Did you know that Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 25th anniversary? In celebration, they just released their new catalog and it's filled with stamps to suit any style of scrapbooking, cardmaking, and more! I have to say that I have many favorites in this catalog. Let me share with you one of my favorites today:
This is the Stippled Blossoms Clear-Mount Stamp set. Check it out here. Stampin' Up! was so generous to send me this set to play with. It was so much fun to stamp in layers!!! Here's what I made with this set
And here's a closer look:
Check back next week for more new releases from Stampin Up!
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Master 25 mixed-media techniques in 5 weeks taught by Claudine Hellmuth
5 week workshop
Create a faux tintype image transfer, make art with Elmer's glue and a plastic bag, create a gesso chalkboard—these are just a few of the amazing techniques featured in this class! Technique Toolbox is your chance to brush up on these (and 22 more) mixed-media techniques with nationally known collage artist and illustrator Claudine Hellmuth as your guide.
Technique Toolbox consists of 25 instructional videos and 25 professionally designed "recipe cards" that outline each technique. You'll file these printable recipes inside an adorable handmade toolbox you'll create in class. And that's not all! Claudine has invited 20 fellow artists and crafters to create exclusive projects with her techniques, giving you plenty of ideas for creative, real-world applications—from scrapbook pages to wall décor.
To read the rest of the class description and to register click here.
Usually, I use the Sizzix decorative strip dies as embellishments, but this time, I created the whole background with them. Let me tell you, it was a lot of fun to use a favorite product in a different way... kinda stretches your supplies along with your imagination! Here are some close up shots and step-by-step instructions.
1. Die cut vintage laces, harlequin borders, ticket strip, and Typeset alphabet out of cream cardstock. 2. Pop out the letters and numbers from the Typeset alphabet strip by poking with a paper piercer. Keep the negative. 3. Do the same with the vintage lace borders. 4. Color the diecut decorative strips with acrylic paints. Let dry. 5. With very little adhesive on the backs, position the colored diecut strips on black cardstock as shown. Add a strip of patterned paper. Stitch in place. 6. Splatter paints across the page by loading paintbrush with acrylic paints diluted with water and gently tapping the brush handle. 7. Attach a piece of book paper. Tear some vellum and layer it on top. Attach bits and pieces of trim and loose thread. Add photo and some sequins. Stitch the cluster in place. 8. Add a bit of journaling. 9. Embellish with clip, tag, and flowers.
I'm loving sequins these days, little bits of shine to sprinkle around projects... pretty, sweet. Here's what I made with some gold sequins and a lot of Glitz Design products.
On this layout, I added lots of small bits and pieces from the Uncharted Waters collection as well as some pieces from Love You Madly and Color Me Happy collections. This was one fun layout to make! Here are some closer looks.
Supply List: Glitz Design “Uncharted Waters” 6x6 Paper pad Glitz Design “Uncharted Waters” 12 x12 Bits & Pieces paper Glitz Design “Uncharted Waters” Paper Layers Glitz Design “Love You Madly” Paper Layers Glitz Design “Color Me Happy” Paper Layers Glitz Design “Uncharted Waters” BokehWashi tape Glitz Design “Uncharted Waters” Paper Garland Glitz Design “Uncharted Waters” Teeny Alphas Aqua Stripe Other: cardstock, acrylic paints, paint brush, sequins, adhesive Don't forget to check out the Glitz blog for more inspiration!
The April showers have brought May flowers and new plants have sprouted. Around this time every year, we get ambitious and start our own garden at home. This year, I'm keeping a garden journal. I have always loved altering books with paints and gels. This time,however, I'm sticking mostly with papers to alter an old book I found at our library's used book shop.
I picked a book with a green cover for the garden theme. I cut out a seed packet from Farm Girl 12 x 12 Wheelbarrow paper and attached it at about the center to decorate the cover.
Next, I cut away some pages from the book. To do this, slide in a cutting mat below a stack of pages you want to remove. Leaving about half an inch from the binding, lay a ruler and cut with a sharp craft knife by carefully pulling toward yourself. Cut some windows the same way.
Of course I couldn't do away with paints altogether, so I splattered some on each page. Load your brush with a mix of paint and water, tap on the brush handle with a finger to splatter the paint, and let it dry.
Did you know that Glitz Design makes some wonderful Woodgrain patterns?
Like this paper
and this washi tape
and this roller doodle stamp
Think of all the lovely things you can make with these products!
Usually, I associate woodgrain designs with masculine and outdoor projects, but I wanted to try them to make something softer and a little more feminine. This is a card I came up with...
I inked up the Giant Roller Doodle with pink ink and rolled it onto the card. I sprinkled some water onto the card for the ink to blend a bit. I splattered acrylic paints on the card. I cut a strip of woodgrain paper layer and notched the ends to make a banner, added the strip to the card, and put pieces of washi tape at the top and bottom of the strip. I stamped the sentiment on a punched circle, layered it on a bigger circle, and mounted it overlapping the strips. To finish the card, I stitched in circles around the sentiment.
Supply List: Glitz Design “Color Me Happy” Paper LayersGlitz Design “Color Me Happy” Woodgrain Washi tape Glitz Design “Color Me Happy” Woodgrain Giant Roller Doodle Glitz Design “Ucharted Waters” Rubber Stamps Other: cardstock, acrylic paints, inkpad, thread, paint brush, circle punches, adhesive Don't forget to check out the Glitz blog for more inspiration!