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!

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!

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.

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 no extra cost to you!

You can also find me:
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YouTube: Mamma LauraJane

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Altenew July 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway and VIDEO

Hello cardmaking Friends! 
I'm honored to be participating in the blog hop celebrating the July 2019 release  at Altenew! If you are hopping along from the beginning you should be arriving from the talented Jeanne Jachna. Don't worry, there is a full list at the end of this post :)
As always, Altenew has a release filled with beautiful flower stamps and dies  I'm giddy over the FRAME Dies too! Plus a new Stamping Mat!!

I've created eight cards for today's post featuring just a handful of new items from the release. All new products are listed under the photos for easy reference and shopping...which include affiliate links at no extra cost to you.

Here are the first three cards with Bright Blossoms stamps and dies.
To make this first card

I share how easy it can be to add extra detail coloring to the simple Bright Blossoms in a video  as I created it. 

To make this card:
  • Stamp the large Bright Blossoms blooms in Pink Diamond and Rubelilte
  • Stamp solid Leaves with Sea Glass
  • Stamp tiny Bright Blossoms blooms with Buttercream
  • Color with  Artist Markers: C001, B802, B201, Y204, R603
  • Stamp leaf veins with Volcano Lake
  • Stamp the stamen with Cosmic berry
  • add yellow dots with Y514
  • Stamp sentiment with Obsidian Pigment Ink 
  • Stamp 'shine' with Chamomile  and Snapdragon
  • Add black fineliner pen to the word shine to make it stand out more
  • repeat stamp dots from Bright Blossoms with Pink Diamond

For this card I stamped and used the coordinating dies to cut out the Bright Blossoms for a pretty arrangement for the lovely Sweet Frame stamped with Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink all arranged onto a piece of Pattern paper from Celebrations 6x6 Paper Pack inked with a blending brush and edged with the Enchanted Gold too:))

I really like the variety floral shapes and leaf/branches in this set!
Crisp Inks: Warm Sunshine, Pink Pearl, Coral Berry, Frayed Leaf, Sea Glass, Sea Breeze, Turquoise
The possibilities are endless for building clusters of Blooms for any project. Adding several different Geometric Frames gives a modern vibe to a classic stamping concept.
Supplies used:
Crisp Inks: Warm Sunshine, Pink Pearl, Coral Berry, Frayed Leaf, Sea Glass, Sea Breeze, Turquoise
My final group of cards feature my favorite stamp set from this release...Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp Set and Pen Sketched Flowers Die Set. The die set will be released 8/8

Since the #thedailymarker30Day Coloring challenge with Kathy Raccoosin is going on, I sat down with Pen Sketched Flowers set and just a few colors of Artist Markers and enjoyed some colortherapy time:))

After stamping the images from Pen Sketched Flowers with Antique Gold Pigment Ink it was easy to color and add shading where the pen strokes indicate shadows, making this a stamp set one that looks like you spent a ton of time coloring but you didn't. Sometimes a little time is all you have! 
The coordinating dies, which will be released on the 8th of this month do to a design hiccup ,  makes for quick cutting. The die set sent to me was actually reversed to the stamp images,insert hiccup, but I was able to place the die on the backside of the colored image and quickly cut them out just the same.
I then layered the pretty blooms and branches over a Floral Heart Frame Die cut from Pastel Dreams 6x6 paper pack and placed on top of a piece from Celebrations 6x6 Paper Pack for the background.

I went for a one layer card for this one, again stamping the flowers with Antique Gold Pigment Ink and coloring with the Artist Markers. Then I masked the colored blooms and blended some color on with a blending brush and flicked a few splatters for a nice background. to embellish this card a sweet blue Butterfly Acetate Die cut landed on the edge of one of the petals:))

Artist Markers  G702, G715, G825, C001, Y204, Y911, R400, R206, R302, R304
Crisp Inks: Frosty Pink, Coral Berry,Buttercream, Warm Sunshine
Stamping an all-over pattern for this last card with Antique Gold Pigment Ink  and colored with Artist Markers, ended up being my most favorite card for today! The frame from Crystal Frames Die Set is inked with Antique Gold Pigment Ink as well after cutting.. Not wanting to cover the background tooo much, I chose vellum paper for the sentiment and placed it in the center. I then embellished with a scrap paper strip from Celebrations 6x6 Paper Pack and a bit of  Dots in Maple Washi Tape..stitched over those for added texture balance and found a butterfly to sit in the corner of the frame.

That is all that I have for you today. Thank you for hanging out to the end! I hope you liked what I created as much as I LOVED creating them!!

Take a look at the entire new release Below:

I REALLY enjoyed  using the new WHITE stamping mat!! I like the grid lines and the non slip grip. It has the perfect texture for crisp image stamping every time. I was disappointed with the staining that occurred with the red based inks...but this is common across the board with all similar products on the market. When I use ink on the mat, I keep the reds in a top corner, so I have a nice white mat for my videos.
Stamping Mat 
Stamping Mat Description:
The silicone grid mat is great for stamping, watercolor, ink blending, heat embossing, and everyday crafting! The mat features inches as well as metric measurements on the edges and a half inch grid. Due to the nature of the silicone surface, some grid lines have slight imperfections and are not completely straight. This will not affect the quality or functionality of the mat.
  • Material: Silicone
  • Color: White
  • Size: 12"x16"
  • Surface: One side printed with grid, one side non-slip
  • Heat Resistant
EXTRA details that may be helpful:
  • This is NOT a cutting mat
  • Red based inks will stain the mat slightly
  • Most water-based inks wipe clean with a spritz of water and cloth
  • Perfect for filming Vertical videos, (portrait mode) for IG, no-glare
  • Rolls up for easy storage
There are generous prizes!!!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 7/18/2019 for a chance to win.
Additional prizes: Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 7/18/2019.
Don't miss a single stop on the Blog Hop!
Blog Hop Order:

Thanks for taking time to stop by. Hope you are inspired to create something you LOVE!
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Friday, July 5, 2019

Spellbinders July Card Kit of the Month

Hello everyone! 
Happy Independence Day to my Followers in the USA!!

Here are my cards for the Spellbinders July Card Kit of the Month
I hope you like these Summery-Mermaid cards as much as I enjoyed putting them together! I've made 7 cards so far:))

Take a LOOK:

This one features the Die-cut Mermaizing Mermaid that I have assembled in 
This sweet mermaid is Exclusive to the card kit.
The sentiment is from the stamp set in the kit, and it's an ADD ON ITEM that can be purchased separately.

These two feature several of the CARD CLUB KIT EXTRA items that are in the July kit but can be purchased separately as well.
The Colors in the paper pad are cooling to work with in this Midwest heat! The PUFFY foam glitter stickers are a quick and easy way to add a sentiment to any papercraft project.
Shellebrate Paper Pad  KPP-012 
Shellebrate Die Cut Shapes  KDC-008 
Shellebrate Foam Glitter Stickers  KSTK-018 

 I love the mermaid Die-cut shapes in the kit!!
I used Fancy Scalloped Edge Circles behind that pretty yellow clam shell.

 Freestyle collage for this next one:)) embellished with Gemstones from the kit, and a tassel made from embroidery floss- from my sewing stash.

How F U N are all these sweet water critters?!?!? all found in  Shellebrate Die Cut Shapes  KDC-008   
I added the happy face onto the pink starfish...
because it was having such a good time in the S P L A S H !!

And these two cards were made for my previous blog post using GLIMMER foil for some extra GLIMMER and shine paired with papers and die-cuts from the JULY card kit. 
Check out that post by clicking  here.

As I created with this kit I was struck with the idea that it would make a FABULOUS scrapbook or SUMMER travel journal using all the goodies inside. So don't limit your creativity to just cards!!!

***July CARD CLUB KIT EXTRASThese are available to everyone! not just Club kit members
Shellebrate Paper Pad  KPP-012 
Shellebrate Die Cut Shapes  KDC-008 
Shellebrate Foam Glitter Stickers  KSTK-018 
Shellebrate Stamp Set  KSTP-012 

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 no extra cost to you!

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

#SpellbindersClubKits #NeverStopMaking #Spellbinders

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