Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Die Versions April release: Welcome card

My new card made with Die Versions new April release.
I used " Welcome" die from this new release and the " old" Brick background one to make this collaged modern misted  card

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Sweet Stamps Inspirational photo

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our Sweet Stamps photo inspiration week.
Here is a photo we got as our crafty inspiration

And  here is my take for this challenge: whitewash technique and background misting with a bit of die cutting and one single sticker added to make this card

Now it's your turn to play with us and to WIN!

Monday, 28 April 2014

Make your own washi tape with Ann Butler's products

Make your own Washi tape with Ann Butler's products
This is my version for faux washi tape, made with medical paper tape you can buy in every drugstore for a very low cost. So buy one and you can make your own different in colors and patterns tapes in a very simple way.
1. Adhere 6 paper tape strips over some non sticky surface (I used the original one, but any smooth plastic with do the work).Adhere your tapes with spaces: we are going to color them and we don't want them to 
get another color from a strip that was too close

2. Color each strip with different Ann Butler's Crafter's inks using a sponge or any other applicator.
Let the ink dry a lot! I didn't want to dry it with a heat gun as I was not sure about the result to the delicate 
adhesive of those paper tapes.

3. Now, when your strips are dry, re- arrange them close one to another as we want to stamp over a bunch of colored tapes all together. Pick any 2'' Ann Butler's stamp (Unity) and stamp over the colored tapes with this single square as we want it to be " the same tape pattern in 6 colors). Use permanent black ink of any 

4. Now I just made this sample card with diagonal cutting of my stamped faux tapes and some small embellishments around. The circled sentiment was a double die cut and the background was dry embossed with embossing folder. Both embossed panel and the basic card were inked with Aquamarine ink around the edges.

Products used
Ann Butler's Products
Crafter's Inks: Aquamarine, Berry, Lilac,Tangelo,Sunshine, Limelight
2'' Faux Quilting Stamps
 Other products:
Die- Die Versions
Embossing folder- Sizzix
Pearls- Prima
Cardstock: American Crafts
Other: pin

I enter this to Unity linking Friends with a Flair

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Die Versions April release: Nautical card

My very new card made with Die Versions new April release dies.
The background was made with Ovals background and the sentiment is a double cut of ForYou title, then colored with drops of red paint. 

You are welcome to see more of this DV new release in DV BLOG!

Friday, 25 April 2014

Spring blog hop with DV and IBS

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Inspired by Stamping and Die-Versions Blog Hop.  Twenty two talented designers have united to celebrate the new season and shake off the malaise of a snowy winter.  Yay!!!  Inspired by Stamping, which designs and manufactures the highest quality of photopolymer stamps that bring superior stamping to all crafters, has teamed up with Die-Versions, makers of low profile metal dies which works with virtually every machine out there and cuts through most materials, to create this special eye candy of Spring themed projects.

One lucky "hopper" will get a total prize package of $100 in gift certificates, a $50 gift certificate from Inspired by Stamping AND Die-Versions, so you can stock up on some awesome products both of these companies have to offer.

For your chance to win the grand prize, visit all of the participating blogs, leaving a comment at each, then leave a comment telling us what you like the most about Spring at the Inspired by Stamping blog.  All comments entered between now and April 28th at 10pm (Pacific time) will be eligible for the grand prize.  
If you came from Emilia's blog- you are on the right path. And if not- you have a full blog list at the end of this post.

And now to my project. As I design for both DV and IBS, I had to made something more significant than a card , so I made this spring mood layout and also I know that it's not totally with flowers and pastel, it shows this spring mood of my dear beloved American niece Tamar.
I used quite a lot of DV dies - from the new April release and from the previous ones and a lot of IBS stamps too. 

The background was made with colored to pink texture paste and masks all around the page. Then I stamped IBS background stamps randomly with black ink and then I added a lot of tags, stamping over them the general words such as Love, Memories etc. I added 2 stamped tickets and a lot of arrows around the page. Here is a list of stamps used for this lo:
Background basics 3
 Background basic 4
Chalkboard Birthday
  Vintage tickets

The Sweet Frames  Pretty  is the new DV die and the  Sweet frames "Love " oldie" (not so old after all) was added under the photo for the interest. The black die cut background Ovals under the photo are from the new April release too. I used half of new April DV die " For you" and added the " you" word as a part of my title: Love from the frame and  You form the title.I also added a couple of IBS shop flowers, a couple of border DV dies  and then I decided to stop. No more. No more embellishments or add- ons as I really want those stamps and dies to shine! Lucky me to design for two such a great companies!

Your next stop on the hop is Lisa  .  If you ever get lost in the hop, you can always go back to the beginning, Die-Versions blog, for the complete order list.

Blog Hop Links:
Hope you enjoyed our hop , see you soon again !

Die versions April release: altered canvas

Hello my dear crafty friends !
Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here with my very first project with April new release. As I live in Israel, it usually takes time to get my new released dies and it means 3 posts from me in a very near time.
So for my first project I made this altered canvas and it was a fine way to show you all that DV dies are not just for card makers.
 I called it Pretty dream and it's my red- orange- yellow  dream of summer, also it's really black and white project with a few mists only.

My 8*8'' canvas was painted with chalkboard paint. Then I  added texture with white paste and two masks (TCW and Tando Creative)
The next step was to add some more texture with a few washi tapes and then I made a die cut with new April Ovals Background  die (just white cardstock) and cutout the edges. Altered art should never be perfect and the full die cut is  so much perfect that you just need to tear/cut it to fit the Mixed Media project. All die cuts were glued with Mod Podge.
The second die I used from the new April release is this  Sweet frame PRETTY, but again, I just used the word of it. Then I stamped a few big flowers, cut them out and glued over the main die cut piece. The stamped word Dream was glued under the word Pretty and made this canvas' title.

I also added  the Lacy dots' edger  die cut  on the lower right corner, some flowers  and then misted the whole piece with 3-4 mists to get this summer mood canvas.
 I enter this to some web challenges
 Frineds with Flair for Unity
Anything goes for Sprinkle of Imagination
 Big stamps for SSSS
 Not a card for CRAFT

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Sweet Stamps Sweets

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to Sweet Stamps Sweet week.
This is a week to think Sweets and not only sweet images, so I made this candy packaging with some washi tapes,  adhesive lace and Piccolo lovely chipboards as my focal point.

I also stamped this Sweet Stamps HI! sentiment over this heat embossed chipboard
 And then I covered the top of the clear tube with another heat embossed chipboard piece.

Now it's your turn! Go and make something sweet for this weekly Sweet Stamps challenge and you can WIN!

Monday, 21 April 2014

Inspired by Stamping : Always remember card

New card I made for Inspired by Stamping blog with new March release sentiments.
I used the large sentiment inside this bare  chipboard frame and added the Thinking of you one on the bottom. The background was made with one big frame die and  dry embossed and die cut foil just to make some contrast for those red stamped IBS  sentiments.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Happiness, Love and Joy


New card made for some web challenges with Inpsired by stamping stamped background. I made the whole big background piece a few days ago and this is my second card with the same background of Spring  Lilacs and Little Flowers stamps.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Zoo mini album: PHP KIDS BLOG HOP

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our second Paper House Productions blog hop.
This month we are going to show you our Kid's projects.

Kids Blog Hop

Thanks for hopping along with us in our “Hop, Skip & Jump” Kids Blog Hop this weekend! We're so glad you're joining us, and hope you're inspired by all the amazing projects our Spring Design Team has been creating!
If you've never done a blog hop before, we're happy you're starting with us! To begin, just visit the first designers' blog in the list below. Look at her project, leave her a little bit of love in the comments section of her post, and click on through to the next designer on the list. Each blog will have the list repeated, so you shouldn't get lost along way! After you've visited and commented on each blog, just come back here and enter our contest to win a pretty awesome prize pack!
This Kids Prize Pack features goodies like our Little Man and Little Girl Paper Pads, our favorite kid-themed 3D StickersCardstock Stickers, and even our fun & tactile Puffy Stickers (and more – it's a $60 value!) This prize pack is not only perfect for making scrapbook pages of your little Monsters andPrincesses, but it's also great for crafting up kid-friendly cards and Pinterest-worthy projects!
And to take the fun up another level, we're also giving away Little Man or Little Girl Paper Pads to (5) Runners-Up! That's right – 6 winners for one contest! We like those odds!
There are a few ways to enter - the first two are freebies by liking us on Facebook and signing up to receive Facebook notifications from us (we don't want you to miss any of our great project posts!). But the big entry comes from commenting on each of our designers' posts! If you do, you'll get +10 entries into our drawing! That sounds like a deal!
Kids' Blog Hop Designers
Irit Shalom- YOU ARE HERE!
Make sure to hop through each designer down the list to be eligible for the most entries! When you're done, just hop back here and let us know! The hop will be running all weekend, so you have until Sunday at 11:59pm EST to get your entries in!
  Our commenting gadget is in the main company blog. So after you finish with all the designers blogs, please go to PHP BLOG and enter  all possible entries to WIN!
And now for my project: this is a full mini album made with Zoo range of papers and stickers, both cardboard ones and 3d too. So easy to make a whole big mini album when you have those delicious products in your hands.
I used FabScraps mini album, but them everything else here is pure PHP.
This is my cover, painted with  distress paint and then embellished with handmade folded flowers, some vintage buttons, FWAB pearls and some metal charms.

 The flowers were folded from the same PHP  paper range.

 And the first page- the photo is overlapping the right side and the chalkboard PHP sticker with a hand writing journalling over it.

And some inside pages too

 I used some die cuts over the paper and added a chalkboard flower sticker.

Some more inside pages

Some texture paste with  masks over the other pages too. I masked the photo to make it a part of my scene.

More fun pages

And more texture masking over the photos.

The last back page with some pebble PHP stickers over it.

And more chalkboard stickers with hand write jornalling.
Hope you liked my kid's project and now to your next stop:
Remember: you can win if you follow and comment! Just do it! See you around soon!
 I also enter this to some web challenges
Anything goes with hand made flower- on my cover- for Scrapbook blessings

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Spring with flowers, masks, stamps and a lot of color...

My new lo made with Tando Poppies mask, texture paste and heat embossing over it and a lot of Unity stamps as my background , title and some extra wording over the piece.
Chipboards are from Creative Embellishments, powders fro WOW!  and my poppies photo from last year Armenian vacation.

I enter this to Unity Friends with a Flair linking party.
 Anything goes for Sprinkle of Imagination

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Make your own fancy embellishments

This is a tutorial that was born for a sentiment use. Really. I've seen this new IBS sentiment about friends that are like stars and decided to make my own fancy stars to fit this sentiment.
1. Die cut some stars  using a die; I used Sizzix die,  but you are welcome to use any stars dies you own.I made a couple of cuts as I wanted some  doubles for this project

2. Peel the upper glossy paper and add some pearls over the adhesive star surface. Pick your colors or follow mine- the sky is a limit.

3. Sprinkle blue/teal glitter over your embellished with pearls stars. The adhesive is just great for single coverage of glitter in between the pearls. As this adhesive is very tacky, you don't need any sealer over the glitter.

4. The largest star was to big to embellish with pearls as I was almost out of them, so I just added some very delicate fine white glitter and then embellished this star with  just a few single pearls.

5. For the final project I stamped this Friends sentiment and glued the stars with the second adhesive side directly over the card base.

As you can see this technique can be used with any solid die cut shape, such as a bird, a sun, a flower etc. Try it! You can use Dew Drops and pearls or to use the very cheap kids glitter. Just pick your favorite IBS sentiment and find the proper dies to fit it.

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