Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Good Times with Epiphany Crafts

This card is so appropriate for today's post - Good Times! That's what I've had the whole time I've been on the DT for Epiphany Crafts. I'm sad to say that this is my last post as a DT, but I've been blessed to be a part of their amazing team for the past year. You can bet that you will still see lots of Epiphany goodies on my projects.

Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Accessories Bubble Caps Round 14
Epiphany Crafts Vintage Settings Tea Room
GCD Studios Patterned Paper, Chipboard Stickers, Twine, Borders
Bazzill Cardstock

CardPatterns: Sketch

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

God is Our Refuge

My favorite way to use Creative Paperclay® modeling material is with a mold - and my favorite things to mold come from my jewelry chest. I have a beautiful, antique carved Victorian cross and thought it would make a fantastic centerpiece for a card. I made the mold using Amazing Mold Putty and used the Delight™ air dry modeling compound to cast it. After it was dry, I painted the cross with Creative Inspirations Paint in Sea Foam, which really went great with my papers. I think this card is one of those that would be lovely framed.

Patterned Papers: Bo Bunny
Cardstock: Worldwin Papers

Creative Inspirations Paint: Sea Foam
Stamps: Verve
Delight™ Air Drying Modeling Compound
Amazing Mold Putty

Monday, February 27, 2012

Kind of CAS

This week, the Verve challenge was a Clean and Simple sketch. I have to say, I am CAS challenged! As much as I try, my cards always end up a little too embellished to count as CAS! But, that's ok, I'm glad they turn out looking like me.

Spellbinders Damask Accents
Spellbinders Damask Motifs
Distress Stain - Worn Lipstick
Viva Decor Pearl Pen Cream
Verve Stamp - Fairy Tales
GCD Patterned Papers
Worldwin Papers Cardstock

Sunday, February 26, 2012

CottageCutz Treat Bag

If you are need a cute treat bag to make, I've got one to share with you. When I saw the CottageCutz / Peachy Keen Shower Peepers die from The Scrapping Cottage, I knew what I wanted to make. I always think that shading my die cuts with distress ink adds so much more life to them - but on this little chick, I was having a hard time getting too much ink, so I added it a little different. I used my water pen, and picked up a little Scattered Straw ink for her body, and just a touch of Worn Lipstick for her cheeks. This gave me much more control, and a very light touch of ink. The face is so cute - it's a Peachy Keen stamp that comes with the set (actually you get three different faces so your little peeper can have different expressions).

If you want to make the gift bag, here's how:

The acrylic bubble that I used on the front of the bag is a Flower-Soft Display Globe, but you could also just use a flat piece of acrylic, and cut your opening to any size and shape that you would like.

Cut another strip of paper, 1" x 12" and attach to the sides for a handle. Use dimensional tape to attach your die cut.

If you liked today's post, be sure to mark your calendars for a blog hop on March 17th with Scor-Pal and American Crafts. There will be lots of great tutorials for using your Scor-pal and tons of beautiful papers from American Crafts! And on March 28th, CottageCutz will be having a blog hop, that you won't want to miss either!

Scrapping Cottage Dies: Shower Peepers
Patterned Papers, Buttons: American Crafts Garden Cafe
Acrylic Dome: Flower Soft Display Globe
Distress Ink: Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick
Water Pen: Close to My Heart

Peachy Keen: Weather/ Three Dimensional