tami sanders * paper crafter

tami sanders is a paper crafter that teaches locally and does design work for a few companies…


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Clearsnap {GOLD FOIL} Blog Hop!!!

hello!

welcome to the Clearsnap {Gold Foil} Blog Hop!

it’s titled “Gold Foil”, but you’ll see lots of foil colors besides gold used in projects on this hop. i used several different colors myself!

foil is HOT right now! you will find it embellishing everything from clothing to home decor and Clearsnap has some great products that you can use to BLING up YOUR projects!

i am showing 3 quick and easy techniques to add foil accents to chipboard as well as a frame made using the pieces from one of the techniques.

TECHNIQUE #1: adding foil accents to chipboard using dry adhesive…

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for this chipboard heart, i left it au natural.  you could ink or paint it if you don’t like the look of the raw chipboard. the dry adhesive i used has a small “dot” pattern in it, which i like as it adds texture to the piece. i rubbed on the adhesive in different spots, and then burnished on the foil. filling in spots and overlapping them as i worked. you could also cover the chipboard piece completely with the adhesive first, then add the foil around in different areas, but i prefer the layered look i got working in small sections and slightly overlapping the adhesive and foils.

supplies:

Clearsnap: Designer Foils: Campfire, Lagoon and Cherry Pie

Grafix: Artist-Tac

Chipboard Heart

TECHNIQUE #2: adding foil accents using double sided tape…

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i started with the same chipboard heart but this time, covered it completely with double sided tape.  then i cut strips of foil and applied them diagonally on the heart. then i added strips of a narrow double sided tape going the other way and burnished on a different foil.

supplies:

Clearsnap: Designer Foils: Plum Crazy, Lagoon, Silver Fog and Winter Sky

Scor-Pal: Score Tape: Wide and Narrow Double Sided Tape

Chipboard Heart

TECHNIQUE #3: adding foil accents using Design Adhesives…

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plain chipboard letters were first painted with Izink Inks. then once dry, Design Adhesives were applied to the letters and then foiled.

supplies:

Clearsnap: Design Adhesives: French Swirl, Designer Foil: Plum Crazy and Izink Ink: Tulip and Opaline

Chipboard Letters

here is a frame i made using the foiled “love” letters…

foil frame - wm

the frame was painted with Izink Ink. then Design Adhesives were applied in areas around the frame and then foiled. flowers and trim complete the look.

supplies:

Clearsnap: Design Adhesives: Ornate Border, Designer Foil: Siilver Fog, Izink Ink: Amethyst, Tulip and Opaline, ColorBox Pigment Ink: Burlap and Plum and ColorBox Stylus & Tips

Hydrangea Hippo: Pink Beaded Hoops

Foiled Chipboard Letters

Wood Frame

Flowers

Vintage Silver Cording

Paintbrush

here are a few hints to remember when working with the Designer Foils and Designer Adhesives:

* you can use ALL the foil on each sheet of Designer Foil. just keep applying it and moving to a spot that still has foil and applying again.

* you can use ALL of the designs on the Design Adhesive sheets too. you can cut them apart or just burnish off the portion you want, then move to apply remaining designs.

* surface must be DRY before applying Design Adhesives or Designer Foils otherwise they may not apply correctly.

* you can use a bone folder to burnish Designer Foils or Design Adhesives, but your finger works great.

i put together a Snapguide showing how to do each of the 3 foiling techniques on the chipboard pieces:
Check out this guide on Snapguide

i also put together a separate Snapguide showing how to create the frame step by step: Check out this guide on Snapguide

watch for Valentine cards featuring the 2 foiled hearts on the Clearsnap Blog in february!

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SAVE THE DATE!!!

SAVE THE DATE!!!

don’t mess with TexasDE-constructed altered book class will be held from 1:30 to 5:00 on SUNDAY, march 1 at scrapbook n’ more.

YUP! susan is gonna open the store JUST FOR US! so PLEASE mark your calendars now. you can SIGN UP NOW if you like. cost of the class will be $48.

there should be LOTS of CHA goodies in the store by then, so you can come a little early (susan will open the store at 1:00) if you’d like to shop before the class!

i post shots of some of the supplies i’ll be using early next week and will try to get the sample done ASAP!

and don’t forget my first classes of the year will be coming up on tuesday, january 27 – photoFULL and money $aving $ketches. both at scrapbook n’ more from 10:30 to 1:30. take one or both! cost is $15 per class. please call scrapbook n’ more to sign up.

AND – one more thing… there will be a garage sale at scrapbook n’ more THIS saturday, january 17 beginning at 9amCASH ONLY! get there early for the BEST selection! jimmyesue from Texana Designs will be there offering a free make n take from 9am-11:30. there will be drawings offered as well as a free mini stamp with your purchase of $15 in Texana Designs stamps.

thanks!

 


upcycled valentine on the TCW blog…

hiya!

i have a card up on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog – it’s an upcycled Valentine…

tcw upcycle valentine - wm

i used several different stencils from TCW and gelatos to color it in. the card base is a paper bag leftover from holiday shopping and the background and embellishment are pages torn from a second hand romance novel.

please view it on the TCW BLOG – UPCYCLED VALENTINE for more info as well as a link to a Snapguide i made showing how i made the card step-by-step. and if you like it, please post a comment for me on the TCW Blog so i’ll know you stopped by!

thanks,


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Happy New Year!!!

happy new year – a week and a half late! lol!

i realized today that this january marks the beginning of the 8th year of my blog; my first post was january 3, 2008.

i only began blogging because i was tired of answering “no” when asked if i had one. to me “blog” sounded like such a depressing, techie word – B—L—O—G – like a foghorn with a nasal twang – that’s what i heard in my head anyway!

i haven’t always been consistent with my posts, but some of you have hung in there with me anyway from the start. and i’ve picked up a few new readers along the way.

i reread my first blog posts, and if you are interested in seeing what was going on in january 2008, click HERE.

i’m not sure what all 2015 will bring, besides my oldest graduating high school – YIKES! i like to contemplate my teaching and design schedules about this time each year. so far, i haven’t decided to make many changes. i’m still planning on teaching my photoFULL and money $aving $ketches classes and planning a few altered book classes. i may offer some seasonal mini book or altered projects, but will probably wait to see if i’m inspired by a paper collection or idea!

the next altered book i am planning is a texas themed one. i am leaning to doing it in the DE-constructed style as i think it will work better with the embellishments i have in mind. i am still collecting tiques and trinkets for it. i will be using stamps from Paper Wings Productions, which is owned and operated by carrie avery which some of you know. i think the class will probably be in march – either before or after spring break. hopefully timed right for your bluebonnet photos!

wishing you all a very happy and prosperous new year!