Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Day 2 MCT 101st Edition Sneak Peeks ~ Floral Tag Card

Hi, it's Gaylynn.  Here is Day 2 of the My Creative Time 101st Edition sneak peeks.



Sentiment:  Thinking of you.

For today, I am sharing a floral tag card with a stamped watermark background.  This one features new nesting tags and also the pretty flower.  I used repeat stamping on olive green paper using just VersaMark watermark ink.  And for the tag, I used light and dark green ink on ivory.  


*** 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 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.





Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Stay Beautiful, Tag Frame Dies and Tag Frame Die Layers; Ranger archival ink in olive and sap green; VersaMark ink, ivory and olive cardstock, green twine, mini misti, adhesive pearls, foam tape and a hole punch.

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

Monday, March 30, 2020

Day 1 MCT 101st Edition Sneak Peeks ~ Pocket Card

Hi, it's Gaylynn.  Here is Day 1 of the My Creative Time 101st Edition sneak peeks.



Sentiment:  Make every day count.

For today, I am sharing a floral pocket card or gift card holder.  This one has two die-cut flowers on a die-cut pocket sleeve as part of the card front.  The flower and sentiment are part of the sneaks.  And the treat sleeve die is a revised set coming soon.  And it includes extra fun dies like this little tag and other accents.   I love this sentiment, especially during these recent times.


*** 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 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.




Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Stay Beautiful and Treat Sleeve Die Revised; Ranger archival ink in cobalt and wonder tape; ivory cardstock, teal twine, mini misti, adhesive gems, Zig clean color real brush pens in 031, 036, 037.

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

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Foiling digital toner prints with Copic markers graduation card.

Hi there.  Today, I am sharing a graduation or encouragement card and video.  I used a digital stamp for this flower along with a pre-stamped and embossed sentiment from a red rubber stamp.


Sentiment:
Behind you all your memories, before you all your dreams, around you all who love you, within you all you need.

Here are helpful tips for creating this card.  To begin, either use printed digital stamps or hand-stamped images and a sentiment for use with Copic markers or your markers of choice.  Also, preheat a laminator.  Then, trim or die-cut the image panel and the glitter background panel, to fit your card base.  Next, stamp the sentiment.  Then, using clear embossing powder, heat emboss the sentiment to prepare it for foiling later.  Next, add color to the flower in layers for a variegated look.  I used Copics in a variety of colors listed below.  Next, sandwich the stamping with a piece of gold foil over the stamping, pretty side up, between a folded parchment paper carrier sheet.  Then, run it through a preheated laminator.  Gently peel away the foil.  Finally, layer everything and add twine 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. In This Together {digital stamp} and Sentiments for Graduates rubber stamp; double-sided foam tape, My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle dies, gold cording, gold deco foil, laminator, laser printer with toner ink, gold glitter paper, Ranger archival ink, clear embossing powder for sentiment, original misti, Copic markers in YG0000, Y13, G16, YG13, R35, RV29, RV04, R20, RV11, R32.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Soft Copic coloring + pretty paper layers card & video.

Hi there.  Today, I am sharing a thinking of you or miss you card and video.  I used digital stamps for this card along with pretty floral patterned paper.


Sentiment:
We may be miles apart, but you are always close to my heart.

Here are helpful tips for creating this card.  To begin, either use printed digital stamps or hand-stamped images and a sentiment for use with Copic markers or your markers of choice.  Then, trim or die-cut the image panel and the floral background panel, to fit your card base.  Next, add color to the image in colors and layers to coordinate with your paper colors.  I used Copics in a variety of colors listed below.  Finally, layer everything and add twine & gems for accent, 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. There Will Be Sunshine digital stamps, Pink & Blue Watercolored {paper pack}; double-sided foam tape, My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle dies, hemp cording, Copic markers in E13, E11, E33, E37, E44, E71, W5, W3, C5, C1, C3, B06, B05, B14, BG10, B01, B0000, BG0000.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Rustic or masculine miss you or support card with ink blending.

Hi there.  Today, I am sharing an uplifting card to offer support or encouragement.  I used two sprigs multiple times for a look of repeat stamping.  And then I added ink blending accents.



Sentiment:
None of this is easy.  I am here for you even though we are apart.


