Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Out With the Old and In With the NEW! Masking with Post-It Labeling Tape

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Happy Holiday's!
Marie here with a fun winter scene for you today.

Out with the OLD and in with the NEW!!!
I will share my technique for masking an image using a wonderful new product that is new to me.
In the past, I often masked images with Post-It Notes....   
No More!  
My new addiction is to mask an image with.....  
POST-IT Labeling Tape!!!

Wow -   It's super cool and easy to use!
Check out how I did it on my video.
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My other YouTube tutorials can be found HERE

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SuppliesChrstmas
Paper
Card Base 120# White
Layer:  Bazzill Card Shoppe Paper - Red Hots
Designer: Keepin' Cozy (Echo park)
X-Press It Blending Card
Other
Crafter's Companion Double Sided Tape
Pearls
Distressing Tool (Manual or electric)
Sponge Dauber
Stylus for Opaque Ink application
Post-It Labeling Tape
Precision scissors for cutting masking image
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Copic Markers Used
Skin Tones:  E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair/Beard:  C0, C1, C3
Suit/Hat:  R20, R22, R24, R27, R37, C5
Belt/Shoes:  C3, C5, C7
Chimney:  C0, C1, C3, C5, E30, E33
Background:  B000, B41, B91, Opaque White Ink
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That's it for today.
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a wonderful, Safe and crafty Holiday!
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sponging a Snowy Winter Background - Basic Technique

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Hello everyone!
Marie here with a snowy winter scene for you today!
Today I am going to share how i create a basic sponged winter background.
This will be a technique that anyone can use to create a quick and fun snowy background.

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My other YouTube Tutorials can be viewed HERE.

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Supplies

Paper
X-Press it
120# White cardstock - Heavenly White
 Designer:  Jack Frost (American Crafts)
 Layer:  Jelly Bean Bazzill Card Shoppe

Other
Crafter's Companion Double Sided Tape
4mm Silver Pretty Pink Posh Cup Sequins
Scor Pal
Sponging Dauber
 Stylus
Post-It note paper or light weight paper


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The focal image was applied to a folding box card and embellished with snowflakes.  
4mm Sequens were added for a little fun embellishment!

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Thank you so much for visiting! Come back soon!
Have a safe and Merry Holiday!


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Creating a Folding Box Card - My Besties Project Share



I am so behind with my posting!   I promise to do better for the next year LOL    

So Here a one of the video's I created using  a folding box technique.    I just love this folding box!


This is a link from Kathryn's blog.   She has some measurements 
that are in cm and are a little different.   Check it out!   
Kathryn's blog  http://stempeleinmaleins.blogspot.it/2012/07/3d-karte3d-card.html


You can change your layer sizes to meet your needs.    
This is just an idea!  
Large Card Size
Card base 12 inches x 6 inches
Score at 1/2 in, 2 in, 3 1/2 in and a light line at 5 inches(to mark the bottom)
Mat 6 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in.
DP 6 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in
Focal base 3/1/2 x 4 1/2 
Score base of focal image at 1/2 in and 2 1/2 in.
Decrease you mat and DP olayes so you have 1/8 in around primeter.  
Add your colored image as desired. 

Small card Base
Smaller version to fit standard envelope (5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches )
Card base 81/2 x 41/4 inches
Score at 1/2 in, 21/2, 31/2 and light line at 41/2 in.
Focal image base 5 in x 31/4 in
Score at 31/2 in and 41/2 in.
Base mat  4 x  43/4
Focal image mat 3 1/4 in x 3 in.
DP  3 3/4 x 4 1/2
Dp for focal image 3 1/8 x 2 7/8 in.
Add you colored image.   
You can place it to one side and have fun adding trees or 
other fun embellishments to the platform :D 


Happy Holidays, my friends!  
Hugs,
Marie

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Getting Ready for the Holidays





Hello!   
Brrr   
There is a chill in the air and it is feeling like winter is here!   
I had to turn the heat up!  LOL   

Here is a Holiday video I created for you.
I wanted to share how I add deep intensity into my shadows
for my poinsettia!     
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Can you tell I love my Copic Opaque White ink?   LOL


I tried applying a dark Red/Maroon colored fine glitter to the inside of
the petals after they were molded but before gluing them
into a flower.   
Do you like the look?   I do!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and come back soon!   
Hugs,
Marie

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Winter Wonderland

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Hello everyone!  
Marie here to share some Holiday cards I created using some paper from 
Paper Temptress.   
I need to make 205 cards for our County's Social Service Department for
the children's party on December 18th.
Keep your fingers crossed I will get them done.  
I have 130 pinwheels done and 130 Reindeer Candy Canes...
now for the 205 cards
and
205 cakePOPS! 
Whew!  
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Supplies Blue

Ink
Copic Alcohol ink Markers (Blue)
Memento Nautical Blue Ink pad
Copics White Opaque Ink
Stamp
Sentiment - Cheerful Christmas Greetings (MFT)
Christmas Stamps (Recollections)
Other
Rylynn Snowflake Craft Die
Stylus for Ink Application
Adhesive
Red/White Baker's twine


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See how easy it is to save money and to  double  the number of cards from each die?
I was able to use the negative space from my die cut to create a
second snowflake card!    
I added various size dots using a dark Copic blue marker.

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I added white spots of various sizes using Copic Opaque White Ink.

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And now - three wraps with some baker's twine to add some embellishment!
This is totally optional!   

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I created this card by stamping a sentiment on a circle die.
I colored a sprig of holly with Copic markers.
I thought this would make it look like a holiday ornament.  
  
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I hope you enjoyed these cards.   Keep your fingers crossed that
I get my 205 cards done for the children's party!  
Have a safe Holiday Season!  

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Magical Winter Cottage Scene

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Hello and welcome!
Marie here with a winter card to share with you!
Although I live in California, I can still feel the change in the weather and know that winter is on it's way!
Many of my cyber friends are digging their way out from under a pile of snow all ready.
Here is a card for all of you that have the bite winter snow nipping at their nose and toes!
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The entire card was created using paper from
Paper Temptress.
The focal image was die cut using a very light green called Sno Cone

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and the card base is a heavy weight dark green called   Green  :D  (Basis)
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Can't you feel the bite of this snowy day?
In case you are wondering about the gorgeous die-

Cottage Cutz Elites Die - Winter Cottage Scene

Isn't it gorgeous?
I found it works great with the light weight paper.
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I hope you have a wonderful week.
Stay safe, healthy and crafty!
Marie

Using Liquid Masking Fluid



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Hello and welcome!   Marie here with a holiday card to share.   
Today, I will share my technique for masking a part of an image using liquid masking fluid.  
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You will find my other YouTube Tutorials HERE

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I embellished my gorgeous designer paper  North Pole  (American Crafts) with beautiful Holly-Day
Mixed Cupped Sequins for some added bling!    
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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and will give it a try.
Just remember.......   wash your craft painting brush off immediately! 
Be safe, happy and have a crafty day!

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Magical Snowflake Hop


WELCOME TO THE MAGICAL SPARKLES AND SNOWFLAKES HOP!

We are so grateful for all the wonderful support you have given us and to Sharri that we want to give back in return!    In addition to the Mega Prize - I will be drawing a random name from a subscriber and commenter on my Blog/and Youtube and sending a surprise gift bag as well!    So many opportunities to WIN!!!  

Here is how you can have an apportioning to win the MEGA prize!  
WELCOME TO THE MAGICAL SPARKLES AND SNOWFLAKES HOP!
1. "HOP" to each of the members listed below
2. Must subscribe to each channel and leave a comment :)
3. Watch for giveaways on their channels too!
4. When you've finished, title an email "SPARKLE!" and send to signace@yahoo.com to be entered for:

Our GRAND PRIZE!!! 
(Sponsored by Sherri Baldy and also Mai Larsen!!) Creating With Details is sponsoring a $110 Prize. Includes Gorjuss Stamp Sets, Gorjuss 6x6 paper packs, 3 Want2Scrap chipboard albums, Want2Scrap bling and nestaboard, Mini distress inks, and Kaisercraft flowers! Also, the fabulous MY BESTIES stamps and goodies by Sherri Baldy!




STORELINKS:
Sherri'sEtsy Store- http://www.etsy.com/shop/SherriBaldy

My-Besties- http://www.my-besties.com this is the same as www.inspirationalbath.com

ScrapbookStamp Society- www.scrapbookstampsociety.com
CREATING WITH DETAILS - https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreatingWit...


OUR HOP LINEUP!!

OUR HOP LINEUP!!

#1 Jen Evers  (Our coordinator)

#2 Melissa Cooper

#3 Marie Gamber

#4 Janie (Rinta) LaCasella

#5 Stephanie Rafos

#6 Tina Kucinic 

#7 Leslie Owens

#8 Bonnie Kohane
  
#9 Mai Larsen

#10  Bernadette Mares

#11 Sherry Wolfe


Hugs, Marie

Friday, November 14, 2014

Coloring Short and Long Fur

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Hello and welcome!
Marie here with another mini tutorial.
I thought I would color this adorable stamp with two little squirrels.
It's a wonderful Fall stamp!
Today, I will share how I color short and long fur.
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My other Video tutorials HERE.
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Supplies Used
Stamp
Roberto's Rascals Squirrels (CC Designs)
Paper
X-Press It Blending Card
120# card base
Autumn Song Collection (Bo Bunny)
Other
 Pretty Pink Posh Cupped Sequins - Metallic Bronze
Sea Sponge
Crafter's Companion Double Sided TapeLemonade Baker's Twine
D
istressing Tool
Liquid Adhesive
Artists Sandpaper Block
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 Copic markers Used
Squirrels and Acorns:  E000, E02, E11, E13, E15, R20, Colorless Blender, Sepia Multiliner
Basket: Y21, YR24, Colorless Blender
Background:  Sepia Multiliner
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Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Steampunk Madness - My Besties Share and a $$$ Saving Tip





Hello!  
Fall is moving in quickly in my little part of the world!   
I feel the nip in the air!  It's time for hot spiced cider, caramel apples and pumpkin pie!   
Mmmmm Mmmmm  Good!


To me -
Steampunk Madness
means
To GO  places I have never been-
To SEE Thing I have never seen -
and 
to DREAM things no has ever dreamed before!


I am linking this card to the following wonderful challenges



Thank you for stopping by.
Stay healthy and happy!
Hugs,






Simple Making Technique

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Welcome!
Marie here with a simple masking technique.
This is a technique that is great for those stampers
who are starting out and wonder how to combine various stamps to create
a new and fun look!
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Stamp
Harvest Season (Lawn Fawn)
Paper
X-Press It Blending Cardstock - Bright White
White card base 120#
Bazaar Card Shoppe - Circus Peanuts
Apple cider Collection Designer Paper (Bo Bunny)
Other
Craters Companion Double Sided Adhesive
B
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Distressing Tool
Leaf Punch
Sea Sponge
Xcut Tag and Bookplate Die
Washi Tape Masking Tape
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The pumpkin was masked in order to allow the leaves to appear
to come from behind the pumpkin.
The Copic Markers used for the pumpkin are
YR 12, YR14, YR15, YR18
The leaves were a combination of E70's, YR and Y
The base was colored with G40, W3, Colorless Blender
The background was sponged with a sea sponge using Iced Spruce
and Forest Moss Distress Ink
(Iced Spruce could be omitted. It did not show up very well.)
Leaves were aded and the edges of my layers were sponged with Vintage Photo.
The sides of the focal image was heavily distressed.
The sentiment was created and embellished with brads..

Hugs,
Maire