Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Spiral Booklet by Judy Cantrell

Spiral Booklet
by Judy Cantrell

This is my Technique Tuesday this week! This next month I'll be sharing
something I've made already. I have many projects with instructions
in my stash. I hope you will enjoy these.

I made this booklet for an online magazine. (RRA) It was a lot of fun to make. The inspiration came to me when I saw a book that spelled out words. 
Each cover letter has its own pages behind it for jotting down notes or thoughts. I made this heart's gift using a variety of tools and supplies from my stash.

Finished size: 4” x 8”
Cuttlebug heart embossing folder
Base Camp Font Cartridge
Cricut Electronic cutter
Red Owires; ¾”
Wire cutter
Perfect Pearl pigment powder
Perfect Medium pad
Detail and dusting brush
Red, black and white cardstock
White copy paper
Paper flower punch
Paper trimmer
Clear Gel tacky glue

Many of these supplies available: OWSE http://ididitcreations.com/club/

1)    This small booklet comes together using four separate sections. Each letter has its on white pages. 
2)    Cut 8 precise pieces of red cardstock
a)    2 - 2 x 4,”
b)    2 – 4 x 4,”
c)     2 – 6 x 4,” 
d)    2 – 8 x 4.”
3)    Cut white pages slightly small for each 4 sets of red cardstock. I used 10 pages for each section.
4)    Emboss front sections of each red cardstock with heart embossing folder. 
Designers Note: Emboss the red front sections V and E twice.
5)    Use detail brush to apply Perfect Pearl pigment powder to each embossed red cardstock. Use dusting brush to remove excess powder.
Designers Note: Perfect Pearls come in many fabulous colors; I used Perfect Pearl color for this project. Its luster was perfect for this project and doesn’t rub off because it has a binder in it.
6) Arrange red embossed front, white paper and red cardstock for each section.
7) Use Bind-it-All tool to cut holes in each section per instructions of this tool.
8) Use wire cutter to cut desired Owires. Apply per instructions of Owires to bind the booklet.
9) Cricut electronic machine and Base Camp font cartridge was used to cut the word “LOVE” 2 ½.” Adhere the L to the 2 x 4” piece, O to 4 x 4,” V to 6 x 4” and E to 8 x 4” piece. These can be straight across or graduated as I did on this project.
10) Use white cardstock to punch 3 flowers. Adhere to the letter O.
11) I hope you’ll enjoy making this project. Other words and names could be made with a little adjustment.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Felonious Friday with Outlaw Gal - Yet Another Card full of snow

I finally hit on a card I can mass produce!! woohoo!! well I've made four of them if that counts!! LOL..

This card is full of shimmer and glitter. I took a 4x 3 1/2 piece of Manilla paper and blended Distress Inks on it. The colors I used was Iced Spruce and Tattered Rose. I used these colors as I needed some light colors for my Background. When your using Perfect Pearls your better off with a light background..

I inked up my Christmas Tree Stamp with the Perfect Pearls Medium. The Medium comes with any Perfect Pearls Kit you buy. I stamped my Substrate and applied "Forever Green" Perfect Pearls. Remember when your working with Perfect Pearls you need to take your Mini Mister after you apply the pearls and give about four light spritzes. This sets the Perfect Pearls. I edged my card with Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs. That done I used my Cuttle Bug and dry embossed the edge with one of Tim Holtz's Texture Fades. This one comes with his Snowflakes Texture Fade. I then assembled my card. Once my card was assembled I applied snow.. The snow is from this fabulous product called "Snow Writer" .. It really looks like snow. I love love it!! and it's so easy to apply. It has a fine tip on it that let's you paint the snow on exactly where you want it. As soon as I applied the snow I sprinkled the image with Diamond Dust. This is another product I love. Now my card is shimmering from the Perfect Pearls and Glittering from the Diamond Glaze. How cool is that!!

It's a fast card to create but gives a fabulous look about it. All shiny and glittery!!

