Sunday, 20 May 2018

Shadow Box Card...




Hello everyone! Simona's here to show you my latest project for Scrap & Craft DT.

For this card I have used one of my favourite collections by Craft O' Clock,  'Morning Dreams II'... pastel colours and wood patterns...I love it!
I thought that these double-sided papers were perfect to create a Shadow Box..then went the extra lenght and turned into a Shadow Box card.

Let's start with the box...
Use a sheet 12 x 12 inches, score at 1 – 1 ½ – 2 ½ – 3 inches, do this on all 4 sides. Then only on the top and the bottom sides score at 4 inches and 8 inches ONLY down to the 2nd score line...(see pic below for reference)



Then trace with a pencil the 'cutting' lines...please see pic below, do the same on the four corners and cut them out.


Crease the scored lines then attach double sided tape...start to shape the box glueing the longer sides first, and there you have it...your little Shadow box.



For the inside I have fussy cut some lovely flowers from the collection...to achieve a dimensional look I have used foam tape on the back, then added few die cut leaves. Glued some ribbon, half pearls and a sentiment stamped on leftovers .




For the card cut a piece of heavy cardstock to 6 ½ x 13 ½ inches and score at 7 inches then 7 ½ .
In order to keep it shut I decided to make a magnetic closure...for this cut a strip from the same cardstock 3 ½ x 1 ¼ inches, score at 1 ½ and 2 inches now glue a very thin magnet on the inside of the strip, pick up the second magnet and find the proper place to attach it to the front of the card, where it will be covered by the decoration.

I have decorated the front of the card quite simply, using a piece of the patterned paper cut to 6 ¼ x 6 ¼ . Used leftovers and white cardstock to cut labels for the sentiment, added some satin ribbon and half pearls...Finally it's time for secure the Shadow Box on the inside, with double-sided tape.



A special card for a special someone...

Supplies from SCRAP & CRAFT Store:

Thank you for stopping by...see you next time!

Kisses&Hugs!

Simo.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Silk flowers

Hello everyone

It's Monika today with this big flower and smaller bud.
I used white silk foam and added deeper pink oil pastel to create this unique color. For the leaves I used olive green foamiran, cut few, heat each and press against leaf mould to create veins. To finish off my flower composition I took some of the pink oil pastel and gently brushed it over each leaf to highlight the texture.




If you are interested how I made it then check out my video tutorial from few months ago as above flowers were made the same way as on the video.









Mould -uniwersal leaf, BESTSELLER


Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Shabby Mixed Media Mother's Day Card with Tracey

Hello dear Scrap & Craft friends!

It's Tracey back to share a new project with you today. We are so blessed with a beautiful daughter-in-law who is an amazing mom to our little granddaughter, Avery. I created this sweet Mother's Day card for her featuring the Craft O'Clock Always Together Collection paired with Mulberry Magnolia Flowers and a Pink Cherry Blossom from the Scrap & Craft store.


Tips and Techniques
I simply adore how the Craft O'Clock collections include such gorgeous images on the back of the package label to use on your projects. I fussy cut a couple of these floral images to tuck in behind the dimensional flowers.

The focal flowers include Magnolia Flowers and Pink Cherry Blossom from the store. They are dry brushed with white gesso for a shabby mixed media feel.

I've also tucked in metal wings, resin flowers, ribbon leaves, die cuts, jewelry pieces, sequins, hand crocheted flower, art pebbles tin hearts, and art stones from my stash. When creating mixed media pieces, you can really combine about anything you might have laying around. I've colored the wings, resin flowers, jewelry piece, and art stones with color mist and art wax.

When creating a cluster, it helps to start with the larger pieces in the center, then build
out with smaller elements. Here, I built a layer of torn lace down from the center of the
cluster and added dimensional items over top.

Here's a close-up to see more of the mixed media background. I added stenciling, a bit of color, and white spatter with drawing ink. The edges are distressed to add to the shabby feel of the card.

Bambino Glue from the store is used to adhere the art stones and sequins.

Scrap & Craft Products
Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Blessings ~

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Thank You card and mini gift bag

Hello crafty friends-Lynne here with a project using the lovely "Always Together" papers...I love to fussy cut and enjoyed layering the flowers to create dimension and interest, and added a bit of lace to the card for extra texture. The sentiment is made with a die from my stash, and I inked most of the edges in a rose coral that closely matched the colours of the flowers.  I hope you like it!









Colorbox Rose Coral ink
foam adhesive tape
white cardstock (for diecut)
Cuttlebug and thin die
Small grey gift bag
scrap of lace

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful and creative week!! xoxo

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Any occasion card with Studio75

Hello everyone!

Emmy here today with my first post for May. This week I decided to work with the wonderful paper packs from Studio75.


Products used to create this card:
Studio 75 - Blank cards 14x14 cm white
Blue Rhinestones
Texture Paste
Studio75 Designer Stencil - Marocco Clover
Double Sided Tape 12 mm
3D foam cubes

Take a 14 x 14 cm white card base. Cut a 13,5 x 13,5 cm and 13 x 13 cm panels from pattern papers from the Lavender Morning Paper Pack. Distress their edges using a paper distresses. Then adhere them to the card base using foam mounting tape.


To create the white dimensional layer use a stencil with texture paste. Once the paste has dried, adhere a white ribbon bow and a paper die cut doily on top.


 For the sentiment use a chipboard word.


As a final touch I added blue rhinestones.


I hope I managed to inspire you today!

Have a wonderful creative week!






Sunday, 6 May 2018

Enjoy LIFE Layout by Simo



Hello everyone! Simona's here with another tutorial...today I want to show you a Layout I have made using the beautiful CHERRY BLOSSOM 12x12 paper set by Studio75, for a cherished picture of me and my little Sister...well not that little anymore, but she will always be the little baby Sis to me...This pic was taken during a stroll in the park on a lovely, sunny Easter day, with blossoming trees all around...

I used the 'Cherry Blossom 02' sheet as a base, covered with Clear Gesso, then applied some modeling paste through a stencil....


spattered with inks and set aside.
Took a piece from 'Cherry Blossom 01' with a contrasting pattern, added Clear Gesso then started to add a 'handwritten stamp' here and there, to enhance a bit more the writings that were already on the paper. Added some subtle shadow using Studio75 Stencil 'MAROCCO CLOVER', then some modeling paste through a script stencil. When dry added splash and drops of various inks in pink/fuchsia shades, then spattered with black ink and attached this strip to the main base using a stapler. Added some white thread where the modeling paste is...


Time to build the focal point and add the embellishments: Coloured a piece of cardstock using various green inks and sprays, then stamped with the 'BRANCH' Unmounted Clear Stamp using black ink and fussy cut the leaves. From two strips that come in the paper set I fussy cut some flowers and leaves too, then glued them using BAMBINO GLUE .
Under the photo I added black thread, a die cut branch from black cardstock, the stamped leaves, some PAPER FLOWERS and a piece of black cardstock. Then added a CHERRY BLOSSOM BUTTON, a cut out from the Add-on strip that comes in the paper set, a die cut word painted with pink inks and a word stamped with a Dymo. To finish it off I glued few rhinestones here and there...and here it is...my ENJOY LIFE Layout.





These are the supplies used that you will find in the SCRAP & CRAFT Shop:


Thank you so much for stopping by, have a great Sunday and remember to enjoy every moment!

Kisses&Hugs!
Simona.



Saturday, 5 May 2018

Best wishes

Hello everyone 

It's Monika today with brand new inspiration for all of you.

This time I made best wishes card from The Berry Copse paper collection and as you can see with a good amount of glitter 😉







Please check out our May challenge HERE