Sunday, June 11, 2017

Succulent Stamp Fun

More Succulent Stamp Fun!
I've been having a wonderful time this past month using the newest release from JustRite Papercraft.  

My background stamp is from JustRite PaperCraft Succulent - Background Cling Stamps  and is great for experimenting with technique.  It's big and covers the entire background of an A2 card.  The size of the stamp is also ideal for folks who love mixed media ( and so many other crafting projects.) 

 Here is the gorgeous stamp.  


I have a number of other projects I made with this same stamp - and even a tutorial showing how I used the stamp: 
You can see the whole tutorial with my DIY bright cheery cards here
 You can see more warm and soothing examples here on my Hope-Butterfly card. 


But back to the card for today....

I used the Succulent stamp  to add dimensional layers simply by stamping onto colored cardstock and adding gold embossing powder for the outline of the stamp, then cutting the stamped images out.    I did use my amazing Misti Stamping Tool ( Most Incredible Stamping Tool  to stamp the images.  I'm hooked on that tool - just can't stamp without it these days.  

I added some accents to the edges of the cut-outs with Distress inks in Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade.
The layers add such a cool element. 

 Another close up of the card of this "must have" background stamp.  You can grab your stamp here.   



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JustRite PaperCraft - Background Cling Stamps  -Succulent -CL06001
Clear Embossing Ink
Heat It- Heat Gun Embossing Tool
Tray Mate - Craft Tray PP11710
Clear Embossing Powder - Super Fine Gloss
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade
Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tools
Clearsnap Colorbox Fingertip Daubers ( Blending Tools)
Tsukineko Fantastix Blending Tools
Misti Stamping Tool ( Most Incredible Stamping Tool )

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Maja Design Purple Floral Card with JustRite Die

I'm here today to share my card combining many wonderful products - Petaloo accent flowers, JustRite Dies and Maja Design papers. 

Purple and green are among my favorite color combinations.  Toss in  rich chocolate brown color and you have the Fika collection from Maja Design.  

I adore this classic collection.  I did have to stop hoarding the paper and actually cut it up to use, however there is still a part of me that wants to hoard away forever.  But we all know in our hearts that paper is meant to be used and enjoyed on projects and not tucked away on a shelf. 


I accented the card with some fabulous purple Petaloo Flowers from the Botanica Collection - Baby Blooms .  They are a perfect match and help to add a delicate touch.  They also do not overwhelm the card.  

I've added a beautiful die from JustRite Papercrafts - A2 Graceful Lines Die .  This die was fun to use here because the green papers from the collection make this die pop with beauty and grace.


Oh the gorgeous Petaloo flowers here...

Thanks everyone for your constant support.  

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Succulent Stamp and Butterflies -Bold and Bright


Newly released and boldly gorgeous- JustRite has a new large cling stamp that has the full coverage needed for a card.  The size of this stamp is 4"x5.25" so it fits on an A2 card nicely. 

Background stamps are also great to use for texture on cards, tags, ATC's , scrapbook pages, mixed media projects and so much more.  

My background stamp is from JustRite PaperCraft Succulent - Background Cling Stamps  and is great for experimenting with embossing and inking.  This card actually was easy to make.  


Here are my quick steps 
Step. 1 - I stamped the image onto " Specialty Stamping Paper for Inks"  using Clear Embossing Ink and the  Misti Stamping Tool ( Most Incredible Stamping Tool ).   This helps provide a clear and crisp image.  I am not looking for a distressed image - I really am desiring a crisp clean image.   For this reason, I also did not choose to use distress embossing ink. 

Step. 2 -  I coated the specialty paper with clear  super fine embossing powder (white embossing powder works nicely here as well).   Heat and set with a heat embossing tool/heat gun

 Tip - With products like embossing powders, glitter and beads, I find that clean up is much easier when using a craft tray to help catch all the extra product.  I'm not really great at sweeping and vacuuming so I like to avoid that one task when possible. 
  

Step. 3 -  Pick some Distress inks and start blending.   I was able to blend gorgeous color combinations on the specialty stamping paper using various Distress Inks and blending tools.


Here is a list of the Distress Inks I used:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Rusty Hinge
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Vintage Photo
I added a small sentiment using JustRite's Small Oval Wishes Stamp set.  This collection has a great variety of all purpose sentiments that seem to cover most occasions.  They are small sentiments that can be added and not overwhelm your beautiful artwork on the card.  

I stamped the word "HOPE" with black ink and covered with clear embossing powder (followed by a blast of the heat gun to set the embossing powder). to give is a crisp clean finish. 

Thanks for stopping here to look and share your time with me.  I appreciate this a great deal. 

JustRite's Small Oval Wishes Stamp - CR-05053
JustRite PaperCraft - Background Cling Stamps  -Succulent -CL06001
Clear Embossing Ink
Heat It- Heat Gun Embossing Tool
Tray Mate - Craft Tray PP11710
Clear Embossing Powder - Super Fine Gloss
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Fossilized Amber
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Rusty Hinge
Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tools
Clearsnap Colorbox Fingertip Daubers ( Blending Tools)
Tsukineko Fantastix Blending Tools
Specialty Paper for Stamping
Misti Stamping Tool ( Most Incredible Stamping Tool )


Monday, June 5, 2017

Layout with Maja Design and Petaloo




  Petaloo and Maja Design have teamed up this month for a special  product Spotlight.  The party starts June 2nd and wraps up on June14th with prize giveaways.  You won't want to miss a single day!

Prizes??? 
 Yes!  You can participate in the giveaways by joining us on FB, Pinterest, and Instagram too.

Jennifer Snyder here today to start the  product Spotlight.  Maja Design was so kind to send us their paper all the way from Sweden.  They provided each of the Design Team members with a mixture of their gorgeous "Vintage" collections, meant to mix and match :Vintage Romance, Vintage Baby, Vintage Frost Basics, Vintage Autumn Basics, Vintage Summer Basics, Vintage Spring Basics, and Vintage Winter.
You can use the handy store finder link to shop for Maja Design papers.   

I used  papers from three collections on my layout: Vintage Romance, Vintage Summer and Spring.  You can see how perfectly they coordinate.


I am accenting my layout with flowers from Petaloo's Penny Lane collection:


Here is a close up of the beautiful flowers and some butterflies cut from the Maja Design paper. 

And here are a few more shots of the flowers resting atop some beautiful chipboard by Creative Embellishments.   This frame is called "Leafy Vine Frame".  



Don't forget to participate in the giveaways by joining Petaloo on FB, Pinterest, and Instagram too.
Happy Crafting



Petaloo Mixed Blossoms - Antique Mauve  RS1836-070/6
Petaloo Penny Lane Mixed Blossoms in Rose 1836-059
Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics 6th of May BAS -588
Maja Design  Vintage Summer Basics 1922 BAS-505
Maja Design Vintage Romance - Words of Love - VIN828
Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 1899 -BAS-530
Creative Embellishments  -Leafy Vine Frame 
Prima Super Heavy Gesso
Prima Elementals - 12x12 Stencil - Bubbles 960445