Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Today I'm sharing this page I made using the August "Snapshot" main kit. I also used it in the ABC Back-to-School Alpha posts on the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page for "G," Glitter.
I used the exclusive stencil that came in the kit to add heat embossing on my background.
I masked off a triangle to repeat the stencil pattern and to tie in the embellishments on the horse's bridle.
I am using a combination of gold and tan embossing powder over my stencil and it created an interesting pattern of stripes in part of the heat embossing area.
After heating it up and allowing it to dry, I layered several of different pieces of patterned paper for a photo mat and for some stripes under that cluster.
I chose to use other patterns that contained geometric shapes to tie all of it together. Finally, I embellished with some of the Pink Paislee tags and white puffy stickers from Freckled Fawn.
I heat embossed over half of this Alpha Thicker for my daughter's initial and tying in more of the stencil.
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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Hi everyone! Happy August!
I am working on putting together a new look for my Blog and some other crafty, exciting things for the future! I wanted to kick it off with a few cards in the giant array of cardmaking I have had the last few weeks!
I filmed my process which can click on below or go to my YouTube Channel HERE!
I started out with an idea to make three similar cards, using some old 6" Color Magic Papers and then having some stamping or sentiments of sorts on top of it. I got a few of the Zig Clean Color Brush markers and wanted to use them!
I used Distress Inks to blend a background of blues and greens around the stamped I had heat embossed. I made a mask out of Post-It tape to cover the ice cream before I inked the back. I added some twine before adhered it to the front of the misted paper.
For the second card, I used a couple shades of turquoise mist onto one of the resist paper of intricate patterns and doilies. It turned out beautiful and didn't want to add anything too busy for the embellishment. I heat embossed a sentiment from Neat & Tangled and punched it out. I layered it on top a piece of glitter paper punch a size larger. Finally I adhered both to the front over some pink jute twine and added some paint splatters.
The last card was where I deviated and I love the way it turned out! I used a large wood grain background stamp to create a tone on tone to my kraft cardstock. I stamped one of the bird from my favorite Dina Wakley bird stamps. I used the Zig Clean Color Bush Markers to color it and they are perfect for this type of blending!
I cut both using the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies and adhered them to the front of my card base. I added a little dot of black enamel accents to the bird's eye. I had planned to add sequins or wood veneers and finally decided to keep it simple with one tiny heart in the bottom corner!
I have had a lot of fun, albeit frenzied, making so many cards this summer. My parents always encouraged me to make handmade cards as a little girl and I have been every since. I truly feel like it is gift in itself!
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Have an amazing day!