This week’s challenge over at Crazy4Challenges was to pick any one of the sketches above from the yr. 2017 for your card layout. It could be any theme or colors. I chose C4C369. Do you see the mistake I made? In my haste to get this done on time I glued the silver flourishes…Read More
Below is the inside of this card: This week’s challenge over at Crazy4Challenges is to color! I just recently bought some digital stamps from The Paper Shelter. This little stamp is called “Snow Angel”and I fell in love with her! This is also a 3D scene card but only 2 layers: The Steps: Step…Read More
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This week over at Crazy4Challenges the theme is “Use lots of glitter”. The very first time I went to the big Craft Expo I took a workshop that was called “Make your own Glitter Paper”. I was fascinated with that title. Actually, it turned out to be the class where I first heard…Read More
‘ This weeks challenge over at Crazy4Challenges was to use the ocean or the beach as our inspiration. A while back I found a card that I loved and wanted to make one like it. Here is Beverly Polen’s card: So this was the perfect time to give this a try. I already had very…Read More
I was so inspired by one of Susan Tierney Cockburn’s own creations that I went right over to Elizabeth Craft Designs and bought all the stencils, (ones I didn’t have) that were on sale. Which was a fab surprise! The picture below is Susan’s card. Yes, I know mine is pitiful next to hers! But,…Read More
I’m branching out and trying to enter more challenges this year. I have found that they are a great way to challenge yourself. I work as a hairdresser for an upscale retirement community and have spent the last couple of weeks making birthday cards for the residents to give to one of their neighbors for their birthday. I have collected a lot of Art Impression stamps especially in the groups they call “Golden Oldies” and “Girlfriends“. This particular stamp is one I have had for many years. I think it was the first one I bought. It’s called “Fred and Millie Q1244“. I just love this sweet scene of these two sitting on a bench. We have a bench just like this one where I work and have often seen one or two of our residents sitting on it. We’re in California, in the Bay Area, and we don’t see snow but it does get chilly.
This is how I made the card
Of course, I first stamped the image and then colored it with Copic Markers. Since the couple are on a bench I knew I wanted the card to look as if the view was looking at them through a window. The base of the card measures 5.5″ x 7″ and is white cardstock. I made a double frame by using three Spellbinders Nested rectangles from their set called “Card Creater“. It has eight dies in the set. I use this set a lot. I simply nested a smaller die inside of a larger die so that it created a frame when it was cut. Then I repeated the same process for another frame. I glued the smaller frame to the larger one so that it sort of looked like window molding. I felt that my scene needed a winter tree so I used the “All Seasons Tree” by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs and didn’t add any leaves or flowers dies that come with this die set but I did use the die as a stencil to make the black lines on the tree.
I used a gray cardstock to cut the tree. I then positioned the tree inside the double frame where I liked it in my little scene and cut off some branches to fit. Once I had my scene completed I felt it needed drapes to look more like a window instead of just a matted picture. Luckily, I found a brown cardstock and a printed designer paper that worked together in my stash. I cut a piece of the dotted designer paper 5″ x 12″ and then just scored it in quarter inch increments all across the 12″ piece of cut paper. When you score the paper you need to flip the paper over at every other score so that you are able to pleat it easily. I then cut two pieces of pleated paper the size I needed for my curtains. My finished 2 pleated panels measure 5″ x 1″each. The sentiment tag was made by first in Word on my computer and then cut with the smallest rectangle die in the same Spellbinder set. Thanks for taking a look.
- Materials List
- White cardstock
- Brown cardstock – Recollections Spice Market
- Brown dotted designer paper – DCWV The Timeless Texure Stack
- Spellbinders Cardmaker dies
- All Seasons Tree – Elizabeth Craft Designs
- Copic Markers: B21, 23, 24 BG10,11,13,72 E00,30,71,74 RV10,25 Y8,13,15 N0
- Art Impressions wood mounted stamp Fred and Millie
This year my youngest sister is turning the big 60! That’s a tough one, or at least it was for me. So today I thought I would share this project. I knew I wanted it to be a pop-up card. I had an idea, but sometimes what’s in your head doesn’t always work out. I…Read More
This blog was started by me to help people that are new to the “crafting with paper” hobby. First a little background to what started my love for crafting with paper. My first experience was when my daughter showed me her photo albums. They were so cute and nothing like the albums that I had put pictures…Read More