Crafters canvas

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a good day! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #39 – Anything Goes + Open Technique! Remember, all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer an optional technique twist each month to get your mojo going! This month the twist is an open technique so you can use whatever technique you want for your project but just tell us what it is in your blog post. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten really inky so I created a mixed media canvas for my studio!

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I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this was! I absolutely love mixed media and don’t do nearly enough of it. This is an 8×8 stretched canvas that I covered with two coats of Gesso. I applied embossing paste over a ruler stencil, and once dry, I added pink, orange, purple and green shimmer sprays which were really vibrant so I spritzed them with water to tone them down a bit. When those inks were dry, I splattered the entire front of the canvas with slightly-watered-down Copic white opaque ink on a fan brush and then stamped with a vertical words stamp set pressed into the Copic white opaque ink, leaving all the stamps on the plastic sheet, which yielded some cool white blotchy (illegible) letters.

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I stamped, colored and fussy cut a pen, bottle of ink, bottle of glue, painter’s palette and brush, and tube of paint. I stamped sentiments in pink and green ink and die cut them – and discovered that those two inks aren’t waterproof… I somehow got a droplet of water on the sentiment stamped in green and was about to re-stamp it when I thought ‘nope, that just adds to the mess’ so I left it alone. I added a twine hanger constructed of three lengths of twine that I knotted every couple inches and attached with a screw on each side of the canvas.

I dug into my crafty stash and found several other items to compliment the stamped images and sentiments. Then the fun began… arranging everything on the canvas! I’m so loving how this turned out and can’t wait to hang it in my studio! Here are a couple more angled shots.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Craft-Dee BowZ: July Challenge
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #77 – July Anything Goes
5. QKR Stampede: #401 – Anything Goes
6. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Bright and Cheerful
7. Your Scrapbook Place: July Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White heavy base weight cardstock
Stamps: The Hedgehog Hollow Craft Together, Crafters Embellish and Vertical Words stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Mark-It markers- Key Lime, Tiki Hut Tan, Fandango Pink, Sunset Orange, Yellow Blaze, Rambunctious Red, Blue Skies Blue, Cloud Nine Grey, Polynesian Purple, Hot Aqua; Stampin’ Up Old Olive and Melon Mamba; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists- Party Pink, It’s Yellow, It’s Blue, Moss, It’s Orange; Copic white opaque ink, Posca white paint pen
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics B die set, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangles die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Canvas Corp 8×8 stretched canvas, Liquitex Gesso, The Hedgehog Hollow Ruler stencil, Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, Canvas Corp Burlap Flower, buttons and tiny heart charm from stash; 7 Gypsies Architextures Tall Base Chicken Wire, Stash Paque Create Ephemera, Old Scissors and Old Paint Brush Findings; Queen & Co. Baby Beads Toppings, Jute twine

I hope you’ve enjoyed this mixed media canvas and will link up a project with us this month! Use any technique you want but just be sure to tell us what you did in your blog post! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

For Someone Special

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! This month’s challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #38 – Anything Goes + Acrylic Block Stamping! Our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and we offer an optional technique twist each month just to inspire you! Our twist this month is stamping with an acrylic block! Yes you can, and it’s easy and fun! I created a ‘celebrate’ card that can be used for lots of different occasions, and features a gorgeous Gibson Girl image.

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I inked up an acrylic block with walnut stain distress ink, spritzed it with a little water, and ‘stamped’ it on 4×6 photo paper to create the background. When it was dry, I stamped the Gibson Girl in Jet Black StazOn ink. When that was completely dry (it took a little longer), I trimmed the image and adhered it to a tan panel which I adhered to a black card base. I created some photo corners with a 1/4″ circle punch and two small squares of cardstock cut diagonally. I stamped the sentiment and cut it with a flag die, which I layered on two more flag die cuts for dimension. I added a row of tiny black gemstones to finish the front.

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I embellished the inside panel with a strip of tan cardstock and layered the panel on the same tan cardstock, then stamped the sentiment in black ink.

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One more look… these Gibson Girl stamps are so beautiful! I really love the vintage feel of this card!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Addicted To Stamping and More: #391 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Crafty Friends Challenge: #136 – Add Embellishments (handmade photo corners and small black gemstones)
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: June Anything Goes
6. Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge – Make Your Own Background
7. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
8. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #440/441 – Anything Goes
9. Your Scrapbook Place: June Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock; GKD Black Onyx, Tan Leather and White cardstock; Canon 4×6 photo paper
Stamps: Flonzcraft Gibson Girl 01 stamp, Inspired by Stamping Petite Banners and Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp sets
Ink: Ranger walnut stain Distress Oxide ink, Jet Black StazOn ink
Dies/Punches: Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3, Stampin’ Up 1/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Tim Holtz distress sprayer, acrylic block, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice tiny black rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! Remember, the twist is never mandatory to play in our challenges! Even if you don’t want to play the twist, we’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

birthday wishes

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and May 1st! It’s time for a new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #37 – Anything Goes + Masking! As you know, our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and we offer an optional technique twist each month just to inspire you – and this month’s twist is masking! I created a… wait… one layer (yessss, one layer AND clean and simple!) birthday card featuring masking of a bunch of sweet feline friends wishing somebody a happy birthday!

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I think this might be the second or third one layer card I’ve created in all my adult crafty life, lol – and it’s CAS – this doesn’t happen very often! I colored these little guys and gals with my Prismacolor Pencils so there would no bleeding through the cardstock. I really need practice as I’m still such a novice using colored pencils.

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I stamped the ‘from all of us’ sentiment on the inside in black ink.

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And one more peek… so sweet! I love it!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #38 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Purr stamp set, Inspired by Stamping Teeny Tiny Greetings and Big Thanks stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories:  Prismacolor Pencils- Carmine Red, Black, Rose, Silver, True Blue, Light Cerulean Blue, Cream, Ginger Root, Yellow Ochre, Spanish Orange, Goldenrod, Yellowed Orange, Light Umber, Dark Umber, Dark Brown; MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this one layer card featuring the optional twist of masking this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a straight ‘anything goes’ or the twist of masking! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

For You gift box

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day! Our new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog launched this morning and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #36 – Anything Goes + Fancy Fold! You know how I love fancy folds so this challenge was right up my alley and I was really looking forward to it! I created a napkin fold gift box using some gorgeous Dare 2B Artzy papers and stamps!

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This is the second napkin fold gift box I’ve made. The first one is HERE (created last year) if you’d like to take a peek. Despite the complex look, it really is an easy gift box to make. And the sky is the limit with regard to cardstock, papers and occasion! I embellished the top of the box with some Dare 2B Artzy stamped and die cut feathers and YNS green glittered Gumdrops.

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I used Stampin’ Up Soft Sky cardstock for the box base, and Dare 2B Artzy Botanical Breeze paper pack for the box layers and the napkin fold. It’s best to use double-sided papers because both sides are visible. Here’s a pic with the lid taken off, showing the napkin fold just barely beginning to open.

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And here’s  a pic of the napkin fold fully open, revealing an inspirational sentiment in the bottom of the box! The sentiment is from one of the two Dare 2B Artzy stamp sets, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The ‘gauze’ texture stamp under the sentiment is from Paper Wings Productions.

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And here’s one more look… how stinkin’ cute is this?!

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I’d love to enter this gift box into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #74 – Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday: Beauty of Nature
Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Soft Sky cardstock, Dare 2B Artzy Botanical Breeze paper pack, DCWV Glitzy Glitter cardstock stack
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Dream BIG and Dream Catcher stamp sets, Paper Wings Productions Art Textures and Fall Mix It Up stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Lemon Lime Twist ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Double-Stitched Square STAX die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, YNS green Glittered Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project – or you could go one step further and play the twist of a fancy fold! C’mon, you can do it! Just remember that the twists are never required to play in our challenges – they are offered just to inspire you! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

lesliesig

Smile

3/7/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!
3/16/20 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft!

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday and March 1st! Wow, we are rockin’ and rollin’ right through the months, aren’t we?! The new March challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #35 – Anything Goes + Smooshing! I created a friendship card using the smooshing technique for my background, and what I call phantom die cutting, and I think it turned out pretty cool!

I grabbed the craft mat, Brushos, distress sprayer and a piece of cold press watercolor paper, and created my background. I started with yellow, then moved to orange, and then red, drying with my heat tool between smooshes. Using a fan brush, I splattered dark brown over the entire piece and when it was dry, trimmed it and matted it on dark brown cardstock. The great thing about watercolor backgrounds is there is no right or wrong, and every one you create looks different!

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To create the raised inlaid die cut sentiment, I cut the ‘Smile’ sentiment into the background and into two scrap pieces of orange craft foam. I adhered the first foam die cut into the negative space, then adhered the second foam die cut on top of that one, and then adhered the background die cut on top of the foam. This is the second project I created using this technique and this time I used two foam die cuts instead of one, so it raised the sentiment up just a tad higher. I finished the front with English Mustard Crystal Drops.

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I embellished the inside with leftover brown cardstock and a thin strip trimmed from the smooshed background, then I stamped a CAS-ual Fridays Stamp sentiment in brown ink.

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Here’s one more look… totally happy with how this turned out! ;)

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #231 – Anything Goes with optional colored pencils
A Bit More Time To Craft: #111 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: March Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: 3-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #3 – March Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #161 – Anything Goes
The Crafter’s Cafe: #237 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #25 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #428/429 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: March Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD ivory cardstock, American Crafts coffee cardstock, Canson cold press watercolor paper
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Sassy Smiles stamp set
Ink: Brushos- yellow, orange, brilliant red, dark brown; Memento Espresso Truffle ink
Dies/Punches: The Cat’s Pajamas Smile die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz distress sprayer, fan brush, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, orange Darice craft foam, Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We always love seeing your ‘anything goes’ projects but really smile when you play the twist! Just remember, the twist is not necessary to play in our challenges! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

What’s Mew?

2/29/20 DT Favorite at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog!

Hello, crafty peeps! Happy Saturday – I hope you’re having a great day! Can’t believe it’s February already! Our February challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #34 – Anything Goes + Stenciling! I created a fun friendship card featuring a couple kitties looking out the stenciled window having a meowy conversation!

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I used Ranger walnut stain ink with the StencilGirl Window Ledger 9 stencil first, then added Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste. I let it dry overnight and then trimmed around the window. I ran some kraft cardstock with a Tim Holtz Alterations brick embossing folder through my Gemini Junior die cutting maching to create the background, and then adhered the window panel to it. I added a couple Impression Obsession die cut kitties and a Paper Smooches sentiment (half of the kitty convo) stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle ink.

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I embellished the inside panel with a strip of leftover kraft cardstock and a sliver of stenciled window trimmed from the front panel. I stamped the other half of the kitty conversation and added another cat die cut.

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Here’s one more look… loving the texture! What a fun card! ;)

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I’m entering this kitty card into the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: February Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #109 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2-2020 – Anything  Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #72 – February Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: February – Use Die Cuts or Punches
Creative Moments: #183 – Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks Challenge: #492 – Week 5 Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #112 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge: January Anything Goes
The Crafter’s Cafe: #235 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, GKD Charcoal Brown cardstock, The Paper Cut kraft cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Feline Friends stamp set
Ink: Ranger walnut stain distress ink, Memento Espresso Truffle ink
Dies/Punches: Impression Obsession Cats die set
Accessories:  StencilGirl Window Ledger 9 stencil, Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Tim Holtz Alterations/Texture Fades Brick embossing folder, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this kitty card and will link up at least an anything goes project with us this month! We’d love it if you’d go one step further and play the ‘stenciling’ twist with us too, but you don’t have to! The twist is never mandatory to play in our challenges! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Live – Laugh – Love

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2020?! Crazy how fast the years are flying by! Our January challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #33 – Anything Goes + Paper Piecing! I absolutely love this technique – and my card is CAS – AND it’s a one-layer card which I’ve probably only created a handful of in all the years I’ve been crafting!

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I used the Stampin’ Up Beautiful You stamp set which is one of my favorites. The image is small but the paper piecing technique is very effective with it, I think. I chose a pretty floral paper for her dress and a coordinating solid for her hat from the Colorbok Delilah 12 x 12 designer paper pad.

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The front and inside sentiments are also from the same Beautiful You stamp set, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

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And one more look… really loving how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock, Colorbok Delilah 12 x 12 designer paper pad
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Beautiful You stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker)
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Light Cerulean Blue Prismacolor Pencil, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an anything goes project with us this month, and better yet, why not play the ‘paper piecing’ twist?! It’s super fun and yields such a neat result! Remember, though, that the twist is not necessary to play in our challenges! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Know what I love?

12/31/19 DT Favorite at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!

Hi everyone! Happy December 1st! Yay… one of my favorite months of the year! Love December – the sites, the sounds and the smells! Our new challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #32 – Anything Goes + Veggie Stamping! Yep, you read that right… let your creativity soar with carrots, green beans, dried beans, lettuce, celery, etc.! I used celery! ;)

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I created roses with the celery. It’s a good thing I had two celery ends, lol! I initially tried acrylic paint but it didn’t work too well so I used the second celery end on ink pads, and that was definitely the ticket – they turned out pretty good! I stamped and watercolored some leaves on each of the roses.

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While I had the acrylic paint out, I ‘stamped’ the bottom panel with bubble wrap. After adding the rose panel, I added green glitter and green stripe Washi Tape at the seam, and stamped the sentiment across the bottom.

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I embellished the inside panel with a leftover piece of the celery-stamped rose panel and some of the Washi Tape, and then stamped the simpel sentiment.

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Here’s one more peek… I absolutely LOVE how this turned out! This was definitely a fun challenge!

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Proud to enter this fun veggie-stamped card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps Challenge: #179 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #9 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: #246 – No Patterned Paper
Crafty Friends: #124 – Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes Week of 11/26/19
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #414/415 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ up thick and regular Very Vanilla and Berry Burst cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up What I Love stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Berry Burst, Sugarplum and Garden Green ink; Ranger botanical alcohol ink, Studio yellow pastel acrylic paint
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, bubble wrap, Kuretake water brush, Peachy Cheap green glitter Washi Tape, Me & MY Big Ideas green and white striped Washi Tape

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! Why not go one step further and play the twist with us… stamping with a veggie! We’d LOVE to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

hello Friend

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! It’s November 1st and this month’s challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #31 – Anything Goes + Watercoloring. All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you, and the twist is not required to play. This month the twist is watercoloring and it can be the background, the focal image or some other part of your project. I created a gorgeous and very vivid background using turquoise, blue and green Brushos spritzed with water. This is my first project with a raised inlaid die cut sentiment that I’m calling ‘phantom die cutting.’ This is actually a pretty fun technique where you die cut into your background and then again on foam, adhere the foam die cut into the negative space, and then adhere the flat background die cut on top of the foam. This yields a very cool raised effect!

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After creating the background with Brushos and drying it with my heat tool, I spattered white ink with a fan brush. I then die cut the sentiment at an angle and adhered a white foam die cut in the negative space, then adhered the flat die cut on the foam. I adhered the ‘friend’ sentiment under the die cut and then a few sequins. My hubby came into my studio while I was deciding on the color of sequins and suggested going with silver, so that’s what I did. ;)

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips from the watercolor background and the turquoise card base. The inside sentiment (as well as the one on the front) is a Tim Holtz Quotations sticker which I layered on white cardstock.

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And one more look… I’m in love with this watercolor background! And I need to do this ‘phantom die cutting’ technique more often – I love how it looks!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #295 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #69 – November Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Arches Cold Press watercolor paper, GKD Pure Luxury White and Turquoise Sea cardstock
Ink: Turquoise, Ultra Marine and Leaf Green Brushos powders; Copic Opaque White ink
Dies/Punches: Mama Elephant hello script die
Accessories:  Distress Sprayer, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Tim Holtz Quotations Silver Metallic stickers, Darice white Foamies foam, Darice silver sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us! Remember, the technique twist this month is watercoloring and is not required to play in our challenge. We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Home Sweet Home Mini Album

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – I hope the week has started off on a great note for you! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #30 – Anything Goes + Open Technique! All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you and it’s not required to play. This month the twist is an open technique and all we ask is that you mention in your blog post which technique you chose to use on your project. I chose the 3-D technique to create my project for this challenge, in the form of the most adorable mini album shaped like a little house! I used The Paper Studio Mirabelle cardstock on all the panels and roof, using a different pattern on each, and I embellished the front with a sheer ribbon bow. Here are shots of all the angles going around the outside of the house.

My inspiration for this adorable mini album came from a Splitcoast Stampers newsletter a few months back that you can find HERE. I immediately fell in love and couldn’t wait for the prime opportunity to make one, putting my own spin on the design! I created the ‘Home Sweet Home’ sentiment on the computer which I cut with a stitched circle die and layered on a slightly larger stitched circle die cut. I embellished this sentiment with flowers and a stamped butterfly that I colored with Prismacolor pencils. I stamped the home definition on the other side of the roof in dark brown ink.

I used magnets to close in the house shape, and when opened, reveals panels on the inside to display photos and/or journaling. OMG, cuteness overload!

Happy to enter this sweet mini album into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #101 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #5 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #68 – October Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog: October Anything Goes
DL. Art: October Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge: #36 – Use A Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #405-407 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: October Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts brown sugar and coffee cardstock, The Paper Studio Mirabelle cardstock
Stamps: Paper Pretties Every Day Miracles stamp set, Inspired By Stamping Butterflies stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies
Accessories:  Michaels ivory sheer ribbon, Prismacolor pencils- Olive Green, Ginger Root, Tuscan Red; tiny round magnets from stash, Tim Holtz stamp platform, Darice clear rhinestones, Hobby Lobby flowers

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this mini album and will link up a project with us this month! If you use any special technique to create your project, remember to mention it in your blog post. Thanks so much for stopping by – and we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig