Friday, August 17, 2018

Stencil Girl & Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Blog Hop

Happy Friday! Today's blog post is exciting as I'm participating in a blog hop with Stencil Girl and Emerald Creek Craft Supplies. Both of these companies have fantastic products and I highly encourage you to go and check them out. If you've come from Emma's blog welcome or if you've just joined me, you'll also want to stop by Stencil Girl's and Emerald Creek Craft Supplies blogs. 


For my project, I combined a variety of stencils from Stencil Girl as well as stamps and embossing powders from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies to create my Happy Birthday Card. So, grab a cup of your favourite beverage and learn how I created my card. You'll also want to read all the way down to the bottom of my post as there is a giveaway as well as the next blog to visit. 


To start, cut a piece of cardstock that measures 4" x 5 1/4". Cut a piece of ephemera to the same 4" x 5 1/4" as the cardstock piece. Adhere the ephemera piece to the cardstock piece.


Paint a layer of Paper Artsy Midnight paint over top of the ephemera cardstock piece. With the midnight colour down, paint a layer of Paper Artsy French Roast Paint over top of the Midnight Layer. The last layer of paint to add is the Paper Artsy Claret Paint overtop of the French Roast layer. 


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Kimilese stamp and stamp at the bottom of the now painted cardstock piece. Reapply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Kimilese stamp and stamp at the top of the now painted cardstock piece. Dry the ink.


Place the Paint Splatters stencil overtop of the piece of cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Ground Espresso Distress Ink through the stencil. Dry the ink. Move the stencil slighty to the right and then use a blending tool with foam to blend Potting Soil Archival Ink through the stencil. Dry the ink.


Place the Coffee Cup Rings stencil overtop of the cardstock piece. Use the Emboss It dabber and dab through the Coffee Rings. Take the stencil off. Sprinkle Salted Wine Embossing Powder overtop of the coffee rings. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


Take the Emboss It Dabber and rub it along all four edges of the cardstock. Sprinkle Seth Apter's Baked Texture Embossing Powder in Ancient Amber around the edges. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


Place the Text & Texture - Explore Stencil overtop of the cardstock piece. Use the Emboss It dabber and dab through the explore stencil as desired. Take the stencil off. Sprinkle Midnight Black Embossing Powder overtop of the images left from the stencil. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


From the left over ephemera, tear a piece that measures approximately 1 1/4" x 3 1/8". Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Happy Birthday stamp. Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment in the middle of the ephemera piece. Place the splatter stencil overtop of the ephemera piece and use a blending tool with foam to blend Potting Soil Archival Ink through the stencil. Ink the edges of the ephemera piece using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Wrap twine at the bottom of the cardstock piece six times. Adhere the Happy Birthday ephemera piece 1/2" from the bottom and right to the edge of the right hand side of the cardstock piece. Rub the Emboss It Dabber along the edge of the ephemera piece. Sprinkle Seth Apter's Baked Texture Ancient Amber Embossing Powder along the edge. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.


Cut a piece of black cardstock that measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Adhere the cardfront to the black piece of cardstock. Cut a piece of white cardstock that measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4". Adhere the black piece of cardstock to the cardbase.


Here are a few closeups of my Happy Birthday Card.




And here's my finished card.


Stencil Girl Products Used:


Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Products Used:

- Seth Apter's Baked Texture Embossing Powder: Ancient Amber

Other Supplies Used:

- Paper Artsy: Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint - Midnight, French Roast and Claret
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Ground Espresso Distress Ink and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink, Potting Soil Archival Ink and Emboss It Dabber
- Misc: White Cardstock, Ephemera and Black Cardstock

And we can't forget about the giveaway! Here are all of the details:

GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive $50 in Gift Certificates to Emerald Creek
and 
StencilGirl® Products!
Enter to win by leaving a comment below.
Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win.
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
One winner will be chosen at random from all blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)


You have until Tuesday, August 21st at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl® Product's Facebook page and Emerald Creek’s Facebook page on Wednesday, August 22.

You'll want to head over to Vicki's blog next. Thank you for stopping by and I hope that I've inspired you to recreate my Happy Birthday Card.

Here is a list of today's blog hop participants: 

Katelyn Grosart (You are Here)

Day 1 Blog Hop:


Day 2 Blog Hop: 


 - Katelyn













Monday, August 13, 2018

Summer Days

Happy Monday! I'm back on Wild Whisper's blog today sharing my Summer Days Scrapbook Layout. To create my project, I used the Lake Life Collection of papers and embellishments.






