Author Archives: Yvonne

Holidays Full of Unexpected Surprises

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  • Stamps – Darcie’s Heart & Home “Unexpected Surprises”
  • Patterned papers – Carta Bella “Merry Ornaments, Merry Alphabet, and Merry Borders
  • Die – Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Ironwork Motifs”
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Zig Clean Color Markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I’m still catching up on posting some holiday cards. This one was made with a background of paper strips using the Bargello technique. The colors are a little unorthodox, which was kind of fun for a change. I colored the image with Zig markers. Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!

 


Late to the party… Christmas Card!

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  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp – “Holiday Frames”
  • Gelli plate print
  • Patterned paper – Echo Park “Home for the Holidays: Ornaments”
  • Silver Metallic cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling “Emerald City”
  • Sierra Pacific Crafts tinsel trim (green)

I ran out of time before Christmas to post here, so I have to catch up and show a few more Christmas cards! This is one that I made with a gelli plate print as a backdrop for this die-cut set. I layered some papers and added some pretty tinsel trim. Viola! Thanks for stopping by.

 

 


Season’s Greetings featuring Gelli print

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  • Dies –
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities – Resplendent Rectangles
    • Elizabeth Craft Designs – Season’s Greetings
    • Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations – Holiday Greens
  • Patterned paper – KaiserCraft – Christmas Carol 6-1/2″ paper pad
  • Metallic paper (red) – Paper Accents
  • Gelli Plate print

It was kind of difficult to capture this ornament accurately with all of the reflection on the red metallic die-cut. This die-cut really shines and sparkles! The background is a gelli plate print I made previously, mainly with red paint and stencils. I accented the frame with holly from the Sizzix die set. The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Make it Sparkle, but I hope a little shine will also fit the bill! Thanks for visiting and Happy Holidays!

 


Magical Ornaments

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  • Dies
    • Tonic – Acorn Swirl
    • Little B – Labels
  • Vintage Photos
  • Ranger Distress Collage Medium – Crazing
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology
    • Alpha cards
    • Mirrored stars
    • Tinsel Twine – Autumn
    • Tissue Tape
  • Sierra Pacific Crafts tinsel trim (green)
  • Cork Tape
  • Metal adhesive dots – Mark Richards and Colorbox
  • Metallic cardstock – Paper Accents (silver and red)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Walnut Stain

I created three ornaments for three magician friends who have been mentors for Trenton since January 2009 (nearly 8 years), since he was 10 years old. He was the charter member of Salem’s Society of Young Magicians and performing magic effects has been a large part of young life. Now that he is 18, as the bylaws of the Society of Young Magicians state, he must move up to the Society of American Magicians (the adult group). So this weekend, Trenton attended his last meeting and performed in his last show with the group. As a thank you, our family gave Glen, Tom and John (the mentors) each a gift basket and each included a personalized ornament shown above.

magic-detailornamentI took a vintage image of a magician and collaged it with some die-cuts and other ephemera. I applied collage medium that gave the image an antiqued quality, including a crazing (crackle) effect. Then I added some walnut stain Distress Ink to the edges of the image and to the crazed texture to show it off a bit more. I created a different composition for each ornament that included an Alpha card (playing off the tricks they all do with cards) that is an initial of either their first or last name, and other embellishments for visual interest. It was a fun project to do and hopefully provided them with a small memento that will make them think of Trenton when they decorate their trees.

I am including this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge “Christmas Gifts.”

Thanks for stopping by.

 


Artist’s Trading Card – Earth Laughs

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  • Stamps – Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection “Mini Bouquet”
  • Dies – Sizzix Framelets “Flower Garden & Mini Bouquet”
  • Embossing folder – Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions “Leaves”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling
  • Zig Clean Color markers
  • Ranger Distress Inks

I created these Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) to swap with some online friends. Our theme was Nature’s Beauty. I started by stamping the flower images on watercolor paper and then coloring them with Zig Clean Color markers and a water brush. I used the matching dies to cut out the watercolored flowers. After I cut the cardstock into trading card size (2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″), I ran them through my Cuttlebug with the embossing folder to achieve the leaf background. I then adhered the die-cut flowers to the cards. I printed out the Emerson quote and applied Distress inks, cut out the quotes and adhered them to the cards. Thanks for visiting.


Mosaic Butterflies

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  • Stamps –
    • Indigo Blu Limor Webber Designs – “Limor Circles”
    • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection – “Papillon”
  • Strathmore Bristol paper
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks
  • White embossing powder
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons
  • Derwent Inktense pencil
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Crazing
  • Cardstock

I was inspired to make this from a project in the October 2016 issue of Craft Stamper magazine, and adapted the technique to fit the supplies I had. First I created a mosaic background first, by cutting up different sized “tiles” from bristol paper, fitting them together and adhering them onto a piece of heavy cardstock. I then applied Distress Inks to the background with a foam applicator before stamping the butterfly image. I spattered some water to give it some additional visual interest. I then stamped and heat embossed the circles, using white embossing powder for some nice contrast. I added the tissue tape and accents with the Inktense pencil and Distress Crayon. Finally, I added a thick coating of Crazing collage medium around the edges to give it a nice crackle, let it dry and attached it to a folded navy card. I will enter this in the Anything Goes November Challenge at Craft Stamper, taking the theme and making it my own! Thanks for stopping by.

 


Lawn Fawn Get Well

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  • Stamps –
    • Lawn Fawn “Jump for Joy” set and “Wheelie Like You”
    • Avery Elle “Petals and Stems” (sentiment)
  • Patterned papers –
    • Bella Blvd “Hello Autumn”
    • Pebbles “Woodland Forest”
  • Woodgrain tape – American Crafts
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this card for my son to give his good friend who was just diagnosed with Leukemia. They’ve been friends since kindergarten–and now they are high school seniors. I colored the critters with Copics and then fussy cut them. I didn’t want any white around the edges that the dies would leave (and I don’t have dies for all of the creatures anyway!). I edged all of the critters and leaves with black. I arranged the animals and added some sequins to jazz things up a bit. I stamped the sentiment on the woodgrain tape and cut a “tail” for a flag.

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Critters and Creatures Linky Party 8

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Autumn

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