Friday, January 27, 2023

Birthday card stash

 Good morning crafty friends. It's a beautiful, chilly morning here in Texas.  What winter is supposed to be.  Lately it's been close to summer weather with temps up in the 80's.  But I'm happy for the change.

Earlier in the week, we had storms roll through.  It was a pj, stay at home, kinda day.  Perfect for working on card.  It felt so good to get crafty again.  

I've been wanting to try making an easel card.  This set from Mama Elephant was perfect to try it with.

To make the easel, I just got a horizontal A2 size card and scored it about 1½ from the bottom and folded along the score line and glued on the stamped image.  I then added a strip of striped cardstock on the inside.  This will hold the easel open.
Easy Peasy!

Cherylespiecreates shared partial die cut card that was just gorgeous.  Gave me the inspiration to try it myself.  
I placed the SSS Poppy Field die on an A2 card base.  I ran it through my Platinum 6 making sure the plates stopped right at the edge of the score line.  Perfect cut!
This is where I had the issue.  I thought that I had placed the stamp perfectly within the cut shape, but I didn't.  It was just a fraction off.  Enough that it bothered me.  So I just stamped and cut the image form a piece of cardstock.  After I had finished coloring it,  glued it over top the previously cut card base.  I was going to make it 2 layers anyways.  I don't like that you can see the Copic markers bleed through the paper.  I just did it backwards.  

That's all for today folks.

Until next time - Jackie❤️

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Happy New Year

I've been in suck a funk lately.  Absolutely no motivation to create.  Thankfully, this weekend the creativity was really flowing.
I had a lot of stamped images stored away for another day, including these fun gnomes from MFT. 
It all started with the LOVE die. I had eyed it for a while, a finally bought it on my last shopping spree.
I cut a piece MFT Shiny silver cardstock down and cut the LOVE out 
For the first card, I cut strips of pink and blue cardstock and glued them down to horizontal A2 card.  Then placed the negative die-cut over the top.
The second card I cut the die 2 more time out of white cardstock and glued them all together for dimension.  I used the negative as a template and glues it down.  
I colored the gnomes using copic markers in pink (RVs)  and blue (Bs) and fussy cut them out.
Hopefully, I can keep this mojo going strong.   I felt so good to create

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

I'm sure we all feel the same.  December is absolutely crazy.  The first 10 days are taken up with our golf tournament.  Then I always feel rushed to get back and finish my shopping and get my cards made.  This year was just so different.  I don't feel that panic that I normally do.  You know, the feeling that you're forgetting something or someone. I feel so much more relaxed.

These are few Christmas cards that I made.  I took the Pink Fresh Create and Connect class in October so the first few are from it.  The first 2 card are the ones I ended up sending out this year.  I've gotten so many compliments  on it.

MFT for the win with these adorable personalized gift tags.

These last 2 are my DT posts for Maker Forte.

If you have any questions about any of these cards, please leave me a comment.

Until next time - Merry Christmas - Jackie 🎄

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Holiday takeover

 I'm desperately behind on my Christmas cards.  I've got a few cards and tags that I've made over the last few weeks for MarkerForte, but have just forgotten to share.  


For details on how I made these, check out my post on the MakerForte blog.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Maker Forte - Picket Fence IG Hop

 As promised, here are details on the three cards I made for the IG Hop.  All three cards use the same stencil - Snowflake Trio, and sentiments from the stamp set Holly Berries: by MakerForte

This is a simple design.  I centered the snowflake on the card front.  With Eclipse Black ink, I very lightly blended over the design.  I then took another Picker Fence brush and used Versa Mark ink to cover the center of the snowflake.  I removed the stencil and added Asteroid Interference Kaleidoscope Powder.  It just gives it that little bit of shine.
I stamped the sentiment and dusted it with the same Keleidoscope powder and fussy cut it out.  Popping it with foam tape

Using a different snowflake from the stencil, I ink blended using Palm Tree ink. 

Think this is my favorite of the tree.  I used Vegas strip first to show the snowflakes.  Then I went back over the edges with Eclipse black.  

I added a couple drops of water to the Kaleidoscope powder and sprinkled it over the panel.

Adding the sentiment to finish off the card

Thanks for stopping by 
Until next time - Jackie ❤

Monday, August 29, 2022

Ink Blot Shop Guest Design cards

I wanted to jut pop in and share a couple cards that I made as guest designer for Ink Blot Shop.

In this first card, I used the Koala Hugs set.  I love this sentiment.  A great reminder that nothing is permanent.  Life may throw you some curve balls, but just have faith that it can and will bet better. 

This next card I used the Missing You set to make this slimline card.  I masked off the houses instead of cutting the stamp.  I just have a total fear of messing up the stamp.  (yea , I know it doesn't harm the stamp.  It's a mental thing)

Until next time friends - Jackie ❤

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Mirror Image Tutorial

 Have you ever tried Mirror Image Stamping? It’s super easy and I'mshow how to do it without any any special tools or stamps. You can use what you already have to extend your stamping.

I started out by stamping the fun little frog from the Happy Birthday, Princess stamp set in Eclipse Black ink on a scrap piece of white cardstock. Now for the fun part. The castle in this set has a large back side. Large enough to fit the stamped frog. I flipped it over onto my glass mat and carefully stamped the fog onto it. Making sure not to wiggle the stamp. I then pressed the cardstock on the image. Using my Impression Smoosher to make sure I get a good transfer.

This short video shows exactly how I did it.

I colored the frogs with my Copic Markers.

Frog – YG00,YG03, YG17, YG67

Crown – Y00, Y11, Y15, YR24

Next I stamped one of the princesses from the Pretty Princess set. These are a little smaller and fit the setup of my card better. Again I used Copics Markers to color.

Hair – E42, E43, E47

Face – E50, E51, E11

Dress – B000, B00, B02, B04

I fussy cut all three stamped images and added dimensional foam tape to the back and aligned them in center of each circle.

I then cut a thin ¼in strip of cardstock and stamped the sentiment, adding foam to it too.

I hope you try mirror image stamping. It really is as easy as it looks.

Until next time - Jackie ❤