2/17/19

Floral Cards with Rinea Foils

Hi everyone, I'm on the Rinea blog using their Pastels Foiled Paper Variety Pack and some lovely stamps from SoSuzy/Crackerbox Stamps.



Cut Lavender/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and Turquoise/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper to 4" x 5 1/4".  Using stamps from SoSuzy/Crackerbox Stamps, stamp the Wispy Chrysanthemum Outline on Lavender/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and stamp the Wispy Chrysanthemum Solid on Turquoise/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper with VersaFine Black Ink.


Mat the Turquoise panel with white cardstock and adhere to a black card.



Add some dew drops to the flower centers.  Stamp the phrase on a scrap of foil, matting with white and black cardstock.  Wrap twine around the panel and adhere to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.


Mat the Lavender panel with white cardstock and wrap with purple ribbon.  Adhere to a black card. 


Stamp the phrase on a scrap of foil, matting with white and black cardstock.  Adhere the phrase along the right side of the card with foam adhesive for dimensions.  Tie twine to the ribbon.




 What do you think?


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


2/15/19

Easy Etched Vase with Etchall

Have you tried etching yet?  EtchallⓇ has etching products that make etching your glass items fun and easy.


Place a vase in a container and fill with dip 'n etch liquid.  Be sure to add weights to the vase so the vase does not float in the container.  Allow the vase to sit 15 minutes.


Remove the vase and pour the dip 'n etch back into it's container.  As it is reusable, there is absolutely no waste!  Rinse off the vase and dry.  You can see how dip 'n etch created a frosty appearance on the vase while leaving the top portion clear.  This result came about because the top portion of the vase was not exposed to the dip 'n etch.   Had I wanted the entire vase to be etched, I would have used a taller container and additional dip 'n etch.


Using the Bowdabra, I created a beautiful bow and tied it to my vase.


Then I placed some simple daisies in the vase.  Change up the bow you add to the vase and you can have a vase for every season.


You can see another way I've used my vase here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


2/14/19

Love You More Banner and Instagram Hop







Hi everyone, check out the Instagram hop with the Clear Scraps design team.  You will see some amazing projects from each team member.

Here is the hop list:
1. Clear Scraps  -  @clearscraps
2. Leah -  @leahscraftylife
3. Steph  - @steph.ackerman
4. Connie - @cameyer71
5. Christine  - @crafty_mercer
6. Laura  -  @ scrapaddict4life
7. Nancy - @thenickelnook
8. Jennifer  -  @jhaggerty72

Be sure to follow along and follow the rules for a chance to win a prize from Clear Scraps.

This is my post and I've used an acrylic banner panel using one of the new wood quotes - Love you More XL Script Wood Quote.




Begin by removing the film from one side of the banner  and then painting it with white acrylic paint. Allow to dry before removing the film from the opposite side, as the film protects the panel from paint leakage.  Cut pattern paper to fit the reverse side and adhere. I wanted a hint of pattern paper to show and the paint provided a nice hazy effect. 




Using red ink, ink around the edges of the panel.  Glue pom pom ribbon to the edge.  Once dry, glue metallic trim on top.



Spritz wood quote with Fireworks! Angel Pink Shimmery Craft Spray.   Add additional color with Rocket Red ink pad around the edges.  Assemble a fabric flower with a pretty brad and glue to the "O" in You.


Adhere the quote with foam adhesives for dimension.


Add 2 additional flowers to the banner with brads.  Run ribbon through the holes to use as a hanger.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

2/13/19

Floral Trio with JFF stamps

Hi everyone I'm on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Blog sharing new cards using some great stamps available from the store to create my cards.  



Using one sheet of pattern paper and one sheet of cardstock, I created 3 different floral cards.


The floral paper is double sided with solid green on the reverse side.  To pick up the pink tones, I used a hot pink cardstock.  



I used the following stamps:  Single Flower, If Nothing Changed.., and May Flowers...

While they use the same papers, each card is very different.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph




2/12/19

With Love with Rinea's Woodland Pack

Did you know that Rinea has amazing packs of coordinating foiled papers?  The newest release is the Woodlands Foiled Paper Variety Pack which contains 2 sheets each of 6 different papers.



To create the background, I used a patchwork die from Lawn Fawn, and die cut Jade Green/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.  I then matted the panel on brown cardstock.


