Friday, October 20, 2017

Blog Hop CardMaker & Terial Arts ~ Fall Postcard

Hello, it's Gaylynn here with an Autumn postcard for the CardMaker and Terial Arts blog hop.

Sentiment:  And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.  Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.  Roald Dahl

This post focuses on creating a postcard with fabric and Terial Magic Fabric Stabalizer spray.  I made a photo tutorial showing the steps for this project.

I found a beautiful piece of fabric in my Fall decorations.  I wanted to isolate the leaves.  But first, I needed to prepare the fabric with the spray.

Step 1:  Placed the fabric on a cookie sheet and then spray the fabric front and back.  Squeeze the fabric together, then hang until damp dry.  (The Terial Magic spray washes out, so wash the cookie sheet afterwards, but not the fabric.)

Step 2:  Once the fabric is damp dry, iron it on low over parchment paper, to protect your ironing board.  The fabric will be more stiff, once dry.

Step 3:  Cut the leaves and accents out with scissors.  Using double-sided adhesive, arrange them around a sentiment onto the front of the postcard.

This shows the front with the leaves and also what the back looks like.  I added glitter dots around the leaves to complement the quote.  This is going to be a decoration piece of mine for Autumn.  Because of so many  pieces in this, I suggest using an envelope if mailing something this layered.

This blog hop is just for fun and is filled with inspiration.  Visit and leave a comment on each blog in the hop.   The full lineup will be on the CardMaker blog, if you get lost along the way.

Jen Shults
Nicole Coursey
Teresa Kline
Gaylynn Martling {You are here.}
Savannah O'Gwynn {Next}
Clare Prezzia
Diana Carr

I would love your comments and to read other great uses for this fabric spray.

Have a wonderful day.

Supplies:  Terial Magic Fabric Stabalizer, Unity Stamp Co. Glittering Eyes, Canson cold press watercolor paper, postcard template, double-sided adhesive and glitter glue.

Uniquely Unity Possibilities Await Camera Card

Today, I am up on the Unity blog with this camera card project for the newest Uniquely Unity stamp kit.

Sentiment:  Hope your birthday is picture perfect.

For this card, I heat embossed the background in two different colors.  And for the main camera image, I used Copic markers then cut it out.  Three kits were mixed and matched in this.

Here is a video tutorial showing the process.

And here is the card a little closer.

I am loving this vintage camera.  There is a long line of photographers in the family, past and present.  Wanna see some of their amazing work?  Take a look...

My niece Julie's site is Olly View Photography and my cousin's is Newbrough Photo.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Possibilities Await Uniquely Unity Oct 2017 by Tierra Jackson, Simply Vintage by Gina K Designs and Just a Little Clicky by Angie Blom; My Creative Time tag dies, Copic markers, embossing powder, Ranger Archival ink and Clearsnap ColorBox ink.

I hope this made you smile.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Inspirational watercolor accents and butterflies.

Here is an inspirational card with butterflies and watercolor.

Sentiment:  When you love & laugh abundantly, you live a beautiful life.

For this card, I repeated the butterfly stamping around the sentiment.  And then, I added bright and cheerful watercolor and accents.

Here is a quick video tutorial for this butterfly card.

And a little closer:

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Love Abundantly October 2017 Layers of Life, Ranger archival ink, distress markers and water brush, Canson watercolor paper, Papertrey, Ink cardstock and Pretty Pink Posh droplets.

A little note about my cards:  I have greeting cards for sale on my website plus the ones seen here on my blog and on my facebook page.  These are one of a kind creations of mine.  If you happen to see something that you would like to purchase or to request a custom order, leave a note or message me and I will get back with you.

Have a fabulous day.

An inspirational card with Unity's Jane Girl.

Here is a vintage style inspirational card using watercolor and paper layers.

Sentiment:  Stay patient and trust your journey.

I gave this card a vintage look with distress ink and watercolor.  It is a great inspirational card for supporting friends and family.

I made a video tutorial for it.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq

Here is another look a little closer:

A little note about my cards:  I have greeting cards for sale on my website plus the ones seen here on my blog and on my facebook page.  These are one of a kind creations of mine.  If you happen to see something that you would like to purchase or to request a custom order, leave a note or message me and I will get back with you.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Jane Girl by Angie Blom, Ranger archival ink, distress ink and distress markers, Spellbinders dies, hemp,  Canson watercolor paper and BasicGrey paper.

Enjoy your day.

Monday, October 16, 2017

My CardMaker Tip ~ Stamping Ink for Watercoloring

Today, I am up on the CardMaker Magazine blog with my tip for today.

Sentiment:  Boo-lieve in all good things.

Go check out the CardMaker blog to see my favorite stamping inks for use with watercoloring.  I made these cute ghost tags to demonstrate each way of using the inks prior to watercolor.

It is time for Halloween decorations.  I like to decorate little treat favors for the trick-or-treaters.  These tags will go on some of those goodie bags.

Thanks for visiting.
Now head on over to CardMaker to read more about this project.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Delighted to be published in CardMaker Winter 2017 issue & Web Bonuses

I finally get to share that my projects are featured in the Winter issue of CardMaker Magazine and also in their Web Bonuses section.

Here is a peek:

For CardMaker exclusive web bonuses, go to CardMaker and log in using your subscriber email address or newsstand code CM6454 to download bonus projects and templates.
The three snowflake cards are included in the Web Bonuses section.

For more information, check out the Winter 2017 magazine issue in print or online.  
Or, subscribe to CardMaker

I used stamps from Unity Stamp Company:  Midnight Kisses, Holiday Hugs and also Love & Joy for the Holidays.  I also used products from Lil' Inker Designs, My Favorite Things, Copic, Neenah and Ranger Industries.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Quick & easy Christmas card making.

Here is one way to make your own quick and easy handmade holiday cards.

Sentiment:  May your days be merry & bright.

I used the beautiful silhouette reindeer in the October 2017 sentiment kit at Unity along with patterned paper and hemp.  I used die-cuts, but this can easily be made with a paper trimmer or punches. 

For multiple cards, trim all of the pieces in the same setting.  Then stamp on the image panels and assemble.

Here is a quick video tutorial for this deer card.

And here is a closer view of the card.

Link Up:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Christmas

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Cheerful Prancing 10/2017 Sentiment Kit by Lisa Arana, DCWV cardstock, My Favorite Things die-namics and hemp.

I hope you enjoyed this early holiday project.  Have a great weekend.