dinsdag 22 juli 2014

Crea-Sandra's crafty tutorial world - Creating an accordion card

Hi all!

Today, I would like to show you how to create an accordion card. 

Supplies
- Nestabilities Label 1 die 
- Card stock: 3.5" x 10.5" and 3.5" x  7"
- Chipboard for the front and back.
If you don't have chipboard (like me) you can also adhere 2 pieces of heavy weight card stock together.
- Patterned paper of your choice
- Ribbon
- Robyn's Fetish image: Christmas Meeces
This set contains 6 images and I used 4 of them on this card.
- Copic Markers or another coloring medium of your choice.
- Strong adhesive
- Embellishments to decorate your card



Cut out 4 pieces of heavy weight card stock, or 2 pieces of chipboard with your Nestabilities label 1 die.



Adhere 2 pieces of heavy weight card stock together.



Take the big piece of card stock (3.5" x 10.5") and score it at 3.5" and 7".
Score the small piece at 3.5".



Crease your folds really well.



The big piece should be folded mountain valley style. 



Cover the right part of the small piece with strong adhesive.



Adhere the large strip to the smaller strip.



This is how it should look at this point.



Now you can start coloring your images. I decided to cut them out with a circle die first, but of course that is completely up to you. I used my Copic Markers to color the images, and I used the following.
Mice: C00, C0, C2, C5
Ears and nose: R20, R22
Clothes: BG72, BG75, BG78
Gifts: YG93, YG95, YG97
Ribbons: R24, R27, R29



When I am coloring multiple images of the same kind, I like to color in sections. First I colored all the mice and then the ears on all images, etc. 



Here are my colored images.



Cut some kraft card stock that is 1/8" smaller than one panel of the accordion, and add some patterned paper that is another 1/8" smaller



Now you can decorate them. Make sure they are not too bulky with embellishments, otherwise your card won't close.



Adhere your panels to the accordion.



Adhere your accordion to the back piece.



It should look like this.



Cover your front piece with patterned paper if you want. Do not glue your image to it yet. Also, cut a piece of ribbon that is about 4 times the width of your card.



Adhere your ribbon to the front piece. Make sure the right end is long enough to tie a bow when your card is closed.



Adhere your front piece to the accordion.



This is how it looks right now.



Now you can add your image and decorate the front.



This is my finished project!
















This was my tutorial, I hope you like it. I also hope I was able to inspire you with this tutorial and that you will give it a try!

Hugs,

Sandra

maandag 21 juli 2014

Love to Create - Bright and Sunny

Hi all!

Welcome to a brand new challenge at Love to Create! Our theme for this week is Bright and Sunny, which is pretty much the weather we currently have in the Netherlands! We also have an amazing sponsor for this challenge, StampArt Design by Kathryne! She is offering 5 images of the winner's choice! How generous is that! Just click on the banner below to go to the shop!
StampArt Design by Kathryne

StampArt Design by Kathryne also generously provided some images to the DT to work with, and this is what I created.

 The papers I used for this card are by Echo Park, and are perfect for summer-themed cards! All edges are inked with Distress Ink Vintage Photo. The ribbon I used is from my stash.
The sentiment I used came with the image, and is just perfect!
The image is called Mermail Pearl, and can be found here. I used my Copic Markers to color the image, and I used the following.
Skin: E00, E11, E13, and R20 for blush.
Hair: BG11, BG53, BG57, BG49
Tail and top: Y15, Y17, YR04, YR07, R24, R37
Rock: E23, E25, E27
Sand: E40, E41, E43

This was it for today, I hope you all like it! Now please pop over to Love to Create and join us!

Hugs, Sandra

zondag 20 juli 2014

ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE #221 - PAPER PIECING

Hi all!

Welcome again! Time for a new challenge at Robyn's Fetish! Our theme for this week is one I don't do often, but I do enjoy it when I am doing it! Want to know what it is?
Well, it's PAPER PIECING!
We also have a great sponsor for this challenge, Gerda Steiner Design's. She is offering 3 images of the winner's choice, isn't that generous? Just click on the banner below to go to the shop!


Gerda Steiner Design's also generously sponsored some images to the DT to work with, and this is what I created.

To create this card, I only used scraps! A left over piece of kraft card stock, several strips of patterned paper that were left from creating other cards, even the ribbon and twine are leftover pieces! I love cleaning out my stash by creating cards like this! All patterned paper pieces are from a pack from My Minds Eye.
Here you can see my paper pieced parts, the scooter, scraf and helmet. The patterned paper I used to paper piece is also from the same My Minds Eye Paper pack.
The image I used is called Dog on Scooter, and can be found here. I used my Copic Markers on the rest of the image, and I used only 5, W00, W0, W2, W5 and W7
The sentiment I used is from a set from AmyR, I just love her sentiments!

This was it for today, I hope you like it! Now start paper piecing and join our challenge at Robyn's Fetish!

Hugs, Sandra

maandag 14 juli 2014

Love to Create - Pearls and Petals


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Hi all!!

It is monday again, which means a brand new challenge at Love to Create! Our theme this week is a great one, we want to see Pearls and Petals!
Our sponsor for this challenge is Sassy Studio Designs, and they are offering 4 images of the winner's choice! Just click on the banner below to go to the shop!
Sassy Studio Designs

Sassy Studio Designs also generously sponsored some images to the DT to work with, and this is what I created.
Yup, that is right! I created another Christmas card! And yes, another shaped card! I just can't help myself, I really love all the templates from Dutch Doobadoo, and I have yet ordered more!
The image I used for this card is called Candy Cane the Sassy Elf, and can be found here. I used my Copic Markers to color her up, and I used the following.
Skin: E00, E11, E13 and R20 for blush.
Hair: E53, E55, E57
Shoes and Dress: G82, G94, G99
Hat and red parts: R35, R37
White parts: W00, W0
Bells: Y35

The sentiment I used is from Noor!Design, and is really one of my favorite christmas sentiments. I use it all the time! The leaves are made with a die, which is also from Noor!Design. The flowers are from my stash, and so are all the pearls I used.

This was it for today, I hope you all like it. Please pop over to Love to Create and join us!

Hugs, Sandra

Seems a Little Sketchy Guest Designer

Hi all!

Robyn's Fetish is sponsoring Seems a Little Sketchy challenge and I was asked to be their GDT for this challenge.

This is the sketch for this challenge, isn't it lovely?

And here is the card I created with it. I decided to go for a graduation card, as I thought this image is perfect for it!

The image I used to create my card is called Smart Owl, and can be found here.
I used my Copics to color him up, and I used the following.
Owl: E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Cap: C3, C5, C7
Cape: R56, R59
Beak, Feet, Pencil and bow: YR23, YR27
I also used some glossy accents on his glasses, but it is really hard to see on camera.


The sentiment I used is from a set from AmyR, and the papers are by Basic Grey. All edges are inked with Distress ink Vintage Photo.
This was it for today, I hope you all like it. Now pop over to Seems a Little Sketchy for a chance to win some fabulous images from Robyn's Fetish!

Hugs, Sandra

zondag 13 juli 2014

ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE #220 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Hi all!

Time for a new great challenge at Robyn's Fetish! Our theme this week is CHRISTMAS IN JULY, so you now have a great excuse to start creating your Christmas cards!
Our sponsor for this week is Nicecrane Designs, and they are offering a $20 gift voucher for their shop. Just click on the banner below to visit the shop!
NICECRANE DESIGNS
Nicecrane Designs also generously offered some images to the DT, and this is what I created.

To create the shape of my card I used a die from Marianne Design. The papers I used are from My Minds Eye.
 For my sentiment I used a clear stamp from Noor!Design, and it says greetings on December 25th.

 The flowers are made with a poinsettia punch from Nellie Snellen, and I added some rhinestones to the centers.

I used some lace and red ribbon from my stash, and added a charm with some red bakers twine.

The image I used is sponsored by Nicecrane Designs. I used some colored pencils to color the image, because it reminded me of a coloring book.

This was it for today, I hope you all like it. Please pop over to Robyn's Fetish and join us!

Hugs, Sandra

maandag 7 juli 2014

Love to Create - Fussy and Fancy OR Clean and Layered

Hi all!

We have a great new challenge at Love to Create, and this one totally fits my bill! Our theme is either Fussy and Fancy, or Clean and Layered. Our sponsor this week is Art by Mi Ran, and she is offering 3 images of the winner's choice! Isn't that generous? Just click on the banner below to go to the shop!
Artbymiran

Art by Mi Ran also generously offered some images to the DT to work with, and this is what I created.

 I decided to go for the Fussy and Fancy part of the challenge, which is quite close to my normal style. I made an easelcard, which I haven't done in ages! The papers I used are by Authentique.
The image I used is called Bubbly Betty, and can be found here. I used my Copic Markers again to color the image, and I used the following colors.
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E21, E13
Hair: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
Bubbles: BG0000, BG000, BG10
The ribbon I used is from my stash, and matches the purple in my papers perfectly! The lace was left over from a kit I bought last year. The hat pins I made myself. The chicken wire is made with a die from MFT.
The sentiment is made with my Noor!Design Scrabble Letters, I stamped them with Versamark ink on one of the solid patterned papers from the pack, and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. To finish off my card I used several Wild Orchid Crafts flower.

This was it for today, I hope you all like it. Please pop over to Love to Create and join us!

I would love to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Sassy Studio Designs - Easel Cards
Open Minded Challenge - Water everywhere
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
Time 4 Scrap - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes

Hugs, Sandra