Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Map Cards ~ Simple Stamping with Wonky Paper Layers Tutorial

Today, for Technique Time at Unity, I share two cards showing simple stamping with wonky paper layers.



Sentiment:  Here for you always.

Here are helpful tips for creating these cards using simple stamping with wonky paper layers.  To begin, for each card, trim or die-cut two background layers using coordinating patterned paper.  Then, stamp the map onto the top paper layer.  Next, stamp and trim the sentiment flag with Copic friendly ink.  Also, stamp the heart onto the map.  Then, color in the heart and the sentiment with Copic markers (or your color choice).  Optional, tie cording around the sentiment flag for an added accent if you want.  Next, adhere the back panel to the card base at a diagonal.  Then, adhere the top map panel over the bottom panel in a straight alignment or at an angle.  Finally, add the sentiment panel and adhesive dots, to finish the card.



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. Here For You Map; mini misti, MCT stitched rectangular diesdouble-sided foam tape, flat clear double-sided tape, Ranger archival ink in jet black and magenta hue; Simon Says Stamp intense black ink, Pink Paislee and other assorted patterned paper from my stash, pink cording, adhesive dots, Copic markers RV09 and R32.

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 for visiting.
Gaylynn

Friday, February 21, 2020

Easter ~ MCT 100th Edition Release, Sale and Blog Hop

Hello, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 100th Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.
Hooray, Emma, on your 100th amazing release!

For the blog hop, you may have arrived from Emily's blog.


Sentiment:  Have an egg-stra special day.

 *** BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY ***
In addition to our regular sneaky peek giveaway, we will be doing a 2nd giveaway to celebrate our "100th Edition Release".   Each person in this hop will be giving away a $20 gift card! Again, all you have to leave comments on EVERY stop in the blog hop and you will be entered to win a $20 gift card to the "My Creative Time" store!  Emma will announce all "9" winners on the MCT blog on Monday, February 24, 2020.  GOOD LUCK my friends!
***ALSO, PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE A WAY/EMAIL FOR US TO CONTACT YOU IF YOU WERE TO BE ONE OF THE LUCKY WINNERS! :) 

Here are the new items that I used in today's project: Image may contain: text Image may contain: text
I made a video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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*** SALE ALERT ***
DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW HERE! Use the code: FEB2020 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, February 28th, 2020, at midnight PST. Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this release.
Day 1

Da
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Day 3


Day 4

Here is another look at today's card.


Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Pretty Egg Tag Dies, Eggstra Special, Basket Tag Die and Scalloped Stitched Rectangular Dies; Brusho crystal colors powder, Ranger mini mister spray tube, watercolor paper and Ranger archival ink in watering can; adhesive pearls, foam tape, hemp cording and mini Misti stamp positioner.

Hop along with us.
Your next stop in the hop is Giner'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, February 20, 2020

Favor box ~ Day 4 MCT 100th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi, it's Gaylynn.  Here is Day 4 of the My Creative Time 100th Edition sneak peeks.



Sentiment:  Treats just for you.

Here are tips for making this.  Begin by die-cutting the tube treat box, using patterned paper or vellum.  Then assemble the box using extra tacky double-sided tape along the edge.  Next, die-cut the egg tags.  Also, stamp the sentiment onto the top egg piece.  To finish, tie the egg tag to the tube box.


*** Sneak Peek Giveaway #1 ***
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

*** Sneak Peek Giveaway #2 ***
In addition to our regular sneaky peek giveaway, we will be doing a second giveaway to celebrate our 100th Edition Release! Again, all you have to do is leave comments on EVERY stop in this blog hop and then you will be entered to win a $20 gift card to the “My Creative Time Store”. Emma will announce all 9 winners for the $20 gift cards the My Creative Time blog on Monday, February 24, 2020! GOOD LUCK my friends! Also, don’t forget to leave a way for us to contact you if you were to be one of the winners!

Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Tube Treat Box, Pretty Egg Tag Dies and Eggstra Special; vellum paper; Ranger Wonder tape, hemp cording, Ranger watering can archival ink.

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

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Birthday Card ~ One Layer Frame Scene Tutorial

Today, for Technique Time at Unity, I am showing a way to create a stamped one layer frame scene for a birthday card.  The scene is one layer but I also added stamped sentiment tags.




Sentiment:  Celebrate.  Let the good times begin.

Here are helpful tips for creating this one layer frame scene.  To begin, add distress ink blending onto cardstock.  I used the frame stamp backing as a guide for blending placement within the frame area.  Next, stamp the frame onto the distress ink layer.  Then, dry or heat set everything.  Next, stamp and heat emboss the lanterns and the sentiment over the blended section inside the frame.  Also, stamp and trim small tag accents.  Finally, adhere the frame scene layer to the card base.  Optional, add accent tags and adhesive gems 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. rectangular scalloped {border stamps}, good times begin and sentiment tagsoriginal misti, MFT rectangle dies; foam tape double-sided foam tape, Gina K Designs tranquil teal ink, Ranger archival Venetian orange ink, VersaMark ink, white embossing powder, distress ink peacock feathers, oxide ink fossilized amber, adhesive gems and makeup blending brush.

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 for visiting.
Gaylynn

Bunny Card ~ Day 3 MCT 100th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi, it's Gaylynn.  Here is Day 3 of the My Creative Time 100th Edition sneak peeks.



Sentiment:  Thinking of you at Easter.

Here are tips for making this card.  To begin, trim or die-cut background paper.  Then, die-cut the egg die layers and the bunny pieces.  Next, stamp the sentiment onto the top egg layer.  Then, add ink shading and a bow to the bunny.  Finally, to finish, layer everything onto the card front with double-sided adhesive.


*** Sneak Peek Giveaway #1 ***
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

*** Sneak Peek Giveaway #2 ***
In addition to our regular sneaky peek giveaway, we will be doing a second giveaway to celebrate our 100th Edition Release! Again, all you have to do is leave comments on EVERY stop in this blog hop and then you will be entered to win a $20 gift card to the “My Creative Time Store”. Emma will announce all 9 winners for the $20 gift cards the My Creative Time blog on Monday, February 24, 2020! GOOD LUCK my friends! Also, don’t forget to leave a way for us to contact you if you were to be one of the winners!



Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Pretty Egg Tag Dies, Eggstra Special, Bunny Lollipop Holder Die and Fun Stitched Edges; My Mind's Eye A Mother's Love paper; foam tape, distress ink, makeup blending brush, hemp cording, Copic markers R20 and V0000; Ranger watering can ink.

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Nautical wedding card with paper strips + laminator foiling.

Hello.  Today, I am sharing a nautical themed wedding card.  It includes background paper strips and also gold laminator foiling.


Sentiment:
Mr. & Mrs. Best Wishes


For this nautical themed card, first, prepare your stamping for laminator foiling.  I decided to heat emboss the sentiment onto vellum.  Other options including deco foil transfer gel.  Next, to add foil, place a trimmed deco foil sheet, pretty side up, over the prepared stamped panel.  Once laminated, set the foiling aside to cool.  Meanwhile, trim strips of navy cardstock at least 1/4 inches per strip.  Then, adhere them to the card base to make a striped background.  Next, gently peel away the foil from the stamped sentiment.  For vellum paper, add clear double-sided tape behind the sentiment areas and then adhere the panel over the background section.  To finish, add cording and/or an anchor accent.  


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. And All The Things and Happy Places; foam tape, navy cardstock, Simon Says Stamp intense black ink, Copic markers G21, B37, B06, B34; vellum, VersaMark ink, embossing powder, heat tool, gold deco foil, laminator, Fiskars paper trimmer, glitter paper, gold cording.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Bows ~ Day 2 MCT 100th Edition Release, sale and blog hop

Hi, it's Gaylynn.  Here is Day 2 of the My Creative Time 100th Edition sneak peeks.




Sentiment:  A little note of thanks.

