Feb 27, 2023

Add Embossing to Your Die Cuts for Impact

 Hi friends. Today I am posting for The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I am sharing a Tree Rings embossed Shamock inspired by the new Heart Shaped Wood Slice Die Set.

Check out this sweet St. Patrick's Day card made with lots of layers!

I do have a YouTube video if you prefer to watch the process. (https://youtu.be/5m1XQgz0RRA)

Create the Focal Point

The focus of this card if the Embossed Shamrock. I used my Cricut to die cut large shamrocks using Kraft Cardstock.
 Coat the top layer of the Tree Ring Embossing Folder with Peeled Paint Archival Ink. Spritz with water, insert a piece of A2 size Kraft Paper in the folder and run through your die cut machine using the appropriate sandwich. Use Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink and a Blending Tool to add green to the edges.

Work on the Panels

Get an A2 Kraft Card base ready. Look through the Backdrops for a panel with green in it. I used a map like panel and trimmed it down. Using an A2 size Kraft Panel, stamp images from your selected Stamp Set. I used Etcetera which is an older set but there are many other appropriate sets that would work well such as Field Notes. I stamped some of the images in Lumberjack Plaid and others in Vintage Photo. Trim the stamped panel to be 1/4 inch smaller than the Background Panel. My panel ended up to be      5 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches.

Die Cut the Sentiment

I used an older sentiment die set (662684) to cut the word lucky and the shadow from green and Kraft Cardstock. Glue them together and set aside.

Assemble the Card

Attach the panels to the A2 card base with the stamped panel on top of the Backdrop Panel. Add foam tape to the back of the shamrock and add to the center at an angle. Glue the sentiment to the top right of the card and you are ready for the luck of the Irish!

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Feb 17, 2023

Two Layer Vellum Window Card

 Hello Craft Friends! Today I'm showing you how to make a Pop-up Vellum Window Card for CutCardStock. I was inspired by @LaurieBlanchardPatterson who posted the idea in the Altenew Fan group.

Check out all the dimension and the shadow images behind the vellum window.

Feb 13, 2023

Stenciled Mixed Media Gift Bag

 Hello Friends. Today I am presenting for The Funkie Junkie Boutique with a fun Valentine's Day Bag with stenciled mixed media and die cuts!

Follow along to see all the techniques used to create this bag!

I do have a video here if you prefer to watch the process:

 Stencil the Front Panel

Start with a white gift bag. Cut a piece of White Cardstock to 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Center the Thorned Stencil on the cardstock and ink blend the roses with Lumberjack Plaid Distress Ink, and the stems with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. Clean and dry the stencil.

Match the images up and apply Translucent Crackle Grit Paste. Carefully remove the stencil and sprinkle with Lumberjack Plaid Embossing Glaze on the roses.

Be sure to clean the stencil off as soon as possible.

Tap your fingers on the bottom side of the panel to spread the embossing glaze out. After airdrying, heat set to bring out the shine of the glaze.

Assemble the Front Panel

Find a Back Drop paper that compliments the center panel. I used a piece from Volume 3 Back Drops. You may be able to find an appropriate panel in another Backdrop set of maybe the Worn Wallpaper set.

Use a Deckle Edge Trimmer to trim the stenciled panel to 4.25 x 7.5 inches. I love the effect this trimmer creates and unlike the Deckle Edge Die Cuts, you can edge any size panel. Trim the printed panel to 4.75 x 8.0 inches. 

Die Cut the Additional Pieces

Die cut one of the Gentlemen from Black Cardstock. Cut two and glue them together. 

Use pieces of watercolor ink smooshed cardstock from your stash if you have it to die cut the blooms using the Funky Floral 3 set and the word love using Alphanumeric Theory dies.

Die cut a tag using The Tag Die and stencil using the Thorn Stencil like we did above.

Assemble the Bag

Attach the two long panels to the front of the white gift bag. 

Glue the blooms onto the matching stem pieces. Trim the lower leaves off and cut the longer stems apart. Arrange the blooms to form a bouquet with a couple of long stems for The Gentleman to hold. Use a piece of Press N Seal to pick up the blooms as a bunch so you can add Collage Medium to the back of the blooms.

Attach the letters to the bottom center of the stenciled panel. Use Collage Medium to glue The Gentleman just above the E. Slide the bouquet in his right hand. 

Dye a piece of seam binding with Lumberjack Distress Ink and dry. Use a piece of twine to attach the tag to the bag.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to visit The Funkie Junkie BoutiqueI'd love to have you follow/subscribe on my social media sites Instagram, Facebook, Blogger and YouTube.  Be well. Be creative!

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Feb 2, 2023

Get More Impact from Floral Frame Dies

 Hello Crafty Friends. Today I am presenting a way to step up a floral frame die for CutCardStock by trimming and piecing cardstock of different colors to get more impact.

Classic Linen Cardstock in White Pearl and Gold Pearl add additional shine to this project!

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