It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Do you remember me saying that you need to look at your products upside down, sideways, and backwards to get the most use out of them? Well today I am going to show you how to use the Tailored Punch sideways and create a dove tail. Remember to take a minute when you are creating to look at your products and see what else they can become.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today is the day that I let the backgrounds speak for themselves. Sometimes I look at a piece of Designer Series Paper and say that is too busy. Instead look at how you can cut pieces out to make accents. It might be too busy as a whole but in pieces it could be beautiful. Or simply let the background speak for itself.
Sometimes the paper is busy enough to speak for itself. So when you look at the paper make sure to look at it as a whole, in pieces, or on its own.
It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! While the Take Your Pick Tool is intended for picking up things like embellishments and little bits I am not sure it is intended for pulling things out of nooks and crannies. If you have a punched out piece that gets stuck consider using your tool. It grabs it without bending a corner.
It’s Technique Tuesday! Don’t forget that our ink works on tile, glass, fabric, and more. In this case Early Espresso was used to stamp the deer on a tumbled travertine tile that was not glazed. After it was clear-coated it was allowed to dry for about an hour.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! While I am giving you instructions for this gorgeous card…remember this…I ran out of paper. Have you ever been in the middle of a project and been short? The thoughts go swimming through your head…”I thought I counted right”…”did the dog eat something”…”who used my good card stock to collage their notebook, again”. Sometimes it’s just simply that we miscounted.
But you still have to get that project done. Those Christmas cards are still waiting to be sealed. And now you are short. Well…here’s your solution…make panels. It doesn’t take as much card stock and you can use scraps instead of whole sheets. Now, before I get to the instructions, go make yourself a cup of tea and breathe. All the cards will go out.
Now that you are sitting a little more easy, let’s do this. First the picture and then the instructions.
Cut thick very vanilla card stock to 11″X4 1/4″. Score at 5 1/2″ on the 11″ side.
Cut merry merlot card stock to 5 1/4″X4″. Glue to base with snail adhesive.
Cut mossy meadow card stock to 5″X3 3/4″. Do not glue yet so ribbon can be placed.
Cut galvanized paper to 4 3/4″ X 1″ (3 times). Run through big shot with tin embossing folder and then glue down to mossy meadow with snail adhesive.
Cut merry merlot ribbon to about 4 1/2″. Take glue dots and tack ribbon down to galvanized paper and wrap around mossy meadow mat.
Now glue the mats together with snail adhesive.
Stamp sentiment (Another Wonderful Year used here) with merry merlot ink. Punch out with everyday label punch. Adhere with dimensionals.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! Today I am letting the dies do the talking. Sometimes there is a die that needs to stand on its own. Here is the card and instructions will follow.
Cut thick whisper white card stock at 5 1/2″ on 11″ side. Score at 4 1/4″ on 8 1/2″ side.
Cut rich razzleberry at 5 1/4″ X 4″ for mat. Glue with snail adhesive.
Cut whisper white card stock at 5″ X 3 1/2″. Place detailed lace edgelit dies on either side of whisper white. Run through big shot twice to create lace edges. Glue with snail adhesive to razzleberry mat.
Cut 4 3/4″ X 1 1/4″ (width may vary depending on where you placed the dies) with petal promenade designer series paper. Glue with snail adhesive to lace white mat.
Place frosted epoxy droplets on corners.
Take scrap piece of razzleberry and multipurpose adhesive sheet and run through big shot with thank you thinlits. Peel off sticker sheet and glue in place.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! Since last night’s Live was about the sale and I didn’t create, I made something new this morning. I “quilted” a card for you. I used the Tailored Punch, Cookie Cutter Stamp Set with punch, and the Classic Label Punch. Pick any Christmas paper (here I used the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper) and get punching.
I started in the middle and worked my way out.
After covering the entire mat, I flipped it over and trimmed the excess with scissors.
After trimming the excess I was left with a mat that looks like this.
To finish the card and pull the color of the mat in, I stamped santa and the sentiment with Night of Navy ink. Santa is popped up by dimensionals. Everything else is glued by snail adhesive. Don’t forget the metallic pearls to finish it off.
It’s Tutorial Thursday! Happy Thanksgiving! Today’s technique requires a bunch of water and drying time. It comes out different every time. You will need aqua painters, some ink, dies, and a stamp for this.
To create this card please watch the Bokeh Video (https://youtu.be/cITPRFyiqRw).