Friday, January 15, 2021

DRU - More HAPPY New Year Cards

 Hello crafty friends,

Since we're still in January and I feel it's totally exactable to wish people "HAPPY NEW YEAR" throughout the month of January, I'm back with two more "HAPPY NEW YEAR" cards today. 


For the above card I used Grand Hour Glass die by Poppystamps and the Roman Clock by Frantic Stamper.  The Roman Clock is not currently available, but the IO Clock Face die is.  

I started by die cutting the clock and using it as a stencil over my card front.  Next, I die cut the body of the hour glass to create my shaker window.  I backed the window with acetate and added tiny gun metal and black star sequins.  I also added a hand written "HAPPY NEW YEAR" message inside the hour glass shaker.  Once my shaker card front was attached to my card, I glue sections of the inked clock to the card, overlapping the hour glass in some places.



I stayed with hour glass theme, this time using the Small Hour Glass by Poppystamps and the Happy Happy Happy by Frantic Stamper. 

I created five small hour glass shakers and top the card with the Happy Happy Happy sentiment.  


On the inside of both cards I used the Happy New Year die from Merry Christmas set by Impression Obsession.  I also created a stencil from the Grand Hour Glass to ink both cards.


Here's a side by side of the Grand Hour Glass and the Small Hour Glass dies.
 

Thanks for stopping by.  If you like to visit my personal blog just clink on my name Mary Moisan. Until next time... Take care. 


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Friday, January 8, 2021

DRU - Happy 2021

 Hello crafty friends,

I hope everyone had a nice end to 2020.  


For my first Design Team card for 2021 I wanted to make a Happy New Year card, but my go to Happy New Year die by Impression Obsession wasn't going to give my the look I wanted, which was a block style stand alone "happy" that I could cover the front of the card with.  

I ended up using the "happy" from the Happy Mother's Day die by Impression Obsession, it wasn't exactly want I wanted, but close enough.  I colored several pieces of scrap mixed media paper and die cut it my happies. I die cut a circle opening to show my stamped inside card image (Newton Celebrates)  

Until next time... Take care. 


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Friday, December 18, 2020

DRU - Christmas Sweater

 Hello crafty friends,

I've been on a hunt for Christmas sweaters/sweatshirts for the family the last few days, so I decide to make a card with a few paper sweaters.  Thinking these would make really cute package tags also.


I used this fun die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs called Winter Sweater and some small print pattern paper to die cut three sweaters for my slim card.  I die cut the hanger, sweater trims and reindeer all from white card stock and colored them with Distress ink.  I also inked the card background with Distress ink and spayed it with glimmer mist.

Update:  The Winter Sweater by ECD is not currently available, but Frantic Stamper has this Cozy Sweater and they have another die set with Sweater Icons.


On the inside of the card, I used "Season's Greetings" word dies from the Christmas Stitched Words by Impression Obsession.     

Thanks for stopping by.  If you like to visit my personal blog just clink on my name Mary MoisanHappy Holidays crafty friends!


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Friday, December 11, 2020

DRU - Crystal Fir

 Hello crafty friends,

Mary back with this fast and fun card...


The Ice Crystal Fir tree by Tutti Designs is delicate, but is substantial enough to be the focal point on a standard A2 card.   On my card, I die cut it from white card stock and glued it over green plaid pattern paper.  I placed the tree to the right, so that I could fit the MERRY word die from the Christmas Stitched Words by Impression Obsession.   


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Friday, November 20, 2020

DRU - Pine Forest

  Hello crafty friends,  

Mary back with three cards showcasing the Aspen & Pine Forest die by Impression Obsession and a couple of other dies.   

Starting with this first card, on which I used the die to create a shaker element.  


I die cut the panel from 110lb white card stock which I covered with score tape first, so that I would be able to attached it to it blue background pattern paper easily, which I did.  I also die cut the top part of the panel (trees) from green card stock and trimmed away the non birch trees.  This die cut also was backed with score tape, so it was super easy to cover the white birch trees w/the greens ones adding interest to my background. Next I added two layers of foam tape around the frame of the die









I added my "snow" mixture and die cut the "frame" to top my shaker from silver glitter paper... tip:  to save glitter paper I fuzzy cut the center of the glitter paper since I didn't need it when die cutting the die this time.  I only needed the border/frame.  I fuzzy cut anything that wasn't the frame. 

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On card 2 I used the same technic trees, only this time I left the birch trees white and covered the "pine" trees with a second layer of green card stock.  I backed the Cute Rudolph by Frantic Stamper with white card stock. 


For card 3, I wanted to see if I could make the Aspen & Pine Forest die work on a slim card. 


I started by die cutting the panel twice from green card stock.  Using my card panel for size reference I looked for a place I could join the two die cuts without it looking weird and trimmed the excess off.  I ended up getting rid of the bottom parts of the die realizing I should have used white card stock (snow).

I backed the die cuts with blue pattern paper and using a white gel pen painted some of the trees white.  I inked the bottom of the "ground" with white distress ink.  The "Winter Cheer" is from a Penny Black die set that unfortunately is not currently available, but the Joyful Winter set is.  The cute house and sleigh is an unmounted stamp from Purple Onion Designs by Stacey Yacula.  




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Friday, November 13, 2020

DRU - Candy Canes

 Hello crafty friends,

It's my turn at bat today, actually you don't want me batting, I'm terrible at sports, but I'm good at card making, so that's what I do and that's what I have for you today... a Christmas card featuring this fun Candy Canes die from Tutti. 


The die measures 2.85" x 4", so it makes a great focal point on a card.  I die cut it twice from red glitter card stock for my slim card. 


I used Distress Oxide Ink and a Christmas background stamp to create a background for my Candy Canes dies using two free handed cut circle post-it note masks to keep to areas white, so that the bows of the die cuts would differ a little.  Until next time... Take care. 


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Monday, November 2, 2020

TOB - Boo Kitty

Hello crafty friends,


Welcome to the official start of the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge, where the theme is always anything Halloween related.  The current Challenge runs from the 2nd to the 28th of the month. 

I gathered up some new and some old stamps to make my inspiration card for this challenge.  First, let me show you the card and them I'll tell you how it all came together.  I went for a scary night time bike ride feel.


The finished card measures 5x7 inches.  Initially, I was going to attached my stamped and colored panel directly onto my white card base, but ended trimming it a bit and matting it onto orange cardstock for a pop of color.  

I stamped the Vintage Bicycle Basket (IO - J20006) first, stamped it a second time onto a posted note focusing on the basket mostly... fussy cut the posted note stamped image and placed it over the stamped image on my card panel creating a mask.  Next I lined up and stamped the Boo Kitty (The Rabbit Hole Designs) so that he (or she) was sitting in the basket.  In all honesty, my masking was a little off, because I didn't plan for the back sides of the basket handles, which should be behind the kitty, but by masking them along with the whole basket they stamped in front of the kitty.  What I should have done is not inked that part of the stamp, either by putting a small piece of tape in the area that falls behind the kitty that therefore not be seen or clean the ink off the area before stamping.  In this case my mistake wasn't a big one, because I was going to color my kitty black and it would cover the stamped handles. 

To fill in the card, I stamp the Branch (IO - L20755) several times and stamped several bats and even a few spiders from the Tiny Halloween (Lawn Fawn) stamp set.  


As for the "MEOW-OWEEN" I have no idea what stamp set it belongs with/in.  I used it so much last year that I forgot to put it away.  If you recognize it, please let me know.   For additional inspiration here's November's mood board: 


 Challenge ends on the 28th, winner will be announced on the 1st on the month before the start on the new challenge.  For a full list of all the rules please visit Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge home page.  unit next time... take care.