Showing posts from October, 2017

Masculine Cards on Kraft Paper, Alcohol Marker Coloring and Freebies

I needed two masculine cards for family members in the mail today talk about feeling rushed!  I pulled up a couple of favorite digitals and thought these would look great on Kraft paper and colored with alcohol markers;  I'll show you the cards and then go over the details. Showing you the end results first can give you a better idea as to whether or not you like the finished product - before investing time and supplies.  Because I was pressed for time, doing two cards at once with the same manly man color palette helped me save time and really made making these cards very enjoyable. I printed these cards on Neenah desert Storm 80# paper from Paper Temptress   This paper is super smooth and holds the ink in a clean crisp perfection.  This is my favorite Kraft paper to work on any hand stamped ink works as well as my inkjet printer.  Also when you purchase from Pat ( the Paper Temptress) you have the option of buying 5 sheets or larger packs al the way up to 90! I c

How to create a slightly different napkin card and a new series - Stash Busters!

Hi everyone!  I am in Florida with my daughter and we are waiting for Baby Aiden to enter the world!  I've got months worth of crafty posts all lined up and something new - a minis series I am calling 'Stash Busters'!  You know all that stuff we have hanging around?  I'm working on using it in a fresh new way!  Today is my first "Stash Buster Post"  you can find them by searching the label 'Stash Busters'.  I've got a LOT of stash so this could go on for a while! here is the first card and if this interests you, keep reading! This card started out as a humble napkin! I was able to make three cards from one napkin and three ATC's Section out your focal images and separate the printed layer from the backing. I tried this several ways, they all came out the same; Line up your image on a thin paper, tracing paper works great or you can use copy paper Using a pvc glue (I use Lineco )  just coat the front for the i

How to Make a Beautiful Shimmery Mermaid and a Fun Freebie

                          I decided to make a pretty tag for my boxed swaps at the October                                    Split Coast Stampers Event in Ilion NY.   The was my first time attending an event like this, what a blast!  Each 'Shoe Box' needed a tag or label to identify who made it and what was in it.  I am really not sure why I picked a Mermaid.  But I am glad I did! I also needed to use an adhesive that I could paint with a fine line and know it would hold my beautiful flakey glitter.  Here is the end result: The process The digital image Painted with Spectrum Noir Sparkle  pen In case you are wondering, I painted extra "clothes" on this mermaid. And then very quickly added a layer of Best Glue Ever The reason this is really the best glue for this project: it dries soft and flexible, it never makes your card brittle or rumpled.  In this case, it allows the flake to retain a measure of dimension instead of flattening

Word Art Wednesday!! And A Scripture Freebie

I am happy Today to share  Word Art Wednesday,  with you! Every other week we have a new challenge, A fresh devotion, a beautiful Scripture digitized and freely given for your card making and paper crafting!  I don' think there is another blog like it!  MAke a card ( you can make up to 5) enter it in the challenge and you might win a super prize!  Don't forget to mail the card - I am sure you there is someone in your life that could use the encouraging.  I don't know anyone who doesn't love to receive a beautiful handmade card! Here is my card: Here is the Bible verse by Karen Murray! I encourage you to join in, be blessed and be a blessing! Thanks for stopping by, Ginny M

Magenta Southwest Thanks You's

I needed to make a batch of thank you's for friends out west.  This batch I made with a south western theme.  I love Native American Indian Pottery  I have a few lovely  Rubber stamps of the Indian pottery.  This one is a Magenta, it is a large stamp and perfect as a focal point. When I am making cards I prefer using singular focal images, I have never had much success at building small images for  card making.   One of my favorite techniques is heat embossing on patterned paper and then fussy cutting: Professional designers create beautiful papers, I am all for using them as much as possible, they make me look good! I picked out layers and bases. The card bases is a Strathmore textured deckel edge, this paper is the color of stucco and A favorite! Stamped on craft and cut Back ground through the crimper (yes, I still use mine)! Simple and completely mail-able These cards are 6.5x4.75, and odd size.

How to Create a Lattice Cut and Distress Oxide Card

I'm probably not ever going to be the first person with a 'how- to' when new products come out.  I Love them from afar and that is just fine with me.  Why, because I have a significant investment in things like inks and paper.  My hope is to become proficient at one thing before I move on to the next. I kinda skipped the whole dye and stamps with matching dies trend. They take up to much room to store and time to use.  I am so glad I followed that path and waited for the Scan n'Cut  to be invented and then a little longer so that I could afford to buy it.  I also only own about 10 punches - butterflies and little flowers.  At one time I had a large collection, but because I bought a Cricut, I sold them! I don't own a package of prima type flowers and If I never bought another ribbon in my life, I'd still have way to much!  Why am I telling you this?  Well, because I never want to be a person that says buy, buy buy, just because it is out there.  I do want to say