Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Gold watercolor background celebration gnome card ~ tutorial

 Hello.  For Technique Time at Unity, I share ways to make a gold watercolor background and a festive celebration look to this gnome card.

Sentiment:  Party like it's gnome body's business.

For this card, I made gold watercolor background accents and a touch of watercolor on the front panel.  This creates nice shimmer card accents.  It is perfect for Happy New Year, birthday cards and more.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this gold watercolor background gnome card.  To begin, stamp and trim a card front panel.  Also, color in the gnome stamping.  Next, trim a black or dark background cardstock panel to fit the card base.  Then, mix gold shimmer watercolor with water and also mix a silver or white watercolor.  Next, using a wide paint brush, brush gold watercolor in stripes along the long edge of the background panel.  Then, add gold watercolor to the gnome's hat using a narrow paint brush.  Also, add a mask over the gnome & the glass and then splatter gold watercolor over the gnome panel.  Then, splatter the background panel with gold splatter and then splatter white or silver watercolor over the gnome's hat.  Finally, assemble the card, 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. Party On Gnome.
Also, foam and flat double-sided tape, cardstock, Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor, paint brushes, gold cording, hole punch, heat tool, MFT Blueprints 23 die-namics; Fiskars paper trimmer, Copic markers R02, RV11, E11, E33, C1, C3, C5, 0, B0000, BG10.

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.


Thank you for visiting.
Gaylynn

 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Framed background map floral support card ~ tutorial

 Hi there.  For Technique Time at Unity, I show a way to make a framed background with a map and a flower accent.  This is a card for support or encouragement.

Sentiment:  
I'm here and I will always be here for you.

For this card, I used layers to make the framed background, sentiment, flower and flag elements.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this framed background card.  To begin, stamp the map background onto color cardstock.  Also, stamp the flower and the sentiment on white.  Next, trim or die-cut the map to make a background.  I chose to use a portion of the larger map stamp and a portion of the floral stamp for this card.  Then, trim or die-cut the sentiment panel, the frame layer and the flags.  Next, color in the flower section that you want to use on the card.  I used Copic markers for color, but any will do.  Then, fussy cut (cut out) the flower to use as an accent.  Finally, to finish, arrange and layer everything.



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. Explore and Just Hold On.
Also, foam and flat double-sided tape, cardstock, MFT A2 Stitched Circle, Stitched Mini Scallop Circle and Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX die-namics; Fiskars paper trimmer, Copic markers BG32, B37, B14, G16, G21.

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.


Thank you for visiting.
Gaylynn

Friday, December 18, 2020

Tall Card ~ MCT 106th Edition Release, Sale & Blog Hop

 Hello, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 106th Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.

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


Sentiment:  Thank you.

For this sweet bird card, I used lots of layers with assorted tall slim style dies, stamping and Copic coloring.  I made the card base 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" and scored it at 3 3/4".  Everything was layered and adhered to the card front, to finish.

 *** BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY ***
Leave your comments on each blog for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to the My Creative Time store. One lucky winner will be chosen and noted on December 23, 2020, on the MCT blog! GOOD LUCK my friends!
(Please don't forget to leave a way/email for MCT to contact you, if you were to be one of the lucky winners.) 

*** SALE ALERT ***
DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW HERE! Use the code: DEC2020 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, December 25, 2020, at midnight PST.

Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this release.


Day 2


Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Tall Floating Edge Dies, Tall Fancy Frame Dies, Scallop Tall Frame Dies, Tall Frame Dies, Tall Frame Die Layers, A Friend Like You; cardstock, Simon Says Stamp intense black ink, flat and foam double-sided tape, Copic markers Y21, YG0000, BG15, B01, B0000.

Hop along with us.

Your next stop in the hop is Ginger's blog. The entire blog hop lineup is on the My Creative Time blog.

Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments.

Gaylynn

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Tall Fancy Frame Card ~ MCT 106th Edition Sneak Peek Day 2

 Hello, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 106th Edition release is coming up tomorrow.  But for today, the team is sharing Day 2 sneak peeks.

