Thursday, September 26, 2019

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Foiled Frame Thanks for Everything Card

Super excited to be up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog! I created a Clean And Simple (CAS) style card to feature foiling, layering stamps and dimension. A great combination for cardmaking!

**I receive products from Altenew, Waffle Flower and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**


Tutorial Sneak Peek

You'll have to visit the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog for the complete photo tutorial but I'll share a little...shhh, don't tell!





Here's a video I am sharing from Altenew that I think will be helpful in understanding visually. See below...


I loved how it turned out - simple design with dimension and sparkle. Hope you will try these elements in your next project!

Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Asuka Studio: Paper Weave Thank You Card

For a little bit of a unique background, I decided to weave my strip of patterned paper for interest and texture. Have you done this before? Simply top off with an adorable bunny and sparkly bubble rhinestones to finish. Loved how it turned out! Share your weaved creations with me by linking your artwork in the comments.


**I receive products from Memory Palette Co. and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**


Paper Weave Instructions

First, cut pink cardstock, Watercolor Splash Sunset Orange patterned paper and Watercolor Splash Sunset Orange (blue/purple in the corner) patterned paper to 5 x 4-inches. With just the patterned papers, cut into 1/2-inch strips as shown in the image.


Apply a strip of E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Strips on the left side of the pink cardstock (the card panel). Then place strips of Watercolor Splash Sunset Orange (blue/purple in the corner) patterned paper with one end on top of the adhesive all the way down to the bottom.


With each strip of Watercolor Splash Sunset Orange patterned paper, weave between the strips of blue/purple patterned paper already on the card panel. I started from the left to right.

The first strip I tuck under and then weave over the second row. Repeat until the end.

With the second strip, do the opposite. Start by placing over the first row and then tuck under the second row. Repeat. Make sure your column of strips is straight. Go all the way to the end.


When the weave is completed, adhere the ends with the E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Strips. Trim the weaved card panel to 4.75 x 3.75-inch.


Place several 3D Foam Squares White in regular size on the back of the card panel. Remove the top liners and adhere onto a 5 x 4-inch coral cardstock card panel.

I folded a piece of 8.5 x 5.5-inch ivory cardstock in half to create a top fold card and placed the layered card panel on top.



Now for the fun part - embellishing! I picked out the cute bunny in the Forest Friends Die Cuts Pack. Next, I cut a strip of 5.75 x 1.25-inch coral cardstock (the same as the card panel) and cut the ends into fishtails.


With a strip of 4 x 1-inch ivory cardstock, stamp "Thank you" from the MP-60162 Forest Friends Acrylic Clear Stamp in pink ink. Cut a fishtail on its right end and adhere it on the coral cardstock banner (make sure to leave space on the left side for the bunny die cut).


Adhere the layered banner on top of the card base towards the bottom section.


Using leftovers from a used sheet of 3D Foam Circles, I cut a strip and added behind the bunny die cut from the MP-58996 Forest Friends Die Cuts Pack. Adhere the bunny die cut on the left side of the sentiment banner.


Lastly, add a few of the Sparkly Bubble Rhinestone Clear in the areas of the card as shown in the picture. They are easy to use and are self-adhesive.



Here's a second look.



As always, thanks for stopping by!
MargieH




Creative Time: 30 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed

Other:
Adhesives: E-Z Runner® Grand, 3D Foam Squares White Regular and Crafty Foam Tape Black (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®); Pink, Coral and Ivory Cardstock

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Asuka Miyamoto (Product Designer)





Asuka Studio: Sweet n Sparkle Altered Index Cards

Looking into what project to create, I went to a big box store and found myself in the "back to school" section. They had a pack of 100 unlined index cards for 79 cents. Well, it went home with me! LOL! My idea was to alter them and add layers of wonderful Asuka Studio products. Take a look!


**I receive products from Memory Palette Co., Spellbinders® Paper Arts and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**



Sparkles Altered Index Card Instructions

First I need to put a layer of gesso on my index cards. I only did five to start. Let dry.


Using a wet brush, I covered the index card with water and then added my colors. For this card, I used blue and green. Color until you get your desired shades.


While the watercolors are drying, I grabbed a few pieces that I thought would work together well from the Ephemera Packs. I cut the center of the wreath.


For the layers, I cut 2.75 x 4.75-inch of the pink cardstock and 2 5/8 x 4 5/8-inch of the MP-60130 Watercolor Splash Glacier Blue. Then I distressed the edges of both with either fine grade sandpaper or a distressing tool.


To adhere the cardstock piece down to the watercolor index card, I used the E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser. For the MP-60130 Watercolor Splash Glacier Blue piece, I used the 3D Foam Square White in regular size to lift the layer.


The die cuts were taken from a combination of MP-60155 So Sweet Ephemera and MP-60156 So Sweet Ephemera. Pieces were secured with leftovers from the 3D Foam Circles Black in regular size. Don't waste ANYTHING! LOL! And you're done!



Repeat for the other two cards but with different colors and designs. Here's the close up of the other two below.




Big Thank You for stopping by my blog!
MargieH




Creative Time: 30 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed

Other:
Pink and Lavendar Cardstock; Watercolors and Paint Brushes: Color Sticks Gel Crayons and Mermalicious Brush Sets from Making Faces Collection by Jane Davenport  (Spellbinders® Paper Arts); Adhesives: E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser, 3D Foam Squares White Regular, and 3D Foam Circles Black Regular (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®); Gesso; Fine Grade Sandpaper/Distressed Tool; Index Cards


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Monday, September 09, 2019

Rita Barakat Designs: 2 Page Art Journal with Finders Keepers and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop

Had fun creating a two-page art journal using a combination of three manufacturers' products who happened to be our blog hop sponsors today! I love how I can use die cuts with elements that were custom created with foil and embossing powders to match the theme. Take a closer look as I show you how I made these pages.


**I receive products from Rita Barakat Designs, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®, and Finders Keepers Paper Crafting for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**



Two-Page Journal Instructions

Using the pages from the Jots&Dots Dot Grid Notebook as a guide, I traced the back of the Puddle Jumper 12 x 12 Paper with a pencil. Then I cut and rounded the corners of the patterned paper to match the notebook pages.



Using the E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser, I secured the patterned papers to the notebook pages. I love using this adhesive for paper construction like this, boxes, envelopes, etc. This clear double-sided adhesive is immediately tacky and perfect for this project!


I didn't like the gap between the two pages so I took out the Puddle Jumper 12 x 12 Sticker Sheet and scored the rain boots border sticker in half.


Peel off the border stick and place it in between the two pages. Trim off the excess at the bottom.


Now the FUN part - embellishing! I placed 3D Foam Circles White Mix randomly around the bubble design in the paper. This pack had two sizes: regular and small. After placing, remove all of the top liners and sparkle Midnight Magic Embossing Powder. Tap off the excess and melt with a heating tool. YES! The 3D Foam Circles are HEAT RESISTANT! So fun! BONUS: Midnight Magic Embossing Powder glow in the dark! LOVE!



Choosing one of the fairies from The Veil of the Fairies Die Cuts was easy! Isn't this fairy holding a flower like an umbrella perfect?! I trimmed a bit more using small scissors to get the white background out of the way. Then I used leftover 3D Foam Circles White Mix and lifted the die cut in the journal page.



I cut out the "Rain Makes Everything Beautiful" sentiment from the Puddle Jumper Splashing patterned paper. After rounding the bottom corners, I added leftover 3D Foam Circles White Mix on the backside and placed on the second page.


On the corner of the sentiment, I placed two rain boot shapes from the 3D Foam Garden Shapes. Place one on the page, remove its top liner and apply Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets in gold on top with the foil color side up. Rub the foil with your finger to transfer the color.



For the second page (above the saying), I stamped a few of the dotted lines from the Wishful Inking Ever Thanks Clear Stamp Set using silver metallic pigment ink. Then I sprinkled Midnight Magic Embossing Powder, tapped off the excess and used a heating tool. Love how the silver shows through some of the dots :)



What is missing? Well, we need rain so I added raindrops from the 3D Foam Garden Shapes which is perfect because they already have dimension to them. All it needed was some sparkle so I applied Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets in Variety Colors in teal color.

After adhering the drops on the paper, take off the top liner and place the teal transfer foil color side up over the drop shape. Rub the foil with your finger to transfer the color to the drop. Done and easy!


Here's a second look at the finished pages.



Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Creative Time: 40 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Rita Barakat Designs

The Veil of the Fairies Die Cuts
Midnight Magic Embossing Powder

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser
3D Foam Circles White Mix
3D Foam Garden Shapes
Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets in Variety Colors
Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets in Holographic Colors


Finders Keepers Paper Crafting
Puddle Jumper 12 x 12 Paper
Puddle Jumper 12 x 12 Sticker Sheet
Puddle Jumper Splashing 12 x 12 Paper
Jots&Dots Dot Grid Notebook
Wishful Inking Ever Thanks Clear Stamp Set

Other
Heating Tool; Corner Rounder

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