Take Flight, Happy Falll with Rinea Foils

Hi everyone, I'm on the Rinea blog today with a mixed media panel.

Start by spritzing a canvas board with assorted colors of Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays, heat setting between each color.

Die cut a leafy panel from Emerald/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.  Look at all those details.

Adhere to the panel with Mod Podge.

Allow the panel to dry, then randomly add gesso.

Spritz with additional colors of Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays.  Heat set between the colors.

Use StazOn Pigment Ink in Chocolate to ink around the edges of the panel.  Also run the ink pad across the panel.   StazOn is a permanent ink and is perfect for slick surfaces such as these foils. 

Die cut leaves from Ruby Starstruck, Emerald/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and Copper Starstruck.  Ink the leaves with both StazOn Chocolate and Shamrock Green inks.   I had some lovely little Lavinia World Fairies and thought they would be great behind the windows in the leaves.

The phrase was stamped on a scrap of Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper with StazOn Piano Black Ink.

Assemble the panel, placing the leaves on an angle.  Cut apart the phrase and mat with Ebony/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper before adhering it to the panel.

Finally I die cut happy fall from Ebony/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper using a Lawn Fawn Die.

What do you think?

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New Closet Shelvnig

Hi everyone, I've got a new post on the Proxxon today showing you how to use Proxxon Tools for home improvement projects.

I needed to add some shelves in a closet so I used the Band Saw to cut the shelves to size.

Then used the Delta Sander to smooth the edges.

I used the Scroll Saw to cut the firing strips to size.

3 new shelves were added to the closet.  Plenty of room to hold all my albums as well as crafting supplies.

On what home improvement projects will you use your Proxxon Tools?

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Trio of Bats from Clear Scraps

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog with a set of bat cards.

Using the new 4 x 6 Bat Swirl Stencil, I created 3 different cards.

This first panel is a splatter background and I used the stencil with white ink and then embossed with black embossing powder.

The panel was matted with black cardstock and placed on an orange card.  Joy Clair's Happy Halloween was stamped and embossed, die cut and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

For the orange panel, I used the stencil adding white ink for the swirls and black ink for the bats.

The panel was matted with black cardstock and wrapped with twine before adhering to the card. Joy Clair's Happy Fall was stamped and die cut then added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

For the black panel, I flipped the stencil, used white ink and then embossed with white embossing powder.

The panel was matted with pattern paper and then wrapped with twine before being added to an orange card.

A tag was created from cardstock and slipped behind the twine.  Happy Halloween was stamped twice and added to the card with foam adhesives.

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Thank You with Tutti Designs

 Hi everyone, I've got another project for Dies R Us.   I've created a Butterfly card.

Using the Tutti Butterfly Dance die, I die cut it from white and pink cardstock.  

I wanted the butterflies to appear in flight so the butterflies were fussy cut from the pink panel.   The edges of the white panel were inked with brown ink as were the pink butterflies.

Adding a pattern panel to a pink card, I adhered the white die cut panel to the card using the Best Glue Ever.  The center of the butterflies were glued to the card leaving the wings free.

I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment.  
Using 3D foam squares, I adhered the sentiment to the lower right corner.

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

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Hexagon Box

Hi everyone, this month's challenge on the Scor-Pal blog is to create anything for organization purposes, just be sure it includes more than one score.

Today I'm sharing the direction of how to create this Hexagon Box.

Cut cardstock 8 1/2" x 6"
Score the long side at 2", 4", 6", 8"
Rotate and score 1/2"

Cut cardstock 4 1/2" x 6"
Score the short side 2", 4"
Rotate and score 1/2"

Place ScorTape along the 2 long edges that are 1/2".

Join the pieces to create the box by adhering at the  1/2" mark.

Cut 4 pieces of pattern paper, each 1 7/8" x 5 1/2".
Adhere the pieces to the exterior.
Repeat for the inside if desired.
Adhere the final edges to create the box.

Die cut 2 medium sized hexagons and 2 large sized hexagons (sorry for the different color!)

Adhere the medium hexagon to the box bottom, forming the shape.
It's a little fiddly, so work slowly - the die will not line up edge to edge - but it will hold the shape.
Adhere one of the large hexagons on top of the medium one.
It will slightly overlap the box, so cut off the excess.
Place the 2nd medium hexagon inside the box bottom giving it added stability.

Cut 1" x 7" strip for the handle.
Cut 1/2' strip of pattern paper and add to handle.

To create the box top:
Cut 2 pieces of cardstock, each 2" x 8".
Use a scalloped die to die cut both pieces and adhere them together forming one piece.

Score 1/2" from the straight edge and place a row of Scor-Tape.
Working one section at a time, line the scalloped edging with the large hexagon.
At each point, cut the scalloped strip on an angle and score.
Work around the hexagon until you reach the end and cut off the excess.
Cut a strip of pattern paper 1/2" x 9".
Score at each point and adhere around the scalloped border.
Add a large scalloped circle on top.
Place the handle next and adhere with Scor-Tape.
Place brads for added stability.
Glue flowers about the handle.

Simply by changing up the papers, wouldn't this make a great gift for a teacher, a friend, or perhaps a wedding couple?
What will you place inside?

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Lavinia World Challenge #7

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

Using Flower Fairy, I stamped and embossed her on white cardstock.  Next I die cut her and matted her with a larger die.

Creating a card from black cardstock, I added pattern paper and black cardstock to create the layers.  Flower Fairy was added to the center.  Using enamel drops, I added texture to the flowers.

Secrets was stamped and embossed, then added to the corner with foam adhesives for dimension.

Would love to see what you create for Challenge #7.  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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Up Up and Away

Hi everyone, Just For Fun Rubber Stamps has disbanded the design team, but I still have projects to share. 

The Cattails image was stamped with brown ink on blue cardstock.  In the center, I added a large dark blue oval and stamped the Up Up @ Away stamp on a white oval.  The panel was matted with dark blue panel.

Butterflies were punched from Rinea Foiled Papers in Marigold Starstruck and Fuschia Starstruck, then added around the oval center.

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Baby Shower Decorations

Hi everyone, I'm using etchall dip 'n etch to create baby shower decorations.

Using etchall dip 'n etch liquid, I etched assorted pieces of glassware to use for baby shower decorations.  Since I wanted both inside and outside of each piece etched, I filled the bottles with dip 'n etch and then placed them in a container and poured additional dip 'n etch in the container.

I also placed the smaller jars in a container of dip 'n etch.  I let the glassware sit in the dip 'n etch for 15 minutes, then I poured the dip 'n etch back into it's original container.  Since dip 'n etch is reusable, there is no waste.

Dip 'n etch darkens over time, as mine has, but that doesn't impact it's etching ability.

Don't they look amazing?

Once etched, the glassware can be decorated as desired.  In keeping with the baby shower theme, I wrapped the small jars with Rinea Blush/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and Turquoise/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and added Silver Starstruck Foiled Paper on the tops.

Bows, created with the Bowdabra, were added to the jars in the basket and baby elements were added to each.  There's a secret in each jar but you'll have to attend the baby shower to find out the results!

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