Wednesday, April 24, 2013

CS Kit Club April - Hope & Penant

Have you checked out the April Kit from Clear Scraps Creating Made Easy Kit Club.  The colors in the kit are soft and neutral to easily work into decor.   Here are two projects I've made with the kit.  Visit the Creating Made Easy blog for more inspiration from the kit!

The first project is done with the Large Pennant Piece from Clear Scraps.  (not included in the kit, but available through the Clear Scraps store)   I layered two papers behind the acrylic and glued them in place using Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive.
 I used two of the Clear Scraps Flower shapes as a base for the flower section.  These were colored with Silver and Blue alcohol inks and then run through my Sizzix Big Shot machine in embossing folders to give the a little texture.  The border of the Pennant is dotted with pearls using a Viva Decor silver pearl pen.  (Note that Glue, alcohol inks and pearl pens are not included in the kit)  The swirls of pearls ARE included in the kit!!  The pieces was further embellished with die cut flowers and butterflies, and flowers and buttons from the kit.

The second project is done with the Clear Scraps Large Word - Hope.  The letters were traced onto two of the patterned papers from the kit.  After cutting the letters out, they were attached to the back of the acrylic, using Beacon Zip Dry adhesive.
I used Stazon Brown ink and a dauber around the edges of the letters for a more antiqued look.
Then bronze pearl "studs" were added using Viva Decor bronze pearl pen.  I finished by added some die cut flowers and butterflies, along with some of the flowers from the kit.  I used the bronze pearl pen to add centers to the flowers and some highlights on the butterfly.

I hope you enjoy the April Kit! 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Rose Glitter Tattoo Card

You've probably seen some glitter tattoos on TV, but did you know that Art Glitter now carries that body glue and tattoo stencils?  A couple of weeks ago I did a post to show how easy it is to do the body glitter tattoo, but now I have a great way to re-use the stencil.

For this project I used:   Art Glitter Rose Tattoo Stencil (used), Ultra-fine Glitter (#299 - Celery, #48 -  Emerald, #324 - Country Red, #355 - Sunrise, and #86 - Angel Dust)  Clear Scraps mini-album page - Deco, Tombow multi-purpose glue, spray adhesive, Beacon Zip-dry adhesive, Lime green Copic Marker, Pink Chevron paper and Pink paper from Basic Grey's True Love collection, Card blank (from Staples), Stamp from Red Rubber Designs (Friendship Blocks), Stazon Black Ink, Rhinestone swirl from Want2Scrap's Build Your Own Bling, Light Green swiss dot Ribbon, Viva Decor Glitter Pen - Lime, a couple of small paintbrushes, a soft brush or make-up brush.

Remove the protective plastic from the acrylic page and center the tattoo stencil.  Press down completely to make sure there are no ripples or gaps between the stencil and acrylic.

Put a few drops of Tombow multi-purposed glue in the open areas of the stencil and brush out with paint brush.  Be sure to cover all of the exposed acrylic with glue.

Remove the stencil and set aside for future use.

Once glue is dry (clear), dip a clean, dry brush into Emerald Green glitter and pick up just a little in your brush.  Carefully brush it onto the wide ind of the leaves.  Clean the brush by brushing on paper towel or cloth.  Dip it into Celery glitter and brush the glitter onto the rest of the leaves.  Clean your brush again, and brush the Country Red glitter on the inside edges of the rose petals.

Brush Sunrise Glitter over the remaining areas of the rose.  Use a soft brush or make-up brush to brush away excess glitter.

Turn acrylic over and spray with spray adhesive and dust with Angel Dust Glitter.

Still working on the back of the acrylic, use a lime Copic marker to color the glitter around the edge.

Assemble the card by layering pink and pink chevron paper.  Wrap with lime ribbon. 
Add sentiment stamped on a piece of pink paper.  
Glue Pink stack to the card base.  
Glue Acrylic piece in place.
Add Swirl of Rhinestones from Want2Scrap
Add bow at the top corner of the acrylic.
Finish with dots of Glitter Pen in corners of pink card and on the points of the acrylic.