Monday, October 21, 2019

Metallic Birthday Card


Hello! We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog. The theme for this challenge is Use Something Metallic. Our sponsor for this challenge is Starstampz.

I printed the image on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I colored the image with Tim Holtz Distress crayons. I pick up the pigment from the tip of the crayon using a water brush. I try not to make the cardstock too wet since I am not using a watercolor paper. I colored the fireflies with a gold inked pen and also added dots using this pen. I later on covered the fireflies with Bright Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops. I blended Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot, Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserve inks for the background using the Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes. This brand of blending brush came with a small sized brush that I used on the tight areas close to the main image.

I created a frame using Lawn Fawn Stitched Square Stackable die. I pounced a Versamark pad on this frame, poured Simon Says Stamp Rose Gold embossing powder on it, then heat set it. I repeated this process to make the frame more metallic looking. I adhered this frame over the colored image, trimming off any excess.

Using the SSS Stitched Rectangles die, I die cut a We R Memory Keepers Sheer Metallic Copper Heart vellum. I adhered the image to this. My sentiment banner was created using the LF Fancy Folded Banners die on black cardstock. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Digits stamp set. I heat embossed this on the banner die cut using Hero Arts White embossing powder. I used the negative die cut piece to curve the sentiment stamp so it will follow the shape of the banner. After I've heat embossed the sentiment, I pounced the Versamark ink pad on the banner die cut. I brushed Perfect Pearls Perfect Pearl powder to this area. I buffed off the excess powder. I adhered this to the heart patterned vellum using foam dots.

For the back panel, I heat embossed the SSS Center Cut Heart cling stamp. I also used the same SSS Rose Gold embossing powder on this. I cut this at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I adhered the vellum panel to this using foam adhesive with the foam adhesive adhered to the back of the framed digital image and banner die cut to hide it.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you join us in the latest Incy Wincy Designs Challenge. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day.

Maria Giselle B.



Thursday, October 10, 2019

Polaroid Scene Friend Card


Hello! I have another card created for the Happy World Card Making Day. For this one, I created a scene using the JS Kraft Woodgrain Frames.

I am using Jillibean Soup products for this card. I fussy cut the trees from the JS Country Pumpkin Chowder 6x6 mini pad. I created hills using a green patterned paper from the same paper pad. I die cut this patterned paper using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders die. I inked the edges of the hills with a Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mowed Lawn.  For the sky, I don't have a blue patterned paper to fit the scene. Luckily, I have a left over paper where I blended blue ink on it. I trimmed this to 3" x 4", the same size as the JS Kraft Woodgrain Frame.

I used the excess JS White Smile Wise Words sticker I painted from an earlier post. I die cut the letters from the JS Sweet & Sour Soup 6x6 mini pad using the smallest circle die from the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles. I adhered both the sticker and letter die cuts to the bottom of the polaroid embellishment to create the sentiment.

I trimmed another JS Sweet & Sour 6x6 mini pad at 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". I flicked Finetec Inka-Gold paint on this. After this has dried, I adhered the polaroid panel with fun foam for added dimension. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tumbled Glass to hide the white core of the patterned paper.


I added dots of clear Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen to add shimmer to the trees as a last detail. I adhered this to a top folding A2 note card.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Monochromatic Encouragement Card


Hello. I have another card created to take part on the Happy World Card Making Day 2019 celebrated last Saturday.

I am using Jillibean Soup products for this card. I cut the sentiment from JS Fresh Vegetable Soup Bite Size Bits patterned paper. I painted a wooden butterfly from the JS Large Wood Shape Assortment using Making Memories Green acrylic paint. I can't believe that this paint is still usable. I've been holding on to this product for a decade (or maybe more) now. While the paint is still wet, I poured Ranger Perfect Pearls Sour Apple to the painted butterfly. I spritz this butterfly with pearlized water to help set the pearl powder.

I fussy cut a green butterfly from the JS Chilled Cucumber Soup Peeled Cucumber patterned paper. I tried machine stitching the butterfly but since the area to stitch is too small, the machine just made one stitch. I wrapped the silver thread around the body of the buttefly and left some extras for the antenna. I applied a liquid glue to the wrapped thread and pinched it with a tweezer. I also applied glue to the antenna to make it stiff. I adhered this to the top of the painted wood butterly.

I cut the sentiment cut-apart into three parts so I can add the butterfly to the lay-out. I added a layer of patterned paper from the JS Country Pumpkin Chowder 6x6 mini pad to the back of this sentiment cut apart. To add some detail, I embossed this using a Cuttlebug Perfectly Paisley embossing folder. At first, it looks like a mess with the printed pattern and the embossed pattern trying to compete with each other. To tame things down, I blended a Close To My Heart Sweet Leaf ink using the Picket Fence Life Changing Brush to the embossed panel.

For the main panel of the card, I cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" panel from the JS Irish Farm House Soup Sea Salt patterned paper. I adhered a green ribbon to this making sure it is lined up with the line on the sentiment panel. I traced this line with a glitter pen for extra shine. I folded up the fussy cut butterfly and placed clear dimensional tape to the back of these wings for added dimension.


I adhered this panel to a top folding A2 note card.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Inked Embellishments Autumn Card


Hello! I forgot to take an off from work last Saturday to celebrate Happy World Card Making Day. I will try again next year. I am so glad that the celebration did not end that day. Some blogs have their sales and challenges extended for a few more days. Thank you! What I love about this day is participating on the instant, timed challenges sponsored by different craft companies. For me, this means using what I have and shaking up my creative head since I have to work with the limited supply I have.

I am using Jillibean Soup products for this challenge. I smooshed ink on a white Jillibean Soup Doily. I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint for the colors. On my last color layer, I spritz WPlus9 Shimmer Pure Color Spray on a Ranger Craft Mat and pounced the inked doily on it. I dried the doily with a heat gun in between color layers.

I watercolored the JS White Smile Wise Words sticker. I first used Finetec Inka Gold but added black Kuretake Gansai Tambi over it to make the sentiment pop over the inked doily. The good thing is that the watercolored sentiment sticker retained the pearl finish of the gold paint. I adhered this to the doily.

I added JS Chilled Cucumber Soup letter stickers to a JS wood banner from the JS Large Wood Shape Assortment pack to complete the sentiment. I traced the letters with a Sakura brown gelly roll pen to change the color from gray to brown. I carefully added clear Wink of Stella to the stickers, avoiding the already dried gel ink.


I adhered this to a circle fun foam for some dimension. I die cut a circle from the JS Country Pumpkin Chowder 6x6 mini pad. I adhered it to the back of the fun foam.

For the panel, I cut a 4" x 5 1/2" JS Irish Farm House Soup patterned paper. Using a paint brush, I flicked gold watercolor to this panel using the same Finetec gold paint I used earlier. I sponged the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo to hide the white core of the paper.

I adhered this to a dark brown cardstock measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I then adhered it to a top folding notecard. I added Nuvo Glitter Drops Golden Sunset as a finishing touch.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Fall Themed Background Using the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill


Hello! We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog. The challenge theme is Autumn (Fall) Colours. Very timely, right! After having a hot October start, we are finally starting to have cool temperatures here in St. Louis. It is about time, I should say. I am using an image from one of our sponsors, Elsa image no. 184. I printed the image on kraft cardstock and colored the image using Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils. I added hightlights to the eyes and whiskers using gel pens. I fussy cut the image, leaving a small border around it. I ended up adhering this image on white cardstock, then fussy cutting it leaving a thin white border around the image to make the image pop out against the busy background.


For the background, I used the Cricut Design Space to edit the leaf images called Fall Leaves. This is a print, score and cut image. I edited it to draw so I can use the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill. I cut the foil to the size I need. I taped this over the area of the cardstock where I want the leaves to be drawn.


Removing the foil off the cardstock is like removing a mask after ink blending. The reveal of the outcome is amazing!


Working on the sentiment, I adhered a double sided adhesive tape over a yellow cardstock. I die cut the Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks on this but with the adhesive part on top. I removed the release paper and poured Inkadinkado Yellow Flocking Powder. I covered this with a parchment paper so I can burnish the flocking powder to the adhesive. The word sending is from Lawn Fawn Love Letters stamp set. I stamped it using a Altenew Paper Bag dye ink and stamped it on a yellow cardstock strip. 


 To create a scene for the fox, I stamped the tree stump on white colored cardstock using a brown dye ink. I fussy cut this stamped image and colored the the top area with a Copic marker. This tree stump is from LF Mom + Me stamp set. I die cut an orange felt heart using the heart die from LF Happy Mail die set. I adhered this to the center of the tree stump.

I trimmed the foiled panel making it into a 5 1/4" x 4" panel. I adhered this to a 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" kraft cardstock. I then adhered the images and the sentiments. I ahdered this to a top folding wide A2 white notecard.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you join us in today's Incy Wincy Challenge. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.


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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Back To School Bookmark Classroom Give-away


Hello! I want to share something I created for my 2nd Grader's class which I think will be very useful  for the kids. I came up with this idea after seeing my son's planner because he uses a Post-It Note as a bookmark.

I am using a part of a cut file I purchased from Lori Whitlock's SVG Shop called Twist Pop Card Back To School. I only used the pencil cut to create the bookmarks. I die cut the elements of the digital cut using varied colors of cardstocks and a yellow Doodlebug patterned paper. The digital grouped cut came with a solid pencil cut which I cut twice the number of cuts I made for the other digital cut images.

I layered and adhered the cut images. Once I am done with all the pencils, I stamped their names on the solid colored area of the pencil to personalize the bookmark. I used a Martha Stewart Custom Stamp Setting Kit to heat emboss the names on the pencils. I used Versafine Onyx Black Ink and clear embossing powder for this. Some of the letters were not perfectly stamped. I used a Sakura Glaze Black pen to fix this.


To create the pencil into a bookmark, I applied a strong double adhesive tape on the back of the layered pencil. I lined the solid pencil cut to the back to adhere it. Now, it is a bookmark!



Thank you for visiting my blog! Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Get Well Soon Card Using the Negative Cricut Cut


Hello! I created this card for my son's friend who has an injury right now. I would have tried to customize the card some more but I think I already did my share of drawing in this card that I am afraid to ruin it if I try drawing some more.

I am using the Pretty Pink Posh Friends Forever stamp set. This stamp set came with a heart balloon stamp but I wanted to stamp a sentiment inside the balloon. The balloon was too small to fit the sentiment which is from the PPP Thoughtful Greetings stamp set. I measured the size of the sentiment. Using Cricut Design Space, I chose a heart image to cut. I resized the heart slightly larger than the size of the sentiment. Using a scrap piece of cardstock, I die cut the heart into this. I set the positive heart die cut aside. I positioned the panel with the negative heart cut onto a Neenah Solar White cardstock. I secured the edges with washi tape so it will not shift while I blended ink on the open heart area. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick, blending it in with a Picket Fence Life Changing Brush. Once I was happy with the blending, I traced the heart with a black marker, using the stencil as a guide in drawing.

I stamped the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I drew in the rest of the balloon piece and the string. I know this is a simple drawing but I can mess up even the simplest things. I am just not an illustrator.

I colored the images with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment on the balloon using Versamark ink. I poured Wow! Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powder then heat set it.

I die cut the colored panel with Mama Elephant Peek A Frame Creative Cuts. I die cut a Stampin' Up Pink cardstock using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Wafer die. I adhered the colored panel on the pink cardstock.

Thank you visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.