Monday, July 24, 2017

Bonus Days!

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Country Living ~ Paint with stamp pads and an Aqua Painter

Hi Everyone. Today I want to share some cards I made with the Country Living stamp set. I was inspired to use this set because it was my brother in laws birthday, and he is an avid guitar player and so this set is perfect for him.

I used Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Pool Party, and Early Espresso Ink.  I stamped the guitar on watercolor paper with Basic Black Archival ink, then used my Aqua Painters to color it in.
The Happy Birthday is from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set.
The background paper is the new Wood Textures designer series paper. I love that paper!

While I had the stamp set out I thought I would make a couple more and I made this softer version.  Here I embossed a piece of Soft Sky cardstock with the Pinewood Planks Embossing folder and used a sponge and some Early Espresso ink to add some texture to the background.

I added some splatter to the background to soften up the images.

I made a video to show how I watercolored the guitars with my Aqua Painters.
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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Stamped & Glazed Canvases & Cards!

Hi Everyone.  All month long I have been sharing some fun projects from Craft Project Central, where I am a guest designer this month.  This project is a really unique technique that I can't wait to try.  It is by  Michelle Wecksler.  Stamping supplies and art supplies can be married together to create some beautiful and original pieces of art!  Let’s get your art flowing in this tutorial by combining your stamps and ink with gesso and glazing liquid!  In this tutorial you will learn how to use stamps and some of the lids from your stamping supplies to create amazing texture on canvases.  You will also learn how to create original works of textured art on Watercolor Paper to decorate your card fronts.  These techniques are fun for adults and children alike! Let’s get your art flowing!

 To get the instructions for Michelle’s project, just subscribe to July (or one of our 3, 6 or 12 month discounted packages that include July!)!  And if you have a minute, please leave Michelle a comment on her project!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Peek-a-Boo Slider card

Hi Everyone. Today I have a fun slider card to share.  I love these fun slider cards because they have a fun peek-a-boo panel that will be a surprise to the person receiving the card.  A hidden panel slides forward to block the larger rose image with a Happy Birthday message.

Here is the inside.
The card is simple to make too, so even though it has some movement, anyone can do it.

For this card I used a stamp set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous.
The colors here are Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry.

I made a video so that you can see step by step how to put the card together.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget that bonus days are going on.  For every $50 you spend in July, you get a $5 coupon to spend in August!
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Monday, July 17, 2017

So Many Shells

Hi Everyone! As I mentioned a few times this month, I am a guest designer at Craft Projects Central this month! And today is the day that my project posts! YAY!  I hope that you like it. I meant to evoke the feeling of a summer beach holiday with these projects. This tutorial will show you how to make a pretty beach themed card, perfect for any occasion, as well as a scrapbook page with holder and Memory Bottle. You’ll learn how to make a ‘Glitter Splatter’ accent that resembles a splash of sand, as well as some stitching detail. You can get the tutorial for these projects with a July Subscription to Craft Projects Central. Click here to check it out. 

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

More Than Chocolate ~ Heart Shaped Box

Hi Everyone! Today I want to share a pretty little box, made with the Sweet and Sassy Heart Framelits Dies.  I was inspired by the 'More than Chocolate' stamp set.  I thought the stamp set was really fun, and then I thought about a gift of chocolate, and what a better way to get some chocolate than a heart shaped box.
There is just too much to explain with this box, that I thought a video would be better, so check it out!

I know that it is a little long, but it is a cute box and you could add some real chocolates to it. And, you can take the way I made the box and apply it to other shapes as well. Make star shaped boxes or just about anything.  I hope you like it.
Here is the Catalog photo of the stamp set.

 And a close up of the lid. I used the Jar of Love stamp set and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits dies for the flowers.

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