Wednesday, July 1, 2020

CAS Mix Up July (S) Stencil Tracing

Time for our July CAS Mix Up Stencil Tracing Challenge.

I am looking forward to hosting our 1st CAS Mix Up Stencil Challenge.
Be sure and check out our CAS Cards by our talented Design Team.

We also have "Three" very talented Guest Designers this month as they all were
Top Picks for the
May CAS Mix Up, CAS Stencil and CAS Watercolour Challenges:-)

Be sure and check out Greta (GG Creations), Sandie (London Days) and Kia (Kia's Place)
Gorgeous CAS Creative Stencil Tracing cards:-)


This is the 2nd CAS Mix Up Challenge after Loll did some reorganizing to make
her life simpler and the DT girls too.  We are rotating CAS Mix Up, CAS Stenciling and 
CAS Watercolour Challenges in that order and repeating every 3 months.

I did not find any video's for Stencil Tracing online.
Basically you can outline with the stencil left on your image or outline
with the stencil removed.

Just add Stencil Tracing to my blog search to find many card examples in my blog.

Here is my Stencil Traced card.

I found this monoprint stenciled with Brushos Orange, Brilliant Red and Purple
crystal powders image in my Brushos stash.

I had laid the Dina Wakley "Leafy" stencil over Strathmore Mixed Media paper.
Secured with masking tape.  Then sprinkled the Brusho powders onto the paper and spritzed
liberally with water using T.H. Distress Sprayer to make a positive image layer. 

Did not want to waste all the ink on the stencil,  so removed stencil carefully
 and flipped over inky side of stencil onto another piece of MM paper.
Placed paper towel onto the stencil to transfer the ink onto MM paper
to get a monoprint image!

That was the negative monoprint image I found in my stash.
I die cut the piece with Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Die.
I could not line up the "Leafy" stencil,  so used an Ultra Fine Point Black Sharpie
to hand draw around the leaves and frame.

Popped up image with white craft foam and added to die cut SU Very Vanilla CS.
Added layers to Very Vanilla Thick cardbase.
Attached STAMPlorations Clear Sticker "Shine Bright" onto very vanilla scrap and Done!

I was pleased with the CAS artsy look of my card.
Hope you like it too and join us at our 1st CAS Mix Up Stencil Challenge.
You have until the 24th to play along! Hugs..



Supplies:
Stamps: None
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media.  SU Very Vanilla Thick.
Inks: Brushos: Orange, Brilliant Red and Purple. 
Accessories: Dina Wakley "Leafy" Stencil.  MB Stitched Rectangles Dies.  Ultra Fine Point Black Sharpie. T.H.Distress Sprayer. STAMPlorations Clear Stickers-"Shine Bright".


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

CRAFTplorations New Chipboard Products

Sharing my new CRAFTplorations Chipboard ATC's and Butterflies by STAMPlorations!

Shery is offering a little give away prize (ATC Kit Sampler).
To qualify all you have to do is comment on the STAMPloration Blog post
and my scandinancycreates blog by July 8th.

Always fun to be creative with new STAMPloration products.
Have you checked out the new CRAFTplorations line of products?

MDF (30), and Shaker Blends (9) in the product line.

I just received a new order of Chipboard ATC's and Small Butterflies plus
 Clear Sticker Backgrounds and Sentiments that I could not wait to play with...
and in no time I made 4 finished cards to share:-)

Card 1...happy thoughts!

 Clear Stickers: Shine Bright sentiments and Artsy Geometric Backgrounds 
I covered the butterfly with molding paste and let dry.

Painted "Small Chipboard Butterfly"with Zig markers. Drew tiny black circles
and colored black body with ultra fine tip black Sharpie pen and 
then filled in circles with white gel pen and set aside.

Next covered "ATC Chipboard" with "Artsy Geometric Sticker", a Perfect Fit!
Then attached butterfly with Connect Glue and attached "Shine Bright" sentiment.

Added Basic Black  CS layer over 100# Cardbase and added ATC and Done!

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Card 2...focus on the good!
Used same CRAFTplorations products as 1st card.
Painted directly on Small Chipboard Butterfly using Distress Oxides: 
Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserve.  Colored body with Sharpie and set aside.

Placed Clear Sticker over ATC and Attached butterfly and sentiment stickers.
Layered onto black CS and 100# Cardbase and Done!

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Card #3 be brave!
Same CRAFTplorations products as Card #1 and #2.
Painted butterfly with Molding paste and did Not let dry.
Watercolored with orange, green and light brown Zigs to get the texture.
Placed Clear sticker over ATC and then attached butterfly and sentiment stickers.
Attached to cardstock layers and Done!

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Card #4...choose happy!
Same CRAFTplorations ATC Chipboard and Clear Sticker Sentiment.
Different Clear Sticker: Botanical Backgrounds.
Clean and Simple design showing off the pretty rose design on the 
CRAFTplorations "Botanical Backgrounds" Clear Sticker.  
I am loving these ATC size background stickers.

As you can see from the stickers photo there are 4 different botanical designs.
I have become enamored with all the Clear Stickers...images and sentiments from
STAMPlorations that are all now in the CRAFTploration Product Line.

Hope you enjoyed my cards from my recent play day!
I sure had fun using different mixed media products on the new chipboard products.

Be sure to check out the CRAFTplorations links I am sharing to see
the Baltic Wood, MDF and Chipboard products in different available sizes.
Plus the awesome sticker backgrounds and sentiments.

Wishing you all creative time to make your social distancing easier and
most of all that you are staying healthy. Love and Hugs..










Monday, June 15, 2020

CAS Mix Up June Reminder: Embossed Vellum

Susan is hosting the Embossed Vellum Challenge.  All the DT cards are Stunning!


You still have until the 24th to play along.


Here is my card using Heat and Stylus Embossed Vellum,
Stamping,  Die Cutting and Watercoloring with Zigs.
I used my new Gorgeous Penny Black Country Charisma stamp set and
Country Charisma cut out set, which I had NBUS (never before used stuff)!

I used SU Vellum Cardstock,  which is a bit thicker than regular vellum.
I heat embossed the stamped images using Versa Magic Cloud Nine and Heat Embossed
with Wow White Bright EB Powder.

Then die cut the 2 flower stems and pitcher and went Wow!
Then the fun really began...

Turned images over and watercolored with Zig Clear brush pens. Dried quickly.

Turned the die cut images over onto piercing mat and used SU stylus to carefully
go over the heat embossed areas to add additional puffy texture.

I used a craft knife to add 2 small slits at top of pitcher to slip the stems thru.
Used SU Fine Tip Glue Pen to secure stems.

I used SSS "Postage Stamp Edge Frame" to die cut layer of vellum that had colored flakes
and attached to die cut White 100# CS.
Next added stamped Penny Black "Smile All Seasons" sentiment.

Placed die cut images on background using Fine Tip Glue Pen on pitcher,
then added a few SU mini dimensionals to flowers to pop up.  
Attached to SU Very Vanilla Thick cardbase and Done!

I Loved the texture and elegance of the bouquet using vellum.
Thank you Susan for your awesome challenge.
I am going to be using vellum more often now:-)  Hugs..



Supplies:
Stamps: Penny Black Country Charisma and Smile all Season.
Paper: SU Very Vanilla Thick CS.  SU Vellum Cardstock. Vellum with flakes from stash.  
Inks: Zigs.  Archival Jet Black ink.
Accessories: Penny Black Country Charisma stamp set and cut out dies.  Big Shot.  SU Stylus and Fine Tip Glue Pen and mini dimensionals and piercing mat.  SSS Postage Stamp Edge Frame.



STAMPlorations Stencil June Encore

Time for our STAMPlorations Stencil June Encore projects.
Be sure and check out the inspiring June projects by our STAMP Girls!


You still have until  the end of the month to play along.
Please follow the Rules so you will be eligible for the prizes.  Good Luck!

My STAMPlorations Products.


ARTplorations Dots all Over Stencil
CRAFTplorations Free Spirit Clear Stickers
I used another monoprint background from my stash!
I used a "Dots all Over" Stencil with Magicals powders and Bisters crystals onto
Stathmore Bristol paper. Spritzing with T.H. Distress Sprayer.

Then removed stencil and flipped over onto Bristol paper.
Covered with paper towel and pressed down lightly with hand to transfer ink.

I loved the earthy tones for a masculine birthday card.
Die cut the background with CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle
Nesting Dies.  Then attached to White 100# cardbase.

Added the CRAFTplorations Clear Stickers-Free Spirit to White CS and trimmed
and popped up on white craft foam and attached to background and Done.
 The colored background
is part of the sticker and matched perfectly with my background.

You still have until the end of the month to play along.
We Love seeing your projects.  Hugs..









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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Playing with Vellum for CAS Christmas Card Bell Challenge

Had fun making A Christmas Card with Vellum.
I am adding my card to two favorite CAS Challenges: 


and

.

Here is my CAS Christmas Card using Bells that I stamped and heat embossed on Vellum.
I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and used 3 different Dies.

Close Up showing true Gold heat embossed colors.

I began by die cutting the SU 100# card front with Reverse Confetti "Lacy Scallop Frame".
Then die cut the window aperture using Memory Box "Stitched Circle" die.

Next die cut another circle with SU Vellum Cardstock and stamped and heat embossed 
with SU Gold EB Powder the bells from SU "Bells and Boughs" (retired) stamp set.

Tip: Do not hold heat tool too close to vellum or it will curl &/Or melt!

Inlaid 1st die cut card front then attached stamped vellum using Connect Glue
behind heat embossed bells so glue would not show thru the vellum. 
Die cut and glued on die cut circle frame layer.
Weighted down with large acrylic block.

Next used a tag die (?.gift from friend) and only die cut the center out of vellum
to use for the gold heat embossed sentiment from same stamp set.
Attached with Connect Glue and Done!

I was pleased to be able to share my card with both challenges.
Always great to add to my Christmas stash too.

Enjoy and Stay Safe and Creative my friends.
You still have until the 24th to play along in the CAS Challenges.  Hugs..


Supplies:
Stamps: SU "Bells and Boughs" (retired)
Paper: SU Whisper White 100# and Vellum Cardstock.
Inks: Versamark.  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: Reverse Confetti Lacy Scallop Frame Confetti Cuts.  Memory Box Stitched Circle Dies. SU Gold EB Powder.  Heat Tool.  Gina K Connect Glue.

Monday, June 1, 2020

CAS Mix Up June: Embossed Vellum

This is Loll's 1st month of her consolidated CAS Mix Up Challenge!
hosted by the very talented Susan (Cat's Ink Corporated)
Our very talented Guest Designer is Bonnie (Paper Crafter at large)



After 4+ years it was time for Loll to simplify her challenges and her life:-)
Loll is going from 4 challenges to Two!

She combined CAS Mix Up, CAS Watercolour and CAS Stencil Challenges into
One CAS Mix Up Challenge with the 3 challenges rotating each month 
on the 1st day of each month and the reminders on the 15th.

The CAS Christmas Card Challenge will still be every month:-)

The Design Teams have been reorganized with a few girls deciding to retire,  but
I am sure they will be playing along as often as possible.

We are so happy your life will be more simplified Lolly:-)
Personally..I am excited to be able to play in all your challenges now that they 
have been consolidated.  So much inspiration by all the new Design Teams also.


Here is my Embossed Vellum CAS Card...Enjoy!
Thank you Susan for inspiring me to get out my SU Vellum Cardstock:-)

I cut an A2 size piece of Vellum and dry embossed with SU "Layered Leaves" Dynamic
EB Folder.  Then chose a Spellbinder Hemstitch Rectangles die cut frame to
die cut the vellum.

Then placed vellum upside down (debossed side) on SU piercing mat and used SU 
stylus to trace with a bit of pressure over all the leaves and stems to raise the dry
embossed leaves even more than the EB folder.

Next used the larger end of stylus to go over the entire leaves. It gives a
wonderful white line texture to the leaves.
Then colored the raised leaves with 2 Green Zig watercolor pens.

Attached vellum layer using SU Fine Tip Glue Pen 
to SU Whisper White 100# cardstock.  The green leaves hid the glue:-)
Added die cut Hemstitch frame and stamped Penny Black sentiment.

Popped up image layer using white craft foam onto Whisper White 100#
card base and Done!  Loved the results:-)

I am so happy to be back on the CAS Mix Up Challenge,  which now includes
the CAS Watercolour and CAS Stencil Challenges...Perfect!!

Congratulations on your new revamped Challenges,  Lolly!

We would love to have all our followers and hopefully new followers join us.  
You have until the 24th to play along!  Hugs..



Supplies:
Stamps: Penny Black Happy Snippets
Paper: SU Whisper White 100# and Vellum Cardstock.
Inks: Zigs..Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: SU "Layered Leaves" Dynamic  EB Folder, pierced mat, stylus and fine tip glue pen.  Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles Dies.