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Archive for 3-D Projects

Baby Zoo…

Is there anything more fun than expecting a brand new baby?

In this case it will be a baby boy and his name will be Harrison.  He will be the son of my g’daughter’s best friend.  I’ve known Amy for over a decade and am thrilled to be able to watch her become a mom and participate in planning her a shower along with Kendall…

Harrison is a lengthy name, but I was fortunate to find a frame that would work.

I thought about painting the animals directly on the background, but chickened out afraid I’d mess up and have to start all over.

This little guy is always my favorite…who doesn’t love a teddy bear?

A side view…

Sitting on top.

I’ve probably made a half dozen of these baby framed names and they always are so appreciated.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Water Color Paper (the background piece is 6″ x 12″ and you’ll need more to stamp and paint the animals.
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate, Powder Pink, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky and Baked Brown Sugar
  • Stamps:  A Little Wild
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Little Loves Framelits, Large Letters Framelits, Round Brush, .005 Black Micron Pen, Dr. Ph Martin’s Cobalt Blue Fine Art Watercolor, White Fun Foam with adhesive back.

Digits

  • Cut a strip of watercolor paper 3″ x 12″.  Using a large round brush apply a light coat of the Cobalt Blue then go over just the bottom of the strip of color to darken the shade just at the bottom.  Let dry.
  • Cut letters of name from White Fun Foam that comes with a sticky back.  Apply Multipurpose Adhesive Strips to back of watercolor paper you just painted.  Cut letters from strip of watercolor paper.   Attach painted letters to top of White Fun Foam letters.
  • I have all the animals in this stamp set cut apart so I can use them singularly or together.  You can always put them back together on the acrylic block when you need both sides.
  • Stamp animals on separate piece of watercolor paper.  The elephant was stamped with Smoky Slate and with a damp brush I pulled the color inside the lines.  Add Powder Pink inside ears and on cheeks.  Go over detail lines with Black Micron Pen.  Cut out with coordinating framelit.  You’ll need to trim the top.
  • The lion was stamped in Crushed Curry.  I pulled the color in on his body with a damp brush then added Daffodil Delight to his head.  Add Powder Pink for his cheeks and use Micron Pen to add details.  Cut out with framelit.
  • The Bear was stamped with Baked Brown Sugar pulling in the stamped lines with a damp brush.  I added Daffodil Delight to his face and body and Powder Pink for his cheeks and ears.  Use Micron Pen for details.  The beehive was stamped in Crushed Curry and painted with Daffodil Delight.  Bees were Soft Sky on the wings and details added with Micron Pen.  Cut out with framelit.
  • Line up your letters on background 6″ x 12″ or whatever size you are using and place your animals where you think you’d like them to sit.  Pull off the protective backing of the Fun Foam and attach.  The animals were added with multipurpose glue.
  • Place inside your frame and enjoy.  I did make a full tag with the elephant to use on the wrapped package.

Got through my first FaceTime OnStage rehearsal yesterday.  Need to shave about a minute off my presentation…but at least I got everything stamped!  Donna and Brandy gave me some great tips so we’ll see how it goes at the next FaceTime rehearsal on the 25th!

Hope your “hump” day is awesome…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

hmmm….

Stay inky…Be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Orchid Opulence…

Here is the orchid card I promised earlier this week when the orchid plant was posted (here).

This flower is incredibly easy to make.  The key or secret to the beautiful natural coloring is water color paper…

Should we water them?

Seriously the water color paper does all the work for you.

Showing the three layers…leaves, flower and flower centers.

and a peek inside.

So are you game to give this a try?  Do you have this bundle (yes! there are framelits to cut these posies out!) and haven’t used it yet?  Let’s make some flowers…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist and Sweet Sugar Plum
  • Stamps:  Climbing Orchids
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Orchid Builder Framelits, Aqua Painter or Medium Round Brush

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″ and burnish with Bone Folder.
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The top Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached with SNAIL.
  • Stamp on water color paper the leaf, the line art large flower and the flower center in Lemon Lime Twist.  With a damp (not loaded with water) brush go over each image with a light hand to spread the color.  While the flower is still damp add some Crushed Curry by just touching the center of the flower.  If you flower is not wet enough for the color to “bloom”, add water around the edges of the Crushed Curry to encourage movement.  Now introduce the Sweet Sugar Plum to the center and let that color “bloom” too.  Let dry naturally.
  • Moisten each leaf the same way to move the line art color and dampen the leaf.  Introduce some Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry and let them “bloom” and dry naturally.
  • Moisten the flower centers and introduce Sweet Sugar Plum.  Let dry.
  • Once all the pieces are dry, over stamp flower with line art stamp again inked with Lemon Lime Twist and also the leaves.
  • Cut out all pieces with coordinating framelit.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black toward bottom of card.
  • Add stems to card front and attach flowers with dimensionals.  Add centers with dimensionals and leaves with glue dots behind flowers.
  • Inside the Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  The small flower was made exactly like the larger ones and attached with glue dots.

I have been researching orchids on Pinterest to see all the different color combinations this flower can produce.  Some really interesting color combinations!  But we all know we can make our flowers whatever color that suits us…so I hope you will give this a try.  I think you will be amazed.

It’s Friday!  How does that happen so quick?  Are you planning something special on this beautiful fall weekend?

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Mine have flown the coop today…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

B

Watercolor Orchid…

This stamp set was on my top ten priority list when the Annual Catalog was released this past summer.

So why has it taken me so long to ink it up?

You really don’t want to hear that list…it might just sound like whining!  But this week this set finally saw ink for the first time and I just couldn’t stop making flowers…

isn’t that awesome?

Perfect for my entry way…two home décor projects in one week?  What’s this world coming to?

What fun!  The secret is in the water color paper…

Here’s what I’m thinking…wouldn’t this make the best gift for someone in the hospital, nursing home or hostess thank you gift?  Well, anytime really but you certainly wouldn’t have any worries keeping these orchids alive.  The plant pictured is one I had that was finished blooming.  I always try to bring them back…NEVER works for me!

Here’s some tips in Stuff ‘N Digits if you’d like to challenge Mother Nature too…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Water Color Paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Sweet Sugar Plum
  • Stamps:  Climbing Orchid
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Orchid Builder Framelits, Aqua Painter or Medium Round Brush

Digits

  • Work on one flower piece at a time.  Stamp the outline in Lemon Lime Twist on Water Color paper.
  • With brush and clean water move the ink to cover the piece.  Drop some Daffodil Delight reinker toward the center and let it “bloom” while the previous color is still wet.  Drop some Sweet Sugar Plum at the center and let it bloom.
  • Continue with each flower or flower piece.  Let dry completely.
  • Stamp outline stamp again in Lemon Lime Twist.  Stamp detail stamp in Lemon Lime Twist.
  • Cut out with Orchid Builder Framelits.  Using your bone folder, break down the paper fibers by curling the paper then assemble.
  • Here I used hot glue to attach the flowers to the stem.  Ouch!

There are already several projects in various stages of completion all over the studio.  Some cards and more arrangements, but smaller ones.  Orchids in different color combinations.  Have you researched all the different colors orchids come in?  I’ll share these with you soon…

It’s “hump” day and the weekend will be here before we know it…plan accordingly!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

waste of your time…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

It’s Fall Y’all…

My favorite time of the year…except maybe spring.  I love spring too.  Summer too if it doesn’t get too hot and winter if it’s not too awful cold.

But fall, seriously people who could not love fall?

So I made myself (this NEVER happens) a little home décor piece…

and another eclipse project for you.

A little “fussy” cutting to include the acorns.

Fall leaf colors done with the new “Blends” alcohol pens.

Can’t wait to add this to our living space for the fall season.

Do you ever make home décor pieces…for yourself?  I swear usually I give everything away, but not this time!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Sunflowers…Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze.  Leaves and acorns:  Blends Pens Old Olive, Daffodil Delight Light and Dark, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake plus Memento Black Ink
  • Stamps:  Painted Harvest and Count My Blessings
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Large Letters Framelits, Blends or Alcohol based pens, Fun Foam

Digits

  • The frame was purchased at Hobby Lobby and the opening is 6″ x 10″ ($13.95 less 40%) DEAL!  So the Thick Whisper White was cut 6″ x 10″.  The glass was thrown away.  Sometimes I save the glass to use as a painting palette, but there are too many here in the studio already.
  • The Leaves were stamped with Memento Black Ink.  Stamp a leaf on Post It Note and cut out for a mask.  Then stamp the center leaf, cover with mask and stamp the remaining two leaves on either side.  Remove mask.
  • Using the Blends Pens I colored the leaves individually finishing one before starting another.  Add the Daffodil Delight to the center, then the Dark Daffodil Delight around the edges.  Using the Light Daffodil Delight color over where the two colors meet to soften the color transition.  Add some Bermuda Bay here and there for interest.  You can go over this color with the Light Daffodil Delight and it turns a pretty shade of green and softens it a little.  The acorns and leaves were stamped and colored with the same pens excluding the Coastal Cabana on scrap Thick Whisper White and “fussy” cut.
  • Stamp a mask on Post It Note and cut out.  Stamp three sunflowers in the lower left corner.  After you stamp the first sunflower, cover with mask and stamp the remaining two.
  • Remove mask and add acorns with dimensionals.
  • Add a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back where the letters will be  on the stamped piece and run through Big Shot.  Add Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to back of Fun Foam and cut out letters again.
  • Place another sheet of cardstock behind your stamped piece for framing.  Add foam letters then the letters that have stamping on them over the top of the foam letters.  Add to frame and ENJOY!

This was fun to do and I’m sure I’ll enjoy seeing it in my home.  We should live with our art!

It’s so hard to wrap your mind around the Las Vegas massacre…unimaginable tragedy.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

 

B

Oh! Paper Pumpkin…

Surely everyone has their Paper Pumpkins by now and I’m not spoiling the surprise for anyone…I love a surprise in the mail!

This month’s Paper Pumpkin is Awesome!!!  Loved all the stamps and goodies.  Directions were great…but I had something else in mind.

See my whole family will be here for Thanksgiving…EEEKKK!  So excited.  So I decided to make place cards for my table first….

And this is what they look like.  Six of the boxes were trimmed to make twelve placecards.  Love them!  Just trim off the two ends of each box.  Trim the sides so you have two pieces.  Score in the center, fold and decorate….so easy and pretty!

Look at all those placecards ready to go.  Now there are a couple of things you might notice in this photo.  First there is a clothes pin missing…more on that.  And there’s one blank card.  You see my oldest g’son has announced he is bringing a “friend” and knowing him, I thought it might be wise to wait to inscribe the name…

And the missing clothes pin?

Let me tell you, if you twist that little buggar there is no tomorrow!  I have great respect for whoever is sitting on a production line making these.  No tongue in the right place is going to help you.  I finally broke out laughing thinking of Lucy and Ethel on the candy production line!

Even after finishing the placecards I still had product left to make this…

Six gift cards and two gift boxes…I had to stamp the large leaf on two of the envelopes and fussy cut for my place cards or there would have been eight gift cards.

Here’s a glamour close up of the cards…

All in all this month’s Paper Pumpkin is a Winner!

Did you see the announcement about the October and November Paper Pumpkins?

Hope you are having a Marvelous Monday!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

If your fingers are inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

B

Lego Wizard…

Next week is a special day for my g’son, Jameson.  He will turn nine…oh my goodness I’m not sure where that time has gone, but I can tell you it went by at lightening speed.

So what kind of a card do you make for a nine-year-old boy?

That was easy for me…you see he is a Lego Wizard!  Seriously people, he can take a Lego set for 14 and over and whip that sucker together without any help.  Me…I’d die of old age first.

Here’s his birthday card…(of course, he got a Lego set for his birthday too!)

Lego magic!

Really simple, but realistic and cute…

Three layers of black fun foam lift the number off the page.

And a peek inside…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush and Dapper Denim Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Number of Years
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Black Fun Foam, Hole Punch, Large Numbers Framelits

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Real Red layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut number with Large Number Framelits.  Cut three layers of black fun foam and glue together with White number on top with multipurpose glue.
  • Add sentiments in Archival Basic Black ink.
  • Add this top layer over the Real Red layer with SNAIL.  Glue number in place with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut “Legos” in your favorite colors.  Each lego is 3/4″ wide.  Starting at bottom 2-3/4″, 2″, 1-1/2″ and 1″ lengths for each color.  Punch 4, 6 or eight circles with hole punch and add to lego with glue dots.  Add legos stacked like a birthday cake with dimensionals.
  • Inside the Real Red layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black and attach with SNAIL.

I’m hoping Jameson will think this card is really neat and he loves his new space ship lego set!

Keeping all our family and friends close to our hearts this weekend as we wait for Irma to pass.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yep.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

B

Sunflower Box…

 

These little “pizza” shaped boxes make the cutest packaging for the 3″ x 3″ notecards inside.  You could just as easily place a yummy treat or a small gift inside too…

The box measures 3-1/2″ square and the inside of the box is coated and shiny.

Packed inside this Painted Harvest box are 3″ x 3″ notecards and envelopes.  Wouldn’t this make a nice hostess gift?

I didn’t use the salt technique on this one…just some splatters made with a paint brush.

Check out these cute boxes on page 44 of the Holiday Catalog and notice the coordinating stamp set too!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for my pizza box…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Water Color Paper, Thick Whisper White and Early Espresso Cardstock, plus Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze
  • Stamps:  Painted Harvest
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Round Brush or Aqua Painter, Linen Thread, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, hole punch and Whisper White 3″ x 3″ Envelopes

Digits

  • Cut DSP, (1) @3-3/8″ square, (4) @3/4″ x 3-3/8″.  Cut (1) Early Espresso @2-5/8″ square, (1) WaterColor @2-1/2″ square.
  • Wet Water Color square with Aqua Painter or spritzer.  Stamp base flower with Daffodil Delight.  If your piece is curling, spray the back of the square and it will straighten out.  Let dry naturally to get full “bloom” of reinker and water color paper.
  • Once dry, over stamp base flower in Daffodil Delight making sure the petals do not line up.  Stamp detailed stamp in Crushed Curry.  Ink just the tips of the detail stamp with Cajun Craze and stamp over Crushed Curry.  Do not line up petals.  Using your Aqua Painter or wet brush, pull the Cajun Craze color toward center of flower.  Stamp center with Soft Suede then Early Espresso.  Do not line up.
  • Load brush with Early Espresso and splatter the square.
  • Add painted square to Early Espresso square with multipurpose glue.
  • Add DSP to top of box and all four sides using multipurpose glue.
  • For the note cards cut three pieces of Thick Whisper White cardstock 6″ x 3″.  Score at 3″.  Cut the Early Espresso at 2-7/8″ square and the Water Color paper 2-3/4″ square.  Repeat sunflower and water color paper instructions.  Glue to top of notecard with multipurpose glue.
  • The sentiment is a piece of Thick Whisper White stamped in Early Espresso and trimmed to 3/8″ x 2-7/8″.  The Early Espresso layer is 1/2″ x 3″.  Glue together, tag one end and punch hole in one end.
  • Tie 3/4″ Burlap across the box top.  Add tag tied to Burlap Ribbon with Linen Thread.

These pizza boxes are awesome y’all!  I’ve already made two more in different themes.  Of course, for Christmas but also for shower mementos or wedding favors.  Love them!

I sure hope your Wednesday was worth getting up for…it’s hump day!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

This one is for me today.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

B

Berry Burst Rose…

Today’s post is a project we will be making in class today.  The new color Berry Burst Reinker was used to water color the rose from Graceful Garden a couple of the new Embossing Folders for texture in the background.

I’m pretty stoked with the way it turned out and can’t wait to see how the class will respond to this card…

Isn’t that color delicious!

Reinker dropped on wet water color paper with White Embossing is so easy!

Did you notice the background texture?

This card went together in a snap.  The longest time was spent “fussy cutting” that rose and the embossing made that easy too.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, and Berry Burst Cardstock plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Berry Burst, Old Olive plus White Craft Ink
  • Stamps:  Graceful Garden
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon Berry Burst, White Embossing Powder, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Ruffled 3D Dynamic Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Berry Burst layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder and attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 2-1/8″ x 5-1/4″ embossed with the Ruffled 3D Dynamic Embossing Folder.  Tie Berry Burst Ribbon around the bottom of this layer and attach layer to left side of card front with Dimensionals.
  • Stamp rose with White Craft Ink on water color paper, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Wet the entire rose flower and with a wet small round brush, drop Berry Burst Reinker color in a few places.  Let the paper do its magic and add more color if needed.  Follow same instructions for coloring the stem and leaves with Old Olive Reinker.  Let dry.  Fussy Cut and add to Ruffled layer with multipurpose glue.  With Thin Tipped Glue add “dew drops” on the rose petals.  Be patient and let this dry!
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on scrap Thick Whisper White.  Add leaf stem in stamped off Old Olive.  Trim to 1/2″ x 1-1/2″.  Tag one end with snips.  Add to card front with glue dots.

I can’t wait to see what the girls will create tomorrow!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

Baby Linton…

A friend was blessed with a new grandson named Linton.  To share in her family’s happiness I made a small gift for his nursery.

His nursery is done is blues and greys…

A glamour close up

An ombre effect on the letters add interest.  The background is a mottled grey.

And the sweet animals from A Little Wild stamp set were perfect.

Couldn’t find a box that would fit so it’s just wrapped and tied with a sweet tag.

The idea for this framed piece entered my head and all I needed was the perfect frame.  I’m not sure this one is perfect, but it is cute and the one I had in my head is not in this town!  Believe me, I looked…and looked!

If you’d like to make a similar piece here’s a couple of things to keep in mind.

Get your water colors out!  There’s so much you can do with them.

The 140 lb cold press paper was cut to fit the back of the mat.  Dampen the paper and apply your color with a large round brush.  Keep a tissue in your hand and dab here and there to remove some color to give a mottled look.

Cut a piece of water color paper wide and long enough for the letters and paint it the color of your choice.  Add the color along the bottom then dampen your brush and move the color up so that the bottom is more saturated with color than the top.  Let dry.  Cut out with Large Letters Framelits.  Cut out a second set of letters from water color paper using the Multipurpose Sticky Sheets.  Layer the water colored and plain letters together.

Add Artist tape across your background for a base line.  Add letters with multipurpose glue.

Stamp animals on water color paper with Archival Basic Black.  Give the animals a light coat of the color you want and let dry.  Tissue places that would normally round.  Add shadows with the same color around edges.  Add a little pink color to cheeks.  Let dry and cut with Framelits.

Add critters with dimensionals and multipurpose glue.

Put all layers inside frame and enjoy!

We have been out of town this week for some family and friend gatherings and are heading home today.  I’ll be back in the studio tomorrow.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

The fireflies have arrived here in the South…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

B

Lemon Twist…

Friends are so important to me and I have several I have known for 60 years.  Our lives pull us in different directions, but we have maintained our close relationship all through the years.

One of these friends (and she knows who she is) and I have always said to each other at different times in our lives “If Life Hands You Lemons…”

So naturally when the page turned on the new catalog and there was the stamp set Lemon Zest!  Of course I had to have it.

On a trip to Italy I remember the beautiful dishes and pottery with lemons and a beautiful color of blue.

Can you see the curve to the fruit?

Maybe you can see it better here…

and a peek inside.

This card will now go into the mail to that special friend.  She will know the minute she opens it who sent it and why.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this card…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock and water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stamps:  Lemon Zest
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Lemon Builder Punch, medium round water color brush, water colors, Strip Adhesive

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The first Whisper White layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
  • The water color paper is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Tape this paper to your work area.  Dampen with water and apply a pretty blue water color.  Let dry and remove tape.
  • Add the water color layer to the Whisper White layer with Tear Tape.
  • Add the double layer to the card front with Strip Adhesive.
  • On scrap water color paper stamp the lemons using Daffodil Delight.  Stamp off then add another layer of Daffodil Delight using the rock ‘n roll technique.  Stamp.  Use a wet brush to smooth and move the color until you are happy with it.
  • The green lemon was done with Lemon Lime Twist and Daffodil Delight as were the leaves.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black on the yellow lemon.
  • Cut all pieces with punch.  Lay each piece on your piercing mat and use the large end of your scoring tool to break down the fibers until the piece curls.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Inside stamp the sentiment in Archival Basic Black and add the other half of the round lemon slice using dimensionals.

I love the way this card turned out and now that I’ve shared it with all of you, it will be mailed today!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Here’s mine 😉

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B