Here are tips for making this card.  First, die-cut the background, the tulip frame and the bow pieces.  Also, use coordinating patterned paper for each section.  Next, align the sentiment within the frame.  Then, heat emboss the sentiment onto the background panel.  For added texture and dimension, pop up some of the pieces using foam tape.  Adhere and layer everything to finish.


*** Sneak Peek Giveaway #1 ***
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

*** Sneak Peek Giveaway #2 ***
In addition to our regular sneaky peek giveaway, we will be doing a second giveaway to celebrate our 100th Edition Release! Again, all you have to do is leave comments on EVERY stop in this blog hop and then you will be entered to win a $20 gift card to the “My Creative Time Store”. Emma will announce all 9 winners for the $20 gift cards the My Creative Time blog on Monday, February 24, 2020! GOOD LUCK my friends! Also, don’t forget to leave a way for us to contact you if you were to be one of the winners!


Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Medium Pretty Bow Die, Eggstra Special, Tulip Frame Die and Scalloped Stitched Rectangular Dies; Pink Paislee, BasicGrey and EK paper; foam tape, VersaMark ink, white embossing powder, heat tool, Ranger multi medium matte glue.

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

Monday, February 17, 2020

Mini Note ~ Day 1 MCT 100th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi, it's Gaylynn.  Here is Day 1 of the My Creative Time 100th Edition sneak peeks.



Sentiment:  Happy Easter

For today, I am sharing a mini bunny note card and envelope for Easter time.  This was die-cut from mint and ivory cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped and a bit of Copic coloring was added to the bunny ears.  This was quick and easy to make.  It would be a sweet little greeting for someone or added to an Easter basket.


*** Sneak Peek Giveaway #1 ***
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

*** Sneak Peek Giveaway #2 ***
In addition to our regular sneaky peek giveaway, we will be doing a second giveaway to celebrate our 100th Edition Release! Again, all you have to do is leave comments on EVERY stop in this blog hop and then you will be entered to win a $20 gift card to the “My Creative Time Store”. Emma will announce all 9 winners for the $20 gift cards the My Creative Time blog on Monday, February 24, 2020! GOOD LUCK my friends! Also, don’t forget to leave a way for us to contact you if you were to be one of the winners!

Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Eggstra Special, Bunny Note Card Die and Love Letter Die; mint and ivory cardstock, distress oxide ink in cracked pistachio, mini misti, wonder tape and Copic markers R20, BG10, BG32.

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

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Many thanks flower jar card ~ MCT Just Cards

Hi.  Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing card projects.  Here is my jar of flowers thank you card.



Sentiment:  Many thanks.

This is a sweet thank you card.  It features a jar and flowers.  I used a mix of patterned papers, distress ink and Copic markers.

To begin, die-cut the jar pieces from patterned paper.  Then add distress ink blending onto the card base center.  Next, add black watercolor splatters to the card base and heat set.  Stamp the flowers with Copic friendly ink.  Add Copic marker blending to the petals and leaves.  Stamp the sentiment onto the card base where there is room.  Finally, to finish, I layered it all with foam or clear double-sided tape.

Here is another look.



Supplies:  My Creative Time Jar Treat Sentiments, You Are Cherished and Jar Treat Die; Ranger archival ink in jet black, distress oxide ink in fossilized amber, makeup blending brush, foam tape, Ranger multi media matte glue, mini misti, Jen Hadfield and Unity patterned paper, paint brush, black watercolor splatters, Copic markers G21, G16, Y21, R32, RV11, R20.

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

Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Floral dimensional spotlight card + deco foil metallix gel tutorial.

Today, for Technique Time at Unity, I am showing a way to create a dimensional spotlight card with pearl background accents.




Sentiment:
My peace I give unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
~ John 14:27


Here are helpful tips for creating this.  To begin, trim or die-cut a background layer using color cardstock.  Then, trim two scrap pieces of cardstock in the same color or in white.  Next, stamp the sentiment onto the background panel and also stamp two corner florals on the scrap cardstock pieces.  Then, using a stencil, masking tape and a spatula, apply a thin layer of deco foil metallix gel over the background and around the sentiment.  Next, color in one of the flowers for the spotlight.  Also, color the main corner stamping or leave it plain.  Then, fussy cut the corner floral and also the spotlight piece.  Finally, once dry, assemble the layers, pop up the flowers and the spotlight piece to finish the card.



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. Vintage Scripture, Wildflower Corner; Deco Foil Metallix Gel in white pearl, spatula, Simon Says Stamp fog cardstock, Post-It tape, original misti, MFT stencil and rectangle dies; foam tape double-sided tape, Gina K Designs jet black amalgam ink, Ranger archival ink library green, Copic markers W1, Y21, YR23, YR14, YR07.

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 for visiting.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Uplifting wishes girl card with Copics and ink blending + video.

Hello.  Today, I am sharing a sweet inspirational girl card with a mix of layers and simple coloring.


Sentiment:
May the wind be always at your back and the sun shine warm upon your face.

For this sweet card, first die-cut or trim layering panels.  Next, stamp the girl and sentiment with Copic friendly ink or ink for use with your coloring medium.  Also, add layers of color to the girl.  Then, add ink blending for shading around the girl panel.  Also, ink the edges of the background panel.  Next, add accents from scraps, gems or use doily trimmings.  Finally, adhere layers with either double-sided tape or foam tape, 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. Sun Upon Your Face; foam tape, MCT scalloped stitched rectangular dies; cardstock, Simon Says Stamp intense black ink, The Happy Planner page paper, Ranger distress ink in spun sugar and peacock feathers; makeup blending brush, Bo Bunny doily, adhesive gems, Copic markers E37, E33, E11, G21, BG32, BG10, R20, 0.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Matching bird card, envelope and liner + video tutorial.

Today, for Technique Time at Unity, I have four ways to create coordinating paper crafts.  Here is a tutorial and video showing a matching card, envelope and liner.




Sentiment:  Just a card to brighten your day.

Here are helpful tips for creating this.  To begin, pre-cut the sentiment topper, the image panel and the card base.  Next, stamp the sentiment and the scene elements using Copic friendly ink.  Then, color in the bird scene with Copics or other mediums.  Next, mask the edges of the scene panel.  Then add two shades of distress oxide ink blending around the scene panel.  Once finished, remove the washi or masking tape.  Also, heat set everything.  Finally, assemble the layers to finish the card.

For envelope art, die-cut or trim an envelope liner from thin paper.  Next, stamp the liner panel with flowers using repeat stamping and then color them.  Also, add distress ink around the flowers on the liner, then heat set.  Adhere the liner to the inner envelope flap.  Finally, to add small details to the outer envelope, stamp the birds on the front corner and on the back flap, if you want.



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. Happy Places and Say It With Love; Papertrey Ink A2 envelope liner die, heat tool, mini misti, MCT XOXO border dies and more stitched edges dies; clear and foam tape double-sided tape, Simon Says Stamp intense black ink for alcohol markers, Copic markers R27, Y21, W1, W3, B01, G21; washi tape, distress oxide ink pads in broken china and spiced marmalade; makeup brush, Ranger archival ink cornflower blue, cardstock, envelope and acrylic block.

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, February 4, 2020

Valentine's Day floral heart watercolor gift tag.

Hello.  Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing Tag It Tuesday projects.  Here is my gift tag with watercolor florals for Valentine's Day.




Sentiment:  Happy Valentine's Day.

This is a sweet gift tag, ready to be given as a Valentine or attached to a Valentine gift, flowers or treats.

For this gift tag, first, stamp a die-cut tag panel in pink and then stamp the flowers onto watercolor paper in black waterproof ink.  Then, add watercolor of choice to the florals.  Next, die-cut the flowers with the scalloped heart die.  Then, add cording to the tag panel.  Finally, to finish, adhere the floral heart piece with foam tape, over the top portion of the gift tag.

Here is another look.




Supplies:  My Creative Time You Are Cherished, Scallop Heart Tag Dies and Be Mine; Ranger watercolor paper and archival ink in jet black and rose madder; Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens in 025, 021, 026, 040, 045; foam tape, mini Misti, watercolor brush, pink cording, hole punch.

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

Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn