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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Some really cool ornaments I'm going to make with my Firsties.

I created some ornaments using clear glass ornaments purchased from Michaels.  First I used a technique from a YouTube video by Ranger.   They sprayed alcohol inks into the ornaments and then shot some canned air to move the ink around inside the ornament.  I left them to dry and they looked cool, but I really wanted to do the insides with glitter.  After drying a couple of days (which isn't necessary because alcohol inks dry almost instantly)  I added another technique.   I poured some Mop n Glo into the ornament and made sure the entire inside was covered.  I quickly poured out the excess.  A very tiny amount of the colored ink was reliquified, but not enough to make a difference.  

After about a minute or two, I poured in some white glitter and shook it around covering the opening with a paper towel.  These are some of the ornaments drying. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thank you card in Lagoon

I made this card to use with my group of ladies from the Assisted Living Facility Rehab group.   The focal image is black cardstock cut into a scalloped circle. The Lagoon Glitter paper was cut with a die and Cuttlebug.   I cut a small oval to stamp the Thanks sentiment and layered on with 3-D foam tape.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

2 Cards using new CTMH papers

I am so in love with this color called Thistle. It coordinates perfectly with the Confetti Wishes papers.  I decided to use this color as the basis for these cards.

I had seen someone do a video where they used wafer thin dies to create an inlaid border on their card.  I thought I could do the same thing with my Silhouette Cameo.  I created a rectangle 4"x 5.25".  Then I made an internal offset.  I made another internal offset and they became the inlay piece.   I cut one from Thistle and the other from Black cardstock.  I attached them to White Daisy Card bases.

The Happy Birthday and Thank You are typed into the silhouette and welded together, but I don't remember which font I used.  The Happy Birthday was cut in one layer and attached to the card.  The Thank you was cut four times and glued together to make a thicker image on the card.

The flowers were cut from Confetti Wishes paper and White Daisy cardstock. I stamped the dots onto the white layers using an older stamp set called Celebrate Life C1287.  I stamped them in Pacifica, Thistle, Canary inks.  The vine was inked with Topiary ink.

Between the layers of the flowers, I used Thin 3D Foam tape and they were attached directly to the card with Bonding Memories Two way glue.


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Christmas Card 2

I made this card using some older CTMH paper and stamps that I have in my stash. 

The Santa and sleigh were stamped and scanned into my computer.  I imported them into my Silhouette Cameo software and traced them.  Then I cut them out.  I also created shadow pieces by making an offset of the images.

Embellishments include Red Shimmer Trim and Black Epoxy Bubbles.

Monday, August 4, 2014

6 Masculine cards using the same pattern

I am on a roll. I just made 6 more cards using the bulk B&T Jubilee paper and chocolate cardstock. I used the fancy Thanks A1125  (Retired) and the May SOTM (another reason to buy the SOTM when you can!). Sorry I used stamps you can't get, but these cards can be made with almost any stamps.

For these cards, I tried to keep a masculine feel and didn't really use embellies. I used my spellbinders dies to cut the ovals and scalloped ovals, and the labels tags. Once again, while the paper was still in the spellbinders die, I used ink on a sponge to sponge in the center leaving a border all around on the top left and top right cards.

For the top left card, I cut two frames and then cut them on the diagonal. I pieced them together with a strip of cardstock on the back to hold them together. I aligned the points of the focal image so all three lined up perfectly.

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Another 6 cards from 3 papers

I love using this  pattern from Pam Wallace.  For these cards, I used Ivy Lane paper and chocolate cardstock. 

The lovely floral bouquet is a shape cut from Silhouette Studio. First, I reduced the size and thought it was way too small.  I recut the images again larger, but I did end up using both sizes.  I like the way they came out.

I used 2 stamp sets to stamp the Thank You and Happy Birthday.  D1552 Holiday tags  and D1361 Thank You (Retired).  I think I have one extra of the Thank You stamp set, so if interested, email me.

To get the Blush center on the circle images, I used a sponge dauber and a small spellbinders die.  I used the die to create an outside mask around the circle and sponged the inside using Blush ink.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

6 cards using new Confetti Wishes paper


These cards were made from a pattern to use 3 6" squares of paper/cardstock to make 6 cards.

I love the new Confetti Wishes paper pack.  This paper is full of pink (new color, pixie), yellow (new color canary) , gypsy, crystal Blue, pacifica.   I love how festive it isl

The flowers were cut from my Silhouette Cameo using a file I created to match a stamp set.  I colored them in using the new alcohol markers by Shinhahn.  So awesome!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

New Paper Confetti Wishes Card


This is one of the cards using the 3- 6x6 papers and a pattern shown by Pam Wallace, another CTMH consultant.  I teach this pattern in my weekly cardmaking class at Lantana Middle School.

I played all day with my Silhouette Cameo and the Funky Blossoms stamp set. I traced the images in Design Studio and kept playing around with sizing until I got it the way I like it.

After cutting the image out of WD cardstock and stamping in black VersaFine ink, I colored them in with coordinating Shinhahn markers. I didn't look at the numbers on the markers, I just looked to see which colors would coordinate with the papers.

I layered the flower using 3-D Foam tape after tying a cheater knot with chiffon ribbon. The Thanks was stamped directly onto the card.

I'm making a collection of cards to give to my aunt for her 90th birthday this Thanksgiving week.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

2014 Holdiay Card Series 1 Part 2

Okay, so I remade my card using products you can still buy from my Online Business Address (OBA).   I used exactly the same design idea with similar stamps.

The stamp set I used has a Cricut Compatible shape, which means it shouldn't be retiring.  The shape was cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. the stamped layer was cut at 1.25 and the Ruby layer was cut at 1.5.  Z1686

The vine flourish is from the Love This B1432 stamp set. All remaining stamps are from B1381 Holiday Cheer.

2014 Holdiay Card Series Card 1

This is the first card in my 2014 Christmas/Holiday Series.   I made this card to have the ladies at the assisted living facility make in their card class this week.     

This is a beautiful card that is sooooo easy to make.  Unfortunately, I don't believe these stamps are still available, but I do love them.  I think this card can easily be recreated using similar stamps. I'll make one and post it here.

I stamped the scrollwork in black across the top of the card. Then I stamped the ornaments in Goldrush, New England Ivy, and Ruby.                                                              

The Merry Christmas sentiment is also stamped in black on a white daisy shape I cut from the CTMH Artiste cartridge.  I cut the White Daisy at 2.25 and the Ruby layer at 2.5.
I layered the White Daisy directly to the Ruby and then raised them up with 3-D Foam tape.  I embellished the card with clear sparkles, but I think Bitty Sparkles would do better.

The inside sentiment was stamped in Goldrush, New England Ivy, and Ruby. The layers were placed directly to the inside of the card. 

Supplies used:
CTMH products
B1356 St. Nick Stamp Set Retired (Merry Christms sentiment)
B1357 All the Best Retired (remaining images)
1385 White daisy Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Z2123 Goldrush Ink
Z2135 New England Ivy Ink
Z2170 Ruby Ink
Z2105 Black Ink
X254 White Value Pack 50 Cards/envelopes
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection

With the exception of the stamps I used, all supplies can be purchased on my OBA.