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Stenciled Card Set

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a stenciled card set using the 6" Groovy Heart Stencil.  This stencil can be used in many different ways, just experiment and see what happens.

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Start by creating a background using spray inks and water on a sheet of white cardstock.

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Continue spraying inks until the paper is completely inked.  Move the paper around until you get the coverage you like.

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Heat set the paper.  Once dry, place the 6" Groovy Heart Stencil on the panel, taping it in place.

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Spritz over the stencil with yellow ink then carefully remove the stencil.
 
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Heat set the panel, then cut to size.  Since the stencil left a white outline it stands out against the background.

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Mat the stenciled panel with purple cardstock.  Add assorted flowers and brads randomly about the card.  Adhere the panel to a yellow card. 
Using a Memory Box Die, cie cut hello from Rinea Violet/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and place over the heart.
 
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Using the same stencil and the left over background panel, reverse the stencil and tape it to the background panel. 
Ink over the stencil with purple inks.  Add embossing powder and heat set.

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Mat the panel with white and purple cardstocks.  Add assorted flowers and brads randomly about the card.  Adhere the panel to a yellow card.  
 
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Using the Memory Box die, die cut hello from Rinea Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and place over the heart.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Rinea Foiled Paper; Imagine Crafts Ink; Memorybox Die; flowers; brads


Vacation Jars Embellished with Shakers

Hola,

Tami here today to show you a fun was to use two of the new Clear Scraps Shakers: Mini Girl Mouse and Mini Flip Flops

Spring and Summer is VACAY time! And that means planning and budgeting for them. You might just find yourself with some extra time on your hands in the coming days, so how about spending some of it getting crafty? 

Clear Scraps Shakers are fun to embellish and fill, you can use them on cards, gift bags, make magnets or ornaments out of them, use them on decor projects --- all sorts of things.

I thought they would be a great way to embellish Vacation Jars to use to save up for a family vacay...

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The bottom layer of the Flip Flops was covered with printed paper, then the top layer was colored in with glittler gel pens. I crushed up some broken shells to fill them with; you could also add sand. Small sequin flowers with rhinestone flowers finish them off...

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For the Mini Girl Mouse, the bottom layer was covered in printed papers - I used a different one for the ears. The bow on the top layer was backed with red cardstock and colored in with black glitter gel pen. I filled the shaker with rhinestones and sequin flowers...

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Ribbons were adhered to the back to hang the shakers around the jars. This also makes the shakers removable so you can use them to embellish memories of your trip after you get back.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Mini Girl Mouse and Mini Flip Flops

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Glitter Gel Pens, Printed Papers, Cardstock Scrap, Flower Sequins, Rhinestones, Crushed Shells, Ribbon and Jars

 


Mixed Media Card ~ Be Still

Hello everyone... It's Helen. Today, I would like to share a mixed media card that I want to share with you all.

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On this mixed media card, I used the 6" Hibiscus Flower Stencil and 3 x 12 Peace Be Still Stencil, and watercolor paint, texture paste, fine glitter, Gelatos (or any coloring medium you prefer), permanent pen.

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First, I created the watercolor background using watercolor paint. I added some light blue watercolor paint and water on a piece of watercolor paper. I kept adding water to create wash and dried it with craft heater. Next, I sprayed it with some water using the Distress Sprayer and then dabbed off the water with paper towel. I dried the panel again with craft heater.

Next, I mixed the texture paste with fine glitter on my craft mat.

I taped the 6" Hibiscus Flower Stencil on the bottom corner of the panel. Then I added the glitter texture paste on it using palette knife. I dried my texture paste with craft heater for speedy drying, but if you want, you can left it to dry for couple hours or over night.

Next step is coloring the flower. I used Gelatos and waterbrush to color the hibiscus flower. If you don't have any Gelato, you can use any coloring medium you can use on texture paste, but I don't recommend to use any alcohol markers or anything that has softer nibs, the texture paste or rough surface might ruin your marker nibs.

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After the coloring done, I traced the word "Be Still" using the 3 x 12 Peace Be Still Stencil and pencil first; then I traced it again with Faber-Castell Brush Pen. This pen has pegment india ink that works very well on any surfaces, especially on watercolored background like this.

I added some gold splatters on the panel using the Gold Finetec watercolor paint and waterbrush. I dried the panel one more time with craft heater, and then I added on a A2 white card with permanent adhesive runner.

I hope this card will bring you joy and comfort, a reminder that you can be still in the Lord and know that He is the mighty God who will send help.

You can create any kind of projects using Clear Scraps stencils. They have various sizes at the store. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

 


Coffee Inspired Thank you Card


Greetings Chris here to share this adorable coffee inspired thank you card I created using Clear Scraps Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment.  This card would be perfect to add a little gift card to your favorite local coffee house.

To create this card, I started by covering my chipboard with patterned paper. For the cup sleeve I chose to cover the chipboard with corrugated paper. 

 

 

 

I matted my coffee mug onto black card stock and adhered the coffee sleeve and began assembling my card.

 

I added paint drops to fill in the heart on the cup sleeve, and added some mini heart punches to my card to finish. I just love the dimensions in this card.

I hope you are inspired to use your chipboard on your cards!


Beach Chair Chipboard "Relax" Card

Howdy,

Tami here to share a card with you...

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Although many of us are taking our vacations at home during this time, instead of planned destinations, everyone can use a calming thought. 

This card conjures up visions of relaxing under the shade of an umbrella on a sunny beach. Letting that warm sand work it's way between our toes, and feeling that fresh ocean breeze on our face. Can you see it? Feel it? Are you relaxed yet?

Granted, it will probably take more than a card to create a little relaxation for most of us, but I imagine friends and family would welcome the bit of respite that a handmade card brings. Not to mention to warm fuzzies of the thoughtfulness behind it.

I used the Beach Chair Chipboard Embellishment as the focal point of the card. I wanted a colorful umbrella, so covering it with printed paper seemed to be the best way to do that. The pole was inked black. A strip of coordinating printed paper was used for the background, along with a pink partial circle sun.

The chair was painted with 3 colors of paint: teal, blue and white, which were barely mixed. The variegated colors helped add some depth and texture to the chair...

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Sticker letters outlined in black were used for the sentiment. I also added some outlines to the other printed paper pieces. I used 3D squares to adhere the chair and umbrella to not only add dimension, but to help keep them level where they are adhered over the pole.

So if you are missing the lack of physical contact with family and friends, an old fashioned "snail mail" card is a nice departure from the "tech" most of us are using to keep in touch.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Beach Chair Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Kraft Cardstock, Printed Paper Scraps, Teal, White and Blue Paint, Sticker Letters, Black Pen, Paper Trimmer, File, Paint Brush and 3D Foam Squares


Simple Blending Technique With Stencil

Alleluia! Rejoice... He has risen from the death! We wish you all a blessed Easter. He has has overcome the death and this give us hope. We have a reason to rejoice in this season even though we are living in the hard situation these days.

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Today, I would like to share with you all these quick and easy Easter cards that I created using the 4x6 Sunrise Stencil, stamp and die set.

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To create the ombre sunrise background, I use a simple blending technique with stencil.

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I used premium dye inks on my cards but you can use Distress inks or any kind of ink pads that you have for blending colors.

To bled the colors, I used my oval blending brush. All blending tool works best for this technique, too.

I taped the stencil on a white cardstock and started adding the color starting from the darkest color, medium color and then lightest color.

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After blending the colors on the paper, I removed the stencil and then I trimmed it into 4" x 5 1/4" inches, slightly smaller than the A2 card base. I used my distresser tool to distress the edges of the cardstock. If you don't have distresser tool, you can simply use scissors for this step.

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I added a piece of black panel (4 1/4" x 5 1/2" inches) directly on top of the white card with adhesive runner. And then, I added the sunrise stenciled background on top of it with the same adhesive runner.

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I die cut the word pieces and the crosses (3 times) out of black cardstock with my die cutting machine. I stacked the crosses pieces together with permanent adhesive glue to create a crosses chipboard. 

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I added all the die cut pieces on the card with the permanent adhesive glue.

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I made a second card with the same blending technique. On this card, I sprayed some water and dabbed it off with paper towel. I dried the stenciled background panel with craft heater. This step gives some distressed look on the stenciled sunrise.

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I stamped the sentiment directly on the stenciled background with stamping tool and black archival ink pad. After that, I trimmed it into 3 3/4" x 5" with paper trimmer. I tied up some twine ribbon around it and added the panel on another A2 card with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

You can create any kind of background with this simple blending colors with stencil technique and Clear Scraps stencils. I hope you will give it a try.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!


Hello Spring Cards

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a set of Spring cards using the 4" x 6" Hello Spring Stencil.


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This stencil can be used in it's entirety or split it and just use a portion of the stencil. 
Start by taping the stencil to white cardstock.


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Using assorted colors of ink, I added color to the full stencil using art daubers.  
 
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After cutting the panel to size, I  matted it with cardstock  For dimension, I placed brads in the flower centers.
 
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I added the panel to a light blue card with foam adhesives for dimension.

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Using the same stencil, I created a second card by inking the words only with gradient colors of ink.

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I used a tri-color inkpad to get the gradient effect, then add embossing powder and heat set.

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The phrase was matted with cardstock and a brad was added over the "i". 
I created a card from yellow cardstock,  embossing the front panel and then lightly inking it.
 
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The stenciled panel was added to the card and a large flower was added to the corner.
 
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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Imagine Crafts Ink, Embossing Folder

 

 


Clear Scraps Mini Shaker -- Luck of the Irish

Hello there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share

a bit of Irish luck with you, in this cute little card!

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Being Irish, I've got to admit, St. Patty's is one of my

favorite holidays!  I love creating cards and home

decor projects with the pretty paper collections and

the rainbow of colors, just like this card shows off

all of those bright, fun colors!  And even though

St. Patty's has passed, why not just send a few

"luck of the Irish" cards just because?  And this

card is super simple, because all the focus is on the

star of the show, the adorable Clear Scraps shaker!

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This one is the Mini Shaker Mason Jar.  So fun to just

trace on paper to create a background, like I did here

with the cute lucky shamrock paper, then layer it up

adding a few beads and sequins to create a shimmery

bit of sparkle under the acrylic layer!  These mini shakers

are so fun to create with!  And don't be afraid to use them

 to make cards! If you are giving in person, or adding to

a package, they really make a wonderful addition to any

gift!  You can see, I also added a few stickers, layering

them on using some foam tape.  Just a few, I didn't want

to overwhelm the shaker.  It's great even on it's own!

Before I put it all together, I did paint the outside of the

jar.  I used black acrylic paint on the body of the jar, and

then used gray paint on the lid.

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I added a little bit of black paint to the lid using a foam

brush with barely and paint on it to give the lid an aged

look, then tied a bit of twine around the base of the lid

to give it a bit of color.  It adds a nice finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Mini Shaker Mason Jar

Other:  acrylic paint--black, gray, adhesive,

foam tape, Doodlebug Lots o luck paper

and stickers, sequins, twine.


Springtime Flower Basket Card

Springtime Flower Basket Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial for this pretty springtime flower basket card made with one of the newest chipboard embellishments in the Clear Scraps shop.  Although the Basket Chipboard embellishment begs to be used on all of your Easter projects, it's super versatile and could be filled with seashells, pumpkins, or poinsettias for use all year long!

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I started by pressing my Versamark ink pad all over the basket chipboard shape several times until I had a nice even coating.  Then I poured light pink embossing powder over the shape and melted it with my heat tool.  After repeating these steps one more time, I was left with a shiny pink enamel embellishment that looked like I bought it that way!

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To create the subtle plaid background for the card, I first ran a piece of light blue cardstock through my diecutting machine with the 6" Diamonds stencil and an embossing pad.  This left an embossed diamond impression over the entire panel.  Then, I shifted the stencil over my embossed piece so that the diamond cutouts would line up with the "x" of the embossed pattern.  After applying white pigment ink through the stencil, the result was a subtle plaid pattern with both color and texture.

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I matted the plaid panel with some gold cardstock before adhering it all to a top-folding A2-sized white card base.  To keep the background from showing through the basket, I cut some kraft cardstock to fit behind the chipboard shape and adhered it to the back before adding the basket to the front of the card with liquid glue.

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After filling the basket with some die-cut, shaped, and inked daisies, I added a small gold bow to the handle and a foiled sentiment across the bottom.

I hope you enjoyed this pretty springtime card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps shop to see all of the fun new chipboard shapes available!

~ Annie

Additional products used: white, gold, kraft, and blue cardstock, white pigment ink, ink blending tool, diecutting machine, embossing mat, pink embossing powder, Versamark ink, heat tool, hot foil sentiment, gold shimmer ribbon, Beacon 3-in-1 glue


Stenciled Background Two Ways

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Hello everyone... Helen is here today. I want to share these couple cards that I created using the stencil in two ways technique with the 4x6 Brick wall Stencil.

This stencil in two ways technique is a fun way to create backgrounds with stencil that you can get the most out of your stencil and ink.

First background is adding the ink directly on the card using stencil and blending brush or bledding applicator.

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I die cut couple of the gelli printing cardstocks I have in my stash with the pot, cactus and flowers. Then I cut out the thanks word sentiment from a piece of black glitter cardstock using the word die. I added all the pieces directly on a white card with permanent adhesive glue.

I used Vintage Distress Ink and blending oval brush on the first card. I applied the ink around the die cuts to create the brick wall look. I removed the stencil and did not wipe off the ink on it.

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With the ink still on the stencil, I sprayed it lightly with water and then I used it to stamp on a watercolor paper. I pressed the inky stencil on the paper with paper towel. And I got the soft watercolor printed brick wall background for the second background on this card.

I cut and embossed the background panel with one of the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies. I added it on a creme card base with permanent adhesive glue. And then I added the sentiment banner on the card with 3D foam tape, and I added the flower (stamped, colored and cut) on the card with the same permanent adhesive.

I hope these cards give you some ideas for Spring cards. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. Make sure to visit us again to see more inspirations from the design team. And...for more stencil designs, check out Clear Scrap Store!

Have wonderful day!


Hello Peeps Easter Cards

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using  the 4" x 6" Hello Peeps Stencil.

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This stencil is versatile and to show it's versatility, I've created 2 different sized cards.

One card is 4 1/4" x 6" and the other is 4" x 5".  By adjusting the stencil you can create a variety of different sized cards.

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My first card uses a background created with assorted spray inks.

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The stencil was placed on the background and modeling paste was used across the stencil.

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Once dry, the stencil was realigned and a variety of inks were used to add color to the modeling paste.

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The panel was cut to size, matted with purple cardstock and added to a yellow card.  Coordinating colors of brads were added to the corners of the card.

My second card realigns the words for a smaller card.

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I taped the stencil to a white panel and added color to the rabbits.  As you can see, the words are off the panel.

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Then I realigned the stencil and added color to the words.

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The inked panel was then added to a yellow card and coordinating colors of brads were added to finish off the card.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Other supplies:  Imagine Crafts Inks, brads, modeling paste


Stenciled Greeting Card

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Greetings!   Chris here and today I am exited to share this stenciled card I created for Clear Scraps!  I love adding stencils to my projects!  

Clear Scraps Products Needed

4x6 Brick Wall Stencil 

Mixed Fancy Windows Chipboard Embellishments

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Watercolor paper, Patterned paper, Multi-media gloss,  embossing powder, Distress inks, Embossing ink, Cardstock, adhesive, paper doily

 

Start by securing your 4x6 Brick Wall Stencil  on top of water color paper. 


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Apply the Multi Media Gloss over stencil. Remove and let dry.  (clean your stencil with a bit of soap and water.)
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Once dry, layer distress inks over bricks.  The ink will wipe ripe off the bricks !  Mat onto black card stock and add to patterned paper. 

 

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IMG_5419Lay embossed window over patterned paper to frame image and trace.  Cut image and adhere to window. 

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Add window to card, I layered a paper doily under the window to add extra dimension. Add bow and flower and sticker sentiments to finish! 

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Mixed Media Acrylic Tag

Hi Ya'll,

Tami here today to share a mixed media project with you.

Some of you may be asking, "what exactly is mixed media?". Well, simply put, Mixed Media is any form of art that utilizes more than one medium or material. 

Using multiple materials or products in the same art project helps to create depth and texture.

For this project, I started with the Acrylic Tag Album, which includes 4 different shaped tags. The tags are great to use as a set to make a mini album, but they are also fun to use separately.

I picked one design, the traditional style tag, to use for this project.

One of the reasons acrylic is a good pick as a base for a mixed media project, is that you can work on both sides of the acrylic to layer and help create depth.

Here is the tag that I made...

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I actually started this project by working on what would be the back of the tag; I painted it black. Then I flipped the tag and painted the front blue. What this allows me to do is to scrape away some of the blue paint to reveal the black paint underneath. This is a great technique to use on acrylic.

Take a look at a closeup pic of those 2 layers...

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I was able to create a pattern and add texture to the tag base, and it also adds a bit of depth as the black layer is on the back.

I added another layer to the background of the tag with the Clear Scraps 4 X 6 Brick Wall Stencil and white modeling paste.

For my next layer,  I used some VERY blingy glitter gel pens to color in some designs, then cut them out and adhered them to the tag. Some of the pieces were adhered using pop dots for even more dimension.

A twine bow finishes off the tag.

I took a video of this project while i was working on it. If you'd like to see the steps, please view this video...

    

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Acrylic Tag Album and 4 X 6 Brick Wall Stencil

The Crafter's Workshop: Blue Jellybean and Black Licorice Heavy Bodied Acrylic Paint and White Modeling Paste, Ranger: Dylusions Colouring Sheets, KingArt: Glitter Gel Pens, Beacon Adhesives: Mixed Media Glue and Pop Dots

Tools: Scissors, Wire Brush, Paint Brushes and Pallet Knife


Alpine Train Card

Alpine Train Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi there!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this fun slimline card using one of the newest chipboard embellishments from the Clear Scraps shop.  As soon as I saw this cute train shape, I knew I wanted to place it into an alpine scene for a unique bon voyage card.

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Start by trimming the train chipboard embellishment out of it's frame and applying color.  One of my favorite ways to finish chipboard embellishments is to coat the piece in Versamark ink (by just pressing the pad all over the shape) and add different colors of embossing powder.  Here I've used black embossing powder for the engine and burgundy and black embossing powders for the cars.  Applying several coats of powder (melting in between with a heat tool) leaves the perfect enamel finish on the shape.

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For a little embellishment, I trimmed very thin strips out of a gold foil label sheet and used them as pinstripes on the engine and cars.  The tiny number seven on the engine was made with the same gold strip, trimmed out neatly with detail scissors.

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To create the background, I first cut a panel of white cardstock to 3.75" x 9".  After stamping mountaintops at the very top of the panel and fussycutting the edge out, I stenciled pine trees on the lower part of the panel using the Pine Trees stencil and several shades of green ink.  Alternating the height, color, and order of the tree shapes across the card gives a more natural look to the background.

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Pop the background scene up on top of blue panel to create the sky, then mat it with black cardstock before adhering it all down to a top-folding slimline cardbase (4" x 9.25").  Add a grey strip of cardstock and train tracks (I used a thin striped border die to create mine from black cardstock) to the bottom of the panel before popping the chipboard train up top with foam adhesive.  Finish the card off with a stamped or die cut sentiment.

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I hope you enjoyed this fun alpine train card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With so many awesome new chipboard embellishments in the Clear Scraps shop, which one will you choose for your next project?

~ Annie

Additional products used: Versamark ink, black and burgundy embossing powder, heat tool, gold foil label sheets, white, black, blue, and grey cardstock, mountaintop and sentiment stamps, green inks, striped border die


Blessed Chipboard Embellished Valentine Card

Hi Ya'll,

Tami here today with a card and some ideas to share with you.

Valentine's Day is only a few days away, and if traditional pink and red or conversation heart pastels don't appeal to you, maybe the colors in this card will.

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I think Valentines can come in all sorts of colors and I thought this mix of prints was fun, romantic and vintage inspired. Plus it could be used as an anniversary or wedding card or if you left off the flowers, it would be suitable as a masculine card as well.

I used two different chipboard embellishments on this card, Double Hearts and Blessed Word Title.

The Double Hearts Chipboard comes in a 4 X 6 frame that you cut the embellishment out of. But those frames are a handy little embellishment too.

After laying out the card, I thought it would be a pretty little display piece if I framed it, so I decided to turn the cut away chipboard frame vertically and use it as the frame. So hang onto those frames once you remove the embellishment and upcycle them.

I love all things vintage, so I wanted the chipboard to take on the look of weathered wood. To do this, I used several different paint colors on the frame and heart and only partially mixed them, so that the individual colors would still show. Then I dry brushed them on. I decided to do the Blessed chipboard piece all in white so it would really stand out. After the paints dried, I lightly distressed the pieces with a file.

After the recipient has read your card, they could cut off the front of the card and display it or add a ribbon to hang it.; another way to upcycle.

I hope you have enjoyed this project and gathered some ideas to use on your own projects.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps Double Hearts and Blessed Word Title

DecoArt: Translucent White and Cobalt Turquoise Media Fluid Acrylics and Americana Bahama Blue, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Printed Paper Scraps, Flowers and Pearls

Tools: Trimmer, Scissors and Paintbrushes