Monday, December 11, 2017

Caribou Holiday Card


Hello!

I am back again to share with you another card created with Southern Ridge Chipboard die cuts and pattern paper from the Graphic 45 collection. I loved the first card I created last month with this paper and wanted to send a few more cards out to loved ones for the Holiday Season.


My card base is made from Kraft cardstock. I added multiple layers with pattern paper and Java cardstock. I loved the Caribou from the Pattern paper and wanted to highlight it. I used the small frame from the Abstract Frame Set and heat embossed the frame with Copper Tinsel embossing powder.


I loved how the frame looked so I continued with the Copper Tinsel embossing powder. I choose a Mini Wood Pine Cone and a snowflake. I embossed both and let them cool. Added the snowflake to the center of the poinsettia and tucked the pine cone under the side of the flower.

Southern Ridge Trading Company:
Snowflake

Abstract Frame Set


I also wanted to share with you that their is a giveaway over on the Southern Ridge Website. When you make a retail purchase of $50.00 or more between December.10th and December.20th, you'll be entered into a draw for a basket full of chipboard and wood pieces, valued at $200.00.

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Corina Finley
Live, Laugh & Create!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Reindeer Card


Hello!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Winter has arrived where I live and the holiday season is upon us! 

I have been playing in my studio with the wonderful detailed Snowflake #3 chipboard diecuts and the Wood Small Marked Reindeer. There are a variety of different snowflake designs on the website and the Reindeer come in a pack of 4!

I only used Distress Stain in Vintage Photo to the Wood Small Marked Reindeer so that the etched design was visible - so pretty! I let it dry before adding it to the center of my card for the focal point. 


I used the Snowflake #3 like last week, added glitter with a Stardust pen and tucked them under the edge of the circle.

Southern Ridge Trading Company:

Remember to take a look at the Southern Ridge Trading Company website - Chipboard.ca for great Chipboard designs for your next card or project!

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,
Corina Finley

Live, Laugh & Create!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Winter Classes 2017

Paper Art Studio
 Corina Finley w 250-991-2041 w 2463 Ferguson Street, Quesnel


Vintage Christmas Cards

Tuesday November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9 pm  w Cost: $25.00
Join me for an evening of Christmas Card Making! We will be using pattern paper from Graphic 45  to create 4 Vintage style cards. You will leave the class with 4 cards ready to send out!


Please bring all required tools to class. See list at end. Thank you.

Oh Deer’ Holiday Cards

Wednesday  November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9 pm  w Cost: $25.00
In this class you will create 4 cards designed for any male or female on your list! There will be lots of layering with different textures and die-cuts.


Please bring all required tools to class. See list at end. Thank you.

Hand Bound Vintage Christmas Journal

Sunday December  3 @ 12 noon – 5 pm  w Cost: $45.00
I hope you will be able to join me to create a lovely Christmas Hand bound Pamplet Stitched Journal. The inside pages are made up from various cardstock and papers that have already been Coffee or Tea Dyed for you! This handmade project is a great Christmas present for a friend or family member.


Please bring all required tools to class plus a Glue Stick. See list at end. Thank you.


PLEASE NOTE:

When you sign up for any class at Paper Arts Studio you are agreeing to take part & pay for the class on the schedule day and time. You are able to cancel with no fee if MORE than 72 Hours is given (a full refund will be issued or not owing). If the instructor needs to cancel, you will receive a full refund and/or rescheduled to another date.


Required Tools Checklist:

·         Paper Trimmer
·         Paper Piercer
·         Scissors
·         Brown Ink Pad (for distressing)
·         Craft Mat
·         Ink Blending Tool
·         Bone Folder
·         Stylus
·         Scor-pal (Score Board)
·         Adhesive (all): Sookwang (double sided tape) 5mm, Liquid Glue (Glossy Accents), Pop Dots, Tape runner and Glue dots
·         Ruler/Pencil

Monday, November 13, 2017

Vintage Christmas Card


Hello Crafters!

I'm here with you today, to share my first (of many to come!) Christmas Cards using Southern Ridge Chipboard and/or Wood die cuts. 

I used Bazzill cardstock in Kraft for my card base. Cut a panel of Cajun cardstock, that I embossed with a poinsettia embossing folder. I corner rounded both the card base and embossed panel. Next, I used pieces from Graphic 45's 'Winter Wonderlands' pattern papers for my top layers. Fussy cutting out the stamp and the bird. Then adding dimension by using foam adhesive on the back of the stamp.

I added the wonderful Snowflake #3 to both sides of the card. Tucking them in, to create even more depth and dimension. I love the look of these superb die cuts on Vintage style cards so I only added some shimmer with a Stardust pen to the top. I repeated the same with the circle 25. Tied a piece of seam binding to a clip on the left corner and twine to the top of the circle 25.


Southern Ridge Trading Company:

Remember to take a look at the Southern Ridge Trading Company website - Chipboard.ca for great Chipboard designs for your next card or project!

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Corina Finley

Live, Laugh & Create!


Monday, October 2, 2017

You only Live Once Card

Hello!

Corina here, hosting the blog today, to share my You only Live Once Card. I love this sentiment and strive to live this way. I love creating projects with custom inked back grounds and adding Southern Ridge Chipboard elements always enhances my cards.


Above is a close up picture of the Heart o Graph Drop. When you purchase these Heart o Graph Drop, they come with 4 pieces. I used the 2 of them here, for the top and bottom of my sentiment. I painted both of the pieces black and applied glue to the back. I placed them on top of a piece of lace and allowed them to dry. I then cut around the perimeter. 

I used black cardstock for my card base and matte. I created my back ground paper with Distress Ink and assorted stamps with Black Archival Ink. I used my sewing machine to stitch around the edges. and added two floral clusters with pearls, gems and lace.


Southern Ridge Trading Company:
Heart o Graph Drop

Remember to take a look at the Southern Ridge Trading Company website - Chipboard.ca for great Chipboard designs for your next card or project!

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Corina Finley

Live, Laugh & Create!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Explore Card


Hello!

For today's post, I am sharing a layered card with 2 pieces of Southern Ridge Chipboard. For the Pattern paper and colour scheme, I went into my scrap bin. A few years back, I created a mini Album with this paper line and I found numerous left over pieces to use for this card.


For the 2 chipboard pieces, I covered both with Multi Media glue and sprinkled each with Micro Fine Glitter. Royal Red for the Explore Fun Word and Champagne for the Elegant Vintage Flourishes. I allowed it to dry fully before taping the excess off. 

I used a Tag Dies and a set of multi-sized Rectangle Stitched Dies with my Big Shot to cut my paper layers for the card. I added some vintage ephemera to the tag and a piece of green seam binding to the tag.  


Southern Ridge Trading Company:

Elegant Vintage Flourishes

Explore Fun Word


Remember to take a look at the Southern Ridge Trading Company website - Chipboard.ca for great Chipboard designs for your next card or project!
Thanks for joining me today!


Take care,Corina Finley


Live, Laugh & Create!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Let's Hang Out Card by Corina Finley


Hello!

I am very excited to share my card with you this week. I loved creating my background - once again, I used a Stencil. I also used the lovely Starfish chipboard laser cuts.


I created my card base with coloured cardstock. On a piece of white cardstock, I applied texture paste through the Swiss Cheese Stencil. I allowed it to air dry. I then replaced the stencil and used Distress inks in three shades of blue to colour the bubbles. I then applied a light coat of multi media with a dry brush and sprinkled with clear glitter. This effect is hard to see in pictures but adds dimension in person.

For the starfish, I dipped each in white glue (that dries clear) face down and then sprinkled with Sahara micro glitter. I tapped the excess off and allowed to air dry. For my Shells & Sea Horses (Inkadinkado Stamp set), I stamped with Versamark and used Black Fine Embossing Powder. I then used Distress Ink and a waterpen to colour in and blend the colours.


Southern Ridge Products Used:

Remember to take a look at the Southern Ridge Trading Company website - Chipboard.ca for great Chipboard designs for your next card or project!

Thanks for joining me today!

Take care,

Live, Laugh & Create!