Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Happy Birthday

Hello there!
DT Michelle here on the CDD blog today sharing some more examples of mirror image stamping...
I used a really simple mirror image technique. The top image is the regular stamped image the bottom image on the inside of the card is the mirror image!
Products I used from the CDD shop...Twinkle Toes stamp set, Sending Sentiments stamp set, Inside Scalloped Circle Dies, Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies, CDD Sequins, Mini Misti, mirror image stamp block, Memento black ink, cracked pistachio distress ink, cardstock, pattern paper, cellophane treat bag.
Here is how to do it...
Set the Misti up with the ballerina image on the clear door and the mirror image stamp block on the white side. 
Ink up the stamp and stamp the ballerina onto the mirror image block. Do this several times to darken the image. Next, take a piece of cardstock and place it over the mirror image block and close the clear door.
This will allow you to have the image on both sides without cutting two seperate images and pasting them together.
Now we can color. I used Copic Markers in shades 'W' for the skin.

Shade 'R' for the tutu and ballet slippers, YR for the crown. Add some white accents then trim the ballerina along the ink line. I used a clear cellophane treat bag and a large circle die (from any maufacturer). Cut two circles. 
Place the ballerina and some sequins between the cellophane circles and glue the edges. Ink up the base of the card with a stencil and cracked pistachio distress ink. I used a polka dot stencil.  Than I die cut the center window of the polka dot base and another piece of cardstock with the Inside Scalloped Circle die. 
Adhere the cellophane shaker on top of the white base than adhere the green polka dot layer on top. I adhered the inside scallop to the window, front and inside (shown above).
I stamped the sentiment onto pattern paper and adhered it to a strip of glitter paper than to the card. I added some white accents with a gel pen. Lastly, I added a bow from the die set Inside Scalloped Rectangle dies.
I am adding this to Addicted to Stamps and More
Here are the links to the CDD products I used:
Twinkle Toes $14.99

Sending Sentiments $14.99

Inside Scalloped Circle Dies $30.99

Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies $29.99



Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!
If you have any questions just ask in the comments!!!

Michelle

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

To My Deer Friend

Hello there!
 DT Michelle here on the CDD blog today showing you what I created using mirror imaging stamping!!!
The Craftin' Desert Divas products I used are Nice List stamp set, Harvest Happiness stamp set, Fall Border Dies, Flag Banner Dies, Treat Bag Die and Outdoor Landscape Dies.

Ok, so let's take this step by step...we'll stamp the mirror image first.
I used my Mini Misti, Memento black ink, CDD Nice List and Happy Harvest stamp sets, a photopolymer resin stamp specifically for mirror image stamping (many manufacturers have them), and a piece of cardstock.
First I stamped the deer, masked it, than stampsed the hay bale. Color it, cut it and set it aside.
Place the deer stamp on the open clear door. Place the mirror image stamp block on the white part of the mini.
Ink up the image and close the door. Do this several times to get a darker image.

The stamped image will not have defined edges...this is normal!!! Now, I take the stamped block off the Misti and place it 
Mask the areas you do not want the image to appear.  Stamp the mirror image onto the cardstock base of the card. Press the image with firm pressure but not too hard.
Repeat this step using the bale of hay.
Next step is to die cut the background scenery. I used the row of trees and homes from Fall Border Dies and a die from Outdoor Landscape Dies to resemble an icy lake. 
I inked up the horizon with seedless preserves and faded jeans distress inks than added some splatter makers of white paint. Allow to dry.
 I inked up the "icy water " with Color Box ink in cape cod and added a few more splatters of paint.
I used Copic Markers to color the deer and hay in shades E40, 41, 42, 43, E70, 71, 74, 77, E0000, E93, G000, YR21, YR24. I added some white accents with a gel pen.
I attached the stamped banner and die cut star with a mini clothespin.
I hope you give this a try!!! It's easier than it looks!!!

CDD products used:
Craftin Desert Divas

Harvest Happiness$14.99

Fall Border Dies $24.99

Outdoor Landscape Dies $19.99

Flag Banner Dies $20.99

Treat Bag Die $34.99

That's all for today!
I'll be happy to answer any questions!!!

Thank you!!!

Michelle

Monday, October 16, 2017

October 16: Paper Sweeties October 2017 New Release Rewind!

Hello there!
Alas, today is the last day of the Paper Sweeties October Release! 

The products are available in the Sweeties Shop...






I think this has become my favorite release!!! I am in love with the tag die and home and tree stamps!!!!
I stamped the images with Memento black ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used shades 
YG61, 63, 67 and W0, 2, 4 for the tree with the blue house.
W0, 1, 3, 5, 7 and B000, B00, B01 for the house. I added some white accents with a gel pen.

For this tag,
YG61, 63, 67 and E23, 25, 29 tree with red house.
W0, 1, 3, 5, 7 and R27, 29, 59. I added some white accents with a gel pen.
I embellished the tags with an assortment of tulle, ribbon, twine, cord and buttons from the craft store.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you'll visit the design team for some more inspiration!!!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin  * October Guest Designer *
Karen Letchworth

Michelle 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 15: Paper Sweeties October 2017 New Release Party!

Hello there Sweeties Fans!!!
Welcome back to day 2 of the Paper Sweeties October Release!
There are two new stamp sets and coordinating dies...

Today I am showcasing the new set For You,
I started off inking up a piece of cardstock with distress inks in worn lipstick and mustard seed. Than I added some splatter with watered down white paint. 
I die cut a piece of vellum with Sweet Cuts Stitched Tags #1 and stamped the sentiment with Ranger Archival Ink, works best on vellum.  I used a few different flower dies and die cut some felt flowers, five petal, three petal and six petal. I scattered some sequins you can find in the Sweeties Shop.
The background gold glitter polka dot paper is Recollections. Thye buttons, ribbon and twine are from my local craft shop.

My next card...
I used the same Paper Sweeties products as above. I inked the tag and background with worn lipstick and broken china distress inks. White paint splatter.
The supplies are the same as above.
I just love these felt flowers!!!!
I am adding this to SSS Wednesday Challenge

Thanks for peeking!!!

Hope you'll hop along and check out the design team projects!!!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin  * October Guest Designer *
Karen Letchworth

Michelle



Saturday, October 14, 2017

October 14: Paper Sweeties October 2017 New Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello there!
Time for Paper Sweeties October Release!!!

Debbie has created two new stamp sets and coordinating dies

Today I am showcasing the set Home is Where Your Story Begins. I combined it with Sweet Cuts Circle Scallop Frames. I inked up the cardstock with broken china distress ink. 
I stamped the images with black ink from Memento and colord them with Copic Markers. I used shades YG61, 63, 67, 
W00, 1, 2, 4, 5,
BG000, 10, 11
R81, 83
I added some white accents with a gel pen.

Next card,
I inked up the Sweet Cuts Square Scallop Frame with worn lipstick and mustard seed distress inks. I added a few splatter marks with watered down white acrylic paint. I also used Sweet Cuts Basket Add On .
https://papersweeties.com/product/sweet-cuts-basket-add-on-hoppy-easter/
I stamped the images with memento black ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used shades R29, E18, E15, E25, 29
YG61, 63, 67
W00, 1, 3, 5
Y11
B00, 01
R83, 85
I added some white accents with a gel pen. 
I scattered some sequins you can find in the Sweeties Shop.

Come hop along with the Sweeties Designers!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin  * October Guest Designer *
Karen Letchworth

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!

Michelle