Embossing Resist Coloring Your Own Paper

Embossing Resist Coloring your own paper, did you know you can color your own paper? Well you can, with the help of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, it’s easy.

I’ve been playing with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist for a few months now and I love this stuff. Also got a new stamp set from Brutus|Monroe, Beautiful. The set has beautiful swirls around the words and lots of great images to go with the words.

Embossing Resist Coloring your own paper

Today I decided to use the You are Magnificent and the hearts to make a card. Using the Brutus|Monroe Embossing ink and White embossing powder paired with Party Pink Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

This Pink and White card turned out beautiful! In my stash I have a box of hot pink envelopes that I’m on a mission to use up. Well making this card has helped me use one more of those envelopes. In fact I made two of these cards I liked how it turned out.

I could see myself stamping out the words and hearts on several sheets of white paper and then going back with different colors of Glimmer Mists. Each card could be a different color. That is the beauty of stamping.

What colors would you use for this project? Looking at my boxes of envelopes I see that I have some purple and teal envelopes. Maybe that is what I’ll do next!

This was a very easy card to make with an embossing resist coloring your own paper. This video shows the whole process.

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How to make a thinking of you card with Christmas Stamps

Today I’ll show you How to make a thinking of you card with Christmas Stamps. I got the idea because I’ve been doing so many Christmas cards and had the stamps already on my desk. But it is time to switch gears and make non Christmas cards.

Looking at the Sketched Holiday Christmas Stamps from Brutus|Monroe. Which right now are offered in a limited edition card set. I saw that the pine branches and pine cones would make a great card.

How to make a thinking of you card with Christmas Stamps

Pulling some supplies from my stash I knew I could make a great Thinking of You card with these Christmas Stamps. I used the Script embossing folder from Cuttlebug, the embossing diffuser from Tim Hotz, gold and metallic green embossing powder, Versa Mark ink, Tim Hotlz Distressed ink and Tattered Angels Glimmer  Mists – Cork, Coffee Shop and Blarney.

The paper used was bright white cardstock and some textured green cardstock that was in my stash. I have so much paper that I have no idea where the green came from. My goal this past year was to use up as much of my stash has I can. I’ve been making progress, but I still have lots of stuff to use!

The top piece is cut at 3 inches square and then a green layer 3.25 inches. The next white layer was 4 inches by 5.25 inches. The last green layer was just shy of 5.5 inches by 4.25 inches. This last layer I like to make just a tad smaller than my standard A2 card (8.5 x 5.5 card folded in half).

How to make a thinking of you card with Christmas Stamps

Not sure where I got the Thinking of you stamp. Wish that stamp companies would print their names on the sheets of acrylic stamps. When the packaging is gone you don’t know where it came from unless you were smart and remembered to write it down or place the items in a notebook. Silly me forgot to do that. lol

There is a video of the whole process, please watch and let me know if you have any questions.

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How to make a thinking of you card with Christmas Stamps

Now that you know How to make a thinking of you card with Christmas Stamps, what will you make?

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Green and White Poinsettia Christmas Card

The post today is about Green and White Poinsettia Christmas Card.

Following the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown the challenge this week was to do a previous challenge from 2016. I went back through the year and looked at lots of challenges and noticed that the challenge from March 12, 2016 had few players but the colors were Green and White. I like those colors together.

green-and-white-52

Years ago I purchased the original Personal Cricut cutter. Over the years I’ve collected cartridges and upgraded the machine. For Black Friday 2016 I was able to get the Cricut Explore Air for the low price of $92.98! Because the new Cricut has a free online software I’ve been able to do so much more!

With the Cricut and all of my cartridges now linked to the software I was able to create the Green and White Poinsettia Christmas Card. I pulled in the images that I wanted to use and sized them for the front of my card. The poinsettia is from Joys of the Season Cartridge Even adding additional layers to the poinsettia since I knew that I wanted more dimension.

Green and White Poinsettia Christmas

What I really love about this machine is I get to chose what I want to cut. Choosing images for my projects is so much fun and makes each project unique.

To get the additional color and dimension I used Glitter and Glitter embossing powder. The glitter was simple holiday glitter that came in a multi pack. The embossing powder is clear with glitter. For the background I used the Filigree stamp from Stampin Up. Do you have a go to item in your studio? Well this is one of those go to items for me.

