Paint the totem whale grey and water spout white. Let dry. Add glitter to the whale and spout. Let dry. Glue the whale together. Since I wanted it to stay in one place there is no need to use brads to connect the pieces. Add a googlie eye.
Cut out a piece of cardstock slightly smaller then the A2 card front and colour a wave pattern of your own design.
Stick the wave drawing to the card front with photo squares at an angle. Adhere the whale to the card front with foam squares.
Add a sentiment and three gems! Send to a good buddy!
Dawn (the little mennonite) here with a Christmas card. I know its early but it always helps to make Christmas cards throughout the year so that they are already done by December. I used the celebration bulbs lace ups from eyeConnect Crafts to make this easy card.
Ten of these bulbs come in the lace up celebration bulbs package. This project only uses four, so you can make many projects from one bulb package.
Take each bulb and colour it directly with distress ink. I used candied apple for the red and pine needles for the green. Since, distress ink stays wet (only for a very short time), I quickly added clear embossing powder and heat set it. This creates a “shiny Christmas bulb look.” Make two red and two green.
Tip: Only do one bulb at a time.
Paint the top of each bulb with bronze craft paint. Let dry. Add all four lace up celebration bulbs to a string of Lawn Fawn gold cord.
Cut out a piece of 4 3/4 x 5 patterned Christmas paper for the background (I used Lawn Fawn paper) and adhere to a white A2 card front with foam squares for added interest and dimension. Choose a cherry Christmas sentiment and adhere to the bottom right corner with adhesive. I choose to ink mine with Versafine ink onto vellum, pour over clear embossing powder and heat set; however, if this is not method is not available to you, you could print out a sentiment on a computer or write one directly on the patterned paper with a black pen.
Take all four bulbs, still connected on the cord, and decide how you want to arrange them on the card front. Adhere two foam squares to the backs of all four lace up celebration bulbs. Adhere bulbs to card front. Twist the cord as desired for maximum interest. Adhere each cord end to the card with wet adhesive like glossy accents. Give to someone you love.
I wanted to make a project that would be sophisticated. When I started this project I had no idea what I was doing but as I got into it I saw that the eyeConnect Crafts Lace Ups Corset (in the small size) could also be a full top by turning the chest into shoulders.
I painted one of the eyeConnect Crafts small Lace Ups corset pink. (Any paint will do.) Two corsets come in the package but you can save the other for a different project. You can buy the small eyeConnect Craft Lace Ups Corset here.
I used a stencil with a sponge and white pigment ink. Then I add white embossing powder to the wet pigment ink and heat set it with a heat gun. I added the white embossing powder because the my white pigment ink takes too long to dry.
I then took a background stamp with black Memento ink and stamped the eyeConnect Crafts Lace Ups small corset here and there. I let it dry for a time and then wiped off any excess ink. I used pink bakers twine to lace up the corset.
Tip: When you are lacing up the corset start at the bottom back and work your way up. This way the bow will be on the top.
Take a black piece of paper (or cardstock) and a compass and draw a skirt form.
Create fold lines with a bone folder and a score board.
Add more detail with a background stamp, clear embossing powder and a heat gun.
Assemble the card. Cut a 9 1/2 x 11 piece of white cardstock in half lengthwise. Score in half to create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 white card.
Cover the front of the card with silver glitter paper.
Cut out a rectangle of white paper (approx 3 3/4 x 5). Emboss a simple design with an embossing machine.
Tip: Leave the raised image to the outside for more interest and a better adhesive surface on the back.
Add foam squares to the back of the white die cut that you have just embossed and adhere to the center of the silver card front.
Finally, adhere a double layer of foam squares (one on top of the other) to the back of the eyeConnect Crafts Lace Ups corset so that it will stick out above the skirt. Put glossy accents (an adhesive) to the back of the skirt and glue to the bottom of the card being sure to center it. When it is dry add the corset to the to top of the skirt. Be sure to overlap the skirt with the corset.
Spring is almost here!!! The weather has been pretty good around here!
Time to put some plant pots outside! I hope I don’t forget to water them! =)
1. Take the pieces off the carrier.
2. Use Gel Sticks to color the Totem Snail. Apply some color and smudge it with your finger (I used green for the body and red, orange and silver for the shell). For the shell, I drew some patterns on the shell before smudging:
Optional: Seal the pieces after coloring them to avoid dirty fingers. You could use Gel Medium or sealer of your choice. Let dry.
1. Use a 5.5″ x 8.5″ piece of cardstock for the card base (I followed the tutorial from HERE to trim and score the card). You can adjust the width of your panel and/or steps for different looks, depending on the size of your stamps and embellishments…
2. I trimmed designer paper to decorate the side panel and the steps.
3. I layered digital stamps, printed and cut them out (optional: use rubber and/or clear stamps + ink pads if digital isn’t your thing!).
4. Color the images with markers (I used a green fabric marker and alcohol-based ones) and adhere them on the steps.
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