Monday, October 18, 2021

VIDEO: Recycle & Make Shakers!

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I'm shaker impaired. I've admitted that on many occasions, so no need to act surprised! So I was so excited to see this My Favorite Things video by Mindy. She learned this trick from others, but I learned it from that video, so that's where I'm linking you. Technique genealogy is hard LOL.

Anyway - what I'm terrible at is making the foam tape nice and neat, not getting sequins all over the foam, and then getting the back of the shaker part straight. BASICALLY EVERYTHING TO DO WITH A SHAKER. Earlier this year, I found a product I LOVE - these simple shaker sleeves that do the same thing I'm doing today, but what I love about today's card is that it's very painful for me to just put alllllllll those plastic sleeves in the recycle bin when I file my stamps. It hurts my heart. 

So today I put those to good use with this technique!

The video for this card includes the full process of creating the background, and then the simple shaker process. The background was made with Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade and Tumbled Glass ink, this script stamp and my favorite gold splattering ink. The silhouette botanicals are from this set and then I used this fall collection glitter paper and this word die. The two sequin mixes are this fall-ish one and this blue to try to pick up colors in the background. You will need a strong double sided adhesive. 


Here are the other three card panels I made with the background technique all in one session - I was working on the backgrounds for all four at the same time as you will see. I love these botanicals. So classic. Reminds me of a LOT of stamps I had in the late 1900's that I gravitated to over and over. Some things never change, right? I feel like I will always be drawn to the type of imaged I imprinted on like a baby duck. OH - speaking of baby ducks - check out this sweet video


Here's the video!



Floral Glass Craft Mat — Glassboard...
[ GLS ]
Herb Silhouettes Stamp Set
[ WFF ]
CG830 Script Bold Prints - Hero Arts
[ HA ]
Happy Fall Y'all Word Topper Die –...
[ PFS ]
GM100 Gold & Pewter Glimmer Metallic...
[ HA ]
Spiked Cider Sequin Mix – Picket...
[ PFS ]
Sequin Mix - Spiked Ocean Water –...
[ PFS ]
PS779 Glitter Paper Fall - Hero Arts
[ HA ]
Speedball Soft Rubber Brayer - 2''
[ BLIC ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad...
[ SSS | ACH | JGG ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad...
[ SSS | ELH | JGG ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WORN...
[ SSS | ELH | ACH | JGG ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad...
[ SSS | ELH | ACH | JGG ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad...
[ SSS | ACH | JGG ]
Tonic Studios - Shaker Creator -...
[ TNC ]
Understand Blue Slimline Folded...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #3...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #1...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #2...
[ CTC ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | SSS | ELH ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Storage Envelopes, Medium 25pk,...
[ ELH ]
CheckOutStore Stamp & Die Clear...
[ CHC ]
Extra Large -50 pk, Avery Elle Stamp...
[ ELH ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]
The Ink Stand White MINI is354 at...
[ SSS ]
The Ink Stand White RECTANGLE...
[ SSS ]


One more tip on splattering - definitely stamp first. Anything with a little bit of acrylic in it is going to act as a resist for dye inks, so that's the reason I stamped before I splattered. And depending on what you're splattering you'll get both a resist and a bit of dimension so if you stamp on top of that you'll get a little halo, too, potentially. 

Today is my allergy shot day - YAY - for some reason this month everything was blooming hard. I never normally feel a thing because of my shots but when it's crazy high it will break through so I'm always happy to go get a little boost or four. 

Hard to believe Halloween is almost here, but we can definitely feel it in the weather this year, and my squirrels are hiding food like crazy. 

I hope you have a great week ahead! 

Loveyameanitbye.

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Crafty Rewind Series: Vortex Masking With Circle Dies

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Happy Friday! This week was three years long, so I'm happy to have made it this far. 

Some weekend plans include a new cookie recipe, and this fabulous gourmet Salisbury Steak recipe I've shared before. 

Because this week was such a mess, I've been just eating nothing, so last night I made my favorite egg salad recipe and I had it on a pretzel bun that was PHENOMENAL. At some point this year I bought these pretzel buns as well as just some pretzels from Eastern Provisions and I had popped them in the freezer. So I thawed one out yesterday and man, was it great. I have another one in the fridge. I stumbled across that site somehow, and it gave me a happy memory of touring the Aneheuser Busch facility in St. Louis when I was in elementary school. At the end of the tour we got a hot pretzel with mustard and a little glass of Budweiser - yes, even the kids. I've loved hot pretzels since - I really identified with the pretzel day episode of The Office!

PS - Breweries smell like bakeries! I remember Hershey, PA smelling terrible, but St. Louis around the breweries smelled great.

Anyway, I'm back with my Crafty Rewind series today - revisiting stamps from a year or so ago to give you new ideas, and today's video will give you a fun new way to use any basic nesting shape die set - I used my Circle Infinity Dies and this cute critter set. I also used the dies to cut an opening so the owl is on the front of the card, and the vortex style moon is on the inside. 


Here's the video!


DI199 Nesting Circle Infinity Dies...
[ HA ]
SB263 Fawn and Friends Combo - Hero Arts
[ HA ]
Floral Glass Craft Mat — Glassboard...
[ GLS ]
Hero Arts Butter Bar Shadow Ink
[ HA ]
AF331 Dandelion Bold Ink - Hero Arts
[ HA ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #1...
[ CTC ]
Amazon.com : Avery 6465 Removable...
[ AMZUS ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #3...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #2...
[ CTC ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | SSS | ELH ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Storage Envelopes, Medium 25pk,...
[ ELH ]
CheckOutStore Stamp & Die Clear...
[ CHC ]
Extra Large -50 pk, Avery Elle Stamp...
[ ELH ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]
The Ink Stand White MINI is354 at...
[ SSS ]
The Ink Stand White RECTANGLE...
[ SSS ]

I'll be back with a new video Monday!

Loveyameanitbye.

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