Friday, June 24, 2016

Seaside Summer Fun With a Faux Coral Necklace

Friday, June 24


MATERIALS:

Stazon Jet Black Ink
Prismacolor Pencils in Carmine Red, Scarlet Lake, Tuscan Red and Poppy Red
Black Sharpie
Chipboard (I upcycled a cereal box)
Manual Die Cut Machine
White Glue—I used Tombow MONO Adhesive
Small Hole Punch
2 Large Jump Rings
Jewelry Pliers
Blue Hemp
Assorted Beads and Pearls
Clasp

DIRECTIONS:

1) Place the coral stamp on the acrylic handle and stamp on white mixed media paper using the Stazon.

2)  Cut the image out, using the manual die cut machine and the coral die.

3) Using the coral die, cut an additional piece from the mixed media paper and 3 pieces from the chipboard.

4) Color the stamped image, making lots of layers and variations in colors.

5)  Use the small hole punch to create holes on both sides of one of the chipboard pieces.  If the holes turn out in the right place, you will use this as a template.  Otherwise, punch a different piece to create the template.

6) Using the punched chipboard, punch holes in the same place on all the pieces.

7)  Use the black sharpie to color the edges of all of the pieces.

8) Line up the pieces and glue them together.

9) Use the Versamark Pen on the edges of the piece. 

10) Cover the edges with black embossing powder and heat emboss.

11) Cover the top of the piece with ink by tapping it on the Versamark Ink Pad. 

12) Cover piece with clear embossing powder and heat emboss.

13)  Repeat steps 11 and 12 until you love the coral piece.

14) Place the jump rings into the holes.  You will use the pliers to open and close the rings by twisting them sideways.  Do not open them by pulling them apart at the cut.

15) Tie the middle of a very long string of hemp around a jump ring.  You will need at least 3 times the length you want it to end up.

16) Lay the coral high up on the table facing you. 

17) Lay one string on a table straight down towards you. 

18)  With the other string, create a triangle whose tail crosses the other string.  It should look like the number 4.

19) Pull the tail of the 4 under the first string and through the triangle.  Pull tight.

20) Repeat steps 17-19, adding a bead on the main string whenever you think it looks appropriate.

21) When the finished cord reaches about half of the total length you would like, tie on the clasp with both strings. 

22) Cut off the extra hemp.

23) Repeat steps 17-22 with the other side.

I hope you have enjoyed this Summer Seaside Fun Week.  Thanks for stopping in.  These are the other links for today:





Thursday, June 23, 2016

Seaside Summer Fun -- The Oi Oi Fish

The folks at Stampendous are having a Seaside Summer Fun week,  My post for today features a little undersea summer fun.  I used part of the Waves and Dots Stencil to look like seaweed and bubbles.

Here is how I made it.

MATERIALS:
Copic Markers in B97 Night Blue, Y13 Lemon Yellow, Y17 Golden Yellow, 100 Black, N7 Neutral Gray No. 7, W8 Warm Gray No. 8, N10 Neutral Gray No. 10
Chamelon Marker in BL6 Royal Blue
Spectrum Markers in DG2 and DG3
Removable Tape
Zip Dry
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
My Colors Card Stock in Poolside, Tropical Splash and Grasshopper
May Arts Ribbon
Manual Die Cut Machine

DIRECTIONS:
1)    Fold a piece of 6 3/8” by 9 ½ ” card stock so that the fold is on the side.
2)    Use the manual die cut machine and the fitted frames to cut a large frame from the tropical splash card stock.
3)     Tape the fish stencil face up on the cut out frame. Use one large piece across the top of the stencil initially.  It will be a hinge later.  Tape all the way around.
4)    Remove the Pearlescent embossing paste from the container with the palette knife and place on the paste spreader.
5)    Place the paste spreader on the top of the stencil and pull down towards you, filling the holes and keeping contact with the stencil at all times.
6)    Replace any extra paste into the container.
7)    Remove the tape from the bottom and sides of the stencil.
8)    Using the taped top as a hinge, carefully remove the stencil.  Let the paste dry.
9)    Repeat step 3 with the waves and dots stencil and the tropical splash card stock. 
10)                     Remove the regular paste with the palette knife and instead of placing it on the paste spreader, paste the left side and the bottom of the stencil.  You do not have to be particular about how the paste fills the holes, because it is supposed to represent the ever moving sea weed.
11)                     Repeat steps 7 and 8.  Let all the paste dry.
12)                     Color with the alcohol ink markers directly onto the paste.  You will see that the regular paste gives a matte finish and the pearlescent is a little shimmery.  Let the color dry.
13)                     Select a few of the white colored dots to make as “bubbles”.  Color them with the Versamark Pen and cover with the embossing powder.
14)                     Heat set the embossing powder.
15)                     Adhere the background to the folded card.

16)                     Assemble the card, using the foam squares to raise the fish above the card.

Thanks for stopping by.  Come back again tomorrow for something really different.  Here are the links to the rest of the posts for today:





Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Some Seaside Summer Fun--Shell Search

Summer officially starts this week.  In honor of the season, Stampendous is having a Seaside Summer Fun Week.  Here is my post, featuring the House Mouse critters:

Here's how I made it

MATERIALS:
Shrink Plastic
Sand Paper
Manual Die Cut Machine
Big Bite, or other strong hole punch
Prismacolor Pencils in French Gray 30% and 90% , Cool Gray 10%, 20%, 30%, 50%, 70% and 90%, White, Blush Pink, Deco Pink, Pink Rose, Spring Green, Lime Peel, Olive, Marine Green, Yellow Chartreuse, Dark Umber, Light Umber,  Sepia, Burnt Ochre, Orange, Pumpkin Orange, Terra Cotta, Sand,  Jasmine, Canary Yellow, Goldenrod, Light Aqua and Deco Aqua.
Zip Dry
Foam Squares
My Colors Card Stock in Tropical Splash, Poolside and Spearmint
Corregated Kraft Card Stock
Raffia in Green and Natural

DIRECTIONS:
1)    Fold a piece of 12” by  6 ” card stock so that the fold is on the top.
2)    Stamp the Shell Search image onto the mixed media paper with the Momento Ink.
3)    Color the image with the pencils.
4)    Stamp the Sentiment with Versamark Ink and cover with the embossing powder.
5)    Tap off the excess powder and heat emboss with tool.
6)    Sand one side of the shrink plastic.
7)    Stamp the other side of the shrink plastic with the shell image and the Stazon Ink.
8)    Use the manual die cut machine and the fitted frames die to cut a pretty frame around the sentiment.
9)    Use the die cut machine and the shell die to cut around the stamped shell image.
10)                     Color the back of the shell image with colored pencils.  Be sure to color with the white to make the shell opaque.
11)                     Use the hole punch to create a large hole in the plastic shell.
12)                     Use the heat embossing tool to shrink the shell.  Be sure to do this on a non-stick heat proof surface.
13)                     Adhere the image to a poolside mat and then to the corregated board.
14)                     Adhere the board to the background.
15)                     Push the raffia through the hole in the shell.
16)                     Tie raffia ribbon in place.
17)                     Attach the sentiment to the tropical splash card stock. 
18)                     Attach the sentiment with the foam squares to raise it above the background.

Thanks for visiting.  Stop by again tomorrow for a seaside card with stencils.  Here's a link list to the other posts for the summer fun today:







Thursday, June 9, 2016

Fran's Metal Stencils--Be Our Guest!

This week's Stampendous Theme is Fran's Metal Stencils.  I have to tell you that when I first saw the silverware stencil, I immediately thought of my trip to the Be Our Guest restaurant at Walt Disney World.  In fact, this card was inspired by that restaurant.  I am planning on using both of these stencils on a scrap book page of that experience one day.  I will make several pastings of the silverware and have them "dance" up a border.  Meanwhile, I will probably use the Fleur De Lis Stencil around all the edges.  I guess I will have to wait and see.....But, I digress.  This is the card I made for today:

Here is how I made it:

MATERIALS:
Removable Tape
Stamping Details Rubber Mat
Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
My Colors Card Stock in Black Suede, Caribbean Sea and Sea Foam
May Arts Ribbon
Manual Die Cut Machine

DIRECTIONS:
1)    Fold a piece of 8 ½” by 5 ½” paper so that the fold is on the side.
2)     Tape the Silverware stencil face up on the black card stock. Use one large piece across the top of the stencil initially.  It will be a hinge later.  Tape all the way around.
3)    Remove the embossing paste from the container with the palette knife and place on the paste spreader.
4)    Place the paste spreader on the top of the stencil and pull down towards you, filling the holes and keeping contact with the stencil at all times.
5)    Replace any extra paste into the container.
6)    Remove the tape from the bottom and sides of the stencil.
7)    Using the taped top as a hinge, carefully remove the stencil.  Let the paste dry.
8)    While the paste dries, tap the entire back of the Fleur De Lis stencil with the Versamark Ink Pad.  Then put the stencil, inked side up, on the bottom plate of your manual die cut machine.  Place the Caribbean Sea card stock, face down, over the top of the stencil.
9)    Cover the card stock with the Stamping Details mat and then the upper cutting mat on top.
10)                      Run the project through the die cut machine.
11)                     Pour clear embossing powder over the top of the embossed card stock and shake off the excess.
12)                     Heat set the embossing powder.
13)                     Use the Fitted Frames Die and your manual die cut machine to cut out some seafoam card stock.
14)                     Cut out the embossed silverware, trimming close to the images, but leaving a little black.
15)                     Trim the embossed card stock and adhere to a 5 ½” x 4 ½” piece of Caribbean Sea card stock.
16)                     Adhere the background to the folded card.
17)                     Stack and adhere the silverware, and attach it to the frame.
18)                     Tie the May Arts Ribbon around the silverware and frame.

19)                     Use the foam squares to raise the silverware above the rest of the project.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Here are the rest of the posts for today:


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Beach Basics--Shells on the Shore

This week's theme is Beach Basics, and I made a VERY beachy card for you:

Shells on the Shore

MATERIALS:
Beach Embossing Kit (I used colors Golden Sand, Baby Blue Pastel, Pacific Blue and Sky Blue)
Removable Tape
White Pearl Gems
DecoArt Media Paint in Yellow Oxide and Quinacridone Gold
Zip Dry
Scrapbook Adhesive Foam Squares
My Colors Card Stock in Spearmint, Tropical Splash, Sweetie Pie and Madarin.
Manual Die Cut Machine
DIRECTIONS:
1)    Fold a piece of 5 ½ ” by 8 ½ ” card stock so that the fold is on the side.
2)    Use the manual die cut machine and the Fitted Frames dies to cut out two sizes of frames—the larger from tropical splash and the smaller from spearmint.
3)    Stamp the phrase in the smaller frame with the Versamark Ink.
4)    Cover with the Pacific Blue Embossing Powder and shake off the excess.
5)    Heat emboss.
6)    Glue the smaller frame onto the larger one.
7)    Tape the small scallop stencil on the sweetie pie card stock.
8)    Tap the Versamark Ink over the stencil, being sure to get the small areas.
9)    Remove the stencil.
10)                     Pour Ivory embossing glitter over the top and shake off the excess.
11)                     Heat emboss using the tool.
12)                     Cut closely to the image.
13)                     Repeat steps 7-12 three times.
14)                     Repeat steps 7-12 with the starfish stencil, mandarin card stock and Nutmeg Embossing Powder.
15)                     Cut a 4 ¼” by 5 ½” piece of the spearmint card stock.
16)                     Place the large wavy end of the Picasso stencil up in the left corner.
17)                     Rub the Versamark Ink pad on the card stock in the upper left hand corner and up onto the stencil.
18)                     Remove the stencil, and pour a color of blue embossing powder over the ink.
19)                     Heat set using the embossing tool.
20)                     Repeat steps 16-19, moving the stencil down, starting the ink under the last color, and changing colors each time, until you reach about halfway down the card stock.  This does not have to be perfect.
21)                     Adhere a couple of the shells and the pearls in the area that will be the beach.
22)                     Color some of the embossing paste with the DecoArt paint until it looks like sand.  Use the palette knife to mix.
23)                     “Frost” the card with your palette knife.
24)                     Add the rest of the shells and the starfish while the project is still wet.  You can place them partially in the sand.
25)                     WHILE IT IS STILL WET, sprinkle some of the Golden Sand Embossing powder all over the “sand”.  Do not emboss.
26)                     Use the Versamark Ink pad all over the back of the stiletto stencil to create a resist.

27)                     Glue the top to the card.

Thanks for stopping by.  Here are the other links in the theme for the day: