9/26/17

Celebrate Your Day

I'm on the Topflights Stamp blog today showcasing another wonderful stamp from Crafty Individuals - Inky Borders and Studio Light - Butterflies



I chose to stamp all images as one to create a background, adding selective color to the images.




I inked the panel with brown ink, then matted the panel with black cardstock then orange cardstock.  I wrapped ribbon around the panel before adding it to a black panel.  Coordinating twine was tied to the knot.


Using the phrase from Studio Light - Butterflies - I stamped each word individually on orange cardstock, then die cut.  After matting with a larger black die, I added the phrase to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.


Thanks for stopping by and please pop by my blog for more crafty inspiration. 

See you next Tuesday.

Steph

Happy Fall Y'all with Sunsational Stamps

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with another post for Sunsational Stamps.  This month we are getting ready for Fall and Halloween.   Be sure to check out the store for some fun stamps perfect for the season.


Today I'm using Happy Fall Y'all.    Love how the cute hedgehog is hugging those pumpkins.



I used several colors of distress inks and a water brush to color the images.  I started with a light shade of brown on the pumpkins, then added dark brown and dark orange highlights with a touch of green for the leaves.  The hedgehog was also lightly inked with a pale cream ink.




The panel was inked with brown ink then matted with green and black cardstock.  The card was distressed before the panel was added.


Happy Fall Y'all! was cut apart, inked and matted to match the image.  Then the phrase was added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Thanks for stopping by.


 Steph


Decorative Fall Jar . 

Happy Fall everyone.  Today I've got a new project to share using products from EtchallⓇ.


Did you know that etchall has a stencil spray?  It's perfect to use with all stencils.  And it worked perfectly with a 12" Crafter's Workshop Stencil.  Just spray the stencil completely and let dry till it becomes tacky.  Then, place the stencil around the jar - no tape necessary!


I covered the jarwith etchallⓇ etching crème.   As you can see, my etching crème has darkened over time, but that does not affect it's use. 



I waited 15 minutes then removed the etching crème, scraping it back into it's bottle.  Etchall is reusable so be sure to scrape as much as you can back into the bottle.  Place the jar under running water to remove the remaining etching crème before removing the stencil.


Allow to dry completely before continuing.


I painted orange paint on the jar and allowed it to dry completely.  Etching the jar allows the glass to have some "tooth" to which the paint can adhere.


I then used a baby wipe to remove some of the paint .  As you can see, the paint adhered to the etched portions of the jar.  To achieve a streaky look, I simply I rubbed a little harder to remove some more of the paint.


Decorate as desired.  I added some pretty fall ribbon to the top and placed a flower in the center.


Fill the jar with an assortment of items or simply use it for a decorative purpose amongst the pumpkins as shown here.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph



9/25/17

Bowdabra Fall Wreath

Hi everyone, it's time for fall decorating.  Fall is definitely in the air here in New York.  The days are getting crisper and the nights longer.  The colors are changing and that means it's time to change up your fall decorations.




Using my Bowdabra Bow Making and Design Tool, I placed the Bowdabra Bow Wire in the channel first.  Then I placed orange ribbon in the channel and proceeded to create my bow.


 
I created three loops on either side, then used the Bow Wire to pull up and tie off the bow.



 
Once it's fluffed out, this bow looks very pretty.

 
Finding a cheap wreath, I wrapped green ribbon around it to use as my base.

 
I added a decorative clay element created from Makin's Clay Push Mold and Makin's white clay.  I allowed it to cure and when dry, painted it with yellow and green acrylic paints.

 
I used Beacon Adhesives to adhere the medallion (or flower) to the center of the bow.



Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph



Wedding Card with Rinea Foiled Papers

Hi everyone, when you need a delicate wedding card, what are your go-to products?

I love to use Rinea Foiled Papers.  These foils create amazing projects.  Add in an amazing intricate die by Tutti Designs and you've got  a wonderful card to share with the happy couple.


I used Copper/Copper Glossy Foiled Paper, die cutting it with the Rose Garden Tutti Designs die. 


 Use the Spellbinders 3 'n 1 tool to release the die cut and all the little pieces.


I wanted the foil to really stand out so I matted it on a piece of black cardstock before adding it to the card.


I stamped and embossed Mr. & Mrs. on black cardstock and then die cut it.  Then I used the center portion of the die cut foil to die cut a larger oval.  For dimension, I added the ovals to the center of the card with foam adhesives.


This is a stunning card.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph



9/23/17

Clear Scraps School Days Mini Album

Hi everyone, I forgot to share my Clear Scraps album using the September kit.  This kit contains the Mixables ABCs album plus papers and stickers from Simple Stories. 



After removing the film from both sides of the ABC acrylic piece, I spritzed the front with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. 


Once dry, I painted the reverse side with yellow paint and edged it with black paint.  Then I added assorted school stickers on top.


Finally, I edged the panel with a gold paint pen.



Using the chipboard star as a stencil, I traced it on pattern paper and cut it out, then adhered it.  I  painted the reverse side with black paint. 


I rubbed some black paint around the edges, then fussy cut one of the phrases, matted it with cardstock and placed it on top.


On the reverse side, I tore another phrase to fit, then added a variety of stickers.

After removing the film from the acrylic school bus, I painted both sides with yellow paint then used a paper towel to remove some of the paint.


Next, I painted the wheels black.  The Class Schedule was fussy cut and matted with cardstock.  It was added to the bus and some stickers were added on top.


On the reverse, I added a black mat (to add a photo at a later date) and placed the ruler sticker below.


I painted the apple chipboard red, the stem brown and the leaf green.   Then I die cut the school paper to fit both sides of the apple.




I used modeling paste with a stencil on the school house shaped acrylic panel.


After removing the stencil, I let the panel dry for several hours. 



Then I assembled the book.



What do you think?

For more inspiration, stop by the Clear Scraps blog.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


9/21/17

Christmas Panel with Kunin Felt

Hi everyone, I am participating in the Designers Craft Connection blog hop this month.  This month we are working with products from the Kunin Group and I had fun experimenting.




I wanted to create a hanging panel so I began by cutting the 12" x 18" Premiumfelt to 9" x 12" then I added a pom pom border to the panel, simply gluing it in place.



Using the 9" x 12" Classicfelt in yellow, I die cut a large oval using Spellbinders dies.  For a perfect cut, I added a shim of cardstock under the felt and it cut beautifully.  I then used Ranger Distress Ink with a Hero Arts Stamp to add a touch of color.


Using a Sizzix die, I cut the Vintage Couple from 9" x 12" Classicfelt in black, then adhered them to the oval and placed that on the panel.



The vintage hanger was die cut from 9" x 12" Classicfelt in black using another Sizzix die and an oval was die cut from white felt with another Spellbinders die.  Using a stamp from Joy Clair, I stamped Merry Christmas in black ink on the 9" x 12" Classicfelt in white. 





To finish, I folded down approximately 1" across the top of the panel and glued it in place.  A small rod was placed through and then ribbon was tied creating the hanger.





Please stop by the Designers Craft Connection to see all the projects created this month.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph



















9/19/17

ATSM Challenge # 260

Hi everyone.  It's a new challenge at ATSM and this week we'd love to see your interpretation of this photo:


 
 
I chose to work in black and white and created a thank you card. 

 
The papers are from Canvas Corp. and are strong enough for the card base as well as all my layers.

 
For a little definition between the layers, I added a ribbon.  The butterfly was fussy cut from pattern paper and added with foam adhesives for dimension.

 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph