25 posts categorized "Pinpoint"

05/16/2024

Thu 16

Just a Note
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  I have a fun Spring themed card for you today featuring dies from the 2024 Gladiola release.

I began by die cutting the background panel, flowers and leaves from white cardstock.  

Next, I used a blending brush to apply blue ink to the background panel, and yellow and green inks to the flowers and leaves.

I spattered the background panel with plain water and heat dried the paper.  Next I spattered the background with white ink, dried it, and then adhered it to a white card base.

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The flower petals were glued together to form the Gladiola.  I glued the leaves in place on the card front and then used foam adhesive to glue the flowers in place.

The sentiment was die cut from black cardstock and glued to the white cardstock shadow die cut using foam tape to adhere it to the card.

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I added some clear Fairy Crystals to finish the card.

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

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08/08/2023

Tue 08

Witchy Wren in a Fanciful Gilded Frame by Jean Okimoto

 

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The popular Backyard Wren wears the new Large Layered Witch Hat on a Halloween card today.  The new Fanciful Gilded Frame die   creates a great embossed background.  Hi, Jean here with a quirky mix of colors, textures and shapes.  Halloween somehow lets us mix mint and olive greens, orange, black, glitter and mirror cardstock - all on one card!

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Cut a rectangle of olive cardstock that's slightly larger than an A2 card.  Cut a layer of heavy plastic (example: a quart or gallon Ziploc bag) to place between the Fanciful Gilded Frame and the rectangle.  Spritz both sides of the rectangle with a light mist of water.  Cover it with the plastic layer, then the die - the plastic layer cushions the cardstock and keeps it from cracking.  Add the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  Run it through the machine.  Dry it with the heat tool if it's still slightly damp.  Let it cool, then trim it with the largest A2 Rectangle Frames Set die.

Cut olive cardstock with the 2-¼" wide Curved Cap Pinpoint Layers die.

Cut Large Layered Witch Hat from black cardstock.  Cut the vertical trim from the black Glitzy Glitter Pad 6s6.  Cut the hat band from the mint green Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Assemble the hat.

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to orange wool-blend felt.  Cut Backyard Wren and the head overlay.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from saturating it.  Cut the beak piece from yellow cardstock.  Color the eye area with a black marker.  Attach it behind the head.

Cut the wings from the orange Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Assemble the wren.

Stamp the greeting - from the Halloween Pumpkin Clear Stamp and Die Set - on a Sunny Orange Collection 6x6 sheet with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with one end of the stamp set's greeting die.  Rotate the die and trim the excess cardstock.

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded olive A2 card - use foam tape for the right side of the greeting and the ends of the hat.  Add Clear Jewels.

Pressure-embossing the background, then trimming it to the A2 dimensions gives it a smooth inlaid look - like the opposite of 3D embossing.  

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

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06/28/2023

Wed 28

Just Because Gracious Floral
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  I have a simple card to share today featuring the new gorgeous Gracious Floral stamp and die.  There are coordinating stencils and embossing folder (EF), but since I love to color, especially florals, I simply stamped the image with a gray alcohol marker friendly ink on alcohol marker friendly cardstock, colored with Copic Sketch markers, then die cut out with the matching die.

Copic markers used:
yellows - Y11/13/15/17/19
greens - G40/12,YG07/09, G09
whites - W3
brown center - E25/35 + white gel pen 

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The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black card stock, then die cut out with its matching die.  Bristol paper was then die cut with the Penelope Pinpoint Frame die from Poppy Stamps for a white-on-white background.  Assembled the card onto a white card base, and added clear shimmer to the yellow flowers for some sparkle to finish.

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My card was straight forward, but as you may have noticed from previous posts, there are so many possibilities when incorporating the stencils and/or EF.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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06/11/2023

Sun 11

Magnolia Trellis Card
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have an all-occasion see-through trellis card today featuring the Marvelous Magnolia 3D embossing folder (EF) and matching cutting dies from the April 2023 Magnolia collection.  I am still loving this gorgeous collection!

Started by attaching an A2 size Bristol panel to a white A2 size top folding card base with temporary adhesive.  Using the 4th Curved Cap Pinpoint die, partial die cut down the middle of the front of the card resulting in these.

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White woodgrain paper scraps were then trimmed to 3/8” wide strips to create the trellis.  Adhered them diagonally to the front of the card base in one direction.

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Then in the opposite direction.

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Added the A2 size Bristol panel from the first step on top to cover up the mess. 😉

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The magnolia flowers were first die cut from alcohol marker friendly cardstock using the Marvelous Magnolia EF dies, then ran through the die cutting machine in the EF to give them details and dimension.  Coloured / shaded them with Copic Sketch markers

Copic Sketch markers used:
greens - YG61/63/67
whites/shading - C00/0/1/2

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Decided to keep the magnolias white and have the color come through the trellis from the inside of the card.  Ombré ink blended Shaded Lilac distress ink onto a Bristol panel, then adhered to the inside.  

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The Hello Daily Script sentiment was in my stash.  It was die cut from black glossy paper and white cardstock.  Assembled the card to finish. 

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I almost gave up on this card as I had a different design in mind… and it wasn’t working out too well. 😂   Anyway, that does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week.

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06/10/2023

Sat 10

Hugs with Magnolias
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with 2 cards featuring products from the newest Magnolia release.  My first card was made with the Marvelous Magnolia 3D embossing folder with matching cutting dies along with plaid paper from the new Magnolia 6X6 paper pack.  I also used the Curved Cap Pinpoint Layers to create my card base shape and to cut the plaid paper.  Once it was cut I added the embossed, die-cut flowers and the Hugs Daily Script.  Here's another look at my first card:

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For my second card I used the embossing folder on some silver mirror card stock from the Vintage Pastel Mirror card stock.  Here's a look:

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I used the same Curved Cap dies on both the plaid and the silver papers.  Just be sure you cut the shape first and then do the embossing.  If you forget you can always put the embossed paper back in the folder, being careful to match up the pattern and run it through your die cutting/embossing machine a second time.  I added a few gems to both cards to finish them off.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my cards for today!  I had a lot of fun creating with the new Magnolia products, be sure to check them all out HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

AngiesignatureNEW

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05/21/2023

Sun 21

Blue Magnolias Just For You
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I’m still working my way through the gorgeous April 2023 Magnolia collection and couldn’t resist creating a blue monochromatic card!

The Backyard Wren, magnolia flowers and foliage were all die cut from white cardstck.  The foliage (leaves and stems) were colored with B32/34/37/39 Copic Sketch markers.  Ink blending with finger brushes was done to color the wren and magnolias.  Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink was used for the magnolias while Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Lost Shadow and Black Soot distress inks were used for the wren.

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Stretched the Curved Cap Pinpoint die and partial die cut it to get the curve shape on both ends.  Heat embossed the sentiment from Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout with gold embossing powder.  Assembled the card onto a white woodgrain A2 size panel, then added highlights with a white gel pen and clear shimmer on the magnolias for some sparkle to finish.

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This card was inspired by this month’s For the Birds challenge ending at 11:59 pm EST on May 30… so there is still time to get your entry in.  That concludes my post.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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03/27/2023

Mon 27

Thistle Stems Hello
by Anne Thompson

I have three HELLO RUSH SCRIPT 94468 cards today that all feature the THISTLE STEMS 94689 against one of the CURVED CAP PINPOINT LAYERS 94646.

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  • white notecards
  • green plaid papers cut 5 1/4 X 4 from MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013

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  • cut CURVED CAP PINPOINT LAYERS 94646 die (the third size up from the smallest) and HELLO RUSH SCRIPT 94468 from three different green card stock papers in the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003

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  • add to the note cards

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  • die cut the THISTLE STEMS 94689 three times
  • color with markers

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  • assemble the flowers
  • add to the Curved Cap Pinpoint Layers
  • add three WINTER FANTASY FAIRY GEMSTONES GEM 102 to each card

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That's it!  Three pretty cards for spring!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

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94646 Curved Cap Pinpoint Layers
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GEM102 Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones
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94468 Hello Rush Script

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94689 Thistle Stems

 

03/24/2023

Fri 24

Freshwater Fish Stories by Jean Okimoto

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Say hello to Friday with embossed, stenciled and diecut Freshwater Fish. They're from coordinating sets of a 3D embossing folder, dies and 2-layer stencils.  Hi, Jean here with a white and bright design from our spring collection - and a new pinpoint cover plate from Birch Press Design.

Spritz both sides of watercolor paper with a fine mist of water.  Emboss it with the Freshwater Fish 3D Embossing Folder.

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Use a sponge, dauber or blending brush to color the fish with the Freshwater Fish Stencil Set and Distress Oxides.  Colors used here are salvaged patina, iced spruce, twisted citron, peacock feathers, broken china and shaded lilac.  Dry the inks, then diecut the fish.  Smaller accent pieces are also included in the sets.

Brayer the fish with VersaMark - use a clean, well-inked pad.  Heat-emboss them with detail clear powder for a glossy highlighted texture, like fresh-caught fish.  Add black Sharpie marker dots for the eyes.

Cut white and black cardstock with the End of My Rope die - save the ropes for another project.  Diecut the white interior offcut with the Birch Press Design Pinpoint Contour Plate.  Trim a tiny amount from the edges of the black offcut and attach it behind the white layer.  The dark backing emphasizes the pinpoint pattern - it makes a difference!

Cut a blue 6x6 from the Glitzy Glitter Pad with Hello Rush Script.  Cut watercolor paper with the die too and layer it behind the glittered greeting for extra dimension.

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded 5-½" square white card. Add turquoise Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.  Cut a 5-½" square of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  Square cards require extra postage.

Freshwater Fish are perfect for embossing and diecutting from Memory Box mirror cardstock too. The Rainbow Reflections and Vintage Pastel 6x6 pads have a wide range of beautiful colors that capture the details of this great fish trio.  Add them to birthday, retirement and Father's Day cards for that special guy.

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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03/05/2023

Sun 05

Backpaint a Vellum Scribble Daisy by Jean Okimoto

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Here's a floral card with a technique that's fast, forgiving and foolproof!  The new Scribble Daisy is perfect for reverse-painting on vellum.  It's faster than paper-piecing, forgivingly painted on the backside and simply foolproof.  Hi, Jean here with a spring-into-summer design that would work in any color combination, for any occasion.

Cut medium-weight vellum with the 3-¼" wide Curved Cap Pinpoint Layer.  Cut the pale lavender 6x6 from the Twilight Purple Collection with the 2-¼" wide Curved Cap Pinpoint Layer.

Prep the Scribble Daisy die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the little pieces.  Cut the daisy from Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  We won't be watercoloring it - but it's the perfect heavy weight for a bold outline. Attach tiny pieces of doublestick tape behind the top center - it'll be filled in with diecut yellow glittered cardstock.  Attach more tape to the flower's center, the leaf tips and where the stem meets the leaves. 

 

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Flip it over to the reverse side and place it on a dark background (not purple or green!) - to make it easy to see and control the painted colors.  Paint the backside using diluted dye inks - Imagine's Pansy and Spring Green were used here, about 1 part of ink to 10 parts of water. Undiluted Distress Oxide refill inks can also be used.  Test the inks on scraps of the same vellum to see how they'll look.

Set it aside to airdry completely - heat-setting might warp or burn the vellum.

Cut the tiny pieces for the center of the flower from the light yellow 6x6 in the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.  Attach them to the vellum background. Attach the vellum to the smaller Curved Cap Pinpoint Layer - narrow strips of ScorTape (or Couture Doublestick Tape) won't show through the painted areas.   Attach everything to a lavender notecard.

Cut the Hugs Tender Script background from green cardsstock.  Spritz both sides of it with a light mist of water to prep it for pressure-embossing. Pressure-emboss it with the detailed script background to make it easy to attach the top layer.  Cut the top layer from a green 6x6 in the Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

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Assemble and attach the greeting .  Add some sparkle with lime green Bright Jewels.

Thanks for visiting - backpainting vellum is a great way to brighten any outline design - try it in your favorite colors!

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02/21/2023

Tue 21

A Blossom and Big Hugs by Jean Okimoto

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Brighten a gray winter day with a fresh pink blossom and big hugs from our new Spring Collection.  We're discovering countless ways to mix, match and layer the great design elements from our latest release.  Hi, Jean here with a simple idea that's easy to create in your favorite colors - or the recipient's favs.

The new Curved Cap Pinpoint Layers set is great for backgrounds, frames or tags.  Tape the three smallest dies together and cut an ink-blended or watercolored, gold-spritzed background.  Leave the diecuts in the dies and attach doublestick tape to the backsides of the intact diecuts to save time. Remove them from the dies together and attach them to a top-folded white A2 card.

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Cut dark gray stems with the new Floral Bud and Stems set.  Cut the petals from the sweet pink Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.  Attach the diecuts to the background - use foam dots for the 3-petal piece.

Tape or glue two layers of white cardstock together and diecut the solid Hugs Tender Script background.  Pressure-emboss it with the overlay to deboss the background and make it easy to attach the gold layer.  Cut the overlay from the gold Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.  Attach it to the background.

Add pale gold Pastel Fairy Jewels for extra sparkle.

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That's it!  Make several cards in different colors and have variations ready for thank-yous, birthdays or friendship cards too.

Thanks for visiting - see you on Friday...

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