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May 2012

Bellgrave Send It Clear Card

Howdy friends, Leah here with you today to share a new to me technique and a beautiful Send It Clear card. We will be using the Bellgrave card, alcohol ink, Spray mist of your choice, and a Clear Scraps sentiment stamp.

Here's my finished card


I used my Cameo to cut out this butterfly using My Minds Eye pattern paper.


It is actually pop dotted on the card.

I wanted to add a little bit of product to the front panels, enough to create a frosted look, but not anything that looked like snow.


So I grabbed some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and spritzed it onto my alcohol ink applicator.

Grab your Mixative Pearl Alcohol ink next (shake well)


and generously add drops of it all across the top of the mist


I absolutely LOVE this pearl mixative. I need more in my stash!


Peel the protective film off one side of your panel, then take your fully loaded applicator and pounce, straight up and down, moving all over the surface of the acrylic.

Can you see the light pink sheen mixed with the alcohol mixative?
(In this photograph, the protective film is still on the bottom side.)

Let it air dry about 10 minutes, or speed up the process by heating with your heat gun. Then let it sit to cure while you duplicate the process on the other card panel.

I bet you can create some lovely creations using this technique.

Here's the card opened up.


and a closer look of the stamped sentiment on the inside.


I hope you've enjoyed today's card!

Supplies Used
Card: Clear Scraps Send it Clear - Bellgrave
Pattern Paper: My Minds Eye
Stamp: Clear Scraps - You're In my thoughts
Adhesive: Beacons 3-in-1, American Crafts Pop Dots
Ink: Jenni Bowlin, Ranger Alcohol Ink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Other: Cameo Silhouette Cut file (4x6_lace_butterflyjourney_life_card_C01424_19547)

Have a wonderful day!
Leah Crowe

Making it fit - Large Expressions Titles

Clear Scraps has an incredible collection of small Expressions titles (like Splash, Happy Birthday, Meow, Love, Laugh, and lots more)  They're perfect for all types of layouts and cards.  But they also have the larger (some longer than 12") Expressions titles (like Memories, Together, Family, to name a few).  In the past, I've used several for Home Decor items - where the finished project size isn't determined by a 12x12 piece of paper - here are a few: 

Across a string of banner pieces:



Diagonal on a Home Decor frame:


But sometimes the word is perfect and you need it on a layout or an album cover that it just won't fit on.  That's when you have to get a little creative and MAKE it fit.  In order to get MEMORIES to fit on this 12x12 Top-Load album cover, I had to cut all the letters of the word apart and overlap them.  Before I glued them all down on the cover though, I used alcohol ink to colour them and then outlined them all in a gold-leaf marker so that even overlapped, they'd stand out as separate letters and be legible. 


Looking forward to seeing some of your creative ways to use these large Expressions titles.....share them with us on our facebook page!!





Daily Verses Wall hanging!

Hello everyone! It's me Adora! Today's project is this wall hanging I made using a page of the Clear scraps 7X7 Scalloped Album and Acrylic frame embellishment. I think it makes a great gift, but I am keeping this one :) I will make some more though :). I attached a big clip to hold the square frame that holds the small pad of daily verses I found at our local Christian store. The clip is so you'll have a choice of what ever you want to display. It could be quotes, or maybe a photo.....whatever tickles your fancy. :)

As for technique; alcohol inks and pink paislee papers for backing. Then top it with vines and flowers by Prima.


By the way this is one of my favorite verses. It truly speaks to me....


Thank you all for stopping by and checking us out here at Clear Scraps....until next time


Geometrical Acrylic layout

Life Is An Adventure(Resize)
Today, I would like to share with you all a geometrical layout using Clear Scraps acrylic sheet as the base.

Check out the details below.


In the close-up above, I've purposely cut out a circle from the pattern paper and exposed part of the acrylic to create a tranparent geometric shape.

I've stamped around the edges of the acrylic to create a floating frame for the layout. Remember to use only permanent ink to stamp on acrylic.

Hope you all find this layout inspiring! Have fun creating! 


Clear Scraps Educator

She-art on acrylic

Most of you have seen some version of Christi Tomlinson's She-Art canvas workshops - if you haven' her name and She-Art for an inspiration-induced coma that you won't want to come out of :)    I plan to do some canvases like this too soon but for my very first one, I decided to start simple, using the She-Art Die Cut Bits & Pieces and as my base, instead of a canvas.....a 12x12 sheet of Clear Scraps acrylic

Aside from the fact that I love using acrylic as a base for projects, there were 2 other main reasons I did this. 

1.)  With acrylic, I find it easier to layer paints that I'm still learning to work with.  If you watch Christi Tomlinson's youtube videos you'll see what I mean - she's a mad-woman painting and I'm sitting there watching with my mouth open wishing I had her talent.  Somehow my projects don't quite look like that.  On acrylic, I can layer underneath AND on top of the acrylic.  In fact, for this project, I used watercolour on the underside of my layout and acrylic paint (put on with bubble wrap) on top of it.  Watercolour isn't necessarily recommended for acrylic because it will scratch off but I sealed my underside in with a piece of patterned ledger paper from Prima.  Smart, eh?

and  2.) With acrlic....I can SEW on it.  I love the look of stitched layouts and this She-Art line lends itself perfectly to a little extra sewing.  On a canvas you're pretty much relegated to doodling and rub-on stitches instead of the real thing.  But on my acrylic layout, even with 2 sides painted and patterned paper below and on top, I could stitch through it with no trouble at all. I stitched the whole border of the layout, the sun's rays, the stems on the flowers and a little across her dress. 





Here's the finished project:


"She knew she was loved"

Thanks for stopping in!  If you're a canvas-artist.....take a break and try acrylic as your base sometime.

Cathy Schellenberg


Clear Beach Layout

Good morning friends, 

Pinky here with a beach themed layout today. 

Sometimes I just want to have that glassy effect on a layout and what better way than to just use Clear Scraps acrylic 12X12 sheets as the base. 


It's simple and elegant and is a great reflection of water. 


I used Viva Decor Pearl pens on the acrylic and the title, silver card stock with some fun tear drop gems. I am ready to scrap the rest of the beach photos!

Pinky- Clear Scraps Design Team