Friday, December 7, 2012

I've been busy.........

I have been busy this past few months making lots of things using some of the Paper Packs from the Fall/Winter Idea Book. Thought I would share what I have been doing. Hope you are inspired!

This is a papier mach`e frame (from Michael's) that I covered with our beautiful X7160B Flirty paper. I had to pry it apart and reglue it back together. The round doiley at the left bottom side is cut with our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. I cut it from plain Colonial White and stamped it with one of our background stamp sets called D1477 Universal Backgrounds Stamp Set. I just love what our stamps can do with a plain die cut.  Three of the flowers are cut by the Art Philosophy Cartridge and rolled up. The yellow one at the bottom is actually 6 circles cut with the Art Philosophy, dampened and crunched up and fastened together with a brad in the center. I got this idea from someone in You Tube but unfortunately can't remember her name. The key is cut from the Art Philosophy also. I cut at least 6 and stacked and glued them all together. I used Tim Holtz's Embossing Powder that eels like rust when you are done heating it with the heat gun. Love it! Everything else is Close To My Heart. I used our new Pigment Inks to distress the edges of things. The Pigmnent Inks won't fade so they are very wonderful for distressing and stamping on items that you make for Home Decor. I recommend using either our Liquid Glass or I have found Aileene's Tacky Glue works great to hold 3-D items together.

Here's a couple cards I made. The top card was cut with the Art Philosphy Cricut Cartridge. A couple of the cute paper buttons were cut with the same Cricut Cartridge and stamped with the B1408 Buttons, Bits and Bobs stamp set. I used the X7155B Avonlea Paper Pack for the paper. I really like how the colors lend themselves well to the snowman scene. That stamp set is C1506 Flakey Friends. I used our new Alcohol Markers to color it in and added some glitter with our Glitz Glitter Gel. This is actually a card I taught at a Gathering! If you book a Gathering this is what you get to make and take home with you. 

This card was made with the X7151B Footloose Paper Pack and stamped with a past Stamp Of The Month. I colored it with our Alcohol Ink Marker and fussy cut the leaves. The ribbon in the background is our Z1760 Bulk Burlap Ribbon. If you look closely to the center of the sunflower you can see where I added Almond Glitz Glitter Gel. Gives it a little pizzazz.

Well, I will post more later. I would love to know what you think so please leave a comment.


Mary said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing.

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