Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Fall Birthday Card Embossing

It's the middle the month and that means it's time for a new Scrapyland Challenge ( The Scrapyland Challenge #28 is "Embossing (heat or dry)" using any brand of die that Scrapyland sells.  This challenge ends on November 4th and the winner, chosen by the Designers, will receive a $15 gift certificate to Scrapyland ( store. 

Lately, I like embossing some of my sentiments with clear embossing powder using the Versa Mark embossing pad.   I applied with Versa Mark, the Ranger Melt Art Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel powder on the Sue Wilson Happy Birthday sentiment.  I added red, gold, or yellow ink to the tips of the leaves to give it that autumn look and then added Ranger clear embossing powder with Versa Mark to make the leaves look shiny. 

I used part of the die on the Cherry Lynn Black Eyes Susan Strip for the center of the Martha Stewart Daisy punch.  I used this part of the die for the center of many of my flowers.

I used burlap paper and other rustic printed paper. 

The supplies and dies:
Impression Obsession Leaves
Sue Wilson  Design - Expression Collection - Happy Birthday
Sue Wilson Design - Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds
Sue Wilson Dies - Classic Foldover Flowers
Tattered Lace - Ferns
Tattered Lace - Paradise Ferns
Cherry Lynn Designs:  Chicken Wire
Cherry Lynn Designs: Chrysanthemum Strip
Cherry Lynn Designs:  Olive Branches
Cherry Lynn Designs:  Black Eyed Susan Strip
Stampin Up:  Crumb Cake colored paper
Ribbon Boutique:  Green gingham ribbon

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Halloween Witches shoe

Making little Halloween treat bags for my grand daughter are so much fun.  This is a two-sided witches shoe and in the center is a box that I made where the little treats will go.  The box is about 1/2" wide and about the length of the shoe.  This shoe could be used as a tag or filled with treats and hung on a Halloween tree, waiting for those trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.

The shoe was created by using an ole Sizzix Christmas Holiday Stocking die.  I cut out two stockings and two 3 1/2" circles and used a 1 3/4 " punch on the side of each circle to starting forming the shoe.  Each circle was glued  on the front of the stockings to form the witches shoe.  I cut around the bottom of the stocking to make the heel of the shoe.  A Spellbinder embossing folder was used on each side of the shoe before gluing each shoe on the box which is now hidden on the inside of the shoe.
The shoe buckles and bow were made using orange gingham with the black stitching ribbon from
Really Reasonable  I used flat white pearls for the shoelace holes and colored the pearls with a black Copic Marker.  I really love the ribbons and flower products that are sold on Really Reasonable and their products are very affordable.   I made this bow using the Zutter Bow-It-All V2 which really helps me  make my bows look much better than before I had a bow maker.  I have been recommending this bow maker since I got mine.  Really Reasonable Ribbon carries the Zutter Bow-It-All V2.

Black glitter was added to the top spider web and silver Stickles glue was on the inside spider web. 
Orange Ranger Liquid Pearls was added to the top of the shoe.

The spider's head was made from a round white pearl that was colored with black Copic Marker  and before the google eyes were added.  The spider's legs are made with one black and white ribbon that was cut a few times and glued on the back of the head.   This ribbon is also carried by Really Reasonable

This is the other side of the shoe.  I used purple card stock for the spider web on this side.  The orange ribbon on top is also from Really Reasonable A star brad was added to hold the orange ribbon in place so that this shoe could be hung.

The Happy Halloween and Spider Web are dies from Cherry Lynn Designs.  The orange lace was cut using the Cherry Lynn Design Anastasia Border die and folded several times to look like gathered lace. 

The spiders on this side of the shoe are some plastic spiders that can be bought at a store during Halloween.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #127:  Halloween With Ribbon or Trim
Dies R Us Challenge #34:  Get Your Boo On Halloween
Cherry Lynn Challenge #205:  Black and Orange

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Autumn Wreath

 I am thrilled to have been asked to Guest Design for my all time favorite, Scrapyland and working with all of their inspiring and talented designers.

It's the first Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for a new Scrapyland Challenge ( The Scrapyland Challenge #27 is "Anything Goes" using any brand of die that Scrapyland sells.  This challenge ends on October 21st and the winner, chosen by the Designers, will receive a $15 gift certificate to Scrapyland ( store. 

I love the fall time feeling the crisp cool air and seeing the fall colors.  Therefore, my first card as a guest designer will be a wreath with the colors of autumn leaves.

 I started with cutting a 3 1/2"  circle to begin the frame for my wreath.  I had a Stampin Up sentiment and stamped it in the center of the circle using Color Box gold pigment ink.  I covered the sentiment with Ranger clear embossing powder and heated it with the embossing gun to bring out the gold sentiment.

I made the small flowers from Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers die that comes in a set.  I used round brads for the center of each flowers and colored the brads with a dark brown Copic Marker.

The leaves were made with Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set #1 die .  I cut out three sets of leaves using yellow Bazzill card stock paper.  I sponged the edges of the leaves with Color Box pigment inks of yellow, orange, purple and/or green.  To make each leaf shine like real leaves, I used Versamark embossing pad on each leaf and applied Ranger clear embossing powder to cover the entire leaf and then applied the embossing gun to the power.  Afterwards, I molded each leaf with my fingers to give it added dimension to look more realistic.  I glued the leaves, flowers and bow around the sentiment.

I made the acorns using a 1/2" circle punch and a small oval punch.  I cut the 1/2" circle in half and used a very detailed embossing folder to emboss this half circle and sponged dark brown ink to give it more texture before gluing it on the small oval.  I sponged it again around the acorn and molded it a little with my finger to give it a 3-D rounded appearance before gluing the three acorns on the wreath.

I made the double colored bow using the Zutter Bow-It-All V2.  There are tutorials on U-Tube that  shows you how to make one bow using two different ribbons.

I glued the wreath in the center of one Cherry Lynn Design Sophia Heart Doily die cut. 

I was fortunate to find from Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime Classic Collection, a printed card stock paper with a window frame that fits well with the wreath.  I glued the wreath with the doily in the center of the window frame. 

Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set #1 die
Impression Obsession Spiral Flower die
Cherry Lynn Design Sophia's Heart Doily die
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Versamark stamp embossing pad
Color Box pigment ink
Bazzill cream and orange card stock
Zutter Bow-It-All V2
Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime Classic Collection

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Halloween Ghouls Night Out

I have a lot of fun making Halloween cards for my grand daughters, nieces and nephews.  I thought about using my recently purchased on-line this  lovely gingham ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and wanted to use it on this card that will be sent to my niece.

I cut out the Cherry Lynn Design, Spider Web doily using black glitter paper and glued it on the right corner of the card. 

The sentiments that are embossed are from Impression Obsession Scary Words.  First, I cut the words with black paper and dabbed it with Adirondack Dabber, Wild Plum.  I applied the VersaMark Dazzle embossing stamp pad onto the words to make the words shine more and then poured the Ranger Melt Art Ultra Thick Clear Embossing Enamel powder before using the hot gun to melt the powder.  I use the Ranger Melt Art Ultra Thick clear embossing powder often since it makes the words stand out and gives it a  3-D effect. 

I typed the Ghouls' Night Out and stressed the edges with some light green ink.

Since the Ghouls are probably going to have some brew on their night out, I cut out the kettle from Spellbinder's Shape-abilities Witches Brew set.  I used gold and orange Stickles glue on the bottom to make it look like fire under the kettle.  I used 1/4" punch to punch out circles to look like bubbles from the brew, out of gold glitter paper.  I used clear acrylic and glued some of the bubbles on the tip of the acrylic strip to make it look like bubbles floating out of the kettle. 

The witches hat on top of one ghost also came from Spellbinder's Shape-abilities, Witches Brew set.
The printed paper came in a pad and made by KC Company. 

Supplies were:
Spellbinder's Shape-abilities, Witches Brew set
Cherry Lynn Design, Spider Web doily
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stickles glue
Impression Obsession Scary Words
Adirondack Dabber, Wild Plum
Ranger Melt Art Ultra Thick Clear Embossing Enamel
VersaMark Dazzle embossing stamp pad

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Dies R Us Challenge #34:  Get Your Boos On Halloween
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
Cherry Lynn Design Challenge #205:  Halloween
Really Reasonable Ribbon (RRR) Challenge #127:  Halloween with Ribbon or Trim