Saturday, January 23, 2016

Love Is In The Air

Hi everyone today I have two cards to share using the Adoring Couple stamp by Just For Fun. One I used the stamp for a Valentine and the other for an anniversary card.

This card the background is embossed plastic which the back side was painted with glitter paint and a food divider paper placed over the wet paint. The front embossed part was colored with Sharpies.

The focal image is stamped on the food divider paper and colored on the back side with color pencils. Then cut in a heart shape. The sentiment is stamped on the left over scrap of the food divider paper.  Adhesive trim was placed to cover the seam of the embossed and sentiment piece.

The background for this card is a napkin. The focal piece is stamped on a scrap piece of card stock. Colored once again with pencils. Then the heart is trimmed with adhesive trim. The sentiment is stamped on food divider and the words cut apart to fit on the speech bubble.

Both stamped sentiments are from the Just For Fun unmounted sentiment stamp number 1 stamp. This stamp has all kinds of sentiments.

There you have it one stamp and two different cards. Love is  in the air. Do you make Valentine or Anniversary cards?

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Live Love Laugh

Hi everyone over this weekend I was busy adhering napkins to card stock for cards for the Design Team. Since I already had plastic wrap, an iron and ironing board out I decided to go and use a portion of a napkin on a card. I also was working on some other cards which will have to wait to be shared until later.

A few years ago I bought this package of napkins at a Dollar Tree but I never could figure out how best to use the napkin. I decided to cut out only this portion of the napkin.  After the cut out napkin was adhered to the card stock I used strips of card stock left over from creating the card base for my frame.

The Live, Love, Laugh is from the Just For Fun unmounted sentiment number one stamp. There are all kinds of wonderful sentiments included.  I stamped it with Stazon ink on Crown waxfibre. My new go to paper since my friend gave me a box with a thousand sheets of it.

Do you ever buy napkins to use in crafting? Sometimes without a clue of how you are going to use them.

Off to work on an anniversary card which will be posted Saturday as well as a St. Patrick Day card which will be posted later. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Be Happy!

Hi everyone sometimes it is fun to do something you've done before but not in a long time.  In the past I've enjoyed weaving strips to create a panel. I thought it would be fun to see how it would work to emboss a large stamp on vellum and then cut the vellum into strips. I also used acrylic paint on card stock and cut into strips.  With the colder weather and lots of snow I am ready for Spring  so the Just For Fun small warbler was the perfect stamp to use. Here is the resulting card.

I started by using a bristle brush and two different colors of purple acrylic paint. Painting first the lighter color and then dragging the brush with darker color over it. I used the strips vertically after cutting them a half inch..

I stamped two rows using the  Just For Fun Simple Brush Flourish stamp. The recollection white pearl embossing powder ended up appearing more silver on the vellum. Then cut the vellum into 1/2 inch strips.

Sometimes I'll weave using different patterns for the panel but because I was using the embossed strips I stuck to basic weaving.

I cut out a frame and used a silver paint marker to color the white card stock. The panel was then glued on a piece of black cardstock.

A friend while sorting through stuff came across a box of Crown Waxfibre food dividers which are 6" by 6" squares. I stamped the The small Fashion Warbler with Stazon ink.  Then painted with pan watercolor paint. The paint beaded up so I used a paper towel and blotted the paint in between colors. I love that the text is part of the stamp so you don't have to stamp on text paper. The advantage of stamping on the food dividier papers is that you can use the back side so if you don't like the way an image  is facing you can have it face the opposite direction. In this case I wanted to use the warbler the way it was stamped. I printed the Be Happy on the left over scrap of food divider paper.

I think these food dividers are going to take the place of me stamping on tissue wrapping paper. :-)

There you have it my little piece of Spring.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Thinking Of Spring

Hi everyone first off I want to wish you a Happy New Year. I hope you have made a resolution to create more.

 I'm still working on making my crafting resolutions for this year. Experimenting and trying new techniques is one resolution I'm carrying over from last year.. Recently I bought cotton fabric to play with. I like texture and want to add more texture and dimension to my projects.

Weather has been cold and lots of snow. In fact as I write this I can see a shrub outside my window covered in icicles.  The snow started to melt and then freezing temperature blew in creating icicles and not so fun driving conditions. Needless to say I'm thinking of Spring and can't wait for the butterflies to show their pretty selves.

Enough yakking. Here is the card sample I created playing with stamping and painting on fabric.

I first stamped on fabric with Memento ink the b butterfly trails stamp by Just For Fun. I then wasn't sure my stamping was going to show if I painted over it with acrylic paints so I thinned two different colors of blue acrylic paint with glaze making a translucent wash. Then the fun began getting painty. The paint muted the ink but did not cover it up.

The butterfly is the 2 sided butterfly stamp.  There is a blank butterfly and this butterfly with all the details. I heat embossed first. then colored the body with a black Glaze pen. I decided that the wings needed something so I used foil transfer adhesive and when it was dry foiled with the turquoise on the wings. Then added transfer adhesive to the dots and foiled with purple/ After that it was hand cutting out the butterfly and then just adhering part of the wing down so it would look like it was in motion.

I can  not wait to try my geli plate with fabric and doing some other play..If the snow and cold keeps up I'll have plenty of time for play. :-)

Do you ever use fabric in card making or scrapbooking? 

If you decide to play with fabric feel free to post on the facebook page for Crafting The Frugal Way. I would love to see your creations. Facebook page to post your creations. :-)

Wishing you the best in 2016 and Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!