Friday, March 27, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
I pulled out one of my absolute favorite Stampendous sets for todays card...Snowy Short Stack! I love how you can mix and match the critters to create the perfect character for your card!
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Here's another one of the newest Die'sire Classiques Dies from Crafters Companions...Church and Steeple! I really tried to keep the design on this simple and let the beauty of the die shine.
1. Diecut 2 Church and Steeple dies from white cardstock.
2. Cut scraps of plastic. Note: I used part of the window plastic from and envelope and colored it with a Spectrum Noir (DR1).
3. Adhere scraps of plastic to the back of the window.
4. Adhere the diecut to the other diecut with foam adhesive. Note: For the diecut in the back, I did not pop out all the roof cuts. In face, before removing it from the die, I applies a piece of tape to hold the pieces in place.
5. Scribble some Spectrum Aqua on a stamp block and watercolor a background with them.
6. Stamp sentiment.
Die'sire Church and Steeple
Spectrum Aqua (Navy, Aquamarine, Sea Green)
Friday, March 20, 2015
We have had gorgeous (almost) spring weather the past few days. Crocus are coming up! And snow is on the horizon for the weekend. ((sigh)) I really really love how this card turned out! Perfect for snowy weather! It features the new Die'sire Classique dies.
Moonbeam Meadow Magical Star
Spectrum Noir Markers (TB1, IG1, IG2, TB8)
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
I have been seeing so many tutorials lately on Pinterest for nails. The only problem is I don't have long nails to play with, so I started thinking why not use Clear Scraps acrylic. Today we're going to play with water marbling. Because the nail polish doesn't mix with water, it will float on the surface of the water.
You're going to need: a variety of nail polish colors, Clear Scraps acrylic pieces, toothpick or bamboo skewer and a container of water (not pictured).
The first thing you will need to do is fill a container you don't mind throwing away with water. You may have to experiment with water temperature. I used room temperature water.
Drop your nail polish in the container of water. The nail polish will hit the water and spread out. You can alternate colors, dropping the next drop within the last. I played around with adding drops of color through out the water surface. If you'd like a marble look, take the toothpick and drag it through the polish. Be careful when lifting the toothpick out of the water that you don't remove all the nail polish with it.
I used a bit too much nail polish when doing this tag and you can see how it clumped on the tag. No worries because I will be flipping the tag over to use on a project. The clumps will not be seen.
Here is another tag I created using just white and red nail polish. It reminds me of candy!
And here is the finished tag! I decorated one of the tags with Stampendous images, bling and tulle.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Dogs are cute, but robot dogs are even CUTER! Stampendous new Sparky is adorable!
From Stampendous:SSC1219 ScrewLoose N Sparky Perfectly Clear™ StampsMEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle, CP811 Creative PalettePlus:Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon AdhesivesSpectrum Noir markers (IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4, CT4, TB1), Die’sire Essentials Tag Dies