Author Archives: Yvonne

Inlaid Snowflake Tag Card

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  • Dies
    • Snowflake – Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes”
    • Joy – Penny Black “Love & Joy”
    • Tag – Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations “Tag Collection”
  • Patterned papers – Lawn Fawn “Wool Socks” (both sides)
  • Cardstock – BoBunny “Strawberry Double Dot”
  • Bling – Mark Richards “Silver Metal”
  • Ribbon – May Arts “Solid Wrinkled” in white

I love this sketch from Retro Sketches (#13). This week’s Retro Sketches Challenge is a Wild Card, which means I can use any sketch from Retro Sketches for my card. I decided to try my hand at inlaid die cuts for this tag card. I cut the snowflakes from white cardstock and then inlaid them into die cuts in the tag so that the whole thing is flush. I did not do any stamping on this card–wow! That is pretty unusual, but die cuts were the stars for this one. It was also fun to use all of these different companies’ products combined into one card. Love to do that! Thanks for stopping by.


Beanstalk Birthday Wishes

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  • Patterned papers –
    • Graphic 45 “An Eerie Tale” 8 X 8″ pad
    • My Mind’s Eye “Collectable: Beautiful”
  • Stamp – from Hero Arts “Messages with Flourish” set
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty”
  • Stickers – Hot Off The Press Dazzles “Autum Splendor”
  • Pearls and Gems – Hero Arts “Earth Mixed Accents”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Paper Accents

I’ve got Jack and the Beanstalk featured for this card. This Graphic 45 paper collection is so pretty and it includes a number of Eerie Tales with sort of a Halloween theme. The copper colored stickers work nicely with the oranges in the papers. I’ve had those stickers in my stash for quite some time as well as the little blingy bits! I think this fits the “It’s the Most Colorful Time of the Year” challenge at Shopping Our Stash, since I used a number of Fall colors, plus green. Thanks for visiting today.

 


Happy Halloween with Fabric!

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  • Stamp – Inkadinkado
  • Fabric scraps from my stash of fat quarters
  • Claudine Hellmuth (Ranger) Studio Matte Multi-Medium
  • Ribbon – Michael’s
  • Molotow One4All Acrylic premium paint pen – Metallic Gold
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

In honor of World Card Making Day, Mixed Media Mojo has a card making challenge to make a card with a Fall/Halloween theme using some fabric. I made a pretty funky card, but it was fun to do and stretched me to use some fabric. I covered some cardstock with orange batik fabric and then covered it with gel medium–that way when I stamped the Halloween sentiment on it, the ink wouldn’t bleed into the fabric. I also like the texture it gave the fabric. I then attached the pumpkin fabric to heavy black cardstock and covered the outside edges with some ribbon. Before I attached the sentiment panel, I drew some lines and dots with my trusty Molotow metallic gold acrylic paint pen. I drew along the top and bottom of the pumpkin fabric as well and then outlined it with a Micron pen. These Molotow pens really apply the paint in a steady stream–I love the white one as well. I popped up the sentiment panel with dimensional adhesive to finish the card. Thanks for visiting.


World Card Making Day 2014

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  • Stamp – Chocolate Baroque “Rose Square”
  • Die – Penny Black “Love and Joy”
  • Embossing folder – Elizabeth Craft “Damask”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny “Boysenberry Dot”
  • Cardstock – WorldWin – Light Groovy Grape
  • Copic markers – V12, V15, V17, Y15, G40, G43, C0 and C3

Happy World Cardmaking Day! We are having an Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Blog Hop in honor of this day. Lots of cardmakers are participating, so make sure you check out all of the talent. If you’d like to know more about the current needs of OWH, check out Operation Tape Gun.

Welcome to my stop. My card is very simple and features a little bit of dimension and some texture. The stamp came as a bonus on the cover of Craft Stamper magazine! Each issue comes with an acrylic stamp. I colored the “Rose Square” stamped image with Copic markers. The small purple piece is popped up with dimensional adhesive and the sentiment die cut floats above the background. I am helping others make this same card at Runaway Art and Craft Studio this weekend during a Make & Take on Saturday.

To return to the Hop, go to the top of Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps home page and you’ll find it at the top of the page through this weekend.

Thanks for visiting!

 


Mixed Media Mojo September Challenge

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  • Stencils – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz – Dot Fade and Stencil Girl – Leaf Poetry Stencil
  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Newspaper Background”
  • Modeling Paste – Viva Modellier Creme – Mother of Pearl and Viva Ferro – Gold iron
  • Adirondak Dimension Pearls – Terra Cotta
  • Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap – Melange
  • Canvas
  • Decorative Polyester Leaves
  • Claudine Helluth Studio matte (gel) multi-medium

I created this 8 X 8″ canvas with a base of gesso and then added Ranger Distress Inks to give the background a little color. I then stamped the background with a newspaper stamp and applied some tissue wrap with matte gel medium. I added some dimension with modeling paste through stencils and painting a little paste directly onto the canvas. Finally, I attached the polyester leaves that I had in my stash with more gel medium. I drew some lines to accentuate the outline of the leaves with a fine line marker. This canvas has a lot of texture and Autumn color. I created it for the Mixed Media Mojo September Challenge, which is to create a mixed media project with a Fall theme and modeling or embossing paste. Thanks for visiting.

 

 


Another Squirrely Birthday

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  • Dies – Impression Obsession “Squirrel Set”
  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Joy to the Woods” (tree) and Impression Obsession “Vertical Greetings”
  • Patterned paper – Echo Park “Here and Now”
  • Distress Inks – Ranger – Walnut Stain, Weathered Wood, and Black Soot
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

When I first laid eyes on these squirrels, I could hardly stand it! I decided I wanted to color the squirrel die cuts and the stamped tree myself, rather than using colored paper. I cut the squirrels out of white cardstock and applied Distress Inks to get the desired colors. Then I stamped the tree trunks with brown ink, fussy cut them and then also applied Distress Inks to them. I popped up the squirrels with dimensional adhesive so they look like they are perched and climbing as squirrels would–very 3-D. It is tradition for me to make a squirrel birthday card for a friend, so this is what I came up with. Thanks for visiting today.

For a closer look:

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September OWH ODBD Challenge

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  • Stamp – My Favorite Things – “My Favorite Sentiments” set
  • Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop “Crosshatched Frags”
  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Kissing Booth: Cupid”
  • Die – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Ranger Distress Inks – Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade
  • Bling – Rhinestones – Queen & Co. and Mark Richards; Pearls – Memory Box
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This month’s Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps was to make your own background to be used on a card. I’ve been really into the backgrounds thing lately with my mixed media explorations. I thought I’d do something a little more mainstream for an OWH card, so I used Distress Inks through a stencil. This is a favorite technique of mine. I just take several colors of Distress Ink and apply it with a sponge applicator through a stencil, blending the colors. Then I stamped on top and die cut it and it looks like a piece of patterned paper. Thanks for visiting today.

 


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