Monday, December 29, 2014

Ringing In the New Year Together - A MarkerPOP Challenge

Let's get ready to Ring in the New Year!   

I am sharing a card I created for our MarkerPOP Challenge.   Our theme is "Blue".   
I hope you will join us HERE.



120# white cardstock

Stickles (Ranger)
Blue Glitter
Iridescent Glitter Spray
Post-It Labeling Tape
Distressing tool

Copic Markers Used
Skin Tones:  E000, E00, E11, E21
Jewelry: YR 21, YR23, YR14, B000, B21, B24, B34
Glasses:  B0000, BG10
Background: C0, C1, 
Bubbles B0000, B000, V0
Wine: V01, V04, V91, V93, V95, Booo

So how did I work this theme into my card?
I decided to create a  New year's themed card 
and add some blue in the glasses  and the the ring.  

I used a  blue patterned  designer paper 
and  embellished the designer paper 
and corners of the focal image with glitter!

(Just a little something new, shiny and bright for the New Year!)

The edges of the image were heavily distressed.   

The focal image was masked and the background colored with cool grey Copic markers 
and bubbles were added for fun. 

Dots were added to the  background to represent confetti and then 
sprayed with iridescent glitter s
to give the feel of magic -
that comes with the New Year!   

This is the sentiment on the inside of my card.

Cheers to the New Year!   


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Winter Song - The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday Challenge

Happy Holidays!  

I hope you are enjoying some wonderful time with family and loved ones!
I am delighted to share my Guest Designer card for 
Our challenge is an anything Goes!   

We would love to have you join our challenge!  

 I colored the image using Copic alcohol ink markers.  

 The image was fussy cut and placed on a background that I created with a  
Copic airbrushing technique.

The layers were applied and the card was sprinted with iridescent glitter spray.  

Tickles were added to the corners of the focal image.  

I hope you enjoyed this card.  

Stay safe, warm and happy.   

We hope to see you at our challenge at The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday  
See you there!


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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


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.

My other YouTube tutorials can be found HERE

Card Base 120# White
Layer:  Bazzill Card Shoppe Paper - Red Hots
Designer: Keepin' Cozy (Echo park)
X-Press It Blending Card
Crafter's Companion Double Sided Tape
Distressing Tool (Manual or electric)
Sponge Dauber
Stylus for Opaque Ink application
Post-It Labeling Tape
Precision scissors for cutting masking image
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
That's it for today.
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a wonderful, Safe and crafty Holiday!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sponging a Snowy Winter Background - Basic Technique


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.


My other YouTube Tutorials can be viewed HERE.



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

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


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


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


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

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!  

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Getting Ready for the Holidays

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!     

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!