Thursday, September 8, 2016

MFT Dragon cards

I finally broke down & bought the My Favorite Things Magical Dragon stamp set. So Monday evening, I sat down & decided to color me some Dragons. Once I was done, an idea popped into my head & I just had to make a card.
I had bought some Gina Marie banner dies and I decided I wanted to use them. Here is the card I came up with. I used my Prismacolor pencils & gamsol to color the dragon. I stamped the fire/smoke clouds on vellum & then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then cut it out by hand and used my Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter pen to make it sparkle. I also used my SN Clear Glitter pen to color in his horns & wings. I then used some Tiny Star Confetti to put around the card. I decided a kraft color card base would compliment this card.

Sorry the lighting is so crappy, it was 11pm & I couldn't get out of the shadow to take the picture...I'm working on getting a box to take my pictures in. All supplies used will be at bottom of the post.

                  Now onto my 2nd card & the one I am super excited about. I had gotten a brick stencil from Amazon a couple of weeks ago & hadn't used it yet. While I was coloring the dragons, the idea came to me. So I stopped coloring & got some Texture paste, mixed a little Antique Linen Distress ink with it & put it on a A2 card base. Once that was dry, I then used a die (I had gotten it a week ago from a FB resell site so I don't know the name of the die or who makes it, but I LOVE this die, I also got one with circles instead of squares) to make the "windows". I used some Tumbled Glass Distress ink to sponge on some blue behind where the windows would be. I then popped the panel up on some fun foam and applied to a A2 card base. Once that was done, I then put some foam dots on the back of the small characters and placed them in the windows and then glued the dragon on the left side. I used a smaller banner die and used some Antique Linen to sponge the edges & top of the banner & glued right  under the dragon.
I used my SN Clear Glitter pen on the horns, wings, crown, shield & feather in the cap. All supplies used at bottom of post.
I love the depth of the characters on this card.

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Supplies used for both cards:
Recollections white 110lb cardstock, Hero Arts kraft card base, Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth card stock 80lb, Cor'dnations cardstock (banner-not sure of names) Gina Marie banner dies, Prismacolor Premier color pencils, Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen, Versamark Onyx Black ink, Gina K Black Onyx, Ranger Texture Paste, Crafters Workshop Crafter's Template 6x6-Bricks, Antique Linen Distress ink, Tumbled Glass Distress ink (behind windows), Lucy's Things Tiny Star Confetti, Small Rectangle die from C.C Designs Create a card die set, Versamark, Wow Opaque Bright White embossing powder

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Easy Die Cut Inlay cards inspired by Jennifer McGuire video

Jennifer McGuire inspired cards

When I woke up this morning, I grabbed my phone and checked my notifications. I had one for a Jennifer McGuire video and if your anything like me, you watch ALL of her videos (BIG craft girl fan So I have tried many of her techniques, but this one I really liked...and it worked out great the 1st time I tried it (that doesn't happen

This is the video by Jennifer McGuire for Easy Die Cut Inlay Background 

After I got done, I went into my craft room and tried this out. I had some 12x12 paper I had gotten from JoAnn's that was similar to the glitter paper from Simon Says Stamp. I had a You die from my Stamp of Approval Beautiful World  kit (you can get them only in Catherine Pooler online store now, follow this link: )

I then looked through my stash to see what kind of dies I have that would work. I found MFT Modern Morocco background, Paper Smooches Roses & Dainty Flowers, Darice Butterflies & Craftin Desert Divas Scribbled Circle dies that I wanted to use. 

I cut 2 of each color of the glitter card stock, into 4"x5 1/4" pieces for a total of 8 pieces.  I then used some Adhesive Sheets from Scrapbook Adhesives (I got 10 packs of this when a store when out of business for $1 each-great deal) to use as my double sided adhesive for sticking my glitter paper to Recollections 110lb card stock cut to the same size as my glitter paper 4x5 1/4. 
I then got to work using my Cuttlebug to use the dies to try the above technique. I'm not going to go into great detail on how this was done since I've linked the above video on how to do it. 

Once the die cutting was done on the glitter paper, I then cut out the word You from some white glitter paper 6 times. I also cut the You 2 more times on white 80lb card stock and then glued them all together with Ranger Multi Matte. I then used the All About You stamp set to stamp out the Happy Birthday To & Are Awesome and stamped it with Versamark on some black cardstock (from JoAnn's) and used Wow Metallic Plantinum embossing powder. I heat set, then used my Tim Holtz Tonic paper cutter to cut out the Happy Birthday & used a CC Designs banner die to cut out the Are Awesome. 

I then started putting the cards together. I didn't use any fun foam to put my glitter card onto my card bases, i just put it directly on the card base. I used my ATG gun to put them on. 
Once I got done putting these all together, I realized I only cut 6 You's out & had 2 more card bases left (My DUH moment of the day-so 
I decided to change it up and got out a LOVE die from Lawn Fawn & the You from All About You stamp set. I went with Black glitter card stock and cut it out 2 more times with black card stock. I stamped the You on white card stock and cut out with my trimmer again. 

Here are my cards. 

Look at all that GLITTER!!!

These were so much fun to make! My favorite ones are the Modern Morocco & the Scribbled Circle backgrounds, they came out looking great! Give this a try with some of your dies & have some fun! 
I hope everyone gives this technique a try and please make sure & share your creations with me. 

See below for total supply list.

I'm off to try my hand at some fall & Halloween cards!


Supply list: Glitter paper by Cor'dinations (JoAnn's), White Recollections paper, Black Recollections, 2 You's dies from Cas-ual Fridays for SOA kit, All About You stamp set by Cas-ual Fridays for SOA kit (only sold at link at top of page), Love die from Lawn Fawn, Ranger Multi Matte glue, ATG gun, Adhesive Sheets from Scrapbook Adhesives, Versamark ink, WOW Metallic Plantinum embossing powder, Recollections heat gun & Cuttlebug