Cheers

Hello everyone! Hope you had a happy holiday blessed with family and friends!

TaeEun here today with a shaker card which I hope could bring you good cheer for the new year 🙂 ! I used the bold Brushed Cheers, Floral World and Pyrotechnics stamps for this card. Let’s take a look at the card!

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To start off I stamped the Floral World using Spectrum aqua markers and Misti tool on a watercolor cardstock. I used various colors to stamp the flowers and greenery on the map. I then took blue and green Zig brush markers to color the ocean. After the panel was dry, I stamped some fireworks from Pyrotechnics stamp set in embossing ink and heat embossed it in silver and in rose gold using our Rose Gold embossing powder. I adhered the panel on a A2 sized card base and glued some sequins from Glass Slippers and Midnight Frost Couture Mix on that.

For the shaker window I silver heat embossed the Brushed Cheers on a clear acetate sheet and made a frame from a white shimmery cardstock using our Double stitched rectangle dies. I adhered the frame to acetate and assembled the shaker card. I used Midnight Frost Couture Mix as my shaker elements.

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That’s it from me today and it was my last post in 2016. I want to say big thanks to everyone who stopped by and left lovely and encouraging comments !!!

Wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

TaeEun

 

 

 

Have a “cool” Thanksgiving…

Hi, friends! Emily here with you today for a sort of non-traditional Thanksgiving card… Truth be told, I’m not one for making autumnal cards. I looooove fall and all of the wonderful things that come along with it, but somehow that has never translated into my cardmaking or crafting in general… I think it has something to do with the fact that I hate orange. With a passion. Which is really funny because I’m married to a ginger. (hahahaha) Anyway, I wanted to challenge myself to make a “cool” autumnal card with the pretty Autumn Foliage stamp set that I purchased but have never used… insert blushing emoji… so I pulled out my stamps, a bunch of pretty inks, and just got to stamping.

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I started by stamping the purple and yellow leaves. I wanted to keep the undertones cool, so I had to create some custom color combinations, and luckily The Ton stocks enough inks that I could create the exact look I was going for. The purple leaves were stamped with Cosmopolitan Pink, Pink Derby, and Grape Crush inks. The yellow leaves were stamped with the Citrine Collection. I fussy cut all of them and arranged them in a little bouquet, but decided some flowers were needed (like that was a big surprise, eh?), so I pulled out my Fresh Cut Dahlia set. The dahlias remind me of mums a little, so I thought they’d be perfect to create a little autumnal bouquet with the leaves. I stamped them in Peach Blossom, Cosmopolitan Pink, and Pink Derby inks, then fussy cut them.

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The next step was the background. A nice buffalo check just screams “autumn” to me, and with a little creative stamping, I was about to use the Haute Stripes stamp set to create a nice, thick buffalo check. In keeping with my challenge of keeping things “cool,” I decided to stamp it in True Navy. With my background stamps, I like to start by placing my cling stamp in my MISTI, then using a piece of scratch paper to stamp it once. I do this extra step to ensure that I get perfect placement. I then use a piece of washi tape to adhere my “good” card stock down, so that I can restamp if I need to. For my buffalo check, I stamped it once on the scratch paper, then lined up my good paper on the scratch paper, ensuring that the lines were straight, stamped it, then flipped it 90* and stamped it again, getting a nice, rustic little checked pattern. I die cut my buffalo check with a Stitched Rectangle die, popped it up with some dimensional adhesive on my card base, then added my cool autumnal arrangement. The last step was to emboss the sentiment, also from Autumn Foliage, on a flagged strip of card stock using Platinum embossing powder.

Well, what do you think? It reminds me of a Martha Stewart Thanksgiving tablescape…. checked table cloth, chic floral arrangement, metallics…. I hope you enjoyed this step into my warm color-challenged brain! Have a great week, friends!

Foil In-Laid Petal Cut Peonies

Hello! It’s LauraJane, Hope your weekend was fabulous!

Today I have a card that uses the In-Laid die cut technique with the Petal Cut Peonies Standalone Dies. The task could be pretty challenging without the help of a household product, Press’n Seal. Here is a card I made previously with regular colored cardstock. For today, I’m using  Adhesive Foiled Papers.

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The Process:

 

  • Moving on to the peonies,I started out by cutting two large blooms from Petal Cut Peonies Standalone Dies on Adhesive Foil Paper – Purple .Very carefully, with the paper cuts still in the metal dies, I firmly pressed plastic PRESS’n SEAL over the entire bloom backing. Gently pulling the die out of the metal and flipped it over, leaving the whole die cut on the PRESS’n SEAL.
  • Repeat this entire step with Adhesive Foil Paper – Light Pink  (Now I have Four cut peonies, two in Purple, and Two in Light pink)
  • Next, I peel off the outline of one bloom from the PRESS’n SEAL, leaving some of the inner cuts on the plastic, a small stylus can be used to help push the inner cuts from the outline.
  • Now place the outline cut on the card front and piece, or In-lay, the smaller inner cuts back inside the outline using the lighter or darker foil paper for contrast. The adhesive foil makes it a clean and simple task to stick everything together:))
  • I also cut the leaves from Adhesive Foil Paper – Apple Green  and Mint .
  • Layer the greenery around the blooms. Remember, the adhesive Foil Paper makes this SUPER easy!IMG_1170
  • I ended up stamping a repeat of a smaller sentiment in the same ink as the polka-dots after quickly masking off the area..
  •  I Embossed the main sentiment from Graceful Rose in Liquid Platinum on vellum.

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I encourage you to give this In-Laid die cut technique a try! It is well worth the effort.

LauraJane:)