Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Foiling week Day 3--Transfer Gel

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Hey Stampers.  Thanks for stopping by.  I don't have a card tonight but a technique for you, using the Deco Foil Transfer Gel.  This gel is wonderful.  I took a stencil I had and made my own dotted, foiled background.  The one possible negative of this technique is that it takes a LONG time to dry.  The picture in the bottom right is how the gel looks after you apply to your card stock, the first photo top left is how it looks dry and the last dotted photo is how it looks after you run it through your laminator.  Now this picture is very "raw" and did this to show you that anywhere there is gel, the foil will apply to the gel.  So it looks kind of like a hot mess but I will cut this down and you won't be able to really even tell.  There are also so imperfections on my dots and that is from not get a smooth application of the gel.  Most of those I can cover when I use this piece on a card.  I hope you are enjoying my foil presentations as much as I am.  Tomorrow I will be back with another card using the foil the mates from Gina K Designs and this time I will be showcasing a birthday card.  Thanks for stopping by.

Come and create with me

Andi

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Foiling Day 2-Spotlight Crafter's Companion

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Hey Stampers!  Happy Tuesday!  Thank you for joining me for foiling day 2.  I am part of the US Crafter's Companion Design Team and we were challenged to foil something other than card stock.  I had this 3x5 frame laying around in a drawer so I used it.  I used the foil and floral images from this kit still available exclusively at HSN.  The kit that had the sentiments is sold out.  However stay tuned to HSN on August 16th where Crafter's Companion will have some Holiday Foil Transfer kits available.

Crafter's Companion Foil Transfer kits are different because there sentiments and images are a sticky glue that you apply with a craft stick or to get really good pressure send it through your die cutting machine.  Obviously I couldn't do that with glass so I really went over the image and sentiment several times.  I then used the red foil from the kit.  I put it back in the frame to get a picture.  I love how this turned out so you might see more of the this kind of project with the Crafter's Companion Foil Transfer kits.  Thank you for stopping by and come back tomorrow for more foiling from Gina K and Crafter's Companion.  Come and create with me.


Andi

Monday, July 24, 2017

Foil Week Day--Featuring Christmas Foil Mates from Gina K

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Hey stampers!  Thanks for stopping by.  Today's post is about foiling.  This is something I that I love because I love the shiny aspect of the sentiment and the images.  The focus of today's foil and foil products is Gina K Designs.  Just this year Gina K has teamed up with Thermo Web to bring us some fantastic products. (No I don't have anything to do with Gina K Designs) So today's cards feature the Christmas foil mates that can be found here along with some gorgeous red foil called Red Velvet also found here.  The designer paper is from Crafter's Companion and it is called Festive Wonder. The mirror card stock along with the glitter card stock are part of the Luxury Card Stock in the red from Crafter's Companion.  I used my Royal Sovereign laminator that I purchased from Amazon.  The down side to foiling---it is hard to get good photos (at least for me) of what the finished product looks.  The first card, the sentiment and the snowflakes are hot foiled and the other 2 cards just the sentiments are foiling.  Come back tomorrow and I will show how to use foil transfers from Crafter's Companion.  Thank you for stopping by.  Come and create something with me.

Andi

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Sunshine!!!

Long time no see!  I realize it has been a while since I have posted and my explanation is my laptop died.  However, my husband recently built me a new desktop so I am back in business with blog posts.  So for my first post in a while I am showcasing a birthday card.  The image is one of my favorite images from Tiddly Inks called Fairy Sunny day.  The card is 8 1/2 by 5 1/2  which is a lot larger than I would normally make but the image itself I printed really big so I needed to make a bigger size card.  The card base is made from Sunshine card stock from Simon Says Stamp.  I used Spectrum Noir color blend pencils to color my image.  The flower petals I colored first with Spectrum Noir C1, C2, and C4.  Once I finished with the markers I went over the petals with Bumblee and Daffodil pencils.  The finally product I love.  I love how much deeper the colors look.  I added some details with Crystal effects and the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen which doesn't show up very well in the photo but is gorgeous in real life.  The Happy Birthday is from Crafter's Companion Glamour Signature Collection from Sara Davies that just recently aired on HSN.  I took my yellow Sparkle pen and colored a second of Spectrum noir watercolor paper and then die cut the sentiment.  I did one in the yellow and two in just white.  I applied Stick It adhesive paper to the back of my watercolor paper before I die cut the sentiment to make it a little easier to adhere the sentiments together.  I layered the two white Happy Birthday's together first and then put my Sparkle one on top.  Once I had them all together and looking the way I want, I adhered them to the bottom corner of the card base.  I added some silver Stickles to get some more sparkle on the card.  This beautiful girl is going to brighten the birthday of one my friends.  I just love how she turned out.  Thank you for stopping by.  Check back in tomorrow because I will be showing different foil products from Gina K and Thermo Web as well some of the foil products from Crafter's Companion.  I am hoping to have some sneak peeks for this week from what is coming to HSN on August 16th.  Thank you again for your visit.  Come and create something with me.

Andi

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Exciting News

Hello everybody. I have been absent mainly because I back surgery and it kicked my booty BUT while I have been recuperating I found out I was chosen to be a colorist for the Crafter's Companion 2017 Design Team. Squeeeee. Any way here is a picture of my Welcome box fabulousness. I have been coloring and will have stuff to share with you in the next few days.  Thanks for stopping by. Come and create something with me.




Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hop Hop

Here is my 2nd favorite card from the group I made with the Doodlebug Designs papers.  The bunnies and the words HOP came from the This & That pieces kit.  I used the Certainly Celery for the card base again and the 2 buttons were from my stash.Hi  Everything else is from Doodlebug.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Easter Parade

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Hey everyone!  Here is a sample of some Easter cards I made using only the papers from Doodlebug Designs Easter Express collection. I used 12x12 papers, the This & That paper cuts, and a sticker sheet. I got this idea from one of the crafters I follow on You Tube, crazypaperchick. This first card I am spotlighting is my favorite. I did a Z fold pop out. The card stock used for the base is a retired Stampin UP! color Certainly Celery. I miss this color for Spring and Easter cards.  Come back tomorrow for another card from this group. Thanks for stopping by.

Come and create with me

Andi

Monday, February 13, 2017

New card and an update

 :  Hey everybody I have a new project today and an update on why I have been absent again.  Shortly before Christmas I started to have some trouble with my left foot and leg.  I have been going to the doctor and having tests done.  I have been diagnosed with drop foot which means basically that sometimes my foot doesn't bend like it should when I walk.  So I will be having surgery Wednesday to release the pressure on the nerve that is causing the drop foot.  This means 10 days at home recovering and hopefully lots of card making time.

Today's projects is something that I got inspiration from on the Elizabeth's Crafts page.  At first I thought this was a stamp but it is actually a peel off sticker.  I adhered the sticker to a piece of Bristol smooth white water color paper.  I used my Kuretake Zig Real Color Markers to color.  Unfortunately I didn't write down the colors I used but  I can tell you about the technique I used.

I put the color down and then used my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen to blend the color like you would using water except you get so much more SPARKLE!  The card base is from a value package I bought at my local Michael's .  The sentiments are from Unity Stamp Co., the one on the front is from the January Kit of the Month and says "once you choose hope anything is possible'.  The inside was a free sentiment from Unity and it says "find joy in the journey", which I forgot to take a picture of.  The embellishments are sequins and a small heart from my stash of stuff.

Thank you for stopping by and creating with me

Andi