Saturday, August 18, 2018

Dragon Congratulations Card on ScraPerfect

This Dragon Congratulations card is up at
Stop by the blog for step by step photos!

Scrap On!

~charity~

Saturday, August 11, 2018

How To Make A Congratulations Card That Shines

Today's project is a Congratulations card that shines. Rinea Foiled Paper and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist work together to give the dragon a spark of personality. Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect works behind the scenes to keep things secure. 
~ Congratulations ~
 The dragon medallion is a stamped and embossed image. I painted it with Glimmer Mist to give it a water color effect. I used a corrugated circular die to cut out the dragon.
The base of this card is a 4"x 6" piece of emerald Rinea Foiled Paper. On top of that I placed a slightly smaller piece of black cardstock with the word Congratulations cut out from it with a die.
 I used Best Glue Ever to go all around the word. To get in the small spaces with out over doing it I used a No-Clog Writing Cap.

The dragon medallion is centered on a strip of gold foiled paper with scant amounts of BGE.
After letting the glue set a minute I added thin strips of Best Glue Ever to the back of the gold foiled paper and centered it below the sentiment. 
 I spread a thin layer of BGE on the card blank to hold the base down and the card was finished.
 Best Glue Ever adheres to smooth surfaces without wrinkling the paper. The No-Clog Writing Cap helps me get glue in all the nooks and crannies. ScraPerfect products make this card a success.
Supplies:
Cardstock:Recollections
Patterned Paper:Fancy Pants 
Foiled Paper:Rinea
Water Colors:Tattered Angels
Embossing Powder:Wow
Metal Dies:Peachy Cheap, Echo Park
Stamp:Stash
Adhesive:Best Glue Ever

Scrap On!

~Charity Hotrum~

Friday, July 27, 2018

How To Make A Homecoming Layout With Best Glue Ever

The uneven surface on this homecoming layout was not an obstacle for Best Glue Ever. I adhered patterned paper, craft foam, and stickers right over all the little ridges. The result is a wonderfully messy page with great staying power!
~ Homecoming 2015 ~
The first layers on this page were made with Nuvo Embellishment paste and stencils. This created texture, depth, and an uneven surface. Best Glue Ever sticks to anything so I had no concerns.
I cut the photo mats at a 1/4" and a 1/2" larger than the photo and used BGE to layer them.
Thin stripes of BGE attached the photo to the layered mat.
The geometric diecut had very thin strips of paper but a No-Clog Writing Cap made it easy to add tiny dots of BGE to the paper. The die-cuts were placed on either side of the photo mat.
Foam tape is easily replaced with craft foam and BGE. I glued to squares to the back of the photo mat. It only take s a couple minutes to set and is so efficient to use.
More BGE adhered the photo mat cluster to the layout. 
A couple minutes to set and my photo was immovable, despite the uneven layers of mixed media. 
I adhered another geometric die-cut to the upper left corner. Once again the No-Clog Writing Cap gave me ultimate control and the ability to place only tiny dots on the paper.
I arranged the diecut onto the cardstock and mixed media surface then trimmed off the edge. 
My title was next, but I knew those alpha stickers would not adhere to the variety of surfaces. No worries, a couple drops of BGE and my title was secure. I used a strip of paper to keep the letters even.
A few stickers and my layout was complete. Best Glue Ever worked for every surface and material I used. ScraPerfect has BGE, No-Clog Writing Caps and a variety of other crafty tools.
Supplies:
Patterned Paper:Photo Play Paper, Fancy Pants
Stickers, Title:Studio Calico
Large Alpha:American Crafts
Mixed Media Paste:Tonic Studios
Stencils:Kite, TCW
Geometric Die:Spellbinders
Ink:Close To My Heart

Scrap On!

~Charity Hotrum~

Monday, July 9, 2018

How To Make Mixed Media Bubbles For Scrapbook Pages

Today I have a fun layout that is all about imagination and how to make mixed media bubbles for scrapbook pages. My two youngest children discovered this tree with above ground roots by the river. They lived 100 Adventures between those wooden arms. Even at 10 and 12 their imagination is going full tilt!
~ Adventure Is ~
To echo the water scene I used 49 and Market papers from the Sand and Sea collection. I fussy cut this giant jelly fish and popped it up with craft foam. Best Glue Ever holds the project together securely.
I created the bubbles with Drip Rings, a Memory Box stencil. I used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Lilac Lavender, Citrus Green, and Coastal Reef over the stencil. Nuvo Mousse dries quickly with plenty of texture and pliability.
 I used Close To My Heart watercolors to fill in the bubbles. The color palette is excellent and the water brush by the same company makes water painting a snap!

Today is reveal day for Lucy's new sketch. For the full reveal stop by
Supplies:
Cardstock:DCWV
Patterned Paper:49 and Market
Border Stickers:Echo Park, Bo Bunny
Alpha:Studio Calico
Tiny Type:Echo Park
Stencil:Memory Box
Mixed Media Paste:Tonic Studios
Watercolors:Close To My Heart

Scrap On!

~charity~

Friday, June 15, 2018

How To Create Drama With Only Two Colors

Today's project is a clean and simple layout that creates drama with only two colors. I started with a 12x12 of black cardstock and added depth and interest with stamps and heat embossing. Only the Peachy Cheap wood shapes of clouds and gears relieve the monochrome color scheme.
~ Split Rock Lighthouse ~
This month the color prompt from White With 1 is:
 This vacation photo of a mist shrouded lighthouse is perfect for the color scheme. Adding nautical themed stamps sets it off strikingly. The mermaid above and the nautilus below hold the photo aloft.
 The looped rope stamp is heat embossed with black ink onto white cardstock. I fussy cut the rope and used a die inside the loops. The looped rope boarder is glued over the matted photo. Twine strung through the loops is tied over a silver brad. 
 Wood gear shapes are scattered around the nautilus shell. Two small brads hold the twine below the photo.
 The ocean waves were stamped, heat embossed, then fussy cut. I popped them up with craft foam and layered them below the ship. A length of twine runs from the ship to the anchor below the waves. Wood cloud shapes from Peachy Cheap complete the scene.
Stop by the White...With 1 blog to see the design teams beautiful samples.

Scrap On!

~Charity Hotrum~

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

How To Make a Layout With Foiled Paper Outlines

Today's project is a bright and sassy floral layout with emerald foiled paper outlines. This photo of my daughter in pink needed surroundings as ready to make a statement as she is. I used the Rooftop Garden collection from Craft Smith for the patterned papers of this layout.
~ You Got This ~
 I fussy cut the flower strips and glued them onto strips of emerald Rinea foiled paper. I fussy cut the outline to help the flowers standout against the pink background. Next I layered the flowers with a wide striped paper.
 The title is fussy cut from the Rooftop Garden collection journal cards. Strands of green gems lay across the title words and individual gems decorate the bicycle hubs. The aqua die-cut paper is Recollections. The fuchsia strip of Rinea foiled paper is detailed with a Martha Stewart border punch.
The bicycle is cut with a Peachy Cheap spring die from aqua grid paper. It settles nicely against the bicycle print photo mat.
The flowers here are all by Recollections in a variety of green shades.  The wood leaves and flowers are from Peachy Cheap. 

Scrap On!

~Charity Hotrum~

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Album With Handmade Flowers and Window Casement

Today's project is a spiral album with handmade flowers draped around a window casement. The Tattered Walls kit from 123 Scrap With Me has just the right supplies to make a photo album or garden diary. The spiral binding, vine cutting die, and Lilac Nuvo Mousse are not from the original kit.
~ Moments ~
The album cover is made with two layers. The base layer is cut from Blue Fern Studios Tattered Walls:Apartment B. I punched the holes for the spiral in both layers before embellishing. The included TCW Stencil:Screen Print and Toasted Almond Nuvo Embellishment Paste were used to create a "curtain".
To complete the base layer I added the books from the 7gypsies Architextures. I also placed craft foam on the back of the window frame.
Together the give the illusion of looking into a well appointed sitting room.
Handmade flowers were next on my agenda. 
Step 1:Punch 10 circles from BFS Tattered Walls:Suite 204. Coat the rim with Lilac Nuvo Mousse.
Step 2:Fold the circles so that a dark rim from the underside shows.
Step 3:Fold the circle, accordion style, in thirds.
Step 4:Add glue between the tiers and clamp till dry.
Using a Tim Hotz die I cut a variety of vines from BFS Tattered Walls:The Library. I cut the Bumble Bee from BFS Tattered Walls:The Garage. I spread Toasted Almond Nuvo Mousse on the Bees wings.
I glued the vines to the left and upper edges of the Kaiser Craft Window Frame.
Finally, I adhered the bee to the upper left corner and the Moments tag from BFS Tattered Walls:Ephemera below it.
The Tattered Walls kit has a lovely variety of papers and mixed media supplies. Stop by 123 Scrap With Me to get your kit today! Use KITPROMO at checkout to get 15% off any order that exceeds $50 when you include the Tattered Walls kit.

Scrap On!
~Charity Hotrum~