If you haven’t used a stylus tool to give dimension you really should. Flipping the flower over and pushing the stylus on the flower petals gives the flower texture. Each flower got this treatment, including the leaves.

Green and White Poinsettia Christmas Card

Once all of the texture was applied I used a direct to paper technique and applied versamark ink to a few of the flowers and the corner pieces. Then sprinkled the glitter embossing powder over the flowers, heated. When the flowers were done I then used a Zig two way glue pen to add glitter to the leaves.

Merry Christmas was stamped and embossed in Gold. Then layered onto a piece of green cardstock that had glitter applied around the edges. I also used a corner punch to add a touch of elegance.

This Green and White Poinsettia Christmas Card turned out beautiful. It is an elegant card I know anyone who receives this card will truly appreciate the work that was put into the card. They would treat it like a small work of art.

Green and White Poinsettia Christmas Card

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How to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card 52CCT

Today its about How to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card 52CCT.

I’ve been following the 52 Christmas Card Thowdown blog for almost two months. I love the prompts and it gives me cards to create. If you haven’t check them out be sure to do so today.

How to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card 52CCT

For this challenge the idea was to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card. Looking through my ephemera I remembered I had several old Christmas cards. I knew one would be perfect for this post on How to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card 52CCT. Finding the perfect one I printed it with my inkjet printer. Feel free to use this image for your own card.

How to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card 52CCT

Next using my Cricut I cut out the snow globe image. The image was cut as three layers. Top layer was the white area where Santa would reside, second layer is brown and then the bottom layer was black.

Pulling a piece of textured green cardstock from my stash that I knew would be a perfect card topper. One of my background stamps would be perfect for this project, the Stampin Up Filigree stamp with some gold embossing powder.

Used a crop a dial corner rounder to round the corners of the green textured cardstock and the white card base.

Tim Holtz distressed ink – broken glass was used around the globe to give that “glass” look and feel.

How to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card 52CCT

A Stampendous Sentiment – Have a Merry Christmas was used on the base of the snow globe. Don’t forget that you can mix and match your stamps. Find the one that works for your project.

Gold Ribbon from my stash was used on the base of the snow globe. I thought it gave it a nice gilded gold look.

Many years ago I went on an eBay shopping spree and picked up over 300 little puffy iridescent snowflakes. It seems that even though I feel like I’ve used a lot of these little guys there isn’t an end to the supply.

Of course I have to add sparkle to projects some how.. On this project I used Tulip fabric paint. I found this trick several years ago when buying the glitter paint for a much lower price and it seems to work great on paper projects.

A few self adhesive rhinestones were used in the centers of the snowflakes.

Here is a video of the whole process as sometimes I forget some of the steps when I write it all out. lol

 

This card turned out wonderful, if you don’t mind me boasting. I love the texture and feel of the card. It makes me think of old days gone by when things were a much slower pace.

How to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card 52CCT

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Holly Jolly Christmas

It’s a Holly Jolly Christmas greeting card.

I stumbled upon the 52 Christmas Card Thowdown and there are 5 challenges to become a member of the design team.  Two of the projects are done, this is number three, Christmas Critters.

christmas-critters

For this theme I decided to pull out the Brutus Monroe stamps from the Oh, Deer set, under the new releases. This stamp set is super cute and I thought it was perfect for a Holly Jolly Christmas card.

Other items used: Close to My Heart saying – Have a Holly Jolly Christmas, Holly Pond – Tree. Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, White Glitter paint – the kind used for t-shirts and glitter. I love adding googly eyes to cards, it makes then so much more fun! Hobby Lobby had a package of tiny Santa Hats and I knew one would be perfect for this card.

Making this card was a lot of fun. Used masking to get the background. Backgrounds are fun when you can make it look like it was all a planned part of the scene.  The card looks like it was professionally planned with the background all in place.

Using a bit of ribbon gave some glitz to the card. The bird holding the ribbon I felt gave it a nice touch. As if the Christmas Critters were working together to have a Holly Jolly Christmas. Don’t you agree?

Holly Jolly Christmas

Since this is my third card for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown it’s getting to be fun and at the same time a challenge. I look forward to the challenge each week. Wondering what will be the new challenge assignment. What is also great is seeing all the cards created by other artists. Go check out all of the cards for the challenge. There are lots of great ideas every week!

Hope you enjoy my card for this challenge. And have a Holly Jolly Christmas too!

~ Linda

Holly Jolly Christmas

I Love You Play Time

Do you feel this way: I Love You Play Time? There are days when I walk into my studio and I just want to play.  No pressure to create a certain thing, trying to meet a deadline or a gift. Just a feeling of I Love You Play Time rolling through my mind. As I pull supplies on my work table to see how things come together. Just to enjoy playing with what ever inspires me.

I Love You Play Time

Last night was one of those days to enjoy the moment. The feeling of I Love You Play Time was strong and made me happy. Recently I picked up a few bottles of Tattered Angels sprays and paints. The sprays called to be played with and for some reason a heart was the focus image.

Pulled out a few craft acrylic paints and a paint brush. Playing with the paint I started making a heart shape on an acrylic stamp block. Thinking that maybe I could make a print that would give a blurred water color effect. Instead it was a blob of color.

This was just play and I decided to tell my self I Love You Play Time and kept going. This time I took the paint directly to the paper and doodled a heart with one color of paint. Layered another color of paint and continued doing so until I got the look I liked. The Tattered Angel sprays were also applied with a brush inside the heart. Shimmer in the paint is so pretty. Using the sprays as intended, I applied a few spritz here and there on the card layer. Once all the paint and sprays are applied this has to dry so I set it aside.

If you didn’t know I have a very large stamp collection. Looking through my cling stamps I found a swirl stamp. My drawer of embossing powders was also calling to me, they wanted to come out and play. Thus I decided that I would over stamp the heart with the swirl in gold embossing powder.

The look was coming together. My feelings of I Love You Play Time were filling me with joy. While I had the embossing powder out I went around the edge of the card with an embossing in pad and dipped it into the powder. Embossing each side until the card had a golden glittered edge.

What should the phrase be for this card? Well since the whole theme is I Love You Play Time, why not a I Love you stamp? Using the gold glitter embossing powder I stamped out the saying. Trimmed down and backed with a matching purple scrap.

Pearls added to a card can bring such elegance. It’s a good thing I have a large stash of stick on pearls. Gathering a couple of sizes of pearls, I proceeded to place them on the card.  Don’t forget to add some glimmer mist around the edge of the foundation card, I told myself.

The card is complete and this session of I Love You Play Time was a success. My goal is to have more sessions like this in my future. Make time to just play, with no particular goal in mind. Don’t stress if things don’t turn out the way you want, just continue to play and feel the products in your hands. Before you know it you will also have the feelings, I Love You Play Time.

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I Love You Play Time

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One Focal Stamp One Layer Greeting Card

Last night I did a live Facebook video. While on the video I made One Focal Stamp One Layer Greeting Card LIVE!

It is a little exciting and nerve wracking to do a live video. Things can go wrong or things can be great. I had a good live session. Really need to do some testing to figure out how to change the image on the video from portrait to landscape. But I feel that overall the video went well and I feel everyone got to see the new stamps and how to make the card.

For this project I used the new Christmas flowers Sketched Holiday and Holiday Sentiments from Brutus Monroe. The sets will be for sale on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 in the shop. Doing videos makes me feel special as I get to play with the new stamps before anyone can buy them in the store. It’s exciting to get a package in the mail and opening it up to see what the newest items are for the month.

I also used the Brutus Monroe Metallic Embossing Powder – Sterling as well as the Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays to make this card.

Christmas Colors 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

This card design was decided because of the thread I found on the Splitcoaststampers site. Seeing this post inspired me to scale back my card to a simple design. Finding inspiration from others helps me decide on a card design when my mind is overwhelmed. I like the idea of having a focus when I make a project, how about you.? This card would be perfect for anyone wanting to create a lot of cards for Christmas.

Here is the video posted on the Brutus Monroe Facebook page.  Check it out to see how I made the card and to see the newest stamps that will be in the shop Wed.

Posted by Brutus Monroe on Monday, October 10, 2016

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One Focal Stamp One Layer Greeting Card

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