Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Jill Cameron Blog Hop Rainbow card set

and welcome to the Craft Collab's Jill Cameron Creations Encouragement and Social Distancing Blog Hop.  I went wild with these Rainbow Hugs, Thank You and Hello cuts.  I paired them with glitter card bases for a real impact.  

I often find with rainbow cuts, it makes since to make the cuts in all seven rainbow colors.  I pretty much did that and layered the various colors on a colored base layer.  I mixed up the layers of the sentiments as well.

So with all those layers, I obviously created multiple cards.  I had a stash of glitter card bases that worked great with these bright rainbow colors.  Glitter and glue is always an adhesion issue.  I have found that using red lined tape generously will create the best hold.

This closer look shows a silver lining.  I cut the cloud silver.  Then I created an additional cloud that I made just a fraction smaller which I cut in white.

This was actually the first card I created prior to my bright idea for a silver lining.  I really think it added a neat element to the cards.  This particular card seems to have just a little less impact.

I tried to use colors in my rainbow that in our in the layers of each sentiment and match the background mat.  However, this was the last card and kind of had some left over pieces and doesn't quite match as much.  Still a bright and cheery card.

All the files cut wonderfully in my Cricut Maker.  I sized the rainbow to approximately 3" x 3.5" so the sections are pretty thin.  I layered the 3 outer pieces with a tape runner on the back.  I placed it on the background mat and placed the center piece inside for a perfect fit.  I finally added the two layers of clouds to complete the rainbow.

Please visit Jill Cameron Creations to get these awesome cut files.

Here's the line up for the entire hop:

Jill Cameron Creations: https://bit.ly/2KncYFM
Crafted Bliss Studio: https://bit.ly/2XXErFO
Scrapbooking Mamaw: https://bit.ly/3cHMcDU
Golden Goddess Designs: https://bit.ly/2VrZgYp
Marie’s Vermont Creations: https://bit.ly/3bw7KTV
Liz With Love: https://bit.ly/2VRdEIB
Sam’s Crafty Castle: https://bit.ly/2VvgxAc
My Inner Creative: https://bit.ly/3apLauU
Diane Deane: https://bit.ly/2VwX4iy

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/04/ltccb-45-april-anything-goes.html until 4/30x

http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2020/04/anything-goes-challenge-week-beginning_28.html until 5/6x

http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/04/april-challenge.html until 5/10 (5/5)x

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Crafter's Companion Poppies and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

It's time for a new sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge. I spent a lot of time on this one.  I searched in my "tag" section of my Scraprack.  I found this great pocket with tag and the project grew from there.  I searched my inventory in Evernote and found that I had a poppy stamp and die set.  I had the striped paper scrap lying around from my recent Dreaming Tree project.  Creating the flowers, background and sentiment were the hard parts.

Here is the sketch:

I began by stamping and embossing the flowers on good card stock.  I think used three distress inks to add color to the flowers.  I wish I had better matched the reds, I thought Fired Brick would do it but it came out brighter than I expected. 

Each flower is four stamped, embossed and inked pieces excluding leaves.  I shaped the flowers with my fingers.  I stamped the sentiment in the same ink as the inside of the flowers aMuse French Roast pigment ink.

I stamped the poppy buds with Colorbox Pistachio and embossed with clear powder as I did all the images.  I didn't want the buds to overpower the flower cluster so I picked a green that more closely matched the green in the paper versus the green in the leaves.  I masked in a few places as the bud and the stem were separate stamps.  All the stamps used came from the same set.

I loved how this tag has a neat envelope.

Quick Quotes Spring Showers papers
Sheena (Crafter's Companion) Poppy Victorian Floral stamps and dies (several years old)
Colorbox Pistachio pigment ink
a Muse French Roast pigment ink
Tim Holtz Distress ink:  Wild Honey, Fired Brick and Mustard Seed
Spellbinders Label die
Judikins clear embossing powder
masking tape

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch 


Monday, April 27, 2020

Classic Disney Flowers~Bitten By the Bug 2's Flowers Challenge

Flowers! yep, when I searched flowers in Cricut Design Space this precious character appeared.  I though perfect to make a card for my nephew.  Since I lost that Abby Cadabby card for Valentine's I definitely owe him one.

I used a couple of Cricut cut mats on which to layer Flowers.  I used the more masculine colors from the cut to suit a card for my nephew.

Cricut Classic Disney, Elegant Edges, Anna Griffin Seasonal Soirees
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink 
misc card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to play along with Bitten By the Bug 2's Flower challenge for the next two weeks.


Sunday, April 26, 2020

Cricut Rockin' Good Birthday card

I am not sure one could receive a more personalized card. I created this birthday card for a friend of mine.  He's obviously the drummer for the band Smoke Healer.  I even flipped the image in CDS since he is a left handed drummer.  I used a deep purple paper for the drums close to the color of his kit but it is so dark it is hard to distinguish. 

I also used an actual photo of his drum with the logo.  I put the drum set on pop dots and layered on some super cool background paper. I stamped the sentiment and puched it out.

Cricut Indie Days-drum image
Our Daily Bread Designs Rock Star sentiment
Stampin Up punch and Black ink
Marah Johnson paper
metallic, shimmer and other card stocks

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/04/249-aud-sentiments-10th-birthday.html until 4/27x

https://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-134-music.html until 4/28

https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/04/b-is-for-boys-card.html until 5/6x

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2020/04/happy-birthday-or-fun-fold-or-both.html until 5/10x

http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com/2020/04/april-challenge.html until 5/10 (3/5)x

Thank you for stopping by today.


Friday, April 24, 2020

Creative Memories Vintage Chic Ryman Auditorium layout

This double page layout is of my trip to the Ryman Auditorium.  These photos are from the inside of the theater.  I started with the gorgeous 3-D music stickers.  I paired it with some pretty gold and white papers.  I made borders with other papers from the collection so everything coordinated beautifully. 

Here is the sketch I used from the Creative Memories World Wide Virtual Crop

A photo of my set list.

Creative Memories Vintage Chic Power Palette including papers and embellishments
Creative Memories gold metallic sticker letters
Jolee's sticker embellishments
gold paper
gold washi tape

I would like to enter this layout in the following challenge:

L-layered stickers
O-one tab embellishment
W-washi tape
E-embossed paper
R-Ryman Auditorium
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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Creative Memories Vintage Chic Nashville layout

Hello and welcome to another downtown Nashville layout.  This one is from an afternoon stroll down Printer's Alley.  We had a grand time in the neat spaces of the alley.

Here is the sketch I used from the Creative Memories World Wide Virtual Crop.

I created a journal card with tab to be pulled out of the pocket.  I used lacey sticker ribbon and super old Creative Memories Cruise stickers.  I never thought I would find a use for those boa stickers.

Creative Memories Vintage Chic Power Palette collection
Creative Memories embossed card stock
Creative Memories Cruise stickers and sticker letters
white card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

C~Creative Memories papers
R~removable journal card
O~One page layout
C~card stock
U~U in Blues (on sign)

Thanks so much for stopping by


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Cricut Rock in Peace with DCWV Tie Dyed stack

One more card using DCWV Tie Dyed stack and a sketch. This is another card I used a Cricut cut.  I regretted immediately creating three of these cuts.  I should always make one first!  However, I did end up with 6 images because I was able to use the negatives.  I only created two cards with the Stick it Down sketch,  I love how they turned out.

Here is the sketch

I had to use the negative to get these line lines lined up...very thin.

Love this paper as the background.

Halloween Line Art Phrases
DCWV Tie Dyed stack
black card stock
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Cricut Summer Love and DCWV Tie Dyed stack

Welcome to my blog today.  I have a really neat Cricut cut that it currently FREE!  This Heart Hand image is from Summer Love.  Paired perfectly with scraps from the DCWV Tie Dyed stack.  I used a Spellbinders die to cut the square out of blue tie dyed paper.

Here is the sketch:

Cricut Summer Love
DCWV Tie Dyed stack
Spellbinders square die
Diana Larson's crinkle ribbon
misc card stock
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

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