Today’s Paper Crafts Go-To Gals blog hop is sadly the last challenge we will do as a group. With the announcement last week of Paper Crafts Magazine ending with the February 2015 issue, it also means that our term as Go-to Gals is ending as well.
I enjoyed being a part of this team not only as a professional but also because of the many friendships that were formed. We may not be Go-to Gals anymore, but we will always remain creative friends.
This month the team is pleased to feature products from Neat and Tangled. I channeled my inner Heather Campbell and created a couple of card inspired by her unique and playful style.
As soon as I saw this “You Are My Favorite” stamp I knew that I wanted to try some heat embossing with the image. The beautiful handwriting was just begging to be ultra black and glossy to me.
To contrast the black embossing, I gave my brand new Gansai Tambi watercolors a try creating a wash of color for the background. I am floored by how pigmented and beautiful these paints are. I definitely need to play with these a lot more! Next I grabbed a couple of my favorite MFT Die-namics to cut the panels, adhered all to my card base with spray adhesive, added some washi tape corners and I was done!
Because I always stamp up extra pieces, I was able to create a second card with a different color scheme. I love them both!
Thank you to Neat and Tangled Stamps for supporting our team! We love your products and can’t to create more in the future!
I had another card up on the Moxie Fab Blog for World Card Making Day. Hop on over to see the full view. Hope you had a successful Saturday. I was able to make 8 cards that day. A huge record breaking day for me.
It’s a big day for card makers. In fact, the biggest day of the year. It’s the start of card making season!
There are literally parties and contests out there and everywhere in the world of card making. I’ll be stopping by these sites as I sip my morning coffee and get my creative juices flowing to make some new cards of my own.
For my cards I chose to work with the new A Tree for all Seasons stamp set. What I didn’t realize until I had the stamps in hand, was how many stamps are included in this huge set. The set is 6×8 and includes 24 photopolymer clear stamps!
My first card uses several simple layers of card stock with a stitched window cut from the center. To create green background, I blended several colors of MFT Dye Ink onto the solid circle tree background stamp.
I misted the stamp with water and then applied to my card stock base. After it was throughly dry, I stamped the tree trunk over top in brown dye ink. I added a quick sentiment on a card stock flag and adhered all with several layers of dimensional foam tape.
My second card is another variation of the first. Instead of stamping the inked background, I chose to mask off a circle this time and blended the orange dye inks with a blending tool instead. I got brave (for me!) and stamped my sentiment directly onto the top layer of the card.
Thank you to Shay and Julie for supporting our team! We love your products and can’t to create more in the future!
I’ve been dreaming of designing a Lunchbox die for years. Lunchboxes were so much cooler when I was a kid. I remember begging my mom for a new clunky metal box each and every year. Even back then I recognized how awesome the screen printed graphics were. Oh how I wish I still had all my Lunchboxes from back then.
Before I announce the winner…Do you follow me on Instagram? With my full work schedule, freelance gigs and mom to 3, I don’t get enough time to blog regularly. I do however use Instagram like a fiend to share projects, interests and general life updates. With all the beautiful imagery, it’s my social media of choice. Stop by my feed this Friday morning if you can. I’m giving away another stamp and die set to another lucky winner plus their friend of choice!