Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dt Deni - Play To Your Strengths 2

Good Morning Everyone,

Another cool day here in Sydney at the moment, my poor little hands are not coping with the cold weather at the moment.. you'd think I was elderly the way I'm not coping haha.. but yep I'm in my thirties...

We are still playing to our strengths this month, of course mine is my Copic Markers, I love them to bits :-)

Today I have a card to share with you. I'm starting to get back into the hang of things here after a dry spell of creativeness. When I say starting to get back into it.. Ive made over 20 cards in the past two weeks which is fantastic. I have just been free crafting (meaning no writing down just products just enjoying the time) which has been awesome!

I created a card for a teacher.. I actually had in my mind to use a "teacher" word die for this card but of course I couldn't find it until i'd finished the card (but I did find the apple whilst searching).

I have used a few My Favorite Things products on this one.. MFT Red Delicious, MFT Straight To The Point Pure Innocence Stamp and I used the star from MFT Rock and Roll die set.. as I couldn't find any of my star dies either.. I have everything sorted in my craft room but a few things are just hiding from me at the moment.

I found a cute leaves patterned paper from Pebbles Party With Amy Locurto - Rainbow paper pad.. this is one of those paper pads i've had for a while.. I keep thinking it's one of those never ending pads but then I remembered i had purchased a few of them lol.

The Pure Innocence stamp I popped into my Misti Stamping Tool and stamped it onto some Mondi Color Copy 250GSM paper using Memento Tuxedo Black. I then cut her out using the matching die on my Sizzix Big Shot.

I coloured her up using Copic Markers. I used E11, E13, E15 for her skin, E71, E71, E74 for her hair. For the shoes and pencil I used C8 and C6 and R24, R29, R89 for the red parts. On the dress and her hair clip I used G40, G43 (I used one more darker marker but I'm unsure of what it was as I must have put it away). On the little book i just used N2, 0.
The Apple was cut using scraps from my leftovers bin, they are more than likely all American Crafts Cardstocks. The banner was cut using MFT Stitched Banners and I stamped a sentiment from the Pure Innocence Straight To The Point Set using Memento Tuxedo Black.
All my plain Cardstock is American Crafts cardstock which are all cut on my Cutterpillar Pro. The cardbase is a pre-made one from Twiddleybitz (I purchased these in bulk many years ago).

At the time of this blog post, this card is still for sale although not listed on my Facebook Page as I am about to do a big overhaul on my page with new pictures etc. (I'm waiting on my new Photobox to arrive). If you are interested feel free to send me a pm on my page.

Products Used On This Card

Memento - Tuxedo Black
Mondi Color Copy 250gsm
Pebbles - Party with Amy Locurto - Rainbow
My Favorite Things - Straight To The Point & Matching Dies
My Favorite Things - Rock and Roll
My Favorite Things - Red Delicious
My Favorite Things - Stitched Fishtail Flags Stax
Twiddleybitz Cardbase
American Crafts Cardstock
Copic Markers
Cutterpillar Pro
Scotch ATG
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive

These products are available to purchase over at the Auzz Trinklets n Crafts Shop.

Copic Markers Used 

E11, E13, E15
E71, E71, E74
C8, C6
R24, R29, R89
G40, G43 (I used one more darker marker but I'm unsure of what it was as I must have put it away). N2, 0.

Thanks For stopping by,

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my card today and don't forget to stop by and check out more posts from the other Design Team Girls.

DT Deni

Friday, July 21, 2017

DT Kerry - Play to your strengths 2

Hi Crafty Friends,

As we continue the month with the theme "Play to your strengths" I got a little carried away and thought I would create a few cards for you using another of my "strengths" - which are die-cuts.  There are so many lovely stamps and co-ordinating dies coming on to the market lately - I want them all!  They make it so easy to create beautiful eye-catching designs.  The ones I have used here today are from Concord & 9th.

Another new product I couldn't wait to get my hands on are the Distress Oxide inks from Tim Holtz.  I have to say I'm a bit of a fan - they blend so well.  Will definitely have to invest in ALL the colours.

Check them out in Neha's shop!

I embossed the inside for some additional detail.

I used my Copics to colour the back of the vellum to give it some dimension.

Products used:
Concord & 9th "Detailed Blooms" Dies
Concord & 9th "Many Mandalas" Stamp Set and Dies
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Altenew Mini Ink Cubes in Seashore
Ranger Emboss powders in Silver & White

Copic Markers used RV23, RV55

Saturday, July 15, 2017

DT Cassie Play To Your Strengths

Hi Everyone!

It's Cassie here and I am so excited to be part of this creative team and sharing some of my creations with you! We are playing with our strengths this month and I love nothing more than doing a bit of watercolouring. I own a range of watercolour mediums but today, I have been using my Tim Holtz Mini Distress ink cubes.

I started by cutting my XL Canson watercolour paper to size (9.5cms x 14cms) and prepared my Tim Holtz inks on a sheet of acetate paper. I sprayed a thin layer of water on the inks to get them moving. Very carefully, I picked up my acetate and placed it ontop of my watercolour paper and smoothing out the inks so they mixed a little.

Then, I picked up the acetate and pounched the acetate sheet to where I felt needed more colours. Once I was happy with the results, I let it dry. You can also dry it with your heat tool if you want to speed up the process a little!

Once it was all dry, I took out my Simon Says Stamp Elizabeth background stamp and positioned it on my MISTI stamp positioner (take out the black foam piece). I used my antistatic powder tool to prep my watercolour card to avoid any static and using my Versamark ink, I inked up the stamp and then embossed it with Ranger Black Sparkle embossing powder.

I stamped the Happy Birthday onto a scrap piece of black card and emobssed it using WOW white embossing powder. The sentiment is from Gerda Steiner "All Cats" stamp set.

I trimmed the sentiment out and mounted it onto foam tape and finally, I matted it onto black cardstock before adhering the card front onto a side folding card base to finish it off!

I love how watercolours are so unpredictable but always gives such an amzing effect and always one of a kind! I repeated this process with a range of different colour combinations.

Happy crafting my friends! 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

DT Teresa - Play To Your Strengths


This month on the blog we are each 'playing to our strengths'. I have chosen to feature interactive card designs; they are so much fun to create and receive!

This card uses Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Cardstock for the base which is cut with a paper trimmer at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored with a teflon bone folder at 5 1/2" to make a top folding card of 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".

I die cut numerous copies of the claw machine with Lawn Fawn You're Claw-some Lawn Cuts from Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Smooth Solar White Cardstock, 15-16 in all, with a Sizzix Bigshot Machine. I took a negative from one of the diecut pieces and used it as a template to line up in the bottom left corner of my MISTI stamping tool. I then took one of the claw machine diecuts, inserted it into the template, lined up the claw machine stamp from Lawn Fawn You're Claw-some and closed the door of the MISTI, picking up the stamp. I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, removed the die cut and replaced it with the next blank diecut. I repeated this until all the die cuts were stamped.

I coloured the inside of the claw machine, the teddies and around them with Copic markers, this being the base layer. I then took 10 or so of these diecuts, cut the inside of the claw machine away, using a Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Design Ruler and a craft knife. I coloured only one of these pieces for the top layer of the claw machine. I used a die from Lawn Fawn, Slide on Over to cut a space for the My Favorite Things Slider Element to sit, into every one of the claw machine die cuts - apart from the base and top pieces. I stamped the hearts from Lawn Fawn, You're Claw-some along the top section of the machine on the top layer die cut.

I proceeded to adhere these pieces together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte, lining them up carefully. The sides of the diecut are so slim, but as I built the layers, the shape gained integrity and was not so delicate. The remaining stamped dies were cut to allow the claw to slide along the top of the machine, attached to the Slider Element by a small piece of cardstock, the mechanism hidden by the top layer. I adhered these and placed the hook with Slider Element into place. I considered placing some shaker items into the space, but realised this would compromise the slider from running smoothly as they would get in the way, so decided against this. I then adhered a sheet of acetate to cover the area so it would resemble a glassed in claw machine and adhered the top layer to the machine.

To assemble the card, I diecut two rectangles with a die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 21 from Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Smooth Solar White Cardstock and one from a sheet of designer paper from Lawn Fawn, Perfectly Plaid, Fall 6x6".  I placed one of the Neenah rectangles and the plaid rectangle piece one on top of the other and cut them diagonally with my paper trimmer. I then adhered matching pieces of the rectangle onto the second Neenah rectangle, coloured the top Neenah piece with a copic marker and I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn, You're Claw-some onto this piece before adhering it directly onto the card base. I placed the claw machine onto the card, added Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops - Glitter, Blue Lagoon onto the stamped hearts and Ranger Glossy Accents onto the joy stick controls and around the drop zone of the machine.

Thankyou for following along with me today. If you cannot find the items I have used (listed below) in the Auzz Trinklets and Crafts store, be sure to drop Neha a message via email or Facebook and she will do what she can to order the product in for you.

Happy crafting and have a great day!


Products Used:

Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Cardstock
Paper trimmer
Lawn Fawn You're Claw-some Lawn Cuts
Sizzix Bigshot Machine
MISTI stamping tool
Lawn Fawn You're Claw-some
Copic markers - B0000, B00, B02, BG10, BG11, 
C1, C3, C5, C7, E11, E13, E15, RV000, RV02, RV10, Y00 
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Design Ruler
Craft Knife
Lawn Fawn, Slide on Over
Lawn Fawn, Perfectly Plaid, Fall 6x6"
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops GlitterBlue Lagoon

Friday, July 7, 2017

DT Kerry - Play to your strengths

Hi everyone, my name is Kerry and I'm very excited and feel privileged to be on the Auzz Trinklets Design Team. I hope you find some inspiration from my work.
I was asked to "play to my strengths" in this theme so after much contemplation, I decided to go with stamping. It's something that I do in almost all of my projects, whether that be a card, scrapbook page or pocket page. I love stamps and love to use them. One of my most favourite companies to ink up at the moment is Lawn Fawn, and recently they have come out with so many adorable ones. They make it so easy to create a whimsical and fun project.

I cut some Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Lawn Fawn's Stitched Rectangle Die and blended Distress inks to create the space background. I then splattered some white Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour splashes and drew on some stars and dots with a white gel pen to give that Galaxy effect.
After using my Misti to stamp out my images I coloured them with Copics. I coloured in the spaceman's helmet with Wink of Stellar glitter pen and covered it in Ranger Glossy Accents and put aside to dry. Using Lawn Fawns Fancy Box die I cut the box out of black cardstock and adhered some acetate for the window.  I just love how these cute little boxes are just perfect for a gift card or a few lollies.  I'm going to put some silver star sequins in for a bit of added surprise!

I just love all these new innovational dies that assist you in putting together a little creation with ease.

Another new super fun die is the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box die. I haven't had this die long, but I can tell I'm going to use it a heap!
I cut pieces of Lawn Fawn Watercolour Wishes and pastel Perfectly Plaid cardstock. I then cut out some grass and flowers from the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border and Lawn Fawn Flower Border dies and colour blended them using Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress inks and Copics. Once assembling the box I moved onto the other elements.

I created a clothesline full of baby clothes with the Lawn Fawn Little Bundle stamp set and added a fairy and flower from the Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends stamp set plus a snail from Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens.

I propped up the fairy to make her look like she is floating with some clear acetate, embossed the greeting with some Embossing Powder and adhered all the little pieces in to finalise my card.  A couple of little clothes pegs adds a little extra cuteness but these can be left off if you are mailing the card. 

Enjoy your weekend and happy crafting!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

DT Deni - Play It To Your Strengths

Good Morning Everyone and welcome to July and Term 2 of our Design Team.

This month to break in the Design Team I thought i'd give the girls a chance to "Play to Your Strengths". So this is what we went with for our theme this month.

I decided my strengths were my Copics so I made a card using both my strengths and my weaknesses. I have never been much for using Distress Inks so I used those also.

I was finally able to get my hands on the "Mermazing" stamp and die sets from My Favorite Things in my last package from Auzz Trinklets N Crafts. I stamped the images using Memento Tuxedo Black in my Misti Stamping Tool, I coloured the gorgeous mermaid and the sea shell up using my Copic Markers and die cut them using the matching dies on my Sizzix Big Shot.

I decided to use the "Sending You Oceans Of Love" sentiment, so I grabbed some scraps of Canson Black cardstock that were sitting on my desk (which I prepped using an embossing buddy) and stamped it using Versamark Watermark Ink Pad and a Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block. I covered it in Wow Opaque Bright White (Superfine) Embossing Powder, Popped the excess back into the jar using some paper scrap that was on my desk. I then heated the Embossing Powder up using my Heat Tool and trimmed it to size using Tim Holtz 8.5" Trimmer from Tonic Studios. I cut the Flag end using my Cutterbee Scissors, I just cut a slip in the centre and met the corners to the middle creating the flag.

I hadn't really planned this card out like I normally would so at this stage I had no idea what I was doing haha.

I decided a blended background would be nice so I pulled out my Ranger Tim Holtz Embossing Inks and my Mini Ink Blending Tool. I used Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans to blend on some Mondi Color Copy. I added some splashes of water using Ranger Mini Mister, which I lightly dabbed back off using paper towel.

I then cut a circle out of the blended piece using Stitched Circle Dies from Lawn Fawn. I attached the images and the sentiment to the circle using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive and Scotch ATG.

Next was time to find some matching paper.. which I actually didn't end up doing.. I decided to make some to match.

I pulled out my Mermazing stamp set and My Favorite Things Hybrid Inks and started stamping onto Mondi Color Copy and creating a background paper. I used Sour Apple and Gumdrop Green. The paper still looked like it was missing something so I used the Avery Elle That Bites stamp set and grabbed the little bubbles image and added some of those in Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.

I cut a black square using Canson Cardstock and Lawn Fawn Stitched Squares dies on my Sizzix Big Shot, I then added the patterned paper using Scotch ATG and then added the circle (with images and sentiment attached) using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive. I used some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic on the shell in her hair and the extra shell. I added Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to the Mermaid and added some sequins to the water.

Once all the layers were complete I added them to a pre-made Twiddleybitz card base using Scotch ATG. On the inside of the card I used another black stitched square from Canson cardstock. I added a strip of the leftover blended cardstock to the bottom, used left over images from my die cuts, stamped some of the plant images to the corner. I then stamped the sentiment to bottom to finish it off.

Products Used On This Card

My Favorite Things - Mermazing Stamps And Dies
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans
Ranger Mini Distress Blending Tool
My Favorite Things Hybrid Inks - Sour Apple, Gumdrop Green, Black Licorice
Memento - Tuxedo Black
Avery Elle - That Bites
Wow Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White (superfine)
Ranger - Multi Medium Matte
Sequins- Stash
Mod Podge - Dimensional Magic
Universal Crafts - Ultrafine Tip Glue Applicator
Wink Of Stella - Clear Glitter Brush
Tim Holtz Tonic Studios - 8.5" Trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Circles Dies
Ranger - Mini Mister
American Crafts - Cardstock
Mondi Color Copy 250gsm
Embossing Buddy
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive
Cutterbee Scissors
Twiddleybitz Card Base
Pick Me Up Tool
Uniball Signo Angelic White

Copic Markers Used

E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
E21, E23
Y11, Y13
R81, R83, R85

Thanks For Stopping By,

DT Deni

Friday, June 30, 2017

Goodbye Term 1 DT Hello Term 2

Hi Everyone

As the first half of the year comes to an end unfortunately so does the first term of our Design Team for Auzz Trinklets N Crafts.

So we would like to say thankyou to our Term 1 girls. Ness Henry, Tracey Kelly and Charlie Swan will be moving on from our team. Thankyou for staying with us through our beginnings, we have loved seeing the designs you come up with and hope to see your future creations on the Facebook page.

Denielle (myself) will be staying on to co-ordinate the Design Team and Teresa will also be continuing on our team.

Teresa has been lovely enough to Design our Watermarks for us for both Term 1 and Term 2 Design Teams, and we were very happy for her decide to stay on with us for another term.

Welcome Cassie Thoo and Kerry Lant to our team for Term 2 of 2017, we look forward to working with you and seeing what you come up with each month.

If anyone would like to see certain stamps sets used this term, or a product in particular feel free to drop us a comment below. The girls on our team are all from varied creativeness so i'm sure one of us can make your ideas work.

Welcome to July and Term 2 of Auzz Trinklets N Crafts Design Team.

On Behalf of Neha and Myself - Deni, I want to say thankyou to our awesome followers and we hope you will pop back in and chat with us soon and check out what the new Design Team has to offer.

DT Deni

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

DT Teresa - Stencils 2

Hi Everyone! 

Today I am sharing another card using a stencil, our theme for this month of June.

This card uses Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Cardstock for the base which is cut with a paper trimmer at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored with a teflon bone folder at 5 1/2" to make a top folding card of 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".

I started by taping down a piece of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Cardstock cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" to my work surface with masking tape to keep in place while I worked (but could be easily removed when finished) and taped down a 6" x 6" Crafter's Workshop stencil Tiny Circles over the top of the cardstock.

I mixed together in a bowl a small amount of Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste in white with a few drops of Distress Ink in Lucky Clover from a refill bottle and some emerald green glitter. I then used a palette knife to evenly apply the paste to the stencil. Once covered, I removed the stencil and immediately placed it into a basin of soapy water to be washed off later and set the stenciled cardstock aside to dry.

The beautiful image was created using Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock. The peacock was stamped with different colours of Hero Arts mid-tone Shadow Ink. The solid body was stamped with Pool, the tail with Emerald Green, the layered feathers on the body and tail and the legs in Navy and the eyes in the tail and beak were stamped with Lemon Yellow. I diecut the peacock and set it aside.

I then used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink with an ink blending tool to add colour to a piece of Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Solar White Cardstock and diecut it with the rectangle die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 21 and adhered it to the card base with Kokuyo Glue Tape Roller.

Once the stenciled cardstock piece was dry, I diecut a circle from it with a Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circles die. I used Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Soft Navy to diecut a circle only marginally larger to tuck behind the stenciled circle piece and adhered both to the cardfront. 

The sentiment from Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy was cut apart and positioned to stamp in Hero Arts mid-tone Shadow Ink, Navy, with a Misti Stamping Tool onto a strip of cardstock, along with flourishes from the Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock stamp set.

I diecut multiple copies of the peacock shape and glued them as a stack to create a chipboard-type piece and placed the stamped image on top. I then stuck the sentiment piece to the card and glued the peacock on top before brushing A Wink of Stella, Clear, onto each of the yellow areas for some shimmer.

Thankyou for following along with me today. Please feel free to ask questions if anything needs clarifying. If you cannot find the items I have used (listed below) in the Auzz Trinklets and Crafts store, be sure to drop Neha a message via email or Facebook and she will do what she can to order the product in for you.

Happy crafting and have a great day!


Products Used:

Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Cardstock
Paper trimmer
Teflon Bone Folder
Masking tape
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, white
Glitter, green
Palette knife
Hero Arts mid-tone Shadow InkPool, Emerald Green,                                                                         Navy, Lemon Yellow
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Kokuyo Glue Tape Roller
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circles, Large
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Soft Navy
Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy 
Misti Stamping Tool
Zig A Wink of Stella marker, Clear

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

DT Clarinda - Pretty Layout using Stencils

Hi Peeps,

Welcome to my last post, today I have a pretty layout using a stencil in the background.
The first this I did was choose the photo and the paper. This paper is by Lemoncraft. I then stamped randomly around the page with a music themed stamp using brown distress ink.

I then tore up an old page from a music book into strips and glued it down using a thin coat of 3D matte gel. I then used a mandala stencil and white texture paste to create texture to under and around where the photo would be. You can see in the photo below, while it was still wet I carefully dripped some pink ink into the paste to die it and added glitter on top.

Next, using Lindy's stamp gang's Moonshadow Mist spray in Violaceous Violet I dripped the ink from the top of the page. I love these sprays as they look vintage brown from one angle then when you tilt the page they have a shiny secondary colour, this one is purple (you will see it in other photos.

Once this was done and while it was drying I picked out some emphemera to match the colour scheme.  I then inked all the emphemera with Walnut stain Distress Ink and Colorbox chalk ink.

When it was all dry I moved things around until I was happy with the layout and stuck them down with 3D matte gel. I wanted flowers coming out of the jar of hearts, so I stuck down some leaves and an emphemera flower as the base. 


I then added flowers over the top. I wanted the hearts to stand out so I glued some tiny gold hearts onto the jar as well. 


To finish it off I distressed the edges of the paper and added extra prima flowers.

I hope you enjoy my layout as much as I enjoyed making it.
Clarinda xx

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

DT Tracey....Stencils

Hey Everyone, I'm back to share another project using "Stencils"........which is our theme for the month. 
I have used "Altenew Floral Drape" Stencil to create the background on this layout. It is the same stencil I used on the card I shared a few weeks ago.
Its been a lot time since I created a double page layout!

I used a dauber and chalk inks to add colour to the stencil. The Pretty flowers and leaves are from "Altenew Beautiful day" stamp set. I only used the outline stamp .........I then used an aqua brush and Gelatos to create a soft water colour effect to colour in.  A few colour shine spatters, a sprinkle of sequins, wood veneer butterflies, and doilies with a tiny heart button...........lots of my favorite bits and pieces 😊

Happy Crafting x

Sunday, June 18, 2017

DT Deni - June Stencils

Good Morning Everyone,

DT Deni with you today, we have been creating with Stencils this month, the girls have done such a great job with their projects and I am excited to share mine with you for the second time this month.

The stencil I have chosen to use today is from My Favorite Things and is called Stencil Star Grid.

I have done things a little backwards for my project today and found a stencil I wanted to use first and then went looking for stamps and things to use.

I received a rather large package from Auzz Trinklets N Crafts this past week and this stamp set I have used is from this package.. not very often I get to use a product so quickly.

What I wanted to show you in this picture is the big boo boo I made hahah. After I finished masking and stamping all my images I must have somehow got some ink on my hand, it was all over the side of my image, lucky I was able to re-diecut it using a smaller die.. but I still had a little on the right hand side of the card.. I used some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Black to try and hide it.. I'm sure my Dad probably won't even notice but since I am so critical on my own work it will drive me crazy :-)

Products Used On This Card

Altenew - Best Dad
Inkadinkadoo - Stamping Mask Paper
Ranger - Mini Distress Ink Pads - Candied Apple, Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire
Ranger - Mini Distress Ink Blending Tool
My Favorite Things - Star Grid Stencil
Cutter Bee Scissors
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss Ebony Black and Autumn Red
Red and White Ribbon - From Stash
Memento - Tuxedo Black
Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Grid Paper Pad
Uniball Signo - White Gel Pen
Scotch ATG
Mondi Color Copy
Cutterpillar Pro

Copic Markers Used On This Project

R35, R37, R39
E04, E07, E08, E09
0, C1, C2, C3, C6
T4, T6, T8

I thankyou all for stopping by, don't forget to stop by the store (products are linked up where possible) to check out what other fantastic products Auzz Trinklets N Crafts Sell.

DT Deni

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

DT Teresa - Stencils


Our fun theme this month sees us playing with stencils. I own a number of stencils but have not used these great tools as often as I should, so I have really been looking forward to this month!

This card uses Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Cardstock for the base which is cut with a paper trimmer at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored with a teflon bone folder at 5 1/2" to make a top folding card of 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".

I took a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and taped it onto my work surface to prevent it from moving and placed the My Favorite Things Stencil - Waves onto the lower half of the piece and taped it in position also. I then swiped Gina K. Designs*Thermoweb Turquoise Sea ink over the stencil with a Ranger Blending Tool, creating an ombre effect as I applied the ink more softly towards the bottom of the piece. 

I removed the stencil and then did the same with the Tim Holtz Rays Layering Stencil on the top half of the card, this time using Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber and Scattered Straw Distress Ink. I die cut this piece with the stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 13 using a Sizzix Bigshot Machine

Using Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Solar White cardstock, I die cut the larger sized Lawn Fawn Say Cheese, Again polaroid frame and cut another frame with Turquoise Sea cardstock from the Gina K. Designs*Thermoweb Island Dream collection. This gave me the blue I needed to place inside the frame. Before cutting the Turquoise Sea cardstock however, I used the My Favorite Things Stencil Waves once again. After taping in place, I used Thermoweb iCraft Decofoil Transfer Gel, smearing it over the stencil with a small craft spatula and placed aside to dry. Once dry, I foiled the piece using Gina K. Designs*Thermoweb Fancy Foils Turquoise Sea with my Heidi Swapp Minc Machine. As my background had a distressed feel, I decided to distress the foil a little too with a Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Scratcher.

I stamped My Favorite Things Seaside Seagulls with a Misti stamping tool in Memento Black ink onto Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Solar White cardstock, diecut and coloured the images with Copic Markers. I stamped the sentiment onto the polaroid frame from the same set using Hero Arts Black dye ink

To assemble the card, I adhered the stitched rectangle diecut background onto a slightly larger rectangle piece cut from Gina K. Designs*Thermoweb Turquoise Sea cardstock with a paper trimmer using Kokuyo Glue Tape Roller. I adhered a slightly smaller piece of scrap cardstock behind the polaroid frame and placed the Gina K. Designs*Thermoweb Turquoise Sea cardstock square insert foiled piece to this within the frame and stuck the frame to the background piece using 3M Scotch Foam Tape. I popped the seagulls into position and finished off the card with some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins in 4mm and 6mm, adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

Thankyou for following along with me today. Please feel free to ask questions if anything needs clarifying. If you cannot find the items I have used (listed below) in the Auzz Trinklets and Crafts store, be sure to drop Neha a message via email or Facebook and she will do what she can to order the product in for you.

Happy crafting and have a great day!


Products used:

Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Cardstock
Paper trimmer
Gina K. Designs*Thermoweb Turquoise Sea ink
Ranger Blending Tool
Tim Holtz Rays Layering Stencil
Distress Ink - Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber,                           Scattered Straw
My Favorite Things Blueprints 13
Sizzix Bigshot Machine
Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Solar White cardstock
Lawn Fawn Say Cheese, Again
Gina K. Designs*Thermoweb Island Dream collection
Thermoweb iCraft Decofoil Transfer Gel
Craft spatula
Gina K. Designs*Thermoweb Fancy Foils - Turquoise Sea
Heidi Swapp Minc Machine
Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Scratcher
My Favorite Things Seaside Seagulls
Misti stamping tool
Memento Black ink
Copic Markers - C4, C6, Y18, YR15, R20, E33, E35
Hero Arts Black dye ink
Kokuyo Glue Tape Roller
3M Scotch Foam Tape
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins