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Vintage Woody Car Beach Scene

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.

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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.

Making a Vintage Woody Car Beach Scene is so much funI 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.

It's so easy to make a Vintage Woody Car Beach Scene

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. 

Eyelet Framed Die Cut Flower Card

I have a feminine eyelet framed die cut flower card to share with you today.  Framing a floral arrangement on a card front adds interest and another element of interest.  My project today was made using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Bunch of Flowers, Curvy Leaves, and the Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Circle Stackables

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I started by attaching the Lollipop layer to the card base using mounting tape.  I created a double matted frame using the largest of the eyelet circle die and a Nestabilities Classic Circle and attached the two layers together using small pieces of mounting tape. I used the negative piece of what cardstock left from the eyelet frame cut to attach to the back of the frame using mounting tape and then attached it to the card base using ATG adhesive.

Would you like to learn to make framed die cut flower cards

The flower sections were formed using my stylus and molding pad and attached together using glossy accents.  I attached the flowers to the card base using glossy accents and finished them by adding drops of white Nuvo Crystal Drops.  Hint:  I have a small section of non-stick craft sheet that I use to apply drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops in several different sizes and my regularly used colors.  It is a handy way to have them ready to use rather than making them and waiting for them to dry.  I use the tip of my paper piercer to pick the drop off the sheet and then attach in the flower center using glossy accents.  I formed the leaves gently with my fingers and tucked them in around the flowers and attached with glossy accents.

Making framed die cut flowers is really easy

I think this would be perfect to use for a birthday, get well or thinking of you card.  Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have been inspired to make your own framed die cut flower card.

Ten Year Anniversary Blog Candy Winners

Good Wednesday morning.  I am so happy and excited to announce my anniversary blog candy recipients .  There were 136 comments and Random.Org did a quick job of picking the winners. Thank you so much for your support and for taking the time to comment and helping me celebrate.  Please send me your mailing address to me at [email protected]

Lisa, comment number 84 is the first winner chosen and will win the Art Impressions Trifold sets.

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Karen Wallace, comment number 75 and winner of the Chameleon pens.

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Cynthia Clark, comment number 135 and winner of the Elizabeth Craft assorted dies.

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Linda S W, comment number 103 and winner of the Memory Box Frame Dies.

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Sue Lutz, comment number 62 and winner of the assorted Memory Box Dies.

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Maria Alba Negron, comment number 63 and winner of the My Favorite Things assorted dies.

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Lucy E., comment number 68 and winner of My Favorite Things stencils.

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Geri S., comment number 73 and winner of the Spellbinders assorted 1 dies.

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Alba, comment number 125 and winner of the Spellbinders assorted 2 dies.

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Ann D., comment number 4 and winner of the Tonic assorted dies.

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I will look forward to hearing from each of you.  There may be a slight delay in getting your gifts in the mail as I am having eye surgery today and will be out of commission for a few days.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

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Christmas Tree Tutorial with Evergreen Branches

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I cut the tree base 4 inches tall and 2.75 inches wide. I marked the top of the cardstock with my pencil and cut the sides off with my paper trimmer. I attached all the branches to the base using glossy accents.

I started by placing the first branch in the top center of the tree.

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For the second row I attached one branch to the left of center and one to the right of center.

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Continue the pattern of center, left right until the base widens.  You will then need to apply two left and two right.

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As the base widened I started adding three left and three right.  The final rows at the bottom were four left and four right.

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I attached the final row of branches to the bottom of the tree base by tucking them in under the second to the last row of branches.

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Before I started to dress the tree I lightly bent the lower sides of the tree back to curve out the center of the tree slightly. I decorated my tree with ribbon garland, tiny bows, candy canes and lots of red bling and white pearls. I love placing a gold star at the top of the tree and finishing it with a small multi loop bow.  When I was finished decorating the tree I attached it to the card base using double layers of mounting tape on the lower center  and a single layer of mounting tape on the lower sides and the top.

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Here’s a closer view of the finished tree.

When I got the tree, train and cats attached to the card base I felt the card looked really bottom heavy.  I decided to add a piece of white crimped cardstock molding across the top and finish with an evergreen garland and bows.  Thus….the over-the-top finished card.

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Leaves with Distress Inks

I have a fall card to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Leaves Set. and branches made using the Wide Tree.   I colored the leaves using distress inks and mini applicators.

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I cut the leaves using white cardstock.  I applied the different colors of ink in patches using the mini applicators.

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Once the leaf was totally covered with ink I went over the whole leaf using wild honey ink to smooth and blend out the edges of each color.

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I applied versa to each leaf, applied clear embossing powder and heated.

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I formed the leaves using my stylus and molding pad and attached with glossy accents.

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