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Stamping INTO Mixed Media Technique 

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Hi everyone! Jody here & I’m so excited to be back today for another guest post! I ssoooo love my Sparklers Design Team but I really miss blogging and creating more layouts on a regular basis.  I think I need another “ME” so I can divide up some more of this small business behind the scenes stuff!!  Anyone out there that can help with that LOL!!!

Anyway, today I’m sharing a technique I’ve haven’t done in awhile but I always LOVE the results.  I began with this lovely green diagonal stripe paper from the Pink Pasilee Fancy Free Collection and this beautiful FREE cut file over at Hip Kit Scrapbook Club.  You just sign up for a free member account and you’ll have access to their free files!!  So awesome!!

Ok so, for this technique I spread some type of mixed media (gesso, texture paste, acrylic paints or Shimmerz Dazzlerz) onto an area of my layout and use a fun stamp to press right into the wet media (Dazzlerz, etc).  This creates some awesome texture, or even a title.  I used the Spun Sugar Dazzlerz and two different stamps, Amy Tangerine “Happy Place” and a small Stampin Up! stamp circle stamp.  I also did a little bit of simple stitching on my layout to show the butterfly’s flight path 🙂

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When the layout is angled more, the light really plays with the Shimmerz Paints Dazzlerz and creates this beautiful effect!  It shines and reveals a really cool, almost hidden, phrase in the Dazzlerz.

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You’ll also notice that there are sequins behind that stunning butterfly cut file from Hip Kit Club.  To create this huge sequins shaker pocket I trimmed a piece of vellum & a piece of Fancy Free paper to the same shape as the butterfly.  I carefully glued the vellum directly onto the backside of the cut file.  After it was dry, I laid the butterfly with the front side facing down onto my workbench and spread some glue randomly over small areas of the vellum.  The backside of the cut file/vellum wasn’t covered in glue, but there were several small areas of wet glue spaced out which where going to hold onto a bunch of loose sequins I was about to pour over my butterfly!  After pouring my desired amount of a sequins onto the butterfly (Spring Blooms, Gold Stardust & Gold Sweatheart Sequins), I sealed up the huge butterfly shaker with the piece of Fancy Free paper and allowed it to dry completely before adhering it to my layout.  I layered it up with those stunning black Thicker words from Amy Tangerine.

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To add a little more interest to my fussy cut flowers and leaves, I folded the leaved down the middle and added few lines with a black Sharpe marker.   I also added the date of the photo using the lines in the Fancy Free paper.

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I finished the layout off with the Simple Stories alpha stickers from last summer, which I’ve been hoarding in my sticker stash!  I just love love love those wood grain alphas!!

Thank you so much for spending your time here today!  If you’re interested in any of the products used today, they are lined in the blog post.  Be sure to find a Sparklers DT girl’s discount code here or on Instagram before you check out too!

See you next week!

Jody

 

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April Product Release Blog Hop & Winners!

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Hello everyone and welcome to this month’s blog hop, aka SpiegelMom’s Skippings!  First, I’d like to announce the TWO winners from the blog hop with Crafty Jen Schow!! First the winner of the April sequin releases is ……

Ann Low
What a fun blog hop! Thanks for doing it and for the chances to win a couple of great gifts. I’m off to check out sequins and felt cuteness…
Second, the winner of the $5.00 credit to Crafty Jen Schow’s shop is….
Tina HerbstVery sweet layout! No pun intended!

Congrats Ann and Tina!  Please email me at spiegelmom@gmail.com to claim your prize within 5 days!

Ok, on with this fabulous hop!  It’s extra special because it’s not only the product reveal for this quarter, but I’m also welcoming this month’s Guest Designer, Tiffani Nelson.  We are super excited to have her designing with us this month so watch for her first blog post on April 6th!

I won’t keep you waiting any longer!  Here are this month’s new sequins and other new products in the shop!  I’m so excited to have 7 new sequins on board, PLUS new products from Kaisercraft and Shimmerz Paints too!  I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

Your entire line up for today’s hop is below.  If you get lost while your skipping along,  you can always come back here to get back on track.

SpiegelMom Scraps  <<<  You are here!

Sarah

Ka 

Anna

Katty

Laura

Next up is my layout!  I started with my favorite American Crafts white cardstock and busted out my new Kaisercraft stencil and some Licorice Stick Dazzlerz.  I taped off part of the stencil because I only wanted to use that particular row of arrows with the Dazzlerz texture paste. That stencil is so versatile, I just love it.  Next, I layered up the awesome new Hello Heather papers from Pretty Little Studio.  This paper is just fabulous!  I wanted to keep with the geometric shapes within the papers, so I cut the aqua striped paper into squares, then in half diagonally for some fun triangles.  I also used the fun Icons metal dies from Kasiercraft to make some more fun embellishments out of the Hello Heather papers.  I thought it would be fun to add glue to the middle of two of them and sprinkled the new Aqua Marine Dream sequins inside.  I love how this new mix sparkles!!

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One of my new favorite things is the cut and print files from Crafty Jen Schow.  They are fabulous!  She has all kinds to choose from, including some free ones.

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Here’s a different look at the layout to show the dimension. I love to used several layers and pop them up with some Scrapbook Adhesives form squares.

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Other products used to create this layout:  EZ Runner Grand and Foam Adhesive Squares.

Thank you for spending your time with us today!  I’d love for you be in the running for the $10.00 shop credit I’m giving away on this blog hop, so be sure to leave comments on all the blogs to be entered! We’ll announce the winner on Monday, April 4th so you have all weekend to hop and comment. Now, you’ll be heading over to Sarah’s blog.  Enjoy the rest of the hop!

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A RAK from Laura

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Hello, Laura here today to share a mixed media tag and a little gift wrapping.

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I love to send little RAK’s to my crafty friends, and rather than just pop this gold twine in an envelope I thought I’d have a go at ‘pretty-ing it up’.  I gathered some supplies from SpiegelMom Scraps and some recycled tissue paper…

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I took a blank tag and Pucker Up Pink Dazzlerz.  I put a fairly thick layer through a stencil and while it was still wet I pushed some sequins in to the paste.  As the paste dries it acts like a glue and holds the sequins firmly.  I took a large glassine bag, tore it down to size and ran the bottom edge through my sewing machine.  Then when the tag was dry I layered it upon a doily, wrapped around some of the gorgeous navy twine and added a tiny peg.  I decided at the last minute that the peg needed to be pink too so I gave it a coat of Dazzlerz!

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I have used: sequins, Dazzlerz in Pucker Up Pink, a doily, a tag, a peg, a large glassine bag and some twine all from the SpiegelMom Scraps shop.  If you need to stock up you can enter Laura15 at the checkout for a 15% discount.

Thanks for looking, I’d love to hear what you think!Laura DT Headshot

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Tuesday’s Talent ~ Ka Slagoski is here!

Hello everyone! My name is Ka and I am beyond thrilled and honored to be a guest designer for Spiegelmom Scraps! I want to thank Jody for inviting me to guest design here and for all the awesome products she given me to create with. Every Tuesday, I’ll be sharing a card or two here for the month of September. Woo-hoo! Let me get started by sharing a little information about me, then we’ll move on to the cards.
profileI am a longtime papercrafter who have dabbled in many forms of paper crafts, but my true passion is creating cute and whimsical cards. When I’m not paper-crafting, you’ll find me watching my favorite comedy TV shows, playing games at Dave & Buster, playing tennis, and hanging out with my husband, family and friends. 🙂

Now, let’s move on to today’s cards. This first card was so much fun to create. I fell in love with the Shimmerz Paint Paste when I was playing with it. I think I may just need one in every color! 😉

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“Hello, Sunshine” Card

I started this card off by placing My Favorite Things Sunray Stencil over the white cardstock and sponged Mustard Seed distress ink, going outward from dark to light. Then, I rotated the stencil and filled in the gap by spreading the Shimmerz Paint Dazzlerz Lemon Drop Yellow paste with a long plastic palette knife. I set that aside to dry. 

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Once that was dried, I randomly added some Spiegelmom Scraps Glossy Black Sequins and some Pretty Pink Posh metallic sequins. I stamped the sentiment using Avery Elle Elle’s Alphas and cut them into small strips. I added a strip of One Way Arrow washi tape to the left side. I finished this card by popping the sunray panel up on the card base with foam dimensional adhesives.

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“You’re Awesome” Card

 This next card, I decided to play with punches and patterns. When I first saw the Studio Calico Stars Wood Veneers in Spiegelmom Esty shop, I knew I wanted to make something with them. I decided to create a grid by scoring the cardstocks into thirds. Then I punched out some stars in 3 different patterned papers using a small star punch. I also punched out a tag with a scallop tag punch and stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Quite the Pair set and white heat embossed the sentiment. Next, I adhered all the stars on the grid and sew some of the Maya Arts Burlap Strings from Spiegelmom Scraps Etsy Shop to the stars. Then, I added some Studio Calico Tiny Stars Wood Veneers on top of the stars for a fun look. The scalloped tag was popped up with dimensional adhesives and a green bow was tied on top. I finished the card off by popping the entire panel with foam dimensional adhesives onto a navy card base.

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I had so much fun creating these two cards for Spiegelmom Scraps! I hope you enjoy today’s cards and if you like to see the full supplies list, make sure you swing by my blog here [http://stampingsmilesdesigns.blogspot.com/2015/09/guesting-at-spiegelmom-scraps-sneak-peek.html

]. Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you back here next Tuesday! ♥

Supplies Used from Spiegelmom Scraps:

Lemon Drop Yellow Shimmerz Paint Dazzlerz

6mm Glossy Black Sequinsguest 

One Way Arrows Washi Tape

Pink Burlap String

Navy Burlap String

Kelly Green Burlap String

Studio Calico Tiny Stars Wood Veneer