Saturday, June 28, 2014

Elegant Heart Frame with Terry

Hiya guys here I am again... Lynne asked me to be a GDT for Die-Namites Dies and ofcourse I could not resist, I just love the dies and they are so easy to work with and so here is my SECOND project that I made for 

This time I made a card with lots of Vintagy stuff on it.
I started out with making a flower, I used a middle flower size, colored them with all sorts of inks and on top I worked with Crackle Accents and Glossy Accents. And to finish a pearl in the middle and some lace underneath the hearts and flower for decoration.

I choose this fabulous image of a little girl, she looks like she is dreaming of something beautiful and I placed her in the Elegant Heartframe from Die-Namites Dies....don't you just love hearts and this frame is fabulous don't you agree.....I worked on the frame with Acrylic Paints and Crackle on top, two different soft colours and a sentiment at the bottom of the card......Ususally I start with the background of my projects but this time I could not wait to let you guys see what it turned out to be and what you can do with the Frame.....

This is the Elegant Heartframe that I worked with, don't you just love it, I do.....and you can do so many things with it, really you should try it out, just click the image and it will take you to the store where you can purchase it guys....don't waste any time and go over there ......

So what do ya think about this card then eh? I had so much fun making it, the background is made with lots of Gesso, Light Modelling Paste and Crackle from the Wendy Vecchi. Lots of Acrylic Paints and embellies. I sure hope that I have given you some inspiration guys and would like to dare you to make something with the Elegant Frame. So get the thinking cap on and lets start crafting.....You should check out the Die Namites Dies Challenge Blog too, cause there are some amazing projects to be seen from my teamies. 

Thanks so much for watching my post and if you would like to 
leave me some love, that would be just great

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Hiya guys, this is Terry and I was so honored when Lynne asked me to be a GDT for Die-Namites Dies..I just love the dies and they are so easy to work with and so versatile......

I played with lots of colours for the background of my card and used the Tim Holtz Harlequin Layering Stencil with lots of inks from the Mini Distress inks. They are fun to work with. And on the other side of the card I played with a roses stencil with Wendy Vecchi's Embossing Paste...
So I have chosen the "Butterfly Frame" as the centre of my card, I colored the Butterfly Frame with lots of Inks and on top a 3D mixture to give the frame some dimension.

So this is the Butterfly Frame, don't you just love this one.....I know I do and if you click the image of it it will take you right to the store where you can purchase it....don't wait just go there and get your hands on it, cause it is just fabulous.

And after coloring and using the 3D mixture it looks like this.....

So since I just loveeee butterflies, I decorated my card with some more butterflies...I doubles them up and placed a small butterfly on top of the other one. Colored them with distress inks and was the finishing touch on my card working with the fabulous first Die from Die-Namites Dies...

Thanks for watching and listening to my story. And hopefully I have given you some inspiration with my project.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Creating Background Stamps with Die-Namites' Dies by Tonya Gibbs

Hi Ya'll, I hope your week is off to a great start!  My brain has been in hyper drive lately, and I started thinking about how awesome it would be to create a mixed media background texture stamp with some of my  Die-namites Dies!   So, today I thought I would share with you a quick tutorial on turning  your amazing Die-Namites Dies into background stamps.

I started with a piece of Fun Foam cut to the size of my die. I covered the back with adhesive (it is just way easier to adhere the stamp to the stamping block if it is cut with the foam.  I used Score Tape. If you had a full sheet adhesive it would probably be better.   I covered the entire back with the Score Tape - DO NOT PEAL AWAY THE PROTECTIVE BACKING!

Die-Cut the die of choice.  I recommend a die that doesn't have a bunch of tiny details.
I used the new Five Petal Flower

For my stamping block I used this thick foam sheet.

Peel away the adhesive and apply the image to the thick foam.

Trim away some of the negative areas.

To create my card backing, I started with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® in Pistachio Green.

I colored my backing with the Gelatos®

Then used a baby wipe to blend the color.

Select PAINT.  I recommend a liberal amount of paint on the stamp. The first time you use the stamp, the paint will soak into the foam, so make sure your paint stays wet long enough for it to transfer.  I decided to only use my flowers and not paint the leaves on my stamp. But you could paint the entire stamp if you wish. Just work quickly.   

In hindsight,  the Tim Holtz Distress Paints would be best for this technique since they dry slower! 

Stamp your image.  This will not leave you with a PERFECT impression, however, perfection is over-rated in mixed media! I was SUPER happy with the texture that was left behind. Dyan Reaveley  says "Don't fall in love with your background!  Leave them in the background - they should not take center stage!"  And she is SO CORRECT!  Remember when I said this was supposed to be a texture stamp? Well - mission accomplished! 

Look at all this yummy texture!  

All that is left is to decorate my background with a few more stamps, and a little Whipped Spackle.  I added  a few of the Vellum Dragonflies that were on my desk from my last tutorial.   

For the card - I added a few more of the Five Petal Flower dies, Dragonfly Frenzy, and a few Petaloo flowers for contrast. The cluster is so vibrant and cheerful!   I will add a sentiment in the bottom right when I'm ready to share the card!  

Don't forget to share your Die-Namites projects with us in your Social Media Outlets by using #DieNamitesDies. 

Thanks for stopping in today, 
Tonya Gibbs 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas with the Leafy Branch

 Happy Sunday Die-Namites Friends,

today i'll show you a mixed media canvas, 
that i created using the Leafy Branch 
This is one of my favorites, i like the size and 
the leafs. I cut them out several times. 

Leafy Branch

At first i add some Gesso on the Canvas.
After that i embossed it with the Chunky White
 Enamel from Stampenduos. You'll see the embossing
 at the pearled effect, all over the Canvas.

The i add lot's of Gel Medium and put on the Die Cut's
After that, i've add some flowers, roses and a gardenia.
I add ton's of gesso on the Flowers and the background. :)

Then i used some color sprays, two purple one's 
and a pink one. I sprayed the the colors on the wet
Gesso, that will bring a wonderful look ;)

When everything is dry, I've add a bit of Gel Medium.

Thanks a lot for stopping by today,
to see me inspiration for you.
Hope you'll like it and give it a try :)

Have a beautiful Sunday,

Hugs, Dunja

Friday, June 20, 2014


Hello Everyone!

I am back from vacation refreshed and ready to go
 with a new project and new Die~Namites Dies!  

How often do you feel like the caterpillar, road weary and sucked dry by life?  
But through metamorphosis, the Master has an even better plan for you! 
Maybe that is why I love butterflies so much as they remind me of real beauty
and hope.  Today's card is full of hope, symbolized by a colorful butterfly in a world of neutrals. 
I used 4 Die~Namites Dies for my card- the butterfly, of course,
 which is from the new, Butterfly Frenzy Die

These butterflies are so pretty all together, but work just as well singly and are
perfectly sized for creating a vignette. 

This butterfly was cut in light torquoise and backed with a darker torquoise.  I added a black body and antennae and coated the antennae with Crystal Effects. A shiney black pearl is perfect for the butterfly head.  Lastly, I added a thin coat of Luminarte Silks in Ice to give the butterfly shimmer.
  My sentiment is backed on an oval frame which is made using another new die, The Shady Tree Die.  Yes that is a tree die!

I cut two Shady Trees in white, trimmed off much of the trunk and then lined my oval
 with them, one right side up and one upside down.  The cut ends are covered
by the sentiment banner. 

My floral spray is made with another new Die~Namites Die, which is quickly 
becoming a favorite for its versatility- the Small Ivy Die.  

As you can see, I have also used another die, the new-to-me Knobby Branch Die. To
give it a more 'twiggy' look, I added Distress Stickles in Walnut Stain to them. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
I hope I have inspired you today!

Lee Ann Barrett :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Recently, my daughter had a WONDERFUL little baby boy.....
but his arrival has been full of challenges....
I wanted to maker her something special...
and this is what I came up with!

For my canvas I used


Both dies were cut from Tattered Angels Mistable papers...
Seersucker and White Linen.

I love these papers because it allows me to
customize the colors of my die cuts for the piece I am creating.
I colored the Heart Leaves Swirl with
Tattered Angels ~ Chalkboard ~ Apricot Nectar and
Large Ivy ~ Glimmer Mist ~ Key Lime Pie.

Also, I didn't use the Large Ivy as a whole diecut.
When I designed this die....
I did so with ideas of using as a whole
or as pieces parts! daughter loves her canvas of encouragement!!!


DIE~NAMITES DIESHeart Leaves Swirl

Canvas Corp Brands6x6 Stretched Canvas
Tattered AngelsGlimmer Mist
Precious Metal
Key Lime Pie
Corn Bread

Chalk Board ~ Apricot Nectar
Glimmer Glaze ~ Carrot

The Crafters Workshop
Mini Tile Texture ~ 6 x 6
Texturized ~ 12 x 12

Mixed Textured Blossoms x 4 ~ Ivory
Mixed Textured Mini Blossoms ~ Teal
Darjeeling ~ Dahlias ~ Shabby Beige
Mini Pearl Daisies ~ Cottage Blue & Pistachio

Wendy VecchiEmbossing Paste ~ White
Archival Ink ~ Orange Blossom