I think I'm done with figuring out my cards this year. I have about 13 made now. I'm going to make about 8 more using the technique above and that should do it for me. Until Next Year! LOL

Next week I promise it won't be a card I do. I'm burnt out on Cards. ROFL!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Felonious Friday with Outlaw Gal - A Yiddle Bit More Christmas

I'm furiously making Christmas Cards but I just can't seem to get into the Assembly Line mood. Each card is different so far that I've made. At this rate by next Easter I will have my cards done.. LOL.
For this card I started out with the Sizzix Snowflakes Embossing Folder. I inked it with one of the new Tim Holtz Limited Edition Winter Distress Inks "Iced Spruce".. Ink up the side that opens up when you do this technique. I ran it through my Vagabond machine. Let dry and then I put glue on the snowflakes only and threw on a bunch of Glitter from Stamping Up called "Dazzling Diamonds". You have to let this all dry now and then edge the white cardstock with the Distress Ink "Gathered Twigs"

While this is drying I stamped my Santa. I used the Stamp Set from Tim Holtz called "Holiday Collections".. I put some black embossing powder on it once stamped and heat embossed. I edged this also with the Gathered Twigs..Then I put it through my Distrezz it all and really distressed the you know what out of it..

I wanted my card base to match my snowflake layer so I took the Iced Spruce Distress Ink and what Tim calls "Direct to Paper" I colored my white cardstock.. Once that dried I assembled my card. I added the trim and pearls..

Last I took my little Poinsetta flower and sprayed Perfect Pearls Mist "Heirloom Gold" on it so that shimmered also.. Voila one Shimmering and Glittering Christmas Card.. Maybe next year I'll start in the summer time and be ready by Christmas. LOL

Most every product I use can be bought at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium. I used two Stamping Up Products. The glue and glitter.

see you next week with more Felonious Friday..

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Backgrounds for Technique Tuesday by Judy Cantrell

Backgrounds for Technique Tuesday

This is a technique that
Endless possibilities with the

 products available today.

As my examples I used

white card stock or glossy card stock


Acrylic paint, Metallic paint, or Reinkers.

I’m sure there are many products that could be used with this technique.


Place two small puddles of

 Acrylic or Metallic paint

down on craft sheet.

Take a square piece of plastic wrap; start twisting the plastic wrap to

make a ball with a little handle.

 This is your applicator tool.

 Dip the plastic wrap into one of the paint puddles 

and then pounce the paint over the card stock.

Leave some areas unpainted for the next color. Use clean sides of plastic wrap,

and make another ball as an applicator. Dip plastic wrap into next

paint and then color until you are pleased with the results.

Allow to dry and embellish.

These are two of my examples with StazOn black ink. The one on the left was made with glossy card stock and Distress Reinkers.
 The one on the right was made with white 110# card stock and Metallic Paints.

Enjoy and Thanks for Looking! 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Felonious Friday with Outlaw Gal - Tis the Season

Tis the season and I love love creating Christmas Cards.. I have 25 to do of one kind and misc. ones I am making throughout the season.. I seem to be going for that Distressed look this year.

Here is one I completed that uses a lot of Tim Holtz Products..

I started with a square well it measures 5 1/4 by 4 so it's not a square. ROFL!! I stamped snowflakes all over using two of Tim's Christmas Stamp sets. I used his Distress Embossing Ink. It's nice and wet and doesn't dry fast. Since I was going to wet emboss I needed it to stay wet until I poured the Clear Embossing Powder over it. Once done I heat set it with my heat gun. I use the Marvey Heat gun for embossing as I find the Tim Holtz doesn't blow as hot. well not for me anywho. Then I spread some of the "Iced Spruce" Distress Ink on my Mat and misted it with some "Perfect Pearl" in a solution with water. I spread my cardstock all over to get a good even coat of the ink.. I then blotted it a little bit and dried it with the Tim Holtz heat gun. I use this heat gun for drying as I like how it has a bigger spread.. One Heat gun for one thing and the other for another part of creating.. LOL

I have a resist effect on my cardstock now.. How cool is that!! I now distressed the you know what out of it using my Distress Tool and edged it with Faded Jeans Distress ink.. I stamped the Santa which is also a Tim Holtz Stamp from the "Santa's Wish" Stamp Set on a piece of Tag Cardstock. I buy this in a sheet as I love using this Substrate.. Then I edged it with "Walnut Stain" Distress Ink. I then put together my card. I most always go a quarter inch bigger with my Layers of Paper..

I wrapped the twine around the cardstock and positioned it.. This card was so fun and easy to make but has such a nice effect. It looks real distressed and old.. I love the looks of it.

The card will be going to my Swap Partner in a Yahoo Group I'm in for Card Making..

All the products I used can be found at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium..

I have in stock some of the Tim Holtz Limited Edition Winter Inks left if anyone wants one. They are going quick so get your order in.. That is the ink I used on my Cardstock and it's George Us!!

See you next week for more Felonious Friday!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Update on Resist by Judy Cantrell

This is an update on my Technique Tuesday Resist.
The pieces I used on this tag was made with
the same technique I shared on Tuesday.
The pieces were cut-out and placed over
a tag I sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
I used stormy sky distress ink around the tag.

Supplies for clear embossing ink, clear embossing powder, Glimmer Mist, Tim Holtz tag die and Tim Holtz Christmas Memories stamp set can be found here: http://ididitcreations.com/club/

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Technique Tuesday ~ Resist by Judy Cantrell

This week I’ll share a Resist Technique.

I really liked the look from the designer paper on this technique.

This resist was made using a product
I’ve had in my stash for many years; it’s
Walnut Ink.
Walnut ink is made from
green husk that surrounds the nut of walnuts.
It can be found in liquid form or dry crystals.that can

be diluted with water before use.

With the end results you can

antique your project

to make it look old.
This product can be used to
make stains by mixing with other inks.

To begin:
Dust your paper with a little sack of pre-embossing powder 
to removed fingerprints.

Stamp your image
on smooth surface such as designer paper
or smooth cardstock with Clear Resist Ink.
Add clear embossing powder over the image, tap off extra.
Heat emboss clear embossing powder and let cool completely.
Now the fun part; spray Walnut ink over the embossed card to cover.
Tip card and let ink run around tag or card.
Let card sit in the pools of ink until almost dry.

 Note: If you are using designer paper

it's normal for the paper to curl up.
Use a cloth
and gently wipe off the extra ink.
I must admit I made three of these before I realized

I was having problems with


I forgot to pull out my little baby sock I made years ago that had baby powder in it to rid my tag of unwanted fingerprints. :(

Thanks for LQQKING!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Felonious Friday with Outlaw Gal - Sticky Back Canvas Ornament

Hi everyone it's Outlaw Gal and it's another Felonious Friday!! Today I am making from Sticky Back Canvas an Ornament for my Christmas Tree. Well actually I made three. The are really old fashioned looking and very sparkly!!

I started with a piece of Sticky Back Canvas and took some Acrylic Paint in which I put two colors in my case on two of them Red and Green. On the tiny one I used Pink and Blue.. Once that was dry I Stamped with a script stamp all over.. I took a Pitt Pen and wrote all over it words like Peace, Love, Chrismas, Cheer.. Let that dry and with some Gesso I put dots of white in different sizes all over..

Okay now I wanted glittery.. I grabbed some tissue paper that was silver foiled and crumbled it up and now with some Decoupage I glued it down and then added a layer of the decoupage on top of the tissue. I heat set this.. Because the silver pattern was a bit too much I took some gesso and a credit card and smeared it on top just a little bit to give it some texture.. Stamped again some and again added some paint..

At this point after all was dried I added some sparkly Stickles all over. Just smear it on.. This will take a long time to dry. Then I folded my now Fabric Paper in half and cut Hearts out. Very Crudely.. I separated the hearts and put batting in between. Cutting the batting out into the heart. I stitched this whole thing up with the batting in it and also added the ribbon as I stitched. .. and that's my ornament!! Easy huh? I had so much fun creating these ornaments. I'm going to make more, more , more!! LOL

You could decorate these more by stitching on some words maybe.

and that's my story and I'm sticking to it!!

I bought everything I used at

woops that's a lie.. I didn't buy the Glitter Tissue paper at OWSE

I bought that at the Dollar Tree for you guessed it a Dollar! ROFL!

See you next week with more Felonious Friday!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Technique Tuesday ~ Distress Stains by Judy Cantrell

Welcome to Technique Tuesday!

This week I'll share how easy it is to make
a one of a kind background
using Tim Holtz Distress Stain.
Distress Stains are water based dyes
for paper and porous sufaces.
They can be mist with water to lighten to give beautiful results.
They come in 37 colors.

By pressing the dabber top down onto surface, the valve opens and fluid releases. Lifting the dabber away from surface stops the fluid flow.

1. Choose three or more colors of distress stain.

2. Press the dabber top down onto craft sheet the valve opens and the fluid
    releases. You will need three or four colors in a row but don't let colors
    mix yet.
3. Drag your tag through the inks. Lift up. If you added enough color one pass
    will cover the tag. Heat set each time you apply the colors of distress stains
    or wipe craft sheet clean and start over with new stains.
4. When you are happy with the results. Heat set to dry and stamp
    over the distress stains.


14pt filer folder (used with tag die)

I used dusty concord, fire brick and a little broken china distress stains on the tag and then inked and stamped the papillon background with Archival Black ink. Below is my finished tag using Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi stamps. A small drip of fire brick distress stain was used to color flower and lip. I used a foam applicator to apply Antique Linen ink over the woman image.

Thanks for looking!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Felonious Friday with Outlaw Gal - Shabby Chic Key

Wow It's another Felonious Friday and today I wanted to show everyone an Altered Key. Get ready for a new addiction!! Here is my old Postal Box Key that I altered. How fun was this to do!!

First thing I did was with a Paint Dabber I covered the whole key

(I used Mountain Rose and a Pink Dabber to cover the key with.)

Dried it with My Heat Tool

Be very careful it get's very very hot!!

I know I burned myself a couple of times. LOL

Once it was dry I took some

Tim Holtz Embossing Ink

and wet just a few areas of the Key

I poured some Embossing Powder over it

In this case it was the

Dried Marigold Distress Embossing Powder

Heat Set this.

It takes a while so don't worry it's not your eyes.. LOL

I thought it was mine. ROFL!!

Once it was cooled

remember this is hot hot hot!!

I went over it lightly with some

Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Next using Archival Jet Black Ink

I stamped my Script Stamp

Heat Set it

and I'm done.

One Shabby Chic Key

I tried to make a nice bow with some ribbon..

No go!! Just a knot will do. Duh! LOL

It's now ready for my wall, a scrapbook Layout

or I can even use it in my Art Journal...

You can get all the Products I used at

See you next week... for another Fast and Furious Felonious Friday!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Technique Tuesday ~ Oil Pastel Crayons by Judy Cantrell

Technique Tuesday

This week I’ll share two techniques using oil pastels


Artists Oil Pastel Crayons

Light Color Card stock




Foam Brush


  1. Use a combination of two or more oil pastel crayons; apply these pastels to cover in a desired pattern over the light card stock.
  2. You will want this application rather thick.
  3. Use a foam brush to apply gesso over the oil pastel background.
  4. If your gesso is too thick, you can wet the foam brush with a little bit of water.
  5. Allow the gesso to dry thoroughly.
  6. Use a piece of medium grade sandpaper to lightly sand off some of the gesso.
  7. Note: You can sand in one direction and then another if desired.
  8. Add finishing touch to your project.

Technique No. 2
Artists Oil-Pastel Crayons
Adirondack Pearl Dabber Paint
Tim Holtz Cling Stamps
Archival Black Ink
You can find all of these supplies here:
oil crayon application
Finished Example using pearl dabber paint on pearl dabber paint.

 I came up with this technique using oil pastels back in April. I shared it on OWSE group and then a project over on my blog for Grungy Monday. The instructions are the same as the first technique with the except using Pearl Dabber paint, Archival Ink and I didn't sand this technique.
This is my first piece using this technique. I used Hearts in Touch Rubber Stamps on this example using Pearl Dabber paint on Oil Pastel Crayons.