Saturday, September 29, 2012

Paint Dabber Resist Tag


I’ve been wanted to use my paint dabbers for a while now and I watched a Tim Holtz video where he did a paint dabber resist. I didn’t want to go all crazy and use nothing but paint dabber paints so I chose one of my favorite colors from the Paint Dabber colors called Citrus.   The actual product is called Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber and Citrus comes from the Brights Collection.  Because it was my first time I went a little easy on myself and chose to make a tag using Ranger Craft Tags #8 manila.  I chose to use glue two of them together for more stability.

I took one of my large background stamps and covered it with the Citrus acrylic paint dabber and stamped the background design on the tag.  Then I used a few Distress Ink Pad colors – Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, and Pine Needles.  On the front of the tag I covered it with the spiced marmalade and vintage photo distress inks.  Then I took a paper towel and dampened it with a little water and wiped the distress inks off where the Citrus acrylic paint was stamped to remove the distress inks.  So easy to do and what a neat effect too.  Then I took a few other stamps I had in my stash and inked them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped all over the tag in various directions to give it a vintage flair. 

The next thing I did was take a tag which was not usable and tore two corner pieces off of it and glued them to the top and bottom corners of my tag.  I stamped them and also used the same colors of distress inks on them.  On the torn edges I covered them with Versa Mark and then added WOW! Embossing Powder in Metallic Gold Rich.  Took out the heat gun and melted the embossing powder. The look is really different because the edges were torn.  Then I added a couple elements (ticket, feather, and leather look ribbon) to finish off the tag.  Here are the photos of the completed tag.  Let me know what you think.

Paint Dabber Tag


WOW Embossing Powder View

WOW Embossing View 1

WOW Embossing Powder View

WOW Embossing View 2

Distressed Ticket & Feather View

Ticket and Feather View

Thank you for stopping by,

fran red

Wednesday, September 19, 2012



I bought this unique paper made out of real wood from McMahon Five Designs.  And I’ve been meaning to make a project using it but I could not think of a theme where the wood paper would make all the difference.  Then it hit me!  I will do a Fall Theme.

Here is a photo of the card.  Just click on the photos to get a closer view.  Below the photos are all the details of how I made the card.  And supplies used purchased from Cutters Creek to get the final look.

Happy Fall_Front View

Happy Fall-Side View

The card base is Neenah Classic Crest Cream 80#.  The top layer of wood paper covers the entire front.  Then I used another layer of wood paper about two-thirds of the card front.  I embossed it using a Cuttlebug Embossing folder (Leafy Branch A2) and my Craftwell eBosser.  Then I used Forest Moss Distress Ink pad to color the wood embossed paper.  I used a large leaf stamp and stamped three leaves on more of the wood paper.  I used two shades of Distress Ink pads (Pine Needles and Spiced Marmalade) and distressed the leaves.  Now here is the best part.  I wanted to use a cursive style font for the sentiment (Happy Fall).  I chose two different ones.  And used both of them. I had no clue if my Cricut Expression was going to cut the letters out using the wood paper because the font was curly on the ends of each letter.  Well to my surprise and only making one mistake (human error) it cut the letters out of the wood paper perfectly.  I removed the letters and distressed them using Spiced Marmalade Distressed ink pad.

The inside of the card is also decorated with wood paper using my Classic Scalloped Circles Large (6 dies) by Spellbinders Nestabilities and the Craftwell eBosser.  They cut out perfectly using the prescribed sandwich as indicated in the manual.  The inside gives the illusion that there are three scalloped circles.  But the top portion was made using two different size scallop circles to get a scallop frame/border.  I also distressed the edges with Orange Marmalade and Pine Needles.  Added some Orange Peel Stickles to the scallops.  I left the center in the natural wood color for stamping the sentiment.

Happy Fal_Inside View


And I sprayed the front and back of the card with both Iridescent and Gold Glitter Dust.

Note:  If there are any supplies used that are not currently available at Cutters Creek please contact Kim Bush and she may be able to special order it for you.  Thank you for stopping by.



Sunday, September 9, 2012

Feel Better Kiddo!

Today I bring you a cute card for a little boy who is feeling under the weather.  And what do you think would make the little boy feel just a tiny bit better?  Well I thought maybe some candy coated chocolate treats.  And the treats are in special tubes (3) just for him.  Oh and did you see his little doggie he isn’t feeling good either Sad smile They both have a slight fever.  Do you think some doggie treats will make Fido feel better?  I hope so!  Oh and the little boy and the chair is on an action Wobble.  It is so darn cute when you touch the image and it just wobbles.  How much fun will that be for the recipient.
Get Well Card For Little Boy with Treats
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Cutters Creek  Supplies Used:  Stickles Glitter Glue, Copic Atyou Spica Glitter pen, Action Wobble,  papers, tag, buttons and digital stamps are from my personal supplies.  The buttons were made using a Memory Box Die called Round Buttons, the digital stamp of the little boy and chair with pet dog was colored using Prisma Colored Pencils.  And the Digital sentiment stamp was created on the computer. The tag is by Spellbinders Shapeabilities (Ribbon Tags Trio). If there is anything you see here that Kim Bush of Cutters Creek does not carry in the store she may special order it for you.  All you have to do is contact Kim here.
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