Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Gold embossed girl watercolor wine tag.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I have a heat embossed and watercolor wine tag for the Unity blog today.



Sentiment:  Find you tribe.  Love them hard.

For this wine tag, I wanted a friendship theme.  I added the girl in gold and then used watercolor for color.  It was embellished with splatters and adhesive gems.

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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Gold Embossed Girl Watercolor Wine Tag
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
Trim or die-cut a wine tag panel with watercolor paper.  Add powder to the panel.  Heat emboss in gold.
Remove excess embossing powder using a narrow brush.  Heat set.
Watercolor the stamping.  Heat set between colors.  I used Altenew watercolor for this tag.
I use the stamp backing to mask prior to adding watercolor splatters.  Repositionable adhesive is best for masking.
Heat set and then embellish to finish.


Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. (Planner Gal) Love Them and Original Misti, Altenew watercolor half pans, Canson watercolor paper, VersaMark, powder tool, gold embossing powder, Papertrey Ink dies, heat tool, repositionable adhesive, stamp backing and adhesive gems.

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

Easy Spring or Summer party favor gift wrap.

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing 3-D themed projects.


This is a treat or favor wrap with a Spring or Summer theme.  It is decorated using patterned paper with lemons and flowers.  It was die-cut using the 2" x 2" note holder die with the add-ons.  This one holds a snack size wrapped chocolate candy. 
This was quick and easy to do.  It could be made into multiples easily for parties, showers, classroom occasions, teacher appreciation gifts and more.

Supplies:  My Creative Time 2x2 Note Holder Die + Add-Ons; Jen Hadfield paper, Pop Dots.

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

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Monday, April 22, 2019

Making flowers from round stamps ~ card and video.

Today, I am sharing a fun way to stretch your stamps and create unique and unexpected card designs with them.


Sentiment:
It's your day.  Enjoy.

This clean and simple card was made using a lollipop stamp.  I decided to use only the pop top to make three rose buds.  To make the whimsical floral bouquet, I arranged them along with punched out leaves from double-sided paper.  Copic markers in three colors and sequins were also used.  It turned out better than I expected.

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

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Here is another look.



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Cake Time; Copic markers RV29, R20, R32; foam tape, MSC punch, decorative paper, My Creative Time dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Ranger multi medium matte adhesive.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn


Friday, April 19, 2019

My Creative Time 90th Edition Release, Sale and Blog Hop

Hi, it's Gaylynn here.  The My Creative Time 90th Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.
You may have arrived from Emily's blog.



Sentiment:
Hello there.  Wishing you the best.

For this card background, I used the negative of the zig zag die-cutting from a project posted earlier this week.  The color is from distress oxide ink blending.  I added flower and heart accent layers along with the sentiments

Here are the newest releases plus the freebie further down, found in the MCT store.

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*** 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 *** ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW here.  Use the code: APR2019 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY.  This sale will end on Friday, April 26 2019 at midnight PST.

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***FREEBIE***
Starting today... Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8am PST we will be giving away these ADORABLE new dies "FLOWER & HEART MOM DIES". This new set 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 project.



Supplies: My Creative Time Zig Zag Background Die, 2 x 2 Note Holder Die + Add-Ons, Strip Sentiment Dies, Hello Gorgeous and Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies and More; distress oxide ink pads, makeup brushes, white embossing powder, VersaMark, adhesive gems 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



Cupcake wishes birthday card with sparkle.

Here is a fun birthday card featuring a huge cupcake and lots of bling.


Sentiment:
Cupcake wishes on your birthday.

This card was made by using repeat stamping of the same sentiment for the background.  Also, the cupcake was colored with Copics and decorated with star glitter.  To add extra sparkle, sequins were also used as card embellishment.

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

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Here is another look.



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Cupcake Day and Elsa Collection sequins; Copic markers B0000, BG53, YG0000, Y13, Y21; , foam tape, MSC star glitter and My Creative Time dies.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mom Love Tag ~ Day 4 MCT 90th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi.  The MCT team is sharing Day 4 sneak peeks of the 90th Edition release.



Sentiment:  Mom love.

This is a gift tag for any time to celebrate Mom.  It is heart shaped and includes Mom love in silver against pink.  It includes flower and heart accents along with silver twine.  It would work as a gift tag, wine tag or used as a card embellishment.

***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 the MCT 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.


Supplies: My Creative Time Flower and Heart Mom Dies, 2" x 2" Note Holder Add-Ons, You Dies #1 and You + Me; pink and silver cardstock plus silver twine.

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

Remember to comment for prize chances.
Tune in tomorrow for the full release, sale and blog hop.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn



Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Watercolor Flower Jar Card + Mistake Correction

For Watercolor Wednesday, I am sharing a card with flower jar watercolor and with a way to correct a mistake.


Sentiment:  Do what makes you happy.


This was first heat embossed in black and then watercolor was added for color.  There was a section of the splatters that I wanted to correct.  So, I share an easy fix for mistake correction as well.


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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Watercolor Flower Jar Card + Mistake Correction
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
Prior to embossing, add powder to watercolor paper.  This prevents stray embossing powder.
Sometimes, I also use a dry brush to remove excess embossing powder before heat setting.
On the embossed stamping, add watercolor layers.  I repeated all layers to add dimension, then I heat set.
The stamping was masked using the stamp backing and repositionable adhesive.  Splatters were added.
Finally, I corrected a stray splatter by adding more color and also by covering that small section with a die-cut butterfly.


Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Gather Love and Original Misti, Altenew watercolor half pans, Ranger watercolor paper, VersaMark, black embossing powder, My Creative Time dies, Winnie and Walter dies, foam tape, heat tool and adhesive gems.

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

Mini Note Pad Holder ~ Day 3 MCT 90th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi.  The MCT team is sharing Day 3 sneak peeks of the 90th Edition release.



Here is a mini 2" x 2" sticky note pad holder wrap.  It is quick and easy to make with the new 2x2 note holder die.  I used patterned paper with a bow die-cut for a small accent.  This includes a mini post-it note pad but can also hold a small treat, gift or note.


***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 the MCT 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.


Supplies: My Creative Time 2" x 2" Note Holder Die + Add-Ons and accents from the Sleigh Die set; DCWV paper and foam tape.

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

Remember to comment all week for prize chances.
Have a great day.
Gaylynn



Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Zig Zag Flamingo ~ Day 2 MCT 90th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi.  The MCT team is sharing Day 2 sneak peeks of the 90th Edition release.



Sentiment:
To my princess.  Stand tall & be fabulous.

For this card, I added distress oxide inks in two colors onto cardstock.  Then, I die-cut the zig zag background overlay.  The flamingo, crown and sentiments were stamped and then die-cut.  Copics were added to the flamingo.


***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 the MCT 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 Hello Gorgeous, Strip Sentiment Dies and Zig Zag Background; Simon Says Stamp ink, Ranger distress oxide inks in cracked pistachio and worn lipstick; sequins, makeup brushes, Copic markers E11, R02, R32, RV11, RV04, C5, Y13, YR23 and mini Misti.

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

Remember to comment all week for prize chances.
Have a great day.
Gaylynn




Monday, April 15, 2019

Birthday Flamingo ~ Day 1 MCT 90th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi.  The MCT team is sharing Day 1 sneak peeks of the 90th Edition release.



Sentiment:
Happy birthday.  Celebrate your day.
  
For the background water and for the flamingos, I used distress oxide inks along with makeup brushes for blending.
I used a snow pen to create a foam look to the water's edge.

***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 the MCT 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 Hello Gorgeous, Strip Sentiment Dies and Floating Clouds Dies; Ranger archival ink and distress oxide inks in spiced marmalade, worn lipstick and broken china; sequins, makeup brushes, snow marker and mini Misti.

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

Remember to comment all week for prize chances.
Have a great day.
Gaylynn



Friday, April 12, 2019

Strawberries and flowers encouragement card with tulle.

This card is great for support or encouragement.  I wanted it to to be uplifting and to look bright and cheerful.


Sentiment:
Even when  you feel angry, tiered, sad, don't give up.
So many people love you.

This card was made by fussy cutting background stamping and making a top card frame from it.  The stamping was heat embossed.  Colored pencils were used along with a touch of Copic marker for the strawberries.  I added red tulle for the center.

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

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Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Strawberry Fields and Don't Give Up; VersaMark ink, Prismacolor colored pencils, Gamsol, blending stump, Copic marker R27, foam tape, gold embossing powder, heat tool, red tulle.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn


Uplifting butterflies card with heat embossing and lace.

Here is an uplifting butterfly card for any occasion with an encouraging message.


Sentiment:  Strong, amazing, brave & beautiful, that's what you are.

These butterflies are part of one background stamp.  I heat embossed them in white onto mint color cardstock.  Embossing leaves a slight sheen to the stamping and has a bit of dimension with a raised surface.  It is much prettier in person.
The sentiment was added along with a strip of lace and adhesive gems.


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. Migration of Beauty and Moments of Bliss; lace, adhesive gems, Wonder Tape, foam tape, white embossing powder, heat tool, mint cardstock and My Creative Time dies.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Lace background watercolor butterfly card with stamping.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I am sharing a card with both stamping and a watercolor background in a mixed media style.


Sentiment:  Home is wherever you are.  Happy Easter.

This was stamped in layers and watercolor was added in between.  I wanted a mixed media look to this card.   I combined the sentiments for use as an Springtime Easter card.


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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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq




Background Watercolor Card with Stamping
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
Begin by stamping the sentiment onto regular cardstock.  Then stamp the background lace onto watercolor paper with waterproof ink.
I inked the lace around the background perimeter.  Then I placed the watercolor paper on top of the stamp to pick up ink from the lace stamp.
Heat set or allow the background to dry.
I added water to the panel.  Then I added one color of Altenew watercolor.  I used several layers of that color and then heat set.
Once dry, I stamped the butterfly, using two ink colors and the Mini Misti tool.
Ranger archival ink pads used:  Sienna, Monarch Orange and Pale Ochre.
I layered everything onto the card base and embellished to finish.



Here is another look.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Gather Love and LaceMini Misti, Altenew watercolor half pans, Ranger watercolor paper, archival ink, My Creative Time dies, foam tape, heat tool and adhesive gems.

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

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Beary special day bear gift tag.

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


Sentiment:  Have a beary special day.

Here is a sweet bear gift tag.  It features a teddy bear with a heart.  I layered it on polka dot kraft color cardstock.  This is accented with a hint of pink peeking through the background.
This one is going to be used for a birthday occasion.

Supplies:  My Creative Time Beary Special Thoughts Stamp and Die Set and Celebration Tags;  Big Shot, DCWV paper, twine, Ranger archival ink in coffee and distress ink in worn lipstick; makeup brush, Copic markers R20, E11, E13, RV29.

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

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Friday, April 5, 2019

Keep going 3-D butterflies encouragement card.

Today, I am sharing an encouragement card made with 3-D vellum butterflies.


Sentiment:  Keep going.  Make yourself proud.

For a soft look, like floating butterflies, I like to use vellum.  For the butterfly color, I added Copic markers to the vellum.  These were fussy cut to add texture.  The background was lightly splattered with distress ink mixed with water and a brush.

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

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Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Moments of Bliss; vellum, Tim Holtz Ranger distress ink reinker in tumbled glass; Copic markers B29, B05, Y15; My Favorite Things dies, foam adhesive.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Soft floral stamping and watercolor card accents.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I am sharing a card using watercolor card accents along with soft floral stamping.


Sentiment:  Never stop making wishes.

This was made by stamping the florals and lace in two colors of ink.  Then a separate watercolor panel was created and trimmed for coordinating card accents.

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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Soft Floral Stamping + Watercolor Card Accents
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
Begin by stamping the main panel onto regular cardstock.  I used two colors for the flowers and for the lace trim.
I stamped twice using the Mini Misti with Ranger sap green archival ink and MFT grapesicle ink.
I used distress ink to make my own watercolor card accents.  I added 3 colors to 1 strip of watercolor paper.
Before adding splatters, I masked the stamping using the stamp backing paper and repositionable adhesive.
Distress ink pads used:  dusty concord, milled lavender and peeled paint.
Once dry, I cut 2 flags and punched 1 heart for card accents.  Everything was layered and embellished to finish.


Here is another look.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. You Are My Person, Good Things With Wings and Straight LacedMini Misti, Ranger watercolor paper, archival ink in sap green and distress ink pads in dusty concord, milled lavender and peeled paint; MFT ink in grapesicle, My Creative Time dies, heat tool and adhesive gems.

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