Hello there Paper Peeps! Well I’m still in full swing of my Christmas in July. I’ve got more retro vibe today with this non-traditional mix of colors. And it’s a shaker card!!!
Making Spirits Bright Christmas Shaker Card
Isn’t this just super fabby? I love that little car so much it was the inspiration for this project.
I’m obsessed lately with layering the chippies to create very unique and one of a kind frames and embellishments.
I am also obsessed with shaker cards. There I said it. But then you all already knew that right? LOL
I chose very festive patterns for this fun card to coordinate with the tiny tree topped car,
Here’s how I altered the chipboard…
1. Thoroughly wipe down the chippies to prepare them for finishing. 2. Each piece was given a base coat of flat white acrylic paint and allowed to dry. 3. The Bead Strand pieces were painted in bright cherry red acrylic paint. 4. The snowflakes were given a coat of sparkly embossing powder and heat set. The Bead Strand pieces were topped with a layer of Stickles.
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Bead Strands ( Coming Soon),Victorian Corners, Winter Shapes Set, Word Frames.
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a merry and bright July : ) G
Hey there Peeps! Ginny here to share a very vintagy inspired greeting card with loads of chippies and flowers , burlap and lace.
Isn’t this the sweetest? Anything with hearts and wings is going to be great, right?
There’s a lot going on here….but using the dark navy borders really helps to break up the busy patterns.
I think the burlap and lace adds so much texture and gives a really homespun country appeal.
Gorgeous flowers and pearly accents.
The cabochon in the center has flowers in the exact same shades and is the perfect focal point.
1. I wiped down the chippies and poked out the little bits to prepare them for finishing. 2. I applied a flat white embossing powder to the wings and heat set it then allowed it to cool. Focusing on the wingtips I added a layer of white and gold speckled embossing powder and set that also. A final layer of glitter snow to the very edges for added texture. 3. While the glitter snow was still wet I sprinkled on some Prills. 4. Text paper was applied to the heart and the edges sanded down with a small file. The edges are aged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The frame was easily altered with navy embossing powder and heat set.
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Flourished Frame Karen,
Petaloo~ Flowering Pick Blue Berry, Botanica Garden Roses Red.
Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Navy Burlap String
Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) Ginny
Hey there Peeps! I’m sharing a card today with a vintage beach theme that is near and dear to my heart. Our little family loves the beach so much we spend our Christmas holiday there. A little sand….a little surf. IHOP(for those not in America IHOP is International House of Pancakes) for Christmas dinner. What could be better?
All our Love Vintage Beached All Occasion Greeting Card
I think these warmer tones of blue and kraft adds to the vintagy effect.
The shells and sand dollars make a great accent and work well to fill in the flower arrangement.
A scribble frame in a circular shape breaks up the square edges.
Tucking in some cheesecloth gives the effect of netting…a natural choice for a beach card. I love the texture it adds and helps to fill in the arrangement.
The bow has white stitching and helps to break up the dark blue satin.
Last but not least…..some coordinating Prills to give the effect of water.
These chippies were fun and easy to alter to coordinate with the vintage beach theme....
1. The bare chipboard was wiped down to prepare for finishing. 2. Flat white acrylic to top off the scribble frame and gold to base coat the shells and sand dollars. 3. Crackle medium is added to the sand dollars and once dry a thin coat of white acrylic. Stamping on the frame and a bit of inking. 4. Distressing the edges makes the elements pop.
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Beach Shape Set, Scribble Frames and Lines.
Petaloo Flowers~ Burlap and Canvas Collection – Mini Garden Rosettes- pl-1213-253 , Satin with Stitched Center Navy
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G
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
Lasur for Indoor or Outdoor; Chestnut
Hey there Peeps. Well we’re all counting down the days till Christmas and maybe sneaking in a few last minute crafty projects. Today I’m sharing a fun and festive tag with the great chippies from GSL and many mixed media supplies.
These chipboard pieces are from the Winter Shapes Set and were so much fun to alter. I’ve layered them with tinsel trim, die cut doily, ribbon, and dimensional flowers.
I finished the words in this sentiment with different mediums and added a bit of faux-snow and glitter glue.
I’ve added foam spacers between the layers which gave me room to tuck some of the flowers behind.
1. Choose chippies and clean edges to prepare the surface for finishing. 2. Base coat with flat white acrylic paint….add two coats if necessary. 3. Paint the snow part of the sentiment with red paint and stamp on a texture using archival ink. You will have to mask off the parts that contact the painted red sections. 4. The hat was given a coat of black embossing powder and heat set to give a glossy finish. The small scarf is striped with the paints, markers, and permanent ink pens. Add glitter glue to the snowflakes and allow to dry before adding the faux-snow.
Using a permanent marker add green to the sentiment. A layer of glitter glue on the scarf adds a festive sparkle.
Adding a sweet face gives the snowman a little personality…I did this with Spectrum Noir markers and a Signo white gel pen.
Winter Shapes Set from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.
Whishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G
Hey there Paper Peeps! I’m having myself a good ol’ time playing with the new collections from BoBunny and the fabulous mixed media supplies from Pentart. I’m sharing a little Christmasy frame today that I created with Winter Wishes and Pentart Dekor Paint.
This dime store frame was the perfect size to display the gorgeous angel from the Noteworthy elements and cut aparts from the 12 x 12 page.
I’ve incorporated the layered chipboard sticker and trees trimmed from the sticker packaging.
The Glitter Paste added to the cut apart gives a frosty look and the 3D Powder is a lovely accent to the frame corner.
Using spacers between the layers adds a lot of depth.
I began this project by giving the frame a base coat with the Dekor Paint in white. This paint is so nice and creamy and has great coverage.
Next I used a very dry brush to add the Country Green leaving it intentionally blotchy for an aged look.
Another layer of dry brushing ..this time with the white.
After drying the layers with a heat tool I used the Silver Antique Paste to accentuate the raised areas. This prepared the frame for the finishing touch of the 3D Powder adhered with Bead Paste.
Patterned Papers: Winter Wishes-Beautiful
Layered Chipboard- Winter Wishes
Noteworthy- Winter Wishes
6×6 Paper Pad – Winter Wishes
Dekor Paint- Country Green
Antique Paste- Silver
Glitter Paste- Sugar
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day : ) G
Hey there Peeps! Just dropping in to share a fun little tutorial using the Business Card Holder to contain my two most used blending tools to keep them on top of my work desk without getting ink on the table.
The card holder fits two of the tools fit side by side and keeps them within easy reach.
I lined the bottom with paper which can be switched out if it becomes too inky but since I use Gathered Twigs and Black Soot most often there’s no worry about contaminating the felt pads with other colors if I just leave the original piece in.
I finished the sides with the same paper but with larger sections of the pattern to take advantage of the big beautiful blooms.
I added a few large and small blooms, an enamel brad and a loopy twine bow and that was just a perfect amount of embellishments to make this practical display pretty and a great addition to my work desk.
Here’s a few steps I took to create this project…
After choosing the chippies I wanted to use I gave them a good wipe down with a dry cloth to prepare them for finishing.
Using the outside pieces I traced the half oval shape onto the patterned papers and trimmed. The holder was assembled and painted a pretty soft blue to coordinate with the paper. The remaining elements were given a base coat of crisp white to prepare them for additional steps.
After applying the embossing dabber I sprinkled on pretty powder and used the heat gun to set.
I attached the chippies to the holder and finished with the embellishments.
~Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Chipboard~
~Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative.