Monday, May 31, 2010

PRINCE CHARMING CARD By Joy Taylor

Hi Everyone,
Our Guest Designer Joy has made another cute card to share today. 
I hope you enjoy it.
 Products Used:
Cardstocks :  Kraft, White and Copic
Paper :  SEI - Happy Day paper pad 6 x 6
Inkpads:  Colorbox - Frost White and Memento Tuxedo Black

Tutorial :
Cut and fold in half Kraft card stock.
Stamp on the front of the card Hero Arts cling dots background stamp with Colorbox Ink, Frost White and set aside to dry.
Onto Copic Blending cardstock stamp the rince chCarming and the balloons and colour in with Copics.
Once coloured in, cut each image out.
Next cut a strip of white card stock and patterned paper and adhere together.
Onto the white card stock stamp a sentiment and adhere both pieces to the front of the kraft card.
Lastly, adhere both prince and balloons to the card and draw strings from the balloons to the prince.

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Evelyn

EMBELLISHING YOUR DIE CUTS

Hi Everyone,
If you like to use die cuts on your layouts & cards, but are not sure how to finish them off  here are some ideas that I came accross on the internet that I thought you may find helpful.
( Tutorial courtesy of Klo Oxford of Scrapbooking----Passion or Obsession??)


How to embellish diecuts using chalk inks & coloured pencils #1



How to embellish diecuts using chalk inks & coloured pencils #2

 

Using Chalks #1



Using Chalks #2

 

Sharing Ideas.......
Tag you're it.......by Tim Holtz 

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

PRODUCT REVIEW - DISTRESS STICKLES

Hi Everyone,
I came accross a great review on Ranger Distress Stickles & thought I would share it with you.
Ranger Ink's Distress Stickles
(Extract of a review courtesy of Susan Reidy & Craft Critique)
"I firmly believe that into every project a little bling must fall. But what if your style is less flashy/glitzy and more shabby/vintagey? Try Ranger Ink's Distress Stickles by Tim Holtz.


According to Ranger, this brand of Stickles combines "variegated glitter sizes and a matte look to complement the nostalgic palette of Distress products." Translation: Compared to regular Stickles, the Distress line has more muted colors and less sparkle, which is great for vintage and shabby projects.

In the picture below, you can see how Distress Stickles compare to the standard Stickles, more shine in the traditional, more texture in the distress version. As promised, the Distress Stickles do provide "a thicker, bolder application."

Distress Stickles come in a .5 fl. Oz. bottle


I love Stickles, so I had to give these a try. The first thing I noticed is that the bottle tip has a wider opening, which makes sense since the glitter in the Distress Stickles is chunkier.

I found both pros and cons to this feature. On the plus side, the glitter glue flows rather easily from the Distress Stickles (I can't tell you how many times I've used my paper piercer to open up the tip of my traditional Stickles). This also makes covering larger areas easier.

On the negative side, the glitter glue flows rather easily. I know -- same point, different view. Because it comes out so easily, if you get a little excited while using it (isn't crafting fun?), you may end up with great globs of gluey goodness. But if you're working on a shabby project, that's the look you want anyway, right?

The point is still fine enough to more or less accurately get it where you want it, even if it's only around the edge of an item. Below, I used Peeled Paint to highlight the edges of my flowers made from vintage sewing pattern paper. The Stickles worked well, even on this delicate surface.

Distress Stickles are currently available in 29 colors, which match the other Ranger line of Distress products including ink pads, embossing powders and crackle paint. And you've got to love the names -- Broken China, Fired Brick, Dusty Concord, Shabby Shutters, Worn Lipstick and more.

The products match nicely. Here's antique linen in Distress Stickles and crackle paint.

I liked using these together on my project below for a tone-on-tone look. It gave the butterflies some nice texture and a touch of sparkle, without going over the top.


And here's a little trick I learned from the Ranger web site. You can ink the Distress Stickles for a tarnished look on the glitter. That's a pretty cool look. On my heart below, I used Worn Lipstick Distress Stickles and rubbed Old Paper Distress ink pad over it once it was dry.




Overall, I think Stickles are still the easiest, cleanest way to add glitter to a project and a multitude of surfaces. With the distress version, I like that it matches the other distress products and it gives you texture and dimension without looking like a Vegas stage show.


Pros:
  • Easily adds texture, and some sparkle.
  • Great color choices, which match other distress products.
  • Ideal for vintage/shabby projects.
  • Works on a variety of surfaces -- patterned paper, chipboard, cardstock, etc.
  • Glitter glue flows easily from applicator.

Cons:
  • Can get rather pricey, especially if you want the whole color collection.
  • Glitter glue flows easily, which can make it tricky if you want to do super fine detail work."

  • Click HERE to see these great products in our store.


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    Evelyn

     

Monday, May 24, 2010

NEW PRODUCTS - SILHOUETTE RHINESTONE STARTER KITS & HEAT TRANSFER MATERIAL

Hi Everyone,
We have some great new products in store.
The Silhouette Rhinestone Starter Kits & Heat Transfer Materials have now arrived.
Can't wait to have a play with these new products.


Rhinestone Starter Kit (for use with Silhouette Digital Cutter)
Add some bling to your projects. Use this starter kit in combination with your Silhouette Digital Cutting Machine to add some bling to shirts, cards, scrapbook pages & much more. 
Check out the video below on how to create Rhinestone Projects. 


Heat Transfer Material 

For Custom apparel & fabrics. Cut intricate designs with the Silhouette in smooth, flocked or printable heat transfer material, then iron them onto clothes and other fabrics for a professional custom look. Silhouette heat transfer material is manufactured with transfer tape already adhered, so you don’t need anything but a roll/sheet of your favorite style and your Silhouette machine to start creating.

Check out the video below on how to create Heat Transfer Projects.


Click HERE to see these great products in our store.

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Evelyn

Friday, May 21, 2010

COMING SOON ...CHALKBOARD GLIMMERMIST, GLIMMER GLAZE & GLIMMER GLAM

Hi Everyone, 
We have lots of new Tattered Angels products on order & can't wait for them they arrive!
These are just a few of them:
Chalkboard Glimmermist
Tattered Angels newest variation of Glimmer Mist called Chalkboard Glimmer Mist

Chalkboard  base description- This innovative art medium follows the same consistency of our popular Marshmallow Glimmer Mist™. This semi-opaque Glimmer Mist™ offers a soft chalk like finish to your project with the same ease of use as our Glimmer Mist™.  This offers a simple application for a chalk like appearance yet the beautiful subtle glimmer that Tattered Angels is known for.
Glimmer Glam
Like nothing seen before, this art medium will provide a multi-faceted approach to crafting.  This water-soluble paint has the same elegant color and glimmer as the ever-so-popular Glimmer Mist™, yet with the added pop of glitter.  Glimmer Glam™ will adhere to many types of surfaces, including metal, fabric, acrylic, wood, paper and vellum.


Glimmer Glam will offer a similar base of Glimmer Glaze but with a slight more of a transparent color base, still have an AMAZINGLY GLIMMERY base, yet now we are adding custom glitters to add to the depth of the glimmery crafting experience! Using a ridiculous variety of glitters, we are not only customizing the glimmer in the product, we are now customizing the glitters too! This will give crafters a multi-faceted and unique art medium to work with. Glimmer Glam will come equipped with a pom like dauber for application. The container as well has a wide enough opening to allow crafters to use the product in larger amounts if needed.  

 Glimmer Glaze
Glimmer Glaze is a water-soluble product that will add beautiful 
color and glimmer to projects of any crafting type.  
Simply paint onto metal, fabric, acrylic, wood, paper and
vellum and many other surfaces.  Glimmer Glaze is designed
to coordinate with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and will add an additional depth to any crafting experience.

Glimmer Glaze will offer the same beautiful color and AMAZING glimmer as Glimmer Mist, but will now offer you the versatility to use on any surface. This product will be a translucent to a semi-opaque depending on how much of an application is used. Glimmer Glaze will also be a matte finished product if used in a fine application, yet as you build up the product the application will build up to a semi gloss or high gloss finish. This gives you an amazingly versatile product that can be used on any surface, offer any finish (matte, eggshell, semi-gloss or high gloss) as well as a variety of depth of color depending on how much you apply. Glimmer Glaze will come equipped with a paint brush insert for easy application. The container will also have a nice sized opening making it easy to pour out for large project. 
Both products are easily manipulated with Glimmer Mist, so they blend very nicely if needed. These products were created to act as a companion to Glimmer Mist to give additional depth to your Glimmer Misting experience.   
Did you know you should NOT shake your Glimmermist?  
Check out the video


 

SHARING IDEAS.....
Glimmermist....... don't throw away your paper towels when you have cleaned up that excess Glimmermist.
Click on the links below for  some great ideas........from making flowers to creating sand!

Going Green ( I mean PINK) with Paper Towel Flowers
Don't Cry Over Spilled Glimmer Mist just make flowers!
Create your own Transparency
Colorful Organization 

Copics........Can't remember what colour Copics you used?
Great ideas HERE from the very talented Marianne Walker.
Yummy handmade flowers HERE thanks Betsy your projects are amazing.

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Evelyn


Thursday, May 20, 2010

MAKING MEMORIES SLICE IS NOW HANDS FREE!

Hi Everyone,
Did you know the Making Memories Slice can now be used now hands free!
For a limited time if you purchase a Slice Machine you receive a free Hands Free Kit valued at $89.95

Click HERE to purchase yours now




SHARING IDEAS..............

Great storage ideas  HERE if you are looking for a way to store your Stickles or Liquid Pearls bottles.
I am sure I have seen these clear acrylic display stands at Officeworks........hmmm......I think I will have to try that out.

Drawing Magnolia Faces........great information HERE on how to add faces to your Magnolia Stamped Images.

Very pretty card HERE


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Evelyn

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CUTTLEBUG EMBOSS PLUS......These look amazing.

Hi Everyone,
Looking forward to the New Cuttlubug Products coming out in the nest few weeks.

I came accross a video on the new EMBOSS PLUS dies, that look like they will be so much fun to use & thought I would share it with you.
Don't forget we have all of these listed on the website for pre-order. 
Click HERE to pre-order yours so you don't miss out.



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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

HOW TO CREATE CUSTOM FLOWERS FOR ANY PROJECT

Hi Everyone,
I came across this fabulous tutorial for customizing your paper flowers to suit any of your projects & thought I would share it with you....this tutorial comes courtesy of the talented Jackie Haffner.
(You can use the zoom buttons at the bottom to make the text larger & easier to view)
                                                            

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

MOTHER'S DAY CARD #3 By Joy Taylor

Hi Everyone,
Happy Mother's Day !
This is the 6th item in a series of cards & projects we have been showing you this week in honour of Mother's Day. We hope you find them inspiring.
Our Guest Designer Joy has made another very pretty card to share today. 
I hope you enjoy it.


 Products used:
Card stock:  White and Purple
Stamps:  Hero Arts - Hydrangea and Valentine Sayings
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers

Cuttlebug Machine
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix - Hello Friend
Pearls  (Coloured with Copics)
Stick It Foam Dimensionals





Tutorial:
Cut white cardstock to size, fold in half and run through the Cuttlebug Machine embossing the front of the card. Set aside.
On white card stock stamp the Hydrangea and colour in with Copics until pleased with the blending.
Cut image out.
Cut a small white and a slightly larger purple piece of card stock to make a tag for the sentiment.

Stamp sentiment. Attach strip with foam dimensionals to card front.


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Friday, May 7, 2010

"MOTHER" TRI-SHUTTER CARD/ALBUM By Mariana Brulja

Hi Everyone,
This is the 5th item in a series of cards & projects we have been showing you this week in honour of Mother's Day. We hope you find them inspiring.
Our Guest Designer Mariana has made a very pretty Tri-Shutter card to share today. 
I hope you enjoy it.











Products used:
Cardstock :  Pink, Brown, Cream
Papers: Basic Grey Eva 6 x 6 Pad
Provocraft Terrifically Tacky Tape
EK Success Slimline Punch - Daisy Scallop
Hero Arts Stamps - Antique Engravings
Martha Stewart Punch & Stamp Butterflies set
Acetate
Inkpads : Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Jet Black
Prima Flower
Pink & Clear Rhinestones
Cream Ribbon 
Various Stickles

Tutorial:
Click HERE for a single Tri -shutter card tutorial courtesy of Splitcoast Stampers. 
Mariana made 2 of these & adapted it for her project.
She added a piece of 8" x 6" cardstock at the back (to act as a base holding the 2 Tri-Shutter cards together).
On the front she added 2 pieces of 6" x 4" cardstock to become the front covers.


We would like to thank both Joy & Mariana for the lovely projects they have made to share with our customers here on our blog. All of their projects have been gorgeous, they are both truly talented ladies.


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MOTHER'S DAY CARD #2 By Joy Taylor

Hi Everyone,
This is the 4th item in a series of cards & projects we will be showing you this week in honour of Mother's Day. We hope you find them inspiring.
Our Guest Designer Joy has made a very pretty card to share today. 
I hope you enjoy it.

Products Used:
Silhouette Digital Craft Machine
Card stock:  White and Cream
Text Printed Paper
Stamps:  Hero Arts - Dots and Flowers Background stamp and Valentine Sayings
Inks:  Ranger Distress Ink - Spun Sugar and Antique Linen      
          Colorbox Queue Ink - Muted Moods - Antique Pewter
Punch:  Fiskars - Scalloped Sentiment Border Punch
Pink Ribbon
Pink Pearls
Ranger Ink Foam Blending Tool
Adhesive:  Herma Dotto Adhesive
                   Stick It Foam Dimensionals
Ranger Mini Mister

TUTORIAL:

Cut cream card stock to size, fold in half and set aside.
Take white card stock and place on silhouette cutting mat and cut out desired image. (sewing machine)
Ink up Dots and Flower background stamp with some Spun Sugar distress ink, mist with water.
Stamp over image, dry with heat gun and add more Spun Sugar distress ink to parts of image.
Take some text paper and use Scalloped Sentiment border punch, punch 3 sheets of text paper
Adhere the text paper to front of cream card using some foam dimensionals.
Lightly dust scallops with Antique Linen distress ink.
Attach pink ribbon at the top of the text paper.
Next adhere the cut image onto the cream card with foam dimensionals.
Lastly, add sentiment above the pink ribbon and some pearls for added dimension.


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Thursday, May 6, 2010

GIFT HANDBAG By Mariana Brulja

Hi Everyone,
This is the 3rd of a series of cards & projects we will be showing you this week in honour of Mother's Day. We hope you find them inspiring.
Our Guest Designer Mariana has made a very sweet Gift Handbag to share today. 
I hope you enjoy it. 
Products Used:
Cardstock : SBB Blues Mix
Ribbons
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Monday, May 3, 2010

MEANDER BOOK By Mariana Brulja

Hi Everyone,
This is the 2nd of a series of cards & projects we will be showing you this week in honour of Mother's Day. We hope you find them inspiring.
Our Guest Designer Mariana has made a very pretty Meander Book to share today. 
I hope you enjoy it.
Products Used: 
Cardstock: Pink, White &Brown
Sizzix Scallop Tag Dies 
Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Pendant Dies
Buttons
Pink Ribbon

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

MOTHER'S DAY CARD #1 By Joy Taylor

Hi Everyone,
This is the first of a series of cards & projects we will be showing this week in honour of Mother's Day. We hope you find them inspiring.
Our Guest Designer Joy has made a very pretty Mother's Day Card to share today. I hope you enjoy it.


Products Used
Card Stock:  White and Bone
Vellum
Stamps:  Hero Arts - Large Flower, Flourish Background and Valentine Sayings
Ink:  Colorbox Ink - Muted Moods - Antique Pewter and Versamark Ink
Distress Ink:  Victorian Velvet
Embossing Powder:  Zing - Opaque White and Clear
Ranger Ink Foam Blending Tool
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Marshmallow
K & Company Margo Stitched Brad
Rhinestones
Foam Dimensionals




Tutorial
Cut a bone piece of card stock to size, fold in half and set aside.
Cut a piece of white card stock slightly smaller then the front of the card.
Stamp flourish background stamp with versamark ink and emboss with clear embossing powder.
Blend Victorian Velvet distress ink over the top of embossed area, making sure to it has good coverage.
Spritz the card stock with glimmer mist and set aside to dry.
On the vellum, stamp the large flower 2 times and emboss with white embossing powder, cut flowers out.
Attach a brad through the centre of flower to hold them together.
Once distress inked card stock has dried, adhere the flower with a foam dimensional and attach to the top of the card stock.
Cut a small strip of white card stock and stamp sentiment with colorbox ink, adhere to the bottom of the distress inked card stock.
Attach the card stock to the front of card with foam dimensionals.
Lastly, add some pink rhinestones to the sentiment.   

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