Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Slanted diagonal hand cut card tutorial + watercolor floral trim

 Hand cut card detail adds interest and a different look.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing a way to hand cut a card front to be used as a dimensional card border.


Sentiment:  Hey girl!

This is a hand cut card with an added watercolor floral border.  It offers a clean and simple look plus a peek at the inside sentiment.


Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making this slanted diagonal hand cut card.  To begin, cut and score an A2 card base.  Also, cut an inside panel using color cardstock.  Next, stamp the sentiment in the top right order of the inside panel.  Also, using waterproof ink, stamp the flowers and the leaves onto watercolor paper.  Then, watercolor the flowers and leaves.  Next, once dry, fussy cut (cut out) the flowers and the leaves and add foam tape to the back of each.  Now, using a paper trimmer or scissors, cut a diagonal from the card front, horizontally.  For this example, I cut at about 1" from the bottom right up to 1" from the top left score line.  Finally, assemble the floral border to the edge of the white diagonal flap and then add the inside panel to finish the card. 

Here is another look.


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



 Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co. In My Thoughts, Girl. 
Also, Fiskars paper trimmer, scissors, Ranger watercolor paper, Altenew watercolor half pans, watercolor brush, Copic marker 100, Gelly Roll white pen, original Misti, MFT extreme black hybrid ink padamarena cherry ink cube and cement gray prestige cardstockflat and foam double-sided tape.

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, May 25, 2021

Flower mini slimline card & envelope ~ MCT Birthday Palooza

 Hello.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing birthday projects for Birthday Palooza on our blogs.  I decided to make a cute mini slimline card with the bubble cover die and the flower.


Sentiment:  Happy birthday.

This card and envelope were assembled from the die-cuts and then stamped and embossed with the sentiment.  I used Copic markers for the flower coloring and then popped that up onto the card front.  I really love the cute card size or mini slimline size of these dies.  Making a matching card and envelope set is a bonus.  

Here is another look at the card.


Also, flat and foam double-sided tape, mini Misti, cardstock, Wow embossing pad, white embossing powder, EK powder tool, heat tool, Copic markers V06, V04, V01, BV0000.

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

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn

Friday, May 21, 2021

MCT Mini Release, Sale & Blog Hop ~ Mini Slimline Card

Hello, it's Gaylynn. We are celebrating a "mini release", sale and blog hop with My Creative Time this weekend. Hop along with us.
For the blog hop, you may have arrived from Emily's blog.


Sentiment: Just want to say hello.

This sweet card was made with the amazing MCT stamps and dies with a touch of Copic coloring. The bubble cover dies was die-cut a few times onto different color cardstock. I added assorted color dots to fill some of the bubbles. The envelope was die-cut from patterned paper and then assembled. Everything was layered, to finish.

SALE ALERT
The MCT sale starts right now, here. Use the code MAY2021 to receive 15% off of your entire purchase! This sale applies to “IN-STOCK” items only! This sale will end on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at midnight PST.

In addition to the sale, we are ALSO showcasing brand new die sets! The sets are called Cute Bubble Cover Dieand "Tall Bubble Cover Die". The new sets are available for purchase HERE.

Here is another look at the card.


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 MCT to contact you "just in case" YOU are the LUCKY winner! Good Luck!


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 MCT prize chances.
Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn




Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Potted plant shape card tutorial ~ gold embossing + Copics

 Adding shimmer with heat embossing makes this potted plant shape card shine.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing one way to make a handmade shape card with a garden theme.


Sentiment:  Best wishes.

This card was hand trimmed with scissors to get the potted plant shape.  It stands up like a regular greeting card.


Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making this potted plant shape card.  To begin, stamp and heat emboss the background and the sentiment.  Also, stamp, color and heat emboss the flower.  I suggest that if you want to use Copic markers for color, stamp first with Copic friendly ink, color and then heat emboss, using a stamp positioner.  Next, fussy cut (cut out) the flower, the gold glitter trim and the sentiment.  Then, trim the bottom sides of the pot and the card base to make the shape.  Finally, assemble the card layers over the shape card base, to finish.

Here is another look.


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



Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Use dies or punches

 Supplies:
 
Also, flat and foam double-sided tape, My Creative Time rectangle frame die layers, Ranger fine gold embossing powder, heat tool, EK powder tool, Fiskars paper trimmer, gold glitter cardstock, original Misti, cording, Wow embossing pad, Copic markers BG49, BG32, B01, RV29, 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.

    Thank you for visiting.
   Gaylynn

         

Friday, May 14, 2021

Whimsical stamped bee pun card & patterned paper ~ tutorial

 For this sweet pun card, I am mixing patterned paper and stamping.  I tried coordinating the sweet bees, flowers and sentiments to fit in with the background paper colors.  

Sentiment:
Bee you tiful You.

Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making this pun card.  First, trim and score the card base and the layers.  Next, stamp the sentiment, the small flower and the bees close together onto white cardstock.  Then, cut the stamped panel smaller than the background.  Also, cut the patterned paper just shy of the size of the card base.  Next, color in the bees and the stamped flowers.  Optional, add a big YOU word or a die-cut accent.  Finally, layer the panels onto the card base, to finish.
 
Here is another look:


I made a video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Love & Bee Loved and Wild & Whimsy {paper pack}.
Also, cardstock, My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle STAX set 2 die-namics, in & out stitched rounded square STAX die-namics and miss you die-namics; Copic markers RV29, RV04, R32, RV11, BG49, B01, Y23, Y13, YG0000; Silhouette printable gold foil adhesive backed sheets, flat and foam double-sided tape, A2 envelope.

Thank you for visiting.  
Have a beautiful day.
Gaylynn


Thursday, May 13, 2021

Watercolor sailboat scene ~ Prima water soluble oil pastels & stamping

 Today, I am sharing oil pastel watercolor with sailboat stamping.  This is a large peaceful stamp that works perfectly with the watercolor.


Sentiment:
Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.

Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making this card.  First, trim and score the card base and the layers.  Next, stamp the sailboat scene onto the smooth side of a watercolor paper panel.  Next, onto a palette, make color swatches from the oil pastel crayons.  Then, brush clear water over a section of the stamping.  Also, using a wet brush, mix a pastel color to liquefy it and then apply color in sections.  Repeat for all of the sections.  Apply multiple coats to some areas if preferred, drying between sections and layers.  Once dry, assemble the card, to finish.
 
Here is another look:


I made a video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Sail With No Limits.
Also, cardstock, Ranger watercolor paper, My Favorite Things wonky stitched rectangle STAX die-namics and sno cone cardstock; Prima water soluble oil pastels, Altenew palette mat, paint brushes. 

Thank you for visiting.  
Have a beautiful day.
Gaylynn


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Card foiling & negative foiling tutorial ~ 2 cards

 Card foiling is double the fun by using negative foiling for a second card.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing two cards using toner card fronts with foil and a laminator.  I go an extra step to show a way to use the negative of the first foiling plus added double foiling.

Sentiments:
Wishing you beautiful things.
A mother's love is measured in timeless moments.

Making a set of foiled cards is easier using the negative of the first foiling pass.  An added bonus is double foiling.  Here is a look at how it is done.

Here is the moth toner card front with the first foiling pass using a gold shattered glass foil sheet.

Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making this set of foiled cards.  To begin, pre-trim or die-cut the toner card fronts and the black toner sheet to desired sizes.  Also, stamp, color and prepare sentiment tags for each of the cards.  Next, preheat your laminator.  Then, trim one gold foil sheet and one purple foil sheet a little larger than the panels that you are foiling on.  And, have a carrier sheet ready, like a smooth folded piece of parchment paper.  Next, sandwich the toner card front face up and then the gold foil sheet pretty side up between the parchment paper.  Then, run this sandwich through the hot laminator and then gently remove the gold foil.  Next, repeat the process but use a black toner sheet plus the negative of the gold.  You should get a gold background with the moths in black.  If you want the moths another color, foil once more using purple or another color.  Finally, assemble the cards, to finish.

Here is a second card made after using the negative of the first moth foiled sheet along with an added third foiling pass using purple foil.


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


 Supplies:
Also, iCraft Deco Foil in amethyst watercolor & gold shattered glass, Deco Foil black toner sheets; flat and foam double-sided tape, My Creative Time rectangle frame die layers, My Favorite Things extreme black hybrid ink pad and stitched mini scallop circle STAX die-namics; gold glitter paper, original Misti, Yourstory laminator, parchment paper, Copic markers YR09, YR04, YR14 

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, May 7, 2021

Graduation Card ~ MCT 48 Hour Flash Sale & Blog Hop

 Hello, it's Gaylynn here. Welcome to another My Creative Time "48 Hour Flash Sale" and blog hop. This sale is for 48 hours ONLY that is going on right NOW and will end on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at 7am PST. 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. For the blog hop, you may have arrived from Emily's blog.


Sentiment:
Congrats. The best view comes after the hardest climb.

Today, I am sharing a tall or slimline style graduation card featuring the new quote bubble die set and the new inspirational stamp set.  Also, I made a grad hat using trimmings from one of the treat box dies.  I love that we get to mix and match things from MCT to make something totally different than what it was intended for.  Also, I used the congrats sentiment and the star from other kits in her line.  The cap tassel was made from gold cording.  I used hot glue to fasten the tassel under the star.  This was fun to put together and it is fitting for a guy or gal.

In addition to our sale, we are ALSO showcasing brand new stamps and dies! They are called “Quote Bubble Dies” and "Good Things Are Coming". They are available for purchase HERE.
Here is another look.


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!


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

Supplies:  My Creative Time Quote Bubble Dies, Good Things Are Coming, Big Word Dies, Tall Postage Frame Dies, Tall Frame Dies, Fancy Pillow Treat Box Die, Star Rosette Die; Gina K. Designs connect glue, hot glue gun, cardstock, black and gold glitter cardstock, gold cording, flat and foam double-sided tape, scoring board, paper trimmer, mini Misti.

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 MCT prize chances.
Thanks for stopping by.

Gaylynn

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

4 Cards ~ Monochromatic stamping ~ flowers & vellum

Monochromatic stamping makes for easy card making.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing four coordinating Mother's Day cards using stamping, ink, vellum and cardstock.  But, almost any stamp themes will work.


Sentiment:  Happy Mother's Day

Making a set of simple cards is easy using monochromatic stamping and changing out the background colors for the same card layout.



Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making these coordinating cards using monochromatic stamping.  To begin, pre-cut and stamp 4 sentiment panels onto vellum or cardstock.  If preferred, add a white cardstock piece behind the vellum cuts.  Next, using a stamp positioning tool, stamp the background onto 4 different color cardstock panels using the coordinating ink color for each.  A similar look can be achieved by using watermark ink onto color cardstock.  Then, trim or die-cut the background panels to fit over the card base.  Finally, layer and assemble each card with the same lace trim and embellishments.



This is another look at the set.


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


 Supplies:
Also, flat and foam double-sided tape, My Creative Time rectangle frame die layers, My Favorite Things premium dye ink pads in caribbean sea, grape jelly, poppin' pink & lemon drop and cardstock in grapesicle, cotton candy, summer splash & lemon chiffon; Papertrey Ink vellum cardstock, StazOn black ink pad, gold glitter paper, Gina K. Designs connect glue, lace, original Misti, Fiskars paper trimmer.

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, May 4, 2021

2 Cards ~ Toner card front laminator foiling, stamping & die-cuts

 Today, I am sharing two cards.  These were made using Unity stamps and coordinating dies along with deco foil and toner card fronts.  We are also participating in an Instagram hop with Unity and Therm-o-Web.  Head over to @neatnook on Instagram to play along or to get lots of creative inspiration.

Sentiments:
Congrats.  This calls for a celebration!
Beautiful wishes.



Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making these cards.  First, trim and score the card bases and the toner card front panels.  Next, stamp, watercolor and fussy cut the flowers and leaves for accents.  Also, trim a patterned paper accent piece for the beautiful card.  Preheat your laminator.  Next, stamp the two big words plus smaller sentiments onto cardstock.  Then, die-cut around the big words with the coordinating dies.  Also, die-cut the narrow outline word layers three or four times per word on white cardstock.  Then, adhere 3 or 4 narrow outline layers together for dimension.  Next, layer the white stacked outline words over the thicker stamped corresponding words for a wonky abstract look.  Then, foil the trimmed toner card fronts using a laminator and foil sheets.  Finally, layer everything onto the card front, to finish.
 
Here is another card version:




I made a video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Also, cardstock, scissors, scoring board, Fiskars paper trimmer, Altenew watercolor, Ranger watercolor paper, My Favorite Things stitched scallop basic edges & stitched basic edges die-namics, premium dye ink in poppin' pink and jalapeno popper.

Remember that there is an Instagram hop going on.
Head over to @neatnook on Instagram to play along or to get lots of creative inspiration.

Thank you for visiting.  
Have a beautiful day.
Gaylynn


Monday, May 3, 2021

Coffee or tea mug masculine love card.

 Hello.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing masculine projects for Manly Monday on our blogs.  I decided to make a mug card that works for love, Father's Day, birthday and more.


Sentiment:
Love you lots.
Take a moment to appreciate how awesome you are.

For this card, I wanted a masculine look so I chose black, white and kraft colors.  Then, I die-cut the pieces of the mug using a mix of papers.  Stamped sentiments were added.  I used a kraft color card base to finish assembling all of the layers.

Here is another look at the card.


Supplies:  My Creative Heart Mug Die, Love You Lots and Big Word Sentiments.
Also, flat and foam double-sided tape, Gina K. Designs connect glue, paper trimmer, scoring board, mini Misti, cardstock, Unity paper pack, black ink.

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

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Double fold floral card tutorial + Unity stamps, paper & dies

 For today, I am sharing an interactive double fold card tutorial.  This one features florals from stamping and from patterned paper.

Sentiment:  Let life unfold, Beautiful.


Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for making this interactive double fold card.  First, trim and score the card base, the inside fold and the patterned paper pieces.  Next, stamp and watercolor the flowers onto the smooth side of watercolor paper.  Then, fussy cut (cut out) the flower and the stamped front sentiment.  Also, stamp, die-cut and layer the inside beautiful sentiment onto the inside of the small fold piece.  Next, assemble the layers to make a left fold and a right fold.  Finally, layer the papers, the flower and the outer sentiment, to finish.
 
Here is another look:


I made a video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Also, cardstock, scissors, scoring board, Fiskars paper trimmer, Altenew watercolor, Ranger watercolor paper, My Favorite Things premium dye ink in poppin' pink.

Thank you for visiting.
Have a beautiful day.