Surprise! I was cleaning my craft studio and I found a box (ok several boxes) of these adorable little craft frames. The only problem was they were the color of balsa wood. So I took a chance and stained it with Gray Granite ink! I was so surprised at how ell it turned out and I absolutely love how it turned it. It turned down the yellow and gave it a weathered look.
You can do it too! You'll need a Gray Granite re-inker, an Aqua Painter full of water, and a Sponge Brayer . Mix the ink and a several drops of water in the lid of your Gray Granite ink pad. You'll want it to be pretty watery since this is a stain. Soak it up with yourSponge Brayer and roll it over the frame, making sure to get the inside and all the edges. For the corners, you'll need to use yourAqua Painter. It didn't take too long to dry either.
It's going to look great with the rest of my fall decor! Now, if only it would cool off!
Products Used Today
Registration for BOTH September Card Clubs ends Sunday, 9/15. Please email me to register. Or, click on the photos to learn more.
I knew when I saw the Come To Gather Suite on the incentive trip that I would have to have it. But sometimes you just never know how much you're going to love a suite until you actually play with it. Last night was the first time I'd pulled the Come To Gather Suite off my shelf and I couldn't stop using it. In fact, I made all this week's projects at one time and found myself disappointed when, at 12:30 am, I realized I had finished all my projects for the whole week of blogs. I wasn't done designing yet! This is truly a suite that you could use over and over again and not tire of it at all.
Today's card had me searching for colors I rarely use: Merry Merlot and Cajun Craze. I'd never used the two of them together and they're gorgeous! Have you used these colors together before? I'm so happy that Stampin' Up! includes the list of coordinating colors used in their Designer Series Paper. Speaking of Designer Series Paper...Did you know that there's a SALE going on right now? When you buy 3 packs of designer series paper, you get 1 FREE! This is a sale that you're just not going to want to miss!
Crafty Saturday Paper Pumpkin Challenge Winners...
And the two winners are....Ashley Wells & Becky Vincent! I'll be getting those Paper Pumpkin project packets out to you this week.
That was fun! Let's try another challenge. Like I said earlier, I love the colors on today's card. Now it's your turn. Create a card or project using Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, and Crumb Cake and either email it to me or post it on my Facebook Group by Sunday, 9/15. One lucky winner will be announced next Monday for a prize from me! Have fun!
Base: Merry Merlot, 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Cajun Craze, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" (cut 2)
Layer 2: Very Vanilla, 5" x 3 3/4" (cut 2)
Layer 3: Come To Gather Designer Series Paper Scalloped Layering Square Die
Layer 4: Cajun Craze Layering Square Die
Layer 5: Very Vanilla Stitched Shape Square Die
Layer 6: Merry Merlot, Gathered Leaves Die
Click on the photos to learn more.
Paper, paper every where! It's a crafter's paradise in my studio join me as I unpack all the new fall and holiday designer series paper stacks.
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Base: Shaded Spruce, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" (cut 2)
Layer 2: Wrapped in Plaid, 4 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Wrapped in Plaid, 5 1/8" x 1"
Instructions are on the video above!
Sometimes, less is more. It's easy to become overwhelmed by color or by patterns, Maybe the designer series paper is too bold or busy. If that's the case, use small bits of patterned paper adds a pop of color, without detracting from the overall visual.
Today, I used a small 1" x 5" strip of Woven Threads Designer Series Paper to create a soft focal point, without detracting from my message. This card is a perfect example of #SimpleStamping and is a great way to get the most out of those small strips of paper.
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Base: Basic Black, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Whisper White: 5 1/8" x 3 /7"
Layer 2: Basic Black 1 1/8" x 5 1/8"
Layer 3: Woven Threads Designer Series Paper, 1" x 5"
Today is the last day to register for this Sunday's Over the Moon Class
Ahoy! It's day 2 of the incentive trip and we're spending the day at sea. Yesterday we left Rome after breakfast and joined the rest of the demonstrators at the Sheraton. After a shuttle bus to the port, we boarded the ship, awed by the splendor of the Jewel of the Seas and the smiling faces of her crew. Today, we started the day with an with a welcome speech by Sarah and Stampin' Up! execs. And now, we have the rest of the day to play and soak up the sun. It's wonderful seeing so many familiar faces, along with many new ones. I'm still in shock that I'm actually here, among so many amazing demonstrators. I might not stop smiling the whole week.
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Garden Green, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Mosaic Mood Specialty Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Garden Green, 5 1/8" x 1 1/8"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 5 1/8" x 1"
Layer 5: Whisper White Large Daisy Punch (2)
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