Monday, May 2, 2016

Steampunk Heart with Rebecca Baer Designs

Steampunk is really trendy right now and I had a lot of fun creating this funky card using the small Steampunk Clockface stencil from Rebecca Baer Designs.   This collage style stencil incorporates multiple gears with roman numerals and a skeleton key!
I started by taping the stencil on top of a piece of 6"x6" watercolor paper and applying Faber Castell Whipped Spackle.

After it dried, I lightly spritzed it with water and dripped on 3 different colors of Ken Oliver's Liquid Metals.

I used a wet paint brush to move the Liquid Metals across the surface, blending in some areas until I was happy with the look.  I used a heat tool to dry the surface.

I replaced the stencil and lightly inked the raised surfaces with a water based black ink.

So grungy and cool! I trimmed the paper down to a 5.5" square.

I die cut a heart from Deco Foil White Foam Adhesive and adhered it to the front of the card. I crinkled up small pieces of Pewter and Pumpkin Deco Foil Transfer Sheets...

...and created a random pattern of color on the heart by alternating the colors on the adhesive surface.

I really love the texture on the heart from using the crinkled foil.

To finish things off, I used black cord to tie a metal tag onto the front.  I accented the heart with 3 tiny rhinestones, added some copper colored brads and mounted it all on a black cardstock base.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Materials for the Steampunk Heart Card:

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Coffee with Want2Scrap!

Today I am sharing a coffee themed layout featuring bling from Want2Scrap!  My daughter received a really cute owl coffee mug as a gift from one of her best girlfriends and just I had to snap some pictures!  Grid style layouts are really popular right now and I had a lot of fun putting this one together.

I fell in love with the Coffee Addict Collection from Moxxie and started the layout with the coffee stained Java paper as the background.  After creating a grid with 1/8" strips of brown, I cut 3"x3" squares from the Perfect Blend paper and placed them with either the coffee beans or the words facing up.  I fussy cut the little coffee cup from the Coffee Cutout paper and added this little bit of bling from Swirls Finesse to really brighten up the first square!
This sentiment  was also trimmed out of the Coffee Cutouts paper, inked and adhered with dimensional foam tape.  I add a little bit of bling using 72 Count Dark Green Rhinestones.

The centerpiece of the layout - and the part I love the best - is this lovely, shiney burst of steam created with Brown Rhinestone Swirls Finesse!

Just a touch here and there using more of the Dark Green 72 Count rhinestones...

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Materials for Coffee Steam layout:

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Authentique Cuddle Card with Want2Scrap

 I really love fancy fold cards and the tri-shutter is probably my all time favorite style! I enjoy decorating all the different surfaces!  Remember the mini-album I shared in my last post?  This is the card I created for the new mommy!

I used the Cuddle Girl Collection from Authentique Papers.  The front of the card features an element I trimmed out of one of the pages and decorated with a single white pearl from Want2Scrap.  See it in the upper right?  A perfect center for that sweet flower!  I love the 72 Count White Pearl package because it comes with an assortment of sizes: 8mm, 6mm, and 3mm.

I decorated the back panel of the card with Swirls Finesse in White Pearls.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Materials for Baby Card:

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Cuddle Girl Album with Want2Scrap

My niece recently had a beautiful, brand new baby girl!  As a gift, I created an 8"x8" album using the Cuddle Girl Collection from Authentique.  Realizing that she is an exhausted new mommy, I made it super simple by putting a blank photo mat on each page.  All she has to do is print out a 4"x6"  and adhere it in place.  And then I made it super special by adding little bits of Want2Scrap bling to each page!  Have a look!

I tucked a piece of Swirls Finesse behind the tag on this page:

I used a tiny 3mm Light Blue Pearl in the center of flowers on this page:

12" Sleek Strip Pearls in Light Pink embellish the tag on this page:

Another Light Pink Pearl adorns the upper right corner of the card on this page:

More Light Pink Pearls provide a sweet detail on the little cameo tag on this page:

More of the 12" Sleek Strip Pearls jazz up the tab on this page:

Here are some pics of the rest of the album:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today! Susie

Materials for Baby Album:

Friday, April 22, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Mini Album

Today I am sharing a mini-album full of pictures from our St. Patrick's Day celebration!

 I started with a 6x6 chipboard album and the Charmed Collection from Authentique Papers.

St. Patrick's Day celebrations are always special with our clan because we are celebrating my niece's birthday!  She was all decked out in green - clothes, jewelery and tattoos - so she was absolutely pinch proof! 

The Charmed Collection has all kinds of super cute embellishments that are perfect for a mini-album! I dressed up the shamrocks on this card with 3mm gems from the 72 Count Light Green Self Adhesive Rhinestones.  The pack contains 3 different sizes: 8mm, 6mm and 3mm.

I used the 72 Count Dark Green 3mm Rhinestones to accent this tab...

I used 72 Count Orange Rhinestones to add dimension to this little pot o' gold!

Love this picture of my daughter and I - she is my lucky charm!

There was much merry making, shenanigans and malarky!


And my husband is the gold at the end of my rainbow!

I love the 6x6 album size because I can cover 4 pages with one sheet of 12" scrapbook paper!  The Charmed Collection was fun to play with and provided me with all kinds of opportunities to layer on the bling!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Supplies for St. Patrick's Day Mini Album: