9/26/17

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
 


Time for Tea

Hi everyone.    It's Tuesday and it's my turn on the Topflight Stamp blog.  If you haven't checked out the Topflight store yet, you need to see the variety of stamps in the store.  They have some amazing stamps from all over the world.

Today I'm using Enchanted Tea Party.


I created a background using the tea cup and watch, repeatedly stamping each in black ink on a panel of white.


Next, I wrapped Whisker Graphics twine around the panel and adhered the panel to a black card.



I stamped the tea pot on another panel of white and die cut.  I added it to a larger black circle, then placed it on the card using foam adhesives for dimension.  The phrase was added next to the tea pot.

I love the black and white effect on this card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph




9/18/17

Joy Clair and RInea Foiled Cards

Hi everyone, I'm on the Joy Clair blog today with two of the new stamp sets that  were recently released.  We are also working with Rinea Foils this month and I created two very different cards combining Joy Clair stamps and Rinea Foils.



My first card uses the Be a Flamingo stamp set which consists of 13 images and phrases.   I  started by adding black cardstock to my card, then I cut Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper slightly smaller and embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.   The foils emboss really well and the details reflect that.


After adhering the embossed paper to the card, I added a strip of pink cardstock and wrapped some twine on the right side.  The flamingo was stamped on white cardstock and colored before die cutting, matting and adding to the card with foam adhesives.  I die cut the phrase and added it in the left corner.


For my next card, I used October Fun.  Consisting of 13 images and phrases, this stamp set is perfect for bible journaling and card making.  It makes for awesome Halloween cards.


I used Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and embossed it with a Halloween embossing folder.  Next, I stamped and fussy cut 3 of the Halloween images from  October Fun.  I lined them up in front of the embossed Halloween house.  The panel was matted with blue cardstock and added to a black card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Happy Haunting was stamped on white cardstock, die cut and matted with blue cardstock. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph