Friday, April 21, 2017

April NBUS Challenge and Water Mark Frame Technique -- Club Scrap

I created a second card featuring Gina K's Smackin' Acetate technique, and thanks to a happy accident, I also came up with another fun technique I like to call the Water Mark Frame. Visit my blog post HERE to see my first card using her technique.

Today's card features Club Scrap's 2014 Dungarees collection including a sentiment and image from the Greetings UM stamp set.

I created several panels using Gina's technique, and when I went to use the panels this morning, I noticed a large water mark in the upper right hand corner. Well, this wasn't going to look very good, so I decided to add more water marks around the focal image, and the Water mark Frame technique was born!

To create this panel, scribble several colors (Lt. Blue, Navy, and Brown) of Aquarelle Brush Markers onto acetate. Mist heavily with water and press white paper onto the colors. Allow to dry completely.

Stamp the image and sentiment over the panel and embellish with red Aquarelle marker and 2 tiny red brads.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 2017 NBUS Challenge -- Club Scrap

An article of clothing is the theme of the April NBUS (never before used stamp/stencil) challenge hosted by Pam Butler at the Club Scrap Forum.

I chose to feature the bowler hat, collage, and sentiment images from the London Calling Jumbo UM stamp set.

The background was created using Gina K's Smackin' Acetate technique.

For my background, I chose three colors of Distress Oxides, applied the Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, and Cracked Pistachio directly to the acetate, spritzed with water and lay my white paper face down in the colors. I dried the paper with a craft iron on cotton/linen setting.

For the bowler hat, I chose to color it with watercolor pencils. I was able to get some nice shading with the browns and fuschia pencils.

The card base is 5.5x8.5 Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms Pink paper scored horizontally at 4.25".

The embellishments were from various Club Scrap collections.

Thanks for visiting today!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Layout Card Cherry Blossoms -- Club Scrap

For each monthly kit, Club Scrap's Tricia Morris, designs detailed cutting instructions to create a two page scrapbooking layout. This is one of the perks that come with a Club Scrap membership. Not a member? Join HERE!

Here is a layout created with the April Cherry Blossoms Deluxe Kit and the layout card instructions.
I also added a small cutapart from the Digital kit and a title created with Sotheby's Charcoal Thickers from the Cape Cod kit.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Idea Deck Challenge -- Club Scrap

The Club Scrap forum has a wonderful array of challenges posted at the beginning of each month.

Recently added Past and Present Challenge 4/7/17

The Idea Deck challenge features a different card from the deck, chosen at random by hostess Pam Butler, and this month was the Seven of Hearts. We can use any of the five decks published by Club Scrap. Be sure to click the link for all the rules and details of this challenge.

I chose to create a layout with Assembly Line Scrapbooking Idea Deck Vol. 1. I picked papers and embellishments from the Boardwalk Deluxe kit and printed some items from the Digital Kit as well.

Small Daisy Flower Punch - Recollections

Monday, April 3, 2017

April Monthly Layout Challenge -- Club Scrap

Each month Loree Karan challenges us to use several pieces of criteria when creating layouts for this challenge. Visit the Club Scrap Forum for details!

I chose to create layouts with the April 2017 Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms digital collection.

Shannon and I took a walk in Sandwich a few weekends ago and the swans on Shawme Pond were lovely.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Card Sketch Challenge -- Club Scrap

Happy April!

Over on the Club Scrap forum, this is my favorite day of the month, the first! Why you ask, because this is the day all of the monthly challenges are announced!

The card sketch is always one of my favorites, and here is this month's sketch created by Roni Johnson.

I was lucky enough to get a look at the sketch early, so I sat right down and created this card with Club Scrap's Delft collection. I also used a sentiment stamp from Club Scrap's Retreat 2016 Stamped Bouquet UM set. The Recollections Daisy small and medium punched flowers work nicely with this collection. I dry embossed the Dk. Blue paper using a Darice Damask folder from the Club Scrap Tin Tiles special edition collection.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the challenge forum at Club Scrap for lots of monthly challenge offerings.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Emerging Corners Technique Cards

A friend on Facebook posted a link to this fun and unique stamping technique video by Melanie M.

As soon as I finished watching the video, I knew I had to try it.

I inked the stamp with a combo of Faded Jeans and Broken China Distress Oxide inks. Once the images were stamped, I spritzed the paper with a bit of water to activate the inks.

The smaller stamped panel was created after I misted the already used stamp with water and impressed it onto the panel twice. This created a second and third generation of the stamped image.

I used only Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink for the Wild Rose oval stamped image below.
The Dk. Purple paper was dry embossed in a folder and then inked with the same Distress Oxide ink to color the raised pattern. The panel was then misted with water prior to card assembly.

Supplies Used:
Club Scrap Garden Shed, Wild Rose, Stamped Bouquet and Stamping Star UM Rubber stamps
Distress Oxide inks - Wilted Violet, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, and Fossilized Amber
Lt. Blue paper from stash
Club Scrap Dk. Purple paper
Club Scrap Dahlia washi tape goodie
Club Scrap Darice Tin Tiles embossing folder goodie

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Club Scrap Delft Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Club Scrap March Blog Hop featuring the Delft kit. If you have arrived from the super creative Roni's Inkstains Blog then you are in the right place. If not, hop back to Karen's post at the Club Scrap Blog to see a complete list of all the talented bloggers.

I chose to create a mini album with gorgeous papers and goodies from the Club Scrap Delft Deluxe kit.

Each signature is scored and nested one on top of the other. They are then attached to the spine with Bookbinding Glue. I die cut the Lt. Blue photo mat with a Sizzix Mixed Media 2 Thinlit and layered it with the Dk. Blue panel. I love how this die matches this kit perfectly!

I adorned the outside of the album with paper flowers.

The spine paper is stamped with the broken tile and crackle images from the Delft Jumbo UM set in Fossilized Amber and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks. Lightly misting the images with water activates the inks to oxidize and makes the images pop!

Scroll to the end of the blog for details on how this project came together.

Up next on the hop is Tina's Finding Your Niche Blog.


Delft Mini Album Instructions -


Two 5x7" book board covers
One 1.5x7" book board spine
Two 5x8.5" Yellow cover papers
One 3.75x8.5" royal blue (from stash) stamped spine paper
One 6.5x12" Yellow inside cover paper
One 6.75x11" Dk. Blue Print signature
One 6.75x10.5" Lt. Blue Print signature
One 6.75x10" Yellow Print signature
Two 4.25x6.25" White Print photo mats
Two 4.25x6.25" Dk. Blue Print photo mats
Two 4.25x6.25" Lt. Blue Print photo mats
Two 4.25x6.25" Dk. Blue Plain photo mats
Two 4x6" Lt. Blue Plain photo mats (die cut)
One 4x6" Lite kit cutapart
One 4.25x6.25" Lt. Blue Plain photo mat
Paper flowers created with scrap papers from Delft Deluxe Kit.


Attach book board pieces to cover and spine papers with Club Scrap Bookbinding Glue leaving a 1/4" gutter between the covers and the spine.

Mitre the corners with scissors being careful to leave a 1/8" space between the book board corners and each cut.

Wrap the outside cover and adhere with Bookbinding Glue.

Attach the inside cover paper with Bookbinding Glue.

Score the 6.75x11" Dk. Blue Print at 4.75 and 6.25".

Score the 6.75x10.5" Lt. Blue Print at 4.75 and 5.75".

Score the 6.75x10" Yellow Print at 4.75 and 5.25".

Run a bead of Bookbinding Glue down the back of the Yellow Print inside the .5" scored area.

Adhere the Yellow signature inside the Lt. Blue signature with the score lines centered.

Repeat for the Lt. Blue signature onto the Dk. Blue signature.

Finally, attach the signatures onto the inside of the spine.

Attach the Print photo mats to the Plain sides of each signature with alternating colored papers.

Die cut the Lt. Blue Plain photo mats and layer with Dk. Blue mats.

Attach the intricately die cut Lt. Blue paper with a Needle-tipped Applicator filled with Bookbinding Glue.

Decorate the outside cover with paper flowers and the layered cutapart.

Add silver glitter glue to centers of each flower.

Attach the flowers to the cover with hot glue and add a ribbon bow for added embellishment.
Let's take another look at the finished album.

Thanks again for stopping by!

Monday, March 27, 2017

March Technique Challenge - Club Scrap

Visit the Club Scrap Blog where Tina is hosting this month's Technique Challenge and Linky Party!

Here is just one of Tina's beautiful cards.

I created a unique background with Ranger's new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks. I used Fossilized Amber, Broken China and Faded Jeans.

Spritz the broken tile image stamp from Club Scrap's Delft Jumbo UM set lightly with water. Stamp directly onto the inked background. This will lift off some of the inks on the panel.

Stamp off the image onto a white piece of paper for a bonus image.

Create a card with the distressed panel.

Cut the panel so that it will fit onto a 4x5.25" Delft Lt. Blue mat on a Medium Blue card base. The resulting space is the perfect spot for a sentiment!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Digital Hybrid Artist Team Challenge - Club Scrap

This month, the Club Scrap Artist Team was challenged to create artwork with the Club Scrap Digital Delft Collection.

I love to create cards and layouts with the digital kits each month, and here are some of the pieces I created.

Digital 12x12 layout

Digital 12x12 double page layout 

Digital Hybrid Greeting Cards 

Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to visit Club Scrap's Blog to see a full list of bloggers participating in the Hop!