Monday, May 29, 2017

Water Color card for Clear Scraps

Hello friends!  So glad you could join me on the  Clear Scraps blog today!  I'm sharing a fun project with you today. 

I don't know how many of you have ever tried water coloring but you will love it!  Trust me!  I'm not great at it, however it is the most forgiving art I have tried in a long time.  Today's card is a little different than the layout is previously shared.

IMG_3908 

To begin this card I traced the shapes of the 5x9 Feathers Stencil using a Versa Marker and embossed it with copper embossing powder.  I used water color paper and it wasn't expensive and either were the water color paints.  There are many varieties available so if you're just starting out try some from the local hobby stores.  I used white embossing powder to emboss the images and simply water colored in the lines.  It doesn't have to be perfect as I said it's very forgiving!

I simply colored in the shapes and and the background and then added some splatters and Clear Scraps Sequins.

 Hope you give this fun  and easy technique a try!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!  
Debbie

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Water Color Layout Clear Scraps

Hello friends!  So glad you could join me on the  Clear Scraps blog today!  Debbie with you sharing a fun project with you today.I don't know how many of you have ever tried water coloring but you will love it!  Trust me!  I'm not great at it, however it is the most forgiving art I have tried in a long time.  Years ago I took art classes and was an avid oil painter.  I made several paintings and got impatient with the amount of time it took to finish one painting.  You sometimes had to wait days to let the painting dry. Oil painting can stay wet for days, you can actually put them in the freezer and just pick up where you left off.  It's more of a wet on wet technique where as water coloring you want it to dry before adding the next layers of color.  It's very forgiving and so relaxing. 

IMG_3909
  To begin this layout I stamped and embossed several flower images onto my layout.  I used water color paper and it wasn't expensive and either were the water color paints.  There are many varieties available so if you're just starting out try some from the local hobby stores.  I used white embossing powder to emboss the images and simply water colored in the lines.  It doesn't have to be perfect as I said it's very forgiving!

Once my water coloring was done I added a few Clear Snap Sequins and the chipboard piece Journey.  All available in the Clear Scraps store.  I simply embossed the chipboard word with black embossing powder to make it pop a bit.

IMG_3910


Hope you give this fun  technique a try! There are tons of water coloring tutorials on you tube to learn some of the super easy techniques.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!  
Debbie

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Clear Scraps Circle Printers Tray

Hello friends!  So glad you could join me on the  Clear Scraps blog today!  I'm sharing a fun project with you today. My favorite colors are turquoise and I also love Patina finishes so today my project highlights those two things!

  18423689_10209176855833993_3000927828675726147_n

I started this project by covering the back piece of chipboard with patterned paper that coordinated with the colors I chose.
I then trimmed off the excess and flipped it over to start adding my photos and embellishments.
  IMG_3901

  IMG_3900
 To give your top frame a patina look you will to ink the frame with a chalk ink or acrylic paint.  I used Quick Quotes
chalk in the color Tahiti .  You will need several embossing powders, I used a bronze, black and turquoise. After the paint or ink
is dry start adding your embossing powders using Versa Mark Ink.  Randomly spread the first color which will be black.
Next color will copper or bronze and final color turquoise.
IMG_3897
The final steps will be to add your acrylic to the top of the embellishments frame.  Don't forget to remove the film first.
18423689_10209176855833993_3000927828675726147_n
To finish this frame off I made some flowers and leaves and adhered them to the front of the tray.

Hope you give this fun  technique a try!

Thanks for stopping by my blog  today!!  
Debbie

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tutti Designs Weding Bouquet Card

Hi friends!  Today I'm sharing a project using dies by Tutti Designs!  Tutti Designs has been busy creating away so many fabulous new dies so be sure to stop by the store and check out the new 
 Weddings are year round and these dies will be some of the most used in your collection. Tutti Designs has some of the best dies around so be sure to check them out in the store!  



To make this card
I stamped the flourish image heat embossed the embossing powder and colored the background with Gelatos.  If you haven't played with Gelatos and watercolor paper, you should try!  So much fun!

I simply die cut my Wedding Bouquet from gold foil card stock and then adhered it to the card.





Tutti Designs dies are just so intricate and beautiful! There is new releases available in the store so keep watching because there is MORE TO COME
so keep checking back daily!

