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Showing posts with label guest dt. Show all posts

Monday, March 31, 2014

SNS April Reveal

It's time for the Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal.  This month there are 5 new rubber stamp sets that are being debuted: April ShowersEllie the Elephant, Flamingo Bay, Diamond Medallion, and Crackle Background.  All of these sets are 20% off the regular price until April 3rd.  The April Showers stamp set is available on Cling Mounted Rubber, as a digital image, and is also included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.

The first of the month also means it's time for our 
Designer Mystery Party!  

On April 3 five winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  No one knows who the five Mystery Designers are, so you'll want to visit each blog to leave a comment.  The winners will receive a new stamp set, and the choice of one embossing powder and glitter to go with their new set.

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges.  This month, if you use a Sparkle N Sprinkle image in your Challenge project, not only will you become a Featured Artist, but your name will be entered in a separate drawing for 3 Ultra Fine Glitters and/or Embossing Powders.

Now onto my project.  It was a tough decision as to which stamp set to showcase today, but I decided on Ellie the Elephant.  She comes with some wonderful sentiments and decided to create a 3D candy jar for a belated birthday gift.  In addition to using the "Sorry I forgot" sentiment, I also used the "Just for You" sentiment from this SNS stamp set (a great collection of various sentiments).

To start off, I colored the image with Copic markers and fussy cut it out.  Next I die cut two Candy Jars from the Sizzix Candy Jar die and used one of the new embossing powders coming soon from SNS: Copper Flame (EP453).  This is a new mix called "mixed media embossing powder" and you'll want to cover an entire area with it.  It leaves a black halo around it, so you wouldn't really want to stamp with it.  I love it because I can get different looks, depending on how long I heat set it.  You can see from the photo (you can click on it to enlarge it), that parts are completely melted and parts are rough and bumpy.  In some of the areas that are bumpy, I added a bit of green Copic marker to give it a copper verdigris look.  I also drew in the rings of the pedestal for a more realistic look.   Copper Flame embossing powder was added to both the front and back panels.  For the inside portions of the box, I adhered a strip of 1/2" Tear-ific tape and applied Blue Jewel glitter to both sides.  I added a Chevron strip (MFT die) covered with Cloud Nine Velvet glitter on top of the  Blue Jewel.

The small tag sentiment is die cut from a Sizzix die.  After stamping the sentiment, the entire tag is covered with Glossy Accents.  I immediately sprinkle some Cloud Nine glitter into the wet Glossy Accents to give it added sparkle.  After stamping the "Just for You" sentiment, I went over the letters with a Sakura glue pen and covered it with more Cloud Nine velvet glitter.

To finish it off, I added a thin piece of cellophane (recycled from some packaging that held dies) to the front of the "jar", so it would look like a glass candy jar; or you could also use a thin sheet of acetate.  (You can see the reflection in the photo on the left.)  All that's left is to add some treats and give it to the recipient.

Here's the Blog Hop order this month.  The winners of the SNS blog hop will be announced on April 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

Anne Temple  (you're here)
Steff Munnings - new designer!

Now it's time to head on over to Anita and see what she has created for you.  Don't forget to leave everyone a comment for your chance to win. And remember, if you play in our Creative Challenge this month and use a SNS image, you're name will be in a drawing for some fabulous goodies!

I'm also entering this in the Pumpkin Spice Challenge, use an elephant or pink and gray.

edited: This project was showcased on Eileen Hull's blog, the creator of the Sizzix Candy Jar die.  You can see it here:

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Driving by

I'm a bit sad to say this is my last project for Stamp-by-Step  as their guest designer for the month of May.  For this project, I used a stamp set by  Our Craft Lounge called Holiday Cruiser.  Technically, this set was designed for Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas themed projects.  But I thought the woman (the witch) also looking like she was enjoying a fun drive in the country with the top down on her convertible.  Now would you have guessed that she was supposed to be a witch?  It's all about the coloring.

I fussy cut my image out and then pop dotted it onto papers cut with Spellbinder's Classic Diamond (#5,7) shape.  My card base shape is a bit different as well.  I was playing around, not really with anything specific in mind, and this was the end result.  I must say, I'm very happy with it.  

Basically, you begin with a sheet of cardstock that, when you fold it in half, becomes a square (4"x8"; 5"x10", 6"x12" - you get the idea).  Next I folded the top right corner toward the bottom left corner, but not all the way so it would leave a bit of a border.  I adhered my image to that folded down edge.  An extra step I decided to do was to adhere this complete card to a slightly larger square panel of cardstock to give it an added dimension.  I chose the same colored cardstock and inked the edges of the main card so it would stand out.  This additional piece of cardstock isn't necessary, but I liked the way it looked, especially when the card was opened.  Maybe we can call it the Anne-fold technique since there is a Joy fold card too    :-)   or there might already be something out there similar to this fold, but I've not come across it.

Here's the inside, which is covered by the front panel image when the card is closed.  Since the sentiments in the stamp set were all holiday related, I created my own on the computer.

I just want to give a big thank you to Cheryl for asking me to be her guest designer this month at Stamp-by-Step.  I have had a lot of fun and have thoroughly enjoyed making all these projects.  Hope you've enjoyed them too and maybe gotten a few ideas along the way as well.

Copics used: T1, T2, T3, T6, T7, Y32, Y35, Y38, BG000,Y02, R24    E00, E01, E11, R20    B21, B26    R22, R35, R59

Monday, May 23, 2011

friends are like flowers.... can never have too many. 

Today I'd like to share another project I created as guest designer for Step-by-Step.    Spellbinder's Labels Eleven was used to cut the focal point background and Distress Ink (Bundled Sage) accents the edges.  The "friend' is a metal word that I've had in my stash for a bit and I colored it with Copic marker 110 to make it black.  (The original silver color didn't pop at all.)  I added a punched border to either side of the Label and a bit of ribbon to finish it off. 

You can find most of the supplies used in this project in the store, including the Spellbinders dies, and lots of other things as well.

I also want to let you know that Stamp-by-Step and Dude Time Doodles have partnered together to offer you discounts.  Stamp-by-Step is offering a 10% discount to DTD shoppers. The code is DTD10 and anyone who shops will receive the discount in addition to the great sales that are already in full swing.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Summer fun - Stamp by Step project

How many of you played with pinwheels when you were a kid?  I know I did and had lots of fun making it go round 'n round.  I wanted to create that same fun feeling for today's project as well as the guest designer at Stamp-by-Step.

I adhered two pieces of patterned paper together to make my own double sided paper for the pinwheel.  There are lots of tutorials out there on how to make one, but it's pretty simple.  Take a square sheet of paper, figure out where the center is and cut a slit from each corner toward the center on a diagonal.  Don't go all the way to the center though, leave a bit of space (maybe 1"-2").  Fold each point up to the center and attach.  I threaded a brad into a button to decorate the center of my pinwheel.

I don't usually decorate the inside of a card, but this time I did.  Here's what the inside looks like:

Hope this fun card brings back fun summer memories for you as well.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Guest DT Stamp-by-Step Project

I have two projects to share with you today as guest designer for Stamp-by-Step.  The first project uses a rubber stamp set from Penny Black.  This is such a sweet image and can be with or without the sentiment, making it very versatile.  This works well for both a Mother's and/or Father's Day card.

The image is colored with Copics and the sentiment is stamped and distressed with Distress Inks.  Both the image and sentiment are cut with Spellbinders dies (Deckled Rectangles and Ribbon Tag Trio).  I also distressed and inked the edges of the patterned paper as well.  Added a bit of ribbon, a few brads, and voila!

Here is my second project for you today, where I've used a number of Spellbinder dies to create this Thank You card. Lacey Circles (#1,2) were used to create the flower. These are very easy to make. Cut out the circles, lightly spritz them with water, and crinkle them up a bit. Once they have dried, pierce the center of each circle, layer them, and insert a brad in the center. You can uncrinkle them a little or a lot, until you're happy with the results. I like the decorative edge the lacey circle #2 gives to the outside layer of the flower.

Next, I used Labels Eleven (#6) to cut the center out of the front card panel and placed my patterned paper cut with the same die on the inside of my card. I also cut another piece of cardstock with the same die, folded it like a mini envelope and attached it to the patterned paper, clasping it with twine and a button.

Here's the inside of the card, when opened.  I attached a page from a very old book as my background paper, adhered the Label and my sentiment.

Happy Mother's Day

Sunday, May 1, 2011

M is for MOM; G is for Guest Designer!

I'm so excited!   I was asked to be the Guest Designer at Stamp-by-Step for the month of May. I'll be sharing different projects with you each week.  Almost all the supplies in each project can be found at the store.

Since Mother's Day is next week (better get those gifts ready!), my first project is for all the moms.  I decided to make a criss-cross card (here's a tutorial) to better showcase the image of a mom surrounded by little ones. 

This is what the card looks like when you pull up on the ribbon to reveal the image (and any sentiment you wish to add).  I love all these bright papers and the old fashioned feel of this image.

Be sure to come back next week to see what else I've created with products from Step-by-Step.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Guest Designer for AiFactory


I am thrilled to be a guest designer for AiFactory today!  The challenge theme is For The Boys, so your project should have a masculine feel to it.  That's easy for me since I live in a house full of guys (including all the animals).

I incorporated parts of three different images for my project today, plus I added a few things made with my Cricut machine and the Old West cartridge.  This cartridge had so many different icons that could have easily gone with my project, but I chose the Wanted Poster and the Lil' Cowpoke images.  For the poster, I distressed it with Antique Linen and Old Paper Distress inks.  I cut out the part of the saying I wanted and used Stickles to highlight the letters.

This handsome cowpoke (which is pop dotted for added dimension), the "wanted", and the cactus are all colored with Copic markers.  I fussy cut each piece out so I could make my own WANTED poster.  Here is a close-up so you can see some of the details. 

Head on over to AiFactory and see all the other wonderful creations made by the design team and then link up your own creation.  Thanks for visiting!

Copics used: E00, E01, E11, R20    E35, E37, E59    E43, E29    YR21, YR12    R14, R24, R29, R89    B93, B95,      YG 01, YG06, YG03, E11, E21    spica glitter pen