Friday, August 2, 2019

Stained Glass Sympathy Card

I never really like making sympathy cards but we do need them at times and recently saw a video on this design and new I had just gotten in a die that was similar to the die in the video.

Here is the Video, CLICK HERE.

I also made a second one but that will be going into the mail for a friend as a hello card, same design but different image and sentiment.

I need to make more monochromatic watercolor panels, so many possibilities.

 I am staring off with some Strathmore watercolor paper that I have taped down to my mat.

I am doing so with a small border.

I will end up cutting the panel down and adhering it to anouther colored card stock card base.
 I am using little water for the stripes.

I am also going over them as they dry to intensify the color.


 This is an inexpensive water color pallet.

Not sure the brand or where I got it but I do know that I have not used it yet.

Until today.
 All done.

I let this dry for a little while before the next step.
 I am using some liqutex Titanium White paint to add some small splatters.
 I used this die from Simon Says Stamp called Dahlia Frame.

I cut it out four times with some Heavy Weight White card stock from Hobby Lobby.

I used my Gemini Junior cutting machine and only needed one pass threw to get perfect clean cuts.
 I also used some Stampin Up Sweet Sugar Plum card stock to just cut out the flower portion so that later I can inlay the flower.

I am also using this as my card base and I am making a top folding A2 card.
 I am using Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail Embossing Powder to stamp my sentiment which is also a stamp set from them called Tiny Words.

My Hampton Art Stamp Perfect Tool really helps with this since I used watercolor paper.

I was able to stamp twice just fine.
 I used Glossy Accents to fill in after I added the inlay pieces to the flower.

Tiny dabs of Tombow Mono Liquid glue to adhere the inlay pieces.
 Fun Foam with some double sided adhesive to give even raised dimension to my card.

Do not need a saggy card especially for a Sympathy one.
Finished card

 Close up/Side view.

Inside of card using a Hero Arts Stamp set that also has the prayers die with it if you want to use it in a different way.








Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio 
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
- white heavy weight card stock - their brand
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections 
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
Target Store site http://www.target.com/
Joanns Craft Store Site https://www.joann.com/

Find me on Face Book, click here https://www.facebook.com/Craftyjennifer
Find me on Pinterest, click here http://www.pinterest.com/craftyjeffiners/
I am on Instagram too, craftjeffiner

These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My Big Shot, Gemin Junior, Fiskars Faper Trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives (double sided adhesive, Tombow Mono Liquid Glue, Scotch Tape, glue dots, fun foam, foam dots) can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places. Water Color Paper and Pallets. Titanium White paint or any other white paint will work.

Score Board - Hobby Lobby - their brand

Hampton Art Stamp Perfect Tool - I got from Micheal’s before it was Discontinued

To purchase Stampin UP click here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/
- Sweet Sugar Plum card stock - Retired

Simon Says Stamp products click here http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/
- Fine Detail embossing powder in white
- Tiny Words stamp set

To purchaes Hero Arts products click here http://www.heroarts.com/
- DC183 prayers stamp and die set

Thursday, August 1, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #133

I decided to play along with anouther Sketch Challenge and found and old but goodie, CAS(E) this Sketch #133.

This is an throwback to an Older Sketch.

Would you like to follow and play along, CLICK HERE.

For this card I am using Stampin up card stock and ink along with Stamps of Life stamps and dies.

 I cut the pot and two flowers out.
 Small amounts of Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to the flower.
 I used a small dot of Tombow Mono Liquid glue to ensure the enamel dot will stay put.
 Easy to make banners with a good pair of small scissors.

These banners are 1 inch and 3/4 inch wide.
 I added some foam adhesive to the flower watering pot.
  I used some removable adhesive to hold the card closed while I splatterd some Vintage Photo distress paint on the card front for some added interest and texture.
 I was in the Stamps of life Die Hard Club for almost 5 years, I had to stop in April due to moving to Alaska and help with finances.

I am hoping to re join soon.

This was my last club set and dies.
 There are 19 dies that go with this stamp set.
 This is the stamp set from Stamps of Life called garden2grow.
Finished card.

 Close up.
 Inside of the card
The back of the card and envelope.

I am using Hobby Lobby cream colored envelopes.









Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio 
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
- Their brand heavy weight cream card stock for the card base.
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections 
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
Target Store site http://www.target.com/
Joanns Craft Store Site https://www.joann.com/

Find me on Face Book, click here https://www.facebook.com/Craftyjennifer
Find me on Pinterest, click here http://www.pinterest.com/craftyjeffiners/
I am on Instagram too, craftjeffiner

These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My Big Shot, Gemin Junior, Fiskars Faper Trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives (double sided adhesive, Tombow Mono Liquid Glue, Scotch Tape, glue dots, fun foam, foam dots).can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places.

Score Board - Hobby Lobby - their brand
Hampton Art Stamp Perfect Tool - I got from Micheal’s before it was Discontinued

- Enamel Dots - yellow - from my stash

- Tim Holtz Distress Paint in the color Vintage Photo  -  can be purchased online or a craft store

To purchase Stampin UP click here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/

- Close to Cocoa ink and card stock - Retired
- Strawberry Slush and Watermelon Wonder card stock - Retired
- Pear Pizzaz card stock

To purchase Stamps of Life found here http://www.stephaniebarnardstamps.com/index.htm
- garden2stamp dies and stamp set

Simon Says Stamp products click here http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/
- Fine Detail White Embossing Powder  -  their brand

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #448

I decided to play along with My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge, they have one every Wednesday and this one is #448.


I am using a combination of My Favorite Things, Stampin Up, and Lawn Fawn..

I am using some Bristol Smooth card stock to make blending ink easier.

I have some purple painters tape that I have rubbed on my pants a few times to remove the sticky just a little bit.

I am using the grid lines on my mat to get the right spacing.
 I am using an older Let It Snowflake die set.

The smaller one.
 I am also using some new to me blender brushes from Taylored Expressions.
 After removing the tape I replace with the same spacing.

I do this to get three rows that are about 3/4 inch wide and diagonal like the card sketch.
Using my Gemini Junior to cut the snowflake out.

I am using Baja  Breeze card stock and ink for this project.

Unfortunetly its a retired color.
 I decided to use some Wow embossing powder in Silver Pearl on top of the snowflakes.

I used a scrap piece of card stock and some temporary adhesive to add the snowflakes.
 Here they are after I have embossed them.
 I am using my Hampton Art Stamp Perfect Tool to get the perfect placement and to stamp twice if I need too.
 I am using fun foam for even raised dimension. I tried to find a color close to my card stock. White works as well but I have a big box to go threw.
 I am using a little dab of Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to adhere each snowflake.
Finished Card.

 Inside of card.
 Close up.
Anouther close up.













Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio 
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
- I purchased my Bristol Smooth card stock here
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections 
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
Target Store site http://www.target.com/
Joanns Craft Store Site https://www.joann.com/

Find me on Face Book, click here https://www.facebook.com/Craftyjennifer
Find me on Pinterest, click here http://www.pinterest.com/craftyjeffiners/
I am on Instagram too, craftjeffiner

These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My Big Shot, Gemin Junior, Fiskars Faper Trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives (double sided adhesive, Tombow Mono Liquid Glue, Scotch Tape, glue dots, fun foam, foam dots can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places.

Score Board - Hobby Lobby - their brand
Hampton Art Stamp Perfect Tool - I got from Micheal’s before it was Discontinued


To purchase Stampin UP click here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/
- Baja Breeze card stock and ink  -  Retired

To purchase My Favorite Things products click here http://mftstamps.com/
- Let It Snowflake dies

To purchase Lawn Fawn products click here http://www.lawnfawn.com/
- Snow Cool stamp set

To purchase from Taylored Expressions click here https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/
- Blender brushes in Rainbow colors

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Frog Unfrog-getable

I found a new Challenge Blog called Cuttlebug Mania and decided to join in on this tough challenge, I had to use a frog.

Would you like to join in on the challenge Click Here.

I looked up frog cards on Pinterest and found this one.

I changed the colors and products used to make this a guy card.

 I am using my Cricut Expression machine to cut out my images.

I need a new mat but like to get the most out of my mats so I have some washi tape holding down my card stock.
 This is my Gpsy and I am able to size and get rid of lines from the images I do not want on the final cut.

I used Create A Critter cartridge booklet as my guide.
 Does any one else still have this machine and their gpsy.
 Since this is a Cuttle Bug challenge I brought out mine, my first ever die cutting machine.

I am embossing my back ground with two different folders, a swirl for the water and clouds for the sky.
 I am using Bazzil card stock which matches most of my Stampin Up inks.

Also some back ground stamps to give some texture to my images.
 I used Stampin UP back ground stamps, one is an older wood grain and one is a marble.
 I found a smile stamp but it was a bit to wide so I inked it up and used a baby wipe to remove some ink from both sides of the smile.

I added some google eyes to my frog and also a stamped flower for the belly.
 A combonation of liquid glue and foam dots to put the project together.
 Fun Foam for the main panel and a Hexagon punch to make a banner end for my sentiment.
Finished card, I used the same wood grain stamp to add texture to the main card base.

 Close up.
 Inside of the card.
Another close up.












Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
Target Store site http://www.target.com/
Joanns Craft Store Site https://www.joann.com/
- I purchase my Bazzill card stock from their store when its on sale - Kiwi Crush, Robin's Egg, Easter Grass are the colors I used

Find me on Face Book, click here https://www.facebook.com/Craftyjennifer
Find me on Pinterest, click here http://www.pinterest.com/craftyjeffiners/
I am on Instagram too, craftjeffiner

These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My Big Shot, Gemin Junior, Fiskars Faper Trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives (double sided adhesive, Tombow Mono Liquid Glue, Scotch Tape, glue dots, fun foam, foam dots).can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places.

Score Board - Hobby Lobby - their brand
Hampton Art Stamp Perfect Tool - I got from Micheal’s before it was Discontinued


To purchase Stampin UP click here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/
- Lucky Limeade and Garden Green ink
- Wood Grain and Marble back ground stamp
- Playful Pals stamp set - for the smile
- Cloud embossing folder

To purchase Cricut products click here http://us.cricut.com/home
- Expression macine
- Create a Critter
- Gpsy

My Pink Stamper Stamps - Currently not available, possibly one ebay or Face Book Sales
- Thats Punny-licious stamp set
- More Punny-licious stamp set

I also used my Cuttlebug machine and the swirl embossing folder