Thursday, September 13, 2018

SplitcoastStampers Card Sketch Challenge - SC714

In a funny coincidence, I created this card that strongly resembled this week's SplitcoastStampers Card Sketch 714 Challenge.

SC714 SplitcoastStampers challenge Tapestry Medallions Card #clubscrap #splitcoaststampers #circles #stencils #mask  #distressinks

Here is how I created the card.

Print out a 4x5.25" panel from Club Scrap's Tapestry Hybrid kit in black and white. Add color with Distress and Distress Oxides inks (Dusty Concord, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint). Spritz the panel with water to create a mottled texture. Allow the panel to dry and then add white details with a gel pen.

SC714 SplitcoastStampers challenge Tapestry Medallions Card #clubscrap #splitcoaststampers #circles #stencils #mask  #distressinks

Stencil various parts of the Tapestry masking stencil onto Darice die cut white circles in a variety of Club Scrap Hybrid Ink colors (Amethyst, Mahogany, Sandstone, Leaf, and Tangerine).

SC714 SplitcoastStampers challenge Tapestry Medallions Card #clubscrap #splitcoaststampers #circles #stencils #mask  #distressinks

Tip: Grab a piece of white art media paper and clean the stencil with a wet wipe over the panel. This creates another art orphan for you to use later. Why waste perfectly good inks, right?!

Sprinkle the stenciled circles with CS® Hybrid Earth ink diluted with a bit of water and a brush. I just love that distressed look!

SC714 SplitcoastStampers challenge Tapestry Medallions Card #clubscrap #splitcoaststampers #circles #stencils #mask  #distressinks

Complete the card with a ribbon and stamped sentiment. The wet wipe inked panel worked perfectly as a muted coordinating background with the Sea Breeze sentiment.

SC714 SplitcoastStampers challenge Tapestry Medallions Card #clubscrap #splitcoaststampers #circles #stencils #mask  #distressinks

SC714 SplitcoastStampers challenge Tapestry Medallions Card #clubscrap #splitcoaststampers #circles #stencils #mask  #distressinks

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Inked Shadows Technique Challenge - Club Scrap

I am hosting the Technique Challenge on the Club Scrap blog featuring a technique I like to call - Inked Shadows.

Inked Shadows Technique #clubscrap #inks #tapestry #medallion

It involves a very simple masking of an image and then inking around its edges to create depth.

I had a lot of fun creating backgrounds with this technique. For this card, I chose stamps from Club Scrap's September collection called Tapestry and paired them with the collection's gorgeous papers. The small metal charm is from Club Scrap's 2016 Literature collection. The design was inspired by Club Scrap's 0918 Card Sketch Challenge hosted on the Facebook Group Chat.  

I hope you will join me and also add your own technique challenge artwork to the Linky Party!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Club Scrap Ivy League Linky Party

Ivy League Collection Linky Party #clubscrap

Karen is hosting a Linky Party on the Club Scrap Blog. Head on over to check out some amazing artwork created by members of the Club Scrap community!

I am just loving the deep dark rich colors of the Ivy League collection from Club Scrap.

It has inspired me to create this tag featuring some fun techniques.

Ivy League Tag Tutorial #tags #clubscrap #diecuts

Ivy League Tag Tutorial: 

Spread homemade texture paste over the Ivy League Scrollwork Stencil with a palette knife.

Allow the tag to dry. Blend a variety of CS Hybrid Inks (Sapphire, Spruce, Mahogany, and Sandstone) over the top of the stenciled scrolls with brushes. Tip: Makeup brushes make really great blending tools!

Adhere a Wax Seal Sticker over the hole at the top of the tag. Remove the cap from any dimensional glaze and add to the perimeter of the sticker. I love the dimension it adds to the seal.

Dip a fingertip into Perfect Pearls powder (Pearl) and rub over the raised stenciled areas to add a shimmer.

Add the quote image to a Tan and Green panel.

Cut an oval around the Tan image with any type of cutting system. I recently purchased a Brother Scan n Cut 2 and love it! Fussy cut the banner from the Green panel and attach to the oval with dimensional foam squares.

Die cut a series of ivy leaves and berry branches. Add ink to give the die cuts more dimension.

Attach behind the oval quote with hot glue. Add glitter glue to all the berries. Punch a hole in the wax seal sticker using the back of the tag as a guide. Thread the blue grosgrain from the Ivy League Card Ribbons pack through the hole. Finish with a White Mini Tassel with wax linen thread tied in a bow.

Let's take a closer look at the finished tag.

Ivy League Tag Tutorial #tags #clubscrap #diecuts

Ivy League Tag Tutorial #tags #clubscrap #diecuts

Ivy League Tag Tutorial #tags #clubscrap #diecuts

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Dimensional Adhesive Embellishments

Dimensional adhesives come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but my favorites are 3D Foam Squares from Club Scrap by Scrapbook Adhesives. Can you spot them on my project? Be sure to visit me over at the Club Scrap blog for details on how I created this mini album.

Dimensional Adhesive Embellishments #clubscrap #dimension #embellishments

Transform these foam squares into unique embellishments with embossing powder!

Remove the backing from three foam squares and stick to a clean embossing powder tray.

Remove the backing from the top of the squares.

Sprinkle the exposed adhesive with Silver Dollar embossing powder.

Carefully remove them from the tray with tweezers and attach to a craft mat.

Heat set the powder to melt it. Caution: Heat can melt the foam.

Add the squares to the front of a mini album, card, or scrapbook page.

Dimensional Adhesive Embellishments #clubscrap #dimension #embellishments

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out my post with how to create this fun mini album!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Lavender Fields Card - Club Scrap Linky Party

I created this card with several brands of ink pads, including Club Scrap's hybrid and Ranger Distress Oxide inks.

Lavender Fields Distress Oxide Card #clubscrap #lavender #distressoxides #cards

Lavender Fields Card Tutorial - 

Apply Distress Oxide Faded Jeans and Wilted Violet inks to a plain white watercolor paper panel with a soft bristle brush (old makeup brushes work great).

Adhere the lavender blossom stamps to an acrylic block and add Amethyst, Sapphire,
and Leaf hybrid inks to the blossoms and stems.

Stamp the grouping randomly along the bottom of the watercolor paper panel.

Attach the lavender bundle stamp to the block, ink with similar hybrid inks. Stamp over the single stems to fill in any open areas.

Dip the end of the makeup brush into water and flick onto the finished panel.

Dab the water droplets lightly with a paper towel removing some of the Distress Oxide ink colors. I absolutely love the speckled background look!

Stamp a sentiment from Club Scrap's Daffodils collection in Amethyst hybrid ink. Wrap the panel with a Lavender Fields Card Ribbon and layer it onto a Woven Strands Green mat. Adhere the layers onto a Lavender Fields Stone folded card base.

Lavender Fields Distress Oxides Card #clubscrap #distressoxides #lavender #cards

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

May 2018 Tool and Stash Challenge cards - Club Scrap

Here are my cards created for the Tool and Stash Challenge (Washi Tape) on the Club Scrap Chat Group over on Facebook.

0518 Tool Stash Challenge cards Washi Tape #clubscrap #washitape #cards

It was so fun to play with all of these amazing tapes that I have received over the years in my Club Scrap kits.

Washi Tape Flower Card 

Adhere strips of washi tape onto a piece of white paper.

Make a petal shape template out of scrap paper. Trace it onto the back of the washi taped paper with a pencil.

Cut out the shapes with scissors.

Arrange onto the front of an embossed green panel (Darice flower folder).

0518 Tool Stash Challenge cards Washi Tape #clubscrap #washitape #cards

Washi Tape Black and White Card 

Cover a scrap piece of 2.5x5.5" white paper and cover with black and white washi tapes.

Adhere to the front of a white card base with a stamped sentiment (Club Scrap Weathered Florals) and Black Nuvo Drops.

0518 Tool Stash Challenge cards Washi Tape #clubscrap #washitape #cards

Club Scrap paper - Woven Strands collection
Washi Tapes from Club Scrap collections:  Paris Flea Market, Dahlia, Scandinavia, London Calling, Big Top, Retreat 2015, Shibori, Sunflowers, The Blues, and Pattern Play.