Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Gift Set of Cards!

I recently made this gift set of cards for my sister... had to wait to show them until she received them! 

I found a Tim Holtz ephemera pack and a pad of paper that went well together and here you have my gift set!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Pink Cake

In June Altered Pages partnered with Foundations Décor.  I wanted to share a few of my projects here that I created for them!  This cute little cake would look great holding a birthday picture. 
This little wooden cake is one of the many Foundations Décor products available at Altered Pages!

Foundations Décor Wood Cake Picture Holder
Dew Drops

To start I painted all the pieces: the cake base & candle pink, the frosting trim with white gesso and the candle flame yellow. Then let dry.
Adhere pink dew drops to the cake frosting.   
Glue the flame to the candle, add a golden brown dew drop to the base of the flame.  
Glue pearl white dew drops to the base of he cake.

Once everything is dry assemble the cake.
I am loving the Foundations Décor products.
I hope to share the Sweet Heart Home soon.
Watch each day for more inspiration.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Party with a Murder of Crows

Having fun with our Altered Pages partner Lost Coast Designs. The five piece stamp set Murder of Crows is very versatile.  It could be used for cards, scrapbooking and YES, even party favors.

Murder of Crow party favors!

Did you know a group of CROWS is
referred to as a
"Murder of Crows"?

Lost Coast Designs - Murder of Crows
Acrylic Block
Cardstock to stamp on
Black Ink
Embossing Powder
Pillow Box Kit
Corrugated Cardboard
Double-sided Tape and Glue
Bazzill Edges

Lost Coast Designs five piece stamp set Murder of Crows!
The Pillow Box Kit makes into great party favors. 
The kit comes with all you need to create five pillows as pictured below.
Today we are going to deviate from the kit and use the pillow to create favors for a Halloween themed party!
Instead of the paper bands included in the kit Corrugated Cardboard was used for the base of the embellishments on the pillow.

Cute the Corrugated Cardboard to length and adhere with Double-sided Tape
Cut pieces of Bazzill Edges and adhere to the Corrugated Cardboard with glue.

Lost Coast Designs - Murder of Crows were stamped on cardstock  using an Acrylic Block with Double-Sided Tape.  Stamp with Black Ink and heat embossed with Embossing Powder Black Drag the edges of the paper on the ink pad to ink the edges!

Adhere the Crows to the pillows with Double-Sided Tape.
Glue flowers to each pillow as desired.

Hope you have been inspired to use your stamps
for projects other than cards!!!


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Gelatos and Stamping!

I love using Gelatos  as a background for stamping. I am so glad Altered Pages had the opportunity to partner with Lost Coast Design, I have had a great time stamping this month!  Today I am sharing a third technique using Gelatos the other two were direct to paper.  This time I am taking the paper to the Gelatos.
Today I am using the unmounted Grunge Tree from  Lost Coast Designs stamps. It is a background stamp, measuring 4 x 5 1/4.

and the Silhouette of Bird on Bike stamp, which is 3 inches tall. 
SuppliesLost Coast Designs Stamps -Grunge Tree and Bird on Bike
Craft Mat
Black ink
Embossing Powder
Water -spray bottle
Using random colors rub Gelatos on the craft mat.

Mist the Gelatos with water.  You may need to use the waterbrush to full color coverage on the craft mat. Don't mix the colors too much or they will muddy!

Once you are happy with the colors on the craft mat the lay the paper on it. 

Gently lift paper from craft mat, if need cover white areas by patting the paper face down on color still on the craft mat.  Do this until you have your desired results, being careful not to muddy the colors. Let dry or use heat gun to dry.

When the paper is dry you are ready to stamp.  Mount the Grunge Tree from  Lost Coast Designs stamp on an Acrylic Block with Double Sided Tape.  Gently ink the stamp on the raised areas with a dark gray ink!

Let the ink and the Gelatos totally dry before stamping the Bird on the Bike.
With black ink stamp the Bird on Bike.  Then heat emboss with embossing powder. Trim the sides and punt on card stock.  On metal foil dry emboss the word "JOURNEY" with a stamp.

I really love how the background turned out on this card. I wanted a stormy sunset.... I think I got it. What do you think?



Saturday, July 22, 2017

Home is where the heart is!!!

As promised yesterday, I said I would share the other side of HOME TWEET from Foundations Décor products. 
I have added a clothespin to this side of the house to make it a bit more functional.
Foundations Décor Sweet Heart House
Dixie Belle Paint Butter Creamy
Dixie Belle Van Dyke Glaze
Sunshine in my Soul 8x8  Paper Pad
Adhesive - Glue
Charms and Dog from old Monopoly game
Metallic Luster Wax
Clothes Pin
Image of door


I love working on both sides of my Foundations Décor products.  My project today is the backside of my HOME TWEET HOME (above) that was shared on the Altered Pages blog yesterday.  You can see how I painted the house and created it HERE on the blog!

First, all sides of the Foundations Décor Sweet Heart House were painted with Dixie Belle Paint Butter Creamy! Let it dry, then trace the house onto the Sunshine in my Soul 8x8  Paper Pad. Apply a thin layer of glue to the house, then carefully attach the paper.  Let dry!   
Before attaching the roof to the front side I traced it onto chipboard, I wanted the house to have the same roof line on the back side. I painted the chipboard and a clothespin with Dixie Belle Paint Butter Creamy after they dried I paint then with Dixie Belle Van Dyke Glaze  removing the excess to get a distressed look.

The heart was painted  with Dixie Belle Paint Butter Creamy then distressed with  Metallic Luster Wax
I found an image of a door in my photos that was perfect for the house.  If you have been to Fort Worden you may recognize it.  The image was printed on copy paper and cut out.

Adhere the door, heart, roof, charm, flower and clothes pin with glue.
Add the final touches: the little key and dog a from an old Monopoly game!

I sure hope you have enjoyed the month with us!
Look for more projects using Foundations Décor products later this summer when we will be sharing some fun Fall projects.