tami sanders * paper crafter

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


brilliantly colored and foiled Easter eggs!

hi all!

i recently created some projects for GRAFIX and would like to share them with you over the next week or so.

one of the projects used the new Artist-tac, a dry adhesive, to add foil accents to paper mâché Easter eggs…

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the Artist-Tac was used to add the designs to the eggs: punched circles for dots and wide and narrow strips for stripes. the eggs get their GORGEOUS colors from Izink Inks and the foils are Designer Foils, both from Clearsnap.

i created a Snapguide that shows you step-by-step how you can make these eggs yourself…

Check out this guide on Snapguide

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happy valentine’s day!!!

happy valentine’s day!

i hope you are enjoying your day with family, friends and loved ones.

i have a new card sketch up on the Clearsnap Blog today.

the sample card i made using the sketch can be for valentine’s day or just any day to let someone know you care…

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you can view the sketch, sample card and directions at: FEBRUARY CARD SKETCH

if you visit me over on the Clearsnap Blog, please leave me a comment so i know you stopped by.

tami


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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…

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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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{merry} christmas canvas on the TCW blog…

hello!

are you getting things checked off your holiday list? mine are being ticked off VERY SLOWLY! Christmas seems to come faster and faster every year. the more i try to be prepared, the less prepared i feel!

i did manage to finish a canvas that i started in my altered canvas class last month. it even has a PHOTO on it! we went to a tree farm and found a very fat, very “crazy” Christmas tree! it is definitely different, but that is why we liked it. i snapped a photo of the hubbie and kids standing in front of it before we chopped it down. it went perfect with the canvas colors {i wonder how THAT happened – surely i didn’t select the clothes JUST to match the canvas – or did i! LOL!}

here is a pic of the finished canvas…

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you can view the post about this project on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog here: {MERRY} ALTERED CANVAS.

if you visit the TCW BLOG, please post a comment there so i’ll know you stopped by!

thanks, and if i don’t get a chance to post again…

have a merry CHRISTmas…


christmas ornaments on the TCW Blog

hi all!

i have a new project up on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog, these embossed metal ornaments…

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these ornaments are easy to make and are great for embellishing packages, bags, cards and tags.

metal pieces were embossed using a diecut machine and stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop. the tinting was done using Izink Inks from Clearsnap.

i’ve put together a Snapguide that shows how to make these step-by-step in both written and photo directions. you can view the project and get the link to the Snapguide by visiting the post here: EMBOSSED METAL ORNAMENTS – TCW BLOG

please post a comment for me on the TCW Blog, it would be nice to know you visited!

thanks,


dia de los muertos

hi all!

today is dia de los muertos or day of the dead – a day to remember and celebrate the lives of friends and family who have passed on.

although dancing skeletons and grinning skulls could be considered macabre, they are usually decked out in colorful costumes and bright colors.

favorite foods and personal items are gathered and placed around photos of departed loved ones in remembrance. picnics are held on grave sites lavished with flowers.

in honor of the day, i made an embossed metal “sugar skull” using a stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop and Izink Inks from Clearsnap…

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you can find more info as well as a link to the Snapguide showing how to make this project on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog: Sugar Skull

take to time reflect on the lives of those you miss today…

 


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creative canvas class

hi!

i’ve finished the sample for the Creative Canvas Class and dropped it by Scrapbook N’ More today. coincidentally, susan was pricing and stocking a HUGE order of stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop! lots of GREAT designs!

here are the deets for the class:

date: saturday, nov. 8

time: 12:00 to 4:30

cost: $35

supplies: 4X6 or 5 X 5 photo, zip dry or 3-in-1 glue {or both if you have them}, 3D foam squares or tape andu heat gun {there will be a few heat guns you can use in class, but you’ll be doing a LOT of drying, so bring your own if you have one!}

and here is my sample canvas, along with some closeup shots of the details – you can click on it to enlarge…

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YOUR canvas won’t look just like mine – unless you want it to. YOU will select your own ink colors, stencils and accessories to create your own UNIQUE canvas. before you start on your own canvas, i’ll show you some simple techniques so you can learn how to add layers of ink and patterns to add depth to your project and we’ll also work on techniques for adding texture.

i have DOZENS of stencils in all sorts of designs, patterns and themes from The Crafter’s Workshop for you to use…

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i also have lots of pigment inks in gorgeous rich, creamy colors – Mix’d Media Inx from Clearsnap…

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as well as some specialty inks from Aladine, distributed by Clearsnap, Izinks – which are a hybrid mix of ink and paint and come in beautiful shimmery colors…

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you’ll also learn how to hand-dye vintage seam binding to use on your canvas too…

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you’ll  get to select accent ribbons, jute and cording as well as vintage trinkets and treasures to use to embellish and customize your canvas. i’ll have other embellishments to select from, so if keys and tape measures aren’t your thing, you can choose something else.

the class lasts 4 1/2 hours, so you’ll have lots of time to work on your project.

there is also a crop that night, and i’ll be hosting it! so you can plan to come and play all day if you like.

the crop will be from 5:00 to 11:00 and is $10. but if you sign up and pay by wednesday, november 5, you’ll get a $5 coupon that you can use to shop with crop night!

if you have unfinished “tami” projects like altered books, photoFULL or money $aving layout classes, bring them and i’ll be glad to help you with them. {if you want to work on an altered book, if you’ll use the contact me form at the top and let me know which book, i may be able to bring the sample book.}

an altered canvas makes a great gift, and the holidays are right around the corner! so keep gifting in mind when contemplating what photo and theme you would like to do.


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new project up on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog

hi!

i just added a new project over on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog

museum layout

i used TCW stencils and Izink from Clearsnap to create a background for a photo i took of my kiddos at a museum during spring break.

do you have special photos that you just can’t find paper to scrapbook them with? then consider making your OWN paper! it’s easier than you may think.

i put together a short video showing how i made this page step-by-step, you can see it in my post: MUSEUM SCRAPBOOK PAGE

the new TCW design team is made up of some very talented artists, please visit The Crafter’s Workshop Blog often for some great ideas!


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clearsnap & cardmaker blog hop

hello! welcome to the Clearsnap and CardMaker Blog Hop!

i hope you have enjoyed all the fab projects you have seen so far!

i have a card to share using Izink Ink made by Aladine and distributed by Clearsnap…

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Izink Inks are a hybrid of pigment ink and acrylic paint. they work well on a variety of different medias, dry quickly and have a pretty shimmer. they also come in LOTS of gorgeous colors.

Clearsnap will be giving away some Izink Inks, so be SURE to get all the details on the CLEARSNAP BLOG and play along to WIN!

i made all the inked and stamped pieces of the scene using the same 5 step process:

1} add a few drops of Izink in a few different colors from the same color family on a piece of waxed paper {like Bamboo, Avocado and Cactus for the green}

2} dab the colors with the ColorBox® Color Blender to load the sponge with ink, being careful not to overblend

3} press the Color Blender along a piece of white cardstock, making consecutive blocks of color, reloading as needed; set aside to dry or heat set

4} place the Say What? Rollagraph® Jumbo Design Wheel in the Jumbo Handle and load with ColorBox® Frost White Pigment Ink, roll across Izink inked paper ; heat set

5} stamp design using ColorBox® Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink

after all the pieces were inked and stamped, i cut them out. i also decided to make the door and windows of the house from different colors, so they were stamped and cut out, then adhered to the house.

to ” set the scene”, i punched out a 3″ scalloped circle to use as a mask, held it in place on the card front using a bit of blue tape, then inked around it using Mimosa, Citronella and a little Jasmine loaded on a damp Color Blender Sponge.

once that was dry, i used a 2 1/2″ circle punch to create the sky – trimming off the bottom of the circle, and to make the grass – cutting a curvy line across the top part to make a hill. these 2 pieces were arranged in the center of the masked off area of the card.

then all the pieces of the scene were arranged and glued. i stamped some clouds on remnants of the blue inked piece using the Frost White Pigment Ink, and cut them out to use to add some dimension to the sky…

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to finish off the card, i stamped a border and sentiment at the bottom using Wicked Black Dye Ink.

stamps: Hampton Art: Doodle Bug: Home Sweet Home and Borders

cardstock: Bazzill 

adhesive: Beacon Adhesives: 3-in-1 Glue

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here is a list of all the stops for the hop; you can see where you are at and where you need to go next! if you jumped in somewhere in the middle, start over at the top of the list so you won’t miss anything!

have fun!

CardMaker http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/blog/?p=9890

Steph Ackerman http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/…/hi-miss-you-with…

Jeanne Streiff http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/?p=20022

Meihsia Liu http://meihsia.blogspot.com/…/hello-friends-card-izink…

Kathy Martin http://card-blanc.blogspot.com/…/clearsnap-and…

Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com/?p=6288

Kristie Hartfeil http://krismybliss.wordpress.com/

Kristine Reynolds http://stampingandscrapingincalifornia.blogspot.com/…

Vivian Keh http://contadinak.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/cardmaker-hop/

Sabrina Alery http://sabrinaalery.com/2014/06/16/cardmaker-clearsnap/

Tami Sanders https://tamisanders.com/2014/06/02/cardmaker-blog-hop/   <<< you are here! >>>

Vera Yates http://lingshappyplace.blogspot.com/…/cardmaker…  <<<visit vera next! >>>

Clearsnap Blog http://blog.clearsnap.com/?p=10454