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Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Birthday Bash
Topic: Stickers

Continuing on the challenge to create 20 cards for kids (OWH) I grabbed up a pack of 3D stickers that had been gifted to me some time ago. Some of them are puffy, some are multi-layered and some are thick acrylic. All came with foam tape on the back.

Well, this was an invitation to create a party scene so I grabbed up some dotted paper for the background and ran a piece of red cardstock through the Cuttlebug with a textured lines folder. This became the 'table' for my scene.

I used Copic marker to make shadow areas on the table and arranged the stickers.

The 'strings' on the balloons are actually fine wire and were originally dark blue. They did not show up against the black background so I used the gold Krylon paint pen to re-color them.

A yellow folded card base coordinates with one package and one balloon.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, 29 December 2012 7:49 PM PST
Sunday, 30 December 2012
Home Bear
Topic: Stickers

OWH issued a challenge for each of us to create 20 cards suitable to be sent home to kids. We were to make them for any age and for any occasion. I chose to start with stickers for my cards since I have a lot of them and rarely make kid cards.

For today's card I started with a large bear sticker and some striped scrapbook paper. I masked off the upper portion of the paper and sponged color on the lower part to create a place for the bear to sit. His book said 'invitation to tea' so I used another sticker to place a bunny on the front instead.

The picture on the wall is a stamp on pink paper with black ink. I used Copic marker to color in the blue stripes and pink hearts. This is popped up on foam tape.

I used a blue folded card base to match the ribbon bow on the bear.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Friday, 9 November 2012
Gotta Love Butterflies
Topic: Stickers

From a 12 x 12 pad of Martha Stewart cardstock I gleaned some pages of silver butterflies printed on white. Creative cutting gave me 9 card fronts. I decorated all of them with stickers.

All three of these are decorated with blue fractal butterfly stickers in the center of each printed silver butterfly. I punched silver cardstock and applied a silver peel-off script sticker to it ('friend' on one and 'hello' o the other two. This square is popped up on foam tape.

These two got three copper butterfly peel-off stickers and silver peel-off script reading 'thank you'.

The next three got gold butterfly stickers on which the wings fly free as well as a medium and small gold peel-off stickers. A gold 'Happy Birthday' peel-off is applied to the lower left.


The last one has the landscape orientation and uses three irridescent blue butterfly stickers in an arc. The open space on the left side got a 'hello friend' silver peel-off sticker.

Ha! I just noticed the date - 9 on the 9th!



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 8 September 2012
A Dazzling Fall
Topic: Stickers

Time to break out a new 6x6 paper pad and a set of fall peel-off stickers. This company calls their stickers 'Dazzles'. The set I am using comes on three large sheets and they are in a luscious dark bronze color. I cut up the papers from the 6x6 pad (with lots of woodgrains, checks, and a nice fall palette) into smaller strips and shapes and combined them in pleasing groups. Then I selected a base card and some bordering papers. A pre-stamped sentiment was also selected for each.

Then I set to work making 10 cards in this session:











Love all the acorns, apples and leaves.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Saturday, 24 December 2011
CHRISTMAS CARDS - Floral and Text
Topic: Stickers

So much the same - so much different!

These have a soft green print imprinted with text that creates an area for decoration. The decor chosen, though, totally changes the feel of these cards.

The one on the left was decorated with gold peel-off stickers of candles and holly. I colored in all the open parts with different colors of Stickles glitter glue using red, yellow, green, gold, and copper. For the card on the right I used thick acrylic stickers and a clear sticker.

Happy Christmas Eve!




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Friday, 23 December 2011
CHRISTMAS CARDS - Sporting Stripes
Topic: Stickers

Cutting up all the color blocks for these cards left me with a lot of little strips left over. I combined these in various configurations to create new layouts for some cards.

These started with the same layout but I rotated one when I set to embellish it. First, though is a simple striped version decorated with a couple of puffy acrylic stickers. I made faux stitching around the edge of the card for more interest. Then, on the rotated version I added a large cardstock tag and a thick acrylic sticker greeting.

For the left card I used skinny strips and added a big blue circle to match the blue in the ornament print. I added a green punched circle popped up on foam tape and then placed a thick acrylic sticker with a similar printed background. The card on the right goes back to the thicker strips and I rotated it. I added a striped paper along the top to cut out some of the blank pink and used another of the big blue circles as a background for the penguin sticker. I added the text with a clear sticker.

These chunky stripes were offset to break the formality and I added a clear text sticker that is an appropriately sized stripe extending all the way across. Two holly sprig stickers from the same sheet decorate the top and bottom.

This one uses quite a mix of paper scraps arranged in stripes. To keep from conpeting with the pattern too much I used a clear wreath sticker and decorated it with a bow, some gold peel-off stickers and some 3D holly stickers.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Topic: Stickers

WAY overpoweringly busy background! So what could I do but go very simple on the embellishments? All I added was a greeting and two holly sprigs in clear stickers.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Topic: Stickers

This very busy print looked a little less so when turned on its side. It also made the perfect line to set the post for this Christmas carousel animal sticker. I gave him a strip of musical tissue tape to stand upon and added ribbon, star and jingle bell stickers from the same sheet as the bear.

Too little contrast between the sticker and background so I used a Sharpie marker to draw around it, and then to enhance the sticker details.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Sunday, 18 December 2011
CHRISTMAS CARDS - Pinecones and Gold
Topic: Stickers

The print used today is actually a scrapbook paper rather than a cardstock. It started out as a 12 x 12 also, where most of them have been from 6 x 6 pads.

These card bases are forest green! I have no idea how the camera can change the color of those and leave the matching images in the paper alone.... In any case, For these two I used some of the clear stickers. On the left one I used the greeting sticker and three trees. To the center tree I added tiny self-adhesive rhinestones as lights. The card on the left got a layered wreath with pinecones added.

These both got cardstock sticker tags and I added snippets of ribbon. On the left I used a rub-on greeting and on the right I added a thick acrylic sticker.






Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Saturday, 26 November 2011
CHRISTMAS CARDS - Reindeer Wreaths
Topic: Stickers

The hardest thing in using a multi-directional print is deciding which image you want to feature! That is surely the case with the deer print. On the other hand, they all have bows or wreaths around their necks so it was easy to decide on the embellishment!

For these two I used 3D wreath stickers and nothing else. The gold printed paper creates the message.

Choosing to feature the images in burgundy, I used that color of print for the alternate blocks. I chose the wreath from a clear sticker sheet and found that the round printed greeting from the same sheet was a perfect counterbalance.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Friday, 25 November 2011
Topic: Stickers

Combining some paper from the poinsettia print with these hexagon snowflakes was a matter of color choice. Even the dotted paper carries that same teal which I also echoed in the choice of card base.

The large image is a vellum sticker and ther greeting is a clear sticker.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Thursday, 24 November 2011
CHRISTMAS CARDS - Poinsettia Patch
Topic: Stickers

Did you notice? This isn't scrap recovery! I actually used all new product for these (OK, most of them).

These cards are a mixture of layouts and some of the papers are different. The common element is they are using the light version, the green version, or the black version of a poinsettia print. (well, something has to tie them together).

This one uses the black version of the paper along with a diamond plaid and a strip of a light text print. I added a cardstock sticker tag and trimmed it with a fold of green ribbon and a thick acrylic text greeting.

This one uses stripes of the black and the light versions of the paper that were scrap after cutting other parts out. I layered some clear stickers to create the pinecone wreath and added a greeting sticker from the same set.

This card uses the green version of the poinsettia print and is combined with a light text print. From that same sticker sheet I used a tag with a poinsettia on it and then added another poinsettia sticker to the upper left. I gave it a thick acrylic greeting sticker.

Both of these use the black and light versions of the paper and also both use the same stickers. The tag, the extra poinsettia on the tag and the greeting at the upper left are all from the same clear sticker sheet. I used a black folded card base on both of these so they will require a liner to write the inside message on.

This is the one card I used a recovered scrap on. I used the green background and some of the light text print. I tore a silhouette photo from a magazine, added a clear text sticker to the upper right and wrote script text on the lower left.











Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Updated: Thursday, 1 September 2011 7:16 PM PDT
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Sticker Stacker
Topic: Stickers

In a supplies swap I was sent these brightly colored vellum stickers. I ran across a scrap of super-shiny tissue paper and decided to pair the two. I started with a folded card base to match the stickers, crinkled the tissue and it pressed flat onto a cardstock piece covered with Xyron adhesive. This was trimmed up to fit the card base and glued in place. I added the stickers to make it look like they were haphazardly stacked. Each one has an added flower sticker in the bow. The gold peel-off greeting echoes the gold on the packages.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST
Sunday, 9 October 2011
Sticker Shock
Topic: Stickers

Yes, SHOCKED because I found more of these awesome stickers in my stash. Every time I think I've run out of them I find a few more I tucked away somewhere. I hope I stashed some LOTS of places, because I really like finding more of them to use.

I mounted this sticker on a texture-print cardstock and did a fine doodle-line close around it. After mounting on the violet card base I added some faux-stitching lines around the backing. Two strips of wood-grain table scraps were backed with green and crossed at the corner. Then I stamped the greeting on the larger strip.

Little chipboard bird makes another apprearance with this large sticker on a floral print. Simple layering to color tone and a stamped greeting finish it up. I recently picked up a large set of clear-stamp words that can be mixed and matched as desired for greeting phrases. Just mount all together on the block and stamp like they are one unit. NEAT!


No greeting for this little glittery bird. I combined the large sticker with table scrap strips including a Cuttlebug embossed piece with birds. I like the way the swirling branches echo the curls on the sticker and I reinforced one to act as a perch for the bird - extending the end of it onto the sticker for continuity.

Here's to finding lost supplies (please, oh please).


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 1 October 2011
Back to School
Topic: Stickers

Assignment: Make back to school cards

(Yes this is a belated posting)

I had some sets of stickers that fit the 'school' theme so that's what I started with.  This first one got a stamped background using my hand-carved crayon image. I placed two stickers on yellow cardstock and trimmed to leave a tiny border. These are popped up on foam dots. I added the word 'school' in rubon letters and cut out the word 'spirit' from a scrapbook paper. The pencil is a sticker and I turned it into an exclaimation point with the addition of a rhinestone. The yellow border all around is the folded card base:

I moved on to a set of stickers that depicts school notebooks. I framed each out in yellow cardstock. For the background I started with a navy blue card, layered a denim print paper, then ablue with script and swirls, then a strip of dictionary print card. Each of these was distressed with 'ole paper' ink before layering. I found someletter stickers with the notebook image and used these to write 'student' at the bottom. Round stickers spell out 'star' at the top and I added a star paperclip as well. This panel was mounted to a yellow card base and the three tags were popped up on foam dots:

Finally, I used OWH Sketch #75 to create this card on a blue card base with a light green panel over it. Strips of text and script papers run horizontally and a red accent strip makes the vertical. Three framed tags overlay the red strip with only the bottom one popped up on foam. The text at the upper left is from a sticker sheet:

These were sent to OWH.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Sticker Shock
Topic: Stickers

I decided to try using up the last of the floral panel stickers I started with a while back. So I sat down and selected a main backing color for each, a card base, and sometimes another piece that 'goes with'. This is what I came up with, making additions to each one as it was created.

First, I went very simple, using a torn edge on the left over the dotted paper. Then I found two yellow scraps and layered them to frame out the sticker. The text was stamped after the sticker was adhered to the card front.

The next just uses a lot of varied layers to create a rather elegant card. I stamped along the edge of the red panel as a finishing touch because it was a little too plain.

Another one created with very simple layers. On this one I used a piercing tool to poke holes along the sides of the brown panel to add some interest. The sentiment was selected because it fit in the space!

When I got to this layering it needed a little 'zing' so I added a scallop on the left side. By shifting the panels to the right then the left it creates a balance but is not semetrical. This, also, was stamped with the text after the card was complete.

After laying out the layers for this one they looked too stark so I used a distressing tool to rough up the edges. Then they showed too much white so I inked the rough edges to tone them down. The vertical stamp was added at the last, after completion.

I chose to tear the edges of the mounting panel on this one to soften it up a bit. I cut slits around the stem and threaded sheer ribbon to tie in a bow. The violet panel was cut with the scallop punch and the torn panel is popped up over it on foam tape. I used glue dots to adhere a metal tag that reads 'dream'.

For this card I chose a background cardstock with tiny tone-on-tone stars then ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Stars embossing folder. A printed text panel frames out the floral sticker and these are raised up on foam.

Finally, I had a printed piece from a cheesy card 'kit' and used one panel as a backing. That panel includes only the violet on the left with the white 'happy birthday' greeting and the dotted side on the right. I adhered the butterfly sticker and then added the stem and leaves with green marker. The bloom is a silk flower, folded in half, and held in place with glue dots. I used glue dots to adhere it to the card as well as to attach the flower rhinestone to the fold. A sheer ribbon, tied in a knot, defines the line between the two sections of the cardstock. I rounded two opposing corners on the printed panel as well as the base cardstock.

How's that for variety? Now with all these floral sticker panels used up, I'll have to move on to something else for a while.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Are You Chicken?
Topic: Stickers

I designed these two cards to use the stickers of the roosters. Since they faced in opposite directions I made the cards to be exact flip-flops of each other to make the rooster face inward.

The paper the roosters are mounted on is the last of the border paper to which I added a red doodle line. The striped cardstock is table scraps. After layering on a yellow card and the green folded card base I created the floral accents. These are two felt flowers and a folded scrap of red raffia held together with a red flower brad.

The greeting is stamped.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 7 August 2011
Earth Laughs
Topic: Stickers

Simply stickers (and ribbon and cardstock). I used the thin orange border to pull out the throat of the flower and then added the orange ribbon as a counterbalance to those. The image was slit on both sides of the stem so the ribbon could be threaded through and knotted.

The text along the side is actually a second sticker. I arranged it with only half of it extending into view so the little dotted line would border the floral image.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Vellum Overlays
Topic: Stickers

So here I am with two little pads of printed vellum scriptures and sayings and also with a pile of large floral stickers. The stickers already have frames and have a watercolor look to them. I've had them for years. I decided to combine them and it turned out as a successful venture.

I cut the vellum down to 1/4 inch all around the sticker. Then I laid them face down and peeled ONE side of the sticker backing up and volded the vellum over it and creased. The backing was placed back down and on to the opposite side of the sticker. I trimmed the vellum corners and then folded in the two remaining sides. I lifted the backing once again and ran dry-adhesive over the vellum edges.

Next up was creating the card bases and selecting matching backing papers for each sticker. This is the resulting 5 cards.

The first uses a printed scrapbook paper background and a butterfly sticker accent.

Here I used an embossed background and a panel of alcohol-ink background.

The next two use a backgound I got in a swap. It is mulberry paper that has been stamped with Versamark and rubbed with Pearl-Ex to imprint the leaves. They are actually metallic-looking.

This last one is actually not a sticker, but a stamped silhouette over an inked background. But the vellum wrapping was done in the same way. I used skeleton leaves as a background element and added a band of sheer ribbon to the panel.

This is an easy technique to do and looks so elegant on the cards. I have many more of these stickers and vellum so you may see this again one fine day.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Topic: Stickers

OK, the title of this entry has nothing to do with either the theme of the cards or the supplies/techniques used to create them. WHAT?!?!?! No, it relates to a new plan for posting. I often create a multiple of cards in any one session and, posting them one per day, causes me to post up to three months in advance. I wanted to be able to show you all the work but not get too far ahead of myself. So I've decided that I will post cards together that have a similar theme, materials or techniques.

With that said, today I am posting 6 cards with an Independence Day theme. All of them use stickers and most of them use both printed scrapbook paper with a blue jeans print and a set of sticker sheets I got at the '75% off everything' store closeout.

This first card is the odd one of the bunch. I used a magazine, advertisement or book illustration (can't remember for sure) that was in my parts & starts drawer. The 'fourth' text is part of the illustration but I added Stickles to it for a little shine. The 'Happy' text is a gold peel-off sticker. A simple mounting to a red folded cardstock base was all I needed to finish it.

The sticker sheets I bought are cardstock stickers and the red, white, and blue are in the darker range. Since it makes them look antique I pulled out scrapbook papers with a vintage blue jeans print. Some of these had additional elements 'stitched' into the paper so I used those parts. These two used a portion with a leather patch over a frayed area. I layered labels over the patch.

To this one I also added three deep red rhinestones.

And on this one I colored in the star with Stickles.

Another of the papers has a frayed area without a patch. Some of the stickers had a stitching line around them so I placed them over the fraying to look like they were sewn on. I also added shinestones to this card.

There was no focal point on this print so I chose the area with wrinkles to give it some depth. Two layered stickers left a lot of 'white space' so I filled in with acrylic heart stickers.

And finally, this background with the '&' patch over a denim patch. I added the 'red', 'white' and 'blue' stickers, the row of stars and the three single stars. I also added Stickles to the three central stars and used a distressing tool on the panel edges before mounting.

This is my favorite of the 6 cards.

This is also the only one that I used dark card base on. The rest are on white (OK, the first is on red, but Its a different style altogether).


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT

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