Stencils

Stenciled Birthday Card

Howdy!

Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog today with a project I'd like to show you. 

Have you checked out Clear Scraps line of fabulous stencils? There are so MANY to choose from, seasonal, holiday, letters, words, designs and more! And the "square" styles come in 2 sizes: 6" or 12". So you can size up or down depending on your project.

I used 2 different 6" stencils to make this birthday card for my friend Tinka...

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As a paper crafter, it's nice to be able to create a special card for a special friend. Especially if that person is also a crafter and will appreciate the effort you took to make them a card!

I wanted to use the 6" Wishes Stencil to add the sentiment, but I wanted it to be unique. I thought about repeating and overlapping the words. I realized I could add to the look if I used oxide inks,

I started by taping around "HAPPY" on the stencil. Taping off portions of a stencil you don't want to use that are close to the portions you are using is a good way to make stenciling easier. You won't have to worry about accidentally getting paint or ink where you don't want it...

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After I had stenciled "Happy" in lime green, I removed and cleaned the stencil with a paper towel...

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I moved the stencil down and to the right, overlapping the lime "Happy" a bit, then inked in the word with orange ink. I removed and cleaned the stencil and repeated the process with pink ink.

Then I taped around "Birthday" and inked that in with blue ink, overlapping the pink "Happy".

I then lightly spritzed the cardstock with water. The type of paper you use is important. It needs to be strong enough to stand up to a bit of water without warping or pilling. You can also use smooth watercolor paper. Spritzing Oxide Inks with water makes the ink move like watercolor creating a softer look. Once I was happy with how it looked, I heat set the design...

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I wanted the sentiment to be "defined", so I outlined "Happy Birthday" with a black sharpie...

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I wanted to embellish the card a little more, so I added groups of flowers in the corners using the 6" Daisies stencil. I did not spritz the flowers, but I did outline them...

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While I had the stencil and inks out, I decided to also add some flowers to the envelope...

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I adhered the inked cardstock to a card I made from kraft cardstock. I added some black line doodles around the edges of the card and envelope and added black rhinestones to the flower centers.

SUPPLIES:

Clear Scraps:  6" Wishes Stencil and 6" Daisies stencil

Other: Ranger: Oxide Inks, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Heavy Weight White Cardstock Kraft Cardstock, Masking or Blue Painters Tape, ColorBox Stylus & Tips, Black Fine Point Sharpie, Kraft Envelope and Black Rhinestones


Botanical Home Decor Printer Tray

Hello Craft Friends!

It's Dana and I'm back to share another Home Decor project with you. I love to decorate my home for every season! Today we'll be using several different products from Clear Scraps. For our base I chose Clear Scraps 12x12 Printer Tray Rectangle Click here

Along with Clear Scraps Chipboard Fancy Butterflies, Click here  Decor border Click here and the new Leaves mixer stencil. Click here The papers I chose are from 49 and Market Botanical collection. 

To begin our project, I applied some creamy acrylic paint to the front shaker frame and my chipboard Deco border. I prefer to apply 2 coats of paint and after it's fully dried, I inked the edges using Distress Ink. 

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After my border is fully dry, I took my mixer leaves stencil and securely taped my stencil in place using some washi tape.

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Then taking some Tim Holtz Distress Ink-mowed lawn , I applied my Distress Ink over some of the leaves, using my ink dabber. Set these pieces aside for now.

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Next from my Botanical paper collection, I cut and glued my papers behind each window of my bottom layer chipboard Printer frame piece. I recommend using Beacon 3 in 1 Glue. It's fast drying and has a strong bond. Then I glue this bottom piece onto the back base of my Printer Tray. Glue your next chipboard frame piece on top of the previous layer. 

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Now I cut apart one of my Clear Scraps Fancy Butterflies chipboard embellishments, I had leftover from a previous project. But you could use both butterfly chipboard embellishments if you like. I added some yellow and green glitter to my chipboard butterfly wings. Then set aside to dry.

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Now the fun begins and we can add our embellishments. I like to use some fuzzy cut elements and ephemera pieces using foam dots to adhere to the different sections of my printer tray. I added a stamp, and even glued some Butterflies to my chipboard Deco border piece. I chose to add a photo of my mother inside one of the windows too for a personal touch!

Now you can add your acrylic layer, but remember to peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic sheet, before gluing in place. Now you can glue your final top layer in place! Then I took my Deco border piece and glued along the bottom edge of my Printer Tray. 

To finish your project, I added a jute cord on the back and now it's ready to display on your wall!

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Here are some closeups

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Thanks so much for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! We appreciate your support and we love to see your crafty makes! So please share on our Facebook Creative page! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here

Until next time, Happy Crafting! Let your creativity flow!

Dana

Other Supplies Used: 49 and Market Botanical collection, Tim Holtz Distress Ink-mowed lawn and Rusty Hinge, Trimmer, Beacon glue, Marta Stewart glitters- Peridot and Lemon Drop, photo, 


Island Vacation 3D Frame

When I take pictures near the beach, just about every photo is worth displaying because the colors are amazing!  How about you?  Hello there, it's Maureen with you today, and I'm sorting through my last beach vacation photos this month.  I've decided on a couple that I want to display on my end tables, and it's perfect that the Clear Scraps 3D Frameables are here to help me with that!

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For this picture, I've chosen the Base with Square Frame to start with and I'm also using the Word and Shape Vacation Palm Tree wood pieces.  This is going to be a casual and fun display that is a great reminder of special trips from the past.

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I think the base of the frame looks a lot like a surfboard, so to decorate it, I've chosen a white card stock and the 3" by 12" Hibiscus Border.  Surfboards have lots of hibiscus images!  To color the images, I've chosen some bright and fun Distress Inks and a sponge applicator, and started applying ink from the outer edges of the flowers.  Follow this pattern down for about 4 flowers.

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Next, I've filled in the middle of the flower with a different color and used a cotton Q-Tip to apply it in the small areas.  On another piece of paper, I've colored in 2 additional flowers.  These I will cut out later to decorate.

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I've traced the stenciled paper, along with a green embossed card stock, with the bases of the frames, cut them out and used a sharp blade to cut out the middle slots for the pictures.  These are both glued on with a tacky glue.  If you prefer it to be sealed, a decoupage sealant works great too!

Now, I set out to decorate the palm tree wood piece.  I'm first wrapping the trunk with a brown twine and gluing it with tacky glue.

For this display, I liked the look of the natural wood, so I left the word vacation unpainted, along with the base of the palm tree.  Instead, I lightly sponged some Distress inks to them both, giving it a weathered and natural look.

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For the palm leaves, I cut out palm shapes from a die cut I had in a couple colors, then glued them on over each other.  In the middle I applied a couple gems to look like coconuts.  Okay...sparkly coconuts.  Ha!

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The frame is covered with a blue card stock, traced and cut to fit.  I shaded the edges with the brown Distress ink next.  Then, with the extra hibiscus flowers, I "fussy cut" (trimmed them closely) them out and attached them to the frame.

The end result has such an old-style beach theme feel to it!  I really love the colors and realistic palm tree in this setting.

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What colors would you choose for a beach vacation frame?  I hope this project inspires you to try one yourself.  If you want to try, I've included a supply list below.  Enjoy the decorating process and happy crafting!

Maureen

Additional supplies:  Distress inks (orange, green, brown), sponge applicators, twine, gems, palm branch die cut, tacky glue, colored card stock


Clear Scraps Chipboard Embellishments--Birthday Wishes LO

Hi there everyone!  Laura here with you today to share a fun

LO with you, and it's all about the birthdays!

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Bright colorful and fun, and Clear Scraps chipboard

embellishments that are just the right touch to show off

and enhance all those great birthday photos!

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Clear Scraps has so many Chipboard Word Titles to

pick from!  Make sure to check out all they have

to offer--holiday, special occasion, vacation, really a

lot of options!  For this LO the word "Birthday" and

the word "Wishes" were used.  They were painted with

acrylic paint in bright colors that went well with the

pretty swirled patterned paper used as the base of this LO.

You could use just one of the title words of course--I

just liked the idea of using the two words so I could use

the different colors to make the title pop on the page.

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The birthday cake used here is one of the Clear Scraps

Chipboard Shape Embellishments.  Acrylic paint was

used for this one also, but remember you can use

most mediums--ink, stamps, sprays, embossing, really

a lot of options!  This is another item in the store at

Clear Scraps that you can find a shape for just about

anything you can think of!  Find them all HERE.

Also if you look at the background behind the cake

(I love the way it peeks through the birthday cake

chipboard) the swirled background you see was

created using the brand new 5x9 Circle Dots Stencil.

It's so awesome that you get 2 stencils in one for

twice the fun!  I used acrylic paint and gently

sponged it on to white cardstock through the

circle portion, then brushed the edges with a

bit of blue acrylic paint.  It makes a festive

background behind the birthday cake chipboard.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  5x9 Circle Dot Stencil,

Birthday Cake Chipboard Shape,

Birthday Chipboard Word Title,

Wishes Chipboard Word Title.

Other:  acrylic paint--blue, green, yellow,

orange.  Yellow cardstock, foam tape, adhesive,

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Flag Mini Shaker Acrylic Card

Hello friends! Its Jennifer here on the blog today to share an acrylic card I created using one of the fun Mini Shaker Shapes from Clear Scraps.  There are multiple designs to choose from that will fit whatever theme or holiday you need!  Since it is Memorial Day here in the US, I created a patriotic themed project using the Flag Mini Shaker. And I will share the techniques I used! 

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I began by painting the front chipboard frame as well as the inside/outside edges of the middle frames with chalk paint in red.  You don't necessarily have to use chalk paint but it does dry quickly. And I liked the color!

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Using my Beacon Adhesive, I adhered patterned paper to the chipboard base of the shaker.  I trimmed away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife and sanding tool. 

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I cut a 4 x 5 1/2 inch piece from the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet for my card front.  Then using the 4x6 Stars Stencil, I applied a layer of modeling paste over the top. 

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Once my paste was dry, I re-positioned my stencil and blended red and blue Distress Inks as shown.  As you can see, I left the middle "blank" for white. 

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Here is a close up of the Flag Mini Shaker that I filled with traditional sequins and metallic stars.  I adhered it to the front of my card again using my Beacon Adhesive.  

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I also added smaller embellishments such a die cut shapes as well as enamel dots for accent! 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all of the Mini Shakers by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, epoxy stickers:  Pink Paislee; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow; modeling paste: Teresa Collins Designs; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; epoxy stars: Bella Blvd; Distress Inks: Ranger; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Jillibean Soup, Making Memories; misc: x-acto knife, healing mat, sanding tool. 

 

 


Country Fresh Shiplap Milk Can

Hello Crafty Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today. Have you seen all the new Shiplap wood shapes from Clear Scraps? There are a variety of shapes and sizes to fit any decor! 

For my project today, I chose the Clear Scraps Shiplap Milk Can (large) to match my Farmhouse Decor. Click Here 

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To begin I painted the surface of my Shiplap Milk can using Folk art Chalk paint Whispering Wheat and let this dry.

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Then I painted over the top coat with Folk art Chalk paint Milkjug and let this dry.

Next I took one of the many new stencils from Clear Scraps  ( I'm using the Grunge/Brick mixer stencil)  Click Here and taped it down onto my wood shape securely. I love that these stencils have 2 different stencil designs in one. I took my palette knife and spread some Ranger texture paste crackle over the top of my stencil. Let it dry overnight to achieve more cracks. 

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Take some Distress ink Gathered Twigs and with your sponge dabber lightly rub the ink over your stenciled surface. I rub off some of the ink on my dabber before applying. I still want some of the paint to show through. Then I painted the top of my Milkjug with some brown acrylic paint. 

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I measured a piece of paper 8 & 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, distressed the edges using my Distress tool. Then using some Distress ink, I inked all the edges of my paper. Then using Beacon Glue, I adhered my paper in the center of my wood shape. I traced and cut another piece of paper. Distressed and inked along the edhes before adhering to the bottom left corner. Making sure my edges are rounded. 

Next I cut apart 2 chipboard gears from Clear Scraps Cog Gears chipboard embellishments. Click Here

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You can save the others for a future project. Using a stiff brush, I applied 3 different Rust pastes (gold, red and brown)onto each gear chipboard piece, using a punching motion. Keep layering the rust pastes until you achieve the desired look you like.

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 Next I took some jute cord and wrapped it several times around the top area of my Milkjug. Then tied my jute cord into a bow. Then hot glued a Prima flower on top. Then added a sticker sentiment along the left side of my flower!

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Now you can arrange your embellishments and create the design you want. I took one of the cute journaling cards with the cow, added foam tape to the back, then adhered towards the bottom left side of my wood shape. I glued my chipboard gears in place using Beacon glue. I decorated the top of one gear with a Rooster ephermera piece,  adding foam dots to the back before adhering in the center.

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The other smaller gear on the bottom right corner, I adhered a cute wooden spool!

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At the top I added foam dots to the back of my ephermera piece "Country Fresh" and adhered a chipboard sticker button below.

Here's a close up:

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You can add a metal hanger in the back so you can display on your wall!

Here's my finished project!

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I hope you will be inspired to create one or more of these new Clear Scraps Shiplap shapes! Check them out here on the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Thank you for stopping by on the Clear Scraps blog! Until we meet again,  Happy Crafting!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Prima Marketing Farm Sweet Farm collection, Folk art Chalk paint Milkjug and Whispering Wheat, Distress tool, foam Dots, trimmer, Beacon Glue, sponge brush, Tim Holtz Distress ink-Rusty Hinge and Gathered Twigs, Finnibair Rust Pastes- Gold, Brown and Red, stiff paintbrush, Prima Spring Farmhouse wooden spools, jute cord, metal hanger.

 

 

 

 


Tagged The Most Beautiful Yard!

Hey everybody! Leslie here sharing a super cute 'award' in the form of a large tag featuring our 5x9 Leaves Stencil and our Mini Shaker Award Ribbon. This was aimed at my hubby and started out as kind of a joke. He has the greenest thumbs I've ever seen and I keep telling him he deserves an award... you wouldn't believe the difference in our front and back yards now compared to when we moved into our house and year and a half ago!

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I worked on the Mini Shaker Award Ribbon first. I colored the top chipboard form and the edges of the other chipboard forms and back with a teal alcohol marker. I adhered white cardstock to the award area of the chipboard back and blue metallic cardstock to the ribbon tails. Using the left side of the 5x9 Leaves Stencil and the same distress inks, I stenciled a small background area on a sheet of cardstock and printed a computer-generated award sentiment. I trimmed it and adhered it as a layer to the award area of the chipboard back. Working from the bottom up, I adhered the next two chipboard forms and added a pinch of shaker mix. I then adhered the acrylic divider (with the protective film removed from both sides) and the top chipboard form. I clamped it for about 10-15 minutes to ensure that the layers adhere well.

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Next, I worked on the tag base which I cut from white cardstock. Using the right side of the 5x9 Leaves Stencil and several distress inks, I stenciled the background for the left side of the tag. I adhered a panel to the right side of the tag cut from teal cardstock, and added a strip of teal glitter washi tape to the seam. I adhered the shaker and then added garden tool brads, lawn mower brads and a sunglasses brad. I adhered another layer of cardstock to hide the brad prongs and to provide a little extra stability to the tag. I created a hole reinforcement from white cardstock using two circle punches, and threaded ribbon and crafting cord through the hole. The finishing touch was adding several turquoise glitter enamel dots.

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Clear Scraps products used:
5x9 Leaves Stencil
Mini Shaker Award Ribbon

Other products used:
Cardstock, computer-generated sentiment, distress ink, circle punches, paper trimmer, craft glue, glimmer mist, glitter washi tape, brads, sequin shaker mix, ribbon and crafting cord, glitter enamel dots

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Sweet Treat Summer Shaker Card

Hey everybody! Leslie here sharing a sweet Summer card featuring our Mini Shaker Popsicle filled with Sprinkles Lime Confetti on a Geo Burst Stencil background! I love creating my own backgrounds and this one was really fun watching it come to life!

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I started by coloring the top chipboard form of the Mini Shaker Popsicle along with the edges of the remaining forms and back with alcohol markers. 


I adhered a piece of popsicle patterned paper from my stash to the chipboard back so it's visible through the aperture.

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Working up from the bottom, I adhered the next two chipboard forms and added Sprinkles Lime Confetti. I removed the protective film from the bottom side of the acrylic divider and adhered it, then removed the protective film from the top side of the acrylic divider and adhered the top chipboard form. When creating shakers and multi-layer chipboard and wood projects, it's always a good idea to apply clamps to ensure that the layers adhere well. I leave the clamps on for about 10-15 minutes. 

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I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base along with front and inside layering panels from white and yellow cardstock. I created the background by applying twisted citron, fossilized amber, wild honey and abandoned coral distress inks to one of the white cardstock panels through the Geo Burst Stencil with blending brushes, and then spritzed some glimmer mist for a little shimmer. 


I trimmed the panel, adhered a piece of dotted patterned paper and a strip of skinny washi tape across the bottom, and layered it on one of the yellow cardstock panels. I embellished the inside white layering panel with a strip of yellow cardstock and skinny washi tape, and layered it on the remaining yellow cardstock panel. I added sticker sentiments. 

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I adhered the front and inside panels to the card base, and added the shaker and red gemstones to the card front complete the project. 


Clear Scraps products used:
Mini Shaker Popsicle
Geo Burst Stencil
Sprinkles Lime Confetti

Other products used:
Cardstock, patterned paper, distress inks, blending brushes, glimmer mist, alcohol markers, paper trimmer, craft glue, permanent adhesive, skinny washi tape, red jewel bling, sentiment stickers

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Wood Shape Shiplap Cow Head

Howdy!

Texas Tami here on the blog today with a decidedly Texan project to show you!

Have you checked out Clear Scraps' new Shiplap Shapes yet? They have rustled up a herd of great designs. Shiplap is extremely popular in home decor and now you can create some unique projects of your own. The shapes come in 2 sizes, small and large. 

I used the Large Shiplap Cow Head to create this welcoming sign for my home...

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Here's how I made it - step-by-step...

to create a distressed, weathered look, I started by adding some craft ink in a dark brown across the grain, then I went back with a lighter brown...

I heat set the ink to be sure that it was set, then using a damp sponge brush, I went over the piece with white paint...

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Once the paint was dry, I used a sanding block to remove some of the paint especially around the edges and in the grooves of the shiplap. Sand with the grain...

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I used the Capital ABC 6" stencil to add "Howdy" in blue craft ink. Since the letters are close together on the stencil, I like to mask off the letters close to the one I am stenciling to avoid accidentally inking a part of a neighboring letter. Since I was using craft ink - which is a slower drying pigment ink - I heat set each letter after stenciling it. I also cleaned the stencil after inking each letter to avoid smearing...

I used the Lower Case ABC's Stencil to add "ya'll" in dark brown craft ink. I followed the same steps for inking as before. If you would like to close the "gap" on any letters, if you slightly offset the stencil, you can ink in the break. Just be sure to mask off any close areas...

Now that the Cow Head was all finished, it was time to embellish! And what else could I use to embellish this Texas Cow except denim and red bandana?!

I made spiral roses using different shades of denim. You can also use the backside of the fabric to add another variety of color.

To make the roses start with a circle - doesn't need to be exact. I used 2 1/2" to 5" circles. After you have the circle, start at the outside edge and begin to cut in a spiral towards the center. Slightly widen the width as you go and leave a small circle as the base at the center...

Add a thin line of glue along a few inches of the bottom edge of the spiral and then roll it up. Add more glue as you roll until you come to the center. Add a dab of glue to the center of  the base and press the flower down on it...

I used a paper drill to punch holes at the top of the Cow Head and inserted a piece of rope through the holes. I knotted the rope on the back to secure the hanger...

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A strong glue was used to adhere the flowers to the upper right of the Cow Head. I also made a bow from red bandana fabric and accented it with some twine. I also added some leaves cut from a "leather-look" embossed felt...

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Here's some closeup pics of the flowers and bandana trim...

SUPPLIES:
Clear Scraps: Large Shiplap Cow Head, Capital ABC 6" stencil and Lower Case ABC's Stencil

Other: Beacon Adhesives: Fabri-Tac and Mixed Media Glue, Clear Snap: Blue, Tan and Dark Brown Craft Ink, White Paint, Sanding Block, Masking or Blue Painters Tape, Denim, Red Bandana, Tan Embossed Felt, Twine and Rope


Friends

 

It's Sandy Diller here today and friends is the subject for this project where I used the Deco Pallet Shape and the Circle Dots Stencil  and the word "Friends" from Clear Scraps.

This display can easily be used for any photo.  I left the top part of the word "Friends" with no glue (as shown below) so a photo can be slipped in or out for any occasion.

I created some lovely flowers to decorate the frame using the same ink as below.

 
I began by cutting a shape from paper using the pallet shape as a pattern.  It can be attached using any method you like but I used my Xyron Machine to make the back sticky.  Some pink ink was added around the edges to create a soft edge.
 
 
After attaching the paper and cleaning up the edges I added some stenciling using the Circle Dots Stencil.  I masked off part of the stencil so it would have a random edge that I could make fade out.
 
 
I mixed some reinkers to paint with - now it will match the flowers and stenciling.
 
 
Thank  you so much for joining me today and I hope you have been inspired.
 
Sandy

 


My Happy Place

Hello Crafters!

Dana here! I'm excited to share my Home Decor project using the brand new Shiplap shapes from Clear Scraps! Be sure to take a look at all the fun shapes and sizes available. Click Here

Today for my project I chose the Circle Shiplap Shape large Click Here and House Shiplap Shape Click Here small. 

To begin our project I took some chalk paint and a sponge brush and painted the front side of my round Shiplap Shape. Let dry. 

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Next I taped my Clear Scraps New Grunge Brick stencil Click Here in place onto my wood surface. Then with my pallet knife I spread some Crackle texture paste over my stencil. Scrape off any excess. Carefully lift off your stencil and let dry. I repeated this step on another section of my wood surface. Let your crackle dry throughly overnight before you go to the next step. I recommend you don't use a heat tool to dry the crackle. You'll get better crackle results letting it air dry.

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Now we can add some color to our crackle stenciled surface. I chose to use Spectrum Noir inks and a Distress ink along with an ink dabber and gently rubbed three different color inks over my stenciled areas. 

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Here's a close up!

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Now set aside and take your House Shiplap Shape and decorate the top surface. I chose to decorate my house shape with Mintay papers but you can paint, ink or decorate however you like. I chose 2 different coordinating papers and cut and glued to my house using Beacon glue. Then I cut away any excess paper using my x-acto knife and then took my sanding tool and smoothed around all the edges. To decorate my house shape, I added some chipboard sticker sentiments and circle shape from one of the coordinating papers. I also added a cute puffy sticker heart on the chimney!

Here's a closeup!

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Now the fun part is decorating your Shiplap Shape! I fuzzy cut some images from my papers and inked around all the edges. I like to arrange the placement of my pieces, before adhering them to my project. I added foam tape to the back of my Shiplap house shape before adhering down onto my round Shiplap piece. This adds some dimension which I love. I added foam dots to some of my embellishments and some matching stickers. Then I added a few crystal gems in scattered areas on my project. Added alittle glitter to my butterflies wings!

To finish, I took two pieces of light blue and Pink Tulle and with hot glue I attached a hanger to the back of my wood shape. Now it's ready to display on your wall. 

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Here's some closeups!

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I hope you were inspired today and you'll want to try creating some for yourself or as a gift to surprise someone special! Thanks again for visiting the Clear Scraps blog! Don't forget to check out all the new products on the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Until next time Have a Crafty Day!

