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March 2009

Technique Tuesday with a card...

I have been playing with a lot of my alcohol inks with my Clear Scraps products and wanted to share with all of you a fun technique...

You will need a piece of Clear Scraps Acrylic, Alcohol ink in your favorite color, gold metallic alcohol ink and some dimensional pearls.

Once you have the protective coating off of ONE side you can start applying your alcohol ink to your acrylic.  (I used the new "cloudy blue" from the new lights collection). Continue to Ink your piece of Acrylic till you have the desired color letting it dry in between.  I went over it 4 times with the blue ink.


Next shake up your gold metallic alcohol ink and drop a few drops onto your piece of inked acrylic. I wanted a lot of gold so I put several drops on my acrylic.


Take your felt ink tool and dab the gold ink to spread it around your acrylic leaving some of the blue to still show through.


Next take your blue ink and drop small drops of ink onto your acrylic where your blue was showing through so it becomes darker. Let dry


once dry add more blue drops to your blue area on your flower and let dry
(see how the gold has a flaked look)


Here is a close up


Here is another view from a different angle


I wanted my blue just a tad bit darker so I added another drop of blue ink to my blue areas.


Once dry I took the gold dimensional pearls and added some dots and lines to the edge and center of my acrylic flower. This step will take about 30 min to dry fully


Once dry I added my altered acrylic flower to the center of my card where it can be the center of attention.


I hope you like this technique. Not sure what it's called or if anyone else has used it in the past, but I like it. I would love to see what you do with this technique so be sure to link me up.

Hugs and Happy Tuesday to yall...
Elisa Kammerdiener
Clear Scraps Designer

8" x 10" Layout With Clear Scraps Scalloped Circle Frames


The focal point of this layout is a Clear Scraps scalloped circle frame. It's the perfect accent for one of my favorite photos!

Supply List:

Clear Scraps Scallop Circle Frames
Beige Cardstock
Tsukineko Walnut Inks
Fiber Scraps EZ Tintz Walnut Inks
Rubber Stamps by Stampendous: Sketched Daisy and Sketched Blossoms
Clear Stamps by Autumn Leaves: Stitched Journaling Panels by Maryann Wise
Clear Stamps by Fancy Pants: Chic Alpha
StaZon ink in Timber Brown
Distress Ink by Tim Holtz / Ranger Industries ~ Vintage Photo and Tea Dye
Zig Painty Pen in Burnt Caramel
Prima Flower
Lumiere Metallic Paint in Metallic Bronze by Jacquard Products
Brad by Hot Off the Press / Accent Depot
Zip Dry Paper Glue
Fiskars Mini Scallop Paper Edgers
Glue Dots


First, use pieces of cut-up newspaper or other scrap paper to layer on top of the cardstock. Then lightly spritz walnut ink onto the cardstock. Vary the placement of the newspaper and use a variety of colors of walnut ink so that you end up with interesting geometric blocks of color.

Stamp the Sketched Daisy and Sketched Blossom rubber stamps onto the paper using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Next, use the Clear Scraps scallop circle frame as a template to trace around your photo and cut it out. Then ink the scallop circle frame with Timber Brown Stazon and let it dry. When it is dry, draw around the outline of the flower with the Zig Painty Pen. Attach the frame to the photo using Zip Dry paper glue. Make sure to spread the glue evenly ~ you can use a sponge brush or paintbrush to do this. Then attach the photo to the layout using more Zip Dry.

Stamp your title using Fancy Pants Chic Alpha and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Cut out each letter using Fiskars Mini Scallop Paper Edgers. Attach the letters to the layout.

Paint the Prima flower with Lumiere metallic paint and let it dry. Fasten a bronze colored brad in the center of the flower and attach the Prima flower to the layout using a Glue Dot.

Stamp the journaling panels using Tea Dye Distress Ink. Complete the journaling using the Zig Painty Pen.

Add the layout to your scrapbook album, and enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Hope your week is off to a great start.
Posted by: Amy Solovay

A Little Crown for a Little Girl

     hello to all the LOVERS of ClearScraps.....and to those that haven't tried them yet......get'll LOVE them too!!!

