Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Two Feet Deep Revisited...

Today I have a couple of new cards made with the Two Feet Deep stamps! I've focused on the beautiful snowflake images and lovely quotes. I apologize for the photos, will get some better ones soon.
On these cards, I've stamped the snowflakes with Fresh Snow ink and added white embossing powder over the top, heat embossed them to create a resist. Then I used watercolor paints to color over the top of the snowflakes.

The splatter technique is one I just did here in this video. I've also added some Faux Snow to the sentiment strips.

In the backgrounds of the cards, I used the Ombre Stripes paper pad.

Still love the look of watercolor? To et the striped effect in the paint, I added the watercolor over the top of the embossed snowflakes with a paintbrush, then wiped it straight down with the paper towel.

Visit Nichole, Dawn, Betsy and Melissa from the Papertrey Ink Senior Design Team for more Two Feet Deep projects!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Make It Monday: Splattering...

I am up this morning with a Make It Monday video! Today I'll be sharing a couple of ways to get the "splattered" look on your tags and cards.
There are a couple different ways to splatter...well, I'm sure there are MANY different ways, but in the video, I'll show you two techniques, a fine splattered look and how to get the big droplets, as well as how to make these pretty tags!
Swing by Nichole Heady's blog to see the new Make It Monday video tutorial! Have a very happy Monday!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Design Team Tips: Snowflake Medallion Gift Toppers...

Hello! Today I have a little post for you on creating pretty snowflake medallions with gold centers (or any color really) to dress up your gift packages. These create SUCH beautiful tags and toppers for the holidays or even for a winter birthday!!

Step 1: 
With the Snowflake Medallion die, die cut two of these pieces from white cardstock. Add a strip of gold tape to the flat edge. Score along the score lines that were imprinted in the die cut. (The gold tape I used was from the Luxe Letterpress Make It Market kit.)
You'll have two pieces that look like the top one after they are folded.

Step 2:
Adhere the ends together of the two pieces creating one continuous piece, as shown below.

Some other items were gathered up and die cut as well. I used a Tag Sale #4 die for the tag shape, a pillow box cut from the Essential Pillow Box die, a gold doily from the Luxe Letterpress kit gold doily, a Wonderful Words: Joy die, and some twine.

Step 3:
Press down in the center of the snowflake medallion to create the snowflake and adhere the center directly to the tag. I used a hot glue gun, because it holds the best for me! The gold tape creates a gorgeous center to the snowflake medallions! I added twine to the top of the tag.

Step 4:
Assemble the pillow box.

Step 5:
Wrap the doily around the pillow box and tie with twine.
Step 6: 
Hot glue the Joy die cut onto the snowflake and attach tag to the pillow box. You are finished with a beautiful gift box and tag for the holidays or a winter birthday! I love the elegant look and all of the pretty dimension!

Joy Gift Box:
STAMPS: none
INK: none
PAPER: white and True Black
DIES: Wonderful Words: Joy, Snowflake Medallion, Tag Sale #4, Essential Pillow Box die
OTHER: twine - craft supply, gold doily and gold tape- Luxe Letterpress kit by PTI.

Hope you enjoyed this idea, have a creative day!