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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NSD Blog Hop with the ClearSnap Creative Team!

join the ClearSnap creative team all weekend long as we hop and scrap and hop some more!

our designers are bringing you a bundle of fun and lots of inky techniques for your scrapbook pages!

just hop through and leave a comment on each post. each designer is giving away their own prize pack so be sure to visit every blog on the hop!

entries close on monday may 6, 2013 at 12:00am…

hi! welcome to my blog!

i have a layout to share with you that features LOTS, and LOTS of inks and more from ClearSnap as well as several techniques. my layout started with 1 sheet of white cardstock, scrap kraft cardstock, manila tags, raw chipboard pieces, and some ribbon, twine and bits from my stash.

my challenge to myself was to turn plain unadorned pieces and papers into a colorful, collaged, nature-themed layout.

here’s the finished layout…

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the white cardstock background was transformed into a bright, blue “sky”, by lightly spritzing it with Sea Kiss Smooch Spritz at the upper left and lower right hand corners, then filling in with ColorBox Sprays! in Sky. the combo of the aqua toned spritz and blue spray makes a very pretty sky, plus you get just a touch of shimmer from the spritz…

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next, i wanted to add some tone on tone images to make the background more interesting, so i used the Rollagraph and Jumbo Say What? Stamping Wheel along with ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Ink in Sky to add a very subtle script pattern

and Mermaid ColorBox Archival Dye Ink was used to stamp some aqua dragonflies …

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then the leaf pattern was added using Mint ColorBox Pigment Ink, which was heat set…

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and a distressed design was added at the right side of the page to balance the leaves using ColorBox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan. a handy tip here to avoid having sharp edges when stamping a design like this is to only partially ink the stamp. this is easy to do using the ColorBox Stylus & Tips tool…

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the edges of the background page were inked using both Chestnut Roan and French Blue Chalk Inks.

with the background done, it was time to move onto embellishing! i started with the photos, they were matted in kraft cardstock and the edges were inked using French Blue Chalk Ink. next, they needed a background to “rest” on, so i took a piece of kraft cardstock, added a pattern using the Rollagraph and Jumbo Mixed Dot Design Wheel with Watermark Ink. the design was embossed using Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder, then when cooled, was sprayed lightly with ColorBox Sprays! in Artichoke

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the manila tags were spritzed using Sea Kiss Smooch Spritz, then when dry, were stamped using Chalk and Pigment Inks. using several types of inks in layers produces an interesting contrast. for this tag, the clock was stamped with Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, the watch in Mint Pigment Ink and the sentiment using Iris Pigment Ink which was embossed using Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder. a good hint when layering inks like this is to heat set as you go – especially if you plan on embossing a layer, otherwise, the embossing powder will stick to any ink that is still wet…

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the border under the photos was made using the Rollagraph and Standard Design Wheel in the Chinese Noodles Pattern. one of my favorite things to do with the Rollagraph is to roll multiple images with it, sometimes in different colors as was done here. the design was rolled once using ColorBox Premium Dye Ink in Sky, then again using ColorBox Archival Dye Ink in Moody Blue

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the raw chipboard leaves were first inked using Mint Pigment Ink, then after heat setting, the script design was added and embossed using the Jumbo Say What? Design Wheel, Patina Mix’d Media Inx and Top Boss Embossing Powder. a little distressing around the edges using Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink finishes them off…

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some baker’s twine and a charm finish off the layout…

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i used a LOT of different products and a LOT of different techniques on this layout, but don’t feel you have to do the same! pick and choose what you like best and what works for YOUR layout! but the next time you can’t find “that perfect paper” for your project, think about making it YOURSELF!

SUPPLIES:

ClearSnap:

  • Smooch Spritz: Sea Kiss
  • ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Dye Ink Sprays!: Sky and Artichoke
  • Color Catcher
  • ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan and French Blue
  • ColorBox Pigment Ink: Turtle, Iris and Mint
  • Donna Salazar Mix’d Media Inx: Patina
  • ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Inks: Sky and Blueberry
  • ColorBox Archival Dye Ink: Mermaid and Moody Blue
  • Watermark Ink
  • Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder
  • Rollagraph: Standard Handle, Jumbo Handle, Chinese Noodles Standard Design Wheel and Say What? and Mixed Dots Jumbo Design Wheels
  • ColorBox Stylus & Tips

Other:

  • Hampton Art: Time Pieces Clear Stamp Set and Weathered Background Wood Mount Stamp
  • Artemio: #10001140 Postcard Clear Stamp Set
  • Woodware: English Leaves
  • My Sentiments Exactly: Multi Collage and Schoolhouse Lower/Number Clear Stamp Sets
  • Bazzill: White and Kraft Cardstocks
  • Beacon: Zip Dry
  • The Twinery: Baker’s Twine
  • 2 Small Manila Tags
  • Vintage Blue Seam Binding
  • Chipboard Leaves
  • Dragonfly Charm
  • Jump Ring
  • Small Safety Pin

Tools:

  • Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Heat Gun
  • Jewelry Pliers
  • Double Sided Tape

i was the last stop on this HOP; but just in case you were visiting my blog by way other than the hop, you will want to start at the top of the list and work your way down so you can see ALL the terrific projects and ideas!

Clearsnap Blog http://clearsnap.blogspot.com/  – start here
Megan Aaron http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com/
Suzanne Austin http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com/
Sabrina Alery http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com/
Tami Sanders https://tamisanders.com/ – you are here now

don’t forget to leave a comment at each an every stop as EACH CT member will be selecting their own winner!

and also please “likeClearSnap on Facebook, and follow ClearSnap on: Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest for MORE great project ideas and contest info!

and of course, please visit us on the ClearSnap Blog!

thanks!

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ClearSnap Giveaway!

hello!

how would you like to win a MYSTERY BOX full of terrific goodies from ClearSnap? if your answer is yes – and why would it be anything else – all you need to do is one {or more} of the following:

  • Follow Clearsnap on Facebook
  • Follow Clearsnap on Pinterest
  • Follow Clearsnap on Twitter

just click on this link to enter…
a Rafflecopter giveaway

the contest ends on march 27, so be sure you enter before then!

who knows what inky goodness you could win! ColorBox Pigment Inks? ColorBox Archival Dye Inks? Stephanie Barnard Sprays! Sprinkles Chunky Glitter? Design Adhesives? ColorBox Queues? if you are the lucky winner you’ll just have to wait and see! because it is a MYSTERY BOX!

maybe you will receive some Smooch, Smooch Glitz or a Molding Mat, they are the trio of ClearSnap products that i used, along with some polymer clay, to create this bracelet…

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if you’d like to create a bracelet like this yourself, head over to the ClearSnap Blog to get the supplies and directions for this project. {zebra print bracelet: march 8 post}

good luck! and feel free to pass this post on to your friends so THEY can enter to win too! just make sure they’ll share if they do win!

 


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CHA inspired…

hello! today i’d like to share my monthly design team project for Clearsnap…

it’s a MixEd MEdiA Altered Canvas that was inspired by Summer CHA. I showed a sneak peek of the project last month on the Clearsnap Facebook page, and now, it’s ALL done and ready to share!

For me, CHA is always an amazing source of inspiration. And with this year’s MixEd MEdiA theme tying in with the New Donna Salazar MixEd MEdiA iNX, all kinds of fresh ideas for new projects came to mind.

The CHA display that I found most fascinating this year was the Mixed Media Fashion Show where over a dozen EXTREMELY talented designers used various materials to sculpt fantasy dresses.

So I took what I saw and gathered up some souvenirs of my CHA trip; receipts, baggage claim checks, airline tickets, dinner receipts, notes I made and more. I also rounded up a few of the stamps I had used in the classes I taught at CHA. Then I raided my hoard of vintage “junque” and collected some more Clearsnap products to use. All were combined into one piece of MixEd MEdiA aRt

The background is a flat canvas that was first “painted” with layers of the Donna Salazar MixEd MEdiA iNX. The inks blend BEAUTIFULLY and they are so mayo-like super creamy, that the coverage is AWESOME! You can use the Stylus and Blender Tip to apply and blend the inks, but I must confess to cover and blend large areas, or to add a little touch of ink, I like to use my FINGERS! In my opinion art should be a little MESSY! 

