Friday, December 13, 2019

Love Letter ~ My Creative Time 98th Edition blog hop & sale

Hi there, it's Gaylynn here.  The My Creative Time 98th Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.
You may have arrived from Emily's blog.



Sentiment:  I love us.

For this mini note card and coordinating envelope, I used the colors of gray, white and black.  I decided to use a black mini card insert with white heat embossing for the sentiment.  The envelope and bow were cut from assorted patterned paper.  I added layers to the mini note card and to the envelope for extra accents.  This one is great for any love occasion, including Valentine's Day.  But it could be for any occasion, just by changing up the papers and the sentiment.

 *** BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY ***
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $25 gift card to the "My Creative Time" store to ONE LUCKY winner! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the MORE chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner!

*** SALE ALERT ***
DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW HERE! Use the code: DEC2019 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, December 20th, 2019, at midnight PST. Be Mine Be Mine

Love Letter Die
Love Letter Die

Small Heart Bow Die
Small Heart Bow Die

Medium Heart Bow Die
Medium Heart Bow Die

Fun Size Heart Bow Die
Fun Size Heart Bow Die

*** FREEBIE ***
Starting today, Friday, December 13th, 2019 at 8am PST, we will be giving away this new "Fun Sized Heart Bow Die ". This new die will be given to the FIRST 25 shoppers! If you are one of the first 25 shoppers, it will automatically be added to your package at the time of packing/shipping. Once 25 shoppers come through, this die set will be available for purchase! So, if it's available in the store, you are not one of the 25. No exceptions will be made. This freebie is not part of the "bundle" and will be sold separately.
(Freebie has ended.)

Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this release.
Day 1

Day 2

Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Love Letter Dies, Be Mine stamps and Fun Sized Heart Bow dies; VersaMark ink, white embossing powder, Score tape, assorted patterned paper, cardstock and foam tape.

Hop along with us.
Your next stop in the hop is Jessica's blog. The entire blog hop lineup is on Emma's My Creative Time blog.
Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Valentine ~ Day 2 MCT 98th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi there, it's Gaylynn here.  Here is Day 2 of the My Creative Time 98th Edition sneak peeks.


Sentiment:  Will you be my Valentine?

This is a sweet little Valentine love letter note and coordinating envelope made using the newest dies and stamps.  This set is so versatile and makes Valentines in no time.  I used assorted double-sided paper for the cuts.  I especially like that the envelope and the note can be used independently as a card accent as well, for most occasions.

Sneak Peek Giveaway***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner!  For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday on my blog!  ALL you have to is leave a comment on each of our blogs!  You are NOT required to comment on every single blog, but the more you comment on, the more chances you have for winning!  VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you with your comments just in case YOU are the lucky winner!  

For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even Instagram it.... #mycreativetime

Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Love Letter dies and Be Mine stamps; Ranger archival ink in plum, assorted double-sided paper and foam tape.

For more sneak peek inspiration, visit Emma's My Creative Time blog.
Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Ink pad stamp shading ~ deer antler cards.

For Technique Time at Unity, I am showing a way to obtain ink pad shading with two-tone stamping and stamp layers.  This is a no coloring option for stamping.



Sentiments:
Warm wishes.
Sending my thanks.


Here are two cards, made similar with different sentiments.  This involves stamp layering in coordinating colors using ink pad blending.  See below for details and a video tutorial.



Here are helpful tips for creating these cards.  To begin, pre-cut and trim the deer panel and the sentiment panel.  Next, stamp the whole background layer in the lightest shade of gray.  Then, stamp the edges inward on the background in a darker gray, without covering the entire stamp.  Also, stamp the sentiment.  Now, stamp the deer antlers in the center of the background, once with light pink and then around the edges inward in a darker pink.  Finally, layer and assemble the card and embellishments to finish.



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


Here is another look.



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Rustic Wishes and Gurnsey Gingham; Ranger jet black, watering can, rose madder and magenta hue archival ink; MFT grout gray ink, My Creative Time More Stitched Rectangular Dies, mini misti and foam tape.

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.


Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Heart Bow ~ Day 1 MCT Sneak Peeks 98th Edition

Hi there, it's Gaylynn here.  Here is Day 1 of the My Creative Time 98th Edition sneak peeks.


Sentiment:  With love.

Today, I am showcasing an adorable small size heart bow die, which can be used for many occasions, including Valentine's Day.  This one is going to be for a mini card to go inside of a package.  I used assorted double-sided paper from my stash and a watercolor piece, then die-cut.  I love that there are three bow sizes to choose from, to fit different


***Sneak Peek Giveaway***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner!  For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday on my blog!  ALL you have to is leave a comment on each of our blogs!  You are NOT required to comment on every single blog, but the more you comment on, the more chances you have for winning!  VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you with your comments just in case YOU are the lucky winner!  
For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even Instagram it.... #mycreativetime

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and let's start spreading the word!

Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Small Heart Bow Die, Be Mine stamps and 3x3 Tri-Fold Card die; Ranger archival ink in plum, assorted double-sided paper, watercolor, watercolor paper and hemp cord thread.

For more sneak peek inspiration, visit Emma's My Creative Time blog.
Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn

Friday, December 6, 2019

Christmas Card ~ Day 5 MCT 5 Days of Christmas

Hi there, and welcome to our "5" Days of Christmas"! This week we will be sharing with you LOTS of last-minute Christmas ideas, such as cards, tags, treat holders, gift card holders and whatever else comes to mind that will help YOU get your creative juices flowing.

Today is Day 5 of our 5 Days of Christmas! We all will be showcasing various quick and EASY projects of our choice!



Sentiment: Merry Christmas.

Here is Christmas card with a gold glitter panel for the background. I wanted this to be clean and simple, so I added a Santa hat, snow slopes and a simple sentiment. This is made using MCT die-cuts and a bit of foam tape and glue. There is no coloring or stamping needed for this one. The colors pop in red, black, white and gold sparkle.

***GIVEAWAY*** There will be five (5) winners throughout the 5 days of Christmas. Up for grabs are five of Emma's favorite things shown below. All you have to do is leave your comments on each of our blogs during the five days for a chance to win one of the prizes. You must comment on each of our blogs each of the five days to be considered for a prize. Please remember to leave your email with your comment, so that Emma can contact you if you win.



Here are my other days of Christmas projects.

Day 1


Day 4

And here is another look at my project for today.



Supplies:  My Creative Time Big Santa Dies, More Stitched Edges, Stitched Square Dies Inside & Out, and Money Holder Dies; gold glitter cardstock, foam and flat double-sided tape, Ranger multi media matte glue.

Please visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more inspiration and for all of our blog links for the 5 Days of Christmas.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn



Thursday, December 5, 2019

Gift Card Holder ~ Day 4 MCT 5 Days of Christmas

Hi there, and welcome to our "5" Days of Christmas"! This week we will be sharing with you LOTS of last-minute Christmas ideas, such as cards, tags, treat holders, gift card holders and whatever else comes to mind that will help YOU get your creative juices flowing.

Today is Day 4 of our 5 Days of Christmas! We all will be showcasing some quick and EASY gift card holders!



Sentiment: May Christmas bring you everything you're wishing for.

Here is a gift card holder with a pocket style. The was die-cut twice, using the Present Box Die with patterned paper. Instead of making a box, I made a flat pocket with the pattern on the front and on the back, folding the edges inward and leaving the top open. The bow trim is also part of the same die set. This can easily be added to a card as a card accent and gift card holder in one. This measures 3" x 4.5", assembled.

***GIVEAWAY*** There will be five (5) winners throughout the 5 days of Christmas. Up for grabs are five of Emma's favorite things shown below. All you have to do is leave your comments on each of our blogs during the five days for a chance to win one of the prizes. You must comment on each of our blogs each of the five days to be considered for a prize. Please remember to leave your email with your comment, so that Emma can contact you if you win.




Here is another look at today's project.




Supplies:  My Creative Time Christmas Wishes and Present Box Die; BasicGrey Nordic Holiday paper, adhesive gem, foam and flat double-sided tape, Wonder tape, Ranger jet black archival ink.

Please visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more inspiration and for all of our blog links for the 5 Days of Christmas.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn



Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Canvas mixed media art with tissue paper and stamping.

For Technique Time at Unity, I am sharing a mixed media art canvas using stamped tissue paper and acrylic paint.



Sentiment:  Love your story.

This is an inspirational themed art canvas with a rustic look.  This involves a few steps.  See below for details and a video tutorial.


Here are helpful tips for creating this canvas.  To begin, stamp tissue paper with selected art or words.  Then, tear the tissue to separate the sections.  Next, mix a dab of acrylic paint into a bit of matte gel for each color.  For ease, use a plastic craft mat or palette to separate colors.  Have on hand a pre-primed stretched canvas or prime a canvas and then leave it to dry.  Next, make a background using swipes of three premixed paint colors.  It helps to use a foam blending brush.  Then, assemble the tissue paper pieces onto the wet paint and then brush each tissue section with uncolored matte gel.  Once that has completely dried overnight, blend distress ink around all edges for a rustic look.  Finally, add your choice of extra embellishments or accents to finish.


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


Here is a closer look.



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. All The Stories (Dec 2019 Uniquely Unity Ang.Mag. kit); Liquitex matte gel and acrylic paint in aqua green, light portrait pink and gray value 3; tissue paper, paper flowers, brads, Tim Holtz ticket, glue gun, foam blender, 5x7 deep edge Winsor & Newton artists' canvas, spatula, Ranger jet black archival ink, distress ink in black soot and plastic craft mat.

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.


Have a great day.
Gaylynn