Other: Black Spray Paint; Apple Barrel/Outdoor Gloss White Acrylic Paint; DecoArt/Americana- Acrylic Paint in True Red & Indian Turquoise; Washi Tape (for masking); ruler; foam brush
The Christmas season will be here before we know it! This mix the media home décor piece was created with wood snowflakes and wood word from Joann’s. Our Rustic white center frame became black with a quick covering of spray paint. Then the wood word was painted in the peppermint style by using washi tape to mask off the stripes for the white and then the red paint. Last the snowflakes were painted the turquoise blue. Each painted piece was then added to the black background, the word was even popped up with 3D foam dots first. The result is a bright and bold Christmas statement worthy of any wall.
Clear Stamp Set: Hampton Art/Jillibean Soup- Barn Door JB1560
Ink: Ranger Archival/Red Geranium & Coffee
Kraft Tag: Laser Cut
Papers: Garden Harvest/Bite Size Bits & Plant the Seeds
Shaker Card: Square
Shaker Insert: Square
Shaker Fillers: Brown Sequins
Wood Veneers: Butterflies & Flowers
Darice /Embossing Folder-Brick Pattern; Hero Arts /Radiant White Cardstock; Petaloo /Textured Elements-Burlap Leaves; Scrapbook Adhesives/3D foam dots; Thermoweb /Tape Runner
The season has officially changed here in the Midwest to Autumn. Here is a fall themed shaker card with a funny saying sure to brighten anyone’s day. It started with the barn door stamp set with the door stamped in red ink onto white cardstock. Wanting a house exterior I embossed the brick pattern with my Cuttlebug directly onto the front of the shaker card base. Then I stamped the kraft laser cut tag with the “Shut the Front Door” sentiment in brown ink hoping that it would look like a curtain in the window. I added some small leaves by cutting down some big Petaloo ones. The flowers are wood veneers colored with yellow marker. The fillers are butterfly wood veneers colored in yellow and orange markers and brown sequins.
Here is another way to use embossing folders, this time with watercolor paints. I embossed the cross first on white cardstock and then using watercolor paints I painted the rainbow colors. Then I added the sentiment in black ink at lower right side of the cross. It seemed to need something more, so using a black journal pen I did a double outline and then added the 3D edge with shading. Last I added one of our brand-new foam stickers in a black heart next to the sentiment for emphasis. I love how this one turned out so I only added a black pattern paper mat with the stamped panel popped up with 3D foam dots to keep it simple. A powerful reminder of God’s ultimate gift and his beautiful promise.
The new Jillibean Soup paper collections have arrived and this fun shaker card was created with the “You Make Miso Happy” collection. This month I played with several embossing folders with my card bases. This one has a textile pattern that looked great on the white cardstock card base. In green ink onto green patterned paper I stamped the succulent plant. Next I chose the background black text paper for the coffee cup, making sure that the “Smile” word was aligned for easy viewing. Then the shaker fillers were chosen: white pearls, black sequins and iridescent pink hearts, these all fit the card theme well. Then I chose the pink pattern paper for the base and used the new washi sheet stickers to create the top border strip in turquoise. Last I added some pea pod die cuts: bird, flowers, leaf and the “Choose Happiness” sentiment.
Tip: to allow the shaker to open properly with the flower attached I had to cut the yellow flower in half, but once assembled you can hardly tell!