Friday, January 31, 2020

Florals ~ MCT 48 Hour Flash Sale and Blog Hop

Hello, it's Gaylynn here. Welcome to another My Creative Time "48 Hour Flash Sale!" This sale is for 48 hours ONLY that is going on right NOW and will end on Sunday, February 2, at 7am PST. Don't forget to use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off of your entire "in-stock" only purchase! Sale applies to in-stock items only! Start shopping HERE.



Sentiment: Hi friend... You'll get through this.

Here are the steps to make this card.  First, stamp the flowers onto watercolor paper using waterproof ink and again onto the middle part of the card base.  Then, trim a patterned paper inside panel and then stamp and heat emboss the sentiment in white onto the paper.  Next, add watercolor of choice to the flowers for color.  Then, once dry, die-cut the watercolor flowers.  Next, fussy cut the card base along the bottom part of the stamped flowers.  Then, adhere the sentiment panel to the inside of the card base.  Finally, adhere the die-cut flowers with foam tape over the card base stamping, to finish.

In addition to the sale, we are ALSO showcasing a brand new stamp and die set! It is the new “You Are Cherished” set. This new set is available for purchase HERE. No photo description available.
GIVEAWAY!
Leave your comments for a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Card to the "My Creative Time" store! Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you "just in case" YOU are the LUCKY winner! Good Luck!


Here is another look.


Don't forget to use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off of your entire "in-stock" only purchase! The sale applies to in-stock items only!

Supplies:  My Creative Time You Are Cherished stamps and dies and More Stitched Rectangular dies; Ranger archival jet black ink and watercolor paper; VersaMark, white embossing powder, heat tool, mini misti, Jen Hadfield Everyday paper, Zig clean color real brush markers in 025, 021, 026, 040, 045; watercolor brush and foam tape.

You may have arrived from Emily's blog.

Your next stop in the blog hop is Ginger's blog.


The entire hop lineup is on Emma's My Creative Time blog.

Remember to leave comments along the way on the blog hop for prize chances.
Wishing you a lovely day.  Happy New Year!

Gaylynn

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Foiling after heat embossing tutorial ~ Love You Card.

Hi, it's Gaylynn.  For Technique Time at Unity, I am showing a way to add laminator foiling after heat embossing.  I share a few tips to make adding foil more successful.


Sentiment:  Love you.

Here are helpful tips for foiling after heat embossing, using a laminator.  To begin, preheat your laminator at its highest setting.  Then, pre-cut or trim background and flag layers.  Also, precut the sentiment panel.  Next, stamp with either a juicy VersaMark ink pad, a juicy and sticky dye ink pad or by adding dabs of deco foil transfer gel.  If you stamped with a juicy ink pad, add embossing powder, then heat emboss the sentiment using a heat tool.  Also, once the sentiment is set, cover the prepared sentiment panel with a trimmed piece of foil, pretty side up.  Next, carefully, run them directly or with a carrier sheet through a preheated laminator, pretty side up.  Allow to cool a bit, then remove the foil sheet.  Another tip is to use a thinner paper or cardstock for foiling, the thinner the better.  Finally, assemble the layers 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. Say It With Love and Rustic Wood {paper pack}; black embossing powder, Papertrey Ink vellum cardstock, heat tool, EK powder tool, VersaMark ink, mini misti, MCT XOXO border dies and ribbon end diesclear double-sided tape, foam tape, EK Success paper, Gina K. Designs fancy foils in wild lilac and YourStory laminator.

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 fantastic day.
Best wishes for the New Year.
Gaylynn

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Happy Birthday Coffee Mug Masculine Card

Hello.  Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing birthday themed projects.  Here is my frappuccino coffee mug birthday card, for the guys or gals.




Sentiment:  Wishing you a happy birthday.

This is great as a birthday card, masculine card or even for use as a gift card holder.  I used distress ink, vellum and patterned paper accents.

To begin, I die-cut the coffee cup pieces.  Then I added distress ink to the top panel of the mug.  I also stamped the sentiment.  I used foam tape to pop up some of the cup elements.  To add interest, I trimmed dark wood patterned paper for the background.  Finally, to finish, I layered it all.

Here is another look.



Supplies:  My Creative Time Frap Gift Card Holder Die and Not A Decaf Day; Ranger archival ink in coffee, distress oxide ink in vintage photo, foam tape, Ranger multi media matte glue, Jen Hadfield Everyday paper, vellum.

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

Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Big watercolor flower poppy card ~ Altenew half pans.

Hello.  This is one way of stamping with added watercolor.  I used Altenew half pans for color and acrylic paint for splatters.


Sentiment:  May all your wishes come true.

To make this card, pre-cut or trim all of the card layers.  Then stamp onto watercolor paper with waterproof ink.  Stamp the sentiment onto vellum, then trim.  Next, mix watercolor with water onto a palette in selected hues.  Then, with a watercolor brush, add layers of color by section, repeating as desired.  Heat set between the colors that you don't want to be blended together.  Also, mix a dab of white acrylic paint with water.  Then, using a paint brush, tap paint splatters over the flower layer.  Finally, once dry, layer onto the card base 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 another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Unusual Day Poppy and Better With Age; Altenew watercolor half pans and palette mat; watercolor brush, vellum, black embossing powder, VersaMark ink, foam tape, clear double-sided tape, StazOn black ink, Liquitex basics white acrylic paint, MFT die-namics, cardstock, heat tool, Ranger archival jet black ink, Canson cold press watercolor paper.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Masculine watercolor card and tutorial ~ Inktense pencils.

Hello.  Here is a masculine card with stamping and watercolor accents.  I used Inktense pencils on this for watercolor.


Sentiment:  You do a great job of being a great guy.

To make this card, pre-cut or trim all of the card layers.  Then stamp onto watercolor paper with waterproof ink.  Next, add light sketches from watercolor pencils along the outlines.  Then with a stiff wet paint brush, gently pull out the color from the outside inward, for each color section.  Dry between sections if you don't want them to run together.  Also, add more color as needed.  Finally, layer all of the pieces, 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 another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Sawyer Guy and Rustic Textiles {paper pack}; Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils 1800, 1740, 1900, 2000, 0820, 2200; watercolor brush, foam tape, clear double-sided tape, MFT dies, cardstock, heat tool, Ranger archival jet black ink, Canson cold press watercolor paper.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Watercolor koala card ~ Zig clean color pens + video.

Hello.  Today, I am sharing a sweet pun card scene with koala bears and watercolor accents.



Sentiment:  You're a koala-ty friend.

For this koala card, I wanted to make a little scene using the mother and baby bears along with some of the accents in the stamp set.  To make this scene, first, stamp the bears with ink for use with watercolor onto watercolor paper.  Then stamp the flowers and birds using repeat stamping, until you get the desired scene building.  Next, use watercolor of choice to add color to each of the scene elements.  I used Zig clean color real brush marker pens.  Also, to see how I used these brushes on my card, see the video below.  Finally, once dried, adhere the layers with either double-sided tape or foam tape.  



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 another look.




Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Koala-ty Friend, Zig clean color real brushes 050,065, 036, 026, 072, 025; foam tape, clear double-sided tape, MFT dies, cardstock, heat tool, Ranger archival jet black ink, Canson cold press watercolor paper.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Matching card and envelope in gold and navy blue.

Hi there, it's Gaylynn.  For Technique Time at Unity, I have a matching card and envelope set in metallic gold and navy blue.

This is a sweet mouse side-fold card, great for celebration occasions.  It was fun to put together and it has a stamped envelope to match.




Sentiment:  May all your wishes come true.

Here are helpful tips for creating this.  To begin, pre-cut the card base and the navy card front.  Next, stamp and/or heat emboss onto the solid trimmed front panel.  Then, add accents around the card and the sentiment, if you wish.  Next, adhere the stamped panel to the card base, using double-sided tape or foam tape.  Finally, tie cording or ribbon around the card for closure 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 another look.




Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Wishing and Wishing; cardstock, Ranger gold embossing powder and multi medium matte glue, gold glitter cardstock, heat tool, EK powder tool, VersaMark ink, mini misti, MCT stitched postage frame dies, archival ink in cobalt, clear double-sided tape and May Arts metallic gold cording.

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 fantastic day.
Best wishes for the New Year.
Gaylynn

Friday, January 17, 2020

Heart Tags ~ MCT 99th Edition Release and Blog Hop

Hi there, it's Gaylynn here.  The My Creative Time 99th Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.
You may have arrived from Emily's blog.


Sentiment:  Sending love your way.

For this card, I first trimmed the patterned paper to fit onto the card base.  Then, I die-cut the largest tag, the large heart, and the top border.  Next, the tag was stamped and assembled.  Finally, I adhered the layers to finish.  This would work with many different papers and themes.  And it was put together in around 20 minutes.  Hooray!

 *** 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!

Here is the new tag set that I used for today's project. Scallop Heart Tag Dies


*** SALE ALERT ***
DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW HERE! Use the code: JAN2020 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, January 24th, 2020, at midnight PST. Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this release.
Day 1

Day 2


Day 3

Day 4

Here is another look at today's card.


Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Scallop Heart Tag Dies, Be Mine and More Stitched Edges; hemp cording, foam tape, Ranger archival ink in jet black and Pink Paislee Moonstruck 6" x 6" patterned paper.

Hop along with us.
Your next stop in the hop is Ginger'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, January 16, 2020

Heart shaped box ~ Day 4 MCT 99th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi, it's Gaylynn.  Here is Day 4 of the My Creative Time 99th Edition sneak peeks.



Sentiment:  LOVE

For this project, I began by die-cutting the heart box and the LOVE word using navy cardstock.  Then, the heart was die-cut using gold glitter cardstock.  The box was assembled along the score lines.  It was adhered together in three sections using extra tacky double-sided tape.  I used a tissue paper wrap for the insert and then tied it with gold cording, 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 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 Heart Treat Dies; gold cording, navy blue and gold glitter cardstock; Wonder tape.

For more sneak peek inspiration, visit Emma's My Creative Time blog. Tune in tomorrow for the blog hop and full release reveal.
Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Gate fold gold embossed floral card & video.

Hi there, it's Gaylynn.  For Technique Time at Unity, I am sharing a way to make a simple and pretty gate fold card.  This design would work for many occasions.


This gate fold panel can be used as a card with something on the inside, or as a card wrap to include an insert.  This one is made as a card.  It would work lovely as an invitation wrap as well.  I decided to use the colors of gold and light blue.  See below for details and a video tutorial.



Sentiment:  Love never fails.  1 Corinthians 13

Here are helpful tips for creating this.  To begin, pre-cut solid cardstock paper to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".   Next, using a scoring board, score each of the long ends at 2 1/4".  Trim and stamp an inside panel onto another piece of cardstock and set aside.  Then, stamp or heat emboss onto the backside of the solid scored gate fold panel.  Next, add ink blending accents around the flowers on the end flaps.  Next, adhere the inside stamped panel (optional) or place it loosely inside.  Finally, tie cording or ribbon around the card for closure to finish.  Once folded, this would fit into an A2 sized envelope.  

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 another look.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. A Will, A Way and His Words; MSC scoring board, bone folder, cardstock, distress oxide ink in broken china, makeup blending brush, gold embossing powder, heat tool, EK powder tool, VersaMark ink, original misti, Tombow mono sand eraser, MCT more stitched rectangular dies, archival ink in cobalt, clear double-sided tape and May Arts metallic gold cording.

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 fantastic day.
Best wishes for the New Year.
Gaylynn

Heart Tag ~ Day 3 MCT 99th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi, it's Gaylynn.  Here is Day 3 of the My Creative Time 99th Edition sneak peeks.


Sentiment:  Congrats and best wishes.

For this card, I began by adding distress oxide ink blending directly onto the card base.  Then, I stamped and die-cut the wreath and the scalloped heart tag.  I used two kits for this and I think it works perfectly together.  This could be used for a wedding, bridal shower, anniversary or love 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.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and let's start spreading the word!


Here is another look:


Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Scalloped Heart Tag Dies and I Have Faith In You; Ranger distress oxide ink in worn lipstick and archival ink in jet black, makeup brushes for blending, tan cording, cardstock and adhesive.

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

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Love Letters ~ Day 2 MCT 99th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi there, it's Gaylynn here.  Here is Day 2 of the My Creative Time 99th Edition sneak peeks.



Sentiment:  Will you be my Valentine?  My heart belongs to you.

For this card, I layered mini envelopes and notes along with an XOXO title and border.  This makes a great Valentine's Day card for a guy or gal.  I used patterned papers with a love theme and coordinating colors.

***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!


Here is another look:




Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Mini Love Letter Dies, Mini Valentines, Love Letter Dies and XOXO Border Dies; Pink Paislee Moonstruck paper, Ranger plum archival ink, cardstock and adhesive.

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


Monday, January 13, 2020

Read bookmark ~ Day 1 MCT 99th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi there, it's Gaylynn here.  Here is Day 1 of the My Creative Time 99th Edition sneak peeks.



Sentiment:  READ

Today, I am showcasing a handmade bookmark.  This one includes a heart and "read" letters on a distress oxide background.  The top heart section moves back and forth to fasten the bookmark onto a book page.  This is a great little gift for almost anyone including teachers, classroom or for yourself.  It can easily be made into a gift tag by adding twine or ribbon at the top of the heart.


***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

Here is another look:



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

Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Always Love To Read, Ranger distress oxide ink in cracked pistachio and vintage photo; blending brush, cardstock and adhesive.

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