Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Happy Birthday to You (Jeni Allen )

Happy Birthday to You
by Jeni Allen

I started the card by smooshing some distress inks onto my craft mat and then misting it with some water. I laid my watercolor paper into the ink and loved the result as it dried!! I stamped my greeting on the bottom of the panel. I cut my Hot Air Balloon from some double sided foam adhesive sheets, then again out of white cardstock. I took the release paper off the front of the balloon and added a transparency, then cut my transparency with scissors and attached the white cardstock to the front of the transparency. I turned the image over and added my glitter, just using a rolled up piece of paper to direct the glitter, so it didn't go everywhere! I VERY slowly pulled off the release paper from the back of the balloon and then took my water colored background and laid it on top of the balloon--so I didn't need to worry about spilling the glitter!

*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Just Keep Swimming (Rachelle Green)

Just Keep Swimming
by Rachelle Green

Once again a project came out just as I envisioned it. I always have miscellaneous "water" paper in my stash. I started with a 4" x 5 1/4" background. I used the same paper along with Frantic Stamper Stitched Scene Builder Edgers and foam squares to add dimension to the "water." After cutting out the fish with the Angel Fish set of 2 dies, I traced the dies onto some iridescent adhesive paper from my stash, glued the two layers together and then attached to the water. Using the Ocean Floor Icons die set and small amounts of my favorite foil and Kraft cardstock I cut and attached them to further complete the scene. Finally I added iridescent sequins as air bubbles, bling for the eyes and the sentiment to finish off my underwater scene.

*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sweet Rosette (Ann Greenspan)

Sweet Rosette
by Ann Greenspan

I have several female relatives with birthdays coming up soon and very few cards that I could use for these occasions, so I decided it was time to make some spring looking birthday cards.  I also haven't made a rosette in a long time; I love rosettes so much and how they look on a card or hanging on a wall.

The rosette was made using the Frantic Stamper Scalloped Border Trio as the fancy edge.  I simply cut the scalloped border with all the holes in it on a strip of paper that was 2" x 10" long.  I had to cut the border twice in order to have it cover the entire 10" of paper but that was easy enough to do.  Just line up the first scallop on the die with the last scallop that was cut so that it fits right into the cut.

Once the edge of the strip was completely die cut, I placed it on my scoring board and scored every 1/4".

Then I assembled the rosette, fan folding the score lines every other way and adhering it together at the ends.

To top the rosette, I simply punched out a 1.5" pinking circle with white paper then a 1.25" scallop on the mint paper.  I layered on a flower made using the Frantic Stamper Petite Layering Posies and put some of the Frantic Stamper Petite Leaves on for extra detail.

The final step was to die cut the Frantic Stamper Sweet die and adhere it using a glue pen.

*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Congrats (Jeni Allen)

by Jeni Allen

Hello there!! Do you have any graduates in your life this school year? I have a perfect idea for a card for you to make!! I was so excited to see this awesome Star Border Die! Isn't is a good one!? I cut it a few times out of some colored cardstock, and attached them to my card front. Then I layered it onto some black cardstock and then to my card base.

I wanted a little something, but not too much, and I wanted to keep this a masculine card, so I pulled out my Congrats die, and cut it out of fun foam! It was a self adhesive sheet of foam, and it cut just fine, with a metal shim under my cutting plates. I LOVE the dimension that the foam brings to this card!! Here's a close up of the great dimension from the fun foam!

*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Thanks (Lynn Mangan)

by Lynn Mangan

I think there is a certain elegance to white on white cards.  The detail on the Quatrefoil Card Panel is absolutely perfect for the white on white trend.  Since this is a pretty intricate die, I used a double sided adhesive on the card stock before I die cut it.  It made adhering it to the card base super easy.

When I popped out the negative pieces of the die cuts, they were perfect to add a few little flowers.  I used distress inks to ink up the flowers and the leaves.  The leaves were made by cutting the small negative pieces in half.  The flowers were finished up with a few enamel elements.

The final touch was to stamp the sentiment on the wavy banners.  This will quickly go to a co-worker for doing a fantastic job.

*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Sweet Baby (Jen Carter)

Jen Carter Frantic Stamper Sweet Star Card Panel

Sweet Baby
by Jen Carter

When I started this card I had a baby theme in mind but it could be used for other occasions as well. I used the Star Card Panel die to cut my gray background.  I cut the panel twice more using soft pink and yellow cardstocks as well. I then chose to poke out some of the gray stars randomly and then inserted the yellow and pink stars in their place. I used tape on the back to secure everything in place.

Jen Carter Frantic Stamper Sweet Star Card Panel Closeup

I added the Sweet Word Die in a light gray to the cardfront.  I then used two of  the stars from the pink & yellow panel to create a popped up die to hang from the top of my card.  I love hanging things from my cards!  I popped the entire card front up with dimensionals.

Super simple! Thanks for visiting!

*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.


Friday, May 08, 2015

"You Are My Anchor" (Rozy Smith)

"You Are My Anchor"
by Rozy Smith

Start with a Pearlescent Blue card base.

Paper Collection used is Graphics 45 "By the Sea".

Choose the focal picture & layer with Coral Gingham paper and attach to card front.

Die Cut (2) Bubble Borders from teal foil paper, glue to white vellum. Fussy cut around the bubble border, adhere to the top left and bottom right of card.

Decorate with Blue Polka Dot ribbon, an anchor, starfish and colored pearls.

Very easy card; give it a try. Have fun creating with the all the new dies!


*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Masculine Happy Birthday (Rachelle Green)

Masculine Happy Birthday
by Rachelle Green

I love it when a product inspires me to make a masculine card of any kind and these new dies did exactly that. Using "Bob's Old Truck" (FRA-Die-09487), and "Jeans Pocket" (FRA-Die-09484) along with "Wavy Banners" (FRA-Die-09475) with a sentiment and banner stamp from the newly started Frantic Stamp acrylic stamps sets this was a fast and fun creation. The background paper is from my stash as is the tiny license plate. Finally I loved the opportunity to add bling to a masculine card in the way of "wheels." Just perfect and still masculine.

*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Four Up Square Cards (Ann Greenspan)

Four Up Square Cards
by Ann Greenspan

Frantic Stamper has a die called Four Up Square, Series #2 that cuts out four equally sized squares that are 1.25" each.  They cut out looking like a window with a pane down the middle both horizontally and vertically.  This makes for using the die as a mask for stamping, as a template for adhering the square cut outs back into their spaces perfectly, or just embossing around the edges of the die with a stylus for a window effect or for the impression of the outer frame.

This first card was made using the die as a mask.  I cut out the die on a piece of 4 x 5.25" cardstock, centering it from side to side but keeping the die more toward the upper portion of the carstock so I could leave room under it for a stamp.

Cut out the die for a mask on white cardstock.  Place the mask over the blue card panel and stamp right over the two.

Remove the mask and you will have 4 perfectly sized stamped squares:

Finish the card as you desire.  I chose to stamp some of the butterflies and a greeting from the Frantic Stamper Unmounted Butterflies stamp set.  I also used the die to emboss around the squares by placing the blue cardstock back into the die and running a stylus all around the outer edge of the die:

This second card was made using the die again as a mask but this time stamping individual butterflies on the squares, allowing the mask to guide my stamping:

Remove the mask, then cut out a second four up square but this time on blue card stock:

Stamp a greeting at the bottom of the card from the same stamp set:

This third card was made using the Four Up Square die as a template to place the cut out squares back on to my card panel right in the position they should be in:

Cut out the die on white cardstock for your template, positioning the die at the top of the card so you have room for a stamp under the four squares.  Then cut out the Four Up Squares on blue cardstock.  Stamp a butterfly on each of the blue squares and reposition them back onto the card using the white template:

Once all 4 squares are back on the card, remove the template and save it for future use:

*** Materials for this project available at www.franticstamper.com.