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Sunday, March 20, 2016

#134 Dazzler Birthday

Hi Crafters,

I will do a video on this card but not today. I'm not feelin' it - ha. Getting out the camera and doing the card again. This card took 4 hours to design and figure out, lots of mess ups while playing with the new Dazzlers. The card isn't hard per se but there were surprisingly a number of supplies used and a new technique.

The second pic is of a slanted view so you can see the shimmer from the Dazzler paste I used. It is soooo shiny and fun. It's a cool product.

The product list is a tad long ;-(  sorry about that. I don't normally use a gazillion items in one card. I just couldn't help myself.

Also, for the KiwiLane templates please visit my Kiwi Lane website to order or email me if you have questions. https://stampinmania.kiwilaneinstructor.com/

Products Used:
Stencil: Hero Arts "Medallion Patterned"
Patterned Paper: Gina K Designs "Made with Love"
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink "Berry Sorbet" and "Hawaiian Shores"; Neenah "Solar White"
Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Sentiment Splits"; Clearly Besotted "Life & Laughter"
Dies:  Lawn Fawn "Sm and Lg Stitched Rectangle sets" ; Clearly Besotted "Life & Laughter dies"
Kiwi Lane: Card template "Adorn" 
Inks:  Distress Ink "Peacock Feathers"; Lawn Fawn "Merman";  WPLUS9 "Flamingo"; & Versamark
Dazzlerz: "Coral Me Crazy"
Ink blending tool
Clear Wink of Stella (doesn't show on the pic very well but it is on the flowers that were stamped and die cut out)

Here's a pic of the stencil I used: Sometimes you just need a visual more than just a name
Steps for getting the initial background created using Distress Ink and Dazzlers.
  1. Stencil on a white piece of cardstock cut at 5 1/4 x 4. Stencil using the Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and an Ink Blending tool.
  2. Slide the stencil a little off-center from what you just did and apply the Coral Me Crazy Dazzler paste. You can use a pallet knife, plastic knife, or paint brush.
  3. It will take awhile for the Dazzlers to dry - you can use your heat tool (I did but I still cut it too early in my die cutting machine)
  4. Cut out using the Lawn Fawn largest Stitched Rectangle Die in the Small Rectangle Die set.
I promise to do a video but this should get ya started. I love using stencils and off-setting them to make a shadow look.

Happy Crafting, Have a Blessed Day,

Sunday, March 13, 2016

#133 Gelato Hello

Hi Crafters,

How fun, I finally played with my Gelatos today.  The fact that I've had them for like 8 months and hadn't used is irrelevant - ha. They are sooooo easy to use. Well, I'm a newbie so it's not like I have a bunch of tricks up my sleeves, but I will ;-)

I made this card today using watercolor paper (make sure you use GOOD watercolor paper - the cheap stuff sucks).

You'll see in the video I need HELP in the foam squares or whatever it is you all use to pop up small areas, like the Hello in the picture. Man, I was struggling - ha. Please leave me a comment with any suggestions and enlightenment you can give me ;-)

Be sure to check out the video for all the 'how to's"

Supplies Used:
Blick Watercolor Paper
Altenew: Botanical Garden stamp set
Lawn Fawn: Hello die
Lawn Fawn: 12x12 Perfectly Plaid patterned paper
Gelatos  Metallic Melon, Green Tea, Bubble Gum, and Cotton Candy (it's blue)
StazOn: Jet Black
Ribbon scrap ;-)
Paint Brushes (I like using small flat ones for this versus the round brushes)

Paper Cut Sizes:
A2 card base cut for a vertical card
Patterned Paper cut at 5 1/4 x 4 1/8
Watercolor paper cut at 4 7/8 x 3 3/4

Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what ya thought. Also, consider subscribing to my Youtube channel as well as my blog.

Have a super blessed and crafty day,

Friday, March 11, 2016

Dimensional Paint

Hi Crafters - I'm in love.  I am sure many of you already know about this product, but I just discovered it today at the Scrapbook Expo.  Actually there are two products. Dimensional Paint and Spray. If you are in the Columbus Ohio area and planning on going to the expo tomorrow check out the Technique Junkies booth. That's where I found it.

I bought 12 jars (my FB says 10 but I was wrong, it was 12 ;-) and 4 sprays.  I love it so much I am going back to the expo tomorrow to get all the colors I didn't get today. The paint is not like any paint I've used before, it's thick and when you apply it you can make the color as thick or thin as you want. I did it thick in order to give dimension.

Their sprays are unlike any mist of spray I've used before. It's sooooo easy and not nearly as messy as the mists that go everywhere and at times leave blobs of color.

I was so excited I had to make something tonight but I didn't do a tutorial because I didn't know what I was doing - ha.  Now that I've figured it out watch for a tutorial over the weekend. There are a number of things about these products that you'll need to know.

For those of you NOT going to the expo. I am pretty sure you can purchase these products at TechniqueJunkies.com

The first tag I made is the daisy collage. I think it's my favorite out of the two I did.  You can't see the texture all that great but in person it's awesome. I can't wait to make a card tomorrow using these products.

The second tag I did was this floral one. I took a picture BEFORE I added the background spray then another one after. Leave me a comment and tell me which you prefer. The one WITH the background spray or without.

Lastly, here are the products.....woo hoo....

Thanks so much for stopping by. Leave me a comment and let me know if you've used these products before and which of the tags you liked the best.

Have a blessed day,

Sunday, March 6, 2016

#132 Get Well Roses

Hi Crafters,

I just got a super fun die from Papertrey ink. the Triangle Trio Die. It's a cutting plate. Here's what it looks like.

I'm sure I'll be doing a lot of fun things with this die.  Today I just quickly did a card. Often times it's hard to use large scaled images from 12x12 paper on a card, using this cutting plate I think the break in between the pieces was just enough to soften it for a card. 

I cut the card base a little larger than a standard A2. The large rose on the button it actually cut out. I cut one out of the same paper to match up. I popped it up with foam squares.  I also colored the large rose with Clear wink of stella. It doesn't show up in the picture but it's nice and sparkly in person ;-)

I added a few pearls  to the center of some of the flowers and I used my go-to Sizzix Phrases Dies for the sentiment.

Leave me a comment and let me know whatcha think ;-)  

Supplies Used:
My Story 12x12 "Heirloom Rose" paper
Stampin' UP! Sahara Sand cardstock
Papertrey Ink:  Triangle Trio Die
Simon Says Stamp: Handwritten Greetings stamp set
Sizzix:  Phrases Stamp & Die set (I only used the dies)
Clear Wink of Stella

Thanks for stopping by, Check back often, follow my blog to stay in touch.
have a blessed day, 

Coming back to BLOGGER

Hi Crafters,

Many of you know I left for a different URL ;-)  I opened an online scrapbook store and was using the blog feature in that area. It wasn't near as user friendly as it is over here in Blogger. Well, the store didn't go all that well.

We're clearing out inventory at 40% off until it's gone

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I'm going to be focusing on videos and making paper goodies.  Check back often because now I have more time to PLAY - - - -yeah.

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