Here are helpful tips for creating this card.  To begin, stamp the sprigs repeatedly or place digital images multiple times along the bottom border of the top panel.  Then add the sentiment.  Next, trim or die-cut all of the layers to fit your project.  For the top layer, add distress oxide ink in two colors around the edges, moving inward.  Then, heat set the ink.  Finally, layer everything and add photo corner accents to finish the card.


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. Time To Be Grateful digital stamps, In This Together digital stamps and Autumn Dream {paper pack}; distress oxide ink in fossilized amber and walnut stain; photo corners, double-sided foam tape, My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle dies, blending brush, heat tool.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Narrow shaped card with an oversized watercolor flower.

Hi there.  For Technique Time at Unity, I am sharing a creative way to make a narrow shaped card with an oversized watercolor flower.  This was made to fit into an A2 sized envelope.



Sentiment:  So sorry for your loss.

Here are helpful tips for creating this narrow shaped card with an oversized watercolor flower.  To begin, trim a card base to 11" x 3".  Then, score at 5 1/2" for a narrow top fold card base.  Next, stamp and emboss the sentiment and accents directly onto the card base, leaving room for your main focal stamp to be added later.  Then, stamp and heat emboss a big flower onto the smooth side of watercolor paper.  For color, watercolor or use your color medium for the oversized flower.  Next, cut out the flower with scissors (fussy cut).   Then, add foam tape to pop up the oversized flower over the narrow card base.  Finally, place it so that the card will still fit inside of an A2 sized envelope.  For example, I placed my flower diagonally, so that part of it remains off of the card base.

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. Hug and My Condolences; gold embossing powder, heat tool, Prima watercolor, watercolor brush, Ranger watercolor paper, paper trimmer, A2 envelope, double-sided foam tape, VersaMark ink, scissors, original misti.

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

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Watercolor 3-D butterflies ~ MCT Just Cards

Hi there.  Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing just card projects.  Here is my Spring inspired butterfly card made with watercolor, stamps and dies.




Sentiment:  Hi

This is a great card to send for most any occasion.  It has a cheerful look to it with 3-D butterflies and soft watercolors.

To begin, trim or die-cut a piece of thick cardstock or watercolor paper to fit onto the card base.  Then, onto a piece of acetate or an acrylic blog, add watercolor and water.  Allow that to move to your preferred look.  Next, gently place the watercolor side of the acetate over the cardstock panel.  Repeat as needed.  Then, heat set.  Next, once dry, die-cut butterflies from the watercolor panel.  Then, adhere the panel to the card base.  Then stamp and die-cut a sentiment.  Finally, adhere the butterflies with the wings lifted up, adhere the sentiment and add gems to finish.




Supplies:  My Creative Time Pretty Butterflies & Dragonfly Dies, Fun Notes and More Stitched Rectangular Dies; Ranger archival ink in jet black, mini misti, Prima watercolor, watercolor brush, acetate, adhesive pearls and mint card base.

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

Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Spiritual card with water soluble oil pastels watercolor + ink smooshing

Hi there.  Today, I am sharing an inspirational cross card project using Prima water soluble oil pastels for watercolor and ink smooshing.


Sentiment:  Saved by Grace through Faith.

Here are helpful tips for using water soluble oil pastels as watercolor.  To begin, stamp then trim or die-cut all of the layers to fit your project.  Next, heat emboss the lace stamping in white over the lavender background panel.  Then, mix two colors of water soluble oil pastels with water using a mixing tray and a brush.  Have a plastic craft mat in place during watercoloring.  Add one color at a time to a piece of acetate and then move the color around to get a design you like.  Next, carefully place the acetate over the cross panel, wet side down.  Repeat as needed. Finally, once dry, layer everything and add adhesive gems to finish the card.

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. Saved by Grace and also Timeless; Prima water soluble oil pastels, MCT more scalloped stitched ovals and stitched belly band diesdouble-sided foam tape, My Favorite Things A2 dies, adhesive gems, white embossing powder, VersaMark ink, heat tool, watercolor brush, lavender and ivory cardstock, clear flat double-sided tape, acetate, original Misti.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

A floral card using a negative foil piece without a laminator.

Today, for Technique Time at Unity, I show foiling using a negative foil piece without a laminator.  I used the negative of a previously foiled project, noted below.




Sentiment:
Remember everyone else is making it up as they go along too.

Here are helpful tips for using a negative foil piece without a laminator.  To begin, pre-stamp, color and fussy cut the flower vase or your focal image as well as the sentiment panel.  Next, cover a pre-trimmed background panel with flat double-sided adhesive.  Then, place the leftover negative foil sheet over the taped cardstock panel, pretty side up.  Rub evenly over the taped area to smooth out the surface as much as possible.  Note, leave the foil attached to the cardstock panel.  Next, trim or die-cut that foiled cardstock panel to suit your project.  As an example, I chose to die-cut an oval from the foiled panel.  Finally, layer everything onto the card base to finish the card.




I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq



Here is a photo of two cards made using one piece of foil.  The left card is with the original pink foil sheet with a toner card front.  And the right card was made using the negative of the left card foiling sheet.  This sample on the right was made using foiling without a laminator.

To view the post and video for the card below on the left go HERE.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. As We Go Along and the foiling negative of Deco Foil Toner Card Fronts; deco foil in pink melondouble-sided foam tape, double-sided flat tape, Simon Says Stamp intense black ink, MCT scalloped stitched oval dies; adhesive gems, pink cording, original misti, Copic markers BG18, BG32, B01, BG10, C5, E33, RV09, R20, 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

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Negative foiling with 2 foils, toner sheets + a laminator.

Today, for Technique Time at Unity, I show a negative foiling technique in two colors with a toner sheet, a toner card front and a laminator.

Sentiment:

The next time you think of beautiful things, don't forget to include yourself.

Here are helpful tips for negative foiling with toner sheets.  To begin, pre-heat a laminator on the highest setting.  Then, pre-stamp, color and fussy cut the cake or your focal image and the sentiment.  Next, trim a solid black toner sheet slightly larger than the negative foil sheet.  Then trim a gold foil sheet the same size as the negative sheet.  Next, place the negative foil sheet over the solid toner sheet, pretty side up.  Sandwich the two inside of a carrier sheet.  Then, run them through a pre-heated laminator.  Peel away the negative foil sheet.  Next, place the gold foil sheet over the negative toner sheet, pretty side up, sandwich the two between a carrier sheet and run through the laminator.  Gently peel the gold foil sheet away.  Trim the panel with the negative foiling where needed.  Finally, layer everything, add the cake piece and add the sentiment to finish the card.



I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here is a photo of two cards made using one toner card front.  The left card is with the original blue foil sheet.  And the right card was made using the negative of the left card foiling sheet.  Plus with the added gold foiling you get the negative foiling.

To view the post and video for the card below on the left go HERE.



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Include Yourself In Beauty and Deco Foil Toner Card Fronts {Floral Background}; deco foil in gold and deep blue Azul, deco foil toner sheets in black, dry embossed background panel, double-sided foam tape, Simon Says Stamp intense black ink, adhesive gems, gold cording, Gina K Designs masking magic, Copic markers B37, B01, C1, C3, W00, W1, G21, Y11, YR23.

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

Happy Easter favor box ~ MCT I need a favor.

Hi there.  Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing party favor projects.  Here is my favor or treat box with an Easter greeting.




Sentiment:  Happy Easter.

This is a favor box for kids or grown-ups at Easter time.  It could easily be used for almost any occasion by changing out the greeting.

To begin, trim a piece of cardstock or patterned paper to fit the box die.  Then, add watercolor splatters to the paper and dry it.  Next, die-cut the tube treat box using the splattered paper.  Then, stamp the sentiment on ivory.  Now, die-cut the sentiment and accent trim.  Then, assemble the box and adhere with extra tacky tape.  Also, add adhesive gems or dots to the trim.  Next, add wrapped treats or a small gift.  Then, adhere the trim around the box.  Finally, tie the sentiment tag with twine to finish.




Supplies:  My Creative Time Tube Treat Die, Eggstra SpecialMore Chunky Tag DiesFun Stitched Edges; Ranger archival ink in jet black, Ranger wonder tape and multi media matte glue; mini misti, watercolor splatter, assorted patterned paper, yellow twine, adhesive pearls.

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

Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Miss you girl & flowers card tutorial with foiling & Copics.

Hi there.  Today, I am sharing a sweet miss you card using laminator foiling with toner sheets and also Copic markers for color.



Sentiment:  I just miss you so very much.

Here are helpful tips for using deco foil with deco foil designer toner card fronts.  To begin, trim or die-cut the toner card front panel to fit your project.  Optional, add color of choice to the toner panel.  Next, trim a piece of foil to cover the toner panel.  Then, place the foil over the toner sheet, pretty side up.  Now, run them through a preheated laminator, pretty side up.  You can also use a carrier sheet or parchment paper to sandwich them.  Or, carefully run them through without it.  Once cooled, gently peel away the foil piece to reveal the shiny foiled background.  Next, stamp and color a top panel onto cardstock using Copic friendly ink or ink for use with your markers.  Then, trim or die-cut the girl panel to fit.  I added a die-cut edge trim to the background, leftover from a previous project.  But any accents will work.  Finally, layer everything and add adhesive gems to finish the card.


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. Feeling Off and Deco Foil Toner Card Fronts {Floral Background}; MCT fun stitched edges and scalloped stitched square diesdouble-sided foam tape, Simon Says Stamp intense black ink, adhesive gems, deco foil deep blue Azul, YourStory laminator, clear flat double-sided tape, Gina K Designs masking magic, Copic markers Y21, Y11, 0, BG10, B01, B0000, B14, B01, W1, YR00, E13, E11, R02.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Congrats foiled card & video with deco foil and toner sheets.

Hi there.  Today, I am sharing a congratulations card using deco foil along with vellum stamping, with no coloring.


Sentiment:  Congrats.

Here are helpful tips for using deco foil with toner sheets.  To begin, trim or die-cut the toner card front panel to fit your project.  Coloring is optional.  I decided to not add coloring to this card.  Next, trim a piece of foil to cover the toner panel.  Then, place the foil over the toner sheet, pretty side up.  Now, run them through a preheated laminator, pretty side up.  You can also use a carrier sheet or parchment paper to sandwich them.  Or, carefully run them through without it.  Once cooled, gently peel away the foil piece to reveal the shiny foiled background.  Next, stamp or emboss the sentiment and flowers onto vellum cardstock using StazOn ink.  Trim that to fit.  Finally, layer everything and add the sentiment panel and gems to finish the card.

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. Big Time Congrats and Deco Foil Toner Card FrontsMCT more stitched rectangular diesdouble-sided foam tape, StazOn black ink, Papertrey Ink vellum cardstock, pink hemp cording, adhesive gems, deco foil pink melon, laminator, clear flat double-sided tape.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Glitz glitter gel with stenciling watercolor card & video tutorial.

Today, for Technique Time at Unity, I am sharing a card using a mix of techniques.  I added glitz glitter gel and stenciling to a pre-stamped panel and then finished with watercolor.



Sentiment:  Hello.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Here are helpful tips for using glitz glitter gel with stenciling along with watercolor.  To begin, pre-stamp with waterproof ink and trim a card front panel using watercolor paper.  Next, add a layer of glitz glitter gel and stenciling around the stamping on that panel.  I chose to use pixie spray, turquoise glitz glitter gel, a spatula and a stencil pal for the application.  Then, allow the finished stenciling to dry completely.  Once dry, add water by section to the stamping and then dab watercolor into the water sections using a brush.  Next, move the color around where you want.  Then, heat set by section and repeat as needed.  Finally, layer everything and add the sentiment to finish the card.


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. Easter Lily Blessings, Heart Confetti Stencil; MCT thank you and frame diesdouble-sided foam tape, Ranger archival ink in jet black, Prima watercolor tubes, stencil pal, Gina K. Designs turquoise sea glitz glitter gel, pixie spray, Ranger watercolor paper, watercolor brushes, adhesive pearls, spatula.

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Tulips card tutorial ~ foiling and deco foil toner card fronts.

Hey there.  Today, I am sharing a Spring card featuring tulips, foiling and Unity toner card fronts.


Sentiment:  Well hello there.

For this Spring themed card, first, color in the toner card front background (optional).  Then, trim or die-cut to fit your project.  Next stamp the tulips and the sentiment onto vellum.  I colored the opposite side of the vellum tulip stamping using Copic markers.  Next, using a preheated laminator, place a piece of foil over the toner panel pretty side up.  Then, run it through the preheated laminator.  Once cooled, gently peel off the foil to reveal the foiled toner background panel.  Finally, layer everything and add cording, 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. Well Hello There and Deco Foil toner card fronts {Heart Trees}; My Creative Time More Stitched Rectangular Dies; foam tape, clear flat double-sided tape, Copic markers R37, RV29, G17, W1, W3, W5; vellum, StazOn black ink, Spring green deco foil, laminator, Fiskars paper trimmer, tan hemp cording.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn