Friday, March 10, 2017

Sympathy Card

Well I pulled out my March Counterfeit Kit - Flutter By's to make another Sympathy Card. I used the Stampin' Up Set - Elements of Style and the Misti.



 I cut the main piece a little bit smaller than my card base.  I made a mask of the bird and lined up two stamps along with the two dies. I used tracing paper to help line up the flower and branch stamp as it is all one piece until I had the placement I liked.

 
Once I got the placement correct I stamped the bird and used the mask in the next step. I stamped the flowers and branches several times. I am using markers to color the stamp so it took several times to get the colors where I wanted them.


After everything was dry, I lined up the stitch rectangle dies and put it through my Cuttlebug.  (I messed up here on the first one and had to start over as the die didn't cut all the way through so I had to start over.)



The outside panel is adhered directly to the front of my card base, I pop up the next one and the last panel is again adhered direct to the front of my card base.

Thanks for stopping by.

Recipe:
March Counterfeit Kit - Flutter By's
Markers: Stampin' Up - Soft Suede, Pear Pizzaz and Blushing Bride
Stamp: Stampin' Up - Elements of Style
Die: Lawn Fawn Stitched Dies
Misc.: Adhesive, Cuttlebug, foam tape, and Misti.

March Counterfeit Kit - Flutter By's
 - 12x12 Layouts
 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
1 - Cards

Thursday, March 9, 2017

March Counterfeit Kit - Flutter By's

The Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog has used the February Hip Kit for their inspiration. 

The Main Kit:


The Embellishment Kit:



The Project Life Kit:


Color Kit:

Now for my March Counterfeit Kit - Flutter By's

I knew I had paper with butterflies on it and that was the first thing I was looking for. Last year I pulled them out and did not use them, this year they are back and I'm determined to get them out of my stash.



Pink Paislee - Botanical Gardens - Butterfly Wing, Nature Sanctuary, Dragonflies, Dew Drops and Botanical Garden

The second set of paper are from several designers. Another Butterfly paper that I've had for quite a while along with the Anna Griffin Flower paper.


Bo Bunny- Gabrielle Flight: My Mind's Eye - Fiddlesticks "Lucky Tapestry; Anna Griffin - unknown name; The Paper Studio - Cranberry Shimmer cardstock

My third set of papers is leftovers from one collection .The top sheet is a cut a apart and I'm undecided if I will use the backside or the front.  For the time being it is staying as is.



American Crafts - Maggie Holmes "Styleboard"

For the embellishemnts - I've included  Rub On, stamps, chipboard, glitter clothespins, glitter, embossing powder, dies and stencils, prima flowers, ribbon lace and twine.



Maya Road Birds with Cages chipboard - The Pink Paislee - Botanical Gardens - Butterfly Wing paper had a butterfly and a bird cage
Horizon - Mini Glitter Wood Clips
Glitter: Recollections - Raspberry, Blanc Rose, Copper and Champagne
Embossing Powder: Recollection - unknown names
Rub ons: Crate Paper- Mia Collection
Stamps: Stampin' Up - Elemets of Style, Nature Walk, Clearly for You; Studio g: Talk Blarney to me and Party Like the Irish; Fancy Pants Designs - All Fall
Die: Sizzix Flower Branches and Leaves
Stencils: Unknown maker - Woodgrain, Heidi Swapp- Lattice Stencil and Bird on Branch and Diamond Pattern Stencil Set.
Flowers - I have a collection of Prima and silk and unknown flowers.

I'm again carrying forward my left over pieces from the February Kit - Going Big.
I have a few larger butterfly stamps and dies and a few camera stamps I did not pull out by may later.
I didn't pull any ink or paint and will do that later. I will also pull out cardstock as needed. I have a few Silhouette files I would like to use this month (that's only if the Silhouette is playing nice - it's a hit or miss thing).

Hop on over to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog to get caught up on what is happening - I've even missed the Forgeries on the Fourth.

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Cards from February Counterfeit Kit - Go Big

I used my February Counterfeit Kit - Go Big and the February 2017 Unity Stamps Co Kit of the Month {unexpected places} for a few more cards.

Card #1 - is the coffee stamp. I stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder then used the distress ink and a sheet of plastic to color the image. I stamped again a small portion of the stamp again, cut out the coffee cup and colored it in. I matted everything in black cardstock.


Card #2 - used the large medallion stamp. I stamped and used clear embossing powder, the shaded lilac distress ink and Lemon Zest Glimmer mist, then cut it out. There is a piece of yellow sheer ribbon behind the medallion.


Card #3 -  is the small medallion stamp. I stamped it on a piece of Amy Tan paper then embossed it.  I used a stitched die to cut it out, wrapped embroidery floss around one side and put it at an angle.  The inside has the same paper but just a small strip of it on the matt.


Card #4 used the butterfly stamp. I stamped and embossed the butterfly then fuzzy cut it out. I did the messy ink technique again on the tag and doily. A little bit of ric rack to finish it off.



Card #5 - uses the Angie Girl that is included in the stamp set.  I used the piece of doily from the above card on this one and the ric rac.



Card #6 - is the glob stamp. I did not emboss this one, I had stamped it a week before I colored it in.
I used gelatos on this one. Instead of lining my journaling mat I made a couple of flag out of the pattern paper.


Card #7 - is another large medallion. I just used the distress ink to kind of color in the medallion. I used stickles on each of the circle points.


Card #8 is of the Unity Girl again. She is colored in markers and matted on brown cardstock I added a little of blue ribbon and made a bow out of embroidery yarn.


Card # 9 is the cup cake stamp. Its is so cute.  I did emboss this one with clear embossing powder. The twine is wrapped twice and the bow is using three strands.


Cards 10 - 12 are using the January 2017 Kit of the Month {when you smile}.  Card 10 is the Unity Girl. I colored her to match the yellow pattern cardstock.



Card 11 used the Amy Tan paper. The flower border is the registration strip, to make the paper fit my card base  I left it on. A little bit of embroider floss is wrapped around the base. I made a tag out of the sentiment and tied a bow.


Card #12 if the String of Lights. I just colored them in with markers and used a wink of stella brush pin to give them shine.


Thanks for stopping by.

Recipe:
Paper: February Counterfeit Kit - Going Big; Cardstock: black, tan white and yellow
Glimmer Mist- Lemon Zest
Stamps: Unity Kit of the Month - February 2017 {unexpected places} and January 2017 {when you smile}. 
Inks: distress Ink - Shaded Lilac, Victorian Velvet, spun sugar, broken china, gathered twigs, brushed corduroy
Ribbon - Various unknown pieces
Markers - Bic Marks it, Sharpies
Stickles: Golden Rod, Lavender and Crystal
Misc.: adhesive, foam tap, Misti, Wink Of Stella Brush  and zits

February Counterfeit Kit - Going Big
9 - 12x12 Layouts
2 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
12 - cards
3 - Treat Containers with tags

Monday, February 13, 2017

Winter Layouts

I've got a couple of double page layouts using my February Counterfeit Kit - Going Big. First up is the 12x12 layout.


I've had this paper in my stash for a very long time.  I used the snowflake paper as the background and added in a piece of the DCWV - Timeless Texture stack to bring in some of the green.


I pulled the DCWV Ultimate Premium Stack - Winter paper out, did a little bit of fussing cutting on the Bear Skiing and Brrr label.

For the 8 1/2 x 11 layout I got rid of the smaller photos mats and moved the journaling spots, bear skiing and "Brrr" label.


I inked the edges of the photo mats and journaling spots but did not  ink the pattern paper.


The small patter paper next to the snowflake paper is from the border pattern paper that was part of the Winter Stack.


I inked the edges of the photo mats and journaling spots but did not  ink the pattern paper.

It has been such a busy year that we have not had a chance to play in the snow. We were not able to make it back to Montana nor were we able to do some skiing here in Minnesota so these layout's will be ready when we do.


Thanks for stopping by.

Recipe:
Paper:
February Counterfeit Kit - Going Big: DCWV Ultimate Premium Stack - Winter, The Timeless Texture Stack, Dark purple cardstock
Ink: Color Box - Thistle
 Misc.:  Adhesive, Doily, Offray Ribbon
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February Counterfeit Kit - Going Big
4 - 12x12 Layouts
2 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
- cards
3 - Treat Containers with tags

Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine Treat Container and Tag

I always make a few treats for the guys for Valentine's Day. I saved a few nut containers to use for chocolate covered pretzels. I covered the container with a strip of heart paper and made a tag.

I used the Misti to do my stamping, I just kept moving my tags around. One of the flowers I stamped on pink, cut it out and added it on top of everything. None of the tags are the same size - I just used scraps of white cardstock.


I use a Zot to attach the tag to the container.


Recipe:
Paper: Amy Tangerine Stitched.
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink - Black
Stamp: Stampin Up -Fabulous Florets; Unity Stamps Kit of the Month January 2015 {Magic of Beginnings} - lace stamp; December 2016 {always been you} - xoxo stamp
Misc.:  Adhesive, Miscellaneous lace and twine and Zots

Thanks for stopping by.

February Counterfeit Kit - Going Big
2 - 12x12 Layouts
 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts
- cards
3 - Treat Containers with tags