Posted on April 16, 2017 by creativeunblock
I love making backgrounds so I’m thrilled with any new colorants, techniques, etc.
Check out this new, fun and easy Tea Stain Dye from Faber-Castell® — it’s as easy as making a cup of tea!
I love this sample, seen at the big craft show in January:
My first experiments were not at all as pretty as the ones above! I basically made background paper (which I have not photographed yet; I’m not that happy with it but let’s see what happens when I play!) But I do love how easy it is to use this dye. So there will be more to come!
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Posted on April 10, 2017 by creativeunblock
Would you believe I never made a shaker card? I don’t know what took me so long! But with this Birthday Wishes die from Simon Says Stamp, and some Distress Oxide inks from Ranger, it was a perfect storm.
I LOVE these Distress Oxide inks. I love the colors, I love the way they blend, I love the way they react with water, I love everything about them. I used Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, and Broken China. After blending them on my card stock, I spritzed a bit with water and dabbed off the water with a paper towel, leaving those cool spots. There just wasn’t enough sparkle, so I added some Ranger Perfect Pearls.
I added some foam tape to the die cut and sprinkled some small sequins (I think they are from Sulyn). I was tempted to add more sparkle, but decided to keep it simple.
Here is a more detailed shot:
This was a very good play day!
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Posted on April 7, 2017 by creativeunblock
It’s Friday … and I have a few Fabulous Finds to share.
First, check out these fabulous pop-ups from Stampendous! And don’t even get me started on the Laurel Burch designs! Oh, those cats! I’ve always loved her colorful images and have some of her old, old stamps. So imagine my glee at discovering that Stampendous! is now carrying her brand. Check out the fab collection of designs here.
And speaking of pop-ups, Fran Seiford at Stampendous! has made pop ups easy by creating a full set of pop up dies. Check them out here. I haven’t done a lot of pop-ups, but these dies make it so easy I’m going to make some this weekend.
Oooh la la! Gotta love the artsy stamps from Carabelle, a French company that is working its way into U.S. distribution:
Aren’t those designs gorgeous?
I also love the variety in their line. Here are a few more:
Find out more here. To find out where they are sold, Google Carabelle Stamps.
Have a great weekend!
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