Friday, December 2, 2016

Believe Christmas Card with Deb Riddell

Thank you to everyone who participated in last month's monthly challenge. The response was great and we loved seeing all of your creations. Thank you to everyone who entered our challenge last month and stay tuned for the winner in Katelyn's post on Tuesday, December.6th.

This month's will be an easy one as it's all about Christmas and New Years! So we would love to see projects both Christmas themed as well as New Years themed.


Each month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the
 SRTC online store $20 (before tax) retail value
of YOUR OWN CHOOSING! 

And ... it's a completely RANDOM DRAW!

Please note: That as of January, we will be changing our Monthly Challenge. We will expect at least one piece of Southern Ridge chipboard on your entry.

RULES:

- Must follow the theme
 - Your item can be a card, mixed media piece or project, whatever you can call "ART".  
- You can use any image, embellishments and any chipboard pieces you like.
- As of now, there is no limit for entries
- Must be a new project
- Can be combined with 10 other challenges
- Please link back to our blog http://southernchipboard.blogspot.ca/
- Ends December.31st, 2016 at 6pm PST

**If you use product from SRTC, that will count as TWO entries but please make sure we know via your blog post attached via Mr. Linky below or a message below this post!!


Deb has created a fabulous Christmas card for you today to get our new challenge started!

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Hello and welcome!  It’s Deb here today to share a Christmas card with you that I made for our new December challenge.  I used Southern Ridge Trading Company’s beautiful Believe laser cut sentiment along with their Snowflakes 714 embellishments.


I started out by colouring the reindeer and the sleigh on the Believe sentiment with Distress stains (Gathered Twigs for the reindeer and Festive Berries for the sleigh).  I love how the finely cut details and wood grain still show through the stain!  Next, I heat embossed the runners on the sleigh with silver embossing powder and the lettering and antlers on the reindeer with gold embossing powder.


Three of the snowflakes were then heat embossed with Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder.  I did two coats of embossing powder on each snowflake for good coverage.

I had a piece of leftover background paper I had made for another project and decided it was the perfect night sky background for my Christmas card.  110 lb. white cardstock was first stenciled with clear Distress ink through the Speckles layering stencil and then heat embossed with Iridescent Shimmer embossing powder.  The card was then dragged through a puddle of Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress stain on my craft sheet, repeating several times and spritzing here and there with water to achieve the depth of colour I wanted.


A Christmas Word Band was attached to the upper right corner of the prepared background with a couple of gold Jingle Brads.  The lettering on the word band was enhanced by adding a layer of Black Soot Distress crayon and then rubbing it back with a soft cloth so the crayon was left only in the recessed lettering.

A piece of red and cream Nordic print scrapbook paper from the Tidings paper stash was then adhered to the back of the embossed and stained background with a ¼” reveal on all sides.


And then the prepared chipboard embellishments were applied.  The Believe sentiment was adhered in the center at an angle as if Santa’s sleigh and reindeer were flying through the night sky on Christmas Eve.


The embossed snowflakes were positioned around the Believe sentiment.



And as a finishing touch a couple of snowflakes that had been die cut with the Mini Paper Snowflakes die from cardstock coloured with various shades of blue Distress inks were added here and there on the card front.


I hope that you have enjoyed seeing my Believe Christmas card!


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz/Ranger Ink: Distress Stain, Distress Ink & Distress Crayons
- Tim Holtz/Sizzix: Mini Paper Snowflakes die
- Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous: Speckles Layering stencil
- Tim Holtz/Advantus: Christmas Word Bands, Jingle Brads & Tidings Paper Stash
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder & Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder
- Miscellaneous: 110 lb white cardstock, gold and silver embossing powder, paint brush, E6000 glue, Scotch Tacky Adhesive & double sided tape

I hope you will join in our December challenge, you have a chance to win 4 designs from the online store - chipboard.ca - a $20.00 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING!  Thanks again for stopping by today and happy creating!

Deb xo










Monday, November 28, 2016

To: Santa Scrapbook Layout with Charlene Byrd

Hello everyone!


This photo has been such a favourite of my twin 3 year old great nephews. They are always grabbing my phone wanting to see their papa (who is sitting on Santa’s knee).



To create the ornaments I first glued paper onto the solid chipboard pieces. I sanded around the edges to remove the excess paper, and then inked them. If you have the Basic Grey Precision File set (from years ago) it comes in really handy to do the top sections of the ornaments. The kraft colour of the chippies was a perfect match for the paper I was using so I didn’t add any colour to the top ornate pieces.  I just simply dabbed on some Vintage Photo Distress Stickles to give the ornaments a bit of shimmer.


And to make them even cuter I decorated the gold string with some beads.


The wooden Santa word was stained with Walnut Distress Stain and then I added more Stickles.
Here is a little tip to make the border on the right side. Add as many strips as you want to your background paper. Once you have the desired amount simply place your paper in your trimmer and re-cut the background page to 12”. That way you’re not adding pieces of paper trying to make it 12” wide.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Chipboard Used:


Other Products Used:

- Kaisercraft papers and diecuts.
- Paper flower
- MME brads
- Seam binding ribbon
- Beads
- Lace
- Corrugated cardboard
- Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Photo Stickles
- Tim Holtz For Ranger Ink: Walnut Distress Stain

Remember to play along in the monthly challenge over on the 
Southern Ridge Trading Company blogEach month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the online store - chipboard.ca -$20 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING! 

Thanks for joining me today!
Charlene





Friday, November 25, 2016

Peace & Cheer Gift Tag Set with Katelyn Grosart

Hey there Southern Ridge Trading Company fans, Katelyn here and I'm back on the blog today to share with you some more inspiration from our current monthly challenge which is "Christmas/Winter". It's hard to believe that Christmas is exactly a month away today, so I've created a Gift Tag set for you that will be sure to inspire you to create as well as accomplish some of your Christmas crafting. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and learn how I transformed my chipboard pieces to create the perfect additions to my Gift Tags. 


To start, pick out one of the stockings from the Christmas Stockings set. Apply two coats of Picket Fence Distress Stain to the top of the stocking and apply two coats of Candied Apple Distress Stain to the bottom portion of the stocking. Set aside the stocking to dry.


Pull out eight Sm. Primitive Stars out of the package. Apply two coats of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain on each star. Set aside the stars to dry. 


Take one Wood Small Marked Reindeer out of the package. Apply a coat of Gathered Twigs Distress Stain to the reindeer. While the Gathered Twigs Distress Stain is still wet, apply a layer of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain over top of the reindeer to give it some extra sparkle. Set the reindeer aside to dry.


From the Wood Words of Christmas - Joy set, pick out the word "cheer" and out of the Wood Words of Christmas - Noel set, pick out the word "peace".  For both words, apply a coat of Gathered Twigs Distress stain and then a coat of Candied Apply Distress Stain. Before both coats of distress stain drys, apply a coat of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain to give your words some extra sparkle. Set the words aside to dry.



Select three stars from the Mini Wood Stars set. Apply two coats of Tarnished Brass Distress Stain to each star. Set the stars aside to dry.


For the frames on the gift tags, you'll need both of the Small Victorian Lace Frames. To start, apply two coats of Picket Fence Distress Stain to each frame. Once the frames have dried, apply VersaMark ink to each frame and sprinkle Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder over top. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with your heat tool. If you find areas that weren't fully covered by the powder, reapply the VersaMark Ink to those areas, sprinkle the embossing powder overtop, tap off the excess powder and then emboss with your heat tool. 


The last element that needs to be done is five of the Mini Wood Snowflake. To start, apply two coats of Picket Fence Distress Stain to each snowflake. Once the stain has dried, apply a layer of VersaMark ink to each snowflake and sprinkle Iridescent Shimmer Embossing powder overtop. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. To finish the snowflakes off, add a red/gold glitter dot to the centres of each snowflake. 


Before assembling your tags, you'll need to trace the tag around whichever pieces of patterned paper you'd like to use and then cut them out. If you are using Graphic 45 tags like I have, to make the eyelet fit through your paper, punch a hole using 1/2" hole punch. 


With the patterned paper for the base of your gift tags cut, cut two pieces of patterned paper that measure 3 5/8" x 4 3/4", this will be the second layer of patterned paper for the gift tag. Make sure to round all four corners of your cut patterned paper. 


Using your edge distressor, distress the edges of the tag shaped patterned paper pieces as well as the other patterned paper pieces. Once the edges have been distressed, take your blending tool and Vintage Photo Distress Ink and ink the edges of the papers. 


