tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-67470427467607873042019-04-22T11:53:40.554-04:00Create With MeJulia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.comBlogger2421125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-72070620765116509482019-04-22T06:00:00.000-04:002019-04-22T06:00:02.809-04:00Three Little Notebooks - Eileen Hull's New Sizzix Notebook Die<div style="text-align: center;">Today I'm sharing 3 projects I made using Eileen Hull's fun new<a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/681725310/sizzix-bigzl-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_2&amp;crt=1" target="_blank"> Sizzix Notebook Die</a>!<br />It has JUST been released.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d26h3oJLm5g/XBnM54-MkvI/AAAAAAAAflU/EP75BPPVhv8y6KOvN5heot5Kxm_QBZxLACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3734_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="323" data-original-width="640" height="321" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d26h3oJLm5g/XBnM54-MkvI/AAAAAAAAflU/EP75BPPVhv8y6KOvN5heot5Kxm_QBZxLACLcBGAs/s640/IMG_3734_edited-1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I made 3 little Notebooks -&nbsp; an Address Book, a Travel Book and a Photo Book.&nbsp; Each theme was inspired by the papers that I bought at Joann when I was shopping for design ideas!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">They are easy peasy to assemble once you've decided on the purpose for your notebook!</div><div style="text-align: center;">All of them were made in the same basic way.</div><div style="text-align: center;">Here are a few photos of how I put them together.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-s7MrkdcOi38/XBnM6eBRPBI/AAAAAAAAflY/thOOdiJ_3xgxU-adyeyPvkqKls15XrUBQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3735_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="826" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-s7MrkdcOi38/XBnM6eBRPBI/AAAAAAAAflY/thOOdiJ_3xgxU-adyeyPvkqKls15XrUBQCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3735_edited-1.jpg" width="308" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I die cut the Notebook out of matboard and then cut two panels 8" x 5" out of patterned paper to cover the inside and outside of it.&nbsp; For the pages I cut 15 panels of kraft card, each 7" x&nbsp; 4 3/4" and folded them all in&nbsp; half to make 3 signatures of 5 pages each.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><i>(which when folded makes 10 pages in each signature!)</i></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-X0R8CdBTbbo/XBnM4SfksxI/AAAAAAAAfk8/_HbgBBjEMv07r7NyR8uXlclT3pv69AK2wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3727_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="451" data-original-width="640" height="281" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-X0R8CdBTbbo/XBnM4SfksxI/AAAAAAAAfk8/_HbgBBjEMv07r7NyR8uXlclT3pv69AK2wCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3727_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;I glued the paper to the front and back of the Notebook, smoothing the paper over the matboard and then folding them at the binding area and smoothing again where any 'pull aways' might have happened! <i>Sometimes you have to trim a little off the edges after it dries if they don't quite match up!</i></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp; I tied 3 pieces of round elastic cord around the middle of the notebook - knotting them on the inside.&nbsp; I slipped a signature under each of the elastics to hold them in the Notebook.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6zW9plI1flM/XBnM4c_L5JI/AAAAAAAAfk4/OjNOSntbnp08-Nwb77Vwi_V5hzvtzVAEgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3728_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="462" data-original-width="640" height="288" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6zW9plI1flM/XBnM4c_L5JI/AAAAAAAAfk4/OjNOSntbnp08-Nwb77Vwi_V5hzvtzVAEgCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3728_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;Here is how it looks on the outside</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-b7_sw1yGUdI/XBnM4cN18XI/AAAAAAAAflA/ed_fti4env0Aq1Yz3SwvV3dtkaJ5dvDBACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3729_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="463" data-original-width="640" height="288" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-b7_sw1yGUdI/XBnM4cN18XI/AAAAAAAAflA/ed_fti4env0Aq1Yz3SwvV3dtkaJ5dvDBACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3729_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;I die cut 26 small tags using Eileen's <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/621878399/sizzix-credit-card-sleeve?ga_search_query=credit%2Bcard%2Bsleeve&amp;ref=shop_items_search_1&amp;crt=1">Credit Card Sleeve and tags die</a> and stamped each one with a letter of the alphabet.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UXvGNUzTQzc/XBnM45FtS4I/AAAAAAAAflI/tpbFL9WwWq8FzsYA8qPHjwMtFrEUdnsCgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3730_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="500" data-original-width="640" height="312" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UXvGNUzTQzc/XBnM45FtS4I/AAAAAAAAflI/tpbFL9WwWq8FzsYA8qPHjwMtFrEUdnsCgCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3730_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;I adhered one tab to each page.&nbsp; </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2JDbbvzmVTY/XBnM7F43JKI/AAAAAAAAflg/pJZQEo8KmMIGO03TV2I_V9kOXIOlbi1nQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3737_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="541" data-original-width="640" height="337" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2JDbbvzmVTY/XBnM7F43JKI/AAAAAAAAflg/pJZQEo8KmMIGO03TV2I_V9kOXIOlbi1nQCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3737_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;Here's the view from the back.&nbsp; I added a kraft border piece to the edge of the front and back.<i>&nbsp;</i></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><i>&nbsp;Not only is that a design look - but also covers up any white showing if the patterned paper doesn't quite cover the matboard edge!</i></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xSSV893pozQ/XBnQpkNJUmI/AAAAAAAAfmo/1AXOrFB7DcgoeYgqNa1XpjpPvsUZTeF9QCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3736_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="791" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xSSV893pozQ/XBnQpkNJUmI/AAAAAAAAfmo/1AXOrFB7DcgoeYgqNa1XpjpPvsUZTeF9QCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3736_edited-1.jpg" width="322" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;I added a piece of white round elastic cord as a closure for the journal - knotting it around the binding cords so it won't fall off when untied!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-No5Eme35aCE/XBnRgeJws3I/AAAAAAAAfmw/I4Y5dNShYvEWJ1FYcSJ_Rpv5LpQ1hVLnwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3735_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="826" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-No5Eme35aCE/XBnRgeJws3I/AAAAAAAAfmw/I4Y5dNShYvEWJ1FYcSJ_Rpv5LpQ1hVLnwCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3735_edited-1.jpg" width="308" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The next two Notebooks were made pretty much in the same way as the first one above.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I used some fun camper paper (a nod to Eileen's camper Scotty!) for my Travel Notebook. I die cut the word 'travel' from <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/621866419/journaling-words?ga_search_query=journaling%2Bwords&amp;ref=shop_items_search_1">Journaling Words</a> for the cover.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4KW5b8abHIo/XBnM5UYdmMI/AAAAAAAAflE/tJkQO42Nf_wrA_PMG4iRC8u2b2eTO0GVgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3731_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="381" data-original-width="640" height="237" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4KW5b8abHIo/XBnM5UYdmMI/AAAAAAAAflE/tJkQO42Nf_wrA_PMG4iRC8u2b2eTO0GVgCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3731_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;I cut some credit card pieces from <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/621878399/sizzix-credit-card-sleeve?ga_search_query=credit%2Bcard%2Bsleeve&amp;ref=shop_items_search_1">Credit Card Sleeve and tags</a> to use on a couple of the pages (shown below)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BUqGj0INFCg/XBnM5zXqcRI/AAAAAAAAflM/fc4iKh0n4FgJtV8ufUYTo5PSIELUlfUMgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3732_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="530" data-original-width="640" height="331" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BUqGj0INFCg/XBnM5zXqcRI/AAAAAAAAflM/fc4iKh0n4FgJtV8ufUYTo5PSIELUlfUMgCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3732_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;I used two signatures in this Notebook, again using kraft paper cutting 8 pieces 7" x 4 3/4"and folding in half.&nbsp; Each signature has 8 pages (4 folded in half)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Qg0f737cYAY/XBnM7hB-ixI/AAAAAAAAflo/0y7E1vRnaCA_0DfIiKc2C9vrjN5Y4z0tACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3738_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="688" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Qg0f737cYAY/XBnM7hB-ixI/AAAAAAAAflo/0y7E1vRnaCA_0DfIiKc2C9vrjN5Y4z0tACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3738_edited-1.jpg" width="371" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;I again used a piece of white round elastic cord for the closure, knotting it around the bindings.&nbsp; I added strips of colored cardstock on the edges.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wZ9JZF2UxDo/XBnM8GdmJMI/AAAAAAAAflk/O-0asNisd28XZMxo-iUi5yFwu2EXVgIpgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3739_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="795" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wZ9JZF2UxDo/XBnM8GdmJMI/AAAAAAAAflk/O-0asNisd28XZMxo-iUi5yFwu2EXVgIpgCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3739_edited-1.jpg" width="321" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;I slipped an Idea-ology map panel into this Credit Card sleeve (trimmed down) and added an&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Idea-ology 'play' Flashcard to the front.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aVRnvEmY5XY/XBnM8lvhWfI/AAAAAAAAfls/pLI7oM5OW28G8rjmafiOcDXrsZAoK16ggCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3740_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="528" data-original-width="640" height="330" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aVRnvEmY5XY/XBnM8lvhWfI/AAAAAAAAfls/pLI7oM5OW28G8rjmafiOcDXrsZAoK16ggCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3740_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">On another page is a vintage Idea-ology Photo Booth photo slipped into a <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/621878399/sizzix-credit-card-sleeve?ga_search_query=credit%2Bcard%2Bsleeve&amp;ref=shop_items_search_1&amp;crt=1">Credit card sleeve </a>as well as an Idea-ology Pocket Card envelope and Idea-ology 'friend' Flashcard layered on the front.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-z6Opjv9b48w/XBnM8gbUe1I/AAAAAAAAflw/RNksiAASZ9gqTAcfWZTRPIwRUlSVbxaRgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3741_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="535" data-original-width="640" height="333" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-z6Opjv9b48w/XBnM8gbUe1I/AAAAAAAAflw/RNksiAASZ9gqTAcfWZTRPIwRUlSVbxaRgCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3741_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;My third Notebook is for photos - using this fun camera patterned paper adhered to the inside and outside of the Mini Album die cut out of matboard.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_mXwV15LOqM/XBnM55smJlI/AAAAAAAAflQ/_1-eJiHLZGsbhv3BBcETNpdH9L4MnYWhgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3733_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="383" data-original-width="640" height="238" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_mXwV15LOqM/XBnM55smJlI/AAAAAAAAflQ/_1-eJiHLZGsbhv3BBcETNpdH9L4MnYWhgCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3733_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">On this album, when I folded it after adhering the pattern paper - the paper split along the binding as I had let it dry too much before bending it at the scoring <i>(just the paper split not the matboard)</i> -&nbsp; so I&nbsp; added a piece of black card stock to cover the binding area.&nbsp; I added this cute photo of my 5 year old grandniece Mila enjoying an ice cream cone last summer framed in a die cut Polaroid Frame.&nbsp; </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MYSLkH9aRmo/XBnM8jFF0_I/AAAAAAAAfl0/ao_mY8WOFjwkgKalF2TxljwdGisZ8PwOACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3742_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="662" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MYSLkH9aRmo/XBnM8jFF0_I/AAAAAAAAfl0/ao_mY8WOFjwkgKalF2TxljwdGisZ8PwOACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3742_edited-1.jpg" width="386" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">I added a black round elastic cord as a closure on this album - knotting it through the binding.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1tDat0-g_vk/XBnM9FiQTXI/AAAAAAAAfl4/X4LtSRW8sCsbzAr7XtjT-b6Wgh2wcFC3gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3743_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="741" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1tDat0-g_vk/XBnM9FiQTXI/AAAAAAAAfl4/X4LtSRW8sCsbzAr7XtjT-b6Wgh2wcFC3gCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3743_edited-1.jpg" width="345" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I just added one signature of 4 white pages cut to 7" x 4 3/4" and folded in half - 8 total pages.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-49lz6gdic6k/XBnM9eIYpvI/AAAAAAAAfl8/VZd9QiVc8u44g9c_9dJ8PsjS2KhUmlRzACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3744_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="567" data-original-width="640" height="353" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-49lz6gdic6k/XBnM9eIYpvI/AAAAAAAAfl8/VZd9QiVc8u44g9c_9dJ8PsjS2KhUmlRzACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3744_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;A final view of my 3 little Notebooks! Pretty quick to cut and assemble!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d26h3oJLm5g/XBnM54-MkvI/AAAAAAAAflU/EP75BPPVhv8y6KOvN5heot5Kxm_QBZxLACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3734_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="323" data-original-width="640" height="201" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d26h3oJLm5g/XBnM54-MkvI/AAAAAAAAflU/EP75BPPVhv8y6KOvN5heot5Kxm_QBZxLACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3734_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">These 3 <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/681725310/sizzix-bigzl-notebook?ref=shop_home_active_2&amp;crt=1" target="_blank">Notebooks </a>will also fit quite nicely inside of Eileen's new <a href="https://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Sizzix_Eileen_Hull_Box_Treasure_663634_p/eh_663634.htm" target="_blank">Treasure Box Die</a> - a great way to keep them all together!&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Check out <a href="http://www.eileenhull.com/" target="_blank">Eileen's blog</a> all month where she is gathering all of the notebook projects created by the Inspiration Team!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I'm linking my Address Book to:</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://minialbummakers.blogspot.com/2019/04/april-mini-album-tutorial-challenges.html" target="_blank">Mini Album Makers Challenge</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZW6u57rezdU/XLONDWL-83I/AAAAAAAAgTk/x7htI4i_hGYaafs3JkAGzKLefzE5JyK_ACLcBGAs/s1600/MAMSquare.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="200" height="200" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZW6u57rezdU/XLONDWL-83I/AAAAAAAAgTk/x7htI4i_hGYaafs3JkAGzKLefzE5JyK_ACLcBGAs/s200/MAMSquare.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="color: black;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZFX1BtgciXI/XBnOEyrxQzI/AAAAAAAAfmc/V4l1ALIQQcM7fHiM_jNrUY4C1YqLP3rlwCLcBGAs/s1600/Julia%2Bsignature.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="66" data-original-width="112" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZFX1BtgciXI/XBnOEyrxQzI/AAAAAAAAfmc/V4l1ALIQQcM7fHiM_jNrUY4C1YqLP3rlwCLcBGAs/s1600/Julia%2Bsignature.png" /></a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><u>Address Book</u></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Stamps:&nbsp; Karen Foster Snap Stamps Alphabet - retired</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Paper:&nbsp; matboard, Kraft Paper Stack - Joann's, Ocean Tides - Papertrey Ink, Houses DP American Crafts - Joann's.</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Ink:&nbsp; Archival Jet Black</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Accessories:&nbsp; Mini Album Die, Credit Card Sleeve and Tags Dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, round elastic cord - Joann's, Tombow Glue, Word Window Punch - SU, Zutter Corner Rounder. </span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #990000;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #990000;"><u>Travel Notebook</u></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Paper:&nbsp; matboard, Kraft Paper Stack - Joann's, Hibiscus Burst and True Black - Papertrey Ink, Camper DP American Crafts - Joann's, DP Bitty Big Blueberry Sky - Papertrey Ink. </span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Accessories:&nbsp; Mini Album Die, Journaling Words, Credit Card Sleeve and Tags Dies - Eileen Hull/Sizzix,&nbsp; Photo Booth, Flash Cards, Pocket Cards - Idea-ology, round elastic cord - Joann's, Tombow Glue, Word Window Punch - SU, Zutter Corner Rounder </span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #990000;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #990000;"><u>Photo Notebook</u></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Stamps: Karen Foster Snap Stamps Alphabet - retired</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Paper:&nbsp; matboard, white and True Black - Papertrey Ink, Camera's&nbsp; DP American Crafts - Joann's.</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Ink:&nbsp; Archival Jet Black</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Accessories:&nbsp; Mini Album - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Polaroid Photo Frame Die - Jillian Vance, round black elastic cord, Word Window Punch - SU, Tombow Glue, ScorTape, Zutter Corner Rounder.</span></span>Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-68889983628451101642019-04-18T13:00:00.000-04:002019-04-18T13:00:07.559-04:00CAS Stencil - April Mid-Month Reminder - Embossing Pastes/Gels<div style="text-align: center;">I'm here today to remind you there's still time to join in on the <a href="https://casstencil.blogspot.com/2019/04/april-cas-stencil-reminder.html" target="_blank">April CAS Stencil Card Challenge</a>!<br />Barb is our hostess this month and she wants us to use Embossing Pastes/Gells with our stencils. </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G4d0oLEWCJw/XI8CJQ424ZI/AAAAAAAAgKA/zJdBucn6Lc011qyYpsLrMbLmpMbtNPw0ACLcBGAs/s1600/April%2Bcas%2Bstencil.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="202" data-original-width="250" height="160" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G4d0oLEWCJw/XI8CJQ424ZI/AAAAAAAAgKA/zJdBucn6Lc011qyYpsLrMbLmpMbtNPw0ACLcBGAs/s200/April%2Bcas%2Bstencil.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;I made a white on white sympathy card.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-E97yhaxmWUU/XI78-dmCKpI/AAAAAAAAgJg/vxurKunX_28aVfkMfX6pvvBD8QKqBxrnQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3938_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="704" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-E97yhaxmWUU/XI78-dmCKpI/AAAAAAAAgJg/vxurKunX_28aVfkMfX6pvvBD8QKqBxrnQCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3938_edited-1.jpg" width="362" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I laid the 6"x6" <a href="https://altenew.com/products/leaf-burst-stencil" target="_blank">Leaf Burst Stencil</a> from Altenew over a panel of white card stock.&nbsp; Then I spread <a href="https://www.ellenhutson.com/Search.html#/Search.html?search=nuvo+expan&amp;category=F2458" target="_blank">Worn Linen Nuvo Expanding Mousse</a> over the stencil with a plastic spatula.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AvSD3WDLXmE/XI7894CoUbI/AAAAAAAAgJc/kWnKtY3eXTYqmYSkfO8bX-tkJFxnG3FVwCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3900_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="586" data-original-width="640" height="366" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AvSD3WDLXmE/XI7894CoUbI/AAAAAAAAgJc/kWnKtY3eXTYqmYSkfO8bX-tkJFxnG3FVwCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3900_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">It looks flat and shiny when you remove the stencil although it is raised up because it's thick. </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><i>(Wash off your stencil immediately after lifting it off the cardstock).</i>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">If you let the panel dry naturally, it will stay looking like this</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HjFbK-XsKkw/XI7895CL8iI/AAAAAAAAgJs/nPQCJ3GOlswPu5u7touzVvPfrO3Q1IQcgCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3901_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="541" data-original-width="640" height="337" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HjFbK-XsKkw/XI7895CL8iI/AAAAAAAAgJs/nPQCJ3GOlswPu5u7touzVvPfrO3Q1IQcgCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3901_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;If you dry it by heating it with a heat tool, it will puff up (hence the name 'Expanding Mousse').&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I like this heated look better than letting it dry naturally but you have the option of one or the other.</div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8LHGHiiPeao/XI789w7YJRI/AAAAAAAAgJ4/BDemEsy5TRIlg8zUGxpi_iDb2qxk-ygFgCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3906_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="458" data-original-width="640" height="286" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8LHGHiiPeao/XI789w7YJRI/AAAAAAAAgJ4/BDemEsy5TRIlg8zUGxpi_iDb2qxk-ygFgCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3906_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Here's a close up where hopefully you can see the 'pouffiness' and a little glimmer.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3-zwS3YZg_w/XI78-q-U-zI/AAAAAAAAgJ0/2i5qfDsioFwGXBCeU9N_45H-UnvVmYQhACEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3939_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="502" data-original-width="640" height="313" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3-zwS3YZg_w/XI78-q-U-zI/AAAAAAAAgJ0/2i5qfDsioFwGXBCeU9N_45H-UnvVmYQhACEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3939_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I cut the stenciled panel right down the middle of the design and then I fussy cut around the petals and adhered half of the stencil onto the left edge of a watercolor paper card base.&nbsp; It just fit on the<br />5 1/2" card base height!&nbsp; I stamped the sentiment from <a href="https://www.ellenhutson.com/Search.html#/Search.html?search=Faithful+flutterings&amp;category=F2593" target="_blank">Faithful Flutterings</a> by Catherine Pooler onto a strip of watercolor paper and adhered it over the stencil with foam dots.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-E97yhaxmWUU/XI78-dmCKpI/AAAAAAAAgJw/uXJ9jCENrYUog2nOAK9CHv3fvpqxuSsbQCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3938_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="704" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-E97yhaxmWUU/XI78-dmCKpI/AAAAAAAAgJw/uXJ9jCENrYUog2nOAK9CHv3fvpqxuSsbQCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3938_edited-1.jpg" width="362" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;So please join us over at <a href="https://casstencil.blogspot.com/2019/04/april-cas-stencil-reminder.html" target="_blank">CAS Stencil Card Challenge</a> and show us how you use your stencils with Embossing Pastes or Gels!&nbsp; Check out all the inspiration from the Design Teams as well as our&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">April <span style="font-size: medium;">Guest Designer:&nbsp; Bobby (<a href="https://bitsandpiecesdesigns.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Bits &amp; Pieces</a>)</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">You have until 4/24 to link up your CAS creation!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I'm also linking my card to:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2019/04/challenge-393-subtle-colours.html" target="_blank">Less is More</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xjGwSOvrHdg/XLh-pwsSNxI/AAAAAAAAgYc/-jeXVF9OwWsYT8LEKdaSzi_RB9dycSE7ACLcBGAs/s1600/393%2BColour%2BSubtle%2BColours.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="183" data-original-width="320" height="114" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xjGwSOvrHdg/XLh-pwsSNxI/AAAAAAAAgYc/-jeXVF9OwWsYT8LEKdaSzi_RB9dycSE7ACLcBGAs/s200/393%2BColour%2BSubtle%2BColours.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://aaacards.blogspot.com/2019/04/cas-game-138-along-edge-optional-twist.html" target="_blank">AAA Cards </a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lK3g6RVzUt8/XLh_QTGI9jI/AAAAAAAAgYk/-0QzQWFXxjolbqLmPk9jAysk63sihZCXACLcBGAs/s1600/%2523138.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="320" data-original-width="320" height="200" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lK3g6RVzUt8/XLh_QTGI9jI/AAAAAAAAgYk/-0QzQWFXxjolbqLmPk9jAysk63sihZCXACLcBGAs/s200/%2523138.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/just-us-girls-trend-week-483-off-edge.html" target="_blank">Just Us Girls</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-N4PRNKCT-nU/XLiABQzg06I/AAAAAAAAgYw/hu6ICR4wcs0BCd1AIKr4OU5-WVC95z2CwCLcBGAs/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2019-01-20%2Bat%2B9.49.15%2BPM.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="343" data-original-width="400" height="171" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-N4PRNKCT-nU/XLiABQzg06I/AAAAAAAAgYw/hu6ICR4wcs0BCd1AIKr4OU5-WVC95z2CwCLcBGAs/s200/Screen%2BShot%2B2019-01-20%2Bat%2B9.49.15%2BPM.png" width="200" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-X140J1oMkVA/XI78_B-i9CI/AAAAAAAAgJ4/urpu6kNGjlo_96mGZupN_Kw8miU17X5PwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Julia.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="72" data-original-width="169" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-X140J1oMkVA/XI78_B-i9CI/AAAAAAAAgJ4/urpu6kNGjlo_96mGZupN_Kw8miU17X5PwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Julia.png" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Stamps:&nbsp; Faithful Fluttering - Catherine Pooler</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Paper:&nbsp; Water Color - Canson, white - PTI</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Ink:&nbsp; True Black - PTI</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Accessories:&nbsp; Leaf Burst Stencil - Altenew, Nuvo Expanding Mousse - Worn Linen, Heat Tool, foam dots. </div>Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com19tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-17866782517816098232019-04-12T16:20:00.003-04:002019-04-12T16:20:57.708-04:00Elves for Christmas<div style="text-align: center;">I always get my Christmas cards done early so that I can enjoy the wonderful Christmas season.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">So I'm also always looking for the monthly Christmas blog challenges for inspiration!</div><div style="text-align: center;">Here are two cards I made using the same Elf stamp but with different hats and using different colors and die cuts. &nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">The stamps are from Jolly Old Elf from Waltzingmouse which unfortunately closed several years ago.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">I used the Pierced Feature Frames:Ovals from PTI for this one and added clear Tiny Twinkles as the berries for the mistletoe on the end of the elf's hat as well as on the sentiment strip.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8aUNbG4Nbk4/XLDvZiuJ73I/AAAAAAAAgTE/HAI-Zftpwyo9yWN1CeimRvxlfs9UiFbhgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3990_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="785" data-original-width="640" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8aUNbG4Nbk4/XLDvZiuJ73I/AAAAAAAAgTE/HAI-Zftpwyo9yWN1CeimRvxlfs9UiFbhgCLcBGAs/s640/IMG_3990_edited-1.jpg" width="520" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I actually made the purple card below first - but wasn't completely happy with it - not really sure why - so I then made the green one!&nbsp; Then I thought, "I guess I do like the purple one too!"&nbsp; So here they both are!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">The elf body and the hats are separate stamps (there's one more hat in the set, more like a Santa hat) so for the purple elf,&nbsp; I stamped and cut out the hat and adhered it over the Bold Borders Diagonal die from PTI.&nbsp; I added Cherry Ice Stickles to the boot cuffs, belt and hat for a little sparkle!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kAHqwnZXRBY/XLDvZm3nUzI/AAAAAAAAgTI/y0PtKf5V9tAlEq2ghzMPQjWp142-YdYPQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3989_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="759" data-original-width="640" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kAHqwnZXRBY/XLDvZm3nUzI/AAAAAAAAgTI/y0PtKf5V9tAlEq2ghzMPQjWp142-YdYPQCLcBGAs/s640/IMG_3989_edited-1.jpg" width="538" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;I'm linking my cards to:</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://caschristmascardchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/cas-christmas-april-challenge.html" target="_blank">CAS Christmas Card Challenge</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-x79zxiEJXvM/XLDvZpPJsNI/AAAAAAAAgTA/LD0YG74gMBc00jxRJ5ATsqU1kTrGal0cgCLcBGAs/s1600/April%2B2019%2Bcas%2Bchristmas.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="250" height="160" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-x79zxiEJXvM/XLDvZpPJsNI/AAAAAAAAgTA/LD0YG74gMBc00jxRJ5ATsqU1kTrGal0cgCLcBGAs/s200/April%2B2019%2Bcas%2Bchristmas.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/challenge-47-anything-christmas-goes.html" target="_blank">The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">anything goes</div><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rIV-UqoDrU4/XLDvZxYx6QI/AAAAAAAAgTM/SpKlqNVlzRofWBFQpbe6ze3fwANgkNkjgCLcBGAs/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="83" data-original-width="186" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rIV-UqoDrU4/XLDvZxYx6QI/AAAAAAAAgTM/SpKlqNVlzRofWBFQpbe6ze3fwANgkNkjgCLcBGAs/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" /></a></div>Stamps:&nbsp; Jolly Old Elf - Waltzingmouse (retired)<br />Paper:&nbsp; white, Limeade Ice - PTI<br />Ink:&nbsp; Fern Green - Wendy Vecchi Blendable Die Ink, Plum Pudding - PTI<br />Accessories:&nbsp; Pierced Feature Frames: Ovals, Bold Borders: Diagonal Die - PTI, foam dots, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Cherry Ice Stickles.Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com10tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-62129871378314551242019-04-11T18:15:00.001-04:002019-04-11T18:15:59.387-04:00Three Giraffes x 2<div style="text-align: center;">I am once again attempting to play along with Darnell's Twofer challenge - which this month is Zoo Animals!&nbsp; These instructions always throw me for a loop!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KC3mtQTiplo/XK-wx_LSQSI/AAAAAAAAgRo/1UQhJUayPl4_WSKMqRWfICZi2xjBTuZQwCLcBGAs/s1600/with%2Bstencils%2Bparticipant%2Bbadge.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="219" data-original-width="250" height="175" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KC3mtQTiplo/XK-wx_LSQSI/AAAAAAAAgRo/1UQhJUayPl4_WSKMqRWfICZi2xjBTuZQwCLcBGAs/s200/with%2Bstencils%2Bparticipant%2Bbadge.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ils8zTqYMRk/XK-xOUzJZnI/AAAAAAAAgSQ/VSGU3oni_nwLEikDek6TU89Ex-73iNyzgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3988_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="458" data-original-width="640" height="457" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ils8zTqYMRk/XK-xOUzJZnI/AAAAAAAAgSQ/VSGU3oni_nwLEikDek6TU89Ex-73iNyzgCLcBGAs/s640/IMG_3988_edited-1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used a really funny giraffe stamp from Technique Tuesday called <a href="http://techniquejunkies.com/attitude-giraffes/" target="_blank">Attitude Giraffes</a> on both cards.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I dropped Glossy Accents on the sunglasses (which you can't see too well here).&nbsp; The sentiment is from What's Up by Avery Elle.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-u27WGIwe79M/XK-xJbWvwUI/AAAAAAAAgSE/gOl193lrYLQeDAEbcp-dQuGcXSvN5PsAwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3987_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="799" data-original-width="640" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-u27WGIwe79M/XK-xJbWvwUI/AAAAAAAAgSE/gOl193lrYLQeDAEbcp-dQuGcXSvN5PsAwCLcBGAs/s640/IMG_3987_edited-1.jpg" width="512" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">For my Twofer - I stamped the Attitude Giraffes on patterned paper and die cut it with a Circle Nestability and framed it in a Pinked Edge Nestability.&nbsp; I added Eerie Eyes from Doodlebug and brushed over all the giraffes with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella (not showing in photo!). The birthday sentiment is from Party Animal by Avery Elle.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JSq-Tiejaho/XK-xOSyg9fI/AAAAAAAAgSM/ZsoFE3cJTIoJqFZLoNJXXMopNK1KKPIlgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3986_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="773" data-original-width="640" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JSq-Tiejaho/XK-xOSyg9fI/AAAAAAAAgSM/ZsoFE3cJTIoJqFZLoNJXXMopNK1KKPIlgCLcBGAs/s640/IMG_3986_edited-1.jpg" width="528" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://twofercardchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/twofer-card-challenge-15_10.html" target="_blank">Twofer Card Challenge</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zHLqImkB7Z4/XK-xJADOjjI/AAAAAAAAgSA/DUJQu4yhSFc0oCeVQZueHRce8pdR1Xq1wCLcBGAs/s1600/April%2B2019%2Bbadge%2Bzoo%2Banimals.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="202" data-original-width="282" height="143" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zHLqImkB7Z4/XK-xJADOjjI/AAAAAAAAgSA/DUJQu4yhSFc0oCeVQZueHRce8pdR1Xq1wCLcBGAs/s200/April%2B2019%2Bbadge%2Bzoo%2Banimals.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">To be sure I made each card a different design, I enlisted the help of two sketch challenges!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">For my <i>It's Been Too Long</i> card I'm linking to:</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2019/04/freshly-made-sketches-383-sketch-by-jen.html" target="_blank">Freshly Made Sketches</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I tweaked the sketch a tad since my image was a long rectangle</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HZ87zejVysE/XK-ww0_4dPI/AAAAAAAAgRg/WbYbGS7-H7EH28AUaaJcvWP7vOUKIVFZwCLcBGAs/s1600/FMS%2BFinal%2B383-001.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="400" data-original-width="286" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HZ87zejVysE/XK-ww0_4dPI/AAAAAAAAgRg/WbYbGS7-H7EH28AUaaJcvWP7vOUKIVFZwCLcBGAs/s200/FMS%2BFinal%2B383-001.jpg" width="142" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">For my <i>You Party Animal</i> card I'm linking to:</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/fusion-cheery-eggs.html" target="_blank">Fusion Card Challenge</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used the sketch as well as the colors from the photo</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ziiAHWHJViU/XK-wwxlILxI/AAAAAAAAgRk/ZsC_5QINhpITSSwMxglBk-LLZ6Z5lmJ9QCLcBGAs/s1600/Fusion%2BApr%2B4-001.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="640" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ziiAHWHJViU/XK-wwxlILxI/AAAAAAAAgRk/ZsC_5QINhpITSSwMxglBk-LLZ6Z5lmJ9QCLcBGAs/s200/Fusion%2BApr%2B4-001.png" width="200" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;<a href="http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2019/04/seize-birthday-anything-goes-163.html" target="_blank">Seize the Birthday</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7lGqX7JgiBA/XK-6dSIpIGI/AAAAAAAAgSk/pgBLMwL8_ZoKjYnntbPNmBibSrJpJV1VACLcBGAs/s1600/Linky%2Bbadge.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="276" data-original-width="320" height="172" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7lGqX7JgiBA/XK-6dSIpIGI/AAAAAAAAgSk/pgBLMwL8_ZoKjYnntbPNmBibSrJpJV1VACLcBGAs/s200/Linky%2Bbadge.png" width="200" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lxq6JXhCnhE/XK-6j_wwfJI/AAAAAAAAgSo/2AaTc44c7tUERMWe5MDgtsGiM3Acy0m-ACLcBGAs/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="83" data-original-width="186" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lxq6JXhCnhE/XK-6j_wwfJI/AAAAAAAAgSo/2AaTc44c7tUERMWe5MDgtsGiM3Acy0m-ACLcBGAs/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><b>It's Been Too Long</b><br />Stamps:&nbsp; Attitude Giraffes - Technique Junkies, What's Up - Avery Elle.<br />Paper:&nbsp; White, Kraft, Dark Chocolate - PTI, DP Enchanted - Authentique.<br />Ink:&nbsp; Wendy Vecchi Archival Orange Blossom, True Black - PTI<br />Accessories:&nbsp; Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles - PTI, Glossy Accents.<br /><br /><b>You Party Animal</b> <br />Stamps:&nbsp; Attitude Giraffes - Technique Tuesday, Party Animal - Avery Elle.<br />Paper:&nbsp; White, New Leaf - PTI, DP Rainbow Bright - Sunny Studio.<br />Ink:&nbsp; Hero Hues Black, True Black - PTI<br />Accessories:&nbsp; Nestability Circles and Pinked Circles, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, Eerie Eyes - Doodlebug Designs.Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com15tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-28421818822795783492019-04-10T11:46:00.000-04:002019-04-10T12:00:17.665-04:00A Unicorn Birthday for Madelyn<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Today is my sweet youngest Grand Niece, Madelyn's birthday.&nbsp; She is 5 years old and she shares her birthday with my maternal grandmother Lila May Mulryan Chase who was born in 1887! (Madelyn's Great Great Grandmother!)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bM5eT6V7RkY/XK4MpcqYrFI/AAAAAAAAgRI/CVQfJAHDAGkkwLAAeva2lyn8dpT6uZ1yQCLcBGAs/s1600/Madelyn%2527s%2Bschool%2Bpic%2B%2B4%2Balmost%2B5%2Byrs%2B2019.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="960" data-original-width="678" height="320" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bM5eT6V7RkY/XK4MpcqYrFI/AAAAAAAAgRI/CVQfJAHDAGkkwLAAeva2lyn8dpT6uZ1yQCLcBGAs/s320/Madelyn%2527s%2Bschool%2Bpic%2B%2B4%2Balmost%2B5%2Byrs%2B2019.jpg" width="226" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">As part of her birthday presents from Kent and me,&nbsp; I made her a reveal wheel card and a little die cut felt Unicorn (her favorite creature at the moment!)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QrLMxSL0wBc/XK4HD6u7_xI/AAAAAAAAgP8/o9_crK81hgYdurGVlgVt5Ful36jNx3pfACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3969_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="515" data-original-width="640" height="321" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QrLMxSL0wBc/XK4HD6u7_xI/AAAAAAAAgP8/o9_crK81hgYdurGVlgVt5Ful36jNx3pfACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3969_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used the<a href="https://www.ellenhutson.com/stitched-unicorn-neat-and-tangled-dies/" target="_blank"> Unicorn die</a> from Neat and Tangled for my little stuffed unicorn.&nbsp; I die cut the pieces out of felt, used a running stitch to sew the pieces together and stuffed it with little pieces of cotton balls!&nbsp; </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QCHEksmkB8c/XK4HEJEsf3I/AAAAAAAAgQA/_21SjE2ptC0bzaXNPOB5MPArTG_1WWvDACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3970_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="590" data-original-width="640" height="368" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QCHEksmkB8c/XK4HEJEsf3I/AAAAAAAAgQA/_21SjE2ptC0bzaXNPOB5MPArTG_1WWvDACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3970_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Below you can see the sparkle added to the unicorn where I brushed over the colors with <a href="https://www.ellenhutson.com/zig-wink-of-stella-glitter-brush-tip-marker-clear/" target="_blank">Clear Glitter Wink of Stella</a>.&nbsp; I used Tombow Markers to color the areas.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-11Zuv3h2MbQ/XK4Hc3dnKsI/AAAAAAAAgQw/Y5P_X9_38dwcYOcdLLY1z6D4n3CyvvBGgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3831_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="520" data-original-width="640" height="325" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-11Zuv3h2MbQ/XK4Hc3dnKsI/AAAAAAAAgQw/Y5P_X9_38dwcYOcdLLY1z6D4n3CyvvBGgCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3831_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used the <a href="https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Lawn-Fawn-REVEAL-WHEEL-Die-Cuts-LF1703-mlf1703" target="_blank">Reveal Wheel dies</a> from Lawn Fawn to cut all the wheel pieces.&nbsp; Lawn Fawn has a great tutorial on YouTube showing all the simple steps in putting the pieces together.</div><div style="text-align: center;">The words in the windows are from <a href="https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Lawn-Fawn-REVEAL-WHEEL-SENTIMENTS-Clear-Stamps-LF1701-mlf1701" target="_blank">Reveal Wheel Sentiments</a>.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AcQf9VHzRFM/XK4HcGOuywI/AAAAAAAAgQg/5PJZm1MFXg0TW6Tstjv6SXB_Um684CTsgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3826_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="766" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AcQf9VHzRFM/XK4HcGOuywI/AAAAAAAAgQg/5PJZm1MFXg0TW6Tstjv6SXB_Um684CTsgCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3826_edited-1.jpg" width="333" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">The unicorn and MAGICALsentiment along the bottom are from<a href="https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Neat-and-Tangled-MAGICAL-DAY-Clear-Stamp-Set-NAT260-NAT260" target="_blank"> Magical Day</a> by Neat and Tangled. The Wishing You and Birthday are from the Reveal Wheel Sentiments set.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">I used the Magical Day die to cut the unicorn and popped her up on foam dots.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Here are the 4 words revealed as Madelyn turned the wheel. </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9gw7PmJSncM/XK4HccpOL9I/AAAAAAAAgQk/O95negP_U-gqYyOX8HWER6-tcb0kx5GrwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3827_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="741" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9gw7PmJSncM/XK4HccpOL9I/AAAAAAAAgQk/O95negP_U-gqYyOX8HWER6-tcb0kx5GrwCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3827_edited-1.jpg" width="345" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used my Brother Label maker for the personalization.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-giHkudETODs/XK4HcZ0MoPI/AAAAAAAAgQo/Va0OFZc-becxyXMUXTMXeyFvZGjXZhkfwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3828_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="714" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-giHkudETODs/XK4HcZ0MoPI/AAAAAAAAgQo/Va0OFZc-becxyXMUXTMXeyFvZGjXZhkfwCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3828_edited-1.jpg" width="357" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kIJP3NMQX7s/XK4Hcl9UcwI/AAAAAAAAgQs/Blu-BlJM8wEcGB208JnWnjQQfPLVur73QCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3829_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="777" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kIJP3NMQX7s/XK4Hcl9UcwI/AAAAAAAAgQs/Blu-BlJM8wEcGB208JnWnjQQfPLVur73QCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3829_edited-1.jpg" width="328" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I'm linking my card to:</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/04/challenge-184-pop-it-up.html" target="_blank">Inkspirational</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used pop dots on the unicorn and on the reveal wheel</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-y6-2p9D2hfk/XK4HDa2Ho7I/AAAAAAAAgP0/wi1L8REOH3cc2ZN_ZsJqLN6MLyTOVVSdgCEwYBhgL/s1600/Challenge184.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="400" data-original-width="400" height="200" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-y6-2p9D2hfk/XK4HDa2Ho7I/AAAAAAAAgP0/wi1L8REOH3cc2ZN_ZsJqLN6MLyTOVVSdgCEwYBhgL/s200/Challenge184.png" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/2019/04/hls-april-anything-goes-with-dies.html" target="_blank">Happy Little Stampers</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used a two unicorn dies and a reveal wheel die</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Tyc1cOShO6g/XK4HDQ_T0UI/AAAAAAAAgPw/O2_rxhRayJsVhhhzFszFvC7oxnrazxCKwCEwYBhgL/s1600/HLS%2BAG%2BBadge.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="320" data-original-width="320" height="200" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Tyc1cOShO6g/XK4HDQ_T0UI/AAAAAAAAgPw/O2_rxhRayJsVhhhzFszFvC7oxnrazxCKwCEwYBhgL/s200/HLS%2BAG%2BBadge.png" width="200" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1Z_39ghp3sI/XK4HE2X93FI/AAAAAAAAgQI/CgdjHC7TrnkGK0xps2Hr8oX0igyccxMuwCEwYBhgL/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="83" data-original-width="186" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1Z_39ghp3sI/XK4HE2X93FI/AAAAAAAAgQI/CgdjHC7TrnkGK0xps2Hr8oX0igyccxMuwCEwYBhgL/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" /></a></div>Stamps:&nbsp; Magical Day - Neat and Tangled, Reveal Wheel Sentiments - Lawn Fawn<br />Paper:&nbsp; white, Hibiscus Burst, DP Bitty Big Berry Sorbet - PTI<br />Ink:&nbsp; Hero Hues Black<br />Accessories:&nbsp; Unicorn Die and Magical Day die - Neat and Tangled, Reveal wheel Die - Lawn Fawn, foam dots, tiny brad, Tombow Markers, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-90671411919776345352019-04-09T13:54:00.003-04:002019-04-09T14:12:18.816-04:00Framed Poppies<div style="text-align: center;">Today I have a card to share that I made for two challenges -&nbsp; Sunday's Featured Stamper challenge over at Splitcoaststampers and <a href="https://ariellebistro.com/2019/03/easter-stained-glass.html" target="_blank">the April CAS Watercolour Card Challenge</a>.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HkjdKHoZp8g/XKzUn0tb_1I/AAAAAAAAgOo/AxJ2lOR0cgUslu7htsqUgrxV7BaPkvImQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3981_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="733" data-original-width="640" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HkjdKHoZp8g/XKzUn0tb_1I/AAAAAAAAgOo/AxJ2lOR0cgUslu7htsqUgrxV7BaPkvImQCLcBGAs/s640/IMG_3981_edited-1.jpg" width="558" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I CASEd <a href="https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2917368?&amp;cat=500&amp;ppuser=11165" target="_blank">a card of Angie's </a>(stampinhappy on SCS) that had a poppies image on it and the CAS Watercolour challenge <span style="color: #0000ee;">is </span>to use poppies - so I hit two challenges with one card!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">It seems I only have two poppy stamps in my vast array of floral stamps in my craft room!??</div><div style="text-align: center;">Today I used a two stamp set from Rubbernecker aptly called <a href="http://www.rubbernecker.com/searchresults.asp?Search=watercolor+poppies&amp;Submit=" target="_blank">Watercolor Poppies</a> for my card.&nbsp; I put the flower piece in my <a href="https://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Tim_Holtz_Stamp_Platform_Tonic_Studios_1708E_p/tonic_1707e.2.htm" target="_blank">Stamp Platform </a>and colored the areas on the stamp with <a href="https://www.ellenhutson.com/Search.html#/Search.html?search=ranger+distress+markers" target="_blank">Ranger Distress Markers</a> -Festive Berries on the poppies, Forest Moss on the leaves and Gathered Twigs on the stems.&nbsp; I spritzed the stamp with water and pressed it against a panel of watercolor paper.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I dried the panel with my heat tool and then positioned the outline stamp over the colored image, put the outline stamp on the Stamp Platform, inked it in black and pressed it over the panel.</div><div style="text-align: center;">This is a great way to watercolor a stamp if your not adept at regular watercoloring ie. with water and paint (which I am NOT although I'm trying to learn!)&nbsp; </div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I die cut the panel using the medium frame from <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/pti-dies/papertrey-ink-pierced-feature-frames-die/" target="_blank">Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles</a> from PTI (they are presently on sale!).&nbsp; Then I layered the outer frame on foam dots onto a white card base and adhered the inside panel inside the frame.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br />Also Linking my card to:<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://caswatercolour.blogspot.com/2019/04/cas-watercolour-april-challenge.html" target="_blank">CAS Watercolour Card Challenge</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LScvvIkWcso/XKzYn5MLq-I/AAAAAAAAgO0/laxwlK7WK-YGqmiT_roXnBJKNC1Lwbw0QCLcBGAs/s1600/April%2B2019%2Bcas%2Bwatercolor.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="250" height="160" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LScvvIkWcso/XKzYn5MLq-I/AAAAAAAAgO0/laxwlK7WK-YGqmiT_roXnBJKNC1Lwbw0QCLcBGAs/s200/April%2B2019%2Bcas%2Bwatercolor.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2019/04/watercolor.html" target="_blank">Double D Challenges</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">watercolors </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Nvkg2iY7N34/XKzdp1294tI/AAAAAAAAgPQ/KvcEKZAKjDgacT9lfPxx3M5dDwSKHnXXwCLcBGAs/s1600/ca%2Bdd%2Bmay%2B2019%2Bmb.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="400" data-original-width="289" height="200" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Nvkg2iY7N34/XKzdp1294tI/AAAAAAAAgPQ/KvcEKZAKjDgacT9lfPxx3M5dDwSKHnXXwCLcBGAs/s200/ca%2Bdd%2Bmay%2B2019%2Bmb.jpg" width="144" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/2019/04/april-challenge-begins-today-at-die-cut.html" target="_blank">Die Cut Divas</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Use some kind of Water</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I 'inked' my stamp with Distress Markers and spritzed with water </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-d6s3EoPDUb0/XKzf7sohpEI/AAAAAAAAgPk/q8P8NXWcrUIIu3NG6RfruMvT2ie_ya9zACLcBGAs/s1600/DED%2Bbadge%2Bfor%2Bparticipants.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="105" data-original-width="170" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-d6s3EoPDUb0/XKzf7sohpEI/AAAAAAAAgPk/q8P8NXWcrUIIu3NG6RfruMvT2ie_ya9zACLcBGAs/s1600/DED%2Bbadge%2Bfor%2Bparticipants.png" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fIJ8-rvyWgI/XKzdz1IfLvI/AAAAAAAAgPU/9jrzvu7WNYoM1KmFtKm3gh2DAZV4adMOgCLcBGAs/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="83" data-original-width="186" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fIJ8-rvyWgI/XKzdz1IfLvI/AAAAAAAAgPU/9jrzvu7WNYoM1KmFtKm3gh2DAZV4adMOgCLcBGAs/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>Stamps:&nbsp; Water Color Poppies - Rubbernecker<br />Ink:&nbsp; Hero Hues Black<br />Paper:&nbsp; Water color - Canson, White - PTI<br />Accessories:&nbsp; Ranger Distress Markers Festive Berries, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs,&nbsp; Stamp Platform - Tonic, water mister, heat tool, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles - PTI, foam dots.Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-79761085118367008102019-04-05T16:29:00.001-04:002019-04-08T16:02:56.952-04:00Consider the Lilies<div style="text-align: center;">There's a fun technique challenge over on the <a href="https://casmixup.blogspot.com/2019/04/cas-mix-up-april-challenge.html" target="_blank">CAS Mix Up Card Challenge</a> blog this month!&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-x8oWgPSAbT4/XKeylH8Ex3I/AAAAAAAAgNA/Ezw-OKE1LlMmidIiVpMKpfCj0j-s8UrrACLcBGAs/s1600/April%2B2019%2Bcas%2Bmix.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="250" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-x8oWgPSAbT4/XKeylH8Ex3I/AAAAAAAAgNA/Ezw-OKE1LlMmidIiVpMKpfCj0j-s8UrrACLcBGAs/s1600/April%2B2019%2Bcas%2Bmix.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I was intrigued as I don't think I have ever heard of Layered Stamping with Heat Embossing??!!&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">I used the technique Jennifer McGuire shows on this video that was linked to over on the CAS Mix Up Blog:&nbsp; <a href="https://youtu.be/XIXBFgvRRXE" target="_blank">Layered Heat Embossing.</a>&nbsp; There are other links posted at CAS Mix Up as well.</div><div style="text-align: center;">I just purchased the older PTI stamp and die sets called <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/index.php?p=catalog&amp;mode=search&amp;search_str=lilies+of+the+field" target="_blank">Lilies of the Field</a> and it just happened to have 4 stamps for each lily - so it was perfect for this challenge!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-820WB_TnGHY/XKeyk8TNtAI/AAAAAAAAgM4/rBjPPABPJbkPkDDuHAJ9XG_yJSo4yq8twCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3977_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="758" data-original-width="640" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-820WB_TnGHY/XKeyk8TNtAI/AAAAAAAAgM4/rBjPPABPJbkPkDDuHAJ9XG_yJSo4yq8twCLcBGAs/s640/IMG_3977_edited-1.jpg" width="539" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;I die cut the lily and stem out of kraft card.&nbsp; I white embossed the first layer of stamp, then I used yellow on the 2nd layer and tree branch on the third little center piece there.&nbsp;&nbsp; I stamped the final stamp (the stamens) in black ink .</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SFv11QLW0uo/XKeylEI9srI/AAAAAAAAgM8/N1nUJoIwlfUOir14n_aa-zjbd2HC_t-DACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3978_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1360" data-original-width="1600" height="544" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SFv11QLW0uo/XKeylEI9srI/AAAAAAAAgM8/N1nUJoIwlfUOir14n_aa-zjbd2HC_t-DACLcBGAs/s640/IMG_3978_edited-1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I die cut <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/pti-dies/papertrey-ink-pierced-feature-frames-oval-die/" target="_blank">the PTI oval frame</a> out of Kraft card as well as a dotted vellum (the inside of the circle - can you see the dots?&nbsp; It's pretty subtle.).&nbsp;&nbsp; I gold embossed the sentiment from <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/stamps/garden-of-faith-stamp-set/" target="_blank">Garden of Faith Sentiments</a>.&nbsp; I popped up the outside frame as well as the lily blossom on foam dots.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>ETA</b>:&nbsp; Another photo I took with my phone in the sunlight - hopefully showing the dotted vellum?!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7DjAUVOr2oE/XKuoxvoyftI/AAAAAAAAgNw/tO5ByY_O4I0SyehrNBxju7LHeP-XWYiDgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3980_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="847" data-original-width="640" height="640" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7DjAUVOr2oE/XKuoxvoyftI/AAAAAAAAgNw/tO5ByY_O4I0SyehrNBxju7LHeP-XWYiDgCLcBGAs/s640/IMG_3980_edited-1.jpg" width="481" /></a></div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Inside I stamped:&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">&amp; how much more he cares for you - from the Lilies of the Field set</div><div style="text-align: center;">HAPPY Easter -&nbsp; from&nbsp;<a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/stamps/easter-alleluias-stamp-set/" target="_blank"> Easter Alleluias</a>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">So this was a fun new technique learned and now I want to try it out with other stamps I have that have multiple layers!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I'm linking my card to:</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://casmixup.blogspot.com/2019/04/cas-mix-up-april-challenge.html" target="_blank">CAS Mix Up Card Challenge</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-x8oWgPSAbT4/XKeylH8Ex3I/AAAAAAAAgNA/Ezw-OKE1LlMmidIiVpMKpfCj0j-s8UrrACLcBGAs/s1600/April%2B2019%2Bcas%2Bmix.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="250" height="160" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-x8oWgPSAbT4/XKeylH8Ex3I/AAAAAAAAgNA/Ezw-OKE1LlMmidIiVpMKpfCj0j-s8UrrACLcBGAs/s200/April%2B2019%2Bcas%2Bmix.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/04/april-2019-easter-andor-spring.html" target="_blank">Country View Challenges</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">April Easter/Spring</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4_NHe6fB8kg/XKeyla9dpcI/AAAAAAAAgNE/DZtaY8xfewwo_kGDq3Rj5lm2RMBpSB8twCLcBGAs/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="83" data-original-width="186" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4_NHe6fB8kg/XKeyla9dpcI/AAAAAAAAgNE/DZtaY8xfewwo_kGDq3Rj5lm2RMBpSB8twCLcBGAs/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" /></a></div>Stamps:&nbsp; Lilies of the Field, Garden of Faith Sentiments - PTI<br />Paper:&nbsp; White, Kraft, Sheer Basics Pattern Pack Vellum - PTI<br />Ink:&nbsp; Versamark, Classic Kraft - PTI, Black Hero Hues.<br />Accessories:&nbsp; Pierced Feature Frames: Ovals, Lilies of the Field Die Set - PTI, foam dots, Antique Gold Embossing Powder - Altenew.Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com13tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-82510144739188673092019-04-04T13:00:00.000-04:002019-04-05T17:12:43.111-04:00April CAS Stencil Card Challenge - Pastes and Gels<div style="text-align: center;">Wow - how did April get here so fast -&nbsp; although isn't it great to be coming into spring and saying goodbye to winter?!&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">It's also time for the <a href="https://casstencil.blogspot.com/2019/04/april-cas-stencil-challenge.html" target="_blank">April CAS Stencil Card Challenge</a>!&nbsp; Barb is our creative host this month and she would like us to use pastes or gels with our stencils!&nbsp; </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YDrsFBF9jck/XIRendwq4SI/AAAAAAAAgEI/sj1yuDg12KQdYmnbDuuiR10-ncILhEwgQCLcBGAs/s1600/April%2Bcas%2Bstencil.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="202" data-original-width="250" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YDrsFBF9jck/XIRendwq4SI/AAAAAAAAgEI/sj1yuDg12KQdYmnbDuuiR10-ncILhEwgQCLcBGAs/s1600/April%2Bcas%2Bstencil.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I was excited to get out my recently purchased <a href="https://www.ellenhutson.com/Search.html#/Search.html?search=nuvo+expanding+mousse&amp;category=F2458" target="_blank">Nuvo Expanding Mousse</a> paste and try it out for this challenge.&nbsp; When you dry it with your heat tool, it puffs up!&nbsp; If you leave it to dry naturally - it's still thick but flat.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">I decided to make Easter cards since I will be needing them to send out in a couple of weeks!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8kziIVrv7SI/XIRd4VcENjI/AAAAAAAAgDU/YoqKN1bTmXUA1g6HNc5feC1rBdl02lqFgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3904_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="498" data-original-width="640" height="311" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8kziIVrv7SI/XIRd4VcENjI/AAAAAAAAgDU/YoqKN1bTmXUA1g6HNc5feC1rBdl02lqFgCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3904_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I used my old Nestability Egg die to cut a Pale Peony egg.&nbsp; I laid it under the Abstract Petals Stencil (older from MFT) and spread the Worn Linen Expanding Mousse over the stencil with a plastic spatula.&nbsp; Here's how it looked when I lifted off the stencil.&nbsp; (wash your stencil and spatula immediately!)</div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-97ExjGuNG9s/XIRoCPbCs6I/AAAAAAAAgEU/cwrcvQmzGPI44k6_pucXFBiNgAlpDZ8NwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3905_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="489" data-original-width="640" height="305" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-97ExjGuNG9s/XIRoCPbCs6I/AAAAAAAAgEU/cwrcvQmzGPI44k6_pucXFBiNgAlpDZ8NwCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3905_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I dried the mousse with my heat tool and it puffed right up, see below (if left to dry naturally, it dries flat, pretty much like it looks above.)&nbsp;&nbsp; I sponged the edges of my eggs (I cut another one out of Blueberry Sky) with the matching inks to give them a little depth.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jm9lWJL5pj8/XIRd4aaU8KI/AAAAAAAAgDY/tItVg37eiSEH0eT36CL4LVlqc34U3F8sgCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3909_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="595" data-original-width="640" height="371" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jm9lWJL5pj8/XIRd4aaU8KI/AAAAAAAAgDY/tItVg37eiSEH0eT36CL4LVlqc34U3F8sgCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3909_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">I added 2 thick (3/16th") foam dots just to the center of the back of the eggs and I curved the edges of the egg down a bit.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-P3EV7CpmYHM/XIRppsC10jI/AAAAAAAAgEg/cuFe2mio0WwPUysso7Sh0QapowtkXIyHQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3910_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="518" data-original-width="640" height="323" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-P3EV7CpmYHM/XIRppsC10jI/AAAAAAAAgEg/cuFe2mio0WwPUysso7Sh0QapowtkXIyHQCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3910_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I adhered the die cut frame (Papertrey Ink) flat on the card base, then added the egg (with just the foam dots as shown above)&nbsp; I stamped and die cut the sentiment banner (Waltzingmouse retired) and layered it over the egg with regular thin foam dots.</div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3KC5atmiLUY/XIRd5PaEfbI/AAAAAAAAgDg/G9v79td7jrEQBjN6nLAgPksq3_qK7rvdgCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3915_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="739" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3KC5atmiLUY/XIRd5PaEfbI/AAAAAAAAgDg/G9v79td7jrEQBjN6nLAgPksq3_qK7rvdgCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3915_edited-1.jpg" width="346" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">And here's the blue one!</div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uh0ElodESGo/XIRd5b4ecsI/AAAAAAAAgDk/HbED1iXRVyA82e956vcTcBIvU3vI724eACEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3916_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="773" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uh0ElodESGo/XIRd5b4ecsI/AAAAAAAAgDk/HbED1iXRVyA82e956vcTcBIvU3vI724eACEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3916_edited-1.jpg" width="330" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">So please join us in April - and show us how you use paste or gels with your stencils.&nbsp; Link up your CAS designs at <a href="https://casstencil.blogspot.com/2019/04/april-cas-stencil-challenge.html" target="_blank">CAS Stencil</a> - where you will find links to technique videos and wonderful inspiration from the creative Design Team!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">You have until April 24th.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">We also have a wonderful Guest Designer joining us this month:<span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;<span style="font-size: xx-small;"> <span style="font-size: xx-small;">Bobby (<a href="https://bitsandpiecesdesigns.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Bits &amp; Pieces</a>)</span></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">I'm also linking my cards to:</span></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/04/april-2019-easter-andor-spring.html" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Country View Challenges</span></span></span></a></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;"><span style="font-size: xx-small;">Easter/Spring </span></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lmbv62k_6Og/XIRd5q3xP6I/AAAAAAAAgDo/T7Q7fRlGxmctD-2apSxIDsQ_M7XOvUDsACEwYBhgL/s1600/Julia.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="72" data-original-width="169" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lmbv62k_6Og/XIRd5q3xP6I/AAAAAAAAgDo/T7Q7fRlGxmctD-2apSxIDsQ_M7XOvUDsACEwYBhgL/s1600/Julia.png" /></a></div>Stamps:&nbsp; Good Egg - Waltzingmouse (retired)<br />Paper:&nbsp; White, Blueberry Sky, Pale Peony - PTI<br />Ink:&nbsp; Pale Peony, Blueberry Sky - PTI<br />Accessories:&nbsp; Nested Eggs - Nestabilities, Good Egg Dies - Waltzingmouse (retired), Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles - PTI, thick foam dots, foam dots, plastic spatula, heat tool, Nuvo Expanding Mousse Worn Linen, Abstract Petals Stencil - My Favorite Things (retired).Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com17tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-57573926919414564302019-04-02T19:06:00.003-04:002019-04-02T20:13:36.126-04:00Morning Glory<div style="text-align: center;">Today I made a card using the colors for the Color Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers - 2 purples and a green.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XiCjTcTP5mo/XKPk1asd4cI/AAAAAAAAgMY/o6lgMCZkGKEhP4l0DPgn7FUFg32nlvTFACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3971_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="754" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XiCjTcTP5mo/XKPk1asd4cI/AAAAAAAAgMY/o6lgMCZkGKEhP4l0DPgn7FUFg32nlvTFACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3971_edited-1.jpg" width="338" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used lots of recently purchased items from Altenew -&nbsp; the <a href="https://altenew.com/products/layered-plaid-cover-die-a" target="_blank">Layered Plaid Cover Die A</a>, <a href="https://altenew.com/products/build-a-flower-morning-glory" target="_blank">Build A Flower: Morning Glory and the Morning Glory die set</a>.&nbsp; I love when I use something new right away!&nbsp; So often I put new purchases in a drawer and then forget I bought them!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jmd9E5ZJ8ug/XKPk1dc-JJI/AAAAAAAAgMU/Uj8PYAQmE98EZLv0z9L2BPXsw7roPifmACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3972_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="434" data-original-width="640" height="271" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jmd9E5ZJ8ug/XKPk1dc-JJI/AAAAAAAAgMU/Uj8PYAQmE98EZLv0z9L2BPXsw7roPifmACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3972_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I brushed the flowers and the leafy stems with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella which you can hopefully see in the photo above?!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I'm also linking my card to:</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/04/april-2019-easter-andor-spring.html" target="_blank">Country View Challenges</a> - Easter or Spring</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tIgIHEte60U/XKPnaP1oJuI/AAAAAAAAgMs/XIp1XLIVHAsv3FH-5POnT0BmEGwMf3bPACLcBGAs/s1600/words%2B2%2Bcraft%2Bby.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="144" data-original-width="144" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tIgIHEte60U/XKPnaP1oJuI/AAAAAAAAgMs/XIp1XLIVHAsv3FH-5POnT0BmEGwMf3bPACLcBGAs/s1600/words%2B2%2Bcraft%2Bby.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://words2craftby.blogspot.com/2019/03/w2cb-63-happiness-held-happiness-shared.html" target="_blank">Words to Craft by</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Happiness held is the Seed</div><div style="text-align: center;">Happiness Shared is the flower</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://altenewblog.com/2019/04/02/altenew-5th-anniversary-blog-hop-day-1-giveaway/" target="_blank">Altenew is celebrating it's 5th Anniversay</a> with a give away</div><div style="text-align: center;">and I'm linking my card to their blog.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yH7YpZ5x24U/XKPk1abTPZI/AAAAAAAAgMQ/nwHTtHX-jWIJCjFKhR9fW1Pwu-5cANscwCLcBGAs/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="83" data-original-width="186" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yH7YpZ5x24U/XKPk1abTPZI/AAAAAAAAgMQ/nwHTtHX-jWIJCjFKhR9fW1Pwu-5cANscwCLcBGAs/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" /></a></div>Stamps:&nbsp; <span class="smallfont"> Build a Flower: Morning Glory - Altenew</span><br /><span class="smallfont">Paper:&nbsp; White - PTI</span><br /><span class="smallfont">Ink:&nbsp; </span><span class="smallfont"><span class="smallfont">Wisteria, Hydrangea Ultraviolet, Bamboo, Olive - Altenew&nbsp;</span></span><br /><span class="smallfont"><span class="smallfont">Accessories:&nbsp; </span></span><span class="smallfont"><span class="smallfont"><span class="smallfont">Layered Plaid Cover Die A, Morning Glory Die - Altenew, foam dots, Clear Glitter wink of Stella Brush.</span></span></span>Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com11tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-10758387382755482382019-03-28T19:00:00.000-04:002019-03-28T22:15:51.330-04:00A Vintage Journey - March Tag Friday<div style="text-align: center;">Whenever there is a 5th Friday in the month, we celebrate with Tag Friday over at <a href="http://www.vintagejourney.com/2019/03/another-tag-friday-spectacular.html" target="_blank">A Vintage Journey</a>!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I'm already in Easter mode so I decided to make Easter Tags!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yjRMr0Hbv50/XIvMpVeX21I/AAAAAAAAgII/SsLTi12O2T0jckG8ec8GT2bkHFlrgUoIgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3924_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="587" data-original-width="640" height="366" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yjRMr0Hbv50/XIvMpVeX21I/AAAAAAAAgII/SsLTi12O2T0jckG8ec8GT2bkHFlrgUoIgCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3924_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: center;">First I gathered supplies I wanted to use to create my tags.&nbsp; <a href="https://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Sizzix_Sidekick_Side_Order_Set_Critters_664151_p/die_664151.htm" target="_blank">Critters Dies</a>, <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/pti-dies/papertrey-ink-tag-sale-quilted-die/" target="_blank">Tag Sale Quilted die</a>, Nestability Egg die (discontinued), <a href="https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Tim-Holtz-Idea-ology-Paper-Stash-WALLFLOWER-12X12-Cardstock-Pack-TH93110-64359" target="_blank">Wall Flowers Paper Stash</a>, <a href="https://www.ellenhutson.com/Search.html#/Search.html?search=kuretake+gansai&amp;category=F2806" target="_blank">Gold Gansai Watercolor paint</a>, Happy Easter sentiment stamp and die from A Good Egg by Waltzingmouse (retired), Distress Inks in Gathered Twigs, Spun Sugar and Weathered Wood.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mSV9HCLg5ps/XIhU4Pxe-sI/AAAAAAAAgG0/vIZx2MW1cBck4VrirK8DP6xYKVgtBgo6ACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3481_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="585" data-original-width="640" height="365" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mSV9HCLg5ps/XIhU4Pxe-sI/AAAAAAAAgG0/vIZx2MW1cBck4VrirK8DP6xYKVgtBgo6ACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3481_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;To create an aged vintage look, I sponged the edges of the patterned paper and tags cut from Rustic Cream with Gathered Twigs</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--igisVKdPzs/XIhU4ORMTjI/AAAAAAAAgGw/2n6u72yrKS8gJtQBnv8dLtAnitwuNjelwCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3477_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="598" data-original-width="640" height="373" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--igisVKdPzs/XIhU4ORMTjI/AAAAAAAAgGw/2n6u72yrKS8gJtQBnv8dLtAnitwuNjelwCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3477_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I die cut the bunny head from both blue and pink Kraft Core-dinations, sponged the edges with Gathered Twigs and assembled the pieces.&nbsp; </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-H9retL1qXbc/XIhU4_EZzmI/AAAAAAAAgG4/F0tpRUAD_2ElMrPMO2FMRHqpAtd9iGWxQCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3482.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="854" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-H9retL1qXbc/XIhU4_EZzmI/AAAAAAAAgG4/F0tpRUAD_2ElMrPMO2FMRHqpAtd9iGWxQCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3482.JPG" width="298" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I die cut eggs out of Rustic Cream card and sponged them with either Gathered Twigs, Spun Sugar or Weathered Wood.&nbsp; I sponged the edges of the eggs with Gathered Twigs then flicked water on them.&nbsp; They look so pretty - I love just looking at them! </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3csJerZKY4M/XIhU5CWyrAI/AAAAAAAAgG8/G6SOCH9dT6M3RULDXIrMySe8Eid0ae4ZgCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3483.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="854" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3csJerZKY4M/XIhU5CWyrAI/AAAAAAAAgG8/G6SOCH9dT6M3RULDXIrMySe8Eid0ae4ZgCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3483.JPG" width="298" /></a> </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;I loosely painted the edges of the tags and patterned papers with Gold paint, then splattered some on the eggs and papers by flicking the paint brush over them.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YK0mi2L4D3Y/XIhboQz2vjI/AAAAAAAAgHg/yslaUtZrwZM4JjNhfCDLPHgJJTh3NT33wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3480.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="854" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YK0mi2L4D3Y/XIhboQz2vjI/AAAAAAAAgHg/yslaUtZrwZM4JjNhfCDLPHgJJTh3NT33wCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3480.JPG" width="298" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">So then I adhered all the pieces together - popping up the bunny head and sentiment banner on foam dots.&nbsp; I brushed over the bunnies and the sentiment with Clear Glitter Wink of Stella - so there is a little shimmer IRL (doesn't show in photos)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7JkaRKm6pg0/XIvMpk685GI/AAAAAAAAgIM/KfCS5iRDHfE1w-gxVCA-f5krXJB_-SRggCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3926_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="664" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7JkaRKm6pg0/XIvMpk685GI/AAAAAAAAgIM/KfCS5iRDHfE1w-gxVCA-f5krXJB_-SRggCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3926_edited-1.jpg" width="385" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">I added bright satin ribbons to the top and a square of patterned paper to the back to give it a finished look.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FkMzAJXbvgk/XIvMqJBoS8I/AAAAAAAAgIU/nTqroipRT7kM039n-QMf2pCToKLbwpNyACEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3927_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="736" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FkMzAJXbvgk/XIvMqJBoS8I/AAAAAAAAgIU/nTqroipRT7kM039n-QMf2pCToKLbwpNyACEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3927_edited-1.jpg" width="347" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The most time consuming bit was putting all the pieces of the bunny heads together!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zlbrJ969bVk/XIvMps2w0SI/AAAAAAAAgIQ/R9sTYoTeHMcyXbnQYIww1ANRF0CMA55qwCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3925_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="606" data-original-width="640" height="378" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zlbrJ969bVk/XIvMps2w0SI/AAAAAAAAgIQ/R9sTYoTeHMcyXbnQYIww1ANRF0CMA55qwCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3925_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">They look so pretty all laid out!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JPuUsBAA7KU/XIvMrjTzOxI/AAAAAAAAgIg/VGBM2YauYH8PgUiIdLxR4Bw5P--gG1EiQCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3930_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="547" data-original-width="640" height="341" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JPuUsBAA7KU/XIvMrjTzOxI/AAAAAAAAgIg/VGBM2YauYH8PgUiIdLxR4Bw5P--gG1EiQCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3930_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I made a total of 11 tags and will hopefully sell most of them at my church Easter sale.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dpZewCih9F8/XIvMsAs_yjI/AAAAAAAAgIk/YwS2ZMOlYaMoPbcZP5B33cLlozJZsB5kACEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3931_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="439" data-original-width="640" height="273" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dpZewCih9F8/XIvMsAs_yjI/AAAAAAAAgIk/YwS2ZMOlYaMoPbcZP5B33cLlozJZsB5kACEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3931_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The tags can be tied on the handle of a basket, placed inside a basket, or given as a card by itself!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yjRMr0Hbv50/XIvMpVeX21I/AAAAAAAAgII/tDT_9AhmibcM8_dSQX__eZJrj5qysnivACEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3924_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="587" data-original-width="640" height="366" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yjRMr0Hbv50/XIvMpVeX21I/AAAAAAAAgII/tDT_9AhmibcM8_dSQX__eZJrj5qysnivACEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3924_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">So please hop over to <a href="http://www.vintagejourney.com/2019/03/another-tag-friday-spectacular.html" target="_blank">A Vintage Journey</a> and be inspired by all the beautiful tags the Creative Guides have created this month!&nbsp;&nbsp; We'd love for you to link up a tag that you've created recently as well!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I'm linking my card/tag to:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-60/" target="_blank">Simon Says Wednesday Challenge</a> - Anything Goes</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rdvPkmulqgc/XIhVrlD6ULI/AAAAAAAAgHU/zZykz9K3AXAXBoxVaYX0ekAZDrWQNuwZgCLcBGAs/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="83" data-original-width="186" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rdvPkmulqgc/XIhVrlD6ULI/AAAAAAAAgHU/zZykz9K3AXAXBoxVaYX0ekAZDrWQNuwZgCLcBGAs/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Stamps:&nbsp; A Good Egg - Waltzingmouse (retired)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Paper:&nbsp; Rustic Cream - Papertrey Ink,&nbsp; Kraft Core Core-dinations, Wall Flowers Paper Stash - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Ink:&nbsp; True Black - Papertrey Ink, Ranger Distress Gathered Twigs, Spun Sugar, Weathered Wood.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Accessories: Critters Side Kick Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Nestability Egg Die, Good Egg sentiment strip die - Waltzingmouse (retired), Tag Sale Quilted Die - Papertrey Ink, Gold Gansai Water color paint, foam dots, Tombow Glue, blue and pink Satin Ribbon, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.</div>Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com20tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-13272044087524401052019-03-22T17:26:00.000-04:002019-03-22T17:26:53.936-04:00Spring Tulips<div style="text-align: center;">Well, we can always hope for Spring right?!!&nbsp;&nbsp; I do have two little crocus' blooming in my front garden and my daffodils are coming up in the sunny spot near my side door!&nbsp; I also have spring on my card today!&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I hit 4 of the weekly challenges over at Splitcoaststampers with this design&nbsp; -&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">Ways to use it: Something to plant in your garden,&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">Free 4 All - use some of your favorite colors,&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">Wednesday sketch and&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">Mix-Ability Challenge - use tulips, daffodils or pansies with at least 2 mixed media.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tpZbqAqDuEU/XJVNNkIMrwI/AAAAAAAAgLU/BkkaiAoYN9cW4rF_4a76aD_qovNq97i7wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3946_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="758" data-original-width="640" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tpZbqAqDuEU/XJVNNkIMrwI/AAAAAAAAgLU/BkkaiAoYN9cW4rF_4a76aD_qovNq97i7wCLcBGAs/s640/IMG_3946_edited-1.jpg" width="540" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I stenciled my background with a FABULOUS stencil from Altenew called <a href="https://altenew.com/products/weave-builder-stencil" target="_blank">Weave Builder</a> - I sponged over the stencil with one color - flipped the stencil over - lined it up with what was already colored and sponged with another color and it actually looks like 3D cubes (do you see them?)!<br /><br />I put 4 1/2" wide<a href="https://altenew.com/products/dotted-washi-tape" target="_blank"> Dotted washi tape </a>from Altenew over a panel then <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/pti-dies/papertrey-ink-pierced-feature-frames-oval-die/" target="_blank">die cut the oval</a> from it. I <a href="https://altenew.com/products/exotic-tulips-die-set" target="_blank">die cut the tulip, stem and leaves</a>, also from Altenew - Exotic Tulip - then stamped them. The<a href="https://altenew.com/products/exotic-tulips-stamp-set" target="_blank"> tulip stamp set</a> comes with three layers to stamp and the leaves come with 2 layers - I just used one on my tulip today but I did use 2 layers on the stems. <br /><br />I put it all together layering a lot of it on foam dots. I white embossed <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/stamps/sentiment-staples-thinking-of-you-mini-stamp-set/" target="_blank">the sentiment from PTI</a> on black. I brushed over the tulip and leaves with<a href="https://www.ellenhutson.com/Search.html#/Search.html?search=clear+glitter+wink+of+stella&amp;category=F2573" target="_blank"> Clear Glitter Wink of Stella</a> - which I hope you can see on the close up below?!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SVPWjizzwWo/XJVNNnHM6RI/AAAAAAAAgLM/bWiWSRxQUoQ3OUKKpRUtbalK1w_wtCzaQCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3947_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="517" data-original-width="640" height="515" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SVPWjizzwWo/XJVNNnHM6RI/AAAAAAAAgLM/bWiWSRxQUoQ3OUKKpRUtbalK1w_wtCzaQCEwYBhgL/s640/IMG_3947_edited-1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">I'm also linking my card to:</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/2019/03/hls-march-anything-goes-with-dies.html" target="_blank">Happy Little Stampers</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j42MXBwyuZ8/XJVSEkmq4cI/AAAAAAAAgLg/PvVJcyaLRfUUEw_dCO7-YaqYg9ynYuunACLcBGAs/s1600/HLS%2BAG%2Bwith%2BDies%2BBadge.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="320" data-original-width="320" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j42MXBwyuZ8/XJVSEkmq4cI/AAAAAAAAgLg/PvVJcyaLRfUUEw_dCO7-YaqYg9ynYuunACLcBGAs/s200/HLS%2BAG%2Bwith%2BDies%2BBadge.png" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<a href="http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-flower-challenge-30-reminder.html" target="_blank">The Flower Challenge</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bg1lrX4It1Y/XJVSjrpPLJI/AAAAAAAAgLo/xucCj9LZHFgVC3YJP6XHZqlCb3xfW0yJgCLcBGAs/s1600/TFChallenge%252330.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="240" data-original-width="320" height="150" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bg1lrX4It1Y/XJVSjrpPLJI/AAAAAAAAgLo/xucCj9LZHFgVC3YJP6XHZqlCb3xfW0yJgCLcBGAs/s200/TFChallenge%252330.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IBtGyEUUsgo/XJVNNiQ_pfI/AAAAAAAAgLQ/AuUi0OSmcfUdt1XJd6Z7UE4zNj3VClk5ACEwYBhgL/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="83" data-original-width="186" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IBtGyEUUsgo/XJVNNiQ_pfI/AAAAAAAAgLQ/AuUi0OSmcfUdt1XJd6Z7UE4zNj3VClk5ACEwYBhgL/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" /></a></div>Stamps:&nbsp; <span class="smallfont">Exotic Tulip - Altenew, Sentiment Staples: Thinking of You - PTI&nbsp;</span><br /><span class="smallfont">Paper: </span><span class="smallfont"><span class="smallfont">White, True Black, Lavender Moon - PTI&nbsp;</span></span><br /><span class="smallfont"><span class="smallfont">Ink:&nbsp; </span></span><span class="smallfont"><span class="smallfont"><span class="smallfont">Purple Wine, Bamboo, Olive, Puffy Heart, Rose Quartz - Altenew, Versamark </span> </span>&nbsp;</span><br /><span class="smallfont">Accessories:&nbsp; </span><span class="smallfont"><span class="smallfont">Weave Builder Stencil - Altenew, Exotic Tulip Dies - Altenew, Pierced Feature Frame: Ovals - PTI, white embossing powder, Dotted 4 1/2" wide washi tape - Altenew, foam dots, white embossing powder, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella </span> </span>Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-30492004315000086202019-03-19T16:39:00.002-04:002019-03-19T16:39:38.067-04:00Easter Daisies<div style="text-align: center;">I'm madly making Easter cards to both sell at my church as well as send out to relatives and friends.&nbsp; Today I have a floral card<i> (rather than eggs or bunnies)</i> with an Easter sentiment, since in my part of the world, Easter comes at springtime!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8l_G-sNtNaw/XJFM2a0Q5oI/AAAAAAAAgKg/rpp8yJFvvpgD709qBtbw2Bg97_11QdVSACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3941_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="755" data-original-width="640" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8l_G-sNtNaw/XJFM2a0Q5oI/AAAAAAAAgKg/rpp8yJFvvpgD709qBtbw2Bg97_11QdVSACLcBGAs/s640/IMG_3941_edited-1.jpg" width="540" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used a watercolor technique to stamp my <a href="https://www.ellenhutson.com/Search.html#/Search.html?search=penny+black+dancing+daisies&amp;category=F2593" target="_blank">Dancing Daisies</a> onto vellum.&nbsp; I placed the stamp in my <a href="https://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Tim_Holtz_Stamp_Platform_Tonic_Studios_1708E_p/tonic_1707e.2.htm" target="_blank">Stamp Platform</a>, colored over the stamp areas with 4 colors of <a href="https://www.ellenhutson.com/Search.html#/Search.html?search=ranger+distress+markers" target="_blank">Ranger Distress Markers </a>(Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss), spritzed with water lightly <i>(as I was stamping on vellum that obviously won't absorb the water!)</i> and pressed it onto the vellum.&nbsp; </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bQoBa2kRV6Y/XJFS2L-lrDI/AAAAAAAAgLA/lTD3cmPRlYw2yogz3Z3LjantRvvR8BWRgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3941_edited-2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="841" data-original-width="640" height="640" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bQoBa2kRV6Y/XJFS2L-lrDI/AAAAAAAAgLA/lTD3cmPRlYw2yogz3Z3LjantRvvR8BWRgCLcBGAs/s640/IMG_3941_edited-2.jpg" width="484" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I let the vellum panel dry, then I die cut the vellum panel as well as a white panel using <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/index.php?p=catalog&amp;mode=search&amp;search_str=scallop+stackers" target="_blank">Scallop Stackers: Small</a> from PTI.&nbsp; I adhered the two die cuts together using 1/8" Scortape just around the outside edge and adhered that panel to a white card base.&nbsp;&nbsp; I stamped the sentiment from<a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/stamps/easter-alleluias-stamp-set/" target="_blank"> Easter Alleluias</a> from PTI onto a punched oval and adhered that directly onto the panel.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I'm linking my card to several challenges:</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://caswatercolour.blogspot.com/2019/03/cas-watercolour-march-reminder.html" target="_blank">CAS Watercolour Card Challenge</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sl8mDlo1t8k/XJFM2CF7zNI/AAAAAAAAgKs/Jl2_9ljjTKI6_UgHTzhfK0krxA75DYFNgCEwYBhgL/s1600/March%2B2019%2Bcas%2Bwatercolor.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="250" height="160" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sl8mDlo1t8k/XJFM2CF7zNI/AAAAAAAAgKs/Jl2_9ljjTKI6_UgHTzhfK0krxA75DYFNgCEwYBhgL/s200/March%2B2019%2Bcas%2Bwatercolor.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<a href="http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-flower-challenge-30-anything-goes.html" target="_blank">The Flower Challenge</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BGd4UVUMOog/XJFM3jCwKmI/AAAAAAAAgK4/V1yNDOeupdgk1FeUcheJI4IgHY_z3YG0wCEwYBhgL/s1600/TFChallenge%252330.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="240" data-original-width="320" height="150" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BGd4UVUMOog/XJFM3jCwKmI/AAAAAAAAgK4/V1yNDOeupdgk1FeUcheJI4IgHY_z3YG0wCEwYBhgL/s200/TFChallenge%252330.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-whatever-the-weather-2/" target="_blank">Simon Says Whatever the Weather Wednesday Challenge</a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://sundaystamps.blogspot.com/2019/03/ssc200-sketchy-200th-celebration.html" target="_blank">Sunday Stamps 200th challenge</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">my sketch fits accept for the one daisy that goes off to the right! </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1Keo-p0qxc0/XJFM3PMzutI/AAAAAAAAgK0/KGkIGRMuCEUNaiNxxVZT59W6M_Js_eP4QCEwYBhgL/s1600/SSC200.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="400" data-original-width="309" height="200" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1Keo-p0qxc0/XJFM3PMzutI/AAAAAAAAgK0/KGkIGRMuCEUNaiNxxVZT59W6M_Js_eP4QCEwYBhgL/s200/SSC200.jpg" width="154" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-O4S99__4hzI/XJFM2CvhcgI/AAAAAAAAgKw/3tQPZ9yS2gMJKoWELfkhvHT4_lVHZaBnQCEwYBhgL/s1600/Julia%2Bsignature.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="66" data-original-width="112" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-O4S99__4hzI/XJFM2CvhcgI/AAAAAAAAgKw/3tQPZ9yS2gMJKoWELfkhvHT4_lVHZaBnQCEwYBhgL/s1600/Julia%2Bsignature.png" /></a></div>Stamps:&nbsp; Dancing Daisies - Penny Black, Easter Alleluias - PTI<br />Paper:&nbsp; vellum, white, Lavender Moon - PTI<br />Ink:&nbsp; Autumn rose - PTI<br />Accessories:&nbsp; Ranger Distress Markers Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss, Stamp Platform - Tonic/Tim Holtz, water mister, 1/8" ScorTape, oval punch - SU.Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com17tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-67453176367746065582019-03-18T13:00:00.000-04:002019-03-18T13:00:05.155-04:00Mid Month Reminder - March CAS Stencil - Ghosting<div style="text-align: center;">I'm here today to remind you there's still time to join us in <a href="https://casstencil.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-cas-stencil-reminder.html" target="_blank">the March CAS Stencil Ghosting Challenge</a>!&nbsp; Mr. Linky is open until 3/24!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-01gLjuekF6o/XEyB_N3cCWI/AAAAAAAAfy4/Oh6ebfLR4QIND6Gte9e2Gc60oPLSRIt0gCLcBGAs/s1600/March%2Bstencil.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="202" data-original-width="250" height="160" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-01gLjuekF6o/XEyB_N3cCWI/AAAAAAAAfy4/Oh6ebfLR4QIND6Gte9e2Gc60oPLSRIt0gCLcBGAs/s200/March%2Bstencil.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I am happily hosting the challenge this month so I really hope you will join us and show us how you create a CAS card design using Ghost Stenciling!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gzi9Nhl4WAY/XEyB-jijsNI/AAAAAAAAfzE/3RCwR9qm0uoqWLOyIhomOgETqTjxJcdHwCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3810_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="795" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gzi9Nhl4WAY/XEyB-jijsNI/AAAAAAAAfzE/3RCwR9qm0uoqWLOyIhomOgETqTjxJcdHwCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3810_edited-1.jpg" width="321" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">For my reminder card I decided to use Ranger Distress Inks for my base.&nbsp; </div><div style="text-align: center;">I sponged Salty Ocean, Twisted Cintrol and a little bit of Hickory Smoke over a 4"x 5 1/4" panel of watercolor paper.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kCPDATcwypU/XEyB9bWh8wI/AAAAAAAAfzI/xpDuLnrLMvMn3dPvnnZcUklkz-VTlPuLgCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3805_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="720" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kCPDATcwypU/XEyB9bWh8wI/AAAAAAAAfzI/xpDuLnrLMvMn3dPvnnZcUklkz-VTlPuLgCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3805_edited-1.jpg" width="355" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I laid my <a href="https://www.stencilgirlproducts.com/searchresults.asp?Search=intersecting+brick+circle&amp;Submit=" target="_blank">Intersecting Brick Circles stencil</a> from Stencil Girl over the panel - taping the edges to hold everything in place.