3/29/18

Just for You with Expresions Crafts

Hi everyone, I'm on the Expressions Craft blog with an embossed card using the Wild Flower stamp.




Using MISTI, I lined up a panel of white cardstock, then stamped the flower with Perfect Plumeria and Purple Hydrangea inks.  The stem was stamped with Niagara Mist and highlighted with Green Oasis VersaFine Clair.


I placed the stamped image inside a Designer Rectangle Frame that I painted with Plaid paint.


To create the card, I embossed a panel of Violet/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and adhered it to the card.


The Designer Rectangle Frame was added to the card on top of a strip of Gold Glossy Foil.



The sentiment was stamped on white card, inked and added to a strip of Violet/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and adhered to the chipboard.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


3/28/18

Easter Bunny

Hi everyone, I'm on the Just For Fun Blog today using some great stamps from the store to create my card. 


I created a card from brown cardstock and added an embossed panel of pink on top.  The Bunny Artist  was colored with Memento Markers and then die cut with Spellbinders dies, cutting around the Easter Egg.  I matted the bunny with dark pink cardstock and added it to the card.


Happy Easter is from Sentiments 1.  I used an oval punch and adhered it to a larger dark pink scalloped oval.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

3/25/18

Creating Paper Flowers with Arnold Grummer

Have you ever thought about making your own paper?  Something that is so unique to you?  It's a little time consuming, but the results are so worth it.  Steph Ackerman here today to show you that it is a lot easier than you think!  .

Using several handmade papers, I created this card.



Using the Large Pour Handmold, follow the directions to assemble.  Tear papers and add into a blender with 2 cups of water.  Once the paper has been blended, pour into the mold.  Follow the directions to create the paper then let the paper dry completely.  These are my results.  While my papers had some little "flaws", there were still perfect for my project.


I used the pink paper for the carnation and the gray/green paper for the leaves.


 Using Imagine Brilliance Ink in Pearlescent Orchid, I stamped the carnations on the pink paper.


Then I die cut the pieces using the coordinating dies.


I stamped the leaves on the green paper and die cut them with the coordinating dies.  For additional color I spritzed the leaves with Pear Tart Fireworks Spray.


The carnation was assembled, spritzed with Angel Pink Fireworks Spray and coated with Perfect Pearls.


I stamped a script stamp on the gray/green panel, then added it to cardstock. 


The sentiment was stamped on the pink paper, then torn to fit the card.


Now that all my elements were completed, it was time to assemble the card.  The panel was added to the card.  The leaves were tucked behind the carnation which was adhered to the panel with Beacon Adhesives.  The sentiment was added with foam adhesives for additional dimension.


There you have it - a truly unique card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

3/24/18

Bowdabra Easter Bonnet

Spring is on it's way and that means Easter is not too far behind.

If you dress up for Easter, check out this fun Easter Bonnet I created on the Bowdabra blog.


Use the Bowdabra to create a lovely bow for a straw hat. 



 Create any sized bow with the Bowdabra.

Stop by the Bowdabra blog for details.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


Easter Bunny Treat Bags

Hi everyone, Easter will be here before we know it.  Time to get the Easter treats ready.



How about decorating some ready made Easter pouches?  I found these pouches and wanted to dress them up a bit so I used Imagine Fabrico Markers in Bubble Gum and Cool Gray to add some color and depth to the bunny's cheeks.


To add designs around the bunnies, I used Memento Luxe Inks.  These inks are quite versatile and work on paper, wood, fabric and more.  I used Rose Bud with an Ink Blusher with a stencil from Rebecca Baer.


I used Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black with another Ink Blusher and a stencil from StencilGirl for a more masculine look.


Finally I used Memento Luxe Danube Blue with an Ink Blusher with another stencil from StencilGirl.


Sweet, don't you think?


Add a few treats inside and tie them shut.


These little guys are now stuffed and waiting for Easter morning.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


3/23/18

Butterfly cards with Expressions Crafts

Hi everyone, I'm on the Expressions Crafts blog with a set of cards today using the Happy Fly stamp set.  I love butterflies and this set includes 7 butterflies along with 5 sentiments.




 Using the MISTI, I placed a sheet of cardstock inside, then arranged the butterflies about the panel, leaving room for the sentiment in the corner.


Next, I inked the butterflies in assorted colors of Brilliance Inks.


I repeated the inking until I had these amazing butterflies.  The sentiment was added in the corner with black ink.


After inking the panel with yellow ink, I matted the panel with black cardstock and added it to my card.  Finally, I scattered some gems around the card.





For my second card, I arranged the butterflies around the sentiment.


I inked the butterflies with Sky Blue ink.


Then I inked them with Sunflower Yellow and Rocket Red inks.


I inked the panel with blue ink, matted it with black cardstock and added it to my card.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment in Graphite Black ink and die cut it.  After adding it to a larger circle, I adhered it to the card and added gems.



Thank you for stopping by today.

Please stop by my blog for more projects.

Steph

3/21/18

Beautiful Mixed Media Tags

Hi everyone, I'm on the Whisker Graphics blog with some mixed media tags.  Whisker Graphics tags are strong and sturdy and work extremely well for mixed media projects.



Supplies:
Divine Twine Metallics - Rose Gold
Divine Twine Collection - Bright White Solid
Divine Twine Knots - Icicle
Large Colored Tags - Pink
Small Colored Tags - Pink
Prima Flowers
Imagine Fireworks Spray Inks

Start by spritzing assorted colors of Fireworks Spray Inks on a craft mat.  Fireworks Spray Inks have lots of color and shimmer so they make any project gorgeous!  Dab the tags into the inks, picking up a variety of colors.


Heat set between each color so the colors stay true and don't get muddy.  Continue adding colors until you have achieved the patterns/designs you like.  Molding paste through a stencil acts as a resist to the inks, giving a fun effect to the tags.



My first tag has stamps, flowers and twine.  Bright White Twine was tied to both tags.  A sentiment was stamped on the smaller tag and embossed.


I stamped along the side of this tag and embossed with white embossing powder which stands out nicely against the background.  A canvas flourish was inked, tied with Icicle Twine and added to the tag.  More Icicle Twine was added to the tag topper.


Hearts were stamped along the bottom of the next tag, embossed, then colored with Fireworks.  Assorted images were stamped on the tags and a sentiment stamped on the smaller tag.  Rose Gold Metallic Twine tied both tags together.


These tags would make wonderful accents for gift bags, don't you think?


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Smoothfoam Easter Egg

Hi everyone, I've got a new project on the Proxxon blog using the Hot Wire Cutter.  It's almost Easter, so time to get home décor items ready.


I created a stencil using my Cricut then taped it to a panel of Smoothfoam.  Using the Hot Wire Cutter, I easily cut around the stencil.



After removing the stencil, this is my Easter Egg.


The Easter Egg was painted with Gold Plaid Metallic Paint.


I placed the stencil back on the Easter Egg and painted with additional Plaid Metallic Paints.


 Finally, I added some dew drops around the Easter Egg.


Happy Easter.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

3/20/18

Thank You Cards with Expressions Crafts

Hi everyone,  I'm excited to share my first post on the ExpressionsCraft blog today.



I've used the Feather Stencil and Happy Birthday stamp



And here's a video of my cards using some amazing products from Imagine
 
Those who know me, know I am scared to create videos.  So I would really love to know what you think of my video and how I can improve!
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph