28 September 2020

Creating a Acrylic Greeting Card


Susan over at Clear Scraps challenged our Design Team to create a Christmas Themed project using Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets .  To be honest, it had been a while since I used the Acrylic sheets to create a card.  I forgot how fun they are to create with! You can see the dimension they add below! 

Start by trimming your Acrylic Sheet to fit your card base. Both sides of the acrylic have a protective film on them.  I always leave these on during the creation process. 
Trim away all but 11/4 inches of card base front. Use a border punch on edge. 

Punch through acrylic and card front. Cover card base with patterned paper. 

Remove protective film from both sides of acrylic.  Attach to card base with jingle bell brads. 

Layer gold card stock onto to card.  Add large snowflake. 

Add flowers to front of acrylic card and sticker greeting to finish. 

I hope you are inspired to try acrylic on your cards! 

Create a Bright and Cheery Birthday Card

Happy Birthday!   Somewhere out there someone has a birthday.  I created this cheery card using my latest Blessings Box from Divinity Designs and my favorite adhesive ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever

Start by cutting your paper to fit you card and die cut several balloons and balloon strings.  Stamp greeting in coordinating colors.
Add ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever™ with ScraPerfect's No-Clog Writing Cap™  to add mat and patterened paper to your card. The No Clog card makes is so easy to add just a small amount of glue and that makes you glue last a lot longer!

Layer die cut balloons. 

Add adhesive to your balloon string and attach.  Once again the no clog writing tip make adding your adhesive super easy even on these tiny die cuts. 

Add balloon strings and matted stamped greeting to finish your card. 

AND.......be sure to Save one of the pieces from your die cut balloon for future use as later this month I will show you how to create a shaker from the scrap. (Note scrap you die cut from should be about card size ) 
I hope you are inspired to get creative! 

21 September 2020

Steampunk Stroll

Today I am excited to share this art-sy page I created to play with this month's Steampunk challnge at Blank Page Muse. My vision was to imitate  a romantic looking "art" piece except using steampunk images, all while playing with my new watercolor markers. 

This project features

Other supplies need to re-create this project
mixed media paper, card stock, alcohol markers, water brush, archival ink

Stamp images onto mixed media paper with archival ink.  I chose mixed media paper (instead of watercolor papers) for this project because the images have fine detail that tends to get muddied when stamping on textured watercolor paper. When stamping the Blank Page Muse Zebra towing an Airship Steampunk Art Rubber Stamp, I masked off the zebra because I wasn't sure where my horizon line was going to end up. 

Using watercolor markers, draw in your "lane".  I did end up expanding my lane to the horizon. 

Draw in hills and add ink to grassy areas. Blend with a water brush. 

You can see the blended finished look.  

Color in your couple as desired. 

Color in and blend you sky and flying vehicles. Add dots of red ink and soften by dabbing with a waterbrush to imitate look of field of flowers. 

I hope you are inspired to get creative with you stamps! 

16 September 2020

Create your own Fall Decor with Clear Scraps


Fall is in the air!  so today I am excited to share this adorable Fall decor i created with Clear Scraps XL Wood Wagon.   I love how the finished project looks hanging on my door!

To create your very own wagon, start by base coating your wagon with acrylic paint. 

Once dry paint again with crackle medium and let dry. 

Once dry, paint with top paint color and let dry. 

You can see all the crackle details that pop as the project dries! 

Add a floral sprig to finish your project.  I choose to tie jute onto my wagon to hang it, but you could also use your crop a dile punch and punch holes for hanging! 

03 September 2020

2020 Stenciled Art Journal


IMG_6753wmGreetings!  Chris here sharing this journal I started to member this odd 2020 year. And what a year it has been so far.   Working in the health field has been challenging, but so many other things happened not only in the world, but also personally in our family this year, I wanted to not only remember this in years to come, but hopefully, look back and see that God has brought us through it.  


I am going to share how I created the album covers.  To recreate this journal you will need:

 Clear Scraps 6x8 Blank Wood Album

 Clear Scraps 2020 shake

 Clear Scraps Quarterfoil Stencil

 Clear Scraps Brick Wall Stencil

 Clear Scraps Butterfly flock Stencil 


other supplies

Distress Ink, Blender Brushes, Printed Tissue Paper, Embossing ink and powder, modge podge, Stamps, grid index cards, sequins


Cover the  Clear Scraps 6x8 Blank Wood Album with tissue paper using adhesive under the tissue paper only. 

Using stencils ink tissue paper with distress inks. 


Keep layering stencils over each other.

You can see below the front and back of the album.  

Apply modge podge over stenciled covers.  Due to the nature of the distress inks the ink made bleed a bit but it matches the mood of the year and my album.  Tear a piece of paper and ink edges.  Stamp sentiments and adhere to front of the album. 

To create your shaker, coat the top layer of your  Clear Scraps 2020 shaker  with embossing ink and then embossing powder of your choice.  Heat emboss and set aside. 

IMG_6695Assemble the bottom pieces of the shaker.  I used grid note cards cover my numbers in 2020.  


Assemble your shaker and add sequins. 


Remove both pieces of protective covering from acrylic and adhere to shaker.  Add embossed top layer to finish.Add finished shaker to front of album to finish. 






28 August 2020

Creating a Monochromatic Anniversary Card

Greetings today I am excited to share this monochromatic anniversary card I created.  This card features many different types of embellishments - paper tags, jute fibers, paper dolls, chipboard, foils and burlap flowers. And my ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever was perfect for all these embellishments! I wanted to create a monochromatic card so I chose all my supplies in a neutral Kraft tone.  I used brown inks to carry that color throughout the card. So let's gather our supplies!

Supplies needed
Other Supplies
Kraft card base, Distress Inks, Paper Dolls, jute, Kraft paper tag, script stamp, sentiment stamp, archival ink, raw chipboard

Antique your paper dolls by inking with distress ink.  You can see the difference the inking makes.  The large paper dolls are un-inked and the smaller ones are the ones I distressed. 

Stamp sentiment with coordinating ink onto your card base. 
Stamp a script stamp onto a kraft tag. Continue stamping to cover tag. 

Using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever with No Clog Writing Cap add a little dab of glue.  let dry for a few seconds to "get Tacky" and add your jute bow with ScraPerfect's Embellie Gellie

Adhere tag to card base.

Draw 3 lines on the lower portion of tag and add ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever using the  No Clog Writing Cap. and let dry.  

Letting the glue dry is very important to get the best foiling.  you can see below that the glue is just starting to dry.  But you want the glue to dry to clear. 
You can see how it is almost dry below except for the one "white" area.  Just wait another minute or so. 
Now it is ready!  
Lay ScraPerfect's Transfer Foils over glue stripes and rub. 

Quickly remove the foil to reveal perfectly foiled lines. 

Adhere your chipboard pieces to card. 

Add your distress paper dolls. 
You can see here I had a little bit of glue ooze out. 
 I pounced my ScraPerfect's Perfect Crafting Pouch over the area to quickly remove the stickiness from the extra glue!
Add your burlap flowers to finish off your card. 

Just look at all those embellishments! 
I hope you are inspired to create with your favorite ScraPerfect products! 

Creating a Acrylic Greeting Card

  Susan over at Clear Scraps challenged our Design Team to create a Christmas Themed project using Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets  .  To be hon...