Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Spring Is Calling (Rozy Smith)

Spring Is Calling
by Rozy

Floral Clutch Card is made using Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden Paper. Form the base with Bo Bunny Polka Dot Paper. Cut scalloped flap using Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders 2. Adhere glitter dots along the edge. Decorate with Anna Griffin Washi tape as desired.

Stamp two panels with Frantic Stamper Johnny Jump Ups and color with Prisma pencils.
Using Yellow, Twilight and Peacock Stickles, embellish colored flowers. Cut one plain panel for use inside card. Attach panels to the card.

Cut out Petite Leaves Die with green and yellow DCWV Pastel glitter paper. Place on the front panel amongst the flowers.

Using Bird On Pussy Willow Die cut out two, one using Gold Holographic paper, one using Blue Holographic paper. Cut out the bluebird and attach to the gold branch. Attach to the flap.

Apply sentiment of choice. Adhere a small butterfly.

Decorate inside as desired.

Use a decorative paperclip to close card flap.

Enjoy the new dies ladies! They are getting better all the time!

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Pretty in Pink (Kathy Berger)

Pretty in Pink
by Kathy Berger

I get together with some friends who love to make cards as often as I can. Once a month there is a meeting hosted by one of the gals over on the Peninsula, and I travel from the East Bay to join them as often as my bum leg permits. We have a pot luck and visit, and make shoe-box projects. This was my shoe-box card for this month.

Everything that was die-cut on it was done with Frantic Stamper Precision Dies (see below for the list of dies used) EXCEPT for the large pink layer; that used a Spellbinders die. The embossing folder was an Anna Griffin folder. Patterned paper is by Authentique; solid colors are Bazzill. Pearls were by Hero Arts. Ribbon is from Offray. The ink used to color the flowers and butterfly, which were cut from white card stock, are Momento Desert Sand and Angel Pink inks.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Lavender Butterfly (Lis Whiting)

Lavender Butterfly
by Lis Whiting

I love to use butterflies on my cards. They make a great 3-D addition and add a bit of whimsy to any card.

I have several butterfly dies.  After Rozy made so many beautiful butterflies ((see the Frantic Stamper Facebook post on 5-12-14), I decided that I wanted to make a card or two using the FS dies.

I wanted my card to be non-traditional. I started with a black and white striped paper added to an ivory card base.  I added some patterned lavender paper which I also used to cut out the intricate butterfly.  I also used one of the new photo card sets (ADORE).  I only used the photo card itself and cut it twice; once in gold glossy and once in gold shimmer.  I took the cut-outs From the gold shimmer and added them back into the gold glossy and added to my card.  This is the anchor for my pretty butterfly.

To keep the color theme going, I used the solid butterfly die to cut out a gold glossy butterfly then layered the lavender butterfly on top.

I added some bling and some ribbon to finish.

I love the way this card turned out with the vertical and horizontal lines.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hot Air Balloon Card (Sharon Jeffs)

Hot Air Balloon Card
by Sharon Jeffs

This year Ranger released a tool onto the market that is absolutely brilliant for creating a cloudy sky background.  This tool is called a Distress Marker Spritzer and works by attaching an uncapped marker into the cradle, tightening the locking screw and them squeezing the end.  This expels air that forces ink out of the markers tips and onto the surface of whatever you are pointing it at!

In playing with this rather cool tool, I made a background that reminded me of a cloudy sky and a perfect background for my hot air balloon card.

To create a background like mine, spritz three different blue colours randomly over some of the surface of the card.  Don't be too concerned about colouring every inch since lighter areas will appear cloudy!

Once finished, spritz the surface with a small amount of water to allow the colours to blend and mix.  

Finally, use a heat tool to dry the surface.  The inks will dry randomly across the surface, leaving white areas that look like clouds!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Butterfly Mania Note Cards (Rozy Smith)

Butterfly Mania Note Cards
by Rozy

Use white cardstock to make the 6 little notecards (link to instructions by Kathy Berger) or use pre-made card bases.

Randomly stamp cards with a trio of colors using the Frantic Stamper Butterfly stamp. Use the Frantic Stamper Lace Background stamp and light green, stamping over complete surface area, then spritz with Tattered Angel Sun Sisters glitter mist. Let dry. Distress edges with Gathered Twig ink.

Embellish away girls! Remember my motto, "more is better"!

Monday, June 09, 2014

A Bear in the Mountains (Lis Whiting)

A Bear in the Mountains
by Lis Whiting

I love the country, hiking and outdoors in general.  I've done a lot of camping with my family when I was young so this panel die is really great for sending my dad a Fathers Day card.

Although the panel die is really great all by itself, I wanted t add some real dimension and "forest" feel to it. Here's how I made my card.

I actually used two different panels for this card.  The bottom is the sun and rays cut out a sunburst panel out of gold gloss and layered onto a bright blue panel. I also cut out just the round sun out of bright yellow glitter card and attached it to the gold glossy panel with glue dots. The blue mat was then adhered to a slightly larger rust colored mat and then onto my card base.

I cut my bear scene from dark brown cardstock.  I recut the small tree several times (just that section) using dark green suede paper.  I also cut the Oregon Fir Tree die using dark green suede paper.  I cut just the top of this die several more times.  What can I say, I like trees!  Last but not least I cut the "fence post" (doubles for a log to me!) in rust and in dark brown.  I added more of the mountain trees in back and in front of the original, which I covered in green suede paper.  I added the large tree between the two "logs" and added yet more young trees by the logs.

I used mounting tape for most of this section. After this top part was done, I mounted it using more mounting tape to the card base/sunburst panel.

I really love all the small trees and the logs. It gives a mountain top feel (for me at least).


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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

"Peacock Wonder" (Rozy Smith)

"Peacock Wonder"
by Rozy

Time to make a special birthday card!

The base of the card is called a Fun Fold with a circular base so that it will sit on a shelf. Paper used in this project is Kaiser Craft's Limelight Collection with its beautiful green shading! Frantic Stamper dies used are Proud Peacock, Peacock Feathers, Fantastic Feathers & Ivy Scroll.

Form the card base using a 6 1/2" circle, score, and fold in half. Cut a 6 1/4" circle out of the Limelight paper and apply to front and back of card.

Die cut Proud Peacock out of gold foil. Also die cut feathers out of silver glitter paper and green foil. Layer pieces together. If desired (you know Rozy) apply bling!

Cut out bases of your choice for the Happy Birthday sentiment and decorate with black Ivy Scrolls.

Fussy cut leaves from the paper collection and adhere. 

Cut Fantastic Feathers from gold and green foils, score down center and fold for dimension. Cut out "3" Peacock feathers from silver glitter paper, and from gold and green foil papers. Place as desired.

Attach a tag on the right, and add some flowers and a butterfly.

Voila! Have fun with this one, the more layers the better!

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Sunday, June 01, 2014

Party Like a Rock Star (Rachelle Green)

Party Like a Rock Star
by Rachelle Green

Often times a project come together just as I intend but for the most part it's not a fast process. Well I can finally say that I literally put a card together in about ten minutes. I was lounging around earlier a got this idea in my head. I couldn't get the stamp out of my mind and realized I had the perfect image to make it come to life. Enter the Frantic Stamper Rock Star Die. I cut the image and used both a white Gelly Roll pen and glitter pen to add "frets and strings." I finished it off with some mini rhinestone bling. I stamped the sentiment onto a Frantic Stamper Ticket stub and outlined it with faux stitching. The final touch was the rhinestone star. The card is about as clean and simple as I ever do. Combined that with papers and an embossing folder from my stash and voila!

Party Like a Rock Star. I hope you enjoy it.

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