Monday, July 30, 2012

Mixed Media Monday - Persuasion Tag

Hey Peeps!

It's Julie.  Hope everyone had a great weekend!  The Paper Wings gals were stamping their little wings off with the customers at Scrapbook N' More - and they really turned out some cool projects with the stamps.  While I was working on my demo, I was able to create a few tags, and there is one in particular I'd like to share with you here.

Back in June, I posted a card and made a mention of how the boat reminded me of Persuasion, by Jane Austen and that I was inspired to make a project about it.  Take a look :)

Background Details:
1.  Adhere various scraps of paper to a manila tag with glue, making sure to add glue to overlapping layers.
2.  Add a thin coat of white craft paint or gesson to mute the background and give it a more uniform look.
3.  Use Art Texture stamps and acrylic/craft paint to add interest.  NOTE:  when using paint with stamps, be sure to wash the paint off quickly so that it doesn't stick to the stamp.  Set aside to dry.

Ship Details:
1.  Stamp Window on brown and white cardstock.  Stamp boat from Sea Melange set to same white cardstock inside window shape.
2. Color and trim boat image and add to brown frame. I used markers for the top sky and sea, and boats.  To make cloudy look behind boats I used a distress marker on my craft sheet and added a little water, and then dipped my fingertips into the color and added it to the paper repeatedly.
3. Adhere with foam dots.

Main image and sentiment details:
1.  Stamp lady from Melange Women in very light ink on manila tag and color in features with distress markers.
2.  Stamp her again on two patterned papers with a coordinating ink and cut out elements to paper piece dress and shawl.
3. Stamp sentiment from Sentiments and Sayings on white cardstock.  Trim and ink edges with ink blending tool.  Add pink to heart elements.

I always feel so happy for Miss Anne Elliot when she finally finds out that Captain Wentworth really does love her.  Makes me want to go watch it again.

I love how this tag turned out with all of it's elements.  I think the added textures in the back give it something extra, and I liked working on the paper piecing of the dress.  I had not tried it on a stamp like this one, but I think the results are great.

On a side note, tomorrow is the last day for our Mission 004 Flight Plan challenge.  Make sure to get your projects posted to either Flickr or Pinterest.  Maybe this card will inspire you to make a project!

Take Flight!


Stamps: Art Textures, Window, Sea Melange, Melange Women, and Sentiments and Sayings 
Ink: Distress Inks by Tim Holtz/Ranger
Paper: Scraps from stash and a manila tag
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White and Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up!
Tools: Crop-a-dile, Ink Blending Tool from Ranger, foam tape, Prisma pencils, Distress Makers (Ranger), glue stick, acrylic paint
Embellishments:  Glaze pen by Sakura and ribbons

Friday, July 27, 2012

Feature Friday: Hanging Stars

Hello there peeps!

Today we feature the delightful Hanging Stars set by Liz Allen of Fine & Fancy.  Full of sparkle and charm just like Miss Lizzie herself, this set can be added to so many of your projects.  This stamp set can be used to celebrate the special people in your lives, everyday moments or special occasions like 4th of July, birth of child, congratulations, birthdays, anniversaries, Halloween, the winter holidays or just as a pick me up for someone.  Add the Hanging Stars to your tags, cards, gifts. ATCs or mixed media projects.

How about we see some tags by Liz and Julie?

The Stars Danced by Liz Allen


1. Use distress inks and ink blending tool to lightly cover the surface of tag with blue, green and purple inks.

2. Stamp flourish from Flourish Fun 1 on the top and near bottom of the tag.  Hand draw lines from top Flourish at varying heights.  Stamp or draw stars at the bottom of each line.  Stamp or draw a bow on top of each star.

3.  Write or stamp a sentiment.

4. Tear off bottom edge of tag.  Ink all edges with ink blender tool and distress ink.  Add Stickles to the bottom edge and to all the stars.

5. Tie on some tulle!

Supplies for The Stars Danced Tag
Stamps: Hanging StarsFlourish Fun 1
Ink: Memento in tuxedo black, Tsukineko; Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger 
Paper: Tag
Tools: Ink Blending Tool (Ranger); black pen
Embellishments:  Stickles by Ranger; tulle

Sprinkles of Love Tag by Liz Allen


1. Stamp flourish from Flourish Fun 2 on the top.  Hand draw lines from top Flourish at varying heights.  Stamp hearts at the bottom of each line.  Color in hearts with colored pencils.  Stamp a bow on top of each heart.

2. Stamp a sentiment.  Color in areas of background with a white colored pencil.

3. Add Stickles to all the hearts and bows.

4. Draw circles around border or stamp a border.

Supplies for Sprinkle Love Tag
Stamps: Hanging StarsFlourish Fun 2
Ink: black ink
Paper: kraft
Tools: colored pencils; black pen; Tim Holtz Distress Marker by Ranger in picket fence
Embellishments: Stickles by Ranger

Team USA tag by Julie Mogford

We're ready for the Olympics at my house and I thought a USA inspired tag would be fun.  The Hanging Stars set had some great elements for me to use on this tag and I really like the curved bottom.  Go USA!!!

1. Cover top two-thirds of tag with blue watercolor crayon, and then use paintbrush with water to blend out the color.
2. Stamp sentiments from Hanging Stars set diagonally in darker blue ink.
3. Stamps stars with white craft ink and emboss with white embossing powder.
4. Stamp staggered lines on text paper. Use red watercolor crayon as before to create red stripe. Adhere to tag and trim tag in same shape as staggered lines.
5. Spray shimmer mist on tag and blot dry. The water could react with background, and in this case, I didn’t want it to.
6. Stamp USA letters from Whimsical Solid Alpha in red ink and write “go team” above. Cut banner slits and adhere to tag with foam tape. Use red stickles to accent USA.
7. Add fun ribbon.
Supplies for Team USA tag 
Stamps: Hanging Stars, Whimsical Solid Alphabet
Ink: Archival Black by Ranger, Color Box Chalk Ink in Warm Red and Blue Iris, Stampin' Up! Craft ink in Whisper White
Paper: dictionary paper, manila tag
Tools: heatgun, Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen, Caran D'ache Watercolor Crayons, Stampin' Up dimensionals
Embellishments: Stampin' Up! Whisper White embossing powder, Radiant Rain Shimmer Mist in Pearl Gold by Luminarte, Glitz Stickles by Ranger in Ruby Slippers

Delight in the Lord tag by Julie Mogford

This tag was inspired by the designer herself, Miss Lizzie Allen.  To me this looks like something she might make.   I did of course have to do a little bit of stickles work.  Although you might not be able to detect it from this photo, but stickles are just about everywhere here.  The top scallop, sun, cloud, flowers, leaves and even the grass.  The sentiment is from our Scripture set, which is also designed by Liz.  I love this happy tag! 


1. Using an ink blending tool, add colors to create a sky and grass background. 
2. With same green ink, stamp staggered lines from Hanging Stars set at the bottom to create flower stems.  Using the small folk star, stamp repeatedly at the bottom of tag to create a grass effect.  Use the folk hearts to create leaves for flowers.

3. Stamp large hearts and flowers from the Louise set on the stems using black archival ink.  Press ink pads on non-stick surface to pool ink and use a brush and water to color in areas for grass, leaves and flowers.  Use white gel pen to accent flowers.
4. Cut cloud shape from text paper, adhere to tag and add white paint to dull text a bit.  Draw and cut sun shape from yellow scrap paper. Add to tag with foam tape.
5. Stamp scallop border from Louise set at top of tag and add a flying bird from the Bird Panel set. Color inside scallops with white paint or white gel pen.  Stamp sentiment from Scriptures set above flowers in black ink.
6. Use glitter to accent elements of tag.
Supplies for Delight in the Lord tag 
Stamps: Hanging Stars, Scriptures, Louise, Bird Panel
Ink: Archival Black by Ranger, Distress Ink (Ranger) in Vintage Photo, Wild Honey, Pickled Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean
Paper: dictionary, scrap yellow
Tools: Ink Blending Tool (Ranger), Signo gel pen, paintbrush, stampin up dimensionals
Embellishments:  White craft paint and Stickles (Ranger) in Distress Rock Candy, Baby Blue, Firefly, Orange Peel, Yellow, and Fruit Punch

You can also see Hanging Stars being used HERE, HERE and HERE.  I hope you are inspired to add some sparkle and love on your projects too!

Come and join us for another great pwp event, tomorrow at Scrapbook N' More in New Braunfels.  We will have a trunk show, demos, and a FREE make & take project.  It's from 11-4, hope to see you there!

Thank you for joining us today.

The Paper Wings Gals.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

What's Up Wednesday: Our 1st Newsletter

What's up peeps?!

Behind the scenes we are busy doing all sorts of projects including working on our first newsletter.  It will be full of information and inspiration all delivered right to your inbox!

We will be highlighting a stamp set from our first release.  How about a sneak?

Can you guess which stamp set will be featured?  Want to see what the final projects look like?  Read more about paper wings productions?  Don't miss out!  Sign up now for the newsletter HERE!

Take fight,
Paper Wings Gals

Monday, July 23, 2012

Paper Wings Productions Video!

Hi Peeps! 

Today, we have something special to share with you.  Check out our new video done by the very talented Julie Mogford. It is a new stop motion commercial for our company!  Take a look....

Isn't it fun??  We hope you'll rate it and comment on it at You Tube, and we would love it if you would share it with your friends on all of your favorite social media.

Thanks so much for your continued support of Paper Wings Productions. And, keep checking back for more inspiration!

Take Flight!

Paper Wings Gals

Friday, July 20, 2012

Feature Friday

Hello there peeps!

We added several new designers for our latest release of stamps.  Today we are featuring one of those designers, Erin Edelmann of Rag & Bone Studio.  Erin is Carrie's sister and a very talented freelance graphic artist.  She finds a lot of inspiration from music and lyrics.  Prints of her designs can be purchased on her Etsy shop.  Rag & Bone Studio on Etsy.

Here are some samples using the designs from Rag & Bone:

1. Stamp music from Text Melange over entire card base.
2. Stamp flowers from Flower Power on yellow pattern paper, ink edges and adhere to card base.
3. Stamp sentiment from Kind Words onto coated cardstock.  Ink paper with ink tool, and then flick water to create spots. Add sentiment and flower embellishment to aqua cardstock
4. Stamp phonograph from Lyrics on coated cardstock, cut and add distress ink to edges. Adhere with foam tape.

Stamps: Lyrics, Text Melange, Flower Power and Kind Words
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger in Barn Door, Broken China, and Vintage Photo
Cardstock: stash, clay coated paper
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey
Other:  Tim Holtz ink blending tool by Ranger; flower from Sassafrass, and foam tape from Stampin' Up!

1. Use ink blending tool to add background color to tag.
2. Ink tree stamp from Howlin' For You with browns and greys and stamp on background.
3. Add sentiment to bottom of tag. (I cut my sentiment away from image for more stamping options.)
4. Stamp and cut out wolf from Howlin' For You and adhere with foam tape.
5. Tie on black shear ribbon to finish tag.

Stamps: Howlin' For You
Ink: Memento by Tsukineko in tuxedo black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger in Weathered Wood, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye and Festive Berries (winter set)
Cardstock: Mailing Tag, clay coated paper
Other: Tim Holtz ink blending tool by Ranger, ribbon and foam tape from Stampin' Up!

1. White emboss circle background from Backgrounds in white.  Spray with mists.  Cut up piece into horizontal strips.  Attach to white panel.
2. Black emboss boots from Lyrics.  Tear piece.  Spray with mists over star stencil.  Attach onto circle background panel.
3. Stamp sentiment from Lyrics onto white strip using black ink.  Ink edges with black.  Attach onto circle background panel.
4.  Attach circle background panel to black card base.

Stamps: Backgrounds and Lyrics
Ink: Memento by Tsukineko in tuxedo black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger in black soot
Cardstock: Neenah Papers in solar white and black
Other: Embossing powers in black and white; various sprays and mists; Tim Holtz ink blending tool by Ranger; stencil from Balzer Designs by Crafter's Workshop

Enjoy the flight!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What's Up Wednesday

Hey Peeps!

Dropping in to share a couple of cards. The first one is a fairy tale inspired card. This little prince from Handmade by Lizzie Girl is just too cute, and I really love the castle as well.  So many details on these stamps.  When I saw this castle, I just envisioned it as this gleaming, idyllic place (not unlike the fairytales of our youth) and had to give it some "stickles" treatment. 

This would be a cute birthday card for a young boy, or even a "soon to be" bride.

The Details:

1. Adhere background paper to 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base.
2. Stamp prince and castle (twice) on separate pieces of paper.
3. Color prince, paper piece gold crown, and add jewels.
4. Using Eclipse tape, I drew rays from a center point, cut the rays apart and used them as a template on one of the castle pieces for creating the sun ray background.  I used 3 different colors - yellow, orange, and a gold irridescent. Die cut this piece and a second larger piece in brown.
5.  Color second castle, fussy cut the castle leaving off the flags (they are already stamped on the first layer).  Adhere castle, color flags, and add stickles.
6. Stamp sentiment on gold paper and circle punch - adhere with foam tape.
7. Use gold pen to accent prince belt buckle and trace around label die to add detail to die cut.

I have one more card to share with you.  There is another paper wings gal with a birthday coming up next week.  Can you guess who? Happy Birthday C!

I used the Mission 004 Flight Plan as my inspiration, a few new stamps from the June release and a little creativity and came up with this fun birthday card.  I love that this is one of those cards that could be great for just about any sentiment and any color scheme! And, can you believe that the main flower, white flower and orange flower all came from the Flower Power set?  Love that!!!

The Details:

1. Adhere strip of paper to bottom of 4.25 x 5.5 inch card.
2. Stamp and cut out Lace Border stamp from yellow paper.
3. Stamp and emboss small flower stamp on textured gold paper. Adhere behind straight edge of border and then adhere both to card base.
4. Cover small tag in dictionary paper, ink paper and edges and stamp flower in orange. Cut small circle for hole and add ribbon.
5.  Use markers to color large flower directly on rubber.  Spritz with water and stamp.  Cut around flower and adhere to tag and flower with foam dots to card base.
6. Stamp sentiment in brown ink.  NOTE: I cut my sentiments apart when I want them to fit "just right".  This sentiment is from a longer stamp.
7. Add 3 brown pearls.

Thanks for dropping by the Aviary! I hope you enjoyed the projects today and hopefully they have inspired you too.  Come back soon for more stamping goodness!


Supplies for My Prince
Stamps:  Prince
Ink: Memento ink by Tsukineko in tuxedo black; Dylusions Sprays by Ranger - Lemon Zest and Squeezed Sunshine
Pattern Paper: Memory Box
Cardstock: Neenah Papers in solar white and pearlized blue cardstock and gold paper from stash
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies, gold gel pen, circle punch
Embellishments: Stickles by Ranger - Stardust, Gold Perfect Pearls (with water for spray)

Supplies for happy birthday / Mission 004
Stamps:  Lace Border, Flower Power, Sayings and Sentiments
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink - Tangerine and Chestnut Roan, Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint, Stampin' Up! Craft Ink - Whisper White, Distress Markers (Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint)
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey (yellow and green), dictionary paper, textured gold paper from stash
Cardstock: Neenah Papers in solar white
Tools: We R Memory Keepers - Cropadile (hole punch),
Embellishments: pearls and ribbon - stash, SU! Whisper White Embossing Powder

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mixed Media Monday: Once Upon a Time....

Good Monday peeps!

It's Shay here bringing you a fairy tale of a project for that little prince or princess in your life or the older prince and princess as everyone could use some magic in their lives.

Using the adorable Prince and Princess stamp sets by Liz B. of handmade by Lissie girl, the really cool trees from Howlin' For You by Erin Edelmann of Rag & Bone Studio and Hanging Stars by Liz A. of Fine & Fancy, I came up with a canvas with the quintessential castle and forest for my prince and princess.

Here are some basic directions of what I did:
  1. Paint a 12x12 canvas (or paper) with green and blue acrylic paints.
  2. Attach random bits of torn pattern paper to the green and blue sections and paint over edges with appropriate paint.
  3. Stamp in black and paper piece castle, prince, princess and horse drawn carriage using various pattern papers.  Color in with various markers.  Edge with black pen.
  4. Stamp trees in brown ink on pattern paper 4 times and attach to canvas.  Paint over pattern paper with green and blue where appropriate.  Paint over trees with brown paint to elongate trees.  Stamp over bits of the painted trees with tree stamp.
  5. Stamp lines from Hanging Stars in black ink along the top of the canvas.  Stamp over the lines to make longer lines in different areas.  Punch out lots of stars from pattern paper.  Attach to sky over lines sporadically.
  6. Attach castle, horse drawn carriage, prince and princess.  Draw a road from the castle stamp road onto the rest of the canvas where the horse and carriage are using dark grey Copic marker.  Edge it with black pen. 
  7. Paint a free handed scallop edge around canvas with gold paint.  Use a black pen/marker to loosely outline scallop edge.
  8. Stamp "Once upon a time" onto a label.  Attach to top left of canvas.
More embellishment: Adding Stickles on to the stars and/or shimmer spray over canvas which I may do later.  You could also use punches to punch out leaves for the trees.

The adorable prince and princess:

Fancy horse drawn carriage:

Banner waving castle:

Enchanted shadowed forest:

Another view:

Stamps: Hanging Stars, Howlin' For You, Prince and Princess
Ink: Memento ink by Tsukineko in tuxedo black; Jenni Bowlin by Ranger in brown sugar
Pattern Paper: Kissing Booth 6x6 paper pad by Basic Grey; Paper Heart 6x6 paper pad by Crate Paper; Madison Avenue Lost and Found 6x6 paper pad by My Mind's Eye; Destination, Geographic, Great Scot, Harvest and Telegraph by Studio Calico
Cardstock: Neenah Papers in solar white
Tools: Signo gel pen in white by Uni-ballPrecision Pen by American Crafts in black; Memory Marker by American Crafts in chestnutCopic markers; Glossy Accents by Ranger; Matte Multi-Medium by Claudine Hellmuth Studio by Ranger; craft smart acrylic paint in pool blue; Americana acrylic paint in turquoise blue; Claudine Hellmuth Studio by Ranger in landscape green; Folk Art acrylic paint in Metallic Antique Copper, Metallic Antique Gold
Embellishments: die cut label from K & Company's Julianne Vintage Label Die-cute Cardstock

I hope you have a fairy tale of a week!

Take flight,

Friday, July 13, 2012

Spotlight on Penny Miner

Today we are featuring a spotlight on Penny Miner.  Penny has designed the Funky Alphabet set.  We look for more great things from Penny in the future.

Hi, I’m Penny Allen-Miner. I have an amazing husband and two VERY handsome boys….well okay they are young men (21 and 20…as of today). My husband is a retired United States Marine pilot, and currently flies for an airline, and my boys are currently in college. I am a wife and a stay at home mom who goes where I am needed!!! It’s a great job…and I am glad that I am that “someone” who has to do it!!! I thank the Lord EVERYDAY for His amazing provisions!!

I love to doodle!! I love to emboss on metal!! I love to decoupage!! I love doing personalized name art for friends!! It is fun to just sit and put pen to paper to see what I come up with. My sister, Liz is a big part of my art…..I’m not going to say she “makes” me do it…BUT…..she makes me do it ….and I am glad!! Haha!! She inspires me to be creative, and to think outside of the box!!! I am very carefree….and I live my life by faith. Having the opportunity to doodle and having it seen by Carrie has been gratifying. I am thankful to be a part of the Paper Wings team!!!

Ten Things Questionnaire:

       One of your favorite books from childhood?
          I must confess….as a child…I didn’t like to read!! I loved being outside and being active. However, when I had kids the book that I loved to read in their childhood was Willie Waiakula and the Three Mongooses!!! (A Hawaiian version of Goldie Locks and the Three Bears…complete with the pigeon dialect of the Hawaiian Islands!!!)

Two trends that you will never stop loving no matter how wrong?

Hmmmm…. I guess being a native texas girl…I will always love “big hair” and leggings or sweat pants (they are sooooo comfortable!!!).

Three of your roles in life?

First and foremost, follower of Jesus Christ.
Wife, mother and CEO of Miner Manor
Daughter, sister and friend

Four of your favorite art tools?

Pencil (for sketching the design).
Eraser (for erasing the pencil marks).
Uni-ball Vision Fade and Water-resistant pen (for the final project).
Tim Holtz red handled scissors (A DEFINITE MUST!!!).

Five Places you want to visit?

New York City
Italy…this time the Amalfi Coast
Hong Kong

Six sources of inspiration?

God’s beautiful earth
HGTV (hahaha…I’m addicted!!)
My family (never a dull moment there!!!)
Liz (my sister….just watching her…gives me ideas!!)
Other artists….pinterest, blogs, internet

Seven People that you wish to thank?

God, for giving me His unconditional love and life
My parents, for raising me in a Christian home
My husband and kids, for loving me for who I am
My sisters, for being there for me in the good times and in the bad
My friends, for encouraging me in many ways
BK…for giving of her time so unselfishly to share her talent

Eight totally random bits of information:

              Do you like silence, listen to music or watch something as you create?
Well…I never know when I am going to create, so I would have to say that there has to be some kind of sound….sometimes it is Christian music…but mostly it is HGTV….

Do you cook?
Yes, I do cook. Not my favorite thing to do in the kitchen, but I do cook. I would rather be baking!!! Yummmmmmm!!!
Velma, Fred, Daphne, Shaggy or Scooby?
Scooby, of course!!! He’s got the personality!!!

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
My superpower would have to be the ability to make people happy 24/7!!!

A book you would like to live in?
An architecture homes book or Better Homes and Gardens book… day your home could be in the mountains…the next you could be living Coastal!!! Think of all the possibilities….

How many pets?
One…just Jake…because there is only one Jake…J!!!

What talent do you wish you had?
I think that if I could have a talent, I would want to be a musician, singer/songwriter!!

Who do you wish would decorate your house?
I would want Sarah Richardson of Sarah’s house….HGTV!!! She uses classic design with a hint of unpredictable!! Love, love her style!! If she wasn’t available, I wouldn’t object to Candice Olson or Genevieve Gorder or David Bromstad (mostly for his painting….I’m not a fan of the fake animal heads….).

Nine Items on or in your desk/worktable?

Pad of paper
Color pencils
Metal emboss tools/metal
Light box

Ten colors you could not live without?
          Just 10??? My favorite 4 are blue, red, green and yellow…and of course all shades of those!!! Delft blue, Indigo blue, crimson, ochre, lime peel, and pink(s).

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What's Up Wednesday: Happy Birthday!!

Hello there peeps,

What's Up?  It seems to be birthday month here at paper wings productions.  This past weekend dear Ms. Liz Allen (fine and fancy) celebrated her birthday and today is Julie's birthday!   Happy belated birthday, Lizzie!  Happy birthday, Julie!

Lately, I have been downright awful about getting out cards to my friends, but I am of the mind that later is better than never (how surprising is it to get a card 6 months after your birthday?  Makes for a long birthday celebration).

Today I am sharing with you the cards I made for Liz and Julie which I haven't given to them yet (Liz and Julie, if you don't want to see your cards here then look away).

Liz's birthday card:

For a starting off point, I wanted to use Liz's Hanging Stars stamp set.  On a 4.5 inch x 5.5 inch piece of white cardstock, I stamped the main curving line image and then alternated between stamping the large folk star and the small folk star onto the bottom of each line with Memento ink by Tsukineko in tuxedo black.

Because the card needed something or someone under the stars, I stamped little Sophie from the Sophie stamp set and added the curvy string and balloon from that set to add some birthday fun again in Memento ink.  I knew I was going to do some paper piecing over some parts of Sophie so I stamped her twice on 2 different pattern papers from Basic Grey's Kissing Booth 6x6 paper pad and Crate Paper's Paper Heart 6x6 paper pad and stamped the balloon once on another paper from the same paper pad.

Before adhering the paper pieces I took out a sponge dauber from Tsukineko and 3 colors of Tim Holtz Distress Ink: tumbled glass, stormy sky and faded jeans.  I began with tumbled glass going over the panel in a circular motion trying to avoid the stars and most of Sophie. Next I came in with stormy sky concentrating the color to the top of the panel and adding some sporadically onto the rest of the panel.  Then I finished up with faded jeans just at the top and around the edges of the panel.  

Then I sprayed iridescent spray over the entire panel.  And I colored in Sophie's skin, hair and mouth with Copic markers.  I also colored in the stars using a white Uni-ball Signo gel pen. 

I then adhered the paper pieced elements to the ballon and Sophie and finished up Sophie by coloring in her socks/tights and shoes with Copic markers again.  To the bottom of the card I added some free hand cut wavy pieces of patterned paper from the Basic Grey Kissing Booth paper pad.

I wanted to add yellow stickles to the stars (stickles are a most for anything for Ms. Liz), but oh no! I have no yellow stickles.  What to do?  I colored in the white stars with a yellow Copic marker and then used Diamond stickles over it.  Problem solved.

I added a little banner stamped from a sweet sentiment handwritten by Liz on a piece of white cardstock and then because the white was too stark I inked up the banner with another sponge dauber using Jenni Bowlin ink in malted milk and inking the edges in brown sugar.  Lastly, I adhered the panel to a kraft colored card base.  Pretty cute!

Wish big this birthday, Ms. Liz!

Stamps: Hanging Stars and Sophie
Ink: Memento ink by Tsukineko in tuxedo black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger in tumbled glass, stormy sky and faded jeans; Jenni Bowlin by Ranger in malted milk and brown sugar
Paper: Kissing Booth 6x6 paper pad by Basic Grey; Paper Heart 6x6 paper pad by Crate Paper
Cardstock: Neenah Papers in solar white and sand
Tools: Signo gel pen in white by Uni-ball; Precision Pen by American Crafts in blackSponge dauber by Tsukineko; MONO permanent adhesive by Tombowliquid adhesive by Scotch; Copic markers
Embellishments: Stickles by Ranger in diamond; Memories Mist in iridescent

Julie's birthday card

My starting off point for Julie's card was her Window set (have you seen Julie using this stamp set in her video?  If not, check it out HERE) and I had an idea to pair it with the Happy Day set.

First on a 4.25 inch x 5.5 inch piece of white cardstock I stamped the main window image in upper middle part of the panel in Memento ink in tuxedo black.  I stamped the ledge image at the bottom the window and then colored it in with Copic markers.

Next using some patterned paper from Crate Paper's Paper Heart 6x6 paper pad I stamped the larger pennant from Happy Day 5 times using Memento ink in tuxedo black and cutting them each out.  On each pennant I stamped a letter from the "happy" image and colored them in with a pink Copic marker.  I did ink up the edges.
Using the My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Madison Avenue 6x6 paper pad that I received as a present for my birthday this year (thanks, Jane!),  I stamped out the shutters from Window twice and stamped the bird from the set (what a cutie!).  I cut them all out.  To cover up some of my wonky cutting on the bird I used a Precision Pen from American Crafts to edge my birdie friend and I colored him in a bit more with a pink Copic marker.  He was adhered to the ledge.  Isn't he so sweet there?

I adhered the shutters outside the window frame (I colored in part of the image with a Copic marker).  I also did some subtle stamping on the right and left edges of the panel to mimic the texture of stucco using one of the stamps from Julie's Art Textures stamp set using Jenni Bowlin's ink in malted milk.  I also edged the panel with the same ink.

Next I adhered the pennants to a piece of Divine Twine in oyster (gray and white) and adhered it all on top of the window to create a little banner.

I added a little computer generated "birthday" inside the window under the banner.

For a bit more interest I added hand cut stripes of patterned paper from the same Madison Avenue paper pad and also stamped out onto the Madison Avenue paper pad the scallop edged curtain from the Window set using Memento ink and used part of it on the top right hand corner of the card.

My last bit of stamping was to add the longer line from the Window set onto the bottom strips of pattern paper.  Lastly I adhered the panel to a kraft colored card base.

There you have it.  A semi-clean and pretty card for Julie.  Happy birthday, Julie!

Stamps: Art TexturesWindow and Happy Day
Ink: Memento ink by Tsukineko in tuxedo black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger in soot black; Jenni Bowlin by Ranger in malted milk and brown sugar
Paper: Lost and Found Madison Avenue 6x6 paper pad by My Mind's Eye; Paper Heart 6x6 paper pad by Crate Paper
Cardstock: Neenah Papers in solar white and sand
Tools: Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool by RangerMONO permanent adhesive by Tombowliquid adhesive by Scotch; Copic markers
Embellishments: Divine Twine in oyster by Whisker Graphics 

I hope you will join in us in wishing both Liz & Julie the happiest of birthdays and a fabulous year to come!

Take flight,

P.S. Mark your calendars because Carrie's birthday is July 24th!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Mixed Media Monday

Hey there peeps!
Today I have a fun and fast project for you.  For this project, I have stamped onto an adhesive backed sheet of metal foil.  Ranger packages it a couple of different ways.  It can be found at your local craft store, but better yet, get it from an independent store such as Stamp Antonio.  I made the centerpiece for this card with the metal foil and mounted it onto a card.

 Here's how I made the centerpiece:
I started off mounting a square of the metal foil sheets onto a square of chipboard (thick cardboard).  I stamped the bird from the Bird Melange set and a crown from Royal Melange set using the Staz On ink pad.

I also stamped around the edges of the metal foil piece with some swirls from the Flourish Fun set.  After letting the ink dry, I took an awl (lots of things could be used...a stylus, old ball point pen, anything with a pointed edge) and drew over the stamped swirl images.

I continued to doodle and embellish the metal with the awl, creating hatch marks and creating small dots.

I glued Tim Holtz's tissue paper to the card after first crumpling it up and then smoothing it out before adhering.  

I used the words "come fly with me" from the Bird Melange set and edged the bottom of the card with the Scallop border set.  The solid scallop border was inked with a silver dabber and the outline was stamped using Staz On ink.  

I hope you have enjoyed our mixed media Monday project!

Enjoy the flight!

Stamps: Bird Melange, Royal Melange
Ink: Black Staz On from Tsukineko
Cardstock: white square 6" card
Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap
Silver Paint Dabber
Metal Foil Sheet

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