Ice Skating Snowman

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Welcome to November’s Blog Hop featuring Happy Holidays.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcanTEtQRiI

The first thing I did was stamp the snowman from the Spirited Snowman in Memento Ink. I am using a card front that is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Then I covered him up with a mask. After this I created another mask out of sticky note paper and the Layering Ovals Framelits. Then ink the ice in pool party. I added some shadow right under his body with Balmy Blue.

Next up is the refelction: for this I used the Stamparatus and the grey layer from the Big Shot Embossing Mats.

I lined the card up in the Stamparatus to get my placement for where his shadow needed to be. Then I removed the card and replaced it with the grey mat. I think inked up the upside down Snowman in Memento ink and pressed it to the mat, I did this twice. Then I placed my card upside down on the mat and transferred the ink.

Now that I have my ice and reflection, I added a very small 1/2 ground at the bottom. I am going to cover this up with the fence from the Farmhouse Framelits Die. I cut the fence out in white.

Now I colored the snowman. I used markers in Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce, Poppy Parade, Grey Granite, and Crumb Cake.

Then I put all my masks back in place. The mask for the snowman, the reverse part of the oval, and cover the ground. Then I took a sponge and Highland Heather ink, I inked up my sponge then got off as much ink as i could. Then I inked the background a little. This helped to give me a little more color in the background without taking away from the fact that is cold and snowing.

Blizzard Thinlits Die, use Shimmer Paper in Sparkle. These little snowflakes make a great touch. Add the snow flakes randomly around the card.

I then cut out Winter Cheer stamped in Memento with the 1 1/4 circle punch. Then the 1 3/8 circle punch out of Highland Heather, then put together with a dimensional.

Attach the fence with multipurpose glue to the bottom.

Attach the entire front to a card base. I choose to use white, but Highland Heather would have been just as pretty.

 

 


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Dawn Griffith

Dee Slater

Shelia Curry-Myers

Wendy Kimbrell (you are here)

Michelle Veller

Cheryl Pierce Smith

Never Ending Card

Picture of a card with six different squares in a galaxy background

Bubbles with purple background and words that say glitter queens blog hop

Welcome to this months blog hop. Today we focused on Inspired by Dawn Griffith. She has meant so much to us in her wisdom, inspiration and friendship. Today’s card is a Never Ending Card.

Galazy background on a card
Picture of a card with six different squares in a galaxy background

Galazy background on a card

This card was done by Dawn Griffith back in 2011, so this is an oldie but a goodie. I have included the written instructions below, if you would rather watch the process, I have also created a video on the construction of the card, creating the backgrounds, and cutting it all out. I hope you stay tuned. Thank you for joining me today.

This will be one of the easiest constructions of a card you make:

Cut 2 pieces of card stock out at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

In your trimmer, take the first piece and on the 4 1/4 inch side, score it at 1 1/16. Then flip the card around, and score again at 1 1/16. Then turn the card on the 5 1/2 inch side and cut it in half at 2 3/4.

Take the other piece and on the 5 1/2 inch side score it at 1 3/8 then flip and score again at 1 3/8. Then turn the card on the 4 1/4 inch side and cut in half at 2 1/8.

Burnish all your score lines. I like to have one set of score lines going up and one set going down when I put the card together. This makes the card flip and move a lot easier.

Mats you will need:

Page 1: 2 @ 2 x 5/8 and 4 @ 7/8 x 2 5/8

Page 2: 4 @ 7/8 x 1 1/8 and 2 @ 2 x 1 1/8

Page 3: 2 @ 2 x 2 5/8 and 4 @ 7/8 x 1 1/8

Page 4: 4 @ 2 x 1 1/8 and 2 @ 2 x 2 5/8

To learn how to do the galaxy background, please view the video.

Thank you all for joining me today, and I hope you love this card as much as I do. I loved creating the backgrounds, how I have four different cards in one, and how it all came together.





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Watercolor Technique – Glitter Queens June Blog Hop

Watercolor Technique using celephane

Picture of a white page washi tapped down to a glass surface, picture of a woman holding an umbrella. white background
picture of woman holding umbrella and a paint brush with water
picture of woman holding umbrella watercoloring

Welcome to this months Glitter Queens Blog hop featuring new items from the new June Catalog. I am showcasing a watercolor technique using plastic wrap.

First I stamped an image, this is the lady holding an umbrella from Beautiful You. I also used Sea of Textures that I will show at the end.

I stamped the image in black archival and put clear embossing powder over it. Then heat set it.

Then I secured my card down onto my mat with washi tape. I added a mask to the stamped image, and added water all over the image.

Then I started with my colors. I am using all new colors, first I used Balmy Blue. I also used an aqua painter to apply the ink.

I only applied the ink to the top part of the card.

Image of woman holding umbrella watercolor in the background
picture of stamped woman holding umbrella with plastic wrap on top
picture of stamped woman holding umbrella with plastic wrap on top

Next I used the new Blueberry Bushel ink, I blended the color down from the previous color. I made sure to add lots of water, this technique uses lots of water to achieve the technique.

Then I came in with Pineapple Punch. I wanted the Blueberry Bushel to mix with the Pineapple Punch to create a very nice green, but it was not rich enough for me, so I added another new color Shaded Spruce. This gave it the pop of color that I was looking for.

Now the magic. Time for the Plastic Wrap. I took the plastic wrap and stretched it across pulling on each end to make stripes. I want it to look like rain.

Now it is time to let this all dry. Once it is dry, you can remove the plastic wrap and you will have streaks where the plastic wrap collected the water.

 

image of woman in the rain holding umbrela
Image of octopus with watercolor background
image of woman holding umbrella with grey then blue then yellow watercolor

The first image is the one I explained above. I like how it turned out. the rain on the umbrella, the way the plastic wrap picked up the ink and moved it around, it does look like rain to me.

The next image is from the Sea of Texture the Octopus. I stamped it in Black archival ink then clear embossed it. 

The last image is the same lady in the rain, but with different colors. This one uses Grey Granite, Blueberry Bushel, and Pineapple Punch. By changing one color you can get a completely different result.

Watercolor image of a womany dancing in the rain
Picture of a woman with her hands above her head in celebration watercolor background
stamped image of a woman tipping her hat, watercolor background

Here are a few more examples. The one in the middle is from the new set Enjoy Life. The last image is also from the beautiful you set. All of these colors are a mix of new colors.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you use this technique with plastic wrap and watercolor to creat some beautiful backgrounds.


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Dawn Griffith
Davette Strange
Dee Slater
Tracy Bradley
Wendy Kimbrell
Beth Bolinger


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Note Pad Holder –

Three notebooks that say need a place to write somethind own, note pad holder is the answer

Note Pad Holder

Hello Everyone.  We are saying goodbye to some of the items we love in the current catalog and in the Occasions Catalog.

This month I had permission to showcase a tutorial from Frances Long at Your Book Of Memories on You Tube. The Note Pad and Sticky Note Holder Book.

I love this book. It is the perfect accessory on my desk.

At the bottom of this post is a Free PDF of the cut list.

Here is a quick video walk through of the Note Pade Holder


Book Cover

Chipboard 2 cut at 5 1/4 x 8 1/4

1 at 1 x 8 1/4

Take two sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 ad tape them together with 1/4 tape or wet glue.

I used a ruler at the bottom of my paper one inch from the bottom and one inch from the left side and aligned my pieces on top of the ruler. Start with the spine piece place over the pieces that you put together with the paper. The align the front and back 1/4 ich apart on either side.

Base Piece: Flap

Flap: Take 8 ½ x 11  paper and cute to 5 7/8 x 8 ¼

Score on the 5 7/8 at the top at ½ inch and ¾ inch.

Base Piece: Large Pocket

This piece is 6 1/16 x 7

Score on the 6 1/16 at the top at 1/2, then do a complete rotation to the other side and score again at 1/2 inch.

Score with the 7 ich side at the top at 1/2 inch.

Base Piece: File Pocket

5 1/2 x 5 1/4

Score on the 5 1/4 at the top at 1/2 inch.

Rotate left once for the 5 1/2 to be at the top, score at 1/2 inch.

I score on the back of the paper.

Then flip the paper by taking the bottom left L and flip it so now the 5 1/4 is back at the top.

Now take a pencil and mark at 1 3/4 then rotate to 5 1/2 at the top and mark at 3 3/4.

Align the two marks in your paper trimmer and cut the diagonal line.

In the picture you will cut the two red lines.

Base Piece: Sticky Note Holder

5 x 8 3/8

Score with the 5 inch at the top at ½ and 7/8 then rotate to the opposite side and score again at ½ and 7/8.

On the 8 3/8 at the top score at 2, 2 3/8, 5 ½, 5 7/8.

Then you will cut out the far four corners up to the second score line.

Use a decorative corner rounder on the small flap.

Also attach a magnet to the flap.

Assembly: Base Pieces

Glue down Flap to the left hand side of the book, this is
the 5 7/8 x 8 ¼ piece. Glue down only the left part of the file pocket that is
5 ½ x 5 ¼ aligning up the ½ part with the flap.

Glue down only bottom part of other pocket to the right hand
side this piece is 6 1/16 x 7.

You will have to measure to make sure that you have enough
for your back piece. Use 12 x 12 cut it to 8 high, then measure your book with
1/8 border and cut remaining.

Glue middle of the spine on either side before placing down
the background.

Glue down bottom of the pocket and right side of the right
pocket before adding the background piece.

Ribbon goes under the left side of the right pocket. I took
white ribbon, colored it with Early Espresso Marker.

Assembly Designer Series Paper

Once you have the book together, the DSP for the left flap is 4 7/8 x 8 and you need two of these for front and back.

The left pocket is 4 13/16 x 6 ¼.

Assembly: File Pocket Designer Series Paper and Large Pocket

The File pocket DSP is 4 ½ x 4 ¾, align with a 1/8 margin, nick mark with pencil where the red line is (straight down from the cuts made earlier) then cut to match.

Large Pocket on the right the DSP is 4 13/16 x 6 1/4.

Assembly: Sticky Note Holder

For the sticky note holder DSP is 2 at 1 ¾ x 3 and two at 2 ¼ x 3. The small pieces go on the top flap.

If you wait to assemble the box you can pick your paper and add in one of the 2 ¼ x 3 pieces to the inside. Add your magnets, then cover the flap with both small pieces and the other large piece goes over the magnet.

Only put tape on the flap that goes down align it up with the flaps and press. Make sure that if forms a box.

Note Pad Holder

The DSP that cover the note pad is 5 x 1/34 wrap around the top of the book. Cut the back card board of the note pad holder about 1/16-1/8 on each side so it will slide in and out of the pocket.


Decorate

Decorate with additional pieces as desired. I used the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper and cut out one of the sheets with all the little coffee elements on it. I then used tape and taped them onto the project. It was the perfect touch without making the project bulky.

Thank you all for stopping by. Here is the JPG of all the paper you need.

Please visit Your Book of Memories for the full Tutorial.

Product List

Stampin' Trimmer

Stampin’ Trimmer[126889]$30.00

Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper

Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper[145580]$13.00

True Gentleman Designer Series Paper

True Gentleman Designer Series Paper[145593]$11.00

Coffee Break Designer Series Paper

Coffee Break Designer Series Paper[144155]$11.00

Melon Mambo 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Melon Mambo 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock[115320]$8.00

Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock[119686]$8.00

Chocolate Chip 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Chocolate Chip 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock[102128]$8.00

Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad

Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad[126979]$6.50

Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker

Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker[119680]$3.50

Simply Scored

Simply Scored[122334]$30.00

Tear & Tape Adhesive

Tear & Tape Adhesive[138995]$7.00

Glitter Queens April Blog Hop Happy Birthday

Welcome to the April Glitter Queens Blog Hop, featuring Happy Birthday Items. Today we are doing a U-Fold card.


Today we are making a U Fold Card. Credit goes to MayMay for the dimensions of this card.

The first thing to do is cut your pieces so we can decorate. This is an A4 card size, so it fits in a normal size envelope.

You need three pieces for this card. The first piece is 8 x 4 1/4. The second is 5 1/2 x 3. The last is 4 x 1 3/4

On the first piece that is 8 x 4 1/4 on the 8 inch side you will score at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5 1/2, and 6 3/4.

On the second piece that is 5 1/2 x 3, score on the 3 inch side at 1 1/4 and then turn to the right on the 5 1/2 inch side and score at 1 1/4 only down to the scored line and then again at 4 1/4 only to the scored line.

The last piece that is 4 x 1 3/4 score at 3 1/2 then turn and score again at 3 1/2. This will give a 1/2 inch score on each side.

You can go ahead and decorate these pieces if you like, I chose to get all my other pieces together first.

 

 

https://youtu.be/fRpsx2plVpA

The video walks through each step of the pieces, water coloring, and putting the card together.


For the basket, I used the new Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder that was offered during Sale A Bration, and is caring over to the new catalog. I used Soft Suede and then sprayed both sides of the card stock with water then ran it through the Big Shot. Then I used the basket Framelit and cut it out.

The stamp set is Picnic For You and the Picnic Basket Builder Framelits. Now to build up the contents of the basket. Stamp each item you would like and cut out with the framelits. The apple is in Real Red, Bread in Soft Suede, berry basket in Marina Mist with Cherry Cobbler berries, salt and pepper shaker in Basic Grey, cheese in So Saffron, hanker chief in Cherry Cobbler, and the muffins I used markers Pacific Point and Chocolate Chip, then Tangerine Tango and Crumb Cake. Then glue the straps to the front of the basket, along with the hanker chief. Then on the back build up the food one piece at a time. Place this to the side.

From the Picnic Basket Builder Framelits I cut a piece of Old Olive to 1 inch. Then use the strip of grass to cut out two pieces.


To decorate the front of the card, In the Trees stamp set is the perfect size. This set does not have framelits. Stamp and fussy cut out, I used my Brother Scan N Cut. Then colored them using the Aqua Painter. I used Lemon Lime Twist for the tree, and Soft Suede for the trunk. The Squirrel and acorn are colored with markers in Crumb Cake. The raccoon is done with Basic Grey, and the rabbit is colored with crumb cake first then Smokey Slate over that.

I also stamped out the banner piece and happy birthday.

 


For the card base I used water color paper. For the background piece that is 8 x 4 1/4 I measured at 2 1/2 inches from the top to give me a place to decorate above. Water color grass using the grass we cut out of the old olive from the framelite set. I built up the colors, starting with Lemon Lime Twist, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi using a sponge. Then water colored with the Aqua Painter above that. I first used Soft Sky then added Marina Mist for depth for the sky part.

On the piece that goes across the bottom that is 5 1/2 x 3 I took the grass cut out and sponged using the same three green colors to build up the green grass for the bottom layer. Then cut the two squares on the top right and left out only cutting to the other score line.

After the green grass is layered up, I then glued down the raccoon and the rabbit. Then the green grass cut outs. Then the trees, squirrel and acorn. I placed the Happy Birthday Across the two animals. Now this section is done. 

For the card base construction, take the card and place is upside down fold the first score line towards the back then flip the whole card front side up and fold the next section in. Then do the same thing on the other side. Then the brace piece goes in. Lay the card flat and take the 1/2 inch score line and lay it next to the score line of the card base. From there glue on the 1/2 inch scored line. Place the card base on top of it to pick up the brace. Do the same thing on the other side. Then take the bridge piece and glue it into place, glue on just the side pieces that touch the card base.

The birds I glued in they are from the Flying Home Stamp Set, I used markers to color them in. The acorn, and animals came from We Must Celebrate set.

For the picnic basket, take the adhesive strips and put on the top and bottom. Fold down the bridge and make sure it is set, then add the basket on top of that and it will hold down the flap. When you want to fold it up to mail you can push back the basket and pull up the front flap.

Thank you for stopping by today, please continue with the blog hop below. A list of the supplies used is below that.

 


Dawn Griffith
Davette Strange Miller
Dee Slater
Beth Bolinger
Cheryl Pierce Smith
Michelle Veller
Tracy Bradley
Debi Galloway
Wendy Kimbrell
Holly Fearnow



Product List
Watercolor Paper Watercolor Paper [122959] $5.00 In The Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set In The Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set [145850] $16.00 Picnic With You Photopolymer Stamp Set Picnic With You Photopolymer Stamp Set [145860] $17.00 Picnic Basket Builder Framelits Dies Picnic Basket Builder Framelits Dies [145658] $30.00 We Must Celebrate Clear-Mount Stamp Set We Must Celebrate Clear-Mount Stamp Set [145898] $20.00 Flying Home Clear-Mount Stamp Set Flying Home Clear-Mount Stamp Set [145929] $18.00 Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Pad [126959] $6.50 Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad [131180] $6.50 Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad [144086] $6.50 Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker [120967] $3.50 Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker [100071] $3.50 Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Marker Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Marker [120974] $3.50 Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Marker [120968] $3.50 Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad [140932] $7.00 Big Shot Platform Big Shot Platform [142802] $26.00 Big Shot Magnetic Platform Big Shot Magnetic Platform [130658] $40.00 Liquid Multipurpose Glue Liquid Multipurpose Glue [110755] $4.00 Foam Adhesive Strips Foam Adhesive Strips [141825] $8.00 So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad [126957] $6.50 Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad [126966] $6.50 Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad [131181] $6.50 Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad [126962] $6.50 Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad [126978] $6.50 Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [115318] $8.00 Aqua Painters Aqua Painters [103954] $17.00 Stampin' Trimmer Stampin' Trimmer [126889] $30.00