Saturday, April 10, 2021
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Hello! Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter if you celebrate! I'm on the JustNick Studio blog today with a Spring project. Spring and Fall always have me wanting to get crafty, and I will pick up things at Target for the season to alter, even if I don't know yet what I will do with it. This was one of those times as I saw this paper mache egg and thought how fun it would be to do something with. I saw JustNick came out with this new Basic Butterfly cut file for this week and knew it would be perfect with my egg.
Having the butterflies focused around the middle of the egg reminded me of the beautiful faberge eggs. I picked spring pattern papers to cut several of the solid butterflies. And for the detailed butterfly, I cut from plain white cardstock. I backed the detailed butterfly with vellum in the center of the wings, and then added pattern paper to the outside of the wings and the body. I layered and adhered this to the solid butterflies under it. Then finished it with Tonic Nuvo Drops.
I layered three of the solid butterflies on either side with pattern paper using foam adhesive. I made pom poms in white yarn with the Clover pom pom maker to add texture to the body of the butterflies.
To finish, I added more of the Tonic Nuvo drops to the egg itself. Maybe it isn't a faberge egg, but I love how this looks on the mantle.
Monday, April 05, 2021
Supplies | Make a Wish Stamp, Parker Alphabet Stamp, Make a Wish Metal Die, Parker Alphabet Metal Die, Good Times Tab Stamp; Pocket, Frame, and Flip Up Metal Die, Park; Mini Dated Stamp, Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Purple Puffy Alphabet Stickers
For this pocket spread, I want to create my own customized cards using the Make a Wish stamp, but I also want to add journaling, so I use the Flip Up Metal Die to cut from white cardstock. I use that same metal die set to cut out the smaller 3x4 metal die and then I die cut again, using the negative of that metal die, being sure to trim the outside to fit my 3x4 card. I will be using both of these as masks. Trimming the negative to 3x4 allows me to see where I place it on my customized card as I stamp.
I also want these two customized cards to be different. I use the masks to stamp one with the balloon images. Each mask is going to give me a look of balloons floating in front or behind. I use the negative of the metal die to stamp the sentiment ‘hip!hip!hooray!’ on one of the cards in addition to the balloons. To add enough color without being too bold I choose a peach, lavender, and pink ink. To use the ‘birthday’ sentiment image, I need to use it vertically to fit my 3x4 pockets. To start, I ink the image with two inks, then use the asterisk image from the Make a Wish set in the third ink color and stamp directly onto the inked image before stamping. This technique is known as the ‘kissing’ method. I use the coordinating Make a Wish metal die to do a partial cut and attach to the left of my first customized card.
To finish my pockets, I stamp extra balloons, the party hat, celebrate circle, and then use the Parker Alphabet stamp. Once everything extra is stamped, I use the coordinating Make a Wish metal die and Parker Alphabet metal die and adhere to my photos and add more dimension and illusion of balloons in front and behind on my customized cards.
As you can see I used the Make a Wish stamp to celebrate the birthdays of my fur babies. The stamp set really is perfect for all of our loved ones and friends. So I hope you are inspired to grab the stamp to create your own customized cards using the masking technique, using multiple inks, using the kissing method (stamping or pressing another image to the inked image), and also grabbing the coordinating Make a Wish metal die to create a partial cut for a fun way to use in your 3x4 pockets!
And for another look into my process, you can watch the video below or on my YouTube Channel here.
Sunday, April 04, 2021
Happy Sunday and if you celebrate, Happy Easter!!! Today brings another sketch from Citrus Twist Kits for inspiration and as always I love to draw inspiration from the sketch, but not following it exactly. Here's how I interpreted this one.
Very inspiring sketch as always. Hope you are inspired as well and maybe give adding clusters to your 3x4 pockets as I have done here.
I have one more entry in this album that I didn't share here on the blog yet using this kit.
The right side is a digital TN from the Travelogue collection. I didn't use the 'go' from the stamp set, but I used the die cut here as we were leaving. Couldn't believe we actually made it on the ship and were headed out. It took Emma awhile to adjust to all of the motion. But in the end it was an amazing trip!
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
I love everything about this cut file, Floral Geode, I'm using today on the JustNick Studio blog. From the large hexagon, to the cluster of flowers! I used this cut file in the Heidi Swapp Storyline Scrapbooking insert without resizing the cut file. I just adhered it across both of my pages.
I tilted it a little bit taking advantage of the movement created with the lines from the hexagon. Between the lines and the flowers tilted, they are all bringing attention to my main photo. I used one pattern paper background that was a solid and used the two shades of that paper to create a little bit of an interest there. I wanted the pattern paper I backed the flowers with to stand out but still be soft.
Then I added some pre-made die cuts and stickers directly to my cut file, and added my title.
The cut file is doing all the work of bringing attention to my main photo and smaller photo, all I did was add some journaling and embellishments, making sure to tuck another pre-made die cut under it to help balance the flowers on the left.
Gorgeous cut file to use for Spring or add some bold colors to make it very rich!
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Hello Citrus Twist Friends! I'm excited to be on the blog today to share my interpretation of the Sunday Sketch and a look at how I'm using the Travelogue Collection to document the family Disney Cruise five years ago.