Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Tea Bag Holder

Well, what's a girl to do when there is a storm brewing?  This one went up to her stamping room and stamped her girlfriend a little gift!!

Another dear friend recently forwarded a tutorial on making this cute little Tea Bag Holder, so I decided to give it a go!  So I used the tutorial for the pattern and then for the front panel, I used another tutorial from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Tips and Techniques Section - Watercoloring on Velvet Glitter!  Sparkle N Sprinkle has recently added a new product to their already extensive line of glitters.  We now have Velvet Glitters!  These glitters actually feel like velvet, they are super soft and it is so much fun to stamp on top of them and now, it's been proven, that we can use several mediums to color on top of them too!

For this particular project, I used Watercolor Crayons.  I covered a piece of cream cardstock with  a piece of SNS's Super Adhesive Sheets.  I cut and embossed with Spellbinder's Labels One die and then removed the protective backing and applied Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter to the entire piece.  I then stamped the Magnolia image and saying in black Staz-On and colored in the Magnolia with a waterbrush and watercolor crayons.

I attached a little row of pearls to the bottom to finish it off!  I know my friend Sharon, is going to love this!  I put a tea bag in one pocket and a Starbuck's card in the other.

Here's the finished product:

Now, I need to go and make her a batch of shortbread to go along with it!  'Till next time.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle has got some new sets!

Good morning!  We've got a beautiful fall morning here in New Jersey!  Just the right inspiration needed for some fall-themed stamping.  This morning, I'd like to share a couple of cards with you that I made from Sparkle N Sprinkle's new Fall Harvest set. Also, if you scroll down under the set, you will see many samples by some of the other Design Team Members.

I know I will be using this set over and over again!

The background for this first card is actually a photo of my backyard from last fall, and I printed it on to cream cardstock before running it through the Autumn Words embossing folder  I then sanded it to highlight the words.

I dipped three Versamarked gold brads in three different autumnal embossing powders to bring out the yellow, red and green tones of the watercolored apples.  Here are the full instructions for the card.

Still in autumn mode, I used the pumpkin image from the set for my second card:

For this background I used the edge of the watercolor crayons and applied yellow, pale orange, orange and red scribbled across watercolor paper, then I used a water color brush to blend the colors together. After die cutting the circle and dry embossing it (with brown dye ink applied to the inside of the folder), I covered the entire piece with Versamark and heat embossed with clear, to give it a shine.

The pumpkin image is colored with watercolor crayons applied with a waterbrush.  Full instructions for this card can be found right here.

Hope you've enjoyed your visit today.  I'll be back soon, to show you what I did with the new Christmas Set!  'Till then - Happy Fall!

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Best Lie

Good Morning,

Well here is the third of my Golf Cards, that I was working on last week. Scroll down to see the first two, if you haven't seen them already. Again trying for a humorous, masculine card, I used images from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Golf Set 189 - Green Pastures and Mustang Sally from Set 283 - Cars - Clyde.

Here is what I came up with:

I edged the card with our new "Velvet" Microfine glitter - Lator Gator,  just to give our Glitzy Golfer a little masculine bling!  These glitters are the latest product that Sparkle N Sprinkle has come out with.  They are gorgeously velvety, and they are available in 11 different colors, for now.

So this is the last of my Golfing Trio!

I'm off to play some more with those Velvet Glitters.  Lator Gator!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

It's a Hole in One!!

So here is the second, of my three Golf cards.  If you scroll down, you'll see the first one!  Still on a roll with the humorous masculine cards using one of the fun Golf Sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I used Embossable Acetate for the window and did a masculine looking background for the wallpaper!

I put a droplet of black Staz-On reinker to replicate a cracked window and used a toothpick to make the cracks.  When it was dry I punched a hole in the center.

Full details are right here.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fun After Fifty

I was playing around last week with some of the Golf images from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I took a saying from another set 246 - Free Spirited Hat Ladies and came up with the first of my three golf cards!

Here it is:

You know after fifty, your eyes just aren't the same as they used to be!  So I decided to give McDuff a bigger ball to hit!

Complete directions are here, if you need them!