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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Buzz! Bee kind!

Newest release from Ericraft Stamps is appropriately called "Buzz" I had so much fun coloring this digi stamp with copic and spectrum noir markers. This image makes a great card. All I did was color, use a Fun Stampers Journey die and layer it onto an A2 size card base. I used a vintage embossing label maker to print out BEE KIND for the perfect sentiment. CLICK HERE to see a detailed process video of how I made this cute and easy card.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Masculine spotlight technique card

Hey all! Check out my design team project for Art Neko Stamps It's a masculine spotlight technique card featuring Art Neko’s  Japanese Fishing Boat Silhouette stamp.
I know sometimes I struggle with making masculine cards this technique is a NO FAIL way to make a great masculine or really any card. All you have to do is stamp your image on white card stock I chose to use a 3.75X5 inch piece of cardstock and stamped my image right in the middle.
I placed a circle die on the image lower right just enough so I caught part of the image and part of white space, I ran it through my die cutter, removed the circle and water colored the circle with with distress inks tumbled glass, salty ocean and tea dye on the appropriate spots of the partial image on the circle.
I layered and glued the white card panel onto a medium blue card panel 4X5.25 inches then those 2 card panels were glued on a light blue card panel 5.5X4.25 inches. Now its time to replace that watered colored circle into the cut out circle(negative space), I like to use dry adhesive for this so there is no oozing of glue around the edges, I also make sure its not crooked.
Those layered card panels completed my card front so I then glued it onto a white standard A2 sized card base. I printed “Sail away with me” from my computer and cut that into 3.75 inch strip and glued it towards the top of my card so it is placed white on white.  That’s it all done! It looks great and was super quick. In the words of my husband when I asked him his opinion of the card “I’d give that that to a dude if it didn’t say sail away with me” LOL.
CLICK HERE to see a detailed process video of this card on my YouTube channel. That ends my blog post for today. Have a GREAT week and stay crafty!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Quick envelope art

For todays project I needed to make something quick but still looked great! So I chose to make envelope art, all I needed were some crafty supplies from Tupelo Designs LLC I LOVE this online store because not only do they have a large variety of craft supplies but they also have FREE U.S. shipping with no minimum purchase!! I grabbed some Tim Holtz distress oxide ink and my tonic studios blending brush, and proceeded to brush on broken china, worn lipstick, fossilized amber on the right side of my A2 sized envelope. Once the ink brushing was complete I used the Laurel Burch stamp Whiskers by Stampendous with blue Hawaii staz on ink and stamped half the kittys onto my envelope. For added touch I brushed on the very same oxide distress ink onto the flap of my envelope. That's it my envelope art is finished. How easy was that? Click here to watch my detailed YouTube video showing how to create envelope art. Click here to watch my detailed YouTube video showing how to create envelope art.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gorillas, Gorillas, Gorillas!

Hi Everyone!
I'm so excited to be posting for the first time as an Art Neko DT member.
I've always had a fascination with gorillas, so when I seen this stamp from Art Neko Baby Gorillas in poses I knew I had to have it and make an inspirational card with it. I stamped the gorillas on white vellum with stazon black ink and overlayed that onto a leaf cover up die cut from Fun Stampers Journey that I had glued onto an A2 sized olive green card front, I used my sewing machine to add real wonky stitching to the card, which is super fun to do. I then glued with double sided tape the completed card front onto the same color olive green A2 sized card base. For the inside I found a quote from one of the leading pioneers of Gorilla research Dian Fossey, I printed that quote out from my PC onto white cardstock and cute it out with a rectangle die and glued that to the inside of the card "When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future." (Dian Fossey) This quote is so true! For a detailed process video on my YouTube channel CLICK HERE My blog post in Art Neko Galleries Blog Be sure to check out all the other GREAT blog posts from all the talented Art Neko Blog Design Team members!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

GO GREEN! Reusable sandwich bags sewing tutorial

Are you tired of buying plastic sandwich bags for lunch boxes? I have a tutorial on my YouTube channel on how to sew zippered, reusable, washable sandwich bags. These bags are moisture proof so what that means is wet items can be put in the bags, now you can't fill the bags with water and expect the water to not leak out but your moist goods wont dry out and the bags are easily washable/wipeable for easy cleaning. These bags can be used for anything even holding wet wipes or a wet wash cloth while traveling.  I chose a zippered closure because theres nothing more embarrassing then that hook and loop tape sound that echos in a lunch room when that type of bag is opened lol, so a nice silent zipper prevents the stares lol. To watch a step by step video tutorial CLICK HERE to watch how to sew these easy reusable bags. NEVER buy a plastic sandwich bag again. Environment friendly, reusable, washable.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

I spot a great friend!

This easy layered card was created using products from Tupelo Designs LLC U.S shipping is ALWAYS FREE with no minimum purchase and international shipping is discounted.  I started by stamping the MFT Lovable Leporards with memento tuxedo black ink  on Neenah classic crest solar white card stock and coloring the leporad with a variety of Spectrum noir alcohol markers. The three little birds were stamped with distress inks in the colors mermaid lagoon, wilted violet and candied apple. I then cut out the colored images. For the cardstock layers I used the green leaf paper from the 6X6 doodlebug at the zoo paper pad, I used an MFT edge die to curve a portion of white cardstock and layered them on an A2 size white card base. For the sentiment I picked "I spot a great friend" from the Lovable Leporads stamp set and stamped it on a MFT die cut from oval word window die set.  I used natural twine and a freebie button from Tupelo Designs LLC to add I little extra element to the card. My easy layered card is finished and ready to send to a friend! CLICK HERE to see my YouTube video of this card, I show a process video of how to create this cute card with a list of the products I used located in the description box of the video.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Are you a kitty lover??

I am a kitty lover, so I couldn't resist this new kitty set (kitty Tree)from Peachy Keen Stamps, I love how you can add different faces to the kittens. I colored up the stamped images using spectrum noir markers, cut them out on my SNC2 used Lawn Fawn and MFT dies to cut pattern and solid card stock for the card front and speech bubble, glued everything down onto an A2 size card base and VIOLA! a card fit for any kitty lover. Please be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to see all sorts of crafty goodness Click here to go to CraftyLori YT channel