Quick and Pretty Cards with Makin's Clay

Hi everyone, I've got some quick and easy cards today that have been accented with Makin'sⓇ Clay elements.

Mod Podge clay mold
Prima Art Alchemy Paints
Rinea Foiled Paper
Joy Clair Stamps
EKSuccess Punches

Using several silicone molds, I placed white clay in each then used the Roller to push the clay into the molds and smooth the top.

Remove the molds and cut away any excess clay.  Allow to dry thoroughly before painting.

Once dry, I painted each item with assorted colors of  Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints.

After the pink paint dried on the medallion, I accented the rose with red and green paints using my finger tips.

Creating a card from pink and brown cardstock, the rose was a perfect embellishment for the little paper sack into which I placed a gift card to the recipient's favorite store. A wood-type frame was die cut from Rinea foiled paper and placed around the medallion.   Congratulations was stamped, punched and placed above the frame.

The clay frame was painted with teal paint.  Look at all those details.

A floral panel was added behind the frame which was adhered to a small paper sack.  A fussy cut butterfly was adhered to the corner.

Creating a card from brown cardstock and a script print, the frame was a perfect embellishment for the little paper sack into which I placed another gift card to the recipient's favorite store. I added another butterfly to the sack.   Congratulations was stamped and die cut and placed above the frame.

These cards look very pretty with the clay elements.  They provide great dimension but very little additional weight to the cards.

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Welcome Burlap Panel

Hi everyone, what are you doing to stay busy during this pandemic?  I've been organizing and seeing what I have.  I pulled out a bunch of products I wanted to use and created a mixed media burlap panel.

Using a burlap panel, I inked it with Ranger Distress Ink in Walnut Stain using a Ranger Ink Blending Tool.  I cut Graphic 45 papers to fit, tearing the top layer and adding strips of Bazzill Licorice Twist Cardstock to help the panel pop.  With so many different Graphic 45 papers available, any of them would be perfect for the center of this panel.  I used US Art Quest Perfect Paper Adhesive to adhere the papers to the burlap panel.

I found some metal words at the Dollar Store, so I inked welcome with Ranger Embossing Ink and added color with Ranger Perfect Pearls in Forever Green and Perfect Copper.  The embossing ink was a great foundation for adhering the perfect pearls.  Allow to set for a few minutes, then brush away the excess.

Then I assembled the panel with burlap tags, paper tags (similar to the 7 Dots Studio tags), assorted flowers and clothes pins.

Welcome was added to the panel with US Art Quest Perfect Paper Adhesive as well as Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Adhesives to pop it up in the center.

Think about using whatever you have handy and see what you can create.

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Floral Wall Art

Hi everyone, I'm on the Proxxon blog today with a floral wall hanging.

I drew a jar on a scrap of wood then using the Scroll Saw, I cut the design.  Next, I sanded the jar with the Delta Sander.

I painted the jar with gesso and put it aside to dry while I worked on the background.

Using a stencil with modeling paste, I added dimension to a burlap panel.  Once dry, the burlap panel was painted with several colors of paint.

The jar was painted with a light layer of blue paint and twine was wrapped around the top.  For additional dimension, blue ink was rubbed across the jar and a metal tag was tied to the twine.

Once the jar was adhered to the canvas, flowers were added.  Since the flowers are not attached, you can easily change out the flowers for different seasons.

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Scor-Pal Challenge #68

Hi everyone, it's a new month and that means a new challenge on the Scor-Pal blog.  The theme for this month is Florals or anything goes.  Just be sure your project includes more than one score.  Spring is coming and so is Easter so you have lots of choices.

In this challenging environment, I chose to create a floral box card for a friend.

Starting with a 6 1/2" x 10" piece of cardstock, I scored and cut it to create the box.  Use Scor-Tape to assemble.

Rinea Foiled Papers were cut to fit the box.  I've used Emerald Starstruck.

Using Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, I created an assortment of flowers using Rinea Foiled Papers - Blush/Gold Glossy, Fuschia/Gold Glossy, Violet/Gold Glossy, Marigold/Gold Glossy and Emerald/Gold Glossy,.  The flowers created with Rinea Foiled Papers are stunning.


I created as many flowers as I wanted to fill my box, adding leaves where appropriate.  

The phrase is from an old Cuttlebug die set and was perfect to finish my card.

Please stop by the Scor-Pal blog to see what the other designers have created this month.

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Thank you Card

Hi everyone, I've got a new project for Dies R Us.

Cut 3 shades of blue cardstock to fit the card front.  Place the Thanks die in the center and die cut through all layers.  For contrast, die cut Thanks from orange cardstock.

Emboss the light blue layer with a dotted background, then assemble all 3 layers on the card.  In the open space add Thanks with Best Glue Ever.

Stamp a sentiment with black ink, punch out and add to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Please stop by the Dies R Us Store to see all the dies that are available!

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Lavinia World Challenge # 23

Hi everyone, it's time for the next challenge at Lavinia World Challenges.  Please check it out and join in the fun.

I started by placing the Moon Fairy on the MISTI.  I first inked the image with VersaFine Clair Cheerful, then reinked portions of the stamp with Purple Delight, then reinked portions of the stamp with Blue Bell.  Using the MISTI makes this process very easy and creates an amazing result.

Isn't she gorgeous?

Next, using a background created with spray inks, I inked the Fairy Bridge with VersaFine Clair in Pinecone and stamped it on the background.

Die cutting the panel, I matted it with brown cardstock, white cardstock and brown cardstock before adding it to the card.

The stamped image was die cut, inked and matted with a larger die, then added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

The phrase is Every Dream and it was added across the width of the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Would love to see what you create for Challenge #23.  The winner of the challenge will receive a
$15 gift certificate to Lavinia World to shop for more goodies.   Remember there is a new challenge every other Thursday.  Can't wait to see what you create.

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Welcome Home

I'm on the Clearscraps blog with some of the new products soon to be available.  This wonderful house puzzle has many possibilities.

Start by separating the house puzzle pieces and then paint with light brown and dark brown paints.

Tape the 6" Shiplap Stencil to the chimney and add modeling paste.

Stamp paw prints in black ink around the light brown panels.

Stamp the paw prints at the top of the house.  Use stickers to spell out welcome across the top.

Run twine across the top, then "hang" acrylic Small Pennants banner pieces that were painted with pink paint.   Add stickers spelling home.

 Add photos.  Since we just adopted a new puppy, I wanted to welcome her to her new home.

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With Love Floral Panel

Hi everyone, this month the Rinea design team is collaborating with Creative Embellishments.

Adhere Sapphire Starstruck to a canvas panel.  Add a strip of Ebony/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper along the bottom edge.

Ink the  Chicken Wire Chipboard Panel with blue ink, then adhere to the canvas panel.

To get good color on the Hibiscus, add a layer of gesso and let dry. 

Use Brilliance inks to color the Hibiscus.

Adhere the Hibiscus to the Chicken Wire Chipboard Panel, adding foam adhesives to the top flower for dimension.

 Using the Cricut, die cut a jug from Silver/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.

Add the jug to the canvas panel with foam adhesives for dimension.

Stamp a phrase on a scrap of Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper using StazOn Piano Black Ink and a stamp from Joy Clair.  Add twine to one end and tie it to the handle of the jug.

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Enjoy the Little Things Canvas

Hi everyone,  I'm participating with the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop and this month we are working with our favorite products.

Have you tried paint pouring yet?  It's so much fun and there are so many things you can create.  I chose to create this fun canvas.

I decided on the colors I wanted to use from the vast array of paints from Plaid Paints, poured a little into several paper cups, then added Mod Podge Ultra as a mixative.  Once mixed together, I started my pour.  Rotate your canvas so the pour goes into a variety of directions creating amazing designs.  It's such a relaxing feeling and you never know what the outcome will be.

Using a rollagraph wheel and a dotted stamp with brown ink, I rolled it randomly about the canvas. Next, I die cut  Rinea Mocha Starstruck Foiled Paper using a Heartfelt Creations die (2 needed) then adhered them to the center of the canvas with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.

Using a stencil, I die cut it from watercolor paper, then used texture paint through the stencil.   Letting it dry completely, I then inked the edges before adhering it to the center.

Please stop by the Designer Crafts Connection blog to see what the designers have created this month.

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