Friday, October 15, 2010

Four Ways Friday #26 - Ornate Blossom

Thanks for stopping by for another Four Ways Friday!  Today I'm focusing on the Ornate Blossom stamp!
This bold stamp is great for the kissing technique!  For this first 3x3 card, I inked up the stamp with Bravo Burgundy ink and then pressed the En Francais background stamp against the inked stamp.  This is the "kiss."  Then I stamped the Ornate Blossom image onto Very Vanilla card stock.  You can see how the words removed some of the ink on the blossom.  I then stamped the En Francais background stamp at half strength over the card stock and image.  The tag was made from the Tiny Tag stamp set and Jewelry Tag Medium punch.
This bold stamp is also wonderful for creating backgrounds!  I inked up the image with Bashful Blue ink and stamped it multiple times onto Very Vanilla card stock.  I then inked up the image with Marina Mist ink and stamped again over the card stock...multiple times!  I stamped the greeting from the Curly Cute stamp set onto Marina Mist card stock with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  I used the Scallop Edge Border punch to add the scallops and mounted the piece onto a piece of Bashful Blue card stock.  Some Circle Ice rhinestone brads finish the look.
For this tag I stamped the image in Pretty In Pink ink onto Whisper White card stock cut into a tag shape.  I then created a mask and covered the Ornate Blossom image and stamped the tag with the Bella Toile background stamp in Night of Navy ink at 1/3 strength (you can see the faint image in the background).  I then masked the bottom of the tag and stamped the Bella Toile image again at full strength using Night of Navy ink.  I also used the spritzer tool to spray the full tag with Night of Navy ink.  I stamped the "thankful for..." from the Thankful For stamp set in Night of Navy and then the letters to make the word "you" from the Lovely Letters stamp set.  Dazzling diamonds, applied with 2-way glue, on the letters and part of the Bella Toile image give the tag a bit of glitz.  I tied Pretty In Pink satin ribbon around the tag and then mounted the tag onto Night of Navy card stock.  Finally, I thread a piece of Pretty in Pink satin ribbon through the hole of the tag.
Okay, I've gotta admit, this last 3x3 card is a bit of a hot mess! :)  I began by inking up the image with my markers (Garden Green, Not Quite Navy and Always Artichoke).  I then sprayed the ink on the stamp with water and stamped onto watercolor paper.  Of course, I couldn't leave well enough alone!  I adhered glitter using Crystal Effects - first the aqua...then the olive...then added some pearl jewels.  And, not to be outdone in the glitter department, I made a faux button by layering 5 1/2" circle punched pieces of Not Quite Navy card stock and then covering them with aqua glitter!  The greeting is from the Curly Cute stamp set and was stamped by coloring the same three colors used on the main image onto the stamp and then stamping onto watercolor paper.  Next time I may just stop with the watercolor stamping and leave the glitter on the shelf :)
Thanks for joining me for this week's Four Ways Friday!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Where's Michelle?

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Some Days You Need A Break :)

Thanks for stopping by!  I don't have a project/picture for you yet today...and, there's a chance that I will skip today and focus on Four Ways Friday for tomorrow.  Some days you need to take a bit of a break.  And, if truth be told, I spent time in the craft room last night making a bunch of paper rosettes and no finished project! :)  A glue gun is a girl's best friend :)  I figured you didn't need to see a pile of paper rosettes :)  Hope to see you tomorrow!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Peace Ornament...Getting Bigger!

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Stick With It!
I have never had so much fun with a glue gun!!!!!!  I decided to stick with these ornaments for awhile and I am having the best time!  You definitely need to give it a try!  For this one I decided to go bigger and used the scallop circle die with some regular chipboard.  I covered it with Confetti card stock and then went embellishment crazy (I need to take a better picture when the light is better...I just couldn't wait to get this posted!).  I added rhinestone brads and some snowflakes using the Northern Frost decorative strip die in the Big Shot.  I have a feeling you'll be seeing a few more of these in the next few days :)  A girl can't part with her glue gun too quickly!  I'm sticking with it!!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Waffle Paper and Glass Glitter Ornament Video!

I decided to go ahead and make a video to show you how I made the ornament that I posted yesterday.  I had to make it in 2 parts since there was so much to share!  I hope you like it!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Waffle Paper and Glass Glitter Ornament

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Clean Out Your Sock Drawer :)
This may sound very strange...I have been so preoccupied with my sock drawer for weeks!  Opening that drawer was like walking into a room full of snakes!  All these socks - matched, mismatched, holes, threadbare...Quite pathetic!  This morning I decided I had had enough!  I scooped out every last sock and began the sorting process - garbage, donate, where the heck is the other one?, perfect pairs.  Back they went into the drawer - like couples - perfectly matched :)  There are still a few that are waiting for the sock fairy to arrive...I know those matches have to be somewhere! :)

I decided to play more with making ornaments.  My new favorite thing to do is make these paper rosettes!  I need to make a video so that I can share how I've been making them.  I admit that I needed the glue gun to help me keep them together :)  I am also LOVING this glass glitter - it has the perfect amount of sparkle and charm.  An antique brad and pearl jewel add a bit more of a vintage touch.  This ornament is a special gift for someone...I hope they like it :)