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!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Journey Card


Hello!

Summer has gone by very quickly is seems! I had the chance last week to spend a few hours in my Studio. I created a few cards that I will be sharing with you over the next month or so. Just like my last post on my blog, I decided to use Distress Ink Oxides and a Stencil for the back drop of my card.


To create the background, I second generation stamped using a large Prima Script background stamp with black archival ink directly over top of the Distress Oxide background.  I applied grey metallic paint over the Gear Stencil with a blending tool.  I used my heat tool to dry.


I painted the gears with the same grey metallic paint. I spritzed and inked some roses in a variety of colours and sizes. I set these aside to dry naturally. 

With an extra piece of the inked background paper and decided on this large bold sentiment from a Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Stamp set. I stamped with versamark and applied ultra Fine black embossing powder and heat set. I then used a clear glitter pen to enhance the words, Journey, Truely, and Changed. 

Southern Ridge Products Used:

Gear Stencil

Mini Wood Gears

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!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Secrets Tag by Corina Finley


Thank you for joining me Today!

This week I decided to create a Tag, played with a stencil and alter some awesome chipboard elements.

I created my layers from black and manila cardstock. I used a large Tag die to cut the black cardstock. The Tag base was stamped this a Distress Lined Background stamp with versamark, sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat set.

For the Manila cardstock, I applied Distressed Oxide in Fired Brick using an Ink Blending tool.  I dried the piece, then flicked with water and used a piece of paper towel to blot up the excess.


I used a stencil next with a metallic grey paint. I applied the paint unevenly with a Ink blending tool - wanting some lighter areas. Set aside to dry fully. Then the stencil was reapplied and each brick was traced using a black fine tip marker.

To alter the Med Key Holes, I used thick black embossing powder, while still wet (hot), I sprinkled with black glass glitter.  The Bolts and Plaque were painted with Black Gesso. The Mini Wood Key was painted with silver paint and a little was added to the 4 Bolts.

Seam binding, black twine and a metal Secret Charm was added for a finishing touch!


Southern Ridge Products used: 

Nuts and Bolts

Med Key Holes


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!