Papercrafting Articles

Ombre Wash Dragonfly Note Card

Publish Date: 
9/12/2019
Ombre Watercolor Dragonfly Note Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

After making an inky mess with Libby making sprinkled looking backgrounds, she suggested we CASE a card that uses a watercolor wet brush technique. Our challengs was simple stamping stepped up. So I used Melon Mambo sprinkls and I found that the lighter the wash, the more soft peach it became. You can see some peach brushstrokes - yes those came from the one color of sprinkles even though it...

September 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop - Brides or Babies

Publish Date: 
9/8/2019
September 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I cannot believe that it is already September! Typically hub and I would be prepping for travel to somewhere south for the winter. However, this year we plan to limit our travels and will stay in the Pacific Northwest along the coast. My fingers are crossed for a mild winter! 

Today I am joining the Kre8tors blog hop and our theme this month is either brides or babies. I chose babies...

Seahorse Watercolor Sprinkles Hello Card

Publish Date: 
9/5/2019
Seahorse & Shells Hello Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

The day I made this was an ink messy day! Libby and I made some backgrounds using the new Pigment Sprinkles watercolor crystals. The sprinkles are so fun to work with.

I should note here that a few sprinkles really go a long ways and, I did what is called a wet application, I wet the watercolor paper by spritzing with no crystals first then I added the crystals followed by more...

Fox Tis The Season Card - Birch Display Project #2

Publish Date: 
8/30/2019
Birch Winter Fox Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

For the second display project, I started with a single stamped Smoky Slate Birch background. The trimmed size: 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" with sponged edges in Smoky Slate. Basic Gray mat 3 3/4" z 5", both mounted on a thick 4 1/4" x 11" base scored at 8 1/2".

I set that aside and started to play with a snowy scene. Hub chose the animal, Nature's Beauty has a deer, fox and bunny. He said fox, so...

Horses Birthday Card - Birch Display Project #1

Publish Date: 
8/27/2019
Birch Horse Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am working with Libby on display projects. We are making a set of cards using the Birch background for her North Carolina group's big quarterly get together. Since I move all over I am sort of an orphan so it is nice to be able to participate in group activities even if remotely.

This is the first of three A2 size cards and I decided on a vertical gate fold card. 

The top and...

Yellow Magnolia Birthday Card

Publish Date: 
8/25/2019
Yellow Magnolia Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthing.com

With my wrist officially given the thumbs up from the surgeon, I went to my mom's for a couple of crafting days. It was a beautiful day for the drive. She is quite a ways off I-5 but it is worth the drive. She has a small farm on 5 acres with dogs, horses and a big garden. We lived there for nine months in our trailer so her dogs get very excited excited when we come to visit.

This was...

Very Versailles Simple Stamping Happy Birthday Project #3

Publish Date: 
8/21/2019
#simplestamping - leaves birthday card two | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Here's another project made while crafting with Libby. Requirements for this version was leaves coming from the top and Rococo Rose, Sahara Sand and Pretty Peacock. We also decided on Very Vanilla for the card front. This project started out pretty easy for me, but then for the below stepped up version I had to adjust a few of the embellishments to balance it out. 

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