Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Moroccan Spice Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Moroccan Spice Blog Hop.

This month I created a greeting card with the Filigree Masking Stencil found in the Moroccan Spice Deluxe Kit. I topped it all off with a gorgeous Filigree Band from the Lite Kit.

Card assembly details . . .

Cut two panels from an old dictionary page to fit a 5x7" card base. Place one dictionary page into an empty Club Scrap shipping box. Cover the page with the masking stencil, and spray with colored mist. Repeat with the second panel and a contrasting color.

Trim the panels to fit onto a mat and layer onto the 5x7" card base. Add a sentiment from the Collection UM stamp sheet.

Now it's time to do some Dishing with Janet! If you'd like to see the entire list of hop participants, go back to Club Scrap.

Thank you for hopping with us!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Big Top Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on Club Scrap's Big Top Blog Hop.

Today I've whipped up my own variation of a matchbox book. It's slightly larger than your standard matchbox measuring 3.25x5", but the inside resembles and works like a matchbox.

I'm going to let the pictures do the talking . . .

Wrapped matte board is used for the front, back and spine covers. 

Folded Big Top papers form the matchbox on the inside.

With the box being 3/4" deep, I have room for a mini album or just odds and ends inside. (If things weren't such a circus around here, I'd already have that mini album made!)

What a fun way to use the Big Top papers and stamps!

Next on the hop is Annette at Digital Musings.

Wishing you a creative day,

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Transformations Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Transformations Blog Hop.

For me, a greeting card can simply be a thing of beauty to look at and enjoy. I decided to use the Transformations rubber stamps, along with white ink and pastel chalks to create a colorful panel for the front of a card. It is so pretty, you might just want to keep it for yourself!

How to create this card.

1. Use Pan Pastels and foam applicator to blend color onto Translucent Paper. Since skin oils from your finger tips can cause spots, use a scrap of paper to hold matte in place while applying pastels. Rub on color until matte is covered. I chose softer colors for my matte, but it would look just as pretty with bright colors. It's your choice!

2. Flip matte over so colored side is facing down. The colors will look more muted and blended on this side.

3. Use White Pigment Ink to rubber stamp onto the matte. The image I chose is from the Transformations Collection Unmounted Rubber. Trim the paper to fit the front of your card.

4. Attach the artwork with four decorative brads from your stash.

I hope you enjoy this quick and easy technique.

Next on the hop is Deb at Lift Bridge Cards and Crafts.

Thank you for stopping by,

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Woven Strands Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring the Woven Strands Kit.

I seem to be card crazy with this collection, so here is my photo library of Woven Strands cards created with the unmounted rubber stamp sets.

From the Collection UM sheet:

A little closer look:

Extra Fine Gold Embossing Powder worked well for both the greeting and card panel art on this card. 

The Celtic Knot image is all one stamp but was fun to cut up after stamping on White and Burgundy to create a checkerboard look.

This one may be my favorite of the bunch. Use a foam tip applicator and dye inks to create the soft multicolored background on the card panel; then stamp the image with the same ink colors.
Now from the Borders & Backgrounds sheet:

Looking a bit more closely . . .

Gems from the Woven Strands Deluxe kit were added with the elbow tweezers and Club Scrap's handy Glue Pen.
Tie the green ribbon to a paper clip for a quick and inexpensive embellishment.
White Pigment Ink looks great with these images!

Now, on to the Greeting UM with the same quote and three completely different looks . . .

The White Strip is ribbon from the Woven Strands fiber pack, I rubber stamped with dye inks.

Lastly, the Art Nouveau UM:

A closer look at the stamping.

My white gel pen came in handy for coloring in the Celtic knot stamped image.

The extra fine embossing powder worked well with the sentiment and directly on the wooden embellishments.

It's been a fun card making extravaganza this month. Thanks for looking!

Your next stop on the hop is Sassy Cards by Alicia. You won't want to miss what she has been up to!


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Cantina Blog Hop

It's happy hour at the Club Scrap Cantina Blog Hop!

Welcome to my stop. Today I was inspired by Dairy Queen marketing. After picking up a frosty treat for my dear daughter and me, I noticed this cardboard cube tower next to the restaurant exit. It stood about as tall as I am. Since it could easily be converted to a tabletop variation using CS papers, I snapped a pic of it on our way out to remember the idea.

Dairy Queen Marketing

My photo cube variation of the Dairy Queen Marketing

Here are the pics I snapped during assembly using the Cantina Collection. I think I'll just let the pictures do the talking. For perspective, the matte board squares are cut to 3-1/2".

Lastly, the fun of adding photos and embellishing . . .

Next on the hop is the talented Debbie at Masculine Inspirations In Paper & Crafts.  You'll want to see what she is up to!

Kay at Club Scrap