Friday, May 5, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon Mother’s Day Themed Challenge

[For the Jo’s Scrap Shack Blog Hop, please click HERE.]
Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.
This time we have a Mother’s Day Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

 I created my pretty background paper with Distress Inks.  I covered the background paper with the French Lattice Die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I stamped my sentiment and then cut it out with the Oval Classic Stacker die and matted with the XM7 Oval Die.

I ran a layered strip of ribbon using Shocking Pink Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and Pink and Green Confetti Dot Grosgrain Ribbon under the sentiment panel.  I embellished under the sentiment with a variety of Mulberry Flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  There is a wide variety of offerings and you can always find the perfect flower for any project!

 My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using 5/8″ Shocking Pink and Sherbet Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.

I hope you’ll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Just Rite Stampers Large Oval Celebration set
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black ; Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves
Sponge daubers
Spray bottle
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Vintage Silhouette Note Card

Hi friends.  Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend.  I have something different for you today.  I did a card specifically for a challenge.  Go figure!
I actually am never really able to do that because I have to work way ahead because I have limited time in my craft room, but when I saw the Silhouette themed challenge up on the Double ‘D’ Challenge blog, I had the PERFECT image to use and I just had to go for it.  Of course that meant last minute scrambling to get it done in time, but I did.  So proud of myself!!
This also isn’t my usual style, but I’m pleased with the results.  I created my background paper while playing around with my Distress Oxide Ink Pad Set.  I would list the colors I used, but it was one of those ‘don’t know when to stop’ deals, and I pretty much used all the browns, pinks and a little red.  It doesn’t show up as well as I’d like in the photos, but the background is a bit of a mottled brown.  I did spritz it and dry it with my Heat It Craft Tool several times while building layers of color.  I’m still in the playing stage with these fun new inks.  I used the same paper with a little more pink ink added for every other layer in my roses along with solid brown cardstock that I inked a little with an old script stamp using worn lipstick Distress Oxide Ink.
I also want to give a shout out to ‘stampoutonline’ on Etsy where I got my cool new ‘Handmade by’ stamp.  I just love the cool font they used.  They have lots of great style options and their customer service is top notch, so if you need a custom stamp, stop over and take a look.  Tell ’em Bonnie from Make Time to Craft sent you over.  (I have no affiliation with them, I’m just really pleased with my order and the service I received.)My bi-color bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using Coral Rose and Turftan Brown Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I also ran a piece of Coral Rose Checkerboard Satin Ribbon across the middle of the card under the image.

For a video tutorial on how I made this pretty bow, please click HERE.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Double ‘D’ Challenges – Silhouette
613 Avenue Create #196 – Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges #82 – Flowers w/optional twist of ‘kissing’
Crafty Creations #340 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #120 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #127 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge #20 – Petal Power
Crafting from the Heart #156 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams – April Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle #236 – Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #4 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds #25 – Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles – Ribbon and flowers
Eclectic Ellapu – Shabby Chic or Vintage
Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with dies
A Vintage Journey – The Magic of Three
Crafting with Friends #42 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #368 – Anything Goes with Twist of no designer paper
Fussy and Fancy #186 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #186 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #46 – Anything Goes

Ribbon:  Really Reasonble Ribbon
Digital Image:  Cobra Graphics Vintage Silhouettes
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs  FRM153 Quatrefoil A2 Frame 1M7 Oval Classic Stacker Layers Small SilverXM7 Oval DieB435 Tea Rose SmallB436 Tea Rose MediumB387 Tiny Fanciful Flourish Right & Left
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Distress Oxide Ink Pads Set
small spray bottle
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive Sheets, Scotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
Natural Mulberry paper
stylus and foam pad for shaping flower petals

Friday, April 28, 2017

Dream With Your Eyes Wide Open

Hi friends.  Today I have a pretty all-occasion card featuring one of my favorite floral die sets from Cheery Lynn Designs and some pretty ribbon and funky embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I started with an A2 card base (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″).  I cut my Quatrefoil A2 Frame 1 die in navy blue and then adhered it to a piece of Distress Ink paper I created.  I then trimmed that down to 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″.  Then I layered that panel on both a navy and brown layer leaving a small border on each.  I then added a piece of turftan brown delicate stitched satin ribbon across the middle of the card securing at the back.  Finally there is a layer of natural mulberry paper on the bottom.  This panel was then adhered to the navy card base.

My stamp from Quietfire Design was stamped on cream cardstock and cut with an oval die.  I then layered that on navy and brown cardstock ending with a natural mulberry paper layer.  Then I attached this sentiment panel to the upper center of the card over the ribbon.

The Floral Bouquet Kit is such a versatile die set with a couple of flower sizes and a wide variety of foliage dies.

I cut out a variety of sizes of the flower using a Distress Paper I made along with kraft and navy cardstock.  I stamped on the layers with an old script stamp and spritzed with water to soften the look.  I then shaped the flower petals and assembled the flowers.  The foliage was cut from a green Distress Ink paper I made and shaped a bit and then adhered to the card.  The flowers were adhered on top of the foliage.  The centers of the flowers are Metal Gear Embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Cheery Lynn dies used:
B777 Floral Bouquet Kit

XM7 Oval

My card was finished off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using turftan brown and capri blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bow, please click HERE.