeze crisp ink.

After allowing the flowers to dry, I created a cluster that looks like Hollyhocks on top of a Flowing Drops Stencil. and finished with a strip of Golden Strokes Washi tape and Sequins - Antique Gold.
Let me tell you a bit about this Background. It was created as Homework for Day 2 Demystifying Mixed Media at Altenew Academy When creative MOJO is low, the classes at the Academy are my first source of inspiration! I highly recommend looking into them :)


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Since there was so much color left on my palette from the above card, I tried painting a few free hand florals. this was the best I could come up with. Check out the hot mess below.
And now I am again reminded how blessed we are to have access to so many outline flower stamps at Altenew, because what I paint is no where near as realistic as what I was hopping for!
Good ol' splatters and color washes to make it look like I meant it to be that way :)))

Dancing Tulips among the Forget-Me-Nots
Sending Colorful Blessings your way.
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Thanks for stopping by!
Hoping that my cards inspire your next masterpiece!!
LauraJane:)
Giveaway Prizes:
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and Kathy from The Daily Maker is also giving away a goodie bag(worth $30) to 4 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 5/6/2020 for a chance to win.

****We’ll 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 blog on 5/9/2020.
Your next stop on the hop 
is to the lovely Vicky Papaioannou!


Blog Hop Order:
LauraJane <<YOU are here

Special Offers to celebrate the Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop:
5/1/2020-5/3/2020: 40% off the Wonderful Watercoloring Class Bundle from 5/1/2020 at 12:01 AM EDT until 5/3/2020 at 11:59 PM EDT. Shop HERE. Not valid on previous purchases.

5/3/2020-5/4/2020: 20% off *All Alcohol Markers from 5/3/2020 at 12:01 AM ED until 5/4/2020 at 11:59 PM EDT.  Shop HERE>> Not valid on previous purchases. Excludes Artist Marker Refills.
 

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