Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Fall-Themed Card


Hello! I am late in posting for Incy Wincy Designs Challenge. The theme is on Animals. When I started working on this image, I wasn't sure how it is going to end. When I encounter difficulties like this, I look up the image online and study it. I printed the image on Neenah Solar White Cardstock. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils.


I am using a Fall line from Simple Stories called Autumn Splendor, which I won from IG Simple Stories. I used the patterned paper from the 6x8 paper pad. I also used the stencil, the stamp and the ephemera pack for this card. I heat embossed some of the stamps on the background panel. I used a Ranger Copper embossing powder for this. I matte the colored image with one of the patterned paper. I lightly ran the Versamark ink pad to the edge of the paper that will matte the colored image. I poured the same copper embossing powder to the edges, then heat set it.

I cut a wide strip from the same red patterned paper I used for the matte. I positioned the stencil and applied Wendy Vecchi clear embossing paste to the open areas. After I lifted the stencil off the paper, I poured Judikins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder to the embossing paste. I set this to dry before heat setting it.

For the sentiment, I took a sentiment die cut from the ephemera pack. I cut a slightly bigger circle using a red pearl cardstock. I adhered the sentiment circle to this. I drew a line on top and under the sentiment using a Sakura white gelly roll pen.

I adhered the elements to the stamped patterned paper panel starting with the thick strip. I adhered the matted colored digital image using foam tape. I positioned this slightly to the right of the panel to have enough space for the circle sentiment.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Please join us in our latest challenge. I can't wait to see what you create. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.



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Friday, November 1, 2019

Halloween Crafts

Hello! I hope you had a safe and enjoyable Halloween yesterday. I have a delayed Halloween post of the crafts I made for this occasion.




I created magnets for my 2nd Grader's class. For the first time, the school did not have a Halloween party. My son gave this to his classmates ahead of time since they are off school the day before Halloween. I used a ghost image from Cricut Simply Charmed Cartridge. This is a layered cut. I omitted some of the cuts and minimized it to two layers. I cut the top layer using the Cricut Holographic Vinyl in blue and pink. I cut the bottom layer using black cardstock, cutting 3 of this layer per vinyl cut. I adhered this black ghost cut on top of each other. I adhered the vinyl cut on top of the black ghost cut. I added Nuvo Glow In The Dark Drops for the eyes. I adhered the magnet to the back using a glue gun.



I created my own wrapping paper by stamping images from Lawn Fawn Spooktacular stamp set. I stamped the images on kraft paper. I used the Misti Stamping Tool. I rotated the paper as I stamped each corner with these images until all four corners are stamped. I applied double adhesive tape to the inside of the kraft paper. I lined the corners then closed the sides to create a pouch like gift bag. I punched a hole on the top. I threaded a twine through this hole. I added a sentiment banner. I knotted the ends of the twine. I adhered spider sequins to the end of the twine.

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

Maria Giselle B.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Homecoming Wrist Paper Corsage

 

Hello! I created this flower for my Freshman's date to their Homecoming Dance. I am a first time parent to go through this experience. My older son, who is now 18 years old, did not show interest in this school event until he was a Senior. And, when he finally attended, he went with his friends.

I looked through several images in Cricut as to which flower to make. My 7-year old helped choose the flower. Of course, we could not agree on the same flower but I was able to convince him to choose the flower I like which is a Ranunculus. I used the Ranunculus image from the 3D Floral Home Decor but ended up using a different image. After two tries, I couldn't get the 3D effect that I am aiming for. My flower is no way close to the flower in the cartridge manual.

After my first failed attempt, I studied some more on how to create this flower by watching videos and reading online instructions. What I find most helpful to me is this post by Lia Griffith. I looked through my images and tried to find the closest flower image to the flower cut Lia used in her corsage. I used a flower image from Close To My Heart-Art Philosophy. I cut 8 pieces of this flower in staggering sizes using a thin white linen cardstock. I cut 3 sets using my Cricut Explore. I was going for a flower with a touch of pink. I sprayed the die cut flowers with Prima Color Bloom Cotton Candy Spray Mist. I dried this with a heat gun. I curled the petals using the Cricut Weeding Tool. I also cut a circle using a 1.5" circle punch and sprayed the same color mist to this.

I pretty much followed the technique Lia Griffith used in her video on DIY Stunning Paper Ranunculus Flower to make the flowers, and followed her technique to create the Wrist Corsage using the photo instructions I mentioned earlier.


I am glad my son liked the end product. He was quite apprehensive with this paper flower idea. Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.


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.



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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.

Birthday Card using both Tim Holtz Distress Oxide and Distress Ink


Hello! I made this card for my 7-year old's classmate who is celebrating her birthday today. Ryan's theme for this card is flowers. His friend's favorite colors are purple, blue and green. Ryan chose the Ellen Hutson Bold Blossom stamp set.

I will be overlapping some of the images so I utilized Kristina Werner's stamp map technique. It helped in planning out the order of stamping, placement and which images need to be masked. 

I am using a Bazzill Taffy cardstock for the stamping panel, cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I stamped the large sized flower using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Shaded Lilac. I heat set this to speed the drying process before I covered the flower with a mask. I stamped the small flower stamp using THDO Cracked Pistachio and Tumbled Glass. I heat set this as well and covered it with a mask. I then stamped the leaves using THDO Peeled Paint. 

Removing the masks is such a joy because the reveal is always amazing. I blended inks on the stamped images using the Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink versions of the colors I used for the flowers. You can see the difference of the opacity of both inks making it hard to choose one ink over the other. I just got to have both!

I heat embossed the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder. The stamp is from Simon Say Stamp Jumbo Stripes stamp set. 

I die cut this panel using Mama Elephant Peek A Frame Creative Cuts. To matte this panel, I die cut a Stampin' Up Purple cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Wafer Dies. 

I added Pretty Pink Posh Jewels. I also added Nuvo Aqua Flow Shimmer Brush Glitter Gloss to the flowers. 

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

Maria Giselle B.

Birthday Trading Card


Hello! My 7-year old son requested me to create a card for his classmate who is going to celebrate his birthday. I always get him involved with the card making. For this card, he wanted a cake with an orange icing because that is his friend's favorite color. 

For the technique, I am trying a no-line water watercoloring and resist watercoloring. The image is from My Favorite Things BB Beary Special Birthday.


For the no-line watercoloring, I stamped the image using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen. I also colored the image using various Tim Holtz Distress Inks. 


For the resist watercoloring, I stamped the image using Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Wow! Gold Pearl embossing powder. I also colored the image with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

I am using Canson watercolor paper. I die cut the watercolored panels with Mama Elephant Peek A Frame Creative Cuts. The sentiment was stamped using Altenew Paper Bag Crisp dye ink. I used a Sakura Black Glaze pen for the eyes.

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

Maria Giselle B.

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