Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Rose gold foil accents, a flower and bees.

This is another garden themed card for a birthday.


Sentiment:  Beautiful birthday wishes to a beautiful birthday girl.

This card sparkles more in person.  It is accented with rose gold foiling.  I just love the flower and those bumble bees.  This was colored with Copic markers with a little shadowing to make it come to life.  I had honeycomb paper that goes perfectly with the bees.

Here is a quick video tutorial on the foiling process.


A closer look....



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Beautiful Birthday Wishes by Graciellie Design, MFT die-namics, BasicGrey paper, Therm-O-Web deco foil and foil pen and Copic markers.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Caterpillar & butterfly inspirational card.

Here is a garden themed caterpillar and butterfly card for encouragement or inspiration.


Sentiment:  Change can be a beautiful thing.

I used Copic markers and patterned paper to accent this card.  The sentiment tag was embellished with excess patterned paper made into flags.  This is an easy way to dress up projects.

I made a quick video tutorial showing one way that I make flag accents.


Here is another look:



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Spark by Graciellie Design, Copic markers, BasicGrey patterned paper, Winnie and Walter dies and hemp.

I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving weekend.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Unity Stamp Co. Blog Hop ~ Cuddlebug Bunny

For the CardMaker technique post, click here.

Hi, it's Gaylynn with a sweet bunny birthday card for the Unity Stamp Co. blog hop.
Be sure to visit all of the blogs listed below for tons of inspiration.


Sentiment:  Hoppy birthday.

This is one of the newest releases at Unity with the cutest pun sentiments to match.  For this bunny, I used soft watercolor and then die-cut two scalloped panels.  The tiny banners were trimmed with scissors to match the floral patterned paper background.

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Here is a quick tip video for this bunny card.


And here is a closer look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Cuddlebug Bunny by Tierra Jackson, Ranger watercolor paper distress markers and archival ink, My Favorite Things die-namics and American Crafts Pebbles paper by Jen Hadfield.

Now hop along for prize chances and to see more goodness.  Then shop Unity.


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Have a lovely day.
Gaylynn


Monday, November 13, 2017

CardMaker Blog Technique ~ Adding Dimension and Texture

For the Unity blog hop post, click here.

Today, I am up on the CardMaker blog with a technique and tutorial for adding dimension and texture to your paper craft projects.


Sentiment:  Happy birthday.

This is a technique that I use often.  It is easy and adds a 3-D look and texture.
To see the full article and tutorial, visit the CardMaker blog.

Supplies:  Altenew stamps Spring Daisy and Painted Greetings, Ink by My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp and Ranger, Mini Misti, foam adhesive,  Copic markers C1, C3, G21, YR24, YR23 and Y13.

Hope you have a fabulous day.
Gaylynn


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Adorable puppy dog birthday card and tutorial.

For the Unity blog hop post, click here.

This is one of my favorite birthday cards.  It features a puppy dog in watercolor.


Sentiment:  Happy [bark]day

All together now..... Awe

For this card, I watercolored the dog and then fussy cut him out.  Then I placed him onto a die-cut lacy background.  I used another cute pun sentiment for him.

You can see the process in the dog card video tutorial.


A closer look.


Cuteness overload.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Cuddlebug Puppy by Tierra Jackson, Spellbinders dies, BasicGrey paper, Ranger distress markers, Archival ink and watercolor paper.

For the Unity blog hop post, click here.

I hope you enjoyed this cutie.
Thanks for stopping by.

Cuddlebug piggy card with paper layers.

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Here is another sweet card with one of the newest Unity Stamp Co. releases called Cuddlebug Pig.


Sentiment:  Squeal.  I'm so excited for you.

This cute little pig tag card is great for congratulations, baby shower, pregnancy or expecting occasions.  It was made vintage style with layered papers and watercolor.

Here is a quick video tutorial for this pig card.


Another look...


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Cuddlebug Piggy by Tierra Jackson, Ranger watercolor paper and distress markers, My Creative Time dies and BasicGrey paper.

For the Unity blog hop post, click here.

I hope you enjoyed this rustic style card for today.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Cute cat birthday card and video tutorial.

For the Unity blog hop post, click here.

Today, I am sharing a birthday card with the adorable Unity stamp release called Cuddlebug Cat.


Sentiment:  Happy [purr]thday.

This kitty was colored in with Copic markers and then cut out.  I distressed the edges and then added him to background patterned paper cuts.  I just love the cuteness and the pun sentiment.

I made a quick tip video tutorial for this cat card.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


A little closer...


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Cuddlebug Kitty by Tierra Jackson, BasicGrey paper and Copic markers.

For the Unity blog hop post, click here.

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time...