Stained Love Card

It’s time to share another Ranger Distress Ink creation alongside Ruby Rock-It Brands, and I’m excited to share with you my stained card using brown Distress color palette together with Franchville Basic Cardstock.

Ruby Rock-It materials: Franchville Basic Card Set, Faded Empire Clear Stamp Set, Bella Fabric Trim, Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneer, Fundamentals Bitty Bows

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain

I used 2 Kraft cardstocks from the Franchville Basic Card and Envelope Set.  One is for the base of the card, and the other punched into strips and layered on top of each other using my trusty Martha Stewart border punch.  I then blended the Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inkpads with the Ranger Applicator on the edges of the lacy borders.

I stamped the gorgeous bird banner from the Faded Empire clear stamp set twice for a subtle shadow effect, using the Walnut Stain Distress Inkpad.  I then added the Love sentiment on top of this stamped image by stamping the Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneer with the same inkpad.

I then roughly cut some Bella Fabric Trim into smaller strips and shaded them with the Antique Linen and Walnut Stain inkpads.  I did the same process with the Fundamentals Bitty Bow, giving it a lighter application.

Some more blending of the Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain inkpads are added around the card for definition, and it’s all done.  I just love the distress stained look on kraft, with a pretty bitty bow on top.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my stained love kraft card.  You can purchase Ruby Rock-It Brands and Ranger’s Distress Inkpad range at a Spotlight store near you.

Cheers,

 

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Fly, Be Fearless

Ruby Rock-It Brands and Ranger have teamed up to share some creative projects for the next couple of months.  Ranger has brought out a line of Mini Distress Ink Pad Sets, and today I’m sharing a mixed media layout with the Rusty Hinge, Victorian Velvet, Broken China, and Gathered Twigs set with the Mini Ink Blending Applicators.

I started with a plain white cardstock and came up with a fun, grungy, and rusty mixed media page, featuring my youngest daughter.  Check her out…she always encourages me to fly, spread my wings, and be fearless!

“Fly, Be Fearless”

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Borderlines Bling, Blue Butterflies Bling, Gold Florals, Blue Florals, Pink Corrugated Cardstock, Raw & Rustic Clear Stamp Set, Faded Empire Clear Stamp Set, Bolt Clear Stamp Set, White Lettering On Kraft Alpha Sticker Set, Gelato Butterflies

First, I applied the Broken China and Gathered Twigs through some Scrapmatts Hexagon Stencil with the Ink Blending Applicator around the photo.  I then added some stamping with the Victorian Velvet, Rusty Hinge, and Gathered Twigs around the page.

The versatile Bella Borderlines Bling are then added for touches of texture and Bling around the page.  Some more texture has been added on top of these and some splattering of the Broken China and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

A cluster of Gold and Blue Bella Florals are then added beside the photo, along with some Fundamentals Gelato Butterflies and Kraft Alpha Stickers.  I also used these Alpha Stickers as a stencil, inked with the Victorian Velvet using the Ink Blending Tool/Applicator.  The Scrapmatts Hexagon Chipboards are inked with the Rusty Hinge.

The edges of the page are then inked with Victorian Velvet, Rusty Hinge, and Gathered Twigs using the Ink Blending Tool.  It’s finished off with the addition of drops, gold glitter, and a Blue Bella Butterfly Bling.

This layout is inspired by More Than Words’ September Fearless & Grunge Challenge:

Oh how fun it was to create this fearless rusty grungy page! Thanks for popping in and I’ll be back for more Ranger Distress Ink-spiration soon.

Cheers,

 

Dear Santa Christmas Card

Hi there and happy August to you! Do you know that there’s only 20 more weeks to go before Christmas?  This has got me started, gradually creating my Christmas cards.  This year I plan on making each card extra special, and today I get to share with you my 2017 Christmas Card #1:

Franchville materials: Metallic Card and Envelope Set

Bella Materials: Raspberry Glittered Cardstock, Black Flourish Bling, Black Bella Florals, True Love 3D Sticker Sheet, Round Buckle

Fundamentals Materials: White Lettering on Black Sticker Sheet

Other: Tattered Angels Paints and Mists

The White Metallic Franchville Card is the perfect base for this frosty feel Christmas card.  I’m also pleasantly surprised on how well it held amongst all the wet mediums I’ve layered on top.

For added glitz and color all in one, I’ve layered some of Bella’s gorgeous Raspberry Glittered Cardstock.  It’s such a lovely shade of pinkish red that’s not overly bright.

To perfect the color combination, I added a cluster of pretty Black Bella Florals on the middle of the card.  I then surrounded it with some more glitzy touches of Black Flourish Bling.

I also added some pieces from the True Love 3D Sticker Sheet amongst the florals, together with a Round Bella Buckle.

The numbers and alphas for the title is from Fundamentals’ Alphabet Sticker Sheet.  These are perfect little additions to any project and come in different sizes per pack.

It’s all finished off with lashings of Tattered Angels’ paints and mists around the red, black and white frosty Christmas card.

Thanks so much for popping in and I hope I’ve inspired you today.  Check out all the range of Bella, Fundamentals, and Franchville goodies HERE.

Cheers,

 

Better Together – Pretty In Pink

Spring is in full bloom in the Northern Hemisphere and this has inspired me to create a layout filled with Pink Bella Florals.  I paired these pretties with the New York paper collection.  Here’s my pretty in pink page:

“Better Together”

Bella materials: New York Papers (Flourish, Together, Sweethearts); Pink Florals; Black Corrugated Cardstock; Black Heart Stickers

The cute little white hearts and alpha title came from the White and Black Fundamentals Alphabet Sticker Sheet Set.

I’ve cut out some gorgeous hearts from the Sweetheart Paper.  The hardest part was choosing which hearts to add to the layout.

Behind the photo are layers of Bella’s Black Corrugated Paper and Together Paper.

The photo is nested with a layer of pretty pink Bella Florals.

Some Black Bella Heart Stickers are then added throughout the page for extra touches of hearts.

I really love this photo of my girls.  Check out my little one’s biscuit, while she nibbles on it in a cute little basket.  Her older sister thinks it’s so funny, her face and pose says it all! They really are better together.

Thanks for popping and I hope you enjoyed my post today.  It sure was fun creating this page.  For more Bella and Fundamentals, click here.

Cheers,

 

Flight of Fancy Mixed Media Canvas

Hello everyone.  How was your long Easter weekend? Today I’m excited to share with you a colorful canvas featuring a mix of Bella Florals and Bling, with a mixed media twist.  See if you can spot all of them:

“Flight Of Fancy”

Bella materials: White Bella Florals, Floral Bling, Accent Flourish Bling, Spiral Flourish Bling, Silver Glitter Paper, Green Glitter Paper

Fundamentals materials: Birds Decoupage Set

Ruby Rock-It materials: Purple Glitter

I’ve used a hexagon canvas as the base of this project.  I then layered my mediums on top, adding different colors around the canvas.

I then layered some super gorgeous Bella Bling around the Fundamentals Bird Papertole.  The new Bling designs are divine and I just can’t get enough adding these beauties on my creations.

I punched some shapes from a couple of Bella Glittered Cardstock and surrounded them on the canvas.

For added glitz, I sprinkled some Purple Ruby Rock-It Glitter to match the color of the canvas.  Some splatters are added throughout for the final finishing touch.

So there’s my canvas.  I had a blast creating it and I hope you enjoyed my post today.  Check out the Ruby Rock-It shop HERE, you’ll find all the supplies you’ll need for all types of paper craft and beading.

Thanks for popping in.

Cheers,

 

 

Eat Cake – A Candy Red Heart Card

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February is all about the month of hearts, and this got me inspired to create a heart shaped card for a birthday girl.  I’ve incorporated Fundamentals‘ new cardstock colors, bitty bows, doilies and sentiment toppers with Ruby Rock-It’s Bolt collection.

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I’ve die cut the gorgeous Candy Red Fundamentals Cardstock with my nesting heart dies.  I then layered the Bolt Patterns Paper to balance with the bright colors.

A tip with Fundamentals’ Doilies: Simply cut them into smaller pieces and use them as layering elements to your projects.  If you look closely, I’ve snuck these little beauties in between the heart layers.

I’ve fussy cut a couple of pretty pink and peach flowers from the Bolt Floral Paper.  The card is finished off with a couple of adorable Fundamentals Bitty Bows, Sentiment Topper, Mini Peg, Butterfly, and Bella’s Small Flourish Bling.

Now this sweet little card is ready to give to the sweet birthday girl.  Thanks for popping in and check out all the new Fundamentals range and colors here, along with Ruby Rock-It’s Bolt collection here.

Cheers,

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Texture All ‘Round – A Wintery Hello Card

Seeing all my friends from the other side of the world having fun in the snow makes me dream of snowy landscapes and cozing up by the bonfire.  All this thinking got me inspired to create a wintery card with Fundamentals’ Cardstock and Bella’s  New York collection.

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Bella materials: Join Together (New York) Paper, White Floral Fabric with Bling, Bella Florals, Silver Fabric Trim, Small Borderlines Bling, Fireworks Bling

Fundamentals materials: White Cardstock, Banners & Bubbles Wood Veneers

I’ve trimmed and layered the White Fundamentals Cardstock for my sturdy card base which is perfect for mixed media.  I then layered the gorgeous geometrical print of the Join Together from the New York collection.

Bella Florals adorn the center of the card, and on top is the Bubble Wood Veneer.  These are then surrounded with beautiful Bella Bling and Fabric.

A quick tip with Bella Bling: have fun layering your bling on top of each other for a different look.  This is my favourite tip when it comes to creating Bella projects, and I love the result every time.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope I’ve inspired you to create with Bella Bling and Florals.  For more Bella and Fundamentals, click here.

Cheers,

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