Clearscrsp 09  we had some snow today inClearscrsp 09 (8) st.louis.....and it was gone by in the spirit of spring time i made a little crown album for a little i just have to find a little girl to snap some photos of to finish off this little jewel!  (the little neighbor girl is sick with a cold.....and NOT too cooperative!)   i used the regular size ClearScraps Crown album, MME just Dreamy2 paper,Platinum Stickles, Butterflies that are available at ScrappinIt in Quincy, Il, assorted ClearScraps (photo corners, flowers), and i also used the cuttlebug to emboss some of the ClearScraps!  What fun on a Sunday afternoon!

Thanks for stopping by..........come back soon!!!   and get some ClearScraps TODAY!!!!

 Clearscrsp 09 (1) Clearscrsp 09 (2)

Spring has sprung

      It is officially spring. Here in Oregon trees are budding, bulbs are emerging from the ground and babies are on my mind. No, not me ;), I'm NOT pregnant. I do however, have a few friends that are. Inspired by all things representing new life, I decided to grab my Clear Scraps Scalloped tag chipboard album and create an adorable baby album for one of these special pregnant ladies in my life.

     I know Clear Scraps is mostly known for it's acrylic product, but did you know that they make many of their acrylic items in chipboard too. There is something special about this chipboard too, at least it's something that I love about it. The edges of the chipboard are a darker brown from being cut with the laser. I think it looks like someone pre-inked the edges for you, giving it a very finished look. Love that!

     The photos I used in this album are of my third son. They are just props, the pages really are blank as far as the photo goes, but it looked so much better with some actual pictures in it!


 Baby2  Baby3  Baby4  Baby5  Baby5  Baby6  Baby7  Baby8  Baby9  Baby10



Patterned Paper: Scribble Scrabble

American Crafts thickers, Stickles, Jenni Bowlin felt, EK success edge punches, Rangers Distress Ink

Take time to enjoy the little bursts of Spring! 

Tonya Dirk

Clear Scraps Design Team 

All about the Owls!

"HOO" says Clear Scraps is all about the clear acrylic....check out their chipboard albums!  Oh did I have fun with this Clear Scraps Owl Chipboard Album!  I received the new line from Best Creation, Inc. and it was a perfect match! 


Patterned Paper

Best Creation, Inc.

Decorative Paper

Glittered Paper - Best Creation, Inc.


Ribbon - unknown, Fibers - unknown, Rick Rack - Creative Impressions


Helmar Acid Free Glue, Helmar 450 Quick Dry, Helmar Gemstone Glue, Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots, Helmar Premium Craft Glue


Owl Chipboard Album - Clear Scraps, Rub Ons - Die Cuts with A View, Crystal Stickers - Mark Richards, Gems - unknown, Flowers - Creative Charms, Gem Flowers - Creative Charms

The secret to this album is securely adhereing the patterened paper to the chipboard without getting those pesky bubbles.  I use Helmar Acid Free Glue and cover the chipboard completely with a nice even layer of adhesive:

Remember that Clear Scraps just is not about the acrylic.  Their chipboard albums are the latest and greatest!

Tracy Weinzapfel Burgos
Clear Scraps Design Team Member

Extraordinary ATC?

Bliss ATC (Resize) 

I'm sure most of us had tried making some ATCs using card stocks or pattern papers. But have you tried using acrylic? If you have not try it, you SHOULD!! One of Clear Scraps latest release during last CHA is the acrylic ATC pieces. They are pre-cut acrylic in the size of an ATC. The acrylic really inspire me to create a very different kind of ATC.


I've tried to maintainthe see-throughness of the acrylic ATC in my design to make it more unique. I've added just a few small pieces of pattern papers to it and used the acrylic paint stamping technique to create my design on it.


The dragonfly is cut out from a piece of acrylic and later embossed it's wings using an embossing tool. I've inked it's wings with some alcohol ink and add some Stickles to it. Isn't this ATC fun? Try to create your version of it! You'll love it!  

Irene Tan

ClearScraps DT Member