Sunday, November 26, 2017

Search the Skies on Christmas Eve Pallet Sign

I bought myself a Cricut Explore Air back in May 2017 and have been having lots of fun with creating various signs.  Most of them are made of rescued wood pallets that would otherwise end up in a landfill. No two pieces are identical.  Hope you will follow along for updates as I post them by "Liking" my Facebook page.  You can find this sign in my Here’s Your Sign Facebook page album with it’s info - on a PC go to my Here’s Your Sign FB page, click on Photos on the left side then Here’s Your Sign album across the top and that should open it.  On an iPhone, search for Here’s Your Sign FB page and open it.  Click on Photos then Here’s Your Sign album then click on the sign for its info.

"Search the Skies on Christmas Eve" from Here's Your Sign FB album. This one measures 13-1/2” wide x 27” high.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Packing Tape Technique - One Hour Card Class 052 - OHCC052

This technique is also known as the Glitter Window Technique. has a video on her blog that is much easier for you to understand than me trying to explain how this is done.

Paper: Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Presents and Pinecones DSP (Holiday 2016).

Stamps: Stitched with Cheer.

Ink: Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler.

Embellishments: Northern Flurry Impressions Folder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Silicone Craft Sheet, Emerald Envy Taffeta ribbon, Swiffer cloth, coffee filter, Rhinestone Jewels, packaging tape.

Punch: 2” circle.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Shaving Cream Technique – One Hour Card Class 051 - OHCC051

This technique has been around for some time.  It is a little bit messy, but has a great result!

To do the Shaving Cream technique, cut Whisper White cardstock 3” wide x 4” long.  You can get six 3” x 4” panels from one sheet of Whisper White cardstock.

Give the shaving cream (foam, not gel) a good shake.  Cover the bottom of your ice cream lid with shaving cream.

Smooth the shaving cream out a bit with the Popsicle stick.

Add two drops of Island Indigo re-inker on top of the shaving cream in different spots.

Stir the shaving cream and re-inker in a swirling motion.  Don’t swirl it too much as you want contrast.  Add more drops of re-inker if it isn’t as dark as you want it.

Lay out wax paper so it is ready.  Press your card stock into the shaving cream.  Cover the front completely. 

Pull your card stock out of the shaving cream immediately and lay it face up on the wax paper.  Lay another panel of Whisper White card stock on top of the one covered in shaving cream. 

Press together for a second then pull apart giving you two shaving cream coated backgrounds.

Swipe off the shaving cream with a Popsicle stick or scrape it along the edge of your ice cream lid.

Wipe clean with a paper towel.

Repeat for an Invitation envelope – keep the flap out of the way as not to catch any moisture!

Keep repeating with more cardstock if desired.  You can always add more drops of re-inker or even a different color.  You can get a lot of background pieces from a small amount of shaving cream.

Give it 5 to 10 minutes to dry before trying to use adhesive on it.

Stamps: Flurry of Wishes.

Cardstock: Island Indigo, Whisper White.

Ink: Island Indigo, Island Indigo re-inker.

Punch: Snow Flurry.

Tools: Softly Falling EF, Stampin' Dimensionals, Shaving Cream (foam not gel), Popsicle stick or plastic knife, ice cream lid, wax paper, paper towels, Misti.

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