Hi Everyone, Welcome to Stef's papercrafts blog.

We hope to share lots of projects, new products, ideas and inspiration with you.

Masculine Birthday Card

Written by Kristy on . Posted in Cards

Hi Everyone,

Today I have a masculine birthday card to show you.  The card was made by stamping the Newsprint Cupcake stamp (Hero Arts) in verasmark ink onto sticky back canvas and then embossing with clear embossing powder.  I then applied one of the new distress stains - Salty Ocean over the top and let it dry.  I also stamped my card base with the Envelope pattern background stamp (Hero Arts).  The little flag is by Maya Road and I added a sticker from the Spotted Owl Soup Collection (Jillbean Soup) on top.  I added another sticker from the same collection to the cupcake and also to tuck at the top of the card.  Some stitching, a twine bow, a button and my favourite embellishment for masculine cards and layouts - the Mini Paperclips by Tim Holtz finished off the card.  

If you would like to see a totally different project using the new distress stains you can check out this tag on my blog.

I will be back later in the week with some off the page projects and a scrapbook layout featuring my middle boy.  Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Tea Thyme 'Daughter' Card

Written by Kristy on . Posted in Cards

Hi Everyone,

Today's card features some of the gorgeous papers from the new Prima Collection Tea Thyme.  Stef made this card using patterned papers from the 6x6 paper pad, Hero Arts stamp, lace, paper flowers and some Dusty Attic fabric leaves.  The ends of the flowers were curled by wrapping the wire around a thin paint brush handle.  We will continue to add a variety of projects to the blog over the coming weeks and are planning some special Christmas posts. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

 

Copic Marker

Written by Stef on . Posted in Cards

It’s Kristy here for my first post on Stef’s new blog.  For anyone who knows me a little they know that copic markers are one of my favourite things, along with photography and chocolate! So it is fitting that my first post would be to give a bit of information about getting started with copic markers.
Here is a card to give you an idea of the effect you can get when colouring with copic markers.

Firstly you need the right type of ink.  As Copic markers are alcohol based they can interact with some of the inks of some stamp pads eg stazon ink, so the best ink for stamping when you want to colour with copics is Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  You can get Memento inks in different colours also.  I sometimes stamp in a brown ink, depending on what kind of look I am wanting to create...

Just Because

Written by Stef on . Posted in Cards

Hi Everyone,

Today’s card features the lovely Indigo Bleu papers by Pink Paiselee and the Flamboyant stamp by Penny Black.  The stamp was coloured directly with distress markers and stamped onto specialty stamping paper.  I pierced the holes using the Tim Holtz Design Ruler to add some visual interest to the card and assembled the card as shown in the photograph.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment if you have any questions about this card.

Kristy

Supplies: Indigo Bleu Papers by Pink Paislee, Speciality Stamping Paper, Flamboyant Stamp by Penny Black, Bazzil card – Java, Tape by Bella Boulevard, Sentiment stamp by Hero Arts