72 posts categorized "Collage"

06/02/2020

Tue 02

Best Wishes
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. I have been having a lot of fun coloring the new stamp set, Peony Garden Corner Stamp, from the Garden Party Release!
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The supplies I used are in the picture above. 
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I stamped the flowers, leaves and butterfly with black ink and colored them with Copic Markers.

Shades used: petals: R20, R22, R85, R89; leaves: YG17, YG67, BG78; butterfly: Y18, Y35, YR24.  I used the coordinating dies to cut the flowers, leaves and butterfly.

I added some shimmer to the colored images with Fairy Sugar in coordinating shades, lemon drop, sour apple sparkle and strawberry ice.
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I colored up a piece of cardstock with R20, R22, and R85. Than I used the Best Wishes Banner Script die to cut the phrase.  I die cut the phrase a second time from black cardstock and adhered them together. I added shimmer to the phrase. I die cut the Bubble Circles Die from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad.

I adhered the pretty layers and added some gems than trimmed the corners with a rounded corner punch.

Thanks for taking a peek!!! Hope your having a great day!

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05/21/2020

Thu 21

Birthday Hugs
by Michelle Bala

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Hello crafters! Michelle here, sharing a birthday card I created using some of the newest dies from the 2020 Garden Party Release.  The Tall Birthday Candles are amazing and so much fun to play with! Think of the possibilities...mixing colors and pattern papers! For my candles, I used the Delicate Pastel Glitter Paper Pad and inked up some cardstock with distress oxide inks. I used shades squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry, cracked pistachio and dried marigold.  

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These are the supplies used. All links will be at the bottom of the post.

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I inked up my background card base with squeezed lemonade distress oxide ink than added some white paint splatters.  I die cut the Clementine Border two times and adhered them to the card base.  Next, I die cut Birthday Cursive Script Die three times and adhered them together, layered. Die cutting the birthday sentiment once is sufficient, but I used a cardstock that was not too sturdy so I chose to layer it a few times.  I embossed the 'hugs' sentiment from the stamp set Sunflower Wreath Clear Stamp. 
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The final step was assembling the card. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy your weekend!!!

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04/28/2020

Tue 28

Love
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a mixed media type of card for you.  I used washi tape to create the flowers and the leaves for the card and a piece of patterned paper for the vase. So let's begin.

The first thing I did was to adhere a piece of the Rose Bouquet wide washi tape to white cardstock. Next I picked the flowers and the leaves I wanted to use and cut them out.

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Next I chose a piece of patterned paper that I wanted to use for the vase and die cut it from the rectangle die set.  

I used a piece of the new watercolor paper for my background and laid out my design. 

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I made a light pencil line for my table and proceded to watercolor the background.  I wanted a very fluid look for the watercolor so I watered down my paint. 

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Once I was happy with the background I used matt medium to glue down my vase, leaves and flowers.

I used copic markers to add some shading to the flowers and leaves.  Next I used a fine black marker to outline the leaves and flowers to define them. Then I used a white marker to add a higlight to the vase.  

Next I used a stencil and sponged Tumbled Glass Distress ink to add some interest to the table and the background. I used a light touch for this.  I only wanted a hint of color.

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The next thing I did was spatter the background with several colors of paint and some gold ink. I might of got a little carried away with the spatters.

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To finish the card I die cut the word Love from gold metallic cardstock and glued that to my card front.  I used foam tape to adhere this to a white cardbase.

I hope you enjoyed this card today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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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.

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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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