One of my favorite websites is Paper Crafter’s Library (PCL). Now you might be wondering what that it well it’s a huge online library of video tutorials created by their experienced designers/educators, with new videos added weekly. Whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.
The a few months ago they where showing how to use the wonderful, Lots of Thanks (Stampin’ Up!) Stamp set and using what I had in my stash came up with this card:
This stamp set was found at a yard sale with no tags – so I can’t tell you who made it. Ink: Really Rust (Stampin’ Up), 1438 Gold Rush (Close to My Heart), 800 Rich Cocoa (Memento Dew Drop); Stamp: DUDE! – Kelly Purkey
I want to throw a great big thank you to the Frugal Crafter (you can find a link to her page on the right here). She did a video some months back on how to make spray mists and sponge daubers. So I set out this week asking a friend of mine to keep all of her pop bottle caps for me and then headed to the dollar store to pick up make-up sponges. Holy cow these were really easy to make and work wonders on your crafts (not to mention being way less expensive).
Here is a shot of all the daubers I made in about 15 minutes, 28 in all.
Each dauber will get a number that corresponds to the individual ink pad that will be used with it. They hold and transfer the color just like you get with the higher more expensive daubers.
Now when you tear the sponges apart you get that little ridge that you see down the middle of the above picture. It will not affect your project and will eventually fall off.
Now on for the fun part – I took a class on Stenciling. Jennifer McGuire is one of the teachers. She talked about different ways to get more out of your stencils – one of them is to turn your stencil over and continue the pattern.
I have this cute stencil from Heidi Swap, the diagonal stencil is the one that I used along with four different stamp pads from Stampin-Up (Pretty in Pink, Summer Sun, Lavender Lace and Ballet Blue), the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp (Very Special)
Here is what I made for my one of my homework assignments (the colors on the 2nd card are a little lighter because of the lighting).
Hope you learned a little something today, until next time – Happy Crafting.
Going thru some of my scrapbook/card ideas I found this idea for pattern paper that is busy. By breaking up the pattern with a bit of solid color it really does do wonders. Noticed when I was editing the photo that my spacing was a little off between the strips (hey that is what makes things homemade so unique right?).
The card is a standard 5.5×4.25 inch card, with the fold on top, all the supplies except the sentiment/embossing powder are from the Simon Says Stamp February 2014 Card kit (these kits sell out fast. Sneak peaks for up coming kits can be seen at Simon Says Stamp on the 14th of each month). The sentiment is from Stampin Up Sincere Salutation set, I love this set because it has a lot of everyday sentiments. As always thanks for stopping by and happy crafting.
Almost forgot to mention that I used my new Wink of Stella pens on the flowers for a bit of shimmer.
Hope you enjoyed this card and until next time Happy Crafting.