Thanks — Sequin Shaker Card

Hi everyone!

When I saw this amazing sequin shaker card from Laura Bassen, I knew I had to make one. Even her very cheerful and happy process video in making the shaker card drew me in.

I have never made a shaker card before but with the fast popularity sequins are gaining, I knew it was a definite must to create.

I didn’t have the die cut that Laura used from Kelly Purkey so I had to improvise.

Here is my card —

Thanks Shaker Card

 

and the front panel with the sequins spread out

Thanks Shaker Front Panel

 

I started this card with a standard size card folded on the top from some Bazzill card stock in Patina. I die cut the 3rd biggest frame from the Sizzix Majestic Labels #2 on some polka dot paper from the Doilies 6×6 paper pad from Ki Memories. I also diecut the same shape from fun foam to use as the dimension for the sequins. I placed a small sheet of acetate to the back of the patterned paper panel.

For the sentiment, the die cut the Simon Says Stamp “thanks” die from some Blue Calypso paper from Bazzill and placed on top of the acetate. The die that Laura used had a built in sentiment, the thanks die cut acted as the built in sentiment.

Putting the card together was a struggle because I did not plan ahead for adhesives. I started with the card base, then the foam piece. I put some mixed pastel sequins I’ve had forever in my stash then the front panel with the acetate. I used my Xyron sticker maker to put some adhesive on the thanks die cut and adhered it to the center of the acetate.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading.

SSS January 2014 Card Kit – Completed

Hi everyone! I’m here with an update for the Simon Says Stamp January 2014 card kit. Starting with the January kit, I will be doing a post like this at the end of the month to close out the kit. I have already blogged about 4 cards I have made and you can read them here, here, here and here. To close out this kit, I have made 4 additional cards.

For cards 5 and 6, I wanted to use the ticket strips from Fancy Pants since I haven’t touched it.

Card #5 – Happy Valentines Day (Ticket Strips)

Happy Valentines Day - Ticket Strips

For this card, I used the ticket strips as a border through out the front panel of the card. I attached it to the front of a white standard size card base. For sentiment, I stamped it on vellum with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I have always used flour as my powder tool but recently I made my own powder tool which I will blog about. It only cost me 2 dollars and I think it works better than flour.

Card #6 – Be Loved, Love You

Be Loved Love You

For this card, I wanted to use more of the ticket strips. I saw this video from Kristina Werner using the January 2013 SSS kit and the focal point was a ticket strip. So I used her idea and CASE’d her card. I just love Kristina’s style of card making and her videos were what got me started in this hobby.

I made a border frame from the pink chevron paper and adhered it towards the center of the card. I used another paper strip from collection and punched a scallop border with the American Crafts Knockouts. I tied some twine included in the kit and placed a gem at the center of the bow. For the sentiment, I picked 2 ticket strips that could work as sentiments and attached it to the card.

Card #7 – Hello You! Love You! Be Mine?

Hello You Be Mine Love YouFor this card, I used different strips of patterned paper from the kit and adhered them diagonally on the front panel. And in between the strips, I used the small sentiments from the Only Have Eyes For You set and repeatedly stamped it on the spaces with Memento Tuxedo black ink.

Card #8 – Hello You! I (Heart) You 

Hello You! I Love YouFor this card, I wanted the monster to be popping out of windows. I colored the monsters with alcohol markers trying to practice my color blending. I’m still a work in progress but I will never stop trying until I get it right. I used googly eyes to add some dimension. I used a small banner from Sizzix and stamped the sentiments from the set using white embossing powder. I used a strip of patterned paper and used the American Crafts KnockOuts to punch a heart border. To finish the card, I adhered the border and rounded the bottom corners.

That’s it for the January 2014 kit. Even though its quite late, I will make a few cards for the February Kit and blog about those cards.

Thanks for reading.

Online Card Class – Stenciled

 

 

 

Hi everyone! I have been juggling many different things in the past few weeks and these next couple of blog posts are for me to catch up with many cards I haven’t blogged about.

This first post is all about the recent Online Card Class I took called STENCILED. It was an amazing class and I learned many techniques in using stencils. I blogged one card I made and I will share the rest of them in this post.

STN_participantThe first card I’m going to share is a Valentines day (sorry for the delay) card where I traced the stencils with colored pencils just like Kristina shared. Here is the card —

Happy Valentines Day - Stencil

 

I started this card with some Neenah Creative card stock in Wisteria cut to a standard size card. Then on a panel of Strathmore water color paper, I traced some hearts from a Heidi Swapp stencil using watercolor pencils. I intended to blend the hearts with water but at the end, I just decided to leave it as is and not add any water. I stamped the sentiment from SSS Only Have Eyes For You set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I attached the watercolor paper to some black card stock. I punched the side with the heart border from American Crafts KnockOuts. To finish the card, I attached the black panel to the Wisteria card stock and drew some  dash lines with a white gel pen.

For my second card, I wanted to use embossing paste which has been growing in popularity very quickly. As quickly as I got excited about, I realized that I wasn’t really good at it and needed more practice to perfect it. I made two very similar cards, here they are  –

Love You - Mosaic Heart stencil

 

I used the SSS Mosaic heart stencil for the card. I used some ink pads to color the paste and then spread it out. For the one on the left, I used Memento Rose Bud ink and for the one on the right, I used Hero Arts Pale Tomato ink. I realized that its not that easy to apply the paste and it took me a while to realize that I had to load my spatula from the back – thus the splotchy mess towards the bottom of the heart. For the sentiment, I used the Love This set from Simon Says Stamp and customized it to say “you” instead of “this”

So these are the cards I created for the Online Card Class – Stenciled. Class may be over, but I will continue to use stencils on future cards.

That’s it for today! Thanks for reading.