Monday, January 31, 2011

Pearls & Gold Embossed Birthday Card

Hi all........boy time is sure going by fast.....I can't believe that it's the end of January already.....guess that means we are getting closer to the warm weather at least! Well I bought some of the new Hero Arts Stamps and the new My Favorite Things Die and Stamp set and I just had to play with here's what I came up with.........

Products Used:

Cardstock: White & Gold Metallic
Stamps: Hero Arts Cling Stamps- Classic Fabric Designs & Happy Definition, My Favorite Things Stamps & Die Set- Textile Rectangle

So, just a quick mini tutorial on how this was made.........I stamped the Happy Definition stamp with the rich cocoa and then stamped over this with the Versamark and the Classic Fabric Design stamp. Embossed with the gold EP. I did a second generation stamping with the Classic Fabric Design stamp and the rich cocoa ink, then stamped the MFT frame and sentiment with Versamark over that and embossed with the gold EP. Then I cut it out with the die. I embossed the white cardstock with the houndstooth folder. Then I decided to add a flower, so I made one of the ribbon flowers and added some leaves. If you want to know how to make these flowers, Hannah did a awesome video tutorial here. Then all that is left is to put it together and add the pearls. I hope you all have a great week!!! So, until next time...........

Friday, January 21, 2011

It's Time for another Playing In Paradise Sketch Challenge #4

Hi all, it's that time again, I hope you'll all play along with onto the challenge..........

Scrapbook Page Layout

Card Layout

And here's my take on the sketch...........and of course I did a card again.......but I just love the Bo Bunny Crush papers.................

Products Used
Cardstock- Black & Red
Bo Bunny Crush 6"x6" Paper Pad
Stamps- Flourishes- Fanciful Flourishes Set
Spellbinder's Classic Hearts & Scalloped Hearts Dies

So this is a pretty quick card to make..........but I just love how it turned onto a little bit of the deets as to how I made this.............

So, I used the Cherish punch on the red Cardstock and layered the Bo Bunny Crush on top, then I added the scor tape and applied the glitter.......and of course the glitter doesn't show up well on the camera!!! Then I cut out all the hearts with the dies, I stamped the flourished heart twice on the red cardstock and embossed it with the clear EP, then stamped my sentiment on the last heart and embossed it with the clear EP. Now, pop dot all three hearts on the card........that's it for this card!!!

So check out what everyone else has done with this sketch........................

Carla (Our Paradise Player)

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Time for Our Feature Product Post and Who Would like to Win Some Blog Candy?????

Hi all, well it's time for another Feature Product Post and this time it's the Stampendous Embossing Powder Kits!!! Love them, they give you a great way to try a bunch of colours and a little goes along way!!! So who's up for winning some awesome powders..........see the deets at the end of my post!!! So onto today's post, this time I decided to make 2 cards and I hope you like them.......l know I enjoyed playing with these powders!!! So here's the first card............

Products Used:
Cardstock: Black, Core'dinations All in the Family- Violets
Ink:Versamark & Ranger Archival Black Ink

So a little bit of how I put it all together.....I die cut the card and the sticky backed canvas with the spellbinders dies, then I peeled the backing off of the canvas and used the sticky back to apply the EP's, one at a time heating them as I did each colour. I really love the effect of this, it looks awesome!!! Then I stamped it with the Music Background.  Now I die cut the black cardstock for the flourishes and used the Versamark ink on them and then the EP's. Then I stamped the sentiment, embossed it and punched it out using the Photo Labels punch. Then I just added some of the rhinestones to the flourishes, you know  I love my bling!!!!

Now, onto the second card............I really wasn't too sure about this card, but I figured I would share it here it is.......let me know what you think........

Products Used:
Cardstock: White, Core'dinations all in the Family- Violets & Pretty in Pink

Well, are you still with me??? the info on how I did this card.

First, I die cut the flowers then I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the stamping. I love the MFT dies and stamps, they're awesome!!! If you're not sure on how to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig see this definitely comes in handy and is so quick and easy to use!!! Then I coloured in the flowers with my versamark marker and embossed, doing only one colour at a time, that way they don't mix together. Once the flowers were done, I added the flower soft to the center. Then, I used my embossing folder and I sanded the cardstock. Die cut the lacy circle twice and cut them in half. On the bottom one, I used the EP 3x and then stamped into it with my sentiment, while it was still showed up really well in person, but not so much for the I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig again and used the Staz On white, now it shows up better for the camera, and I actually like how it looks. Did a little bit of sanding on them added my ribbon and tied a bow.  

That's pretty much it for this card..........okay now on to the good stuff..........would you like to WIN one of the Stampendous EP Kits???? All you have to do is head back to the Scrapbooker's Paradise Blog and leave a comment on the Stampendous EP featured product easy is that!!!

Now, check Sara's post to see what she's done with her Embossing Powders!!!

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Till next time....................


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Toonie Thursday January 13th At Scrapbooker's Paradise Red Deer

Just a quick post.........I actually forgot to post this I thought I would share it's what we did for the Toonie Thursday at the Red Deer Store on Thursday!!!! I think I'm addicted to the sticky backed canvas, it's just so much fun to work with and there's so much you can do with it!!!! Okay......enough talking, onto the card I did............

So the flourish is from Hero Arts and is stamped onto the canvas with Versamark ink and then embossed with clear EP, then I sprayed it with some Tattered Angels glimmer mists, English Ivy and Sugar Plum Fairy. I was amazed that the EP didn't melt into the canvas, but it created this amazing look.......the card itself was cut out using the Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Squares, I added a little bit of ribbon then a sentiment from C.C. Designs-Sassy Sentiments Set..........gotta love those sentiments!!! Well that's it for this time.............till next time, have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Key to My Heart Card

So I have actually had quite a few people ask me how to use a Stamp-a-ma-Jig, so I thought that it would be a great tutorial to do. So head on over to the Scrapbooker's Paradise Blog for my tutorial.

Now on to my card for today...............

Products Used

Cardstock- Kraft & Brown
Tim Holtz Love Struck Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Distress Inks- Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick & Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Distress Powder Worn Lipstick

So first off I die cut the ticket and then using the Stamp-a-ma-Jig I stamped the Happy Valentines ticket with Fired Brick twice and then did the same with the Love ticket with the Worn Lipstick. Now, die cut the baroque pieces. On the kraft baroque die cut I used the Stamp-a-ma-Jig again with the fired brick ink and then embossed it using the worn lipstick distress powder. I love the distress powders they leave a rough embossing, so with these powders, they have release crystals, which you have to rub off after you've heated the powder. Another good thing is you can't overheat these embossing powders! You can create some awesome looks with these powders and some ink!

Oops....I got a little anyways, now I used my blending tool and the vintage photo ink over the whole piece. I used the distress tool around the 2 pieces of Bo Bunny paper and then I used the vintage photo ink and my blending tool to ink all the edges. The rest is just putting it together and adding the lock and key. Well I guess that's it for this time, I hope you all have a great week!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fabulous Diamonds, Glitter & Bling Card

Well let's just start out by wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and enjoyed the holidays......I know that I did, maybe a little too much.....I know I had my share of sweets, okay maybe more than my it's that time again, and guess what I have to share with you all today............a card of course.....I will give you a short tutorial on how to make it at the end of the post.

Products Used

Prima Say It in Crystals-Swirls Black

So here's how I made this card.......Stamp the cardstock with the letter background stamp and cut with the diamond die, you will need approx. 17 of the diamonds. Apply scor-tape to a piece of cardstock and adhere the stamped diamonds, leaving spaces between them. Apply the glitter and burnish into all the lines......creating a tiled effect. I love this technique, you can do this with lots of different shapes. You could also use embossing powder instead of the glitter to create a totally different look. The possibilities are endless!!!

So, after that was all done I used the scor-tape and glitter on one of the diamonds and then layered it with 2 more diamonds, on the last one I stamped my saying and embossed it with the black EP. You really have to check out the Sassy Sentiment set, it's awesome, I just had to buy it!!! Then I added my ribbon and of course it just had to have some bling....and that's pretty much it for this card.........I hope you all try this technique.......if you do post a link to it in the comments section, I would love to see it!!!

So I guess that's it...........until next time..........