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December 31, 2012
Don't look at the garland too closely, my children decorated there and sometimes it's hard not to go back and 'fix it'! :)
Other products used: Jingle Bell (Michaels), Glitter (Martha Stewart), Alcohol Ink (Ranger), Gold string & doily (misc)
I am sure you have a wonderful time with your familly and enjoying Christmas holidays. Elena with you today to share some winter inspiration. I've made a set of Christmas tags for my daughter
I used 12x12 Acrylic Sheet and cut out 3 tags with my Big Shot. It is very easy to cut any shape from this sheet so it gives you a variety of alternatives. I wanted to achieve the transparency effect that reminds me the frosty mornings.
I started with the edges and dabbed them in white acrylic paint with a sponge.
Then I misted with a spray the backside and glued some punched branches and snowflakes. I decorated the front of the tag and sprinked white acrylic paint as a final step.
I added a small stamped tag for the sentiment and some notes
On my second tag I've tried to make a heat embossing with Chrystals Antiquite embossing powder. Be careful with overhetaing. I like the effect of the snow that it gives
On the backside I added a small paper tag for my notes and sprinkled the white paint again
and the back side
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
and I hope you will be inspired of my projects next 2013 year too
and you can always check my projects on my blog
Hi, Tonya here today to share with you a fun little card. When I pulled this acrylic word out of my box I wasn't real sure how I was going to go about using it. Then I googled some quotes that included the word Expression Small Courage and found one that I had the perfect papers to go with. It is by John Wayne and worked great with the Sasparilla line from October Afternoon.
I added alcohol inks in both a rust and slate color to the back of the word, super fast and easy!
and the rest of the quote I just hand wrote onto the inside the card.
I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family. I definintely did, but am looking forward to some nice quiet family time before the kids go back to school.
Tonya Dirk- Clear Scraps Design Team Member
Merry Christmas fellow crafters! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas alongside your loved ones. Kay here sharing a Christmas/Winter themed page. For this page I went with a dark blue, silver & white color palette instead of the usual green & red Christmas colors. I used a Clear Scraps Small Family Expressions for my title.
To give the acrylic title it's texture I followed the same steps I described in my 'Christmas 2012' page a few posts ago. The only change I made is that I gave the Diamond Dust the blue & silver color with alcohol inks this time instead of acrylic paint.
Just apply drops of alchol inks onto your alcohol ink applicator and dab the inks directly ontop of the Diamond Dust. Alcohol inks are not opaque and will not take the shimmer away from the Diamond Dust--it'll simply give the Diamond Dust a bit of color.
You can find more close ups & details for this page on my blog. Enjoy the rest of your holiday week & have a fabulous New Year. I'll be seeing you all again come 2013!
Kay Fatula - Clear Scraps Design Team
Merry Christmas Clear Scraps friends!!!
Pinky here with another handmade ornament project today.
I am really in the ornament making mood and when I found these mini Expressions from Clear Scraps in my pile of goodness I thought it would be PERFECT to create even more fun ornaments.
Step 1. Remover protective film from the back of the Expressions. Leaving the front film in tact.
Step 2. Coat back of Expressions in adhesive and glitter, set aside to dry.
Step 3. Take Bell Mini Album or any wintery design from Clear Scraps, remove both sides of protective film.
Step 4. Using embossing adhesive- apply embossing enamel or powder to edges on the adhesive.
Step 5. GENTLY and slowly heat set using embossing gun. Just lightly place heat on and remove quickly, working your way around the Clear Scraps acrylic. If it begins to warp immediately remove heat then press gently with finger or tweezers.
Step 6. Using Crop-A-Dile punch small holes where you want to thread ornament.
Step 7. Thread ornament using thin mesh ribbon. Knotting in the back.
Step 8. Create bow using same ribbon, adhere to top of Bell Mini Album Page.
Not only easy but beautiful and handmade!
I wish I had my tree up to photograh but it's not quite ready yet, I will be sure to share when it's up and on the tree!
Until next time- Happy Crafting
Pinky Hobbs- Clear Scraps Design Team
Yes it is.....Hello everyone!!! This is Adora, wishing you all a wonderful and a merry Christmas. The only thing left to do for me is to cook Christmas eve dinner for the entire family :) . This is a tradition I would like to keep for as long as I could. As time goes by, kids grow up and things will change, but for now I am it, my home is the place to be for my family to celebrate. I love it!!
Today i will share this hanging decor or it can be used as an ornament as well. It's easy to make :) - I spray painted the acrylics in white. I added few embellishements and tied it together as shown. So much fun to make and I really love how it turned out. :)
Here's a closer look! and the supplies I used; Clear Scraps Snowflake Mini; Clear Scraps Snowflake Large; Clear Scraps Acrylic Mini Snowman; K &Company and Heidi Swapp Free digital printables.
Thanks for stopping by!! HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS and a BLESSED 2013 to come!
Love - Peace & Joy
Hello everyone! Today, I would like to share with you all a fun layout which I've created. I've used a small acrylic angel and a small acrylic stocking by Clear Scraps to make this layout fun and interactive.
You will understand what I mean with the pictures below.
The photograph on this layout can be pop up and doubled as a home decor piece. If you look carefully, I've attach an acrylic angel peeking out on its left.
On the right of the layout is actually an open up little book for journaling. You can journal your wishes for your guests there or have you guests write some wishes there. I've inserted a small acrylic stocking there which serves as a cute bookmark or you can give it as a small gift for your guests.
Hope you all like this interactive layout and try creating one this Christmas! Have a wonderful Christmas!!
Clear Scraps Educator
Jingle Bells, Cheesecloth (Michaels), Twine (misc), Cotton Ink (Stazon), Distress Ink (Ranger), Snowflake stamp (Some Odd Girl)
Good afternoon Clear Scraps friends,
I know this is Authentique week and everyone has been creating such beautiful projects...I thought since we are in full swing with Christmas it was a good time to jump in with more handmade ornaments.
For this ornament I used the Clear Scraps Acrylic Bell Mini Album and the Authentique Festive Collection.
On the acrylic side I used Liquid Pearls and glitter to highlight some of the beautiful vintage print from the papers. It was not only easy to make, but it looks beautiful on the tree.
Be sure to "like" the Clear Scraps and Authentique pages on Facebook for the latest projects and updates!
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas friends-
Until next time- Pinky Hobbs: Clear Scraps Design Team
Hi friends! I've got something quick and simple for you today for Clear Scraps and Authentique Week!
I have been hoarding the Send It Clear cards for several months now. I've started to use them, cut papers... picked embellishments, and put it all away again because I'm a little scared of these cards! However, in my mind, I'm doing incredibly amazing things with them. Which kind of makes me think of this...
Enough of that, here's my very first attempt at the Half Scallop Send It Clear card:
I really like the send it clear cards. I did use two of the three card parts as I wanted the scallops to be the only think necessary to open. I tried StazOn in Cotton White for the first time, and I have to say, I love it! I glittered up the scallop edge with two different kinds of glitter- one red, one green. And, on the inside, I stamped a sentiment, where I inked up the holly and give it a little red glitter. (The stamp set is from Unity Stamp Co, and is forever old, and unfortunately not available anymore.)
Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas, and a safe and Happy New Year!
Be sure to visit Clear Scraps & Authentique on Facebook as well!
Hello once again fellow scrappers! Kay here with a page consisting of both Clear Scraps & Authentique goodies! This week we're teaming up with Authentique & what a great combo this makes! I was provided with the "Peaceful" collection by Authentique & what perfect timing with Christmas just around the corner. This gave me the opportunity to scrap our yearly Chirstmas photo--something I don't usually get to do until about July!
For this page I used a couple of snowflake pages from Clear Scraps Snowflake Mini Album. When it comes to these mini albums you don't necessarily have to use them as an album--the pages can also be used as embellishments as shown here.
From the "Peaceful" collection I used the following papers: Chill & Solitude.
To give the snowflakes it's texture I did the following steps:
Step 1: Outline your snowflakes with a white Sharpie Paint pen. These pens are permanent & meant for non-pourous surfaces such as acrylic. This will help the snowflakes stand out more.
Step 2: Cover your snowflake with adhesive. You can use any adhesive as long as it dries clear. Then apply Diamond Dust to the adhesive.
Step 3: This step is optional. You can actually leave your snowflake as is! It depends on your project. I needed my snowflake to stand out just a bit more. So I added this additional step. With a small paint brush, I lightly painted white acrylic paint onto my Diamond Dust. I also dabbed a bit of Silver metallic paint. With these two paints my snowflakes stood out a bit more.
How you place the snowflakes onto your project is up to you as well. You can place them with the Diamond Dust side facing up or with the Diamond Dust facing down. I decided to place my snowflakes with the Diamond Dust side facing down. Since the snowflakes are acrylic, you can still see the Diamond Dust & paint--I felt that placing the snowflakes this way fit my page better.
Here's a closeup of the other snowflake. I have it peeking out from behind my cluster of embellishments.
For more details & close ups on this page--feel free to visit my blog.
Make sure to check out the other Clear Scraps & Authentique projects this week. To visit the Authentique blog go here. To visit the Authentique Facebook page, check it out here. Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week!
Kay Fatula - Clear Scraps Design Team
Hello and a good Monday morning to everyone!!! Only nine more days till Christmas, are you all getting excited or are you about to pull you hair with all the busy-ness of the season!!! No matter what situation you're having, don't forget the real and true reason for the season :) and besides still nine more days, right!
Today I am excited to share with you this project, Clear Scraps and Authentique are teaming up for a fun and Christmas inspired week . Love the product combo!!
To embellished my page I used Clear Scraps Acrylic Ornaments; trace and cut the ornament shapes into the paper , smear inks on the edge and add ribbon.
I also used Clear Scraps "Holiday" Expressions Clear Word Title. I used olive green and red stazon ink for color.
Clear Scraps Clear Ornaments and Holiday Clear Expressions Word Title; Authentique Festive Collection, Stazon Ink Pads, Hampton Art Believe in Christmas STamp Collection and Clearsnap Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!! Make sure to check us out, Clear Scraps and Authentique on facebook!!!!