125 posts categorized "Collage"

08/16/2021

Mon 16

Seas the Day Collage/Mixed Media Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying the summer.  I just got done moving and reorganizing my craft corner.  I had a lot of supplies I had hardly used and wanted to use them again.  A college type scene using mixed media techniques is an easy way to use a lot of different product with your dies.  It is a sea themed collage using the latest Summer Day Dream and Under the Sea release dies and gems.  

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Technique:

I am not going to explain in exact detail on how I created the card.  With mixed media you are just playing with color and textures.  To start a mix media or collage it is easier to pick a color scheme and textures to use through out your design.  For the colors I did stick with traditional ocean colors.  I don't have a complete collection of any inks or paints and just mix and match the different products I have on hand.  The colors I did use  I will reference in distress inks, Speckled Egg, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, and Cracked Pistachio.  I also used silver and bronze.  For texture I used embossing powders, texture pastes, and clear mica flakes.  Play with your products but keep to a color and texture theme and it will all come together in the end.  

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Background:

For the background I used an extra heavy white card stock, ~140lb, and cut it to 7"x31/2".  I started with creating a stencil by die cutting the Jumbled Line Collage from acetate.  I used matte textured paste to stencil in the center of the background.  Let it dry.  I created a stamp from the Ring Stack die by die cutting from fun foam.  This is an easy why to turn any die cut into a stamp that can be used a few times.  I stamped and blue embossed the image randomly around the back ground.  Next I used spray inks to create the background in all colors in my scheme.  2 of the sprays were shimmer sprays.  Let dry.  To darken the background  ink blended Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon in the center of the card.  Let dry.  Then I added some Distress Crackle paint randomly and then sprinkled with Distress Clear Mica Flakes.

Images:

For the images I die cut from the same extra heavy white card stock.  The dies I used are Marina Sailboats, Whale Family, End of My Rope Set, Deep Blue Ocean, and You Anchor Me.  I die cut several of each die and ended up with more then I used.  To color I used various techniques and textures.  Some I embossed with silver.  Some where ink blended with Distress inks and clear heat embossed.  Some where ink blended with Distress inked and applied Distress Crackle paint and sprinkled with Distress Mica Flakes.  Others were sprayed with ink and covered in the Distress Crackle paint.    To add silver to the ink blended die cuts I used a Gelato stick and blended with my fingers.

Assembly:

For placement I kept the images you would find at the top of the water closer to the top of the background and the images under the water closer to the bottom.  Some are only half adhered so I can place items behind them and in front of others to create layers.  Next add some Clear Fairy Drops for bubbles.  I framed the background on a dark blue paper and adhere to the top section of the 5"x7" white card.  For the Sentiment I used the Seas the Day stamp from Deep Blue Ocean stamp and die set with deep blue dye ink on strip of white card stock.  Then backed with the a strip of the same deep blue paper.  Adhered on the bottom left hand side of the card.

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08/11/2021

Wed 11

Light Up Castle Card
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a castle light up card. I used the newest Collage Dies: 

  • Fantasy Castle Collage Die
  • Imperial Castle Collage Die
  • Stone Keep Castle Collage Die


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I die cut the castles using cardstock from 6x6 Paper Packs in shades Vibrant Violet, Lush Green, and Fresh Aqua.

I trimmed off the outer frames and just kept the Fantasy Castle and Imperial Castle. The Stone Keep Castle was left intact.

Layer them as shown and secure them with removable tape. Turn the layers over and place a piece of vellum paper over the back panel. 

Place the light mechanism ( I used an EZ- Light) on an area that can hide the battery pack. Place the lights in a few windows. Secure with clear tape.

Be sure to hide the wires and secure the wires down with tape.  

 

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Turn the panels over and make sure the lights are placed correctly and works properly when pressed. If placement is good, than adhere all layers together.
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Then flip the panels over to the back side again and place thick double sided foam tape on the back panel ( vellum side). 

Do not place foam tape over battery pack or lights.  You can place it over the wires. Adhere the panel to the card base (4 2/4 x 5 1/2 )
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Next I die cut the frame using Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out Die. Adhere the frame to the card base.  I printed out the words 'Press Here' than used the smallest die from the Shining Star Set Dies and cut it out. I used the stamp set, Majestic Achievements, stamped, colored and die cut the sentiments.

I adhered the rest of the embellishments.

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Thanks for stopping by for a peek! Hope you give this a try!

Michellesignature (1)

 

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08/08/2021

Sun 08

Floral Chain on a Plaid Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Surprise someone you haven't seen recently with a Floral Chain friendship card.  The Jumbled Line Collage creates a crisp Spring Plaid Slim background for the soft lavender blossoms.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a simple slimline that's easy to create in a variety of colors and plaids from our latest collections.

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Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  

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Here's a tip that's mildly obsessive - but it's an easy way to cut straight borders and avoid wonky collage cutouts.  Use a scoreboard's straight edges to align cardstock and dies that require even spacing and straight lines.  Add a straight-edged acrylic or wood block as a spacer and place the die up against the spacer - then tape the die to the cardstock.

(My scoreboard has barely-visible gray-on-gray measurements lightly debossed along the left and top edges.  I've attached 12" of ruler-print washi tape for a measuring guide  when I'm scoring cardstock.)

Prep the Jumbled Line Collage by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the little strips.  Cut the rectangle with the collage die.  Attach a strip of the Spring Plaid Slim print behind the collage.  The delicate gold lines add a nice bright accent.  Attach the collage and plaid print to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝").

Cut Floral Chain from a pale lavender 6x6 from the Vibrant Violet Pack.  Punch or cut a ⅜" circle stencil from scrap paper.  Daub Pearlescent Purple Brilliance ink through the stencil.  Heat-set the ink.

Stamp the greeting - from the Signature Greetings Clear Stamp and Die Set - on white cardstock with Purple Delight VersaFine Clair.  Heat-set the ink.  Diecut the greeting.  Diecut a scrap of slightly darker lavender from the Vibrant Violet set.  Attach it - offset as a shadow - behind the stamped greeting.  

Attach the Floral Chain with foamtape.  Attach the greeting.

Color 5 Clear Jewels with a violet marker, dry the ink, then attach them to the card.

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Hope these ideas and techniques inspire you to create and send a caring card to someone this weekend.

See you again on Thursday...

Jeansignature-3

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07/29/2021

Thu 29

Quick-Stick Glitter Trick by Jean Okimoto

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Adding glitter to a watercolored background and attaching detailed diecuts can take a few minutes. Here's an easy way to do both - at one time!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a simple thank you from our Summer Daydreams release.

Cut watercolor paper with the 3rd-largest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Brush or sponge it with loose, overlapping layers of ink.  Blend some areas with splotchy, watery brushstrokes.  Distresss Oxide colors used here are squeezed lemonade, peacock feathers, twisted citron and cracked pistachio.  Set it aside to dry.

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Score white cardstock at 3-¼" and 6-¾".  Trim the cardstock to 8-½" x 7-½" - it's ¾" beyond the 6-¾" scoreline.  The 3-¼" panel folds inside to conceal the ink-blended cardstock.  The ¾" tab will be attached behind the back panel

Prep the Twiggy Thank You and Eucalyptus Collage dies by rubbing them briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the delicate pieces.  Cut the 3-½" center panel with both dies - keep them fairly close together to leave space on the short ends.  Save the skinny inside triangle for the "A" - and the oval inside the "0."

Attach Scor-Tape to the inked side of the watercolor paper - save the tape liner.  Attach the saved triangle for the A and and the oval for the O.  Place the cardstock - sticky-side down - on a nonstick surface.  Carefully attach the adhesive-covered piece behind the diecuts.  Attach the centers for the letters A and O.  Press it with the saved liner to secure the diecuts.  Brush ultrafine iridescent glitter over the remaining exposed adhesive.  Impress' Sparkle Glitter is perfect for this.

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Fold and attach the 3-¼" panel to the inside. Cut a 3-½" x 8-½" piece of white cardstock and attach it to the ¾" tab for the back of the card. Attach turquoise jewels from the Bright Jewels set.  Sounds complicated, but it's really easy and it's a process that works with all of collage dies.

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

Jeansignature-3

 

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07/25/2021

Sun 25

Slimline Trio of Castle Collages by Jean Okimoto

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Send birthday wishes with a layered slimline tri-fold of castle collages from the Summer Daydreams Collection.  The collages are usually layered from small-to-large for a 3-D effect - they're stacked out of sequence here for a different look.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here -  hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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Score 8-½" x 10-½" light gray cardstock at 3-½" and 7".  Diecut Fantasy Castle Collage from the front of the first panel.  Diecut Stone Keep Castle Collage from the backside of the second panel.

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Cut three of the moat border from the Fantasy Castle Collage.  Attach one to the front of the Fantasy Castle Collage - and another one behind the Fantasy Castle Collage for added support.  The backside of the Fantasy Castle Collage panel is shown above.  Trim the 3rd moat border and attach it to the front of the Stone Keep Castle Collage for added interest.  

Cut the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the 4-⅛" tall Nested Globes die.  Brush or sponge it with overlapping layers of Distress Oxides.  Colors used here are squeezed lemonade, abandoned coral, kitsch flamingo and peacock feathers.  Spray it with a light layer of Imagine's Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz. Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it. 

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Cut Imperial Castle Collage from light gray cardstock and trim the bottom and sides.  Attach it to the globe diecut.  

Stamp the greetings from the Majestic Achievements Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the pink 6x6 sheet from the Berry Red Pack with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Cut them with the coordinating dies.  Attach the birthday banner with foamtape.  

Color 5 Clear Jewels with pink and orange Sharpie or Copic Markers and attach them to the card.

MemoryBoxFantasyCastleCollage, MemoryBoxStoneKeepCastleCollage, MemoryBoxImperialCastleCollage, MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxWatercolorPaper, MemoryBoxMajestiucAchievementsClearStampAndDieSet, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6Pack, MemoryBoxClearJewels, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxCoDiecuts, CastleCards, CastleDiecuts, SlimlineCards, TriFoldCards, TriFoldSlimlineCards, JeanOkimoto, VersaFineClair, NestedDies, Papercrafting, Cardmaking, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

We're celebrating a very special birthday here in Seattle this weekend...Impress is 34 years young!  The celebration includes a great 20% discount on regular-priced items (excluding class kits and gift certificates).  The sales ends tonight - July 25th - the promo code for online shopping is "happy34."  It's a great time to get the Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Designs items on your wishlist!

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday...

Jeansignature-3

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07/22/2021

Thu 22

Sand(paper) Sandcastles by the Sea by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxFantasyCastleCollage, MemoryBoxStoneKeepCastleCollage, MemoryBoxGracefulOceanBirds, MemoryBoxRectangleBasicsSet, MemoryBoxFreshAqua6x6Pack, MemoryBoxEarthNeutral6x6Pack, MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxFairyDrops, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxCoDiecuts, CastleCards, BirdDiecuts, CastleDiecuts, GlitteredDiecuts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Build sandpaper sandcastles by the sea with the new Fantasy and Stone Keep Castle Collages. Trim the bottom edges and take them from collage designs to freestanding diecuts on beachy summer cards.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here combining the Under the Sea and Summer Daydreams Collections - and transforming castles from royal residences to sandy architecture.

MemoryBoxFantasyCastleCollage, MemoryBoxStoneKeepCastleCollage, MemoryBoxGracefulOceanBirds, MemoryBoxRectangleBasicsSet, MemoryBoxFreshAqua6x6Pack, MemoryBoxEarthNeutral6x6Pack, MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxFairyDrops, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxCoDiecuts, CastleCards, BirdDiecuts, CastleDiecuts, GlitteredDiecuts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Prep the Fantasy and Stone Keep Castle Collage dies by rubbing them briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the tiny pieces.  If your sandpaper starts to curl, attach it to adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to stabilize it.  Diecut 100- and 150-grit sandpaper for a slight variation in color and texture.  No mass-produced sandcastles here!  Trim the bottoms.

Paint watercolor paper with diluted refill inks in blues, teals and greens.  Air-dry it,  then spritz it with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz. Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  Cut it with the 3" x 4.1" Nested Globes die.

Cut Graceful Ocean Birds from the pale blue-white Delicate Pastels 6x6 Glitter sheet.  Save the 3rd bird for another project.  Cut the birds again from a dark gray 6x6 in Earth Neutral Collection.  Trim the glittered legs and tip of the beak. Layer the glittered diecuts over the black diecuts - slightly offset for a shadowed look.

Cut the teal 6x6 from the Fresh Aqua Collection with the 4-¼" x 5-½" die.  Attach it to a side-folded white A2 card.  Attach the diecuts - use foamtape for the standing bird. Add the medium-sized Fairy Drops

MemoryBoxFantasyCastleCollage, MemoryBoxStoneKeepCastleCollage, MemoryBoxGracefulOceanBirds, MemoryBoxRectangleBasicsSet, MemoryBoxFreshAqua6x6Pack, MemoryBoxEarthNeutral6x6Pack, MemoryBoxNestedGlobes, MemoryBoxDelicatePastelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxFairyDrops, JeanOkimoto, MemoryBoxCo, MemoryBoxCoDiecuts, CastleCards, BirdDiecuts, CastleDiecuts, GlitteredDiecuts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Thanks for visiting...see you on Sunday!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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06/15/2021

Tue 15

Fish You Were Here
by Michelle Bala

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Hi there! Michelle here, sharing a fun underwater scene! Here is a list of the Memory Box supplies I used:

Kelp Collage Craft Die

School of Fish Craft Die

Clear Jewels

Earth Neutral 6x6 Pack

Fresh Aqua 6x6 Pack

Poppy Stamps Whittle Sealife Sentiments Clear Stamps

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I trimmed a piece of black paper from the Neutral 6x6 pack and adhered it to my card base, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

I trimmed a piece of aqua paper from the Fresh  Aqua 6x6 pack the same as the card base.

I secured the Kelp Collage Die to the center and die cut the collage panel. I added some distress oxide ink to the kelp and sea grass.

Adhere the die cut panel to the card base with foam adhesive.

I die cut the School of Fish and colored them with distress oxide inks.

I adhered them to the card base and added some clear jewels to look like bubbles.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment, trimmed, and adhered it to the card base.

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Thanks for peeking!

Michellesignature (1)

 

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06/13/2021

Sun 13

Sea Creatures Collage Trifold by Jean Okimoto

  MemoryBoxKelpCollage, MemoryBoxBubbleCoralCollage, MemoryBoxSeaCreatures, MemoryBoxCoralAndKelpRibbon, MemoryBoxTwinklingJewelGlitterPad, JeanOkimoto, HandmadeCards, DiecutCards, OceanDiecuts, FishDiecuts, NauticalDiecuts, SlimlineCards, ShortSlimlineCards, TrifoldCards, DistressOxides, InkBlending, ImagineCraftsSheerShimmerSpritz, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Layered collage diecuts create an Under the Sea scene for three Sea Creatures on a short slimline trifold card.  There's just enough space for the beachy trio - and some glittery background accents.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an any-occasion summer design - or even a Father's Day card for the Dad who loves the sea.

Cut aqua cardstock to 6-¼ x 10-½".  Score it at at 3-½" and 7" - but don't fold it yet.  Cut Kelp Collage from the first panel on the left.  Cut Bubble Coral Collage from the backside of the center panel. Fold and crease the card to create a trifold.

MemoryBoxKelpCollage, MemoryBoxBubbleCoralCollage, MemoryBoxSeaCreatures, MemoryBoxCoralAndKelpRibbon, MemoryBoxTwinklingJewelGlitterPad, JeanOkimoto, HandmadeCards, DiecutCards, OceanDiecuts, FishDiecuts, NauticalDiecuts, SlimlineCards, ShortSlimlineCards, TrifoldCards, DistressOxides, InkBlending, ImagineCraftsSheerShimmerSpritz, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Blend Distress Oxides on smooth white cardstock - peacock feathers, cracked pistachio, wilted Violet and shaded lilac were used here.  Dry the inks.  Spritz the cardstock with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes, then heat-set all of the inks.  Cut an assortment of Sea Creatures - we're just using three here.  Save the others for future projects - you never know when you'll need a purple dolphin or teal stingray!

Cut an extra set of Sea Creatures from the cardstock used for the card.  Attach the inky turtle to the first panel, then align and attach the uninked turtle to the backside of the collage for extra support  and a neater look.  Attach the inky shark to the backside of the center panel (the front of the collage) and attach the uninked piece to the backside of the collage.  The "thinking" part (back, front, etc.) of the card is done...the rest is easy!

Attach the uninked fish to the remaining inked diecut for dimension, then attach it to the third panel.  

Cut the kelp from the Kelp Collage from the chartreuse Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad sheet.  Cut the short coral from the Coral and Kelp Ribbon from the violet glitter pad sheet.  Attach them to the third panel.  Add a greeting or note to the backside of the third panel so it doesn't appear in the collage.

MemoryBoxKelpCollage, MemoryBoxBubbleCoralCollage, MemoryBoxSeaCreatures, MemoryBoxCoralAndKelpRibbon, MemoryBoxTwinklingJewelGlitterPad, JeanOkimoto, HandmadeCards, DiecutCards, OceanDiecuts, FishDiecuts, NauticalDiecuts, SlimlineCards, ShortSlimlineCards, TrifoldCards, DistressOxides, InkBlending, ImagineCraftsSheerShimmerSpritz, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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06/03/2021

Thu 03

Offcut Backgrounds for the Whale Family by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxEndOfMyRopeSet, MemoryBoxWhaleFamily, MemoryBoxDeepwaterCollage, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxStormyBlue6x6, MemoryBoxFairyDrops, MemoryBoxBrightJewels, PoppystampsWordBalloons, PoppystampsWhittleWildAnimalSentimentsStamps, JeanOkimoto, WhaleCards, BeachCards, OceanCards, OceanDiecuts, HandmadeCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Create an underwater scene for the Whale Family with two offcuts from dies in the Under the Sea Collection.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to build a wonky, abstract background from offcuts.  The Word Balloon and greeting are from the new Poppystamps Whittle Wonders Collection.  I buy Poppystamps designs to make card kits for Impress here in Seattle  and Stamps and Memories in Hawaii.  Memory Box and Poppystamps products are a great combination!

Cut the large frame from  the End of My Rose Set from dark purple sheet in the 6x6 Twilight Purple Collection. Save the rope-textured frame for another project - we'll use the big curve-y offcut here.

Blend turquoise, green, blue and purple inks on heavy white cardstock. Spritz it lightly with water and heat-set the inks.  Cut it with Deepwater Collage.  Save the outer collage diecut for another project - we're using the curve-y interior offcut again.  

Score and fold a side-folded lavender A2 card.  Use a corner rounder to trim the top left and bottom right corners to match the shape of the purple offcut - two rounded corners and two pointy corners.

Cut Whale Family from the blue-gray 6x6 sheet in the Stormy Collection.  Use scrap paper to mask the top portions of the whales and ink the textured bottom sections and the tail edges with Memento Luxe Wedding Dress.  Heat-set the ink.

Cut the Word Balloon from a scrap of the card's cardstock.  Stamp the greeting with Teal Zeal Memento.

Assemble the card - use foamtape for the whales.  Add jewel stickers from the multi-colored Bright Jewels and clear Fairy Drops.  If you're mailing the card, protect the card front with a layer of scrap cardstock.  Special handling and additional postage may be required for this card.   

MemoryBoxEndOfMyRopeSet, MemoryBoxWhaleFamily, MemoryBoxDeepwaterCollage, MemoryBoxTwilightPurple6x6, MemoryBoxStormyBlue6x6, MemoryBoxFairyDrops, MemoryBoxBrightJewels, PoppystampsWordBalloons, PoppystampsWhittleWildAnimalSentimentsStamps, JeanOkimoto, WhaleCards, BeachCards, OceanCards, OceanDiecuts, HandmadeCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, StampsAndMemoriesHawaii

Enjoy and appreciate the versatility of your dies - there are so many ways to use them!  

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Sunday!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

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05/13/2021

Thu 13

Grand Scallop Shell and Graceful Ocean Birds by Jean Okimoto

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Opposites attract in a pastel beach scene here. The bold Grand Scallop Shell, delicate Graceful Ocean Birds, matte cardstock from our 6x6 Collections, and sparkly Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad accent strips, soft colors and  bright birds create a medley of contrasts.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another Under the Sea Collection design for you.  Not sure if a scallop shell and these flamingo-wannabe birds belong together - but here they are!

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Cut pastel-painted watercolor paper with the solid Grand Scallop Shell.  I've used a stash scrap colored with diluted Kaleidacolor ink refills. Pressure-emboss the shell with the detailed Grand Scallop Shell die - use the rubber embossing mat and other plate(s) required for your machine.  Leave the shell in the die.  Use the die as a stencil and sponge VersaMark onto the open areas of the shell.  Remove the die and heat-emboss the shell with Imagine's Iridescent Mboss Powder.  Clean the die with a damp washcloth.

Cut the blue sheet - from the 6x6 Fresh Aqua Collection - with the detailed scallop die.  Attach the diecut to the embossed shell.  

Cut white cardstock with the 3" x 8" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

Cut the pale aqua 6x6 Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad sheet with Vertical Line Collage.  Attach the 5 offcut strips to the rectangle.

Cut Graceful Ocean Birds from the pink-coral 6x6 Berry Red Collection sheet.  Mask the adjacent areas with a Post-It Note and color the beaks and legs with a marker.  The pale gray Zebra Mildliner over the pink-coral cardstock created a dark taupe/brown.

Attach the diecuts to the rectangle - use foamtape for the top of the shell.  Attach the rectangle - at an angle -  to a white slimline card (3-⅝ x 8-⅝").  Add jewels from the Open Studio Pastel Jewels - I used the color in the first column.

 

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

Jeansignature-3

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