Showing posts with label Easter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Easter. Show all posts

Friday, April 5, 2019

Consider the Lilies

There's a fun technique challenge over on the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge blog this month!  
I was intrigued as I don't think I have ever heard of Layered Stamping with Heat Embossing??!! 
I used the technique Jennifer McGuire shows on this video that was linked to over on the CAS Mix Up Blog:  Layered Heat Embossing.  There are other links posted at CAS Mix Up as well.
I just purchased the older PTI stamp and die sets called Lilies of the Field and it just happened to have 4 stamps for each lily - so it was perfect for this challenge!
 I die cut the lily and stem out of kraft card.  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.   I stamped the final stamp (the stamens) in black ink .
I die cut the PTI oval frame out of Kraft card as well as a dotted vellum (the inside of the circle - can you see the dots?  It's pretty subtle.).   I gold embossed the sentiment from Garden of Faith Sentiments.  I popped up the outside frame as well as the lily blossom on foam dots.
ETA:  Another photo I took with my phone in the sunlight - hopefully showing the dotted vellum?!

Inside I stamped:  
& how much more he cares for you - from the Lilies of the Field set
HAPPY Easter -  from  Easter Alleluias 

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!

I'm linking my card to:

April Easter/Spring

Stamps:  Lilies of the Field, Garden of Faith Sentiments - PTI
Paper:  White, Kraft, Sheer Basics Pattern Pack Vellum - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Classic Kraft - PTI, Black Hero Hues.
Accessories:  Pierced Feature Frames: Ovals, Lilies of the Field Die Set - PTI, foam dots, Antique Gold Embossing Powder - Altenew.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

April CAS Stencil Card Challenge - Pastes and Gels

Wow - how did April get here so fast -  although isn't it great to be coming into spring and saying goodbye to winter?!  

It's also time for the April CAS Stencil Card Challenge!  Barb is our creative host this month and she would like us to use pastes or gels with our stencils! 
I was excited to get out my recently purchased Nuvo Expanding Mousse paste and try it out for this challenge.  When you dry it with your heat tool, it puffs up!  If you leave it to dry naturally - it's still thick but flat. 
I decided to make Easter cards since I will be needing them to send out in a couple of weeks!
I used my old Nestability Egg die to cut a Pale Peony egg.  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.  Here's how it looked when I lifted off the stencil.  (wash your stencil and spatula immediately!)
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.)   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.
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.
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)  I stamped and die cut the sentiment banner (Waltzingmouse retired) and layered it over the egg with regular thin foam dots.
And here's the blue one!

So please join us in April - and show us how you use paste or gels with your stencils.  Link up your CAS designs at CAS Stencil - where you will find links to technique videos and wonderful inspiration from the creative Design Team!   
You have until April 24th.
We also have a wonderful Guest Designer joining us this month:  Bobby (Bits & Pieces)

I'm also linking my cards to:
Country View Challenges
Easter/Spring

Stamps:  Good Egg - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  White, Blueberry Sky, Pale Peony - PTI
Ink:  Pale Peony, Blueberry Sky - PTI
Accessories:  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).

Thursday, March 28, 2019

A Vintage Journey - March Tag Friday

Whenever there is a 5th Friday in the month, we celebrate with Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey!

I'm already in Easter mode so I decided to make Easter Tags!
First I gathered supplies I wanted to use to create my tags.  Critters Dies, Tag Sale Quilted die, Nestability Egg die (discontinued), Wall Flowers Paper Stash, Gold Gansai Watercolor paint, Happy Easter sentiment stamp and die from A Good Egg by Waltzingmouse (retired), Distress Inks in Gathered Twigs, Spun Sugar and Weathered Wood.
 To create an aged vintage look, I sponged the edges of the patterned paper and tags cut from Rustic Cream with Gathered Twigs
I die cut the bunny head from both blue and pink Kraft Core-dinations, sponged the edges with Gathered Twigs and assembled the pieces. 
I die cut eggs out of Rustic Cream card and sponged them with either Gathered Twigs, Spun Sugar or Weathered Wood.  I sponged the edges of the eggs with Gathered Twigs then flicked water on them.  They look so pretty - I love just looking at them!
 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.
So then I adhered all the pieces together - popping up the bunny head and sentiment banner on foam dots.  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)
I added bright satin ribbons to the top and a square of patterned paper to the back to give it a finished look.
The most time consuming bit was putting all the pieces of the bunny heads together!
They look so pretty all laid out!
 
I made a total of 11 tags and will hopefully sell most of them at my church Easter sale.
The tags can be tied on the handle of a basket, placed inside a basket, or given as a card by itself!
So please hop over to A Vintage Journey and be inspired by all the beautiful tags the Creative Guides have created this month!   We'd love for you to link up a tag that you've created recently as well!

I'm linking my card/tag to:




Stamps:  A Good Egg - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  Rustic Cream - Papertrey Ink,  Kraft Core Core-dinations, Wall Flowers Paper Stash - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.
Ink:  True Black - Papertrey Ink, Ranger Distress Gathered Twigs, Spun Sugar, Weathered Wood.
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.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Easter Daisies

I'm madly making Easter cards to both sell at my church as well as send out to relatives and friends.  Today I have a floral card (rather than eggs or bunnies) with an Easter sentiment, since in my part of the world, Easter comes at springtime!
I used a watercolor technique to stamp my Dancing Daisies onto vellum.  I placed the stamp in my Stamp Platform, colored over the stamp areas with 4 colors of Ranger Distress Markers (Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss), spritzed with water lightly (as I was stamping on vellum that obviously won't absorb the water!) and pressed it onto the vellum. 
I let the vellum panel dry, then I die cut the vellum panel as well as a white panel using Scallop Stackers: Small from PTI.  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.   I stamped the sentiment from Easter Alleluias from PTI onto a punched oval and adhered that directly onto the panel.

I'm linking my card to several challenges:


my sketch fits accept for the one daisy that goes off to the right!

Stamps:  Dancing Daisies - Penny Black, Easter Alleluias - PTI
Paper:  vellum, white, Lavender Moon - PTI
Ink:  Autumn rose - PTI
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss, Stamp Platform - Tonic/Tim Holtz, water mister, 1/8" ScorTape, oval punch - SU.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Easter Stained Glass

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!
I made an Easter card with two little bunnies either looking in the window from outside - or looking through the window from the inside?!
I've had these Window Pane dies 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 -  I guess a window is the perfect die!  So these dies just cut the window not an outside edge  (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..
I took a 2" x 1 1/4" panel of Lupo Alcohol Translucent Paper and dabbed Aqua, Citrus and Coral Alcohol Inks over it with the felt pads and applicator tool.
After the alcohol inks were dry (they dry quickly!) I glued 3 of the window frames together and glued them over the Yupo panel.  I squeezed Glossy accents into each section of the window till they were full and I let it dry overnight.  Then I glued the last piece of the window on top.
 Here's a close up of the window.
I die cut the white panel using Mix and Mat Confetti Die.  The little bunnies (paper and die) are from the Make It Market Kit Fairy Tale Christmas .  The sentiment is from Easter Alleluias.  All from Papertrey Ink.
I love how my faux stained glass came out and will be looking for more dies I have to use with this technique!


I'm linking my card to:
I used faux stained glass, stamping and die cuts

Wednesday Challenge - Create a Scene

Stamps:  Easter Alleluias - PTI
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Canson, white and Spring Rain - PTI, Yupo Alcohol Translucent paper - Ranger.
Ink:  Cornflower Blue - Wendy Vecchi Make Art Ink, Alcohol inks Coral, Citrus and Aqua - Ranger.
Accessories:  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.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Easter Place Card Treat Boxes

All this month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team will be posting creations using Eileen's Sizzix Dies with a Spring Things theme.

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!

I used Eileen's Stacking Drawer die and her Place Card and Flowers die.

Landon is 8 and his sister Mila is 6 - children of my niece Katie
James is 7 and his sister Madelyn is 4 - children of my niece Christie
Here are a few photos showing how I put these together.

I cut out the pieces of each die from mat board
I used just the drawer piece from the stacking drawer die
(not the wrap around piece shown at the bottom of the photo)
as I wanted an open box to put treats in.
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 (since I didn't need to have the place card stand up on its own) - the patterned paper and the egg cover up both the extended flower and the negative cut-out of the flower.  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.
I stamped the dotted eggs on watercolor paper and die cut them with a Nestability Egg die.  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.
I adhered the egg onto the place card piece and layered the flowers over the egg.
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.  After gluing the sides together, I glued the bottom onto the drawer.  Then I glued the plain front of the drawer to the back of the place card.
I added paper grass to each box.  Here's the side view.
and the view from the back.
I placed a Kinder Joy egg in each box.
(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!)
They love to have things personalized with their names.


These will be a festive addition to the table at Easter Dinner!  
I'm already thinking about what I could put on them instead of an egg for other holidays!  

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!!
Madelyn, Mila, Landon and James.
Please check out Eileen's blog during the month of March where you will see all of the Inspiration Teams Spring Things  projects gathered!


Stamps:  Spring Baskets, Nestie Eggs - Waltzingmouse (retired, no longer in business), Alphabet stamps - Karen Foster (retired)
Paper:  Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix, Wood Grain Paper Pad - Joann,  watercolor paper - Canson.
Ink:  Limeade Ice, Lovely Lady, Vintage Jadeite, Lavender Moon, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Rain, True Black - PTI.
Accessories:  Box Stacking Drawers die, Place Card and Flowers Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix,  Nested Eggs die - Nestabilities/Spellbinders, enamel dots - Altenew, Tombow Glue.