12/11/17

Bird Friends

Hi everyone, it's my turn on the Skipping Stones blog and I've used the Heartsong Stamp Set.


I cut apart several elements from the set, matting each with cardstock.  I colored the bird with Copic Markers and also fussy cut it.


The stamped elements were grouped together on the card on a scalloped die cut.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


12/9/17

Christmas Tags with Makin's Clay

Hi everyone, I'm on the Makin'sⓇ Clay blog with a new Christmas project.  Getting ready for Christmas, I realized I needed tags.




Supplies:
Makin's Clay - Light Adobe Brown, Concord Blue, Red, White
Makin's ProfessionalⓇ Cutting Mat
Makin'sⓇ Clay Push Mold - Christmas Décor, Christmas Nature
Makin's Clay Cutters - Christmas, Christmas A, Christmas C
Makin'sⓇ Clay Roller and Cutters Set
Beacon Adhesives - 3-in-1
Joy Clair stamps
Memento Inks
Whisker Graphics Twine
Cardstock
Pattern Papers

I started by conditioning Makin's Clay, then rolling it out on the cutting mat.


Using a variety of clay cutters, I created an assortment of clay elements.  Then I conditioned additional clay and used it in the push molds.


Look at all these amazing clay elements that can be used for a variety of projects.



Now it was time to create my tags.  Using left over scraps, I assembled my tags, I used Beacon Adhesives to adhere the clay pieces.   The pinecones were inked with brown ink and the ornament was inked with red ink.


The mitten was inked with black ink before adhering to the tag.  A snowman was added to the other tag.


Both sizes of pointsettias were created from red clay then added to the tags.  Sentiments were then added.


Makin's Clay elements are light weight and add no weight to a project.   They were perfect to add to my tags.



What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

12/8/17

My Happy Place


Hi everyone and welcome.  Skipping Stone is participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I've used Coffee Volume 2.



This fun set includes both a cut decorative mug which I colored with Copic Markers.  Once I fussy cut the mug, I used foam adhesives to place it on die cut squares.


The phrase was tucked under the mug.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

12/7/17

Happy Holidays with Clear Scraps

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog with the Clear Scraps December kit.  This kit includes Clear Scraps Scallop Tri-fold, Window Shaker and Holiday Chip word as well Echo Park's Wisemen Seek Him collection.

Today I've use the Holiday Chip word with the paper collection to create a card and coordinating envelope.  The chip word is 2" x 4" and is perfectly sized to make a statement on all your projects.  I've used it as the focal point of my card.

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Cutting cardstock to 6" x 12", I scored it to create a 6" x 6" square card.  Then I cut pattern paper and inked each layer before matting them with cardstock.  I also matted several stickers with cardstock.

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I adhered the 3 panels together, then wrapped them with ribbon before adhering them to the card.

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I painted the chip word with gold paint.  After it dried, I adhered it to the card, adding the stickers to the card with foam adhesives.

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Using another sheet of pattern paper, I created the coordinating envelope.

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I cut assorted papers to fit the envelope creating a panel which I wrapped with ribbon before adhering to the envelope.  A sticker was matted with cardstock, fussy cut and added to the envelope with foam adhesives.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

12/6/17

Joy Ornament

Hi everyone, my newest post on the Proxxon blog i a fun new Christmas sign I've created for my home this season.   It was easily created with the help of some amazing Proxxon Tools.


I drew an ornament shape on plywood using a plate, freehanding the top of the ornament.


I used the Proxxon Jigsaw to cut out the pattern.



Once the pattern was cut, I used the Delta Sander to sand down the rough edges.


Using Plaid Ultra Dye in Infra Red, I painted the ornament using a brush from the Plaid Ultra Dye Brush Pack.  Then I used a stencil with molding paste to create a 3 dimensional design.


Once the molding paste was dry, I replaced the stencil and sprayed on some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.



Using the Precision Rotary Tool with a small bit, I drilled several holes in the panel.  I wanted to add some foliage and needed a way of anchoring the foliage in place.


I created a bow using the Bowdabra.  I placed Bow wire in the Bowdabra, then place the ribbon in the channel, leaving a 6" tail.


I placed the ribbon in the channel, twisting it on each pass.  I created a 5 loop bow making the top loops smaller than the bottom loops. 


I pulled the bow out of the Bowdabra and tied off the Bow wire.  After fluffing out the bow, I tied it to the foliage.


I wrapped thin wire around the foliage and then threaded it through the holes in the ornament.



Finally, I painted the edges of the ornament with Folk Art Brushed Metal Acrylic Paint in Silver.  Joy was die cut from cardstock and Rinea Foiled Paper, then foil was added to the top to finish the ornament look.  



What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

12/5/17

Sunsational Christmas Stockings

Hi everyone, Steph here today on the Sunsational blog using The Stockings were Hung stamp.  Christmas will be here very soon so be sure to get your Christmas cards mailed.


 

I colored each stocking a different color and added brads to "hang" them from the phrase.   


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


Dreaming with PaperArtsy

I'm on the Topflight blog today showcasing stamps from PaperArtsy - Sara Naumann 21 Rubber Cling Mounted Stamp Set.



There are so many stamps in this stamp set so I decided to create a unique background using an assortment of stamps.   I stamped some of the stamps in various colors randomly on cream cardstock.



I created a card from purple cardstock, cut my stamped pattern paper to fit and matted it with lavender cardstock.  Next, I wrapped the panel with purple ribbon and tied twine to the ribbon before adding it to the card.  A strip of purple was added across the card, then the phrase was added with foam adhesives.


I created a second card as above but opted to tie the ribbon horizontally.  I also tied twine to the ribbon.  The phrase was then double matted and added to the card.




Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

12/3/17

Festive Christmas Decorations

Hi everyone, we are heading towards Christmas and it's time to get your holiday decorations in order.  I created these festive Christmas decorations with the help of etchallⓇ's dip 'n etch.


I poured etchallⓇ dip 'n etch liquid into a container big enough to hold my jar, weighting the jar with little rocks.  



I let the jar sit for 15 minutes, then repeated the process for the second jar.  Once the jars were etched, I rinsed them off and replaced the dip 'n etch in it's original container.  Dip 'n etch is re-usable so there is no waste!


I glued festive ribbon around the jars and added foliage.  Such a simple but festive decoration for Christmas.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph



12/1/17

Happy Holidays

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps and this month it's all about the holidays.


I used these wonderful candy canes from the new release which I stamped, colored and cut out.  They need a little something so I wrapped ribbon around them.


I created the background by adding a die cut oval to the center of the red panel then embossed it.



I created a black card, then added the embossed panel.  The candy canes were added to the center with foam adhesives for dimension.


Happy Holidays was matted with red and black cardstock, then added to the card with foam adhesives.


Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph









Joy Clair December Challenge

Hi everyone, this month's challenge at Joy Clair is to create a pop up card. 

I'm using one of the newly released stamp sets - Christmas Nativity stamp set.


Using dies from Stampendous, I created the step in the center of the card.  I inked all the items then fussy cut them to fit the steps.   To finish, I added some raffia.


Stop by the Joy Clair blog to see everyone's projects and enter the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph



Christmas Treat Box

Hi everyone,  it's time for a  new challenge on the Scor-Pal blog.  This month it's time to create anything you want.  As Christmas is near, I wanted to create a different shaped treat box.


This box takes 3 sheets of cardstock and 3 sheets of pattern paper.

Step 1 - Using a 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock, score  at 4" and 8".  Rotate and score again at 4" and 8", creating 9 equally sized squares.


Step 2 - Cut 2nd sheet of cardstock 10 1/2" x 10 1/2".  Score a 3 1/2" and 7".  Rotate the cardstock and score again at 3 /12" and 7", creating 9 equally sized squares.



Step 3 - Cut 3rd sheet of cardstock 8 1/4" x 8 1/4".  Score at 2 3/4" and 5 3/4".  Rotate the cardstock and score again at 2 3/4" and 5 3/4", creating 9 equally sized squares.

Step 4 - Cut the corners from each sheet of scored cardstock.


Step 5 - Cut each square into a triangular shape.  Find the center of each square and cut on an angle to the score lines.


Step 6 - for the exterior panel, cut 8 pieces of double sided pattern paper, each 3 3/4" x 3 3/4".  Cut into triangular shapes to fit.  Ink edges and adhere to both sides.  


Step 7 - for the middle panel, cut 8 pieces of double sided pattern paper, each 3 1/4" x 3 1/4".  Cut into triangular shapes to fit.  Ink edges and adhere to both sides.


Step 8 - for the smallest panel, cut 8 pieces of double sided pattern paper, each 2 5/8" and 2 5/8".  Cut into triangular shapes to fit.  Ink edges and adhere to both sides.


 Step 9 - cut a 2 5/8" x 2 5/8" panel to fit the center of the smallest panel.  Ink edges and adhere.


Step 10 - add Scor-Tape to the center panels and adhere all 3 panels together.


Step 11- Punch holes in the center of the larger panels and thread ribbon.  Place candy inside.


Stamp phrases on white cardstock.  Die cut, ink and mat with larger dies.


Use a hook to hang from Christmas tree or even use as a place setting on the dining room table.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph