Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Piccolo Haunted House and Graveyard

Here is a fun dimensional card I made using Piccolo Haunted House Accents and Haunted Graveyard Accents.  These are such fun sets for those crafters who love Halloween as I do!  This card will fold flat and measures 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  I used three different embossing enamels on this project:

House and Fencing - Vintage Black
Tombstones - Aged White (added a touch of Black Soot Distress ink)
Grass - Mossy Glen

For the Gnarly Tree, I used a combination of Burnt Umber and Mars Black 3D Enamel Gels.  I also used the Mars Black to create the steps leading up the hill.

For this pic you can see all the parts that create the scene.  You just make long rectangles any size you need, adhere them to the back and bottom of the card stock and they will fold forward when you close the card.  You just have to make sure your items are not too tall when closed.

I added a bit of yellow card stock behind the House to simulate candlelight.  And for the great background, I used the newly released Art Stencil Going Batty from Sweet Stamps.  I used painter's tape to mask off the bats I did not need and then applied Black Soot Distress ink.  I added a bit of distressing around the edges as well.  The Happy Halloween is from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I hope you enjoy my card,  I had great fun creating it.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Punches, Dies and Stamps Oh, My!

Today I have added punches to my "for sale tab" at the top of this blog post.  Some great deals, check them out. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Stampin Up Stamp sets for sale

I have added some Stampin Up stamp sets to my "for sale tab" at the top of this blog post.  Some great deals, check them out. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Piccolo Vintage Black Enamel

My Piccolo project for today features Vintage Black enamel.  I love the beautiful mix of black, silver and gold in this enamel.  It is such a rich color.  Please ignore the plum tones to the above picture, it was taken inside under lamplight and I am unable to adjust the color.  In real life this is warm gray/taupe color.  I used the gorgeous French Oval Piccolo as a backdrop, adding a Vintage Dress Form Piccolo.

This picture is more the true color.  I added an insert to my French Oval Frame on which I stamped Sweet Stamps French Writing with Black Soot Distress ink, then shaded the oval.  On my card base, I stamped a Flourish and again added ink around the edges.   The lovely lady, Sasha, is a new release Glam Girl from Sweet Stamps.   I thought she was perfect for this card.  Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Huge craft supplies sale

Just below the banner on my blog, you will see a tab that says Craft Items for Sale.  I am going through my craft room and listing all those items I no longer or never used.  Some great bargains, everything is more than 50% off.  I will be adding to this page, hopefully daily, over the next few months until I run out of things to sell, lol.  Don't worry, I am not giving up crafting, just trying to make space in my craft room so I might actually be able to work there rather than using my dining room table. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Piccolo Dragonfly Thank You

My Globecraft Piccolo card today showcases the new Piccolo Dragonfly Accents as well as one of the new Fancy Labels.   I heat embossed my large Dragonfly's wings with Turquoise Lagoon enamel then added a light layer of Mermaid Tears enamel for some opalescence.  For the body, I used Deep Blue Sky enamel then added a good layer of Instant UV Resin for a glass-like finish.   For the smaller Dragonfly, I heat embossed just with Mermaid Tears.  I used Aged White enamel on the ATC Bubble Background

For my label, I began with Deep Blue Sky enamel and then gave it a coat of Mermaid Tears.  It is a wonderful shimmery dusky blue.  These enamels combine so beautifully.  The last step was the Thank You from Sweet Stamps.  Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Piccolo Fun in the Sun

One of the new releases from Globecraft Piccolo this month is the At the Beach Accents.  You get a lot of pieces in this set and can create lots of fun in the summer projects.  I used the palm tree island as the main focus on my card.  Using a paint brush, I painted Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid on just the island portion and heat embossed it using Brownstone Enamel.  Love the flecks of white and dark brown in this powder; I thought it made a good beach.  Painting just the palm fronds, I heat embossed them with Mossy Glen Enamel.  For the tree trunks, I added Burnt Umber 3D Enamel Gel.

To create my little scene, I used my Sweet Stamps Tropical Getaway clear stamp set.  First I created a horizon line with a mask and then  using my Copic makers, B00 and B01, I added the water.  Next I stamped the sun in the sky and colored with my Copic Y15.  I glued my island down on the card stock and then stamped the fronds in the foreground, coloring them with Copic G24.  

I stamped a few birds in the sky and then using Cheery Lynn Designs Tags 2, I created the little Fun in the Sun tag.  My last step was to add a drop of Turquoise 3D Gel Enamel to the tag.  Finished size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Cheery Lynn Designs For You


The challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is Fun with Letters so I have created a fun hot air balloon themed card.  I began with a card base 5 x 7 inches to which I added a Hot Air Balloon and Clouds embossed panel. I die cut the two largest of my Horizon Fishtail Banners, airbrushing some color before I removed the paper from the dies.  I sandwiched the medium sized Horizon Oval Boutique Stacker Frame between the banners and then centered them onto the card.  I also added a bit of color to the oval before removing it from the frame.  I was using Copic marker B66.

I die cut one of the Hot Air Balloons along with it's Angel Wing, airbrushing some color onto the wing.  The last step was my words, For and You.  Before cutting my words, I added a piece from my Double-sided Adhesive Sheets to the back of the paper, then die cut through both of them.  This put adhesive on the back of my words and made it really easy to adhere them.  

Be sure to check out this week's Fun with Letters challenge for a chance to win a $20 store credit at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Piccolo Instant UV Resin Watch Necklace

When I cleaned out my Mom's house after her passing I found a drawer full of broken wrist watches, I don't think she ever threw one away.  So I decided to preserve one of them in a necklace with my Piccolo Instant UV Resin.  I began with a Rectangle Acrylic Charm; gluing some cool watch collage paper on the back.  I disassembled the watch and glued some pieces onto my acrylic.  You can see gears in the upper left as well as the lower left corners.  The face is in the upper right and the actual spring from the watch is in the center.  Once I got them placed I began to add my UV Resin.  You want to build this up slowly, curing it either in sunshine for 3 minutes or under a UV lamp for 3 minutes.  Do this between layers to avoid any pockets that won't cure.  

You can see in the photo above the wonderful depth you get from the resin and yet overall it is only about 1/4 of an inch high.  I added a nice Bail and a Silk Cord Necklace and then sponged Walnut Brown 3D Stamp Paint on the back and edges for a finished look.  What a fabulous way to preserve a family treasure.  It has an amazing glass like finish.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Globecraft Piccolo at Heirloom Pro Show, Novi, Mi

Globecraft Piccolo will be at the Heirloom Pro Stamp Show this weekend, Aug 2nd and 3rd with our parent company, Sweet Stamps in Novi, Michigan.  Stop by our booth and join the fun with this great make and take featuring a few new Piccolo's, embossing powder, Instant UV resin and a wonderful background technique.  Hope to see you there!