Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Dino Wobbler Card- You Are Rawrsome

Hey there, crafty friends!!
Sorry, I've been MIA. My household got hit with a nasty bug and I'm still feeling under the weather. 
But I wanted to pop in and show some love as Team Xyron and hangs out with our good friends from Photo Play to bring you a little crafty inspiration all week long!

Today, I'll be sharing how I made this super simple Dino Wobbler Card.


Supplies Used
Jurassic- Fossil, Rawr, Element Stickers (Photo Play)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Action Wobblers
Gray Cardstock
Craft Foam
Scissors
Paper Trimmer

If you have ever bought paper collections before, more than likely you've come across sheets like these... filled with journaling cards and quotes, or just coordinating pictures that go with the matching papers. They make great cards fronts or awesome add-ons to both cards and layouts. And I especially love it when paper sets come with more than one of the same sheet. That way if I mess up I have a backup, or in this instance, can make my card front multi-layered and dimensional. 


I saw this triceratops... It was huge!! This cutie was from the "Rawr" sheets and easily takes up an entire card front. I knew he would be amazing if he were three dimensional... or even better, three dimensional and wobbled!

I cut out 2 triceratopses. One I cut without the spikes, separated the head, and took off the shadowed foot. The other I left the scales and feet intact but removed the head.

Then, with my blending stylus added additional shading to his body and spikes.


Here is how I added dimension, with DIY foam adhesive.

I ran a piece of craft foam through my Xyron Creative Station Lite. I flipped it over and ran it through again, adding adhesive to both sides of my foam sheet.

Then, I cut it down to the sizes I needed and added it to the back of my triceratops bodies.

For my card base, I cut a piece of gray cardstock to 5.5" x 8.5" then folded in half to create an A2 sized card. I cut a piece of "Fossil" paper to 4"x 5.25" and the backside of the "Rawr" paper to 1.5"x 5.25".

I mounted the "wobbler to the back of the triceratop's head and attached it atop its body on the card front. Then I found the perfect sentiment... "YOU ARE RAWRSOME!" from the Jurassic Elements Stickers sheet.

And presto, so easy-peasy!!

Check out my finished card...




 And check it out here in action...


Isn't this little dino so stinking cute?? 

His little bobblehead just tickles me!!

I bet you're going to look at those panel sheets a little differently now, aren't you?!!
You can pretty much turn anything into a wobbler... and with the Rawr sheets from Photo Play's Jurassic Collection, you'll have tons to create with!!

I hope you're inspired and give wobblers a try! They really are so much fun!!

Happy Crafting!!
~Mitsyana

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tropical Thank You Card

Hello, Crafty Friends!! I'm back again with Team Xyron today and we're teaming up with Derwent all week long!! 

\Summer is in full-blown HEATWAVE mode down here in Texas. With temps easily reaching well over a hundred! GAH!! I am melting and dreaming of the beach in a far away tropical location... home! This island girl wants to get back to her island! But that doesn't look like it's gonna happen anytime soon. **SIGH**

Oh well, I can dream.

At last those dreams do stir up my imagination and creativity... Like for this Tropical Thank You card, I created for today's project using Derwent's Watercolour Pencils, Paper, and Brushes!! Keep on reading to see how I made it!


Supplies Used
Pam Bray Flamingo Row Red Rubber Stamps (Blank Page Muse)
Pam Bray Pineapple Red Rubber Stamp (Blank Page Muse)
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink (Imagine Crafts)
ColorBox Premium Dye Ink- Olive, Coral, Black Bean(Clearsnap)
3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder- Tropical Leaves (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Leaves, Spring (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Bookplate, Hinges,& Label (Sizzix)
Lynda Kanase Card Front Tropicool Leaves (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Stitched Ovals (Sizzix)
Glossy Dots (Pink and Main)
White Cardstock (Recollection)
Chalkboard Cardstock (DCWV)
Tim Holtz Stamping Platform (Tonic)
PITT Artist Pen X (Faber-Castell)
3D Foam Dots
Glue


If you have never tried Derwent Academy Products before, you must give them a try!
The quality is absolutely amazing. I was super impressed with the thickness and quality of the paper. It holds up great to water and moisture with very minimal warping. So far I am loving it!! 


And these watercolour pencils are HEAVEN!! When water is added the pigment practically pours from off the tips!! So creamy, so rich, so yummy!! I know, it sounds a lot like I'm talking about food! I think once you try them you'll want to gobble them up too!


Ok, back to creating...

I started by using my stamps in a stamp platform. I inked up the flamingo from the Flamingo Row set with Onyx Black ink and stamped the same image a couple times for a deep and dark impression. I found when watercoloring outlines tend to fade. Stamping a couple of times helps preserve the dark outlines.


Then I used my Derwent Watercolour Pencils to color in the image. I applied water with a brush from the Artist Brush Set and blended the color out.

For deeper richer pigment, I dipped the tip of my watercolour pencil directly into the water. Then applied the dampened tip onto the areas that I wanted concentrated color... it spread like BUTTER!! OMG... I'm in love!!!


After my image was fully dried, I hand cut out my flamingos and set them aside to work on my card base and background.

I took out a fresh sheet of textured watercolor paper and scribbled light green color pencil over half the surface. Then with the other half, I scribbled dark green.

Then with a wide brush applied water over top to create a two-toned watercolor wash.


For my card base, I used 110 lb white cardstock to create a top folding A2 sized card. I inserted the front flap into my Tropical Leaves 3D Embossing Folder to emboss just the front. For 3D folders, it's important to only us one cutting plate when running it through. Otherwise, you could severely damage your machine.

I cut down my colorwash sheet down to 4"x 5.25" piece centering the gradient of color. Then also embossed it with the Tropical Leaves embossing folder.


I applied Olive dye ink and Coral dye ink over the embossed areas to really make all the details pop.

Then used my Tim Holtz Stitched Oval Dies to cut an opening to create a frame.

I removed the center oval. Then inked all the edges with Black Bean dye ink.

I stamped out these pretty flowers from the Flamingo Row Stamp set. I used the leftover watercolour paper from my flamingos so I wouldn't be wasteful of this fabulous paper. I've noticed when I find awesome products I tend to treat them like gold... and nothing goes to waste.

I wasn't' going to use the stems and leaves so it didn't need to be stamped perfectly. As long as I had a great impression from the flowers, that's all that mattered.

I also stamped out some pineapples on more remnant watercolour paper, then colored my flower and pineapple images with my pencils and blended them out with water.

Once my images dried, I hand cut them all out.


See, I told you I treat awesome products like gold... I used this big leftover piece from my color wash to die cut stemmed leaves.

Then added tiny details and outlined the leaves using an XS PITT Artist Pen.


I ran my embossed frame through my Xyron and attached the frame to the embossed card front.

I attached foam adhesive dots to the backs of my flamingos and attached them to the card, tucked their lags behind the frame, and had their bodies peeking out the center opening.

Then I adhered the leaves, flowers, and pineapples around the opening of the frame.


I die cut the word "thanks" from plain white cardstock using a die from Lynda Kanase's Tropicool Leaves Card set. Then attached it to a black label I created using a die from Eileen Hull's Bookplate, Hinges, and Label set from Chalkboard cardstock.

I adhered the word to the label. Then ran the label through my Xyron Creative Station. I switched out my 5" cartridge for a smaller 3" refill to cut down on waste...  this is another "GOLD" product... so I barely make waste. 

For a final touch, I added glossy dots to all of the centers of my flowers.

And here is my finished card...





I hope you all enjoyed today's tutorial!!

I really enjoyed using the Derwent products. The quality was just amazing!!

I hope you are inspired to give them a try!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!
~Mitsyana

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This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run the Up On Tippy Toes blog at no additional cost to you.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Roller Coaster Card with Xyron & Lawn Fawn

Hello, Crafty Friends!! 
It's FRIDAY-FUNDAY here with Team Xyron and we are winding down our week-long partnership with our awesome friends at Lawn Fawn.


And today's project pretty much summarizes my past couple months of CRAZY! LIFE, what can you do? Am I right?? Well, let me tell you that more times than not life throws you for a loop and slaps you with the unexpected. But if you have a great support system your temporary obstacles become more maneuverable. 

We all could use some sunshine and rainbows on our cloudy days... and sometimes it take a friend holding an umbrella can help us get out of the rain. 

... And that is why I made this today's adorable card

I have a dear friend going through a rough patch. I created this card to remind her that I am always here for her and she doesn't have to go through it alone.


Supplies Used
Coaster Critters (Lawn Fawn)
Rainbow Plaid Paper Pad (Lawn Fawn)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
Chalkboard Cardstock (DCWV)
Black Archival Ink
Clean Color Real Brush Markers (Zig Kuretake)
Procolour Pencils (Derwent)
ColorBox Petal Point- Enchantment (Clearsnap)
White Gel Pen (Sakura)
Craft Foam
MISTI (My Sweet Petunia)
Acrylic Blocks
Paper Trimmer
Makeup Brush

First, I stamped my images from the Coaster Critters onto Strathmore Mixed Media Paper using a black archival ink. Then, I colored my images in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. To add more detail and depth, I added shadows with Derwent Procolor Pencils.

I used my Sizzix Big Shot with a magnetic platform to die cut the images out using the matching Coaster Critters Die cuts.

I like to spread all my pieces out and play with the arrangement before committing and gluing anything down.


 I knew I wanted a soft background that looked like the evening sky. So, I used a makeup brush to lightly blend the Heliotrope(purple)  onto plain white cardstock.

I applied color heavier at the top and worked my way down and softening the color as I go down,

I trimmed my background piece down to 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".  I trimmed a 1" x 3 7/8" piece of green plaid cardstock. Then I used my Mega Runner to attached it to the bottom for grass.

Then, I adhered that piece onto a 4 1/4" x 5.5" piece of rainbow plaid.

I mounted that card front onto an A2 sized card base made from plain white cardstock.

I love how Lawn Fawn included options to personalize my booth. I chose to stamp the word tickets onto mine. 



I wanted to make all my little pieces pop off the card but couldn't find my foam dots...

No problem!! I had tons of crafts foam laying around. I simply ran a sheet through my Creative Station, flipped it over, and ran through again. And presto, instant handmade foam adhesive sheet!!

I cut the foam sheet into tiny pieces and applied them to the back of all my little images to give them tons of dimension and assembled the pieces onto my card according to how I had laid them out earlier.


My card still needed a sentiment. I used the sentiment that reads " Life is full of ups and downs". I placed the stamp into my stamping tool to stamp my sentiment with clear embossing ink onto black chalkboard cardstock. Then, sprinkled white embossing powder over the top, heat emboss it, then cut it down to about a 3/8" strip.

I added some of my homemade adhesive foam to the back and attached it towards the top of my card.


Then, I stamped "Let's roll with it together" in black ink onto the inside of the card.


And here is my finished card...


I totally love all these little critters!!  I have this little guy manning my booth selling tickets.


And this cutie has her ears and balloon flying backward because the roller coaster is going so fast.


And what carnival is complete without cotton candy?!! YUM!!


As you can see there is just so much you can do with these little cuties... there are so many possibilities!!


I hope you all enjoyed my project for today!!

I can't wait for my friend to see it!! She could use something bright and cheerful! I'm pretty sure this is just enough happy to put a smile on her face.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!
~Mitsyana

DISCLAIMERS
This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

This blog contains affiliate links, clicking and shopping through these links helps to support and run the Up On Tippy Toes blog at no additional cost to you.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

24 Hr Craft Day on HSN

Hey, Crafty Friends! 
Today is 24 hour Craft Day over at HSN and I created a few sample projects that my AMAZING friend, Beth Kingston, will be airing for Diamond Press!! Don't forget to watch the event LIVE... You can check it out on HSN HERE

While you're watching... Be on the lookout for some of my samples!!

Check them out below!!






I used the Basic 10-pc  Embossing Folder Set for these next ones...



This tropical card


These were made from the Celebration Stamp & Die Set...










And these were from the new Nesting Border Die Cutting Set.




And these were created using the Constellation Stamp & Die Set...




If you are shopping today and love any of the products featured here I would suggest you pick it up as quick as you can. These sets sell out pretty fast and once they are gone they are gone!! Beth's last craft show SOLD OUT most of the sets. 

Hope you enjoyed all the cards you've seen here!!

HAPPY SHOPPING & CRAFTING!!
~Mitsyana