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Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial

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Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Grab your sunscreen and flip flops and join me as I share this Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial.  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I’m indulging my love for the ocean with another beach themed project.  This folio base is super quick to build and can be used with any collection you have in your stash.

If you remember, a few weeks ago I showed you how to use a Spellbinders 3-D embossing folder to make a mixed media background.  Since I had an extra panel left over from that demo, I decided to use it as the springboard for today’s project.

Pockets and Tags

The folio base for this project measures 7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ x 1″.  This gives us lots and lots of room to add pockets, flaps, tags and more.

Here’s a peek at the goodies stashed inside the pockets.  Doesn’t this collection make you dream of the sea?

I won’t share all the details here, as we’ll do a walk through of the project in the video tutorial below.  But I thought you would enjoy taking in the beautiful colors and images from this collection.  It’s been around quite some time, but Stamperia has just re-released it this year, and I’m glad it’s available once again.

Shells and Seahorses

The lateral waterfall in the center of the folio has shell shaped turn tabs and a magnetic closure.  I could not resist adding a seahorse and starfish collage to the facing page.

Message in a bottle?  No, but you can write one on the tag that’s tucked behind this collage page.  And there’s room to tuck a photo under the sentiment card on the facing page.

Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re hankering for the sea, I hope you’ll grab a cuppa and a snack and enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

While this is not a “step by step” tutorial for all the elements, you will find the basic instructions and measurements in the description box that is below the video on my YouTube channel.  And of course, you can find a linked supply list below this post.

I hope you enjoyed our little stroll by the shore today.  I’m listing this folio in my Etsy shop, just in case you are interested.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Mixed Media Fun with Coastal Escape View Dies

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Mixed Media Fun with Coastal Escape View Dies, 3D Embossing, and P13 Sea la Vie!

Hello, Friends!  Today we’re going to have some Mixed Media Fun with Coastal Escape View Dies from Spellbinders.  Pull your crafting apron out of the closet and get ready to get inky!

Whether you’re a beach lover, a mixed media fan, interested in 3D embossing,  or a lover of red, white and blue color palettes, I think you’ll be happy with today’s Throwback Thursday tutorial.

Spellbinders Coastal Escape View Dies-Cast Away 3D Embossing Folder-P13 Sea la Vie-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Can I just tell you that making this card was an inky good time?  First up in today’s tutorial, I’ll show you how to create that watery fish net background with the Cast Away 3D Embossing Folder, Distress Inks, and Nuvo Mousse.

Then we’re going to dig into some fun heat embossing techniques with the Coastal Escape View Dies.  Next, we’ll put together a fun port hole shaped shaker element to adorn our card folio.  Oh, yes, friends, we are pulling out all the stops and having one big crafting adventure today!

A Peek Inside

The fun continues as we create some neat interactive elements inside this 5″ x 7″ card folio base.

This flap page opens to reveal not one, but two pockets!    Yeah, two pockets, because we’re going all-out today! Beachy projects really make me happy, and I just kept thinking, “oooh…what if I do this?”

Like, how about a pocket that is also a little pull out folio for photos and journaling?  That would be fun, right?

And what if we took a minute or more to create a lovely mixed media bookmark to go inside that pull out folio pocket?  That would also be fun, am I right?  So that is exactly what we did!  And you can learn how to do it, too, in the video tutorial below.

Mixed Media Fun with Coastal Escape View Dies Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re in the mood for a little coastal escape, please join me as I share this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Are you feeling the sand between your toes?  Beachy breezes ruffling your hair?  Well, good.  That means my job is done here!  Now you go have a play with  your stash and make something beachy-beautiful, too.

You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Or, if you prefer to purchase this card, you can find it in my Etsy Shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Simon Hurley Beautiful Blooms Valentines Tutorial

Spellbinders Simon Hurley Beautiful Blooms Valentines Tutorial with 3D Embossing Folder

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m sharing a Simon Hurley Beautiful Blooms Valentines Tutorial.  We’re going to have such a fun crafty adventure with these Spellbinders stamps, dies and 3D Embossing Folder. We’ll also pull out some pretty Photoplay papers from the Closet of Inspiration of Delight.   So grab your mixed media boots out of the closet, brew a cuppa and let’s make a whole stack of sweet Valentine’s Day cards together!

Two Hearts as One 3D Embossing Folder

First, we’ll create some lovely mixed media backgrounds using the Two Hearts as One 3D Embossing Folder.  You’re going to get to play with paint,  inks and sprays, stamps and dies today as well as some other nifty products.

I’m especially fond of this particular embossing folder because it allows you to create two A2 card fronts at the same time.

Beautiful Blooms Zinnias and Ladybugs

Once we have our embossed backgrounds made, we’ll go to work on stamping and coloring the lovely floral images from the Beautiful Blooms Stamp and Die Bundle.  Stamp 3 sets of zinnias with Distress Oxide Inks, then use a water brush to spread out the color,  It’s such an easy way to color an image.  The sentiments on each card are also from the Beautiful Blooms bundle.

Lilies of the Field
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This card features the lilies stamp.  First, I inked up my stamp with 2 shades of Distress Oxide Ink.  Then I colored in the petals with an ink dauber and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink.  Finally, i added the little dots with the end of a watercolor pencil.

Pretty Pink Posies

This cheery little card features the poppy stamp (at least I think these are poppies!) Once again, first I inked up my stems and leaves with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide.  Then I inked the petals with Picked Raspberry DO Ink.  Next I die cut the stamped images and spritzed them very lightly with a little water.  This caused the ink to “bleed” just a little and create a water color effect in the center of each flower. Now you are ready to layer the stems with foam tape and add a sentiment.  You gotta love such quick and easy cardmaking!

Mixed Media Metallic Heart

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I saved my favorite card for last.  We’ll create this card together in the video tutorial below.  It’s surprisingly easy to make, but really packs a lovely visual punch.

Simon Hurley Beautiful Blooms Valentines Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how these cards came together, learn some fun and easy mixed media techniques, and see a homemade envelope demo, please enjoy this video on my YouTube channel.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

You’ll find linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Really Reasonable Ribbon November 2023 Blog Hop

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Really Reasonable Ribbon November 2023 Blog Hop: Stamperia Sweet Christmas Wall  Hanging

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon November 2023 Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Ginny’s lovely blog.  Our theme for the hop this month is “Christmas”.  I dug through my stash of beautiful Christmas papers and ribbons to make this shabby chic mixed media wall  hanging with Stamperia Sweet Winter papers and ephemera.

Shabby Chic Ribbons and Trims

When you are creating a shabby chic project, Robin’s Egg Wrinkled Ribbon and Silver Metallic String are very good choices.  I’ve adorned my mixed media background with sweetheart blossoms, magnolia blossoms, and chrysanthemums  in shades of pink and white.

Mixed Media Background

To create a sparkling holiday background on your patterned paper, begin with a stencil and Festive Berries Distress Ink.  Next, spread Crackle Texture Paste through the stencil and let it dry.  Then, come back a third time and brush Glitter Glaze through the stencil for a sparkly background.  Finish up with a dusting of Rajni Chawla’s Glitter Glass and a spattering of diluted ivory paint. Messy stitching adds another layer of texture to the edges of the wall hanging.

TIP:  Amp up the winter vibe by dry brushing  all the edges of your chipboard and paper with ivory chalk paint.  It really makes things pop!

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over the Cheryl’s lovely blog to see what Christmas goodies she has prepared for you.  Be sure to finish up over on the RRR blog so you can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and be entered into a drawing for a $10 gift certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon and the digital stamp set of your choice.

You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Serenade of Autumn

Introducing Spellbinders Serenade of Autumn

Hello, Friends!  For this week’s Make & Take Tuesday tutorial, I’m introducing Spellbinders Serenade of Autumn Release.  We’ll be making this lovely mixed media embossed watercolor card front together, and we’ll take a look at all the goodies in this beautiful Spellbinders collection.

Spellbinder’s graciously sent me the 3D Embossing folder, paper pad, chipboard stickers and 3 of the dies.  I liked them so much that I went back online and added the rest of the Serenade of Autumn goodies to my shopping cart.  What can I say?  I’m a sucker for fall!

I’ll be sharing a fun technique for making this embossed watercolor background in the video tutorial.  We’ll also arrange the pretty Serenade Stems on the card front.

Inking, Embossing, and Stamping Oh, My!

Here are a few tips for working with 3-D Embossing folders:

  • First, make sure you have the correct plates for your sandwich.  3-D Embossing folders are thicker than standard embossing folders, and will not work with your regular plates.  I invested in the Universal Plate System which comes with the grey adapter plate.  It is the exact right thickness for working with 3-D embossing folders.
  • Next, choose a sturdy sheet of smooth white cardstock for your background.  Watercolor paper is perfect (use the smooth side).  But I chose Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper.  It held up very well to the ink, water and pressure.
  • Select inks that work well with your designer papers.  I chose Speckled Egg, Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw and Tea Dye Oxide Inks.
  • Be sure to emboss your background while it is still slightly damp.  This will give you the deepest impressions.
  • Finally, ink goes on the FLAT side of your embossing folder.  Place your background paper on the raised side of the embossing folder for an embossed design.  If you wish to use a debossed design, place your paper on the “flat” side of the embossing folder and the ink on the raised side.
A Peek Inside

Spellbinders Serenade of Autumn Embossed Watercolor Mixed Media Card Tutorial-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

I finished the inside of my card with papers from Simple Stories Country Harvest.

Use your scraps to create a little tea wallet for a Pumpkin Spice tea bag, tuck in a tasty chocolate treat, a honey stick and a lovely journal card for a picture perfect finish.

Spellbinders Serenade of Autumn Mixed Media Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to  learn how I created this lovely mixed media background, I hope you’ll enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube Channel.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another Serenade of Autumn project!  In the meantime, you can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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