Thursday, June 17, 2021

Mermaids make me Smile

Howdy y'all! 

Mary Ellen here from Creative Time With ME! Today I will be sharing with y'all how I created this fun slimline mermaid watercolor shaker card using The Robin's Nest Dew Drops!



Materials
  1. Bring out the surface you paint on. I use a small wooden cutting board.
  2. Next bring out your watercolor paper
  3. Then you can take your spray bottle and spritz onto the watercolor paper
  4. Pick up your paintbrush and do a wash of colors in ombré order from lightest to darkest
  5. Take your Heat It Craft Tool to dry your watercolor paper
  6. You will then bring out your MISTI, Mermaid Tail stamp and MFT Extreme Black Ink Pad
  7. Ink up your stamp and stamp image
  8. Bring out your Sizzix Sidekick
  9. Now you can bring the Mermaid Tail die and place over the image on watercolor paper
  10. Place some Post-Its or washi tape down to secure your die over the image
  11. When that is done you can run the Mermaid Tail die through the Sizzix Sidekick
  12. You will use the die on both the watercolor paper and acetate sheet
  13. Once that is done you will bring out your Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue
  14. Glue the watercolor paper to the acetate sheet
  15. It's now time to bring out the Foam Tape
  16. You will want to double up on the Foam Tape so that you have enough room for the shaker bits
  17. Any excess doubled up on the Foam Tape you will place under the mermaid tail
  18. Now you will bring out some patterned paper that resembles the ocean
  19. Fussy cut the patterned paper
  20. Place doubled up foam tape behind the patterned paper. Enough so you can tuck part of the mermaid tale under the paper
  21. Now you can put The Robin's Nest Dew Drops inside the shaker element
  22. Next begin to remove the backing from the doubled up foam tape enough so you can place the mermaid tail down
  23. After placing the mermaid tail in the middle of the card front. Remove the remaining backing from the doubled up foam tape
  24. Then place the water/scale patterned paper a little on top of the mermaid tail. Enough to cover the section of the stamped image to hide the bottom of the mermaid tail body
  25. Die cut a sentiment out of black cardstock
  26. Place glue on the back of the sentiment and attach to the water/scale patterned paper
  27. Your card is now complete! And ready to give to a recipient.
Later today on the Robin's Nest blog you will find a video tutorial of this process.

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.
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Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.


Thursday, June 3, 2021

Jewelry making fun!

Howdy y'all! 

Mary Ellen from Creative Time With ME is here! I have a fun jewelry making tutorial to share with y'all!


Materials
  1. Start out with your Ring Base Blank
  2. Cut Scrapbook Adhesives 12 by 12 Adhesive Sheets into the shape of your ring base
  3. Peel the backing from your cut Scrapbook Adhesives 12 by 12 Adhesive Sheets and attach it to the ring base
  4. Now peel the front backing from your cut Scrapbook Adhesives 12 by 12 Adhesive Sheet
  5. Take your Ribbon and twist it 
  6. While you are twisting the Ribbon attach it to the front of your ring.  
  7. Do this by placing it onto the exposed Scrapbook Adhesives 12 by 12 Adhesive Sheet
  8. Continue to twist the ribbon around the top of your Ring Base Blank
  9. Once the top of your ring is covered bring out the Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue 
  10. You will use the Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue  to attach any remaining twisted Ribbon onto your ring
  11. When this part is done your ring will appear to be a twisted ribbon rosette
  12. Bring out The Robin's Nest Mardi Gras Dew Drops  to place in the center of your rosette
  13. Use the Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue  to attach The Robin's Nest Mardi Gras Dew Drops
  14. The ring is now complete so let's party!
On the Robin's Nest blog you will find a video tutorial of this process.

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.
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Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

M.E.

Friday, May 28, 2021

May Card Hoppin' 2021

Howdy!

I am so excited to be taking part in today's 

Y'all I can't wait to see what everyone has created for the hop! I know there are a lot of YouTube videos taking place.  

The Hop List is
Mary Ellen Driggs >>> That's ME!







These cards are from a few of the gel prints I created! I'm hoping to have a video to share with y'all later. The prints y'all are seeing were created from using a heart shaped plate from the Gel Press Petites line. These prints were pulled by way of book paper and printer paper. On 3 of these cards, I used dies to create the heart shapes. I also used dies to help create the sentiments. Two of which have fun foam backing on them. And I used a brayer on all my prints. Although I did use a variety of paints, stencils and other materials to create prints. 

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Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.


Thursday, May 20, 2021

Celebrate You

Howdy! 

Mary Ellen from Creative Time With ME is here! I have a super cute watercolor slimline card perfect for any occasion!

Stamps: Waffle Flower Succulents
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Black, Arches Watercolour Cold Pressed   
Ink: VersaMark Dazzle Frost
Accessories: Ranger Embossing Powder Vintage Pearl, CTMH Watercolor Paints, Spellbinders About Us, SU! Amazing You, Scrapbookcom Celebrate 
  1. This card starts out by cutting some cardstock and watercolor paper into a slimline card. 
  2. For me that means we cut the watercolor paper to 3 5/8 x 8 1/2
  3. You do the same for the cardstock with the exception that you set the remaining 7 3/8 x 8 1/2 aside
  4. Now take the 7 3/8 x 8 1/2 cardstock and fold it in half on your scoreboard. 
  5. Next, pull out the stamp set. 
  6. Create masks for the 3 succulents that you want to use. 
  7. Then fussy cut the masks out. 
  8. Now take those masks and use them to help you figure out where you want to place the stamps on your card front. 
  9. Take your We R Precision Press Advanced and 3 of the stamping plates for it
  10. Use the plates for your stamps. 
  11. Bring out your powder tool to clear away areas that might have moisture on them
  12. Stamp apply embossing powder.
  13. Heat up the embossing powder.
  14. Place mask over stamped image. 
  15. Repeat until all 3 stamps have been used. 
  16. Then flip the card front over and repeat the stamping and embossing steps. 
  17. Die cut a sentiment
  18. Place on card front
  19. Glue the card front to the base. 
  20. When that is done place The Robin's Nest Dew Drops onto your card.

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

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Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Slimline Gatefold Pop Up card? Yup

Howdy y'all! 

It's Mary Ellen Driggs here from Creative Time with ME! I've got a fantastic card to share with y'all! It's a slimline gatefold card with a pop up when it's open! Below you will find the recipe on how I created this awesome card! And below that is the video tutorial if you are more of a visual learner


Materials

Best Dad stamp set by Maymay Made It

Nailed It stamp set by Maymay Made It 

Patina stamp set by Maymay Made It 

Ranger White Embossing Powder

T-square 12 inch ruler

Finger Dauber

Brutus Monroe Pigment Ink Alabaster White

VersaFine Clair Nocturne 

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Crackling Campfire

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Weathered Wood 

VersaMark Watermark

Prismacolor Premier Pencils 

Fantastix

Baby Oil

Spray Bottle with Water

Sharpie

Fiskars Micro-Tip Easy Action Scissors

Fiskars Stamp Block Set

Elizabeth Craft Double Sided Adhesive Tape

MISTI

Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper - Stub & Scallop Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue

Scor-Pal 12x12 Scoreboard

White Cardstock for stamping the tools

Cutting Guide

Kraft cardstock cut at 7 3/8 x 8 1/2

White cardstock cut at 3 5/8x 6 7/8

Black cardstock cut at 2 x 1 1/2

Assembly Instructions

  1. Start by stamping the tools from the Nailed It stamp set by Maymay Made It. 
  2. Next color the tools with colored pencils.
  3. Once done with coloring, bring out the Baby Oil and Pencil Coloring Tool. Use the tool to soak up the baby oil then use it as a pencil and color over the tools. Set aside until needed. 
  4. Move onto the card base. Which is the Kraft cardstock cut at 7 3/8 x 8 1/2. Score the cardstock at 2 1/8 and 7 1/2.
  5. When that part is done. You can now bring out the Salvaged Patina ink and Patina stamp set and stamp all over using the Fiskars Stamp Block Set.
  6. After stamping spray a little water to activate the Oxide ink. Then dry it off with some kitchen towel. 
  7. Now move onto the White cardstock which is cut at 3 5/8x 6 7/8. And score it at 1/2 and inch on both sides. Then move the cardstock to the 2 inch mark on the Scoreboard. And score at the 3 1/2 and 4 inch marks. Repeat the is step on the opposite side.
  8. When you are done with that part. Bring out the Crackling Campfire and Weathered Wood  inks. Swink them onto the white cardstock. 
  9. Next bring out the Sharpie and T-square. And draw horizontal straight lines.
  10. Then do vertical lines staggering where those lines are. This will help create the illusion of wood paneling. 
  11. Now bring back those colored tools and fussy cut them.
  12. After that you will bring the Sharpie out so you can color around the edge of the tools. 
  13. When that is done. You will bring out the wood paneling piece and using the Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue attach the tools onto the cardstock piece. 
  14. Once the tools are all on the wood paneling piece bring out the Elizabeth Craft Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Place the tape on the ends of the piece which is the 1/2 inch mark on both sides. 
  15. Then remove the backing from the adhesive tape and place the panel onto the card base.  
  16. Now take the black cardstock and stamp a sentiment using the MISTI and VersaMark Watermark.
  17. Next bring out some white embossing powder and your heat gun and emboss the sentiment. 
  18. When that is done bring out the Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper and use it on all 4 sides of the cardstock. 
  19. After that bring out the Brutus Monroe Pigment Ink Alabaster White and a finger dauber. And create a chalkboard looking image
  20. Then attach the cardstock to the front of the gatefold card. But only apply adhesive to one side of the gate piece. 
  21. Now use the MISTI stamp Happy Father's Day inside the card using the Best Dad stamp set by Maymay Made It.
  22. Now stamp the front of the card using nail stamps from the Nailed It stamp set by Maymay Made It.
  23. To complete the card stamp with Salvaged Patina ink and Patina stamp set on the front of the card. 


A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Stay Safe!

Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.