Posts tagged ‘Fiskars’

December 16, 2013

Paper craft project no. 100: Be merry

2013-12-14 Be merry
Here’s an A2 card — my 100th paper craft project I’ve blogged about! I’ve made more than that since starting the blog in July — but being able to share my paper craft projects regularly every week is infinitely satisfying. It gives me a sense of accomplishment…and I finally found something I can blog about consistently!

Anyway, for this card, I stamped paint brushes, ink blots, and ink spatters in alternating emerald green and rose madder archival inks on the bottom area of my card base. On scrap watercolor paper, I stamped a newspaper background in gray flannel ink. I trimmed it to size and rounded off the bottom corners with my corner rounder punch. I then adhered it to my card base. Next, I stamped a wonky double running stitch all around the panel in love letter ink. On scrap watercolor paper, I stamped the winter words in tuxedo black ink (Memento), cut it out using a 2-inch circle punch, and lightly sponged the edges with love letter ink. To create the 3 strips, I used the chevron stamp with the love letter ink. I adhered them to my card using foam dots. I stamped the sentiment in tuxedo black ink. I finished the card by rounding the bottom corners with my corner rounder punch.

I based the layout of this card on the current Fusion Card Challenge sketch. I’m linking up this card to the following fun challenges: Brown Sugar Challenge #72: Christmas; Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #54: Happy Holidays; Dream Valley Challenge #72: Christmas; and Sister Act Card Challenge #37: Anything Goes.

I’m also linking this card to 2 challenges that my good friend Nonni is hosting at her blog: Let’s Get Inky: Stamp a Happy Christmas and Christmas Cards Out of Old Stash/Scraps. I hope you can join us over there by the 24th! Nonni will be randomly drawing a winner for each challenge and the winners will receive the It’s All About YOU! rubber stamp set from STAMPlorations.

Stamps – Winter Wonderland [round image] (Fiskars); Newspaper Background (Hero Arts); Patchwork Frenzy: Graphic Squares [stitches], Holiday Artsy [paint brush, ink blots, and ink spatters], VIGNETTE: Chevron & Arrows [chevron] , and Oh, Christmas Tree! [sentiment] (STAMPlorations)
Inks – Emerald Green, Rose Madder (Ranger); Gray Flannel, Love Letter, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper – 140-lb cold-press watercolor paper (Canson)
Also – 2-inch circle punch (Fiskars); corner rounder; glue dots; foam dots

Thanks so much for stopping by!


December 14, 2013

Paper craft project no. 99: Happy holidays

2013-12-14 CAS Happy Holidays
Hello! Can you believe Christmas is almost here? I’m hoping to be done wrapping gifts and making cards this weekend and aiming to get everything mailed no later than Tuesday — fingers (and toes) crossed! Here’s one of several cards I made last night. On watercolor paper (Canson), I stamped paint brushes, ink spatters, ink blots, and a funky Christmas tree (STAMPlorations) in 3 different Ranger archival inks: jet black, emerald green, and sienna. Then on scrap watercolor paper, I stamped the scalloped snowflake in Versamark watermark ink 3 times then embossed them in different embossing powders: jaded pearl, detail copper, and detail gold (Stampendous). Then I fussy cut the embossed snowflakes and adhered them to my card base using foam dots. I stamped the sentiment in tuxedo black (Memento) on the lower right and finished the card by rounding off one corner with my corner rounder punch.

I based the layout of this card on the CAS(E) This Sketch #57. I was also inspired by the photo over at Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #75 (the Christmas tree and color — which gave me a good excuse to use sienna/burnt amber, copper, and gold, as they all give me a warm feeling/glow.) And since my focal images are snowflakes, they fit 4 more of my favorite challenges: CASology #74: Snowflake, Addicted to CAS #28: Snowflakes, CAS-ual Fridays #123: Let It Snow, and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Let It Snow.



Stamps – Winter Wonderland (Fiskars); Holiday Artsy and Oh, Christmas Tree! (STAMPlorations)
Inks – Emerald Green, Sienna, Jet Black (Ranger Archival); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper – 140-lb cold-press watercolor paper (Canson)
Also – Jade Pearl, Detail Gold, Detail Copper embossing powders (Stampendous); Versamark watermark ink pad; heat tool (Ranger); foam dots; corner rounder punch

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you’re keeping warm!


October 8, 2013

Paper craft project #66: You are here

2013-10-07 OLC You are here

Edited to add (10/22/13): This card got picked as one of 5 Trigger Targets over at Moxie Fab World. Woohoo!  ***happy dance***

Here’s a one layer card I managed to create when I was lucid enough. (Still on the mend — but been having to take stronger meds which leave me in a haze for the most part).

I used CAS(E) this Sketch #48 for the layout and I was inspired by the photo in this week’s Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World (it made me think of chevrons/arrows).


Stamps: map, arrows, sentiment (Teresa Collins); hearts (Fiskars)
Inks: jet black, sienna (Ranger Archival inks); butter bar mid-tone, neon blue (Hero Arts)
Other: bronze spray mist (Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists)

September 27, 2013

Paper craft project no. 61: Love

2013-09-27 One Layer Card Love

Still feeling under the weather — it’s day 3 with joint pains and sore throat. DH is bit worried; if I still have sore throat tomorrow, he’s taking me to the doctor. Haven’t been able to get started on those autumn-themed canvases, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to after the weekend. Here’s a one layer card that I managed to make in between my Netflix marathons this week.

I’m linking this up to the following challenges:


Stamps: flower, sentiment (Fiskars)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink)
Other: lulu lavender, grape jelly, tangelo, dandelion, bamboo leaves, new sprout, tuxedo black (Memento markers); watercolor paper (Canson)

Have a great weekend!


September 17, 2013

Paper craft project no. 57: Queen for a day

2013-09-17 CAS Queen for a day

All day today I’ve been itching to get to my craft table and make a birthday card. However, I needed to finish cleaning up our room and put away the things I wasn’t able to put away last Sunday when I started that cleaning and re-organizing chore. I’ve been wanting to create a card that I can enter to the Fusion Card Challenge #17. I combined the inspiration photo and the sketch, although I didn’t completely follow the sketch. I had the card already made in my head, as I wanted to use a particular Alice in Wonderland clear stamp I have and for some odd reason, the phrase “Queen for a day” was stuck in my head that I knew I had to use that in the card. So after I had put away the last of the clutter in our room, I got a chance to sit down at my craft table. Halfway through, I knew exactly why this card was just begging for me to create — today’s the birthday of one of the nicest, kindest, and craft-savvy ladies I’ve met online: Gina. So Gina, this is for you, and it may be late in the day, but it’s still your birthday — and you are Queen for today! :-)

To create this card, I embossed the card base with the quatrefoil embossing folder then lightly sponged the surface with distress ink. Next, I die-cut white cardstock using the ATC die, stamped the Alice image on it, and masked the image before stamping the newspaper background. I colored Alice with my distress markers then blended butter bar, soft apricot, and vintage photo inks all around. Since I didn’t have a stamp that spells out “Queen for a day”, I turned to Adobe Photoshop CS. I found a blank vintage banner and typed the text on that, making sure the text followed the path of the banner. I printed it on cardstock, fussy cut it, and then colored it with vintage photo distress ink and marker. I adhered the ATC and banner onto the card base using glue dots. I punched out the curly label, stamped the sentiment, distressed it in the same ink colors I used for the ATC, and then mounted it onto the card using foam dots to give the card dimension.

I’m linking this card to these challenges as well: Through the Craft Room Door Challenge: Anything Goes; Created with Love Challenges: Anything Goes; Make It Monday #158; Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Challenge #80; Challenges 4 Everybody #29: Anything Goes; Scribble & Scrap Challenge #1: Always Anything Goes; A Creative Romance Challenge: Dies or Punches; and The Corrosive Challenge #183: Maiden, Mother, Crone.

Stamps: sentiment (Fiskars); Alice in Wonderland (STAMPlorations); newspaper background (Hero Arts)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); vintage photo (Tim Holtz Distress ink); butter bar mid-tone, soft apricot (Hero Arts Shadow Ink)
Other: picket fence, tattered rose, fired brick, faded jeans, mustard seed, worn lipstick, broken china, barn door (Tim Holtz Distress markers); artist trading card die (Sizzix); quatrefoil embossing folder (The Paper Studio); curly label punch (EK Success)

Thanks for stopping by! I’m going to make me some more cards! Enjoy the rest of your day/evening wherever you are in the world :-)


PS: Please join me in a holiday papercrafting challenge. Details are here! :-)

September 8, 2013

CAS Card No. 51: Happy birthday

2013-09-08 CAS Happy birthday
Here’s an A2 card that I made for Freshly Made Sketches #102 and Seize the Birthday Anything Goes Birthday. I really like the raspberry jam mid-tone shadow ink by Hero Arts so I set out to create this card with the intention of using that ink color. I found cardstock that was very close to the ink color. I used second generation stamping to create the background for the card. Then I layered the rest of the elements.

Stamps: sentiment (Fiskars); flower (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: raspberry jam (Hero Arts Shadow Ink)
Other: cardstock (DCWV); paper (Basic Grey); ornate label and oval label dies (Sizzix); Cuttlebug; jute twine; foam dots


By the way, I am hosting a holiday papercrafting challenge on my other blog. I’m giving away a prize package of 7 holiday clear stamp sets to the winner. The challenge runs until September 22. Any kind of papercrafting project is welcome — cards, tags, scrapbook/album covers, home decor. I would love for you to be there!

August 22, 2013

CAS Card No. 41: Hello

2013-08-22 CAS Hello
Still lovin’ my Memento markers. This time, I used them to color flowers that I had stamped on watercolor paper. I actually started by stamping the flowers on regular white card stock. When I was coloring them with the markers, the colors didn’t blend well and the paper started pilling. So I stamped the flowers on watercolor paper. Love how the markers blended and how the colors were more vibrant. After I colored the images, I fussy-cut them. As for the “hello” sentiment, I stamped it on watercolor paper, hand drew the banner/ribbon image, colored it with a Memento marker, and fussy-cut. To give the card a layered effect, I used foam dots for one of the flowers and the sentiment.

Stamps: flowers, leaves (Fiskars), sentiment (Heidi Grace Designs)
Ink: jet black (Ranger Archival ink)
Other: lilac posies, lulu lavender, cantaloupe, tangelo, dandelion, bahama blue, summer sky, new sprout, bamboo leaves, cottage ivy, angel pink, rose bud, tuxedo black (Memento markers)

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