Friday, February 28, 2014

You will be missed


I love how this card turned out. I used modeling paste and stencils to create the wood-grain background, the 3D texture is looks and feels awesome. Applied some distress ink on top and sprayed Lindy's Stamp Gang to finish the look. The sunflowers are a local buy. 
Creating 3D texture using modeling paste is so much fun, I love that it dries quickly, is so easy to work with and can be colored with inks and sprays. Here's a closer look.
Linking to:
Paper pretties - Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC299 - Try a New Technique!  - used modeling paste to create the background for the first time.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Happy Anniversary Chacha Chachi

A quick and simple card I made for my Chacha Chachi's (Uncle and Aunt) wedding anniversary. Put together with left over die-cuts from previous projects.....added a layer of Golden Sleigh Bells Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray on top of the entire and my card was done.
Linking upto:
Paper Crafting Journey - Love is in the Air
Scrapbooker PHd - Challenge #7: Hearts (use pink and red)
Shelly Images - *Use TWO hearts and the colors Red and/or Pink*
Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

How to make flowers out of Patterned Paper scraps

 I finally found something useful and fun to do with patterned paper scraps. Over the years I have accumulated shoe boxes and shoe boxes full of paper scraps which I find too hard to let go off and didn't know what to do with either….but not anymore :)
I created these gorgeous blooms from patterned paper scraps.
They are incredibly quick and easy to make. You will need:

  1. Paper scraps
  2. Floral dies/punches – I used Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die and a few MFT Die-namics dies.
  3. Glimmer mists – I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Star burst sprays.
  4. Gemstones/rhinestones/buttons for the flower centers
  5. Double sided foam tape

Die-cut flowers with all your floral dies out of patterned paper scraps.
Don’t worry if the colors and patterns of the die-cut pieces don’t go well together; just spray some semi-opaque glimmer mist (I used walnut stain ink and Lindy Stamp Gang sprays in various colors) onto all the die-cuts. This will give an even color tone not to mention shimmer to all the layers. Make sure to spray a semi-opaque layer so that the patterns on your patterned paper are not totally lost.
To make the most of my glimmer sprays, I first spread a layer of un-cut scraps and spread my die-cut flowers on top of them and then sprayed with glimmer sprays. This way I do not loose even a single drop of my precious glimmer sprays!
 Once all the die-cuts have dried, loosely group them into different layered flowers…..for best results mix and match cuts from different dies.
Once you've grouped the flowers, take each layer of a flower and crush/crumple each petal randomly with your fingers. I followed Dr Sonia’s tip from her Easy Paper flowers Tutorial, she says “ Using your fingers rather than an embossing tool tremendously cuts down the time taken to make your flower!” and I totally agree with her.
Put together the layers with double sided foam tape – another tip from Dr Sonia’s Easy Paper flowers Tutorial. It adds dimension to the flowers and is super quick!

 Add you preferred flower center and your gorgeous bloom is ready!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial……I’d love to know what you do with your hard to discard patterned paper scraps.