Posts Tagged ‘Sizzix’
Time for a Fabric Challenge From Embellish Magazine.
Here’s my fabric card. I have since switched the positioning of the buttons at the bottom, because my youngest said “THE PATTERN DOESN’T MATCH, MUM” Honestly, I guess in JK class they were learning about patterns, & he is really stuck on the order of things lately. It’s not worth arguing over, I’ll switch it.
The fabric is just some inexpensive cream muslin that I had kicking around. I used my old Sizzix Balloon Die cut & brayered it with SU! Wild Wasabi Ink, Pacific Blue Ink, & Ridinghood Red Ink. The Sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms “The Rummage Bin, Sew Special” Stamp Set. CS: SU Kraft, Ink: Versamark & Red Marker, Clear Embossing Powder.
tied on …
Here’s the bottom. I cut the circles out with Creative Memories Circle Cutters.
Used: Hero Arts Clear Design Dolls Stamp Set, Pumpkin Pie Ink, Kraft CS, Cornucopia PP (Michaels), raft Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads, Scallop Edge Punch (SU), Circle Punches, Scalloped Circle Punch, Tutorial from Lynn Put at SCS.
Paper Craft Planet has it’s 3-D challenge, 3d8. This weeks challenge was to create some wall art using Sizzix Die Cuts & Patterned Paper.
I also used the Coluzzle to cut out a bit oval out of, well, cereal boxes, actually. I thought it would be good for me to have a reminder to work on my patience and that is where. One of the biggies I struggle with … any body else have 3 children????? Love ‘em dearly but oh my word, even as I write this post, I have stopped 8 times. There are days when I am learning my lessons on waiting for things to happen.
Nothing really tricky about it, but boy were my hands gluey after putting this together.
The Martha Stewart Ribbon is just stuck on with that red-peel super sticky tape. The Tulip Flourish is from SU Sizzix & I just broke it apart to put some of the flourish on top & some at the bottom.
Used: Spring Silhouettes DSP, Martha Stewart PP, Decorative Accents & Biz Tulipe SU Sizzix Die Cuts, Sizzlits Script Alphabet Die Cuts, Making Memories Embellishments & Brads, Glossy Accents Glue, Cereal Box for Chipboard, Sticky Tape, Martha Stewart 7/8 Double Faced Satin Ribbon in Putty, Vanilla CS, Baja Breeze CS, Oval Coluzzle.
So I must admit, I did feel good about having a bit of a clue about the Sneak Peaks for Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, guessing a Bond Film, but this week’s CSCC#25 was GoldFinger. Oh btw, my girlfriends & I did make martini’s (Bond recipe: 3Gin, 1Vodka, 0.5Vermouth), but honestly, I couldn’t drink it or even sip it … too potent for me, so we switched to white wine & watched the movie anyway. Maybe we’ll try Apple Martini’s instead, not so bitter & better with mix. :)
I’m really not sure where I’d use this card … Maybe personalize it for a Girl Birthday, dunno. Here’s my “Bond Girl” Card, with the Twist of Gold!
Used: Gold paper (Grafix Gold film), Gold Leaf Foil on Ivory The Paper Company, Sizzix Die Cut Doll Clothes & Doll & Girls Hair, Turquoise Sparkly Embellishment from Dollar Store, Circle Punch, Coluzzle Circle & Cutter, Ivory CS.
Oh my, I’m not sure what to say, I had such a difficult time trying to mix together the Bold Colours from Kristina Werner’s Colour Inspiration, #43. I definitely didn’t have PP to match & well, what I had in mind was different from what turned out. Tough colours for me. Ah well, that’s the point of the challenges, to be challenged, yes?
Used: Old Olive textured CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Brocade Blue textured CS, Ruby Red CS, Sizzix Decorative Accents #2 (SU), Daisies Sizzix Die Cut, “Crafts” fabric lettered Brads, Sweet Little Sentiments Stamp Set, Chocolate Chip Ink, Corner Rounder.
I saw the Paper Craft Planet Colour Inspiration, #12, (THANKS, Katherine!!!) from Macy’s, and I had to take part in in because (1) I love blue flowers … I just do & (2) Check out the New Flower Daisies Die from SU/Sizzix that arrived at my door! Woo Hoo, yeah Marlayne! Had to start playing with it to see what you can make with it.
Here’s the inspiration photo from Macy’s:
Here’s my card, using the new ruler based die, “Daisies #2″. I used 3-4 of each of the 3 sizes of flower + I used the little punch for the small flower in the middle. The tiny eyelettes from Making Memories were the only Chocolate Coloured Accessory I had to use. I sorta ruffled the petals with an embosser/stylus.
I am totally using this flower die again to see what else you can do with it. I am challenged with scissors so I just I love punches & die cuts can you tell???
Be sure to check out other fun interpretations of this Colour Inspiration Challenge at Paper Craft Planet.
Used: Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, Sizzix Flower Daisies #2 (SU), Big Shots Machine, Green Galore CS, Gable Green CS, Pacific Point CS, Bashful Blue CS, White CS, Brown Making Memories Tiny Eyelettes (1/16″ I believe), SU 3-Flower Punch (SU retired), Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch, SU Ribbon (from Sale-A-Bration Ribbon Bundle), Sweet Little Sentiments Stamp Set (SU), Chocolate Chip Ink, Blue Thread, Super Sticky Tape, Dimensionals, Stylus/Embosser, Eyelette punch & setter.
I saw a tutorial, by Kristina Werner, for these 3″x3″ quick cards on Two Peas. I thought I’d give it a go, they are quick & quite cute to put as a tag on a gift or with some baked goodies. (Man, I have some banana’s piling up in the freezer that is asking to be made into loaves).
For the card, I just used by Sizzix Ruler Base (Large Daisies) die & cut through some Chip Board (two layers) to raise up the flower. I glued it together with Tombo Glue & put on some newsprint (also cut in a flower shape). A little Ranger Distressing Ink & a bit of a going over with SU Distressing Tool & Bob’s Yur Uncle.
Used: Sizzix Large Daisies Rule base Die, Newpaper Clipping, two pieces of Chipboard, Pink Pirouette Ink, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink, Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Dimensional, Black Stazon Ink, Studio G Alphabet Stamp Set, Garden Green CS, River Rock CS, Scallop Punch, Button, SU Distressing Tool, & Super Sticky Tape.
The second card is … well behind the dog. Man that Auto focus is quick & so is Crystal. We were baby sitting this gorgeous & BIG cutie of a dog yesterday. I had to include this photo first, because it reminds me of the fun my kids had with Crystal yesterday.
Okay, here’s the second 3×3 card based on Kristina’s tutorial.
Used: Pretty In Pink CS, Rose Romance Ink, Creative Memories Heart Punch, Regal Rose Marker, Provo Craft Acrylic Stamps “Clear Impressions”, Sunshine Scroll Stamp (All Night Media, Susan Branch), dimensionals.
Yes, I had to look it up, what you call a 20 sided 3-d object made with equilateral triangles. So I made an Icosahedron apparently. This is my first attempt at it, so it’s a bit rough, remember, I have 3 kids around me at any given time when I try to craft. “k’ye help? whatz that? Do you need tape?” A little grace please, it’s a bit rough.
Okay, what you need, besides the Big Shots Machine? My demonstrator, demo’d how the big shot works, making a pillow box instead of the ornament, but I used the same method Marlayne did. Here’s what I used. A cutting pad on bottom, two shims (came with the crease pad), the die cut, 5 sheets of designer paper, and the crease pad (instead of the top cutting pad):
okay now you have 20 little circles, with triangle creases in them. The pattern I used is here:
Um, is this better?
Now, start making little 5-triangle bits:
And going, & it sorta falls into place, but important for me, use super sticky tape, not glue, because otherwise, you may just go mad with glue being stuck on your finger tips:
and going, but do it a bit more accurate than I did. I was in a bit of a hurry & it shows, as the corners didn’t all meet up:
Now you’re getting to the tricky last bits:
Oh man, the ribbon, unless you want this to be a really colourful cat toy, rather than an ornament:
Tah DAH! All done.
Used: Paperbilities Kaleidoscope PP, Big Shots, 3-D Ornament Die Cut (S.U./Sizzix), American Crafts Premium Ribbon.