Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Rebbeca Baer Inspiration

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second June inspirational post made for Rebecca Baer's blog using her gorgeous stencils.
 And yes, this is a Christmas in June card.
Actually made for some print submissions for the magazine that is not asking for non- seen projects, so I can share it here and to inspire you to make some similar cards in advance.
This card was made with Rebecca Baer's Snow Flurries small  stencil using light texture paste from DecoArt and then blue mist from Tattered Angels for the background. The stencil is 6*6'' size, so I just cut it to fit this 6*4'' size card.
I added the sentiment and felt that it was too " bare". So I made another stencilled  piece , using the very same stencil, but added more saturated mist and let it dry for a long time. Then I just die cut the snowflake pieces from this second textured piece and added them over the card.
As you can see this technique can be used with any Rebecca Baer's stencil and any mist and color. Easy to make a batch and to be prepared for any occasion.

Other products used: Dies- Die Versions
Stamp- Inspired by Stamping
Mediums- DecoArt
Mists- Tattered Angels
Embossing powder- WOW! Embossing Powders
Ink- Clearsnap
 And then, as the lovely stencil was already on my desk, I made another similar Holidays card. Same stencil with crackle paste  and different color gave us a totally different result.

I also enter this to a couple of web challenges:
Christmas in July for Simply Create too

Special delivery Baby boy card

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new post for Two Paper Divas!
This time it's a lovely Baby Boy card made with lots of layers, dies cuts and stamping.
I made the card with Canvas Corps  cardstocks and stamped  TPD lovely baby images using Bundle of Joy set  with the bright  blue ink color as my cardstock.
The stamped images were heat embossed and hand cut. I also added a lot of die cut buttons using Die Versions dies and some yellow twine was added for more color.  The huge die cut star was heat embossed for the shiny look. And this is a Baby Boy card for a baby boy star!
Hope you do like my monochromatic baby girl card!

Scrapmats June project Life page

My second Scrapmatts  project for today is my very first of this type. I actually made Project  Life page and I think that i like this format of crafting. As you know Project Life means flat, not too much things added other than paper and photos and Scrapmatts chipboards were just perfect to add over my self made journalling cards.

So this is " about me" travel page that tells some of our Latvia vacation story.
I added  a lot of rub- ons etc over the paper and photos, but almost each and every piece has a bit of Scrapmatts added over.

On this photo I made over the photo frame with the smallest String CircleS 04  chipboard that was painted into black to be seen.
On the next to this photo jorunalling card I added a few words froms Scrap words25 set.

The water lily gorgeous photo was a bit empty, so I painted the Leaf spray chipboard with glitter paint and heat embossing and added horisontally over the photo.

On this piece I made a saying with half and half: half rub- on and half Scrapmatts Journey word from Assorted words 04 set.

On this piece the words were added twice: on the top and on the bottom as a part of my general sentiment over this part of the layout. I used Scrap words 31  and Assorted words 04  set to make this piece.

Back to Scrap words 25 word that was added on this part of the project.

Sorry, my own photo has no chippies. So let it be!

And I really hope that you like my first attempt with Project Life. More to come!
Products used:

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Just because MM card

 This is an easy Mixed Media card made with Inspired by Stamping sentiment, Scrapmatts chipboards and stencil and just some bling over it.
 I made it as a chalkboard trendy card, using white paint over Circles stencil.
Then I stamped the sentiment with white embossing powder and added the two large Ornate toppes 01 chipboard that was white painted around the sentiment.
Easy to make, trendy card for your inspiration !

Scrapmats June post Layout

Hello my dear crafty friends!
 Irit is here and this time I have quite a variety of projects made with Scrapmatts delicious chipboards and stencils.
As usual- the first one is a layout.
Those are my gorgeous and still only two grandkids like a year and something ago. 
I made this light Mixed Media layout with Bo Bunny pretty old paper collection and I had to add something new. So Scrapmatts  products are new, aren't they? And they fit this layout a lot.

First the photo was outlined with String Circle 04 circle and another one was added  near. Two kids, connected with blood and love. Two circles- connected with glue and twine.
 The background was made with Circled  stencil and just white acrylic. Again- I stayed in this " circled mood" and as the photo background is dotty, I added lots of dots around the page.

The title  was made in two parts: the first one " TWO" was added over the circle with twine and I used 
Alphabet flags 04 set. The second one " Life Memories" was made with  Assorted words 01 set and heat embossed with black embossing powder.
Love and Laugh sayings were added on the top as a kind of journalling using Scrap words 21 set. 

Scrapmatts products used for this page:

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Forever my friend card

Easy to make Mixed Media card made with texture paste over stencil, VLVS image stamp and STAMPlorations stamped sentiment.
Watercolors used for the background here (FaberCastell DMC gelatos)

I enter it to some web challenges too:
Addicted to stamps- Cas
Cas Mix up challenge- the circle is a die cut

You are perfect card

Mixing the VLVS image stamp  with STAMPlorations sentiment and just to say that everyone is perfect in his own style.

And I enter this to some web challenges too:
Addicted to stamps- CAS
CAS mix up challenge- the matting are all die cuts

Dont' let life ruffle your feathers card

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Two Paper Divas post.
This new for me Feathers set was just perfect for my Mixed Media water colored new card.  As you can see the first layer is just stamped  with black ink and misted over. The outer feather is totally watercolored and added over the first layer. Isn't this sentiment just perfect? I think it is.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Believe in yourself- Oriental style- with Rubber Dance

This  new in my blog art piece was made with Rubber Dance stamps and already print published in RSM print magazine. But was Blogoland it's a new piece, so I add it here in my  blog for all of those who doesn't buy any print magazine. As this piece was made for a print submission quite a while ago I still used the old Rubber Dance watermark here.  The stamps used are
Mesh- from Retro Beach set
Oriental lady from Woman Collage set
Flowers- from Bold and Beautiful set

I also enter this piece wot some web challenges:
Anything goes with embossing powders- I used their powders- for WOW! Embossing Powders
 Happy Little stamper- Mixed Media challenge- Texture

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Amazed by you: gift card envelope tutorial

 Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here and this is my new small gift card envelope tutorial made for Ann Butler's  blog using Ann Butler's amazing Faux Quilting Stamps (by Unity), her Iridescents paints (ESF) and her Stitches stamps (by Clearsnap).
So here is my tutorial:
1. Arrange a few Stitched Nesting circles dies (Die Versions) over thick white cardstock and die cut them.

2.This is how the negative looks after the die cutting and later I am going to cut it to fit the envelope size.

3. Paint the negative with Ann Butler's Iridescents paints in Lilac, Lip gloss and Ocean Surf. Stamp over the dry painted cardstock  using Ann Butler's Stitches Background Basics Clearsnap stamp and Ranger permanent black ink.

4. Take the die cut circles and stamp over them with Ann Butler's Faux  Quilting stamps by Unity, using VersaMark watermark ink, Clearsnap Balck pigmented ink and heat emboss with black embossing powder. I used 2'' stamps from different sets and you can see the patterns here.

5. And now without any more step by step photos- my final project.
The stamped and heat embossed circles were painted with the same Iridescents colors with the add of yellow Sunshine  paint. Arrange those painted circles inside the painted negative. Cut it to the Kraft envelope size to cover the front. Cut another piece for the sentiment made with stickers.
Add the Makin's Clay fairy that was made with the mold (some Russian company mold , sorry, I can't even spell the  brand name) using Makin's Clay white air dry polymer clay. The fairy was painted with a mix of the same Ann Butler's paints and glued over envelope front.

Cut another piece from the painted cardstock and add as the closure on the envelope back. Add a piece of Velcro to close the envelope.

This technique is great for card making, ATC making and a lot more of easy to make craft projects and I hope you will use it some day.

I enter this piece to some web challenges too:
WOW! Embossing Powders as I used their powders- Anything goes
 More Mixed Media- Anything goes with purple

Friday, 17 June 2016

Bloom with grace card tutorial

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new technical card tutorial.
This time I decided to show you  my try of alcohol inks technique with  heat embossed over transparency stamping.
It's pretty easy to make and the result is looking really outstanding.
 So here we go!
Step by step tutorial:
1. Stamp Inspired by Stamping Magnolias  flowers  with clear embossing ink over thick embossable transparency. If you are not sure that your transparency can be heat embossed, just try over a small piece. Most of thick transparent materials can be heat embossed and the one I used is just from the general non branded kind.Now heat emboss your stamped image with black embossing powder.

2. Die cut or hand cut the piece that you want to use as your entire card background. I used a card sized die, but you can sure hand cut the same piece with your craft knife or trimmer.

3. Use three matching colors of alcohol inks and apply them to the back of your transparency. The heat embossed image is on the front of your die cut piece. Add a few drops of alcohol blending solution to get this splattered look of the inks and stop  when you are satisfied with the result.

4. Arrange your transparency over white cardstock that was cut to the same size. 
Make the basic card in the matching color and glue  both layers over the card base.
Stamp Inspired by Stamping sentiment from the same  Magnolias stamp set with black ink over white cardstock and arrange it over lilac matting (the same color as your basic card).
Try another color combos of alcohol inks with another IBS stamps. Each and every card will become a unique art piece.

Inspired by stamps set used:


I alos enter this card to some web challenges:
Anything goes with embossing powder- for WOW! Embossing Powders and I used their powder

Steampunk ATC with Tando

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here and this is my take for our usual Anything goes week with Tando.
This time I made a couple of Steampunk ATC CARDS and this was my very first time to use those best ever Tando Artist Trading Cards chipboard blanks.
As you can see both pieces are totally Tando, all  but Mediums that are DecoArt Mixed Media line.
The scull ATC was made with Tando Scullduggery  mask and Modeling paste and then, when dry, covered with layers of paints and glazes. On the top I added Cobweb mini mask in the same technique.
The blue paint splashes are made with Andy Skinner background stamp with acrylic paint from Stampendous Toxic stamp set. Then I added Tando screw pieces from the grab bag.
The right ATC piece was made with Cogs  mini mask in the same way as the first one. But this time I added 3 different chipboard pieces over this card.
The sentiments are from Tim Holtz and just fit the cards in this " out of the blue" way.
Tando products used:
Artist Trading Cards

Grab bag of Screws
Grab Bag of Screws

Minis Mixed Halloween
Tando Mini's - Mixed Halloween

Sculldaggery  mask
A Skinner Stencil/Mask - Skullduggery

Mini mask Cogs
Mini Mask - Cogs

Mini mask Cobweb
Mini Mask - Cobweb

Toxic stamp set
TOXIC rubber stamp set

Decoart media line

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