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Showing posts with label Project - Tags. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas tag using Pink Persommon stamps

Hello paper crafters. 
"Merry Christmas Tree" by Pink Persimmon.  I simply stamped and embossed the image, then adhered velvet and lace along the bottom edge.  The image is so beautiful, you don't need much more!

So how are your holidays plans coming alone??  Do you have all your gifts wrapped??? I'm just wondering if any of you have any special Christmas recipes to share??   I need to get my grocery list together and get that part of my shopping done tomorrow.   I think I'm going to try and go at 6-7am, and avoid crowds. We don't eat a lot of sweets, so I really don't have that much cooking to do.   Does your family have a particular recipe that you cook up every year for Christmas??  I would love to hear about them if you do.

big holiday hugs to you all!

You can view more of my Christmas themed projects HERE.
You can view more of my Pink Persimmon projects HERE.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Good Morning!  Today I have some Shabby Chic inspiration for you using some of my favorite things, glitter, lace and doily's.  By the way ...  I have to mention my new doily die ...  it is AMAZING!  And now I can cut doily's any color I want!  I have't had time to use it yet.  It's by Cheery Lynn and you can check it out HERE.    Ordered mine from Frantic Stamper.  Their store is not easy to navigate, but she has sooooo much stuff.  I was having a problem finding somewhere that carried ink pad refills, copic refills, stamp storage sheets all at the same store.  So when I need basics like that it's easier to order from one place and I usually throw in a couple of extra's, like this die as well.  There is no online ordering.  I email mine, but calling is an option as well.  You can give them your payment info over the phone or have them send you the bill via paypal.

Ok, back to the projects.  This is a matching set (obviously).  But the one above is a tag with one of those glassine bags glued to the front.  And there is another little tag that pulls out of it.  I think is perfect for a gift card holder.  I really love the Vintage Postcard using on the card.  Even though it has christmas themed script on it, you can easily use it for other themes as well!

Sorry I didn't have time to share step by step instructions this time.  But here is a supply list and I think it's self explanatory on how I assembled it.

Have a blessed day!
hugs, Melisa


Layers of Color "Sentimental Banners", "Royal Birds",  and "Vintage Roses"  art stamp sets and Vintage Postcard cling art stamp
Spellbinders : "Ribbon Banners"
Ribbon : Hobby Lobby
Glitter : Martha Stewart
Border Punch : Fiskars

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Layers of Color NEW RELEASE Blog Hop!

Welcome to a very special Layers of Color New Release Blog Hop!
Today is so exciting because we are introducing
Layers of Color Designer Collection
showcasing Nina Brackett's new signature stamp line,
Nina B Designs!  If you have arrived from Linda's blog ...  then you are in the right place.  If not, then you will want to start on the Layers of Color blog to read all the details on how to win prizes!! 
I have been having so much fun designing with these images.  Most of these sets are bigger (6x8") than the usual Layers of Color sets.   My first card uses images from the set "Beautiful Lace".  The tag below was created using images from the "Dotted Dahlia".

Layers of Color is also introducing some fun new embellishments you can use on your projects ...

LOC has also set up an easier way to view projects for specific stamp sets.  You will find lots of inspiration for all of your LOC clear stamps in the clear stamp art galleries!

And have you heard??  Laura and Nina have also designed some new dies with Spellbinders!
Introducing Dress Forms!  Get more info at THIS POST!

and Nested Tea Cups!  Get more info about this set on THIS POST!

Aren't these fun??  You will be seeing more inspiration using these dies in the upcoming months from each of the Layers of Color DT members.  These dies are only available through Crafter’s Home participating stores at this time.  They will be available in other stores, including Layers of Color after CHA.

To celebrate the new release of the Spellbinders dies, Layers of Color is sponsoring another blog hop on Nov 21st.  I hope you will join us for FREE templates and lots of inspiration!

thanks for joining us!

Your next stop in the blog hop is the wonderfully talented



Project Details
Card - I started by stamping the doily images on white cardstock and embossing.  Then I rubbed on pink distress ink (ranger) with one of the Tim Holtz applicators.  I guess I thought if I did it like this, there would be some variation in the shading, but in the end, it came out all the same shade.  So save yourself some time and just stamp and emboss on pink cardstock, teehee!  I stamped the dress form once on the white cardstock panel and then again on polka dot paper.  Then paper pieced as shown.  I colored the pink area's on the dress with Copics.

Tag / Bookmark -  You know I like it when I have time to get messy!  And it had been a while since I had created a mixed media type background.   So this tag was so much fun for me.  I started with a manilla tag from a local office supply store and covered it with white cardstock.  Then I layered on some old music paper.  My intent was for it to show more, but I messed it up when I kept adding color.   I started with an Aquamarine Glaze by Golden.  You can also use aqua acrylic paint, watered down.  With a glaze the goal is to add color but still be able to see what's underneath (music paper in this case).  Then I sprayed with a blue Glimmer Mist.  Then I thought a tiny spritz of brown would add some dimension, yuck!  Didn't turn out so great.  I should have stopped with blue.  So to lighten it a little I lightly rubbed on some white.  You can see that most near the middle of the tag, coming from behind the flowers.  When I'm trying to add just a little color in a random fashion, I use a fan brush and lightly apply the paint.  Next came yellow.  I put a polka dot stencil over the left upper corner and pounced on some yellow paint, with a really cool tool ... my finger, teehee.  Then I used my finger to add more yellow paint around the edges.   And finally I adhered my Copic colored images and doodled around the edges. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Reindeer Waltz Christmas Projects

Good Morning!  Today I am sharing a bunch of "Reindeer Waltz" projects I have designed.  I love that set!!  This particular project was published in Stamper's Sampler recently.

But before we go any further, I want to remind you of the upcoming Layers of Color "Ornament Blog Hop".  I have two ornaments to share with you and I just know the rest of the team will have some very creative ornament projects to share with you.  We have a lot of special guest joining us on this hop as well!!  So you don't want to miss it!

Layers of Color – Join our Ornament Blog Hop on October 26th!

Card #1

Tag Set #1

Card #2

Tag Set #2
I was thrilled to have this set published on the cover of Scrap N Stamp recently!



Project Details

Home Decor

Stamps : Layers of Color “Reindeer Waltz”
Spellbinders Fluer de Lis Doily die, Lotus Pendants, and In Spades Pendant
Ink : Ranger Adirondack Cranberry, Palette Giverny Green
Patterned Paper : SEI
Wooden Spools : Hobby Lobby and antique store
Fiber : Hobby Lobby, Buttons : Dress It Up
Modeling Paste
Glitter : Stampendous
Snowflake Punch : EK Success
Wooden floral picks
Zig 2-Way Glue pen

Card #1

Stamps : "Reindeer Waltz" and "Happy Wishes"
Kraft and red cardstock
Border Punch : Fiskars
Corner Rounder : EK Sucess
Tag Set #1

Stamps : Layers of Color “Reindeer Waltz”, Ink : Ranger
Adirondack Cranberry, Patterned Paper : SEI,
Glitter : Stampendous, Snowflake Punch : EK Success,
Zig 2-Way Glue pen , Fiber : Hobby Lobby

Add patterned paper as shown. Stamp large reindeer
on white cardstock and trim. Adhere to front of tag.
Stamp smaller reindeer on the other two tags.
Stamp the 2 reindeer that overlap the patterned
paper on white cardstock and trim around reindeer
body, excluding antlers. Adhere
over the same stamped reindeer on front of tags.
Add fiber. Punch snowflakes, add glue with glue
pen and sprinkle with glitter. Stamp the reindeer
3 reindeer that over lap patterned paper on white
cardstock in red ink and trim.

Card #2

Stamps : Layers of Color “Reindeer Waltz” and GinaK (sentiment)
Border Punch : Fiskars
Ribbon and button : Unknown

Tag Set #2

Stamps : Layers of Color "Reindeer Waltz"
Rub-on sentiments : Making Memories
Border Punch : Fiskars

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Layers of Color Bookmarks

Good Morning.  Today I have 2 bookmarks to share with you designed using Layers of Color stamps (Artful EndearmentsEncouragement and Merci Bouquet).  I was so tempted to add glitter and embellishments, but I wanted them to be as flat as possible since they are bookmarks.  Today is Faith Art Friday over on the Layers of Color blog and I know they will have something special to share and encourage you!

What are you working on this week??  I had a lot of fun designing a watercolor class this week.  I will be sharing one of the cards with you on Sunday, with a step by step photo tutorial.  Each card has soooo many photo's I figured it would be better to share them one at a time.  Have you ever worked with watercolors?

I am looking forward to this saturday, because I'm spending the day with one of my SASSSC (Sassy) Sisters, Deb!  We are going on a trip to 2 of our local scrapbook stores, and then coming back to my house to get crafty.  I hope you are able to find time for some crafty fun this weekend!

And .....  I will be making a big announcement on Saturday!

If you have not done so .... please "like" the Layers of Color Company FB page.  When it hits the 300 mark, Laura is giving away a free stamp set!

Happy Friday!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Birthday Party Ensemble Tutorial

Hello Paper Crafters.  Today I'm sharing a birthday party ensemble that is deliciously sweet!  Designed using various Pink Persimmon stamp sets.  But the primary set is Vintage Cupcake.  This set comes with a yummy cupcake and lots of adorable cupcake toppers to choose from.  It also has a wonderful scalloped border.  You can stamp it as an outline and then color the scallops or stamp the inside with colored ink using the solid image.  And of course stamping it on patterned paper would be just as cute!
This ensemble includes a table top center piece, gift bag with tag, card, gift card holder, and a gift bags for the guest.  The table center piece is designed using paper mache boxes and an inexpensive paper party hat.  I am including a tutorial for this project and for a gift card holder.  Hope you enjoy it!

Begin by painting paper mache boxes with vintage white paint.  Trim patterned paper and adhere around top box with Mod Podge.  You have to work fast with this because it dry's fast.  Use as little as possible, because it can warp the paper.  With a foam brush, apply to back of paper and secure to box. 

 Adhere paper ribbon around edge of small box lid and striped ribbon around edge of larger box lid.  I used my Aleene's tacky glue for this.

Remove larger box lid.  Stamp cupcake in black ink around box.  Because the box is round, you have to roll the stamp from one side to the other.  Stamp the cupcake image on various coordinating pattern papers.  Cut the cupcake liners and cupcake icing's out separately.  And then adhere them over the cupcake images on the box.

At this point I figured out that I didn't leave enough space to add the toppers : ( .  So I had to substitute buttons.  So make sure when you create yours that you stamp those cupcakes closer to the bottom edge!  Create a bow with the striped ribbon and adhere to the front of smaller box.

I created a decorative party hat to top off my paper mache birthday cake.  I purchased a set of paper hats that were on sale for $1 and embellished one.  Open up the hat from the back and lay it out flat.  Apply Mod Podge and adhere it to the backside of some patterned paper.  Once dry, trim off excess paper around the edges.  Bring the 2 edges together at the back of the hat and adhere together with Aleene's Tachy Glue.  Adhere an extra large chenille stem around the bottom of the hat.  Adhere a large pom pom at the top of the hat.

Create a coordinating birthday card, gift tag for the gift bag, and gift card holder for the guest of honor.  And gift bags for your guest.

I added one of the cute toppers and the scalloped border from the "Vintage Cupcake" set to the card.  I stamp the "Dutch Journal Circle" on cream cardstock and green patterned paper for the background.  Trim the inside circle from the cream image and adhere it over the green one.  I created the  pink scalloped circle using my  Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles and the Grand Calibur.

These little gift bags are so easy to assemble and come in a variety of colors from Creative Cuts and More (Square Bag #01)  They are pre-cut and pre-scored.  Just fold and adhere!  The sentiment on this one is from the "Vintage Greetings" set.  I used my Spellbinders Standard Circles and Scalloped Circles with the Grand Calibur to create the background on the front of the bag.

I used the "Vintage Greetings" and "Ric Rac Circles" for the sentiments on the tag.

This little gift card holder is also easy to create using a Scor-Pal.  The sentiment is from the "Hello Vintage Girl" set.

Trim cardstock 4.5" x 7".  Score, from the left side, at 2 3/4", 3 1/2", and 4 1/4".  Fold at score lines. 

Use your gift card to draw penciled guidelines and cut. 

(this is not the actual card, but a prop to show you where to glue)

Flip it over and adhere along the edge as shown.  Do not apply too much glue or you want be able to slide your gift card in the slot you have created. 

Stamp and embellish outside of gift card holder and secure with ribbon.

Supply List

Stamps : Pink Persimmon
Hobby Lobby : paper mache boxes, patterned paper, paper ribbon, striped ribbon, large chenille stems, Mod Podge, Aleene's Tachy Glue.
Michaels : large pom pom
Deckled Scissors : Fiskars

You can view more of my tutorials HERE
You can view more of my Pink Persimmon projects HERE
You can view all of my Altered Projects HERE

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Having a "ruff" day? Check out these cuties!

Greetings Paper Crafters!  Remember those cute dog images from last month's ATC's??  Well here they are again.  "Scottie Dogs" comes with 4 different dog poses.  What's fun about this set is that there are several coat pattern options, polka dots and argyle in addition to the pattern used above.   And I'm not sure I've ever combined yellow and pink before, but I am lovin' it now.  This one was easy to put together using a pre-made tag.   What do you think? 

Project Details
Stamps : Pink Persimmon Scottie Dogs
Copics :  Y00, YR23, RV0000, RV00
Patterned Paper : The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Spray Ink : Tatterned Angels Glimmer Mist Pink Taffy
Tags : Creative Tags by Paper Reflections (Hobby Lobby)
Roses : Recollections Boutique (Micheals)
Lace : from local antique store
Ribbon : May Arts

Trim yellow polka dot paper  slightly smaller than front of card and adhere.  Adhere lace vertically.  Spray paper doily with spray ink.  Adhere to front of pre-cut tag and trim along sides.  Stamp "greetings" sentiment.  Adhere to front of card.  Adhere ribbon and roses to top of tag.  Stamp dogs.  Color coat and bow.  Trim dogs and adhere to front of card.  


You can view more of my Vintage / Shabby Projects HERE.
You can view more of my Pink Persimmon projects HERE.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mixed Media Tutorial / Tag

Hello Papercrafters.  I had some questions about how I created the tags I posted last friday.  So I decided to create another one and take step by step photo's.  I created this one using the cutest little tree stamp set by The Stamps of Life.  I have to say thank you very much because I won it by playing along with one of the CPS challenges a while back!  Stephanie, the owner let me pick out the set I wanted!  THANKS Stephanie!
You can check out The Stamps of Life HERE.

Green and Yellow ink
Yellow, blue and green acrylic paint
charcoal pencil
old book or music paper


Project Details

Start by cutting a peice of old book or music paper slightly smaller than a tag.  The acrylic paints I use are really thick, so I added a little water to them in a dish to make them a little easier to smear around.  Paint yellow onto the word paper and blue onto the tag.  After the yellow is dry, brush on some blue paint.  Allow paint to dry between all steps.

Smear on some green paint.

Using a fan brush lightly wisp on more yellow.  Are you getting the picture now.  It's so easy, you just keep layering paint until you get the look you want. 

Adhere book paper to front of blue painted tag.  Smear on a little yellow paint around the edges here and there.  In this photo you can tell I lightly added more green with the fan brush.  Don't be afraid to use your fingers to smear it around as well.  Once I had decided what stamp I wanted to use (the tree), I decided to add more blue, so that the leaves would stand out a little more.  Used my finger on that one.  Outline with a charcoal pencil and draw on your scallops.  Distress edges with black ink here and there.

Paint inside the scallop green.  Add  Stamp the tree image and both birds.  Paint some old book paper yellow and then stamp the birds again, trim the bodies and adhere to tag as shown.  Stamp yellow and green leaves.  Doodle around the edges with fine tip pen - Micron 005, cut, and adhere around tree branches.  Add ribbon at top.

You can check out the other 2 Bookmarks I created using this technique HERE.


If you are inspired to create a distressed painted background of your own or a book mark, let me know.  I would love to check it out.
I hope your week is a tree-mendously wonderful one!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Faith Art Friday

Hello Papercrafters.  Today I am sharing my Faith Art Friday project created for the Layers of Color blog.  I decided to turn tags into bookmarks and share a poem.

Our God does not faint

Nor grows weary each day
There's no searching His understanding
Or knowing His infinite ways
He gives power to the faint
Increasing their strength and might
For even the young lie exhausted
And grow weary in their lives
But those that wait upon the Lord
He shall strengthen and renew
They shall mount up close to God
And soar as eagles do
They shall run and not be weary
They shall walk and not grow weak
They shall be changed and renewed
As their God they humbly seek
© By M.S.Lowndes

I don't know what some of you may be going through today.  I hope that if you are struggling, you will be encouraged by God's word and know that no matter what you are going through, He is there for you and will sustain His children.
And I can not leave you without sharing the inspiration for these book marks.  I follow a mixed media blog called "Paper and Gluestix" by Amy Nieman.  And each time I open her post in my email, I can't help but smile.  I especially love here "pet" ATC's that she creates with her own little pup.  I recently got the opportunity to swap with her, and the ATC's below are what I recieved!  They were the inspiration for my bookmarks.  Amy also has a Flickr gallery as well HERE.  

I'm am off to try and pick out more paint and move some things to the new house!  I hope you all have a blessed weekend.


You can view my other Faith Art projects HERE.
You can view more of my Collage / Mixed Media projects HERE.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Collaged Valentine Cards

Good Morning Papercrafters!
Tonight I am sharing a Valentine Card set.

These were created in the same way and using the same supplies as wednesday.
Again I have combined my Layers of Color clear art stamps - Renaissance Hearts, Fleur Hearts, and Regal Wings with Creative Inspirations "Bliss" paper and Impress-on Swatch book by Marah Johnson.

All of the images for these are from the Dover Holiday Vignette book I talked about on wednesday.
This is another example of "masking" (see wed. post).  That beautiful black ink I used is VersaFine by Tsukineko!

and the edges of those were trimmed with deckled scissors.

Hope you like my LOVE-ly creations!
Have a wonderful weekend.

You can view all of my VALENTINE projects HERE.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Collaged Valentine Tags

Good Afternoon Papercrafters!
Today I'm sharing a Valentine tag set.

For each of these I started with Marah Johnsons (Creative Imaginations) Bliss Paper and Bliss Swatch Book Impress Ons (rub-ons).
You can purchase yours HERE and HERE.   It was the perfect match for my Layers of Color art stamps - Renaissance Hearts, Fleur Hearts, and  Regal Wings.

On this one I stamped my Fluer heart image in VersaFine Black Ink by Tsukineko.  This is my favorite black ink pad when I'm not using my copics.  I used a rub-on "My Love" from the Creative Imaginations Swatch Book.  I picked mine up at Hobby Lobby.   I added this little vintage cut-out.  I had found a Dover Holiday Vignette Book.  Loaded with lots of vintage images for each holiday.  I found mine at a used bookstore.  Just google Holiday Vignettes dove and it will come up.  In fact if you love incorporating vintage images into your projects then you should really check out the Dover Vignette and Clip Art books.  Yes!  it was that easy!

Tag #2.
I mixed it up and added some music paper.  Adhered a my Valentine image.  I picked up the Valentine images on this one and the one below from The Shabby Cottage HERE.  I REALLY like the digital Collage sheets she sells.  Check out these Easter collage images!  Stamp on patterned paper using an image from Renaissance Hearts.  And next Christmas you will definitely see some of these Christmas collage images on my projects.  You can download and print them yourself or purchase them already printed.  She has 2 different catagories over in the left column.  One says "digital downloads"  and the other "printed", so make sure you are in the section you want.  Here is a link to the Store Front.

Next just stamp the Fluer Heart image.  Then stamp it again to create a mask.   I use Eclipse Masking tape because it has a very light sticky back, like a post-it note.  HERE is a link to the site.  You can get this from lots of online stores.  When you are masking, you just stamp your image a second time, cut it out, and lay it over the other stamped image.  This technique is used when you want to stamp an image over an image and you don't want part of the second image to obsure the first.  And lastly I used the rub-ons again along the bottom and on the image of the couple.

This one was pretty much made the same way.  I just switched the direction that I tilted everything. 

The clock is part of the rub-on booklet as well.  This little booklet is loaded with rub-ons.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'll be back friday with a set of Valentine cards.

You can view all of my VALENTINE projects HERE.

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