Friday, June 23, 2017

How To Make A Stunning Page Quick and Easy With Embossing

Today I have a new tutorial that shows you how to make a stunning page the quick and easy way. This process lets clear Embossing Powder steal the show with a Mixed Media twist. It's all the hard work of a messy fingers project without the drying time.
~ Special Event ~
My weekend in Tacoma with this dear friend was an exceptional experience. We relaxed, saw the sights, and reconnected over plenty of coffee. Blue Fern Studios new collection Spring Parade shares the emotions of that time with its pastel tones and garden images. These tags with the titles Special Event and Small Moments pulled it all together.
The sketch I used for this page has a background heart shape. I wanted to incorporate a Mixed Media element but didn't want to take the time for the layers to dry. I decided to put my Wow Embossing Powder to work and it was CLEARLY a success.
I made this sweet Teddy ATC to illustrate the process I used for the green tone-on-tone heart on my layout.
To begin I cut a heart shape from cardstock and taped it over my purple ATC blank. Over that I placed a stencil with a very open pattern. Finally I dabbed it heavily with clear embossing ink.
 I dusted my ATC with clear Wow Embossing Powder then heat set it.
 I again taped the heart shape over my purple ATC. I dribbled a darker purple mist onto a cotton round then rubbed it across the embossed surface. 
 The mist tinted only the bare paper and wiped off the embossing. The finished product offers a tone-on-tone Mixed Media background. The ATC took mere minutes to produce!
Special Event is my entry for Stuck Sketches June 15th Challenge. Here is the sketch by Laura Whitaker.
Layout Supplies:
Paper:Blue Fern Studio
Flowers:Prima
Flower Centers, Acetate:Glitz Design
Tags, Tickets:Crate Paper
Die Cut Banner:Fancy Pants
Pearls:Close To My Heart
Embossing Folder:Crafter's Companion
Purple Mist:Clear Snap
Stencil:The Crafters Warehouse
Embossing Powder:Wow Embossing

ATC Supplies:
Paper:Close To My Heart
Cardstock:Recollections
Twine:Twinery
Stickers:Echo Park, Bella Blvd
Teddy:ClipartView.com
Stencil:Kite
Embossing Powder:Wow Embossing

Scrap On!

~charity~

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

How To Make An Easy Sunshade From Beautiful Foiled Paper

Today I have an easy tutorial for a beautiful sunshade made from Rinea Foiled Paper. At our house we have an unfortunate window that leaves a reflection on the TV. At first I blocked the light with a couple pictures from the kids art class. When I discovered the sun had melted the plastic wrap at the back of the paintings I knew I needed a better solution.
~ Foiled Paper Sunshade ~
I set out to draw an oriental lantern but got caught up in the exactness of it. I spent too much time measuring one side against another to be sure I had it straight. Lori took pity on me and drew this lantern free hand. 
I laid an entire roll of Turquoise Starstruck Foiled Paper over a cutting mat. I secured the drawing and the Foiled Paper with washi tape. The cutting mat protected my hardwood floor and my tools.
 I used an eyelet setter and hammer to pierce holes along the drawn lines. The tools are a set from Making Memories.
To hold the foil in the window I again used washi tape this time a blue with a quarter-foil pattern. The tape will most likely only hold one season. As the year changes the sun moves and the sunshade isn't required year round. Next year I'll put it up with a different color of washi tape. 
  The piercings are not exact, nor is the lantern perfectly symmetrical. It has a lovely whimsical bent to it that fits right in with my collection of vintage bottles and colored glass.  Stop by the Rinea Blog to see other inspiring Foiled Paper ideas.
Supplies:
Foiled Paper:Rinea
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Tools:Making Memories
Rotary Cutting Mat:Olfa

Scrap On!

~charity~

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

How To Make Flowers for A Spectacular Sunshine Layout

Here is an easy tutorial if you need to know how to make flowers for a spectacular sunshine layout. I like to give my projects the personal touch of matching embellishments. For this one pager I was able to coordinate my flowers with my title as well as my background cardstock, all from The Robin's Nest.
~ Hello Sunshine ~
To begin this layout I chose the Moss Green Glitter cardstock and sewed a strip of the Snow Covered Trees cardstock along the side.

My photo mat started with several strips of washi tape. I topped this with layers of Wedding Cutouts cardstock and Smoky Chevron cardstock.
 I stitched these layers down then added two ephemera cards from the Saffron Cards collection. The card tucked under the photo I cut in half to offer multiple focal points.
 Now that my basic layout was ready I made the flowers. The Wedding Sticker sheet was just the right colors for my theme. I punched two sets of the same flower in a similar print and one set of smaller flower in a contrasting color. I stacked the larger flowers with the petals opposite of each other. The small flower went on top with a Blue or Yellow Dew Drop for the center.

    To hold these layers of flowers together I used the Best Glue Ever. This super strong yet fantastically flexible glue from ScraPerfect is wonderful for hand made flowers.
I punched flowers from Bunny cardstock to coordinate with the Saffron Cards. The smaller flowers are from the Daisy Stripe Teal cardstock. I used Blue Dew Drops for the centers of the yellow flowers also. 
 Embellie Gellie made it super easy to place dew drops at the flower centers and with the cork chevrons.

For a little variety I added a pre-made flower as the center of each flower cluster. The final touches of wood leaves and chipboard vines are held of with just a drop or two of BGE.
The Saffron Ephemera Cards were perfect for accents as well as a title. They had just the right hues and delicately flourished letters.
The blues and yellows of the flowers add to the elegant look of this one page layout. Their mild tones create the perfect foil for this poignant black and white photo.
 
Supplies:
Paper, Dew Drops, Ephemera Cards:The Robin's Nest
Pre-made Flowers:Prima
Cork:American Crafts
Vines:Gina's Designs
Wood Leaves:Peachy Cheap
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes, MME,
Glue, Embellie Gellie:ScraPerfect

Scrap On!

~charity~

Saturday, June 10, 2017

How To Make Stunning Garlands for a Beautiful Mirror

Why not learn how to make stunning garlands of foiled paper to turn a basic wall hanging into a beautiful mirror? As a lover of vintage items with a weakness for trash to treasure, I am always looking for ways to spiff up my latest find. With my very first post for Rinea I decided this mirror had waited long enough for her chance to shine. 
~ Diva Mirror ~

 Because the mirror is in a dark corner it is used to add light rather than reflect a face. The garland draped over the front doesn't frustrate anyone's view. Having been constructed of foiled paper, this garland also helps with my light issues. It just keeps on giving! 
 The first garland is made in two pieces then joined at the back of mirror. It loops through the center of the carving and around the ends. It is constructed of Foiled Paper Beads. Each bead is a punched shape that is curved curved and then strung on coat thread. I knotted the thread at one inch intervals, stringing beads and knotting again.   
  The medallions I cut in half folded into cones. For the hearts I overlapped the rounded portions toward the center. Both are made from Blush Glossy Foiled Paper. To hold them together I took one stitch at the seam in the back as I strung them.
The circles and flowers I placed on a foam pad and pressed at the center with a marker or paint brush end. My pressing foam is an old mouse pad flipped over. The circles are Silver/gold Glossy Foil and the flowers are Copper Glossy Foil.
My second garland says Diva and is draped around the central carving on the frame. The letters were created with Rinea Sapphire Glossy Paper from the Jewels Variety Pack and were cut with a punch board.
 To strengthen the letters for stringing I added scrap cardstock to the back. The front of the letters I decorated with flowers and circles left over from the first garland.
  One drop of the Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect is all it takes to hold the foiled paper together.
I also added drops of opalescent puff paint around the flowers and at the centers. 
  The third garland is a Moon Phase Strand. I punched 6 circles from the Rinea Silver /gold Glossy Paper and 9 circles from black cardstock. The garland is constructed in two pieces and joined at the front of the mirror. The full moon phase hangs from the joining.
I punched a circle from scrap cardstock and used the negative to trace the crescent onto two of the circles. I carefully cut off the crescent and had both the gibbous and crescent phases from one circle.
 The new moon is represented with a rim of foiled paper. I used a 1.25" punch and cut a 1" circle from the center. The moon phases and black circles are joined with tiny dots of the Best Glue Ever. It takes very little to attach them. 
Getting a clear photo of a mirror takes a couple tricks.
1) Polish the mirror with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth just before taking pictures.
2) Lay the mirror on its back so that it reflects a white ceiling or the sky.

Supplies:
Foiled Paper:Rinea
Cleaning Cloth and Glue:ScraPerfect
Thread:Coats and Clark
Letter Punch Board:WeRMrk
Punches:CTMH, Martha Stewart,
Uchida, and EK Success, 
Model:Noir The Black Cat


 Scrap On!


~charity~

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

How To Make a Statement With Beautiful Metallic Frames

Today I am sharing this one page layout that makes a statement with beautiful metallic frames. Last summer I spent a few days in Tacoma with a dear friend. We enjoyed an idyllic morning at Point Defiance Park. These photos are from the Japanese Garden.
~ Point Defiance Park ~
The frames are made from Rinea Foiled Paper in Copper Glossy. I used the Metallics Variety Pack but it also comes on a roll.
For the detailed points I used a fancy frame die and cut the corners off at a diagonal. The foiled paper takes the dry embossing in such exquisite detail.
 For the third photo I used a thinner frame from the same die set.
 The sketch I used had lovely groupings at the corners. I choose wood veneer leaves and chipboard cameras for my layers. ScraPerfect glue is the ideal answer for attaching wood veneer. It only takes a drop or two of the Best Glue Ever and holds securely. The No-Clog Writing Cap makes the drops super easy to place.
This 3-photo layout is my entry for Stuck Sketches June 1st Challenge. Here is the sketch by Laura Whitaker:
Supplies:
Paper:BoBunny
Foiled Paper:Rinea
Chipboard:Studio Calico
Cork:Denise Parcells Design
Acetate Circle:Glitz Design
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Cardstock:Warehouse Paper Co.
Embossing Powder:Wow Embossing
Die Cut Labels:Elle's Studio
Wood Veneer:Peachy Cheap
Nesting Dies:Spellbinders
Ink:Color Box
Stencil:Kite

Scrap On!

~charity~

Friday, June 2, 2017

New Design Team Announcement: Canvas Corp Home Decor

Time for a new design team announcement. From July through December I will be a Home Decor Guest Designer for
Canvas Corp Brands
Here is the fabulous team of designers I get to work with. We are already sharing ideas and becoming crafting buddies! Stop by the
Canvas Corp Brands Blog 
and check out the announcement. You will find links to everyone's blog. Give them a follow and tell 'em I sent you!

Here are a few of the things I fell in love with in the
Canvas Corp Shop
Stay tuned for home decor projects that will make your house into a home!

Scrap On!
~charity~

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How To Make A Delightful Bracelet That is Quick and Easy

If you like altered items then you will want to know how to make this delightful bracelet that is quick and easy.  I love costume jewelry. when this fun piece showed up in a box from my Grandmother I knew right away it was destined to become something NEW!
~ Forget Me Not ~
 The bezels had a resin or epoxy substance with glitter in them. A bit of concentrated heat from the heat gun had them popped right out. They had yellowed and looked grimy. 
 Step 1: Dab the top of the bezel with pigment ink.
Step 2: Place paper over a lightly padded surface, press bezel onto paper.
Step 3:Cut out inside of inked frame to use for a pattern. Press into bezel to trim any high edges.
Step 4:Trace pattern onto reverse of Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock.

Step 5: Use a dab of the Best Glue Ever to tack the paper down to the bezel. This ScraPerfect glue is so versatile it is perfect for attaching the cardstock to the metal.
Step 6:Pour gloss medium onto bezel, add Heart Dew Drops and two Black Diamond Dew Drops. To attach these items use Embellie Gellie. It helps put small items EXACTLY where you want them!
Step 7: Leave to cure for 24 to 48 hours.
To string the bracelet use elastic cord. Measure the width of the wrist plus one inch for tying fasteners. Bead, tie, and add fasteners to the ends. 
 Wear your new bracelet or give as a gift.
This dramatic bracelet is sure to please where ever it goes!
Supplies:
Paper and Dew Drops:Robin's Nest
Pigment Ink:Clearsnap
Glue, Embellie Gellie:ScraPerfect
Beads:Bead Treasures
Clear Stretch Cord:Cousin
Glossy Medium:Ranger

Scrap On!

~charity~