OK..today I am on Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Blog using their newest release from CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) Mega Trade Show. It is mixed media in CAS (Clean And Simple) design to come up with this...Texture Gems™ Contemporary Happy Birthday Card...
Just a few peeks but be sure to visit for a full step out tutorial and supplies list...
I stamped the A2 Woodgrain Upcycle Frame Cling Background Stamp in Rich Cocoa Ink onto white cardstock. Then I placed my A2 Matting Basics B Die #7 (the smallest die size is #1) over the image and cut/embossed with my Grand Calibur® Machine. Color the frame with watercolor pencils and soften the colors with a waterbrush and water.
Next I used my Stacking Sentiments Clear Stamp to create my sentiment. I love that I can combine and create longer sentiments for whatever occasion I choose! Here I put two sets together to create my greeting. After stamping, I placed my A2 Matting Basics A Die #3 over the it and cut/embossed.
For the card front, I wanted a textured look so I took out my Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa ink and swiped across my Bricks and Bark Em-bossing Fold'er™ on one side. Then Placed the card on the other side of folder, closed and embossed it through the Grand Calibur Machine.
Touch up the edges with Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa ink on the card panel and card base for a finished look...
Assemble the card panel by adhering the sentiment onto the frame background using 3D Foam Squares.
Next add the panel to the card front with E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips. Thread twine through twice, make a knot. Thread through the button, end with a bow and secure the back with DODZ™ - Small.
Add three brown pearls on top and it's ready to be sent! Here's another look...
Hey all! Starting from today until March 10 2015, FaveCrafts/Prime Publishing is hosting a Best Blogger Craft 2015 Contest for those of us who attended their Blogger Networking Event at the Winter CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) Trade Show last month in Anaheim, CA.
The contest was to use products from the sponsors (thank you!) to create project(s) that inspired you. I had one of those throw away silver trays which I picked out of the trash - someone spray painted a shinny black color in the center and I guess they didn't like it. BUT it spoke to ME! LOL!
At the CHA Bloggers Event, I met so many interesting bloggers in the industry as well as the fabulous manufacturers who were the sponsor of a generous swag BOX (thank goodness it was delivered - otherwise, need another suitcase!).
A couple of pictures taken at the event (I forgot my camera...GRRR!) but talented Maria Del Pinto let me share these pictures she took - thank you, Maria!
L to R: Sherry Cheever, Bunny Vance & ME!
ME & the fabulous Amy. from Fairfield World - LOVE her style!
Thank you always for stopping by my blog - don't forget to vote!
This throw away silver tray was found literally in the trash…someone had sprayed a shiny black paint finish on it and didn’t want it. Well, this DIYer did! LOL!!
I painted the center with Plaid FolkArt Home Décor Chalkboard Rich Black Ultra Mat Paint to give it life, along with accents of rick rack trim and flowers. Do a little chalkboard lettering and this piece is seriously rescued from trash to treasure! I plan on hanging it on my craft room wall.
Apply FolkArt Home Décor Chalk Rich Black in the center of tray. Paint three coats with dry time in between coats. Love the result as it has an ultra matte finish to it - beautiful!
While waiting for paint to dry, create Little B’s Pull Flower Roses as directed on package. Make two of each color. Set aside.
Once the last coat of chalkboard paint is dried, edge the painted area with ¼” Baby Rick Rack and Aleene’s® Always Ready Tacky Glue Turbo. Let dry.
On the computer create a sentiment to fit the center of tray and print out. I also drew some accents around the words. Chalk over the back of the copy paper of sentiment with white chalk. Place chalked side down on to the tray and beginning tracing the words. The white chalk will transfer to the painted area. Use white marker to finish the sentiment.
Cut and emboss Foliage set Die #6 (the smallest size die is #1) with No. 11 Green cardstock for a total of six die cuts. These will be placed behind the Pull Rose Flowers for accent.
Place a cluster of three Pull Flower Roses (pink, red and yellow) and adhere with Dodz™ XL on the upper left edge of tray. Repeat another cluster of roses to the lower right edge. I ended up using two (keep the other for another project). Add in leaf die cuts - the upper left corner, double up the die cuts and for dimension, use 3D Foam Squares, White Small.
It’s ready to display either by easel or attaching a wall hook in the back of tray to hang. Here's another look at the DIY Chalkboard Tray...
Today I am posting a guest design team project on Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Blog and featuring a couple of their newest releases from CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) Mega Trade Show last month :) These are perfect additions to your Design Memory Craft® supplies!