Monday, 6 July 2015

Celebrate sea with IBS

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my July post.
July means Summer for us here in Israel. Summer means shore and sea. Yes, we live near the sea and also I personally don't like sand and sun as the country we do love it a lot. So today I made a card that is totally dedicated to celebration of sea  and sun and it's totally different from the usual cards that I  make.
 First I don't usually make cards that celebrate general things, such as seasons, nature or life in general. Then usually I don't make cards that have scenes  stamped over the themed patterned paper. So this card card is not my usual one, but I like the result a lot.
First I made the die cut with a word CELEBRATE  from the patterned paper and outlined it inside.
Then I made a stamped scene with brown pigmented ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. As you understand ALL STAMPS are from Inspired by Stamping new releases.  The first set I used is a new Seaside set and it's just a pure pleasure  for all who love maritime  stamps.


Then the chairs and the birds on the bottom were colored with distress markers (so easy to color inside the heat embossed images!).
I added some  birds stamped with black permanent ink on the top and the the big word SEA  was stamped to complete the sentiment . I used the word stamp from the Seaside Sentiments new set and believe me, this is the best sentiment set ever!

And yes, we do CELEBRATE SEA in our country. Do you?

Sunday, 5 July 2015

ARTplorations : Enjoy life layout

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my very first post made for ARTplorations!
This time I decided to make a layout... I was a primary scrapper once and then moved to stamping and Mixed Media, but I still scrap and make layouts and keep own family memories alive.
So this layout is about our cruise to Cyprus last year.
I used Create magazine sketch that was just perfect for 3 photos layout.As we didn't know anyone on the cruise and were too shy to ask to take our mutual photos, the only photos we have are of each other by each other. I used themed paper and embellishments, but altered the background with stencils, texture paste, glitter and inks.
And ARTplorations stencils were just the great  fit to this altered background.
I used Bubbles stencil  with Peacock Feathers  distress ink over the  patterned paper and those are all circles you can see as the background.
Then I added Confetti Circles over the upper part of the basic cardstock and those are those lines in the sky.
The last, but not least are my glittered birds in the sky. Made with Some Birds stencil and white texture paste and then clear glitter was added to the wet paste and I heat embossed it a bit. The great thing about stencils is that you can use them from both sides and I really used  it from the back to make the birds  to fly to the " no photos" side of  my layout.
So as you can see- stencils are not just for Mixed Media! If you are a scrapbooker you still can use them on your pages and to make each and every page unique.

Supply list:
Cardstock: Paper House Productions
Stickers: Paper House Productions
Rub- ons: Paper House Productions
Puffy title: Paper House Productions
 Inks: Ranger

Other: texture paste, glitter

Mold and cast your own embellishments with clear stamps

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here again and this time I am going to show you how to make you own unique embellishment using a clear stamp you already have and some ETI products.
Lot of times we want to add a 3d embellishment and we only have stamps. Also it's possible  to make a good heat embossed stamped image and even to  make it like a 3d sticker, it's still a paper embellishment and not something like plastic or metal one. But with a few easy steps and a lot of waiting time we can do own own resin embellishments with any clear or rubber stamp we own. 

Supply list for casted piece:
Stamp- Inspired by Stamping Water Lily
Mold- Easy Mold Silicone Putty - ETI
Cast- Easy  Cast Clear casting epoxy ETI
Card supplies:
Cardstock, glitter cardstock: American Crafts
Stickers: Paper House Productions
Die: Spellbinders

 Step by step instructions:
1.  Make a mold with ETI Easy Mold Silicone Putty and a big clear stamp.
After you take the stamp out it stays a bit dirty (like you have purple stamp), but you can  easy clean it with dish soap and warm water.

2. Color the inside of you mold with shimmer pigments. If you ask why I decided to color it before the casting and not after the cast is done- here is the answer. Those pigments are non permanent. If we color  over the dry casted piece we need to use some glaze unless we want them to leave  pigmented colors all around. With this method of casting over the pigments , the pigments are casted inside the piece and the outer surface is crystal clean.

3. Cast the piece with  ETI Easy Cast Clear Epoxy , mixing  it according to manufacturer's advice. Let it dry for at least 24 hours. As this is a very thin layer it may take even more.

4.  Trim your casted piece with small sharp scissors (easy done as this is a thin casted piece and it's still a bit flexible after 24 hours). This photo shows the casted piece before it was trimmed.

5. Make you final project with your unique casted focal piece. I made a card where the lily is the focal point for frogs around and it's all about fairy tales and prince charming things.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Mail art with Rubber Dance

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first blog post made for Rubber Dance stamp company for July.
This time I played with a very new , just released Envelope stamps set and I need to say that I am hooked! I love this easy to make Mail art  and also I am totally new to it, I am sure I will do much more of post cards, envelopes and package covers in the future. So much fun! So easy! So different  and so creative!
I just  stamped the stamps from this delicious set over and over with different inks, added some Gelato colors and a bit of post washi tapes and this envelope was made. To keep the address space white I used book shaped die cut (Spellbinders) as a mask. And if you like to make Mail art- Rubber Dance new Envelope  set is just the best of the best!

Friday, 3 July 2015

Hi- Tropical Mixed Media card

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my very first  Die Versions July post in my blog.
 This time I am going to share a Mixed Media card. Yes-  this card was made with stencils, texture paste, inks, embossing powders and glitter. So this is a true Mixed Media piece. But on the other hand, this card is a card. With a focal point (also a bit cluttered) and a small sentiment and it's not this heavy stamped/misted/painted Mixed Media piece we are used to  think of when we see the term " Mixed Media".
So this is my kind of Mixed Media: lots of mediums and no mess. And then I just added a couple of Die Versions June release dies as my  large focal card point.
Both Hula girl and Tiki boards  were die cut  from simple thick white cardstock.
The Hula girl was layered over double sided adhesive piece and glitter was added over the open adhesive (now you can see it inside the die cut ). The Tiki boards die was covered with clear embossing ink and then I used at least 5  colors of embossing powders and embossing glitters to get this look. I also added a simple heat embossed with yellow powder punched circle as a " sun" on the back of my die cut cluster. The " sun rays" background was made with a stencil, texture paste , embossing powders and  color mists.
 I hope you like this card and the techniques I used with Die Versions new dies.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Thank you card: with Ann Butler's products

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome again to Ann Butler's blog.
Today I am going to share a card made with a lot of stamping, masking and even die cutting and  after all it's still a very clean and simple card.
The full tutorial is in Ann Butler's blog today!
Please visit and leave me some love there!

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Read book: book marks with TPD

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first July post made with Two Paper Divas new stamps.
Actually this is June  new release  shown here, but with the shipping time to Israel I always get my new goodies 2-3 weeks later, so for me June release is totally new and I am going to share  some inspiration with this release  before I move to the newer  July one. (And what a gorgeous one too!)
Today I decided to make a couple of bookmarks. I am a book warm and always was; the thicker the book is- the more I like it. So for me bookmarks are the must. And as I read 2-3 books simultaneously I really need a couple of new bookmarks for my  very thick books in progress.
So I used those adorable Hooters stamp that reminds me me of myself (big glasses from the age of 4... ) and it was just the perfect fit as my bookmark topper.
I stamped them with brown pigmented ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I colored them with distress markers (Ranger) and misted  with light glimmer mists (Tattered Angels). The colored  owls were die cut with scalloped ovals die (Spellbinders) and then inked around and I trimmed the bottom to fit the book mark shape as a topper.

 Each bookmark was made with thick cardstock base and Paper House Productions patterned paper glued over it. I made a light distressing around the paper and inked it around.

Both toppers were glued over the paper rectangles and I tied s piece of natural jute ribbon on the top.
 Then I added READ and BOOK fabric letters over the book marks and they were all done.

Now it's your turn! Make your own bookmarks with TPD gorgeous stamps!
Easy and can be done with  and for your kids too.

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