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!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 2017 Past and Present Challenge - Club Scrap

Each month Loree chooses three Club Scrap collections from the past and present which are almost always somehow related to one another. Visit the Past and Present Challenge for details.

When I went into my stash, I found I had a paper pack from Versailles and a stack of Paper Lace Mats from Paris Flea Market

Gather two 8.5x11" sheets of Versailles Green papers. Score each sheet vertically at 4.25".

Stack the scored sheets and place into a 12" Paper Trimmer horizontally. Trim at 5.5".

Cut an 8.5x11" sheet of Light Blue horizontally at 10.5 and 5.25". Trim the 5.25x8.5 horizontally at 8 and 4.  Cut an 8.5x11" sheet of Ivory horizontally at 10 and 5. Trim the 5x8.5 horizontally at 7.5 and 3.75". 

Note: Two card bases and their nesting panels were used in the creation of my Tool and Stash Challenge cards. The remaining card bases and panels were used to create this set of cards.

Cut the corners off of a Paper Lace Mat from the Paris Flea Market collection. Set two corners aside to create bonus envelopes with liners.

Lay an Ivory panel into a Pizza Box tray and cover with one of the Lace corners. 

Spritz with dark blue shimmer spray. Remove the Lace mask and allow to dry completely. Repeat with the second Ivory panel.


Add Paris Flea Market script stamp in Club Scrap Permanent Jet Black ink over the masked areas. Layer onto the Light Blue panel and attach to the front of the Green card base. Embellish with fiber, punched flowers and die cut leaves. A matted sentiment from Paris Flea Market completes the card.

Let's take another look at the finished cards.

BONUS Lace Lined Envelopes - 

Trim two 8.5x11" Versailles Navy papers horizontally at 8.125". Cut the 8.125x8.5 horizontally at 8.125". Create two envelopes (A2) with an Envelope Punch Board.

Trim off bottom corners of the Paper Lace Mat triangles. Adhere the mats to the inside of the envelopes with CS® Bookbinding Glue dispensed from a Needle-tipped Applicator.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October 2017 Tool and Stash Challenge - Club Scrap

Each month on the Club Scrap Forum, Loree features either a tool or item from our stash to work into our paper crafting projects. Visit the Tool and Stash Challenge for details.

This month, she chose a paper piercer tool. I pierced a border around the edge of my cards with the help of an unexpected tool, a paper lace mat from the Paris Flea Market collection.

Trim the square center from the lace mat.

Line up the edge of the square with the edge of a Versailles Ivory panel.

Pierce the holes until the entire perimeter is finished.

Stamp the panels with a variety of Club Scrap images from Paris Flea Market and Versailles collections, layer with coordinating papers, and attach to the card bases.

Here are the finished cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 9, 2017

October 2017 Technique Challenge - Club Scrap

The October 2017 Technique Challenge hosted by Wendy Bellino is called Make A Scene.

Create a simple background with hand cut cloud masks. Attach a small amount of double-sided adhesive to the backs of the clouds to hold in place temporarily. Hint: Rub the adhesive on a piece of clothing to remove some of the tackiness.

Carefully apply Club Scrap Hybrid Lagoon ink over the cloud masks with an Ink applicator tool. Add Hybrid Leaf ink to the bottom of the panel. Note: Stamp the sentiment onto the background during this step.

Hand cut Scandinavia Green papers to mimic rolling grassy hillsides.

Ink the edges of the Green paper to add dimension.

Attach the grassy areas in layers. Pop up the area in the foreground with foam circles.

Color in areas of the flower trio stamps with Aquarelle Brush Pens. Stamp onto White paper and fussy cut each flower.

Embellish each flower center with a Sunflowers Sparkle Sticker and attach the flowers to the card with Foam Circles.

Let's take another look at the finished card.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your artwork shared on the Linky Party found at the bottom of Wendy's post on the Club Scrap Blog.