Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Masculine Birthday Card with Distress Inks and Stenciling



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This card was fun to make - it was my first time using Texture Paste with one of my Tim Holtz stencils.   My hubby is a car guy and I'm always looking for craft supplies that I can use on his birthday cards or scrapbook pages.  This Tim Holtz Treads stencil is perfect!



I started with a light gray cardstock and tinted the Ranger Texture Paste with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.  I laid the stencil on a diagonal across my cardstock then filled it in with Texture Paste




Once it was dry, I started distressing the cardstock with more Hickory Smoke Distress Ink
I went over it a few times so I could get a lot of colour in between the tire treads. 





I blended the Hickory Smoke Distress Ink all around the edges of the cardstock.  Then I added a bit of Stormy Sky Distress Ink - the ink pad was really wet compared the rest that I bought (leaked in packaging), and it went on heavy so I blended it out as best as I could.

I used my CTMH Ink Blot Stamp set (retired) with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink and stamped randomly over the top and bottom.   

 I added some Black Rhinestones and stamped the Happy Birthday (retired) with Ranger Black Archival Ink




Inside I stamped another sentiment and the Hot Rod is from CTMH Maximum Power stamp set (retired).


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Bash My Stash: Red & White Birthday Layout with Scrapbook Paper from Michaels

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Another layout using up my stash of scrapbook paper from Michaels. I kept it simple with a Red & White theme and added a little contrast with a pre-cut zigzag border from an old kit in my stash.


Supplies Used:
  • Birthday Scrapbook Paper - Michaels
  • Red Embossed Cardstock - Michaels
  • Yellow ZigZag - Die Cut Kit
  • Red Glitter Paper - American Crafts
  • Recollections White Cardstock
  • Carousel Cricut Cartridge - Balloons
  • Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge - Birthday Boy Title

Monday, August 14, 2017

Layout using CM Adventure Collection and Gallivant Project Recipe

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I love using sketches when I scrapbook and Creative Memories has new Project Recipes available to Advisors with the release of each new Collection.

For today's layout, I used the Project Recipe from the Gallivant Collection but paired it with the papers and stickers from the Adventure Collection and used a solid Beige cardstock instead of patterned background paper.




Supplies Used:
  • CM Beige Cardstock
  • CM Adventure Paper Pack (Rocks pattern)
  • CM Adventure Sticker Pack
  • CM Woodland Whimsy Boy Paper Pack (Blue pattern)
  • CTMH Outdoor Denim Cardstock
  • CTMH Whisper Twine
  • CTMH Mini Staples
  • Assorted Recollections cardstock (Cricut cut)
  • Campin' Critters Cricut Cartridge - Jump in a Lake Title

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Bash My Stash: Using Up Really Old Scrapbook Paper (1997)

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I'm not sure when I bought this scrapbook paper but the tear off strip has 1997© on it.    Since my goal is to use up as much of my stash this year as possible I decided to use it for this layout of our front door renovation.

I used a sketch from the Scrapbook Generation e-book:  Simply Sketches Ebook: 4x6 Only (One-Page Layouts)




Supplies Used: