Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Aurora Borealis Night Sky Effect Inking Technique

Technique Taught by: Jennifer McGuire


Holiday Card Workshop 2021 – Day 1 “Nighttime Lights” and Aurora Borealis Night Sky

Technique Taught by Jennifer McGuire


If you click on above photo it will appear larger and you will be able to see it better and the details.  Still practicing how to photo cards better, this one does not give it the justice you can view in this photo.  I was so excited to learn different techniques to create a night sky and Aurora Borealis Night Sky (Northern Lights).

Teachers included Jennifer McGuire and Richard Breaks.  The following products improvising supplies that I did not have for Day 1 Workshop:

Sentiment Suite:  Christmas

Onyx Black – Versafine
Fresh Snow – PTI
Distress Oxide: Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves – Ranger

Linen Fresh Snow Card Stock - PTI
Brilliant Blue – SU
Silver Glitter Cardstock – Taylored Expressions

Tree Trimming (The Greetery)
Tiny Town Church (PTI – Designed by Betsy Veldman)

Iridescent Glitter (for stencils) – Taylored Expressions
Pure White Ink Spray – Altenew
Foam Squares and Strips
Blender Brushes and a Gemini Die and Embossing Machine

Monday, October 25, 2021

PTI Stitching Facebook Page - Marilyn Ge Kit

This is my first attempt at making the recently released dove stitching die kit designed by Marilyn Ge.  I learned a lot from making this first one so the next one should be better.  Some of my stitches are cattywampus and my stitching at the tail is all wrong.  In addition I die cut holes but didn't stitch them - me not good yet. However, I think these are so beautiful.  

Products and the kit may be found at Papertrey Ink Stitching Dove  It is currently out of stock but they typically restock quickly.  The die set is available at this time at Dove Dies Only

Marilyn the designer also does monthly videos on each of her die designs which really help.  She has designed numerous stitching dies.  

Marilyn's YouTube Videos:  Marilyn Videos and her Stitching PTI Page Facebook Stitching Page

Magnolias - Spellbinders Around the World Stamping Event

 A gorgeous and one of my favorite cards from the #Spellbinders Around the World Virtual Card Making Event.  It took me forever to complete mine as I could not seem to keep all the pieces in the die cut.  I went through piles and piles of very small pieces looking for just the right one.  I have since learned from others in the Around the World Facebook page many different ideas to help me. 

This one of the last classes of the day and I was tired.  However, I watched the replay the next morning and finished this card.

Thank you #Spellbinders Around the World and #Yana Smakula.  I was so sad about the event ending.

Paint Brush

 At first I thought I wouldn't care for this die set.  Boy I was wrong - in real life it is beautiful.  I made one similar to the designer Vicky Papaisannou from Greece for #Spellbinders.

It was so much fun I made two different styles.

I added white splatter to the background to represent painting and colored the bristles with two different shades of pan pastel chalk.   

Hibiscus Bloom

Another card I made at #Spellbinder's Around the World Cardmaking Event.  This is one of my favorites, but I am in need of more practice.  I flatten mine to put on card so I could mails it.  It was no taller than a thick dimensional is.

This Hibiscus Bloom Die Set is stunning and designed by Susan Tierney-Cockburn for Spellbinders.

Thank you Susan and Spellbinders.  I had a marvelous time and hope to have the ability to attend again.

Hello You Its Been Too Long

This card was designed by Jose Cirincione for #Spellbinders "Around the World" Cardmaking event.  I tried to make something similar to Ms. Cirincione with different colors.  It looks kinda wonky in this photo because its just a card front that needs to be glued to a base card. 

The stamping event was so excellent and I would encourage anyone that can to attend.

There is a LOVE and CHRISTMAS Colorblock die available on the Spellbinders website and examples on the site using them. 

The Christmas one in particular is so awesome.  

The Christmas one can be seen at the following link:  Christmas Bold Colorblock Die 

The LOVE may be found at:  LOVE Color Block Die

Okay for first one (I call them prototypes) and learned a lot with tips which I believe will make my future ones better.

Thanks Josie and Spellbinders.

Spellbinders Butterfly Card

This card was designed by Bibi Cameron of the United Kingdom for #Spellbinders "Around the World Virtual Cardmaking Event".  The designer was so helpful and had great instructions.  The following photo is what I made with her design.

Spellbinders "Around the World" Cardmaking Event

 Spellbinders "Around the World" Cardmaking Event

This was one of the cards I made at the #Spellbinders Around the World Cardmaking Event this past weekend.  It is a bonus project.  However, I do not know the designer or I would give credit.

I enjoyed myself so very much.  All the designers were incredible and provided extra tips and bonus alternate cards.

It has lots of soft colors and used a stamp set called "Around the World Passport".  Sorry I cannot link you to the event site or facebook page as they are private pages for only those who paid for the class.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Christmas Cardinal Snowflakes


This card was inspired by Shauna Todd’s Video: Shauna Todd

Google Papertrey Ink You YouTube Shauna Todd October 2021 (tried to link; did not work)

Cardinal Using Expanding Paste and Chunky Glitter

All products are Papertrey Ink unless otherwise listed

Budding Beauties Winter
Feathered Friends Mini #6
Curio Labels

Kraft and Pure Poppy
Real Red and Soft Succulent (SU)
Hunter Green and Artic and Artic (Altenew)
Speckled Egg Distress Oxide (Ranger)
Amalgam (Gina K)

White Linen (Fresh Snow) and Spring Rain Card Stocks

Border Bling: Snow Flakes
Feathered Friends Mini #6
Budding Beauties Winter

Sizzix Expand Paste, Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter, Wink of Stella (SU) and Rain Drops
Foam Sticky Strips (TE), Gemini Cutting/Embossing Machine as well as a Heat Tool

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Rustic Wreath


Merry Sprigs, Rustic Wreath and Curio Labels - All from The Greetery

Versafine Onyx Black
Weathervane and Pure Poppy - PTI
Weathered Wood and Tea Dye - Ranger Distress Oxide

White Linen (Fresh Snow)and Everyday Blessings Patterned Paper - PTI

Rustic Wreaths Twig Die, Rustic Wreath Die and Merry Sprigs - The Greetery

Foam Adhesives, Wink of Stella (SU), Ink Spray Pure White (Altenew), Gemini Die Cut Machine

Friday, October 1, 2021

Penguins and Bears


Polar Bear Pals – MFT
Penguin Place – SU
Curio Labels – The Greetery


Onyx Black – Versafine
Misty Moonlight and Pumpkin– SU
Fresh Snow - PTI


Linen Fresh Snow Card Stock - PTI
Misty Moonlight and Pumpkin Pie -SU
Designer Paper - SU

Polar Bear Pals – MFT

Penguin Coordinating Punch, Snowflake Stencil (unknown), Blender Brush, Karin Markers:  Cool Aqua and Turquoise, Many Spring -Simon Says, Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue, Dimension Foam and a Gemini Die and Embossing Machine

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