69 posts categorized "Collage"

03/22/2020

Sun 22

Rustic Tree Collage, Cottage Meadow 6x6 Pack and the Whittle Giraffe by Jean Okimoto

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Diecut a Rustic Tree Collage background from a Cottage Meadow 6x6 print for the Poppystamps Whittle Giraffe. These great new floral prints make it easier than ever to create quick cards that look very detailed...but they're not!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a little Whittle card designed to make you smile.

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Cut the Cottage Meadow orange floral print with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangle.  Cut the rectangle with the Rustic Tree Collage - save the big center section.

Cut three Whittle Giraffes from yellow cardstock and attach a scrap of black cardstock behind one of them for his nostrils. Add the other two for dimension.  Color it with a Memento Peanut Brittle marker.  

Stamp the greetings - from the Poppystamps Whittle Love Clear Stamps Set - with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair on the light pink dotted print from the Springtime Bouquet Stripes and Dots set.  Quickly emboss the greetings with detail clear powder.  

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Attach the outside greeting with foam dots.  Attach the inside greeting with doublestick tape to keep the card from getting too bulky.

Add Sour Apple Sparkle Glitter Glue to the center of the flowers.

 

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Thanks for visiting!

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03/03/2020

Tue 03

A Collage of Spring Dies
by Michelle Bala

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Michelle here, sharing a collage of spring dies from the newest release.  I haven't picked out a sentiment yet, but I may not add one to this card because it is pretty self explanatory, lol!  To begin, I trimmed the pattern paper from Cottage Meadow, to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 to fit the card base. Next, I die cut all the elements I want to add.

46                                                                                              I used Tulip Oval Collage die to die cut a piece from Twinkle Jewel Glitter Pad. I trimmed the glitter paper to fit over the pattern base. Last, I used Little Bunny Trio and Cherry Blossom Branches dies to cut images from white cardstock. I adhered the glitter die cut paper with foam adhesive and glued the cherry blossom branches and bunnies directly to the glitter cardstock.

47                                                                                             This card was very simple to create and fun at the same time! Hope you'll give it a try.

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01/20/2020

Mon 20

Love- I Can't Get Enough
by Michelle Bala

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Michelle here! Sharing a card for Valentine's Day or if you're feeling love in general {lol}. I totally love any word die and glittery paper!!!  And, I have a little tip to share with you.

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If you're like me, you probably fell for one of those computerized cutting machines. Well, I have a ton of glitter vinyl paper that is useless because I no longer use that machine! If you adhere a piece of the glitter vinyl paper to regular cardstock it cuts perfectly with your word dies!!!!                                        10                                               

I inked up my background with Drifting Hearts Stencil and distress oxide inks in shades dried marigold, ripe persimmon, and picked raspberry.  I splattered some gold and black paint and set aside to dry.  I die cut some flowers using Single Rose Stem craft die and Single Daisy Stem craft die. I used the same distress oxide inks to color the background of the flowers. 

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I embossed the sentiment from the stamp set Big and Little Valentines in gold embossing powder. I trimmed the cardstock and layered all the die cuts and a piece of gold tread onto the stenciled background. I embellished with some clear stickles glitter glue and some pink gems.

I hope you give this a try! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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01/02/2020

Thu 02

All My Love Forever
by Michelle Bala

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Hello !!! Michelle here!  Funny how we go from Christmas and holiday cards, right to Valentine's Day cards!  I made this card for my husband. I love the teal shades paired with black and silver. I used Leafy Heart Craft Die and die cut it two times, once on copic friendly paper the second on black cardstock.  I laid down a layer of  Copic BG11 than added some darker shades of BG15, BG34 and BG18.  I adhered the colored leaf to the black leaf cluster a bit off set. Add some silver stickles glitter glue and set aside to dry.

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I inked up my background panel with tumbled glass, evergreen bough, mermaid lagoon and black soot. I splattered some white and black paint. Set aside to dry. Die cut Love Airy Script Craft Die two times, silver and black cardstock. Adhere off set.  I embossed the sentiment from Big and Little Valentine's Clear Stamp Set using silver embossing powder. 

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I assembled all the elements using foam tape. To finish off I added some silver gems. I love it!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!! What do you think?

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08/08/2019

Thu 08

Just a Little Note with the Rose Bouquet by Jean Okimoto

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Combine leaves and blossoms from the Rose Bouquet Clear Stamps and Die Set with improvised "stems" from the Wave Ribbon Collage.  It's another design featuring the versatile Rose Bouquet stamps and die.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here - with a simple design that works for any occasion.

Cut Wave Ribbon Collage from black cardstock.  Trim the edges to about ⅛" wide.      

