Friday, August 27, 2021

Eileen Hull - Marker Forte August Stamp Release

 Hey, Crafty Friends!!

I'm so excited to finally share some awesome news... 

Eileen Hull partnered up with Marker Forte to produce premium quality clear stamps!! How exciting, right??!!

 Today, marks the launch of the first 3 stamp sets. In celebration of this occasion, the Inspiration and Education teams have collaborated to bring EH fans an assortment of creative ideas using these stamps!!

Here are a few projects I made with the NEW stamp sets...

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The first card in my lineup uses 

the stamp set...

I inked the library card stamp with Versafine black ink and stamped it onto white cardstock. 

Then cut out it out and inked the cards with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Inks. 

Then I labeled one of the library cards "OVERDUE" (included in the set) stamping it in Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink.

Then stamped a couple of tickets onto coral Colored cardstock, cut them out, and inked the edges with more Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink.

I layered these Ephemera over Eileen Hull's beautiful Mandala die, surrounded them with flowers and leaves, and attached them to front of a 5"x7" card.

For this next card I used the 
stamp set...
This patter measure 4"x 6" but as you can see I used it to create a slimline card.

I simply stamped the image twice. Getting the inked impressions as close as I can together without overlapping them.

The image doesn't make a continuous pattern...
But since I used Eileen's Mandala, no one will even see or notice it. I die-cut 2 Mandalas, 1 in a coral cardstock and 1 in white, and offset it a bit so the white peeks through on the side. Then laid it over the area where the pattern doesn't perfectly match. This creates an illusion that it is a continuous pattern.

I also incorporated the dainty wreath from Eileen's  Wreath and Snowflake die set, I die-cut 2 and stacked them directlyon each other for more dimension...

And I also added the William Wordsworth quote from the previously shown "Buttons, Cards, and More" set.

I stamped the background as well as the quote using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink.

And last, but certainly not least, I created a bright and cheerful card using the
stamp set...

I loved the blocked grid frame. You can use it to put any of the included stamped images into the coordinating sized blocks. Or you can also as a interesting background stamp, like I've done below.

I've used the little flowers and leaves as accents, stamped multiples of each, then fussy cut them all out, and added a single flatback adhesived pearl to each flower center.

I grouped my flowers and leaves catty corner from each other.

And use a heart-shaped tag in the center. I inked the edges of my tag with Mustard Seed & Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Inks.  Then tied a button topped bow on top.

In the center of the heart tag. I used the little solid heart stamp from the set stamped in more Carved Pumpkin ink.

I also stamped the word " Congratulations" in more Carved Pumkin ink and cut it into a thin strip.

And I attached both to the center of my heart.

I love how each of these card turned out. Each are so individually different and yet components from each set work so beautifully together!

If you're like me and can't decide on which one set to get, think about getting all three!! Eileen has a great deal on a bundle below...

Other Supplies Used (*Affiliate Links)
Eileen Hull *Mandala Die (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Wreath and Snowflake Dies (Sizzix)
*Mega Runner (Xyron)
Glue Gun (Xyron)
*Distress Oxide Inks- Tea Dye, Vintage PhotoCandied AppleWorn Lipstick,
Yellow Gardenia (I Am Roses)
Small Green Leaves (I Am Roses)
White Cardstock (Accent)
Colored, Craft Cardstock (Recollections)
Green Twine
Fashion Button (Buttons Galore)

I really hope you enjoyed my projects for today!! 

For more inspiration using these sets, check out the rest of the Eileen's Inspiration and Education teams. They are packed full of creative ideas!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Loads of Love- Vintage Truck Wobbler Card

Hello, Crafty Friends!! It has been a while since I posted here on my blog but I am so glad to be back and posting for the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team!

Today, I created this fun and adorable slimline card featuring Eileen Hull's New Vintage Truck from Sizxix... with a bonus fun factor, IT WOBBLES!!
Supplies Used
Eileen Hull Vintage Truck Box (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Grass #660326 (Sizzix)
Mat Board (Sizzix)
Action Wobbles (Hampton Arts)
Heart Punch (EK Success)
Sentiment Stamps (Diamond Press)
Distress Oxide Inks- Black Soot, Mowed Lawn, Lucky CloverCandied Apple (Ranger Ink)
Paper- Blue, Teal Gingham, Pink (Kingston Crafts)
Versamark (Tsukineko/ Imagine Crafts)
White Embossing Powder (Imagine Crafts)
Heat Embossing Tool
White Cardstock (Accent)
Black Cardstock (Recollections)
Light and Dark Green Cardstock (Recollections)
Silver Foiled Cardstock (Grafix)

 This Vintage Truck Die is a ScoreBoards die, and like most of Eileen's dies are meant to cut an array of thicker materials. Which makes it much more versatile. This die was designed to create a box but I'm going to use it without the box feature and use it to create a slimline card instead.

The Truck section of the die measure around 7"×3-1/2", this was not an exact measurement. I cut a 7" piece of Mat Board to accommodate,  allowing a little wiggle room off all sides for shifting when I die cut it through my Big Shot machine. 

I also cut a piece of blue navy blue Kingston Craft paper to 7"×5". I ran the paper through my Xyron Creative Station with permanent adhesive and adhered it onto the piece of Mat Board. 

Next, I cut off a 7" × 3-1/2" portion and placed it over the main Truck portion of the die. Then I used the remaining piece of Mat Board to die-cut the fender pieces. I also Die cut the tires from black cardstock and the hubcaps from silver foiled cardstock.

I inked all my Truck pieces with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink to make all the edges of the pieces stand out.

 I ran my Fender & Wheel pieces through my Xyron 3" sticker maker. Turning my die-cut pieces into stickers makes for quick and easy placement with absolutely NO drying time. Then I just peeled and stuck all the pieces in place and set my truck to the side.

I used my Eileen Hull Grass Die ( I'm so sad that this one was discontinued-sorry) to die cut 2 pieces each of dark and light green cardstock. I inked the edges of the grass with Lucky Clover & Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks and set my grass to the side while I worked on my slimline card base.

The card base itself is a 9"x8" piece of white cardstock scored and folded in half lengthwise to create a 9"x 4" card. 

I cut a mat for the card base measuring 8-3/4"x3-3/4" piece of navy blue Kingston Craft paper. Then cut an 8-1/2"x3-1/2" piece of teal and white gingham paper to mat that one. But before attaching it, I adhered the die-cut pieces of grass and trimmed off any overhang.

Then used my Xyron Tape Runner to adhere the panels onto my card base.

Next, I used more light green and dark green cardstock to die-cut pine trees. I cut out 4 of each color and inked them with Mowed Lawn and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks. Then attached them onto my card front hiding the tree stumps behind the grass.

I punched out a couple hearts from pink Kingston Crafts paper using an EK Success Heart Punch. It's an old favorite and I'm not sure if it is even produced anymore. But you can substitute whatever heart die you have laying around. 

I inked the edges of my hearts with 
Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink and then stamped them my Diamond Press "Wishing you loads of LOVE" sentiment using Versmark ink. I sprinkled white embossing powder over the top and then heat set it.

I attached the heart on top of the truck bed.

Then attached an action wobble spring to the back. I first found the center of my die-cut, an area that would be "balance" my truck without tipping or leaning more towards one side, then traced around the wobble spring for exact placement before attaching it.

Once I was happy with the placement, I attached it to my truck and then attached the truck onto my card.

And here is my finished card...

Check it out in action!!

How FUN & CUTE is this??!!

I hope you enjoyed my quick tutorial! I hope to be posting more fun tutorials so be sure to come back soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

And until next time...