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