Friday, November 16, 2018

glittery snowflake tags

I'm thrilled to be joining my Ellen Hutson team today for Tracey's amazing 25 Days of Christmas Tags! This is such a cool event and its so inspiring to see everyone's tags!!! Can you believe this is the 8th year?!
Before I send you off to see the rest of the tags, I want to share my glittery snowflake tags with you. I've made a quick process video...




A few notes...
  • Glimmer Paste is water-based and pretty easy to clean up but much easier to clean up while wet so don't wait! LOL!
  • You can heat set the Glimmer Paste with a heat gun but it can be a little smelly so work in a well-ventilated area.
  • Get crazy with your snowflake colors! Why not have a bright green snowflake?! And if you don't have Copic markers, try colored or inked cardstock.



Now head on over to Tracey's blog for more tags!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Carly

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

faux watercolor stamping technique

I am over on The Stamp Market blog talking about one of my favorite stamping techniques, faux watercolor! Come on over and say hi!

Hugs!
Carly

Thursday, November 8, 2018

3 ways to use pattern dies

I'm over on the Ellen Hutson blog today with a super quick video on 3 ways I'm using the new Essentials by Ellen pattern dies and having a blast doing it!
Come on over!

Hugs!
Carly

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

mittens card with new essentials by ellen

The new Pop Up Mittens die set from Essentials by Ellen is full of such adorable winter shapes! I have to admit that I haven't even used the pop-up mechanism yet because I have been having so much fun playing with the snowflakes & mittens!
For this card, I die cut the mittens from felt and made layered snowflake embellishments by adhering 3 snowflake die cuts together & coating with Glossy Accents.
I added little hearts to the mittens because...
  • I have a pair of mittens that look just like that.
  • I'm addicted to Nuvo Glimmer Paste and I needed to add glitter somewhere, haha!
Thanks for stopping by! Hugs!
Carly

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Monday, November 5, 2018

stamping with large background stamps

The Stamp Market has some gorgeous background stamp designs but if you are like me, sometimes stamping with large background stamps can be a little tricky. Here are the tips I've found for making stamping with large background stamps a breeze!
  1. Clean the stamp first. This is probably always a good idea but I find it is really more important with large designs. I think it helps "prime" the stamp.
  2. Use a stamp positioner tool like the MISTI. I'm a bit of a "bad" stamper so I actually find the MISTI tool a full-time necessity but using it with the large stamps will let you add more ink to any spots you might miss with the first impression.
  3. Use a larger piece of cardstock. I like to use a piece of cardstock that fills my MISTI so it won't shift if I need to repeat stamp. Using a smaller piece of cardstock doesn't work as well because it is hard to anchor when the stamp needs to cover the whole surface. Does that make sense, LOL! (Also I only have the full-size MISTI to work with.) 
Now let's talk about how stunning this new Jumbo Plaid Background! This stamp is part of the November release from The Stamp Market and it is going to be getting a lot of use in my craft room! These cards were so fun & easy to put together!
I layered 3 die cut words and added a coat of Glossy Accents to create an embellishment.
I did a little masking to combine the die cut words with the stamped sentiments from the fantastic Beyond Grateful set.
And I used Copic markers to color white rhinestones to match perfectly!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Carly

Sunday, November 4, 2018

new essentials by ellen november release

Happy Sunday and happy release day at the Ellen Hutson shop! This snowy new release by my talented friend Julie Ebersole, is so darn fun!
I have been having so much fun playing with these stamps and dies that I didn't know what to share today! I settled on a simple but glittery shaker because I'm guessing you have a lot of blogs to peek at today...the EH team is really making some amazing stuff!

A few quick notes about my card...

  • I'm obsessed with Nuvo Glimmer Paste at the moment so I made my own glitter paper by inking cardstock with Tide Pool ink and then applying Moonstone Glimmer Paste over the top.
  • I created the snowflake embellishment by adhering 3 white cardstock snowflakes together and coating the top with Glossy Accents.
  • I used a stripe of glassine down the middle of the card front to "ground" the snowflake.


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have fun checking out the release!
Carly

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