Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November 2017 Tool or Stash Challenge -- Club Scrap

This month Tool/Stash Challenge Hostess Loree Karan asked us to work with distress tools in our artwork.

There are lots of different ways to distress paper, but I think my favorite is with the Tonic Paper Distress Tool.  Such a nifty compact little tool!

However, I also created some distressing with a "tool" you might just have around the house, sand paper.

Run a 4x5.25" piece of Brushed Stainless Steel Folding Board through an embossing machine with a Darice Folder.

Slide the Tonic Paper Distresser Tool along the edges of the Folding Board panel until the black core is exposed.

Lay the panel on the work surface and sand off the top layer of embossed Folding Board until some of the black core is visible.

Die cut shapes and adhere to the card with Club Scrap Bookbinding Glue dispensed with a Needle-tipped Applicator.

Supplies -

Club Scrap Collections -
Bon Appetit Wine paper, Mark Richards Mosaic Crystal Tile and Deluxe fiber.
Celebrate Silver Sparkle paper

Dies -
Sizzix love you - Celebration Thinlits Script
Sizzix florals - Wildflowers Thinlits
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle

Other tools -
Creative Memories Circle cutter
Darice Embossing Folder
Big Shot Die Cut machine


Monday, November 13, 2017

November 2017 Past and Present Challenge -- Club Scrap

This month, hostess Loree Karan, challenged us to use papers from three past Club Scrap kits - Culinary, Bon Appetit, and 50s Kitchen.

I had one 12x12" sheet of Culinary paper left and really wanted to make it work with this challenge.

Here is the layout I created paired with Scandinavia cutaparts and a 12x12" of Destinations Lt. Blue for the background.

I loved how the green in the Scandinavia cutaparts worked perfectly with the Culinary print and the Destinations plain background.

Thanks for stopping by!

November 2017 NBUS Challenge -- Club Scrap

Hostess Pam Butler has challenged us to work with any stamp or stencil from our Club Scrap stash which we have never used featuring trees or branches.

I chose to work with the Aspen Borders and Backgrounds stamps for my card. I had never used this lovely scenery stamp which features a small Aspen tree in the foreground.

Note: This stamp set is currently extinct.
Stamp the image in Versamark ink onto Brushed Stainless Folding Board.

Sprinkle the image with Silver embossing powder and melt with a heat tool.

Trim the embossed image with a paper trimmer and distress the edges with a Tonic paper distresser tool to expose the black paper core.

Stamp the leaf image multiple times onto the folding board with Versamark. Sprinkle with Gold embossing powder and heat set to melt. Fussy cut the images with scissors.

Wrap a ribbon around the panel and tie in a knot. Adhere the fussy cut leaves around the ribbon and layer the panel onto Celebrate sparkle paper and a black card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, November 10, 2017

November 2017 Technique Challenge -- Club Scrap

This month I am hosting the Technique challenge on the Club Scrap Blog and it features artwork created with torn paper.

Be sure to the visit my blog post for details and join the Linky Party for a chance to win a prize from Club Scrap.

I wanted to play along so I created a 12x12" layout featuring all of the techniques shared in the challenge post.

I created the focal artwork with the Gelli Plate and a torn paper mask, the flowers with Kay's tutorial, and finished with a torn edge on the cut apart and mat.

The papers are from the November Club Scrap Trattoria Collection.

I added stickles to the centers of each of the torn paper flowers and adhered them to the layout with Club Scrap's Bookbinding Glue dispensed from a Needle-tipped Applicator.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see your artwork shared in the Linky Party!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A freebie from Club Scrap - Sunflowers Digital Kit

Club Scrap is generously offering a free Digital Kit from its recent collections.

Sunflowers Digital Kit Free Download 

Once you have downloaded your free kit, you can create so many amazing things!

I created an 8.5x11" digital scrapbooking layout with my iScrapbook application on my Mac.
With some simple cropping, layering and coloring techniques, I assembled this vibrant and fun digital layout.

You can also create gorgeous digital cards to send to family in friends in either email or through social media platforms.

Finally, you can print out the digital images onto standard 8.5x11" Club Scrap white paper to make what is known as hybrid digital artwork.

I printed this collage of digital pieces onto 8.5x11" Club Scrap Scandinavia White paper and then reassembled to create the card.

I fussy cut the sunflower and adhered to the front of the card with a foam circle.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to download your free Sunflowers digital kit today!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Club Scrap Scandinavia Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Club Scrap October Blog Hop featuring the Scandinavia Collection. If you have arrived from the super creative Tina's Finding Your Niche 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.

This month I was invited to create cards as the Scandinavia Greetings to Go Guest Artist. As such, I was tasked with making cards from the collection, but also taking each of them up a few notches.

Guest Artist Techniques:

Crumpled Paper Wood Grain Technique - 

I loved the cool textures in Jac's prints found in this collection. So I set out to try and recreate it with a stamping technique.

