AHSC #168

I’m back again with another card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

AHSC #168

For my card I used a white cardstock base and then cut a white panel using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangular Die. I then used a Heidi Swapp sunray stencil and Mustard Seed Distress Ink to create a sunburst on the panel. Next I mixed white modeling paste with retired CTMH Sky Re-inker. I wanted to create a sky scene so I scraped the colored modeling paste along a cloud stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop on a scrap piece of cardstock. Once it was dry I fussy cut out the clouds and then scattered them around the panel. I used Thin 3D Foam Tape for a little added dimension. I absolutely LOVE the texture of the clouds! I used a sentiment from the CTMH Sunshine on a Cloudy Day Stamp Set in CTMH Black Ink and I finished the card by adding a scattering of mini pearls.

AHSC #168

Now head to Atlantic Hearts to enter your papercrafting interpretation of sketch #168.

AHSC168

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly

AHSC #166

I’m back again with another sketch from Atlantic Hearts.

AHSC #166

For my card this week I used white cardstock to create a top folding card base. I then literally used scraps that I had laying on my desk from a previous project. The yellow polka dot patterned piece has been sitting in my stash of papers for so long that I cannot remember the label!! I cut it on a diagonal and tucked a torn piece of CTMH Georgie Patterned Paper underneath the yellow paper. For my focal image I cut the word “happy” from a Big Picture Classes die on CTMH Thistle Cardstock three times. I then layered the words on top of each other to create some dimension. I then stamped the word “birthday” using a retired stamp set from CTMH in CTMH Thistle Exclusive Ink®. I also scattered purple sparkles around the sentiment. I cut a few speech bubbles using a Mama Elephant die and layered them over the yellow polka dots. I also used a Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die around the border. This gives a little more detail & depth to the card.

AHSC166

Now I hope you’ll head over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to enter your papercrafting project based off Sketch #166.

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly

AHSC #162

I’m back again with another card for Atlantic Hearts.

CTMH Teacher Appreciation, Heidi Swapp-Minc

My son’s last day of school is Thursday and I wanted to send the teacher a thank you & a little gift.

I started with a top folding white cardstock card base and added a layer of gingham patterned paper from my stash. I then used Cricut Design Space & an image from the CTMH Artbooking Cricut® Cartridge to create the rectangular background with the triangles cut on vellum. Knowing this was a card for my son’s teacher I wanted to keep is school themed so I cut an apple using the Artbooking Cricut® Cartridge on Heidi Swapp toner paper and ran it through my Minc using Rose Gold Foil. I’m not sure why an apple is considered the universal symbol for a teacher?!? I added a banner using CTMH’s Black Glitter Paper behind the foiled apple. {I want to take a moment to talk about CTMH’s glitter paper! This is the only glitter paper I’ve found that I can run through my Cricut or through my Big Shot & not have the glitter flake off! It really is super high quality & cuts so beautifully!!! There is quite a selection of colors so check them out if you haven’t already!!} I then heat embossed the sentiment from the Teacher Appreciation Stamp Set in Zing Black Glitter Embossing Powder. I don’t own vellum tape runner adhesive so I added hand stitching around the border of the vellum. CTMH’s Stitch Guide really helps in getting the holes spaced evenly & straight! To add another element of white to the card I scattered a few White Enamel Stars.

CTMH Teacher Appreciation, Heidi Swapp-Minc

I hope you’ll head over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and enter your papercrafting project based off sketch #162!

AHSC162

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly

Pocket Blog Hop

Welcome to another Blog Hops with Heart blog hop! If you started from the beginning you should have come from Amie Kiger’s blog, but if you’ve started here that’s perfect also! Our blog hop is a circle so just click the link at the bottom of my post to take you to the next blogger and you’ll eventually make your way around the entire hop!! This month we are featuring papercrafting projects that have a pocket!

Prickly Pineapple Cut File, Shaker Pocket Layout

I started by creating my pocket! I cut a solid pineapple, from the Prickly Pineapple Cut File from The Cut Shoppe, on CTMH White Daisy Cardstock & then a second pineapple using patterned paper from the CTMH Calypso Paper Packet. I applied a layer of clear gesso to the white cardstock pineapple. After the gesso was dry, I mixed Whipped Spackle Texture Paste, pink acrylic paint & white acrylic paint. I then used a Dina Wakley Stencil to create a pink textured mixed media background on the white cardstock pineapple.

Prickly Pineapple Cut File, Shaker Pocket Layout

I then layered those 2 pieces of paper together along with a layer of clear packaging (I used the packaging from a 12×12 chipboard embellishment sheet) to create a shaker pocket! I tossed in random sequins from my stash into the shaker pocket and used white machine stitching to seal the shaker closed.

Prickly Pineapple Cut File, Shaker Pocket Layout

Once that was assembled I moved onto the rest of the layout. I’m scrapbooking another photo from our 2012 cruise. I used a yellow pattern paper from Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss Collection as my background paper. I used multiple embellishments from the Citrus Bliss Collection and the Calypso Collection. I used White Daisy cardstock to back my photo and also some blue tissue paper. My title is from are DIY Thickers from American Crafts that are intended to be inked or sprayed but I like the look of the white so I left them plain. I used a retired CTMH tiny alphabet stamp (Sans Small Caps) & CTMH Glacier Ink for the subtitle.  I also added a torn strip of washi, which was something I first saw from Missy Whidden, and is a fun way to add texture to a layout! Once everything was adhered I did add a couple paper strips to the top & bottom of the layout. Those papers were mainly zip strips, left over washi, & scraps from the layout. I also added white machine stitching to those clusters to add a little more texture. I finished the layout off by adding a splatter of Heidi Swapp Black Color Shine & black sequins from the Calypso Collection.

Here’s a process video to show how all of this came together!!

Now it’s time to head to Becca Whitham’s blog. I saw a sneak peek of her project and it is perfection!! Head there now to check it out!!

Stick it in a Pocket Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly