Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Here is a very easy but messy technique that produces beautiful results! Materials that you need are Acetate 2 or 3 Re-inkers Tissue paper Diamond Glaze or similar glue Optional but recommended-Disposable Gloves Stamp of your choice Staz-on Glitter 1. (Optional) Stamp your image on your acetate and make sure it is dry before you move to the next step. If you want to stamp your image later...skip to step 2. This is a technique you can do to an entire sheet of acetate or on a piece to do one card. If your going to get messy...you might want to do an entire sheet and have extra for another card(s). 2. Flip your image over and put small globes of glue on the back all over the back and spread the glue around until the back is covered. 3. Drop drops of re-inkers on top of the glue. I would not use no more then 2 or 3 colors. You will notice as you drop the ink it will begin to spread out. Putting the drops too close together may or may not produce a color that you want. 4. This is where the gloves come in handy!!! Take your finger and spread the ink around to either cover the entire back or only in areas that you want color. If you are using more than one color, be careful not to make the colors look muddy. You do not have to color the entire back with color. 5. Sprinkle glitter- covering the entire back or in sections that you want- knock anything loose. I chose to cover the entire back. 6. Layer a piece of tissue paper on top and pat down making sure all the tissue becomes "wet" with the glittery colored glue. You want to make sure you press down to get all the bubbles out. 7. Here is the hardest part........WAITING! You have to make sure you let it dry before you use the image on your card or if you skipped step 1...you have to make sure it is dry before you turn it over to stamp your image. I made this card for a friend who was a bit under the weather. I choose to cut my image out and mount it on a card. This image is from Impression Obsession-Iris & Tulip Set.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
ARRRRRRRR The Biggest Loser's LAST Show is on!!! I will miss that show so much!!! So I am posting a quick card that I made. The image was RAK'd to me and I had some fun with it. I think this little lady is so cute! I 3-D'd her glasses and her floaty. I used a stamp for the palm trees that is very old. I have no idea where it came from. The clouds were made using paper towel as a template. All the ink is from Stamping Up. I made this for a girlfriend for her birthday. I think she will get a kick out if!!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Can you see the Fairy fluttering by the roses? Her name is Mini Lark from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design and I think she is perfect for living amongst the flowers! She is colored with markers, painted with Shimmerz and popped up with dimensionals. If you click on the card to open up larger, you can see how much she shimmerz. The RAK'd Rose image was also colored with Stamping Up markers and pink stickles was layered on top. I used the Stamping Up punch to cut the green corner and glued tiny green bling to it to dress it up a bit. It was a very quick card but perfect for any occasion!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Here is a quick card I made from an image that was RAK'd to me. I think it came out fun and cute. The background paper is all one piece. The circle area was embossed with my Cuttlebug and one of the Cuttlebug Frills embossing borders. I used diamond stickler around the border of the Margarita glass. Image was colored with markers similar to Copic.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Every year on the first Saturday in May, Scrapbookers have their own holiday. It is National Scrapbooking Day. I did a bit of research to see when it first begin. National Scrapbook Day was started in 1994 by Creative Memories, the very well-known scrapbooking company. Scrappers from all over the world celebrate their passion on this day scrapbooking with friends, at crops or alone. Also, I noticed there are many companies celebrating this day with some great sales! Why do I Scrapbook? I have invested a lot of money and time in my memories...I want to remember every moment...scrapbooking allows the story behind my photos to be told....every memorable detail to be included. Future generations will not be clueless. Physically I won't always be here...but with my albums, I will. How did I begin? I give that credit to my baby sister Brenda... I got a phone call one day begging me to go to a "scrapbook" party that afternoon...I had no idea what a "scrapbook" party was and it did not sound interesting at all. Brenda said "I just need one more body or she will not do it!!"...I finally could not resist her. (Little did I know she used the same line on a few others!). I told her "I will go but I am not buying anything!"...as she hung up I heard her say "it will cost you $10 but you get a pair of scissors...". Grrrrrrr....I knew it would cost me in the long run...but I had no idea....it was just the beginning... I have been scrapbooking now since early 1990 and card making since 2005. I have an eclectic style when I scrapbook. Always looking for something new. Exploring new techniques. I hope all you Scrappers did not let the day go without creating one or two layouts. I scrapped alone but I did join in with a couple of yahoo groups and worked on some challenges. Here are some pages that I scrapped today. I hope you enjoyed this year's National Scrapbooking Day!