Friday, February 28, 2014

4th Northwoods card!!

Finally, I have had a chance to create my 4th card (the daffodil) for my Northwoods Floral Cards - whew!  I really love this card because daffodils and spring flowers hold a very special place in my heart since I missed spring 6 years ago fighting for my life against necrotizing fasciitis (aka flesh eating bacteria).

We will be making this card along with 3 others for a total of 8 cards (2 of each design) on Saturday 3/8/14 from 12-3 pm.  Kits will be available if you are unable to make the class in person but you must call the store to sign up.

**I also made an error on the Copics needed for this class.  You DO NOT need to bring C3, YR18, or Y38 with you** 

I am looking forward to creating with you!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tracy's Techniques - Stampendous Starry Night Card

I made this card in one of my Stampendous card classes. It was so popular, that I made it on the December Demo Day.  Kirstin, the director, finally had a chance to edit the video to share. 

Here are the written instructions

Silent Night
Silent Night Stampendous Stamp
Versa mark
Stampendous Starry Night Embossing powder
WOW! Silver Glitter Embossing powder
Ranger Glossy paper
Ranger Alcohol Ink in Denim and Silver
Ranger Blending Solution
Ranger Felt tool for the Alochol inks

  • Use 5 drops of Denim Alcohol ink, 1 drop of silver and some blending solution on the ranger felt tool.
  • Use the tool to pounce the color onto the glossy paper until you like the color.
  • Stamp Silent Night on the glossy paper with Versamark ink.
  • Sprinkle with Starry Night embossing powder and heat set.
  • Edge the image with Versamark ink.
  • Sprinkle with silver Glitter embossing powder and heat set.
  • Attach the top layer with pop dots.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

More samples for the Northwoods Floral Card Class

Here are 2 more of the cards we will be making on Saturday 3/8/14 from 12 - 3 pm in my all new Northwoods Floral card class.  I promise that there will be a 4th card, but my crazy schedule has not allowed me to sit down and work on it. 

I love the quality of the Northwoods stamps and am always impressed when I use them.  You get a great image every time.

We are doing a lot of coloring in this class.  Please bring the following Copics if you own them:

BV family:  01, 02
V family:  20
Y family: 000, 02, 06, 15, 38
C family:  1, 3, 9
YG family:  17, 67
R family:  81, 83, 85, 29, 89
YR family:  18

If you own it, please bring Wink Of Stella pen in Yellow.  Bring sharp scissors too!

Stay tuned for the 4th card and the Copics needed to create it.

I look forward to creating with you soon!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Demo Day Card 2 Almost Done?

I thought for sure Demo Day card 2 would be a cinch.  I pulled out one of my newer Spellbinder dies that I've been dying to try.  Kaisercraft's Key to My Heart Collection roses paper really appealed to me so I want to be able to use it in this card.  Decisions, decisions.  Pink Frame?  Off-White Frame?  I am searching through my stamps for something appropriate and I'm not finding it.  So maybe I should use a phrase or sentiment instead?  This may mean a trip to Photo Scraps....stay tuned for card 2!


Sunday, February 2, 2014

NEW CLASS Sneak peek: Northwoods Floral Cards

Here is a small sneak peek from my upcoming class featuring the new floral Northwoods stamps.  I love a beautifully drawn flower and this latest release from Northwoods has lots of wonderful flowers.  This class will be on Saturday March 8th from 12 - 3 pm and we will be making a total of 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs).  We will be doing a lot of Copic coloring. 

Here is the first card (really hard to see the sparkle in my photo)...

Using this stamp....

I think this card would be perfect for a birthday, Easter, Mother's Day, sympathy, and on and on.  I can see the rose in lots of different colors too. 

Card #2

Stay tuned for the other samples and a supply list.

I am looking forward to creating with you soon!

Looks Like the Making of a Demo Day Card

It is February 2, and time to begin preparations for February Demo Day!  I took some time off from cardmaking and so I'm now looking forward to getting back into Demo Day mode.  I've been playing  with Spellbinder dies (no surprise there), and found some pretty floral papers (my favorite):  one in violets/purples and the other with a very shabby feel to it with distressed roses in a pretty pink.

I recently purchased a Stampendous House Mouse stamp and was determined to somehow work him into the mix.  I chose to color the mouse in grays and with so many petals scattered throughout the stamped image, it was the perfect opportunity to pull in the purples/violets.  Who says you can't mix mice and flowers? lol  So maybe this is the beginning of card no. 1.

Card no. 2 is definitely heading towards more of a shabby feel.  My plan is to use mostly white cardstock and the distressed pink roses paper from the Kaisercraft "Key to My Heart" collection.

Stay tuned!