Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Harvest Wishes

Welcome back to another Project Bin Tuesday!  Today, I am sharing a card using one of their newer sets called Pumpkin Spice.  It's the perfect set for all those Pumpkin Spice lovers out there, you know who you are!

Here is my card:

I started with ink blending 3 different colors of distress oxides onto a panel of Kraft card stock.  Then I placed the stencil over the background and used the same colors of distress oxides over the stencil.  This gave the leaves a soft look so the sentiment could remain the focal point.  For the sentiment, I stamped it using VersaFine Black Onyx ink and then clear embossed it to make it more bold and give it some shine.  Next, I used a rectangle die to cut the panel and used the same die again to create the white frame.  For the finishing touch, a scattering of Fall colored gemstones.

Thank you for stopping by!

Pumpkin Spice - The Project Bin
Falling Leaves stencil - Newton's Nook Designs
Dotted Details - Mama Elephant
Distress Oxides

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Handmade Cards...

Hello again!  I am back again with a new card for The Project Bin.  I am using a brand new stamp set called Keepsake.  The sentiment in this set really sums up the reason that we make and send handmade cards, so I figured I would do exactly what this message embodies - make a card that the recipient will be able to display - because you can't do that with an email or Facebook post!  Right?

Here is my card:

I began by stamping the sentiment onto black card stock using embossing ink and then melted the white embossing powder with my heat gun.  Next, I cut out the white floral frame.  I had to snip a couple little clusters off as it was covering part of the sentiment.  I used one of my favorite techniques to complete this card - die cut inlay.  So easy and totally-fool-proof!  I used scraps from my "scrap bin" in a variety of bright, cheery colors and inlaid them into the negative spaces.  Here's hoping to see this on the mantle of somebody somewhere!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Keepsake - The Project Bin
Outline Floral Frame - Simon Says Stamp
Misc. Card stock scraps
Black Licorice card stock - Lawn Fawn
Neenah Solar White 80 lb. & 110 lb.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Hello Pumpkin!

Happy Tuesday!  There's been a hint of Fall in the air lately with the cooler temperatures and that definitely got me excited me to use this brand new stamp set from The Project Bin called Pumpkin Spice.  I love the pumpkins in this set as they can be made Fall-like or Halloween-y.  I think in the future, it might be fun to draw some faces on these and make a Halloween card.  They are just too cute.

For my card today, I stamped the pumpkins repeatedly using distress oxides onto Kraft card stock.  I like the way the oxides sit on top of the paper, instead of soaking into the paper like dye inks.   Because they sit on top, I didn't lose any of the brightness in the colors.  The colors are just as bright as they would have been if I would have stamped them onto white card stock.  I need to remember to use Kraft more often!

Here's a peek at the card:

When I finished stamping the background panel, I used a rectangle frame die to cut the thin rectangle from the panel, then I cut another one out of white card stock and added it back into the negative space.  This helped to frame, and draw your eye in, to the sentiment making it a focal point.  Next, I white heat-embossed the sentiment onto black card stock and popped it up with foam tape for dimension.  To finish off the card, a little bit of bling with some sequins.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Pumpkin Spice - The Project Bin
Frames Die - Simon Says Stamp
Distress Oxides - Carved Pumpkin, Mowed Lawn
Card Stock - Neenah Kraft, Neenah Solar White
Sparkling Clear Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Don't Let Me Melt!

Happy Tuesday to you!  Today, I am sharing another card for The Project Bin using the stamp set called Merriest Wishes.  I know I just used this set a couple weeks ago, but this snowman is just too stinkin' adorable,  I couldn't resist!

I started with my background.  I used 3 different colors of distress oxides onto a panel of Bristol Smooth card stock.  I just love how easy the oxides blend... and even extra seamless on the Bristol paper!  Next, I used the snowflake cover plate to cut out the top layer for the card using Neenah Solar White card stock.  I wanted to add a border to frame the panel, so I used the Framed Tag Park Avenue from Mama Elephant and stacked 4 of them together.  I cut 3 in black and 1 in white.  I think the black creates a bit of a shadow and separates the panel from the background a bit.

The sentiment was white-heat embossed on black card stock and the left side is cut at a slant.  Once I had the sentiment in place, it was time to color this cutie patootie snowman.  I just love his little smile!  I used Copic markers to colors him and then added Glossy Accents to his carrot nose and the pom pom on his hat.

For the finishing touch, a scattering of sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Supplies Used:
Merriest Wishes - The Project Bin
Snowflake Fusion - My Favorite Things
Framed Tags Park Avenue - Mama Elephant
Bristol Smooth card stock
Neenah Solar White 80 & 110 lb.
Copic Markers
Distress Oxides - Blueprint Sketch
Salty Ocean
Peacock Feathers
Blue Lagoon & Bermuda Blue Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh
Glossy Accents

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

You're So Speshell

Hello again!  There's just something about "punny" sentiments that I love and this set does not disappoint!  For my card today, I used a stamp set from The Project Bin called Love Your Shellfie.  There is also a new addition to this stamp set, a coordinating die to cut out the turtle, which I love!

I started this card by using the Starburst Cover Plate to cut my background panel from white card stock.  Then I did something really dumb!  I used the die again to cut the rainbow paper and then used the die cut inlay technique to fill the negative spaces with the rainbow-themed paper.  Why was that dumb?  Well, I'll tell you.... all I needed to do was simply put it behind the white panel.  Duh!!!!  See, you're never too old to learn. 😉  I ended up cutting the white background 2 more times and then stacked the 3 of them together.  I really like the dimension that that created, even though is doesn't really show in the photo.

Next, I stamped the turtle and sentiment, and colored him using Copic markers.  I used a circle die to cut that out and then popped it up onto the card panel using foam squares.  That helped to create more of a focal point on my card.

For the finishing touch, bling, cuz we all gotta have a little bling!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Love Your Shellfie - The Project BinStarburst Cover Plate - Sugar Pea Designs
Rainbow Stripe paper - The Paper Studio
Copic Markers
Rhinestone Gems

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

New Milky Way Stamp Set

Hello there!  Another week, another new stamp set!   Today, I am sharing a card using another new stamp set from The Project Bin called Milky Way.   Lots of great sentiments and, of course, an adorable alien (and he comes with a matching die, too!)

I began my card by creating a galaxy-themed background.  I used a variety of colors of distress ink onto watercolor card stock, then went over it using Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot distress inks, sprayed with water using a distress sprayer and then dabbed with a paper towel.  Once everything was dry, I put a dab of Copic Opaque White and a little bit of water onto an acrylic block, mixed it up, then flicked it onto the card base to create the look of stars.

 Here is the card...

I used a cell phone die to create the phone, then added 2 sentiments from the Milky Way set onto the chat bubbles.  The alien was stamped using purple ink, then I added a bit of extra color to him using colored pencils, then gave him some fun googly eyes!  Next, I added the glittery half circle to the bottom of the card base.  I was going for the look of a planet or something, not too sure if I succeeded or not!  LoL!

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Supplies Used:
Milky Way - The Project Bin
Smart Phone - My Favorite Things
Stitched Rectangles - Simon Says Stamp
Prismacolor Pencils
Watercolor Card Stock - Tim Holtz
Distress Inks - Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord
Glitter Card Stock - DCWV
Misc. Card Stock scraps
Googly Eyes

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Merriest Christmas

Hello there!  In honor of Christmas in July and a brand new stamp & die set from The Project Bin called Merriest Wishes, I have a fun card to share today....

Isn't this snowman the cutest?  And he spins, too!  When I saw his dangling little feet, I just knew he needed to be dangling from a card, too!  He is a simple little guy to color, since he is white already, and he couldn't be any easier to cut out since he comes with a matching die as well!  I did add some light blue highlights around the snow to give him just a little bit of color.  I used colored pencils to color him and used a white Signo pen to add the dots on the present.  I just realized that I forgot to color the pom pom on his hat... ooops! I also cut him out a second time and reversed it to create a backer so I could sandwich the clear thread between the layers.

I made the background using the Grace Layer Set from Birch Press Designs cutting the 3 layers in shades of white, green and red, then I adhered them together and placed them onto a turquoise card panel.

The sentiment is heat embossed in white, and is one of the many great sentiments in this set.  Just before putting this card into an envelope, be sure to spin the snowman around about 20 times or so, then when the recipient opens the card, the snowman will spin like there's no tomorrow!  Always a fun surprise!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Merriest Christmas - The Project Bin
Grace Layer Set - Birch Press Designs
Prismacolor pencils
Neenah Solar White 80lb.
Chili Pepper card stock - Lawn Fawn
Kiwi card stock - Hero Arts
Turquoise card stock - Hobby Lobby
Black Licorice card stock - My Favorite Things