Dana

Other Supplies used: Spectrum Noir Harmony Inks: Winter Rose and Oasis, Distress ink Rusty Hinge,  Ranger Texture Crackle Paste, X-acto knife, sanding tool, Mintay My Happy Place paper collection, Stickles glitter-diamond, foam dots, foam tape, Prima crystals, Folk art Chalk paint Milkjug

 

 


Decked Out Independence Day Gnomie

Hey, everybody! Leslie here, sharing a super fun project with you today! I love anything Americana and I absolutely LOVE gnomes so that combination can only mean the coolest gnomie ever! This project features our Medium Gnome 1 holding a Mini Shaker Flag embellished with the 5x9 Wave Strips Stencil, and he's all decked out in red, white and blue patterned papers with a gray marble patterned paper beard and blue cardstock shoes! ;) Oh, this was a fun one!

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I covered all the wood Medium Gnome 1 pieces with patterned paper and cardstock, and inked the edges in black soot distress ink. The only painting I did on the gnome was his nose and little hands which called for a mixture of paints (Liquitex Raw Umber, Yellow Oxide and Titanium White) to achieve a flesh color. I embellished his hat with two border die cuts and upper/lowercase dsie cut alphas.

I painted the Mini Shaker Flag pole with a silver metallic paint pen, covered the front chipboard form with the same blue cardstock I used for his shoes, and inked the edges. I used the 5x9 Wave Strips Stencil, Liquitex Cadmium Red Medium Hue acrylic paint and a foam brush to stencil the design to resemble flag stripes on the chipboard back, and adhered four small punched stars. I adhered the next two chipboard forms onto the chipboard back, filled the shaker with red and blue stars and white seed beads, and adhered the acrylic divider (after removing the protective film) and then the front chipboard form.

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I adhered the flag to the front of the gnome and adhered his hands to appear as though he's gripping the flag pole. ;)

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Clear Scraps products used:
Medium Gnome 1
Mini Shaker Flag
5x9 Wave Strips Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock, patterned paper, distress ink, paint pen, assorted acrylic paints, dies and punch, glue, collage medium, die cutting machine, sequins, seed beads

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie


Life is Good - in the hood

 Hello friends and welcome back,

It's Sandy Diller here to share a fun project using 4 great products from Clear Scraps - the new Large Shiplap Heart, the Small Shiplap House, the Life is Good Chipboard Script Word Title and the Sun Rise Stencil.  I had a great time making this so let's get started.

 
I was inspired to make this shiplap panel after a lovely bike ride around my neighborhood seeing so many cacti in bloom.  I snapped a few photos to display here. 

I began by blending some ink on the Shiplap Heart near the top and then added some washi tape at the bottom.

Next came some embossing paste and the Sun Rise Stencil.

I ripped up some corrugated paper to make a mountain that is edged in a darker brown.
After adding the mountains to the shiplap I covered the shiplap house with paper and then added it on the right side. 

I painted "Life is Good" with some gold paint and then cut out the words "in the hood" using dies.

 

 

 
Using some old slides, I removed the film and added in my photos.  Next came a camera that I cut using a die from the Movers and Shapers.  I have a red camera so I made mine red.
 
 
To finish this project I added the photos around the top of the camera.  I did use some foam tape on the back to make them pop up.
 
Thanks for joining me today - Life Is Good!!
 
Sandy
 
 

 


Small Shiplap Shapes Home Decor

Hello friends and happy Monday!  It's Jennifer here on the blog to share some of the new adorable Shiplap Shapes!  I create some spring themed door hangers using the Small Circle and Small Heart Shiplap Shape.  And I'm going to show you my techniques! 

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I used the same technique for each background of my  Shiplap shapes so I'm just going to show you the circle.  First I added a light coat of chalk paint in Patina.  

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Once my paint was dry, I used a tea light candle and applied wax to the surface of the wood. The more wax you apply will equal a more distressed effect. 

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Next, I applied white chalk paint in small sections.  I used my scraper in an upward motion while my paint was still wet.  You can apply your scraper as gentle or hard as you prefer.  

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I adhered strips of patterned paper to the lower center of the circle followed by die cuts and stickers from the collection I used.  I  matted a favorite wallet sized photo onto white cardstock as well as added a metal clip. I thought the Circle Shiplap Shape would be a cute way to display a picture. 

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Here are close ups of the project! 

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For the Small Heart Shiplap Shape, I again used the same background technique with chalk paint and wax. Then using the 4x6 Hello Spring Stencil plus Distress Oxide Ink in pink, I blended my color directly onto the heart. 

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Here is a close up of the end result!  I also added a small strip of patterned paper as well as die cut flowers, butterflies and enamel dots. 

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For both of my projects I adhered pink/white chevron ribbon to the back for easy display.

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  You can see all the new Clear Scraps releases by clicking HERE!  Have a wonderful day! 

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cuts, epoxy stickers, enamel dots: Pinkfresh Studios; paint: FolkArt; Distress Oxide Ink, metal clip: Ranger; Ribbon: May Arts; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, tealight candle, scraper. 


Clear Scraps DIY Pallet--Springtime Flowers Home Decor

Hi there all!  Laura is here to share with you today!

Who is ready for warmer temperatures and

the beautiful flowers they bring?  We are just starting to

see some activity here in the midwest and until then,

I have a great little spring decor project using some of

the new items available from Clear Scraps!

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This bright, fun home decor project starts with the

Clear Scraps Square Medium DIY pallet shape.

It's painted a bright cheerful aqua color of acrylic paint,

and then it was stenciled, using white acrylic paint that

was sponged on over the NEW Clear Scraps

5x9 Brick Grunge Stencil.

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Love the fun detail and depth this stencil gives this piece!

I also love that you get 2 stencils in one on these

new 5x9 stencils!!  So many different possibilities! 

If you'd like to see all the  options available,

check out the NEW section HERE!

Another of the great new items you can find in the

Clear Scraps store are the fun Shiplap Shapes! 

They come in different sizes and shapes, and you

can use them to create in so many ways! I used

the Circle Shiplap Shape Small in this project.

It fits just perfectly in the center of this pallet shape

so it makes a perfect layering piece!  It was just

painted with orange paint and then I used a strip of

a bright, springtime pretty, floral print paper

across the center of the circle, then added the sweet

little flower cart and sentiment.

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It really creates the focal point for this home decor

project.  The circle is surrounded by pretty paper

ephemera flowers to really make it pop!

Feels like Springtime doesn't it?!  And super quick and

simple!  Just a few enamel dots and it's complete!  If

you wanted you could add a ribbon to hang this from,

or just display it in an easel.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape,

5x9 Brick Grunge Stencil,

Circle Shiplap Shape Small.

Other:  Acrylic paint--aqua, orange, white,

Simple Stories Full Bloom--papers, ephemera,

foam tape, glue, enamel dots.


Drinking Out of a Mason Jar is a Cute Thing!

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a 3-D shaker refrigerator magnet featuring our Stones Stencil and Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishments! I love 'thinking outside the box' with my crafty projects, and all it took to make the chipboard into a 3-D shaker was a couple double-sided adhesive foam strips and some acetate! The Stones stencil is one of several new stencils in the store and I used it with distress inks to embellish the banner on the front of the mason jar. 

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I started by coloring the top chipboard form of the Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishments as well as the edge of the chipboard back with a gray alcohol marker. I cut a piece of white cardstock and a piece of clear acetate the shape of the mason jar chipboard back, set aside the acetate piece, and colored three-quarters of the white cardstock with a yellow alcohol marker to resemble lemonade. I stamped a whimsical lemon in the bottom right corner in three coordinating yellow inks, and adhered the cardstock panel to the chipboard back so it's visible through the aperture.

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I adhered the paper straw in place and then added two double-sided adhesive foam strips around the edge of the mason jar, one on top of the other. I placed the top chipboard form onto the adhesive strips, added yellow sequins, and adhered the acetate piece on the very top to resemble glass. I added a twine bow around the top of the mason jar as well as a die cut banner with a computer-generated sentiment that I stenciled with the Stones Stencil and three distress inks.

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I adhered a strip of cardstock around the outside edge of the mason jar to conceal the adhesive foam strip, and then adhered two small disc magnets on the back with distress collage medium which finished the project.


Clear Scraps products used:
Stones Stencil
Mason Jars Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
Cardstock, clear stamps, dye inks, stamp positioner, alcohol markers, distress inks, blending brush, die, paper trimmer, craft glue, collage medium, adhesive foam strips, paper straw, sequins, craft plastic, twine, small disc magnets

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie