Birthday Cards, Uncategorized

Hooray! All Yeti Another Year Older? Birthday Shaker Using Craftin Desert Divas Products!

Hey lovelies!
It was my best friend in the world Kit’s birthday last month (you should go check out her blog if you’re a Disney or cosplay lover), so of course I had to whip up a shaker especially for her! We don’t live close to each other, which means we don’t get to see each other nearly enough. For most of us in the crafting community sending our handmade cards/gifts is our way of showing love to those we’re closest to!
We’re more like sisters than friends, and our sense of humour definitely reflects that. So I just had to use these cute images with the cheekiness of the “all yeti another year older?” sentiment as a little reminder to her that we’re growing older together!
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I stamped these cute yetis from Craftin Desert Divas “Yeti To Party” set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, coloured them using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and fussy cut them out. I added some rosy cheeks with a pink pencil and details with my white gelly roll pen.
Spectrum Noir markers used:
Yeti: IB1 (face and legs) BG3 & GG1 (horns) GT1 (nails) GG1 (shading on fur)
Presents: CR2, FS8, GB1, LY1, LG1 & LG2
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I cut a panel from heavy weight white card stock using the Crazy Stitched Frame dies, and cut a window out using the Inside Scalloped Circle dies both from Craftin Desert Divas. I removed the scalloped frame part of the window as I just wanted a simple circle this time. I cut another panel of white card and blended it with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink for the background of my window before spraying it with my distress sprayer and drying up the excess water with a paper towel.
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I took a piece of scrap card stock I had leftover from a previous project big enough for the sentiment die. I blended Broken China and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks to create an ombre effect, I distressed it using my distress sprayer and mopped up the excess water. I took the “Hooray” sentiment die from the Torn Paper dies by Craftin Desert Divas and ran it through my die cutting machine.
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I adhered my die cut sentiment using Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive and set a stamping block on top until it was completely dry. I stamped “All YETI another year older?” below my die cut sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink. After backing my window with acetate I adhered my yetis to the acetate (slotted just under the bottom of my window) using some double sided score tape and got ready to create my shaker panel.
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I used double sided foam tape to surround the back of my window and backed the rest of my panel with it too. I used my EK Success powder tool around the edges of the foam tape on the inside section of my circle, I feel this helps the sequins move around easier! I used Pastel Paradise and True Love sequins from Craftin Desert Divas to fill my shaker, removed the backing from my foam tape and adhered my ink blended background panel to seal it all in. I backed my panel with double sided score tape and adhered to my card base!
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I’ll be resuming my Halloween posts on the next one, I’m definitely not bored of them yet! ❤

xo

Supplies:

Stamps & Dies:
Craftin Desert Divas “Yeti To Party” Stamp Set
Craftin Desert Divas Crazy Stitched Frame Dies
Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scalloped Circle Dies
Craftin Desert Divas Torn Paper Dies

Card:
Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card(300gsm)

Inks:
Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink
Broken China Distress Oxide Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Embellishments:
Craftin Desert Divas Pastel Paradise Sequins
Craftin Desert Divas True Love Sequins
Sakura Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen(White)

Tools:
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer

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Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized

Simple Cards using Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Little Loves” Dies!

Hey lovelies! ❤
Today I want to share two cards with you I made using the Spellbinders Shapeabilites “Little Boys at Play” and “First Adventure” dies, from the “Little Loves” collection! These dies really helped me step out of my comfort zone with card making and I really love the end results!
~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~

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“Little Boys at Play”

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I cut these cute little boys out of black card stock while trying to figure out which direction I wanted the card to go. Deciding against using patterned paper for the background, I threw caution to the wind and decided to try ink smooshing for the first time EVER with my distress inks! There’s no time like the present, right? I decided to go with blues and pinks for that whimsical feel, once everything was dried I splattered white metallic paint on to the background to give it that little extra shimmer (also makes it look a little bit like a magical night sky in my opinion!)

Once the background panel was complete, I had to decide which sentiment to use as I was planning to heat emboss directly on to the panel itself. I placed the die cut of the little boys playing at the bottom of the panel where I planned to adhere them later, and played around with the sentiments I felt would work well and placement. I landed on “Friends are the best gifts of all”, as this die reminds me of childhood, those close bonds you form as kids can help shape who you are throughout your life. Using my stamp platform to line up my sentiment to get it as straight as possible, and to ensure I got a good impression I then stamped my sentiment and heat embossed in gold!

To finish up the panel, it was time to adhere the die cut itself! You can use any type of adhesive for this, but I went with my strong double sided tape to make sure it stayed in place. The little boys really brought the panel to life! (Also how cute is the little dog?!) With the panel being finished, I started work on the card base. The card base itself is 14cm (length) x 11cm (height) while closed, a perfect fit for the panel which is 14cm (length) x 10cm (height). I used smooth white (300gsm) card stock for both! I cut some black paper to use as a mat for my panel, adhered that to the card base quickly followed by the panel (I used my regular tape runner for this!). I added the finishing touches of two gold peel offs to add more definition to the edge of the panel, and that was the first card finished! Let me know in the comments what you think!

“First Adventure”

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I was originally planning to make this card a shaker, but as I had did some extra ink smooshing with what was left on my surface after creating the panel for the first card I decided to make these cards a set of two! After all we can’t let the pretty vibrant colours go to waste! I created my card base first this time, (also 14cmx11cm just standing upright this time!) the panel itself is 13cmx10cm out of smooth white card stock. Working on the panel I started by positioning the die towards the top of the panel in the centre, then also cut it out of black card stock for the image of the cute child on their adventure! I moved the image of the child to the side and used my metallic watercolour paints to splatter two shades of light gold over the white panel and let it air dry while I moved on to my sentiment.

I took some black card stock and heat embossed “Life is one big ADVENTURE” on three different strips with white embossing powder, I thought adding the sentiments towards the bottom of the card with a staggered effect added to the design quite nicely!

For me this die represented a child’s imagination, the need to explore and find the beauty. This is why I kept the panel and base pretty neutral and let the pop of colour come from behind the child going on their “First Adventure”! After adhering the inked panel behind the window, I used my multi medium matte glue to inlay the child image where it fit perfectly and that completes the panel! I added a black mat to my card once again, backed the panel with foam tape and adhered it to the centre of the card.

 

Overall I had a lot of fun playing with these products and being taken out of my comfort zone, these dies are beautifully intricate and high quality. If you haven’t tried them out, I’d definitely recommend snapping some of them up! I’m looking forward to using more of them in the future! ❤

Thanks for reading lovelies! Let me know what you think! Which die is your favourite?! ❤
xo

 

~Supplies and links!~

**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!**

DIES:
Spellbinders Shapeabilites Little Loves “Little Boys at Play” Die
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Little Loves “First Adventure” Die

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:
Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

INK:
Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Ink
Ranger/Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Ranger/Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
Ranger/Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink

WATERCOLOUR PAINTS:
Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors” Watercolour Paints

EMBOSSING POWDERS:
Papermania Gold
Altenew Pure White

STICKERS:
Love from Lizi Gold Peel Offs