Sunday, March 24, 2013

Teenager's Room Door Hanger

Happy Sunday everyone.  It's Chris here back with another fun and easy blog project for The Stamping Shack, where I am a DT member.  This time I made Door Hanger for a Teenage Girls room.  This will be my niece's birthday gift next month.  Now on with the project.

Foam Board - cut to 4 x 9
Circle Cutter
Color Pencils
Printed Digi
Card Stock of your choosing
Foam dots
Liquid Glue
Die, for sentiment
Nail file, large one

1. Print and color your digi with color pencils or what ever coloring item you choose.  I used color pencils. The image I chose is from the Stamping Shack store and is called " Chatty Girl" from the Lilliputs Range and  can be found here.  Color and put aside.

2. You should have a 4 x 9 piece of foam board ready to have a 2 3/4 in circle cut in the top about 1 inch down.  I filed the inside of circle with large nail file to soften inside edges a bit. 

3. Now cover with your choice of card stock.  I used a pretty yellow from Bazzill. Glue to foam board and be sure to cut whole nice and even. make sure to leave enough paper to fold over the side edges and glue down. Or you can add some ribbon or lace to edges. I just stuck with paper.

4.  At this point all you need to do is place your digi where you want it.  Then die cut your sentiment and attach.  Then add any embellishments you like.  I added flowers from recollection and some bling centers, plus some rhinestones.  And here is the finished project.  

You could also decorate the other side too, any way you like and make it 2 sided.  Hope you enjoyed this and have a fun Sunday.   Do stop by the Stamping Shack often as all the DT members put up some wonderful projects too. 

Until next time........
    Happy Sunday

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Another new technique I learned.....

Hello all.  I just have to share with you a new technique I learned this week from another online card making friend.  I really had fun with this one.  It's called Burnished Micro Glitter, maybe you've heard of it or even tried it, but I had not. And I just had to try it out.  

First a Tip: It's tricky when you first start...try not to touch the sticky stuff on the Sookwang paper
use the covering paper that says Sookwang to hold your sheet while attaching sticker
You start by cutting card stock to the card size you want.  Then you attach your card stock to one side of the sticky Sookwang. Then remove the sticker from it's backing...carefully...and don't toss the negative as you can transfer that with transfer sheets as I showed yesterday.  Now remove the backing from the sticky side of the Sookwang, place your sticker where you want it.  Then using a coffee filter cover the entire sticky side with the sticker on with the warm highlights micro fine glitter.  You then take your finger and rub the glittter into all of the sticky parts and the sticker.  It will start to feel velvetty like and not rough and that will tell you it done. Then you can shake the left over glitter back into its container.  Now you color with copics or other alcohol markers.  Be careful to use a light hand when coloring and do not press hard just go lightly and carefully, the alcohol markers can bleed thru if not careful.  Takes a little practice but is oh so fun!
 WaLa you have a card front!  Here is the sticker image and the card:

 OK so now all you do is build your card.  That's all there is to it.  Fun right?  I really like this and will be doing more of this technique for sure.  You can get more info on this technique by searching You Tube for "Burnished Micro fine glitter technique" videos.  And you cane get the supplies at Elizabeth Crafts and/or Frantic Stamper, both have online stores.  I have also heard some stamp stores carry the stuff too but you will have to do your homework to find it.  Hope you enjoyed this technique b/c I sure did.

Have a great day...

Until next time.

Monday, March 18, 2013

New technique to me....

Hello, I must first off welcome another follower to my blog.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 
Now I decided to try something new to me that i found out from a fellow card maker and friend. This technique uses the negative part of stickers.  You know what's left on the paper backing when you use the positive sticker image.  So don't toss these out you can still use them.  Here is a card I did with the negative sticker image.  It's very CAS and I actually really like it. Here it is: 
It's really cool and easy to do.  I used some sticky transfer paper called Stardust.  You peel the backing of and add the negative sticker to it and put the sticky side back on the backing paper and burnish the image with a bone folder. Make sure you do this very well than take the backing off and stick it to your card or what ever you want it on.  Then just peel the Transfer paper off carefully.  It can re -used so do not toss it.  I put my sticker on some card stock and circle punched it out and attached to the card front with foam dots.  I also scored some lines to top left and bottom right sides of card front.  I then decided it needed a bit more so added the negative of a few flowers stickers, done the exact same way as I did the center sticker and added to black gemstones too. And Voila, you have a card.  It was something different to try.  The stickers are from Elizabeth Crafts as was the transfer paper.  A friend had given me a few supplies from her stash for me to try the technique out and I do think I will be ordering more, it was fun to make. 

Do drop back later this evening or possibly tomorrow for another new technique to me it's called "Burnished Micro Glitter" I believe and it is a lot of fun too.  See ya soon.  And thanks for coming by for a visit!

Until next time,

Friday, March 15, 2013

Here comes Peter Cotton tail....

Hello Peeps, it's time again for another Challenge over at The Stamping Shack Blog where I am on the DT.  The theme this time is Easter.

First off... Here are the Rules!

1.  Anyone can enter as long as you are a follower of our blog.

2.  You can enter up to 3 times per challenge.

3.  You must have fun!

And that is as complicated as it get!

The challenge will run from 8am GMT on 15th March until 8am GMT on 31st March.
(USA times are approx. 5 hours off UK times I believe, just so you know).

Here is the card I made for the challenge.  I am not thrilled with it, was having a bad Mojo day when I made it....but that's all part of it I guess.  The image I chose is called " Daisy with Bunny" from the Oscar and daisy Range and can be found here.  

 I colored the digi image with Tombow markers. Used tape runner to attach all pieces together.  Added blue & clear gemstone bling and the punched flowers where recycled from another card that I had around.  I also used deckle edge scissors to trim around white rectangle after printing the sentiment.  And that is it!  

So please do go by the Stamping Shack Blog and join us for a fun Easter Challenge and be sure to check out all the awesome inspiring work by all my other teamies. There are some really cool creations this time around by them.  Hope to see you there......

Until next time

Monday, March 11, 2013

Thank You card cased challenge

 Hello everyone, Happy Monday.  I was needing a to make a Thank You card for a friend and then I noticed that Card Camp a yahoo group I belong to was having a Cased Card Challenge this week. The above card is the card we were supposed to case.   Here is my cased Thank you card. 
That's all I have today.  Have fabulous day!

Until next time,
 Craft on.....

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Matchbook Treat Holder

 Hi to all our Crafty Peeps.  Chris here, back again with another Sunday, Easy Project for the Stamping Shack Blog where I am a DT.   How about a Matchbook Treat Holder project today.  This so easy and makes wonderful little Thank you's for Teachers, Good Grades, Favors for Birthday parties, the list could go on and on..... The best part is this is so easy to make you could make a bunch in a very short time.  I used the digi image "Shy Goth Girl" from the Goth Kidz Range at the Stamping Shack Store. Now for this fun how to.

You will need to have the following on hand

Card Stock
Scor - Pal
Markers or Color Pencils
Printed Digi Image
Embellishments of your choosing
Stapler and staples

Step 1:
Cut your chosen card stock to  8 ½" x 3".

Step 2:
Score card stock at 1" and 5".

Step 3:
Decorate the outside with your printed and colored Digi image and other embellishments of your choice. ( Color your image how ever you decide, I used Copic  Markers) The image I choose is from The Stamping Shack Store in the Goth Kidz Range.  And is called Shy Goth Girl. Then add all your embellishments.

Step 4:
Fold into the matchbook shape.  Staple Mini treat inside at the bottom fold and slip folded top in under bottom flap. I also added a bit of paper over the staple to make it more eye pleasing and to hide the staple.  And there you have it!

See I told you it would be easy and isn't it cute too. 

Thanks for stopping by on this wonderful Sunday.  Now go play in your craft area!  And don't forget to stop by the Stamping Shack blog often to see what goodies my other team mates have in store for you.

Until next time
 Happy Crafting

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

3 made and 3 more to go

Howdy all, just thought I'd pop in and share 3 Easter Cards I made yesterday.  I still need 3 more.....
So with out further ado here are the cards.  I'm in a big hurry to go on some Pet Sitting runs but did  want to share these cards with everyone.  If you  have any questions on their making feel free to ask. 

Well there you have it, now I need to make 3 more sometime soon!  Hope everyone has a wonderful over the hump day.

Until next time,

Monday, March 4, 2013

ST. Pat;s Day Fat Card

Hello all you crafty peeps.  I made my 1st Fat Card today.  This is a fat card for a St. Patrick's day, and it's going to my step dad.   I used an freebie image from Robyn's Fetish, she creates some really fun digi stamps. And this leprechaun is one of hers.  I just thought he screamed St. Pats...... and here is the card.

OK, Now I can get on with more Easter Cards.  OHHH and I almost forgot I have to brag a bit (blushing)
my Easter Egg Cards from last week that I made where both feature cards on 2 of the Groups I belong to, WooHoo.....Sorry It's so nice to be recognized for a card.  One is featured on the Card Camp Group Site and the other is on the Outlawz Group.  It sure felt good to see them there today.  OK I'm done bragging on myself, LOL.  Alright stopping with the chatter and time to start thinking about Easter Cards.  I send a lot between family and RAKs for Card making friends so I better get busy......

Until next time
 Happy Card Making

Friday, March 1, 2013

A Card for Mum

Well It's time again for another Challenge over at The Stamping Shack blog, where I am on the Design Team.  This time the theme is "A Card for Mum".  I know your thinking it's early for Mother Day but in the UK Mother's Day is March 10th this year.  So come on over and join in and show us your creative cards for MUM.  I chose the image " Daisy with flowers" from the Oscar and Daisy range and can be purchased over at the stamping shack store.  

I colored my printed digi with Copic markers. I don't know if many of you Spellbinder fans use wax paper with your dies to cut cleanly. Well I do and look at what you can do with the die cut wax paper image, neat right?  The die is called Floral Ovals.  I wanted this card to be very "sparkly", so added tons of bling and I mean tons for me, LOL. Even used bling for her eyes.  The beautiful flowers are from       and I added some white stickles to the inside petals for even more sparkly effects.  I am not the sparkly kind but am learning to like it.  I think this card is really just to adorable!  Not sure who is going to be the lucky recipient yet b/c I have to make 6 mum's day cards for family and friends this year.  But Not bad for the first one, right?

Well that's all is have for today.  Be sure to head over to the Blog and check out all the inspiration form my other talented team mates. Thanks for popping by and visiting.  Leave me some Comment Love if your so inclined.....

Entering this card in a challenge at:

QKRStampede Blog Challenge- 3 of something

Until next time
BYE Ya'll