Circles of script were stamped in Black ink while the canvas was still “wet”, then, the entire piece was sprinkled with and embossed using Clear Embossing Powder. Scrolls and words were added and embossed in Sterling Silver. Finally, flowers were stamped using the MixEd MEdiA iNX and embosed in Opalescent Clear and finished with vintage button centers…

 
 

The wood dress form was from KaiserCraft; they were using it for a make & take during CHA and were kind enough to give me one to use on the blog. The stand portion was inked using Jasmine MixEd MEdiA iNX, then stamped in Black with a script stamp and embossed using Clear Embossing Powder, while the base was inked in Black…

The body was covered with a woven piece that was made by cutting pieces of my black and white “souvenirs” into thin strips and weaving them together. The piece was fitted to the mannequin, then trimmed to fit. MixEd MEdiA iNX in Honey and Chiffon were rubbed on to add some color…

To further embellish the dress form, a vintage junque-jewelry rhinestone piece was adhered as a choker, and paper roses and leaves were made from more ticket and receipt pieces that had been tinted using Smooch Spritz. After they were formed, they were rubbed with MixEd MEdiA iNX in Honey…

 
The two tiered skirt has a canvas fabric overskirt and vintage pattern piece underskirt. The canvas was first stamped and embossed with a Damask pattern using Top Boss Tinted Embossing Pad and Opalescent Clear Embossing Powder. Then it was spritzed with multiple colors of Smooch Spritz. The tissue underskirt was stamped in the same pattern but with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink, then it too was sprayed with several Smooch Spritzes, but this time in brighter shades. The canvas was gathered and adhered using Beacon 3-in-1 glue – which is PERFECT for use with Mixed Media projects as it can be used to adhere a multitude of different surfaces. Scor-Tape was used to gather and adhere the underskirt…

The ribbon trim was made by dyeing vintage seam binding using Smooch Spritz, then crumpling the ribbon tightly in a napkin while it was still wet. After the ribbon dried, it was adhered using Scor-Tape…

Since I plan to display this piece in my studio, the words chosen were my favorite “3 I’s of Crafting” — Inspiration, Imagination and Innovation. The words were made by stamping the letters in Wicked Black Dye Ink, with several different alphabet stamp sets, on a piece of file folder that had been bLinGeD up with Smooch Spritz . The letters were cut apart and slightly “crumpled”. Then they were distressed using Leather MixEd MEdiA iNX applied with a Stylus and Blender Tip…

The wood disc was rubbed with several colors of MixEd MEdiA iNX, then stamped with a damask pattern in the Chiffon Ink. A button embellished with a vintage piece of junque-jewelry served to hyphenate the word… 

 SUPPLIES:

Clearsnap Products:

Other Products:

If you haven’t tried the new MixEd MEdiA iNX you need to find them and give them a try in order to fully appreciate their creamy goodness!

And please go by and visit the CLEARSNAP BLOG, new posts are added everyday by their talented hostesses and Design Team Members.

And don’t think you need to be an “artist” to give this art form a whirl, all you need is a pile of goodies and a little inspiration, imagination and innovation!


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new SMOOCH project…

while doing the demo at STAMP ANTONIO, some of the ladies were asking some VERY interesting questions about what you could and couldn’t do with SMOOCH!

since the product is still fairly new, i’m sure not all it’s possibilities have been tapped. mindy at stamp antonio, had told me about an article in the new issue of Scrap n’ Stamp. i don’t have that issue, so i can’t give the correct credit here, but there was an article on Smooch that used it in some pretty creative ways. one of those ways was to thin it with an embossing pad reinker in order to blend it; it created an almost transucent look.

among the questions asked at the demo was “can you stamp with it”. up til then, i wasn’t sure it would really work well, since the ink dries so quickly. but with the article mindy mentioned  fresh in my mind, i grabbed a stamp, an embossing pad, and some SMOOCH. this is the result…

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to create the pear, i first inked the stamp using the embossing pad to “float” the ink a bit, and keep it from drying out too quickly. then i just painted on the stamp, coloring in areas of the design. after i had added the colors, i blended them together a bit at the edges {use a beauty swab or a fantastix}, then stamped! the result was GORGEOUS! a shimmery, pearly stamped image that had a beautiful blend of colors. it was quick and easy to do!

the card was made pretty impromptue – the pear was actually stamped on the white paper we were using as a blotter! i just tore it out then inked the edges with more Smooch. i had craft and black cardstock on hand for the bookmarks, so i used them for elements of the card. then grabbed another stamp for the verse – again stamped on my blotter – tore it out and inked the edges as well and viola – a quick and easy card!

if you try this at home – and you CAN, it’s EASY – please send me the resulting project if you’d like to share. or if you’ve been experimenting on your own and have a fun technique to share, please consider sending it for me to post! i’d like to see what YOU are doing!


smooch project #3…

okay, here’s the last of them – for awhile at least!

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i wanted to see if SMOOCH would work on acrylic, and it does – you just have to either be patient – or impatient! LOL! sound contradictory? it is a bit. if you are patient, you can paint SMOOCH on acrylic or glass and just set it aside to dry – for up to 2 days – depending on how thick you laid it on! if you are like me and are impatient, then you can take your chances with a heat gun. a heat gun definitely speeds up the process, but you have to be careful not to MELT your project! the main thing is to keep the gun at least 6 inches away from your acrylic, keep the gun moving, and use a heat and cool method. you can’t keep the heat gun on the piece constantly or it will melt. so you need to heat a little, then cool, then heat and cool, until the ink is dry or almost dry. you can tell you are getting somewhere when the ink starts to take on a matte appearance rather than a glossy one.

i wanted to try altering one of the ghost birds from heidi swapp. awhile back, i had tried embossing on ghost shapes, and it worked, but again, i had to be careful NOT to melt the little birdies, and had used the heat and cool method successfully to emboss patterns on them. so i started with that, i didn’t just want to try coloring the birds, i wanted to create a pattern to color first.

so… here’s what i did:

1) i first used an anti-static bag on the side of the acrylic i wanted to emboss (i embossed on the front, and inked on the back)

2) then i stamped my design – in this case a swirl pattern – using TOP BOSS tinted embossing stamp pad.

3) then i embossed it using TOP BOSS black embossing powder. be careful to follow the above mentioned heat gun “rules”. emboss one small section at a time, and don’t overheat or the acrylic will melt or your embossed design will melt and run!

4) when the piece had cooled, i flipped it over and filled in the designs on the back with SMOOCH. and of course, since i am IMPATIENT, i used a heat gun to speed up the drying process.

5) when cool, i adhered the pieces to my card. i used BEACON 3-in-1 dabbed in a few spots to adhere the blue birds, and 3D dots to adhere the yellow bird. these 2 adhesive types did not show through, you may have to experiment if you use different adhesives.

6) my letters started out white, i inked them red using COLORBOX warm red chalk ink, the applied the polka dots using a black Slick Writer.

7) the “yourself” comes from a MY SENTIMENTS EXACTLY set, and i stamped it using COLORBOX blackbird chalk ink. 

7 1/2) i used tiny pearls from kaiser for the eyes. {8) always puts a smiley face on my instructions, so from now on, i think i’ll use 7 1/2!}

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and i also promised a snippet of a peak of another project, i can’t show the whole thing though – at least not yet!  it did involve inking on acrylic and yes, the acrylic is from PRIMA

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thanks to everyone who stopped in to take a look at these projects!


daisy bucket projects!

i just added this post to the DAISY BUCKET BLOG, but thought i’d go ahead and post it here too… {and yes – i KNOW that i already shared the first project, but i didn’t want to delete the previous post because there are links to it that are still up}

if you haven’t been to their blog, you might just want to check it out – there are some AMAZINGLY talented women on the team {and no, i am not including myself in that flattery!}

4/21 Daisy Bucket post {adding color to your stamps…}

i like to stamp, but i admit, i find myself stamping with black ink a lot, or just stamping a title or sentiment in one color. but there is a WHOLE rainbow of colors out there, and it’s pretty easy to bring them into your stamping. and i’m not just talking about dabbing your stamp into one new color at a time, i’m talking about filling your stamped images with color – LOTS of color…

i always liked to color when i was little… there was something VERY relaxing about opening that big box of 64 colors and rubbing them across the newsprint type paper that they used in coloring books “in the olden days”! LOL! the crayons went on smooth as silk – gliding across the page and filling that black and white image with color. now-a-days, the crayons are waxy and the paper is smooth and it’s just not the same. but if you are like me, you can revive your love of coloring, just in a new way – with your stamps! 2 of the techniques below begin with a black and white stamped image that you get to color in, just remember to STAY IN THE LINES! LOL! (or cheat like me and emboss your image so it’s easier to stay in those darn lines!

i’ve done 3 cards, each with a different technique for adding color to your stamping. i used papers from the LITTLE BLACK DRESS line as well as black and white cardstocks, black ink, and black and white embossing powders (are you beginning to sense a theme?) i wanted EVERYTHING to begin as black and white, so that the colors we were adding would REALLY POP!

for this first project, i used a new product called Smooch. it’s a pearlized ink that you paint on with a brush in the handle. the brush has a semi-rigid, REALLY tiny tip that lets you get into small areas easily. the colors are gorgeous, and they bring a LOT of color to a simple black and white image…

Happy Thoughts Card

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Supplies:

Daisy Bucket: Little Black Dress – Dinner with Friends printed paper, Stamps – caterpillar, row of grass, label, happy thoughts and dragonfly

Other: Clearsnap:  SMOOCH – gold lame, siren, pumpkin, azure and green apple, Top Boss tinted embossing stamp pad, Top Boss embossing powders – white and black, Prism: black and white cardstock, 3D dots, rhinestones and heat gun

Directions:

1) cut a 4″ X 12″ piece of white cardstock and fold in half to make card.

2) cut a 3″ X 3 1/2″ piece of striped paper and adhere to card.

3) stamp dragonflies, caterpillar and grass on black cardstock using embossing pad. emboss with white embossing powder.

4) color stamps using SMOOCH, then cut out.

5) stamp label on white cardstock using embossing pad, then stamp verse inside label. emboss with black embossing powder.

6) color in label, then cut out.

7) adhere elements to card, using 3D dots to adhere caterpillar and label then add rhinestones to dragonflies.

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next… i used pencils by Prismacolor, they are nice and smooth and glide on nicely! they have a blender pencil that lets you smooth several colors together so you can add shading easily…

Great Day Card 

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Supplies:

Daisy Bucket: Little Black Dress – Black Tie Affair printed paper, Stamps – layered daisy, great day and striped square

Other: Sanford: Primsacolor colored pencils – 2 shades each – light and dark – pink, yellow and blue, Clearsnap: ColorBox Chalk Ink – blackbird and pastel pink, Prism – white cardstock, 3D dots and pink rhinestone

Directions:

1) cut a 7 X 8 piece of white cardstock and fold in half lengthwise to make a 3 1/2 X 8 card.

2) cut and adhere a 2 X 8 piece of polka dot paper to card.

3) stamp 5 flowers on white cardstock using black ink.

4) color 2 flowers pink with blue centers, and 2 flowers blue with pink centers, each with yellow middle petals. color 1 flower yellow with pink center petals and add a pink rhinestone at the center.

—  to color and shade: begin with the darker color, and go around outside of large petals, add lighter color at center of petals, then use belnder   to combine and smooth out the 2. for the center petals, begin with the darker color at the part nearest the center, then add the lighter color at the tip of the petal, then blend. you can go over the colors again to add depth and a deeper color, just remember to blend each time!

5) cut out flowers and adhere pink and blue ones to card.

6) stamp the striped block using pink ink. when dry, add yellow color to the white areas of the stripe. then cut out, leaving a 1/8 border around the edge. color the border using blue, go over the colors with the blender to smooth.

7) ink the edge of the block in black ink and adhere to card.

8) adhere yellow flower using 3D dot.

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and finally, and this is probably the EASIEST techinique because it’s not really coloring,  just stamp your image on printed paper!

Hip Hip Hooray! Card 

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Supplies:

Daisy Bucket: Little Black Dress – Out on the Town printed paper, Perfect Harmony – Avery, Stamps – birdie and hip hip hooray

Other:  Clearsnap: Top Boss – embossing stamp pad and black embossing powder, Prism – white  and black cardstock, Marvy – 2″ circle punch, 3D dots and rhinestone

Directions:

1) cut a 5 X 10 piece of white cardstock and fold in half to make card.

2) cut a 2 3/4 X 5 piece of black cardstock and adhere to card.

3) cut a 2 1/4 X 5 piece of polka dot paper and adhere to card.

4) stamp and emboss birds on pink, blue and yellow printed paper; cut out and adhere to card.

5) stamp and emboss sentiment; then punch out.

6) ink edges of circle and adhere to the card using 3D dots.

7) add rhinestones to flower center on birds.

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i hope you enjoy these projects and techniques and will give them a try to bring a little COLOR into the basic black and white!

