Tuesday, August 22, 2017

I Love my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, my Nuvo Glitter Markers and You!

I am loving my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform from Tonic Studios and could not have made this card without it. I had to stamp the Delicate Detail Floral Flourish stamp from Tonic Studios on white speckled paper and on watercolor orange paper in exactly the same position to achieve this look. Here is a picture that helps explain that:

After stamping the flower in exactly the same place on both pieces of cardstock, I die cut "YOU" (also from Tonic Studios) out of the two pieces in exactly the same spot. I will save the one on the top for a future card. I attached the orange watercolor cardstock piece to a YOU diecut out of white fun foam with my Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive (best liquid glue on the market!) and glued it back into the spot it was cut out of. 

I am also loving my Nuvo Glitter Markers! I used them in four different ways on this card! Can you count that many different ways to use them? 

Here is a close up that shows all four ways: 1.) I colored the lines and details of the Floral Flourish Stamp on both the card front and the orange raised YOU. 2.) I colored the "love" die with a green Nuvo glitter marker. (that love was cut from a Tonic Studios Sent with Love die.) 3.) I dotted a heart with several colors of Nuvo glitter markers using several sizes of Tonic Studios Traditional Hearts Layering Set. 4.) I colored the clear gems to match the colors in my card also using Nuvo Glitter Markers.

I am entering this card in the "Add a Sentiment" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday and the Anything Goes with a Die challenges at Dies R Us and Scrapy Land.

Monday, August 21, 2017

YouTube Monday - Tonic Studios Trick or Treat Boxes with Unique Embossing Technique

I had so much fun creating this sparkly trick or treat box using Tonic Studio's new Halloween dies, that I could not stop at just one, and have created a new YouTube video showing how I made them!

Here is the link to where my YouTube tutorial is posted so you can watch how to assemble the coffin treat box and how I made the sparkly version with a unique embossing technique I discovered.

The boxes open up to put Halloween candy in for your special trick or treaters. While you are at my YouTube channel, be sure to watch the Grand Opening video to find out how to qualify to possibly win a prize package valued at almost $200! Here is a link to my YouTube channel where you can find these two videos and others as well:  https://www.youtube.com/user/khasheck04

I am entering the sparkly trick or treat box in the "Add a Sentiment" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday and the Anything Goes with a Die challenges at Dies R Us and Scrapy Land.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

CAS (Clean and Simple) Cards 4 Kids at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

It’s Saturday and time for another fun challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This time our challenge is: CAS (Clean and Simple 4 Kids! Create and link any CAS card appropriate for a child and you could win one of our great prizes.

We have two very generous sponsors for this challenge: All Dressed Up Stamps is giving their winner two digis of their choice! And the winner from Dies R Us will receive a $15 gift certificate! TEAM S.A.S will also be choosing their favorite cards for our top three and the winners will receive a blog badge and an opportunity to be a guest design team member on a future challenge.

My card is very CAS but super cute. I simply printed the Monsterific digi from All Dressed Up Stamps on a square yellow piece of cardstock and also on some dp scraps and paper pieced the adorable monsters. I added some googly eyes and attached the completed card front to a black square card. 

I am entering this card in the "Add a Sentiment" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Another Rainbow "Part of the Dance" Card

I love rainbows and gorgeous stamps and playing with them when I have time. I am taking a class called Rainbow Maker at Online Card Classes and played with one of the ideas they shared creating a round rainbow of colors with Distress Oxide inks and a sponging tool. It is easier to blend the Distress Oxide inks than the traditional distress inks I think, but I am still not an expert. Even so, I do like the background especially with the water spots and I love the stamp from Technique Junkies that is the focal point. I stamped it several times using my Tim Holtz Tonic Studios Stamp Platform and black Versafine ink. I attached the finished card front to a white 5 1/2" square card base and added some Sparkling Clear Droplets from Kat Scrappiness to finish the card.

I will be entering this in the "Add a Sentiment" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday and the Day One gallery at the Rainbow Maker Online Card Class. Thanks for helping me #spread the joy of creativity!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tonic Studios Cupcake and Treat Boxes for Teachers and Weddings

I am proud to share that the treat boxes I made with Tonic Studio's Cupcake and Treat Box are being featured at the Tonic Studio's USA Blog here today. I made a fall one for bringing a special teacher a treat on the first day of school and also made a quick one that could be used for a wedding or shower favor:

These treat boxes are so easy and fun to make! For detailed instructions and more pictures, head on over to the Tonic Studios USA blog and thanks for helping me #spread the joy of creativity!

I am entering my fall treat box in the Anything Goes challenge at Dies R Us and the Add a Sentiment challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rainbows and Gorgeous Stamps Make Me Happy

I have been taking the Rainbow Maker class at Online Card Classes but hadn't had the time to try any of the colorful rainbow ideas they shared until this weekend. The beautiful stamp from Technique Junkies featured in this card called "Part of the Dance" has been calling my name since I received it and I finally had time to play with that too. I started this card front with Bristol Smooth Surface cardstock and a stencil from Ranger and Dina Wakely called Mighty Waves. I taped the stencil down and used my Clarity Stencil Brushes to brush on a rainbow of colors using my Distress Oxide inks. Then I placed the stenciled card front in my Tim Holtz Tonic Studios Stamp Platform and stamped the gorgeous stamp from Technique Junkies several times with black Versafine ink. I love how this card came out and will be entering it in the Day One gallery at the Rainbow Maker Online Class.

Thanks for helping me #spread the joy of creativity!

Monday, August 14, 2017

YouTube Monday- Stretching Your Dies

Many times on this blog I have received comments from followers and visitors who saw the cards I was teaching in my in home classes or stamp camps and wished they lived closer so they could take the class. Now everyone, no matter where they live, can take my monthly card making classes for free on my YouTube channel and if you live in the USA, you can even possibly win the cards I created! Once a month I am going to post a YouTube video showing how to make the cards I taught in my home that month. Today I posted the first in my series here on YouTube.  I am sharing three cards using some favorite dies from Karen Burniston and Altenew and how to stretch the dies we own in creative ways.

Please be understanding as I am still very much a newbie at YouTube especially the editing part. I need to figure out how to delete unwanted parts and how to speed up others, but can't on my present software. I am going to try a new editing program this week- wish me luck! This is hard for someone like me who is not very computer literate, but I am determined to figure it all out! The best way to learn is to simply try and try again! 

While you are at my YouTube channel, check out my Grand Opening video too and find out how you can win a prize valued at almost $200! I am planning on posting a new video every Monday, so if you want to be sure to not miss any, click the bell next to the subscribe button (after subscribing) and you will be notified every time I post a new video. You can go directly to my channel by clicking on the YouTube picture on the right side of my blog. The Grand Opening and Prize Giveaway is the featured video.

Here is a link to this month's class on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/TV91ubPWkHk

Thanks for your support here on my blog and on my YouTube channel and for helping me #spread the joy of creativity!