Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Layer it up ~ gold embossed rose card tutorial

 For added card dimension, layer it up.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing a way to add texture and layers to this rose and gold embossed card.


Sentiment:  Have a beautiful day.

I used a bit of gold wet embossing for the background stenciling.  Layer it up with a background panel, embossing, a sentiment panel and added rose sections.


Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making this card and to layer it up.  To begin, make a background panel by adding gold wet embossing using a stencil.  Next, stamp the flower sections, the sentiment frame and the sentiment onto white cardstock.  Then, color the rose flower and the leaves.  I used Copic markers with Copic friendly ink.  Once, colored in, fussy cut (cut out) the flower pieces and the sentiment panel.  Once dry, adhere the embossed panel over the teal card base. Finally, using double-sided foam tape, layer the sentiment panel and the flower sections over the embossed layer, to finish.

Here is another look.


I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


 Supplies:

Also, original Misti, foam and flat double-sided tape, spatula, Dreamweaver gold embossing paste, Ranger plastic craft mat, Gelly Roll white pen, scissors, My Favorite Things tropical teal premium dye ink pad & cardstock, extreme black hybrid ink pad and A2 double stitched rectangle STAX die-namics; Copic markers BG13, BG32, BG11, Y08, Y00, Y17, E21, N9.

 Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.

Also, you can find my other features at Unity's
Technique Time and
Watercolor Wednesday.

This project is included in the
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Out With the Old and In With The New
(old embossing paste ~ new stencil and rose stamps)


Thank you for visiting.

   Gaylynn
         


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Rose Vase Card ~ My Creative Time Birthday Palooza

 Hello.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing birthday themed projects for birthday palooza.  My project today features a red rose in a vase.


Sentiment:
Happy birthday.
You are simply the best.

This card was made in a clean and simple style or CAS.  I wanted the rose vase to pop and to be the focus.  The rose was colored with Copics and then accented with a few adhesive gems.  Also, the sentiments were added using label dies noted below.  I can see lots of uses for this rose set.

Here is another look.


Also, flat and foam double-sided tape, MFT red hot heavyweight cardstock & extreme black hybrid ink pad; adhesive gems, cardstock, envelope, Copic markers B00, G12, YG67, R29, R24.

Please visit Emma's My Creative Time blog for more inspiration.

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Open framed window gnome card inside & out ~ card tutorial

Today, I am sharing a cute open framed window card featuring an adorable gnome.  This one has a get well theme.


Sentiment:
Get well wishes for a friend like gnome other.

Helpful tips:

To create this card, begin by stamping onto the front of an A2 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded card front.  Stamp the gnome and the sentiment using Copic friendly ink, with enough room to cut out the gnome portion.  Next, die-cut the gnome from the stamped portion only on the front card panel.  Also, nesting two square layering dies together over black cardstock creates a frame to use at the end.  Then, remove the gnome die-cut piece and color in the stamping.  I used Copic markers.  Next, place the gnome piece inside of the open frame of the closed card base to adhere it to the inside panel.  Then, using glue, carefully adhere the black frame around the open front card panel.  Finally, to finish, reinforce the bottom front panel with a strip of heavy cardstock.  My video will show the process.

Here is a look at the closed card front.


And here is a view of the inside of the card.


I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


 Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co. stamp set called Oops...Ghome You Didn't. 
Also, flat double-sided tape, MFT in & out stitched rounded square STAX die-namics, Simon Says Stamp fog cardstock, Ranger multi medium matte glue, tweezers, Copic markers R27, R24, R02, E57, E35, E31, E21, E51, Y00, BG32, G00. 
 
Thank you for visiting. 
Gaylynn

 


 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Using a partial background and Unity dies ~ card tutorial

 Using a partial background and Unity dies gives an artsy look to card making.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing a way to trim off some of the card background stamping plus adding Unity sentiment die-cuts.


Sentiment:
Happy retirement.
May these next years be the best years!

This art deco style card with a partial background and Unity dies is easily put together with a bit of coloring fussy cutting and die-cuts.

Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making this card using a partial background and Unity dies.  To begin, stamp and trim the art deco background in black Copic friendly ink.  Next, add a little bit of coloring accent to the background, leaving some white space.  Then, using scissors, trim away some of the background in a diagonal style to make the partial background layer.  Next, stamp, die-cut and trim the sentiment layers.  Finally, assemble the card layers and place the sentiments partially over the background, to finish.

Here is another look.


I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


 Supplies:
Art Deco {July 2021 Background of the Month}

Also, mini Misti, foam and flat double-sided tape, cardstock, adhesive pearls, My Favorite Things Caribbean sea premium dye ink pad and double stitched rectangle STAX die-namics; Copic markers BG49, BG32, BT11.

 Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.

Also, you can find my other features at Unity's
Technique Time and
Watercolor Wednesday.

Thank you for visiting.
   Gaylynn
         


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Gold embossed vellum watercolor floral card tutorial

 Pairing gold embossed vellum stamping with watercolor looks lovely together.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing a way to combine the two techniques for one lovely card.


Sentiment:  Hi

For this card, vellum was used for stamping and for gold embossing.  The background was made using simple watercolor.


Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making this gold embossed vellum card.  To begin, trim or die-cut a background panel from watercolor paper.  Then, add at least two colors of watercolor loosely to the background panel.  Next, stamp the poppy flower onto heavy vellum cardstock using embossing ink.  Then, add gold embossing powder over the ink and then heat set the stamping.  Next, stamp and heat emboss the "hi" in black onto the top right side of the dried watercolor panel.  Next, fussy cut (cut out) the large stamped vellum flower and then adhere that over the watercolor background panel.  Finally, layer it all onto the card base with embellishments, to finish.

Here is another look.


I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


 Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co. Floral and Buds

Also, Papertrey Ink vellum cardstock, Ranger watercolor paper and fine gold embossing powder; black embossing powder, heat tool, original Misti, Wow embossing pad, Altenew watercolor half pans, paint brushes, My Creative Time rectangle frame die layersfoam and flat double-sided tape, cardstock, adhesive pearls.

 Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.

Also, you can find my other features at Unity's
Technique Time and
Watercolor Wednesday.

Thank you for visiting.
   Gaylynn
         

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Olive branch jar card tutorial ~ Copic coloring & Unity paper

 Today, I am sharing a jar vase card with olive branches.  Mixing Copic markers and Unity paper helped to create a rustic look.


Sentiment:  Welcome as you are.

Helpful tips:

To create this olive branch card, begin by stamping the jar and the sentiment with Copic friendly ink onto cardstock.  Next, add color to the stamping.  I used Copic markers in lots of corresponding colors and layers.  Then, trim or die-cut the stamped panel.  Next, trim or die-cut a background panel using patterned paper.  I chose a light rustic wood pattern.  Finally,  assemble the card layers and embellishments, to finish.

Here is another look.


I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


 Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co. Olive Branch and Rustic Wood {paper pack}. 
Also, flat and foam double-sided tape, adhesive dots, MFT stitched mini scallop oval STAX and A2 stitched rectangle Set 2 STAX die-namics, cardstock, Copic markers N5, C4, C2, 0, E0000, R01, BG32, BG11, YG67, G03, YG07, YG61, G43, YG41, G12. 
 
Thank you for visiting. 
Gaylynn

 


Friday, July 2, 2021

Roses ~ MCT 48 Hour Flash Sale, Release & Blog Hop

 Hello, it's Gaylynn here. Welcome to another My Creative Time "48 Hour Flash Sale" and blog hop. This sale is for 48 hours ONLY that is going on right NOW and will end on Sunday, July 4, 2021, at 7am PST. Use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off of your entire "in-stock" only purchase! Sale applies to in-stock items only! Start shopping HERE.

For the blog hop, you may have arrived from Emily's blog.

Sentiment: Thinking of you, Friend.

For this tall or slimline friendship card, I chose to layer a few roses over a cover die and also add sentiment layers.  I wanted the colors muted, so I chose pastels of pink, green, blue and teal.  I can tell, these flowers are going to be a go-to of mine for card making.  

In addition to the sale, we are ALSO showcasing a brand new stamp and die set
“Big Pretty Roses”. The set is available for purchase HERE.


GIVEAWAY!
Leave your comments for a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Card to the "My Creative Time" store! Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you "just in case" YOU are the LUCKY winner! Good Luck!

Here is another look at today's card.



Don't forget to use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off of your entire "in-stock" only purchase!


Your next stop in the blog hop is Ginger's blog.


The entire hop lineup is on Emma's My Creative Time blog.

Remember to leave comments along the way on the blog hop for MCT prize chances.
Thanks for stopping by.

Gaylynn