Showing posts with label Tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tips. Show all posts

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Playdate Cafe Color Challenge

Good Morning.  This week Creative Cuts and More is sponsoring the Playdate Cafe Challenge.  So some of the DT have decided to play along.
The challenge was to use white, black, pink, gold.

Here's what you can win if you play along!

I used Creative Cuts and Mores Tuck and Close XL in one of the Curious Metallics - Gold Leaf.  I like this color because it's not a yellowish gold.  It has just a little sheen to it.
Patterned Paper - The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Ribbon - from recently purchased bedding
Gems - unknown
Metal embellishment - Making Memories

Tips and Techniques

I have a couple of tips for you with this project.
1.  The openings along the bottom from the border punch were not showing up against the gold bag.  So I used a Dove Blender Replacement tip to apply black ink.  It's tiny on the tip, so it fits in the holes perfectly.

2. I find it really difficult to cut the "v" shape in the end of the ribbon.  I did 2 things that made this easier.  First I created a template.

The template should be the length you want the end of the ribbon to be from the center knot x the width of the ribbon.  Mine is 2.5" x 2".   Now create the V.  I measured 1/2" from the end back toward the center knot and 1" from the sides (center of the ribbon).  This is where I placed a dot with my pencil.  Then cut from the outside ends to the dot in the center. 

Fraying can really be an issue, so before I cut the "v"s I lightly dabbed some white glue on the back along the area I was going to be cutting.  This stiffened it up, making it easier to cut, and helps prevent fraying.

I hope you learned something that can help you on your crafty projects.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers' Get Well Soon!

This is my last week with Mark's Finest Papers' as well.  The owner, Faith, is very generous and supportive and I have really enjoyed working with her and MFP's this month.  If you haven't yet, I hope you will hop over to her store and just take a peak.  Faith has designed her own line of stamps, but sells other manuf. stamps as well, including Flourishes.  She carries everything needed to create beautiful cards. Her store is a great one stop shop!  And if you love challenges, then check out their blog.  Every saturday a new challenge is posted.

Today I have used another one of the charms she sells.  She carries ALOT, so I know that she has something to fit your theme and they are so inexpensive and add alot to your project. This dragonfly was gold and I colored it with my Copic Markers.  I used 2 of her stamp sets on this one, "Flourishes and Frames" and "Apples and Camelia".

Stamps : Marks Finest Papers
Ink : Palette L'Amour Red, VersaFine Onyx Black
Memento Tuxedo Black (flower for Copics)
DP : Bo-Bunny Press
Cardstock : Marks Finest Papers
Charm : Marks Finest Papers
Ribbon : Making Memories
Bingo Card : B-Line Designs
Dies : Spellbinders Fancy Tags
Copics : R35, R27, R29

Tips / Techniques
Customize your metal charms with Copics.
Bingo cards are so much fun and trendy.  Did you know you can by them in stamp form, pre-printed paper form or as a digital image.  They even make them with cute words across the top and in great colors.  Here are a few links to you can check some out and figure out which form works best for you.

Jenni Bowlin!!  just scroll down on this link.  She has tons of them in different colors/themes.
I'm sure there are more.  Etsy has tons.

The one I used today is from B-Line Desings Winter 2010 Collection - Tattered Damask
I couldn't find a link, but I bet more online stores will be adding this one soon.  I got mine at my local stamp store.
Maya Road makes one that allow you to switch the label at the top.  The choices are "love", "faith" and "dream"
And of course Tim Holtz has one.  "Games Collage"

Just go to Etsy's main page and search for digital bingo cards

Lots of options!
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