Saturday, July 30
Friday, July 29
One of the best things about my "day job" is I get to create fun projects like this. Hop on over to the CardMaker Magazine blog and see how I created custom paper to make these pretty party favors!
Thank for dropping by, have a wonderful day.
Wednesday, July 27
Hello there! Thanks for dropping by today -- you should have come to visit my blog from Juliana Michael's blog for the Plus Corporation of America and CardMaker Magazine Blog hop.
Make sure you take a few minutes to visit the PLUS Corp Facebook page as they are hosting a pretty awesome giveaway!
Today it's all about Deco Rollers -- and I'm going to share with you how EASY the Deco Stamp Rollers are to use and create with.
I also want to show you how easy it is to get a straight line. I don't know if you are like me, but I'm not that great at free handing straight lines -- and rolling straight lines wasn't much better. To fix that, I positioned the edge of the stamp on the edge of a metal ruler taking care to hold the ruler in place to keep it from moving.
Once I had practiced enough I was ready to move on to creating my card.
I used some pretty basic supplies: VersaMark stamp ink, DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint, Glitter Embossing Powder and my Fancy Flower stamp from Art Gone Wild.
I decided I wanted to create a custom colored paper ribbon for my card, so I painted white cardstock with the Fluid Acrylic and let it dry. Once it was dry, I used the ruler technique to roll the stamp across the paper then I trimmed it into strips and picked the one that looked the best for my card.
To create the card, I stamped my Fancy Flower on white cardstock with VersaMark Ink and sprinkled Gold Glitter Embossing powder over the surface. Once the pattern was heat set I used DecoArt Fluid Acrylic paints to add color to the design. I also painted a my cardstock with the same red fluid acrylic paint to create a mat that matched perfectly.
I also hand-lettered a little sentiment and diecut a little tag that would accomodate the ribbon -- and voila -- a super cute card with a custom paper ribbon. Super easy, and the paper ribbon using Plus America Deco Roller couldn't look any cuter!
THANK you so much for joining me today, you next stop on this CardMaker Magazine Blog hop is Jeanne Streiff.