Stamp the individual blossoms and leaves from the Rose Bouquet Clear Stamps with Nocturne.   Dry the ink, then diecut the pieces.  Add highlights to the center of the blossoms with Imagine Crafts Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Stix.  Shake it (cap on, top down!) vigorously about 20 times - then press it onto the centers to add a sparkly shimmer.

Stamp the greeting - also from the Rose Bouquet Clear Stamp set - with Nocturne and emboss it with detail clear powder.

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Attach everything to a top-folded A-2 card of pale gray cardstock - use foam dots for the greeting and top center flower.  Attach green gem stickers. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the August 11 AWESOME BLOSSOM(s) class at Impress!  We're making colorful floral cards with our favorite dies, stamps and papers - and several of the newest designs from Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs.  See you!

Thanks for visiting...see  you again next week!

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07/02/2019

Tue 02

Challenge Inspiration - Scribble Roses and the Wave Ribbon Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Wonky offcuts of the Wave Ribbon Collage create a bold background for Scribble Roses on an inspiration card for July's Challenge.  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with my interpretation of stripes for a quick card in shades of girly pink.

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Cut Wave Ribbon Collage from black cardstock - leave everything in the die for easy assembly later.

Cut Scribble Roses Background from three shades of pink cardstock.  Pressure-emboss them with Scribble Roses Outline using the plates and embossing mat required for your machine.  Embossing takes a few extra minutes but adds a layer of dimension and very cool shadows.

If pink isn't your style - shades of yellow, peach, lavender or violet would look great.

Cut Scribble Roses Outline from black cardstock.

Prep white cardstock with the powder tool to eliminate unwanted flecks of embossing powder.  Stamp the strip - from the Bold Christmas Greetings Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with Imagine's Hologram Mboss.  It's a silvery powder with glittery highlights.  Trim it and tear the ends, like washi tape.

Stamp "hugs" from the Big and Little Words Clear Stamp Set on white cardstock with Charming Pink VersaFine Clair.  

Attach everything to a top-folded A-2 card of textured white cardstock - use foam dots for the greeting.  Add clear gem stickers.

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Summer classes at Impress are set - and they begin with BUTTERFLY WISHES on the 4th of July.  Here's a list - looking forward to seeing everyone!

    -    Butterfly Wishes - July 4 and 13

    -    Summer Designs from Birch Press and Poppystamps - July 13

    -    Holiday Preview - July 27

    -    Awesome Blossom(s) - August 11 and September 7

    -    Colors of Christmas - August 17

    -    Simply Asian - September 2 (Labor Day) and 7

    -    Halloween Stash Cards - September 21

    -    Paperstyle 2020:  Calendar or 12 Notecards - September 29

    -    Holiday Greetings:  Simply Asian - October 12

Big thanks to everyone for taking my classes throughout the years - and especially to those who have taken just about every class I've taught in the past 20 (!) years!  Colors, trends and techniques have come and gone - but Dave's style and Memory Box have always inspired me to design and share cards that are unique, technique-y  and special.

Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend!

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11/15/2018

Thu 15

Bold Christmas Greetings and Holly Collage by Jean Okimoto

 

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Watercolor a background for the Holly Collage and add a bright message from the Bold Christmas Greeting Clear Stamp Set.  Add the look of washi tape with a stamped strip from the greeting set too!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a quick card for your busy schedule.

Create a palette of inks by pressing the Fresh Greens Kaleidacolor  inkpad onto a large acrylic block.  Paint a square of watercolor paper with random, overlapping shades of green.  Let the inks mix and mingle for a few minutes - then heat-set them.  

Cut white cardstock with the 3" x 4-¼" Rectangle Basics die.  Cut it with the Leaf Collage.  Cut a 2-¾"  x 4" piece of the watercolored paper and attach it behind the collage.

Stamp the striped strip with VersaFine Smokey Gray and quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim it using the long edge of one of big Rectangle Basics dies.  It'll have nice edges - and it's easier than cutting a skinny strip w/ a paper trimmer.

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Stamp the greeting from the Bold Christmas Greetings Die Set with VersaFine Clair Charming Pink and quickly emboss it.  Cut the words with the coordinating dies from the Bold Christmas Greetings Clear Stamps. Cut an extra set of the greetings and layer it behind the stamped pieces for extra dimension.  I keep many of my die sets on shower curtain hooks for easy access and organization.

Attach the diecuts to an A-6  (4-½" x 6-¼") textured white card.  Add dark pink gem stickers.

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 If you're in the Seattle and like the clean, simple look of Asian designs - join us for another SIMPLY ASIAN - HOLIDAY CARDS class at Impress on November 17th.  Make an easy origami starburst and  tree for your cards - and use the latest Birch Press Design dies and stamps too.  We're loving the new triangles and stamp patterns!

Thanks for visiting - see you again next Wednesday...

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11/08/2018

Thu 08

Thankful Jotted Script and Leaf Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Leaf Collage and Kaleidacolor create a fall backdrop for the new Thankful Jotted Script die set.  It can  be a Thanksgiving card - or a thank you card for a special gift or act of kindness.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with another November Challenge inspiration design.  

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Press the inks from the Tomato Vine Kaleidacolor onto a large acrylic block - keep the colors separated as though the inkpad is in storage.  Use a tissue to remove the strip of brown ink. Spray the inks with two or three light spritzes of water.  

Press watercolor paper onto the diluted inks, then rotate it 90 degrees to pick up more color.  Set it aside to airdry.  I like to use large pieces of watercolor paper so I can rotate it to find the perfect blend of colors for the collage.

Splatter a few drops of water onto the dried watercolor paper.  Let it set for a few seconds, then press it with a double layer of folded papertowel to blot some of the color for a speckled look.  Dry it.  

Clean the acrylic block and press the inks onto it again.  Use a damp paintbrush to splatter some of the Olive Green ink (between the brown and the yellow). 

Cut white cardstock with the 3-½" x 4-¾" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die.  Cut the rectangle with Leaf Collage.  

Trim the watercolor paper slightly smaller than the rectangle.  

Diecut Thankful Jotted Script from white and bronze metallic cardstock.

Attach the diecuts to a white 4-½" x 6-¼" card.  

Add ¼" circles of orange glittered cardstock.

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Memory Box dies and Kaleidacolors are the perfect combination.  Create great backgrounds or blend  colors to create paint custom-colored diecuts.  Color extra pieces of watercolor paper and have them ready for future projects.

Enjoy the long weekend if you have a holiday on Monday.  If you're in Seattle, join us for the MERRY AND QUICK holiday cards class at Impress on Veterans Day.  

Thanks for visiting...

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11/07/2018

Wed 07

Merry Christmas Card
by Isha Gupta

Hello and Welcome! It's Isha and today, I want to share a Christmas card using the new release products. There are so many fun stamps and a gorgeous dies in this release.

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To start, I cut a white mat layer and stamped the background using a teal ink. I then sponged the edges a bit using the same ink.

I stamped the stripe using black ink to use as a side stripe on my card. Now, I die cut two of the triangles and sponged some inks to them. I die cut the twig and colored using gold watercolor. I then die cut the poinsettia twice, colored them using copic markers and stacked them together.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment and die cut it.

Now, I flicked some gold and black splatters to everything and assembled the cluster.

Here is a close up

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Hope you got inspired by this card. Have a wonderful crafty day!

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10/09/2018

Tue 09

New Celebrate Jotted Script and Friendly Ghosts by Jean Okimoto

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Let the lovable Friendly Ghosts peek through the branches of the Sapling Collage on a Halloween card that I hope is more delightful than frightful.  It's hard to imagine these simple white shapes can have so much personality!  One of them even multi-tasks as part of an exclamation mark inside the card.

Cut Sapling Collage from dark orange cardstock - be sure to leave some space around it to cut the outer frame from the Delicate Pine Frame set.  Cut the frame  - leave the diecuts in the die.  Attach ¼" Scor-Tape along the edges of the frame and inner rectangle.  Flip everything over onto a top-folded black A-2 card.  Press the die firmly onto the card to transfer the diecuts, then carefully remove the die.  Nice and easy and perfectly aligned!

Tuck the ghosts under the collage and add green gem stickers.

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Attach Scor-Tape to dark orange cardstock and cut the Celebrate Jotted Script background.  Cut the delicate "celebrate" from black cardstock.  Attach the black diecut to the adhesive-covered background.  Brush iridescent glitter onto the remaining adhesive around the black diecut.  

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Attach the glittered greeting and the littlest Friendly Ghost to the inside of the card.  Create a ghosty exclamation point with the help of the cool Whimsy Cat die - cut the cat  from white cardstock and use one eye offcut for the dot below the little ghost.  (Did I just hear someone say I need to get out more and get a life?)

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Hope you enjoyed this friendly Halloween design and have fun creating with the great new dies and stamps from our Holiday Happenings release!  

Be sure to enter the October Tricks + Tricksters Challenge - share your Halloween or candy-themed projects for big and little kids for a chance to win some great prizes!

Thanks for visiting...Laura has a great project for you tomorrow.  I'll see you again on Thursday, or at Impress on Saturday.  We have two classes coming up - STASH CARDS - FRIGHTFUL AND DELIGHTFUL at 10:30 and COLORS OF CHRISTMAS at 1:30.

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