Thursday, September 20, 2018

Magical Unicorn Shaker Card!

Hello Everyone,

It's been a while since my last post. I've been busy getting ready for a November craft show. But here is a super fun card I made for a friend. I've recently been introduced to My Favourite Things! Oh boy, it's like a creativity overload. I purchased the Magical Unicorns stamp and matching die set and couldn't wait to make a card using them.

For this card, I started by inking a cloud background using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Dusty Concord and Fired Brick. Then I added X-Press It high tack foam mounting tape around the circle and around the white cardstock on the top. I added some glitter and some stars and little pink sequins to the middle to make the shaker card. I used Bazzill Basics paper in Lupin and added a cute cardstock paper from Doodlebug Designs called Sweet Summer. To make the clouds, I cut out the clouds using the die from the Magical Unicorns and coloured them with my Snow Marker. When you let it dry and heat it with your embossing gun it makes it bubble up. I coloured the Unicorn using Prismacolor Premier pencil crayons and added Mod Podge gloss over the image.

I can't wait to use this stamp set again and again! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Choo Choo Here Comes Thomas and Friends

Hello Everyone,

It's been a crazy week so there haven't been any posts, but that's what back to school can do! I've been busy working on a few cards, but I wanted to show this card today. I made this card for a very special boy who's turning 5. He absolutely loves trains so I wanted to make this as "trainy" as I could.

To make this Thomas and Friends card, I used a blue Recollections paper for the 5x7 card base. I used Bazzill Basics Blackbird for the first layer on the blue. I used a fun silver texture paper from Recollections at Michaels to add a metal colour to the card. I had this fun polka dot paper with the colours of the trains in Thomas and Friends and thought it would be great for this card. I handmade the tracks using the metallic paper and kraft cardstock. I stained the edges of the track with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I found this great Thomas and Friends png file. If you don't know what a PNG file is, it's a picture that has a transparent background. So you can use it on anything and all you see is the image. No white background to cut out. I blocked out the Thomas and Friends that was originally in the cloud and added my own greeting.

I hope Nathan loves his card! It was fun to make. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Peek a Boo Christmas Card

Hello Everyone,

For my card today I tried something new for me. I've been watching the amazing videos from Jennifer McGuire Inks on YouTube. She has so many great tip and techniques as well as card making videos to watch. I fell in love with her Peek a Boo card and thought it would make a great Christmas card to send to friends and family.

For this card, I used red and kraft cardstock from Recollections by Michaels. It's just a basic cardstock in a package of 50 sheets. I used the "Happy Pawlidays" stamp set from My Favourite Things (which incidentally has become my new favourite thing!). I coloured my images using Prismacolor Premier pencil crayons.

I stamped the sentiments that came with this stamp set and added Christmas lights to the front and back of this card. So what's the peek a boo part of this card? See the video below for the surprise to this card.

This is such a simple Christmas card with a really great surprise addition to it. To see how to make this card, check out Jennifer McGuire Inks on YouTube. I promise you'll spend a lot of time watching her amazingly creative videos.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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