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Grateful Card

Hello!

Today I’ll be sharing a little easy card I made this week. I was inspired by the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Thanks/Thanksgiving.  I knew that I wanted to do something with copper glitter and just the word “Grateful.”

Easy & clean "Grateful Card." Word is die cut Heidi Swapp Handwriting Font.
Easy & clean “Grateful Card.” Word is die cut Heidi Swapp Handwriting Font.

I started this card by die cutting the word “Grateful” using the Heidi Swapp Handwriting Font from the now defunct QuicKutz. I picked this die up off the sale table awhile back. Then I  colored my letters using Tarnished Brass Distress Stain. I am always worried that you will see white behind the glitter if I don’t do this, however, for this project I am not sure that it made a huge difference. I the adhered my letters to a piece of white cardstock.

Grateful Card by Jennifer Miner
Grateful Card by Jennifer Miner

First I “painted” my letters with glitter adhesive and applied the fine copper glitter. Once each letter was glittered and glued they were allowed to dry. Once dry I applied a coat of Glossy Accents. I took my background paper and placed a 1/4″ strip of Scor-Tape along the top of my card and applied more of the glitter, then I applied more Glossy Accents.

Letter close-up
Letter close-up

I then created the very back mat for my card, again I used Scor-Tape and copper glitter and, of course, more Glossy Accents. I feel that the Glossy Accents hold the glitter in place without taking away from the overall glitter “feel.”

Embellishment Close-up
Embellishment Close-up

While I was allowing my Glossy Accents time to dry I made my little embellishment. I grabbed an off-white button and ran the leaf brad through one of the holes. Then I made a little nest using a gold cord. I used glue dots to adhere all of the parts together. I then plopped the whole thing on my card front. I’ll admit, I did not wait for my Glossy Accents to dry and managed to stick a finger in a puddle. So as usual, I suggest to not do what I do and wait for it to dry. Then I really let everything dry and used foam tape to adhere my card front to the glittered mat. and then all of that to a card base.

Grateful Card by Jennifer Miner
Grateful Card by Jennifer Miner

You could easily change the color of glitter of the word and have a totally different feel. The font is really the star of the card and of course all that lovely copper glitter. Thank you for stopping by – have a great day!

Materials

Paper: Neenah Solar White

Adhesives: Glossy Accents – Ranger, Glue Dots – Thermo-Web, Scor-Tape – Scor-Pal, Glitter Adhesive – Martha Stewart

Other: Heidi Swapp Handwriting Font – QuicKutz, Button – Scavenged, Gold Cord – Stampin’ Up, Maple Leaf Brad – Creative Impressions, Copper Wow Glitter – American Crafts

Hot Pink & Damask

Handmade Miss You Card

Featuring damask designs in hot pink

Hi all,

I was super busy the last week with tasks that have kept me away from my studio, computer, and in fact, out of state. I have returned to the state and thus my studio and now my computer! I have a fun card to share with you today. I adore all things damask, and I was noticing that I had not created a card that featured my favourite design element for awhile. I was also feeling the need to use a bright colour and that I wanted to use a more non-traditional colour on my traditional  motif. Thus the hot pink Miss You card was born.

Created by Jennifer Miner. Featuring Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and damask stamp from Heidi Swapp
Created by Jennifer Miner. Featuring Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and damask stamp from Heidi Swapp

I started by stamping the damask images on a piece of white cardstock using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. Something about hot pink damask just makes my day!

By Jennifer Miner
By Jennifer Miner

I then stamped the Linen Background Stamp from Stampin’ Up using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. Over that, I stamped the French Script Background stamp, also from Stampin’ Up.  This time, I used the Picked Raspberry. I then broke out my handy-dandy ink blending tools and applied both Worn Lipstick and then Picked Raspberry to my white panel.

Miss You Card created by Jennifer Miner
Miss You Card created by Jennifer Miner

At this stage, I created my sentiment. I used my Epic 6 and Spellbinders Label 3 Nested Dies to cut out a very small square. I stamped the sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages by Papertrey Ink in Picked Raspberry and then heat embossed with Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder. I also cut the next larger square, this I directly applied Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry to. I adhered my fancy squares together.

Inspired by wallpaper
Inspired by wallpaper

I then mounted my damask panel to a piece of black cardstock and then added a little belly band of the same paper. I added the velvet ribbon and adhered my sentiment. Again, I stepped back from my Miss You Card and felt like it needed more.

Damask Stamp by Heidi Swapp
Damask Stamp by Heidi Swapp

I added the jumbo Lush brad and also used some adhesive nail heads on the sentiment. All of this and yet, it was still too plain. Enter Stickles, I used Crystal and Glam Pink as accents on my damask and finally the glitter beast was calm. I am looking forward to getting this baby out in the mail!

Handmade card featuring Picked Raspberry Distress Ink & Stampin' Up & Heidi Swapp Images
Handmade card featuring Picked Raspberry Distress Ink & Stampin’ Up & Heidi Swapp Images

Materials

Stamps: Damask – Heidi Swapp, French Script & Linen – Stampin’ Up

Ink: Picked Raspberry & Worn Lipstick Distress Ink – Ranger

Paper: Neenah Solar White & Black – Recollections

Other: Adhesive Nailheads – Mark Richards, Lush Brad – My Minds Eye, Crystal & Glam Pink Sickles – Ranger, Pink Velvet Ribbon – American Crafts

Cheers!

Paper Mermaid Crown

Birthday Crown for a Mermaid Birthday

Hiya!

In June, we helped celebrated a 3rd Birthday. The theme was “Mermaids” and since we had already done a mermaid party at our house we were able to lend decorations that I had made for our party. I had made a party crown for my daughter and while I still had it; I decided to create a new one for the birthday girl. I found a darling paper crown on Pinterest and thought, “I can do that.” Enter my handy dandy Silhouette machine.

Close-up of the glitter seahorse
Close-up of the glitter seahorse

I started by creating the purple crown base. For this I purchased the crown shape in the Silhouette Store. I tweaked the crown in my software because I wanted a slightly different shape. I cut this as large as I could on a piece of 12×12 glitter cardstock. While glitter cardstock can be a challenge to cut this wasn’t very sturdy so I cut another copy in plain cardstock. I used my QuickDry glue to adhere these together (as seen below).

Mermaid Crown - backside
Mermaid Crown – backside

My next step was to cut my little starfish. I basically did the same thing as the crown; one layer in glitter cardstock another in plain cardstock. I went ahead and glued these to my crown. You can see from the above photo that I sandwiched the crown between the two layers. This was just to give a little additional support.

Mermaid Crown - Created with Silhouette Cameo
Mermaid Crown – Created with Silhouette Cameo

Next, I cut out the rosette, this was another Silhouette Store purchase. this was cut out from Pearlescent  cardstock. Next I used my Tim Holtz Sand and Sea die to cut out the seahorse. I used glitter adhesive to cover it with teal glitter. In the photo the glitter seahorse is really close to the color of the rosette but in person they weren’t quiet as close. If I’d had a little more time I would have made it again in a different color.

Oh the glitter; a little girl's dream
Oh the glitter; a little girl’s dream

Next, I added the extra large eyelets for the ribbon. I had these in my stash but I really wanted to find silver and I absolutely no luck. I guess that they aren’t in vogue right now. I guess I should be glad that I had these.

Close-up of the gem border
Close-up of the gem border

Next, came the gems!! Thesecame straight from my craft stash. You can find big boxes of these coordinated by color at your local craft store. I used the QuickDry glue and also added some little pearls. I tied the crown about head size as I applied the gems and let them dry this way. The glue is pretty flexible but it made me feel better.

Large starfish detail
Large starfish detail

I also added a few silver details using my Stickles. My last step was to add the ribbon and that was it.  This was so much fun and I was happy to be taking on only a very small part of the party.

Have a wonderful Friday!

 

Watercolor Pencils & Butterflies Thank you

Last weekend we celebrated a birthday at our house. My darling daughter turned 6! So, you know what that means. . . . .Thank You Cards!! Okay, maybe it isn’t that exciting. I wanted something that was fairly simple since I had to make five cards. I really like the Hero Art’s Antique Engravings stamp set which provided the darling butterflies. I also dug out my watercolor pencils to color and then, of course, Stickles. Because I cannot get enough glitter in my life.

Thank Butterfly-3I started this card by cutting a 2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white cardstock. I stamped the center butterfly first using Tuxedo Black ink from Memento. Then using a post it not I masked the center butterfly and stamped one above and one below. There is one card that got an extra butterfly.

Thank Butterfly-1

I then added color with my watercolor pencils from Stampin’ Up. I love the way these look but I seem to forget that I have them. Then I used my aqua painter to spread the pigment over the butterfly,  You don’t need a lot of water so I don’t usually use watercolor paper, just basic cardstock.

Thank Butterfly-6

Once my painting was done and the paper dried, I added Stickles over my insects. Again, there was some time waiting but once that was done, I adhered my butterfly panels to a piece of purple cardstock.  I then adhered this to a white card base and stamped the sentiment.

Thank Butterfly-5

I used a variety of purples out of my scrap pile. That was it, really very simple but perfect for thank you cards.

These little cards will be joining the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Thank Butterfly-9

Materials

Stamps: Antique Engravings – Hero Arts & Much Appreciated – Stampin’ Up

Ink: Tuxedo Black & Grape Jelly Memento – Tsukineko

Paper: Neenah Solar White & Misc. Purples

Stickles: Platinum, Fruit Punch, Lavender, Grape Crush, Turquoise, Yellow & Peacock

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day.

Darth Vader Card

Frosty Evening to You All!

Well, we got our snow day today. While I didn’t get as much done as I was hoping it was nice to hang out with family and the neighborhood kiddo even played while the grown-ups worked on moving our 13 inches of snow.

My project today is the one I mentioned in my last post, well at least it is a variation on the card I created the custom envelope to contain. For this one I cut down the Darth Vader in my software so it would fit on a square 5″x5″ card. To create the Darth Vader shape I searched the internet for minimalist Vader images and even used a screen capture to draw my shapes. I cobbled these together to form what you see as my finished project.

Darth Vader Card created by Jennifer Miner
Darth Vader Card created by Jennifer Miner

Once I had everything assembled I used Glue n’ Seal  to add Wow! glitter over my shapes. I ended up doing two coats on the black since with one it was a little patchy. I created a quick, just for fun video where you can see the creation of this card.

Vader

I am also sharing the full-headed version of the card I created with less glitter. My daughter is really a big fan of Darth Vader and so these cards are really for her. I made one for her friend but really these were created under her guidance, so really she should get a Creative Director credit somewhere in here. I have it on good authority that this CD never says “No” to more glitter. Which is probably why I look like I just stepped off center stage with the amount of glitter I have on my face, and clothes and embedded into every pore on my body.

Full-Head Darth Vader Card by Jennifer Miner
Full-Head Darth Vader Card by Jennifer Miner

That is it for tonight, May the Force Be With You!

Materials

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Smokey Shadow – Papertrey Ink, Basic Black & Bravo Burgundy – Stampin’ Up

Glitter: Wow! – American Crafts

Adhesives: Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive & Glue N’ Seal

Damask Card with Handmade Peony

Best Wishes card created with Distress Inks & stamps from Heidi Swapp
Best Wishes card created with Distress Inks & stamps from Heidi Swapp

Good Morning!

I just adore damask and glitter and I started this card with just those two things in mind. As I worked, I realized that I hadn’t made a flower for awhile so I added this little glitter seafoam peony to complete this card.

Best Wishes - Peony-2

One of my very best friend’s “colors” are neon green and bright blue and I have been wanting to make a card featuring these colors and this was what I came up with. I really like the non-traditional colors in a very traditional pattern.

To start this card I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock and I used my ink blending tools to create the bright green background. I used Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks and then just a little Peacock Feathers on the edges.

Teal & Green damask card. Created by Jennifer Miner
Teal & Green damask card. Created by Jennifer Miner

Next, I stamped over the background with the Stampin’ Up background stamp Weathered using the Peacock Feathers ink. I then left this to dry. Typically, I stamp my pattern first and then ink over it but since I was using the glitter embossing powder I needed to create the background first. I left my inked background to dry for about 24 hours. If the ink is wet the embossing powder has a tendency to stick where you don’t want it.

Close-up of handmade paper peony with bling cardstock.
Close-up of handmade paper peony with bling cardstock.

Once I was sure that my paper was dry I stamped my damask shapes. I have a lot of damask images and this one from Heidi Swapp is without a doubt my favorite.

I inked my stamp with VersaMark and then Peacock Feathers and stamped then embossed with the Blue Glitter Finish Zing! Embossing Powder. I used both the VersaMark and Distress Ink for two reasons; one – the VersaMark is more sticky and it seems to catch the embossing powder better and two – using a colored ink ensures that if the embossing powder doesn’t stick everywhere you still have a colored image.

Damask in Twisted Citron & Peacock Feathers
Damask in Twisted Citron & Peacock Feathers

I love the look of the glitter embossing powder and once set you have a nice look without the glitter shedding that you can get with adhesive and loose glitter. Having said that, I find that when you go to heat emboss images that are dusted with glitter embossing powder you get a bit of glitter that will blow off your card. I try to heat from the backside of the paper first just to try and minimize the air blowing on the image and just utilize the heat but it still gets everywhere.

Best Wishes card created by Jennifer Miner
Best Wishes card created by Jennifer Miner

Next, I created the paper peony. I used a bling paper from Bazzill and punched out the necessary shapes using my McGill Paper Blossoms punches. Again I used my glue gun to assemble my flower after shaping it. In the directions to create this flower McGill says to use a small Styrofoam ball in the center of the flower to form the bud. I do not keep tiny Styrofoam on hand so I just use my hot glue and petals to create the center. Here is the link to the instructions. I should mention that I created the flower with  the number of petals listed in the directions but I felt that it wasn’t full enough so I added five large petals and about seven small petals. I was much happier with the look.

I created the decorative strip by using the trimmings from my card base. I adhered the base to two different colors of cardstock added my band and glued on my peony. The sentiment square was stamped with “Best Wishes” from Papertrey Ink’s Mega Mixed Messages and then I added a silver eyelet and baker’s twine to complete the card.

Damask stamp from Heidi Swapp, inked with Distress Inks and embossed with Blue Glitter Zing Embossing Powder
Damask stamp from Heidi Swapp, inked with Distress Inks and embossed with Blue Glitter Zing Embossing Powder

Materials

Stamps: Damask – Heidi Swapp, Mega Mixed Messages – Papertrey Ink, Weathered – Stampin’ Up

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Bling Cardstock – Bazzill, & Teal – Recollections

Ink: Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio  & Peacock Feathers Distress Inks – Ranger, VersaMark

Other: Silver Eyelet – Stampin’ Up, Baker’s Twine – Target, Large Geranium Leaf, Small Geranium Leaf & Grape Leaf – McGill Paper Blossoms Punches, Blue Glitter Finish Zing! Embossing Power – American Crafts

Thanks for popping on by today!

 

Paper Deer Mask

Well, I threatened to make another mask and here she is. The other two were for my daughter but this one was totally for me. I love this little mask. If you missed the prairie dog & mouse masks you can view them here. These patterns are really well designed and I find them pretty easy to assemble.

Paper mask created by Jennifer Miner
Paper mask created by Jennifer Miner

This pattern is another that was designed by Tanya Batrak and was purchased via the Silhouette Design Store (here).  She has a few different masks and they are all super cute.

Glitter, glitter everywhere mask created by Jennifer Miner.
Glitter, glitter everywhere mask created by Jennifer Miner.

I started by cutting out the basic shape in tam card stock. I then cut the nose, eyes, spots and center part of the ears using white card stock. If I were to do it again I would have cut the ears out of pink. The I cut the top marking out of brown card stock. I edged the mask with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Paper deer mask created using Silhouette Cameo.
Paper deer mask created using Silhouette Cameo.

Once everything was glued and dried I began to add my glitter. The white glitter is from Martha Stewart Glitter in Carrera Marble adhered with her Glitter Glue. I did several coats of glitter. The pink and brown glitter are Wow! Glitter from American Crafts also adhered with the same Glitter Glue. The copper glitter is Stickles Glitter Glue. I had trouble getting the coverage I wanted on my ears but I think that it is okay.

My last step was to add the elastic cord and we are off and running. Per usual I have a fair coat of glitter all over my studio but it was totally worth it! It always makes me laugh when I find glitter or gems around my house. I found an adhesive gem stuck in the treads of my gym shoes the other day.

Oh Deer! Paper mask created by Jennifer Miner
Oh Deer! Paper mask created by Jennifer Miner

Materials

Paper: Tan Card Stock – Unknown, Brown – Bazzill & Neenah Solar White

Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Glitter: Carrera Marble Glitter – Martha Stewart, Pink & Brown Wow! Glitter – American Crafts, Copper Stickles – Ranger

Other: Elastic Cord – Clubhouse Crafts, Glitter Glue – Martha Stewart

50th Anniversary – Double Gate Fold

Hi-all!

I am feeling a little under the weather today but I finished a card for you all. Because of course, I care for you so very much. Also I need to get this card in the mail tomorrow, since it is already late.

50th Anniversary Card - Double Gate Fold
50th Anniversary Card – Double Gate Fold

Today’s card is a 50th Anniversary Card. It is Double Gate Fold. This technique was featured this week on Splitcoast Stampers (here). It is actually quiet easy to do with a big impact. My favorite – easy but cool.

50th Anniversary Card - Close-up
50th Anniversary Card – Close-up

I followed the directions in the tutorial to create my base for the card. You take a 12×12 piece of paper, cut it at 5 1/2″ (I actually did mine at 5″) and then score at 2″, 4″ 8″ and 10.” Once you have that you cut diagonally from the inner fold to 2 3/4″ from the top of the short side. The gold flourish paper is very heavy and it gives the card a nice weight. I added the solid light gold cardstock on the back and middle panels.  If you had double sided paper you wouldn’t need at add anything. I cut the gold and white circles out using my Spellbinders circle dies.

The “50” was cut out using the Mary Jane font from QuicKutz and the “th” is from the QuicKutz alphabet called Empire. I embossed the “th” using VersaMark and Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder.

Double Gate Fold
Double Gate Fold

I created the tiny roses using my McGill Paper Blossom punches. I sprayed two of the roses with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Gold and Perfect Pearls in Bronze. I also added adhesive pearls and gems around the rose cluster.

Mary Jane & Empire Quickutz Alphabets - 50th Anniversary
Mary Jane & Empire Quickutz Alphabets – 50th Anniversary

I added the Lush brad on the left hand-side. using a tiny hole-punch. The key part on adding the “50th” element is only adding adhesive to the left hand-side of the circle.

Anniversary Card - Created by Jennifer Miner
Anniversary Card – Created by Jennifer Miner

I stamped the tiny little embellishment with VersaMark and  Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder. The element is from the  K&Company stamp set called Lotus Greeting. The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Stamp Set Mega Mixed Messages and was stamped using Encore Gold Metallic Ink.

Inner sentiment - 50th Anniversary Card
Inner sentiment – 50th Anniversary Card

I think that the recipients will be happy to receive this card. It is a tiny little bit late but I made a first version of this card and I just wasn’t happy with it.

Created by Jennifer Miner
Created by Jennifer Miner

Materials

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Panache Elan Metallics – WorldWin, Gold Foil – Donahue Paper, 12×12 Designer Paper – Unknown

Stamps: Lotus Greeting – K&Company, Mega Mixed Messages – Papertrey Ink

Ink: VersaMark, Encore Gold Metallic Ink – Stampin’ Up

Dies: Mary Jane & Empire – QuicKutz, Circle – Spellbinders

Other: Gold Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels , Bronze – Perfect Pearls, Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder – Ranger, Adhesive Pearls – Mark Richards, Adhesive Gems – Me & My Big Ideas, Gem Brad – Lush by My Mind’s Eye

Pink Zebra Birthday Card

Today’s card is for a very special little girl. I really enjoyed breaking out the cute dies and Stickles. I went with a circle shaped card just for something a little different. As always, I really appreciate you taking time to visit my little blog.

Circle Card with Glitter Zebra
Circle Card with Glitter Zebra

This card has only one stamped element and that is the sentiment inside. I started this card by die cutting the zebra out of white and pink card stock. I glued my pink elements to the white base and added Cotton Candy Stickles. I cut the eyes and nose out of black card stock. For the nose I added Liquid Pearls in Onxy Pearl.

QuicKutz Zebra & additional elements cut with Silhouette Cameo
QuicKutz Zebra & additional elements cut with Silhouette Cameo

I added the white eye highlights with a Gelly Roll pen. I cut the card base using my Silhouette Cameo. I made two 5″ circles and used the Weld Feature to make them one piece. I cut two circle at 4.7″ for the background and inner card. Next I cut the blue sky and grass shapes.

Zebra Die features Cotton Cany Stickles
Zebra Die features Cotton Cany Stickles

I cut the name using the QuicKutz Rockstar Alphabet dies using my Epic 6 machine and added more Cotton Candy Stickles.

Because who wouldn't love a pink glitter zebra.
Because who wouldn’t love a pink glitter zebra.

I glued my background down and added the zebra. I next glued the flowers from Prima and then added the adhesive pearls from Hero Arts for the center of each flower.

Round zebra card - Hero Arts Gems and Prima Flowers
Round zebra card – Hero Arts Gems and Prima Flowers

The last step was to add the inner sentiment. Now I just have to pop this little gal in the mail.

Materials

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Pink – Unknown, Lime Crush – Bazzill Basics, Elegant Eggplant, Blue – Archivers

Stamps: A Greeting for All Reasons – Stampin’ Up

Ink: Melon Mambo – Stampin’ Up

Dies: Zebra & Rockstar Alphabet- QuicKutz

Misc.: Cotton Candy Stickles – Ranger, Onyx Liquid Pearls – Ranger, Flowers – Prima, Adhesive Pearls – Hero Arts, Silhouette Cameo

Make it Monday #219 – Texture Kissing

Good Morning!

This card is my entry for this week’s Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #219 Challenge. This week’s challenge was texture kissing. To make the most of this technique I felt like I needed a solid stamp; so out came the Honey Bees. Something about this set makes me want to make square cards. I had a lot of help (aka my 5yr old daughter was making a card at the same time). When she “helps” me there seems to always be a lot of glitter and boy there is a lot of glitter going on in this baby.

Papertrey Ink - Honay Bee & Houndstooth
Papertrey Ink – Honey Bee & Houndstooth

To make the bee I first inked the center body portion using Sea Breeze VersaMagic Chalk Ink. Then I inked up the wing and detail image using Turquoise Gem VersMagic Chalk Ink and then pressed my bee into the Houndstooth background stamp. The result is a Houndstooth bee. I feel like the chalk ink was a very good medium for this technique because it wasn’t very “juicy” but it is naturally sticky which allows the Houndstooth pattern to pull ink off of the stamp.

I cut out my bee and glitter paper using the Spellbinders Label 3 dies. Since there was so much glitter I felt like the little bee was too plain, so he got the Stickles treatment.  I added a glitter ribbon over a piece of glitter paper and then mounted all of this to a glitter paper  base using 3D foam dots. I stamped the sentiment in Turquoise Gem and that was it.

Make it Monday #219 - Texture Kissing
Make it Monday #219 – Texture Kissing

Materials

Stamps: Honey Bees & Houndstooth – Papertrey Ink

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Glitter Paper – Recollections

Ink: Turquoise Gem & Sea Breeze – VeraMagic

Misc.: 1/8″ 3D-Dots – EK Success, Ribbon – Celebrate It, Stickles Crystal – Ranger, Label 3 – Spellbinders

It did take a few tries to get the bee too look as I wanted it but once I got the hang of it I was really happy with the outcome. Thank you for visit and have a wonderful day!