Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Patterned Paper

Todays theme for the Design Team at Practical Scrappers is using "Patterned Paper"  I choose double sided patterned paper and punched out 2.5 inch circles. I then folded 4 flaps on the circles so they became square. This is a great way to enjoy both sides of the paper and a fun way to add some clever dimension to cards and layouts. Visit the ladies at Practical Scrappers to see more ideas featuring patterned papers.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Tag, Your It!

Practical Scrappers challenged the Design Team to use "Tags." They are probably a crafters most used embellishments because they are so versatile.  They can be masculine or feminine, come in any size, and be suitable for any theme. I imagine they are one of the most long lasting trends in the paper-crafting industry.  Stop by Practical Scrappers to pick up some great ideas for how to incorporate tags into your next project.
I simply trimmed the corners from a rectangular card base to easily transform it into a tag shape. To finish the card, I added an eyelet and ribbons/fibers.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Embossing on Felt

I experimented with embossing on felt and was quite pleased with the fun texture that was created. I stamped the bird directly on the teal felt with Ranger Perfect Medium and used black rainbow glitter embossing powder. After heated, it created a textured felt that was not completely coated with melted powder leaving a webbed impression. If you want to give this a try, I recommend using bold designs with a large solid area in the stamp. Simple shapes or solid letters would work best. Those stamps with fine detail do not emboss clearly because of the fuzzy felt.  Visit the ladies at Practical Scrappers to see more “Fun With Felt”

 Both butterflies were stamped on hot pink felt.  One was embossed with clear powder and the other silver.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013