Thursday, October 12, 2017

Peace, Joy, and Love

Linda Vich Creates: Peace, Joy, and Love. A colorful and festive card that uses the Musical Instruments Framelits and the Sheet Music stamp set.
When I created the card in my Rustic Musical Season blog post, I had actually planned to create two cards that day, using some of the same stamps and framelits. However, time got away from me and I didn't get the second card finished until now!

I started by using my MISTI to stamp the Sheet Music background stamp with Whisper White onto Real Red card stock. I heat embossed it with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.

Cutting a slightly larger matte from Emerald Envy, I dry embossed it using the Holly Embossing Folder. These were stacked and adhered, haphazardly, onto a Real Red 4.75 x 6" card front.

I used the Musical Instruments Framelits to die cut the French horn from Silver Foil as well as a few more horns from Whisper White. I stacked and adhered the horns together. I used a silver Sharpie to edge the horn.

On Red Glimmer paper I used my #9 scalloped square and #6 plain square from the Layering Squares Framelits to die cut a frame. I adhered the frame at an angle on the card front using Mini Dimensionals. The horn was adhered on top of the frame, again using the Mini Dimensionals.

Using Emerald Envy and Lemon Lime Twist card stock, I punched leaves and then sponged them with either Emerald Envy or Pear Pizzazz. I also shaped them a little with a bone folder. These were adhered around the horn using liquid adhesive.

The sentiment was stamped with Whisper White on Emerald Envy and then heat embossed using White Stampin' Emboss Powder. The Triple Banner Punch was used to flag the ends. A strip of Lemon Lime Twist was used to matte the sentiment and was hand trimmed after adhering it to the sentiment and then adhered to the card front with Dimensionals. A few rhinestones were added for a touch of bling.

On the Whisper White matte inside the card, the sentiment was stamped with Real Red and heat embossed using the now retired Real Red Glitter Embossing Powder. The leaves were stamped with Memento and then colored using the new Stampin' Blends. Wink of Stella added some glitz to the leaves and berries to complete the card.

Linda Vich Creates: Peace, Joy, and Love. A colorful and festive card that uses the Musical Instruments Framelits and the Sheet Music stamp set.

Linda Vich Creates: Peace, Joy, and Love. A colorful and festive card that uses the Musical Instruments Framelits and the Sheet Music stamp set.




Love how this card turned out! The colors of Real Red, Emerald Envy and Lemon Lime Twist are such a fun combination! Be sure to save the color combo below if you'd like to use it for your own projects!

Linda Vich Creates: Peace, Joy, and Love. A colorful and festive card that uses the Musical Instruments Framelits and the Sheet Music stamp set.




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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Fall Leaves Birthday

Linda Vich Creates: Fall Leaves Birthday. Multicolored and copper leaves seem to pop right off the embossed Very Vanilla matte on this fall birthday card.
Since the Autumn leaves are so inspiring, I have another fall card for you today!

I started by die cutting three leaves from Watercolor Paper using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. I also die cut three of the detailed leaves from Copper Foil.

Using sponges, I added Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry to the leaves. Because I really wanted the colors to pop from beneath the copper die cuts, I used Versamark to heat emboss them with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder 2X to make them really shiny. I then used liquid adhesive to attach the copper die cuts to the colored leaves.

I cut two mattes–one Copper Foil, one Very Vanilla–and used the Petal Burst Embossing Folder to emboss the Very Vanilla matte. Liquid adhesive was used to adhere the embossed matte to the copper one and then to a Dapper Denim card front.

The Banner Triple Punch was used to flag a strip of copper and another of Dapper Denim. The sentiment from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set was stamped on the copper foil using Jet Black Stazon ink. The strips were adhered to the card front with Fast Fuse and the leaves with Dimensionals.

A Watercolor matte for the inside of the card had the smallest leaf from the Colorful Seasons stamp set stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed using Copper Embossing Powder. Sponges were used to ink the edges using Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red. The matte was adhered inside the card with Fast Fuse.

Linda Vich Creates: Fall Leaves Birthday. Multicolored and copper leaves seem to pop right off the embossed Very Vanilla matte on this fall birthday card.

Linda Vich Creates: Fall Leaves Birthday. Multicolored and copper leaves seem to pop right off the embossed Very Vanilla matte on this fall birthday card.

I am so pleased with how this card turned out! So many ways to use leaves on a card. What have you created with leaves? Leave me a comment below!




Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thankful Vintage Leaves

Linda Vich Creates: Thankful Vintage Leaves. A non-traditional Night of Navy color scheme used for this fall card that showcases Vintage Leaves and the Layered Leaves embossing folder.
In creating today's card, I had planned to use a new technique but unfortunately, the technique did not produce the results that I wanted so I will save that one for another day! Luckily, I still had the color scheme and rough card design so I set forth to create it.

I started by stamping three oak leaves and one poplar leaf, from the Vintage Leaves stamp set, on Thick Whisper White using Night of Navy. These were die cut using the coordinating framelits.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Painted Harvest stamp set on Gold Foil with Jet Black Stazon and then die cut it using the #3 oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

After cutting a Night of Navy matte, I used the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder to dry emboss it. My plan was to adhere this matte to the Thick Whisper White card front but it didn't look right so I decided that a little bit of gold would help. Instead of using a large piece of Gold Foil when only a tiny edge of it would be seen, I decided to use a trick that I learned.

I cut a second matte from Thick Whisper White and then dragged my Versamark along the edges. I heat embossed the edges using Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. Now, when I placed my embossed matte on top, my design looked better but it still needed something else. While I thought about it, I adhered the embossed matte to the one with the gold edges and then tied a length of the Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around both mattes.

The three oak leaves were adhered using Dimensionals and a little bit of liquid adhesive. The gold oval was adhered over the leaves with the poplar leaf adhered on top of that. It was then that I realized that I had forgot to add some flecks of gold with my Gold Wink of Stella! Too late now.

After finishing with my mattes and sentiments, I decided to stamp leaves around the edge of the card front. With the mattes then adhered with Dimensionals, the card design was perfect!

Linda Vich Creates: Thankful Vintage Leaves. A non-traditional Night of Navy color scheme used for this fall card that showcases Vintage Leaves and the Layered Leaves embossing folder.
The Whisper White card front stamped

I stamped three offset oak leaves on the inside of the card and called it done!

Linda Vich Creates: Thankful Vintage Leaves. A non-traditional Night of Navy color scheme used for this fall card that showcases Vintage Leaves and the Layered Leaves embossing folder.
Linda Vich Creates: Thankful Vintage Leaves. A non-traditional Night of Navy color scheme used for this fall card that showcases Vintage Leaves and the Layered Leaves embossing folder.

Linda Vich Creates: Thankful Vintage Leaves. A non-traditional Night of Navy color scheme used for this fall card that showcases Vintage Leaves and the Layered Leaves embossing folder.

I'm thrilled with how this card turned out! Love the navy and gold together. And what's not to like about leaves?

Hope YOU like my card! Would love to hear from you in the comments below!



Friday, September 29, 2017

Rustic Musical Season

Linda Vich Creates: Rustic Musical Season. Sheet music, distressing and a gold instrument combine to create this vintage Christmas card.
I couldn't wait to play with the new Sheet Music background stamp because I love the use of music notes with Christmas projects! One year, I got two sheets of music duplicated (for personal use only) and distressed it to use as place mats for my Christmas dinner.

With today's card, I started by using my MISTI to stamp the notes with Versamark and then Basic Black, on Whisper White, so that I could emboss them with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. I then used sponges with Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso to distress the embossed matte. I also used the now retired Distress Tool to roughen the edges.

On a scrap of Basic Black, I stamped the sentiment from the Musical Season stamp set with Versamark and heat embossed it with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. I distressed the edge and then used the retired 2-Way Glue Pen and some Gold Stampin' Glitter on the edges.

While my sentiment was drying, I die cut the horn from Gold Foil as well as three other horns from Whisper White. I adhered them all together with liquid adhesive and then inked the edge of the horn with a Gold Sharpie. Unfortunately, I couldn't do the inside parts because the pen nib was too thick for the openings.

After wrapping a length of the Mini Black Sequin Trim around the matte and securing with tape, I adhered the matte to a 4.75 x 6" Basic Black card base. I adhered the horn and the sentiment with Dimensionals.

For the inside matte, I followed the distress routine already used but kept the middle lighter. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and adhered the matte to complete the card.

Linda Vich Creates: Rustic Musical Season. Sheet music, distressing and a gold instrument combine to create this vintage Christmas card.
Linda Vich Creates: Rustic Musical Season. Sheet music, distressing and a gold instrument combine to create this vintage Christmas card.




Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thankful Painted Harvest

Linda Vich Creates: Thankful Painted Harvest. Bermuda Bay and Cajun Craze combine in this fall card using the Painted Harvest set.
Today's card was inspired by the color scheme in this card.

I chose a 5 x 7" format and cut a card base from Early Espresso and mattes from Cajun Craze, Bermuda Bay, and Thick Very Vanilla. I also cut smaller mattes after first die cutting the Thick Very Vanilla matte with the #4 stitched square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

On the die cut Vanilla piece I also stamped the sunflower from the Painted Harvest stamp set using Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze and for the centre, Soft Suede. The three small mattes were then stacked and adhered using liquid adhesive. A length of the Copper Trim was tied in a bow around the stack.

Using the smaller layered stack as a guide, I then stamped four more flowers, peeking out from where the stack would be adhered on the large Very Vanilla matte. I then stamped the detailed leaves with Cajun Craze, stamping them second and third ties as I moved away from the stamped sunflowers. Additional leaves were stamped on Very Vanilla and punched using the coordinating punch.

The three large mattes were then stacked and adhered together and two pieces of Burlap Ribbon and a length of the Bermuda Bay 3/8" Stitched Ribbon were wrapped around the stack. The stack of mattes was then adhered to the card front using Dimensionals. The smaller stack of mattes was adhered on the top right of the card front, over the stamped sunflowers.

The sentiment was stamped with Cajun Craze on Bermuda Bay and then punched with the Pretty Label Punch. A second label was punched from Cajun Craze and trimmed to use as a matte for the sentiment. The sentiment was adhered to the card front using Dimensionals.

To complete the card front, the punched leaves were adhered both under the sentiment and the smaller stack of mattes. Three of the White Perfect Accents were colored with a Sharpie and adhered to the ribbon.

On another Thick Very Vanilla matte, a sunflower was stamped and then the edges were inked with both Bermuda Bay and Cajun Craze.


Linda Vich Creates: Thankful Painted Harvest. Bermuda Bay and Cajun Craze combine in this fall card using the Painted Harvest set.

Linda Vich Creates: Thankful Painted Harvest. Bermuda Bay and Cajun Craze combine in this fall card using the Painted Harvest set.





Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Painted Harvest Birthday Using Eclipse Technique

Linda Vich Creates: Painted Harvest Birthday Using Eclipse Technique. A bright and cheerful card using the Eclipse Technique and featuring the Painted Harvest stamp set.
How much fun are the cards using the Eclipse Technique (sometimes called the Floating Letters Technique)? There are so many variations to be seen and they can be designed to meet the needs of any occasion–birthday, season, Christmas, etc.

All you need for the Eclipse Technique is to choose a word, a card front that fits the word, and a stamp set or sets to use! A search on YouTube will turn up a number of tutorials for the technique but one that I like is by Gaynor Boyce.

Of course, you will also need to use the Large Letters Framelits. Though these are a very expensive set, you can get them for 50% off when you have a qualifying order. I have used my Framelits many times after purchasing them and the Eclipse Technique provides many opportunities to use them.

My first Eclipse card was designed for a birthday and I chose to use the lovely Painted Harvest stamp set. Because Simone's name was quite long, I designed my card to be 4 x 8.5" in size. After cutting my card base from Berry Burst, I cut two Basic Black and two Thick Whisper White mattes. I used liquid adhesive to adhere one Whisper White matte to a Basic Black matte and then adhered the second Basic Black matte to the card front.

To begin with, I laid out the letter's of Simone's name on a white matte to see where they would fall. This allowed me to plan out my stamping.

I started by stamping the sentiment, from the Tabs For Everything stamp set, with Basic Black. I then used Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Berry Burst to stamp the sunflowers. I also stamped one complete flower on a full-adhesive Post It Note and then fussy cut it. I used this as a mask on the flowers so that when stamping the leaves in Wild Wasabi, it would look like the leaves were behind the flowers.

With my stamping complete, I laid out the six letters and then drew a light pencil line to be sure that my alignment of the letters would be perfect. I used the Big Shot and my Magnetic Platform to die cut the letters. I also die cut a second set of the letters from another piece of Thick Whisper White.

Using liquid adhesive, I glued all the stamped letters to the second set of letters. In the case of the O, the two pieces of the stamped letter O was replaced into the die cut opening. The middle of the O was then adhered with liquid adhesive and then the outer part of the O was removed again. I then adhered the stamped matte to the Basic Black matte on the card front.

I applied Foam Adhesive Strips to all the letters and then placed each into its die cut opening on the card front.

For the inside of the card, I simply stamped a single flower and some leaves in the bottom right corner of the remaining Whisper White matte and then adhered the matte inside the card.

Linda Vich Creates: Painted Harvest Birthday Using Eclipse Technique. A bright and cheerful card using the Eclipse Technique and featuring the Painted Harvest stamp set.

Linda Vich Creates: Painted Harvest Birthday Using Eclipse Technique. A bright and cheerful card using the Eclipse Technique and featuring the Painted Harvest stamp set.

Linda Vich Creates: Painted Harvest Birthday Using Eclipse Technique. A bright and cheerful card using the Eclipse Technique and featuring the Painted Harvest stamp set.

I am so pleased with how this card turned out! The colors are bright and cheerful and the stamping looks so cool on the raised letters!

I hope that you have enjoyed my card and that you will try this technique for yourself!




Saturday, September 23, 2017

Painted Harvest Fancy Fold Flap Card

Linda Vich Creates: Painted Harvest Fancy Fold Flap Card. A delightful medley of Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party bring to life a Painted Harvest sunflower on this fancy flap card.
Today I used a Fancy Flap Card Fold for my card share which I CASEd from Debbie Henderson. This was a fun card fold to create and I got to use my new favorite stamp set–Painted Harvest! If you haven't yet purchased this set with the coordinating leaf punch (which you can get as a bundle at 10% off), you really should consider it! The color combos for the flower are endless and being able to punch out the leaves to go with it is really sweet!

To create this card, I cut a card base of 5.5 x 11" from Tranquil Tide. I scored on the long side at 4 and 8" to create a total of three panels–4 x 5.5" (front), 4 x 5.5" (middle) and 3 x 5.5" (end panel that folds inward).

Working with the front panel, I measured and marked 2.75" on the 5.5" side and 2" on the 4" side. I then used my Stampin' Trimmer to line up the marks to end up with a diagonal cut on each side of the front panel.

Next, I used the #8 circle in the Layering Circles Framelits to cut a hole in the middle of the front panel. I also used #4 circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut a circle from Pool Party. Please check my Numbered Die Sets on my blog to see how I number my dies.

I used the smallest flower with Versamark to stamp over the front panel of the card, masking the back with Post-It notes. I then heat embossed the flowers with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.

For the end panel of the card, I cut two pieces of striped paper from the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, 3 x 5.5" and used liquid adhesive to glue these to both sides of the panel.

I used my MISTI to stamp the sunflower on Whisper White card stock. I could have stamped the sunflower easily without the MISTI after learning how to line up and mark my stamps to get good alignment each time. However, I wanted to stamp each stamp two times so I used my MISTI to make it even simpler. I used Pool Party for the largest flower, Tranquil Tide for the smaller flower, and Pool Party (stamped just once) for the inside of the flower. I then used the Starburst Punch.

For the leaves, I stamped the leaves with Lemon Lime Twist 2X and the detailed stamp with Tranquil Tide just once and then punched them with the coordinating leaf punch.

The sunflower was adhered to the stitched Pool Party circle using Dimensionals. With the card closed, the stitched circle was adhered to the panel below it using Dimensionals. The leaves were adhered under the flower using liquid adhesive.

The sentiment from the Crazy About You stamp set was stamped with Tranquil Tide on Pool Party and then punched with the Classic Label Punch. It was adhered to the card front using Mini Dimensionals.

Inside the card, the detailed leaves were stamped with Tranquil Tide and the sentiment was stamped with Basic Black.

Finally, a bow made from the Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon was adhered to the centre of the sunflower using Glue Dots.

Linda Vich Creates: Painted Harvest Fancy Fold Flap Card. A delightful medley of Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party bring to life a Painted Harvest sunflower on this fancy flap card.

Linda Vich Creates: Painted Harvest Fancy Fold Flap Card. A delightful medley of Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party bring to life a Painted Harvest sunflower on this fancy flap card.

Linda Vich Creates: Painted Harvest Fancy Fold Flap Card. A delightful medley of Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party bring to life a Painted Harvest sunflower on this fancy flap card.

Linda Vich Creates: Painted Harvest Fancy Fold Flap Card. A delightful medley of Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party bring to life a Painted Harvest sunflower on this fancy flap card.
I hope you have enjoyed reading about this Fancy Flap Fold Card!