Hi Everyone! I tried doing some paper quilling a few months back on a card and I really didn’t know what I was doing. I had bought the Lake City Crafts Quilling tool at a crafting convention and didn’t really know what to do with it. When it was time to make a birthday card for my Step-Mom, I knew I wanted to try a different technique than I usually do. Then I remembered that quilling tool and started doing some research. I found that quilling boards can help you create consistent circles and then you can pinch those circles in certain ways to make different shapes. Once I did a little research I realized that paper quilling is not as complicated as I was trying to make it. There are some good websites online with free information to help you get started . There’s even a quilling forum! I plan on incorporating quilling in some of my holiday cards as well. Check out these quilled Poinsettias!
After I did my research I decided that I really liked the flowers that had all of the perfectly sized petals and leaves. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to do that by ‘eyeballing’ it. I needed a quilling board, but I didn’t have enough time to get one online because I only had two days before the birthday party and I also didn’t want to have to search one out since I know quilling isn’t the most popular paper crafting technique. So, what’s a girl with a nice pile of wood, a computer , and a laser cutter to do? Design and cut my own, of course! My qulling board is about 6″ x 5-1/2″ and hasmany different size holes to chose from. It’s only $3.50! Buy it here on our website. I used the 20mm, 15mm, and 10mm circle sizes to make the card below. The larger flower on the left was a freehand technique that can also be done using pins and a corkboard.
I’m so excited to announce that Intoxicating Arts now carries Art Impressions stamps! These fun stamps are a great way to add some laughter to your cards. Art Impressions is well known for their Girlfriends series. They also have “shake your booty” stamps which are made specifically for use with action wobbles. Another fun series they offer is the “Try-Folds” stamps. These stamps are made for use with tri-fold cards. As you un-fold the card, the story that the stamps made comes to life! Have you been looking for the perfect stamp for someone who has a birthday coming up and they are not looking forward to it? Art Impressions stamps turn the dreaded birthday and the thought of turning yet another year older into a comical occasion.
When I set out to make this card, I was trying to interpret a technique I learned from Jennifer Mcguire on her You tube channel. She used texture paste and watercolors and a vellum overlay, along with some die cuts to make a house warming card. I used embossing powder and the Stampers Best (discount code shown on the right side of my blog page! ) hounds tooth background stamp. Then I sprayed it with Luster Mica Spray Mist in Hawaiian Shores and Hawaiian Orchid. I die cut vellum from a Spellbinders die and stamped using an inexpensive acrylic stamp that I’ve had for a few years. The cupcakes are from Lawn Fawn’s Beep Boop Birthday stamp set. The cupcakes were colored with Distress Markers and used to cover up the glue dots I placed on the back. I found some ribbon and a flat back embellishment from my stash and added that for a little more interest. I was so happy to find the perfect stamp for the inside in one of my ‘never been used’ Tim Holtz cling stamp sets! Here’s the inside:
I flicked Luster Spray Mist on the inside by unscrewing the cap and tapping the “straw” part of the cap assembly. I’m pretty happy with how this card came out and just might have to do it again! Thanks for stopping by!
Hi everyone! I just made this card last night for my Mom’s Birthday. Like most times, I sat down only with an idea of which products I wanted to use and a slight idea of what I wanted to do. I had no idea the card would come out looking like this, but I am pretty happy with it!
I started by spraying the background with Hawaiian Shores Luster Spray Mist to give it a nice creamy color. Then I used my Tim Holtz Dot Fade Layering Stencil with Hawaiian Orchid. Then I centrally sprayed Deep Sea Dive and used my heat tool to move it around a little bit . After that dried, I sprayed Shallow Waters using the same technique. Next, I grabbed my Stars Stencil ($1.99 in Mylar, $0.75 in Oil Board) and added Dusty Concord Distress Ink using a blending sponge. The cupcake stamp is from Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints and I’ve been dying to use it! I decided to keep that simple since there’s so much going on in the background and a ton of shimmer! The “happy birthday!” stamp is from one of The Paper Studio’s phrases sets that I got from Hobby Lobby. I like that they’re photopolymer and individual words. I did mess up the spacing just a little bit though. Lastly, I added a few gemstones. These were in a $1.00 pack from Joann’s. I kept the inside of the card super simple and just sprayed a few spritzes of Hawaiian Orchid, Deep Sea Dive, and Shallow Waters. I still need to write a message on the inside.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my card. I love it when I “have” to make a card because sometimes I find myself avoiding my craft room and feeling uninspired. It seems like the moment I make myself go in there I realize all the awesome things that I have to play with and I get in the mood to create !! 🙂
This is the card that I am making for my Fiance for his 27th Birthday . He has more than been hinting lately that he wants to go camping. I love camping, but it’s just a schedule issue why we haven’t gone lately. You see, a person needs free time to go camping and that is something I have none of lately! I did, however, make sure to put aside a little bit of time to make him a Birthday Card. This card is not yet finished. I need to do the inside, but I am just to excited to wait to share it! The inside is going to say “let’s go on an adventure”. The adventure being camping. The weekend of his Birthday, I have nothing that I need to do because I am going to make sure to get it done during the week. So , when he opens the card, I will tell him we can leave that weekend if he wants to. I will share the card again when it’s completed, but I just had to show it so far! By the way, the tree that I used is actually the Love Hearts Tree that I made. I just snapped off a few branches to make it more manly. Pretty cool, huh? If you want to purchase the tree, just click right here. It’s $4.95 and made of THICK 1/8″ wood , but the branches snap off easily since they are a thin cut. It adds a ton of dimension. I used a wood-grain stamp and inked the edges to make it look like it belongs. The tree is actually pretty large, but this card is huge so it kind of dwarfs the largeness of the tree. I will post the exact dimensions when it is finished, but I believe it’s at least 8″ wide. That’s it for now. Thank you for peeking!
Hey everyone ! I’m sorry I have been neglecting the blog but life has been ultra busy since school is back in now. I recently made a card for my sisters birthday. Making cards has kind of become an obligatory artistic task that I don’t mind being obligatory. Haha . Basically what I mean is since I have already made cards for some of my family members I feel obligated to make them for all of them. However, it doesn’t bother me because I use it as a valid excuse to have to make something 🙂
Below is the card I made for my sisters birthday. I hope you like it and if you have any questions, just let me know !
I really wanted to be thrilled with this card, I swear! However, I feel that when I dreamt up this design, I was dreaming of it as a shabby chic room with soft tones and subtle signs of wear. Since I was supposed to be designing a card for a man, I decided that I would keep the design, but change the colors to make it masculine. I mean, that’s not a terrible idea, right? That’s what I thought, but now I am thinking that I thought wrong. Besides the color scheme, there are a few other things on this card that just feel, well, off. Some of that rips in the “wallpaper” are a little to perfect which makes it look fake. I am now thinking that one large rip or two medium size rips may have made a more dramatic look and given the effect that I was going for a lot better. I am a little bothered that my handwriting on “make a wish” isn’t that pretty and because I hand wrote it, it is off center. I think with a few tweaks, this card design could look amazing!
If you want to know how I did anything, just ask! I am even willing to do a pictorial tutorial or a video tutorial. The window was made using ECAL software and cut with an EClips machine. I am starting to like that machine more and more since I moved the desktop into my craft room 🙂 . Thanks for checking out my card and stopping by!
I was making a birthday card the other day (which I still need to post pictures of) and I had a stamp that I really wanted to use because I like the sentiment, but unfortunately the font didn’t match the theme I had. I ended up just handwriting “make a wish” on the front of the card. I wish I had taken just a little more time and made myself a printable. Well, just because I forgot to do it for myself doesn’t mean I couldn’t make one to share with you guys! 🙂 .