Giving cards is one of the most personal, thoughtful and encouraging things you can do for a friend or loved one.  All too often people send a text or use social media to send sentiments to people who sometimes could use a little more personal encouragement. 

The smile on a friend or family members face is worth it!
  Tutti Designs has so many fun dies for all occasions, be sure to stop by and check those out too! 

 Our design team is here everyday so be sure to stop by and let them inspire you to create your own beautiful projects!!


Make sure you stop off at the Tutti Designs Store 
and check out all of these fabulous dies. 


Need inspiration?  
The team has something new to share here on the Tutti Designs Blog EVERY DAY!  
I'll be back again next Thursday with a new Tutti Designs project.
In the meantime, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:




Thanks for stopping by my  blog today!


Debbie

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Oriental Fan Card

Hello Dies R Us friends! 
 Debbie with you today and I'm sharing a new card  for Dies R Us. 

This card is a fun card that features a fun die by Tutti Designs
called the Oriental Fan.



For this Card I started out by stamping the large flourish and adding embossing powder and heat embossing.

The second step is to  color the background.  I used gelatos to color in the background.

Using the Oriental Fan Die  I cut on fan from gold foil card stock and adhered it to the front corner of the card.

Add your sequins to embellish.


Giving cards is one of the most personal, thoughtful and encouraging 
things you can do for a friend or loved one.  All too often 
people send a text or use social media to send
 sentiments to people who sometimes could use a little more 
personal encouragement.

The smile on a friend or family members face is worth it!
Dies R Us has so many fun dies for all occasions, be sure to stop by 
and check those out too! 

 Our design team is here everyday so be sure to stop by and let them 
inspire you to create your own beautiful projects!!

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.
  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month
 and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to
 the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important
 Dies R Us links are provided below. 
click below for:
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Debbie

Clear Scraps May Tag

 Hi friends! Today I'm sharing my May tag for Clear Scraps. Hope you are all enjoying warmer weather and longer days.   I love that I live in a part of the country that I can enjoy all the seasons!  We have been enjoying much warmer days than usual here in the Rocky mountains and the flowers are out and the grass is  green!  It's a little early for us but we are hoping for no more snow or freezing weather.

Seems like life is always too busy for the most important things, however this fun tag won't take you long at all. I created this tag with Clear Scraps Acrylic Tag Album.

IMG_3913
 For this acrylic tag I adhered the paper to the back of the  tag and embellished the tag on the front with  flowers.
I popped up all the pieces with pop dots for dimension.
To finish it off add some twine to the top.

Hope you enjoyed my May Tag and hope you're playing along with the design team on the Clear Scraps Blog and making your own pretty tags!

Be sure to stop by and check out all the beautiful tags this month by our talented designers!

As always thanks for stopping by my blog today!!



Debbie

Friday, May 19, 2017

Dies R Us Wedding Cake Shaker Card

Hello Friends!  Today I'm sharing another wedding card!  Just a little different and some fun techniques!

This card is a fun card that features a fun die by Tutti Designs
called the Wedding Cake.

I'm learning to paint again at my age which I won't tell you but it's

something I learned years ago but this is different.

At one time in my life I oil painted but this is so different!!

For this Card I did some water coloring, believe me when I tell you it was very basic!


The back  panel is water color paper and I very simply took a wide brush and brushes several different colors on to the paper.  
If you don't know anything about water color, there are many videos out on you tube that will teach you the basics.



Next step is to die cut the cake from the center of a piece of white card stock.  You will be using the negative for this card.

On a piece of scrap velum stamp your sentiment and adhere it to the bottom of your die cut panel.
Add some clear acetate to the back of your die cut panel and then 
Adhere foam tape around the die cut.  

Add your sequins into the center of the foam tape and on the acetate.  

Add a coordinating panel cut slightly larger than your panel and adhere it to your die cut panel.  Adhere both to a card base.

Embellish as desired.


Giving cards is one of the most personal, thoughtful and encouraging 
things you can do for a friend or loved one.  All too often 
people send a text or use social media to send
 sentiments to people who sometimes could use a little more 
personal encouragement.

The smile on a friend or family members face is worth it!
Dies R Us has so many fun dies for all occasions, be sure to stop by 
and check those out too! 

 Our design team is here everyday so be sure to stop by and let them 
inspire you to create your own beautiful projects!!

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.
  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month
 and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to
 the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important
 Dies R Us links are provided below. 
click below for:
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!



Debbie