Thursday, July 30, 2020

Will you be my Player 2 - Slimlime card | Lawn Fawn Fans Summer Youtube Hop #crescentcreation

Hello everyone 

Welcome back to another Lawn Fawn Fans Youtube Hop post. Today's theme is summer and I have created a trifold slimline Pirate theme card.

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As said its a summer theme hop, I tried creating a fun interactive card in pirate theme. So in today's card the recipient has to find the treasure by matching the "X" in the card with the treasure. Its simple "X" marks the spot. 

So here I created a window card in the front and added the "X" on the front panel. Now the treasure chest is at the inside of the card, and since its a trifold card, you have to close the card the other way round to match the treasure with the X

So my front panel has this boy with his pet bird holding a map piece which seems incomplete and he is confused. 

My second panel has a girl with her pet cat holding other piece of the map which has 2 layers but still looks incomplete and she cannot figure out the map. 

And the third panel is the panel where they both figure out that they have to play together to win the game/ find the treasure. 
Thats where they all change into their pirate attires to go reveal the TREASURE

And when both the panels are closed together upon each other the TREASURE is revealed. 

Now go here to watch the video tutorial on how I made this card on YouTube or just watch below. 

Copic Markers used - 

Palm Trees - YG99, YG97 YG93 YG91 E79 E29 E39 E17 E57 E33
Grasses - G28 YG17 YG03 YG01
Bird - BG07 BG15 Y15 YG01
Chest - E79 E29 E39 E17 E15 Y15 C7 C5 C3 YR23 Y06 Y02
Ship - E57 E25 E55 E43 E42 R39 R29 R24 
Water - BG10 BG01
Girl's hair - E18 E15 E13 
Boy's Hair - E39 E35 E33
Pirate Hat - W9 W7 W6 W5 C1
Cat - C7 C5 C3 C1 R22 
Skin - E13 E11 E00 R22

List of all the supplies used is in the Youtube description box. Thank you for visiting. Have a nice day. 

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Crafty Christmas Club Hop - July 2020

Hello everyone 

Welcome back. Today's post is a part of a hop. Since its 25th of the month we are bringing you some Christmas theme inspiration for you to get inspired and create holiday cards. 

Lately I have been enjoying making slimline cards and that's what I have for you all today. Slimline cards give you more real state to really elaborate your design and thats what I did today. I created an interactive card for you, extending a very fun rooftop design to the living room. 

So my design as you see here has a Santa on the rooftop of a house, getting in through the chimney to drop off the wonderful gifts, while his sleigh and reindeer are waiting on rooftop for him to return. 
You can see the Santa in the house through the window I created and when you move the interactive element, you can see the Santa on the rooftop.. I thought its a perfect design for Christmas. Let me know what you think of my card. 

You can see the making of this card in the video below or click here to watch on Youtube. 

Now take a few minutes to see what the rest of the Crafty Christmas Club has designed for July:

List of all the supplies used with links are in my Youtube description box. Please have a look. If you choose to shop my links you are not only supporting the small business that you love but also helping to keep this blog and YouTube channel going. THANK YOU. 

Friday, July 10, 2020

Create one of many cards - Christmas in July 2020

Hello crafty friends welcome back. 
Today’s post is a part of a hop called “Christmas in July 2020” and the theme of the hop is “Mass Production
And today I’m making 8 cards and showing you different ways of putting them together, some quick as well as some detailed work depending on how you want your finished cards to look and how much time you have in hand to create your cards. The design is pretty easy to mass produce and you can always add more to the design if you wish to..
I love everything about Christmas, it truly is the best time of the year. The holiday vibe, lights everywhere, red, green, white colors, winter clothes, yummy food and if you stay in a place where its snows then that's just icing on the cake. I used to stay in Saint Louis, MO and absolutely loved the winter time, all the snow and white everywhere, it was truly magical. Now I'm in San Francisco, California and it doesn't snow where I'm but it does snow if you drive just 4 hours away from my place which is kind of fun too.  

Next stop in the blog hop is - Tanya Boser

So now let's move to our cards. In today's cards I used Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Backdrop in both portrait and landscape style to create the winter scene. For bulk cards like this I really like to use any such dies where you get the whole scene started/set up just with that one die. It helps to create the scene faster, and looks like you have added a lot of work to it. I die cut 4 backdrops from each die giving me a total of 8 panels to work with using Neenah solar 80lbs white cardstock.
Then I used the negative part of those diecuts, which will be the sky for my scene, I heat embossed all 8 of those using clear embossing powder for 4 of them and embossing powder for rest 4 panels. Lastly I ink blended those panels using Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Speckled Egg Distress oxides. The places where there was heat embossing done, resisted the ink blending giving me a beautiful snowy sky which just looks magical to me.
Also I added some light blue color to those snowy hills using Tumbled Glass distress oxide inks. I also show you how to speed up this process by using copic markers instead of distress oxide inks, I almost gives you the same look, in half the time. I used B00 B01 and colorless blender copic markers for this. 

Next in the same die set you get houses and trees dies too. I die cut around 12-13 houses of each design so having total of 24-25 houses and around 45-47 trees in all sizes. 
There is a little die cutting involved in this step but this is what creates our whole scene so you cannot really let go off this step, but you can always reduce the number of houses n trees in a card, resulting in less work for you. But I like scene cards and it feels therapeutic to me to add in few extra work like that. 
Next I started with adding details to my trees n houses. I used light grey cardstock to die cut the houses and a dark green cardstock for trees. So for my trees I used YG99 and G28 copic markers to add some color to all the trees including E29 for the tree trunks. That just adding a little detail to all trees making them pop a little more. 
Next I took the house die cut and used YG25 copic marker to color the windows of each house and also W7 to color the doors and roof tops of the houses and lastly I used hickory smoke distress oxide ink along with my small blending brush to add some color to the building itself.. I felt the houses needed just a little color to make them look more dimensional. 
Lastly to make them look like they belong to our winter scene I added snow to all the house roof tops and tress using my Marvy snow marker. 
Now all is left is to assemble the houses. You can do this later while putting together the cards, but I like to finish this before hand as it makes the card assembly pretty easy and straight forward. 

Now it's time to assemble the card. I started with stamping my sentiment inside the cards. I used sentiments from HO HO HOLIDAYS stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I stamped inside "be filled with magic! Merry Christmas" I used black and red ink to stamp the sentiments in the inside. 

I used liquid glue to glue the hillside backdrop panels to my white card bases. And then I used liquid glue to glue all other elements to the cards. 

Watch the video below or click HERE to watch on YouTube. 

And that's it my cards are ready. I love how my cards look and very happy with the outcome. I hope you guys will give this a try to. Thank you for visiting, have a nice day. 

Sunday, July 05, 2020

Floral cards feat. Altenew Build-A-Flower Gardenia Stamp n Die set #CrescentCreation

Hello everyone

Welcome to another post and today I have created a floral card set using products from Altenew. I love altenew layering flower stamp sets and I'm slowly building my collection of those. They are easy to use and you can create some beautiful flower images in no time. That's what I love about layering stamp sets, less work and really good look. 

I used altenew mini ink cube sets to stamp the layered flowers and leaves. 
The inks I used are - 
Peach Flower - Tea Party Mini Ink Cube set - Coral Bliss, Heart Beat, Vineyard Berry
Yellow Flower - Pocketful of Sunshine ink cube set - Maple Yellow, Fresh Lemon, Citrus Burst
Teal flower - Sea shore mini Ink Cube set - Lagoon, Volcano Lake, Mountain Mist
Leaves - Green Valley Mini Ink Cube Set - Grass field, Shadow Creek, Mountain Mist

Watch the video on YouTube by clicking here or watch it down below.. 

List of all the products used is in the YouTube description box. Thank you for visiting. Have a nice day.

Interactive Ferris Wheel Card + Crescent Creation Fairly Awesome Digital Stamps June Release Hop

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