Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here, woohoo!
Today I'm sharing how I made my March tag. Doesn't it just scream spring, sunshine, and happiness?
I used Clear Scraps Scalloped Tags for this months tag.
To start, I decided I wanted a dry embossed effect, so I grabbed my embossing folder and positioned it atop the tag.
Once I ran it through my Big Shot, I peeled off the protective film from the front and back of the acrylic tag.
I love the feeling of peeling the film away from the acrylic after having embossed it. I then adhered the pattern paper to the back using Beacons 3-in-1 liquid adhesive.
Use your Kraft knife to cut away the excess paper. I then took some alcohol ink (you could also use Stazon ink) to add some color and definition to the embossed words. Then, start layering your tags or pattern papers.
Have a beautiful weekend!
Products Used: Clear Scraps Scalloped Tags, Pattern Paper: American Craft; Ephemera: Pink Paislee; Embossing Folder: Dear Lizzy; Adirondack Alcohol Ink, Pop Dots, Beacons 3-in-1.
Hi, Connie here with a layout page using the Expression Large Love Word by Clear Scraps. You will need to have a pair of scissors and a steady hand to get started. Creating with acrylic adds great dimension to a layout page. Get those scissors~
The LOVE word is a vertical piece of acrylic. To achieve this design the acrylic will need to be cut in half. Using scissors cut the acrylic below the heart. Remove the plastic from both pieces. Lay out the letters on the pattern paper and trace the shape. Cut the letter shapes and adhere to the back of the acrylic pieces. Ink with StazOn black around the acrylic.
Attach both pieces of the word to the center of the layout with Beacon 3-IN-1. Embellish the page and then tell your story.
Shading each letter makes the word really pop off the layout page. Dimensional adhesive is used on the extra embellishments and stickers on the layout page. The journal strips are created in Microsoft Word, printed out, trimmed in strips and shaded with black ink. Every other strip is adhered with dimensional adhesive.
Clear Scraps: Expressions Large Love V
other: Beacon 3-IN-1 adhesive, StazOn/black
pattern paper, stickers, black ink (for splats)
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member
Hello! Jennifer here today to share my March tag along with steps on my technique! I started with a chipboard tag from the Chipboard Tag Album and painted the front with Distress Paint.
Once my tag was dry, I used the new 5x9 Grass Butterfly Layering Stencil. First, using metallic texture paste and the grass portion of the stencil, I lightly applied my paste to the bottom portion of the tag.
It is best to clean off whatever medium you use on your layering stencil right away; water and a paper towel usually does the trick! Next, ensuring my stencil was dry, I applied modeling paste to the butterflies. Confession, I used acrylic paint first but I didn't like how it turned out! LOL So, I covered it up with my modeling paste.
Before lifting my stencil, I sprinkled some Stickles Dry Glitter to the modeling paste to give the butterflies some extra shine!
Once dry, I was ready to embellish my tag with paper and die cuts!
Thank you for stopping by! Hope that our March tags are inspiring you to do some creating with Clear Scraps! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, button: Maggie Homes for Crate Paper; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; metallic texture paste: Heidi Swapp; paint: Ranger; glitter: Stickles; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; misc: ribbon.
These are so fun to play with. I added a sticker to the center and then filled it up with seed beads.I used a baby paper line to cover of the chipboard piece but you can do whatever you want to these.
Here is a close up of the baby rattle shaker!
It was not complete without a cute bow.
Hi everyone! Nancy here today to share with you my March tag. I made the tag with one of the chipboard tags from the Tag Album and Tag Box Set and some Quick Quotes papers.
I began by cutting out the basic sizes and shapes I would need to create the layers for my tag. I use a file to clean the edges of my paper from the chipboard so I get a nice clean line
Then, I dry brushed and splattered a bit of paint on all my layers to soften the colors and patterns.
I find that a fan brush works best for me when trying to get a somewhat controlled splatter on my projects. A toothbrush also works well, but then I would need two brushes. hee hee
Next I layered my papers using different thicknesses of foam squares to add dimension.
A few coordinating flowers (these are from Prima Marketing)
as well as a jeweled medallion.
Thanks for dropping by.
Hi friends! Today I'm sharing my February tag for Clear Scraps. March has many meaningful days for me but the majority of people share one day in particular and that day is St. Patty's Day. Traditionally the color for march is Green! Celebrating with all our Irish friends and sometime pretending we have a little Irish in all of us!
Seems like life is always too busy for the most important things, however this fun tag won't take you long at all. I created this tag with Clear Scraps Chipboard Tag Album.
For this acrylic tag I adhered the paper 6othe tag and embellished the tag on the front with handmade flowers. I popped up all the pieces with pop dots for dimension. To finish it off add a piece of twine bow to the top.
Hope you enjoyed my February Tag and hope you're playing along with the design team on the ClearScraps Blog and making your own pretty tags!
Be sure to stop by and check out all the beautiful tags this month by our talented designers!
As always thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog today!!
Hi, Connie here with a gift idea using the Flour De Shaker by Clear Scraps. Using an extra large tag and the Flour De Shaker, a super cute tag/card was made and even doubled as a gift. Let me show you what I mean~
This is the front of the tag, decorated with pattern paper and stickers. To make the fold in the tag, find the center of the tag and score two lines , one on each side of the center guide. About a 1/2" space will work great for the shaker to have space. The background is acrylic paint splatted on with an old toothbrush. My favorite way to add color randomly to a background card or tag. Here is a few step out photos of how the Flour De Shaker by Clear Scraps came together.
Trace the shape of the Flour De on pattern paper and cut it out. Small nail scissors work great for this. Use Beacon 3-1 to adhere the pattern paper to the back shaker chipboard piece. Add sequins to the inside, of the shaker, and glue on the frame and acrylic piece. Remember to remove the plastic from the Flour De shape. Use a small paint brush and paint the front frame with acrylic beige paint. The sides were also painted . When the paint is good and dry, the Flour De Shaker is ready to be adhered to the inside of the tag.
An inside look before the gift was added ~
The money was rolled up and stuck in under the twine.
other: pattern paper, twine, embellishments, acrylic paint, ex. lrg. black tag, stickers, Beacon 3-1 adhesive.
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member
Below is a peek of the inside album pages..
Its just a fun way to hold all your sweet photos. Make it personalized. Cut up and add all sorts of embellishments and sentiments of your choice.
To bind my mini I used ribbon to weave through the holes and made a bow. I done this to all three holes.
This would make a cute baby shower gift, birth gift or just a keepsake that you would like to treasure.
Well hello again Clear Scraps friends and family, it's just me Pinky today! Have you seen the new 3X12 Stencils? You need to check them out, they are so fun for home decor.
For this project I had an old chalkboard I had use for some photography I did, and it was just laying there so I decided it was the perfect frame to use the NEW Blessings 3X12 stencil/template for some home decor. So I mixed some paint with good old Gesso, and created a soft robin egg blue, then I stenciled it onto the middle of the chalkboard.
Because I wanted to take advantage of the chalkboard look I used my acrylic paints and a sponge paired with the 6" Monarch Butterfly Stencil and sponged on paint lightly so it looks like chalk.
Then I actually used my fingers to go around the edges with paint as well, yes it was messy but I am always mess while crafting so I just washed up afterwords.
I had some spring themed papers left so I trimmed out the "For you" and the "Spring" and added those after allowing everything to dry. Then I used a Viva Decor Pearl Pen to add the flutters for the butterflies. I can't wait to hand it over to my friend, I think she will just love it!
Check out all the cool stencils Clear Scraps has, they are so much fun to play with.
Happy Crafty Day friends, I hope you enjoyed the project today.
Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer
Happy, Happy Tuesday!! We're halfway through the week and month!
I'm excited to share another 12x12 acrylic layout with you!
Today it's the gorgeous Corner Flourish!
It's packaged like this, with protective film on each side of the acrylic to protect it until you are ready to create with it.
For my layout, I turned the acrylic layout 180 degrees counter clockwise.
The acrylic layouts come together pretty quickly because you don't have to put a lot of thought into the creative process if you just want to sit down and get something made. Basically, you can spruce these up 'til your hearts content. :)
I started out by mixing some Colorshine with acrylic paint to get the soft pink color to match my pattern paper, and then painted it on the backside of the acrylic layout. Once it was dry, I added my photo to the pattern paper, and then adhered the 12x12 layout to the paper as well.
I then just went to town embellishing.
I love that even with the paint on the acrylic, its still a bit transparent and you can see some of the paper through it.
Thanks for checking in with us, keep coming back or pop into our Facebook group for some inspiration there as well!
Products Used: Pattern Paper & Ephemera: Crate Paper; Stickers: October Afternoon, American craft; Flowers & Pebbles: Prima; Wood Clip: Pink Fresh Studio; Ink/Paint: Heidi Swap, Apple Barrel; Adhesive: Beacons 3-in-1, Foam Dots.
See you soon,
Hey there Clear Scraps friends and family, it is Pinky today and I have a fun mixed media March Tag to share today using the NEW 5X9 Feathers Layering Stencilc and I am in love with these new Layer Stencils for mixed media!
So you probably know I love the graduated paint colors of course I used 3 colors to paint the tag itself, I used the 5X9 Feathers Layering Stencil and painted the base a bright purple, then I took some modeling paste and I mixed a Tsp with 3 different colors of paint so I had about a Tsp of each color. I then used the 3 colors to add the second layer to the stencil. I love the look.
After that I used the leftover paste to create the 6" Monarch Butterfly Stencil the one butterfly.
After that I used the Clear Scraps Spring Sequins and I had a LOVE & Breathe around in my stash. Oh and I shouldn't forget that I used the same bright purple paint to edge the tag. These tags are so much fun, you should try them, a great way to expand your mixed media knowledge without messing up a full project if you are experimenting! Plus you can add them to layouts, etc...
Happy Monday friends, have a wonderfully crafty week, Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Designer
Hi friends! It's Jennifer and I'm here to share an easy, fun layout using the new Stars Chipboard Embellishments! Clear Scraps has a large variety of accent shapes perfect for just about any project! Stars are one of my favorite shapes so I was instantly drawn to them when the new release was revealed!
I started with one of the XL Deco Shapes which are 12x12 and a way to change up your layouts! I used Ranger Alcohol ink in Mermaid to color the outside edges of my acrylic.
I set aside my Deco Shape to allow the alcohol ink to dry (which doesn't take long) so I could paint my Stars Chipboard Embellishments. I added a few layers of Distress Paint in Cracked Pistachio covering the entire front of the chipboard.
After the paint was dry, I used my embossing ink and clear embossing powder to give the stars a bit of "shine".
The stars make great accents to my page with the pop of teal color against the background!
I layered die cuts and stickers from the collection I used along with a cute journaling tag.
Up close shot of the alcohol ink color on the acrylic! Remember it doesn't have to be perfect (mine rarely are LOL) and don't be afraid to experiments with colors! You may be surprised at your results!
Thank you for stopping by today! Go to the Clear Scraps shop to check out all of the Chipboard Shape Embellishments plus much more! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, journaling pen: Shimelle for American Crafts; enamel dots: Simple Stories; ink, paint, embossing powder: Ranger; acrylic stars: Colorcast Designs; punches: Fiskars, EK Success; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb.
It is March already Clear Scraps Fans!
With that said I want to show you my March Tag! When I think of March I think fresh green! Clover, St Paddy's Day, leprechauns , and Spring.
I want to explain to you how I have done my tag.
The first thing I did was choose my background paper and traced the tag out from it. I also fussy cut all the images I want to include on my tag at this time.
I then ink all the edges up with distress ink. I then start loading the tag up with all my cut images and background paper. I add pop dots under the things that I want to pop up!
Once that is done I like to add twine and flowers to complete my look.
I also fussy cut butterflies and add rhinestones to the center. I just love butterflies. They are just so beautiful in the spring.
Add a ribbon bow at the top and there you have it. Be sure to experiment with some tags it will get you addicted. You can get them at Clear Scraps!
Hello everyone! It's Irene with you all today. Do you all know that Clear Scraps has some cool acrylic phone stands for altering? These acrylic phone stands will be perfect for your own use or as a special gift for a friend. For today's project, I've used Clear Scraps scallop phone stand. To make it more interesting, I've also used Clear Scraps flourish branch stencil to create some stenciled images on it.
Here are some details on it.
To decorate this phone stand, I used some romantic pattern papers and images. I've also added some flowers and ribbon to it. For detailing the stenciled flourish, I've used some Stickles.
Hope you all like this project and have a great weekend!