Thursday, June 27, 2013

Dreamweaver Stencils with Stickles Dry Glitter

The Dream Team has a big day today!  Not only are we into week four of our Pinterest Inspired challenge, we are also playing with Ranger's Stickles Dry Glitter in the mix!  We've had so much fun playing with jars of sparkly goodness, that we want to share the fun with two lucky crafters!

Here is my project using these silky glitters...
I was inspired by this color painting from Pinterest.  I used the deckle stencils for the background.  First of all, I cut a piece of black cardstock about 1/2" larger than the deckle stencil.  Then I cut the double sided sticky paper to fit.  Then I put the sticky sheet onto the black cardstock.  I then removed the liner from the second side of the sticky sheet.  I used the 100% coconut oil soap on the back of the stencil.  Then I layed the stencil onto the sticky paper with the soap side down.  I used the Goldenrod Dry Stickles on the edges of the sheet.  I rubbed the glitter into the adhesive and removed the excess glitter.  Then I removed the stencil and poured the Magenta Dry Stickles over the center. I again rubbed the glitter into the adhesive and removed the excess.  That is my background piece complete.  Then for the flowers, I used the new LL 3031 Shasta Flower Trio Stencil on white cardstock.  I pasted it with the glossy black paste.  Then while the paste is wet, I poured the Magenta Stickles onto the flowers and let the excess glitter flow away from the stems and leaves.  Then I poured the Green Stickles over the stems and leaves.  Then I allowed 45 minutes for the paste to dry.  I like to used the black paper and black paste behind the glitter to give it a more rich look.  I also used the Black Pearl Pen to add pearls to the card and to the center of the flower.  To the pearl dots, I add Magenta stickles over the wet pearls before they dried.  Now I have sparkly pearls!!

Now for your chance to win some of the beautiful, sparkly glitter and a wonderful mix of stencil products...
Just visit everyone on the list below, and leave comments for everyone.  Two winners will be randomly selected and announced Thursday, July 4th...what a great day for a celebration!  Each prize package includes a mix of five Ranger Stickles Dry Glitter, a mix of six Dreamweaver Stencils, a jar of Dreamweaver Translucent Paste, and a Palette Knife for spreading.  If you want to add to the fun, play along with our Pinterest challenge and link your own creation to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog before July 1st for a chance to win this month's stencil prize.  Here's the list of sparkly-Pinteresting player:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

ScorPal Cross Promotional Hop

Today we are doing a cross promotion with Scor Pal.  Please visit the Heartfelt Creations blog and the ScorPal blog.  Prepare to be blown away with all the amazing projects featuring the ScorPal and Heartfelt Creations products.  I am showing how I used the ScorBuddy and the ScorBug.  In the first card.  I flipped the card over and made two score lines on the corners of the card.  Then I lightly sanded the score lines to make them pop.  Sometimes I like to add these score lines to fill in empty space and to complete the card. 

In the bottom card, I stamped and embossed the lacy borders on the sides of the cream cardstock.  Then I flipped the paper over to score lines to separate the center piece from the borders.  Then I flipped the card back to the front and lined up the score lines with the line that is next to 1/8" distance.  I then roll the Scor Bug in the 1/8" grove to add piercing to the card.  These line always add a special touch to the cards. 

Sometimes I will also use a fine line black marker to connect the piercing holes to create a faux stitch line.  This looks like real stitching without the effort of pulling out a sewing machine.  If you miss a hole and start again, it just looks like you needed to re-thread!!  

Both of the samples that I used today, are stamped with the Heartfelt Creations Gates of the Seasons Collection.  The images are colored with Copic Markers. These beautiful stamps are fun to color and make gorgeous cards!  Don't miss out on lots of inspiration...check out these blogs today!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Butterfly Wishes

Today I am using strips of Washi Tape to  make a square background.  Then I cut a square of white cardstock and punched out a butterfly.  Then I used the CLR023 Mini Butterflies Clear stamp set with the matching Mini Butterflies Die.  I stamped the sentiment from the CLR023A Mini Butterflies 2 set. Check out more beautiful samples from the PPRS blog!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

PPRS Border Die Tutorial

 Last week I posted the Love is in the Air card from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I promised to make a tutorial on how I made the straight lacy border die to fit around my oval piece.  When I was making this card, I really wanted to have a fancy edge around the image, but didn't have just the right thing.  I love this tatted looking border and thought it would be perfect if only it was in an oval.  Then I decided to just try a few snips and a couple of tucks and I had what I wanted.  So without further delay...
I cut out my image with an oval die, I needed two lacy border strips, a scissors and some ScorTape.
 Then I made small snips at every repeat piece.  
Then I placed ScorTape all around the edges of the oval.  I made the adhesive strip as continuous as I could.  Next, I began to adhere each section to the back of the card.  I made a slight tuck at each place that I snipped the border.
 I continued to tuck, and adhere around the oval until I finished this piece.
 With the second border, you continue where you left off and repeat the process until you complete the loop.  Cut off the excess.
Finally, adhere this to your card. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dreamweaver...Pinterest Inspired!

When I saw this card pinned on Pinterest, I just knew what I wanted to do with my Dreamweaver Hot Air Balloon Stencils.  I didn't have the different size balloons, but that was okay.  I pasted the Hot Air Balloon with white matte paste on Acetate.  When the paste was dry, I placed the stencil over the balloon can stenciled some pigment ink over the paste.  Then I cut out the balloon and added some pearls.  Once the pearls were dry, I popped up the balloon over the prepared card.  I made sure that the dimensional tape was only behind the pasted elements.  The clouds were sponged with Stormy Sky Distress Ink with the Picasso stencil as my pattern.  Be sure to see some other fun, new ideas from the Design Team...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer Gazebo

Today I am using the Summer Gazebo stamp from the Gateway to the Seasons Collection.  After I colored the image with Copic Markers, I cut out the scene with an oval die. Then I made a frame with the Opulent Ovals Spellbinder die set.  The background paper is from the Daphne Paper Collection with the corners scored with my ScorBuddy.  Then I sanded the scored corners with a fine sandpaper to make it pop!  Check out the HC blog for more beautiful projects.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Gateway to Seasons Collection

We are pleased to introduce the Gateway to the Seasons Collection.  The Ornate Gate Die is adorned with a flourishing design and a large exotic piece.  Lace, gazebos, birdhouses, gardens, backyards, a fall scene, a winter home, and sentiment stamps will add joy to your cards and a smile to your face.  These scenes and sentiments will complete your stamp collection.  The Daphne Paper Pack is loaded with lacy Victorian patterns in soft pink, cream and greens accented with red, green and brown.  Classic Heartfelt Creations images combined with strips, diamonds and vintage type, tags and journaling blocks create a collection you will treasure forever!  Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creation blog by June 18th and you will be eligible to win the entire release valued at $150.00!

For my card today, I used the garden path stamp that is included in the Spring Season Stamp Set.  I colored the image with Copic Markers.  I cut out the image with the Label 1 die from Spellbinders.  While I left the die over the image, I sponged with some Stormy Sky and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks.  I removed the die and matted it onto the Decorative Labels 1 die.  I used the decorative paper as my background, but added some faux stitching around the edges.  Then I faux stitched the edge of the sentiment label to make it look like it was sewn to the card.  Of course, I finished the card with some pearls!!  Visit the HC blog to see more projects using this beautiful collection!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Dancing Doily Lace Border Die

Today, I am using the Love is in the Air stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I colored it with Copic Markers, then cut out the image with an oval die.  I left the die over the paper and sponged clouds on the background, then removed the die.  I wanted to have a decorative edge around the die, but I didn't have one to fit.  IDEA...I made a decorative oval from a border die.  I used the Dancing Doily Lace Border die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I then added adhesive to the back of the oval cardstock.  I did small snips at each repeat section so that I could bend and turn the lacy border.  I adhered each section until I made it around the oval.  For this piece I needed two lacy border strips.  I will do a tutorial next week with this technique with step by step pictures to make this more clear!  Hope you enjoy the inspiration this week on the PPRS blog!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pinterest Inspired Creation

The June challenge for Dreamweaver Stencils is to use something on Pinterest to inspire you.  This can be inspiration from a card, room color, picture, quote, etc.  The only requirement is that it was something from Pinterest!  Today, I used a card idea that I found a couple of weeks ago.  To see the card I saw, Click Here.  I thought that the frame she made was so neat!  I had some of the the 2 in 1 border punches from EK Success, so I thought that would be perfect for this card.  I started out by cutting the purple cardstock 5 1/4" square.  Then I set the punch at the #1 setting (which cuts out the entire heart chain shape).  I punched the middle of two ends of the paper.  Then I flipped the paper over and lined up the edge of the punch to the edge of the card.  Then I moved the punch about 1/8" in so the cut wasn't to the end of the paper.  Once the first one is cut, line up the edge of the punch with the last punch.  Again I lined it up on the back side of the punch so I could see clearly where the punch would be made.  Then repeat on the opposite side.  Now I have a border with a solid purple square in the center of the frame.  I then used the small violet stencil for my image.  I first measured the purple center, then cut my white piece 1/4" smaller.  So if the center was 2 3/4", then cut the white paper 2 1/2" square.  I used Black glossy paste over then stencil.  Once the paste was dry, I placed the clean stencil back over the image.  I used the Pallete Stamp and Stick Glue Pad and daubed ink over the paste.  Then I used the 1/4" Stencil brush and brushed on some F/X powder over the violets.  Then I popped up the violets in the center of the frame, matted the frame and layered it onto a card. Hope this inspired you today! Be sure to see what the Dream Team has done for you this week too.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Another Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations

I found this purple frame cut out that I had made a couple of months ago and it was in my discard pile.  When I saw it this time, I decided that it would be perfect to use with the Sun Kissed Flowers that I had cut out previously and put in a container to use at a later date.  I pulled out several flowers in different sizes and colored them with Copic Markers.  Then I layered the flowers and arranged them over the flowers on the frame.  I used the sentiment that was on the posy patch paper collection pack and cut it to fit behind the circle cut out.  Finally I used Candi to use in the center of the flowers.  Be sure to check out the HC blog for more creative ideas!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Cheery Lynn and PPRS Cross Promotion Day #7

Today is the final day of the joint venture between Cheery Lynn Designs and Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  This is your last chance to leave comments for your chance to win PPRS products.  Remember...if you don't comment, you can't win!

For this card I am using the CLR006A Birdcage and CLR012A Flowers 2 clear stamps from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I cut out the flowers, the bird, the wing, and the birdcage with the matching dies, then I stamped the cut out pieces with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored the images with Copic Marker.  I then used the new B304 Ivy Strip to cut out the leaves.  I used the reverse image for the border strip on the card and used a darker green cardstock to accent the leaves.  Then I cut out more leaves from a darker green paper and used the leaves for accents for my flowers.  Finally, I added some pearls to the card and the flower centers with the Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

See more great projects on the PPRS blog and the Cheery Lynn blog!