Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “I Adore You” design team Valentine challenge. The new line of Valentine stamps and dies are so pretty. I love the Heart Flourish framing the Hinged Heart die cut window with the small image from the String of Hearts set on the front and the larger heart and flower image inside the window.
I secured the stamps and white cardstock in my MISTI and stamped the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I cut the images out and colored them using Memento markers. I used the Hinged Heart die to cut the window opening on the white layer and cut a second Hinged Heart in red. I used my craft knife to cut the front flap of the red heart off and attached it over the white using glossy accents.
I placed a long section of 1/2″ double stick tape onto my table and rolled it up with my fingers to create an adhesive rope to attach the Flourish Heart to the card base. I tucked the larger heart image inside the heart window and attached with glue dots. I finished the card by adding white Nuvo crystal drops to the flower centers and around the board of the red heart.
Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge and see a complete list of our team payers go to the Impression Obsession Blog. You’ll see all the details there! A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog.
Kittie Caracciolo (that’s me)
Card size: 5.25” square
Making beach scenes are so much fun and I love using a large focal image like the Rubbernecker Vintage Woody car stamp and die. I enjoyed using the Rubbernecker Beach Master to add a few scenic elements. It’s hard to believe I worked with Rubbernecker Stamps to create the images for the Kittie Kits Beach Master more than ten years ago. Time sure flies by when you are having paper crafting fun.
I masked off the water line for the scene background using a piece of painters tape. I used a stylus and foam tip to apply the sand with Antique Linen ink and Tumbled Glass ink for the water. I removed the mask and sponged on a few clouds in the background. I cut a second sand piece with my deckle scissors. I stamped a few sections of sea oats to the sand area and stamped several sections of the sand image to add some texture to the scene. I applied white embossing paste to the water by tapping it lightly on the paper with my finger. I applied clear glitter while it was still wet to create a touch of sparkle. I applied a light touch of Cosmic Glitter Glue to the front sand piece and sprinkled with the clear glitter. The front sand layer was attached to the scene with mounting tape and the scene was attached to the blue layer with ATG adhesive.
I colored the woody with Copic and Distress Markers. When I was finished I added a few touches of rust to areas on the car using a mini applicator and Rusty Hinge in. I then then cut out the whole car out but eliminated the wheels. I stamped a second Woody, colored the wheels and then attached the main car over top of the wheel section using mounting tape. I wanted to create a little dimension between the body of the car and wheels. I hand cut the little surf board and attached in the window with glue dots. The car was tucked in behind the sand dune and attached to the scene with mounting tape.
I always have so much fun creating beach scenes and it was especially fun to use my Kittie Kits again. I appreciate you coming by today and I hope you have been inspired to create a vintage car beach scene of your own.
I enjoy creating a card with handmade die cut paper flowers and a delicate decorative frame. My project today was made using Becca Freeman’s Tallulah Frill Layering Frame Small set by Spellbinders along with Spellbinders Foliage and flowers made using the Succulent and Mum Flower set. I thought the monochromatic cream paper would be perfect to create an elegant floral project.
I used my magnetic platform to secure the two frame dies in place so I could cut them both at the same time. I used a layer of wax paper between the dies and cream cardstock to protect it from the dies leaving marks. I ran the platform through one direction and turned it around and ran through the opposite direction. I wanted to make sure I had a good cut since the dies are so intricate. I turned both frames face down and attached them together using 1/8″ double stick tape. I removed the tape, applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.
I formed the flowers using a stylus and molding pad and attached the sections together using glossy accents. The secret to creating dimensional flowers is using a good stylus and a fairly thick molding pad. I sometimes use two pads together so the petals roll well with being pushed down with the stylus. I formed the foliage leaves gently with my fingers and attached the sections to the card base using glossy accents. I added champagne pearls to the flower centers to finish.
Thank you so much for coming by today and I hope you are inspired to make your own handmade die cut paper flowers with an elegant decorative frame.