Sunday, August 9, 2020

Heartfelt - Heart Shaker Card


I'm here with your today to share a card made using the fabulous "soon to be released " collection from Maja Design called "Miles Apart".  The collection will be released August 10th and will soon be shipping around the world.  

This is a "must have" collection with gorgeous soft roses, pale peach, light green, gingham patterns and all the exquisite vintage charm that sets Maja Design distinctively apart from any other paper company.   It really makes me smile because it's so beautiful.  

I'm betting Frantic Stamper will stock this collection so stay tunned. 

The collection also has a 6x6 paper pad and the matching Monochrome collection, "Shades of Miles"  with just solids.  I used the "Walnut Brown" from the monochrome collection as a background frame for my card. 

The Shaker
The chipboard  Heart with arrow Shaker  is from Creative Embellishments.  It's easy to assemble and comes with the perfectly sized acrylic window.  It's also wonderful to use for so many occasions.  

I didn't do anything special with the chipboard except ink with Walnut Stain Distress Ink by - Tim Holtz.

Creative Embellishments - Heart With Arrow Shaker?limit=100

The best glue to use when assembling the shakers is one with a small tip  to control the amount of glue.  My favorite glue to use on shakers is Nuvo - Deluxe Adhesive because it dries clear, has a strong bond, dries fast, and has a small nozzle. 
Nuvo - Deluxe Adhesive

The Shaker Mix
Every shaker needs fabulous sequin shaker mix and  is filled with Buttons Galore and More's newly released Pink Frosting Doo Dadz.  This mix is glittery and shimmery like delicate frosting roses.  Visit Buttons Galore to see the entire Doo Dadz collection
Buttons Galore -Pink Frosting Dd107

The Doo Dadz make great accents on cards and projects too.  That's also when the Nuvo - Adhesive and the CRYSTAL KATANA  Pick Up Tool really make me smile by enabling me to easily pick up small gems and sequins without fuss. 

I also used a beautiful 3D heart button on this card from Buttons Galore and More in my floral cluster.  This button does have a plastic shank on the back that I cut off to fit better on the card.  It's easy to cut off - no worries. 
Buttons Galore -Wedding Bliss?_pos=7&_sid=1f237817e&_ss=r

Thanks for stopping and Happy Crafting.  

Friday, August 7, 2020

Pool Party Shaker Card - Featuring Spellbinders / Fun Stampers Journey

Summer Pool Party Shaker Card - Spellbinders/ FSJ Fun Stampers Journey

Summer is a time for relaxation, fun and SUMMER POOL PARTIES! Are you the summer mermaid?  The floater?  
The lounger?  The diver?  The underwater explorer? The summer party shaker?
Or maybe you are the poolside observer dipping your feet in to refresh. 

This stamp set was made for summer fun. It's completely irresistible. 
Introducing Fun Stampers Journey Pool With a View Die Set and companion Make a Splash Stamp Set - with detailed stamps that cover all those pool characteristics described above - from the mermaid to the underwater explorer and more. 

Pool With a View Die SetMake a Splash Stamp Set

I decided to create a shaker card because the pool die gave me ample opportunity to a nicely sized shaker body.  
I simply ran dimensional foam and a piece of acrylic through Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine to create the pieces for the shaker.  

This was stamped on watercolor paper  using Fun Stampers Journey'sBlack Licorice True Color Ink Pad.  I love this ink because it has dark rich pigmentation that does not bleed.  It produces crisp, and clear images that "play nice" with watercolors and other inks.  
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad
I used watercolor pencils and a water brush to color the stamped images. 

Here is a close up of the card.  
The dragon or sea creature float make me smile.     

(and trust me, Tulla and Norbert really know how to enjoy themselves). 

Photo Play Paper - Tulla and Norbert's Excellent Adventure Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack

The shaker mix inside the pool is from Buttons Galore and More - Sequin Mix - Denim Blues. If you put the time into making a fun shaker card, then you need great shaker mix.  
Buttons Galore -Denim Blues Ll306?_pos=4&_sid=bdb3385f4&_ss=r 

Need even more adventure in your life?  Check out the other FSJ Happy Place "build a scene" stamps  for the amusement park and the camping adventure.   Totally adorable. 

Thanks for stopping here.  Happy adventures.  

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tiny Canvas Dimensional Card - Spellbinders Large Die of the Month with Video

Mini Canvas - Spellbinders Large Die of the Month (and more)

The creativity and innovation overflow with the cool Spellbinders clubs this month (well every month).  Unleash your mini Bob Ross, Van Gogh, or your own unique style with the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month for August.  

This month, you can make your own art easel, dimensional canvas and decorate to your heart's content. Spellbinders has a wonderful step-by-step video to help you along the way.
  Scroll down to see the video.  
Large Die of the Month Membership

In addition to the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month , I am featuring the alphabet dies from the Small Die of the Month  and sailboat and palm tree dies from Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month for August. 

My mini canvas was created using an inexpensive watercolor set and water pens with watercolor paper.   The canvas is watercolor paper as are the sailboat, palm trees and tiny alphas.  The frame was made using kraft paper. 

Spellbinders Video Tutorial

Here's a quick video produced by Spellbinders showing how easy it is to create the easel and canvas.   

The definition and highlights were created using a fine black pen and white paint pen after the watercolor paper was dry.  

The second mini canvas uses the flowers and vase elements from the
 Spellbinders Large Die of the Month  This was also made using watercolors, watercolor papers and a water brush. 

And as always, the dies for Spellbinders monthly clubs are exclusive to Spellbinders and you won't find them anywhere else. 

Thanks for stopping here today.  Happy crafting.

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 Large Die of the Month Membership
Spellbinders Large Die of the Month Membership

 Small Die of the Month Membership
Small Die of the Month Membership

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 Card Kit of the Month Membership

Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month
 American Crafts - Art Supply Basics Collection - Professional Watercolor Cake Tray Set - 37 PiecesBrea Reese - Empty Water Brush - Fine

Brea Reese - Empty Water Brush - Fine

Spellbinders Clubs - Small Die of the MonthSpellbinders Clubs - Card of the Month Spellbinders Clubs - Amazing Paper Grace Dies (APG)
Spellbinders Clubs - Large DieSpellbinders Clubs - Glimmer Hot Foil Die Hero Value Club Membership - Small + Large + APG Die of the Month

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