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">The stencil is bigger than the panel so I could decide what design I wanted on my panel - I set it slightly off center.&nbsp; I thought it would be a little more interesting that way!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_gd5u3Z5V3A/XEyB9V0bgYI/AAAAAAAAfy8/p6_dgz5Vv3klg9IcdIxyD7CJpBvKClb0wCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3806_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="550" data-original-width="640" height="343" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_gd5u3Z5V3A/XEyB9V0bgYI/AAAAAAAAfy8/p6_dgz5Vv3klg9IcdIxyD7CJpBvKClb0wCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3806_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I took a baby wipe and rubbed over the stencil removing some of the exposed ink.&nbsp; Be sure your baby wipe isn't too wet - or it will remove all the color as well as soak the paper!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UBXyoiaedLc/XEyB9QxbNRI/AAAAAAAAfzA/xUb1tj-w2fE2tMGOpxP-9EVog538TO8nwCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3807_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="515" data-original-width="640" height="321" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UBXyoiaedLc/XEyB9QxbNRI/AAAAAAAAfzA/xUb1tj-w2fE2tMGOpxP-9EVog538TO8nwCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3807_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">And here is my Ghosting of the stencil.&nbsp; I dried the panel with a heat tool and that actually made the colors look a little brighter when it was dry.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-a8voq3XgDWc/XEyB-N5a_HI/AAAAAAAAfzA/bVN5ZmJSVrcyyT3aN4ys-OBpGVPDX5opwCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3808_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="625" data-original-width="640" height="312" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-a8voq3XgDWc/XEyB-N5a_HI/AAAAAAAAfzA/bVN5ZmJSVrcyyT3aN4ys-OBpGVPDX5opwCEwYBhgL/s320/IMG_3808_edited-1.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I cut my panel in two horizontally and was able to make two cards.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">I added a die cut balloon that I stamped with stars (<a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/pti-dies/papertrey-ink-birthday-balloons-die/" target="_blank">die</a> and <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/stamps/birthday-balloons-stamp-set/" target="_blank">stamps</a> from Birthday Balloons PTI) and tied a piece of black jute around the base of the balloon.&nbsp; It's interesting to see how different a look you get just by the curve of the jute!&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">The sentiment is from <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/stamps/penned-elegance-ii-stamp-set/" target="_blank">Penned Elegance II</a> from PTI</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gzi9Nhl4WAY/XEyB-jijsNI/AAAAAAAAfzE/3RCwR9qm0uoqWLOyIhomOgETqTjxJcdHwCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3810_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="795" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gzi9Nhl4WAY/XEyB-jijsNI/AAAAAAAAfzE/3RCwR9qm0uoqWLOyIhomOgETqTjxJcdHwCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3810_edited-1.jpg" width="321" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7trbRUEdT3E/XEyB-WK6cSI/AAAAAAAAfzM/-HNViUlH7_IlvvC5bBLO0qrtbWPFQ6KJwCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3809_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="834" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7trbRUEdT3E/XEyB-WK6cSI/AAAAAAAAfzM/-HNViUlH7_IlvvC5bBLO0qrtbWPFQ6KJwCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3809_edited-1.jpg" width="306" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">These will work well for all those guys we need birthday cards for!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">You will find Mr. Linky, lovely inspiration from the Design Team, as well as links to technique videos over at the CAS Stencil blog <a href="https://casstencil.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-cas-stencil-reminder.html" target="_blank">here</a>.</div><div style="text-align: center;">Please join us!! </div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I'm also linking my card to:</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/fusion-mint.html" target="_blank">Fusion Card Challenge</a>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">I was inspired by the colors</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qjDdX1aEEP4/XIm16qK-9AI/AAAAAAAAgHs/o9_uWDN3G9Eq0j7NvOBMqCuudnCNd0STwCLcBGAs/s1600/Fusion%2BMar%2B7-001.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="640" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qjDdX1aEEP4/XIm16qK-9AI/AAAAAAAAgHs/o9_uWDN3G9Eq0j7NvOBMqCuudnCNd0STwCLcBGAs/s200/Fusion%2BMar%2B7-001.png" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<a href="https://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/2019/03/hls-march-anything-goes-with-dies.html" target="_blank">Happy Little Stampers</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5SO-HqrM2Mg/XIm2accabSI/AAAAAAAAgH0/vUtAjZuuoksQvRTL1FSwNvFpiLRQgrSSACLcBGAs/s1600/HLS%2BAG%2Bwith%2BDies%2BBadge.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="320" data-original-width="320" height="200" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5SO-HqrM2Mg/XIm2accabSI/AAAAAAAAgH0/vUtAjZuuoksQvRTL1FSwNvFpiLRQgrSSACLcBGAs/s200/HLS%2BAG%2Bwith%2BDies%2BBadge.png" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<a href="https://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-106-gorgeous-greens.html" target="_blank">The Male Room</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-35-sUV9QKVY/XIm3F1FuzkI/AAAAAAAAgH8/PFxYeEL6v3IsOZMFmq_A1PKSLWCbSS2xwCLcBGAs/s1600/%2523106.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="200" height="200" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-35-sUV9QKVY/XIm3F1FuzkI/AAAAAAAAgH8/PFxYeEL6v3IsOZMFmq_A1PKSLWCbSS2xwCLcBGAs/s200/%2523106.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CwXFqab5NfI/XEyB-99FUpI/AAAAAAAAfzI/6a8eh4rQmoIsOQ-HRypybZWxLnehb3sQwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Julia%2BCH.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="85" data-original-width="204" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CwXFqab5NfI/XEyB-99FUpI/AAAAAAAAfzI/6a8eh4rQmoIsOQ-HRypybZWxLnehb3sQwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Julia%2BCH.png" /></a></div><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Stamps:&nbsp; Birthday Balloons,&nbsp; Penned Elegance II - Papertrey Ink</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Paper:&nbsp; watercolor paper - Canson, white, true black, Tropical Teal - PTI</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Ink:&nbsp; Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Salty Ocean, Twisted Cintron, Hickory Smoke</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Accessories:&nbsp; Intersecting Brick Circles Stencil - Stencil Girl, Birthday Balloon Die - PTI, black jute, foam dots, Baby Wipes.</span></span>Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com18tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-71739581588328006102019-03-13T06:00:00.000-04:002019-03-13T06:00:01.791-04:00A Galaxy Christmas <div style="text-align: center;">I work on my Christmas cards all year long so I have a box full when the season rolls around - one less stress right?!&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">So today I made a card with Santa and his reindeer flying through interstellar space on Christmas Eve!&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used a wonderful 4 1/2" wide <a href="https://altenew.com/products/galaxy-washi-tape" target="_blank">Galaxy washi tape</a> from Altenew for the background.&nbsp; I adhered the washi tape to a 4 1/4" x 5" panel of white card and then die cut it with <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/pti-dies/papertrey-ink-pierced-feature-frames-die/" target="_blank">Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles</a>. &nbsp;<i>&nbsp;</i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>I find that sometimes washi tape will peel off if it's not wrapped around the edge - so cutting it with this die with the stitched edge holds it on to the panel!</i>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">I adhered the outside of the frame to the card base with foam dots and adhered the inside piece recessed inside the frame.&nbsp; The Santa in his sleigh is from the <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/index.php?p=fairy_christmas" target="_blank">Make it Market Kit Fairy Tale Christmas </a>from PTI and is layered over the galaxy with foam dots.&nbsp; Then I added the sentiment - a Metallic Sticker/Holiday Talk from Idea-ology.&nbsp; </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--ryZvmbBo6E/XIWXh_R74wI/AAAAAAAAgGM/rXY0Mo0XJjU6ud2fL_ByfT4VT4qLd195gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3920_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="747" data-original-width="640" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/--ryZvmbBo6E/XIWXh_R74wI/AAAAAAAAgGM/rXY0Mo0XJjU6ud2fL_ByfT4VT4qLd195gCLcBGAs/s640/IMG_3920_edited-1.jpg" width="547" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I'm linking my card to:</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://caschristmascardchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/cas-christmas-march-challenge.html" target="_blank">CAS Christmas Card Challenge</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-54RWUo5PPAs/XIWXh5syDzI/AAAAAAAAgGQ/v665daJY8Mwy8ygoNRYsSf4WHXDMCqlDwCLcBGAs/s1600/March%2B2019%2Bcas%2Bchristmas.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="250" height="160" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-54RWUo5PPAs/XIWXh5syDzI/AAAAAAAAgGQ/v665daJY8Mwy8ygoNRYsSf4WHXDMCqlDwCLcBGAs/s200/March%2B2019%2Bcas%2Bchristmas.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-45-anything-christmas-goes.html" target="_blank">The Holy and Ivy Christmas Challenge</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">anything goes</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZBNOoVWkbHI/XIWXh8PGQII/AAAAAAAAgGI/sde065--RgEQ1wKxtI8gYYQLLmbevby7gCLcBGAs/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="83" data-original-width="186" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZBNOoVWkbHI/XIWXh8PGQII/AAAAAAAAgGI/sde065--RgEQ1wKxtI8gYYQLLmbevby7gCLcBGAs/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" /></a></div><br />Paper:&nbsp; White - PTI<br />Accessories:&nbsp; Pierced Feature Frame Dies - PTI, Santa on sleigh from Make it Market Kit Fairy Tale Christmas - PTI, Galaxi Washi Tape - Altenew, foam dots, ScorTape, Metallic Stickers/Holiday Talk - Idea-ology.Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-86246330296797757402019-03-12T06:00:00.000-04:002019-03-12T09:29:47.528-04:00Easter Stained Glass<div style="text-align: center;">I was excited to try the Faux Stained Glass technique when I saw it on the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge this month and I finally got some time to play!</div><div style="text-align: center;">I made an Easter card with two little bunnies either looking in the window from outside - or looking through the window from the inside?!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XZg7E_aFEes/XIWNNfGkCZI/AAAAAAAAgFs/_OJzXMQUk28osw-PnbewzacM9foel64ugCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3917_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="784" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XZg7E_aFEes/XIWNNfGkCZI/AAAAAAAAgFs/_OJzXMQUk28osw-PnbewzacM9foel64ugCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3917_edited-1.jpg" width="326" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I've had these <a href="https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-WINDOW-PANES-Wafer-Die-SSSD111682-Diecember-SSSD111682?currency=USD" target="_blank">Window Pane dies </a>for quite a while - almost forgot I had them - but found them when I was looking for a die that would work for Faux Stained Glass -&nbsp; I guess a window is the perfect die!&nbsp; So these dies just cut the window not an outside edge&nbsp; (so you could actually cut a window in a panel if you were making a wall in a house or something) so I cut 4 rectangles out of watercolor paper 2" x 1 1/4" then placed the die on one piece at a time and die cut the window.. </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6RT3-BAvVB4/XIWMtkNO2-I/AAAAAAAAgE4/fuP52KjT2tEJmjJ0HvzDAwvR79uXhSttACEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3911_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="517" data-original-width="640" height="322" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6RT3-BAvVB4/XIWMtkNO2-I/AAAAAAAAgE4/fuP52KjT2tEJmjJ0HvzDAwvR79uXhSttACEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3911_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I took a 2" x 1 1/4" panel of <a href="https://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Tim_Holtz_Yupo_Paper_Translucent_10PK_TAC49722_p/tac49722.htm" target="_blank">Lupo Alcohol Translucent Paper</a> and dabbed Aqua, Citrus and Coral <a href="https://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=alcohol+inks&amp;Submit=" target="_blank">Alcohol Inks</a> over it with the <a href="https://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Tim_Holtz_Alcohol_Ink_Mini_Applicator_TAC62158_p/tac62158.htm" target="_blank">felt pads and applicator tool</a>.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7G8B5Wie9WU/XIWMtnDoHGI/AAAAAAAAgFA/eY5SUATJrpAGJhao9HFDUrvzKAnCTkmtwCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3913_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="598" data-original-width="640" height="373" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7G8B5Wie9WU/XIWMtnDoHGI/AAAAAAAAgFA/eY5SUATJrpAGJhao9HFDUrvzKAnCTkmtwCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3913_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">After the alcohol inks were dry (they dry quickly!) I glued 3 of the window frames together and glued them over the Yupo panel.&nbsp; I squeezed Glossy accents into each section of the window till they were full and I let it dry overnight.&nbsp; Then I glued the last piece of the window on top.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zmpdYoakK-4/XIWMuO7GbnI/AAAAAAAAgFE/k0x5_bOEmt46_E7TdF-eSgnu7Mgrk-_XQCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3914_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="710" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zmpdYoakK-4/XIWMuO7GbnI/AAAAAAAAgFE/k0x5_bOEmt46_E7TdF-eSgnu7Mgrk-_XQCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3914_edited-1.jpg" width="360" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;Here's a close up of the window.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ebaNag_chBs/XIWNNmuQMRI/AAAAAAAAgF0/DO42B7jTwuMgtuZQN-Des1MnxqU937QaQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3918_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="402" data-original-width="640" height="251" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ebaNag_chBs/XIWNNmuQMRI/AAAAAAAAgF0/DO42B7jTwuMgtuZQN-Des1MnxqU937QaQCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3918_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I die cut the white panel using <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/pti-dies/papertrey-ink-mix-mat-confetti-die/" target="_blank">Mix and Mat Confetti Die</a>.&nbsp; The little bunnies (paper and die) are from the <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/index.php?p=fairy_christmas" target="_blank">Make It Market Kit Fairy Tale Christmas </a>.&nbsp; The sentiment is from <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/stamps/easter-alleluias-stamp-set/" target="_blank">Easter Alleluias</a>.&nbsp; All from Papertrey Ink.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XZg7E_aFEes/XIWNNfGkCZI/AAAAAAAAgFs/_OJzXMQUk28osw-PnbewzacM9foel64ugCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3917_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="784" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XZg7E_aFEes/XIWNNfGkCZI/AAAAAAAAgFs/_OJzXMQUk28osw-PnbewzacM9foel64ugCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3917_edited-1.jpg" width="326" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I love how my faux stained glass came out and will be looking for more dies I have to use with this technique!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">I'm linking my card to:</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://casmixup.blogspot.com/2019/03/cas-mix-up-march-challenge.html" target="_blank">CAS Mix Up Card Challenge</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used faux stained glass, stamping and die cuts </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-em0BMl7JvNE/XIWMtuIdlBI/AAAAAAAAgE8/qIu29jVBZ00SPe9BBRGDWJopbPpRl4zJQCLcBGAs/s1600/2019-3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="250" height="160" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-em0BMl7JvNE/XIWMtuIdlBI/AAAAAAAAgE8/qIu29jVBZ00SPe9BBRGDWJopbPpRl4zJQCLcBGAs/s200/2019-3.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-create-a-scene-3/" target="_blank">Simon Says Stamp</a>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">Wednesday Challenge - Create a Scene</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cLdPQKEtyIE/XIWNNRKOtJI/AAAAAAAAgFw/W6irRPJgVaEbwh3A0MAhuH_ISGCFQj4tQCLcBGAs/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="83" data-original-width="186" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cLdPQKEtyIE/XIWNNRKOtJI/AAAAAAAAgFw/W6irRPJgVaEbwh3A0MAhuH_ISGCFQj4tQCLcBGAs/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" /></a></div>Stamps:&nbsp; Easter Alleluias - PTI<br />Paper:&nbsp; Watercolor paper - Canson, white and Spring Rain - PTI, Yupo Alcohol Translucent paper - Ranger.<br />Ink:&nbsp; Cornflower Blue - Wendy Vecchi Make Art Ink, Alcohol inks Coral, Citrus and Aqua - Ranger.<br />Accessories:&nbsp; Window Pane Dies - Simon Says Stamp, Mix and Mat Confetti Die - PTI, bunnys from Make it Market Kit Fairy Tale Christmas - PTI, foam dots, scor-tape, felt pads and applicator - Ranger, Glossy Accents - Ranger.Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-28693511731186748322019-03-11T06:00:00.000-04:002019-03-11T07:48:25.956-04:00Easter Place Card Treat Boxes<div style="text-align: center;">All this month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team will be posting creations using Eileen's Sizzix Dies with a <i>Spring Things</i> theme.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">This was the perfect opportunity for me to make place card treat boxes for my grandnieces and grandnephews to have at their seats at the Easter Sunday table! </div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used Eileen's <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/677713321/sizzix-stacking-drawer-die?ref=shop_home_active_2" target="_blank">Stacking Drawer die</a> and her <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/669114871/bigz-placecard?ref=shop_home_active_4" target="_blank">Place Card and Flowers</a> die.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Landon is 8 and his sister Mila is 6 - children of my niece Katie</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dJgr8yKsI-E/XHcXJm3O-BI/AAAAAAAAf74/bX9o0M78UAodiwKTlW8hOSTMelBzys8igCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3877_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="361" data-original-width="640" height="225" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dJgr8yKsI-E/XHcXJm3O-BI/AAAAAAAAf74/bX9o0M78UAodiwKTlW8hOSTMelBzys8igCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3877_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">James is 7 and his sister Madelyn is 4 - children of my niece Christie</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ctkf0DK37G0/XHcXKMy99OI/AAAAAAAAf78/ktw2vAvY_lwzgiZfzEy8Vt4elDASQoVjQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3878_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="331" data-original-width="640" height="206" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ctkf0DK37G0/XHcXKMy99OI/AAAAAAAAf78/ktw2vAvY_lwzgiZfzEy8Vt4elDASQoVjQCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3878_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Here are a few photos showing how I put these together.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I cut out the pieces of each die from <a href="https://www.sizzix.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=matboard" target="_blank">mat board</a>.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">I used just the drawer piece from the stacking drawer die</div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>(not the wrap around piece shown at the bottom of the photo)</i></div><div style="text-align: center;">as I wanted an open box to put treats in.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZoEYG_kqDag/XHcXIbrdzbI/AAAAAAAAf7o/hWvSYVkA5CwT4KbYn7RbrBQFNByT8j8swCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3873_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="484" data-original-width="640" height="302" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZoEYG_kqDag/XHcXIbrdzbI/AAAAAAAAf7o/hWvSYVkA5CwT4KbYn7RbrBQFNByT8j8swCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3873_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I cut apart the place card die-cut at the score line in the center so I could make two place cards from one die-cut <i>(since I didn't need to have the place card stand up on its own)</i> - the patterned paper and the egg cover up both the extended flower and the negative cut-out of the flower.&nbsp; I die cut a piece of patterned paper - placing the paper just over the bottom half of the place card die - and adhered the paper to the mat board die cut.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Y1KbopnZCgw/XHcXIVBZysI/AAAAAAAAf7s/X4BslK5D3-UNe8PvKGnmhIKoXW3KrYfXwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3874_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="613" data-original-width="640" height="382" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Y1KbopnZCgw/XHcXIVBZysI/AAAAAAAAf7s/X4BslK5D3-UNe8PvKGnmhIKoXW3KrYfXwCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3874_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I stamped the dotted eggs on watercolor paper and die cut them with a Nestability Egg die.&nbsp; I sponged the flowers from the place card die in spring colors, stamped their name on the egg and added enamel dots to the centers of the flowers.</div><div style="text-align: center;">I adhered the egg onto the place card piece and layered the flowers over the egg.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d87v0C21xuw/XHcXIl7V1JI/AAAAAAAAf7w/Lm42oabMhgUxX5nahhanW6wGb99F3_OWACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3875_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="581" data-original-width="640" height="362" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d87v0C21xuw/XHcXIl7V1JI/AAAAAAAAf7w/Lm42oabMhgUxX5nahhanW6wGb99F3_OWACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3875_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I cut pieces of patterned paper to fit 3 sides of the drawer (one 2 3/4" x 1 1/2" and two pieces 2" x 1 1/2"), leaving the notched side plain as it would be glued to the back of the place card piece.&nbsp; After gluing the sides together, I glued the bottom onto the drawer.&nbsp; Then I glued the plain front of the drawer to the back of the place card.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NCFEtHiVPxk/XHcXJPqwdSI/AAAAAAAAf70/eVYFM9aPtR4Q4ChdyzgCYAXEK8FgRUnUACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3876.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="480" data-original-width="640" height="300" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NCFEtHiVPxk/XHcXJPqwdSI/AAAAAAAAf70/eVYFM9aPtR4Q4ChdyzgCYAXEK8FgRUnUACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3876.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I added paper grass to each box.&nbsp; Here's the side view.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8zNjQ0DG45E/XHcXKgc-qEI/AAAAAAAAf8A/ziTLpkb8i-oitSFO0hIUO8KUBOhh_vpkwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3879_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="485" data-original-width="640" height="302" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8zNjQ0DG45E/XHcXKgc-qEI/AAAAAAAAf8A/ziTLpkb8i-oitSFO0hIUO8KUBOhh_vpkwCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3879_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">and the view from the back.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/--4bHMXia5SI/XHcXLEi2wHI/AAAAAAAAf8E/AbJZVaGijvo3grg6S0j2KTCJyr8EGhAcgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3880_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="485" data-original-width="640" height="302" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/--4bHMXia5SI/XHcXLEi2wHI/AAAAAAAAf8E/AbJZVaGijvo3grg6S0j2KTCJyr8EGhAcgCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3880_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I placed a Kinder Joy egg in each box.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>(the kids LOVE these and I was happy to see new Easter ones in the stores as they seem to already have all of the toys in the older eggs!)</i></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HUL2NFdlsc0/XHcXMq_EpPI/AAAAAAAAf8Q/8U6Wdfo2BLwG1159Fw9q4TgFQp1HUfvQQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3883_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="550" data-original-width="640" height="343" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HUL2NFdlsc0/XHcXMq_EpPI/AAAAAAAAf8Q/8U6Wdfo2BLwG1159Fw9q4TgFQp1HUfvQQCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3883_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">They love to have things personalized with their names.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1ChmDO69n-8/XHcXNLjFnMI/AAAAAAAAf8U/UioWDML_ONQC5Z4aCpKSRe1qFUAT3_rDACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3884_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="502" data-original-width="640" height="313" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1ChmDO69n-8/XHcXNLjFnMI/AAAAAAAAf8U/UioWDML_ONQC5Z4aCpKSRe1qFUAT3_rDACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3884_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gPEwwQev7A0/XHcXLriEz3I/AAAAAAAAf8I/AizIgTfquR81RoWJnlw_9ZQXLIKkdfKSACLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3881_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="500" data-original-width="640" height="312" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gPEwwQev7A0/XHcXLriEz3I/AAAAAAAAf8I/AizIgTfquR81RoWJnlw_9ZQXLIKkdfKSACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3881_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-da8oMkLxNlQ/XHcXMP-qP2I/AAAAAAAAf8M/H8jTLVUnxmsKMOjTQtyYaWiT-KURVLwOQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3882_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="485" data-original-width="640" height="302" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-da8oMkLxNlQ/XHcXMP-qP2I/AAAAAAAAf8M/H8jTLVUnxmsKMOjTQtyYaWiT-KURVLwOQCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3882_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">These will be a festive addition to the table at Easter Dinner!&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">I'm already thinking about what I could put on them instead of an egg for other holidays!&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Here's a photo of me and the kids last Easter when I had brought Easter mazes I found on line and chick and bunny head pens that lit up like strobe lights when you tapped them on the table!!</div><div style="text-align: center;">Madelyn, Mila, Landon and James.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bFMSHqND4yY/XHcg3YVQ2CI/AAAAAAAAf84/Jvf1xSEiIA4-SNTDCmGRSg6ZUupgOGWJQCLcBGAs/s1600/Easter%2B2018%2Bme%2Bwith%2Bkids.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="720" data-original-width="960" height="300" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bFMSHqND4yY/XHcg3YVQ2CI/AAAAAAAAf84/Jvf1xSEiIA4-SNTDCmGRSg6ZUupgOGWJQCLcBGAs/s400/Easter%2B2018%2Bme%2Bwith%2Bkids.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">Please check out <a href="http://www.eileenhull.com/" target="_blank">Eileen's blog</a> during the month of March where you will see all of the Inspiration Teams <i>Spring Things</i>&nbsp; projects gathered!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-D0PQrdoP4Ic/XHcXNvJsBcI/AAAAAAAAf8Y/nO_Ugtdn-M8h2W9_qPnRb3afG6or0TdDACLcBGAs/s1600/Julia%2Bsignature.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="66" data-original-width="112" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-D0PQrdoP4Ic/XHcXNvJsBcI/AAAAAAAAf8Y/nO_Ugtdn-M8h2W9_qPnRb3afG6or0TdDACLcBGAs/s1600/Julia%2Bsignature.png" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Stamps:&nbsp; Spring Baskets, Nestie Eggs - Waltzingmouse (retired, no longer in business), Alphabet stamps - Karen Foster (retired)</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Paper:&nbsp; Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, Wood Grain Paper Pad - Joann,&nbsp; watercolor paper - Canson.</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Ink:&nbsp; Limeade Ice, Lovely Lady, Vintage Jadeite, Lavender Moon, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Rain, True Black - PTI.</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Accessories:&nbsp; Box Stacking Drawers die, Place Card and Flowers Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix,&nbsp; Nested Eggs die - Nestabilities/Spellbinders, enamel dots - Altenew, Tombow Glue.</span></span>Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-18445169574261902482019-03-08T18:43:00.002-05:002019-03-08T18:45:21.507-05:00A Little Irish Luck<div style="text-align: center;">Ok, so here is my final (I think!) St. Patrick's Day card.&nbsp; The sale at my church is this weekend - so I think I'm done! </div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I just purchased this adorable little <a href="https://www.ellenhutson.com/irish-luck-penny-black-clear-stamps/" target="_blank">Irish Luck</a> bear stamp set by Penny Black and the coordinating <a href="https://www.ellenhutson.com/irish-luck-penny-black-dies/" target="_blank">die set</a> two weeks ago and with my <i>Irish Luck</i> -&nbsp; it arrived in time to use this year!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jqCFchcs_Ko/XIL6uJW38fI/AAAAAAAAgCY/TBz7FmcewUE5la1z_jlyRoOOGxhmGY3jQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3895_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="709" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jqCFchcs_Ko/XIL6uJW38fI/AAAAAAAAgCY/TBz7FmcewUE5la1z_jlyRoOOGxhmGY3jQCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3895_edited-1.jpg" width="360" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I stamped him on Bristol Smooth Surface white paper with Hero Hues Black Ink and then colored him with Tombow Markers - moving the color around each section with a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella brush.</div><div style="text-align: center;">It's really shimmery IRL - hopefully you can get the idea from the photos below.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BqPbIeTtDsQ/XIL6ueUX8CI/AAAAAAAAgCg/BgiO7_MqMi4vCdw7JZZ45weCPtQWz8ifQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3897_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="814" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BqPbIeTtDsQ/XIL6ueUX8CI/AAAAAAAAgCg/BgiO7_MqMi4vCdw7JZZ45weCPtQWz8ifQCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3897_edited-1.jpg" width="313" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sh1CWv3P5Ck/XIL6uZxpGZI/AAAAAAAAgC4/sqO219v-tdUMNw19RTRhWZC-qS_kGbWQACEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3896_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="699" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sh1CWv3P5Ck/XIL6uZxpGZI/AAAAAAAAgC4/sqO219v-tdUMNw19RTRhWZC-qS_kGbWQACEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3896_edited-1.jpg" width="365" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I'm linking my card to:</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-card-concept-110-shamrock-blessings.html" target="_blank">The Card Concept</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">My card is clean and layered - I was inspired by the shamrock and the colors </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-A3Gdt8qmUrI/XIL8Tmtv9xI/AAAAAAAAgDE/PDHk0bdIGNkKn6gzJq0ohOUTHvV4K9cmACLcBGAs/s1600/TCC110%2B030619.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="475" height="320" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-A3Gdt8qmUrI/XIL8Tmtv9xI/AAAAAAAAgDE/PDHk0bdIGNkKn6gzJq0ohOUTHvV4K9cmACLcBGAs/s320/TCC110%2B030619.png" width="237" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Oh - and a BIG thanks to my wonderful stamping/blogging friend <a href="https://www.stampingwithloll.com/" target="_blank">Loll Thompson </a>for <strike>helping me</strike> doing all the work to create this new look for my blog!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zJwymfnJy7Y/XIL8TYNnSOI/AAAAAAAAgDA/XFhWFj7xLYEXI5bQVDC9M2r6UwONXg4QgCLcBGAs/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="83" data-original-width="186" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zJwymfnJy7Y/XIL8TYNnSOI/AAAAAAAAgDA/XFhWFj7xLYEXI5bQVDC9M2r6UwONXg4QgCLcBGAs/s1600/signature%2Bfile.png" /></a></div><span style="color: #c27ba0;"><b><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">Stamps:&nbsp; Irish Luck - Penny Black</span></b></span><br /><span style="color: #c27ba0;"><b><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">Paper:&nbsp; White, Pine Feathers - PTI, Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface.</span></b></span><br /><span style="color: #c27ba0;"><b><span style="color: #9fc5e8;">Ink:&nbsp; Hero Hues Black</span></b></span><br /><span style="color: #c27ba0;"><span style="color: #9fc5e8;"><b>Accessories:&nbsp; Irish Luck Dies - Penny Black, Stitched Feature Frames: Ovals - PTI, foam dots, Tombow Markers green, brown, black, 5/9" circle punch - EK Success, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Brush.</b></span></span><br /><br />Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-53033377587722107702019-03-07T06:00:00.000-05:002019-03-07T13:52:33.777-05:00Three for St. Patrick's Day!<div style="text-align: center;">Here are three more St. Patrick's Day cards that I made for a sale at my church.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">For my first card, I pounced Alchemy and Sublime <a href="https://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=alcohol+pearls&amp;Submit=" target="_blank">Alcohol Pearl Inks</a> onto <a href="https://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Tim_Holtz_Yupo_Paper_Translucent_10PK_TAC49722_p/tac49722.htm" target="_blank">Translucent Lupo</a> paper.&nbsp; Then I layered die cut&nbsp; Memory Box shamrocks over the panel with foam dots and added 3 rhinestones.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">The frames on all of my cards were made using<a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/pti-dies/papertrey-ink-pierced-feature-frames-die/" target="_blank"> Pierced Feature Frames - Rectangles</a> from PTI.&nbsp; </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bsPQi0AVYt4/XH_v0yXUdSI/AAAAAAAAf-U/uTfPNi21qvwNFzLwXX9_k4EOTNdI2a12gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3892_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1401" data-original-width="1171" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bsPQi0AVYt4/XH_v0yXUdSI/AAAAAAAAf-U/uTfPNi21qvwNFzLwXX9_k4EOTNdI2a12gCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3892_edited-1.jpg" width="333" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nbP2Hx-WJJM/XH_v0_eerhI/AAAAAAAAf-Q/a7t4pzCkFZkTmV6VBnx0yGChJjTRlSNWwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3893_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="739" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nbP2Hx-WJJM/XH_v0_eerhI/AAAAAAAAf-Q/a7t4pzCkFZkTmV6VBnx0yGChJjTRlSNWwCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3893_edited-1.jpg" width="346" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;The images above and below are digital that I printed from my computer using&nbsp;<a href="http://store.doverpublications.com/0486995062.html" target="_blank"> Dover Holiday Vignettes</a> - A book and CD of vintage holiday images for Halloween, Christmas, New Years, Valentines, St. Patrick's Day, 4th of July and Easter.</div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CKCB5iZAyuY/XH_v01wwf-I/AAAAAAAAf-Y/I7wv1V-CYRc6KtKGaA9aR2cRE7JUdIBGwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3894_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="717" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CKCB5iZAyuY/XH_v01wwf-I/AAAAAAAAf-Y/I7wv1V-CYRc6KtKGaA9aR2cRE7JUdIBGwCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3894_edited-1.jpg" width="356" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I'm linking my card to:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://thecardconcept.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-card-concept-110-shamrock-blessings.html" target="_blank">The Card Concept&nbsp;</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">my cards are clean and layered&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Inspired by the shamrock </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-u5Pfsokpw-Q/XH_wKawpp-I/AAAAAAAAf-w/VWBMN-GatYEgd5j7rL9dskaLEla5bAVdwCLcBGAs/s1600/TCC110%2B030619.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="640" data-original-width="475" height="320" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-u5Pfsokpw-Q/XH_wKawpp-I/AAAAAAAAf-w/VWBMN-GatYEgd5j7rL9dskaLEla5bAVdwCLcBGAs/s320/TCC110%2B030619.png" width="237" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DfHnyZ3sO3s/XH_wW9aK9MI/AAAAAAAAf-0/l2etXm_fr54im2ge0tl2HfH0lhnF8m0qQCLcBGAs/s1600/Julia%2Bsignature.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="66" data-original-width="112" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DfHnyZ3sO3s/XH_wW9aK9MI/AAAAAAAAf-0/l2etXm_fr54im2ge0tl2HfH0lhnF8m0qQCLcBGAs/s1600/Julia%2Bsignature.png" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="color: #6fa8dc;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Stamps:&nbsp; St. Paddy's Day from A Beary Good Year set - The Cat's Pajamas, St. Patrick's Day from Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse (retired out of business)</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="color: #6fa8dc;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Paper:&nbsp; white, Pine Feather, New Leaf, Simply Chartruese - PTI, Translucent Lupo - Ranger.</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="color: #6fa8dc;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Ink:&nbsp; True Black - PTI</span></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="color: #6fa8dc;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Accessories:&nbsp; Lucky Leaves Die - Memory Box, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles - PTI, foam dots, rhinestones, Digital Vintage Images - Dover Holiday Vignettes, Alcohol Pearl Inks Alchemy and Sublime - Ranger.</span></span></span></div>Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-57699433310658324702019-03-06T09:52:00.000-05:002019-03-06T09:53:06.500-05:00St. Paddy's Day Shamrock Treats<div style="text-align: center;">Today I'm sharing some Hershey Kiss Shamrock Treats I made for a St. Patrick's Day sale at my church.&nbsp; How cute are these??!!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RG5th7sUqug/XH_bt3whzVI/AAAAAAAAf9o/guu996F-8awsZxODtTrYnlC5rTUiX4EMwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3889_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="527" data-original-width="640" height="328" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RG5th7sUqug/XH_bt3whzVI/AAAAAAAAf9o/guu996F-8awsZxODtTrYnlC5rTUiX4EMwCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3889_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;You cut the strips and loop them (see link to tutorial I found below) then slip the Hershey Kisses in each petal!&nbsp; Cut and stamp the tag and tie it on with twine!</div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RNfjOxSN79M/XH_btxqOG0I/AAAAAAAAf9s/LQb9B6AlJn4QmWQwsOGoahNVgWlLUnzjwCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3888_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="372" data-original-width="640" height="232" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RNfjOxSN79M/XH_btxqOG0I/AAAAAAAAf9s/LQb9B6AlJn4QmWQwsOGoahNVgWlLUnzjwCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3888_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; </div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mAJwEc9BBNI/XH_bt4uwQOI/AAAAAAAAf9k/oYEwr4_xDgUtSuM9os-dc7EBVU8PDCb3QCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3887_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="324" data-original-width="640" height="202" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mAJwEc9BBNI/XH_bt4uwQOI/AAAAAAAAf9k/oYEwr4_xDgUtSuM9os-dc7EBVU8PDCb3QCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3887_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yFuhR5bGJrQ/XH_buW4DyyI/AAAAAAAAf9w/Eoj1zF4nROw7bOwMPbRrnUkkFX73HQhuACEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3890_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="476" data-original-width="640" height="297" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yFuhR5bGJrQ/XH_buW4DyyI/AAAAAAAAf9w/Eoj1zF4nROw7bOwMPbRrnUkkFX73HQhuACEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3890_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_mtRT5E1HN8/XH_bu97gjEI/AAAAAAAAf90/10L_wCM3Wh8O7_Ch1nSi_ePc-EBD2nwLQCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3891_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="421" data-original-width="640" height="262" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_mtRT5E1HN8/XH_bu97gjEI/AAAAAAAAf90/10L_wCM3Wh8O7_Ch1nSi_ePc-EBD2nwLQCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3891_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I found the tutorial for these<a href="http://www.qbeesquest.com/2013/01/hersheys-shamrock-tutorial.html" target="_blank"> here on Qbees Quest blog</a>.&nbsp; She has a 4 leaf clover version as well.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">She has both written and video tutorials for them on her post. They don't take long to make and are made very easily.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">I cut the strips all at once, then put them together while watching TV.</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; </div><div style="text-align: center;">Perfect for St. Patrick's Day don't you think?!&nbsp; Even for those that don't have Irish ancestry.&nbsp; Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-innWPptxEhg/XH_bvd29K-I/AAAAAAAAf94/oN0bh1FJHhAI66Y9UmoIH4rtmtUomf-9wCEwYBhgL/s1600/Julia%2Bsignature.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="66" data-original-width="112" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-innWPptxEhg/XH_bvd29K-I/AAAAAAAAf94/oN0bh1FJHhAI66Y9UmoIH4rtmtUomf-9wCEwYBhgL/s1600/Julia%2Bsignature.png" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><br />Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-30281473879546882572019-03-04T13:00:00.000-05:002019-03-04T14:39:29.232-05:00March CAS Stencil Challenge - Ghosting Technique<div style="text-align: center;">I'm excited to be the host of the <a href="https://casstencil.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-cas-stencil-challenge.html">CAS Stencil Card Challenge </a>this month!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; And my challenge for everyone is to do Ghost Stenciling!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YIsocD6mEgo/XD9kQ3KJeII/AAAAAAAAfwA/cBNPomnKpngEEMy4zYsXEDTjk35WfCvmwCLcBGAs/s1600/March%2Bstencil.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="202" data-original-width="250" height="160" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YIsocD6mEgo/XD9kQ3KJeII/AAAAAAAAfwA/cBNPomnKpngEEMy4zYsXEDTjk35WfCvmwCLcBGAs/s200/March%2Bstencil.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Ghosting is a fun technique where you lay down water soluble crayons, inks or paints on watercolor paper - lay your stencil over the colored panel and rub over it with a baby wipe to remove the color - leaving a 'ghost' of the stencil image!&nbsp; We hope you'll try it out this month!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">You will find links to technique videos over <a href="https://casstencil.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-cas-stencil-challenge.html">at the challenge blog</a>.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">I actually made 3 similar cards because I had such fun with the technique - I made 3 similar panels!&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">Here are my cards as well as some photos of how I used the Ghosting Technique!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vEaabj67y70/XD9kPPAFxZI/AAAAAAAAfwM/Pk6clOQi2rwXpjbwahgVUghaUQMElUtswCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3794_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="704" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vEaabj67y70/XD9kPPAFxZI/AAAAAAAAfwM/Pk6clOQi2rwXpjbwahgVUghaUQMElUtswCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3794_edited-1.jpg" width="362" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">First I colored a watercolor panel using Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters and Wild Honey Ranger Distress Crayons.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XGYhglY56Hg/XD9kNiyg1TI/AAAAAAAAfwE/iu4r0baaoWYsBDgREIZmfrELWxTTTA2pwCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3787_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="520" data-original-width="640" height="325" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XGYhglY56Hg/XD9kNiyg1TI/AAAAAAAAfwE/iu4r0baaoWYsBDgREIZmfrELWxTTTA2pwCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3787_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">Next, with just a bit of water on my finger, I rubbed over one color at a time to blend the crayon.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/--0fQ7gCwoOg/XD9kOEfq7DI/AAAAAAAAfwE/QTNCiPUYFU4uCHhV9TZtKGVIjAn2yTSVgCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3791_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="630" data-original-width="640" height="393" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/--0fQ7gCwoOg/XD9kOEfq7DI/AAAAAAAAfwE/QTNCiPUYFU4uCHhV9TZtKGVIjAn2yTSVgCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3791_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I layered my stencil,<a href="https://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Evolution-ARTplorations-Stencil-Sanna-Lippert-Designs-P5787630.aspx"> Evolution</a> from ARTplorations, over my panel, taping around the outside edges to hold it all flat over the panel.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xcAwGkTN0BQ/XD9kNpI1ObI/AAAAAAAAfwI/z1Lr39Odj0U5erCvSyC1VOTp9wFn-pXwgCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3789_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="516" data-original-width="640" height="322" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xcAwGkTN0BQ/XD9kNpI1ObI/AAAAAAAAfwI/z1Lr39Odj0U5erCvSyC1VOTp9wFn-pXwgCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3789_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I took a slightly wet baby wipe<i> (if your wipe is dripping wet, squeeze it out a bit!)</i> and rubbed over the stencil to remove some of the crayon color .