Monday, November 19, 2012

Home Sweet Home

I have a cute shaped card to share with you today.  I used a beautiful stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms - Thomas Kinkade Hometown Pride Vignette.  I stamped it onto K&Company Flora & Fauna Ledger Paper.  I then used other K&Company papers for layering. 

Close-up of stamp

Close-up of  layers

Close-up of the photo corner embellishment

Inside of Card

I also made an envelope for the card.  It is so easy to make envelopes with my Martha Stewart Score Board.

Back of envelope

Materials used in the making of this card:

Recollections Cardstock (parchment)
K&Company (all other paper)
Imaginations Sentiment Stamp (Home is Where Love Is)
Recollections (Crystals)
Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight
Making Memories (Photo Corners)
Cornish Heritage Farms/Thomas Kinkade Hometown Pridge Vignette
Ranger Archival Ink (Coffee)
Ranger Distress Ink (Brushed Corduroy)
Fiskars Fuse (I just love this machine)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Craft-room Challenge - Punches and Die Cuts
Cornish Heritage Farms - Feature Thomas Kinkade Stamps
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Home Sweet Home
Eclectic Ellapu - Layering, Openable, or Interactive
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Crafty Secrets Linky Party

It is that time again.  Crafty Secrets is having their monthly Linky Party.  Crafty Secrets is a wonderful company that offers clear stamps, CD's, stickers, digital stamps and papers, and much much more!  All of their products have a wonderful vintage look and feel to them.  I created a cute little wall hanging for this months challenge.

I created the hanging using a picture from Crafty Secrets Illustrations CD.  I printed out the picture and cut it down to size.  I cut out chipboard the same size and took Ranger Adirondack Lights Acrylic Paint Dapper  in Snowcap to the edges.  I then cut out some matching paper from K&Company for the back. For the back of the hanging I printed out Crafty Secrets Winter Kids 2" x 2" Box & Tag CS-02.  I used decorative edged scissors to cut out the images and inked all edges with Tim Holtz/Ranger Gathered Twig Distress Ink.  I then attached the images to the decorative paper. 

I then glued the paper and chipboard together (paper sandwich).  I used was paper and  a brayer to get a nice flat surface and good glue adhesion.  After letting that dry overnight, I took Inkssentials Glossy Accents to one edge at a time and attached Martha Stewart Crystal Tinsel Glitter (which is on clearance at Michael's).  I used Glossy Accents because it dries faster than Martha Stewart Glitter Glue.  Once the glitter had been applied to all four sides and dried, I used hair spray to seal the glitter (otherwise it gets everywhere).  

I then punched two holes in the top of the hanging.  I had purchased primitive (rusty) twisted wire and jingle bells from Streetcar Junction  (on Ebay) and I thought they would be just right for this project.  I sprayed the wire and bells with hair spray.  You can also use a clear spray sealer or clear spray paint.  I put a bell on one end thead the wire through the holes and then attached the final bell. 
Close-up of main image

Thank you for visiting and have a great Sunday!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cornish Heritage Farms Challenge

Cornish Heritage Farms current challenge is to create a project using a CHF image (digital or rubber stamp) using Autumn/Halloween Colors.  I decided to use a digital image.  I am very, very new to digital stamps so I used the enlarge and print method this time.  I am working up to making a scene with several images.  Books are a wonderful thing.  You can learn almost anything with the right book!
I printed out the image on paper (loved the color) and then die cut the image with Spellbinders Grand Labels One.  I used K&Company's fall plaid for the background paper (also die cut using Grand Labels One).   I added D rings to the paper to attach raffia.  I added Tim Holtz' metal leaf to the bottom.

I attached a leaf from K&Company. 

Close-up of metal leaf from Tim Holtz.

I love the look of this paper.

Thank you for visiting and checking out my cute little scarecrow hanging.  Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Gibson Girl Card

One of my favorite stamp companies is Flonz Craft. They are based in New Zealand and make the most beautiful stamps. Many victorian, gibson girl, and 19th century images plus so much more. You can order from Flonz Craft's site or on Ebay. There shipping time is very fast and the stamps are of great quality. 
Close-up of stitching
I love the brown, beiges, and copper colors in this paper.  There are lovely swirls and french text in script.

I distress the edges of the paper and then inked them with Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

I then added stitching.

Close-up of leaves
Close-up of stamped image

I used paper from Crafty Secrets Typography CD (base paper and second die cut), Recollections Parchment Paper, Core'dinations Cardstock,  image of Gibson Girl from Flonz Craft,  K&Company (leaves), Spellbinders Label Seventeen.

I made this card for the following challenges:
Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend!