Mama Carrie Makes


Friday Craft, Polaroid Cards

I bought a new die that cuts out a frame in the shape of a Polaroid picture, and you know I had to cut out 3 dozen and make a batch!

I glued 4 of the frames together to give them more stability and dimension. This was a great exercise in creating a scene, with such a small space to work with, I had to get creative with masking on a few of them.

Then I used by Spectrum Noir markers to color the scenes. I think the gnome scene is my favorite from this series. What I didn’t realize in my joyful frenzy of stamping is that these are not squares, so my edges did not fit perfectly back into the frames. Ah well, lesson learned.

I also used my color pencils for a few, to try out the technique using Gamsol to blend. I’m thinking that I will need a better quality pencil for that technique to work well…

I just realized that I don’t have a picture of the finished set! I will upload that before publishing, or post an update.

McM


Friday Craft, Pop-up Box Card

This was so much fun to make. Using Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Box Card Pop-up die and their stamp set, Fairy Friends and the matching dies.

 

I also used their Grassy Border Lawn Cuts die to make the grass for each section. I started by making myself a coloring page, used my Spectrum Noir markers to color all the images and then die cut them out so I had more that I would need. I cut the box card from kraft cardstock and assembled it with 4 levels. Placing and assembling all the parts was a lot of fun and a lot of work. I didn’t have a plan before I began, so my next card may not be as time-consuming.

Stay tuned for a tutorial/process post.

McM


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Friday Craft, Stamping and Coloring

These cards use the stamp set from Stampendous called Build a Bouquet. The set comes with a mask for each stamp, which makes it very easy to create a single layer card with a lush bouquet.

In the above card, I used all the floral elements to make a bouquet, with the jar as a vase. I colored in the images using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I am teaching myself how to use them through practice, and I’m liking most of the results.

For this card, I used the same flower stamp over and over, with the round vase. I also colored these with my Spectrum Noir markers.

Another pretty simple way to make beautiful cards.

McM


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Friday Craft, Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit

I am still enjoying my card kits each month. They come with really nice cardstock, enough for 10 standard cards, and a pack of patterned paper, a stamp set, some coordinating stickers or embellishments, and an extra. This month I got a glue pen with a fine tip and some pretty sequins.

This month’s theme is Happily Ever After, and the stamp images all have happy faces.

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I used the cardstock to make a mini card set for KidMakes’ teacher. The inspiration came from this video by Prairie Paper and Ink. The stamps are so cute (almost too cute) that the small size fits perfectly. I used my Zig markers on watercolor paper to color the images, and the stickers and tiny sentiments came with the card kit.

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These simple images were very quick and easy to color and cut out. The stamp set also came with a tiny speech bubble that fits all the sentiments, so you can make your cute images say cute things.

MCM


Friday Craft, Journey Through the Craft

These are from another card set using cardstock from a rainbow set, tiny pictures and elements from collage in Portland, OR.  Time for a little local small business love.  Collage sits in the NE section of Portland, on Alberta St.  Collage itself is an awesome little place to spend 15 minutes or 120 minutes browsing, touching, getting the staff’s advice on the latest craft you want to try out, or taking a class on beginning soldering, encaustics, representational collage or any of the other myrriad topics their classes cover.

And when you’ve finished up in collage, and if you have any money left (heh), walk outside and check out the neighborhood.  So many little resturants, tiny galleries, shops, food carts, and speciality stores to see, so little time in a day.

Next time: Earrings!  Prayer Beads!

Part I   |   Part II   |   Part III