33 posts categorized "Michelle Bala"

06/24/2020

Wed 24

Border Die Background
by Michelle Bala

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Michelle here, sharing a card I created for my husband.  I wanted to create a lace pattern for the background. 
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I used the Clementine Border Die and two pieces of cardstock. The cardstock can be any color/ colors you choose. I made 4 die cuts, 2 from teal paper and two from gray paper. 
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I adhered the 2 teal die cuts directly to the center of the card base.  For each corner I adhered a piece at a time.  Cut the gray die cut paper in half and add glue to back of the die. You will have the extra hang over. Turn your card over and trim the excess from the back.
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This is what the background pattern will look like. It resembles a delicate lace pattern. This will look so pretty in a white pattern on kraft paper.
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Next, I die cut Love Airy Script sentiment from Twinkling Jewel Glitter Paper. I used one of the stamp sentiments from a Poppy Stamps Set, Friendship and Kindness.  I cut the stamp so I can piece the words in different positions. I embossed the words with white embossing powder.
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I positioned the words and adhered them with foam tape. Before adhering the words I added some silver thread. 

Thanks for taking a peek!!

Have a great day!

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06/18/2020

Thu 18

Coloring Embossed Patterns
by Michelle Bala

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Happy Friday!!! Michelle here. I really love the newest embossing folder, Gracious Leaves 3D. It is so pretty when brought to life with color. You can color the leaves and berries to coordinate with every season.

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This is what the panel looks like before I colored the background and added embellishments. I used Copic Markers in just afew shades. For the berries I used RV00, RV52 and W2. For the leaves I used YG21, G20, G21, G24, and W2. For the background I used BG10 and BG11.

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After the coloring was complete, I added a few paint splatters with white and gold paint. Than I added some shimmer with Fairy Sugar in shades Berry Mist for the berries and Mint Frost for the leaves.

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I embossed the sentiment and butterfly from the stamp set Peony Garden Corner Clear Stamp, onto vellum paper.  For a finishing touch I added two gem stones.
I hope you give this a try!!!

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06/09/2020

Tue 09

Best Wishes
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. I needed a wedding card for a couple who was supposed to have a traditional wedding ceremony but due to circumstances, they were wed privately. 

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The picture above are the supplies I used. 

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I die cut the gray panel using Diagonal Stripe Collage than splattered some white and gold paint. After the paint dried, I adhered it to the card base. Next, I die cut the Dahlia Circle Frame and colored the flower insert with a marker and colored pencils. Die cut the sentiment twice, once from glitter paper pad and a second time from coordinating cardstock. After I assembled the card I scattered some gems.

Thanks for stopping by! 

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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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05/26/2020

Tue 26

Celebrate with Embossed Flowers
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. Today I wanted to make a slim line card using the newest stamp set, Peony Garden Corner clear stamp. I trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock slightly smaller than 3 1/2 x 8 1/2. I inked it up with tattered rose, worn lipstick and picked raspberry distress oxide inks.  Allow to inks to set/dry. I dusted the inked panel with some anti static powder than embossed the flowers with gold embossing powder.
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These are the supplies I used, Peony Garden Corner Border stamp set and Celebrate Cursive Script Word Die and strawberry ice glitter glue. 
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Adhere the panel to the card base measuring 3 1/2 by 8 1/2. I added some white and gold paint splatters to the panel.  All to dry. 
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Using a piece of the same cardstock, I inked it up with worn lipstick and picked raspberry inks. Die cut the sentiment Celebrate. Die cut the word a few more from white cardstock and adhere them stacked together. Adhere the sentiment to the embossed panel and add a layer of  strawberry ice glitter glue. I embossed the sentiment onto gray cardstock than adhered that under the die cut word with foam tape. Lastly, I added some scattered sequins.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!

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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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05/12/2020

Tue 12

A Glittery Thanks
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a very glittery Thank You card! I used the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad, Seaside Thanks Die, and Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out Die.
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I used the rectangle dies to cut 4 pieces of glitter paper and than alternated the colors when adhering to the card base, leaving out the center panel of the die cut. You can use these for another project. It is easier to lay the rectangles inside each other than flip over and secure it with foam tape from behind.
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Trim a piece of black cardstock and lay diagonal from edge to edge across the glitter paper. Adhere with liquid glue. I die cut the word Thanks twice and adhered one in the center and the other I used for either end.

That's all for me today! Thanks for stopping by!

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05/09/2020

Sat 09

A Bouquet for Mom
by Michelle Bala

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Michelle here! Happy to be sharing the Mother's Day card I created for my mom!!  But first, Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful moms!!! 
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I started by stamping a piece of Copic friendly paper repeatedly with the Birthday Rose Corner stamp. I pretty much covered the paper. At this point I wasn't sure what size card I was going for, so I colored up most of the flowers. I'll have enough left over for another card.

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When I color large spaces I stick with one color group at a time. For the magenta color flowers I used Copic shades RV63, RV66, RV69, RV99. For the blue flowers I used B21, B63, B66. For the berries I used shades E70, RV93, RV95.

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The yellow roses I used Y11, Y13, Y21, Y17. The peach roses I used R01, E93, R22. For the pointed leaves I used YG23, YG17, BG99. For the rounded leaves I used YG91, G43, G46.

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I decided to trim up a piece of the colored florals to 3 1/4 x 8 1/4. I colored the background with BG10. Than I added some splatters with gold and white paint. I trimmed a piece of black cardstock to fit the card base of 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 and adhered the floral background.

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I used Vintage Varsity Alphabet Dies and Twinkling Jewel Glitter Paper Pad to cut the words 'For You Mom' and adhered them with foam adhesive.  For a finishing touch I added some gems.

Hope you have a great day! Stay safe!

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05/02/2020

Sat 02

Embossing Over Stencils
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a bright and happy card!  Here are the steps to create this card:

  1. Adhere stencil to a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 measured cardstock.
  2. Ink up the stencil. I used squeezed lemonade, dried marigold, worn lipstick and crushed olive distress oxide inks. Remove stencil, allow to dry.
  3. Coat stenciled panel with anti-static powder.
  4. Emboss with sunflower blossom and leaves. 
  5. Secure the die cut frame to the panel and run thru your machine.
  6. Adhere the die cut frame and insert to card base.
  7. Emboss the sentiments, trim and adhere to the panel.
  8. Embellish with gems.

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Hope you give this a try!

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04/28/2020

Tue 28

Happy Birthday Wishes
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. Hope you are all safe and well and hopefully enjoying down time and craft time! I've been playing around with the new Twinkling Jewel and Delicate Pastel glitter paper pads. The colors are so vibrant it makes we yearn for spring and summer flowers!

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I used the Double Stitch Rectangle Dies to cut a frame from the glitter paper.  I chose the first and fourth die cut frame ( starting from the largest as shown above) and secured them to the glitter paper. 
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The glitter paper pads pair perfectly ( say that 10 times fast!) with Cottage Stripes and Dots paper pads!!! I used the sentiment from the stamp set  Friendship and Kindness, Poppy Stamps. I trimmed the pattern paper to fit just behind the frame. Than I adhered them together and to the card base.
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I die cut some butterflies using the Gloriosa Butterfly Duo Background Dies and glitter paper. For a finishing touch I scattered some sequins.

Thanks for taking a peek! Hope you give this a try!

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