Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Today I have decorated a paper Mache ornament. I started decorating these ornaments a few years ago and have improved drastically in my ways but yet what I do is simple enough and doesn't take up days of your time.
After tracing and cutting out my paper, I glued the paper on and inked the edges. Then I added the ribbon and embellishment. I just love how elegant this ornament looks.
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue for the ribbon
Anna Griffin 6 x 6 paper pad Yuletide Greetings which was part of the 6 x 6 paper pad group - contact Kim if interested
Trim is from Cardmaking for Connoisseurs - contact Kim about ordering it.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and Happy Holidays!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
That’s the theme for my tag. I really had fun making this tag. I basically stayed with one color. And what made it so easy were all the products I had in my stash to get that monochromatic look.
(you can click on the photos to get a larger view)
What I did first was use some collage tissue paper by 7 Gypsies from the Journey Collection. I used mod podge to adhere the tissue to a piece of card stock. Then I used Glue N’ Seal by Inkssentials in a matte finish to protect the tissue paper from moisture. I cut several strips of the tissue to make the small flowers. The steampunk padlocks were made using a silicone mold and paper clay. I embossed the padlocks with Aged Ochre Embossing Powder by Stampendous. The memo pins in the flowers are from Tim Holtz’s idea-ology line. I covered one of the pins also with Aged Ochre Embossing Powder. The other memo pin holds the theme message created on the Silhouette. The wooden Key is by KaiserCrafts. I painted the key with three shades of *Distress Paints to get a patina look (pumice stone, rusty hinge, & peeled paint). Then I added some *Distress Glitter (tarnished brass).
*The Distress Paints and Distress Glitter were purchased through a club. Kim often sells products by offering her customers a chance to join clubs where you pay a reduced cost over a 6 month period. The clubs help you build on your craft supplies. Its an unique way to get the items that are popular. You can join these clubs by being part of the Cutters Creek Yahoo Group.
Stop by the Cutters Creek Online Store and see all the awesome products Kim offers. And if there is something you are looking for and it’s not available in the store you can contact Kim and she may be able to special order it for you.
Thank you for stopping by, Fran
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
My project today, uses a new Anna Griffin paper pad Yuletide Greetings that I got as part of the 6x6 paper pad club.
Be sure to watch the video to get the full recipe and see how it all gets put together.
Cutters Creek store.
Monday, November 25, 2013
My card base is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" white Bazzill card stock. My pattern paper is from the Echo Park Holly Jolly 6" X 6" paper pad. My red pattern mat is cut at 4" X 5 1/4". I cut a piece of green card stock 3" x 5 1/4" and used a border punch on each side. The music paper is the back side to the red paper and I cut it so it would fit on the green punched mat but it too is 5 1/4" tall. My tree, is from the new Sizzix Framelits Dies and Stamps Tim Holtz Christmas Tree set. I love the versatility of these sets. For this card I opted to not use the stamps but just the dies. But I just as easily could have stamped and cut, or just stamped.
I used three different shades of green card stock one for each layer with each layer getting a bit lighter. The star is cut from some gold paper and then sprayed with some Gold Glitter Dust. ( Be sure to stock up on the Glitter Dust spray, it is a holiday must have). To decorate my tree I added some random pearls using a variety of colors of Liquid Pearls.
I stamped my sentiment on some white card stock using some Memento ink. This color is called Love Letters and is a gorgeous red.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone.