Today’s tutorial on Splitcoast is written by the wonderful Joanne Basile and it’s for a Paper bag book. I didn’t have time before leaving on vacation to make one, but I hope you check it out. I hope to make one when I get back from Florida with new beach pictures! 🙂

For the “From the Archives” section I decided to shoot the video for the Stamping with Bleach tutorial. I had just gotten the new Crafty Secrets Love You Mother stamp set in the mail. I love this set and decided to use the Mother/child image for the technique.

I started by cutting a piece of Kraft cardstock with Classic Circle Nestabilities dies. The background stamp was stamped in Frayed Burlap Distress ink all over the Circle, while the die was still on the cardstock. Next the circle was sponged with the same ink. The mother/child image was inked with bleach and stamped in the center of the circle. I cleaned the stamp right away after stamping with bleach. I was wondering if I could use clear stamps for this technique and was a little worried about using this darling image. But it worked out great.

The circle was stitched to a piece of Canyon Brown cardstock, cut and embossed with the new Spellbinders Parisian Motifs die. Blush Kaisercraft Pearls were were adhered to the left and right to Recollection flowers.

 

a 4 3/4″ piece of Vanilla cardstock was cut and embossed with one of the Parisian Accent dies and adhered under a 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ piece of Once Upon a Springtime Graphic 45 paper. The layers were adhered to a 4 3/4″ square out of the Baby 2 Bride Graphic 45 collection. The layers were stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of Canyon Brown cardstock.

Another piece of Brown cardstock was cut and embossed with the corner die from Parisian Accents and adhered to the upper right cover. May Arts Silk ribbon was tied around the horizontal layer before the layers were adhered to a card base, a 5 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ piece of Textured Vanilla cardstock.

The image layers were adhered to the card base with dimensionals and a few more Blush Kaisercraft pearls were added to the corner die cut to finish off the card.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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For last Wednesday’s Newsletter I updated the Bleached out Image Tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. For the new sample I used one of my favorite Crafty Secrets stamps, the Roses.

I stamped the image in Black Soot Distress ink on Kraft cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. Next I used a brush to apply bleach over the image. The bleached cardstock turned a light yellow.

Once the bleach dried, the image was colored with Copic Markers (Y21, Y32, G21, G24, G28). The cardstock was cut with a Grand Circle Nestabilities die and stitched on a piece of Vanilla cardstock, cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Circle Nestabilities die.

A 3″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Hometown October Afternoon Paper was adhered to a 5 1/4″ square of the same patterned paper (other side). The layer were stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of Vanilla cardstock. May Arts Ivory Silk Ribbon was tied around the horizontal paper strip.

The layers were adhered to the card base, a 5 3/4″ x 11 1/2″ piece of Kraft cardstock, folded in half. The image layers were adhered to the card base with dimensionals. Latte Kaisercraft Pearls finish off the card front.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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P.S.: I am not sure if I get a post ready for tomorrow. The last few days I have been prepping like crazy for my next class at Simply Scrapbooks this Saturday. I am also trying to work ahead for next week! We are going back to Florida for a week during the kids spring break! We can’t wait!  To be warm without a space heater or lots of layers of clothing…..To feel the sun warming your skin while lounging on the beach…..HEAVEN!

For yesterday’s newsletter I picked the Triangle Tri-Fold card tutorial as the Tutorial you might have missed. For my sample for the video tutorial .

I stamped the image and the small sea gull in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was cut and embossed with Label 1 Nestabilities and colored with Copic Markers (Hat and Sand: E30, E31, E33      Dress: BG10, BG11, BG72      Skin: E50, E51      Bucket and Shovel: R11, R12      Ocean: G0000, G000, Goo        Sky: B0000, B000, B00      Sea Gull: W2).

The label was first sponged with Antique Linen, then with Vintage Photo Distress Ink for an antique look. It was layered on Early Espresso cardstock cut and embossed with the next size up Label 1 die. The edges of the image layer were paper pierced.

The card base is a 4″ x 12″ piece of textured Early Espresso cardstock. It was scored at 4″ and 8″. The outer panels were scored diagonally. Next a 3 9/16″ piece of white cardstock was cut diagonally and topped with Fruehlingserwachen Whiff of Joy patterned paper. The paper was first cut into a 3 1/4″ square and topped with a 1 1/8″ wide strip of the same paper pack. Then the square was cut diagonally. The triangles were adhered to the bigger white triangles. Melissa Frances White Lace was adhered over the horizontal strip before the pieces were stitched with brown thread.

Three Copper Brads were added to the lower right of the right triangle before the layers were adhered to the card base. A Ribbon holder (retired Stampin’ Up! Hardware) was attached to the upper right hand side of the image layers and Gold May Arts Organdy ribbon was threaded through it.

Another white and brown cardstock label were cut with the same dies as for the front. A sentiment from Seaside was stamped in Rich Memento Ink in the center of the label. The sand dollar images were inked up with Vintage Photo, stamped off once and then stamped onto the label. Just like the image layer, this layer was also sponged with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress ink.

For the center panel, a 1 1/8″ x  3 9/16″  piece of Fruehlingserwachen patterned paper was adhered to a white cardstock square.

The layers were folded down, then first the sentiment panel was adhered to the right side, the left side was opened just a bit, then placed over the sentiment panel. The image panel was adhered to the left side of the trifold. The card was tied shut with the Gold ribbon.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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On Thurday I made a card without line stamps and Copic Markers. I haven’t done that in a long time. I just love to color and have a hard time not to use it on my cards.

I made this card for Thursday’s Way to Use it Challenge as well as with the sketch from last weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge.  I started with cutting Tissue paper with the Blossom Spellbinders die and stamping them with Crafty Secrets Artsy Banner stamp in Vintage Photo distress ink.  An Antique Brad was put through all layers and the edges were sponged with Vintage Photo ink.

A heart was cut and embossed out of Classic White Neenah cardstock with Spellbinders Classic Heart die. The edges were sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink and the sentiment from Crafty Secrets Sweet Kids was stamped in the center with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink.  The heart was layered on a piece of Neenah Canyon Brown cardstock that had been cut and embossed with Scallop Heart die. The edges of the sponged heart were paper pierced.

A 3 1/2″ square of Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime was stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of Canyon Brown cardstock, after it’s upper corners were rounded. Melissa Frances lace from the Beige Ribbon collection was adhered to the bottom of that layer and the heart and flower were attached to it with dimensionals.

A 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Once Upon A Springtime paper was stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of Canyon Brown paper before the layers were adhered to the card base, a 4 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ piece of textured Kraft cardstock folded in half.

Latte Kaisercraft Pearls finish off the card. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.
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Today’s tutorial on Splitcoast is written by Anne Harada. It is called Faux Pressed Flowers.

For my sample I started out by stamping a stem stamp from Crafty Secrets new Art Blooms stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I was cut with the Out of the Box Technique and Classic Oval Nestabilities die. Next I masked the stem and stamped over the image with the note border from Artsy Banner in Antique Linen Distress Ink.

The image was colored with Copic Markers (G40, G82, G85, RV32, RV35) and the oval was sponged first with Antique Linen, then with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Prima Flowers were adhered over the stem, then the entire oval was embossed with ProvoCraft’s Textile Texture Embossing Folder. Next I sponged some more Vintage Photo Ink over the embossed part of the oval. Citrus Crush  Flower Soft was added in the center of my Prima Flowers.

The oval was adhered over another piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock, that had been was cut and embossed with Beaded Oval Nestabilities die and sponged with Vintage Photo ink.

I created the card following the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge from last week. For the card base  a 4″ x 5″ piece of Circa 1934 Cosmo Cricket patterned paper was stitched to a 3/16″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. Two 2″ x 2 7/8″ piece of Circa 1934 paper were stitched to 3/16″ bigger piece of white cardstock.  Two 2 7/8″ long strips of white cardstock were cut with the Faux Crochet Border Dienamics, adhered to the rectangle pieces before those were taped to the bigger layers.

The layers were adhered to the card base, a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock folded in half.  Recollections Rhinestone swirl was adhered to the upper right corner. Another piece of Solar White was cut and embossed with Spellbinders Fancy Tag dies. One of the sentiments from Art Blooms was stamped on it with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

A pink silk bow was tied with the Bow Easy and topped with a Recollection Rhinestone brad. It was adhered to the upper right side of the sentiment panel to finish off the card front.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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I created this card for yesterday’s sketch challenge on Splitcoast. I started out with stamping this darling image from Crafty Secrets Sweet Kids in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on X-Press It! Blending card and coloring it with Copic Markers (Umbrella: R00, R01, R02, N3, N5, N7 Grass: G20, G21, G24 Flower stems: G24, G28 Dress: Y11, Y13, Y15, W1 Flowers: BV11, BV13 Hair: Y21, Y26, Y28, Skin: E00, E02, Stockings: E0000, E00).

The image was cut and embossed with Classic Square Nestabilities and airbrushed with Copic Marker B21. The image was then layered on a piece of black cardstock, cut and embossed with Scallop Square Nestabilities.

All patterned papers used were from Webster’s Pages Petite Papers. First a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece was stitched to a Neenah Solar White card base. The black with white polka dot paper measures 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ and was adhered to the card base.

Next is a 2 7/8″ x 4 1/2″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock strip. On each side a white strip was added that had been cut with (what is becoming my favorite border die) the Faux Crochet Border die.  A sentiment from Sweet Kids was stamped on the bottom of the vertical strip with Tuxed Black Memento Ink.

The small blue paper strip measures 1 1/4″ x 3 5/8″. The bottom border was paper pierced, then a strip of May Arts White Organdy Ribbon was tied around the strip. It was topped with a Pink Paislee brad. Sparkly Silver ribbon was tied around it and curled around the brad.

Recollection Rhinestones swirls in the top left and bottom right corner as well as some Silver Kaisercraft Rhinestones finish off the card.

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Two images I colored made it in the 2011 Copic Catalog. I am sooo stinking excited. The name of the stamp sets weren’t listed, so I thought I better do it here.

The first image is from Crafty Secrets Roses Stamp set. It was stamped on Express It! Blending Card in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic Markers. I didn’t write down the colors and I colored the images back in September, but I think the colors were R27, R29, R39, R89, BG93, BG96, BG99.

I love this Rose image. It is sooo much fun to color!

I love Crissy Armstrong’s Fairy images from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps. For my second image I chose the Bird Fairy. Again the image was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored with Copic Markers. I am sorry, but I really don’t recall all the colors used on the Fairy. I know there were quite a lot.

Wait until you see the rest of the artwork in that catalog. I can’t believe my images made it in. All the other artwork is hand drawn and colored and really takes your breath away. Copic added each artist’s name and blog address to their page.

Have a wonderful day! Try to stay warm. It’s snowing here …. again. Just the thought of shoveling snow AGAIN makes me sigh. Both boys are home sick with colds. Winter is so not my season and living this far North is definitely not for the Johns’ family! 6 more months….

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Christine Okken created a great tutorial for the Watercolor Bleed technique for Splitcoast this week. To shoot the video for that technique, I created this card.

For my sample I stamped the Poppy image from Crafty Secrets in Black Soot Distress Ink on Watercolor paper and embossed it with clear embossing powder. The paper was misted with water and colored with a water brush and Spiced Marmelade, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass Distress Reinker.

Once the paper dried, a frame was dry embossed with the largest Classic Rectangle Nestabilities die, the edges were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the paper was stitched to a 1/4″ bigger piece of black cardstock.

The card base is a 5″ x 12″ piece of textured Kraft cardstock folded in half. The edges of the card front were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink. A 3″ x 4 1/2″ piece of Schoolhouse October Afternoon paper was adhered to a 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of the same paper pack. They were stitched to a 1/4″ bigger piece of black cardstock and adhered to the card base.

The sentiment is also from the Poppy stamp set. It was stamped in Black Soot Distress ink on a tag cut and embossed with the Five in one Tag die from Spellbinders. The center was sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  A bow was tied out of May Arts Gingham Ribbon. A button was tied to the bow with waxed linen. The same waxed Linen strip was used to tie the tag to the bow. Black Kaisercraft Rhinestones on the top right of the image layers finish off the card.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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My internet is out again since Saturday afternoon. It is getting really old having it break every month with no apparent reason. It’s Sunday afternoon and I am sitting in the Richmond Airport waiting for Colleen to arrive from Atlanta.I can’t wait to hang out with her the next two days.

These little ornaments are too much fun! All you need is some Microscopic Slides or like in my case, Memory Glass from Ranger. For the video I created several different samples.

Easy Santa

For this ornament I cut down a piece of Christmas Creative Scrap from Crafty Secrets. It was cut down to 1 7/8” square and backed with a 1 7/8” piece of patterned paper. The paper pieces were sandwiched between a  2” x 2” piece of Frosted Memory Glass and a 2” x 2” regular Memory Glass. All the layers were placed into a 2” x 2” Memory Frame. Red silk Ribbon was used as a hanger and to tie a bow around the hanger. The bow was topped with a Vintage Brad from Stampin’ Up!.

Sweet Girl

I cut another piece of Christmas Creative Scraps down to 1 7/8” square  and backed with another Creative Scrap square in the same size. A Tim Holtz Memo Pin was stuck between the layers before they were layered with Memory Glass. This time I wrapped ¼” wide Scor-Tape around the layers, took off the liner and pressed the tape in Vintage Shard Glass Glitter.  A bow was tied around the pin with beige silk ribbon. A mulberry flower and leaf from Recollections as well as a Tim Holtz Philosophy tag were added to the bow. Silver Cord was used to create the hanger.

Vintage Santa

For this sample I stamped my favorite Santa from Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on X-Press It! Blending Card and colored it with Copic Markers (Background: E30, E31 Skin: R0000, R01, R20 band: E57, E59, Holly: G24, G28 R39, R59, coat: R27, R29, R39, beard/hair: W00, W1, W3). The cardstock was cut with 1 7/8” square and backed with patterned paper, sandwiched between Memory Glass and placed in another Memory Frame. May Arts Brown Crinkled Ribbon was tied in a bow on the Memory Frame and topped with a Recollections Brad. This time I used embroidery floss for a hanger.  To dress up the frame, I added May Arts Crochet Lace on the left hand side, topped it with a button that tied to the lace with waxed Linen. Three Latte Kaisercraft Pearls on the upper left hand side finish off the ornament.

Here is a video for the visual Learner:

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Yesterday we published a tutorial by Linda Duke, showing you how to create this darling felt mitten with the help of the Nested Mitten dies from Spellbinders. I created mine with Christmas Creative Scraps from Crafty Secrets, May Arts Ribbon and Tim Holtz Charm Fragments. A Prima Flower tops off my mitten. This was fun and easy to make. Rebecca and her friend started making their own.

Her is a video for the visual learner:

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