I used some Prima watercolor pencils and Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers to watercolor in this pretty Jane Davenport face stamp, and then added a resist watercolor sentiment coloured in with Ken Oliver Color Burst powders.
Inside, I used a lovely stamp from the Pink and Main Believe Stamp set! I love the sentiments on this set. I added some beautiful sequins around the sentiment, and now it’s ready to give to a special girl!
Here’s a look at the video where I put it all together!
Hello friends! It’s Karla here today with a fun card folding technique to share with you – the Diamond Fold card! It’s a really easy fold that looks amazing, and anyone who receives it will totally love it!
You can follow along with the folding instructions in the video HERE or click below.
I used some Color Burst powders to watercolour my papers, which came with a resist printed on them. The Color Bursts are so fun to work with – and it’s like a magic show every time you spritz them with water!! I used a pretty pink flower sequin from the Raspberry Daisy Dream sequin mix and stitched it onto my loopy ribbon bow with a clear bead in the center and then added some more pretty sequins from the Summer Sunset and Let’s Be Mermaids mixes.
I used some Izink inks to colour the Cork Confetti Butterflies in to match the pretty colours on the card. I love how the texture of the cork shows through!
Here’s a look at the cork and sequins I used today, which you can find in the shop.
A bit of butterfly paper peeks out from the inside folds when the card is taken out of the envelope. I love that it tucks small enough to fit inside an envelope and then stands upright on it’s own! You can turn the card over and write a personalized message on the back for someone special.
Don’t forget to use the code KARLA15 at the SpiegelMom Scraps store to save 15% on your order!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a happy, sparkly week ahead!!
Hello everyone! I am so excited to be here, especially on such a fun weekend! National Scrapbook Day is always so much fun! Have you hopped over to Instagram to check out all of the fun challenges the Sparklers have for you? My challenge is Star Shine- make stars shine on your layout! And that is exactly what I did! Here is my Star Shine layout, the gorgeous Gold Stardust Sequins make this challenge super easy! I also added some amazing Cork Confetti Stars from some shiny gold thread!
One of my favorite elements of this layout is the shaker bow! I have always thought the Fuse Tool is so cool, but I don’t do Project Life, so I didn’t think I would use it often. Well, I finally got one and I am absolutely loving it! I use it so frequently, I wish I would have grabbed one sooner! In the spirit of loving my Fuse, I am going to be showing you how I use it every Sunday Fun Day with Fuse It Fun Day! For this project I used a bow template and created the little shaker bow! I filled it with those gorgeous Gold Stardust Sequins, and isn’t the result just the most darling little embellishment?
If you wanna see how I made the shaker bow, here is a quick tutorial on how to do that!
Another element I adore are the hanging cork stars from the Wild at Heart frame! Super quick and easy, but so much fun- and, it’s all in the details! Right?!
I could add those stars to every project! They are fabulous!!
Thanks for joining me for my first blog post, I hope you will check in for Fuse It Fun Day every week!
Lately my projects have a theme..they’re all tiny and come together quickly. But most importantly, they allow me to really express my craftiness in the midst of crazy life. Definitely the #1 reason why I love mini albums so much.
I recently ordered “Night Moves” Coloringz from the shop.. a perfectly deep black Shimmerz mist- and knew I wanted to use it in contrast with something girly.
I cut down a piece of white textured cardstock and chose some watercolors that would contrast with the black and match the gorgeous “rockin’ pink ombre” sequin mix. I brushed some color on and once that dried I splattered the black around.
I matted my picture with patterned paper and vellum – Ada is the little black dog pictured along with my friend Katie. She is so ridiculously spoiled.. we went up to the mountains when there were a few inches on the ground and the temp was in single digits. Ada was not happy about walking around in the cold snow, so she picked her front paw up and began to limp HA. Wes and I know her tricks but Katie felt bad for her.
I adhered sequins all over the page – some with glue, some with mini staples. And spilled a few for good measure because they’re so pretty 😉
A few black and gold embellishments + stamping and journaling finish off this mini layout. Short on crafty time? Find some products you love and throw them together on a mini layout. You’ll love the results!
Happy day before SMS + Creative Embellishments Blog Hop!
In all the excitement I almost forgot about my regularly scheduled blog post.. luckily I incorporate products from the shop in almost all of my projects so I typically always have something to share.
So far loving the 9 x 12 size for my Project Life! I think there’s something so aesthetically pleasing about this size. For this layout I actually worked from the sequins – I knew I wanted to use some of my favorite mix – Plum Dreamsicle. I love how moody it is while still maintaining sparkle.
I love keeping my pocket spreads simple so certain elements are easily highlighted. That scrap of gold glittered paper in the top corner perfectly complements the sequins – I’m fairly certain I got it at Hobby Lobby. It’s just the right amount of shine.
I think monochromatic elements can have such a cool effect – so I adhered thiswhite heart feltie to a white title card and I really like how it looks – subtle but textured.
In order to incorporate a little more purple, I spritzed a plain white 3 x 4 card with some Shimmerz Vibez in Quit Yer Wine-n – you could also use these (1 & 2).
I finished off my layout with some flair and a DIY embellishment made with stamping & some vellum. It’s hard sometimes to create minimal projects but for me it’s always worth it.
Yesterday’s Fall catty blog hop was a blast! I had a great time seeing the new projects in action by some of my fellow MemoryWorks DT gals. That being said, I couldn’t help but to create more because there’s so much to see with these MME patterned papers!
I used American Crafts white card stock for my base and began layering with a 10×10″ piece of Adorbs. I brought in some pink card stock to boost up the pinks in the papers and frame my photos. I love the pink & green color combo and the fact that the green patterned paper supports my fun outdoorsy photo of Abby. This silly girl was so funny going through the sprinkler & playing with the grass this summer!
Can you tell have a current obsession with enamel dots and sequins!?! I love the shine of the enamel dots and the bright sparkle of the sequins. They go fantastic with my girly pages. The sequins also come in a variety of colors including royal blue, aqua, gold, silver & black. Try them out! The black ones look really cool on Halloween projects as they’re glossy but not overbearing.
Here’s a close up of how I created my little flags. I just cut a thin strip of patterned paper and wrapped it around a Maya Road stick pin. I glued the paper around the pin with some tacky glue and then layered them along the sides of my layout using some foam adhesive to pop them up. Pretty simple & cute!
Thank you for spending your time with me again today. I hope I’ve inspired you to try some new techniques and products. You can download your own copy of the new Fall Memory Works Catalog by clicking on the picture in my right side bar. It will download as a PDF file.
Prize alert! I’ll be announcing my randomly chosen prize winner from yesterday’s Memory Works Blog Hop tonight after 8:00pm. The winner has 5 days to contact me & claim their prize & must be in the US.
Also,welcome to my new followers! I’m looking forward to hangin’ out with ya here!
It’s been a fun three days of sharing my new Close To My Heart Projects. I think I’m sharing my favorite project today, saving the best for last! Today, I’m sharing how I stamp with paints. It’s pretty easy actually. All you need are your stamps (wood mounted, acrylic or cling), a foam brush and some acrylic paints.
I started with the lovely Chantilly paper set and the June SOTM; A Flowering Bunch. This stamp set is very fitting for this time of year, don’t you think?! First, I layed out my papers and cardstock with my picture. I used a 4×4″ Instagram picture of our daughter, Sari. I just love this dress and matching headband! I wanted to break up the color with some black and white, but not TOO much. I added some torn pieces of the black and white script paper from the For Always paper set. It also seemed to help ‘tell a story’ about this photo with the script writing. I like to look for things like that to add into my layouts.. just a tip for you there!
Next, I stamped a bunch of floating flowers that lead from the edges of my layout, into my focal point. I adorned most of the flowers with someCTMH Clear Sparkles and the Chantilly Fabric Badges. These are very similar to vintage buttons, only they are adhesive backed and ready to adorn your scrapbook page or any other project you have in mind.
I love this flowering border stamp, but I didn’t want to stamp it black or color in all the petals and leaves either. This scrapper has to find ways to create her layouts fast!! Any workin’ Mamas out there can relate, I’m sure. So, instead I stamped the border with white acrylic paint. You can see that I layered different pieces around my photo. You can goHERE to learn how to create easy layers on your projects. NOTE: I wash off my stamps right away so the paint doesn’t dry in all the crevices.
Thank you for spending your precious time with me today. I hope you’ll stop over at Lynn and Kim’s blogs too. Their projects are always so inspiring! Also, remember, leave a comment on each of our blogs for your change to win some fabulous blog candy from our Krafty leader Lynn Darda! That candy is the double-stamp set “It’s Your Day” and card kit. It’s easy to win, just visit each of the three blogs listed and leave a comment on each one. I’d love for you to join my blog by entering your email in the right sidebar, but that is not necessary to win. Winner will be announced at From My Bungalow on Sunday. Here’s the prize Lynn is giving away to one lucky winner!
Now, hop over to Kim and Lynn’s blogs and leave them a little love!