Friday, August 18, 2017

Under Sea Card and Bookmark (Kathy Berger)

Under Sea Card and Bookmark
by Kathy Berger

My mom had a series of strokes last year. Her doctor recommended coloring as a form of therapy, and she now lives for coloring! When people visit her, she really wants them to color with her, too. She knows it is beneficial to her, so she wants to pass that benefit along to her loved ones.

I decided to bring my own coloring materials with me when I visited her. I grabbed my Ciao Copic markers and a clear Wink of Stella and a stack of images I stamped with various background stamps from Frantic Stamper. This is one of the images I colored with her. After coloring the image with Copics I added sheen to the fish and water with the Wink of Stella.

When I got back to my limited craft supplies at our house in Pennsylvania I decided to make a card and bookmark for her using the colored image. I thought she could save her place in her favorite coloring book with the bookmark. She had been using the last card I sent her for that.

I simply cut down the image into two pieces, one sized for a layer on a standard card, and the other cut narrow enough for me to be able to "laminate" it with clear packaging tape. After making the simple card I filled in the bubbles with clear glitter glue, adding some dimension and extra shine to the card. I wish I had had some sequins to use instead, but I think the card came out okay. What do you think?

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Sound of the Sea Card (Kate Dachovská)

The sound of the sea card
by Kate Dachovska

I hope you are having awesome day. For today I prepared very layered card with many die cuts because we all love die cutting.

I made card with Prima Marketing - French Riviera papers. I used several Frantic Stamper dies for the foreground of this project (FRA-DIE-10243 Sand dollar and jellyfish, FRA-DIE-10242 Lg Staghorn coral, and FRA-DIE-10240 Seaweed and anemone). For the background I also used a Frantic Stamper die (FRA-DIE 10169 Petal Frames).

Thanks for stopping by!
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Modern Happy Birthday (Jen Carter)

Jen Carter Modern Happy Birthday Closeup 6

Modern Happy Birthday
by Jen Carter

Have you checked out the modern word die collection from Frantic Stamper?  I LOVE them! Below is the Modern Happy die which I am using on my card today.

This card was so simple to put together. I die cut the "happy" out of a piece of white cardstock that I had die cut using the Pinprick Rectangles Dies. I backed the die cut happy with striped patterned paper. The birthday was stamped with a sentiment from the Many Happy Birthdays stamp set.  The white panel is popped up with dimensional tape.

Thank you for stopping by!

Jen Carter Modern Happy Birthday 2

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Thursday, August 03, 2017

Autumn Greetings (August 2017 Die and Stamp Release)

It is time to share another release video with you! With temperatures over 100°F for several days in a row, our thoughts are definitely pulled in the direction of cool fall days and this release of Autumn Greetings. We hope you will enjoy both the video and the release!

Be sure to look for more samples from our design team here and on FaceBook throughout the month. Head over to the Frantic Stamper store to get your Autum Greetings dies and stamps. They are already shipping!

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Fabulous Florals (Kathy Berger)

Fabulous Florals
by Kathy Berger

The Fabulous Florals clear stamp set from FranticStamper has four different blooms and two leaves, each in two different sizes, and a set of dies designed to cut them.

The sets, though, might require a bit of explanation. Each of the flowers of the same size are drawn with the same outside lines, so they can all be cut out with a single die. The leaves of each size can also be cut with a single die. So that explains two flower dies and two leaf dies, but there are several more dies. "What are they for?", you might wonder. Well, they can be used to cut out the interior parts of the flowers so the parts an be layered to add depth and dimension. There are dies for the flowers centers as well as the petal layers inside the flower.

In my card I stamped a variety of blooms on my card and colored them. I then stamped 3 copies of each of the two larger flowers, and 2 of the smaller bloom, as well as a few leaves. I colored each of the images and then diecut the leaves and one of each bloom using the outline dies. I used the other floral dies to cut pieces to layer on the full bloom. I also cut those interior shapes out of thin black craft foam and used that between the layers of my flowers. Once I had my three layered flowers ready I attached them to my stamped and colored card base.

This set gives a lot of options for layering the flowers to make fun embellishments for any project!

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