Oct 20, 2016

Asian Easel Card with Pop Up Bamboo Dies

Each Thursday I am sharing a new project featuring Tutti Designs dies.  Today I am so excited to share this fun easel card using our new Bamboo Screen Die and some lovely Graphics 45 designer paper.  This is quickly becoming a favorite die for me!  I hope you will pop over to the Tutti Designs Blog for a the tutorial.

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Oct 19, 2016

Elegant Autumn Card for IndigoBlu

I'm sharing an inspirational post with my teamies today on the IndigoBlu blog.  I was trying to think out of the box because I have a limited supply of traditional fall stamps by IndigoBlu.  I decided to experiment with their line of metallic paints and see how they compared to Distress inking.

I spread both Miss Money Penny Copper and Goldfinger onto my craft sheet with a palette knife and sprayed with a lot of water.  I dipped my panel in until I had good coverage and dried with a heat gun.  What a beautiful result!  I embossed the Vintage Flourish stamp in copper repeatedly on my panel.

This is one of my favorite stamps of all time!  Every time I use it I am wowed!  My background paper truly reminded me of something I would pick up at a specialty store.  I will definitely be trying this again in other color variations.  

For my focal image I used the skeleton leaves from the Blooming Great stamp set and inked them with a few colors of Distress Inks.  I love creating color variation by inking with multiple ink pads, especially for leaves.  I layered over a simple panel that I stamped with the Script Background stamp.  To achieve the faded look I lightly tapped Distress Ink onto the rubber and sprayed with water, then stamped without pressing too hard.

Oct 18, 2016

Metallic Elegance Mary and Child 12 Tags of Christmas

I'm back with you sharing my Christmas card inspired by The Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas.  For my week 3 card, I was inspired by Linda's use of black and gold.  I did not have any products similar to those Linda used but I tried to keep the regal feel.

I thought I would play and develop a new background technique, so I started by spritzing my watercolor panel with water then quickly brushing IndigoBlu's Metallic Acrylic Paint in Goldfinger over the panel.  I had planned to lay a sheet of scrap paper over it and couldn't grab one quick enough so I pulled this plastic wrap packaging from the trash and quickly wrinkled it onto my paint.  Next I dipped my loaded paintbrush into water and mixed on my craft mat and splattered my panel.  I further cleaned my brush by wiping any excess paint along the edges of my panel.  I used gold texture paste through a Prima stencil for texture.  Then I sprayed both black & gold Glimmer Mist and Brown Lindy's Stamp Gang spray to darken it up.

You know those projects that are impossible to photograph, well this is one of them!  I just wish you could hold this in your hands to see the beautiful color variation and metallic shine - BUT - since you can't, imagine with me and trust me that this is so much prettier in person.

I stamped this Stampington & Company stamp in black onto inky paper.  I layered it over a prima doily die in brown.  I also stamped the IndigoBlu Script Background stamp in black in the open areas of my background.

The sentiment is also an oldie, but I love it!  Perfect for the season.  I wanted to try and keep an elegant feel so I layered a neutral bow and flower by Recollections.  The photos turned the flower pink, but it's not IRL.  The card base is metallic brown, a bit lighter than the doily.

To see all of my 12 Tags of Christmas click HERE.

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Oct 15, 2016

Floral Bouquet Digital Stamp and Giveaway

Welcome to Day 1 of the Graciellie Design Fall Fest blog hop. This month Graciellie Design is celebrating with lots of giveaways, sales and inspiration! Find the Day 2 and Day 3 hop list on Gracie's blog Sunday and Monday.  Each day you'll have the chance to win a digital stamp set of your choice from Gracie's shop following our blog hops. Winners will be announced on Graciellie Design's Facebook page on October 29th.  The designers have prepared beautiful projects for your crafty inspiration, so be sure to hop through all of the participants blogs.

For my card I used one of Gracie's beautiful digital papers for my layers.  I decided to go for a vintage toile look and changed my image to brown, similar to beautiful china patterns.  For my base layer I wrinkled my paper for texture.  I created a little banner with my printed sentiment.  A layer of crocheted lace and a seam binding bow add the finishing detail.  

Visit the other designer's in this hop:
Autumn Clark (You are Here)

Make sure to visit the shop to see the special sales and promotions during Fall Fest.

Oct 14, 2016

Tim Holtz October 2016 Tag

I trust that you are having a lovely October day.  I am full speed ahead into Christmas crafting, with inspiration from the 12 Tags of Christmas, hostessed by The Funkie Junkie!  I did not make a September Tim's tag because I don't have any Yupo and I started not to make an October tag because I don't care for Halloween - UNTIL the idea to do a metallic snowflake popped into my brain.  And the rest is crafting history...

I picked out some of my favorite grungy winter papers and made my patchwork.  I used the grey Distress Crayon for my edges, which turned out beautifully.

For my snowflake, I adhered tin foil to cardstock with Mod Podge.  I picked up several Tim Holtz dies this summer on clearance and had forgotten all about them!  I was pleasantly surprised to find this one and the deer one in my stash when I was rearranging the other week.  Woot woot!  I just grabbed thew new thinlet snowflake set this weekend and decided to use a solid snowflake for my layering.  I splashed some white gesso to complete the snowy look.

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