Friday, September 24, 2021

Stamptember 2021 | Simon Says Stamp - Picket Fence Studios - "Sarcastic Kitties"


We are celebrating "STAMPtember" with the amazing folks over at Simon Says Stamp and Nicole has created a special stamp set, "Sarcastic Kitties",  just for this Exclusive Collaboration Event! This set is so much fun and features lots of cute cats paired with sarcastic sentiments - perfect for all of your feline-loving friends & family! This is a limited edition stamp/die set and once it's sold out it's gone forever so be sure to pick yours up today! 

I began with a stenciled base panel using the "Center Flower Stencil 6 x 6" and ink blended the pattern with "Salty Ocean" & "Prize Ribbon" Distress Oxide Inks and my "Life Changing Blender Brushes". The panel was spritzed with pearl mist, spattered with pearlized paint, trimmed down to fit an A2 top-folding card base and attached onto the card front.

I stamped the large sitting cat/heart images with Picket Fence Studios' "Black Hybrid Ink", and they were watercolored/fussy cut. The NEW "Happy Birthday Word Topper Die" image was selectively die cut 3 times from 110# Neenah Solar White Card Stock and glued together for stacked dimension. This die cut panel was trimmed to size, the sentiment was stamped using my MISTI and it was attached to the stenciled background.

I popped the cat/heart images into place with foam tape and added a few of the NEW Moonshine Sequins to finish up the card!

Head over to Simon Says Stamp to pick up these "Sarcastic Kitties" today!

Thanks for stopping by and take care!

Happy crafting - Rachelle

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

CAS Christmas Card | Picket Fence Studios - "Paper Glaze Lux Ombre - Nutcracker Ballet"


I've got a special card to share with you today - an easy CAS design featuring a background created with a brand new product from Picket Fence Studios...the Paper Glaze Lux Ombre "Nutcracker Ballet"! Paper Glaze Lux is a new mixed media glitter-based art medium. Paper Glaze Lux is a heavy body mica and glitter infusion which provides a MAXIMUM level of shine and thickness in a spreadable glitter glaze. This unique formulation showcases the many hues of glitter used to create ultimate depth and dimension and it's so easy to apply Paper Glaze Lux through a stencil or direct application. Your application thickness allows you to decide the level of opacity and so I experimented with painting a small, diluted amount directly onto black card stock and achieved a Northern Lights Effect! You can see the base color of the pearly mica pigment and the highlighted areas of glittery shine where the Lux was a bit thicker with color "C" from this Ombre collection! I was so excited with the result and this literally took me less than 5 minutes to create!

After the Paper Glaze Lux panel was dry, I trimmed it down to 3.75" x 5" and attached it to a top-folding A2 black card base. Using the "Santa's Snowy Hills" Die , I cut a panel from aqua card stock and trimmed off some of the silhouette leaving a scattering of pine trees and the single house in the distance. This panel was cut to fit the width of the card front and adhered on top. 

A sloped panel was cut to size from white card stock and the sentiment (from the "Winter Has Come To Town" Stamp Set) was stamped using my MISTI. I glued the small stamped/colored/die cut figure of the man carrying home his prize Christmas tree (from the "Winter Scene Building People") onto the sentiment panel, which was attached to the card front. A few "Spring Fling" Sequins finished up this clean-and simple card!

This card will be so easy to mass-produce and the effect of that painted Paper Glaze Lux is stunning in real life! I encourage you to stretch your Paper Glaze products by using them as painting mediums!

Thanks so much for joining me today and for taking the time to comment - take care!

Happy crafting and have a great day!

Friday, September 17, 2021

Christmas Card | Pink & Main "The Best Gift" Stamp Set

Happy Fri-YAY!

I’ve got a snowy shaker card to share with you today featuring a sneak peek of a NEW “Layered Snowflake Die Set” combined with the stamp of the month subscription set, “The Best Gift.” Here's a pic of the set and these Christmas Bear images will be wonderful for cards and gift tags! But subscribe today because this is only available for the month of September or while supplies last! 

I began by stamping, coloring and die cutting the bear in the box image and I backed it with two additional blank die cuts. I also included a bit of paper piecing by adding pattern paper from the “Be Merry” Paper Pack as the gift wrapping on the package! 

I die cut the large, base snowflake image from two pieces of white card stock and glued the negative panels together. I then die cut this piece with the largest rectangle from the “Stitched Rectangles 2” Die Set (4” x 5.25”). This panel was backed with acetate and two layers of double-thickness foam tape around the perimeter. 


I adhered an A2 piece of red card stock to a white card base and aligned/glued the positive snowflake die cut on top. Shaker pieces were piled on top of the snowflake and the white acetate panel was carefully adhered in place on top. The sentiment from the same stamp set was inked using my MISTI and the bear die cut was popped in place with foam tape to finish up this card! 

There are so many great products in the upcoming release on the 20th and head over to Pink & Main's Instagram Page to check out all of the other great sneak peeks from the Design Team!

Have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Christmas Card | Picket Fence Studios - "Winter Has Come To Town" Stamp Set & "Navy Wingtips" Paper Glitz


Hi there!

I’ve got a bright colorful Christmas scene for you today featuring a NEW Paper Glitz Color, “Navy Wingtips”! This primary blue color is so much fun and I paired it with my fairytale pink house!

I spread a thin layer of the Navy Wingtips Paper Glitz around the outside of an A2-sized panel of blue card stock and set it aside to dry. This Paper Glitz color has so many different tones of glitter - blues, turquoise, white, silver - and it’s super sparkly!

"Winter Has Come To Town" Stamp Set

I stamped the street scene from the NEW "Winter Has Come To Town” Set, (see above) watercolored just the middle house/decorated tree and fussy cut this away from the rest of the scene, adding tiny slits along each side of the Christmas tree. I ink blended an A2 panel with Distress Oxide Inks - “Prize Ribbon” (this matches the "Navy Wingtips" perfectly!), “Worn Lipstick” and “Picked Raspberry” - sprayed it with water and spattered it with white opaque paint; this panel was attached to an A2 top-folding card base. 

I cut a sloped panel from white card stock, added a bit of light inking for snow shadows, and stamped the sentiment from this same set using my MISTI. I carefully slipped this panel up and under the tree's slits to create a snowbank in front of the house and taped it in place on the backside. This panel was popped up with foam tape, attached to the card front and a few of the NEW “Iridescent Moonshine” Sequins were added.

I die cut the Paper Glitz panel with the A2 Trees Silhouette Cover Plate Die and glued/backed it with two additional die cuts for strength and dimension. This tree frame was adhered onto the front to finish up the card! I just love that pink house in the snowy winter scene! 

Thanks so much for joining me and have a wonderful day!


Happy Crafting : )