Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Asuka Studio: Happy Birthday Card with a Flip Corner

I love creating these fun fold cards. They make cards so interesting. Today, I am making a flip corner card featuring Watercolor Splash Lavender Sky Paper and the NEW Forest Friends Berry Stamp Set.


**I receive products from Memory Palette Co. and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**


Create the Corner Flip Fold

Start with a piece of 8.5 x 5.5-inch Watercolor Splash Lavender Sky Paper and score at 4.25-inch to create an A2 (4.25 x 5.5-inch) card base.

On the long side, align the left edge with 3-inch mark and place the cut blade of the paper trimmer at 2.5-inch and cut down to 4 7/8-inch.

On the short side, align the left edge at the 3-inch mark and the cut blade should meet the cut line at the 3-inch mark. Cut a line from the 3-inch mark up to the 5/8-inch mark.


To make the corner flip feature, pull the top corner of the partially cut corner to the middle of the card front. With a bone fold, fold in half to finish. To secure the corner in place, I used E-Z Runner Ultra (see circled area in the image).





Embellish the Card

Cut 2.75 x 2.75-inch square lilac cardstock and 2.5 x 2.5-inch square Watercolor Splash Lavender Sky Paper. Ink the edges of the squares and the upper right outer corner of the flip corner with Angel Pink Ink.


On the 2.5-inch square, stamp "Happy Birthday" sentiment with black ink and a music bar above the "Happy" in Angel Pink ink. Both stamps are from the Forest Friends Berry Stamp Set. Next, adhere on top of the 2.75-inch lilac square.

Then adhere the layered square to the flip corner of the card base with E-Z Runner Ultra.

For the finishing touch on the square, add the Balloon die cut from the So Sweet Ephemera pack with 3D Foam Circles White in small size.




To create interest, stamp the musical bar across the bottom of the card front as a border with the Angel Pink ink.


Inside the Card

Cut 4 x 5.25-inch lilac cardstock and 3.75 x 5-inch ivory cardstock. Ink the edges of the ivory panel with the Angel Pink ink before layering together. Secure on the inside of the card with E-Z Runner Ultra. Lastly, on the lower right corner, stamp the musical bar image with the Angel Pink ink.



How fun is this? Try this fun fold card for your next card making project!



As always, thanks for stopping by!
MargieH




Creative Time: 20 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed

Other:
Ink: Tsukineko (Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and Angel Pink); Adhesives: E-Z Runner® Ultra, and 3D Foam Circles White Mix (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®); Score Board and Bone Folder; Stamp Positioning Tool (My Sweet Petunia/MISTI)

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Asuka Studio Design Team



Asuka Miyamoto (Product Designer)





Friday, July 12, 2019

Inky Stamper: Just Roll With It Treat Bag

My project is a continuation of a new line of stamps and craft dies by my talented friend, Chelsea Comer of Inky Stamper!! YAY!! I did an On a Roll Belated Birthday Card which is a masculine belated birthday card. On the side, I worked another project to go with the card - a treat bag!

I am thrilled to be using the TP Stamp Set again to reflect her humor! LOL! This set is a clear stamp set with seven different designs and sentiments. Can't wait to get started - let's go!



**I receive products from Inky Stamper and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**


Just Roll With It Details

I stamped the mouse in the roll stamp design with black ink on white cardstock using a stamp positioning tool. Note that I did not ink the mouse and managed to wipe off what's left with a cotton swab.


Then I stamped on a piece of scrap white cardstock.


Then I fussy cut the roll - all but the top section. Afterward, I turned the roll to its side and stamped the sentiment into the roll design and out in front.


With a brush tip black marker, I added in details. Then did a straight cut on the top and bottom of the sentiment.


Next, I gave the sentiment a ribbon tail and edged with the brush tip black marker for a finished look.


Treat Topper Details

With a piece of 6.75 x 4.5-inch white cardstock, score in the middle at 2.25-inches. This will be the base for the topper.


Cut a piece of 6.5 x 2-inch light grey cardstock and a piece of 6.25 x 1.75-inch Kraft cardstock.


Adhere the light grey cardstock panel on top of the white cardstock topper base.



Stamp sentiment from the TP Stamp Set with Antique Linen ink to create a background design.


Add Creative Photo Corners in Silver to each corner of the stamped panel, and adhere to the layered treat topper.



Center the stamped sentiment with 3D Foam Squares to finish the topper. Note I used some leftover 3D Foam Circles (don't throw them away - they can be used too!).




Fill Tootsie Rolls into a snack size plastic bag. Adhere the Treat Bag Topper with Premium Double-Sided Tape 1-inch on top of the plastic bag!



And you're ready to give it away...


Or give it with the card I made with the same TP Stamp Set! See my tutorial on this card by clicking: On a Roll Belated Birthday Card.



Again, congratulations Chelsea!! Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Creative Time: 20 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Inky Stamper
TP Stamp Set

Other
Ink: Tsukineko (Momento Ink in Tuxedo Black and Cocoa) and Ranger Ink (Distressed Ink in Vintage Linen); Brush Marker: Spellbinders® Paper Arts (Black Lace Ultimate Waterproof Brush Pen by Jane Davenport); Adhesives: E-Z Runner® Ultra, 3D Foam Squares White Regular, 3D Foam Circles White Small, Premium Double-Sided Tape 1-inch, and Creative Photo Corners in Silver (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®); Stamp Positioning Tool: MISTI (My Sweet Petunia); Stamp Shammy; Kraft, Grey, and White Cardstock; Plastic Snack Bag; Tootsie Roll Candy


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Monday, July 08, 2019

Rita Barakat Designs: Floral Fairy Card Making with Faber Castell USA Blog Hop

This month I am participating with Rita Barakat Designs and Faber-Castell® USA in a fun blog hop featuring The Veil of the Fairies Die Cuts and Kiss of the Fairy Embossing Powder with the Cardmaking for Beginners Kit to add a little twist!



**I receive products from Rita Barakat Designs, Faber-Castell® USA, and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**



Floral Fairy Card Making Instructions

I love Faber-Castell® USA kits! They include everything, along with written instructions or suggested techniques. Although I am a card maker, I thought I'd try this Cardmaking for Beginners Kit and add my touch for a magical theme.


There are several paper stencils to create your card design so no pressure if you don't know what to design. I choose the flower and butterfly motif. Just tear along the perforated line but I just used my paper trimmer.


Using this stencil, I decided to cover the card front so I moved it up a little to make room for another round. Using the Black XS Pitt Artist Pen® in the kit, I traced the design...note I wasn't exact and that's OK!


Coloring the flowers, I used all the Goldfaber® Aqua Watercolor Pencils in the kit like coloring pencils. There are five colors: Middle Purple Pink, Ultramarine, Light Cadmium Yellow, Grass Green, and Salmon. Then I watercolored them by applying a moist paintbrush (also in the kit) over the colors.

After the first layer of colors dried, I highlighted areas for interest such as the flowers with the watercolor pencils. Note I did not apply water over them - they will blend and that was not my purpose.


I thought I would use the Grateful Heart Wreath from the Be True Die Cuts collection but I spotted the Retro Fairy from The Veil of the Fairies. Her colors really popped against the backdrop better. Using a few 3D Foam Squares in White Regular, I centered her on the card front.




If that wasn't enough, I wanted to add some sparkle! So I placed a few Adhesive Dots Small around the card front and sprinkled Kiss of the Fairy Embossing Powder. Just tap off the excess and melt with a heating tool. YES! These Adhesive Dots are heat resistant! LOL! Lastly, I added sequins secured with Adhesive Dots Small and DONE! What do you think?



Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Creative Time: 10 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Rita Barakat Designs

The Veil of the Fairies Die Cuts
Kiss of the Fairy Embossing Powder

Faber-Castell® USA
Cardmaking for Beginners Kit

Other
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (3D Foam Squares in White Regular and Adhesive Dots Small); Heating Tool; Sequins

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Giveaway Details

Make sure to visit all the participating designer blogs (list below) and leave a comment on each. Rita will announce the winner during her July 15th Mixed Media Monday at 8PM Central Time on her Rita Barakat FaceBook Page. Make sure to join her page to view. Good Luck!

Your next stop is Michelle Wells.

Visit and be inspired by participating designers:

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