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Hearts Come Home…

Blog winner announcement!!!  The winner of the new stamp set used in my OnStage presentation is…

Amy Sabol

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!  Amy, email me @brm643@comcast.net and I will get that stamp set in the mail to you!

This will be a special Christmas in my little family because little Henry will experience his first Christmas and we get to share that sweet memory.  He has just recently learned to crawl so he is a busy little guy.  Oh what fun!

He and his little family will be here for Thanksgiving next week.  In addition it will also be his mommy’s birthday!  So I made this framed piece for her to decorate for the holidays.  I even put her name on the Bakery as she hopes to open one some day…

The art space measures 5″ x 10″.

In this close up you can see her name on the bakery awning…

The lettering is much more prominent when viewed from this angle.

In this shot you can see the Dazzling Diamonds in the trees.  I would have used Wink of Stella but went through two pens finishing my swaps for OnStage and haven’t ordered replacements yet.

Do you have someone on your gift list that might enjoy a similar framed holiday piece?  This town scene took some planning and masking to keep certain objects in front of others, but it was so much fun to build this little town scene!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits just in case you’d like to build a town too!

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Archival Basic Black, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Real Red, Tranquil Tide
  • Stamps:  Joy to the World (sentiment & Santa) and In the City
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Dazzling Diamonds, Large Letters Framelits, Aqua Painter, Fun Foam, Masking or Post It Notes, Card Front Builder Framelits (trees), a frame of your choice.  The one used here is from Hobby Lobby and the opening is 5″ x10″.

Digits

  • I stamped everything that would need a mask first and cut them out.  I used masking sheets, but you could substitute Post It Notes.
  • Cut your Thick Whisper White Cardstock the size of your frame.
  • Plan your stamping so you know what will be held out for masking.  For instance in this piece the little truck was the first thing stamped and then masked.
  • Secondly the buildings were stamped then masked.
  • The third layer was the trees.  The trees were cut out of Fun Foam using the Card Front Builder Framelits and used as stamps to create the background.  One line of trees were stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and the second line was stamped off before stamping.  We made a forest!
  • And the last stamping was the sentiment and Santa.
  • Once all your stamping is done, add Adhesive Sheet to back of this stamped piece before cutting out letters.  Line letters on piece and cut with Large Letters Framelits.
  • Add Adhesive Sheets to back of Fun Foam and cut all letters you need.  Add stamped letter to top of Fun Foam Letter by removing protective sheet.
  • Add a piece of cardstock to the back of your stamped piece in a color that coordinates with what you have stamped.  It does show through a little when finished.  Now add your Fun Foam/stamped letters to the stamped piece and then add the finished stamped piece to a frame.

Is it gorgeous?  I bet it is!

What a fun project this was and this Eclipse Technique is really easy to do.  Give it a try!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

this makes me smile.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Framing Christmas…

The Eclipse technique really caught on this year even though it is making a return visit to the stamping world.

But with the total eclipse we had earlier this year, it just seems right to end the year with an eclipse Christmas.

Several of these framed Christmas home décor pieces will find their way into friends and loved ones homes during the holidays…

Everyone will want to know where the frame came from…Hobby Lobby.  And the opening is 5″ x 10″.

The raised letters were done with Fun Foam.

Had to get a shot with the Dazzling Diamonds doing its thing.

I just love this technique!

Now I’ve made these with the letters spelling “joy” and “Noel” too.  You’re only limited by the opening in the frame.  This frame did have glass, but that was discarded.

If you find a frame you can’t resist, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this technique…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstick
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Powder Pink, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive
  • Stamps:  Good Tidings
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Dazzling Diamonds Powder, Large Letters Framelits, Fun Foam (1/8″ thick), Self Adhesive Sheets

Digits

  • The opening to this frame is 5″ x 10″.  Cut your Thick Whisper White to the dimensions of your frame opening.
  • Stamp all your holly and berry stamps after positioning where you want your sentiment to be.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Give it a few minutes to dry or it might smudge.
  • Add a piece of Self Adhesive Sheet to the back of the Fun Foam.  Cut your letters from this section so that all the letters have Adhesive Sheet on the back.
  • Draw a light pencil line across the stamped piece where you want the bottom of the letters to be.  Add Adhesive Sheet to the back of this stamped piece where the letters will be cut.  Lay this piece on your Magnetic Board and place your Framelits for each letter for spacing.  In the case where you might have double letters like I did here, add the Fun Foam just for placement and remove before cutting letters.  Cut letters out.
  • Add the stamped letter to the Fun Foam letter by removing the protective sheet.  You will need a backing sheet attached to the back of your stamped piece.  Removed protective covering from Fun Foam letters and add back into place on the stamped piece.  Because the center of my “R” letter had stamping on it, I included them.  If the centers of your letters do not have stamping on them, make your backing piece the cardstock color your are using and it can show through where letters have openings.  Like an “O” or “B” for example.
  • Once you have all the letters placed, add some water to a blob of multipurpose glue and apply where your want the Dazzling Diamonds Powder.  Sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds.
  • Add to frame and you are done!

This would make the perfect hostess gift!

Oh my goodness, I can’t believe all the comments!  I WILL answer all of them, but not until we pick a winner tomorrow so that all will be included.  I plan to number each one and let Sweetums pick a number then announce the winner in tomorrow’s post!  Good Luck!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

all of these things…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

OnStage SLC Swaps…

The tradition of swapping handmade cards at a Stampin’ Up! convention is a treasured ritual of those attending.  You can make as many or few as you want, but you don’t want to miss joining in on the fun.

This year I have 100 swaps to share (remember, I do not like to make multiples of anything!) and I will come home with 100 new ideas to share with my peeps.

Here is my swap for this 2017 OnStage Convention…

And my Wink of Stella is showing up…yay!

I doubt there will be another like it since I made the stamp using a die and fun foam.

Stamping and spritzing on watercolor paper is magic…just sayin’

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this piece…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, plus watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Tranquil Tide and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Merry Patterns
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  3/8″ Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon, Wink of Stella, Fun Foam, MISTI or Stamp Positioner, Water Spritzer

Digits

The Thick Whisper White base is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″

The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″ attached to base with SNAIL

To make your own stamp, cut two layers of fun foam for each die and glue together with multipurpose glue.

Cut watercolor paper 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Load your stamp with ink and spritz with water before stamping.  Using your spritzer add water to your image on the paper to promote “blooming” of color.  Set aside to dry.  You can soak up large drips with a tissue.

Once dry add Tranquil Tide ink to stamp, spritz with water and stamp just to the side of the previous trees.  Add a small amount of water to encourage the colors to move and mingle.  Let dry.

Add Old Olive ink to your stamp.  Do not spritz.  Stamp over your first Lemon Lime Twist trees.  Add Wink of Stella to just this tree after the ink drys.

Stamp sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist and Archival Basic Black.

Add ribbon/bow under sentiment and attach in back with SNAIL.

Glue watercolor paper to base with multipurpose glue and weight down the layers until dried.

I hope you will give this technique a try and let me know how you like it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I am so grateful to be where I am today…hope you are too!

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

 

B

falala…

Here’s another idea for an elegant Christmas card that’s easy to put together if you get in a pinch…

See what I mean?

These Foil Snowflakes are pretty even from the back…

I almost put the word “cheers” on the front until I found this one.  Cheers would be good for birthday or new years.

And a peek inside.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock, plus Gold Foil Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  October Paper Pumpkin Set
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Faceted Gems, Foil Snowflakes, word die of your choice mine is retired, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

Digits

  • The Crumb Cake base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnish with a Bone Folder.
  • The top Basic Black layer is 3-5/8″ square attached with dimensionals
  • The Gold Foil layer is 3″ square attached with multipurpose glue.
  • Add the foil snowflake so that the back is showsing.  I used small dots of multipurpose glue to attach.  Add Faceted Gem to center.
  • The lower Basic Black layer is 3-1/2″ x 1-3/8″ attached to card front with dimensionals.
  • The Gold Foil layer is 3-3/8″ x 1-1/4″ attached with multipurpose glue.
  • Cut two word dies from Thick Very Vanilla adding Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to back before die cutting.  Peel protective paper from one word and lay on top of the other.  Peel protective paper from bottom layer and add to card front.
  • Inside the Basic Black layer is 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Very Vanilla layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Add to card with SNAIL.
  • Cut one foil snowflake in half and add to bottom of this layer gold side up.  I used small dots of multipurpose glue for this.

Hope you enjoyed this post.  I’m doing all my last minute packing and leaving at stupid o’clock in the morning.  Flying is such a hassle anymore.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

and making you stronger.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Snowflakes ‘n Gingham?

Mixing snowflakes and gingham?  Sure!  Why not?

This reminds me of wearing cowboy boots with lace…always a good look!

Glamour close up shot…

That snowflakes are just gorgeous.

and a peek inside.

Actually this card is very easy to make and would make a good choice for multiples…not that I like making multiples!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Smoky Slate Cardstock
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and VersaMark Ink
  • Stamps:  Hearts Come Home
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon, Linen Thread, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies, Silver Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/4″.  Score at 4-1/4″, fold and burnish with a Bone Folder.
  • Cut the lower edge of the base card and at the same time add the line of dots.
  • Cut one set of Thick Whisper White snowflakes.  I laid these flakes upside down on my Silicon Craft Sheet and ran SNAIL on the back.  You could also add a strip of Adhesive Paper to the back of the cardstock before cutting out the flakes. Trim at sides.  Add flakes over the bottom of the card front..
  • Use Embossing Buddy before applying VersaMark Ink for sentiment. Sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Add a band of Smoky Slate Gingham just below the line of dots using SNAIL.
  • Make several loops with the gingham ribbon and tie center with Linen Thread then add over band at left side with glue dots.  I have a video on YouTube here showing steps to make a bow like this.
  • Inside the Smoky Slate layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 3″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment and attach over Smoky Slate with SNAIL.

See?  This really is a very simple card.

It’s Friday again and we are having 75 degree gorgeous fall weather.  Now that I have everything made and pretty much packed for OnStage Convention in Salt Lake City next week, I hope to relax and enjoy the week with Sweetums.

How your weekend plans are awesome…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

This speaks to me today…

Stay REALLY inky and be REALLY HaPpY!

 

 

B

A Vision In Gold…

This monochromatic Christmas card may be traditional but still carries a punch…

maybe it’s the snowflakes…

or maybe it’s the gold satin ribbon…

whatever it is…it works!

and a peek inside.

Yesterday I gathered up all the Christmas cards made so far (no duplicates) and there are 33!  I think two a day might be the rule for the next month!

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for this one…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Gold Foil Cardstock plus Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Hearts Come Home
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  5/8″ Gold Satin Ribbon, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies, Linen Thread

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score, fold and burnish with Bone Folder at 4-1/4″.
  • Cut two pieces of Gold Foil.  One at 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ and the second at 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ for the inside.
  • Cut top DSP layer at 3-3/4″ x 1-3/4″.  Add to Gold Foil layer at top with SNAIL.
  • Cut lower DSP layer at 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ and add at bottom of Gold Foil layer with SNAIL.
  • Add snowflakes cut from Gold Foil.  I used SNAIL.  Trim sides.
  • Wrap a band of ribbon around this layer where the two DSP patterns overlap.  Attach on back with SNAIL.
  • Add Gold Foil/DSP layer to card front with SNAIL.
  • Make a bow with several loops then tie center with Linen Thread.  Add to bank at right with glue dots.
  • Inside SNAIL smaller Gold Foil layer down centered.  Cut Thick Whisper White layer 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black then add with SNAIL over Gold Foil.
  • Cut one snowflake from Gold Foil and add with SNAIL to bottom right corner.

So I have two more posts before leaving for convention in Salt Lake City.  I’ve prepared three more to run next week, but don’t have one ready for Friday of next week yet.  Would you rather I prepare a normal post or have a live session/interview (with other demos) on Friday from convention?  I’ll go with the vote!  This will also tell me who reads to the end of the post!!!!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

exactly.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

B

Elegant Neutrals…

I do love color but sometimes just neutrals with maybe a little bling works great for an elegant look…

well…maybe a lot of bling!

Love all the texture…

This one won’t cost extra postage either.

And a peek inside.

Seriously I’m not an elegant person, but sometimes it’s fun to shoot for it.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and Copper Foil
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and VersaMark Ink
  • Stamps:  Watercolor Christmas
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  1/8″ Gold Ribbon, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlets Dies, Gold and Silver Embossing Powders, Textured Snowflake Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The Basic Black base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5-1/2″ with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
  • Cut a piece of Copper Foil 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Emboss in center with Textured Snowflake Embossing Folder.  Sand just the raised snowflake slightly.  Swipe entire piece with Archival Basic Black Ink Pad.  Let dry.  Add  VersMark with the ink pad all over panel.  Sprinkle with Gold and Silver Embossing Powders and heat.  Add this panel to the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper with multipurpose glue and weight these layers down until dry.
  • Cut 7 snowflakes with Swirly Snowflakes Thinlets Dies.  Glue together with glue dots or multipurpose glue to make 3 sets of two and a single flake for the card inside.
  • Cut three lengths of 1/8″ Gold Ribbon.  Attach at back with Tear Tape and on card front with glue dot.  Add more Tear Tape to back and add this panel to card base.  Attach three sets of snowflakes at end o 3/8″ ribbon with glue dots.
  • Inside the Thick Whisper White layer is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  With Multipurpose Glue add 1/4″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper at bottom of layers.  Add single snowflake with glue dot over strip.
  • Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • This snowflake could be embossed on the left side of the envelope to coordinate with the card front.

Everything from my studio is packed and ready to fly next week.  Now to catch up on house chores, grocery shopping and cooking for Sweetums and then pack for myself.  This time next week I’ll be in Lydia’s class and loving it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

It’s going to be an awesome month…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

Merry Bling!…

You know how you can give someone directions on how to drive to a particular place?  Probably you could have sent them three or four different ways but they would still end up where you sent them.

That’s the way it is with the “eclipse” technique that has been all the rage in stamping lately.  There are several waysto achieve the look but you still end up with the eclipse “look”.

So today I have a pretty home décor piece for the Christmas holiday decorating season done in the eclipse technique of my choice…

How lucky I was able to capture some of the Dazzling Diamonds glittering in this photo…never easy to do!

A glamour close up and more glittery goodness…

The opening in this frame is 5″ x 10″…perfect for this technique and most greetings for the holidays.

I’ve used my favorite color combination (blues and greens).

This project took maybe 45 minutes to complete start to finish.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Watercolor Christmas (sentiment)  The tree stamp was made using the Card Front Builder Framelits and Fun Foam.  Cut two sets of trees each two layers of Fun Foam glued together with multipurpose glue to make your own stamps.

  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Large Letters Framelits Dies, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Thick Fun Foam or make two layers of thin, Multipurpose Adhesive Strips, Water Spritzer, Frame (mine came from Hobby Lobby)

Digits

  • Cut a piece of watercolor paper the size of your frame opening.  Mine is 5″ x 10″.
  • Load your three-tree stamp with Lemon Lime Twist Ink, spritz stamp three times and stamp.  Go ahead and stamp all your Lemon Lime Trees across the paper.
  • Now spritz your stamped trees to encourage “blooming”…

  • Once that layer is dry enough (you can soak up drips with tissue), load up just the left edge of your second set of your three-tree stamp in Tranquil Tide.  Spitz stamp three times and stamp just to the right of your first Lemon Lime Twist tree.  Spritz these trees with water to help them “bloom and bleed”.
  • Once that ink is dry, stamp another row of Lemon Lime Twist trees right over the bleeding/blooming trees to get a clean image.
  • Add sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • Add Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to back of Fun Foam.  Cut the letters from thick Fun Foam (I used white foam).
  • Add Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to back of watercolor piece where you will be cutting letters.
  • Set letters up on inked watercolor paper.  Be sure to leave room for double letters.  Cut letters.  Before removing letters from watercolor paper, add 2-Way Glue over trees and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds.  Pretty!
  • Cut a backing piece for watercolor paper from packing sheet inside Designer Series Paper.  Remove protective paper from Adhesive Sheet on back of watercolor paper and add watercolored piece to DSP backing piece.
  • Remove protective paper from Fun Foam letters and add to coordinating letters on watercolor sheet.  Add watercolored letters to Fun Foam.
  • Set finished piece inside frame.  I removed the glass from my frame.

My plans are to make several of these that say different things for the Christmas holidays.  Hope you will give this seasonal décor piece a try…it was so much fun to make!

It’s Friday!   Yay…except we are expecting a very cold, rainy day tomorrow.  Good weather for finishing up OnStage projects!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

Stay inky…be HaPpY!

B

Christmas Night…

Just the name of this stamp set bundle made me want to buy it…Hearts Come Home.  So I did.

Here’s my first post using this set…

And, yes, it does fold to fit in a normal envelope!

 

How sweet is that little church?

This layer for your personal message is located on the back of the card.

I am such a sucker for these village scenes.  Big starry sky and glittery moon…yep, I love them!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Soft Sky, Thick Whisper White, Gold Foil and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Cardstock plus watercolor paper and Designer Series Paper Year of Cheer
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black plus watercolor of your choice for the sky.  I used Phthalo Blue
  • Stamps:  Hearts Come Home
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, White Watercolor and or White paint or Gel pen

Digits:

  • The Soft Sky base card is 4-1/4″ x 8″.  Score 1-1/4″ and 2-1/2″ on long edge.  Turn card and score at opposite end at 1-1/4″ and 2-1/2″
  • Cut 4 DSP layers 1″ x 4″.  Cut 4 Gold Foil layers 1-1/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Layer all eight pieces with multipurpose glueCut a piece of watercolor paper 2-7/8″ x 4″.
  • Dampen the paper and apply watercolor.  While still wet, scrunch up a tissue and remove some of the color to create a textured look to the sky.  When dry add splats of White watercolor paint or White paint pen or White Gel Pen.  I used watercolor first and made some larger “stars” with White Paint Pen.
  • Punch 1-1/4″ Circle of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Add to top right corner of sky overlapping edges.  Trim excess from back.  Add the watercolor layer to center of card.
  • Add two of the DSP strips to the center  panels where the card folds out.
  • Cut the village buildings from Soft Sky left over from cutting the base.  It’s a 3″ x 4-1/4″ piece.  Glue a piece of Gold Foil to back of Church and house then trim excess.  Stamp sentiment in bottom center with Archival Basic Black ink.
  • Lay card flat.  Fold one side in mountain fold and the other side flat.  Add Tear Tape to back of village layer and place one side down on the folded card side overlapping by an inch.  Attach the other side to the flattened side.
  • Add DSP strips to the panels where the village attached to cover where they meet.
  • Yay!  Look what you made!
  • Next cut a piece of Thick Whisper White 2-7/8″ x 4″.  Stamp sentiment in Archival Basic Black.
  • To add to envelope, fold one side in and the other out.  Fits perfectly!

This was so much fun to make.  I’m thinking of several projects with this set that I hope to share with you next week.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

yes we do…

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!

 

B

Starry Night…

Today’s post reflects a cold starry night and the joy of the season…

This starry night was created with a watercolor background.

Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper makes the perfect snow covered evergreens.

And a peek inside…

Watercolor paper and watercolors give you incredible moody backgrounds and are so simple to create.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Watercolor Paper and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, VersaMark and your choice of watercolor  If you wanted a substitute, Pacific Point Reinker will work too.
  • Stamps:  Watercolor Christmas
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Foam Adhesive Strips, Build A Card Front Framelits, Low Tack Artist Tape, White Embossing Powder

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5-1/2″, fold and burnish with a bone folder.
  • The Watercolor Paper layer is 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Mask this layer with Low Tack Tape.  Spitz to dampen surface and paint with watercolor of your choice.  I used Phthalo Blue.  While your color is still wet, use a scrunched up tissue to give texture to the color.  Flick the white (I used Titanium White Watercolor) on the whole piece and then a white paint or gel pen to add bigger “stars”.
  • Let dry naturally.
  • Remove tape and stamp sentiment in VersaMark Ink, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat.
  • Cut a strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper the length of your background.  Add curves using snips.
  • Cut trees from Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper.  Add single tree with multipurpose glue and two top trees with dimensionals.
  • Inside stamp the sentiment in Archival Basic Black and add a single tree with multipurpose glue.

You would not believe the condition of my studio.  There are projects lined up on every possible surface in preparation for OnStage in Salt Lake City two weeks from today!  Oh my goodness I need to shift into another gear!

Here is your “B-ism” for today…

seriously…

Keep those fingers inky…be HaPpY!

B