Monday, April 19, 2021

Cute Little Dinosaur Card

 Hello Friends,

Before I show you my card, I wanted to tell you that Blogger is getting rid of the FeedBurner feature. This means that if you kindly subscribe to my blog by email-you will no longer receive those emails. Boo! This is set for a couple of months from now. But I looked at the emails and there seems to be only a handful of legit emails. So I am going to have this blog post be the last post emailed out. Thank you for subscribing! You can see all of my crafty makes either here, on my Iliketocutandpaste Facebook and Instagram accounts.

So here is this cute thank you card!

I used an echo park embossing folder.  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions. And this cute dinosaur is a print and cut from my Silhouette machine and the Silhouette Design Store. Here lately I am loving the option of printing and cutting things out. Shhh don't let my stamps and stickers find out ;)

And who can resist googly eyes?  

Thank you for subscribing to my blog. I hope to see you in other outlets. :) Hugs!

I am submitting this card into the follow challenges:

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Orchid Vignette Box

 Hello Friends!

I am so excited to share a cool vignette box that I made for a friend of mine. :)  My friends loves and takes care of orchids-so I had to make sure I incorporated that into this box. It was a thank you from me to her. Sometimes cards just aren't enough ;)

So here is the vignette box:

I made these orchids using a silhouette design store file and wilted violet and wild honey distress oxide inks. The leaves are from a tim holtz funky floral die cut set and I trimmed the leaves to look like this. I did a little paper shaping, also.  I used a botanical rub on on from tim holtz in the background.

This is an adornment metal charm from tim holtz. I made it purple with alcohol ink.  And the dreamer of dreams is another rub on from a different set. 

There's another picture of the orchids because I love how they turned out. They are in a little tim holtz jar (corked vials) and I glued the stem to the side of the jar to keep the orchids from moving around.

The background is a tim holtz wallpaper that I colored with vintage photo and broken china distress oxide. The bird is clay and made from a mod podge mold. I painted it with a finnabair sparks paint-butterfly spells.

Rust! I love to create rust! I used finnabairs 3 paint/paste rust effects. This is over a clip thing that has a whole in it. Originally, it was an orange clip from Making Memories. Then I painted black gesso over it and clipped it to the side. I made the rust happen and used extra jump rings for the time coin and antique gem- both are tim holtz.

Here's a side view.  I sprayed stormy sky distress oxide spray onto the box so it has a blue tint.

Look at that rust!

Another view.  The paper doll is from tim holtz.

This is the 2nd smallest vignette box that Tim sells. I also added antique glass glitter from Melissa Francis along the corner on the left and the bottom.  I feel that I need more glitter in my life and used it here. :)

I am submitting this cool vignette box into the following challenges:

Path of Positivity Challenge: #90 Smile/Laugh This is a thank  you for my friend for helping me. I know she will smile when she sees the orchids. :)

Use Your Stuff: #420 Spring Easter

Thank you for stopping by! :)

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Pretty Yellow Daffodil!

 Hello Friends!

Happy New Month to You! We have a new challenge at the Rainbow Card Challenge. This month we are all about Daffodil. :) Check out this inspiring color board!

So this is what I did for Daffodil:

I used a dylusional stencil and art anthology yellow glitter dimensional paint to create the background. I made the pineapple using my silhouette machine. I used a little rustic wilderness distress oxide on the pinepple leaf. And the sentiment is a free stamp from a purchase from Taylored Expressions. I used mulberry paper behind the pineapple and pop dots. I stamped on the mulberry paper also and added some sweet little flowers from Paper Studio (hobby lobby).

Here is an angled look at the card. This way you can see the dimension and glittery goodness of the background. 

I hope you are inspired to get out all things yellow and make a fabulous card and link it to the Rainbow Card Challenge. We would love to see you! 

Thank you for stopping by! :)

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Little Easter Vignette

 Hello Everybody!

Easter is a week away! And I'm not sure I am quite ready. I had big plans-but sometimes I need to take small steps. LOL. So here is a small step in my Easter craftiness.

This is the smallest of the Tim Holtz vignettes. The little bunnies are from Hobby Lobby. So I used some distress ink on a piece of pattern paper for the background.  The butterfly and heart are  little metal charms from mod podge. I used speckled egg and kitch flamingo embossing glazes on them. The cool gems are studio katia. And you see see the fake moss grass stuff.

Let me tell you about the flowers! I won them from my friend Em. They are made out of white cardstock.  I used chrome yellow ranger archival ink for yellow and broken china and wilted violet distress oxide inks. And then I added nuvo dots.

I painted the outside of the box with white acrylic paint. Once dry, I adhered this cute Doodlebug washi tape to the outside of it. (This super cute tape came from Simon Says Stamps) :)

Here is the vignette box again. :)

I am submitting this into the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp: Spring/Easter Mood Board.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you again real soon! :)

Sunday, March 21, 2021

My Love for Finnabair

 Hello Everybody!

This is an origin story-LOL. I was going through my pictures-and I realized that this is a project that I haven't posted anywhere. Not on my blog or Insta or FB. And I don't know how it happened but it's important for me to post it.  Wait--I made this project in January 2020 (I checked the date on the unedited pictures.)   LOL then things got busy and then there was a pandemic. 

It really did start my love for Finnabair moulds and waxes. So I was watching YouTube and watched Ann from Finnabair do an altered tin project. You can see it here. I was really inspired and thought-hey I can do that. 

Some how I had started making a few moulds. I had faces from sculpey.

So I got a mint tin. (Look there's two-but still to this day one still is in it's original state lol.)

I painted the whole thing in black gesso. I followed the video with what supplies I had.

I made this using a Tim Holtz sticker word. Maybe I had the Melange art pebbles already? I don't know but I was excited when she show how to make this. I adhered fine glitter behind the word.

Here is the bottom part started. There is the sculpey face and some little bit I put in the tin. That is silver paint not wax on the moon face.

Painted black gesso over everything that I knew would be permanent.

Here's the front of the tin.

Here it is now. This is some sort of mesh  that I adhered to the front of the tin.

I had a Finnabair paint-one of the opal magic. I painted blue first and then highlighted with the opal magic paint. There's my create art pebble.  I also started to add some fun glitter.

Now here is the front. It's possible I had a silver wax but I kind of think that was silver paint at the time.

And here is the inside. I also added some silver star sequins.  And I have loved Finnabair ever since. :) 

Thank you for stopping by! 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Bumble Bee Birthday Card

 Hello Friends!

Here is a card I made using some fun yellow glitter paint by Art Anthology.  It's dimensional too.  

Here's a close up of the cute bee! 
The bee was made using my silhouette machine. 
Party hat-Tim H. stampers anonymous
Yellow Nuvo Drops
Taylored Expressions sentiments and die (simple strips)
Seedless Preserves Distress Ink

I am submitting it into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by! :)

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Viking Happy Birthday

 Hello Friends!

This is a Happy Birthday Card I made for my dad. I love this little Viking Guy and it has taken me a few tries to color him and be happy with it. 

I used a gelli plate and a page from a book for the background. I also used a little walnut distress ink around the edges. I used prisma color markers to color the image. The Viking is from My Favorite Things Stamps. The happy is a Tim Holtz die. And the sentiment under it is a Taylored Expressions stamp and die cut. 

I stamped on the inside-which I don't often do but how could I not--this clever little sentiment had to go somewhere! :) 

I am submitting this card into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by! :)