Thursday, February 20, 2014

Technology works great but it still requires a working mind. I closed a window of what I thought was an old draft; it was the actual blog posting I started yesterday and 'poof'!, it's gone. Oh my.

I pulled together a quick card using one of the new Memory Box stencils and the new Radiant Neon inks from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko.

by Debbie Gaetz

  • Neenah Paper 80# Classic Crest card stock in Solar White
  • Memory Box Snapdragon Dot Paper card stock
  • Curious Metallic 111# card stock in Mandarin
  • Black Card Stock 24# (layered under Memory Box paper)
  • Memory Box Stencil in Texture Wave 88520
  • Hero Arts Stamp:  Small Solid Flower 0251
  • Magenta Stamp:  Life is art C.7700.G
  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Radiant Neon pigment inks in Electric Yellow, Electric Orange, Electric Pink and Electric Blue
  • Pan Pastel in Diarylide Yellow (22505/PY83); Orange (22805/PO62); Bright Yellow Green (26805--PY3/G17)
  • Fixative Spray
  • Wooden Circle Frame from Studio Calico

  1. Lay the stencil on white Classic Crest card stock and tape down with removable tape. Brushing in one direction only, apply the Pan Pastels. Remove stencil.
  2. Use a fixative spray to set the Pan Pastels and allow to quickly air dry
  3. Stamp the flowers with the Radiant Inks, as well as the Magenta word stamp
  4. Trim the white card stock around the stencil design to 3.75 x 5.5
  5. Trim the Memory Box dotted paper to 4.0 x 5.75
  6. Trim black card stock to 4-1/8" x 5-7/8"
  7. Adhere the 3 layers together with your choice of adhesive
  8. Trim the Curious Metallic card stock to 10.0 x 6.75; score at 5.0 across the narrower width to make the base card.
  9. Adhere the layers to the base card at an angle.
  10. Color the wooden circle frame with StazOn in black. Adhere to card top around the full flower stamped image.

Are you ready for Play Day this Friday? We hope to see many of you as we 'play' with our We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. There are so many ways to use this tool; we've learned it's so versatile that you're not limited to making only envelopes! Marj has been busy preparing her ideas and samples to share with you -- another fantastic 'learning' experience.

Dianne has posted a beautiful card on her blog, Back Porch. I love this bird frame stamp from Magenta!

by Dianne Johnson, Design Team Magenta
Click on this link to go to Dianne's blog . . .

Isn't this a cheery card? And I'm very partial to the two main colors of gray and green -- they almost duplicate my color scheme in my kitchen! I need to check my 'stash' because I think I have these two or three dies.

by Jean Okimoto for Memory Box
Click on this link to go to the Memory Box posting for the details on this card . . .

Copic Markers' blog showcases coloring a purple iris tutorial for this beautiful card by Sharon Harnist, a Design Team member.

by Sharon Harnist
Design Team Member, Copic Markers
Click on this link for the step-by-step instructions:

We'll see you tomorrow!


  1. OHHHHHH! I just love the colors of your card, Debbie! LOVE the beautiful chalk design you created and the layered stamping/images! FAB x1000000 :)

    1. thanks so much Savannah! I love bright colors, especially the citrus colors