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Graphic 45 Ocean Blue Shaker Card

Graphic 45 Ocean Blue Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Graphic 45 Ocean Blue Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Happy Monday!  I had time over the weekend to make this mixed media Graphic 45 Ocean Blue Shaker card.  And boy, was it ever fun!  You all know how much I love everything about the sea, so I could not resist purchasing this collection when it was revealed.  I’m hopeless when it comes to pretty papers!

This is a 6″ x 6″  card with some mixed media effects to add extra texture and interest.  Here are some of the steps I took to create this card front.

  • First, create a 6″ x 6″ kraft cardstock base.
  • Next, double mat royal blue and soft blue cardstock to add a frame to the card base.
  • Now, cut a 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ square of the tan pinstripe paper from Patterns and Solids.  Ink the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
Ocean Blue Shaker Card: Create the Shaker Frame

The next step is to create the shaker frame.

  • Begin by heat embossing a Reneabouquets Seashell Square Frame with Vintage Champagne Embossing Powder.
  • Then flip the frame over and back with clear cardstock (acetate).
  • Next, place 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the outside edge of the frame.
  • Now, cut a 4″ x 4″ panel of the sea shell patterned paper and center on the card base.  Fill the center with Shades of Chambray Shaker Mix, silver glitter glass and itty bitty seashells.

Now mat the sentiment on a piece of waste chipboard and adhere to the patterned paper. Then carefully center and adhere the prepared shaker frame.  Oooooh….preeeeeetyyyy!

Ocean Blue Shaker Card: The Embellishments

This seahorse is die cut from mat board using a Tim Holtz Sand and Sea Bigz Die.  Here’s how I altered it.

  • First, spritz the matboard or chipboard very lightly with water.
  • Next, place it in a Sizzix embossing folder.  I used a Tim Holtz Reptile Texture Fade and then ran it through my die cutting machine.
  • Now for the mixed media fun.  Paint the embossed chipboard with Folk Art Country Twill Acrylic Paint.  Heat dry.
  • Follow this with some Deco Art MEdia Fluid Acrylic paint in Burnt Sienna.  I just randomly dabbed this on with my finger.
  • Now, tap on some DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream in Patina Green.  Again, just dab this on lightly with your finger.
  • When the paint has all dried, tap with Versamark Ink.  Randomly sprinkle Seth Apter Dirty Sand Baked Texture over the surface and heat emboss.
  • Tap again with VersaMark and then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  • Back with dimensionals and adhere to the side of the frame.
  • Finish up with some Prima Georgia Blues Flowers and RRR Blue/Ivory/Gold Plaid Ribbon.
  • Wrap burlap string around the sides of the panel, securing on the back side with tape.
  • Now adhere to the card base.
Ocean Blue Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

This is a birthday gift for a beach loving friend, so I added a little gift pocket.

Then I created a little magnet using a small Ephemera Card as the base.

Here’s a look at all the goodies in the pocket.

I can’t wait to give this to my friend!

Did I share some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your own crafty adventures today?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Beachy Thank You Shaker Card

Authentique Sea Maiden Beachy Thank You Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you  know how very much I love the beach.  Two days after Valentine’s Day, Dale and I ran away to the shore to celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary.  One of Dale’s customers owns a lovely oceanfront condo in Myrtle Beach and gave us great off season rates for a weekend rental.  Can you say heaven on earth?  To thank them for their kindness, I created this Authentique Sea Maiden Beachy Thank You Card.  The color palette of this paper collection matches their decor so perfectly that I (almost) could not wait to get home and make it for them.

Authentique Sea Maiden Beachy Shaker Thank You Card Tim Holtz Sand and Sea Die Vignette Frame Easel Card by Kathy Clement kathybydesign.com Photo 01

My favorite fancy fold card design has to be the easel card.  The fact that they stand upright allows them to double as home decor.  .

TIP: Score a 1/2″ spine when creating the card base to allow the card cover to fold neatly over the floral elements.

Authentique Sea Maiden Beachy Shaker Thank You Card Tim Holtz Sand and Sea Die Vignette Frame Easel Card by Kathy Clement kathybydesign.com Photo 02

Once again, I’ve used a Tim Holtz Vignette Frame as the box for my shaker element. (Learn how to create this shaker frame element HERE.)

Authentique Sea Maiden Beachy Shaker Thank You Card Tim Holtz Sand and Sea Die Vignette Frame Easel Card by Kathy Clement kathybydesign.com Photo 03

TIP: Mat the 3″ wide “stopper” for the easel with waste chipboard.  This will elevate it just enough to act as a brake when the easel card is opened for display.   You can also mat the Sea Maiden oval Cardstock Component sentiment on waste chipboard to further elevate the stopper.

Authentique Sea Maiden Beachy Thank You Shaker Card: Make Your Own Embellishments!

Authentique Sea Maiden Beachy Shaker Thank You Card Tim Holtz Sand and Sea Die Vignette Frame Easel Card by Kathy Clement kathybydesign.com Photo 04

 

It’s a snap to create this realistic looking seahorse and starfish.  Here’s how:

  • First, die cut a chipboard seahorse and starfish using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Sand & Sea Die.
  • Next, die cut a second seahorse from the pretty blue mosaic tile paper.  Adhere to the chipboard seahorse.
  • Now, Ink the edges with brown Distress Ink.
  • Then cover the entire shape with an even layer of Versamark Embossing Ink.
  • Now place the chipboard in a funnel tray or over a clean piece of printer paper.  Sprinkle on a generous coating of Emerald Creek Fractured Ice Allure Powder.  Remove from the funnel tray, gently tap off the excess and heat emboss. When finished, pour the extra powder back into the jar.
Authentique Sea Maiden Beachy Thank You Shaker Card: Dirty Sand

Authentique Sea Maiden Beachy Shaker Thank You Card Tim Holtz Sand and Sea Die Vignette Frame Easel Card by Kathy Clement kathybydesign.com Photo 05

TIP: Prevent burned fingertips by holding the chipboard between tweezers.

  • Let the seahorse cool while you work on the starfish.  Begin by sponging Ground Espresso Distress Ink all over the surface of the chipboard starfish.
  • Next, cover it with Versamark Embossing ink and heat emboss with Fractured Ice, as you did the seahorse.  The brown ink will come through the embossed layer, which looks really cool.  Set this aside and go back to the seahorse.
  • Randomly tap the cooled seahorse with Versamark.  Sprinkle on Seth Apter Dirty Sand Baked Texture.  If you get too much, brush some away with your finger.  Heat emboss as before.  Do a happy dance at the wonderful texture you’ve just created!
  • Repeat this step with the starfish, but add more Baked Sand for realistic texture.

I’ll add a linked supply list below for your convenience.

I hope this Authentique Sea Maiden Beachy Shaker Thank You Card post has given you some tips, tricks and inspiration for your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card

This hop is now closed.   The winner is Sara Retter from Archana’s blog.

Heartfelt Creations July Alumni Hop: Seashell Shaker Card with Under the Sea

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready to hop?  Welcome to the July Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop! You should be coming here from Mary’s lovely blog. I’ll provide a complete hop list at the end of this post.  It’s full on summer here in North Carolina and the hot, humid days have my mind turning to the beach.  Oh, for a walk along the shore with the waves kissing my toes and the sand dotted with pretty shells.  Since I can’t be at the beach in real life, I decided to make this Seashell Shaker Card with the Gorgeous Under the Sea Collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 1

I’ve had my eye on this gorgeous collection since the day it released over a year ago.  Making a seashell shaker card with these bright corals and deep aquas is almost as good as taking a vacation!

Shake it Up!

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 2

Just for fun, I added a little hidden tag between the card front layers.  This is a quick and easy addition thanks to the cut apart page and my faithful Luggage and Tags Die.

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 3

Shaker cards are like a party on paper.  This seashell shaker card is filled with a combination of Prills, micro beads, seed beads,  and sequins.

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 4

I used the seashell die from Coral Reef Collage to cut my shell out of the Under the Sea paper collection.  Then I sponged  Abandoned Coral Distress Ink along the edges to heighten the pink tones.  Next, I used my Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, mat and stylus to round out the shell body. Then I glued it to the card base. Finally, I scattered Prills and Seed Beads along the inner edge. A lucky hermit crab gets to live in this glammed up seashell!

Coral Sea Flowers with Enchanted Mums

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 5Making these coral reef flowers was a cinch!

  1. First, stamp the 2 smallest sizes of Enchanted Mums onto the coral dot paper using Abandoned Coral Distress Ink.
  2. Next, heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  3. Then, use sponge daubers to add a little Abandoned Coral to the centers and the tips of the flower petals.
  4. Now, die cut the flower layers.
  5. Then, shape and stack with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.
  6. Finally, add hot glue to center and fill with seed beads.
What’s Inside This Seashell Shaker Card?

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 6

I turned this card into a gift by adding a few extras on the inside.

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 7

You can easily turn a card front into a gift wallet.  Just glue the image to the right hand side of a 4″ high x 11″ long strip of cardstock.  Score on the left and fold.

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 8

Then cut down another card front image to serve as a pocket.  Tuck in some of the cute tags from the paper collection along with a gift card and easy as 1, 2, 3….you have a gift card wallet.

Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Seashell Shaker Card Photo 9

I used the scraps on my worktable to make a quick little tag.  These make the best bookmarks, and they also are a great way to brighten up a work cubicle!

On With the Hop!

Now pop on over and see what paper pretties      has in store for you.  I’ve included the complete hop list below for your convenience.

Amarilys ♥ Vicki ♥ Mary ♥ Kathy (YOU ARE HERE) ♥ Alissa Deneen  ♥ Sarah  ♥ Martine ♥

Archana ♥ Emily

Hop, Comment & Win

Be sure to visit and comment at each of these fabulous blogs because you will not only be inspired…your comment will enter you into a drawing to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations Gift Card! The hop runs from today through Monday, July 31st at midnight EDT.

The winner of the hop will be randomly chosen from a mystery blog.  Heartfelt Creations will announce the winner in their weekly blog post and Facebook page on Wednesday, August 1st.  I will also post the name of the winner at the top of this post at that time.

The winner will have 72 hours to claim his/her prize by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with “Winner of the July Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures with today’s Seashell Shaker Card.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Happy Hopping!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Pretty, Pretty Petaloo: Frilly & Funkie Friday Focus

Three Pretty Pretty Petaloo Projects For Friday Focus at Frilly and Funkie

Hello, Friends!  How happy are we that it is Friday?  And it’s a long weekend for many of us, too!  Happy Memorial Day!  I’m just popping in quickly to let you know that it’s time for a new Friday Focus on the Frilly and Funkie blog, and this time, I’m at bat.  The spotlight is on Petaloo Flowers and I’ve prepared 3 projects and a fun little step out tutorial that you might want to take for a spin.

Not familiar with Friday Focus?  Oh, my friends….Friday Focus is a wonderful thing!  Every 2 weeks, The Funkie Junkie Boutique features a product from their gorgeous online store with a special blog post…and (here’s the really good part) an additional 15% off their already low prices.  So from now until June 9th, you can pick up  baskets of beauteous Petaloo Blooms at really great prices!  Woo hoo!

I’ll share some sneak peeks of my projects with you here, and then I hope you’ll pop over to the Frilly and Funkie Blog to get all the juicy details and my step out tutorial for a sweet l’il gift tag!

The first Friday Focus project featuring Petaloo Flowers is this beach themed collage.  Mmmm-mmmm…teal and brown and cream…my all time favorite color palette with my all time favorite theme!

Friday Focus French Riviera Mixed Media Collage by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique 01

The next Friday Focus project is a shabbylicious beach themed card made with the Graphic 45 Children’s Hour July papers.

Graphic 45 Childrens Hour July Card for Frilly and Funkie Friday Focus on Petaloo by Kathy Clement 01

And last, but not least, I’m sharing a step-out tutorial for this pretty little shabby chic gift tag.

Pion Designs French Flea Market Altered Tag for Frilly and Funkie Friday Focus on Petaloo by Kathy Clement01

Interested?  Then meet me over at the Frilly and Funkie Blog for more photos and information…or if you just can’t wait to shop, go to the Funkie Junkie Boutique and click on the Friday Focus tab where you’ll find pretty, pretty Petaloo posies in every style and color imaginable!  I’ve included product links at the end of this post for those of you who want to shop first and read later!

I just love a good sale!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you all a safe, happy and peaceful Memorial Day Weekend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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You Shine! Lighthouse Birthday Card

Lighthouse Birthday Card with Double Pocket

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I’m feeling nautical again today, so I’m sharing this lighthouse birthday card that’s loaded with layers, texture and beautiful ribbon!

Lighthouse Birthday Card 01

 

I can almost feel the salt spray on my face and hear the crashing waves on the shore.  I used Webster’s Pages Yacht Club papers to make this card.  It’s an oldie but a goodie from my stash.  I fussy cut the lighthouse, flowers and ship’s wheel from the paper collection, inked all the edges and then layered them with foam dots to create lots of dimension.

 

Lighthouse Birthday Card 02

 

There was so much grey in the color palette that I wanted to punch things up with my ribbon choice.  I turned to the May Ribbon Club Assortment and found that the Poppy Red Double Faced Satin was just the right ribbon for the job!  The silky texture and bold color really pumped up the volume of this nautical card. I topped it with a hemp string bow and a sparkly blue button.  These elements really brought the card to life.

Lighthouse Birthday Card 03

 

There’s a little gift card pocket on the front of the card, and I cut down part of the designer paper to make this cute tag to tuck inside.  And a gift card would fit in there, too.  The tag is topped with twisted hemp cord for even more of a nautical feel.

Lighthouse Birthday Card 04

 

Here’s a look at the decorated interior of the card.

 

Lighthouse Birthday Card 05

 

I stamped the birthday sentiment onto grey cardstock.

 

Lighthouse Birthday Card 06

 

And because I love pockets, I had to make another one.  This one holds a little notecard that I created using designer paper from the collection.  I left this blank so that the sender can add their own personal note here.

This month’s ribbon collection is so versatile.  I’ve used it on a farm themed card, a true blue patriotic portfolio, and now on this nautical birthday card.  If you haven’t signed up for the monthly ribbon club yet, I highly recommend it.  It’s always a treat to work with high quality ribbon!  You can find all the details HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you all enjoy a safe and happy Memorial Day!

Cheerio,

kathy

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