Medallion Flower Builder Hi with Jessica Frost-Ballas


Hi friends! Jess here again with my second guest post this month! Over the course of the month I wanted to share projects that are very true to my personal style. My first card last week used alcohol inks and sparkly embossing powders and today’s focuses on more of my great crafty loves: sequins and metallics!

I love the Medallion Flower Builder die set and thought it’d be fun to play around with creating a pattern with only two dies and a variety of colored cardstock. Using the Peacock Feather sequin mix for inspiration, I cut the two sizes of leaf dies using white, navy, sky blue, matte metallic gold, and turquoise cardstock and popped out the insides of each leaf. I started my design in the top right corner by building the five pointed flower using each color of cardstock. I adhered those near the corner with liquid adhesive and then started arranging the design outward. I tried to vary the cardstocks randomly so that the design would be symmetrical but the colors would be more random. 


Once the design was built I wanted a simple but bold sentiment so I die-cut the HI using the Journaling Alpha dies. I cut each letter three times and adhered them together. Then I pressed the letters into versamark and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder to create an enamel-like shine! I adhered them to the card panel and finished the card with a sprinkling of Peacock Feather sequins!

And that’s it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

-Jess

Using Stencils to Build Scenes with Kelly Latevola

Hello Crafters! 

It's Kelly here and today we are creating a one layer scene with the help of some stencils. 
We're also combining the new and the old by using two of our smaller but super sweet stamp sets, Little Stinker and Koalifications. 


I started by stamping out all my characters and then masking them before getting into the ink blending. I like tone on tone stenciling so I start by laying down on a light layer of color before adding the  stencil. Then I added even more of the same color. 


I left the edge of the yellow really light to help blend into the lighter green. Once I had all the background color down I went in with the tree stencil to start to break up the grass line. I used the same colors I used for the background to add in the trees. The combo of the yellow and the green gave me the idea to bring in Twisted Citron for another layer of trees. 


After I had all the distress oxide down I removed my masks and started coloring. 

You can watch the whole card come together in the video below


Even though these two wouldn't be hanging out in real life I think they make the sweetest friends on the card. 


Thank you so much for joining me. 
I hope you found something to inspire you!



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Neat & Tangled LUMBERJACK LOVE
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RADIATING STAR - SIMPLY STENCILS
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TREE DUO - SIMPLY STENCILS
TREE DUO - SIMPLY STENCILS
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KOALIFICATIONS
KOALIFICATIONS
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LITTLE STINKER
LITTLE STINKER
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Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad INTENSE BLACK
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ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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3M 2 INCH WIDE POST-IT TAPE
3M 2 INCH WIDE POST-IT TAPE
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
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Judikins Eclipse ART MASKING TAPE
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Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL Individual Pigment
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Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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