</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z8kRxcjK8qU/XD9kOLY9boI/AAAAAAAAfwY/YvEuoh799Kwf79fnx1mKZPUe5LdAFCN7gCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3790.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1200" data-original-width="1600" height="300" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z8kRxcjK8qU/XD9kOLY9boI/AAAAAAAAfwY/YvEuoh799Kwf79fnx1mKZPUe5LdAFCN7gCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3790.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">And here is the Ghost image of the stencil!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-R-H5JscPsAk/XD9kOfFGE_I/AAAAAAAAfwM/416XVt-mlOoRWacNjWTo_VKU8FTnI6lMACEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3792_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="664" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-R-H5JscPsAk/XD9kOfFGE_I/AAAAAAAAfwM/416XVt-mlOoRWacNjWTo_VKU8FTnI6lMACEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3792_edited-1.jpg" width="385" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">As I said above, I was so excited with my results, I ended up making 3 panels.&nbsp; Every time you do this you will probably get a slightly different result, depending on your coloring, the blending and how much you remove through the stencil (as well as the positioning of the stencil).</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ysmmr-AMUeg/XD9kOiyDVJI/AAAAAAAAfwI/aYnvTGRR3AMJMFWx3ffFybVMfaz9Kz4igCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3793_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="441" data-original-width="640" height="275" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ysmmr-AMUeg/XD9kOiyDVJI/AAAAAAAAfwI/aYnvTGRR3AMJMFWx3ffFybVMfaz9Kz4igCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3793_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I thought the <a href="https://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Evolution-ARTplorations-Stencil-Sanna-Lippert-Designs-P5787630.aspx">Evolution stencil </a>looked rather like fossils (especially in the colors I used) and that the <a href="https://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Sizzix_Thinlits_Prehistoric_by_Tim_Holtz_664155_p/die_664155.htm">Sizzix Prehistoric Thinlit dies</a> would look perfect layered over the stenciling!&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">I cut them out of Kraft core Core-dinations paper and sanded over it a bit to reveal the kraft.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Here's a Stegosaurus - the frame die is <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/pti-dies/papertrey-ink-mix-mat-confetti-die/">Mix and Mat Confetti Die</a> from PTI.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ve1foBW4E1s/XD9kPcHn_bI/AAAAAAAAfwQ/gjsIVOM5NYIJtvpmtPt0yrmNGQGfs7JWACEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3795_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="478" data-original-width="640" height="298" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ve1foBW4E1s/XD9kPcHn_bI/AAAAAAAAfwQ/gjsIVOM5NYIJtvpmtPt0yrmNGQGfs7JWACEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3795_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Here is a&nbsp; Brachiosaurus. Layering him on a smaller panel emphasizes his BIGNESS!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0y8bZY8GOro/XD9kP8Zz_MI/AAAAAAAAfwU/_2YrY0FMbQ0HvmtMLYPmepjyusgRyg7_ACEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3796_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="491" data-original-width="640" height="306" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0y8bZY8GOro/XD9kP8Zz_MI/AAAAAAAAfwU/_2YrY0FMbQ0HvmtMLYPmepjyusgRyg7_ACEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3796_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">And a Tyrannosaurus. </div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vEaabj67y70/XD9kPPAFxZI/AAAAAAAAfwM/Pk6clOQi2rwXpjbwahgVUghaUQMElUtswCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3794_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="704" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vEaabj67y70/XD9kPPAFxZI/AAAAAAAAfwM/Pk6clOQi2rwXpjbwahgVUghaUQMElUtswCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3794_edited-1.jpg" width="362" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I will use these for masculine (kids or men) cards - either birthday or maybe get well - I'll choose the sentiments for the appropriate occasions!</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">We can't wait to see your CAS card creations using the Ghosting Stencil technique!&nbsp; You'll find lots of beautiful inspiration from the Design Team as well as the technique videos over at <a href="https://casstencil.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-cas-stencil-challenge.html">CAS Stencil</a>!<br /><br />We are also very exited to welcome our very first CAS Stencil Guest Designer this month<span style="font-size: small;">:&nbsp; </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Ishani (<a href="https://quillish.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Quillish</a>)! </span><br /><br />&nbsp;You have until 3/24 to link up your cards!<br /><br />I'm also linking my card to:<br /><a href="https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-59/" target="_blank">Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge</a> -&nbsp; Anything Goes<br /><br /><br /><a href="https://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/search/label/Watercolour%20Challenge" target="_blank">Happy Little Stampers</a><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ekv7RAzXPd4/XH18PSsZLEI/AAAAAAAAf9E/xdZZqNcHnl4RJvtsRulD-r4qyK3j_EWMQCLcBGAs/s1600/march%2B2019.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="320" data-original-width="320" height="200" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ekv7RAzXPd4/XH18PSsZLEI/AAAAAAAAf9E/xdZZqNcHnl4RJvtsRulD-r4qyK3j_EWMQCLcBGAs/s200/march%2B2019.png" width="200" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/02/challenge-130.html" target="_blank">Time Out Challenges</a><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-txSFzCyML9E/XH198La1LbI/AAAAAAAAf9Q/W-ONB83dlUATTnov-d7OtBJV0cql2aPFgCLcBGAs/s1600/Time%2BOut%2BChallenge%2B130.1.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="320" data-original-width="320" height="200" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-txSFzCyML9E/XH198La1LbI/AAAAAAAAf9Q/W-ONB83dlUATTnov-d7OtBJV0cql2aPFgCLcBGAs/s200/Time%2BOut%2BChallenge%2B130.1.png" width="200" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://theseinspiredchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/02/inspired-by-modern-quilt.html" target="_blank">Inspired By</a><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mNV0EJNZIcw/XH1-3NlLlJI/AAAAAAAAf9Y/1MFsAHEAkzcdrynD4s14-s9Q_jgz8F3BQCLcBGAs/s1600/61.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="320" data-original-width="320" height="200" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mNV0EJNZIcw/XH1-3NlLlJI/AAAAAAAAf9Y/1MFsAHEAkzcdrynD4s14-s9Q_jgz8F3BQCLcBGAs/s200/61.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><br /><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mJzn8LlJUyY/XD9kQdNfzkI/AAAAAAAAfwY/D6y2wH9uzpEx75N3xV1ONXsiuDNY3zUVgCEwYBhgL/s1600/Julia.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="72" data-original-width="169" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mJzn8LlJUyY/XD9kQdNfzkI/AAAAAAAAfwY/D6y2wH9uzpEx75N3xV1ONXsiuDNY3zUVgCEwYBhgL/s1600/Julia.png" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Paper:&nbsp; watercolor - Canson, white and kraft - PTI, Kraft Core Coredinations.</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Ink:&nbsp; Ranger Distress Gathered Twigs</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Accessories:&nbsp; Ranger Distress Crayons Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey, Weathered Wood, Evolution Stencil - ARTplorations, Prehistoric Thinlit Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Mix and Mat Confetti Die - PTI, water.</span></span>Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com23tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-63165295549940945742019-02-25T06:00:00.000-05:002019-02-25T06:00:04.829-05:00A Floral Storage Box for the Craft Room<div style="text-align: center;">This month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team is making hearts and flowers projects using her Sizzix Dies.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">Today I'm sharing an open storage box that will use for craft storage in my craft room.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">I love to have artistic storage on my shelves!&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">It makes me happy just looking at it!</div><div style="text-align: center;">I used Eileen's new <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/677714733/sizzix-scoreboards-treasure-box?ref=shop_home_active_1&amp;crt=1" target="_blank">Treasure Box die</a> but didn't use the hinges or the top of the box that is included with the die.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RfgzaOAbqEM/XHBskHU9Q2I/AAAAAAAAf6s/W-JFX7Vgdj4LGYu355Cy0sezoJxNbJTqQCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3861_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="421" data-original-width="640" height="262" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RfgzaOAbqEM/XHBskHU9Q2I/AAAAAAAAf6s/W-JFX7Vgdj4LGYu355Cy0sezoJxNbJTqQCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3861_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I have some photos to share showing how I put this all together!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">First I cut the pieces I needed out of <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/526342031/white-matboard-pack?ref=shop_home_feat_1" target="_blank">Little Sizzles Mat Board</a>.&nbsp; Then I measured the panels and cut pieces of&nbsp; Tim Holtz <a href="https://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=worn+wallpaper&amp;Submit=" target="_blank">Worn Wallpaper</a> to adhere to the sides.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iYT5qJB8sh0/XHBsgZ1hhJI/AAAAAAAAf7M/ib34HwaYVbw5WS5mmd7zQ1nMuZALAWV7gCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3848_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="440" data-original-width="640" height="275" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iYT5qJB8sh0/XHBsgZ1hhJI/AAAAAAAAf7M/ib34HwaYVbw5WS5mmd7zQ1nMuZALAWV7gCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3848_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">I glued the tabs on the sides with Tombow Glue and let it dry a few minutes being held with clothespins.&nbsp; Then I adhered the bottom piece to the tabs.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GaLdXMHpSVo/XHBsgTrzauI/AAAAAAAAf7E/TCGpaakdzZM8T-4kfrda9VlzS1hXsn4wwCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3849_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="515" data-original-width="640" height="321" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GaLdXMHpSVo/XHBsgTrzauI/AAAAAAAAf7E/TCGpaakdzZM8T-4kfrda9VlzS1hXsn4wwCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3849_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">I wanted to age the look of the paper and so rubbed all the edges with Versamark Ink and poured on <a href="https://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=vintage+beeswax&amp;Submit=" target="_blank">Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture</a> - shaking off the excess and heating with my heat tool.&nbsp; I did one side at a time.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NWQBk-fIBu8/XHBsg0bLokI/AAAAAAAAf7M/1DWbNtW69-MOnNLWH7SN1zzKU2Bv_KAegCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3851_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="418" data-original-width="640" height="261" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NWQBk-fIBu8/XHBsg0bLokI/AAAAAAAAf7M/1DWbNtW69-MOnNLWH7SN1zzKU2Bv_KAegCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3851_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YATZyMHNd8U/XHBsgYc5jrI/AAAAAAAAf7U/5Nm2mdTdLE45D0dlQ1-nqAYkTq4vfUTYQCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3850_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="480" data-original-width="640" height="300" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YATZyMHNd8U/XHBsgYc5jrI/AAAAAAAAf7U/5Nm2mdTdLE45D0dlQ1-nqAYkTq4vfUTYQCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3850_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-p-zN6ucZwO0/XHBshAWMcmI/AAAAAAAAf7M/9ZUVKMDqaqsU2KZqQPy8quy2fXwRR393gCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3852_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="512" data-original-width="640" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-p-zN6ucZwO0/XHBshAWMcmI/AAAAAAAAf7M/9ZUVKMDqaqsU2KZqQPy8quy2fXwRR393gCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3852_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">Then I rubbed Brown Rust Effect Paste from Prima on all the outside edges with my finger and let it dry overnight.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-i68wTCpD76M/XHBshrWIcHI/AAAAAAAAf7M/Nk-2MEEjv84NMMZGUjosd6PW2IKKL20DwCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3853_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="371" data-original-width="640" height="231" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-i68wTCpD76M/XHBshrWIcHI/AAAAAAAAf7M/Nk-2MEEjv84NMMZGUjosd6PW2IKKL20DwCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3853_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">I added Idea-ology Clawfoot Corners with long brads to the bottom corners piercing the holes with a piercing tool.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Yn6_UvdEW_E/XHBsij804qI/AAAAAAAAf7I/BD7vUtB9rqQvTTqXQikVjZlczs6t50xBgCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3858_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="421" data-original-width="640" height="262" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Yn6_UvdEW_E/XHBsij804qI/AAAAAAAAf7I/BD7vUtB9rqQvTTqXQikVjZlczs6t50xBgCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3858_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">I sprayed the inside of the box with both Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Sprays just so it wasn't stark white in there as I knew most of it would be covered with whatever I stored in there!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-N2VnKGnXk9g/XHBskp7qxyI/AAAAAAAAf7U/uy7eLD2dhkAJmPcXn4tGGWWZ5ztrzgKSQCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3862_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="503" data-original-width="640" height="313" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-N2VnKGnXk9g/XHBskp7qxyI/AAAAAAAAf7U/uy7eLD2dhkAJmPcXn4tGGWWZ5ztrzgKSQCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3862_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">I also sprayed Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Spray on all the outside panels</div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>(rather tentatively as I was afraid I'd cover all the flowers!</i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i>Sometimes one more thing is too much, right??! )</i></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bbejzif4Cpg/XHBslmlF2kI/AAAAAAAAf7U/NL9GRz37YVcptM84FKfqyh_apbpJJwjHwCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3864_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="677" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bbejzif4Cpg/XHBslmlF2kI/AAAAAAAAf7U/NL9GRz37YVcptM84FKfqyh_apbpJJwjHwCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3864_edited-1.jpg" width="377" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">I also sprayed the Quote Chips then adhered them to the sides with Tombow Glue.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XMyGlO9kDrs/XHBslLMRYaI/AAAAAAAAf7M/DwehrDUSEPg5Nh1XyZU_dbcNQ9iIM5aiwCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3863_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="689" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XMyGlO9kDrs/XHBslLMRYaI/AAAAAAAAf7M/DwehrDUSEPg5Nh1XyZU_dbcNQ9iIM5aiwCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3863_edited-1.jpg" width="371" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">I rubbed Prima Alchemy Bronze Age Metallic Wax over all the feet just to add another tone to the metal and I also rubbed just a little of the wax over the Quote Chip corners and some of the wallpaper.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JKdUqi93QGE/XHBsjPeCgAI/AAAAAAAAf7U/sy5GvNJjJaYKY6izl4xl6uonF9Iw_KMZgCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3859_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="529" data-original-width="640" height="330" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JKdUqi93QGE/XHBsjPeCgAI/AAAAAAAAf7U/sy5GvNJjJaYKY6izl4xl6uonF9Iw_KMZgCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3859_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DmztHPXu1x4/XHBsjmc7gOI/AAAAAAAAf7M/h_FokgnhQEAJSxMOGNRh0TOr_MTY-tCMACEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3860_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="504" data-original-width="640" height="315" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DmztHPXu1x4/XHBsjmc7gOI/AAAAAAAAf7M/h_FokgnhQEAJSxMOGNRh0TOr_MTY-tCMACEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3860_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I was able to fit 10 small bottles of Acrylic Paint inside the box which measures 5" x 3" x 3"&nbsp; on the inside but I was also thinking it might be a good place to hold word dies? </div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Please check out <a href="http://www.eileenhull.com/" target="_blank">Eileen's Blog</a> where all of the Inspiration Team's projects have been posted this month!</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-e_8bmGoiiLw/XHBy6ZlRzZI/AAAAAAAAf7c/-edzUNlRWjkkmo8WuOYieDoY244z7WTyACLcBGAs/s1600/Julia%2Bsignature.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="66" data-original-width="112" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-e_8bmGoiiLw/XHBy6ZlRzZI/AAAAAAAAf7c/-edzUNlRWjkkmo8WuOYieDoY244z7WTyACLcBGAs/s1600/Julia%2Bsignature.png" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Paper:&nbsp; Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, Worn Wallpaper - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz.</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Ink:&nbsp; Versamark </span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Accessories:&nbsp; Treasure Box Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture - Emerald Creek, Rust Effect Paste Brown Rust - Prima/Finnabair, Ranger Distress Oxide Spray Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber, Quote Chips, Foundations Clawfoot Corners, Long Fasteners - Idea-ology, Alchemy Metallic Wax Bronze Age - Prima, Piercing Tool - Sizzix. </span></span>Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-47652871612983967422019-02-18T13:00:00.000-05:002019-02-18T13:00:00.376-05:00Mid Month Reminder - Feb CAS Stencil Challenge - Powdered Inks<div style="text-align: center;">I'm here today to remind you about the <a href="https://casstencil.blogspot.com/2019/02/february-cas-stencil-reminder.html">Feb CAS Stencil Challenge</a> - you still have time to enter - the link is open until Feb 24th!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DwYvgX9pRUA/XDUlHUzeoAI/AAAAAAAAft0/eNBvQnmdyrwnlmP2-3cSLAS-P13ZwBLXACLcBGAs/s1600/February%2Bstencil.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="202" data-original-width="250" height="160" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DwYvgX9pRUA/XDUlHUzeoAI/AAAAAAAAft0/eNBvQnmdyrwnlmP2-3cSLAS-P13ZwBLXACLcBGAs/s200/February%2Bstencil.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">For my card today - I again used Brushos (Lemon) which I sprinkled over my stencil and then spritzed with water.&nbsp; You'll find links to technique videos over at <a href="https://casstencil.blogspot.com/2019/02/february-cas-stencil-reminder.html">CAS Stencil</a> if you need some inspiration.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">The stencil is <a href="https://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Bold-Florals-ARTplorations-Stencil-P5143963.aspx">Bold Florals</a> from <span style="color: #0000ee;">ARTp</span>lorations, the sentiment is from <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/stamps/perfect-match-stamp-set/">Perfect Match</a> by PTI, the hearts were cut with <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/pti-dies/papertrey-ink-mix-mat-hearts-die/">Mix and Mat Hearts Die </a>from PTI. </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IWsMXJwhc94/XDUlH-gUz9I/AAAAAAAAfuU/f-VLpw6or-8uim-KmB-_5hZgOklMS1sGwCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3778_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="751" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IWsMXJwhc94/XDUlH-gUz9I/AAAAAAAAfuU/f-VLpw6or-8uim-KmB-_5hZgOklMS1sGwCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3778_edited-1.jpg" width="340" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">I cut the stenciled panel in two and made two similar cards.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">The Lemon Brushos has a little bit of red/orange in it so I could use red for the framing and sentiment strip for Valentine's day! </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-L6TkWc9DLNg/XDUlIKCqFhI/AAAAAAAAfuc/fAftGGesa20sxRdfA78ylfIz4MMNyGtNQCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3779_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="735" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-L6TkWc9DLNg/XDUlIKCqFhI/AAAAAAAAfuc/fAftGGesa20sxRdfA78ylfIz4MMNyGtNQCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3779_edited-1.jpg" width="347" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_bkZ5M3XqtI/XDUlIlpqLOI/AAAAAAAAfuc/SJIhCVEkx70Q0LrFT4PbjRVM0N6EbZlLACEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3780_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="489" data-original-width="640" height="305" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_bkZ5M3XqtI/XDUlIlpqLOI/AAAAAAAAfuc/SJIhCVEkx70Q0LrFT4PbjRVM0N6EbZlLACEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3780_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">After I did the stenciling -&nbsp; I turned my wet-with-Brushos stencil over and pressed it onto another panel of watercolor paper, covered it with a piece of computer paper and rubbed over it.&nbsp; This gave me a negative print of the stencil, shown on the bottom of the photo below.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aTe5XaAFTxI/XDUlHdWAnRI/AAAAAAAAfuQ/k9hOT5zVr3I2ywOi2i8ctESGk0DxW9jbACEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3776_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="444" data-original-width="640" height="277" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aTe5XaAFTxI/XDUlHdWAnRI/AAAAAAAAfuQ/k9hOT5zVr3I2ywOi2i8ctESGk0DxW9jbACEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3776_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used that negative print to make a sympathy card - I used the whole panel since it had a lot of white on it - I feel that it is still CAS.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;(I think I like the look of the negative stenciling better than the stenciling?!)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-euhqWi65I-c/XDUlHBf77xI/AAAAAAAAfuc/hLPG66A54NU8lccflHvu1PC-tyzJFthegCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3777_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="725" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-euhqWi65I-c/XDUlHBf77xI/AAAAAAAAfuc/hLPG66A54NU8lccflHvu1PC-tyzJFthegCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3777_edited-1.jpg" width="352" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">So please join us and show us how you use powdered inks with your stencils!