Posts Tagged ‘Stampin Up’
Good evening everyone. Today, I have a quick Valentine’s Day gift idea for a loved one, a metal embossed picture frame.
This frame would also make for a great wedding or anniversary gift too.
Add A Little Dazzle Metal
Unfinished Frame from Michael’s
Mars Black Windsor & Newton Acrylic Paint
Black Velvet Ribbon from Michael’s
Embossing Folders: Romance (Provocraft), Conversation (Provocraft), Manhattan Flower (Stampin Up), and Valentine Background & Borders (Sizzix)
Thank you so much for stopping by. I greatly appreciate and welcome any comments or questions you may have. Please stay tuned later this week, for I am working diligently finishing assembly of this month’s Paperie In Bloom rose bouquet which I will feature on Thursday, Valentine’s Day. Have a great evening.
Good evening everyone. I have another metal embossed card to share with you today. Today’s card focal image, cupid, was die cut using Tim Holtz’s Love Struck die by Sizzix. Cupid’s heart shaped balloon (Stampin Up heart shaped sweet treat cup) is filled with Sweethearts and M&M’s. The card’s background is embossed (Provocraft Conversations embossing folder) using 3 different color variations of Add A Little Dazzle metal sheets.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Please stop back tomorrow for another Heavy Metal Valentine Day Card idea. Have a great night.
Good morning blog friends. How are you? The weather remains bone chilling here in Minnesota. Temperatures dropped below zero Sunday and have yet to rebound. Low temperatures combined with sustained winds has created dangerous windchill’s. Today’s featured tag includes warm thoughts of Spring which I truly believe really is just around the corner. The tag’s feature dragonfly image is from Stampers Anonymous Classics #1 stamp set.
Background of manila tag was first lightly inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger.
Background of tag was then stamped with Ranger Collage Glue Stick and heat set afterwards till no longer tacky. Stamp used is Stampers Anonymous Wallpaper & Wood by Tim Holtz.
Next, I lightly applied Walnut Stain Distress Ink by Ranger to further enhance the wood grain background.
I then used Versamark Embossing ink and Ranger’s Black Superfine Detail Embossing Powder to stamp background sentiments from Stampers Anonymous Just Thoughts stamp set by Tim Holtz.
Next, I used Versamark Embossing ink and Ranger’s Black Superfine Detail Embossing Powder to stamp the dragonfly from Stampers Anonymous Classics #1 stamp set by Tim Holtz onto a scrap of Kraft card stock.
I then applied various Distress Inks by Ranger for Tim Holtz: Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain.
Next, I used a Tonic Distresser tool to distress the edges of both the tag and the dragonfly. I enhanced the distressed edges with Peeled Paint Distress Ink by Ranger.
Applied dragonfly image to tag using pop dots.
Attached Ideaology findings for interest: philosophy tag, mini pin, paper clip, file tab, and plaquette. Plaquette was colored with Adirondack Alcohol Inks: Lettuce, Ginger, and Sailboat Blue.
Lastly, used a length of Stampin’ Up seam binding ribbon colored with Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint Distress Stains by Ranger. Attached to tag along with a length of coarse jute string.
Hope you enjoyed today’s tag. Thank you for stopping by. Please stop back again as I have a special blog feature in store for February (the reason why I have been a bit quiet here in posting). Have a great day and please feel free to leave me a comment about your thoughts on today’s featured tag.
Good afternoon everyone. I am back today as promised to share a Paperie In Bloom bonus, a potted poinsettia, in honor of National Poinsettia Day. Paperie In Bloom is an ongoing monthly feature here at Scrap N Grow. Each month on or about the first, I feature a different paper bloom. Then throughout the month, I sprinkle in additional ideas and projects that highlight or showcase the chosen bloom of the month. This month’s featured bloom is the amaryllis. Click here to view. Pictured below is this month’s Paperie In Bloom bonus feature, a potted poinsettia.
