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3D Poinsettia

Hey everyone! I’m super excited today because I have this amazing 3D Poinsettia to share with you today. This project is also for the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Design Team so the full project is on their blog with step-by-step photos and instructions.

I was inspired to make this project because of this stunning Crepe Paper Poinsettia by my friend, Amanda Coleman.  

Crepe Paper Poinsettia DIY tutorial

And since she’s the amazing person she is, she allowed me to use the pattern for her leaves to make my OWN leaves for my felt 3D Poinsettia. It sure made my process so much easier. Even though it still took a long time! This is one of those project you need to be fully committed to. (I burned my fingers AND lost a fingernail!!)

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Of course, this is kind of a sneak peek of the project. For the full reveal you’ll want to head over to the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® BLOG and see how the 3D Poinsettia all came to be. ;)

And be sure to go to Amanda’s blog and drool over her creations, too. She is CRAZY talented. 

Supplies are listed on the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Blog. Other items used are listed below:

Merry & Bright Die – Essentials by Ellen
Cozy Christmas 6 x 6 paper pad
May Arts String by the Spool, Natural Burlap
Hero Arts Mixed Accents, Earth
Also used, cheesecloth (from the grocery store :) )

 

Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Hop

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Hello, and welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!

And, yippeeeee!!! I also get to give this brand spankin’ new stamp set, called Thankful by Julie Ebersole to a super lucky someone! Please leave a comment to enter my giveaway!

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There is also a Grand Giveaway in The CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by August 11th, 2015; winners will be announced by the weekend! ** please see disclaimer at the bottom of the post. **

Here’s a look at TWO of the cards that I created for this super special hop. This first card uses the Thankful stamp set (and matching dies – sold separately)

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For this card I stamped the images using Archival Ink and water-colored the images prior to die-cutting them. I love using different shades of watercolor pencils to create depth and shadows. I use my fingers, a rag, or paper towel to blend or pick up color.

To give the pumpkin and gourds extra dimension I applied different layers of foam squares behind them. The square panel was created by die-cutting first, then using a stencil and Gold Texture Luxe™ with a palette knife.

The sentiment is stamped with an embossing ink and then heat set with a gold embossing powder for extra shine.

For my next card I use the beautiful new set Mistletoe & Holly (and again the matching die set).

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I stamped the background first using an embossing ink and heat set with a white embossing powder. Then I created the rest of the background using a variety of metallic Gelatos®. To create depth I, again, used the watercolor pencils. Using the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens around the Poinsettia’s while the paper is damp will also give it depth and dimension.

Adding teensy amounts of liquid glue to the centers of the poinsettias allowed me to add some beautiful Cranberry Glitter Ritz Glitter. It’s soooo pretty!

I love to add stamping to heavy-weight vellum, so this is where I decided to add my sentiment. It also allows for some of the background to show through. Using a platinum embossing powder as opposed to silver is a nice change.

Stamping an additional poinsettia and some leaves (and die-cutting them) to use as an embellishment along with some sequins finishes off this card.

I hope you like both of my cards! I had so much fun creating them.

Your next stop on this AWESOME hop is the amazingly talented Sandy Allnock!

Here is the full list of hoppers today in case you get lost along the way or want to refer back to someone’s post:

** Giveaway disclaimer: Please ensure you leave your email along with your comments or you have the “no reply” option disabled. You have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. **

COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED!!

Mixed Media Christmas Card

Happy weekend! I hope everyone has had a wonderful week. It’s been very busy around here  and TONS of rain. But I have a new Mixed Media Christmas card to share that I made for the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog today.

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This card was an absolute BLAST to make! And in the truest spirit of Mixed Media, too. :) So many kinds of papers, mediums, and textures. And so perfect for Christmas or any Winter holiday.

I have the full step-by-step tutorial on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog and a complete product list, as well. So if a Mixed Media Christmas Card is your cuppa tea (or java) then please hop on over to see how this was made! :)

Enjoy your weekend and have a fantastic day!

Watercolor Card

Hi again! I have a brand new post over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today. This one is special to me because it’s a watercolor card.

Now, that may not seem like a big deal to any of you, but I was trying to recreate an Aurora Borealis in watercolor and then use my adhesives as embellishments. I had a LOT of fun working on the Aurora. Looking at different photos and trying to get the colors blending and working just so. Then I wanted to use some of the many products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® as embellishments, not just as adhesives. So, that was fun, too.

Using watercolors to create an actual scene was kind of new to me. I usually use them in a more abstract way, or to color in a stamp. I hope you all like what I did with this:

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I’d love for you to see the close-ups and alternate views of this watercolor card over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog. Please, go check it out and let me know what you think! Your comments always make my day. ♥

We’re expecting a MASSIVE storm here today, so I may be offline. But I appreciate each and every one of you.

Blog Hop with DCWV

Yep! I’m back again! :) Today I have a post over on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog where we are doing a Blog Hop with DCWV this week.

 

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Here’s how to enter: stop by the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® each day this week and leave a comment. One random winner will be announced on December 15th and win our $50 prize pack and a prize from DCWV!  The blog hop will close on December 12th at 11PM. Good luck!

I have a really special project on the blog today as I’ve created packaging with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and DCWV products. Not just ANY packaging, but WINE packaging. ;) Now, if you’re not a wine drinker or don’t drink alcohol at all, that’s okay, too. You can use this packaging for sparkling cider or maybe a special bottle of olive oil if your recipient is a chef (or chef wanna be).

Here’s a small peek of what’s on the blog!

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Don’t forget to head over to the blog to comment so that you can be entered to win.

If you have ANY questions at all about how I made this that aren’t covered in the tutorial, please feel free to e-mail me. I’m more than happy to answer any and all questions.

Have an amazing week! I hope you enjoy this project. :)

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