Sunday, February 28, 2021

Spring flowers watercolor birthday card ~ distress markers

 Today, I am sharing my Spring floral card with watercolor and paper layers.  This shows how to use distress markers in a few different ways.  The flower petals shimmer on this card.

Sentiment:  Happy birthday.  Hooray.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this card.  To begin, stamp the flowers and the sentiment onto watercolor paper.  Next, die-cut or trim the stamped panel and paper layers.  Then, watercolor the flower panel.  I used Ranger Tim Holtz distress markers along with water and a watercolor brush to move the color around.  Once dry, add shimmer to the flowers (optional).  Finally, layer it all onto the card base.


I made a video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Here is another look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. March Beginnings and Trick or Treat {paper pack}.
Also, My Favorite Things hip hip hooray die-namics, flat and foam double-sided tape, cardstock, paper trimmer, Ranger multi medium matte glue, distress markers in mowed lawn and worn lipstick; Altenew palette mat, Ink On 3 liquid pixie dust, gold foil paper, Canson watercolor paper.

Thank you for visiting.
Enjoy your day.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Make your own stencil masking ~ slopes tree scene card

 Today, I am sharing my tree scene card with stenciled grass slopes.  I make a handmade stencil and used that for ink blending.

Sentiment:  Have faith everything will work out.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this card.  To begin, stamp or foil the treetops onto a card front.  Next stamp or emboss the tree trunks and the sentiment onto a piece of vellum cardstock.  Be sure to fit the stamping over the treetops.  Next, make a handmade stencil by tearing cardstock into the shape that you want.  Then, add ink blending in the form of slopes, alternating shades and layers.  Finally, layer it all to finish the card.

I made a video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Here is another look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Beautiful Things Change.
Also, My Favorite Things ocean waves die-namics die-namics, flat and foam double-sided tape, cardstock, PTI vellum cardstock, cording, Therm-o-Web Deco Foil in green verde, Yourstory laminator, Deco Foil transfer gel, ink blending brush, Distress oxide ink pads in broken china, peeled paint and walnut stain; paper trimmer.

Thank you for visiting.
Enjoy your day.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Friendship gnome mug cup card ~ Inktense watercolor pencils

 Today, I am sharing my sweet gnome in a mug watercolor card.  I feature watercolor using Inktense watercolor pencils and patterned paper to accent this cute gnome stamping.


Sentiment:  Hello friend.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this gnome card.  To begin, stamp the gnome with waterproof ink onto the smooth side of watercolor paper.  Next, trim layers for the gnome and background panels to fit your card front.  Then, add watercolor to the gnome using watercolor pencils and a brush.  Once dry, layer it all onto the card base, to finish.

I made a video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Here is another look:
Also, My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Oval STAX die-namics, flat and foam double-sided tape, cardstock, Altenew palette mat, Canson watercolor paper, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils 0800, 0740, 2200, 1740.

Thank you for visiting.
Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Direct To Stamp Technique ~ Watercolor & Ink 2 Cards

 For Technique Time on the Unity Stamp Company blog, I show a direct to stamp technique with watercolor and ink blending.  The two coordinating cards were made using one watercolor floral panel and the sentiment was stamped two different ways.

Sentiment:  Hello my friend

This is a great way to use a watercolor panel for two coordinating cards.  One card was framed with a stamped sentiment and the other card incorporates the inner part of the watercolor panel.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this using direct to stamp technique with watercolor and ink blending.  To begin, arrange the floral and sentiment stamps around an oversized stamped panel.  I used a stamp positioning tool, but a stamp block will work as well.  Next, add damp watercolor direct to stamp onto the florals and the sentiment, using a paint brush.  Then, stamp onto watercolor paper using the watercolor painted rubber stamps.  Optional, add outlines around the sentiment with color pens if you want a more defined edge to the sentiment.  Also, die-cut or trim the watercolor hello panel, leaving an outer frame for the other card.  Next, make another sentiment panel from regular cardstock using an ink pad.  I used distress ink pads in two colors to make a similar look with ink instead of watercolor.  Then, trim or die-cut that panel to fit inside the trimmed watercolor frame.  Finally, assemble two coordinating cards, one with the frame and one with the inner panel.

 Here is another version of the hello card using the direct to stamp technique, with watercolor.  This one uses the inside watercolor floral and hello panel.  The hello was outlined with color pens after the watercolor dried.  Outlining with a pen is not necessary.  I just wanted the letters to be more defined for this card.

Here is a look at the two coordinating cards together.


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

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 YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co. Say It With Love and Patience.
Also, foam and flat double-sided tape, cardstock, Original Misti, Ranger archival jet black ink, distress ink in peacock feathers, distress oxide ink pad wilted violet; Altenew watercolor half pans, Ranger watercolor paper, My Creative Time rectangle frame dies and rectangle frame die layers, watercolor brush, Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens in purple and turquoise.

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

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Easter bunny gift or favor tags ~ MCT Tag It Tuesday

 Hi there.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing gift tag projects on the MCT blog today.  I made a set of cute bunny gift tags for Easter gifts and favors.


These were simple to do.  They were made using the updated bunny lollipop holder dies which are back in stock in the MCT shop.  I used the cute face and accents.  And the bunny ears look 3-D in person.  To accent, I added a bit of distress ink blending and a touch of Copic color in pink.  To finish the tags, I added cording.

Supplies:  My Creative Time Bunny Lollipop Holder die; cardstock, cording, distress oxide ink in walnut stain, ink blending brush, Ranger multi medium matte glue, Copic marker R20 and tweezers.

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

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn

Friday, February 19, 2021

MCT 108th Edition Release & Blog Hop ~ Card & Envelope

  Hello, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 108th Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.
For the blog hop, you may have arrived from Emily's blog.


Sentiment:  Somebunny loves you.

For this sweet bunny card, I used the new cute card and envelop dies to make a card base and card front layers.  Then, I stamped and colored the bunny with Copics and also stamped the sentiment.  The hearts were die-cut from ink blended cardstock from a previous project.  I used 12" x 12" double-sided patterned paper for the envelope and card accents.
This card assembled measures approximately 5 1/2" x 3 1/2".

 *** 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 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: FEB2021 to receive a 15% discount off of your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, February 26, 2021, at midnight PST.

Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this release.



Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Cute Card Dies, Cute Card Envelope Dies, Heart & Circle Background Dies and Somebunny Special; distress ink, double-sided paper (retired), Score tape, cardstock, Copic markers BG32, BG10, W3, W1, YR00, V0000, R02.
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, February 18, 2021

Small Card & Envelope ~ MCT 108th Edition Sneak Peeks Day 3

 Hello, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 108th Edition release is coming up tomorrow.  But for today, the team is sharing Day 3 sneak peeks.


Sentiment:  Hi

This small tall or slimline card and envelope set is simple and sweet.  I used the envelope dies with the cute card dies for this.  I added streamer details inked with distress ink and the sentiment flag over the card base.  It is great for just because or anytime.  This is a quick and easy card and envelope set.
This card measures approximately 5 1/2” x 3 1/2”.

***Sneak Peek Giveaway!*** We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! ALL winners will be announced on Emma’s blog on Friday during the blog hop! 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 OR even Instagram! #mycreativetime! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and let's start spreading the word!

Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Cute Card Dies, Cute Card Envelope Dies, Somebunny Special, Heart & Circle Background Dies; Ranger coffee archival ink and distress ink pad in peacock feathers, distress oxide ink pad in walnut stain; ink blending brush, envelope, flat and foam double-sided tape, score tape, cording, EK Success double-sided 12" x 12" paper (retired), cardstock.

See more inspiration on the My Creative Time blog.

Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Please stop by tomorrow for the blog hop and full release.

Gaylynn

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Interactive slider card ~ mouse scene tutorial

 For Technique Time on the Unity Stamp Company blog, I show a way to incorporate elements to make an interactive slider card with a mouse scene.


Sentiment:  Just wanted to say hello.

This is an interactive slider card with a cute mouse scene.  There is a lift tab and when pulled up the mouse scene lifts up to reveal the hello sentiment inside.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this interactive slider card.  To begin, stamp a card front using the interactive verbiage stamp set.  I used the original Misti and stamped it onto an oversized cardstock piece.  Next, die-cut or trim around the scene panel to make a flip-up section.  Then, make a little scene with the mouse and a sentiment strip for the front.  Also, trim a lift panel to go behind the scene panel.  Assemble according to the video tutorial.  Finally, layer it all to allow the lift panel to move up and down on the card front.


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


And here are more views.



Supplies:
Also, foam and flat double-sided tape, cardstock, Original Misti, MFT extreme black ink, Ranger ink in cobalt, distress oxide ink pad in broken china; Wow embossing pad, MFT die-namics slider surprise, stitched scallop basic edges and a flag; Post-It tape, ink blending brush, Copic markers B26, B05, BG32, W1, W5, R20.

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

Background Dies ~ MCT 108th Edition Sneak Peeks Day 2

 Hello, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 108th Edition release is coming up on Friday.  But for today, the team is sharing Day 2 sneak peeks.


Sentiment:
Thanks a bunch.  So glad we're friends.

Here is a friendship card showcasing two different background dies.  One has circles and the other has hearts with the look of streamers in the background.  I chose to use the negative of both die-cuts over ink blending for the card background.  To finish, I added a doily piece and the sentiment.

***Sneak Peek Giveaway!*** We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! ALL winners will be announced on Emma’s blog on Friday during the blog hop! 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 OR even Instagram! #mycreativetime! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and let's start spreading the word!

Here is another look.


Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Somebunny Special, Heart & Circle Background Dies; Ranger coffee archival ink and distress ink pad in peacock feathers, distress oxide ink pad in walnut stain; ink blending brush, Fiskars paper trimmer, doily, envelope, flat and foam double-sided tape, cardstock.

See more inspiration on the My Creative Time blog.

Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments.

Gaylynn

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Bunny card ~ MCT 108th Edition Sneak Peeks Day 1

 Hello, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 108th Edition release is coming up on Friday.  But for today, the team is sharing Day 1 sneak peeks.

Sentiment:  There is no bunny like you.

This sweet bunny card is perfect for any time or for Easter greetings.  I made a circle spotlight bunny panel to go over patterned paper.  This is a quick and easy card project, with just a little coloring.  

***Sneak Peek Giveaway!*** We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! ALL winners will be announced on Emma’s blog on Friday during the blog hop! 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 OR even Instagram! #mycreativetime! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and let's start spreading the word!

Here is another look.


Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Somebunny Special, Pretty Circle Layer Dies and Rectangle Frame Die Layers; cording, adhesive pearls, BasicGrey Soleil paper, MFT envelope, Copic markers R08, YR04, R02, R20, YG95, G99, YG13, C3, C00, C1.

See more inspiration on the My Creative Time blog.

Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments.

Gaylynn

Friday, February 12, 2021

Cardinal bird card layering + Copic markers ~ tutorial

Here is my cardinal bird card with background stamping and focal point layering.  This one uses Copic markers and Unity stamps.



Sentiment:  Just a note.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this bird card.  To begin, stamp the background leaves and olives.  Next, stamp the bird and sentiment.  Then, add color using the medium of choice.  For this card, I used Copic markers with lots of layers.  Next, trim or die-cut the background, the sentiment, tiny hearts and two tag layers.  Also, fussy cut (cut out) the bird.  Then, make a layered center focal point for the card by stacking the tags, hearts, the bird and sentiment.  Finally, layer it all over the card base, to finish.

I made a video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Here is another look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Gotta Love Sentiments, Peaceful Unity {2/2021 background of the month} and Live For Today.
Also, My Creative Time Square Tag Dies and Rectangle Frame Die Layers; flat and foam double-sided tape, cardstock, cording, MFT extreme black ink, mini Misti, Copics markers G21, YG03, G99, YG91, E7, E44, R02, R27, R08, 0, W9, C9, C3.

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

One stamp watercolor inspirational card ~ tutorial

 This is a one stamp watercolor card that contains an inspirational sentiment and a flower vase.  Also, I used patterned paper for the background and a heart accent.

Sentiment:
Your soul is attracted to people the same way flowers are attracted to the sun.
Surround yourself only with those who want to see you grow.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this one stamp card.  To begin, stamp onto the smooth side of watercolor paper.  Next, color in the flower and vase.  I chose to add watercolor.  Then, trim or die-cut the stamp layer, a heart and a background layer.  Also, for added accent, add distress oxide ink blending around the edges of the stamped panel.  Finally, layer everything onto the card base, to finish.

I made a video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Here is another look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Surround Yourself and Pretty Polkas {paper pack}.
Also, My Creative Time Thank You & Frame Dies (retired) and Rectangle Frame Dies; flat and foam double-sided tape, cardstock, Altenew watercolor half pans, paint brush, Ranger watercolor paper and distress oxide ink in walnut stain, adhesive pearl and an ink blending brush.

Thank you for stopping by.

Embossed Love You Card ~ MCT Just Cards

Hi there.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing card projects on the MCT blog today.  I decided to make a love card that could work for anyone or as a masculine card, for Valentine's Day.


Sentiment:  Love you.

This card is in neutral colors of kraft, dark brown and a hint of mint.  I use hearts from a favor box die set.  And, the background stamping was heat embossed in white onto brown cardstock.  I paired this with a kraft color envelope to give it more of a masculine look.  For the sentiment, I used MCT die-cuts.

Here is another look.


Supplies:  My Creative Time Heart Treat Box Die, Newspaper Print, You Dies and Rectangle Frame Die Layers; cardstock, white embossing powder, Wow embossing pad, heat tool, flat and foam double-sided tape.

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

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Stencil blending + Copic markers book themed card tutorial

  For Technique Time on the Unity Stamp Company blog, I share stencil blending and Copic coloring for this book-themed card.


Sentiment:  Every chapter is the chance for a new beginning.

This card with the stencil blending on the text background works with many stamps, themes and occasions.

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this stencil blending card background.  To begin, stamp the text background.  Then, trim or die-cut the stamping to fit onto your card base.  Next, using an ink blending brush or applicator, blend two colors of distress oxide ink around the sides of the text panel.  Also, stamp the girl and the sentiment using Copic friendly ink.  Then, trim the girl panel in a narrow shape to fit over the background.  Next, color in the girl with Copic markers.  Finally, layer everything and embellish it 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:
Also, foam and flat double-sided tape, cardstock, Original Misti, adhesive pearls, My Creative Time rectangle frame die layers, MFT extreme black ink, Ranger ink in magenta hue, distress oxide ink pads in wilted violet and worn lipstick; ink blending brush, lace, Copic markers V06, V04, V01, RV11, RV04, E15, E33, E11, YR00, Y26, W3.

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, February 3, 2021

Matching card and wine tag gift set tutorial

 For Technique Time on the Unity Stamp Company blog, I am sharing a friendship themed card and wine tag gift set.  These coordinate perfectly.

Sentiment:  Peace, love, wine.

This matching friendship card and wine tag set is great as a hostess gift set.  However, the gift tag can be placed on most any other gift

Helpful tips:
Here are helpful tips for creating this card and wine tag set.  To begin, stamp a background panel, the girl and two sentiment tags.  Also, for the girl stamping, use Copic friendly ink.  Next, trim or die-cut tag layers and the background panel.  Then, add color to the girl.  Next, add twine cording to the tags.  Then, layer the background, the girl and one of the tags onto the card base.  Also, to finish, add the extra tag to a gift or a wine bottle for gift giving.


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



Here is another look.


Supplies:
Also, foam and flat double-sided tape, cardstock, heat tool, Original Misti, adhesive gems, cording, My Creative Time rectangle frame die layers and tag frame dies (retired), MFT extreme black ink, Ranger ink in rose madder, black soot distress ink pad; Copic markers C1, C3, C5, W7, W5, E00, E71, E33, E13, E11, R02, RV29.

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