Friday, January 17, 2020

Steampunk New Years Shaker Card

To help ring in the new year I wanted to make something really special for my first post of 2020 on the Rinea Foiled Paper blog and here's what I made....

This was SUCH a fun card to make...all of the gears, the clear parts, the shakie bits in the shaker portion. I'm definitely going to be making cards in this style.

Front is a shaker - you can see the shakie bits, and small gears gathered down at the bottom. In the first photo the card is laying down and the shaker pieces are distributed in the frame. Cool thing is it's see through! You can see the second flap of the card (large silver and copper gears) if you look closely!

Card front open to expose the second folded flap. This one is covered with gears on the front of the acetate panel. You can now begin to see the sentiment inside.

And this is the card opened all the way up!

You can see more about how I made the card here:


Rinea - Silver/Glossy Gold, Gold/Glossy Gold, Marigold/Glossy Gold, Copper/Glossy Gold, Mocha/Glossy Gold , Silver Starstruck, Copper Starstruck, Gold Starstruck, Turquoise Starstruck

Memory Box - Gear Assembly, Deluxe Gear Set, Mini Gears, Antique Gears, Gearworks Border

MFT - Stitched Frames

Imagine - StazOn Ink - Jet Black, Jumbo Sponge Dauber

Cardstock, Transparency, Foam Tape, Glue

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Happy New Year 2020

Yes I know we're 2 weeks in but been busy busy busy. I have been alternating between organizing my craft room and making New Years cards and getting them sent out. My aunt passed away in December which took the creativity out of me. Instead of trying to make myself finish up Christmas cards I decided to forgo them and make New Year's cards instead.  Here's what I came up with...

Both sets of cards were made using the same basic design, I just switched up the snowflakes on some of the cards. I love snowflake dies so I wanted to switch it up.  I started off by embossing the white cardstock for all of the cards which I mounted on each card base (all in some shade of blue). Then I added the sparklie grey washi tape over the seam.

I then die-cut all of the sentiments (Kat and all of the snowflakes (above - Sizzix; below - MFT retired) from Rinea Foiled Papers.  I filcked the bottoms of all of the cards with pearl watercolor paints then added both the snowflake and sentiment.

Most have gone out but a few are still sitting on my desk. I figure if I send them any time during January it's still good. The year will still be shiny and new - at least that's what I'm telling myself.  I have a very special New Years card to share with you tomorrow :) Hope to see you then!

Happy New Year Friends...
Stay Inky :)

Monday, January 6, 2020

Changes Update

Thank you all so much who posted and emailed about my questions I posted. I'm glad to hear that many of you out there still read blogs. I was letting posts I've seen on FB about how outdated and antiquated blogging is get into my mind and make me doubt if I should carry on.  Since it seems that many of you out there still enjoy it I will continue to post. I will still post on FB and Pinterest when I have time as well.

Thanks for your continued support :)

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Woven Foil Plaid Birthday Card

I needed a masculine birthday card so I decided to try my hand at making my own plaid paper from strips of foiled paper from Rinea. As it turned out it was far easier than I had dreamed.

I cut 3 coordinating colors into strips of 3 widths...jade - 1/8", Gold in 1/4" and Mocha Starstruck 1/2". Initially I glued the mocha strips down on a piece of emerald foiled paper. Next I added the Jade strips over the mocha and finally I glued down the gold strips. It made a very appealing plaid don't you think?

Next I die-cut the pine boughs and cones using dies from Gina Marie (love these dies!!). The sentiment was die cut with dies from Queen & Co.

I combined it all on a black card base and it's all set to go!


Queen & Co - Sentiment Dies (limited edition no longer available)

Monday, December 30, 2019

Winter Luminaries

Is it snowing where you live? We had a green Christmas last week but it is supposed to snow this evening for the first time this December. It's been unseasonably warm here...actually it looked more like winter in November than it has all this month and more like Spring now that it did in April and May!  Wild weather...anyway, I thought it might be fun to create these lovely Snowflake Luminaries for the long winter months ahead...

I was inspired to make these when I bought the snowflake dies from Spellbinders. They fit nicely inside my scallop square dies from MFT which sparked this idea.

I mounted Rinea foiled papers onto a piece of chipboard then arranged the snowflake dies inside the scallop squares and cut them both at once. This yielded a nice frame as well as perfectly fitting snowflake inserts.

I glued vellum "windows" to the backs of the frames, then glued the snowflake inserts to the vellum.

Repeated this for all 4 sides and then glued the sides together to create the luminary. There are 3 sizes of the snowflake frames which in turn allowed me to create the trio of luminaries. 

Don't they looks so pretty with the battery operated flicker lights?


Rinea - Frosted Foiled Paper Variety Pack
Spellbinders - Snowflake Frames
MFT - Scallop Squares
Vellum, Chipboard, Flicker Lights

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Snowman Spool Art

I wanted to share a link to the info on my Snowman Spool Art piece.

This is so very easy to make yet it packs a real punch in the WOW department.
A rosette which is mounted to a dowel rod, chopstick or skewer gives this piece it's backbone and when paired with a collage image of your choosing this little charmer really comes together.

Check it out...

I used Rinea Foiled Paper Pack - Frosted  with a collage image from Gecko Galz. 
I think they paired up nicely don't you?

Hope you're enjoying whatever season it is in your neck of the woods. "Winter" currently in Indiana is a balmy 60 degrees!!! About 30 degrees above normal. No white Christmas here but a very beautiful time none the less.


Hello Friends

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas with your family and friends.

It's almost the start of a new year and I've been thinking a lot about crafting, the blog and how much things have changed in the past few years on how people are viewing art.

(Just a warning this may get a bit long and boring.)

As you may or may not know Imagine has changed their Design Team from a mix of written tutorials and videos to an all video team in 2020. So my time with them has come to an end and it has given me time to think about art and where more and more teams/companies are headed. 

 While I made videos many years ago (before it was popular) I decided at the time it wasn't for me. I am very shy so I don't do well with the talking portion nor do I enjoy all of the computer work of splicing, editing, adding photos, music, etc.  It is also a very expensive endeavor to make good videos what with the equipment, lighting, music, etc.  

I'm sorry to Instagram lovers out there but I just don't get the concept of endlessly scrolling through hundreds and hundreds of photos... Honestly to me it's a huge time waster and after a bit I feel like a zombie just gazing at a tiny screen. Yep, you can see some pretty stuff but there are no instructions, no links, usually no supply lists, just pictures. It's a popularity contest that I have no interest in participating in.

It's disheartening that most design teams require you to participate in these SM platforms in addition to any number of other SM outlets. I want to create art, not become a slave to posts, hits, clicks, hearts and viewers. I am so not into the whole high school popularity contest that it has become.

I'm an inky, glitter and glue covered girl and I'm feeling like a dinosaur.  
Like I'm outdated and no longer needed, like quality and substance doesn't matter anymore. 

Could you do me a favor and let me know the answer to these questions....

Do you still read blogs?

Do you still like written tutorials with photos?
(which is what I do)

Do you prefer Instagram?


Pinterest ?
(which I do like because it actually links to more information.)


Something Else?

I'd appreciate any input you might offer.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas Friends!!

Wishing you all peace, happiness and joy this holiday season.
Be safe and enjoy!


Ink Stained Roni
(more about this project tomorrow)

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Whatever You Are...

Be a Good One!

The current month long challenge at Lost Coast Designs is

I decided that my friend the Abominable Snowman - a.k.a. Yeti, Bigfoot, Sasquatch, or whatever you want to call him would be a perfect addition!

I stamped the Monkey Face stamp using VersaFine Clair Paradise then stamped it a second time with Blue Belle over select areas (eyes, hair, nose holes) and a third time with just a touch of black along the tips of his hear and eyes.

The background Small Snowflakes were stamped using my favorite ink pad...Kaleidacolor - Blue Breeze...a combination of 5 different shades of blue in one pad. They are so pretty don't you think?

I finished it off with the very appropriate sentiment and Sparkle Blends sequins mix.

Hope you are all enjoying the holiday season so far...

Take care and stay inky my friends!
Ink Stained Roni

Friday, December 13, 2019

Home for the Holidays Blog Hop

Welcome to the Home for the Holidays Blog Hop!

Just some friends sharing holiday creations for your viewing pleasure :)

If you recall I recently won a box full of mixed media goodness from Cathy Frailey. Well this frame was included in that box. I knew when I saw it I had to do something fun with it and this is what I did...

It is a gold plastic frame that had a few broken bits. I trimmed the broken bits off and evened it up - some of the broken pieces were missing from one side so I cut it off the other side to make it look like that's how it should be.  To tone down the gold and give it a holiday touch I applied 2 coats of Nuvo mica mist in Fresh Pear. It really gave it a lovely color and shimmer. 

Next I filled each frame with a lovely nature themed vintage image from Gecko Galz using the collage sheets - The Frosty Garden and Nature's Christmas.  I just love the variety of images to choose from.

I wrapped each frame with antiqued silver mini garland which added to the lovely vintage feel of the frame.

I added several layered flower and bird pieces

As well as some tiny real pinecones scattered here and there.

Then topped the whole thing off with a large red bow!

Now it's time to check out the other lovely creations...

Ink Stained Roni (You are here)

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

I'd like to enter this creation into the Gecko Galz - In Dreams challenge...
My dream - a White Christmas but alas it's not looking good this year. So far they are saying we have more a chance for ice rather than snow :(  Keeping my fingers crossed!)