Friday, August 19, 2016

Club Scrap Sunflowers Card Tutorials

Club Scrap Greetings To Go - Sunflowers Collection

So glad to be back blogging again. This month I had the great pleasure of being the Club Scrap Greetings to Go guest artist as shown on the Club Scrap Blog. Even after making all those cards I still wanted to make more with the beautiful Club Scrap Sunflower Collection. Here I've posted another set of cards I made to showcase some of the techniques I used.

Additional Sunflower Cards

Seed Pack Pocket Card

Seed Pack Pocket Card
The seed pack card is based on the Club Scrap August Card Sketch has an added slide out greeting panel in addition to the seed packet.

August Card Sketch Challenge from the Club Scrap Forum 
The card sketch challenge can be entered in the Club Scrap Forum and you'll have chance of winning a gift certificate.

Base - 3-3/4 inch x 11 inch print scored at 2-3/4 on each short side

Make the pocket base as shown above.  Where the base sides meet tear the edge, leaving 3/4 inch un-torn on the left.  Curl the edge with a pencil to make the opening. Ink edges if desired.

Inside pullout from a 5-3/8 inch x 4-1/4 inch panel.
Make a tab using an envelope punch board or other desired method and trim off excess.  Cut slits on each short side 1/2 inch from the bottom, 1/2 inch wide x 2-1/2 inch long.

Install pocket closer and tabs to hold pull out.
The pocket is made by using a 3/4 inch x 5-1/2 inch strip scored in half. Cover the inside edge with washi tape to ease sliding the pull out. Small 1/2 inch tabs hold the end so the pull out cannot be removed. Decorate as desired.

Use a small scrap to attach the bottom and top covers of the pocket.

This shows the card ready to place the top piece over the pull out.

For an easier pull out just leave off the slots and tabs.

Finish the Card with Watercolor Pencil Enhanced Wood Buttons

Asymmetric Folded Card

Asymmetric Folded Card 

For this card I scored the light green base (11 inch by 4-1/4 inch) short sides at 2 inch on one side and 3-1/2 inch on the other.  Then I scored the green base (8-1/2 inch by 5-1/2 inch) short sides at 1-3/4 inch on one side and 2-1/2 inch on the other.  To make sure you have place for each panel fold the card and place panels before attaching the two base pieces together. To the embossed panels I added Inktense watercolor pencil to the flower for this card.

Tall Graduated Background Card

The background was made using distress ink in progressive colors and a torn sheet of paper.
The Distress Ink Color Progression

Use a Torn Sheet of Paper and a Different Color on Each Layer

Shimmer Watercolor Card

This is a new card using Lindy's Stamp Gang magicals to watercolor the image. These are similar to Color Bursts, but they have extra shimmer. This gave a wonderful shine to the watercolors.

Watercoloring with LSG Magicals

Double Stamped Card

This card shows the double stamping technique that gives a muted shadow to the image. I used a MISTI for stamp positioning, but any type of positioning tool will work.

Stamp with White Ink

Move Card Over about 1/16 inch and Stamp in a Dark Color

Bonus Double Stamp Card

Bonus "Mistake" Card

Here is what I thought was a mistake. After double stamping on the light green I found it too light for the white stamping to show. To see what would happen I clear embossed the large sunflower and then sprayed the panel with LSG Starbursts in Mission Bells Brown and Clam Bake Beige.  It was a surprise how the white ink resisted the spray and how yellow the flower looked against the brown. 

It turns out this card is perfect for the Club Scrap August Technique Challenge:  vintage/sepia coloring with embossed images. If you go to the Challenge post Linky section you can vote for your favorite. If I'm luck that might even be this card. 

As a bonus here is how I used multi-color gilding leaf to make the greeting. First I stamped and heated the sticky heat embossing powder until it looked shiny. This goes faster than regular clear embossing, but it all needs to be "wet" for the technique to work.

Tap Down Leaf on the Sticky Image

Scrub with a Gentle Sponge Scrubber to Clean off Excess.

I had a great time making these cards and hope you found some ideas you liked. If you came here from the Club Scrap Blog Thanks for checking my tutorials out. If you haven't seen my Greeting to Go cards go to the Club Scrap Blog.

Thank you for stopping by,

Debby H.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Club Scrap Celebration Collection Cards

As part of the Club Scrap Celebration Blog Hop I'm joining the Linky party with cards made with the Club Scrap Celebration collection.  

To make my cards I used Retro Sketch #199.  Other supplies included Sizzix Pine Cone die, Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf die, Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters die, Lindy's Stamp Gang Sliver Moon Turquoise embossing powder, and Lindy's Stamp Gang Merry-go-round green magical. Remain supplies were from the Club Scrap Celebrate Collection. 

To go back to the Club Scrap Celebrate Blog Hop link hereThank you for stopping my by blog and I really appreciate comments. 

Happy Crafting,
Debby H

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Navigation Album in a Display Box

Welcome to the Club Scrap Navigation Collection Blog Hop.  To return to the start of the hop click here.  This kit fit perfectly with our recent beach trip and Laura Denison's Memory Portal with Center Part album. The Memory Portal box is 9 inch x 7.5 inch x 5 inch and the Center Part album is 8.5 inch x 7 inch x 2.25 inch.

Album and Display Box

Detail of Display Box

Open Display Box with Inner Compass Rose box

I just fell in love with the sail boat shadow box cover and compass rose from the pattern by Laura Denison. Following her pattern and videos I was able to readily make both. The papers and embellishment I used come from a Navigation Deluxe and Navigation Lite kits. To the kits I added chipboard, acrylic for windows, hinge & latch, and blue velum for the water. The diecut words and sand dollar are Tim Holtz Alternation dies. 

Exterior view Display Window

Interior view Display Window
Interior Box to hold the Center Part Album

The Album fits in the Pocket of Inner Display Box

Back of Display box
Album Cover

Display box, Inner box and Album

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I have pictures of pages from the album shown below. To go to the start of the hop link here. You next stop is with Donna at Crafty Colonel. As always your comments are greatly appreciated.

Happy Crafting,


For the album I printed pictures with backgrounds and embellishments from the Club Scrap Navigation Digital and Come Sail Away Digital kits. Then I printed the pictures at home using 8.5 x 11 photo paper. By using this method I was able to make the pictures in the perfect size to fit the large tags.

To the kit papers I added parchment and black 8.5 x 11 paper, but it turned out I had enough solid paper left over from the kit to make the album. I modify Laura's original pattern by adapting the back flap pocket to look more like the front flap, I used Laura' Denison's new T-square binding, and I only made four pages. 

I love the interactive nature of Laura's Center Part album, so hold on for lots of pictures. The pages are shown closed, then flaps open, and finally with all tags removed. I journaled on the back of tags. 

Front Cover Pocket and Front Page 1

Front Page 1 with Flap Open

Front Cover Pocket and Front Page 1 Tags

Back Page 1 and Front Page 2

Back Page 1 Flap Open

Back Page 1 Tags

 Front Page 2 Flap Open

Front Page 2 Tags

Back Page 2 and Front Page 3

Back Page 2 Flap Open

Back Page 2 Tags

Front Page 3 Flap Open

Front Page 3 Tags

Back Page 3 and Front Page 4

Back Page 3 and Front Page 4 Flaps Open

Back Page 3 Tags

Front Page 4 Tags

Back Page 4 and Back Cover Pocket

Back Page 4 Flap Open

Back Page 4 and Back Cover Tags

 Wow! Thank You for reading all the way down to the end. 

Happy New Year,