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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


I love you to pieces Heart XL Wood Puzzle

Happy March Clear Scraps fam! Leah here with you today sharing a new release item, the Heart XL Wood Puzzle Shape!

My wedding anniversary is coming up at the end of this month, we're celebrating 17 years of marriage and I thought this would be a sweet way to show hubby how much he means to me.

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I started by adhering pattern paper to each individual puzzle piece and then sanded the edges down so the pieces would fit back together smoothly.

I didn't want any glue to show when adhering this puzzle shape, and since this was made for a home decor piece, I didn't want it coming apart. I adhered the puzzle as a whole onto two spare pattern papers on the backside. This gave the puzzle shape stability too.

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It looks a little funky, but totally worked! I cut away the excess and I then used my crop o dile to attach my hanging element of twine.

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I also used a new chipboard butterfly embellishment that I colored with Distress Oxide Ink.


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I popped up my photograph on pop dots then arranged the title block and embellishments around the heart to create movement.

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I'll see you soon!

Leah Crowe

 


Grandkids Word Frame

Grandkids Word Frame by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi there!  It's Annie, and today I'm back with a tutorial to make this darling grandkids frame using one of the new Desktop DIY Wood Word Frames from the Clear Scraps shop.  With all of the gorgeous detail in these frames, you don't need to add a ton of embellisments to make a beautiful gift for the grandmas and grandpas in your life.

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I started by painting all of the pieces in the kit (except the frame cutout) a nice, muted green using acrylic paint.  The heart frame was painted with white acrylic paint.

Grandkids Word Frame by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Gilding Word

Once dry, I roughly applied gold gilding wax to the edges of the wooden word cutout with a domed foam blending tool for an aged, yet pretty and sophisticated look.

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Similarly, I applied a golden green metallic wax all over the heart frame piece for a antiqued, yet iridescent finish.

Grandkids Word Frame by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Decorate Base

To finish the base of the piece, I traced the two shapes onto pretty springtime scrapbook paper and trimmed them out with scissors and a craft knife.  Using collage medium, I adhered the scrapbook paper to the base pieces and then sealed them nicely with a thin coating of medium on top of the paper as well.

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After assembling the piece, I added a few store-bought white and pink paper flowers to the base with hot glue.

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Add a funny photo or nice quote behind the frame and adhere it to the main piece using strong liquid or hot glue.  Embellish the frame with a few more paper flowers.

I hope you enjoyed this pretty springtime desktop frame project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  What's your favorite new Desktop Wood Word Frame from the Clear Scraps shop?

~ Annie

Additional products used: green and white acrylic paint, green and gold gilding wax, foam blending tool, scrapbook paper, paper flowers, scissors, craft knife, hot glue gun


Mini Mason Jar Shaker

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks project!

This week I have created this lovely Mini Mason Jar Shaker.

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I love these min shakers!

This was super easy and simple to do!

I just layered each of the pieces together with wet glue.  I added

some pattern paper to the bottome piece and the top piece.  before adding the

bottom I sprinkled in my shaker mix.

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To give it some dimension I inked the edges with disress ink.

To finish it off I added a flower spray to the top left corner.

I can add this to a card, box or even add some

magnets to the back, which is what I will do and add it to my collection

of shakers hanging on my door!

I just love the soft colors I used on this and the sparkle also!!

Thanks for stopping!

Kim :)


DIY Stars Wood Shape Home Decor

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Hello everyone. Today, I have this Stars Wood Shape Home Decor to share with you all that I created using the new Star wood shape and Stars wood frames. These are their new products. This is a very easy home decor to make with Clear Scraps wood shapes. 

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I started with coating the wood shapes and wood frames 2 pieces with white chalk paint as base color. Let them dried well before the next layer.

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Using foam brush, I painted the Star wood shape with red multi-surface acrylic paint. I painted the Star wood frames with the same white chalk paint and blue multi-surface acrylic paint.

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After they all dried well, I distressed each of them using fine sanding paper. I distressed the edges and surfaces of the stars.

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I glued them together using wood glue. This glue takes few minutes to dry. I put some books on them to hold them in place white drying.

While waiting for the wood glue to dry, I made the blue and red felt flowers. I used glue gun on the felt flowers.

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I added the white pompom ribbon on the wood using Beacon 3-in-1 glue. 

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An I added the white, red and blue flowers on the wood with the same glue adhesive, too. The glue dries quick and strong on any surfaces.

It always fun to make home decor with Clear Scraps. They have a large collection of Home Decor products at the store.

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


This Is Us Desktop Wood Frame

Hello and happy Saturday! Jennifer here to share one of the fabulous new releases from Clear Scraps!   There are six designs of the Desktop DIY Wood Frames to choose from including the one I  used for my project!  The This Is Us Desktop DIY Wood Frame is perfect for just about any photo. I  used a recent favorite of my kids that I  took for our Christmas cards.  

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I  wanted my letters to stand out so I    painted them, along with the top base portion, with black chalk paint.  Any type of paint will do but chalk paint is a favorite as it goes on smoothly as well as dries fast.  

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I  covered the bottom base and my frame portion with patterned paper.  I  simply applied my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to the front of each piece and then adhered to the opposite side of the chosen pattern. I  trimmed excess paper away with scissors and an x-acto knife as well as used a sanding tool to smooth edges. I  did apply a small amount of black chalk paint to the edges of each piece. 

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Once I  had my photo in place, I  adhered my frame to the front of the Desktop Frame using the Beacon Adhesive.  I  then lined up the slots on both base pieces and adhered them together.  Last, I  inserted the two wood prongs into the slots adding extra Beacon for security.  

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To accent, I  adhered stickers from the collection I  used to the frame.  

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I  finished by tying a small coordinating buffalo plaid ribbon to the curve of the "S".  

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all things new in the Clear Scraps shop by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers: Echo Park Paper; paint: Folk Art; adhesive: Beacon; misc: ribbon


Clear Scraps Desktop Frames -- Our Family

Hey there all!  Laura here today, and I've got

another project created with one of my very

favorite new products in the Clear Scraps line!

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These new Desktop Frames are adorable!  They

come in several choices, so you can create a project

that can just be a nice decor project without a picture,

or you can add your favorite photos for a personal

touch!  This Family Desktop Frame was perfect to

showcase a photo from one of our vacations.

Love how easy this one is to create too, less is

really more on these frames, because the word

at the top acts like an embellishment and title all

in one!  To create this frame, I started with paint.

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I painted the word family in gray, and the frame part

in green.  After it was dry I brushed the edges with

black ink to make the frame a true focal point, since

I was going to add a picture that I wanted as the center

of attention!  The blank space under the word family,

I measured and cut a piece of family themed patterned

paper to act as a background for my photo.

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You can see it peeking out from behind the photo.

I matted the photo and added the "our family"

title with a fun sticker behind to highlight my

title.  This frame project also shows you that

you do not have to use a full 4x6 photo if you

don't want to.  This smaller photo works great,

and it gives you a little more visual interest to

add the matching themed patterned paper

behind the photo.

The base of the frame is also painted.  I like to

use the contrasting colors (the gray and green)

rather than leaving it all one color.  I'm all

about mixing it up! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Family Desktop Frame

Other:  Carta Bella Our Family paper and stickers,

acrylic paint (green and gray), black soot ink,

adhesive.


You & Me Wood Word Frame

Hi Ya'll,

Tami with you today with a project to share; one that features one of the new products from Clear Scraps; the You & Me Wood Word Frame.

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These new word frames are a fabulous way to display a special photo and also make thoughtful gifts.

I was looking for a new way to embellish the wood on this piece and decided to try out my Ken Oliver Color Bursts. The powdered pigments are bright and vivid and I thought they would go well with the printed papers I wanted to use.

First I puffed out little bits of one color all over the frame, then I put another in different areas and finally added a third color.

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Next comes the fun part, to spritz the powders with water.

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The colors "burst" and blend into each other and work great to stain the wood.

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The base and heart frame were covered with printed papers and the edges filed to remove the excess paper.

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Use the heart frame to center your photo, then trace around the outside edge, cut out the photo slightly inside the line and glue the photo to the back of the frame. Then adhere the heart frame over the heart on the Word Frame.

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Glue the small base on top of the large base being sure to line up the slots. Then all that's left is to put the You & Me piece into the slots on the base. For more stability you can put glue on the tabs, but if you want to mail or box and wrap it, that may be easier to do with the pieces left separate.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, please come back soon to see what's new!

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: YYou & Me Wood Word Frame

TCW: Ken Oliver Calypso Color Bursts, Graphic 45 Printed Papers, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry

Tools: Scissors and File


Home Sweet Home Puzzle Decor

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Greetings Chris here and today I am excited to share this Sweet Home Decor I created with Clear Scraps new Puzzle Pallet .  

This sign also features the ABC Letter stencil set  and Heart.

 

Start by painting your heart.  White wash puzzle with diluted white paint. Let Dry. 

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Stencil Home on top and bottom of puzzle with ABC Letter stencil set 

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Print "Sweet" in desired font and transfer to puzzle. 

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Transfer by coloring back of "sweet with pencil and then tracing onto puzzle. 

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Using India Ink markers outline then fill in letters. 

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Add painted heart and Jute bow to finish. 


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I hope you are inspired to try creating your own sign! 


DIY Wood Bunny Welcome Sign

Hello everyone... Winter is almost gone and that means Spring is on its way! It is one of my favorite seasons. I am looking forward to see days that fill with colors of the new leaves and flowers.

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My project today is inspired by Spring bunny. I made this Wood Bunny Welcome Sign using the new XL Wood Bunny and the Welcome XL Script Wood Word. It is a fun project to make and you can have a new home decor for this Spring!

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I applied 2 coats of white chalk acrylic paint with foam brush all over the XL Wood Bunny. I also painted the edge of the wood. I let the paint dried in between the coats.

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After the white paint dried, I added the grey paint randomly on the bunny and I added some the edge.

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When the grey paint was about half way dry, I used baby wipes to kindda smudge the grey paint to give the distress and stained look on the bunny. I set it aside to dry completely.

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I painted the XL Welcome Script Wood Word with the same grey acrylic paint and foam brush. I coated the wood word twice with the paint. I let it dried completely.

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I used wood glue to add the painted wood word on the bunny. I held it own with couple thick books until the glue dried. For outdoor use, you can spray a coat of Clear Sealer Spray and then let it dry completely before you decorate it with ribbons or other decoration.

I decorated the bunny with some pink glitter tule and purple glitter tulle. I wrapped them around the bunny's neck and tied up a bow. And it's done.

You can use this XL Wood Sign as front door sign by adding strong twine or ribbon on the back of the wood with strong glue or stapler.

Clear Scraps Store has many amazing wood shapes for your home decor projects! Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have wonderful day!


"You had me at Hello" Acylic Layout

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a layout that I created using the 12x 12 Acrylic Sheets.

I created this in celebration of my upcoming anniversary with my husband.

This is celebrating our 32rd year together, we met in 1988!  Boy does that seem like a very long time!

Enough of that lets get to my project!

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The products I used in my project are the 12x12 Acrylice Sheet, Circledots Chipboard Embellishment, and

the 4x6 "You had me at Hello" stencil.

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I layered my pattern paper to the acrylic sheet.  My second layer I added some lace to one edge.

I layerd a heart paper doily to the top left corner, which I distress with ink.

I added another layer of pattern paper, and added more lace to the left hand side.

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I used the stencil on the photo mat, putting the hello at the bottom and

"you had me at" to the right hand side going down.

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I used the chipboard embellshment over my photo, which I used distress ink

to darken it up and used some glossy accents to all the dots.

I finished it off with some other embellishments form my stash.

I can put this in an album, since its fairly flat, or hang it on the wall.

Love how it has turned out!

Thanks for stopping!

Kim :)


LOVE Pallet Sign

Happy hearts Day Clear Scraps fam! I love hearts and being able to create with the new small WOOD heart frame, 10 x 12 rectangle pallet, and LOVE chipboard embellishment had me thinking this was perfect for displaying the love of family.

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I started off by painting the rectangle pallet and chipboard heart frames white. Once dry I inked around the edges giving them a pop of color.

I cut strips of pattern paper (top & bottom) 2.5" x 11.5" (middle) 3.5" x 11.5" and adhered them to the pallet shape.

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I used the frame base at the top of the sign to house flowers.

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I then used the heart frame itself to hold my family photo and adhered to the bottom right corner. Doing this created a nice diagonal visual line for the eye to follow.

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I then added more floral embellishments along the rows and added a hanging element to the backside of the pallet.

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I hope your day is filled with bushels of love today.

Leah Crowe

 


Valentine Heart Decor

Valentine Heart Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Hanging

Hi everyone!  It's Annie and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial to make this fun Valentine's Day heart sign that's the perfect last minute décor project.  Pairing the Medium Heart Pallet with part of the new Heart Mini Wood Frame set, I whipped up a bright and modern-looking piece full of love.

Valentine Heart Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Paint Shapes

Start by painting the Medium DIY Heart Pallet Shape with red acrylic paint and the inner shape from the Heart Mini Wood Frame set with white acrylic paint.  Once dry, sand each piece with a sanding sponge, and apply a second coat for a beautiful, even finish.

Valentine Heart Decor by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Embellish Large Heart

Using the Brick Wall stencil, apply white embossing paste randomly around the Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape with a palette knife.  Flip the stencil around a bit as you move around the piece with your stenciling to make the pattern look a little less regular.  Set the pallet shape aside to dry for at least an hour.

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Meanwhile, ink the edges of the small heart shape with red ink for a little interest and finishing.  Die cut a sentiment out of white and red cardstock and adhere them together using liquid glue.

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Adhere the small heart shape to the Medium DIY Heart Pallet Shape with hot glue and add the sentiment to the center of the small heart with foam adhesive.  Turn the piece over and attach a natural jute hanger to the back with a heavy duty stapler.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy Valentine's Day décor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With so many heart-themed products in the Clear Scraps shop, the possibilities are endless for all of your love-ly projects this season!

~ Annie

Additional products used: red and white acrylic paint, white embossing paste, palette knife, red ink, ink blending tool, sentiment die, red and white cardstock, foam adhesive, hot glue glue, natural jute


Clear Scraps Wood Shapes -- The Road to My Heart

Hi there everybody!  Laura here today, and I've got

a fun home decor project for you using another of

the amazing new products from Clear Scraps!

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The large wooden shapes have always been great

for doing fun home decor projects, but these new

shapes are so awesome!  This shape is the XL

Wood Dog Bone.  So perfect for a cute home

decor project featuring some of my favorite

furry friends!  There are even more new shapes

in the store, you can find them all HERE.

Want to see another newbie I used on this one?

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Those sweet little pup faces are perfectly framed by

the brand new Mini Frames!  These aren't listed in

the store yet, but keep an eye on the section

labeled "What's New".  Not only does it have all

the new items that are already in the store, but it

will be the spot you can find all the new items to

be added later!  You can find it on the site HERE.

A little about how this project was made, I started

by painting the wood shape with brown acrylic

paint, let dry, then brushed the edges with black

ink to give the wood shape a little more depth.

Then my favorite, paper scraps and stickers!

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You can see I just layered up some journal cards,

small pieces of paper, and used some foam tape to

add a few stickers.  The area on the wood shape is

perfect to give you room to decorate.  You can

also do stamping, or stenciling, or anything you

want really.  Sometimes I'm just a fan of the

bright, fun colors, designs of the papers and

stickers, and love to turn them into a piece of

home decor!  As always, with Clear Scraps, you

are only limited by your own creativity!

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  XL Wood Dog Bone, Mini Frames.

Other:  Echo Park I Love My Dog paper and stickers,

acrylic paint (brown, red, black), black soot ink, adhesive.


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