Thursday, March 31, 2016

Ranger Ink Distress Crayons, Vellum and an Embossing Folder = Beautiful Results!

I've been experimenting with Ranger Distress Crayons and trying to come up with new ways to use them. I just love these crayons and I have found that no matter how I use them, the results are always amazing. Below is a short step-by-step tutorial on how to use these amazing crayons with an embossing folder on vellum. Enjoy!

First, chose an embossing folder of your choice and using your die cut machine with the proper sandwich for your folder, emboss the design onto vellum.  I used the Cuttlebug Rosa Embossing Folder.

I colored the flowers with the Mermaid Lagoon Distress Crayon by gently coloring over the flowers making sure to go slowly with little pressure so the pigment transfers to the flowers only.

To color the stems of the flowers, I used the Vintage Photo Distress Crayon and very, very gently colored over the stems.

Now it's time to color the leaves which I did using the Twisted Citron Distress Crayon.

Being that I used vellum, I placed my colored design over a piece of Neenah 80 lb. Solar White Card Stock and sewed the vellum panel onto the card stock with my sewing machine.

Next, I distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz Distresser.

For my final step in creating this panel, I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I couldn't have been happier with the results and now my panel is ready to be made into a card. I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial on how to make a beautiful card panel using Ranger Distress Crayons, vellum and an embossing folder.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - We Can See Clearly

Hi Everyone! Another amazing week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge as we create with the theme, "We Can See Clearly". This week, we're asking you to use acetate or vellum on our projects and I had a lot of fun with this one.  Come join in the fun and could win a $50 gift voucher just for playing along.

Years ago I made favors for parties and with the wedding season coming up, I decided to create some pretty favors. These favor bags look so elegant when they're made out of vellum and look like they took a lot of time to create, but they are so easy to put together, I'll show you how.

For the stenciled favor bag, create a bag from the Tim Holtz In The Bag die out of vellum. Using post-it notes, block off the areas where you don't want the embossing paste to show.  

With a plastic palette knife spread some white embossing paste over the stencil onto the bag. I used the Tim Holtz Flourish stencil. The Wendy Vecchi embossing paste is a good one to use as it stays bright white after it's dry.

Remove the stencil and post-it notes to see the beautiful design on the front of the favor bag. Set this aside to completely dry before assembling the bag.

 For the embossed bag, cut another favor bag out of vellum and place it inside any embossing folder that's large enough to cover the front and back of the bag. I used an embossing folder called "Rosa" designed by Anna Griffin.

Here you can see the two different designs for the favor bags.

Next, I created some pretty ribbon for the bags using distress markers and seam binding. Make sure to cut enough seam binding to tie a large shabby bow around the bag.

Tie one end of the ribbon around the bag leaving the remaining ribbon on one side to make the bows. I used the Tammy Tutterow technique for my bows which you can find here. I wrapped the ribbon around my fingers instead of clothes pins to create the bows and then ran the shorter end of the ribbon under under my fingers to tie the bow off. 

Here are the two favor bags with their bows. I used mowed lawn and twisted citron distress markers for the green bag and wilted violet and shaded lilac distress markers for the purple bow. It's important to use a lighter and darker shade of colors to give the ribbon depth. 

To put the final touches on the favor bags, I added roses that I created from the Tim Holtz Tiny Tattered Florals die set. 

Vellum doesn't have much weight to it so the bag needs some extra strength on the bottom so the candy won't fall out. I adhered a piece of chipboard to the bottom of the party bags and this was the perfect solution to keep the candy from falling out of the bottom when placed upright.  This also gives the bags stability so they can stand up nice and straight.

You can leave the bags plain and call them finished, but I wanted them to have a little extra color so I added 3" x 4" pieces of coordinating card stock that I slid down the front inside panel of the bags. The folded edges on the side of the bag will keep these panels in place so you don't need adhesive. This really set them off and gave them the added color I wanted.

Here again are my favor bags.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I put together these elegant party favor bags made from vellum and I can't wait to see what you create for this week's challenge.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Food and/or Drink

Hi Everyone! Today on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge we're asking you to use Food and/or Drink as your theme. This was such a fun project! I stepped away from the bright colors for this one. I hope you enjoy it.

I can't wait to see what you create using our Food/Drink theme and remember you could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp's store. 

I cut some strips from burlap sheets to cover the outside edges of my main canvas. The adhesive I chose was double-sided Scor-Tape because I needed something really strong to keep the burlap from fraying or curling.

Here you can see the base canvas after applying the burlap strips.

Now it's time to work on my main canvas. I first cut a piece of white chipboard and applied Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress Inks using my blending tool. I then stenciled some coffee stains with ground espresso distress ink randomly on the canvas using the Tim Holtz Splatters Stencil. The last step was to distress the edges using a Prima Distressing Tool and then going over that with more ground espresso distress ink.

I used a distress sprayer to create water droplets on the canvas and added a band of green corrugated card stock to the canvas.

I wanted to add more, so I stenciled some speckles onto the canvas.

To add more texture to the piece I added a burlap patterned stencil with Ranger Texture Paste.

When applied, it appears white but as the paste dries it will take on the distress ink that is behind it on the canvas.

While the texture paste is drying, I stamp my images with my Misti onto Strathmore Watercolor Paper and cut them out. (I didn't end up using the bag of coffee beans.) 

I colored them with Distress Markers by rubbing the marker onto my craft sheet and picking up the color with a water brush.

I went over the burlap texture and edges of the canvas with Scattered Straw Distress Ink to make it pop, then I added some burlap twine to my piece and some real coffee beans. Now I'm ready to place my images onto the canvas along with the sentiment using Tim Holtz Signmaker Parts.

Here again is my finished canvas:

Thanks for sticking around to see how I created my canvas and I hope you will join in the fun at Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Blog.  Have a great week!!

For more inspiration, tips and tricks for all types of papercraft creations, follow Simon Says Stamp on:

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