For all the details, more photos and a full tutorial on my Summer Days Scrapbook Layout, you'll want to stop by the Wild Whisper blog. Make sure to keep on checking out my blog as well as Wild Whisper's blog because myself and the rest of the design team will be sharing lots of projects featuring the One More Chapter Collection as well the Lake Life Collection. 

- Katelyn



Joset Designs Release Day - Happy Hot Chocolate Season

I'm back with a second project for you today. It's a new release day over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, featuring Joset Designs new Christmas die and stamp release. You'll want to stop by the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see the rest of the designs team projects featuring her release.

For my project, I featured one of the new dies and stamp set to create my fun Happy Hot Chocolate Season Card. I also have a full tutorial on how to create my card, so grab your favourite Christmas beverage and enjoy!




To start, choose a piece of patterned paper from the Xmas Vintage Paper Pack. Die cut the 4 1/2" Dashing Rectangle die out of the patterned paper piece. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the patterned paper piece using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Next choose one piece of patterned paper. Die cut two 4" Stitched Rectangles out of the patterned paper piece. Die cut the 3 1/2" Stitched Rectangle out of the backside of the same patterned paper piece. Distress the edges of all three rectangles. Ink the edges of all three rectangles using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the 1 1/8" Stitched Fishtail Banner out of a piece of scrap patterned paper. Cut the banner down to 3". Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the Happy Hot Chocolate sentiment and stamp onto the banner. Distress the edges of the banner. Ink the edges of the banner using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


The next steps will be using the Hot Chocolate Die. You'll want to die cut all of the pieces out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. 

Using a blending tool with foam, blend Candied Apple Distress Ink over the entire surface of the cup and cut out candy cane.


Leave the snowflake and plain candy cane white.


Using a blending tool with foam, blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the drip marks.


Ink the edges of the marshmallows, the whip cream and steam marks using Antique Linen Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.




Now it's time for assembly.

Adhere the 4" stitched rectangle patterned paper piece to the 4 1/4" dashing rectangle patterned paper piece.


Adhere the chocolate drip to the cup. Adhere the cut out candy cane to the white candy cane. Adhere the whip cream to the cup. Adhere the candy cane to the right of the whip cream. Adhere the three marshmallows onto the whip cream.


Foam square the hot chocolate cup 3/4" from the right and 5/8" from the bottom of the 4 1/4" dashing rectangle. 


Use foam squares and adhesive to adhere the sentiment stitched banner 3/4" from the bottom and right against the left side of the 4 1/4" dashing rectangle patterned paper.


Adhere the 3 1/2" stitched rectangle to the 4" stitched rectangle. Adhere the snowflake in the bottom right hand corner of the 3 1/2" rectangle.


Cut a cardbase that measures 5 3/4" x 9", score at 4 1/2". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.


Adhere the 4" stitched rectangle to the cardbase. To finish off the snowflake, add a transp. glitter/gold dot.


Here's the finished Happy Hot Chocolate Season Card.






Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Candied Apple and Antique Linen & Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Potting Soil Archival Ink

- Katelyn


















Amazing Scrapbook Layout

I'm up on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog sharing with you my Amazing Scrapbook Layout. I hope that my layout will inspire you to want to recreate your own version at home.


You'll want to stop by Southern Ridge Trading Company's Blog so that you can learn how to recreate the embellishments for my Amazing Scrapbook Layout at home.

- Katelyn

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Just Because... Tag

Happy Tuesday! I'm up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today sharing my fun Just Because... Tag. To create my tag I used some dies from Joset Designs and Els van de Burgt Studio as well as a stamp from Krista Schneider.


I have a full tutorial on how I made my tag over on the Elizabeth Crafts Designs Blog

- Katelyn

Destiny Card

It's time for a new project over on Quietfire Design's blog today. I'm sharing my Destiny Card that features a variety of Quietfire Designs stamps and  A Way With Words dies.


For a full tutorial and a few more photos of my project, you'll want to head over to Quietfire's blog for all the details. 

- Katelyn

Monday, August 6, 2018

One More Chapter Home Decor Piece

Happy Monday! I'm up on Wild Whisper's blog today sharing my One More Chapter Home Decor Piece. To create my project, I used the new One More Chapter Collection.


For all the details and a full tutorial on my One More Chapter Home Decor Piece, you'll want to stop by the Wild Whisper blog. Make sure to keep on checking out my blog as well as Wild Whisper's blog because myself and the rest of the design team will be sharing lots of projects featuring the One More Chapter Collection as well the Lake Life Collection. 

- Katelyn