It’s that time of year when things start picking up in pace: kids are back in school, it may be warm out but we begin to think about the months ahead & maybe even plan! WELL let’s have a nod to fun color that’s grounded with gold foiling, wood prints & a soft chalkboard look… Oh and you’re never TOO OLD to play with Vicki Boutin’s art crayons & “Creative FX” glaze! I go over the glorious possibilities & simplicity of use with the next (7 minute!!!) video showing at least 6 techniques, with tips & tricks! Did I mention this kit has a FULL SIZE Lawn Fawn ink pad? Well, if 18 pieces of paper: 5 with gold foiling! from Jen Hadfield fun matching stamps & dies from Vicki Boutin Jen Hadfield & Vicki Boutin doesn’t get your attention, I hope that will! By the way, this kit is already limited. I strongly encourage you to consider subscribing to CEP’s box of fun! O.K…. watch the video(s) I’m posting today & leave a comment, don’t forget to like/subscribe! *hugs* Stay Crafty, my friends!
Well, I have created one of my favorite 10 cards, 1 kit collections AND I have a ton of goodies leftover! Half of the journaling cards/card starters, a ton of stickers, some pieces of cardstock already cut for other cards & a lot of half sheets & partial 6×6 papers. Not to shabby for a kit that costs $25.99! This is the best collection of cards I think I’ve compiled using various products, techniques & tips/tricks I think I have done since coming back from Family Leave earlier this year. I tried to create different designs than other DT Members that are doing a fabulous job! So, I hope you enjoy this 10 Cards/1 Kit video using the Spring Market line by Carta Bella:
Ready for a customized creation from your stamp set from the Summer Blossoms Card Kit from Creative Escape Papercrafting? Let’s also use the #54321 method of rating for this card to get also make the most of our supplies AND time! the crafting! Stamping can be a bit tedious if you create your own large clusters from independent images UNLESS you happen to have a video under 10 minutes to walk you through everything: from start to done! 🙂 So, I wanted to try to see how much mileage I could get out of this beautiful stamp set that has become a “go to” already for me & will continue to be because the quality! After more than 15 years (yikes!) of stamping, embossing and creating cards, this set is one of the highest quality sets I’ve had the pleasure of using! If you have gotten to know us, via YouTube, Facebook, Google, Instagram, the blog, etc… you know we are honest about any product or issue we may encounter. I have been SO impressed & proud to be able to design for a start-up that insists on high quality items at a great price point! The white cardstock I used for: stamping all images, coloring, shading, blending Prismas & erasing, when necessary, is included in every kit Creative Escape Papercrafting whether it’s a coloring kit, card kit. So, if you purchase(d) any kit, you can do this technique with the white cardstock they use! (Love that you have always gotten an extra sheet in the card kits, if you make a mistake cutting your bases or want to make more than 10 cards, you certainly can!)
Then, I used a 3 x 6 inch piece of white paper to stamp & color additional flowers & leaves extra dimension. Note, you can keep this as a one layer card if you would like! I just got into a groove stamping and accidentally got the side of a knuckle into the stamp pad, so layering seemed like a good option for my goof! Then, I bended the pieces a bit to give them a more realistic look and went over the edges with a black marker. Next, I used a favorite staple in the craft room: the glue gun to create support for the cut images & glued those puppies on! I simply stamped “Cherish” with that black ink that’s out to get me 🙂 & glued 2 foiled butterflies together to create a very sturdy, single gold foiled butterfly to the card. I did add the blush layer & did my own yellow ombre touch to the white cThe final touch: 1 of pretty self-adhesive aurora borealis stones at the top of the “i”! So, this card rates as a 5 on the #54321 scale, however, it’s one my favorite cards I’ve made for little while. It’s worth it to color the images & many of us love to color anyway! Hope you’ll give this technique a try! Links below for supplies! *LAST DAY TO ENTER (8/17/17) FOR THE SUNRISE & TIDE NEW DISTRESS DIOXIDE INKS!!!* SUBSCRIVE to the blog or YouTube AND leave a comment & you’re entered!!!
Additional supplies: 24 count Prisma colored pencils, tape runner, a few foam squares, glue gun, “Calligrapher” marker by Sakura, scrap paper for masking, washi tape and fiskars scissors
Hello everyone! I had the camera rolling to do an unboxing & I realized had NOT done a proper tutorial for the included Chameleon Pen! So, we’re going to change that right now! They are easy to use however, being a new kind of alcohol marker, they are an investment. So, it’s worth a few minutes to know how they work, how to store them properly & how to put the pen together! That way, you can get to the good part: having fun coloring with the pen/pens! They really are nice to just zone out & have fun without the guesswork of shading! If you have other shades of Chameleons, I recommend coloring in circular pattern on an obeject, like a flower. (Going around the image instead of just moving up and down an image.) That way, the shading is more uniform since your coloring depends on how long you fuse. Stay crafty, my friends! ENJOY:
Ready to use your stash a bit differently? Try our heat embossed #sprayembossingpowder technique for a refreshing take on heat embossing that allows you to enjoy crafting more, too! We allowed SOME of the granules of embossing powder to stay on the card & melted them on, taking full advantage of the texture and shine of the melted powder. We used 3 butterfly stamps from LovefromLizi but any stamps would work for this. This technique works for larger sentiments with brush lettering or a die cut sentiment because of the building up of a few layers of embossing powders, tiny sentiments may not be as easy to read. It never hurts to try a heat embossing a stamped sentiment on scrap paper using this technique to see how it works for you. You many be surprised! Or, you can simply die cut your sentiment out of specialty paper to add after you’re done with embossing like we did. The effect is fun, easy and unique. This card was in our 10 cards, 1 kit video but we wanted to cover the technique more thoroughly here:
We have been busy putting nuvo mousse to the test! What makes nuvo mousse different as opposed to other embossing pastes or mixed media products? Well, we set out to answer some of those questions with the hope of a fun video helping you! Nuvo mousse is made by Tonic, and it comes in an array of colors with shimmer. Unlike other embossing pastes/wax of the not too distant past, you do NOT have to worry about contamination if you use your fingers for application from the jar to paper. Actually, nuvo mousse is perfect for using your fingers for quick crafting or mixed media; however, you may use spatulas if you’d like. It’s a smooth, creamy paste but it can have texture. It’s a unique product we purchased from lovefromlizi.com & some colors from Amazon.com. We tried some “typical” crafting techniques, but we wondered about other possibilities. Some of things tested in this packed & interesting video: embossing/heat tolerance, mixing colors, coverage, DIY paints and sprays, lettering, etc…. HINT: You never know how things will turn out! Also, keep a few baby wipes around to clean hands, spatulas, brushes quickly. Have Fun & enjoy your weekend! Stay crafty, my friends!
Nuvo Crystal Drops are a unique alternative to more expensive embellishments. The bottles go a long way and you can mix the colors to create your own look. The video below shows some ideas on how to use Nuvo Drops to make your own embellishments.
You can find an assortment of Nuvo Crystal Drops at the Love from Lizi store by following this link: http://lovefromlizi.com/t/nuvo
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