Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Celebrate" Card

Hi there,
I had an opportunity to make this little card for a Birthday Celebration. I love birthday celebrations. They always warrant a special type of card. This one has some 3D elements to it, as well as a vintage feel. It was so much fun to create.




I used patterned papers by K and Company, ribbon by Stampin Up, stamps by CTMH, Journal spots by Making Memories, and ink by Tim Holtz/Ranger.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs,
Karen
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Vintage ATC Keepsake

Hi there,
As an extension of my last post, I decided to turn 1 of my ATCs into a keepsake.



To create this, I added a few fun products. I definitely wanted to add some depth and dimension to my keepsake, so l went with some distressed corrugated board as the base. I used vintage photo ink on the corrugated board to enhance the ridges. I then added a layer of sanded embossed coredinations cardstock. I embellished my ATC by adding some clips and a metal clothespin by Graphic 45. Super fun!!
Thanks for stopping by,
Karen
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Vintage ATC Series w/ Tutorial

Vintage ATC Series
Vintage ATCs with a modern appeal- that was the objective. I found a box of stickers, 3d embellies, and metals a couple of weeks ago. It's amazing how we accumulate all of these pretties, forget about them, and become even more excited about them when we find them again...:) A photo of my find is below.




Yum, right?
I had to create with these when I found them, so the next photo is the final product and supplies with a quick tutorial.




Supplies: Adhesive backed Canvas ATCs: Ranger, Border and 3-d stickers: Nostalgiques; Stamps: CTMH; Rub Ons: Royal & Langnickel; Ink: Vintage Photo and Stazon.




Tutorial
Step 1: Take Adhesive Backed Canvas ATCs and add border to them.




Step 2: Take Stazon ink and add stamp of choice to ATCs.




Step 3: Apply vintage photo ink to ATCs using a foam applicator. You can add the ink generously or lightly-purely preference. I left lighter areas for randomness.




Step 4: Add rub ons to desired places on ATCs. I chose butterfly rub ons, mainly because of the color they added and the modern feel they provided. Optional:Add vintage photo ink to edges.




Step 5: Take adhesive backing off of each canvas ATC. Add base layer. I chose black as a contrasting color.




These were definitely a great deal of fun. I hope that you find them equally as enjoyable to create. Let me know how this works for you.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Karen
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Thursday, March 15, 2012

7 x 7 Layout

Hi there,
I am sharing a little 7 x 7 layout that I created using some thin corrugated board. I found the board on a Tuesday Morning run last week. It's perfect for chunky books and textured layouts. To create the background, I distressed my corrugated board by pulling up pieces of the board to expose the ridged center. Then I added some white pearl paint to enhance the exposed board. The rest of the layout came together with use of patterned papers, dimensionals, and ribbon. So much fun!!!




Supplies: Patterned Paper and Dimensionals: We R Memory Keepers; Corrugated Board: Zutters; Paint: Close To My Heart; Ribbon: Ribbon Carousel.
Thanks for visiting today. Hugs, Karen
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Sunday, March 11, 2012

It's National Craft Month!


Hi there,

I wanted to share my latest pic of a card that I made for the SOC blog. The card is in honor of National Craft Month. You can find a full photo and more details about the card using the following link:
www.scrapsofcolorespire.blogspot.com/2012/03/its-national-craft-month.



So what goodies are you planning to create for National Craft Month?

Thanks for stopping by...Hugs, Karen

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