Saturday, November 22, 2014

Joy and Peace

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a couple of quick and easy Christmas cards.

These cards are 3" x 5".  These lovely papers are from Maja Designs - A Gift For You collection.  Using A Gift from the Heart for the base of the cards, I then cut apart the Die Cut sheet to get the tags and winter scene, a beautiful collection of elements.




Bazzill Peppermint cardstock was used to mat the elements before adding them to the cards.




This is a great way to create quick and easy cards for the upcoming holidays.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fall color card with summer collection

Hi everyone!

I'm back with another card for The Rubber Buggy and by now the fall is right upon us in Sweden.
As I live by the coast, the weather most of the times can at least be described as windy :)

Although I know Graphic 45 released By the Sea as a summer collection, I couldn't help but be inspired by the windiness and made this card.


I've also experimented with the distress ink as water colours and I had a ton of fun. Even though I would not say that watercolour is my strong side. Simply put, I need more practise - a lot more :)
I also tried some masking technique with a torn post-it, to create to look of land...


I also made embellishment by using stamps from the same set with distress ink on Prima design paper. Really quick and easy, just stamp and fuzzy cut! Ok, depening on your fuzzy cutting abilities... I just assume I'm one of the slower ones, so you should be able to do it faster :)

Products used from the store:
Graphic 45 cling stamp By the Sea #1
6x6 Prima paper pad seashore
12x12 paper Prima seashore, sea memories
Distress ink weathered wood
Distress ink iced spruced
Distress ink crushed olive
Distress ink brushed corduroy
Stamping supplies (bone folder, score tape, scissors, watercolor distress cardstock, archival ink, watercolor brush)

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Party Time with Graphic 45

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today  working with  some amazing Graphic 45 papers..



Time to Celebrate can be used for graduations, mother's day, parties, anniversaries, or any other time you want to celebrate.  The colors are beautiful and you can mix and match the papers easily.


Adding Bazzill cardstock mats between each layer adds some nice dimension to the card as done the light inking.  A piece of the paper was cut into a pennant shape and added as the final layer.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lawn Fawn is coming

Hi everyone!

Pi here.
Great news :D
Kellie is bringing in Lawn Fawn to The Rubber Buggy store - YAY!!!

I can't tell you how excited I am!!

So in honor of the new brand I used a stamp & die set from my stash - season's tweetings.
I'm very happy with the way it turned out, mixed with products from the store such as Graphic 45 and Magnolia.


I've sprayed the WOC poinsettia with LSG glory of the sea gold and removed and the green leaves. I also changed the middle part for a flat crystal. Since I was in a hurry (my craft time is somewhat limited nowadays) the die cut leaf is painted with a wink of stella pen (clear), but you can also use the prima shimmer spray or perfect pearl from the store...

Products used on the card:
Lawn fawn seasons' tweetings stamp & die set
Magnolia doohickey tag (similar)
Copic markers
WOC poinsettias
Spellbinder's shapabilities foliage
WRS circle greetings
G45 papers, various collections (Eeirees tale, place in time)
Bakers twine, orange

I hope you liked it.
Don't forget to check out the store for the new Lawn Fawn products.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Missing you

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today  with a Prima doll and her name is Betty with a Hairbow.  She was lightly colored with ink and mounted atop a large Spellbinders oval.




I paired her with some Graphic 45 papers Botanical Tea collection.  The dots and stripes work so well together.



The sentiment is from another Prima Doll - Lots of Love collection.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Brahm's lullaby layout

Hi everyone!

Pi here with another layout using Graphic 45, love how easy it is to put together something beautiful using their products.

 

I've used G45's collection Baby 2 Bride again together with some elements from other G45's collection such as Le romantique, Little darlings and Once upon a time. You can also hint a thin boarder from the paper I used to mat some of the background pieces. That's also a paper from G45, a curiosity shoppe. So you see how easy it is to combine the different collections no matter what theme.


The layout is a picture of my sleeping baby boy and the title and journaling is the lyric of the Swedish version of Brahm's lullaby. I've focused on embellishing with roses. The large background 12x12 has small roses scattered. I also used Le Romantique stamps of roses as an element across the page. The journaling card from the deluxe collection already has roses, but I've added a fuzzy cut element from Little Darlings to cover the figure in the circle on the journaling card as it didn't fit with my theme. The title is written with stickers from the little darlings collection, but the other smaller stickers "lullaby" & "rock-a-bye" is from Baby 2 Bride.


Products from the store:
Graphic 45 deluxe collection baby 2 bride
Stamping supplies (doublesided tape, scissors)


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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stencilled Christmas Tag

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today working with stencils and ink.

Have you seen the fun stencils in the store?  Everything from Memory Box to The Crafter's Workshop to Ranger.

Today's I've used  The Crafter's Workshop and Ranger stencils to create a layered look on my tag.



I started by placing the Splattered Stencil on kraft cardstock and inked it with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink using an Ink Blending Tool.  My second layer is the Crafter's Workshop Mini Bricks Stencil inked with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool.





May Arts ribbon was tied to the tag after first being inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink using an Ink Blending Tool to make it less stark white.  A Sizzix banner and Santa with his Sleigh finished off the card.

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