Thursday, September 19, 2013

Papers 'N Pixels Club Fall Kickoff

We had our first meeting of the Fall for the Sun City Papers 'N Pixels Crafters Club today.   We elected officers, (see them HERE) and shared projects and planning for upcoming meetings and the Operation Write Home Workshop (on October 10th).  During the Make-it-and Take-It workshop, the President, Kathy Legan, (who is also a Stampin Up Demonstrator) helped us create some wonderful cards.

This one is a card we made where we tried out "faux tiling" using our scoring boards and doing some masked-sponging. 

This card is a gel card, where we used hair-setting gel that had been colored (with re-inker), over a stamped  sea-themed background. (The stamps are from By the Tide --SU #129120)

 Demonstrating masking and sponging techniques on the faux tiling card.
Some of the members learn how to position the die for the gel card.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Modified Tri Shutter Card

I created this card following Kim Score's tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.  I used decorator paper from my stash which I believe was from a Colorbok pad, and Core-dinations teal paper for the card-center matting.  I used stickers by Starform that I get at Pop-Ups etc and a K&Company paper flower.  The die for the leaves is a Marianne Creatables LR0156, purchased at Joan's Gardens.  The 'I love you' die is from SU Label Card Thinlits Dies collection (133479) and the hearts are also from SU, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits.  Fun card, and so versatile and quick.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Autumn Thank You Card

This card is created for the At Joan's Gardens challenge this week where we are to use fall colors, leaves, and trees or a bird for an Autumn themed card. The autumn leaf paper background is Shades of  Autumn by Reminisce.  The gold border and corner edging is an outline sticker I got at pop-ups etc. The sentiment greeting is a Starform Sticker (#303 (Text Stickers).  The dies I used are Spellbinders Nested Leaves Shapeabilities (S4-321).  Edges are glittered with Ranger's Stickles Glitter Glue.  The mulberry paper leaves are commercial.   The little bird is created with a SU punch.   The dies and glitter, and stickers are available at Joan's Gardens Store  as well as popups, scor-tape, and rhinestone accents and all your basic crafting supplies.

Autumn Leaves Birthday Wishes

This card is created for the At Joan's Gardens Challenge this week where we are to use fall colors, leaves and a bird or a tree on our card.  The textured cardstock base is sponged with Tim Holtz Old Paper and Walnut distress inks using masks on the negative cuts of the leaves. The leaves are die cut from Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Die 656927 Tattered Leaves.  The brown cardstock leaves were pressed onto Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves inkpad and then heavily spritzed with Gold Tushinko Spritzer.  The base for the leaves is die cut from Labels 20--Spellbinders S5-026 Die.  The cream colored paper for the sentiment has been pressed onto the Autumn Leaves Kaleidacolor inkpad to create the marbled background for the leaves and the top Fancy Tags Two S5-030 tag.   The oval on top is punched, and topped with Starform gold Happy Birthday sticker (#300 Starform Text  Stickers).  The little golden swallows are stamped with a little bird from Elementary Elegance stampset by SU, and heat embossed with detail gold Ala Mode embossing powder. All of these dies, inks, and spritzes, are available at Joan's Gardens.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Autumn Greetings

For the At Joan's Gardens Challenge this week we are to use fall colors, leaves, and either a bird or a tree on our card.  For this greeting I have used fussy cut leaves inked with Kaleidacolor Cappucino ink, and spritzed with Tushinko Gold Spritz Shimmer.   The stamp is an Inkadinkado Single Maple Leaf Mini.  The Maple Leaf with the sentiment is a Close to My Heart stamp A1130 called Bountiful Seasons.  The Stamp is die cut with Heartfelt Creations HCD732 Flower Pots with a gold leaf penned edge, and brushed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Old Paper.)  These products are available at Joan's Gardens.  The little bird is the center of the Four Seasons (Autumn) stamp from SU that was inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Marker (Rusty Hinge).  The cream matting is embossed with a Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder.  The brown cardstock base is by Bazzill (Cinnamon Stick) The rich gold glimmer over the leaves lights up this card.  Thank you Joan for another wonderful challenge.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Chickadee Winter

This wonderful textured chickadee paper is from the K&Company Elizabeth Brownd paper collection. I have used Sizzix 658283 Stamp and Emboss Snowflake background set that is heat embossed with Ranger Holographic embossing powder (which doesn't show well in the photo, but makes the card front glittery and icy).  Each snowflake is centered with a tiny pearl.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is stamped from a SU Delightful Dozen stamp, brushed with Tim Holtz old paper distress ink (and inked with the red brick Tim Holtz distress ink pen).  The sentiment is mounted on Spellbinders S5-030 Fancy Tags Two die sponged with old paper distress ink  and lightly brushed with green ink .  Most of these products are available At Joan's Gardens. 
The challenge this week at Joan's Gardens is to create a Christmassy card with warm cozy colors, snowflakes, and reflecting a Christmas theme.

Getting ready for Operation Write Home

I will be working with stickers in the card-workshop coming up at Sun City in October.  I want to thank the owners of Pop-Ups Etc for their very generous support of this Operation Write Home project that we have undertaken this year.  I buy almost all my stickers, foils, and holographic supplies from them.  I add sentiments, borders, or basic stickers to almost every card I make.  Here are a few of the example cards that we will feature in the upcoming workshop.  Again, our appreciation to the Stevens and their Pop Ups Etc store.  Thank you for  the wonderful tutorials, inspiration and new ideas on your site.  We so appreciate your generous donation of materials and papers for Operation Write Home this year, and we know our servicemen and women will treasure the cards creatively created with stickers.

Snowman Flip Card

This card is created for At Joan's Gardens using warm and cozy colors, a Christmas theme, and snow flakes. The snowflakes are on the cute two-sided designer paper called North Pole by Doodlebug Designs Inc. The Merry Christmas sentiment and edge borders (rings) and silver snowflakes are stickers available at Joan's Gardens through Elizabeth Craft Designs various Starform sticker options.   The snowman is a Dazzles stitched snowman sticker. (I also get stickers from Pop-Ups Etc.) The flip card is created with Stampin Up's Label Card die. I have used Stickles diamond glitter and rhinestones to finish this card, both are available at Joan's Gardens.