Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Happy New Year! I wish you all a healthy and happy 2023. This is my first blog post for the new year. I can’t believe it. The next holiday to look forward to is Valentine’s Day. Below you will find a card using the Gnomes Dies, Dotted Background Die and the Love Sentiments Stamps from Joset Designs.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish 110 lbs to 7″ x 6″, score at 3 1/2″ and fold in half for a horizontal top fold card. (Mini Slimline)
Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish 110 lbs to 3 3/8″ x 5 7/8″. Apply Inks of your choice using colors Fuchsia, Lt. Red, Lt. Orange and Yellow. Set aside to dry.
Step 3 – Diecut Dotted Background using a scrap piece of cardstock to use as a stencil. Place it on top of the panel created in Step 2. Apply Texture Paste Translucent Gloss, remove the stencil. Quickly add some Soft Microfine Glitter Cool Diamond before the Paste dries. This will secure the Glitter. Let dry then adhere to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 4 – Diecut Gnomes using White Soft Finished Cardstock 110 lbs. Color in using any color medium of your choice. I used Copics. Be sure to only use the same colors for your background. Assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue.
Step 5 – Stamp Love Sentiments using Ink in a Fuchsia color. Place the Gnomes on the card front first before stamping to make sure the positioning will not hide the sentiment. Once the sentiment is stamped adhere the Gnomes using Kid’s Choice Glue.
Step 6 – Optional – For added interest apply some Shimmer to the glasses and flower center using a Shimmer Pen.
This card can be used for several occasions by simply changing the colors and sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. My card is inspired by a true story. I used to live in an area right near the river and every Spring I would wake up to Ducks swimming in my pool. It was a beautiful sight and made me appreciate family. When I think of Valentine’s I think of Family. Below you will find the steps for a non traditional Valentine’s card.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7” x 6”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for a horizontal top fold card. (Mini Slimline)
Step 2 – Diecut Adventure Edges (clouds) to use as a stencil. Place on top of the card front and apply ink of your choice using a blender brush. I used Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass.
Step 3 – Diecut Ducks using various colors of Cardstock. I cut out a rectangle the length of the puddle to create my swimming pool. Assemble and adhere to card front (pool using Kids Choice Glue and Ducks using Foam Tape).
Step 4 – Diecut Winter Scenery (tree) using Green Cardstock. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.
Step 5 – Diecut Adventure Edges (grass) using Green Cardstock. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.
Step 6 – Diecut Once Upon A Time Accessories (cattail) using Brown and Green Cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.
Step 7 – Stamp Love Sentiment on Blue Cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Diecut with Fitted Fishtails. Turn around and diecut again to have the fishtails on both sides.
This card be used for several occasions by changing the sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner I wanted to showcase the Gnomes in a love setting. Below is the steps to create your own card.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7” x 6”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for vertical side fold card. (Mini Slimline)
Step 2 – Diecut Heart Background using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim White Cardstock to 3 1/2” x 6” and diecut Puzzle Heart (solid heart die) on a slant. Discard the diecut and keep the negative piece. Trim Fuschia Cardstock to 3 1/2” x 6”. Place the Heart Background diecut on top of the trimmed Fuschia Cardstock and place the White negative Heart panel on top. Mark in pencil on the Fuschia panel how much you actually need for Heart Background Panel. Cut the Heart background piece and attach to the Fuschia panel. Now attach the White negative panel on top and attach to the card front. See photos below. Attach the whole panel to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step 3 – Stamp Love sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink to the card front.
Step 4 – Diecut Gnomes in various colors of Cardstock. I added some shading to the face, hands, heart and Gnomes hat using various colors of Copic Markers. Assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue and adhere to card using Foam Tape. Add the remaining small heart using Kid’s Choice Glue.
This card can be used for several occasions by changing the sentiment and/or background and/or Basic Shape Window. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Today’s card is using some oldies but goodies product to create a love themed card as well as a fun technique to create some DIY backgrounds using a Gel Plate. Below you will find the steps to create your own card and backgrounds.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 11” x 4 1/4”, score at 5 1/2” and fold in half for a horizontal top folding card. (A2)
Step 2 – Trim 8 1/2” x 11” White Soft Finish Cardstock into 4 pieces by trimming it in half and then again in half. Apply ink of your choice onto the Gel Plate with a brayer. I used Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Dusty Concord. Place the Cardstock onto the Gel Plate, rub into it to get the ink to transfer on the Cardstock. Remove and let dry. Diecut Heart Background using White Cardstock. You will use this as a stencil. Apply the same inks onto the Gel Plate, place the stencil you created and add Cardstock. Remove the stencil. Place another Cardstock on the Gel Plate and rub into it. Remove and let dry. Trim the panel from the right and adhere onto the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 3 – Diecut Flamingos using White Soft Finish Cardstock for the body and wings, cream Cardstock for the beak and legs, and Black Cardstock for the tip of the beak. Apply Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick to the body and wings. Apply Distress Oxide Candied Apple to the edges. Assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere to card using Foam Tape making sure to keep them close as this will create a heart from the heads of the Flamingos.
Step 4 – Stamp Love Sentiment using Versamark on Black Cardstock. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool. Trim the sentiment and adhere to card using Foam Tape.
Step 5 – Optional – For added interest and sparkle randomly adhere Sequins.
This card can be used for several occasions such as an Anniversary or simply telling your spouse you love them. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Hey Everyone! It’s EK today with some sepia toned love cards.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to create a collection of romantic cards that can be used for Cupid’s holiday or frankly any day. Charlene’s A Field of Flowers stamp set is the perfect way to create a simple collections of cards. And let’s be honest, these flowers are just begging for a sepia treatment.
Step One: Stamp all the images from the A Field of Flowers stamp set onto Watercolor Paper using water proof ink.
Step Two: Using watercolor pencils in shades of brown, tan and peach color the flowers.
Step Three: Using a watercolor brush, spread the pencil out.
Step Four: Repeat steps one and two with the rest of the images.
Step Five: Using a watercolor pencil, shade around the edges of the watercolor paper. I used shades of red, pink and purple.
Step Six: Using a watercolor brush, blend out the pencil.
Step Seven: Repeat steps five and six with rest of the images.
Step Eight: Using the Love Sentiments stamp set, add the sentiment onto each image. I used grey on all except the one with the leaves.
Step Nine: Mount the watercolor paper onto an A2 card frame.
I hope you enjoy these super simple, yet romantic cards. Let me know in the comments below what you think about turning the flowers into sepia tones. Until then, happy crafting.
Hi Friends! It’s EK Gorman here just peeking in today to share with you a fun way to get the most out of the new Susan’s Garden Frame It/Stitched Rectangle dies. I just adore the idea of cards where the front looks like it might be one thing, but once you open it, you see another picture entirely. Surprise! The new Frame It dies make this technique so simple that I know you’ll want to join in the fun.
Hi, everybody! It’s Ekaterina Oleynik with you today. Very soon the most romantic holiday in the year will arrive – St. Valentine’s Day. On this day, guys and girls in love send each other special cards: Valentines. Today I want to show how to make such original card on which creation it is necessary to spend not enough time.
Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and normally we think of reds, pinks and whites for this holiday. But being a color person, I decided to go in a completely different direction and create a super colorful card for a bit of an artsy twist on a Valentine. Here’s how I made the card: Continue Reading
We are back for our first Designer Challenge for 2018! We are a little later than normal as we have been busy sharing all the new products which have been release this month. From February we will be back to our normal third Tuesday of the month.
Our challenge this month is …. “You Fill My Heart” – Valentine’s Day is less then a month away so for our challenge this month create a card that would be suitable for Valentine’s Day.