Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Blog Hop: ClubScrap Woven Strands

Club Scrap
Welcome to the Blog Hop!!!

You should have arrived here from JILL,  if not or if you are lost, you can always start back at the beginning by visiting  Club Scraps Blog Page

Let me tell you about my projects.  I have two.  I wanted to continue my focus on the Celtic Knots but decided that I needed to create a project that was not just about the Celtic knots, that is why there are two, one with knots and one without knots.    Let me show you what I came up with.

Celtic Note Card Set:
The project: 4 note cards and a box!
Basic cards, nothing fancy!  All were stamped with Archival Brilliance in Galaxy Gold and heat embossed with Wow!Brass embossing powder.  I chose this combination of ink and embossing powder as I needed the lines to be a little thicker so they did not get lost in the coloring.  All were colored with Copics:  G17, B37.  The six knot card also used B05 and YG23.  This finished cards are all A2 (4.25" x 5/5"). Measurements:
White card base: 3.5 x 4.75 inches.
Blue Card mat:   3.75 x 5.0 inches
Green Card mat: 4.0 x 5.25 inches.

 Fine details:  I used a MISTI.  If you are not familiar with this tool, let me tell you it is one of the best inventions ever.  Getting the detail and even stamping, for this project required repeated stamping.  In the end this yielded an even stamping and embossing, which made coloring easier and a pleasant finished project.

After all that stamping and coloring, I did not want to mess it up with the sentiment:  MISTI saved me again!
Coloring the image with Copic

 These were matted with blue and green (both from the Woven Strands kit) and mounted on a white card base.

 I stamped an embossed the tree image onto the card-stock that would become the box for the cards.  Then the card stock was cut and scored.   the card stock was cut: 5 5/8 X 6 3/4 and the top scored at 1/2 + 1/6, the bottom at 1/2 ". This makes one slightly bigger than the other so they fit together.  The corners were cut into tabs.

Boxes are scored, creased and tabs ready for glueing
Glueing tabs
Glued and drying

The finished box!!

A close up of my favorite card.  

 The next two cards are just fun.  I had created the backgrounds while  I was playing with the stencils.  I thought they would make a fun happy card.

Card One:

All you see is Polka dots here, but check out how the background really looked!!!
Carson Water color paper, stenciled, layered onto a peach card base.  Green mat under sentiment was from the kit.  Seam tape was color with Distress Fossilized Amber and sequins were scattered.  Cute!!
Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Abandoned Coral
I am working from the outer edge in.  Note how applicator is angled.

Nearly finished 
Finished.  Looks almost 3d.  Love the stencil!!  I did spray with water to help blend the colors on the final project, but wish I had not.  This is way cool looking.

Card 2:

Happy card!  The saying just went with that crazy background!  

Same process as above: I applied the ink more heavily and misted .  Same distress colors but I also used Blueprint Sketch and Picked Raspberries.  This is the honeycomb Stencil.  

Hope you are enjoying the blog hop!!  Don't forget to leave a comment!  Your next stop is:  Julie.

Club Scrap
Woven Strand Kits
Honey Comb Stencil
Twin Tags Circle Stencil

Other Supplies:
Paper: Green and White from Kit, Peach: Bazzill,  Canson 140# Water Color Paper
Ink:     Distress:  Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch, Abandon Coral, Twisted Citron,                                                
           Fossilized Amber
           Versafine:  Onyx Black
           Archival:  Brilliance, Galaxy Gold
Embossing Powder:  Wow!, Brass and Ranger clear
Seam Tape:  White
Various sequins from Pretty Pink Posh
Copic Markers:    G17, B37, YG23, B05
Fun Foam, Score Tape, Ranger Matte Medium, ATG tape runner

Hope you enjoy the hop,
Happy Crafting


  1. Just lovely and welcome to the blog hop.

  2. Oh, WOW! I adore all of your stunning creations! Absolutely fabulous. Thank you for hopping with us at Club Scrap. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

  3. This is just amazing work Josette!! Love your rainbow stencil card and the Card Box with stunning set of cards, WOW! Gorgeous!

  4. Beautiful artwork, Josette! Thanks for joining our hop. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

  5. The embossed images in gold colored with the copics are stunning! Love the tree image as the focal point on your box. Anyone would be thrilled to receive this as a gift. Your stencil cards are so colorful and fun! I look forward to seeing more of your work in the coming months.

  6. Hello Josette,what great cards you share and what fun techniques.
    Thanks for sharing how you did them.

  7. Love all your cards and the bright colors of the last two and the stencils really change it up alot!

  8. Wow Josette! Love the cards and the box you made. The stencil pieces are great too! Thanks and have a great day!

  9. I love, love, love your cards! So beautiful.

  10. Awesome cards and great photos and instructions!

  11. Love those Cetic cards!! Wow!! The fun ones are truly fun!

  12. Great cards! Thank you for sharing the steps you took.

  13. OMG! The Celtic cards with the gold embossing are breathtaking!

  14. Thanks for sharing the beautiful card sets. What a nice gift!