Saturday, May 31, 2008
When your project is done, use ISC17 for your SCS upload. Be sure to link back here to your gallery or blog!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
First, I covered the chipboard circle with Bali Breeze paper. Then I covered the flower petals with So Saffron craft ink and embossed with Irridescent Ice for some sparkle. I wanted to use some nice big ribbon for the piece behind the flower, and I found this Regal Rose ribbon in my stash. I went to the color combo site here to find the 4th color. I had lots of options but chose Soft Sky. Since the ribbon is bulky and I added the hardware, I used dimensionals under the Soft Sky paper. Before I stuck it down, I added all the hardware. I used the mat from the Crafters Tool Kit to line up the brads. I adhered the Soft Sky to a layer of So Saffron mounted onto an Old Olive card.
This card is definitely different for me. I think it kind of looks like a Beate card. (Well, if I'd used Chocolate Chip, it would DEFINITELY look like a Beate card. LOL) What do you think?
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Be Happy; Paper: So Saffron, Old Olive, Soft Sky Prints DSP, Bali Breeze DSP; Ink: Regal Rose, So Saffron craft; Accessories: Irridescent Ice EP, On Board Blossoms & Basics, Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals, Styled Silver hodgepodge hardware, crafters tool kit
If you play along, use keyword ISC16 and post a link here.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Use keyword ISC15 if you post to the SCS gallery. Be sure to put a link here if you play along!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Here's what I did. (Please don't ask me for measurements because I didn't write them down. I really should have since I may do another one. If I do, I'll write down the measurements and post them, OK?) I measured the top edge of the long side and the height of the tin. (I left a little border of the metal showing so I wouldn't have to worry about the edges of the paper butting up against each other.) I cut a rectangle that size. I held the paper up against the tin and marked on each side of the bottom edge where I wanted the paper to end and then cut from those marks up to the top corners using my paper trimmer. I cut the same piece for the other side of the tin and then repeated the steps for the two short ends. I adhered the paper to the tin using Matte Mod Podge. I painted it onto the tin and also over the paper to make sure it was secure.
I figured out how many eyelets I wanted on each side. I measured the top edge of the tin and divided that number by the number of eyelets plus one. (That's because 2 eyelets divide it into 3 equal sections.) I used a pencil to mark off where the eyelets would go then punched all of the holes with the CAD. Since I used the jumbo eyelets, I punched again a couple of times to enlarge the hole slightly so the eyelet would fit.
Weaving the ribbon was really just trial and error. I couldn't get it to fit exactly how I wanted it; I'm guessing it is because I had even numbers of holes on each side. Anyway, I used mini glue dots to adhere the ribbon in the corners so that it would look right on the outside.
After you've uploaded your eyelet creations (using keyword ISC13 on SCS), post the link here so I can check it out!
Saturday, May 3, 2008
This project is based on something that Jaron showed us at Regional. He used CDs to make decorative letters that he hung on a metal bar. I loved the idea but didn't want anything that elaborate, so I decided to make a little bulletin board of sorts. I used a junk CD that I got in the mail. First, I traced the CD onto the patterned paper (Almost Amethyst of course!) and cut out the circle just inside the line. I coated the label side of the CD with ModPodge and laid it onto the paper circle. I turned the CD over and made sure the paper was smooth with no bubbles. Then I just let it sit for a while to dry. (When Jaron made his, he used Crystal Effects for the adhesive.) After it was dry, I used a sanding block to smooth down the edges of the paper. (It left a white rim of paper, but I like that look. I could have kept sanding to remove all of it.) I punched a hole in the CD with my Cropadile then I punched part of a hole a couple more times around the edge of the first hole. (The reason for this is that the jumbo eyelets are slightly larger than the hole the CAD punches.) Then I used the CAD to set my eyelet. I added some Elegant Eggplant ribbon and tied a piece of Basic Gray taffeta around it. It seemed a little plain so I popped in a rhinestone brad. I took a medium binder clip and adhered a coordinating piece of paper with glue stick. I used Crystal Effects to adhere the clip to the CD. ( i put CE along the bottom edge of the clip as well as along the top of metal piece for maximum adhesion.)
If you play along, please link your project here. Use ISC13 as a keyword if uploading to the SCS gallery. Thanks to those who made beautiful ribbon cards last week!
Tip of the Day: When setting a jumbo eyelet, press the handles together twice. The first time rolls up the flange; the second time rolls it up a little more so it looks and fits much nicer.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I was inspired by Kristina Werner who posted a video tutorial for ribbon weaving. See that video here. I'll try to make a photo tutorial this week for those who can't/won't watch video online.
Last night, we had our monthly craft night at church, and I actually got a lot done for once. I worked on some of the make and takes from Regionals that I hadn't finished. I made a Mother's Day gift for my mom (super cute AND in her favorite color), but of course, I can't show you that until after Mother's Day. I did this ribbon weaving piece. I made a little clipboard from a CD for my desk at work, and I made a double pocket card. That's probably the most I have EVER gotten done. I usually forget something that I need that stops me in my tracks. Last night, I didn't have anything in particular that HAD to get done, and I had several things to work on. Plus, I always love hanging out with Rhonda and Pauline. And Rhonda gave me the pink taffeta ribbon that I used on the card. Thanks, Rhonda!
The color combo for the card is from SCS this week: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink. I started with the celery ribbon, which is from Fairy Tales Ribbon Originals. I adhered (or adhesed, as Jaron would say!) it to a Chocolate Chip mat. The card base is Pretty in Pink. I stamped the Sanded background onto it multiple times in different directions and then sponged pink around the edges. I used Sticky Strip to adhere, adhese the Chocolate Chip twill ribbon to the pink taffeta. I used the horizontal slot punch to notch the edge of the card for the ribbon to go through. I cut a separate piece of pink taffeta to make the knot, and I added a ribbon slide to the knot. The rub-on is from the retired SAB set. (I tried rub-ons on the celery ribbon, but it was too textured for the rub-on to stick.) I took 3 small flowers from the Pretties Kit and removed them from their stems. (They just slide off.) I smooshed them onto my PIP spot, spread the color with an aquapainter, and heat set them to dry. I put them back on the stems and stuck the stems down into the ribbon seams. I used mini glue dots stacked on top of each other to adhere the flowers to the ribbon.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Sanded; Paper: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink; Ink: Pretty in Pink; Accessories: Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals, Chocolate Chip polytwill ribbon, Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, Love & Happiness rub-ons, Pretties kit, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, horizontal slot punch
Give my ribbon challenge a try and post a link to your card here. Use ISC12 as a keyword if you post to SCS.
P.S. I think I should explain the whole adhesed thing. Jaron Winder said at Regionals that he thinks we should say "adhese" instead of "adhere" because we are using adhesive. He said that he told Shelli Gardner that, and Shelli told him he should find another job... He is hilarious!
Saturday, April 5, 2008
I decided that I wanted to use a rhinestone brad for the center, so of course I chose the lavender one! Then I thought that Eggplant would go perfectly with it. I grabbed the Color Coach and chose Old Olive and Pretty in Pink for my other colors.
I cut a 3" square of Confetti White and stamped the big flower in Elegant Eggplant. I used my aquapainter to pull the ink from the stamped outline into the petal. The aqua painter was a little wet, and it kinda melted the center dots. So I went over those with ink and a blender pen. I filled in the dots between the petals with Pretty in Pink and a blender pen. I distressed the edges with the cutter kit and inked them with pink. I mounted that on a 3 1/4" square of Old Olive. I added the rhinestone brad and mounted it with Stampin' Dimensionals. I punched photo corners out of Elegant Eggplant and added paper piercing before attaching them to the main image.
For the card base, I used Pretty in Pink, a rare occurence for me. I stamped a swirl in Old Olive all over the card. I debated about what to add to the bottom and finally settled on Old Olive polytwill ribbon. I used the horizontal slot punch to make a little notch in the folded edge of the card for the ribbon to go through. Then I added "celebrate" from the SAB rub-ons.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Doodle This; Paper: Confetti White, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink; Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink: Accessories: Ice Circles rhinestone brad, photo corner punch, crafters tool kit, cutter kit, Old Olive polytwill ribbon, Love & Happiness rub-ons, horizontal slot punch, aquapainter, blender pen
If you play along, please post a link to your card here. If you post it in your SCS gallery, use keyword ISC10.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
A great way to get ideas for a monochromatic color scheme is to look at the SU Color Coach. On one side, there is a set of Dynamic Duos. That's how I chose Pumpkin Pie and Apricot Appeal plus white. There's not much stamping on this card. The background is Sanded stamped with Apricot Appeal craft ink and then heat set. The patterned paper is from the Level 1 Hostess Prints Pack (2 1/2" X 4"). I made 2 sets of scallops for the border using the scallop circle punch. (See this post for directions.) The flower is from the Die-cut Blooms in the Occasions Mini. I used a rub-on from A Perfect Day. (These are also in the Occasions Mini. The Die-Cut Blooms, A Perfect Day rub-ons, Summer Picnic paper and Tart & Tangy stamp set all coordinate. I love that!) I added some dimension to the flower with a felt flower from the Flower Fusion tin and a flowery brad from the Styled Sliver Hodgepodge Hardware. I tied on some Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon and added a row of rub-ons to the bottom of the card to finish it off.
Also, the layout is Beate's sketch for this weekend's challenge. She made the COOLEST accent for her card by gluing a half-pearl into the center of the flower ribbon slide. Check it out here.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Sanded; Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Die-cut Blooms, Apricot Appeal Prints DSP; Ink: Apricot Appeal craft; Accessories: A Perfect Day rub-ons, Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Flower Fusion Accents & Elements, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware
Saturday, March 15, 2008
I got some swaps in the last couple of weeks. I just loved Crystal's card! I saw it on her blog first, and I was thrilled when I got a real "live" one! There's a link to Crystal's blog over on the right, and she is caspen1973 on SCS. Her card is the top one, and mine is on the bottom.
I wanted to try the faux silk technique and also Beate's sketch for this week, so I used Crystal's card for inspiration and made it my own!
For the faux silk technique, you stamp onto tissue paper, crumple it up, smooth it out and then glue it onto a piece of cardstock. (Glue stick worked great for me.)
Supplies: Stamps: Always, Weathered; Paper: tissue paper, Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery; Ink: Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise; Accessories: Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Tempting Turquoise narrow grosgrain, white gel pen, word window punch