Monday, October 18, 2021

Cute Donuts Hello Friend Card (Crafting Away From Home #6)

Hello! We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. The theme for this challenge is Kindness/Fondness Or Add Lace

This is my sixth post in my series of Crafting Away From Home. If you have time, do check out the rest of the cards I created in this series.

I pre-printed the image on Strathmore Bristol paper. I brought with me a Doodlebug notecard, Doodlebug Paper Doilies and an alphabet sticker set. The other craft supplies that I brought with me that was used to create this card are precision tip scissors, adhesive runner, Akashiya Sai watercolor pens, water brush pen and white gel pen. If I can add more products to bring for this card, I would have added some sequins and the Sakura Black Glaze pen. I also would have put a push pin on the liquid glue that I brought with me to prevent the glue from clogging the nozzle. 

I colored the image with Akashiya Sai watercolor pens. I added white dots to the critters for some detail. I fussy cut the image leaving a white small border around it. If I was at home, I would have cut the circle centers of the donuts using a circle punch or a circle die. 

I adhered the doilies to the front of the card. I added small green and blue splatters so it will coordinate with the colors of the alphabet stickers. I cut off the excess by following the outline of the card front.

I adhered strips of the excess watercolor paper to the back of the fussy cut image to create some dimension. I adhered this to the front of the card. 

I adhered the alphabet stickers using a grid transparency sheet to center the sentiment. I partially stamped the word friend on a scrap watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink. The stamp is from Concord & 9th Rainbow Sayings stamp set. After this has dried, I fussy cut this leaving a small white border around it. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see your creations at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Card Recipe Inspired Fall Card (Crafting Away From Home #5)

 

Hello! Welcome back to another card I created as part of my Crafting Away From Home series. This is the 5th card created in the series. I also created this card for the Scrapbook And Cards Fall Issue Recipe Challenge. The card recipe includes a journaling card/die cut, patterned paper, alphabet sticker and stamp. The Scrapbook And Cards Blog is currently down. I will link the challenge once the blog is back up.

I am using a Simple Stories Autumn Splendor patterned paper and the ephemera pack. I used a plaid tone on tone green patterned paper as the main panel which I cut at 5" x 3 3/4". I adhered leaves from the ephemera pack. I used American Crafts Thickers to create the main sentiment of the card. To create the sub-sentiment, I used a sentiment stamp from Concord & 9th Rainbow Sayings stamp set. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink for the stamping. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap patterned paper from the pack. I trimmed this to create it into a strip.

I emphasized the white line on the alphabet stickers with a broad white Sakura Gelli Roll pen. I added a white outline using the medium tip Sakura Gelli Roll pen. 

I trimmed another patterned paper at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I adhered the green patterned paper panel to this.

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

Maria Giselle B.

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Monday, October 4, 2021

Sketch Inspired Fall Card (Crafting Away From Home #4)

 

Hello! Welcome back to another Crafting Away From Home post. This is my fourth post on this series in which I create away from home with the limited supplies I brought with me. I also created this card to take part with Scrapbook And Cards Fall Issue Sketch Challenge. I am so glad I am able to participate.

My card consists of products from the Simple Stories Autumn Splendor patterned paper and ephemera pack. 

I trimmed the leaf patterned paper at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I added a wide strip of the a red leaf patterned paper. I cut a strip of green dotted patterned paper and adhered it to the sides of the wide strip. The plaid patterned paper was trimmed at 3" x 4 1/4". 

I matted the main ephemera piece with a wooden patterned paper, cutting around the sides while leaving a small border around it. To add dimension to some of the ephemera pieces, I trimmed strips of scrap watercolor paper, stacked it and adhered it to the back of the ephemera pieces. 

I had fun creating this card. I had a bit of a struggle being not at my craft room where most of my supplies are. It sure is a challenge.

The Scrapbook And Cards website is currently down. I will update this post with the sketch and the link to the challenge once the site is up and running.

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

Maria Giselle B.

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Fall Inspired Greeting Card (Crafting Away From Home #3)


Hello! We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. The theme of the challenge is Halloween And/Or Be Thankful. I am the author of this challenge. We have two sponsors for this challenge.

This post is also the third of my Crafting Away From Home series. I pre-printed the image at home on Strathmore Bristol paper. I also chose the patterned papers I will use for this card which is from Simple Stories Autumn Splendor. I also brought the coordinating ephemera pack just in case I will be able to use it.

I used the only color medium I brought with me, the Akashiya Sai Watercolor brush pens, to color the image. I trimmed the panel using a trimmer which I brought with me, too. I just eyeballed trimming the colored panel. Luckily, it came out at 4"x 4" which was perfect for my layout. 

I used the Misti Stamping Tool to measure the patterned paper. I placed a mark at the 4 1/4" and used this as a guide where to trim the paper, then trimmed 1/2" off the other side to make it into 5 1/2" long.

For the sentiment, I fussy cut one of the cut apart patterned papers. To add dimension, I adhered left over watercolor papers behind the fussy cut sentiment. I adhered this to a strip of orange patterned paper. 

I adhered the strip and the watercolored panel to the patterned paper panel. I added photo corners to the watercolored panel by cutting up a left over patterned paper into triangles. 

Thank you for viewing my blog. I hope to see your creations at the challenge blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.


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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Rainbow Colors Inspired Greeting Card (Crafting Away From Home #2)


Hello! We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. The challenge theme is Rainbow/Multicolour And/Or Monsters

At the same time, welcome to a new blog series called  Crafting Away From Home. This is my second post on this series. Technically, this is the first project I made away from home. Unlike my first series post, this card has a schedule to go live. 

I hardly create away from home because I feel that I do not bring enough craft supplies that I will need to create a card. But I am away from home for awhile. I planned the projects that I need and wanted to create. I am making sure that my projects will be using  similar supplies. I printed and stamped my images as well as part of that craft away from home planning.

The images are printed on Strathmore Bristol paper. I colored the image using Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush pen. I applied the color on a palette and picked it up with a water brush. I fussy cut the image leaving a small white border around the image. 

For the card panel, I trimmed a 5 1/2" and a 4 1/4" heavy weight Neenah Solar white cardstock. I applied a light wash of color. Not the most ideal paper to do this technique but it is the only paper I brought with me. The paper warped a little but once it was adhered to a note card, the warping is unnoticeable.

I planned the layout of my images and the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment using a stamp from Concord & 9th Rainbow Sayings stamp set and Versafine Onyx Black ink. I set this aside to dry.

I was not able to bring some foam tape with me. I really want some dimension so I cut little pieces of scrap Bristol paper. I layered it and adhered it to the back of the image. I adhered the images to the panel. 

I added white gel pen details to the images. 

Whew! I made it through another away from home card. How about you? Do you like crafting away from home? Any tips to share which makes crafting away from home easy for you?

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see your creations at the challenge blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.




 

Color Inspired Postcard (Crafting Away From Home #1)

Hello! This is one of my pre-planned projects before I left for the Philippines. The sentiment is from Trinity Stamps So Appreciative stamp set. 

To prepare for my crafting away from home, I trimmed a Strathmore Bristol paper to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I stamped the sentiment on this paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I die cut the stitched stamped frame on white cardstock. The frame is from TS Crafty Post 3x4 Stamp & Postcard die bundle. 

I trimmed a light weight paper at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I stamped the elements to create this into a postcard on this paper. The stamps I used are from the same die bundle I used for the frame. 

Now, it just needs coloring and assembling so I will I need a coloring medium and glue in my to go crafting pouch. 

I colored the panel using using Akashiya Sai Watercolor brush pens. I adhered the frame to the panel. I adhered the stamped panel to make it into a postcard. This is not suitable for mailing yet. I have to apply a sealer to the watercolored panel to protect it when mailed. 

Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

I added below the links to the Trinity stamp products I used on this card. There will be no additional cost to you should you decide to purchase any of these products. While you are at the Trinity Stamps website, go ahead and check out the other amazing Trinity Stamps products especially the new release. Thank you for your support!

Maria Giselle B.



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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Using Left Over Die Cuts To Create A Card Background

 

Hello! When I made the Pop-Up Mini Christmas Tree, I was left with many negative cuts created by the tree frame. I did not want to put these cuts to waste so I used these tree cuts on this card.

To add details to the tree die cuts, I taped the trees next to each other using a low tacky tape and ran it through my die cut machine using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Border Die. 


I flicked some Prima Color Bloom on these tree die cuts. I heat set this to dry.

I trimmed a snowflake patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Snow Day 6x6" Petite Paper Pad at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I adhered the trees to this patterned paper, alternating the direction of the tree, making sure the top points of the trees are lined up on the edges and the center sentiment wide strip. I cut off the excess.

For the sentiment strip, I cut a red cardstock at 1-1/4". I heat set the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Offset Sayings: Christmas stamp set using white embossing powder.

I add detail to the edge of the sentiment strip using the die from the same Lawn Fawn set I used for the trees. I adhered this to the center of the panel with foam adhesive. 

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

Maria Giselle B.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Inside Shadow Box Card Using Digital Stamps


Hello! It is time for a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. For this challenge, the theme is Dots +/Or Stripes +/Or Checks. I incorporated all of these in my card. 

My card is inspired by Jennifer McGuire's Inside Shadow Box Card. Her blog is my go to blog for inspiration. She explains her card process really well. I highly encourage you to check her blog out.

I am using images from one of our challenge sponsors. I printed the images on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I colored the images with Copic markers. I added details to the mermaid tails using Sakura pens. I used a white Gelli Roll pen on the green mermaid tail and an orange Souffle pen on the orange mermaid tail. I used a yellow Souffle pen on the star on the mermaid's hair. I accented the eyes using the white Gelli Roll pen. After the coloring, I fussy cut the images leaving a small white border around it.

Working on the shadow box, I am using a heavy weight Neenah Desert Storm cardstock. To follow the theme, I am using patterned papers from Doodlebug Kraft In Color 6x6 paper pad. I die cut the window using a Lawn Fawn Stitched Square die on the kraft cardstock. I die cut the next large square die on the pink diagonal striped patterned paper to have a matted window look. I did not like the look so I went ahead and used the square frame but instead of adhering it straight on, I rotated it. 

I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder. The sentiment is from Ellen Hutson Totally Random Sayings Vol. 1 stamp set. 

For the back of the window, I chose a dotted patterned paper. I stamped bubbles on this paper using white pigment ink. Too subtle so I blended the white pigment ink on this paper using a stencil. I still am not convinced on its look, so I ended up adding Pretty Pink Posh confetti sequins to the background. 


I adhered the mermaids to the front of the window, adding a scrap cardstock to the inside window for support.

I closed the inside shadow box as instructed on the Jennifer's video.

For the front of the card, I adhered a checkered patterned paper to the front. I die cut the same pink striped patterned paper that I used on the inside using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. I heat embossed the sentiment. The first line of the sentiment is a My Favorite Things stamp, and the bottom line is from a Lawn Fawn stamp which I masked since I only need that part of the sentiment. I added the dots using a white Sakura Gelli Roll pen. I added two layers of scrap paper underneath this sentiment panel, then adhered it to a kraft cardstock to matte it. I adhered this to the front panel. I decided to keep the front simple so the wow! would be reserved for the inside of the card.


Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see your creations on the challenge blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.





Friday, September 3, 2021

Pop-Up Mini Christmas Tree (Craft My Stash #19)

Hello! I got motivated to create this project from the Lawn Fawnatics current blog challenge, which is on 3D Cards. I created a floral version of this pop-up card before which helped me put this project together. Check it out when you get the chance (Pop-Up Vase Card). 

For this project, I am using the following Lawn Fawn products:

  • Stitched Christmas Tree Frames-for the tree and the star
  • Small Stitched Square Stackables-for the tree stand
  • Mini Wreath-for the ornament
  • Fancy Folded Banners
  • Offset Sayings: Christmas
  • Knit Picky 6x6" Petite Paper Pad
I die cut 5 pieces of the smallest tree frame on green cardstock. I adhered this to a green patterned paper. I trimmed off the excess. I inked the edges with green dye ink. I scored the tree at the middle. I added a strong double sided adhesive on one side of the back of the tree. I adhered one tree to the other but not closing up the last tree folds so I can work on the star and the tree stand.

I die cut two stars for each tree. I sandwiched a toothpick in between two stars using double sided adhesive and foam tape. I adhered the toothpick at the center of the folded tree.

The tree stand is made of folded cardstock strip adhered to each other. I adhered this to the center of the folded tree, next to the toothpick, making sure it extends below the tree. I adhere the tree folds together to hide the toothpick and the tree stand.

The box is made up of small square die cuts on brown cardstock. I connected the squares by creating a hinge using scrap cardstock. 

I created a holding tab for the tree stand with a 2" strip of scrap cardstock. I scored this at 1/2" and 1 1/2" since the square die is 2". I folded the scored lines. I added liquid adhesive to the tabs and adhered this to the inside of the box. I added glue to the tree stand and adhered it to the holding tab.

I die cut the tiny circle ornaments on glitter and mirror cardstocks. I adhered this to the tree.

For the sentiment, I die cut a cream cardstock with the banner die. I stamped the sentiment to this banner. I adhered the ends of the banner to the box. 


This mini pop-up Christmas tree can be folded and placed inside an envelope preferably for personal delivery. I am not sure if it will hold up when mailed unless placed inside a padded envelope.



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Maria Giselle B.

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Stenciled Rainbow Christmas Tree Slimline Card

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. I had so much fun using the pearlescent chalk in my last post that I decided to use this product again on this card. I am using the Trinity Stamps Tree Of Lights stencil set to create the row of rainbow trees on a slimline panel. This is a 2-piece layering stencil set with etched markings to let you know which layer goes first. 

I cut a Neenah Solar White Cardstock at 8 1/2" x 3 1/2". I positioned the first stencil such that the point of the tree top is on the center of the horizontal panel. I used dye inks on the first and third stencil layers, starting off with the lighter shade of the color, then a darker shade for the next layer. I used the I-Crafter I-Brush Applicator Brushes in applying the ink. 


For the second and fourth layers, I added Versamark ink using a sponge dauber dedicated to this ink only. I pounced the pearlescent chalk on the Versamark ink and wiped off the excess using a dry cloth.

I finished one tree after the other until I covered the whole panel with trees. 

I am using a Gina K Whisper heavy weight cardstock for the card base. I cut this at 8 1/2" x 7", then score it at 3 1/2" on the short edge. I trimmed off an eight of an inch from the top and bottom of the inked panel. I adhered this to the card base.

For the sentiment, I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Believe wafer die on a white cardstock, an embossed shimmer gray cardstock and a silver glittered cardstock. I adhered the white sentiment die cut on top of the glittered sentiment die cut slightly offsetting the glittered die cut for a shadow effect. I adhered the grey die cut on top of the white cardstock.

For the sentiment strip, since this sentiment stamp is a two lined sentiment stamp, I masked a part of the sentiment to create it into a one line sentiment. I embossed this using white embossing powder on a black cardstock strip. The stamp is from Simon Says Stamp Believe stamp set. I adhered this to the front of the card.

I added Trinity Stamps Iridescent White Snowflake Confetti Mix which unfortunately, is not available in the TS website anymore. I am sure you can substitute this with other snowflake mix, sequins, gems or even Nuvo Drops.

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

I added below the link to the Trinity Stamp stencil I used on this card. I also added links to several products you can substitute the snowflake mix with since the product I used is not available anymore. There will be no additional cost to you should you decide to purchase any of these products. While you are at the Trinity Stamps website, go ahead and check out the other amazing Trinity Stamps products especially the new release.

Thank you for your support.

Maria Giselle B.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Color Inspired Greeting Card


Hello! I am joining the latest Newton's Nook's Blog Challenge which is a color challenge as you will see at the end of this post.

I stamped Newton on watercolor paper. The image is from Newton's Nook Design Newton's Summer Treats stamp set. I used the Misti Stamping Tool in stamping the image since I am using a textured paper. It took me two more times of stamping before I got a crisp impression of the image. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink. I heat set this to speed dry the ink before coloring.

I am using Zig Clean Color markers for coloring. I am aiming for a pale/pastel look so I applied the color on a palette, then picked it up with a water brush. I fussy cut the image leaving a small white border around it.

The cat is colored with my sister's cat, Carlito, as inspiration.

For the background, I am re-introducing a product that is hardly being used nowadays, the chalk. My chalk set is stored close to my Zig which sparked my interest in using this product for this card. I temporarily adhered the NND Sunscape Stencil on a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Neenah Solar White cardstock with the use of Therm O Web Pixie Spray. I pounced the Versamark ink pad to the stenciled panel. Using the clip and the cotton included in the Pebbles Inc. Pearlescent Chalking set, I applied the colors on the sticky ink. Once I am done, I removed the stencil and soaked it in warm, soapy water. I wiped off the excess chalk from the panel with a dry rag. 


I added embossing to the rays by re-positioning the stencil to the inked panel. I secured this temporarily with tape to prevent shifting. I ran this through the die cut machine using an embossing mat. 

I embossed the sentiment on the panel. The sentiment is from the NND Birthday Roundabout stamp set. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the sentiment and embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I trimmed a sliver, about an 18th", off the edges. I matted this panel with a Simon Says Stamp Lemon Chiffon cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I adhered Newton with foam tape. I added Doodlebug sequins. I added Ranger Glossy Accents to the ice cream accents. 

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Maria Giselle B.

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Friday, August 20, 2021

Sending Hugs Greeting Card

 

Hello! Welcome back. I created this card to showcase several Trinity Stamps products. This is not the first time I have used theses products but I enjoy using it over and over again. It allows me to think of other ways of creating using the same products.

I created a polaroid-like frame using the dies from the Trinity Stamps Frame And Fold Die Set. I die cut this on a light brown patterned paper. Using the smallest square die, I die cut another piece of patterned paper. I created a starry background using a stamp from the TS Magical Wizards 4x6 Stamp Set. I heat embossed the stars using Wow! Silver Pearl embossing powder. I blended ink to this panel using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Prize Ribbon. I wiped off the excess ink from the embossed stars. I colored the inside of the stars using Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Silver pen. 

I stamped the boy image from the same stamp set on a white cardstock. I colored this image using Prismacolor colored pencils. I die cut the image using the coordinating die


For the sentiment, I die cut this on white cardstock and patterned paper using TS Sending Hugs Die Set. The white paper was too stark so I blended ink to it using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Antique Linen. I added additional die cut layers to the sentiment and to each letter for some dimension. I also die cut another white layer for the letters and die cut this in half using a scalloped stitched border die. I created a strip of patterned paper by partially die cutting the stitched strip included in the die set so I can extend this strip to cover the entire width of the card.

My card base panel is a dark brown cardstock. I embossed this using a dotted embossing folder. I adhered the polaroid frame die cut, the blue starry background panel and the boy die cut to this. I adhered the strip next. I adhered the letters after, then adhered the word to complete the sentiment. 

Thank you for visiting my blog.

I added the links below to the Trinity Stamp products I used on this card. There is no additional cost to you should you decide to purchase these products. You can also check out the other amazing products Trinity Stamps have. 

Thank you for your support. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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