Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Masking with Epoxy Stickers

Hi there. I'm back today with a couple more cards I created using THIS card kit. (Click HERE to see a previous card I've shared using the same kit.)

Included in the kit are some fabulous epoxy stickers. I thought they might make a fun mask and since they are epoxy coated, the ink blending I did on top cleans right off! You can even reuse the stickers....gotta love that!

Here's the first card I created using the heart stickers as masks...

First, I die-cut a panel using THIS die and THIS cardstock. I placed all the heart stickers randomly to create a background and blended a variety of Distress Ink colors on top. (Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Evergreen Bough, and Peacock Feathers) I sprayed the piece heavily with THIS spray for some shine and then gently removed the heart stickers/masks and wiped them off with a paper towel. I adhered the background to a piece of white cardstock to add a border along two of the edges and then adhered it down to a black note card. I finished it off with an arrow sticker, a sentiment from the stamp set included in the kit, and some of THESE sequins. 

A closer look...

I did the same exact thing for the second card but used a word sticker instead...

I was inspired by the stickers themselves and masked off the letters for a similar two tone effect..



After I blended Picked Raspberry and Barn Door Distress Ink on top, I flicked on water to create "bleached" spots for added interest. After gently removing the letters, I used THIS outline heart die (included in the card kit) to create the heart in the center of the letter O. I die-cut THIS die out of black fun foam and added THIS on top for some shine. I used THIS wonky stitched die for the border. 

A closer look...

I hope this inspires you to do some masking with your epoxy stickers. I like that you can use them over and over and if you want to use the stickers themselves and they lost some stick, just add some of THIS adhesive under it to keep them firmly in place. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Quick Crafty Tips- Organizing 6x6 Paper Pads

Hello. I'm sharing another Quick Crafty Tip today. (If you're new to my blog and want to see previous Quick Crafty Tips I've shared, click HERE.) 

So I will admit that I have a problem... I collect (and sometimes actually use) 6x6 paper pads. I love them. They are my weakness and I've acquired a big collection. I thought I would share three different ways I keep them tidy...


1. Binder Clips 
I am a big fan of card kits, so I usually have some of the 6x6 paper that's included leftover. The papers coordinate well since it's part of a kit, so I keep them together with a binder clip. These clips are also great to hold the pads together when they fall apart, which I show in the last two pictures below.

2. Jumbo Paper Clips 
Jumbo Paper Clips are great to use in the back of your 6x6 paper pads to hold all the coordinating scraps together. As you can see in the picture above, they are not as bulky as the binder clips. Here's a closer look...

3. Quart Sized Ziploc Bags 
Another option is ziploc bags. I found the quart size to works well. I store the paper pad inside and throw the coordinating scraps in the back....
You can fold the extra space at the top of the bag over and secure it with some washi tape....
Here's a look at the basket (this is one of many) that I use to hold my paper pads. I got it at Target and they fit like a glove....

I use all three methods when organizing my patterned papers and thought maybe one would work for you. I have included similar binder clips and paper clips below in the link description in case you want to try it out. Thanks for stopping by and happy organizing!

Thanks for stopping by. 

LINKS TO SUPPLIES USED: 
*I have included similar binder clips and paper clips below as well as some of my favorite 6x6 paper pads...