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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Time To Relax -Flip Flop Card

Hi Everybody,


I have some exciting news... I am now on a new Design Team called The Cutting Cafe.  This is where you can buy cute SVG files to use with your Silhouette or Cricut.  There are lots of tips and tricks on her site as well as videos on how to make them.



I wanted this year to be about learning new things, taking my cards and projects to the next level, making videos, etc., so I hope you like the projects I create on this team.

You can find lots of goodies such as 6x6 paper pads, embellishments, ink, clear stamps, etc.  She sells items that you can use with your projects.

The Team Project for this week's posting, is called Fun With Silhouettes.  There are printable stamps and cut files.

I used a print file for my project, the Flip Flops.  Why did I use a print file and not a cut file? Because I wanted to FOIL it LOL!  I love using foil and I got a new laser printer so if you print using toner, you can foil it easily.






I really enjoyed making this card because it is different than my usual floral cards (which I still love lol) but I used foil and the sand to add texture in addition to propping up the flip flops with foam squares.

First, I used DecoFoil Transfer Gel to go over the Tim Holtz layering stencil called Rays.  You have to wait several hours for this to dry naturally.  Can't use heat gun to hurry it along. I'm so impatient!

I used Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to adhere sand to this card.  I used a die to cut out the shape of where the sand would go and put the glue in that area and sprinkled the sand on top and then had to let that dry a few hours.  I just love how this sand looks.  You can get a bottle of it at the Cutting Cafe and here is a link to Beach Sand Confetti.

Next I ran the piece of cardstock through my Mini Minc using DecoFoil in Gold over the sun rays.  I love how the transfer gel gives such great dimension.

I taped 3 cloud dies to the cardstock and sponged Memento Summer Sky ink around them and all over cardstock so now I have some white that is supposed to look like clouds showing.

I printed the flip flops using my laser printer so I would be able to foil.  I used DecoFoil in Black and Pink Melon colors.  The black is shiny just not metallic looking like some of the other colors.  I cut it out by hand and very easy to do.  Here is a link to Fun with Silhouettes.  I could've cut it out with my Silhouette or Scan n Cut, I believe. 

Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from Stamping Bella called Uptown Girl Reilly Loves to Relax.  I thought this was very appropriate for this card.  I used a mini cube of Versafine Onyx Black to stamp. I LOVE this mini cube!  I dropped the regular sized ink pad so many times and messed up cards or got all over my hands or desk.  Here is a link to the Versafine Mini Cube.  You will love it.  I used some clear embossing powder over it and heat set to make sure it didn't smear.

I hope you will check out The Cutting Cafe. You can make cute things for your kid's teachers, etc.  So many cute files and possibilities.  Get some coffee and just browse.  I'm so excited, I got the supplies to make a fish bowl!  You know how popular sea creatures are right now.  She has a printable stamp file and here is a link to Sea Creatures.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Regina

28 comments:

Katydid Cards said...

Well, this is just adorable! What a great job...and now I just gotta have that beach sand so your first DT post is already a success. Welcome to the team!

Julia Sandvoss said...

What an absolutely adorable card! Perfect way to use our Deco Foil for the sun rays and the flip flop straps! It's the CUTEST!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Very cute flip flops- adorable card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Congratulations and I really love the card you did. Great summer design.

Regina Easter said...

first off welcome welcome welcome again to the team...i already know that i am gonna fall in love with you as a person and your work...this is simply the cutest...hugs

Linda Gorun said...

I especially love your florals, but the DecoFoil Transfer Gel is really cool! I'd like to see more of it, please!

Janice Monforton said...

Love that you're making videos on you tube. I've been trying to do the Zig scribble technique....it's coming but doesn't look like yours...yet. Lol. Thanks for the awesome giveaways.

Teshia Lincoln said...

Very cute card! I'm a newbie and right now I'm in awe of all styles.

Heather Warren said...

Cute card. I've never used foil.
I'm trying out new to me card folds.

Ann Lee said...

I am trying to do any and all of the watercolor techniques!

creating4 joy said...

I love the foil in this card :).

D Q said...

I love embossing and am trying to learn how to color better with colored pencils.

deana benson said...

Cute card! Perfect for my vacation

deana benson said...

I'm not sure I have a favorite but right now I've been doing a lot of Copic coloring.

Jen G said...

I'm learning and loving watercoloring! Love your blogs!

Joy said...

Beautiful card! I'm commenting here in response to your giveaway on FB 😉 I'm loving watercoloring on my cards lately, especially over heat embossed images. Thanks for the chance to win and I look forward to your future projects!

Lisa Moore said...

Cute card. I'm trying to learn watercolouring and I love masking

Connie Newell said...

I like the technique with the zig markers. I tried it with the distress ink and got good results on one and not the other. Am not giving up though. Just havent had as much time to play lately.
Thank you for a chance to win...

Susan said...

Cute card, now following!
Susan

Sharon Stewart said...

I'm into distress oxide backgrounds right now. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary Reiner said...

Cute idea! Thanks for sharing

BB said...

WOW!!!! my first time to your blog... definitely won't be my last. I can't decide what I like most about this design - toss up between the sky and the sand!!! Love it and so well explained! THANK YOU!!!!

Roberta's Artistic Adventures said...

Leaving a comment here as per your request on FB. Love this card you created using a toner printer and foil! I too have a toner printer and now I just need to get some foil so I can create some awesome focal images for my cards and ATC's! TFS!

Denise Bryant said...

Hi Regina! I am following your blog. I see that you updated your FB post and I'll comment there too!

Kristine Cooper said...

Hi, love your blog. My favorite technique is distress oxide backgrounds. Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to have the rose gold embossing powder.

KnitNana said...

I'm enjoying everything I'm learning as a total newbie to all this, but embossing powder is so fascinating. I feel like I'm back in chemistry class! Thanks for the contest and chance to win! Love the card!

Barbara Baxter said...

I am starting to use the foils and toner inked designs, etc. It has been fun and SHINY! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Sherry said...

cute card! I want to try the watercolor tissue tech. I have seen some really pretty cards using it. love the foil but I don't have any yet, lol