Steampunk Expedition Greeting Card with Tutorial

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Hey there Paper Peeps!  I’ve got a little steampunk inspiration coming your way inspired by some gorgeous masculine papers with hot air balloons. I pulled out some of my favorite steampunk chippies from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and loads of mixed media supplies and beautiful flowers.

Steampunk Expedition All Occasion Greeting Card on Etsy

 

 

 

 

Here’s a look at how I altered the chippies….

The most important thing is to select chipboard that will enhance your project.

Even if I’m going to finish the chippies with dark colors I base coat them in flat white paint.

I used a very thick coat of Iron Paste from Pentart and allowed to dry. Next I globbed on 3D Matte Gel from art basics to add a lumpy bumpy texture, then heat set to encourage the bubbling.

Using a cosmetic sponge I dabbed and smooshed on loads of alcohol inks.

I finished up the card with flowers, micro beads and twine.

Petaloo ~Chantilly Collection – Mixed Blooms Flowers – Blue Green, Darjeeling Collection – Floral Embellishments – Hydrangeas – Teal, Mixed Textured Mini Blossoms Teal

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Hot Air Balloons Net Style, Hanging Clock Set, Steampunk Shape Set.

Carta Bella~ Old World Travel

Additional Supplies used~ art basics -3D Matte Gel, Finnabair-Bronze Micro Beads,  Pentart-Iron Paste, Ranger Adirondack -Pitch Black & Rust, Ranger Alcohol Ink-Butterscotch & Stream & Copper.
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G

Make a Splash Cards with Video Tutorial

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Hey there BoBunny Peeps! Today I’m taking a walk on the wild side with two cards created with the amazing new Make A Splash Collection.   If you like bright colors, fun patterns and really adorable penguins….this is the collection for you.

I totally want to go on a beach hut vacay with these little dudes! This card was inspired by the oh so cute little cabana houses that I fussy cut from the 12 x 12 patterned papers.  There’s elements from Noteworthy and the coordinating Layered Chipboard Stickers.

I used quite a lot of foam tape and spacers to give lots of dimension to this fun card. The banner on the top was a fussy cut element from the 12 x 12 cut apart sheet.  What a great way to bring the color to the top of the card. The little twine bow was tinted with the Lasur Stain in Chestnut which gives it a more beachy feel.

I used the same Lasur stain to color the cheesecloth for a faux fishnet effect.  This card also has the super fabulous glitter sunglasses which are so cool and I want a pair for myself! I used hot glue to adhere the fishnet and to cover the goo globs I topped it off with  coordinating buttons.

This card just makes me all kinds of happy : ) Maybe it’s the sun and palm trees that we are lacking here this time of year in Michigan? I could definitely use some warm sand beach time right about now!!!!!

Please enjoy this tutorial I’ve prepared for you so you can make some fun in the sun cards for yourself with Make a Splash.

 

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G

BoBunny Supplies; Patterned Paper; Make A Splash / Make A Splash, Happy, Vacation, Sandcastle, Sayings

Double Dot ; Burnt Orange

Noteworthy ; Make A Splash

6×6 Paper Pad ; Make A Splash

Layered Chipboard; Make A Splash

Pentart Supplies;

Lasur for Indoor or Outdoor; Chestnut

Irish Charm Wall Hanging Holiday Decor

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Happy Saturday Peeps!  We’re looking forward to an almost springlike day here in Michigan and I’m so happy for a bit of a warm up. I’m dropping in to share a sweet wall hanging I created for St Patrick’s Day with an image from the new Irish Charm Tags Digital Collage Sheet.

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This charming Irish lass is perfect for layering with patterned papers, and lots of embellies.

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There’s a glittery shamrock here with gorgeous flowers in shades of green. I tucked in some berry picks and twine to fill in a generous arrangement.

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Loopy bows tied of chevron striped twill are topped off with bows of twine and vintage buttons. There is also a length of the ribbon to display on a peg or hook.

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Chipboard altered with embossing powder and heat set creates a frame for the tag. I used spacers between the layers for depth.  I’ve got a fabby new thin striped washi tape that was perfect to add to the side of the tag  along with the enamel number plate and coordinating pearly accents.

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I used a large die to cut the background with a border of  Celtic knots.  There are layers of 100 lb cardstock and printed scrapbook paper on the back for a finished look and for sturdiness.

Irish Charm Wall hanging Holiday Home Decor

Irish Charm Tags Digital Collage available for instant download so you can create a fabby fun and festive holiday decor piece too!

