Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Lacing Cards

Hello crafty friends. I'm all about stretching your supplies and I wanted to find another use for the plush dies from Simon Says Stamp. Since the dies cut an outline border of holes that is intended for stitching, I thought they would make great lacing cards for kids to practice their fine motor skills...



I die-cut the ice cream plush die using chipboard and some patterned paper from THIS pad. I used THIS to adhere the paper and seal it. My son has some store bought lacing cards that I used the laces from but you could use shoe laces or any type of string you want. One thing to note is I did use a hole punch to make the holes a little larger so the string would slide in easily.


For the bottom of the cones, I applied THIS ink on top and then spritzed on some water to resemble drops of melting ice cream.

I think these would be fun for any kid! Speaking of kids...


Simon Says Stamp hosted a Kid's Challenge HERE. The theme was Anything Goes with Glitter. My niece was SO excited to join in on the fun....


Here's her glitter project...

She used THIS glitter to add to the fruit of THIS set....


The contest has now ended but I encourage you to let your kids join in on the creative fun!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Scribbling Technique Part Two

Hello and welcome. A few months ago, I shared a technique I found by accident. Don't you love when that happens!? Anyway, I mention in THIS video how you can expand on the technique and create your own designs. I experimented with a stylus and drew in some BASIC shapes (because I'm no artist!) while the ink was still wet and I just love the results....
I'm not going to go into detail about how to do the scribbling technique because there is instructions HERE plus a video showing you how. I just followed those exact steps but instead of using my finger to swirl around the ink, I used a stylus and drew in a sun and a heart.

For the sun card...

I used Mustard Seed and Wild Honey Distress inks and heat embossed a coordinating sentiment inside the image. 

For the heart card...


I used Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries Distress ink and heat embossed THIS coordinating sentiment inside the image. 

I wanted to keep the cards simple and have the focus be on the technique. I like that it gives a lot of texture without any bulk. A great one layer card. I couldn't capture it in the photo, but I sprayed THIS shimmer spray on top off both and it gives off the most beautiful shine in real life.

I hope you give this technique a try. Don't let the doodling scare you. You can always use a stencil or trace an image that you stamped on the plastic. You don't have to be an artist...just experiment and have fun. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day! 

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

More SSS September Card Kit Inspiration

Hi there. I recently shared a card HERE using the September card kit from Simon Says Stamp. I have more inspiration to share using that kit...
I thought THIS and THIS stamp set paired perfectly with the kit as well as THIS die from Neat and Tangled. I used the pattern papers in the kit with the box die as well as THIS die for the frame. I stamped the balloons in the background using Jellybean, Surf Blue, and Bubble Gum dye ink. I finished off the card with some sequins and a sentiment from the kit's stamp set.

I cut slits in the dog's arms so he could prop himself out of the box...

TAYLOR'S TAKE
I also have a card to share using this kit created by my niece, Taylor. If you're new to my blog and want to find out more about Taylor's Take, click HERE.

She decided to make a simple birthday card using the patterned paper in the kit...
 A closer look...

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

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