Christmas Craft Creations – Blue and Silver

Hi and welcome! Today I’m sharing my card for the February’s Christmas Craft Creations challenge. The theme is Blue and Silver and you can see more details here.

I made a simple ink blended background: chipped sapphire and blueprint sketch Distress inks. Once my panel was completely dry, I stamped and heat embossed in silver the ornament from “Baubles” stamp set by Pink Ink Designs. Then I used Nuvo Glitter pens in silver and blue to color few parts of the image. I slightly trimmed the panel on both long sides and adhered it flat onto a dark blue card panel, and then onto my card base. I added the sentiment “Merry Christmas” in silver popped on foam squares and also added few silver confetti.

Closer look.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please, check what the other amazing design team members made and leave them some lovely comments 🙂 I hope you’ll play along!

Boryana

Squirrels Gone Nutz: February

Hello and welcome! This is our second instalment of the Squirrels Gone Nuts year-long hop. Theme for February is Friendship with a Shaker and you should have arrived here from the amazing V.

I always connect Friendship with Flowers so a floral stamp was a must. I picked Waffle Flower’s Bouquet Builder 3 (barely used). I remember receiving it two years ago on my birthday and there was a sweet note from the shop owner; that really made my day. I even found already stamped images in my scrap box. Not so perfectly stamped on few places but that wasn’t bothering me. So at this point I had to decide how to make the shaker. Originally, I wanted to use a shaker window (never used before) but it simply wouldn’t work. So I looked through my Tonic Craft kits (rarely used) and in kit 13 there was the perfect die to create the window. Picture of the used supplies below. The sequin mix was in the same order as the stamp set 🙂

What I used.
All the pieces.
Creating the window.
Creating the shaker.

I die cut two panels with the stitched rectangle die (size A6). On the first one I marked on all four sides 1.5 cm from the stitching and made guide lines with a pencil. I also marked the centre of the panel and also the die I was going to use. Then I lined it up as shown on the picture and ran it through my die cutting machine. After that, I aligned the die with the top pencil line and again cut it out. Now my shaker window was ready.

I used my Copic markers to color the florals and I tried to use colors as close as possible to the colors of my sequin mix.     

On my second panel I ink blended Distress inks in Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves. It was time to assemble the shaker.  

I managed to hide those not so perfect places with aditional images and the sentiments from SSS – Tiny Words stamp set. Added Wink of Stella in clear on all of the flowers and that was it.

Now, head over to see sweet Karen’s post.

Have a great day!

Boryana

Christmas Craft Creations – Ribbon or Twine

Hello and welcome! Today I’m sharing my card for the January’s Christmas Craft Creations challenge. The theme is “Ribbon or Twine” and you can see the details on how to enter here. You have time till February 9th.

For my card I used supplies from my stash: already colored and die cut unicorn from Lawn Fawn’s stamp set and a dry embossed with stencil piece of cardstock (I am taking part in V’s Just Stash January challenge).

I stamped and die cut scarf and lots of gifts, then colored them with Copic markers and added details with sparkly gel pen. I used Distress inks to add color to the dry embossed panel. Lastly, I created “patterend paper” by stamping snowflake with rainbow colors around the edges of my card panel. I also stamped small snowflakes all around with gold Delicata ink and did a little bit of ink blending on the raised snowflakes.

To put the card together, first I wrapped twine around the dry embossed piece, then popped it on foam squares over a slightly larger mirrored card piece and then adhered all onto the rainbow snowflake panel (adhered onto my card base). Then I added the images, some on foam squares, some adhered flat. Added the sentiment and a bow out of the twine. Added few gold sequins and that was it.

Here is a video showing my process:

Please, visit the challenge blog for more inspiration from the talented design team members 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Boryana

Squirrels Gone Nutz: January

Hello, crafty Friends! Welcome to the Squirrels Gone Nutz: a whole year-long hop! I’m so excited to be joining the Squirrel Sisters (Anna, Karen, Marie and V. who formed the Squirrel Squad at the Collected Crafty Collabs hops if you remember) and two other lovely Squirrels: Lounon and Tasha 🙂 . In this fun collab we’ll be using again supplies from our stash (let’s be honest, we all hoard craft supplies… or forget to use… ). The theme for January is “New (Year, Baby and so on) with Leftovers (optional)” and you should have came here from the sweet and creative Lounon.

I went through my stash of backgrounds and scraps and I found few colored leftovers from the Simon Says Stamp – “Pretty Peonies” background stamp. I’m sorry, I didn’t even think of taking a picture… but I have a quick video and all is shown in there. Only one looked good enough to me, made with Nuvo shimmer powders, the other two pieces needed some more color to the background or to the florals. The next treasure that I found was a card front sized white (with gold shimmer) pearlecent cardstock that I thought will match the brass heat embossing on the peonies from that scrap piece. It took me some time to figure out the card design but I decided to use a die from Tonic Craft kit 18 and sentiments from Tonic Studios – “Summer Flowers” stamp set: “Wishing you another year full of happiness and love” and “Happy Birthday” for the inside. Golden metallic cardstock strips helped me cover up my not so straight die cutting 😀 I glued all the pieces together and that’s it.

A close shot of the card and there is all the shimmer.

Here is my video:

Oh and I am taking part in V.’s challenge called Just Stash January. More info here.

Your next stop is the amazing Tasha.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Boryana

Challenged by Family: ep. 1

Hello and happy New Year! I am so excited to start 2021 with a challenge.. or two 🙂

After the holidays I didn’t know what to make so I asked my family to help me out by choosing a stamp set. They not only did that but also gave me a note with details on what my card should be. This was so much fun so we decided to turn it into series 🙂

I am also joining the lovely and talented V. in her Just Stash January.

In Episode 1 I share how I made Glowing Galaxy Infinity Shaker card following the instructions my husband and daughter gave. Here I’m showing just the finished card but you can see the whole process in my video (also how it glows in the dark).

Here is the card.

Closer look.

And here is my video:

Thank you for stopping by!

Boryana

CCC – December Blog Hop

Hello! It’s time for our last Collected Crafty Collabs hop. Theme for the month is Snowman/Snowpeople and the bonus theme is Sparkle.

You should have came from the fabulous Anna’s blog and I’ll tell you a little bit later about your next stop.

It has been so much fun finding all those ‘forgotten’ supplies and making something with them 🙂 I decided to use a stamp set that I haven’t used for a whole year! Avery Elle’s Snow Fun. I love this snowman so much that I had to use him. Just look at his face 🙂 I stamped him on watercolor paper and first I created the background. Kinda just playing with the watercolors and watching the water doing the magic. Once I was happy with the wintery scene, I colored the snowman. And once all was dry, I added white texture paste through falling snow stencil.

For the bonus sparkle theme I applied Nuvo Glacier paste in Frostbite around the edges of a white cardstock piece (same size as my card base). Once that was dry, I adhered the watercolored panel and then all onto my cardbase. I also added 3 glitter snowflakes and clear Wink of Stella to the white part of the snowman’s hat. Lastly, I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the nose and the gift’s bow.

I managed to film my process:

So this is all from me. I hope your holidays are merry and bright and the next year better, healthier and happier!

And now please head over to see what lovely Val has created 🙂 After her is the sweet Marie!

Hugs,

Boryana

Christmas Craft Creations – Winter Blues

Hello and welcome to the Christmas Craft Creations challenge for the month of December. The theme is Winter Blues and all the details and rules can be found here.

I had recently bought a new watercolor set so I decided to use it for my cards. I took two blues: Indigo and Ultramarine. But first I stamped and heat embossed in gold snowflakes from Stamperia’s Snowflakes stamp set on watercolor paper. I didn’t do a great job stamping so some of the snowflakes came out partially but that was totally fine. Next step: just playing with the colors and lots of water.

For card number one I added vellum on top with heat embossed sentiment “Peaceful Christmas Time” in Finnish, adhered die cut snowflakes (leftovers from another project) and added sequins for a bit more sparkle.

Card number two: matted the watercolor panel on textured blue cardstock, added vellum strip with the sentiment “Let it snow” and added also sequins.

I hope you will join us in this month’s challenge 🙂

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a better and healthier 2021!

Hugs,

Boryana

CCC November Blog Hop

Hi! It’s again that time of the month for our Collected Crafty Collabs hop and you probably came here from the amazing Karen.

The theme for November is Christmas and/or Texture Pastes or Mousse.

Christmas cards are my favorites to make and I was so excited for this month because I have a stamp set (or two) from last year that I didn’t have the chance to use back then. Well, I didn’t end up using any of these. With all what is going on around and Christmas being right around the corner I just don’t feel like coloring or making any complicated projects. So I went through my stash of backgrounds (a small box with all kinds of card sized pieces of ‘art’ that I have no idea what to do with) and picked 3. All were made with Gloss Sprays and I decided to combine them with stencils that I haven’t used since last year and texture paste. I was recording and was going to post a video of making my projects but as always… life happens, so no video.

Pictures below are screen shots, not the best quality, but I wanted to show what was my starting point.

Gloss Spray Marine.
Gloss Spray Medieval.
Gloss Spray Gilt and stencil.

Card 1

  • Stencil: Falling Snowflakes by Tonic Studios
  • Texture Paste by Ranger
  • Dazzling Blue Nuvo Glitter drops in the centre of each snowflake
  • Craft Perfect pearlescent card in Pearl White as a mat.
The sentiment is in Finnish and means “Merry Christmas”.
Closer look.

Card 2

  • Stencil: Falling Snowflakes by Tonic Studios
  • Texture Paste by Ranger
  • Purple watercolor spray
  • Sugar Plum Nuvo Glitter drops in the centre of each snowflake
  • Craft Perfect glitter card in Sugar Crystal for the frame and die cut snowflakes.
Again the “Merry Christmas” sentiment on vellum.
Closer look.

Card 3

  • Stencil: Holiday Foliage by Simon Says Stamp
  • Texture Paste by Ranger
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and water brush to color over the dried texture paste
  • Red pearl cardstock. I believe it’s from Crafter`s Companion.
Again the same “Merry Christmas” sentiment.
Closer look.

These are all of my cards. I hope you will hop along and see what my crafty friends have created 🙂

Your Next stop is the sweet Virginia.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Boryana

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A Special Thank You

Hi, crafty friends! In this post I am sharing photos of my finished card. I have two process videos and you should have came here from Part Two 🙂

Video Part One

Video Part Two

I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you sticking with me and being such a great support to me! This time of the year is always the hardest (it gets better after Christmas though) so all of your lovely comments and friendship mean the world to me! Thank you so very much!

As you know me, you know that I love cute stamp sets. So I couldn’t resist purchasing two: one to keep and one to share with a crafty friend. I am more than grateful for all of you 🙂

The prize is:

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Thanks a lot for stopping by and good luck! Have a great day!

Boryana

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