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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Make it Metallic with Rainbow Tape!

Make it Metallic with RainboTape!
 The gold and silver metallic tapes comes in various sizes and are super shiny.  Perfect to add to your holiday cards! I created a shaker card with all the metallic elements on the card created with Rainbow Tape.

I used 1/4" Gold and 1/4" Silver for my project. The gold and silver tapes are great colors with a bright metal finish and I was very impressed with how the finished die cut pieces turned out

 I just added the strips of tape down on card stock prior to die cutting. I used the Gold and Silver Tape in 1/4" widths.

Look at my two toned die cut above! It has a beautiful finish to it and it was easy peasy to create. You can see my negative piece after I die cut. I repeated the same process with the snowflake dies.

Around the card edge I used more of the 1/4" Gold Tape. I overlapped the corners and stuck my scissors in to miter the corners before I stuck it down.

I created a framed shaker card with clear seed beads in the middle. The clear beads catch the light and look super behind the metallic pieces.

On the inside I used a strip of both metallics along the edge of the card liner. Finished card is an A2. 


Friday, August 19, 2016

Hop Day 5 - Are you a good witch or a bad witch?

WELCOME!
It's day five of the Rainbow Hobby Tape Designer Hop!
All week we are sharing fun ways to use Hobby Tape and giving away prizes!!

Make sure that you comment on all the blogs this week, like us on
 Facebook and follow the Hobby Tape Blog for a chance to win 5 prizes! Comments for all the posts will be open until 8pm August 21st.

You can see the list of designers at the Hobby Tape Blog each day. All winners will be announced on Monday August 22nd.

It's a brand spankin' new team we've put together for a fun product! I'm the last to share this week and the others did some fab projects! I urge you to follow the links above, leave a little comment love and then you can WIN! There's five prizes up for grabs!
Rainbow Tape (aka Hobby Tape) has some vibrant colors in a lot of different widths. It's a crepe tape... think washi tape but it's matte and it sticks and stays in place! The tapes can add some great little detailing to your card or scrapbook pages. The orange and purple colors called for me to make a Halloween project! The little witchy legs image from IO, are perfect to pair up with a Crazy Bird. 

 I brought my witchy bird to life with a few Copic markers.

 I sorted out some different sizes of Rainbow Tapes... but I needed a little bit of a different green to match my polka dot paper. SO.... COPIC marker to the rescue! Yep, you can use your Copic markers on the White Tapes to make your own custom colored tapes!

 I put my 1/8" white tape down lightly to color it and then was able to pull it back up with no problem. 

 I used my small grid mat to help me keep straight when I added my tape. After I had it all lined up neatly, I used my bone folder to burnish it down and folded the edges to the back of the panel. The Copic colored tape turned out great, perfect limey Halloween green!

Rainbow Tapes used:

I especially love the skinniest black tape, the black 1/32" width. I could cut that or glue that that tiny of a strip if I tried! Great little extra details with fun color! 

  • Stamps: Impression Obsession #D19282 Good Witch Bad Witch, Impression Obsession #D19286 Witchy Woman, Tim Holtz's Crazy Birds and Accessories Set
  • Dies: Lawn Fawn Square Stitched Frames, Spellbinder's Grand Scalloped Squares, Rectangle Dies
  • Other: Perfect Layer Rulers, Copics, Foam Tape, Glossy Accents, Rainbow Tapes

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Impression Obsession - Beach Days!



Happy Thursday and Welcome to Impression Obsession's new challenge:
A Day at the Beach!
Play along by designing with IO stamps or dies for a chance to win a $25 IO gift certificate. It's easy to join in. Create, snap a shot, and link up!
 Need help or new to challenges? All the guidelines can be found on the IO BLOG.

Some beachy inspiration from the IO girls: 

 A day at the beach sounds great to me! But for right now I guess I'll settle for my little Copic Beach! The name of the stamp I used today is called Paradise Square. A happy little scene for sure!

Copics to color it up!

 I framed it with a simple popped up brown square. A little patterned paper in the background and a jute bow!


On the inside, I added the Drink the Wild Air sentiment. A great image to color up before summer leaves us. Finished card is 4" square.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

SSCB #58 Halfway and Blog Hop!


Play along in the hop with the SSDT by leaving comments on their blogs. You can leave comments through Sunday August 21st. There will be a $20 Serendipity Stamps Gift Certificate for one lucky commentor. The winner will be announced on Mary's blog Monday August 22.  
There is still time to play along in the monthly challenge and another chance to win! For the month of August the theme is Fabric! You can find all the information here on the SSCB.

In the mood for some shopping?
Mary is offering 40% OFF the highest priced item in your cart!
Use code"40fromhigh816"
Sale good August 17-21

On with the Hop!
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The theme is baby and fabric.... no fabric in the house, as my crafting is limited to paper and scissors only. One hobby gets me in to more than enough trouble! So I pulled out a quilted embossing folder to meet the challenge. I get tired of the the traditional baby blue and pink so I thought I'd change it up with this teeny little giraffe and used the animal colors through the rest of the card. I used Copics to color up the little giraffe and the same Copics to color the Words and Frame Die Cut. With the frame and words I colored the paper prior to die cutting - much easier than after!

It's a die only day for my card and here's the list of what I used from Serendipity:

Copics: E37, E34 and E31


This month's theme is all things Baby! And this is the blog hop order for today!
Get hopping and check out the cute cards!
 Jenny Gropp - you are here!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Impression Obsession Fall/Winter 2016 Blog Hop! DAY 4!

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop! 
We have some beautiful new stamps to share and four Gift Certificates to give away! The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday August 8th through Thursday August 11th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificates! The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter. Comment entries for all of the hop days will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday 14th. ALL WINNERS will be announced Monday August 15th on the Impression Obsession Blog. Good luck! Scroll down for the Blog List links!

It's the last day of the hop! One more fall call card from me today. My favorite colors are the colors of fall. These little Pumpkin Pals are super easy and fun to color. The Thankful word has a couple of Copic colors going on giving it a little ombre feel. I used the stitched rectangle from the All in One Frames Rectangle 2 Set to frame it. Some fall themed pattern paper in the background to finish it up!

Have fun Hopping along with IO!
Here's the list of stops to make!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Impression Obsession Fall/Winter 2016 Blog Hop! DAY 3!

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop! 
We have some beautiful new stamps to share and four Gift Certificates to give away! The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday August 8th through Thursday August 11th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificates! The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter. Comment entries for all of the hop days will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday 14th. ALL WINNERS will be announced Monday August 15th on the Impression Obsession Blog. Good luck! Scroll down for the Blog List links!


Boo! Of course I'm gonna share some Halloween!
 The new image Jacky is the star of my card today. I fussy cut him out after stamping and gave him a little snip in between his torso and legs. That allowed me to reposition him slightly. I gave him a little tilt to the left on his upper half. It is a tall image as well, so this let me adapt him to fit inside the frame (All in One Rectangles 2). I added a little rope of black and twine inside the frames edge. In the background I used the new Grunge Wash image for my random splotches, love this one! The Boo Die topped off the card! Finished card is an A2.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Impression Obsession 2016 Fall/Winter Release Hop! DAY 2!

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop! 
We have some beautiful new stamps to share and four Gift Certificates to give away! The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday August 8th through Thursday August 11th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificates! The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter. Comment entries for all of the hop days will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday 14th. ALL WINNERS will be announced Monday August 15th on the Impression Obsession Blog. Good luck! Scroll down for the Blog List links!


I'm sharing another image from Gary Robertson today. It's an image of Bruton Parish Church, which is a Historical Landmark in Williamsburg, Virginia. Never heard of it? You can read about it's history here on Wikipedia. I used Copics to color it and made it in to a fall scene with the colors on the trees. I used the Gingham Cover-a-Card in the background and framed the scene with a die from the Rectangle All in One Frames 2. Finished card is an A2.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Impression Obsession - 2016 Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop! DAY 1!

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop! 
We have some beautiful new stamps to share and four Gift Certificates to give away! The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST each day Monday August 8th through Thursday August 11th. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog per day please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificates! The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! No need to comment on the Impression Obsession Blog to enter. Comment entries for all of the hop days will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday 14th. ALL WINNERS will be announced Monday August 15th on the Impression Obsession Blog. Good luck! Scroll down for the Blog List links!

The new IO release is packed with all sorts of great designs for fall and the holidays and the DT has some amazing designs to share with you! This little owl captured me from the moment I saw him. There are several new owl stamps in this release from artist Gary Robertson. I created my own patterned paper in the background with the Knit Cover-a-Card background. With my MISTI, I love using my CAC stamps more and more!

 I stamped the Owl in Tree image twice and cut out the little hole in the tree with a craft knife, making a little window for the owl to peek through. I used a black charcoal pencil to give me some flat black color around the owl on the bottom layer. I framed the owl with a few layers from the All in One Rectangle Frames 2 Die Set. The little hello is from the Greeting Die Set.

Copics Used: 
Tree: E47, E49, E44, E43 & Copic Blending Solution (Fur Technique)
Owl: E35, E33, E31, E51, 0 Blender, YR27, YR23

On the inside I used the knit background again, stamping it with a faded look down the back panel. I added the Journey stamp on the inside. Finished card is an A2.

Have fun Hopping along with IO!
Here's the list of stops to make!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Impression Obsession - Be Square!


BE SQUARE!

Happy Thursday and welcome to Impression Obsession's new challenge, Squared!
Play along by designing with IO stamps or dies for a chance to win a $25 IO gift certificate. It's easy to join in. Create, snap a shot, and link up!
 Need help or new to challenges? All the guidelines can be found on the IO BLOG.

Inspiration from the IO girls: 

 It's all about the sqaure today... I created my own background paper with some orange ink and one of my most used cover a card stamps: Ticking CC126. I built a little shaker box using layers from the All in One Squares 2 Frame SetSadly I forgot to give my acetate a little swipe with something to prevent static so you see my little beads are clinging everywhere! The bottom black panel on the card is embossed with a Sizzix Clock embossing folder. I couldn't get a good picture because I was fighting the glare on the plastic...  photographer I am not!

 I created a little shaker pouch and used a pumpkin word collage image in the background. I stamped the image first in orange and then adjusted it slightly and stamped it on black. MISTI makes doing things like this so easy! 


I added a few little spiders on the inside from the clear set: Have Broom will Travel and the Be Afraid sentiment. Finished card is 4 1/2" Square.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Serendipity Stamps Challenge #58 - Fabric


Add Fabric! 
That's the challenge this week!

Want to play along for a chance to win a $20 Serendipity Stamps Gift Certificate?
For the month of August, Serendipity's challenge is to add fabric to your design. Lace, ribbon, embellishments, swatches...it all works!
You can find all the details HERE on the SSCB.

Let's see what the DT came up with!


Serendipity Stamps & Dies


This is one of my go to images for a baby card. I think this baby carriage is so sweet.  You can dress it up with any colors. The Blessings Die is a perfect fit with it along the bottom edge of the card. With the challenge being to incorporate fabric, I added a little seam binding bow that I colored with Copics.
I used Copics: BG32, BG34, B01, B00, E44, E47, E42. E43 to color the carriage.
Finished card is an A2.