Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Flower Bookmark or Gift Tag ~ MCT Tag It Tuesday

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing tag projects for Tag It Tuesday.


Sentiment: Happiness is a cup of tea and a good book.

This doubles as a gift tag or a bookmark.  I love the heart flower and the fun tea and book sentiment.

Supplies:  My Creative Time Pretty Heart Roses and So Many Books; ribbon, Copic markers BV08 V04, V06, V01, G0000, G21, Y02, E00 and E13; Sizzix Big Shot and Simon Says Stamp intense black ink for alcohol markers.

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

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Card stamping and coloring on vellum.

Here is a quick and easy vellum birthday card, which can easily be made in multiples.


Sentiment:  May all your wishes come true.

For most of us, birthday cards are the cards we give out the most.  This one would be perfect to make in multiples to have on hand in different colors to fit the person.  It works for kids or adults, guys and gals, just by changing up the color choices.

For this technique, I show how to get a soft look to coloring with markers.  The secret is coloring on vellum.  I like to stamp on one side of the vellum and color on the opposite side.  This is one technique that I gravitate to when I need to work fast or want a softer look.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Cakes and Better With Age; vellum, solid cardstock, twine, Simon Says Stamp wavy scallop stitches dies, Copic markers BG49, R27 and Y15.

Have a lovely day.

Friday, January 18, 2019

You + Me ~ MCT 87th Edition Release and Blog Hop

Hello, Gaylynn here.  It is the My Creative Time 87th Edition release, sale and blog hop.
You may have arrived from Emily's blog.


Sentiment:  You complete me.

This love card was made using the beautiful heart shaped rose stamps and dies.  I also added the lacy heart and sentiment from this release.  I kept this one clean and simple with just a few layers and colors.  There are many possibilities with these kits for all year round.

*** 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 with your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner!

Below are the new kits that I used for today's project, but see the full release at My Creative Time.

You + Me
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Pretty Heart Roses
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*** SALE ALERT ***
ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW here:http://shop.my-creative-time.com/Ne...! Use the code: JAN2019 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, January 25, 2019 @midnight PST.

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***FREEBIE***
Starting today... Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new "LOVE Block Die". This new die will be given to the FIRST 25 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 25 shoppers it will automatically be added to your package at the time of packing/shipping. Once 25 shoppers come through, this stamp 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!


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

Day 2


Here is another look at today's card.


Supplies: My Creative Time You + Me and Pretty Heart Roses, XOXO Border Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate; Simon Says Stamp intense black ink for alcohol markers, Copic markers Y11, Y02, R27, R32, R20, BG32 and G0000.

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 always look forward to hearing from you. Gaylynn



Thursday, January 17, 2019

Wine tag with florals and rose gold foiling. Video tutorial included.

This is a wine tag, perfect for presenting a wine gift, a hostess gift or for parties.


Sentiment:  You are delightful.

This wine tag was stamped and then heat embossed.  I ran it through my preheated laminator to add rose gold foil.  The open areas were layered with Copic markers.  I used a die-cut panel for the wine tag and layered it with the trimmed stamped panel.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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Foiling Tips

There are a few different ways to foil with and without a laminator.  
Here are some tips for foiling using a preheated laminating machine.
My laminator works best by heating the foil face up on a piece of pre-embossed cardstock without using a folder to sandwich the foiling.  I think it is because my laminator has one heat temperature and feeding it though with one piece of cardstock and one layer of foil is thin enough for it to heat and attach the foil the best.  (Though "sometimes" a folded piece of paper to sandwich works for me.)
Laminator and foil types are each different.
I am using a YourStory laminator/book binder.  It needs to be fully pre-heated (up to 5 minutes).  Sometimes it works with sandwiching the foil between a folded piece of paper and sometimes it works better feeding the paper with foil directly without the folder.  Before foiling with a laminator, have your stamping heat embossed and cooled.  Or use printed images using a laser printer and then foil without a folder. 
Toner sheets can be used to foil die-cuts and pre-designed toner sheets can also be foiled.  
Carefully practice if using your laminator with foiling.
Foiling without a laminator is an option using other techniques which will be covered in future foiling posts.

For more of my foil posts, see foiling.

Here is another look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Encompassed Beauty and Beautiful Forever & Ever 1/2019 KOTM, rose gold deco foil, YourStory laminator, VersaMark ink, embossing powder, heat tool.

Feel free to comment or ask questions below.

Thanks for visiting.

Doily Hearts ~ Day 4 MCT 87th Edition Sneak Peek

Hello.  The MCT team is sharing Day 4 sneak peeks of the 87th Edition release.


Sentiment:  My heart is full because of you.

I adore these new heart dies.  They layer nicely and look so dainty and elegant.  I decided to nest a couple of the hearts and pop up the center one.  I added white splatters to the red hearts using acrylic paint mixed with water.  Then I trimmed the background with the xoxo border dies.

***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 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! 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!

Here is another look.



Supplies: My Creative Time Heart Doily Dies, You + Me, XOXO Border Dies, metal adaptor plate; vellum, cardstock, Sizzix Big Shot and Ranger archival ink.

Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks. And check back tomorrow for the full reveal and blog hop.

Thanks for visiting.  Remember to comment for prize chances.
Gaylynn



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Heat embossed foiling card + laminator + watercolor.

For Watercolor Wednesday, and I am sharing a watercolor floral card which also includes heat embossing and foiling.   I used a laminating machine for this technique.


Sentiment:  You're great.  I like you lots.

This card incorporates both foiling with heat embossing and watercolor.  It was a two step process using smooth cardstock instead of watercolor paper.  For this, I used very little water for the watercolor.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.
I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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Heat Embossed Foiling + Laminator + Watercolor
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
(There are different ways to add foil in paper crafting. This is an example of one way.)
To begin, add powder to a trimmed or die-cut piece of smooth cardstock.  This prevents stray embossing powder.
Stamp the images using a stamp positioning tool like Misti with a watermark ink like VersaMark.
To heat emboss, cover the stamping with embossing powder. I used white. Heat set with a heat gun tool. Then cool the heat embossing.
Preheat a laminator.
Trim decorative foil for the areas that you want foiled.
Place foil sheet face up over the heat embossed panel and run through a preheated laminator.
Cool the foiling then carefully remove the foil sheet from the heat embossed panel.
Watercolor the background using ink smooshing with very little water. Heat set.
Use this foiled panel for your project.
(I sometimes run the stamped panel with the foil layer through my preheated laminator without a folder or carrier sleeve, because it works best using my existing YourStory laminator.)
(Optional:  Use a folded piece of paper to sandwich the stamped panel with foil sheet prior to foiling if that works with your laminator.)

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. As We Go Along by Angie Blom, Gina K. Designs fancy foil in turquoise sea, MFT die-namics, Altenew watercolor half pans, YourStory laminator, 80 lb cardstock, VersaMark, white embossing powder, powder tool, gems and heat tool.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.
Also, you can find my other watercolor features at Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Pretty Heart Roses ~ Day 3 MCT 87th Edition Sneak Peek

Hello.  The MCT team is sharing Day 3 sneak peeks of the 87th Edition release.


Sentiment:  Happily ever after.

This is a wedding or anniversary watercolor card featuring a heart shaped rose flower.  I love this pretty floral stamp set.  It works for so many occasions.  I decided to make this a clean and simple card with just the flower as the focus.  I used a watercolor pencils for color.

***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 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! 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!

Here is another look.


Supplies: My Creative Time Pretty Heart Roses, watercolor paper and Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils.

Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks, all week long.

Thanks for visiting.  Remember to comment all week for prize chances.
Gaylynn