Monday, June 12, 2017

Crafter's Companion Classic Floral Frame Die

One Die, Three Looks

This floral frame die is from Crafter's Companion. It can be used many ways. You can just die cut and use as is, with little or no embellishments, like the one above. I just added a few rhinestones and a bow with a die cut saying and this card is ready to go!

This card is using the same die but I added some ink to the details to bring out the floral part of the die. I added some more rhinestones and a lighter bow with die cut and this card is done.

This last card is so glittery it doesn't need any rhinestones. (I added a few because I love bling!) I used glitter card stock which I popped up on pop dots over some floral paper. Added a sentiment and bow and this card is DONE! So fancy and ready that special event like anniversary, wedding or just a special card for a loved one.

This die can also be cut apart for the frame to be used separately. Take a look at your dies and see other uses for them other then their intended purposes. Be creative! That is how you get your cards to be originals!

Happy Card Making!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Karen Burniston's New Charm Accordion Die and Woodland Animal Die

This is a new card die from Karen Burniston, Charm Accordion. It is a 4.25x 3.25 size card that includes decorative panels and 5 mini charms. The apple is one of the charms. The other fun fruit on my card is from Karen's other die sets: Jinks the Monkey and Lucky the Rabbit. I added a bit of shading with my Crafter's Companion Colorista Colored Pencils.

This adorable little fellow is one of Karen Burniston's new Woodland Animal Die. It is one of three critters in the die set. It includes this cute raccoon, a squirrel and a fox.

When the card is opened, it is an accordion style card. You can add more panels if you would like. I went with the original 2 panel card. The apple charm floats in the middle frame that connects the two panels. I used a dollar store stamp for my sentiment. I love this little card. This will go into a care package of food I will be sending to a friend. (I am Italian so I am always cooking and sending food to friends and family!)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Art Impressions and Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

This cute stamped image is from Art Impressions. It is colored with Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I love all the colors they have and they are all refillable! Very affordable vs other alcohol markers.

I did very simple shading. It is easy with alcohol markers to get a smooth shade.

The bottom is decorated with Tim Holtz's Trick or Treat Shadow die. It has many Halloween elements on it, I only used a few. I also added some glitter pen from Spectrum Noir on the owl as well as google eyes on the owl and bats. I like that it adds a bit of whimsy to the card. It was a fun and easy card to put together. You don't have to have the same elements as I do, just use the card sketch and see what you can come up with!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Crafter's Companion Day of the Dead stamps

This quick and easy card is made from a new stamp set by Sheena Douglas. It's called Butterfly Rose from Crafter's Companion. I used Colorista colored pencils from Crafter's Companion to color my image. After I cut out the butterfly I curved the wings for some added dimension. For some added bling, I used some scrap gold thread-like material for under the butterfly. Just glue it on before you add the butterfly. I used some vellum for the lacy square that I die cut with a nestability die called lacy square. The back white cardstock panel is embossed with a new 3D embossing folder by We Are Memory Keepers. I mounted them all on a black piece of cardstock and then attached it all on a square 5x5 card base.

Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Paper Piecing Fun

This cute little guy is a stamp from Penny Black named "Snowy". There are so many ways to decorate this guy, I am having fun doing some of them. This one is paper pieced. You can color with markers, watercolor with paints, or color with colored pencils. What ever the medium you like to work in, this little guy is fun to do!

I used Doodle Bug paper for the background, scarf and hat paper piecing as well as the gingham paper strip. I did some simple coloring on the body, face and hat with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers from Crafter's Companion. (The markers will be available on HSN Tuesday, May 9, 2017 with a whole bunch of other goodies from Crafter's Companion! Mark your calendars! It will be 24 hours of crafts and crafting items. Be sure to check out the "Today's Special" of wonderful card making dies from Crafter's Companion.)  I also used a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle for the main image which I popped up on foam adhesive. I added the faux enamel dots, which I made, for my embellishment. For the sentiment I used a Lawn Fawn set called Winter Scripty Sayings.

I hope this gives you some inspiration (if not, you can check out this Pinterest page for more ideas) to get some card making of your own done. (It is never too early to start those Christmas cards!) Be sure to follow to my Pinterest page while you are there! Also subscribe to my blog on the right hand side of  this post to receive updates of my blog in your email!

Thank you and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bebunni and Spectrum Noir Markers

I made this sweet Bebunni birthday card with Crafter's Companion's stamp set called Yum, Yum, Yum. I colored him with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. They are fun to color with and easy to get professional blends and textures.
Here is a close up of the bunny's fur texture. I colored the bunny with grey markers and then used the colorless blender to get the texture. I used a small piece of terry cloth towel, then added the colorless blender to the cloth and just tapped the image where I wanted the texture. I colored the bunny then did the texture technique before I colored any other part of the image. That way I didn't have to worry about accidentally getting blender on other parts of my design.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Crafter's Companion Bebunni

A quick hello and fun card for you today. I colored the bunny with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. (Bunny: GG1, GG3 Envelope: AB1, AB3 Tag: MB1, Blender  Ears of bunny: AP1, AP2, PP2 Cheeks and Nose: PP2) To add texture to the bunny, I used some blender on a towel, blotted it on the colored bunny and let it dry.

I watercolored the background with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. (Blue Topaz and Emerald Green)
The Bebunni stamp set is also from Crafter's Companion. The set is called, "Sent With Love".
I hope you try watercoloring with the Sparkle Pens. (The sparkle remains but is subtle.)  The result is amazing!