Add lots of color to the owl image (Greeting Unmounted Stamps) with Permanent Jet Black Ink. Crumple up a small piece of copy paper and rub it down the face of the stamp while the ink is still wet. Stamp immediately onto a White panel several times without re-inking to achieve the color variations.

Try the technique with lots of colors and different stamps.

Popped Up Die Cut Sentiment Technique - 

I found the idea for this technique on Pinterest. The sentiment is almost hidden until held in the right light.

Die cut the happy birthday sentiment (Sizzix Thinlit Script) from the print panel in the position you want it on the card. Save the inside letter pieces.

Die cut the same sentiment from the Gray plain paper four times. Discard the inside letter pieces.

Add ATG adhesive to the Red panel leaving a 1/4" border around the perimeter free of adhesive.

Center the die cut print panel and adhere to the Red panel. Add one Gray die cut sentiment to the inside of negative space on the print panel. Note: The sentiment will stick to the adhesive that is on the exposed Red panel.

Adhere the insides of the letters from the reserved print die cuts.

Add Bookbinding Glue dispensed from a Needle-tipped Applicator to the back of the second set of die cut words.

Stack on top of the Gray die cut on the card panel. Continue gluing and stacking the Gray words.

Once the final layer of Gray is attached, finish with the print die cut words and adhere.

Wood Grain Shaving Cream Technique -

Be sure to visit Lisa's Challenge post on the Club Scrap Blog for more on this cool technique!

Spread shaving cream onto a paper plate. Squeeze out dots of Liquid Metals (Pewter) and Club Scrap Onyx Re-inker onto the shaving cream.

Swirl the colors together with a palette knife.

Spread the colors through the Lite Bird Stencil onto watercolor paper panels.

Scrape off any excess shaving cream and wipe off the stencil while the panel is still under it.

Allow the panel to dry completely before layering it onto a card.

I really hope you enjoyed these unique techniques, thanks for stopping by.

Your next stop on the hop is Roni's Inkstains Blog!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October 2017 Bonus Technique Challenge - Club Scrap

My good friend Hetty is hosting a bonus technique challenge on the Club Scrap Blog this month! Be sure to visit her post to read all about it.

This is a technique called Retiform which I had never heard of before today. I love new-to-me techniques!

I chose to work with stamps from the Club Scrap Scandinavia collection paired with Distress Oxide Inks (Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, and Peacock Feathers) which happen to coordinate with the kit perfectly!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Club Scrap Cards with Distress Oxide Stenciled Panels

I set out to finish up some embellishments from the Sweet Tooth Collection. I had created this card and still had a few leftovers.

Card 1.

This background was made with Distress Oxide Inks applied over a Club Scrap stencil from the Geometrics collection.

I created punched paper flowers and added Resin candies to the centers.

The center of the daisy is a Club Scrap Scandinavia Striped Brad. I added a bit of Distress Stickles to the Resin Candies centers.
I chose papers from the Scandinavia collection which worked perfectly with the colors in my background. The Scandinavia Jumbo UM sentiment fit nicely layered onto the panels. I embossed the Green paper which also coordinated with the stenciled background.

Card 2.

I spritzed the inked stencil from Card 1. with water and laid a white panel onto the surface of the damp stencil. I burnished the paper and the resulting image created the panel for my second card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Club Scrap Retreat 2017 Sweet Tooth Scraps Herringbone Technique Card

If you are anything like me, you hate to see perfectly good paper scraps go to waste.

My Club Scrap Retreat friends and I attended the optional Assembly Scrapbooking workshop featuring the Sweet Tooth Collection led by Karen Wyngaard in August.

At the end of the workshop, we had quite a few scraps left from the cutapart sheet. Folks were throwing them away! I told them that I would rescue them to turn them into some special.

Herringbone Technique Card w/ Sweet Tooth Collection Scraps:

If you are a visual learner this video tutorial is very helpful.

Trim a piece of sticker paper to 4.25x5.5". Remove the backing paper and lay the sticky side face up on the table. Lay cutapart scraps onto the sticker paper as shown below.

Continue adding the strips until the entire panel is covered.

Cut the panel down to 4x5.25".

Add a sentiment from the Club Scrap Scandinavia stamp set in Hybrid Earth ink to the plain side of the Sweet Tooth White Print scrap and layer onto the Brown scrap.

Swipe coordinating colors of Distress Oxides inks (Broken China and Worn Lipstick) onto the plain side of the White print.

Spritz with water to activate the inks. Dry with a heat tool.

Create flowers with the Retro Five petal punch from EK Success.

Make a Baker's Twine double bow.

Add Resin Candies from the collection to each of the flower's centers.

Adhere the layers of fibers and embellishments onto the Herringbone panel with adhesive and hot glue to complete the card!

Thanks for stopping by and a very special thanks to my friends for all the fun scraps!