—tami {dt member}


new clearsnap products!

among CLEARSNAP’s new releases at cha were DESIGN ADHESIVES, GLITTER and some new EMBOSSING POWDER colors… they aren’t in stores yet, but they will be soon!

DESIGN ADHESIVES are a little like rub ons, you place them where you want them and rub them on, but what you get when you peel away the backing, is a design in adhesive. it’s sticky so you can add glitter, embossing powder, pearl-ex, flocking, microbeads, etc. the new GLITTERS work wonderfully with the design adhesives! they are super fine and have a brilliant shine! you can also cut the design adhesives apart and place the pieces where you want them, or put one element down at a time to easily layer on colors.

i’ve made 2 wedding cards using the new products. i used a fancy scroll pattern with metallic papers and glitters on one, and the other card is more casual with hearts and pink and blue papers and embossing powders. the directions and supplies for both cards are given. (and yes, i KNOW that number 8 in the directions for the mr & mrs card is showing up as a smiley face! i have NO idea why though! LOL!)

“best wishes” card

 

supplies:

Clearsnap: Design Adhesives – ornate border, Glitter – fool’s gold, silver lining and winter frost and Top Boss – white embossing powder 

Prism: metallic cardstock – bronze and gold leaf and prismatics – suede brown

Sakura: Quickie Glue

directions:

1) cut a 7″ X 7 1/2″ piece of bronze cardstock and fold in half lengthwise to make card.

2) cut a 3 3/8″ X 7 3/8″ piece of brown cardstock and adhere to center front of card.

3) cut a 2″ X 7″ piece of gold cardstock and adhere DESIGN ADHESIVES to it.

4) working carefully, apply WHITE FROST GLITTER to the heart designs in the border, only use a small amount of glitter, and press lightly. flip quickly upside down and tap off excess glitter.

5) apply FOOL’S GOLD glitter to the thicker part of the scroll pattern.

apply glitter

add gold glitter

flip over quickly and tap to remove excess glitter

gold glitter applied

gold glitter applied

6) apply SILVER LINING glitter to the rest of the design; flip and tap to remove excess glitter.

finished embellishment

finished embellishment

7) adhere glittered piece to a 2 1/4″ X 7 1/4″ piece of bronze cardstock and adhere to card.
 
8) use quickie glue pen to write “best wishes” above the border. apply white embossing powder, remove excess and then heat set with heat gun.
 
 

“mr & mrs” card

 

supplies:

Clearsnap: Design Adhesives – dancing hearts, Embossing Powder – sterling silver, ballet pink and lullaby blue and Top Boss – embossing stamp pad
 
Prism: Prismatics black, white, pink and blue cardstocks
 
My Sentiments Exactly: perky lower alphabet clear stamps
 
The Paper Company: silver swirl paper
 
EK Success: 3D dots

directions:

1) cut a 5″ X 10″ piece of black cardstock and fold in half to make card.
 
2) cut a 4 1/4″ square of blue cardstock and adhere to front of card.
 
3) cut a 4″ square of pink cardstock and adhere to front of card.
 
4) cut a 3 3/4″ square of printed paper and adhere to front of card.
 
5) cut a 1″ X 5″ strip of white cardstock, run EMBOSSING PAD around edges of strip. apply STERLING SILVER embossing powder, remove excess and heat using a heat gun.
tinted embossing pad makes it easy to see where you are applying it

tinted embossing pad makes it easy to see where you are applying it

6) stamp “mr” using PERKY stamps on strip, emboss with LULLABY BLUE embossing powder. then stamp “&”, and emboss with STERLING SILVER embossing powder. and finally stamp “mrs” and emboss with BALLET PINK embossing powder.
stamped strip & my sentiments exactly stamps

stamped strip & my sentiments exactly stamps

 7) cut 2 hearts from dancing hearts DESIGN ADHESIVE strip. cut centers patterns from hearts.

center designs removed
center designs removed
8) apply heart designs to scrap piece of white cardstock, apply SILVER LINING embossing powder, remove excess and heat set using a heat gun.
embossed hearts

embossed hearts

9) apply designs to center of hearts.
center designs applied

center designs applied

10) emboss one heart center using BALLET PINK embossing powder and use LULLABY BLUE for the other.
center designs embossed
center designs embossed

11) adhere stamped strip to card, then adhere pink heart, use a 3D dot to adhere blue heart.