Friday, June 26, 2020

Sunset Fairy ATC Tutorial

Are you familiar with an Artist Trading Card (ATC)? It is a small original piece of artwork created on a standard trading card size (2.5 x 3.5-inch) with the intention of swapping or trading it with another person/artist.

Every Monday at 8 pm Central, my talented mixed media friend, Rita Barakat, hosts a FaceBook Live called Mixed Media Monday. This week she inspired me with her ATC creations so I made one with some of her products.

**I receive products from Rita Barakat Designs, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®, and Mudd Puddle 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.**


Sunset Fairy ATC Background

I had this not so pretty pink shipping tag so I cut it down to 2.5 x 3.5-inches to create an ATC shape.


I painted three coats of white acrylic paint (let dry between coats) on the front and the back.


Then I used three Gelatos colors (Tangerine, Melon, and Bubble Gum) and later a fourth color (Limoncello) to create a pink-ish sunset background. I used wipes to blend the colors. Set aside to dry.



Embellishment and Texture

Grab the smallest star from the Canvas Die Cuts Mini Stars Set and color with Limoncello Gelatos. For sparkle, I used the FolkArt® Glitterific™ Acrylic Paint in Clear Hologram with a palette knife.


For the textured ground, I applied a strip of Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/2-inch on the bottom edge. Then covered with Bermuda Dry Sand...perfect for the sunset background! Make sure to press the sand with your fingertips to secure before tapping off the excess.



Finishing the ATC

The pink fairy shape from the Veil of the Fairies Paper Ephemera Pack was used. I lifted her up with a combination of 3D Foam Squares White Regular and 3D Foam Squares White Small.


The colored smallest star from the Canvas Die Cuts Mini Stars Set was placed on the ATC with an Adhesive Dots Medium.


I hope you enjoyed the ATC process. Have you made one before? Show me by linking in the comments on this post!

Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Materials Needed:
Rita Barakat Designs
Veil of the Fairies Paper Ephemera Pack
Canvas Die Cuts Mini Stars Set

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/2-inch
3D Foam Squares White Regular
3D Foam Squares White Small
Adhesive Dots Medium

Mudd Puddles
Bermuda Dry Sand

Other
Color Medium: Faber-Castell (Gelatos in Limoncello, Tangerine, Melon and Bubble Gum); Paints: Plaid® (FolkArt® Glitterific™ Acrylic Paint in Clear Hologram and Apple Barrel® Acrylic Color in White); Pink Shipping Tag; Paint Brush; Wipes


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Monday, June 22, 2020

Can You Spare a Square Mixed Media Tag

During these times, I pulled out a quirky stamp set from Chelsea Comer of InkyStamper that would fit the bill! Hope you get a chuckle out of it as much as I have! LOL!

**I receive products from InkyStamper (stamp set), 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.**


Spare a Square Tag Step Outs

Let's start with a shipping tag that I covered with white acrylic paint. Two coats and dry in between coats for good coverage.


Using three colors of Gelatos (Cinnamon, Butterscotch, and Iced Coffee), I colored horizontally and then used wipes to blend the colors for a softer look.


Since I had the gelatos out, I used the same combination and design to color on a piece of white cardstock. I flip the paper so now my strips are vertical and stamp the Ralph image. Using the matching die, I die-cut the image out.



I nested three Wonky Square dies, secured with washi tape, and die-cut them with white cardstock. This makes two frames and a solid shape. Edge each shape with Black Licorice Gelato and blend with fingertips.


Next, I turned the square into a diamond shape and adhere the squares together with the E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong adhesive.


For the center, I popped up the last square with leftover 3D Foam Creative Sheets. I also did the same with the Ralph die cut and centered on top of the square shape.


With a scrap piece of white cardstock, I stamped a sentiment and hand-cut a banner. I edged the banner with Black Licorice and my fingertip. Adhere at the bottom of the tag. Lastly, I thread my ribbon and twine on top.


As always, thanks for stopping in!
MargieH

Skill Level: Intermediate
Creative Time: 45 minutes

Materials Needed:
Stamps: InkyStamper (TP Stamp Set)
Craft Dies: Inky Stamper (Ralph Die) and Spellbinders Paper Arts (S4-289 Wonky Squares (ret.))
Colors: Faber-Castell (Gelatos in Black Licorice, Cinnamon, Butterscotch, and Iced Coffee)
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong and 3D Foam Creative Sheets)
Ink: Tsukineko (StazOn in Jet Black)
Other: White Cardstock; Shipping Tag; White Acrylic Paint; Burlap Ribbon and Twine; Scissors


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Friday, May 29, 2020

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Drink Coffee Read Books Book Mark Card

This is the first time, I'm participating in the Coffee Lover Blog Hop! Made a fun bookmark card with A Jillian Vance Design Dies for the WIN! LOL! It's quick and easy. 

The bookmark comes off to use. It's removable with Adhesive Dots Large Repositionable. Simply rub off the dot and use. I'll be back to update this post with a tutorial so stay tuned!

 **I receive products from 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.**



 

Drink Coffee Read Books Bookmark Step Outs

First, secure the white cardstock A2-sized (4.25 x 5.5-inch) card base with Adhesive Dots Large Repositionable. I used these instead of magnets as they would get in the way of stamping the entire panel. Just rub off after stamping! Stamp the Coffee Bean Background Stamp and set aside to dry. 



Next, die-cut two bookmark shapes from the Minnie Pearl Bookmark Die Set and Kraft cardstock. We're going to hinge the shapes together to clip the page as a bookmark.


Making the Hinge

For this bookmark and for shaped cards, I use this technique because it keeps the integrity of the shape. Give it a try when you make a shaped card!


Step 1. Create the hinge by scoring 0.75-inch on the long side of one of the bookmarks.
Step 2. Apply E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Dots adhesives in the scored area.
Step 3. Place the second bookmark shape on top of the hinged bookmark.
Step 4. Secure the scored area with the front bookmark to finish.

Finishing Touches

Stamp images from the Coffee and Books Stamp Set on the bookmark.


Add beige twine on the bookmark and card front. Designer's Note: I slit open the fold of the card to thread the twine. 

Lastly, add Adhesive Dots Large Repositionable on the back of the bookmark and tuck behind the twine.


So fun, right? What books are you reading for the summer? I need a list! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Creative Time: 20 mins
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed:
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Adhesive Dots Large Repositionable, and E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Dots)
Ink: Ranger Ink (Distress Oxide in Frayed Burlap)
White and Kraft Cardstock
Beige Twine
Scoreboard and Scoring Tool
Die-Cutting Machine





Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Kawaii Paper Goods: Gratitude Easel Card Tutorial

This Gratitude Easel Card is part of the Kawaii Paper Goods Subscription Box Volume 1 Challenge! All the details are in my previous post to see, click: Thankful Cascade Mini Album Tutorial. If you're interested, I did a 12 x 12 layout challenge, click HAPPY Scrapbook Layout Tutorial and a DIY challenge, click: Heartfelt Thank You Ornament.

The subscription box is a quarterly kit full of exclusive papers and embellishments that will not be sold outside the kit. The challenge is open to those who purchased the kit and is worldwide. The winner receives a $30 Kawaii Paper Goods gift certificate and highlighted on their social media.

There five-category challenges (deadline now extended to 5/30) and this is my Card entry. Are you interested? Click: Kawaii Paper Goods Subscription Bx Vol 1 Challenge (Public FB Post)!

**I receive products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and Spellbinders® Paper Arts 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.**


Card Front

Fold a 12 x 6-inch cardstock in half to make a 6-inch card base. Then fold the front of the card in half at 3-inches to create the easel function.


Cut 6-inch square from the Gratitude 02 patterned paper and 5.5-inch square from the Gratitude 06 patterned paper.


Place a Creative Photo Corner in Gold on each corner.


Then place scraps of 3D Foam Creative Sheets on the back and adhere to top of the 6-inch square.


Using the E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong adhesive, adhere to the lower scored area of the card base.


Inside the Card

Cut 5.5-inch square from the Gratitude 06 patterned paper. Ink the edges, add a Creative Photo Corner in Gold on each corner, and secure with the E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong adhesive.


Take a floral die cut from the Ephemera Pack, add a few 3D Foam Circles to the back and secure toward the end of the bottom of the square.


Embellish the Front

Cut the small cut-aparts from the Gratitude 02 patterned paper and ink the edges. Layer in an off-set style and adhere with the E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong adhesives. Then adhere to the center of the card front. Then die cut the oval shape with mauve cardstock.


Die-cut several petals with the Sweet Cottage Flowers Dies Set with the green floral ORIGAMI paper. Stack the petals, and secure a pink brad in the center.


Mist with water and form the flower by scrunch each layer for a realistic look. Let dry and tap ink on the edges of the flower.


Secure the flower onto the oval die cut with a couple of Adhesive Dots Medium. Then add 3D Foam Circles on the back and adhere on the center of the card front (on top of the layered cut-aparts). Then add sequins with Adhesive Dots Micro and Sparkling Bubble Rhinestones in Light Yellow. And done!


Here's another look...



Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Creative Time: 35 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed:
Kawaii Paper Goods
Subscription Box Volume 1 (Gratitude 02 and Gratitude 06 patterned papers, Origami Paper, and Ephemera Die Cuts)
Sparkling Bubble Rhinestones in Light Yellow

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser
E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra Strong Refill
Adhesive Dots Medium
Creative Photo Corner in Gold
Adhesive Dots Micro
3D Foam Creative Sheets Small White
3D Foam Circle White Mix

Spellbinders® Paper Arts
S4-1025 Sweet Cottage Flowers Etched Dies from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken
S2-076 Wonderful Locket Die D-Lites Dies (ret.)
Platinum™ 6 Die Cutting & Embossing Machine

Other
Mave Cardstock: Coredinations; Ink: ClearSnap (Cat's Eyes); Scoring Tool and Scoring Board; Pink Brad; Sequins

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Monday, May 25, 2020

Kawaii Paper Goods: Heartfelt Thank You Ornament

This Heartfelt Thank You Ornament is part of the Kawaii Paper Goods Subscription Box Volume 1 Challenge! All the details are in my previous post to see, click Thankful Cascade Mini Album Tutorial, and another challenge, HAPPY Scrapbook Layout.

The subscription box is a quarterly kit full of exclusive papers and embellishments that will not be sold outside the kit. The challenge is open to those who purchased the kit and is worldwide. The winner receives a $30 Kawaii Paper Goods gift certificate and highlighted on their social media. If you're interested in purchasing, my friends at The Button Farm can help you out!

There are five-category challenges (deadline is Saturday, 5/30) and this is my home decor entry. Are you interested? Click Kawaii Paper Goods Subscription Bx Vol 1 Challenge (Public FB Post)!

**I receive products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and Spellbinders® Paper Arts 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.**


Heartfelt Thank You Ornament Die Cuts

First, I nested the large and small circles together, secure with washi tape, and ran them through my die-cutting machine. This created my ring. Repeat with the green patterned paper to make a total of two rings. I cut one to intertwine and layer into one another. Pick out a die cut from the Gratitude Ephemera Pack and secure all with Adhesive Dots Medium.


Making the Flowers Come to Life

For the flowers, I die-cut the Sweet Cottage Flowers (medium and small blossoms) with the Origami Papers. The smaller flower had three layers and the larger had four layers. Thread a brad into each flower to secure. Mist with water and manipulate the petals for a realistic look. Then tap in onto the edges of the petals.



Cut off the liners from two Creative Photo Corner in Gold. They will accent the smaller flower (think leaves).


Embellishing the Rings

Place the corners on the lower-left area of the rings, using the flower as a guide. Then add an Adhesive Dot Medium on the back of the flower and adhere in between the corners.


Adhere the large flower on top of the die cut with an Adhesive Dot Medium.


Decorating the Ornament

Apply Adhesive Dots Medium randomly around the back of the rings. Then remove the top liners and adhere to the front of the plastic ornament. The ornament is a flat-round shape so it's easy to adhere.


Place 3D Foam Circles on the back of the Thank You sentiment die cut and center it on the front of the ornament.


Using Sparkling Bubble Rhinestones in Light Yellow and sequins with Adhesive Dots Micro, randomly place around the rings. Inside the ornament, add the lace trim as a filler. But you can add little trinkets, candy, or glitter instead. Thread ribbon to display!


Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH



Creative Time: 25 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed:
Kawaii Paper Goods
Subscription Box Volume 1 (Patterned Papers, Origami Paper and Ephemera Die Cuts)
Sparkling Bubble Rhinestones in Light Yellow

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Adhesive Dots Medium
Adhesive Dots Micro
Creative Photo Corner in Gold
3D Foam Circles

Spellbinders® Paper Arts
S4-1025 Sweet Cottage Flowers Etched Dies from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken
S4-114 Standard Circles LG Etched Dies
S4-116 Standard Circles SM Etched Dies (ret.)
Platinum™ Die Cutting & Embossing Machine

Other
Ink: ClearSnap (Cat's Eyes); Mauve Brad; Sequins; Lace Trim; Plastic Ornament

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