&nbsp; You'll find the challenge info as well as creative inspiration from the Design Team over at the CAS Stencil blog<a href="https://casstencil.blogspot.com/2019/02/february-cas-stencil-reminder.html"> here</a>.</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">I'm also linking my card to:</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/2019/02/hls-february-watercolour-challenge.html" target="_blank">Happy Little Stampers</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used water and Brushos through and on my stencil for positive and negative prints</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-s3e1TCuHSBI/XGgni7Ieg9I/AAAAAAAAf5s/stvKCFZr6WEuY4eGNrjfaCfjjewmM9YKgCLcBGAs/s1600/february%2B2019.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="320" data-original-width="320" height="200" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-s3e1TCuHSBI/XGgni7Ieg9I/AAAAAAAAf5s/stvKCFZr6WEuY4eGNrjfaCfjjewmM9YKgCLcBGAs/s200/february%2B2019.png" width="200" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-flower-challenge-29-use-your-latest.html" target="_blank">The Flower Challenge</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used a new stencil </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1JBvSSB0C4A/XGgp8LyYYjI/AAAAAAAAf54/Rpci_xvbqCcemdh55Qd1mqw5FNpJcj0SgCLcBGAs/s1600/TFChallenge%252329.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="240" data-original-width="320" height="150" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1JBvSSB0C4A/XGgp8LyYYjI/AAAAAAAAf54/Rpci_xvbqCcemdh55Qd1mqw5FNpJcj0SgCLcBGAs/s200/TFChallenge%252329.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_-LtcEKt_UQ/XDUlJAi_wLI/AAAAAAAAfuY/MZvcmuWByNs0-8N_AKmYLjv-usYmU4w5wCEwYBhgL/s1600/Julia.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="72" data-original-width="169" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_-LtcEKt_UQ/XDUlJAi_wLI/AAAAAAAAfuY/MZvcmuWByNs0-8N_AKmYLjv-usYmU4w5wCEwYBhgL/s1600/Julia.png" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Stamps:&nbsp; Perfect Match - PTI, Words of Comfort - PTI</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Paper:&nbsp; Watercolor paper - Canson, white, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise&nbsp; - PTI</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Ink:&nbsp; True Black - PTI</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Accessories:&nbsp; Lemon Brushos, water mister, Bold Florals Stencil - STAMPlorations, Mix &amp; Mat Confetti Die - PTI, foam dots.</span></span>Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com13tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-16370641255890007112019-02-12T18:08:00.000-05:002019-03-08T19:27:14.207-05:00Three for Luck!<div style="text-align: center;">So I need to make some St. Patrick's Day cards for a sale at my church next month -&nbsp; people mostly buy the chocolate shamrock pops my friend Jeannine makes but some also want to buy cards.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I looked to the challenges out in blog land for inspiration for my designs and, of course I found some!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">My first card design was inspired by the <a href="https://casmixup.blogspot.com/2019/02/cas-mix-up-february-challenge.html" target="_blank">February CAS Mix Up Card Challenge</a>. </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NiPu4kkAcSo/XGNIRBsE1yI/AAAAAAAAf5Y/vRVvr7sW8hcRtFUZ74gTBeD_FfqHyvzuwCLcBGAs/s1600/2019-2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="200" data-original-width="250" height="160" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NiPu4kkAcSo/XGNIRBsE1yI/AAAAAAAAf5Y/vRVvr7sW8hcRtFUZ74gTBeD_FfqHyvzuwCLcBGAs/s200/2019-2.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;The <a href="https://reverseconfetti.com/products/love-note-confetti-cuts" target="_blank">Love Notes die</a> from Reverse Confetti has score lines on it so the edges can be folded up to make the die dimensional - sort of little tray!&nbsp; I die cut it out of <a href="https://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/Tim_Holtz_Yupo_Paper_Translucent_10PK_TAC49722_p/tac49722.htm" target="_blank">Translucent Alcohol Ink Yupo</a>.&nbsp; I colored it by pouncing one the new <a href="https://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=alcohol+pearl+ink&amp;Submit=" target="_blank">Alcohol Pearl Inks</a> called Sublime onto it.&nbsp; I stamped the sentiment from Irish Blessings (retired from Waltzingmouse) on a white strip and added a die cut Memory Box clover - both up on foam dots.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Cj7RYrZokh4/XGNHFmr-Y4I/AAAAAAAAf5A/XA-XYRpHaUI29VaArPSCrV2Nt5ZjdH09gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3840_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="529" data-original-width="640" height="330" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Cj7RYrZokh4/XGNHFmr-Y4I/AAAAAAAAf5A/XA-XYRpHaUI29VaArPSCrV2Nt5ZjdH09gCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3840_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">My second card was inspired by the <a href="http://sundaystamps.blogspot.com/2019/02/ssc198-from-heart.html" target="_blank">Sunday Stamp Challenge</a>.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-a-X7Vej3fpM/XGNIRG3Ye2I/AAAAAAAAf5c/xc2huH7BZbk9M965tBG-TspCDTq31gWGgCLcBGAs/s1600/SSC198.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="309" data-original-width="400" height="154" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-a-X7Vej3fpM/XGNIRG3Ye2I/AAAAAAAAf5c/xc2huH7BZbk9M965tBG-TspCDTq31gWGgCLcBGAs/s200/SSC198.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;I die cut a scallop heart Nestability and layered a die cut clover over it.&nbsp; I put a strip of washi tape behind it.&nbsp; I used the Pierced Feature Frame Rectangle die from PTI for the background and framing. The sentiment is another one from Irish Blessings.&nbsp; </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6_BZQqDhtdg/XGNHFsmMxrI/AAAAAAAAf5E/MUIniziUFUEEjfSfNxGTs2KcZm6JZBkwgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3841_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="497" data-original-width="640" height="248" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6_BZQqDhtdg/XGNHFsmMxrI/AAAAAAAAf5E/MUIniziUFUEEjfSfNxGTs2KcZm6JZBkwgCLcBGAs/s320/IMG_3841_edited-1.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">My third card was inspired by the <a href="http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/02/february-2019-black-white-plus-one.html" target="_blank">Country View Challenges</a>: Black and White Plus One color.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">So this is very similar to my first card above but I stamped the circles on the white card die cut and added a piece of washi tape behind it.&nbsp;&nbsp; The sentiment is from Irish Blessings and the dots are from Off Beat Backgrounds - both retired from Waltzingmouse.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-74i1TZMJACg/XGNHFjR7SsI/AAAAAAAAf48/Jb60V8YVCzIHH2dJT8x7wE1CCBtc8vn6wCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3843_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="531" data-original-width="640" height="265" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-74i1TZMJACg/XGNHFjR7SsI/AAAAAAAAf48/Jb60V8YVCzIHH2dJT8x7wE1CCBtc8vn6wCLcBGAs/s320/IMG_3843_edited-1.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">So now I have 3 St. Patrick's Day cards for my church sale!&nbsp; </div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UDnW3eRGoTc/XGNHGP9kZqI/AAAAAAAAf5I/Z8CYWNi3E1kvhPMQa4_fO_M62ohWlfPcgCLcBGAs/s1600/Julia%2Bsignature.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="66" data-original-width="112" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UDnW3eRGoTc/XGNHGP9kZqI/AAAAAAAAf5I/Z8CYWNi3E1kvhPMQa4_fO_M62ohWlfPcgCLcBGAs/s1600/Julia%2Bsignature.png" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Hinges of Friendship</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Stamps:&nbsp; Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse (no longer in business)</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Paper: White, Pine Feather - PTI, Translucent Yupo - Ranger</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Ink:&nbsp; True Black - PTI</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Accessories:&nbsp; Ranger Alcohol Pearl Ink Sublime, Lucky Leaves Die - Memory Box, Love Notes Die - Reverse Confetti, foam dots.</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Slainte</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Stamps:&nbsp; Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse (no longer in business)</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Paper:&nbsp; White, Simply Chartreuse, Pine Feather - PTI</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Ink: True Black - PTI</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Accessories: Scalloped Heart Nestability, Lucky Leaves Die - Memory Box, Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles - PTI, washi tape, foam dots.</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;"><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">May the Road Rise</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Stamps:&nbsp; Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse (no longer in business)</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Paper:&nbsp; White, New Leaf, True Black- PTI</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Ink: True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Mowed Lawn.</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Accessories: Lucky Leaves Die - Memory Box, Love Notes Die - Reverse Confetti, washi tape, foam dots.</span></span>Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com12tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-58825544857982331492019-02-11T18:18:00.000-05:002019-02-11T18:21:53.471-05:00Stars for Two<div style="text-align: center;">Today I'm participating in Darnell's <a href="https://twofercardchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/twofer-card-challenge-13.html" target="_blank">Twofer Challenge</a>.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-y-n5r-wWzTw/XGH8VfwriII/AAAAAAAAf4g/zVLKY6DwvUszBLD1W5tMtRPEIFa_t3_jgCLcBGAs/s1600/Twofer%2BStars%2BBadge%2BFebruary%2B2019.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="202" data-original-width="282" height="143" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-y-n5r-wWzTw/XGH8VfwriII/AAAAAAAAf4g/zVLKY6DwvUszBLD1W5tMtRPEIFa_t3_jgCLcBGAs/s200/Twofer%2BStars%2BBadge%2BFebruary%2B2019.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5tBPc58OaVM/XGH8UZWvcHI/AAAAAAAAf4U/drtjMY-Gzrg5sF6Z75oaoha7dRwaa9a1wCLcBGAs/s1600/2019%2Bparticipant%2Bbadge.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="219" data-original-width="250" height="175" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5tBPc58OaVM/XGH8UZWvcHI/AAAAAAAAf4U/drtjMY-Gzrg5sF6Z75oaoha7dRwaa9a1wCLcBGAs/s200/2019%2Bparticipant%2Bbadge.jpg" width="200" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">I used the same <a href="https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Neat-and-Tangled-SEEING-STARS-Die-Set--131NAT" target="_blank">Seeing Stars Die</a> from Neat and Tangled for my stars but I used the negative piece for one and the positive piece for the other.&nbsp;&nbsp; That is the only thing that is the same on my cards.</div><div style="text-align: center;">I sponged the watercolor paper panel, that I cut the stars out of, with Ranger Distress Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China and Black Soot.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2q85DUU_ZFE/XGH8U1xL9bI/AAAAAAAAf4Y/WuOJwjBfe_kqCYrEernj-cX7Sv_j4jkRACEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3839_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="296" data-original-width="640" height="185" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2q85DUU_ZFE/XGH8U1xL9bI/AAAAAAAAf4Y/WuOJwjBfe_kqCYrEernj-cX7Sv_j4jkRACEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3839_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">I stamped <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/stamps/star-gazer-additions-stamp-set/" target="_blank">tiny stars and cluster</a> stampings around the cut out stars and layered the panel over a piece of Kraft Stack Metallic Silver.&nbsp;&nbsp; I embossed <a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/stamps/star-gazer-additions-stamp-set/" target="_blank">the sentiment</a> on black using Silver Embossing powder, layered it to a slightly larger metallic silver panel and popped it up on foam dots.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-edpE4spAYDc/XGH8UBCMWvI/AAAAAAAAf4Q/7Jet2JLxV-sz1s3bd32SRLZ_opgdW8qsgCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3837_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="489" data-original-width="640" height="305" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-edpE4spAYDc/XGH8UBCMWvI/AAAAAAAAf4Q/7Jet2JLxV-sz1s3bd32SRLZ_opgdW8qsgCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3837_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">For my Twofer, I cut apart the positive stars from the die cut so I could place them around my <a href="https://www.ellenhutson.com/gentle-thoughts-impression-obsession-cling-stamps/" target="_blank">sentiment</a> from Impression Obsession.&nbsp; I layered the stars onto a piece of<a href="https://www.papertreyink.com/paper/bitty-big-lilac-grace-color-collection-24-sheets/" target="_blank"> Bitty Big Lilac Grace</a> patterned paper and added some white and clear sequins.&nbsp; I stamped a sympathy sentiment on the inside.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mrfZllvBSpE/XGH8UMDXqPI/AAAAAAAAf4M/S-TIIoMIIRww4GylCVejmashEMFtJiXkgCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3836_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="485" data-original-width="640" height="302" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mrfZllvBSpE/XGH8UMDXqPI/AAAAAAAAf4M/S-TIIoMIIRww4GylCVejmashEMFtJiXkgCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3836_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2q85DUU_ZFE/XGH8U1xL9bI/AAAAAAAAf4Y/WuOJwjBfe_kqCYrEernj-cX7Sv_j4jkRACEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3839_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="296" data-original-width="640" height="148" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2q85DUU_ZFE/XGH8U1xL9bI/AAAAAAAAf4Y/WuOJwjBfe_kqCYrEernj-cX7Sv_j4jkRACEwYBhgL/s320/IMG_3839_edited-1.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">We're expecting snow Tuesday night - so glad I'm retired now and don't have to try and get out to work!&nbsp;&nbsp; But then on Wednesday afternoon it's supposed to get into the 40's and everything will melt.&nbsp; Crazy weather here in New England this winter!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wiUDmcLfdRU/XGH8VM7Bo2I/AAAAAAAAf4w/MH9FdKxxuJ8Qf9KnrcI29HWgnsygUjtPwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Julia%2Bsignature.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="66" data-original-width="112" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wiUDmcLfdRU/XGH8VM7Bo2I/AAAAAAAAf4w/MH9FdKxxuJ8Qf9KnrcI29HWgnsygUjtPwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Julia%2Bsignature.png" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Birthday Stars</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Stamps:&nbsp; Star Gazer - PTI</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Paper:&nbsp; White, True Black - PTI, Kraft Metallic Silver - Idea-ology/Tim Holtz, Water color paper - Canson.</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Ink:&nbsp; Ranger Distress Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Black Soot; Versamark, True Black - PTI.</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Accessories:&nbsp; Seeing Stars die - Neat and Tangled, silver embossing powder, heat tool.</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Gentle Thoughts&nbsp;</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Stamps: With Gentle Thoughts - Impression Obsession.</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Paper:&nbsp; White, Winter Wisteria, DP Bitty Big Lilac Grace - PTI, watercolor paper - Canson </span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Ink:&nbsp; Ranger Distress Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Black Soot; Versamark, Hero Hues Black. &nbsp;</span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Accessories:&nbsp; Seeing Stars Die - Neat and Tangled, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Tombow Glue.</span></span> Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com10tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6747042746760787304.post-12775652486373725062019-02-10T06:00:00.000-05:002019-02-10T08:39:09.219-05:00A Magical Unicorn Birthday<div style="text-align: center;">I always see things (dies, stamps, inks) that I want.&nbsp;&nbsp; And then I purchase them.&nbsp; They arrive, I put them in a drawer for another day - and often forget to get them out and use them.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Case in point -&nbsp; the wonderful <a href="https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Lawn-Fawn-REVEAL-WHEEL-Die-Cuts-LF1703-mlf1703" target="_blank">Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel dies</a> and <a href="https://www.ellenhutson.com/lawn-fawn-clear-stamps-reveal-wheel-sentiments/" target="_blank">stamps</a> and the <a href="https://www.ellenhutson.com/neat-tangled-clear-stamps-magical-day/" target="_blank">Neat &amp; Tangled Magical Day stamps</a> and dies which I purchased months ago thinking I'd use them to make a card for my unicorn-loving youngest grand niece.</div><div style="text-align: center;">So yesterday was the day I got them out -&nbsp; inspired by two challenges.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">And here is the fun card I made for Madelyn -&nbsp; who will be 5 in April&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">(shhh - don't tell her about the card!)</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I personalized the top of her card using my Brother Label Maker.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">And the birthday sentiment stamp really says "wishing you a <i>wonderful</i> birthday", but I only inked the <b>Wishing You A</b> and the <b>Birthday</b> and then stamped the MAGICAL in the space that happened to be just big enough!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I took 4 pictures to show you the 4 words from the sentiment set that I stamped on the wheel so you see each one as you turn the wheel.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FABULOUS&nbsp; AMAZING&nbsp; AWESOME&nbsp; MAGICAL</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WhLSKcFMLXc/XF9r5PupdOI/AAAAAAAAf3g/r5ffI9GirPcbrVcJJNJ6iCSCHixLunaRwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3826_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="766" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WhLSKcFMLXc/XF9r5PupdOI/AAAAAAAAf3g/r5ffI9GirPcbrVcJJNJ6iCSCHixLunaRwCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_3826_edited-1.jpg" width="333" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-brheItauyMc/XF9r5MaCAOI/AAAAAAAAf3c/ZcTh0U-2ykwMP3zOTnws8Ck-3fp0Qx3UQCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3828_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="714" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-brheItauyMc/XF9r5MaCAOI/AAAAAAAAf3c/ZcTh0U-2ykwMP3zOTnws8Ck-3fp0Qx3UQCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3828_edited-1.jpg" width="357" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kO-3DM7HhJ8/XF9r5n_g1QI/AAAAAAAAf3k/pzUN8Jx8lrM1Mf0S8gD9eFpm0tRXqiiBQCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3829_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="777" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kO-3DM7HhJ8/XF9r5n_g1QI/AAAAAAAAf3k/pzUN8Jx8lrM1Mf0S8gD9eFpm0tRXqiiBQCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3829_edited-1.jpg" width="328" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-csK1omUbXC8/XF9r5M1Ys9I/AAAAAAAAf3Y/4gtkgS3esCw-6uhpPu20f3Z33LKskyIJwCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3827_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="741" data-original-width="640" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-csK1omUbXC8/XF9r5M1Ys9I/AAAAAAAAf3Y/4gtkgS3esCw-6uhpPu20f3Z33LKskyIJwCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3827_edited-1.jpg" width="345" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">I colored the unicorn using Tombow Markers pushing the color around the area with a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella -&nbsp; below you can hopefully see the wonderful glittery shine!&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">Jennifer McGuire has a YouTube Video on this coloring technique <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WihxGaBkt38" target="_blank">here</a>.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-A-lJhbiaxg0/XF9r50-FtHI/AAAAAAAAf3o/caGtGZVL4t8uclL2oL_cPORx2PhEOY-KgCEwYBhgL/s1600/IMG_3831_edited-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="520" data-original-width="640" height="325" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-A-lJhbiaxg0/XF9r50-FtHI/AAAAAAAAf3o/caGtGZVL4t8uclL2oL_cPORx2PhEOY-KgCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_3831_edited-1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">My inspiration from <a href="https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/inspiration-f88/ic688-%7B2-9-19%7D-accessorize-t627922.html" target="_blank">the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge</a> was this unicorn from the web store <a href="https://global.accessorize.com/en-us/accessories" target="_blank">Accessorize</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OLpMdlflCLw/XF9s86NY5BI/AAAAAAAAf4A/_FuGRpSt4IQ1qX7q6xhnatW295wN_-iMgCLcBGAs/s1600/9381277007902.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="410" data-original-width="320" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OLpMdlflCLw/XF9s86NY5BI/AAAAAAAAf4A/_FuGRpSt4IQ1qX7q6xhnatW295wN_-iMgCLcBGAs/s200/9381277007902.jpg" width="155" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-interactive-card/" target="_blank">&nbsp;Simon Says Wednesday Challenge</a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Make an interactive card. </div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iYw5eAs5oCM/XF9r6N17ukI/AAAAAAAAf3s/N3xOPNrrLi8GHAR8vNvPbk90jHUG-fQGwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Julia%2Bsignature.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="66" data-original-width="112" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iYw5eAs5oCM/XF9r6N17ukI/AAAAAAAAf3s/N3xOPNrrLi8GHAR8vNvPbk90jHUG-fQGwCEwYBhgL/s1600/Julia%2Bsignature.png" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;">Stamps:&nbsp; <span class="smallfont">Reveal Wheel Sentiments - Lawn Fawn, Neat &amp; Tangled Magical Day.</span></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;"><span class="smallfont">Paper:&nbsp; </span><span class="smallfont"><span class="smallfont">white, Hibiscus Burst, DP Bitty Big Pale Peony - PTI, Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface.</span></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;"><span class="smallfont"><span class="smallfont">Ink:&nbsp; Hero Hues Black</span></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: #990000;"><span class="smallfont"><span class="smallfont">Accessories: </span></span><span class="smallfont"><span class="smallfont"><span class="smallfont">Reveal Wheel Die Set - Lawn Fawn, Magical Day Dies - Neat &amp; Tangle, foam dots, Brother Label Maker, Tombow Markers, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, tiny brad. </span>&nbsp; </span></span></span></span>Julia Astonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14056249262392002395noreply@blogger.com8