It’s Technique Tuesday! Last week we talked about embossing by spritzing a piece of card stock and then adding embossing powder. This week we are talking about creating a splatter background without the water or embossing.
Take a Stampin’ Write Marker (not the Blends) and make a flicking motion with the cap against the tip. That motion will release ink to create a splattered background.
It’s Management Monday! Here’s what’s happening this week.
I just got back yesterday from OnStage! If you would like to see the swaps in person, work on some cards, pick up an order, or simply say hello then stop by for Open Time!
Online Extravaganza hits this Wednesday through Friday! Watch your email as I will be sending out the flyer with all the details tomorrow morning.
Since there were no orders this weekend I will be keeping the current host code through Friday evening for the sale! If you would like to order online please use host code EFKBYR3U by Friday at 9 pm. (Please note that the time is different than normal.) If you prefer to order in person please contact me.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day we create a snowy background with water. No ink, just water.
So first you will need your card stock. If you are following the sample you will need a thick white card base, night of navy mat, and whisper white card stock for the snowman. Take your night of navy mat and spritz with water. Sprinkle white embossing powder on the card stock and heat. Stamp your snowman and punch out. For further details please watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evm5S8n5Kd8.
It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Have you ever heard of using water to make something stick? Usually it is to wash your hands or clean something.
For today we are using the spritzer bottle to go just beyond damp on a piece of card stock. You do not want the water to drip. You want it heavily damp. Then sprinkle on embossing powder and heat. You will create a great splashed background.
It’s Technique Tuesday! Sometimes all a project needs is a bit of bling or a little embellishment. Keeping it simple is great with just the right amount of flair. In this case the embellishments in the corners were added to offset the foil and the simple nature of this card.
It’s Sale Saturday! We, as demonstrators, have been doing a good job of showing you the crafters what is cool to have. So, the Purple Posy Ink Pad, Copper Delicata Pad, and the Moose Punch are no longer in stock. With that I will leave you the host code and not much more since I have swaps to get done for OnStage.
If you would like to order online please use host code 7UW2MACE to help Jodi. This code will be good until Monday evening at 7:30. If you prefer to order in person please contact me.
It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Did you know a clear block can be used for more than stamps? When using the felt accessories you might have trouble getting them to stick. Instead of using glue dots or tear and tape try the multipurpose glue. Place a little on the felt and stick to the base. Then place a clear block over the accessory. There is just enough weight in the block to get the felt to adhere properly.
It’s Technique Tuesday! Today’s technique is more of a tip.
Soon it will be time to dash out the door and head off to Grandma’s for that infamous turkey dinner. What will you bring? Grab an acetate box and tape it shut on the bottom. Then grab a clear bag. Fill the bag with some of your favorite small candies. (Make sure to leave enough to have a few yourself.) Then place inside the box. Decorate the box with a cute turkey, feathers, something festive. Now, hurry, you might already be late. Safe travels to you.
It’s Sale Saturday! All right…it’s not a sale but it is an awesome announcement! The new Paper Trimmer is here! It is $25 and it cuts like butter. No raggedy edges and no cutting track to lose.
If you would like to order one (or two or three) then please use host code EXFPHMFD. This code will be available until Monday night at 7:30. If you prefer to order in person then stop by the Senior Center in 29 Palms today or tomorrow.
If you can’t make it on Saturday or Sunday then I am open on Monday.