Saturday, September 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving Card

Hi everyone it is with a heavy heart I share my last Just For Fun project for the design team but all good things must come to an end. However I will be entering their challenges.

I decided to do a Thanksgiving card using once again the Stamptangle Maple Leaf.

I stamped my leaf on Kraft card stock. Then used a cosmetic sponge to apply pan chalk. The cosmetic sponge gives a deeper coloring than using a cotton ball. If you are into using pan chalks you will have to experiment.

I decided to leave a border when I cut out the leaf. Usually when I hand cut I try to cut on the line.

I love how my debossed background turned out using distress ink pads and an embossing folder. It is always a surprise when the embossing folder is opened. For this piece I directly stamped with the ink pads using Straw,Mandarin Orange, and Vintage. I stamped on the raised side of the folder. Then I sprayed yellow cardstock with water and embossed like usual.

Keep in mind your results will be different depending on which side of the folder you stamp on. Also keep in mind that in places the cardstock color will show. If you don't like how it turned out don't be so hasty to throw it out. You can always cut it in strips to use as a border, in shapes, etc.

The sentiment was done in PhotoShop and then I printed it out. I haven't really played with PhotoShop much lately so it was fun to do some playing.

That's all folks. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting. Also reminding you that you still have time to enter the Just For Fun Fall Challenge.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Re-purposed Jar Fall Project

Hi everyone I've had sitting in my cupboard these empty square jars which olives came in.  I decided while waiting for management to come to do the annual inspection I would start work on one to transform.

Anyway this is now on a shelf. I will do the other jar now that they have come and gone.. I'also decided to glue raffia on the top part of the jar that I already had.

My outdoor Mod Podge was all dried up but I have some Vintage Mod Podge which I have had for almost two decades so I used that to glue the leaves on the jar.

I bought the fabric leaves at a Dollar store about five years ago and although I keep using them they came in a good size package with lots of them. *Sigh* I haven't seen any since. However, I'm sure you may be able to find the leaves at a craft or even a fabric store like Jo-Ann.

Then I put a flameless tea light in it. This one you have to blow to turn on and blow to turn out. Wouldn't be good for outdoor as the wind would be turning them on and off. LOL! Of course you could use regular candles.

That is all for now. Wishing you a Happy Fall as well as Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Friday, September 16, 2016

High Hopes September Challenge

Hi everyone I decided today to share a card I made for the September High Hope Stamps challenge. So far I don't own any High Hope stamps so I'm hoping that maybe I'll win one. A gal can always have high hopes. Luckily High Hope has a digi stamp they offer so that even if you don't have one of their stamps you can join in a challenge.

Here is my entry:


I used the sketch which is on the challenge page. It was fun looking through my stash of papers to come up with papers to use. I started by printing the stork out on white card stock. Then I use foil adhesive on the beak and legs. Then foiled those places with a scrap of foil. I also printed the stork out on the dot card stock and cut out the blanket part and adhered over the white blanket. The baby was colored with a color pencil. I put a dimensional dot under the baby to pop it up.

I used the same dotted card stock for my rectangle. The scallop circle was cut from  a piece of Studio G card stock in my stash.

I cut a strip from the dot card stock which is double sided with solid on one side.  I printed using my Brother label maker with Silver Satin tape the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again.