Friday, July 29, 2016

Blooming in Color

One of the beautiful things about a background stamp, is you can create your own background paper in any color you choose.  I've used soft purple colors to create this sympathy card:

The background is a new JustRite release for June called Blooming Vines Background.  I stamped it in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink, then colored it in with Copic Markers.  I stamp again and cut out some of the flowers to add around the sentiment.  I brushed the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink, brushed them with some Rock Candy Distress Stickles, and after they were dry, added a center of beads from Queen & Co.

The fancy oval and sentiment were stamped and embossed, and foam taped in layers on top of the pretty die cut....another new June release, the Damask Flourish One....this one is so versatile and has instantly become one of my favorite things!!  The bow and pearl are finishing touches.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  If you'd like to see more inspiration with these awesome stamps and dies, make sure to stop by the JustRite blog HERE.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: CL-05089 Blooming Vines Background, CR-05055 Large Oval Sympathy
Dies: DIE-05069  Damask Flourish One, DIE-05047 A2 Card Front Basics
Paper: AC white, black, purple cardstock
Ink:  Versamark, Memento Black Tuxedo, Copic Markers
Other:  Embossing powder--Ranger Fine Detail/Black, Organza ribbon, Trendy Twine, Tim Holtz-pearl drop, Queen & Co yellow Bitty Beads

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Vintage Thanks

I've been invited to be a part of the Just Imagine Kreaxions team....these punches were new to me--and I can't believe how that my inner craft geek has come out playing with these punches!  They are amazing with one punch doing so many different looks!  My first card is a vintage thank you card:

I used their Kreaxions Punch 304 which is really versatile and can be used for anything!  I started by playing with border punching on this card.  Here I took a 1" strip of cardstock and punched using the "A" straight guard piece that comes with the punch on each side to create this border strip:

Then to created the little strip you see on the right side of the black and white striped paper, I punched a 1" strip also, but without the guard piece:

These things are awesome....if you've never heard of a few videos....crazy cool!

Exact measurements for card:
Card Base: 5&1/5 by 4&1/4" black cardstock
First Layer: 5&1/4" by 4" frame print patterned paper (Bella Vie from Photo Play), distressed and inked.
Border Strip: 1" by 5&1/4" black cardstock punched, then layered onto Kreaxions Glitter Paper 1&1/4" by 5&1/4"
Black and White stripe (Bella Vie) piece 2&1/2" by 4" with punched edge tucked around it and layered onto a 2" by 4&3/4" piece of pink damask patterned paper (Bella Vie)
Center Panel: 2&1/4" by 2&1/2" piece of black cardstock as base, layer on frame print paper (same size, I distressed it up a bit with a distress tool and Black Soot Distress Ink).  Layer on 2" by 2&1/4" piece of pink damask, then the sentiment (from JustRite HERE) and glitter paper (1" by 2&1/4").
Finish with enamel dots.

Thanks for stoppin' by today.....make sure to check out the Just Imagine website to see all of their awesome punches and products!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Stamp a Landscape and More!

Well, I will be the first to tell you....I love my layers, but not necessarily layering stamps.  Especially landscape type stamps.  Until now!  I have been playing with one of the June release sets from JustRite called Multi-Step Landscape Elements.  It's been a blast!  Here are a couple of examples of cards I've created using this set:

The background on this card was created using another June release stamp Text Background Stamp I stamped it lightly (by stamping off the first time) using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.  The sentiment is stamped in the same ink, and is from the Large Oval Sympathy set.

To create the blue frame, I used a piece of blank cardstock to mask off the center area, and then used Weathered Wood to ink up a border:

A border of black cardstock was cut out using the A2 Card Front Basics Dies.  The tree and rocks were stamped from the landscape set to create this soft and pretty card.

The next card is more landscape layers:

Using different colors of distress ink, I created this little landscaped scene.  I started with the rocks as a base in Pumice Stone with Hickory Smoke for the accent layer (these come with multi layered stamps to make shading easy!)  I added in the sweet little grass using Peeled Paint Ink....some times stamping off to create a softer color.  Then layered in grasses, bushes and flowers using Worn Lipstick, Gathered Twigs and Fossilized Amber inks.  The tree is done as it was in the card above, using Gathered Twigs (stamped off) and Peeled Paint (stamped off, but I went back and lightly dabbed with more ink to create the variation in color).  The sentiment is from the Small Oval Wishes set, and the sky is a chalked background.

There are more samples on the JustRite blog, you can check out THIS POST and watch for others too!  Love this versatile set!

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Supplies Used:
Card One:
CL-05088 Text Background stamp
CR-05085 Multi-Step Landscape Elements stamps
CR-05055 Large Oval Sympathy
DIE-05047 A2 Card Front Basics
DIE-05069  Damask Flourish One
Ink: Distress Ink-Hickory Smoke, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Pumice Stone
Paper:  Basic White and Black cardstock

Card Two:
JustRite: CR-05085 Multi-Step Landscape Elements,CR-05053 Small Oval Wishes
Ink: Hickory Smoke, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Pumice Stone
Paper:  Basic White and Black cardstock
Other:  Pebbles chalk

Monday, July 25, 2016

Poppies Color Burst Style

As much as I am loving all the new releases from JustRite, I'm in love with the background stamps and the layering poppy stamps from this current release!  And what better to layer in some color for those poppies, but a beautiful Color Burst background:

The background was created by stamping the outline poppy stamp all over a 4" by 5&1/4" piece of white cardstock using Versamark ink, then embossing with clear embossing powder.  Then this piece was sprinkled with Color Burst pigments in Crimson and Orange then spritzed with water.  I kept adding color and spritzing until I got the look I wanted.  The colors are so vibrant, they make the card just pop, don't you think?  Such an easy way to get a watercolor look. 

The above pic is the work in progress....I added more of the Orange color around the edges after this pic....very easy to layer in more color!

The center panel  is a 2&1/2" by 3&3/4" piece of white cardstock stamped with the Text Background JustRite stamp (Black Soot ink stamped off) and then stamped over with the Chicken Wire Background JustRite stamp using Versamark embossed in black.  I roughed up the edges a bit with the Tonic Distress Tool, then matted it on a 4" by 2&3/4" piece of black cardstock.  This panel is foam taped to the card front.

The leaves and poppies were stamped and fussy cut out, then sentiment embossed in black, the frame stamped in Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink (the Worn Lipstick and this color match up with the Color Burst so well).  They are foam taped to the card, and the sentiment added.  I used the oval die set to cut out the sentiment, and to add the black lacy border underneath (I cut it in half, and glued it down so it's closer to a circle than oval). 

These poppy stamps are so much fun!  You can find them HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: CR-05081 Multi-Step Poppies, CR-05053 Small Oval Wishes, CL-05087 Chicken Wire Background, CL-05088 Text Background
Dies:  DIE-05049 Joy Oval Frames
Paper: AC white and black
Ink:  Versamark, Distress Ink-Ripe Persimmon, Black Soot, Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint
Other:  Ranger Embossing Powder-Clear, Black Fine Detail; Color Burst-Crimson, Orange; Tonic Distress Tool; Copic Marker-Black

Friday, June 24, 2016

Roses and Thanks

If there is one thing I's layers and dies to use to create them!  I've got lots of both used to create this Thank You card:

This card starts with a standard black cardstock A2 base (5&1/2" by 4&1/4") and the next layer is 5&1/4" by 4" piece of black swirl print paper (Photo Play Belle Vie).

To create the copper lattice:  Cut the JustRite A2 Butterfly Card Front die out of white cardstock, coat in embossing ink of choice (I used Ranger Embossing Dauber) and emboss using copper powder (I used Ranger).  Next step to give it a unique texture, I dabbed randomly (and lightly) over the copper embossing powder, and then used Ranger Black Soot Distress embossing powder.  This piece was glued directly to a soft script piece of patterned paper, then foam taped to card front.

Next layer of a piece of floral patterned paper cut into a large banner and mat on black cardstock.  Glue to center of card front.

For the center sentiment:
Layer 1--Vintage Labels Die (largest) from black cardstock
Layer 2 &3--Hello Decorative Oval Frame Die (plain oval from pink patterned paper and then scalloped oval from black stripe patterned paper--this layer is foam taped)
Layer 4--Vintage Labels Die (next to smallest) cut from white cardstock and brushed with Scattered Straw Distress Ink--this is stamped with border and sentiment from Small Oval Wishes stamp set.

The roses are from the Small Oval Wishes stamp set....stamped in Black Tuxedo Memento ink, colored with Copic Markers, and fussy cut out.

Add rhinestones and a bow to finish.  (PS there is a little sneak peek of a June release die....the gorgeous damask details peeking out from each edge of the sentiment oval!).

Thanks for stoppin' by today....stop back soon!  Sharing some exciting news soon!

Stamps:  JustRite-Small Oval Wishes
Dies:  JustRite-A2 Butterfly Card Front, Vintage Labels, Hello Decorative Oval
Ink:  Black Tuxedo Memento, Distress Ink- Scattered Straw; Copic Markers-R85, RV02, YG11, 63
Paper:  Photo Play-Julie Nutting Belle Vie, basic white and black
Embellishments: Recollection rhinestones, Prima jute, tulle ribbon, black embossing powder

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Clean and Simple Style

I'm a fan of a stamp set that can give me a lot of options.  One of my favorite things to do is try to think of other ways to use stamps.  This card was created using the JustRite Planner Hex Page stamp set....yep, planner stamps to make a birthday card!

Here is the stamp set I used:

That little row of water drops in the bottom right corner ^^^^^^^

I used an ombre ink technique to stamp these together to create the geometric designs in the corners.
Then the JustRite Happy Birthday Sentiment Die finishes it off to make this a super quick and easy card.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Stamps:  JustRite-Planner Hex Page
Dies: JustRite- Happy Birthday Sentiment
Ink: Hero Arts Ombre Ink (orange)
Paper:  Basic white and orange cardstock
Embellishments:  Recollections enamel dots

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Graduation Shaker Card

Still need a graduation card or two?  JustRite has you covered......I absolutely love their sentiment get so much bang for your buck!!

Sharing this shaker card with you today:

Card Base:  A2 black cardstock base (4&1/4" by 5&1/2")

To create the shaker window, start with a 4" by 5&1/4" piece of white this for later.  Cut patterned paper of choice 4" by 5&1/4" then use the JustRite Four in a Square die to cut window in this piece:

Here is the complete die set....this one is so versatile, love it:

Next, die cut the window out of black cardstock, glue to front of patterned paper piece (line up the window).  Stamp corner stamps from the JustRite Congrats Card Basics set--I used Versamark, embossed them in black, then fussy cut.   Glue corners to top window corners.

Add foam tape to the back of this entire piece....add a layer around the windows (I did each side, and then one strip across the middle....sorry forgot to grab a pic....but pretty self explanatory).  Add sequins or any doo-dads you'd like, then remember the 4" by 5&1/4" piece of white cardstock from the beginning?  You will remove the backing from the foam tape, and then line that piece of white cardstock to cover the back of your shaker.  If you are a little can trim the white piece.

Add ribbon bow to the bottom edge of this piece, then glue entire front to the black cardstock base.

Stamp and emboss Way to Go sentiment from the Congrats Card Basics set, and cut it out using the small banner die from the A2Card Front Basics die set.  Trim it down and add to bow using twine.

Stamp oval scroll and Happy Graduation sentiments from the Congrats Card Basics set using  Versamark ink, emboss with black embossing powder.  Stamp one of the sentiment boxes from this set using Antique Linen Distress ink (I used the one with the swirled edges, similar to the oval I used) and trim close around this box. 

Using the A2 Card Front Basics die set to cut out oval, and cut out sentiment (using the small banner die).  These coordinate with this stamp set....makes it easy peasy to create!

Layer up the oval, then the sentiment rectangle box in the middle of the oval with foam tape, then a small piece of black cardstock (5/8" by 2&1/8"), then the Happy Graduation sentiment foam taped.  Add enamel dots.

Glue a 6/8" by 4" strip of cardstock across the center of the window then glue the sentiment piece to the center.  Here is a close up to show the layers:

The Congrats Card Basics set has so many ways to layer it up, the possibilities are nearly endless:

So there you have it, a fun layered up shaker card for your favorite grad!

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  Stop by the JustRite store and check out some of these great sets!

Stamps: CR-05068 JustRite Congrats Card Basics
Dies:  DIE-05034 JustRite Four in a Square; DIE-05047 JustRite A2 Card Front Basics
Paper:  Paper House Colorways 6x6 pad; AC cardstock, white, black
Ink: Versamark; Antique Linen Distress Ink
Other:  Embossing powder-Ranger black; enamel dots-Recollections; ribbon-black seam binding, Trendy Twine Black Licorice;  sequins-Pretty Pink Posh
Adhesive:  Foam tape, Scor Tape