Friday, July 22, 2011

Chapel Road Challenge

For the entire month of July, the Chapel Road DT is showing off our Christmas stamps, and for Linkour challenge, we would love to see your Christmas creations. You don't have to use a Chapel Road/ Class Act stamp, but if you do, you will be entered twice for the prize (which happens to be the stamp of your choice).

My little plaque started out as some humble cardboard. I painted it with red acrylic paint and let it dry. Next, I stamped the Poinsettia Background with Versamark Ink and embossed with clear powder. Then I rubbed on a light coat of white paint, and quickly rubbed off most of it with a damp paper towel. I added some Frosted Stickles around the edge, and the background was finished.

The sentiment was stamped from the Holly Plate and cut out with a Spellbinders label die. White paint was added around the edge. The flower was handmade using the Dahlia punch from Punch Bunch.

You have two weeks to play along, so we hope to see your Christmas creations!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sparkly Poinsettia Card

I had these gorgeous glittery papers from the Robin's Nest, and thought that they would be perfect for a Christmas card. I die cut the Rebellious Red Glitter Cardstock. The main paper for my card is the Classic Glitter Swirl in the gold on black colorway. My stamp is from the Poinsettia Plate set from Chapel Road Stamps. I embossed the image with black embossing powder, and colored it with Copics. I added a little bit of Sunshine Yellow Flower Soft in the center of the flower.The yellow dew drops were the perfect accent to finish off this project. This was a very elegant card, that came together pretty quickly.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Inspiration from the closet

We've started a new challenge at the Beary Scrap, and I have to admit, this one was my idea. Look in your closet and find some inspiration for your project, from one of your favorite things to wear. This can be clothes, jewelry, accessories - you name it! If you can wear it, let it be your inspiration.

I love embellished jeans, so I added a ribbon of old denim, with a strip of paper, and Dew Drops over it. I adhered the denim with Scor-tape which held it perfectly. The papers are from Prima's Sweet Fairy line, (including the cute tickets that I cut from one of the pages.) The stamps/dies are from Prickley Pear.

Prickley Pear: sketch
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: Dies

Monday, July 18, 2011

Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge - NEW Product Show Offs!

If you are ready for a ton of inspiring ideas and fun new techniques to try, then you are going to want to check out all of the projects from the talented Crafty Secrets DT! We are introducing 15 new sets for CHA - and they are all must haves! If you would like to find out how I made this card, please see my tutorial below.

Step 1: Cut four squares of cardboard 2.25 x 2.25

Step 2: Paint the board with black paint. Try to leave texture in the paint.

Step 3: Stamp each block with a different image from SM42 Lacey Patterns using Versamark ink. It's really easy to line the stamps up in the center of the square since the stamps are clear.

Step 4: Emboss with amethyst embossing powder and heat set.

Step 5: Rub over the image using Viva Decor Inka Gold. Take a damp paper towel and rub off the gold from the embossed area.

Step 6: Add some thick tacky glue to your non-stick mat and water it down.

Step 7: Add a little around the edge of each tile, and sprinkle with glitter.

Step 8: For my patterned paper, I print one of the PNG files from our new CD, Creating with Vintage Patterns, at 5.75 x 5.75 inches onto Bazzill cardstock.

For the rest of the card, I colored and cut out the fairy from SL41 Born To Fly . I used Viva Decor Inka Gold to color the Embossed Frame. The small epoxy squares were made using the Mini Vintage Creative Scraps. Those scraps are so pretty, I had to force myself to cut into them! I also trimmed out the edges of the card using the Metallic Peel Off Stickers Gold Scallop and Dot Mini Trim. A few pearls, some seam binding and a vintage button, and this card was completed.

I know you are going to want to see what the rest of the design team came up with, so here's a list of everyone, so you can check it out! Keep your notepad handy, cause I'm sure you are going to want to start your shopping list! So when you finish, you can head to the Crafty Secrets website and get some Crafty Secrets goodies delivered to you! And to make sure you don't miss anything, why not subscribe to the Heartwarming Vintage Blog? There's always lots of inspiration, announcements and giveaways.

Simon Says: Anything Goes
Creatalicious: 1920's
Simon Says Stamp and Show: embossing
Simply Scrapping Crafts: Embossing

Sunday, July 17, 2011

CottageCutz Inspiration

Today is my first day to officially share a project with you using CottageCutz dies. The card that I am sharing with you today is a Z-fold card., this is a really easy folded card to make (especially if you are using your Scor-pal). I love how the new MLS dies coordinate so perfectly with the MLS papers - Sew Cute. I used the Sewing Notions die and the coordinating stamp set. The detail with these dies are so fun - I really love all of the dimension that they bring to my projects.

I am already working on my next projects to share with you, so until then... Thanks for stopping by!

Simon Says Stamp and Show: stitching
Simon Says: Anything Goes
YNS- Button Up
Allsorts: Free and easy
Sir Stampalot: Anything Goes