Friday, August 18, 2017

Victorine Originals Challenge 9 - On Wings

Welcome back! Ready for the next challenge?

Challenge #9
"On Wings"

Butterflies? Winged Insects? Fairies? There's certainly more than one way to interpret this challenge. Please link your cards, mixed media projects, and scrapbook layouts, we love see all forms of craftiness join in the fun! 
Now, the winner of Challenge #8 -"Purple"

Becca Cruger
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Thank you to all who participated in our last challenge, and we cant wait to see what you design for our NEW Challenge #9 - "On Wings"!

The winner of this challenge will Receive a $10.00 Gift Certificate to spend at the Victorine Originals online store!

Please read the rules before entering!

Now on to our DT Inspiration for our Challenge

using wings from the Wings Set

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Happy Birthday to You!!!

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!
It's DT Theresa here from Theresa's Crafty Creations
and it's my day to take over the blog--
YAY for me... 🙌

I'm so excited to share this Sweet colorful
Birthday card I made! 

I really like the Birthday Word Print Stamp -
It's not a full background stamp - it's about 3 3/4 x 4 3/4
I pulled out a piece of water color paper & Heat embossed
the stamp with some White Embossing powder then
 I pulled out some Distress Oxide inks in
Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, & Fossilized Amber
to color over my embossing - It totally makes the words POP!
I added some of my Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spray and
dabbed it with a cloth -  I let it dry then used a Stitched
Rectangle die to cut it out -

Then, I wanted to add that ADORABLE
Wonky Four Layer Cake Stamp! I embossed it as well -
Using some Purple, Pink, & yellow embossing powder I
had in my stash - I don't own a ton of embossing powders
especially in colors, so I'm a little disappointed that I didn't
have a bright purple or pink... I think it would have stood out a
bit more if I had... None the less - I used what I got! 😊
After it was embossed, I cut it out with my Brother Scan N Cut

I used some Bright dotted paper from Doodlebug Designs and
cut it out with a Scalloped Stitched Die from Gina Marie Designs
I think it looks wonderful on that White Cardstock - I also
used some Fun Foam to pop up the Scallop frame & added some
Dimensionals to the cake - 

I'll be giving this card to one of the Teachers at School --
Everyone is happy to be back at work and back on a 
schedule! :)

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

From the Garden

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday,

Today is my day to post on the Victorine Originals Blog.  I chose to use 
Pea Pods for my inspiration today.  This is my second project this month using this delish stamp. I recently tried to buy a stamp from a different manufacturer that is nearly identical to this one and it was sold out.  Silly me I only had to look at Victorine Originals and it was right there!!

Tag Recipe:
Pea Pod stamped on Craft cardstock using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink, I colored in the image using Prismacolor Premier pencils and then used Gansai Tambi Starry watercolors in gold to add the highlights to the vines, leaves and to flick lil dots of gold across the whole front of image to add a bit of shimmer. I then used a long strip of washi tape from my stash folded in half and added to the layer as pictured. Lastly I die cut the layer using KatScrappiness Stitched Rectangle dies and adhered the layer to the front of a craft colored tag base. I did this so the tag would have weight and be thicker. I used a scrap piece of brown ribbon for my picture, but you could use anything you wish to attach to your project.

Don't forget there is still time to enter your "PURPLE" themed projects into our challenge, we now have 3 ways to play along. Check out this lovely inspiration board for the current challenge.

Head on over to the Victorine Originals blog and check out their challenge post. They do not have to use Victorine Originals stamps on them. We can't wait to see what you create!  
I look forward to visiting your blogs.
Thank you for visiting today and have a great day!
Design Team Member MaryAnn

Monday, August 14, 2017

Thanks for being you

Thanks for being you

Good morning VO friends! Amy here to share a Thank You card I made using a fun Angel from the Beautiful Angel set.    (10566-X)
(74407-B) from Victorine Originals 

I thought of making a Thank you card because I am so thankful for my DT sisters and Sabrina for covering for me the last few weeks while I dealt with a death in my family of a very important person to me.  
So to all of you, really a Thank you doesn't seems to be enough. But a huge

And the inside

I started out by choosing some fun and colorful papers from my stash. 
I then die cut the pretty design and backed it in white card stock.
I then stamped directly on the paper.
I also die cut for the sentiment.  I layered a few colors and attached them to my card. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today. 
Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to join in our challenge which will be ending soon. 
Here's the mood board again for that challenge

Be sure to join in and please stop by my blog for my inspiration peice I made for the challenge.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Just For You

Happy Sunday, everyone and welcome. Today I'm sharing a simple design that reminded me of some of my first cards minus the sequins, of course. Do you ever look back at past projects to see how far along you've progressed? For me the difference is night and day.  

Using the Victorine Originals Just For You sentiment and Flowers stamp, I stamped the image  and sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink, add a little color with Zig Pens, die-cut an oval to frame image, adhered with 3D mounting foam, finished off with sequins. So simple, just the way I like it lately.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Snail Mail - Thinking of You

Hello everyone and welcome.
Heather from SuprFox Designs here today with this cute little snail image from the Mini Animals and Flowers set

These little critters are so cute and versatile and I saw this little snail and thought a Thinking of You card would be perfect.  I started with a 3 x 3 piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb card stock and stamped the snail in TH Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers (OMG, this color is so pretty!) then I added the Thinking of You sentiment from my crafty stash and wanted to showcase more of that beautiful color, so dug around in my big box of stencils and found this distressed bubble one and added some more ink to the top left of my white panel.  

I then cut out a 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 square of Poppy colored paper to mat my snail piece onto.  I put it all onto an A2 sized piece of grey card stock and added some glitter washi tape down the side for a bit more interest. These colors really pop and are so pretty together. 

Don't forget to join us for the current challenge going on right now, you can use the theme, images and/or colors for inspiration!  

See you all soon
Mini Animals and Flowers

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Butterfly Frame Card

Hello all!  Happy Wednesday.  Beth from Beth's Beauties here today with a lovely butterfly card.
I created this card using a butterfly stamp from the VO Wings set and the sentiment stamp from the VO Butterfly set.   Both were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink on prints from DCWV's Lilac Love stack.  The butterfly was embellished with White Nuvo Crystal Drops and white gel pen.
Additional products used include GMD Triburst stencil with homemade embossing paste, Grape Fizz Trendy Twine, GMD Floral Frame set die, GMD Spring Flower Arrangements dies and sage green paint. The recipe I used for the embossing paste is:  1/4 cup corn starch, 1 Tbsp. Elmer's School Glue, 1 Tbsp. Acrylic Paint (I used white but you can use any color) and small amount of water, just enough to make the mix into a paste.  I used the paste on watercolor paper for extra stability.
Remember, we have our Purple challenge going on right now! Here is the inspiration photo for it. You can use the pictures, theme, and/or colors to enter.
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sewing Themed Card using Flawed Rubber as Embellishment

It's Sabrina again!  I'm back with more flawed rubber. This time I used a slightly different technique.

This sewing machine is from the Mirkwood Sewing Set (10577-X). I pulled it out of the flawed rubber box and decided to play with it. It was a bear to fussy cut as I'm sure you can imagine.  This time, instead of inking the stamp to make the details pop, I filled the gaps with embossing powder then heated it to melt it in the cracks. 

Wouldn't ya know it? I was so busy doing it, that I forgot to take pictures of the process! Doh!

What I figured out that gave me the best results was to dump the embossing powder in heaps all over the stamp then use my finger to brush across the top. I tried a brush first, but it putted the embossing powder out of the crevices. I used a piece of paper, but it left too much embossing powder where I didn't want it. 
Then I used the typical steps of running the heat gun to let it heat up then starting by heating the back of the card. Because it's a powder that melts and shrinks, I did two layers of embossing powder for the spots that didn't fill completely the first time.

For the rest of the card, I found some solid light green card stock that matched the background paper nicely. I used a piece of scrap lace I had laying around as well as a couple sewing pins I had in my sewing box.  The sentiment is Sending My Love To You (74369-B).

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Playing With Flawed Rubber

Hi All!  Sabrina here.  
I've considered doing a post like this since I had an idea while staring at a flawed stamp. 

What is a flawed stamp you ask?  When making stamps, if I don't get the pressure just right or I miscalculate the size of bearer bars or plates, I end up with stamps that are imperfect like the Empty Snow Globe (5043-S) pictured below.

Look closely at the right side of the globe on this one. See the little bubbles? No good for a stamp. That makes this stamp is flawed. Some times I make the backing too thin to make a good stamp. Sometimes the rubber doesn't vulcanize properly. (Beam me up, Scotty!) I think you get the idea. Random things go wrong. The stamp isn't perfect. I'm not sending it to a customer.

This week, I had an order for this empty snow globe. I forgot to put the bottom plates in so the rubber didn't fill in this stamp completely. I made a new one for the customer then I stared at this one and realized it was the PERFECT stamp for this experiment. Instead of throwing it away, I started cutting out the stamp.

Got the outside done, so started the inside. Rubber is quite flexible and sturdy so I folded the die in half then cut with my Kai scissors.  I can't stress enough how the right scissors can make or break a project like this. Do not attempt to fussy cut rubber with regular paper scissors. You want short, sharp blades.


 To make a long story short, for the background of this card, I found these 3 different finishes of paper in the color family I wanted. I cut 1" strips and taped at the diagonal with my Tombow Mono Adhesive. I found some cord with these colors and glued diagonally in the corners.

This is a window card. I used a circle cutter to make the window through the front of the card the same size as the stamp's globe. On the inside of the card, I stamped Mr. and Mrs. Claus (2195-G) and used regular colored pencils to color. To get the rich red, I used the red-orange, then a layer of red, then burnished with brown.The green dress was the darker green with a light layer of black.I used an black ink to add definition to the pattern in the stamp then let everything dry.

Easy peasy! I bet you could come up with something better!

Where do you get flawed rubber? I don't know about other stamp manufacturers, but I can't stand wasting something that someone can use. We sell thirty flawed stamps for $6.00! 
Some people like flawed rubber to use for collages or as backgrounds. This was a fun project that added an interesting three dimensional effect. You all are so creative, I'm sure many of you can think of even better uses for it!

Love and Crafty Kisses,

Friday, August 4, 2017

Victorine Originals Challenge 8 - Purple

Welcome back! Ready for the next challenge?

Challenge #8

Show us Purple! You can use purple inks, paper, and/or embellishments. We don't care as long as it's PURPLE
Cards, Mixed Media, Scrapbook Layouts, yes, we love to see all of them. 

Now, the winner of Challenge #7 -"Back To School"

Sherri Thacker

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Thank you to all who participated in our last challenge, and we cant wait to see what you design for our NEW Challenge #8 - "Purple"!

The winner of this challenge will Receive a $10.00 Gift Certificate to spend at the Victorine Originals online store!

Please read the rules before entering!

Now on to our DT Inspiration for our Challenge

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Take me out to the Ball game....

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!
DT Theresa here from Theresa's Crafty Creations
Today's my day to take over the blog - YAY for me... 🙌

I'm so excited to share this COOL Baseball Themed 
Birthday card I made for another Teacher at Work!

I really like the Vintage Baseball Stamp Set (10608-X)
It has so many elements that anything can be created with it -
As you all know, I make cards for the Teachers at school, so I
had to use the Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamp (2972-C) on
my card as well. I'm using the (Play-Ball) Digital Paper kit by
Designs by Dani - The Stitched Rectangle & Circle dies
are from My Favorite Things - I also used some Fun Foam to POP
My card up for added Dimension...

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