Here is my tall or slimline floral card with pretty frame layers.


Sentiment:  Thinking of you.

To create this tall style floral card, begin by die-cutting the card elements.  Next, stamp flowers onto the top panel.  Also, stamp or die-cut the sentiment.  Finally, adhere the card layers, to finish.
For this card base:  cut 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" and score at 3 3/4"

***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 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 for today's project: My Creative Time Tall Fancy Frame Dies, Tall Frame Dies, Scallop Tall Frame Dies, You Are Cherished; assorted paper, cardstock, Gina K Designs Amalgam ink in skeleton leaves and multi medium matte glue.

See more inspiration on the My Creative Time blog.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the release, blog hop and sale.
Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments.

Gaylynn



Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Butterfly Pop-Up Card Inside Panel ~ Tutorial

 Hello.  For Technique Time at Unity, I am showing an easy way to add a pop-up card panel inside of your handmade cards.


Sentiment:  
Don't be afraid, for I am with you.
Don't be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
Isaiah 41:10

For this butterfly pop-up card, I used a few different stamp kits along with a bit of coloring and cuts.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this butterfly pop-up card with an inside surprise.  To begin, stamp the butterflies with Copic friendly ink.  Also, stamp the sentiment and background panels.  Next, trim an inside liner to cover the inside of the card.  Also, trim a matching front panel layer and the script background layer.  Then, color in the butterflies and fussy cut them (cut them out).  Next, add cuts across the score line of the inside liner panel.  I used a die-cut, but carefully cutting with a ruler works also.  Then, fold out that panel along score lines.  Also, adhere the third butterfly onto the bottom portion of the inside pop-up panel piece.  Finally, to finish, layer the card front and add the inside sentiment.


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.



Also, foam and flat double-sided tape, cardstock, MFT Pop-Up Elements Narrow and Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX die-namics; Fiskars paper trimmer, Papertrey Ink vellum cardstock, Copic markers BG32, BG10, YR00.

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.


Thank you for visiting.
Gaylynn

Tall Clouds ~ MCT 106th Edition Sneak Peeks Day 1

 Hello, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 106th Edition release is coming up on Friday.  But for today, the team is sharing Day 1 sneak peeks.

Here is my tall or slimline bird card with floating clouds.


Sentiment:  Thinking of you.

To create this tall style bird card, begin by die-cutting the card elements.  I used the tall cloud dies overlapping, the bird, a grass layer and a sentiment bubble.  This can be made for all types of scenes.  Next, stamp and die-cut the sentiment.  Then, layer according to the scene that you want.  Next, adhere everything to the card front.  Finally, adhere the card front to the card base, to finish.
For this card base:  cut 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" and score at 3 3/4"

***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 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 for today's project: My Creative Time Tall Floating Edge Dies, Tall Frame Dies, Lucky Bird Die (revised), Lots of Greetings, Fun Bubble Dies; gold glitter paper, cardstock, assorted paper, Ranger archival ink in jet black and multi medium matte glue.

See more inspiration on the My Creative Time blog.

Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments.

Gaylynn



Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Patterned paper layers with jar flowers & Copic coloring ~ tutorial

 Hi there.  For Technique Time at Unity, I share a sweet card with paper layers and flowers in a jar.  I used Copic markers for color along with Unity patterned paper.

Sentiment:  A cozy hello.

For this flower jar card, I used coordinating soft colors for the flowers and for the patterned paper layers.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this floral card with paper layers.  To begin, stamp the jar flowers and the sentiment using Copic friendly ink.  Then, trim or die-cut all of the card layers and accents.  Next, add color to the delicate petals and leaves.  I used Copic markers for this card.  Also, for an accent, make a set of flags to go onto the front of the card, using the same patterned paper as the background.  Finally, assemble the card, 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. Simply Blessed and Farmhouse Christmas {paper pack} 
Also, foam and flat double-sided tape, cardstock, MFT elegant rectangle STAX and A2 stitched circle STAX; twine, Fiskars paper trimmer, Copic markers BG09, BG32, BG10, B0000, B01, G21, B14, V01, V0000, 0, C1, C3, C5.

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.


Thank you for visiting.
Gaylynn

Shopping Bag or Box ~ MCT I Need A Favor

 Hello.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing favor or treat projects.  For today, I am sharing a vellum favor or treat mini gift box or bag. 
 
This has an elegant look that would work for a bridal shower, wedding, birthday, hostess gift and more.


Sentiment:  Just for you.

To make this mini favor box or bag, first die-cut onto vellum twice.  Then, die-cut the sentiment onto glitter cardstock.  Next, adhere the box together using score tape or extra tacky glue.  Finally, add the sentiment and then embellish the box with ribbon and adhesive gems, to finish.

This assembled box measures approximately 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/4".

Supplies:  My Creative Time Shopping Bag Die; Papertrey Ink vellum cardstock, glitter cardstock, silver ribbon, adhesive dots, score tape.

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

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylyn

Friday, December 4, 2020

MCT 5 Days of Christmas ~ Reindeer Card Anything Goes

 Hello, and welcome to the My Creative Time "5" Days of Christmas"! This week we will be sharing with you. The design team has LOTS of last-minute Christmas ideas, such as cards, tags, treat holders, gift card holders and whatever else comes to mind that will help YOU get your creative juices flowing for the holiday! There will be a giveaway each day and all winners will be announced next week on the MCT blog! All you have to do is leave your comments on each stop for a chance to win a $15 Gift Card to the My Creative Time store!

Today is the fifth day of our 5 Days of Christmas! We thought that we would surprise you with different ideas!


Sentiment:  Merry Christmas

Sometimes I make something different than what was intended.  This reindeer from the lollipop holder die set can be used all on its own in so many ways.  I chose to add it to my Christmas card.  I added distress oxide ink blending in walnut stain before assembling the cute reindeer.  Everything was layered onto the card front, to finish.  This is a perfect example of using leftover bits and pieces from your craft stash.  I do that often.

***GIVEAWAY*** Don’t forget to leave your comments on all of our blogs for a chance to win a $15 gift card to the My Creative Time store!

Supplies:  My Creative Time Reindeer Lollipop Holder Die (revised), Pretty Circle Layer Dies, Festive Branch Dies, Gift Card Greetings; distress oxide ink in walnut stain, ink blending brush, twine, BoBunny doily, cardstock, glue, heart gem and double-sided tape.

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

Thanks for visiting.

Gaylyn

Thursday, December 3, 2020

MCT 5 Days of Christmas ~ gift card holder tag

 Hello, and welcome to the My Creative Time "5" Days of Christmas"! This week we will be sharing with you. The design team has LOTS of last-minute Christmas ideas, such as cards, tags, treat holders, gift card holders and whatever else comes to mind that will help YOU get your creative juices flowing for the holiday! There will be a giveaway each day and all winners will be announced next week on the MCT blog! All you have to do is leave your comments on each stop for a chance to win a $15 Gift Card to the My Creative Time store!

Today is the fourth day of our 5 Days of Christmas! We all will be showcasing some quick and EASY gift card holders!


Sentiment:  May your holidays be merry & bright.

This tag was die-cut onto patterned paper and assembled with score tape.  For the front, I added the snowflake layers included in this set.  The sentiment was stamped and die-cut as an added accent for this gift card tag.  This works perfectly as a gift card or money holder for holiday gift giving.

***GIVEAWAY*** Don’t forget to leave your comments on all of our blogs for a chance to win a $15 gift card to the My Creative Time store!

Supplies:  My Creative Time Gift Card Tag Dies, Peace On Earth, Gift Card Greetings; twine, foam tape, glue, score tape, BasicGrey Aspen Frost paper, cardstock, hole punch, Ranger archival ink in jet black.

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

Thanks for visiting.

Gaylyn

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Watercolor slimline chicken card & grassy background ~ tutorial

 Hi there.  For Technique Time at Unity, I share a watercolor slimline card with a grassy background and chickens.

Sentiment:  Hi, chickadee!

For this watercolor slimline card, I incorporate two different color mediums along with chickens and grassy cuts.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this watercolor slimline chicken themed card.  To begin, trim a slimline card base to fit your card layers.  Next, trim, punch out or die-cut slimline card layers.  Also, cut one watercolor panel for the grass.  Then, stamp and color the chickens and make a sentiment tab.  For the watercolor panel, add color swipes in teal and brown and then heat set.  Next, punch or die-cut circle layers for the chickens.  To make the grass, trim or die-cut the watercolor panel into three slope or grassy patterns.  Then, adhere the watercolor paper with extra tacky score tape.  Finally, layer the circles and the sentiment onto the card front, 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. What's Up 
Also, foam and flat double-sided tape, cardstock, MFT stitched mini scallop circles, essential fishtail sentiment strips, A2 stitched circle STAX, slimline starter and slimline grassy hills die-namics; Altenew watercolor half pans, Ranger watercolor paper, cardstock, Fiskars paper trimmer, scoring board, paint brush, Copic markers 0, C00, W1, Y21, E00, YR00, E13, E33.

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.


Included in the


Thank you for visiting.
Gaylynn

MCT 5 Days of Christmas ~ Christmas Bird Card

 Hello, and welcome to the My Creative Time "5" Days of Christmas"! This week we will be sharing with you. The design team has LOTS of last-minute Christmas ideas, such as cards, tags, treat holders, gift card holders and whatever else comes to mind that will help YOU get your creative juices flowing for the holiday! There will be a giveaway each day and all winners will be announced next week on the MCT blog! All you have to do is leave your comments on each stop for a chance to win a $15 Gift Card to the My Creative Time store!

Today is the third day of our 5 Days of Christmas! We all will be showcasing some quick and EASY cards!


Sentiment:  Happy Holidays

This is a clean and simple CAS card using a bit of distress oxide ink blending and oval masking.  Using cloud die-cuts, stenciling or circle cuts, the clouds come to life with the ink blending.  I used the card front for the masking and ink blending.  With the bird and branch die-cuts, it was easy to make a focal point.  To finish, I stamped the sentiment right onto the card front using a mini Misti.

***GIVEAWAY*** Don’t forget to leave your comments on all of our blogs for a chance to win a $15 gift card to the My Creative Time store!

Supplies:  My Creative Time Lucky Bird (revised), Gift Card Greetings; broken china distress oxide ink, blending brush, cardstock, foam tape, jet black ink, mini Misti and glue.

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

Thanks for visiting.

Gaylyn

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Sleigh Gift Box ~ MCT 5 Days of Christmas Treat Holders

 Hello, and welcome to the My Creative Time "5" Days of Christmas"! This week we will be sharing with you. The design team has LOTS of last-minute Christmas ideas, such as cards, tags, treat holders, gift card holders and whatever else comes to mind that will help YOU get your creative juices flowing for the holiday! There will be a giveaway each day and all winners will be announced next week on the MCT blog! All you have to do is leave your comments on each stop for a chance to win a $15 Gift Card to the My Creative Time store!

Today is the second day of our 5 Days of Christmas! We all will be showcasing some quick and EASY Treat Holders!


Sentiment:  Happy Holidays.

Here is my easy treat or favor gift box all ready for gift giving or party favors for the holidays.  It would also make a nice table place setting decoration.
The best part about this revised sleigh box die is that the sleigh holder cuts in one piece except for the added accents.  It is much easier to work with and makes a beautiful presentation.
With the addition of bow and sentiment, this little box is ready for gift giving.
Assembled, it measures approximately 4" x 2 3/4".

***GIVEAWAY*** Don’t forget to leave your comments on all of our blogs for a chance to win a $15 gift card to the My Creative Time store!

Supplies:  My Creative Time Sleigh Treat Box Die (revised) and Gift Card Greetingscardstock, Ranger archival jet black ink, double-sided flat tape and assorted double-sided paper.

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

Thanks for visiting.

Gaylyn