Friday, February 25, 2011

"PaRiS" Mini Canvas Tutorial

{Gorgeous creation & posting by Angelica Turner - BLOG}

Good Morning Friday, hope everyone had a good week and is ready to welcome the weekend. Today I have a little tutorial on making this vintage inspired mini canvas with a stamp from Stampin' D'Amour. I used lots of fun goodies, some feathers, a crochet flower I made a while back, a pin I made with some beads I found in my bead stash, anyways, hope you like the tutorial.

I started by picking 2 acrylic paint colors that would contrast and look good together for the crackle finish.

Start by painting your mini canvas with the burnt umber color acrylic paint, let dry or dry with a heat gun.

Apply a coat of crackle medium and follow instructions on the bottle, mine calls for a nice even coat and let dry until the medium is tacky to the touch.

Apply a coat of contrasting paint, for mine I used this color called bone, I didn't want to wait for the air drying so I used my heat gun to dry the canvas.

Ink edges with walnut stain ink.

Stamp image on cream cardstock with blazing red StazOn ink.

Distress edges with a distress tool, this one is my favorite.

Ink edges of image with walnut stain ink for
that extra distressed look.

Diecut the Spellbinders border from red cardstock.

Cut the border in small sections to make a
frame around the stamped image.

Glue the sections to the image,
make sure to trim the corners of the pieces you are using on the corner.

Here is the final image with the lace border completed.

I mixed some Golden gloss gel medium with
Pearl Ex powder and painted a mulberry rose.

Before the medium dried I put some Diamond Dust on the rose, I love the look this adds to my flowers.

I used a Quickutz die to cut some leaves from glitter cardstock.

Using a embossing tool, I shaped the leaves to give them some dimension.

I ...added some pop dots to the stamped image for dimension.

Adhere a couple of feathers, the crochet flower and painted rose, the leaves. I also made a pin with some beads I had in my stash. As a final touch I added some gold Stickles to the stamped image and the crochet flower.
Stamps; Stampin' D'Amour (French Vintage)
Inks; StazOn (Blazing Red), Distress Ink (walnut stain)
Paper; Bazzill Cardstock, cream cardstock, DCWV Glitter paper
Other; 4" x 4" Canvas, Stickles (Golden Rod), Quickutz leaves die, Tim Holtz Distressing tool, Spellbinders Classic Lace Border, Wild Orchid Crafts mulberry wild roses 30mm, Pearl Ex (689 Blue Russet), Diamond Dust, Golden Gel Medium (Regular Gel Gloss), Delta Crackle, Acrylic paint
(Burnt Umber, Bone), feathers, handmade crochet flower, pin, beads, pop dots, Cuttlebug Machine.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Vintage Typewriter Card...

{Fabulous creation & posting by Jennifer Cuthbertson - BLOG}

Today I'm happy to share with you a card I made using the fabulous Vintage Typewriter stamp from
Stampin' d'Amour! I love the vintage images they have and this one's no exception! I stamped the typewriter image on a manila tag and distressed it by crumpling it over and over (it was really soft when I finished!) and adding a lot of dye ink. I finished the tag with red twine to give it a vintage repair tag feel. I thought the tag would be a great addition to the new Curtain Call collection from Graphic 45 and I finished the card with a couple of red bead accents.

Supplies: Stamps - Vintage Typewriter (SDA), DP - Curtain Call Collection (G45), Card Stock - Basic Black (SU!), Ink - Basic Black (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Twine (May Arts), Beads (Martha Stewart), Tag (Uline), Corner Chomper

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Vintage Typewriter Tag

{Fabulous creation & posting by Angelica Turner - BLOG}

Playing with some vintage goodies here, today I have a tag I made with this typewriter vintage image from one of the collage sheets from
Stampin' D'Amour, I paired it with the "Authentic" image from Crafty Secrets, the tag I embossed with the "Typeset" embossing folder and inked up with walnut stain distress ink. The metal corners are made with a Quickutz die and a Cuttlebug embossing folder, added some fibers, a Prima mini rose, and a couple of glittery leaves from a floral pick.

Inks; Distress Ink (walnut stain, frayed burlap)
Paper; Copper metallic paper
Other; Stampin' D'Amour Collage Sheet (Vintage Typewriter Ad), 3" x 6 1/4" Kraft Tag, Cuttlebug embossing folders (Typeset, corners), Crafty Secrets image, Making Memories copper mini eyelets, Stickles (Copper), Quickutz corner die, Karen Foster Metal Sheet (Copper), chain links, Copper glitter leaves, Prima mini rose, fibers, pop dots, Cuttlebug Machine, We R Memory Keepers copper wide eyelet.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Viva Bene!

{Beautiful creation & posting by Jennifer Cuthbertson - BLOG}

I've shared a number of projects using images from Stampin' D'amour and today I want to show you the great sentiments they have to offer as well! The sentiment on this card is in Italian and translates to "live well, love much, laugh often" which is a great way to live, right?

I paired the sentiment with papers and embellishments from my new Curio Collection - I adore everything about these papers - and added some vintage brads to give the cameo a framed look.

Supplies: Sentiment Stamp (SDA), DP/Chipboard Stickers/Woolies - Curio Collection (Basic Gray), Ink/Card Stock - Chocolate Chip (SU!)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


(Beautiful creation & post by Angelica Turner - BLOG)

I have a card today I made using a couple of vintage inspired stamps from Stampin' D'Amour, the sentiment is part of their "French Vintage" clear stamp set, and the lady image is from their "Vintage Ladies" clear stamp set.

The lady I stamped and heat embossed with black detail embossinf powder, cut with scissors and adhered with pop dots, the fancy edge page from a MM spiral notebook was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, I also added some Stickles around the edge. I made the flower with some hand dyed seam binding and added a pearl, the doily was sprayed with glimmer mist and inked with distress ink.

Stamps; Stampin' D'Amour (French Vintage, Vintage Ladies)
Inks; StazOn (Jet Black), Distress Ink (tumbled glass), VersaMark Watermark Ink
Paper; Canson "Fanboy" White paper, patterned paper, glitter paper
Other; Glimmer Mist (Old Lace), Stampendous embossing powder (Detail Black), Stickles (Crystal), Corner Chomper, Sizzix Die (Branch w/Leaves), K & Co. tag, Making Memories Spiral notebook (note worthy), Cuttlebug embossing folder (Heritage), Doily, Hand Dyed seam binding, pearl, pop dots, Cuttlebug Machine.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

ALoHa Tag...

(Fabulous creation & posting by Jennifer Cuthbertson - BLOG)

Are you having fun traveling with me and
Stampin' D'amour? Over the past few weeks, I've showed you vintage France and this week I'm showing you vintage Hawaii! I used the colors for this week's Throwdown and a replica luggage sticker to make this fun tag.

I started off with a manilla tag and embossed it with my woodgrain embossing plate. I was thinking old Polynesian canoe but the grain didn't show up very well. I aged the tag with some distress ink, fussy cut the flight attendant from the luggage sticker, added the stamped poster image, and finished off the tag with some gorgeous Hawaiian-themed ribbon I've had forever.

Supplies: Stamp - Vintage Hawaiian Airlines (SDA), Tag/Ribbons/Twine (Etsy) Card Stock - Select White (PTI), Ink - Bashful Blue (SU!), Tea Dye Duo (PTI), Sticker (Paper Source)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bonjour...creative card


(Beautiful creations and posting by Angelica Turner - BLOG)

Today I have a vintage inspired card featuring a couple of stamps from Stampin' D'Amour, for the base of the card I used a Spellbinders Labels Seventeen, the paper is from Autumn Leaves. For the flower I used a Sizzix die called Flower Layers #3 with patterned papers from the same line as the card base, I shaped the petals with an embossing tool and glimmer misted them for a touch of sparkle. The leaves I made using a die from Cuttlebug. The wonderful stamped image was stamped with StazOn, and inked with aged mahogany Distress Ink.


Stamps; Stampin' D'Amour (French Vintage)
Inks; StazOn (Timber Brown), Distress Ink (aged mahogany)
Paper; Bazzill Bling Cardstock, Cardstock, Autumn Leaves (Foof-a-la)
Other; Spellbinders (Labels Seventeen), Glimmer Mist (Sherbert), Cuttlebug leaf die, Sizzix Flower Layers #3 Die, Recollections silver adhesive pearls, vintage button, Michaels floral picks, pop dots.

"Oo-La-La Card..."

I have been playing with some vintage inspired stamps, today I have this card with a very elegant image from "Stampin' D'Amour", this image is part of their "French Vintage" clear stamp set. I stamped the image twice on Canson paper and colored it with pearlescent watercolor paints, they have the perfect amount of shimmer, once colored I cut one image and adhered it with pop dots, the small crown image on the yellow die cut piece is also from the "French Vintage" set. I used some of my favorite paper from the "Que Sera Sera" collection from K & Co., love the color scheme, so bright and cheerful.

Stamps; Stampin' D'Amour (French Vintage)
Inks; StazOn (Jet Black), Distress Ink (wild honey)
Image colored with; Pearlescent Watercolor Paints
Paper; Bazzill Cardstock, Canson "Fanboy" white paper, K & Co. (Que Sera Sera)
Other; Spellbinders (Labels Seventeen), ribbon, 3D paint (Iridescent gold mist), Martha Stewart embossing stencil, Wild Orchid Crafts mini rose, DMC Crochet thread, pop dots.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

French Vintage...card.

(posting & lovely creation by Jennifer Cuthbertson - BLOG)

Today I'm happy to share a card I made with Stampin D'amour's French Vintage set that is perfectly suited for a 1.5" circle punch and the color palette from this week's Color Throwdown. I used my Cuttlebug to cut out a couple of different shapes using Spellbinders craft foil and mounted the stamped image on top, finishing the card with some olive ribbon and a vintage, rhinestone button.

Supplies: Stamps - French Vintage (SDA), DP - Anna Griffin for K&Co, Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Whisper White (SU!), Ink - Old Olive (SU!), Ribbon (Etsy), Vintage Button (eBay), Cuttlebug, Spellbinders, Craft Foil (Spellbinders), Foam Squares
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