Pull out two medium doilies and ink the edges of them using a blending tool and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


Adhere the tag shaped patterned paper to each of the tags. Adhere the second layer of patterned paper to the middle of the tag. Once the second layer of paper has been adhered, adhere a doily in the middle of the patterned paper. 


Adhere the small victorian frames to the middle of each doily on each of the gift tags. Once the frame has been adhered, adhere the word cheer in the middle of one of the frames and adhere the word peace to the middle of the other frame.


To decorate the cheer gift tag, add the reindeer in the bottom right hand corner of the frame. Adhere three silver stars to the top left hand corner of the frame. Once the silver stars have been adhered, add the gold stars overtop of the silver stars.


To finish decorating around the chipboard pieces on the Cheer gift tag, adhere three light blue roses, three cream roses and three dark brown roses as desired in the bottom right hand corner around the reindeer. For the top left hand corner of the frame, adhere six cream roses, four light blue roses and five dark brown roses as desired.


Here is the Cheer Gift Tag once you've added your ribbon through the eyelet. 


Here are some close up of the Cheer gift tag once all the elements had been added.




For the Peace gift tag, adhere two silver in the bottom right hand corner of the frame. With the stars adhered, adhere the stocking overtop of the two stars, where the stars meet. To finish the bottom right corner, adhere two snowflakes. In the top left hand corner of the frame, adhere three silver stars, having the third star sit on top of the other two. With the stars adhered, adhere the three snowflakes overtop of each star.


To finish decorating around the chipboard pieces on the Peace gift tag, adhere two light blue roses, three cream roses and three red roses as desired in the bottom right hand corner around the reindeer. For the top left hand corner of the frame, adhere five cream roses, three light blue roses and five red roses as desired.


Here is the Peace Gift Tag once you've added your ribbon through the eyelet. 


Here are some close up of the Peace gift tag once all the elements had been added.




Now that both of your gift tags are finished, here they are together with all of the elements on them.


Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:
- Small Victorian Frames (coming soon)
- 10mm Cream, Red and Light Blue roses

Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder and Iridescent Shimmer Embossing Powder 
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo & Distress Stain - Picket Fence, Candied Apple, Tarnished Brass, Brushed Pewter and Gathered Twigs 
- Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts: VersaMark Ink
- Elizabeth Crafts Design: Red/Gold Glitter Dots
- Bo Bunny: Medium Doilies
- Graphic 45: Kraft Regular Tags
- Hug a Bug Seam Binding Ribbon: White and Light Blue
- Maja Design: 6x6 Home for the Holidays 
- Tombow: Aqua Mono Glue
- Misc: Heat Tool and 1/2" circle punch

Remember to play along in the monthly challenge over on the Southern Ridge Trading Company blogEach month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the online store - chipboard.ca -$20 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING! 


Until Next Time!

-Katelyn  



























Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Best Wishes Christmas Card with Ava Gavloski

Ava here today with non-traditional coloured Christmas Card.  I used a couple of
Southern Ridge Trading Co. chippies on this card.  When I look at this card I think of romantic days gone-by from a different era, sorta vintage like.  

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To get the Southern Ridge sled to have the well used vintage look, I burnished some of Therm-o-web’s Deco Foil onto the sled and then added a sprinkle of Twinkle Dust.  You can find the sled here in the store.  The sled is called a Sm Wood Sleigh.

Next up was Southern Ridge Barbed Wire Circle frame  which you can find in the store under the Western Rodeo Rustic tab.  I applied 2 coats of Deco Art Vintage white acrylic paint.

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One of my go-to pattern paper companies is DCWV.  I used 4 sheets from their paper stacks called:  Scripts and Music Notes, Luxe Lodge and Classy copper.  The
classy copper feel of the paper collection really shows off the Southern Ridge Sled chipboard.

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Embellishments just didn’t want to stop on this card.  Hopefully this vintage card will inspire you to try to make a few cards with this cute little sled from Southern Ridge Trading Co.

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Southern Ridge Trading Co. Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
- DCWV
- May Arts Ribbon
- Maya Road: Stick-pins
- Clearsnap: Twinkle Dust by Donna Salazar
- Deco Art Acrylic Paint
- Therm-o-Web Deco foil
- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Remember to play along in the monthly challenge on the Southern Ridge Trading Company blogEach month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the online store - chipboard.ca -$20 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING! 

Thanks for visiting.