Thursday, October 23, 2008

October Make and Take

Lynn is teaching Crafty Capers' October Make and Take and here is what you will be doing (if you are registered). It is a free class but you must preregister. It will be held Friday (tomorrow) at 6:30 pm, Saturday 10:30 am and at 1:00 on Saturday.
She used a Stampendous Penguin for the main image, Nestabilities, a Cuttlebug die and, of course, Stickles Glitter glue.
If you would like to take the class please make sure you preregister!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

This one is for Lorri!

I have a die hard friend/fan, Lorri who takes the time to comment on my cards so this one is for you!
I've been receiving LOTS of Dreamweaver stencils lately and they sent instructions for a new technique - Ink Transfer.
It's kind of hard to explain but I'll do my best and one warning, this technique takes practice. Thanks to Kathy for helping me practice!
You can do this in a spray box (to protect the dining room carpet) if you wish. I sprayed my glossy cardstock with Gold Memory Mist. This will be your image color. Remove paper and allow to dry. Place stencil inside your spray box and spray with Cherry Smoothie and Merlot Memory Mist. You want the stencil quite wet. Remove stencil from the box and place ink side up on a paper towel. Place pre-sprayed glossy cardstock onto inky side of the stencil and lightly brayer. Peel the cardstock off the stencil and you should have an image of the stencil! Too much ink or too little and you get mixed results!
I then cut out the orchid using my oval (large) Nestability and cut a coordinating scallop. I scored a frame around my card with my Scor-it and stamped the saying with Ranger ink. Finally, mounted my orchid onto the card.
As usual, all supplies are available from Crafty Capers.
Dreamweaver Orchid Stencil
Memory Mist sprays - Cherry Smoothie, gold and Merlot
Stamp - Inkadinkado
Ink - Ranger Adirondack Lights Pink Sherbert
Paper - glossy and scraps of Bazzil
Other - Scor-it board and Oval Nestabilities

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

All for me!

I love this card and especially the Stampendous Fluffles stamp. One for all and All the rest for me - so my motto! :)
I stamped this stamp with Espresso Ranger dye ink and colored it with Laurentian and Primsma pencil crayons. I matted the the stamp with a scrap of Bazzill cardstock. I drew the spider web with Designer's Dries clear wet glue and covered it with Gun Metal Glitter Ritz. I drew a spider coming down from the web using my new Ranger Inkessentails white gel pen! I really love it. It shows up very well on dark cardstock! I finished the card with white gel pen dots along the left side of the card. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Final World Card day card

Sue Stone taught this final card at Crafty Caper's World Card day. The angel image is by Stampendous, the swirly snow is by Inkadinkado and the saying is by Stampendous. The saying and snow swirl were stamped in Crafty Caper's Silver Dollar embossing powder. The angel was stamped on vellum and embossed with Ranger's Seafoam White. The angel was colored with Shimmerz paints. The faux brads are Stampendous' Geoshapes stickers. Enjoy!

Another World Card day card

Isn't this card cute? Kathy Sullivan made this one for World Card day. It is a shaker card using a CD envelope. How easy is that and fiddling with double sided tape. Simply stamp an image, in this case a snowman from Inkadinkado and color it on a piece of cardstock. Then slide the image into the CD envelope. Stamp the outside of the envelope if desired and put tiny beads inside the envelope. Attach the envelope to your main cardstock and Voila! 1 finished card. Kathy actually added some tiny silver snowflakes in with the beads to add some extra "jazz". All supplies available from Crafty Capers.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Lynn's card World Card Day

Lynn whipped up this beautiful card using a new Perfectly Clear Stampendous (Winter Trees) set. She did have to resort to using Art Impressions clouds since the Stampendous set did not have anything like that. She stamped the set with black Memories dye ink and colored it with pencil crayons then used various Stickles glitter glue colors to add the finishing touches. She used snowflakes from the new Penny Black clear set called Crystaline and stamped them with Versamagic Cloud White. The blue cardstock is by Bazzill and probably the striped paper is Fancy Pants. Another neat thing about this card is that is has a different fold. The front panel is actually smaller than the back. The long striped piece is actually on the inside of the card and the deer part of the card is only attached to the front blue cardstock. Hope you are enjoying the World Card day cards.

Leslie's Card World Card Day

We've been so busy at the store I had a heck of a time finding the time to get the World Card day cards scanned. Anyway, now it's done!
This card was done by Leslie Graham. She is Crafty Capers resident "Punch Girl" and can do amazing things with punches. This card used 3 punches plus the scalloped oval Nestabilities. First off Leslie used a Punch Bunch mitten punch and punched the white card. She applied Be Creative tape to the back of the cardstock covering the punched out hole. She then applied Glitter Ritz glitter to the tape. She used Fiskar's Threading water border punch (scalloped with holes) at the top of the white cardstock and Marvy's Southwest notch punch on the corners of the patterned paper (if memory serves me right it is Fancy Pants paper). The let it snow is by Art Impressions (clear penguin set). Ribbon by Crafty Capers.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

World Card Day Lolly's card

I've had a request to post the cards the store did for World Card day on Saturday.

This is Lolly's card. It was done with the "sledding" Cuttlebug folder on blue cardstock. The snowflake punch is by Punch Bunch. I think the rest is pretty self explanitory. This card is very easy to make but looks impressive. A perfect card to mass produce for your Christmas cards. All supplies are available at Crafty Capers. Thanks Lolly for letting me post this!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Back to the beach

This card was actually a Make and Take held in May??? Can't remember exactly when now. This was done with a Dreamweaver metal stencil and glitter on double sided tape sheets. I believe I used Peel N Stick for this card but now like Dreamweavers Double Sided Adhesive better because it is not as sticky. So I cut a square of adhesive about the size of the stencil. Be careful if you stencil is smaller than your adhesive because you can get colored glitter on exposed adhesive and that might not be the look you are going for. Using soap (bar) made of 100% vegetable oil rub the back of your stencil. This will make your stencil less likely to stick to the adhesive. If you have any soap bits in the bridgework (spaces) of your stencil brush them out they will stop the glitter from making contact with the adhesive. Peel off one side of the adhesive and stick to your matting cardstock. Peel off the other side of the protective backing for your adhesive. Lay your stencil down on the adhesive. LIGHTLY press the stencil down so it has contact with the adhesive. Pour your colored glitter (you need to use Ultra fine, good quality glitter, no Dollar Store stuff) onto your stencil it needs to fill all the holes in your stencil. Press the glitter down to ensure good contact with the adhesive. With a soft paintbrush or blush brush wipe away extra glitter and return it to the container. Turn your cardstock and stencil upside down and remove the stencil (hopefully if you have put enough soap it will fall off). Pour a clear or light colored glitter over the entire piece and press down this will fill in all the spaces on the adhesive that the colored adhesive did not cover. Mat as desired. In my sample I finished off the card with a clear Hero Arts saying.
Don't forget World Card Day Tomorrow at the store! It will be lots of fun!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Seasonally appropriate!

I've been making quite a few Christmas cards lately because most of the new stamps coming into the store have been that theme. I thought I should probably wake up to reality and 1. admit it is no longer summer (although I did wear my capris to work yesterday!) 2. admit fall is here!
Here is another card I did with one of Magenta's new fall cling format sets. These stamps are in the same set the pumpkin is in that I used on a card a few weeks ago.
First off I stamped the 3 images, they are all separate stamps but nest together) with Versafine Onyx black ink and let dry. Then I colored the images with my Tombow (waterbased) markers and blended. I also used a warm grey (n79) and edged around the images and blended to warm up the background. I mounted onto a scrap of Bazzill cardstock I got out a bigger piece of Bazzill cardstock and stamped a wheat stamp, also from Magenta, using Rangers Adirondack Latte and Terra Cotta on the background. I mounted the mushroom images onto this piece in the lower right corner. I thought the top needed something so put a Magenta Peel Off's border in copper at the top. I mounted onto my main card and finished it off with a border of Cinnamon Stickles. I quite like how this turned out.
Just a reminder that this Saturday Oct 4 is World Card Day and Crafty Capers is celebrating by having 1 card classes all day for $3 each. All tuition will go to a Nanaimo Food Bank. Hope to see you there!