Saturday, July 22, 2017

Stamped & Glazed Canvases & Cards!

Here is another amazing project for Craft Project Central by designer Michelle Wecksler ~


Stamping supplies and art supplies can be married together to create some beautiful and original pieces of art!  Let’s get your art flowing in this tutorial by combining your stamps and ink with gesso and glazing liquid!  In this tutorial you will learn how to use stamps and some of the lids from your stamping supplies to create amazing texture on canvases.  You will also learn how to create original works of textured art on Watercolor Paper to decorate your card fronts.  These techniques are fun for adults and children alike! Let’s get your art flowing!

To get the instructions, simply subscribe to July, or select one of the 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription packages that include July. You’ll also be eligible for a bonus project if you select a subscription package.
Thanks for stopping by today! Until next time ~

Karen

Friday, July 21, 2017

Fun Fold Friday!


I have a fun fold card for you today! I'm going to call this "Fun Fold Friday." This is a Joy Fold card and coffee brings me joy (as does sharing a cup with a friend!) so here we go...

I'm using stamps and framelits from the Coffee Cafe Bundle and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper today.


Coffee Cafe Photopolymer Stamp Set #143672  $21.00
Coffee Cups Framelits Dies #143745 $30.00

Bundle and save 10%! #145331  $45.75


Begin with a piece of Early Espresso cardstock cut to 8-1/2" x 4-1/4" and score it at 3." This will be your "base card." Now cut another piece at 9" x 3" and score it at 4-1/2." This will be your "inner fold."



Glue a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Garden Green DSP to the inside right section of your base card. 



Close the left side flap and add a piece of coordinating DSP, cut at 4" x 2-3/4."

Next, with your "inner fold" card open, glue a 4-1/4" x 2-3/4" piece of Whisper White to the left side, then glue that left side directly onto the inside of your base card over the green DSP. 


Close the left dotted flap down first, then close the right flap of your inner fold down over the top.


I covered the front with a third piece of DSP (Espresso wood grain) cut to 4-1/2" x 3." Then I stamped and cut two coffee cups using the Coffee Cafe Bundle. 



The left cup is Crumb Cake, Garden Green, and Early Espresso. I traced and cut the Soft Sky heart out using a Corrugated Element for a template and my Espresso Marker. The faux bow is a knot of Linen Thread.

The right cup is stamped with Soft Sky and tiny Garden Green hearts. The foam is cut from Whisper White cardstock and a framelit die. The cup top is cut from Vellum using a framelit and attached with 2 glue dots at the base. The straw is Old Olive.


When you open it up, there is a sweet message with a hand cut coffee cup glued next to it. The Coffee Break DSP has two sheets with cute images that you can hand-cut or even use framelits on some of them!

Coffee Break DSP #144155  $11.00

I hope you enjoyed this Fun Fold Friday card! If you would like to purchase any of these items to make your own, just click on the images in the product list below. It will re-direct you to my online store. Thank you!

Have a fun-filled weekend!

Karen

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

You Light Up My Life ~ Tic Tac Toe #7


I have jumped on board with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week, after missing the last two! I enjoy these challenges -- it's fun to see the options and let the imagination go! Here is the board for challenge #7 ~


I chose the top row with acetate (I saw a window sheet), critter (firefly), and diecut (window + flower box). Looking at it again I realize I also fulfilled the right vertical row with diecut, floral, and yellow! What do you know?!!!


My critter is the cute little firefly - technically an insect -- does that count? This little guy comes from the Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars Framelits. I colored his body Daffodil Delight with my Stampin' Write Marker, sparkled up his wings, and drew a trail in the window with my Basic Black Marker.


I used Wood Textures DSP for the siding on the house and window box. I layered it on Early Espresso cardstock, and cut the window out with Espresso using the Hearth & Home Framelits. Rectangles of white cardstock and of a Window Sheet are secured behind the window framelit.

My flower box is filled with blooms and greens from Beautiful Bouquet stamps and Bouquet Bunch Framelits (available as a Bundle for a 10% discount.) I cut a doily and tucked it up under the box.


I added another firefly on the inside with a little "light" and the cute sentiment from Jar of Love.

Click on over to www.tictactoechallenge.com and see all of the fun entries for this challenge! Try one yourself! If this isn't something you usually do, stretch your wings a little and fly (yep, puns intended!)  

Have a great day!  See you back here on Friday ~

Karen

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