September 24, 2012

Tip #14: Coloring Images with Craft Chalks


Chalks are an easy medium to color stamped images!
You can either:
A. Rub the colors on the cardstock with your fingers or...
B. If you don't want to get messy, use a cotton swab to dab the colors.
1. Stamps:
LS-B40 Maple Leaf Small
LS-B41 Maple Leaf

2. Ink Pads:
Dye Inks in Orange and Red 

3. Others:
Hole Punch
Chalk (Hampton Art)
Spray Sealant (optional - if you want to preserve the colors)

September 17, 2012

Technique #14: Stamping on Dryer Sheets


Used dryer sheets can be used as card backgrounds or projects' embellishments!

As a background, as seen in the Card of the Month:
1. Tear it to the desired size.
2. Stamp on it several times.
3. Turn it around and rub a dye ink pad (purple) for some color. Let dry. And use it on your card or other projects.

And as embellishments...this is how the flowers from the previous post were made:

1. Rub dye ink pads on the dryer sheets.
 2. Stamp on it (clear stamp from Fancy Pants Designs Bella Brush). Let dry.
 3. Run the sheets (I stacked  8 sheets here...) through a die cut machine (Cuttlebug, using die cut from Sizzix - Flowers#2). Or just cut it by hand, with the help of templates. 
 4. Assemble your flower embellishment (some of the petals from this flower were not stamped).
 5. Add a brad to the center (you don't even need a hole punch...just poke it through the dryer sheets).
6. Use them in your projects!
(background stamp from Fancy Pants Designs Bella Brush)

Other ways to dye the dryer sheets:
  • Dilute dye ink in a container with water and dip the sheets in
  • Spray ready-made ink sprays directly on the sheets
  • Drop dye inks on the sheets and spray with water
  • Use acrylic paints

September 10, 2012

Project #14: Dryer Sheet Flowers


Make these flower embellishments from used dryer sheets and use them on your projects!
1. Stamps:
Script clear stamp (Fancy Pants Designs Bella Brush)

2. Ink Pads
Memento Tuxedo Black
Dye Ink in colors of your choice

3. Others:
used Dryer Sheets
Die-Cut and a die-cut Machine (optional) - you can also hand cut!

Tutorial coming soon!

September 03, 2012

Card of the Month: Fall Flowers Thanks Card


Happy Labor Day!!!

1. Stamps:
LS-B37-Bold Leaves
also available in a set (Leaves & Branches Set)

2. Ink Pads:
Dye Ink Pads in Purple, Orange and Red

3. Others:
Kraft Cardstock
used Dryer Sheet 
Foam Tape
Border Punch (EK Success)
Glitter Glue (optional-for flower centers and sentiment border)