I love when you make happy little accidental discoveries when you are crafting. I wanted to create a card with spooky bottles die cut from Tim Holtz Frosted sheets. I thought if I adhered two layers together I could make flat bottles that could be filled. I thought that they would be perfect for the front of a card. And then I wondered what would happen if I added alcohol ink to color the Frosted material first. I think it is important once in a while to ask "what if" and experiment with our supplies. What you discover just might rock your world a little!
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I am thrilled to share with you that my latest online class is now available for download! My 2014 Christmas book, the Christmas Collection Folio is available through my online class page. This printable class has 25 full color pages full of step-by-step instruction and inspiration. I will show you exactly how to create the Christmas Collection Folio shown above or hopefully inspire you to make a version of it that is all your own!
The cover features several techniques that will teach you ways to add some sparkle and shimmer to die cuts and pre-make embellishments.
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Happy Thursday! On Thursdays I like to do a little thing I call Crafty Throw Back Thursday where I take a look back at a past project or tutorial. It is a great way for you to see some older tutorials you may have missed or revisit one you may have forgotten about. The project I Sugar Crackle Glazed Votives I shared on Tim's blog yesterday had me thinking about this tutorial from October 2010. Since the some samples were Halloween themed, I thought it would be a great time to share it for #TBT.
Back then, I was experimenting trying to find the right combination of products to … [Read More...]
Happy Wednesday! I am excited to share a link to my latest tutorial on the Tim Holtz blog. Today I am sharing a tutorial showing how I upcycled glass candle votives from the Target Dollar Spot and soda cans. I still can't believe how pretty they turned out! I hope you will click on over and take a look!
You can find the tutorial at: Sugar Crackle Glazed Votives.
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Happy Tuesday! Back in July I shared a card I made for the release of new fall and winter stamps featuring a felty witch hat. I wanted to revisit that card today with a tutorial to share the step-by-step process of how I made it with photographs. What I love most about this card is that shows a great way to use stamps in a whole new way to create embellishments for your projects.
Cut a 12″ x 6″ strip of Distress Cardstock. Fold the strip in half to create a top fold card. Sand the edges of the cardstock and apply Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges of the card using an ink … [Read More...]
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