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Chevron Striped Twill in Celery Green, Natural Burlap String.

Gyspy Soul Laser Cuts~ Filigree Frames.

Petaloo~ Darjeeling Garden Rosettes Green, Darjeeling Floral Minis.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies~ Celtic Rectangle Stacker Frames, French Pastry.

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Card To Welcome Baby& New Challenge at RRR

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Hey there Peeps. We’re starting a new challenge at RRR today and the theme this time is Celebrate with Ribbon or Trim ….which you know I am all about lol.

I created a card to celebrate a new baby. I think it would look really lovely displayed in a nursery after the baby arrives.  Prop it on a shelf with some books and vintage baby toys.

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This little puppy image was the inspiration for the card. I took the color cue from the border and incorporated the blues and greens.

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So many glorious flowers all arranged with coordinating ribbon, Prills, spiral stamens, and twine.

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A tiny metal charm hangs on this side and has more of the Prills and twine.  I used a tiny clip to attach a sweet label over fishtail shapes in matching paper patterns.

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Metal mailing tags and additional flowers to balance the arrangement on the top with altered chippies that create a lovely border and sentiment.

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Tattering the edges adds a lot of texture and spacers between the layers creates depth.  This card would make a great addition to the nursery décor.

Precious Baby Boy Greeting Card on Etsy

Really Reasonable Ribbons~ Chevron Striped Twill Baby BlueSpiral Stamens Baby Blue, Burlap String Ivory.

Carta Bella Paper~ Baby Mine Collection

Petaloo Flowers~ Forget Me Nots Teal, Botanica Stems, Botanica Faux Dried Mini Teal, Vintage Velvet Mini’s Teal.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Stars & Flourishes Border and Corner SetWords & Phrases 2.

 

Okay that’s all for me. Now it’s your turn to create something fabulous to celebrate and link up with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon to play along. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

 

Beautiful Day Teacup Card

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Hey Peeps!  It’s that time of year where I’m looking out the window of the cold wind and snow and thinking how much I wish it was Spring.  It doesn’t seem to want to warm up outside so I’ll have to make my own Spring by layering up pretty patterned papers and adding oodles of gorgeous flowers to my projects.

Beautiful Day Teacup All Occasion Greeting Card

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Beautiful Day Teacup All Occasion Greeting Card

Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Satin Swiss Dots in Apple Green, Ivory Burlap String.

Carta Bella Papers~ Flora No.1

Petaloo Flowers~ Darjeeling Anenome Pink, Darjeeling Petites Pink, Mini Daisies Ivory.

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Being Happy Card & Blog Hopping with Really Reasonable Ribbon

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Hey there Paper Peeps! It’s time for another fun hop with the crew at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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This month we’re using the Pink & Green Mix Monthly Ribbon Assortment.

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I’ve created a greeting card that good for just about any occasion using the gorgeous green ribbon, a sweet and thoughtful sentiment, layers of patterned papers and a garden of coordinating flowers….

Being Happy All Occasion Greeting Card

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You’re next stop in the hop is Judy.

Being Happy All Occasion Greeting Card

Additional RRR Supplies~ Ivory Burlap String.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies~English Tea Party Doily Die – DL101, Nesting doll- Circles #1 3 Piece Die Set – CASO15.

Simples Stories Papers.

Petaloo Flowers~ Botanica Collection – Floral Embellishments – Mini Gerber Daisy – Fuchsia, Darjeeling Collection – Floral Embellishments – Garden Rosette – Green , Darjeeling Collection – Floral Embellishments – Anenome – Pink , Darjeeling Collection – Floral Embellishments – Hydrangeas – Green.

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

 

 

Bonjour Dress Form Greeting Card

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Hey there Paper Peeps….or should I say Bonjour?  Yes I’m going a little French today with this dress form greeting card. It’s got black and pink and ooh la la flowers and butterflies.

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I’m using Black Satin Swiss Dot, Gladys Black Crochet Lace, and Ivory Burlap String.

Bonjour Dress Form Greeting Card on Etsy

Petaloo Flowers, Darjeeling Collection – Floral Embellishments – Anenome – Pink , Darjeeling Collection – Floral Embellishments – Hydrangeas – Pink, Darjeeling Collection – Floral Embellishments – Hydrangeas – Cream .

Patterned Paper ~ Julie Nutting~Photo Play Paper-Belle Vie Collection

Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G