I die cut the jar, lid and tag from Mocha/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.


Flowers were die cut from Fuschia Starstruck Foiled Paper and then formed with a stylus.

 

The jar was added to the card on an angle and the gold strip added across the jar.  Flowers were added around the top and leaves, die cut from Emerald/Gold Glossy Foiled Papers, were added around the flowers.   The tag was inserted under the flowers.



With Love, was stamped, punched and added atop the tag. 



Finally, using a craft pick, I created spirals and inserted them under the flowers.



Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

2/11/19

Happy Valentine's Day

Hi everyone, it's almost Valentine's Day and the Authentique Romance paper collection is perfect for any sweet Valentine's projects.



Using Lawn Fawn dies, die cut pattern paper and cardstock.  These dies are perfect matched to allow for stacking.


I actually used the reverse side of the rose pattern paper for the center of the card.  Then, cutting small photos from the Romance collection, I matted them and added them to the card.


Finally, I used a small die to cut a phrase from the Authentique paper.



Next, I created a sweet bag of hearts to accompany the card using the same paper pad.

Who would you give these to this year?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph








2/10/19

Happy Valentine's Day with Canvas Corp.

Happy Valentine's Day!!   May your day be full of sweet surprises.

My newest post on the Canvas Corp. Brands Blog is a set of Valentine's Day cards.


Canvas Corp..  has an amazing selection of cardstock and pattern papers.  Solids and patterns are created to mix and match.  Using a minimal number of supplies, these cards were created quickly.



I used Tattered Angels Strawberry Ice Chalkboard with a paint brush to paint the hearts, then cut the papers to different sizes to create my cards.




Stop by the Canvas Corp. Brands Blog for complete details.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph




2/7/19

3D Hyacinths with Rinea Foils

Hi everyone, I'm on the Rinea blog with a bouquet of hyacinths.

Using the Pastels Foiled Variety Pack, I created flowers from Lavender/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and Turquoise/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.  Jade/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and Jade Starstruck were use for the stems and leaves.



 

Using the 3d Hyacinth Die Set, cut strips of foils to create the hyacinths.  


Use a craft pick or a thin paint brush and roll each strip to create the flowers.  


Following the directions on the die package, wrap Emerald/Gold Glossy Foil and Jade/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper around a craft stick to create the stems of each flower.  Add a dab of glue to hold the stems together.  To create the flowers, take the rolled strips and wrap them around the stem using dabs of glue to hold the flowers in place as you add them down the stems.


For an added pop of color, I created 2 hyacinths from Violet/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper. Next, I die cut the leaves from Jade Starstruck.  Wrap the leaves around the stem just below the flowers.  Use a dab of glue to hold them in place.  





Place them in a pretty vase with a coordinating bow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

2/6/19

Proxxon Tools - Hot Wire Cutter Review

Hi everyone, today, I will share with you one of my favorite go to tools from Proxxon - the Hot Wire Cutter.  It was also one of the very first tools I got from Proxxon. 




The Hot Wire Cutter is a bench top unit approximately 15 1/2" x 11", allowing ample room to cut foam of any size.  The grid printed on the unit allows for even cutting.  The arm, extending approximately 5" over the unit, holds the wire and it is easily repositionable to cut a variety of angles.  The wire heats in less than one second so you can cut foam immediately.  The LED light reminds you not to ouch the wire.


The Hot Wire Cutter is easy to assemble.  Removing it from it's packaging you simply adhere the arm and wire so set up is quick and easy.  It is literally a plug and go tool. 

Foam cuts like butter and you can even cut ribbon so it doesn't fray.
Here are some of the projects which I've created using the Hot Wire Cutter.  Click on the links for the complete project details.












I hope you give the Hot Wire Cutter a try.  I know you will love it!

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph





2/5/19

Sorry for your Loss

Hi everyone, I'm sharing one of the newest stamp sets from Joy Clair Stamps  This stamp set,  Heartfelt Sympathy,  is a collection of  10 stamps, including 2 floral images and 8 phrases.


Creating a card from black cardstock, I added a green dotted panel on top.

Using one of the images, I colored it with simple, soft colors with Copic Markers.  I love that it could be used as a corner image, so I chose to die cut it and mat it with a scalloped die, then adhere it to the card.

Sorry for your loss was stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink then heat embossed.  It was then added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph