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 XL Script Wood Quote--You Got This!!

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share

a little positivity and encouragement!  We could all

use a little of that right now!  At least we do have the

signs of spring, gorgeous warm weather, sunshine,

the grass is starting to get green and some of those

early springtime flowers are starting to make their

appearance.  At least that's what it looks like here in

the midwest!  You might be a little ahead or a little

behind, but gotta love spring!

My project that I'm sharing with you today has a

little bit of springtime mixed with the encouragment

we all need a little bit of right now!

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This bright cheerful little sign uses a wooden star base (coming

soon from Clear Scraps....watch the "What's New" section!) and

the XL Script Wood Quote--You Got This is spot on for a reminder

we can get through this together a day at a time!

To create this one, I started by tracing the wooden star shape on

the bright flower patterned paper.  I cut it out and glued it to the

star base.  Then I brushed the edges with some bright pink acrylic

paint for a pop of color.   The You Got This sentiment is painted

with yellow acrylic paint.

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What could be more cheerful than bright yellow paint??!!

And then I added a couple of heart stickers, and tied a little

spring birdie tag to the letter "U" with a bit of twine.

I wanted to showcase the springtime vibe a little more,

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and the hello spring sticker was perfect! I am so happy

spring is here, hope you are too!  Enjoy the sunshine

(and the rain bringing those sweet spring flowers)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  XL Script Wood Quote-You Got This.

Other:  Acrylic paint--yellow, pink.  Doodlebug

Bunnyville, twine, enamel dots, adhesive.


Inspirational Pallet

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Hola,

Tami here to share a little positivity with you today.

We find ourselves amidst troubling times; where our everyday life has become anything but "everyday".

So I thought I'd put some pent up energy into making something positive for my home. Clear Scraps has many messages of faith in their line, and I decided to use the "Faith Over Fear" XL Wood Quote as a starting point.

I noticed that the quote fit perfectly on the Medium Deco Pallet Shape, so decided that would work great as the base for the quote. 

I wanted something colorful for the background, but couldn't find a printed paper I liked and didn't just want to paint or ink it. Then I caught sight of my washi tape; I have a "slight" addiction to it as you can see from this photo...

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Washi tape comes in tons of patterns and colors and I thought it would work well to cover the pallet with.

I placed strips of washi tape horizontally on each section of the pallet, lining up each strip directly beside the previous one. Then used a file to remove excess tape from edges.

For the quote, I painted it white so it would stand out from the background; then distressed it, especially around the edges of the letters. Loosely outlining the letters in a black pen helped define them a bit more.

Washi tape was also used to dress up the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment.

Here is a short little video that shows you how I made this project step-by-step.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: "Faith Over Fear" XL Wood QuoteMedium Deco Pallet Shape and Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment

Other: Assorted Washi Tape, White Acrylic Paint, White Cardstock Scrap, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, File, Scissors, Black Pen and Paint Brush

 


Mini Bunny Spring Pallet

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Spring Greetings to you all from Chris!  Today I am hopping in to share this adorable Mini Bunny Pallet.  This bunny would make an adorable accent in your home or office.  And we know we could all use a bit of spring sunniness about now! To recreate this project you will need the following:

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Textured Card Stock, Distress ink, Cotton ball, white twine, paper flower accent

Begin by tracing  the pallet onto the back side of the textured card stock.
Secure the 6" Quarterfoil Stencil over card stock and add distress ink to  ink the card stock.


 


 


Cut and adhere card stock onto  your Bunny Mini Pallet Shape.  Add cotton ball for tail and bow and flower to finish! I hope you are inspired to get creative with your mini pallets!


Easter Gifts with Clear Scraps

Hi friends! Happy Monday! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!  Easter is this week and I'm sharing two candy holders I created with some new Clear Scraps products. And I'm going to show you the techniques I  used! 

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First up, I  used the Bunny Mini Shaker Shape to decorate this kraft gift bag! It's perfect to accent any Easter or spring themed project you have in mind!

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I   painted the top frame of the shaker with chalk paint in pink. I  also ensured that I  painted the inside and outside edges of this and the 2nd and 3rd frames. 

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Next, I  applied embossing ink to the surface of my top frame followed by heat setting sparkle pink embossing powder. 

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 I  took the bottom chipboard base and my Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive and adhered patterned paper to the front.  

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Taking my x-acto knife, I  trimmed the excess paper away as well as used sanding paper to smooth any edges. 

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Again using my Beacon, I  adhered the 2nd and 2rd frames to the chipboard base. 

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I  was now ready to add my sequins! It is a good idea to use an embossing pouch to remove any static electricity before hand.  Here, I  used Clear Scraps Spring Sequins pack which matched perfectly! After, I  adhered my acrylic piece followed by the top frame. 

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To add some color to my kraft bag, I  used the Plaid 4x6 Stencil with Distress Inks to the front.

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I  finished my shaker by adding bakers twine and a paper flower to accent. I  then adhered with pop dots to the front of my bag. 

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I  had this small canvas bag in my stash and thought it would be perfect to decorate for candy! 

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Using the grass portion of the Grass/Butterfly Layering Stencil, I  applied green at the bottom of my bag. 

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I  then used pink distress ink to color the butterflies in the same stencil. 

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And here is the end result! You can go as light or dark as you like!

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I   painted the Basket Chipboard Embellishment Shape with acrylic paint in white. 

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I  then applied embossing ink to the bottom portion of the basket followed by sparkle light blue embossing powder. 

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Here is the result of the embossing powder! I  did use sand paper to rough up the edges to give it a distressed look.  Using my Beacon, I  adhered the basket to my bag followed by affixing ribbon and a paper flower. 

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  I  hope you are inspired to do some Easter themed crafting of your own!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper: Simple Stories; paper flowers: Mon Ami Gabi, bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: Deco Art, Plaid; embossing ink, distress ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Ranger, Recollections; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb


Large Chipboard Embellishments Home Decor

Hello! It's Jennifer here to share a home decor project I created with a few new Clear Scraps products! I   began with the Rectangle 12x10 Medium DIY Pallet Shape and covered each slat with patterned paper.  Using a solvent based adhesive, such as Beacon, works best with the birch wood.  

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Next, I  painted the Tractor Large Chipboard Embellishment using off white for the body and black for the tires and steering wheel. 

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Once the paint was dry, I  applied a thin coat of crackle paint over the body of the Tractor.  You won't notice the crackle effect until the next step. And this medium does take a bit longer to dry. 

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My plan was to paint the tractor pink but my paint did not quite match my paper. So after applying the pink I  did add a coat of the off white to lighten the color.  You can see here the close up of the crackle. 

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Using my Beacon,  I covered the Home Large Chipboard Embellishment with patterned paper.  I  then removed excess paper with an x-acto knife and sanding tool. I   adhered the letters with the same adhesive. 

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I  added paper flowers from my stash to the back tire of the tractor as well as bow sticker from the collection I  used. You can also see enamel dots and chipboard plus signs for accent. 

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I  also added a couple paper flowers to the "O" in my Home Chipboard Embellishment as well as some twine.  You can use a hole punch at the top of the pallet in order to hang your creation or leave as is!  

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see all things new! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, stickers: Crate Paper; enamel dots:  Doodlebug Designs; flowers: Mon Ami Gabi; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; paint: DecoArt; crackle paint: Martha Stewart; misc: twine. 

 

 

 


Spring Floral Cone Using Chipboard Banners

Hello,

Tami here with a brightly colored project that is just perfect for spring.

As the weather starts to warm up, it's time to shake off the muted colors of winter and brighten up our homes with the colors of spring. And what is more "Spring-y" than flowers? I'll show you how to easily turn the Clear Scraps Large Chipboard Banner into a cone that you can hang on the wall and fill with flowers.

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The Clear Scraps banner sets are great to use to make decor, holiday or party banners. But they can be used for more than that as you can see from this project. 

The triangle shapes of the banner pieces make it simple to attach 3 together to make a cone. I used paint on the scalloped edge of the banner pieces, then covered the rest with printed paper. Cardstock hinges connect the pieces to form the cone. 

Here is a short video that shows you how to make this cone for your own home decor. 

This pretty cone would also make a special gift once you fill it with flowers. You could also cover the cone in neutral colors, then change out the flowers to match the season.

If you or a friend is planning a wedding, these cones would look beautiful on the church pews or on the chairs lining the aisle. For outdoor weddings, decorate the space by hanging them in the trees. 

For the sample project, I only embellished 2 of the 3 chipboard pieces as the back of the cone is against the wall and did not need to be covered or painted. If the cones will be hung where all 3 sides will show, just embellish the third side as well.

I hope this project will help you get in the mood for Spring.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Chipboard Shapes Large Banners

Other: Graphic 45 Printed Papers, DecoArt: Titanium White Media Fluid Acrylic Paint, Pom Pom Trim, Cardstock and Ribbon

Tools: Trimmer, Scissors, Paint Brush and Bone Folder

 


Vacation Shaker Magnets

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Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial for these cute little shaker magnets.  I don't know about you, but the hint of spring in the air has me dreaming of summer vacation already, and these little magnets are the perfect way to remind myself that I'll be lying on the beach or heading off in our camper in no time!

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Of all the new shakers in the Clear Scraps shop, the little flip flops may be my favorite!  First I traced the sandal shape onto some bright and summery scrapbook paper and then I cut it out and adhered it to the chip back shape with liquid glue.  After adhering two more chip forms on top of the chip back with liquid glue, I added sand from one of my family's more recent beach trips and sealed the memories inside with the acrylic divider.  To coat the top chip form in shiny black enamel, I applied Versamark ink and black embossing powder before melting it with my heat tool.

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The camper shaker was assembled in much the same way, trading in some pine tree scrapbook paper for the summery pattern and silver embossing powder for the black embossing powder.  I added woodgrain and forest green sequins to the shaker before sealing it up with the acrylic divider that I applied a blue foil rub-on sentiment to the front of.

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I added strong magnets to the back of each shaker with hot glue so that I could stick these to my kitchen appliances and dream of summer vacations past and those to come!

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I hope you enjoyed these fun shaker magnets and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With all of the cute new shakers available in the Clear Scraps shop, what are you going to make first?

~ Annie

Additional products used: black and silver embossing powder, Versamark ink, heat tool, woodgrain/green sequins, beach sand, Beacon 3-in-1 glue, rub-on foiled sentiment, patterned paper, strong magnets


Scatter Kindness Mason Jar Pallet

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Chris here and today I am excited to share this Spring-y home decor I created using Clear Scraps Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape. These pallet shapes are so fun to play and create with! They work up very quickly and make perfect last minute gifts.  (if you are painting you still have to allow the paint to dry though) I made this one to hang outside my office.  

Start by painting your Clear Scraps Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape. I chose a bright and cheery turquoise-y color to coordinate with my papers. 

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Die cut or fussy cut your sentiment to fit pallet. IMG_5367Add paper doily and die cut sentiment to pallet. 
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IMG_5367I just love how the colors look so bright and cheery! 

Add a floral sprig to the top of your pallet. 
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Finish off your pallet with a jute bow.  
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I hope you decide to give these pallets a try!  


DIY Shaker Camera Wood Sign

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Hello everyone... Helen is here today. I’d like to share this fun Shaker Camera Wood Sign that I made using the new Wood Shapes Per 3 Pak and Mini Shaker Camera. These are supen fun new products! There are more at the store, too!

I love taking pictures with my camera, especially my family pictures. When I saw this Mini Shaker Camera chipboard embellishment, I want to use it on this project along with my favorite quote.

First, the base I used is one of the new Wood Shapes Per 3 Pak. I covered the wood with the marble patterned scrapbook paper. I traced the wood on the paper and then cut it with scissors. I added it on the wood with Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive glue.

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I covered the top and bottom pieces of this shaker camera chipboard with white gesso and then silver metallic paint. I did it with my finger to get the random distressed look on the camera.

When the painted pieces dried, I stacked all the pieces using the Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive glue. When you work with shaker pieces, there is 2 pieces of clear plastic film on the protect the plastic piece ofthe shaker that you need to remove first before you add it on the chipboard. For the shaker filler, I used the mixed sequins I have in my stash. I put stackes of acrylic blocks to hold the pieces down while the glue drying.

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I used my digital stamps on for the quote and frame. I edited them on my computer using the Pixlmator Pro software and then print it with Cannon inkjet printer. I colored the frame with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Alcohol Marker. I fussy cut it with scissors.

I added the sentiment and camera on the wood with the same adhesive glue. If you don’t have the Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive glue, make sure your glue is strong, permanent and works on all surefaces, including wood.

This sign is now up in my craft room to remind me that there is hope for another shot in this life. So, don’t give up!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Come back again for more inspirations from the design team! Have wonderful day!

 


Welcome Home by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using some of the new products available at Clearscraps.

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The new wood puzzle shapes are so much fun to work with. 

Start by separating the house puzzle pieces and then paint with light brown and dark brown paints.

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Tape the 6" Shiplap Stencil to the chimney and add modeling paste.
 
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Stamp paw prints in black ink around the light brown panels.

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Stamp the paw prints at the top of the house.  Use stickers to spell out welcome across the roof.

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Run twine across the roof, then "hang" acrylic Small Pennants banner pieces that were painted with pink paint.   Add stickers spelling home.

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Add photos.  Since we just adopted a new puppy, I wanted to welcome her to her new home.

Thanks for stopping by.

Other supplies:  Plaid Paint, Imagine Crafts Ink, Stickers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.


Hello Spring Pallet

Hola! Tami here to share another project with you.

Are you ready for Spring? Better be ‘cause it’s here! March 19 was the first day of Spring this year.

To celebrate the coming of Spring I'd like to show you how to create a decor piece using Clear Scraps Medium Square Pallet Shape and 2 of their stencils; Hello Spring and Doily Mat.

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I whitewashed the pallet, lightly sanded it, then added portions of the Doily Mat stencil to different parts of the pallet using white paint. Gel pens were used to add the design. 

When you look at a stencil, think about how you can use the parts differently. You can also flip some stencils over to change the direction of the design. For this project, I layered the flowers individually to create my designs.

Here is a short video that shows you how I made the sample piece.

 

My gel pens worked beautifully on the wood, but I would suggest that you try yours out on the back of the pallet. You could also use markers or ink to apply the designs. But make sure whatever product you are using will not bleed with the wood grain.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Medium Square Pallet Shape, Hello Spring and Doily Mat

Other: DecoArt: Translucent White Media Fluid Acrylic Paint, Kingart Glitter Gel Pens and Rhinestones

Tools: Paint Brush, Stencil Brush and File

 


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