Monday, March 20, 2017

Easter Tag ...

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a Easter Tag featuring Great Impression Stamps.

I made a Double Layered Tag for Easter to share instead of a card today. To start I pulled out a retired stamp (G282) and stamped it on Cream cardstock in two different colors. I then used my Bookmark/Tag Dies to cut out the large tag. Next I stamped the Spring is Here (D385) in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink two times. I added the diagonal stripes on the egg with a Multi-Liner Black Pen, then proceeded to color the egg with my Copic Markers, and cut it out. I then colored the top part of the egg that lays on its side, along with the Chick with my Copic Markers, and fussy cut them out.

I stamped the Open Happy Easter Sentiment (D346) with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, cut it out with a smaller die, then colored in the sentiment. Using the same ink that I used for the circles I used a dauber to apply it around both tags. I cut some grass with my Grassland Border Die, and double layered it at the bottom of my tag. Using thin and thick 3D squares and 1/4" Scor-Tape I added the egg and chick in the grass. The final step was to pull pink ribbon between both tags.

Challenges entered:
 - Allsorts Challenge Week 407 ~ Anything but a Card
 - Aud Sentiments Challenge #175 ~ Easter or Spring Sentiment
 - Little Red Wagon Challenge #385 ~ Tag It!
 - Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #160 ~ Spring/Easter with Ribbon or Trim

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Criss Cross Photo Wallet Tutorial ...

Good morning. As promised here is the Tutorial for the Criss Cross Photo Wallet. This will be a long post, so hang in there.

Criss Cross Photo Wallet
Designed for Scor-Pal by ©Ruza Rebel, March 2017
(Originally created for Scor-Pal by Anna Wohlfahrt)

Supply List:
12” x 12” Double Sided Design Paper
3/4" EKS Circle Punch 
Pencil and eraser
Cardstock and Coordinating Design Paper
Ribbon, brads, and other embellishments

Step 1:
Place 12” x 12” design paper on your Scor-Pal Board (measurements in the above picture are to scale; I used Excel, and Paint to create this photo).
• Use your bone folder to Score at 1/2", 3”, 6”, 9”, and 11-1/2” 
• Turn your paper one-quarter to the left or right
• Use your bone folder to Score at 3-1/2” and 8-1/2”

Step 2:
• Use your Bone Folder to score along the 1/2" score line.
• Open folded 1/2", add 1/4" Scor-Tape to the inside of each 1/2", remove Scor-Tape, and fold each side down to adhere.
• Fold each corner down to the 3” and 9” Scored line to create a triangle in the corner, run your Bone Folder over the edge to (shown above, top half of photo).
• Fold the 3” and 9” Scored line to the center 6" Scored Line, run your Bone Folder over the edge (shown above, lower half of photo).

Step 3:
• Once both sides are folded in, turn the design paper over and fold the 3-1/2” and 8-1/2” score, run your Bone Folder over the edges (1st photo above).
• Take the two edges, slide one side inside of the other (2nd photo above). Gently push together until it lays flat (3rd photo above).

Step 4:
• Fold at the 6” Score Line; folding the Photo Wallet in half using Bone Folder to crease the fold (1st photo on the left above).
• The top right photo above shows the Wallet partially open.
• The bottom right photo above shows the Wallet folded in the opposite way.

Step 5 (optional):
• Using a Pencil I drew a line along the center of the opened Wallet. For me this is the outside.
• I lined up the EKS 3/4" punch to the center line, then put pencil marks on each side of the punch to make sure I punch each side in the same place.
• Once I had the punch lined up to how deep a punch I wanted I put a piece of Scor-Tape at the edge.
• This made is easy to line up the punch on both side to get identical punches.
• I then used an eraser to get rid of the lines.

For the “Tag” on the front on my Wallet I used one of the embellishments from the Design Paper Pack I used. I cut it down to just show the tag. Layered it on a piece of Scor-Tape 6” x 6” Adhesive Sheets, and layered it onto cream cardstock. I cut it down leaving a border, and then repeated the steps with kraft cardstock.

I made cards to put inside each of the inside and outside pockets, as shown in the picture below.

The cards are 4-3/4” x 2-3/4” in size. 
I used black cardstock for my base, layered cream cardstock and coordinating design paper on each. 

I embellished the inside with circle sayings that are part of the design paper pack I used. Each of these were layered on cream cardstock that I cut out with a scalloped die.

The Design Paper I used is very heavy and I wanted the Photo Wallet to stay closed when not in use. I chose clear ribbon to tie around my Photo Wallet.

To secure the ribbon under my “Tag” I added strips of Scor-Pal 3/4" Foam Tape to the back of the “Tag”. I tied the ribbon around the Photo Wallet, for placement, and then add my “tag” to the front of the Photo Wallet making sure the ribbon is covered. When you open the Photo Wallet the “Tag” will keep the ribbon in place.

NOTE: You can have your Photo Wallet open with the Criss Cross on the outside if you prefer. Just fold in the opposite direction than I did as shown in Step 4 above.

My Criss Cross Photo Wallet is for a couple in love. However, you can make these for friendship, grandparents, babies, etc. They are very easy and quick to make.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. If you decide to make one yourself remember to join our Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #35 ~ Anything Goes.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dad, This Year I Got You ...

Good afternoon. I'm back again with another card featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.

Today's card I'm sharing the NEW Clear Stamps Tool Set (#3017) and their Coordinating Construction Tools Die Set (#3017D)! Awesomeness!!! All of the NEW Clear Stamps are now available in the store here, along with the Coordinating Dies which you can find here.

Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink I stamped three (3) of the tools on kraft cardstock. Using a combination of Copic Markers plus a Silver Pen I colored in these babies. I also stamped one (1) extra of each tool, colored them in, and cut them out with their coordinating dies. I layered the diagonal mat which I applied distress ink to onto white cardstock. I added one of the sentiments from the Tool Set with memento Rich Cocoa, then applied distress ink around the edges, then used my Tim Holtz Distress Tool around the edges. The panel was layered onto my distressed kraft card. The final step was to adhere/paper-piece the three (3) tools with 3D Foam Squares.

Here is a side-look of my card that shows the raised tools.

Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #5 ~ Masculine went live yesterday. Masculine cards can be hard to create, but we have some lovely inspiration to share. So hop on over to see what the Designers created, and then join in the FUN for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!

Challenges entered:
 - Crafting By Design Challenge ~ For a Man

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Criss Cross Photo Wallet ...

Good morning. Today I'm sharing my first project as a Scor-Pal Designer for the Mid-Month Reminder of our Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #35 ~ Anything Goes.

This is a Criss Cross Photo Wallet that is made with one 12" x 12" piece of design paper, cardstock, ribbon, coordinating design paper and embellishments. I wrote up a tutorial of how I made this, which I will share on Friday, since I can't upload a PDF File to my post. 😖 Something for me to look into.

In the meantime, here are a couple of more photo's of my Criss Cross Photo Wallet.

Criss Cross Photo Wallet Open (inside)

Criss Cross Photo Wallet Open (outside)

This was a LOT of FUN to make, and can be created for any occasion.

I hope you'll join in our Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge #35 ~ Anything Goes.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Masculine Birthday card ...

Good afternoon. Today I'm popping in to share some inspiration for the NEW Rubberneckers Stamps Challenge #5 ~ Masuline.

Today's card features a Sneak Peak at one of the NEW Stamp Sets (#3014) that will be Releasing in Mid-March. The NEW Sets are Clear Stamps and they come with Coordinating Dies! Awesomeness!!!

I had a blast creating the scene for my birthday card. To start I stamped the truck with Memento Tuxedo Black on white cardstock, plus a couple extras, and then created a mask of the truck. Placing the mask over the truck I stamped the tree with Memento Rich Cocoa, and stamped the bunch of leaves with Memento Cottage Ivy all around the tree limbs. There are 3-different grass stamps, and I used all 3 of them below the truck and tree.

Copic Markers were used to color the truck on my design, plus the extra copies, and fussy cut out them to paper-piece it back together. Clear cardstock was added behind the windows of the truck prior to layering the truck together using 3D Foam Squares and my Xyron Sticker Maker. The scene was cut out with my MFT Pierced Rectangle Die, and layered on a green piece of cardstock that was cut out with the same die.

I pulled out some Graphic 45 Design Paper to create the panel behind my scene, added the Birthday Sentiment from the Birthday Border Set #348 with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Twine was wrapped around the panel and layered on my white cardbase with 3D Foam Tape, and the scene was added to my design with 3D Foam Tape. The final step was to use a Silver Pen and Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen for the wheel spokes, and several areas on the truck.

Here is a side view of the truck scene to show the 3D layers ...

Here's a Sneak Peak of the NEW Set ...

We have some awesome inspiration for the NEW Challenge over at the Rubbernecker Blog. The prizes are amazing so I hope you stop by for all of the details, and then join in the FUN!

Challenges entered:
 - Crafty Catz Challenge #361 ~ Anything Goes w/twist Green
 - Fashionable Stamping Challenge #121 ~ Modes of Transport
 - Just for Fun March Challenge ~ Happy Birthday
 - Simply Create Too Challenge #125 ~ Lots of Green
 - SOSS Challenge #79 ~ G for Green with Envy
 - The Crazy Challenge #244 ~ Masculine

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Bunny in Egg Balloon ...

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a lovely CAS Spring card inspired by the Freshly Made Sketch #278 (shown below).

Today's card features the lovely Bunny in Egg Balloon (F439) from Great Impressions Stamps. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink several times. Copic Markers were used to color the image, all except for the balloon which is yellow cardstock. Once I colored the bunny and basket, I fussy cut all the pieces and layered them back together.  I pulled out my cloud dies and inked the white clouds with a bit of distress ink along the bottom edge. Using my pierced dies I cut out a rectangle in white and applied distress ink to create a sky background. I then cut out a square in pink, and layered all of the pieces together to create my design.

I left off the sentiment since I'm not sure if I'll use this for Easter or a child's birthday card.

Challenges entered:
 - Freshly Made Sketch #278
 - Crafty Friends Challenge #53 ~ For a Child
 - Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge ~ Spring Colors
 - Alphabet Challenge ~ "Z" for Zero Embellishments

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Monday, March 6, 2017

Happy Spring ...

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a lovely CAS Spring card featuring one of the stamps from Great Impressions Stamps.

Today's card features the lovely Happy Spring Tulip (E442). I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Copic Markers were used to color the image. I masked off the area and applied Distress Ink around the image. I stamped a couple extra copies of the image, color the tulip and leaf and paper-pieced them on my design to give my card some dimension. I then added a couple of enamel dots around the image.

Challenges entered:
 - CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #168 ~ One Layer Wonder
 - Allsorts Challenge Week 405 ~ Spring Inspiration

Until next time ... Enjoy!


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Fabulous NEWS ...

Good morning again. I have some fabulous NEWS to share with you. Last month I applied for the Scor-Pal Design Team with this Tri-Fold Money Birthday card I made. I am honored and excited to share that I am now a member of the Scor-Pal Design Team. 😁

You can see the Announcement here! 🙌

I can't wait to dig in and start sharing my projects with you.

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Spring ...

Good morning! It's the first Sunday of the month and that means it's time for a New Monthly Challenge over at the Great Impressions Blog. This month we have a Theme Challenge ~ Spring and/or Easter with an Inspiration Photo for you to play along with. As always we have an amazing Prize for the Winner.

My card features the lovely Celebrating Spring (F436) stamp. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and used my Copic Markers for coloring. Once done I layered the panel on some Lemon Whip cardstock, adhered it to my embossed background, and used 3D Foam Tape to adhere my design to my Lemon Whip card. The final touch was to apply White Opal Liquid Pearls to the center of the flowers.

Challenges entered ...
 - Allsorts Challenge Week #405 ~ Spring Inspiration 
 - Brown Sugar Challenge #240 ~ Anything Goes
 - Challenge up Your Life #61 ~ Letters
 - The Crafty Addicts Challenge #34 ~ Anything Goes/CAS

I hope you'll stop by and check out our Great Impressions Challenge, and play along for a chance to WIN some awesome PRIZES. 

Until next time ... Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

If I had a Flower ...

Good afternoon. I'm back today with another card featuring Rubbernecker Stamps.

Today's card I'm sharing a Sneak Peak at one of the NEW Stamp Sets (#3009) that will be Releasing in Mid-March. The NEW Sets are Clear Stamps and they come with Coordinating Dies (#3009D)! Awesomeness!!!

I decided to do some watercoloring for today's card so I pulled out my Rubbernecker Water Color Paper, Marvy LePlume Markers, paint brush and water. First, I stamped one of the flower pots on my paper, then added the stem, flowers, and green moss at the top of the flower pot. To get the green moss I inked a portion of one of the stamps (see picture below). The ground cover was created with one of the stamps, and distress ink. I also popped a couple flower in there.

I then stamped several flower pots and flowers, colored them in, and then cut them out with the coordinating dies. I paper-pieced the first flower pot flush against the floral design, and used 3D Foam squares to add the others. I layered the Black Stitched Scalloped Frame over my background, added the sentiment, and popped the flowers on with 3D Foam Square. Using 3D Foam Tape I added my design to my cardbase.

Here's a closer look at the entire stamp set ...

Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge #5 ~ St. Patty's Day or Green went live yesterday. Such an easy Challenge, and there are amazing prizes so I hope you stop by for all of the details, and then join in the FUN!

Challenges entered:
 - Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Until next time ... Enjoy!