Bazzill Classic Red and Green Card Stock
Aged Mahogany and Forest Moss Distress Ink by Ranger
Inkessential Ink Blending Tool
Spellbinders Poinsettia Shapeabilities Set
Stampin Up Pearls
Black Pop Dots
Butterscotch Alcohol Ink by Ranger
McGill Molding Mat and 8mm Ball Stylus Tool
18 Gauge Craft Wire and Wire Cutter
Green Floral Tape
Hot Glue Gun
Inkessentials Glossy Accents
Ideaology Hinge Clips
1. Die cut and emboss desired quantity of poinsettia bracts. I cut 9 of the largest 3 bracts and die cut 2 foliage leaves for each stem.
2. Using Inkessentials Ink Blending tool, apply ink to both sides of each die cut. I used Aged Mahogany for the bracts and Forest Green for the foliage.
3. Gently mold bracts and foliage leaves as desired using McGill 8mm Ball Stylus and McGill Molding Mat.
4. Color Stampin’ Up Pearls using Butterscotch Alcohol Ink and set aside to dry. If you have yellow or gold pearls on hand, then you can omit this step.
5. Begin to assemble each bloom. I placed a tiny black pop dot between each bract layer for added dimension.
6. Once bract layers are assembled, adhere 6 colored pearls to the center of the top bract for each bloom.
7. Cut a piece of craft wire to desired length and wrap with green floral tape.
8. For each stem, bend the top 1/4 inch over and adhere flower using a hot glue gun. Repeat for desired number of blooms.
9. Next, adhere foliage parallel to each other using Inkessentials Glossy Accents.
10. Lastly, place completed blooms into decorative container and enjoy.
PS. To clarify my usage of terms above, I thought I had better provide this useful tidbit from the University of Illinois Extension Service. The showy colored parts of Poinsettias that most people think of as the flowers are actually colored bracts (modified leaves). The yellow flowers, or cyathia, are in the center of the colorful bracts.
Below is a close up of my poinsettia.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today’s bonus Paperie In Bloom poinsettia. I have some exciting news to share with you tomorrow. Have a great day!
Good evening everyone. Today’s featured project is a decorated candle that showcases this month’s featured bloom, the aster.
I paid only one penny for this candle on clearance at Michael’s. The candle features this month’s Paperie In Bloom flower, the aster. Click here for directions to make the flower. I adhered the flower to a 2 1/2X12 embossed strip of Ten Seconds Studio metal. I used Stampin’ up’s Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder to emboss the metal strip and adhered the metal strip to the candle using double sided Scor Pal adhesive tape. A quick and perfect gift ready to give.
Thank you so much for taking time to stop by. Please stop back again soon as I am busy working on December’s Paperie In Bloom project which will debut on Monday December 3rd. Have a great day!
Good morning everyone. I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. My fiance and I spent Thanksgiving with his family and his mom served a delicious feast. Today’s featured Paperie In Bloom picture frame project is a great gift idea for any occasion.
Paperie In Bloom is an ongoing series here on Scrap N Grow. Each month, I select a bloom, this month is the aster. I typically reveal each month’s bloom on or about the first of each month. Then throughout the remainder of the month, I showcase different ideas that highlight the chosen bloom. Today’s idea, a picture frame, makes a great gift for any occasion.
Today’s featured 5X7 picture frame was purchased on sale at Michael’s. I chose this frame for its rustic wood and color. The asters were created using the Heartfelt Creations Delicate Aster Die Set. I used two different shades of purple Bazzill card stock for each flower. Each flower center is accented using a Stampin’ Up clear faceted button. I colored the faceted buttons using Butterscotch Alcohol Ink by Ranger.
I die cut three layers of flower petals and five leaves using the Delicate Asters Die Set. I used an Ranger Inkessentials Ink Applicator to highlight flower petals with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and Forest Moss Distress Ink for the leaves. Afterwards, I molded each petal layer and leaf using an 8mm McGill Ball stylus tool on an McGill molding mat to give each flower added dimension. I then assembled each flower. I used a thin set of pop dots in between each flower petal layer and fluffed each layer after I adhered flower onto frame using Inkessentials Glossy Accents adhesive. Lastly, I adhered an Stampin’ Up faceted button that was altered using Butterscotch Alcohol Ink by Ranger. Pictured below is a closeup of the faceted button.
