Monday, 27 February 2017

Scrapmatts February layout inspiration


Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my  February  Scrapmatts inspiration.
So this is a page I made for myself, by myself and with myself (you can see it for sure).
I scrapped my vacation memories as here in Israel Lilac bushes are not common (non existing ones).
So as I was born in a former USSR and was raised around lilac flowers every time I see one abroad I just take some photos near them. Just to remember the smell and the happiness of my early childhood.
I used Scrapberry's cardstock and small embellishments to make this page, but I used big and a lot of Scrapmatts chipboards to add texture, color and interest to this page.
All chipboards were heat embossed with black or mixed embossing powder and I used the same powder over some of cardstock die cut pieces to make it similar.
As you can see I used the chain circle around my own photo and I used the same powder to heat embossed the leaves near the metal  pebble.
I made the mixed title using #unique word and added the banners of " me" to make one title.
Some embellishments were added over the gate part and on the lower corner and I added the words ' memories" as my sub- title.
 The last, but not least- the oval frame that framed the upper stamped saying.
All other embellishments are just small add- ons of flowers, hand cut pieces and small metal charms.
And yes, life is good  when you can travel and still remember your childhood as it was just a few days ago .
I wish. Not really a few days, but a like a whole 50 years back.
It still makes me Happy!








Scrapmatts product list:
Scrap words 32 CB6113
Chains 01 CB5132
Ornate toppers 01 CB5137
Ornate frames 24 CB6096
Assorted words 29 CB6116
Alphabet flags 04 CB6085
Leaf spray 08 CB1153

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Steampunk card and tag with Scrapmatts

My second (and third) projects for Scrapmatts blog are those Steampunk card and tag.
Yes, I love Steampunk. Not as a way of life, but sure as a crafter.
So when I see pretty masculine cardstock  and add gorgeous Scrapmatts chipboard and stencils, I get this fancy masculine friendship card first.
I used the  Stemapunk  Arch window frame and a big gear piece - both were heat embossed with copper powder. The gear was cut into two parts and added from both sides of the card.
I used Gears stencil with distress ink to cover the inside of the window.
The lamp was added in the middle to give the light of gold to this freindship card.
 And yes, to make it a real Steampunk I added a few real metal pieces that fit the chipboards in the most perfect way.







 My last project for Scrapmatts is this Steampunk tag.
Same style as the card, but the colors are totally different.
The card was a kind of a warm one.
 This tag is a cold grey and blue project.
 Some of the chipboards here were heat embossed with blue powder and the background one was left bare.
I added this lovely " naked" Happy Birthday chipboard and  again, a few metal pieces were must to add things to make it a real Steampunk style.
 I think that I am in love with those Scrapmatts Steampunk chipboards!
They make my masculine crafting possible!






Scrapmatts products used:
Arch Window frame 05 CB6042
Lamps 11 CB6109
Gear frames 02 CB5011
Gear stencil
Circle mesh 02 CB5129
Scrap words 25 CB1239
Scrap words 30 CB1244
Arrows 01 CB5107
Sticks 02 CB5153
Buckles and Belts 01 CB1231

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Fancy Shaker Love card with Papericious


Hello my dear crafty friends!
This is Irit from Irit Shalom Designs here today and I am going to share two shaker cards tutorial.
It was my very first  time to make shakers and I made one fancy and complicated and one simple one, so everyone can try and make those tag with the new, most gorgeous, Papericious collection Perfect Affair.
This is the first, fancy card here and some close- ups and then I made a full step by step photo tutorial.



Step by step tutorial:
1. Make the card size piece from floral cardstock and use this die to make the cuts. This Die Versions big heart die cuts into two parts, but if you have another die you can always  cut the inner part by yourself or to use two nesting dies.



2. This is the place for the inner die cut, but it's not yet glued.

3. Die cut the double sided glue foam with the same die and use the outer part only. If you don't have the double sided foam sheet use any craft foam and just add the glue over it. Glue the frame piece over the front of your card.


And this is the close up of this step.


4. Die cut again using the very same die and gold cardstock.
Glue the outer part over the double sided glue and glue the inner part under the inside die cut shape.


5. Added sequins and cover with hand cut around the die acetate piece and then glue the outer die cut frame we got during step 1.
Your shaker part is done.


6. Heat emboss Papericious chipboard with clear embossing ink and gold embossing powder. Hand cut the clock from the cardstock and arrange them both as shown.
Add 3 gold sticky corners and make the matting using two other cardstocks from the same collection.


Simple Shaker Love card with Papericious

Today I am going to share a simple shaker card made with new, just released, Perfect Affair collection from Papericious.
I made a full step by step tutorial and with this gorgeous collection everyone can do this lovely Valentine card.





Step by step tutorial:

1.Die cut 3 stitched rectangles from three different cardstock as shown.




2. Use nested hearts dies or punches  and die cut one frame out of double sided glue foam sheet, 2 white cardstock frames, one patterned cardstock red frame and one transparent full large size heart and one cardstock full size heart.



3. Glue the foam glue frame over the cardstock heart.


3. Glue two more layers using white cardstock heart and fill with Papericious sequins.


4. Add the transparent heart over and cover with red cardstock frame.
Your shaker part is all done.


5.Arrange the card with three die cut layers we made during step 1 and add some hand cut flowers.

6. Use clear embossing ink and gold embossing glitter to cover the chipboard shapes.


7.Add gold lines over flowers with gold liner.


8. Now  your shaker  card is done!
Enjoy!


Friday, 24 February 2017

Free for all February with Tando: Tropical house


Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my last February Tando post.
This chipboard Tando house was in my stash for ages. I never tried to do anything with it as I don't have a space to show it.
 But when my lovely 3 years old grand daughter asked if I can make her a house, this was like " yes, dear, I will do one for you".
So  I made her a tropical house as we live in  pretty much tropical weather, using Scrapberry's Tropical paper collection.
Each single piece was painted. I used Bamboo background mask to make the bamboo images over the front of this tropical house.
The roof was paper covered and I added the paper fence and some Tando chipboard flowers.
The three years old is very glad with the house.
I am very glad that I finally used my Tando older stash for this Anything goes week.



 Tando products used:
3d House
3D House (2 for 1)

Tando minis Flowers
Tando Mini's - Flowers

Bamboo background mask
Bamboo Background Mask


Thursday, 23 February 2017

Natural Beauty, Happy and Dream art boards with SinCity

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second February post made with the most gorgeous Sin City Stamps.Irit is here again and this is my second February tutorial for you. Today I am going to share three small art pieces made over Mixed Media small  boards  with three similar, but totally different Sin City stamps in three totally different color schemes. The only paint I used here are mists and  I wanted to show you my most favorite way to add stamped images to totally textured surfaces. Product list: Sin City stamps Face profile line art Classic face 3/4 view line art Face 3/4 view strand of hair Natural Beauty word phrase Happy Birthday phrase Old style key Dream word Other products: Mixed Media boards Stencils Texture paste Clear Crackle paste Black permanent ink Mists Tissue paper Ribbon, wool, yarn Scissors White gesso Gel medium Step by step instructions: 1.Cover three Mixed Media boards with white gesso and let it dry.
2.Add a thick layer of Clear texture paste using three different small stencils. Use different stencil on each board.
3.Remove the stencils and let the paste dry. It becomes totally clear when dry.
4.Cover the edges of each board with white crackle paste. Again, the magic word: Let it dry! You see the crackles when it's dry, not before.
5.Stamp all three face stamps using permanent black ink and white tissue paper.
6.Tear each stamped image apart and glue over the boards as shown with Gel medium over and under the stamped piece.
7. Glue the " hair" to each image: the ribbon, the yarn and the natural wool . The colors doesn't matter as we cover the hair with a thick layer of white gesso.
8. Mist each board with different mists. Pick the colors that fit the stamped image mood. For this pretty, but angry lady vintage mix of colors was the best choice.
9.Mist the second board with some shabby, dreamy  colors of mists.
 10. Mist the last board with a mix of lovely pastel colors.
11. Stamp the sentiments for each board in the same  black ink and tissue way. Natural beauty was the best sentiment for the " angry" lady. Dream key was the choice for the second one. For the bright board stamp " Happy Birthday" sentiment and tear the word Happy. Glue all words with Gel Medium. And this is the final project :
 And  now to the separate boards:






I really hope that you liked my small art pieces (bigger than ATC, but  not the card size). You can also buy almost all of the stamps  in this Natural Beauty sheet of rubber.  See you again next month!

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