A place to explore crafting with paper, altered art, mixed media, vintage, new ideas, frugal ideas and general fun with designing or creating paper art!
Hello and welcome! I would love to share with you my love of paper crafts, altered art, mixed media, card making, scrap pages and fun! Come right in, sit right down, have a cup of your favorite beverage and relax!
It's getting very close to the date I will need to send out our annual Christmas Cards! Hustle and Bustle time it is! Here is just a sampling of some of the cards I have worked on. These are very fun, but a little time consuming. Hopefully I can double this amount and more just to get them out in time! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and hope your upcoming days to Christmas are also blessed with happiness, friends and family!
I usually need to make quite a few masculine cards. Here is one I made with a nephew in mind. I had read on Splitcoast Stampers that tin foil was used in a Cuttlebug embossing folder, and I loved how that looked. I tried it a little differently. I did put tin foil over a piece of cardstock and then I ran it through my Cuttlebug. I kept the tin foil in place on the cardstock and adhered it to the cardstock so it would retain the shape. This is the Cuttlebug embossing folder with the off centered rectangles. I then used a sponge dobber with WalnutStain Distress ink to give the foil a tint of color to age it a little. Then I tied a thin piece of twine around the card. I glued some old buttons on it with Glossy Accents glue. The big brad I sanded a little first and then I stamped the happy birthday with brown Stazon ink. The oval around the discover yourself sentient is grungeboard and I inked that up with Silver pigment ink. I used two copper brads to adhere it to the surface. I found the three star brads in my collection of brads. I think these stars came from Target in a star brad collection in their scrapbook isle. I then adhered the whole thing to a standard A2 size card. It's rather shiny to look at, but it looks burnished and masculine. Lots of fun!