I love the simplicity of the frame and the punch of color the Asters provide. I have a gift ready to give. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I will be back on Wednesday with one last Paperie In Bloom project idea. Have a great day!
Good evening everyone. How was your week? Mine was busy, and the weekend agenda shows no mercy. I plan to spend another weekend working on cleaning my belongings from our basement (fiance’ would like to start finishing the basement this winter). Knowing that I will be preoccupied this weekend, I spent today finishing up projects for this month’s Paperie In Bloom. Today, I am featuring two sets of wood coasters, each featuring this month’s Paperie In Bloom, the sunflower. If you are new to Scrap N Grow, Paperie In Bloom is a ongoing monthly series. Each month I feature a garden bloom. After the initial debut of the month’s bloom (typically on or about the first of each month), I continue to showcase other inspiring projects that highlight the featured bloom throughout the month. Today’s featured coasters are part of this month’s Paperie In Bloom series.
The focal image for both sets of coasters is from Stampin Up. It is a large, wood mounted sunflower. I absolutely love this stamp. In order to make today’s coasters, I purchased a box of 50 3 inch hickory wood coasters off Ebay for a reasonable $26.00. For the record, the pictures above do not seem to show the depth of color from the various shades of yellow and orange hues I used. I tried to correct the colors in both Photobucket and Photoshop, but without much success.
I tried several methods to create a set of sunflower coasters. In the end, I applied desired colors of artist acrylic paint directly to the stamp and laid the coaster onto the stamp coated with paint. The resulting stamped images are not crisp, but rather appear more abstract and rustic which I am OK with especially after several previously
failed learning attempts. The resulting images I feel coordinate well with the rustic edges of the coasters whose bark is yet intact. Afterwards, I applied a matte coat of Mod Podge to each side of each coaster as a protective finish.
I mentioned previously that I tried several methods to “stamp” an image onto the coasters. Some of the methods I tried included: Using Staz On Ink and Ranger’s Archival Ink to stamp directly onto coaster. I then tried using Distress Markers as well as Faber Castell Markers to color the image. The results were so faint and hard to decipher what the image was. I then tried to stamp the image onto card stock and then used Golden’s Gel Medium to transfer the image onto the coaster. The image transferred, but was rather muddy and hard to understand what the image was of. In addition, I tried thought to stamp with Archival Ink onto Photo paper and then to transfer the image using Golden’s Gel Medium. The image transferred, but not with great results. I also tried to stencil a sunflower and did not not like the result. I even attempted to free hand draw and paint a sunflower……OMG……the results were a complete disaster! At this point, I was about ready to throw in the towel as I had become quite frustrated. Then, I had one more fleeting idea to just apply acrylic paint onto the stamp and see what happens knowing that the image would not be crisp, but more abstract. As you know, I tried it and actually liked the result. I then quickly proceeded to complete the remaining coasters.
So tell me, have you made any coasters yourself? Have you successfully transferred images onto wood? If you have, I would love for you to share any helpful tips/tricks/sources you have. I would love to make more coasters as I have a bunch of them left. Thank you so much for stopping by. Please stop back tomorrow as I completed one other project for this month’s Paperie In Bloom. Have a great night.
Good morning everyone. How was your weekend? Mine was busy. We celebrated a family birthday, harvested the last of vegetables from the garden, and I started to clean/organize our unfinished basement (fiance’ wants to start working on it this fall). However, I did manage to squeeze in some time to complete my interpretation of Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of 2012, September tag. Each month Tim features a new tag that is chocked full of various techniques and typically offers insight into using his various products in unlikely ways. This month’s tag highlights a great technique call Riveted Patchwork. Click here to be redirected to Tim’s website that includes a step by step written tutorial. Below is my version with a few additions.
Thank you for stopping by. I have another riveted patchwork project on my work table awaiting finishing touches and will show you that later this week. Have a great day!
Good evening bloggers. How was your weekend? Today, I have a set of 5 embossed metal picture frames to share that I was recently commissioned to make for my dad and his lady friend, DeAnne.
My dad recently admired a 12×12 embossed metal picture frame that I made and gifted to my brother this past Christmas. Upon further inquiry, my brother told my father that I had made it.
On a recent visit, DeAnne and my dad inquired about having me making them a set of frames similar to the one I made for my brother to replace a piece of existing artwork in his RV (Note: My dad and Deanne live and travel full time in an RV) Of course, I accepted his offer and asked him to purchase unfinished frames that would accommodate his desired wall location and style. My dad requested to select and purchase the frames to ensure that he could secure them to the wall so they do not shift during transit. He purchased 5 unfinished frames that fit his desired wall space from Craft’s Direct.
The unfinished frames are 5×7 size. First, I applied a base coat of Mars Black Windsor Newton acrylic paint to each of the frames. Next, I embossed several sheets of Ten Seconds Studio Rock Star Black art metal with various embossing folders (listed below). Afterwards, I sanded each of the embossed sheets with a Ten Seconds Studio Burnishing Block to highlight each pattern as well as to reveal the beautiful silver core color of the metal. Next, I cut each embossed pattern into 2×2 squares and arranged them into a visual, pleasing design. I then applied Scor-Pal double sided adhesive tape to the front of the picture frame and adhered each embossed square to the frame. After all squares were adhered, I used a Ten Seconds Studio paper stump to burnish all the edges. Lastly, for my dad’s frames, I die cut out a thin 1/4″ rectangle frame for each opening as a finishing touch. I die cut each frame using my Provocraft Cricut electronic die cutting machine and the George and Basic Shapes Art cartridge. Below are close ups of each picture frame. I should also note that no two frames mosaic patterns are alike.
If you noticed that there are 6 frames pictured in the above group photo, you are correct. I had an unfinished frame on hand in my stash of alterables. So I decided to make an extra frame to have on hand using the remaining mosaic squares. Below is a picture of that frame.
Below, I listed the embossing folders I used by manufacturer .
Embossing Folders Used:
Provocraft Cuttlebug: Allegro, Argyle, Clockworks, Distressed Stripes, Divine Swirl, Dominos, Forest Branches, Goochie Script, Jamara, Houndstooth, Japanese Scales, Mandarin Screen, Mesh, Oriental Weave, Stars, Swiss Dots, Tartan, and Tiny Mosaic
Quik Kutz: Retro Squares
Sizzix: Birds & Reindeer Set, Bricked, Bubble & Honeycomb Set, Burlap, Checkerboard, Damask, Diamond Plate & Rivet Set, Dot Matrix, Harlequin & Stripes Set, Retro Circles, Steampunk, and Swirls
Stampin Up: Chevron, Fancy Fan, and Square Lattice
I have previously featured several other metal embossed projects here on Scrap N Grow. Click on word metal on the left side bar under categories to view previously featured metal projects including frames, cards, and coffee tumblers.
Hopefully I inspired you to give metal embossing a try. I would love for you to comment and tell me if you have done metal embossing and what you liked/disliked about it. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you will stop back again soon for more inspiring ideas. Have a great evening everyone.
Good afternoon everyone. How is your week going thus far? Mine has been busy but going fairly smoothly. Yesterday afternoon I had a chance to complete this week’s challenge entry for Compendium of Curiosities II Challenge hosted by the lovely Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3. Each week, Linda posts a technique challenge from Tim Holtz’s latest Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2 book. This week’s technique can be found on page 44 and is called enameled stamping. This was a new technique to me. The technique was quite fun and I absolutely love the final result. I created a tag using a few of my botanical stamps in my collection.
The sunflower focal image is from LaBlanche and the background stamp is one from my stash without a manufacturer (sorry). I followed Tim’s enameled stamping technique instructions with the exception that I used Distress Markers in lieu of Distress Ink. I then dyed some Stampin Up seam binding ribbon using Wild Honey and Mustard Seed Distress Ink and attached to tag along with a muse token.
Thank you for stopping by. Please stop back on Friday for another inspiring project idea. Have a great day!