Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Pamper Your Shelf MTF

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

My niece loves to read and every year I try to get her a gift card to a book store.  This year I thought it would be fun to make her card with the Pamper Your Shelf MTF set.  I wanted to give her the gift card in a way that she couldn't see it through the Try Fold windows.  I remembered that we had done a make and take at the Scrapbook Expo with a MTF panel on the front of an A2 card, so I did something like that card.  I hope you enjoy making something like this for the book lover in your life.
The images were stamped onto Neena Desert Storm Environmental Cardstock with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.  The colors used are listed at the end of this post. It was stamped onto even panels following the directions on the card packaging.  The panel for the front of the card measured 4" x 9" and was scored at 3" and 6".
When working on colored card stock, you may want to color your markers onto a piece of scrap paper and let it dry for a few minutes to get an idea of what it will actually look like.  It will dry quite different than it went on.
Once the images were colored, details were added with Sakura Gelly roll pens.  A Black Glaze pen was added to the eye & nose of the mouse.  The Stardust Sparkle pen was added to the spines of the books.  The folded piece was added to the card front that was decorated with the decorative paper.
Copic Markers Used -
Mouse - W00, W1, W3, RV10, RV20
Shelf - E13, E15, E19
Books - YG61, YG63, R24, R37, R81, R83
Pages - E21, E42


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

House or Cottage Challenge

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

It's week two of the Challenge Challenge on the Art Impressions Blog.  Be sure to check it out and enter a card for the chance to win some fabulous prizes. I made a stair step card featuring the NEW HM Garden Set that goes with the Holiday Mansion set. The card base is really easy to make. Let me show you how!
The images were stamped onto Spetrum Noir Ultra Smooth paper with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink.  The images from the HM Garden Set were die cut using the matching dies from the set. The house from the Holiday Mansion set was fussy cut.
The stair step card base is simple to make.  Here is a template with pen markings on it so you can see the cut marks as well as the score marks.  The trimmer shown is a Fiskars trimmer but you could use a metal ruler and a craft knife. The card base is cut to 41/4" x 9". It needs to be cut in from 1" on each side starting 1" up to the 61/2" point.
Here is a close up view of where to start at the 1" point.
Here is a close up view of where to stop at the 61/2" point.
The blue pen marks show where to score the card.  Score both outside areas at 1", 2" and 61/2".  Score the inside area at 51/2".
This is the finished card from the side.
These are the patterned paper pieces.  The paper is the BoBunny Early Bird 6"x6" paper pack. The side and bottom piece are cut at 3/4"x4". The middle piece is cut at 17/8"x41/4".  They were all edged with a Pilot Silver Medium Point Marker. 
The panels were added to the card base before the colored house was added to the card with foam tape.  The colored images were added to the finished card.  
Copic Markers Used:
Blues - B0000, B000, B02
Browns - E30, E31, E33
Greens - YG61, YG63, YG67
Greys - C0, C1, C3, C5, C7
Pinks - R81, R83, R85
Yellows - Y32, Y35

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Pasture Circlet MTF Shaker Card

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

I am super excited about the new circlet release.  All four of the new designs are just stunning!   The Pasture Circlet MTF is my favorite because of the horses.  I first got on a horse when I was three and my parents say that I was hooked from there.  I grew up riding and showing horses.  When I colored these two, I had two specific horses in mind.  The lighter horse is a Palomino named Cotton Candy and the darker on is a Bay named Shadow Bay.  I hope you get as much pleasure from coloring these images as I have.
All three of the images were stamped onto Spetrum Noir Ultra Smooth paper with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.  The colors used are listed at the end of this post. All three of the images were cut from the paper using the coordinating dies that come with the stamps as well as the Circle Double Stitched Dies. The card was assembled using the Carta Bella Spring Market 6"x6" paper pack.  The Simon Says Stamp Painted Thanks die was cut with two different brown papers.
The top layer was created by cutting the MTF layer into a white side folding A2 card base.  The pattern papers were attached to the card front.  The colored MTF piece was attached right over the cut out with wet adhesive.
A piece of acetate was attached to the back of the second layer of the MTF using wet adhesive.  Once it was dry, two layers of foam tape was added behind the white layer of the piece.  To make the foam tape bend, just pull of both protective layers as you apply it.  Be sure not to leave any gaps in the foam tape or your filling may spill out.  Confetti was added to the center of the image and it was added over top of the last colored layer of the MTF.  Both layers were added to the decorative papers and then attached to the inside of the card being sure they were lined up with the front window. 
Copic Markers Used:
Fence - E30, E31, E33, E35
Grass - YG61, YG63, YG67
Trail - E30, E31, E31
Barn - E13, E15, E19
Roof - C00, C1, C3
Sky - B000, B00
Horses - E31, E33 and E23, E25, E27, E29

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Stripes and Circles Challenge

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

It's week two of the Stripes and Circles Challenge Challenge on the Art Impressions Blog Be sure to check it out and enter a card for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.  I'm using the Dock Circlet MTF for my card.  I love how versatile the Circlet MTF's can be.  You don't just have to use them on a Try Fold.  To show you that, I used it on an A2 card in two different ways.  I love to challenge myself to see how many different ways I can use one stamp set. 
All three of the stamps from the stamp set were stamped out onto a piece of Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth paper that had been cut with the largest of the A2 Rectangle Double Stitched Dies.  The top two images were cut with the matching dies that came with the MTF set.  The images were colored with Copic markers. The colors used are listed at the end of this post.
For the background, a separate piece of paper was colored with Tim Holtz Distress Ink using the Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes.  The colors used were Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac and Peacock Feathers.  The background was sprayed with Champagne Shimmer Mist.  The background was added to a side folding A2 card. The card front was added to the card with foam tape.
A shaker card was made by adding a layer of  acetate to the back of the card front. A layer of foam tape was added to the back of the card front. The two different shapes were separated with the foam tape.  Clear micro beads were added to each section.  The card back was added to the front.
Copic Markers Used :
Dock - E30, E31, E33
Grass - YG61, YG63
Boat - C1, B24, R29, E30, E31, E33, E35
House - E13, E15, E19
Roof - C1, C3, C5
Water - B0000, B00, B02


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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

It's the Year of the Pig!

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

Happy New Year! Today is the start of the Chinese new year and it's the year of the pig.  To celebrate that I thought I'd make a pig card.  I used the Pig Flutter set.  You all know me.  I had to use it a different way, so I put it on an action wobble spring.  I'll explain below how I did it.
The pig image was stamped onto Strathmore Bristol paper with Versafine Claire Nocturne ink. Before the ink dried, clear embossing powder was applied and the image was heat set. The pig image has two small holes in it for the brads to attach to the wings for a flutter card and we don't want those on this image so they were masked.  To do that, tiny pieces of washi tape were applied over the hole images on the stamp before the image was inked up.  The ink was applied, the washi tape was removed with tweezers and the hole images were clear of ink so just the pig image could be stamped. You can do this with any of your flutters.
The image was colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Light Pink and Flesh Color were mixed together to form the color of the pig.  The color was pulled out with a fine tip water brush.  A little Oatmeal was added to some of the brighter areas. Dark Brown was added to the hooves.  The background paper and the greeting were cut with the new Hexagon Double Stitched Dies. The Eat Cake mat stack from The Paper Studio was used for the card.  It has some fun glitter papers in it.  Some of the layers were added to the card with foam tape before the pig image was added to the center of the smallest hexagon with an Action Wobble. Ranger Diamond Stickles was added to the card.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

In The Air

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

For today's card, I made an interactive card with a regular stamp set.  I really like to do this and haven't done it in a while.  I used the In the Air stamp set along with the Slider Die.  There are quite a few cute stamp sets that work along with the Slider Die, but I really wanted to make the boy skunk move towards the girl skunk for a kiss.  I hope you enjoy this card and take a second look at some of the stamps you have to see if they might work the same way.
The images were stamped onto Spetrum Noir Ultra Smooth paper with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.  The colors used are listed at the end of this post. The image was cut in half between the skunks arms, noses & tails.  They were both fussy cut out right along the stamped line.  A Sakura Black Glaze pen was added over the eye and noses of the skunks for dimension.  A Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Marker was added over the skunks hair.
All of the card elements were cut from The Paper Studio Vintage Valentine 6x6 paper.  The Slider Die was assembled and attached to the front of the card as directed on the packaging. A piece of paper measuring 1 1/2" x 5" was cut from the patterned paper to form the slider piece.  An eyelet was added on the pull tab side and pink embroidery floss was added into the eyelet.  The edges were also punched with the Cloud corner chomper. The pull tab was added into the slider piece.  The boy skunk was positioned at the far end away from the pull tab.  The girl skunk was positioned right by the pull tab.  The boy skunk was attached to the pull tab with foam tape and the girl skunk was attached to the slider piece.  It is important that the foam tape not touch the other pieces or the moving parts will stick.  The skunks were positioned so they kiss when the pull tab is moved.  
Copic Markers Used:
Dark Skunk - C3, C5, C7, R20
Light Skunk - C0, C1, C3, C5, R20
Bow - R20, R21, R22, R24

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Lots of Hearts Challenge

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

It's week two of the Lots of Hearts Challenge on the Art Impressions Blog Be sure to check it out and enter a card for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.  This is a really easy challenge to enter.  Just think of how many different ways you can add hearts to a card! I chose to use the Nuts About You set because it had two different hearts in it.  
The images were stamped onto Spetrum Noir Ultra Smooth paper with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.  The colors used are listed at the end of this post. They were then fussy cut leaving a small border around all of the images.  
The background is created on a piece of Strathmore 140 Lb watercolor paper using the smooshing technique.  It's really simple.  Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Ages Mahogany Distress Ink cubes were pressed onto a piece of acetate and then spritzed with water.  The acetate was then smooshed onto the piece of watercolor paper and heat set  Another layer of color was added to get the droplets.  Then water was sprayed onto the paper with the Tim Holtz Distress Spritzer and left to sit for about thirty seconds before it was dried with a paper towel.  That created the white spots.  Once the piece was dry, BoBunny Silver Glitter Paste was applied through the SSS Falling Hearts Stencil with a Ranger palette knife and allowed to dry. It was then cut with the Oval Double Stitched Dies. The paper used is from the My Minds Eye Love Me 6" x 6" collection.  The second version of the card (below) is the same except it has Sugar BoBunny Glitter paste on the background and the lighter balloon. 
Copic Markers Used:
Squirrel - E30, E31, E33, E35, RV10
Balloon - R14, R37, R89 or R21, R22, R24
Nuts - E23, E27, Tops E25, E29, Hearts, RV10, RV13

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