Monday, September 01, 2014

In the Background–Red Gingham Christmas (video included)

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Hi, all, I’m back today with another In the Background card and video. I hope you’ve enjoyed my previous ones and have learned just a little something along the way.

Have you looked at the calendar? Christmas is barreling down the pike and will be here before we know it so I thought I’d better get started on some cards. I never have enough and I always say I’m going to get started early but never do; maybe this is the year ;-)

In today’s video I’m going to show you how to make a darling little gingham checked background using a stencil and ink. MFT has a couple of great gingham stamps: LJD Textile Backgrounds and Gingham Background but sometimes you just need a smaller check. That’s what I’m going to show you to do in this video.

You can also see the video HERE on YouTube and I hope you’ll subscribe to my channel.



I started with a piece of Sweet Tooth Card Stock and taped it down to my grid paper, then taped down All Lined Up Stencil and applied Red Hot Ink. Then I turned my paper 90 degrees and sponged again to create a sweet little check pattern.


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To create my card, I trimmed down my newly stenciled paper and popped it up on foam on the base. I stamped a sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments on Black Licorice Card Stock with Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder and did a little sponging a la the chalkboard technique. To finish it off, I added a couple of holly leaves from Christmas Ornaments Die-namics and some Copic marker colored clear gems for the berries.

On the inside is another sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments stamped with Black Licorice Ink.


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And that’s it! See you soon! This card is simple enough to mass produce and still be special and flat enough to be mail friendly. Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
Seasonal Sentiments (MFT)
Ink:
Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, Black Licorice ink, Red Hot Refill (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth Card Stock, Black Licorice Card Stock, Gumdrop Green Card Stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond,
Christmas Ornaments Die-namics, All Lined Up Stencil (MFT); foam tape, Copic marker, clear gems, white embossing powder, heat tool, sponge dauber


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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Week In Review–August 25–31, 2014

Here’s a recap of what I posted this past week…you know, in case you missed something ;-)

Guest Designing for Add a Little Dazzle!

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MFT August Creative Challenge–A Twist On a Classic Technique: Watercolor

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A Sunny Thank You–CTD #307

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Geek Is Chic and a Faux Tortoiseshell Video Tutorial–MFTWSC #191

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Vintage Hello–C4C #251

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Rainbow Hello–SSSC #234

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And that’s it for the past week at Paper Pursuits! Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!

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Rainbow Hello–SSSC #234

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Hey, everyone, it’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and Karen has another classic sketch for us today.


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My card started with a Steel Gray Card Stock base on which I stamped Wood Plank Background with Steel Gray Ink. Moving up, the next element is Sweet Tooth Card Stock on which I stenciled some embossing paste with On the Diagonal Stencil, then adhered it to my base. I searched through my stash and found some Sour Apple Card Stock that had been stamped with Steel Gray Ink and Grid Background and I popped that up on foam. Next, I did some water coloring on two pieces of Ranger water color paper. For the “sky”, I did a water color wash with SU! Pacific Point reinker, then on the other piece I did a rainbow water color wash with Grape Jelly Refill, Blu Raspberry Refill, Sour Apple Refill, Lemon Drop Refill, Orange Fizz Refill, and Red Hot Refill from MFT. Using TRANSFORM-ables Say Hello Die-namics, I cut out the “hello”, adhered it to the sky, and added a few clouds from Witch Way Is the Candy? Die-namics. To see how I did the water color wash, check out my video in THIS post or on my YouTube channel.

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I popped the whole thing up on foam then, following the sketch, I added three metal dots.

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On the inside is a sentiment from LJD Grand Greetings, stamped with Steel Gray Ink.

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And that’s it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers have for you today: 

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
Grid Background, Wood Plank Background, LJD Grand Greetings (MFT)
Ink:
Steel Gray Ink, Grape Jelly Refill, Blu Raspberry Refill, Sour Apple Refill, Lemon Drop Refill, Orange Fizz Refill, Red Hot Refill (MFT); Pacific Point Reinker (SU!)
Paper:
Steel Gray Card Stock, Sweet Tooth Card Stock, Sour Apple Card Stock (MFT); water color paper (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
TRANSFORM-ables Say Hello Die-namics, Witch Way Is the Candy? Die-namics, On the Diagonal Stencil (MFT); embossing paste, water brush, enamel dots, foam tape


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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Vintage Hello–C4C #251

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Hi, all, it’s time for another Crazy 4 Challenges! Today Helen has an inspiration piece for us with which I’m in LOVE!! I love the soft colors and the chippy cottage chic look so I pretty much went with both of those to help me design my card.


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I started with a Kraft Card Stock card base. Next I cut High Tea Party Doily Die-namics from Primitive White Card Stock and sponged the edges with Grout Gray Ink. I usually use a warmer color, like Kraft Ink for sponging but the photo led me to use Grout Gray Ink and I love it!! I trimmed off the side and adhered it to a layer of Sno Cone Card Stock, then popped them both up on the base on foam tape.

Next I cut Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics from Grout Gray Card Stock, sponged the edges, and adhered it to my doily. Then I made some flowers, from Pink Lemonade Card Stock using Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose Die-namics and Mini Royal Roses Die-namics and adhered them, as well.

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The sentiment, from  LJD Grand Peaceful Wildflowers, was stamped with Grout Gray Ink on a Sentiment Strips Die-namics cut from Kraft Card Stock and the end slipped under the flowers.


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On the inside I stamped another sentiment from LJD Grand Peaceful Wildflowers.


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And that's it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you, including our August Guest Designer, Donna Wright!

THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C251.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
LJD Grand Peaceful Wildflowers (MFT)
Ink:
Grout Gray Ink, Steel Gray Ink (MFT)
Paper:
Kraft Card Stock, Sno Cone Card Stock, Primitive White Card Stock, Grout Gray Card Stock, Pink Lemonade Card Stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
High Tea Party Doily Die-namics, Sentiment Strips Die-namics, Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics, Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose Die-namics, Mini Royal Roses Die-namics (MFT) 

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