Tuesday, September 27, 2011
When: Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00pm
Who: You and a friend!
Cost: $3 a set (favour & napkin ring)
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Sunday, September 25, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
My first try had me putting Crystal Effects on all the raised web parts and then sprinkling it with Dazzling Diamonds however, the Dazzling Diamonds just stuck to the whole thing. One big sparkly mess. When it was finally dry I tried to wipe some of the glitter off but static just kept a tight hold of it and it was useless.
My second attempt told me to be smarter and so I rubbed my Embossing Buddy over the web before using Crystal Effects and then Dazzling Diamonds. So yes, the diamonds didn't stick to everything but now my web was kind of smokey, foggy looking. Not sure what was better.
So what to do...well I had a box of new goodies to open so I put the project aside and thought I'd come back to it. As I dug through the things I just ordered from the Holiday Mini, I came across a little bottle. Not remembering what all I ordered I had to read it to remember what it was. Dazzling Details! Glitter in a bottle. The answer to my problem!!! Wow, this project just became too easy and with no mess. The glue comes out of that little bottle with such a nice small tip, perfect for little details. It was perfect! Can't wait to try it out on some more projects soon!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The rim of the hat is a 5 3/4" circle that I cut using my Circle Scissor Plus. I cut a smaller circle about 1 1/2" in the middle of the circle for getting your treats in and out later.
I placed the Petal Cone upside down in the middle of the circle and traced two of the sides of the cone. Next I removed the cone and cut the 2 lines using my craft knife. I slipped 2 of the flaps from the petal cone through the slits and adhered my sentiment from Sweet Centers, to one of the flaps.
I've entered this in...
Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #85 - Impress us!
4 Crafty Chicks #55 - Embossing
Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Wasn't too sure about this dsp, Spice Cake, when I first saw it but I have to say it has really grown on me. I think that lovely colour Pool Party has something to do with it. I definitely like the patterns and now that I have used them, I can't wait to get at them again.
I made the holes in the diorama using the 2 1/2" circle punch for the outside one and the 1 3/4" circle punch for the inside one.I attempted to make them look like pumpkins by giving them a Soft Suede stem that I ran through my crimper. I used the Vanilla background dsp to make the outside pumpkin look like one of those lovely ornamental pumpkins and the More Mustard dsp fro the inside for a more traditional looking pumpkin. In the background I stamped the line of trees from the set Lovely As A Tree on Glossy White paper. Next I sponged the coordinating colours randomly over the trees and then finished it off by filling in the holes with Soft Suede.
I really struggled to decide what sentiment to put on this card and in the end went with something super simple from Tiny Tags stamped directly on a leaf.
I've entered this card in Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge #84 - Fall theme.
So glad you stopped by for a view. See you soon!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
If you know me, you know I LOVE embossing folders. They have to be one of my absolute fave products to use. So today I used my Fifth Avenue Floral EF and then I pulled out that oh-so sharp craft knife and cut out a few of the petals. Watch your fingers with that knife. It is so crazy sharp it takes no effort at all to cut out those petals. Next I slipped in some bits of dsp behind the holes I created. Another great reason to love this technique. You get to use up all those little itty-bitty bits of leftover dsp. I glued them in place and trimmed off the excess from the edges. To finish it off I sponged a little bit of colour over the image to bring it out a bit more.
So here is the card. Like I said, I had a hard time keeping it simple. I used Stampin' 411 Sketch #221. It worked perfectly for my card.
Thanks for stopping by. I sure hope you'll be seeing more of me now that the kids and I are settling into our schedules. Have a great day!
Friday, September 16, 2011
We made one of these a few years back but with the steps all on one side. I like this version where it really gives a spotlight to what is in the center panel, in this case my glittery spider web. Last year I used this embossing folder alot but always sponged it in black. Today it dawned on me that spider webs are white. Duh. So I sponged it in white and then to mimic the way it looks with the morning dew on it, I used my Versa Marc on the raised lines, then Heat & Sticked it and then covered it with Dazzling Diamonds. I was going for a bit of an elegant look so I chose this paper in Rich Razzleberry from the Brights Collection DSP Stack. The doubled up ribbons was another attempt to make this card seem like it belongs in some elegant castle. Of course which castle wouldn't have a spider or two hiding away in some corner?
I've entered this card in SUO Challenge #27. They are looking for ribbons and bows.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
I used Less Is More Challenge #31 of getting something metallic on your card and inked up my all-time fave, Baroque Motifs, and took some Silver Embossing to it. I also used the silver to emboss my sentiment which is on the Decorative Label Punch. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I hope the sun is shining down on you too wherever you are. Have a great day!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
I used a great colour combo from Colour Q #100 that includes her new "big girl" favourite colour. Gone are the pink days with her. It's all about some form of turquoise blue now. The card was inspired but the sketch from Paper Players #61 this week. The flower uses the Bigz Die Flower Folds and the box is the Pennant Cone Die. The pattern on the flower petals is the rose stamp from Elements of Style. The little flowers in the center of the flower are the Boho Blossoms Punch topped off with a In-Color Designer Printed Brad. That glorious ribbon is Calypso Ruffled Ribbon.
For the sentiment I used the hostess set Tagtastic. I used 2 of the stamps and then layered them. A little bling was needed so I added 2 more Printed Brads. The dsp on the box is Berry Blossoms. I softened all the edges on the box by sponging Early Espresso.The card uses most of the same ideas but instead of the Scallop Circle behind the flower on the box, I now used the Scallop Square Duo. There is also another ribbon on the card, 5/8" Early Espresso Satin Ribbon. Thanks for stopping by. It's been a few weeks since I have made anything and it sure was good getting back in the saddle. See you soon!