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Splattered Glitter Glue Technique

I taught this technique at my last Technique Tuesday class, and it was a huge hit.  Who doesn’t LOVE glitter?  It is the applying of it that kind of drives us all crazy.

I found a new method of getting glitter on a card – the splattered glitter glue technique.

What you need for this technique is Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Aquapainters filled with water, a deli lid or a empty stamp case lid, and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  This technique works best with a prestamped/precolored image.

  • On the deli lid/stamp case lid, squeeze out some glue and dilute it with water until it makes a milkier liquid.
  • Wet the tip of the Aquapainter with water and then dip it in the glue liquid.
  •  Tap out the glue all over the stamped image in a splattered pattern.  Try not to get too close – this tends to leave glue “blobs” not glue “splatters”.
  • Pour Dazzling Diamonds over the card stock and tap off excess.  Let dry and attach to card base.
  • Add any embellishments.

Here is the card we made.  Yes, it is from Sale-A-Bration, but isn’t it so darn pretty?

Splattered Glitter Glue Technique

 

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Happy Easter! Friends & Flowers Bunny Pop-Up Card

My stampers have created lots of Easter cards the last couple of weeks.  This is one of my favorites.  It is a Pop-Up Corner Card with a fun fold design using the Friends & Flowers stamp set.

My customers liked this one so much I knew it was the card to share with some of our 7th-grade crafters during a Nite Owl Madness event this month.  The cards were a big hit with this age group too!

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FRONT OF CARD

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INSIDE VIEW OF CARD

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SIDE VIEW OF CARD

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Wood in a Window Hello Card

This is one of the techniques I taught my stampers this week.  I called it Wood in a Window.  The Hardwood background stamp is fabulous in so many applications.  However, sometimes, a portion of the background is perfect like I did here:

Wood in a Window-Hello Card

This technique is a masking technique.

I used a piece of copy paper larger than the top layer of the card; I then ran it through the Big Shot with a Circle framelit.  Once the background was inked (and left facing up), I put the copy paper mask on top followed by the Very Vanilla layer.  After smoothing the layer over the background, I lifted it off and let quickly dry.

I then reused the mask over the Very Vanilla layer to stamp the flowers (from the Flowering Fields Sale-A-Bration stamp set).  I colored them in with markers and added the hello phrase from the Hello Sale-A-Bration stamp set and the butterfly from the Flowering Fields stamp set.

A perfect card to send to someone who may need their spirits lifted!

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Botanicals for You

Embossing is one of those traditional go-to techniques that we sometimes forget to use, but when we do, the results are awesome.  The phrase in this stamp set is actually the main focal image.  It will be great to use for tags too!

A new color combination for me – Blackberry Bliss, So Saffron, and Mossy Meadow.  I know winter just started, but I couldn’t help myself.

 

Stampin' Up! Botanicals for You Embossed Card

Stampin’ Up! Botanicals for You Embossed Card

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Welcome, 2016!

The new year is upon us.  2015 had many happy moments, and who knows what is in store for 2016.

2016 SAB COUNTDOWN 4 DAYS

 

One thing I already know about 2016 – is that my customers are going to LOVE the new Sale-A-Bration catalog!  One of the free stamp sets you can earn when you spend $50 or more is Flowering Fields.  I love the simple coloring you can do with this stamp set and the variety of wildflowers and plants in the set.  I took the phrase “BECAUSE YOU’RE SO NICE” from the new Botanicals for You stamp set (also one of the free Sale-A-Bration stamp sets) and omitted the “BECAUSE” for this card.  My color combination is Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Basic Black, and Pear Pizzazz.  The Botanical Gardens DSP is from the new Occasions catalog.

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Flowering Fields-Nice

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Happy Easter Bunny Punch Card

I just recently hosted a Spring Stamp A Stack.  This was one of my favorite cards!  Although not officially a “punch class” card, we did use a few punches with this card.

The heart framelit set was the main face piece.  We also used the XL oval punch, the bow builder punch, the 1/2 inch punch, word window punch, Project Life markers, the wedding DSP, and the polka dot embossing folder.

Here’s “hopping” you have a great week!

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For the Birds – Thinking of You Card

Pink Pirouette, Baked Brown Sugar, and So Saffron – such a sweet and pretty combination!

The accent at the top of the image is just the modern label punch folder with a subtle button attached.

Simple coloring too!

For the Birds - Nest Baked

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For the Birds – Valentine Miss You Card

Sometimes Valentine’s aren’t close by…and sometimes you don’t have to stamp a Valentine in bright Real Red.  Here’s a perfect card for someone you miss…

For the Birds - Miss You Pool

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For the Birds – And Butterflies Too!

I love to color…a little.  The For the Birds stamp set is perfect for those of us who like to do just that!

Here is a summery card – complete with butterfly accents!

For the Birds - Butterflies

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Sunflower Pennant Punch Card

Summertime…and the punching is easy!

Here’s the epitome of a summer flower – the sunflower!  Easily made with the Pennant Punch for the petals and the 1″ circle and 7/8″ scallop circle for the inner flower plus the large oval punch (embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder) for the leaves.  Camera washed it out a bit.

Sunflower Punch Card

Bring on the sunshine!

 

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