Monday, June 30, 2014

Globecraft & PIccolo - Let Freedom Ring Banner

Happy Monday!

This week I have a fun patriotic banner that you can make (in your favorite colors) using Globecraft & Piccolo embossing Enamel Powders.

click on the picture to see the details!

Easy peasy and quick to make!

Here's what you'll need from the G&P shop:

Other supplies:
Tim Holtz On the Edge Dies - Bracket, Plaque and Postage, Ornate
Hero Arts Large Canvas Stripes
star stamp
swirl stamps
Stampin' Up! Well-Worn Alpha (retired, but I LOVE the distressed font!)
Stampin' Up! Cardstock - Real Red, Night of Navy Crumb Cake
Stampin' Up! Whisper White Ink (or use the 3D Stamp Paint in white!)
various ribbons and lace
crochet thread
foam adhesive
baby wipe (or paper towel and water)
Crop-a-dile (or medium hole punch)

Refer to the pictures as needed.

  1. Cut the base layer 3 1/4" x 6 1/2".
  2. Cut strips of the red cardstock 1 1/4" wide. Die cut with the edge dies.
  3. Cut the ribbon and lace into lengths of 6-10".
  4. Use the adhesive fluid to ink up your letter. Stamp on the base and emboss using the Micro Black. Do this for each base.
  5. Stamp each tag in various places with the white ink. Use the baby wipe to clean off the embossed letters.
  6. Use the adhesive fluid to ink up the star. Stamp on a red strip and embossing using the Micro White. Repeat using the stripes stamp. Trim to 3 1/4".
  7. Adhere a red strip to the base. Repeat for each base.
  8. Punch 2 holes at the top of each tag.
  9. String on the tags.
  10. Tie ribbon and lace between each tag.

That's it! Don't forget to share your G&P projects with us on the Globecraft & Piccolo Facebook page. We'd love to see it!

Inky hugs,

Monday, June 23, 2014

Globecraft & PIccolo - Summer Lovin' Altered Phone Stand

Showcasing a favorite picture with Globecraft & Piccolo Enamel Powders and Accents is easy! Especially if you have picked up an inexpensive cell phone stand that is in desperate need of a makeover!

Here's what you'll need from the G&P Shop:

Other supplies:
EP "party mix"
("party mix" is any leftover Enamel Powder that couldn't go back into the original container because it got 'contaminated' with another color or glitter. I mix these together in my "party mix" jar.)
cell phone stand
Tim Holtz hinge clip

Not a lot of steps for this project. Trim and adhere your patterned paper to the stand. Make sure to smooth out any wrinkles. Squeeze a tiny amount of Glastique onto a plastic lid, add a tiny bit of water and cover the paper. Let dry.

Working on one area at a time, use the Enamel Adhesive on the crown. Sprinkle on your EP "party mix" and melt. Add more layers of "party mix" while still warm. (Remember - if your phone stand is metal it will get HOT as you heat it.) The crown has 3 layers of "party mix."

While still warm, sprinkle Mermaid Tears over the crown. Heat and then let cool.

Do the same for the bottom lip of the stand.

When the stand is cool, adhere accents and bling using Glastique. Adhere hinge clip using E600.

That's it! Add a favorite photo and display!

Inky hugs,

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sentimental Sundays #212 - When I GROW up

Summer is here, but we haven't stopped around this house! Camping, kayaking, pool parties...I think I may need a vacation from the vacation already! lol

Well, it's time for another Sentimental Sundays Challenge...

This week's Sponsor is:
Polkadoodles Digi
Donating: 3 images. The same ones used by the DT.

This week's challenge is:

When I GROW up....

(plus a sentiment)

When I was just a little girl, I asked my mother what will I be? (I'm humming this as I type...)

I wanted to be all kinds of me:

Princess Me
Doctor Me
Mommy Me
and even
Ace Frehley's Girlfriend Me. Oh yes.

I used Drummer Troy on this card. Isn't he a cutie? I'm thinking a certain nephew of mine may be getting this card for his birthday. Shhh!

Got out the copics. Haven't colored in a long time! Hmmm...I could use some more practice. Better schedule copic coloring time after sit by the pool and read time. *wink*

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope to see you at the challenge!

Inky hugs,

Monday, June 16, 2014

Globecraft & Piccolo - Butterfly Delights and Faux Leather

I love butterflies...and leather...and sparkle! Today's project is a lovely mingle of the three.

Here's what you'll need from the shop:

Other Supplies:
Stampin' Up! cardstock: Whisper White, Pool Party
doily type stamp (Stampin' Up!)
Studio G sentiment stamp

Remember to use the Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid to ink up your stamps and accents before adding the Enamel Powder(s).

Begin by stamping the doily stamp onto the Pool Party panel off center. Use the Micro White Enamel Powder. Let cool.

Here's where you'll be glad you read through the post before making this card! ;)

Open your jar of Aged White. Get out your tweezers. up the large butterfly and emboss using the Deep Blue Sky. While the blue is still warm, pinch a little of the Aged White using the tweezers and drop onto the blue wings. Heat again to melt. Let cool.

Love the blue with the speckles. So pretty!

Now for the 'faux leather' butterflies. Absolutely love the plain accents covered in the Ultra Thick Clear! This butterfly has 3 uneven coats. Ink up with the Enamel Adhesive, dip the medium butterfly into a pile of the Ultra Thick Clear. Melt.

Do it again! Be amazed as the plain brown transforms into a bit of faux leather right before your eyes! 

Adhere the Pool Party panel using foam and then the butterflies using the Micro Glue Dots. Stamp your sentiment in the Tuxedo Black.

Done. Gorgeous!

Inky hugs,

Monday, June 9, 2014

Globecraft & Piccolo - Patriotic Blooms Thank You Card

Happy Monday, G&P friends!

Did you enjoy Sandy's card last week? My computer crashed and Sandy filled in for me with her fabulous card - Thanks, Sandy!

This week I have a card for you, too. Red, white and blue are not just a great Patriotic color combo (in the USA), but a wonderful color combo for any time, especially when you pair it with G&P Accents and Embossing Powders!

Here's what you'll need from the G&P shop:

Stacey's Stacking Flowers (LA106)
Embossing Powder Micro White
Embossing Powder Pure Platinum
Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid
Bling on a Roll Silver
Glastique Gloss

Other Supplies:

Stampin' Up! Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Soft Suede
Stampin' Up! Classic Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White
Brown Twine
Versamark Watermark Ink
Stampin' Up! Stamps: Banner Blast, Hardwood, sentiment stamp
Foam Adhesive

Start by inking up the flowers. I found the easiest way to color the flowers is to place the flowers facedown directly onto the ink pad and gently press. Repeat until depth of color desired is achieved. Let dry.

Cut card stock to size for each flower set and trim. Using the Versamark and stamps, stamp each banner. Using the Embossing Powder Adhesive Fluid emboss the edges of the banners with the Pure Platinum.

Stamp the background panel with the Hardwood stamp and Adhesive Fluid and then emboss with the Micro White.

Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of white card stock.

Using the photos as reference, adhere the background panel. Adhere the flower layers together using the Glastique and again to adhere the flowers to the banners. Use the foam under the 2 smaller banners. Finish layering the elements and then tie on the twine.

Finish the card with a few pieces of the Bling on a Roll in Silver.

That's it - beautiful thank you card for any occasion!

Be sure to stop by again tomorrow for another fabulous creation...

Inky hugs,

Friday, June 6, 2014

Sentimental Sundays #209 - Make It Fab-ric!

Happy Friday!

Did you miss me? It's so good to be able to write up a post...I just went through one of the worst weeks EVER. Lost my hard drive. Back up, my friends. Do it now. Wish I had...sigh. (more on this on another post...)

Anyhoo, I am back up to basics and trying to get back to creating and sharing. Have you been by the Sentimental Sundays challenge this week? I know I'm late, but here it is; you still have time to link up!

This week's Sentimental Sundays' Sponsor is:

This week's challenge is:

Make it Fab-ric!
(plus a sentiment)

"For this week's challenge we want to see how you use fabric on your projects. Do you die cut? Paint or stamp? Sew it directly on? We can't wait to see what you make!"

I love making mixed media cards. A variety of substrates, mediums, fibers...all good stuff!

After the computer mess I needed a little creative happiness, so this is what I came up with...rainbows and butterflies!

The magic's in the details - turning an ordinary piece of cardstock into something extraordinary! Details like vintage buttons, crochet thread, hole-y (isn't this a word without a hypen?! apparently spell check doesn't think so.) cork...

...and canvas. The sticky back kind. Started out with an ATC sized piece. Stamped 2 Memory Box Butterflies using Archival Ink in Jet Black, a little bit of water and Globecraft & Piccolo's 3D Enamel Gel in Daffodil and Turquoise. I left the body alone since I wasn't going to use it. Trimmed out the wings.

Here's a better look at this bit of lovely hole-y sticky back cork. Stamped with a (retired?) Stampin' Up! set: Notably Ornate with Archival Ink in Jet Black.

And the canvas butterfly. The key is Globecraft & Piccolo's set: Vintage Lock & Keys Charms (CA124) covered in Aged White Embossing Enamel. (just HAD to add some random sprinkles)

This was a fun card to make and already promised to someone! Working on the software upgrades and updates...when those are through there will be more "this is how I did it" videos! (this takes me back...way back to a certain

Have a great weekend!

Inky hugs,

Playing along with the following challenges:
Mojo Monday 348 - Sketch (turned on its side)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Magic ('s in the details!)
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes: loose glitter/embossing powder/flocking (embossing powder)
Sweet Stamps - Ribbons, Buttons, Bows (ribbons & buttons)
House of Cards - Photo Inspiration (cork, colors: green, yellow, blue, distressed metal: embossed key, white space...)