Friday, August 29, 2014

Globecraft & Piccolo - Double Shot Coffee Cards

Hi, Everyone! Today I have a fun pair of cards using Globecraft & Piccolo's Accents and Embossing Enamels.

Most days I design singular projects, but sometimes I find a layout or design I really like and I make a set of cards that coordinate, but aren't exact these cards!

To make these cards, you'll need a few items from the G&P shop:

other supplies:
patterned papers: Amy Tangerine - Sketchbook
stamps: Stampin' Up! Perfect Blend, Gorgeous Grunge
cardstock: Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
foam tape

I kept the basic design the same on both cards. I varied the patterned papers, cardstock colors, embossing enamels and accent placement.

The coffee cup on each card is embossed in Micro Black. I stamped the cup three times - once fully for the base, partially for each lid and partially for each wrap (on scraps of patterned paper). After fussy cutting, I adhered the wrap directly to the cup base and the lids were adhered using foam tape.

I had to include close ups of the accents...see how clean the edges are?! I love the natural color, but you can use markers, paint, 3D Gels, glitter glue...whatever you want to use to match them to your projects! (Sometimes there are tiny bits on the edges, but you can use an emery board/fine sand paper to smooth them away.)

The flourishes on the second card are 2 of the flourishes, one flipped over, glued close together. (These flourishes also make GORGEOUS hearts!)

Inky hugs,

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sentimental Sundays #221 - Everything is Awesome!

Welcome to another Sentimental Sundays Challenge!

This week's Sponsor is:

This week's challenge is:
Shaker Cards
(plus a sentiment)

I love interactive cards - shakers, spinners, special folds, designing this card was a lot of fun! 

We LOVE The Lego Movie in our house! I just had to use Good Cop to make this shaker card for my nephew. 

The window was created using the STAR shaker card cutting file. I used eCal with my eClips and the star svg file. 

Basically, I layered 2 of the stars, turning one, to make the window shape. I used the inner and outer shadow options to create the red frame.

Thanks to my son, I was able to include tiny legos in the shaker bits. He's the best!

To include the legos, I had to use 3 layers of foam tape. I used hot glue to put my layers together.

The sentiment inside had to be AWESOME, of course! bwahaha!

Join in the fun and link up to our challenge. Hope to see you there!

Inky hugs,

Friday, August 22, 2014

Globecraft & Piccolo - Beautiful Ride Altered Paintbrush

Have you seen the newest Globecraft & Piccolo release? Fun summer designs, gorgeous labels and flourishes! Today I'm sharing a few of the Accents from the Amusement Park Rides set on an altered paintbrush.

Here's what you'll need from the G&P shop:
3D Enamel Gels: Daffodil PearlOrangeRose PearlTitanium WhiteTurquoise
Embossing Enamels: Aged WhiteMermaid Tears
Glastique, Gloss

Other Supplies:
white gesso
white modeling paste
small alphabet stamps
glue gun
scraps of fabric, twine or ribbon

My local art store had chip brushes on sale and I stocked up - just for an occasion such as this! You could also use an old brush, too. The older the paint, the more character, right?

Paint the handle with a couple of coats of gesso. You don't have to worry about being neat. Just get it done!

Next, I mixed a bit of the Turquoise 3D Enamel Gel with some modeling paste. Dab it on randomly, creating colored textured. Let dry.

Using the 3D Enamel Gels, add more color to the handle. (I used a foam brush and a cotton swab.) Let dry between colors. (Layer away! The gels are translucent, so overlapping the colors is highly recommended!)

Use the gels to 'color' the Accents. After they are dry, coat with a layer of Glastique.

While you wait for the Accents to dry, melt the Embossing Enamels here and there over the handle and the brush bristles.

For ease and time, I used a glue gun to attach all of the embellishments to the paintbrush.

Stamp and distress the words. Trim and adhere.

I hope you enjoyed today's project! Be sure and stop by again for more G&P inspiration!

Inky hugs,

Friday, August 15, 2014

Globecraft & PIccolo - Brave Mixed Media Pendant

Today I have this sweet little pendant to share with you. It started out being a plain piece of book board, but with a few embossing enamels and embellishments it turned out to be a whole lot more!

Here's what you'll need from the G&P shop:
Fine Feathers Necklace (CA111) or a Bezel of your choice
Embossing Enamel Micro White
Embossing Powder Ultra Thick Clear
Embossing Enamel Vintage Silver
Bling on a Roll Silver
Glastique Gloss

Other Supplies:
tiny flower
scrap paper
Tim Holtz Bird & Cage Die
scrap of tissue paper
black ink
small alphabet set

This bezel is from the Fine Feathers Necklace set. Using the Embossing Enamel Adhesive, apply and heat 3 layers of Micro White. (One layer at a time.) Let cool.

Using the Glastique, apply the Bling on a Roll around the edges. I cut the Bling into 3 'stone' pieces, so I could follow the edge of the bezel, keeping the circle shape.

Using a brush apply the Embossing Enamel Adhesive the edge of the bezel. Work in small sections, one area at a time. Dip the edge into a small pile of Vintage Silver. Heat and repeat until the outside edge is covered. Let cool.

Stamp 'brave' onto the scrap tissue paper. Use a small amount of the Glastique to adhere it to the center of the bezel.

Sprinkle on the Ultra Thick Clear. (I have found that the Ranger Heat Tool works great to start the powder melting. It usually doesn't blow off any of the powder. Be patient; it does take a minute or two to heat up the power. Once it has begun to melt, I get out my regular heat tool and quickly finish.) 

Let go of perfection and watch the magic happen!

Die cut the bird. Trim to fit. Cut tiny flags out of the scrap papers.

Use the Glastique to adhere the bird, flags and flower.

I love perfectly imperfect edges and the wave in the word brave. Charming, wouldn't you say?

Thanks for stopping by today.

Inky hugs,

Monday, August 11, 2014

House of Cards Sketch - Fairy Wish

I love a good

This month the challenge at House of Cards is this sketch:

I love the lines and how you can make this sketch CAS (Clean and Simple) or ramp it up and add lots of layers.

I decided on both...lots of little layers and simple lines. Using Lucky Wishes from A Day for Daisies (one of my most favorite digi stamp stores!) and a lacy punch and, of course, some gorgeous glitter this is my card...

Love the lacy layers and subtle texture! If this card wasn't already reserved for a special niece, I think it would be sitting on a shelf near my workbench; this fairy brings smiles.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll find time to stop by the House of Cards blog and see the other styles for this sketch.

Inky hugs,

Also playing along with these challenges:
Marker POP! #49 - Anything Goes (08/18)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make It Sparkle (08/13)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #71 - Fairies (08/22)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Globecraft & Piccolo - Be-YOU-tiful Altered Block

 I love making little home decor pieces, especially when they're functional, too! Today we are using a few bits and scraps, 3D Gels, bling and fun Piccolo Accents to make this altered block.

Here's what you'll need from the G&P shop:
3D Enamel Gel Mars Black
3D Enamel Gel Rose Pearl
Bling on a Roll Silver
Vintage Dress Forms Accents A125
Glastique (Gloss or Matte)

Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black

Other Supplies:
wooden block
14 gauge galvanized steel wire
wire cutters
sandpaper, fine
scraps of patterned paper (My Mind's Eye - Dolled Up)
small alphabet stamps
scraps of lace

Using a nail and hammer, make a hole in the center of the top of your wooden block to fit the diameter of your wire. I used flat nose pliers to shape the wire as shown.

Using the Rose and Mars Block, paint your dressform. When dry adhere using the Glastique to a white piece of cardstock and trim when dry.

Adhere scraps of paper to the sides. Use the fine sandpaper over the edges of the paper scraps to soften them.

Stamp: be  YOU  tiful  on one side of your block as shown. Cut to fit and adhere a strip of bling to the bottom of the stamped square.

Using a bit of adhesive, glue and wrap the lace at the top of the wire (under the circle) and then wind it down, adding a little glue as needed. Adhere a small strip of bling to the top of the lace.

Add your picture and enjoy!

Have you made a project using Globecraft & Piccolo products? We would love for you to share them with us on our Facebook page!

Inky hugs,

Friday, August 1, 2014

Globecraft & PIccolo - Summer Sympathy Card

 T.G.I.F! (Thank Goodness It's Friday!)

Seriously. I am thinking this with more enthusiasm than you can imagine! As you are sitting in front of your computer, in the comfort of your home reading this post, I am camping in North Carolina. Yep. You read that right! Outside with the bugs and the critters, humidity and heat...and by the time you read this I will be on day 4.

Can I get a little sympathy?

How about a card? *wink*

Here's what you'll need from the shop:
Enamel Powder Micro Gold
Enamel Powder Micro Black
Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid
Steampunk Airship Accents (A100)

Other Supplies:
Stampin' Up! stamps:
background: Hardwood
flower silhouette: Serene Silhouettes
sentiment: Close As a Memory
Ink: Crumb Cake

crochet thread, natural

Stamp your background. Ink up your stamp with the Enamel Powder Adhesive and sprinkle on the Micro Gold. Heat. This is a beautiful, warm gold and the fine powder melts quickly.

Ink up your sentiment with the Enamel Powder Adhesive and sprinkle on the Micro Black. Heat. Love the texture and shine the enamel powder adds to a project!

Adhere the layers, tie on the crochet thread and add the Steampunk Airship Accent. The Accent just adds that little something that takes a card from nice to oooh!

Have a great weekend!

Inky hugs,