Hi there! Karla here today with a set of motivational cards to get you moving and excited about life! Since our theme here on the SMS blog this month is ‘Take Us Back June’ we’ve been thinking up lots of retro inspiration for you – and these cute workout animals from Pretty Cute Stamps wearing their adorable headbands totally brought me back to the ’20 Minute Workout’ videos of the 80’s! I’m pretty sure my sister and I wore our own headbands and bodysuits while we worked out in front of the TV 😉 I thought the sentiments included in the set were perfect to create a trio of cards that would be great to give to anyone who is working hard on something.
I recently found this fun retro paper pad at Michaels and thought the images would be awesome for this month’s theme! How cool is this cassette?! After I added layers of paper and some shiny washi tape on each card, I used a button and some of the wonderful Raspberry Burlap String from the SpiegelMom Scraps shop as well as a cork star from the Shooting Cork Stars package.
I stamped these cuties on watercolor paper and used some Mermaid Markers from Jane Davenport and Prima Watercolor Pencils to colour them in while the kids were playing in the park. I had so much fun creating these, and I hope whoever receives them will feel like they can accomplish whatever they want!
Here’s a look at the inside of each card and the fun and motivational message that coordinates with the front! Of course I had to add some gorgeous sequins inside too!
I love to take bits and pieces to create a cluster which helps draws the eye in to the title area. As you can see here I have felties, cork, string and papers which adds a lot of texture without a lot of bulk, which takes up less room in albums.
To give the embossed cardstock this shine I applied a thin layer of the Dazzlerz. I came across a cool technique the Dazzlerz can be used in. It can exactly be used as an adhesive for foil sheets. Apply a thin layer of the paste to the cardstock, let it get to the tacky stage, maybe five minutes, rub the foil in the area you want and remove. You should be left with something that looks like this.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this fun technique in how to incorporated the Dazzlerz into your crafty work.
Hello everyone … Lea here. This week I made a card.
I made it canvas treated with white gesso; Once dry, I used watercolors to create a first color level. I continued using stencils and Shimmerz paint, Sea U in the morning and Licorice stick: colors are beautiful, bright and sparkling like a silk satin fabric. To completely dry the color I shortened the time by using heat gun. Then I started to build the card by assembling all the elements: first, I took a white doily depriving it of the inner circle and thereby creating a frame to the large black felt star surrounded by wire, also black, simulating a doodle done in pen .I added other elements such as the adhesive strip made with dymo where the word “star” is repeated many times; the star shape, made with a punch, which is repeated irregularly and I then cut out leaving a margin of a few mm; the word “shine” stamped. Finally I added, to give further touches of light, beautiful sequins from Magical Ocean: a bright pink and a deep and iridescent blue, and two sizes of silver stars. Finally some black splashes and liquid pearl.
Hello everyone & happy Saturday!! It’s been a very long week on my Homefront so I’m looking forward to my much needed vacation starting tomorrow. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
** Today is the last day to upload your projects for the 4 challenges over on the SpiegelMom Scraps Facebook events page (linked). It’s also the last day to hop the Holiday Happiness Blog Hop, found HERE to start with. There are PRIZES!!
The last couple months I’ve been on a big card making binge. I’ve had orders for sets of cards to give as gifts and made a bunch of holiday cards too. Needless to say, I’m on a roll! Today I’d like to share a couple cards I made just using scraps of patterned paper & minimal stamping. My trick to making these cards it to use papers that aren’t real “matchy matchy.” I like a little contrast & to layer with a little dimension.
To create the dimension I use craft fun foam, which is very inexpensive compared to using a bunch of adhesive foam tape or squares. I learned this trick from Jennifer McGuire. I found mine on Amazon for a great price & it came with free shipping. Score!!
Another way I like to jazz up my cards a little is to add some May Arts Burlap String! It’s the perfect twine-type string for any project. Grab your scraps & get to creating!! You totally have time to crank out some card sets to give as gifts for teachers, secretaries, bosses, daycare providers and anyone else on your list!!
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Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a grand blog hop featuring lots of holiday sparkle & shine!! PLUS I’m giving away more Marion Smith Designs goodies AND a $10 gift code to my Etsy Shop. See you tomorrow!!
I’m so excited about this month’s Tuesday’s Talent you guys! I found this talented lady in my own backyard of Southeastern Wisconsin. So awesome! There are incredibly talented paper crafters all around the globe and she’s no exception. You’ll get to meet and greet her on Tuesday morning, but here’s a sneak peek at her work!
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’re just as excited for Tuesday as I we are!
It has been a little while since I have posted a SpiegelMom Scrapsproject but I have actually been creating projects just quite remiss at putting them on my blog.
Today I have a cute “Hello” card to share. I love the colours on this card and all the gorgeous shimmer from the mists and sequins 🙂
I started with a plain white card base as I adore the way the sequins shine on the white. I cut a doily in half and sprayed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays in blush, gold and mint green and dried between each colour with my heat gun to prevent muddiness. I also sprayed a cork heart with gold and inked the edges. I glued the doily down first then added my stamped sentiment and heart. I then scattered my sequins on the card and adhered them where they fell. Lastly I added the pink May Arts Burlap String and tied in a bow and fastened with a cute peg.
I really like how cute but simple this card is and is also pretty flat so it can go in a regular envelope.
Be sure to join me next week for another great SpiegelMom project – a blinged out thank you card.