Thursday, March 21, 2019

You are Beautiful

Well, it has been awhile since I have participated in a challenge! I decided to jump on the Die Cuttin' Diva's Cherry Blossom Festival challenge this week. Why? Who doesn't love these lovely blossom's? In fact, I love them so much I have them tattooed on my foot!
As well as we have a tree in our yard that gives us the best and quickest week of Spring encouragement each year.
After I selected, cut and organized my project, I ran the 'tree' portion through my Sizzix Big Shot with a wood grain We R Memories Keepers embossing folder.
Next I grabbed some Walnut Stain Tim Holtz Distress Ink to bring out a little color in the grain.
 Next I cut the blossoms in vellum and colored them with a few ColorBox inks.
This file DOES NOT come with leaves, but I can't have that so I cut some leaves and detailed them with some more ColorBox ink.
 Next I grabbed my McGill flower rollers and rolled some blossoms.
Time to assemble now that the details are out of the way.
To prevent the vellum from warping with wet glue, I ran the frames, tag top, and wood through my Xyron Creative Station Lite®.
To apply the vellum to the back of the tree, I used my Teresa Collins Mega Runner by Xyron®, again to prevent the vellum from warping.

Next I decided to randomly apply the leaves first.

 Then using my flower roler, I was able to apply the blossoms.
Finally, I applied a brad to the tag using what is one of my oldest crafting tools, ProvoCraft's Silent Setter. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! 
Final Project: 
Center of lantern
Right Side
Left Side


Materials Used: 

  • Paper
    • Bazzill Basic Papers
      • Milkshake
      • Candy Hearts
      • Easter Grass
    • Vellum
  • Die Cut Machine
    • Silhouette Cameo 3
    • Silhouette Studio-Designer Edition
    • Silhouette Design Store
      • Cherry Blossom Lantern Design ID 131066
  • Adhesive
  • Embossing
    • Sizzix Big Shot
    • We R Memory Keepers wood grain embossing folder
  • Ink
    • Clearsnap Inc. ColorBox
      • Archival Green
      • Frost White
      • Teresa Collins
        • Passion Pink
        • Fiesty Red
        • Glam Green
  • Extras
    • McGill flower rollers
    • ProvoCraft Silent Setter
FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. To view my complete disclaimer, click here.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Bookmark

I have been MIA for a bit. My smallish replica and I have had the flu and chest colds for almost 2 full weeks. So while I was down for the count, I had free time to read. Usually I read on my tablet, but I've been getting the inkling to pick up one of my books and get to reading. Which was the inspiration behind this project.

I usually just grab an extra sheet of paper or something to use as a bookmark. But I went all fancy this round!

I happened to have some of this gold foil paper and black cardstock sitting on my desk.
I decided to do a masquerade mask themed bookmark.
The foil paper is such a delicate paper, that glue would bubble up or warp the paper. This is where my Xyron Creative Station Lite® comes in to play.
After running my cuts through the machine, I run a flower roller around the edges to break any extra adhesive from my cut.
I decided at the last moment, because I'm great at doing that, to take the flourish from the mask and a quote from the Silhouette Design Store and redesign the bottom portion of my bookmark. Just simply because I can.
I added three brads to the bookmark to prevent the bookmark from slipping into the pages.
Final Project: 

 Different angles changes the gold foil. Love it!
Products Used: 
  • Die Cut Machine
    • Silhouette Cameo 3
    • Silhouette Studio-Designer Edition
  • Files Used
    • Silhouette Design Store
      • Design ID 64456
      • Design ID 65429
  • Adhesive
FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. To view my complete disclaimer, click here.