10/20/14

ColorBox and StencilGirl Blog Hop

Jennifer Priest's photo.

Jennifer Priest's photo.     Jennifer Priest's photo.


Welcome to the Clearsnap and StencilGirl blog hop.

I had so much fun with these products - inks are great with stencils.   My first project is a glass case I found.  It was originally intended to be cross stitched, but I decided to use ColorBox Crafter's Ink with StencilGirl stencils instead.
 

I used the StencilGirl Uplifting Words Stencil with ColorBox Stone Crafter's Ink selecting "I am fearless" as the focal point.


Used the Apter Stencil with ColorBox Stone Crafter's Ink and Ann Butler's Berry and Lilac Crafter's ink, I added a variety of elements around the case.  This is a perfect reminder that I can do anything.


I couldn't pass up this cute little change purse.   It was just begging to be modified!!


 
 

Love the random lines on the purse and since Crafter's Ink is very moist, you have time to ink up a sheet of cardstock using the reverse stencil technique when done with the purse.


It's best to place the cardstock on top of the stencil and roll over it with the ColorBox Art Wheel.  I ended up with a cool distressed effect.


Next, I used the Past, Present, Future Stencil with ColorBox Crafter's Inks, inking just the portions of the stencil I wanted to use.
 
 
 
Put all those elements together and this card is the result.



Be sure to stop by the Clearsnap blog for the list of participants and a chance to win an amazing prize package.

Thanks for stopping by today.
 
 
Steph
 

10/19/14

Art Anthology and Altered Pages Victorian Inspired projects

Have you seen my tags and cards on the Art Anthology blog?  We are have partnered this month with Altered Pages and I created some vintage inspired projects.
 
These Victorian tags were easy to create with fussy cutting the images and painting with several Art Anthology paints.

This background was painted, the image torn and painted and crocheted lace painted.  Several stamped wings were added behind the image.

 
 
These cards are the result of creating backgrounds using Art Anthology stencils and painting around the digital images.  "Dream" was cut from the stenciled words.  A little paint on the flower added some nice color.
 
 
I painted the lace with Art Anthology before adding it to the card. Several stamped words were added to one of the images.
 


Check the Art Anthology blog the rest of this month to see what the gals have been creating.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

 

10/18/14

Just a Note to a friend

Hey everyone, have you stopped by the Rubber Dance store yet?  You must see all the fun stamps that are available.

Today I've used #T1-7F: Road Map, #TR1-6D: Vintage Hotel Recipt, and #JNEN-2E: Just a note.


Love how all the stamps work so well together.




To see more of the stamps available, visit the Rubber Dance store.

For more inspiration, please visit the Rubber Dance blog.


Supplies:
Stamps:  Rubber Dance
Ink:  Clearsnap
Cardstock:  Bazzill

Thanks for stopping by today.
 
 
Steph

10/17/14

Craftwell Guest Designer - Perfect Backgrounds

Hi everyone, I am thrilled to be guest designing again for Craftwell USA today.  Craftwell is the maker of eBrush, Teresa Cut 'N' Boss, eBosser,  and eCrafter as well as some amazing large format embossing folders.

I received this awesome Theresa Collins embossing folder - Snapshots.  This embossing folder is  approximately 8 1/2" x 12".  The possibilities are endless with an embossing folder of this size. 






It's almost Halloween and what better way to say Happy Halloween than with a hand made card.  The card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and I used the Snapshots embossing folder on Bazzil cardstock to create the background.  I inked  across the embossed sections to add additional color to the card.




Just add some black matting, fussy cut some pumpkins and add to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.  A Halloween card is quickly and easily created.
 
 
I've created another card, but this time I've used some Robin's Nest pattern paper for my background.   It's amazing to see how different papers become when you use an embossing folder.
 
 

 
After embossing the pattern paper, I inked the paper with brown ink to highlight the embossed sections to create some definition.
 
 

Next, I added fussy cut butterflies,  added a sentiment plus some dew drops to create the butterfly tail.


Dress up your papers with embossing folders.  You will find the results will be amazing.
 
 
Be sure to stop by the Craftwell blog and check out what their designers have been creating.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph

10/15/14

Butterfly Garden

Hi everyone.  It's Wednesday and that means its time for a new challenge at Mark's Finest Papers &;Stamps.   This week's Simple Salutations Challenge # 116 is to create Things with Wings.
 
 
 

The Butterfly Essence Stamp set is gorgeous.  I inked the butterfly stamp with several colors of chalk ink, then stamped it onto white cardstock.  Cutting around the image, I matted it with black, brown and pink cardstock before adding it to a panel of red.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink on white cardstock and matted with black.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

10/11/14

Thinking of You

Hey everyone, I've been thinking about you.

It's been an extremely busy month and I just wanted to share this  tag card today with stamps from the Rubber Dance.


 
 
I created a pocket for a tag,  For the exterior, I used #NP1-M: I Love Leaves using several colors of Clearsnap Inks.  After wrapping twine and ribbon around the pocket, I added a fussy cut leaf.
 

To see more of the stamps available, visit the Rubber Dance store.

For more inspiration, please visit the Rubber Dance blog.


Supplies:
Stamps:  Rubber Dance
Ink:  Clearsnap
Cardstock:  Bazzill

Thanks for stopping by today.
 
 
Steph
 

10/8/14

My Diary with Ann Butler Designs

I've got a post on the Ann Butler Designs blog today.


I took apart a store bought journal.  Cardstock was cut to fit the front and stamped with Ann Butler's Crafter's Ink by Clearsnap in Berry using the 2" Doily Picnic Stamp - Ann Butler Designs Faux  Quilting Stamps by Unity Stamp Company.


I put some Ann Butler's Iridescents by Earth Safe  Finishes in Aquamarine on a craft mat and spritzed it with water to make it more liquid.  Using a paint brush, I painted a canvas dress form.



Once dry, and it didn't take too long, I stamped the dress from with Berry Ink and Unity's 2" Stripes, Dots, Hearts.  The stand was stamped with Unity's 2" Stripes, Dots, Hearts and Clearsnap's Stone Crafter's Ink.  I frizzed the edges of the dress form a little before adding it to the front of the diary.  Stickers were added to the cover and May Arts ribbons were tied to the spirals.
 



Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph



10/7/14

Birthday Cards with the Fleur Collection

I am on the Robin's Nest blog today using the Fleur collection to create lovely birthday cards.  This collection is gorgeous.  One side is the floral/wordy paper in colors such as blue, purple, orange and yellow.  The reverse side is the coordinating color in stripes.

It's so easy to create cards using this paper line. 

Using the Autumn Fleur paper -


Using the Plum Fleur paper -
 


Stop by the blog for more information on these wonderful products.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph


Wish Big

It's a new challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms, and Kelly has asked us to create a card based on a storybook character.  As I looked through the store, I found this Baby Elephant digital stamp and he reminded me of Horton Hatches an Egg.  I loved reading that story to my son!



I know he wasn't pink, but the background papers  required him to be pink!  The sentiment is from Script Essential Expressions and seemed appropriate when I think about this book!




Don't forget to check out the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team's cards.

  • Amber Hillman
  • Ann Marie Saunders
  • Irit Shalom
  • Kelly Santi
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Maureen Russell

  • Thanks for stopping by today.

    Steph

    10/4/14

    Hope Canvas with Art Anthology

    Hey everyone.  As we all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

    I have a canvas on the Art Anthology blog today. 


    Check the Art Anthology blog for all the details.

    Thanks for stopping by today.

    Steph

    10/3/14

    Happy Halloween

    World Card Making Day 2014 with the Clearsnap Creative Team.jpg



     




     
    I'm so excited to be celebrating World Card Making Day 2014 with you and my friends at Clearsnap!! We're kicking off the celebration today with cards, cards, and more cards from our Creative Team to inspire you and spark your mojo! Make sure you check out the Official World Card Making Day site to submit your work and enter to win an amazing prize pack from the WCMD 2014 sponsors (like us!). 

    Hey everyone, Halloween is not too far away now!  What little ghouls and goblins wouldn't love to receive a sweet Halloween card?


     
    Start with a pre-made card and cut brown cardstock to fit.
    Using the Spidey Rollagraph Wheel and Espresso Pigment Ink, ink across a sheet of white cardstock.
     
     



    Stamp the sentiment in ColorBox Classic Espresso Pigment Ink and emboss with ColorBox Clear Embossing Powder.  Using an art dauber, ink the edges with  ColorBox Classic Espresso Pigment Ink.


    Spritz the panel with ColorBox Premium by Stephanie Barnard Sprays in Tangerine.

     
     
    Using a baby wipe, rub over the panel to smooth out the color.



    Spritz ColorBox Premium by Stephanie Barnard Sprays in Tangerine into a plastic bag and add a little water.  Place sheer ribbon in the bag and gently massage the color into the ribbon.


    Doesn't the ribbon look amazing?


    Tie the ribbon around the panel and add to the card. 


    Tie some twine around the ribbon and add the sentiment on top with foam adhesives.


     
     
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    Thanks for stopping by today.
     
    Steph