Tag Archives: Tsukineko

Cross card

12 Mar

I just got a new stamp by Inkadinkado and needed to give it a run. I stamped it a few times and used atyou Spica glitter pens to color the images. The inspiration to complete the card came from The Shabby Tea Room for this week.

It reminded me of St. Patrick’s Day, so I used the new cross stamp to create this card.

From the next image, you can see the sparkles a bit better, both from the glitter pens and from the Glossy Accents I used to cover the cross.

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by…

Important Stuff
Paper Opal metallic paper (Cutcardstock.com)
Tools Corner punch (We R Memory Keepers), Scoring Tool (Martha Stewart)
Stamp and Colorants Inkadinkadoo Cross stamp (EK Success), Black Archival ink (Ranger), atyou Spica glitter pens: Buttermilk, Gold, Mint, Garnet, Olive (Copic)
Adhesives Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Other Stuff White organza ribbon, PVA Glue, white cardstock

 

 

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You’re the Best (CPS 201)

17 Jan

It’s a post and dash today. Lots of things on our plate…Using this sketch from Card Positioning System

I created this card

I love combining different polka dots and I think this one came together nicely. Hope you like it. Thanks for coming to visit.

Check out the close-up.

Important Stuff
Stamp (Hampton Art)
Ink/Colorants Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Sketch B23 Phthalo Blue, Y04 Lilac, Y11 Pale Yellow (Copic Markers)
Tools S4-229 Labels Five, Wizard (Spellbinders); Scallop/Cloud Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Embellishments Crush lace ribbon (Fancy Pants)
Paper Bright White Canvas finish cardstock (CutCardStock.com)
Adhesive Glue Dots (Glue Dots)

Other Stuff Blue cardstock, PVA Glue

Friendship Blessing (Shabby Tea Room)

13 Jan

Your Friendship is a Blessing…my new card that was inspired by the sketch below, which I found at the Shabby Tea Room.

I just received the “tile-ish” stamp images and wanted to try them out.

It doesn’t necessarily fit the shabby theme of the  site but it was fun to do anyway. Thanks for visiting and come again soon.

Here’s a closer look…

Important Stuff
Paper CutCardstock.com
Stamp Images (Stampin’Up!),  Sentiment (Taylored Expressions)
Inks etc. Spring Green, Blue Sky (Tsukineko), AtYou Spica blue glitter pen (Copic)
Adhesives 3D Squares (SCRAPBOOKING ADHESIVES by 3L)

Other Stuff PVA Glue, orange ribbon

Bloom with Happiness (MojoMonday)

4 Jan

Nothing like a little Mojo Monday sketch challenge to get the creative juices flowing after a long holiday break. Here is the sketch:

I wanted to use something light and lovely…a yard and a half away from traditional green and red. Thanks for checking it out.

Important Stuff
Papers Basis White 80# cardstock (CutCardstock.com), Yellow background paper (Crafty Secrets), Yellow Dots (My Mind’s Eye)
Stamps Blooming with Happiness stamps(Stampin’Up!)
Colorants Brilliance Coffee Bean Pigment Ink (Tsukineko), AtYou Spica Baby Blue, Sky Blue, Peach, Clear glitter pens (Copic)
Adhesives 3D Squares (SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVE by 3L), Pop Up Dots (Glue Dots)

Other Stuff PVA glue, circle punch, blue organza ribbon

and a closer look…

Check out the little bit of sparkle in the outlines on the side, the organza ribbon and the stamped cake colored with glitter pens.

Holiday Planner

11 Oct

A few months ago, I was at one of my favorite local stores with concentric circles in red…OK… Target. I found some discounted notebooks that I wanted to alter. The first one I changed up, I turned into a holiday planner.

I took the book apart and embellished the front cover with metallic green paper and holiday images.

The planner is divided into three parts which I labeled: gifts and thanks, cards, and notes. Each tab has a small pocket on the bottom of the page that I covered with the red patterned paper.

Each of these dividers came with a small tab. I covered them with die cut circles on both sides of the page, then I added rub-ons for the titles.  One little trick I used was spraying the red cardstock with Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels (Iridescent Gold) so it shimmered like the yellow and green metallic papers.

In between the dividers are lined pages with plenty of room for journaling gifts to give, thanks to send, cards to make and send and anything else you need to know for the holiday plans.

I’ll be putting this up onto my Etsy shop: Frolicasions. So go check it out!

Important Stuff
Papers ColorMates red cardstock (WorldWin)
Die cuts/Tools S4-222 Create a Flake One (retired), S4-141 Petite Scalloped Ovals SM, S4-116 Standard Circles SM, S4-191 Dahlia, Wizard (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Stamps/Inks Curls letter stamps (JustRite Stampers), Memento Rhubarb dye ink (Tsukineko)
Embellishments Letter rub-ons (), Stickles glitter glue (Ranger), Iridescent Gold glitter mist (Tattered Angels)
Adhesive Glue Dots, 3D Squares (Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L)

Other Stuff PVA Glue, Green and yellow metallic papers, White seed beads, Ribbons

Mini Stamp Kit (Color Throwdown)

29 Aug

This week’s Color Throwdown, reminds me of summer but I am definitely seeing the beginnings of fall. Even if it is just the back to school mode with tons of papers coming home to be signed and calendars to be checked. I just wish the weather would cooperate and cool off. Back to business, check out combo #107:

In November, I’ll be sharing my artwork at 2 craft shows in the Denver area. So every week, I work on items that I’ll be selling. Today, I created a mini stamp kit that will be available. I bought a small tin from the dollar bins a while back and converted one into the same kind of kit for my niece. You can see it here. So I figured it would be a fun thing to offer at the craft show. Here is how I transformed this tin.

First, I covered the lid. The top has quite a bend in it and I wanted a way to make the paper curve around it. So, I sprayed yellow cardstock with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels and then crumpled it up several times to soften it.

I spread a piece of double sided adhesive onto the lid and then spread the rumpled sheet onto that. After trimming the corners, I used Glue Lines around the rim to add a strip of pink cardstock.Next, I die cut, embossed and stacked a flower for the top. With the final touch being a label die template from Spellbinders™ stamped with JustRite® Stampers.

Put it all together and what do you get? This:

Important Stuff
Papers Yellow textured (Core’dinations); Green, Red Circles (My Mind’s Eye); ColorMates pink (WorldWin);
Inks/Colorants Memento Rhubarb Stalk dye ink (Tsukineko); Atyou Spica Pink and Lime glitter pens (Copic Markers)
Stamps Letter stamps, Horizontal Stamper (JustRite® Stampers)
Die Cuts S4-234 Ribbon Tags Trio Two, S4-219 Poinsettia die templates (Spellbinders™)
Embellishments Flower Brad (Creative Impressions); Velvet ribbon (Fancy Pants); Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)
Adhesive Glue Lines, Scrapbook Dots (Glue Dots Intl.)

Other Stuff PVA Glue

Shabby Chic Thank You card (2S4Y 59)

25 Aug

A simple but wonderful sketch challenge over at 2Sketches4You this week:

And here is my rendition of it:

In this close up you can see some of the intricate machine stitching I did. It is actually a hem stitch with every fifth stitch being created in a zigzag and “couching” the specialty fiber in order to keep it on the card.

It was fun to create and hopefully will be fun to receive.

Important Stuff
Papers ColorMates purple cardstock (WorldWin); Purple patterned paper (Provo Craft); Dark purple textured paper (Core’dinations); Green lined paper (Making Memories)
Stamps Square frame (JustRite Stampers); Stampabilities Thank You (Crafts, Etc!)
Inks/Colorants Memento Lilac dye ink (Tsukineko); Atyou Spica Mint glitter pen (Copic)
Tools/Die Cuts Wizard System, S4-161 Labels One, S4-127 Classic Scalloped Squares LG (Spellbinders Paper Arts)

Other Stuff Cream fibers, sewing machine, purple thread, white paper

Sweet Holiday Tags (Caardvarks: August)

6 Aug

Caardvarks teamed up with JustRite® Stampers this month and challenged participants to create Christmas tags and Mini cards with their supplies. JustRite® is one of my faves, so how could I resist.

I chose to use the Christmas cup from the Something Sweet set along with the Sweet Holidays border. This is a 2-3/8″ set. Here is the set of six mini cards:

I think it would make a great gift or maybe it will find its way into my Etsy shop…hmmmm?

To create this set, I began by stamping the image and border onto white cardstock. I colored the cups with glitter pens to give them a bit of shine. {I liked how the pastel colors set off the image but didn’t overwhelm the design.}

I cut the images with Spellbinders™ circle die templates and matted them. Then each got a mini card to reside on {double sided papers cut to 3-1/2×6″, folded in half and torn bottom edge}. Check out the close up.

For some of the cards with dark interiors, I cut/embossed the S4-247 Labels Twelve die template (#3) from white cardstock and adhered it to the inside.

These were fun and quick to create! Thanks for the fun challenge, JRS and Caardvarks.

Important Stuff
Stamps
Something Sweet, 2-3/8″ round stamper (JustRite® Stampers)
Papers Patterned papers (My Mind’s Eye)
Colorants Memento Rhubarb Stalk dye ink (Tsukineko); AtYou Spica glitter pens: Baby Blue, Blossom, Garnet, Gold, Lilac, Mint, Olive, Peach, Pink, Sand, Silver (Copic)
Die cuts S4-247 Labels Twelve, S4-114 S4-116 Standard Circles LG and SM,  Wizard System (Spellbinders™)
Adhesives Scrapbook Glue Dots (Glue Dots, Intl.)

Other Stuff Assorted ribbons

Dream Clipboard (Color Throwdown #103)

4 Aug

I saw this color combination over at the Color Throwdown blog and it really reminded me of strawberries but for some reason (maybe the fact that I just got some new stamps, not including strawberries) when I put this little project together there were no strawberries. It’s funny how the brain begins in one place and ends in a totally different one.

Although I’m late to enter the challenge, I figured I might as well share with you all anyway.

And here are the papers and some of the other supplies I chose:

I had a mini clipboard hanging on my bulletin board above my craft table for some time…can’t even remember where I got it. I thought it would be a cute project (at least I hoped it would…you decide)

Want to make one? Here are some quick tips…

  • Cover the back and front with tan cardstock, cutting the cardstock larger than the clipboard. Sand the edges of the paper to get a perfectly fitting edge.
  • If you are unable to remove the clipping mechanics, measure and notch.

  • Cut ruched paper with Spellbinders Labels One and Floral Accents. Cut celery paper with heart from Decorative Photo Corners. Stencil as desired.
  • Trim a 2″ ruched paper strip for the front. Distress edges and adhere.
  • Stamp Rubbernecker’s Woman with Parasol (three times) and Mystic Dream onto cut celery paper.
  • Cut the stamped woman with Petite Scalloped Ovals, SM. Use Copic markers to color shoes and parasol.
  • Use Air Brush System to color the dress. Cut it out. Cut out the woman’s arm from the third stamped image. Layer elements onto scalloped oval and add, along with the Labels One, to the back of the clipboard.
  • Hand print “dreamy” words around the label on the back.
  • Add heart to top of clip and Floral Accent just behind.

There are so many things you can do to decorate this little dude. Why not pick some up today and give it a whirl.

Important Stuff
Papers Red ruched and Light Coffee Brown (WorldWin); Chloe’s Closet green patterned (Making Memories)
Stamps Woman with Parasol, Mystic Dream (Rubbernecker)
Colorants Memento Rhubarb Stalk dye ink (Tsukineko); Sketch R85 Rose Red, YR61 Yellowish Skin Pink, Airbrush System, Garnet Spica Glitter pens (Copic)
Die cuts S3-107 Decorative Photo Corners, S4-161 Labels One, S4-199 Floral Accents, Wizard System (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Adhesives Glue Dots, EZ-Dots dispenser (Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L)

Other Stuff Sandpaper, PVA Glue

Thanks for stopping by…Cheers, Eli

Welcome Friends (Color Throwdown 100)

9 Jul

Although the Color Throwdown challenge blog is celebrating their 100th challenge. CONGRATS!!! It’s a first for me. I often visit but just never set my mind to it. Today was the beginning of something new, I loved it. Here is the challenge:

I gathered cardstocks and this is what I chose. (The lower right corner shows the pages for the guest book.)

I created a guest book for friends who are newly married and have a cute little apartment. I thought it would be fun for their marriage as they adventure through life.

This was fun to put together. I began cutting: rose background squares, red scalloped oval, celery oval, blue border…

To create the blue border, I first cut/embossed the s4-244 Fair Isle Borderabilities® Petite. Then I airbrushed through the stencil holes.

to get this…

I cut the border into four pieces… in half vertically and horizontally. I made two identical borders to go all the way around the 6×6″ square cover.

I used a long rectangular stamper from JustRite™ to stamp “WELCOME” in the celery oval. Then I stamped the friends stamp with a border onto the blue cardstock and cut/embossed it with the S4-194 Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles LG. I gave the ink a bit of sparkle with a blue glitter pen.

I adhered all the pieces, punched the coil holes, added the coil binding and finished it with ribbons. Voila! Gift is ready.

Important Stuff
Papers Pink metallic (WorldWin), Blue and Red (Core’dinations), dot paper Feelin Groovy “Blue Sky” Forget Me Not (My Mind’s Eye)
Stamps Curls letter stamps, Friends circle stamp, Stitched with Love border, Horizontal Stamper, Circle Stamper (JustRite® Stampers)
Inks/Colorants Memories Bluebird Pigment ink (Superior); Memento Rhubarb Stalk dye ink (Tsukineko); Atyou Spica Sky Blue, Clear glitter pens, R29 Lipstick Red Sketch Marker, Airbrush System (Copic)
Tools/Trimmers Bind-it-All binding system, Silver coil binding, Wire cutters (Zutter); S4-194 Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles LG, S4-139 Petite Scalloped Ovals LG, s4-244 Fair Isle Borderabilities® Petite

Other Stuff Ribbons, celery cardstock, PVA glue, dimensional adhesive