Monday, February 18, 2019

SugarPea Designs - Easily A'Moose'd

Hey there crafty friends!  It's Tricia and I am sharing a card today with one of my favorite SugarPea Designs stamp sets called Easily A'Moose'd!   I love the images and the sentiments in this set.   They are perfect for creating a masculine card, which can be tricky for me but you need them when you live in a house full of men!   

I started off by creating my background, which was made with the SugarCut Log Cabin Mountainscape. I die cut it from Neenah cardstock and then colored it with my Copic markers.   I inked blended a sky onto Bristol Smooth cardstock with some Distress inks:  Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot and Peacock Feathers.   

I used the Zig Zag Stitched Circle and trimmed both pieces out.  Next I took another piece of Neenah cardstock and created a frame by using the two largest Zig Zag Stitched Circle SugarCut.    The card base was covered with patterned paper from Spots & Stripes Brights Patterned Paper Collection.  

I colored the images from Easily A'Moose'd with my Copics and added some details with my Prisma Colored Pencils.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I white heat embossed it and then trimmed it down.    I added some Crystal sequins, which pick of the color of the inked background.  

That is it for me today!   I hope you have a wonderful week! 

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Reverse Confetti - Patterned Hearts and Pattern Blocks

Happy Sunday!   I am playing along this week with the Fusion Card Challenge.   I used the sketch and inspiration photo for my card.

 I loved the sweet sherbet colors in the inspiration photo.   I stamped the floral block from Pattern Blocks onto white card stock and then colored in with my Copic markers.  I then die cut it out with the largest heart from Patterned Hearts Confetti Cuts.  I layered it with two more die cut hearts. 

 I die cut with the square die from the Bag & Tags Creator Cuts with Rose card stock and then stamped with the chevron pattern from Pattern Blocks with Rose ink.   

My sentiment is from Patterned Hearts stamp set.    For my card base, I used the Criss Cross Cover Panel and die cut a white card panel and then layered it onto a white card base.   I love the texture that it adds but not too distracting.   Here is a link to the Fusion Card Challenge.   Thank you for stopping by today!    

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Reverse Confetti - Big Bear

Happy Sunday to you!  I hope you had a great weekend.   We were definitely busy this weekend but I still managed to get a little crafty time in today to make a card using the Big Bear stamp set that I had colored on Saturday for the #thedailymarker30day challenge.    I played along with the TGIF Challenge #198 sketch challenge.

I colored Big Bear with my Zig Clean Color Brush markers.   I have been using my Copics so much lately that I have gotten a little rusty with watercoloring.   So with Kathy's challenge this month, I decided I would try to focus on using them more to get more comfortable again.    I have been thinking of buying the Polychromes pencils, but I need to break my Copic habit first.    I did just buy some new Zig Colors, I did not realize that they had new colors out.  I ordered a number of colors that I did not have yet and hopefully I will receive them soon!  

I colored Big Bear with my Zigs and used watercolor paper.   I die cut him and his little Rae Dunn mug (😊) with the Big Bear Confetti Cuts and he served as the small heart in the sketch.  For the sketch's big heart, I used the sun for mine.   I used the My Sunshine stamp set and Bumblebee Ink.   I stamped and die cut the images with the My Sunshine Confetti Cuts.   I also die cut some clouds from Honey Bear Confetti Cuts for the strip, I actually flipped the sketch.    

I layered all my images onto some white card stock that had been die cut with an older Confetti Cut, Lacy Scallop Frame.   I added it to some patterned paper from Under the Umbrella 6x6 pad.   I added this to a white card base.   For a final touch, I added some sequins.   That is it for me today!   I hope you have a great week!  

Friday, February 8, 2019

Reverse Confetti February Blog Hop

Hey 'Fetti Fans!   Today is the Reverse Confetti February Blog Hop!    Today I have a couple of felt projects to share using the recently release Patterned Hearts Confetti Cuts and stamp set.  

 First up, I have two Valentine cards to share and then a Valentine's Day Heart garland.    I just love making Valentine's Day projects!  

 I die cut a ton of hearts using the Reverse Confetti Patterned Hearts Confetti Cuts from red, white, hot pink and light pink felt.   I then created the backgrounds for each card, for the small white, I used the Blocked Out Square Panel from white card stock.   I then added my two felt hearts and sewed them thru the middle using a Zig Zag stitch.   I then added the sewed panel to a 4 1/4 inch square card base.

For the next card, I created die cut the Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel from Lead card stock.   I then layered my hearts onto the panel and then sewed them on one side with a Zig Zag stitch.   I stamped a sentiment from Patterned Hearts onto a strip of Midnight card stock and then white heat embossed it and added to the card.   I added my panel to a Lead card base.   

Next up, I am sharing a Valentine garland that I made using more felt hearts.   I have wanted to make one of these for years and the Patterned Heart Confetti Cuts make the perfect layering die cuts for this!    I ended up with 68 felt hearts from the four colors of felt.    

I then created an assembly line with the hearts and started stacking them together.   It came together pretty quickly.  Once I had the small and large hearts paired up, then I started stitching with a straight stitch one right after another.  


I added some Baker's Twine to each end so that I could hang the garland.   I also added another Baker's Twine to the middle so that I could create the swag.   My swag is a little off balance!   I realized after I took the photos that I put the Baker's Twine off center, but easy to fix - I left it as just a loop so that I can take it off or use it to loop up the middle and slide it back and forth wherever it is needed.   :-)  I collect Antique Cookie Jars and these are some of my favorites!   I have another set of favorites in my craft room. 

I already have more plans for next year using the Patterned Hearts Confetti Cuts to create more Valentine decor but I am running out of time for it this year! 

Check out what all the designers have to share with you today!   Next stop on the hop is the always inspiring Kelly Lunceford!    I can't wait to hop along and see all the wonderful inspiration!  Thank you for stopping by!   

Monday, February 4, 2019

SugarPea Designs - Eskimo Kisses - Stretching Your Dies!

Happy Monday!   I am on the SugarPea Designs Blog sharing a card that I made using two techniques: Die Cutting Inlay and Altered Die Cutting.  Let's get started! 

For the card panel:  Altered die cutting allows you to take a die cut and alter the size or an area that is normally cut from the die.  It works best with symmetrical dies.   For this technique you run the die and the card stock thorough as normal. For my project I used the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles Sugar Cut with a white card stock panel and ran it thorough once.    Then I slide the die partially down the panel to create a smaller rectangle.  I line up the stitching lines as best that I can to avoid duplicate stitches and run through my die cutting machine again.

For the Die Cutting Inlay:   I used three sizes of the Zig Zag Stitched Circles Sugar Cut and laid them down to determine the placement that I wanted each.   Determine which one that you want inlayed on top of the other.   Run your white panel thru the die cutting machine with the size of the circle that you want behind and then leave the die cut piece in the panel and run it thru again with the smaller circle where you want it to overlap.     Just like when you are stamping and masking, the images behind will be cut with the images on top and then pieced back together like a puzzle.    I actually did this first and then ink blended my circles in a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks.

I stamped several images from the SugarPea Designs Eskimo Kisses stamp set.    I colored each of the images with my Copic markers and then added some details with a white gel pen, clear glitter pen and some glaze for the noses and eyes.   To add more detail to two of the circles, I used the Sugar Cut Star Dust to add stars and backed them with some silver glitter paper.

For the blue inked circle, I popped the circle on the card base up with foam tape and then trimmed the edges that hung off the panel.   I added my the images from Eskimo Kisses with foam tape.   The sentiment is also from the stamped set and was heat embossed onto some black card stock trimmed with a fishtail edge.    

That is it for me today!    See you guys back next Monday with another project!    Have a great week!

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Reverse Confetti - Heart Pals

Happy day to you!   I am playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week and created a Valentine card using the super sweet Heart Pals stamp set and some of the patterned papers From Cupid.   

 I stamped my images onto Premier Polar White card stock and then colored with my Copic markers.   For the little bear I masked off one of the hearts from the stamp set and stamped it over his eye to make a patch.   I then stamped it in the left hand corner as well after some quick masking.   I added some detail to the images with a white gel pen and then used the Heart Pals Confetti Cuts to die cut the image out.   

To follow the sketch, I cut several strips of the patterned paper From Cupid and then adhered them onto some Piggy Bank card stock.   I stamped a sentiment from Heart Spots stamp set.   I layered my panel onto a white card panel.    Here is a link to the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, January 28, 2019

SugarPea Designs - Chunky Monkey

Happy Monday!   It's Tricia back again today on the SugarPea blog with a birthday shaker card using the Chunky Monkey stamp set along with some SugarPea Sugar Cuts to build my shaker.  I stamped all the images from Chunky Monkey out twice on Neenah 80 lb card stock and colored them several different ways.   It was fun to practice coloring techniques and color combinations.    I only used two for my card, but now I have ton's of little monkeys for a future project.    

To create the shaker card, I water colored with Distress inks  (Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn) onto some water colored card stock and added multiple layers to get all the neat water lines.   I splattered the panel with water droplet's as well.  You end up not seeing much of it in the window because of the sequins but it was fun making it!  :-)    I die cut with the largest rectangle die from the Sugar Cut Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles a panel from 110 lb Neenah card stock and a small piece of green card stock.   I also used a circle from the Sugar Cut Zig Zag Stitched Circles and die cut the same panel to create a window.  

I layered some acetate behind the window and then added two layers of foam tape around the window and card panel.   To make it easy to add your foam tape, I use a big roll of Scotch 3m tape and double it up.  Then I remove the backing from both sides and it allows you to form the circle all the way around the window to create a well for your sequins.    I added a bunch of different types of sequins and some jewels to the water colored panel and then laid the window panel on top.   It is much easier for me to add the window panel directly to the card base then trying to add the card base to the window panel.   I stamped a sentiment from the Chunky Monkey stamp set onto the green panel and then embossed it with clear embossing powder.  

For some finishing details, I added some more clear sequins to the top panel and a little bit of clear shimmer to the bananas.    I also added crystal glaze to the noses of the monkeys!    That is it for me this Monday!  See you next week with another project!   

I hope you have a fabulous and crafty week!