Saturday, April 10, 2021

Variegated stenciling ~ purple tulips slimline card tutorial

 For today, I am sharing variegated stenciling using distress ink blending and glitz glitter gel.  It is said that purple tulips represent royalty, rebirth and elegance.  And so this is the inspiration for the purple and the shimmer for my slimline tulip card.


Sentiment:  It is a time to celebrate!


Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating using variegated stenciling.  To begin, trim or die-cut a slimline card panel and accent layers.  Next, apply ink blending in coordinating shades using the tulip stencil over the card front panel.  Blend with one color at a time, blending between colors for the leaves and again for the tulip petals.  Then, add shimmer for the third stencil pattern with glitz glitter gel.  Also, remember to immediately clean all tools and surfaces where the gel was used.  Next, prepare small bow and sentiment accents.  Finally, layer everything, to finish. 

Here is another look:


I made a video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Layered Tulip Stencil and Hello Sweetheart Bouquet.
Also, Ranger plastic craft mat and distress ink pads in dusty concord, milled lavender, bundled sage, pine needles and shabby shutters; cardstock, ink blending brushes, Pink Fresh Studio slim diagonal stitched rectangles, My Creative Time bow dies, Gina K. Designs / Therm-o-Web glitter glitz gel in wild lilac; purple tape, paper trimmer.

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Enjoy your day.


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Colored pencils on black cardstock + slimline tulip stamping & stencil

 Tulip stamping and stenciling work great together.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing one way to accent tulips with colored pencils on black cardstock.  Most smooth dark cardstock provides a similar look.


Sentiment:  Hello

For this card, I used colored pencils on black cardstock with tulip stamping, white heat embossing and stenciling.  This creates a vibrant look on dark cardstock.

Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips to create using colored pencils on black cardstock.  To begin, trim or die-cut a black slimline cardstock panel to fit over the card base.  Next, cut and score a slimline card base.  Also, add powder to the stamping panel.  Then, stamp and heat emboss the slimline tulips in white.  Next, choose colored pencils in red, green and white or different colors of the same color family.  Using a white color pencil, lightly color the flowers and the leaves.  Then, using the tulip stencil and direct coloring, add red at the base of the petals and green shades on the bottom of the leaves.  Also, leave white space at the tops of the petals and leaves.  And, blend the colors together with the white pencil.  (Optional, blend the penciling with Gamsol fluid, which I elected not to do for this card.)  Finally, layer and embellish it all, to finish.

For this particular slimline card:
Card base:  cut 9 1/4" x 8", score at 4".
Card size folded & assembled:  9 1/4" x 4".
Envelope:  #10 or 9 1/2" x 4 1/8".

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. Slimline Layering Tulips, Layering Tulip Stencil and Hello die.
Also, foam double-sided tape, black and white cardstock, original Misti, Wow embossing pad; white embossing powder, EK powder tool, heat tool, My Creative Time Amazing Things dies, paint brush, adhesive pearls, Pink Fresh Studio slim ornate banner dies, MFT black cardstock, envelope, Fiskars paper trimmer, Ranger multi medium matte glue, Prismacolor color pencils PC938, PC909, PC913, PC924.

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

         

 

Monday, April 5, 2021

Mug shaped card & gift card holder ~ MCT Manly Monday

 Hello.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing masculine projects for Manly Monday on the MCT blog.  Here is my coffee shop mug shape card for today.

The MCT Flash Sale has been extended to until tonight, April 5, 2021 at midnight.  Use code FLASH at checkout for 20% off in stock purchases in the MCT store.


Sentiment:  Thanks for being you.

For this card, I chose a mug shaped design for this gift card holder.  I adhered two mug die-cuts and scored one end to make this mug shaped card.  Since it was manly Monday at MCT, I used neutral colors.  I wanted it to have a similar look to a coffee shop mug.  Though, I think it would work for most anyone.  I mixed solid, clear and patterned papers with sentiment stamping.  There is a pocket on the front of the card that fits a gift card.  This card also fits perfectly into an A2 size envelope.

Here is another look.


Supplies:  My Creative Frap Gift Card Holder Die and Not A Decaf Day; cardstock, flat and foam double-sided tape, Unity Farmhouse Plaid 6x6 paper pack, score tape, Ranger coffee ink pad, paper trimmer, scoring board, Papertrey Ink clear cardstock.  (Gift card not included).

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

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn 

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Color cardstock stamp & cut pastel rainbows ~ 2 cards tutorial

 For today, I am sharing two coordinating rainbow cards using a stamp and cut technique with color cardstock.


Sentiments:
Hello my friend.
Hope your birthday is full of sunshine and rainbows.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating these cards.  To begin, trim four squares from smooth color cardstock.  Next, onto each of the cardstock pieces, stamp the patterned rainbows and the heart.  I chose black ink on pastel colors, but any color combination will do.  Then, with scissors, trim around all of the rainbow layers to get an assortment of rainbow colors.  Next, onto an ivory background panel shape, adhere each set of rainbow layers in variegated colors and patterns, for paper piecing.  Then, add the sentiments and the clouds.  Finally, add dots of marker color directly onto the card base as an accent, to finish.


I made a video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Here is another look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Sunshine and Rainbows.
Also, scissors, iCraft ultrabond adhesive glue, Copic markers B01, YG13, RV11, V04; envelope, color cardstock, My Favorite Things stitched mini scallop circle STAX die-namics, flat and foam double-sided tape, paper trimmer.

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Enjoy your day.


Friday, April 2, 2021

Banner Dies ~ MCT 48 Hour Flash Sale & 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, April 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: Have an un-beleaf-able birthday.

This is a garden-style pun card featuring banner dies and a hanging potted plant. I added ink blending to the background and die-cuts for the banner and the plant. The card front is open to the sentiment. The inside panel is where the sentiment was stamped and is shown on the open section at the bottom of the card front.

In addition to our sale, we are ALSO showcasing a brand new die set! The set is called Layered Banner Dies”. This new set is available for purchase HERE. Here is another look.

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!



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

Supplies:  My Creative Time Layered Banner Dies, Plant Dies, I'm Rooting For You; distress oxide ink pads in spiced marmalade and broken china, Ranger archival ink in cobalt, Ultra bond adhesive glue, adhesive pearls, cardstock, ink blending brush.

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

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

French rose vintage card stamping tutorial

 Vintage card stamping is easy with pretty stamps and layers.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am showing one way to turn paper into a vintage French style rose card.


Sentiment:
Love you just the way you are.
French kiss life.

For this card, I used vintage card stamping in layers and with coordinating colors.  This gives a soft and aged look with no coloring necessary.

Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for using vintage card stamping.  To begin, choose vintage style stamps and a simple background stamp and then two or three soft ink colors.  Next, stamp onto white cardstock with the background in kraft ink, then the rose in pink and the brown sentiment.  Also, stamp a sentiment tag of choice.  Then, trim or die-cut the rose, the pink and the sentiment panels.  Next, add distress oxide ink blending around the edges of the panel layers.  Finally, layer the panels, add the sentiment tag and the hearts, to finish.


Here is another look.


I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
{{Please subscribe to my video channel and like this video.  Many thanks.}}
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


 Supplies:
Also, foam and flat double-sided tape, cardstock, original Misti, Ranger archival ink pads in potting soil and rose madder, My Favorite Things kraft hybrid ink pad; My Creative Time etched edge frame dies, ink blending brush, hearts, cording, distress oxide ink pad in vintage photo.

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

         

 

Monday, March 29, 2021

Think happy thoughts butterflies dimensional card

Hello.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing project ideas that can be made in minutes.  Today, I am sharing my butterfly card.  It was easy to put together in less than twenty minutes.


Sentiment:  Think happy thoughts.

For this uplifting card, I chose 3-D butterflies and an inlay background, all made from die-cuts.  The sentiment was stamped and placed on a label die-cut.  No coloring is needed for this, but I used patterned paper instead.

Here is another look.


Supplies:  My Creative Time Amazing Things, Mermaid Background Die and Heart Label Dies; cardstock, flat and foam double-sided tape, BasicGrey Picadilly paper, Gina K. Designs connect glue, Ranger jet black ink, adhesive dots, envelope.

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

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn