Thursday, August 29, 2019

Unity paper card trim and Copics with stamping.

Here is a look at ways to use patterned paper in card making.  I show bits of Copic coloring with stamping as well.


Sentiment:  Birthday girl, you don't look a day over fabulous.

This is a celebration card, perfect for a birthday, bridal shower or most any celebration occasion, just by switching out the sentiment.  I decided to pair one of the new Unity paper packs with this stamped girl image panel.  To accent, I added Copic markers, adhesive pearls and selective paper trimmings.

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

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Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Goodness Of Life 8/2019 Uniquely Unity and Pink & Blue Watercolored {paper pack}; Copic markers E11, YR00, G21, V04, V06, E44, RV11, R20; cardstock, Neenah solar white 110 lb cover, adhesive pearls, Pop Dots, Fiskars paper trimmer.

Have a lovely day.
Gaylynn

Oh joy winter holiday wreath card ~ My Creative Time

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing card projects.  I decided to make a holiday card.  For me, it is never to early to chip away at making them.



Sentiment:  Oh joy.

To begin, I added some of the patterned paper from my stash, along with the sweet lace and wreath stamps and dies.  I love the softness to this background paper, especially for the winter holidays.  Then, a tiny bit of Copic coloring was added to the wreath.  To finish, I added the stamped sentiment.

Supplies:  My Creative Time I Have Faith In You stamps and dies, Lace Border Die and Just A Little Something; Simon Says Stamp intense black ink, Bo Bunny Elf Magic paper, Copic markers B01, BG15, BG49, BG32, Y21; foam tape.

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

Thank you for visiting.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Ombre glitter stamping with VersaMark ink and hair spray.

Today is the first day of my new series here on the Unity blog.  It is called Technique Time.  I will show some of my favorite techniques with helpful tips along the way.   For this project, I am sharing one way to obtain glitter stamping.




Sentiment:  Merry.

To begin, I stamped using the Misti stamping tool and a VersaMark ink pad with fresh VersaMark refill.  Then, I added three shades of fine glitter to the stamped panel.  To keep a better hold on the glitter, I added hair spray to the glitter panel, dried and added more hair spray.  To finish, I layered everything and added tiny 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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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Cheerful Prancing and All Winter Long; Neenah classic crest solar white 110lb cover, original misti, VersaMark ink pad and refill; MSC fine glitter in turquoise, lapis lazuli and feldspar; cardstock, foam tape, unscented hair spray and adhesive gems.

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.

Thanks so much.  Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Friday, August 23, 2019

Halloween ~ MCT 94th Edition Release, Sale & Blog Hop

Hello, it's Gaylynn here.  The My Creative Time 94th Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.
You may have arrived from Emily's blog.




Sentiment:  Happy Halloween!

This is a second way that I am using the skull treat box die.  During the sneak peek days, I showed these dies being used as a treat box.  This time, I decided to use the skull section, along with the background layer, to make a gift tag.  I just trimmed away the side tabs.  These are great to tie onto treats, bags, card accents or even used as a wine tag.

Here is a look at the skull treat box die which I am using pieces of in today's project.  I also use parts of the other items releasing.
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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 with your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner!

Here is another look at the tag used on a larger gift bag. The skull section measures approximately 3" x 3", so it is great for larger party favor bags or gift packages.



*** SALE ALERT ***
ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW here! Use the code: AUG2019 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, August 23, 2019, at midnight PST.

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***FREEBIE***
Starting today... Friday, July 19, 2019, at 8 am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new "HALLOWEEN FUN TAG DIES". 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 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

Day 3


Supplies: My Creative Time Skull Treat Box Die, Halloween Fun and Halloween Fun Tag Dies; BasicGrey clippings 6x6 paper, hole punch, twine, cardstock and adhesive.

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, August 22, 2019

Little boos treat bag gift tags for Halloween.

Today, I am sharing a fun way to dress up treats for Halloween.  I made a quick and easy set of assorted treat bag tags.


To begin, I stamped some of the icons onto a sheet of cardstock with Copic friendly ink.  Then, I lightly added touches of Copic makers to the stamping.  Two sizes of circle punches were used to cut out the icons and the frame layer.  With a little twine and a treat bag, the assembling was complete.

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. Little Boos; circle punches, Copic markers Y20, Y11, YG13, G99, C1, C5, YR00, E11, E13; cardstock, twine and a hole punch.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Fright Night ~ Day 4 MCT 94th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hello, it's Gaylynn.  Here is Day 4 of sneak peeks with the My Creative Time 94th Edition release.


Sentiment:  Happy fright night.

Oh, what fun it is to create this Halloween favor box.  This is nearly all die-cuts except for the fun coordinating sentiment stamp.  I used assorted solid cardstock and extra tacky double-sided tape to assemble.  This is approximately 3" x 3" and will hold wrapped treats or small gifts.  I want to make these for our trick-or-treaters.

***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 My Creative Time 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 with 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 Halloween Fun, Halloween Fun Tag Dies and Skull Treat Box Die; twine, hole punch, cardstock and Wonder Tape.
More sneak peeks are on Emma's My Creative Time blog. Thanks for visiting. I look forward to hearing from you. Gaylynn

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Night time sky background holiday watercolor card.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I made a night time sky background holiday card scene.  For this process, I used watercolor powders with stamping.




Sentiment:  Holy night.

To begin, I created the watercolor background panel using Brusho watercolor powders.  My goal was to obtain a nighttime sky background using dark watercolor shades.  Then, I added stamping with heat embossing over the dried watercolor panel.  To finish, I added a stamped sentiment and adhesive pearls.
The process is messy, so use caution to protect the work area from color stains and follow the precautions for the color powders.  


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


Here is another look.


And a little closer.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Woodland Festivities; Neenah classic crest solar white 110lb cover, Canson XL watercolor paper 140lb cold press, Brusho crystal color powders, original misti, mini mister, VersaMark ink, white embossing powder, EK powder tool, heat tool and adhesive pearls.

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 so much.  Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Spooky Tree ~ Day 3 MCT 94th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hello, it's Gaylynn.  Here is Day 3 of sneak peeks with the My Creative Time 94th Edition release.


Sentiment:  October 31

Here is a fun layered tag with Halloween themed die-cuts and embossed stamping.  I used black cardstock in the background and then added white dye ink swooshes.  It turned out looking somewhat dark gray and navy blue.  That was a nice surprise.  I distressed the tree and added a moon to the background with patterned paper.  With a little twine, it is ready to be added to a gift, treat bag, party favor or even used as a wine tag.

***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 My Creative Time 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 with 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 Halloween Fun, Spooky Tree Tag Die and Bunch Of Fun Circle Dies; twine, white embossing powder, VersaMark ink, ColorBox pigment ink, hole punch, vintage photo distress oxide ink and cardstock.
More sneak peeks are on Emma's My Creative Time blog. Thanks for visiting. I look forward to hearing from you. Gaylynn

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Something Wicked ~ Day 2 MCT 94th Edition Sneak Peeks.

Hello, it's Gaylynn.  Here is Day 2 of the sneak peeks with the My Creative Time 94th Edition release.


Sentiment:  Something wicked just for you!

For this card, I die-cut the witch hat in glitter paper.  Then I added a background flag and the stamped sentiment tag.  The patterned paper accent and adhesive pearls were also added, to finish.

***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 My Creative Time 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 with 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 Halloween Fun, Halloween Fun Tag Dies and More Chunky Tag Dies; jet black Ranger archival ink, foam tape, BasicGrey paper, glitter paper and cardstock.
More sneak peeks are on Emma's My Creative Time blog. Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn

Monday, August 19, 2019

Boo! ~ Day 1 MCT 94th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hello, it's Gaylynn.  Here is a sneak peek of the My Creative Time 94th Edition release.


Sentiment:  Incredi-boo.. That's You!

This was super fun to make.  This stamp and die set comes with several sentiments and Halloween dies.  I chose to use the ghosts and bat for this card.  I also used patterned paper and an edge die-cut.  This took about ten minutes to make.  Super quick and easy.

***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 My Creative Time 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 with 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 Halloween Fun and More Stitched Edges; jet black Ranger archival ink, foam tape and BasicGrey paper.
More sneak peeks are on Emma's My Creative Time blog. Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Watercolor blending, sympathy card topper and tutorial.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I am showing a way to blend two shades of watercolor onto a stamped flower.  Also, I share a cute card topper idea.




Sentiment:  With sympathy

To begin, I used watercolor paper for the flower and vellum for the sentiment.  All paper was trimmed to fit the card base.  Watercolor was added using markers, but any watercolor would work for this technique.  I first dabbed watercolor by color section and then blended that section out with a wet brush.  I repeated that for the second golden watercolor sections, blending into the first color.  To finish, I layered a card topper using die-cut patterned paper, vellum and a sentiment.

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


Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Wild Florals and Abundant Blessings; Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers 063, 028, 081; foam tape, vellum, Neenah classic crest solar white 110lb cover, BasicGrey plumeria paper, My Creative Time lace border die, Altenew palette mat, Ranger watercolor paper, watercolor brush, 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 so much.  Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Just you you strawberry gift or wine tag.

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing Tag It Tuesday projects.  I decided to make a cute strawberry gift tag.  It would work for most any gift, baked goods, gift bag or even as a wine tag.



Sentiment:  Just for you.

This sweet gift tag includes a die-cut strawberry.  If you look closely, you will see that the seeds are actually tiny hearts.  I used assorted patterned paper for the strawberry and the stem.  With a bit of twine and a micro sentiment tag, it is ready for gift giving.

Supplies:  My Creative Time More Chunky Tag Dies, Especially For You, Cute Micro Dies and Strawberry Treat Dies; Ranger archival ink in coffee, Jen Hadfield paper, solid cardstock, foam tape and twine.

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

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Birthday swan card with minimal color watercolor.

Hello, Gaylynn here for Watercolor Wednesday.  I am sharing a way to obtain minimal color watercolor.  I made a clean and simple card using this swan scene.



Sentiment:  Happy birthday.

This is a large scene with a mixed media look to it.  To make it softer, I added very little color to the folds and creases in the stamp.  I used water based markers and then blended out the color with water only.  With just a few dots and lines, the color softens with water and a brush.  I also used a palette to blend color before adding it to the stamping.  This technique provides an elegant look to card making.

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. Grow In Grace and Abundant Blessings; Zig clean color real brush markers 042, 021, 094, 091; Ranger watercolor paper, My Creative Time dies, watercolor brush, Altenew palette mat, foam tape, adhesive pearls.

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.

Have a wonderful day.
Gaylynn

Wicked Treats Halloween Favor Wrap ~ MCT 3D Wednesday

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing 3D projects.  I decided to make a fun Halloween favor wrap, envelope style.



Sentiment:  Wicked treats.

This was fun and easy to make.  I used double-sided patterned paper for the envelope die-cut.  Then I added the fun sentiment with tulle accenting the front side.  The inside holds small teats tied with tulle.  This can easily be made into multiple for trick-or-treaters or for party favors.

Supplies:  My Creative Time Stitched Treat Sleeve Die and Witchie Witchie; Ranger archival ink in jet black, MSC double-sided 12" x 12" patterned paper, Wonder tape and black tulle.

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

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Quilted border and envelope art ~ card and tutorial.

Here is an inspirational card featuring a border made from stamps with the look of quilting.  I used a few different stamp strips with heat embossing for this.


Sentiment:
Plant kindness & gather love.

These stamps provide a quilt look, leaving no space around the edges.  I used five different stamps right next to each other, stamped them and then heat embossed.   I wanted a staggering look to the strips to make a top border background.  As a bonus, I also used the same patterns on an envelope but with different ink color.  The envelope stamping can be placed on any side of the envelope, front, back, left, right, top or bottom. The possibilities are endless for crafts.

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

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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here is another look.


And here is a coordinating envelope.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Background Builders Strips Set 1, Strips Set 2 and Gather Love; VersaMark ink, white embossing powder, heat tool, foam tape, envelope, ribbon and adhesive pearls.

Have a lovely day.
Gaylynn