To make the Memory Collage, Bekah used a canvas, collage medium, and synthetic fiber brushes..
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Last week for Demo, Bekah taught us about making a Memory Collage!
This is a fun activity if you have ticket stubs or old pamphlets or flyer from an event you might have attended... Those items are GREAT for starting a collage to create a single piece of art to display!!
To make the Memory Collage, Bekah used a canvas, collage medium, and synthetic fiber brushes..
Bekah started out by using a wooden canvas.. we carry wooden canvases in a variety of sizes!
When starting the collage, Bekah used the new Distress Collage Medium, Matte and the Distress Brush Set... they work PERFECTLY for this project!!
Bekah first put down a light layer of the Distress Collage Medium and then placed her ticket stubs down and then did another layer of the Distress Collage Medium... this glues the ticket in place while also giving it a nice finish over the top
She cut up the pamphlet she got from her event and used bits and pieces to create a collage!!
I love how she used the metal charms we carry to add extra embellishment.. she used The Ultimate Glue to adhere the metal pieces
We love the finish of the Distress Collage Medium!! It really adheres the papers and tickets nicely to the canvas and gives a smooth finish that really leaves the artist with a completed piece of art!
If you want to make your own Memory Collage, stop by the store to pick up your own materials and to get inspired!!
See you soon!!
A couple weeks ago for Demo, we showed how to make a Wine Cork Wreath!!
This is easy to create and is a GREAT gift idea!!!
Denise showed us how to start.. just use a piece of Foam Core as the base!
Denise decided to decorate her wreath for Spring and Summer... to do this she just cut out some of the die-cuts from Susan's Garden and used a straight pin in each flower to stick them into the wreath!! **This makes it so she can switch out the flowers for leaves in the Fall and snowflakes in the Winter!**
You can finish off your wreath with some fun ribbons as embellishements!!
It's always fun when you can make a GREAT gift for someone (and they actually get to use it year around!!) AND you can recycle!!
... Now to work on getting more wine corks! ;-)
Yes, it may only be August... but we are ALREADY thinking about Halloween!!!
For those of us who love to make cards... this is a fun idea that can be given as a gift, part of a Halloween gift basket, or made into a sweet card!!
Check out this fun idea!!
You will need:
We started out by choosing 3 sheets of paper from the Echo Park halloween line, Bewitched as well as a sheet of metallic card stock
To make the Shadow Box
To Decorate the Shadow Box
Now the FUN PART!!!!!
You can make your Halloween Shadow Box as simple or complex as you'd like!!
Isn't this Halloween Shadow Box SO MUCH FUN!!!!?!?!?!
With some fun stickers, candies, and a little bit of Halloween Spooki-ness.. you can create fun little gift for your grandkids or just for a friend!!
Even better? It fits into a standard size A7 envelope
Stop by to see us soon to get the new Halloween Papers to make your very own Halloween Shadow Box!!!
See you soon!!!
Do you LOVE paper?!
WE DO TOO!!!!
This year, we have begun to play around with new papers... and some of our FAVORITE has been the new Matte Dura-Lar paper!!!
Today, I am going to show/explain the differences between Matte and Wet Dura-Lar, Acetate, YUPO, and Kromekote
Matte Dura-Lar is a synthetic paper that has a VERY smooth surface. The paper is NOT a permeable surface, which means that inks float on the surface. It is also slightly translucent which creates such an AMAZING effect.
Matte Dura-Lar is ideal for working with:
-Stamp and heat emboss
This AMAZING background (shown below) was created using Alcohol Inks and Isopropyl Alcohol.. you can learn how to do it by going here: https://www.stampadoodle.com/stampadoodle-blog/ranger-products
Here, Wendy stamped out a sun image and used Prismacolor Pencils on both Solar White card stock (left) and Matte Dura-Lar (right)
Notice how the colors go on so beautifully.. and because the pencils are waxed-base, the colors are vibrant and opaque, making the translucent Matte Dura-Lar paper really stand out!!
Acetate is a fancy way of saying Clear Acrylic Sheet
We carry Acetate here at the store in two different thicknesses.. one of which has a film covering to keep it protected.
Because Acetate is a plastic, it can be used for:
-Stamping with Staz-on Ink
-Making Shaker Cards
(The photo below shows a card base made with Acetate and is stamped with a Filagree image stamped out in White Staz-on Ink)
We sell thin and thick Acetate in open stock.. so you can buy just one or two sheets if you wanted to play around with it :-)
Traditionally, Acetate is not heat-resistent. Many people like to stamp and emboss on Acetate because it works great for making overlay cards!! The Dura-Lar brand carries this Heat Resistant Acetate and they call it Medium Weight Clear Film
You can use it for:
-Stamp and heat-emboss
Wet Dura-Lar looks like Acetate.. but it is SO MUCH BETTER!!!
They refer to it as "Wet Media Film"
It works great for:
-Stamp and heat-emboss
The Wet Media Film is ideal for coloring with ANY Markers (such as Tombow Markers) AND it is heat-resistant!
So, now you can stamp and emboss an image and then go back and color your birds and put a piece of paper behind it to bring out the colors!!
YUPO is a synthetic, water resistant paper
It is amazing for:
Both Wendy and Bekah have played around with YUPO and there are some REALLY cool things you can do with it!!
Below, Wendy used stencils, and Alcohol Inks, and Alcohol Blending Solution to make this beautiful flower background... she was even able to use the Black Glaze Pen over the top to go back in and add detail..
And here she created the background and then used a White Sharpie Paint Pen to add in highlights. She finished it off with the Black Glaze Pen and drew some free-hand flowers
Bekah created this background by using Alcohol Inks on the surface of YUPO. To create this stunning background, you can learn about it here: https://www.stampadoodle.com/stampadoodle-blog/faux-batik-backgrounds
Bekah played with the YUPO some more and found that you can float Distilled Water on the surface and drop Alcohol Inks to create a REALLY interesting background!
YUPO comes in a couple different ways... The standard YUPO (white) is called "Medium" and it also comes in "Translucent"
The last paper I wanted to explain is one of our ALL TIME FAVORITES and that is... Kromekote!
This is a permeable surface, which means that inks will fall below the surface
You can use:
-Stamp and heat-emboss
This Tree card was created by applying Dye-based inks to Kromekote Paper with the Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool. Then, Denise stamped and heat-embossed this Tree image by Stampotique
You can create this cool "splatter" background by applying dye-based inks DIRECTLY ONTO the Blue Silicone Craft Mat and do a "mono-print" pull onto the Kromekote. When you heat-set the ink, the "splatter effect" is revealed
If you have ANY QUESTIONS about all these wonderful papers, stop by the store or give us a call!!
This week at Demo, Elli was the demonstrator for one of our favorite new products, Apoxie Clay!
We learned all about this *fantastic* new product and saw how it can be used in a variety of ways!!
What is Apoxie Clay??
Apoxie Clay (or Apoxie Sculpt) is a 2 part clay. You take equal parts of PART A and PART B and knead them together (It is EXCEPTIONALLY IMPORTANT that you wear gloves during this part of the process!) for about 3 minutes. After the clay is mixed, remove your gloves and work with the clay like you normally would. You have 1-3 hours to work with the clay before it starts to harden. The clay dries to *HARD AS A ROCK* in just 24 hours and requires NO HEAT or baking to finalize the hardening.
That being said, check out all the fun things you can do with the clay!!
You can take any old box and add embellishments with the clay!! Use any Silicone Mold to shape the clay. The clay bonds *beautifully* to the surface of this box we made using Thin Chipboard. You can color the clay after it is dried with Acrylic Paints
You can even make jewelry with Apoxie Clay! This miraculous clay bonds to rocks, precious stones, metal, and MORE!! This necklace (shown below) was created using NO GLUE... The bond is incredible, durable, and long lasting!!!
You can also use Gold Leafing (aka Composition Metal) to add color to the Apoxie Clay...
Here we took an old pen and added the Apoxie Clay and then rolled it through Gold Leafing... WOW what an incredible effect!!!
You can also shape and sculpt miniature pieces of art!!!
We shaped the covers of this mini book and let it dry on a Silicone Craft Mat (Parchment Paper also works). *we made the holes for the book before the clay dried by using the tip of a small skewer*
You can add details into the book cover by using the tip of an X-acto Knife to create designs, or bits of lace or ribbon to add texture.
After the clay dried, we added paper to the inside and attached the book using 3 small rings we made using bits of wire.
The Ball Chain is from Tim Holtz
One of the coolest things to do with the Apoxie Clay is make leaf impressions.. you can use fresh leaves from your garden!!!
Just use an X-acto Knife to shape the piece of clay to be "leaf-shaped" and then lightly press the leaf down onto the clay.. VEIN SIDE DOWN. The veins of the leaf with give the best impression in the clay.
*Don't forget to create a hole if you are planning to make it a pendant*
After you make the leaf impression into the clay, you can colorize the image using Pearl-ex Powders.
*the Pearl-ex Powders will only stick to the clay when the clay is wet*
To apply Pearl-ex powders AFTER the clay has hardened, you will need Versamark ink and a Low Odor Spray Finish
We love playing around with all these new products we've been getting in... stop by to see us 7 days to see what's new!!
See you soon!!!
Just earlier this week, we got in a HUGE order of new stuff!!!!
We LOVE looking at all the goodies.. and we know you do too!! Here is a sneak peek of some of the newest things we've been getting in...
First off, if you haven't seen the new Hero Arts release, you will want to see some of these WONDERFUL designs!!
Yes, yes.. it's here already!! CHRISTMAS and HOLIDAY stamps!!!
For those of you starting to work on your Christmas Cards, now is a great time to stop by and get inspired!! It seems like the holidays sneak up on us SO FAST.. why not create less stress for yourself by starting early? We are here and happy to help if you hit a snag!!
Also, check out NEW PAPER!!!!!!
With Florals and Ocean themed images from Kaiser Craft and Couture Creations ... you will find something to love!!!
Of course, it wouldn't be summer without *new* Summer Die-Cuts!
We love these Under-the-Sea images and the Sailboat!!
This floral die-cut is BEAUTIFUL and perfect for any wedding or anniversary card you may be making.. this is SUCH A GREAT DIE-CUT!
We cut it out in Gold Mirri Card paper to show you just how stunning this image is!!
We LOVE planners around here.. and we especially love making our own planners!!
These new stamp sets are AMAZING!!!! We just love all the little illustrations and words!
This makes it easy to design your own planner or make your journal just WAY MORE FUN!!
Just look at these cute little banners! And did you see the little kitty on the edge of the paper?!!? ADORABLE!!
For those of you who LOVE to paint, collage, and create... check out these new products!!
This Collage Paper is thin and decorative.. ideal for layering and working with in your altered journals or any other collage you may be doing! We also got in the SET OF 6 Water Brushes from American Crafts
We just LOVE these designs in this Collage Paper pack!!!
For those of you who LOVE glitter, the Glitterific Acrylic Paints are back in!!!
And.. I know you are all waiting for them to come back in... the Alcohol Ink Storage Tins are also back in stock!!!!
Remember when Wendy designed this card using Distress Inks and the Resist Spray?! Well, the Fern Embossing Folder she used to make this card is also back in!!
If you saw something that you MUST have, give us a call!
It seems like we are always looking for fun, new ways to use our rubber stamps!! Last week for Demo, we learned all about making cards with Reflections
Denise was the demonstrator and she had some FANTASTIC ideas for making Reflections using her rubber stamps!!
Now... I have to say.. I was blown away by these cards!! I had *no idea* how they were made... until Denise told me the *secret ingredient*...
The Blue Silicone Craft Mat!!!
To make a Reflection of a Rubber Stamp:
This one here with the Elephant Scene from Impression Obsession is just STUNNING!!!! Denise used a Kaleidacolor stamp pad to colorize the background..
Check out this fun idea!!!
Denise used Versafine Onyx Black ink on her Silicone Craft Mat, did a mono-print onto Silver Mirri Card paper, and embossed with Detail Clear embossing powder!!!
*you can color on Mirri Card paper with your Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Blending Solution*
Check out this adorable idea!!! Again with the Mirri Card Paper .. This time she used Archival Ink....
I LOVE this one with the Skaters stamp from Impression Obsession.. it makes such a sweet winter card!!!
Don't forget to join us for Demo every week on Wednesdays!!
Noon to 1pm
No need to sign up! See you Wednesday!!
Check out the last Tuesday with Wendy cards from class last week!
Wendy designed some REALLY FUN CARDS for this group!!
For the first card, Wendy wanted to use this new die-cut from Paper Rose, Men Sitting on Fence
She combined this die-cut with some of the Stampscapes images. She used Cloud Strips, Country House, Tall Grass, and Pine Row
Wendy wanted to combine the Stampscapes images with this die-cut... and we don't disagree! The combination is fantastic!!
To make the card:
This next card was SO MUCH FUN!!!!
Wendy used a combination of stamps and stencils to create this card... Ostrich Trio from Impression Obsession, Big Brush Hello from Stampendous, and Polka Dots from Darkroom Door
To make this adorable card:
Doesn't this card just make you smile?!!?! We think so!!
This next card was inspired by... The 4th of July Parade in Blaine!!!
Wendy thought it would be a fun idea to use this die-cut, Marching On, by Taylored Expressions
To make the card:
What a fun and easy card!!! We just LOVE how sweet it is!!
The next Tuesday with Wendy card class will be on July 10th! Give us a call here at the store to sign up!
If you missed out on Demo earlier this week, you are in for a surprise!!
The Demo was fun, new, and interesting! Wendy was the demonstrator and she had LOTS of ideas to share!!
Check out this first idea... Wendy used some of the Joggles Stencils to create these fun designs using Embossing Paste. The coolest part here is HOW she colored the paste!
Wendy colorized the paste using COLORBURST!
*Using a Palette Knife, you can add a few particles of Colorburst to a bit of Light Molding Paste and smear it across the stencil
*Coat the paste with Super Fine Multi Glitter to create a stunning effect!
I just LOVE how the glitter shines!!!
I love this idea where Wendy used the Light Embossing Paste and applied Gold Embossing Powder to the stencil paste and heat-set it.. this is called the "Molten Lava" effect.. WOW!!
Just LOOK at the dimension!!
Here you can see what she did with an ATC stencil from Joggles...
The Molten Lava effect is really fun to play around with!
Here you can see how Wendy used stencils by doing a Mono-print ... Wendy used Distress Inks on a craft mat and spritzed them with water, then laid down the stencil and did a Mono-print onto Kromekote and Solor White card stock papers.. what a fun effect!!
Wendy also used a butterfly stencil with 2 different embossing pastes and used an Xacto Knife to pop the image out.. what a neat idea!
This is a fun idea... Black Glossy Embossing Paste with Pearl-Ex powders over the top!! SO BEAUTIFUL!!
We are always playing and having fun here at the store.. and it seems like each week we are playing with something new!!
Come down to the store any day of the week to see what is inspiring us these days!!
See you soon
This week for Demo, we learned about 2 different kinds of Impossible Cards!!
Bekah was the Demonstrator and she had some fun ideas in store... check this out!!
It may be hard to see in the photo.. but this card actually stands up!!
This makes for a great, simple Place Card!!
The coolest part about this card.. it really doesn't take much to create this effect!! With a couple folds, a couple cuts with a pair of scissors, and a quick twist.. you can create this card too!!
One of our regular customers showed us this Artist Trading Card she made! How cute is this?!?
This next card was an idea one of our other customers showed us... this is a fun idea!!
This card is made of several tabs... and when the tabs are flat, you can see your stamped image!!
As you swipe your hand across the card, the image disappears and the image on the backside appears!
The tabs are held in place with a bit of solid-colored Washi Tape!!
Fun ideas this week!! Join us for Demo next week as we learn about Embossing Paste and Stencils!!
This week for our Free Demonstration, we showed some different ideas for using glitter!! Elli was the demonstrator this week.. and there was glitter EVERYWHERE.. so you know we had a good time!
There were lots of ideas to share.. from ideas for kids, to party ideas, to card making.
This first idea is SO CUTE!! With a little bit of Double Tack (or 2" Wide Double Sided Tape), glitter, some card stock, and the Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies from Hero Arts, you can make these popsicles too!!
Or how about this sweet idea?! This Metallic Butterfly Paper really inspired a fun card.. just some glitter and Diamond Glaze between 2 pieces of Acetate really brings this card to life!!
This Gate Fold idea is sweet.. just a bit of Double Tack, Gold glitter, and a die-cut.. you can really make a unique card that still looks elegant
If you already have a Sakura Glaze Pen, then you are going to LOVE this idea!!
Write your word, then sprinkle on some Multi Super Fine Glitter and watch the sparkle bring your writing to life!!
An easy way to make a border on a card.. some 1/4" Double Sided tape, buff-in some glitter and you have a quick card!
We played around with the new Glitter Paint.. try using a Palette Knife and a stencil with your new Glitter Paint.. finish it off with Super Fine Glitter and bring your project to the next level!!
Join us for Demo next week!! The theme is "Marbling Ideas."
Demo is offered every Wednesday from Noon to 1pm and is located here at the store in the Atrium
Check out the 3 WONDERFUL cards from class this week!!
For the first card, Wendy used:
-Crab from Impression Obsession
-Coral Fancy Die from Hero Arts
-3 Colors of Distress Ink: Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, and Mermaid Lagoon
-5 Colors of Delicata Ink: Ruby Red, Emerald Green, Sapphire Blue, Champagne, Celestial Copper
To make this card:
I just LOVE this card!!!!
What a fun technique using the new Delicata metallic inks!!
This next card was made using:
Tonic- Layering Circles
Penny Black- So Many Thanks
To make the card:
As you can see below, the circle is cut out of the floral paper and the sentiment is cut out of the floral paper but the purple background peeks through!!
The last card that Wendy designed was SO STUNNING!!
-5 Delicata Inks: Ruby Red, Emerald Green, Sapphire Blue, Champagne, Celestial Copper
-Tree Stamp from Fred B. Mullett
To make the card:
This card is SO EASY to make and has a STUNNING appearance!! What a FUN IDEA!!!!
To sign up for the next Tuesday with Wendy class, give us a call here at the store!! 360-647-9663
The next card making class will be offered on Tuesday, May 8th
For Demo this past week, we had SO MUCH FUN learning new ideas for making Miniatures!! Elli was the demonstrator and she showed everyone how to make small miniature dioramas and card ideas...
This first one was made using a recycled chocolate tin...
Elli made books, a broomstick, tiny ink and quill and SO MUCH MORE!! The little cats can be found in any toy store... these ones specifically came from the Yeager's Toy Store
This miniature was made with a Harry Potter theme to it.. and it was incredibly fun to see all the details come together...
This idea is fun.. This paper is new from Carta Bella, Spring Market.. and we showed how you can make a quick pocket to put a *mini book* inside!!
And here we used that same paper to make... a *mini* accordion book!!!
This is a quick one... just take an old metal tin (such as an Altoid tin) and run some ribbon along the side.. easy miniature suitcase!! Great if you are looking to give a tiny set of toys to a kid or if you want to give them a little book or a tiny note.. it is just a fun way to package up a little gift!!
Here we have another idea for using the metal tins... make a small diorama!
Using charms, ribbon, paper and Diamond Glaze, you can make a miniature pond too!!
Or, using die-cuts, ribbon, and a bit of brown paper, you can make a tiny camping scene!
This last Miniature Idea was made a few months ago and was brought by just to show *what all you can do* in the world of Miniatures!!
Elli calls this the Mini Kitchen and it was put together inside this adorable little lantern!! (Lantern was found at a thrift shop)
Some fun details to note:
and SO MUCH MORE!!
If you find yourself working on a miniature project, swing by the store to get inspired or to get some help!!
We are here to help with any project and we are FULL of ideas! Stop by to see us 7 days a week!!
This week for class we had a LOT of fun and the cards were just wonderful, as usual!!
These cards all taught a different technique..
The first card was made using the new paper from BoBunny, Black Tie Affair and this Vintage Paper Dolls set from Tim Holtz
Check out how everyone colored their little Paper Dolls!! I LOVE THESE!!
It is so fun to see everyone's cards come together at the end!! What a sweet card this is !!
This next card was made using all these fun Texture stamps from Fred B. Mullett!
The stamps she used: Netting2, Half Shell 1, Half Shell 2, and May All Your Dreams by Prickly Pear
To make the card:
What a fun card this turned out to be!!
This next card was made using this BEAUTIFUL Ferns embossing folder by Cest La Vie, this amazing Spruce Lines stamp from Fred B. Mullett, and the ALL NEW Distress Resist Spray from Tim Holtz
To make this card:
This was a VERY popular card in class this week!!
What a FUN class this week!! Join us for the NEXT Tuesday with Wendy class on April 10th ! Give us a call to sign up! 360-647-9663
All 3 cards this week were just FANTASTIC!!!
Wendy used all new products to make these 3 cards.. and she did not disappoint! They are vibrant, fun, and unique!!
The first card from the series was made using:
Rolling Wave Collage die-cut from Memory Box
Starling on Branch stamp from Impression Obsession
I love how each one of these cards looks a little different!!
This next card was made using these 3 stamps from Impression Obsession: Mushroom, Happy Trails and Simple Things
This last card was BY FAR one of the most incredible.. and the technique is just grand!! Wendy used this new stamp from Penny Black, In Paris
To make the card:
One of our FAVORITE parts about card class is that even with the same technique.. EVERY CARD WAS DIFFERENT!! Check out some of these other beautiful Paris cards... WOW!!!
Join us for the NEXT Tuesday with Wendy class!! It will be on March 27th! Give us a call to sign up! 360-647-9663
Last week at Demo, Wendy showed us how to make papers for Paper Collage art!!
Now, this is a 2 part Demo. The first Demo, Wendy created the papers!!
Check out HOW AMAZING these papers are!!!
To make this paper, Wendy used Light Molding Paste, Embossing Powder, and the Spider Web Spray paint!!
I LOVE this paper!! The layers of texture are just STUNNING!!
These next few papers where made using similar techniques..
I love how Wendy used a combination of mediums to create these papers.. many of them are beautifully textured and the pop of metallic is JUST WONDERFUL!!
This paper is made using Spray Inks on Handmade Paper... These tones of purples and blues are GORGEOUS!!
These are some more of the papers Wendy will be using to make a piece of Collage Art..
The white splatter that you see above is the Bleed Proof White (this is our FAVORITE white ink to do art with... ask us about it we would LOVE to show you!!)
Join us for Demo TOMORROW to see Part 2 of how Wendy will use these papers to create a work of art!
Demo is free to attend and is offered EVERY Wednesday from Noon to 1pm. We can't wait to see you for all the fun!!
The cards from Wendy's card making class this week were just FANTASTIC!!
(though.. who are we kidding.. they are ALWAYS fantastic!)
As a grouping.. I am just LOVING these colors!!
The first card from class was made using this wonderful, BRAND NEW set from Lawn Fawn, Toadally Awesome
This card is very easy to make..
We used the Tim Holtz Platform to stamp these images!
-Stamp the lily pad and cat tails on the piece of white card stock, color with Prismacolor pencils
-Layer the Green Plaid Paper (new from Lawn Fawn, Perfectly Plaid), yellow paper, and light green paper underneath the white paper where your lily pad is stamped
-Stamp the frog on a separate piece of white card stock, color with Prismacolor pencils, and fussy-cut the frog
-Use a pop-dot to attach the frog to the front of the card
-Use the Copper Penny Nuvo Crystal Drops to add dimension onto the cat tails!
I love how sweet this card is!!
The next card, and possibly my favorite of the series, was made using this die-cut from Memory Box, Cheery Flower Collage and Distress Oxide inks
To make this card:
-Die-cut the Cheery Flower Collage (using a home die-cut machine) out of black card stock
-Use the Distress Oxide inks and press the ink-pads DIRECTLY onto the black card stock shape. Once you have applied a generous amount of ink in whatever colors you'd like, spritz the black card stock with water to activate the Oxide Inks
-Die-cut a circle that is just the same size as the circle in the Cheery Flower Collage so they match up (Wendy used the Circle Die Layering Basics by Tonic). Again, take the Oxide Inks and APPLY DIRECTLY to the white card stock. After you have applied a generous amount of ink, spritz the white card stock with water to activate the Oxide Inks
-Now, layer the card together! Wendy used a beautiful grey mesh Handmade Paper, a bit of ribbon with a purple stripe, and some textured paper at the bottom.
Not only was this card AMAZING, every student left with a slightly-different card!!
Check out some of these other ones students made...
This last card was really fun to see come together..
Wendy used this new stamp set from Altenew, Henna Elements
This card was created using standard Acrylic Stamping Blocks
-Stamp the sprigs and leaves on the card base FIRST, arranging them in a beautiful mandala-shape
-Stamp and emboss the Flowers with White Embossing Powder on Vellum
-Color the flowers on the BACKSIDE of the Vellum using Prismacolor pencils
-Attach the flowers using pop-dots
-Ink the edge of the paper by rubbing the edge with the Nuvo Blending Sponges and new Clair Ink!
-Finish off the card with a bit of Handmade Floral Paper at the bottom of the card
I just LOVED card class this week!!
It always makes us SO HAPPY to see our students and customers come back to show us what they learned in class.. and everyone's cards always turn out so WONDERFUL!!
Thanks for joining us for class this week!
The next Tuesday with Wendy Class will be on March 13th! Give us a call to sign up!
We offer a FREE DEMO every Wednesday from Noon to 1pm! Each week we offer a different theme.
This last week we all learned about Shadow Box cards from Bekah!
A Shadow Box is just a dimensional rectangle or square that can be ANY size. You may have heard of Shadow Box Frames before.. same idea!
Shadow Boxes are great for creating dimension. Bekah showed us how to make a small Shadow Box Card and explained how they fold COMPLETELY FLAT to fit inside a standard envelope!!
These cards are SO CUTE!!
This little one was created using the Lawn Fawn set, Lovable Legends.. and it has Big Foot!!
I love how she used the rest of the stamps from the set to add even more sayings and embellishments along the edge..
This next card uses 3 die-cuts from Memory Box, Deer Family Circle, Stitched Circle Cabin, and Stitched Circle Trees
These die-cuts are meant to layer together and they are SO PERFECT together in this Shadow Box card!!
It is VERY EASY to make a Shadow Box card.. as long as your base is "Box Shaped" the little in-between papers just tuck right in with a tab on either side to attach them to the base!
The Shadow Box cards can be any size you'd like!!
You can use patterned paper, die-cuts, or invent your own Shadow Box!!
If you would like some help creating a Shadow Box Card, come in and we can help you!! We have LOTS of paper and die-cuts to help inspire you.. the possibilities are endless!!
See you soon!!
Check out the cards from the last Tuesday with Wendy card making class!!
This week was all about cards for SPRING!!
Wendy used several new products to make these cards...
Let's start with MY FAVORITE CARD!!
This Bee-themed card is one of my favorites this week because it is JUST SO COOL!!
Wendy used a couple different products to create this card..
Tim Holtz Stencil, Honeycomb
Memory Box Die-cut, Intricate Bee
Taylored Expressions Embossing Folder, Honeycomb
Wendy chose this beautiful brown and yellow color palette to work with and I just LOVE it!!
This card has a combination of wonderful textures to it..
This next card is easy to create, perfect for spring, and absolutely ADORABLE
Wendy used the Memory Box die-cut Grass Stitched Circle Frame and the Stampendous stamp Puddle Ducks
This card is very easy to create, as long as you have a home die-cut machine!
Stamp the Puddle Ducks image on a piece of white paper, and then cut-out the Grass Stitched Circle Frame out of a piece of patterned paper
You'll notice that only part of the duck image can be seen below...
Wendy cut-out the little duck (the one that was on the far right of the image) and put him on the INSIDE of the card inside the little grass circle!! SO CUTE!!
This last card is really sweet, and just perfect for anyone who loves Hummingbirds or Spring time!!
Wendy just used this stamp set from Hero Arts, Hummingbirds
First, Wendy created the background by using the Nuvo Blending Sponges and 3 colors of Distress Ink, Wilted Violet, Twisted Citrone, and Mermaid Lagoon
You end up with this STUNNING card with a nice, crisp black outline of the sweet hummingbirds..
Join us for the next Tuesday with Wendy class on February 27th!
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If you are not already familiar with the work of Suzie Beringer then you are in for a SURPRISE!
Suzie is a skilled Calligraphy Artist who dabbles in art of ALL KINDS. Last week she did the Demonstration at the store for one of our Wednesday Demos.
See below some of the works of art she created using one of her favorite pens.. the Parallel Pen
I love how Suzie uses a combination of beautiful writing and tiny illustrations... It just brings so much joy to my heart to see what she can do with just a pen and some paper!!
Below you can see this vibrant white ink on top of a colored background.. the product Suzie used is our FAVORITE white ink.. Bleedproof White
Suzie is always helping us to think outside the box...
If you would like to see these beautiful pieces of art in person, stop by the store!