Friday, June 23, 2017

Pop Tones Card stock and Distress Oxide inks

Have you ever just wanted to play with a new product to see what happens? That's what happened for today's post. I wanted to play with Pop Tones card stock(that's on sale right now at CutCardStock) and Oxide inks. I've seen people using this ink on dark coloured card stock and I wanted to try it out. It worked the results! Thanks for stopping by...Lee-Ann Kubinec :)

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Card 1 Tutorial

 -choose your products

 -choose more products...

 -oops...even more products...then cut your card stock into 4.25x8.5" for the orange card and 5.5x8.25" and score and fold your bases...then cut a 4.25" square of the orange card stock and a 4.25x5.5" black piece of card stock

-Get your inks and stamps ready to go

-ink and stamp your lilies with Wilted Violet distress oxide ink in a visual triangle

-then ink and stamp your open lily with Worn Lipstick Distress oxide ink...I stamped these in a triangle's ok to over these are pigment inks and they will show over each other

-now ink and stamp your leaves with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink...I stamped these to fill in between my lily stamps

 -I then spritzed my images with my Distress sprayer...this oxdizes the ink and lightens it a bit...too cool

-I then dried my stamped images with my Marvy Heat tool

-I then grab my label dies and choose the 2 that fit my design

 -I first cut my design using a 4x5.25" stitched rectangle die(card mat dies) I then cut the largest label out of the center of my design...I then cut a white cougar piece of card stock into a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8" and I also cut the largest label from this...I then  applied Versamark ink to the edges of the rectangle and label...and applied Ranger Silver embossing powder and melted it with my Heat it will look like my whole layer is's not!!! I then cut the smaller label from the black licorice card stock and stamped my sentiment with Versamark after using my EK Success powder tool to avoid stray embossing powder. I then glued down my silver edges layer on my black card base...then added my stamped piece on top...I then glued my silver label to the cut out center and popped up my sentiment label with foam tape.

 -I then added white dots and doodles with my Signo white gel pen and then Scattered some Nuvo Crystal drops in Silver lining

Card 2 Tutorial

-grab your products

-First cut your orange fizz card stock ink a 4.25" square using a Stitched Square die
-Stamp your leaves in a visual triangle with Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink

-stamp your leaf in Vintage photo Distress Oxide ink in a visual triangle...I decided to omit the Fossilized amber

-then ink and stamp your leaf in Fired Brick Distress oxide ink

-now spritz your stamped image with your Ranger Distress sprayer and dry image with a heat tool

-Cut a 4 3/8" white cougar card stock piece and apply Versamark ink and then Ranger Princess gold embossing powder to the edge and melt with a heat tool

-Choose the label dies that best fit the image...cut the largest from Cougar white card stock and repeat the embossing process...then cut the smaller label out of orange card stock and apply EK powder tool and stamp your sentiment with Versamark and then use the same embossing powder and melt it with a heat tool

-Glue your embossed edge card stock on your card base...then add your orange stamped image and glue down...then glue down your embossed edge label...the pop up your orange embossed sentiment label with foam tape...then add dots with a Signo Gold gel pen and scatter Nuvo Crystal drops in Bright gold on your finished card


  1. CutCardStock-Pop Tones card stock-black licorice and orange fizz, Cougar white 80lb card stock, Signo white gel pen
  2. Jaded Blossom-Autumn Leaves, Label dies, Lilies, Super Sized Thank You, Love and Kindness, Card Mat dies, Stitched Square dies
  3. Distress Oxide ink-Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick
  4. Ranger-Princess Gold and Silver Detail Embossing Powder
  5. Versamark ink
  6. EK Success Powder Tool
  7. Martha Stewart Scoring Board
  8. Fiskars Paper Trimmer
  9. Sizzix Vagabond Diecutting Machine
  10. Marvy Heat Tool
  11. Ranger Distress water sprayer
  12. Signo white and gold gel pens
  13. Nuvo Crystal Drops-Silver lining and Bright Gold

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Butterfly Circle Easel Card

Missing a friend or loved one and looking for a special way to let them know you're thinking of them?  This circle easel card is bright and cheery thanks to Pop-Tones Cardstock and easy to make with a just handful of dies.

To create the easel card base, start by trimming a piece of 110lb. Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock to about the same length, but double the width of your scalloped circle die (here I'm using a 5" circle die with about 5" x 10" cardstock).

Score and fold the cardstock in half, place the die slightly over the folded edge of the cardstock (shown above - top left), and run this through your die-cutting machine several times until the die cuts through both layers (it should look like the double-circle die-cut shown above at the right when unfolded).

Using the same die, cut a single scalloped circle from 110lb. Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock (shown above - bottom left).

Score the top layer of the double-circle die-cut across the center and fold it downward as shown.  Apply adhesive to the semi-circle (the top part that is visible above) and press the single scalloped circle directly on top of the adhesive.

Using a die that is slightly smaller than the scalloped circle above, die-cut a circle from the Blue Raspberry Pop Tone Cardstock.  Center the butterfly circle die on the die-cut and run through your die-cutting machine once more.

Stamp the coordinating butterfly circle design onto the card front in Versamark ink, add white embossing powder, and melt with a heat tool.  I used a stamp positioning tool to easily line the stamped image up within the cut borders of the design.

Add a metallic sentiment to the center of the circle by rubbing an adhesive foil transfer design onto the Blue Raspberry Cardstock with a bone folder.  Then, place silver foil on top and burnish it into the adhesive with your finger.

Adhere the Blue Raspberry panel to the front of the card with foam adhesive and bend the die-cut butterfly wings upward.  For a fun pop of color, die-cut another circle from Limeade Pop Tone Cardstock and adhere it to the inside of the card with tape runner.

Stamp several small flowers onto vellum with Versamark ink, cover with white embossing powder, and melt with your heat tool.  Color the back of the vellum with alcohol markers if desired and fussy cut them out.  Shape the petals for a little dimension.

Adhere the vellum flowers to the bottom corner of the inside of the card with strong liquid glue.  Add sparkly clear rhinestones to the centers of the flowers and scattered around the rest of the card.

When closed, this super dimensional and cheery circle easel card will fit into 5.5" square envelope and can be sent fluttering on its way to brighten someone's day.

Be sure to visit the CutCardStock store to purchase any of the supplies showcased today and remember that Pop Tone Cardstocks are on sale this month!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Using Up Scraps to Make Fast and Easy Card Sets

Using Up Scraps to Make Fast and Easy Card Sets

Do you keep your paper trimmings when you make projects? A lot of crafters and makers do, and I'm sure you will too after I show you a fast and easy set of cards I made today.

With the warm weather in full swing and the kids out of school here in Texas, I'm back into my comfort zone of bright colors and clean textures. There was a bunch of bits and pieces left on my desk from experiments earlier this week, so I used those along with white cardstock to put together some everyday cards for spreading’ a little love :)

You will need:

To start, make some A2 (5.5 x 4.25-inch) card bases out of the Basis 110lb cardstock. Then, cut an A2 rectangle out of each of the colors: Blue Raspberry, Razzleberry, and Banana Split. Trim three 5.25 x 4-inch from the Sweet Tooth cardstock and run them through your die cut machine with your favorite embossing folder. Set all that aside and we will put together the sentiments.

The main embellishment is pretty straightforward - die cut it three times from a scrap of your black paper, then die cut it once from each color (except white) to match your cards. Stack and glue them with the colored word on top of a black backing.

Using Up Scraps to Make Fast and Easy Card Sets

Next, we need to stamp and emboss the rest of the sentiment. Since we are embossing white powder on black paper, you really wanna rub the area you’re going to emboss with an anti-static tool (or cornstarch in a small fabric pouch). You don’t want any stray grains left on your black cardstock because they will stand out like crazy. The anti-static treatment helps the embossing powder to only stick to where the ink is.

Prep a scrap of Black Licorice cardstock with your anti-static tool of choice, then use a ruler or a stamping alignment tool to stamp your sentiment along the edge, allowing enough space to trim the sentiment out on a strip that’s about 0.25” wide.

Using Up Scraps to Make Fast and Easy Card Sets

Now, to build! We can start with the Blue Raspberry since the cards are all created the same way, and I like turquoise.

Adhere your sentiment strip 1.5” from the bottom of one of the embossed panels. Glue works best here because of the ridges. Then, mat the embossed piece with the colored cardstock.

Using Up Scraps to Make Fast and Easy Card Sets

Flip over your “Love" die cuts and add a few foam squares to pop them up from the card.

Using Up Scraps to Make Fast and Easy Card Sets

Position them just above the sentiment strip and press them into place. Be sure to match the color of the die cut to the cardstock color you used to mat the embossed piece. Or mix and match colors if you like! Don't forget to add a little bling for balance and interest. Then, adhere the finished card front to your card base with Score-Tape.

Using Up Scraps to Make Fast and Easy Card Sets

Using Up Scraps to Make Fast and Easy Card Sets

Thank you for stopping by the blog today to check out how to make this quick card set with a few scraps and embellishments! Now it’s your turn to share the love by pinning this project idea to Pinterest!

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Flowery Friend

Hi Friends!! kel here today :) This was another really fun card to make because I got my fingers inky AND I got to break out the heat gun, which I rarely get to do these days!!

Today's card is made using some beautifully bright colors from the Pop Tones Cardstock line and the Basis Cardstock line.

I started with a scrap piece of 65# Pop Tones in Sweet Tooth White and used a pretty flower stamp and my Versamark ink pad to stamp all over the piece. 

Then I used some clear embossing powder and sprinkled it all over.  Okay, it came out as a pour, not so much a sprinkle. 

Then I used a clean, stiff, but small bristled brush to dust off as much excess embossing powder as I could.

And then used the heat gun to melt it all together. Doing this allows me to create a resist background to color all over!!

Then I used my distress inks and blender tools to color up the background. 

It came out so pretty! I matted it on more 65# Pop Tones in Sweet Tooth White and then 65# Lemon Drop Yellow cardstocks.

I paired it with an orange base from the Basis Cardstock line, some 80# Basis Orange cardstock.

The last thing I did was add some yellow twine and tie a bow, and then stamp on (and emboss again, yay!) the sentiment. I wanted something bold and fun, but definitely something that matched the flowers in the background.

And just because it's so amazing to watch, here's a short clip of the embossing powder melting!

And the finished card. So happy, just love how it came out!

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lovies, =o) kel