Saturday, December 3, 2016

Island Wedding Card

Made this wedding card for a couple who were married in the US Virgin Islands a few weeks ago.
We will be going to a reception here on the mainland. We didn't attend the wedding.

My wrinkle free distress background, reminded me of the ocean.
So I dry embossed it with the Tide embossing folder to add some "waves".
I wrote the bride and groom's names in black marker on a scalloped heart
and stamped the sentiment on an oval layer.
Cut a strip of tulle and made a bow.

Here is the inside of the card

Stamps
PSX F2278
Hero Arts Clear Design Treasure the Moments

Inks:
Distress salty ocean, scattered straw
Stampin' Up bliss blue
Versafine black onyx

Tide Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder-Waves EF0020
Fiskars border punch

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Friendship Cards on Wrinkle Free Distress Backgrounds

Here are cards made with some wrinkle free distress pieces 

I have been wanting to use my new friendship stamp called Heart of Friendship by Stampendous.
I thought a collage-y card would look nice on the background with this sentiment.
If you know me, you know how I love the collage-y look.

Here's a closer look. You can always click on the image for a larger view.

Used a "ribbon like" mesh as a stencil, sponging with mowed lawn.
Used picket fence stain on a Rays stamp from Stampers Anonymous Bitty Grunge CMS087 
in the upper left corner but this did not show up well. So, I dried it with heat tool 
and stamped over it with Frost White Color Box pigment ink.
Hard to see in the photo.
Stampendous Heart of Friendship  stamped in peacock feathers
Michael Strong's mini cloisonne heart in broken china.
Used fossiliaed amber for:
Stampin' Up's postage stamps from Travel Post
Stampin' Up's key from Antique Collectibles
Stampin' Up's ledger script from Office Ephemera.
Used distress tool on edges and sponged with broken china
Added fun fur yarn and attached to white card
in which the edges were sponged in broken china.

The distress background piece for this card was a little small
so I added a black layer underneath, trimming the border with a Fiskars border punch-Rope.
Used the "ribbon mesh" stencil sponging with mowed lawn.
Stamped Rays stamp from Stampers Anonymous Bitty Grunge CMS087
in Frost White Color Box pigment ink in center.
Stamped both the 
Stampendous Heart of Friendship
and
Michael Strong's mini cloisonne heart
in mowed lawn.
Used fossilized amber for:
Stampin' Up's cancelled postage stamp & ledger script from Office Ephemera
Stampin' Up's hotel oval from  Travel Post.
Used distress tool on edges and sponged with mowed lawn.
Added fun fur yarn and attached to green card.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Kraft Wedding Card

Made this wedding card for a very dear couple whose wedding was Nov. 19.
I chose kraft cardstock because the wedding invitation was on kraft paper!

For stamping I used my Just Rite monogram set and a PSX sentiment stamp.
For dry embossing I used Cuttlebug Heart Blocks and Textile embossing folders.

On the inside I used a favorite Hero Arts Clear design set called 
Treasure The Moments-Cl156
Used a Fiscars border punch-Rope on each side.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Anniversary Card

Here is an anniversary card that I made using wrinkle free distress technique.
It's so easy and fun!
Since I had used a previously made background, I'm not positive about the inkpad colors.
I think they were
peacock feathers, mowed lawn and scattered straw
 tapped directly on craft sheet, next to each other. 
Spritzed with a fine mist of water till the color beaded up
then placed paper directly on top, moving the paper just a little.
You can see my wrinkle free distress tutorial here.
I learned from Tim Holtz' wrinkle free distress technique
described here and here.
I usually use Georgia Pacific 110 pound paper, 92 bright.
You can experiment on other papers.
I like to run more than 1 piece of paper through the "color" on the craft sheet.
Then I have extras for quick cards.
I usually let my paper air dry, but you can use a heat tool also.

Stamps and inks used:
Hero Arts Harelquin Pattern Block G3316 in peacock feathers
Hero Arts Woodland Grasses F3182 in wild honey
Stampabilities Happy Anniversary DC CR1148 sentiment in Versafine black onyx
Michael Strong's mini hearts in mermaid lagoon, fussy cut and attached with foam tape.

Fun fur yarn added then the layer was attached to blue card stock.
I wrote in the names of my friends, Hetty & Raymond with my new favorite pen,
Faber-Castell PITT artist pen BLACK 199*** XS .01 nib

I also stamped Michael Strong's mini hearts inside.

Since I wasn't sure exactly which colors I used on the card, I made some samples for you.
Used distress ink pads: broken china, scattered straw and mowed lawn.

Used distress ink pads: mermaid lagoon, mowed lawn and fossilized amber.

Hope you have fun with wrinkle free distress technique!
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Kid's Sweatpants

I made sweatpants for my 18 month old grandson, Gavin.
The last pair I made for him were too long, so I measured the pants he was wearing.
These were the measurements:
inseam  12-1/4 inches
outseam  17-3/4 inches

For these pants I used Angel Hickman Peterson’s Fleece Fun Easy Pants Pattern
 I used size 24 months, except that I cut them shorter, at the 18 month line.
Waist elastic-18" long by 3/4" wide.
Bottom leg elastic-7-3/4" long by 1/2" wide.
I straight stitched the casings for the waistline-1-1/2 inches turned over
and leg bottom-1 inch turned over.