Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Transformations Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Transformations Blog Hop.

For me, a greeting card can simply be a thing of beauty to look at and enjoy. I decided to use the Transformations rubber stamps, along with white ink and pastel chalks to create a colorful panel for the front of a card. It is so pretty, you might just want to keep it for yourself!

How to create this card.

1. Use Pan Pastels and foam applicator to blend color onto Translucent Paper. Since skin oils from your finger tips can cause spots, use a scrap of paper to hold matte in place while applying pastels. Rub on color until matte is covered. I chose softer colors for my matte, but it would look just as pretty with bright colors. It's your choice!

2. Flip matte over so colored side is facing down. The colors will look more muted and blended on this side.

3. Use White Pigment Ink to rubber stamp onto the matte. The image I chose is from the Transformations Collection Unmounted Rubber. Trim the paper to fit the front of your card.

4. Attach the artwork with four decorative brads from your stash.

I hope you enjoy this quick and easy technique.

Next on the hop is Deb at Lift Bridge Cards and Crafts.

Thank you for stopping by,

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Woven Strands Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring the Woven Strands Kit.

I seem to be card crazy with this collection, so here is my photo library of Woven Strands cards created with the unmounted rubber stamp sets.

From the Collection UM sheet:

A little closer look:

Extra Fine Gold Embossing Powder worked well for both the greeting and card panel art on this card. 

The Celtic Knot image is all one stamp but was fun to cut up after stamping on White and Burgundy to create a checkerboard look.

This one may be my favorite of the bunch. Use a foam tip applicator and dye inks to create the soft multicolored background on the card panel; then stamp the image with the same ink colors.
Now from the Borders & Backgrounds sheet:

Looking a bit more closely . . .

Gems from the Woven Strands Deluxe kit were added with the elbow tweezers and Club Scrap's handy Glue Pen.
Tie the green ribbon to a paper clip for a quick and inexpensive embellishment.
White Pigment Ink looks great with these images!

Now, on to the Greeting UM with the same quote and three completely different looks . . .

The White Strip is ribbon from the Woven Strands fiber pack, I rubber stamped with dye inks.

Lastly, the Art Nouveau UM:

A closer look at the stamping.

My white gel pen came in handy for coloring in the Celtic knot stamped image.

The extra fine embossing powder worked well with the sentiment and directly on the wooden embellishments.

It's been a fun card making extravaganza this month. Thanks for looking!

Your next stop on the hop is Sassy Cards by Alicia. You won't want to miss what she has been up to!


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Cantina Blog Hop

It's happy hour at the Club Scrap Cantina Blog Hop!

Welcome to my stop. Today I was inspired by Dairy Queen marketing. After picking up a frosty treat for my dear daughter and me, I noticed this cardboard cube tower next to the restaurant exit. It stood about as tall as I am. Since it could easily be converted to a tabletop variation using CS papers, I snapped a pic of it on our way out to remember the idea.

Dairy Queen Marketing

My photo cube variation of the Dairy Queen Marketing

Here are the pics I snapped during assembly using the Cantina Collection. I think I'll just let the pictures do the talking. For perspective, the matte board squares are cut to 3-1/2".

Lastly, the fun of adding photos and embellishing . . .

Next on the hop is the talented Debbie at Masculine Inspirations In Paper & Crafts.  You'll want to see what she is up to!

Kay at Club Scrap

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

National Parks Blog Hop

Welcome to my pop-up stop on Club Scrap's National Parks Blog Hop!

Pop-ups are one of my favorite crafting tricks. Club Scrap's heavy-weight papers are ideal for creating these dimensional layouts. Last week I designed a fun 12x12 pop-up scrapbook page with the National Parks Collection. Check it out:

I won't go into too many details since I already shared the technique on my previous blog entry. But I had so much fun with that one, I had to make another while the process was fresh on my mind.

Here is the page closed.

Pop-Up Page Closed

Here I am starting to lift the flap . . . my favorite part . . .

Bam! The page pops to life!

Open at a 90 degree angle

Some of you may wonder how to make something like this work within a scrapbook. Simply cutting the page protector will do the trick. Follow these steps to accommodate your pop-up:

1. Slide a closed pop-up layout into a page protector.

2. Use a permanent marker to draw a line around the entire pop-up area, including the top hinge, left, right and bottom edges.

3. Remove the layout and slide a cutting mat into the protector.

4. Use a grid ruler and craft knife to cut around the outside of the markings, making the opening slightly larger than the pop-up flap.

5. Completely remove the rectangular portion of the page protector.

6. Slide the layout back into the prepared protector, and the pop-up will function freely.

Thank you for popping in!

Next on the hop is the talented and witty Janet Moran at Dishing With Janet. Be sure to check out what she's up to.