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.

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

Maria Giselle B.

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