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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Keepsake Ornament

I had fun creating today with some Globecraft Piccolo products, and made a Keepsake Ornament.
 This bubble domed oval was a dickens to photograph!  This is my parents this past year celebrating their 59th wedding Anniversary.  The picture is wallet sized and the frame is called the Mini Bubble Frame Kit.
I laid this on an angle and got out of any light source and you can really see the sparkle here.

I had never heard of the Globecraft Piccolo line before SweetStamps purchased the company.  The Enamel EP is to die for- it has a beautiful shimmer to it.

Tutorial on how this ornament was created.
The kit has 3 pieces. I printed a picture of my parents and cut it down just a tiny bit smaller than the oval 'rim' frame. I measured where the center is, and punched 2 small holes for the cording under where the small rimmed frame will sit.

Pick your colors. Add the Enamel EP Adhesive to the chipboard. Add the embossing powder.  I do this step in coffee filters (from the dollar store).  If you have a heat gun that blows air and heat, start from the underside so all of the sparkle and EP does not get blown away. (I have one that just blows heat and one that blows both heat and air).  I used 2 layers of EP on the rim, as there were a few areas I wanted more coverage on.
***Tip- if you add another layer of EP, make sure you let the 1st layer cool down, otherwise the tip of the adhesive will get EP on it.....don't ask me how I know this : ) ****

 While I am embossing, I cut a spare piece of chipboard I saved from used Piccolo elements, and make a sample for the top of my jar- I am very visual........
 I also add new colors to a GP chart I found on the website- you can find the link HERE- Thanks for sharing this Tracy!
 I just want to add sparkle around the rim of the back piece, as the picture will cover up most of the back oval.  I lightly draw a line with a pencil.  Apply adhesive and don't forget the edges.

 Just the edge of the front is embossed.
The entire back is embossed- this Gold EP is spectacular  in person

Next, I glued the bubble to the oval rim with Crystal effects. If you run a used dryer sheet over the inside of the bubble, less glitter from the EP will adhere to it.

While that is drying, I made and added the bow with a glue dot.  I used ~ 14" of the gold thread for the bow and back hanger.  You could make thread longer if you wanted it to be the hanger for the tree- or where ever you are going to hang it. Make the bow starting with the center of the thread.  Put the tails through the two holes you punched.

Next, glue down the oval rim & bubble to the backing - I also used Crystal effects for this step.

Hmmm, it needs a little something more, so I added stars from the A144 Flowers, Stars, Hearts and Flourishes.

These are the products I used from the SweetStamps.com Store:
Enamel EP Adhesive HERE
24K Gold Enamel EP HERE
Aged White Enamel EP HERE
Piccolo Elements Flowers, Stars, Hearts and Flourishes HERE
Mini Bubble Frame Kit HERE  and you can find a picture for this in the Globecraft Piccolo store HERE

 Challenges:
QKR Stampede- Anything but a card
CRAFT- Christmas presents (this one of for my parents)
Crafty Creations- Embossing
Frilly and Funkie- A gift from the Heart

Thanks for stopping by today!
Shelly

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sweet Savings

 There is a Sweet Sale going on at Sweet Stamps:

 Sale ends on Dec 1st-and, the quantities are limited to while supplies last- so go check them out!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

I could not resist using the new Fall Owls stamps again-especially today on Thanksgiving.

 The images are all colored with Copic markers. The DP is from a paper stack with no cover on it....
I added a button with a bow and some sequins for accents. The eyes look like this when stamped- I love the look!

Here are the products from the Sweetstamps store I used on the card:
Fall Owls Clear Set
Tuxedo Black Memento pad
Copic Sketch Markers
Scrollwork Embossing folder
Papaya Ink Spot

I have a couple of chalenges for this card:
Sketch- Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Crafty Creations- embossing
Cards in Envy- Thanksgiving

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!
Shelly

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Oriental- Pink + Black

 I joined in a Mingle at the Yahoo Group- Oriental Stamp Art to make a Pink + Black card. Right up my Alley.....  I love pink.
 I used DP by Prima and a die cut from the Oriental Crane die in Black- the die is by Tattered Lace. The Kanji is from a MFP background stamp. The sponged center square is covered with Versamark and clear embossed.


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sweet Stamps- Thanks

The challenge at Sweet Stamps for this week is Thanks.
 I am in the Thanksgiving mind-set already.  I do not have to cook or clean, but am thinking about what I am making to bring to the celebration.
 I inked up the Avery Cornucopia image with Memento Tuxedo ink on Georgia Pacific cardstock.  The image was colored with Copic Markers.  I decided to 'ground' my image and started using my E00 marker below the image, then decided to add dots of different browns. The top of the card has a subtle blue sky- I punched out a scalloped oval and sponged on a pale blue ink on one edge of it. I added a sentiment from the Fall Owls set and added a border by Cheery Lynn.

Here are the items from the store I used:
Avery Cornucopia
Fall Owls-sentiment
Tuxedo Black Memento ink
Coordinations Papers- Sandy Tans (Quicksand and Sandstone) and Coffee Cafe (French Roast)
Cherry Lynn Tiffany border die
Copic Sketch markers

Our winners are chosen by Random.org- and if you use a Sweet Stamps image, your entry will count x's 2!

Sweet Stamps has a Pintrest board HERE

Sweet Stamps has a Facebook group HERE

Challenges always inspire me : )
Addicted to Stamps and More- Make your Mark-coloring
Freshly Brewed- Give Thanks
Simon Says Stamp- Thanksgiving
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Thank-ful
Die Cutting Diva's- Thanksgiving
{Pin}spirational- Inspirational Picture
2 Cute Ink- color challenge
Cards in Envy- Thanksgiving

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly