Monday, September 17, 2018

Poetic Petals Card Set with A2Z Scrapbooking

As we are nearing the holiday season most of us will be invited to parties and functions. A hostess gift is always a nice thing to bring and give. Or perhaps you are already working on your gifts for the upcoming season.
A simple set of small cards perfect for quick thank you's or hello's is a nice and easy thing to have ready to give.
I created this set of card using the Poetic Petals Digital from Hero Arts Poetic Petals Digital from Hero Arts  which is perfect for these small cards.

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These are the cards I created. I kept them simple to fit the current challenge over on A2Z Scrapbooking. 

First, I resized the flowers and printed them onto alcohol marker friendly paper. Then I colored them with my Spectrum Nior Markers (see below for colors).

Second, I cut 4 pieces of heavy weight white cardstock to 3" X 8". Score at 4". Then, I put a circle color from Distress Oxide ink. (you can use any ink here) that compliments the flowers. This will provide a landing spot for the flowers.

Third, Place foam adhesive behind the flowers and place onto the circle of color. Then, add some finishing touches with some Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops. Repeat for all cards. 

Now you have a full set of cards. Add some mini envelops and place them in a gift card box. You have the perfect hostess gift.
Supplies used:
Hero Arts Poetic Petals
Recollections Heavy Weight Cardstock - White
Spectrum Nior Markers(Sunflower: Petals-GY3, GY4 & GY5 Center-EB1, EB2 & EB3) (Poinsettia:Petals-HB1,HB2 & PL3 Center-GY4) (Magnolia:Petals-CT1, IG1 & Blender Center-CT3) (Poppy: Petals-DR1, DR5 & DR7 Center-IG4, IG6 & GY4) ALL Stems - JG5
Sakura GellyRoll Metallic Gold Pen
Distress Oxides Inks Shaded Lilac, Fossilized Amber, Bundled Sage & Broken China
Tonic Studio Nuvo Crystal Drops in Pale Gold
Scotch 3M Foam Tape

Friday, September 14, 2018

Beth Duff Designs and Witt & Sass Collaborative Hop

Hello and thank you for joining us for the Beth Duff Designs blog hop! We are collaborating this month with the awesome team over at Witt & Sass. We both have an England themed stamp set coming out, and we thought why not tag team and do a joint blog hop. Our set is Adventure Abroad; England. Over at Witt & Sass; they have a wonderful British sentiment set coming out called Fabulously Gobsmacked. We are happy to have you hopping along with us! Our team and guest designers have created some amazing projects to share with you. Hop along to get some great inspiration from both BDD and Witt & Sass.

This is the card I created using both Beth Duff Designs Stamp Adventure Aboard England and Witt & Sass Fabulously Gobsmacked.

Witt & Sass Store - where you can find all of Amy's beautiful stamps, stencils and embellishments.

The rest of the Creative Team have created some Amazing project. Be sure to leave them some love.

Annie (You are here)

Stop by both stores for some fantastic stamps and also check out the Facebook fan groups for both companies - Leave a comment in the groups and you could win the prize below

BDD FB Group
Witt & Sass FB Group

Thank you for hopping along with us! 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Ballerina Mixed Media Canvas with Rinea and Rita Barakat

This month we here at Rinea are having a collaboration with Rita Barakat. We're creating projects using her amazing stamps and stencils. I decided to create a mixed media canvas using Rita's Ballerina Stamp #RB001 and the Princess Variety Artist Pack.

Now, if you are not familiar with mixed media - it's when you combine several types of media (paint, watercolor,pencil/pen, paper, fibers and stamps-etc) to create art work.

I create this mini canvas (4"x 6") using the pretty ballerina stamp and the Princess variety artist pack.

So, let's get started by gathering our materials:
Princess Variety Artist Pack: Blush Pink Starstruck & Silver Starstruck
Rinea Jade Startstuck Foil Paper
Rita Barakat Ballerina Stamp #RB001
Canvas - 4" x 6" - Greenbrier Intl, Inc. Dollar Tree
Plaid - Folkart Paint (Light Periwinkle20209, Metallic Periwinkle 669 & White 20593)
Ink - Tsukineko Stazon Jet Black & Memento Tuxedo Black
Heavy Weight cardstock - White - Recollections Brand
Alcohol Markers: Copic - Hair: Y28, E15 & E18/Skin: E000, E11, E93/Lips: RV69, Spectrum Nior - Shoes: PL1 and Artist Loft: Skin: E15
Die - Evaney Stamp Designs: Beautiful inside out
Jewels: Pretty Pink Posh
Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue in Clear & Foam adhesive
Tools: Paint brush, Cuddlebug die cutting Machine, Tim Holtz stamp platform(optional)/Stamp block 

First, I painted the canvas with some acrylic paints creating a ombre effect. Set it aside to dry. Next,  stamp once on the Blush Pink and  twice on the Silver Starstruck paper with Stazon ink set aside. Then, on the white cardstock with Memento ink for coloring. Color with alcohol markers the skin, hair and shoes.

Now, trim the Ballerina from the cardstock. Next, from the Blush Pink Startstruck paper cut only the top portion of the dress. From the Silver Starstuck paper cut only the bottom portion of the dress.  Then, adhere one of the Silver paper dress layers onto the Ballerina right on top of that area on the cardstock image. Then, repeat with the next Silver layer this time adding a bit of foam adhesive. Now, apply the Blush Pink layer on top of the Silver layers adding a bit of foam adhesive. Next, cut 3 super thin pieces of Jade Starstuck paper and adhere it to the swing. Set aside to dry.

Now, die cut the sentiment/message you would like to use. I used the circle Beautiful inside/out die so I had to trim away any extra.

 Next, it's time to put it all together. Adhere the Ballerina in the center of the canvas and then place the sentiment over the opening of the swing so it appears as if the Ballerina is swinging from the sentiment. For a finishing touch add a few jewels to of the corners in a diangle.

Now, You have a complete Ballerina Canvas. Simple with Rinea and Rita Barakat. Thank you for stopping by today. Be sure to share your Rinea creations with us on Social Media we would love to see them.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, August 31, 2018

So Sweet Box Card with Beth Duff Designs

Today, I wanted to share a fun pop-up box card using the newly released So Sweet Stamp set from Beth Duff Designs.

I created a video showing how I made this card - see below.

Now, here are some of the colors I used and some measurements. I briefly mention them in the video by just in case you missed it.

Markers: Spectrum Nior - Lemons and Lemonade - CT1, CT1 & CT3. Sign - CG1 & CG2. Stand - EB2, EB3 & EB4, Flag Banner - DR1, OR1, CT1, LG1, TB1 & HB1.

Copic - Girl's Top - B93, BG72, BG09. Hair - Y28, E15, E18. Skin - E11 & E93.
Artist Loft - E15

Tim Holtz Distress Stains: Tumbled Glass and Metallic Brushed Pewter.

Now for some quick measurements for the card base (back of the box) 3"w x 31/2"L. From the brown cardstock side panels 1"w x 31/2"L scored at 1/8" on both end long side and the tiny hinge pieces 1/2" squared scored at 1/8" on both end to create what looks like a mini staple.

I hope you enjoy the video tutorial. Be sure to stop by the Beth's Store to purchase some of the new stamps and more.    

Monday, August 27, 2018

Winged Happiness with A2Z Scrapbooking

Hello Friends - I am here with another quick and simple card. For today's card I used the Hero Arts Winged Friends Digital Download DK033  - from A2Z Scrapbooking shop. This digital download has both Dragonflies and Butterflies. It's simply beautiful and so easy to work with.

I kept my card simple - I printed out the same dragonfly twice - altering only the size on one of the dragonfly so I ended up with a larger and small version.


I started by printing out my Dragonflies from the  Hero Arts Winged Friends Digital Download DK033  I then colored them with my Spectrum Nior Markers. I then added a few dots down the center of the dragonflies; as well as filled in the eyes with a Gelly Roll pen in Silver. Add bit of Zig Wink of Stella in clear trimmed them out and set them aside.

Next I cut a piece cream cardstock to 4"x 51/4'. I then did some die cutting  - using a scalloped boarder die to cut one side of the cream cardstock. I also used a larger version of that scalloped boarder die on the Rinea Foil paper in Turquoise Glossy. I also cut the word Happy five times - 4 from black cardstock and 1 from Rinea Foil paper in Jade Starstruck. Finally, 1 small stitched rectangle.

Now, to create the card - I started by stacking the die cut Happy word gluing between layers. Set it aside with a heavy acrylic block on top. Next,  I layered the cream cardstock on top of the strip of turquoise Rinea Foil paper. I then layered that onto my black card base. Next, I added the dragonflies making sure to angle them. Using the sentiment from the Hero Arts Happy Stamp & Cut DC150 set I stamped it on the small rectangle with black ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then adhered the Happy die cut word to the top of the card, next I put some foam adhesive on the back of the stamped sentiment and place it over the happy die cut. To finish up the card I add a few tiny confetti dots.

So, stop on over to the shop and pick up this fun digital download - along with any other of the fabulous items in the store - I can't wait to see what you create with it.

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Annie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

Have a fantastic crafting day!
Please join us in this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.

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  • Hero Arts Winged Friends Digital Download DK033 
  • Hero Arts Happy Stamp & Cut Set
  • Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Spectrum Nior Markers (GT -1,2&3/CT1&2/CG1,2 &3/LG1,2,3 &5)
  • Ranger Clear Embossing powder
  • Rinea Foil Paper in Turquoise Glossy and Jade Starstuck
  • Recollections Heavy Weight Cardstock in Black and Cream
  • Lawn Fawn Scalloped Boarder Dies
  • MFT Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Kuretake Zig Wink of Stella - Clear Shimmer Pen
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Silver
  • Tonic Studios Deluxe Liquid Adhesive
  • 3M Foam & Tape runner Adhesive
  • Lucy's Cards - Tiny Confetti

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Oh So Pretty Notes with Rinea Foiled Paper

Hello Friends - I am  here with a quick and easy tutorial today. I wanted to share a pretty note pad I created for my daughter. I think you will love to create one for a loved one, a friend or yourself.
Materials Needed:
Rinea Princess Foiled Paper Variety Pack - Crafter's Pack - I used the following: Starstruck Blush Pink, Starstruck Lavender Light Purple, Glossy Blush Pink/Gold & Glossy Lavender Light Purple/Gold
Jade/Jade Starstruck Foiled Paper
Joy Clair - Bee-Kind| Bible Journaling Clear Stamps
12" x 12" Heavy Weight Cardstock - I used Recollections -Black & White
Small Memo Pad - Purchased mine at the Dollar Tree Pack of 3
Tsukineko Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black & Versafine - Onyx Black
Coloring Medium for stamps-I used Spectrum Noir Markers in the following colors: CT1 & CT2 - Bee's Body & BT1 &BT2 - Bee's Wings
Assorted Dies or Punches
Gelly Roll Gel Pens - Black, White and Glitter Gold
Zig Wink of Stella - Bee's Wings and tail. As well as Sentiment.
Velcro Fastener - I purchased mine at the Dollar Tree Pack of 12
Tools: Score Board, Bone Folder, Die Cutting Machine (I used my Cuddle-bug) Trimmer & Scissors
Adhesive - I used Tonic Studio Nuvo Deluxe Liquid Adhesive, Scotch Foam adhesive
Embellishments if desired - I used Small Jewels

So, Let's begin the project. - I like to break it down into a few steps.
1. Stamp the images you would like to use onto the heavy weight White cardstock. Using the Memento Tuxedo Black ink (if using alcohol markers, if using watercolor pens then use the Versafine Onyx Black Ink). Then, Color with coloring medium. Next, add any details you would like to you images - I added a bit of white gel pen on the body and some black & gold dots on the wings. Then, I stamped the sentiment.
2. Next, Trim the 12" x 12" Black heavy weight card stock into 3-1/2" x 11-3/4". Save the remaining card stock for your die cutting. Now, choose your dies and punches - die cut the sentiment as well as other desired shaped to decorate note pad with dies of choice, I chose to used a hive background, stitch scalloped frame, hexagon, assorted flowers and leaf sprig. For the sentiment & frame - I used the heavy weight card stock in black and white. For the hive background I used Glossy Lavender Light Purple/Gold - gold side up. For the flowers I used Starstruck Blush Pink, Starstruck Lavender Light Purple, Glossy Blush Pink/Gold from the Rinea Princess Foiled Paper Variety Pack - Crafter's Pack. For the leaves I used  Jade/Jade Starstruck Foiled Paper. Cutting everything all at once is a time saver. Set. all the pretty cut aside.
3. Next, adhere the frame on top of the background trim any extra. Now, let's assemble the flowers. I simply stack the three sizes just offsetting the petals so the flowers look fuller. Set aside to dry. 
4. While the topper is drying let's score the cover for our note pad. Using a scoring board or a trimmer channel - using the bone folder - score at 1", 1-1/4", 6-1/4" & 6-12". Next, crease the score lines - using the bone folder.
5. Adhere the pad into the cover. Place adhesive of choice on the back of the note pad and the creased section of the cover as shown the photos below. Press firmly. Next, push on the crease so the top of the note pad really sticks to the cover. I use the bone folder to press it. Plus, it give it a nice crisp look.
6.Now, Adhere the topper (hive background) to the front of the cover. Then, place sentiment on foam adhesive and center onto front cover. Next, arrange the flowers, bees and their buzzing trails as you like around the sentiment. Don't forget about the small tab on the bottom. I used the punched sections from the background and a flower. Now, for the closer - I peel off one Velcro tab and center it onto the other - stacking them. See photo below. The Velcro has strong adhesive this is why I only expose one side first - I then center the Velcro stack onto the lower tab - press in place - then remove the remain plastic backing and press the lower tab closed.   Ok - You are almost done - time to add a few extra finishing touches. I added some jewels to the centers of the flowers.  
You now have a very Pretty Note Pad - prefect for a gift. You can modify this tutorial using more masculine colors and stamps. 
Thank you for spending some time with me today here at the Rinea Blog. Be sure to share with us if you create a Pretty Note Pad of your own. 
Have a Great Crafty Day!!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Beth Duff Design August Hop!

Hello and thank you for joining us for the Beth Duff Designs August blog hop! We are happy to have you hopping along with us! Our team and guest designers have created some amazing projects to share with you. Hop along to get some BDD inspiration.

I created this quick and easy card using the So Sweet Stamp Set

So Sweet

This is the card that I created. 

I using Distress Oxide Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint and Cracked Pistachio to create my background; I brushed them on as well as did droplets on to Cream heavy weight cardstock. Then, with Tsukineko Versafine Black Onyx Ink I stamped the Lemon, Lemon slices and the glass all over to create my own paper. Next, I stamped the sentiment onto die cut square of Cream heavy weight cardstock. Then, I back that sentiment panel onto black pattern paper. I pop it up on foam adhesive. I adhered the stamped background panel onto Black heavy weight cardstock card base. Then, centering the sentiment placed it on the card. I finish off the card with a few Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops and a Bit of Kuretake Zig Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen one Lemon and Lemonade.

Thank you for stopping by today. Be sure to stop by all the Design Team member and Guest Design Team blog and leave them so love!!

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