Saturday, April 7, 2018

April 2018 Past Present Challenge with SC691 - Club Scrap

#clubscrap #cards #birthday #blueprints #distressoxides #rainbow #embossresist #sc691

For the April 2018 Challenge, we are working with any items from these vintage Club Scrap kits: Moody Blues, Rhapsody, and Blueprints.


I chose to work with stamps and papers from the Blueprints collection to create a card. The sketch is based on the SplitcoastStampers Card Sketch 691.


I was inspired by a card created by my friend the super talented Jenn Shurkus. Be sure to see her card on her blog post HERE. Isn't it gorgeous!?



Here is how I created my card.

Add Versamark ink to the Blueprints graph image. Stamp onto watercolor paper and sprinkle with white embossing powder. Heat set the image to melt the powder.


Swipe a small amount of Distress Oxide inks to a craft mat. Pick up each color with a water brush and add to the tiny squares in a rainbow order.


Allow the panel to dry and then layer with papers onto the card base following the sketch design.

#clubscrap #cards #birthday #blueprints #distressoxides #rainbow #embossresist #sc691

Embellish with Silver Dazzles from Club Scrap's Constellations collection.

I made a few extra panels with the leftover inks. The Delft crackle texture stamp and a speckled background.


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Friday, March 30, 2018

Oxide Lift Technique featuring Club Scrap's Daffodils collection.

I pulled out my Distress Oxides and got to work on my version of this fabulous technique!

#clubscrap #ginak #distressoxides #oxidelift #daffodils

So here's the scoop:

Gina K. from Stamp TV was recently featured on the Simon Says Stamp Blog. She used her own twist on the Oxide Lift technique and her card is fabulous. I honestly couldn't wait to try it, the results are just stunning! She did her blending with a paper stump, Gamsol, and Prismacolor pencils.

#clubscrap #ginak #distressoxides #oxidelift #daffodils

I chose to try the same basic technique but then did my blending with watercolor pencils and my water brush instead. The effect is not nearly as smooth as Gina's but I liked it just the same. My finished card features the Club Scrap Daffodils Stamp, Gold card base, and sentiment. I nested it on die-cut Take Wing Green paper scalloped circle (Spellbinders) and white circle shapes (Darice).

#clubscrap #ginak #distressoxides #oxidelift #daffodils

Thanks so much for dropping by and don't forget to check out Gina's card and video over at Simon Says Stamp's blog!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Cards created with art orphans - Club Scrap

If you are anything like me, you love to play with new crafty techniques.

I have a stash of what my good friend Tricia Morris calls art orphans. We sit down and try a new technique and get so wrapped up in the creating, that when you are done, you have a lot of little works of art!

So here are the cards I created with just a few of these precious pieces.

Spritzed Gelatos Stamped images:

#clubscrap #gelatos #rubberstamping #cards #poppy

#clubscrap #poppy #gelatos #rubberstamping #cards
Club Scrap's Bold Blooms stamped images, Take Wing fibers, panel and card base, and Daffodils sentiment.

Embossed Resist Color Burst image:

#clubscrap #dragonfly #embossresist #colorburst #cards
Club Scrap's Take Wing panel, Color Me Happy dragonfly and sentiment, 50s Kitchen fiber, and Woven Strands Rhinestone Gem Wheel embellishments.

Update:

Stamped Color Burst card


I added this art orphan to the front of a Club Scrap Daffodils card kit base and panel.


All of the products used are Club Scrap.

Visit the website for tons of inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Daffodils Envelope Mini Album Project - Club Scrap


Create a stitched spine mini album with manila clasped envelopes and the gorgeous Club Scrap Daffodils collection.

0318 Daffodils Envelope Mini Album #clubscrap #daffodils #minialbum #envelopemini #paperflowers

Daffodils Envelope Mini Album Instructions -


Gather items from the Daffodils Page Kit. Score and fold six 5x7" clasped envelopes horizontally at 3-1/2".

0318 Daffodils Envelope Mini Album #clubscrap #daffodils #minialbum #envelopemini #paperflowers

0318 Daffodils Envelope Mini Album #clubscrap #daffodils #minialbum #envelopemini #paperflowers

Pierce holes along the valley fold of each envelope at 1/2, 3/4, 1-1/4, 2, 3, 3-3/4, and 4-1/2". Note: I created a template and utilized my Piercing Cradle.

0318 Daffodils Envelope Mini Album #clubscrap #daffodils #minialbum #envelopemini #paperflowers

0318 Daffodils Envelope Mini Album #clubscrap #daffodils #minialbum #envelopemini #paperflowers

Trim two 3" lengths of brown satin fibers from the Daffodils Page 2 pc. Ribbon Pack. Attach the ribbons to the first envelope between the pierced holes as shown. *Be sure to visit Kay's post for more detailed stitching instructions.

0318 Daffodils Envelope Mini Album #clubscrap #daffodils #minialbum #envelopemini #paperflowers

Continue stitching and attaching each envelope signature with a 2-yard length of white waxed linen thread until the book is complete.

0318 Daffodils Envelope Mini Album #clubscrap #daffodils #minialbum #envelopemini #paperflowers

Cut two 3-1/4x4-3/4" Brown panels and attach to the front and back covers. This will hide the raw edges of the brown fibers. Adhere a border strip from the Hybrid Kit printed on sticker paper to the front cover.

0318 Daffodils Envelope Mini Album #clubscrap #daffodils #minialbum #envelopemini #paperflowers

Trim five White Flowers print and eight Yellow plain photo mats to cover the inside pages. Note: The pages with the envelope clasps did not get covered.

0318 Daffodils Envelope Mini Album #clubscrap #daffodils #minialbum #envelopemini #paperflowers

Decorate the cover with punched paper flowers, die cuts, Dazzle stickers and leftover cut apart squares from the Page Kit.

0318 Daffodils Envelope Mini Album #clubscrap #daffodils #minialbum #envelopemini #paperflowers

0318 Daffodils Envelope Mini Album #clubscrap #daffodils #minialbum #envelopemini #paperflowers

0318 Daffodils Envelope Mini Album #clubscrap #daffodils #minialbum #envelopemini #paperflowers

Here is a closer look at the finished embellishments.

0318 Daffodils Envelope Mini Album #clubscrap #daffodils #minialbum #envelopemini #paperflowers

One more look at the completed album.

0318 Daffodils Envelope Mini Album #clubscrap #daffodils #minialbum #envelopemini #paperflowers

0318 Daffodils Envelope Mini Album #clubscrap #daffodils #minialbum #envelopemini #paperflowers

Club Scrap would love to see what you created with this gorgeous Daffodils collection! Share it via the Linky Party hosted by Karen on the blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Stamped Bouquet Card with Distress Oxides Emboss Resist Technique - Club Scrap

The tried and true Emboss Resist technique worked perfectly for adding soft Distress Oxide colors to my Club Scrap Stamped Bouquet embossed image.

#clubscrap #distressoxides #embossresist #card #flowers


Stamp the lined flowers image onto a Strathmore Mixed Media panel in Versamark ink.

Sprinkle the image with white embossing powder.

Add multiple colors of Oxide inks over the embossed areas.

Spritz the image lightly with water to create the speckled effect.

Stamp a sentiment and add jewel stickers to the panel.

Punch the Martha Stewart Daisy border, ink the edges, and attach under the panel to the front of a folded 4.25x5.5" pink card base.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

March 2018 Past Present Challenge - Club Scrap

I chose to create cards with a variety of Club Scrap papers and these digital colored line images from the Vintage Botany Hybrid Kit.



My 13-year-old daughter Shannon is a whiz with her iPad! She gave me a lesson in Adobe Sketchbook, a drawing app she uses to whip up all of her original artwork.

I imported these two images from the digital kit and colored within the app. It is much like coloring with physical paper and markers but digitally. When the images were complete, I saved them to my computer and printed them out.



After printing, I cropped them and adhered to the front of my cards.

Asters Card:
Sizzix Friendship Thinlits hello sentiment die cut
Club Scrap A Night at the Met Dk. and Lt. Purple papers and Jewel Stickers
Club Scrap Daffodils White Flowers Print

Roses Card:
Spellbinders Scallop Circle die
Club Scrap Paris Flea Market sentiment stamp
Club Scrap Up Up and Away Lt. Pink paper
Club Scrap A Night at the Met Black paper


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Thursday, March 22, 2018

March 2018 NBUS Challenge - Club Scrap

Hostess Pam chose journaling blocks as the prompt for the Club Scrap NBUS Challenge.

0318 NBUS Challenge Comics Journaling Block card #clubscrap #cards #masking #distressoxides


I chose to create a background with the journaling block stamp from the Comics collection.

I paired it with a hello! sentiment from Watercolor Blossoms Retreat 2013 UM set and a selection of images from the Neon Doodles Retreat 2013 UM set.

Let's take a look at how I created this card.

Stamp the speech bubble image onto a 4x5.25" white panel in Fossilized Amber (Oxides), Peeled Paint (Oxides) and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks.

0318 NBUS Challenge Comics Journaling Block card #clubscrap #cards #masking #distressoxides

Position the Neon Doodles and the sentiment stamps together on an acrylic block. Ink in the coordinating color and stamp within each speech bubble.

0318 NBUS Challenge Comics Journaling Block card #clubscrap #cards #masking #distressoxides

0318 NBUS Challenge Comics Journaling Block card #clubscrap #cards #masking #distressoxides

0318 NBUS Challenge Comics Journaling Block card #clubscrap #cards #masking #distressoxides

Stamp the speech bubble onto Post It notes and fussy cut. These will act as masks for the next step.

0318 NBUS Challenge Comics Journaling Block card #clubscrap #cards #masking #distressoxides

Temporarily adhere the Post It masks over the stamped images on the panel.

0318 NBUS Challenge Comics Journaling Block card #clubscrap #cards #masking #distressoxides

Overstamp with the Daffodils splatters stamp in Club Scrap Earth Ink. Continue masking and stamping until the is covered completely.

0318 NBUS Challenge Comics Journaling Block card #clubscrap #cards #masking #distressoxides

Mask the images and add a shadow effect with Club Scrap Permanent Jet Black Ink.

0318 NBUS Challenge Comics Journaling Block card #clubscrap #cards #masking #distressoxides

0318 NBUS Challenge Comics Journaling Block card #clubscrap #cards #masking #distressoxides

Attach the panel to the front of a folded Daffodils Brown 4.25x5.5" card base.

0318 NBUS Challenge Comics Journaling Block card #clubscrap #cards #masking #distressoxides

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Club Scrap Daffodils Card - Faux No Lines Watercolor Technique

My Facebook friend Melanie shared this wonderful technique in a how-to video recently. Be sure to check it out HERE.

Club Scrap Daffodils Card with Faux No Lines Technique #clubscrap #daffodils #markers #rubberstamps #card

I don't own any Copic markers but decided to try this technique on printer paper (as Melanie suggested in her video) paired with my Aquarelle Brush markers and water.

Trim a piece of printer paper to 3.75x5". Stamp the large daffodil cluster onto the right side of the page with Permanent Jet Black Ink.

Club Scrap Daffodils Card with Faux No Lines Technique #clubscrap #daffodils #markers #rubberstamps #card

Add color to the leaves with the light green first and then add details and shading with the darker green marker.

Club Scrap Daffodils Card with Faux No Lines Technique #clubscrap #daffodils #markers #rubberstamps #card

Club Scrap Daffodils Card with Faux No Lines Technique #clubscrap #daffodils #markers #rubberstamps #card

Color in the flowers with a yellow marker.

Club Scrap Daffodils Card with Faux No Lines Technique #clubscrap #daffodils #markers #rubberstamps #card

Scribble a bit of orange onto a nonstick craft mat and dip the end of the yellow marker picking up a bit of the ink. Color in shading details onto the daffodils to add depth.

Club Scrap Daffodils Card with Faux No Lines Technique #clubscrap #daffodils #markers #rubberstamps #card


Club Scrap Daffodils Card with Faux No Lines Technique #clubscrap #daffodils #markers #rubberstamps #card

Spritz the panel lightly with water and allow to dry.

Club Scrap Daffodils Card with Faux No Lines Technique #clubscrap #daffodils #markers #rubberstamps #card

Club Scrap Daffodils Card with Faux No Lines Technique #clubscrap #daffodils #markers #rubberstamps #card

Flip the panel over and layer onto a 4x5.25" Gold panel. Add a stamped sentiment and embellish with Dazzles stickers. Adhere the layered panels onto a Green folded 4.25x5.5" card base.

Club Scrap Daffodils Card with Faux No Lines Technique #clubscrap #daffodils #markers #rubberstamps #card

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Products Used:
Club Scrap Daffodils Kit Papers
Club Scrap Daffodils Stamps
Club Scrap Love Blooms Gold Flower Dazzles stickers
Aquarelle Brush Markers