Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Sunflower Using a Leaf Die Card

I challenged myself to create something different from the Concord & Ninth Lace Leaf die. I created a sunflower using the small leaf die in the set. I die cut a yellow cardstock using this leaf die. I inked the petals with Tim Holtz Distress Mustard Seed ink. I die cut a brown cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles die. I inked the circle using THD Vintage Photo ink. I die cut a green cardstock using the same leaf die. For the stem, I used a My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Flowers die.

To create the front panel, I am using a Doodlebug patterned paper. I die cut the window using a square die from Concord & Ninth Love You So die set. I created a frame for this window using the scalloped and square dies from the same die set. I taped the two dies together to prevent shifting as I ran this through the Sizzix machine. I applied Spectrum Noir Clear Shimmer pen to this frame.

This patterned paper's size is 4" x 5 1/4". It is double sided so I used the back side of the square window die cut. I adhered this to a kraft cardstock measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" using the window panel as a guide. I positioned the flower, leaves and stem, then started adding adhesive to the back. I adhered the patterned paper using foam adhesive. I added varied dots on the center of the flower using THD Brushed Corduroy Stickles.

For the sentiment, I heat embossed the sentiment on kraft cardstock using Ranger Copper embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Lace Leaf stamp set. I trimmed this then adhered it to the bottom of the window.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you found inspiration in today's created card. Have a blessed, brilliant & creative day.

Maria Giselle B.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Prisma Colored Snowmen

Hello! It is time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. We are paying tribute to our friends at the southern hemisphere with a Winter In August Challenge as they end their winter season this month.

I am using an image from one of our lovely sponsors for this challenge, SheepSkiDesigns. The image is called Snowmen Selfie. This image is so cute! At first, I am intimated to color images like this which is a full-panel image. I actually enjoyed coloring it so now I am not intimidated at all.

I printed the image on Neenah Solar white cardstock. I resized the image to 2"x2" to make it proportional to the Polaroid frame die from Lawn Fawn Selfie die. I colored the snowmen with Prismacolor color pencils. I added black Sakura Glaze to the eyes and mouth. I also added orange Sakura Souffle to some of the noses of the snowmen for added detail.

I die cut the Lawn Fawn Polaroid frame on Neenah Desert Storm cardstock. I adhered the polaroid frame, centering the snowmen in the window. I cut off the excess with scissors. I also die cut the sentiment using this cardstock. The sentiment did not pop-out after die cutting which made coloring and adhering very easy. I colored the die cut sentiment with Uni-ball Signo white pen. After this has dried, I added Sakura Stardust pen. I added liquid adhesive to the back of the word die cut and firmly pressed it to the area where I want it adhered. I used a poking tool to keep the sentiment in place while I carefully pull up the negative die cut. I added Ranger Glossy Accents to the sentiment and set this to dry.

I die cut a patterned paper using Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames. This die cut measures 4 1/4"x5 1/2". I did not want my note card to show in between the scallops so I trimmed a kraft notecard to 3 15/16"x5 2/16" to match the size of the stitched rectangle within the die cut.  I adhered this to the back of the patterned paper, positioning the card within the stitched rectangle. 

I adhered the polaroid with the snowmen to the center of the patterned paper. I added Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix as last detail.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you join us in our latest blog challenge. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Teacher Flap Card

Hello! I am just posting photos for the meantime of this card I created for my 1st Grader's teacher. I pushed myself into finishing this card despite needing to sleep (since I work weekend nights) so I can make it to the LawnFanatics Challenge. So, if you are reading this post, come back again, please. By that time, I should be done editing this post, giving details on how I created this card.

Thank you! Have a blessed, brilliant & creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Floating Die Cut Sentiment Tri-Fold Card

Hello. We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs which is on Ribbon and/or Lace. Our featured sponsor for this challenge is Knitty Kitty Digi Stamps. I am using the Puddles of Kitty Love image.

I printed the image on Strathmore Watercolor paper. I first watercolored the background using Tim Holtz Distress inks in Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass. I wanted a splattered look but I don’t know why I was not lifting the colors off. Any idea? I resorted to using Prima Color Blooms and sprayed small and large droplets to the area, blotting off the excess with a paper towel. I dried the splatters with a heat gun. I painted the hearts and the water puddle with Finetec white pearl paint. I colored the cat and the umbrella with Zig Clean Color markers. I added Ranger enamel dots to the eyes of the cat. I added a white dot to the eyes using a white Uniball Signo pen. The background colors and coloring medium used here was inspired by Kristina Werner's card using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. 

To add lace to my creation, I created a paper parasol using a pink Doodlebug doily. To cut this into the shape of an umbrella, I fussy cut the umbrella from a scrap digital print out of the image. I used this as a guide to cut the doily. I die cut a small ribbon using Lawn Fawn Mini Wreath die. I used a white pearl paper, and colored the trim with a pink Copic marker. I used a toothpick for the top end of the umbrella and colored it with a black Copic marker. I would have used a toothpick for the whole umbrella handle but since the image has a curved umbrella handle, I just left this as is. I added clear dimensional tape underneath the doily for a 3D effect. I set this aside to work on the card base.

I created two top folding A2 cards to create the tri-fold design. Working on the front of the card, I created a window using a craft knife. It would have been easier if I have a rectangle die that matches the size of the Pretty Pink Posh Scallop rectangle die. Since I do not, I traced the die and use this as a guide where to cut a window. I adhered strips of left-over pink patterned paper around the window opening to tie in with the color of the umbrella.

For the floating sentiment, I used the Simon Says Believe die. I die cut two of this sentiment on white cardstock. I adhered one of the die cuts to an acetate. I adhered the other sentiment die cut on the back of the adhesive, lining this with the sentiment on the front of the acetate. I created it this way to hide the adhesive I used on the sentiment on the front of the acetate. I fussy cut the acetate leaving a small border around the sentiment except on the ends. I left a thin tab on each end to act as a holder to make the sentiment float on the window. I applied liquid adhesive to these tabs and adhered it to the top front of the window. I colored the die cut with Spectrum Noir Glitter pens. 

For the window frame, I die cut a Simon Says Cardstock Glimmery cardstock using Pretty Pink Posh Scallop rectangle die. I adhered this on the window, covering the acetate tabs holding the sentiment die cut.

For the tri-panel, I trimmed a small strip off the edges to facilitate folding of the card. The fold of this card is towards the bottom of the top layer card. I adhered washi tapes to the edges of this panel. I trimmed off the edges of the watercolored panel just large enough to show through the window. This is when I realized that the watercolored panel is short on the top. The umbrella is too close to the sentiment. I adjusted the watercolored panel to center the image between the window and the floating sentiment. With the washi tape on the top part now showing, I die cut some clouds using Taylored Expressions Rolling Clouds die on white shimmer paper to mute the washi tape to hopefully fix the eye sore.

To create the tri-fold, I applied adhesive to the front of the inner panel of the window card. For the panel with the cat, I applied adhesive to the back. I lined up the edge of the window card and the folded edge of cat card.

I stamped a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Believe In The Season stamp set to the inside of the tri-fold card. This is an encouragement card which I created because of my sister’s cat, Biboy, who survived an illness they thought is terminal. Although, Biboy has not fully recovered yet, she is showing signs of hope of survival.

Thank you for visiting my blog and bearing with me with this long post. If you have any questions, please feel free to post it as a comment below. Have a blessed, brilliant & creative day!

Maria Giselle B.